Miami (OH) Season Predictions: Wins, Losses, Marquee Games, and More for Every RedHawks Game in 2023

The Miami (OH) season predictions shed light into what to expect fro the RedHawks during the 2023 season despite a tough schedule this fall.

After a terrific late-season finish last year, the Miami (OH) RedHawks made a bowl game in 2022. Will they be so lucky with what looks like a more difficult schedule in 2023 or do the Miami (OH) season predictions offer up less hope?

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Miami (OH) Season Predictions: Predicting the Game-By-Game Results

Using groupthink, College Football Network analysts have painstakingly gone through every game for every team in the MAC and across the country.

Find Every MAC Season Prediction per team: Ball State | Central Michigan | Eastern Michigan | Northern Illinois | Toledo | Western Michigan | Akron | Bowling Green | Buffalo | Kent State | Miami (OH) | Ohio

Picking these games straight up with a projected score using the rosters as up-to-date as the last spring practice, the Miami (OH) season predictions indicate what fans can possibly expect for the RedHawks in 2023.

Week 1 – Miami (OH) @ Miami (FL): Loss, 16-28

Kicking things off with a bang, the battle of Miamis takes place as the RedHawks head south to take on the Miami (FL) Hurricanes. Not quite the program they once were, Miami hosts an uber-talented roster but have major questions at the most important position: quarterback.

The RedHawks played all of their non-conference games well and even knocked off a Power Five opponent last season so a closer-than-anticipated outcome here should absolutely be in the cards. Given the fact that Miami (OH) returns with arguably a better quarterback room than Miami (FL), expect some questions to arise for the Hurricanes after this one.

Week 2 – Miami (OH) @ UMass: Win, 24-10

Former conference foes do battle once again as UMass hosts Miami for the first time since 2014. It’s been a rough couple of years for UMass as they’ve failed to make much noise in seemingly any contest the past decade.

While the tide seems to be turning, Miami is leaps and bounds the better program with a complete roster compared to the Minutemen and this should be an easy win for the RedHawks.

Week 3 – Miami (OH) @ Cincinnati: Loss, 14-31

It fell apart for them late against Cincinnati last year and 2023 looks like it could happen the same way. Despite a change in leadership and a new conference for the Bearcats, the neighboring programs are on two different paths in terms of trajectory.

Cincinnati hosts a new scheme offensively and even more new players under head coach Scott Satterfield. How quickly he will turn the program into what he wants it to look like remains unseen, but enough pieces are left from the Luke Fickell era to give them the significant edge here.

Week 4 – Miami (OH) vs. Delaware State: Win, 32-9

Back home to Oxford for a meeting with Delaware State and what should easily amount to a victory. This game will be all about staying healthy and preparing for MAC play by answering any questions that remain after four weeks to the season.

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Week 5 – Miami (OH) @ Kent State: Win, 24-23

Kent State was ravaged by the transfer portal on both sides of the ball and ultimately their head coaching spot as well. Sean Lewis is out and both Devontez Walker and Collin Schlee are now at Power Five schools.

Miami hosts the advantage over Kent State by way of overall skill players and the quarterback who can dish out punishment to any defenders who are out of position. And that includes either Aveon Smith or Brett Gabbert.

Week 6 – Miami (OH) vs. Bowling Green: Win, 27-22

The Bowling Green offense features a high-flying potential that may give every secondary trouble in 2023. However, Miami’s strength on defense may be their ability to disrupt the quarterback with their front seven.

Connor Bazelak may be sent running for his life in this one which would mitigate the strength of his pass catchers on the outside.

Week 7 – Miami (OH) @ Western Michigan: Loss, 24-29

The MAC play really starts to heat up as the RedHawks travel to Western Michigan before two straight games against conference favorites. Miami has a chance against WMU but the insertion of Hayden Wolff at quarterback gives the Broncos a slight advantage in the long run.

Week 8 –  Miami (OH) vs. Toledo: Loss, 25-31

What a tough stretch of games for Miami after returning from Kalamazoo to host Toledo then setting off for Athens. Dequan Finn and the Rockets are the odds-on favorite to win the MAC West and should be able to limit the Miami offense with their mix of coverage strength and potential pass rushers.

Week 9 – Miami (OH) @ Ohio: Loss, 30-34

Ohio gets the edge over their rivals on account of Kurtis Rourke at quarterback and Sieh Bangura at running back. The top offense in the MAC this season belongs to the Bobcats and the Miami defense will be tasked with attempting to slow them down, something few teams have shown they can do over the years.

Can Miami score enough points to just simply outscore the Bobcats? Most likely not.

Week 11 – Miami (OH) vs. Akron: Win, 26-23

Returning home to face an Akron program struggling to find an identity and a solid answer on offense, the RedHawks still need two victories to obtain bowl-eligibility at this stage of our predictions. Fortunately, there are some winnable contests on the back half of their schedule and this is one of them.

Finding a way to contain DJ Irons is key to victory here as will be holding the ball as long as they can on offense.

Week 12 – Miami (OH) vs. Buffalo: Loss, 24-30

In the span of five weeks, Miami plays the three conference favorites in Toledo, Ohio, and now Buffalo. Cole Snyder can throw it all over the field and has shown the ability to dominate when given time to throw.

However, the Miami pass rushers have some potential on their unit and could force Snyder from his spot with interior pressure yet again. It’s a great stylistic matchup for Miami to potentially make a surprise victory come to fruition.

Week 13 – Miami (OH) @ Ball State: Win, 28-25

Sitting at 5-6 in our Miami (OH) season predictions at this rate, the RedHawks need a victory in Muncie to reach a bowl game. Fortunately, the Ball State offense lacks an identity and the Cardinals’ defense is a struggling units in all facets since the departures of their recent stars.

Miami can ride their run game to victory here and should ultimately reach a bowl game with a few lucky bounces, maybe even sooner than the end of the season.

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