Michigan Running Back Blake Corum Expected to Play Against Ohio State, Per Reports

By Chase Brown on November 26, 2022 at 9:24 am
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Blake Corum is expected to play against Ohio State on Saturday.

Pete Thamel of ESPN was the first to break the news, and several news outlets on the Michigan football beat later confirmed the news. Thamel reported that his sources believe the Michigan running back will likely not be 100% for the contest. However, Corum will be monitored by the Wolverines' medical and training staff in warmups and is expected to suit up and play in The Game.

Corum suffered an apparent knee injury late in the second quarter of Michigan's matchup with Illinois last week. He was immediately assisted by the team's medical personnel and was taken to the locker room before halftime. Corum returned to the field for the third quarter but only played one snap before being ruled out for the contest. The star ball carrier finished the game with 117 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.

This season, Corum has rushed for 1,457 yards and an NCAA-best 19 touchdowns on 245 carries for the Wolverines, who rank No. 4 nationally in rush offense at 243.8 yards per game.

Michigan's backup tailback, Donovan Edwards, is also expected to attempt a return after suffering a hand injury earlier in the year. Edwards missed the Illinois game last week and most of the Nebraska game the weekend before. He was limited to two carries because of the injury against the Cornhuskers.

While Corum handles most of the running responsibility for Michigan, Edwards has played an integral role in the passing game. He has averaged 12.8 yards per catch on 14 receptions this year, and two of his six touchdowns in 2022 have been because of catches rather than carries. Like Corum, Edwards' will also be monitored closely during warmups to gauge his potential effectiveness in The Game.

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