The Michigan Wolverines and head coach Jim Harbaugh have a star in running back Blake Corum.
John Harbaugh, head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, is struggling at the running back position before the 2021 season. Jim Harbaugh, the Michigan Wolverines’ band chief, doesn’t have that problem on his team. That’s been apparent just two games this season, thanks to the presence of sophomore Blake Corum.
On Saturday, Michigan defeated the Washington Huskies 31-10, as Harbaugh leaned on Corum and the running game to lead the way in Ann Arbor.
Michigan: Blake Corum races across Washington on Saturday
Corum didn’t get a lot of playing time during his freshman season in the 2020 season, recording just 26 carries for 74 yards and two touchdowns in six games. To kick off his sophomore season, Corum takes advantage of his increased snapshots and makes the most of them. In the team’s 47-14 opening week win over West Michigan, Corum had 111 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.
But against Washington, Corum bypassed the Huskies defense.
Corum scored the first touchdown of the game for Michigan, coming on an impressive 67-yard run in the second quarter after finding an open crease at the scrimmage line. He would score two more touchdowns for the Wolverines: a seven-yard run in the third quarter and a four-yard run in the final minutes of the fourth quarter.
Corum recorded 171 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries, giving him an average of 8.1 yards per rush. He is looking to extend his impressive start to the 2021 season next week when the Wolverines take on the Northern Illinois Huskies.
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