Blake Corum offers status update ahead of huge Michigan-Ohio State clash
Michigan running back Blake Corum was in two Ypsilanti communities on Sunday delivering Thanksgiving turkeys that he’d purchased with money made from NIL deals to families in need. “Giving Back 2 Give Thanks,” the sophomore who wears No. 2 on Saturdays called it.
While there, Corum responded to questions about his status for Michigan’s upcoming game against Ohio State.
“We’ll see,” he said in response to whether he’d be available, according to MLive’s Ryan Zuke.
Corum hasn’t seen the field since Michigan’s game against Indiana on Nov. 6. He exited with a high-ankle sprain. Per Zuke, he didn’t travel with the team the following week—a win over Penn State on Nov. 13—but was in College Park on Saturday for Michigan’s win over Maryland. Corum took part in warm-ups and was available to play, but did not see the field. The Wolverines blew by the Terrapins 59-18.
“I could have gotten out there,” Corum told MLive. “It was a high-ankle sprain. A lot of guys, they said it usually takes 2-to-3 weeks, but strong mind can come back real quick. With the help from our physical training staff, they got me right.”
The No. 6 Wolverines (10-1, 7-1 Big Ten) host No. 4 Ohio State (10-1, 8-0 Big Ten) on Saturday for a game that will decide the Big Ten East division winner. Corum has 778 rushing yards and 10 scores this season. He also has 137 yards and a score through the air. He and tailback Hassan Haskins (1,063 yards, 13 scores) form a dynamic backfield duo for the Wolverines, and Michigan will need them both healthy as it looks to end an 8-game losing streak to the Buckeyes.