Blake Corum understands the questions about last year’s tunnel fight are going to come. However, Michigan’s star running back noted there is no added grudge toward Michigan State after the incident in the Big House.

Despite not carrying a grudge, Corum did say Michigan continues to treat the game like the in-state rivalry deserves to be treated. But as for last year, it’s in the past.

For the No. 2 team in the country, staying focused and remaining undefeated is paramount in late October:

“We treat the game like the rivalry it is. We’re not really focused on what happened last year. First, we’re gonna handle business during the week,” said Corum. “We’re gonna watch a lot of film. Saturday we’ll go in there and just handle business like always, like we have the past couple of games.

“We’re not going to hold a grudge on what happened last year. Always keep it in the back of the mind. But we’re not going there being, ‘Oh, we’re going rough them up’ or anything like that, or we’re going to fight or anything like that. That’s part of the past. We’ll go in there and handle business and come out victorious.”

Corum and the Wolverines will head to East Lansing for this year’s matchup, but Michigan is already a big favorite for the road matchup. Fans can take part in all the action via our Michigan sports betting promo code.

As for Corum, last year was his first time really getting loose against the Spartans, but he was a key piece of the win. He finished with 177 rushing yards and 2 total touchdowns as the Wolverines reclaimed the Paul Bunyan Trophy.

(H/T Alejandro Zuniga)