Donovan Edwards is reportedly being held out of the Week 11 home matchup vs. Nebraska after only 2 carries. Edwards is apparently dealing with an undisclosed ailment and is being held out as a sign of precaution, according to John Bacon.

Edwards has rushed for 13 yards on his 2 carries with his longest carry being for 9 yards. Bacon reported that Edwards is “a little banged up” in Week 11.

The absence of Edwards in the backfield has given Blake Corum time to account for big numbers on his current 28 carries. It also allowed other players for Michigan to take the handoff for significant runs.

In the first 7 games of the season, Edwards has rushed for 458 yards and 4 touchdowns on 68 carries. He has been an efficient second-option at running back for a Wolverines’ offense that entered Week 11 ranked 4th in the nation in rushing yards per game (250).

Michigan finished the game rushing for 264 yards and 2 touchdowns on 49 carries in the 34-3 home win over Nebraska. Corum rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries.

We will see what becomes of Edwards moving forward. Though he was not needed in the win over Nebraska, the Wolverines will want his versatility available for the rest of the season.