Michigan running back Chris Evans is expected to make his return Saturday against Wisconsin, according to Wolverines assistant coach Jay Harbaugh.
Per Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit News, Harbaugh says Evans is expected to play in Saturday’s game as No. 12 Michigan hosts the 15th-ranked Badgers. It would be the first time the running back has played since Sept. 15.
Chris Evans expected to play vs Wisconsin per Jay Harbaugh
— angelique (@chengelis) October 10, 2018
Evans has been dealing with a lower-body injury, but the exact issue has remained undisclosed. He has not participated in the last three games, all of which were B1G contests.
In the first three games of the year, Evans took 30 handoffs for 172 yards and two touchdowns. His best performance came vs. Western Michigan, taking 10 carries for 86 yards and two scores.
Evans has been a solid option out of the backfield each of his first two season in Ann Arbor. He rushed for over 600 yards in his first two seasons and has added 12 touchdowns on the ground in his career.
His return to the backfield would certainly be an additional spark for the Michigan offense.
So far, the Wolverines have been able to lean heavily on Karan Higdon, who’s been the workhorse through the first half of the season. He’s taken 101 handoffs for 582 yards and five touchdowns in five games. He’s hit the century mark in his last four games.
Michigan and Wisconsin will square off in prime time on Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET from the Big House.