For the second straight week, Michigan backup running back Donovan Edwards will be unavailable for the Wolverines’ B1G home opener against Maryland per ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg.

It’s a big blow for the Wolverines, who tend to run by committee rather than rely on just one back. On 15 carries through two games this season, Edwards has ran for a productive 90 yards, the 3rd most on the team, and two scores. It likely won’t be a game changing absence, but Michigan will certainly miss him.

Through two games, Edwards had already accumulated just over half of his 2021 total of 174 yards rushing while improving his yards per carry from 5 to 6.

Edwards sat out last week’s victory against UConn with an undisclosed injury, but Blake Corum shouldered the load very nicely with 5 touchdowns in just 12 carries.

Michigan versus Maryland will kickoff at noon ET on FOX as the Wolverines begin their title defense.