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Michigan Football Star About To Break Program Record

This Michigan football star could easily make school history against No. 2 Ohio State this weekend.



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Nov 18, 2023; College Park, Maryland, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Blake Corum (2) on the field before the game against Maryland at SECU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

This weekend, the undefeated Wolverines and undefeated Buckeyes, both ranked in the top 3 right now, will face off with a trip to the Big Ten Championship Game (and likely a spot in the College Football Playoff) on the line. Last weekend, U-M narrowly downed the Maryland Terrapins on the road, with Michigan football star running back Blake Corum punching in two crucial touchdowns that led to the win. With his pair of scores in College Park, MD, Corum is now tied for the most rushing touchdowns in a single season in Michigan history, meaning he could set a new record this weekend against No. 2 Ohio State.

Michigan football star running back Blake Corum close to breaking program record

Last year, before getting hurt against Illinois, Blake Corum scored 18 rushing touchdowns and was firmly in the Heisman Trophy discussion. This year, Corum is not in the Heisman talks, though his 20 rushing touchdowns in just 11 games this fall tie the school’s single-season record heading into the Ohio State game this weekend. The record was previously held by Corum’s former teammate, Hassan Haskins.

So far this fall, Michigan football has given the ball to Corum 180 times for 888 rushing yards (4.9 yards per carry) and 20 touchdowns. He has another 11 touches through the passing game for an additional 72 yards and no touchdowns.

Corum could set school rushing touchdowns record against Ohio State

Blake Corum missed last year’s Ohio State game and was limited with injury in 2021 against the Buckeyes as well, so rest assured knowing Corum is coming for it all against OSU this weekend. If he can punch in a single touchdown on the ground, he will set a new program record, as well as take a step closer to a much bigger record.

Corum’s two rushing scores against Maryland got him to 51 career rushing touchdowns since joining the Michigan football team in 2020. The program record for career rushing touchdowns is 55, and if Michigan downs Ohio State this weekend, that means Corum could likely get at least two more games (Big Ten title and CFP semifinal) to score just five more times on the ground.

Right now, the numbers to watch for Corum are 21 and 56 — he is close to both, and both would be new Michigan football records.

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CJ has covered college athletics in paid roles for around five years, including numerous sports and beats. His most recent work revolves largely around Penn State and Michigan football and basketball as a member of the credentialed media at both schools. Right now, CJ writes for Blue by Ninety, where he also serves as the site's credentialed football reporter. He also does some credentialed basketball coverage. Previously, CJ has made stops with sites like GBMWolverine, Saturday Blitz, Steeler Nation, and more.