We are halfway through (depending on your team) the 2022 college football season, and the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines have been rolling, while the Michigan State Spartans have a losing record.
Which Michigan and Michigan State players made the AP midseason All-American team?
The Associated Press midseason All-American team was released on Tuesday and one player from Michigan and one player from Michigan State made the cut.
Not surprisingly, Wolverines running back Blake Corum made the team, while punter Bryce Baringer made it for the Spartans.
Here is the full AP midseason All-American team:
Quarterback — Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
Running backs — Chase Brown, Illinois; Blake Corum, Michigan.
Tackles — Paris Johnson Jr., Ohio State; Peter Skoronski, Northwestern.
Guards — O’Cyrus Torrence, Florida; Steve Avila, TCU.
Center — John Michael Schmitz, Minnesota.
Tight end — Dalton Kincaid, Utah.
Wide receivers — Jalin Hyatt, Tennessee; Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State; Charlie Jones, Purdue.
All-purpose player — Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama.
Kicker — Christopher Dunn, North Carolina State.
Edge rushers — Will Anderson Jr., Alabama; Laiatu Latu, UCLA.
Linemen — Tuli Tuipulotu, Southern California; Jer’Zhan Newton, Illinois.
Linebackers — Ivan Pace, Jr., Cincinnati; Daiyan Henley, Washington State; Drew Sanders, Arkansas.
Cornerbacks — Emmanuel Forbes, Mississippi State; Clark Phillips III, Utah.
Safeties — Christopher Smith, Georgia; Bentlee Sanders, Nevada.
Defensive back — Joey Porter Jr., Penn State.
Punter — Bryce Baringer, MSU.
Why did Blake Corum and Bryce Baringer make the AP midseason All-American team?
So far this season, Wolverines RB Blake Corum has been absolutely dominant. Through seven games, Corum has rushed for 901 yards and 13 touchdowns, to go along with seven receptions for 35 yards.
As far as Bryce Baringer goes, he has punted the heck out of the ball for the Spartans. He has punted the ball 30 times and is averaging a whopping 51.4 yards per kick.