After both teams survived scares this past weekend, undefeated Michigan and undefeated Ohio State will square off in Columbus with a berth in the Big Ten Championship Game on the line. Heading into the game, the big question is whether or not the Wolverines will have Heisman Trophy candidate Blake Corum at their disposal. Corum, of course, was injured just prior to halftime during Michigan's win over Illinois.
What did a Michigan offensive lineman say about Blake Corum?
After going down with an injury just before halftime, Blake Corum was able to walk off the field under his own power, but he was reportedly in tears. At that point, Michigan fans feared the worst, but then Corum ran out of the tunnel with his teammates for the second half, and he went through warmups. He was able to get on the field for one play, but he was then forced to sit out the remainder of the game, which the Wolverines won 19-17.
So, will Corum be ready to roll for Saturday's matchup vs. Ohio State? Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has been mum on the situation, but senior offensive lineman Ryan Hayes may have (or may not have) spilled the beans while talking to reporters.
“I think in a game like this, winning the line of scrimmage, winning rushing totals is always a huge factor in the game for us,” Hayes said. “(Corum) is a great player but I think everyone else is just going to step up with him out and I think we're up for the challenge.”
If Blake Corum is unable to play, the hope would be that sophomore RB Donovan Edwards can step up and have a big game. The problem is, Edwards missed Saturday's game against Illinois with an injury, and there is no word yet if he will be back for the Ohio State game.
Nation, if Corum is out for The Game, do you think Michigan can win?