Michigan Injury Report: Can Michigan Advance to National Championship Without Blake Corum?

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Can Michigan advance to the National Championship without star running back Blake Corum?
Can Michigan advance to the National Championship without star running back Blake Corum? / ASSOCIATED PRESS

In last year's College Football Playoffs, the Michigan Wolverines lost to the eventual national champions with a 34-11 defeat at the hands of Georgia. The Wolverines bounced back this year by going undefeated in the regular season and winning the Big Ten Championship to advance to their second straight playoff appearance. This year the team will face TCU (12-1), but Michigan's magical ride this season hasn't come without some injuries and critical changes.

The Wolverines will be without star running back Blake Corum for the CFB playoffs. Corum suffered a knee injury on Nov. 19 and decided to opt-out of the playoffs to let his knee heal.

When Corum was healthy this season, he emerged as a Heisman candidate by rushing for 1,463 yards and 18 touchdowns. Since he's been injured, however, sophomore Donovan Edwards has been getting more reps and totaled 401 yards over the last two games.

Edwards rushed for 185 yards as Michigan's lead back in the Big Ten Championship, so Corum's injury shouldn't hamper the Wolverines significantly.

They should also be getting back star edge rusher Mike Morris for their Fiesta Bowl matchup against TCU. Morris leads Michigan in sacks on the season with 7.5. He has also recorded 21 total tackles and 11 tackles for loss. 

Morris reportedly didn't appear to be limited in the media portion of practice after suffering a lower-body injury against Ohio State, so expect Morris to be ready to go.

Michigan vs. TCU Odds

Michigan is favored by 7.5 points against TCU and the over/under is 58.5 according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NCAAF odds.

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