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Michigan Running Back Makes History With Week 12 Touchdown

Devon Platana
Michigan Wolverines RB Blake Corum made history with a Week 12 touchdown.
Michigan Wolverines RB Blake Corum made history with a Week 12 touchdown. / Paul Sancya / Associated Press

The Michigan Wolverines entered Saturday's Week 12 tilt against Illinois as the No. 3 team in the nation. A big part of the Wolverines' success stems from a backfield led by junior running back Blake Corum, who's having the best year of his three-year stint in the program.

It didn't take long for Corum to make his presence felt against the Fighting Illini. The 21-year-old recorded a two-yard touchdown at 11:28 in the first quarter, giving him his 18th ground score of the season.

The touchdown also marked the 11th different game that Corum found the end zone, which also happens to be a Michigan school record.

Unsurprisingly, Corum's 18 touchdowns rank first among all players in the nation. Prior to Saturday's game, he also ranked seventh in carries (227), fourth in rushing yards (1,349) and second in total points generated (108).

It'll be interesting to see if Corum can break any more school history down the stretch. Tim Biakabutuka currently holds the Michigan record for most rushing yards in a season with 1,818 (1995), whereas Albert Herrnstein set the record for rushing TDs back in 1902 with 26.

As of writing, Corum and the Wolverines lead 7-3 over the Fighting Illini with 1:22 remaining in the first half. FanDuel Sportsbook's live odds currently list Michigan as the -1200 moneyline favorite with -125 odds to cover the 10.5-point spread.

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