Michigan running back Blake Corum knew he be emotional heading into his game at Michigan Stadium on Saturday only was it the last time would take the field in Big House wearing the wing helmet, but it was also first time he'd have opportunity to play in the biggest in all of sports completely.
"Last two years - sophomore year, a little banged up with the ankle, last year tried but couldn't, so this game means a lot. Not only is it my first time being healthy, but it's going to be my last in the Big House, playing in front of the best fanbase with my brothers and the best coaches. So I'm super excited, to say the least."
“Playing in front of 110,000, going into my last game in the Big House, I just want to say the University of Michigan has been nothing but good to me,” Corum said. “I’m so glad I chose the University of Michigan, and the University of Michigan chose me. I’m just thankful, man, I’m excited — and hopefully we can end with a bang.”
Looking to leave a lasting impression on the folks in Ann Arbor, Corum delivered on making his final game at Michigan Stadium a memorable one. The Wolverines won their third straight against the Buckeyes by a score of 30-24, and Corum led all rushers with 88 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries. His two rushing touchdowns on Saturday moved him to No. 1 all-time for single-season rushing touchdowns at 22, passing Hassan Haskins who set the single-season record at 20 back in 2021.
Corum will certainly have the opportunity have the opportunity to build on that record moving forward, as the Wolverines prepare for the Big Ten Championship game against Iowa this weekend. Not only would a win on Saturday give Michigan its third consecutive outright Big Ten Championship, it would also guarantee the Wolverines a spot within the final four of the College Football Playoff.
Blake Corum's one-yard rushing score in the first quarter was his 21st of the season. That sets a new U-M single season rushing touchdown record, besting the mark previously held by Hassan Haskins (20 rushing touchdowns, 2021 season).
Corum Scored his second rushing touchdown of the day from 22-yards out in the third quarter. Ohio State's defense had allowed only three rushing touchdowns all season. Corum (53 career rushing touchdowns) stands alone in second place on the career rushing scores list; only Anthony Thomas (55) has more. He is the only player in the FBS to score in each game this season.
Blake Corum's outstanding performance on Saturday not only solidified his place in Michigan football history but also showcased his talent and determination as he prepares for future challenges. As the Wolverines continue their journey in the Big Ten Championship and the College Football Playoff, Corum will undoubtedly be a key player to watch.