U-M on ‘happy trip’ after first 10-0 start considering that ’06
ANN ARBOR, Mich.– With Michigan’s 34-3 win over Nebraska on Saturday, the Wolverines have actually begun the season 10-0 for just the third time since 1975.
The last time Michigan was undefeated through its very first 10 games was 2006 under Lloyd Carr, and prior to that was 1997, when the team won the championship game along with the Huskers.It’s a long method from where the Wolverines sought the 2020 season, after they went 2-4 and there were questions of whether Jim Harbaugh would continue coaching at Michigan.” Just going 1-0, that’s what we’re trying
to do every week. Actually proud, I’m really pleased with the group. I suggest, the players are the ones that deserve the most credit,”Harbaugh stated after the game.”I imply, they’ve worked so darn hard and it’s such a genuine tight-knit group, it’s enjoyable. It’s a cheerful, happy flight that we’re on.” It’s an objective however
it’s a delighted objective. Not one that has any stress and anxiety or any anger or any kind of worry to it. It’s a happy trip.”
Harbaugh assisted the Wolverines to a 11-1 record in 2021, losing to Michigan State, and a Big Ten champion win over Iowa. Michigan had the ability to avenge that loss to the Spartans this season and is now on a clash with competing Ohio State. It could be the first time the groups are both unbeaten for The Game given that 2006, when Ohio State was ranked No. 1 and Michigan No. 2.
The Wolverines have to play Illinois very first and Ohio State will face Maryland before the Nov. 26 match in Columbus. Michigan isn’t looking past the Illini just yet.For the Wolverines, there are still concerns on offense surrounding the pass game, but a big part of the team’s success has been on the ground with running back Blake Corum. The junior back had 162 yards hurrying and a touchdown versus the Huskers and is just the 3rd Big 10 player over the past 15 seasons to run for at least one goal in each of his group’s first 10 games.Corum has actually had
7 straight games with 100 or more rush lawns and a goal, which is the longest streak by a Michigan player over the previous 25 years. He had 28 attempts in the game against Nebraska, and in spite of the heavy work, Corum says he’s more than efficient in continuing through the last two games.
“I might play a whole another season. No, but, you know, I’m great, I’m feeling terrific,” Corum said. “I feel that I simply continue to get better. You understand, I treat my body actually excellent.”
Corum’s longest operate on the day was just 12 backyards, however he still handled to average 5.8 yards per bring and offered credit to the whole offense for the success on the ground.
“They’re certainly loading the box, 100 percent, but I have the best offending line in the country. They dominate in advance, my tight ends dominate, receivers control, so when everybody’s controling, it enables me to have success and find those matches and simply truly run hard,” Corum said. “Like today, there was no long ones, but it was gritty. It was gritty for sure. You know, a lot of runs in the middle and a great deal of success.”
That success has actually propelled Michigan to another win. The season isn’t over yet, and the Wolverines aren’t commemorating, however it has actually provided Harbaugh a chance to review the time and effort his group has put in to turn the program around to get to this point.
“A lot effort has gone into the team being unbeaten. Many men have actually just done so much, worked so hard,” Harbaugh said. “Some guys have actually been banged up along the way. So, a lot of hard work has gone in and we want to keep it going. It was important for them to keep this unbeaten streak, this win streak going.”