ANN ARBOR, Mich. — With Michigan’s 34-3 win over Nebraska on Saturday, the Wolverines have began the season 10-0 for simply the third time since 1975.
The final time Michigan was undefeated via its first 10 video games was 2006 below Lloyd Carr, and earlier than that was 1997, when the staff gained the nationwide championship together with the Huskers.
It is a good distance from the place the Wolverines have been after the 2020 season, after they went 2-4 and there have been questions of whether or not or not Jim Harbaugh would proceed teaching at Michigan.
“Simply going 1-0, that is what we’re attempting to do every week. Actually proud, I am actually pleased with the staff. I imply, the gamers are those that deserve essentially the most credit score,” Harbaugh stated after the sport. “I imply, they’ve labored so darn laborious and it is such an actual tight-knit group, it is enjoyable. It is a joyful, completely happy experience that we’re on.
“It is a mission however it’s a cheerful mission. Not one which has any anxiousness or any anger or any type of worry to it. It is a completely happy experience.”
Harbaugh guided the Wolverines to a 11-1 document in 2021, shedding to Michigan State, and a Huge Ten championship win over Iowa. Michigan was capable of avenge that loss to the Spartans this season and is now on a collision course with rival Ohio State. It may very well be the primary time the groups are each undefeated for The Sport since 2006, when Ohio State was ranked No. 1 and Michigan No. 2.
The Wolverines should play Illinois first, and Ohio State will play Maryland earlier than the Nov. 26 matchup in Columbus, and Michigan is not trying previous the Illini simply but.
For the Wolverines, there are nonetheless questions on offense surrounding the go sport, however an enormous a part of the staff’s success has been on the bottom with operating again Blake Corum. The junior again had 162 yards and a landing in opposition to the Huskers and is simply the third Huge Ten participant over the previous 15 seasons to run for not less than one landing in every of his staff’s first 10 video games.
Corum has had seven straight video games with 100 or extra rush yards and a landing, which is the longest streak by a Michigan participant over the previous 25 years. He had 28 makes an attempt within the sport in opposition to Nebraska, and regardless of the heavy workload, Corum says he is greater than able to persevering with via the final two video games.
“I may play an entire one other season. No, however, you realize, I am good, I am feeling nice,” Corum stated. “I really feel that I simply proceed to get higher. , I deal with my physique actually good.”
Corum’s longest run on the day was simply 12 yards, however he nonetheless managed to common 5.8 yards per carry and gave credit score to the complete offense for the success on the bottom. “They’re undoubtedly packing the field, 100%. however I’ve one of the best offensive line within the nation. They dominate up entrance, my tight ends dominate, receivers dominate, so when everybody’s dominating, it permits me to have success and discover these matchups and simply actually run laborious,” Corum stated. “Like immediately, there was no lengthy ones, however it was gritty. It was gritty for certain. , a whole lot of runs within the center and a whole lot of success.”
That success has propelled Michigan to a different win and a 10-0 season. It is not over but, and the Wolverines aren’t celebrating, however it has given Harbaugh an opportunity to replicate on the effort and time his staff has put in to show this system round to get up to now.
“A lot laborious work has gone into the staff being undefeated. So many guys have simply completed a lot, labored so laborious,” Harbaugh stated. “Some guys have been banged up alongside the best way. So, a whole lot of laborious work has gone in and we wish to hold it going. It was essential for them to maintain this undefeated streak, this win streak going.”