Michigan Football: 5 predictions for second half of the season

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Michigan football gets two 1,000-yard rushers in 2021

Through six games, Michigan football is one of the best rushing teams in the nation and has two running backs with a chance to reach 1,000 yards.

Blake Corum has 610 rushing yards right now. That means that he will need 390 over the final six games or an average of 65 yards per game.

After three consecutive 100-yard games to open the season, Corum hasn’t hit 100 yards in a Big Ten game yet but has averaged 67 yards per carry. There are some tough games ahead but Michigan should continue to lean on the ground game and Corum is still one of its top playmakers.

That being said, Hassan Haskins has a legit chance of getting 1,000 yards too. He’s at 492 right now so he would need 508 in the final six or technically seven games (bowl game). Haskins is averaging 70 yards per game in Big Ten play.

If he keeps up that pace, with the bowl game included, he should get very close to 1,000 yards and with the postseason included both Corum and Haskins will hit the magic number, which would be quite an accomplishment for them and the offensive line.