Michigan Football: 3 overreactions from the OSU win

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These are three of the most absurd overreactions from the magnitude of Michigan football’s win over that team down south.

It will be over 1,800 days by the time Ohio State has its next opportunity to topple Michigan again. The victors have kept Ohio State greats like Marvin Harrison Jr. and C.J. Stroud winless against Michigan football before going pro. While J.J. McCarthy is the first signal caller to trample the Buckeyes in back-to-back seasons since last century.

Here are three of the overreactions.

1. Blake Corum is still short of his benchmark of 1,000 yards on the year

This is an overreaction that Blake Corum could care less about and every Michigan football fan should feel the same. He’s been more involved over the last three wins in carries, definitely more than earlier in the season. On the year Corum is just 34 yards shy of the mark and will surpass it on Saturday night if all things go right.

He’s about 500 yards behind his junior campaign and is on pace to have about the same amount of carries. He did manage to break one for six on Saturday which was more than 20 yards, something that the Buckeye defense has not given up all season. His back mate, Donovan Edwards, has still outrushed him in just one particular appearance compared to the similar numbers he had against them two years ago and Saturday on fewer attempts.

Corum will forever get to claim that he went undefeated versus the Buckeyes. Pretty much every member of the roster over the last 20 years cannot say that. It shows just how much times have changed in this do-or-die rivalry. He’ll also soon stand alone as perhaps Michigan’s greatest running back in its storied history. That says a mouthful.