UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - NOVEMBER 11: Michigan running back Blake Corum (2) celebrates as he leaves the filed after the Michigan Wolverines versus Penn State Nittany Lions game on November 11, 2023 at Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA.
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Blake Corum's Bloody Face After Penn State Win Epitomizes Toughness

If you want to know how much football means to Michigan Wolverines running back Blake Corum, just take a look at his face after the win over Penn State.

The Wolverines star was key in Michigan's 24-15 win over Penn State. It was a rough, hard-fought win for Michigan. The passing game for both teams was unsuccessful and running the ball proved more effective. Corum carried the ball 26 times for 145 yards and two touchdowns.

Corum was seen in the postgame press conference with a bloody face and multiple bandages over his nose.

He had a 30-yard rushing touchdown with four minutes left in the fourth quarter to seal the game for Michigan 24-9. He became the second Michigan player since 2000 to have multiple games of 140-plus rushing yards and two-plus rushing touchdowns according to the Big Ten. Corum was the best player for Michigan or Penn State on the field and proved to be the spark Michigan needed.

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh was suspended for the final three games of the regular season by the Big 10 and did not coach against Penn State. Michigan tried to get a temporary restraining order against the Big 10's ruling, but the judge would not make a ruling. As a result, offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore was the interim head coach for the game.

"Everything that's going on right now is just bringing us closer together. We did this for Michigan," Corum said after the game.

Blake Corum now has 794 rushing yards on the season, while racking up 18 touchdowns and averaging 5.2 yards per carry.  With the win vs Penn State, Michigan improved to 10-0 on the season and has two games remaining. They travel to Maryland next week and look to continue the perfect season. They will play Ohio State at home in the final game of the season which will be a matchup of two of the best teams in the country. It will surely be the game of the year, as it will decide who goes to the Big Ten championship game and has major College Football Playoff implications.

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