Blake Corum Rushes to Michigan History, Setting New Wolverines Rushing TD Record

    Blake Corum has the most rushing touchdowns in Michigan history. Find out who he overtook to break the record.

    The Michigan Wolverines have a new all-time rushing touchdown leader in RB Blake Corum. Already one of the top running backs in Michigan program history, he has now etched his name into the record books with another dominant season in Ann Arbor.

    Blake Corum Breaks Records

    With another mightly impressive season, Corum has continued to look like one of the top running backs in college football in 2023.

    So far, in 2023, Corum has 1,111 rushing yards and 25 rushing touchdowns, 117 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown. The impressive season has seen Corum overtake program legends and break records.

    Corum has 56 rushing touchdowns in his Michigan career, which is now the most in program history. That breaks the record of Anthony Thomas, who had 55 between 1997 and 2000.

    Thomas’s record has stood alone at the top of Michigan’s all-time rushing touchdown leaderboard for over 23 years, with Denard Robinson (42) and Michael Hart (41) the closest to Thomas’s record. Corum has smashed his way past everyone as he also sits seventh in all-time rushing yards.

    With 3,603 career yards, Corum has a chance to move up the all-time rushing yards list in the national championship game, needing just 68 yards to overtake Chris Perry (3,657) and Tyrone Wheatley (3,671) to move up to fifth on the leaderboard.

    Corum broke the record in overtime in the College Football Playoff Semifinal when he crashed into the endzone with a 17-yard touchdown that ended up being the deciding score as Michigan defeated Alabama 27-20 in overtime.

    The running back had already broken the record for the most rushing touchdowns in a season earlier in the year when he scored touchdown number 21 of his season against Ohio State, overtaking Hassan Haskins’s record from 2021. Corum has extended that record to 25, and he is on a mission to drive Michigan over the line to a national championship victory.

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    Speaking to The Detroit News on how he broke the record, Corum said, “At the beginning of the season, it seemed kind of far. But then you have a game with three touchdowns, and then you have a game with two, and then you might have another game with three. At the end of the season, it’s like, ‘Wow, I’m right there.”

    Corum said, “Every time I get inside the red zone, it doesn’t matter if there’s a stout defense or not, it’s like I got to get in. At the beginning of the season, it did seem far, but we’re here now.”

    Corum now has a chance to extend his record further when his Michigan side takes on Washington in the national championship game.

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