Michigan football makes clutch plays to avoid Maryland upset

The move that sent Michigan football fans streaming toward the exits was the signature jump cut from tailback Blake Corum. He’d taken a handoff from quarterback JJ McCarthy late in the fourth quarter of a game the Wolverines were looking to preserve and punctuated the afternoon instead.

Corum’s jump cut behind the line of scrimmage — from right to left, on a dime, with a wall of bodies ahead of him — opened a lane around the left side of U-M’s formation, the space left vacant by Maryland’s desperate collapse toward the middle of the field.

Corum sprinted into the open space and galloped down the sideline for a 47-yard touchdown that secured a hard-fought, come-from-behind 34-27 win over Maryland. His touchdown offered a fitting conclusion for an afternoon in which Corum enjoyed the best game of his career with backup Donovan Edwards unavailable due to injury. He carried 30 times for 243 yards and two touchdowns behind an offensive line that manhandled the Terrapins in the trenches despite missing left guard Trevor Keegan.

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