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Michigan football without RB Donovan Edwards for home finale vs. Illinois

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michigan running back Donovan Edwards will not appear at Michigan Stadium until 2023.

Sophomore running back out of shape for Saturday Noon Game vs. Illinois, the last home game of the season, a spokesman for the Free Press confirmed. A week ago, Edwards had two carries against Nebraska in the first series of the game and then sat for the rest of the game.

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Edwards really warmed up before the second half and wore his helmet for most of the game, standing next to running back coach Mike Hart, but CJ Stokes took over most of the backup work behind Blake Corum.

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Michigan running back Donovan Edwards warms up before a Nebraska game in Ann Arbor on Saturday, November 12, 2022.
Michigan running back Donovan Edwards warms up before a Nebraska game in Ann Arbor on Saturday, November 12, 2022.
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The West Bloomfield native has 70 carries for 471 yards (6.7 yards per throw) and four touchdowns, another 14 touchdowns for 179 yards (12.8 yards per throw) and two points. Edwards had his best football of the season in the last month, having gained 194 yards and two touchdowns against Pennsylvania State, 80 yards against Michigan State and 161 yards and a scoring yard against Rutgers in the previous three weeks.

Michigan will also be without starting quarterback Trevor Keegan for the second week in a row. Keegan, Sr., did not compete last week due to an undisclosed injury. Substitute Giovanni El Hadi, who started twice this season, took over pre-game reps instead of his seat.

The Wolverines will also be looking for a new returning man on special teams, with A.J. Henning eliminated from the competition. The junior special teams specialist is undressed, according to a team spokesman, he has only six catches for 60 yards this season and only one in Big Ten play.

However, the Wolverines stepped up the passing pass with the return of tight end Luke Schoonmaker. The senior missed his first game of the season last week with an undisclosed injury but was fit ahead of Saturday’s game.

Schoonmaker has been one of QB JJ McCarthy’s top picks for catching passes – he ranks second on the team in receptions (30), receiving yards (315) and tied for third in touchdowns (2).

This article originally appeared in the Detroit Free Press: Michigan Football without Donovan Edwards vs. Illinois



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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