Advertisement

 ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -Michigan's Mike Hart was limited to playing just the first half of the Wolverines' 48-21 victory over Purdue on Saturday after limping to the sideline with an apparent right ankle injury.
After coming out in the second quarter, Hart appeared to be relatively healthy in the second half as he smiled and laughed with teammates while watching the game.
``Talk to coach (Lloyd) Carr,'' he said repeatedly as he walked off the field after the game.
Carr bristled during his news conference when asked about the extent of the injury and whether it would keep Hart out of the next game at No. 18 Illinois, but was a little more forthcoming during Michigan's radio broadcast.
``How much swelling and how he feels in these next couple of days will really be the determining factor on what it looks like in terms of him coming back,'' he said. ``He's a tough guy, a quick healer.''
Hart's teammates expect him to be on the field.
``It's going to take a lot to keep Mike off that field,'' safety Jamar Adams said. ``Somehow, he's going to find his way out there.''
Against Purdue, Hart had 21 carries for 102 yards and two touchdowns that helped build a 31-7 halftime lead. He set a school record with his seventh straight 100-yard game.
Brandon Minor, Hart's backup, limped off the field during the first drive of the second half after he appeared to hurt his left ankle. Minor was later carted off the field and left the stadium with a protective boot covering his left foot.
Third-string running back Carlos Brown scored twice in the fourth quarter.
Hart became Michigan's career rushing leader last week and entered Saturday's game as the nation's leading rusher.
The senior moved past Wisconsin's Anthony Davis for fifth among the Big Ten's career rushing leaders with 4,757. He trails Wisconsin's Ron Dayne - who ran for a conference-record 7,125 yards - Ohio State's Archie Griffin, Indiana's Anthony Thompson and Michigan State's Lorenzo White.
Hart finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting last year. He aided his bid to win the award with a made-for-TV play late in the first quarter. He ran to the left, landed on his back atop a teammate, rolled off, kept himself off the turf by extending his right arm and scored on an 11-yard run.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Utah Season Win Total Prediction After winning 10 games a year ago will the Utah Utes suffer a setback after going through a transition offensively?
Thumbnail Texas A&M Season Win Total Prediction As recently as a couple of years ago, Texas A&M fans would’ve laughed at the notion of a make-or-break season for Kevin Sumlin. Three straight disappointments,...
Thumbnail Washington Win Total Prediction After losing six times in each of Chris Petersen's first two seasons, are the Washington Huskies a good bet to win more than 9 games in 2016?
Thumbnail Mississippi State Season Win Total Prediction When a player like Dak Prescott comes along, college football devotees simply have to lap up every breathtaking snap. The Mississippi State faithful...
Thumbnail Arkansas Season Win Total Prediction Few teams in college football ended the 2015 season with more momentum than the Arkansas Razorbacks. Now that the word is out, though,...
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages

Advertisement