Michigan football without short-yardage RB Kalel Mullings vs. MSU


The Michigan football team will be missing running back Kalel Mullings for their upcoming rivalry game on Saturday night (7:30 p.m., NBC).

Mullings, who serves as the Wolverines’ short-yardage running back, is one of three players ruled out for the game, according to the Big Ten’s pregame availability report. Running back C.J. Stokes and wide receiver Karmello English will also be unavailable.

While safety Zeke Berry and tight end Marlin Klein are listed as questionable, Mullings’ absence stands out the most. This will be the second consecutive game he is unable to play.

Mullings, a senior, has had a successful season so far, gaining 147 yards on 23 carries (an average of 6.4 yards per attempt) and scoring one touchdown. He had established himself as the go-to short-yardage back before his injury last week. In the team’s road game against Nebraska, Mullings rushed five times for 43 yards, with one of those carries resulting in a 20-yard touchdown.

Out of Mullings’ 23 carries this season, 11 of them have resulted in first downs.

As for English, he played 11 snaps in the previous game against Indiana and recorded his first career reception and touchdown, catching a four-yard pass from Jack Tuttle in the back of the end zone. The 5-foot-11 receiver from Phenix City, Alabama also returned a punt for eight yards in the season opener against East Carolina and had a target against UNLV.

Stokes has carried the ball four times this season, gaining a total of six yards against ECU and two yards against UNLV.


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