David Molk, Brandon Minor, Carlos Brown 'probable' for Penn State
Minor and Brown sat out last week's win over Delaware State with a sprained ankle and concussion, respectively, and Molk has missed four games with a broken foot. All three should bolster Michigan's Big Ten-best run game.
The Wolverines (5-2, 1-2) average 235 rushing yards per game. Penn State (6-1, 2-1) tops the conference in rush defense (75.4 ypg) and has not allowed a 100-yard runner this year.
Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez said Wednesday that Minor was limited in practice this week for precautionary reasons. Brown practiced without limitations.
"When we are most effective offensively, we have him as a physical presence, not only in the run game but in protection and some of the other things he brings to our offense," Rodriguez said of Minor.
Molk broke his foot in the first half of a Sept. 19 win over Eastern Michigan. David Moosman, who started at center in Molk's place, will move back to his normal right guard position.
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