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Ann Arbor — Michigan’s running back situation heading into the Big Ten opener against Nebraska on Saturday remains unclear.

Lead back Karan Higdon did not play last Saturday against SMU with an undisclosed injury, and Chris Evans, who started, is working through “something new,” Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday at his weekly news conference.

Harbaugh said Monday both are “day-to-day”.

Michigan faces Nebraska Saturday at Michigan Stadium.

Higdon leads the team in rushing with 228 yards on 34 carries and has scored two touchdowns. Evans is the second-leading rusher with 172 yards on 30 carries. He has two touchdowns. Tru Wilson has been the third back, and has 107 yards on 17 carries and one touchdown.

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