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Page 104- The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 19, 1986

Philling it Up
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T he Ohio State Buckeyes. Ohio Stadium.
Woody Hayes. The Scarlet and Gray. Columbus,
Ohio.
Yes, I'm going to give you more of it.
Jim Karsatos, Cris Carter, Chris Spielman, Vince
Workman, Sonny Gordon, Eric Kumerow.
The above is what keeps Michigan fans from
buying those coveted Rose Bowl tickets. The above
is what puts a solid lump in the stomachs of
Wolverine faithful.
The above is the enemy. They are bothersome.
They are in the way.
But like Jim Harbaugh, I guarantee a Michigan
victory.
The trouble is, it is not going to be easy. It's not
going to be like an Illinois or a Purdue where the
only worry is how many yards the Wolverines will
yield.
Indeed, Ohio State can beat Michigan fair and
square. Worse yet, the Buckeyes can get lucky and
win. They can settle for a tie. The worst nightmares
are possible. Possible, but not likely. Here's why:
OSU on offense, Michigan on defense
- Ohio State's offense has big names like Karsatos,
Workman, and Carter, but their attack is the epitome
of boredom. Karsatos is no speed merchant and he
even got benched earlier in the season in favor of
Tom Tupa. His numbers got better after that, but he
won't evade the Wolverine rush like a Rickey Foggie.
When Karsatos throws, he will go to Cris Carter,
who has 58 catches for 991 yards and nine
touchdowns. The next best receiver, Nate Harris, has
only 22 catches. No doubt, Michigan defensive back
coach Lloyd Carr will key his secondary on Carter.
The Bucks will run out of the I-formation and give
the ball to Workman or Jim Bryant. Fullback George
Cooper also gets to run. But as Michigan fans know
all too well, the I-formation is terribly predictable and
with the strength of linemen Billy Harris, Mark

Trouble in Columbus...
.'M'will survive
Messner, and Dave Folkertsma, the running game
will flounder.
Michigan on offense, OSU on defense
- This will be the game-deciding matchup. Ohio
State's defense has the same kind of stats as
Michigan's defense, but the real question is whether
the Buckeyes are good enough to stop Harbaugh and
company. Not thinking about the bonehead mistakes
against Minnesota, Michigan should prevail here.
When the offense wants to score, it does. After the
Notre Dame win, Harbaugh said: "Our offense is the
type of offense which can only be stopped if it stops
itself. I really believe that." He proved it all season. It
all comes down to execution and Michigan will
execute.
- Momentum - This scares me. Not only do
the Bucks carry a nine-game winning streak into the
game, they carry it into their home stadium.
Michigan must hang tough in the first half. A tie at
halftime would do just fine. Then the Wolverines
must do their usual third-quarter blitz. They've
outscored opponents 86-19 in that quarter. But wait,
Ohio State has smashed its opponents in the third
too, 77-28. Something will have to give Saturday.
" Desire - After listening to Harbaugh
guarantee a win two days ago, it's easy to understand
the drive behind the Wolverines, who have not been
to the Rose Bowl since 1983. "I know what kind of
guys are on this team," Harbaugh said. "You can go
up and down the line, but when the times are
toughest, we play our best."
Sure, the Bucks have just as much desire, but they
went to the Rose Bowl in -'85. Harbaugh, Moeller,
and all the other fifth-year seniors sat on the sidelines
in '83. None of them played. They want to go more
than anything they've ever wanted.
They will get their wish - they being the
Michigan Wolverines, Michigan Stadium, Bo
Schembechler, the Maize and Blue, Ann Arbor, Mich.

De MAAT PLUNGES INTO COLLEGE SWIMMING
Freshman gets feet wet

By CHRIS GORDILLO
There's a new face at Matt Mann
Pool making some big waves for
Michigan women's swimming.
But soon the face of freshman
Gwen De Maat should become a
very familiar and feared one around
the Big Ten.
The change from high school to
Division I collegiate competition
should be a smooth one for De
Maat. She is more than familiar
with national competition. In fact,
she excelled in it.
ASIDE FROM being named
Michigan Class "B" Swimmer of
the Year twice as a tanker at Grand
Rapids Christian High School, De
Maat recorded the best time in the
country for the 200 freestyle event
with a 1:49.39. She notched the
nation's third best time in the 500
free with a blazing 4:51.09. The
two marks stand as the fastest
Michigan high school swimming
times ever in those events.
She qualified for seven individual
events for the United States
Swimming Senior National
Championships and three events for
the 1986 World Championship
trials. And it doesn't end there. To
top off her list of laurels, De Maat
was a participant in the 1984
Olympic Trials.
With those accomplishments,
Gwen De Maat is considered one of
the best swimmers ever in the state

Freshman swimmer Gwen De Maat h
will be a springboard to her ultimate g
of Michigan.
"GWEN WAS probably the top
middle-distance freestyle recruit in
the country," head coach Jim
Richardson said. "She is the
strongest female distance swimmer

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opes that her career with Michigan
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I've ever been associated with in 4
my 17 years of coaching."
The other Big Ten teams have
reason to be afraid. Her best time
in the 200 free would have won her
a Big Ten championship last year.
She would have placed in the top
five in the 500 free, 200 I.M., and
the' 100 butterfly with times that
earned her All-American honors as a
high school senior. She already
leads the conference this year in the
500 free and 400 I.M., and the
season has just begun.
De Maat couldn't be happier
about being a Wolverine. "I love it
here," she exclaimed. She seriously
considered Arizona State and
Southern Illinois, but Michigan,
with coach Richardson and the
school's close proximity to home,
was heads above the rest for De
Maat.
ALTHOUGH the freshman
seeks many plateaus in her future as
a Wolverine - school records,
conference records, national
rankings, team titles - De Maat
doesn't want to lose sight of her
ultimate goal, the 1988 Olympics
in Seoul.
Already having experienced the
intensity and excitement of an
Olympic trials, De Maat feels more
confident about her next attempt.
"Scary" is the word she uses to
describe her first experience.
"I was so in awe of everything
and so nervous. It was just
incredible to see Tracy Caulkins
walking around and Rick Carey,"
said De Maat of 1984. Since then,
she has come to realize her
swimming idols are humans too.
"I know now they're just normal
people like me."
And normal is exactly the way
De Maat feels about her life and the
priority swimming takes in it. The
motivating factor for her is that
"it's just normal. I can't imagine
not ever swimming at all," said De
Maat.

a) When you're stuck in your room because
someone pennied" your door.
b) When you spent all your money playing
"Q-Bert" and you still have to buy books for
Developmental Psych.

c)

When you just miss hearing their voices and
telling them what you've been doing.
One thing about parents: they love to hear what you've
been up to.
But you should call them anyway.
And when they ask where you were last night,
tell them that you always call using
AT&T.
When they ask how your
studies are going, note that you
can count on AT&T for consis-
tently high quality service.
And when, at last, they praise
you for using AT&T, then-
and only then-you might '~
want to mention those Psych
books.

Richardson and the
swimming team don't
imagine it either.

women's
want to

Clemens
bhonored ss
AL sMVP
NEW YORK (AP) Roger
Clemens, who won 24 games in
his first full season with the Boston
Red Sox, capped aidream year
yesterday by becoming the first
starting pitcher in 15 years to win
the American League's Most
Valuable Player Award.
The 24-year-old right-hander
captured '19 of 28 first place votes
for 339 points in easily E
outdistancing Don Mattingly of
the New York Yankees and Boston
teammate Jim Rice in the balloting
by the Baseball Writers Association
of America.
Mattingly, the 1985 MVP, had
five first place votes and 258 points
as he failed in a bid to become the
first to win the award in
consecutive years since thej

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