Page 6-The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday - November 19, 1990
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by Ryan Schreiber
Daily Football Writer
Just one short year ago, former
Michigan coach Bo Schembechler
ripped into Lou Holtz's Notre Dame
squad for playing a "warmup" game
before the scheduled showdown of
the No. 1 Wolverines versus No. 2
Michigan lost their season opener
to the Irish, 24-19, while Notre
Dame improved to 2-0, having
beaten Virginia in the Kickoff Clas-
sic in East Rutherford, N.J., 36-13,
a week earlier.
Now, the shoe is on the other
foot. The Michigan Sports Informa-
tion Department revealed on Satur-
day that the Wolverines have altered
their schedule for the 1991 cam-
paign. The Wolverines will travel to
Boston College the week before the
Notre Dame game, instead of the
week after as originally scheduled.
The switch was made after a request
from ABC-TV, which plans to tele-
vise the game between the Wolver-
ines and the Eagles.
In the void that has been created
for the week of Sept. 21, the Michi-
gan football team will be idle before
facing another Top 20 foe, Florida
State, on Sept. 28.
SCARY PUNT RETURN:
Midway through the third quarter,
strong safety and punt returner Tripp
Welborne returned a Dean Kaufman
punt 31 yards up the right sideline to
the Minnesota 20-yard line. But
while Michigan's all-time season
leader in punt return yardage put the
Wolverines in striking distance, he
injured his right knee and had to be
carted off the field.
Michigan coach Gary Moeller
guessed that the senior safety would
be kept overnight at the university
hospital and would probably have
his knee scoped out today.
"He is definitely out for the OSU
game," Moeller said. "He plays very
hard; it's a big loss, but that's foot-
ball. You pick up the pieces and
B ACK OF THE FUTURE:
First-year tailback Ricky Powers
continues to assert himself as the
Michigan's most prominent future
prospect. While sophomore Jon
Vaughn continues to see limited
playing time due to his slightly in-
jured ankle, Powers has carried the
ball more consistently each game.
Against Minnesota, Powers ram-
bled for a career-high 127 yards on
24 carries, far and away the leading
ground gainer of the day.
"Obviously, he is a very go.
back," Minnesota coach John
Gutekunst said. "We tried to recruit
him. He's got a great future."
"We made some blocking ad-
justments and Ricky got us some
good, tough yards," Moeller said.
BUMBLIN': In the meantime, an-
other Michigan back by the name
Jarrod Bunch continues to churmour
big gains from the fullback slot. Af-
ter this weekend's performance (9
carries for 75 yards), Bunch bumped
his average up to 5.22 yards per
carry from his grind-'em-out ruq$;
Over the last four games, Bunch
has bulled his way for 287 yards on
just 43 carries, an astounding aver-
age of 6.67 yards per carry.
In addition, the senior co-callai
had the longest run of his career, a
53-yard burst down the left sideline
to the Minnesota six-yard line.
Two of Michigan's top seniors were
named to the 1990 Kodak All-Amer-
ica Team. Welborne and offensive
guard Dean Dingman were selected
by the American Football Coache
of America as representatives of thW
first team. The honor marked the
second such selection for Welborne.
Tailback Ricky Powers avoids a Gopher defender as he races toward the goalline. Powers led the Wolverines
with 127 yards on 24 carries.
Continued from page 1
Senior Blaine Siegel took in the
whole experience by walking around
the turf after the game and reflecting.
"It didn't hit me until afterwards that
the next time I come to a game it
will be as an alumni coming
through another entrance," he said.
Hey, he's another senior for
which Saturday marked his last
home game. After four years (or five
or six), a good chunk of Saturday's
student section, including Siegel,
would not be back for football
Saturdays next year.
Attending a game at Michigan
Stadium - if looked at in a
realistic, non-partisan, layperson
manner - begs the question of why
those graduating are sad to leave it.
As any middle-aged, middle
manager IBM-type employee would
ask: who would want to wake up at
nine in the morning to drink beer
before embarking on some mass
pilgrimage up Hoover Street before
noon? All before eating breakfast.
Who would want to sit in just-
about-freezing weather for four hours
with the goodly chance of being
"marshmallowed" to death, or, a
much worse fate, decapitated by a
rapidly descending Domino's pizza
box? (Author's note: when someone
yells "heads up!" don't look skyward
- a throat can be severed by the
spiraling and increasingly acceler-
ating razor-blade edges)
Who would want to go to a game
that makes you want to sleep for 20
years once you get home?
Who would want to go to a game
where, standing for hours at a time
in order to see around the oaf in front
of you, you decide to spend your last
few dollars on one hot dog only to
miss a Desmond Howard kickoff
return for a touchdown?
The answer to all four questions
is "who knows and who cares." Deep
thinking questions like this simply
don't apply to people who go into
Bullwinkle conniptions or scream
"Tastes great! Less filling!" at each
Football Saturdays are a total
mind break from an otherwise
intellectually-rigorous campus at-
mosphere. Let's face it, a boycott or
sit-in of "The Wave" is not going to
be too effective if 100,000 of your
brethren feel the need get one started.
The only thing to do is to
continue to follow the Chaucer-like
pilgrimage up Hoover street while
you still can. It's really a lot of,
Probable Bowl Match-ups
Bowl Time/Pairings Location
Sugar Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. New Orleans
SEC Champion vs. Virginia
Orange Jan. 1, 8 p.m. Miami, FL
Colorado vs. Notre Dame
Rose Jan. 1, 5 p.m. Pasadena, CA
Iowa vs. Washington
Fiesta Jan. 1, 4:30 p.m. Tempe, AZ
SEC runner-up vs. Louisville
Citrus Jan. 1, 1:30 p.m. Orlando, FL
Georgia Tech vs. Nebraska
Cotton Jan. 1, 1:30 p.m. Dallas, TX
Texas vs. Miami, FL
Hall of Fame Jan. 1, 1 p.m. Tampa, FL
Clemson vs. Illinois
Gator Jan. 1, 11:30 a.m. Jacksonville
Michigan/OSU vs. SEC team
CopperDec. 31, 5 p.m. Tuscon, AZ
California vs. Wyoming
John Hancock Dec. 31, 2:30 p.m. El Paso, TX
Michigan State vs. Southern Cal.
Blockbuster Dec. 29, 8 p.m. Miami, FL
Florida State vs. Penn State
Holiday Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m. San Diego
Brigham Young vs. Texas A&M
Peach Dec. 29, 12:30 p.m. Atlanta, GA
Indiana vs. SEC team
Freedom-Dec.29, TBA Anaheim, CA>
Oregon vs. Colorado State
All American Dec. 28, 7:30 p.m. Birmingham
Louisville or at large vs. N.C. State
Liberty Dec. 27, 8 p.m. Memphis, TN:
Michigan/OSU vs. Air Force/Alabama
Aloha Dec. 25, 3:30 p.m. Honolulu.
Arizona vs. Syracuse
Independence Dec. 15, 8 p.m. Shreveport, L
Southern Mississippi vs. Baylor
Cal Raisin Dec. 8, 3:30 p.m. Fresno, CA
C. Michigan vs. Fresno St./San Jose St.
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Rookie Ricky Powers celebrates his fourth quarter touchdown run.
Continued from page 1'
for the score.
The defense held Minnesota to
three downs and a punt on its next
possession, but Grbac threw an
interception on a third and 20. On
Minnesota's next play, however,
Gopher quarterback Marcel Fleet-
wood's returned the favor as his pass
was picked off by cornerback Lance
"Lance came up with a big-time
interception," Moeller said. "That
was a big turning point."
Grbac's three-yard pass to Derrick
Alexander capped off a 69-yard drive
as Michigan took an 11-point lead
with :21 left in the third quarter.
After another Minnesota punt,
the Wolverines marched downfield,
scoring in six plays when Powers
ran off tackle for a five-yard waltz
into the endzone. Powers finished
the day with 127 yards on 24 carries.
Michigan held a commanding 78-
10 lead with 12:17 left in the game.
Minnesota was unable to overcotne
the deficit, as the two teams traded
touchdowns to finish the scoring.
"I'm proud of our team," Min-
nesota coach John Gutekunst said.
"They played a hard, physical game
against one of the better teams in the
country. Their offense eventually
wore us down. They made some big
The Wolverines' bowl picture
still remains the same. The winner
of the Ohio State game this Saturday
will travel to the Gator Bowl in
Jacksonville, Fla. to play the South-
eastern Conference runner-up, either
Tennessee, Auburn or Mississippi,
on Jan. 1. The loser will play Air ,
Force or Alabama in the Liberty
Bowl in Memphis on Dec. 27.
"It's a far cry from the Rose
Bowl," Milligan said. "But where we
go is where we go. Next week it's
Ohio State and for me this is iiy
Linebacker Neil Simpson intercepts a first quarter pass against
Minnesota. The interception led to Michigan's first touchdown.
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