The Michigan Daily-Sports Wednesday- January 8, 1992 -Page 5
tires vs. Huskies
by Matt Rennie
Daily Football Writer
PASADENA, Calif. - On the
crisp Saturday afternoon of Oct. 19,
Michigan played its annual home-
coming game against Indiana. The
Wolverines were clinging to a 24-16
lead, and the Hoosiers were knock-
ing on the door of the Michigan end
Faced with fourth-and-goal at
the Michigan two, Indiana coach
Bill Mallory called for fullback
Corey Taylor to run up the middle.
Led by middle linebacker Erick An-
derson, the Wolverine defense rose
to the occasion, stopping the run and
preserving the victory.
The game signalled a new begin-
ning for the Wolverine defense. No
longer would Anderson and com-
pany surrender wholesale points as
they did against Florida State. The
defensive corps wanted to prove
that the Wolverines could do more
than just outscore teams.
Over the next five games, they
did just that, punctuating the season
by shutting out Illinois for the con-
ference title and holding archrival
Ohio State to three points.
Michigan coach Gary Moeller
hoped this trend would continue
when the Wolverines headed west
to take on Washington. Initially, it
appeared Moeller's wish would
Michigan stuffed the Huskies'
first four possessions and used two
turnovers to limit Washington to
13 first-half points.
However, Michigan's defense
could not bolster its anemic offense,
whose ineffectiveness forced the de-
fense to spend most of the game on
"I don't think our defense played
very well in the second half,"
Moeller said. "But we didn't give
them help offensively, and we even
put them in a few holes some-
Anderson conceded that fatigue
may have been somewhat of a factor.
"Defensively we were out there
a long time, but if you think, that's
when the big play is going to hap-
pen," he said. "I thought we played
together very well in the second
half and in the first half."
But Washington tackle Steve
Emtman said Michigan responded
well to its defensive challenge.
"It was an excellent job by their
secondary," Washington defensive
tackle Steve Emtman said.
"Sometimes you're on the field and
when you stop them, it gives you a
Washington jumpstarted its
sputtering offense in the second half
by exploiting Michigan's zone pass
coverage with shorter routes. The
Wolverines were too wary of the
speed of receivers such as Mario Bai-
ley and Orlando McKay to play any
closer to the line of scrimmage.
"Those types of (shorter) passes
you're going to give up," Anderson
said. "Those underneath routes you
have to give up when you have
threats like they have. We planned
Bailey felt Washington's early
offensive problems were internal.
"They were never stopping us.
We were stopping ourselves," Bai-
ley said. "It was only a matter of
time before we started racking up
However, even when the ex-
hausted Wolverine defense conceded
points to the Huskies, Anderson
showed why he was the Butkus
"We got one-on-one with Beno
(Bryant) and a linebacker at the goal
line just like we wanted and it was
no contest. Anderson just stuffed
him," Huskies coach Don James said.
"He is a great player."
Player Att Yds Avg Lg
Powers 10 10 1.0 7
Wheatley 9 68 7.6 53
Grbac 8 -42 -5.2 6
J Johnson 4 30 7.5 18
Howard 1 1515.0 15
Collins 1 -9 -9.0 -9
Totals 33 72 2.1 53
Player C-A Yds TD tnt
Grbac 13-26 130 1 1
Sollom 1-2 3 0 0
Totals 14-28 133 1 1
Player No Yds Lg TD
Van Dyne 4 22 9 0
Wheatley 3 30 19 0
R Powers 3 18 10 0
Howard 1 35 35 0
McGee 1 14 14 0
W Smith 1 9 9 1
J Johnson 1 5 5 0
Totals 14 133 35 1
Player No Yds Avg Lg
Azcona 10 378 37.8 53
Player No Yds Avg La
3 21 7.0 15
Player No Yds Avg Lg
Howard 3 39 13.0 21
Wheatley 3 40 13.3 25
Total 6 79 13.1 25
Player Tac Ast Tot
Michigan defensive back Coleman Wallace breaks up a deep pass to wide receiver Mario Bailey. Wallace .
finished with two tackles, while Bailey caught six passes for 126 yards and one touchdown.
Vogue Bailey strikes
own eisman pose
by Phil Green
Daily Football Writer
PASADENA, Calif. - It all
started following a 93-yard punt re-
turn against Ohio State late in
November. Michigan's soon-to-be-
crowned Heisman Trophy winner
Desmond Howard struck the famed
Heisman stance in celebration.
Just over a month later,
Howard's pose appeared all over the
Rose Bowl. But this time, he wasn't
doing the celebrating.
Following a first quarter inter-
ception, Washington cornerback
Walter Bailey did his own Heisman
shuffle. But unfortunately for Bai-
ley, the cameras all missed it.
But three quarters later, the
Huskies' other Bailey, Mario,
hauled in a 38-yard touchdown pass
from Mark Brunell. Following the
reception, Bailey performed the pose
'He can come over to
my house. I'll show
him the real thing.'
- Desmond Howard
'That's okay, I've got
- Mario Bailey
in the end zone for the national
"The fans wrote in, they wanted
me to do it," Bailey said. "My
teammates too, but it was no big
"I told my mom and stepfather
that I wouldn't do it in the first
quarter - it might come back to
haunt me. I said that I would only
do it when the game was all
Desmond Howard. All this gave
Bailey added incentive for his dance
and for a dominant performance.
"It wasn't against Desmond, he's
probably the best receiver in the
country," Bailey added. "It was for
the press and the people on the East
"I got tired of hearing people
calling me Desmond," Bailey said.
"It gets frustrating. I just want to
let people know my name is Mario
As the game concluded, one more
Husky got into the act - Washing-
ton's own award winner, Steve
Emtman. The Outland and Lombardi
winner as well as the Heisman's
third runner-up displayed the pose
along the Washington sideline for
Plays Yds Time Result
3 9 2:18
4 16 1:36
3 0 0:50
5 20 2:47
8 54 2:09
13 67 6:17
8 40 1:45
4 6 1:19
1 3 0:11
3 1 0:54
12 80 4:25
11 48 4:17
1 38 0:06
4 -4 1:26
3 5 1:28
4 20 1:56
Plays Yds Time Result
Michigan's Desmond Howard (front) and Elvis Grbac (rear) connected only once, on a 35-yard pass play.
5 -2 2:42
3 3 1:31
1 0 0:10
3 -8 1:00
4 44 1:48
3 3 1:38
5 12 1:16
3 -15 1:17
5 3 2:09
5 43 2:05
3 -2 1:49
4 9 1:03
5 71 2:38
10 30 4:56
4 -9 0:48
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the Washington faithful.
Like Walter Bailey, Emtman
also performed away from the cam-
eras. Thus, after the game the lock-
errooms were abuzz with Mario's
pose. Everybody wanted to know.
Howard's reaction to the imitation.
When questioned about it,
Howard reminded every one who re-
ally won the Heisman. "He can
Smith 9-yd pass from Grbac
(Carlson kick), 13:09.
Washington 7, Michigan 7.
Key Play: Grbac to Howard