When was the previous
NCAA football single-game,
attendance record set?
(For answer see page 2)
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The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday October 12, 1992 Page 1
The powers of the college football world - ABC-
TV - decried that for a fourth straight week Michigan
would occupy the 3:30 p.m. time slot.
So for the fourth straight week the game lasted past
7 p.m., largely because of extended TV timeouts.
(Rumor has it Gary Lewis planned the marching band's
entire halftime show
during one of these breaks in the
And for the fourth straight
week, an opponent woefully short
of the Wolverines' taleznt level
marched into Ann Arbor and was
promptly dismissed, making it a
month of lackluster second-half
For three weeks, a combina-
tion of these factors meant a sta-
dium which began to empty at
halftime. But this past Saturday
was different. Michigan State
was in town. And when the Spar-
tans and Wolverines.battle, ev-
erybody is fired up.
Coach Gary Moeller said be-
by Josh Dubow
Daily Football Writer
Michigan avenged its 1990 loss
to intrastate rival Michigan State
Saturday. Appropriately, it was the
Wolverines' in-state players who led
the charge in their 35-10 victory in
front of a record crowd of 106,788.
Two years ago, an unranked
Spartan team came to Ann Arbor
and upset the No. 1 team in the
country in a controversial 28-27
victory. Saturday, the Wolverines
got their revenge.
Despite the victory, Michigan
coach Gary Moeller was frustrated
with his team's propensity for
penalties and the ineffectiveness of
the passing game.
"No. 1, it's good to win," Moeller
said. "But it isn't the way I would
have written the script if I had been
holding the pen. But I'm happy. I
may not look happy, but I am."
The Michigan running game,
special teams and defense overcame
those other deficiencies.
The biggest play of the game for
the Wolverines came midway:
through the first half when State was
forced to punt from its own 45-yard
line. Chris Salani kicked the ball to
Michigan's Derrick Alexander
(Detroit), who took the ball on his
own 20-yard line and burst up the
left sideline for the score.
"It was just great blocking,"
Alexander said. "I got through the
hole in the middle. The only thing
left was the kicker and I had Walter
Smith out there and I just cut. I don't
think anybody even touched me."
Tyrone Wheatley (Inkster) once
again led the offensive attack for
Michigan (2-0 Big Ten, 4-0-1 over-
See MICHIGAN, Page 6
fore the season that this was his team's biggest rivalry,
bar none. Bigger than Notre Dame. Bigger than Ohio
State. Bigger than the Pioneer JV.
It certainly was a major event for the fans. Satur-
day's crowd of 106,788 was the largest in NCAA his-
tory. The student section taunted the Spartans with
chants of "C-M-U". A yellow balloon floated in front of
the press box, with "State sucks" and an "S" with a line
drawn through it visibly scrawled in blue marker. The
poor ABC cameraman bombarded by a deluge of
marshmallows at the end of the first quarter would
probably welcome a slow death.
Sure, some of Moeller's players offered the clich6
answers when asked about the importance of the game.
It counts just as much as any other in the standings, they
"This game ranks high on my chart," sophomore
* Tyrone Wheatley said, "but you just take it as another
game. You approach them all the same way."
Don't tell that to those involved in the extracurricu-
lar activities which took place on the field in the fourth
quarter. Because the game certainly meant a little some-
thing extra for them.
"It was an emotional contest," said tight end Tony
McGee, who was escorted to the sidelines with just un-
der 10 minutes remaining in the game, apparently hav-
ing been ejected. "Up until this point, it's our biggest
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Michigan's Derrick Alexander returns a punt 80 yards for a touchdown in the Wolverines' 35-10 victory over Michigan State.
Students flock to buy hoops tickets
by Ryan Herrington
Daily Basketball Writer
The Michigan men's basketball team,
which returns all five starters from a squad
that fell one game shy of a national
championship a year ago, is regarded as
one of the top teams in the nation. With
anticipation of another strong season
ahead, an estimated 4,500 students applied
for 1992-93 season tickets yesterday at
This year's turnout for tickets was one
of the largest on record, according to
Michigan assistant ticket manager Brian
Klemz, who said that even in 1990 - the
year after the Wolverines won the NCAA
title - only 3,000 student season tickets
"We were braced for up to 6,000 peo-
ple," Klemz said. "Based on sales of the
past we had guessed somewhere between
three and four thousand people (would ap-
ply). We were up a little from last year but
we're not overwhelmed or shocked."
The ticket office changed its application
procedure from a year ago, allotting only
3,100 student season tickets as opposed to
5,000 in 1991. In the event that more than
3,100 applied for tickets, a contingency
plan was established so that everyone who
applied for full-season tickets would get at
least a split-season plan, which would
include six games rather than the entire 12.
There are two split-season ticket packages
Due to the heavy demand for tickets, the
majority of the people who applied
yesterday will receive split-season plans as
opposed to the full season. According to
Klemz, 1,700 students will receive full-sea-
son packages and 2,800 will receive spilt-
Recipients of the full-season plans will
be determined by the number of
consecutive years a student has purchased
season tickets in the past - the more years
you have bought tickets, the better your
See TICKETS, page 2
Outside hitter Hayley Lorenzen (#15) hits a spike against Indiana earlier this year. Michigan lost
on the road this weekend against Penn State and Ohio State, two of the Big Ten's mightier foes.
Spikers no longer perfect
by Scott Burton down."
by Chad A. Safran
Daily Hockey Writer
The Michigan women's volleyball team
went into its weekend competition with a per-
fect Big Ten record and a four-match winning
streak. Unfortunately, the Wolverines ran into
two of the powerhouses of the conference,
Ohio State and Penn State, and were unable to
come away with a victory in either match.
The Wolverines' contest with the Buckeyes
witnessed two pyched-up teams battling it out
in an exhausting 2 1/2 hour match. But after
Michigan flirted with an upset, it was Ohio
Despite an uplifting meeting after the sec-
ond set with coach Greg Giovanazzi, the
Wolverines had trouble with their serving and
execution in the third set. Ohio State con-
tributed to Michigan's problems by neutraliz-
ing the Wolverines strength - the potent
front-line of Michelle Horrigan and JoAnna
Collias. Unable to mount an effective offen-
sive attack, Michigan lost the third set, 15-7.
Michigan put its game together again in
time to challenge Ohio State in the fourth set,
The Michigan hockey team made
its public debut in the annual Blue-
White game Friday night. The
performance drew mixed reviews
from its observers and participants
as the White came out on top, 2-1.
The game has often featured high
scoring from both teams. In Red