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When was the last time two
football teams tied for No. 1
in the weekly Associated
Press poll?
(For answer see page 2)

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'M' Sports Calendar 2
AP Top 25 2

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The Michigan Daily- Sports Monday October 19, 1992 Page 1

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by Albert Lin
Daily Football Writer,
BLOOMINGTON - The expec-
tations each week are the same.
Michigan is supposed to march up
and down the field against some
clearly overmatched opponent and
run away with the victory.
This weekend's matchup proved
to be no exception.
The Wolverines used an explo-
sive second quarter and a defense
that held steady throughout Satur-
day's game to upend Indiana, 31-3,
in the process winning their 15th
straight Big Ten road game.
The victory also marked 16 con-
secutive triumphs in conference
play, leaving the squad poised to tie
the all-time streak of 17 set by three
different Ohio State clubs..
"I'm obviously very happy with
the win. That was the important
thing, to come down here after ev-
eryone said we'd have a letdown,"
Michigan coach Gary Moeller said.
"(The record) is added incentive. I
just think our kids are staying fo-
cused and they're playing hard.
"The nice thing about this win is
this is where that 16 started. It
started here in 1990 after coming off
two Big Ten losses (to Michigan
State and Iowa). We cane down
here with a different kind of focus,
and I was quite proud with the way
that group acted, and the way the se-
niors have contributed since then."
Two of those veterans played es-
pecially big roles. Quarterback Elvis
Grbac rebounded from back-to-back
shaky outings with a solid day,
completing 13 of 17 passes for a
couple touchdowns and no intercep-
tions. Junior receiver. Derrick
Alexander, who scored two touch-
downs, had another big day, as did
sophomore back Tyrone Wheatley,
who ran for 134 yards and also
added two scores,
On the other side of the ball, se-
nior defensive tackle Chris Hutchin-
son was part of a defense that held
the opposition to 30 yards rushing
and got to Hoosier quarterback Trent
Green nine times. Hutchinson led the
way with three of those sacks, while
six others had one apiece.
"We were beaten by an outstand-
ing football team," Indiana coach
Bill Mallory said. "Not to take any-

thing away from our opponents in
our other two losses, but in those
games we hurt ourselves. We
weren't sound. This team, they con-
trolled us."
The Wolverines started off
slowly, falling behind for only the
second time this season. Indiana
drove 60 yards, aided by three
Michigan penalties, and Scott
Bonnell connected on a 38-yard field
goal for a 3-0 lead.
The Wolverine offense was inef-
fective most of the first quarter. The
Hoosiers stacked against the run, but
Moeller kept calling for his backs.
That led to a total of 45 yards on
Michigan's first two drives.
"I wasn't particularly pleased or
impressed with our offense ... at the
beginning of the game," Moeller
said. "We had three major break-
downs in blocking MAs (missed as-

Junior Derek Alexander returns a Hoosier punt 70 yards for a touchdown. He also had an eight-yard TD reception.

Josh Dubow

Wolverines clearly
,class of conference

DOUGLAS KANTER/Daily

Wheatley

BLOOMINGTON - Saturday, Michigan
won its 16th consecutive Big Ten game. Don't
expect that streak to end in the near future. You
can chalk up wins for the Wolverines all the way
until Oct. 16, 1993, when they travel to State
College to play Penn State. If they win that
game, the next potential loss will be a year later
when the Nittany Lions come to Ann Arbor.
To state it simply, the Big Ten is bad and
Michigan is good. But there is more to it than
that. The Big Ten is getting worse, while
Michigan is improving. The Wolverines have
won their last eight conference games by more
than 20 points. The average margin of victory in

those games is over 32 points.
Michigan hasn't lost a conference road game
since 1987 at Indiana. The Wolverines haven't
lost any conference game by more than a touch-
down since Ronald Reagan was running for re-
election.
Don't expect things to change anytime soon.
After Michigan trounced Indiana, 31-3, the
Hoosiers left the field thinking they were as good
as Michigan. Wait. Didn't Michigan win by 28
points? Didn't Michigan outgain Indiana in total
yards, 425-149? And the Wolverines didn't even
play that good a game.
Michigan committed 10 penalties for 124

yards, twice negating touchdowns. Pete Elezovic
missed a 38-yard field goal. And Jesse Johnson
fumbled in the Hoosier end zone. Michigan still
won by 28 points.
The Indiana players and coaches boil the
game down to an Emmitt Pride fumble at the
Michigan 22-yard line in the second quarter with
the Hoosiers down, 14-3.
"That turnover gave them good field posi-
tion," Indiana coach Bill Mallory said. "It was
costly. We thought we had something going and
it took the wind out of our sails. If we could have
punched it in there, it would have been a whole
See DUBOW, Page 4

signments), and that gets a back rat-
tied, and everybody rattled, because
the guys handling the ball, they
think, 'What's happening?'
"Then finally Tyrone settled
down a little bit and we didn't put all
the pressure on him. We got some
holes for him and he got loose."
A poor possession by Indiana, in
which the team lost 16 yards, led to
a short punt and great field position
for Michigan. Alexander and
Wheatley then went to work, ac-
counting for all 36 yards of the
drive. Grbac lofted an eight-yard
GRIDDERS, Page 4

No
by Rachel Bachman
Daily Sports Writer
Three and a half minutes have
passed, and Monica Maiorana's legs
are starting to burn. Methodically
and painfully the numbers on the
digital display of the ergometer
rowing machine tick down.
"I've got to get through this
part," the member of the women's
varsity crew team thinks to herself,
as the burning spreads to her entire
body. With the shouts of a few
people and the grinding wheeze of
the "erg" chain as her only
encouragement, Monica finishes the
2000-meter piece in just over seven
minutes and 17 seconds, faster than
anyone else on the team.
"For some reason I could just
pull the numbers," the junior in
Japanese Studies says of her lung-
bursting performance. "I gave
myself certain cutoffs for split
times, and I just did it."
The combination of this
personal best erg time, as well as
her 116 bench pulls (a 70-pound
barbell lifted while lying face-down
on a bench) in six minutes are feats
worthy of praise. These two
accomplishments helped her earn a
spot on the Olympic development
team last summer. I

simp le

parts

'M' rower balances
books, work, crew

warm up and get on the water.
During the rest of her day, Monica
must also eat, study Japanese, go to
class, and work out on the erg or in
the weight room, which she usually
ends up doing on her lunch hour.
"I don't like wasting time," she
says.
And she can ill afford to, what
with keeping up with pen pals from
Iowa and New Jersey and holding
down a job at LSA Media Services
as extracurricular activities, not to
mention keeping up a social life.
Her job, however, is high on
Monica's list of priorities; she
couldn't be on the team without it.
"With dues, clothing, travel
costs, and the trip to Tampa for
spring break, crew costs about
$1,000 a year," Monica says.
Because Michigan's team is not
funded by the University, rowers
also pay for coaches' salaries and
new equipment, which is not cheap.
An eight-person boat starts at about
$10,000.
Rather than lamenting the fact
that she doesn't go to Wisconsin or
Princeton, where the crew teams are
fully funded by their schools,
Monica points to the future.
"This year, we're getting a new
Vespoli (brand of racing boat).
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EVAN PETRIE/Daily
David Oliver eludes a Notre Dame defender in Saturday's 6-1 victory.
ICers open season
"on rishin 61 win

by Chad A. Safran
Daily Hockey Writer
Michigan hockey coach Red
Berenson knew he had a strong de-
fensive club going into the season's
opener against Notre Dame, but the
question was where the goals were
going to come from each night.
Saturday, David Oliver was the an-
swer to that question as he scored
four goal in the Wolverines' 6-1

After drawing the second de-
fenseman to him, Wiseman dropped
the puck off to Stewart who fired it
between the legs of Notre Dame
goalie Greg Louder to give
Michigan a 1-0 lead.
"I think the defense got a little
confused on it," Wiseman said.
"They didn't know which guy to
take. Standing me up or switching
off. I got through ant' Cam made a

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