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MATCHUPS
Continued from page 9
fall short in size with the largest line-
man, center Nick Mamula measuring
zp at 6-5, 277.
The Wolverines will try to con-
tinue the dominance at line they've
enjoyed for the last couple weeks.
Grasping for straws, Coach Gary
Moeller said he would like his team to
improve it's quarterback protection.
Advantage: Michigan
-DEFENSIVE LINE: In the last two
contests, the Michigan defense hasn't
allowed a single third-down conver-
sion. Considering the Boilermakers
are only 28-90 on conversions this
season, it may not be too tough to
make it three.
Purdue sports 6-2, 270 potential
Outland and Lombardi finalist Jeff
Zgoninga at defensive tackle.
Advantage: Michigan
LINEBACKERS: This weekend could
mark the return of linebacker Martin
Davis, giving some relief to this in-
jury-ridden position. What this will
mean for Chris Hutchinson, who
filled in more than admirably, is ques-
tionable. Hutchinson leads the team in
sacks with seven. OLB Matt Dyson is
second with four. Inside linebackers
Steve Morrison and Marcus Walker
are first and second on the squad in
LAW
Continued from page 9
Omuch about his particular area, he's
not aware of the whole defensive
concept.
"Once you learn your position,
it's easier to understand the coaches
when they're talking about the rest
of the defense. Sometimes there's a
tendency to tune out the other stuff
so you don't get confused."
While Law acknowledges his
deficiencies in these areas, he feels
that he will improve in time. He said
he is just starting to read the keys
and know his assignments. Playing
cornerback in college is a lot more
difficult than in high school.
Some of the receivers that Ty
matches up with are bigger and
faster. Almost all of the receivers are
more experienced. But some of Ty's
toughest matchups come in practice
against Michigan's own receivers.
"It's a thrill knowing you're go-
ing out making big plays in practice
against a guy like Derrick Alex-
ander, because he's a really great
receiver," Law said. "The coaches
said throughout camp, because of
my ability, I have the potential to
cover him once I learned the basic
techniques. I look at it as a learning
experience. If you can play with
him, you can play with just about

The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 30, 1992 - Page 11

total tackles.
The steam behind the Boiler-
maker's linebacker corps issues from
6-0, 233 senior Eric Baetty. OLB
Romond Batten has picked off three
interceptions this season.
Advantage: Michigan
SECONDARY: The Michigan second-
ary will be left a little thin this Satur-
day. Freshman Ty Law will again
start in place of injured Alfie Burch at
cornerback. Cornerback Coleman
Wallace went down with pinched
nerve right before the half last week-
end and will miss tomorrow's matchup.
Much of Purdue's defensive
strength in its secondary lies with
standout cornerback Jimmy Young.
Advantage: Michigan
SPECIAL TEAMS: The Boilermaker's
actually have a kicker who has con-
verted all of his 11 field goal attempts
and 16 PATs in senior Joe O' Leary.
All of them. That's a luxury the Wol-
verines (and many others) would like
to have.
Fortunaltely,Michigan kicker Pete
Elezovic has gotten the point after
down after a lotof practice, and doesn't
usually get called on for the field goal.
The Wolverines generally get into the
endzone.
Advantage: Purdue

GRIDDES
Drop off your winning picks at 420 Maynard by
noon Friday to win a $15 gift certificate to O'Sullivan's
Eatery & Pub.

1. Michigan at Purdue
2. MSU at Northwestern
3. Ohio St. at Iowa
4. Illinois at Wisconsin
5. Indiana at Minnesota
6. West Virginia at Miami
7. Stanford at Washington
8. Texas A&M at SMU
9. Florida St. at Virginia
10. Georgia at Florida
Tiebreaker - Total Points
Michigan at Purdue:

11. Colorado at Nebraska
12. Temple at Boston College
13. Pittsburgh at Syracuse
14. North Carolina at Maryland
15. Oklahoma St. at Kansas
16. Southern Cal at Arizona
17. Miss.St at Kentucky
18. Oregon at Washington St.
19. Notre Dame at Navy
20. Penn St. at BYU
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Derrick Alexander hopes to carry momentum from his four touchdown
performance last weekend into West Lafayette against Purdue.

anybody."
Another difference from high
school is that Ty no longer is playing
offense. As a senior at Aliquippa
High School, Law caught 23 passes
and ran for 456 yards. He misses the
opportunity to run with the ball. The
coaches have told him that he might
get the opportunity to return punts
next year. Against Indiana, Law
nearly had his first interception and a
chance for a return.
"I blew that one," Law said. "The
guys were teasing me a little bit,
calling me slippery fingers. I saw the
ball and all I could think about was
touchdown. I was looking all the
way downfield. I just knew it was
mine. My eyes were so big. I was
thinking about the dance I was
gonna make in the end zone. I just
got a little too happy on that and
missed it.
"I'll learn from my mistakes and
look the ball in the next time and
stay focused. Right there, I lost my
focus and thought of the interception
and my focus just left."
Law will probably get another
chance at an interception and return.
He dreams about it happening in a
big game - say the Rose Bowl.
Even as a freshman, Law knows that
at Michigan the Big Ten champi-
onship and Rose Bowl victory have
always been paramount. But this
season Michigan's goals have

changed a bit. Instead, the Wol-
verines are looking at a chance for a
national title.
"We really don't pay too much
attention to the polls right now,"
Law said. "Our primary goal is to go
back to the Rose Bowl. And once we
get there, that's when we'll start
looking at the national champi-

onship. We want to get past the Big
Ten and be Big Ten champions -
that's our first goal - and then we
want to sing 'The Victors' in
Pasadena.
"We're gonna make it a point this
year to prove something to every-
body and hopefully come out with a
national championship."

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