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took some of the injured into a weight
room in the stadium, which served as an
impromptu medical station. More seri-
ous victims received immediate treat-
ment on the field.
Wisconsin team trainers aided para-
medics in tending to injuries, including
administering CPR on the field to a
half-dozen individuals. Approximately
30 ambulances in total paraded through
"This is as close to large-scale disas-
ter as it gets," Madison Fire Department
'There are not enough
police In all of Dane
County to handle
12,000 people surging
In that corner (of the
explictly plan for
12,000 to all move
- Sue Riseling
paramedic Phil Behrand said.
In the week prior to the game, school
officials mailed letters to all students
asking them to use caution during Hal-
loween weekend, specifically at the
game. However, as one of the biggest
weekends of the year for students, the
incentive to party increased.
"There are not enough police in all
ofDaneCounty tohandle 12,000people
surging in that corner (of the field),"
Riseling said. "We didn't explictly plan
for 12,000 to all move simultaneously."
The stadium PA announcer in-
structed students, many of whom were
attempting to tear down the goal posts
at the north end zone of the field, to
move toward the south end zone in
order to make room for medical person-
Wisconsin football players, hearing
of what had occurred, also lended a
hand to the injured.
The campus police department said
that it will investigate the incident and
determine what precautions to take in
"I promise the same thing won't
happen if we beat Ohio State here next
week," said associate athletic director
for football Joel Maturi. "We will change
some things here."
The university immediately estab-
lished a hotline to help those who were
having difficulty dealing with the inci-
-Daily News Reporter Randy
Lebowitz contributed to this story.
nthinkable, fumbling the ball on a critical run for the second consecutive week. His fumble on the Wisconsin 15-
d a Wolverine scoring threat.
Buckeyes remain undefeated;
Hoosiers shutout Spartans
No. Yds Avg Lg
Guilio, lining up in punt position,
okahigh snap and faked a kick before
nning to the Michigan State 31. Five
ays later, Jermaine Chaney sped
ound left end for a 12-yard touch-
"I saw the Michigan State players
m around thinking I'd kicked it,"
Michigan State (2-2, 4-3) had its
s coring bids end with two missed
The Hoosiers recorded their first
ck-to-back shutouts in 35 years.
Illinois 20, Northwestern 13
Damien Platt rushed for 117 yards
d a touchdown as Illinois defeated
rthwestern 20-13, ending two years
upset victories by the Wildcats in the
'he Fighting Illini (4-1, 4-4) won
$Lhird consecutive game and re-
'in in the hunt for the conference
Illinois didn't look like the team that
set Michigan a week ago until Platt
tered the game with less than five
'nutes to play in the second quarter.
a had significant roles in each Illinois
Down 7-0, the Illini put together a
-rd drive that was capped by Ty
i iard's 2-yard touchdown plunge.
te extra point was blocked. Platt did
st of the work, picking up 51 yards
the ground plus a12-yard catch.
The Wildcats (0-5, 2-6) got a 40-
rd field goal from Sam Valenzisi to
ce a 10-6 lead at halftime.
Iowa 26, Purdue 17
Quarterback Paul Burmeister threw
e touchdown passes and rushed for
r as Iowa (1-4, 3-5) made a first-
If scoring blitz stand up for a 26-17
n over Purdue (0-5,1-7).
Burmeister, who completed 21 of
attempts for a career-best 290 yards,
ected the Hawkeyes to touchdowns
their first four possessions to stake
wa to a 26-14 halftime lead.
rmeister's previous best was 283
rds against Northwestern last season.
No. Yds Avg Lg
2 54 2731
2 54 2731
The Wisconsin "bleacher creatures" were a boisterous bunch in the stands,
and their enthusiasm went too far after the game.
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the second half is not conducive to
winning. Quick starts have become a
thing of the past.
"I really don't know what it is,"
Michigan quarterback Todd Collins
said. "The opponent's offense starts
moving the ball, and we can't seem to
sustain a drive. We're just not tough
enough as an offense."
Not tough enough? Since when has
toughness been aproblem at Michigan?
Instead of demoralizing teams early
in the game, the Wolverines always
find themselves looking up. They are
playing the wrong half of the football
game. Last season, Michigan only
played half of every game, too. The
difference is that it is Michigan, not its
opponent, that has to play catch-up.
Michigan has not scored in the first
quarter since the Big Ten opener against
Iowa. A 10-0 deficit against Penn State
is the only margin that it has overcome
in that stretch.
The Michigan receiving corps, ar-
guably one of the best in the nation, is
certainly not immune from its share of
blame in the latest ending of the Michi-
"How many times did we have the
ball in our hands and drop passes,"
Michigan coach Gary Moeller asked. "I
mean, every one of those is going to
make the difference in the drive."
The defense has only used funda-
mental tackling techniques - wrap-
ping up the whole body, gang tackling
- on selective occasions. Badger run-
ning back Terrell Fletcher scored with
time running out in the first half after he
eluded three would-be tacklers.
The offensive fakes worked well for
Wisconsin quarterback Darrell Bevell.
On one play in the second quarter, the
press box announcer called out the ball
carrier before the Michigan defenders
realized Bevell did not have the ball.
Leadership is yet another missing
ingredient. Although only "The team,
the team, the team" supercedes "Se-
niors will lead Michigan" as a Wolver-
ine maxim, senior running back Ricky
Powers did not play in the first half. A
sophomore, Ed Davis, and a true fresh-
man with three previous carries, Tim
Biakabutuka, played in his stead.
Only after seeing the twosome carry
for 10 yards on eight carries did Moeller
turn to his co-captain Powers, giving
him a chance to redeem himself.
Powers quickly illustrated why he
did not start.
Despite a strong start including six
carries and three first downs, lightning
struck again. Just like last week against
Illinois, Powers could not hold on to the
ball and he ended the Wolverine drive.
Finding a way to win is important
for any good teem, not just the heroic
"Michigan" teams. Notre Dame trailed
Navy for most of Saturday and it still
won in a landslide.
"We have to lookfor a way to win is
whatwe have to do, it'ssimple,"Moeller
said. "Butwe didn't even showup in the
first half. Then things go against you
and we can't even rebound."
Those "things" - a fumble that
may have been caused by the ground
and a probable missed pass interference
call on an interception - are the only
things that are consistent with past sea-
sons. They happen to the Wolverines,
and everybody else. The best teams
After all the expectations, the Wol-
verines must win two of it next three
games to even qualify for a bowl game.
The most likely bowls, the Indepen-
dence or Liberty, will be another new
experience for Michigan football.
Obviously, the Wolverines will be
searching for a.new way to win in the
coming weeks. Maybe after four losses,
they know it will not be name recogni-
id "He's played as great as everyone
pected him to. He's a real leader."
For Collins, it is a matter of mutual
spect. Despite the lack of protection
has gotten at various times through-
t the season, he has only encourage-
nt for the line.
"The whole offense is going through
stogether," the quarterback said. "The
offense is young. I'm almost a
st time starter too. We try to give
>se guys all the confidence they need."
Respect of Collins' leadership
reads out from the line.
"He's a good leader and we listen to
. Al p.-Ar.r c.nA "T men h.'c the
"I have confidence in just about all
the guys that are out there in wide
receivers," Collins said. "It's not like a
get up to the line and I'm already elimi-
nating guys because I don't think they
can make the play."
Against Illinois, Collins joined with
Alexander to put both of them in the
record book. A 90-yard strike repre-
sented the longest pass reception in
"A lot of times the coaches like to
put Derrick in there because they antici-
pate an opportunity where he's going to
get the ball," Collins said. "He's been in
ta itiiati, n a;dnna ;me ad h'c arnaa
history, Collins still yearned for a better
"I definitely feel bad we lost. A loss
hurts, no matter what," Collins said.
"There's still a couple of things I would
have liked to do better earlier on in the
game. You're always looking to do
things better than you did before."
Todd's mother, Gret, proved to be
right on the money when describing his
most compelling attribute, whether it
related to his last game or anything else.
"He's conscious about everything
he does," Gret said. "Ever since he was
eight years old he said he was going to
get a football scholarship. His older
the most because of the great combina-
tion of academics and football."
Whatever stereotypes float around,
the academics of football players float
out the windows where Collins is con-
"It surprises me when I call him and
his roommates tell me he's out study-
ing," Kristin said, "But he is."
If that sounds strange for a football
player, especially the quarterback, a
vociferous position if there ever was
one, it is par for Collins.
"I'm a pretty low-key guy. I pretty
much keep to myself when I'm up on
campus." the nolitical science major
The consistent mental strength he
began developing then, is central to
playing quarterback now.
As the old maxim goes, a quarter-
back gets too much credit when a team
wins, and too muchblame when it loses.
With as much losing as the Wolver-
ines have been doing this season it has
been rough on Collins.
"You have to ignore that stuff that
happens outside the football team,"
Collins said of the criticisms. "It's not
that way with the coaches or team-
"I don't think I've changed (my
mindset) too much this season. I'm still