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The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 12, 1993 - 11

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FOOTBALL
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'(The Gophers) do a lot
of blitzing and use a lot
of man-to-man
coverage. They try to
make you throw quick
and then they can step
in for the Interception.'
- Gary Moeller
Michigan football coach

Moeller said. "If they didn't have such
a good running game you wouldn't
have to worry about them nearly as
much."
Antonio Carter also gives Moeller
something to worry about. He has 387
yards rushing and a 4.3 yard rushing
average.
Worrying about the opponentmight
be easier if he did not have to worry
about his own missing personnel. In-
side linebackers Steve Morrison and
Marcus Walker, as well as Ninef
Aghakhan remain out.
Minnesota remains relatively free

from injury. Regardless, Wacker rec-
ognizes his players may be over-
matched.
"We may not be the best team in
football," Wacker said. "But we sure as..
heck must be the most exciting. We:
gave it a great effort (against Illinois)..
Now we have to bounce back, and I am
confidentourplayers will do thatagainst
Michigan. We like to think thatplaying
at home for the Little Brown Jug will
help us make it another great game."
The game will give Michigan a
chance to run one streak to six - six
consecutive victories attheMetrodome.

said. "They try to make you throw an aberration. The Gophers victimized
quick and then they can step in for the Wisconsin for five interceptions the
interception." week before.
Fortunately for Collins, tailback
Tyrone Wheatley should return Satur-
day to lessen the pressure to pass. Al-
thoughEdDavis and Tim Biakabutuka
filled in admirably for Wheatley, no
one can help establish the Michigan
running game as well as the former
Heisman candidate.
Tim Schade and ScottEckers share
the passing attack responsibilities for
Wacker,each with over 1,000 yards in
the air. Schade, who has been nursing
a sprained left ankle and knee, may
start. Still, Eckers jumping into the
game should suprise no one.
While Schade and Eckers are ad-
equate, wide receiver Omar Douglas
gets more press. His 691 yards receiv-
ing places him among the conference's
receiving elite, ahead of any Michigan
Wheatley recegvers
Michigan's top-three receivers -
Senior center Marc Milia, who has Derrick Alexander (483 yards), Amani
missed the last two games with a Toomer (433) and Mercury Hayes
pinched nerve, should return to add (432), allsplittimeandreceiving yards.
stability to the offensive line. But despite admitting Douglas is
Todd Collins will certainly need to one of the best receivers in the Big Ten,
be on his toes. The Minnesota defense Moeller explains that running back
hadasmany interceptions lastweek- Chris Darkins makes the Gopher of-
five-asMichiganhasall season. The fense golden.
five interceptions last week were not "Darkins is a great running back,"
Football opener
BC moved to Sept. 3
FROM STAFF REPORTS The gamewasoriginally scheduledfor
Michigan athletic director Jack Sept. 17.
Weidenbach announced a change yes- "This year we worked with the
terday in the 1994 Wolverine football officeof the Vice President for Student
schedule. Michigan and Boston Col- Affairs," Weidenbach said. "It is our
lege agreed to open the 1994 football conclusion that we can do this with a
season on Sept. 3 atMichigan Stadium. minimum of interference with the
move-in of the students."
mv-4othFdTBALL £In 1992, the Michigan-Boston
.;n§'s College game date was also moved.
R:..::::: 5 The first meeting between the two
3 Bee~~to. o ~....chools wasinitiallysceudfo
10 ?tN~trenameChestnut Hill, Mass., Sept. 21. The
teansplayed Sept. with the Wol-
verines winning, 35-13.

DOUGLAS KANTER/Dafly

Michigan tight end Marc Burkholder busts through would-be Purdue
tacklers last Saturday. Tomorrow Michigan travels to the Land of 10,000
Lakes to take on the Golden Gophers.

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