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September 12, 1994 - Image 11

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$PORTSMonday Trvia
Vhat Michigan kicker holds the
record for most field goals in a
(Answer, page 2)

Inside SPORTSMonday
AP Top 25 2
Griddes 2
Athlete of the Week 2
Q & A 3
Bach's Score 3
Football 4-5
Volleyball 6
Cross-Country 6
Soccer 6
Hockey 9

6 M'



Irish habit

Jamilton's last-minute field goal gives Blue 26-24 win over Notre Dame
N OTRE DAME, nd. -
Memo to the mystique-
makers who document the $
Luck of the Irish: there's
another chapter you might want to
add to your next volume. A big one. U
About 42 yards long. It's got all the r
elements of all the great Notre ':1
Dame folklore. The tight game. The
*versity to overcome. The player
with no confidence getting inspired
by one of his predecessors. The
comeback. Best of all, it came in
the annual game between Notre
Dame and Michigan, one of the
biggest rivalries in the nation.
One small problem. You know
the Wolverines? Yeah. They won.
SOh, where to begin? We'll skip
We details of the first three quarters,
because those are not the moments
repeate to our
who often get
"Get to the 1 a
- ~ good part,
ROSEBRGcan hear them
Rose aeR saying. "Also,~-~
Rose arewipe the drool
Read off your
wheelchair." --
OK. The good part's coming. ' I4
But, for the record, let history note 1~~~
that for 45 minutes in Notre Dame, - - 4~-4
Ind. on the second Saturday in y - f
ptember, 1994, the Michigan -
. olverines and Notre Dame . ,
Fighting Irish played some of the
most intense, physical, open-field . --.lA(~ i-------
tackling, tight spiral-throwing, , I N.
quarterback-chasing, fingernail-. .--
chewing, chess move-making ... ..-.
football anyone has ever seen -
even on the hallowed grass at Notre
Dame Stadiumn - and that when the
Se ROSES " , Pag 5Y ViVAN PETsRIEIi 'a .
See ROSE, Page 5 Remy Hamilton (19) boots the ball (just above his helmet) toward the uprights to beat Notre Dame, 26-24, with :02 left on the clock. VNPTI/al
1' . " ,~ / ollins emerges from long s adows of
P. e wi wi rive
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6, " Pols Whate wit winn driv

Daily Football Writer
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - With all
of the pre-season attention touting
Michigan tailback Tyrone Wheatley
as one of the top players in college
football, Wolverine quarterback Todd
Collins got lost in the shuffle.
Sure, he had experience. But he
had yet to win a meaningful game,
they said.
He was ultra-efficient. However,
he lacked flair, they wrote.
He stood tall in the pocket. Yet, he
didn't seem to be a vocal leader, they
Perhaps Collins' naysayers will
now take note.
Todd Collins threw for 224 yards

and capped his first huge victory with
a 59-yard, five-play drive that took all
of 39 seconds to set up the winning
field goal at Notre Dame.
Tyrone who?
Tailbacks Ed Davis and
Tshimanga Biakabutuka filled in more
than admirably for Wheatley, rushing
for 109 yards between them against
Notre Dame.
If Collins were to go down, though,
coach Gary Moeller would have to
replace him with second-stringer Ja-
son Carr. By the way, Carr has at-
tempted eight in his college career.
In this regard, who can be more
important to the team than Collins?
But heading into the game with
Notre Dame, Collins was still rel-

egated to media second-string. Ron
Powlus, Notre Dame's redshirt fresh-
man quarterback, was - perhaps
rightly so - the star of nearly every
pregame show and hype session.
"When you're the quarterback at
Notre Dame, they're going to focus in
on you rather than the team," Collins
said of his rival. "It was actually
Powlus against Michigan."
The Irish quarterback put in a solid
game Saturday, throwing for two
touchdowns and no interceptions in
his first real test. He also engineered
what appeared to be the game-win-
ning drive with 2:08 on the clock,
hitting Derrick Mayes on a perfect
pass in the endzone.
But Collins brought his team back

in what has to be considered the drive
of his life.
"I knew coming into the last drive
that we were going to have to pass,"
Collins said. "First of all (Moeller)
told us I couldn't take a sack."
Surely few in attendance at Notre
Dame Stadium anticipated Collins and
the offense to come through as they
did. Expectations did not increase
when Collins, a pocket passer with
limited mobility, began the drive by
"We're Michigan," wide receiver
Amani Toomer said, "and we know
we have the potential to score any-
time we get the ball."
Again, four plays into the winning
drive, an Irish victory looked all but
See COLLINS, Page 5

Self-made man
Walter Smith hasn't had much help in becoming a star

Daily Football Writer
As you read this, Walter
Smith is alone
somewhere. He may be
rehabilitating his injured knee, he
may be in class, he may even be
hanging out with his friends, but he
is alone. He is always alone. Smith,
a senior wide receiver on the
Michion fnnthall team has a

harder than anybody you have ever
met - he cannot change this. He is
. . 5
Walter Smith moved from Gary,
Ind. to hell when he was four years
old, and as a result, he doesn't trust
you. Doesn't trust you, doesn't trust
his classmates, doesn't entirely trust
his friends, doesn't trust anyone.
Dnen't trnt the human race Whv

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