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The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, September 12, 1994 - 9
Hockey fans camp out for tickets Z

By DAVID ROTHBART
For The Daily
A full season of Wolverine hockey
is worth the wait for a number of
Michigan students.
The line for hockey season tickets
tarted Saturday evening and contin-
ued to grow yesterday afternoon with
20 people queued as of 4 p.m.
Last year's line trailed from the
Union past the Cube to the Student
Activities Building, and students ex-
pected this year's line to stretch even
longer.
Matt Moore, an LSA senior, was
first in line for the second consecutive
ear. He set up his beach chair outside
"he doors of the Union after the foot-
ball team's victory over Notre Dame
Saturday afternoon. Moore, a veteran
line-sitter who camped out five days
before last December's basketball
game against Duke, believes the in-
crease in the popularity of Michigan
hockey over the last few years is unde-
niable.
"There were never lines like this

before," Moore said. "Getting the best
seat is important."
Amy Kranz, an LSA sophomore,
says the atmosphere at Yost Ice Arena
is what makes attending the games so
exciting.
"I've been to a lot of cities, a lot
of stadiums, but our crowd is the
best. Our crowd is the loudest,"
Kranz said.
Whether Wolverine fans will have
a lot to cheer about this year is still to
be decided. The team, which lost
goaltender Steve Shields, forwards
Brian Wiseman and David Oliver to
graduation and sophomore Ryan
Sittler, who chose to forego his final
two years at Michigan to enter the
NHL, may be aided by a fine crop of
incoming freshmen.
Still, students waiting in line
were confident about the Wolver-
ines' chances this year at a CCHA
title.
"We graduated a lot of people, but
we're always able to reload," said Dan
Korn, an Engineering student. Korn

believes replacing Shields in goal will
be difficult, but he is excited about
Michigan's highly-rated freshman
goaltender, Marty Turco, and the tal-
ents of the Wolverines' returning play-
ers.
"Lake (Superior) State will be
tough, but this could be our year,"
Korn said.
Last night's temperature was ex-
pected to dip below 60 degrees and
some students came prepared with
sweatshirts andsleeping bags. Acouple
of students leafed through newly-pur-
chased textbooks, while most chatted
amongst themselves, exchanging battle
stories of waiting in line.
Rob Frangione, an Engineering jun-
ior, talked about last fall's wait for
basketball tickets in 40-degree weather.
"I had a broken wrist, a cast up and
down my whole arm with just three
fingers sticking out. They were numb.
I thought I might lose them."
This year, it is doubtful if anyone
will lose body parts, but certainly a lot
of students will lose some sleep.

MOLLY iSEtS/.
Karl Gruenberg, Woody Meyer and Chris Morgan wait outside the Union yesterday for today's hockey ticket sale.

Randle, Viking defense smother Mitchell, Lions; Raiders crushed again

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Associated Press
John Randle and Henry Thomas up
the middle, James Harris and Roy
Barker around the ends. They were
relentless, punishing. They drove Scott
Mitchell to the turf and tore the football
wom his grasp.
"I think Mitchell brings a new di-
mension totheir team. There's no ques-
tion they're more potent," linebacker
Jack Del Rio said after his Minnesota
Vikings beat Mitchell and the Detroit
Lions 10-3. "But today, he met John
Randle."
Randle had two sacks, as did Harris
and Barker. Thomas wasn't in on any
f Minnesota's six sacks, but his pres-
re from the nose tackle position con-
sistently freed his linemates to attack;
he also was the main force that let the
Vikings (1-1) hold Barry Sanders to 16
yards on 12 carries.
"We couldn't block them up front,"
Lions coach Wayne Fontes said. "We
resorted to a passing game and our
quarterback was running for his life."
Mitchell threw three touchdown
s lastweekwhenthe Lionsopened
ith a 31-28 victory over Atlanta.
This week? No time, no TDs.
Randle, Thomas, Harris and Barker
made sure of that.
"If I had my druthers," Mitchell
said, "I'd rather they weren't there."
He completed 18 of 40 passes for

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212 yards, fumbled three times and
was intercepted once.
Warren Moon completed 22 of 35
passes for 221 yards and a touchdown
in his Vikings home debut.
Though he outplayed Mitchell, he
wasn't happy with his performance.
"It shouldn't have been as hard as it
was, especially the way our defense
was playing," Moon said. "We're not
where we want to be on offense."
Moon was knocked "woozy" when
sacked by Broderick Thomas late in
the first half and spent much of the third
quarter trying to clear the cobwebs out
of his head.
Nevertheless, he felt sorry for
Mitchell.
"He was under pressure all day
long from our line," Moon said. "I'm
glad I don't have to go against them."
One of the few times Mitchell es-
caped the defense to find and open
receiver, Herman Moore dropped a
pass that probably would have gone for
an 81-yard touchdown play.
"It was a classic case of running
before you catch the ball," Moore said.
"It cost us, but we had several opportu-
nities to win this game."
Bills 38, Patriots 35
Jim Kelly airmailed a message to
doubters of the Buffalo Bills: Our of-
fense is just fine.
The Bills still need some work on

defense, however, after blowing a 14-
point halftime lead built on Kelly's
four touchdown passes. Steve Christie
saved them with a 32-yard field goal
with 52 seconds left that beat the New
England Patriots 38-35.
The Bills, shocked aweek earlier in
a 23-3 loss to the New York Jets,
evened their record at 1-1. The Patriots
scored 35 points for the second straight
week but fell to 0-2 as the game ended
with New England on the Buffalo 37.
Falcons 31, Rams 13
Andre Rison backed his boast, and
then some.
The Atlanta Falcons receiver prom-
ised histeam would beat the Los Ange-
les Rams, and Rison made sure they
did, catching two touchdown passes in
a 31-13 victory.
Rison caught 12 passes-for 123
yards, and Jeff George was 29-of-38
for 287 yards and three TDs.
Chiefs 24, 49ers 17
InJoe Montana's firstgame against
the team he took to four Super Bowl
victories, Montana threw two touch-
downs passes to lead the Kansas City
Chiefs over the 49ers 24-17.
Montana, 19 of 31 for 203 yards,
got a big boost from Derrick Thomas
and the defense. Thomas had three
sacks, one of them for a safety, against
a banged up San Francisco line.
David Whitmore got in the act, too,
making a touchdown-saving tackle of
Steve Youngwith under six minutes to
go and forcing San Francisco (1-1) to
kick a field goal.
But overall, it was Montana's vic-
tory as the Chiefs moved to 2-0. He had
a 1-yard TD pass to Joe Valerio and an
8-yarder to Keith Cash.
Steelers 17, Browns 10
Darren Perry had three of
Pittsburgh's four interceptions and the
Steelers overcame a horrible start to
win at Cleveland for the first time in the
1990s, beating the Browns 17-10.
Vinny Testaverde was intercepted
on both of Cleveland's third-quarter
possessions, and Cleveland (1-1) never

recovered.
The Steelers (1-1) started miser-
ably but turned it around when Neil
O'Donnell hit wide-open Yancey
Thigpen with a 33-yard scoring pass to
close to 10-7 midway through the sec-
ond quarter.
Dolphins 24, Packers 14
Rookie Irving Spikes has already
made a career out of beating the Green
Bay Packers.
Spikes set up two first-half touch-
downs that triggered the Dolphins' 24-
14 victory over the Packers (1-1).
After punting on their first posses-
sion, the Dolphins (2-0) scored on their
next four drives, including a pair of
touchdown passes by Dan Marino, in
boosting their regular season record
against the Packers to 8-0.
Buccaneers 24, Colts 10
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who
have had trouble scoring from short
range, went long distance on the India-
napolis Colts.
Craig Erickson threw for313 yards,
including scoring passes of 50 yards to
Charles Wilson and 48 yards to Jackie
Harris, as the Bucs weathered another
big day for Marshall Faulk to beat the
Colts 24-10.
Faulk was impressive against the
Bucs (1-1), running for 104 yards on
18 carries and catching seven passes
for 82 yards.
The Tampa Bay defense kept him
out of the end zone, though, holding
the Colts (1-1) to Dean Biasucci's 26-
yard field goal and an 8-yard touch-
down run by Roosevelt Potts.
Chargers 27, Bengals 10
Stan Humphries threw for 299 yards
and two touchdowns, Natrone Means
ran for 107 yards and a TD, and San
Diego's defense forced three turnovers
deep in its own territory as the Charg-
ers won their home opener 27-10 over
the Bengals.
The Chargers are 2-0 for the first
time since 1981. Cincinnati fell to 0-2.
Jets 25, Broncos 22, OT
Nick Lowery kicked a 39-yard field

goal 3:57 into the extra session after
Boomer Esiason guided the Jets 45
yards with the overtime kickoff. Art
Monk made the key play on the drive
with a 24-yard reception.
Rob Moore was the hero of the
fourth quarter, putting New York ahead
22-19. He caught a 35-yard touchdown
pass and a two-point conversion pass
from Esiason with 4:15 to go. Last
week in their opening win at Buffalo,
Moore caught five passes for 83 yards.
This time, he had nine catches for 147
yards.
Redskins 38, Saints 24
Brian Mitchell scored on a 74-yard
punt return and set up another touch-
down with an 86-yard kickoff return,
and John Friesz threw four touchdown
passes in the Washington Redskins'
38-24 victory over the New Orleans
Saints.
Mitchell's punt return gave Wash-
ington (1-1) a 14-3 halftime lead. His
runback with the second-half kickoff
helped the Redskins to a 21-3 lead that
New Orleans (0-2) could not over-
come.
Friesz threw two touchdown passes
to Henry Ellard, one to Cedric Smith
and another to Desmond Howard.
Seahawks 38, Raiders 9

Rick Mirer threw three touchdown
passes following Los Angeles Raid-
ers' turnovers in a nine-minute span of
the second half, and the Seattle
Seahawks routed the Raiders 38-9.
The Raiders fell to 0-2 and had
their eight-game winning streak against
the Seahawks (2-0) snapped.
Mirer completed 19 of 25 passes
for 242 yards without being intercepted.
Warren rushed for a game-high 62
yards on 21 carries and caught three
passes for 51 yards.
Cowboys 20, Oilers 17
The Cowboys held off Bucky
Richardson in his first NFL start and
beat the Houston Oilers 20-17.
While Richardson had the Cow-
boys worried, Dallas still managed four
sacks and two interceptions in their
home-opener. Richardson was subbing
for Cody Carlson, who wasn't acti-
vated after sustaining a separated left
shoulder last week.
Emmitt Smith, who had 171 yards
lastweek in going for his fourth straight
NFL rushing title, had 90 yards on 27
carries on Sunday. Darren Woodson
and Charles Haley had interceptions
for the Cowboys (2-0), who beat Hous-
ton (0-2) in the regular season for the
first time since 1985.

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