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Men's Soccer
vs. Spring Arbor
Today, 6 p.m.
Mitchell Field

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Women's Soccer
vs. Detroit Mercy
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
Elbel Field

Wolverines look to bolster ground attack
Moeller wants better production from offensive linemen and running backs

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By RACHEL BACHMAN
Daily Football Writer
Gary Moeller's teamjust beat tele-
vision powerhouse Notre Dame. His
No. 4 Wolverines'sport a 2-0 mark.
None of his players have new injuries
and he has the weekend off. The eu-
,phoria from Michigan's 26-24 vic-
tory over the then-No.3 Irish is just
now starting to fade.
What could be better?
The Wolverines' blocking.
{ Yesterday in his weekly press con-
ference at Weber's Inn, Moeller told
;reporters he was pleased with his
team's overall
performance, but
said the offen-
sive line has
much room for
improvement.
"We've got
to block people,
andwejustaren't
doing it,"
Davis -Moeller said.
Di "We're going to
be a better running team and we've
got to be that."
SeniorEd Davis, Michigan's start-
,ng tailback in place of Tyrone
:Wheatley for the first two games,
rushed for just nine yards on seven
carries against the Fighting Irish.
Moeller replaced Davis with
sophomore tailback Tshimanga

Biakabutuka who racked up 100 yards
on 25 carries, including a ten-yard run
for a touchdown.
"Rushing the football is still the
name of the game," Moeller said. "If
you can't rush ... you're going to have
a long afternoon."
Davis had his second consecutive
sub-50 yard game. He is averaging
less than two yards per carry, prompt-
ing questions about his position in the
starting lineup.
Moeller didn't say which running
back would start against Colorado
Sept. 24, but he did stress Davis'
value to the team.
"You're always going to need three
tailbacks," Moeller said. "When
you've got good people that work
hard, they're going to protect you.
(Davis) hangs in there well.
"I'm not just giving him some-
thing ... just to be a nice guy."
In addition to opening better holes
for the tailbacks, Moeller realizes the
offensive line must improve its pass
protection as well.
"Todd Collins played it as well as
you can play it," Moeller said. "He
got hit several times. The last drive,
he was good. He was really good."
Moeller added that except for the time
Collins ran out of bounds on a
scramble, "on every one of those
passes, he got hit just as he was deliv-
ering the ball."

When asked if he was going to
change his offensive schemes to try to
improve the blocking, Moeller re-
plied, "This isn't a scheme thing. This
is a get-your-nose-dirty-and-get-out-
there (thing)."
The line might need some senior
leadership, something it's been short
on because of the absence of veteran
guard Joe Marinaro.
Marinaro, still recovering from a
spring knee injury, is questionable for
Colorado. He is more likely to start
'We're going to be a
better running team
and we've got to be
that.'
- Gary Moeller
Michigan coach
against Iowa.
"He put his pads on last week, I
think just to see if they were going to
fit," Moeller said. "He's so excited
(to come back)."
Several other Wolverines are on the
mend. Senior linebacker Matt Dyson
underwent surgery last week to repair a
broken foot. He is expected to start
running within the next 14 days.
Doctors operated on senior wide
receiver Walter Smith yesterday to

repair a torn anterior cruciate liga-
ment. Moeller said the injury "wasn't
quite as bad a they thought it was."
Senior tailback Tyrone Wheatley,
nursing a separated shoulder, was run-
ning and making catches last week.
The shoulder has healed but is still
tender. Moeller planned to keep
Wheatley, a preseason Heisman Tro-
phy candidate, out of full contact prac-
tice for the time being.
When Wheatley rushes for over
100 yards the Wolverines are 13-1-1.
"(Having a 100-yard rusher)
along with the turnover difference
will be the two things that'll indi-
cate more than any other statistic
who's going to win the game,"
Moeller said.
Michigan had one turnover during
Saturday's game. Compare that with
Notre Dame, which had three turn-
overs, all fumbles. More unusual was
the fact that two of them came from
tailback Lee Becton, who had just one
career fumble in three years .
Moeller gave his players yester-
day off to "settle in with academics"
before they begin preparation for the
Buffaloes. The vacation might have
been a reward for a momentous vic-
tory, too.
"I'm obviously very pleased with
what happened on Saturday. Some-
how, you win, and that's the most
important thing."

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Tshimanga Biakabutuka scampered for 100 yards against Notre Dame
Saturday, despite averaging only 4 yards per carry.

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