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The Anatomy of a Bomb

GAME STATISTICS

"There was this angel there that put
in Michael's hands," Fauria said.
"God was with us the whole time,"
tewart said.
Whether or not the Lord or one of
is minions aided the Buffaloes on

In the final play,
Colorado
quarterback Kordell
Stewart launched
what will go down
as a 64--yard
touchdown pass
to Michael
Westbrook. But
he threw the ball
more than 70
yards.

PASSING
Player C-A Yds'
Collins 17-24 258
Tot. 17-24 258

TD
1
1

nt
0
0

RUSHING

70 yards Is...
li 2.23 basketball courts.
Approximately the height of a 26-story building, or Burton Tower, which is 212 feet high.
The Play was...
2 21.7 percent of Stewart's passing yards.M
if One-eighth, or 12.5 percent, of the Buffaloes' total offense for the day.
JONATHAN BERNDT/Daily
FOOTALLOTEOOKrecord in return

Player
Biak'tuka
Wheatley
Hayes
Toomer
Foster
Collins
Totals

Ait Yds Avg Lg
19 81 4.3 15
17 50 2.9 12
1 1414.0 14
1 1313.0 13
1 1 1.0 1
2 (-)2(-)1.0 1
41157 3.8 15

By CHAD A. SAFRAN
Daily Football Writer
Tyrone Wheatley made his return to the Michigan lineup
yesterday and made history.
The Wolverines had the ball on the Colorado five-yard
line after Wheatley rushed off right for six yards. On second
and four, Michigan quarterback Todd Collins handed the
ball to the senior tailback, who promptly ran behind left tackle
Jon Runyan and into the end zone.
The score put Michigan ahead, 17-14, at 10:43 of the third
quarter. It also put Wheatley into the Wolverines' record
books. The touchdown, his 41st, broke the all-time career
touchdown mark of 40 set by Anthony Carter.
"To be honest, I had forgotten all about it," Wheatley said.
"When they announced it over the PA, I was happy, mainly
because I had family in the stands, and I was more happy for
people like my mother and my grandmother than myself."
Wheatley gained 50 yards on 17 carries in his first game
since separating his shoulder in late August. His entrance
into the game at 2:08 of the first quarter caused a roar from
the crowd and Wheatley responded on his first carry -
running around the left end for 12 yards and a first down.
"It was just a good feeling to be back out there again,"
Wheatley said. "I felt great. I wasn't timid. My teammates
just had me pumped up and ready to come back. It was just
like the first game of the season."
Wheatley rushed for almost half his day's total on that
drive, gaining 21 yards and helping Michigan set up a field
goal try for Remy Hamilton.
Colorado defensive lineman Darius Holland sensed
the extra energy Wheatley provided for the Wolverines.
"He gave them a spark," Holland said. "(The offensive
line's) eyes got big. Their faces lit up. They were trying to
bring the whole house with him. That guy's just incredible."
ANOTHER BROKEN RECORD: Lost in his final-second hero-
ics was the fact Colorado quarterback Kordell Stewart broke
his school's all-time total offense record, previously held by
Darian Hagan. Stewart needed 156 yards entering the game
and shattered the mark with 379 total yards Saturday. The
senior quarterback threw for 294 yards while rushing for an
additional 85.
WHISTLE HAPPY: Saturday's game stretched for almost
four hours and the officials could take credit for that. The
Wolverines and Buffaloes combined for 19 penalties, result-
ing in 170 yards. Colorado incurred most of the negative
yardage by losing 102 yards due to infractions.
"It was like 11 against 15," Colorado wide receiver

MOLLY STEVENS/Daily
Kordell Stewart broke Colorado's career total yardage
mark with 378 yards of total offense against Michigan.
Michael Westbrook said.
One penalty damaged Michigan's chance more than any
other. Late in the fourth quarter and needing just two yards
for a first down that would have just about clinched a
victory, the Wolverines jumped offside - a five-yard
penalty. Instead of third-and-two, Michigan had third-
and-seven.
Tshimanga Biakabutuka ran for four yards on the
subsequent third-down carry, forcing Michigan to punt
from the Colorado 38 and allowing the Buffaloes one final
chance.
STREAK BUSTER: Stewart's throw and Westbrook's sub-
sequent catch came 10 years afteranother ofcollege football s
most spectacular endings.
The day after Thanksgiving in 1984, Boston College
quarterback Doug Flutie connected with Gerard Phelan to
give the Eagles a dramatic last-second win over Miami in
the Orange Bowl - the Hurricanes' last loss to a non-
Florida team at home ... until yesterday.
Since 1990, the three Florida schools - Florida State,
Florida and Miami - posted a record of 79-0 against non-
Florida schools.
Washington did not need a Hail Mary throw Saturday,
just a 25-point third quarter to end Miami's home winning
streak at 58 games.
The Hurricanes established the NCAA record for con-
secutive home victories earlier this season when they de-
feated Georgia Southern.

Collins

RECEIVING
Player No.
Toomer 2
Hayes 3
R'mersma 2
Biak'tuka 2
Foster 3
S. Smith 2
Cooper 1
Wheatley 2
Totals 17

Yds
79,
62,
40
25.
23
12
10
7
258:

Avg Lg
39.5 65
20.7 23
20.024
12.523
7.7 10
6.0 8
10.010
3.510
15.165

PUNTING
Player
Baker
Totals

No.
6;
6

Yds Avg Lg
215 35.8 47
21535.847

PUNT RETURNS
Player No. Yds Avg Lg
Toomer 2 (-)5(-)2.5 0
Totals 2 (-)5(-)2.5 0
KICKOFF RETURNS
Player No. Yds Avg Lg

Hayes
Totals

3
3

5418.0 20
5418.0 20

DEFENSE
Player
Irons
Law
Johnson
Waldroup
Morrison
Winters
Henderson
Horn
Zenkewicz
Charles
Floyd
Pryce
Thompson
Lovell
Swett
Denson
Anderson
Noble
Sanders

Tac
11
7
7
6
5
4
3
3
3
3
2
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0

Ast
5
1
1
2
2
3
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
1

Tot
16
8
8
8
7
7
4
4
3
3
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

INTERCEPTIONS
Player No. Yds
Winters 1 0

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