The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 29, 1994 - 9
Penn State keeps in
national title chase
By SHALIN PATEL
For the Daily
No Big Ten team has won the
mythical national championship since
1968, which is a pretty long drought
for a conference that is supposedly
one of the nation's best. The Big Ten
thought this over when it invited Penn
State to join.
The move added prestige to the
league, but it did nothing to help a Big
Ten team finish in the No. 1 spot.
"It might be tougher to get close to
a national championship this year,
tougher than it was last year," Penn
State coach Joe Paterno said.
Instead the presence of the Nittany
Lions has helped injure fellow con-
So far this season, Penn State is
the only undefeated Big Ten team.
It's ranked fourth in the nation, and
with a fairly easy schedule the rest of
the season (they avoid Wisconsin
again this year), there is a still a great
0opportunity for the Nittany Lions.
They currently have the nation's sec-
ond longest winning streak at nine.
They battle Temple this week in
Philadelphia. Here's a preview of that
game and the four other Big Ten games
Penn State (2-0 Big Ten, 4-0
overall) at Temple (2-1)
Penn State's offense bowled over
Rutgers last weekend, as Ki-JanaCarter
scored three touchdowns. The Nittany
Lions have now outscored their oppo-
nents by a combined 210-65.
Temple has already won more
games this season than it did all last
year. They won't win another one the
rest of the year.
Penn State has a bye week after
this, it will be 5-0 coming into Ann
Arbor. This will be a tune-up game
for them, unless basketball coach John
Chaney appears and starts to threaten
Penn State 64, Temple 14.
Purdue (0-0,2-1) at Illinois (0-0,
Even though it had last week off,
No. 25 Illinois moved back into the
polls. Its much ballyhooed defense
has lived up to expectations, allowing
only a total of 20 points through three
Purdue was undefeated until los-
ing at Notre Dame last week. The
Boilermakers will be lucky to win
one more game this year.
The Illinois defense feasts on the
Illinois 24, Purdue 3.
Ohio State (0-0, 3-1) at North-
western (0-0, 1-1-1)
Northwestern is undefeated in their
last two games. Can you believe that?
Ohio State hasn't been mentioned
much in the race for the top spot in the
Big Ten, but it could be a major con-
tender. Coach John Cooper will be
hoping for more job security all sea-
son. He could get it easily if they
played Northwestern every weekend.
Ohio State 36, Northwestern 14.
Minnesota (0-1, 2-2) at Indiana
After starting the year off with a
surprising three straight victories, Indi-
ana was bombed last week by Wiscon-
sin, 62-13. The Badgers scored on their
first seven possessions while the Hoo-
siers couldn't get a first down their first
But can the Golden Gophers score
touchdowns? They were the best pass-
ing team in the conference last year. But
they still have no defense.
Indiana 30, Minnesota 15.
Wisconsin (1-0, 2-1) at Michi-
gan State (0-0, 1-2)
It's been 28 years since a team other
than Michigan or Ohio State has won
back-to-back titles. Wisconsin has the
chance to break that streak this year
when they'll attempt to defend their
Rose Bowl crown.
The Badgers played well last week
after being crushed at Colorado, and
Michigan State finally notched their
first win of the year against Miami of
Spartan quarterback Tony Banks
has not been consistent this year, but
wide receiver Mill Coleman is one of
the league's best.
Wisconsin will run and run in Lan-
sing all day. Bring NoDoz and Jolt if
you want to watch the game.
Wisconsin 24, Michigan State 14.
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Men harriers look for
rocky mountain high
By EUGENE BOWEN
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan men's cross country
team travels to the University of Colo-
rado to compete in the Rocky Moun-
tain Shootout in Boulder Saturday
and, continuing on its quest toward
the top spot at the Big Ten Champion-
ships. The event this weekend will be
the 8,000 meters.
"This is one of the most important
meets of the season," seniorcaptain Ian
Forsyth said. "Even though it's early,
some of the top teams will be there."
However, the Wolverines' biggest
concern is the meet's distance above
"It's going to be really tough be-
cause we're going to be in altitude,"
sophomore Kevin Sullivan said. "We're
in really good shape though. We have
a good chance of winning."
This will be the first meet for
Sullivan,is junior Scott MacDonald
andjuniorTheo Molla. The trio missed
the squad's first meet of the season,
the Eastern Michigan Invitational, and
their presence this weekend should
bolster the Wolverines' lineup.
It's going to be really
tough because we're
going to be In altitude.'
- Kevin Sullivan
The Colorado Invitational,besides
providing good competition for the
Michigan team, provides an opportu-
nity for the team to assess its condi-
Sophomore Jeff Beuche feels the
meet will be "a good opportunity for
everybody to prove themselves at a big
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