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The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, October 10. 1994 - 5

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FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK
Collins now fourth on
school's career passing list
By MICHAEL ROSENBERG
Daily Football Writer
In Todd Collins' first-ever start for Michigan, subbing for an injured Elvis
Grbac against Oklahoma State in 1992, he set the school record for comple-
tions in a game with 29. The quarterback has been moving up in the Wolverine
record books ever since.
With 211 yards passing Saturday, Collins slipped past Rick Leach in
career passing yardage. Collins is now fourth on the Wolverine career list.
Collins' immediate predecessor, Elvis Grbac, is Michigan's career leader
with 6460 career passing yards. Jim Harbaugh is second with 5449. Collins
should catch Harbaugh by the end of the year, but Grbac will be a reach.
'Collins completed 16 of 23 passes against the Spartans. A year ago, Collins
9npleted one more pass against Michigan State for one more yard. But he
threw 33 passes in that 17-7 loss.
THE THRILL WAS GONE: Michigan State flanker Mill "The Thrill" Coleman
has played quarterback, running back and wide receiver at various times in his
Spartan career. He has also been a punt returner.
Maybe Michigan State coach George Perles should have switched Coleman
to another position Saturday.
The senior did not gain a single yard against the Wolverines. He did not
have a one reception or even a carry.
"He's just another weapon you've got to take away from them," Michigan
ch Gary Moeller said of Coleman.
BLOWING HORN'S HORN: Senior defensive lineman Jason Horn played
probably his best collegiate game this weekend. He had six tackles, including
two sacks, each for a 10-yard loss. Horn also recovered a fumble.
In fact, the entire defensive line played outstanding. Horn, Trent Zenkewicz
and Tony Henderson combined for 15 tackles. Zenkewicz also had a sack and
caused the fumble Horn recovered.

GAME STATISTICS

PASSING
Player C-A
Banks 16-23
Totals 16-23

Yds
269
269

TD
2
2

Int
0
0

RUSHING
Player At
Goulbourne 1
S. Greene
Renaud
Patrick
Banks
Totals 2
RECEIVING
Player No
Carter
S. Greene

tt Yds
6 62
2 5
2 2
2 2
7 (-)54(
9 17

Avg
3.9
2.5
1.0
1.0
-)7.7
0.5

ig
16
3
4
2
5
16

Mason
Keur
Goulbourne
Totals
PUNTING
Player 1
Salani
Totals

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D. Yds
6 145
7 84
1 29
19
1 2
6269

Avg Lg
24.261
12.0 25
29.0x29
9.09
2.0 2
16.861

No. Yds AvgLg
4 165 41.352
416541.352

DOUGLAS KANTER/Daity

Defensive back Jason Horn sacks Michigan State's Tony Banks for a ten-yard loss. Horn recorded six tackles,
including two sacks, and recovered a fumble for the Wolverines.

PUNT RETURNS
No. Yds Avg Lg
Totals 0 0 0.0 0

41STATE
Continued from page 1
of their better ones."
fiCY rjz v f rSpartan quarterback Tony Banks
felt most of the wrath of the Michi-
gan defense. Because he was forced
to scramble so often, Banks' rush-
ing total came out to -54 yards.
"I might have shown today why
I was playing junior college last
year," Banks said. "When I'm on
my back I pretty much figure some-
thing went wrong."
hsBanks spent much of his time on
his back as the Wolverines' defense
sacked him five times, including
two by defensive lineman Jason
Horn, who recovered a fumble at
the end of the third quarter that
helped set up a Michigan scoring
drive.
Eight plays after the turnover,
Remy Hamilton put the Wolverines
up, 40-13, with his fourth field goal
of the day - a 21-yard success.
Collins spent little time on his
back as Michigan's offensive line
held the Spartan defensive line at
bay. Collins had enough time to
complete 16-of-23 for 211 yards.
Forty-seven of those yards came
on a drive late in the second quarter.
With 1:56 remaining in the first
half, Michigan began at its own 23-
yard line, ahead 13-6. As he did
- h{against Notre Dame, Collins led the
Wolverines to a score despite hav-
ing no time outs to use.
Following Wheatley's 25-yard
scamper through the middle of the
Spartans' defense, Collins hit Mer-
cury Hayes on a crossing route for
14 yards. He then connected on his
DOUGLAS KANTER/Daily next three passes, including a 21-

'I might have shown
today why I was
playing junior college
last year. When I'm on
my back I pretty much
figure something went
wrong.'
- Tony Banks
Michigan State
quarterback
yarder to Amani Toomer which set up
a first-and-goal from the Michigan
State two.
Wheatley busted around right end
for his second touchdown of the day
two plays later, and with Remy
Hamilton's extra point, the Wolver-
ines owned a 20-6 halftime lead.
"We go in 20-6 instead of 13-6, it
gives us a cushion, a little more con-
fidence going in," said Collins.
The Wolverines continued to hold
the Spartans' offense under wraps
until the 3:32 mark of the third quarter
when Banks victimized a blitzing
Michigan defense by hitting fullback
Scott Greene with a short pass. Greene
rumbled 18 yards, untouched, into the
end zone.
However, Michigan answered
1:51 later. After nearly being tackled
in the backfield, Biakabutuka sprinted
27 yards for a touchdown.
Biakabutuka nearly lost yardage on
the play but managed to escape a
Michigan State defender in the
backfield. He sprinted to the outside
for the score, but not before leaving
defensive back Luke Bencie in the
dust with a fake at the 20-yard line.
FORREST
Continued from page 2.
yards as the Spartans scored their
first touchdown just 1:16 after
Wheatley's romp.
Soft.
"You're always concerned when a
team scores 20 points on you, no
matter who's in there - first team,
second, third, guys from the stands,"
outside linebacker Matt Dyson said.
"You don't want a team to go down
the field and score on you."
But on the Spartans' last full
possession before the gun sounded,
they did just that, again using the
big play to burn the Wolverines.
Banks hit Carter for a 30-yard strike
on fourth-and-seven. The Spartans
then went in for another touchdown
to close the scoring.
"The weakest part of this team,"
Michigan coach Gary Moeller said,

KICKOFF RETURNS
Player No. Yds Avg
Mason 7 156 22.3
Wright 1 9 9.0
Totals 8165 20.6

Lg
39
9
39

Banks

Safety Earnest Sanders brings down Michigan State's Derrick Mason.

DEFENSE
Player
Callendar
Martin
Hammonds
Smith
Bencie
Reese
Christensen
Person
Manson
Allen
Shurelds
A. Jackson
Garnet
Hayes
Hardy
Echols
Anderson
Henry
Muhammad

Tac
6
8
6
5
4
4
2
5
5
4
4
3
3
2
2
2
1
1

Ast
6
2
0
1
2
2
4
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0

Tot
12
10
6
6
6
6
6
5
5
4
4
'4
4
2
2
2
1
1

TEAM STATISTICS
MICH MSU

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