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10 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, November 10, 1994

Continued from page 8
said he isn't thinking about it.
"I think more about getting a job
at Dain Bosworth after this is all
over with than about playing in the
NFL," he said. "Because that's real-
istic. (Playing in the NFL) is a dream
for a lot of people, and it's a dream
for me. But nobody says it has to
come true. I could break my leg
falling down the steps in a couple of
Darkins said his main focus is
always the upcoming game.
"I take losses very hard," Darkins
said. "When we lose I even cry some-
times. But the main thing is bouncing
back the next week and believing you
can win."
Darkins' desire to win his first
game as a Gopher even brought him
to tears at halftime of the Illinois
game his freshman year.
"I started throwing chairs in the
locker room and yelling 'There's no
way we're going to lose this. There's
no way we're going to lose,"'he said.
"And then I caught a touchdown pass
(for his first score as a Gopher) and
we won the game."
This helps explain why next year
Darkins could become the first Go-
pher football player voted captain in

two different seasons since Earl
Corrent in 1905-1906.
"Age isn't really a factor when it
comes to being a leader on the team,"
senior guard Rick Thorne said. "Chris
is a guy with a lot of heart."
And a lot of talent.
Darkins led the Gophers in rush-
ing last year with 610yards. This year
he has rushed for 1,162 yards on 225
attempts. He has also run for eight
"I set a goal where we could be 7-
4, and that's rock-bottom," he said.
"Hopefully everybody else will think
the same way I do, and we can go past
Darkins said a Big Ten champi-
onship would be nice. That isn't
saying the team is not capable of
bigger achievements before he
"Things that happen have to be
relative," he said. "We could be Big
Ten champs and we could be national
champs, but it still doesn't mean
you've reached the top if you fall
back down the next year."
Darkins said he hopes that before
he leaves, the Gophers build the foun-
dation for a long-standing tradition.
"And people can say this tradition
started back when coach Wacker got
here," Darkins said with a smile. "And
by the way, when coach Wacker just
got here, Chris came with him."

Continued from page 8
back Bobby Hoying and split end
Joey Galloway. Galloway, a
possible Heisman candidate in the
preseason, hasn't put up tremen-
dous numbers: 28 receptions for
408 yards. However, this duo is still
a threat, especially to the Hoosiers'
eighth-ranked pass defense in the
While the Buckeyes can run or
pass effectively, the Hoosiers must
rely on the run, because they rank last
in passing in the conference. Indiana's
running game is formidable, mainly
because of its freshman sensation,
Alex Smith. Smith has rushed for
1,132 yards on 212 carries.
Whoever's defense shuts down the
run will win this game. Since Ohio
State is second in the conference in
rush defense and Indiana is seventh,
the Buckeyes have the upper hand.
Ohio State 30, Indiana 14.
Purdue (2-2-2, 4-3-2) at Michi-
gan State (3-3, 4-5).
Michigan State has had a busy week
with the announcement that Coach
George Perles will leave at the end of
the season. Now that Perles is winding
up his tenure, let's see if the Spartans
put in an extra effort in their remaining
games to try to salvage the season.

Will the Spartans' emotion alone
be enough to overtake Purdue at East
Lansing? If the State defense plays a
inspirational game and slows standout
Boilermaker fullback Mike Alstott,
the Spartans should prevail.
Michigan State 17, Purdue 14.
Northwestern (2-4, 3-5-1) at
Iowa (1-4-1, 3-5-1)
Neither teams has any chance of
getting a bowl bid. So what's at stake?
Not much, except to see who will
finish in the cellar of the conference.
The two standouts for the Wild*
cats and the Hawkeyes are running
back Dennis Lundy (237 attempts,
1076 yards,) and defensive guard
Parker Wildeman (third in the confer-
ence with eight sacks).
Neither team can pass effectively,
so this game should be very low scor-
ing. Turnovers should decide the fi-
nal outcome of this game. It should
come down to the wire. Northwesterr*
is looking to avenge last year's defeat
to the Hawkeyes, 23-19.
Northwestern 20, Iowa 17.
Wisconsin (3-3-1,4-4-1) vs. Cin-
cinnati (1-7-1)
1936. Yes, this was the last time
that these two teams played. I guess
Cincinnati wanted to renew the con-
tested rivalry that they had before
World War II. Why?
Wisconsin is not feeling rosy this@
year, but the Badgers sure are going
to have a lot of fun in this game.
Wisconsin 44, Cincinnati 10.
Tyson up

for release
next May
Tyson has quietly withdrawn his re-
quest for an appeal hearing on his
1992 rape conviction.
The decision means the former
heavyweight boxing champion will
serve the remaining months of hi
six-year term. He is eligible for re
lease next May.
Marion Superior Court Judge
Patricia Gifford, who presided over
the trial, had scheduled a September
hearing on a second round of appeals.
That hearing was delayed at Tyson's
request until Nov. 14.
Butin amotion granted last month,
Tyson asked that the hearing be can-
celled, court officials said.
Tyson was convicted of attacking .
beauty pageant contestant Desiree
Washington of Rhode Island, who
said the boxer lured her to his hotel
room and raped her. Tyson said the
sex was consensual.
The Indiana Court of Appeals up-
held the conviction in Augustof 1993.
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