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4 - The Michigan Daily - SP0RTSMonday - Monday, November 14, 1994

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GAME STATISTICS

Darkins adds to long list
of tough backs facing 'D'

PASSING
Player C-A
Collins 15-27
J.Carr 1-2
Totals 16-29

Yds
352
2
354

TD lnt
3 1
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3 1

RUSHING
Player Att Yds
Wheatley2190
Davis 12 83
Floyd 2 59
Howard 2 5
B'butuka 3 4
Foster 1 1

Avg
4.3
6.9
29.5
2.5
1.3
1.0

LgTD
20 1
130
54 0
40
20
10
00
10
541

By MICHAEL ROSENBERG
Daily Football Writer
Somewhere, in some past life,
Michigan defensive linemen Jason
Horn, Tony Henderson and Trent
Zenkewicz must have done some-
thing really, really bad.
How else to explain the slew of
great running backs the trio has had to
face this year?
The Wolverines had faced no less
than seven of the nation's finest run-
ners in their first nine games.
Notre Dame's Lee Becton,
Colorado's Rashaan Salaam, Michi-
gan State's Duane Goulbourne, Penn
State's Ki-Jana Carter, Illinois' Ty

Hayes
Collins

1(-)10(-)10
4(-)25(-)6.3

Totals 46 207 4.5

Douthard,Wisconsin's BrentMoss and
Terrell Fletcher-the Michigan sched-
ule has read like a Who's Who of
America's Backfields.
Saturday was no exception.
Minnesota's Chris Darkins ran for
93 yards against the Wolverines. That
propelled the junior tailback past
'Wheatley's a great
back. I wouldn't
compare myself to him
because I realize my
shortcomings.'
Chris Darkins
Minnesota tailback
Darrell Thompson into first place on
the Golden Gophers' all-time single-
season rushing yardage chart. With
one game left, Darkins has 1,255 yards.
"It's great that he got the record,"
Minnesota quarterback Tim Schade
said. "Great for him. Great for the
whole offense. Our offensive line re-
ally does a lot of the work out there, and
Chris is a great runner."
In addition to his rushing yardage,
Darkins caught 5 passes for 110 yards.
"I think what really helped us is
our balanced attack," Schade said.
Indeed, offense was not a problem
for Minnesota. The Golden Gophers

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RECEIVING

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Player No.
Toomer 6:
Hayes 3
Wheatley 2
Richards 2
Foster 1
R'mersmal
W.Smith 1

Yds
147
80
70
39
9
7
2

Avg LgTD
24.5 38 2
26.7 43 0
35.5 57 1
19.5 33 0
9.0 90
7.0 70
2.0 20
22.1573

MOLLY STEVENSiD
yards against the Minnesota Golden

Michigan tailback Tyrone Wheatley carried the ball 21 yards for a total of 90,
Gophers Saturday.

ran up 490 yards on Michigan, largely
because of Darkins.
"I can't complain about (490)
yards," Minnesota coach Jim Wacker
said. "I can't complain about all those
cotton-pickin' points."
While Darkins didn't mention
harvesting any crops, he did ex-
press disappointment in the game's
outcome. Despite Darkins' efforts,
the Gophers lost, 38-22. That tem-

pered his enthusiasm over setting
the school record.
"After we lost ... I don't feel any-
thing right now," Darkins said.
Darkins was also in no mood to
compare himself to any other running
back in the country, especially
Michigan's Tyrone Wheatley.
"Wheatley's a great back,"
Darkins said. "I wouldn't compare
myself to him because I realize my

shortcomings.
Schade, perhaps a better observe.
of the two, elaborated on the compari-
son.
"I think they're two different styles
of backs," Schade said. "Wheatley is
more of a power runner and Chris is
more of a slasher."
Power runners and slashers. Michi-
gan has seen more than its share of
both this season.

Totals 16 354,

PUNTING
layer No.
Baker 2

Darkins

Yds
81

Avg
40.5

Lg
43
43

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Totals 2 81 40.5

Penn State survives scare from

ROUNDUP

KICKOFF RETURNS
Player No.Yds Avg Lg TD

GAMlE9 PUYED Nov..2,1994 l i;Iowa beats up on Wildcats

Hayes
Totals

3
3

61
61.

20.3 24
20.3 24

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Toomer
DEFENSE

Associated Press
Penn State's national title hopes
and Rose Bowl bid were in serious
jeopardy Saturday until the Nittany
Lions' offense and defense came
through when it counted against Illi-
nois.
Brian Milne scored on a 2-yard
run with 57 seconds left and Kim
Herring made a game-saving inter-
ception on the final play, capping a
stirring comeback that gave second-
ranked Penn State a 35-31 victory
over Illinois (6-4, 4-3).
Penn State (9-0, 6-0) earned its
first Big Ten championship, clinched
its first Rose Bowl appearance since
1923 and extended its winning streak
to 14 games.
Trailing 21-0 after the first quarter
and 31-21 midway through the fourth
period, Penn State rallied for its big-
gest comeback victory since Joe
Paterno became head coach in 1966.
Illinois (6-4, 4-3) took a 31-21
lead on Chris Richardson's 27-yard
field goal in the third quarter before a
sellout crowd of 72,364 at Memorial
Stadium.
But Penn State pulled to 31-28 on
Milne's 5-yard touchdown run with
7:59 left in the game, then forced
Illinois to punt and went 96 yards in
14 plays for the go-ahead touchdown.
Iowa 49, Northwestern 13
Matt Sherman threw three touch-
down passes in his first collegiate
start Saturday and Sedrick Shaw ran
for 114 yards and a score as Iowa
continued its mastery over Northwest-
ern with a 49-13 win.

The Hawkeyes (4-5-1 overall, 2-
4-1 Big Ten) took advantage of
Northwestern's mistakes while dis-
playing their best passing attack of
the year. Iowa's previous best was
272 yards against Penn State, but
Sherman completed 19 of 24 passes
for 331 yards with scoring strikes of
38, 2 and 51 yards as the Hawkeyes
whipped Northwestern (3-6-1, 2-5)
for the 21st straight year.
The Wildcats gave away the ball
on three interceptions and two
fumbles. The 21-game losing streak
is the Wildcats' longest against a Big
Ten team.
Sherman, who came into the year
as the No. 2 quarterback, recovered
from the bone he broke in his foot in
the fourth week of the season and
started against the Wildcats because
of injuries to Iowa's four other quar-
terbacks.
Ohio St. 32, Indiana 17
Ohio State's Eddie George rushed
for two touchdowns and Joey Gallo-
way scored on a 93-yard kickoff re-
turn Saturday, starting the Buckeyes
to a 32-17 victory over Indiana.
Ohio State (8-3, 5-2 Big Ten)
hadn't scored a first-half touchdown
away from home all season. But that
streak ended on Galloway's long
return midway through the first quar-
ter.
George, who finished with 118
yards, also scored on short runs in the
first and second quarters as Ohio State
took a 19-17 lead at halftime. Then
the Buckeyes added two touchdowns
in the final period on passes by Bobby

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Irons
Thompson
Hankins
Johnson
Winters
W.Carr
Horn
Law
Hamilton
Steele
Dyson
..Huff
King
Anderson
Bolach
Charles
Howard
Powers
Pryce
A.Williams
Zenkewicz
Blackwell
Howell

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6
6
6
6
5
5
3
2
2
2
2
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1
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Tot
12
7
7
6
6
5
4
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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TD
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MOLLY STEVENS/Daily
Penn State safety Kim Herring (3) rejoices after intercepting an Illinois pass in the endzone while teammates Brian
Miller (34) and Marlon Forbes (46) look on. The Nittany Lions clinched the Big Ten title with their 35-31 victory.

Hoying of 2 yards to Rickey Dudley
and 20 yards to Chris Sanders.
Indiana (5-5, 2-5) lost its fourth
straight game, its longest losing streak
in nine years. Tailback Alex Smith's
98 yards gave him 1,230 for the sea-
son, 10 yards short of the Big Ten
freshman record set by Minnesota's
Darrell Thompson in 1986.

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Penn State 6
Ohio State 5
MIchigan 5
Illinois 4
Michigan State 4
Wisconsin 3
Purdue 2
Iowa 2
Indiana 2
Northwestern 2
Minnesota 1

CONFERENCE
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4
5
5
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Wisconsin 38, Cincinnati 7
Senior tailback Terrell Fletcher
ran for 165 yards and scored twice
Saturday as the Wisconsin Badgers
manhandled Cincinnati 38-7 three
days after losing their best player be-
cause of a drug arrest.
Quarterback Darrell Bevell threw
three touchdown passes and became
the top career passer in Wisconsin
history. He has 5,039 career passing
yards, surpassing school leader Randy
Wright's 5,003 yards.
The victory over Cincinnati (1-8-
1) kept postseason bowl hopes alive
for the Badgers (5-4-1) who play Illi-
nois next weekend.
The Badgers played without co-
captain Brent Moss, a senior tailback
who was suspended from the squad
Thursday following arrest on a co-
caine possession charge.
Fletcher, who carried 21 times,
set up two scores in the first quarter
when he rushed for 72 yards on 12
carries.
He now has 1,043 yards this year.

KRISTEN SCHAEFER/Dai:
Mercury Hayes runs downfield in
yesterday's win over Minnesota. He
had 80 receiving yards.

INTERCEPTIONS
Player No. Yds
Hankins 1 0
I aw I l-I

Collins's passing record
Michigan senior quarterback Todd Collins shattered the

Wheatley's scoring mark
Michigan senior tailback Tyrone Wheatlev broke former

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