The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - November 25, 1996 - 5B
£s hex over Ohio
' Player C-A Yds TD Int
Germaine 12-31 148 0 1
Aa ck 14 90(
Je. Jackson 3
S. Jackson 2
D. Jones 2
D. Miller 1
Sprint spokesperson Candace Bergen will be out of a job if Michigan wide receiver Tai Streets keeps scoring big touchdowns
like the one he had against Ohio State. Streets, caught on the phone after the touchdown on Saturday, was using MCI.
Buckeyes' poor performance
hurts Pace's Heisman shot
Player No. Yds
Stanley 3 35
Hoying 1 8
Total 4 43
By Ryan White
Daily Sports Writer
COLUMBUS - So much for that
Much had been made about Ohio
State tackle Orlando Pace's bid to
become the first lineman to ever win
the Heisman trophy. His coach, John
Cooper has said all season that Pace
should win it.
Cooper has said that if the award
truly goes to the top college football
player in the country, not just run-
ning backs, quar-
receivers, that Pace
Even Pace him- i
self had said he Notebook
thought he was
er, in the biggest
game of his season,
Pace came up way short. He was
supposed to dominate Michigan's
defensive front, and the Buckeyes
were supposed to dominate the
Instead, Ohio State rushed for just
five yards in the second half of
Saturday's 13-9 loss.
"Everyone saw what was going on
out there," said Pace when asked
about the offensive difficulties.
"Everyone saw the same game, so
there's no need for me to stand here
and tell you what happened."
He also didn't want to talk about
what most likely happened to his
"I'm not actually thinking about
the Heisman," Pace said. "The
Heisman is the absolute furthest
thing from my mind."
DISGUSTED: Ohio State fans who
have been through all of these disap-
pointing losses before had no trouble
explaining why Michigan just seems
to have their number.
"Psychologically, they can't beat
Michigan," Ohio State alum Barry
Strickland said minutes after the
Wolverines gave Ohio State its first
loss of the season Saturday.
The Buckeyes, who came into the
game with a No. 2 ranking and a 10-
0 record, now have won just two
games in the past 12 years against
But this year's 13-9 setback was
especially difficult. The Buckeyes
had already wrapped up a trip to the
Rose Bowl and were heavy favorites
over the Wolverines.
"It all comes down to who can
play under pressure," Strickland
said. "Ohio State didn't play to win."
His wife, Beth, said the loss will
likely linger when Ohio State plays
Arizona State in the Rose Bowl on
New Year's Day.
"No matter what they do from now
on, the loss to Michigan is going to
stick in their heads," she said. "I
don't think they can win the Rose
Bowl because their heads aren't in
The mood on High Street near
many of the campus bars was somber
early after the game, but a Columbus
police officer said there were reports
of unrest near campus later in the
The officer, who refused to be
identified, said people were setting
couches on fire and large crowds
were congregating in the area. He
said some arrests had been made, but
he did not know how many.
Police officials expected to send
about 350 officers to the campus
area to make sure post-game parties
didn't get out of hand.
Students and othersscelebrating
victories the past two seasons have
turned violent in the area. Police
officers have been pelted with beer
bottles, couches have been set afire
and cars have been turned over.
But there have been few problems
since university leaders visited stu-
dents before the Buckeyes defeated
Penn State in October.
Some fans at tailgate parties after
the game near the stadium decided to
drown their sorrows with alcohol.
"Forget about High Street, this is
where the party is happening," said
Lynn McClelland, a nurse at the
Ohio State University Medical
Michigan fans standing in the
parking lot were celebrating the vic-
tory and the fact that Ohio State
coach John Cooper has five years
remaining on his contract.
"Keep Cooper," said Michigan fan
Dan Cerimele, of Ann Arbor. "He's
Cooper got a four-year contract
extension before this season despite
criticism about his record against
He will also get another year
added to his contract because the
Buckeyes clinched a Rose Bowl
STREETS' DAY: Michigan wide
receiver Tai Streets caught the only
touchdown pass of the day, a quick
slant from Brian Greise that Streets
took 69 yards for a score after the
Buckeye covering him fell to the
Streets was then mobbed by his
teammates in the end zone before he
bolted to the sidelines.
NOTABLES: Michigan has not
allowed a first-quarter touchdown all
season ... Jerame Tuman, Streets,
Russell Shaw and Clarence Williams
have caught passes in every game
this season for Michigan ... Chris
Howard's 105 yards made him the
first back all season to rush for more
than 100 yards against the Buckeyes.
- Daily Sports Editor John Leroi
and The Associated Press con-
tributed to this report.
Sept. 21 PITTSBURG
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HOME GAMES IN CAPS
yards rushing, became the first back to run for over 100 yards against Ohio State.
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instant. That was long enough.
Streets caught the pass and raced
down the middle of the field
untouched. Remy Hamilton's extra-
p t kick cut the lead to 9-7. He later
a d a 43-yard field goal on the final
play of the third quarter to put
Michigan on top by a point. The kick
was into a strong wind and had every
Michigan fan in America on the verge
of cardiac arrest before it slipped
inside the right upright.
"After they scored, they were a dif-
fetent team," Ohio State coach John
the second half, Michigan held
0o State - averaging 466 yards a
game - to 84 yards. The Buckeyes
rushed for just five net yards on 11
Meanwhile, the Wolverines
rebounded to pick up 237 yards.
Tn-IiAa in Mi:h-a-- c-h-a lfw
native, no less - at the Michigan 15
on the game's final play.
"I'd rather not go to the Rose Bowl
and beat Ohio State than go to the
Rose Bowl and not beat Ohio State,"
That will have to satisfy the
Wolverines. They have a 9-2-1 record
in the past 12 meetings with their
rivals, including saddling Ohio State's
John Cooper with a 1-7-1 record in
the most important game on his
"They: made one big play in the
game and we didn't," Cooper said,
referring to Streets' catch and
Ohio State must now regroup to
play in its first Rose Bowl in 12 years.
Third-ranked and undefeated Arizona
State awaits the Buckeyes. But it may
be hard to put aside thoughts of yet
another loss to Michigan.
"It's sickening, it's an awful feel-
ing," Ohio State fullback Matt
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Iowa pummels Minnesota to
stay in hunt for Outback berth
At a glenc
.fey Perfo mers
For Michigan, Chris Howard rushedii
for 105 yards and became theQnly
runner to hit the century mark
against Ohio State this seasonThe
Michigan defense was Spectacular
as well, allowing only five Buckeye
rushing yards in the second half and
holding Ohio State without tou-
For Ohio State, running back Pepe
Pearson rushed for 117 yards ar
wide receiver Stanley Jackson
caught six passes for 95 yards.
With one minute gone by in the sec-
and half and Michigan down, 9-0,
:econd-string quarterbak 2Brian
Geie hit wide receiver Tai Streets
cep a quick slant when the Buckeye
cornerback defending him slipped.
Streets toak the pass 69 yards for
the game's only touchdown to bar ng
the Wolverines to within two point.
Bg Ten Standings
ream Cof. Overall:.
Ohio State 7- . 104
Northwestern 7-1 9-2
Penn State 6-2 19,2
Iowa 6-2~ 8-3
Michigan 5-3 8-3
Michigan State 5-3 6.5
Wtlsconsin 3.5 6-5
Pfurdue 2-6 4.7
WMinnesota 1-7 4-7
filhnoi s 1-7 3-8..
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota
tried to give Jim Wacker a memorable
sendoff Saturday night. All he got was
another bumbling defeat.
Retiring after a 37-year coaching
career, Wacker watched his team rally
from a 17-point deficit to tie No. 24
Iowa before collapsing in a 1:55 span of
the third quarter on the way to a 43-24
loss Saturday night.
Sedrick Shaw and Tim Dwight
scored two touchdowns apiece, and the
Hawkeyes (6-2 Big Ten, 8-3 overall),
heading to a bowl game for the 12th
time in the past 14 seasons, scored 26
straight nnints after hnwing their hio
PENN STATE 32, MICHIGAN STATE 29
Brett Conway kicked a 30-yard field
goal with 12 seconds left Saturday as
No. 7 Penn State defeated Michigan
State, 32-29, to strengthen its chances
for an alliance bowl berth.
On the previous Spartan possession,
a 33-yard field goal attempt by Chris
Gardner sailed wide left.
Penn State (6-2, 10-2) won its fourth
straight game overall, and its fourth
straight over Michigan State (5-3, 6-5).
Conway's winning kick capped a 11-
play, 67-yard drive that consumed 4:15.
Penn State's Curtis Enis carried 28
times for 165 vards and a touchdown.
1,524 yards in his first season. With one
game to go - next week at Hawaii -
he needs just 92 yards to break
Herschel Walker's freshmen record of
The win kept bowl hopes alive for
the Badgers (3-5, 6-5).
INDIANA 33, PURDUE 16
Alex Smith rushed for 164 yards and
two touchdowns and the Hoosiers
added touchdown returns on an inter-
cepted pass and a blocked punt in a 33-
16 Old Oaken Bucket victory over
Purdue on Saturday.
It was the final game both for
Mallorv. who was fired three weeks