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The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, September 16, 1996 - 50

GAME STATISTICS

PASSING
Player
Detmer
Totals
RUSHING
Player
Troutman
Henry
Detmer
Totals

C-A
23-39
23-39

Yds
287
287

Att
11
9
2
22

RECEIVING
Player No.
Carruth 7
Kidd 3
Savoy 3
Lepsis 3
Troutman 2
Heffner 2
Henry 1
Nunez 1
McCarty 1
Totals 23
PUNTING
Player
Mitchell

Yds
38
23
9
70
Yds
116
5O
39
24
18
13
12
9
6
287:

Avg
3.5
2.6
4.5
3.5
Avg
16.6
16.7
13
8
9
6.5
12
9
6
10.8

TD
1
1
Lg
25
11
13
25
Lg
52
25
21
18
11
9
12
9
6
52
Avg
38.2

Int
1
1
TD
0
1
0
1
TD
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
Lg
55

No. Yds
5 191

PUNT RETURNS
Player No. Yds
Nunez 3 21
KICKOFF RETURNS
Player No. Yds
Nunez 2 61
Stiggers 1 27

Avg Lg TD
7 11 0

DEFENSE
Player
Russell
Black
Olson
Merkerson
Washington

Solo
8
10
6
4
7

Avg
30.5
27
Asst
14
2
6
7
3

Lg
39
27

TD
0
0

Tot
22
12
12
11
10

COLORADO SCHEDULE
Aug. 31 at Wash. St. W 37
Sept. 7 Colorado St. W 48
Sept. 14 Michigan L 13
Sept. 28 at Texas A&M
Oct. 12 Oklahoma St.
Oct. 19 at Kansas
Oct. 26 Texas
Nov. 2 at Missouri
Nov. 9 Iowa State
Nov. 16 Kansas State
Nov. 29 at Nebraska
Dec. 7 Big 12 Championship
(at St. Louis)

-19
-34
-20

Colorado quarterback Koy Detmer is crushed by Will Carr and the Michigan defensive line Saturday. The Buffaloes' national title hopes were crushed with him.

Wolvennes pass rush harasses Detmer
Michigan defensive line improves vastly; Winters vindicated in game's final moments

By Nicholas J. Cotsonika
and Barry Sollenberger
Daily Sports Editors
*BOULDER, Colo. - Running
around Folsom Field's turf as much as
Ralphie the Buffalo, Colorado quarter-
back Koy Detmer must have felt like a
run-away steer.
Michigan's defensive line chased him
all day, lassoed him, treated him like a
piece of meat and sacked him once.
"I was just trying to get to Koy," said
David Bowens who recorded
Michigan's sack. "We knew what they
re going to do. We deserved to win
Wy."
The Wolverines sacked Illinois quar-
terback Scott Weaver three times two
weeks ago, but in that game, Weaver
rarely felt pressured.
That changed dramatically Saturday,
as the Wolverines caused Detmer to
rush several times and forced him out of
the pocket often, even though they only
brought him down once.
Detmer still threw well, completing
of 39 passes for 287 yards and a
touchdown. But he might have done
more if he'd had more time to throw.
"The defense came in an executed

today," Michigan nose tackle William
Carr said. "We just tried to go out there
and get Detmer. We knew if we could
stop the running game, they would have
to start passing more."
And stop the running game they did.
The Wolverines allowed but 70. yards
rushing on the day, limiting Colorado
star Herchell Troutman to 38 yards on
11 carries and Lendon Henry to 23
yards on nine carries.
"This defense is a special unit,"
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said. "They
are very disciplined kids. The test of a
defense is in December, but they're
right where they have to be right now."
GETTING PHYSICAL: There was a lot
of bumping and grinding going on at
Folsom Field on Saturday, and it didn't
just include Colorado's highly animated
cheerleaders.
"That was a very, very physical foot-
ball game," Lloyd Carr said.
Colorado's injury tally was extensive,
with Michigan hitting with Nebraska-
like force. Cornerback Marcus
Washington (left ankle/right shoulder),
tight end Tennyson McCarty (right
ankle), tight end Matt Lepsis (turf toe),
nose tackle Sean Jarne (quad contusion)

and wide receiver Marcus Stiggers
(shoulder) all had to leave the game.
Michigan had a lesser share of
injuries, but they concerned Carr. Wide
receiver Tyrone Butterfield was hit on
the head, and his status is unknown.
Will Carr injured his right wrist, and
center Rod Payne had ankle problems.
WINTERS VINDICATED: Lloyd Carr
had a lot of praise for Chuck Winters
after the game. Winters, who was play-
ing safety during the infamous Hail
Mary play in 1994, contributed to
Michigan's victory Saturday on defense
and special teams; he also helped bat
down the final pass.
"Chuck Winters was heavily criti-
cized for that play in 1994, and he did a
good job on that play," Carr said. "I just
want you to know that he took a lot of
criticism, and he's been outstanding"
BOWENS BLOCKING: Bowens blocked
an extra point attempt in -the second
quarter, finally cashing in on one of his
chances. Bowens has had several near-
misses already this season, and he near-
.ly blocked a punt early Saturday.
"I just try to get in the way," Bowens
said.
AN INSPIRATION: Colorado line-

backer Tyrone "Tiger" Bussey was not
on the sidelines S turday. The freshman
is at home in Detroit stricken with
leukemia. He had a second bone mar-
row transplant in July and has yet to see
game action for the Buffaloes.
"Obviously, it was an emotional
game for us," Colorado linebacker Matt
Russell said. "There were a lot of tears
(before the game). He's not doing too
well. I wish we could've gone out there
and won it for him."
While he wasn't at Folsom Field on
Saturday, he was hardly forgotten by his
teammates. Before the game, the
Buffaloes-kneeled at midfield and raised
their helmets in tribute to Bussey. Each
Buffalo has a number 56 on his helmet in
Bussey's honor. The freshman's weight
has dropped from 235 to 140 pounds in
his most recent bout with the illness.
Bussey sent a pregame video to his
teammates.
"I can't make it out there for the
-Michigan game because of health rea-
sons," he said. "But when I get healthy,
I'll be back with you. You know I'll
always be there in spirit, pushing, and
always being a Buffalo."
TRAILING THE BIG RED: The

Buffaloes are now 26-4 in their past 30
games, dating back to early in the 1994
season. Nebraska ranks first nationally
over that span at 29-1. By comparison,
Michigan is 22-8 since defeating
Minnesota late in the 1993 season.
ALWAYS IN TOP 10: Michigan is now
ranked eighth in The Associated Press
top 25. The Wolverines have now
cracked the top 10 of a major college
poll for at least one week in each of the
past 28 seasons. Throughout the streak.
Michigan has been ranked as high as
No. 1, most recently in October 1990.
The highest final ranking the
Wolverines have reached during the 28-
year stretch is No. 2 in 1985. Ironically,
that team did not reach the Rose Bowl.
The Jim Harbaugh-led Wolverines
defeated Nebraska in the Fiesta Bowl,
27-23, to cap a 10-1-I season.
WE WANT BEER: Folsom Field
banned beer sales this season, and
Colorado students are not happy. Just
before kickoff, a group hoisted letters,
spelling out: We want beer.
The only problem was, the "B" was
backward.
Maybe they'd already had enough
alcohol.

Nittany Lions cruise, 49-0

The Associated Press
STATE COLLEGE - Reserve tail-
back Chafie Fields ran for two touch-
downs in a 2:17 span of the second
quarter as the No. 6 Nittany Lions rout-
ed Northern Illinois on Saturday, 49-0.
Penn State (3-0) got 310 yards from
its running corps, led by Mitchell's 77
yards on 14 carries. Fields had 69 yards
on 11 carries and Eberly added 43 yards
on nine rushes. Fullback Aaron Harris
carried nine times for 68 yards and a
touchdown.
No. 9 NOTRE DAME 35, PURDUE 0
Sophomore Autry Denson notched
his first three-touchdown game
Saturday as .No. 9 Notre Dame rolled
over Purdue, 35-0.
Denson rushed for two touchdowns

eral scoring chances and botched three
extra points, broke open an 18-10 half-
time lead with third-quarter scores 58
seconds apart.
INDIANA 21, MIAMI (OHIO) 14
Alex Smith rushed for 137 yards and
a touchdown Saturday as Indiana (2-0)
held off Miami (Ohio), 21-14.
Miami (2-1) had a chance to tie or
take the lead late in the game after a
Smith fumble was recovered at the
Noosiers 17 with 2:09 to play. But
defensive back Joey Eloms broke up
Sam Ricketts' pass in the back of the
end zone on fourth-and-8 and Indiana
took over on downs.0
No. 21 IowA 38, IowA STATE 13
Tavian Banks ran for a career-high
182 yards and three touchdowns, includ-

behind 26-23 victory over Ball State on
Saturday.
The victory rescued coach Jim
Wacker from a devastating loss.
Mandated to win five games or
resign, Wacker watched Ball State (0-3)
dominate both lines of scrimmage. But
Sauter hit Ryan Thelweli for a 57-yard
touchdown early in the fourth quarter.
Then, after Brent Lockilear kicked his
third field goal to give the Cardinals a
23-18 lead with 1:38 remaining, Sauter
drove Minnesota (2-0) to the winning
touchdown.
ARIZONA 41, ILLINOIS 0
Keith Smith, a redshirt freshman
making his first start, threw a touch-
down pass in the first quarter and ran 73
yards for another TD in the fourth peri-

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