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4B -The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, September 23, 1996

GAME STATISTICS
ASSENG Hasselbeck nearly too much for Blue
layer C-A Yds TD tnt
reisbach 19-28 292 2 1

P
P
D

Totals 19-28

292

2

1

RUSHING
Player *Att
Williams 25
Floyd 5
Dreisbach 11
Shaw 1
Totals 42
RECEIVING
Player No.
Tuman 4
Shaw 5
Streets 4
Williams 3
Campbell 1
Floyd 2
Totals 19
PUNTING
Player
Griese
Peristeris

Yds
133
5
-7
-20
111
Yds
99
54
44
43
35
17
292
No.
2
2

Avg L
5.3
1.0
-.6
-20
2.6 3
Avg L
24.8 5
10.8
11.0 2
14.3
35.0
8.5
15.3 5
Yds A
63 31
43 21
Avg
18.0
3Avg
23.3
Asst
1
i 4
1
1
0
0
3
0
1
0
1
0

L
3
3
L
5
2
2
2
3
1
5
ai
1.
1

Lg TD
32 0
3 0
0 1
0 0
32 1.
Lg TD
58 1
23 1
20 0
26 0
35 0
14 0
58 2
vg Lg
L.5 32
L.5 31
Lg TD
18 0
Lg TD
31 0
Tot
10
9
7
6
6
5
5
4
4
3
3
3

By Barry Sollenberger
Daily Sports Editor
Coming into the season,
Boston College coach Dan
Henning knew his team wasn't
going to be that good.
Sure, he welcomed back, 15
starters, but that was from a team'
that went 4-8. And most impor-
tantly, the man who was sup-
posed to be the 16th starter-
quarterback Mark Hartsell;
bolted early for the NFL. The
Eagles were left without an expe-
rienced signal-caller. }
Hello, quarterback controver-
sy. }
Henning had two to chdose
from - Scott Mutryn and Matt
Hasselbeck. For Boston College's
opener against Hawaii, Henring
picked Mutryn to start. Through
three quarters against th 1
Rainbows, Mutryn was runnin4
the Eagles into the grotnd.
Henning turned to Hasselbeck imn
the fourth quarter, and the junior
responded by leading Bostoin
College to a come-from-behind
victory.
Last week against Virgir*a
Tech, Boston College ;vas
bombed, 45-7, but Hasselbeck
was 25-of-42 for 221 yards, j a
touchdown and an intercepticon.
Then yesterday, he almost led the
Eagles to a stunning upset of Nk.

The ball was so bad (from
the rain) that it was like a
shotput out there"
- Matt Hasselbeck
Boston College quarterback

KICKOFF RETURNS
Player No. Yds
Butterfield 1 18
KICKOFF RETURNS
Player No. Yds
Winters 3 70

8 Michigan.
Goodbye, quarterback contro-
versy.
At least, for now.
While his numbers against the
Wolverines weren't spectacular
(I 7-of-29 for a touchdown and
two interceptions), he and wide
receiver Steve Everson kept the
Eagles in the game.
"I think our guys played hard,"
Henning said. "(There were)
adverse conditions, tough weath-
er, and an outstanding football
team on the other side. I'm proud
of our players."
Hasselbeck and Everson
hooked up on Boston College's
first scoring play, a three-yard
touchdown pass early in the sec-
ond quarter. The junior wide
receiver caught six passes for 63
yards and a touchdown. More
impressively, he finished the
game. In the fourth quarter.
Everson took some vicious hits

from Michigan defensive backs
and held onto the ball - and his
head.
"I'm very pleased with the per-
formances of some of our wide
receivers," Hasselbeck said. "The
ball was so bad (from the rain)
that it was like a shot put out
there. Then a guy like Steve
Everson would make an amazing
catch. They helped me out a lot."
Unfortunately for Hasselbeck,
the quarterback did not receive
much help from his offensive
line.
The signal-caller spent a good
deal of the afternoon with his
face buried in Michigan
Stadium's turf. He was sacked six
times for minus-61 yards.
Hasselbeck spent most of the
afternoon running for his life
from David Bowens and compa-
ny, and he still was able to com-
plete passes to six different
receivers.

The junior, however, gave most
of the credit for the fine passing
performance to his receivers.
"Michigan was laying them
out," Hasselbeck said. "Hitting
them hard, and they kept bounc-
ing up. I think it sent a messa
to Michigan's defensive backs
that our receivers were there to
play"
Despite its gutsy performance,
Hasselbeck's receiving corps
failed to come through at the
game's most critical juncture.
Late in the third quarter, 'the
Eagles enjoyed a 14-7 lead and
were on the move again.
improbable upset was in rea
So were the cyanide capsules for
Michigan fans.
Facing a third-and- 1I from the
Michigan 39, Hasselbeck rolled
left and spotted a wide-open
Anthony DiCosmo. The quarter-
back's pass hit DiCosmo in the
hands, but the freshman juggled
the ball, allowing free safety
Daydrion Taylor to make the
interception at the Michigan Z
If DiCosmo had made the
catch, it would have been cyanide
city for the Wolverines.
Instead, Michigan proceeded
to drive 79 yards to tie the game,
and then they took the lead for
good on their following posses-
sion.

DEFENSE
PlayerS
Irons
Sword
Bowens
Carr
Steele
Gopenhaver
Ray
Feazell
Winters
Hankins
Taylor
Woodson
Team Stats
First Downs
Rushes/Yards4
Passing Yards
Offensive Plays
Total Offense
Return Yards

Solo
9
5
6
5
6
5
2
4
3
3
2
3

MARK FRIEDMAN/Daily
Boston College quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, with the help
of receiver Steve Everson, nearly beat Michigan on Saturday.

Mich
20
42/111
292
70
403
88

1

Comp/Att/Int 19/28/1
Punts/Avg 4/26.5
Fumbles/Lost 7/2
Penalties/Yards 6/40
Time of Poss 29:05
MICHIGAN SCHEDULE
,Aug. 31 ILLINOIS
.Sept. 14 Colorado
Sept. 21 BC

B.C.
18
44/110
166
73
276
33
17/29/2
6/50.5
4/1
6/68
30:55
W 20-8
W 20-13
W 20-14

EAGLES
Continued from Page 11B
Hasselbeck was chased out of
bounds for a five-yard loss on first
down, and on second down his
attempted pass to receiver Kenyatta
Watson was tipped by Michigan free
safety Chuck Winters and intercepted
by linebacker Jarrett Irons.
After two offensive plays, the game
ended, and Michigan had barely hung
on.
"I don't think it was scary at all,"
Irons said. "Our mindset is if there is
time left on the clock, we can come
back and win the game."
For Boston College, a team coming
off a 45-7 loss last weekend to Virginia
Tech, it was close, but close wasn't
nearly good enough.
"Maybe down the line I can say this
is a confidence-building game for us,"

Hasselbeck said. "But right now we're
really down."
Probably only slightly more down
than the Michigan offense, however.
In spite of putting 408 yards of total
offense on the board, Michigan strug-
gled to put up 20 points and probably
should have had 21 before the first
quarter was over.
Michigan fumbled the ball seven
times -- twice on kick returns -
resulting in two turnovers.
Dreisbach threw one interception and
overthrew a wide-open Streets on what
would have been a sure touchdown.
"We're so close to being a great
offense," Dreisbach said. "I don't think
we're going to let any of this happen
again."
Michigan opened the scoring late in
the first quarter when receiver Russell
Shaw made a tremendous, over-the-
shoulder catch of a 23-yard Dreisbach

toss ino the

zone.
Boston College tied the game early
in the second when Hasselbeck hit
Everson vith a three-yard touchdown
pass, and the Eagles took the lead in
the third on a 20-yard run by Omari
Walker.
Boston College rushed for 110
yards on the game, but 79 of those
yards camte in the second half.
"Today was not a Michigan style of
defense," Irons said. "We came out
there and let them run on us. By no
means is that the way we're supposed
to play."
While *4ichigan sees the need for
continued improvement after the
game, Boston College coach Dan
Henning ees only one thing to take
away fronAnn Arbor.
"We .take away a loss," he said.
"That is the unfortunate part."

front corner of the end

Sept. 28 UCLA 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 5 Northwestern
Oct. 19 INDIANA
Oct. 26 Minnesota
Nov. 2 MICHIGAN STATE
Nov. 9 Purdue
Nov. 16 PENN STATE
"Nov. 23 Ohio State
:HOME GAMES IN CAPS
Scoring summary
First Quarter
Mich - Shaw, 23-yard pass from
Dreisbach (Hamilton kick),
1:50
Second Quarter
BC - Everson, 3-yard pass from
Hasselbeck (Matich kick),
13:12
Third Quarter
BC - Walker, 20-yard run (Matich
kick), 4:22
Fourth Quarter
Mich - Dreisbach, 1-yard run
(Hamilton kick), 14:47
Mich - Tuman, 58-yard pass from
Dreisbach (Hamilton's kick
blocked), 8:59
Michigan 7 0 0 13-20
B.C. 0 7 7 0-14
at Michigan Stadium
A - 105, 219

USA Today/CNN
The USA Today/CNN Coaches Top
25 college football poll, with first-
place votes in parentheses.
Team Record
1. Florida (38) 3-0
2. Florida State (22) 2-0
3. Penn State 4-0
4. Ohio State (2) 2-0
5. Notre Dame 3-0
'. Michigan 3.
7. Nebraska 1-1
8. Tennessee 2-1
9. Miami (Fla.) 3-0
10. Alabama 4-0
11. North Carolina 3-0
12. Arizona State 3-0
13. Kansas State 4-0
14. Texas 2-1
15. Colorado 2-1

Associated Press
The new AP Top 25 College Football
Poll with results from the past week.
First-place votes in parentheses

Team
1. Florida (52)
2. Florida State (13)
3. Penn State (1)
4. Ohio State
5. Notre Dame
6. Arizona State (1)
7. Michigan
8. Nebraska
9. Tennessee
10. Miami (Fla.)
11, North Carolina
12. Colorado
13. Texas
14. Alabama
15. Southern Cal
16. Kansas State
17. Louisiana State
18. Virginia Tech
19. Virginia
20. Kansas
21. Washington
22. Auburn
23. West Virginia
24. Brigham Young
25. Northwestern

Record
3-0
2-0
4-0
2-0
3-0
3-0
3-4
1-1
2-1
3-0
3-0
2-1
2-1
4-0
3-1
4-0
2-0
3-0
3-0
2-0
2-1
3-1
4-0
3-1
2-1

16. Virginia Tech
17. Virginia
18. Southern Cal
19. Louisana State
20. Kansas

3-0
3-0
3-1
2-0
2-0
2-1
3-1
4-
3-1
2-1

21.
22.
23.
24.1
25.1

Washington.
Auburn
West Virginia
Brigham Young
Iowa

Michigan receiver Russell Shaw watches the referee signal touchdown after Shaw hauled in a 2 3-yard Scott Dreisbach toss to
put the Wolverines on top with 1:50 left in the first quarter.

ii

Arizona State stuns No. 1 Nebraska, 19-0
Wuerffel beats out Manning in quarterback duel; Notre Dame boots Longhorns

The Associated Press
PHOENIX - Top-ranked Nebraska had
its 26-game winning streak snapped
:Saturday night in a shocking 19-0 loss to
No. 17 Arizona State on the same field
where the Cornhuskers won their second
straight national championship in January.
The Sun Devils, routed by the
!" - -._ -_-. 1 - - - ^7 ^1 1 _ _ _ _ _ __ .._ - - - 1- -1

mitted three turnovers against Arizona
State, which was a 24-point underdog.
Arizona State (3-0) pulled off the huge
upset before a capacity crowd of 74,089 on
a 91-degree night when the university hon-
ored former coach Frank Kush, who led the
Sun Devils to undefeated seasons in 1970
and 1975. The Sun Devils capped their 1975
.1 -- .~r+-,- - -

second half and making it close at the end.
Wuerffel had touchdown passes of 3.5,:10,
5 and 15 yards in the first 20 minutes, -vhile
Peyton Manning had an unthinkable; four
first-half interceptions. Manning came back
strongly and completed 37-of-65 passs for
492 yards - all school records - and four
touchdowns. Wuerffel was Il -of-22 fctr 155
..,-4A

but Texas punter Mark Schultis squibbed a
22-yard punt that gave Notre Dame (3-0)
the ball at its 43 with 59 seconds left. Autry
Denson ran for 22 yards nd Ron Powlus hit
Malcolm Johnson with an 11-yard strike to
set up Sanson's kick.
Texas (2-1) led 24-17 and had momen-
tum, but Notre Dame linebacker Lyron
Cr 8,tinc int!nPnA t n' nac , Inmac DPmR rn

How the top 25 fared-
No. 1 Nebraska (1-1) lost to No. 17 Arizona State, 19-0.
No. 2 Tennessee (2.1) lost to No. 4 Florida, 35-29.
No. 3 Florida State (2-0) beat North Carolina St., 51-17.
No. 4 Florida (3-0) beat No. 2 Tennessee,35-29.
No. 5 Penn State (4-0) beat Temple, 41-0.
No. 6 Texas (2-1) lost to No. 9 Notre Dame, 27-24.
No. 7 Ohio State (2-0) beat Pittsburgh, 72-0.
No. 8 Michigan (3-0) beat Boston College, 2014.
No. 9 Notre Dame (3-0) beat No. 6 Texas, 27-24.
No. 10 Miami (3-0) did not play
No. 11 North Carolina (3-0) beat Georgia Tech, 16-0.
No. 12 Colorado (2-1) did not play.
No. 13 Alabama {4-0} beat Arkansas. 17-7.

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