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4B - The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, September 30, 1996

4

GAME STATISTICS

PASSING
Player C-A
Dreisbach 13-25
Griese 2-3
Brady 1-2
Totals 16-30

Tailbacks spell
doom for UCLA

Yds
236
10
13
259

RUSHING
Player Att
Howard 16
Anes 17
C. Williams14
Woodson 1
Dreisbach 3
Ford 2
Floyd 1
Griese 1
Totals 55

Yds
109
83
65
31
17
-1
0
300

3
3
5
L
L
}

RECEIVING
Player No. Yds
Streets 3 88
C. Williams 3 83
Campbell 3 30
Shaw 3 28
Woodson 1 13
Howard 1 9
Tuman 1 6
Anes 1 2
Totals 16.259

Avg
6.8
4.6
4.6
31.0
5.7
-0.5
0.0
t-4.0
)5.4
Avg
29.3
27.7
10.0
9.3
13.0
9.0
6.0
2.0
16.1
Yds
100
76

TD
1
0
0
1
Lg
31
18
17
31
19
3
0
0
31
39
53
15
13
13
9
6
2
53
Avg
33.3
38.0

Int
1
0
1
2
TD
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
TD
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
Lg
46
39
TD
0
0
0

By Nicholas J. Cotsonika
Daily Sports Editor
The hits and the hurting were becom-
ing a bit much for Clarence Williams,
while he seemed to be carrying the ball
every other down for the Wolverines.
Williams needed help, and last week,
he looked to fellow running back Chris
Howard for it.
"He was getting nailed pretty hard
out there," Howard said. "And he told
me, 'Man, please hurry up and come
back."'
Howard had missed two of
Michigan's first three games. He could-
n't play in the Wolverines' opener
against Illinois, because he had incom-
plete coursework. Banged up ribs kept
him out of the Boston College game last
weekend.
That screwed things up a bit for the
Wolverines' offense.
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said
before the season that he wanted to use
Williams and Howard equally. And
without Howard, Williams became the
Wolverines' running game, carrying the
ball 77 times for 307 yards in three
games. Fullback Chris Floyd,
Michigan's third option in the backfield,
carried the ball only 15 times for 33
'yards.
Matters didn't seem to be improving
last week, either. Carr didn't expect
Howard to play against UCLA, and the
junior practiced lightly on Tuesday. By
Wednesday, however, Carr said he
looked ready, and Howard said he felt
fine.
"I took a couple of shots in practice

early," Howard said. "I knew the UCLA
guys would hit a little harder in the
game, but then I knew I would be all
right."
Howard's sore ribs didn't slow him
down Saturday, and Carr finally was
able to execute his plan, distributing the
ball to both tailbacks. Though Howard
had seven carries to Williams' 13 in the
first half, Howard gained 63 yards to
Williams' 62 and scored two touch-
downs to Williams' none.
With about 7 1/2 minutes left in the
second quarter, Howard went off right
tackle and broke wide for a 31-yard
touchdown run, helping put the
Wolverines ahead, 14-0.
"It was one of those fortunate plays
where the defense was in the wrong
place at the wrong time," Howard said.
"Thank God it was the right time for
me."
He scored another touchdown five
minutes later, starting at left guard and
cutting back for 10 yards to cross the
goal line. After Remy Hamilton's point
after, Michigan led, 21-3.
In the second half, Howard complet-
ed what he called his "coming out
party." He ran for 46 more yards, and -
oh, yes - he scored two more touch-
downs. He scored on six- and seven-
yard runs less than five minutes apart in
the third quarter. Howard was just one
touchdown short of Michigan's record
for touchdowns in a game, which was
set when Ron Johnson scored five
against Wisconsin in 1968.
"I haven't scored that much since
high school," Howard said.

PUNTING,
Player
Peristeris
Griese

No.
3
2

KICKOFF RETURNS
Player No. Yds
Butterfield 3 44
Woodson 0 13
Totals 3 57
PUNT RETURNS
Player No. Yds

Avg
14.7
0.0
19.0
Avg
3.8
-1.0
2.8

L9
13
23
L9
9

9
3
3
3

Winters
Shaw
Totals

4
1
5

15
-1
14

DEFENSE
Player
Carr
Copenhaver
Feazell
Winters
Ray
Sword
Bowens
Hankins
Woodson
Mayes
Renes
B. Williams
J. Williams

Solo
4
4
3
3
4
3
2
0
2
2
1
1
1

Asst
2
2
2
2
0
1
1
3
1
0
1
1
1

g TD
S0
) 0
9 0
Tot
6
6
5
5
4
4
3
3
3
2
2
2
2

Michigan's Chris Howard scores one of his four touchdowns against UCLA on Saturday. The junior rushed for a career-high I
by Ron Johnson against WLconsin in 1968. Derrick Alexander was the last Wolverine to score four touchdowns, accomplishli

Woodson's more than just window dressing 6 <

PASS DEFENSE
Player Int Yds
Woodson 2 27
Swett 1 15
Elston 0 0
Ray 0 0
Totals 3 42

Lg
27
15
0
0
27

Brk-up
2
0
1
1
4

TD
0
0
0
0
0

Team Stats
First Downs
Rushes/Yaj'ds.c
Passing Yards
Offensive Plays
Total Offense
Return Yards

Mich
25
55/300
259
85
559
71

UCLA
7
24/108
62
55
170
97

By Nicholas J. Cotsonika
Daily Sports Editor
Charles Woodson is not a stand-in.
IHe does not play offense, defense and
special teams for the Wolverines to fill
in, help out, or patch up anything. He is
there to electrify.
But until Woodson, a cornerback by
trade, intercepted two passes, caught a
pass for 13 yards, returned a kickoff 13
yards, and ran a reverse for 31 yards
Saturday against the Bruins, UCLA
coach Bob Toledo thought Woodson's
three-way deal meant Michigan's
offense had a one-way ticket to
nowhere.
He quickly realized he was wrong.
"When we first saw him at receiver, I
thought it was because (Michigan's)
receivers aren't very good," Toledo
said. "But it's because you have to use
his talents"
Since Woodson can turn a 10-yard
loss into a 31-yard gain, and then stop,
change from offense to defense, inter-
cept a pass, and breathe easy, Michigan
coach Lloyd Carr refuses to keep him
on the sidelines.
And Woodson refuses to disappoint.
For example, Woodson took a hand-
off from running back Clarence
Williams on a reverse in the third quar-
ter, and the play should have been over

right away. UCLA anticipated it and
clogged up Woodson's path on the left
side.
"We had the reverse stopped," Toledo
said.
Carr said UCLA had the play
"defended to perfection."
But Woodson imitated Barry
Sanders, stopping abruptly and kicking
up grass as he changed direction. He
avoided one tackler and then sprinted
up the right sideline, nearly scoring
before being pushed out of bounds at
the six-yard line.
"When I went around, I knew I was-
n't going to get anything, Woodson
said. "So I turned around and went the
other way, and it was a wide open field.
I was just trying to make something
happen."
The 31-yard run set up the
Wolverines' touchdown that put them
ahead, 28-3.
"He made a great individual play that
great individual players make," Carr
said. "It gave us a real boost, because
on third down, if he had made a 10-yard
loss, we would have had to punt, and we
wouldn't have scored."
Woodson caught a 13-yard pass in
the second quarter. He also chipped in
on special teams, taking a handoff from
Tyrone Butterfield on the opening kick-

off and gaining 13 yards on the reverse.
On defense, Woodson made both of
his interceptions in the third quarter. On
the Bruins' first drive of the second
half, he picked off
UCLA quarterback ;.
Cade McNown'sf
pass on the
Michigan
37-yard
line and
returned
it 27

yards. About 10 minutes later, Woodson
picked off McNown again at the
Michigan 43.
The two-interception performance
tied his career-high, which came
against Ohio State last season.
Woodson now has 93 rushing yards and
13 receiving yards on the season. He
also has 18 tackles and three intercep-
tions.
"It's just a great feeling to know the
coaches want to use you that way,"
Woodson said. "I'll just keep play-
ing hard and trying to make things
happen."
Ong .t
Sophomore Charles Woodson has
become Michigan's first legitimate
two-way player since 1964. Here's
what he's done this season:
Three rushes for 93 yards
One reception for 13 yards
! 12 solo tackles
Six assisted tackles
11 Thr~ee interceptions with a total
of 28 return yards
Six pass break-ups
last season:
No offensive plays
* 65 total tackles
Five interceptions for 46 return
yards

Comp/Att/Int 16/30/210/31/3
Punts/Avg 5/35.2 9/37.6
Fumbles/Lost 2/0 1/0
Penalties/Yards 6/53 6/44
Time of Poss 36:57 23:03
MICHIGAN SCHEDULE
Aug. 31 ILLINOIS W 20-8
Sept. 14 Colorado W 20-13
Sept. 21 BC W 20-14
Sept. 28 UCLA W 38-9
Oct. 5 Northwestern12:30 p.m.
Oct. 19 INDIANA 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 26 Minnesota 7 p.m.
Nov. 2 MICHIGAN STATE Noon
Nov. 9 Purdue 1 p.m.
Nov. 16 PENN STATE Noon
Nov. 23 Ohio State Noon
HOME GAMES IN CAPS
Scoring summary
First Quarter
No Scoring
Second Quarter
Mich - C, Williams, 53-yard pass
from reisbach (Hamilton
kick), 13:34
Mich - Howard, 31-yard run
(Hamilton kick), 7:47
UCLA - Merten, 25-yard field goal
4:39
Mich - Howard, 10-yard run
(Hamilton kick), 2:42
Third Quarter

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By Ryan Wtethat much
D~aiy Sports WriterThe offensive ex
C'mon, admit it, you didn't expect have come at at
Michigan to score any more than 20 Michigan. After fin
points Saturday. non-conference s
Exactly 20, sure, but definitely not Wolverines continu
any more than that. After all, hadn't ence slate next
the Wolverines hit that number the Northwestern.
past four games? "I felt going into
Well, Michigan hit blackjack we would have a
Saturday against UCLA, scoring 21 Michigan coach Llo
points in the second quarter alone. just didn't know wh
The Wolverines ended up with 38 Apparently wheni
points and more than 550 yards in INJURIEs: There
total offense. It was their best offen- injury delays dur
sive performance since last Oct. 28 game.
when they piled up 623 yards and 52 With 13:55 left in
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