14 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 1, 1996
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opponents with this weekend's trip to
Northwestern. It is their first Big Ten
game since August.
Last season, Northwestern came
into Ann Arbor and beat Michigan,
19-13, en route to the conference
While the two teams facing each
other Saturday are slightly different,
Carr believes one aspect of the game
will be the same as last season.
"The one thing that is consistent is
there's a lot riding on this game," he
INJURY UPDATE: Carr said he
expects left guard Damon Denson to
play Saturday against the Wildcats.
Denson left last Saturday's game
early in the second quarter after suf-
fering back spasms.
Carr wasn't as upbeat about th*
prospects of freshman defensive back
Hendricks suffered a thigh bruise
against UCLA and is questionable for
Carr, as well as 10 to 15 Michigan
players, have visited UCLA freshman
Zamano completely dislocated his
knee and ruptured an artery in the
second quarter against Michigan. 10
was immediately taken to University
Medical Center for surgery.
Zamano will remain in Ann Arbor
for a few more days until he is able to
fly back to California for more
"He's a wonderful kid," Carr said.
"It's a real shanme."
MtOVING JOHNSON AROUND: Carr
announced that redshirt freshman
quarterback DiAllo Johnson wol
switch to safety. 40
Carr said Johnson came to him and
asked to make the switch.
Despite marshmallows and a UCLA defender, Michigan wide receiver Tat Streets hauled in this Scott Dreisbach pass. Unfortunately for the Wolverines, the referee ruled Streets out of bounds.
Fome Mihigan star Biakabutuka out
dumr for seasn with torn knee ligaments
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Former
Michigan running back Tshimanga
Biakabutuka, an expected building block in
the Carolina Panthers' developing offense,
is to undergo surgery for a torn left knee
ligament and will miss the rest of the sea-
"I feel very, very sad for him. He was
having a great rookie season," general
manager Bill Polian said yesterday, one day
after Biakabutuka was injured in the
Panthers' 24-14 loss to Jacksonville.
An MRI yesterday showed a tear in the
anterior cruciate ligament in Biakabutuka's
left knee. He is to undergo surgery next
week, followed by eight months of rehabil-
itation, Polian said.
"The prognosis is for a complete recov-
ery," hie said.
To take Biakabutuka's roster spot, the
Panthers reached an agreement yesterday
with another ex-Michigan standout, run-
ning back Leroy Hoard on a one-year con-
tract. Hoard, a six-year NFL veteran who
was cut last Tuesday by Baltimore after
rushing for 61 yards on 15 carries, was en
route to Charlotte yesterday night and was
scheduled to take a physical today.
Hoard could be used as soon as Sunday's
game at Minnesota in place of
Biakabutuka, who the Panthers took with
the eighth overall pick in the 1996 draft.
Carolina selected Biakabutuka with the
hopes he could complement quarterback
Kerry Collins, the franchise's first-ever
draft pick in 1995.
Biakabutuka, who set Michigan records
last year with 303 rushes for 1,818 yards,
missed the Panthers' training camp because
of a 27-day contract holdout.
After signing a seven-year, $ 12.7 mil-
lion contract on Aug. 16, the 6-foot, 215-
pound Biakabutuka quickly began paying
dividends, demonstrating power and speed
while bringing stability to the Panthers'
running game. He rushed for 69, 74 and 69
yards in the first three games - all victo-
ries that helped Carolina to first place in
the NFC West.
Without Biakabutuka, the Panthers'
rushing duties will fall on Hoard, who has
averaged 4.0 yards per carry in the league;
fullback Howard Griffith, limited to main-
ly blocking duties with Carolina.
Anthony Johnson and Dino Philyaw, who
have struggled for playing time; and 5-7,
180-pound rookie Winslow Oliver, who has
been used primarily as a third-down receiv-
er coming out of the backfield.
Biakabutuka's injury was one of three
significant ones for the Panthers on
Defensive end Mike Fox, who led
Carolina's linemen in most statistical cat
gories last year, sprained his left arch an
is to spend 2-3 weeks in a cast, the team
said Monday. Fox likely will miss four
Starting offensive guard Frank Garcia
fractured a bone in his left foot and is to
miss about three weeks.
"The challenge this week is for our play-
ers to pick up the slack," coach Dom
Capers said, "because we're going to be
without a number of our good players."4
The Panthers had better news regarding
Collins, who led them to a 9-6 record
before spraining his left knee Sept. 8.
Collins will take over the starting reigns
again after being relieved by Steve
Beuerlein the past two weeks.
dormer Michigan star Tshimanga Biakabutuka won't be celebrating any first downs for the Carolina
'anthers this year after going down with a season-ending injury Sunday.
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Ohio State goalkeeper Nikki
Thompson recorded 16 saves en
route to her second shutout of the
With 12 goals in seven games,
Ohio State senior Britta Eickhoff
has scored as many goals as
Michigan has in seven games this
season - as a team.
The Hawkeyes are leading team
scoring in the conference with 33
"I think (the 0-2
disappointing as a