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Schultz admitted that Michigan's aggressive defense and
different formations presented him problems when trying to
read the defense.
But according to Ray it wasn't Schultz that was doing the
"They were trying to throw short, quick passes, trying to
get down the field, and I knew that whenever Todd Schultz
looked at his first target, that is where he was going to go
with the ball," Ray said. "So when he looked, I just took off."
Ray would add an interception in the fourth quarter, with
Michigan State driving, that he returned to Michigan State's
40-yard line. Linebacker Clint Copenhaver also picked off'
Schultz in the fourth quarter. Copenhaver's steal came with
the Spartans facing fourth-and-six at their own 24-yard line,
and set up Michigan's final score, a 12-yard Chris Howard
Schultz threw his first pick early in the second quarter
when he hit Michigan cornerback Charles Woodson in stride,
with a beautiful lob, in the Michigan end zone.
"That was just a bad read on my part," Schultz said of
Woodson's interception. "I shouldn't have thrown it. I should
have dumped it to the back."
Things weren't all bad for Schultz, however. He did throw
two touchdown passes, and he did throw for 260 yards, most
of those going to receiver Derrick Mason.
Mason caught 10 balls for 151 yards and a touchdown.
Nigea Carter had the other touchdown reception for the
"Everything I did was overshadowed because we lost,"
Mason said. "I feel I didn't do enough in order for my team
While no one would say Schultz played well, Saban cred-
ited the junior for being the reason the Spartans were expect-
ed to compete with the Wolverines in the first place.
"Todd has played very well for us all year,' Saban said.
"We could not have been in the position we were, or had the
opportunity we had today, if it wasn't for him."
D. Mason 10
N. Carter 4
Player No. Yds
D. Mason 3 86
Irvin 2 28
M. Wright 1 13
Morris 1 0
Totals 7 127
Tight end Mark Campbell couldn't hold onto this pass from Scott Dreisbach, but he has caught 10 others for 143 yards this
season. Campbell colleague, Jerame Tuman, has caught 24 passes for 401 yards.
Beefy tightends beef u offense
Tuman, Campbell use big bodies to become quality passing option
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika
Daily Sports Editor
When Jerame Tuman was being
recruited out of Liberal High School in
Liberal, Kan., there were a lot of things
on his mind.
There was his size, which is present-
ly 6-foot-4, 235 pounds.
There were his hands, which are soft
enough to catch an ostrich egg dropped
from a 10-story building.
And there were offenses. Who would
use his potent combination ?
Apparently, the Wolverines said they
would, and they have kept their
This season, the Wolverines have
thrown the ball to their tight ends quite
a bit, and Tuman and Mark Campbell
have been up to task.
The two have caught a combined 34
passes for 544 yards. Tuman has caught
24 passes for 401 yards, and Campbell
has caught 10 for 143.
Michigan's top wide outs, Tai Streets
and Russell Shaw, struggle to top those
numbers. Streets has caught 30 passes
for 477 yards, and Shaw has caught 20
"I came to Michigan, because I knew
they utilized their tight ends," Tuman
said. "It's a great feeling to be so
involved in the offense"
Tuman and Campbell are much alike.
Campbell is just as big as Tuman at
6-foot-6, 242 pounds. Both are excel-
lent blockers. And the only way to tell
them apart, other than Tuman's No. 80
and Campbell's No. 88, is a slight dif-
ference in speed.
"I'm a little faster," Tuman said with
SECOND THOUGHTS: The three-
touchdown rally Michigan enjoyed in
the second quarter was partly the result
of a Michigan penalty.
The Spartans' philosophy as to
whether they will run out the clock or
go into the two-minute drill depends on
their field position at the two-minute
With two minutes to go in the first
half on third down. Michigan State
quarterback Todd Schultz threw incom-
plete from his own 26-yard line, and the
Spartans were ready to punt.
But Michigan took a 15-yard penalty
for a personal foul. putting the Spartans
on their own 41-yard line and giving
them a first down.
If Michigan State had been behind
the 35-yard line, or had been forced to
punt, coach Nick Saban would not have
gone into the two-minute drill.
have scored two
more touchdowns in
"When we got the
penalty, it put us in a
position to do it,"
Saban said. "We did
it. If you ask me if
I'd do it again, I would. If you ask me if
I wish we didn't do it today, I do."
RAY'S DAY: Marcus Ray had arguably
his best day as a Wolverine. Not only
did he intercept two Todd Schultz pass-
es at key points in the game, but he was
second only to Sam Sword in tackles.
Ray had eight solo tackles and two
assists for a total of 10, and he gained
51 yards on his two interception
LIKE BUTTER: Tyrone Butterfield's
59-yard kickoff return in the fourth
quarter was "one of the biggest plays of
the game," Michigan coach Lloyd Carr
The Wolverines had several other big
plays, something they have been miss-
ing lately. They had five plays for 20
yards or more.
DISCIPLINE, DISCIPLINE: The
Wolverines, who have a reputation for
discipline, had some trouble with
penalties. They took nine for 100 yards,
while the Spartans took five for 61.
The most interesting one came when
Glen Steele was called for a personal
foul on the sidelines in the third quarter.
Michigan State running back Sedrick
Irvin had been pushed into Steele, and
Steele raised his forearm instead of
avoiding the hit.
FORTY FUN: For the second game in
a row, Michigan scored over 40 points
and won. That doesn't happen very
In fact, Michigan's back-to-back vic-
tories of 44-10 over Minnesota and 45-
29 over Michigan State were the first
such victories since 1992.
That season, Michigan beat Houston,
61-7, and Iowa, 52-28, in successive
HOME GAMES: Michigan, which lost
three games at home as recently as
1994, has taken back the Big House.
The victory was Michigan's eighth
straight at home. The streak is the
school's longest since 1991-92.
TOSSING IT AROUND: Michigan lost
the coin toss again. Michigan won the
The Wolverines improved to 7-0 this
season when they've lost the coin toss.
And the Wolverines won their eighth
straight regular season game when los-
ing the coin toss, dating back to last
season's Ohio State game.
MILESTONES: Senior kicker Remy
Hamilton's 44-yard field goal in the
fourth quarter was the 57th of his
career, tying him with Mike Gillette
(1985-88) for Michigan's career field
The eight points Hamilton scored -
on four point-afters and a field goal -
gave him 258 for his career, putting him
in third place on Michigan's career
scoring list, passing J.D. Carlson, who
scored 254 from 1988-91.
On defense, senior linebacker and
co-captain Jarrett Irons made his 400th
career tackle. He had eight tackles for a
career total of 406, placing him fourth
on Michigan's career tackles list.
Charles Woodson's 26-yard touch-
down reception at the end of the first
half was the first receiving touchdown
of his career.
Team Stats Mich
First Downs 19
Passing Yards 203
Offensive Plays 72
Total Offense 409
Return Yards 144
Seven others with two tackles or
Punts/Avg 6/34.8 3/42.3
Fumbles/Lost 0/0 1/1
Penalties/Yards 9/100 5/61
Time of Poss 32:21 27:39
Aug. 31 PURDUE
Sept. 14 Nebraska
Sept. 21 LOUISVILLE
Sept. 28 E. MICHIGAN
Oct. 5 Iowa
Oct. 12 ILLINOIS
Oct. 19 Minnesota
Oct. 26 WISCONSIN
Nov. 2 Michigan
Nov. 9 INDIANA
Nov. 23 Penn State
Big Ten Roundup:
Ohio State starts slowly, but rips
Minnesota; Wildcats finally fall
HOME GAMES IN CAPS
At a glance
For Michigan, quarterback Scott
Dreisbach threw four touchdown
passes, tying Michigan's single-game
record, and completed 14 of 24
passes for 203 yards.
For Michigan State, receiver Derrick
Mason caught 10 passes for 151
yards and a touchdown.
After Michigan had just scored to go
ahead, 14-10, with two minutes
remaining in the first half, Marcus
Ray picked off Michigan State quar-
terback Todd Schultz's pass. The
Wolverines went on to score a touch-.
down with 15 seconds left in the half
and gained so much momentum they
scored again with eight seconds
remaining, The touchdowns were
scored by Jerame Tuman and Charles
Woodson on passes from Dre sbach.
Big Ten Standings
Team Conf. Overall
Ohio State 5-0 8-0
Northwestern 5-1 7-2
Michigan 4-1 7-1
Iowa 44 1 6-2
Penn State 4-2 8-2
Michigan State 4-2 5-4
Wisconsin 1-4 4-4
Il nois - 1-4 2-6
Purdue 1-4 2-6
Schultz, but Schultz's four InterceptIons caused the quarterback more pain.
Vrnioda schools criwse
The Associated Press
COLUMBUS - Second-ranked
Ohio State made a lot of mistakes. The
biggest mistake Minnesota made was
scheduling the Buckeyes.
Ohio State bobbled and stumbled
through most of the first half- giving
away four turnovers - then blew away
the Golden Gophers with five second-
half touchdowns for a 45-0 victory
Minnesota (0-5 Big Ten, 3-5 overall)
that even they couldn't climb out of
against 15th-ranked Penn State on
The Nittany Lions built a 27-3 half-
time lead and went on to a 34-9 victory,
which ended Northwestern's 13-game
Big Ten winning streak.
Wally Richardson threw two touch-
down passes, and Curtis Enis ran 39
yards for another.
Penn State (4-2, 8-2) intercepted
three of Steve Schnur's passes, recov-
back Scott Weaver was one of two sec-
ond-half interceptions the Hawkeyes (4-
1, 6-2) turned into touchdowns. Iowa
quarterback Matt Sherman hit Tim
Dwight for an 11-yard touchdown with
4:40 to go three plays after another
And Iowa took a 17-14 lead in the
third quarter after recovering a fumble
which led to Zach Bromert's 38-yard
WISCONsIN 33, PURDUE 25
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -
Georgia became the first team all year
to ;keep No. '1 Florida from scoring on
Florida's dwindling group of reserves.
NO. 3 FLORIDA STATE 49, GEORGIA