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6B -The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday Monday, November 18, 1996

GAME STATISTICS

PASSING
Player C-A
Richardson20-34
Totals ' 16-30

Yds
183
183

RUSHING
Player
' nis
Harris
Eberly
leary
Totals

Att
21
10
7
3
42

RECEIVING
Player No.
Jurevicius 6
Enis 6
'ambell 2
Olsommer 1
Harris 2
Stephenson 1
Eberly 2
Totals 20
PUNTING
Player
Pidgeon
Totals

Yds
114
31
24
17
170
Yds
59
49
26
18
16
10
5
183
No.
7;
7'

Avg
5.4
3.1
G 3.4
5.7
4.0
Avg
9.8
8.2
13.0
18.0
8.0
10.0
2.5
9.1
Yds
282
282

TD
0
0
Lg
38
11
13
8
38
Lg
13
13
19
18
9
10
6
19
Avg
40.3
40.3

nt
0
0
TD
1
1
0
0
2
TD
0
0
0
'0
0
0
0
0
Lg
50
50

KICKOFF RETURNS

Player
Watson
Fields
'Totals

No.
1
1
2

Yds
20
18
38

PUNTRETURNS
Player No. Yds
Macklin 1 15
Campbell 1 8
Ab. Collins 0 3
Totals 2 38,

Avg
20.0
18.0
19.0
Avg
15.0
8.0
0.0
19.0

Lg TD
20 0
18 0
20 0

JOE WESTRATE/Daily
Penn State running back Chris Eberly lunges forward as Michigan's Charles Woodson gives chase Saturday at Michigan Stadium. Eberly had 24 yards rushing on the day.
Special teams doom Wolverines in loss
Michigan has one punt blocked and returned for touchdown, returns punts poorly

Lg
15
8
3
15

TD
0
0
1
1

DEFENSE
Player S
Herring
Filardi
Prater
Aa. Collins
Lee
Nelson
Fornadel
Tate
Noble
Short
Gatten
Snyder
Six players with
PASS DEFENSE
Player Int Y
Herring 2
'Lee 1
Tate 1
Filardi 0
Totals 4
Team Stats
First Downs
Rushes/Yards 3
Passing Yards
Offensive Plays
Total Offense
Return Yards

Solo
8
9
5
4
4
3
3
4
3
2
2
2
one

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

Tot
10
10
7
5
5
5
4
4
3
3
2
2

tackle apiece

Yds Lg
0 0
5 5
0 0
0 0
5 5
Mich
19
36/143
247
68
390
81

Brk-up TD
1 0
0 0
0 0
1 0
2 0
PSU
22
42/170
183
76
353
64

Comp/Att/Int 15/32/420/34/0
Punts/Avg 5/26.4 7/40.3
Fumbles/Lost 2/1 1/1
Penalties/Yards 4/38 3/20
Time of Poss 26:48 33:12

By Ryan White
Daily Sports Writer
It's safe to say that Michigan coach
Lloyd Carr has a bit of an opinion on
his team's kicking game Saturday
against Penn State.
"We were totally inept in that phase
of the game," Carr said. "You take the
kicking part out of it, and we have a
great chance to win."
He has a point.
With 4:47 left in the third quarter,
Penn State's Brett Conway hit a 25-yard
field goal to bring the Nittany Lions to
within a point, 17-16.
The Wolverines then took control on
their next possession at their own 23,
and after two incompletions and a rush-
ing play that lost five yards, Michigan
punted from its own 18.
Before Paul Peristeris could get the
kick off, however, Penn State's David
Macklin broke in untouched from the
left side, and blocked the punt.
Ahmad Collins scooped the ball up
and took it into the end zone. The extra-
point gave the Nittany Lions the lead.
22-17, and they never looked back.
"It's special for us," said Larry
Johnson, who coaches Penn State's
punt and kickoff coverage units. "We
said (special teams) had to make a dif-
ference, and when we do, it feels good."
The blocked kick didn't come as a
surprise to Johnson, who had found a
weakness in Michigan's punt protection.
"It's a very technical thing, but it's
something we thought we had a shot
at," Penn State coach Joe Paterno said.
Complex, or not, Johnson tried to
explain Penn State's strategy.
Johnson said Michigan's wing man
was backing up too fast, and the
Nittany Lions were trying to influence
him to stay up field.
On the block, Penn State sent two
players directly at the wing man, who
chose to block the outside defender,
leaving the player on the inside with an
unobstructed route to Peristeris.
"We had two weeks to prepare for
PENN STATE
Continued from Page 1B
said. "But other than that, it was two
good defensive teams."
Michigan trailed, 13-10, at the
half, but took the lead early in the
third quarter, courtesy of linebacker
Jarrett Irons. The Nittany Lions had
the ball near midfield when Irons
blitzed senior quarterback Wally
Richardson. Irons hit Richardson
while the quarterback was attempt-
ing to lateral the ball to fullback
Aaron Harris.
The ball went awry and Will Carr
recovered for Michigan at the Penn
State 30. One play later, Michigan
running back Chris Howard went
untouched 27 yards down the Penn
State sideline for a touchdown.
Remy Hamilton's extra point gave
the Wolverines their first lead, 17-
13.
But the Nittany Lions went back

(the Wolverines);' Johnson said. "So
we saw some things we thought we
could use against them.
"The kids came offthe field and said,
'Hey coach, it's there."'
The block was clearly the turning
point of the game, but it wasn't
Michigan's only special teams mistake.
On the game's opening kickoff,
Tyrone Butterfield grabbed the ball at
the one and fell at Michigan's own two-
yard line.
That play was Butterfield's last on a
kickoff return. He was replaced by
Charles Woodson the next time out, and
Woodson returned the ball to the
Michigan 22.
Michigan's average starting position
in the first quarter was its own 17 1/2-
yard line. Michigan's best starting field
position all day was its own 35, which
happened twice when Conway kicked
the ball out of bounds.
To make things worse, Peristeris
averaged just 33 yards per punt. Aside
from the block, he had a punt tipped,
and a few other close calls.
Woodson fumbled a kickoff, and
Chuck Winters dropped a punt. Both
recovered their own miscues, however.
"When you mishandle balls in the
kicking game, you know you're going
to have problems," Carr said. "And we
knew this was going to be a field posi-
tion game."
The breakdown in the kicking game
had to be particularly disappointing to
Carr since he had worked hard on that
facet of the game during the off season.
Before the season began, he said at
least three of Michigan's four losses last
season were attributable to the kicking
game.
So while Saturday's game created
more problems for Carr, it gave Paterno
a different situation to deal with - how
to deal with Collins after he scored the
winning touchdown.
"Did he score that'?" Paterno asked.
"Great. He'll be tough to live with this
week."
on top, 22-17, before the quarter
ended, thanks to a Conway field
goal and a blocked punt that was
returned for a touchdown.
"After they got ahead of us, our
kids stayed in it," Paterno said.
For the game, Enis carried the ball
21 times for 114 yards to break the
1,000-yard rushing barrier this sea-
son. Penn State quarterback Wally
Richardson completed 20 of 34 pass-
es for 183 yards with no touchdown
passes or interceptions.
Penn State now leads the all-time
series with Michigan, 3-1, including
three-straight victories. The Nittany
Lions defeated the Wolverines, 31-
24, at Michigan Stadium two years
ago and 27-17 last season in State
College.
So what's the secret to Penn State's
continued success against Michigan?
"I don't know if there's a secret,"
Enis said. "I just know when we play
a rivalry, we come ready to play."

PENN STATE SCHEDULE
Aug. 25 Southern Cal
Sept. 7 LOUISVILLE
Sept.-14 N. ILLINOIS
Sept. 21 Temple
Sept. 28 Wisconsin
Oct. 5 Ohio State
Oct. 12 PURDUE
Oct. 19 IOWA
Oct. 26 Indiana
Nov. 2 NORTHWESTER
Nov. 16 Michigan
Nov. 23 MICHIGAN STA'
HOME GAMES IN CAPS

W 24-7
W 30-7
W 49-0
W 41-0
W 23-20
L 7-38
W 31-14
L 20-21
W 48-26
RNW 34-9
W 29-17
TE TBA

Fist Quarter
Penn - Coniway,; 34-yard field
gpal, 11: 41;
Penn - Conway, 46-yard fied
go. 4:38
Seond Quarte
Mc -- Ham~lon, 33-yard fel
goal, 11:50
Penn - Harris, one. yard fun
{Coniway kick}; 5;
Mich - Shea, 25-yard pssfrom
reisbac h (Hamilton ; ik o),
Third tQuarter~
Mich -- Howard, 27-yard run.
E:toarnton kuick k. .2 ...

K\I61IN-iUHnrtctH/ u'y
Cornerback Charles Woodson took over the punt and kick return duties for
Michigan on Saturday. He returned three kickoffs for a total of 65 yards and three
punts for 16 yards. On the whole, the Wolverines have struggled with kick and
punt returns all season.
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M g se MIchigan 21, PENN STATE 13
:.. . Penn State 31, M CH tGAN 24
the sPENNtSTATEtrechigan 17
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Continued from Page 1B
wise, glossing over every negative insinuation with an orchestrated, positive
naivete.
Then Saturday, Dreisbach was awful. He overthrew receivers. He threw critical
interceptions. He fumbled with the game in the balance He was a big reason
Michigan lost the game, and he was pulled by his biggest supporter, Carr, down
the stretch.
And, for perhaps the first time, he was completely, utterly honest.
"I actually thought it should've happened earlier," Dreisbach said of his bench-
ing. "I shouldn't have been making those decisions. No Division I quarterback
should be making those decisions.
"I haven't lost confidence; I'll never lose confidence in myself. But it's my job
to get them the ball and not to make stupid decisions."
Dreisbach showed a lot of moxie. That's class.
But there he sat. Defeated.
Sometimes, class isn't enough.
Everyone who cares about Michigan football - everyone from coaches to play-
ers to fans - feels some sort of pain this morning.
Michigan should be this and that. Michigan is Michigan. Right?
Tradition. The name. The winged helmet. All the lofty ideals that make up
,- man Tlhv ch n A ,.ar + ~n tInn A 10rnnincr nA RncRnwanl nnar-

By all accounts, Saturday was a b
es with three interceptions and no
thrown five interceptions In the past,
National Roundu
Colorad
BOULDER, Colo (AP) --Freshm
cornerback Damen Wheeler had
interceptions and defensive tackle 'Ry
Olson had a key fourth-down sack, a
No. 6 Colorado blanked No 9 V-s
State, 12-0, Saturday night.
Herchell Troutman ran for 112 yar
and a touchdown for the Buffaloes (
1), who have one game remaining
against Nebraska on Nov. 29 -
determine the conference's No
Division champion.

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