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2 - The Michigan Daily - Wrap-around section - Monday, November 24, 1997

Michigan 20, Ohio State 14

GAME STATISTICS

PASSING
Player
Germaine
Jackson
Totals
RUSHING
Player
Pearson
Keller
Rudzinski
Wiley
Jackson
Germaine
Totals
RECEIVING
Player
Miller
Boston
Lumpkin
Wiley
Totals

Woodson may deserve it,
but le won't win Heismaz

C-A
5-17
4-9
9.26

Aft
18
8
1
3
6
5
41
No.
4
3
1
1
9

Yds
85
20
20
13
13
-32
119
Yds
52
68
7
6
133

Yds
84
49
133
s Avg
4.7
2.5
20.0
13
2.2
-6.4
) 2.9
Avg
13
22.6
7
6
14.8

TD
1
0
1
Lg
17
6
20
19
7
0
20
Lg
26
56
7
6
56

int
0
2
2
TD
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
TD
0
1
0
0
1

PUNTING
Player
Bartholomew

No. Yds Avg Lg
10 443 44.3 55

KICKOFF RETURNS
Player No. Yds
Rambo 3 58
Wiley 1 16
Totals 4 74

Avg
19.3
16
18.5
Avg
3.7
5
4

PUNT RETURNS
Player No.
Boston 3
Berry 1
Totals 4
DEFENSE
Player
Winfield
Katzenmoyer
Bailey
Johnson
Rudzinski
Moore
Garnett
Berry
Griffin
Brown
Bell
King
Stultz
Kirk
McClellion
Wilson
LaVrar
Diggs
Plummer
PASS DEFENSE
Player int
Katzenmoyer 0
Winfield 0
Moore 0
Berry 0
Totals 0

Yds
11
5
16
Solo
9
8
7
6
4
5
4
4
3
3
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
Yds
0
0
0
0
0

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

Lg TD
23 0
16 0
23 0
Lg TD
6 0
5 0
6 0
Tot
10
9
9
7
6
5
.5
5
3
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

SARA SIILLMAN/Uaily
Michigan co-captains Jon Jansen and Eric Mayes lead the Wolverines onto the field
before the Ohio State game. Mayes has been out of the lineup since the Indiana
game with a torn ligament in his knee.
Michigan has good
shot at na tion
championship
Griese says he has one dream left

By John Lerol
Daily Sports Editor
The regular season ended perfect-
ly for Michigan, but the Wolverines
still say there's one more to go.
And with a victory in the Rose
Bowl over No. 10 Washington State
the Wolverines will, in all probabili-
ty, win their first national champi-
onship since 1948. With an unde-
feated regular season behind them,
Michigan can now confront the idea
of winning the national champi-

Lg
0
0
0
0
0

Brk-up
2
1
1
1
5

TD
0
0
0
0
0

MICHIGAN

PASSING
Player
Griese
Totals

C-A
14-25
14-25

RUSHING
Player Aft
Floyd 11
Thomas 14
Howard 7
Griese 10
Totals 42
RECEIVING
Player No.
Thomas 8
Howard 3
Woodson I
*Tuman 1
Shea 1
Totals 14

Yds
-32
42
Yds
77
7
37
17
9
147

Yds-
147
147
Avg
3.0
a2.1
21.7
-3.2
1.0
Avg
9.6
2.3
37
17
9
10.5

TD
0
0
Lg
15
10
3
6
15
Lg
19
5
37
17
9
37

Int
0
0
TD
0
1
0
0
1
TD
0
0
0
0
0
0

Footba
7Zete6aak

onship.
"Well, when
you start coach-
ing, that's always
in the back of
your mind,"
Michigan coach
Lloyd Carr admit-
ted after
Saturday's 20-14
win over No. 4

PUNTING
~Vinson

No. Yds Avg Lg
11 400 36.4 53

KICKOFF RETURNS
Playr No. Yds
Thomas 3 82
Totals 3 82

PUNT RETURNS
Player No.
Woodson 5
Shaw 1
Totals 6
DEFENSE
Player
Ray
Renes
Jones
Steele
Weathers
Hendricks
Williams
Hall
Gold
Sword
Woodson
Swett
Feazell
McCall
Shea
Brown
Miller
Brooks
Whitley
Peterson
PASS DEFENSE
Player ' Int
Weathers 1
Woodson 1
Gold 0
Totals 2
Team Stats I
First Downs
Rushes/Yards
Passing Yards
Offensive Plays
Total Offense
Return Yards
Comp/Att/int
Punts/Avg
Fumbles/Lost
Penalties/Yards
Time of Poss

Avg
27.3
27.3
Avg
19.4
4
16.8

Lg TD
43 0
43 0

Yds
97
4
101
Solo
5
5
3
5
5
5
4
4
3
3
1
0
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
Yds
44
0
0
44

Lg
78
4
78

TD
1
0
1

Ohio State.
The Wolverines' chance for their
first national crown in 49 years
became much better after Florida's
32-29 upset of No. 2 Florida State.
The Seminoles were previously
undefeated and ranked first in the
USA Today/ESPN coaches poll, a
spot that Michigan now owns.
If Florida State and Nebraska both
ended the season undefeated, the
two teams would have squared off in
the Orange Bowl with at least a
share of the national championship
on the line.
Now, even if the Cornhuskers beat
Colorado this Saturday and Texas
A&M the weekend after, they could
lose to either Tennessee or Penn
State in the Orange Bowl, each of
whom have lost once. And even if
Nebraska beats one of those teams,
the win might not be that impressive
considering its opponent's record.
It also hurts that the Cornhuskers
needed a miracle to slide by
unranked Missouri. The only
impressive win Nebraska can boast
of is an early-season win over
Washington, who now has two loss-
es.
The Wolverines have a command-
ing lead in the new AP top 25 poll,
garnering 69 of a possible 70 votes.
The Wolverines own 46 of the 62
first-place votes in the coaches poll.
GRIESE STILL DREAMING: You
have to give Michigan quarterback
Brian Griese credit. After two less-
than spectacular seasons and an
incident at a local bar that got him

temporarily removed from the team,
Griese made the decision to return
for his final year of eligibility with
the Wolverines even though he grad-
uated.
Saturday, Griese ended a terrific
regular season, completing 14 of 25
passes for 147 yards and no inter-
ceptions. But Griese said while an
undefeated season and Rose Bowl
berth are fantastic ways to end a
career, he hasn't reached his final
goal.
"Believe it or not, I haven't
achieved my dream yet," Griese
said. "I didn't come back not to win
the Rose Bowl. That was my goal
from the start."
Friday, Griese was named a final-
ist for the Davey O'Brien National
Quarterback Award, given annually
the nation's top signal caller. Other
finalists include Tennessee's Peyton
manning, Washington State's Ryan
leaf, UCLA's Cade McNown and
Kentucky's Tim Couch. The winner
will be announced on Dec. II as
part of the 1997 Home Depot
College Football Awards Show on
ESPN.
WOODSON'S RIVAL: Michigan's
Charles Woodson may be the best
cornerback in the nation, but he has
some pretty stiff competition from
Ohio State's Antoine Winfield.
The junior led the Buckeyes in
tackles with 10, including a touch-
down-saving tackle on Woodson.
Winfield also broke up a pass, but it
was his coverage and tackling abili-
ty that had people in the press box
raving.
THE PACKED HOUSE: Saturday's
crowd of 106,982 set a new single-
game attendance record in Michigan
Stadium. The previous record was
106,867 for the 1993 Michigan-
Ohio State game.
How did they pack so many more
people into the stadium? The Ohio
State band had a part in it, but the
Michigan Athletic Department
issued 1,097 media credentials
instead of the typical 700.
INJURY UPDATE: As Michigan
coach Lloyd Carr would say, the
Wolverines are "banged up."
Starting tailback Chris Howard left
with a concussion in the first half.
Starting offensive lineman Jeff
Backus missed most of the game
with a reinjured right ankle and tail-
back Clarence Williams was held
out of the game for the third straight
time.

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

Tot
7
7
6
5
5
5
5
4
4
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1

Lg
44
0
0
44

Brk-up
1
1
2
3

TD
1
0
0
I

I

Michigan
13
42/42
147
67
189
226
14/25/0
11/36.4
4/2
3/28
30:09

Ohio State
12
41/119
133
67
252
95
9/26/2
10/44.3
1/1
5/36
29:51

WARREN ZINN,
Ohio State comerback Antoine Winfield just misses Intercepting a pass intended for Michigan wide receiver Russell Shaw.
Winfield led the Buckeyes in tackles with 10.

SCORING SUMMARY
First Quarter
No Scoring

Michigan-
Michigan-

Second Quarter
- Thomas 1-yard run
(Baker kick), 6:22
- Woodson,
78-yard punt return,

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