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The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - October 5, 1997 - 5B

GAME STATISTICS

Lawaits results of
ISRI; third down

PASSING
Player
Rodgers
Haniford
Totals
RUSHING
Player
Hogan
Johnson
Haniford
Grubbs
Rodgers
Totals

C-A
15-24
4-7
19-31

Yds
115
26
141

Att
13
4
2
2
6
27

Yds
32
9
3
1
-29
16

Avg
2.5
2.3
1.5
.5
-4.8
.6

RECEIVING
Player No.
Gall 6
Maxwell 3
Conner 3
Johnson 2
Hogan 1
Paul 1
Klusmeyer 1
Ballou 1
Floyd 1
Totals 19
PUNTING
Player
Sutkowski

Yds Avg
50 8.3
22 7.3
15 5.0
7 3.5
24 24.0
13 13.0
7 7.0
2 2.0
1 1.0
141 7.4
No. Yds
6 304

TD
0
0
0
Lg
12
5
2
5
2
12
Lg
23
9
10
4
24
13
7
2
1
24
Avg
50.7
gLg
0 11
0 11

Int
2
0
2
TD
0
0
0
0
0
0
TD
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Lg
72
TD
0
0

KICKOFF RETURNS

WARREN ZINN/Daily
Freshman tallback Patrick McCall is shown here rushing for his first collegiate touchdown, a three-yard gallup, which put
Michigan ahead, 31-0, at halftime. The Wolverines' running game showed great variety as eight players carried the ball Saturday.
Buckeyes shut down Banks,
Iowa in Big Ten's first big battle

Player
Glaser
Total

No.
1
1

Yds
11
11

Avg
11.c
11..

By Nicholas J. Cotsonika
Daily Sports Editor
COLUMBUS - As Ohio State's
defense swarmed around Ohio Stadium
and smothered Iowa Saturday, all the
gaudy statistics the Hawkeyes had
accumulated earlier in the season sud-
denly seemed meaningless.
The seventh-ranked Buckeyes domi-
nated the nation's top offense, thrashing
the 11 th-ranked Hawkeyes, 23-7,
before 92,536 in the first of a series of
Big Ten showdowns.
The Buckeyes (5-0), who travel to
No. 2 Penn State next weekend, con-
trolled the ball better than they have all
season and overcame a week of distrac-
tions caused by the arrest this past
Sunday of freshman wide receiver Ken-
Yon Rambo. They were too stem a test
for the Hawkeyes (4-1), whose four
previous opponents had a combined
record of 2-13 entering the day.
Heisman Trophy hopeful Tavian
Banks can run 40 yards in less than 4.4
seconds but never got to use his speed
at running back for Iowa, constantly
crashing into a sea of scarlet and gray.
He was the nation's rushing leader
prior to the game with 835 yards -
223 more than Ohio State's team total
- and had an average of 9.1 yards per
carry.
But neither he nor the rest of the
Hawkeyes, who had led the nation in
total offense (567.75 yards) and scoring
(55.3 points), had faced a defense that
included the likes of linebacker Andy
Katzenmoyer.

Three times in the first series alone,
Katzenmoyer knifed through blocks to
nail Banks and stop him for no gain or
a loss. Banks gained just 11 yards on 10
carries in the first half.
Quarterback Matt Sherman, rated
second in the nation in pass efficiency,
was just 6 for 1 I for 75 yards in the first
half. And Tony Collins, who was aver-
aging a nation's-best 24.3 yards per
punt return, didn't get a chance to
return one in the first half.
The Buckeyes squirmed through
their own problems to win again.
After police responded last Sunday
to reports of gunfire and fighting at a
party several Buckeyes were attending,
Rambo was taken into custody and
charged with resisting arrest, disorderly
conduct and drug abuse. A substance
found in his possession tested positive
for marijuana, police said Friday.
Cooper criticized police regarding the
incident this week and defended his
players, including Rambo, who has three
receptions for 62 yards on the season.
But Cooper did not defend the
Buckeyes for their on-field perfor-
mances.
Entering Saturday's game, the
Buckeyes had fumbled a Big Ten-worst
13 times, losing the ball eight times,
and had amassed a slew of penalties.
Their offensive line had also allowed
a league-high 17 sacks for 131 yards in
losses and had been unable to create
holes of much size, which was a big
reason why Ohio State ranked next-to-
worst in league rushing with an average

of 3.4 yards per carry.
Things were a little better on
Saturday. Rambo played, though he did
not have a reception.
The Buckeyes fumbled three times
and lost one, while the Hawkeyes fum-
bled twice in the fourth quarter alone,
losing one. Neither Ohio State quarter-
backs, Stanley Jackson or Joe
Germaine, were sacked.
Ohio State took a 10-0 lead into the
locker room on a 36-yard field goal
from Dan Stultz with 13 minutes I1
seconds remaining in the second quar-
ter and a one-yard touchdown run from
tailback Michael Wiley with 38 sec-
onds remaining.
Iowa's best chance to score in the
first half came on a field goal attempt
by Zach Bromert with 8:29 to go. Ohio
State's Percy King broke through the
line and blocked it, highlighting a dis-
mal half for the Hawkeyes, who could
only muster 94 yards of total offense.
In the second half, the Buckeyes
scored again when quarterback Jackson
threw a six-yard touchdown pass to
wide receiver David Boston with 10:35
remaining. Their lead only increased to
16, however, because Stultz's point after
attempt sailed wide left.
Stultz also missed a 36-yard field
goal in the fourth quarter. Iowa cut the
lead to nine with 7:39 remaining in the
third quarter on a four-yard touchdown
reception from Sherman to tight end
Austin Wheatley. A 10-yard run by
Wiley with 3:13 left in the game closed
out the scoring.

DEFENSE
Player Solo
Robinson 10
Jones 7
Supernaw 6
El Randel 6
McGrath 5
Lamar 5
Gregory 4
Abruzzo 3
King 3
Shaw 3
Czap 2
Mandina 2
Warnecke 2
Goodman 2
Ogunleye 1
Spencer 1
Gall 1
Browning 1
Bramel 1
Haywood 1
Clancy 1
Eloms 1
Williams 0
PASS DEFENSE
Player Int Yds
Ogunleye 0 0
Randel El 0 0
Spencer 0 0
Eloms 0 0

Asst
6
1
1
1
1
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Tot
16
8
7
7
6
6
4
4
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

Lng
0
0
0
0

Brk-up
2
1
1
I

TD
0
0
0
0

Indiana
Sept. 6, North Carolina L 6-23
Sept. 13 BALL STATE W 33-6
Sept. 20 KENTUCKY L 7-49
Sept. 27 Wisconsin L 26-27
Oct. 4 MICHIGAN L 0-37
Oct. 11 MICHIGAN STATE
Oct. 18 Ohio State
Oct. 25 Iowa
Nov. 1 ILLINOIS
Nov. 15 Minnesota
Nov. 22 PURDUE
HOME GAMES IN CAPS
At a glance
Key Performers
For Michigan, Brian Griese complet-
ed 16 of 26 passes for 204 yards
and one touchdown. Tailback Chris
Howard caught a Michigan season-
high seven passes for 65 yards and
ran for a touchdown.
Key Play
With the game scoreless in the first
quarter and after Indiana had com-
pleted back-to-back 20-plus-yard
passes, quarterback Jay Rodgers
and tailback De'Wayne Hogan
botched a handoff ending the
Hoosiers' best scoring threat of the
day.
Big Ten Standings
Team Conf. Overall
Wisconsin 2-0 5-1
Ohio State 1-0 5-0
Michigan 1-0 4.0
Michigan State 1-0. 40
Penn State 1-0 .40
Purdue 1-0 3-1
Iowa 1-1 .41
Minnesota 0-1 2-3
Northwestern 0-2 2-4
Indiana 0-2 1-4
Illinois 0-2 0-5

MARGARET MYERS/Uaily
liana get anything substantial on offense. The Hoosiers' longest drive was the first
t 36 yards. It was stopped by the Wolverines on downs at the Michigan 44-yard line.

mi loses third straight;
[as remain unbeaten
ilt with Ohio State

AP PHOTO
Ohio State's defense led by linebacker Andy Katzenmoyer held Iowa's Heisman Trophy hopeful Tavlan Banks, who averaged
over 200 yards per game on the ground, to a season-low 84 yards rushing in the Buckeyes' 23-7 victory

o do this in his life and I've gotten
an do it two weeks in a row," said
)avenport, who had kicked a 43-
rarder, also with six seconds remain-
ing, to beat Indiana, 27-26, last
veek.
In Chamnaign. the Illini (0-2. 0-5)

first 100-yard rushing game this year
as Penn State .(1-0, 4-0) gained 548
yards and averaged 7.8 yards per
play.
Todd Schultz matched a career
high with three touchdown passes in
East Lansing.

RUMORE
Continued from Page lB
has worked with and developed both
collegiate and nrofessional auarter-

rushing, and only had seven by the end
of the third quarter. Indiana's passing
game had a little more luck, amassing
153 total passing yards. But Rodgers
was sacked four time nd nicked off

Hoosiers' running game.
"You get into the Big Ten, and the
linemen are stronger and bigger,"
Michigan defensive end Glen Steele
aid. "NotreDame's mms mwre rell

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