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"So I was relaxing, drinking water
and chewing gum. Then somebody
told me to get loose again, and I was
like, 'Get loose again?"'
--Anthony Thomas on being reinsert-
ed into Saturday's game.
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By the way ...
Michigan's 48 points resulted in a total of
192 back flips by Michigan's cheerleaders,
an average of more than three back flips per
minute. And with only six cheerleaders mak-
ing the trip, that's an astounding 32 back
flips per cheerleader for the afternoon.
Spartans shut out of bowl opportunity by Nittany Lions
1st Quarter ____
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the lead on a 1t UH 3
yard field goal by
STATE COLLEGE (AP) - Eric picking off a pass by Bill Burke and
McCoo rushed for 206 yards, and running it back 55 yards for his first
David Macklin and Anthony King career touchdown in the first quarter
returned interceptions for touch- to put Penn State ahead 21-7.
downs as No. 23 Penn State beat King's 25-yard interception return
Michigan State 51-28 on Saturday to came on Michigan State's first series
strengthen its case for an eighth of the second half and put the Lions
straight Jan. 1 bowl. in front 42-14.
McCoo also scored a touchdown Macklin has six interceptions this
and Travis Forney kicked a career- season, tied for the Big Ten lead.
high five field goals LaVar Arrington
for the Nittany Lions tipped another pass by
(5-3 Big Ten, 8-3 over- Burke in the first quar-
all), who now have a *1 flR N ter, and Brandon Short
chance to go to the CONFERENCE picked it off to set up
Outback Bowl after the first of Mike
finishing their home Cerimele's two touch-
schedule unbeaten for the first time downs.
since 1994. Courtney Brown and Mac
Michigan State (4-4, 6-6), a team Morrison each had two of Penn
that beat Notre Dame and then-No. State's seven sacks.
1 Ohio State this year, still won't Brown has 11 1/2 for the year, and
qualify for a bowl after Saturday's Penn State's 47 this season leads the
loss. conference and ties the school
"We're not a 6-6 team," Michigan record.
State running back Sedrick Irvin Burke finished 17-of-44 for 286
said. "People might think I'm crazy yards and two touchdowns, but Inost
for saying this, but this is a top 15 of that came with the game decided.
team. The ball just didn't bounce our Irvin rushed for 76 yards and a
way this season." touchdown against a defense that
Macklin helped the Lions early, has not allowed a back to rush for
100 yards this season.
Cerimele's touchdown runs cov-
ered 2 and 31 yards. Forney booted a
pair of 37-yard field goals along
with kicks from 22, 40 and 23 yards.
Penn State's offense, ineffective
much of the first half, came through
with a 70-yard touchdown drive
right after Burke connected with
Plaxico Burress on a 61-yard touch-
down to cut the lead to 21-14.
Thompson was 4-for-4 for 52-
yards on the drive and McCoo
scored from the 5.
Thompson was 8-of-16 for 103
yards and no interceptions in just
over a half.
Julian Peterson scored Michigan
State's third touchdown by returning
a fumble 40 yards, and Chris Baker
caught a 6-yard touchdown pass
from Burke late in the fourth quarter.
Penn State coach Joe Paterno said
the Lions wanted to make amends
for last year's rout.
"I think their pride was hurt last
year, particularly the defensive kids,"
Paterno said. "We were more aggres-
sive and we were able to do a better
job of stopping the run. They've
played with a lot of emotion."
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makes its first
stop of the night
in the end zone.
Thomas rolls 38
yards for a score.
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Brady hits Tai
Streets for a 28-
yard TD pass.
a four-yard run.
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again, this time on
a 16yard rumble.
his second TO
pass, a six-yarder.
Henon in at
3d yards for a TD
(Feelys kick fails).
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Jauron Pigg score"
on a one-yard run.
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Thomas rans 80
yards for a TD.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -Tee Martin threw
for a touchdown and ran for another as the top-
ranked Volunteers routed Vanderbilt 41-0 on
If Tennessee (8-0 Southeastern Conference, II-
0 overall) beats Mississippi State in the SEC title
game next weekend, the Vols will probably get to
play for the national championship in the Fiesta
he Vols are currently No. I in the Bowl
Campionship Series rankings, ahead of two
other undefeated teams, UCLA and Kansas State.
The top two teams in the BCS standings will meet
in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 4.
UCLA and Kansas State each have a game left
next Saturday. The Bruins play at No. 19 Miami,
while Kansas State meets No. 6 Texas A&M for
the Big 12 championship in St. Louis.
Tennessee intercepted four passes, recovered
two fumbles and converted those turnovers into
*oints to beat Vanderbilt (1-7, 2-9) for the 16th
SOUTHERN CAL 10, No. 9 NOTRE DAME 0:
With its quarterback sidelined, Notre Dame fig-
ured it had no choice but to run against Southern
The Trojans knew it, and stacked their defense
"You know, it's hard to run when they basical-
ly know you're going to run," Notre Dame coach
Bob Davie said.
Notre Dame hurt its own cause by committing
ff turnovers, and managed only 217 yards in
toTl offense - 182 below its previous average.
Southern Cal scored on a 2-yard bootleg by
freshman quarterback Carson Palmer, capping a
64-yard, five-play drive.
No. 17 GEORGIA TECH 21, No. 12 GEORGIA
19: Brad Chambers kicked a 35-yard field goal
with two seconds remaining as Georgia Tech (9-2)
ended a seven-year losing streak against Georgia
The Yellow Jackets, co-champions of the
* ntic Coast Conference, had not beaten
Georgia since 1990, losing the last three years by
a combined margin of 13 points. Joe Hamilton,
to No. 1; Trojans shut out Notre Dame
ricanes; Texas running back Williams breaks Dorsett's NCAA rushing record
who committed three turnovers, redeemed him-
self by directing a nine-play, 52-yard drive that set
up the second field goal of the game by
The Bulldogs called two straight timeouts hop-
ing to distract Chambers, who earlier had missed
a 37-yarder. But his final kick sailed straight
down the middle.
No. 16 VIRGINIA 36, No. 20 VIRGINIA TECH
32: Ahmad Hawkins caught a 47-yard touchdown
pass from Aaron Brooks with 2:01 remaining to
cap a big second-half comeback by Virginia.
The Cavaliers, who overcame a 29-7 halftime
deficit, marched 93 yards in six plays forthe win-
Virginia (9-2) is going to the Peach Bowl, while
Virginia Tech (8-3) is still waiting for a bowl bid.
Officials from the Music City and Gator bowls
were among those on hand.
No. 21 SYRACUSE 66, No. 19 MIAMI (FLA.):
Donovan McNabb ran for three touchdowns and
threw for two as the Orangemen won the Big East
title and earned a berth in the Bowl Championship
Series. Syracuse (6-1, 8-3), which will play in the
Orange Bowl or Sugar Bowl, scored the most
points against Miami (5-2, 7-3) since the
Hurricanes lost to the Orangemen 56-16 in 1970.
It was Miami's second-largest margin of defeat
behind a 70-14 loss to Texas A&M in 1944.
WILLIAMS SETS RECORD: As the field opened
up before him, Ricky Williams smiled. The record
The Texas star became the leading rusher in
Division I-A history Friday in the Longhorns' 26-
24 victory over No. 6 Texas A&M. Williams' daz-
zling 60-yard run in the first quarter smashed the
22-year-old record held by 1976 Heisman Trophy
winner Tony Dorsett.
"It was vintage Ricky," Texas center Russell
Gaskamp said. "What a great way to break the
Williams, the favorite to win the Heisman
Trophy, finished with 259 yards on 44 carries,
giving him a career total of 6,279 yards.
Dorsett rushed for 6,082 at Pittsburgh from
Texas' Ricky Williams set the Division I-A rushing record Friday on a 60-yard touchdown run in Friday's
victory over Texas A&M.
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Thomas accounted for Michigan's first score of
the game, a 38-yard jaunt in the first quarter.
For closure, Thomas also notched the final
Michigan score in fourth quarter with an 80-yard
touchdown sprint after Carr decided to return the
starters to quench any chance of a Rainbow upset.
"I didn't care about the bowl" rankings, Carr
said. "I wanted to gain control of the game so we
could have the opportunity to play as many kids
as we could."
Although Carr managed to get a lot of lesser-
known faces into the game, the more familiar
ones did most of the scoring. Wide receiver Tai
Streets scored two touchdowns. The first one in
the first quarter came on a 28-yard slant pass
from Tom Brady.
His second score was the play that every team
has undoubtedly been prepared for but still cannot
stop - the fade pattern to the comer of the end
zone. Streets hauled in the six-yard pass for
Michigan's final tally of the first half.
"Any time the ball is in the air, I think that it's
my ball," Streets said. "That's how a receiver
Streets caught five Brady passes on the night
and picked up 90 yards. Brady completed 9 of 10
passes and finished with 142,yards after playing
virtually just one half of football.
Even the Michigan punt and kick return game
looked good against the Rainbows. Marcus
Knight had his best return game with 75 punt
return yards. Freshman Walter Cross returned
kicks for the first time and racked up 59 yards on
two returns. Hayden Epstein, while continuing to
boot kickoffs out of the end zone, also handled the
punting duties and averaged 40.3 yards per punt.
In short, almost everything worked for
Michigan. And with the offensive explosion Carr
had an opportunity to play some of the freshmen
and give others playing time.
Freshman quarterback Drew Henson played for
a short time in the first half and most of the sec-
ond half. Early in the third quarter Henson
dropped back to pass but opted to keep the ball
and scampered along the sideline for a 34-yard
"The main thing is that we wanted to improve
as a football team," Carr said.
The only thing that may have failed the
Wolverines on Saturday was the pass defense. The
Warriors racked up 328 yards in the air and quar-
terback Dan Robinson connected with a wide-
open Eleu Kane on a 22-yard touchdown pass in
the third quarter.
Later in the fourth quarter, the Warriors
marched down the field and scored on a one-yard,
fourth down touchdown run by Jauron Pigg.
But with the loss, Hawai'i finished the season
with no wins and currently owns the nation's
longest NCAA Division I losing streak at 18
games. The Wolverines, on the other hand, await
judgment on a bowl game. Currently, the Citrus
Bowl in Orlando, Fla,. on Jan. 1 looks like the
But hey, why worry about that just yet? After
all, it's Hawai'i.
"It's very fun out here," Streets said. "Just look-
ing around, it's so beautiful out here. I have to
come back and visit more often."
Sept. 5 at Notre Dame (36-20, ND)
Sept. 12 Syracuse (38-28, Syr.)
Sept. 19 Eastem Michigan (59-20, M)
Sept. 26 Michigan State (29-17, M)
Oct. 3 at lowa (12-9, M)
Oct. 17 at Northwestem(12-6, M)
Oct. 24 Indiana (21-10, M)
Oct. 31 at Minnesota (15-10, M)
Nov. 7 Penn State (27-0,rM)
Nov. 14 Wisconsin (27-10, M)
Nov. 21 at Ohio State (31-16, OSU)
Nov. 28 at Hawaii (48-17, M)
Aaron Shea and the rest of the Wolverines' offense were able to keep the Rainbow Warriors off of their
backs Saturday night.