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N.Y. YANKEES 8, COLORADO 3.
Toronto 5 Florida 1
Los Angeles 4,
SAN DIEGO 3
N.Y. Mets 7,
Philadelphia 5
St. Louis 8,
CINCINNATI 7

Atlanta 7.
MONTREAL 4
CHICAGO 5,
Pittsburgh 2
HOUSTON 7.
Milwaukee 1

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Check out the Michigan soccer team this weekend. The
11th-ranked Wolverines face Massachusetts today at
p.m., and they also play on Sunday at 2 p.m. Both ga
will take place at the Michigan Soccer Field.

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While Michigan's loss at Notre Dame last week devastated fans, the Wolverines have been there
before. Since the last-second loss to Colorado ini 1994 Michigan has faced its share of heartbreak- *
ing defeats, but nearly every time, the Wolverines have rebounded with a victory. Michigan's
rebound record since the Hail Mary game? 10-1.

Date

Result

Sept. 24, 1994

Colorado 27
Michigan 26

Key Events
Colorado QB Kordell
Stewart launches a
Hail Mary prayer,
which WR Michael
Westbrook answers
as time expires.

Next Game: Michigan 29, Iowa 14

Nov. 19, 1994

Ohio St. 22
Michigan 6

Michigan K Remy RmiM
Hamilton has a Colorado 1994
fourth-quarter field
goal blocked, securing
John Cooper's only Ohio State
victory over Michigan.

Next Game: Mich. 24, Colo. St. 14

MARGARET MYERS/Daily
Hard-hitting Tommy Hendricks plans to continue laying licks this week against Syracuse. After a subpar game last week when
they allowed 30 second-half points, the Michigan defense contends it is ready to lay out the Orangemen.
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memories o COlorado 94

Oct. 7, 1995 Northwestern 19 Northwestern FB Matt Hartl catches
Michigan 13 the go-ahead touchdown in the
fourth quarter after Brian Griese
throws an interception, ruining a 5-0
Next Game: Mich. 34, Indiana 17 Michigan start.
Nov. 4, 1995 Michigan St. 28 Charles Woodson gambles and lets a
Michigan 25 late-game Tony Banks pass go through
his fingers, allowing Michigan State
Next Game: Mich. 5, Purdue 0 to continue its game-winning drive.
Oct. 5, 1996 Northwestern 17 Brian Gowins kicks a 39-yard field
Michigan 16 goal as time expires, capping a
comeback from a 16-0 tourth-quarter
Next Game: Mich. 27, Indiana 20 deficit.
Nov. 9, 1996 Purdue 9 Michigan NT/FB William Carr
Michigan 3 fumbles at the Purdue 1-yard
line just before halftime,
shifting momentum to the
Next Game: Penn St. 29, Mich. 17 Boilermakers.

By Mark Snyder
Daily Sports Editor
Attempting to predict the
Michigan game plan for tomorrow's
matchup with Syracuse at 3:30 p.m.
should not be difficult.
After all, this is a familiar position
for the Wolverines.
Coming off a brutal loss -
whether to a traditional foe or to an
upstart - Michigan traditionally
responds in superior fashion.
So, it has been determined, the
identity of this week's foe matters lit-
tIe. After all, with destiny on their
side, why should the Wolverines care
about Syracuse quarterback
Donovan McNabb?
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr knows
why.
"There isn't a way he doesn't test
you," Carr said earlier -this week
about the Heisman trophy candidate.
"He's very reminiscent of Kordell
Stewart."
Ah, Kordell. Michigan fans who
are about to witness their first foot-
ball game in the Big House may not
remember Colorado's devil incar-
nate. But for the 106,427 spectators
at Michigan Stadium on Sept. 24,

1994 Carr strode the Michigan side-
lines that day as the defensive coor-
dinator the name 'Kordell' tears at
the very heart of the Wolverines.
Like McNabb, Stewart was an
agile quarterback, able to create the
spectacular from a broken play.
His explosion came in the form of
a bomb. Stewart's 64-yard, last-sec-
ond connection with Michael
Westbrook began a four-season
string of heartbreaking defeats, cul-
minating with last week's loss at
Notre Dame. .
But each time, Michigan has
fought back with a vengeance. Six
days of sorrow can do wonders, and
the Wolverines have borne this out.
Since the Colorado heartbreaker
four years ago, Michigan's rebound
record is 10-1. The mark speaks to
the adjustment ability of the
Michigan coaches, but a deeper
examination begs the question:*Why
did the losses occur in the first place
- and more importantly - how
long will it stay with the Wolverines?
With the examination of last
week's game a sore spot, co-captain
Jon Jansen put the latter question to
rest upon leaving Notre Dame

Stadium.
"We'll use the same theory as last
year - it was 24 hours to celebrate,"
he said last Saturday. "This year it'll
be 24 hours to look at this."
When Sunday's period of mourn-
ing expired, the bleak picture barely
improved. The film of McNabb's
scrambles and the vaunted Syracuse
offense scrolled by like a horror
film.
The Orangemen ran up 33 points
and more than 400 yards of total
offense on Tennessee last week with
the bulk of the production emerging
from the quarterback position.
McNabb's 300-yard passing day
far exceeded his previous accom-
plishments, not to mention his 78
percent accuracy in Syracuse's one-
point defeat.
So Michigan is left to plan for the
unpredictable. Wherever No. 5
moves, the Michigan defense will
travel - at least nose tackle Rob
Renes hopes so.
"If you don't get I3l guys to the
ball," he said warily, "they'll get
through on the other end."
Fortunately for Michigan, the
See SYRACUSE, Page 15A

Jan. 1, 1997
(Outback Bowl)

Alabama 17
Michigan 14

Alabama DT Dwayne
Rudd picks off Griese
and runs 88 yards for
a TD, assuring
Michigan another
four-loss season.

Next Game: Mich. 27, Colorado 3

Sept. 5, 1998

Notre Dame 36
Michigan 20

The Michigan defense
allows 30 points after
halftime as Notre
Dame TB Autry
Denson runs for 163 yards.

Next Game: Michigan vs. Syracuse

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THE MATCHUPS
Syracuse too much to overcome

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By Sharat Raju
Daily Sports Editor
This week, everyone will learn just
how smart the Michigan football pro-
gram is.
One of the basic fundamenmN of
acquiring knowledge is learning from
one's mistakes. With everything that
went wrong last Saturday against Notre
Dame, the 13th-ranked Wolverines (0-
1) have a great deal of learning to do.
And No. 19 Syracuse (0-1) is pre-
pared to take Michigan to school if the
Wolverines haven't learned anything.
For the first home game of the sea-
son, here are the matchups:
MICHIGAN PASSING OFFENSE VS.
SYRACUSE PASSING DEFENSE
Quarterback Tom Brady showed con-
fidence and poise last week in his first-
ever start. If he continues to utilize both
wide receivers Tai Streets (101 yards)
and Marcus Knight (126 yards), his
success should follow.
Brady also had success throwing to
is running backs out of the backfield,

along with running the slant and screen
passes.
But one thing Brady did not do was
find tight end Jerame Tuman - Brian
Griese's favorite target a year ago. The
Fighting Irish appeared prepared for the
naked bootleg play in which Tuman
drags across the field and sits wide
open behind the defense.
If the Orangemen sniff this play out,
then their defense will receive a big
boost. Otherwise, Michigan will have
success against a meriocre pass
defense.
Edge: MICHIGAN.
MICHIGAN RUSHING OFFENSE VS.
SYRACUSE RUSHING DEFENSE
Last week, Clarence Williams' num-
bers looked good - inflated by a 58-
yard run against the Irish. But for the
most part, both Williams and Anthony
Thomas were bottled up, especially in
the red zone, and were unable to hit
paydirt.a
Perhaps this weekend both will see

more success for the Michigan back-
field. Unlike Notre Dame, with its huge
defensive line, the Orangemen aren't
known for their defense, and yielded
390 yards last week.
The one notable on Syracuse's
defense is sophomore linebacker
Morlon Greenwood, named to last
year's freshman all-America team.
The Wolverines will win the war'
the trenches and should pound the
Syracuse defensive linemen into the
ground. Either Williams, Thomas or
freshman Justin Fargas will have a big
game.
Edge: MICHIGAN.
SYRACUSE PASSING OFFENSE VS.
MICHIGAN PASSING DEFENSE
As bad as Syracuse is on defense,
they more than make up for it on
offense. Quarterback DonoO
McNabb is an absolute phenomenon.
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr raved about
watching McNabb on tape, marveling
at his complete athletic ability.
McNabb' played basketball for the
Orangemen until this season. He is now
a bona fide superstar and a Heisman
Trophy candidate, concentrating only
1n football.
See MATCHUPS, Page i1

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