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MICHIGAN PASSING OFFENS
MICHIGAN RUSHING OFFENS
SYRACUSE PASSING OFFEW
McNabb's efficient passing and be
talent will run wild all over Michig
SYRACUSE RUSHING OFFENI
Best option offense in the country
the top fullback in the country.
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other end is where most of last
week's defense came from.
Emerging cornerback James
Whitley led the entire defense in
tackles last week, while snagging the
prettiest interception of week one.
Should Whitley McNabb another
pass this week, the holes in the
defense may begin to close quickly
for the Syracuse quarterback.
Preparing for the option attack has
not been a easy task for these
"From the standpoint of having a
rabbit to chase (in practice) it hurts,
Renes said. "But when you have a
Michigan defense ..."
Throughout the week, that's been
the Michigan attitude: cautious con-
Confidence that the "Michigan
defense" will return to contain
Confidence that last Saturday was
an aberration and the basic elements
missing last week - kicking, tack-
ling and scoring - will thrive once
And confidence that the rebound
will be in true Michigan fashion -
an attempt to prove the naysayers
"It doesn't matter what is said in
the press," Jansen said.
Carr, whose disdain for the press
is equally documented, maintains
faith in his team and how it will per-
"There isn't any doubt in my mind
they'll respond to a tough loss," said
the man who remembers Kordell.
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e offense is just too much for Blue
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ay for Brady is the key against a mediocre
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g linemen don't have to contend with a
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And with two quality receivers in
Quinton Spotwood and Kevin Johnson,
his numbers are staggering: 300 yards
passing, two touchdowns and 78.6 pass
percentage against Tennessee, McNabb
is the owner of seven Syracuse records
and is second in six other categories.
Granted, Tennessee really has no
defense to speak of and McNabb
exploited the Volunteers. Rut Michigan
showed last week that they don't have
much in the way of pass coverage,
And if the Wolverines don't figure
out how to defend that option pass then
it will be a long day at Michigan
SYRACUSE RUSHING OFFENSE VS.
MICHIGAN RUSHING DEFENSE
McNabb's passing efficiency is prob-
ably the deadliest part of his attack. His
rushing ability is a close second.
He was held to a mere 17 yards last
week, but that doesn't matter. He's got
help in the backfield from Rob Konrad,
the top fullback in the country, Carr
said. Kyle McIntosh and Dee Brown
are the two other threats out of the
backfield, running the option.
Michigan's defense, heralded last
year as the best in the country, now has
a chance to really prove itself. If the
Wolverines can shut down Syracuse
most everyone will be believers again.
But if the Wolverines who made
Jarious Jackson look good last week
show up again, McNabb will be handed
the Heisman Trophy immediately fol-
lowing tomorrow's game.
Some may say that special teams lost
the game last week for Michigan with
four failed field goals - three missed
and one blocked. The Wolverines also
fumbled on a kick return and punted
Syracuse, on the other hand, has a
fabulous punter. Doug Dankin averages
over 40 yards per punt and is invaluable
in the field position battle.
This one is a no-brainer.
Syracuse is coming off a heart-break-
ing, one-point loss to the Volunteers.
With the exciting McNabb leading
them, the Orangemen are capable of
beating pretty much anyone in the
Michigan, however, has the unusual
position of having its back to the wall
just one game into the season. With a
capacity crowd in the newly renovated
stadium replete with two enormous
scoreboards, the Wolverines have a lot
going for them off the field.
Not to mention that this is the first
time the defending national champions
will be on the field since thwarting
Ohio State last November.
Which Michigan team will show up
to play? The team everyone was talking
about, the one with the defense that is
even better than last year's? Or will the
one that made the trip to Notre Dame
rear its ugly head?
Well, signs indicate that last week's
team is, in fact, this season's team.
Therefore, in a defenseless contest both
teams will run up the score on big plays
and missed assignments.
And any game with a high score will
certainly favor the Orangemen.
PREDICTION: SYRACUSE 38
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times for just 16 yards, the Michigan running attack was Impressive. The
Wolverines will need a strong ground game again this week to defeat Syracuse.
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