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Staff Picks
CONFERENCE
All picks made against the spread
MICHIGAN (-10.5) vs. Syracuse
Notre Dame (-7.0) at Michigan Sta
Arizona State (-6.5) at Brigham You
Florida (-44) vs. NE Louisiana
Florida State (-25) at N.C. State
Iowa (-27.5) at Iowa State
Mississippi (-3.5) vs. Auburn
Nebraska (-23) at California
Ohio State (-37) vs. Toledo
Penn State (-38) vs. Bowling Green
CLA (.10.5) vs. Texas
Best Bet
We will have a guest selector
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Syracus
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MICHIGAN PASSING OFFENS
Consistent p1
secondary.
Edge: Michig
MICHIGAN RUSHING OFFENS
Michigan's bi
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Edge; Michig
SYRACUSE PASSING OFFEW
McNabb's efficient passing and be
talent will run wild all over Michig
Edge: Syracuse
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SYRACUSE RUSHING OFFENI
Best option offense in the country
the top fullback in the country.
Edge: Syracuse
SPEC
No comment.
Edge: Syracuse
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Defending ch
Stadium - S
Edge: Michig
PREDICTION: SYRA

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Notre Dame
Arizona State
N.E. Louisiana
Florida State
Iowa
Mississippi
California'
Ohio State
Penn State}
Texas
Notre Dame

Syracuse
Notre Dame
Arizona State
Florida
Florida State
Iowa
Mississippi
Nebraska
Ohio State
Bowling Green
UCLA
Notre Dame

MARK
SNYDER
Syracuse
Notre Dame
Arizona State
Florida
Florida State
Iowa State
Auburn
Nebraska"
Toledo
Penn State
UCLA
UCLA

Michigan
Notre Dame.
Brigham Young
Florida .
N.C. State
Iowa State,
Auburn
California-
Toledo
Bowling Green
Texas
Michigan

PROF. RALPH
WIWAMS

'M' remembers Kordell

SYRACUSE
Continued from Page 12A
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
Wolverines, though.
"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-

fidence.
Confidence that the "Michigan
defense" will return to contain
McNabb.
Confidence that last Saturday was
an aberration and the basic elements
missing last week - kicking, tack-
ling and scoring - will thrive once
again.
And confidence that the rebound
will be in true Michigan fashion -
an attempt to prove the naysayers
wrong.
"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-
form tomorrow.
"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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ATCHUPS
SE VS. SYRACUSE PASSING DEFENSE
ay for Brady is the key against a mediocre
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g linemen don't have to contend with a
efensive line.
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SE VS. MICHIGAN PASSING DEFENSE

oundless athletic
Ban's defense.

MATCHUPS
Continued from Page 12A
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,
either.
And if the Wolverines don't figure
out how to defend that option pass then
it will be a long day at Michigan
Stadium.
EDGE: SYRACUSE
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.
EDGE: SVRACISE
SPECIAL TEAMS
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
miserably.
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.
EDGE: SYRACUSE
INTANGIBLES
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
country.
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.
EDGE: MICHIGAN.
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
MICHIGAN 31

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MARGARET MYERS/Daly
Despite an un-Anthony Thomas-like performance against Notre Dame, carryIng10
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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ENTRIES TAKEN:
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ENTRY FEE:
$70 per team
MANAGER'S MEETING:
MANDATORY
Weds 9/16,6:00 PM, IMSB
PLAY BEGINS:
Thurs 9/17
Mitchell Fields

3-On-3
BASKETBALL
ENTRIES TAKEN:
Monday 9/14 ONLY
11:00 AM to 5:30 PM, IMSB
ENTRY FEE:
$40 per team
MANAGER'S MEETING:
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Weds 9/16,7:00 PM, IMSi
PLAY BEGINS:
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MANAGER'S MEETING:
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Thurs 9/17,6:00 PM, JMSB
TOURNAMENT BEGINS:
Friday 9/18
Palmer Tennis Courts

ENTRIES TAKEN:
Monday 9/21 ONLY
11:00 AM to 4:30 PM, IMSB
ENTRY FEE:
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MANAGER'S MEETING:
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Weds 9/23,6:00 PM, IMSB
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