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Septeber 26, 1998 -

6 - The Michigan Daily - Football Saturday - September 26, 1998

FEATU RE

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QUICK INFO

There seem to be similarities: Both house college campuses, both are Big Ten schools and both just love football season.
But Ann Arbor and East Lansing, two cities in the same state, couldn't be more different.

No new State News
in East Lansing:
Cows still in control
bokars are full, the libraries are empty, there's not a
fbokto be found anywhere and the cows are causing
another traffic jam at Grand River and Hagadorn.
Yep, it's another Wednesday in East Lansing.
You might think things would be a little bit different this
week - what with the Spartans preparing to play Michigan
in today's game - but, in fact, nothing's changed in and
around what might be the best Agricultural College in
Ingham County. Fourteen wayward sixth-year seniors guard
Sparty with eggs and BB guns. Johnny Spirit is waving his
pom-pons in the face of four terrified freshmen girls. An
aroma of manure wafts gently in from Munn Field.
Ahh, East Lansing.
It's really too bad that this year's game is in Ann Arbor -
it's so much more fun when the Wolverines win in Spartan
Stadium. Inside the Big House, victory for the host is expect-
ed. Humdrum, even. Happens most weeks. It'd happen even
more if Michigan State came to town every week.
Actually, Ann Arbor gets a bit of an unfair reputation on
this one. State students think the city is boring. "No parties"
they say. The fact of the matter is, there are plenty of parties
in Ann Arbor - Michigan students just tend not to burn fur-
niture during them. So they don't make the nightly news.
"Everyone's studying" they say.
Well, it's all relative, I say. Truthfully,
I can understand the Michigan State
point of view on this one. Why
would any Spartan study? How much
practice do you need to learn how to
milk a cow?
And when the neighbors down in
JIM Ann Arbor are always doing the
ROSE important things - building comput-
Rose ers, designing skyscrapers, making
Beef the sling that Mateen Cleaves wears
on his shoulder - why even try to
compete? Better for the average
Michigan State undergrad to concentrate on more practical
uses of time - finding the computer's "ON" switch, for
example, or building sturdy loft ladders, or carrying Cleaves'
books for him because his shoulder's in a sling.
This year, more than ever, East Lansing suffers a serious
hit. Munn Field, formerly Home of the Big Ten's Best
I ailgate Parties, has been relegated to Munn Field, Home of
the Big Ten's Worst Intramural Football Teams (ask State
News staffers about last year's debacle against The Michigan
Daily).
Last spring, in a well-planned show of unity normally seen
only in groups such as the Michigan Militia, State students
rose up in protest of the unfair Munn ruling. Bound and
determined to show Michigan State president Peter
McPherson once and for all that, Yes, State students are
mature enough to rally together responsibly with safety in
mind, hundreds of Spartans did what they do every week-
night: They threw a party. A good-old, East Lansing, in-the-
streets, video-cameras-rolling party.
This time, however, they did it with the police.
The police weren't necessarily invited, per se, but they sure
became a part of it once they started getting hit with glass
bottles, pig troughs and cow prodders.
Now, I don't know much, but I've seen my fair share of
protests here in Ann Arbor - and generally, inciting the local
police force is not the best way to go about creating change.
You might try writing slogans in chalk.
And so, with personal safety now an issue in East Lansing
(not to mention the smell), I suppose it is a good thing, after.
all, that the game is in Ann Arbor this weekend. And with
two full weeks to prepare - the Spartans didn't play last
week - there's a good chance that several Michigan State
grads remembered to ask their bosses at McDonald's or
Burger King for the day off today.
- Jim Rose is proud to live in Ann Arbor and can be
reached atjwose@,unich.edu

THE 'CTY' MATCHUPS
CITIZENRY

Ann Arbor ain t so

bad

- well, then

Michigan State
Records: 7-5 (4-4 Big Ten) last year,
1-2 this year
Coach: Nick Saban, fourth year
Last meeting: Michigan 23,
Michigan State 7; Oct. 25, 1997
Overall series: Mich. leads ( 59-26-5)
Key players
QB Bill Burke, Jr.
TB Sedrick Irvin, Jr.
WR Plaxico Burress, So.
MICHIGAN
LEADERS

m

-w

A2

The two-dee

Ann Arbor has intellectuals, writers, engineers, doctors
and Shakey Jake.
Michigan State has sheep.
Edge: Ann Arbor

PARTY SCENES

Whatever Ann Arbor has, there ain't no party like a
couch-burning party, because a couch-burning party
don't stop.
Edge: East Lansing

East
Lansing

TAILGATING

A2

Ohhhh, so sorry. No more tailgating at Munn Field.
Edge: Ann Arbor

FORMER COACHES

A2

Michigan State has Biggie Munn.
Michigan has Bo Schembechler, who reportedly eats
Biggie Fries with a Biggie Shake.
Edge: Ann Arbor

INTANGIBLES

Ann Arbor has the Naked Mile, coffee shops and body
piercings. East Lansing has free experimental ice
cream given away by dairy students.
Edge: East Lansing

East
Lansing

OVERALL EDGE: ANN ARBOR
THE MATCHUPS
MICHIGAN PASSING OFFENSE VS. MICHIGAN STATE PASSING DEFENSE
Brady's got too many receivers to not exploit a secondary still reeling from
the loss of Amp Campbell. Look for Jerame Tuman to have a breakout game.
Edge: Michigan
MICHIGAN RUSHING OFFENSE VS. MICHIGAN STATE RUSHING DEFENSE
Robaire Smith is good, but Michigan is just too deep in the backfield for
Michigan State to handle.
Edge: Michigan
----------------------- ---------------------
MICHIGAN STATE PASSING OFFENSE VS. MICHIGAN PASSING DEFENSE
Bill Burke made a statement with his performance against Notre Dame two
weeks ago. And with Marcus Ray out, Michigan's secondary isn't improving.
Edge: Michigan State
--_. -........ -_---_ _ .. .. . . . . .. .- . .. -
MICHIGAN STATE RUSHING OFFENSE VS. MICHIGAN RUSHING DEFENSE
Sedrick Irvin should get about 30 carries against a hurting Michigan defense.
Edge: Michigan State
SPECIAL TEAMS
If someone breaks a long return, the game could hang in the balance.
Edge: Even
INTANGIBLES
In all honesty, the breakdown doesn't matter much for this game. Once the
teams are on the field, anything can happen.
Edge: Michigan
PREDICTION: MICHIGAN 28, MICHIGAN STATE 24

again, it just may be
E nough is enough. After a long, intense, state-dividing
period of contempt between East Lansing and Ann
Arbor, the time has come to make peace. There's no
reason for this kind of behavior.
And whether you nice folks in maize and blue accept it or
not, I'm extending the olive branch.
So, fellow Spartans, after you've buttoned your overalls
and cleaned out the chicken coop, I implore you to take
some time and think about just what makes you hate Ann
Arbor. Many of you probably don't even know much about
the place, much less its inhabitants. But you know all the
popular stereotypes, and you continue to rely on them, rathet
than give Michigan the credit it deserves for being a fine
institution with outstanding people.
In order to develop a base of mutual understanding, I
think it's important to first correct some of the gross miscon.
ceptions that we at Michigan State have about our neighbors
MICHIGAN STUDENTS DON'T KNOW 1OW TO HAVE FUN:
Fun is such a relative term. At State, it usually means hang-
ing out with friends in a conventional 'party' situation. Who
are we to say that a Friday night spent isolated in a dorm
room, gawking at a smut magazine tucked inside a physics
book isn't fun for them?
MICHIGAN IS NOT THIE HOTBED OF.
SOCIAL ACTIVISM IT ONCE WAS:
Perhaps not, but they still shower
rarely, complain often and smoke :
dope by the pound.
ANN ARBOR IS A DRAB A\"STE-
LAND: If you've been there, you
know that this simply isn't true. JOE
From atop the rusty, in-ground eye-
sore of a stadium you can take in a REXRODE
beautiful view of classy. soon-to-be The State
collapsed Yost Arena, offset nicely News
by a lush tree or two.
Dozens of quirky coffee shops and plenty of places to get
your genitals pierced are among the more striking features.
MICHIGAN PRODI CES MORE SOCIALLX INEPT PEOPLE
IhAN TH E BRANC i D.\IDIANS COULD EVER DREATA OF:
OK, fine, so maybe led 'Lnabomber' Kaczynski de\veloped
a twisted, homicidal mistrust for other humans in Ann
Arbor But what about Madonna? She went to Michigan for
just one semester, and I'd say she definitely qualifies as
social.'
ANN ARBOR IS A HAVEN FOR SNOTTV, OVERPRIN IEGLED
BRATS FROvi NEw3 YORK: Can we stop with the generaliza-
tions already ? Michigan is home to plenty of arrogant
schmucks from Jersey and Massachusetts as well, not to
mention Bloomfield Hills.
NWOIERINE FANS ARE SPOILED, UNENTILSIASTIC AND
EXTRElIEIX FAIR-wEAThIER: Hey, not eccryone can cheer
vocally, stay past halftime or support a team after it loses a
game or two. And remember, the only time these people talk
to each other is when they make excuses and or gripe after a
loss. After wins, it's quickly back to worrying about who's
trying to steal whose homework.
SECRETLY, MICHIGAN STUDENTS AND ALUMS ENVVY
MICHIGAN STATE: For what? We may have brighter, friend-
lier, more diverse people, a real campus and more national
titles in football, but their SAT scores are through the roof.
THE WOLVERINES HAVE AN ATHLETIC TRADITION SUS-
TAINED BY DIRTY CASH: No way, at least not anymore. After
paying millions in hush money during the recent NCAA
investigation into Michigan's basketball program, the boost-
ers' sport utility vehicle fund has dried up. This newfound
integrity is now showing up in the football team's perfor-
mance.
ANN ARBOR, IN A \NORD, SUCKS:
Ha! I could argue against that for hours. If only space
allowed.
-Joe Rexrode is The State News'sports editor Share yow
love for Ann Arbor with him at rexrodej@pilot.msu.ediu

RUSHING
Player Att
C. Williams15
Cross 10
Thomas 19
Fargas 7
Henson 1
Jackson 6
Shea 1
Dreisbach 1
Brady 6
RECEIVING
Player No.
Streets 13
Knight 10
Bryant 5
Jackson 4
Tuman 3
Thomas 3
Walker 2
C.Williams 2
D. Johnson 1
Campbell 1
Fargas 1
Terrell 1
Feely 1
Shea 1
PUNTING
Player
Vinson
KICKOFF RETI
Player No
Fargas 6
C. Williams3
Thomas

PASSING
Player
Brady
Henson

C-A
36-60
12-28

I-

Wide Receiver
4 Plaxico Burress
7 Lavaile Richardson
Left Tackle
70 Dave Sucura
77 Josh Smith
Left Guard
57 Paul Harker
60 Mike Schutz
Center
79 Jason Strayhorn
64 Casey Jensen
Right Guard
64 Casey Jensen
57 Paul Harker
Right Tackle
76 Greg Robinson-Randall
72 Matt Bonito

Yds
371
147

Yds
115
104
46
28
17
8
7
0
-18

Wide Receiver
86 Gari Scott
2 Herb Haygood
Quarterback
16 Bill Burke
13 Ryan Van Dyke
Fullback
45 Garett Gould
28 Leroy McFadden
Tailback
33 Sedrick Irvin
36 Lloyd Clemens
Tight End
83 Chris Baker
84 Brad Rainko
Kicker
1 Paul Edinger
2 David Schaeffer

Avg
7.7
10.4
2.4
4.0
17.0
1.3
7.0
0
-3.0

TD
1
2
Lg
58
66
9
8
17
7
7
0
17
Lg
24
51
16
16
16
6
18
3
27
6
5
4
2
1

Int
1
0
TD
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
TD
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Yds Avg
154 11.8
168 16.8
55 11.0
36 9.0
31 10.3
5 1.7
21 10.5
3 1.5
27 27.0
6 6.0
5 5.0
4 4.0
2 2.0
1 1.0

Defensive End
80 Jace Saylor
75 Nick Meyers
Nose Tackle
62 Robert Newkirk
95 Josh Shaw
Defensive End
91 Robaire Smith
98 Julian Peterson
Outside Linebacker
53 Courtney Ledyard
38 Sean Burke
Inside Linebacker
25 Mike Austin
50 Josh Thornhill
Cornerback
29 Lemar Marshall
39 Donvetis Franklin

Outside Linebacker
31 Shwn Wright
35 T.J. Turner
Nose Tackle
92 Pete Govins
66 Desmond Thomas
Cornerback
15 Renaldo Hill
37 Cedric Henry
Free Safety
6 Sorie Kanu
5 Lorenzo Quess
Strong Safety
9 Aric Morris
32 Richard Newsome
Punter
12 Craig Jarrett
1 Paul Edinger

'v

Wide Recel
86 Tai Stre
9 DiAllo Joh'
Left Tackle
79 Jeff Bac
72 Ben Ma
Left Guard
67 David Br
71 Jeff Pott
Center
76 Steve H
64 Steve Fr
Right Guard
52 Chris Zi
75 Adam A
Right Tackl
77 Jon Jans
54 Maurice

"

Defensive E
90 Juaquin
99 Jake Fry
Defensive 1
91 Josh Wil
94 Eric Wil
Nose Tacki
58 Rob Ret
60 Nate Mi
Outside Lin
56 James H
59 Grady B
Outside Lin
55 Dhani Jc
46 Andy Se
Cornerback
30 Andre W
18 LeAndr

V

No. Yds Avg Cg
8 336 42.0 55

URNS
. Yds
113
66
246

PUNT RETURNS
Player No. Yds
Whitley 1 0

DEFENSE
Player
Hendricks
Whitley
Sword
Jordan
Weathers
Ray
Jones
Renes
Brooks
Brackins
Feazell
Williams
Gold
Patmon
Miller
Copenhaver
Howard
Foote
Hall
McCall
Wilson
Kratus

Solo
14
10
11
14
9
9
6
6
4
4
1
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
2
2

Avg
18.8
22.0
23.0
Avg
0.0
Asst
4
8
5
1
5
5
5
3
2
2
5
2
2
2
1
1
0
0
1
0
0

Lg TD
0 0
Tot
18
18
16
15
14
14
11
9
6
6
6
5
4
4
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
2

Lg
26
32
24

TD
0
0

Staff Picks
- all picks made
against the
spread.
*Last week's guest selector was
Professor Sidney Fine.S
Game (HOME TEAM IN CAPS)
MICHIGAN (-10) vs. Michigan State
HAWAII (-10) vs. Arkansas St.
Iowa (-9) vs. ILLINOIS
FLORIDA (-21) vs. Kentucky
WISCONSIN (-10.5) vs. Northwestern
NOTRE DAME (-7) vs. Purdue
UCLA (-6.5) vs. MIAMI (FLA.) ***
FLA. STATE (-15.5) vs. Southern Cal
NEBRASKA (-12) vs. Washington
Marshall (-13.5) vs. EASTERN MICHIGAN
Indiana (-3.5) vs. CINCINNATI
N. CAROLINA (-5.5) vs. Georgia Tech
Best Bet
Last Week
Ovprall (best bet)

SHARAT
RAJU
Michigan State
Hawaii
Iowa
Kentucky

JIM
ROSE

MARK
SNYDI

Michigan State
Arkansas State
Iowa
Florida

MI

Wisconsin Wisconsin W
Notre Dame Notre Dame Not
* * GAME CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE GEORGES - SELECTORS CC
Florida State Southern Cal Fior

Washington
Marshall
Indiana
North Carolina
Iowa
6-6 (1-0)
11-13(1-1)

Washington
Eastern Michigan
Indiana
North Carolina
Washington
4-8 (0-1)
7-17 (0-2)

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Nort
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