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The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - September 14, 1998 - 7B


"We're a poorly coached football team, which is a
reflection on me."
- Michigan coach Lloyd Carr
ig in action

Syracuse 38
Michigan 28


Game progression
1t Quarter _ _ _ _ _ _

Qanoren .
McNabb touches
s bAIL.
Kevin Johnson
scores on a pitch.
Rob Konrad
scores on a pass.
Nathan Trout
kicks a 33-yd. FG.
2nd Quarter

SYR -14:55
SYR - 10:04
SYR 7. M 0
SYR -- 8:28
SYR 14, M 0
SYR 17,M 0


i I . 1 1. 11 11

Drew Henson
enters the game
for the first time.
McNabb dances,
then scores, and
is anointed
'Superman' by
Marcus Ray.
Tom Brady
returns, passes to
Tai Streets for a
3rd Quarter

SYR - 5:36
SYR 24, M 0
M - 24
SYR 24,M 7

Center Steve Iltchnsn WARREN ZINN/Daily
Linebacker Sam Sword, who, according to Lloyd Carr, did not practice for the majority of last week, missed part of the game
Tailback Clarence Williams for the second week in a row. At Notre Dame, he was hampered by dehydration, while the condition that caused him to begin
the Syracuse game on the sidelines remains a mystery to the general public and the media.
Injuries sideline more W verines by the day

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Jason Vinson
nails a 55-yard
McNabb still in
the game.
McNabb passes
to Kevin Johnson
for a touchdown.
McNabb passes
to Rob Konrad for
a touchdown.
4th Quarter

M - 13:42
SYR - 8:00
SYR 31, M 7
SYR --1:47
SYR 38, M 7

SJim Rose
ally Sports Editor
The injury bug has bitten Michigan. Hard.
The list of Wolverines that missed action against Syracuse reads
k.. well, like the roster.
rting linebacker Sam Sword, Michigan's leading tackler in
ch of the past two seasons, saw limited action after not starting
e game. Carr said the fifth-year senior missed nearly all the
am's practices in the week preceding the game. Yesterday, he
ayed with his leg wrapped (Sword, not Carr). Sword also left last
eek's game early, and is bothered by a lingering neck problem,
arr said.
Ian Gold, another starting linebacker, did not dress against
yracuse and watched the game from the sidelines - on crutch-
.Carr would say only that he had "a foot problem."
Yet another starting linebacker, Clint Copenhaver, left the game
"think Copenhaver hurt an ankle," Carr elaborated.

Senior tailback Clarence Williams "has a back problem," Carr
said. He missed most of the second half.
Fullback Aaron Shea's status is uncertain, but he didn't dress for
the game, either.
Last year, the Wolverines stayed nearly injury-free for most of
the season. It's a luxury they haven't been afforded this year, even
if the season is only two weeks old.
"We're not going to make any excuses, but these are physical
games," Carr said. "We're getting banged up, and it's taking a toll
on us, for sure."
GETTING CROSS: One of the few bright spots yesterday came
from a freshman - but maybe not the one you'd expect. While
Drew Henson, Justin Fargas, David Terrell and Marquise Walker
all saw plenty of action on offense, another freshman stole the
Walter Cross didn't play until the game was out of hand, but
when he got his chance, he made the best of it.
The 6-0, 205-pound tailback raced for 104 yards and a pair of

touchdowns on just 10 carries. Take away his stats, and the rest of
the Wolverines managed just 62 rushing yards combined.
"Walter Cross has done a very good job in practice, and he
made some good cuts in there," Carr said. "He's a guy who
deserved a chance to play."
Cross said he was grateful for the opportunity to get some work
in a game situation, but didn't want to take too much credit.
"That's the talent that God blessed me with," he said. "I'm just
glad I have the chance to play."
THE NEw HousE: While very little seemed to go right for
Michigan on Saturday, one thing did go smoothly: the opening of
the revamped Michigan Stadium. Saturday's crowd of 111,012
was the largest in NCAA history, breaking the previous record,
which was set at last season's Michigan-Ohio State contest in Ann
The team may not have been in tip-top shape, but at least the
scoreboard didn't malfunction. The giant videoboards broadcast
the entire game, showing replays and highlights periodically.

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Walter Cross
runs for 66 yards.
Walter Cross
Cross runs for
another T0.
Henson passes to
Knight for a

M- 8:16

M - 6:56
SYR 38, M 14
M - 0:55
SYR 38, M 21
M-M 0:03
SYR 38, M 28
~SYR 38, M 28

oePa gets his 300th win
n Nittany Lion runaway

STATE COLLEGE - Joe Paterno tried his
est to make sure this week was just like any other
u the 33 seasons he's been the coach at Penn State.
lothing special, just a victory.
But even the low-key Paterno was in a party
mood after No. 9 Penn State routed Bowling Green
8-3 on Saturday and gave JoePa his 300th victory.
Cordell Mitchell ran 77 yards for a touchdown
n Penn State's first play, Bruce Branch followed
3 seconds later with a 73-yard punt return for a
core and the Nittany Lions coasted.
nn State (2-0) also scored on interception
turns of 16 yards by LaVar Arrington and 30
ards by Joe Dawkins, and Mitchell finished with
04 yards and two touchdowns in Paterno's mile-
tone victory.
With one rousing victory before a crowd of
6,291 at Beaver Stadium, the 71-year-old Paterno
aund himself in the most elite group of college
oaches. He became the sixth in NCAA history,
nd just the fourth major-college coach, to reach
ictories, joining Bear Bryant (323), Pop
V Wr (319) and Amos Alonzo Stagg (314).
Eddie Robinson, who retired from Grambling
ist-season, has the NCAA record of 408 and John
agliardi of St. John's, Minn., had 342 before
aturday's opener against Bethel.
Joe Germaine threw three scoring passes and
4ichael Wiley ran for a career-high 151 yards and
No touchdowns as No. 1 Ohio State scored early
nd often to beat turnover-prone Toledo 49-0.
In only its third game against an in-state school
'I years, Ohio State (2-0) rattled off 21 first-
u r points on drives that took just 4 1/2 min-
It was 42-0 by halftime, with Ohio State piling
p huge advantages in almost every statistical cat-
gory. The Buckeyes had a 371-32 edge in yards
nd 16-1 in first downs.
Toledo quarterback Chris Wallace completed
ust 3-of-18 passes for 7 yards with three intercep-
ons in the opening half. He finished 12-of-34 for

73 yards with five interceptions.
Joe Parmentier scored on two short runs and
Darren Davis broke loose for 244 yards and a score
as Iowa State beat Iowa 27-9 to win the intrastate
battle for the first time in 16 years.
Iowa (I-1) was plagued by mistakes in the kick-
ing game that led to two early scores by Iowa State
(1-1) and a raft of penalties that helped give the
Cyclones their first victory in the series since a 19-
7 triumph in 1982.
It also was Iowa State's first road victory since
a 23-22 defeat of Missouri on Nov. 2, 1991. Iowa
State was 0-30-1 during that skid.
Spencer Romine threw for 303 yards and a
touchdown, and Richmond Flowers caught seven
passes for 124 yards as Duke routed the Wildcats
Duke is 2-0 for the first time since 1994, when
the Blue Devils finished 8-4 and went to the Hall
of Fame Bowl. Aside from last year's 43-point loss
to Ohio State, it was the worst loss for
Northwestern (1-1) since losing 49-13 to Iowa in
1994. The Wildcats were booed off the field at half-
time, and Ryan Field was almost empty by the end
of the game.
Damien Anderson's 67 yards on 12 carries pro-
vided the only highlight for the Wildcats.
Ron Dayne returned to Wisconsin's lineup and
rushed for three touchdowns as the 17th-ranked
Badgers whipped Ohio 45-0.
Dayne rushed 20 times for 111 yards. But with
the blowout secure thanks to the bruising tailback
and a dominating defense, Dayne returned to the
sideline and Billy Marek's school rushing record
was safe for another week.
Dayne, who sat out the opener with a sprained
right ankle, scored on runs of nine, five and one
yards before leaving with Wisconsin safely on top
31-0 with six minutes left in the third quarter.
The Badgers (2-0), who held San Diego State to

Penn State coach Joe Paterno won his 300th game last Saturday, defeating Bowling Green, 48-3, in
Happy Valley. The 71-year-old Paterno is now sixth on the all-time NCAA victories list.

58 yards rushing in the opener, stifled Ohio's triple
option attack, limiting the Bobcats (0-2) to 65
yards on 38 attempts.
Drew Brees passed for 250 yards and two
touchdowns as Purdue beat Rice 21-19.
Rice pulled within two points on Chad
Richardson's 23-yard touchdown pass to Jason
Blackwei with 3:58 left. But the Owls failed the 2-
point conversion when Michael Hawthorne broke
up the pass.
Purdue (1-1) then ran out the clock, moving
from its 20-yard line to the Rice 19 as time ran out.
Rice (1-1) lost despite outrushing Purdue 321
yards to 82 yards and controlling the ball twice as
long as the Boilermakers.

Rocky Harvey and Steve Havard combined for
390 yards and five touchdowns as Illinois snapped
an 18-game losing streak with a 48-20 victory over
Middle Tennessee (1-1).
And the Illini relied almost entirely on the
speedy Harvey and tenacious Havard, who became
the first Illinois running backs to top 100 yards in
the same game since 1988. Harvey had 215 yards
and three touchdowns and Havard finished with
175 yards and two touchdowns.
Illinois turnovers led to 13 of the 20 points the
Blue Raiders (1-1) accumulated in the game's first
eight minutes.
Billy Cockerham threw for two long first-quar-
ter touchdowns to lead the Golden Gophers to a 14-
7 victory over the Cougars.

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And that the defense would be
And that the offensive line would
be stronger, and the penalties had to

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