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10B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - September 28, 1998

Staff Picks
- all picks made
against the
Winners in bold (HOME TEAM IN CA
MICHIGAN (-10) vs. Michigan State
HAWAII (-10) vs. Arkansas St.
Iowa (-9) vs. ILLINOIS
FLORIDA (-21) vs. Kentucky
WISCONSIN (-10.5) vs. Northwesterr
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 MICHI
Indiana (-3.5) vs. CINCINNATI
N. CAROLINA (-5.5) vs. Georgia Tech
Best Bet
Last Week
Overall (best bet)




Guest Selector



Michigan State Michigan State Michigan Michigan
Hawaii Arkansas State Hawaii Hawaii
Iowa Iowa Illinois Iowa
Kentucky Florida Florida Florida
n Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin
Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame Purdue
Florida State Southern Cal Florida State Florida State
Washington Washington Nebraska Nebraska
GAN Marshall Eastern Michigan Marshall Marshall
Indiana Indiana Indiana Indiana
North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina
Iowa Washington Indiana Florida
6-6 (1-0) 6-6 (01 ) 6,&6 (1-0) 8-4(0-1)
17-19 (2-1) 13-23 (0-3) 14-22 (2-1) 20-16 (1-2)

Guest selectors on fire
M chigan Daily staffers have been very hospitable to their guests. Guest selec-
tors have racked up a 20-16 record over the season's three weeks, despite
only a 1-2 mark on best bets. So far, the combined record of the guest selec-
tors a surpassed that of football writers Jim Rose, Mark Snyder and Sharat
A fer go ng with academic gaests for the first two weeks of the season, the
Deiy ited forcer Michigan placekicker Remy Hamilton to pick this week.
Hamilton field goal led Michigan to an emotional, last-second victory over
Not ro Dame in South Bend in 1994.
Here's how each individual guest selector has fared:
Record Best Bet
Professor Ralph Williams 5-7 - 0-1
Professor Sidney Fine 7-5 1-0
Football player Remy Hamilton 8-4 04
Totals 20.16 1-2
If you think you are a potential Daily guest selector who can continue the
recent trend of guest excellence, write to dally.football@umich.edu in the early
part of the week and let us know why. Friends and family of Daily staffers are
not only not excluded, but are encouraged to apply.

Gators dismantle highly touted Couch, Kentucky in blowout

Couch became Kentucky's career
leader in passing yardage and had his
fifth consecutive 300-yard passing
day. He played what his coach
described as his best game as a colle-
But Couch left Florida still lacking
one important thing: a victory over the
Since making his first college start
two years ago against Florida, Couch
has faced the Gators three times: a 65-
0 blowout in 1996 at the Swamp; a 55-
28 beating last year at Lexington in
which the Wildcats fell behind 28-0 in
the first quarter; and Saturday's 51-35
Saturday's game was by far

Couch's best of the bunch. He com-
pleted 40 of 61 attempts for 406 yards
and three touchdowns and gave up two
interceptions, both in the late stages of
the game.
His poised performance against
Florida also marked how far Couch
has come since two years ago, when
he was 6-for-18 for 13 yards while
running Bill Curry's option against the
national title-bound Gators.
Couch said Kentucky had hoped
for a high-scoring game. .
"Obviously we'd like to come out
on the other end of it, but that's the
kind of game we do want to get into, a
shootout, because we feel we can
score more points than the other
team," Couch said.

Coach Hal Mumme's game plan
challenged Couch to focus on a short,
high-percentage passing game, partic-
ularly in the early going, when it was
crucial that Kentucky avoid turnovers.
Couch responded with a 15-of-25
first half in which he threw for 157
yards without an interception.
"That was my goal coming in, just
execute to perfection and try not to get
us out of the game early," Couch said.
"He field-generaled an entire
game plan from start to finish,"
Mumme said. "He stayed with the
game plan."
By Mumme's usual air-it-out stan-
dards, it was a small-ball attack - a
lot of screens and dump-offs. The only
play to save for Couch's Heisman

highlight tape was his touchdown
throw to Craig Yeast on first-and-10
from the Wildcats 3. The quarterback
lofted a pass to
Yeast around the 25, where the
receiver had a step on cornerback Doc
Pollard. Yeast broke a tackle by safety
Teako Brown and streaked down the
sideline unmolested for a touchdown
that gave Kentucky a 14-7 lead.
The score secured yet another line
in the Kentucky record book for
Couch - longest offensive play in
school history - and helped push him
to the Kentucky record for career
passing yards. He finished the game
with 5,737 to break the mark set by
Bill Ransdell in the 1980s.
Florida's quarterbacks started
picking on the Wildcats' young sec-
ondary and by halftime, Kentucky
trailed 35-21.
The game turned when Kentucky
went three-and-out on its first second-
half possession and Florida responded
with a quick touchdown to take a 42-
21 lead.
"We were pretty down about that,"
Couch said. "If we could've done that,
it would have been a different game.-
Still, Couch refused to give up.
Late in the third quarter, he started
finding receivers open over the middle
and led Kentucky on back-to-back
touchdown drives that cut the Florida
lead to 48-35.

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OP PasTa
Florida wide receiver Nafis Karim (8) held off Kentucky comerback Eric Kelly
Saturday, as the Gators smoked Kentucky, 51-35 at the swamp. I

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