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4B - The Michigan Daily - SportsWednesday - January 5, 2000

I

GAME STATISTICS

Doing his best Aretha Franklin
Carr plays the respect card

Team Stats
First Downs
Rushes/Yards
Passing Yards
Offensive Plays
Total Offense
Return Yards
Comp/Att/Int
Punts/Avg
Fumbles/Lost
Penalties/Yards
Time of Poss

MICH
18
23/37
369
70
411
115
18/37/3
8/43.4
2/1
10/115
32:08

BAMA
12
37/184
121
57
278
182
20/40/0
9/34.4
1/0
18/1 32
27:52

M I C H I G A N

PASSING
Player
Brady
Henson
Totals
RUSHING
Player
A. Thomas
Henson
Gold
Brady
Totals
RECEIVING
Player
Terrell
Shea
Walker
A. Thomas
Thompson
Knight
Joppru
Johnson
Totals

C-A
34-46
1-1
35.47

At
18
1
1
3
23
No.
10
7
6
4
3
3
1
35

Yds
40
8
5
-16
37
Yds
150
50
65
2
47
28
24
3
369

Yds
369
0
369
Avg
2.2
8.0
5.0
-5.3
1.6
Avg
15.0
7.1
10.8
0.5
15.7
9.3
24.0
3.0
10.5

TD
4
0
4
L9
10
8
Lg
57
24
28
5
25
15
24
3
57

PUNTING
PlayerN
Epstein
Totals
KICKOFF RETURNS
Player No.
Parini 4
Bryant 1
,otals S
PUNT RETURNS
Player No.
Johnson 3
Totals 3
DEFENSE
Player
Gold
Jones
Whitley
Hall
June
J. Williams
Renes
Patmon
Sechler
West
Epstein
Bellamy
Schanski
Foote
Howard
Brackins
Hendricks
Askew
PASS DEFENSE
Player IMt
B Williams 0
Totals 0
AL
PASSING
Player C-A
Zow 7-14
Watts 6-6
Totals 13-20

NJo. Yds Avg
8 347 43.4
8 347 43.4

Yds A+
83 AC
12 12
95 19
Yds Al
20 6
20 6
Solo I
9
6
7
5
3
2
1
1
1
0
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
Yds Ig
0 0
0 0
ABAMA
A Yds
14 86
-6 35
M 121

N~g
0.8
2.0
9.0

L9
25

Ag L9
6.7 9
6.7 9
Asst
3
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
.1
2
0
0
0
0
1
1
1

int
0
0
0
TD
1
0
0
0
1
TD
3
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
4
Lg
51
51
9 TD
50
0
0
p TD
0
0
Tot
12
9
8
6
4
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
p TD
0
0
mt
0
0
0
TD
3
0
0
0
0
0
3
TD
1
0
0
0
0
0
1

Daily Sports Editor
: MIAMI - When
ball team walks out
to a football field, p
up and take notice.
Michigan fans to the
the other side of t
respect for the Wolve
So when Michiga
has to motivate his t
the lack of respect t
tional ploy.
But when No.8 M
Alabama, 35-34, in
Year's night, the Wol
ceived lack of respe
pull out the upset ove
"We wanted too
around the country"
this game was impor
When a program hl
tones in three seas
three-year output in
and a national title,
that Michigan could
was being taken light
But the Wolverine
"We definitely ha
Alabama didn't w
Michigan safety Tom
"A lot of people s
deserve to be here, a
the Alabama guys fel
All pick
the spr
Home t
e
Correct p
Las Vegas Bowl: U
Mobile Alabama B
Aloha Bowl: Arizon
Oahu Bowl: Orego
Motor City Bowl: M
Alamo Bowl: Penn S
Music City Bowl: K
Holiday Bowl: Kans
Humnanitarian Bow
Micron PC Bowl: Vi
Peach Bowl: Clems
Insight.com Bowl: C
Sun Bowl: Minneso
Liberty Bowl: Sout
independence Bow
Cotton Bowl: Texas
Outback Bowl: Pur
a
Gator Bowl: Miami,
;Citrus Bowl: Florida
Rose Bowl: Wiscon
Orpnge Bowl: Alab
Fiesta Bowl: Nebra
Sugar Borl: Florida
Best Bet
ast Week
S
Overallp
.the.. . . .

the Michigan foot-
of the tunnel and on
eople usually stand
Everyone, from the
opposing team on
he field, has great
rines.
n coach Lloyd Carr
eam, he rarely uses
heme as a motiva-
lichigan beat No. 5
overtime on New
verines used a per-
ct as inspiration to
r the Crimson Tide.
earn some respect
Carr said. "I think
tant in doing that."
has notched 32 vic-
ins - the highest
Michigan history -
it's hard to believe
honestly believe it
ly.
s did.
ad the feeling that
ant to play us,"
my Hendricks said.
aid that we didn't
nd I think of lot of
t the same way."

One player who showed he was wor-
thy of being on the Pro Player Stadium
field was wide receiver David Terrell.
The sophomore abused Alabama corner-
backs Milo Lewis and Gerald Dixon to
the tune of 10 receptions for 150 yards
and three touchdowns.
But like his teammates, Terrell didn't
feel like the Alabama players were giving
him respect. The Crimson Tide weren't
alone among the offenders in his opinion.
"Nobody thought that we would win
this game," Terrell said. "Everyone was
down on us. Even y'all (the media)
weren't giving us the chance"
But when Terrell was asked if he
thought that Lewis and Dixon respected
him after the game, the talkative wideout
simply said yes.
THE GREAr REVELATION: Michigan
quarterback Tom Brady had arguably
one of the better games in Orange Bowl
history, completing an Orange Bowl-
record 34 passes for a Michigan-bowl
record 369 yards and four touchdowns.
Brady's historical day didn't start aus-
piciously though, as Alabama snuffed
out Michigan's running and short pass-
ing game during the first 25 minutes of
the game.
But once Brady threw downfield to
the likes of Terrell, wide receiver
Marquise Walker and tight end Shawn
Thompson, Michigan's fortunes turned.

"I'm sure you people said that I was
an idiot for trying to run the ball - that
there was no way that Michigan could
run against Alabama,' Carr said. "Much
slower than the rest of you, I came to the
same conclusion."
While Carr might have bristled at
abandoning his favored running game
- which only amassed 37 yards against
Alabama's second-ranked rushing
defense - other people on offense were
thrilled to engage in an aerial display.
"I loved it," Brady said about
Michigan's wide-open passing attack.
"If you are a quarterback, you love hav-
ing the game rest on your shoulders."
DOUBLE TROUBLE: Going into the
Orange Bowl, the Michigan defense was
wary of Alabama running back Shaun
Alexander and wide receiver Freddie
Milons. Except for a 62-yard punt return
for a touchdown in the third quarter,
Milons was a non-factor, with only 26
yards of offense.
The Wolverines didn't get so lucky
with Alexander, as he rushed for 161
yards and three touchdowns. So when
the Michigan defenders left Pro Player
Stadium with a hard-fought victory, they
lauded Alexander's efforts.
. "That guy is a man," Hendricks said.
"He's got outstanding size and is an out-
standing player. He's tough to bring
down."

LOUIS BROWN/Daily
With the 2000 Orange Bowl trophy over his shoulder, Michigan coach Lloyd Carr
doesn't have to worry about respect anymore.

0

STAFF PICKS

s made against
ead.
eams in CAPS.

Y (
{t t ,:
k<
;>S r .. %.

picks in bold.

T.J. Berka

RUSHING
Player Att
Alexander 25
Watts 4
Milons 2
Bohanon 1
McClintock 3
Zow 2
Totals 37
RECEIVING
Player No.
Carter 4
Mions 4
Alexander 2
Bowens 1
Jones 1
Buchanan 1
Totals 13
PUNTING
PlayerN
Morgan
Totals
KICKOFF RETURNS
Player No.
Milons 2
Richard 2
Total 4
PUNT RETURNS
Player No.
Milons 4
Totals 4
DEFENSE
Player
Rasheed
Spencer
Merritt
G. Dixon
Bailey
Cox
Griffin
King
T Dixon
Gilbert
Grimes
Lewis
Johnson
Horne
Moorehead
Walker
Myles
Jones
Ells
Carter
Galloway
Ray
Barnes
PASS DEFENSE
Player Int
Bailey 0
Totals 0

Yds
161
15
11
4
3
-10
222
Yds
38
15
'21
22
16
9
121

Avg
6.4
3.8
5.5
4.0
1.0
-5.0
5.0
Avg
9.5
3.8
10.5
22.0
16.0
9.0
9.3

Brk-u
TD
1
0
1
0
Lg
50
16
12
4
4
9
SO
Lg
21
7
13
22
16
9
22

tah (-6.5) vs. Fresno State
owl: East Carolina (-4.5) vs. Texas Christian
a State (-3) vs. Wake Forest
n State (-9) vs. Hawai'i
Marshall (-2.5) vs. Brigham Young
State (-5.5) vs. Texas A&M
entucky (-2.5) vs. Syracuse
;as State (-11.5) vs. Washington
w1: Louisville (-4) vs. Boise State
rginia (-2.5) vs. Illinois
on (-2.5) vs. Mississippi State
Colorado (-8) vs. Boston College
ta (-2.5) vs.Oregon
hern Miss (-4) vs. Colorado State
rl: Oklahoma (-4) vs. Mississippi
(-7.5) vs. Arkansas
due (-5) vs. Georgia
Fla. (-4.5) vs. Georgia Tech
(-1) vs. Michigan State
sin (-11) vs.Stanford
ama (-2) vs. Michigan
ska (-4) vs. Tennessee
State (-6) vs. Virginia Tech

Utah
East Carolina
Arizona State
Hawai'i
Marshall
Penn State
Kentucky
Kansas State
Boise State
Illinois
Mississippi State
Boston College
Minnesota
Southern Miss
Mississippi
Texas
Purdue
Miami, Fla.
Florida
Wisconsin
Michigan
Nebraska
Florida State
Minnesota
12-11 (0-1)
100-92-4 (2-12)

Rick Freeman
Utah
Texas Christian
Arizona State
Oregon State
Marshall
Penn State
Kentucky
Kansas State
Boise State
Illinois
Mississippi State
Boston College
Minnesota
Southern Miss
Mississippi
Arkansas
Purdue
Georgia Tech
Michigan State
Wisconsin
Michigan
Tennessee
Florida State
Purdue
12-11(0-1)
99-93-4 (7-7)

Colorado
Minnesota
Southern Miss
Oklahoma
Texas
Purdue
Georgia Tech
Florida
Wisconsin
Michigan
Tennessee
Florida State
Florida State
10-13 (1-0)
95-97-4 (6-8)

Utah
East Carolina
Wake Forest
Hawai'i
Marshall
Penn State
Syracuse
Kansas State
Louisville
Illinois
Clemson

N

Utah
Texas Christian
Arizona State
Oregon State
BYU
Penn State
Syracuse
Kansas State
Louisville
Illinois
Mississippi State
Colorado
Minnesota
Southern Miss
Oklahoma
Texas
Purdue
Georgia Tech
Florida
Wisconsin
Michigan
Nebraska
Florida State
Florida State
10-13 (1-0)
94-98-4 (7-7)

Josh Kleinbaum Andy Latack

Berka edges Freeman
for Staff Picks title
MIAMI - It came down to one game, the Fiesta
Bowl, but when Nebraska held on to beat Tennessee
and cover the four-point spread, Daily Sports Editor
T.J. Berka clinched the 1999 Daily Staff Picks title,
holding off a late run from Rick Freeman.
On the strength of gutsy New Year's Day picks -
see Michigan State and Miami - Freeman pulled
into a tie for first going into the Fiesta Bowl. And
with both writerstpickingFlorida State to cover in
the Sugar Bowl, the Fiesta turned into the decisive
game.
Watching from Jimmie Johnson's ocean-front bar,
frozen drinks in hand, Berka cheered on the Huskers
- admittedly for the first and likely only time in his
life.
Despite being in a distant third place, Josh
Kleinbaum had a vested interest in the game.
Kleinbaum, Berka and Andy Latack have long sus-
pected Freeman of unethical shenanigans in Staff
Picks - Freeman always waits to be last to make the
picks, and frequently seems to copy the other writers.
In light of this, Kleinbaum promised to resign from
The Michigan Daily should Freeman win the contest.
"I can't work for a newspaper that would allow
such a travesty to take place," Kleinbaum said.
"Thankfully, Berka was able to hold off Freeman and
take the title. At least someone who knows some-
thing about football won it."
Latack, who still claims to be the most knowl-
edgeable of the foursome, finished a distant fourth,
one game behind Kleinbaum.
In the early weeks of the season, Latack actually
held the lead in this four-man race, but Berka passed
him early and held on from their, never relinquishing
first place.
In celebration, Berka broke into the Dance of the
Screaming Monkey in the lobby of his Miami Beach
hotel.

A',

.I

No. Yds Avg Lg
9 310 34.4 48
9 310 34.4 48

Yds
45
29
74
Yds
108
108
Solo
4
5
3
3
4
2
3
2
3
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
Yds
0
0

Avg
22.5
14.5
18.5

E9
25
16
25

i
i
i
i

Avg Lg
27.0 48
27.0 48
Asst 1
4
1
3
2
0
2
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
1

TD
0
0
0
TD
1
1
Tot
8
6
6
5
4
4
3
3
5
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1

e ornes

from

the

Lng
0
0

Brk-up
1
1

TD
0
0

PLAYER OF THE GAME:
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