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20A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday,October 21, 1999

Carr still mum on Brady and
Henson's status this weekend
The Quarterbacs Head to Head CARR
Continued from Page 12A
Here's the resulting scoring drives in each Michigan game so far guided by What is fair to note, though, is that
Henson and Brady. when Henson wins the first-half bat-
tie of the quarterbacks, his second-
Notre Dame: half play is probably not quite what
Brady - three FGs, two TDs (passing) Carr and his coaches would have
Henson - FG hoped for.
The two quarterback options, natu-
Brady-one FG 2TDs (rushing) rally have as much class as they have
Henson -one F(, two TDs (one passing) talent. Neither one will even give a
hint as to the displeasure this rotation
Brady-none may cause them. Their coach, of
Henson - three FGs, one TD (passing), one INT course, is keeping mum, too.
"I like 'em both," he says with a
Wisconsin: sikweee rse nti
Brady - three TDs (two passing), one INT smirk whenever pressed on this
Brady Henson - none issue. He did the same on Moday.
-_He obviously does like both. Most
Purdue: college teams would kill for one
Henson - one TD (rush ing) quarterback with 75 percent of
either's talent, and he has two -
Michigan State: along with an almost airtight insur-
Brady - one FG three TDs (two passing) ang with an ast iry.
Henson - one ib (passing) ance policy in case of injury.
He's also managed to avoid having
Total points on drives: this system fatally wound his team.
Brady -77 + 18 = 95 But with one loss - in the confer-
Henson - 35 +15 = 50 -i .
ence no less - Carr's margin for
* Michigan's other two points came on a safety error is narrower than the gap in abil-
Henson ity he perceives between his two


Drew Henson may
have had a few
quality perfor-
mances, but Tom9
Brady appears to
have the advan-
tage in the num-
bers category.

Indiana will mangle Iowa; Alabama no match for Volunteers

Continued from Page 15A
faulty rush defense will enable them
to do so. If they keep on doing what
they've been doing, somehow, the
maroon and gold will defeat the
scarlet and gray for the first time in
the last 16 games.
There is no way that this game'
will arouse enough interest to war-
rant its inclusion on this page. But
irrevelance aside, Indiana and Iowa
will still play this Saturday, and
somebody needs to analyze them.
Indiana had its confidence and
momentum at a peak coming off of
impressive wins againt Illinois and
Northwestern. Then they played
Wisconsin. Their confidence and
momentum is no longer at a peak.
Indiana surrendered the second-

highest amount of yardage in a Big
Ten game, 705, in losing 59-0.
Antwaan Randle-El, one of the
nation's most exciting players, was'
held to 1.6 yards per carry and 28
overall. And there are more negative
stats where those came from.
Iowa is enjoying its worst start
since 1978 and squandered its best
chance of the year for a conference
win in falling short to Northwestern
after a furious comeback. Running
back Ladell Betts has been the clos-
est thing this team has had to a
bright spot, gaining 103 yards last
week (there's the obligatory mention
of at least one player's name).
Indiana hasn't won a road game in
the Big Ten since 1996, but opportu-
nity knocks against the Hawkeyes.
Iowa is last in the conference in total
offense, total defense, passing
offense, rushing defense, rushing
offense, etc., etc.; the list is endless.
Indiana was first in rushing offense

prior to last week, so it can put up
some numbers, and playing Iowa,
should inflate their ranking at least a
little bit.
The Hoosiers have struggled,
against the pass all year, but that
shouldn't be a problem because Iowa
can't pass, or do much of anything
well. Randle-El is good and he's fun
to watch, and Iowa appears to be
lacking players that fit into either
category, so Indiana wins.
After faltering against Florida
early in the season, Tennesse has
fought back with a vengeance to
regain a spot in the top five.
Alabama, on the other hand, has sur-
prised everybody in earning a top-10
ranking. In a way, the Vounteers are
indebted to 'Bama for knocking off
the same Gators and leaving the SEC

East race wide open. Don't expect.
them to show any gratitude on the
field, however.
A shaky start for the Vols included
the loss to Florida, and a close win.
over Memphis. Since then,
Tennessee convincingly defeated
then-No. 9 Georgia to rebound and
hold on to hopes for a repeat trip to
the national championship game.
Alabama has surpassed all expec-
tations, defeating two top-fifteen
teams in Florida and Arkansas.
They have done so on the shoulders
of tailback Alexander, who has
emerged as a dark horse in the quest
for the Heisman. Alexander has
been consistent, multi-faceted, and
he has stepped up in the most impor-
tant games. Andrew Zow has
improved his game this year as well,
proving to be solid and steady at the
Tennessee's own preseason
Heisman candidate running back,

Jamal Lewis, has been somewhat of
a disappointment, and backup Travis
Henry has done a lot with the carries
he's received.
Tee Martin has bounced back from
apoor start, and against Georgia two
weeks ago, the Vols of old finally
came through, with Tee making
plays and Deon Grant leading a spir-
ited defense.
Both of these teams can light up
the scoreboard, and Alexander will
get his share of yards and move clos-
er to the national spotlight.
If Zow can overcome Grant and
the rest of the Tennessee secondary,
Alabama could squeak one out, but
its more probable that Tennessee
continues its run.
The 'Huskers are 0-2 against
Texas since joining the Big 12 in
1996, and the rest of the conference

has beaten them the same number of
This is a new year, and with Erie
Crouch leading the way, Nebraska
has been unstoppable lately.
The offense is rolling over the
competition once again, and the
defense has been stifling, allowing
less than ten points a game. Thei,
offense is still mind-numbingly sim*
ple, but that's beside the point.
But the Longhorns can't be count-
ed out just because they're the
underdog going in. Major
Applewhite stepped in as a freshman
last season and left hostile Memorial
Stadium with a victory, ending
Nebraska's 47-game home winning
streak in the process.
Again, this is a new year, and
nothing short of Ricky Williars'
return to don the 'Horns' uniforms
will keep Nebraska from achieving
the revenge they thirst for.

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