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46 The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - November 15, 1999

.AME STATIST4

Team Stats
First Downs
Rushes/Yards
Passing Yards
Offensive Plays
Total Offense
Return Yards
Comp/AttAnt
Punts/Avg
Fumbkes/Ist
Penalties/Yards
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24
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282
87
411
161
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Johnson 1-
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A. Tomas 34
Shea 4
Cross. 1
Drake 4
Br 10
550
RECEMNG
Pler No
Knight 5
Thompson 2
A. Thomas 2
Henson 1
Walker 1
Shea 1
Totals 18
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Totals
KICKOFF RETURNS
Player NO.
Cross 3
Drake 1
Totals 4
PUNT RETURNS
Player No.
Johnson 5
Totals 5
DEFENSE
Player
Gold;
Howard
Hendricks
Hobson
Jones
Rene,
Foote
Whitley
Hall
Terreli
Wlson
Ziemanro
Sechler
Schanski
Jordan
Drake
Bellamy
Patmon

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127
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133
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By Andy Latack
Daily Sports Editor
STATE COLLEGE - Just four min-
utes into the first quarter of Saturday's
crucial game against Penn State,
Michigan fans were treated to an unwel-
come sight.
Quarterback Tom Brady, after taking a
heavy hit, limped to the sideline favoring
his ankle and backup quarterback Drew
Henson rushed into the game. It
appeared that Michigan's plan to get
Henson significant game experience
throughout the year was going to pay off
if the sophomore was going to have to
take over for the injured Brady in
Michigan's biggest game of the season.
But the Michigan fans were the only
ones concerned about Brady. When the
senior quarterback hobbled to the side-
line, he merely stood next to coach
Lloyd Carr. Rather than furiously attend-
ing to the injured quarterback, the train-
ers sat idle.
But Penn State didn't have time to
notice that something was fishy. Henson
quickly snapped the ball and fired a pass
behind the line of scrimmage to wide
receiver DiAllo Johnson on the left side-
line. As the Penn State defense pursued
Johnson, he turned and lofted a pass
back to Henson, who was streaking

down the opposite sideline with block-
ers in front of him.
The trick play went for 23 yards and
took the ball down to the Penn State 20.
But more importantly, it put the Lions
off balance and set up Michigan's first
touchdown of the game.
Identical to a play Michigan ran with
Charles Woodson and Brian Griese
against Wisconsin two years ago, the call
showed that Carr isn't afraid to pull out
the stops with the season on the line.
"That was a play we worked on for
several weeks," Carr said. "We wanted to
run it early in the game and DiAllo did a
good job getting the ball back."
Carr also had to coach Brady on his
acting ability, so the Penn State sideline
would think the quarterback was legiti-
mately hurt. So how would Carr grade
Brady's performance?
Let's just say the coach isn't giving out
any Oscars yet.
"I just worked with him on that
Thursday, and I'm not particularly proud
of the job I did," Carr joked.
NEVER SAY DIE: Brady got out to an
inauspicious start against the Lions,
completing just four of 14 attempts in
the first half and also throwing two of his
three interceptions. But as he has made a
habit of doing this season, Brady rallied

the Wolverines when it was crunch time,
leading them on two late scoring drives
to complete Michigan's gut-wrenching
comeback.
For as bad as he was in the first half,
Brady was downright unstoppable late in
the game. After a DiAllo Johnson return
set up Michigan at the Penn State 35,
Brady sparked a five-play, 35-yard scor-
ing drive that ended when he found
Marcus Knight on a flag pattern in the
end zone to put Michigan up for good
with 1:46 left.
This was just 100 seconds after Brady
had scrambled for a 5-yard touchdown
run to make it a one-possession game.
As has been the case all season, Brady's
coolness under fire rubbed off on his
teammates and Michigan put together
yet another fourth-quarter run.
"When it's time and all the chips are
down, you've got to rise up and do what
you got to do," Brady said. "As long as
there's time on the clock, we keep bat-
tling until the clock says 0:00."
Carr, who has said all season that the
senior's experience would be invaluable,
sang Brady's praises after the win.
"I think there's no finer leader in inter-
collegiate athletics," Carr said. "If you're
quarterback at a place like Michigan,
you're a special guy."

QB success stories:Johnson stars
in first half; Brady in second

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Michigan quarterback Tom Brady capped a 81-yard drive by diving into the end
zone, bringing Michigan within three points with 3:26 left in the game.
Defense rescues me,
season for WolVerines
had scored on a 71-yard punt return
by Bruce Branch, two Travis Forney
Continued from Page 11 field goals, and the pass to
range from the Outback Bowl to the Drummond.
Fiesta or even the Orange - will Which meant that 14 points were
depend the upcoming game against not the defense's responsibility -
Ohio State and the way this bizarre . but making them up was still on the
Big Ten season plays out. offense's shoulders.
Citrus Bowl officials probably When Michigan took the kickoff,
would rather not invite Michigan for Brady showed why Carr praised him
the second year in a row, but that as he did. He led the Wolverines °on
option, too, is still open. an ugly, penalty-spangled, time-
Regardless of Michigan's postsea- wasting drive that put him exactly
son disposition, Saturday's victory is where he wanted them to be.
one that will be remembered among Brady, who had tried to scramble
Michigan's finest. tentatively several times earlier in
Michigan is now the second team the game with abysmal results, final-
ever to beat a Paterno-coached Penn ly made it, thrusting his the ball
State team in three consecutive across the goal line as he fell.
games. Only Alabama, in 1979-81 On Michigan's next possession
and 1987-89, has accomplished that. (which carre 17 seconds later, as the,.
When Tom Brady threw his third defense held Penn State to three-
interception of the day to cornerback and-out), Brady found Marcus
Bhawoh Jue, the Crimson Tide Knight in the corner of the end zone
looked as though it would retain sole for the score.
claim to that distinction - which is It was a fitting way to win, since
not to be taken lightly. Knight had given an impromptu pep
Brady, who Michigan coach Lloyd talk to the defense after Brady's
Carr called one of the best leaders in touchdown.
intercollegeiate athletics, had his "He said to go get it back for us,"
pass returned 46 yards for touch- Michigan safety Tommy Hendricks
down to give Penn State a 27-17 said.
lead. The defense did just that, with the
At that point, the Nittany Lions game and the season.

lYds
263
271

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4
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KICKOFF RETURNS
Player No.
Watson 3
Total 5
PUNT RETURNS
Player No.
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DEFENSE
Player
Short
Amngton
Morrison
Boyd
Krekis
Adams
Brown
Macklin
Jue
King
fox
fleischhauer
Kennedy
Scott
Sturdifen
Graham
Forney
Branch
Stankewicz
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Yds
18
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96
106
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62
83
Yds
103
103
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LOUIS BROV
Michigan wide receiver Marcus Knight had the first two-touchdown game of his career against the Lions. Knight caught
scoring passes of 35 and 11 yards, including the game-winner with 1:46 left.

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MADISON (AP) - Ron Dayne's
four-year run at history is over, and his
reward is another bouquet of roses.
On the biggest day in Wisconsin
football history, Dayne broke the
major-college career rushing record as
the No. 9 Badgers claimed the outright
Big Ten title and earned a return trip to
the Rose Bowl with a 41-3 rout of Iowa
(0-7 Big Ten, 1-9 overall) on Saturday.
Tlayne broke Ricky Williams' record
with 4:32 left in the second quarter on a
31-yard run toward the Wisconsin side-
line. He finished the game with 216
yards rushing and a touchdown on 27
carries, giving him 6,397 yards for his
career, or 118 more than the 6,279
Williams gained at Texas.
"The record was broken because we
looked at it as a team goal," Wisconsin
coach Barry Alvarez said. "A lot of
people had to do their job for him to
have a chance to achieve that."
The Badgers (7-1, 9-2) finished their
regular season by winning seven
straight games and clinching a return
trip to the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.
Wisconsin, which beat UCLA 38-31
in Pasadena last year, will be playing in
consecutive Rose Bowls for the first
time in school history. Williams broke
Tony Dorsett's 22-year-old record last
season.
?V 11 T uy-I.- X14Zr-- 1A

defense was committed to getting it,'
safety Aric Morris said. "It feels real
good. It's a goal we wanted to accom-
plish."
The victory gives Michigan State
eight wins in the regular season for the
first time since 1987, and plenty of
Spartans fans were on hand to cele-
brate.
More than half of Northwestern's sta-
dium was green-and-white on an unsea-
sonably warm day.
It also was Michigan State's first vic-
tory at Northwestern (1-6, 3-7) since
1992 - they won in Evanston in 1994,
but the victory was later forfeited as
part of self-imposed sanctions.
Northwestern was shut out for the
first time since 1993, when it lost 24-0
to Indiana.
"I'm the only coach in the history of
Michigan State to not have a winning
record against Northwestern," said
Michigan State coach Nick Saban, who
came .into the game 1-1 against the
Wildcats. "I asked the players if they
could please do something for yours
truly."
No.20 MINNESOTA 44, INDIANA 20
Glen Mason held up the game pro-
gram, featuring Minnesota's 18 seniors,
and declared it a fitting cover.
The seniors who Mason inherited
xxhp - inin ti no i m Wcehr

1, Buckeyes'
Thomas Hamner (34 rushes for 174
yards) and Billy Cockerham (I 11 yards
rushing and two TDs to compensate for
a shaky passing day) were joined by
cornerback Jimmy Wyrick and Luke
Braaten as the senior saviors.
The Gophers, who commanded their
highest ranking since 1985 after a 24-
23 upset at then-No. 2 Penn State last
week, were clinging to a 27-20 lead
with 10 minutes 'left when Wyrick,
picked on all day by Antwaan Randle
El, returned an interception 61 yards for
a touchdown.
ILLINOIs 46, OHIo STATE 20
Illinois qualified for its first bowl in
five years by bowling over Ohio State.
Kurt Kittner sliced up the 25th-
ranked Buckeyes with four touchdown
passes as the Fighting Illini locked up a
winning season with a 46-20 victory
Saturday.
It was the most points surrendered by
Ohio State in Ohio Stadium since
Michigan hung a 58-6 loss on the
Buckeyes in 1946. In 87 previous meet-
ings, the only time Illinois had scored
more points against Ohio State was in
1904,46-0.
The loss prevented the Buckeyes (3-
4, 6-5) from locking up a winning
record. Ohio State must win at
Michigan next week for a winning sea-
son I meet the minimum requirement

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