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2F - The Michigan Daily -Footbal Saturday - November 20, 1999
n[R o p FOOTBALL SATURDAY-.
Game day Daily Editorials Rev it up Football Saturday stafIF:
The Daily arts staff reviews Sleepy Hollow Ewo"o-n a-E: Heather Kamins
Ohio State and Michigan are two teams The Daily points out why student fees and alternative rocker Perry Farrell's M AN.AGW hSSWSD Ris RdsFreeman
travelling in different directions. Will it are necessary to the campus and newest release, Rev. srs TLatack
stay that way? Get complete game-day questions Northwest's monopoly ofnPAE 11 wu amre in
coverage. Metro Detroit. umws ErwT Niknta Easley, Katie Plona, Mike span,
PAGE 3 PAGE 7 Meet the Jamie winkler
PAGE e uihe weants EDomAL PAGE mrains: Jeffrey Kosseff, David wallace
Arsar eroms: christopher Cousino, Jessica Eaton
L t W ell-Received is that Steve Bellisari or Austin PoEDn s uisB a R, Fran, Josh Keinbaum, Andy
MacsKih' osdrdtasernMoherman? And who's starting for Fow ack ..Bra ikFemaJs libuAd
After watching his team fall behind by 10 Marcus Knight's considered transferring, Michigan this week? Check out the c o'r.: DataUnnane
points, largely thanks to his three inter- but his faith kept him here. Now, the depth charts to find out. P-.oGaA~hms: Louis Brown, Dana Linnane, David Rochkind
ceptions, Tom Brady engineered two Wolverines couldn't be happier with the PAGES 12-13 comN Uooms sarah Enso, Stephanie offen, Erin Podolsky, David
fourth-quarter TD drives to lift Michigan leadership he demonstrates. Reamer
past Penn State, 31-27. PAGE 8 R-E-S=PE-C-T Bstiness staff:
PAGE 4 Busuiss MaNmm Mark Thomford
No M as By reaching the Final Four of the NCAA SPECIA SEM uons - Angela Neso
Around the horn Its not Ohio State's poor play, but rather field hockey tournament along with DsRY
a lack of effort that has the Buckeyes' Iowa, Michigan helped established the Jones Assono MANAGm DeyaeRama.rishnan
It's rivalry week in college football. S captain concerned as they head into Big Ten as one of the country's elite Keie Kinney, Nicole Lazarus. Vinh Hguyen, Pranisa Pothpan. Jennifer Roosa,
which one's the best? Michigan-Ohio their final game. conferences. Jarnie Rose, Deborah Skoinik, Mike Solornan, Elyse Stettner
State? Auburn-Alabama? TJ. Berka says PAGE 9 PAGE 14FANU
think again. uwreGm Debbe Brwn Assoaat m mm Courtney Morales
PAGE 5-esw.: Courtney Morales. Ehze Yoon.
Join the club Expertise.?ADVMSMGM
l~r a sStudents voted this week on a Michigan HE" amsmm Krstin Tu"hl
sStudentsed i na tha Andy Latack has gone from first to worst. St: Seth Benso Isaac Detz. casey Frushour.
Michigan-Ohio State may be considered a would raise student fees by 25 cents for Can he recuperate? The Daily's expertEksa PShUCO NT Ena Ay. Brian Norris
turf war, but Amy Fouty will be worried two semesters to fund club sports. football writers make their weekly picks ADsEAciMuar oddro Ayalla Barkai
about another type of turf today. PAGE 10 -- some with the help of a video game. satadru PramanikS
PAGE6 PAGE 15

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STAFF PICKS

All picks made against
the spread.
Home teams In CAPS.
MICHIGAN (02.5) vs. Ohio State
MICHIGAN STATE (-1) vs. Penn State
Minnesota (-20) vs. IOWA
Purdue (-12) vs. INDIANA
ILLINOIS (14) vs. Northwestern
SOUTHERN CAL (-7) vs. UCLA
NOTRE DAME (-9.5) vs. Boston College
Florida State (-3.5) vs. FLORIDA
STANFORD (-11) vs. California
Alabama (-3.5) vs. AUBURN
YALE (-10.5) vs. Harvard

T.J. Berka
Michigan
Penn State
Minnesota
Purdue
Illinois
UCLA
Boston College
Florida State
California
Alabama
Yale

Rick Freeman
Michigan
Michigan State
Minnesota
Purdue
Illinois
Southern Cal
Boston College
Florida
California
Alabama
Harvard
Arkansas
Georgia
Temple
Alabama
9-5 (0-1)
71-66-3 (5-5)

Josh Kleinbaum
Michigan
Penn State
Minnesota
Purdue
Illinois
UCLA
Boston College
Florida State
Stanford
Alabama
Harvard
Arkansas
Mississippi
Virginia Tech
Penn State
9-5(1-0)
7067=3(5-5)

Andy Latack
Michigan
Penn State
Minnesota
Purdue
Illinois
Southern Cal
Notre Dame
Florida
Stanford
Alabama
Harvard
Arkansas
Georgia
Virginia Tech
Penn State
68(0-1)
69-%3(5-5)

ARKANSAS (-7.5) vs. Mississippi State Mississippi State

MISSISSIPPI (-5.5) vs Gecrgia
Virginia Tech (-29) vs. TEMPLE
Best Bet
Last week
Overall

Mississippi
Virginia Tech
Boston College
7-7 (0-1)
7463-3 (1-9)

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We hope you're sittingdo
th aC-seneThe Michigan- ?hic
with suspense and spect
Ohio State (coached with
Wolverines (coached by Josh
Bowl and awarding the Buck
Will the PlayStation results
Remember, the cursed mach
The resuits:
Ohio State 32, Mich
Star of the Game: OSU HB Ni
offense on the ground, but Mic
senior racked up 119 receivingy
es, including two TDs, before ju
of the biggest game of OSU's d
Play of the Game: In a brilliant
classmate OSU DT No. 73 (Joe
as Michigan QB No.10 passes tt
hand. The 285-pound lineman I
equally-behemoth lineman for tl
game.
Key plays:
Michigan: WR No. 85 streaked <
69 yards, knotting the game at 1
putting Michigan up 21-14. No.
handoff from the QB.
Ohio State: HB No. 5 comes off a
TD. With about 1:30 left in the a
found TE No. 84 in the back of t
pulled Ohio State within a field go
Key stats:
Passing: QB No. 10-- 9-for-18,
Rushing: HB No. 32 - 21 carrie
Receiving: WR No. 85 - 5 catc
TD.
Defense: NSSNo. 15 - 9 tackles,
Passing: QB No. 8- 22-for-34, 3,
Rushing: Nothing.
Receiving: HB No. 5 -6 catches,
Defense: DT No. 73- 1 tackle, 1
Coaches' comments:
Josh Kleinbaum (Michigan):"
game, but my QB choked in the
was relishing the opportunity to
We should have had it. But 'm Ik
playing a football game on New
going with No. 7 in the bowl qar
Andy Latack (Ohio State): "I've
really had no business winning thi
Martin care package in the final rr
records don t really matter becaus
blank passes will occur and theres
pretty nice place for a bowl trip."

Cooper still has M' monkey on back
MATCHUPS A:.,

Continued from Page 3F
provide offensive stability while Cooper
sorted out his quarterback quandry
(more to come on that topic soon).
Instead, he's just been disappointing.
The Buckeye Blur, as Ohio State's
web site likes to tout the senior, hasn't
been much more than a blur on the stats
page, averaging 78.2 yards per game.
He's had a habit of doing disappearing
acts on big plays and in big games.
And he's going up against a defense
that thrives on stopping the run. The
Wolverines notched a season-salvaging
upset over Penn State last week largely
because they held the Nittany Lions to
just seven yards rushing.
Advantage: Michigan
OHIO STATE PASSING OFFENSE VERSUS
MICHIGAN PASSING DEFENSE: Bellisari
and Moherman. Moherman and
Bellisari. Mohersari and Bellerman. Mix
and match them any way you want, and
it still comes down to this: When Cooper
must choose between Steve Bellisari and
Austin Moherman, he is choosing
between two sub-par signal callers.
Earlier this season, Cooper said that
the reason so many teams across the
country were using two-quarterback sys-
tems is because its been so successful at
Ohio State. If that logic is true - which
it isn't - don't be surprised to see teams
using a new-fangled, no-QB system next
season.
Bellisari has seen most of the plays,
but Moherman has played a significant
amount Neither has completed half of
their passes and they've combined for 12
interceptions and 12 touchdowns. In
fact, a quick look at the Buckeyes stat

DANA LNNANE/Daily
Michigan linebacker Dhani Jones faces a struggling Ohio State offense today.
Unlike last year's machine-like offense, this year's unit has been inconsistent.

sheet shows that their most effective
passer has been Wiley, who's completed
all four passes on halfback option plays
for 102 yards and a touchdown.
But whoever is throwing the ball -
Bellisari, Moherman or Wiley - will
have an advantage: He's throwing on
Michigan's secondary. The Wolverines'
defensive backs have struggled all year.
Even in Michigan's victory last week,
Penn State threw at will in the second
half after abandoning the run, and it was
almost enough to win the game.
With the Buckeyes' receivers - Ken-
Yon Rambo and Reggie Germany are
two of the best in the Big Ten -- this
matchup shouldn't be close. But because
of who's throwing to them, it is.
Advantage: Michigan (barely)
SPECIAL TEAMS: DiAllo Johnson has
emerged as a bona-fide punt returner, at

least compared to Marcus Knight.
Johnson had a key return late in the
game against Penn State to set up
Michigan's final touchdown. Clements
does the job for the Buckeyes - he has-
n't broken one yet, but he's averaging
close to 10 yards and has come close.
Both teams have good kickers and
punters, although for Michigan, they
happen to be the same man.
Advantage: Ohio State

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Last year, the Buckeyes beat
Michigan. But is the monkey really off
their back? No Ohio State has plenty of
talent, but most of it is young talent.
Next year, the Buckeyes could be a
force. This year, they're not.
Avoiding the humiliation, isn't
enough; Michigan will end Ohio State's
season a little earlier than expected.
Michigan 34, Ohio State 21

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