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Two-Deeps

Michigan 51, Penn State 77
A Penn Statement
'M' shushes critics,
Lions' rushing game - , /

By Rick Freeman
Daily Sports Editor
STATE COLLEGE - When it was
all over, Todd Howard was too tired to
properly celebrate. He took a cheer-
leader's giant M' flag, waved it back
and forth a few times, and had to give
it back to go slap hands with the
Michigan fans - most of whom had
traveled more than 300 miles to see
the biggest win of Michigan's once-
again promising season.
Among those who stood atop a
rolled-up tarp along the east stands at
Beaver Stadium were Howard, safety
Cato June and several other defensive
players, who deserved the loudest
cheers for their efforts in Michigan's
31-27 victory on Saturday.
"I didn't realize how heavy it was,"
said Howard, whose defensive team-
mates held Penn State to its lowest
rushing total - seven yards - in the
50 years Joe Paterno has coached at
the school. As a team, they were stel-
lar. but individually, they shone when
needed.
As Penn State tried to seal its 27-24
lead in the fourth quarter, the much-
maligned James Whitley broke up a
pass to Eddie Drummond, the same
player who caught a 37-yard touch-
down in the third quarter that floated
maddeningly out of Whitley's reach.
As Penn State tried to rally from its
31-27 deficit, Howard stuck to Chafie
Fields tighter than he had all day.
And with Penn State threatening

from Michigan's 34-yard line, Ian
Gold reached up and knocked the ball
out of Penn State quarterback Kevin
Thompson's hands. Linebacker Larry
Foote recovered the ball, but his entire
team recovered most of the dignity
lost almost a month ago with back-to-
back losses to Michigan State and
Illinois.
"I'm proud of the kid," Michigan
defensive coordinator Jim Hermann
said of Whitley. "Most kids would
have jumped in the tank, but not him."
The same could be said of
Michigan's defense. The unit which
may have knocked the Wolverines out
of the national title chase helped them
back into the hunt for a Bowl
Championship Series bowl.
For the fourth year in a row and
seventh time this decade, it seems
Michigan will play in a New Year's
Day bowl game. Which one that is -
and the options range from the
Outback Bowl to the Fiesta or even
the Orange - will depend the
upcoming game against Ohio State
and the way this bizarre Big Ten sea-
son plays out. Citrus Bowl officials
probably would rather not invite
Michigan for the second year in a row,
but that option, too, is still open.
Regardless of Michigan's postsea-
son disposition, Saturday's victory is
one that will be remembered among
Michigan's finest.
Michigan is now the second team to
ever beat a Paterno-coached Penn

LOUIS BROWN/Daily
Michigan's James Hall has reason to celebrate - the Wolverines' 31-27 victory
gave their BCS hopes a shot In the arm going into their battle with Ohio State.

Wzen will
roller coaster
ride end fo
Michian ?
STATE COLLEGE - From the
outside, Penn State's Beaver
Stadium has the feel of a roller
coaster at an amusement park. The
steel infrastructure holds up the
90,000-plus seat
stadium, and the T.J.
fans have to Berk
weave their way Erka
through maze-
like aisles to get
to their seats.
So it was fit-
ting that
Saturday's gamer
between the
Nittany Lions t t
and Michigan OF
had a roller-
coaster feel. Just when you thought that
one team had the upper hand, that
team's prospects fell while the other
team's hopes rose.
Michigan experienced all the highs
and lows that go along with a thrilling
ride. At times it looked like the
Wolverines were going to repeat the
beatings that they gave Penn State the
past two years, as the defense massa-
cred Kevin Thompson and the offense
sliced through the Penn State defense
with surgeon-like precision.
But at other times, it was Michigan
getting massacred. LaVar Arrington
and Co. beat Tom Brady excessively
while the Penn State passing attack
repeatedly burned the Michigan sec-
ondary.
Of course, this was nothing new to
the Michigan football fans. All year,
they have seen the Wolverines take the
role of two teams - the unbeatable
juggernaut and the resistable force.
All this roller-coaster action leaves a
huge question: What team is the true
Michigan team? The swaggering pow-
erhouse or the gun-shy pretender?
Judging by what I've seen the past
10 games, I would say that Michigan
is a little of both.
Michigan's defense will enter games
riding a tidal wave of emotion. It
showed that against the Nittany Lions,
swarming to the ball and forcing two
fumbles in the initial two drives.
The Wolverines also showed the abil-
ity to make the opposition pay for its
mistakes. Michigan took advantage of
the two turnovers to build a 10-0 lead
in the first seven minutes of the game.
That tendency is something
Michigan has shown often this year.
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PLAYER
David Terrell
Cato June
Brandon Kornblue
Todd Howard
Marquise Walker
Victor Hobson
Jonathan West
Drew Henson
Walter Cross
Ryan Parini
DiAllo Johnson
Tom Brady
Brandon Williams
Mike Kaselitz
Jason Kapsner
Brian Smalls
Andy Mignery
Dan Williams
DeWay ne Patmon
Travis DeMeester
John Navarre
Rudy Smith
Larry Foote
TV rece Butler
Mlark Berin.
Ronald Be Ilamy
Tad Van Pelt
Ian Gold
Jeremy LeSueur
Kei rant
Greg Brooks
Cory Sargent
Charles Drake
Hayden Epstein
Michael Manning
Julius Curry
Anthony Jordan
Scott Panique
Aaron Richards
Ryan Beard
Jon Shaw
John Spytek
Anthony Thomas
Brent Cummings
Justin Fargas
Phil Brabbs
B.J. Askew
Blake Nasif
Aaron Shea
Bob Fraumann
Kurt Anderson
Dwight Mosley
Evan Coleman
Eric Rosel
Tommy Hendricks
Tate Schanski
Carl Diggs
Dave Armstrong
Jeff Del Verne
Phillip Brackins
Andy Sechler
Mat t Johnson
Kirk Moundros
Jeff Smokevitch
Eric Brackins
Chris Ziemann
Shantee Orr
Maurice Williams
Dhani Jones
James Hall
Dave Pearson
Rob Renes
Grady Brooks
Joseph Sgroi
Grant Bowman
Cyle Young
Courtney Morgan
Brodie Killian
Eric Warner
PJ. Cwayna
Steve Frazier
Stephen Baker
Andy Brown
Kyle Froelich
David Brandt
John Wood
Todd Mossa
Jeremy Miller
Ben Mast
Joe Denay
Demeterious Solomon
Adam Adkins
Steve Hutchinson
Tony Pape
Jonathan Goodwin
Jeff Backus
Tommy Huff
Bill Seymour
Joe Ghannam
Bennie Joppru
Shawn Thompson
Marcus Knight
Gary Rose
Deitan Dubuc
Norman Boebert
Josh Williams
Dan Rumishek
Jason Ptak
Eric Wilson
Patrick Kratus
Dave Petruziello
Shawn Lazarus
Jake Frysinger

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9 DiAllo Johnson
72 Ben Mast

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3 David Mitchell

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52 James Cotton
48 Matt LaVrar
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99 Heath Queen 73 Joe BrCwn
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State team in three consecutive
games. Only Alabama, in 1979-81
and 1987-89, has accomplished that.
When Tom Brady threw his third
interception of the day to cornerback
Bhawoh Jue, the Crimson Tide looked
as though it would retain sole claim to
that distinction - which is not to be
taken lightly. Brady, who Michigan
coach Lloyd Carr called one of the
best leaders in intercollegiate athlet-
ics, had his pass returned 46 yards for
touchdown to give Penn State a 27-17
lead. At that point, the Nittany Lions
had scored on a 71-yard punt return
by Bruce Branch, two Travis Forney
field goals, and the pass to
Drummond. Which meant that 14
points were not the defense's respon-
sibility - but making them up was
still on the offense's shoulders.
When Michigan took the kickoff,
Brady showed why Carr praised him

as he did. He led the Wolverines on an
ugly, penalty-spangled, time-wasting
drive that put him exactly where he
wanted them to be. Brady, who had
tried to scramble tentatively several
times earlier in the game with
abysmal results, finally made it,
thrusting the ball across the goal line
as he fell.
On Michigan's next possession
(which came 17 seconds later, as the
defense held Penn State to three-and-
out), Brady found Marcus Knight in
the corner of the end zone for the
score - a fitting way to win, since
Knight had given an impromptu pep
talk to the defense after Brady's
touchdown.
"He said to go get it back for us,"
Michigan safety Tommy Hendricks
said.
The defense did just that, with the
game and the season.

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