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Lm[iouE FOOTBALL SATURDAY

STAFF PICKS

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Game day
Will Drew Brees have his way? Or
will it be Michigan's day? Read the
advance and matchups and try to
figure it out.
PAGE 3

Three Kings
The new war film"Three Kings"
balances the different perspectives
and shows the humor of war. It
poses a catch-22 situation, making
it a must-see.
PAGE 7

Thrwin for a ksWeek in review

The University revealed that the
Athletic Department's losses for the
1998-99 fiscal year are worse than
originally thought.
PAGE 4
A diferent beat
After three years, the Michigan
band is under the direction of a
new drum major. Find out what
Greg Whittmore's plans are.
PAGE 5
No Illumination
Big-name actors are unable to save
"Illuminata." The weak acting in
this art film makes it one of the
most boring releases of the sea-
son.
PAGE 6

Complete coverage from last week's
game in Madison.
PAGES 8-9
Breesin' along
Until Drew Brees committed to
Purdue, most people in Austin, Texas
didn't know West Lafeyette from
West Germany. Now they're con-
verted.
PAGE 10
Taking
When it comes to catching a plane,
Michigan safety DeWayne Patmon
gets to the airport as late as he
can. Find out why?
PAGE 11

Meet the teams
is that Tom Brady or Drew Henson
under center? Check out a who's
who of both teams.
PAGES 12-13
Airborne
With opposing defenses stacking
the line of scrimmage to stop
Michigan's running game, the
Wolverines have gone airborne.
PAGE 14
Expertise?
The Daily's expert football writers
make their weekly picks, some with
the help of a video game.
PAGE 15
Section Credit:
Emmw C .EF: Heather Kamins
Foo TAu. WRITERS: T.J. Berka, Rick
Freeman, Josh Kleinbaum, Andy Latack
MNANG NEWS EDOR: Jennifer Yachnin
ARTS EDITORS: Chris Cousmno, Jessica
Eaton
Comm RmISI WRITERS: Dave Enders,
Neshe Sarkozy, Ed Sholinsky, Samantha
Walsh, Jessica GWess
SPEcIAL TIANICS: Arun Gopal

All picks made against
the spread.
Home teams in CAPS.
MICHIGAN (-6,5) vs. Purdue
MICHIGAN STATE (-22) vs. Iowa
Minnesota (-6.5) vs. NORTHWESTERN
OHIO STATE (-7) vs. Wisconsin
INDIANA (-2) vs. Illinois
FLORIDA (-17) vs. Alabama
TEXAS (-5) vs. Kansas State
Virginia Tech (-5) vs. VIRGINIA
SYRACUSE (-15) vs. Tulane
Rice (-4.5) vs. TULSA
NOTRE DAME (-6) vs Oklahoma
TENNESSEE (-20) vs. Auburn

TJ. Berka
Purdue
Michigan State
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Indiana
Florida
Texas

Rick Freeman

Josh Kleinbaum

Michigan Purdue
Michigan State Iowa
Northwestern Northwestern
Ohio State Ohio State
Illinois 'Illinois
Florida Florida
Texas Texas
Virginia Tech Virginia Tech
Syracuse .Syracuse
Tulsa Tulsa
Notre Dame Notre Dame

LOUIS BROWN / Daily
Michigan quarterbacks Drew Henson, above, and Tom Brady have been passing
much more than most Michigan teams do. See page 14 for the story.

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FLORIDA STATE (-40) vs: Duke
NEBRASKA (-27.5) vs. Oklahoma Stat
Best Bet1
Last week
Overall
MATCHUPS
Continued from page 3
MICHIGAN PASSING OFFENSE VS.
PURDUE PASSING DEFENSE:
Interesting. We probably haven't seen
the best sophomore receiver David
Terrell can do -and today would be just
the right time. But the Boilermakers'
stiffest test probably came from Jarious
Jackson and Notre Dame. If Drew Brees
and the Wolverines' backs hold each
other in check, this matchup could
decide the game. The Boilermakers' sec-
ondary will also have to deal with
Marquise Walker Marcus Knight, and
DiAllo Johnson. The only question will
be which quarterback is throwing them
the ball.
Advantage: MICHIGAN
PURDUE PASSING OFFENSE VS.
MICHIGAN PASSING DEFENSE
Facing an offense like this could bring
a certain intangible quality back to
Michigan's secondary. Doesn't matter
what you call it - confidence, cocki-
ness, swagger - it's a crucial quality in
a secondary. And while Michigan's
defenders (including backup corner
Terrell) haven't doubted their abilities
too much, there's just something about
saying you picked off Drew Brees that's
not there when you say you intercepted
Troy Nunes.
That said, there's also something
about trying to cover Vinny Sutherland
when only he and Brees know what
route he's going to run. Well, there's just
something about trying to cover Vinny
Sutherland.
Chris Daniels might be even harder to
cover. This season, he has switched with
Sutherland. Daniels now runs most of
his routes to the inside, while Sutherland
runs outside patterns. A particularly
frustrating play has Daniels run a quick
slant off a three-step drop - nearly
impossible to stop.

Virginia
Syracuse"
Rice
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Florida State
e Nebraska
Michigan State
7-7 (0-1)
2t19-2 (03)

Duke Duke
Nebraska Oklahoma State
Ohio State ' :Notre Dame
8-6(0-1) 104(0-1)
21-19-2 (1-2) ..20-20-2 (1-2)

Tennessee

Andy Latack
Michigan
Michigan Stat
Minnesota
Ohio State
Indiana
Alabama
,Texas
Virginia
Syracuse
Tulsa
Notre Dame
Tennessee
Florida State
Nebraska
Notre Dame
68(0-1)
21-19-2(0-3)

Auburn

- Procras
Since none of the Daily
(give them time), we tho
addled minds a bigger ch
So we sent them up ag
a Sony PlayStation. To giv
this week's Michigan-Pur
Josh Kleinbaum (Michic
"NCAA Football 2000."
e And remember, this is in
video game to place bets
The results:
Michigan 35, Purc
Star of the Game: Mich.
Play of the Game: 79-yan
Brady) to No. 1 with 0 :04
Michigan:T No. 58 (that can'
scrimmage in Michigan's preven
Purdue's speedy WR No. 14) aftE
Purdue: No. 14 hauls in a 42-yar
an extreme show of poor sportsrm
scoring.
Key stats:
Passing: QB No. 10- 11-for-1
0 TDs, 2 Ints.
Rushing: RB No. 32 -12 carrie
Receiving: WR No. 1 -12 catc
Defense: SS No. 41 - 5 tackle
les, 1 interception.
Passing: QB No. 15 -20-for-32
Rushing: QB No. 15 -3 carries,
? Receiving: WR No. 14-7catch
4' TDs WRNo. 84--3 catches, 68
Defense: CB No. 28 - 4 tackles
les, 1 sack.
Kicking: PK No. 30 - Made 1 fie
Coaches comments:
Josh Kleinbaum (Michigan):'
standing football game today. N
young, and he'll come back strc
State. I like them both."
T.J. Berka (Purdue): "My defer
at the end. I was disappointed i
supposed to, we wouldn't have
could have expected him to, but

DANA UNNANE/Daily
Marcus Knight could get a chance to shine against a questionable Purdue secondary.

The last offense Michigan faced like
this was in the 1998 Rose Bowl against
Washington State. Purdue coach Joe
Tiller is a former assistant to Mike Price.
Advantage: PURDUE
SPECIAL TEAMS:
While Jeff Del Verne is one of the top
kickers in the nation (10-for 12 field
goals, 10-for-10 on extra points), his
steady performance says as much about
his ability as it does about his offense'
inability to finish drives with touch-
downs.
Marcus Knight catches punts for
Michigan. Vinny Sutherland returns
them for Purdue. With three quarter-
backs like the ones in this game, field
position might not be crucial. Two of
Michigan's touchdowns last week came

on drives of 90 and 91 yards' Brees
threw a 99-yard completion to
Sutherland last week.
While that 99-yarder decided the
game for Purdue, it's more likely this
week that a big punt return could help
decide this one. Since Michigan aver-
ages 7.5 yards per return (if you don't
count Brandon Williams return of a
blocked punt) this one's not too hard.
Advantage: PURDUE
This is one of those games bettors stay
away from. It could be a blowout - for
either side. Or it could be a classic, one
of those rare games that can define a
team's season. Make no mistake a
Purdue win could be a milestone for the
program. But history will wait.
MICHIGAN 31, PURDUE 23

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