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SportsWednesday -- September 6, 2000 - The Michigan Daily - 7B

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GAME STATISTICS

Teamn Stats
frst CDowns
asuhes/Yards
&I$Ssing Yards
Of-~fensive Plays~
ComplAtt/ri
~Pnts/Avg
s.',mrbles/Lost
r Penalties/Yardi,
Seof Poss
p B 0 W1
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Player
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RtUSHING
Player A
Gibsor,
Lewis
Alls
tSahm
Schneider
rClark
Totals

BG
16
28/58
213
70
271
48
18/42'
9/400
1/0
7/70
28:l-

MICH
29
53/289
265
72
554
103
1142.3
4/2
8/88
3:0:3

Def ense not perfect, but
lessons were learned

GAME RECAP

L I N G G R E E N

C-A
16-36
2-6

Yds 'D
189 1
24 0

By Chris Duprey
Daily Sports Editor
lnt Facing a program of lesser esteem
o such as Bowling Green on Saturday
isn't going to silence those who feel the
' defense will be Michigan's ultimate
weakness this season.

18-42 213

7
10
4
4
2
28

RECEIVING
Player No.
tGerlng 6
11atsta hm 4
hem 2
uham 1
Aander 1
Ghant 1
Ails 1
Clark 1
Lewis ,
Totals 18
PUNTING
Player
Schneider
Team
KICKOFF RETURNS
Player No.
Bautista 3

l ds
28
17
8
3
3
58
Yds
78
65
36
13
i11
7
3
2
-2
213

Avg
c.0
1J
2.0
0.8
1.5
-G
2.1
Avg
13.0
16.3
18.0
13.0
1".O
3 .C
20
-2 0
111.8

Lg
14
0
19
4
13
Lg
30
26
24
13
30

TD
0
0
0
0
0
TO
0
0
0
0

It's tough to face lower-echelon pro-
grams for precisely that reason - if
you do \well, it's because you're sup-
posed to; if you don't do well, you're
worthless.
That's the learning process for play-
ing opponents like the Mid-American
Conference Falcons. Win big, make a
few mistakes that don't kill you, learn
from them, and move on.
Given those boundaries, the defen-
sive unit survived its first test. The
Wolverines allowed just 58 yards rush-
ing, their most prolific achievement of
the day.
Even more impressive was Bowling
Green's obvious intent to establish the
run -- at some points the Falcons
seemed to use the pass to set up the run,
rather than the other way around - but

"We thought they were going to
come out and run a little bit more than
they did, but I guess they were trying to
catch us off-guard with substitutions
and passing the ball more," said line-
backer Larry Foote, who led the
Wolverines with six unassisted tackles.
After Justin Fargas' fumble on the
first drive of the game, the defense
pulled together, played a little tougher,
forcing a three-and-out and showing
some promise for the future.
But Michigan wasn't faultless on the
day.
There were missed assignments,
errors that would've gone for big gain-
ers against a higher breed of team.
That's where the learning must come
into play.
On Saturday, coverage errors by
Michigan weren't exploited at all.
Overthrows by Bowling Gicen quarter-
back Andy Sahm and dropped balls by
a host of receivers made Michigan's
mistakes virtually invisible on the stat
sheet.
Carr was an equal-opportunity
blamer, finding fault on both sides of
the ball.
"It was a sloppy game in a lot of
prowess out of the backfield, catching
three passes for 87 yards. Senior
Anthony Thomas, now relieved of
being the only Michigan running back
running, shared the responsiblity across
the board, but not before he gained 108
yards himself.
Thomas shared the load with Fargas,
Walter Cross and true freshman Chris
Perry, who ran up 108 yards on 10 car-
ries, including a touchdown.

ways," Michigan coach Lloyd Carr
said. "I am very unhappy with all the
penalties and we turned the ball over
twice and got a field goal blocked.
Those are things that you just can't do."
At least the Wolverines recognized
their shortcomings.
They have vowed to work on them in
time for this Saturday's home game
against Rice, a more disciplined oppo-
nent.
Given his track record, defensive
coordinator Jim H errmann and his
players tend to make the necessary
adjustments in short order.
The intangibles seem to be in place.
The emotion is there. The defense is
capable of laying big hits on opponents,
as witnessed by Bowling Green running
back Godfrey Lewis, who felt the wrath
of Foote in the second quarter.
The challenges will increase in diffi-
culty as September marches on. The
Wolverines can take pride in not getting
stuck on the ground floor.

FIRST QUARTER:
John Navarre converts his first third
down to get Michigan rolling early, but
a fumble by Justin Fargas turns the ball
over to Bowling Green at the Michigan
45. The Michigan defense forces a
three-and-out, earning the ball back for
the Wolverines.
Later in the quarter, Michigan took con-
trol at the Bowling Green 49. Helped by
two solid runs by Anthony Thomas.
Navarre finds David Terrell open in the
end zone for a 34-yard touchdown
strike.
Michigan 7, Bowling Green 0
SECOND QUARTER:
Bowling Green punted to Michigan early
in the second quarter, pinning the
Wolverines back at the 10. After a false
start, Michigan proceeded to move 95
yards in five plays, culminating in a 19-
yard touchdown pass from Navarre to
Ron Bellamy.
Michigan 14, Bowling Green 0
Again Michigan takes advantage of
good field position. Starting on the
Bowling Green 42, the Wolverines roll
for another score. Navarre escapes an
interception in the end zone with his
pass to Bellamy, as Bellamy makes a
leaping grab.
Michigan 21, Bowling Green 0
Michigan tries to get another field goal
before the half, but Hayden Epstein's
48-yarder is blocked with 44 seconds to
play. For Epstein, that was his second
consecutive field goal that he had
blocked, dating back to the Orange
Bowl on New Year's Day.

THIRD QUARTER:
Starting on their 23 with 8:51 to play in
the third, the Falcons put together their
most impressive drive of the day. It
stalls out at the Michigan 17, so Bowl-
ing Green settles for a field goal
attempt. But Mike Knapp's 34-yard try
is wide, and the Falcons come up
empty.
FOURTH QUARTER:
Michigan begins to break the game
open with an 80-yard drive in 1 2 plays.
Navarre threw his fourth touchdown of
the game, a four-yard slant to Marquise
Walker, as Michigan extended the lead.
Michigan 28, Bowling Green 0
Anthony Thomas' longest run of the
day, a 28-yarder down the sideline, was
good enough for another score.
Michigan 35, Bowling Green 0
Bowling Green quarterback Andy Sahm
got his only measure of satisfaction
from Saturday's game on this drive. The
Falcons took over at their own 10 and
went 90 yards in 10 plays. A lofting
pass from Sahm to Andre Pinchem was
good for 24 yards and Bowling Green's
only touchdown.
Michigan 35, Bowling Green 7
.Freshman Chris Perry gave the remain-
ing fans at Michigan Stadium some-
thing to stick around for. Perry cut
around a few would-be tacklers and
broke for 42 yards and Michigan's final
score of the day.
FINAL: Michigan 42. Bowling Green 7

No. Yds Avg Lg
9 36u 40C 58
9 360 40.0 58

Yds
38

Avg Lg TO
12.7 .7 0

_________________________________________

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38 12.: 7 0 .Michigan stopped them almost single
every time.

PUNT RETURNS
Player No.
tLong
TNalE s
DEFENSE
Prayer
Malone
Lund
Hewitt
Long
Vella Delia
Fisher
Campbell
Swchar
iMam's
Fre
ribs
Surden
13 urk: n
Hanelin
?icks
Giantzi
Morton
Aiier.
'Angrove
PASS DEFENSE
Playet Int
TD
Burdef, 0
,OtatE g

Yds
10
Solo
9.
5
5
5
3
3
2
2
r
2
3

Avg Ly
10.0 :1
10.0 5~0

TD
D~
0

Asst
3
0
C
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lot
:2
9
9
7
6
6
5
a
2
2
2

FALCONS
Continued from Page1B
couldn't believe it when it happened.
After I caught it I didn't know what to
do, I was so excited. I went over to Ter-
rell and celebrated with my team-
mates."
Carr also got to see a few other
notable performers.
Fullback B.J. Askew showed his

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How the AP top 25 fared

Yds Lg Srk ip

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M I C HI1 GAIN

=ASSING
Player
>3avarre
totals
RUSHING
Player
Tomas
'er ry
Fargas
ross
Beard
Kaselitz
'Mignery
Navarre
Totals
RECEIVING
Player
Terrell
Askew
Bellamy
Thomas
T hompson
Walker
Totals

C-A
15-19
15-19

Yds TD
265 4
265 0

Att
23
10
5
2
53
No.
4
3
3
a1
15

Yds
108
103
70
33
2
2
1
-23
289
Yds
91
87
53
21
9
4
265

Avg
1 C.3
8.8
6.6
2.0
1 C
1t a
5.6
Avg
15 2
290
17.7
21.0
9.0
40
17.7

Lg
28
42
18
'7
1
42
Lg
41
58
23
2i
(c
4
58

Int
0
TO
0
0
(I
0
2
2
TO
0
4

1. Nebraska (1-0)
2. Florida State(1-0)
3. Michigan(1-0)
4. Miami Fla(1-0)
5. Wisconsin(1-0)
6. Texas(0-0)
7. Kansas State(2-0)
8. Florida(1(1-0)
10. Vir. Tech(1-0)
11. S. Cal(1-0)
12. Tennessee(1-0)
13. Alabama(0-1)
14. Purdue(1-0)
15. Washington(1-0)
16. UCLA(1-0)
17. Clemson(1-0)
18. Ohio State(1-0)
19. Mississippi(1-0)
20. Oklahoma(1-0)
21. Illinois(1-0)
22. Tex. Christian(0-0)
23. Notre Dame(1-0)
24. Mich. State(0-0)
25. So Mississippi(0-1)

beat San Jose State 49-13
idle
beat Bowling Green 42-7
beat McNeese State 61-14
beat Western Michigan 19-7
idle
beat La. State 54-10
beat Georgia Southern 29-7
beat Akron 52-23
idle
beat S. Mississippi 19-16
lost to UCLA 35-24
beat Central Michigan 48-0
beat Idaho 44-20
beat Alabama 35-24
beat Citadel 38-0
beat Fresno State 43-10
beat Tulane 49-20
beat Texas El Paso 55-14
beat Middle Tenn. State 35-6
idle
beat Texas A&M 24-10
idle
lost to Tennessee 19-16

at Notre Dame
at Georgia Tech
vs. Rice
at Washington
vs. Oregon
vs. La-Lafayette
idle
at S. Carolina
at East Carolina
vs. Colorado
idle
vs. Vanderbilt
vs. Kent
vs. Miami
vs. Fresno State
vs. Missouri
at Arizona
vs. Auburn
vs.Arkansas State
at San Diego St.
vs. SMU
vs. Nebraska
vs. Marshall
idle

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PUNTING
. layerI
Epstein
Totals
-KICKOFF RETURNS
Player No.
Crioss 1
Fargas 4
Total 2
PUNT RETURNS
Player No.
Bellamy 5
Terrell 2
ley 1
ota s R a
~as
,JEFENSE
'.'Fote
SPyte'k
Williams
HeSneur
Bowman
Patmon
Frysinger
Orr
Nasif
tiobson
Curry
Van Pelt
Howard
4ashamn
Wood
Diggs
Jordan
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P'~ASS DEFENSE
Player Int
Manning 1
vvilliams 0
LeSueur 0
Patmon O
# ysinger 0
malls &
Totals 1

No. Yds Avg Lg
3 127 42.3 45
3 127 42.3 45

Yds Avg Lg
28 28.0 28
1 110 11
39 19.s 23

TD
0
0
0
1D
0
0
0
0

Yds
42
9.
64
Salo
6
.4 -
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
Yds
O
0
U
0
0
0
0

Avg
8.4
11,0
8.0
Asst
0
0
0
3
0
c
0
0
0

Lg
14
14
14

ESPN/USA COACHES Top 25
(first-place votes in parentheses)
TEAM PTS
1. Nebraska (43) (1-0) 1,456
2. Florida State (15) (1-0) 1,422
3. MICHIGAN (1-0) 1,303
4. Miami (Fla.) (1-0) 1,205
5. Florida (1-0) 1,175
6. Wisconsin (1) (1-0) 1,131
7. Kansas State (2-0) 1.037
8. Texas (0-0) 1,036
9. Virginia Tech (1-0) 1,022
10. Georgia (1-0) 901
11. Tennessee (1-0) 822
12. USC (1-0) 746
13. Purdue (1-0) 719
14. Alabama (0-1) 668
15. Washington (1-0) 631
16. Ohio State (1-0) 627
17. UCLA (1-0) 491
18. Mississippi (1-0) 458
19. Clemson (1-0) 425
20. Oklahoma (1-0) 355
21. Illinois (1-0) 327
22. TCU (0-0) 234
23. Michigan State (0-0) 232
24. So Mississippi (0-1) 117
25. Notre Dame (1-0) 115
Dropped Out: No. 23 Texas A&M, No. 25
Colorado -

PVS
1.
2
4
6
7
5
9
8
10
11
12
13
14
3
15
16
NR
17
18
19
20
21
22
24
NR

TEAM
1. Nebraska (39) (1-0)
2. Florida State (28) (1-0)
3. MICHIGAN (1-0)
4. Miami (Fla.) (1-0)
5. Wisconsin (1) (1-0)
6. Texas (2) (0-0)
7. Kansas State (2-0)
8. Florida (1-0)
9. Georgia (1-0)
10. Virginia Tech (1-0)
11. USC (1-(
12. Tennessee (1-0)
13. Alabama (0-1)
14. Purdue (1-0)
15. Washington (1-0)
16. UCLA (1) (1-0)
17. Clemson (1-0)
18. Ohio State (1-0)
19. Mississippi (1-0)
20. Oklahoma (1-0)
21. Illinois (1-0)
22. TCU (0-0)
23. Notre Dame (1-0)
24. Michigan State (0-0)
25. So Mississippi (0-1)

PTS PVS
1,736 1
1,725 2
1,513 6
1,493 5
1,391 4
1,345 7
1,334 8
1,263 9
1,245 10
1,119 11
964 12
901 13
824 3
805 15
773 14
766 NR
612 17
591 16
528 18
487 19
398 21
354 20
166 NR
150 24
125 22

ASSOCIATED PRESS ToP 25
(first-place votes in parentheses)

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however their passion for teaching
doesn't end at the classroom door.

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Dropped Out: No. 23 Colorado, No. 25
Texas A&M

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