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:48 -The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - October 9, 2000

GAME STATISTICS

Team Stats
First Downs
Rush'es/Yards
Passing Yards
Offensive Plays
,Total-offense
Return Yards
Comp/Att/Int
Punts/Avg
fumbles/Lost
Penalties/Yards
Time of Poss

MICH
19
2W/174
256
64
430
86
28/35/0
4/41.5
1/N
8/66
27:50

PUR
32
43/244
286
88
530
68
32/45/1
1/41.0
1/0
2/20
32:10

M I C H IG0AN

Dorsch converts with game
on line; Brees sets record

f

PASSING
Plfayr
"Reson
Totals
RUSHING
Player
Thomas
Cross
Bellamy
Hanson
Askew
Totals
RECEIVING
Walker
Terrell
Askew
Thomas
Seymour
Bellamy
Joppru
7btals

C-A
26-35
26.35

Yds TD
256 3
256 3

Att
21
2
2
.3
1
29
No.
9
7
3
23
'2
1
26

Yds
120
24
12
10
8
174,
Yds
63
7s'
47
24
29
9
8
266

Avg
5,7
12.0
6.0
3.3
8.0
6.0
Avg
7.0
10.8
15.7
8.0
14.5
9.0
8.0
9.6

Lg
61
20
14
4
8
61
Lg
14
17
36
12
as
18
38

Int
0
0
TO
1
0
0
0
O
1
TO
1
1
1
0
0
0
3

By David Den Herder
Daily Sports Editor
Travis Dorsch's kic
seconds remaining Sat
first game winner of h
that he hasn't had the
before.
Last week against
Dorsch missed a 46

PUNTING9.
Player
Epstein
Toitals
KICKOFF RETURNS
Player No.
Cross. 2
Fargas. 2
Bellamy 1
Totals 5
PUNT RETURNS
Payer No.
Bellamy I
Totals 1
DEFENSE
Player
Wh tley:
Curry
FOOte
Patmon
Rumishek
Hobson
Brackins
Howard
Jordan
LeS eur,
Drake
Kashama
B. Williams
Petruziello
Wilson
Casseus
Cros(s
Orr
Del Verne
Stevens

could have won
Boilermakers.
Last year in theC
D o r s c h
missed from
40 and 38
yards, and N
also missed a -

No. Yds Avg Lg
4 166 41.5 50
4 166- 41.5 So0

0t
O(
oa

offense finally lived up to its presea-
son billing of "best in the nation" in
the first half Saturday.
k with eight Was Michigan coach Lloyd Carr
urday was the hoping to squeeze by the Badgers
is career. Not and keep all the interesting stuff out
e opportunity of Boiler chalk-talk sessions? Only
his gimmick-play grin could give
Penn State, that away, and don't expect that face
yarder that to budge.
it for the Either way, the Wolverines were
perfect offensively in the first half,
utback Bowl, scoring a touchdown on each pos-
session.
The final tally came courtesy of
OTBALL Joe Tiller's decision not to decline a
tebook holding penalty. The third-and-long
incompletion would have forced
kick against Michigan to call in Jeff Del Verne,
but Tiller took a holding spot foul
nate today," and gave the Wolverines another
fense got the shot.
se did a great Carr took the gift and went for the
ge to win the jugular. Terrell ran a 15-yard zig
pattern and caught a bullet from
's "range" is Henson in the endzone.
ngly in range "We came out in the first half and
ch shanked a our offense was clicking," Henson
econd, a 33- said. "It's tough when the game is
ood by game out of your hands in the end."
BREES IN THE BOOKS: The
you're team- Michigan defense could not contain
e confidence Purdue quarterback Drew Brees.
But not many defenses can say they
After scoring have.

Yds A
29 1
29 1
5 1
S 63 1:
Yds A
23 2:
23 2
*0
10
.9
9
4
4
4
2
3
1
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
Yds Lg
0 0
0 O
0 0
O O
R D U E

Avg
50

Lg
21
18
5
21

4vg Lg
3.0 23
3.0 23
Ast
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0_
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

PASS DEFENSE
Howard
Whitley,
Drake
Totals

nt
1
1
1
1
Pu

TO
0
0
0
TO
1 T
0
0
Tot
10
9
9
4
4
4
4
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
TO
0
> 0
O
0
Int
1
1
TO
1
0
O,
0
0
1
0
TO
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
2

potential game-tying
Ohio State.
"We were fortun
Dorsch said. "Our de
ball back and our offen
job of getting us in ran
game."
In fairness, Dorsch
hard to gauge. Seemin
with 2:11 to go, Dorsc
32-yard attempt. His s
yard kick, was ruled g
officials.
"You love to know
mates and coaches hav
in you, Dorsch said.
PERFECT OFFENSE:A
only three points in t
against Illinois, th

he first half
e Michigan

Brees' touchdown pass to Vinny
Sutherland in the second quarter

Saturday was the 75th of his career,
and broke the record for Big Ten
touchdown passes.
Former Iowa Hawkeye (and for-
mer Detroit Lion) Chuck Long pre-
viously held the record with 74.
"He put the ball where it needed
to be, and that's why he's a great
quarterback," said Henson, who
threw for 256 yards himself.
The victory was Brees' first ever
over Michigan, and Henson's first
loss to Purdue.
FROM THE CAMP: Unranked
Wisconsin took more punishment
Saturday, this time from unbeaten
Ohio State.
But a loss wasn't the only consis-
tent factor in Madison.
Wisconsin cornerback Jamar
Fletcher, famous for trash-talking
and making interceptions, tied a
school record with his 18th inter-
ception Saturday.
But the shoe, so to speak, was on
the other foot.
"We put a whooping on them,"
said Ohio State cornerback Nate
Clements, who picked off Brooks
Bollinger at the Ohio State 12-yard
line.
"His interception was question-
able," Clements told the Associated
Press. "Mine was a hell of a play."
The Buckeyes slammed the door
on the Badgers and their season,
23-7.

CGA
32.44
3245

01

PETER CORNUE/Daily
No matter how high Shantee Orr and Alain Kashama jumped, two chances was one too many
for Purdue kicker Travis Dorsch.

RUSHING
P yr
Lowe
Bros
Brows
Sutherland
Winston
Enois
RECEIVING
Player
SUthaond
Srtton
Suaridford
Brown
Winston
Totls

Att
22
10
4
2
1
3
43
Nfo.".
11
6
2
2
"1
32

Yds
126
80
16
11
9
4
262
Yda
127
8
51
21
2
s
8
286

Yds
286
286
Avg
5.7
8.0
4.0
5.5
9.0
1.3
5.7
Avg
11.5
7.6
8.5
10.5
1.1
9.0
8.0
8.9

Brk-up
4
2
1
7
TO
2
2
Lg
29
21
5
10
9
2
29
Lg
25
_13.
13
14
6
9
25

PUNTING
Kurz
Totals
KPIC0FF-RETURNS
Player No.
Clopton 2
Total 3
PUNT RETURNS
Player No.
Sutherland 2
Totals 2
DEFENSE
Player
Loerzel
Tufn4r
Odom
Ayodele
Wodyard
Gardner
Schweigert
Ckopton
Phillips
Mitnone
Henderson
Moore
Schaub
Morales
Dinkins
Ennis
Vaughan

DANA LINNANE/Daily

No. Yds Avg Lg
1 41 41.0 41
1 41 41.0 41

Mich igan
not a true
national
superpower
DUPREY
Continued from Page 18
Michigan's defense had more trouble
with Brees and his offense in the first
half than the scoreboard indicated. The
Wolverines' 28-10 halftime lead
stemmed from holding Purdue to a
chip-shot field goal on one possession,
and saying a touchdown with a Todd
Howard interception (shown to be an
incomplete pass by television replays).
Aside from that, Purdue had its way.
Almost every Purdue play was the
same throughout the day: slant in,
rnteh and rim the rPceiver rinwm +t,.
middle, gain of eight setting up second
and short. Many times Michigan
defensive backs weren't even within
three yards of the receiver.
The Boilermakers scored points on
six of their nine drives on the after-
noon, a statistic partially mitigated by
the Howard interception and a short
missed field goal. Purdue punted
once.
Is this something that happens to a
perennial national title contender?
Certainly not, even against a potential
All-America and bowl-worthy oppo-
nent on the road.
It would have been one thing for
Michigan to be soundly outplayed and
lose 24-14. But the way this defeat
came down proved something about
this program. It's not what Michigan
fans would like to think it is.
Michigan's running a pretty good
football program up in Ann Arbor. It's
just not the national superpower it was
intended to be.
- Chris Duprey can be reached at
cduprey@umich.edu.

S

After holding the Badgers to only one touchdown, the Michigan defense couldn't stop Drew Brees' passing attack or even the Purdue rushers.
Defense loses both ways in second half

Yds
48
4:
52
Yds
16
16
solo
8
S
6
5
5
3
.4
3
~1
2
1
1
1
1
0
0

Avg
24.0
4.0
17.3

L9
25
4
25

i

Avg Lg-
8.0 10
8.0 10
Ast T
1
2
0
0
0
2
O
1
2
O.
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1

TO
o
TO
0
0
Tot
9
7
6
5
5
5
4
4
3
2
1t
1
1
1
1
1
1

LOSS
Continued from Page 1B
knew that he could not let his team or
the fans down again.
"I knew whole-heartedly that if I
got another chance I would make it,"
Dorsch said. "Sometimes you get
that chance, sometimes you don't."
And luckily for Dorsch, his predic-
tion was correct. This time he did
make it - barely. Dorsch got the
height on the ball and it carried just
inside of the upright.
But that was good enough.
Fans rushed the field, and this time
it was Dorsch and not just Heisman
candidate Drew Brees who they were
running to congratulate.
Up until the closing seconds,
Brees was the star of the game. He
controlled the Purdue offense, dri-

ving them back from a 28-10 half-
time deficit with three touchdowns.
Unlike the Wolverines, who did
not convert on a third-down opportu-
nity in the entire second half, Purdue
punted only once the entire game.
The punt and missed field goal
opportunities were the only Purdue
possessions of the second half that
did not result in points.
"I don't think we ever had control
of the game from a defensive stand-
point," Michigan coach Lloyd Carr
said. "They pretty much did what
they wanted to do."
The only time the Michigan
defense was able to stop the
Boilermakers was on a pair of two-
point conversions. This is what pre-
sented Purdue with a two-point
deficit late in the game.
But the game was more a battle of

offenses. And in this offensive battle,
it was the other Drew who dominat-
ed in the first half.
Henson did not throw an incom-
plete pass in his first nine attempts,
going six-for-six for the first drive of
the game.
Henson connected with Walker for
five of the six completed passes,
including the seven-yard catch for
the first touchdown.
This began the scoring rally for the
Wolverines.
After another touchdown pass to
B.J. Askew, cornerback Todd Howard
halted the Purdue drive with an inter-
ception in the end zone.
The Wolverines then drove 80
yards for their third touchdown of
the half, culminated by a 61-yard run
for Anthony Thomas into the end
zone for the score.

David Terrell capped off the half
for the Wolverines. Terrell caught a
15-yard pass from Henson after
Purdue accepted a Michigan 10-yard
holding penalty that would have
forced the Wolverines to try the field
goal instead of taking the seven
points.
But the 18-point lead wasn't
enough. It looked like a different
Purdue defense in the second half.
The Boilermakers came out stronger
and dominated in the last 30 minutes
of play.
"The momentum shifted and they
played harder," Carr said. "In the
first half we knocked them off the
ball and controlled the line of scrim-
mage.
"We didn't have the ball as much
in the second half and that's what it
comes down to."

PASS DEFENSE
Player Int Yds Lng Srk-up TO
Ayodela 0 0 0 2 0
Wvdyard O O 0 1 O
Phillps 0 0- 0 1 0
Totals' 0 0' 0 4 0
...... ...........:.............. ..............................:
PLAYER OF THE GAME:
Dr~Ew BREES-
After a poor
outing last
week, Brees
needed this
game to save
his team's
season. He
was masterful
with his short
passes,
exploiting
Michigan's
paltry sec-
ondary
throughout
Saturday after-
noon..
After Travis .
Dorsch missed

*1

STAFF PICKS
WEEK 5 SELECTIONS
ALL PICKS MADE AGANST THE SPREAD.
HOME TEAMS IN CAPS.
PURDUE ( 2) vs Michiga
NORTHWESTERN (-5) vs. Indiana
Ohio State (-1.5) vs. WISCONSIN'
Michigan State (-9) vs. IOWA
MINNESOTA (-65) vs. Penn State
Kansas State (-22.5) vs. KANSAS
NOTRE DAME (-42):vsStanford.
I An f _F a i 4 rX I rcian,.c t+

Chris Mark
Duprey Francescutti

Stephanie
Offen

This week's results:
PURDUE 32, Michigan 31
NORTHWESTERN 52, indiana 33
Ohio State 23, WISCONSIN 7
IOWA 21, Michigan State 16
MINNESOTA 25, Penn State 16
Kansas State 52, KANSAS 13
NOTRE DAME 20, Stanford 14
FLORIDA 41, Louisiana State 9
GEORGIA 21, Tennessee 10
WASHINGTON 33, Oregon State 30
MIAMI (Fla.) 27, Florida State 24
CLEMSON 34, North Carolina State 27
VIRGINIA TECH 35, Temple 13
Nebraska 49, IOWA STATE 27
Oklahoma 63, Texas 14
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