The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - October 9, 2000 - 58 -
M AFTER A PERFECT FIRST HALF, HOW COULD MICHIGAN
BLOW AN 18-POINT LEAD? A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS:
Michigan took the opening kickoff:
and marched methodically down
the field. A 12-play, 82-yard drive
culminated in a seven-yard touch-
down pass from quarterback
Drew Henson to Marquise Walker.
Michigan 7. Purdue o
Purdue responded in kind, but
two incompletions from Drew
Brees to A.T. Simpson forced a
field-goal attempt by Travis
Dorsch from 24 yards.
Michigan 7, Purdue 3
A Walter Cross rush for 20 yards
continued a Michigan drive. That
set up a four-yard touchdown
pass to B.J. Askew.
Michigan 14, Purdue 3
Michigan corner Todd Howard
made a controversial interception.
(replays showed he dropped the
ball), but then the Wolverines
then struck when.Anthony
Thomas broke one loose from the
Michigan 39, going 61 yards for
Michigan 21, Purdue 3
Effective rushes by Purdue's
Montrell Lowe left Michigan sus-
ceptible to the long ball. Brees then"
found Vinny Sutherland over the
middle for 25 yards and paydirt.
Michigan 21, Purdue 10
The Wolverines had the last pos-
session of the half, taking over on
their own 11 with 1:50 remaining
in the half. Henson moved them
down the field, but the drive
appeared to stall after a holding
penalty duringa third..-down
Purdue coach Joe Tiller, in an odd
move, opted to take the penalty
and push Michigan back.Henson-
made him pay, finding David
Terrell for 15 yards and a score.
In the first half:
r Total Yards: 351
Passing Yards: 194
0 Rushing Yards: 157
r First Downs: 16
Time of Poss.: 16:17
0 Turnovers: 0
* Points: 28
Our Drew: 19-23, 194
yds, 3 TD, 0 Int.
* Total Yards: 219
Passing Yards: 138
Rushing Yards: 81
First Downs: 13
Time of Poss.: 13:43
Their Drew: 12-16,
138 yds., 1 TD, 1 Int.
And in the second half:
Total Yards: 79
Passing Yards: 62
Rushing Yards: 17
First Downs: 3
Time of Poss.: 11:33
Our Drew: 7-12, 79
yds, 0 TD, 0 Int.
Total Yards: 311
Passing Yards: 148
Rushing Yards: 163
First Downs: 19
Time of Poss.: 18:27
Their Drew: 20-29,
148 yds, 2 TD, 0 Int.
Michigan 28, Purdue 10
Brees took Purdue coast-to-coast'
on the first drive of the second
half and punched it in for a
touchdown. But the Boilermakers
missed the two-point conversion.
Michigan 28, Purdue 16
After a Michigan punt, Brees
went to work again. After passing
nearly the entire drive, he handed
to Lowe. who broke for 16 yards
and the touchdown.
PHOTOS BY DANA INNANE/DAILY
Michigan's Drew doesn't want to look
at the numbers to the right, especially
after a first-half that was golden.
Ohi State knocks off Badgers;Iowa shocks State
MADISON (AP) - Derek Combs
gave the free-falling Badgers yet another
wombs ran for two touchdowns,
including an 80-yarder without his right
shoe, as eighth-ranked Ohio St. beat the
Badgers 23-7 on Saturday.
No. 24 Wisconsin (3-3), whose season
of national championship aspirations
began to unravel last month when the
NCAA suspended 26 players for receiv-
ing unadvertised shoe discounts, fell to 0-
3 in the Big Ten for the first time since
The Buckeyes (5-0, 2-0) had 14 tack-
les for loss, including eight sacks, in
avenging last year's 42-17 loss . at
When it was over, about 20 Buckeyes
danced on the Badgers' "W" at midfield.
Combs, who played sparingly in the
second half after he apparently turned an
ankle, got things going with an 80-yard
dash for the end zone when he slipped
two tackles at the line in the first quarter.
*is right shoe was ripped away as he
emerged from the pile and he darted the
last 78 yards without it.
The Buckeyes gained 174 yards on
their first seven snaps, an average of
nearly 25 yards a play.
Bennett, the nation's leading rusher,
carried 20 times for 106 yards, 102 yards
shy of his average. He needed 60 more
yards to become the ninth rusher in
NJA history to reach 1,000 by his fifth
IOWA 21, MICHIGAN STATE 16: Iowa
stunned Michigan State with two big
scoring plays in the second half to upset
the 25th-ranked Spartans, 21-16, and
snap a 13-game losing streak.
Kahlil Hill had a 90-yard kickoff
return and Jon Beater threw a 43-yard
touchdown pass to Kevin Kasper as the
Hawkeyes won their first game since
beating Northern Illinois, 24-0, on
September 18, 1999.
It was the Hawkeyes' first Big Ten
Conference victory since October 10,
1998 against Northwestern and their first
win over a ranked opponent since top-
ping No. 18 Purdue in 1997.
Kasper's touchdown came with 2:47
remaining and handed the Spartans (3-2)
their second straight loss.
Michigan State, which outgained
Iowa, 413 yards to 237, also was penal-
ized 10 times for 87 yards.
With Michigan State nursing a 16-14
lead and seemingly in control, Beutjer hit
Kasper on a crossing pattern across the
middle and the senior receiver did the rest
as he outpaced the Spartans' defense to
the end zone.
Iowa then hung on for the victory, a
feat long in the making.
No. 22 NORTHWESTERN 52, INDIANA
33: There are so many options in
Northwestern's newfangled no-huddle
offense, one that features quarterback
Zak Kustok in the shotgun formation and
four receivers spread across the field.
The best one? That's simple. It's also
the most effective - give the ball to
Anderson ran over and around the
Hoosiers, rushing for 292 yards on 36
carries and scoring four times as surpris-
ing Northwestern rolled to a 52-33 victo-
The Hoosiers couldn't stop Anderson
and now No. 22 Northwestern (5-1, 3-0)
has won three straight conference games
to go atop the Big Ten.
Anderson became the first
Northwestern back to gain 200 yards in
back-to-back games, surpassing 1,000
yards for a second straight season. He
had touchdown runs of 1, 73, 15 and 2
yards as the Wildcats hit the 50-point
mark for the first time since scoring 55
This year's top-ranked teams
have proved once again that
the easiest way to top the
college football world is with-
an easy schedule.
No. 1 Nebraska
VICTIM LIST: San Jose State,
Notre Dame, Iowa, Missouri
OPPONENTS' COMBINED RECORD:
No. 2 Kansas State
VICTIM LIST: Iowa, Louisianna
Tech, Ball State, North
Texas, Colorado, Kansas
OPPONENTS' COMBINED RECORD:
No. 3 Virginia Tech
VICTIM LIST: Akron, East
Carolina, Rutgers, Boston
OPPONENTS' COMBINED RECORD:
No. 5 Clemson
VICTIM LIST: The Citadel,
Missouri, Wake Forest,
Virginia, Duke, North Carolina
OPPONENTS' COMBINED RECORD:
Of the four schools, only one
has played a top 25 team -
Nebraska beat No. 20 Notre
Dame, 27-24 in OT.
Michigan 28, Purdue 23
Michigan earned some good field
position on a punt return from
Ronald Bellamy to the Purdue 24.
The Wolverines failed to move the
ball, but Jeff Del Verne banged
home a 34-yard field goal.
Michigan 31, Purdue 23
Purdue embarked on a 12-play,
80-yard drive that included just
one third down, Brees' touch-
down pass to John Standeford.
Purdue went for the game-tying
two-point conversion,* but failed.'
Michigan 31, Purdue 29
Purdue got the ball back and
Dorsch missed a 32-yarder with
2:11 left. Michigan needed one
first down to win the game.
The Wolverines couldn't get one.
Brees moved the.ball downfield,
as he did all day, and Dorsch
nailed the game-winning 33-
yarder with four seconds left.
Final: Purdue 32, Michigan 31
Wisconsin receiver Lee Evans (3) catches a pass in front of Ohio State's Donnie
Nickey (25), Joe Cooper (10) and Mike Doss (2).
This is the kind of game that could-really
stick Michigan. Indiana is a team that
plays well about every fourth Saturday.
It's Antwaan Randle El and no help. The
Hoosiers' defense is horrendous.
Yet no one ever knows which Saturday
Indiana will pick to play well. With a
3:30 start on ABC, this just might be
the day that Indiana decides to get its
THE CONCERNS: The ability of Michigan's
defensive backs to cover anybody; How
Michigan will handle dealing with a legit-
imately fast quarterback for the first
time all year.
BIG TEN STANDINGS
against Michigan in 1958.
By spreading the field, Northwestern
is, in essence, creating a game of 7-on-7.
A stategy proving to be most effective.
No. 10 OKLAHOMA W, No. 11 TEXAS
14: The stunned look on Texas coach
Mack Brown's face and the strain in his
voice said it all.
No one could see this coming: a 63-14
loss to rival and No. 10 Oklahoma that
ranks as one of the most embarrassing
days in the history of Texas football.
This game was supposed to revive one
of the country's best rivalries. It was the
first time since 1984 that both Oklahoma
(5-0, 2-0 Big 12) and Texas (3-2, 1-1)
came in so highly ranked.
It was over quickly. Oklahoma was
overwhelming. Texas was terrible.
The Sooners' offense scored on its first
five possessions in the first half The
defense chipped in with an interception
return for a touchdown.
Oklahoma rolled up 534 yards of
offense and 28 first downs. The Sooners'
63 points was the most scored by either
team in a series that dates back to 1900.
The final score was the most lopsided
final margin since OU blanked Texas 50-
0 in 1908.
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HOW THE AP TOP 25 FARED
Associated Press Poll for week of October 6th.
Games updated through September 31st.
LOSING STREAKS END: Oxford, Ohio,
seemed an unlikely place for Ball
State to break its 21-game losing
streak. But that's exactly what Bill
Lynch and his Cardinals did with a
15-10 victory over the RedHawks.
qa State last won on Oct. 3,
98, and had reached comedic
proportions with its losing streak.
The Cardinals were even clowned
by alum David Letterman on his
"Late Show." Every Friday show this
season, Letterman would announce
Ball State's opponent for the week-
end, the betting spread, and tally up
(first-place votes in
1. Florida State
3. Virginia Tech
4. Kansas State
7. Miami (Fla.)
8. Ohio State
lost Miami (Fla.) 27-24
beat Iowa State 49-27
beat Temple 35-13
beet Kansas 52-13
beat NC State 34-27
lost at Purdue 32-31
beat Florida State 27-24
beat Wisconsin 23-7
beat Texas 63-14
lost Oklahoma 63-14
beat LSU 41-9
at Texas Tech
at Kansas State
1. Nebraska (67)
2. Kansas St. (3)
3. Virginia Tech (1)
4. Miami (Fla.)
6. Ohio St
7. Florida St.
THIS WEEKEND'S RESULTS
PURDUE 32, Michigan 3
IowA 21, Michigan State 16
MINNESOTA 25, Penn State 16
NORTHWESTERN 52, Indiana 33
Ohio State 23, WISCONSIN 7
Indiana at Michigan
Wisconsin at Michigan State
Iowa at Illinois
Purdue at Northwestern
Minnesota at Ohio State
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