10A -The Michigan Daily -Thursday, October 19, 2000
Hokies visit Syracuse. while Pac-lO0 matchups highlight weeken w
By Swapnil Patel running back Leo Mills and quarter-
Fr the Daily back Ortege Jenkins hae helped the AP TOP 254
Wildcats win their last four games(. 5(frstplace votes in paentheses)
This weekend s matchups around Mills looks to build on his, two- TEAM PTS PVS °
the. top 5 feature secxrliWPac-1Oriival- touchdow~n, 129-ad rushing., puf'oi ersk 6) 60 17
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No. 2 'tiRt:i TiExii (4-0 Bi(.
E:%s'i; 6-0) ,,' SYRACUjSH (1-1, 3-3):
Virginia "Tech. setting itself u>> for a
second- stral irht appearance ina the
national championship game, looks to
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S% raculse once Across the
Flb. Hokie TOP 25
O last year. hand inc Syraculse its worst
loss since 1911.
aFor the Orangemen to have any
chance of victory, they must contain
Michael Vick and running back Lee
Suggs, who lead the potent Hokies
" iding a 1 7-game regular-season
win streak and having scored at least
35 points in every game this season,
the Hokies are for real.
They rank seventh in the nation in
total offense, averaging 458 yards per
game and are third in scoring average
(46.17 points per game).
Virginia Tech 56, Syracuse 10
-No. 20 ARIZONA (3-0 Pxc-10, 5-1)
:TNo. 11 OREGON (3-0, 5-1): Oregon,
Which is surprisingly off to its best
$;cnference start in 43 years, faces a
surging Arizona team.
a The impressive performances of
mance last week against Washington
State. After having some early-season
troubles, Jenkins is completing 50 per-
cent of his basses tis season.
At stake is the Ducks' 1 8-uaame
home-win streak, the second-lon~esi
current run in the nat ion beh indl
W1ith bowl elig(ib ilitiv up lOu r 1ahs
and the inside track to thle Rose Bow\l.
bhI teams shlould be h11 ig V far a
C:onsidering the Ducks 44-41i \ icto-
rv last year, expect anothcr shootout
S at ird av.
Oregon 42, Arizona 35
No. 18 OREGON SixriT; (2-1 PAC-10,
5-2) .vr No. 24 UCLA (1-2, 4-2):
Oregon State, having won five of its
first six games for the first time since
1964, invades Pasadena for a crucial
showdown with the Bruins.
The upstart Beavers hope to contin-
ue their balanced attack.
Quarterback Jonathan Smith leads
the productive passing offense while
Ken Simonton ranks fourth nationally
rushing with an average of 149 yards
UCLA, an early-season national
championship contender after beating
both Michigan and Alabama, can only
play the role of spoiler, having lost two
of its last three games.
Oklahoma (4)1.3 8
Miami (Fla.)1.4 4
Florida State143 7
Florida 122 1
Washington 117 1
* Kansas State118 2
Texas Christian 102 1
'Gee i 88 1
3. Mississ ippi State 85 1
*Ohio State85 6
*. So Mississippi 85 1
Michigan 77 1
'Purdue 56 2
ISouth Carolina 57 2
Oregon State 43 2
iNotre Dame 48 2
Arizona 38 2
Minnesota 27 N
UCLA 20 1
North Carolina St. 5-1
IDropped Out: No. 19 Auburn, No. 25 TexasI
The Bruins, already last in the con-
ference in rushing, will again be short-
handed as DeShaun Foster continues
to sit out with a broken right hand.
UCLA, led by potential All-
America wide receiver Freddie
Mitchell, seeks to avenge its 55-7 loss
last season against the Beavers.
Oregon State 3 1, UCLA 2 1
No. 22 NOTRE DAME (4-2) xv WESTr
VIRGINIA (2-2 BIG EAsTr, 4-2): The
Sophomore quarterback Michael Vick leads No.2 Virginia Tech into upstate New York this week for a battle against Syracu
Fighting Irish, once again resurfacing
in the top 25, visit Morgantown for the
first time in Notre Dame's IlIl-plus
seasons of football.
Notre Dame's 45-14 trouncing of
Navy last week helped freshman quar-
terback Matt LoVecchio become more
familiar with the starting role. In his
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Langfeld's uncommon size for col-
lege hockey lends him a hefty advan-
tage - he can set up in front of the
goal without too much pestering
from smaller defensemen, and while
he doesn't possess the puck-handling
skills of a Mike Cammalleri, his
mobility and shot make him a threat
from other angles besides the
Which is why last season in part ic-
ular was a bit of an enigma. Though
he scored 21 goals his sophomore
year, his amount of buries dwindled
to nine the year after. Lancfld stays
forthright about it - a combination
two career starts, LoVecchio has
looked impressive, completing 24-of-
39 passes for 326 yards and four
West Virginia faces a ranked oppo-
nent for the second straight week.
Coach Don Nehlen will on1ce again go
for his 200th career win after an
of factors, both in and out of his con-
trol, hindered his skills.
"Last year I was injured and I took
some shortcuts, I might not have
worked as hard," he said. "This year
I have to give it everything I've got
so that I won't have any regrets."
According to Berenson, the slump
might have been just part of a play-
er's growinlg pains.
"I think every player nteeds to
make a change each year," Berenson
said. "He's made a change and obvi-
ouslv it's a change for the better.
Tvypical ly, seniors realize they don't
hlave the captains of last year's team
to lead them. Thev need to step-up
aind lad and Langfcld has taken that
unisuccessful attempt last week illy: a
48-20 loss at tihe hands of Virgiiiia
Interestingly, tile Irish have not won
a road game since 1998, when .they
defeated Navy 30-0. Look for* th~e
trend to stop this week. e
Notre Dame 24, West Virginian21-,
Langfeld's MVP trophy at
Johlnson-Nissan classic backs ups t t
cl aiml.0 t.
"It's expected, it's a risk you take;"
Langfeld said. "It's like coach says,~
'You do it 1n0w and you got to.£J(xjt
all the time."'
A hero his freshmzatt year, 0tha
sounds like nothing new.
K c j a i t r N s v E - ) T he WX olverines m ay be v.,101 i
their captain this weekend. as s~e r
Geoff Koch is out of town regardidg
a death in the family. Berenson saWd
he will definitely inot play IFridjv
acainst Bowlina Green. a~
"Geoff is going1 through a tou 'hl
situation right now," Lail feld~said.
"We just want the best for him.
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