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THE LANTERN
WEEK 11 SELECTIONS
ALL PICKS MADE AGAINST THE SPREAD. Davi
HOME TEAMS IN CAPS. Den
OHIO STATE (-2.5) vs. Michigan
PURDUE (-16.5) vs. Indiana
MINNESOTA (44) vs. Iowa
PENN STATE (-1) vs. Michigan State
Miami (Fla.) (42.5) vs. SYRACUSE
Notre Dame (-21.5) vs. RUTGERSn
OKLAHOMA (-24) vs. Texas Tech
FLORIDA STATE (-12.5) vs. Fiorida
CLEMSON (-7.5) vs. South Carolina S
Auburn (-1) vs. ALABAMA
CALIFORNIA,(-1) vs. Stanford
OREGON STATE (-4.5) vs. Oregon 0
UCLA (-3) vs. Southern Cal
Washington (-8) vs. WASHINGYON STATE Wa
WESTERN MICHIGAN (-25.5) vs. Eastern Michigan We
Best bet
Record last week (Best bets)
Record to date (Best bets) 7
Staff picks OKLAHOMA 27, Texas Te
scoreboard FLORIDA STATE 30, Florid
Michigan 38, OHIo STATE 26 CLEMSON 16, South Car
PURDUE 41, Indiana 13 Auburn 9, ALABAMA 0
MINNESOTA 27, Iowa 24 Stanford 36, CALIFORNIA
PENN STATE 42, Michigan State 23 OREGON STATE 23, Oregon
Miami (Fla.) 26, SYRACUSE O SOUTHERN CAL 38, UCLA 3
Notre Dame 45, RUTGERS 17 Washington 51, WASHINGi
WESTERN MICHIGAN 28, La
.Purdue headed to P
WEST LAFAYETTE (AP)- Purdue hadn't wit- beat the Hawk
nessed such a rosy scene in 34 years. tion in the thi
Players putting flowers in their mouths, fans car- called back be
"ying Heisman Trophy signs across the field and a Minnesota's
Big Ten trophy presentation in the end zone. catches. He wt
But on Saturday, the Boilermakers earned it. first touchdow
Drew Brees threw for one touchdown and rushed third quarter.
for another, while Montrell Lowe ran for 208 yards pass from Col
nd four touchdowns as the Boilermakers beat Cole passed
ndiana 41-13 and booked their first trip to last 12 passes
Pasadena since 1966. Purdue will meet yards. The Go
Washington, which made it to the Rose Bowl by McCann eight
beating Washington State 51-3. PENN STrL
"Boilermaker fans, had you ever thought we Casey threw t
could go to the Rose Bowl?" Brees shouted to the two scores as P
fans as he accepted the Big Ten trophy. "This is, by on a Saturday
far, the greatest moment of my life so far." for the Nittany
And why not? Penn State c
All Brees did was complete 20-of-29 passes for career victory
' 16 yards and run 10 times for 85 yards, while within one of t
becoming the first quarterback to lead the mer Alabama
Boilermakers (6-2 Big ten, 8-3 overall) to Pasadena Proof of Pen
since Bob Griese. first quarter, w
NORTHwESTERN 61, IL.INols 23: They danced ed pass and
and celebrated on the field and donned their Big Casey's pass w
Ten champion shirts and hats. Northwestern routed went off Drum
on Saturday to earn a share of the conference title. right to Watso
Happy as they were, these Wildcats won't be tak- score that put P
ing their party to Pasadena. Casey, who
Buoyed by Michigan's 38-26 win over Ohio no interception

State, Northwestern needed one more variable for a next possession
rip to California - an Indiana win over Purdue. the end of the
The Wildcats didn't get it as the Boilermakers Michigan S
beat Indiana to win the berth in the Rose Bowl. sacked six tim
The Wildcats (6-2, 8-3) are still contenders for sacked twice. T
the Citrus, Outback and Alamo bowls, who are 6) ineligible fo
expected to make their selections next week. points were th
"We know we're going to a bowl game. We've all year.
achieved one of our goals of winning the Big Fen. FLORIDA Si
It's great to be part of history;' Damien Anderson made a stron
said after running for four touchdowns and becom- national cham
g the school's single-season rushing leader. game that usua
MINNESOTA 27, IOwNA 24: Jermaine Mays caught Chris Weink
n 81-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to 353 vards and
lead Minnesota to a 27-24 victory over Iowa on Minnis - as Fl
Saturday. time beating it
The victory gives the Gophers (4-4, 6-5) a bowl night.
bid, probably to the Micronpc.com Bowl, Dec. 28 in "This is the
Miami, as well as Floyd of Rosedale, the trophy right now and
given annually to the winner. "Beating the N
Mays caught the long pass from Travis Cole in convincing en
stride for the winning touchdown with 6:13 remain- of football teat
ing. Cole ran for the 2-point conversion. Mays also The Semino
WEEKEND'S BEST
HERn nF THE nay- TAI KNG; THE TALK:

The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday

2000 5B

id
Herder

Ohio State
Indiana
Minnesota
Penn State
Miami (Fla.)
Notre Dame
Oklahoma
Florida
outh Carolina
Alabama
California
Oregon State
UCLA
shington State
estern Michigan
Florida
6-9 (0-1)
4-88-3 (4-7)

Chris
Duprey
Michigan
Indiana
Iowa
Penn State
Miami (Fla.)
Rutgers
Oklahoma
Florida
Clemson
Auburn
California
Oregon
UCLA
Washington
Western Michigan
Penn State
7-8 (1-0)
81-81-3 (5-6)

Mark Stephanie
Francescutti Offen

Ohio State
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan State
Miami (Fla.)
Rutgers
Oklahoma
Florida
South Carolina
Alabama
California
Oregon State
UCLA
Washington State
Western Michigan
Florida
5-10 (0-1)
86-76-3 (4-7)

Michigan
Purdue
Minnesota
Michigan State
Miami (Fla.)
Notre Dame
Oklahoma
Florida
South Carolina
Auburn
California
Oregon
UCLA
Washington
Western Michigan
Washington
8-7 (1-0)
75-87-3 (4-7)

Thomas Orr
The Lantern

Ohio State
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan State
Miami (Fla.)
Rutgers
Oklahoma
Florida
Clemson
Auburn
California
Oregon
UCLA
Washington
Western Michigan
Washington
5-10 (1-0)

Angela Coates
The Lantern
Michigan
Purdue
Iowa
Penn State
Syracuse
Notre Dame
Texas Tech
Florida
South Carolina
Auburn
California
Oregon State
UCLA
Washington
Western Michigan
South Carolina
11-4 (1-0)

ch 13
a 7
olina 14
30
13
35
TON STATE 3
stern Michigan 0

Which
paper
picked
better?

The staff picks were marked
by female dominance this
week. Stephanie Offen had the
best showing for the Daily, and
Angela Coates of the Lantern
made all the other football
"experts" look like rank ama-
teurs.

Florida surprised everyone when the
Seminoles took them behind the woodshed
a gave them a 30-7 beating.s
Southern Cal did their part to lower the
records of the pickers this week by picking x
up a tough road victory against UCLA.
The final 0-6 game of the week was
Stanford's overtime thriller at Cal. The Lantern
wins... barely
With an average of eight correct picks, the
Lantern topped the Daily's average of 6.5 to earn the
honor of "better picking paper" for this week.

Mark Francescutti maintained his impressive overall lead,
despite a dismal showing (5-10) this week. Chris Duprey
moved into sole possession of the best bet lead - after
an 0-5 start in that department.

GAME PROGRESSION
FIRST QUARTER:
A fake reverse handff on the kick
return turne'd into a big pa right
oft the batifor OhioState.
Jonathan Wells rush of 11 yards
got the Buckeyeson the board,
but Dan Stultz mssed the PAT.
Ohio State 6, Michigan o
David Mitchellintercepted
Michin's Drew Henson on 3rd-
and-i U}a0 The Michigan defense
held, and iultz k keMd a 37-yard
field goaal.
Ohio State 9, Michigan 0
Michigan's second drive appeared
to be staling. But on 3rd-and- 0.
Henson dumYpcd a harmless
scree to Anthony Tho as.
Thomnas picked up a block and
rumbled /0 yards fora score.
Ohio State 9 Michigan 7
An interception by Larry Foote got
the ball back for the Wolverines.
A three-play drive culminated in a
21 -yard tour 1 vn pas from
Henson to Davirrell.
Michigan 14, Ohio State 9'
SEcOND QUARTER:
The contest began to settle into a
rut in the second stanza. The
teams combined to punt five
times, and each sqad had a drive
stopped on a failed fake play.
Ohio Stategot rolling at the end
of the half. The Bucenes put
together an 11-play, 72-yard drive,
making am id to take the lead at
haltf. 1e Michigan defense made
a big stop at the 2, and Ohio
State was forced to settle for a
Stltz field goal as the clock
expired.
Michigan 14, Ohio State 12
THIRD QUARTR:
Michigan made a immediate
statenent in the second half with
its first drive. Thomais and Chris
Perry helped gett he Wolverinesn
runnir ame going for the first
time a ai rri in.
Things stalled at the Ohio State
35, as a 4rh-and-2~ ensued.
Hayden Epstein campe on for what
lo ed to be a 52-yard field-oal
atteimpt. At the last secord,Tbld-
er John Navarre ran to center and
handed the ball quickly to B.J.
Askew. Askew made the two
yards, and the drive continued.
Going for the jugular as he's
become accustomed todoing,
Lloyd Carr ordered the deepnall
and Henson delivered, lofting a
32-yarder for Y'errell. Tuchdown.
Michigan 21, Ohio State 12
Dan Rumishek intercepted Ohio
State' k ver vellisari at the
Bucky s' 41, aind] Michigan was
backinbusiness. But a stuffed
run on 3rd-and-2 caused
Michigan to settle for a 25-yard
field goal.
Michigan 24, Ohio State 12
Beginning to press Bellisari took
on kmore of a passing role. He
made a mistake over the middle in
throwing t Michigan's Julius
Curry. Carry interepted and
returnedn tntouchedfnr the
Wolverines' irt deifensive score
of the year.
Michigan 31, Ohio State 12.
FOURTH QUARTER:
Michigan hit a soft spot early in
the fourth quarter. The Wolverines
seemed to lose their edge, and .
Ohio State capitalized. Thu
Buckeyes put together a 1 3-play,
drive that required three third-,
down convrsios. A touchdown
rush by Wells finished the drive.
Michigan 31, Ohio State 19
A three-and-out by the Michigan'
offense gaye the Buckeyes the
opening they wr seeking. Ohio
Sta te took over with excelen t
field position at the Michigan 46,
Five plays later, they were in the
endizone with another touch-
down. 7:03 remairne-d at this
point.
Michigan 31, Ohio State 26
The time had come for Michigan'
to move the football if it warnted.
to keep control of te game. The
Wolverines ptut together two first
downs, bu t a p air of incomplete
passes frcom H enson to Terrell
forced another pstein punt. Ohio
State- was hindered by a n illegal
hands penalty, b'arricading the
Buckeyes at their 9.
On 3rd-and-10, Bellisari threw for
nine yard. to VNels. $til over
three minues remained and the
Buckeyes had all three of their
timeouts. The option was open if
Ohio State wanted to punt.
Coach John Cooper chose to go
for the yard. An eight-mant front,
stacked uo Belisar i, and the

Wolverines earned he ball on
downs with 3:08 to go.
Killing the clock then became the
priority. Consistent six_-- and
seven-y ard rushes by Thornas
forced Ohio State todburn its
timeouts.
On 4th-and-goal from the 1, Carr
dismissed the idea of a field goal.
Instead he le, WHe-:on run the-
naked bootleg. No one was home,
and Michigan had the final piece
of its victory.
Final: Michigan 38, Ohio State 26
BIG TEN STANDINGS
(All conference games finished)

asadena; Seminoles make case for Orange

eyes' secondary for a 57-yard recep-
rd quarter, but that touchdown was
cause of a holding penalty.
Ron Johnson had two touchdown
as initially ruled out of bounds on the
n pass, a 13-yarder from Cole in the
Johnson also caught a 15-yard lob
c in the fourth quarter.
for 299 yards, completing nine of his
. Mays caught six passes for 119
phers sacked Iowa quarterback Kyle
times.
E 42, MICHIGAN STATE 23: Rashard
hree touchdown passes and ran for
Penn State beat Michigan State 42-23
when everything finally went right
Lions.
oach Joe Paterno recorded his 322nd
in the season-ending game to move
the major college record held by for-
coach Bear Bryant.
inn State's good fortune came in the
'hen Kenny Watson caught a deflect-
ran it 40 yards into the end zone.
vas meant for Eddie Drummond but
nmond's fingers, over a defender and
on, who sprinted untouched for the
Penn State (4-4, 5-7) up 21-0.
finished with 218 passing yards and
s, had a 3-yard touchdown run on the
n that gave Penn State a 28-0 lead at
quarter.
tate quarterback Jeff Smoker was
es, and reserve Ryan Van Dyke was
The loss makes the Spartans (2-6, 5-
r bowl consideration. Penn State's 42
e most Michigan State has given up
T E 30, FLORIDA 7: Florida State
g case for a chance to defend its
npionship, beating Florida in the
ally gives the winner a title shot.
ke fought off the flu and threw for
three touchdowns - two to Marvin
lorida State had a surprisingly easy
s bitter state rival 30-7 on Saturday
best football team in the country
I think we proved it," Weinke said.
no. 4 team by 23 points should be
ough for people to realize the kind
im this is."
oles (10-1) completed their regular

AP PHOTO
Roses were waved in West Lafayette after the Boilermakers earned their first Rose Bowl berth in 34
years with a 41-13 victory over Indiana.

season by beating the Gators (9-2) for the third
year in a row, but now have to wait two weeks to
find out if they'll play for the Bowl Championship
Series' title in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3.
Florida, the SEC East champion, still has a
chance to play in the Sugar Bowl if it beats Auburn
in the league title game Dec. 2.
The Seminoles can feel good about their
chances because the winner of the Florida-Florida
State game has gone on to play for the title five of
the last seven years.
"We got beat thoroughly," Florida coach Steve
Spurrier said after his record fell to 0-5-lat Doak
Campbell Stadium. "Give credit to Florida State
because they played well. We had to play our very
best to beat them in this game."
When the game ended, fans rushed the field to
congratulate the players, and oranges were tossed
onto the field.
OREGON STATE 23, OREGON 13: With almost
cruel quickness, Oregon Stato crushed its
intrastate rival's Rose Bowl hopes. Then, the
Beavers watched as their own dreams of Pasadena
came to an end.
Jonathan Smith threw two first-quarter touch-
down passes to Robert Prescott, and Jake Cookus
had three of his team's five interceptions as
Oregon State reached 10 victories for the first time
in school history by dominating Oregon 23-13 on

Saturday in the 104th Civil War.
Two pass-interference calls against the defense
- both on third and long - kept drives going for
the Beavers and led to 10 first-half points.
Oregon quarterback, Joey Harrington couldn't
seem to find his receivers, falling into his habit of
overthrowing them and trying to guide passes into
double-coverage.
Harrington, who had been 13-1 as the Ducks'
starting quarterback, completed 24 of 46 passes
for 333 yards. He entered the game with just seven
nterceptions.
The Ducks also committed 12 penalties for a
season-high 132 yards.
One setback cost the Beavers (10-1, 7-1) their
first trip to the Rose Bowl since the 1964 season.
Washington beat Oregon State 33-30 in Seattle
on Oct. 7, and clinched a Rose Bowl berth by
defeating Washington State 51-3 on Saturday night.
Rose Bowl or not, the Beavers finished their
best season ever, topping their 9-1 -1 mark in 1939.
It was just last year that they stopped an NCAA-
record streak of 28 straight losing seasons. In his
second season, coach Dennis Erickson might have
pulled off the biggest achievement of his career,
taking a woeful program to a possible berth in a
BCS bowl.
- Compiled by Daily Sports Writer
Steve Jackson

HOW THE AP TOP 25 FARED
Associated Press Poll for week of November 13.
Games updated through November 19.

NEW AP
TOP 25

Team
Purdue
Michigan
Northwestern
Ohio State
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Penn State
Iowa
Illinois
Michigan State
Indiana

jig-Ten
6 2
6 2
6 2
5 3
4 4
4 4
4 4
3 5
2h 6
2 6
2 6

Overall
8 3
8 3
8 3
8 3
7 4
6 5.m
5 7
3 9-
5 6
5 6
3 8"

Florida State quarterback Chris
Weinke bounced back from a hospi-
tal visit fighting the flu to throw for
353 yards and three touchdowns.
The Seminoles beat interstate rival
Florida 30-7, propelling Gator coach
Steve Spurrier to a John Cooper-
esque 0-5-1 all time in Tallahassee.
Florida State intercepted the Gator
quarterbacks three times and
forced the high-powered Florida
offense to punt eight times.

Texas Christian running back
LaDanian Tomlinson extended his
NCAA lead in rushing yards with a
305 yard, three touchdown per for-
mance in a 47-14 win against
Texas-El Paso.
Texas-El Paso claimed that they
would rip down the Horned Frogs'
goalpoasts if they won.
"What this was was dragging them
into the backyard," Tomlinson said.
STOP TO SMELL THE RoSES:

(first-place votes in parentheses)

1. Oklahoma
2. Miami (Fla.)
3. Florida State
4. Florida
5. Oregon
6. Washington
7. Virginia Tech
8. Oregon State
9. Kansas state
10. Nebraska
11. Notre Dame
12. Ohio State

beat Texas Tech 27-13 at 0
beat Syracuse 26-0 Bost
beat No. 4 Florida 30-7 idle
lost to No. 3 Florida State 30-7 idle
lost to No. 8 Oregon State 23-13 idle
beat Washington State 51-3 idle
idle Virg
beat No. 5 Oregon 23-13 idle
beat Missouri 2824 idle
idle Colo
beat Rutgers 45-17 at S
lost to No. 19 Michigan 38-26 idle

klahoma State
ton College
inia
rado
outhern Cal

TEAM
1. Oklahoma (70)
2. Miami (Fla.)
3. Florida State
4. Washington
5. Oregon State
6. Virginia Tech
7. Florida
8. Kansas State
9. Nebraska
10. Oregon
11. Notre Dame
12. Texas
1'I TxasC fhristian

10-0
9-1
11-1
10-1
10-1
9-1
9-2
10-2
8-2
9-2
8-2
8-2
9-1

PTS
1,774
1.681
1.645
1,570
1,472
1,402
1,251
1,233
1,196
1,177
1,063
819
786;

Pvs
1
2
3
6
8
7
4
9
10
5
11
14

THIS WEEKEND'S RESULTS
Michigan 38. OHio STATE 26
PE Sr: 42, Michigan State 23
"MSOJ; 27, Iowa 24
N STN 61, Ilinois 23
Wisconsin Idle
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