The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - October 29, 2001- 5B
"THIS KID KEEPS MAKING CATCHES THAT DEFY DESCRIPTION. I DIDN'T THINK THAT THE
BALL HAD A CHANCE OF BEING CAUGHT."
-MICHIGAN COACH LLOYD CARR ON MARQUISE WALKER'S TOUCHDOWN CATCH
HOW THE AP TOP 25 FARED
OH, THOSE TRICKY CORNHUSKERS:
For years, Nebraska has made a
living by running the ball. If the
Cornhuskers don't rank in the top
five nationally in rushing, some-
thing is usually wrong.
So, when Nebraska needed a big
play against Oklahoma, what did
the Cornhuskers do? They threw,
A 63-yard option pass from
receiver Mike Stuntz to quarter-
back Eric Crouch gave Nebraska
a 20-10 fourth-quarter lead.
Nebraska's "Blackshirt" defense
made the lead stand up, and the
Cornhuskers won this week's
"Game of the Century."
Eric Crouch .
TwIN KILLING: Quarterback Joey
Harrington has carried Oregon for
so long it must have been a huge
relief for the Ducks' rushing
game to finally show up on center
With Harrington held in check by
the Washington State pass
defense, Oregon running backs
Onterrio Smith and Maurice Mor-
ris rushed for 285 and 183 yards,
Smith's three touchdowns gave
the Ducks all they needed to
knock off the previously-undefeat-
ed Cougars in Pullman.
TECH-NICAL KNoCKoUT: Virginia Tech
thrashed weak opposition en
route to winning its first six
games of the season.
But Syracuse all but ended the
Hokies' national title hopes by
defeating Virginia Tech, 22-14, in
Blacksburg. James Mungro ran
for 102 yards and a touchdown
as theOrangemen won their sev-
enth straight game.
Associated Press Poll for week of October 9.
Games updated through October 16.
(first-place votes in parentheses)
1. Miami (Fla.)
5. Virginia Tech
12. South Carolia
14. Washington State
16. Brigham Young
18. Fresno State.
19. Florida State
21. Georgia Tech
23. North Carolina
Last week: This week:
beat West Virginia 45-3 Temple
lost to No. 3 Nebraska 20-10 Tulsa
beat No. 2 Oklahoma 20-10 at Kansas
lost to No. 22 Stanford 38-28 atNo.19Washington State
lost to Syracuse 22-14 at Pittsburgh
beat No. 16 Georgia 24-10 Vanderbilt
beat Missouri 35-16 at Baylor
beat Iowa 32-26 at Michigan State
beat No. 14 South Carolina 17-10 at Notre Dame
lost to No. 18 Florida State 52-31 Troy State
beat No. 15 Washington State 24-17 Arizona State
lost to No. 9 Tennessee 17-10 Wofford
beat Arizona State 33-31 No. 13 Stanford
lost to No. 13 Oregon 24-17 at No. 11 UCLA
lost to No. 6 Florida 24-10 bye
beat Sand Diego State 59-21 Colorado State
lost to Arkansas 42-17 bye
lost to Hawaii 38-34 Rice
beat No. 12 Maryland 52-31 No. 24 Clemson
beat No. 5 UCLA 38-28 at No. 10 Washington
bye No. 22 North Carolina
bye at No. 15 Purdue
bye No. 23 Georgia Tech
beat Northwestern 32-27 at No. 22 Illinois
beat Oklahoma State 22-19 Missouri
1. Miami (Fla.) (48)
2. Nebraska (17)
12. Virginia Tech
13. Brigham Young
14. Florida State
16. Washington State
17. South Carolina
22. North Carolina
23. Georgia Tech
24. Texas A&M
Dropped Out: No. 17 Auburn, No. 18 Fresno
Paterno makes coaching history
On Saturday, five previously unbeaten teams suffered their first losses of the
season. Nebraska and Miami, the two remaining unscathed teams from the
major conferences, now control their own destiny for a trip to Pasadena in
January. There are five one-loss teams that still have legitimate hopes for a
Iowa quarterback Brad Banks
finds tight end Dallas Clark from
five yards out on the fourth play
of the second quarer.
Iowa 7, Michigan O
After a short punt, Iowa starts
from the Michigan 34-yard line. A
pair of runs by Banks move the
Hawkeyes into scoring territory.
Nate Kaeding kicks a 26-yard field
Iowa 10, Michigan O
On Iowa's next possesion, Michi-
gan forces a punt from deep
inside the Hawkeyes' territory.
Kaeding's punt is blocked by
Zach Kaufman and recovered in
the endzone by Roy Manning for
the touchdown with 1:42 remain-
ing in the half.
Iowa 10, Michigan 7
The Wolverines are stopped on
their first possesion of the sec-
ond half. On the ensuing punt,
C.J. Jones takes a reverse hand-
off from Kahlil Hill for a 65-yard
Iowa 17, Michigan 7
Iowa strikes again on its next
series.Kaeding kicks a 40-yard
field goal with 9:35 left.
Iowa 20, Michigan 7
On a crucial third and fifteen play,
John Navarre finds receiver
Tyrece Butler for a 77-yard com-
pletion. Running back Chris Perry
finishes the drive on a three-yard
touchdown run with 5:56 left.
Iowa 20, Michigan 14,
Following an interception by Mar-
lin Jackson, Michigan takes
advantage of good field position.
The Wolverines score on a leap-
ing one-handed catch by Mar-
quise Walker in the corner of the
endzone with 0:38 remaining in
Michigan 21, Iowa 20
The Hawkeyes recover a Calvin
Bell fumble at the Michigan 35-
yard line and score off an eight-
yard run from Ladell Bettsmwith
12:56 remaining in the game.
Iowa fails on a two-point conver-
Iowa 26, Michigan 21
An interception by Cato June
gives Navarre the chance to lead
the Wolverines on a 50-yard scor-
ing drive, capped by a 13-yard
pass to tight end Shawn Thomp-
son with 8:34 left to play.
Navarre passes to Walker for the
Michigan 29, Iowa 26
Michigan takes a 22-yard drive to
the Iowa 32-yard line, highlighted
by an 11-yard pass to Walker.
Epstein kicks a 51-yard field goal
with 3:57 left in the game.
STATE COLLEGE (AP) - Joe
Paterno spent the last three months
saying his chase for the major college
victory record was no big deal. Now
that he's got it, he's changing his tune.
"You never think it's going to be a
big deal until it happens like this, with
this many people," Paterno said Satur-
day after his Nittany Lions rallied
from an 18-point deficit to beat Ohio
State 29-27. "It's just hard to describe.
But I'm a very, very lucky guy to be at
an institution such as Penn State with
all these fans."
The win was No. 324 for Paterno,
who passed Bear Bryant for the
record. Paterno has spent his entire
coaching career at Penn State, serving
as an assistant for 15 years before
becoming head coach in 1966.
Paterno came into the season just
one win behind Bryant, but was ques-
tioned and criticized - even by some
of the Penn State faithful - after his
team started 0-4. He tied Bryant last
week with a 38-35 win at Northwest-
Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said a
brief congratulations to Paterno, then
quickly went to his locker room.
"I have respect for his tremendous
career, but that moment was for he and
his team," Tressel said.
After the game, in the understated
style Penn State fans have come to
expect, Paterno praised his team,
hugged his wife and held his grand-
children at a ceremony at midfield.
"I can't tell you how proud I am of
this football team," Paterno told the
crowd. "They could have packed it in
a long time ago. But they came back
last week, and they came back today,
and I tell you they're going to be one
hell of a football team."
NEBRASKA 20, OKLAHOMA 10: Okla-
homa is out and Nebraska is in the
national title race - for now.
No. 3 Nebraska beat Oklahoma 20-
10 in a defensive struggle Saturday,
derailing the second-ranked Sooners'
hopes of repeating as national champi-
ons and ending their 20-game winning
With the victory, the Huskers (5-0
Big 12, 9-0 overall) likely put them-
selves in front of the national title race.
They were second to the Sooners (4-1,
7-1) in the Bowl Championship Series
rankings entering the game.
"In a game like this, a lot of people
are going to look at it for years and
years to come. This was icing on the
cake for my career," Crouch said.
SYRACUSE 22, VIRGINIA TECH 14:
Syracuse forgot its humiliations of the
past, and Virginia Tech can forget all
Rose Bowl run - but onlyi
those five possibilities:
if they can get some help along the way. A look at
No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners
What it's going to take: The Sooners have two big
games against Texas A&M and at Texas Tech
that are must-wins. Should they get by those
teams, Nebraska should be waiting at the Big 12
Championship in a must-win for the Sooners. Okla-
homa might also need another loss from Florida or
Miami to get in the Rose Bowl.
Probability of success: Two injured quarterbacks,
a weaker second half schedule that will lead to
lower rankings in the BCS and two Florida teams
will stand in the way of Oklahoma.
No. 4 Florida
What it's going to take: A 4-0 finish, simply put.
With South Carolina, Florida State, Tennessee and
the SEC Championship game during the final four
weeks, the Gators will need a sweep to get in.
Florida will also need a Nebraska or Miami loss in
the final weeks.
Probability of success: Florida has the best chance
of all the one-loss teams. The Gators strength of
schedule will skyrocket during those final four
weeks, and that could be enough to convince com-
puters to jump them over an unbeaten Miami.
Penn State coach Joe Paterno celebrated on the field with his players after record-
ing his 324th win as a college head coach.
about the Rose Bowl.
Doing what they have seen Virginia
Tech do to others so many times
before, the Orangemen scored on a
punt return and after a turnover in the
first quarter and beat the fifth-ranked
Hokies (No. 5 AP) 22-14 on Saturday
for their seventh straight victory.
"Every time we've played Virginia
Tech, it seemed like it was their day,"
said Syracuse quarterback R.J. Ander-
son, who completed just six passes,
but rushed for 63 yards. "For once
maybe it was our day."
The Orangemen (7-2, 4-0 Big East)
ended the Hokies' 16-game home win-
ning streak, and avenged their last
three visits to Lane Stadium, which
ended with Virginia Tech winning by
a combined scored of 124-10.
Syracuse also made itself part of the
biggest conference game yet to come,
a matchup with top-ranked Miami at
the Orange Bowl on Nov. 17.
Virginia Tech plays the Hurricanes
here on Dec. 1, but the loss means that
game will now be more about rivalry
and pride for the Hokies.
STANFORD 38, UCLA 28:, Chris
Lewis just doesn't understand goose-
bumps. After a thrilling win over
UCLA, his Stanford teammates know
all about them.
In his fourth career start, Lewis
threw for 250 yards and three touch-
downs as No. 20 Stanford held on for
a 38-28 victory over No. 4 UCLA on
Saturday, ending tle Bruins' unbeaten
season and messing with the Pac-10
The backup quarterback sparked the
Cardinal (4-1, 5-1) to 31 straight
points against a team that hadn't
allowed more than 17 in any game this
season. He threw three interceptions,
but got his teammates to believe they
could drive and score against the Bru-
His poise under pressure didn't
seem remarkable to him - but his
teammates were singing his praises
after Stanford got off to its best start
By the time UCLA's defense got off
its heels, the Bruins (3-1, 6-1) were
down 31-7 - and Stanford had
enough points for an impressive upset.
Lewis completed 13 straight passes in
the first half as Stanford beat a top-
five team for the second straight week.
"I don't know why or how, but I
really don't get nervous," said Lewis,
who was 20-of-29. "Whenever we
make mistakes, I feel we get tighter as
a group. We feel that we're as good as
anybody in the country. If we play
well, we can put up points with the
best of them."
No. 5 Texas
What it's going to take: Four things and the Long-
horns are in. They need to win out (including a road
test at rival Texas A&M), an Oklahoma loss, a
" Florida loss and the Big 12 title. Their best out-
come would put them against Miami in the Rose
Probability of success: While the Longhorns should
emerge from College Station victorious, Texas
shouldn't make any reservations to Pasadena as an
Oklahoma loss in the last four weeks is highly
unlikely. The Sooners must lose for Texas to play in
the Big 12 Championship game.
Michigan 32, Iowa 26
No. 6 Michigan
What it's going to take: A lot. Losses by Florida,
Texas, Oklahoma and Miami to set up the '97 title
game that never happened against Nebraska. The
Wolverines also need to win out and have Washing-
ton, Purdue and Illinois continue winning to keep
their strength of schedule atop the BCS rankings.
Probability of success: If the gods of the Rose
Bowl are watching, Michigan is looking as good
as anyone. But in reality, a Big Ten title and a
lesser BCS bowl is what they'll have to settle for.
Michigan State's T. J. Duckett
No. 7 Tennessee
What It's going to take: Next week and Dec. 1
will be their biggest tests as they will be on the
road against Notre Dame and Florida, repectively.
Theoretically, a Tennessee win over Florida in the
Swamp could jump the Vols above Michigan and
Probability of success: Tennessee coach Philip Ful-
mer has never won in the Swamp in his tenure in
Knoxville. Don't expect that to change this year
against the high-powered Gator offense and an
improved Florida defense. If the Vols actually get
past the Gators, a lot still has to happen.
Michigan will face a revitalized Michigan
State team next weekend at Spartan Sta-
dium. The Spartans have not lost at home
this season, and last Saturday they pound-
ed Wisconsin 42-28 to even their Big Ten
record at 2-2 (4-2 overall).
Sophomore quarterback Jeff Smoker
threw for over 300 yards and tailback T.J.
Duckett - who is averaging over 100
yards per game - scored a pair of touch-
BIG TEN STANDINGS
Mediocrity at its
Remember when the four indi-
viduals pictured to the right
were all picking nine or 10
games right each week? Sure
seems like a long time ago,
Goodstein won this week
with a sparkling 8-7 record.
Granted, in comparison to the
sub-.500 performances of the
other three, 8-7 isn't all that
bad. But, it's not a whole lot
to write home about.
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WEEK 8 SELECTIONS
ALL PICKS MADE AGAINST THE SPREAD.
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WISCONSIN (-4.5) vs. Michigan State
Pt)1DPE (-6) vs. Northwestern
Ohio State (-7) vs. PENN STATE
NCRAKA (-4) s OAho
UCLA (-7.5) at STANFORD
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UCLA UCLA UCLA Stanford
THIS WEEKEN4D'S RESULTS
Michigan 32, IowA 26
PENN STATE 29. Ohio State 27
MINNESOTA 66, Murray State 10
PURDUE 32, Northwestern 27
Michigan State 42, WIScONSIN 28