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The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - November 5, 2001- 5B
"THEY DESERVED BETTER."
- MICHIGAN COACH LLOYD CARR ON THE END
OF THE MICHIGAN STATE GAME.

NEW AP

WEEKEND'S BEST

HOW THE AP TOP 25 FARED

SEVEN IS ENOUGH: In a Division 1-A
record seven overtimes - break-
ing the old record of four -
Arkanas overcame Mississippi 58-
56.
The Rebels' Eli Manning continued
to impress college football fans by
t throwing for six touchdowns with-
out an interception.
Despite Manning's performance
the Arkansas ground game was
too much for Mississippi. The
Razorbacks rushed for 360 yards
and seven touchdowns.

JOEY HEISMAN?: Oregon's Joey Har-
rigton continued to prove that he
belongs in the Heisman race, but
it may be too little to late.
The Ducks' star quarterback
threw for all six touchdowns in a
42-24 thrashing of Arizona State.
Keenan Howry caught four of Har-
rington's scoring tosses and had
126 yards on the day.
Onterrio Smith had another stellar
game for Oregon in taking over
the starting running back position
from Maurice Morris.
TECH IN THE PirrTs: After losing for
the first time last week, Virginia
Tech followed it up with another
loss, this time to Pittsburgh -
one of the worst teams in the Big
East.
All-America wide receiver Antonio
Bryant salvaged a poor season
with two touchdown catches for
the Panthers. Bryant has strug-
gled all year working with a new
quarterback, but he has finally
found success with three touch-

Associated Press Poll for week of October 28.
Games updated through November 3.
Team: Last week:

NEW AP
TOP 25
(first-place votes in parentheses)

1. Miami (Fla.)
2. Nebraska
3. Oklahoma
4. Florida
5. Texas
6. Michigan
7. Tennessee
8. Oregon
9. UCLA
10. Stanford
11. Washington
12. Virginia Tech
13. Brigham Young
14. Florida State
15. Maryland
16. Washington State
17. South Carolina
18. Georgia
19. Syracuse
20. Purdue
21. Illinois
22. North Carolina
23. Georgia Tech
24. Texas A&M
25. Colorado

beat Temple 3&O
beat Kansas 44-7
beat Tulsa 58-0
beat Vanderbilt 71-13
beat Baylor 49-10
lost to Michigan State 26-24
beat Notre Dame 28-18
beat Arizona State 42-24
lost to No. 16 Wash. State
lost to No. 11 Washington 42-24
beat No. 10 Stanford 42-28
lost Pittsburgh 38-7
beat Colorado State 56-34
beat Clemson 41-27
beat Troy State 47-14
beat No. 9 UCLA 20-14
beat Wofford 3&14
did not play
did not play
lost to No. 21 Illinois 3&13
beat No. 20 Purdue 38-13

This week:
at Boston College
Kansas State
No. 24 Texas A&M
at No. 17 South Carolina
Kansas
Minnesota
Memphis
at No. 9 UCLA
No. 8 Oregon
at Arizona
at Oregon State
at Temple
at Wyoming
North Carolina State
Clemson
at Arizona State
No. 4 Florida
Auburn
West Virginia
at Ohio State
Penn State

TEAM
1. Miami (Fla.) (55)
2. Nebraska (17)
3. Oklahoma
4. Florida
5. Texas
6. Tennessee
7. Oregon
8. Washington
9. Brigham Young
10. Florida State
11. Washington State
12. Michigan
13. Maryland
14. South Carolina
15. Illinois
16. Stanford
17. UCLA
18. Syracuse
19. Georgia
20. Georgia Tech
21. Colorado
22. Michigan State
23. Virginia Tech
24. Auburn
25. Louisvillie

7-0
10-0
8-1
7-1
8-1
6-1
8-1
7-1
9-0
6-2
8-1
6-2
8-1
7-2
7-1
5-2
6-2
7-2
5-2
6-2
7-2
5-2
6-2
6-2
8-1

PTS PVS
1,781 1
1,745 2
1,623 3
1,591 4
1,517 5
1,399 7
1,343 8
1,288 11
1,147 13
1,060 14
1,050 16
922 6
892 15
748 17
739 21
731 10
693 9
588 19
556 18
501 23
389 25
287 NR
221 12
125 NR
121 NR

lost to No. 23 Georgia Tech 2&21 Wake Forest
beat No. 22 North Carolina 28-21 at Virginia

lost to Texas Tech 12-0
beat Missouri 3&24

at No. 3Oklahoma
at Iowa State

Dropped Out: No. 20 Purdue, No. 22 North
Carolina, No. 24 Texas A&M

down in the last two games.

Despite six turnovers, Illini beat Purdue, 38-13

GAME PROGRESSION
First Quarter:
The Spartans begin the game on
their own 20 and march the ball to
the Michigan 31, where a pass inter-
ference penalty is called against
Michigan on a fake punt. The auto-
matic first down leads to Michigan
State quarterback Jeff Smoker hitting
wide receiver Charles Rogers for a
17-yard touchdown.
Michigan State 7, Michigan 0
Michigan begins its first possession
with a 25-yard pass into Michigan
State territory from John Navarre to
Marquise Walker. The Wolverines
don't move the ball for a first down
after that play and Hayden Epstein
makes a school-record 57-yard field
goal.
Michigan State 7, Michigan 3
Second Quarter:
After David Rayner misses a 51-yard
field goal, the Wolverines go 67
yards in eight plays - a 14-yard
touchdown pass from Navarre to
Walker caps off the drive.
Michigan 10, Michigan State 7
Less than five minutes after Michi-
gan takes the lead, Michigan State
responds with a 63-yard drive, 29 of
which comes from running back T.J.
Duckett, who scores from 2 yards
out.
Michigan State 14, Michigan 10
Michigan ends the scoring in the first
half with Walker's second receiving
touchdown in the game. The 38-
yard score is one of two catches on
the drive that totals 70 yards.
Michigan 17, Michigan State 14
Third Quarter:
Michigan State cornerback Duron
Bryan intercepts his first of two picks
on the night to set up a Rayner 27-
yard field goal. The field goal was his
first make after two misses (51, 44).
Michigan 17, Michigan State 17
Fourth Quarter:
Rayner hits his second field goal in a
row, from 26-yards which gives the
Spartansthe lead. The kick is set up
by a 27-yard run by Duckett and a
29-yard reception by Rogers.
Michigan State 20, Michigan 17
After recovering a Smoker fumble on
the Michigan State 38. Michigan
convertson a third-and-13 with a 20-
yard touchdown pass from Navarre
to backup quarterback Jermaine
Gonzales.
Michigan 24, Michigan State 20
Two penalties against Michigan and
an eight-yard pass from Smoker to
Duckett gives the Spartans the ball
on the three-yard line with 17 sec-
onds left. Smoker then tries to run
right, but is stopped on the two. He
spikes the ball with one second left
to set up a fourth and two touch-
down pass to Duckett with no time
left.
Michigan State 26, Michigan 24

WEST LAFAYETTE (AP) - Kurt Kittner
hardly started the game looking like the leading
passer in the Big Ten.
Three interceptions, 11 yards passing in the
first quarter and a halftime deficit had Illinois
on the ropes.
But when Purdue couldn't capitalize on the
turnovers, Kittner and the Illinois defense found
a way to win.
Kittner threw for 304 yards, Brandon Lloyd
caught six passes for 112 yards and Illinois
returned two interceptions for touchdowns as
the Illini beat Purdue 38-13 Saturday.
This was the first time in the 79-game history
of the series both teams were ranked.
As a freshman in 1998, Kittner was 5-for-11
for 31 yards, two interceptions and a fumble in a
42-9 loss to the Boilermakers. In his first game
against Purdue since then, he was on track for a
repeat performance.
Kittner said he needed to show some leader-
ship when the Illini trailed.
The Illini (4-1 Big Ten, 7-1 overall) handed
the Boilermakers just their fourth loss at Ross-
Ade Stadium since 1997 and first since losing to
Wisconsin on Nov. 6, 1999.
Kittner, the Big Ten's leader in passing and
touchdown passes, finished 15-for-34 with four
interceptions and two touchdowns.
OHIO STATE 31, MINNESOTA 28: Ohio State
had squandered leads of 17 and 18 points in los-
ing its last two Big Ten games. The Buckeyes
weren't thinking about doing it again.
They were more concerned about climbing
back in the conference race.
Steve Bellisari had one of the best games of
his career - completing 17-of-22 passes for
203 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions
in a 31-28 win over Minnesota Saturday night.
He rushed for 66 yards and wasn't sacked.
Ohio State (3-2, 5-3) moved a game back of
the Wolverines and Illinois in a three-way tie for
third place.
Jonathan Wells ran for 152 yards and two
touchdowns for the Buckeyes. He scored from
one yard out with 3:01 remaining in the third
quarter to put Ohio State up 21-20 - probably
the biggest play of the game.
The Gophers (1-4, 3-5) dropped to last place
in the Big Ten and must win their last three
games - at Michigan, at Iowa and Wisconsin at
home - to earn their third straight bowl bid.
Minnesota coach Glen Mason, who lost out to
Tressel last spring for the Ohio State job,
missed a chanoe to beat his alma mater for the
second straight season.
Asad Abdul-Khaliq, putting an apparent end
to Minnesotas quarterback rotation by starting
his fourth straight game, rushed eight times for
47 yards and a touchdown. He completed 11 of
21 passes for 120 yards.
A two-yard touchdown run by Thomas Tapeh
and a 44-yard field goal by Nystrom as time
expired in the second quarter cut the lead to 14-
13.
Ron Johnson had four receptions for 59 yards
and passed Tutu Atwell to become Minnesota's
all-time leader in receiving yards with 2,661.
Minnesota wide receiver Antoine Burns had

AP PHOTO

Illinois Christian Morton capitalizes on a Brandon Hance interception for one of the Illini's two defensive touchdowns In their 38-13 win.

promised a Gophers victory earlier in the week,
prompting a healthy round of trash talk between
players from both teams. Ohio State had pinned
Burns' comments up in its lockerroom in
Columbus.
INDIANA 56, NORTHWESTERN 21: Indiana's
Antwaan Randle El threw for three touchdowns
and Jeremi Johnson and Levron Williams each
scored three touchdowns to lead the Hoosiers
past Northwestern 56-21 Saturday.
Randle El became major college football's
first 40-40 man with three first-quarter touch-
down passes. Randle El has now thrown 40
touchdown passes and scored 40 touchdowns.
He entered the game with 40 touchdowns rush-
ing, 37 passing and one receiving.
Randle El opened the game with a 47-yard
touchdown pass to Henry Frazier on Indiana's
second possession. Williams then ran six yards
for one touchdown and caught a 26-yard touch-
down pass, while Johnson scored on a 10-yard
pass and a seven-yard run. Randle El closed out
the half with a seven-yard scoring run to make it
42-0.
He finished the day 13-of-23 for 246 yards;
and rushed for 78 yards on 15 carries. The per-
formance also moved Randle El past Iowa's
Chuck Long and into second on the Big Ten
Conferences career list for total offense. Randle

El now has 10,399 total yards.
Northwestern (2-4, 4-4) tried to rally in the
second half, scoring on a Zak Kustok run and
two Kustok touchdown passes - all in the third
quarter.
The Hoosiers (2-3, 2-5), though, got a one-
yard run from Johnson and a 17-yard run from
Williams to seal the outcome.
Williams finished with 130 yards on 26 car-
ries, while Johnson added 94 yards on 15 car-
ries. Indiana rushed for 316 yards.
Kustok was 26-of-44 for 254 yards and two
interceptions. Running back Damien Anderson
managed 51 yards on 13 carries but sat out
much of the second half with a separated left
shoulder.
WISCoNSIN 34, IowA 28: Wisconsin found a
way to help its beleaguered defense: Keep it off
the field.
The Badgers did it by using their two 1,000-
yard performers, wide receiver Lee Evans and
tailback Anthony Davis, who led Wisconsin to a
34-28 victory over Iowa on Saturday.
Evans caught seven passes for 175 yards and
moved within 72 yards of the Big Ten's single
season receiving record of 1,435 set by Ohio
State's David Boston in 1998.
And Davis rushed 36 times for 132 yards as
the Badgers (3-3, 5-5) kept alive their bowl

hopes. They have to beat Michigan and Min-
nesota to earn a sixth straight bowl berth.
Brooks Bollinger returned from hip and groin
injuries that had kept him out of the last two
games and completed 14-of-21 passes for 262
yards and a touchdown. He also ran for a score.
The Hawkeyes (2-4, 4-4) still had a shot at
winning -when Badgers kicker Mark Neuser
pushed a 27-yard field goal attempt wide right
with 2:37 left.
But Brad Banks threw three straight incom-
pletions from his 22 and the Badgers took over
with 1:43 left. They used all but eight seconds
off the clock before turning it over on downs at
the Hawkeyes' 24.
With 6-foot-6 freshman receiver Darrin
Charles playing deep defense, Banks threw
pnother incompletion and then was intercepted
by Nick Greisen to end the game.
The Badgers took a 27-14 halftime lead but
Ladell Betts - 15 carries for 121 yards - car-
ried on every play of a four-play, 68-yard drive
that pulled the Hawkeyes to 27-21. He capped
the drive with a 38-yard run.
Evans set up the Badgers' response with a 42-
yard catch at the Hawkeyes' two-yard line and
Dayis carried it in from there for a 34-21 lead
before Banks' one-yard run capped the scoring
with 1:41 left in the third quarter.

AP PHOTO

Minnesota's Tellis Redmon

WHO'S NEXT:
MINNESOTA
The Gophers come into Ann Arbor in the
midst of a disappointing season. At 1-4 in
the Big Ten, Minnesota's hopes have
already been dashed.
Minnesota's lone Big Ten win came
against Michigan State, which beat Michi-
gan this weekend. But in Saturday's game
against Ohio State, coach Glen Mason
lost to his alma mater as the Buckeyes
prevailed 31-28.
Minnesota really has just two players-
wide receiver Ron Johnson and tailback
Tellis Redmon. But who knows what can
happen. Michigan State beat Michigan
with just two people - T.J. Duckett and
the clock operator.
BIG TEN STANDINGS

Phillips takes
down week again
It's like clock-work - when-
ever most of the Staff Picks
are wrong, it's a pretty safe
bet that Phillips is going Ito
come out on top. Which is to
take nothing away from his 9-
6 week. But when there's
only one person above .500,
it's usually going to be
PhillIips.
It was hard to be too disap-
pointed when Indiana smoked
Northwestern. Sure, we'd all
picked the Wildcats, but who
doesn't like watching them

abl tcto 9at
STAFFPICKS
WEEK 9 SELECTIONS
ALL PICKS MADE AGAINST THE SPREAD. Raphael Arun Jeff Jon
HOME TEAMS IN CAPS. Goodstein Gopal Phillips Schwartz
Ohio State (-2) at MINNESOTA Ohio State Minnesota Ohio State Ohio State
..:.:....s.ernr(3)at NDANANr thesernN. t weter.Nrth...rnN.thwstrn
PURDUE (-3) vs. Illinois Illinois Purdue Illinois Purdue
loa(2 t W CNSNlow aWisconsin icni Wsosn
PENN STATE (-2) vs. Southern Mississippi Penn State Penn State Penn State Penn State
Tnss (-8)Pt OTRE QAM E -KTennessee Tenenn essnesse Notre Dame

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

Big Ten
4 1
4 1
3 2
3 2
3 -2
3 3
2 3
2 3
2 4
2 4
1 4

Overall
7 1
62
5 2
5 2
5 3
5 5
3 4
2 5
4 4
4 4
3 5

THIS WEEKEND'S RESULTS
MICHIGAN STATE 26, Michigan 24
PENN STATE 38, Southern Mississippi 20
INDIANA 56, Northwestern 21
Illinois 38, PURDUE 13
WIScoNSIN 34, Iowa 28
Ohio State 31, MINNESOTA 28

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