The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - October 21, 2002 - 5B
"THEY ARE TESTING MY PATIENCE. I'M A VERY PATIENT MAN, AND I DON'T THINK THEY
BELIEVE THAT, SO THEY'RE TESTING ME."
- PURDUE COACH JOE TILLER ON HIS TEAM'S MISTAKE-RIDDLED DAY
HOW THE AP TOP 25 FARED
IRISH GROUND AIR FORCE: Let's be
honest. Coming into its matchup
with the Academy, nobody
expected Notre Dame to get it
done on offense, let alone domi-
nate the football game.
Sure, the Irish are off to its best
start since 1993, and sure,
Tyrone Wiliingham is up for
Coach of the Century, but the
Golden Domers have been the
underdogs everyhere they have
traveled this year.
So when Carlyle Holiday broke
free in the first quarter to sprint
53 yards to the house, you knew
that something was turning in
Unlike previous outings, it was
the Irish offense that carried
Notre Dame to the victory, finish-
ing with a whopping 447 yards,
including a season-high 190
yards from running back Ryan
SLow DAY FOR FROSH: Maurice
Clarett might try to become the
first freshman to enter the NFL
draft. But after needing 30 car-
ries to get 133 yards against
Wisconsin on Saturday, Clarett
wasn't even the best running
back in the stadium.
Even though the No. 4 Buckeyes
were able to put together a 19-
14 victory over the Badgers in
Madison, Wisconsin running
back Anthony Davis had several
big runs on his way to 144 yards
on 25 carries, including one
Associated Press Poll for week of October 15.
All games played October 19.
(first-place votes in parentheses)
1. Miami (Fla.)
3. Virginia Tech
4. Ohio State
7. Notre Dame
9. Iowa State
10. Washington State
12. Florida State
13. North Carolina State
17. Kansas State
18. Air Force
20. Penn State
25. Bowling Green
beat No. 9 Iowa State 49-3
beat Rutgers 35-14
beat Wisconsin 19-14
beat Vanderbilt 48-17
lost to Anzona State 4542
at West Virginia
beat No. 18 Air Force 21-14 at Florida State
beat No. 17 Kansas State 44-16 Iowa State
lost to No. 2 Oklahoma 49-3 at Texas
beat Purdue 23-21
beat Duke 24-22
beat South Carolina 38-14
beat Indiana 24-8
lost to No. 8 Texas 17-14
lost to No. 7 Notre Dame 21-14
beat No. 22 Washington 41-21
beat Northwestern 49-0
lost to No. 24 Alabama 42-7
lost to No. 19 USC
beat Baylor 34-0
beat No. 21 Mississippi 42-7
beat Western Michigan 4845
at Ohio State
at Arizona State
1. Miami (Fla.) (61)
2. Oklahoma (13)
3. Virginia Tech
4. Ohio State
6. Notre Dame
9. Washington State
11. Florida State
12. N.C. State
17. Iowa State
18. Penn State
20. Kansas State
22. Air Force
23. Arizona State
24. Bowling Green
Notre Dame's Carlyle Holiday
Others receiving votes: Florida, Marshall, Col-
orado State, Washington, Caifornia, Texas Tech,
Virginia, Mississippi, Boise State
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Wide receiver Chris Gamble (No. 7) is congratulated after performing double duty and intercepting a pass to seal Ohio State's win.
SCOUTING THE NATION
THE DAILY'S PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Once again, this week's edition contains three players that might not be get-
ting the respect they deserve. Arizona State's Andrew Walton, Alabama's San-
tonio Beard and Southern Cal.'s Mike Williams have all found their way onto
the college football radar screen after their performances this week. Walton
and Beard helped their teams beat ranked opponents and stay on pace for
their respective conference titles. Williams is just a true phenom.
Why Walton?: Sun Devils' fans can
finally forget about Jake Plummer.
Walton, the new "snake" in town, led
Arizona State to one of the biggest
upsets of the season thus far, throw-
ing for 536 yards and four touch-
downs in the Sun Devils' 45-42 win
over Oregon. Walton's heroics, which
included 58- and 67-yard touchdown
strikes, ended Oregon's 11-game win-
ning streak which was second in the
natin to Miami (Fla.). Walton has the
Sun Devils, a team many expected to
hide in the Pac-10 cellar this season,
atop the conference with a 3-0
record. Walton's 536 yards topped
the Sun Devils' prior record of 534,
Arizona State's Andrew Walton set by Paul Justin in 1989.
Why Beard?: Many Alabama fans ;
thought their season was over when
running back Ahmaad Galloway was
injured weeks ago, ending his career.
But Santonio Beard has taken over the
role of starter with avengeance, and
Saturday, he ran for five touchdowns -
a school record - in Alabama's 42-7
romp of No. 22 Mississippi. Beard, who
had just two touchdown runs in the
first six games of the season, ran for
138 yards against a Rebel defense that
stymied the Florida offense just two
weeks earlier. Beard carried just 13
times on the day, two of which were
25- and 35-yard touchdown runs, and
has the probation-ridden Tide tied for
second in the SEC West. Alabama's Santonio Beard
F Why Williams?: In a field day for the
Southern Cal. offense, true freshman
wide receiver Mike Williams won the
most medals. Williams, starting in
place of senior Kareem Kelly who was
slowed by an injury, caught three Car-
son Palmer touchdown passes as the
Trojans dominated Washington, 41-21,
staying alive for the Pac-10 title.
Williams had nine catches for 159
yards, giving Palmer a target to look
for in the red zone. The Trojans have
played a gauntlet of a schedule, which
is probably why a true freshman
Sseems so battle-tested in just his sev-
enth collegiate game. Williams leads
the Trojans in yards receiving with
593 and touchdowns with seven,
which should scare the pants off Pac-
Southern Cal's Mike Williams 10 defensive coordinators who have to
AP PHOTOS deal with him for the next four years.
Michigan and Purdue work for field
possession in the first half, with both
offenses struggling to get anything
Purdue kicker Berin Lacevic misses a
41-yard field goal attempt with 1:40
left in the quarter.
Michigan 0, Purdue 0
The Wolverines turn to B.J. Askew to
get on the board early in the second
quarter. After catches of 25 and 26
yards during a nine-play, 75-yard drive,
Askew walks in untouched from one
yard out to put Michigan ahead.
Troy Nienberg converts the extra
Michigan 7, Purdue O
Purdue answers Michigan's touch-
down with an impressive 11-play
drive. Brandon Kirsch avoids a safety
blitz for a 22-yard run to the Wolver-
ines' 11-yard line. Three plays after
that, Kirsch fakes out the Michigan
defense with a play-action bootleg for
an easy two-yard touchdown run.
Lacevic converts the PAT
Michigan 7, Purdue 7
The Wolverines get the ball with just
over a minute remaining in the first
half and march 60 yards to get into
field goal range. Brayton Edwards' 39-
yard catch highlights the drive.
Troy Nienberg boots a 33-yard field
goal on the final piay of the first half.
Michigan 10, Purdue 7
Michigan extends the lead when
Navarre throws a 31-yard touchdown
pass to Edwards, who breaks open
on a slant route down the middle of
the field. Running back Chris Perry
begins the drive with a 14-yard run.
Nienberg converts the PAT.
Michigan 17, Purdue 7
Kirsch again runs around the Michi-
gan defense, leading the Boilermakers
back into the contest late in the third
quarter. The freshman throws for 51
yards and rushes for 17 on a seven-
Purdue scores as Kirsch tosses a 31-
yard touchdown pass to John
Standeford, who breaks a tackle in
man-to-man coverage and races
down the sideline into the end zone.
Lacevic converts the PAT.
Michigan 17, Purdue 14
A Navarre-to-Askew completion
moves the ball 22 yards to Purdue's
34 early in the final stanza. On the
next play, Calvin Bell takes a reverse
and follows Navarre's block into the
Nienberg misses the PAT.
Michigan 23, Purdue 14
Nienberg has a 37-yard field goal
blocked to keep Purdue within nine.
The Boilermakers' usual starting quar-
terback, Kyle Orton, tosses two inter-
ceptions deep in Michigan territory.
Purdue punches it in again with eight
seconds left on a Jerod Void one-yard
run to end the scoring for the game.
Lacevic converts the PAT.
Michigan 23, Purdue 21
NEWS AND NOTES
Louisiana State backup quaterback Marcus Randall
made his debut Saturday against South Carolina.
Randall completed 4 of 10 passes for 52 yards and ran
five times for another 39 yards and a touchdown to
help the Tigers (6-1, 3-0 SEC) score 25 unanswered
points in the third quarter.
Chris Gamble is heavily responsible for Ohio State's
success this season. The Buckeyes have been using
Gamble, a wide receiver, as a defensive back inside the
20-yard line, where coverages are simplified. Gamble's
interception at the goal line Saturday secured the
Buckeyes' 19-14 victory at Wisconsin. It was Ohio
State's closest game since Gamble's interception in
the end zone in the final seconds at Cincinnati.
With Saturday's 24-21 loss to Oklahoma State,
Nebraska has now lost three of its last five games.
The Cornhuskers have dropped five in a row on the road
dating to last season. Oklahoma State's Tatum Bell
was responsible for 182 yards in the Cowboys' first win
over the Cornhuskers since 1961. This win ended a 24-
game losing streak and 35-game winless streak against
Nebraska. The teams tied in 1973.
A bus carrying Vanderbilt football players, coaches
and staff collided with a tractor-trailer cab on the way
to its game against Georgia. The bus was severely
damaged and the rig was totaled. Fortunately, no one
was seriously hurt. Although defensive end Jovan Haye
was examined for a possible concussion, he still*
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said on Thursday
that he will not let anyone question football officials'
integrity. He will, however, consider a number of
measures, including instant replay, to help football
officials do their job.-
Kansas State's 17-14 loss to Texas Saturday dropped
coach Bill Snyder's record against top 10 teams to 2-
23 in his years with the Wildcats.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
Although Oklamhoma was able to blow out Iowa State
this past Saturday, the Sooners did not achieve the win
without suffering some battle wounds. Oklahoma
quaterback Nate Hybl constantly rubbed his red,
swollen nose after surviving a hit from an Iowa State
"I feel like Rudolph," Hybl said.
In its first game as a ranked team since 1985, Bowl-
ing Green beat Western Michigan. In overtime, Bowing
Green's quarterback, Joe Harris, kept on wearing down
the opponent despite his sore knee. Harris threw three
touchdown passes and ran for another touchdown in
regulation, keeping the ball on four of the Falcons' five
plays in overtime, picking up 17 yards. On the winning
play, Harris faked a handoff and ran up the middle for a
touchdown. This score set off a massive celebration in
"I was yelling and screaming for them to get off me,"
said Harris, "I didn't know when it was going to end.
There were people coming, and then the team, and then
it got heavy because the fans came."
* Minnesota exceeded all expectations on Saturday
with a win against Michigan State in Spartan Stadium.
After giving up a touchdown on the game's first drive,
Minnesota quicky recovered with 28 unanswered points.
"It was probably harder to get the 50 tickets I had to
get," Minnesota runnng back Terry Jackson II said of all
the family and friends who came to watch him play.
"That was an outright awful performance," Michigan
State coach Bobby Williams said. "Nothing good came
out of that football game. We're not a good football
team right now."
Staff and wire reports contributed to this report.
Iowa's Brad Banks
The Hawkeyes are rolling into the
Big House with a chance to become
the frontrunner in the Big Ten race.
Quarterback Brad Banks, tailback
Fred Russell and tight end Dalias
Clark will pose the biggest test the
Wolverines'tdefense has faced all
season. Last year, Michigan won at
BIG TEN STANDINGS
Who wants to pick
for Smith next week?
It's official: We are now taking
applications for replacing Joe
Smith for the rest of the year in
Staff Picks. You must submit the
following: 1) a 250-word essay
about why Staff Picks would be
beneficial to your development as
a person. 2) a resume outlining
your breadth of college football
knowledge and 3) a signed con-
tract saying you will pick better
than Joe Smith by at least 10
This week looked bad for McCol-
lough and Phillips during Big Ten
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WEEK 7 SELECTIoNs
ALL PICKS MADE AGAINST THE SPREAD.
HOME TEAM IN SMALL CAPS.
MichIgan (-3.5) at PU E Mfchigan Michigan MI~higaM
MICHIGAN STATE (-3.5) vs. Minnesota Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Minnesota
PEu STATE (-25.5} vs. Nor thwestern Penn Stae Northwestern thwestrn NorthwesterT
lowA (-12.5) at INDIANA Iowa Iowa Iowa Iowa
Ohido $tate (-7) at Wisco~sm 0h10 $tate' Wiscwnsln W4cMs9 Oi State
UTAH (-1) vs. Colorado State Colorado State Colorado State Colorado State Colorado State
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THIS WEEKEND'S RESULTS
Michigan 23, PURDUE 21
Minnesota 28, MICHIGAN STATE 7
Ohio State 19, WISCoNSIN 14'
Iowa 24, INDIANA 8
PENN STATE 49, Northwestern 0