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10 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Seminoles hoping Notre Dame's luck runs out ..
By Reuben Wolfeon Bowden is hoping that his team can put up lame last week in a stunning loss to No. 17 IowA STATE AT No. 7 TExAs, _
For the Daily the Domers away early so that the "Luck Arizona State, ending their chance to 3:30 P.M. ABC: Seneca who? That's°2

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Everyone is thinking BCS after the
first poll of the sea-_
son came out Mon- ACROSS
day. This weekendT
could make or break Nation
some teams' chances
of making it to the Fiesta Bowl with sev-
eal huge games. The pressure is on.
No. 6 NOTRE DAME AT No. 11 FLoRIDA
STATE, NooN, ABC: Florida State kicker
Xavier Beitia was inconsolable after
missing a game-winning field goal at
Miami two weeks ago, leaving his coach
Bobby Bowden distraught after what
seemed like his millionth last-second loss
to the Hurricanes.
Heading in to this huge nonconference
matchup with powerhouse Notre Dame,

of the Irish" won't come into play late in
the game. This will be a tough task for the
inconsistent Seminoles, who often look
shaky with quarterback Chris Rix at the
helm and a very suspect run defense.
Notre Dame coach Tyrone Willingham
will bring a talented defense led by a dom-
inating secondary into Tallahassee.
The one bright spot for Florida State is
star running back Greg Jones, who has
eight touchdowns on the year. It's a safe
bet that there are plenty of fans ready to
see the mighty Irish fall. A raucous home
crowd and a strong running attack should
prove enough for Florida State to come
away with a victory.
Florida State 24, Notre Dame 17
No. 15 SOUTHERN CAL. AT No. 14 ORE-
GON, 3:30 P.M., ABC: The Ducks came

make it to the Fiesta Bowl.
But Oregon will look to keep its Pac-10
Championship hopes alive this Saturday as
they take on a talented Southern Cal. team,
led by quarterback Carson Palmer and
running back Sultan McCullough. Palmer
threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns
last week in a 41-21 win over Washington,
and will look to stay hot against a porous
Oregon defense that gave up 536 yards
through the air last week to the Sun Devils.
And Oregon was supposed to be a top-10
football team.
The Trojans could let coach Pete Car-
roll take the snaps this weekend and still
come out on top. Palmer and Southern
Cal. will have another field day on the
Ducks, who might want to consider
recruiting some defensive backs.
Southern Cal. 48, Oregon 31

right folks, highly touted quarterback
Seneca Wallace lost any chance at the
Heisman Trophy last week in a horrific
performance for Iowa State in an embar-
rassing loss to Oklahoma.
The Sooners abused Wallace, who
was 4-of-22 for just 43 yards passing
and threw three interceptions. That
doesn't bode well for the Cyclones,
who will come into Austin to face a
strong Texas defense.
The Longhorns' offense is also running
smoothly with oft-criticized quarterback
Chris Simms at the helm and a talented
receiving corps, in addition to running
back Cedric Benson. Look for Mack
Brown's team to stir up quite a tornado
against the Cyclones and send them
packingin convincing fashion.
Texas 28, Iowa State 13

AP PHOTO
Iowa State quarterback is desperate to redeem himself - and his Heisman
Trophy chances - when the Cyclones travel to Texas on Saturday.

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Halos pound
out 10 runs,
take 2-1 lead
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pac Bell
Park was pumped.
Tony Bennett serenaded the crowd
with his signature song, Willie Mays
threw out the
first ball and 2002
Barry Bonds even hit
another huge
home run.
If only the
Angels had
left their bats
in Anaheim.
Relentless
again at the GAME 3 - ANAEIM 10,
agai att e SAN FRANCISCO 4
plate and on SNFmtc
the bases, Scott Spiezio and the Angels
trampled the San Francisco Giants 10-4
yesterday to take a 2-1 lead in the World
Series.
Spiezio drove in three runs, Darn
Erstad had three hits and Anaheim bat-
tered Livan Hernandez, the postseason
ace who recently boasted, "I never lose
in October."
The Angels became the first team in
Series history to bat around in consecu-
tive innings, with a flood of hits, walks
and stealsmaking it 8-1 in the fourth.
Bonds did his best, becoming the
first player to homer in his first three
Series games.
Road trip
painful for
volleyball
By Rob Dean
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan volleyball team
returns home this weekend and will
play host to Illinois on Friday and Pur-
due Saturday evening. The match
against the Boilermakers will mark the
annual Halloween celebration at Cliff
Keen Arena.
The Wolverines seem to be sporting
Halloween attire of their own lately,
given that several players came home in
bandages because of injuries sustained
during their latest road trip.
"Our No. 1 goal this week in practice
is to get healthy,' Michigan coach Mark
Rosen said.
Erin Moore, the team's captain and
only preseason All-Big Ten selection,
wasn't in the lineup for Friday's loss at
Northwestern after hurting her ankle.
She returned Saturday to face Wiscon-
sin, then took yesterday's practice off.
Her condition is listed as day-to-day.
The Wolverines were also without
Carrie Ritchie, a defensive specialist
who missed the entire weekend due to
illness. Rosen hopes to see Ritchie in
the lineup on Friday.
Setter Lisa Gamalski was slowed by
an ankle injury over the weekend but
continued to play, and Jennifer Gan-
dolph, perhaps the team's most prolific
scorer and dominating presence this
season, pulled her hamstring.
The team's health problems didn't
help Michigan's chances for success
against top opponents last week, espe-
cially given that the games were on the
road, where the Wolverines are just 1-7.
Rosen noted that if the Wolverines
hope to improve their play on the road,
they need to get used to playing in
unfriendly confines.
"On the road, we need to generate
our own excitement on the court and

not wait for the crowd to get into it,"
Rosen said. "Practicing in Ann Arbor,
we have tried to create a road environ-
ment, but it's hard with our limited
choice over practice facilities.'.'
Certainly, Michigan will need to play
well both at home and on the road if it
hopes to make its way back into the Big
Ten race. After jumping out to one of
the best starts in team history, the
Wolverines have fallen from third in the

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