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8 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 8, 2002
Mason, Gophers want to touch the Jug
No. 13 Michigan at Minnesota Tomorrow, 7:45 p.m.. The Metrodome. ESPN ;


By J. Brady McCollough
Daily Sports Writer
It's pop quiz time.
The Minnesota football team has
seven wins. Name seven of its
Unless you're Minnesota coach
Glen Mason, this task would most
likely be quite a struggle. The Gold-
en Gophers (3-2 Big Ten, 7-2 over-
all) don't have any big names, and
to this point in the season, they also
don't have any big wins. Six of their
seven victories came against oppo-
nents with a combined record of 17-
37. The seventh was a romp of
Division I-AA Southwest Texas
State in their season opener..
Last weekend, when ABC picked
up Minnesota's afternoon game
against Ohio State in Columbus,
the Golden Gophers got their
chance to show the country that
they were not just taking advantage
of a cupcake schedule. But after
hanging around for the first 30
minutes, Ohio State shut down
Minnesota and rolled to a 34-3
drubbing of the Golden Gophers.
"Ohio State has a great defense,"
Minnesota coach Glen Mason said.

"We have to be a balanced attack.
Otherwise, where we are, we just
can't be one-dimensional."
Here's a hint to the Michigan
defense - stop the run, above -
all else. The Golden Gophers
have pounded away at
opponents for 246.9
yards per game,
while passing for
an average of
just 158 yards
in each contest.
"Ohio State
shut down
running game,
and it looked
like they had
trouble passing
after that,"
Michigan line-
backer Carl
Diggs said. "We
are going to have
to come out and be
as physical as Ohio State was."
But the Michigan defense,
known for its prowess in stopping
the run, has been admittedly frus-
trated by its performance this sea-
son. Before Michigan's 34-9 loss to

Paluch trying to turn
around his alma mater

Iowa, defensive linemen Grant
Bowman and Shawn Lazarus said
that they were disappointed by
their performance against the
run. Iowa backup
running back Jer-
melle Lewis pro-
ceeded to run for
109 yards on 18
carries -most
of which came
in the se cond
half with the
Wolverines on
their heels.
thrives on beat-
ing up on its
opponents. The
Golden Gophers
will pound full-
back Thomas
Tapeh (141 car-
ries, 776 yards,
seven touch-
downs) and then get
to the outside with speedy tailback
Terry Jackson III (176 carries,
1,120 yards, three touchdowns).
"They're not going to hide any-
thing," Diggs said. "They will come
running right at you and sed what
Who: Michigan (2-0-0 CCHA, 5-1-0 overall) vs.
Bowling Green (0-6&0, 2-7-0)
When: 7:05 p.m. tonight, 7:05 p.m. tomorrow
Latest: Michigan sophomore forward Milan
Gajic was suspended indefinitely for academic
reasons Monday.
1993-94 season, York went to Boston
College and Paluch followed him there
to be the Eagles' associate head coach.
After four straight Frozen Four appear-
ances from 1997-2001 with Boston Col-
lege, including a national title in 2001,
Paluch feels confident that he can get the
Falcons back into the national spotlight.
"When I played, we were fortunate
to have a very solid base to always
compete for first or second in the
CCHA," Paluch said. "That's the
expectation we want to get this pro-
gram back to. The players that are there
now understand that. They want to get
back to that point where we can be a
factor in the league."
Even though Bowling Green is rely-
ing on a small group of veterans to
carry the team, the fact the Falcons are
building around their youth already
has caught the attention of some
opposing teams.
"Regardless of his team right now, I
understand he likes some of the
younger players there and they feel like
they're going in the right direction,"
Berenson said.

you can do. If you can't stop the run,
they'll just keep pounding you."
While Minnesota quarterback
Asad Abdul-Khaliq has not been Mr.
Efficiency passing the football (53.3
percent completion rate), he hasn't
made many mistakes, throwing just
four interceptions this season.
Abdul-Khaliq is also the fifth-
straight mobile quarterback Michi-
gan has faced, as he's rushed for 324
yards and three scores this season. .
"(Minnesota) presents a lot of
problems," Michigan coach Lloyd
Carr said. "They aren't a team that
wants to sit back and throw the foot-
ball a lot."
The Little Brown Jug has set up a
permanent residence in Ann Arbor,s,.
as the Golden Gophers haven't x
touched college football's oldest tro-
phy since 1986. Michigan has won
the last 13 meetings and 30 of the
last 32.
"Being that I've never seen the
darn thing, it's hard for me to com-
ment on it," said Mason, when
asked about the Jug. "I read about it r
every year, and it's probably some-
thing Michigan takes for granted. DAVID KATZ/Daily
I'd like to get it back just so I could Michigan fullback B. J. Askew rumbles ahead during last season's 31-10 victory
look at it, touch it maybe." over Minnesota. Askew rushed for 149 yards last week in relief of Chris Perry.
Buckeyes outhustle Blue in BTT

By Kyle O'Neill
Daily Sports Writer

From 1984-1988, Red Berenson was
in his first four seasons of being Michi-
gan's coach; he mustered just 61 wins
over that period.
From 1984-1988, Scott Paluch was a
defenseman at Bowling Green who
never saw his team finish lower than
fourth, who took home All-America
honors his senior year and who helped
win one regular season and one post-
season conference title.
Things have changed since Paluch
Now Berenson is 14th on the NCAA
all-time coaching win list with 481
career victories, and his Wolverines
have brought home two national titles,
with eight Frozen Four appearances
since 1988.
Paluch now enters his first year as the
Falcons' coach and looks to revive a
program that has not finished higher
than fifth in the CCHA since 1996 and
has not been in the conference title
game since Paluch's senior year.
The experienced coach and the new-
comer will meet for the first time

tonight when Michigan (2-0-0 CCHA,
5-1-0 overall) plays at Bowling Green
(0-6-0, 2-7-0).
"I can barely remember what it was
like, but it was tougher for me because I
was new to college hockey, period,"
Berenson said. "The advantage that
Scott Paluch has is that he has not only
been around college hockey for a long
time, but he was around Bowling Green
for a long time. He knows that environ-
ment there, and he knows what it
should be like when they're successful."
On Sept. 26, Paluch took the ice with
his team for the first time, and although
the Falcons lack the experience a new
coach might desire - just two seniors
and six juniors - he is happy to be
back with Bowling Green.
"It's tremendously exciting to come
back," Paluch said. "I think anyone in
athletics, coaches especially - you go
through school as a player, you love the
experience and you get in the profes-
sion of coaching and you just hope that
one day you can be back to help out
your alma mater. "
Paluch was an assistant coach at
Bowling Green from 1992-1994 under
his former coach, Jerry York. After the

By Michael Nisson
Daily Sports Writer
EAST LANSING - Sloppy play is never a good thing in
college soccer, especially when it comes in the first round of
the Big Ten Tournament.
The Michigan women's soccer team found out what perva-
sive sloppiness can do to Big Ten title hopes when it played
Ohio State yesterday. Because of its disheveled play in the
first half and its inability to finish in the second half, the
Wolverines could only tie Ohio State at 1-1 at the end of reg-
ulation. After two scoreless sudden-death overtimes, the team
lost in a shootout, putting its hope for an NCAA Tournament
bid in question.
With four players already having taken their kicks, the two
teams were deadlocked at two goals apiece. Midfielder Laura
Tanchon stepped up for the Wolverines and struck the ball
well, but Buckeye goalkeeper Emily Haynam made a diving
save. Ohio State defender Jen Miller scored on the ensuing
kick and sent the Wolverines packing.
It was obvious that the Wolverines were in a battle from
the opening whistle. Ohio State came out strong, knowing
that this game could be the last of its season. The Michigan
defense looked confused at times, leading to several great
scoring chances for the Buckeyes.
"They were aggressive and they played well," Michigan
coach Debbie Rademacher said. "(Ohio State was) obviously
fired up for this game. For them to advance to the (NCAA)
Tournament, they have to do well in here."
Ohio State began the scoring on a goal by Heather Miller
with 13:06 left in the first half. After a bad clearance inside

the Michigan 18-yard box, Miller pounced on the ball and
punched it in the right side of the net from eight yards away.
Michigan forward Abby Crumpton evened the score with
1:42 left in the first half. Andrea Kayal attempted a shot, but
it went wide of the goal. Crumpton, who was in the right
place at the right time, collected the missed shot and beat
Haynam to the lower right corner of the goal.
Rademacher was quick to point out that in spite of the late
goal by Crumpton, Ohio State still dominated the first half
of play.
"They were just playing stronger (in the first half),"
Rademacher said. "They won tackles, they won air balls, they
were possessing the ball, and they were running us around. We
did not get anyone to step up and win balls and be aggressive."
Crumpton's goal seemed to give the Wolverines a shot in
the arm, and in the second half they looked like an entirely
different group.
"I told them their first half was embarrassing," Rademach-
er said. "You need to win games by action, not by talking
about winning and what you're going to do."
Spurred on by Rademacher's halftime speech, Michigan
looked like it had something to prove. The Wolverines
stepped up the physical level of play and began to win more
50-50 balls and dominate the time of possession.
"We can't put two halves together," Crumpton said. "We
are a one-half team right now, and if we want to get further
than the first round (of the NCAA Tournament) then we need
to change that."
The Wolverines are not guaranteed a bid into the NCAA
Tournament. But with a regular season record of 13-5-1, they
will most likely receive one.




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