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The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - November 11, 2002 - 5B
"IT'S A PRETTY UGLY TROPHY, BUT IT IS SOMETHING THAT MEANS A LOT."
- MICHIGAN LINEBACKER VICTOR HOBSON ON
WINNING THE LITTLE BROWN JUG

WEEKEND'S BEST

COUGAR PRIDE: Washington State took
yet another step toward its second
Pac-10 title in school history with a
come-from-behind 32-21 win over Ore-
gon. The win, coupled with Oklahoma's
loss to Texas A&M, should move the
Cougars up in the BCS.

HOW THE AP TOP 25 FARED
Associated Press Poll for week of November 5.
All games played November 9.

Quarterback Jason Gesser threw for
four touchdown passes, including two
scored within the span of a minute in
the fourth quarter. The Cougars, who
were trailing by three points, ended up
scoring the final 15 points of the con-
test.
Jermaine Green also had a tremendous
offensive performance, rushing for a
career-high 180 yards.
FIESTA TIME: The Buckeyes no longer
have look over their shoulders, as they
have a clear path to the Fiesta Bowl if
they win out - thanks to a dramatic
10-6 win over Purdue on Saturday.
Trailing by three points late in the
fourth, facing 4th-and-1 at the Purdue
37-yard line, Ohio State ran up to the
line without a huddle looking to pass.
Krenzel scrambled to avoid the rush
and threw a wobbly pass to Michael
Jenkins for the eventual winning score.
"I knew all the guys wanted it. We
needed it," Jenkins said. "This was
kind of like our season right here and
they wanted to spoil it. It's a great
feeling."

Team:
1. Oklahoma
2. Miami (Fla.)
3. Ohio State
4. Texas
5. Washington State
6. Iowa
7. Georgia
8. Virginia Tech
9. Notre Dame
10. Southern Cal.
11. Alabama
12. Kansas State
13. MICHIGAN
14. North Carolina State
15. Oregon
16. Louisiana State
17. Florida State
18. Colorado
19. Penn State
20. Bowling Green
21. Iowa State
22. Pittsburgh
23. Florida
24. Colorado State
25. Arizona State

Last week:
lost to Texas A&M 30-26
beat Tennessee 26-3
beat Purdue 10-6
beat baylor 41-0
beat Oregon 32-21
beat Northwestern 62-10
beat Mississippi 31-17
lost to Syracuse 50-42
beat Navy 30-23
beat Stanford 49-17
beat Vanderbilt 30-8
beat Iowa State 58-7
BEAT MINNESOTA 41-24
lost to Maryland 24-21
lost to Washington State 32-21
beat Kentucky 33-30
beat Georgia Tech 21-13
beat Missouri 42-35
beat Virginia 35-14
lost to Northern Illinois 26-17
lost to Kansas State 58-7
beat temple 29-22
beat Vanderbilt 21-17
beat Air Force 31-12
lost to California 55-38

This week:
at Baylor
Pittsburgh
at Illinois
at Texas Tech
Idle
at Minnesota
at Auburn
West Virginia
Idle
Arizona State
at Louisiana State
Nebraska
WIScONSIN
at Virginia
Washington
Alabama
North Carolina
Iowa State
at Indiana
at Northern Illinois
at Colorado
at Miami
South Carolina
at San Diego State
at Southern Cal.

NEW AP
TOP 25
(first-place votes in parentheses)
TEAM PTS PVS
1. Miami (Fla.) (74) 1,850 2
2. Ohio State 1,771 3
3. Washington State 1,592 5
4. Texas 1,590 4
5. Oklahoma 1,590 1
6. Iowa 1,560 6
7. Georgia 1,403 7
8. Southern Cal. 1,275 10
9. Notre Dame 1,256 9
10. Alabama 1,175 11
11. Kansas State 1,114 12
12. MICHIGAN 1,021 13
13. Virginia Tech 818 8
14. Louisiana State 816 16
15. Florida State 725 17
16. Penn State 649 19
17. Colorado 628 18
18. Pittsburgh 561 22
19. Maryland 527 NR
20. Florida 437 23
21. Colorado State 391 24
22. North Carolina State 382 14
23. Oregon 344 15
24. Auburn 138 NR
25. Texas Christian 118 NR
Others receMng votes: Boise State, Bowling
Green, UCLA, Texas A&M, Iowa State, West Vir-
ginia, Air Force, Arkansas, Marshall, Tennessee

Washington State's Jason Gesser

AP PHOTO
Oregon State defender Dennis Weathersby collides with Washington's Reggie Williams in the endzone during the final quarter.
. 5.OUT NG THE NATION

THE DAILY'S PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
The performances by this week's players include everything from luck to per-
fection. Devery Henderson's game-winning, Hail Mary catch at the end of
Louisiana State's victory over Kentucky was something special. Reggie
McNeal's clutch performance while filling in for regular starter Dustin Long
helped the Aggies upset Oklahoma. and finally, Brad Banks' perfect perform-
ance against Northwestern has Iowa fans screaming Heisman.
DEVERY HENDERSON,
LOUISIANA STATE
Why Henderson?: Wide receiver Devery
" Henderson, lucky or not, was on the finish-
ing end of one of the greatest plays in col-
lege football history. With Louisiana State
down by three to Kentucky and 75 yards
from the end zone, Tigers' quarterback
Marcus Randall launched a pass that
deflected into Henderson's hands for a
stunning touchdown and a 33-30 Louisiana
State victory. A Kentucky player leapt and
tipped the ball right into Henderson's
hands at the Wildcats' 25-yard line. The
receiver then grabbed the ball and sprinted
between two defenders, untouched for the
score. Henderson's day wasn't limited to
the final miracle catch, though, as he fin-
E$ ished with five receptions for 201 yards
Louisiana State's Devery Henderson and the final touchdown.
BRAD BANKS,
IOWA:
Why Banks?: If Iowa quarterback Brad
Banks wants to throw his name into Heis-
man Trophy contention, playing perfect
football isn't a bad way to go about
things. Banks was 10 of 10 passing,
including three touchdowns tosses, and
also ran for two touchdowns as the
Hawkeyes swamped hapless Northwest-
ern, 62-10, leaving Iowa one win away
from a perfect Big Ten season. Iowa led
the Wildcats just 14-7 after the first quar-
ter, but then the Hawkeyes proceeded to
score 48 of the game's next 51 points,
with Banks running for his two touch-
downs in the second quarter to start the
onslaught. As if that wasn't enough,
Banks' backup, Nathan Chandler, also fin-
ished a perfect 2 of 2 on his pass
attempts, for 33 yards to ice the victory. Iowa's Brad Banks
REGGIE MCNEm,
TEXAS A&M
Why McNeal? Reggie McNeal did not
initially get the starting nod at quarter-
back for Texas A&M, but he may have
earned it for the rest of the season and
beyond. The freshman completed eight
of 13 passes for 191 yards and four
touchdowns, while also running for 89
yards as the Aggies stunned top-ranked
Oklahoma, 30-26, putting a serious
damper in the Sooners' Fiesta Bowl
chances. McNeal entered the game
after starter Dustin Long was ineffec-
tive, and the Aggies were trailing 10-0.
He proceeded to throw touchdown
passes of 61, 40, 17 and 40 yards en
route to a 30-23 lead late in the game.
Oklahoma kicked a field goal to cut the
Texas A&M's Reggie McNeal lead to four, but was unable to punch in
AP PHOTOS the winner.

GAME PROGRESSION
First Quarter:
Running back Chris Perry fumbles on
the Wolverines' first play of the game,
giving the Gophers the ball on Michi-
gan's 17-yard line. Minnesota kicker
Dan Nystrom converts a 32-yard field
goal for the early lead.
Minnesota 3, Michigan O
After a botched punt attempt by the
Gophers, in which the snap sailed
over punter Preston Gruening's head
and put Michigan on Minnesota's 14-
yard line, John Navarre completes a
1 0-yard touchdown pass to Ronald
Bellamy to give Michigan the lead.
Adam Finley converts the extra point.
Michigan 7, Minnesota 3
Second Quarter:
Michigan increased its lead to seven
when kicker Finley nails a 22-yard
field goal with 3:41 left in the first
quarter.
Michigan 10, Minnesota 3
Michigan builds on its lead later in the
second when Navarre orchestrates a
seven-play, 76-yard drive capped off
by a 16-yard Chris Perry touchdown
run. ,
Finley converts the PAT.
Michigan 17, Minnesota 3
Third Quarter:
Minnesota comes out firing in the
second half, as quarterback Abdul-
Khaliq connects on a six-yard
touchdown pass to receiver Tony
Patterson to get the Gophers back
into the game.
Nystrom converts the PAT.
Michigan 17, Minnesota 10
Minnesota tied the game with 6:06
left in the third quarter as Abdul-
Khaliq found receiver Antoine Burns
for a 27-yard touchdown pass.
Nystrom converts the PAT.
Michigan 17, Minnesota 17
The Wolverines quickly regain the lead
less than three minutes later, when
Navarre's 36-yard pass to Braylon
Edwards sets up a 24-yard field goal
by Finley.
Michigan 20, Minnesota 17
Just one minute later, Michigan's
Pierre Woods blocks a punt which is
recovered at Minnesota's 10-yard line.
Navarre connects on a 10-yard fade
to Braylon Edwards on the very next
play for a touchdown.
Finley converts the PAT.
Michigan 27, Minnesota 17
Fourth Quarter:
The Wolverines increase their lead in
the fourth as B.J. Askew scores on a
four-yard touchdown run after an
interception by Jeremy LeSueur.
Finley converts the PAT.
Michigan 34, Minnesota 17
Askew strikes again with 11:10 left in
the fourth quarter, when he runs for a
career-high 59-yard touchdown run.
Finley converts the PAT.
Michigan 41, Minnesota 17
Minnesota tacks on a touchdown
with 7:18 left in the game.
Nystrom converts the PAT.
Michigan 41, Minnesota 24

NEWS AND NOTES
Georgia receiver Terrence Edwards did his best to make up
for that dropped pass against Florida. Then, his season took
another unfortunate turn.
Edwards caught five passes for 90 yards, including a 33-yard
touchdown, as the seventh-ranked Bulldogs beat Mississippi
31-17 Saturday night.
But Edwards couldn't come up with the final throw that came
his way, falling hard on his left shoulder as he attempted to
make a diving catch early in the fourth quarter. He was
helped to the lockerroom, where doctors diagnosed a sprain
that will keep the senior receiver out three to six weeks.
Michigan State wide receiver Charles Rogers set a school
record, grabbing his 24th and 25th career touchdown
receptions against Indiana on Saturday.
More importantly, perhaps, was the fact that interim
Spartans' coach Morris Watts got off to a great start, as his
team rolled past the Hoosiers, 56-21 in Bloomington.
Bryan Randall completed 23 of 35 passes for 504 yards
and a Virginia Tech school-record five touchdowns against
Syracuse.
' Unfortunately for the Hokies, it turned out to be too little, as
the Orangemen stunned Virginia Tech, 50-42 in three over-
times as Randall threw an interceptbrn to end the game.
The two teams combined for 1,163 yards during the game.
Connecticut police used pepper spray and dogs to keep stu-
dents from rushing the goal posts after the final game at
Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
The Huskies closed out their 50-year run at the stadium with
a record-breaking 63-21 win over Kent State.
About 100 students ran onto the field and celebrated for a few
minutes. They then turned their attention to the south goal
post and encountered a dozen campus police officers with two
dogs lined up in front of the goal posts.
Byron Leftwich's Heisman Trophy campaign looks like it will
take a major hit on Tuesday night, as the Marshall quarterback is
doubtful for the Thundering Herd's game against Miami (Ohio)
with an injured left shin.

Leftwich was hurt in Marshall's 34-20 loss to Akron on Nov. 2. He
returned to the game that week, but was limping badly enough
that, late in the game, two offensive lineman were carrying him to
and from the huddle to prevent him from putting weight on his leg.
Ian Smart set an NCAA Division II record for career rushing
touchdowns when he scored three times to lead C.W. Post to a
21-18 win over previously unbeaten Bentley. Smart, who now
has 90 touchdowns, broke the record of 88 touchdowns held
by Brian Shay of Emporia State, who played from 1995-98.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
Navy had Notre Dame on the ropes on Saturday, with a
chance to beat the Irish for the first time in 39 games. But
between bad defensive play and some shaky quarterbacking
from Aaron Polanco, the Midshipmen fell apart, eventually
falling yet again to Notre Dame, 30-23.
"It was our game to have," Polanco said. "We could have won;
we should have won. You can't be proud after a loss."
California didn't waste a lot of time coming together under
first-year coach Jeff Tedford. After going 1-10 last season, the
Golden Bears wrapped up their sixth win of the year against
No. 25 Arizona State, good enough to make them bowl eligible
"I've never been to a bowl game, so I'm fired up," California
running back Joe Igber said. "Hopefully, the football gods are
smiling upon us, whoever that may be, and maybe we'll go."
Just because Southern Cal. kept its Rose Bowl and BCS
chances alive with a 49-17 rout of Stanford on the road Satur-
day, don't think that Carson Palmer was satisfied. The South-
ern Cal. quarterback tossed four touchdowns and led the
Trojans to touchdowns on seven of 12 possessions, but left
thinking he should have had more.
"I'm mad, I'm frustrated, and I'm angry," Palmer said. "The whole
offense is. We shouldehave scored every time we had the ball."
Staff and wire reports contributed to this report.

Wisconsin coach Barry Alvarez
WHO'S NEXT:

WISCONSIN
After a solid performance on the road at
Minnesota, the Wolverines will return to
the Big House for their final home game of
the season against the Badgers. Michigan
has not lost to Wisconsin since 1994 (a
31-19 loss at home), and hopes to contin-
ue the offensive momentum its had in its
past two blowoutmvictories which they
scored 40-plus points each time.
BIG TEN STANDINGS

I

Pulling the ol'
switcheroo

Mired in a slump the likes of which
had never been seen before, football
writer Joe Smith made a bold move:
He made his picks with his gut
instinct, then reversed them. The
move paid big dividends for Smith,
who tied David Horn for the win this
week. Is this a change for season
for Smith? We will have to see, but
you have to wonder if you are bank-
ing on taking the opposite of
Smith's picks to win, now do you
take the opposite of the opposite or
just take what is printed?
At the top, Horn has now regained
form and is battling with J. Brady
he( ..i a and offPiln nr a

Th Adi-toun EBilg
STAFF PICKS
WEEK 10 SELECTIONS
ALL PICKS MADE AGAINST THE SPREAD.
CORRECT PICK IN BOLD.
Michigan (-6;5) at MINNESOTA
IowA (-28) vs. Northwestern
Ohio State (-6.5) at PURDUE
INDIANA (-2.5) vs. Michigan State
PENN STATE (16) VS. Virginia
MARYLAND (-6.5) vs. North Carolina State
Louisiana State (-5) at KENTUCKY
Virginia Tech (-1 2 AT SYRACUSE

David
Horn
Michigan
Iowa
Ohio State
Michigan State
Penn State
North Carolina State
Kentucky
Virginia Tech

J. Brady
McCollough
Michigan
Iowa
Ohio State
Indiana
Virginia
North Carolina State
Kentucky
Virginia Tech

Joe
Smith

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

Big Ten
7 0
6 0
5 1
3 3
3 3
2 4
3 3
1 5
2 4
1 5
1 6

Overall
10 1
11 0
8 2
73
7 3
4 6
4 6
6 5
4 6
37
3 8

Jeff
Phillips

fn b-Igan Minnesota'
Iowa Iowa
Ohio State Purdue
Michigan State Michigan State
Virginia Virginia
North Carolina State North Carolina State
Kentucky Kentucky
Virginia Tech Syracuse

THIS WEEKEND'S RESULTS
Michigan 41, Minnesota 24
Ohio State 10, Purdue 6
Illinois 37, Wisconsin 20
Iowa 62, Northwestern 10
Michigan State 56, Indiana 21
Penn State 35, Virginia 14

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