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2B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - December 8, 2003

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DUDE, WHERE'S MY

... HEISMAN TROPHY???

You kept hope of a Sugar Bowl appearance until the bitter end of the Southern Cal./Oregon State game
that you either watched live or followed on Gamecast. But now that Michigan's national title chances
are finally dead, it's time to dream of the highest individual honor - the Heisman Trophy. That's
right, after Jason White's disastrous performance in a 35-7 loss to Kansas State, the Chris Perry for
Heisman campaign is picking up steam. The Michigan Daily breaks down what needs to happen for
Perry to win the Heisman in classic, "Dude, Where's My Car?" style:

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Who: Pat Owen Sport:Wrestling
Hometown: Polson, Mont. Year: Senior
Why: The fifth-year senior captain finished second in the 165-pound
final at the cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas this weekend. His per-
formance helped lead the Wolverines to a second-place finish.
Owen
QM' SCHEDULE

4

Friday, Dec. 12
Hockey

at Nebraska-Omaha

Saturday, Dec. 13
M Basketball vs. Bowling Green
W Basketball at Seton Hall
Hockey at Nebraska-Omaha

Sunday, Dec. 14
Wrestling vs.
Saturday, Dec. 20
M Basketball vs.

Eastern Michigan
Central Michigan

FOR PERRY TO WIN ... ... AND DEN ... ... AND DENNN ... ... AND DENNNNNNN ...

Sunday, Dec. 21
W Basketball vs. Xavier

A MAJORITY OF VOTERS
MUST NOT HAVE TURNED
THEIR VOTES IN:
Some voters turn in their
votes early. Before Satur-
day's Oklahoma game,
Perry's case for winning the
Heisman wasn't nearly as
strong as it is now.

VOTERS THAT WOULD HAVE
PICKED JASON WHITE MUST
RE-EVALUATE:
White's undefeated team and
touchdown-interception ratio
(over 6-to-i) were pretty
impressive. But Saturday's 35-7
rout in which White threw two
interceptions - one in the end
zone and the other returned for
a touchdown - might have
changed voters' minds.

LARRY FITZGERALD'S TOUCH-
DOWN RECEPTIONS DON'T
RESULT IN VOTES:
Fitzgerald had 22 touch-
downs, while the next closest
receiver had just 15 touch-
downs. Also, his 18-straight
games with a touchdown
catch is an NCAA record.
Based on numbers alone,
Fitzgerald would definitely
win the Heisman.

PERRY MUST BE SEEN AS THE
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER IN THE
COUNTRY:
Perry's numbers are impres-
sive, but what makes him
stand out is his heart. There's
no doubt he is the center of
the Big Ten champions, as
evidenced by his 200 total
yards and two touchdowns
against Ohio State's daunting
defense on a bad hamstring.

Monday, Dec. 22
M Basketball vs.
Saturday, Dec. 27
Hockey vs.
M Basketball vs.
Sunday, Dec. 28

Delaware State
Boston College - G.L.I. - Detroit
UCLA

8:05 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
8:05 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
TBA
2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.

4

q

4

Hockey

vs. Michigan State or Michigan Tech - G.L.I.

W Basketball 4t Detroit

BEGINNING AND ENDING IN THE BIG EASY: 2003-04 BOWL SCHEDULE

Tuesday, Dec. 30
M Basketball vs. Boston University

Date
Dec. 16
Dec. 18
Dec. 22
Dec. 23
Dec. 24
Dec. 25
Dec. 26
Dec. 26
Dec. 27
Dec. 29
Dec. 30
Dec. 30
Dec. 30
Dec. 31
Dec. 31
Dec. 31
Dec. 31
Dec. 31
Jan. I
Jan. I
Jan. 1
Jan. 1
Jan.1
Jan. 2
Jan. 2
Jan. 2
Jan. 3
Jan. 4

Bowl
New Orleans
GMAC
Mazda Tangerine
PlainsCapital Fort Worth
Las Vegas
Sheraton Hawaii
Motor City
Insight.com
Continental Tire
MasterCard Alamo
EVI.net Houston
Pacific Life Holiday
Silicon Valley Football Classic
Gaylord Hotels Music City
Wells Fargo Sun
AXA Liberty
MainStay Independence
Diamond Walnut San Francisco
Outback
Toyota Gator
Capital One
Rose
FedEx Orange
SBC Cotton
Chick-fil-A Peach
Tostitos Fiesta
Humanitarian
Nokia Sugar

Location
New Orleans
Mobile, Ala.
Orlando, Fla.
Fort Worth, Texa
Las Vegas
Honolulu
Detroit
Phoenix
Charlotte, N.C.
San Antonio
Houston
San Diego
San Jose, Calif.
Nashville, Tenn.
El Paso, Texas
Memphis, Tenn.
Shreveport, La.
San Francisco
Tampa, Fla.
Jacksonville, Fla.
Orlando, Fla.
Pasadena, Calif.
Miami
Dallas
Atlanta
Tempe, Ariz.
Boise, Idaho
New Orleans

Matchup

North Texas vs. Memphis
Louisville vs. Miami (Ohio)
North Carolina State vs. Kansas
s Texas Christian vs. Boise State
New Mexico vs. Oregon State
Hawaii vs. Houston
Northwestern vs. Bowling Green
Virginia Tech vs. California
Pittsburgh vs. Virginia
Nebraska vs. Michigan State
Navy vs. Texas Tech
Washington State vs. Texas
UCLA vs. Fresno State
Wisconsin vs. Auburn
Oregon vs. Minnesota
Utah vs. Southern Mississippi
Arkansas vs. Missouri
Colorado State vs. Boston College
Florida vs. Iowa
Maryland vs. West Virginia
Georgia vs. Purdue
Southern Cal. vs. Michigan
Miami vs. Florida State
Mississippi vs. Oklahoma State
Tennessee vs. Clemson
Kansas State vs. Ohio State
Tulsa vs. Georgia Tech
Oklahoma vs. Louisiana State

Time
7 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
8 p.m.
5 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
11 a.m.
9 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
8 p.m.
10:30 p.m.
Noon
2 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
10:30 p.m,
11 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
1 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
2 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
8 p.m.
1 p.m.
8 p.m.

TV
ESPN2
ESPN2
ESPN
ESPN2
ESPN
ESPN
ESPN
ESPN
ESPN
ESPN
ESPN
ESPN
ESPN2
ESPN
CBS
ESPN
ESPN
ESPN2
ESPN
NBC
ABC
ABC
ABC
FOX
ESPN
ABC
ESPN or ESPN2
ABC

Thursday, Jan. 1
Football vs. Southern Cal. - Pasadena, Calif.
W Basketball at Minnesota
Friday, Jan. 2
W Swim/Diving Rainbow Invitational - Honolulu, Hawaii

E

Saturday, Jan. 3
Wrestling
M BasketballI
Wrestling
Wrestling
Sunday, Jan. 4
W Basketball

vs. Pennsylvania - Dallas, Texas
Fairfield - New York, N.Y.
vs. Harvard - Dallas, Texas
vs. Oklahoma -- Dallas, Texas

11:00
4:001
5:00
9:00

a.m.
p.m.
p.m.
p.m.

at Northwestern

3:00 p.m.

TONY DING/Daily
You may be at home (or at Pauley Pavilion picking up your $140 ticket), but the
women's swimming and diving team will be in Hawaii at the Rainbow invitational.

BCS could still create two champs.

NBA STANDINGS

NHL STANDINGS

NFL STANDINGS

NEW YORK (AP) - College football fans, get ready to
crown not just one, but possibly two national champions.
And get ready for a new round of controversy.
That's because the computer rankings had Oklahoma as the
country's top team yesterday while the human poll voters
picked Southern California.
It's exactly what the Bowl Championship Series was
designed to avoid, with the prospect of a split title certain to
renew cries for a playoff.
"I don't think anyone will know who the legitimate nation-
al champion is unless all three teams in consideration get the
opportunity to play one another," Louisiana State coach Nick
Saban said.
Despite getting walloped by Kansas State 35-7 on Saturday
night, Oklahoma will take its 12-1 record to the Sugar Bowl
against Louisiana State, which won the Southeastern Confer-
ence championship by beating Georgia 34-13.
The winner in New Orleans on Jan. 4 automatically cap-
tures the coaches' title under the BCS format.
Southern Cal., which finished third in the BCS rankings,
could win The Associated Press championship by beating No.
4 Michigan in the Rose Bowl.
"I'm not an expert on this, but if the No. 1 team at the end
of the regular season wins its bowl game, how are they not
the No. 1 team outright?" Southern Cal. receiver Mike

Williams asked. "But we don't play Louisiana State or we
don't play Oklahoma, so you'll never know."
The No. 1 team in the AP poll has never dropped after win-
ning its bowl game.
When the BCS contract expires after the 2005 season, a
one-game championship might be instituted after the bowls.
That would be too late to fix this year's mess.
"The No. 1 team is not playing in the game that they're
billing as the championship game," Southern Cal. coach Pete
Carroll said. "Something didn't come out right."
In the final BCS standings, Oklahoma was first with 5.11
points based on its top spot in five of the seven computers,
the 1I1th-toughest schedule and a quality win over Texas. The
Sooners were third in both polls.
"At the end of the year, we're No. 1 in the system," Okla-
homa coach Bob Stoops said.
Louisiana State (12-1) was second with 5.99, edging out
Southern Cal. (11-1) by 0.16 in the second closest finish in
the six-year history of the BCS. Nebraska beat Colorado by
0.05 in 2001.
Southern Cal. got 79 of the 128 first-place votes in the
polls but finished third in five computers.
"In a way it doesn't make sense," Southern Cal. cornerback
Will Poole said. "They're going to have to do something
about the BCS. Maybe they need to pull the plug."

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
Philadelphia
New Jersey
Boston
Washington
New York
Miami
Orlando
Central Division
Indiana
New Orleans
Detroit
Toronto
Milwaukee
1Atlanta
Chicago
Cleveland
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Midwest Division
Dallas
Denver
Houston
Minnesota
Memphis
Utah
San Antonio
Pacific Division
L.A. Lakers
Sacramento
Portland
Seattle
Golden State
Phoenix
L.AClippers
NBA GAMES

Pot.
.524
.450
.400
.368
.333
.250
.050
Pct.
.762
.667
.667
.600
.450
.286
.263
.250
Pct.
.650
.650
.632
.600
.579
.579
.524
Pct.
.850
.722
.556
.529
.500
.421
.375

GB
1.5
2.5
3
4
5.5
9.5
GB
2
2
3.5
6.5
10
10
10.5
GB
.5
1
1.5
1.5
2.5
GB
3
6
6.5
7
8.5
9

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W
Philadelphia 16
New Jersey 14
N.Y. Rangers 10
N.Y.Islanders 10
Pittsburgh 6

Northeast Division
Toronto
Boston
Ottawa
Montreal
Buffalo
Southeast Division
Atlanta
Tampa Bay
Florida
Carolina
Washington

W
15
12
12
12
12
W
14
13
9
7
8

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
Detroit 15
St. Louis 15
Nashville 14
Columbus 8
Chicago 6

AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East

L
5
4
10
13
15
L
6
5
9
11
13
L
11
6
14
11
17
L
10
6
11
14
14
L
7
7
12
13
L
10
7
10
10
14

T
6
6
5
2
4

Pts
37
33
29
28
27
Pts
32
31
23
23
18
Pts
33
33
29
20
20
Pts
34
34
30
25
23
Pts
30
29
27
26
25

OTL Pts
1 39
0 34
2 27
0 22
1 17

New England
Miami
Buffalo
N.Y. Jets
South
Indianapolis
Tennessee
Houston
Jacksonville
North
Baltimore
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
Cleveland

W
11
8
6
5
W
10
9
5
4
W
8
7
5
4

West
W
Kansas City 11
Oakland 3
San Diego 3
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
W
Philadelphia 10
Dallas 8
Washington 5
N.Y. Giants 4

L
3
4
8
9
L
5
6
8
8
L
2
5
10
10
L
3
5
8
9
L
5
7
7
10
L
5
6
8
9
L
3
5
7
10

2
5
7
7

Pct PF PA
.846 269 209
.615 241 203
.462 214 200
.385 240 255
Pct PF PA
.769 372 281
.692 347 261
.385 211 317
.308 229 264
Pct PF PA
.615 331 251
.538 281 297
.385 250 284
.333 192 224
Pot PF PA
.846 388 267
.615 324 23
.231 229 305
.231 247 349

Northwest Division
Colorado
Vancouver
Calgary
Edmonton
Minnesota
Pacific Division

W
15
14
13
11
9

South
Carolina
New Orleans
Tampa Bay
Atlanta
North
Minnesota
Green Bay
Chicago
Detroit

w
8
6
6
3
w
8
7
5
4

Pct PF PA
.769 281 222
385 256 287
.308 209 286
Pct PF PA
.667 248 249
.462 263 278
.462 244 198
.167 241 342
Pot PP PA
.615 344 302
.538 332 276
.385 240 281
.308. 209 294

A

w
Los Angeles 14
San Jose 9
Anaheim 9
Phoenix 9
Dallas 11
NHL GAMES

West
W
St. Louis 9
Seattle 8
San Francisco 6
Arizona 3
NFL GAMES

Pct
.750
.667
.417
.250

PF PA
347 246
330 273
298 244
180 387

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portraying the battle of LZ X-Ray
in We Were Soldiers. When I
asked co-author Jack Galloway
(the real-life reporter in the
movie) what he thought of the

Friday's Games
Toronto 92, Atlanta 87
Phoenix 110, Boston 106
Philadelphia 93, Miami 90
New Jersey 93, Milwaukee 86
Houston 83, New Orleans 74
San Antonio 105, Orlando 94
Memphis 92, Washington 77
Denver 98, Golden State 91
Utah 86, L.A. Clippers 67
Portland 88, New York 81
Minnesota 112, Sacramento 109
Indiana 101, Seattle 94
Saturday's Games
Cleveland 95, Atlanta 85

Saturday's Games
Philadelphia 1, Boston 1
Tampa Bay 3, Buffalo 1
Montreal 3, Carolina 1
NY Islanders 5, Chicago 2
New Jersey 2, Ottawa 1
Toronto 5, Detroit 2
Atlanta 4, Florida 3 (OT)
St. Louis 4, Nashville 1
Colorado 5, Columbus 1
Edmonton 4, Pittsburgh 3
Minnesota 1, Vancouver 1
Los Angeles 7, Washington 3
San Jose 2, Dallas 1

Yesterday's games
Atlanta 20, Carolina 14 (OT)
Tampa Bay 14, New Orleans 7
Philadelphia 36, Dallas 10
Minnesota 34, Seattle 7
Washington 20, N.Y. Giants 7
Pittsburgh 27, Oakland 7
Jacksonville 27, Houston 0
San Diego 14, Detroit 7
Baltimore 31, Cincinnati 13
Green Bay 34, Chicago 21
San Francisco 50, Arizona 14
Buffalo 17, N.Y. Jets 6
Indianapolis 29, Tennessee 27
New England 12, Miami 0
Denver 45. Kansas City 27

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