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The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - September 27, 2004 - 58

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For the first game of the Big Ten
season, that was definitely an
acceptable performance from the
Big House crowd. It was packed
- more than 111,000 fans -- and
the fans were up and cheering,
particularly on defense. Iowa got
called for several false start penal-
ties, and the noise level probably
had a little to do with it. That
being said, you should have been
loud. It was a huge game against
a team that had beaten Michigan
back-to-back years. The crowd
performance wasn't overwhelm-
ing - nothing like the Ohio State
game last year. And you've still
got serious work to do with the
timing of the wave. Can we just
agree to do it at the end of the
third quarter? Whoever keeps try-
ing to start the thing during a tight
game when Michigan's defense
is begging the crowd to get into
it should immediately lose their
tickets - forever. Side note to the
band: Keep "Living on a Prayer"
in the repertoire. There were more
people singing that than usually
sing "The Victors."

STAFF PICKS
Predictions against the
spread for 9/25/04
Iowa (+13.5) at No. 18 Michigan
No. 15 Purdue (-20.5) at Illinois
Penn State (+3) at No. 20 Wisconsin
Michigan State (-3) at Indiana
Northwestern (+15) at No. 19 Minnesota
Washington (+10.5) at Notre Dame
No. 1 Southern Cal. (-21.5) at Stanford
N.C. State (+9.5) at Virginia Tech
Clemson (+17) at No. S Florida State
Boston College (+1.5) at Wake Forest
Oregon State (+7.5) at No. 22 Arizona State
Kentucky (+19) at No. 16 Florida
No. 24 Louisville (-7) at North Carolina
Texas Tech (-6) at Kansas
.Alabama (+5.5) at Arkansas
r Best Bet
Weekly record (Best bet)
Season record (Best bet)

Chris
Burke

Gennaro
Filice

Bob
Hunt

Sharad
Mattu

Iowa
Illinois
Wisconsin
Michigan State
Minnesota
Washington
Southern Cal.
N.C. State
Florida State
Boston College
Oregon State
Florida
Louisville
Kansas
Arkansas
Wisconsin
10-5 (1-0)
24-19-2 ( 2-1)

Iowa
Purdue
Penn State
Indiana
Minnesota
Notre Dame
Southern Cal.
N.C. State
Clemson
Wake Forest
Ariona State
Florida
Louisville
Texas Tech
Alabama
Louisville
7-8(1-0)
22-21-2 (2-1)

Iowa
Purdue
Wisconsin
Indiana
Minnesota
Notre Dame
Southern Cal
Virginia Tech
Florida State
Wake Forest
Oregon State
Florida
Louisville
Kansas
Alabama
Southern Cal.
8-7((-1)
23-20&2 (2-1)

Michigan
Purdue
Wisconsin
Indiana
Minnesota
Notre Dame
Stanford
Virginia Tech
Florida State
Boston College
Arizona State
Florida
Louisville
Kansas
Arkansas
Minnesota
24-19-2 (2-1)

ESPN the Magazine's
Eric Adelson
Iowa
Illinois
Penn State
Michigan State
Minnesota
Washington
Southern Cal.
N.C. State
Clemson
Boston College
Arizona State
Florida
Louisville
Kansas
Arkansas
Kansas

Solid showing keeps
celebs out in.front
Eric Adelson didn't do well enough
to capture the weekly title - Chris
Burke's 10-5 run did that - but
the ESPN the Magazine writer did
well enough to keep the Ann Arbor
celebrities comfortably in first. And
it was good enough that it forced
us to run that picture of him again.
How tall was the photographer
that took that photo? Three feet?
i didn't know Mini-Me shot for GQ
Magazine.
Meanwhile, Burke has decided to
dedicate his win to Gabe Watson's
next sack - which will come at
Indiana - provided that Watson
dances when he gets it. Nothing
special ... just The Worm or The
Macarena. Something sweet. Or
point to the Daily writers in the
press box.
Florida screwed everyone over, win-
ning by 17 and missing the spread
by two. But Louisville notched
everyone a point when the Car-
dinals destroyed North Carolina
- almost basketball season, Tar
Heel fans.
Gennaro lice - the only former
football player in the competition
- fell to last place with a shaky 7-
8 showing, quieting his trash talk.

27-16-2 (2-1)

Ofense makes most o chances
B U R KE gan defense was tighter than a pair of good reason to feel they are frontrun-
leather pants on Ruben Studdard. ners in the Big Ten.
Continued from page 1B "We have great respect for Michi- "Our defense is definitely carry-

advantage - as was the case in the loss
at Notre Dame - then it doesn't matter.
But Michigan did take advantage
against Iowa.
The Wolverines took one play to
score a touchdown after Iowa's first
turnover. They needed just two to
score after the Hawkeyes' second and
fourth mistakes.
And if the Michigan offense can
take advantage of the multitude of
turnovers the defense keeps forcing,
it's going to be a very good fall for the
Wolverines.
"It's great for us," Manning said of
the offense's success. "When we get
them the ball back, that's the number
one thing we want them to do, is make
the other team pay."
The Hawkeyes went bankrupt pay-
ing for their mistakes on Saturday.
They were still in it in the fourth quar-
ter when Tate and Lewis fumbled on
back-to-back plays.
It's gotten to the point now where
you can almost imagine Carr standing
on the sidelines saying, "OK, run the
turnover play," and the Wolverines get

gan's ability to create turnovers," Iowa
coach Kirk Ferentz said. "It's not us
helping them out, they help themselves
- they've done a great job in that
regard."
There's a pretty realistic possibility
that Michigan won't be able to keep up
this pace defensively all season.
But if they can stay even remotely
close to this level in terms of forcing
turnovers, then the Wolverines have

ing their load, if not more this year,"
wide receiver Braylon Edwards said.
"They're providing us with so many
turnovers and opportunities - espe-
cially in the red zone - it's unreal.
"If they keep doing what they are
doing, who knows what this season is
going to hold."
Chris Burke can be reached at
chrisburalumich.edu

Wide receiver Ed Hinkel's spectacular one-handed grab gave Iowa a 7-0 lead early In the first quarter.

HAWKEYES
Continued from page 1B
"It was just them being athletes," Tate said.
Henne found Edwards again on the very next offensive play for
Michigan in the middle of the field against zone coverage, where
the wide receiver showed his athleticism by running past multiple
defenders all the way to the Iowa one-yard line. Henne ran the
ball in the endzone for his first-career rushing touchdown. Gar-
rett Rivas missed the extra point off the left upright, so Michigan.

better every week, and that's all we can ask for."
Iowa drove 79 yards on its first possession of the second half to
kick a field goal and come within six, but turnovers on three of its
next four drives would end its chances. Tate would fumble the ball
in the backfield, where it was recovered by Scott McClintock at
the Iowa 23. The Wolverines then used two offsides penalties and
two Mike Hart runs up the middle to go up 23-10.
On the next play from scrimmage, Hall recovered a fumble by
Iowa running back Jermelle Lewis. Hart almost scored his sec-
ond-career touchdown a couple plays later, running the ball to the

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