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One-hundred-twenty-five years of Michigan
football have now been played. And in those 125,
football in Ann Arbor has become almost a reli-
gion. Every Saturday, from all over the country,
more than 100,000 of the most rabid Michigan
fans flock to Michigan Stadium - The Big
House - to watch the Wolverines do battle with
some of the nation's best teams.
And we here at The Michigan Daily are proud
to share that experience.
In Football Saturday, we will provide in-depth
coverage of the Michigan football team to you, the
In addition to this issue, there will be one more
Football Saturday. Over the course of the season,
The Michigan Daily will preview each homse
game as the Wolverines make a run for a second
consecutive Rose Bowl.
For now, enjoy this issue, and enjoy - above
all - the pageantry, sights and sounds of Michi-
Chris Burke Gennaro Filice
Bob Hunt Sharad Mattu
Editor in Chief
Managing Sports Editor
Predictions against the
spread for 10/30/04
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Burke Riice Hunt Mattu
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Purdue (-9.5) at Northwestern Northwestern Purdue Northwestern Purdue
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Tennessee (pick'em) at South Carolina South Carolina Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee
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N.C. State (-1) at Clemson N.C. State N.C. State N.C. State N.C. State
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Oct. 9~ - Minnesota
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Sept. 4 - Miami (Ohio)
" W (43-10)
Sept. 11 - at Notre Dame
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Sept. i8 - San Diego State
" W (24-2 1),
Sept. 25 - Iowa
" W (30-17)
Oct. 2 - at Indiana
" W (35-14)
Oct. 16 - at Illinois
Oct. 23 - at Purdue
" W (16-14)
Oct. 30 - Michigan State
" 3:30 p.m., ABC
Nov. 13 - Northwestern
Nov20 - at Ohio State
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" Play of the game - With the score tied at
14 in the third quarter, Michigan State's QB No.
5 connected with WR No. 10 - who, for some
reason, was being covered by Michigan's DE No.
94 - on a fly route for an 84-yard touchdown that
put the Spartans up for good.
Michigan State coach Gennaro Filice:
"Maybe the Wolverines were busy preparing for
their 'real rivalry game' (air quotes utilized) down in
"I'm not really sure why coach Mattu tossed QB No.
12 out there to throw three interceptions just a few
days after reconstructive shoulder surgery."
"No, I've never seen a Michigan offensive line give up
11 sacks. Yes, I was happy Mattu would only run one-
back formations and refused to keep his tight end on
the line to pass block."
"I thought I smelled alcohol on coach Mattu's breath
before the game. And when he put QB No. 10 in at
running back in the fourth quarter and started running
the halfback-pass offense, I knew my pregame
assessment had been spot-on."
*Player of the game - Michigan State's QB
No. 5 accounted for all six Spartan touchdowns.
He threw for 361 yards and five touchdowns with-
out an interception and ran for a touchdown. QB
No. 5 also added a two-point conversion for good
Michigan coach Sharad Mattu:
"Wait a minute. You're saying QB No. 12 was supposed
to sit out for six to nine months? Months? I thought
it was hours."
"The performance of our offensive line was pathetic.
Time after time, his linebackers had no problem
getting to the quarterback. I opted to keep the
offensive line we used at the beginning of the season,
but I regret it."
"I don't see why Filice is making a big deal of me
using a quarterback at running back. QB No. 10 was
our best offensive performer. And it wasn't close."
"The loss to Notre Dame was tough. The loss to
Minnesota was really tough. But this defeat to the
Spartans will stay with me for a long time. Probably
until the Bowl Game. WHICH I AM PLAYING."
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