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The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - November 1, 2004 - 5B

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Hype-meter
o16SEC fants
M' hockey
fans at Yost
"Tremendous"
-- Lloyd's proud
You'll be a fine
Michigan alum
Shaking keys
on 3rd down
Sorority girls
on cell phones
This was a tough one. On the plus
side, the end of the fourth quar-
ter and overtime was absolutely
ridiculous. Hopefully, you looked
around the student section dur-
ing overtime - because you will
likely never again see 20,000 stu-
dents popcorning to encourage the
defense.
But you would have had to stay
until the end of the game to see
that incredible scene, and those of
you that took off early brought the
hype-meter down. If you did leave
early -first of all - shame on you.
Secondly, you missed the great-
est game ever played in Michigan
Stadium, and possibly the greatest
game in Michigan football history.
Hope that nap on the couch and
extra brew was worth it.
Back to the good stuff, though.
Those of you that stayed never
threw in the towel. At 27-13, the
crowd was starting to get juiced up,
and at 27-20, it was pretty off the
charts in there. Those of you who
were there, pat yourself on the back.
If you know someone who left, just
hit them on the back - hard.

t4

STAFF PICKS
Predictions against the
spread for 10/30/04

Chris
Burke

Gennaro
Filice

Bob
Hunt

Sharad
Mattu

Michigan State (+11)at Michigan,
Minnesota (-17.5) at Indiana
Iowa (-11) at linoIs
Purdue (-9.5) at Northwestern
Penn State (+6) at Ohio State
Oklahoma (-12) at Oklahoma State
Arizona State (+15.5) at Cal
Tennessee (pick'em) at South Carolina
Florida (+7) vs. Georgia
N.C. State (-1) at Clemson
Stanford (+5) at UCLA
Missouri (-2) at Nebraska
Auburn (-17.5) at Mississippi
Florida State (-10.5) at Maryland
Utah (-18.5) at San Diego State
Best Bet
Weekly record (Best bet)
Season record (Best bet)

Michigan
Indiana
Illinois
Northwestern
Ohio State
Oklahoma State
Arizona State
South Carolina
Georgia
N.C. State
UCLA
Nebraska
Mississippi
Florida State
San Diego State
UCLA
7-71(1-0)
61-53-4 (6-2)

Michigan
Minnesota
Illinois
Purdue
Ohio State
Oklahoma
Cal

Tennessee
Florida
N.C. State
UCLA
Missouri
Mississippi
Maryland
San Diego State
Missouri
6.&1(01)
60-54-4 (5-3)

Michigan
Indiana
Illinois
Northwestern
Ohio State
Oklahoma State
Cal
Tennessee
Florida
N.C. State
Stanford
Missouri
Mississippi
Florida State
Utah
Tennessee
&61(1-0)

Michigan State
Minnesota
Iowa
Purdue
Ohio State
Oklahoma State
Cal
Tennessee
Florida
N.C. State
Stanford
Missouri
Mississippi
Maryland
San Diego State
Maryland
&&1(1-0)

Ryan Shinska
Superfan V
Mic higan
Minnesota
Illinois
Purdue
Penn State
Oklahoma
Cal
Tennessee
Florida
Clemson
UCLA
Missouri
Auburn
Maryland
Utah
Michigan
&61(0.1)
62-52-4 (6-2)

Race to the top
continues to tighten
Well, we thought the celebrities
were starting to fall apart. Turns
out, we were wrong. Superfan V
Ryan Shinska put up a solid 8-6-
1 week, pulling the celebs into a
first-place tie on the season with
Sharad Mattu. Meanwhile, Mattu
spent the final moments of the
Michigan-Michigan State game
worrying that Michigan would
return an interception for a touch-
down to notch a 14-point win and
a cover.
The biggest surprise of the week
was the fact that Bob Hunt actually
went over .500 - and got his best
bet right. Everyone's favorite back-
wards-hat wearing football writer,
Gennaro Filice, fell two games
back. Filice had taken the lead just
a few weeks ago, but has been
mediocre at best lately - though
his decision to ride Cal every week
has paid off, as the Bears seem to
cover every Saturday.
Chris Burke could have utilized
that knowledge to his advantage,
but instead went on his own, pick-
ing Arizona State - and did the
same with South Carolina. These
decisions kept Burke in second.

56-58-4 (4-4) 62-52-4 (5-3)

HUNT
Contnued from page 1B

ing back Mike Hart on a screen pass, Henne
hrew to Edwards in the corner of the endzone
igain. With another leaping catch, there was a
>rand new ballgame.
"If it's in his area, you know he's going to catch
t," Henne said.
When the game got into overtime, it seemed like
t was certain that Edwards would have a say in
he game's conclusion. After all, he got the Wol-
verines into overtime in the first place. And that's
Ihat happened in the third overtime. Henne saw
edwards open coming across the middle of the
ield, so he threw it to him. Edwards then jetted
nto the endzone for the game-winning touchdown.
even Carr, whose disputes with Edwards in previ-
>us seasons have been well documented, became Y
is biggest advocate.
"I said several weeks ago, I think he's the best
football player in the country, and I believe that,"
iarr said. "Braylon Edwards made plays today that I
on't think anybody else can make."
It's clear that the Wolverines would have lost if
Edwards didn't snatch the game away from the Spar-
ans. Until Edwards' catches turned the game around
n the fourth quarter, the Wolverines were quickly
leaded towards defeat. When Michigan State was up
.7-7, Michigan was lucky that the score was not 28-7.
And the Wolverines weren't even able to move the
>all down the field.
That's why the game seemed so bleak. With the
vay the offense was going - even when Michi-
an scored a field goal to make the game 27-13
Ind recovered the ensuing onside kick - it didn't

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