The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
November 19, 2007 - 5B
The Michigan Daily football writers break down the weekend's stats that don't show up in the box-
score. The defense-o-meter measures the intensity of the defense, the Carr-o-meter judges Lloyd Carr's
demeanor following the game and the hypemeter measures the fans' game performance.
3 You really can't blame the defense for this loss. Sure, it screwed
up when the unit let Ohio State running back get loose on his
62-yard touchdown run on the Buckeye's first play of the sec-
Crables ond half. But aside from that blemish, the Wolverine defense
kept the game in reach, even though its offensive counterparts
couldn't move the ball. The defense was on the field for too
much of the game, and it still surrendered just two touchdowns.
2/ Saturday's press conference wasn't the press conference
people will remember about this weekend - it's today's
4 that everyone is buzzing about. Carr will retire today,
Lloyd just two days after deflecting questions about his
Carrs future in Saturday's post-game press conference.
THE MICHIGAN DAILY TOP 10 POLL
T ch f return,, forits second-to-last installment6. GEORGIA: Mark Richt has the Bulldogs rolling
n e-dwnseason. Lacl week DaihfSports staffers will filllately. After a slow start, they have reeled off five
;> A # ots th fst he votes receiving 10 points second-place straight wins, and with a victory over rival Georgia
rin ffinad so min The results are pub] ished with first-Techthis weekend, the Dawgs could secure an at-
te arcithllesey large spotin a BCS bowlgame.
1. LOUISIANA STATE (7): The Tigers left little in 7, ARIZONA STATE n h Sun De
doubt this weekend, scoring an easy win over Ole started out und efeatedit was wider accepted they
Miss. But with the retirement of Lloyd Carr, it will Would fade. Bt two weeks frontthe conclusion c
be interesting to see how players deal with the the season, Aizona State s tirls itso
"Les Miles to Michigan" rumors. mir }, +t o f4-
8.VIRGINIA TECH: Remember how Virginia Tech
and Miami were supposed to dominate the ACC
year in and yearout?Well, theHokies have held up
their end of thebargain, and a win this week over
Virginia gives them a spot in the ACC Titlegame.
3. MISSOURI: The Tigers, like the rest of the Big
12, have been flying under the radar all season long.
Not anymore. Missouri faces Kansas next weekend
in a game that will go a long way in clearingup the
National Title picture.
3 4 The student section got the memo about the Maize Out, but the
w rest of the Big House seemed a bit too red. The pre-game atmo-
sphere was electric, and most of the students got to their seats
Big Houses well before the game started. Still, it got alittle quiet in the fourth
quarter, even if there was nothing worth getting excited about
from the Wolverines play on the field. Oh yeah, and there was the
O-H-1-O cheer that made it all the way around Michigan Stadium.
PSSOCIATED . P O
Upsets continue to pile up within the top 5, with No. 2 Oregon and
No. 3 Oklahoma the most recent casualties. New No. 2 Kansas now
controls its own destiny and should reach the National Championship
game if it stays perfect in the regular season.
TEAM LAST WEEK THIS WEEK
1. Louisiana State beat Mississippi 41-24 Arkansas
2. Kansas beat lowa State 45-7 Missouri
3. Missouri beat Kansas Kansas
4. West Virginia lost to Connecticut
5. Ohio State beat Michigan14-3 idle
6. Georgia beat Kentucky 24-13 at Georgia Tech
7. Arizona State idle Southern Cal
8. Virginia Tech beat Miami 44-14 at Virginia
9. Oregon lost to Arizona 34-24 UCLA
10. Oklahoma lost to Texas Oklahoma State
11. Southern Cal idle at Arizona State
12. Florida beat Florida Florida State
13. Texas idle at Texas A&M
14. Hawaii beat Nevada 28-26 Boise State
15. Boston College beat Clemson 20-17 Miami
16. Virginia idle Virginia Tech
17. Boise State beat Idaho 58-14 at Hawaii
18. Illinois beat idle
19. Tennessee beat Vanderbilt 25-24 at Kentucky
20. Connecticut beatSyracuse 30-7 at West Virginia
21. Clemson lost toBoston at South Carolina
22. Wisconsin beat Minnesota 41-34 idle
23. Brigham Young beat Wyoming 35-10 Utah
24. Cincinnati lost to West at Syracuse
25. Auburn idle Alabama
Games updated through Nov.18
10. SOUTHERN CAL: They may not win a
National Title this season, but the Trojans have
quietly rebounded from a mid-season swoon and
can secure a share of the lead in the Pac-10 with
a win over Arizona State this weekend.
S.OHIO STATE: All appeared to belost afterthe
Buckeyes lost toIllinois a week ago. Now, after a
convincing win here in Ann Arbor, Ohio State has
ensured itself a berth inthe RoselBowl - which it
hasn't been to since 1997.
I Staff Picks recap: Well, it looks like the natural order of things has been restored - almost. Scott Bell
didn't capture the win, but he finished just a game back from Kevin Wright. Meanwhile, Jack Herman
returned to his comfy position as the cellar dwellar of the writers. Because he equaled the guest picker,
Herman still is a game ahead of the guests in the race for last place. It'll be a close one with one week
remaining on the schedule. Even though Herman was the lone writer to finish below.500, no one
picked a best bet correctly. Pretty horrible.
Unfortunately, we'll have to wish Engineering sophomore Stephen Dzul good luck as his five minutes
of fame are over. Sorry we couldn't get an actual headshot in the paper. The photo staff lost it, so we
went with the silouttee picture. As always, e-mail the football beat at email@example.com to
get in the pool of potential participants.
Writer takes the best
record of the week, and
the guest is gone. Her-
man is still a disgrace.
As always, the picks are
against the spread.
MICHIGAN (+4) vs.Ohio State
Louisiana State (-19.5) vs. MISSISSIPPI
Oregon 12.5) vs. ARIZONA
Oklahoma (-8.5) vs. TEXAS TECH
KANSAS (-26.5) vs. Iowa State
West Virginia (-6.5) vs. CINCINNATI
Missouri (-7) vs. KANSAS STATE
GEORGIA (-7.5) vs. Kentucky
VIRGINIA TECH (-7) vs. Miami
Hawaii (-6.5) vs. NEVADA
FLORIDA (-34) vs. Florida Atlantic
CLEMSON (-7.5) vs. Boston College
BOISE STATE (-34) vs. Idaho
TENNESSEE (-11.5) vs. Vanderbilt
ILLINOIS (-13.5) vs. Northwestern
Wisconsin (-4) vs. MINNESOTA
CONNECTICUT (18.5) vs. Syracuse
Purdue (-2.5) vs. INDIANA
MICHIGAN STATE (+2.5) vs. Penn State
IOWA (-14)) vs. Western Michigan
Record This Week