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GAME
Frst Down
Rush/Tds
passing Yards
Corp/ATA/ItS
Offensive Play
Total Offense
Kick resturn/ YdSR
Punt returns/ Yds
Punrs/Avg
Fumbles/Lost
Penalt s/Yads
PASSING/
Forciers
Robins..on, D.
Totals
RUSHING
**
Sh-w
0* s g
RECEIVING
Player , N
Mathews
Smith, V.
Grady, Km.
Hemingway
13rom.C
Shaw
Totals 2
PUNTING
PMayer N
Totals
KICKOFF RETURNS
Playsr I
Stonum
Totals
PUNT RETURNS
PIFFI,
Plaer
Odoms
Totals
TACKLES
Play.,
BI N
Graham
Ron
VaP Begen
Campbell
Blinks
Herr..
PASSING
Player
Pry.r,
Totals
RUSHING
player A
H-ronD. 1
RECEIVING
Posey
Totals 5
PUNTING
Player N
Thoma 5
Toi q
K1KIFRETURNS
Playr I
Totals
PUNT RETURNS
Player I
Sma
Total
TACKLES
Homan
Hine,
Roslle
Worthington
Spitler

Coleman
William
Chekwa~
Heyward
Wilson
Oliver
Denlinger
Small -

STATISTICS
OhioSa te Michigan
PR 16
S3/2SS 31/8U
67 229
9/17/1 25/42/4
70 73
318 309
2/39 3/63
2/9 4/6
9/37.9 6/38.2
1/P 3/1
6/0 3/25
32:5N 27:04

Warren says he'll come back

M I C H I G A N
C-A Yds
23/38 226
2/4 3
25/42 229

TD
1

Int
4a
0
4'

Att
7
6
31
No.
9
6
3
2'
1
1
1
25

Yds
31
32
7
10
80
Yds
116
67
28
7
10
6
5
-4
.6
229

Avg
1.0
1.7
26
Avg
124
11.1
9.3
3.5
5.0
-4.0
-6.0
9.2

Lg TD
10 0
5 0
11 0
17 0
Lg TD
43 0
23 0
18 1
5 0
10 0
5 0
0 0
0 0
43 1

No. Yds Avg Lg
6 258 43.0 53
6 258 43.0 53

No. Yds
3 63
3 63

Avg Lg TD
21.0 36 0
21.0 36 0

No. Yds Avg Lg TO
2 0 0.0 1 0
2 6 3.0 5 0
4 6 1.5 5 0
Solo Asst Tot
3 6 9
5 2 7
5 2 67
3 4 57
5 1 26
1 4 5
2 1 13
1 1 2
H1 0 1T
9- 1 67 1 1
9-17 67 1 1
Att Yds Avg Lg TO
19 96 5.1 23 0
s3 2s1 4. 29 1

By RUTH LINCOLN
Daily Sports Editor
During Ohio State week, Dono-
van Warren decided he wanted
one more shot at the Buckeyes.
Following Michigan's 21-10 loss
to No. 10 Ohio State, the junior
cornerback was asked if he would
return next season instead of leav-
ing to enter the NFL Draft early.
"Uh, yeah," he said before
turning to sign autographs out-
side Michigan Stadium.
Warren may have been caught
up in the
moment after NOTEBOOK
the game, but he
sounded much less certain about
his future at last Monday's press
c conference.
"I'm going to look into where
I stand," Warren said on Nov. 16.
"If it's the best thing for me to
do for my family, then I'll have to
decide that. But if it's not, then I'll
be here helping Michigan."
Easily the Wolverines' most
talented member of the class of
2011, Warren was tied this season
for fifth in the Big Ten in inter-
ceptions (four) and was sixth in
pass breakups (seven).
ESPN.com's NFL DraftTracker
has the 6-foot, 185 pounder listed
as the No. 4 cornerback and the
42nd-best prospect, making him
a potential second-round pick.
Throughout the Wolverines'
defensive woes this season War-
ren remained a stabilizing force.
Should he enter the draft, he
would leave a young and inex-
perienced secondary in an even
worse position.
Big Ten opponents outscored
the Wolverines this season 266-
177, with many of those points
coming off big plays downfield
that were made possible by the
secondary's mistakes. Michigan
is set to return its entire back
four, but without Warren, a year
of experience may not be such a
step forward.
FORCIER
From page lB
said of Forcier's inconsistency.
"You can't praise one and be mad
at him on the other one. You just
kind of teach on both of those."
Michigan coach Rich Rodri-
guez re-emphasized after the
game that it is a rarity for true
freshmen to play at the college
level, let alone as a starting quar-
terback. And next year, Forcier
will be likely be the poster child
for what experience can do for a
team.
But for now, the decision to
put Robinson in for Saturday's
final five minutes showed that
even after a year of experience,
Rodriguez may still be looking for
an answer at quarterback during
crunch time. The Robinson-led
offense went three-and-out on
Michigan's final offensive drive.
He finished with 31 yards rushing
on 10 attempts, and was just 2-of-
4 for three yards in the air.
"The boy was bouncing off the
walls the last three or four weeks,
inching to play, wanting to play.
And we just wanted to utilize him
today," Magee said of Robinson.
"I think we used him how we
wanted to, how we planned to."

Warren clearly understands
how Michigan's 5-7 season will
affect his future.
"I feel like I'm right up there
with some of the best in the coun-
try, but a lot of times, it's not a
matter of individually, it's a mat-
ter of the team's success," Warren
said. "But personally, I feel like
I'm one of the top in the country
with my confidence and just my
ability."
Senior defensive end Brandon
Graham was in Warren's shoes
last year - the talented junior
contemplated leaving for the NFL
after the Wolverines' woeful 3-9
performance. But Graham elect-
ed to stay another year to help
rebuild a program and, as he puts
it, "not grow up too fast."
Although Graham's senior
year fell short of his expectations
DEFENSE
From page 1B
said. "We tried our hardest. We
gave it our all."
For the seniors walking U the
Michigan Stadium tunnel one
last time, it was the hardest climb
in the 5-7 rollercoaster season.
But when they ran out on the
field before the game, it was clear
the defense and its leaders were
ready for a special game.
"They were inspired," red-
shirt junior Stephen Schilling
said. "We kind of knew they were
going to have a big game."
Graham moved into second
on Michigan's career tackles-
-for-loss list with a sack and four
takedowns behind the line of
scrimmage. Two of them came in
the third quarter with Ohio State
poised to score. Graham barely
seemed to notice the offensive
tackle in his path.
And swarmingbehind him was
Brown.
Three of the linebacker's seven
tackles Saturday came on third
down. Overall, the Wolverines
stopped the Buckeyes on 11, of 15
third downs.
"I'm glad for Brandon Graham
and Stevie Brown and the seniors

without a bowl appearance and
an abysmal U-7 Big Ten record, his
25 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks
garnered him attention from NFL
scouts and bolstered his image.
He's projected as the 24th-best
prospect in the first round by
ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel
Kiper.
Warren said Te must get bigger,
faster and stronger to compete at
the next level. Like Graham, the
extra yearlof college football would
do him more help than harm.
"The game has slowed down
a lot, but for it to slow dowiT a
lot more, and just evei slower,
another year would definitely
help," Warren said.
RECEIVER UNION: During the
final minutes of Saturday's loss,
Greg Mathews sat solemnly on TAn
equipment chest on the sideline.
on the defense that we were able
to come out and play a pretty full
game together like we did," Vanl
Bergen said. "I have no bad feel-
ings towards the way our defense
played."
Mouton, who has played
inconsistently all year, uncharac-
teristically led Michigan with 11
tackles and picked off Ohio State
quarterback Terrelle Pryor's first
pass in the second half. S
The turnover temporarily
sparked the offense, which took
advantage of the turnover t-
score its only touchdown of
the game.
Freshman running back
Vincent Smith's 18-yard
reception was just the Wol-
verines' second touchdown
in three years against the
Buckeyes.
Highly touted junior cor-
nerback DoAiovall Warren,
who said after the game that
he would be back with the
Wolverines next year, post-
ed seven tackles and tipped
Pryor's intercepted pass.
And two walk-ons - line-
backer Kevin Leach and
safety Jordan Kovacs - were
second and third in tackles.
"We did our assign-
ments," Van Bergen said,

Junior Donovan Warren pursues Ohio State's Terrele Pryor on Sunda

aCk racked p seven tackles Saturday-
Redshirt freshman slot receiver
Roy Roundtree walked over and
gave the senior wide receiver one
last gametime high five.
Roundtree had just completed
his second 100-yard receiving per-
formance this season. Mathews,
meanwhile, finished his Michigan
career without ever reaching the,
century mark.in a gaie.
When Roundtree arrived at
Michigan, Mathews immedi-
ately took the Trotwood, Ohio
native under his -wing. This sea-
son, Roundtree displayed mTuch
of the same promise Mathews
shlwed as a sophomore when lie
played behind former Wolverines
Mario Manningham and Adrian
Arrington.
After sophomore Martavious
Odoms was injured In the second
half of the season, Roundtree filled
describing the change in the
defense this week. "We put a lot
more time into it and we had a
lot more cleaner game as far as
assignment football. When you
do that, you're always going to
be a little bit better, and I think
that's what was the big differ-
ence tod ay."
The Wolverines held Ohio
State to fewer yards than any of
their other Big Ten opponents.
Just two of the Buckeyes'
drives lasted longer than six

in effortlessly. He finished as the
Wolverines' leading receiver with
32 receptions and 424 yards.
At just 170 pounds, Roundtree
will need to bulk up if he wants to
transition to an outside receiver,
as some suspect he will next sea-
son. Should lie move, he would fill
Mathews' spot.
"It's just working in the weight
- room in the offseason," Round-
tree said. "I'm really going to
pick up some more weight. I don't
know if they'll put me outside or
keep me at the slot, but I'm going
to be ready for next year."
BOREN BLUNDERS: If one
Buckeye was bound to receive
a harsh welcome, it was Justin
Boren.
Saturday's game marked the
former Wolverine's first return
to the Big House since he played
against Ohio State in 2007. Boren
transferred after Rich Rodri-
guez was named Michigan's head
coach, and as he left the program,
he famously talked about the
team's "eroding family values."
Boren received his fair share of
Rack from the Michigan fans and
players. But after the game, he
seemed as calm as ever.
"He was a bigger man by not
turning around and not giving ST
to whoever was taking shots at
him," Ohio State center Michael
Brewster said.
Saturday's game was the first in
the Big House for Boren's younger
brother, Zach, a freshman for the
Buckeyes. And Brandon Graham
wasn't letting the brothers off
easy.
"I said, 'Yeah boys, y'all got
hard hitting,' " Graham said.
"Because when we made that
tackle on Pryor, I don't know
what happened, but I seen Boren,
he bump into (his brother), and I
was like, 'Yeah Boren, you still,
you still a Michigan Man, you still
trying to tackle Ohio State play-
ers.' But I tried to joke around a
little bit."
plays.
But as good as Michigan's
defense was, the scarlet-and-gray
one was better.
After the Wolverines crept
within four points, Ohio State
held Michigan to a three-and-
out, intercepted three passes
- includingone in the end zone -
and forced a turnover on downs
to end the game.
Somehow, in the end, those
fourteen points were just too
much for Michigan.

No.
5
2
1
9

Yds
38
17
11
67

Avg
7.6
8.5
11.0
74A

Lg
13
12
1
13

TD
0
0
0

o. Yds Avg L
9 347 38.6 54
9 347 38.6 5
No. Yds Avg g TD
2 39 19.5 22 0
No, Yds Avg tg TD
2 9 4.5 7 0
2 9 4s 7 0

Solo
5
4
3
3
4
1
2
1
1
1
0
1
1
0
. i
i
t
1
0
0
0

Asst
7
5
6
4
1
4
2
3
3
3
3
1
1
2
0
0
0
0

Tot
12
9
9
7
5
5
4
4
4
4
3
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

H--, OK

Jayhawks too much for Michigan

BIG TEN
STANDINGS
Team B - BigTen Overall
Ohio State 7-2 10-2
Iowa 6-2 10-2
Penn State 6-2 10-2
Wisconsin 5-3 8-3
Northwestern 5-3 8-4
Michigan State 4-4 6-6
Purdue 4-4 5-7
Minnesota 3-5 6-6
Ilinois 2-6 3-7
Michigan 1-7 5-7
Indiana 1-7 4-8
Big Ten Results
Ohio State 21, Michigan 10
Penn State 42, Michigan St. 14
Purdue 38, Indiana 21
Northwestern 33, Wisconsin 31
lowa 12, Minnesota 0
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By AMY SCARANO
Daily Sports Writer
Five minutes into the second
half of yesterday's game, the
Michigan women's basketball
team cut No. 19 Kansas' lead to
four.
But after rallying from a
17-point halftime deficit, the
Wolverines' surge didn't equal
success. Michigan lost to the
Jayhawks 77-66 in Lawrence,
Fsan., for its first loss of the sea-
son.
The Wolverines shot nearly
50 percent from behind the
arc in the second half, but it
wasn't enough to make up for
the defensive mishaps that
snapped the team's three-game
win streak.
"Defense is something that
helps you win the game," junior
guard Veronica Hicks said. "I
think our effort was there, but
we made mistakes and they were
able to capitalize on them."
Yesterday's game in Allen
Fieldhouse marked the Wolver-
ines' first on the road this sea-
son. It was also the first meeting
between the teams in program
history.
The game offered the Wolver-
ines a chance to see what kind

of competition they could be
up against once Big Ten season
begins.,
"I think it put us in a good
situation, because the first three
games we didn't face this, where
we were coming back from a
deficit," Hicks said. "Losing and
coming back, and we had some
bright spots in there and that's
all a part of what we are doing.
That's something that we need
to do."
For a team known for its
strong defensive ability last sea-
son, yesterday's performance
was uncharacteristic. Michigan
coach Kevin Borseth knows all
too well that half-court bas-
ketball is dangerous, but in the
past, he has had to worry about
a lack of offensive performance,
not defensive.
"You've got to get early
offense because it's too hard to
just play half-court basketball
for 40 minutes," Borseth said
after Michigan's first win of
the season against Ball State,
in which the Wolverines were
impressive on offense, "We tried
that for the last two years, and it
was hard for us."
But against Kansas, defense
was the problem.
The effort was there, but

Kansas capitalized on too many
Michigan mistakes.
"We were just passing up easy
stopping and our defense was
not what we expected it to be,"
freshman guard Dayeesha Hol-
lins said. "That's pretty much
how we lost.
"We were just having a hard
timne rotating, and wherever
their main scorer was, we just
weren't.'
It was Hollins's first collegiate
away game, and she struggled to
call plays above the loud oppos-
ing crosid.
But Michigan's comeback
effort could be promising for the
future.
Although they couldn't stop
a 21-11 run by Kansas with less
than 15 minutes remaining in
the second half, the Wolverines
learned from their season's first
deficit.
in addition to struggling
defensively, rebounds proved a
challenge for the teai, with the
exception of freshman guard
Jenny Ryan's career-high eight.
Redshirt senior Ashley Jones
contributed six rebounds.
Michigan has a long road
ahead, with seven more away
games before they return to
Crisler.

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