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4B - The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, November 27, 1995

MICHtG'AN F~..-

GAME STATISTICS
PASSING

Glenn's
idle talk
ups ante
mn rivahry

For nd time in3
O State a trip t

Player
Griese
Totals

C-A
9-18
9-18

Yds
103
103

TD
1
1
Lg
44
16

Int
3
3

RUSHING
Player Att
B'batuka 37
Williams 10
Hayes 2
Davis 2
Floyd 1
Griese a(
Totals 57

Yds Avg
313 8.5
43 4.3

T

4020.0 27 0
4 2.0 30
2 2.0 20

-)21(-)4.2 2
381 6.6 44

r

RECEIVING
Player No. Yds
Riemersma 2 42
Streets 2 14
Campbell 2 13

Avg
21.0
7.0

Lg TI
83
8 +

By Scott Burton
D Daily Sports Writer
1 Maybe Ohio State wide receiver Terry
Glenn had been reading all the newspa-
1 per stories that said that Michigan had
a no chance against the Buckeyes Satur-
day. Maybe he saw that the oddsmakers
made Ohio State nine-point favorites in
the contest.
1 But whatever it was that induced Glenn
to dismiss Michigan as "nobody" early in
3 the week, he probably would have been
better off to ignore it. His disparaging
comments made their way to Michigan's
lockerroom and helped spark the under-
rD dogs to a 31-24 upset of their rivals.
"I certainly don't think it hurt us,"
3 Michigan coach Lloyd Carrsaid. "When
0 a guy makes a statement about a team
0 and about a program that has as much
0 tradition and as much pride (as we do),
when you tell someone in their own
0 stadium that they're 'nobody', then ob-
1 viously that helps you emotionally."
Besides saying that "Michigan is no-
1 body," Glenn told a collection of local
media that "We should keep Michigan
down where they belong, just like the rest
of the teams ... We're going to go up and
g treat Michigan like another team."
6 "It hurts when someone disrespects
you," Michigan tailback Tshimanga
Biakabutuka said. "If you disrespect me, I

By Antoine Pitts
Daily Sports Editor
Ohio State may want to skip its next trip
to Ann Arbor.
For the second time in a row, the Buck-
eyes came to Michigan Stadium with an
undefeated mark, needing a victory to
secure a spot in the Rose Bowl. Once again
Ohio State went home with a defeat, de-
railing its dream season.
Michigan's 31-23 victory Saturday
knocked No. 2 Ohio State out of the Big
Ten championship and the national cham-
pionship picture. The loss left the Buckeye
players with bowedheads and tears welled
up in their eyes.
Two years ago, a 28-0 stomping by the
Wolverines opened the door for Wiscon-
sin to go to Pasadena. This year, the Ohio
State loss sends Northwestern - which
went a perfect 8-0 in the conference - to
the Rose Bowl.
"I'm disappointed for the coaches but
I'm probably more disappointed for the
senior football players on this team," Ohio
State coach John Cooper said. "They've
never been to the Rose Bowl. I've been to
the Rose Bowl and it's a great experi-
ence."
Cooper coached Arizona State to a 22-
15 win over Michigan in the 1987 Rose
Bowl. Since comingto Ohio State in 1988,

Cooper has not led the Buckeyes to Pasa-
dena. The Buckeyes' last appearance in
the Rose Bowl was 1985.
"This is going to be the toughest thing
I'm going to live with the rest ofmy life."
quarterback Bobby Hoying said. "It was
really difficult after the game."
Instead of heading west, a return trip to
the Florida Citrus Bowl awaits the Buck-
eyes. Ohio State, who has played in two of
the last three Citrus Bowls, will face Ten-
nessee, Jan. 1.
For four straight seasons now, Ohio
State has finished second or better in the
conference. The 1993 team tied the Bad-
gers for first place, but went to the
Holiday Bowl since the Buckeyes had
gone to the Citrus Bowl the previous
year. The other three seasons have net-
ted second-place finishes and Citrus
berths.
Ohio State got on the board first Satur
day with a 37-yard field goal, but it would
be a short-lived lead. Michigan drove 73
yards on the ensuing possession for a
touchdown to take the lead for good.
"They got out ahead of us early," Coo-
per said. "We never got in sync, we never
got the momentum back."
The Buckeyes failed to score twice
after having the ball inside the 10. They
settled for field goals both times as the

6.5 7

Toomer
Hayes
Williams
Totals
PUNTING
Player
Peristeris
Totals

1
1
1
9

16
14
4
103

16.0
14.0
4.0
11.4

16
14
4
35

MARK FRiEDMAN/Dadiy
Heisman Trophy favorite Eddie George rushed for 104 yards Saturday.

No. Yds Avg L
4 142 35.5 4
4 142 35.54

mistake was not in the comments them-
selves, but the fact that those comments
were indicative of an overall disrespect
for the history of the rivalry.
"I don't know what he was thinking,
to come out and say that he was going to
treat us like just another team," said
Michigan cornerback Charles Woodson,
who had the distinction of covering
Glenn Saturday. "This is the Michigan-
Ohio State game - you can't do that."
There was an additional school of
thought on Glenn's comments - that
they were simply insignificant when it
came time to prepare for the game.

"You don't need any extra incentive
to go out there in this rivalry," Michigan
co-captain Jarrett Irons said. "(The com-
ments) didn't spark us up. What sparked
us up is the rivalry, to contribute to its
tradition."
And tradition has certainly proven that
Michigan-Ohio State is rarely "just an-
other game" no matter who is the under-
dog. After all, in both 1969 and 1993,
Buckeye teams seemingly on their way to
Pasadena via Ann Arbor had their pass-
ports denied by the Wolverines.
Glenn declined to speak to the media
following the game.

PUNT RETURNS
Player No. Yds
Toomer 3 8
Totals 3 8

Avg
2.7
2.7

Lg TD
6 0
6 0

am going to prove to him that what he
thinks about me is wrong. Terry Glenn
came out and said things that we didn't
appreciate and Michigan showed him we're
not at the bottom, we're at the top."
Several Wolverines said that Glenn's

KICKOFF RE
Player No. Yc
Hayes 3 5

Toomer I'
B'batukal
Totals 5 1
DEFENSE
Player
Irons
Thompson
W. Carr
Hankins
Woodson
Winters
Steele
Sword
Anderson
Copenhaver
Horn
Toomer
FWeathers
Zenkewicz
King
Payne
Sanders

1
6

TURNSAcp
URs AgLT Michigan accepts bid to
ds Avg Lg TD
50 16.7 20 0 By Antoine Pitts Saturday's Texas-Texas A&M game Dec.
Daily Sports Editor 28 at 8p.m. ESPN will televise the contest.
4 4.0 4 0 The Michigan football team will ap- The Alamo Bowl is in its third year of
L3 13.0 13 0 pear in its ninth different bowl game this operation at the Alamodome, home of
37 13.4 20 0 holiday season. the NBA's San Antonio Spurs. Iowa
The AlamoBowlinSanAntonio,Texas, lost the inaugural game, 37-3, to Cali-
has extended a bid to the Wolverines, con- fornia in 1993. Last year, Washington
tinuing Michigan string of 21 consecutive edged Baylor, 10-3.
Solo Ast Tot trips to a postseason Michigan last travelled to Texas in
bowl game. 1981 to play UCLA in the Bluebonnet
9 2 11 Penn State will Bowl. The Wolverines prevailed, 33-
7 3 10 hold a press confer- 14, over the Bruins.
Ot ence today to an- The Alumni Association will offer a
5 4 9nounce that they tourpackage. Call 763-6676 for details.
6 2 8 Notebook have been selected Ticket prices for the game range from
5 2 7 to play in the $10.50 to $60.50. For information call
2 Outback Bowl in the Alamo Bowl at (210) 226-BOWL.
3 3 6 Tampa, Fla. Jan. 1. BIAKABUTUKA FACTS: Some more
3 2 5 . The Outback had numbers from tailback Tshimanga
considered Michi- Biakabutuka's 313-yard performance
1 2 3gan as a finalist for against Ohio State:
1 1 2 its game. Only one other man in Michigan his-
2 0 2 Michigan and Penn State had identi- tory has gone over 300 yards in a game
cal 5-3 conference marks, but the Nittany - Ron Johnson did it against Wiscon-
1 1 2 Lions won the head-to-head matchup, sin in 1968.
- p s-- - in n 96.

A I '1

P.

Uamo Bowl
son with 1,724. Jamie Morris held the
old mark at 1,703.
Biakabutuka is also eighth on the all-
time rushing list with 2,716 yards.
The junior received some extra moti-
vation before the game from Greg
Harden, a special advisor to Athletic
Director Joe Roberson.
"My man told me that I was going to
get 300 yards today," Biakabutuka said.
"I didn't believe him but I guess he was
right."
AWARDS LIST: Seven Wolverines have
made the Big Ten all-academic team.
Junior quarterback Brian Griese, se-
nior placekicker Remy Hamilton, se-
nior cornerback Michael Hynes, junior
linebacker Sean Parini, junior offen-
sive tackle John Partchenko, senior
punter Paul Peristeris and senior tight
end Jay Riemersma made the list.
Biakabutuka is one of eight finalists
for the Doak Walker National Running
Back Award and senior defensive tackle
Jason Horn has been named to the
Football News Second Team All-
America squad.

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2
1
1
1
1

0
0
0
0
0

2
2
2
1
1

27-17, in State College last week.
The Wolverines will play the loser of

Biakabutuka now owns the Michigan
record for most rushing yards in a sea-

INTERCEPTIONS
Player No.
Woodson 2
Totals 2

Yds
25
25

TD
0
0

MICHIGAN SCHEDULE
A27 VIRGINIA 18-17
S2 Illinois 38-14
S9 Memphis 24-7
S16 Boston Col. 23-13
S30 MIAMI (OHIO) 38-19
07 N"WESTERN 13-19
021 Indiana 34-13
028 MINNESOTA 52-17
N4 Michigan St. 25-28
N11 PURDUE 5-0
N18 Penn State 17-27
N25 OHIO STATE 31-24
D28 Alamo Bowl 8:00

EVERSON
Continued from Page 18
Not even after this game, in which the
opponent made for superlatives in all of
those categories. All yearlong, Ohio State
was viewed as the 1995 version of the '94
Penn State team, and with good reason. It
was as if they were put together by Ford
and Mercury - same drivetrain, similar
quality, just different nameplates.
We all remember how good Penn State
was. Some were skeptical of the Nittany
Lions' defense, but what did that matter?
Those Lions could score at will. And they
Ann Arbor and proved it to Michigan.
The Buckeyes were supposed to do the
exact same thing. After rolling over Notre
Dame, Washington, Penn State and ev-
eryone else on their schedule, what chal-
lenge could Michigan pose?
A pretty big one, as Terry Glenn and the
Buckeyes found out - too big, in fact.
The Wolverines beat 'em and beat 'em
pretty good, evidenced by Tshimanga
Biakabutuka's 313 yards rushing.
To go for 300+ yards on anyone is
impressive; to do it on the No. 2 team in
the nation is unreal. So, chalk up one for
Michigan, but just one, because that's all
this win is worth.
It might have lifted the spirits of the
Wolverines, but it didn't lift them into first
place - far from it. And lest ye forget,
first place was this team's stated goal at
the start of the season.
This isn't to say that the 1995 Wolver-
ines are failures. They can still post
Michigan's first 10-win season since 1991,

Continued from Page 1B

After a Michigan punt, Ohio State
took the ball at its own 37 with 2:01 left
in the fourth and trailing by eight.
Buckeye quarterback Bobby Hoying
moved his team down to the Michigan
34 with 1:14 left. Hoying spiked the ball
on first down and threw two straight
incompletions to set up a fourth-and-10.
On fourth down, Hoying looked over
the middle for his top receiver, Terry
Glenn. The play was broken up, though,
when Michigan cornerback Charles

Woodson out-jumped Glenn and re-
turned the interception 23 yards to the
36 yard line.
It was the second of two big intercep-
tions for Woodson on the game. The
first came at the beginning of the third
quarter.
Hoying dropped back on the first play
from scrimmage of the second half and
tossed a pass to the left sideline intended
for Glenn. However, the throw was be-
hind Glenn, and Woodson made the
Interception.
"The turning point as far as I was
concerned was that first pass of the
second half," Cooper said. "(The Wol-

Charles Woodson's Interception of a Bobby Hoying pass late in the fourth quarter se

The Turning Point:
With Michigan holding onto a 17-15 lead over
Ohio State late in the fourth quarter, Michigan
tailback Tshimanga Biakabutuka spurted through
the middle of the Buckeyes' line and jaunted
downfield for a 38-yard run. That gave Michigan
the ball at Ohio State's 19-yard line and a chance
tp pad its lead.
The Wolverines did just that five plays later when
Clarence Williams took a pitch and vaulted through
the left side of the end zone for an 8-yard
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