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The Michigan Daily

- SPORTSMonday - Monday, November 27, 1995 - 58

.7:1

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d W' STATE

ears, Blue denies
)Rose Bowl

GAME STATISTICS

Michigan defense stopped them cold.
"We had the ball inside their 10-yard
line on a couple of different occasions and
came away with field goals as opposed to
touchdowns," Cooper said. "That's some-
thing we have not had to do all season."
Ohio State also couldn't figure out how
to stop Tshimanga Biakabutuka. The
Michigan tailback tallied 313 yards on the
day, darting through Buckeye defenders
like they were invisible.
All of a sudden, Ohio State looked up
and saw it was trailing 31-15 midway
through the fourth quarter.
"We tried to keep our composure out
there and get the ball back for our of-
fense," linebacker Ryan Miller said. "It
wasjust one of those days where it seemed
nothing would go right."
The Buckeyes scored atouchdown with
6:33 left in the contest. The two-point
conversion made it a 31-23 game but that
would be it for Ohio State.
The game was sealed with under a
minute left when Charles Woodson inter-
cepted Hoying's pass at the Michigan 13-
yard line.
"I'm proud of our football team for
hanging in there as long as they did and
fighting back," Cooper said. "Right up to
the end I thought we had a chance to score
and tie the ballgame."

The Buckeyes were plagued the entire
day by dropped passes. Normally sure-
handed receivers like Terry Glenn and
Rickey Dudley had more than one pass
bounce off their hands or pads.
At one point in the game, the dropped
balls caused Ohio State to fail to convert
on seven straight third-down opportuni-
ties. Ohio State went four for 15 on the
day.
"We dropped more passes today than
we did all year," Cooper said.
While Ohio State's offense stalled, the
Wolverines scored three second-half
touchdowns.
"It was a great football team we played
out there today," Miller said. "We'll have
to go back to the drawing board and get
ready for Tennessee."
The Buckeyes will have a few weeks
before that game to think about what hap-
pened in Ann Arbor.
"The thing I have to live with is there's
no Rose Bowl, there's no Big Ten cham-
pionship," Hoying said.
Once again the Buckeyes will have to
watch another team head off to Pasadena
with the prize that was nearly in their
grasp.
"My hat goes off to Gary (Barnett) and
Northwestern," Cooper said. "They've
done a fabulousjob and I wish them luck."

PASSING
Player
Hoying
Totals

C-A Yds TD Int

22-45 286
22-45 286

1 2
1 2

RUSHING
Player Att
George 21
Pearson 2
Hoying +6
Totals 29
RECEIVING

C

t Yds Avg LgTD
1104 5.0 11 1
2 1.0 80
0 0.0 140
9106 3.6 14i

Player
Tillman
George
Suala
Dudley
Glenn

No.
3
5

Yds
48
50

Avg
16.0
10.0

LgTD
22 1
30 0

Iowa's victory over Minnesota Saturday likely sends them to a bowl game.

5 57 11.4 18
5 59 11.8 27
4 72 18.0 25
22 286 13.0 30

0
0
0
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ngrams late touchdown vaultsTotals
PUNTI
Pnn State past Spartans, 24-20

NG
lome

No. Y=s AvgCg
w7 309 44.152
730944.152

The Associated Press
Bobby Engram caught a four-yard
touchdown pass with eight seconds re-
maining to give No. 14 Penn State a 24-
20 victory over Michigan State and a
share of third place in the Big Ten.
With 1:45 to play and Penn State out
of timeouts, Wally Richardson worked
the clock like a pro, completing I1
passes in a drive that started at the Penn
State 27-yard line.
Up to that point, Penn State (5-3 Big
Ten, 8-3 overall) had little to brag about.
The Nittany Lions entered the game
with the conference's second-best of-
fense, but the Spartans (4-3-1, 6-4-1)
intercepted two passes and held them to
359 yards, 67 below their average.
Michigan State took a 20-17 lead on
a 28-yard field goal by Chris Gardner
with 5:13 remaining.
Iowa 45, Minnesota 3
Matt Sherman threw two touchdown
passes Saturday and Damani Shakoor
came off the bench to run for 90 yards
and two TDs as Iowa downed Minne-
sota, 45-3, at Iowa City.
Iowa's whipping of the Golden Go-
phers for the third straight year came
one day after Minnesota signed coach
Jim Wacker to a new two-year contract.
The victory put Iowa (4-4, 7-4) in the
running for a berth in the Sun, Liberty
or Independence bowls.
The Golden Gophers (1-7, 3-8),who
had been averaging 415 yards and 27
points a game, gained just 201 yards
as they lost their seventh straight
game.
A 24-yard field goal by Mike Chalberg
had cut Iowa's lead to 17-3 with 10:17 left
in the third quarter. The Hawkeyes an-
swered with an Il-play drive that con-
sumed 5 minutes, 35 seconds and ended
with Shakoor's 13-yard scoring run with
4:42 left in the quarter.

It was Shakoor's first college touch-
down.
Wisconsin 3, Illinois 3
Brett Scheuplein's 54-yard field goal
attempt fell short with 39 seconds left
and Illinois settled for a 3-3 tie with
Wisconsin Saturday.
Scheuplein was good from 51 yards
with 8:13 left to erase Wisconsin's lead.
The tie left Illinois (3-4-1, 5-5-1) one
victory short of qualifying for a bowl
invitation. Wisconsin finished 4-5-2just
two seasons after winning the Rose
Bowl.
The architect of that Rose Bowl sea-
son, senior quarterback Darrell Bevell,
who set 17 school passing records, was

carted off the field with 2:58 remaining. Totals
It appeared he aggravated bruised ribs on
a handoff. PUNT F
Purdue 51, Indiana 14
Already Purdue's career rushing and Player
scoring leader, Mike Alstott broke the Stanle
Boilermakers' single-season rushing Totals
record and scored three touchdowns Fri-
day in a 51-14 victory over Indiana.
Purdue (2-5-1, 4-6-1) took a 24-0 lead KICKO
in the second quarter and put the Hoo-
siers (record here) away with three touch- Player
downs in the third period. Stanle
Alstott, who finished with a career-
high 264 yards, set up one score with a PearsO
59-yard run, then scored on a 62-yard run Totals
the next series.

RETURNS

y

No.Yds Avg Lg TD
3 7 2.3 5 0
3 7 2.3 5 0

FF RETURNS
No. Yds Avg Lg TD

y
On

2
1

21 10.5 15
15 15.0 15

0
0
0

3 36 12.015

Big Tndings

Conference

AU qamN s

Team:

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Northwestern
Ohio State
Michigan
Penn State
Michigan State
Iowa-
Illinois
Wisconsin
Purdue
Minnesota
Indiana

w
8
7
5
4
4
3
3
2
1
0

I-
0
1
3
3
3
4
4
4
5
7
8

T
0
0
0
.1
0
"1
0
0

.-Pct.
1.000
.875
.625
.625
.563
.500
,438.
.438
.313
.125
,000

W
10
11
9
8
6
7
5
4
4
3
2

L
5
1
3
3
4
4
5
5
6.
9

0f
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
0
0

Pct.
.909
.917
.750
.727
.591
.636
.500
.455
,409
.273
.222

DEFENSE
Player
Johnson
R. Miller
Kelly
Bellisari
Vrabel
Springs
Bonhaus
Fickell
Gwinn
Finkes
Moore
Winfield
Bryant
McClellion
Shavers
Spriggs
Daniels
Glenn
Griffin
Howard
Kreuzer
Totals

Solo
7
7
7
4
7
4
4
3
5
4
3
4
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
69

Ast
4
4
2
4
1
3
2
2
0
0
1
0
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
26

Tot
11
11
9
8
8
7
6
5
5
4
4
4
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
95

This Wook's Rmsuts:
Michigan 31, Ohio State 23
Penn State 24, Michigan St. 20
Illinois 3, Wisconsin 3
Iowa 45, Minnesota 3
Purdue 51, indiana 14

JONATHAN LURIE/Daily
a 31-24 victory Saturday. Woodson had two interceptions on the day.

verines) were in a two-deep zone, and
the pass should have gone to the tight
end in the middle of the field."
Biakabutuka carried the ball six straight
times after that interception and the drive
ended on a two-yard touchdown dive by
Michigan quarterback Brian Griese. The
score put the Wolverines up, 17-9.
Earlier in the week, Glenn challenged
Woodson, who is a true freshman. Glenn
had also said Michigan was "nobody."
"I thought I played a pretty good
game," Woodson said. "Not to take any-
thing away from Terry Glenn, but he
talked a little too much earlier this week,
and I don't know what he was thinking."

The 10-0 team Ohio State brought to
Ann Arbor was considered much better
than the 9-0-1 team that lost to the Wolver-
ines, 28-0, in Michigan Stadium in 1993.
The Buckeyes' power seemed to phase
everyone but Michigan. The Wolverines
controlled the game in the trenches, domi-
nating the offensive and defensive lines,
and had momentum for most of the game.
Michigan ran up 381 yards rushing
while holding the Buckeyes to just 106.
Overall, Michigan had 484 yards total
offense to Ohio State's 392.
"I'm tremendously disappointed,"
Cooper said after the game. "I don't
know if I've ever been as disappointed

as I am right now."
It was Michigan coach Lloyd Carr's
first Wolverine-Buckeye game as head
coach. Inthe lockerroom, after the game,
Michigan wouldn't let Carr down from
his podium and the team forced him to
lead them in the Victors. It is an honor
usually reserved for the captains.
"It has been a long season, but I can't
think ofa better way to end it than the way
these kids did this afternoon," a choked
up Carr said. "It was a tremendous effort
by an unbelievable group of kids."
Michigan trailed only once in the
game, after a 37-yard field goal by Ohio
State's Josh Jackson with 7:39 left in
the first quarter.
The Wolverines answered on their
next possession, though. After runs of
16 and 44 yards from Biakabutuka,
Griese hit tailback Clarence Williams
with a two-yard touchdown pass in the
front-right corner of the endzone.
Michigan held onto the lead the rest
of the game, but not without the help of
the defense.
Ohio State again drove deep into
Michigan territory and had a first-and-
goal at the four-yard line.
Buckeye tailback Pepe Pearson was
stuffed for a six-yard loss by Will Carr
on first down. Wide receiver Rickey
Dudley picked up five yards on a sec-

INTERCEPTIONS

Player
Vrabel
Kelly
Spriggs
Totals

No. Yds
1 15
1 11
1 0
3 26

TD.
0
0
0
0

wing summary.

TEAM STATISTICS
MICH OSU

by quarter

1 2 3 4 TOT

o State

3 6
7 3

6 8 23
714 31

First Quarter:
Ohio State - Jackson 37-yard field goal (7:29)
Michigan - C. Williams 4-yard pass from Griese (Hamilton kick)
5:34)
econd Quarter:
Ohio State --Jackson 21-yard field goal (10:38)
Michlgan - Hamilton 38-yard field goal (5:32)

First Downs
Third Down
Rushing
Passing
Total Offense
Plays
Turnovers
Penalties
Time

23 23
6-13 4-15
381 106
103 286
484 392
75 74
3 2
6-42 8-64
32:33 27:27

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