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(1) Florida St. 41, Miami Fla. 17 #
(3) Florida 28, (21) Louisiana St. 10#
(24) Kansas 40, (4) Colorado 24
(5) Southern Cal 26, California 16 1
(5) Ohio St. 28, (12) Penn St. 25 #
Texas Tech 14, (8) Texas A&M 7 1
North Carolina 22, (9) Virginia 17 1
(10) Tennessee 49, (18) Arkansas 311

(11) Auburn 48, Mississippi State 20
(13) Kansas State 30, Missouri 0
(14) Oklahoma 39, Iowa State 26
Notre Dame 29, (15) Washington 21
(16) Alabama 27, North Carolina St. 11
(17) Oregon 45, Pacific 7
(19) Stanford 30, Arizona St. 28
(20) Texas 37, Rice-13

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Wildcats take advantage of
Blue miscues in 19-13 upset

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By Ryan White
Daily Sports Editor
For decades, Northwestern has been the laugh-
ing stock of the Big Ten. Saturday, however, the
joke was on Michigan.
The No. 25 Wildcats (2-0 Big Ten, 4-1 overall)
ended 36 years of frustration in Michigan Sta-
dium, beating the No. 7 Wolverines, 19-13, in
front of 104,462 stunned fans.
. "(The crowd) was, awful quiet at the end, it was
awful quiet," Northwestern running back Darnell
Autry said after the Wildcats' first win in Ann
Arbor since 1959. "Someone said in the huddle,
'I've never heard 100,000 people this quiet."'
Northwestern silenced the crowd by playing
disciplined, nearly mistake-free football, and by
taking advantage of the opportunities the Wolver-
ines gave the Wildcats.
"I think, more than anything else, we hurt our-
selves in terms of turnovers and field position,"
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said.
The Wolverines gave the ball up four times,
three of which set Northwestern up in Michigan
territory and led to 13 points for the Wildcats. The
fourth turnover was an interception on fourth-and-
15 that ended Michigan's final drive.
Michigan also missed chances earlier in the
game when a Tshimanga Biakabutuka touchdown
was called back due to a holding penalty and Remy
Hamilton missed a field goal.
Left: Michigan quarterback Brian Griese
completed just 14 of his 34 passes in the
Wolverines' 19-13 loss to Northwestern
Saturday.
Right: Michigan's Tshimanga Blakabatuka
rushed for 205 yards Saturday.

"All of those types of things make it difficult when
you let (Northwestern) stay in the game," Carr said.
The type of game Northwestern played, waiting
around for its opponent to make a mistake, is typical
of what it did earlier this season in a win at Notre
Dame.
"That's what we've been able to do so far, not turn
the ball over and get some turnovers," Wildcats'
coach Gary Barnett said. "It's just a great win, it's
big for the university, it's big for the program and
it's a heck of a way to get to 4-I."
Aside from turnovers, Michigan was hurt by its
lack of a passing game. Last week, in his first career
start, Brian Griese completed more than 58 percent
of his passes and threw for 234 yards and two
touchdowns.
Against Northwestern, Griese connected on only
41.2 percent of his throws for a mere 92 yards. His
longest completion of the day was for 13 yardsThe
first of Griese's two interceptions helped set up the
Wildcats' first touchdown.
"You have to give them credit," Griese said.
"They came with some blitzes and pressures that
caused turnovers.
"It wasn't really anything I couldn't read. We just
didn't get the job done."
In the Wolverines' first game of the year, Michi-

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y Scott Burton
aily Sports Writer
Are you winners or are you losers?
Ask yourself that question, Michigan.
hink about it real hard.
Are you going to react to this loss to
orthwestern with fortitude, or are you
ping to fall apart like last year's team
hen it lost to Colorado?
Are you going to get angry or are you
oing to feel sorry for yourselves?
Are you going to recommit yourself to a
ose Bowl run or will a second-tier bowl

do for you again?
Understand, this is not a question of
talent. You've already shown in your five
wins this season that
you have plenty of
that. And Northwest-
ern has also proved
that the team with the
most talent doesn't
always win the foot-
ball game.
This is not a ques-
tion of motivation, ei-

ther. It's easy to s

badly, that you want to put the disasters of
the last two seasons behind you.
No, this is a question of spirit. A ques-
tion of whether you have it within your-
selves to pull together and win football
games.
Are you winners or are you losers?
The 1994 team sadly answered that ques-
tion loud and clear after its stunning defeat
to Colorado - it chose losers.
Before the Buffalo defeat in game three,
the Wolverines had talked about a national

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championship. But after Kordell Stewart's
pass fell into the hands of Michael
Westbrook, Michigan lost three of its next
eight games and played in a mostly mean-
ingless bowl game.
The demise had nothing to do with tal-
ent. The Wolverines were dominated by
Wisconsin, a team which suffered through
a dreary 7-4-1 season. They were sloppy
and directionless in a loss to their biggest
rival, Ohio State.
A team that was so full of exuberance at

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MICHIGAN HOCKEY PREVIEW 1995-96
'Five Canucks and a Puck'?
Michigan's crafty Canadian junior forwards play the nickname game

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y Danielle Rumore
aily Sports Writer
The annual Blue-White intrasquad
yrimmage Friday was the first time the
eshman hockey players stepped on
ie ice for an organized game at Yost
:e Arena.
And they looked like seasoned veter-
rs in the process.
The six newcomers combined for four
oals and two assists en route to the 5-
White victory.
During the course of the night, the
overines werejoinedby hockey play-
s even younger than their freshmen.
he Amateur Hockey Association Mini-
lites, the youngest level of organized
ateur hockey, competed for the crowd
lowing warm-ups and during the first
4d second periods.
Michigan took to the ice in front of
record Blue-White crowd of 3,317,
hich included 75 youngsters from
e Detroit Hockey Association, who
mpete in and around the metro area.
"I thought it was a better game than

By Nicholas J. Cotsonika
Daily Sports Writer
T hese guys need a nickname - something funny, witty
or even silly. It could be anything really, just
as long as it sticks.
Basketball's Fab Five had one, so why not Michigan
hockey's five junior forwards? Their coach calls them the
nucleus of the team's offense.
They've combined for 372 points in two years. And
they're all Canadian.
How about the Canada Five or the Maple
Leaf Connection? The Accented Attack perhaps
(every conversation is sprinkled with
"oowts," "aboowts" and "ehs")?
Better yet, they could be the Five Canucks u
and a Puck.
"I don't know ... it's pretty hard to give
us a nickname," Jason Botterill says.
"We're pretty different guys."
Maybe, but they're the same in one
important way - all are expected be
leaders of the Wolverines' scoring
corps.I
This is a crucial year for Botterill,

Kevin Hilton - returning up front, they will have the
freedom to make things happen.
They are primed to have a steller season, but it will be
hard to top last year. Among returning players, the five
provided more than half of the offense. They recorded 59
percent of the goals, 52 percent of the assists and 54

ercent of the points.
"They are very important guys for us," Berenson says.
"They were one of our best classes ever when they came in,
and they've shown why. But they have to.contribute and
improve on last year if we're going to be successful ... and
they will have a chance to do that."
But they need a nickname. Something. Anything. It has to
be indicative of their personalities, but who should have the
marquee?
The five might become Greaser 's Creatures. Brendan
Morrison, though not very vocal, sets the example for
_.~ c.them.
Morrison's teammates call him Greaser because
everything just slides his way. At times, it seems
-his legs propel him 10 mph faster than any other
center,and his stick can be mistaken for a magic
"(Morrison) is so good, everything just comes to
him," Luhning says. "If he has a bad game, he can
still walk out and get a goal and a couple assists."
The Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, native made
the most impact of the five last season. He was a
finalist for the Hobey Baker award and led the
nation in scoring with 23 goals and 53 assists for 76
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