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(1) Florida St. 72, Wake Forest 13
(2) Nebraska 57, Missourl O
(3) Florida 49, (7) Auburn 38
(4) Ohio St. 27. (21) Wisconsin 16
(5) Southern Cal 26, Wash. St. 14
(6) Tennessee 41, (12) Alabama 14
(8) Kansas St. 23, Oklahoma St. 17
(10) Kansas 34, Iowa St. 7
(13) Oklahoma 24, (18) Texas 24

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Northwestern 27, Minnesota 17
Oregon 52, California 30
Washington 38, (16) Stanford 28
Notre Dame 28, Army 27
Virginia 44, Duke 30
Penn State 26, Purdue 23
Texas A&M 20, SM U 17
Iowa 22, Indiana 13
Texas Tech 63, Arkansas St. 25

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inopner 80
Bf Nic0ola J. Cotsonlka
Daily Sports Writer
If people were wondering what a Guelph is, they
found out Saturday night.-
It's a zamboni driver's dream.
Onfly half the ice needed to be resurfaced after
each. period in Michigan's game against Guelph
( ntario). The second-ranked Wolverines rarely
le1 t1he Gryphons' end, outshooting them, 49-6,
tting an 8-0 rout in front of 5,746 at Yost Ice
wr~a
"K was a great way for us to start the season,"
saiid Michigan left wing Jason Botterill, who scored
twob goals. "We showed a lot of offensive creativ-
ity.aid. it's'only going to get better as the season
09"6e Wolverines (1-0) eventually did just what they
w~esupposed to - dictate, play against a weaker
Aen Afer Being held scoreless in the first period,
K 'ciga struck quickly in the second and didn't let
ih the sluggish Gryphons (6-2). who were coming
0~2 l winl over Notre Dame Friday.
f"Tey ,were bigger, stronger and faster than us,"
cephcoac Marlin Muylaert said. "I was impressed
tIate mOaintained their" intensity for 60 minutes. I
'ps tlimpressed with Michigan."6
elve payers figured in the scoring for the Wol-
vons, and several more had good chances. Michi-
ga wontby eight, but it could have been much, much,
Goal tenders Matt-Mullin and Mark Gowan stood
omt4er heads, coming up with a number of big saves
t~k~ the Gryphons in the game. Guelph made the
f M, al a struggle despite the Wolverines' control of
In the opening period, Michigan dominated the
sbot totals, 12-1, but couldn't put anything in the net.
qeph tried to frustrate a quicker, more talented team
ik1ocked shots and physical play.
'-TeGryphons weren't as successful.
~gess that's their style when they're playing a
tei 'with our speed," Michigan center Matt Herr'
sad. "That's the only way they can stay with a team
W"lverines, coach Red Berenson said he never
wyed about Guelph's tactics or the scoring drought. Soph
See GUELPH, Page 4B seasi
'MichigLan~ deeniv Ren
By Scott Burton
Daily Sports Writer
at, Michigan lineman Jason Horn
~~some Saturday afternoon. Watch
Whim burst past an offensive lineman in
twvo steps and toss double-team help to the
grou nd. Watch him zone in on the quarterback~
W'atch him pursue, grasp and throw down.s,
, Then, watch a second-and-i7 flash on the
scoreboard.
~And watch him raise his arms in glory.
There is no play in football more potentially;
bXutal, nor more majestic to behold-, than the
quarterback sack. Its envelopment of power and
speed, fluy and precision, physical prowess and
mental intensity is nothing short of magnifi-
cent.;
-So magnificent, indeed, that it's addicting to
defensive linemen. The thrill of the sack
Seduces them off the ground when they've been
pounded down by a 300-pound ogre. It keeps
them in perpetual pursuit even if their legs are
ready to buckle.
!ft even makes players such as Jason Horn
gedy.The Michigan nose tackle is described

as the most unselfish Wolverine by his team- .
mates and mature beyond his years by his
coaches. Yet, each time the fifth-year senior
throws another quarterback to the ground, he's
craves for another fix, like a dog after it first
tastes meat.
"For a defensive lineman, getting a sack is
the equivalent of scoring a touchdown," Horn
says. "It is a great feeling."1
Michigan's opponents are probably ready to send Horn
to rehab for his sack habit, and it's hard to blame them.
His nasty fixation of dropping quarterbacks has resulted
in 21 career groundings, third all-time among Michigan's
career leaders.
Andi his appetite has been especially ravenous this
season. Horn has nailed five different quarterbacks for

Wolverines beam
at Monij'95
Fans get first look at new faces

By Paul Barger
Daily Sports Writer
Crisler Arena was as loud as it has been
in a long time at MoonJam '95 Saturday
night.
From the Dash for Cash to the intro-
duction of the 1995-96 Michigan men's
basketball team, the event was marked
by a surprisingly large and boisterous
crowd.
Approximately 9,000 fans showed up to
cheer on the Wolverines in the season's
first official practice. It seemed, however,
that those in attendance were more excited
about the giveaways than what the team
was doing on the court.
Still, the Michigan players were pleased
with the turnout and the early season show
of support.
"We need student support because they
help us get going." sophomore forward
Willie Mitchell said. "This is a good way to
start a new legacy."
Freshmen Louis Bullock, Robert
Traylor and Albert White made their de-
buts for Michigan Saturday. Traylor was
the crowd favorite, but it was Bullock
who stole the show by winning the 3-
point contest.
The native of Laurel, Md. was the first
participant in the competition and had to
overcome first-night jitters to outshoot his
teammates.
"It helps stepping out into a big crowd
now," Bullock said. "It helped to relax so
I'll be where I need to be when I step-onto
the court for a real game."
The dunk contest was highlighted by
spectacular slams by sophomores Mitchell,
Jerod Ward, Maceo Baston and Maurice
Taylor. It was more of a dunk fest than a
competition, even though Baston was an-
nounced as the winner.
Perhaps the surprise of the evening

came when all of the Michigan players
ventured through the stands greeting'
fans. Immediately after the members of
the team were introduced they broke out
of a huddle and headed through the
crowd.
When this was completed the team
began a friendly 14 minute intrasquad
scrimmage. The blue team, led by Ward
and Baston's scoring and rebounding,
had little trouble defeating the maize team,
47-40.
Unofficially, Baston led all scorers with
14 points and six rebounds. Baston hit
seven of his eight shots. Ward added 12
points and five boards.
"We are all excited to start practice,"
Ward said. "This type of atmosphere
puts us in a positive mindset. The fans
came out and saw a little bit of what's to
come."
Taylor, Bullock and White each notched
10 points for the m~aize team.
Travis Conlan and Dugan Fife each
dished for six assists for their respective
teams.
The large turnout created a great deal of
problems for fans. There was a mad rush
for seats when the gates opened.
There was also a problem at conces-
sion sands where there was a lot of
pushing and shoving for items that were
given away for free. According to Jody
Humphries, director of marketing for
the athletic department.,I1,000 Nike T-
shirts, 3,000 pocket schedules and 3,000
posters were all gone within 30 min-
utes.
"Any time you give away anything free
it is hectic," Humphries said. "There were
just too many people here. There was
enough security, but there wasn't enough
security' at the stand until we called
See MADNESS, Page 5B

MARK FRIEDMAN/Daily
iomore forward Maurice Taylor dunks at Saturday's Mooniam. The event opened the 1995-96
on for the Wolverines. Michigan plays its first exhibition game Nov. 1 against Athletes In Action.

et In Pieces
Oman Jason. Horn buries quarterbacks and critics

to take that personal when you're a senior."
But not long ago, these obsessions -
winning, tackling, sacking - weren't all that
important to Horn. When he was a freshman,
all that was important to him was survival.
And Michigan can be thankful that Horn was
obsessed with that, too.
Watch Jason Horn at practice, some four
years ago. Watch his under'sized frame line up
against fture NFL offensive linemen Steve
Everitt and Joe C'ocozzo. Watch the snap and'-
then the pounding of bodies, the shoving, the
pushing,
Then watch Horn fall to the ground.
And watch him raise his hand to get helped up.
A Michigan football player's freshman year
is usually the toughest. The thrill of first
putting on a Wolverine uniform usually lasts a
bit. So does the rush of walking into an empty
Michigan Stadium and imagining playing in
front of 100,000 people.
Then most of them eventually realize that it
is going to be a long time before they ever
earn the applause of the Wolverine faithful.
That the days of being a high school star are
over, and a year of being a tackling dummy
has begun.
"After that first week is when you really
start to break down." Horn says. "It's hot out,

The Michigan
volleyball
team
defeated
Minnesota
and
Wisconsin
this
weekend. The
Wolverines
improved
their Big Ten
record to 6.2
and their
overall record
to 12.6.
NOPPORN
KICHANANTHA/
Daily

Volleyball rocks
Cliff Keen Arena
with 2 victories
By Doug Stevens
Daily Sports Writer

MARK FRIEDMAN/Daily

habits that Horn has developed over the years, though. He
is equally possessed with stuffing running backs at the line
of scrimmage, or helping his teammates off the turf. And
he is especially obsessed with one thing in particular -
winning.
"Anybody who says anything about the Michigan
football team is saying it directly to me," Horn says. '1
can do as well as l can and maybe have 100 tackles in one

you want to go home all the time. You call
your mom every night, crying on the phone."
Horn quickly realized that he'just wasn't big or strong
enough coming in to make Michigan's playing roster.
He was eventually redshirted and relegated to practice
squad status.
"That first year I felt that sometimes I wasn't even
really part of the team," Horn says. "I didn't get to play
and I was getting my butt kicked day in and day out in

The "house" was rocked this weekend,
The Michigan volleyball team defeated two rivals from the
north, Minnesota and Wisconsin, in two exciting, closely
contested matches. The Wolverines swept the Golden Gophers
Friday, 15-6, 16-14, 15-13, before overcoming the Badgers,
18-16, 15-17, 13-15, 15-11, 15-9, in a three-hour thriller
Saturday.
Michigan (6-2 Big Ten, 12-6 overall) went into the weekend's
matches tied for fourth place in the conference with Wisconsin
(4-4, 1 1-8). The Wolverines were coming off a tough three-
game loss in Illinois in which one of their top outside hitters,
Kristen Ruschiensky, went down with a minor knee injury.
It seemed that Michigan was in need of a boost.
It came in the form'of a season-high crowd of 1,957 at Cliff

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