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(1) Nebraska 73, Iowa St. 14
(24) Virginia 33, (2) Florida St. 28 (Thur.)
(3) Florida 58, No. Illinois 20
(4) Ohio St. 49, Minnesota 21
(5) Tennessee 42, So. Miss. 0
(6) Northwestern 21, (12) Penn St. 10
Michigan St. 28, (7) Michigan 25
(8) Notre Dame 35, Navy 17
(9) Kansas St. 49. (25) Oklahoma 10
(10) Colorado 45, Oklahoma St. 32

(11) Kansas 42,.Missouri 23
(13) Texas 48, (23) Texas Tech 7
(14) Southern Cal 31, Stanford 30
(19) Oregon 24, (15) Washington 22
(16) Alabama 10, LSU 3
(18) Arkansas 26, Mississippi St. 21
Virginia Tech 31, (20) Syracuse 7
(21) Auburn 38, NE Louisiana 14
Arizona St. 37, (22) UCLA 33

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y Alan Goldenbach
aily Sports Writer
BIG RAPIDS - It wasn't the kind of
'ating that you see at the Ice Capades,
ut then again, hockey isn't always a
eautiful game.
The Michigan hockey team displayed
workman's attitude on its way to a pair
Svictories over Ferris State this week-
id, 5-2 and 4-1.
Playing on a smaller ice surface and
gainst a team that's built around size
ri its ability to win the physical aspect
f the game, the third-ranked Wolver-
tes,(3-1 CCHA, 5-1 overall) out-
uscled and outworked the Bulldogs (1-
3-6) to beat them at their own game.
'Nonetheless, a seemingly lifeless
licliigan squad took a'while to start
licking Friday.
Through the first two periods, referee
lark Shegos escorted 15 Wolverines
id bulldogs to the penalty box, consid-
rably slowing down the game. The score
astiedattwo in the second period when
Warren Luhning decided the Wolver-
es needed a wake-up call.
'"I thought we were dead the first two
erigds," Luhning said. "I tried to go out
here in the third, hit someone right off
ie bat and forecheck real hard."
He did just that, keeping the Bulldogs
fom advancing the puck from their zone
nd sending many of them to the ice with
its that rocked Ewigleben Ice Arena.
Then atthe 7:42 mark, Luhningcapped
is brilliant third-period flurry.
He took the rebound of a Blake Sloan
vrist shot and flipped it over the head of
'erris goaltender, JeffBlashill, ashe was
eing knocked to the ice. The score put
he Wolverines up for good, 3-2.
"He just used his physical and over-
owering strength to just out-muscle his
uy and put the puck in the net," Michi-
an coach Red Berenson said of the
unior right winger. "He was a huge
ifference for us tonight."
After that, it was all Michigan.
Bill Muckalt notched the first of his
wo third-period scores less than two
ninutes after Luhning's goal. He picked
p a loose puck in the neutral zone, took
coupleofstridesoverthe Ferris blueline
nd firedablisteringslapshotthatBlashill
; still wondering if he ever saw.
4t was the kind of goal that Muckalt
eeded to get him back into a groove
ftet having some problems with his
hot-earlier in the season.
"I was getting really frustrated, es-
ecially on the power play," Muckalt
See FERRIS. Page 6B

State knocks
off Blue for
second time in
three tries
By Darren Everson
Daily Sports Editor
EAST LANSING - For a moment,
the Wolverines appeared to have the
Spartans right where they wanted 'em
But as it turned out, Michigan State
was about six inches further than Michi-
gan thought. That's the margin by which
the Spartans converted a fourth-and-11
late in the fourth quarter.
Five plays later, quarterback Tony
Banks connected with Nigea Carter on
a 25-yard touchdown pass with 1:24'
left to put Michigan State ahead. The
Spartans held on to beat Michigan, 28-'
25, in front of 74,667 at Spartan Sta-
dium Saturday.
For the Wolverines (3-2 Big Ten, 7-
2 overall), the loss does more than just.
end all hope of going to the Rose Bowl.
It also means that they're No. 2 in this
state for the second time in three years.
"We went into this game fully ex-
pecting to come out of it with the vic-
tory," Michigan tight end Jay
Riemersma said. "Any time you have
the talent that our team has, shock comes
into play when you lose."
It seemed inevitable that Banks would
lead Michigan State (3-2-1,5-3-1) back
on that final drive; he had been having
his way with the Michigan pass defense
all day.
But then came that fourth-and-11;.
With the weight of the world on his
right arm, Banks hit Derrick Mason on
a sideline route right at the first-down
The Spartans got the first down, but
after an unsportsmanlike conduct pen-
alty, Michigan State was at its own 28.k
However, the next 72 yards came with;
relative ease, thanks to the Spartans'
Secret Service-like protection of their:
"When we went out there I looked at
Clarence (Thompson) and I said,
'Clarence, they've got 90 yards to go in:
three minutes. There's no way in hell:
they're going to do that,'" Michigan
defensive lineman Will Carr said. "I
guess they proved us wrong."
Along the way, Michigan defensive
back Charles Woodson got his hands on
a pass intended for Derrick Mason.
However, Woodson, who was trying to
intercept the pass instead of knocking it
See SPARTANS, Page 56

Above: Michigan State's Scott Greene drags Michigan's Steve King into the end
zone in the fourth quarter.
Below: The Spartans celebrate their 28-2S win over Michigan. It was Michigant
State's second win in the last three years against the Wolverines.
Photos by ELIZABETH LIPPMAN/Daily " "

By Scott Burton
Daily Sports Writer
EAST LANSING - Michigan is a
good football team.
That much is obvious after the way
the Wolverines came back from
despair to beat
Virginia in the
opening week
of its season.
Or the way0
they utterly
Minnesota last
But why
isn't Michigan
a great team?
What has kept the Wolverines from
what seemingly could be an unde-

feated season? Why did they lose to a
Michigan State team Saturday that
had but obscure hopes for a bowl bid?
Well, in any sport, the difference
between being good and being great
usually comes down to one thing -
what you do when you're faced with
a big play. Great teams consistently
execute on crucial plays whereas
teams that are just good, like Michi-
gan, struggle to make things happen
when it counts the most.
"Michigan State was able to make
the plays they had to make to win and
we weren't able to make the ones to
get us the win," Michigan coach
Lloyd Car said.
The biggest plays of all, of course,

See BIG PLAYS, Page 4B6

Interview with an athletic director
Michigan's Joe Roberson talks about Lloyd Carr, Nike and a college football playoff

Comeback kids

Jo Roberson tookoverasMichigan's
thdeic director in early 1994. Since
en, he has dealt with both the highs
rid lows of Wolverine athletics.
While the teams have continued to
Di' there have been numerous prob-
ems┬░ off the field concerning both
coches and players.
L'dst year, in response to some ofthe
ncidents, Roberson helped draft a Stu-
ent-Athlete Statement of Rights and
He was also a major part of the $6
nillion Nike deal signed last year.
In'response to the deal with Nike and
he contract buyout offormer football
oach Gary Moeller, the University
oard of Regents will vote later this
nonth on a plan to bring the Athletic
apartment under the University 's fi-
ancial wing.
Daily sports editor Ryan White sat

Roberson: He's the interim coach.
D: Is there any time frame that has
been determined for naming a head
football coach?
R: No, none that I'm going to talk
about. That's obviously a very touchy
subject, and I get asked about it all the
I will do what I think is right, when
it's time to do it and right now is not the
D: Are you happy with the job Carr
has done?
R: He's done a superb job.
The attitude of the kids, which is
terribly important, is great. They are
enthusiastic; they enjoy playing foot-
ball; they enjoy Lloyd and the staff.
What he has said at press confer-
ences, to the media and alums, is excel-

talk to the players in terms of this deci-
R: Well, I don't know what Brian
said ...
D: He endorsed him.
R: Yeah. I have read where two or
three did, but I don't have to talk to
them. I watch them. I see them in the
lockerroom after the game; I watch
them in practice.
Their opinion is important to me, but
it doesn't have to be verbalized. When
a kid comes in to me and says, "You
know Joe, for the first time I'm really
enjoying football," he's told me a great
deal already.
I value their opinions very, very much,
and I'm getting them in a variety of
ways. You just gave me one. I hadn't
talked to Brian; I talked to Brian several
times, but not about that.
I have read quotes from Jarrett Irons

But you bet their opinion is impor-
D: Have you talked to Lloyd at all
about the situation?
R: Every time there' has been any
kind of speculation about anything that
I thought might concern Lloyd, I have
talked to him.
And Lloyd's answer has always been
- and sometimes I think he gets a little
impatient with me -"Joe, don't bother
me with this, I'm trying to get ready for
Minnesota, or Boston College or Michi-
gan State. Those are things I can't con-
trol. I'm just going to do the very best I
can do."
So, while it's fair to say Lloyd and I
have talked, we haven't been very spe-
cific about the situation.
D: Switching to another personnel
question, President Duderstadt an-

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