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The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, November 6, 1995 - 5B
MICHIGAN STATE 28, ,IHGN2

Spartans sparkle, Wolverines
sputter on game's fnal drives
By Antoine Pitts nearly made the interception. However,
Daily Sports Editor the ball was captured by Mason as he ' t
EAST LANSING - With the game fell to the turf for a 22-yard gain. That
on the line, it was Michigan State that gave the Spartans the ball at the Michi- e time an
delivered and Michigan that couldn't. gan 25.
After Mercury Hayes' touchdown On the next play, Banks hit Nigea anytimeyou take
catch gave Michigan a 25-21 lead with Carter in the corner of the end zone to
3:38 to go, Michigan State came right give Michigan State a 28-25 lead with ckfit's going to
back down the field to answer with the 1:24 to go.
decisive score. It was now Michigan's turn to see if it killthatkindo
Things did not begin too promising could answer the Spartans. What the
for the Spartans on the drive, though. A Wolverines put together won't be re- drive!"
failed reverse on the kickoff left Michi- membered as one of the greatest two-
gan State pinned deep in its own terri- minute drills in history.-- Brian Griese
tory at the 12-yard line. "We needed to get a first down to Michigan quarterback on the
Quarterback Tony Banks quickly got have a chance," Michigan coach Lloyd Wolverines final drive
things going with a seven-yard pass to Carr said.
Scott Greene and a 14-yard pass to Der- On Michigan's first play from the 20,
rick Mason. Brian Griese hit Jay Riemersma over didn't get the first down," Carr said.
A one-yard loss and two incomplete the middle for six yardsbuthe didn't get "So, now you've got a problem."
passes left the Spartans a play away out of bounds to stop the clock. The The Wolverines hit Riemersma for a
from losing the game, but they did not Wolverines didn't elect to take one of five-yard gain and a first down at the 33
fold. On fourth-and-I 1 from the Michi- their three remaining timeouts, either. but that would be as far as Michigan
gan State 32, Banks hit Mason on the With the clock still ticking, Griese would move.
sideline near the first down marker. recovered his own fumble for a four- Griese intentionally spiked the ball
Michigan players and coaches felt yard loss. Michigan finally took a with 11 seconds left to stop the clock.
Mason was short of the marker and timeout with 40 seconds to play. His last two throws of the game were
started celebrating their apparent vic- Onthird-and-eightfromthe22,Griese broken up by defenders and the Spar-
tory. hit Riemersma again, but he slipped tans celebrated their second consecu-
What the Wolverines didn't realize is before he reached the sideline or first tive victory over Michigan in East Lan-
that the orange sheathing on the ground down marker, either of which would sing.
was not aligned with the chains. When have stopped the clock. "We completed some balls but we
the chains were finallyused,they showed Instead, Griese lined up with fourth- stayed in bounds and the clock ran out,"
a Michigan State first down. and-two coming up and time winding Griese said. "I took a sack one time and
Banks then hit Greene three more down. anytime you takea sack it's goingto kill
times for gains of five, 18 andtwo yards With such a critical play, Michigan that kind of drive."
to move into Michigan territory. That elected to take another timeout'with 19 When it came down to last chances it
set up yet another dramatic play. seconds left. was Michigan State that converted and
Banks threw towards Mason on the "The confusion came because we had Michigan that did not.
sideline but Michigan cornerback third-and-eight and we had a six-yard
Charles Woodson tipped the ball and passanddidn'tgettheball outofbounds,

GAME STATISTICS
PASSING
Player C-A Yds TD Int
Griese 16-26 140 1 0
Riemersma 0-2 0 0 0
Totals 16-28 140 1 0

RUSHING
Player Att
Biakabutuka37
Howard 5
Floyd 1
W. Carr 1
Hayes 1
Griese 2
Totals 47
RECEIVING
Player No.
Riemersma 9
Hayes 4
Toomer 2
C.Williams 1
Roskelly 1
Totals 16

Yds Avg Lg TD
191 5.2 13 1
21 4.2 15 0
4 4.0 4 0-
3 3.0 3 1
1 1.0 1 0
(-)2 (-)1.0 2 0
218 4.6 15 2
Yds Avg Lg TD
70 7.7 11 0

52
17
1
6
140

13.0 22
8.5 11
1.0 1
6.0 6
8.8 22

1
0
0
0
1

PUNTING
Player No. Yds Avg Lg
DeLong 3 114 38.0 38
Peristeris 1 43 43.0 43

Totals
PUNT RETURNS
Player No.
Toomer 2
Hankins 1
Totals 3

4 157 39.3 43

Yds
18
0
18

Avg
9.0
0
6.0

Lg
16
0
16

TD
0
0
0

KICKOFF RETURNS
Player No. Yds
Toomer 1 30
C.Williams 2 24
Hayes 1 10
Totals 4 64

Avg
30.0
12.0
10.0
16.0

Lg
30
23
10
30

DEFENSE
Player
Irons
King
Thompson
Carr
Winters
Woodson
Swett
Blackwell
Bowens
Steele
Horn
Mayes
Zenkawicz
Weathers
cS nr

Solo
7
6
7
6
3
5
3
2
3
3
2
2
2
1

Ast
2
2
0
1
3
1
3
3
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0

TD
0
0
0
0
Tot
9
8
7
7
6
6
6
5
4
4
2
2
3
1
1
1
1
1

I Northwestern's victory in Evanston ended Penn State's 10-game road winning streak.
Wildcatswin,improve to6-0inconference

The Associated Press
Northwesternmatched its highest vic-
tory total since 1948 Saturday and the
Wildcats showed those who didn't al-
ready believe that they are one of the
nation's top teams.
Darnell Autry gained 100 yards for a
10th straight game, set a school season
rushing record and scored three touch-
downs as
the sixth--
ranked
Wildcats '
beat No. 12
Penn State,

ELIZABETH LIPPMAN/Daily
ccess passing.
he Big Ten champ goes to the Rose
,with the second-place teamgoing
Citrus. Ohio State (5-0 Big Ten,9-
erall) and Northwestern (6-0, 8-1)
to have those wrapped up.
e third-place (Outback Bowl),
-place (Alamo Bowl) and fifth-
(Sun Bowl)bowlsare up forgrabs,
dichigan State could conceivably
i as high as third in the Big Ten.
ever, each of the bowls has some
etion in whom they select. This
s that the Alamo Bowl could by-
a fourth-place Spartan team in fa-
f the more highly regarded Wol-
es.

21-10.1896
T h e A 4.
Wildcats' g
defense, led
by Pat
Fitzgerald, Roundup
was just asj
important Gam es played 1
on a frigid Nov. 4
evening
with the
game-time
temperature
at 30 degrees at sold-out Dyche Sta-
dium.
The Wildcats had five sacks and held
Penn State to three second-half points
after the Nittany Lions twice moved
inside the 10 and threatened to come
back from a 14-0 deficit.
Northwestern (6-0 BigTen, 8-1 over-
all) equaled the victory total of its 1948
team that went on to capture the Rose
Bowl in the school's only postseason
appearance. Thousands of purple-clad
fans mobbed the field after the Wild-
cats' seventh straight victory that will
probably land theschool in aNew Year's
Day bowl.

Penn State fell to 3-3 in the confer-
ence, 6-3 overall.
Illinois 26, Iowa 7
Johnny Johnson came off the bench
to spark the Illinois offense, and the
defense intercepted five passes - four
in the final period - as the Illini beat
Iowa, 26-7, Saturday.
The Illini (2-2, 4-4), the worst rush-
ing team in the Big Ten with a 94-yard
per game average, ground out244yards
against the Hawkeyes (2-3, 5-3), who
lost their third straight. Robert
Holcombe rushed for 102 yards for Illi-
nois, which snapped a two-game losing
streak.
The Illini held Iowa, the league's
third-best rushingteam, tojust20 yards
on the ground and thwarted Sedrick
Shaw's bid to become the school's ca-
reer rushing leader.
Shaw needed 83 yards to surpass
Tony Stewart's mark of 2,562 career
yards but gained only 38 yards on 23
carries. He also failed to score a touch-
down for the first time in 10 games.
Purdue 38, Wisconsin 27
Mike Alstottand Edwin Watsonboth
rushed for career-high yardage and
scored twice to lead Purdue over Wis-
consin, 38-27, Saturday.
Alstott closed in on Purdue's career-
rushing record with 204 yards on a
career-high 36 carries. The senior full-
back, who lined up at tailback with 6-
foot-2, 350-pound Damon Lewis on
several key plays, scored on runs of 40
and 2 yards and increased his career
total on the ground to 3,281 yards.
Watson had Purdue's longest TD run
since 1984when he went63 yards inthe
firstquarter. He finishedwith 194yards.
The second quarter was only 10 sec-
onds old when the Boilermakers (1-3-
A

1, 3-4-1)openeda20-7 leadon Alstott's
40-yard run.
The Badgers (2-3, 3-4-1) battled
back to lead, 21-20, with 11:20 re-
maining in the third quarter despite
losing quarterback Darrell Bevell with
a sprained ankle in the first half and
then having leading rusher Carl
McCullough sidelined with an un-
specified injury.
Ohio State 49, Minnesota 21
Bobby Hoying threw for 287 yards
and two touchdowns and also ran for a
score Saturday night, helping No. 4
Ohio State overcome the loss ofrecord-
breaking receiver Terry Glenn with a
49-21 victory Saturday over Minne-
sota.
The Buckeyes trailed, 14-7, before
scoring 28 points in the second quarter

en route to their first9-0 startsince 1979, """U
when they finished 11-1. Ray
Eddie George had 23 carries for 178
yards and three touchdowns, includ-
ing an 87-yard sprint that gave Ohio Elston
State a 42-14 lead on the first play of
the second half. It was the longest
rushing touchdown of the senior's ca- TEAM STATISTICS
reer and the third-longest in Buckeye
history.
George, who finished with 264 all- First Downs
purpose yards, also scored on I1- and 1- Third Down
yard runs to bring his touchdown total to
18 this season. Rushing
After scoring all its points in the Passing
first half last week in a 56-35 victory
over Iowa, the Buckeyes (5-0, 9-0) Total Offense
managed just one touchdown in the Plays
first quarter against the Golden Go-
phers (1-4, 3-5). Turnovers

BigTen Standings
Conference All Games
W L T Pct. W L T Pet.
Northwestern 6 0 0 1.000 8 1 0 .889
Ohio St. 5 0 0 1.000 9 0 0 1.000
Michigan 3 2 0 .600 7 2 0 .778
Michigan St. 3 2 1 .583 5 3 1 .611
Penn St. 3 3 0 .500 6 3 0 .667
Iowa 2 3 0 .400 5 3 0 .625
Illinois 2 3 0 .250 4 4 0 .500
Wisconsin 2 3 0 .400 3 4 1 .438
Purdue 1 3 1 .300 3 4 1 .438
Minnesota 1 4 0 .250 3 5 0 .375
Indiana - 0 5 0 .000 2 6 0 .250
Next Saturday's games:
Purdue at Michigan
Michigan State at Indiana
Iowa at Northwestern
Wisconsin at Minnesota
Ohio State at Illinois
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1
1
1

Penalties
Time

MICH
24
3-11
218
140
358
75
2
5-50
33:03

MICHIGAN SCHEDULE
A27 VIRGINIA
S2 Illinois
S9 Memphis
S16 Boston Col.
S30 MIAMI (OHIO)
07 N'WESTERN
021 Indiana
028 MINNESOTA
N4 Michigan State
N11 PURDUE
N18 Penn State
N25 OHIO STATE
0

MSU
21
5-13
73
318
391
65
1
8-70
26:57
18-17
38-14
24-7
23-13
38-19
13-19
34-17
52-17
25-28
12:30
12:00
12:30

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