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M ESCAPES, MSU SKIDS AGAIN.....CFB.....Sa 9/26/09
Posted on: 09-26-2009

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>>caption:  ODOMS HAULED-IN THE WINNING
WOLVERINE CATCH<<

@ MICHIGAN STADIUM:

    Michigan staged a late comeback to edge
Indiana 36-33 Saturday afternoon on Homecoming
in Ann Arbor.
    Tate Forcier hooked-up with Martavious Odoms
on the winning 26-yard touchdown pass with 2:29
to play. UM CBack Donovan Warren then
intercepted a pass from Hoosiers QBack Ben
Chappell at the IU 30-yard line with 2:14 remaining
to ensure the Wolverine victory.
    In taking their Big Ten Conference opener the
M men remained unbeaten at 4-0 overall. Indiana's
first loss, also in their first league game, left the
Hoosiers 3-1.
    IU led 23-21 at the half and 26-21 after the 3rd-Qtr.
    All but the first and the last Michigan touchdowns came on the ground. Carlos
Brown caught a 61-yard touchdown pass, then rushed for a 41-yard score. Brandon
Minor scampered for a 12-yard TD run. Tate Forcier's 7-yard quarterback keeper
was followed by Forcier's 2-point conversion rush.
    Indiana's three touchdowns all came on the ground on a 25-yard rush by Tandon
Doss and a pair of runs by Darius Willis of 11 & 85-yards. Nick Freeland kicked four
IU field goals ranging from 20 to 32-yards.      
    Michigan gained 149 net yards on the ground and 223 in the air with Brown's
83 rushing and 61 receiving tops in both individual departments.
    Indiana's Willis had 152 yards on the ground and 27 receiving.
    Michigan visits Michigan State next Saturday,.

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@ MADISON, WI:

    An offensive total of 486 yards wasn't enough to offset a quartet of Michigan State
turnovers and the Spartans lost their Big Ten opener 38-30 Saturday afternoon at
Wisconsin.
    The Badgers turned three of the TOs, including a pair of 1st-H interceptions, into
touchdowns.
    Wisconsin QBack Scott Toizen passed for 243-yards and a career-high four TDs.
Three of the touchdown passes went to Garrett Graham. John Clay rushed for 142-yards
and a touchdown to balance the Badger attack.
    Only a pair of Keshawn Martin touchdown receptions on Keith Nichol passes in the
final 2:07 made the final score respectable for MSU.
    Earlier, Mark Dell and B.J. Cunningham had TD grabs from Kirk Cousins and Brett
Swenson booted a 28-yard field goal for the other Spartan scores.
   Dell's 14-yard TD grab 1:54 into the 2nd-Qtr briefly tied the game 7-all, but State never
led and trailed 21-7 at the half.  
    State's third consecutive defeat left MSU at 1-3. Wisconsin remained unbeaten at 4-0
and 1-0.

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@ TIFFIN, OH:  

    Wayne State topped winless Tiffin 38-8 Saturday afternoon.
    WSU improved to 4-1 overall and into a 6-way tie for second place in the GLIAC
at 3-1, behind unbeaten Grand Valley.
    The Warriors started the game on a 9-play/76-yard march that ended when QBack
Mickey Mohner hit Troy Burrell with a 19-yard touchdown pass. Wayne led 14-0 by the
end of the 1st-Qtr and never trailed. Mohner and Burrell connected on a 65-yard TD
pass that concluded the game's scoring with 1:58 remaining in the 3rd-Qtr.
    Joique Bell ran for two TDs of 5 & 1-yard for Wayne. Bell had 175 net rushing yards
on 35 carries. Bell became the school's all-time leader in rush attempts with 1009 (besting
Joe Gough''s old mark of 997). Bell is also 12th in career NCAA-D2 scoring and 23rd in all
NCAA divisions with 444-points scored.
    A field goal block by Kenny Watson was recovered by teammate Stan Thornton for a
73-yard return touchdown for the Warriors.  
    Brett Koepp had a 24-yard touchdown run and David Singleton a 2-point conversion
rush for TU's only scoring to make it 14-8 early in the 2nd-Qtr.
    Wayne's first win at Tiffin since 1987 dropped the Dragons to 0-5 & 0-4.

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ALSO...

    Central Michigan rolled over Akron 48-21 at Mt. Pleasant. Chippewas QBack
Dan LeFevour ran for 140-yards and two touchdowns and also passed for four scores
and 197-yards. By winning their MAC opener CMU improved to 3-1 overall while the
Zips fell to 1-3 and 0-1.  

    Western Michigan beat Hofstra 24-10 in Kalamazoo. Broncos QBack Tim Hiller
threw for 338-yards and two touchdowns. The decision left both teams 2-2.

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