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Michigan destroys Notre Dame


September 18, 2006 | Dick's Stock Watch provides a fast-glance review of the past week in the world of sports, charting whose stock is up and whose is down.


• Michigan was so impressive in dominating Notre Dame at South Bend. Maybe people can get off of Lloyd Carr's back now! Chad Henne looked like the Heisman candidate and Mike Hart did a great job running. Mario Manningham was brilliant for the Wolverines.

• Auburn had a big win over LSU. Florida won at Tennessee in another SEC thriller. The Southeastern Conference is the best league in college football.

• Peyton Manning threw for 400 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions as the Colts routed the Texans.

• The Giants rallied from a 24-7 deficit to win at Philadelphia, a big victory considering Tom Coughlin's team didn't want to go to Seattle 0-2. Eli Manning rallied his team and threw the game-winning touchdown.

• Kevin Harvick took over the lead in the NASCAR standings with a win in New Hampshire.

• Texas Rangers outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. hit for the cycle in order.


• The Northern Colorado punter who stabbed his teammate last week. What was he thinking?

• Tough weekend for teams from Miami ... Larry Coker's squad was beaten badly at Louisville, while the Dolphins lost at home to the Bills.

• Maybe there is something wrong in the state of Florida. The Tampa Bay Bucs were held to three points while the Devil Rays have lost seven games in a row.

• The Carolina Panthers, a team many picked to make the Super Bowl, are 0-2...What was Chris Gamble thinking on his lateral attempt on a punt return that was botched, leading to a tying touchdown in regulation?

• South Carolina quarterback Blake Mitchell was suspended following his arrest after a fight in a bar.

Stanford football fell to 0-3, losing 37-9 at home to Navy.

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