There were a still a couple of minutes on the clock when Perry went up and down the bench shouting at his teammates, "This game is over. It's time to focus on Oregon!" In a devilish wrinkle in its schedule, Michigan travels this week to Autzen Stadium, the notorious decibel factory in Eugene. "That place is loud," says Stevens, who may be the only Wolverine to have set foot in Autzen. A Tacoma, Wash., native, he had Pac-10 scholarship offers but chose to play in the heartland.
"I came here to win a championship," said Stevens, standing outside Michigan Stadium as night fell after the game. "I haven't been successful." He looked toward the harvest moon rising in the east, then finished the thought: "Yet."