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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8,1967

THlE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE SEVEN

Behind Closed Doors
__ BeAaten Again in Last Q ar
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Power' Left
Or Positive Thinking
Bill Dow wears a Princeton haircut, has a rawboned, handsome
face, and owns a well-muscled but not 'overpowering 207-pound'
frame. He'd look good peering from the bridge of a destroyer.
Unfortunately for the Wolverines, Dow hasn't been given the
command of that destroyer yet. Instead, he does his peering from
the defensive left end position for the Midshipmen on football
Saturdays. And there wasn't any gunsmoke to cloud his gaze
yesterday, as he fired broadsides into the Michigan offense,
making six solo tackles and four assisted ones.
Not all of Dow's efforts are clearly evidenced on the gridiron,
however. He takes his job as Navy captain very seriously. His head
coach, Bill Elias, cites Dow's leadership as the driving force behind
Navy's 1967 spring practice, the best in three years. And Dow, Navy's
top All-America candidate this season, wanted the Michigan game
badly.
"This game 'was the crux of our whole season," the Navy senior
smiled after the contest. "This was the one we had to have, the pivot
on the schedule. Take last year for instance. We won our first one,
then went down to Texas and lost to Southern Methodist. The third
one was the key, and we just performed terribly against the Air Force.,
We didn't play team ball for the rest of the season," Dow added.
Navy opened the 1967 campaign with a tight win over Penn
State, and then journeyed to Texas again and dropped an ei-
counter to Rice this time. History was repeating itself. But Dow
wasn't about to let another domino fall. "I've been telling the
guys how important the Michigan game was to us all week," he
emphasized. The message was well taken by Dow's teammates,
who translated' it into a 26-21 Navy win over Michigan.
The McLean, Virginia, athlete, also dubbed "Barricade Bill" and
"Detour Dow," had his own opinions on Wolverine spiritual qualities.
"They'd get fired up after a strong Michigan play, like Ron Johnson's
long runs," Dow commented. "It wouldn't last long, though. After
a little while, you could feel them giving. Personally, I thought I
would be knocked on my can a few more times than I was this
afternoon. They were so much stronger and bigger than we were,"
he added.
Navy had been worried about that "stronger and bigger"
phrase. As quarterback John Cartwright noted, his fair complexion
matching the shade of the milk he was drinking. "We saw in the
films that we couldn't run over Michigan. We had to rely on our
speed and passing." And then a shy grin broke through Cart-
wright's analysis. "Navy looked good today," he effused, speaking
of his receivers' play.
The word "bigger" crept into Coach Elias' description, too. "Michi-
gan is so much bigger than we are. We knew we would have to pass
to win. The pass was our game plan. I hoped we could put the ball
in the air 30 times (Cartwright unleased 28 salvos)," Elias added.
Referring to the Wolverine pass defense, Elias said, "I don't
think you can cover Rob Taylor, our split end, with only one or two
men like Michigan was trying to do." Taylor's bushel basket full
of press releases is a little heavier after yesterday, when he caught
seven passes for 87 yards, including one touchdown reception
covering 15 yards.
A passing attack without a running game is like a baked potato
without sour cream or Tinkers to Evers without a Chance, so the Mid-
shipmen focused on one running play, the power left.
"We knew we had to have our power left working," said Navy's
left halfback, Terry Murray. "We just couldn't run sweeps to the
outside, because they were boxing us in," Murray pointed out.
Jeri Balsly and Murray, who alternated at left half, knew how to
make the play work. Murray burst through the Michigan defense for
41 yards, including a 25-yard jaunt for Navy's final tally, while Balsly
darted and dashed for 86 yards and a touchdown. Not bad when it's
considered the pair faced a defense they "couldn't run over."
The Navy victory didn't come easy because of Ron (Ramblin')
Johnson, who tried to prove to Navy that Michigan had a fleet to
its own. Maybe not a fleet, but certainly an invincible gunboat.
Johnson pile up a staggering 270 yards, that included touchdown
trips of 72 and 62 yards. Off left tackle, believe it or not.
"It wasn't a big hole Johnson was running through," Dow in-
sisted, spreading his hands about a yard apart, "which is a testament
to his ability. Just large enough to slip through and he was gone.
1 I'm supposed to cut around on a play like that to meet the runner,"
he continued, diagramming the play on his knee, "but Johnson would
hit the line farther down, so I couldn't get to him."
The words of praise for Johnson were drowned out by a Navy
chorus of "Beat Syracuse."
Dow glanced at his watch. The timepiece had an unusual
face. The words "Beat Army" were inscribed on it in big letters,
beneath the picture of a football player.
I'm sold. Navy over Army in that one.

seven of Cartwrights tosses for
87 yards, pulled down the score
with only 1:13 left in the second;
quarter that sent Navy into the
lockerroom with a 17-14 bulge.
Halfback Jeri Balsly had quick-
ly countered Johnson's spurt in
the first quarter, plunging overl
from the Michigan three after al
sustained Navy drive. A John
i>r

Church then proceeded to con-
vert a successful on-side kick, as
the twisting squib boot bounced off
a Michigan player and was re-
covered by Navy tackle Emerson
Carr. Two minutes later, Church
cashed in on his maneuver by pop-
ping a 21-yard field goal, the first
of two during the game, and the

see-saw battle between the Mid-
shipmen and Johnson had been
christened.
The second half found Johnson
unable to match a second Church
field goal and Murray's touch-
down although the Middies failed
on their attempt for a two-point
conversion following the final
tally.
"They play a wide-open game,"
explained Elliott afterwards. "This
meant that we had to rush and
that kept us pretty well off balance
the whole time. Our defensive line
did the best they could under the
circumstances."
But Navy darted through the
bigger Michigan line to pick up;
184 yards on the giound. comple-
menting Cartwright's aerial attack
and forcing the Wolverine line-
backers to play a continual gues-
sing game.
Elliott was forced to participate
in a guessing game of his own
during the fourth quarter. when
the Wolverines found themselves
on the Navy 35-yard line in a
fourth-and-one situation. Michi-
gan was leading at the time 21-20,
;but Pete Drehmann punted the
ball into the endzone,and. aftei
Navy was awarded the ball at its
own 20, began the drive which
Murray capped with the game-
winni' touchdown. Seconds be-
fore and with the ball at Navy's
46. the Wolverines had gone for
the firs' down and made it.
Easy??
"It was a fairly easy decision."
Elliott said. "The first one was a
matter of inches and the second a
matter of feet."
"We expected them to kick,",
Elias added. "They got the ball
back three times after that so it
wasn't that decision which killed
them."
Immediately after the game
ended, a small boy grabbed the
bootball and streaked down the
middle of the field, at which point
he was - tackled by a policeman
and slapped across the face.
At halftime during the game

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the police started grabbing any-
one who was being "passed up."
So students started "passing
down."
During the game the crowdI
started tossing around the foot-
ball which had entered the stands
as Church's first field goal. It
was finally apprehended by a
student manager.
The sedate men of Annapolis
took it all in stride'
"We may not be able to fool
around as much as you all," one
drawled. "But you always know
when we're here."
Unfortunately for the Wolver-
ines, the defense didn't always
seem to know it, and the offense
knew it only too well.
Johnson Plus Zero

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RUSHING
Michigan
Tries Net
Vidmer 1 -5
Johnson 26 270
Sipp, 6 16
Craw 9 27
Totals 42 308
Navy
Cartwright 19 29
Murray 8 41
Laurenzo 1 -3
Daley 6 31
Dalsly 25 86
Totals 59 184
PASSING
,Michigan
Att. Comp.
Vidmey 23 9
Navy
Cart wright 28 13
PASS RECEIVING
Michigan
No. Yds.
rManditch 3 40
Johnson 3 19
Berline 3 19
Totals 9 78
Navy

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MICHIGAN

First Downs 13
Rushing 8
Passinga
Penalty 0
Total No. of Rushes 42
Net Yards--Rushing 308
Passing 78
Forward Passes Att. 23
Completed 9
Intercepted by 0
Yards Int. Returned 0
Total Plays (Rushes and
Passes) 65
Punts. Number 6
Average Distance 39.5
Kickoffs. Returned by 6
Yds. Kicks Returned 101
Punts 44
Kickoffs be
Fumbles, Number 5
Ball Lost By 3
Yards Penalized 35
MICHIGAN 14 0
NAVY 10 7

NAVY
22
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Navy
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NAVY RIGHT SAFETY RICK BAYER hauls down Michigan's
Ron Johnson on the six yard line after Johnson had scampered
51 yards, setting up the Wolverines' second score. Johnson tal-
lied twice and rushed for 270 yards, nearly 200 of which came
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GRID PICKS
Navy 26, Michigan 21
Michigan St. 35, Wisconsin 7
Indiana 20, Illinois 7
Minnesota 23, SVIU 3
Purdue 25, Northwestern 16
Ohio State 30, Oregon 0
Notre Dame 56, Iowa 6
California 14, Air Force Acad. 12
Alabama 21, Mississippi 7
Missouri i7, Arizona 3
Wyoming 26, Brigham Young 10
Georgia Tech 10, Clemson 0
Cornell 23, Colgate 7
Florida State 19, Texas A & M 18
Miami (Ohio) 21, Kent State 7
W. Virginia 15, Pitt 0
Arkansas 26, TCU 0

the second-longest scoring run in
Georgia history Saturday, ignit-
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dogs to a 21-0 victory over stub-
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lina.
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Full-
back Jay Galabrese led a drive in
the final half Saturday that gave
Duke a 10-7 upset win over Army
OTHER SCORES
Duke 10, Army 7
Auburn 48, Kentucky 7
Baylor 10, Washington State 7.
E. Carolina 21, So. Illinois 8
Georgia 21, South Carolina 0
Dartmouth 24, Holy Cross 8
Tulsa 58, Idaho State 0
Ohio U. 30, Kansas 16
LSU 37, Florida 6
Xavier 7, Marshall 0
Syracuse 7, Maryland 3
Mississippi St. 7, Texas Tech 2
Nebraska 16, Kansas State 14
Texas 19, Oklahoma State 0
UCLA 17, Penn State 15
Princeton 28, Columbia 14
No. Carolina State 16, Houston 6
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Cleveland 21, Pittsburgh 10

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