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October 14, 1967 - Image 9

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A week of hate within the state
festivities climaxes when the
pride, prestige, and power of Mich-
igan's two largest institutions of
higher learning clash on the grid-
iron at 1:30 p.m. in the Stadium.
If it were any less of an epic, it
might be called "How the Mighty
Have Fallen," or "See What a
Year Can Bring."
Some of the glitter usually at-
tending the 'contest is missing
this year. For the first time in
several years, neither team is na-
tionally ranked going into the
Both teams sport identical 1-2
records. Michigan State was
trounced by Houston 37-7, and
nudged by Southern Cal 21-17,
The Michigan-MSU game at
the Stadium begins at 1:30 and
will be carried over radio sta-
tions WWJ, 950 AM;, WPAG,
1050 AM; WAAM, 1600 AM; and
WUOM, 91.7 FM.
but the Spartans roundly defeat-
ed Wisconsin 35-7 last week.
Michigan booted Duke 10-7 in
the final seconds of its season
opener, but then watched Califor-
nia and Navy take late fourth
quarter victories.
Both Teams High
Both coaching staffs report
team spirit "good" for this, the
big one.
"We don't have to get our players
up for this one," says Wolverine
defensive line coach Dennis Fitz-
gerald. "Most of them consider
it a test of their manhood to play
in the game.
"The upperclassmen have played
In a State game before and they
know what it means."
For this particular group of up-
perclassmen the meaning is a
little more vivid. None of the
players on this year's Michigan
squad has ever beaten MSU. The
Spartans have won the last two
straight and 11 out of the past 14.
MSU comes to town with an of-

fense that has lost some of the
flashiness it had last year. Eleva-
ted to the pros were last year's
rushing leader and All America
Clint Jones and All America end
Gene Washington
But returning is quarterback
Jimmy Raye, who in Fitzgerald's
words, is "one of the finest run-
ning quarterbacks in the country."
Raye executes his forte most often
under the guise 'of the rollout
Those MSU Backs

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The Lineups







Maurice Hayes (196)


Joe Przybycki (244)
Mitch Pruitt (203
Ron Ranieri (219)
Tony Conti (216)
Ron Saul (226)
Al Brenner (194
Jim Raye (174)
Dwight Lee (202)
La Marr Thomas (1
Regis Cavender (195

95) RH
5) FB


Jim Mandich
Bob Penksa
Ray Phillips
Joe Dayton
Bob Baumgartner
Pete Mair
Jim Berline
Dick Vidmer
Garvie Craw
Ron Johnson
Warren Sip



Rich Saul (217) LE
Don Law (227) LT
Mike Young (212) LLB
Ted Bohn (215) MG
Nick Jordan (233) RLB
George Chatlos (210) RT
Charles Bailey (218) LE
Bob Super (185) LCB
Sterling Armstrong (182) LS
Steve Garvey (176) RS
Paul Lawson (186) RCB


Rocky Rosema
Tom Goss
Dennis Morgan
Denis Monthei
Mike Hankwitz
Dave Porter
Jon Kramer
George Hoey
Jerry Hartman
Barry Pierson
Brian Healy



Backing the Spartan signal-
caller will be another group of
grind-'em up ball control backs.
Heading the list is LaMarr
Thomas, a sophomore who is not
described as a superfast track-
man, but rather a sneaky fast
halfback. "Give him enough holes
against Wisconsin to pile up 104
yards and he paused long enough
to throw a TD pass to end Al
Opposite Thomas will be Dwight
Lee. The senior left half is in
MSU's starting lineup for his
third straight season, the first two
two of which were on teams that
ranked first and second in the
Filling out the backfield will be
Regis Cavender, a powerful full-
back replacement for the often-
enjured Bob Apisa.
The crew that opens the holes
for Raye and Co. is much shorted
antd stockier than the long, lean
linemen that Navy fielded against
Michigan last week. And they're
stronger too.
MSU After You
"State's offensive line comes out
after you," offers Fritzgerald.
"Either they hit you or they miss
you. If they hit you they try t
destroy you."
Tackle Joe Przybycki anchors
the offensive blocking, along with
guard and co-captain Tony Con-
ti. The Spartan offensive crew
averages over 220 pounds on the
scales, and though slightly dilu-
ted by inexperience, has proved
adequate this season.
- Fitzgerald will counter with

the same trio he has started all
season, balancing the brawn of
Dave Porter and Tom Goss with
the relative speed of middle
guard Dennis Monthei.
Junior Jon Kramer will replace
the injured Tom Stincic at de-
fensive end opposite Rocky Rose-
Backing up the line will be Den-
nis Morgan and Mike Hankwitz,
who replaces injured right line-
backer Bob Wedge. Wedge will
dress for the game and may even
see action, but according to coach
Y. C. McNease he is "hobbling
around too much" to start.
Our Group Had 39%
Part of the reason for MSU's
disappolonting offensive show this
season lies with Raye's only part-
ial success at passing. The 5' 10"
quarterback has completed only
39 per cent of his tosses this sea-
son. Though he got his arm in
gear for 111 yards last Saturday,
Raye has not been a pinpoint
passer. "He tries to throw the
bomb over you," opines Fritz-
The main target for the bomb
will be right end Al Brenner, the
fastest man on the Spartan squad.
Unfortunately for the Green
Giants, the departure of Washing-
ton and Jones-has left a shortage
of able receivers, other than the
fleet Brenner.

Drake Garrett, Michigan State's regular defensive captain
and co-captain, will not be able to play in today's game due to an
injury suffered last Wednesday. Garrett, a senior, broke a bone
in his right wrist during a pass defense drill in practice. Spartan
Coach Duffy Daugherty has named Sterling Armstrong, another
senior, to replace Garrett in the line-up.
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sive Coach Tony Mason. "It's still
tough to keep a sustained drive
going against them.
"They give you the bad situa-
tion on third down, put you in
the hole.
Stunting or Stunted?
Mason's chief worry today will
be MSU's stunting defense. "They
stunt so much that we hava to
prepare for them, make our ad-
justments and then hope they
stunt," sighs Mason. Junior Bob



Baumgartner will continue to
start in the place of injured right
guard Dick Yanz.
MSU's prolific stunting may be
to the Wolverines' advantage. As
Mans explains it, "Because of the
stunts they leave pass receivers
covered man to man." Quarter-
back Dick Vidmer has four tar-
gets in split end Jim Berline, tight
end Jim Mandich, and halfbacks

Johnson and Ernie Sharpe.
An aura of quiet but fired up
confidence about this game per-
vades the Wolverine coaching
staff. And this afternoon, amid
t h e screaming students, a n d
the general mayhem on the field,
a little quiet ay be appreciated
when it's 'al lover.
Besides, victory number 500 is
still waiting in the wings.

Stage Set for 'Wolveriney'

A rivalry involves many things.
It involves a degree of hatred
F generated each year during the
second week of October.
It involves the unknown quant-
ity of spirit.
It involves little pranks.
On Monday morning, Oct. 2,
4:30 a.m., a group of 15 Michigan
fraternity men journeyed up to
the green pastures of Michigan
State University and abducted the
pride of that bastion of agricul-
tural progress.
They stole Sparty.
Sparty, for the grossly unin-
formed, is the five foot, 40 lb.
head used by State cheerleaders.
to promote MSU spirit.
The fearless 15, all members of
the local chapter of Delta Sigma
Phi, maintain that the plan was
relatively easy to execute. "We
just walked into their living-
room and took it," said one. "No
problem at all."
The head was harbored in the
confines of Sigma Phi Epsilon,
its long-time guardian.
Hidden Away
After the original atrocity had
been committed, the head was
thrown into a waiting pick-up
truck and driven back to allied

It was deposited in a garage
near Dexter, where it was kept for
a week.
In'order to mislead enthusiastic
Sparty fans, who greatly desired
to return him to his home, the
devious Michigan men planted an
advertisement in the State News,
personal column which stated
"Found-One ugly green and
white head." This insult was fol-
lowed by the telephone number
of the information service at
Madison, Wis. MSU was scheduled
to play Wisconsin last Saturday,
and the ad was enough to throw
the fast-thinking Sparty boosters
off the trail.
They soon figured out that it
was all a ruse, however, and a
pack of nearly 30 MSU jackals
treked down to Ann Arbor to re-
claim their prize. They descended
on the Delt Sig house and, cf
course, found nothing.
Last Monday night,' the coUL.
d'etat was administered. The hean
was repainted by the Michiga.
men. Instead of depicting a hah
and hearty Spartan, it was now
the perfect image of a Wolverine.
The green and white were re-
placed with the patriotic maize
and blue.
The paint used was one of the
watercolor variety, showing once

again the consideration of the
men of Michigan. A simple show-
er will rid Sparty of his new
The new look in plastic heads
'made its first public appearance
at a Michigan pep rally two nights
It is scheduled to pop up again
during today's game. The Mich-
igan cheerleaders will be in
charge of poor, humiliated Sparty,
and they plan to exploit his prop-
aganda value to the fullest.
A spokesman for Delt Sig stated
yesterday that the head may be
turned over to State at halftime.
"We're interested in knowing
what they'd do with a maize and
blue Sparty," he said.
Sparty, or Wolveriney if you
prefer, is being kept in an in-
conspicuous barn nearly 15 miles
outside of Ann Arbor as he awaits
his entry into Michigan history
this afternoon.
The Delt Sigs fear a counter-
attack by State partisans. "Every
other house on campus says
they'll help us if need be," said
As to Wolveriney's eventual
fate, the loyal frat men remain
uncommittal. "If they show up
with another," declared an in-
formed source, "we might sell this
one to Notre Dame."

The Wolverines have inserted
Barry Pierson into the quartet
of Mighty Midgets, along with
George Hoey, Jerry Hartman and
Brian Healy to guard against the
Michigan will counter MSU's
ball control tactics with the
strong legs and breakaway threat
of Ron Johnson, who gathered
up a hatful of celebrity clipping
with two touchdowns, 270 yards
and a modern Michigan record
against Navy last Saturday. Op-
posite Johnson at left half will
be Garvie Craw, who made the
starting lineup chiefly because of
his blocking ability but at 215
lbs. can be expected to provide
some power.
The MSU defense that is charg-
Ruggers Fae
Spartans in
Two Games
The Michigan Rugby Football
Club will play two games against
Michigan State on Wines Field
today immediately after the State
football game. When the Mich-
igan and State 'B' teams faced
each other at East Lansing last
fall, Michigan won easily; the un-
beaten 'B' team hopes to do the
same this year.
Michigan and Michigan State
have faced each other in two
short games so far this season.
Last week in Windsor Stadium
they had a 0-0 draw in the Rose
City tournament. In a pre-season
warmer at Tiger Stadium In
August, Michigan was victorious,
thiugh the game was played on
Last year Michigan won at
home, but was lucky to manage a
draw in a tough match at State.
In the '65 fall season when Mich-
igan last won the S.W.O.R.U.
title, each team had a victory. So
far this season MSU has drawn
with Windsor and lost to Black-
rock; Michigan has lost to Wind-
sor and beaten Blackrock.
Southwest Ontario Rugby
Union-Western Division
Windsor 1 1 0 20 9 -
Michigan 1 0 1 23 17 2
Blackrock 1 0 1 16 20 2
Mich. St. 0 1 1 6 19 1

ed with stopping Johnson and
the rest of the Wolverine attack
was severely depleted by gradu-
ation. All Americans Bubba
Smith, Charlie Thornhill'and
George Webster have made their
exits. Daugherty has had to in-
sert seven new bodies into his
defensive lineup, including two
sophomores and an almost en-
tirely brand new secondary.
"Naturally they're not in the
same category as the great de-
fenses they've had for the past
two years. You just don't lose
that kind of personnel without
losing something," adds Mans.
"Houston and Southern Cal
beat them by breaking the long
gainers on them," enjoins offer-

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