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Page Six

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Saturday, October 19, 1968

OSU, Purdue favored; MSU in key battle

Soph Hill:

'M' defensive surprise

By JOE MARKER
Ohio State seeks to continue its
rise to the top of the nation's foot-
ball polls today as they take on
Northwestern's Wildcats in what
should be one of the leading mis-
matches of the young Big Ten
season.
The Buckeyes have rocketed to,
second place just behind Southern
California in the pollsters' judg-
ment as a result of their stunning
13-0 victory over Purdue last week.
With a starting cast consisting
largely of sophomores, OSU was
supposed to be a year from foot-
ball greatness.
But last week's shocker proved
that Woody Hayes' charges belong
among the nation's elite, as they
shredded the Boilermaker defense
for nearly 350 yards rushing and
held Leroy Keyes to a mere 19
yards. The rock-ribbed defensive
unit, which ranks third in the
country in points-allowed (6.7 per,
game), scored a touchdown of
their own last Saturday on a 34
yard interception return.
PURPLE HEART
Ohio State will be without the
services of their halfback, John
Brockington, but should have
little trouble defeating a worn-out

Northwestern eleven, which de-1
serves some kind of purple heart
for its suicide schedule. The Wild-
cats, now 0-4, have challenged
a Top twenty team in each of
its games, opening against Miami
of Florida (ranked number 12),
and continuing with Southern Cal
(1), Purdue (5), and Notre Dame

BIG TEN
ROUNDUP

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(6). Last, Saturday, against the
Irish, the Northwestern defensive
unit showed for the first time this
year that it can be stingy, holding
Notre Dame to a 7-0 lead at the
half. However, the offense again
displayed it characteristic inept-
ness, garnering only one touch-
down the entire afternoon.
In a crucial Big Ten encounter,
Minnesota journeys to East Lan-
sing to crack heads with Michigan
State. The Gophers, one of the
pre-season favorites for, the con-
ference crown, have faltered re-
cently, barely squeaking by a weak

Illinois team last week, 17-10, after1
three unimpressive non-league en-
counters.I
MSU EXTINCTION?'
State faces extinction in the
title chase if it loses this one be-
cause of its loss to Michigan and
must stop the passing of Min-
nesota quarterback Phil Hagen,
who completed 17 o 26 in the Il-
linois game. History has been un-
kind to Duffy Daugherty's crew in
this series, as they have. dropped
four in a row to the Gophers, even
though- favored each time.
The only other conference game
besides the Michigan-Indiana
clash pits a young but promising
Iowa eleven hosting a weak' and
hopeless Wisconsin team. Iowa,
which again was supposed to play
the role of the doormat for the'
other conference teams, has sur-
prised everyone by whipping high-
ly-regarded Oregon State in its
opener and'then nearly whipping
Big Ten champion Iowa last Sat-
urday. The Hawkeyes gathered 531
yards in total offense against the
Hoosiers before bowing 38-34.
The Badgers, on the other hand,
have given their followers nothing
to cheer about all fall, and seem
headed for their second conse-

cutive winless season. They have By ROBIN WRIGHT
dropped four games thus far and Henry Hill denies any Michigan
have been outscored by a whop- fan's preconception of the typical
ping 135-24 margin. Their only college football player.
hope is that senior fullback Wayne A Michigan Opportunity Award
Todd, the team's leading ground winner, Hill was lured to Michi-
gainer in 1966. who has been side- gan because of the business school
line dsince last November 4, can and was financed on an academic
lead the offensive unit out of the scholarship.
doldrums. Hill's performance on the field
PURDUE BREAK again upsets the trend. Initially,
Purdue receives a fortunate not rated good enough to have a
break in its schedule this week picture or write-up in the official
when it hosts Wake Forest in a football program, he has seen
non-conference tilt, heavy action since the game at
The Boilermakers, reeling after Duke.
their offensive debacle at Colum- Obsessed with football, Hill
bus, might be in trouble against spends his spare time watching
a strong opponent, but instead re- football on TV or reading any in
ceive a much-needed breather, a pile of football magazines. Hill
The Purdue offense should return feels "the game is a means of
to high gear again with the return proving yourself - mentally and
of Leroy Keyes, injured in the physically. It's a type of competi-
second quarter last week. tion where no one has to out-
Notre Dame. sixth ranked in1 think the next guy.
the nation, is heavily favored to "That kind of competition.helps
you fit into the outside world.
When ever you get 'knocked down'
in a business deal, you've just
gotta get up and try again."
CONFIDENCE IN TEAM
Hill has great confidence in the
team and their chances of win-
ning, although he only forecasts
game by game results. "I felt we'd
beat MSU," he explained, "but
I'm not making any predictions
about the season.
"Darn right, the whole team
wants to go to the Rose Bowl, but
we're not playing for Pasadena
yet. We just .play game by game.
The team won't play in terms of
Pasadena 'til Ohio State.
"But we did start off the Big
Ten on the right foot. We found
out what we're made of."
"I believe, that the majority of
fans didn't think we were going
LEROY KEYES to beat State. It made us want
to prove to them that we're not
make Illinois its third consecutive lazy and not afraid of State.
Western Conference victim. How- "The fans really have an ef-
ever, they may be in for a tougher feet on me. Like during the State
game than they expect, as Illinois, game, when everyone was cheer-
after absorbing two early season imng - it really made me want to
routs, has played strong games play harder for them. But when
against Indiana and Minnesota be- the crowd doesn't seem to care,
fore losing in the second half. The
Illini offense which showed signs
of awakening from its early slump,
will be seriously crippled by the
loss of its fastest member, -left:
halfback Dave Jackson. ie nl e
The Irish, who have had defen-

Daily-Jay L Cassidy
HENRY HILL (39), sophomore middleguard, dives in for a tackle in last week's 28-14 romp over
Michigan State. Hill, a Michigan Opportunity Award winner, broke into the lineup in the Duke
game and has played ever since. The Wolverine is one of -the few players on the team to have his
own "fan club,"composed of his house in Markley dormitory.

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you want to play harder to show
them up.
"Half the time Il think I'm
crazy to play football, especially
when I'm running to the sideline
right after a play. I can even
get scared - watching from the
side - which is odd for me 'cause
I don't usually get psyched up
before a game. But once I'm in the
game, I loose any fears I had.
HENRY THE HERO
Hill is the hero of his house
in Markley dorm. When he talks,
everyone listens, and when it
comes to the house TV, and a
choice between a good movie and
a football game - Hill always
rules.
Described once by a resident ad-
visor as "the backbone of the

house," Hill has his own cheering times, but I wouldn't change it
section at the games. During the for the world. The bond between
State game, the house had a man- the people in the ghetto is so
size sign saying "Give 'Em Hell, strong that even if I had a choice,
Hill." I'd want to grow up there again."
But despite his record as only Presently involved in groups
a sophomore, Hill doesn't want to such as the Poor Black Organiza-
include pro football in his future tion (PBO), Hill sees a need to
plans. "I don't even want to con- work on the local level - with
sider it. In the first place, I'm too poor whites as well as blacks.
small", he explained, "and be- Although he recognizes the cur-
sides, it's too indefinite a career." rent "big thing" among b l a c k
Instead, after graduation Hill groups is the militant movement,
would like to extend his business he limits himself to keeping up
administration major into cor- with the mass of black literature.
poration law. But he admitted, "it was dif-
BLACK FROM THE GHETTO ferent when I was 16. I was as
The youngest of seven children, prejudiced as the white man un-
Hill categorizes himself as a til I realized that I was being as
"black from the ghetto. Our fam- stubborn and stupid as those that
ily has been pretty bad off at I hated."

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sive problems all year long, had
trouble generating an offense
against Northwestern last week,'
and may leave the field astonished
by the score as Illinois tries for its
first victory in twelve games
against its Indiana neighbor.
Miami Wrns,
MIAMI, Fla. (P) - David Olivo
passed for a touchdown and Jim
Huff kicked two field goals to give
Miamai a 13-8 victory over stub-
born Virginia Tech last night.
Olivo passed to David Kalina
for 10 yards and a touchdown in
the first period after Huff had put
Miami on the scoreboard with the
first of two 27-yard field goals.
Virginia Tech had a flash of
glory in the third period when
Larry Creekmore intercepted Oli-
vo's pass on the Tech 28 and, with
an open field ahead, raced to the
Miami five where Bobby Best cut
him down.I

By BILL CUSUMANO
College football continues its in-
exorable march toward New Year's
Day, and today's contests will be
a major factor in deciding which
teams will play in the bowls and
which won't.
Key conference games are on
tap in several areas, the southeast,
southwest, pacific coast and Big
Eight.'
wThe crucial battle in the South-
eastern Conference involves con-
tenders Alabama and Tennessee.
The Crimson Tide rolls into Knox-
ville with what may be Bear Bry-
ant's worst team in years. How-
ever, they are still Alabama and
the Volunteers can expect a bat-
tle.
Bryant finally got his ground
game nioving last we.ek as 'Bama
smashed Vanderbilt. To win today
backs Tommy Wade and Pete Jill-
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Defense will probably be the
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shown a tendency to give up points
this season, particularly to= good
passers. In their lone loss, Missis-
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through the air and Tennessee's
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back David Dickey and quarter
back Bill Montgomery who have
helped the Razorbacks to pile up
138 points in four games.
Texas won't be outshined in the
offense department, though. As a
matter of fact, the Longhorns
have' so many backs that the
heralded Bill Bradley has been
moved to split end with Ja m e s
Street taking over at quarterback.
Street hands off to Chris Gilbert,
Steve Worster and Ted Koy, as
fine a group of runners as can be
found in the country.
POWERS WARY
Two top ranked teams, South-
ern Cal and Kansas, have games
that look easy on paper but could
turn into trouble.
O. J. Simpson leads the Trojans
against a Washington team that
has shown an ability to score
points, despite winning only one
game. A letdown could be disas-
trous against such an offensive
minded crew but USC should be
able to go to Simpson enough
times to pull out a victory.
. Kansas also faces an opponent
that has won but once, Oklahoma
State. However, the Cowboys pull-
ed a major upset against Houston;
last week and will be gunning for
the Jayhawks today.
CRUCIAL CONTEST
Another game on tap in the Big
Eight should be a lot closer and
is much moreimportant;for the
teams involved. Missouri invades
Nebraska for a must game, one
that both squads need to stay alive
in the conference race.
Nebraska relies on its defense
and it has been good. enough to
beat all comers except Kansas. The
offense can best be described as
adequate, but Ernie Sigler, Dick
Davis, Joe Orduna and F r a n k
Patrick are capable backs and
score enough points for Nebra-
ska's needs.
Nebraska's attack will have to
be at its best since Missouri has
only allowed 30 points this seaon.
The Tigers' offense is in about the
same shape as the Huskers',
though, so a battle of the lines
can be expected.
COAST CONFRONTATION

BUBBA WYCHE
that both must win to stay in
contention in the conference race.
California has been the surprise
team of the Pacific with their
strong defense, a fact which Mich-
igan fans; are well aware of. The
Golden Bears have yet to give
up a touchdown rushing this year,
a factor which could decide the
contest.
UCLA has had quarterback
problems resulting from an Iijury
to Bill Bolden. As a result they
have been forced to rely more on
runners Greg Jones and Mickey
Cureton. Jim Nader, Boldens re-
placement, so far has been eratic
and not able to open up the Bruin
offense.
One other western, contest in-
volves disappointing Oregon State
and explosive Arizona State. The
Sun Devils have been rising as a
football power and should be able
to make the Oregon eleven their
latest major power victim.
The remaining ranked teams
have fairly easy games, with Flor-
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