THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Tuesday, October 29, 1968
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By FRED LaBOUR
Poor in spirit is the man who Iv
cannot sing the praises of wonder-
ful Wisconsin on this Tuesday
For Wisconsin has at last rear
ed up in grand fashion from the
goo of mediocrity, from the dung
of down-right wretchedness.n
Let us praise Wisconsin!
It was in the Evanston of Illi-
nois fame where, last Saturday,
the mighty Badgers finally scored, n
actually scored, really and truly
scored o~n a Big Ten team. So
what if they lost the game, their.
16th in a row. So what if they.
were penalized 125 yards.
They punched across a touch- " .
down, didn't they? They kicked a
36-yard field g o a 1, didn't they?
The Wildcats were not to allow
victory's sweet nectar to touch the
lips of the collosal Badgers, how- TERRY HANRATTY
ever, as they snatched the wond-
rous brew from Wisconsin's mouth Spartans showed themselves to be
in the final quarter and trounced madeof innovative, yet solid foot-
them 13-10. ball, as they prevailed over the
But the Badgers can be content nationally ranked Irish.
in the knowledge that it took a Notre Dame, powered by Terry
second string Wildcat halfback Hanratty's prolific arm (good for
named Craig Smeeton to b e a t 27 out of 43 passes), rolled up 455
them, as the college-aged fellow yards-more than twice the MSU
snared a three yard pass in the total, but it plainly wasn't enough.
endzone to close out the scoring State quarterback Billy Triplett,
and Wisconsin's chances for a vic- in only his second collegiate start,
tory for another week. led his team into paydirt - three
Perhaps the penultimate game times. Spartan tailback Tommy j
of the week, after Wisconsin of Love scored two of State's touch-
course, was Michigan State against downs while carrying the pigskin
Notre Dame in charming E a s t 27 times for an even 100 yards.
Lansing. There, by the banks of yards
the Red Cedar, the Spartans puty .
their whole game together and Al Brenner was the real star,
beat the Fighting Irish 21-17. n however, as thebulky split end
From State's successful onside safety for the Spartans destroyed
kick on the first play of the game three Irish 'touchdowns single
to their dramatic goal-line stand handedly. S t a t e coach Duffy
on their own one yard line, the Daugherty wasprompted by Bren-
ner's performance to call him the
needed to worry as their ground
game was completely out of sight.
Purdue gained 483 yards in 92
rushing plays to break two Bigj
Ten records, score seven touch
downs, and make 32 first downs.
Leroy Keyes, exceptional Boiler-
making halfback, sprinted for two
touchdowns, one a 51-yarder, along
with Jim Kirpatrick.
But few games will ever capture
the unexpected excitement gene-
rated in Champaign, Illinois, as
the lowly Illini, formerly the
Suckers, nearly beat or tied lucky
Ohio State, 31-24.
Most of the Illini supporters at
the game hoped at best for some
new kind of relish at the hot dog
stands to keep their interests up
as the buckeyes, being second-
ranked in the country, were sup-
posed to mangle the Illinois eleven.
But hoo boy! The Suckers, led
by Rich Johnson and Ken Bargo,
overcame a 24 point deficit and
managed to tie the lucky Buckeyes
with a scant 4:38 left in the ball
Well, everybody sat up a little
at that one, friends. But Ohio,
State remained undaunted and the
meanies tore down the t u r f to
score from the two, with Jim Otis
lugging the pigskin the final, 72
You think that was it with Big
Ten football last Saturday, right?
Hah! Down in beautiful downtowr
Bloomington the Hoosiers of In-
diana w e r e narrowly defeating
Arizona, 16-13, and we dare not
overlook this one..
AMERICAN LEAGUE I
Sports Beat S orts Beat Sports Beat
By Daijil Weir
speaktg Qf the Stuff
that makes champiois
Sports Editors, traditionally, are fools.
They're fools because they try to make predictions- Nevertheless,
I feel compelled to reaffirm the forecast I so ignorantly printed on
the first day of school:
"Michigan will be a contender this year ...
I no more believed that hopeful prognostigation than the most
cynical reader. At that time, things looked bleak indeed for the 1968
Wolverines. Cursed with a stark dearth of depth and experience,
hobbled by preseason injuries, and blatantly lacking in 'star'-calibre
players, they were picked by almost everyone to finish in the bottom
half of the Big Ten standings.
Nevertheless, after six games and five victories, Michigan is
number one in the conference. The Maize and Blue have knocked off
three of the four title contenders they will have to face, and they've
done it in three consecutive games.
The Wolverines have averaged over 30 points per game in
their five wins, while allowing 15. They have the league's top
rusher-Ron Johnson. And they hold the number nine spot na-
tionally in Associated Press rankings.
- All this adds up to the most successful Michigan leap off 'the
starting block since the last Olympic year, 1964.
t Meanwhile, several Wolverines are approaching career records.
Johnson is only 312 yards away from Tom Harmon's hallowed ground-
gaining mark set nearly, thirty years ago. The 200-pound Michigan
captain has gained 1,822 yards to date in about one-and-one-half
seasons of play. Harmon set his record over three complete seasons,
Johnson trails Bob Westfall, who graduated one year after
Harmon, by merely 37 yards for second place on the all-time rushing
list. He should easily eclipse Westfall's mark this Saturday against
Johnson also is within nibbling distance of Harmon's "rush-
ing attempts" record of 406. To date, the senior workhorse from
Detroit Northwestern has lugged the pigskin 392 times for Michi-
By virtue of his 11 completed passes against Minnesota Saturday,
quarterback Dennis Brown moved up to the number two spot on the
all-time Wolverine passing annals with 152. He needs to hit for an-
other 36 completions to pass Dick Vidmer's career total of 187.
Brown also is within striking-distance of Vidmer's "passes at-
tempted" record of 382. He needs to throw only 85 more in the last
four games of the season.
In the punt returning category, cornerback George Hoey is still
about 300 yards short of Gene Derricotte's mark of 753 set from 1944-
'48. But the speedster from Flint Central has the longest single punt
return mark by a Big Ten player this year-63 yards against Navy in
the Wolverines' 32-9 win.
Finally, tight end Jim Mandich, though only a junior, needs
only seven more receptions to pass the likes of Kramer, Berline
and Henderson to the number three spot on Michigan's all-time
Mandich has caught 26 so far this year, and 52 over two seasons.
He is a long way from Jack Clancy's record of 132, however.
'This, then, is how the 1968 Wolverines stack up in the record
books. And although there is no direct correlation between statistical
excellence and a sunny trip for New Year's Day, Michigan appears
headed for its finest season since 1964.
By the way, Michigan's ninth-place AP ranking is the best since
the second week of the 1966 season, when, by virtue of convincing
victories over Oregon State and California, it rated number eight. The
last time a Wolverine team finished in the Top Ten was in 1964,
when the Rose Bowl-bound Maize -and Blue copped a dandy fourth
place in the final poll.
W L T Pct. Pts.
5 2 0 .714 206
3 4 0 .429 114
3 5 0 .375 141
2 4 1 .333 110
1 6 1 .143 107
W L T Pct. Pts. OP
6 0 0 1.000 213 64
5'2 0 .714 198 147
3 4 0 .429 133 194
0 7 0 .000 98 195
4 3 0 .571
4 3 0 .571
3 4 0 .429
1 6 0 .143
Big Ten Standings
best two-way player in the
While all df, this was going on
Purdue was eating up Iowa alive,'
44-14, without completing a single'
pass to boot.
It occured in picturesque Lafay-
ette, Indiana, near the banks of
New York 48, Boston 14
Oakland 31, Cincinnati 10
Houston 30, Buffalo 7
Denver 21, Miami 14
Kansas City 27, San Diego 20
the fabled Wabash River.
The reason that the Boilermak- Sunday's Games
ers didn't try more than t h r e e Buffalo at New York
passes is t h a t their ace-passer Denver at Boston
Houston at 'Cincinnati
Mike Phipps sat on the bench with Kansas city at Oakland
an ankle injury. But they hardly Miami at San Diego
6 1 0 .857
s 6 1 0 .857
co 4 :30 .571
1 6 0 .143
3 3 1 .500
:1 4 0 .429
3 -4 0 .429
2 3 1 .400
- Baltimore 27, Los Angeles 10
Cicago 26, Minnesota 24
Cleveland 30, Atlanta 7
New York 13, Washington 10
Pittsburgh 6. Philadelphia 3
iSail Francisco 14, Detroit 7
St. Louis 31, New Orleans 17
Green Bay at Dallas, night
Ialtimore at New York
Chicago at Green Bay
Cleveland at San Francisco
Dallas at New Orleans
Detroit at Los Angeles
Pittsburgh at Atlanta
St. Louis at Philadelphia
Washington at Minnesota
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