Thursday, September 18, 1969
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursday, September 1 8, 1969 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven
After 46 years,
Vandy tries to break jinx
By JOE MARKER
When Vanderbilt's Commo-
dores invade the Michigan Sta-
dium this Saturday, they will
be seeking to break a jinx which
has kept them winless against
their Wolverine counterparts in
nine previous encounters.
The best that Vanderbilt has
been able to come up with
against Michigan was a score-
less tie in 1922. The other eight
games ended with the Commo-
dores on the short end of the
score, and in no game did they
score more than eight points.
The lopsided Michigan advan-
tage in the all-time series
should not give an indication of
this year's result, though, as the
last time the teams met was in
1923, a decade before present
Vanderbilt head coach Bill Pace
VANDERBILT football teams
have traditionally exhibited that
dominating characteristic of all
Southeast Conference teams ---
a heavy emphasis on defensive
foot ball, and this year should
again prove no different.
As coach Pace says, "We try
to keep a balance between of-
fense and defense, but it is most
important to get the ball from
the other team -- so we em-
phasize that. However, I don't
overemphasize defense 1 i k e
some coaches" Bear Bryant
His defensive unit is led by
safety Neil Smith, w h o must
play super-football to overcome
the overall weakness in the de-
fensive secondary. The defen-
sive line is anchored by right
end Pat Toomay, a towering 6-5,
225-pounder who delights in
The defensive squad overall is
quick but not too big - -no oth-
er member tips the scales at
more than 215 pounds.
Pre - season prognostications
had pegged an explosive offen-
sive line-up as Vanderbilt's
strongest asset, but according to
Pace it has not lived up to its
billing, especially the running
game. Pace says. "Our running
game looked real good last
spring, but I've been disappoint-
ed this fall."
THE ATTACK revolves around
diminutive quarterback J o h n
Miller, who, despite his 5-10,
169 pound stature, is a threat
as both a passer and runner.
Doug Mathews has been shifted
from defense to running back,
and has such speed t h a t he
doubles as the team's primary
punt return threat.
There should be little trouble
generating a passing game, with
Curt Chesley at split end. Last
year Chesley snared 48 passes
for over 500 yards. The tight
end is filled (literally) by the
240-pound body of Karl Weiss,
whose main function will be as
With this cast returning from
a team which posted a winning
record last year, it seems strange
that Pace should express such
pessimism over the offense. A
more substantial worry might
be team depth.
Vanderbilt does not have the
recruiting program of some of
the other Southeast schools and
consequently usually lacks good
backup men (a situation com-
parable to Northwestern's in the
Big Ten). The loss of a key per-
former like Chesley at split end
would seriously cripple the at-
THE ONLY spots well backed
up are at quarterback, where
sophomore Watson Brown is
reputedly, a better passer and
runner than Miller (although
less experienced), and at tail-
back, where John Valput, a for-
mer r e g u 1 a r, plays behind
If the Commodores can avoid
injury (here it should be noted
that they have never practiced
on artificial turf), they should
be able to stay in the game with
anyone they play. If not, it no
doubt will be a long season, with
the likes of Georgia, Alabama,
and Florida on the schedule.
should start game
Mets blank Expos;
Cubs still fighting
fly The Associated Press
W L P
103 46 .
89 59 .
Major League Standings
By TERRI FOUCHEY
Michigan's strategy f o r
sinking Vanderbilt's Commo-
dores includes a potent air at-
tack and part of that potency
returned yesterday afternoon
as Jim Mandich rejoined the
team after being discharged
from University Health Serv-
Mandich had been out for five
days with a virus and high fever.
The ilness has taken its toll. He
returns to the squad weighing 206,
eleven pounds lighter than his
After practicing for only an
hour, Mandich commented, "The
lay-off has effected my timing
considerably and I feel a little
tired and weak." Both Mandich
and head football coach Bo
Schembechler think these prob-
lems will be worked out by Satur-
"All Jim needs is to get his
strength back and that should
happen over the next few days. He
definitely will start," Schembech-
ler added. Mandich is looking for-
ward to starting and doesn't feel
the Illness will effect his play.
Two highly promising soph-
omores will make their debuts Sat-
urday playing with the remnants
of minor injuries. Michigan's first
Wolf Man, Tom Darden, is pre-
pared to terrorize the opposition
on an ankle that is still banged
up. As long as his hands can hold
MONTREAL-Jerry Koosman scattered six hits and the Oakland
surging New York Mets blanked Montreal 5-0 last night to California
maintain their four-game lead in the National League East. I cicago
Koosman, 15-9, breezed to his third victory over the ExpoSe Y
this season. His only trouble came when Montreal loaded the Baltimore
bases in the second on two hits and an intentional walk to New York
Bobby Wine. But Waslewski grounded into a double play to CaliforniaE
65 83 .439
y 62 86 .419
62 87 .416
58 91 .389
at Boston, postponed
2, Washington 1, 5 inn.
6, Minnesota 4
tKansas City 2. 10 inn.
GB W L Pct.
- New York 90 58 .608
18 Chicago 87 63 .580
24 Pittsburgh 79 69 .534
26Vj St. Louis 79 69 .534
29 Philadelphia 59 89 .399
4412 Montreal 48 102 .320
- xLos Angeles 81 66 .551
9 San Francisco 82 67 .550
24 xAtlanta 82 67 .550
27 xClncinnati 79 67 .541
27, Houston 76 71 .517
313 xSan Diego 47 101 .318
x-Late games not Included.
New York 5, Montreal 0
Chicago 9, Philadelphia 7
Pittsburgh 4, St. Louis 2
Atlanta at Los Angeles, inc.
Cincinnati at San Diego, inc.
Houston 2, San Francisco 1
New York at Montreal, night
t Philadelphia at Chicago
Pittsburgh at St. Louis
Cincinnati at San Diego, night
Atlanta at Los Angeles, night
Houston at San Francisco
end that threat. Chicago 6, Seattle 4
The Mets 12th victory in 13 games reduced their magic Chicago 2, Seattle I
number for clinching the title Cleveland at DetroD
to ten. Oakland at Kansas
California at Minne
Ken Boswell started a three-run Washington at New
fourth inning off loser Gary Was- a U V Baltimore at Boston
lewski, 2-9, when he doubled to Only games schedu
the fence in right center field. opened the eight
After Donn Clendenon fanned, I' s p o r ts snaped a 1-1 tie. V
Ron Swoboda singled, scoring Bos- fourth with his 3
well, and Swoboda took second NIGHT EDITOR: Gaylord Perry, 1
when Expos' center fielder Jose allowed 22 homer
Herrera bobbled the ball. PHIL HERTZ Giant pitcher
A walk to Jerry Grote and a Dierker. 20-10 s
bloop single by Al Weis loaded loaded jam in the
the bases before Wayne Garrett and Phil Regan in a four-runhlde int
lashed a two-run single. eighth before Rich Nye finally re- suessithe one-out
The Mets scored again in the tired the side. Mays Willie McC(
seventh on three walks and a The Cubs' only third victory Bonds tied it at 1-
squeeze bunt by Grote and added in their last 14 games came on a
another run in the ninth on Weis' 14-hit attack which also included
RBI single. Ron Santo's two-run homer in the
Wynn led off
s, most off
Lrvived a ba
'"A right is not
what someone gives
you, it's what no one
can take from you"
first inning and'
singles by Willie
ovey and Bobby,
1 in the sixth.
MUla(Iit sires paS against Ilinois last year
third off Jerry Johnson, first of
CHICAGO - Ferguson Jenkins five Phillies' hurlers, and Billy
blasted a bases-loaded tiiple in a Williams' leadoff homer in the
five-run sixth and notched his seventh.
20th victory as the Chicago Cubs
struggled to a 9-7 triumph over
the Philadelphia Phils yesterday. SAN FRANCISCO -- Jim Wynn
Jenkins, now 20-14, was removed and Doug Rader cracked solo
in favor of Ken Johnson 'when the homers and Larry Dierker became'
Phils loaded the bases in the the first 20-game winner in Hous-
eighth, but his six strikeouts broke ton history yesterday as the Astros''
his own Cub season record with a edged the San Francisco Giants
total of 261. He had 260 last year. 2-1.
The Phils also chased Johnson Rader's 11th blast of the season
the ball Glenn Doughty's slight
shoulder separation should not
hamper him as he begins trying to
replace Ron Johnson. Tim Killian
is ready to start hiking the ball
reguarly instead of just kicking it
even though his bad back is still
Vanderbilt is expected to be stiff
competition for the Wolverines
and Schembechler views them as
"a real fine team." He hopes they
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Redskins pick up Ryan;
MVlhovlich back tit actionu
y ythe Associated Pre s
* WASHINGTON---Veteran quarterback Frank Ryan, cut loose1
by the Cleveland team that he once led to the National Football;
League championship, was signed yesterday by the Washington Red-
The 33-year-old Ryan will be the backup quarterback behind
Sonny Jurgensen, who was injured much of last season.
Ryan led the Browns to the NFL title in 1964, the conference
crown in 1966 and the division title in 1967, but he lost his job last
year to Bill Nelsen.
DETROIT-Frank lahovlich, star le ftwinger, returned to
scrimmage with the Detroit Red Wings yesterday and will not under-I
go surgery on his left knee, officials said.
Sid Abel, general manager of the National Hockey League team,
said Mahovlich underwent an examination Tuesday at University'
Hospital in Ann Arbor on what he described as "a floating body" in
* SOUTHPORT. England-Jack Nicklaus, who has won just
about every title in the golf world, will not start for the United States
in the Ryder Cup competition against British professionals. Sam
Snead, non-playing captain of the Americans, said yesterday.
will be the only battle the tearn
will have to fight. The other po-
tential enemy is the weather. "We
hope the weather will be cooler be-'
cause we're not in condition to
fight real hot weather." Vander-
bilt, being from the South, might
be made to feel a little too much
at home if it's warm.
With all the returnees from the
hospital ward prepared to start
mauling some bodies other than
their own, hopefully any warm
feeling Vanderbilt gets will quick-
ly be dispelled.
Bennie Oosterbaan, Michigan's
lone representative on the modern
all-time college football team
which was named yesterday, feels
this is a great honor. "I'm thrilled?
beyond words to be awarded such1
an honor." Oosterbaan played on
the 1925-27 Wolverines. He was
selected to All-America honors
three times as af end. Quarter-
The first meeting of the Ad-
visory Committee on Recreation,
Intramurals, and Club Sports
will be held today at 3:30 p.m.
at the Conference Room of the
back Benny Friedman whose pass-
es Oosterbaan caught was also an
Red Grange, another member of
the all-time team, played against
Oosterbaan twice. "The first game4
wasn't very exciting as we won
3-0. 13-0 was the score of the
second. I missed the best day he
ever had which was in 1924
against us. I was a freshman and
could only watch as he demolish-
ed us with five touchdown runs
and passing for another."
Now head of alumni relations
and advertising for the athletic
department, Mr. Oosterbaan feels
that playei's can't be compared
to one another over the years.
This is why he thinks comparing
Sammy Baugh (also on the all-
time team) to Rex Kern is useless.
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