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Sunday, October 5, 1969

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Nine

Sunday, October 5, '1969 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Nine

SpaSmotic

offense

cripples

iich igan

gridde rs

S UNDAY SPOIUFTS
Night Editor: Pat Atkins
'Poorest' mistakes
key gridr'demise

By ANDY BARBAS
Executive Sports Editor
P-O-L-I-O.
When the band set up their formation at halftime yesterday it
wasn't clear whether they were referring to Michigan's medical
achievements or Michigan's offense in the second quarter.
During that stirring quarter the Wolverine offense managed
to rack up a negative 16 yards rushing and couldn't complete a pass.
They handed Missouri the ball three times on fumbles, threw one
interception, and were forced to punt two times. All this combined
to hand the Tigers 24 points, more than enough to top the Wolverines
game total.
After the debacle, Michigan's Coach Bo Schembechler could
only mutter, "That second quarter was a nightmare. I wouldn't have
believed it unless I was there." He felt that the blame should be
placed on Michigan's execution and not that they were forced by
Missouri. "You can't turn the ball over time and time again and still
expect to win," he moaned.
It certainly turned out to be the turnovers in the second quarter
which gave Missouri its advantage. Michigan was able to execute 16
plays from scrimmage in that period. Of those, 6 resulted in the
ball going over to the Tigers.
The defense was repeatedly put in the position of having to halt
Missouri inside the twenty yard line. The offense could not get a first
down and twice fumbled after just taking over the pigskin. It actually
looked like the offense had completely forgotten how to play football
and figured rubgy might work.
Before the season began Schembechler constantly referred to the
offense as "the question mark this season." After the first two
games, any doubts of Michigan weakness were placed on the defense.

(Continued from Page 1)
Tailback Bill Taylor, handling
the football for the first time in
a Michigan uniform, fumbled
the Missouri kick-off and Wol-
verine Preston Henry covered it
on the 'M' 15.
Taylor's second effort wasn't
much better. He fumbled the
ball on the first play from scrim-
mage and this time a Missouri
defender, Steve Lundholm, drop-
ped on it at the Michigan 17.
Through the efforts of Dar-
den and defensive end Al Car-
penter, the Tigers were pushed
back 10 yards and Brown's sec-
ond field goal attempt was wide
to the left.
The Tigers came back for one
more score in the first half,
this time on a legitimate 68-
yard drive ending on a one-yard
plunge by McBride with 13
seconds left.
In the third quarter the ping
pong momentum bounced back

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to the Michigan side of the field.
A Mark Werner punt put the
Tigers deep in their own terri-
tory. Missourian Steve Kene-
more booted an impressive 53-
yard punt from his end zone
and Pierson produced'an equally
impressive 48-yard punt return
to the Tiger 10.
On third down and goal from

-Daiiy-Randy Edmonds
Missouri linebacker Steve Lundholm (55) joins the fight for a loose ball

the eight, Moorhead was caught Yesterday, however, brought the query to the offense, though not in
back on the 29-yard line by de- the same context. The potential of the offense cannot be doubted.
fensive end Sam Brown and it How in the world they played so sloppily yesterday is the question
looked like more of the second needing an answer,
quarter nightmare. But someone Schembechler shed some light on the answer after the game. "We
ingte Tigherdeieineactondidn't block them (Missouri) up front," he decided. The lack of
liged with a holding infraction bo
on the play and fullback Craw blocking caused quarterback Don Moorhead to hurry a number of his
scored two plays later. passes and stalled the running attack.
With the score still a com- .But the offense was sloppy in other ways. They best typified this
fortable 24-10. no one on the in the fourth quarter. After fighting back from a 21 point to a 7
Missouri bench started popping point deficit, the Wolverines were forced into a punting situation.
in the tranquilizers. That is, Missouri set up to receive the punt with the idea of running the kick
not until two minutes later when I back rather than trying to block the kick. The one man who did rush,
Carpenter pounced on McBride's however, was forgotten by the entire squad. He dashed in, totally un-
fumble of a McMillan handoff. molested, and smacked the kick back into punter Mark Werner's face.
This action took place at the Missouri took over on Michigan's 12 yard line and strengthened their
Missouri 36. Nine plays later the lead with a field goal.
action was on the goal line as Schembechler noted, "I haven't had a blocked punt in the six
made the score Missouri 24, years I've been a coach. That was disgusting." He also felt that "that
Michigan 17. punt was the big play of the game."
The fourth quarter for Bo The offense, after the punt, had blown the game. Unfortunately
Schembechler could only be de- they still hadn't finished messing up individual plays. Even Missouri's
scribed as a very bad trip. He last score occurred because of a Wolverine offensive goof. Quarterback
saw a very weird play, a block- Jim Betts went back to pass. A defensive lineman shot through,
ed punt. On his team. Deep in charged him, reached out, and was all but handed the ball as he dove
his own territory. When Mis- at Betts' cocked arm. The fumble gave Missouri the ball at Michigan's
souri was in a "punt return" 19 yard line from where they had little trouble crossing the goal line.
formation, not a "block punt" When Bo looked back at Missouri's 40 points after the game he
formation. The net result w concluded, "I guess you can attribute a good deal of their scoring to
only a field goal but the die was our offense. I wouldn't say there was anything wrong with our effort,
what hurt us was the execution."
Four minutes later Joe Moore
went 62 yards on a halfback;Gridiron paralysis
draw to make the score 34-17

BOMBS AWAY

Spar-tans succumb

to

Irish

Biickeyes devastate Huskies;
Purdue sneaks past Staiford

By The Asscited Press
SOUTH BEND. Ind. -Fiery
quarterback Joe Theismann pitch-
ed three scoring passes and scoot-
ed to a fourth touchdown in lead-
ing aroused Notre Dame to a 42-
28 victory oXver arch-rival Mich-
igan State in a free wheeling foot-
ball game yesterday.
It was the first setback for
14th-ranked Michigan State after
victories over Washington a n d
Southern Methodist.
It was a slam bang battle in
which passing surprisingly pro-
duced four touchdowns, including
a 35-yard scoring shot by Mich-
National Football
see page seven

fore turning the game over to the
jreserves in the final quarter.
Stubborn at times in the face
of the awesome offense fnounted
by the national champion Buck-
eyes. Washington still fought back
to score touchdowns in the second
and fourth quarters.
Bill Urbanik, Ohio State de-
fensive tackle, set up his team's
first touchdown when he recov-
ered a fumbled Washington hand-
off early the in the first quarter.
Otis circled through right tackle
for 64 yards and the touchdown.
Purdue squeakls by
LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Mike
Phipps followed his fifth touch-
down pass of the game yesterday
with a flip to end Greg Fenner for
a 2-point conversion that g a v e
eighth-ranked Purdue a 36-35
victory over Stanford.
A near-perfect fourth-period
performance, in which he passed
for' 232 yards, gave Phipps a per'-
sonal victory in a duel with ano-
ther of college football's best
quarterbacks, Jim Plunkett.
Phipps accounted for a Purdue
record of 429 yards passing, and
his five touchdown passes set ano-
ther school record. Stanfo'd's Jim
Plunkett passed for 355 yards and
tied his own record with fourI
touchdown passes.
Stanford had taken a 35-21 lead
in the third period on two Plun-
kett scoring tosses. Purdue w a s
held on its first offensive series
of the final period, but then was
unstoppable.
Indiani a sna10e1

igan State's
don Bowdell
Dame's lead
period.

Bill Triplett to Gor-
which trimmed Notre
to 42-28 in the fourth

The game started slowly w i t Ii
Theismann's 10-yard pass to Bill
Barz giving Notre Dame a 7-0
lead in the first. quarter. After
that, both teams bolted up and
down the field with the Irish
leading 21-14 at halftime and 35-
21 as the third period ended.
Rex reigns
SEATTLE - Rex Kern, a mas-
ter of fakery from Lancaster,
Ohio, confused the enemy w i t Ii
strikes by land and air yesterday
to lead the Ohio State Buckeyes
to a 41-14 victory over the Huskies
of Washington,
Kern scored two touchdowns
himself and sent fullback Jim
Otis plunging for three more be-

-Associted Press
UCLA HALFBACK GREG JONES (43) dives across the goal line
to score against Northwestern in the first period of yesterday's
game at Evanston.
storm and favored Indiana of the (j.hers demolished
Big Ten yesterday, 30-7, a victory
in the finger-chilling cold. N MINNEAPOLIS -- Nebraska's
After overcoming pan early 7-3 Cornhuskers, led by 19-year-old
lead by the visitors, the Big Eight quarterback Jerry Tagge, pounded
Conference team thoroughly out- j through a porous Minnesota de-
played the Hoosiers with Bob An- fens unit for 591 yards total
derson scoring three of Colorado's offense and overwhelmed t h e
four touchdowns. Gophers 42-14 yesterday.

0
terials
Free-for-all
highlights
Badger defeat
By The Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. - Quarterback
Rich Panczyszyn directed Syracuse
to a 42-7 football victory over Wis-
consin yesterday, in a viciously
played game that ended with both
benches emptying onto the field'
for a brawl.
Panczyszyn came off the bench
to score on the Orangemen's first
touchdown on a one-yard plunge,
then directed two more drives that
wound up in the Wisconsin end
zone as Syracuse built up a 21-71
advantage.
The visitors put the game out of
reach in the final pei'iod when
Gieg Allen boltedaover from the:
one, then streaked 63 yards for
another six-pointer.
Wisconsin's only score in the
fight-filled game came in the
waning moments of the second'
quarter, when quarterback Neil
Graff threaded an 11-yard pass
to Mel Reddick at the goal.
UCLA rolls
EVANSTON, Il.. - Fullback1
Micky Cureton rambled for touch-
downs runs of 61 and 75 yards
yesterday to power undeafeated
UCLA to a 36-0 football victory
over winless Northwestern.
UCLA, scoring its fourth straight
victory, was hard pressed in the
first half but the Uclans exploded
for a pair of long gainers midway
in the third quarter to turn the
game into a rout.
With less than five minutes left
in the third quarter, Dennis Dum-
mitt unloaded a 58-yard touch-
down pass to George Farmer and
less than two and a half minutes
later Cureton realed off his 61-
yard scoring jaunt.
illini crushed
CHAMPAIGN, Ill.-Obert Tis-
dale hurled two scoring passes as
Iowa State converted a pair of
interceptions and a recovered
fumble into touchdowns for a 28-
point second quarter enroute to
crushing Illinois 48-20 yesterday.
In handling the Illini their 12th
loss in the last 13 games, the Cy-
clones struck late in the first pe-
riod when Tony Washington stole
Gary Lange's aerial and returned
it 29 yards to the Illinois 32.
Seven plays later Iowa scored in
the first six seconds of the second
quarter on Mike Palmer's 10-yard
sweep. Vera Skripsky booted the
first of his six extra points.

after Brown's conversion.
With a little more than two
minutes left in the game,
Schembechler witnessed anoth-
er strange phenomenon. This
time Missourian John B r o w n
stole the ball right out of the
hands of Michigan quarterback
Betts.
With the ball on the Mich-
igan 19, the obvious thing for
the Missouri second-string of-
fense to do was score. They did.
Final score: Missouri 40, Mich-
igan 17. A bad trip indeed.
Grid Picks
Scores
Missouri 40, Michigan 17
Nebraska 42, Minnesota 14
Notre Dame 42, Michigan State 28
UCLA 36, Northwestern 0
Purdue 36, Stanford 35
Syracuse 43, Wisconsin 7
Iowa State 48, Illinois 20
Colorado 30, Indiana 7
Ohio State 41, Washington 14
Iowa 31, Arizona 19
Alabama 33, Mississippi 32
Florida 21, Florida State 6
Georgia 41, South Carolina 16
Southern Cal 31, Oregon State 7
Oregon 25, Washington State 24
Boston College 28, Tulane 24
D)artmuouth 38, Holy Cross 6
Maryland 19, Wake Forest 14
Oklahoma State 17, Texas Tech 10
Wilkes 6, Moravian 0

D)ough ty
'Moorhead
3Craw
Gabler
Taylor
Betts
Henry
Moorhead
Betts
Hankowitz
Craw
Staroba
Mandich
Gabler
Werner
Team
Moore
McBride
Staggers
McKee
Mlauser
MeC.1illan
McMillan
Stagger
Roper

MICHIGAN
Rushing
Tries Gains
22 76
14 27
11 27
2 8
2 2
2 6
1 5
Totals 54 151
Passing
Att. Comp.
19 7
8 3
Totais 27 10
Pass Receiving

Pass Receiving

r

Int.
1
0
1
No.
1
3
3
1
10

Yds
68
31
99

Loss Net,
4 72
49 -22
0 27;
0 8,
1 1
15 -9
0 5
69 82

Yds Penalty
22!TOTAL NO. PASSES
35 NET YDS. - Rushing
20 Passing
5 FORWARD PASSES ATT.
39 Completed
Ave. Intercepted by
44.5 Yards Intercept. Ret.
0 TOTAL PLAYS
(Rushes and Passes)

1
54
82
99
27
10
1
0

TotaIs
Punting
No.
6
1*
MISSOURI
Rushing
Tries Gai
19 123
17 :i5
9 33
6 18
1 2
4 7
Totals 56 238
Passing
All. Con
12 7
1 0
9 9
Totals 15 9

Gray
Stagger
Shryock
McBride
Mauser
Kenemoie
Kennemore
FIRST DOWNS
Rushing
Passing

Yards
267
0

E
i

No. Yds
3 41
2 51
I 20
1 $
1 --4
Totals 9 124

Punting
No. Yards
6 241
MICH.1
15
9
5

ins
3
i
3
3
r
3

Loss
6
6
1
0
15
28

Ave.
40.1
MinSs.
13
7
4
56
210
124
15
9
1
18
71
6
40.1
4
156
64
92
2
2
7
48

Net
117
49
32
18
2
-8
210
Yds
120
0
4
124

PUNTS, Number
Average distance
KICKOFFS, returned by
YARDS KICKS RET.
Punts
Kickoffs
FUMBLES, Number
Ball lost by
PENALTIES, Number
Yards penalized
* * * *
Score by periods:
MICHIGAN 3
MISSOURI 0

81
7
38.1
8
220
83
137
4
4
11
72

ip. Int.
I1
J 0
'
1

O 14 0-17
24 0 16--40

Colorado pulled a surprising
change in strategy by switching
Anderson to tail back and insert-
ing sophomore Paul Arenat at
quarterback.
Indiana scored during the worst
part of the snowstorm, with Jake

BOULDER. Cola. - Colorado's Butcher catching a 17 yard pass
Buffaloes licked a mountain snow from Harry Gonso.

Tagge, a 6-2, 214-pound sopho-
more, obliterated a tired Minne-
sota defense with a fine option
running and brilliant passing as
the Cornhuskers broke loose from
a 14-14 halftime tie in a game
played in summery 84-degree heat.
The Nebraska quarterback and
sophomore tailback Jeff Kinney
had a hand in the Huskers' first
five scoies.t
Iowa overcomnes
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Arousedl
Iowa rode out Arizona's early'
charge and tamed the Wildcats
31-19 yesterday.
Sophomore tailback Levi Mit-
chell pried open a stubborn Ari-
zona defense by belting 34 yards
off left tackle to spring Iowa in
front by 21-19 in the third quar-
ter.
After Arizona moved to the
Iowa 30 in the waning moments,
junior Dennis Green maneuvered
outside Arizona's defense and out-
taped the Wildcat secondary for
70 yards and the clinching touch-
down with 2:17 to play.

College Scores

Mildwest
Bowliug Green 21, Western :Mich. 10
Cincinnati 17, Yavier Ohio 14

Eiast
Pennsylvania 23, Brown 2
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