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Sunday, October 26, 1969

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

Taylor goes

from sub to super

By JIM FORRESTER
Associate Sports Editor
Special To The Daily
MINNEAPOLIS - Last August
Michigan Head Coach Bo Schem-
bechler had a problem. Star tail-
back Ron Johnson had graduated
and poor Bo was unsure as to a
replacement.
Two inexperienced sophomores
fought for the job down to the
final week of pre-season practice,
then one had his shoulder sepa-
rated to decide the question.
Speedy Glenn Doughty cracked
into collegiate football in a big
way with 137 yards rushing in-
cluding an 80 yard touchdown
burst against Vanderbilt. In suc-
ceeding weeks Doughty picked up
more yards and with them injuries
to the point that he-was unable to
make the trip into the north coun-
try.
So the other soph got the call.
He had not started previously and

saw no action against Michigan
State due to a sore ankle.
So, against Minnesota yesterday,
Bill Taylor lugged the ball 31
times and gained 151 yards while
collecting three touchdowns.
Taylor did not display any of
the speed that Doughty flashed
against Vandy, maybe because of
his ankle, but he did unveil the
promise of great power, a com-
modity not seen in these parts
since the graduation of Dave
Fisher.
Taylor's scores came on runs of
three and one yards and on an
eight yard pass from quarterback
Don Moorhead.
Taylor conducted his own press
conference after the game as re-
porterscrowded around to hear
what the new star had to say. In a
matter of fact talk Taylor ex-
plained that most of the credit for
his yards should go to the men up
front, Dan Dierdorf, Dick Caldo-

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razzo and Jack Harpring. But,
writers being what they are more
was asked why Taylor had done ,s
so well.
Then Taylor told everyone he Wolverines smelling
had an unplayable ankle only the
week before and had gone into the " "
game "hoping I wouldn't let the roses after b g xi
team down."' !'W
Minnesota coach Murry War-
math, though, found his and the (Continued from Page 1)
Gophers' hopes crushed by a de-
termined Michigan team in the rolled right for seven yards but the Wolverines were whistled down
second half with replacement Tay- for illegal procedure on the play.
for leading the way. With Preston On the following play, a strong Gopher pass rush forced Moor-
Henry substituting for the injured head wildly and again Killian missed the field goal, this time from
John Gabler at wingback, War- 38 yards out.
math admitted he did not know
what he was getting into. "We With the ball on the Minnesota 47, Moorhead finally got his
didn't know what Henry and Tay- cohorts untracked. They marched 53 yards in 11 plays, the last one
for could do. We had been figuring an eight yard TD flip from Moorhead to Taylor in the left flat.
that Doughty and Gabler would With five and a half minutes left in the half, Minnesota took
play. We didn't know what to ex- the ball after the kick-off and moved from their 26 to the Michigap
hat ay have been Unexpected 25, largely as a result of Hagen's passing arm.
is that a team could have three Here the Wolverine pass defense stiffened. A different place-
backs, Doughty, Moorhead, and kicker came in, Mel Anderson, but the result was the same-a 42-
now Taylor, capable of running yarder pulling the Gophers within one point with two minutes left.
over 100 yards in any one after-
noon. Michigan punted after three plays and Minnesota got the ball
Taylor's 31 rushes were indica- on the Michigan 45 with 22 seconds left. Hagen coolly moved his team
tive of the control the Wolverines down to the 19 on a 10 yard pass to Parson and a 16-yarder to half-
established. Michigan managed to back George Kemp.
run 81 times from scrimmage while The last pass was completed with only one second leftshowing
the Gophers got off only 61 plays. on the clock and a time out was quickly called. Anderson then booted
Even in the first half, which ended
with Minnesota in front 9-7, the one from 37 yards away and the Gophers raced into the dressing room
Wolverines had ball control, run- with a 9-7 halftime edge.
ning 12 more plays than the Schembechler argued with the referee on his way into the locker
Gophers. room, protesting the handling of the clock on the last play. "That
But in spite of the numbers, third field goal should be charged to the timer," he exclaimed after
than he mlstesthe game "He had no right to stop the clock before the referee signal-
timation of the firsthafwsteldaim-u.
same. The disgusted Gopher men-
tor commented, "They (Michigan) Schembechler's anger appeared to work a spell on the Wolverines
had control of the game nearly all as they came out for the second half battle. The rookie coach denied
day. I thought we were in control any use of the occult in the locker room but the Wolverines started
at the half, but after that we off as if powered by a mysterious elixer.
didn't play foobtall. They took
charge and we couldn't stop them," They stopped the Gophers dead on their first set of downs and
Schembechler was not expansive then glided down field after the punt, covering 75 yards in 14 plays
on the Wolverines first half play for the six, culminated by Taylor's three yard burst over right guard.
saying, "We didn't play well in the The score became 14-9 with 8:04 gone in the quarter, and the first
fist'al"atal Trn i c i vr mlapi ih

SUNDAY SPORTS
NIGHT EDITORS: MORT NOVECK and LEE KIRK

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-Associated Press
MICHIGAN HALFBACK Bill Taylor (42) releases the ball out-of-bounds after being tackled by
Minnesota's Walt Bowser (11) in the first half of yesterday's game. Taylor went on to score three
touchdowns and gain 151 yards in his first starting assignment. Taylor replaced the injured Glenn
Doughty who did not make the trip to Minnesota.

WISCONSIN UPSETS INDIANA

Hawk es

drop

Spartans

andi tlhp Rnil apc,' rppn;v

By The Associated Press State career yardage record yes-
IOWA CITY-Iowa ended a six- terday, leading the top-ranked
year homecoming jinx yesterday Buckeyes to their 19th straight
as No. 2 quarterback Mike Cilek's football victory, 41-0 over Illinois
six-yard touchdown pass to Kerry before a homecoming crowd of
Reardon pulled the Hawkeyes to 86,576.
a 9-18 Big Ten Conference foot- Kern passed for two touchdowns1
ball victory over Michigan State. and ran for another, earning 224
Cilek replaced quarterback Larry yards against the winless Illini.
Lawrence, who injured a shoulder'That gave the 6-foot, 186-pound-
with 1:57 left in the game. His er 2,579 yards, surpassing the
strike to Reardon with 1:25 on the Buckeye record of 2,530 set by
stnrke to ne adon with 1:25ontheformer All-America and Heisman

al pil nvlrume ziueleiauIlrst hlail at alt. iseries were nownere in signs.
line smothered Northwestern's But the second half was all The Wolverine defense stopped Hagen on three downs again and
running game, sending the Wild- Michigan and no one knew it bet- the Gophers punted the ball dead on the Michigan 34. Moorhead
cats down 45-20 for their first de- te' than Minnesotahquarterback used an 18-yard toss to captain Jim Mandich and a 15-yarder to
of B seaPhil Hagen. The Gophers were un- split end Mike Hankwitz to bring the ball down to the Gopher 32. It
son. able to establish any kind of con-
Phipps, playing less than three sistant running game, gaining on- appeared that the 'M' drive had stalled later on the 27, but a de-
quarters against the outclassed ly 92 yards, and were forced to fender grabbed flanker Paul Staroba's face mask after an incom-
Wildcats, passed for thre touch- pass for most of their offense. "We plete pass The refs put the ball down on the eight and two left-side
downs and had 267 yards total of- had tried the draw in the first plunges by Taylor put it into the end zone with two minutes left in
fense. He now has 4,952 yards for half,' commented Hagen, "and had the third quarter.
his career, compared to the old little success. They had a great pass
record of 4,829 yards set by Bobri waif With the score 21-9, Hagen was forced to put the ball in the air

clUcK com1pWietU lano-yaUY t I Trophy winner Hopalong Cassady.|Griese, Phipp's predecessor at.
ing march to tie the score at 189-I8. Fullback Jim Otis and an ag- quarterback.
The injured Lawrence then re- gressive defense that forced 10 Phipps equaled two other Boiler-
turned to hold the ball on the punts, four fumbles and a pass in- makeedtby rni rhI
extra point attempt and Alan terception out of Illinois helped caer tocown py total to
Schuette's plackick split the up- the defending Big Ten Conference and his season total to 15. He
rights for the winning margin, champs to their 14th straight ares shas th Le Daw-
After the Hawkeyes moved in league win. shares bath marks with Len Dw
front at 12-10 on Schuette's 37- Kern calledi on the 216 poundton, who played in 1954 through
yard field goal early in the fourth Otis 31 times for 167 yards and O.
quarter, the Spartans went 69 one touchdown as Ohio State won One of the Phipps' scaring pass-
yards in three plays. it's fifth straight and third in a es yesterday was to flanker StanI
MSU took the ball on its own 31 row in the Big Ten. Brown, who had two other touch-
after Steve Kough returned Iowa's The Ohio State defense, earning downs on runs. Sophomore tight
kickoff 22 yards, and two plays its second shutout of the season, end Ashley Bell caught two touch-
later quarterback Bill Triplett did not permit the Illini any down passes.
hurled a 63-yard bomb to Kough closer than the Buckeye 40 yard Northwestern went into the
for a touchdown. Triplett then line and that came late in the game as the conference's 'leading;
pegged to workhorse Don High- final quarter, rushing team but totaled only 764
smith for a two-point conversion. Kern passed 10 and 15 yards to yards running against Purdue. Thei
Schuette's two field goals gave Jan White for touchdowns and Wildcats gained only 37 yards,
him a total of seven for the sea- ran four yards for a third score. running in the first half, falling
son, an Iowa record. He hit 12 of 23 aerials for 184 behind 28-7, and then went al-f
yards and rushed eight times for most exclusively to the air,
Badgers win again 40 yards, beating Cassady's mark Quarterbacks Dave Shelbourne
established in 1952-55. and Maurice Daigneau threw 52
MADISON - Sophomore quar- * * * passes, a conference record, but
terback Neil Graff threw a record had six intercepted
four touchdown passes yesterday Purdue pounds 'Cats hadtixitereptedd
Northwestern, which had shared
to lead Wisconsin to a 36-34 upset LFYI -
itoy oIns ina3 pet LAFAYETTE -- Quarterback the Big Ten lead with Ohio State
victory over Indiana in a Big Ten Mike Phipps broke two Purdue and Indiana, and Purdue are both
conference football game. career offense records yesterday now 2-1 in the standings.
Th win ln Wisonsin'c ser-1

recetiversto saklooseM long. Wt sj continuously in the fourth quarter, but pressure by the Wolverine
tried screens and flat passes to pass defense, especially by Wolfman Tom Darden, who blitzed Hagen
take the pressure off but they were repeatedly, kept the Gopher attack grounded,

not working well, either."
One reason these plays broke
down was the play of Henry Hill.
Hil snared enemy ball carriers 11
times, often sneaking behin ine
screen to break up a potentially
good play.
But still, the big gun for the
Wolverines was Taylor. 11i5 run-
ning keyed the Michigan offense
and posed a threat throughout the
game. When Doughty is healthy
again, though, Schembechler will
still have the problem of which one
he is going to run. Or will he?
"Maybe," the Wolverine mentor
expansively suggested, "we'll go
with two tailbacks."
The thought, one must admit, is
a bit staggering,

Defensive back Barry Pierson speared a fIHagen aerial with eight
minutes left to play and reserve sophomore linebacker Mike Taylor
snagged another six minutes later and the two thefts resulted in
touchdowns by Moorhead and Scheffler.
Schembechler couldn't contain his elation over the win. "It was
a great win for us, especially since we're not in good shape physically.
We were down at the half but we came back."
The Wolverines injury prospects at the beginning of the game
were indeed as black as the overcast weather. Besides the loss of both
starting halfbacks. Gabler and Doughty, they were also minus the
services of defensive end Phil Seymour, who is out for the season with
a knee injury.
. Yesterday's "body count" was negligible with no serious Wolver-
ine injuries reported.
The injury situation has served to improve Michigan's depth,
giving a lot of sophomores much-needed playing time. It's a good
thing, too, as Schembechler will need all the experienced troops he
can muster for the finale with Woody Hayes' task force.

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Knocking the Go phers in a hole

-Associated Press
MICHIGAN STATE QUARTERBACK Bill Triplett (17) leaps into
the air to pick up a few extra yards as Hawkeyes Layne McDowell
(78) and Ray Cavole wait to make the tackle. Triplett's efforts
were in vain as Iowa came back in the final minutes to win the
game.
Inspired Blue Ru -ers wall op
overmatched Kent State 8-0

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ond in three years, gives the Bad-
gers a 2-1 conference record this
season and makes them 2-4 over-
all.
Harry Gonzo, Indiana's quarter-s
back, matched Graff's four TD
aerials, and receiver Jade Butcher
tied a Big Ten record with three
scoring catches.
Graff broke the Wisconsin mark
of three touchdown passes in one

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Big Ten Standings
Conference Games

All Games

S)ecial 'To The Daily
KENT .Ohio-Dave Riely un-
questionably had his best birthday,
yesterday, celebrating his twenty-
,fith with his first goal and in-
spired the Michigan Ruggers' Blue
squad to an impressive 8-0 white-I
washing of Kent State.
Pro Standings

game.
M i c h i g a n dominated play After Roger Jaeger booted two
throughout the first half, but were field goals to give Wisconsin a
unable to cross the goal until the 6-0 lead, Graff connected with
closing minutes when Riely grab- Al Hannah on a 31 yard bomb.
bed a pass near the 30 and tore Hannah also caught a 39-yard
off for the endzone for a 3-0 lead touchdown pass and Graff threw
and the game's winning score, not 30 yards to Mel Reddick and nine
to mention several ruffled Kent to Joe Dawkins.
ruggers left in his wake. Jaeger added a 35-yard field
The blue team wasted no time goal in the third period to go
in the second half as Jeff Grill with his previous boots of 39 and
smashed over the line after aE32.
scrum and Cleveland Child kicked Fullback Greg Harvey scored
the conversion for the 8-0 victory. Indiana's first tochodown on a
Although Michigan was unable two-yard plunge after the Badgers
to rack up any more points, Kent ; had taken a 12-0 lead. And Eric
never was able to mount any Stolberg wrapped up the day's
threat against the inspired ruggers. scoring by grabbing a 15-yard pass
Head coach Professor John Rob- from Gonzo.
son commented that. "I was ex- A running attempt for the con-
tremely pleased with the boys version, which would have tied
play; their team unity wvas really the game at 36-all in the last
nice." period, failed.
Michigan now stands 5-1 for the

Ohio State
Purdue
MICHIGAN
Indiana
Wisconsin
Northwestern
Iowa
Michigan State
Minnesota
Illinois

W L T PF PA W
3 0 0 129 28 5
2 1 0 100 82 5
2 1 0 78 52 4
2 1 0 92 63 3
2 1 0 66 78 2
2 1 0 57 58 2
1 2 0 67 76 3
1 2 0 62 85 3
0 3 0 23 86 0
0 3 0 20 92 0

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0
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3
4
4
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5
6

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0
0
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PF
233
206
182
171
117
73
173
140
98
70

PA
42
166
113
140
203
177
172
153
211
196

FIRST DOWNS
Rushing
Passing
Penalty
TOTAL NO. RUSHES
NET YDS.-Rushing
Passing
FORWARD PASSES ATT.
Completed
Intercepted By
Yds. Intercept. Retd.
TOTAL PLAYS
(Rushes and Passes)
PUNTS (Number)
Average distance
FUMBLES (Number)
Ball Lost by
PENALTIES (Number)
Yards Penalized
YARDS KICKS Retd.
Punt Returns, Yards
KICKOFF Returns, Yards
KICKOFFS, returned by

68 !9
285 ?5
103 182
13 37
9 21
2 0
26 0

MICA.
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15

MINN.
16
5
10}
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Moorliead
Taylor
Craw
Henry
Bet s
Schieffler
Seyfertli
Moorhead
Betts
Mandicl
Harris
Taylor
Hankwitz
Henry
Werner
Team

MICHIGAN
Rushing
Tries GainsI
16 i1
:31 151
1z 50

Totals 67
Passing
Alt.
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304
Coin
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16
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Li
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3
0
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19

N et
61
151
50
6
<1
12
285
Yds
92
11
103
Yds
is
28
8
32
17
103

81
5
30
0
25
32
4
28

66
5
42.6
2
1
4
48
142
30
112
6

1 1
Totals 13 9
Pass Receiving

No.
3
totals 9
P'unting

Currn
Carter
Mayer
Cooi
Hagen
Currv
Parson
Ilamm
Mayer
Carter
Addison
Kemp
Cook

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MINNESO'1 1
Rushing
'Fries Gains
3 11
3 18
16 50
6 6
1 7
'lotals 29 9
Patsin ;
At. Comp.
33 19
}1 2
totals 37 21
Pass Receiving

Loss Net
15 -4
0 18
0 50
2 4
0 7
17 ;5
Int. Yds
2 156
0 :26
: is"
No. Yds
1 7
5 :32
6 :15
2 16
2 29
21 18'
No. Ave.
5 45.6

'Totals
Punting

No. Ave.
4 37.5
1 -2

Bowser

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Eastern Division
Ii ' . 'et.
ew York 7 1 .875
'hiladelphia 3 1 .750
lilivaukee 3 1 .750
taltiniore :3 600
)roit 22.500
iiinnati 4 1.333
oston 0 .000
Western ivision
an I Francis'o 1 .667
tlanta 3 2 .600
Os _litgi'lcs 3 ?.600
Alicgo ? ?.500
an Diego 1 2 .333
hoenix 1 .200
eattle 0 3 .000
Yesterday''s Resnlts
New York 128,. lt imore 99
C'ncinnati 109, Philadelphia 98
Detroit 15. .tlanta 104
'ioenix at San eatgo, inc.
Milwaukee at San l'ranv.ist'o, inu*
Las Algeles at Seattle., inc..

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FIrosh
By ELLIOT LEGOW
Imagine eight fumbles, an in-
effective passing game, and a
kick mishandled in the end
z o n e, leading to a Wolverine
loss to the Spartans. Last week's
disaster in East Lansing? No,
yesterday, at the Stadium where
the Baby Blue lost to the Mich-
igan State frosh 23-21.
It was the first game for both
teams and that fact was evident
from the onset when seven ma-
jor mistakes, including six by
Michigan, were m a d e in the
first quarter.
Both teams played just like
their varsity counterparts with
Michigan trying to mix passing
and running while the Spartans
stuck almost entirely to the
ground.

rgdd ers
Wolverines' o n 1 y touchdown deflecte
drive, carrying on eleven plays, ball all
and gaining forty-nine yards. score ar
Passing was, as Coach Louie The
Lee predicted, very inconsistant. aheadJ
Only five of the nineteen passes on a re
attempted by quarterbacks Jack end zo
McBride and Larry Cipa were The pur
completed as tosses invariably zone w
fell far long or well short of the Logant
intended receivers. Wegene
the ref
Michigan got off on the wrong confuse
foot when their first drive falt- State t
ered on their own 38. Trevor Just1
Mathews' punt was then block- J
ed and the Spartans took over a McBr
in great position on the Michi- lad to
gan 25. The drive was stalled lead to
on the 6, however, and the Spar- by Mike
tans had to settle for a 22 yard The
field goal by Marvin Roberts. their o
next d

d pass. Daniels took the
the way downfield for a
rd a 7-3 Wolverine lead.
Spartans moved back
just three minutes later
covery of a punt in the
ne by Leland Wegener.
nt had rolled into the end
here Michigan's Randy
touched the ball. When
r jumped on the free ball
erees were temporarily
d but finally ruled it a
ouchdown.
two minutes later after
ide fumble on the Michi-
the Spartans upped their
17-7 on a nine yard run
e Charette.
Wolverines finally got
ffens, moving on their
rive as they took up

lose opener

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season and 5-2 including their ex- Ilini scalped
hibition game. The ruggers return
home next week to face a tough COLUMBUS -Junior quarter-
Chicago squad. back Rex Kern eclipsed an Ohio

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GRIDDE PICKINGS
MIHIGAN 35, Minnesota 9
Iowa 19, Michigan State 18

East
Army 38, Boston College 7
Rutgers 21, Columbia 14

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