Tuesday, November 4, 1969
THE MfCHIGAN DAISY
" (IOWA UPSET:
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by robin wright
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The Big Ten has gone crazy'
Look at inconsistent Wisconsin,'
for instance, who toppled second-
ranked Indiana, but lost to lowly
Northwestern by three touch-
downs, and then to Michigan by
And then there's the Iowa,
less Illinois Saturday, it could be
an unusual match.
For example, set Illinois - as it
played in the first half against
Purdue - loose against Michigan
- playing as they did in the sec-
ond half of last Saturday's 35-6
victory over Wisconsin.
An inspired Illini team was able
to outscore t h e second ranked
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beating powerful Pur- Boilermakers 19-14 in t h e first
were a b 1 e to nip the: half, although they finally lost 49-
State Spartans but 22 as a result of their perform-
By BETSY MAHON
According to the weatherman
autumn will be around until De-
:cember 21. It doesn't even seem
very cold outside. However, judging
from the snow jobs done by the
victorious Big Ten teams, one
might conclude that winter had
arrived a little early.
After receiving a cold reception
from lowly Illinois, the Purdue
Boilermakers came from behind
for a 49-22 victory. Following the
lead of their freshmen, who ear-
lier defeated the Boilermaker
frosh, Illinois grabbed a first
quarter lead. But, Purdue's Mike
Phipps spearheaded a three touch-
down binge in the second quarter
and repeated their hat trick in
the final period to put the game
out of reach.
PHIPPS, THE NATION'S of-
fensive leader, broke Bob Griese's
career and season touchdown
passing records, boosting his marks
to 31 and 17 respectively by hit-
ting Ashley Bell with two scoring
passes in the second quarter.
Phipps added two touchdowns
himself on dives of two and three
Ohio State continued its drive
for the Super Bowl, and their
twentieth consecutive victory by
snowing Northwestern, 35-6.
Northwestern barely had breath-
? ing room as the Buckeyes amassed
a 35 point lead before allowing
the3Wildcats to put their s o 1lo
tally on the board.
five times with State picking up
three of the bobbles while quarter-
back Harry Gonso threw t h r e e
interceptions. However, the in-
effective Spartan offense was un-
able to capitalize on these golden
Minnesota, not wanting to be
left out in the cold of a winless
season, surprised Iowa 35-8. Iowa
fullback fumbled the ball twice in
the first half and each time the
Gophers converted the miscues
Hawkeye quarterback L a r z" y
Lawrence who scored four touch-
downs against Minnesota last year
had the worst game of his career.
At one point attempting nine
passes, completing none.
.a~auc ~i Uaia, ru
succumbed last Saturday to give ''
the Minnesota Gophers f i v e
touchdowns and their first win of;
The topsy-turvyness of the sea-
son thus far means that the only'
legitimate prediction about t h e
outcome of the Big Ten race is
that it's totally unpredictable.
THE ONLY THING that seems,
certain is that Ohio State is go-
ance in the second half.
The Wolverines, on the other
hand, went scoreless in the sec-
ond half and could only rally for
three first downs, while the Bad-
gems made 13 first downs. Wis-
consin finished the game w i t h
five more first downs than Michi-
And despite their brilliant ef-
fort in the first two quarters, the
Wolverines gained only 42 yards
more than the Badgers.
Another notable comparison is
that Wisconsin completed 17
passes for 184 yards in the last
half while Michigan connected on
only one pass for 13 yards.
In addition, the Wolverines were
penalized 58 yards in the second
half, while Wisconsin was only
set back 16 yards.
None of this has been mention-
'ed to cut down on the glory the
Wolverinesddeserve for their fine
performance Saturday. But it
WOLVERINE WINGBACK Billy'
total of 142 yards in addition to
Taylor slashes through the Wisconsin line enroute to an impressive
spearheading Michigan to a 35-7 explosion over the hapless Badg-
toucihdown runs of 37 and 51 yards, bringing his season total to
ers. In all Taylor broke loose for
Accordingly, t h e Wolverine
mentor expressed concern for this
week's g a m e at Champaign-Ur-,
bana. "Illinois could give us a lot
mig to retain the conference; does reveal how erratic e v e n of problems. They have a strong
crown Rose Bowl contender can be this defense - better than last year's.'
And some coaches will even dis- year, and thus no one has a right "One thing I noticed when they
Pute that. to take any game for granted -- played both P u r d u e and Ohio
Throughout the season it has not even Illinois. State is that no matter what the
often appeared that two different conditions, they have kept their'
teams have taken the field in the COACH BO SCHEMBECHLER poise and enthusiasm throughout
halves - most recently in Michi- tried to explain one reason for the the game.
gan's performance against Wis- difference in the team's perform- " '
performance of the year, and it earned the defensive champion-
might have been due to a false ship of the week for .his punt re-
self-assuredness. turn which resulted in a 51 yard
"I think it's just as well that we touchdown. Morris Abrahams, an
didn't get 70 points against Wis- offensive tackle temporarily turn-
consin or that we didn't t e a r ed fullback, won the scouting
down the lockerroom after t h e team award.
game. That way we avoid getting ;,, .- ,:::::
"We're a good team and we get N BA Standings '
better every game, b u t I don't
want to talk about the Rose Bowl Eastern Division
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yet," he added. :NCev York 10 1 .909-
Ohio State's mainstays were
their usual superb selves in the
victory. Fullback Jim Otis tallied
thrice, two on one yard runs and
a third on a twelve yard p a s s
from reserve quarterback Ron
HOOSIER QUARTERBACK Harry Gonzo (16) sets to fire a pass
in the second quarter of the Indiana-Michigan State game Satur-
day. The Hoosiers, prime contenders for a Rose Bowl berth, gained
their 4th victory of the season as they defeated the Spartans 16-0.
Such inconsistencies may have;
significance for future games.
While no onme will contest that1
Michigan is favored to beat win-s
ance in the two halves.
"When you get things too easily,'
it's bad. You don't go out there
and play as hard in the second
half. You just don't suck it up
and play like you should,"
Thiey re a young squad, getting
stronger all the time. Their fresh-
man team beat the Purdue frosh
35-0," he added.
IN AN ATTEMPT to avoid'
what happened before the Michi-
gan State defeat, Schembechler
has been acting as an amateur
DESPITE HIS CONCERNS, the
Michigan coach felt good enough
about the victory that he named
14 defensive players and 8 mem-
bers of the offensive squad to the
Offensive champ of the week
was Bill Taylor, who made a near
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QUARTERBACK REX KERN , ..:,,.,.,. ,.,. _
confused the Northwestern de- ;..:.. .........
fense with his own patented blend *
of passing and keeper sweeps.
Kern rushed for 94 yards on 12
carries and completed 10 out of Conference Games All Games
17 passes for 117 yards before he W 'L T PF PA W L ' PF PA
was shaken up in the fourth quar- Ohio State .. 1 0 0 164 34 6 0 0 268 48
ter and had to leave the game. Purdue 3 1 0 145 104 6 1 0 251 188
Indiana managed to f r eeze MICHIGAN 3 1 0 113 59 5 0 217 120
Michigan State's offense as they
shut the Spartans out 16-0. Al- Indiana 3 1 0 108 63 4 3 0 187 140
though the Hoosiers' offense man- Wisconsin 2 2 0 73 113 2 5 0 124 238
aged to move the ball for 30 first Northwestern 2 2 0 63 93 2 5 0 79 212
downs and 479 yards they were Iowa 1 3 0 75 111 3 4 0 181 207
unable to get it across the g o a 1 MIichigan State 1 3 0 62 101 3 4 0 140 169
line. Don Warner salvaged three Minnesota 1 3 0 58 94 1 5 1 133 219
drives by kicking field goals of 38, Illinois 0 4 0 42 141 0 7 0 92 245
40 and 41 yards to set a new
Indiana record. The only touch- SATURDAY'S GAMES
down of the entire game w a s MICHIGAN at Illinois
scored by Larry Highbaugh on a Michigan State at Purdue
43 yard punt return.
G ridde Pickings
Silencing the wcbn statics proved to be an easy job as the Daily
Libels pulled out their plugs Sunday by a 22-0 margin. The score was
unusually low for a Libel game but as head coach Buster Block said
later, "Piling it on would have shown that we took the game ser-
iously,.which would have been a gross misrepresentation." "Besides,
we only brought eight players and we didn't want to get tired by
running down the field more than necessary.";
When asked why the traveling squad was so small Daily flat back
D. T. Cusumano stated that, "It's a long way down to South Ferry
Field and we didn't want to waste the gas to bring along unneeded
"We knew that the statics couldn't score because even though
they have the largest mouths in captivity they still can't catch a
football with their teeth."
It was immediately apparent to the statics that the few Libel
players present were in top physical shape. According to Foxy For-I
rester, Daily defensive coordinator, "We held a special training ses-j
sion Saturday nikht and by 6 a.m. Sunday morning none of us
could stand up."
Quarterback Jelly Bean Neubacher, who was in tip-top condi-
tion after a vigorous workout with bridge and beer, kept bidding no-
trumps in the huddle instead of calling signals, but was satisfied with
his performance. He did note, however, that Daily bridge fiend Krock-
ed Kirk, bad-breathed Libel lonesome end, kept pre-empting.
Baby face Barbas seared static sockets with his blinding speed.
It almost seemed as if he was 10 yards downfield before the ball
was snapped, but he was so quick that the refs didn't even see him.'
Buster and Bruiser, the blocking back Block brothers, bruised,
belligerant wcbn blitzers with blatant bashes, and Mort Nauseous
Noveck, intimidated the statics quasi-quarterback with a fierce
Last week's gridde pickings winner was Neal Dodell of 520 Pack-
ard, who coincidentally happens to room with Libel lonesome end Lee
Kirk. Conflict of interest has been charged, but as of now is unsub-
Another Cottage Inn Pizza, suitable for framing, will go to this
week's winner, with Coach Bo Schembechler's picks listed below.
He explained, 'Since the State repeat performance of the prev-
game I've tried to prevent t h e ious week by earning two touch-'
team's spirit from getting too high downs and 142 yards.
or too low. That was our poorest Defensive b a c k Barry Pierson
New York at Milwaukee, Inc.
Chicago vs. Philadelphia at Baltimore
San Francisco at Baltimore
New York at Phoenix
Seattle at Detroit
INDIANA TRIED hard to get
State on the scoreboard fumbling
iowa at indiana
WVisconsin at Ohio State
Northwestern at Minnesota
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Mtixx nesoi a
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4 3 4 .571
' 5 0 .286
1 5 1 .167
W L T Pet.
5 1 1 .833
3 4 0 .429
' 4 1 .333
1 6 0 .143
6 1 0 .857
4 z 1 .667
3 4 0 .429
1 6 .143
1147 , INew York
187 Kansas City
185 I Oaklanrd
103 San Diego
.At lanta at Detroit
New Orleans at Dallas
New York at St. L.ouis
Philadelphia at Washington
Sal Fraicisco at Los Angeles
Green Bay at Baltimore
Cleveland at Minnesota
i'ittsburgh at Chicago
L T Pet.
2 0 .750
1 0 .500
6 0 .25a
6 1 .143
7 0 .125
L T Pet.
1 0 .875
1 1 .857
4 0 .500
4 0 .500
4 0 .500
Et' -. >3
Detroit.26, San Francisco 14
Baltimore 41, Washington 1i7
Cleveland 42, Dallnas 10
Los Angeles 38, Atlanta 6
Green Bay 38, Pittsburgh 31
New Orleans 51, St. Louis 4?l
Philadelphia 23, New York 20l
MFinnesota 31, Chicago 1.1
Cincinnati 31, Oakland 17
New York 34, Miami 31
Kansas City 29, Buffalo 7
Boston 24, Houston 0
Denver 13, San Diego 0
Miami at Bostozi
Bulfalo at New York
Cincinnati at Houston
IDenver at Oakland
Sanx Diego at Kansas City
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Sociology Colloquium '
1. MICHIGAN at Illinois
2. Michigan State at PURDUE j
3. Northwestern at MINNESOTA
4. Iowa at INDIANA
5. Wisconsin at OHIO STATE
6. VANDERBILT at Kentucky
7. TEXAS A&M at SMIU
8. SYRACUSE at Arizona
9. PRINCET1 rat arvard
10. Oklahoma at MISSOURI
11. Alabama at LSLT
12. GEORGIA at Florida
13. TEXAS TECH at TCU
14. WAKE FORREST at Virginia
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14' Il T t. CGF GA
15. Utah State at AIR FORCE
16. Army at OREGON
17. KANSAS STATE at
18. MIAMI (O.) at Maryland
19. COLORADO at Kansas
20. Daily Libels vs. STUDENT
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