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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1966

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE VRM

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Purdue's

4-Leaf

Clover

Wilts

'M's

By JOEL BLOCK
In the Purdue locker room after
Saturday's game, Head Coach
Jack Mollenkopf looked like one
of those pilots who was captured
by the North Vietnamese and es-
caped to tell about it. With a
nervous smile he managed to joke
sarcastically to an over-elated
Purdue alumnus, "We sure slob-
bered them, didn't we!"
In explaining the 22-21 victory,
Mollenkopf used the only reasons
any coach in his position could use
-such phrases as : "I prayed to
God," and "We needed every break
we got to win."
If someone would have asked
Wolverine Coach Bump Elliott be-
fore the game last week what he
would be satisfied with in his
team's handling of All-American
Bob Griese, he might have said
something like the following: "Oh,
keep his pass completion per-
centage of .655 down to about a
more normal .500 and prevent him

from scrambling when we do cover
his receivers."
Griese Stopped!
But Elliott's defense did more
than that. Griese was held to the1
meager totals of seven completions1
in 17 attempts for 63 yards (ai
.412 percentage) and ten yards for
seven carries (a 1.4 average).
Griese had ;some rationalizations9
though.
"Their four-man rush made it
possible to double team my. re-
ceivers. Their defensive backs also
kept kicking (blocking at the line
of scrimmage) our flankers, pre-
venting them from running their
patterns with precision," he added.
Griese seemed concerned in the
locker room over his mediocre
showing. "I can't remember the
last time I passed for less than
.500. I'll have to worry about that
some this week."
Fullback Perry Williams, the
nation's leading scorer with nine
touchdowns in f o u r previous
games, couldn't manage to put a

single point on the scoreboard
the Boilermakers.
Big Click
The Wolverine offense clic
better than it had all year w'
the exception of the Oregon St
massacre against an inexperien
defensive secondary. The 430 to
yardage amassed by the Wolv
ines brought much chagrin to M
lenkopf.
He said after the game, "
really disappointed in the way(
defensive performed. I though
we were able to put 21 points
the scoreboard, we would have
by a sizeable margin."
When asked what hurt the P
due defense the most, Mollenk
said it was the pass over the m
dle to the halfback. "ThereN
supposed to be a man cover
Detwiler or Ward when he slip
past the line of scrimmageo
center."
Det Diesels
Indeed; it looked as if "Di
Det" was finally back on

for tracks after two and a fraction But he wasn't completely satis- dropping in the Michigan State
injury-plagued years. His 44 yards fied with his performance. "I felt game the week before.I
rushing, 57 yards on three catches, strong in my over-all running but "They did well against us on thej
ked and two touchdowns indicated not my lateial movement just Isn't the ground too," said Mollent opf.l
vith only his power but also his speed same yet as it was two years ago." "That Fisher, their fullback, is a
ate have returned to normal. Those passes to the halfback real strong runner. It's hard to
ced As for getting open for the that Mollenkopf lamented about stop him." It was almost impos-
otal touchdown pass and the other two were made most effective by Carl sible for the Purdue line to stop
ver- receptions, Detwiler had this ex- Ward. His five receptions quintup- "Fish" he rambled for I20
Zl planation, "The coaches put in a led his pass-catching total for the yards and a 6.0 rushing average,
couple of new patterns for me to four previous games and all five far and away his highest total for
'1rm vwrnlnnilnn rfnani a '..,. 2lthe season.

Roses
hitting Ward or Detwiler on a
screen or short pass up the middle.
j "Vid called a real good game and
hit really well on his passes while
under pressure," said Elliott. Vid-
mer hit the mark 13 out of 19 tries
for 208 yards, outshining his her-
alded counterpart.
One Mollenkopf strategem which
did prove effective was his con-
centrated rush on punts. "We
worked all last week on two types
of ten-men rushes," stated Mol-
lenkopf. With the added advant-
age, when Michigan punter Stan
Kemp had to stand deep in his
own end zone, Purdue guard Frank
Burke was able to both block the
punt and achieve a lineman's
dream-scoring touchdown.
But it took a barrelfull of good
breaks for Purdue to overcome
what many term Michigan's best
effort so far this year. Maybe
that's why Mollenkopf said after-:
wards, "We're on our own next
week aginst MSU."

our
t if
on
wone
?ur-
:opf
nid-
was
ring
ped
over
esel
his

run. t ey were also aouate ana
even triple-teaming Clancy and
maybe that's why (Dick) Vidmer
threw to me."

were for gooa yar age, over 21
yards on the average. All of a sud-
den he seemed to be able to catch
the same swing passes that he was

No

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By DIANE DREYFUSS
and ROBERT MOSSMAN
As the football season progress-
es, the true Big Ten fan tempor-
arily immerses himself in another
world, a world far removed from
the dynamic realm of the quarter-
back and company-the cold, im-
personal world of statistics.
This realm is at least a dry one,
one reduced to the two simple
columns of wins and loses, and
the anguish of a narrow defeat is
buried within a column of figures.
More specifically, the field of the
Rose Bowl candidates narrows as
many of the predicted favorites
start beating each other.
No Blue Roses
It appears obvious, although dis-
heartening to the Michigan sup-
porters, that it would take a
. miracle for the Wolverines to go
to Pasadena. When that fourth
quarter fiasco was finished last
Saturday, so were Michigan's
chances.
Since the Wolverines now have
two conference losses, their Rose
Bowl aspirations are about as be-
lievable as Senator Fulbright of-
fering a scholarship to a U.S.
Marine in Viet Nam. Even if they
should win all of the remaining
games, it would take several key
wins and losses by other teams
even to get Michigan in the back
door,
Despite all the pre-season pre-
dictton and jinxes, .sMichigan
State appears to be performing the
impossible. Although ineligible for
the New Year%- Day contest, the
Spartans have conquered all their
opponents Aso far. And at present
only, one' major power, Purdue,
'$ stands between them and their
second consecutive Big Ten title.
Pasadena for Purdue?
Returning to the all-important
race 'for the number two spot in
the standings, Purdue presently
wears the "Most Likely To Suc-
ceed" label. The "Spoilermakers"
A from Lafayette remain undefeated
in conference play, with the next
SPORTS NIGHT EDITOR:
DAVE WEIR

two games holding the key to their they have dropped three decisions
Rose Bowl chances. already. The Hawkeyes can only
Illinois,. at present in fifth with hope to improve upon their win-
a two wins and one loss, appears less record of last year.
to be a team with at least an Wipeout Woody

acknowledgable chance to get into
the number' two slot. Their two
difficult' remaining games will be
against Purdue and Michigan.

Finally, in one of the major sur-
prises of the season, Ohio State
dances precariously on the brink

Naturally, they must watch ofuisaster, for uibsbit is wuen
closely the returns from Purdue, Woody Hayes' team loses two im-
and a cheerful sign should come portant conference games in a
this weekend when they hear row. Before' last week's 11-8 loss
about Michigan State's victory. to MSU, the Buckeyes dropped a
Their following Big Tengame will one-point decision to Illinois.
be fought against Purdue and When all the ink and calcula-
should they win that one, the tion clears, Purdue emerges with
Illini "have a definite opportunity the best chance to follow MSU in
to get the nod to go west. the standings. They alone are inas-

Short Tie
Although at the present there 'is
a tie for third place between Wis-
consin and Minnesota, deeper an-
alysis shows this situation to be
temporary.
This Saturday Minnesota arrives
in Ann Arbor to do battle for the
Little Brown Jug. After that the
boys from Minneapolis must face
Ohio State, Purdue, and Illinois,
with each of these opponents still
maintaining some vision of a Rose
Bowl opportunity.
Wisconsin, the other half of that
unusual tie for third, has the same
problem, as they have yet to play
the cream of the Big Ten crop. The
Badgers are enjoying their height
while they can,'for most observers
consider them nellar material.
,'Cats May Growl
Northwestern, for one, may have
lost. one and. tied. one with Mich-
igan State waiting to'* give' their
bowl desires for this, year a death
blow,but the' Wildcats have 'tie
potential to give the Illini a tough
time.
Indiana, too, will have to wait
another year to pack its bags, for,
although they have won once, their
one loss and one tie will undoubt-
edly meet a tragic, end at the
hands of a schedule containing
Ohio State, Purdue, and Michigan
State.
Luckless' Iowa can't' even look
to some far-distant' date at which
time they will be eliminated; as

ters of their own rate, tar they
don't have to pray for anyoneeee
to lose if they win the rest of their
contests.

Bring Quick

Results

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GRID SELECTIONS

MASTER'S CANDIDATES:

The week's featured game pits{
perennial weakling of the Ohio
Conference, the Marietta Pioneers,
against their arch-rivals from Ot-
terbein College.,
Pre-season experts rated Ma-s
rietta 15th in the 15 team league,
while Otterbein was placed 11th.;
The Pioneers racked up an 0-5
record last season, compared to a
4-2 record for their rivals.
For the second straight week,
a "Little' Brown' 'trophy will be
at stake in a key Grid Pick game.
The "Jug" goes to the winner of:j
the "Wolverine-Gopher. contest,;
much like the celebrated "Basket"
went to The Daily after last
week's 8-0 slaughter of UAC.
Last week's winner, Dave Kul-
ton of 334 Cooley House, East
Quad, received two tickets to the
Michigan Theatre for his percep-
tive prognosticating.
Minnesota at MICHIGAN
(score)
TCU at Auburn
UCLA at Cal
Nebraska at Colorado

Florida at LSU
Notre Dame at Oklahoma
Northwestern at Iowa
Wisconsin at OSU
Texas at Rice
Stanford at Illinois
Virginia Tech at Virginia
Brigham Young at New Mexico
Iowa'State at Missouri
Purdue at Michigan State
Indiana at Miami (Fla.)
SMU at Texas Tech
Toledo at Western Michigan
Columbia at Rutgers
Mississippi at Houston
Marietta at Otterbein

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pretty good,'rea-s-on.
for going- on.
for! your M aster's.

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