UVEMJSE 14,29 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
iresHead Toward Undefeated Season
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By JIM BERGER
The San Diego Chargers are on
the verge of accomplishing a pro-
fessional football "impossibility"-
an undefeated, untied season.
With last weekend's close, 19-16
win over the Denver Broncos, the
Chargers have just clinched the
Western Division Championship in
the American Football League.
Sunday's win was their 10th
straight without a loss this season.
Although the Chargers are sec-
ond in the AFL in total offense
with 3,240 yards, the main reason
for their success has been their
defense. San Diego's defensive sec-
ondary, known as the "seven pi-
rates" and their defensive line,
known as the "fearsome four-
some," have dominated the league
The "pirates" set an AFL record
two weeks ago when they increased
their pass interception total to 35,
shattering Buffalo's previous high
of 33 established last year in the
AFL's first year of play. And Sun-
day they added to this total with
five more interceptions, San Di-
ego's "pirates" also broke another
Pro Grid Standings
record-yardage gained on inter- they were defeated in the cham-
cepted passes. pionship game by the Houston Oil-
Denver, with 417 yards, previ- ers.
ously held the record in this de- With Houston's win over Boston
partment but San Diego shattered Sunday, the Oilers are now in the
this mark with 732 yards and six top spot in the Eastern Division,
touchdowns. and a repeat of last year's cham-
Staunch Defense pionship game appears likely. In-
The "pirates" and the "four- cidentally, the Chargers defeated
some" have limited the opposition the Oilers 32-24 in a regular sea-
to 225.5 yards per game-another son contest this season.
league leading total.
Offensively, they present a high- The National Football League
scoring and balanced attack. Jack underwent its usual weekly
Kemp, their versatile signal caller, changes due to the perennial up-
has accounted for 16 touchdowns. se
Kemp has scored six himself and a knot after New York's trouncing
has passed for the other 10. Sun- Philadelphia. The Eagles and
day he passed for two, hitting full- of i adenohie The elead
back Keith Lincoln for a 91-yard Giants re now tiedrecordThe lea
pass-and-run play, and hitting wt dnia 72rcrs h
p nd -run Blaycar t n d hi-ytrdg mCleveland Browns are right behind
end Bob Scarpitto on a 16-yard them with a 6-3 mark.
Louhdoe p starsVikings Upset Colts
Lowe Stars In theiWestern Division the
Paul Lowe is the other standout Baltimore Colts lost any chance
in the backfield. The former Ore- to gain the title as they were upset
gon State star had carried (up to by the Minnesota Vikings. The
Sunday) 125 times for 655 yards Green Bay Packers held off the
and eight touchdowns. Bo Rober- Chicago Bears, 31-28, to maintain
son is the other leading ground a firm hold on the first-place
gainer for the Chargers. The spot.
rookie from Cornell had carried Detroit, with their offensive out-
48 times for 294 yards, a 6.1-yard break against St. Louis, is in sec-
average and three touchdowns. ond place while the Bears hold
Second Charger Championship down the third slot. The slumping
The Chargers have now taken San Francisco Forty-Niners and
the Western Division crown for their famed shotgun lost to coast
the second consecutive year. Last rival Los Angeles, and the Forty-
year as the Los Angeles Chargers, Niners are now in fourth place.
Oregon Player Refuses
_To Testify on Gambling
CHARGER FIELD GENERAL-Jack Kemp, Los Angeles Charger
quarterback and top passer in the American Football League, is
one of the many reasons for the Chargers' excellent showing this
season. Under Kemp's direction, the Chargers are 10-0 and are
pointing toward an undefeated season.
I GRID SE LECTIONS
It took a woman to win this weekend's Grid Picks contest.
Greta Larson, 812 Spring, managed to pick the upsets and
scored 15 out of 20 (right, missing only the Wisconsin, Duke, Ten-
nessee, Oklahoma and Oregon State games.
Her 27-6 prediction of the Michigan game gave her the nod
over Dolores Nachman, 4416 ,Markley, who also scored 15 but
guessed 21-0 on the 38-6 score.
Miss Nachman was the leader of a determined Markley ag-
gregation which entered en masse and turned in scores ranging
all the way down to eight right.
To enter this week's contest, bring in your choices before
Friday midnight to Grid Picks, Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard, Ann
Arbor. The winner gets two free tickets to the Michigan Theater,
now showing "Breakfast at Tiffany's."
L THIS WEEK'S GAMES
rk 7 2
dphia 7 2
nd 6 3
rgh 4 5 4
is 4 5 C
Lgton 0 9 4
Green Bay 7 2 0
Detroit 5 3 1J
Chicago 5 4 0
San Francisco 4 4 1
Baltimore 4 5 0'.
Los Angeles 3 6 0 .
Minnesota 2 7 0 .
New York 38,'Philadelphia 21,
Cleveland 17, Washington 6
Detroit 45, St. Louis 14
Green Bay 31, Chicago 28
Los Angeles 17, San, Francisco 7
Minnesota 28, Baltimore 20
Pittsburgh 37, Dallas 7
Iowa at MICHIGAN (score)
Northwestern at Michigan
Purdue at Minnesota
Oregon at Ohio State
Illinois at Wisconsin
Indiana at West Virginia
Georgia Tech at Alabama
Oklahoma at Army
Cornell at Dartmouth
North Carolina at Duke,
11. WakeForest at Maryland
12. Colorado at Nebraska
13. Syracuse at Notre Dame
14. Southern California at
15. Yale at Princeton
16. Texas A&M at Rice
17. Mississippi at Tennessee
18. Texas Christian at Texas
19. Washington at UCLA
20. Utah State at Utah
EASTERN DIVISION -'
Houston 5 3 1
New York 540
Boston 5 4 1
Buffalo 4 6 0
W L t
San Diego 10 0 0
Dallas 3 6 0
Denver 3 7 0
Oakland 2 7 0
Buffalo 30, Dallas 20
Houston 27, Boston 15
San Diego 19, Denver 16
New York 23, Oakland 12
EUGENE, Ore. (P) - Halfback
Mickey Bruce of the University
of Oregon, who said he was of-
fered a $5,000 bribe last year at
Michigan, refused yesterday to go
East to prosecute the case.
"I've done my duty. I reported
it. I can't afford the time to go
back there," said Bruce, a senior
and a pre-law student.
That apparently will close the
case. Michigan authorities said
they would be unable to prose-
cute if Bruce will not testify and
will not sign a complaint.,
Bruce said he had missed some
mid-term examinations because of
a football injury and could not
afford the time away from his
studies. He also said he has an
obligation to his fraternity.
Father Advises A
The halfback said he reached
his decision Sunday night after
talking with his father, Robert
Bruce, a San Diego attorney. He
said his father advised against the
Athletic Director Leo Harris was
upset at Bruce's decision. Harris
last week said Bruce, although
injured and unable to play, would
go with the Oregon team to Co-
lumbus, Ohio, Thursday, to be
available for Michigan authori-
ties. Oregon will play Ohio State
"It is a tremendous disappoint-
ment that he is not going to go,"
said Harris. Bruce said Harris had
not talked with him before an-
nouncing that Bruce would make
Michigan authorities at Detroit
said they had planned to get
Bruce's statement at Columbus,
and then-if the statement war-
ranted-take Bruce to Detroit to
sign a complaint.
Bruce earlier testified before the
Senate subcommittee, investigat-
ing gambling, that Frank Norman
Rosenthal of New York City had
offered him a $5,000 bribe to see
that Oregon lost to, Michigan last
year by at least a certain number
of points. Bruce said he reported
the incident at once.
He said yesterday he does not
intend to go back for any later
"It has been a year and a half
since the incident, and it is now
a little hazy in my mind as to
exactly who said what," Bruce
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