THE MICHIGAN DAILY
ichigan Defense runches Staubach,2
Halt Middie Aerials;
Ward Tallies Twice
By TOM ROWLAND
Associate Sports Editor
Roger Staubach stood before the locker room mirror following
yesterday's 21-0 Michigan victory over the Middies and looked at the.
reflection of a very unhappy All-America quarterback and Heisman
He interrupted adjusting his tie occasionally to shake the hands
of well-wishers and consolers. The big problem? "We never got the
football into the end zone." For '
Roger 'Staubach it was a long of the aerials went only for short
afternoon, yardage. The longest pass Stau-
a Everybody's out to beat an all- bach threw went 13 yards to Doug
American, and crunch, thud, McCarty in the second quarter.
grunt, blood, sweat, tears, and an Flanker Eddie Orr was the fav-
occasional red dog - Miehigan's orite Navy target. He snagged five
defense sank Vfr. Middle and rest or H s
of the Navy crew in a display of passes for 57 yards.
power that "couldn't have been
much better." The Wolverines suffered from
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It might have been a disinte-
grating tackle by big Bill Yeaiby
as Staubach faded to pass in third'
quarter. It might have been the'
omnipresence of tackle John Yanz
in the Middle backfield. Or the
interceptions, tackles, and fum-
ble-pouncing of linebacker Tom
Cecchini. In any event, Staubach
ended up with a net minus three
yards rushing, 16 out of 30 in the
passing department (a far cry of
14 for 16 in Staubach's greatest
performance in the Michigan!
game a year ago), and an aggra-
vated ankle injury which is fig-
ured to keep hi. out of action for
at least a week.
That Michigan's defense was at
its- best is the word from Coach
Bump Elliott, a much happier in-
dividual in the home 'ocker room.
"We were really hitting out there
today - all those Navy fumbies
really hurt them, and the credit
goes to our hard tackling.
"Last week against Air Force
we learned a lot about our limita-
tions, especially on defense. I
think the key to the victory was
the big defensive effort. This team
has a lot of pride and makes a
great effort to improve. They came
to play, as they showed on the
Elliott refused to point out in-
dividual sparkling efforts, because
"they all played a great game."
But he picked out quarterback
Bob Timberlake as a big key to
Wolverine victory. The Michigan'
nelmsman hit home on seven of
11 tosses along with 51 yards
picked up on six carries
The Wolverines' honor man in
the yards department was left
halfback Jim (Diesel) Detwiler,
who before leav'ng the game in
the second half with a ig bruise
compiled' 77 yards .on 11 rushes.
And that's even yards a carry in
Carl Ward, speedster at the
other half, amassed 71 yards in
Navy Coach Wayne Hardin
cited Middle fumbles and inex-
perience as key factors in the
Wolverine win. "Michigan had no
surprises for us, but they were a
vastly improved team over last
year. Those early fumbles hurt us
-you just can't drop the ball
against a good team and expect to
Staubach got off to a slow start
through the air, missing the long
throw on the first play from
scrimmage and then having the
second picked off by Cecchini.
But midway through the first half
the Navy star homed in on eight
straight aerials in moving the
The. Wolverine defense held on
the long pass, though, as many
the bruises of the battle: Detwiler,
Barry Dehlin with a cut lip, Steve
Smith with a hip injury, Ward
harboring a bruised thigh. All
were -minor and aren't expected
to affect the Michigan lineup
against MSU next week.;
John Rowser, left half who has
sat out the first two games, may
be ready for the Spartans, too He
turned a knee in practice Friday
in a recurrence of an injury suf-
fered a week ago and didn't see
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Speaking of Michigan State,
Elliott said that he was "not sur-
prised" with the Spartans' 17-7
win yesterday over USC. "Mich-
igan State has an excellent foot-
ball team. We'll be ready to play
*'4 *. **
Elliott sent 55 Wolverine grid-
ders into the fray against the
Navy, including a total of 11 ends.
One of them was punter Stan
Kemp, who boomed three punts
for an average of 41 yards. That
includes a 60 yard boot from the
Michigan 40 to the end zone in
the fourth quarter.
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minutes of the first period. With
Navy on the host's 39-yard stripe,
pass to end Jim Ryan, but when
the junior Midshipman fumbled,
Staubach completed a five-yard
Rich Hahn recovered for the Wol-
Senior quarterback Bob Timber-
lake engineered the nine-play 66-
yard march in which Ward went
over left tackle from the Navy
two. On the extra-point attempt,
the snap from center was momen-.
tarily bobbled and Timberlake's
bid was unsuccessful.
Ward carried the ball five times
on this series, with his biggest gain
coming on a 25-yard sweep around
left end to the Navy 17.
Michigan took a Navy punt on
its own 20-yard line early in the
second half and marched 80 yards'
for the second tally in just nine
Timberlake was once again the
key to the offensive drive. With
a third-and-six situation, the big'
signalcaller faded to his right for
a pass, but was forced to run, and
dodged his way to a 27-yard gain
to the Navy 49. The Wolverines
quickly picked up another first
down at the Middie 36 and two
plays later Timberlake hit senior
end Ben Farabee on a 32-yard
play, setting up Ward's sprint off
tackle for the score on the next
Michigan elected to go for the
two point conversion and Farabee
took another pass in the end zone
for the extra points.
As the third quarter ended, the
stingy defense stopped a Navy
drive on the Wolverines' 28-yard.
line and ripped off the 72 yards
in ten plays for the final score
of the game. Timberlake mixed the
passing and running game, and set
up the touchdown himself, carry-
ing 11 yards to the Navy four.
Fisher had just entered the game
for that play, and on the next
play he powered his way over for
In last year's game, Staubach
completed 14 of 16 passes, two
going for touchdowns, and scored
Yesterday, the ,Heisman Trophy
winner completed two more passes,
but the longest was only 13 yards.
His total yardage last year was
237, compared to 166 yesterday.
Navy coach Wayne Hardin com-
mented after the game that "the
Michigan pass defense was about
the same as last year's, except
this time they were able to bottle
up our long aerials and refused to
give us those short ones on key
third down plays.
Staubach was obviously not as
elusive as he was last year.. Two
weeks ago during the Penn State
game, the Navy signalcaller in-
jured his Achilles tendon when an
opposing lineman fell on him and
managed to appear in only four
plays last week during Navy's 35-6
romp over William and Mary.
Only once throughout the game
did he show his old form. Michi-
gan's Stan. Kemp punted to the
Navy four yard line in the first
quarter. After the Middies had lost
two on a running play, Staubach
then faded back into his end zone
to pass, maneuvered between
tacklers, and picked up some
blockers to scamper to his own
Bruce Bickel, second string Navy
quarterback, saw more action' as
the game progressed and Stau-
First Downs 18
Total No. of Rushes 59'
Net Yards-Rushing 272
Forward Passes Att. 14
Intercepted by 3
Yds. interceptions ret. 13
Total Plays (Rushes and
Punts, Number 3
Average distance 41
Kickoffs, returned by 1
Yards Kicks Returned 47
Fumbles, Number 2
Bali Lost By 2
Yards penalized 59
AT THE TOP, WOLVERINE BILL YEARBY pursues Navy quarterback Roger Staubach in the back-
field during yesterday's action. The 'M' defensive line harassed Staubach all afternoon, blocking
several passes and causing one interception. Despite the aggressive Michigan line play, the Mid-
shipman was able to complete 16 of 20 passes for 166 yards.
AT THE BOTTOM MEL ANTHONY, (37), Michigan fullback, is tackled by center Bruce Kenton,'
(52), of Navy. The powerful Wolverine ground game showed its strength picking up 272 net yards
rushing. The Blue offensive backfield, led by Detwiler, Ward, Timberlake, and Anthony, ripped
through the Navy defense to average 4.6 yards a carry.
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Att. Comp. Yds.
30 16 166
5 1 15
35 17 181
n 1 1
No. Yds. Avg.
5 184 . 36.8
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