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The Michigan Daily-Sunday, Decen

Page 16-Sunday, December 10, 1978-The Michigan Daily

More bowl action offered for
the die-hard football spectators

Rose Bowl Action

(Continued from Page 8)
Vagas Ferguson led the Irish running attack this
season with 1192 yards, 5.6 per carry, and seven
touchdowns. The other back, fullback Jerome
Heavens rushed for 728 yards, 4.1 yards per carry
and four touchdowns.
In all, the Cotton Bowl should prove to be a decent
New Year's Day activity. Due to their experience
and depth, Notre Dame appears to have the upper
hand in the battle, but then again, Houston has
pulled some surprises this season, the biggest of
which was becoming champions of the southwest
Conference. BILLY SAHN
Miami, Florida
It is a common belief among
football men that when two
teams meet twice in one year,
the team that won the first
game will have a much
tougher time of it the second
time around.
THIS THEORY will be put
to the test on the night of
January 1 in Miami when sixth-ranked Nebraska
will try to make it two in a row over the fourth-
ranked Oklahoma Sooners in the Orange Bowl. The
Cornhuskers (9-2) won the November 11 battle 17-14,
but are still heavy underdogs to the Sooners (10-1) in
this unusual Bowl game rematch between the top
two teams in the Big Eight.
A major reason Oklahoma is expected to avenge
the earlier defeat is the running of Heisman Trophy
winner, Billy sims. The slender junior led the nation
in rushing and scoring this season while averaging
an amazing 7.6 yards per carry. In the first game

with Nebraska, Sims ran for 153 yards and two
touchdowns. He lost the ball twice on fumbles,
however, the second time on the Nebraska three-
yard line with 3:27 left in the game.
QUARTERBACK Thomas Lott directs the
powerful Oklahoma wishbone attack with the
support of a superb offensive line. Guard Greg
Roberts is the standout and was the recipient of this
year's Outland Trophy as the country's best
Nebraska, whose two losses came against
Alabama in the opening game and Missouri in the
final one, also has a fine running attack, led by Rick
Berns and I. M. Hipp. Berns ran for 113 yards in 25
carries in the first game. Tom Sorley does an
adequate job at quarterback for the Cornhuskers.
BOTH TEAMS have watched national title hopes
slip from their grasps. If Nebraska had defeated
Missouri in the season finale, it would have
probably faced Penn State in the Orange Bowl for
the national championship. Instead the
Cornhuskers lost, and Penn State was drawn to the
sugar Bowl. Now Nebraska must play Oklahoma.
Jackson vile, Florida
They finished with a 10-1
record and won the ACC title.
They were ranked as high
as 7th in the AP poll, and
they're 4th in the nation in to- 0b C
tal offense.
Yet the Clemson Tigers, like
Rodney Dangerfield and the
Ann Arbor meter maids, get
virtually no respect.

BUT THERE they are, pitted in the Dec. 29 Gator
Bowl against Woody Hayes' once-mighty Ohio State
Buckeyes (7-3-1).
People get on Bo for his final game flops, but
Woody and his charges have fared little better. Only
twice in the last nine years have the Buckeyes won
their season finale, and this year promises to be no
easier, despite Clemson's relative no-name status.
THE TIGERS went undefeated in the conference
this year, disposing of Duke, North Carolina and
Maryland with little trouble. The Tigers rode the
crest of quarterback Steve Fuller's passing arm to
victories in every game except Georgia, which
defeated the Tigers 12-0. For the second consecutive
season, Fuller won the total offense crown in the
ACC, rushing this year for 611 yards and 9 TD's and
passing for 1,392 yards and 7 more TD's.
Fuller's favorite receiver is wide reciever Jerry
Butler who has snagged 54 tosses for 864 yards, an
average of 16 yards a catch.
ON THE ground the Tigers can roar with
authority, led by tailback Lester Brown, who sped
for 1006 yards and 17 TD's, the latter being a single
season record at Clemson.
Defensively the Tigers should be able to stand up
to any Art Schlichter shenanigans, as Clemson
ranks 8th in the country in passing defense.
The Buckeyes are hoping that their injury-prone
running backs are healthy for the match-up. Backs
Paul Campbell and Ron Springs, as well as
Schlichter, have all rushed for over 500 yards this
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The USC Trojans will be playing in
their 22nd Rose Bowl on New Year's
Day, far and away the most
appearances by any team in the nation.
Southern Cal's record of 15-6 represents
two more extremes-the most wins in
the "Granddaddy Bowl of them All" as
well as the most setbacks.
NINE OF USC'S Rose Bowls were
played before the current Big Ten-Pac
Ten agreement to send out the
respective conference champions each
year. Michigan will oppose the Trojans
for the third time since the pact went
into effect in 1946.
(All Rose Bowl unless indicated)
1923-USC 14, Penn State 3
1930-USC 47, Pittsburgh 14
1932-USC 21, Tulane 12
1933-USC 35, Pittsburgh 0
1939-USC 7, Duke 3
1940-USC 14, Tennessee 0
1944-USC 29, Washington 0
1945USC 25, Tennessee 0
1946-Alabama 34, USC 14
1948-MICHIGAN 49, USC 0
1953-USC 7, Wisconsin 0
1955-Ohio State 20, USC 7
1963-USC 42, Wisconsin 37
1967-Purdue 14, USC 13
1968-USC 14, Indiana 3
1968-Ohio State 27, USC 16
1970-USC 10, MICHIGAN 3
1973-USC 42, Ohio State 17
1974-Ohio State 42, USC 21
1975-USC 18, Ohio State 17
1977-USC 14, MICHIGAN 6
1977-USC 47, Texas A&M 28
(Bluebonnet Bowl)

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