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October 13, 1978 - Image 14

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BALANCED OFFENSE THREAT:
State boasts

talented sq

tight end Mark Brammer.
Smith has worked with this set of
receivers for two years now and they
make MSU's sophisticated pass offense
work. Gibson has been cited by Rogers
as being one of the best athletes in
America, as well as being a true All-
American receiver..
Byrd, after missing last season with
an injury, and Brammer, who led the
Spartans last year with twenty-seven
catches, have been catching their share
of Smith's passes, as Gibson has
received double coverage by enemy
secondaries.
The offense is not limited to only an
aerial attack. State's pro set offense is
balanced with respect to passing and
the ground game. Quarterback Smith
has three extremely capable tailbacks
who can come in and get the job done
with Steve Smith, Bruce Reeves, and
Leroy McGee. State also has the power
on the offensive line to move the defen-

ders out with senior tackle Jim Hinesly
leading the crew.
ON DEFENSE, Michigan State has a
fine array of players returning from the
team that last year did not allow more
than three touchdowns in any one
game. Anchoring the 5-2 defensive front
are senior Melvin Land and junior
Angelo Fields. Land was the top tackler
from the line last year, garnering 102
stops. They are two of the Big Ten's
best and receive help from returning
middle guard, sophomore Bernie Hay.
The Spartan linebackers are ex-
tremely mobile. Junior Dan Bass is the
acknowledged number one man, and
led the team last year in tackles with
134. The linebackers also provide State
with a good pass defense and can be ex-
pected to give Rick Leach problems.
Michigan State also has three star-
ters returning in the secondary. They
are headed by Mark Anderson (six in-
terceptions in 1977), senior Tom Graves

ruad
and senior Jerome Stanton. Togethe
they give the Spartans depth and .ex
perience in the secondary.
Despite their dismal 1-3 record, the
team Michigan State is fieldin
tomorrow is not the same as the o'el
which played Purdue and Southern Cal.
The Spartans began to get it together
last Saturday against the Irish and
tomorrow will be another step on 'the
Spartans' path to respectability.

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SLACKS (32" waist only)....................Only
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$15
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Ed Smith

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Bruins
break
Buffalo
BOSTON (AP) - Stan.
Jonathan and Peter McNab
scored two goals apiece last night
as the Boston Bruins opened their
1978-79 National Hockey League
season with an 8-2 victory over
the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Veterans Brad Park, Jean
Ratelle, John Wensink and Don
Marcotte chipped in a goal apiece
as the Bruins extended their un-
beaten string at Boston Garden to
28 games against the Penguins.
Jonathan, a third-year
muscleman who had 27 goals last
season, put Boston in front to stay
by taking a pass from Bob Miller
and scoring on a15-foot shot at
17:40 of the first period.
Park, a defenseman beginning
his 12th NHL campaign, made it
2-0 early in the second period as
he intercepted a pass and beat
Pittsburgh goalie Denis Herron
with a 60-foot slap shot.
Peter Lee got the Penguins on
the board with a power-play goal
at 5:38, but Ratelle, starting his
19th year in the league, got that
back while the Bruins had a man
advantage at 12:33.
Jonathan made it 4-1 before
Wensink tipped in a shot for his
goal.
Dave Schultz scored on a 25-
footer at 3:58 to narrow the count
for Pittsburgh.
McNab connected on a power
play for his first goal at 13:07 and
31 seconds later added his
second.
Marcotte completed the
scoring on a breakaway while
'Boston was short-handed at
17:49.
Flyers catch Rangers
NEW YORK (AP) - Second-
period -goals by Bobby Clarke,
Bill Barber and Paul Holmgren
carried Philadelphia to a 3-3 tie
with New York last night and ex-'
tended to 13 games the Flyers'
unbeaten streak against the
Rangers.
New York - playing its first''
regular season game under for-1
mer Philadelphia Coach Fred
Shero - charged to a 3-0 first-
period lead on power-play goals
by Steve Vickers, Pat Hickey and
Mike McEwen. But Philadelphia'
- playing its first game for',-
Shero's replacement, Bob Mc-
Cammon - charged back for its
seventh tie with six victories over
New York since the Rangers last
beat them on April 4, 1976.{
New York, awarded three two-'~
man advantages by referee"
Bruce Hood, converted both ends' fterfrtopruiyatr
of their first opportunity after
Flyers defensemen Bob Dailey
and Andre Dupont were sent off'
at 9:36. Vickers tipped a Ron-'
Greschner shot past Philadelphia"-
goalie Bernie Parent at 11:00,'"'
and Hickey tipped in a McEwen"
shot just 23 seconds later.

Now comes Miller time.

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