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Page 8-Sunday, October 29, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Spartans spear Badgers

By The Associated Press
EAST LANSING - Quarterback Ed
Smith fired four touchdown, passes
yesterday as the Spartans rolled to a 55-
2 Big Ten college football rout of
Michigan State dominated the game
after the first quarter, although the
teams were not quite as mismatched as
the final score indicated. Several long
Wisconsin drives fell short of scoring.
MSU mounted a stiff defense near its
own goal line and broke several big
plays to cruise to victory.
Wisconsin took an early lead after
downing an MSU punt on the five yard
line. Two plays later, Smith was
smothered in the end zone for a safety.
Michigan State took control of the
game by thwarting a Wisconsin drive
fqur times inside the MSU two yard
After the goal-line stand, the Spar-
tans marched 99 yards in 10 plays to
score, the TD coming on a Smith-to-
Eugene Byrd pass.

Michigan State broke the game open
in the third quarter with four touch-
downs. On the fourth play of the half,
tailback Leroy McGee broke through
the Wisconsin secondary fr a 64-yard
TD dash.
* * *
OSU 63, Northwestern 20
COLUMBUS - Ohio State, with
fullback Paul Campbell scoring three
times, rolled up its highest point total in
28 years, breezing to a 63-20 Big Ten
Conference football victory over
winless Northwestern yesterday.
It was the most points the Buckeyes
had ever scored in Coach Woody Hayes'
28 seasons at the school. The last time
the Buckeyes scored more points was in
an 83-21 triumph over Iowa in 1950, the
year before Hayes assumed command.
Campbell bulled over for two one-
yard touchdowns and one of five yards
while Ohio State's top three tailbacks
combined for 266 yards.
Calvin Murray ran for 103 yards, Ron

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Springs for 98 and Ricky Johnson 83
from the tailback position for Ohio
State, 4-2-1 overall and 3-1-0 in the con-
Northwestern, a six-touchdown un-
derdog, momentarily stunned Ohio
State by tying the score 7-7 in the first
quarter. Lou Tiberi, a second-string
fullback, passed 11 yards to quarter-
back Kevin Strasser for the touchdown
for Northwestern, 0-7-1 overall and 0-5-1
in the conference.
* * *
Purdue 34, Iowa 7
IOWA CITY - Mark Herrmann
threw for two touchdowns to lead 17th-
ranked Purdue to a 34-7 Big Ten football
victory over Iowa yesterday, as the
sophomore quarterback continued his
mastery over the Hawkeye pass defen-
se. Herrmann hit 14 of 28 attempts for
186 yards.
Scott Sovereen opened the scoring for
Purdue with a 39-yard field goal on the
Boilermakers' first possession.
Sovereen also had a 27-yarder in the
fourth quarter as Purdue held onto its
conference lead at 4-0 and 6-1 overall.
Purdue scored twice within three
minutes as tailback Russell Pope ran 11
yards for a touchdown late in the first
quarter and Herrmann hit tight end
Dave Young with a 25-yard pass early
in the second period.
Indiana 3., Illinois 10
BLOOMINGTON -HThird-quarter
touchdowns by Mike Harkrader on a
one-yard run and Dan Powers on a 17-
yard pass from Scott Arnett broke a
halftime tie and sparked Indiana to a
31-10 Big Ten football victory over
Illinois yesterday.
The Hoosiers scored both times they
had the ball in the third period as
Harkrader, a sophomore tailback who
wound up with a season-high 164 yards,
keyed a time-consuming ground attack.
After the 10-10 halftime tie, Indiana
took the second-half kickoff 80 yards in
13 plays, for the go-ahead score. With
the score 17-10, Illinois advanced to the
Indiana 31-yard line, but a 49-yard field
goal attempt by David Finzer was no
good. This was the closest Illinois was
to scoring in the second half.
Indiana, 3-4 overall, evened its con-
ference record at 2-2. Illinois fell to 0-3-2
in the conference and 1-5-2 overall.

Daily Photo by ALAN BILINSKY
IT'S THE FAMED option play as Michigan's quarterback Rick Leach (7) prepares to make the decision to pitch out to wing-
back Ralph Clayton (22) or keep the ball. Leach appears to have made a good number of right decisions as he performed
well in the Wolverines' 42-10 victory over the Gophers. See page 9 for more football stories.


Stingy Middies torpedo Panthers

(By The Associated Press)
ANNAPOLIS, - Phil McConkey
recovered a teammate's fumble in the
end zone for a second-period touchdown
and unbeaten Navy went on to defeat
15th-ranked Pitt 21-11 yesterday,
equaling its best record in 18 years.
THE 18TH-RANKED Midshipmen
nailed down their seventh consecutive
victory by scoring twice in the third
period on Larry Klawinski's three-yard
run and a four-yard pass from Bob
Leszczynski to Curt Gainer.
,Meanwhile, the nation'srNo. 1-ranked
defense choked off any semblance of a
Pitt rushing attack.
Colorado 28, Missouri 27,
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Sophomore Ed-
die Ford burst for two touchdowns in
the final 20 minutes, the second a 16-
yard jaunt following a punt return by
Mike Davis, to rally underdog Colorado

to a 28-27 triumph over 13th-ranked
Missouri in a regionally televised Big
Eight football contest yesterday.
DAVIS' 22-YARD punt return set up
the Buffs' decisive score. Solomon
whipped a 16-yard pass to split end
Kazell Pugh and Ford rambled around
end two plays later to score with 5:22
left in the game.
In the final two minutes, the Tigers'
final chance for victory vanished as
placement specialist Jeff Brockhaus
fell short on a field goal try from the
Buffaloes' 33.
* .* *
Penn St. 49, W. Virginia 21
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. - Second-
ranked Penn State, stunned by two
West Virginia touchdowns in the first
four minutes of the game, came
charging back behind quarterback
Chuck Fusina and running back Matt
Suhey to defeat the Mountaineers for
the 20th' straight season, 49-21 yester-
Fusina ran for one touchdown and
threw to Scott Fitzkee for another,
while Suhey scored on two short-range
WEST VIRGINIA surged to a 14-0
lead with just 3:51 gone in the game, but
the Lions came alive when Joe Lally
blocked a punt late in the first quarter
and Penn State went on to score the
next 49 points.
* * *
Nebraska 22, Okla. St. 14
LINCOLN - Billy Todd kicked three
field goals and quarterback Tom Sorley
ran for one touchdown and passed for
another yesterday, to lead fourth-
ranked Nebraska to a 22-14 Big Eight

conference football victory over the
stubborn Oklahoma State.
THE, COWBOYS. stayed within
striking distance until Scott Burk over-
threw a wide-open Mel Campbell with
1:11 left in the game. The Cowboys
scored first on Ed Smith's 13-yard run.
That drive began at the Oklahoma State
20 after the Cowboys recovered Husker
I.M. Hipp's fumble.
Another Hipp fumble forced the
Huskers to settle for a 23-yard Todd:
field goal early in the second quarter.
Minutes earlier, Nebraska's Frank
Lockett had returned a kick 83 yards for
an apparent score but his effort was
nutlified when he stepped out of bounds.
Okla. 56, Kansas St. 19
NORMAN, Okla.-Elusive halfback
Billy Sims romped for 202 yards and the
game's first two touchdowns and defen-
sive linebacker George Cumby added
another as the number one ranked
Oklahoma Sooners blasted the Kansas
State Wildcats 56-18 yesterday.
The Sooners also scored on an 8-yard
run by quarterback Thomas Lott and
an 8-yard pass from Lott to Victor
Hicks in the first half, then finished the
scoring in the second half on 6- and 13-
yard runs by second-string quarterback
J.C. Watts and a 7-yarder by reserve
quarterback Kelly Phelps.
* * *-
Irish 20, Miami, Fla. 0
SOUTH BEND, Ind.-Vagas Fergu-
son bolted for two touchdowns and
Charles Male booted field goals of 47
and 37 yards yesterday to lead Notre
DAme to a 20-0 college football victory
over Miami, Fla.

Harriers place high

Special to the Daily
The University of Michigan cross
country team placed second, behind
Penn State, in the Central Collegiate
Championship at Glen Ellyn, Illinois,
"I think we might have done better
than them (Penn State) if we didn't
have the bad breaks. I'm not taking
anything away from Penn State, I felt

they are the best team in the East,"
commented coach Ron Warhurst.
THE BAD BREAKS Warhurst was
referring to occurred when twp of the
Michigan runners were tripped up and
lost a considerable amount of ground as
a result.
In one instance, Wolverine Doug
Sweazey was interferred with and lost
his shoe, forcing him to run part of the
race without his shoe. Sweazey was in
ninth place at the time of the infraction.
TOP FINISHERS for Michigan were:
Dan Heikkinen third with a time of
24:28; Steve Elliott, fourth-24:31;
Dave Lewis,, 11th-24:11, and Gerald
Donakowski 14th-24:43.
Warhurst was pleased with the per-
formance of his runners. "I think this is
the first time I felt fairly happy after a
Penn State won the meet with 36 poin-
ts, followed by Michigan's 52, Notre
Dame's 127, and Bowling Green's 131,
in a large field of teams.
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kings ice' Chicao,7w2
as Nedomansky shines
Special to The laily
DETROIT - The old parlay of opportunistic play and solid goaltending
was a winning combination last night, as Detroit defeated the previously
undefeated Chicago Black Hawks, 7-2.
Vaclav Nedomansky and newcomer Roland Cloutier led the Red Wings .
with five goals between them, as 15,872 fans at Olympia roared their
approval. Rogie Vachon played his finest game in a Red Wing net, allowing
only two late goals when the game was well in hand.
"They were clicking, they were checking and they were skating with
authority," said a pleased Detroit Coach Bobby Kromm. "We took
advantirge of some opportunities early in the second (period) and kept it up
all the time."
The ones who kept on the pressure were Detroit's "odd couple." The
veteran Nedomansky-who scored the only first period goal en route to a
hat trick-and the rookie Cloutier-who brought the crowd to its feet with
two picture goals-buzzed around the Chicago end, creating chances for
themselves and their teammates.
After Nedomansky's first period'marker, four Detroit goals broke the
game open ii the second period. Dale MCCourt blasted a 20-foot slap shot
past Chicago goalie Tony Esposito at :16 to start' the onslaught.,Before the
stanza was over, Cloutier and fellow rookie Fern LeBlanc combined tallies
with Nedomansky's second goal of the game to boost Detroit to a 5-0 lead.
Cloutier's goal was by far the prettiest. The rookie from Kansas City
deked past Bobby Orr and around Doug Hicks before flipping the puck over
Esposito's right shoulder. Cloutier and Nedomansky sandwiched their final
goal around two Chicago tallies in the third period.

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