The Michigan Daily-Friday, November 3, 1978-Page 11
INJURIES KEY TO SIX 'STRAIGHT DEFEATS
By PETE LEININGER secondary. Sure-handed Brad Reid,
rie Iowa Hawkeyes have lost big in who was on the receiving end of a 60-
T ways this season. yard pass play earlier this season, will
o a ll, Bob s ommngs' sstart at split end. He is averaging 34
First of all, Bob Commings -squad yrdacth.
dropped their last six contests, yards a catch.
see roppthe t sixnoppontests' Iowa needs work on its passing game
ree of them to Big Ten opponents. if it hopes to complement its running
d the injury list looks about as tragic game. The Hawkeyes scored six touch-
the losing streak itself, downs on the ground compared to its
According to Cominings, the players opponents seven, but their opponents
ted as questionable are offensive have a big edge (11-1) in TD passes.
lard Greg Gilbaugh, cornerback Iowa's defensive squad is solid and is
dric Shaw and defensive tackles Joe tough to run on. They play a 4-3 front
afford and John Harty. with three linemen.
"We'll be good defensively Saturday
portion of the team that has
talent," injected Commings.
Middle linebacker Tom
unanimous All-Big Ten se
1977, will lead the Hawkeye
unit. Last year he set a schl
with 107 solo tackles.
Helping out Rusk are Dar
6-6, 250 at left end; Steve Va
228 playing right end, and Da
6-2, 190 at strong safety. All
Leven Weiss and Tim Gu
both quick and dependable l
for the Hawkeyes.
The Iowa secondary is pr
s the most weakest dimension of their defense.
Lack of speed is the major problem.
Rusk, a Handling the kicking for the
lection in Hawkeyes will be juniors Dave
defensive Holsclaw and Scott Schilling. Holsclaw
ool record will do the punting while Schilling takes
care of the placekicking.
rell Hobbs, To be successful Iowa will have to
zquez, 6-1, guard against the second quarter blues.
ve Becker, So far this season, the Hawkeyes have
I three are allowed a total of 74 points in the second
quarter while scoring only three.
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Injuries are the last thing Iowa needs,
pecially with the sputtering perfor-
ance of this year's offense. Iowa has
tored more than ten points only once
their last six games, and averaged a
neager 7.7 points a game during that
The Hawkeyes hope to get back on
rack this week with quarterback Bill
>olan, who played in last week's 34-7
"This will be the first time we've
one that (started the same quarter-
ack two weeks in a row) this year,"
tated Commings. "He started the year
s our fourth string quarterback (but
oved to starter as a result of injuries
the other quarterbacks)."
John Lazar, 6-1, 215, will be leading
e Iowa running attack. Lazar has
een the rushing leader the past two
easons for the Hawkeyes.
Starting in his first game as a college
layer will be 6-3, 200 pound tailback
enny Burke, cousin of Jim Smith
formerly of Michigan and now with the
teelers of the NFL).
Burke, who almost wound up at
ichigan, was awarded the starting
ole, as a result of his performance in
ast week's game with Purdue. In that
ame, Burke gained 52 yards on 14
Rod Morton will start at wingback.
orton had Iowa's only hundred-yard
ame last year, but has not seen much
ction this year.
Tight end Jim Swift, at 6-5, 238, is
lways a threat to the opposition's
By RICK MADDOCK
Special to TheDaily
PONTIAC - Twenty-three seconds
oesn't seem like a long time, but it was
nough time for the Detroit Pistons to
quander a three-point lead to the Seat-
e Supersonics at the Silverdome last
Jack Sikma dropped in the go-ahead
sucket with twelve seconds left to lead
he Supersonics to a 95-94 win over the
Sistons before a disappointed crowd of
'YOU SAY., 'Here take it, we don't
ant it,' and that hurts," said Piston
oach Dick Vitale. "We didn't execute
own the wire. We threw the ball where
wasn't supposed to be thrown. We lost
o d team that knows how to win.
Tie Pistons were leading 92-89, with
3 seconds remaining, at which point
hey lost the ball. The turnover led to a
6-foot jumper by Gus Williams. This
ut the Detroit lead to one point, with
ighteen seconds left.
John Long's inability to hold onto the
'istons' inbound pass led to the Sikma
ucket. The Pistons called a time-out,
>ut lost their final chance to win when
Cevin Porter was called for traveling
vith seven seconds left in the game.
WILLIAMS, the recipient of a
esperation foul by M. L. Carr, iced the
ictory with two free throws. Bob
anier came back with a meaningless
ame-ending basket, making the final
Sikma led the Supersonics with 20
ints and 17 rebounds, while Williams
ded 19. Lanier was the game's
ading scorer with 26 points. Terry
ler was the Piston's leading reboun-
r with 14.
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