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12-Sunday, September 9i 1979--The Michigan Daily

Wildcats submit to

Wolverine machine

(Continued from Page 1)
ther hampered the rebuilding of the
e. Of the four, Schembechler is op-
iistic that Paris and Powers will
urn to action soon.
rhree plays later, Michigan was first
d goal-to-go on the two-yard line.
ckey then ran the ball for a TD put-
g Michigan on the scoreboard for the
st time this season.
RETURNING placekicker, Bryan
rgil notched the conversion point to
ake the' digital scoreboard read
chigan 7, Northwestern 0. The ex-
rienced senior kicked six more extra
ints during the game.
Undisputedly, Michigan's most ex-
ing score of the 60 minutes of action
rme with 1:48 remaining in the first
arter. The 6-0, 172 Carter broke loose
For more sports see
pages 10 and 11.
a 78-yard run and Blue touchdown,
tting Michigan ahead by the score of
0.
['he wide receiver from Riveria
ach, Fla. stunned the crowd with his
autiful run as he gracefully floated in
r Michigan's third score of the game.
[is performance did not surprise
e," said Schembechler after the
ie. Yet the young speedster, who
n three punts for 83 yards and took
o kickoffs for 42 yards, was nervous
admitted afterwards.
CARTER DISPLAYED much more
thusiasm abouthis day than did his
ach. "Coach Bo was telling me about
ing nervous about it (his first game)
frpnt of 105,000," commented Carter,
ut he was about the only one on my

side, y' know, not to be nervous," he
continued.
The fleet-footed receiver chose to
play his college football at Michigan
over Texas because he wanted "to be on
a winning tradition team . . . Rose
Bowl," he said.
Carter, whose longest run in high
school was only 49 yards, described his
thoughts as he broke open bringing the
fans to their feet. "I thought about high
school days back then, but it wasn't that
easy then," remarked Carter. In
response to a question about whether
high school football was tougher than
playing against Northwestern, Carter
answered "yeh"
CARTER SCORED his second touch-
down of the game, Michigan's final
score, when quarterback John
Wangler, who started the second half,
passed 12 yards to his receiver in the
endzone with 4:00 remaining in the
third quarter.
The Wolverines scored three other
times during the first half under the
guidance of Dickey. Dickey, who
passed well despite being slow on run-
ning the option, left the field at halftime
with his team ahead by the score of 35-0.
Michigan raised its point total on
their second series, moving the ball 81
yards in nine plays. The score came
with 3:30 to go in the first quarter when
Dickey rolled left and drilled his,'first
touchdown pass this season to tight end
Norm Betts in the endzone. The pass
accounted for nine of the 68 yards that
Dickey passed during the afternoon.
MICHIGAN'S FOURTH score of the
day came with 7:26 showing, on the
clock in the second quarter. With first
and ten on NU's 35, Dickey faked a pit-
chback and rolled right and down the
sideline for six points.

Only 5:12 later, Dickey pitched out to
Butch Woolfolk for another TD. The
score consumed 65 yards in 10 plays,
and came on a third goal-to-go situation

to end the first half scoring.
With Wangler at the helm in the third
quarter, Woolfolk took a pitchback at
right end, broke a tackle and went in to

score his second TD of the game.
Northwestern's only bright-spot of
the afternoon occurred in the final
quarter of the game when running back

Dave Mishler scored on second down
and goal-to-go from the one yard line.
The TD consumed up 54 yards in nine
plays.

I

Byout of theGlue
By Geoff Larcom

Daily Photos

s
FRESHMAM ANTHONY CARTER leaps to haul down a 12 yard pass from
Michigan's John Wangler as Northwestern's Mark Adams (20) watches in the
picture at left during the third quarter of yesterday's game. At right, a game

official gives the touchdown signal as Carter celebrates his second score of
the game, putting Michigan ahead 48-0.

jening day.. .

JL

... not much to say
How good is the 1979 version of the Michigan Wolverines?
Don't ask Bo Schembechler yet, he's not telling.
Not after yesterday's business-as-usual 49-7 smothering of the Wildcats,
which seemingly proved little to Schembechler and his coaching staff as to
how far the Wolverines can go this year.
As Bo entered the crowded press room, he anticipated the first question
on the tips of the writers' tongues. "What does this game tell you about your
team? Was the performance all you expected, Bo?"
It's hard to evaluate the game from our standpoint. We'll have to wait 'til
next week to find out if we have a ball club. Of course we're happy to win and
happy to get a lot of people in the game," was Bo's prepared answer.
Undoubtedly Schembechler would have preferred a slightly tougher
tuneup fornextiSaturday's fracas with Notre Dame than what the Wildcats
provided yesterday.
From the opening kickoff it was clear that here was a team which just
wasn't going to move the ball against Michigan. Nor was it going to stop the
Wolverines in their tracks once they took possession.
In fact, after Anthony Carter busted away on his 78-yard scamper, there
seemed little reason to play on, save to give untested players needed game
time.
But despite the difficulty in evaluating his squad, following a 42-point win
over a team which has won just two games over the last three years, Schem-
bechler appeared fairly light-hearted following the game. So you feel he must
have liked some of what he saw out there, starting with his quarterback
situation.
"Dickey and Wangler both did a good job. I've told you that quarterback is
not a problem," Schembechler said for the umpteenth time this week.
Bo set at QB
And, indeed, there appeared little dropoff in effectiveness when Wangler
took over the signal-calling reins in the second half. B.J. Dickey completed
six for eight in his first college start, and then Wangler came in to nail down
five of his six passing attempts. In all, Dickey threw for 68 yards, while
Wangler gained 67 through the air, with both throwing a touchdown toss.
So after one game, it appears the biggest problem Schembechler has is
deciding who to play, and that, any coach will tell you, is no problem at all.
Nor will Bo worry about his receiving corps, perhaps the most talented
he's had in his decade at Michigan.
"Our receivers could be our best ever. They have the most speed overall
and the best hands of any group we've had," Schembechler said.
The newly-crowned dean of Big Ten coaches had to be particularly
pleased with the game of Anthony Carter, the highly-touted freshman from
Florida. Carter caught two passes for 27 yards in addition to his breathtaking
punt return, where with pure speed he simply broke away from the bottled-up
Northwestern coverage. The early success should be a great tonic for the 160-
pound whippet, who narrowed his choices down to Texas and Michigan before
opting for the Big Ten school.
But with Notre Dame about to rear it's highly-rated head on the horizon,
the prime offensive headache for Schembechler remains the offensive line, or
what's left of it after injuries have taken their toll.
Injuries hobble line
To lose mainstays John Powers and Bubba Paris for the beginning of the
season is rough enough, but backup tackle Dan Kwiatkowski is hobbled as
well at present along with backup center Tom Garrity. Schembechler is
bringing Powers and Paris along slowly, not wishing to jeopardize either of
their futures. Both are in excellent physical condition as a result of the
rigorous conditioning programs they've been on while recovering from their
khee operations.
The patchwork line moved the Wildcat defense almost at will, as it gave
little of the resistance which the Irish should bring to town come Saturday.
And, for a while it appeared as if the Wolverines might really be in a hole,
with Captain John Arbeznik limping off after aggravating his sore knee on the
Wolverines' second play from scrimmage.
C .hawhnnin necaehi. ar mrd willmhhaek StrdCay rnhowever. "If

AFTER ONLY SIX DAYS TO PREPARE
Richter pleased with band s debut

By DAN PERRIN
While Michigan coach Bo Schembechler was
rattling off quotes about how it was impossible to
evaluate this year's football team by looking at*
yesterday's 49-7 thrashing of lowly Northwestern,
newly-appointed Michigan Marching Band Director
Glenn Richter was saying the opposite about his
troops.
Richter, tabbed to succeed the legendary George
Cavender at the tender age of 30, was ecstatic about
the band's first show, of 1979 (Richter's first ever at
Michigan), which came just six days after their first
rehearsal.
"I'm pleased," Richter said. "What we asked them
(the band members) at the beginning of the week was
to take the best parts of the rehearsals, work hard in
the rehearsals and then plug those into the perfor-
mance.
"And that's what they did," continued the Texas
graduate. "The whole idea of rehearsing is to get it up
to a performance level and put it all together on
Saturday. They performed where they should've per-
formed today and they should continue (t get better."
Most people don't realize that's quite an accom-
plishment. Preparing a marching band of 215 for a
season-opening performance in less than a week is no

easy task. It's even more difficult when the director
is new and over half the bandsmen are freshmen. It
takes a heckuva lot of extremely hard work,
cooperation, concentration and dedication.
So, for Richter to be pleased with his squad's initial
performance is good news, indeed. Keep in mind that
this man has no Michigan background and was under
a great deal of pressure to produce a top notch band
in the manner that George Cavender and William
Revelli had for the past 27 years. That's no job for the
weak and timid.
"It (one week) doesn't give you as much time as
you would-like to get the discipline and fundamentals
down and give the players' lips a chance to get con-
ditioned," explained Richter. "It's kind of tough to do
that all in one week. It's asking a lot."
That it is, but Richter got the job done and done
well. The band sounded like Michigan bands of the
past, producing a sound that is envied all over the
country, if not the world. Richter even surprised the
alumni on the far side of the field with a solid-
sounding rendition of "War Chant," a Michigan
favorite by tradition.
Richter's debut as new conductor was successful on
all counts and he is quick to credit everyone involved
with the band.

- "You measure the success of a show by the way the
students feel about it," Richter pointed out. "They
should, after a long, hard week of work be able to
come off the field feeling good about themselves and
most importantly (feeling good) that they have been
able to affect other people's emotions.
"They've been able to entertain and execute to the
best (of their ability). If they can come off the field
smiling and happy about their performance, then
that's best for everyone.
"The students, rank leaders and graduate assistan-
ts-they were the real keys," continued the en-
thusiastic Richter. "I think the fact that the students
and the staff worked so well together during the-week
and were patient with one another made the real dif-
ference.".
With one game under his belt, the exuberant
Richter hopes the pressure will lessen and the burden
will lighten.
"I feel a lot better personally and I think if I can get
more at ease then the students willIbe more at ease,"
said Richter. "We've got a very ambitious program
musically for the next show, but I feel like they (the
band members) are going to be able to handle it
well."

No surprises G 'd

MICH N'WEST'N
1st downs.................. 50/347 41/120
Passing (att/com/int)18/12/0 23/11/1
Passing yds................ 140 69
Punts (no/yds) ............ 2/41.5 9/35.8
Fumbles (no/lost).......... 5/1 0/0
Penalties (no/yds).........G5/75 5/22
SCORING
Michigan ................. 21 14 14 0 - 49
Northwestern.............0 0 0 7- 7
SCORING PLAYS
MICH-Dickey 2 yard run (virgil kick)
MICH-Betts 9 yard pass from Dickey (virgil kick)
MICH-Carter 78 yard punt return (virgil kick)
MICH-Dickey 35 yard run (Virgil kick)
MICH-Woolfoik 1 yard run (virgil kick)
MICH-Woolfolk 3 yard run (virgil kick)
MI -Carter 12 yard pass from Wangler (virgil
-kick)
NW-Mishler 1 yard run (Poulos kick)

NORTHWESTERN
att
Dennis ......................... 9
M ishler ........................ 10
Cohn ............ ............... 9
Edwards...................... 6
Cammon......................2
Capstran ....................... 3
Strasser ......................... 3
PASSING
MICHIGAN
att comp
Dickey .................... 8 6
Wangler ................... 6 5
Lee.....................4 1

y4s avg.
49 5.4
36 3.6
22 2.4
18 3.0
13 6.5
-5 -1.7
-13 14.3

int
0
0
0
1
0

RUSHING
MICHIGAN
Edwards ........................
Dickey ..........................
Reid ,::::......................
Woolfolk ....................
Clayton .........................
wangler .........................
R. Smith....................
hicks ......................
Lee . .................. .......
Ingram..........................
Cade................... ....

att
8
9
9
1
2
2
2
3
1
2

yds
99
87
50
17
13
12
12
3
3
1

avg.
12.4
9.4
5.8
4.5
17
6.5
6.0
6.0
1.0
3.0
0.5

NORTHWESTERN
Capstran .................. 14 1o
Strasser.................. 9 1
RECEIVING
MICHIGAN
no
Marsh ........................... 4
Carter........................ 2
Betts ............. I.............. 2
Reid ........................... 1
Clayton ......................... 1
Edwards...................... I1
Mitchell....................... 1
NORTHWESTERN
Poulas ......................... 3
Sheets ........................ 2
sogan...........................'2
Hill..... .....................2
Kasprzycki ...................... 1
Dennis ....................... 1

0
1

io yds
52
27
14
18
22
195
1 2
23
6
5

yds
68
67
5
63
6
1p
20
15
9
18
22
5
2
10
13
10
2
6
5

Major League Standings
(Not including last night's games)

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EAST

NATiONAL LEAGUE
EAST
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