Page 8-Wednesday, September 19, 1979-The Michigan Daily
TAILBACK SHINES IN ND LOSS
Edwards never satisi ed in defeat
By DAN PERRIN
a game full of nightmares, Stanley Edwards
was a dream come true. The junior tailbck tan
through, over and around the Notre Dame defense
last 'Saurday for 72 yards and the only touchdown of
the game. In the second half, he rambled for 28 of the
tea m's 49 rushing yards, one of the few bright spots
i an otherwise dismal second stanza.
Vack that yardage onto a 99-yard day versus Nor-
thestern in the season opener and you have a top-
nE'tc runner, a man who's a threat to break for a
ldH-gainer at any time.
cBit Edwards is not one to boast. Rather, he's the
kind of player who's never satisfied with his own per-
formance, a guy who cares more about winning than
"No I wasn't pleased at all," said Edwards when
asked about his performance against Notre Dame.
"If I was pleased, we would have won. I made a
couple of good runs, but they weren't good enough."
Edwards is a modest guy, but he really should
speak more kindly of himself. After sitting out the en-
tire 1978 season with an ankle injury, the Detroit Ket-
tering gradaute has sprinted for 171 yards and grab-
bed four passes for 25 yards in his first two games
back in uniform.
Michigan coach Bo Schembechler is counting on
Edwards to regain his freshman year form whenr he
started in the 1978 Rose Bowl game opposite
WaJshington. Edwards gained 74 yards and caught a
f passes for 41 yards in the 27-20 loss on the West
o'dwards) missed last season because of an in-
jury, but he probably has as much talent as any run-
ner we've ever had at Michigan," proclaimed
Schembechler. "His speed, balance and strength
make him extremely dangerous."
Dangerous, indeed. The 6-0, 203-pound speedster
accumulated 96 of his 99 yards against Northwestern
playing just over half the game. And in the Notre
Dame contest, it was good balance and a determined
. ..I think if I straighten myv
problems out, erer-ybody else will
straighten out and well get the
offense going and back wchere it
ticular spot in the offense. I don't really know what it
was. We got a lot of ironing out to do.
"We got a lot of new, young people playing and you
know, communication is the main factor," continued
Edwards, who ran for 113 yards in the 1979 spring
game. "If we don't get that straightened out, that's
what creates and causes a lot of problems. Especially
in a game like this. Blowing out Northwestern, 49-7,
everything's a little more relaxed. But in a big game
where the game is close and on national TV and
everything, everybody gets kind of tight."
Asked if the valiant drive led by quaarterback John
Wangler late in the fourth quarter was reminiscent of
Rick Leach's last-ditch efforts in the 1978 Rose Bowl,
Edwards laughed and replied, "Yeah, I guess it could
be too little, too late. You wish you had more time on
the clock and if we had, we wouldn't be in this
predicament right now.hBut, you know, it's over with.
We lost-there's no excuses."
From an individual standpoint, the native Detroiter
feels if he improves himself, the rest of the offense
will follow suit.
"I've been told I had a pretty good game running-
wise," explained Edwards. "(But) there's a lot of
things I didn't do that people watching the game,
unless they were on the ball, didn't see. And I think if
I straighten my problems out, everybody -else will
straighten out and we'll get the offense going and
back where it should be."
Now, Edwards and the remainder of the Michigan
squad must concentrate on their next opponent, the
Kansas Jayhawks. Edwards himself put it best when
he said, "You gotta play them one at a time."
second effort that enabled Edwards to cross the goal
line, putting the Wolverines ahead, 10-3, early in the
Unfortunately, that was the last time the Blue grid-
ders scored in the 12-10 heartbreaking defeat. The
loss led Edwards to diagnose the team's problems
almost as if he had coached instead of played.
"The offense as a whole is why we broke down,"
observed the Education major. "There's no par-
MICHIGAN HALFBACK Stanley Edwards outdances Notre Dame's defen-
sive end John Hankerd on his way to 72 yards total rushing in lastSaturday's
12-10 loss. After sitting out the 1978 season with a ankle injury, Edwards
has bounced back, racking up 171 yards in the first two games.
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yesterday while Notre Dame jumped
from ninth place to fifth following its 12-
10 upset of Michigan.
The loss dropped Michigan from sixth
place to 11th.
OKLAHOMA and Texas held onto the
third and fourth positions - the first
four teams have been the same since
the preseason poll - followed by Notre
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State, Missouri and Houston.
Southern Cal, a 42-5 winner over
Oregon State, received 49 first-place
votes and 1,227 of a possible 1,240 poin-
Alabama, which didn't play over the
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received 1,017 points while Texas,
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received the other first-place vote and
Notre Dame accumulated 953 points,
barely edging Penn State, which
received 947 points following a 45-10
rout of Rutgers and climbed from
seventh to sixth. Purdue, which lost to
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