BACK TO SQUARE ONE
The Michigan D"ily-Saturday, September 22, 1979-Page7
By GEOFF LARCOM
Well, it looks like we're right back
where we started.
Things seemed different against,
Notre Dame last week. -Excitement and
expectation hung over the giant
stadium prior to the game. It was great
- such a refreshing change f rom the
blase Northwestern atmosphere.
Tension, usually a non-ingredient in
Michigan non-conference encounters,
marked the game until its sad end,
when Bryan Virgil's kick sailed into
Irish linebacker Bob Crable's left hip.
But now, here comes Kansas. That's
0-1 Kansas, a Kansas team that also
went 1-10 last year. Right out of the
Northwestern school of futility, it
Shoot, it appears Bo Schembechler
just can't win for losing so far. He's
either got an opponent nobody will give
him credit for whipping, or one that up
and beats his team, knocking those,
national championship sugar plums
from his head.
Yet even if ticket holders are
anxiously peddling their ducats in
hopes of spending their Saturday away
from the Blue bowl, this is a game that
Schembechler and his team must now
Other than the annual post-season
bowl letdown, Bo's teams have had only
one season-marring loss the pasts three
years. And Schembechler is quick to
remind everyone that USC and
Alabama, last year's top teams in the
polls, were both nicked for an early
"This game means a lot to us. We
have to win to regain momentum that
was lost last Saturday," Schembechler
said. "This Michigan team has a lot of
pride and I'm certain we'll be ready
Typical pre-game stuff, yet still you
find yourself nodding in assent. All
Michigan's goals for this year are still
intact. The Big Ten title, the Rose Bowl
- still await, so expect step number
one - Kansas, to be an intense affair
from a Michigan standpoint.
Very crucial, before frying out to
California and then returning to duel
Michigan State on the road, will be
whether Schembechler's dormant of-
fense can revive itself. If it can't, the
whole squad could also slide down the
"The defense deserves a better fate
than it has received. It's played ex-
cellent, but it must have an offense to
go with it," he said. "The defense has
been getting too much playing time and
if you don't watch out, a very good
defense can disintegrate into a very
So it's against the Jayhawks that
Schembechler seeks to even these
inequalities out, pronto.
Meanwhile, Kansas Coach Don Fam-
brough brings to Ann Arbor a team
that, despite that miserable 1-10 slate,
claimed UCLA as its sole victim, and
gaye Oklahoma a considerable scare in
losing 17-16. This year's first outing
found the Jayhawks on the short end of
a 24-0 shutout at Pittsburgh.
"There's such a thing as being too
tight for a game. The coaches and the
players were a little too tight for the
Pittsburgh game," Fambrough said.
"This week we should settle down and
do the things that will make us a better
The key here will be quarterback
Kevin Clinton, whose 163 yards passing
failed to offset an abysmal Jayhawk
running attack that netted -17 yards
against the Panthers.
"I'm excited," said Clinton of the
prospect of meeting up with Michigan's
vaunted defense. "We have everything
to gain, and nothing to lose."
Except possibly yardage. "Pit-
tsburgh did an excellent job on defense,
the problem is that Michigan is every
bit as good, if not better. We simply
must establish an effective ground
game to go with the passing game,''
The Kansas mentor had particular
praise for B. J. Dickey, who will again
get the starting nod at QB, and Stanley
Edwards, who's gained 171 yards this
"Those two both pose problems,
they're big play people," Fambrough
said. "It seems the personnel situation
at Michigan never 'changes. Only the
names do." He'sat least partly right.
This year on offense, the names have
indeed changed for the Wolverines.
Whether the personnel situation is as
rosy as last year, odds are after last
week's shindig with the Irish, Bo's
reserving judgement on that one for a
little while longer.
B. J. Dickey
Harry Sydney +
Walter Mack +
Ben Needham (211)
Curtis Greer (250)
Mike Trgovac (227)
Dale Keitz (233)
Mel Owens (235)
Ron Simpkins (229)
Andy Cannavino (221)
Jeff Reeves (192)
Mike Jolly (186)
Mark Bramen (195)
Michael Harden (189)
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GOPHERS TRY TO TAME TROJAN HORSE
By SCOTT M. LEWIS
Michigan fans can treat themselves
to a sports doubleheader today and -
surprise! - Bo Schembechler's boys
are only part of the attraction.
The Wolverine men's graduate soc-
cer club begins today's sports
festivities at 11 a.m., as it hosts the
University of Detroit at Elbel field.
(And, oh yes, the football team faces
Kansas this afternoon at 1).
Football fanatics afraid to miss a
single down can take in the entire soc-
cer game, as an average contest lasts
no more than12 hours.
THE BLUE booters opened the 1979
season against Eastern Michigan Wed-
nesday evening, dropping a 2-0
decision. Third-year graduate player
Matthew Lynes came away from the
loss excited about the team's prospects
"We compare very favorably with
last year's (7-3) team," Lynes ap-
praised. "In fact, we played better as a
team Wednesday than we did all last
HOwever, the squad already has been
plagued by injury. Five key players
have been sidelined, including top
defender Mohammed Hadi, out with
torn backumuscles. Team manager
Eduardo Munoz is also ailing.
MICHIGAN'S roster once again
resembles a mini-United Nations
Security Council, with delegates from
Colombia (Munoz), Iran (Hadi),
England, Scotland, Greece and the
The Blue undergraduate soccer team
kicks off its season tonight at 8 when the
Michigan Soccer League Amateur All-
Stars invade Ferry Field..
Meanwhile, the Wolverine rugby
team is on the road today, sending a
split squad against Scioto Valley and
It's a pleasant .surprise when the
golfers that you didn't expect to play
well, come through with flying colors.
By the same token, it's a disappoin-
tment when the players you expected to
This is the situation that Michigan
golf coach Tom Simon is viewing as his
team competes in the Yale Invitational
being held this weekend in New Haven,
Connecticut. Three members of the
Michigan squad, who never made
varisty before, have suddenly emerged
DAVE KOCH, and Phil Mokris
played with the Michigan team last
spring, but never quite golfed well
enough to make a mark among the top
five. With the help of a new Blue
linkster, John Morse, they have led the
team in this weekend's competition.
A strong University of Virginia squad
led the first day's competition with an
admirable 284. Michigan lagged behind
in sixth place, twenty-six shots off the
"The fact that the team had no prac-
tice round was a distinct disadvantage.
Now that they've played the course, the
Boilermakers eye Irish
ue booters take on UD
scores should improve."
The Game Needs
to be Checked Out
at the UNION
By ART REGNER
Southern Cal, Nebraska, Notre Dame
and UCLA (all nationally ranked), will
be among this week's opponents as, for
the first time this season, all Big Ten
teams will engage in non-conference
Today marks the fifty-first meeting
between state rivals Notre Dame and
Purdue. Although they lost the
statistical battle to Michigan last week,
the Irish have many offensive threats.
Tailback Vagas Ferguson was a one-
man show in Michigan Stadium as he
gained 118 net yards, compared to the
team's net rushing figure of 114. And
who can forget Chuck Male and his four
straight field goals?
Bob Crable leads the Irish defensive
unit. Crable had ten solo tackles against
the Wolverines and blocked Michigan's
last-second field goal attempt.
The Boilermakers will be led by
everyone's All-American candidate,
quarterback Mark Herrmann. Against
UCLA last week Herrmann hit 14 of 24
passes for 191 yards and two TDs. '
Purdue's defense has been unim-
pressive this season, causing head
coach Jim Young to state, "Our defense
has to improve if we expect to be a con-
tender in the Big Ten."
The defense and the running game
(63 yards against UCLA) must be con-
siderably better if the Boilermakers
Chicago 2, Pittsburgh I
Toronto 3, New York 2
Boston 4, Detroit I
hope to defeat the Irish for only the
second time this decade.
A sellout crowd is expected to be on
hand as the eighth-ranked Spartans
take on the Redskins from Miami of
Ohio. Miami features junior quarter-
back Chuck Hauck, who has connected
on 23 of 44 passes for 300 yards.
Michigan State leads the Big Ten with
451 total offensive yardage. Quarter-
back Bert Vaughn, split end Eugene
Bird, and running back Derek Hughes
led the potent MSU attack that has
averaged 215.5 yards passing. This
game could turn into a high-scoring af-
Minnesota has the displeasure of
being hosted by the number one team in
the nation: Southern Cal. The Trojans
are loaded with talent and expect to
have powerful running back Charles
White back in the lineup. The Gophers
'will be led by quarterback Mark
Carlson. Carlson's stats so far this
season are 20 of 32 for 227 yards, and
one touchdown. USC should have little
trouble in defeating the Gophers.
After last week's blowout of Air For-
ce, Wisconsin's Badgers may be in-
volved in their most physical game of
the season.,In last week's upset victory
over Purdue, the Bruins rushed for 371
yards, and held the Boilermakers to a
mere 63yards rushing.
Freshmen and sophomores played a
key role in Wisconsin's victory last
week accounting for all but 48 of the
team's rushing yards.
Kentucky invades Indiana's
Memorial Stadium led by their field
marshall Mike Shutt. Shutt was six of 13
for 69 yards last week, while his Indiana
counterpart, Tim Clifford, has been
impressive during his first two games,
hitting 29 of 41 for 425 yards and three
Washington State has never beaten
the Buckeyes of Ohio State, and it is'
highly unlikely that they will win
today's contest. The Cougars are led by
signal caller Steve Grant, while Art
Schlichter commands the Buckeye of-
By the way, Northwestern won a
football game last week! Northwestern
may even win today, as they host the
Orangemen of Syracuse. Syracuse
relies on a veer-type offense, featuring
Joe Morris, a 1,000-yard rusher last
year. Last week, quarterback Micke
Kerrigan started his first game for the
Wildcats, completing 12 of 28 passes,
for 195 yards and one touchdown.
Iowa will be looking for its first vic-
tory of the season as it takes on
Nebraska in Kinnick Stadium. Last
week the Cornhuskers ran up 551 yar-
ds in offense.
Illinois and Air Force nieet today for
the first time ever. Both teams are un-
victorious and this game is not expec-
ted to be particularly exciting. Im-
proved defense gives the Illini the edge
in this matchup.
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