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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, September 29, 1979-Page 7


Wolverines battle

Cal West Coast jinx

BERKELEY, Calif. - California, home of natural
turf and nagging Rose Bowl memories. These are a
couple of the elements that the Michigan Wolverines
(2-1) must contend with today when they face the
Golden Bears from the University of California at
Berkeley (3-0).
:Add to this the "California Syndrome," known only
too well to Schembechler-coached teams, and sunny
southern California doesn't seem very friendly.
The West Coast has consistently been the breeding
ground of great passing offenses, some of which have
given Michigan a tough time in their recent Rose
Bowl defeats.
The Golden Bear offense is no exception. They are
extremely talented in using the pass as an attack
weapon. Thus the test for the Michigan defense,
which has been playing phenomenal ball as of late, is
to stop the pass and stop Cal. This is no easy task.
Leading Cal is quarterback Rich Campbell, curren-
tly the sixth best passer in the NCAA. The 6-5, 215-
pound juniof has notched 787 yards passing this
seison and has completed 72 of 98 attempts. Cam-
pell's 3,076 yards thus far in his career makes him
fourth on the all-time Cal career list.
Teaming up with this adroit signal caller is a set of
steady hands. Bears Michael Buggs and Paul Jones
are currently tied for eighth in the country with 5.3
catches per game while Matt Bouza is tied for tenth

with 5.0 receptions per game. Bouza's 11 catches last
weekend against San Jose State are the NCAA single
game high this season. And this record eclipsed the
mark of ten set by teammate Jones a week earlier.
Jones' receiving attributes are only part of what he
does. The 6-2, 225 fullback is also the Golden Bears
leading rusher with 260 net-yards-gained so far this
season. Against San Jose State, the senior ran for 132
yards making it the fifth time in his career that he
has gone over the 100-yard mark in a game.
This then is the nucleus of the Cal offense which
.head coach Roger Theder has built around Campbell.
This is the type of offense typified by Pac-10 teams.
"In Cal, we are facing an excellent team," stated
Wolverine head coach Schembechler. "Their- quar-
terback Rich Campbell, could be one of the best quar-
terbacks this Michigan team will face," he continued.
Schembechler's words are not to be underrated.
Many observers would lay that sort of praise on Pur-
due's Mark Herrmann.
There is no doubt that Campbell carries the team.
While this team has yet to falter this season, the
Bears lack depth in both directions. The offensive line
is youth infested, and the defense has had its share of
troubles. Last season the Cal defense rated only ninth
in the ten-team conference which prompted Theder to
transform the unit from a 4-3 to a 5-2 front.
The Cal defense has responded. In each of Cal's
three games so far, the defense held their opponent to

no more than ten points. Linebacker Greg Bracelin, a
senior, leads the Bear defensive unit with 61 tackles.
For the Wolverines, they enter this game as they
have their past three - with an unbelievably solid
and fearsome defense.
But it's the offense which receives Schembechler's
concern. "We better start blocking and playing offen-
se the way it should be played," demanded the
Wolverine mentor.
Michigan must get its act together offensively for
this game. It's imperative because this is Michigan's
last non-conference game before they start their an-
nual drive for the BigTen crown.
The Wolverines will be tested therefore on both
fronts. Firstly, can the defense effectively hamper
Cal's passing game? Secondly, can the offense get
motivated and start producing big points ?
A couple of other factors to consider: Experienced
linemen Bubba Paris could see his first action of the
season today. His return to the offensive line may
provide a spark for the relatively lack-luster offense.
However, tackle John Powers, another offensive
lineman whose presence was hoped for, is still doub-
Lastly is the factor of turf. West Coast grass has
never been kind to Schembechler teams. But the
grass of Memorial Stadium will be a warmup of the
grass that the Wolverines will play on at Purdue.

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Irish s

For the third straight week, the
Fighting Irish of Notre Dame are in-
vlved in a key Big Ten game. Today it
is igainst seventh-ranked Michigan
State. The Spartans who are second in
the Big Ten in total offense, are led by
J3irt Vaughn. He has completed 41 of 90
passes for 584 yards and four TDs. On
the ground, Steve Smith draws raves
-ffrem Spartan fans because of his con-
ference-leading 102.7 yards per game
Notre Dame's offense consists
mainly of running back Vagas
Ferguson, whohas carried the ball an
amazing 60 times for 197 yards in two
games. QB Rusty Lisch is considered
questionable for this home opener that
should be full of offensive fireworks.
Another important game matches the
Buckeyes of Ohio State against the
Bruins of UCLA in Los Angeles.
OHIO STATE has become an offen-
sive powerhouse under the direction of
All-American candidate QB Art
Schlichter. Schlichter, the leader in
total offense in the Big Ten, was named
Offensive Player of the Week by the
Associated Press for his performance
last week. He threw for 233 yards and
two TDs.
UCLA is also strong on offense.
Tailback Freeman McNeill has
averaged 147.5 yards per game and his
relacement Anthony Edgar is running
a a 128-yards-per-game clip. They;
form a dynamite 1-2 combination. QB
Rick Bashore has thrown for 407 yards;
and three TDs this season.j

et for Spartan
A capacity crowd is expected in another. Quarterback N
Bloomington for the game between the directs a potent offense
Hoosiers and the visiting Colorado Buf- overrun Wisconsin.
AT THE HELM of Indiana's offense beating last week agains
is the number three passer in the should do some punishing
nation, Tim Clifford. The Hoosiers also today against hapless Nortl
have the Big Ten's leading all-purpose The Gophers' leading ru
runner, Lonnie Johnson. White, has averaged 5.4
Even though starting split end Mike carry and 101.7 per game.{
F'riede will be out of the lineup, the Mark Carlson has passed f
Hoosiers should have little trouble with so far this year.
a Colorado team that commits ex- As for Northwestern, the
cessive penalties and numerous tur- the Big Ten in total offense
novers. To make matters worse,
The University of Oregon makes their
first trip to West Lafayette to take on
Purdue and the Boilermakers' high- In
powered offense.
MARK HERRMANN, the leader of
this machine, is second in the nation in
passing efficiency. He leads the Big Ten cla sh
in passing and ranks second in total of-
fense. His favorite targets, Dave Young
and Ray Smith are first and second, By BOB EMOR
respectively in the conference in For all intents and purp
receiving, come of yesterday's field h
Oregon's triple-option offeise4s. pled between Michigan ar
by speedy quarterback Reggie Ogborn. Michigan came down to
They have averaged 236 yards rushing filled, excruciating momen
per game. The Ducks' defense held the With the score tied 1-1 an
powerful Washington Huskies to only three minutes remaining i
246 total yards last week. They'll have Central came down and bej
to put on a repeat performance if the heavy pressure in front of t
Ducks expect to beat Purdue. net. In trying to stop one of
The Badgers of Wisconsin travel to Michigan defender in,
San Diego State to be the Aztecs' op- raised her stick above he
ponent in their home opener. San Diego definite no-no in field hockE
State has won sixteen straight and Wolverines were slapped'
should have little trouble winning


rk Halda Kevin Strasser will not play due to in-
at should jury.
THE INTERSTATE rivalry between
ers took a Iowa and Iowa State continues in Iowa
USC, but City. Iowa is looking for their first vic-
their own tory of the season. However, if they
vestern; don't improve on their next-to-last
er, Garry ranked offense and defense, they won't
yards per get it.
arterback The Middies of the Naval Academy
462 yards make their first visit ever to Cham-
pagne to play the University of Illinois.
are last in It should be a successful one. Navy is
d defense. undefeated and boasts the first-ranked
iarterback defense in the country.

Bengals bounced, 7-4
Special to the Daily
DETROIT-Ben Poquette spelled double trouble for Detroit last night,
hitting a pair of two-baggers and scoring twice to pace the Red Sox past the
Tigers, 7-4 at Tiger Stadium.
The Bosox survived some late-inning Detroit firewor)s, highlighted by
three runs in the eighth, to mathematically eliminate the Bengals from cat-
ching the Yankees in fourth place in the AL East.
Boston jumped on loser Milt Wilcox (12-10) with three runs in the third,
paced by doubles by Poquette and catcher Gary Allenson. Boston put the
game away for winner Mike Torrez (16-13) with three singles and a walk.
The Tigers chipped away at the lead in the fifth on designated hitter Rick
Peters' RBI single that scored Alan Trammell, who had walked.
After the Sox added one in the top of the seventh, the Tigers exploded off
of reliever Tom Burgmeier, including a solo homer by catcher Lance
Parrish, his nineteenth. Ron LeFlore drove in a run with a triple to the gap in
right-center, and then came home on Sweet Lou Whitaker's single up the
But Burgmeier closed the door, allowing just one more hit in the last two
innings to the dismay of the 17,846 loyals at Tiger Stadium.

e field hockey
for 'M'-CMU

oses, the out-
hockey game
nd Central
one tense-
nd just under
in the game,
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f the shots, a
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with what is


Women's cross country debuts

known as a "sticks" infraction.
Play was stopped, the teams stepped
off to the side and the referee placed the
ball about fifteen feet in front of the net
in preparation for 7 one-on-one
showdown between Laura Pieri, the
Michigan netminder, and a Chippewa
"Okay," yelled the zebra, "striker
"Yeah," came the reply from the
player hunched over the ball, ready to
"Goaltender ready?"
Ah . . . yeah - no, wait, Pieri's not
ready. She steps out of the crease -
that's right, psich 'rnm out a litat, - okay,
now she's ready - here We go.
The shot was a good one, flipped hard
and headed for the upper corner, but
Pieri reached out her glove hand and
batted the ball down at the last possible
second, whereupon she jumped about a
hundred feet in the air in jubilation.
The last two minutes were played
uneventfully and the game ended in a 1-
11tie, perhaps a fitting end for a contest
between two of the top teams in the
"Hey," said a happy Pieri after the
game, "I take that shot about 30 times a
day in practice, so I am used to it. She
(the striker) did it just like we've been
doing it."
The game was evenly played
throughout. That is, Central dominated
the first half, taking a 1-0 lead on Sandy
Kobel's goal, and Michigan rebounded
to dominate the second half with Mary
Lou Wolf's late goal tying it up to set up
the game-deciding showdown.

Join us
after the game
for food and fun
611 Church
One block south of South U.


In its first year of existence, the U of
M women's cross-country team looks to
be an important factor in Midwest in-
tercollegiate competitions, though it
could be better, says Coach Ken "Red"
Simmons. "I need about two more good
distance runners to be in the money -
we're still building at this point."
Simmons has nonetheless assembled
an impressive array of runners, led by
freshwoman Melaine Weaver of Scot-
tville, Michigan. Weaver ran a 10:40
two-mile and a 4:52 mile on the same
day this past track season. Even if run
on separate occasions, these times
would be impressive.
'. '"IN MY estimation she is one of the
bept distance and middle-distance run-
ners in the Midwest," said Simmons.
'She's so good now that she goes run-
ning with the men's cross-country team
twice a week."
Another frosh, Suzanne Frederick of
Huron Valley High, has a 2:11 880-yd.
run to her credit, and is considered by
Simmons -to be the number two runner
on the team. Underclasswomen Dawn
Woodruff, Lynn Fudala, Annette
Pileno, Julie Clifford, Dana Loeche,
Martha Carlson and Sharon
Wiggleswirth are the other top runners
for the Wolverines.
"IT'S INTERESTING to note that the.

$6,000 for recruitment which is allotted
to Simmons does not cover cross-
country alone, but is intended to take
care of scholarships for women's indoor
and outdoor track as well.
"I can't afford to bring in too many
girls from out of state," says Simmons.
"But you have to remember that the
University has recently added eleven
women's teams to its program, sports
which require travel and other expen-
ses. The University receives no returns
from these sports financially and that's
WBC defending champion Larry
Holmes stopped challenger Earnie
Shavers with a TKO in the eleventh
round of the heavyweight bout fought
last night in Las Vegas.

quite a bitof finance to bear."
Simmons pauses for a moment to
collect his thoughts, then quietly says,
"I'm caught in the middle of this Title
IX business, just watching to see what
will come of it.' a
The members of the U of M women's
cross-country team don't receive
special privileges, don't have thousan-
ds of fans cheering for them in races,
and never get front page attention in
any newspaper. They run not for finan-
cial gain or conceit, but for the com-
petition and the enjoyment of running
itself. And that, is what athletics is
really about.V


National League
New York 6.St.Louis 2 (first game)
Cincinnati 3.Atlanta 0
Philadelphia 3, Montreal 2
American League
New York 7.Toronto 3
Boston 7, D~etroit 4
Baltimore 14. Cleveland 6
Texas 5.California 0

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