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Page 12-Friday, October 5, 1979-The Michigan Daily

BUCS REMAIN UNBEATEN

BESEBLL PLEYOFFS
ON
SIXFOOT SCREEN
First Floor Michigan Union
off of the Main Lobby
Pittsburgh
VS.
Cincinnati
-~ Baltimore
vs.
California
For Information Call 763-1107

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By MARTHA CRALL have only three. wins be
he Tampa Bay Buccaneers were Skeptics were suppress
posed to rise to mediocrity this when the Bucs creamed
son. According to a pre-season foot- and Chicago in their last tM
annual, the Bucs were destined for Every other team, ove
)ssible 8-8 record, barring injuries pretty true-to-form, th
allowing for luck. teams on a given week ha
osh, I hope you didn't bet your last sets, but that is to be e
ard Cosell poster on that inevitable football is unpredictable.
pattern of loss after loss. They're A few such contests dese
only team left unbeaten in the NFL Namely, Buffalo over Cin
) and definitely the biggest surprise Kansas City 35, Oakland
979 Jets over Miami, 33-27; Ph
he Bucs' offensive stats so far are Pittsburgh 14; Green B
indicative of their success. They England 14; Oakland over
e only two men in the top ten leaders 24-17; and Cleveland overI
the seven different offensive As far as the total ,rec
egories. The defense, which was NFC reveals few surprise
Dgnized as their strongest point, also surprise teams have se
given up an average of 14.2 points themselves, then by the
game, but somehow , they've season there will be quit
naged to outscore their opponents prised teams, as well.
71. Among the teams wh
perienced relative success
he Bucs had to face the rap that they falo Bills (3-2). The low
n't beaten a venerable opponent. slated prematurely at 6-1
e, their first three foes, Detroit, have believed that their
timore, and Green Bay, even now Joe Ferguson, would be f

nthe move
etween them, the AFC's leading passer after five
sed, though, games? Ferguson is second in percen-
Los Angeles tage completed (62.1) and first in yards
wo outings. gained (1308), average yards gained
rall has been (11.28), touchdown passes (10). He has
ough. Many the longest completion (84 yards) and
ave pulled up- the lowest percentage of interceptions
xpected. Pro (1.7).
The Cleveland Browns are among the
erve mention. unexpecteds, also.- The Browns are 4-1
cinnati, 51-24; so far in what was predicted to be a sub-
7; New York .500 campaign (7-9). But head coach,
iladelphia 17, Sam Rutigliano is using strategy and a
Bay 27, New' veteran defense to pull out the close
r Los Angeles ones. Former Denver defensive end
Dallas 26-7. Lyle Alzado is the only newcomer in a
cords go, the defense where seven of the'11 starters
s. If the early are 7-10-year men.
et trends= for The Kansas City Chiefs have given
e end of the hints to effect that their string of (very)
te a few sur- lean years is coming to an end. Tomeet
their pre-season expectations, they
ich have ex- need only to win one more game this
s are the Buf- season. The expected 4-12 Chiefs are
ly Bills were already 3-2, having beaten Baltimore,
0. Who would Oakland, and Seattle. Rookie quarter-
quarterback, back, Steve Fuller, has held his own
far and away against the likes of Brian Sipe
(Cleveland), Ken Stabler (Oakland),
and Jim Zorn (Seattle). The Chiefs are
also boosted by an NFL-leading 39.8 net
punting average, possessing football's
leading punter, Bobby Grupp (45.2
avg.). Sophomore J. T. Smith has
already scored two punt-return touch-
downs, one a Kansas City record 88-
yarder against Oakland.
As always, a few NFL teams have
disappointed. A prime example is
Detroit's own Lions. The hard-luck
Lions were supposed to be "definitely
the team to top" with a 10-6 record.
Well, thanks to an injury list as long as
frustrated Monte Clark's face, the
Lions are 1-4.
The New York Giants, Baltimore
Colts, and Cincinnati Bengals 'are all
unexpected 0-5 teams, while last year's
surprise Seattle Seahawks have sunk to
1-4.
As expected, the Patriots (3-2),
Dolphins (4-1), Steelers (4-1), Oilers (4-
1),, Chargers (4-1), Cowboys (4-1),
Rams (3-2) are all at or near the top
where they belong.
Thereare still 11 games to go, though,
so even tpose basement-dwellers have a
shot at the top.
The standings will probably bear out
the same old results in December,
though. There really isn't a huge in-
dication that the incredibly weak teams
will rise.

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LSA Student Government
is looking for people with
organizing experience to apply for
FALL ELECTIONS
DIRECTOR
Applications available at
LSA-SG Office
4003 Michigan Union
Turn in applications to MSA
3909 Michigan Union, 9-5
For more info. call 763-4799 / 995-4977
Apply by Tues., Oct. 16

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SCORES
BASEBALL PLAYOFFS
Baltimore 9, California 8
(SEE STORY PAGE 11)
COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY
W. Michigan 1, MICHIGAN 0 (ot)

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The agony of defeatl
The college party of the year!
All Michigan students admitted for $1 with
college ID on Friday night, Oct. 5.
And on Saturday night, free admission
for the winners of the game,
$1 for the losers.

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Doors open at 8:00
For =more information, call 538-1645
In Ann Arbor, contact Tom Henry, 761-8003

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