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12-Sunday, October 7, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Michigan dims State's Big Ten chances

Volverines improve on perfect
onference record with 21-7 win

(Continued from Page 1)
defense too much. I'd rather. give him
credit for some great runs."
Spartan coach Darryl Rogers would
have liked a little more than just what
Smith could give from his offense, as
his squad dropped to 1-1 in the Big Ten
with Purdue and Ohio State still
looming in the future.
"OUR PASSING GAME, first and
foremost, is not consistent," said
Rogers. "But really our total game is
not consistent. Michigan played
perhaps its best offensive game this
year.
"This win gives Michigan a good step
in the conference, but I don't think a
team will go through the season un-
defeated. There's a lot of good football
teams in the Big Ten.'"
The Wolverines failed to score the fir-
st time they got their hands on the ball,
but made up for it in spades on their
second drive, which consumed 96 yards
in 14 plays, all of it coming on the
ground.
AFTER TWO RUNS netted five tough
yards, Edwards took the ball on the
nine and romped 25 yards to get
Michigan rolling. Five plays later it
was Edwards again rambling for big
yardage, gaining 13 on a pitchout, and
then following a loss by Lawrence Reid,
a facemask penalty coupled with Ed-
wards' 19 yard jaunt advanced the ball
to the Spartan 12.
Butch Woolfolk did the final honors,
going over from the two on -a first down
pitchout to the left side, with Virgil ad-
ding the automatic.
The Spartan response came in the
third quarter, when following a Virgil
punt Vaughn directed his mates 55 yar-
ds in ten plays, capping off a tailback

Derek Hughes six-yard touchdown run
to make it 7-7 with most of the second
half still to play.
Then, after an exchange of punts.
Michigan took over on its own 20. For
runs advanced the Blue to the 34, where
on second and seven, Dickey hit
Clayton right over the middle. Clayton
was hit by late charging Spartan Mark
Anderson, but regained his balance and
rambled into the endzone for a spec-
tacular six.

"That's a copy-cat play," smiled
Schembechler. "California scored on us
with it last week."
Michigan's final scpre came by virtue
of some nifty aerial work by Dickey..
The blonde-haired junior hit Clayton for
22, tight end Doug Marsh for 21 and
reserve fullback Roosevelt Smith for
nine, as Michigan rolled to the Spartan
six. There Dickey's toss to Carter on the
left side spelled the final margin with
Virgil converting for the third time.

Michigan mauls MSU

First downs ................
Rushing...............
Passing..............
Rush attempts. .........
Yards rushing...........
Yards lost rushing........
Net yard rushing .........
Pass attempts..........
Passes completed........
Intercepted................
Net yards passing........
Total offense plays.......
Total yards ................
Fumbles/lost............
Penalties/yds...........
Punts ................
Yards per punt...........
Punt returns/yds........
Kick-off returns/yds .......

MICH. MICH.ST.
15 14
140 9
5 5
59 43
226 179
7 23
219 156
13 18
8 6
0 2
147 86
72 61
366 242
3/0 1/1
5/33 1/12
7 7
32.5 41.6
3/42 4/19
1/16 1/27

vaughn.................3 6 11 -5 0 3
Schramm................7 290 290 6
Reeves ................... 3 2 2 0 0 2
Middleton ................. 2 4 1 3,0 4
PASSING
MICHIGAN
att cpl int yds TD Igst
Dickey..................13 8 0 147 2 66
MICHIGAN STATE
Vaughn.................188 2 860 25
RECEIVING
MICHIGAN
no yds TD dgst
Edwards................. 2 16 0 9

Carter..................... 2 l
Clayton ................... 2 8
MarshH................
Smith .................
MICHIGAN STATE

13
8s
21
9

0
0

RUSHING
MICHIGAN
att gnd 1

lost net TD

Edwards..................24 139 0 139 0
Dickey .................. 6 9 2 7 0
Reed ....................10 25 1 24 0
Woolfolk................. 9 20 1 19 1
Smith .................... 5 15 0 I5 0
Wangler ..................1' 5 0 5 0
Carter................... 1 0 3 -3 0
Ricks ..................... 2 10 0 10 0/
Cade ..................... 1 3 0 3 0
MICHIGAN STATE
Smith..................17 104 3 101 0
Hughes..................I11 34 6 28 1

'1

lgst
25
3
5
6
4
5
0
5
3
20
7

Schramm ................. 2
Williams ............... 1
Byrd ..................... 2
Brammer....... .... I
PUNTING
MICHIGAN
no
Virgil .................... 6
Team .................. 1

20
8
33
25

0
0
0
0

7
66
21
14
8
22
25
lgst
58
55

yds avg
256 40.3
-14 -14

Daily Photo by CYRENA CHANG
ICHIGAN'S STINGY defense used the rope trick on MSU backs yesterday, tying them up all day. Fullback Andy
hramm is helpless against a pack of Wolverines led by linebacker Mel Owens (53). The Spartans were held to only
2 total yards, 100 yards below their average.

MICHIGAN STATE
Stachowicz .............. 7 291
SCORING
MICHIGAN................ 7 0
MICHIGAN STATE.........0 0
Attendance 79.311

41.6

7 7-21
7 0- 7

BIG TEN ROUNDUP
ophers bury Boilermakers,31-14

- Ui

SLAMMIN'
IT
By DAN PERRIN' HOME

By the Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS-Marion Barber
ored three times on 1-yard runs and
iinesota picked off four Mark Herr-
ann passes, leading the Gophers to a
-14 upset victory over No. 12-ranked
urdue yesterday:
Minhesota took the lead for good
idway through the second period and
>t the clinching touchdown with 8:37
maining in the game following an in-
rception by freshman Glenn Cardelli.
Barber, the Big Ten's leading rusher
1978, gained only 38 yards but dove
er for his third touchdown on a four-
-down play which broke Purdue's
ick. I
The Gophers, 3-2, led 10-7 at halftime
id, got a big break just two minutes in-
the third quarter when Tom Murphy
41 on a fumbled punt in the end zone to
ake it 17-7.
Herrmann, who was also sacked
ree times, brought the Boilermakers
ght back, marching them 85 yards in
plays, capped by Wally Jones' two-
ird touchdown run.
But Minnesota, behind the running of
nior fullback Garry White, then put
gether a 61-yard drive to reclaim its
-point advantage. White, who led
fshers with 94 yards, gained 49 yards
i that drive, which ended with Bar-
er's second score late in the third
.arter.
1SU 16, Northwestern 7
COLUMBUS, Ohio-Art Schlichter's

4-yard touchdown pass to Brad Dwelle
and three field goals .lifted eighth-
ranked Ohio State to a 16-7 decision
over stubborn Northwestern yesterday.
The undefeated Buckeyes appeared
headed for an easy victory, their fifth of
the season, when they rolled into a 10-0
first quarter lead. However, the young
Wildcats, starting five freshmen on
defense, stiffened and the game was in
doubt until the final minutes.
See more sports, Page 11
Northwestern's defense limited
Schlichter, the nation's leading major
college passer going into the game, to
five completions in 16 attempts adtd 77
yards. The Wildcats also intercepted
one of his passes.
Bob Atha kicked a 50-yard field goal
with 8:01 left. That provided the
Buckeyes, 34-point favorites, with its
nine point lead.
Atha's deciding three points came af-
ter Northwestern had gambled on a
fake punt-pass play on fourth down.
Punter Bob Schmitt completed a 6-
yard pass to Bob Anderson after the
fake punt formation. However, the
Wildcats were short of the first down
and Ohio State took over on the North-
western 43.
Northwestern, dropping its sixth
straight game to Ohio State, surged 80
yards in 13 plays, climaxed by fullback
Dave Mishler's 1-yard touchdown run

on the first play of the fourth quarter.
Iola 13, Illinois 7
CHAMPAIGN, Ill.-Fullback Dean
McKillip scored a third quarter touch-
down, and the Iowa defense stopped a
last-second Illinois drive at the one-
yard line to give the Hawkeyes a 13-7
victory yesterday.
Iowa's leading rusher Dennis Mosley
gained 125 yards, and freshman Reggie
Roby booted two field goals as the
Hawkeyes boosted their season record
to 2-3 and conference mark to 1-1.
Illinois, hurt by mistakes at key
times, dropped to 1-4 overall and 2-2 in
the Big Ten.
The Illini were without the services of
their top rusher, tailback Mike Holmes,
who was benched with an injury.
After Roby's field goals, fullback
Wayne Strader caught a four-yard
touchdown pass to put Illinois in front 7-
6 at the half.
But Iowa used two 16-yard runs by
Mosley early in the third period to set up
McKillip's one-yard touchdown dive
with 11:01 left in the third quarter.
Illinois stormed back late in the four-
th quarter and had a first and goal
situation at the three-yard line.
McCullough threw one incomplete
pass into the end zone, then gained two
yards on the ground. He kept the ball
and tried to go up the middle for the
touchdown as time ran out, but Iowa
threw him for a loss.

Inldiana 3, WiSconsin 0
MADISON, Wis. - Steve Straub
kicked a 23-yard first-quarter field goal
for Indiana, which stopped two
penetrations at its six yard line and
BIG TEN
STANDINGS

Conference

Ohio St.......
Indiana ......
MICHIGAN
Minnesota ....
Michigan St...
Purdue-.......
Iowa .........
Illinois .......
Wisconsin ..,.
Northwestern

W L
20
2 0
2 0
2 1
1 1
1 1
S1
0 2
02,
0 3

T
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
a
0
0

W
5
4
4
3
3
3
2
1
1
1

All
L
0
1
1
2
2
2
3
4
4
4

T
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Saturday's games
MICHIGAN 21, Michigan St. 7
Ohio St,16, Northwestern 7
Minnesota 31, Purdue 14
Indiana 3. Wisconsin 0
Iowa 13, Illinois 7

NCAA ROUNDUP
USC demolishes Washington St.

held on for a 3-0 victory over Wisconsin
yesterday.
Sophomore cornerback Tim Wilbur
preserved the victory for Indiana, 4-1
overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten, when he
intercepted a pass at the Hoosiers' 28
yard line with 1:03 to play.
Wisconsin dropped to 1-4 overall and'
0-2 in the Big Ten after Steve Veith
missed a 42-yard field goal attempt in
the first quarter and freshman Jon
Kleinschmidt was wide on field goal
tries of 31 yards in the first quarter and
23 yards in the third.
Wisconsin took the opening kickoff
and drove from its 17 to a first down at
the Indiana 30 as Steve Parish passed for
gaines of 21 yards to Tom Stauss and 13
to Tim Stracka, and fullback Dave
Mohapp ran for 11 yards.
But on third down and eight, fullback
Gerald Green was stopped for a two-
yard gain and Veith missed his 42-yard
field goal try.

One 'year later .. .
Blue'revenge sweet
EAST LANSING
A H, THE SWEET smell of roses is in the air once again. And what a
comforting fragrance it is. It may be too early to put Michigan in the
Rose Bowl, but after yesterday's emotional 21-7 victory over arch-rival
Michigan State, things look good for the Wolverines.
Michigan's win coupled with Minnesota's unexpeted 31-14 thrashing of
,highly ranked Purdue now marks the Blue gridders and Ohio State as the
teams to beat. Both squads sit atop the Big Ten along side upstart Indiana,
all with 2-0 conference records.
Going strictly by the results of yesterday's contest involving the three
current leaders, the Wolverines look like the best bet to finish the year in fir-
st place. The Buckeyes were nearly embarrassed as they snook by lowly
Northwestern, 16-7, at Columbus, while the surprising Hoosiers edged
Wisconsin 3-0.
Of course, Michigan has yet to play half a dozen conference contests in-
cluding key clashes with Purdue on the road and Ohio State at home the last
two games respectively of the season. But, watch out, one and all. The
Wolverines are on the war path and are not about to let any second division
club stand in their way.
According to Mark Braman; a member of a Blue secondary which
played a superb game against the Spartans, that means that there will be no
let downs this year as there has been annually in the past.
"We have a very old, established defense, and we've been through a lot
of let downs before," said Braman in the joyous Michigan dressing room af-
ter the big win. "Every year we seem to lose one Big Ten game.
"I think we've come to realize that we just can't have a bad Saturday,".
Braman surmised, "not in the Big Ten. It's gotten to be too strong a con-
ference.
Wolverine coach Bo Schembechler echoed Braman's sentiments after
hearing of Minnesota's upset victory over the Boilermakers, who were
everybody's preseason pick to take top honors in the Big Ten this year.
Big Ten parity
"I think you have to realize, all of you," Schembechler told reporters,
"that every game in the Big Ten is a game just like you saw out here today.
"We have legislated the equality (in recruiting)," proclaimed the
Michian mentor. "We're a country of equal rights and that's what we got. It
doesn't make any difference, that's the way it's going to be."
While Schembechler rambled on like a modern day Abraham Lincoln,
the Wolverine football team woophed and hollared in the lockerroom behind
him. They had achieved equality in its purist form-revenge.
The Blue gridders went into yesterday's game with only one thing on
their minds-to regain the pride they had lost when MSU had ripped them
last season 24-15 at Michigan Stadium. Nothing else mattered nearly as
much as the revenge factor.
That's why the victory over the Spartans meant so much to the
Wolverines, especially the seniors on the team, who knew that for them there
would be no second chance.
Braman, a senior from Midland, described the satisfaction he enjoyed
following the big game.
"It feels super," said Braman. "This is something I've lived for. All of us
have-the whole team, the coaches, everything to do with the athletic depar-
tment.
"It's tough, you know," Braman added. "It's an intrastate rivalry and
you just have to come back and win it. We've dominated for a long time and
finally we have it back in our hands."
Another senior, defensive tackle Chris Godfrey, took advantage of a rare
starting opportunity and played his heart out. Godfrey was credited with 11
tackles on the day including a take down of MSU fullback Lonnie Middleton
in the backfield on a crucial third down play late in the third quarter.
Like Braman, Godfrey had primed himself for the clash with the Spar-
tans all year.
"I was estatic to get another shot at Michigan State," said Godfrey. "It
was everything I've been living for this year.
Kicking comeback
One senior who had reason to be especially pleased was punter Bryan
Virgil. Virgil is a part of a Michigan kicking game which has been subject to
harsh criticism all season long. After a slow start yesterday, Virgil's foot
was reborn in the second half. The walkon Buchanan weakly booted kicks of
31 and 21 yards in the first half before MSU cornerback James Burroughs

By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Paul McDonald's
passing and the running of Charles
White and Marcus Allen staked
Southern Cal to a 43-14 halftime lead,
and the top-ranked Trojans went on to a
50-21 victory yesterday over outmanned
Washington State.
McDonald completed 16 of his 23
passes in the opening half for 212 yards
and two scores, the first a four-yard
Joa .with the game just three minutes
old and the second another four-yarder
t_ Hoby Brenner in the second period.
-White carried 17 times .for 142 yards.
in that opening half blitz. He scored
twice on one-yard runs. Fullback Allen
picked up 72 yards on five carries in the
frsi two quarters and also tallied twice,
arcie on an 11-yard burst and again on a
oie-yard plunge.
Alabama 38, Wichita St. 0
C TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - . Steadman
Shealy passed and ran for Alabama's
ftrt two touchdowns and the second-
ranked Crimson Tide, using substitutes
freely, rolled to a 38-0 football victory
over out-matched Wichita State yester-
day.
The senior quarterback took
Alabama 67 yards in four plays on the
Tide's first possession, capping the

Nebraska 57, N. Mex. St. O
LINCOLDN, Neb. - Craig Johnson
scored three touchdowns as fifth-
ranked Nebraska outclassed New
Mexico State University 57-0 in a non-
conference college football game
yesterday.
Nebraska scored with its first three
possessions as the Aggies couldn't cope
with the bigger, faster Cornhusker
squad.
Johnson scored from two yards out
capping a 48-yard, 11-play drive on
Nebraska's first possession. I-back
Jarvis Redwine scored from the one-
yard line four minutes later. Redwine
gained 120 yards before being replaced
midway through the second quarter.
Wash. 41, Oregon St. O
SEATTLE - Joe Steele scored on
runs of 18 and 13 yards and Tom Porras
passed 11'yards to Paul Skansi for a
touchdown Saturday to lead the seven-
th-ranked Washington Huskies to a 41-0
Pacific-10 Conference victory over
winless Oregon State.
The closest the Beavers could come
to the Washington goal line was the
Huskies' 32-yard line with 1:19
remaining in the game. At that point,
Oregon State quarterback Marshall
Rnaranlr ant,..a.S .nf nto*n nee h kt.4. C.

Notre Dame a 21-13 victory over
Georgia Tech.
Georgia Tech had climbed within one
point of the lead 14-13 on an 80-yard
touchdown pass and a pair of field goals
when the Yellowjackets fumbled a
lateral pass and the Irish's Bob Crable
recovered on the Tech 22-yard line
early in the fourth quarter.

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