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Blue clips Gophers

Woolfolk, Reid explode

in 31-21 victory
(Continued from Page1), to put p
"All running backs like to have a good Wolvrine
day. But it was mainly due to the offen- field goa
sive line." have cony
While the offense has showed overall Two a
improvement, Michigan was far from Woolfolk
perfect on the day. The Wolverines end and s
blew numerous chances to put the game Minnesot
away early in the second half. The main upping M
problem - turnovers. 10-0.
The Wolverines seemed determined EARLS
to give the Gophers every chance was Min
possible to catch up in the second half. stuff. Aw
On the second play after intermission, deep in
Minnesota safety Rick Witthus picked Gophers1
off a John Wangler pass and returned it goal line.
five yards to the Michigan 18-yard line. ference c
AFTER WOLVERINE wolfman Stu for the it
Harris charged in for two consecutive one.
backfield tackles, freshman Anthony A 13-ya
Carter fumbled the ensuing punt, back B.J
giving Minnesota the ball on the gains by
Michigan 32. From there, the Gophers score wit
went into score on the strength of three half.
Carlson passes, the final to split end Wangle
Elmer Bailey for the touchdown.
It was these turnovers that upsetA
Michigan coach Bo Schembechler the
"The pass interception at the begin-
ning of the second half I would've
shot myself if I had a gun," quippedb
Schembechler. "I felt we let 'em off the
hook in the second half.

points on the board for the
s, as he connected on a 27-yard
l, only the second the kickers
rnected on in 13 tries this year.
and a half minutes later,
took a pitchback around right
sped down the sideline past the
ta defenders for his first score,
ichigan's first quarter lead to
Y IN THE second quarter, it
nesota's chance to strut it's
weak 31-yard Virgil punt from
Michigan territory gave the
the ball just 23 yards from the
Three plays and a pass inter-
call later Barber lumbered in
initial Gopher score from the
ard run by Michiganquarter-
. Dickey and 25 and 36 yard
Reid preceded Reid's first
:th.6:29 remaining in the first
er, who had entered the game

after Dickey was shaken up the
aforementioned run, then led the
Wolverines down the field, passing to
Reid for a yard out for six, giving
Michigan their 24-7 halftime lead.
After the Carlson-to-Bailey combo
was good for the third quarter score it
was left up to sprinters Barber and
Woolfolk to determine the outcome of
the game.
Barber was struck first, running 55
yards to the Michigan 11 before
tailback Glenn Lewis capped the drive
with an 11-yard touchdown run.
BUT WOOLFOLK was not to be out-
done. On the next series of plays, he
took a Dickey handoff, broke tackles on
the right side and sailed past lunging
Gopher defenders in for the deciding
score. Woolfolk described how the in-
surance score unfolded.
"I remember getting a tremendous
block from the frontside tackle, I think
it was big Ed Muransky," recalled
Woolfolk. "And I made a cut around
Doug Marsh's block. From there I just
saw goal line."
It's a good thing he did or the
Michigan Wolverines might not be sit-
ting pretty on top of the Big Ten today.

l Jolly day for some defenders,

ut Carlso

"YOU CAN'T do that t
can move the ball like
Schembechler added. "W
better defensive team this
many that good on offer
good one to win."
While the Gophers made
after intermission, th
belonged strictly to Michi
halfback Mike Jolly got1
when he grabbed the f
Wolvrine interception
through the first quarte
Wolverines the ball at the
Bryan Virgil, of all people
Gophers bi

First downs.............
Rushing .................
Passing .................
Rush attempts/yds ..
Net yard rushing .........
Passing (comp/att/int) ....
Net yards passing........
Offensive plays/yds .......
Fumbles (no/lost)........
Penalties/yds .............
Punt returns/yds........
Kick-off returns/yds...


att gain los
Woolfolk..........24 198 4
Reid .............. 17 179 0
Edwards .......... 13 49 0
R. Smith........... 3 29 0
Dickey ............8A 23 11
Jackson...........1 0 6
Wangler.......... 1 0 2
Barber............ 14 446
Lewis .................. 0
Carlson............6 6 2
att cp
Dickey .................... 14
Wangler .................5
Carlson..................51 2
Reid ....................4
Marsh................... 2
Woolfolk ...............2
Anhorn ......... ....... 5
Curtis................... 3
Bailey :................... 4
Thompson............. I
Virgil ........... ... 5
T. Smith................... 7
MINNESOTA ............N0
Attendance 104,677

o a team that The string has been broken. The
they can," Michigan defense, until yesterday, had
e may play a not given up more than one touchdown
year, but not per game. But in the 31-21 victory over
nse. It was a Minnesota, three Gophers eluded the
Blue defenders as they crossed the goal
e their charge line in the second, third and fourth
e first half quarters.
gan. Wideside The Gophers' total yardage was
things rolling recorded as 368 in 72 plays. But the real
irst of three story lay in the Gophers' passing game,
is midway which accounted for 339 yards, the most
r, giving the any team has passed for against the
Minnesota 25. Wolverines so far this season.
was the first FIFTY-ONE times, the Gophers went
tried to the air. Senior quarterback Mark
CCH. MINN. Carlson completed 27 of those while
25 19 having three picked off.
21 4 The Gophers' strategy was effective'.
l478 213 With fullback Gary White injured and
56 29 Marion Barber moving to that position,
19/2 27/51/3 the Gophers had to throw more to ad-
81 339 just for their weakness in the backfield.
/537 72/368 -
/2 2/2 And this came as no surprise to
69 63 Michigan head coach Bo Schem-
35.8 7/35.6 bechler. "I envisioned they would not
/8 3/25 run on us. So what else are you going to
/25 4/80 do, you've-got to throw."
And throw they did, using a double-
ss net td igst wingback offensive formation. Min
194 2 58 neso'ta's pattern was to roll and throw
179 1 49 short passes. ,For the most part it was
49 0 9 successful. But yardage does not add up
0 29 0 25
0 13 0 13 to points necessarily.
6 6 0 46 "THEY'RE NOT sitting back there
-2 0 -2 reading defenses," claimed the
38 1 15Michigan mentor. "All you do is half
0 1 1 11 roll and throw the ball. The ball is then
6 -20 0 3 delivered quickly. It's when Carlson
went back and took a little more time,
pI Int yds td Igst we got him," he continued.
5 1 42 0 11 Minnesota's offense was difficult to
:1 1 39 1 26 handle. According to Schembechler,
7 3 339155 they don't come much harder. Their
ability to move the ball was the reason
the game ended up as tight as it did.
yds td lgst Jokingly, Schembechler stated that he
31 1 11 did not believe his pass defense would
38 0 2
1 0 29 be among the conference's best
123 0 28 In spite of the Gophers' rolling offen-
69 0 24 se, the Wolverine defense held them
27 0 12
77 0 5 enough to preserve the win. One
42 1 13 Wolverine in particular came up with
1 0 1 two big plays to contribute to the
yds avg Igst The Wolverine defensive unit is
179 35.8 45 devastating. Yet each week, one defen-
der manages to be outstanding in han-
249 35.6 40 dling his game assignment. This week
7 7 7-21 it was defensive back Mike Jolly,
14 0 7-31 JOLLY CAME up with two key inter-

n spoils ft f
ceptions in the game. But these heroics
were partially offset by a pass inter-
ference call while Jolly was covering
Gopher Elmer Bailey.
Carlson's 22-yard touchdown pass at-
tempt to Bailey was incomplete but the
official tabbed the 6-314, 185 defender
for interference. The penalty gave
Minnesota the ball on the Michigan one
yard line which resulted in the Gopher's
first score of the afternoon.
"I didn't even see the play," said
Jolly. "I saw Bailey's eyes get wider so
I knew the ball was on the way. I just
stood there.
"Later, the ref told Mac (Bill McCar-
tney, Michigan's defensive coor-
dinator) that I was guarding the man
and not looking at the ball. But we were
on a man-to-man defense. It's a
judgement call," Jolly concluded.
BUT THE TWO interceptions were
something to savor. The first coming in
the first quarter broke up a Minnesota
drive on second and nine on the Min-
nesota 25-yard line. A Bryan Virgil field
goal resulted from this turnover.
The second came on the Michigan 25
on a third and five pass play. It was

or others
pure concentration as Jolly picked it off
while on the -ground. The Wolverines
then took over, driving 75 yards for
their second score of the game to make
it a 17-7 game.
Throughout the game, Jolly covered
Bailey like a blanket as he also broke up
two passes.
"I HAD BAILEY all over the field,"
remarked the senior. "When he went
inside, I would come underneath and
try to pick the ball off. It was pretty
hard because Carlson threw high where
it's tough to get my hands up there on
the ball.
"Bailey and I became pretty good
friends out there for not knowing each
other. He came up and congratulated
me after the game," Jolly continued.
Yet Jolly was disappointed that the
defense gave up three touchdowns.
What's worse, they allowed the op-
position to tally over 300 yards passing.
An "off"-day maybe for the defense
as a whole. Even Jolly with two
brilliant interceptions must contend
with an interference penalty. But as
long as the good outweighs the bad as it
does in Jolly's case, the Wolverine
defense can live with that.

The Michigan Daily-Sunday, October 14,1979-Page
Anhorn (86) is brought down by
linebacker Andy Cannavino (41)
and defensive back Mark Bra-
3 r' man (28) as Ron Simpkins (40)°
looks on. Anhorn made some fine
r.. ~catches in heavy tra ffic as he"-
+ ~hauled in five Mark Carlsoni
aerials for 69 yards. Michigan
won the game, 31-21, and upped
its Big Ten record to 3-0, tying
Aa ~them for the lead with Ohio State.
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way back into the contest and eventually win it.
The offense was awesome, or at least much better than it had been all
season, but Michigan couldn't put the Gophers away. I can hear my soccer
coach saying, 'I told you so.' Too many times Michigan missed opportunities
or made key mistakes.
I knew I should have listened to my soccer coach. No wonder I never
started very much and we had a great record.

Vaily roto by MAUREEN O'MALLEY
A MINNESOTA DEFENDER receives a piggy-back ride from sophomore
tailback Butch Woolfolk (24). Woolfolk had his finest day as a Wolverine,
gaining 194 yards on 24 carries and scoring touchdowns on runs of 58 and
41 yards.

Orioles bomb



ship, 9-6

Special to The Daily
PITTSBURGH - The Pirates'
ship is slowly sinking, and it will
take a mutiny by the Buccaneers to
hijack the high-flying Baltimore
The Cardiac Kids from Baltimore
did it again yesterday, this time
scoring six times in the eighth inning
to steal a 9-6 victory in the fourth
game of the World Series.
"WE BATTLED back a lot this
year. We look for one big inning and'
we've never given up before," said
Orioles' outfielder Ken Singleton.
The win gave them a commanding
3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series
and a chance to wrap up the cham-
pionship today. They will unleash
their ace - and the major's win-
ningest pitcher - Mike Flanagan
(23-9) against Jim Rooker (4-7).

so I sent Smith up first because he
has the least experience as a pinch-
hitter. I figured that would give us
two shots," said Weaver.
Crowley's two-run double capped
the explosion, rescuing the Birds
from a 6-3 deficit. Kiko Garcia, who
belted a key three-"run triple in
Friday's game, led off the inning
with a base hit and went to second on
Singleton's single. Eddie Murray
then grounded into a force out, sen-
ding Garcia to third. Doug DeCinces
was intentionally walked, becoming
the first player to walk four times in
a Series game since 1952.
That was enough for Pirate
manager Chuck Tanner. He brought
in ace reliever Kent Tekulve to
replace Jim Bibby. But even
Tekulve, who recorded 31 saves this
year, couldn't contain the Birds' on-
slaught. Lowenstein immediately
rocked Tekulve with a two-run

year-old Stoddard.
Just as they did in Friday's game,
the Pirates started out on high
ground, taking an early 4-0 lead in
the second inning. Willie Stargell
the only starter on either team who
played in the '71 Series, walloped his
second home run of the Series. John
Milner singled to right, and he
moved to third on Bill Madlock's
ground rule double. Ed Ott then
drove home both of them with
another ground rule double.
Ott was tagged out in a run-down
between third and home when- he
tried to score on Phil Garner's single
to center. Garner advanced to
second during the run-down.
Weaver yanked starter Dennis
Martinez in favor of Sammy Stewart
(8-5). Stewart got Bibby to line out,
but gave up a run-scoring single to
Omar Moreno, making it 3-0.
Stewart then picked Moreno off first

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