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Page 12-Sunday, October 21, 1979-The Michigan Daily

Michigan maintains

Illinois hex with late surge

(Continued from Page 1
WolveNines ground their way through
the stingy Illini defense. Stanley Ed-
wards punched out runs of five and
eight yards before the Wolverines were
faced with a critical third and six
situation at the Illinois 19-yard line. An-
thony Carter then executed the year's
first successful double-reverse and
scampered to the Illini nine.
After Woolfolk powered his way to the
three on two successive runs, quarter-
back B. J. Dickey plunged just short of
" the goal line on third down. On fourth

down, Dickey, now firmly entrenched
as, Michigan's number one quarter-.
back, made a great fake to fullback
Lawrence Reid and then pitched out to
Woolfolk who dashed untouched into the
Illini end zone.
The Wolverine surge was not yet
complete. On the next series of downs,
senior Dale Keitz sacked McAvoy for a
six-yard loss and Illinois punter Chris
Sigourney was forced to kick into the.
strong wind. He could only muster a 21-
yarder, which put Michigan in great
field position at the Illini 37.

The Wolverines proceeded to follow
the old dust maxim and smashed their
way through the Illinois defense.
Facing a third and five at the 20, cagy
Schembechler startled everyone and
especially his former assistant,
Moeller, by calling a pass over the mid-.
dle to Carter.
On the play, Dickey, faked left and
rolled right a few yards. At precisely
the right time, he hurled the ball in the
direction of a slanting Carter, and the
freshman gathered the ball in and out-
kicked his defender into the end zone.
Michigan continued to pile up more
dust, and nibble at more yards from the
stiff Illinois defense. First, it was
Woolfolk, who alternates with Edwards
at tailback, then Roosevelt Smith and
once more, Woolfolk.
Finally, this drive stalled, or
seemingly stalled, when Dickey missed

a wide open Smith on the flat on third
and four at the 30. This set the stage for
fourth down and instead of calling on
Bryan Virgil, who missed two first half
field goals mainly due to the winds,
running the team's total to two for 15,
Schembechler went for the first down.
On fourth down the Wolverines ran a
power right where they just completely
toppled every Illinois defender.
Woolfolk was the ball carrier and he
danced around a group of blockers
before waltzing untouched into the end
The rout was on and the defense
wasn't quite done yet with it's party.
After McAvoy passed Illinois into
Michigantterritory, Simpkins rocked
the Illini quarterback for an eight-yard
loss, then dropped fullback Mike Mur-
phy four more yards behind the line
before Wolverine lineman Chris God-

frey got into the act, tacking on a 17-
yard loss.
Greer wanted some of the fun, too, so
as Sigourney went to punt, Greer blew
in and blocked it, handing Michigah the
ball at the Fighting Illini 19.
Reserve quarterback John Wangler
replaced Dickey and connected with
Woolfolk and substitute tight end Norm
Betts for gains of seven and eight ards
to bring the pigskin to the Illinois four.
Then Bo called on his speedster from
the east, Woolfolk, and again he dove
over from the one for six more points.
On the extra point, the high snap went
through Dickey's hands and no kick
was attempted.
Against the Wolverines' second unit,
McAvoy, playing as a result of injuries
to Rich Weiss and Lawrence Mc-
Cullough, led the Illini to a touchdown,
finishing off with a ten-yard screen pass

to Murphy. The big gainer was Mike
Holmes' 30-yard run.
Not much has been said about the fir-
st half because there is not much to say.
Michigan out-gained Illinois 122 to 88
and had several opportunities to score.
But two Virgil field goals were missed
and the offense just couldn't move the
ball against Illinois. Thus, it became a
punting contest.
Bo is basically happy because,
"Anytime you win on the road, even if
it's 3-2, it's a great win," he said. A win
it was, but not before many clouds of
dust, and even more gusts of wind had
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By Billy Sohn
Nature plays havoc...
... Blue weathers storm
_, , TWO TO two and a half hour drive southeast of Chicago on the flat Illinois
A plains lies Champaign, home of the Fighting Illini. But for all intensive
purposes, yesterday's Big Ten matchup between Illinois and Michigan
might just as well have been played on the Lake Michigan shore, the water-
front of the Windy City.
Heavy cloud cover, a temperature of 77 degrees F. and winds coming
from the north gusting up to. 35 miles per hour, persisted throughout the 27-7
Wolverine victory. This combination of elements is hardly the type one
would expect to encounter in late October.
"It was definitely a wind game," commented a satisfied Michigan head
coach Bo Schembechler after the game. "It was the toughest wind I've
played in. It was a wind tunnel out there," concluded the Wolverine mentor in
the victprs' locker room
The wind factor was critical in the outcome of the game. It added an ex-
.tra dimension that Michigan simply could not plan for in practice. Accor-
dingly, Schembechler told his players at halftime with both teams scoreless,
that Michigan, "was going to play this wind to the hilt."
Although Illinois was the prime opponent, Michigan's victory over
mother Nature meant the Wolvevines successfully challenged the unusual
"It was critical," Schembechler remarked. "I'm not so sure that having
the wind behind you was any help. It was hard throwing with or against it,"
added the coach.
Three times Michigan had great field position as Illini punter Chris
Sigourney just could not meet the opposing force as the gusts blew in his
In the first quarter on Illinois' second series, Sigourney half-punted from
the Illinois 24-yard line to Michigan's speedster Anthony Carter. Carter called
a fair catch on the 25-yard punt at the Illini 49-yard line. On his team's next
series of possessions, Sigourney found himself in an even tougher position
punting only 11 yards to Mike Jolly from the Illini 37-yard line to the Illini 48.
Neither of those two field possessions resulted in points for the
Wolverines as Michigan was contained by Illinois. But in the third quarter,
the Illini punter's weak 24-yard boot downed on the Illinois 37-yard line
resulted in Michigan's second score with quarterback B.J. Dickey connec-
ting to Anthony Carter for a 20 yard touchdown slant-in pass.
However, kicking was not the only part of the game hampered by the
wind. Passing was a definite problem for both teams, no matter which way
they were heading.
p. "We didn't throw much because of the wind," said Dickey, "but when we'
did we wanted to keep it short.' '
The wind consequently limited Michigan's passing game. The
Wolverines only recorded a net passing yardage of 69 yards, completing six
of 11 passes. Similarly, the Illini didn't fare much better. QB Tim McAvoy
connected on 16 out of 26 passes for only 114 yards. But in rushing, Michigan
ran the ball 61 times for 228 net yards compared to Illinois' 37 times for 58 net
In spite of Michigan's rushing dominance over the Illini, the Wolverines
turned in a relatively weak performance in the offensive department, only
297 yards. Up until this game, Michian's offense had been averaging 428 yar-
ds per ga me.
Credit the Illini defense. They did a helluva job in bottling up the
Wolverine attack early on. For instance, Michigan could only muster a
pitiful halftime net yardage of 122.,
"The score doesn't indicate it, but there's no question that that was our
best defensive effort," said dejected Illini head coach Gary Moeller after the
But as has happened very often this season for Michigan, it was the
Wolverine defense that eme up with the clutch play creating the necessary
momentum for victory.'
The Wolverines forged ahead to put 27 points on the scoreboard in the
second half after Jolly made a key interception in the opening moments of
the third quarter. The 6-3 -, 185 senior picked off a McAvoy pass intended for
Illini tightend Lee Boeke. Oddly enough, Jolly attributed the interception to,
the wind.
"I was out there covering my man," Jolly said. "McAvoy threw it right
t on the money, but the wind took it outside a little bit, Our defense needed to
get some turnovers and it's fortuante that came our way," he concluded.
Strange how your toughest opponent can sometimes be your path suc-
cess when you least expect it. In the Wolverines' case, the wind that so
stymied their aerial attack eventually led to victory.

Boilermakers seal Spartan fate

EAST LANSING - Cornerback
Wayne Smith picked off an interception
for a 42-yard touchdown dash and
reserve tailback Jimmy Smith dived
over for a second score yesterday as
Purdue defeated Michigan State, 14-7,
in a Big Ten football struggle.
Neither team showed much spark in
the tedious battle, which generated
boos from a capacity homecoming
crowd by halftime. Michigan State
averted its first shutout since 1975 only
when tailback Steve Smith plunged
over from the one with 34 seconds left in
the game.:
IN FACT, the game's highlight was
Purdue quarterback Mark Herrmann
setting a career Big Ten pass com-
pletion record. His 419th completion
broke the record set by Michigan
State's Eddie Smith last year.
The victory kept Purdue just a game
off the Big Ten lead and in the running
for a post-season bowl bid. The Boiler-
makers are 3-1 in the conference and 5-
2 overall, winning their first on the road
this year.
It was the fourth straight loss fore
Michigan State, after it started the
season with three victories. The Spar-
tans are now 1-3 in the Big Ten.
(Ohio Stoic 59, WiSeOrlSIID 0
COLUMBUS - Art Schlichter figured
in four touchdowns yesterday to lead
undefeated and sixth-ranked Ohio State
to a 59-0 romp over Wisconsin, the
Michigan 27. Illinois 7
Purdue 14. Michigan State 7
Ohio State S9, Wisconsin 0
Minnesota 24. Iowa 7
Indiana 30. Northwestern 0
Southern Cala2,. Notre Dame 23
Arkansas 17. Texas 14
"Missouri3:3, 'olorado 7
:astern Michigan It, Kent State 1(i
Auburn :3.Georgia Tech 34
Dartmouth 10. Harvard 7
Wake Forest 25, Maryland 7
N. (a rolina 35, N. Carolina St. 2t
Alabama 27, Tennessee 37
Pittsburgh 26. Washington 14
(ra mbling 25. Jackson .jt.1:3
Oklahoma 38. Kansas St.6
Brigham Young 57. Wyoming 14
Navy !4.Virginia 10
Texas Tech 30, Rice 7
Nebrasks 36. Oklahoma St. 0
Central Michigan :t.BalSt. 30
Georgia it,. Vanderbilt I0
S. 'arolina 2l. Mississippi ti
Clemson 2R. Duke iO
W. Virginia 27. Tulane 17
Penn St. 35, Syracuse7
Baylor 5S. Army ii0
Toledo 23, Ohio V.13i
Philadelphia 7. Detroit 3
New York (1)6. Itarttord I
Boston 5,. Los Angeles 4
Pittsburgh 5, Washington 1
Washington 117. Detroit 106
Philadelphia 136, New York lil

Badgers' worst defeat ever, in a Big
Ten Conference college football game.
The worst setbacks previously for
Wisconsin were 56-0 defeats by Ohio
State in 1975 and Michigan two years
TIlE VICTORY was the Buckeyes'
seventh overall and fourth in the con-
ference, as they beat the Badgers for
the 20th straight time. Wisconsin, 2-5
overall and 1-3 in the league, never has
won in 57-year-old Ohio Stadium.
The margin of victory was Ohio
State's largest in 72 games, dating back
to a 60-0 whipping of Northwestern in
Ohio State opened with a pair of 14-
point quarters and had settled the out-
come by halftime. The Buckeyes ran
their margin to 38-0 in the third quarter
before substitutes took over.
Schlichter, the Big Ten's total offense
leader, played less than three quarters
and totaled 162 yards. The sophomore
quarterback completed 11 of 17 passes
for 150 yards.
tijflfCOt (I 24. ,li 7!
IOWA CITY - Quarterback Mark
Carlson connected with Elmer Bailey
on 60- and 57-yard passes to pace Min-
nesota to a 24-7 victory over Iowa in Big

Ten football Saturday.
. Tailback Marion Barber got the
Gophers' other TD on a one-yard run
with 5:56 left in the first quarter as
Minnesota boosted its mark to 4-3
overall and 3-2 in the Big Ten. Iowa fell
to 3-4 and 2-2 in the league.
PAUL ROGIND kicked a 24-yard
field goal on Minnesota's first
possession to complete the Gopher
scoring and spoil the Hawkeyes'
Tailback Dennis Mosley, the Big
Ten's leading rusher, scored Iowa's
only touchdown on a 19-yard run in the
second quarter.
Minnesota rolled up 348 yards total
offense, including 230 in the air. Iowa
totaled 334, but suffered with four fum-
bles and an interception. The Gophers
converted the fumble into a field goal
and the interception into a touchdown.
hId(1 1r(1 30, ii'esl'rn 0
Harkrader rushed for 146 yards and
scored twice yesterday as Indiana
defeated Northwestern 30-0 in Big Ten
college football.
Junior quarterback Tim Clifford
completed 16 of 25 passes for 181' yards
as the Hoosiers moved to 5-2 overall and

3-1 in conference play.
NORTHWESTERN, 1-6 and 0-5, spent
most of the afternoon in its own
territory as Indianas defense stopped
the visitors' running game.
The Wildcats' only serious scoring
threat ended at the Indiana five early in
the fourth quarter'as a fourth-down
pass fell incomplete in the end zone.
The Hoosiers marched 79 yards in 13
plays to s ore on the first play of the
second quarter with Harkrader running
in'from the four.
Kevin Kellogg, who had missed an
extra point attempt earlier, booted a 46-
yard field goal on the final play of the
half, giving Indiana a 9-0 halftime ad-
USC 42, Not re Dame 23
SOUTH BEND-Al-Ameican Char-
les White rushed for a career-high 261
yards yesterday and decided one of
college football's greatest individual
ground-gaining duals with four short
second-half touchdown runs that
sparked fourth-ranked Southern
California to a wild 42-23 victory over
Notre Dame and record-setting Vagas
White surged past Terry Miller of
Oklahoma State, Ted Brown of North
Carolina State and Ed Marinaro of Cor-
nell into third place on the all-time
rushing charts with 4,796 yards.
THE 185-POUND senior tailback,
who trails second-place Archie Griffin
of Ohio State by 381 yards, scored two
touchdowns in the second quarter and
put the Trojans out of reach on a pair of
1-yard plunges in the final period.
White's third touchdown capped a
furious 7/-minute stretch, in which the
Trojans outscored Notre Dame 21-3, as
the two long-time intersectional powers
combined for more than a combined
1,000 offensive yards.
White's heroics overshadowed a 185-
yard performance by Ferguson, who
became Notre Dame's career rushing
leader with a total of 2,847 yards.
Ferguson gained all his yardage in
the first three periods and scored Notre
Dame's first touchdownson runs of 1
yard and 21 yards.
Alabam 27, Tetiauese (>)1 7
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-Major Ogilvie
raced for two third-period touchdowns
as top-ranked Alabama, stymied early
by four lost fumbles, overcame a 17-0
deficit and defeated No. 18 Tennessee
27-17 yesterday in a Southeastern Con-
ference football game.
Ogilvie's first touchdown, a 1-yard
plunge with 9:40 left in the third quar-
ter, came after Ricky Tucker intercep-
ted a Jimmy Streater pass at the Ten-
nessee 30. Ogilvie had raced 16 yards on
the play before his touchdown that cut
Tennessee's lead to 17-14.
back with a 70-yard drive that required
14 plays and 7'/ minutes to take the
lead with only five seconds left in the
quarter on a 6-yard run by Ogilvie, who
rushed for more than 100 yards on the
hot, muggy afternoon.
The Tide put the game on ice with an
80-yard march early in the fourth quar-
ter, which ended on Don Jacobs' 13-
yard keeper with just over six minutes
to play.

Ar roto
TOM GIBBONS (34) of Notre Dame lowers the boom on USC's Charles
White. White ran all over Notre Dame for a career high of 261 yards as he
led the Trojans to a 42-23 victory yesterday in South Bend.


Michigan destroys Falcons,

Big Ten Standings
Conference All


Bruno Baseotto dismissed any in-
ferences about being a freshman fluke
last night as he figured in three of seven
Blue goals as the Michigan hockey
team shot down the Bowling Green
TFalcoms 7-2. This was the eleventh con-
'secutive win for the Wolverines in as
many tries against the Falcons.
-_ The night before in Bowling Green,
'Baseotto scored the first hat trick of the
season for Michigan Coach Dan Farrell
ard also picked up three assists. And
last night he continued on his scoring
rampage, scoring what turned out to be
the winning goal. It was not a par-
ticuiarly difficult score, but one he
finessed over the Falcons' sprawling
'goaltender Wally Charko.
The winner took place a little more
than three minutes into the second
period while Michigan had a one-man

players from in front of Fricker.
The Blue dekers wasted no time in
putting their firepower to work.
Freshman left wing Joe Milburn picked
up a loose puck at center ice only 24
seconds into the game, and dashed in
all alone on Charko. He then rifled a low
slapshot from the top of the face-off cir-
cle which cleanly beat the Falcon net-
minder onhis glove side.
A little under four minutes later,
sophomore Murray Eaves put his can-
non to work and slammed a nifty
Baseotto pass home to put the
Wolverines up 2-0.

Fricker consistently turned away the
Falcon attempts to put one in the net
until the 11:53 mark of the first period.
Bowling Green senior Yves Pelland
knocked in a rebound that bounced out
in front of the net off the pads of
BASEOTTO THEN put the Blue
ahead with his goal, but the Falcons
were not to be grounded this early.
While Don McLaughlin sat in the
penalty box for interfernce his team-
mate Andy'Crowther flew in on an un-
protected Fricker and Slapped it by the
netminder before he could flex a
muscle. That brought them withon one

goal of Michigan.
The third period rolled around and
that's when the roofed caved in on the
michigan opponents. Freshman Brad
Tippett, senior alternate captain Dan
Lerg, junior Roger Bourne and senior
Dave Brennan each slammed home
goals to give Fricker the insurance
which he didn't really need. ,
These four, goals were not all the
doing of Michigan though as coach
Jerry York's Falcons accumulated
eight two minute penalties and prac-
tically played the entire third period
At the other end of the arena Charko
tried desperately to keep the little blck
disc out of the net. At times he was sen-
sational and other times he floundered
still managing to stop 31 of 38 Michigan
His defense was constantly trying to

Ohio State
Michigan St.

4 0
4 0
3 1
3 1
3 2
2 2
1 3
1 3
0 4
0 5





First downs ...............
Rush (att/yds) ..........
Passing comp/att/int)
Passsing yds...........
Fumbles (no/lost)..:.....
Penalties no/xds)........
Punts (no/avg).........

0 is
6t/228 3:1/5
6/11/0 16/26/i
69 114
0/0 1/0
2/10 4/39j
9/32.3 3/41.7

'em away
Murphy .... ................
McAvoy .....................:

a tt




Sweeping start

Il.LINOIS............. 0 0, 0 7-
MICHIGAN ..............0 0 14 13-2
MICRI-Woolfolk 1 ,yd run ( Virgil kick )
MICI.Carter20yd pass from Dickey (Virgil kick)
MI'l-Woolfolk 30 yd run (Virgil run)
MICII-Woolfolkt yd run (run failed)
ILL-Murphy 10 ydpassfrom McAvoy (Bostrum


Hickey.........:.........9 4 0
Wangler ................. 2 2 0
att comp int
McAvoy ................26 16 1
no yds
Woolfolk ....................... 2 14
Carter.......................t 20
Clayton... ................ t .5
Marsh..... .....................1! 12
Betts-.........................I 8



Scoring: M-Milburn (unassisted) 0:24: M-

McLaughlin (elbowing) 12:07: M-Todd (inter-

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