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October 27, 1979 - Image 9

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IS HOOSIERS' 5-2 MARK A FLUKE?
Blue brcfor Indiana

By BILLY SAHN
Are they contenders or pretenders?
:The Indiana Hoosiers roll into
Michigan Stadium today with a 3-1 Big
Ten conference record. Having suf-
fpred only one league loss, a 47-6
spanking against Ohio State, the
Hoosiers are still a factor in the Big Ten
race for the roses.
But are they truly contenders for the
Big Ten crown? Michigan head coach
lio Schembechler feels that the
Hoosiers must be reckoned with.
'WITh ONLY one loss in the Big
Ten," remarked Schembechler, "and
Purdue and ourselves still ahead, they
can make it difficult for the pre-season
contenders.
-,"This is a real good Indiana team
x.
Tit (liford
... leads Hoosier charge
with a shot at going to a bowl game,"
Schembechler continued.
The Hoosiers have had an impressive
season. They have fared well against
m'ediocre conference teams. Victories
over Iowa, Wisconsin and North-
western are firmly under their belts.
Yet they still have a tough schedule
ahead in the closing weeks, Michigan
today, Minnesota, Illinois, and Purdue
on the horizon.
TIl E LOSS TO Ohio State undoub-
tedly hurt Indiana. It was a blowout.
Yet they persisted the following week to
demolish a conference opponent. Even
though it was against Northwestern,
the Hoosiers won big as they shut the

Wildcats out 30-0. Even the Wolverines
gave up a touchdown to Northwestern.
Leading the team is offensive star
Tim Clifford at the quarterback
position. The 6-1, 200 signal caller is the
Hoosiers'strongest asset. Clifford has
passed for 1076 yards so far this season,
completing 92 of 153 attempts for a .601
percentage.
"Clifford's very valuable to our foot-
ball program," said Hoosier head
coach Lee Corso, "but we're not a one-
man show here."
BALANCING ('LIFFORD is his
favorite receiver over seven games,
tight end Bob Stephenson. The 6-3. 234
sophomore has grabbed 28 Clifford
passes so far for 267 yards and an
average of 9.5 yards per reception.
"Stephenson always seems to find an
opening," said Clifford. "I love to throw
to him, because I know if I get it around
him, he'll catch it," he added.
In the rushing department,' the
Hoosiers are solid with junior 'Mike
Harkrader. Harkrader, who recently
suffered a pulled hamstring, has rushed
for 487 yards this season scoring three
touchdowns and carrying the ball on the
average 4.0 yards per carry.
At fullback, Lonnie Johnson and Tony
D'Orazio round out the deep Hoosier
running attack.
On the other side of the field, B. J.
Dickey will get the starting nod from
Schembechler. But one change in the
lineup may well affect the Wolverine of-
fensive game. The 6-2, 202 sophomore
tailback, Butch ,Woolfolk, will get his
first start this year as he takes over for
the injured Stanley Edwards. Edwards
sustained a - sprained ankle last
weekend against Illinois. This time it
was the left ankle, not the right one he
previously sprained in 1978 which kept
him out for the entire season.
1OW WELL the Hoosier scoring at-
tack will react to the "devastating dee"
of Michigan remains to be seen. The
only change for the Wolverines will be
senior Gerald Diggs starting at the
strong side cornerback. Regular star-
ter Mark Braman is injured with a
pulled leg muscle.
Even though Indiana's defense is not
nearly as dominating as Michigan's,
Schembechler terms it "very
aggressive."
"Indiana has the biggest linemen sin-
ce Corso took over, and they are talen-

ted," remarked the Wolverine coach.
THE DEFENSE was the number-one
priority for Corso prior to the start of
the season. Improvement was needed,
and Corso got it.

In seven games, the Hoosier defen-
sive unit has forced 12 fumbles and nine
interceptions. Overall, the Hoosiers are
plus-seven on turnovers, which is a
great advantage to any team.
The only team that really moved on
them this season was Ohio State. In that
game, the Buckeyes racked up 503 total
offensive yards against the Hoosier
defense.
"Ohio State was better than we were
up front," said Corso. "They physically
manhandled us," he added.
AS FOR MICHIGAN, Corso is weary
of the Blue machine. "We have to play
better than Michigan to beat them.
That means outcoach them with more
sound and basic football," Corso said.
This is the Hoosiers' big chance. They
lost to OSU and must now face the other
Big Ten dominators, the Wolverines.
The Hoosiers bring to Ann Arbor a
skilled offense and a defense which has
had its share of problems. Yet progress
has been made.
Most likely, the Hoosiers will hit a
dead-end this afternoon. But the poten-
tial for a winning season is definitely
there.

The Michigan Daily-Saturday, October 27, 1979--Page 9.
Homecoming 1070
The past and the present, the old and the new, the great and the great,
Ernie Vick and Rick Leach.
Michigan's oldest living All-American returns to Michigan Stadium
today, along with the newest and perhaps the most widely acclaimed, roun-
ding out a field of 36 former Wolverine standouts appearing at Michigan
Stadium.
Vick turned the All-American trick in 1921, following in the footsteps of
Wolverine immortals Bill Cunningham and Germany Schulz. Despite his
comparatively small stature, Vick became one of Michigan's greatest cen-
ters as his tackling and blocking earned him national attention.
As a result of a Bo Schembechler gamble in 1975, Leach started his first
game as a freshman, eventually leading the Wolverines to the Orange Bowl.
When the dust finally cleared after four years, Leach held seven
Michigan, three Big Ten and two NCAA football records. Nuf', said for Mr.
Leach.

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MICHIGAN
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Ed Muransky..........
Kurt Becker...........
George Lilja...........
John Arbeznik.........
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Alan Mitchell .........
Ralph Clayton ........
B. J. Dickey .....
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LT Gerhard Ahting ......... (258)
LG Jeff Goldin ............. (240)
C Kevin Speer ............ (250)
LG Jeff Phipps ............. (239)
RT Mark Johnson .......... (268)
WR Bob Stephenson ......... (234)
WB Steve Corso ............. (162)
QB Tim Clifford ............ (200)
FB Tony D'razio.......... (218)
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Mike Trgovac ..........(227)
Dale Keitz .............. (233)
Mel Owens ............. (230)
Ron Simpkins .......... (225)
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Randy Willhite ......... (222)
Craig Walls ............. (210)
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Steve Mitchell .......... (178)
Chuck Alexander .......(183)
Dart Ramsey..........(192)

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Philadelphia 127, New York 116

Michigan's lacrosse club concludes
its fall season today when Michigan
State invades Elbel Field at :1 p.m. in a
rematch of last Saturday's contest,
which the Blue stick nen won, 13-4

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GO BLUE!
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