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Wolvertines miaul pitiful
(Continued from Page i)

carries in his third straight 100-plus ef-
fort as a starter.
MICHIGAN BEGAN the one-sided
game quietly, settling for a 22-yard
Bryan Virgil field goal on its first
possession. The 3-0 margin was short-
lived however, with Michigan tallying
twice early in the second quarter.
Wangler first drove the team 80 yards
in 13 plays, with Woolfolk doing the
honors from the one, after two 30-yard
passes, one a nifty grab by Anthony
Carter over the middle and the other a
catch by Marsh in heavy traffic, pushed
Michigan downfield.
The final score of the half came with

the Wolverines playing the familiar
role of opportunists.
Tackle Chris Godfrey chased down
Kalasmiki behind the line, forcing a
fumble and then recovering at the
Wisconsin 37. On third down Woolfolk
broke right, shedding two tackles, and
sprinted in for the touchdown. Virgil's
boot made it 17-0.
THAT WAS IT for the opening half,
but in the second came a flood of unan-
swered Michigan points. Wangler
wasted little time in making the
scoreboard click, passing to Marsh on
the second play of the half for the score.
The senior tight end gathered
Wangler's throw in at the Badger 35,
cut to the left, and pulled away from
safety Vaughn Thomas for the gaudy
touchdown, his second of the year.
After a high snap from center on an
end zone punt resulted in a Michigan
safety, Wangler and company quickly
struck again.
Michigan took the free kick at its own
35 and swept down the field, with Reid
diving over a heap of players from the
one.
SADLY FOR Wisconsin, Michigan
hadn't yet finished its offensive work.'
On the Wolverines' next possession,
Woolfolk took a deep pitch at about the
goal line, broke over left tackle, cut
back and raced down the center of the
field. Wisconsin defensive back Mickey
Casey gave futile chase, diving and
missing Woolfolk at the 30.
"Woolfolk came off the field and
asked, 'Was he gaining on me?',"
Schembechler recalled, laughing. "I
said, 'yeah.' He's proud of his speed.
Not many can gain on Butch in the open
field."

Badgers
nevertheless threw a damper on the
post-game press conference.
"The next couple of games with Pur-
due and Ohio State are going to be
sticky," he said. "The four or five-yard
play will mean a lot. We can't go
looking for the big play there. The team
that plays the best defense in the last
two weeks will win."
Nostalgia buff or not, any football fan
cansurely relate to that.
Unstoppable

The Michigan Daily-Sunday, November 4, 1979-Page 1.1C
SLAMMIN'
IT
By DAN PERRIN HO~gME

Times are changing...
... andso is.Bo

Al

First downs.............
Rushing (att/yds)......
Passing (comp/att/int) ....
Passing yds.............
Fumbles (no/lost).......
Punts (no/avg)..........

MICHI
17
52/371
10/15/0
219
5/1
3/39

John Wangler
... solidifies starting status
Michigan's final two touchdowns
came with freshman Rich Hewlett at
the helm in the fourth quarter.
A fumbled Virgil punt gave the
Wolverines the ball at the 12, midway
through the period, and from there it
was Hewlett for four, substitute
fullback Gerald Ingram for four more
ahd freshman Lawrence Ricks for the
score.
THEN, FOLLOWING a 61-yard
sprint by rookie tailback Mike Cade,
Ingram's five-yard run rounded out
another long day for Wisconsin, now 1-5
in the Big'Ten and 2-7 overall.
Satisfied somewhat by the Michigan
rout, a rarity this year, Schembechler

wIsC
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137
6/3
7/56.6
0-0
14 - 54

SCORING
WISCONSIN.............0 0 0
MICHIGAN ................ 3 14 233

SCORING PLAYS
MICH-Virgil 27 yd. FG
MICH-Woolfolk I yd. run (Virgil kick)
MICH-W~oolfolk 30 yd. run (Virgil kick)
MICH-Marsh 71 yd. pass from Wangler (Virgil
kick)
MICH-Team safety
MICH-Reid i yd. run (Virgil kick)
MICHI-Woolfolk 92 yd. run (Virgil kick)
MICR-Ricks 4 yd. run (Virgil kick)
MICH-Ingram 5 yd. run (Virgil kick)
RUSHING

tW I
Butch Woolfolk
... breaks Harmon's record

MICHIGAN
att
Woolfolk .................. 19
C'ade...................... 2
Hewlett.................. 4
Reid...........12
Ricks....................7
Ingram.................... 3
Wangler................... 5
WISCONSIN
Mohapps................... 16
Green.................... 14
Davis...........3
King..................... 2
Neal ................... 1
Williams .................. 3
Kalacmniki................. 9
, PASSING
MICHIGAN
att comp
Wangler ........... 13 10
Hewlett............ 2 0
WISCONSIN
Kalasmiki,.........18 8

yd
190
59
50
35
18
12
7
71
40
11
19
16
9
-56
it
0
0

avg
10.0
29.5
12.5
2.9
2.6
4.0
1.4
4.4
2.9
3.7
9.5
16.0
3.0
-6.2
yds
219
0

By DAN PERRIN
N O DOUBT ABOUT IT - the 1979 Michigan football team has donned a
new image. No longer are they sticking strictly to a refined ground ;
game, rarely opening up and getting the most out of their talented running ;
backs and receivers.
No longer is the team so awesome that Big Ten opponents know they
don't stand a chance when they play in Michigan Stadium. And, consequen-
tly, no longer are the Wolverines running up huge scores, easily outdistan-
cing their foes without putting forth a great deal of effort.
No, this year things are different. True, the Blue gridders thoroughly e
abused an outclassed Wisconsin squad yesterday, 54-0, in old-fashioned "win
'em big" style. But, it's also true that the victory over the battered Badgers
was the first by a substantial margin this year, except for the season- .
opening 49-7 thrashing of Northwestern.
The remaining games have been won or lost by a margin of 21 points or
less. Many of the clashes have been decided late in the game and you'll
recall, it took a desperation toss to Anthony Carter to pull out last week's 27-
21 thriller over Indiana.
So, the road down the Big Ten title trail has not been marked by romps
and routs, not by any means. Rather, it's been a long and winding road and a
rough one for Coach Bo Schembechler.
What's made life a little bit easier for Schembechler while providing ex-
citement for the fans has been the arrival of the BIG PLAY. Big plays - that
is, crucial runs and receptions that either set up or result in a score - have
played a major role in Michigan's 8-1 record (6-0 in the Big Ten) this year.
The Wolverines have scored from 30 yards out or farther nine times in
the last five games, quite an astonishing figure.
The key to this turn of events has been the new approach Schembechler
is taking in running his team this season. For the first time in his 11-year
tenure at Michigan, Schembechler is opening up his offense and sur-
prisingly, gambling when needed, in order to assure victory for the
Wolverines.
'Big Play'Butch
Schembechler is a new man in many respects. He realizes this year's q
team is different and he's allowing himself to roll with the changes. He's put-
ting the ball in the air a lot more and says he will "pull all stops" to win this
year.
As he put it after yesterday's win, "This is a funny team. I can't read
'em as well as I can some others. They're different in that respect."
That's not a bad assessment of his team's play in recent games. It's
highly unusual for Schembechler to play the run 'n gun type game, yet it's
happening right before our very eyes.
There goes Butch Woolfolk on a 92-yard scamper. . . touchdown,
Michigan. Look, there's Doug Marsh hauling in a 71-yard John Wangler
bomb ... touchdown, Michigan. And, oh, I don't believe it. There's Bo
Schembechler going for the first down on fourth and six and fourth and eight,
instead of sending in the kicking team.
Even Schembechler admits his team's image is changing. "We haven't
scored a lot this year. Other than today and against Northwestern. We've
been a three or four touchdown team. Now we're sort of a big play team; we
can sort of explode when we want.
"This team has more explosive receivers," added Schembechler. "And
(tailback Butch) Woolfolk does have a tendency to get long runs."
Yes, he certainly does. In fact, it almost seems as if Woolfolk is
becoming addicted to long gainers. A quick look at this year's stats reveals
that Woolfolk leads the team in big play touchdowns with five.
The sophomore speedster from Westfield, N. J. began the streak against
Minnesota, his first start of the season. He scored twice in that game, on 58
and 41-yard sprints. Woolfolk then added a 30-yird touchdown at Illinois
before picking up another pair of six-pointers in yesterday's victory.
His 92-yard score is the longest in Michigan history and coupled with
another 30-yard touchdown run, Woolfolk now leads the Big Ten in scoring
with 72 points in six games.
Considering the success that has accompanied big plays, you'd think
Schembechler would be pleased when a big play develops. But, Schem-
bechler insists you "can't count on the big play."
That may be true, but it sure helps to get one when you're in need of a
score.

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1 137

RECEIVING
MICHIGAN
no yds
Marsh ..................... 3 110
(Clayton ...................13 54
Carter .................... 2 39
Reid ...................... 1 10
Woolfolk .................. 1 6
WISCONSIN

TD
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Stauss...................
Sydnor ................m...
Stracka.................
Mohapp ...................

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6s
35
19
18

SAFETY GEORGE WELCH (12) of
Wisconsin makes sure Michigan's An-
thony Carter (1) doesn't repeat his
high-stepping heroics of last week's
game-winning play by collaring the
flashy freshman in mid-air. Ralph
Clayton (22) watches the action.
Michigan went on to shut out Wisconsin,
54-0, yesterday, collecting 590 yards of
total offense.

BIG TEN ROUNDUP:
Buckeye streak hits nine

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"Best player in supportingL role--
andthe Wolverine winner is...'
B BILLY NEFF
The nominees for best supporting actor this year are: key pass in the go-ahead drive (for the third TD) against
1) John Wangler for his performances against Califor- Indiana. Betts also threw a block which sprung Woolfolk
nia, Indiana and yesterday's 10 for 13 outing against yesterday on his 92-yard scamper, the longest in
Wisconsin; 2) Butch Woolfolk - for chalking up 12 TDs Michigan history.
in a backup role and averaging nearly 150 yards as a "Now that we've touched upon our seldom-discussed,
starter in the last four games; 3) Mel Owens - the four- always contributing players, we can now return to our
th leading tackler on the team; 4) Lawrence Reid - for more well-known, but still less famous supporting cast.
his steady running and his brilliant thinking at the end of Remember that votes are accumulated on a strictly,
the Indiana game. least expected-most successful, basis.
"Gentlemen," the emcee continued, "we have to keep "John Wangler, Michigan's resident Joe Namath, has
in mind that the best supporting actor is given to come off the bench to hurl for over 200 yards in three
. someone who wasn't expected to play a major role in the games. When the year started, everyone expected B. .1.
Michigan season and is doing precisely that. The other Dickey to gain the notoriety and maybe, even Gary Lee.
major qualification of a best supporting actor is that this But the junior from Royal Oak has turned in miracles
player should be someone who was not expected to start like the pass to Anthony Carter, amongst other accom-
and has come in and done a stand-out job. plishments.
"Before we go on, gentlemen, we must keep in mind "Butch Woolfolk, meanwhile, has come off the bench
that many other recent stars, some of whom are the to notch 776 yards and 12 touchdowns, while only sharing
unlikeliest of heroes, unfortunately, could not be in- time with starter Stanley Edwards. Due to Edwards' in-
cluded. Every game, it seems that the most incon- jury, Woolfolk has taken the opportunity to ramble over
spicuous players are putting themselves in the limelight. opposing defenses like a runaway train.
People like Ron Simpkins and Curtis Greer and Doug "Our third candidate, Mel Owens, a quiet, soft-spoken
Marsh are playing well, but the lesser-known faces are sort from corn country in Illinois, started at the begin-
also toting their end. ning of last year, but was felled by an injury early in the
"One person who we couldn't include, due to a limit on season. This year, he has come on to make game-saving
entrants, is sophomore defensive end Bob Thompson, interceptions against Indiana "and many key sacks like
from Blue Island, Illinois. Last week, Thompson filled in he did against Wisconsin.
quite well for a suspended Ben Needham and totaled "Finally, we have Lawrence "L.P." Reid, a
nine tackles, including a sack early in the second, half Hollywood-type from Philadelphia. Reid has broken
which turned the momentum for Michigan. loose several times this year on long gainers, one of
"And gentlemen, senior defensive lineman Chris God- which he scored on and the other on which he looked
frey must be excluded from our list despite coming back too much at his defender. In addition, he kept the
through with some key plays. In yesterday's rout again- drive going against Indiana by tossing the ball out of
>t Wiscnnsin with Michiain leading 10-0. Gndfrev hnnds tn stnn the elnek A nre Hnllvwnd staf I

By the Associated Press
CHAMPAIGN -Vlade Janakievski
kicked three field goals and his team-
mates added five touchdowns as Ohio
State rolled over .Illinois 44-7 in a Big
Ten game yesterday.
The victory gave Ohio State a season
record of 9-0, and dropped the Illinois to
1-7-1. Janakievski's field goals came on
kicks of 51, 47 and 36 yards, and he
missed on a 23-yard try.
BIG TEN STANDINGS

Conference

Ohio State ....
MICHIGAN ..
Purdue .....
Indiana......
Minnesota ....
Iowa .........
Mich. St......
Wisconsin ....
Illinois .....
Northwestern

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tage in the first quarter before the
Hoosier offense started rolling behind
Clifford and Harkrader.
THE JUNIOR TAILBACK scored In-
diana's first touchdown on a 1-yard run
in the first period, then added two more
scores on a 27-yard pass from Clifford
and a 1-yard run that iced the game
with less than three minutes to go.
Harkrader gained 132 yards for the
game, moving into second place on In-
diana's career rushing list.
The victory lifted Indiana to 4-.2in the
Big Ten and 6-3 overall with two games
remaining. The Hoosiers' last winning
season was in 1968.
Minnesota fell to 3-3-1 in the con-
ference and 4-4-1 in all games.
Michigan St. 42, N'wstn 7
EVANSTON - Substitute quarter-
back Bryan Clark passed for three
touchdowns and ran for two more
yesterday as Michigan State crushed
Northwestern 42-7 in a battle of Big Ten
also-rans.-
Aftera scoreless first period, the
Spartans took a 14-7 half-time lead with
41 seconds to play in the second quarter
on a 13-yard pass from Clark to Eugene
Byrd. They never trailed again as
Clark, who started in place of injured
Bert Vaughn, ran for touchdowns of 2
yards and 1 yard and threw a three-
yard scoring pass to Byrd in the second
half.
THE SPARTANS finished the scoring
on a 22-yard pass from John Leister to
Jow Stevens with 2:14 left in the game.
The victory snapped a five-game
losing streak for Michigan State, last
year's conference co-champion. The
Spartans are 4-5 for the season and 2-4
in the Big Ten. Northwestern, which

tight end Dave Young for a 4-yarder in
the first quarter and tailback Ben Mc-
Call for a 17-yard touchdown midway
through the second to boost 15th ranked
Purdue to 7-2 overall and 5-1 in the Big
Ten.
Iowa dropped to 4-5 and 3-3.
Dennis Mosley's 88-yard rushing per-
formance boosted his season total to
1,044 and made him the first Iowa
player ever to reach the 1,000-yard
mark in a season.
Irish
sink_
]Navy
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Vagas
Ferguson smashed across from the
three-yard line in the fourth quarter
yesterday, and led 13th-ranked Notre
Dame to a hard-fought 14-0 victory over
Navy.
Ferguson, .Notre Dame's all-time
rushing leader, gained 155 yards in 34
carries and posted his 11th career 100-
yard game as the Irish kept alive their
hopes for a major bowl bid with their
sixth victory against two losses.
THE DEFEAT was the second
straight for the injury-riddled Middies..
and dropped them to 6-2 for the season.
Notre Dame took the opening kickoff
and drove 73 yards in 16 plays with -
quarterback Rusty Lisch sneaking over
for the touchdown. The Irish didn't

CALVIN MURRAY, Todd Bell, Paul
Campbell and Art Schlichter scored
Ohio state's running touchdowns and
quarterback Greg Castignola hit Brad
Doelle with a pass in the end zone for
the final Buckeye score.
Illinois' first drive fizzled when a
McCullough pass was intercepted by
safety Vince Skillings.
The Buckeyes then moved to the
Illinois 16 but the drive ended with an
offensive pass interference call.
Janakievski put OSU on the scoreboard
first with a 47-yard field goal midway
through the first quarter.

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