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Page 8-Saturday, November 10, 1979-The Michigan Daily

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West Lafayette, Indiana, has been the scene of many an
upset but never the mania it had experienced prior to this
football season. Picked anywhere from second to eighth in
preseason football polls, there were hopes of a possible
national championship for Purdue. 18 starters returned from
a Peach Bowl winner last year.
Now nine games into the season, the mania has faded con-
siderably as the Boilermakers have sputtered and coughed.
With Michigan venturing into today, Purdue is
wheezing a bit, also, due to an injury situation of monumental
Nevertheless, the Boilermakers, 7-2 and 5-1 in the Big Ten,
have a faint shot at going to the Rose Bowl and should end up
in some bowl behind the glamour of passing wizard Mark
This year, however, some of Herrmann's magic has
disappeared as he has hurled 17 interceptions, a major
reason for a 31-14 defeat at Minnesota and scant victories of
20-16 and 20-14 over Northwestern and luckless Iowa, respec-
But a win against Big Ten leading Michigan will be a
major accomplishment for the injury-riddled Boilermakers.'
They will probably be missing flanker Mike Harris, split end
Raymond Smith and fullbacks John Macon and Mike
Augustyniak. Linebacker Kevin Motts and safety Tim Seneff
are also doubtful.
The situation in West Lafayette wasn't helped any when
top recruit Jim Smith, another running back, left the team
for personal reasons. In spite of all this' bad news, Purdue
fights on, knowing full well how much a win would mean for
coach Jim Young, a former understudy of Bo Schembechler.
The Boilermakrs also realize how tough it is for teams to beat
them at home (Notre Dame succumbed earlier in the

With'all of their men healthy, the game would come down
to Michigan's ability to throttle that passing magician,
Herrmann. The Wolverines always have in the past. Two
years ago, they held the record-setting junior to just 74 yards
passing, his poorest day passing. Last year, a first quarter
neck injury prevented Herrmann from playing in the rest of
last year's 24-6 Michigan triumph.
Young had this to say about the injury situation in West
Lafayette. "We're as banged up and depleted as we've been
in the three years I've been at Purdue. I'd say this is the most
banged up team I've ever coached. But I don't want to
belabor the injury situation. Every team has injuries at this
point in the season. Now is when the character shows."
His former mentor. Schembechler, understands this
situation well. He has lost starting tailback Stanley Edwards
and top signal caller B.J. Dickey, probably for this game and
maybe Ohio State, too.
But these injuries have been a blessing in disguise. In Ed-
wards' place, sophomore Butch Woolfolk has performed)
amazingly. Motoring for 596 yards in four games and nine'
touchdowns, the runaway truck from New Jersey has been '
And everyone knows about Dickey's replacement, John
Wangler. Wangler's heroics against Indiana have added a
new dimension to Michigan's offense-the pass. Wangler has
hurled for over 200 yards in three outings this past season.
That is the difference between the two combatants at'
Rose-Ade Stadium today-Michigan has the depth to over-
come difficult injuries and Purdue really doesn't. This makes
Michigan the favorite but as usual, the Wolverines have
another worry-overconfidence.
With the situation in West Lafayette as difficult as it is, the
Wolverines can't be thinking about Art Schlichter and the'
Woody Hayes-less Ohio State Buckeyes. Or else, West
Lafayette will be the scene of mania again.

WORK Hawks,
P This week's Big Ten action is
UP , genuinely Big Ten action. All ten rivals
are playing each other, this being the
second to last week of the season.
The race for the roses has been
narrowed down to three teams and a
Michigan win over Purdue this week
,would eliminate the Boilermakers. The
Take championship would then be decided by
the Michigan-Ohio State matchup, as it
a has so many times in the past.
Iowa (4-5, 3-3), by far has the hardest
task, as the Hawkeyes travel to Colum-
bus to face the unbeaten Ohio State
Buckeyes (4-0, 6-0). Iowa's last-place
brakipass defense will undoubtedly have a
" . tough time with Ohio State quarterback
Art Schlichter, who is just four pass
yards short of the all-time OSU passing
THE BUCKEYES have a very stingy
defense, as well. They lead the Big Ten
in three of four defensive categories.
Iowa, on the other hand has a bona fide
subscribe offensive weapon in tailback Dennis..
today Mosley, who is the first player in Iowa
764-Oa history to surpass the 1,000-yard mark
in one season.
At the same time, north of the border,
Minnestoa (4-4-1, 3-3-1) will, invade
Spartan Stadium. The Gophers enter
the regionally televised contest with the
.league's hottest passing combo of Mark
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Carlson to Elmer Bailey. Carlson leads
three Big Ten passing categories and
ranks second in the other two,' putting
him at the number one spot in passing.
The Spartans (4-5, 2-4) busted out of
their offensive slump last week with 414
yards and 42 points. Sophomore quar-
terback Bryan Clark had his best day
ever with 11 of 19, 169 yards and three
Both of MSU's fine senior receivers,
split end Eugene Byrd and tight end
Mark Brammer are in a position to
become the school's career pass
receiving record holders. Byrd has 109
catches to Brammer's 106, and both ap-
pear likely to surpass the current MSU
leader Kirk Gibson, who ended his
Spartan career last year with 112 grabs.
IN OTHER Big Ten action, Indiana
(6-3, 4-2) is pitted against Illinois (1-7-1,
0-5-1). The Hoosiers are hot off an im-
pressive 42-24 win over Minnesota.
Quarterback Tim Clifford could
establish three single-season IU recor-
ds this week: completions, total offen.
se, and passing yards. Running back

Mike Harkrader is the league's third
leading rusher at 92.5 a game. Illinois,
on the other hand, surrendered the
most points of the season, as OSU whip-
ped them, 44-7. Illini tailback Mike
Holmes is averaging better than 82
yards/game, and is the mainstay of
Illinois' offensive attack.
Madison is the site for the North-
western (1-8, 0-7) Wisconsin (2-7, 1-5)
game. Northwestern suffered a
,tremendous defeat, 42-7, to MSU last
week. Wildcat Todd Sheets was the
bright spot, however, catching five
passes for 124 yards, including catches
of 49 and 43 yards. Sheets' 29 catches
(13.8 yards/reception) leads the Big
Ten. Linebacker Chuck Kern ac-
cumulated 19 tackles against the Spar-
tans and continues to lead the league
with 145 tackles in conference play.
The Badgers, meanwhile will try to
snap a four-game losing streak. About
the onlythind teat hasn't nagged them
all season is penalties; "they are by far
the least penalized team in the league
with only 12.

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Doug Marsh .....
Ed Muransky ....
Kurt Becker'.....
George Lilja .....
John Arbeznik ...
Bubba Paris.....
Alan Mitchell ....
Ralph Clayton ...
John Wangler ....
Lawrence Reid ..
Butch Woolfolk ..
Ben Needham ....
Curtis Greer .....
.Mike Trgovac ....
Dale Keitz .....
Mel Owens......
Ron Simpkins ....
Andy Cannavino.
Stu Harris....
Mike Jolly.....
Mark Braman ...
Michael Harden..

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Dave Young..,..
Steve McKenzie..
Don Hall...
Pete Quinn . .... .
Dale Schwan...
Henry Feil.....
Bart Burrell.....
Raymond Smith.
Mark Herrmann.
Mike Augustyniak
Wally Jones ......
Tom Kingsbury..
Calvin Clark .....
Ken Loushin .....
Marcus Jackson .
Keena Turner ....
Kevin Motts ..,. .
James Looney ...
Wayne Smith ....
Bill Kay. ....
Tim Seneff.....
Robert Williams.

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Gymnast is a natural,
but challenges remain

Silence permeated Crisler Arena
October 28 as a University of
Michigan gymnast neared com-
pletion of her floor exercise accom-
panied by a melodious tune.
Finishing the performance with
alternate backward tumbling, she
received a rousing ovation and a
score of 8.7.
Gymnastics has been a part of
Sara Flom's life for 13 years. The
Westport, Ct., senior discovered at
an early Age that there was nothing
else she really wanted to do; not
even ballet.
"I had taken ballet lessons in first,
second and third grade. Teachers
would yell at me because I'd do car-
twheels all over the room," she
Flom's first experience with gym-
nastics came in third grade through
an informal program which
required participants to be at least
in seventh grade. With the help .of
Flom's sister, however, an excep-
tion was made.
"My older sister would come
home and say, 'Look Mom, look
what I learned,' and she'd have
problems doing it. Then I'd do it for
the first time so she decided to take
me with her," Flom said.
Probably the most valuable ex-
perience Flom received came when
she joined a private gymnastics club
while in high school. But Flom's only
gripeyabout the program was a
heavy emphasis on individual
"It wasn't like if you did poorly
your team could back you up. If you

didn't get a certain score or place in
the top three, you couldnit go on to
the next meet," she said.
With more emphasis put on the
team rather than the individual's
score, the situation at Michigan is
much different, and more
pleasurable to Flom. This is par-
ticularly true this year, as she
credited Coach Sheri Hyatt for
elevating enjoyment and reducing
"Last year, whatever the coaches
spid went. It was sort of intimidating
even though they were close to our
"Sheri is more relaxed and she is
very understanding. When we learn
something, she doesn't just say
good. She gets as excited as we do
and that gives you more incentive,"
Flom said.
Ability is needed along with incen-
tive to insure success. Flom said
that the Wolverines have both
qualities and will be able to uphold
their reputation as a "classy" team.
"I think we have the drive to be bet
ter than last year. Every fresh-
woman that came in has the poten-
tial to be as good as anyone we've
ever had," she said.
Floor exercise is and always has
been Flom's strong event. She
proved that by going as far as the
regionals in floor while at Michigan.
She came to Michigan because of
its reputation, and at this point, she
hasn'ttregrettedrher decision to
come to Ann Arbor. "I can't see
myself being happier anywhere else.
The only thing I don't like is the cold
weather," she said.

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Don't miss tomorrow s
Sunday Magazine
Find out about the Tel Anafa archeological dig in
Israel, where University students have been un-
covering remnants from the past for years. ,
Linwood Dunn, movie special effects whiz, was in
town recently and revealed some of the flashy tricks
of his trade.
AlR D.

SENIOR SARA FLOM strikes a gracious pose while waiting for the music
to begin for her floor routine. Formerly an all-arounder, Flom will con-
centrate on floor exercise this season in hopes of repeating as the Regional

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