Page 8-Tuesday, November 13, 1979-The Michigan Daily
SETBACK WON'T DETER MICHIGAN'S HOPES
Rose Bowl comes earl
By BILLY SAHN
It was a sad weekend in Columbus.
Sure, Ohio State won, but that was not
good enough for Earl Bruce.
"I'm really happy that the team won
the football game," said Bruce. "I just
wish that even one of them could turn in
some good Griddes. Those kids up at
Michigan win every week!" This time it
was Jim Snyder of Fuller Road. Will we
The Buckeyes have a last chance to
win a small one-item pizza from Pizza
Bob's .. . if they get their picks in to
the Daily by midnight Friday.
1. Ohio St. at MICHIGAN
2. Purdue at Indiana
3. Michigan St. at Iowa
Wisconsin at Minnesota
Illinois at Northwestern
Clemson at Notre Dame
Wake Forest at South Carolina
Oklahoma at Missouri
Navy at Georgia Tech
Cornell at Princeton
Harvard at Yale
Auburn at Georgia
N. Carolina at Virginia
Arkansas at Texas A&M
Texas Tech at Southern Methodist
California at Stanford
UCLA at Oregon
Delaware at Colgate
W. Michigan at E. Michigan
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The Rose Bowl will be played this Saturday.
Sounds absurd? Well it is, but according to Michigan
head coach Bo Schembechler,for all intents and pur-
poses, it might as well be.
Ohio State week is here, the biggest event under the
Big Ten sun for the last decade. As the Michigan
Wolverines practice in annual guarded fashion this
week, they must contend both with the devastating
loss to the Purdue Boilermakers and the pending con-
test with OSU.
"I'm sour today," remarked Schembechler at his
weekly press luncheon yesterday, "but I like this
week, I like it a lot."
Schembechler's sour feelings stem from the thwar-
ted come-from-behind effort that the Wolverines
mustered last Saturday in West Lafayette. In the
closing minutes of the game, the Wolverines were
faced with a first and ten goal-to-go situation. After
using three plays to advance the ball to the two-yard
line, Michigan quarterback John Wangler was
sacked eight yards behind the line of scrimmage. On
that fourth down play, Schembechler called for the
option, but its execution fell short.
"Let's just say it was a bad play," the Michigan
coach said. But defending his action, Schembechler
continued, "They (the Purdue defense) were in the
wrong defense to handle that play. It was a good play.
My immediate reaction was that it was not so good
because it didn't work."
"Simply, we ran the option and fouled it up. We had
all the time in the world. You know, I'd make the
same play again. It had nothing to do with what they
did. It was a breakdown on our part. I'm not second-
guessing it," he concluded.
Good or bad, disputing the call is a moot point now.
But its execution is something the offense will surely
work on diligently this week in practice.
As hard as it may be, the Wolverines must now turn
their backs on those chilly West Lafayette memories
and concentrate on the "Big Two" showdown.
Prior to the 1979 Big Ten season, many observers
discounted Ohio State as the contender to stop,
mainly because of the transition from Woody Hayes
to first year coach Earle Bruce.
"I said all along," declared Schembechler, "Ohio
State would be in there with a chance at the cham-
pionship. And that was back when they were talking
about not having it (the game) on TV."
Aside from the obvious importance of the
Michigan-Ohio State contest in terms of bowl bids,
the game has other significance. Schembechler has
been on the Michigan sidelines since 1969, and this is
the first game since then that his opposing OSU coach
is not the rambunctious Hayes.
"My relationship (with Hayes) is not based on
whether I see him across the field or not," Schem-
bechler smiled. "He was my coach and I worked with
him. I have a lot of respect for him," he continued.
Many observrs feel that Schembechler resembles
Hayes more than just a little. In response to a
question about Hayes, Schembechler said that no
matter who's coaching, the contest will go on.
"Michigan-Ohio State will go on regardles of who's
coaching, you've got to understand that," Schem-
bechler remarked. "I'll be gone pretty soon, too."
Concerning Bruce and his Buckeye team, Schem-
bechler aptly pointed out that Bruce is also a disciple
of Hayes. When a reporter snapped that Schem-
bechler was brought up under Hayes too, Schem-
bechler snapped back, "I never denied it."
Getting down to game talk, when asked just how
does one beat Ohio State, Schembechler responded,
"score one more point than they do."
"Hope it doesn't come down to kicking," blurted
one reporter. Schembechler retorted with a grin,
"You have a point."
The Buckeye team in Michigan Stadium this
weekend will differ little from last year's. Strong of-
fensively and defensively, the difference then lies in
the maturity of the squad, according to Schem-
"A year older means a lot at the most critical
position-the quarterback," Schembechler quipped.
"(Art) Schlichter is a classic guy, he can run or pass.
We haven't faced one quarterback yet that has the
dual talent that he has," he added. Admittedly,
Schembechler said that Schlichter's abililities will
put stress on the much tested Michigan defense.
Thus Michigan will put their Wangler-Woolfolk at-
tack in gear as opposed to Schlichter. But the game
will be a defensive one, according to Schembechler.
Keep, in mind that Michigan has not let up a touch-
down in three years against Ohio State, the last time
coming in 1975 when the Buckeyes won 24-14.
Listed as doubtful offensively for Michigan is quar-
terback B.J. Dickey, who suffered a shoulder
separation against Indiana. "It's hard to think he'll
be ready to play. le hasn't done anything for two
weeks. Realistically, you can't count him as a strong
factor," Schembechler commented.
Conceding Rose Bowl chances are not good for his
team this season, Schembechler knows that some
bowl somewhere will want his team. "It's a question
if you want to go," he said.
Regardless of Pasadena, the conference cham-
pionship is still on the line. It's not the Rose Bowl, but
all the intensity will be present. It's simply Ohio State
week at Michigan.
WOLVERINE TAILS ... Tailback Stan Edwards'
status remains questionable. Edwards injured his
ankle at Illinois and has been out since.. . . Wolf Stu
Harris is listed as doubtful. . . Defensive tackle Cur-
tis Greer will play despite a leg injury he suffered
spacb6& fe aie
Michigan, upset by Purdue in a 24-21
squeaker Saturday, dropped from the
nation's top ten to number thirteen in
both polls. Purdue jumped to the twelf-
th.position in each poll.
Undefeated Alabama stayed on top of
Michigan remained on top of the
WMPL hockey poll this week, as they
split a pair of games with top ten team
Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
North Dakota jumped from fourth to
second, and Northern Michigan joined
the top ten.
WMPL Radio Coaches Poll
both polls, as they turned back upset-
minded Louisiana State, 3-0. Ohio State
jumped from third to second in the AP
poll. A fourth Big 10 team, Indiana
joined the ranks of the nation's top
twenty in the UPI poll, by virtue of a
sound thrashing of Illinois, 45-14.
AP Top Twenty
Ohio State (14) ......10-0-0
LIBELS (tie) (14) .. 10-0-0
So. California (12) ... 9-0-1
Florida State .........9-0-0
Texas ............... 7-1-0
Oklahoma ........... 8-1-0
Brigham Young ..... 9-0-0
MICHIGAN ......... 8-2-0
Washington ......... 7-3-0
Temple ............. 8:1-0
Baylor .............. 6-3-0
1. MICHIGAN (7) ..................
2. North Dakota (3)............
3. Cornell .........................
4. Minnesota ......................
5. Notre Dame ............ .....
6. Michigan tech..............
7. Boston University...........
8. Wisconsin ......................
9. Northern Michigan ..............
New Hampshire. ..............
WC 4A St amndigs
n ickels rcade
1. MICHIGAN .........
4. Colorado College ....
10. Minnesota-Duluth ...
UPI Top Twenty
Nebraska (3)......... 9-0
Ohio Stake (5).......10-0
LIBELS (tie) (5) ..... 10-0
Southern Cal (4) .... 9-0-1
Florida St. (1).........9-0
Texas ................ 7-1
Oklahoma ............ 8-1
Pittsburgh ............ 8-1
Purdue ............... 8-2
MICHIGAN ........... 8-2
Washington ........... 7-3
Temple ............... 8-1
Tennessee ............ 5-3
Indiana ............... 7-3
Michigan's undergraduate soccer club culminated its 11-2-1 season
with a trio of victories last week, the final two resulting in a championship in
the Eastern Invitational Tournament hosted by Eastern Michigan.
The undergrads shellacked the rival Michigan graduate club, 9-0, Satur-
day to advance to Sunday's championship match against Henry Ford Com-
munity College. Henry Ford beat EMU, 3-2, to gain the finals.
The scoring onslaught was led by Charlie Corbett, who had a hat trick
and Bruce Davidson, who contributed three assists. Jan Broere, Stefan
Mitkov and Dave Ritchie added two goals apiece as the undergrads made it
two straight against their senior counterparts this season.
In the title match, Michigan found itself trailing 3-0 early in the second
half. The Blue booters rallied with four goals in less than 25 minutes, two of
them by Ritchie and one each from Mitkov and Corbett. Steve Schmidt had a
pair of assists.
Ritchie, a senior, was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.
The undergrads opened their successful week with a comeback 3-2 vic-
tory Wednesday at Central Michigan behind goals by Broere, Davidson and
The team will hold its season-ending banquet this Thursday at Old
Heidelberg restaurant, at which time coach Steve Olson will announce the
1979 team MVP award.
The graduates, who finished at 3-6, took third place in the tournament
Sunday by edging Eastern Michigan, 3-2, in the consolation contest. The
match was tied at 2 when play ended, but the Wolverines gained the decision
on the strength of their 2-0 penalty kick advantage.
Taso Sofios and Adnan Ilerci provided the offense for Michigan, while
goalie Jim Prendergast held the Hurons at bay for most of the contest.
-SCOTT M. LEWIS
Wrestlers warm up
Members of the Michigan wrestling team competed last Friday and
Saturday in its first match of the year at Lincoln, Nebraska. The 17th Annual
Great Plains Tournament, a non-collegiate event, was attended by a six man
sub team. The two day tournament allowed the Michigan grapplers to per-
form in a freestyle contest and get a look at some of the nation's top hopefuls.
Senior Steve Fraser and sophomore Mark Pearson both traveled to the
'tournament and had an exceptionally good weekend. Fraser wrestled his
way through six matches in the 190 class until finally falling to Mark Johnson
from the Hawkeye Wrestling Club. With a total of 23 men in his bracket,
Fraser managed to hold onto second place.
Pearson, wrestling in the 142 class, placed fourth after losing to the likes
of Andre Metzger and Frank De Angleis, both from Oklahoma University.
"Pearson is looking good," said assistant coach Joe Wells, "he showed good
Fraser and Pearson have both wrestled freestyle before and if experien-
ce is the advantage, then its understandable why the rest of the attending
Michigan wrestlers took their lumps. Larry Haugn wrestled at the 126 class
and Lou Joseph represented the 150 bracket. Also attending from Michigan
were Bill Petoskey in the 177 class and heavyweight wrestler Eric Klasson.
Freestyle wrestling seems to be gaining popularity. According to Wells,
"Recent rule changes show a move toward freestyle and so colleges are
receiving pressure to switch." The Great Plains Tournament is one of the
few chances collegiate wrestlers get at freestyle wrestling.
Michigan's former amazing matman Mark Churella made his debut at
the tournament. Having put on some weight since graduating last year,.
Churella is now wrestling at 180 lbs.
Randy Lewis, from the Hawkeye Wrestling Club, scored the most falls in
the least times over the whole tournament. The Outstanding Wrestler Award
went to Joe Corso, also a Hawkeye, Jim Humphries, assistant coach at
Oklahoma University, won the Sportsman Award.
The champions of the Great Plains Tournament have a chance to
represent the U.S. at the Tbilisi, U.S.S.R. Tournament in January and
Tumblers fall in Toronto
Despite significant improvement, the men's gymnastics team came up
short in their recent trip to Toronto.
Michigan's score was a full point better than their total against the
Korean National team two weeks ago. This just wasn't enough, though, as
the York University Yeomen defeated the Wolverines, 262.0-260.5.
Michigan coach Newt Loken cited improved scores by the all-arounders
and a pair of 9.05's by senior Gordon Higman on rings and parallel bars as
the reason for the improved team score.
Three of the four all-arounders collected over 50 points on the six events,
with the fourth not far behind. Fourth year man Bruce Schuchard led the all-
arounders with 51.05, followed by sophomore Al Berger (50.90), junior Chris
Van Mierlo (50.25) and freshman Milan Stanovich (49.9).
While Loken was pleased with these tallies, he said it was the stellar
York all-arounders, all members of the Canadian National team, that gave
the victory to the Yeoman. The top three, Daniel Galidet, Frank Nutzen-
burger, and Dave Steeper, all earned better than 52 points.
With only a few days of practice to sharpen routines this week, the
Wolverines will be preparing to meet 14 teams in next weekend's Windy City
Invitational in Chicago. Last year, the Wolverines finished ninth.
WCHA Friday/Saturday results
MICHIGAN 7/9 at Notre Dame 4/] 1
Colorado College 3/4 at Minnesota 8/7
North Dakota 4/3 at Denver3/0
Michigan State 5/2 at:Michigan Tech1/6
Minnesota-Duluth 8/2 at Wisconsin 7/6
in 3 locations
at Ohio Open, Dayton, Nov. 17-18
at Windy City Invitational, Chicago,
AT MAIAW, Columbus, Nov. 15-17
at Indiana, Bloomington, Nov. 17
at Wisconsin, Madison, Nov. 16-17
Ohio State, Nov. 17
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