Tuesday, September 21, 1971
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Nine
Doughty lauded or
By RICK CORNFELD tion which entails a lot less pub- past, but now he has made
Associate Sports Editor licity, natural decision to stand pat.
Who's the most valuable foot- Still, Schembechler said, "He "We haven't changed our
ball player in the Michigan of- likes the position he's playing and ups on the quarterback," hes
fensive backfield? Would it be 1 it depends on the type of game "We feel even though we hav
starting tailback Billy Taylor, who we're playing as to how he's gonna experience at all, we have a lo
gained 89 yards and two touch- be used. He won't be used as much depth."
downs in 15 carries in last Satur- as a tailback, but he is more val- Schembechler said that for
day's 56-0 squeaker over Vir- uable in a lot of ways because of sophomore Kevin Casey will
ginia? his blocking," main as the starter, with cl
How about fulbacks Ed Shut- Bemate Tom Slade as the bac
Howabot fllac~s E Sht- Besides Doughty, the whole But Bo said he's not committe
tlesworth, Fritz Seyferth and Bob Wolverine offense was named to gutng sihes not chmmitt.
Thornbladh, who combined for the Victor's Club, as well as the going with Casey all the way.
189 yards and scored a touch- entire defense, which hield Virginia "Slade can run some ap
down apiece? to 78 yards rushing and a Michi- more versatile guy running
What about the quarterbacks? gan record minus one yard pass-s at y i
Five signal callers led the Wol- 'a eodmnsoeyr as passing. I can't say Casey is
Fveinaak aterdy nd thee ing. "The offense scored more much more versatile than S
verine attack Saturday, and three than 30 points, which is our re- though - or even Larry
Inrfact18en i nallss yquirement and the defense shut Cipa, though he doesn't
In fact, 18 men in all played them out," Bo said. "What more
in Michigan's backfield, but the can you ask?"
one coach Bo Schembechler nomi- Actually, only the players who
nated as having played best of all wr ntegm o eti
was Glenn Doughty. wr ntegm o eti
GlennDougty? ichian's number of plays made the Victors
Glenn oghtM ic h i g a n's Iunfo~rget what te numberis, (
"flanker who's not really a flank--Ifre ha h ubr i
said Bo - as the Wolverines got
every healthy player into the con-
test right down to Howard Stav
dallyweron, a giant defensive tackle from DETROIT (,P) - Fred C
Los Angeles who made it on the nine-yard field goal late in
last play of the -game. fourth period last night gave
S P IO l'4 The defensive champion of the Minnesota Vikings a 16-13
week was Mike Taylor, but with tory over the Detroit Lions ir
his teammates playing so brilliant- National Football League.
NIGHT EDITOR: ly, he perhaps should have been , g . n
SANDI GENIS called "Champions of Champions." ox's field goal i the natio
"When he was in there," Schem- televised game was set up
bechler said, "they didn't move at Minnesota's Karl Kassulke
er as Schembechler call hi o all," a description of the Cavalier covered a fumble by Detroit's
just five attempts and caught but o the whe gamo Taylhaveacaised
one pass, but he wsa namedof the weekcouple of rumbles in there."
on offense. Saturday's game was a bench-
Why? As Bo explained, Dough- 'warmer's dream. "You don't have
ty's blocking was almost perfect. much trouble getting the second
"He missed one block Saturday," stringers tomwork in practice be- ne
Schembechler said. "On one play fore a game like that," Schem- V w
he took a guy head on on the four bechler said. "They all know
and he buried him in the end zone. they're gonna have a chance to By AL SHACKELFORD
I thought he was gonna kill that play." Most Big Ten teams have
guy. And Bo had a chance to watch, treated whimpering into their
"We haven't used Doughty much and he liked what he saw. What this week after absorbing hi
on offense, but, brother, can he coach wouldn't like to see three ling defeats from various
block!" quarterbacks move hi steam with conference powerhouses.
Last year Doughty started the precision? The question of which Only Indiana, Wisconsin
season at tailback but was quick- quarterback to start has caused M i c h i g a n emerged unsca
ly switched to wingback, a posi- Schembechler some trouble in the from Saturday's wars. The F
smooth, makes things happen in backup as third string fullback,
there." is such a good athlete, according
set- I Elsewhere in the offensive back-
said. field, Bo said the game "proved
e no that Thornbladh is a good football
ot of player and that Harry Banks and
(Cowboy) Walker can play tail-
now back." As with the quarterbacks,
re- Bo said, "We thought we had good
lass- j depth but no experience."
kup. And what about Shuttlesworth,
ed to the fullback who came off the
bench to gain 111 yards on 16
tions carries - what is his potential?
is a "God, I wish I could calculate
and that," Schembechler said. "I think
that he's a good prospect, and that's
lade, not just from the Virginia game
to Bo, that he may be switched
to linebacker this season rather
than be kept on the bench.
"Thornbladh is a tough cookie.
We need help at linebacker and
he's a good football player, but
I'm not ready to make that com-
With his backfield operating so
efficiently, Bo was happy with the
success with which the team is
using the new Y-formation, simi-
lar to Texas Wishbone-T. "It
worked against Virginia," he said,
"but we're not sure it's really that
"It's a supplement to our of-
uses it. With the Y-formation we
can go both ways and it puts
us in a truly balanced running
formation. We have big strong
running backs, but not a true
flanker back. We're not as good as
Texas in it yet, but we're improv-
Still, Schembechler knew that
Virginia was not a fair test for
his team. "A game like we just
played," he said, "other than de-
veloping some younger guys, I
don't know how much you get out
"It would be good if you have a
team that needs confidence," he
added with a grin, "but I don't
think that's our problem."
Shuttlesworth's fense, not like the way TexasI
cgs boot.Lions, 6-13
Barney on the Lions' 20-yard line
with 9:13 left.
Detroit missed a chance to tie
the game in the last seven seconds
when Errol Mann missed a 32-yard
Cox's winning kick came with
5:18 remaining in the game, seven
plays after Kassulke pounced on
Barney's fumbled kickoff.
5'3 i r LU ib*EtYf
against Oregon State in Corvalis,
e re- Oregon. They were bopped 33-19
dens in a predictably inept perform-
non- Purdue ran up against super
Washington quarterback Sonny
and Sixkiller and fought their way to
athed a 38-35 loss. Sixkiller hooked up
Hoos- in a passing duel with Purdue
Earlier in the period, Cox tied
the game with a 42-yard field goal.
He also kicked a 13-yarder with
three seconds remaining in the
first half after Detroit had taken
a 10-0 lead in the first quarter.
The nationally televised game,
played before a capacity Tiger
Stadium crowd of 54,418, was per-
haps one of the key games of the
season, despite being the opener.
The two teams were expected to
battle for the Central Division
title, but the Lions will have a
chance at revenge in the rematch
at Minnesota Dec. 11.
Keyed-up Detroit took the open-
ing kickoff and drove 71 yards in
15 plays with the opening kickoff
to score on a 20-yard field goal by
Clint Jones of the Vikings fum-
bled the ensuing kickoff, although
he was not hit, and Craig Cotton
recovered for Detroit at the Min-
A defensive holding penalty and
four plays later, quarterback Greg
Landry hit Mel Farr with a three-
yard touchdown swing pass and
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Mann converted for a quick 10-0
lead with the game only six min-
Mann connected on a 36-yard
field goal ten minutes into the
second quarter, but the tenacious
Minnesota defense harrassed Lan-
dry and stopped Detroit's attack
the rest of the way.
Besides the crucial missed field
goal in the closing seconds, Mann
also missed attempts from the 39,
and twice from the 53.
Gary Cuozzo passed for 232
yards completing 19 of 32, includ-
ing a 45-yard touchdown pass to
Bob Grim in the third quarter.
GREG LANDRY, Lion quarterback, tries to elude Gary Larson
of Minnesota in last night's 16-13 win for the Vikings. A national
television audience saw the battle of missed and made field goals.
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Wisconsin tied Syracuse 20-20, resolved with 2:30 left in the
and our Wolverines crunched Vir- game when he threw an 80-yard
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Perhaps the most satisfying of the game.
Saturday's derailings was Michi- Bob Blackman, who left the Ivy
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Tech. The Spartans were ranked spring, coached his Illinois team
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