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Saturday, October 9, 1971


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Saturday1 October 9, 1971 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven






Who says the M i c h i g a n -
Michigan State football rivalry
has been dvershadowed by the
annual Michigan - Ohio State
tilt? Certainly not the Spartan
fans or players. Today's sellout
crowd at East Lansing, would ar-
gue bitterly at such a suggestion.
For over the last two decades,
Spartan Stadium and Michigan
Stadium have been filled to capa-



city for the grudge match be- verines invaded Spartan Stadium
tween the two cross-state powers. to take on a seemingly weak MSU
Sometimes the conference crown squad. But fumbles, poor execu-
was involved, but not always. But tion, and a fired-up Spartan team
regardless of the stakes involved ground the Wolverine machine to
a temporary halt, 23-12.
The Michigan-Michigan State Finally realizing the meaning of
game begins at 1:50 and will the loss Schembechler lamented,
be televised by Channel 7 and "I thought we had lost just one
carried over radio stations game, but after talking to the
WWJ, 950 AM; WPAG, 1050 alumni I discovered we had lost1
two games."
AM WAAM, 1600 AM; WUOM, Last season Schembechler and
91.7 FM; and WCBN, 650 AM. his team were more prepared, but
the expected defensive battle
everyone knew that both teams turned into a high scoring con-
would be up. test. Michigan won, 34-20, but
Today's game will be no excep- victory was not assured until late
tion as emotions will run high. in the game.
Even ABC-TV seems to have got- Today, the Spartans bring an
ten the idea that something is unimpressive 2-2 record into the
going to go on this afternoon contest against second - ranked,
when both squads take the field. unbeaten Michigan. But Spar-
Their cameras will nationally tan mentor Duffy Dougherty
broadcast this match instead of must have had some good reason
other significant games like Texas for saying, "This should be the
vs. Oklahoma. Michigan - MSU best team we have had since the
won't be just another football big ones of 1965 and 1966."
game. At least the defense for'MSU
But Wolverine coach Bo Schem- has lived up to the pre-season op-
bechler had to learn the signifi- timism of Dougherty. In four con-
cance of the game the hard way. tests they have given up only 38
Two seasons ago in his first year points and only 14 against a"
as Michigan head coach, the un- strong Notre Dame squad last
defeated and steamrolling Wol- week. Schembechler sees them as

ja "great defensive team"-much
improved over last season.
Brad VanPelt is 6-5 and 223
pounds. Is he a lineman or a
linebacker, you ask? Actually,
Van Pelt roams the defensive
backfield as safety. And when he
sticks it to a receiver or ball-
carrier it can be heard and felt.
Van Pelt is also considered a
top prospect for national honors
and has two interceptions-both
for touchdowns - so far.
The suspect linebacking corps
has come through for the Spar-
tans with Ken Alderson and Gail
Clark carrwing the burden.
The Wolverines' defense is at
least the match of the Spartans'
with only a measly six points
scored against it all season.
Three straight shutouts give
Michigan boosters the feeling that
the Blue defense just doesn't want
to be scored on for the rest of the
A trio of Wolverine hitters -
although not as massive as Van
Pelt - will get their licks in to-
day; they include safety Tom
Darden, wolfman Frank Gusich,
and linebacker Mike Taylor. In
fact, the entire Wolverine de-
fense is noted for their quickness
and hard hitting.
Dougherty has noted the re-
sistant Wolverine defense and re-
marked, "I just know that no one
has s c o r e d much against
them . . ." Schembechler has
countered, "Our (Michigan's)
problem will be to attack this de-
fense and move the ball and get
points on the board."
Michigan State's offense has
jgbeen a source of frustration for
Spartan fans. Only in one game
has the Spartan offense been able
to move and that was for 31
points against Oregon State.
Besides this outburst the Spar-
Sooner or later, third ranked
and undefeated Texas is going to
get dumped. Oklahoma's eighth
ranked Sooners hope that sooner
comes this afternoon as the two
teams collide in their annually
held Cotton Bowl confrontation.
Texas, under Darrell Royal, has
had a distinct advantage in the
last 14 years of the series as the
Longhorns have piled up 12 vic-
tories against only two defeats
against Royal's old Alma Mater.

tans have hit paydirt only once-
in their first outing against weak
sister Illinois. Even that score
was handed to the offense by the
defense as an Illini fumble inside
their 25 yard line set up the score.
If Michigan fans are wonder-
ing what to do about the quar-
terback triumvirate of Kevin
Casey, Tom Slade, and Larry
Cipa, then Spartan followers must
be totally distressed at their quar-
terbacking problems. The start of
the season had sure-fire prospect
Mike Rasmussen leading the at-
tack with running quarterback

George Mihaiu close in pursuit.
But the passing of Rasmussen
sputtered and Mihaiu faltered as
well, so Dougherty came up with
inexperienced junior Frank Kolch
to try and fire up the offense.
Kolch played the entire Oregon
State game and impressed with
his 10 fol' 17 completions for 144
But against the Irish, Kolch
could muster only ,7 for 25, and it
looked as though the Spartans
hadn't solved anything after all.
In the meantime, Mihaiu has
come up with tendonitis in his

shoulder and has been moved to
second string wingback where his
receiving and running talents can
be utilized.
Also, Lowell Wade, who played
most of the Notre Dame game at
fullback, will probably not play
today because of a leg injury.
Henry Mathews will fill in. Kolch
will likely start at quarterback.
By far the most explosive of-
fensive weapon of the Spartans
has been the running of tailback
Eric Allen. Starting out of the
slot-I formation Allen has been
a constant breakaway threat and

has garnered 310 yards to date.
But teams have been keying on
the tiny speedster, and his effec-
tiveness, as a result, has been
The Wolverines at least have
three quarterbacks who have
proven themselves to be some-
what effective. With the -offense
averaging about 40 points a game
the fact that most of the work
has been done by the running
backs and line has been obscured.
Billy Taylor at tailback and Ed
Shuttlesworth and Fritz Seyferth
at fullback along with a host of

reserves have pierced through the
weak defenses of Virginia, Navy
and UCLA.
But the passing game is still
unproven. All three have complet-
ed only 22 of '48 attempts for 328
yards - a good day of rushing
for the backfield. This rates the
Wolverines only ninth in the con-
ference. And with the strong MSU
line the Wolverines may be forc-
ed to go to the air*.
Which of the three of Casey,
Slade, or Cipa will start Is any-
one's guess - maybe even Schem-
bechler's. It's a good bet that the
most effective passer. in this
week's practices will start.
In any case, the key will be the
ability of either team to establish
its running attack. Duffy Dough-
erty makes his plan clear, "To
beat Michigan, we're going to do
something no one else has been
able to do - get some points on
the scoreboard."
For the student body:


(15) Bo Rather (180)
(73) Jim Coode (235)
(65) Reggie McKenzie (232)
(53) Guy Murdock (210)
(60) Tom Coyle (253)
(76) J. Brandstatter (245)
(85) Paul Seymour (231)
(12) Kevin Casey (175)
(32) Fritz Seyferth (208)
(42) Billy Taylor (200)
(22) Glenn Doughty (204)


(222) Billie Joe Dupree
(214) Brian McConnell
(208) Mark Loper
(205) Errol Roy
(212) Marvin Roberts
(225) Joe DeLamiellure
(183) Mike Hurd
(225) Frank Kolch
(206) Henry Matthews
(161) Eric Allen
(185) Jesse Williams

( 8)

MICHIGAN PLAYERS resort to hitting and running into each other as they realize that their opponents don't hit hard enough to give
them a good workout. This Michigan ritual, usually led by Tom 'Mad Dog' Darden (35) occurs before each game on the sidelines.
Actually, the players swarm around coach Bo Schembechler begging him to bring back the flying wedge.



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Butch Carpenter (211)
Dave Gallagher (225)
Greg Ellis (223)
Tom Beckman (242)
Mike Keller (215)
Mike Taylor (224)
Tom Kee (210)
Frank Gusich (188)
Bruce Elliot (176)
Tom Darden (195)
Randy Logan (192)


(217) Gary Halliday (67)
(250) Ron Curl (94)
(202) Ernest Hamilton (61)
(255) Ron Joseph (79)
(198) Ralph Wieleba (39)
(214) Gail Clark (98)
(202) Ken Alderson(41)
(180) Mike Holt (11)
(188) Paul Hayner (27)
(170) Mark Niesen (14)
(223) Brad Van Pelt (10)

Brown paces harrier squad

Despite rain, wind and gener-
ally miserable weather, the Michi-
gan cross country team made an
impressive performance yesterday
at the Notre Dame Invitational.
Although achieving only a ninth
place finish, the harriers showed
great improvement over their past
s e a so n a 1 performances. As ex-
pected, Bowling Green returned
to defend their title and won the
meet for the second straight year
with a total score of 58 points.
Second place Western Michigan
had a total of 99.
This is an impressive perform-
ance for any team in cross coun-
try. For in a race of 240 runners,
as in this meet, a team which puts
three runners in the magical 'top-
ten' and scores only 58 points in
such a major meet could be re-
garded as a national contender.
Bowling Green achieves this al-
most every year.
More impressive for Michigan
fans however, is the fact that last
year's fourth man at Notre Dame
was 68th place with a time of
25:50 for the five-mile course.
This year, that same Michigan
runner ran the exact same time
finished exactly 42 places farther
It seems that runners in general
have gotten very much faster this
year compared to last year; or
s o m e unexplainable phenomena
were involved in the extremely
Granate li
of fs Mario

faster times of this year's race.
A furtherimpressive statistic
"might be that last year, 30 run-
ners broke the tough 25-minute
barrier for five miles. Yesterday,
60 runners recorded times of 25:00
or better. In this category, the
Michigan squad had three, all set-
ting personal bests for that dis-
Freshman Keith Brown was the
top freshman finisher in the entire
meet in 12th place with a time of
24:16. Sophomores Dave Eddy and
Rick Schott also turned in im-
pressive performances. Eddy fin-
ished 38th with a time of 24:40,
while Schott recorded a 24:58 for
56th place.
Despite the ninth place finish
for his team, coach Dixon Farmer
was pleased with the efforts of his
young team. Among their top five
finishers, were three freshmen and
two sophomores which could be a
good indicator of what Coach
Farmer has in store for him in
the near future.
A Big Ten Cha!rpionship team
is one of his future goals within
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of that team is certainly begin-
ning to take shape.
But for this season the Michigan
squad would like to continue their
weekly improvement as rapidly as
they have been.
Their training program is aimed
at continual seasonal improvement
while many teams which have al-
ready beat them are in as good
shape as they will be at any time
this season.
Soon, therefore, the results of
the intensive training efforts on
the part of the Michigan squad
will be realized as they compete
on an equal basis with now more-
powerful teams. And next weekend
could reveal some of that improve-
Next week the Michigan squad
will head to East Lansing, the
haven of many rivalries between
Michigan and Michigan State. The
Michigan State Invitational will
feature powerful Western Michi-
gan, Central Michigan, and de-
fending Big Ten champion Michi-
gan State. Competition couldn't
be any better for the young Michi-
gan squad.

In fact, the Sooners haven't won
this game since 1966 when they
came out on top, 18-9.
In last year's rout, which Texas
won 41-9, the Sooners, u n d e r
Coach Chuck Fairbank's tutelage,
tried to surprise Texas by running
Royal's famed wishbone T. The
ploy obviously did not work as
Oklahoma stumbled and bumbled
around the field.
This year's game looks to be
different, however, as the Soon-
er's have stuck with the wish-
bone offense,and this year, have
on a comparative basis, run it,
more effectively thap Texas.
The Sooners have averaged 425.3
yards per game as compared with
Texas' 349.3 yards.
In fact, Oklahoma has taken to
their new offense so well that they
rank second nationally in total
and rushing offense and third in
points per game.
Led byan all-veteran backfieldl
consisting of quarterback Jackl
Mildren, halfbacks Joe Wylie and
Greg Pruit, and fullback Leon
Crosswhite, the Sooners have dis-
posed on successive w e e k s of
Southern Methodist, 30-0, Pitts-
burgh, 55-29, and Southern Cal,
In last Saturday's game against
USC, Pruitt galloped for 205 yards
on 16 carries for three touchdowns
-a great game by anyone's stand-
"I sincerely believe that this
Oklahoma team is the equal of
any team in the nation," com-
mented Royal. "They can play
with anybody."
The Longhorns, who are fav-
ored by five and one half points
in today's 26th consecutive sell-
out, would probably be slightly
hdavier favorites if they were not
plagued with a rash of injuries.
The key Texas injury is to quar-
terback Eddie Phillips, who pulled
a hamstring in the UCLA game,
which the Longhorns won 28-10.

However, Phillips has been work-
ing out lightly this week, and
R o y a 1 hasn't as yet disclosed
whether or not Phillips will play.,
Second string quarterback for
the Steers is Donnie Wiggington,
who last week led Texas to a 28-0
romp over Texas Tech. Royal has
no qualms about starting Wigging-
"We're delighted to go to war
with Donnie Wiggington," he in-
terposed. "He's not a choker. He'll
fight to the last drop."
Wide receiverdBobby Moore is
also out for the game. Royal said
it's the most injured the Long-
horns have been since their loss
to Oklahoma in 1966.
The Texas backfield, however,
has remained intact other than at
quarterback. Led by All-American
candidate Jim Bertelson, who is
not only a great runner but a
great blocker, the offense has
scored enough to rank 15th in the
nation in that respect, and run

for enough to rank fourth in rush-
ing. Rounding out the wishbone
are running backs Don Burrisk
and Bobby Callison.
Both coaches expect the War
of the Wishbones to be a high-
powered, high-scoring c o n t e s t,
even though Texas is sixth na-
tionally in scoring defense. Re-
ferring to Oklahoma, Royal said,
"There is not a phase of the game
they haven't played well. They
have talent, they have confidence
. they've got it going for them
right now. The last three games
they've been going like high water
over level ground.., maybe down-
hill ground."
If Royal sounds wary, le cer-
tainly has cause to be. This game
is subject to surprise endings, and
the winner might Just make it all
the way to the Cotton bowl again
-but on January 1st.

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