Sunday, October 10, 1971
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Sunday, October 10, '1971 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Nine
By MORT NOVECK
Special To The Daily
EAST LANSING-Until the
sun broke through early in
the fourth quarter, yesterday'
looked bleak for the Michigan
Wolverines. As the quarter
opened they held a slim three
point lead over Michigan
State, but the Spartans con-
trolled the ball deep in Michi-
gan territory and were mov-
ing the ball well on their way
to the go-ahead touchdown.
Fate, however, in the form
of Butch Carpenter and Mike
Keller, intervened and warm-
ed Michigan Wolverine pros-
pects by getting the ball back.
Six plays later Bill Taylor
carried to the MSU seven yard
line, the sun shone through
the clouds and the Wolver-
ines gained control of the
Taylor's second touchdown three
plays later put Michigan out in
front 17-7 and when Tom Slade
scored again after the kickoff was
fumbled the contest was over.
Michigan State managed to reach
the end zone once more, but it was
too late and the Wolverines hung
on to gain a 24-13 victory.
While picking the ultimate win-
ner of yesterday's clash wouldn't
have been a great risk, it wouldn't
have been very smart to bet on
anything else. There's nothing like
a Michigan-Michigan State game
for surprises and this one was no
exception. Both coaches predicted
a tough defensive struggle and al-
though the score wasn't particular-
ly high the defenses did not con-
trol the game.
Michigan racked up 322 yards
on the ground, 45 more in the air
and moved the ball better than
they had expected. Even though the
Wolverines were ahead only 10-7
at the half coach Bo Schembechler
didn't worry; because, as he put
it, "I really felt confident because
we were moving the football well."
On the other hand, the MSU
attack, which has been more
sparse than Spartan this year, was
surprisingly potent. In fact, the of-
fense itself was somewhat of a
shock. Instead of running out of
their normal I formation the Spar-
tans came out in a wishbone.
However, while this was new for
Michigan State it was not totally
unexpected. For the past three
years they have installed a new
offense for the Michigan game and
according to wolfman Frank Gu-
sich, "Bo told us to expect some-
thing new this week."
MSU quarterback Frank Kolch
worked the option well for his first
time out, but the Wolverine de-
fense adjusted well to it. Gusich
noted that having worked against
the Michigan triple-option helped
the defenders. Schembechler ac-
knowledged that "they moved the
ball some," but actually they didn't
move it very far. The Spartans
gained only 59 yards on the ground.
While they passed for another 129
yards most of the aerial gains
were due to lapses by Wolverine
defenders, another surprise after
three straight shutouts.
Late in the second quarter Tom
Darden tried to intercept a Kolch
pass to second string split end
Steve Kough and missed. Kough
didn't and took the ball to the
Michigan one yard line, setting up
the first State touchdown. "I should
have had an interception on that
play," Darden said later.
Near the end of the game re-
serve quarterback Mike Rasmus-
sen came in for Kolch and threw
a long pass to split end Mike
Hurd. Gusich attempted to pick it
off, the ball whistled by his finger-
tips and Michigan State had the
ball deep in Michigan territory.
On the next play Randy Logan
interfered with Kough in the end
zone and though Rasmussen', pass
was overthrown State again had
the ball on the one.
The Spartan offense also got
some help from Schembechler.
Stuck with the ball fourth and
five on their own 24 yard line the
Spartans prepared to punt. Schem-
bechler called a blitz and the refe-
rees called roughing the kicker. So
instead of losing possession State
got the ball in better field position
and went on to score.
Since wonders never cease Sch-
embechler also took the responsi-
bility for halting the second quar-
ter Wolverine drive. Progress was
halted at the MSU six when Taylor
fumbled the ball. "I took a
chance," Bo said, "and I shouldn't
have done it. Taylor was injured
and I never should have put him
back in so early. I should have
waited till we could tape it in the
locker room and let him rest."
Michigan got three points out of
the drive anyway, but 14 points
beats 10 in everything but golf.
Schembechler tried to create a
little suspense by not announcing
his starting quarterback until game
time, but it wasn't that much of
a shock when Tom Slade got the
call. Slade played about half of the
Navy game and Schembechler
spent the week hinting that he
would switch quarterbacks al-
though he refused to name one.
He was careful to add that the
switch was not made because he
was unhappy with Kevin Casey,
who led the team capably in the
first four contests. Rather, it was
the MSU defense that dictated the
move to Slade. "They're big and
strong inside," Bo noted, "so a
running quarterback fit the bill."
Slade is bigger and stronger
than Casey, so he got the call.
He instantly repaid Schembech-
ler's faith by taking the team 65
yards to score after the opening
kickoff. Though later he faltered
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The Wolverine defense
... comes through a j,
Jim kevro. .
THERE WERE A LOT of clammy Michigan .armpits during the
third and fourth periods of yesterday's Michigan-Michigan
State football game. The Spartans had already scored once on the*
seemingly invincible Wolverine defense in the waning moments of
the first half and seemed to be headed for a second touchdown,-
which would have given them the lead.
And then, just when the skies seemed the darkest, the Michi-
gan defense, which has been spectacular all season,. put down its
collective head, dug in its respective feet, and won the balgame
for Coach Bo Schembechler.
Late in the third period, with Michigan leading 10-7, the
Spartans took control of the ball on their own 23 after a Barry
Dotzauer punt. From there, they strung together five straight first
downs before the defense finally went to work.
With first and 15 on the Michigan 19, the defense got it all
together. Tom Darden belted wingback George Mihaiu on a sweep..
and held him to a one yard gain. Then came the two plays that
broke the close contest wide open.
On second and 14, the Spartan offensive line'jumped off-
side as there seemed to be a mixup between quarterback Frank
Kolch and his center. The linesman threw his flag and Eoleh,
thinking that the play wa; stopped, simply dropped about five
yards behind the line and stopped, as if to see what was hap-
But the alert Wolverine defense, realizing that the whistle
hadn't been blown, hustled through and dumped the ,startled
quarterback for a nine yard loss. From a third land 23- position,
Michigan State was forced to gamble and try to pass. But Butch
Carpenter waltzed through from his defensive end position and
engulfed Kolch in a massive bearhug, separating him from the
ball which was recovered by Mike Keller 20 yards further up the
From there, Michigan took nine plays -to-score and go into
a 17-7 lead which was enough for the'victory.
Both coaches agreed that was the turning point of the ball-
game. Spartan Coach Duffy Daugherty' said after the game, "I
thought we were going to win the game until that first series in
the fourth quarter. We had the momentum.with, a first down on
the Michigan 14 yar'd line. Then, -three plays liter,; they had the
ball in the middle of the field. That was the ball'game."
', MICHIGAN WOLFMAN Frank Gusich (14) sends MSU quarterback Frank Kolch up, up, and away as
linebacker Dana Coin watches the flight.
LAFAYETTE - Junior quarter-
back Gary Danielson threw for
300 yards including a pair of spec-
tacular touchdowns, scored once
then retired to the bench after
being knocked dizzy yesterday, as
Purdue defeated Big Ten foe Min-
Danielson directed the Boiler-
makers to a total offense of 420
yards before being slammed to
the ground after an incomplete'
pass one play before the end of
the third period. He was replaced
by sophomore Steve Burke, making
only his second varsity appear-
The Gophers, trailing by the
final score early in the third per-
iod; threatened repeatedly during
the final two quarters, but the
Purdue defense stiffened each time
Minnesota neared the Boilermak-
er goal line. The deepest pene-
tration came midway in the fourth
period when the Gophers lost the
ball on downs at the Purdue 2-
yard-line after a 78-yard march.
Danielson hit 15 of 20 passing
attempts and ran 19 yards for
Purdue's go-ahead touchdown onj
a broken-play scramble as time:
ran out in the first half.
The other big plays for Purdue.
were a 76-yard scoring strike to
junior Darryl Stingley and a 66-
yard touchdown pass to junior
Rick Sayers, the second one cap-
ping the Purdfue scoring early in
the third period.
* * *
NIGHT EDITORS: ALTERMAN and ANDRIEWS
Illini alienated tory in a 3-1 season.
CHAMPAIGN - Ohio State's Illinois, scoring on a 37-yard
Buckeyes, without throwing a pass field goal by Mike Wells, and a
in the first half, scored twice in fourth quarter touchdown drive
the opening five minutes of the capped by Mike Navarro's smash
game off a recovered fumble and from the one, sagged to 0-5 before
a blocked punt and went on to a Dad's Day crowd of 53,555.
down Illinois behind the running In the first thi'ee minutes, Ed
of Morris Bradshaw and Rick Jenkins fumbled and the Bucks'
Galbos, 24-10 yesterday. George Hasenohl recovered on the
Galbos rushed for 79 yards in OSU 38. Galbos ran for 46 yards
six carries in the first half andin two trips and Bradshaw added
sophomore Randy Keith tallied 15 to set up Keith's touchdown
twice on short plunges to seal the blast from the one.
Bucks' second Big 10 football vic Two minutes later a punt by
Illini Terry Masar was blocked by
Kevin Fletcher and Mike Scannell
captured the bounding ball on the
' nd, gs Illinois two. Keith crashed across
on the next play.
point conversions after both scores.
The Badgers recovered to march
76 yards, capped by Neil Graff's
14-yard touchdown pass to Al
Hannah, to make it 28-19. A 23-
yard field goal by Indiana's Chris
Gartner early in the fourth quar-
ter was offset by a one - yard
touchdown run by Wisconsin's
Alan Thompson set up by Greg
Johnson's 88-yard kickoff return.
Wildcats whip it
IOWA CITY-Maurie Daigneau
threw for 256 yards insparking
Northwestern to a 28-3 victory
over winless Iowa yesterday.
The loss marked the first time
the Hawkeyesdropped their first
five games of a season.
The Hawks' defense kept the
Number of rushes
Yards gained rushing ,
Yards interceptions ret.
TOTAL YARDS GAINED
KICK RETURN YARDAGE,
Punt returns, number
Kickoff returns, yards
Number of punts
SCORE BY QUARTERS
11ames All Games
PA Roadrunner rolls Wildcats in check in the scoreless
19 MADISON-Wisconsin mounted first quarter. But Daigneau, a 6-2
19a 21-7 first half lead on three quarterback f r o m Moline, Ill.,
84 touchdowns by Rufus "Roadrun- started pin-pointing his passes and
54 ' ner" Ferguson, then held off on hit on three key third down situ-
91 Indiana comeback for a 35-29 Big ations in the second quarter as
103 Ten football victory yesterday. he tried to establish Northwest-
111 Ferguson, who entered the game ern's attack.
62 as the conference's leading rusher Northwestern tallied its firstI
88 and scorer, carried 27 times for touchdown with 11:49 left in the
141 152 yards, including touchdown half after Daigneau fired passes
14 runs of seven, 19 and 40 yards. of 37 and 19 yards to flanker.
202 1The5 - foot - 6, 190 - pound junior Bariy Pearson.
powerhouse had 102 yards rush- Then Daigneau called on half-
ing in the first half. back Al Robinson who twice
Quarterback Ted McNulty pulled punched over left tackle for gains
Indiana to within 21 - 19 with of six yards, then switched over
touchdown passes of 10 and two to the right tackle side for the
yards to Allan Dick in the third touchdown. The W i l d c a t s had
quarter, but the Hoosiers were moved the ball 70 yards in eight
stopped trying to run for two- plays.
slignly,ne was in no dangerof Michigan wolfman Frank Gusich felt that the defense's
being pulled. "Slade was excellent hustle on the Spartan's bursted play turned the. game corn-
today," commented Bo. "At no pletely around. "We forced them into a gambng situation,"
time did I think of taking him
out." he said.
Gusich said that he wasn't particularly worried, even
Not that it makes any difference, when the Spartans seemed so close to taking the leacl He
but it was nice that State won the added, "We told ourselves, 'They're not going to score', and if
toss. It's really the only success you tell yourself that, then there's no way they are going to
they had on their own all day. score."
He also felt that it was rather appropriate that the Spartan's
quashed downfall should be caused by a busted play. "In meetings this
week, Bo warned us specifically that if there ever was a flag on
Koich 14 35 52 -17 1 10
Williams 3 8 0 8 0 4 a play, to keep on going. The penalty might be on them, and the
Manderino 3 9 0 , 9 0 6 play might not be over."
Mlhau 3 11 0 11 0 1 Most of the defense wasn't particularly happy about allowing
41 117 58 59 2 Michigan State 13 points and having their string of almost 14
MICHIGAN consecutive scoreless quarters stopped.
Att Coin Int Yds TD Long Linebacker Tom Kee said, "It bothers me a lot that they
Slade 9 3 0 45 0 22 scored 13 points. But we were more concerned about the win.
MICHIGAN STATE We were going for the win."
Passing The defense held the Spartans to a grand total of 188
Koch Att Com Int0Yds TD0Lon yards for the-afternoon, only 59 of which were on the ground.
Rasmussen 1 1 0 32 0 32 This performance was even more remarkable because Michi-
10 7 0 129 0 gan State unveiled a new offensive set, the potent Wishbone
MeCHiGAN T, yesterday. Speedster Eric Allen, MST's chief offensive
No. Yds TD Long threat, was held to a paltry 35 yards in 11 carries with a long
Doug hy 2 34 0 22gain of only seven yards.
3 45 0 Michigan's stingy defense didn't seem particularly af-
MICHIGAN STATE fected by the Spartan's switch to the Wishbone.
No.Yds TD Long Gusich said, "We faced the Wishbone in our pre-season
Kough 3 70 0 41 practice sessions earlier this year when our own offense was
Dupree 18 0 8 running it. It's not really that different to defense. Everybodylust-
Hurd 1 32 0 32 has to do their job.
MICHIGA 129 0 "Bo warned us that the Spartans would try something new.
Punting It's happened three years in a row now. Against Michigan State,
No. Yds Avg Long we've been taught to expect the unexpected."
Dotzauer MICHIGAN ST TE 41.5 Michigan State finallybroke the Wolverine defense's
Punting scoreless skien on the last play of the first half. On the kick-
Simpson 4 144 36 39 off after a Dana Coin field goal, Allen returned the ball to the
MICHIGAN - Spartan 19 yard line with ,just over one minute left on the
Punt Returns clock. The defense held but, on the Spartan punt, roughed
No. 8Yds Avg 6Longg TB
Elliott 3 s 2.66 6 0 the kicker and State was given new life.
MICHIGAN STATE Schembechler admitted that calling for the rush on the
No. Yds Avg Long TB punter was one of two mistakes he made during the game.
Holt 2 3 1.5 3 0 (The other was putting Billy Taylor back into the game too
MICHIGAN soon after his shoulderinjury)
No Yds Avg Long TD Kolch threw four straight passes, the last one for 41 yards to
Seymour 1 0 0 0 0 wingback Steve Kouch who slipped away from the man covering
Banks 1 32 32 0 him, Darden. Only a last gasp tackle by linebacker Mike Taylor
MICHIGAN STATE stopped a touchdown on that play but' on the next (and last)
No Yds Avg Long TD play of the half, Kough slipped in from the one to break the
Allen 2 42 21 23 0 defense's string.
Holt 1 15 15 15 0 But, as Schembechler summed up after the game with a smile,
Manderino 1 4 4 4 0
4 61 15 "It was a great win for Michigan."
1 2 3 4 F
.N 7 3 0 14 24
StateI 0 7 0 6 13
Att. Gain Loss Net TD Long
15 118 1 117 2 38
3 16 0 16 0 10
MICHIGAN 24, Michigan State 13
Ohio State 24, Illinois 10
Wisconsin 35, Indiana 29
Purdue 27, Minnesota 13
Northwestern 28, Iowa 3
12 54 2 52 0 16
11 53 5 48 1 11
16 78 0 78 0 9
1 0 3 -3 0 -3
5 14 0 14 0 7
63 333 11 322 3
Att. Gain Loss Net TD Long
11 38 3 35 1 7
4 15 0 15 0 6
By MORT NOVECK
and JIM KEVRA
Special To The Daily
EAST LANSING - "There's only one
Billy Taylor," said Coach Bo Schem-
bechler after yesterday's defeat cf
Michigan State. "He's the best runner
I've ever had."
After Taylor's performance against
the Spartans, that's pretty hard to dis-
pute. B. T. had the kind of day yes-
terday that most running backs dream
Playing over a painful shoulder sepa-
ration and a bruised elbow, the squat
speedster from Barberton, Ohio raced
over, under, around, and through the
bewildered Spartan defenders.
Though playing less than half the
game, Taylor left the field with 117
Brad Van Pelt, the
"The injury came on a sideline play
when I was tackled by Van Pelt after
a long gain," Taylor said in the locker
room ofter the game as he explored his
Taylor went off the field for emer-
gency repairs and was replaced by Alan
"his name's Alan not Cowboy" Walker.
Walker performed more than adequate-
ly, picking up 78 yards in 16 carries,
before Taylor came back midway
through the second quarter.
Schembechler later admitted that it
was a mistake to return Taylor to ac-
tion before his injuries had thoroughly
been attended to, but Taylor is never
happy on the bench. Taylor returned
to pick up twelve yards in two carries,
"I made Taylor prove he could lift his
shoulder over his head before I put him
back in the game. We didn't plan to
pass to him but I was worried about a
During the half Taylor had his
shoulder strapped into place and taped
and returned to the field ready for the
third period action.
Taylor was called on again in the
fourth period after Mike Keller recov-
ered a Frank Kolch fumble at the
Michigan 47 yard line. Ed Shuttles-
worth, the locomotive-like fullback, and
Taylor alternated on the carries as
Michigan drove for the game-winning
A 20 yard burst around left end
by Taylor pushed the ball down to the
Spartan seven and three plays, later,
performance. "That is some kind of
running isn't it? You better believe it is.
That was a real gutsy performance to-
Taylor attached special significance
to the victory over the arch-rival Spar-
tans. "It means a whole lot," Taylor
said. "This is the biggest game of the
year and we won it. I felt that I had to
play well for us to win and we 'felt we
could run with the ball. The main thing
is, though, that we won it."
Many of the Wolverines reacted to
the pre-game Spartan boasts. A num-
ber of State players had commented
on how they were going to upset the
Wolverines and one, defensive tackle
Ron Joseph, volunteered to ingest his
towel should the Spartans meet defeat.