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Saturday, .October 16, 1971

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Page Seven

Saturday, October 16, 1971 IHE MICHiGAN DAILY Page Seven

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By AL SHACKELFORD
When Booker T. and the
MG's get into their thing, it's
called funky. And when Merle
Haggard gets into his thing,
it's called country.
But when the undefeated
Michigan Wolverines (5-0) get
into hapless Illinois (0-5) this
afternoon, somebody better call
a doctor, cause a lot of broken
Illini bodies will be littering
the Tartan Turf at Michigan
Stadium.
The bookies have installed
Michigan as whopping 28-point
favorites, but the final margin
could just as easily be fifty.
While the Wolverines have
rolled to five straight, impres-
sive victories and the nation's
The Michigan-Illini game
begins at 1:30 and will be car-
ried over radio stations WWJ,
950 AM; WPAG, 1050 AM;
WAAM, 1600 AM; WUOM, 91.7
FM; and WCBN, 650 AM.
number-three ranking, Illinois
has come up empty-handed on
five straight shameful Satur-
days. The rugged Michigan de-
fense is the country's best
against both rushing and scor-
ing, but the porous defense
of the fighting Urbana-men has
allowed 202 points thus far.
This brutal contrast in the
two teams is further empha-

SPORTS
NIGHT EDITOR> . RANDY PHILLIPS

sized by the --history of their
past encounters. Illinois hasn't
whupped Michigan since 1966
and haven't scored on the Wol-
verines in their last 14 quarters
of play.
But Illinois has been improv-
ing. Ohio State invaded Cham-
paign last Saturday with expec-
tations of ripping rapaciously
into the Illini and perhaps even,
urp, ingesting them whole. The
unpredictable Illini had other
ideas, however, and held the
boisterous Bucks to a meager
24-10 victory.
Another strong effort by
quarterback Mike Wells kept
Illinois in the game. Wells con-
nected on 15 of 29 passes for
197 yards and even booted a 37-
yard field goal for good mea-
sure.
If Wells is on target today the
Wolverine secondary could be
in for trouble. Coach Bo Schem-
bechler this week cited "pass
defense mistakes" as a defen-
sive headache in Michigan's 24-
13 win over Michigan State. All
four Wolverines defensive backs
were victimized at one time or
another as Spartan quarter-
backs Frank Kolch and Mike
Rasmussen combined to com-

plete seven of ten aerials for 129
yards.
The crippled Illinois rushing
attack should enable Michigan
defenders to concentrate their
efforts on the slippery Wells.
All three Illini halfbacks-John
Wilson, Ed Jenkins and Darrell
Robinson-are questionable for
today's game, with injuries
ranging from a bum foot to a
groin injury. That leaves most
of the running chores to burly
fullback Mike Navarro, who
has bumped for 242 yards in on-
ly 46 carries so far.
All - American candidate Tab
Bennett keys the Illinois de-
fense, whose inept record is not
wholly self-attributable. Shar-
ing the blame is the glass-fin-
gered offense, which has been
inflicted with a bad case of the
fumbling fever,
Schembechler acknowledges
Illinois' propensity for mistakes
but warns, "Each week they
have beenimproving." The re-
cent performances of the Illini
bear this warning out: after be-
ing shut out in their first three
tussles the Illini have put to-
gether successive point-ed Sat-
urdays, against Washington and
Ohio Stake. If the young Ur-

bana-men keep their mistakes
at a minimum, they could turn
in a respectable performance in
this afternoon's expected blood-
bath.
Whether Schembechler's cau-
tion will infect his powerful grid-
ders is a moot point: after kick-
ing ass in their first five games
the Wolverines can't be too
fearful of Illinois.
Directing the Wolverines will
be Saginaw sophomore Tom
Slade, who cinched today's start
with a fine performance against
Michigan State. Slade's heroics
last Saturday were most turfu-
lar, as he chalked up 48 yards
on the ground.
"Slade's a great runner,"
comments Schembechler. "Make
no mistake, he can run that
football."
Should Slade falter, the call
will go to Larry Cipa. Kevin
Casey, who started the first
four games for Michigan, is still
bothered by shoulder trouble
and saw no action against Mich-
igan State.

Illini
Michigan will be in relatively
good health for today's game,
with only back-up defensive
back Dave Elliot labeled as a
definite bench-warmer. Elliot is
having knee trouble after being
crunched last Satudray and will
be inactive for at least three
weeks.
Definitely slated for action is
Heisman Trophy candidate Bil-
ly Taylor. The stubby tailback
picked up 117 yards, two touch-
downs and a shoulder separation
against State, perhaps proving
that good things don't come in
three.
Schembechler has had noth-
ing but praise for Illinois, this
week's sacrificial lamb, and call-
the Illini's inability to hit the
scoreboard in the first three
games "amazing." The bad luck
of the Illini is likely to con-
tinue this afternoon, and this
week fans won't even be able to
look forward to seeing any red,
white and blue moon-men.

BILLY TAYLOR (42) sweeps around right end in last week's win over Michigan State. Despite
suffering a shoulder separation, he managed to gaiin 117 yards in 15 carries. Leading the interference
is Glenn Doughty (22), Fritz Styferth (32), and Paul Seymour (85). Taylor will be ready to play
today when Michigan meets the fighting Illini.

TEXAS VS. ARKANSAS:

Sooners seek Buffaloes

By RANDY PHILLIPS 14 and humbling LSU.
Non-conference matches are for The unbeaten Sooners take a
national recognition-at least for sixth place ranking into today's
those clubs who have a chance for battle and a pretty awesome of-
that sort of thing. For the oth- fensive attack. The Buffs have
ers, they are only pre-season con- ground out 423.6 yards per game
tests in preparation for confer- and 32.4 points. However, the Buf-
ence or regional competition. The faloes do not put all their eggs
deserts of a conference title can into one asket--the rushing game
be of those prestigious and eco- that is. Three quarterbacks have
nomically advantageous bowl shared the signal-calling duties
games come New Year's day. and have completed 37 tosses for
At least that's the way it us- 691 yards.
ually goes in college football. If Last week Colorado may have
the pattern is to hold true this been looking forward to the Soon-
year, then we should keep tabs ers as they struggled past pitiful
today on our favorite conference Iowa State 24-14. Colorado de-
rivalry. But this week the confer- fensive end J.B. Dean kicked a
ence battles take on more im- field goal and intercepted a pass
portance than usual s in the last minute to break the
Top ranked teams will be two squads out of a 14-14 dead-
knocking heads together all over lock.
the college football world, and But the Buffaloes should have
conference crowns will not be the no trouble getting up for the
only incentive for winning. Sooners as the victor will likely
Oklahoma won the war of the emerge as the top challenger to
wishbones last week against Texas, Nebraska's national ranking, not
and will be gunning to trounce to mention the conference title.
powerful Colorado in a Big Eight In another battle of national
conference clash. First ranked powers, Texas takes on the Razor-
Nebraska collides with a surpris-
ing Kansas squad in another Big
Eight showdown. It's a tough con-
~'freceanyway you look at it. di i 1
The Sooners took apart the
Longhorns defense with flawless By DALE ARBOU
execution of wishbone attack in When you combine CMU wit
their 48-27 win. The 435 ;yards WhnyucmbnIM i
rushed against Texas set a record, touch of MSU and WMU, and
and halfback Greg Pruitt ran for what do you get? No, not exactly
216 of them. Quarterback Jack concoction, but rather the Michig
Mildren kept the Longhorns tional cross country meet.
guessing on the triple option all And a potent mixture it is too.
afternoon, but the Longhorn of- gan is the strongest of the team
fense kept the pressure on as well ing their muscles at Notre Dam
to make the game a see-saw battle Western finished in second pla
for the first half. A couple of
breaks a nd a nifty 24 yard T ference rival Bowling Green.
jaunt by Pruitt after a Longhorn The strength of their team re
fumble moved the scoring edge on that they are highly talented a
the Sooner's side. The win shot And when seniors Gary Harris a
Oklahoma into the number two litz have forgotten how to win,
spot in the rankings behind Big Baker has been quite able to shc
Eight rival Nebraska. . done.
The Sooners lead the country in Host team Michigan State will
rushing offense with 427.8 yards Hotea MihgnStewl
per game and in scoring-41.5 good battle for meet honors. S
yards per contest. And although over all of its opponents in dual r
he hasn't thrown too much so far season, including Ohio State
this season. Colorado assistant' They are also the defending Big
Larry Kennan says. "Mildren is and are always tough on their h
a great ball handler. Runs well. Central Michigan also has a s
too, and we know he can pass . . " action today will be Dave Eddy, a
fied w is not lone in t F back find it difficult to beat either W
'Leon Crosswhite has carried for gan State as a team, Central cou
4.1 yards per carry, and replace- to Mount Pleasant with individu
ment Joe Wylie. spells Pruitt with Senior Bob Carpenter was th
a 7.5 yards per carry average. vidual finisher at Notre Dame an
Colorado will have to stoo the runners entered at Michigan St
Sooner offensive onslaught if they been running very impressively in
are to register their third upset so far this season. Last year in
of the season. The Buffaloes have Carpenter wound up in second
~a knack for winning the big ones
and have demonstrated this skill first place would be to his liking
in knocking off Ohio State, 20- Michigan finished immediate

backs of Arkansas on national
television. Both teams are once
beaten, but the southwest con-
ference champion . will likely
emerge victorious today at Little
Rock Stadium. In 10 of the last
13 meetingse the title rested on
the outcome.
Texas, of course, runs from the
wishbone. The running attack is
strong despite an injury to start-
ing quarterback Eddie Phillips
and last week's injury to sub
Donnie Wigginton. Wigginton
scored twice against Oklahoma
last Saturday - once on a 44
yard gallop.
But the little scamperer sepa-
rated his shoulder in the Sooner
loss, and it is doubtful who will
start.
. Jim Bertelson is a fine runner
from the halfback slot, and he has
help from fullback Bobby Callison.
The Arkansas attack is center-
ed around the passing and run-
ning of quarterback Joe Fergu-
son. But the Razorbacks have had
injury problems at tailback. The
last casualty was sophomore Dicky

uria
Morton in last week's 35-7 troun-
cing of Baylor.
Fourth rated Alabama and 14th
ranked Tennessee try to uphold
the prestige of the South. Ala-
bama has a vaunted running at-
tack led by Johnny Musso, while
the Vols boast of fullback Curt
Watson.
The 'Bama offense is wishbone,
again, and junior quarterback
Terry Davis runs and passes wellI
on the options.
Tennessee has suffered through
three straight close contests. A
one point loss to fifth ranked Au-
burn and close calls against weak
Florida (20-13) and Georgia Tech
(10-6) highlight the season after
an easy rout of California at San-
ta Barbara in the opener. Defense
is the Vols forte.
Other important contests today
include Stanford against USC in
a big Pacific Eight battle and in-
dependents Penn State and Syra-
cuse battling it out for supremacy
in the east.

LINEUPS
Offense

MICHIGAN
(15) Bo Rather (180)
(73) Jim Coode (235)
(65) Reggie McKenzie (232)
(53) Guy Murdock (230)
(60) Tom Coyle (253)
(76) J. Brandstatter (245)
(85) Paul Seymour (231)
(17) Tom Slade (198)
(32) Fritz Seyferth (218)
(42) Billy Taylor (195)
(22) Glenn Doughty (204)

ILLINOIS

SE
LT
LG
C
RG
RT
TE
QB
FB
TB
WB

(81)
(51)
(56)
(54)
(61)
(64)
(87)
(12)
(37)
(23)
(35)

Defense

Garvin Roberson (185)
Gerry Sullivan (226)
John Gann (226)
Larry McCarren (223)
John Levanti (217)
Jim Welsh (230)
John Bedalow (214)
Mike Wells (210)
Mike Navarro (222)
Ed Jenkins (182)
John Wilson (207)
Tab Bennett (234)
Willie Lee (237)
Moe Kelly (219)
Dave Wright (221)
Glenn Collier (217)
Larry Allen (216)
Octavus Morgan (213)
Greg Colby (208)
Willie Osley (190)
John Graham (182)
Larry Huisinga (186)

(94)
(92)
(68)
(99)
(90)
(33)
(37)
(14)
(21)
(41)
(35)

Butch Carpenter (215)
Fred Grambau (248)
Greg Ellis (223)
Tom Beckman (246)
Mike Keller (215)
Mike Taylor (224)
Tom Kee (210)
Frank Gusich (188)
Bruce Elliot (175)
Randy Logan (192)
Tom Darden (195)

LE
LT
MG
RT
RE
MLB
WLB
Wolf
DH
DH
S

(75)
(70)
(62)
(59)
(92)
(52)
(40)
(15)
(26)
(46)
(49)

BRUCE ELLIOT (21) brings back a punt against Illinois in last
year's 42-0 win for Michigan. Elliot returns this year to return
punts along with safety Tom Darden. Speaking of returning, Illi-
nois will meet the Wolverines again today in Big Ten action.

seek tournament win

JR
th EMU, add a
mix with a UM,
a new chemical
gan State Invita-
Western Michi-
ns entered. Flex-
ne last weekend,
ce behind con-
ests on the fact
and like to win.
rnd Steve Gorsa-
freshman Dave
ow them how its
give Western a
State has rolled
meets so far this
and Tennessee.
Ten Champions
home course.
trong team this
runner who has
Vestern or Michi-
ild easily go back
al honors.
he highest indi-
mong any of the
ate, and he has
all of his meets
this same meet,
place. Certainly
this year.
ly behind Cen-

tral Michigan at Notre Dame. They would like
nothing better than to beat them today. Fresh-
man Keith Brown had an important perform-
ance last weekend with a 12th place finish,
and he is a definite threat to the individual title,
along with Carpenter and Harris.
. However, the Michigan squad will have to
rely on their fine depth this season if they wish
to do well at East Lansing today. They will be
running without the services of one of their top
five, freshman George Khouri, who had a minor
operation on Thursday of this past week.
Sophomores make up the majority of the
Michigan team, and it will be upon the should-
ers of these men that the burden of success ver-
sus failure will be put. Leading the sophs into
season, one of its best ever. Although they may
been improving by leaps and bounds all season.
Rick Schott also has been showing rapid im-
provement this season and could be one of the
primary catalysts behind Eddy's improvement.
Mike Pierce had some trouble at Notre Dame
last weekend but should be ready today. Bill Bol-
ster had troubles even making the trip to South
Bend last weekend, but provided he can make the
bus on time today, he should show an impres-
sive jump in his performance compared to that
of two weeks ago.
All in all, if the Michigan squad finishes in
the top three teams today, their coach, Dixon
Farmer, .will have considered that a moral vic-
tory. The results of this meet will also pro-
vide Farmer with some indication as to how
well his team can be expected to do in this sea-
son's Big Ten meet compared to the perform-
ance of Michigan State.

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