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jaturday, October 30, 1971


Page Seven







"We can have no let up. We
must play another fine football
game if we expect to win. It'll be
a close, exciting game at Michi-
gan Stadium"-when the Buck-
eyes make their appearance in a
few weeks. But as for this after-
noon, despite's Bo's cautious ex-
hortations to the contrary,Indi-
ana's Hoosiers should not pro-
~,vide much of 'a test for the Wol-'
In the face of all the controver-
sy surrounding the "Let's Work
Together To End The War" home-
coming theme and halftime show,
the havoc the Wolverines should
work upon the Hoosiers may seem
to be a singularly ironic and anti-
climatic affair.
In what should prove to be an-
other player-shuffling affair the
Wolverines will, be seeking to
maintaintheir undefeated status
and perhaps gain some ground in
the national rankings.
Coming off the seventh consec-
utive victory of the season, a 35-7
affair against a determined Go-
pher team, Schembechler will field
the same bruising attack that
rolled over Minnesota for 409
Spearheading the fearsome
running attack that gobbled up
391 yards in their last appear-
ance, new Michigan career rush-
ing leader Billy Taylor will be
seeking to tack still more yard-

age onto that mark. Big Ed Shut-
tlesworth, Fritz Seyforth, Glenn
Doughty, Cowboy Walker and Bob
T h e. Michigan - Indiana
game begins at 1:30 and will,
be carried over radio stationsy
WWJ, 950 AM; WPAG, 1050
91.7 FM; and WCBN, 650 AM.
Thornbladh will offer Taylor aid
and comfort in running still an-
other team into the ground.
Aerially speaking, however, the
Wolverines don't stack up quite as
well. Despite the fact that today's
game will be the eighth of the
season, Schembechler still hasn't
found a quarterback that has
shown any consistent passing ex-
cellence and the Michigan passing
attack ranks last in the confer-

ing defense, defense against the
run and total defense.
In their last outing they held a
tough Gopher team to a mere 13
first downs, yielding only 67 yards
on the turf.
If the defense has a weakness,
it would seem to be in the second-
ary which, at times, has appear-
)RS: SANDI GENIS ed rather leaky. Minnesota's lone
score come on a 73 yard strike
from Craig Curry, possibly the Big
Ten's finest passer, to George
"It's pretty obvious passing isn't Honza.
our strength," Bo admits. "We Should the Hoosiers spin a mir-
could have broken the game open acle it should be here that they
earlier (against Minnesota) had will be forced to strike, and Bo
we been able to hit a couple of admits that "their strength is in
our passes." their ability to pass. "Quarterback
Behind the arms of Tom Slade, Ted McNulty, who Schembechler
who will be at the controls again feels "has exceptional ability as
today, and Larry Cipa, the Michi- a scrambling quarterback and to
gan team managed only 18 yards throw the ball," offers the lead-
against the Gophers on 2 of 12 ing offensive threat for the Crim-
aerial attempts. son and Cream.
Nevertheless, Bo doesn't seem McNulty surprised Northwest-
too worried. "When you get 391 ern last weekend with a total of
yards on the ground, you aren't 227 yards passing on 13 com-
going to sweat the passing too pletions, to engineer a strong
much." Hoosier threat for three quarters.
If Bo has any second thoughts Flanker Charlie Byrnes and split
about his passing attack, he cer- end Alan Dick usually are on the
tainly hasn't any worries about his other end of McNluty's aerials.
defense. Leading a sometimes potent
If the Hoosiers are to ruin the running attack, fullback Ken St.
Wolverines' homecoming, they will Pierre and tailback Ken Starling,
have to do it against a team that just returned from an injury sus-
has yielded only 32 points in seven tained against Wisconsin, will
games and leads the nation in have a rough job trying to pene-
three defensive categories - scor- trate the wall-like Michigan line.

Despite the Wolverines ground-
gaining prowess, Schembechler re-
spects the Indiana defense which
has shown itself to be "stingy
against excellent offensive teams
like Northwestern and Ohio State.
Our greatest problem will be to
move the ball against them." In-
diana mentor John Pont is not
quite as confident, though he feels
that they have played "decently,
but erratically all season.
The defensive squad will get a
boost today with the return of in-
jured starter Larry Morwick who
will alternate at left end with
Marshall McCullough who had re-
placed him. And a fine lineback-
ing corps could give Michigan a
few headaches, if only momen-
Like the Wolverines, the Hoos-
iers prime defensive problem rests
in the backfield which has been
victimized again and again, in

the last three weeks, and is con-
siderably lacking in speed.
Safety Mike Heizman occasion-
ally show streaks of great talent
and, should Bo decide to have the
team go to the air, could cause
a few problems for Michigan re-
But as Pont realizes "Michigan
has a great offense and they don't
have to throw very much, but they
can hurt you in the air."
Still searching for their first
conference win, and ripe for the
role of giant-killers, the Hoosiers
could give the homecoming crowd
a little more to think about than
ending the war as they wage
one of their own against the Wol-
verines. But Bo and the boys have
a war of their own going, a war
for roses and perhaps the na-
tional championship.
As Schembechler says "we're go-
ing to do what we have to do to


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


' RT



Alan Dick (184)
Dave Spungen (247)
Tom -Kruyer (247)
Chuck(Sukurs (235)
Dean Shumaker (241)
Tom Bove (243)
Greg Harvey (219)
Stew O'Dell (195)
Ken St. Pierre (218)
Charley Byrnes (190)
Ted McNulty (189)
Mar'all McCullough (235)
Carl Barzilauskas (290)
Mike Fulk (226)
Joe Pawlitsch (243)
Bill Pipp (204)
Chuck Thomson (206)
Bob Spicer (236)
Danny Grossman (200)
Larry Wright (188)
Mark Findley (182)
Mike Heizman (203)


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



-Dally-Tom Gottlieb
BILLY TAYLOR (42) gets sandwiched between Illinois' Bob Buck-
lin (84) and another unidentified defender as Wolverine tackle Jim
Brandstatter looks on helplessly from the ground. Taylor should
add today to the Michigan career rushing record which he set
last week against Minnesota.


By The Associated Press
Having disposed of seveni
straight opponents, none of1
whom has graced the Top Twen-
ty teams this season, Nebraska's1
defending national championsE
face their toughest test thus far
today when they tangle with the
once - beaten and ninth - ranked1
Colorado Buffaloes.
The game sends the Cornhusk-
ers against a rival Big Eight team1
that already has beaten such
powers at Louisiana State and+
Ohio State on the road and lost
only to second-ranked Oklahoma. :
The Buffs' ground - oriented
attack features Charlies Davis
694 yards, 6.1 average and John
Tarver 391, 4.8 plus dangerous and
speedy receivers such as Cliff
Branch, Willie Nichols and Marv
Herb Orvis, who should be fully
recovered from a sprained ankle,
and Bud Magrum lead the defen-
sive charge but the Buffs, who
have been singed for 21 points
by LSU and Kansas State and 45
by Oklahoma, will have their
hands full with the Cornhuskers.
The balanced Nebraska attack
-1,882 yards rushing, 1,313 pass-
ing - starts with quarterback
J ~ Tprr.. hly bette~d by the



-Daily-Jim Judkis

And, adds assistant Larry Ken-
non: "Nebraska is the finest col-
lege football team I have ever
seen. They'd do well in the Na-
tional Football League. They have
"But I think the thing most
impressive about Nebraska is
their great defense. They're the
best defensive team in college
football. Not only is Nebraska
talented; they are calm and con-
fident. I've never seen anything
quite like them."
Toledo, 15th - ranked, which
has won its last 30 games, will be1
trying to tie the second longest
winning streak of modern times
against Miami of Ohio. The Okla-
homa teams of 1948-50 won 31
games in a row. Oklahoma, 1953-7
version, also holds the record of
Oklahoma played without five
key people in trampling Kansas
State 75-28 last week. But the
missing were all from the defen-
sive unit, which isn't about to
make anyone forget the Seven
Blocks of Granite, anyway.
The offense is another matter
with 2,920 rushing yards in six
games. In total offense, the score
is 3,373 yards, opponents 2,288.
The awesome Wishbone backfield
features Greg Pruitt 1,113 yards,
12.1 average, Jack Mildren 619,
6.2, Leon Crosswhite 307, 4.4, Joe
Wylie 296, 7.0, Roy Bell 224, 6.1
and Tim Welch 174, 8.3.
Even placekicker John Carroll
has carried twice-for 46 yards.
But Coach Chuck Fairbanks
isn't taking Iowa State lightly.
"They may be the most im-
proved team in the Big Eight and
in the nation," he says of the Cy-
clones, beaten only by Colorado.
"Coach Johnny Majors and his

staff have done an excellent job
of recruiting quality athletes that
are necessary to play in a high
level of competion. They have
been winning consistently since
the middle of last season. Their
squad has developed a winning
attitude. It is by far the best
Iowa State team I've seen."
Pruitt 185.5 yards per game and
Cornell's Ed Marinaro 205.2 are
engaged in the most prolific
ground-gaining race in major col-
lege history.

Celtics blitz Bucks;
Pistons clip Bullets

Both are well ahead of the sea-
son record of 174.0 set by San
Francisco's Ollie Matson in 1951.
And Marinaro needs only eight
yards to shatter the 3,867 career
record of Oklahoma's- S t e v e
Two other unbeaten teams --
there are 10 left - also face op-
ponents that have lost but once,
High-scoring Oklahoma enter-
tains Iowa State and sixth-ranked
Penn State visits West Virginia.

Kevin Casey (12) behind 'The Wall'


Prd ht MTnst' game

... MAL,..L 5. L WAL - / UN - - ,JUa'-1

For Purdue, today's game is a
must victory. For Northwestern,
Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michi-
gan State, all clinging to rather
thin title hopes in the Big Ten,
this afternoon represents what
could be the end of the line.
Purdue, with only one confer-
ence loss, must finish the season
without another one, which en-
4 tails beating Michigan, and the
hope that Michigan or perhaps
some other team can knock off
Ohio State, which, with Michigan

constitutes the unbeaten rank in
the Big Ten.
The Boilermakers, h o s t i n g
Michigan State at West Lafayette,
are counting on quarterback Gary
Danielson, back from an injury
suffered against Minnesota, to
' maintain his season's form against
the revitalized Spartans.
Danielson through six games
< has completed 56 per cent of his
passes for nearly 1000 yards and
six touchdowns. His favorite tar-
get has been split end Rick Sayers
who leads the Boilers in receptions
rwith 25.

r 1,/ JLJL3 iii -I. 0- M K*%! 'W ww v IJerry a
running o
Dixon an
The Spartans have met with ance turned in by his team last ny Rodge
great success offensively the week, found room for improve- Tackle
past two weeks after installing the ment in his attack. "We want to Willie Hf
wishbone T set against Michigan. be able to move the ball with a leaders u
In the two games during which higher 'degree of consistency. It . top-notch
the Spartans have been using the wasn't our drives that scored hak, Jim,
wishbone, they have averaged 31 against Wisconsin, it was our Branch
points. In last week's-battle with quickies that made the differ- on quite
Iowa, tailback Eric Allen, the sec- ence," said Hayes. "They
ond leading rusher in the Big The Buckeye offense will op- this yea
Ten, ran for 177 yards to raise his erate with fullback John Bled- says Co
per game average to 110.6 yards soe today. Rick Galbos will sub Crowder.
and close to within 2 yards of for Bledsoe, who is suffering from -
Wisconsin's Rufus Ferguson, who a. deep thigh bruise.D
leads the conference with 776 Wisconsin, led by Rufus Fergu-
yards on the ground. son, is on the road for the sec-
The major matchup in today's ond consecutive week. The Badg-
contest should be between the ers face Iowa, a team which car-
Purdue passing attack and the ries the distinction of having both
Spartans secondary. The Riveters the worst offense and the worst It's vo
lead the Big Ten in passing with defense in the Big Ten. , try tear
an average of 191 yards per game Although the offense as a whole try seas
through the air on a completion is not formidable, quarterback time off
percentage of .531. Frank Sunderman ranks among First Ax
Michigan State has shown the the top 15 passers in the nation. row mo
best defenseagainstthe pass so Runningback Levi Mitchell, om
far this year, allowing only 96.1 who broke the all-time Iowa rush- Comp
yards a game against them via ing mark last week with a ca- mile ra
aerials. reer mark over 1700 yards is in various
The Boilermakers are more than the strange position of having mined x
a little upset about their loss to more net rushing yardage than each sq
previously winless Illinois last the Hawkeye team does as a
week and although Purdue pro- whole. Mitchell has netted 471 Two
fesses continued high spirits on yards this year while the entire sions-v
the squad, the team attitude could Iowa team, including Mitchell has gan as
have a lot to do with the outcome netted only 468. vision f
of today's game. Northwestern and I11inois, outstan
Ohio State (4-0) after routing a meanwhile will be competing in of thisi
good Wisconsin team 31-7 last Champaign for the state cham-!outweig
week, takes to the road to meet pionship. The Wildcats, with 20
the Minnesota Gophers who have players on their squad carrying a Amon

.gge, awy aoex oy
of Jeff Kinney and Gary
d the receiving of John-
Larry Jacobson and end
arper are the defensive
up front, backed by the
h secondary of Joe Bla-
Anderson and Bill Kosch.
Z and Rodgers could put
a show returning kicks.
are even more awesome
r than in past years,"
lorado's Coach Eddie

By The Associated Press
BOSTON - The hustling Boston
Celtics. employing a tight press
most of the way, knocked Mil-
waukee from the unbeaten ranks
last' night with a 125-114 victory
over the defending National Bas-
ketball Association champions.
The Celtics, who had lost 11
consectuive games to Milwaukee,
stunned the Bucks by jumping to
an 11-3 lead, withstood a challenge
in the second period and then pull-
ed away with a 33-point third quar-
Dave Cowens, John Havlicek and
Jo Jo White led the Celtics, who
are off to a 6-2 start after missing
the playoffs the last two years.
Cowens, a 6-foot-9 sophomore
pro, outplayed Kareem Jabbar
from the opening tap. Cowens
scored 37 points. Jabbar collected
43, but had to settle for a secondary

Piston power
DETROIT-The Detroit Pistons
shook up their lineup last-night
and it paid off in a 119-115 National
Basketball Association victory over
the Baltimore Bullets to snap a
three-game losing streak.
Forward Steve Mix, rookie Cur-
tis Rowe and guard Harvey Mar-
latt all drew their first starting
assignments of the year as the
Pistons handed the Bullets their'
sixth loss in eight starts this sea-
Bob Lanier and Jimmy Walker
led the Pistons in their early .3urge,
while rookie Willie Norwood, .en-
tering the game as a substitute
in the second quarter, joined in -to
put Detroit in front 55-40 at the
Cavs nipped
CLEVELAND - Don May con-
nected with a 30-footer at the
buzzer to give the Atlanta Hawks
a 98-97 National Basketball As-
sociation victory last night and
snatch what looked like a surefire
victory from the hands of' the
Cleveland Cavaliers.
Dave Sorenson gave Cleveland a
one-point lead when he tipped in a
missed shot with one second left,
but the Hawks called timeout and
Bill Bridges passed the ball into
May, who whirled around, threw up
the desperation shot from the right
side and then saw it go in.
c' ........................................... : <

istancemen host postal relay

acation time for the Michigan cross coun-
m. In the middle of their first cross coun-
on in many years the Wolverines will take
"f from the regular competition to host the
nnual Michigan Postal Competition tomor-
rning at ten on the outdoor track.
petition is composed of a number of three
ces on the track by the members of the
teams. Team placement is then deter-
by adding the best five times recorded by
uad's runners.
divisions - the College and Open Divi-
will be presented in the meet with Michi-
the leading contender in the Open Di-
for the team title. This division has few
ding teams entered for the first running
meet, but what is lacking in team talent is
hed by the individual talent.
ng the outstanding distance men entered
4-1- A------ ,.,.-,. t .lA.... - + n nnn

and should give Sink a challenge for individual
meet honors.
The track record for three-miles is only
14:04.5, set by Michigan's Jim Doland in 1968,
Sink, Lightfoot, and Hazilla have all run fast
enough in the past to put this record in definite
The University of Oregon holds the unofficial
national record in three-mile postal competition
with a fine cumulative time of 68:56.0. This av-
erages out to 13:47 per man, which is a time
that can place high in any three mile race run
in this country. Southern California, in the same
race, also recorded a very respectable time of
70:16.4 or 14:03 per man.
Only sophomore Dave Eddy and Captain Owen
} MacBride are regular three milers on the track
team. The remainder of the team is composed of
freshmen or middle-distance runners, who haven't
had an opportunity to run that distance.
A lack of experience in this event should not

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Atlantic Division
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Boston 6 2 .750
Philadelphia 6 2 .750
New York 5 4. .556
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