Saturday, November 13, 1971
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Saturday, November 1 3, 1971 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven
Gagnon tallies four in opener as
Michigan mauls Mustangs, 10-3
Blue wary of Purdue spoilers;
Taylor, Coin threaten records
By BILL ALTERMAN
The Wolverines celebrated the
start of their fiftieth hockey season
last night by thoroughly drubbing
Western Ontario 10-3. Led by sen-
ior Bernie Gagnon's four, the dek-
ers played a strong game and just
blew by the Mustangs in the third
period with six goals.
"Any time you score ten goals'
you got to be happy," said an ob-
viously delighted Coach Al Ren-
frew after the game. "They all
While over on the other side a
disheartened Mustang Coach Ron
Watson took solace in the fact that
Western Ontario stayed with the
Wolverines for almost half the
game, "It was fairly even through
the beginning of the second per-
iod," he felt, "but then some of
our players saw us down by a few
goals and started to do some
stupid things out there."
Indeed Western Ontario held a
2-1 lead half way through the sec-
goal to start the third period was
"the turning point of the game."
minutes later freshman Frank
Werner sent the Wolverines into
the lead for good when he knocked
in a short pass from Pat Donnelly,
After that the rout was on and
only the final score was in ques-
Renfrew was especially pleased
with the play of his freshmen who
contributed five goals. "They play-
ed real well," he stated, "I just
hope they can sustain it."
Particularly impressive Paul-
Andre Paris, a 17-year-old fresh-
man, who, in his first varsity
In addition to Werner, two other
freshmen, Donnelly and Gary Kar-
dos, also lit the light for the Wol-
verines. All three freshmen are
from Detroit, causing a beaming
Renfrew to comment, "Those De-
troit kids played pretty well; they
all scored, and you can't ask for
more than that."
But the partisan Michigan crowd
of 2400 was especially rooting for
Gagnon and the Montreal speed-
ster did not disappoint them. He
brought the crowd to the edge of
ecstasy seven minutes into the
third period when he faked Mus-
tang goalie Nick Mancini complete-
ly off his feet and then shot the
puck smartly into the empty net.
"He gets the goals," Renfrew un-
derstated when it was all over.
Watson admitted he used a lot of
substitutes in the game, including
three different goalies. "But to-
morrow I'm out to win it and I'll
go with the players who I think
can do it."
From Wire Service Reports
LAFAYETTE, Ind.-If Michigan
beats Purdue here today the Wol-
verines can break out the sun
glasses and suntan lotion for a trip
to the Rose Bowl.
Even if they lose to Purdue and
Ohio State in the final regular
season g a m e s, the Wolverines
would be considered the favorite
to be chosen by the Big Ten as its
The task facing Purdue is: awe-
some. The third-ranked Wolverines
have won nine straight games this
The Michigan-Purdue 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.
season, including six in conference
Michigan leads the Big Ten in
scoring offense, scoring defense,
total offense, total defense, rushing
offense and rushing defense. The
Wolves also are either leading or
very near the top in the NCAA in
each of those categories.
Michigan Coach Bo Schembech-
ler doesn't take the Boilermakers
lightly, though. He said, "I said
before and I say again, we have
to win all our games if we expect
to win the Big Ten championship.
"They (Purdue) have lost three
games in the final minutes. They
must be snake-bitten because they
have talented people and can play
football with anyone."
Bo may be remembering that
this is the Purdue "Spoilermaker"
team that is noted for either scar-
ing or upsetting the collegiate
Bob DeMoss, the Purdue head
coach, said, "This team (Purdue)
deserves a better fate than to have
lost five of its eight games in con-
"It will take as much of a men-
tal effort as physical to ready our-
selves for Michigan," he added.
Tailback Billy Taylor, sporting a
5.5-yards-per-carry average and 12
touchdowns, and fullback Gene
Shuttlesworth, 5.1 per carry, lead
Michigan's devastating running at-
Fast-trotting tailback T a y 10 r
needs just two touchdowns to tie
Tom Harmon's Michigan career
mark of 33; 105 yards will vault
him past Jim Grabowski of Illinois
as the Big Ten's leading career
rusher of all time.
DeMoss is still uncertain whether
junior quarterback Gary Danielson
will be ready to start after missing
his second game of the season with
a shoulder injury.
If he does not start, sophomore
Steve Burke will get the nod. Burke
and Danielson have combined to
give Purdue the Big Ten lead in
Otis Armstrong, who had piled
up 786 of Purdue's 1,289 yards rush-
ing this season, will be trying to
keep the Michigan defense honest.
Michigan will be in top shape
for today's game: offensive tackle
Jim Coode and fullback Fritz Sey-
ferth will both be back in the line-
up after missing the Iowa game.
The talented toe of Dana Coin,
which has already shattered the
NCAA consecutive extra point rec-
ord with 51, is now pointed at the
Big Ten record for most field goals
in a single season. Coin needs two
more successful boots to tie six dif-
ferent Big Ten kickers at six.
and period and might have had !game, scored two goals and had
even more but for some fine goal- three assists. Renfrew felt that his
tending by Michigan's Karl Bag-
The Wolverines put in the first FIRST PERIOD SCORING: 1. M-Gagnon
marker late in the first period (Paris) 16:20; PENALTIES: 1. M-Tru-
when Gagnon scored from in close deau (2, kneeing) 5:14; 2. W-McAninch
on a power play. (2, interference) 15:18; 3. W-Johnston
(2, crosschecking) 18:38.
However, the Mustangs came SECOND PERIOD SCORING: 2. W-Jef-
right out in the second period and fery (Johnston, MacGregor) 10:17; 3.
scored two quick goals. W-Figas (Coons, Edward) 12:19; 4. M-
But the Wolverines came roaring Gagnon (Paris, Jarry) 1245; 5. M1Werner
(Neal, Donnelly) 15:38; 6. M-Gagnon
back 26 seconds later when Gag- i(arry, Paris) 19:30. PENALTIES: 4. W-
non picked up a pass from the cor- Smith (2, interference) 3:06; 5. M-Skin-
ner by Michel Jarry and slapped it ner (2, holding) 6. W-Jeffery (2, trip-
ping) 5:22; 7. M-Connelly (2, charging)
home from the front edge of the ,9:07.
left circle. That tied it and three THIRD PERIOD SCORING: 7. M-Paris
FULLBACK ED SHUTTLESWORTH (31) plows his way through
the Iowa line in last week's game against the Hawkeyes. Aid-
ing him on the way by a block is guard Tom Coil (60). Shuttles-
wort rnmhlaA fnjr uv~r in au c1 yiti'uan rmvr wM
t mahwortn rambendfor over 100 yaras ias
(Jarry, Gagnon) 1:10; 8. W-Best (Fraser) workout today against the Boilermakei
3:25; 9. Donnelly (Kardos, Neal) 4:30; - -----
10. M-Gagnon (Jarry, Trudeau) 7:24; 11. BREEZE:
M-Connelly (Trudeau.Werner) 7:43; 12. NEBRASKA
M-Kardos (Gagnon) 17:26; 13. M-Paris
(Trudeau, Jarry) 19:36. PENALTIES: M-
Lefevre (tripping) 1:42; W-Berkely (in-
terference) 5:50; M-Falconer (cross-
checking) 5:50; W. Fraser (high stick-
-chknnelg ebwng)41;WEd a l dg
ing) 11:16; M-Cartier (roughing) 11:166;
wards (roughing) 15:06; M-Werner1
(roughing, 10 minute misconduct) 15:06;'
W-Sokolowski (holding) 17:22; M- Fal- By RANDY CASWELL more,
coner (high sticking) 17:34; W-Howard In the beginning, or more spe- ball I
(high sticking) 17:34. cifically, in 1892, there were two van's
Deep South teams, Auburn and back.'
Georgia. Such frills as national Aub
polls, and television or radio cov- back,
erage were missing in the first fense.
meeting of these Southeastern have
Conference powers. game.
The national polls and coverage The
will hopefully make the diamond are st
jubilee (75th) meeting of these third
gridiron heavies more interest- enth
ing than Auburn's 10-7 win over only
Georgia in their first contest. Off
The 5th ranked Tigers have an SEC
8-0 record, along with the dis- quart(
tinction of holding 10th place na- Johns
tionally in total offense and and p
fourth place in passing. this
Much, if not all, of the credit Ray, l
for the statistical plaudits goes to offens
the Auburn quarterback, Pat Sul- callin
livan. Sullivan, the nation's all The
time number three passer, has led facr
teTigers to 10 straight victori.es. favori i tigi
~ Ths srin iscurrently the long- Aubur
est in Southeastern Conference prese
If all goes well, Sullivan can add Peach
another entry to his bulging re- ner o
cord book. He needs only one get th
more touchdown pass to equal the Comm
career mark of 50 held by Orlea
SKentucky's Babe Parilli. Kar
Sul1ivan'scomplish- of a
ments could well form an epic Nebra
poem, and Auburn mentor Ralph impro
!"Sug" Jordan couldn't agree Coact;
it week anaIU iiIul geta
, Tigers tangle
Bo Rather (180)
Jim Coode (235)
Reggie McKenzie (232)
Guy Murdock (230)
Tom Coyle (253)
"In 41 years of college foot- a pro-type aerial attack. (76) Jim Bratatter (245) K
have never seen Pat Sulli- Even this new offensive ap- (85) Paul Seymour (231) T
equal as a complete quarter- proach can't help the porous State (42) Bill Taylor (195) T
defense, it has been socked for (32) Fritz Seyferth (218) F
urn may have the quarter- more points than any other team (22) Glenn Doughty (207) W
but Georgia has THE de- in the Big Eight. Nebraska can (17) Toro Slade (198) Q
The tenacious Bulldogs well afford to look ahead to the DEFT
yielded only 5.8 points per test of tests with Oklahoma on
Thanksgiving Day. (94) Butch Carpenter (215) L
Georgia defensive records Speaking of the Sooners, they (92) Fred Grambau (248 L
taggering. The Bulldogs are have the week off too, as they (68) Greg Ellis (223) M
in scoring defense and sev- host the Kansas Jaymawks in a (99) Tom Beckman (246) R
in total defense, giving up nationally televised game. The (90) Mike Keller (224) R
212 yards per game. game will hold some interest (37) Tom Kee (210) W
ensively, Georgia leads the though, for Oklahoma will become (33) MikeTaylor (224) M
in scoring, utilizing a two the greatest rushing team in col- (14) Frank Gusich (188) W
erback system. Starter Andy lege history. The Sooners need
on has rushed for 608 yards only 80 yards to crack the present (21) Bruce Elliott (175) W
passed for 226 yards so far all-time mark of 3,911 yards set (41) Randy Logan (192) S
year. His understudy, Jim by the 1956 Oklahoma team. (35) Tom Darden (195) S
has amassed 680 yards total -- -- _______.___
e with his masterful play BUCKS 'N 'CATS
Bulldogs are a seven point
te in this year's tussle,v
re in this year's tussle, but ; pe s mt to r
n il e npiedb teGophers meetU iorridu
nce of bowl scouts from the
'n, Gator, Liberty, Orange,
, and Sugar bowls. The win- The Big Ten race is nearly his- referred to as a jinx. True, the
f the contest will probably tory. Michigan's mighty Wolver- Gophers didn't meet them during
e nod from the Sugar Bowl ines, barring some colossal oc- 1965-66, the great Spartan years;
nittee for this year's New currence, will succeed Ohio State but 14 years is 14 years.
Rick Sayers (190)
Tim Huxhold (230)
Ken Watkins (230)
Bob Hoidahl (219)
Mike Williams (218)
Tom Luken (237)
Mike Cota (205)
Otis Armstrong (189)
Darryl Stingley (190)
Ron North (22)
Gary Danielson (187)
Steve Baumgartner (243)
Dave Butz (268)
Greg Bingham (221)
Bronco Keser (248)
Gary Hrivnak (229)
Rick Schavietello (211)
Jim Teal (22)
Charlie Potts (205)
Carl Capria (175)
Sam Carter (179)
(19) Chuck Peibes (195)
a contender but shoddy defense
doomed their hopes. The Badgers,
however, are second in the Big
Ten in total offense. Illinois con-
nsas State isn't given much
chance to upset top-ranked
ska, but the Wildcats have
ved tremendously s i n c e
Vince Gibson has installed
Gagnon (7) fires on goa
By RANDY PHILLIPS
It's Billy Taylor slashing through a
gaping hole in the left side of the line;
Taylor breaks into the clear; he's at the
twenty, ten, five, touchdown!
Meanwhile back at the line of scrim-
mage, a strewn array of bodies can be
seen-mostly remnants of an opposing
team's defense left on their backs by the
offensive line's charge.
The inglorious work of the offensive
linemen generally goes unnoticed and
unappreciated by the fans, but Reggie
McKenzie, Michigan's outstanding All-
America candidate at guard, doesn't
think that publicity is the most import-
ant achievement in playing football-
especially on the line.
"Playing on the line, I get a lot of
personal satisfaction. By my going out
there and doing my job, I'm going to
get noticed. They (opposing players)
gain respect for you. If they are getting
beat badly, they'll say somnething to let
you know. That's where personal satis-
faction comes in."
McKenzie considers playing the line
both a' challenge between two people and
a challenge to keep one's own emotions
under control in a very stressing situa-
"I like to fire ahead-head on block-
ing. He (the opponent) can't get away.
It's a way of finding out who's the bet-
ter man. As Bo (Wolverine coach Bo
Schembechler) would say, It's nose to
But he added that "you have to keep
your temper and poise because a missed
assignment could lose the ball game."
The 6-4, 232 senior from Highland
Park, Michigan thinks that Jim Ander-
snnof Northwestern has heen the tough-
:Sa tisfac tion
onference kings. Two wins would give the Spar- tnues to improve with its young
ery year, at this stage of the tans an excellent finish; possibly team and with its new coach, Bob
n, the same analysis is made, second place, having defeatedBlackman.
ns that should have done Purdue and Ohio State. To do this The final game pits a pair of
did not. Others have sur- they must stop their jinx and the I's, Indiana and Iowa, in a bat-
d their followers with good passing of Gopher Craig Curry. tle for the right to escape the
ns. Today at Spartan Sta- Curry leads the Big Ten with 103 cellar. Neither team has much go-
in East Lansing two fairly completions for 1,444 yards and ing for it. Iowa is led by quarter-
essful squads, Michigan State eight touchdowns. His top re- back Frank Sunderman, second
Minnesota, will do battle. ceiver, George Honza, is a doubt- in passing, and tailback Levi Mit-
ie Spartans have found a gold ful performer, suffering a hip chell.
in the Wishbone-T offense. pointer in the Gopher's loss to Quarterback Ted McNulty, im-
formation has enabled the Northwestern, proving with every game, leads a
tans' fine tailback, Eric Al- In Evanston, Northwestern is demoralized Hoosier aggregation
to display his runnig abil- also thinking of a second place which saw victory slip away last
fter being bottled up most of finish. After beating Minnesota, week against Illinois on a highly
year. Allen broke the NCAA 41-20, last Saturday, the Wild- disputed play.
for an 'easy' game or for plays when
the outcome of the game has been de-
cided. Reggie replied, "you just don't
want to get beat; you feel 'kind of bad'
if he beats you."
He added, "It's survival of the fittest.
You're going to get to him or- he's going
to get to you. I'd rather get to him."
McKenzie points to pride as the rea-
son why Michigan has not had a real
let down this year while compiling a 9-0
record and why the Wolverines will not
be caught looking ahead past Purdue to-
day to Ohio State.
"The pressure has been building, es-
pecially for this game (Purdue). We've
gotten so close (to a perfect season) and
we'd hate to falter. The pressure's on,
but we have a lot of pride. We'll be
The one-on-one battles on the line of
scrimmage tend to remind one of battles
in the trenches, but when asked if foot-
ball is a dehumanizing game, McKenzie
retorted, "I don't think the game is de-
humanizing. A lot of people like real
highly competitive games. It depends on
the person. It's different strokes for dif-
Implying that competition itself is
not dehumanizing and that football is
not forced on people, Reggie added, "I
like contact sports. Football is always
going to be a competitive sport . . . you
have to love the game, because you can't
tell me that a guy's going to go out and
suffer bruises without liking the game."
Emphasizing his point further, Reggie
queried, "It's (football) been here for
years and all of a sudden it's dehuman-
izing? Something that is dehumanizing
is war; you're killing people then."
But McKenzie admits there is an im-
tors such as team friendships and edu-
"The tension factor is not as profound
(at Michigan) as at other schools. There
is a higher rate of graduation here; the
emphasis is more on academics."
One of the major reasons that Reggie
decided to go to Ann Arbor was the aca-
demic record of the school.
McKenzie is now a physical education
major with a minor in history, but he
has not ruled out the possibility of law
"I'm still thinking of going to law
school; I'd also like to teach. I also like
politics and knowing what's going on in
This desire to diversify is not often
associated with football players who are
generally depicted as dumb and muscu-
lar. Reggie feels that a football player
h'as two roles to play, "Reggie the stu-
dent and Reggie the football player."
These roles should be separated to some
"I always leave what I do down on
South State, on South State. He con-
tinued; "A guy participating in ath-
letics is always .playing two roles. So-
ciety labels a person as a football player."
McKenzie mentioned that this role as
a football player does have its advantages
outside of the playing of the game.
"The only way that petition (home-
coming petition for an anti-war half
time show) got over was the 50 football
players who signed it." If those same 50
had signed it not as football players,
then the effect would have been less.
The second reason that influenced
Reggie to come to Michigan involved
football and interesting enough Michi-
At Highland Park High School, Reggie
wasn't recruited very vigorously, and he
explained this by pointing to the em-
phasis on basketball at Highland Park,
But McKenzie did get a look from sev-
eral schools-one of them being Michi-
gan State. However . . .
"When the Michigan State recruiter
came to my high school he told my
coach that I wasn't a ball player."
That kind of thing hurts, but Reggie
got a better look from Michigan and
the opportunity to prove himself.
"I got a break. Coach Mans (Wol-
verine end coach) came to me and laid
it on the line. He said, We want you to
play ball for us."
That incident with the MSU recruiter
is one reason that now leads Reggie to
say, "I look at the MSU games as be-
ing the big games for me."
Although blocking is often a man to
man affair, it takes timing between
linemen to open up a hole for the backs.
"It (blocking) varies. A lot of times
it's one on one, but sometimes it's double
team blocking; it's me and the tackle,
me and the center, or me and the half-
back. Timing is jdst something you
have to work on."
Blocking takes confidence not only
in one's own ability but also in the ability
of the people next to you on the line.
"(Dan) Dierdorf (graduated All-Amer-
ican tackle) was real strong; they'd try
to isolate him one on one on a guy. I
was more confident with him there."
But with Dierdorf and Jack Harpring
gone at the tackles, the timing had to
be worked out all over again this year.
"Playing against Northwestern, things
were kind of shaky. I knew what (Jim)
Brandstatter could do because I had
single game rushing mark withl
350 yards several weeks ago. Sen-
ior quarterback Mike Rasmussen,
benched early in the season, has
also found new life running the
Spartan coach Duffy Daugher-
ty stated a week ago, "Well; we
should've put in the Wishbone-T
a long time ago." The question is,
Still, there seems to be some
problem with Michigan State de-
feating Minnesota. MSU hasn't
beaten the Gophers in 14 years.
Such a phenomenon is usually
cats are looking forward to meet-
ing Ohio State. The Buckeyes will
not be nice after having lost to
MSU last week. Woody's charges
are still in the race and the Wild-
cats may be cannon-fodder for
The . real surprise in the Big
Ten has to be Illinois. After drop-
ping their first six games, the
Illini have come back to take the
next three contests. Their oppo-
nents today will be Wisconsin, an-
other disappointing team. John
Jardine's gridders figured to be
PHILADELPHIA OP)-The Phila-
delphia 76ers spurted for eight
straight points early in the fourth
quarter yesterday, breaking open
a,tight game and defeating the De-
troit Pistons 115-101, in a National
Basketball Association game.
The Pistons went in front by as
many as five points before Phila-
delphia rallied to trail only 79-78
entering the last quarter.
After Detroit took an 87-84 lead
with 11:07 to play, the 76ers got
their eight consecutive points to
go ahead 92-87 with 8:24 remaining.
The Pistons never drew closer
than three points the rest of the
way as Billy Cunningham, Fred
Foster and Kevin Loughery did all
of the scoring for the winners in
the last five minutes.
Cunningham had 24 points to .
lead Philadelphia, while Foster
added 23 and Loughery 18.
Bob Lanier led Detroit with 26
points and Jimmy Walker had 25.