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bio State ground game to test
Etion's rushing defense leader
Michigan-Ohio State series;
a history of classic collisions
By BILL ALTERMAN
year the eyes of the na-
ere watching as Michigan
io State clashed in their
finale. It meant every-
the Big Ten title, an un-
d season and a possible
ear, football fanatics will
g up for Oklahoma and
a later on this week, but
e Maize and Blue a year of
g ends this afternoon. A
of memories of that awful
noon in Columbus when their
is and fantasies came to an
e Wolverines have already
e Michigan-Ohio State game
s at 1:30 and will be car-
over radio stations WWJ',
AM; WPAG, 1050 AM;
M, 1600 AM WUOM, 91.7
and WCBN, 650 AM.
ed the Rose Bowl bid and
ence championship; the
yes are headed for their
record in years. But to-
1:30 p.m. encounter in Mich-
tadium should be every bit
iting as the last three
Ohio State will be out to
an otherwise sour year
the Wolverines will be out
n undefeated season-and
chigan is an overwhelming
Ite today and with good rea-
The Wolverines are 10-0 and
ked third in the country.
e awesome defense leads the
n in holding their opponents
he scoreboard and on the
d, yielding an average of
Ioints and 61.8 yards per
.ensively the Wolverines rank
1A the nation with an aver-
utput of 39.9 points a game.
emendous rushing game has
than made up for an anemic
The Buckeyes, on the other
hand, have been having a rough
time of it. The "super sophs" of
1968 graduated last year and six
key injuries this year depleted
their ranks even further as OSU
has lost three games including the
last two in a row.
1971 will go down as a year
Woody Hayes would just as soon
forget with every week showing
another star on the sidelines. Big-
gest loss perhaps has been full-
back John Bledsoe who injured
his knee against California, but
others include defensive tackle
Shad Williams, center Tom De-
Leone, offensive guard Larry Graf,
tight end Mary Teague and middle
guard Kevin Fletcher.
But Fat Boy's troops do show
some bright spots. Quarterback
Don Lamka has managed to hit
on 52 of 103 passes and fullback
Rick Galbos has ground up 506
yards for the Bucks.
If Hayes expects to beat Mich-
igan he will probably go to the
pass. Though disdained by the
man who invented "three yards
and a cloud of dust," it seems
highly unlikely the Buckeyes will
be able to pick up much against
the sterling Wolverine front line.
Going to the airways, Purdue last
week completed ten of 14 against
Michigan and almost pulled it out,
losing by a scant 20-17 score.
But what Woody does is any-
body's guess. Hayes has been hold-
ing closed practices this week and
is, as usual, playing evefythtng
close to his chest.
For the first time in three years
Wolverine mentor Bo Schembech-
ler has allowed open practice the
week of the Ohio State game, or
at least he did the first three
days. Thursday Schembechler or-
dered practice closed as Michigan
made final adjustments in their
game plan. The normally talka-
tive coach has been saying little
about the game this week, limiting
his comments to "we'll be ready."
(85) Jimmie Harris (176)
(60) Milan Vecanski (222)
(63) Jim Kregel (221)
(56) Tom Nixon (223)
(58) Chuck Bonica (254)
(73) Rick Simon (224)
(32) Rick Middleton (215)
(19) Don Lamka (197)
(91) Dick Wakefield (202)
(47) Elmer Lippert (180)
(33) Rick Galbos (196)
(81) Tom Marendt (209)
(70) George Hasenohrl (256)
(62) Vic Koegel (205)
(67) Dan Cutillo (227)
(87) Ken Luttner (206)
(53) Randy Gradishar (224)
(88) Stan White (226)
(28) Harry Howard (190)
(24) Tom Campana (182)
(16) Jeff Davis 182
(41) Rick Seifert (190)
Although not the titanic clash
of the past three years, Michigan
Stadium nevertheless will be jam-
med to capacity today. A record
crowd in excess of 104,000 is a
A number of those in attendance
remember the game three years
ago in Columbus when OSU bop-
ped the Wolverines 50-14. But
what they especially remember is
Woody Hayes putting in his first
string unit and attempting the two
point conversion after the Buck-
eyeshad already iced the cake.
Many more remember the battle
two years ago when "the greatest Y
team of the century," came into y
Michigan Stadium and got their
noses rubbed in the dirt 24-12.
But everyone remembers last
year's agony, when the two unde-
feated powers met on the grass in
Columbus. For the players it was
the depth of despair and for the
Michigan fans it was sheer terror
as the city of Columbus and its
overenthusiastic followers went
But a year of waiting ends to-
By AL SHACKELFORDI
In the past Michigan and Ohio
State have tilted for the Big Ten
football championship 14 times
But this year, as the saying goes,
the bloom is off the Roses.
No championship or Rose Bowl
bid will be on the line today
when the two perennial powers
duel, but the Wolverines will be
seeking some sweet revenge for
last season's 20-9 larruping at
Michigan holds a big edge in
the long series between the two
teams, having copped 38 vic-
tories to 25 for the Bucks. The
title tussles have been evenly-
matched: seven wins for each
with one tie, a 7-7 affair back in
The most recent series of
classic Michigan - Ohio State
jousts dates back to 1968 when
the Buckeye super-sophs blister-
ed the Wolverines 50-14 at Co-
lumbus. Brilliant signal - caller
Rex Kern sent his big backs rip-
ping through the Michigan line
for 421 yards and needled five
pass completions in eight at-
The Wolverine defensive crunch
temps. No china doll, Kern lug-
ged the pigskin himself for 96
The Buckeye defense, keyed by
mobile Jack Tatum, smothered
the Wolverine attack and held
the superb Ron Johnson to 97
yards in 21 carries. Two Dennis
Brown-directed Michigan drives
culminated in Johnson touch-
downs on short plunges.
1969 was the year of revenge
for Michigan, as the Blue drub-
bed the Fat Boy's Bucks 24-12
before 103,588 hysterical scream-
ers at Michigan Stadium. Thou-
sands of red-and-white togged
Ohio State fans were rendered
speechless as their heroes were
sliced like french fries on the
Little Barry Pierson, a 178-
pound dynamo, lifted three of
Kern's areials and set up the
final Michigan score with a daz-
zling 60-yard punt return. Back-
field mates Tom Curtis and Tom
Darden heaped more humilia-
tion on the Bucks with two and
one interceptions respectively.
Kern and relief man Ron Macie-
jowski could manage but nine
completions in 27 attempts.
Don Moorhead, Kern's Mich-
igan counterpart, hit on 10 of
20 tosses and fed Billy Taylor
for 84 yards. All-America end
Jim Mandich pulled down six
passes for 78 yards in his swan-
song before Michigan fans.
Last season the two rivals met
again for the Big Ten champion-
ship and the Buckeyes camiie out
on top in a torpid 20-9 affair.
Michigan rushers were limited to
37 yards while Leo Hayden and
Company danced through the
Wolverine line for big gains.
Hayden made his third title en-
counter with the Wolverines his
most glorious, skipping for 117
yards in 28 carries.
A 13-yard pass from Moor-
head to end Paul Staroba inched
the Wolverines to 10-9 early in
the third stanza, but the Buck-
eyes- clamped down on the Mich-
igan attack. A touchdown and
a 28-yard field goal by Fred
Schram provided the Bucks with
their final margin.
Perhaps the most famous Mich-
igan-Ohio State encounter took
place in the Snow Bowl of 1950.
A foot of Santa-fleece covered
the field at game time and most
of the action was played to a
raging blizzard. The two teams
punted an amazing 45 times in
the contest, but the Wolverines
converted Buckeye errors into a
Michigan fans shuddered at the
name Hopalong Cassidy in the
Buckeye title years of 1954 and
55. The fleet halfback led Ohio
State to a 21-7 win the first year
and closed out his fine career
the next, rushing for 146 yards in
a 17-0 Buckeye whitewash.
Lyndon Johnson's election to
the nation's highest office in
1964 was shunted to second-place
in November's headilnes as Mich-
igan drubbed Ohio State 10-0 in
the annual clash. Big Bill Yearby
and little Rick Volk anchored a
stout Wolverine defense that
completely pulverized the Bucks.
Historically-minded fans might
argue all night long about which
Michigan-Ohio State clash was
the most spine-tingling, but
many would opt for thewhite-
kunckling battle of 1949.
With the conference title at
stake, the teams sparred on
even terms all the way. The
Buckeyes scored in the last quar-
ter to cut Michigan's margin to
7-6, and then attempted the extra
point. The try was wide but
Michigan was offside; the next
attempt sailed through the up-
rights to spell a final 7-7 stand-
, Allmemories of past battles
will be wiped from everyone's
mind, though, when the Wolver-
ines renew their 74-year rivalry
with the Bucks this afternoon at
Rather (180) SE
Coode (235) LT
ggle McKenzie (232) LG
Murdock (210) C
Coyle (233) RG
Is Tucker (239) RT
aul Seymour (231) TE
om Slade (198) QB
Glenn Doughty (204) WB
Billy Taylor (195) TB
Ed Shuttlesworth (237) FB
By FRANK GUSICH and
as told to
ED. NOTE: Murdock's thoughts
are in bold face.
It's a big game. I'm from Ohio
and it means a lot to me, I almost
ended up going to Ohio State. This
is it, this is the last time, we'll be
coming out of the tunnel.
If we win we will be the win-
ningest team in Michigan history,
plus we want revenge for the game
we lost last year. In addition the
coaches told us that if we win, the
four year record of Michigan and
OSU will show each with six loss-
es. Tha'd be nice considering how
we've been overshadowed by the
Buckeyes these last few years.
The most incentive has to be
last year's game-it meant the
national championship. I remem-
ber three years ago, it's still in
the back of my mind, when OSU
put their first string back in for
that final two point conversion.
They're the one team I want to
beat every year.
To win it will take some real
hitting. They probably won't use
a lot of stuff, just try and hit hard.
We'll win if we want it bad enough
-we've just got to go out and hit.
Everybody has got to play their
best game of the year-This is it.
I've never been on an undefeated
team before, we've gone through
too much to stop now.
Everybody was saying how the
1969 Buckeyes were the greatest
team ever but once we beat them
they became just another team.
The same thing would happen to
us if we lost.
Those losses are hard to forget.
In high school my senior year we.
lost one game and that's the only
game I can remember from that
year. You only remember your
losses, not your wins.
I've been thinking about this
game for one year, it's been in the
back of my mind all along. It's
just a super big rivalry. Woody
Hayes won't even call us by our
name, he refers to us as "That
team up North." I remember after
last year's game listening to their
victory bell ringing and ringing
A win today would be the most
satisfying thing in my career. I
can't imagine what would be more
satisfying than walking out of here
victors. Other than that, beating
OSU andrgoing to the Rose Bowl
two years ago was the biggest
The biggest disappointments had
to be Ohio State last year and los-
ing to USC in the Rose Bowl.
We're really lucky. It's the
here aren't the type who go to pep
rallies, but it's great to hear them1
sing "The Victors." Once in the
stadium they're tremendous fans.
Coming out of high school with
its rah-rah atmosphere it was hard
to accept the Michigan fans when
we were sophomores.
The people here are very ace-
demic-minded and diversified. We
had to learn to live with it. But
the fans have been good. I'd like
to say thank you to them.
The captains' job is a lot dif-
ferent this year. We all know what
we have to do.
It's easy to be a leader on a
good team and all our seniors are
leaders. We feel there is no way
we can let the team down but we
don't necessarily talk more than
before. You lead by example. To
me rah-rah doesn't work.
Once in a while, maybe once or
twice a year you get emotionally
high for a game.
Bo is a really good coach who
deserves a lot of respect. He's
dedicated to his work. You feel
what you do is microscopic com-
pared to what he does. He's a
sound fundamental coach, and he
knows how to handle people.
You have to respect him to do
what we do for him. He puts in ten
times the little time we put in. He
gets you in the right state of mind
for eachagame. He's emotionalby
nature and it rubs off. He puts
really fired up for the first two
and we'll be fired up this week. In
the other games you're out to prove
something. There is never a game
when there isn't something to
watch out for. Each team has
people with potential.
When I was a little kid I used to
think about how big Ohio State and
Alabama were; then to think that
is how people look at you. It's like
a dream, to think that we're like
them. But that doesn't mean we're
as good as they were-at least not
until after this weekend.
I know we can't move up further
in the polls. Sure I'd like to be
To me the most important thing
is winning the next two games. If
we won I'd be "pleased as punch."
That would make me happy and
I wouldn't care what we were
ranked. The polls aren't important
anyway until the end of the year.
Those teams like Texas that were
ranked on top at the beginning of
the year, it doesn't mean nothing
I came here because I wanted
to come to a big time school where:
I might get a chance to play and
even start. I knew when' Icame
the team (then) would be only
average. It just all seemed to work
I.- - -- - -- -
ROAST BEEF and
Butch Carpenter (215)
Fred Grambau (234)
Greg Ellis (223)
Tom Beckman (246)
Mike Keller (215)
Mike Taylor (224)
To*l Kee (210)
Frank Gusich (188)
Bruce Elliott (175)
Randy Logan (192)
Tom Darden (195)
I hie fPalinm ir. nto nrdc reanl nnllI1
chance of a lifetime to play in the I miss the pep talks he gives just
Rose Bowl and we're goingstwice before the team takes the field.
oin three years. The seniors are We have to be out at the coin toss
going to want revenge for two but when they come out you can
}years ago. Getting there was one tell if he's given a good pep talk,
of the goals we set for ourselves they're really fired up.
at the beginning of the year but We've pointed to three games
I didn't think we'd clinch it by this year, Northwestern, Michigan
Purdue. It's one of thefew times State and Ohio State. We were
it won't be decided the last day. _________
The fans here are different than
at Ohio State or places like that.
We're used to it by now. The fans
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Icers icicled, 8-1, by Badgers
By JOE PHILLIPS top of the left face-off circle past
Special To The Daly a helpless Michigan goaltender
DI*N-Before 6,916 scream- Karl Bagnell to increase the Badg-
san fans the Michigan Wol- ers' margin to 2-0.
es were blown off the ice last Exactly one minute later de-!
by the Wisconsin Badgers, fenseman Bob Mundeen slapped in
The Badgers outskated, out- another, one from the point on a!
red, and outshot the dazed similar power play.
erines who were never really It wasn't until 17:30 that the
e game. Wolverines f i n a l l y got on the'
thE opening period Badger board. Slick Bernie Gagnon poked
inger Jim Dool opened the in a rebound in a goal mouth
ng on a power play when he scramble, while the Badgers were
d in a slap shot by defense- shorthanded. The W olv e rin es
Dean Talafous while Wolver- skated to the dressing room be-
tick Mallette was off for cross hind 3-1 after being badly out shot
king- and out skated.
ie Wolverines were clearly be- In the second period, Michigan,
outcated when at 15:44 Al played a much better style of
blasted a slap shot from the hockey, but at 6:30 on still an-
, .;r , :" :s .. other power play Wisconsin center
Gary Winchester tipped in another
Bill boa rd slap shot from the point.
During the middle portion of
tribution of student season the period the Wolverines carried
tb tickets will be held at the play but failed to capitalize on
ich gan Ticket Department, acouple of power play opportun-
r of State and Hoover, from ities.
By the end of the period, how-
:30 on Monday and Tues- ever, the Badgers were again buzz-
efollowing times have been ing all around the Michigan net
ihe fori priority groups and only some outstanding goal-
ished for prioriy sos: tending by Bagnell kept the score
OUP 4- (LD. shows in- down to 4-1 after two periods.
u P, A, J K, K, es and 4 or In the third period Wisconsin
oner 8 or less to the right blew the game wide open with a
our name.) Nov. 22-8:00 four goal deluge. It took the Bad-
12:30 p.m. gers only one minute and seven
OUP 3- (I.D. shows im- seconds to score their fourth now-
ter completed the hat trick.
Bagnell kicked out 39 shots for
the Wolverines while Badger goal-
tender Jim Makey only needed to
make 26 saves.
Tonight the Wolverines will try
to regroup and salvage a split from
the two game series.
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