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Sunday,- September 27, 1970

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

Sunday, September 27, 1970 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven

Defense

holds

off

Husky

assault,

17-3

By PHIL HERTZ
Special To The Daily
SEATTLE - Another super-
lative effort by the Michigan
defensive unit and the second
half running of reserve half-
back Preston Henry yesterday
enabled the Michigan Wolver-
ines to overcome a seemingly
impotent offense and a 3-0
Washington Huskie halftime
lead to road from behind for
a 17-3 triumph.
There were no real individ-
ual 'heroes for the Wolverine
defense that kept the Wol-
verines in contention during
an unbelievably incompetent
_opening half and then pro-
ceeded to complete throttle
Washington's super sopho-
more quarterback, Sonny Six-
killer, during a Michigan dom-=
inated closing thirty minutes.

Throughout the first thirty
minutes the Washington Huskies
were knocking on the Michigan;
end zone, but the defense w i t h
Marty Huff, Tom Darden a n d
Henry Hill turning in key plays,
was able to limit the Huskies to
three. points, enabling the Wolver-
ines to gain control of the game
in the second half when the
Michigan offense finally began to1
find itself.{

SUNDAY, SPOUTS
NIGHT EDITORS: JIM KEVRA AND ELLIOT LEGOW

Perhaps the key difference be-
tween the Michigan offense of
the first and second halves w as
Schembechler's decision to insert'
Henry in the Michigan backfield
in place of Glenn Doughty, who
for the second straight Saturday
turned in a rather unimpressive
performance, gaining only 13I
yards in seven carries during the
first half. Henry responded to
his chance by gaining 113 yards
in 13 carries during the second
half, and scoring both of Michi-
gan's touchdowns on runs of eight
and thirty yards. There was a
touch of irony in the move, since

i

Lance Scheffler started the se- Schem
cond half, but was removed in think
favor of Henry after an injury. that ,
Another difference between crossi
the offensive performance in the The
two halves was Michigan quarter- Husky
back Don Moorhead. He was able ing im
to connect on only three of his Washi
thirteen first half passes against sive h
the tough Washington secondary, penalt
but when the second half began it sion,a
was evident that the Wolverine scorea
signal caller had found the range, cond
enabling the Wolverines to domi- yards,
nate the second half action. second
The first time Michigan touch- Mich
ed the ball in' the second half it first h
appeared they would erase the 3-0 sc
Washington advantage quite worse,
quickly; however, a Wolverine ines w
drive that moved to the Husky 19 threef
yard line died when Paul Staroba comin
fumbled after pulling in one of other<
Moorhead's passes. just b
The defense then took over and half.
stopped 'Washington cold in their Was
tracks, setting up the offense at 35-yar
midfield. On the first offensive bowsk:
play after the Washington pune, play d
Henry took a pitchout right for set up
22 yards, which set the Wolverines Sixkill
up for Dana Coin's 39-yard field Krieg,
goal which tied the score. the Hu
With the defense still holding the ha
the Washington offense to a stand Huskie
still in the second half and giving points
the Wolverines exceptionally good The
-field position time after time, it fense
was just a matter of time before
the Wolverine offense would find
the end zone. The play the sprang
Michigan came just before the end First D,
of the third quarter. Ru
The Wolverines had taken over Pas
Pn
on the Washington 49. On the Numbe
next play Bill Taqlor broke over Yards
right tackle for 24 yards. Three YardsI
plays later Moorhead hit Star- Net Ya
oba for a fourteen yard gain, and Porwar
the touchdown. t Att
The Husky defense seemed to Com
regain a bit of its talent in the Inte
closing period, but by that time is Total N
was becoming more and more ap- Averag
parent that the Wolverine end Fumble
zone would remain virgin terri- Pen Iti
tory. Although Michigan Coach Bo Yards P

nbechler later said, "I don't
there are any other teams
will keep Washington from
ng the goal line this season."
final crusher from the
viewpoint came in the wan-
ninutes of the game when
ngton was called for defen-
olding on fourth down. The
y cost Washington posses-
although 70 yards from a
and- also set up Henry's se-
touchdown run of thirty
which came with only 29
ds left in the contest.
:igan had escaped from the
half at the short end of a
ore, but it could have been
much worse, The Wolver-
were only able to manage
first downs in the half, two
g in the closing minutes, the
on a pass interference call
efore the end of the f i r s t
hington's score came on a
d field goal by Steve Wiez-
i, climaxing a 38-yard, six-
rive. The three pointer was
by two completions f r o in
er, one to flankerback Jim
which completely throttled
:uskies running game during
Lif, stiffened and forced the
es to settle for only three

v
.I

play was the only thing which
kept the Huskies from pulling
away. Repeatedly the inability of
the Wolverine offense to move
the ball combined with several
poor punts by Staroba managed to
give Washington excellent f i e I d
position whereupon Sixkiller would
find an opening in the Michigan
secondary, setting up the Huskies
for what would appear an immi-
Inent score. Each time, however,
the Wolverines would come up
with the turnover to stop the
I drive.
The first time Washington got
the ball after their score, Sixkiller
engineered a drive from the
Washington 48 to the Michigan
24 before Darden's interception
stopped the drive. Later in the
half two more drives were stopped
by Huff interceptions inside the
Michigan 20.
Another Washington scoring
threat was lost when Jim Krieg
caught one of Sixkiller's 13 com-
pletions and roared down the side-
line to the Michigan one: however
he had stepped out of bounds near
midfield.
Michigan had only two scoring
threats during the opening half.
The first opportunity came at the
beginning of the second quarter
k when Tom Beckman fell on Wash-
ington running back Bo Cornell's
fumble at the Washington 22, but
Michigan was only able to ad-
vance the ball one yard, and Dana
Coin's 38-yard field goal attempt
was short and wide to the left.
Late in the half, Moorhead en-
gineered a drive which brought;
the Wolverines close to a score.

-Associated rress

Jim Betts and Tom Darden defend
PURDUE PUMMELED

On the first play after one of
Huff's interceptions had stopped
one of Washington's many drives,

. Moorhead sprinted right and
ability of the Michigan de- found plenty of running room for
to come up with the big a twenty-three yard gain.
"When Sonny is Blue . .

Wasl
Downs w1s
shing 1
ing 10
nalty 1
r Attempts Rushing 39
Rushing 74
Lost Rushing 54
ards - Rushing 2(
sng 181
d Passes
empted 33
mpleted 19
ercepted by 1
Plays 72
Net Yards 201
R Gain per Play 2.8
s-No. Lost 2-1
[enalized 501
ptions 1
Returned 0
10
e Distance 38.1
eturns - Nbr. Yds 6-46
Returns - Nbr.
rds 4-71

h. Mich.
15
10
3 ~
2
49
236
21
215
67

Sixkiller
Cornell
Wheeler
Downey H.
Brady
Doughty
Taylor
Berutti
Moorhead
Scheffler
Henry

WASHINGTON
Att. Gain
15 12
12 32
7 10
4 17
1 3
Totals 39 74
MICHIGAN
7 13
17 67
t 11
5 28
2 4
13 113
Totals 49 236

Loss
45
0
9
0
0
54
0
0
2
20
0
0
21

Net'
-33
32
1'
17
3
20
13
67
10
113
215

Bucks
By The Associated Press
COLUMBUS-Ohio State tu
ed four 'fumble recoveries and
pass interception into touchdow
and the top-ranked Buckeyes ro
ed up 513 yards yesterday, mak
their season's football debut
rousing 56-13 triumph over you
Texas A&M.
F u llb a c k John Brocking
scored twice for the defend
Bgi Ten Conference co-champi
and six other players accoun
for touchdowns as the Bu
handed the Aggies their first s
back in three 1970 games.
Ohio State's veteran defens
unit forced three fumbles an
pass inteiception by the Aggies
the third quarter, The Bucke
converted the breaks into f
touchdowns in an eight-min
span to make the game a rout

irn-
Sa'
wns:
011-

bomb

Quarterback Rex
on a six-yard run
the Buckeye offense
yards.

* * *

Kern scor
and direct
with 142 to'

-Associated Press
GLENN DOUGHTY looks for daylight in the Washington defense
during yesterday's, game in Seattle. Doughty played most of the
first half but was replaced in the second half by Preston Henry
who eventually scored both of Michigan's touchdowns.

23
7
2
282
4.0
3-3
4
29

Passing
WASHINGTON

IUFF, DARDEN STAR:

YardsF
Punts
Average
Punt R
Kickoff
Yar

3 Att. Comp. Int. Yds. ,
37 Sxkiller 32 19 ;3 181
7 Downey 1 9 0 0|
37.6 Totals 33 19 3 181
1-7 MICHIGAN
2-40 Moorhead 23 7 1 67

wall
By ERIC SIEGEL
Special To The Daily
S E A T T L E - While Michigan
spent the better part of yesterday
afternoon here looking for its of-1
fense, the Wolverine defense again
showed its mettle, coming up with
the .ball time after time to keep
the team in the game against!
an inspired Washington football
team.
The defense, which allowed just
227 yards and no touchdowns in
last week's 20-9 win over Arizona,
got tough against Washington's
hearlded quarterback Sonny Six-
killer and his brawny offensive
teammates, as the Wolverines
came up with a 17-3 win.
The defensive performance was
as impressive statistically as that
4 of last week's too, as Sixkiller,!
accounted for only 181 yards on
19 of 32 completions. And they
allowed the Huskies six less points
than they did the Wildcats.
But the Wolverines got tough
when they had to. In the first half
alone, they came up with three
y interceptions deep in their own
territory' to stifle Washington
drives and keep the Huskies' half-
time margin to a manageable 3-0.
They also added a fumble recovery,
to their repertoire, as Tom Beck-
man, subbing for the- injured Fred
Grambau, gave the Wolverine of-
4 fense. the ball on the Washington
22.
IN ALL, the Wolverine defense
came up with the ball four times!
on three interceptions and a re-
covered fumble, stopped the Hus-1
kies with a stingy 11 first downsj
e and 205 yards, and tackled Wash-'
ington runners for a loss several
times.
The Wolverine defense, facing
last week's back-of-the-week and
a team that accounted for 598
yards and 42 points in the Hus-
kies' thrashing of Michigan State,
proved that a team's offensive!
output bears at least some rela-
tionship to its opponent's defense.'
Once again, the defense did not
allow a touchdown. The Wolver-

1 stifles Sixk'ller

killer, who threw 22 times in the
half and had great protection1
most of the time, went back to
throw. But the Wolverines had the,
blitz on, and Sixkiller hurried theI
ball into the arms of Michigan's'
Tom Darden at the seven yard
line.
Late in the second quarter, the

minute left in the third quarter
and the score tied, 3-3.3
Just as two defensive plays lastj
week in the second half gave the'
Wolverines scoring opportunities
that turned into points, the defen-
sive line set the team in good
field position by ramming the ball
back at Sixkiller. Five plays later,

Huskies learned that linebackers Preston Henry went eight yards
can intercept passes, too. It's a for a touchdown, giving the Wol-
lesson they probably won't forget verines the lead for the first time
for a long time, either, because in the game and giving the de-
they, learned it from the master fense all the padding it needed to;
of the art, Marty Huff. preserve another Michigan victory.
Huff, who picked off a pass last
week against the Wildcats' Brian MICHIGAN COACH Bo Schem-;
Linstrom and stole three off Pur- bechler, coming off his second,
due's Mike Phipps last year, came tough win in two weeks had high
up-with two in the space of two praise for the play of his defen-
minutes sive eleven. "You have to respect
Both the interceptions were im- the flow of the defense-they're
portant, too, as the Huskies were quick and they're tough," he said,
knocking on Michigan's as yet un-' after the game.
touched goal line. The first came "I'll bet there is no other team
with 5:40 left in the half and the# that will keep Washington from
Huskies sitting on the Michigan =going into the end zone," he
28 after taking over at the Wol- added.
verines' 43. Michigan's offense is still a
cause for. some concern, even
H U F F RETURNED the pass though the Wolverines seemed to
seven yards, but the defense had have finally found themselves in
to come right back on the field the second half. But the concern
again as Glenn Doughty fumbled shouldn't be too great. After all,
on the first play from scrimmage.1 if the offense can keep on scoring
The defense made everything look 17 or 20 points a game, it's going
easy, though, as they allowed the to take an awful lot of field goals
Huskies just one first down and to beat Michigan this year.3
five plays before Huff intercepted'
again, this time bringing the ball
six yards to the Michigan 15.
Earlier in the first half, Dar-e
den, who led the team in tackles i
for the second straight week with
10, stopped a Husky drive by com- By LEE KIRK
ing up from his halfback slot and Special To The Daily
making a jarring tackle to stop a SEATTLE - Washington foo
Husky bid for a first down in a are hoping that autumn won't c
third and one situation with the yh
ball on the Michigan 45 year. Instead, they have dreams{
In the second half, the defensive longed Indian Summer brought on
was even more stringent, shutting Cherokee quarterback, Sonny Sixk
the scoring gate on Washington i fortunately for Husky fans, theo
completely as the Wolverine of- that looked like Indian Summeri
fense found its way to the score-! yesterday was the weather, which
board with 17 points.

in Irish romp
ung SOUTH BEND - Senior qua
terback Joe Theismann thr
ton three touchdowns passes to To
ing Gatewood Saturday as sixth-ran
ons ed Notre Dame slugged mistak
ted ridden Purdue, 48-0, to end
cks 1 three-game losing string in t
et- ; series against the Boilermaker
Purdue's offense, led first]
ive: quarterback Chuck Piebes, ma
d a ing his second start of the seaso
s i and then by Gary Danielson, w
yes ineffective against the Irish d
our fensive unit.
ute Notre Dame forced both sop
t. omore quarterbacks into numero
errors with great pressure putc
them by the defensive line a
blanket coverage by the defensi
secondary.
Bobcats bobbed
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesot
devastating ground attacked t
by Barry Mayer and Craig Cur
shredded Ohio defenses for 4
yards and the Gophers overpo
ered the Bobcats 49-7 yesterday
the first football game on the n
Memorial Stadium Tartan Tu
Mayer a senior tailback, carri
12 times for 118 yards and Stepp
off a 21 yard touchdown run
Curry, junior quarterback, r
an option play 19 yards for c
touchdown and passed eight yar
to Bart Buetow for another sco
Curry also gained 85 yards rus
ing, 68 in the first half when t
Gophers shot into a 28-0 lead.
Spartans supreme
EAST LANSING - Michig
State, badly beaten in its open
by one team out from the Pacif
8, evened the score with the co
league yesterday with a seco
half burst of power for a 28
victory over Washington State.
;s Spartan junior quarterback M
e Rasmussen, a left-handled slin
s imported from Fresno, Ca
started out spectacularly with
32-yard completion to Gor
Bowdell for a touchdown int
first three minutes.
MSU showed more power
Rasmussen drove the Spart
97 yards to score in the third p
iod, with Henry Matthews div
,.- in for the last yard. .

ed Hawkeyes humbled
ed
tal IOWA CITY - Seventh-ranked
Southern California churned out
506 yards on the ground and
raced by Iowa 48-0 in an intersec-
tional football contest here yes-
ar- terday.
ew The victory gave USC 24
om straight regular-season g a m e s
1k- without a loss and put moved the
ke- Trojans' season mark to 2-0-1.
a Iowa is 0-2.
he the Trojans, who tied eighth-
s. rated Nebraska 21-21 last weep,
by bounced back with a vengeance.
Lk- They pounded out 660 yards total
on, offense - 596 in the first three
vas quarters - inbuilding their 48-0
e- winning margin.
h- Bears growl
lus
on BERKELEY - California quar-
nd terback Dave Penhall, fighting to
ve win back his starting job, passed
for two TD as the Golden Bears
trounced Indiana 56-14 for their
first victory of the season.
The Cal defensive unit which
a's was embarrassed a week earlier in
led a 56-15 loss to Texas, set up three
ry TD's by forcing three short punts
89 by Indiana.
ini
in Badgers tied
irf. MADISON '- Texas Christian
ed and Wisconsin battled to a 14-14
ed tie yesterday afternoon in an in-
tersectional college football game
. before a record opening day crowd
an of 61,539 at Camp Randall Sta-
ne dium.
rds
re. TC 'U' and Wisconsin fought
h- evenly through the first two per-
he iods. After the visiting Horned
Frogs turned an early break into
a touchdown, the Badgers tied it
up on a one - yard quarterback
sneak in the second period.
an
ier Illini swamped
ic CHAMPAIGN -- Junior defen-
ast sive back Joe Bullard, who stole
-d three of sophomore Mike Wells
passes, returned a punt through a
maze of Illinois tacklers for 77
ike yards and a last quarter, touch-
ger down that sealed a 23-9 victory
lif., for Tulane yesterday.
ia Wells booted a 33-yard field
don goal to close a 56-yard drive in
the the first period and scored on a
one-yard sneak in the second, as
as the Illini took a 9-0 margin. His
ans touchdown capped a 57-yard
et- thrust in 10 plays and featured
ing the 12, 7 and 24-yard runs of
Darrell Robinson

-Ao - r
OHIO STATE'S JOHN BROCKINGTON crashes through the Texas A&M defensive line on rout
to a sizeable gain in yesterday's 56-13 rout by the Bucks. Brockington rambled for- two touchdown
as OSU ground out 415 yards rushing,

paj
tball fans
ome t h i s
of a pro-
m by their
killer. Un-
only thing
in Seattle
h was su-

rks

'wolverine surge

turned the game around. Preston H e n r y
replaced Glenn Doughty, who still may be
hampered by earlier injuries, at tailback,
and Henry responded by running over,
around and through the Husky defense for
113 yards in only 13 carries.
Schembechler also used a few misdirected
plays to loosen up an aroused Husky de-
fense that had given up but one run of over
three yards in the first half.
The difference was apparent in the Wol-
verines initial drive of the third quarter,
as Henry started bearing the brunt of the
outside load and Bill Berutti cracked inside.
on a couple of wingback reverses to move
the ball deep into Washington territory.
This drive was stopped by a fumble, but
'old reliable, the Michigan defense, forced
the Huskies to punt, and after Henry swept
fn 99 Va cMirioanfi a a imp ,nn

how long the Michigan offense can con
tinue to live off the fat of the land, an
you can bet that Bo Schembechler wou
just as soon not know the answer. As lon
as no one crosses your goal line, you wi
probably win, but life becomes more pleas
ant when the offense can give the defen
ers a little breathing room.
The sweeps, deep hand-offs and quic
hitters that made the Wolverine groun
game go last year have been stopped co
so far this season. The passing game ha
been similarly afflicted. On too many 04
casions, Don Moorhead has missed the ope
man or else the open man has dropped th
ball.
In a word ,the Wolverine attack has bee
lethargic, and until Henry took charge, ti
end was not in sight. Schembechler after
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College Scores

THE SECOND-HALF defensiveI

ines were tough against the pass, play was less dramatic; there were!
and especially tough against the no interceptions and no recovered
run, giving up only 20 yards to fumbles. The Wolverines simply
the Huskies' backs. put on a display of raw power.
But the defense was toughest in Sixkiller, who netter 117 yards
the clutch. In the first half, with in the air in the first half, wound
the pressure put on by a combina- up with a total of only 181 yards
tion of Sixkiller's nassing skill and ; for the game.

perb.
All was not sunshine for the Wolverines,
either, as for the second Saturday in a
row, their offense sputtered and s t a 11Ie d
more often than not before uncranking
enough to put 17 points on the board in
the second half after being blanked and
spanked in the first.
After the Wolverines offensive showing

GRIDDE PICKINGS
MICHIGAN 17, Washington 3
UCLA 12, Northwestern 7
Notre Dame 48, Purdue 0
Ohio State 56, Texas A&M 13
Mich. State 28, Wash. State 14
USC 48, Iowa 0
Wisconsin 14, TCU 14
Minnesota 49, Ohio U 7
Tulane 23, Illinois 9
California 56, Indiana 14
Colorado 41, Penn State 13
Air Force 37, Missouri 14
Oregon State 23, Oklahoma 14
Yale 10, Connecticut 0
Alabama,46, Florida 15
Auburn 36, Tennessee 23
SMU 34, New Mexico State 21
Kansas 31, Syracuse 14

Harvard 28, Northeastern 7
Boston College 28, Navy 14
Delaware 53, New Hampshire 12
Midwest
Hiram College 49, Oberlin College 14
Kent State 27, Buffalo 21
Miami, Ohio 23, W~est Michigan 12
Franklin Col. 21, Hanover Col. 14
Moorhead State 36, Winona State 14
North Dakota 35, Mankato State 19
No. Dakota St. 24, South Dakota 21
Ripon College 14, Carleton Col. 7
St. Cloud St. 14, Minnesota-Morris 0
St. ,John's Minn. 29, Hamline U 8
Bowling Green 14, Dayton 14
South
Georgia Tech 31, Miami 21
Mississippi 20, Kentucky 17
North Carolina 53, Maryland 20
N_ Calna St+. 7. So.aoln a

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