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t Saturday, October, 1 10, 197C


Page Seven

~, Saturday, October 10, 1970 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven

on this and that
The Spoilermakers ...
defending the lair
eric siegel
HEY'VE STOPPED talking about Purdue's 26-14 upset of
Stanford last week. Now, the only talk you hear down here
is the talk of the Boilermakers' chances to pull out another up-
set of a nationally-ranked team for the second week in a row.
Max Stultz, the sports columnist for the Indianapolis
Star, began his column yesterday with a request. "If there's
a seat open on the Purdue bandwagon," "he wrote, "I'd like
to take a flying leap and land right in the middle of it."
By his own admission, Stultz's request represents a complete
turn-around from his prediction last week, when he and just
about everybody else in the state, including the governor, gave
up on Coach Bob DeMoss' charges. Even so, it is hardly sur-
prising; after Purdue's win over the Indians, Indiana found out
it had a football team south of South Bend.
t They found they. had a quarterback in sophomore Chuck
Piebes and they found they had a running game, too, centered
around burly soph Otis Armstrong, who was tabbed as the out-
standing freshman back last season and is now leading the
Big Ten in rushing. They found out nothing about the defense
that they didn't know, they merely had the best of their sus-
picions confirmed.
As Michigan coach Bo Schembechler said, "There was
never any question about their defense."
Schembechler also said this is a key game for the Wolver-
ines, and with good reason. Purtdue is probably the best team
Michigan has faced all year. But aside from that, this is the
start of the Big Ten season, when all the games really start
counting, not just for the national rankings, but for the con-
ference championship.
This game is also something of a test for the Wolverines,
whd still must show themselves and everyone else that their
offense is indeed capable of scoring more than 51 points and
six touchdowns in three games. And they will have to do their
proving against the best defensive unit they've faced this year.
Even though the Wolverines' offense hasn't been over-
powering, there is no chance that the Boilermakers defense will
let up at all. Defensive line coach Tony Mason, who used to be
with Michigan and has a good idea of what kind of talent the
Wolverines have, says, "We'll have to stop some of the finest
runners in the Big Ten. And while they'll throw short, we'll
have to concentrate on taking away the long pass, too."
There is, in fact, no chance that the Boilermakers will let
up in any aspect of their play. Purdue wants another upset, but
A after what they showed last week on the west coast, they're
beginning to think in terms of a share of the Big Ten title and
a trip west to the Rose Bowl, too. With games against Michigan
and Ohio State, the only two Big Ten teams to be undefeated
in non-conference play, the chances are good that the Boiler-
makers are going to have to beat at least one of them . . . and
the Wolverines come first.
Purdue's hopes are not all that fantastic, either. Good
football has been a tradition in the last decade with not one
losing season and five consecutive years with only two losses.
DeMoss, who took over this year from Jack Mollenkopf
after serving as an assistant coach for two decades, would
like nothing better than to see the winning tradition ex-
The Boilermakers are also notoriously tough at home.
They've won 13 straight games at Ross Ade Stadium beginning
with a 41-12 win over Minnesota on November 11, 1967. They
haven't lost to a Big Ten team in West Lafayette since Mich-
igan State rallied for a 14-10 win in October, 1965. The last
time the Wolverines came down here was in 1962, and they
limped home with a 37-0 pasting on the books.
The Hoosier state as a whole has a reputation for inhos-
pitability. In 1968, Eugene McCarthy carried his presidential
primary campaign here, and wound up writing a poem about
this aspect of the Hoosier's reputation, and how true and well-
deserved it was.
It's a reputation the Boilermakers would like to extend, and
the Wolverines would like to blunt, beginning today at 1:30.

Cynics this week have called
Michigan "The worst team that
ever ranked number seven na-
tionally." Today C o a c h Bo
Schembechler will have the
chance to let them eat their
words when the Wolverines face
the Boilermakers of Purdue in
West Lafayette.
In three n o n conference
games this year the Wolverines
have had to struggle to victory
in each one. Their defense has
sparkled but the offense h a s
variously been described as
"anemic" and "i m p o t e n t."
Nonetheless, they h a v e scored
enough to squeak by the sup-
posedly weak opposition.
Today, however, the Wolver-
ines will face a fired up Pur-
due (2-1) team that last week
upset Stanford 26-14, and in
the process picked off five pass-
es from the supposedly invinc-
ible Jim Plunkett.
Purdue traditionally has been
famous for its quarterbacks, and
rookie coach Bob -DeMoss has
apparently come up w i t h an
adequate replacement for
Phipps. Last w e e k sophomore
Chuck Piebes hit on 15 of 20
passes, while running in one
touchdown and setting up two
SO FAR however, it has been
the running game which h a s
sustained t h e Boilermaker of-
fense. Led by sophomore Otis
Armstrong, who currently leads
the Big Ten in rushing Purdue
has averaged 190 ya r ds per
game on the ground.
Nevertheless, for three weeks
the Wolverines have faced po-

The Lineups



Paul Staroba (209)
Jack Harpring (224)
Reggie McKenzie (220)
Guy Murdock (215)
Werner Hall (219)
Dan Dierdorf (250)
Paul Seymour (235)
Don Moorhead (200)
Bill Taylor (200)
Fritz Seyferth (202)
Glenn Doughty (195)
Phil Seymour (215)
Tom Beckman (245)
Henry Hill (220)
Pete Newell (225)
Mike Keller (210)
Mike Taylor (217)
Marty Huff (230)
Frank Gusich (190)
Bruce Elliot (176)
Tom Darden (190)
Jim Betts (185)




Darryl Stingley (190)
Paul DeNuccio (230)
Tim Huxhold (220)
Ken Watkins (215)
Tom Luken (230)
Don Green (255)
Ashley Bell (210)
Chuck Piebes (198)
Otis Armstrong (190)
Ron North (205)
Stan Brown (180)
John Handy (220)
Ron Maree (275)
Doug Molls (210)
Alex Davis (270)
Gary Hrivnak (230)
Jim Teal (210)
Veno Paraskevas (220)
Arnold Carter (180)
Charlie Potts (213)
Randy Cooper 195)
S. deGr'dmaison (190)

-Daily-Randy 1dmonds
Preston Henry (44) evades an Aggie tackler
Stanford, S de coas

tentially explosive o f f e n s i v e
teams and so far they have giv-
en up a mere 22 points. With
the return of defensive b a c k
Bruce Elliott to th e starting
lineup today they should be ev-
en tougher.
Thus in today's conference
opener, it will be up to the Wol-
verines offense, to prove that
they a r e as capable as their
ranking implies.
MICHIGAN'S rotating back-
field this week will be working
out of a strong "I" with Lance
Scheffler and Fritz Seyferth al-
ternating at fullback, Billy Tay-
lor and Preston Henry lining up
at the halfback slot, and Glenn
Doughty and Bill Berutti trad-
ing off at the wingback posi-
The Wolverines' passing game
has been pretty pathetic this
year. Quarterback D o n Moor-
head currently sports a 33 per

The Michigan-Purdue game
at West Lafayette begins at
12:30 and will be carried over
radiio stations WWJ, 950 AM;
WPAG, 1050 AM; WAAM, 1600
AM; WUOM, 91.7 FM and
WCBN, 650 AM.
cent completion average. Against
Texas A&M last week, Moor-
head connected on only three of
16 passes.
Schembechler, however, plac-
es much of the blame on his re-
ceivingcorps. "We'd be insbet-
ter shape if we caught some
passes," Bo said earlier in the
'week. "We had bad receiving
(against Texas A&M), and it
was the same the previous week
and it's not any one guy."
Despite the Wolverines' poor
offensive showing so far, Pur-
due's defense may provide them
with their toughest test yet. Af-
ter the Boilermakers gave up
48 points to Notre Dame they
buckled down a n d completely
throttled Stanford. T h e ir de-
fensive standout was ripperback
Randy Cooper who picked off
three of Plunkett's passes and
recovered two Indian fumbles.
For Michigan to continue
their winning ways, Schembech-
ler must hopes for a reversal of
their scoring pattern. From 20
points in their first game to 17
in their second and 14 in their
third, the Wolverines have
gone steadily downhill. Up till
now the defeise h a s carried
them to a 3-0 record. With or
without Phipps however, Pur-
due is capable of running up
points today and unless "M"s
receivers start catching and the
backs can find their holes, to-
day's game may be a replay of
Michigan's last three - with a
strong possibility of an unhap-
py ending.

By the time NCAA gridiron
action is completed tomorrow,
there very well could be a new
look to the ratings of the top
ten teams in the nation. Besides
the clash between sixth-ranked
Nebraska against Missouri, there
will be important battles going
on in Stanford, w h e r e the
fourth-ranked Trojans of South-
ern California meet the Indians
of Stanford and in Dallas, where
the Oklahoma Sooners take on
the number two team in the
nation. Texas.
The ; thought of a Stanford-
Southern Cal contest must bring
back memories of last year's
heartstopper, where the Trojans
managed a field goal with no ~
time remaining to destroy the
jubilant Indians, 26-24.
LAST WEEK against the Pur-
due Boilermakers, Plunkett had
an unusually bad day as five of
his passes were intercepted in
addition to the fact that he was
caught five times behind the
line for a net loss of 41 yards.
The Trojans should not expect
a repetition of this performance
USC, on the other hand, has
been very impressive on the of-
fense, lead by quarterback Jim-
my Jones and running back,
Clarence Davis. In their opener,
USC walloped Alabama as the
backfield gained nearly 500
yards on the ground alone.
The Trojans came off this
minor, shock of their tie with
Nebraska quite well, however,
as they ground out 600 yards
against Iowa and massacred the
Hawkeyes 48-0. Again, Jones ;

and Davis went wild, where the
former rambled for two touch-
downs and passed for one, while
Davis ran for 151 yards and a
The Sooners of Oklahoma are
getting somewhat of a break
by playing Texas in neutral
Dallas. However, even that is
small consolation because it is
the Longhorns who are current-
ly rated second in the nation.
Last Saturday, it took a pass
for Phillips to Cotton Speyrer
for 45 yards with just twelve
seconds remaining, to squeak
out a win over the Bruins of
UCLA, 20-17.
The Sooners, who have been
a tough rival for the Longhorns

so many years, will be no push-
over. In their opener, the Soon-
ers led by linebacker Steve Cas-
teel, who intercepted two Chuck
Hixson p a s s e s, overpowered
Southern Methodist, 28-13. It
was the defense that was the
major concern kof Coach Chuck
Fairbank, but he was pleased by
their performance against SMU.
The following weekend, Okla-
homa managed to get by a stub-
born Wisconsin team 23-17, and
they were .2-0 going into their
game against Oregon State. But
as things sometimes go in the
NCAA; it was Oregon State who
came out on top in that con-
test to give the Sooners their
first defeat.


Rowdy ruggers ready to
recreate riot in Chicago

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Even as you read! this, the
Michigan Rugby Club is in Chi-
cago plotting the demise of the
Chicago Lions and probably the
Chicago Fire Department. The
ruggers, after dropping a dou-
bleheader two weeks ago in To-
ronto, attempted to hijack a
firetruck, but alas they met with
no more success than they did
in their rugby matches.
The game with the Lions will
be played in historic Grant
Park, the site of a minor war
during the 1968 Democratic
Convention. With luck the park
should be in no worse condition
after the ruggers leave than it
was after the convention.
According to team captain
Hank Lukaskitthe Lions tradi-
tionally give Michigan one of
the toughest games on their
schedule. "It, seems like the

home team always wins in a
close match," asserted Lukaski.
The Lions are an independent
club made up of mostly 'ousi-
nessman who were all on college
teams while they were in school.
Lukaski rates the Lions on a par
with the Toronto team and arch
rival Ohio State as the best
squads that they face.
In last year's meeting the Blue
defeated the Lions 8-3 in a
characteristically close match.
The year before in Chicago, the
Lions prevailed in a 3-0 affair.
The ruggers are out to creak
the visiting team jinx today,
but above all they are aiming
for a good time.




Big 10
This Saturday marks the be-
ginning of another Big Ten con-
ference season and for most of
the squads it comes not a mo-
ment too soon. The once mighty
Big Ten again sports a losing
record (12-16-1) against out-
side opposition, Although Mich-
igan and Ohio State are un-
beaten so far, Iowa, Indiana,
and Northwestern enter the
conference schedule still seek-
ing their first win,
In a conference clash of local
importance, the Green Meanies
of MSU entertain No. 1 ranked
Ohio State. Last week's 29-0 set-
back to Notre Dame w as the
first Irish triumph in Spartan
Stadium since 1949. However,
traditional o p t i m i s t Duffy
Daugherty still believes that his
team can come back: "If we can
continue to improve and stay
healthy the next two weeks we
could be a factor in the confer-
Sizing up his next opponent,
Duffy says, "Ohio State is a lot
different type team than Notre
Dame. The Buckeyes have good
*size but aren't nearly as physi-
cally overpowering as the Irish.
But Ohio State has great quick-
ness and agility on both offense
and defense."
MSU's problems are further
complicated by a quarterback
dilemma. Last Sautrday, red-
,headed southpaw Mike Rasmus-
son had trouble passing against
the Irish defense. He was re-
placed in the game by George

rivalries resume

quarter running of Rex Kern to
bury' the Blue Devils. Buckeye
mentor Woody Hayes retains 14
regulars f r o m last season's
team and two consensus All-
Americans, Jack Tatum and Jim
AT IOWA CITY, the winless
Hawkeyes play host to the sur-
prising Wisconsin Badgers. Iowa
coach Ray Nagel must quickly
get his team untracked if they
are to improve their record. Last
week the Hawks were victimized
by a tough Arizona outfit, 17-
10. In that contest, Nagel tried
soph quarterback Kyle Skog-
man after senior Roy Bash had
difficulty moving the club.
His task this week is con-
founded by the fact that the
Badgers just tucked away their
first victory of the season and
of coach John Jardine's career
by stunning ' Penn State 1 a s t
Saturday on the strength of 3
TD passes by junior hurler Neil
Graff .As you may recall, Wis-
consin ended a 23 game winless
streak last year with an upset
win over Iowa.
1 record while seeking their
first winning campaign since
1965, travel to Evanston for an
intrastate tangle w i t h North-
western at Dyche Stadium. One
of the men leading the Illini
back to respectability after their

previous 0-10 season is s o p h
hurler Mike Wells. Last y e a r
the highly publicized Wells led
the Illini frosh to 34-0 and 31-
0 victories over the plebes from
Purdue and Indiana.
Meanwhile, the winless Wild-
cat's hopes f or a fresh start
this Saturday have been dim-
med by injuries. The question-
able players, both key men in
Northwestern's attack, are quar-
terback Maurie Daigneau a n d
flanker Barry Pearson. T h e y
missed the second half of last
Saturday's 21-20 loss to SMU,
Daigneau with a sprained right
shoulder, Pearson with an ankle
sprain. The Wildcat's leading
rusher is fullback Mike Adamle
who has scampered for 202
yards to date.





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ROUNDING OUT the sched-
ule is the Indiana at Minnesota
game. The Hoosiers have been
unable to replace graduated of-
fensive stars Harry Gonso, John
Isenbarger, and Jade Butcher.
Minnesota has been one of
the Big Ten's most disappoint-
ing teams. Equipped with the
league's largest assembly of let-
terwinners, the Gophers w e r e
considered a dark horse con-
tender for the Big Ten crown.
Yet after an impressive win ov-
er Ohio University, the Gophers
collapsed in their contest with


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