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Sunday, October

'1 1, 1970


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Sunday, October 11, 1970 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven





on this and that

Moorhead keeps cool .

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offense clicks

*i eric siegel
LAST WEEK, Michigan quarterback Don Moorhead was a sol-
emn man. He had completed only three of 16 passes, hadn't
engineered the offense the way he wanted to, and although his
team won 14-10, it was not a convincing win, and he was un-
* Yesterday, Moorhead wasn't exactly exuberant. He was,
more on the order of being smugly confident - and with good
The Wolverines had just finished off a highly-rated Pur-
due team 29-0, and for the first time in four victories this sea-
son, it wasn't only the defense that had all the headlines.
"Our offense got the momentum, and kept it going," Michi-
4 gan coach Bo Schembechler said after the game. From the other 4.
dressing room, Boilermaker coach Bob DeMoss, who saw his
team beat the third-ranked Stanford Indians last Saturday,
had a simple explanation for the Wolverines' victory, "We just
got beat by a better football team," he said.
DeMoss had high praise for the Michigan defense, which
recorded its first shutout of the year and has now allowed only
a little more than five points a game, but he also said something
about the Michigan offense.
"Michigan just wore us down in the fourth quarter," he
said. The Boilermakers came into that quarter trailing only
6-0, but by the time it was over, the Wolverines had scored three
more touchdowns and a field goal.
The Wolverines had a lot of offensive heroes in that quarter;
the entire offensive line, split end Paul Staroba and tight end
Paul Seymour, running backs Preston Henry, Billy Taylor, Fritz
Seyferth and Lance Scheffler, and even back-up quarterback
Jack McBride.
But if you had to single out one player as the hero
on offense yesterday, it would have to be Moorhead. Despite
a sttong rush by Purdue's line, Moorhead stayed cool, com-
pleting nine of 17 passes, including a pair of touchdown
4 tosses, for 92 yards. And he ran, too, - ten times for 39
yards, full strength up the middle or quick scampering
around the ends and back inside.
Moorhead kept two scoring drives alive in the second
half on third and one situations by taking the ball himself.
One of the drives led to a 32-yard field goal, the other to a
touchdown. He did the same thing in the second quarter in a
, third down situation on the Purdue nine yard line and the
game was tied nothing-nothing. He needed one yard, and he
gained three.
"We finally put it together," Moorhead said. "We just kept
punching at 'em. We split them out and took it right at 'em."
Moorhead spoke softly, but it was a different kind of softness
than he spoke with last week.
iClearly, one of the more encouraging aspects of yesterday's
win was the re-emergence of the Michigan passing attack. For
the first time in four weeks, passes weren't dropped, and only a
few were over-thrown Staroba, who dropped a slew of passes
against Texas A&M last week, found the handle yesterday, and
became a reliable third-down and long yardage receiver.
"We have to be able to throw the ball," Schembechler said.
"You have to have confidence in your split receiver in third
down situations."
Moorhead's performance was all the more impressive
when one takes into account that he, along with tackle Jack
Harpring and guard Werner Hall, had been suffering from
the flu all week, and while he hadn't missed any practice,
he hadn't been able to practice at full speed. And he still felt
the remnants of the illness the morning of the game.
At the end of the game, though, whatever bad feelings he
may have had physically were dispelled by his psychological and
emotional well-being.
"This is going to give us a tremendous lift," he said. "Any
Big Ten win is always better than a non-conference victory."
Schembechler was equally happy over the win. The blocking,
the passing and the running, and, as usual, the defense, all were
subjects of his praise.
"I said before the season Purdue was a key game for us, and
I still feel that way," he said. "We have three more key games
coming up in a row agaisnt MSU, Minnesota, and Wisconsin,
and let me tell you, we have no tougher game on our schedule
than Michigan State.
Taylor, who scored the team's first touchdown and was the
* game's leading rusher, didn't deny that the Wolverines had some
tough games to play but he wasn't about to, let the thought of
future games blunt his feelings about the Wolverine's victory
"I think the game is going to give us the lift we need to go
all the way," Taylor said. "We want a second Big Ten chain-
If the Wolverines continue to show the offensive strength
they showed yesterday, and maintain their defensive status quo,
they may get exactly what they want.

Special To The Daily
gan's offense wasn't dead in the
first three games, it was only dor-
And it came out of hibernationSDP
in the second half at Ross-Ade N
Stadium here yesterday after-
noon, scoring 23 points and pow- NIGHT EDITORS: JERRY CLARKE and JIM KEVRA
ering the Wolverines to a 29-0 win
over the Purdue Boilermakers in
the Big Ten opener for both
teams. including the Wolverines' lone marked the first time Purdue had
The Wolverines, looking like first half touchdown. lost to a Big T e n opponent at
1 a s t year's Big Ten champions, home since Michigan State beat
rolled up 313 yards, 221 of them "THE MOST pleasing thing them here in 1965.
on the ground, and came up with about the game was the comeback While Michigan's offense was
18 first downs, almost half as of our offense," Michigan coach flexing its muscles, the defense
many as they had in their first Bo Schembechler said after the once again turned in an outstand-
three games. game. ing performance, holding the
Quarterback D o n Moorhead, "We have been trying to ach- Boilermakers to a meager 11 first
who completed just three of 16 ieve a balance between offense downs, four of them coming pt
passes 1 a s t Saturday in Michi- and defense all season, and we the end of the first half when the
gan's 14-10 win over Texas A&M,! did it today." Wolverines were in a prevent de-
hit on nine of 17 passes yester- Michigan's victory gave the fense.
day, including a pair of touch- team a 4-0 record, the first time
down tosses to second-string full- since 1955 that t h e Wolverines T H E WOLVERINES allowed
back Lance Scheffler and tight have won four straight ,games at Purdue a total of just 212 yards,
end Paul Seymour. the beginning of the season. with only 36 of them coming on
At the running end of the game, The victory ended Purdue's 13- the ground. The Boilermakers'
Billy Taylor, starting at tailback consecutive home game victory. sophomore "sensation" Otis Arm-
for the first time all season, rush- string, a string that had extended strong, who had been leading the
ed for 89 yards in 22 attempts. back to 1967. Yesterday also conference in rushing p r i o r to
y .
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yesterday's game, managed to
pick up a paltry 11 yards in 14
carries, with a long gain of four
The most potent Purdue runner
was Stan Brown, who accumulat-
ed 21 yards in six carries. Quar-
terback Chuck Piebes, who com-
pleted 15 of 26 passes f o r 176
yards, wound up with a negative
21 yards on the ground.
"Our defense was just superb,"
Schembechler said. "I've never
had a team on defense as quick
asp this one is this early in the
In addition to shutting off Pur-
due's running game, the defense
came up with three interceptions
Linebacker Mike Taylor stopped
a Purdue drive by picking off the
ball at the Michigan goal line with
11 seconds left in the first half,
and Marty Huff grabbed another
one p a r t way into the fourth
quarter with Michigan leading 16-
o and Purdue knocking on the
once-penetrated Wolverine goal
Middle guard Henry Hill, who
was second to Taylor in tackles
with 10, said, "we were working
on a shutout, and we finally got
one. But it was a lot easier for us
today. The offense kept the ball
a lot and when you're fresh, you
play better.
In the first half, the Wolverines
offense kept the ball long enough
to roll up 94 yards on the ground
and 47 more in the air, and work
their way to a slim 6-0 lead.
THE TOUCHDOWN came after'
a scoreless first quarter, w h e n
Taylor took a pitch from Moor-
head on fourth and one to cap a
61-yar'd scoring drive.
Seven plays earlier,' Taylor, wiho
ran for 36 of those yards, put the
ball deep in Purdue territory with
a 27-yard run over l e f t tackle
from the Boilermakers 45.
The Wolverines lost a chance to
pad their lead near the end of
the half, when they took over 40,

yards from the goal line with 59
seconds left on the clock after
Purdue punter Scott Lougheed
elected to run for a first down on
a fourth and 14 situation and was
stopped six yards short by Tom
Darden, who came up from the
safety slot to make the play.
But on the very first play from
scrimmage, Paul Staroba, who
caught five passes for 52 yards,
many of them on third down sit-
uations, was called for offensive
interference in the Purdue end
zone, and the Boilermakers had
the ball on their own 20.
PIEBES THEN moved Purdue
70 yards in five plays, including
four straight first down passes,
until Taylor shut off the drive by
picking off the pass right in front
of the Michigan goal line.
The third quarter ;was scoreless,
too, but the Wolverines kept get-
ting the ball in good field posi-
tion, and it seemed just a matter
of time until they hit the score-
board again.
It didn't take long, either, as
Killian kicked a 32 yard field goal

on the first play of the fourth
quarter to give Michigan a 940
The Wolverines missed a scor-
ing opportunity when they got the
ball on the Boilermakers' 11, cour.
tesy of a Prank Gushich recovered
fumble, but Taylor fumbled the
ball back t'wo plays later. Again,
though, it was only a matter of
time- until the Wolverines scored,
as they put together a 36-yard
TD drive the next time they had
the ball with Scheffler gaining
scoring honors at the receiving
end of an eight yard fullback pass.
Huff intercepted in Michigan
territory, but by the time he got
done running the ball was on the
Purdue 21. Three plays later,
Moorhead passed 10 yards to Sey-
mour for the score.
Schembechler, who saw his team
struggle through three victories,
summed up his feelings simply
about the Wolverines 4-0 record.
"Anytime you're four-and-oh"
he said, "You have to be happy.
You can't win more than that if
you've only played four games."

Bring on State!!

Intercepted by
Average Distance
* * *

Mich. Purdue
15 111




DaniO7 con

Pass Receiving
No. Yds.
1 10
5 32-
1 14
2 16

No. Ave. Long
5 40,2 44




Att Net
22 89
14 47
10 39
10 40
Att. Comp.
17 9

Att. Net
6 21
14 11
Att. Comp.
26 15
1 1
Pass Receiving



T.D. L.G.
4 4
Int. Yds.
3 164
0 1u



Int. Yds.I
1 92 j Lougheed

No. Ave. Long
9 39.4 55


Birds' homers rock Reds;

CINCINNATI ()-Veteran third
baseman Brooks Robinson gave
the Baltimore Orioles the run
they needed with a homer and
veteran umpire Ken Burkhart
made a home-plate call they need-
ed as the Orioles edged Cincin-
nati 4-3 yesterday in the opening
game of the World Series.
Robinson went only 1-for-19 as
the Orioles were upended by the
New York Mets in the World

call aids Orioles

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
MARTY HUFF (70), Pete Newell (82), and Tom Darden (35) combine to bring down a Purdue ball
carrier in yesterday's game at West Lafayette. The three defenders joined with their teammates
in one of the most dominant defensive displays of the season, holding the Boilermakers to 36 yards
on the grounds. The shutout, the first of the year for Michigan, came after Purdue had downed
highly rated Stanford, and was the first loss forthe Boilermakers at home since 1967.

Taylor switch

sparks offense

Special To The Daily
Taylor's back at tailback and
Michigan's offense is back in the
Maybe the relationship is only
a passing coincidence, but Taylor
would like to believe otherwise.
"It's my first week back at tail-
back since last season, and I like
it a whole lot better than full-
back," Taylor admitted. "At tail-
back, if a guy doesn't make a
perfect block, you can make cuts."
Although an air of being else-
where still lingered upon the
Wolverine offense in the first
quarter yesterday against Purdue
it wastTaylor's second quarter
score that started the Wolver-

ines' to their 29-0 march over the 2 yards, and an unsportsmanlike
Boilermakers. conduct penalty against Purdue
moved the ball to the three yard

TAYLOR, avoiding a starting
position yesterday, trotted onto'
the field halfway through t h e
second quarter in time to smother
Preston Henry's fumble of a hand-
off and keep Michigan's opening
touchdown drive alive.
Taylor figured convincingly in
the touchdown series again three
plays later, when he took a hand-
off over left tackle, picked up his
blockers, and rambled downfield
for 27 yards.
It looked like the Taylor of a
season ago.
His run put the ball on the Purdue
18 yard line. Fullback Seyferth
carried over left tackle for a three
yard gain.
Taylor, continuing to taunt the
Purdue defense with his smooth
cuts, danced down the right side
on the next play for a gain of 6
At third and one on the nine
yard line, the Wolverines lined
up in a straight T for Moor-
head's quarterback sneak. That
play netted the Wolverines three

SEYFERTH GOT first crack at
Purdue's goal line defense, but
was stopped dead. On the second
down Taylor pushed two yards
closer before Purdue's Jim Teal
haulted the advance Again Tay-
lor was halted as Michigan tried
for the third and one yard to go.
Schembechler opted for a touch-
down attempt on fourth and one.
It was Taylor who cut back left
for the score.
"I'm back in the saddle," Tay-
lor said. I can read the defense,
and I can make my cuts. I feel
For the fourth week in a row,
one of Schembechler's nonstart-
ing running backs took the back-
field honors as Taylor carried 22
times for 89 yards. In the opening
game against Arizona the off-the-
bench award went to Lance Schef-
fler, then it was tailback Preston
Henry out in Washington, and
fullback Fritz Seyferth against
Texas A&M.

NOT ALL OF Taylor's perform-
ance was as dazzling as the outfit
of Purdue's Golden Girl, however.
The Wolverines' other two fumb-
les were Taylor's responsibility.
And both came just when Mich-
igan's offense had begun to de,
serve the name.
"I made a few mistakes," Tay-
lor said, "but they were aggres-
sive mistakes." He landed on his
first miscue himself. -But it lost
the Wolverines' eight yards late
in the third quarter and crippled
their second scoring drive,
Several plays later Dana Coin
made good on a 32-yard kick to
put Michigan out in front 9-0.
Deep in Boilermaker territory
a few moments later as a result
of Purdue quarterback Chuck
Piebes fumbles, Taylor became
equally as helpful as Piebes. But
the Wolverine defense handled
the situation as slickly as they did
all afternoon and forced Purdue
to punt.
"I'm at tailback for good,"
Taylor said. Now if he j u s t
doesn't have to start next week.

Series last year. But he snapped
a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning
yesterday with a home run that
put the finishing flourish on a
three-homer Baltimore barrage.
Robinson's homer came only a
half inning after the Orioles had
gotten the call they needed from
Burkhart. That came after Bernie
Carbo walked with two out and
Tommy Helms followed with a
Carbo raced around to third on
the play and streaked home when
pinch hitter Ty Cline tapped in
front of the plate. As Carbo near-
ed the plate, he upended Burk-
hart while Hendricks lunged for
the tag.
Burkhart, prone, signaled for
the out.
A sequence of pictures made by
AP photographer Harry Harris
show that Oriole catcher Elrod
Hendricks never tagged Cincin-
nati's Bernie Carbo sliding into
home; Carbo apparently never
touched the plate, and Burkhart,
the plate umpire, falling and off
balance, was unable to see the
play, anyhow.,
The Associated Press sequence
of four pictures, depicting the
play from start to finish, shows
Hendricks definitely tagging with
his gloved hand while holding the
ball in his right.
Burkhart; a former big league
pitcher with the St. Louis Cardi-
nals and Reds, insisted Carbo was
"It was one of those tough
calls," Burkhart said. "I had to
call the ball fair or foul first."
The weird play figured promi-
nently in the outcome of the first
game. If Carbo had scored, it
would have sent the Reds ahead
4-3 and kept alive a rally.
Reds Manager Sparky Ander-
son, who vehemently protested the
call, said Burkhart told the Cin-
cinnati pilot that Hendricks tag-
ged Carbo.
"I didn't think he was touched,"

Anderson said. "Only one of us
can umpire the game. I have;to
go along with Burkhart's deci-
"The umpires didn't beat us,"
Anderson said. "Baltimore beat us.
The three home runs over that
wooden thing out there did it."
Sparky was talking about Boog
Powell's two-run homer in the
fourth, Hendrick's blast in the
fifth and Brooks Robinson's solo
shot in the seventh.a
The Reds got off fast in this
one, collecting three runs on a
run-producing single by catcher
Johnny Bench in the first inning
and May's two-run homer in the
But then Baltimore starter Jim
Palmer settled down and the
Orioles displayed their own power
against Cincinnati's Gary Nolan.
First baseman Boog Powell, the
hulking blond bomber, got two
runs back and Hendricks tied it
with a homer in the fifth.
That set the stage for the
heroics by Robinson, who also
made a sensational fielding play
in the sixth inning as the Orioles
took a 1-0 lead in the opener of
this best-of-7 series.
Robinson, who entered the sea-
son considered by many too old
after two lackluster seasons, flash-
ed his fielding skill at the start of
the sixth inning when he took a
hit away from May, eventually
saving a run that could have been
driven in when Helms singled later
in the inning.
Then the disputed call by Burk-
hart helped the Orioles keep alive
a season-ending winning streak
that now stretches to 15 victories.
And so, when Robinson came to
bat in the seventh it was still 3-3
and the Orioles, who had won
their last 11 regular season games
and three playoff games against
Minnesota, needed a run. Robin-
son got it on a 0-1 pitch, golfing
a Nolan serve over the left field
fence for his homer.

Bucks smother Spartans

Special To The Daily Maciejowski then began to mix
EAST LANSING - Halfback his plays with great effectiveness,
'Hondo' Hayden ran around and and the Bucks methodically
tihough stubborn Michigan State marched to a first down on the
to lead Ohio State to t h r e e MSJ one. Three dives netted
second half touchdowns as t h e nothing, but on fourth and one,
Buckeyes overcame the Spartans, the Buckeye backup quarterback

Ron Maciejowski, who came in
at quarterback in the third quar-
ter after Rex Kern had failed to
g% the Bucks untracked, engineer-
ed all three marches as the na-
tion's top ranked team took com-
plete charge after leading only
9-0 at the half.
Maciejowski came in on Ohio
State's second possession of the
t zrd quarter after a Spartan punt
g e the Bucks the ball on their
own 33. He immediately sent Hay-
den scurrying around right end
for 32 yards on a naked wide re-

faked inside and skipped un-
touched into the endzone. This
gave the Bucks a 23-0 lead with.
six minutes left, and the stands
began to empty.
* *' *
Gophers growl
MINNEAPOLIS () - J e f f
Wright's two interceptions and
fumblflrl Qr'nvlf) k*f drn Minna-

Illini o f/fed
EVANSTON (UP) - Quarterback
Maurie Daigneau, an "invalid" all
week, riddled Illinois with pin-
point passing and led Northwest-
ern to its first victory in f o u r
starts with a 48-0 triumph in a
Big Ten football opener yester-
Daigneau, listed unlikely to play
because of a sprained shoulder,
not only started but hurled two
touchdown passes and set up two
short scoring plunges by Al Rob-
inson with his unerring tosses.
* I *


MICHIGAN 29, Purdue 0
Northwestern 48, Illinois 0
Minnesota 23, Indiana 0
Ohio State 29, Michigan State 0
Iowa 24, Wisconsin 14
Stanford 24, So. California 14
Columbia 28, Harvard 21
Dartmouth 38, Princeton 0
Pitt 10, Navy 8
Tennessee 17, Georgia Tech 6
Florida 38, Florida State 27
Mississippi 31, George 21
So. Carolina 31, N. Carolina 21
Nebraska 21, Missouri 7
Texas Tech 21, Texas A&M 7
California 31, Washington 28

Alabama 35, Vanderbilt 11
Houston Univ. 31, Mississippi St. 14
Morgan state 55, Maryland State 0
Citadel 16, William & Mary 7
Wake Forest 28, Virginia Tech 9
Louisville 14, Tulsa 8
Auburn 44, Clemson 0
Duke 21, West Virginia 13
LSU 34, Pacific 0
Illinois Wesley 57, Millikin Univ. 7
Kenyon College 39, Lake Forest 0
Ohio 17, Dayton 14
Wayne State 34, Bradley 17
Wittenberg 30, Denison Univ. 0
Notre Dame 51, Army 10
Kansas 21. Kansas St. Univ. 15

iu.,ecovery eyeau a vinne- a
sota defense that smothered every gers ounced
Indiana opportunity and shot the IOWA CITY () -- Junior tail-
Gophers over the Hoosiers 23-0 back Levi Mitchell punched out
in a Big Ten football opener yes- 146 yards and one touchdown Sa-
terday. turday to help Iowa break away

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