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Thursday, October 15, 19703

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Nine'

Thursday, October 15, 1970 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Nine

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H" 1-SU: Some
questions of incentive
eric siegel
THE WOLVERINES scored their most convincing triumph of
the season last Sattuday, beating Purdue 29-0 in West
Lafayette, but Coach Bo Schembechler hasn't put too =much
stress on the improvements his team showed in that game.
He's had something more important to stress; i.e., the
Michigan-Michigan State game.
The first thing he mentioned in the lockerroom was the
upcoming game against State, and he made a point of em-
phasizing it to the press, too. ''We have three key games
coming up in a row against Michigan State, Minnesota and
Wisconsin," he said. "And let me tell you there is no tougher
game on our schedule than MSU."
He was talking about a "tough" game then . , . and he's
taling about a "tough" game now. "We've got our work cut out
for us," he said after yesterday's practice. "They're going to be
a'tough team."
Schembechler is taking every precaution to see that no little
things go wrong to make the game, tougher than it otherwise
is. For example, he made aespecial point to his players to be
careful of what they say to reporters this week. He wants to
make sure nobody makes any statements about how great Mich-
igan is this year, or how weak MSU is, statements that can find
their way into newspapers and onto the bulletin board in the
Spartan lockerroom.
it's statements like those that give a team a little extra"
incentive, and Bo feels that an opportunity for a 1-3 team
to knock off the sixth-ranked team in. the country in an
intra-state rivalry before 103,000 people is incentive enough
for anyone.
Schembechler, who watched_ the Spartans come out in a
new offense last year and grind out a 23-12 win, says he is
getting ready for anything this year, and he means it. "We'll
be watching for things like halfback passes and double reverses.
They'll probably throw caution to the winds, and it could go
either way for them.
"In the long run, though, I think you have to say the game
means more to us than to them."
This is not to say the game isn't important to the Spar-
tans. Michigan State football seasons are measured on three
scales of success: the Notre Dame game, the Michigan game,
and the rest of the schedule. The Spartans have already lost
to Notre Dame, and they're fighting a long uphill battle to
reach .500. If they want a successful season in any sense of
the word, they're going to have to beat Michigan.
The game also has special importance for the Spartans
flamboyant Irishman, Duffy Daugherty. There has been some
disgruntled talk of a "Dump Duffy" movement, and while no-
one is really ready to start looking for a new coach, the fact
that the talk is going on at all is at least of some significance.
A win over Michigan may not restore Duffy to his gold-plated
throne, but it certainly will quiet some of the more speculative
rumors.
Still, the Spartans will be clear-cut underdogs, the David out
to upset Goliath, and deep down, even the staunchest State fan
will admit it would be something of a minor miracle for the
Spartans to wind up on the long end of the score.
Just to give the game a bit of perspective, it should be
noted that when the Spartans lost 29-0 to Ohio State, they
drew praise for their defensive effort. The Wolverines, sport-
ing a 3-0 record, had to score four touchdowns and a field
goal before people stopped talking about what happened to
Michigan this year.
Now, {using last week's game as an indicator, there is a
realization that this could be one of the best Michigan teams in
history. The defense has allowed just one touchdown in four
games, something that hasn't been done since 1948, when the
Wolverines were 9-0 and national champions. It has also al-
lowed 22 points in four games, something that has been done by
Michigan teams only five times in the last; 30 years.
And the offense, though it hasn't been as explosive as that
of some former Michigan teams, still hasn't reacl ed its potential.
The .ine has just begun to jell, Billy Taylor has had to spend
some time getting used to being a tailback again, and Glenn
Doughty finally seems to be getting used to playing wingback.
And there are players like Lance Scheffler and Preston
Henry, who are -capable of coming off the bench to gain
yardage and score points.
For the first time in more than 20 years, the Wolverines
have a shot to be ranked high in the national polls two years
in a row, and to win two consecutive conference cham-
pionships. That adds up to a lot of incentive-even when you
forget last year's Spartan victory, which no one around here
has done.

ense makesJ
By JIM KEVRA
After last week's impressive 29- #
0 triumph over Purdue, the Mich- ail
igan Wolverines are eagerly pre-'
paring this week for the invasion s
of the Michigan State Spartans in
what head coach Bo Schembechler
claims will be "our toughest of-,
fensive test this year because of NIGHT EDITOR:
their great defense." JIM KEVRA
In addition to the Spartans fine
defense, the Michigan gridders
will have to cope with MSU's head The two games were against Notre
coach Duffy Daugherty who has Dame and Ohio State, two of the
allowed Michigan only 4 victories most offense minded teams in tho'
in his 16 years as leader of th@ country today. The 29 point out-'
Spartans. Last year, Daugherty put was the lowest total eitherl
unveiled a new type of offense for team has registered this year.
the Michigan game as Michigan Leading the defense are the
State triumphed 23-12, the only strong linebacking corps compos-
-Big Ten loss for the Wolverines. ed of Cal Fox and Jay Breslin.
Fox leads the team in tackles with
THIS YEAR, however, things 53 while Breslin has been consis-
have not gone well for Michigan tent on pass defense.
State as exemplified by their 1-3 The secondary is another strong
record. While the defense has point as the Spartan's have been
been adequate and, at times even very tought against the pass. Brad
brilliant, the offense has failed McLee, the rover back and Brad
to produce points in their last two Van Pelt, the strong safety lead
games. the squad with four interceptions
The Spartan's defense has been each while cornerback Harold
exceptional in the past two weeks Phillips is close behind with three
despite losing both games 29-0. thefts.

SCHEMBECHLER has been
impressed with the Spartan
fense. "Their defense has pl
tremendous football," said
embechler. "Unfortunately, i
offense has been unable to r
the ball and their defense has
to play so much of the time
the opponents eventually sc
enough points to register victc
I'm sure this should be our toi
est offensive test of the year.
The basic problem for the S
tan offense has been their ina
ty to find a consistent quaff
back. Mike Rasmussen, a ju
college transfer from Califoi
looked tremendous in fall prai
but, under game conditions,
proven erratic. He has passed
36 completions in 79 attempts
has had 6 aerials intercepted.
George Mihaiu, the res
quarterback started last week
was unable to move the off
as the Spartans were again
out. Daugherty is extremely {
cerned about h i s quarterl
problem and comments, "Nei
Rasmussen or Mihaiu has i
over and established' himsell
No. 1. I wish one of them w

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IRISH TOP OFFENSE:
SMichigan defense ranks fourth

By BILL ALTERMAN
Michigan's sparkling defense
moved up to fourth in scoring
defense on the strength of their
-shutout against Purdue. In four
games the Wolverines have giv-
en up a mere 22 points for a
5.5 points per game average, be-
hind only such smalltime plac-
es as Yale, Toledq and Dart-
mouth. Last week 'the Wolver-
ines ranked eighth.
Much of Michigan's toughness
lies in their ability to stop the
run. In six games they have al-
lowed the opposition a m er e
average of 77 yards per game 'n
the ground, sixth best in the
nation. Overall, Michigan -has
given up an average of 232.8
yards per game for fourteenth
best.
One of their b i g defensive
standouts has been linebacker
Marty Huff who has picked off
5 passes .so far this season tie-
ing him for second in the na-
tion in that department.
The only other Wolverine to
make this week's NCAA leader's
list is punter Paul Staroba who
is 21st in the nation on the bas-
is of a 40.9 yards per kick av-
erage. He ranks second in the
Big Ten to John Krugman of
Wisconsin.
Meanwhile, in the major of-
fensive categories, Bob Parker

of Air Force leads in total of-
fense with an average of 276.6
yards. Closely behind is Stan-
ford's Jim Plunkett who is'roll-
ing at a 273.2 yards per game
clip.
Ed Marinaro of Cornell con-
tinues to hold a wide lead in the
rushing department with over
200 yards per game on the
ground.
The passing leader is Mark
Thbmpson of Davidson who
likewise is closely followed by
Plunkett.
Tom Gatewood of Notre Dame
leads all receivers with 36
catches in 4 g a m e s for 556

yards while Dayton is home of
the scoring leader, Gary Kos-
ins who is averaging 18.0 points
per game.4
In addition to having the top
receiver, Notre Dame leads in
two of the teams offensive cate-
gories, scoring a n d total of-
fense. The Fighting Irish have
averaged 40.8 yards a game to
edge them out o v e r Arizona
State and Ohio State. In total
offense they have picked up an
average of 544,.5 yards a game
again edging out Arizona State.
Ohio State leads the rushing
offense and Oregon sits on top
of the passing defense.

THE RUSHING attack has been
practically non-existant. Bill Trip-
lett, last year's starting quarter-
back is leading the attack with
only 156 yards and the other set-
backs Henry Matthews and Eric
Allen have 127 and 117 yards re-
spectively.
Daugherty realized t h e prob-
lems facing his squad as they pre-
pare for the Wolverines, the sixth
ranked team in the nation, but
he has hopes for a repeat of last
years upset. "It doesn't look on
the surface as we'll pose much of
a problem for the Wolverines as
far as testing their defense," he
said. "We hope that this will not
prove 'true.
"Our defense has played quite
well. If we cap just get the of-
fense to show the same marked
improvement as the defense, we
might be able to give anybody a
game on any given Saturday. I
can't think of a better Saturday
to see this happen."
AS FAR AS injuries are con-
cerned, both schools are in pretty
good shape. "About the only good
thing that came out of the last
two weeks," commented Daugher-
ty, "pis that we avoided injuries..
We should be in better shape than
in some time, especially with tail-
back Earl Anderson (a running
back) cleared for full duty."
The Wolverines made it through
the Purdue game without' any ma-
jor injuries but Tuesday in prac-
tice, reserve tackle Tom Poplaw-
ski injured his knee and will be
operated on today. He will be out
for the rest of the season. This
leaves Michigan with only one
reserve tackle to back up Jack
Harpring and Dan Dierdorf.
The game is important to both
teams. A victory would give the
Wolverines a perfect 5-0 record
going into the easier half of their
schedule and, as far as the Spar-
tans are concerned, Daugherty
says, "This is the team that we
would most rather beat than any
team on our schedule."
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Professional League Standings E

-Daily-Sara Krulwich
LAST YEAR'S Spartan quarterback, Bill Triplett (17), is escorted
through the Michigan defense by end Frank Forman (84) in last
year's upset victory over the Wolverines. Triplett gained 142
yards rushing to lead the MSU attack that afternoon, but has
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St. Louis
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Yesterday's Results
Toronto 7, St. Louis 3
New York 3, Buffalo 0
Chicago 8, Vancouver 2
Boston at Los Angeles, inc.',
PRO BASKETBALL SCORES
NBA
New York 128, Cincinnati 104
Buffalo 107, Cleveland 92
Philadelphia 110, Chicago 107
Baltimore 123, San Diego 105
Detroit 123, Seattle 117
Only games scheduled
ABA
Utah 134, Denver 99
Only game scheduled.

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Gridde Pickings

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CHAPTER SEVEN
Far, far way in the blue Mediterranean, an abandoned tramp
steamer chug-a/lugged toward nowhere. A cassette in the captain's
cabin sent out the soft, sweet strains of Poco; but nobody was listen-
ing.
CHAPTER EIGHT
The injured whole lolled helplessly in the path of the tramp
steamer. Twined by harpoon line to the whale's side was ,a dark,
bearded man; on ,the poor soul's head was tattooed "Once, long
ago, I got my Gridde Picks into, the Daily by midnight Friday and
won a scrumptious Cottage Inn Pizza."

III

1. Michigan State at MICHIGAN!
(pick score)
11 2. Indiana at Illinois
3. Purdue at Iowa
4. Minnesota at Ohio State
5. Northwestern at Wisconsin
6. Notre Dame at Missouri
7. Alabama at Tennessee
8. Georgia Tech at Auburn
9. William and Mary at VMI
10. Oklahoma at Colorado

11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

Rutgers at Delaware
Army at Virginia
Duke at North Carolina State
New Mexico St. at New Mexico
Texas-El Paso at Colorado St.
UCLA at California
Columbia at Yale
Oregon State at Houston
Vanderbilt at Georgia
Middle Tennessee at Murray
State

DeLong's Pit Barbecue
FEATURES THESE DINNERS:

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Bar-B-Q Ribs.
Bar-B-Q Chicken
Rnr-R.. Ri-n.

Shrimp
Scallops
Fr;nd Ch;r11nn

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