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Saturday, October 17, 1970

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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SPORTS
NIGHT EDITOR: TERRI FOUCHEY

By BILL ALTERMAN
Last year, coming off a bigM
victory over Purdue, a highly
ranked Michigan team ran up
against a supposedly hapless
Michigan State team and got
zapped 23-12.
This year, the undefeated
Wolverines once again looked
superlative in beating Purdue
and once again face a suppos-
edly impotent Spartan team.
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upset bid
And Michigan is out for re- For the romantics, Michigan-
venge. Michigan State rates as one of the
The players don't really have oldest and best college rival-
to voice their feelings about to- ries. Starting in 1898 the match
day's game. Their past actions currently stands at 37-20-5 in
have more than showed what they favor of Michigan. Spartan fans
can do. Last year a fired up will point out however, that their
Michigan team went out and dis- team has won 14 out of the last
mantled the same Ohio State team 20 contests with two ending in
which a year earlier had thrash- ties. The phenomenal appeal of
ed them 50-14. And although MSU this game is revealed by the fact
is not Ohio State, their upset last that the last 23 games, (counting
year was every bit as painful. today's) have been sellouts.
So a sellout crowd of over 100,- Michigan Coach Bo Schem-
000 in ichigan Stadium today bechler for one,,however, does not
will be watching a Wolverine team consider the fans and home town
out to vanquish the memories of advantage important to the out-
last year. come of the game. Personnel-wise,
The Spartans too, are out to he has little reason to worry. The
prove something. MSU is cur- Michigan defense, iron tight all
rently sporting a 1-3 record, but year, last week really went into
.. maction and shut out Purdue. And
the offense, stagnant at first, fin-
Michigan ticket manager Don ally ;got rolling and put 29 points
Weir urges all Michigan-Michi- up n the scoreboard. More im-
gan State ticket- holders to ar- portantly however, they showed
rive e a r I y to avoid back-ups the ability to sustain a drive.
and delays at the section en- Spearheading the Wolverines
trances. will, of course, be quarterb a c k
r:::.:;.::;.>:.:.:;;;:":;::;.:..::.:.;:.:.:::;:;:::.::>::::":.:::"::::.:::":.::.:>:. }Don M oorhead. Against the Boiler-
makers Moorhead hit 9 of 17
two of these losses were identical passes, picking up the big third
29-0 shutouts at the hands of down play when he needed it.
Ohio State and Notre Dame - the Likewise Michigan's talented
teams Michigan Coach Bo Schem- runners, most notably Billy Tay-
bechler rates as the two best in lor, began finding the holes and
the country. picking up that yardage which
Today the Spartans will want to seemed to come so easily last year.
show they are not as dead as some And so too the receivers, who at
people think. And Spartan coach first seemed to be making a pro-
Duffy Daugherty will be out to fession out of dropping passes,
extinguish the wishes of those came through when it was need-
people who have begun wearing ed.
"Dump Duffy" buttons. Needless to say, Schembechler

-Daily--Jim wallace
Wolverines' stingy defense smothers Aggie threat

-Daily Jirm Judkis
Fritz Seyferth (32) crashes through the A&M line

is preparing for the worst. "It pro-
bably won't be decided until late
in the fourth quarter," he said
earlier in the week. "It will be a
tough game, real hard with a lot
of hard knocking;
We don't expect to make a n y
changes. We expect to use the
same basic offense. We'll add a
few new wrinkles though, as we
do every week. They (the Wol-
verines) will be up. They have
played with enthusiasm in all
their games so far and they'll be
up more so in this game."
Like Michigan, the Spartans
have had to rely heavily on their
defense. Last week it wasn't until
the fourth quarter that O h i o
State could effectively penetrate
the MSU defense.
Indeed, Schembechler considers
this Michigan's "toughest offen-
sive test this year."
The big MSU front line could
effectively stop the Wolverines up
the middle but their ability to stop
the outsidei run is still question-
able.
Even more questionable, though,
is the potency of the Spartans of-
fense. Over the last two weeks
they have been unable to score
against Notre Dame or Ohio State
and, statistically at least, Mich-
igan rates even tougher.
At quarterback the Spartans
have been alternating George
Mihaiu and Mike Rasmussen,
both with equal ineffectiveness.
Mihaiu is expected to get the
starting nod in today's game.
Daugherty isn't saying w h a t
kind of offense his team will be
running today but Michigan is
preparing for anything. Last year
the Spartans ran with the triple-
option and quarterback Bill Trip-
lett ran Michigan into the ground.

on this and that
A~ s core
to be settled
eric siegel
GLENN DOUGHTY scored four touchdowns last year, but one
of them didn't count for much.
It came in the fourth quarter of the Michigan-Michigan
State game, and it didn't help win the game and it didn't get
any headlines. It merely narrowed the score, and the headlines
all went to MSU, as the Spartans pulled off a 23-12 upset.
"The main thing about that game," Doughty recalled
362 days later, "is that we lost. This year we want to come
back and win."
Coming back is the thing that is on the minds of all
the Michigan players. There's been nine regular season
victories in a row, including one against the number one
team in the country, a trip to the Rose Bowl, and a whole
calendar year to forget about the game . . but nobody's
forgotten.

Gophers test Bu4
,Alsoraswg 4
By BETSY MAHON committed far too many mental,
The football conference known errors on the field last week."
as the Big Ten is composed of ten The high scoring Wildcats will
Midwestern teams who presum- be hitting at Wisconsin's weak
ably compete against each other point - defense. "They have a
on more or less equal terms. How-' good quarterback, good runners
ever, this season, the race shapes and as they showed last w e e k,
up as a stretch drive leading to they can move the ball," Jardine
the battle of the Big Two and a' explained. "I have maintained all
scramble between the Little Eight season that Northwestern has
for the third spot in the final been underrated. They could be a+
standings d dark horse candidate for confer-,
ience honors."
In the most important of the The Purdue Boilermakers, who
Sconference games Minnesota, on have had the misfortune of run-

rckeyes;,
ba ttles
of play that is reminiscent of the
past few seasons. Illinois is a
young team and while they make
mistakes they could pose a threat
with consistent play. They open-
ed their season by defeating a
respectable Oregon team , 20-16
but the next week they were sour
and went down to a 23-9 defeat at
the hands of Tulane. They bounc-
ed back to shut out Syracuse 27-0
then suffered the same fate
against victory hungry North-!
western.

(30)
(71)
(65)
(53)
(75)
(72)
(85)
(27)
(42)
(32)
(22)
(91)
(99)
(30)
(82)
(90)
(33)
(70)
(14)
(21)
(35)
(23)

MICHIGAN
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)

SE
LT
LG
C
RG
RT
TE
QB
TB
FB
WB

mon opponents to date number will the Spartans best be god
one - Washington. Sonny Six- enough. "Throw out the r e c o r d
killer shot the Spartans down 42- books! This is Michigan - Michi-
16 and was in turn stifled the next gan State!" notwithstanding, tai-
week by Michigan 17-3. ent wise the Wolverines are clear-
Injury wise, there isn't much to ly superior.
report, or as Bo said "The s a m e They have a proven offense anad
people who were out before will the fourth best defense in the
be out now." The Spartans too are country.
in good physical condition. And then, there are those me
The question remains however,; mories.
The Lineups
OFFENSE

MICHIGAN STATE

(83)
(76)
(55)
(51)
(59)
(71)
(89)
(20)
(24)
(23)
(17)

DEFENSE

Gordon Bowdell (203)
Gary Nowak (231)
Erroll Roy (218)
Tom Beard (260)
J. DeLamielleure (235)
Vic Mittleberg (235)
Billie Joe DuPree (212)
George Mihaiu (188)
Eric Allen (161)
Henry Matthews (198)
Bill Triplett (182)
Doug Halliday (207)
D. McLaughlin (249)
Mike Hogan (225)
Tom Barnum (231)
Wilton Martin (231)
Cal Fox (219)
Gail Clark (205)
Brad McLee (192)
Harold Phillips (192)
Doug-Barr (169)
Brad VanPelt (215)

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 Elliott (176)
Tom Darden (190)
Jim Betts (185)

LE
LT
MG
RT
RE
WLB
MLB
WOLF
DHB
DHB
S

(91)
(99)
(66)
(49)
(97)
(50)
(98)
(35)
(27)
(25)
(10)

S (10) Brad VanPelt (215)

he

Court

"The State game is talked about all year long," Doughty
said. "It's the one game that's constantly thrown up at you all
during the year."
It's a game that's been played 62 times, but no one takes
the game - or the outcome - for granted. And all that talk
about taking the games one at a time and not looking towards
Michigan State tends to lose some of its validity as the game
approaches.
"Sure, we play the games one at a time," Doughty said,
"but you can't help thinking about the State game. I think
about how badly I want to win. When we were going out on
the field against Purdue last week it briefly crossed my mind
that we were going to be playing Michigan State the next
day."
Doughty erased his thoughts of MSU during the g a m e
against the Boilermakers, but they've been pretty dominant
ever since.
"This is THE battle. It's the big game. There's a lot of
momentum and spirit and determination. And it's increased this
year because of the revenge factor."
Doughty and the rest of the Wolverines will be seek-
ing their revenge against a team that has drawn praise for
its defensive work. "Defensively, they're better than they
were last year," Doughty said. "They're quicker and they're
stronger."
As a member of the offensive backfield, the Spartan defense
is what concerns Doughty most. And while he's not making any
predictions, he's not running scared, either. "I think our offense
has finally come around. We had a new group up front, and it
takes time to work things out. The defense takes a lot of good
hitters like we've got, but the offense needed a little more work.
"I'm going to go out there and concentrate on taking care
of business. I'm going to concentrate on getting into the open
on passes."
Doughty's concern with getting into the open on passes
is a relatively new one in his varsity career. It is a part of
his new job as wingback, a job he took over a couple of
weeks ago after running at tailback all last year and the
early part of this year.
"There's not that many adjustments to make," Doughty
said of the switch. "The main thing is that you don't run as
much. You're used as a receiver more often."
Doughty's credentials as a receiver were established in high
school, where he was a split end. His ability to catch passes has
enabled Coach Bo Schembechler to move Billy Taylor back to
halfback, and still have last year's number one and two rushers
in the backfield. Schembechler says he is pleased with Doughty's
play at wingback. "He's done everything he's been asked to do,
and he's improving. He had a real good practice this week."
So far, Doughty hasn't been asked to do too much. He
caught one pass for 14 yards against Purdue, and he's rush-
ed a couple of times out of the wingback slot. But nothing
like last year, when he rushed for over 700 yards in 150

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teams, will attempt to upset ning into three of the nation's top INDIANA, on the other hand, This year the versatile Triplett is
mighty hio Stae. The ophersteams the past three weeks, has been heading downhill since starting at flanker and is t h e
Ighty Ohio t he ophers should enjoy their sojourn to Iowa last season. While they have lost Spartans' leading rusher.
are only 2-2 on the season but,
they played a strong game last City. Two weeks ago, Purdue! to respectable teams such as Col- Nevertheless, offensively M S U
stopped Jim Plunkett and his orado, California, West Virginia has been feeble. In four g a m e s
week as they blanked Indiana Stanford teammates 26-14. and Minnesota the scores have not they have scored 44 points, a n d
23-0. been close. It is doubtful t h a t more importantly, lost the ball
ALTERNATING with these high they can provide stiff competition 12 times on fumbles.
COACH MURRAY Warmat'h points the Boilermakers have been even for Illinois. MSU's and Michigan's com-
hopes to come through todays shut out twice, 48-0 by N o t r e {
encounter without his Golden Dame and 29-0 by the Wolverines ,:-=:;":.::::::::;:;.::.:::::>: ::: ":::
~ .last...week. . Now that the worst of * Ti. Stn ng
the season is behind them the Bg Ten Standings
The Michigan - Michigan Smen f r o m West Lafayette are
State game begins at 1:30 and strong contenders for Little Eight Conference Games All Games
will be . carried over radio sta- honors. W L T PF PA W L T PF PA
tions WWJ, 950 AM; WPAG, If the Hawkeyes play the way MICHIGAN 1 0 0 29 0 4 0 0 80 22
1050 AM; WAAM, 1600 AM; they did l a s t weekend they will Iowa 1 0 0 24 14 1 .3 0 48 103
WUOM, 91.7 FM, and WCBN, be no pushover. A f t e r looking Minnesota 1 0 0 23 0 2 2 2 94 76
650 AM. anemic in losses to Oregon State, Northw t 1 0 0 48 0 1 3 0 9 6
Southern Cal and Arizona the Ohio State 1 0 0 29 0 3 0 0 9 2
.:::::..............::::::::::::.....:::::.. :Ha.wkeyes came alive against W is- 29 0 3 0 0 119 23
Gophers being too badly tarnish- consin. Sophomore quarterback Illinois 0 1 0 0 48 2 2 0 52 87
ed. "We will find out just how, Kyle Skogman, starting his first Indiana 0 1 0 0 23 0 4 0 33 111
good we are," he said. "We'll find college game, engineered three Michigan State 0 1 0 0 29 1 3 0 44 114
out just how good Ohio State is. touchdowns to win the position Purdue 0 1 0 0 29 2 2 0 41 91
too. I believe we have a fine foot- for this week's encounter. Wisconsin 0 1 0 14 24 1 2 1 64 75

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ball team this year."t
In the course of first four LAST, and probably of least im-
games Warmath has found him- portance; among the battles is the
o n e which pits winless Indiana
self a solid quarterback in t h eagains last year'sBig Tendoor
person of junior Craig Curry. He mat Illinois. The Illini are 2-2j
leads the Gophers in total offense for the season having shown,
with 561 yards, 216 rushing and flashes of brilliance in the midst
346 passing.
Meanwhile, back in Columbus,I
everyone's favorite coach Woody !BLA CK CHA RITIE
Hayes took a good, hard look atI

TODAY'S GAMES
Michigan State at MICHIGAN
Purdue at Iowa
Indiana at Illinois
Minnesota at Ohio State
Northwestern at Wisconsin
sS GAME:

The game must go on
DIG IT, MAN. This is a court suit, not a circus."
And that, sports fans, is how loser Don Koster viewed his
setback in the opening round of that epic struggle: Joel Block
vs. the University Regents and Robben Fleming.
The triumph of Robben and the Regents means that today's
Michigan-Michigan State will be played as scheduled, much to
the surprise of no one.
Koster, the lawyer, and Joel Block, the plaintiff, are not
through fighting, though, and they are currently consider-
ing a 'leave to appeal.' What this means, as near as anyone
can figure, is that Block in all probability will appeal the
decision.
With the State game finally set, Block's injunction request
should fade from the limelight of center ring. There was a
frivolous atmosphere surrounding the whole affair from the out-
set that obscured the essence of Block's injunction request. The
seeming absurdity of trying to ban a football game brought
Block and his cause wide attention. The story was picked up
by the national wire services and ran in all the major news-
papers and also on the Today show and the NBC Evening News.
Block's cause did gain public notoriety, but his case was
obscured. A lot of people did not take his request for a
preliminary injunction with the seriousness it deserved.
The crowd of approximately 100 people who gathered out-
side Judge Ross W. Campbell's chambers yesterday prior to
the hearing were in a festive mood, and only the plethora of
press personnel that kept most of those present from getting
into the courtroom dimmed their spirits.
Those who had to remain outside the courtroom didn't miss
much. The whole process, from opening statements to the judge's
opinion, took just over a half hour. Both sides presentations
were 'rather bland and laced with references to previous cases of
a similar nature.
Neither side had any surprises. The University's Attorney,
Roderick Daane, countered the ten affidavits presented by the
defense with sworn statements from Associate Athletic Director
Dave Strack and Ann Arbor police chief Walter Krasny to the
effect that order was maintained at football games.
The defense argued that a preliminary injunction could
not be justified so long as other resources were available to
enforce the law, and Judge Ross concurred. It was a anti-
septic and painless operation.
But the painful questions Block has raised remain.
As Daane noted, lines of three or four people at a
urinal do not constitute a public nuisance, but the fact re-

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his top ranked Buckeyes and
found something wrong w i t h
them - their passing game. In-
deed, quarterback Rex Kern-has
compbeted only six of 21 passes
for 93 yards in Ohio State's first
three games while his replacement,
Ron Maciejowski has hit on 12 of
22 attempts for 140 yards.
"REX IS a much better passer
than that," Hayes said. "He's like
a batter in a slump. I know they're
both better passers t h a n that.
Don't underestimate our passing
game. We'll burn somebody with
it before the year's out."
Hayes is also looking forward
to the return of running b a c k
Larry Zelina. He missed last
week's trouncing of Michigan
State w i t h a pulled hamstring'
musclevand his presence in the
backfield can o n 1 y be another
ominous sign to the onhers.

Knights
By JERRY CLARKE
Currently, there are 40 Na-
tional Football League players
who have graduated from Gram-
bling College. Only Notre Dame
can surpass this total.
Last season, Grambling had
nine of its seniors picked in the
professional draft. Only South-
ern California can match this
total.
This 'season, Grambling has
twenty seniors on its roster and
head football coach Eddie Rob-
inson fully expects all of them
to be taken in the next year's
draft. It is doubtfulnthat any
other team can make such a
claim.

face Delta Devils

State and Prairie View by large
margins.
It is the attack that has led
the Black Knights in their four
games so far. A line that aver-
ages 240 pounds per man opens
gaping holes in opposing de-
fenses. Billy Manning, the 245
pound center, and AlberthDen-
nis, a huge tackle at 264 pounds,
anchor the line.
But it is the backfield that
makes Robinson smile. Quar-
terback Matthew Reed, who
weighs 225 pounds, played well
in the latter portions of last
season. His 31 completions were
good for 603 yards and nine

But the man who thrills the
large crowds that gather to see
Grambling play is compara-
tively small wingback Frank
Lewis. Lewis weighs in at 190
pounds, one of the smaller play-
ers on the squad, and though
he carried the ball only 45 times
last year, he gained 700 yards
on the ground, an average of
16.1 yards per carry. He also
grabbed 33 passes for an aver-
age of over 24 yards per recep-
tion, and his 16 touchdowns
made him the scoring leader of
the Southwestern Athletic Con-
ference. Robinson is certain that
he will be taken in the first

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