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Sunday, October 18,1970



4Sundciy, October 18,1970 THE MiCHIGAN DAILY Page Nine'

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-Daily-Sara Krulwich
Glenn Doughty (22) tripped up as he adds up the yards

Michigan went into yester-
day's game looking for revenge
-and even such a master of
the art as Hamlet would have
to admire the end result.
The Wolverines, who went
into the locker room at the
half tied 13-13 after trailirg
13-7 at the beginning of the
second quarter, exploded for
three second half touchdowns
to bury the Michigan State
Spartans, 34-20.,
"It's a great feeling to beat
them," Michigan Coach Bo Schem-
bechler said after the game. "This
was the last Big Ten team to beat
us. We wanted it awfully bad."
Wingback Glenn Doughty, who
figured in 153 of the Wolverines'
460 yards and score one of the
five touchdowns, said simply, "It
was great . . . just great. We were
up for this one like we were up
for Ohio State last year. We had
the right attitude. The attitude
was there all the way."
And quarterback Don Moor-
head, who completed 12 of 19
passes for 156 yards and one
touchdown, said "We were emo-
tionally high, but we were loose.
We wanted to beat them real bad.
it meant a lot to us personally,
and we knew it would mean a lot
in the conference standings and
the national rankings."
The 34 points was the highest
total a Michigan team scored
against MSU since 1947, when the
undefeated, second - ranked Wol-
verines blasted the Spartans, 55-0.
And yesterday was the first time
this year the Wolverines have
gained over 400 yards.
In three of four previous games,
it was Michigan's defense that
held the line while the offense
tried to get into gear and onto the
scoreboard. Yesterday, however,
the script was completely differ-
ent, as the defense had its trou-
bles, and the offense took up the
The Spartans, who were shut
out in successive weeks by Notre
Dame and Ohio State, were not to
be denied in the first half. They
scored a touchdown and a pair of
field goals the first three times
they had the ball, racking up 171
yards on three sustained drives of
74, 63 and 34 yards.
Eric Allen, who gained 156 of
the Spartans' 194 yards on the
ground, gained 109 of them on 11
first-quarter carries, including a
42-yard touchdown run at 3:14 of
the first quarter.
"We just weren't tackling in the
first half," middle guard Henry
Hill said after the game. "They
were shifty, and we wanted to hit
them so badly and so hard that
we were a little overeager and we
were just missing some tackles."
Allen was the game's leading
rusher and also led both teams in
rushing the first half. But his
heroics - and those of Spartan
kicker Borys Shlapak, who kicked
a 25 and a 46 yard field goal-
could only salvage a first half tie
for the Spartans, as Michigan's
offense kept bouncing back.
Billy Taylor, who carried the
ball 29 times, wound up with 149
yards-seven less than Allen. But

in 34-




Taylor outscored his S p a r t a n
counterpart three to one, with
two of the touchdowns coming in
the first half, on runs of 26 and
two yards.
Taylor's 26-yard run on a fourth
and three play culminated an 80-
yard Michigan drive the first time
the Wolverines had the ball and
knotted the score 7-7. His second
first half TD came at 14:24 of the
second quarter, to tie the score
again, 13-13.
"This is definitely the best game
I've played," said Taylor, who
didn't play last year against MSU.
"I ran well, blocked well and I
didn't fumble. I was up high for
this one and it was great to beat
Taylor did the bulk of the run-

that we lost a touchdown and
then we missed the field goal."
Schembechler had nothing to be
upset about in the second half,
though, as the Wolverines put on
a display of offensive fireworks,
scoring touchdowns the first three
times they got their hands on the
The first of these came on a 74
yard drive after the opening kick-
off. Taylor got the last 31 himself
on seven straight carries, with the
clincher coming on a four yard
plunge off right tackle.
Then the defense, which hasn't
allowed a third-quarter point all
season, came to life. MSU's Sopho-
more quarterback George Mihaiu,
who completed four of seven pass-
es for 40 yards in the first half,

"It was great.... just great," Doughty said.
"We were up for this one like we were up for
Ohio State last year. We had the right attitude."
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getting the last five on a sprint
around right end.
"I knew all along we could run
on them," Doughty said. "We
never lost our confidence. We came
into the locker room at halftime
and we wanted to go right back
out there and win.
"The line was doing a great job
out there. We always had the po-
tential for a good offense . . . it
just took a little time for it to
jell. The offense is definitely here
"We were battered in the second
half," a dispirited Duffy Daugher-
ty said. "We scored 20 points and
that's quite an accomplishment
against Michigan's defense, but it
wasn't enough."
The final six Spartan points
came with five seconds left in the
game, with Bill Triplett taking the
ball in from the three. In all, MSU
racked up 394 yards, 200 in the
"It's hard to compare this game
with any other game," Schem-
bechler said. "After this, the other
game will be a little bigger."
The other game, for those who
don't know, is in Columbus Nov. 21.
Both Taylor and Moorhead
passed rushing milestones in yes-
terday's game. Taylor's 147 yards
put him over the 1200 career
mark, and Moorhead's 24 gave him
more than 1000.
Yesterday's crowd of 103,580
was the second largest ever to see
a regular season college football
game. The largest was recorded
here last year, when Michigan
beat Ohio . State, 24-12, before
103,588 spectators.

ning in the first half, with
Doughty contributing a 53-yard
run, but the Wolverines got plenty
of help in the passing department,
too. Moorhead hit on seven of 12
passes for 87 yards in the half; on
the receiving end, Paul Staroba
caught four passes for 58 yards
and Doughty snared three for 29.
Another Taylor touchdown was
nullified in the middle of the sec-
ond quarter, when his four yard
run was called back because of
illegal motion, with the Wolver-
ines trailing 13-7. After an incom-
plete pass, Dana Coin missed a
field goal from the 16.
"I don't like to be behind, but
we didn't panic," Schembechler
said. "The thing that upset me was

had his first pass of the second
half knocked down at the line and,
his third one intercepted by Tom
Darden returned the 'ball 17'
yards to the Spartan 37. The of-
fense made the distance up in
seven plays, including a nine yard
third down Moorhead-to-Staroba
pass, and an eight yard touchdown
pass to fullback Fritz Seyferth on
a fourth and three situation.
The touchdown was the first of
Seyferth's career, and the fourth
TD pass of the season for Moor-
The defense held again, and
again the offense went to work,
driving 69 yards with Doughty


For the first game this season
Paul Staroba punted fewer balls
than receiver Paul Staroba
"I was happy not having to
punt much," said kicker Staro-
ba. "When you don't have to
punt, you know the offense is
really moving the ball," added
split end Staroba.
The offense moved the ball
past the 400 yard mark that
Coach Schembechler has noted
is necessary for a good offensive
showing. It was no surprise,
then, that Schembechler said
after the game, "It was our best
game offensively. The offense
moved and saved the defense.
It was the other way around for
four games."
When Moorhead and his crew
first took the field, the Wolver-
ines were already down by a
touchdown. "It's like they did a
year ago against us." Schem-
b e c h l e r noted. "We didn't

A cool Michigan offense pass-
ed and rushed downfield in 13
plays, not encountering a fourth
down situation until the final
play of the series. They used it
well, Taylor slipping down the
short side for 26 yards and the
That's how it went, with the
exception of two interceptions,
one fumble, and an an illegal
motion penalty, the rest of the
afternoon for Michigan's of-
"Michigan State played two
great defensive games against
two top teams (Notre Dame and
Ohio State) and -I think it took
its toll. They played their best
game offensively against us, but
their worst defensively because
of i n j u r i e s," Schembechler
pointed out.
Even when State's defense
was keeping pace in the first
half, Moorhead managed 7 of
12 passes complete for 87 yards.
Staroba, meanwhile, was snag-
ging four of his six aerials for



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58 yards and was avoiding
gunting duties entirely. Glenn
Douglty was responsible for
Moorhead's three other comple-
tions in the half.
"The line was doing a great
job," Moorhead said. "They gave
me lots of time back there and I
was able to play pass and catch
with the receivers." Moorhead's
first pass of the game, a short
safety valve flip to Doughty,
was the only pass to gain less
than ten yards in the first
In the first quarter he found
Doughty open twice more-a
pass up the middle on 3 and
10 gained 13 yards and another
third down situation pass re-
sulted in an 11 yard gain. Sta-
roba was open one a look-in pass,
but inauspiously dropped it.
Staroba reversed form in the
second quarter on catches that
went 115, 19, 11, and 13 yards.
The latter two, caught by Sta-
roba when he was double team-
ed, set up Taylor's two yard
touchdown run late in the first
"I was just running my reg-
ular patterns," Staroba ex-
plained. "I wasn't doing any-
thing special."
Staroba added 22 more yards
passing in the third quarter,
while Doughty countered with
39. Doughty got 28 on a fake
hand off pass in Michigan's
opening second half TD drive.
Mixed in the 74 yard march
wered10 carries by Taylor for
40 yards.
Long-looked-for in the back-
field, the duo of Taylor and
Doughty combined for 302 yards.
Doughty had his longest run of
the season, a 53-yard counter
play in the second quarter, but
he still had words for his pass
"We had planned to throw to-
me against Purdue, but it didn't
work out that way." Doughty

said. "I got open today and Don
did a great job of hitting me."
In all Moorhead completed 12
of 19 for 156 yards. "Moorhead
played his best game of the
year," MSU coach Duffy Daugh-
erty commented.
P r i o r to yesterday's g a m e
against State, Moorhead had hit
on 30 of 80 passes. Such per-
formances do not win Heisman
Trophies, or even gold footballs
for 'M' helmets, but the blame
has belonged as much to Wol-
verine receivers as to Moorhead.
Yesterday completions out
numbered the misses, and drop-
ped passes could be counted on
one hand. All together, it helped
keep punter Staroba on the side-
Staroba was finally summoned
for punting chores about six
minutes into the fourth quar-
ter when Moorhead was smoth-
ered on a third and six in Spar-
tan territory.
On the next play, Staroba
took a poor pass from center
and booted it 31 yards. In the
closing moments he got another
chance, and turned in a 39 yard
It was not quite up to his pre-
game 40.9 punting average, but
Staroba showed yesterday he
much prefers to get his kicks re-
L osin


Michigan's soccer team
will continue its surge to-
wards the Toledo League
title tod a y as it hosts
N.T.O.T. in a match at Ful-
ler Field at 1:30 p.m.

-Daily-Denny Gainer
Don Moorhead (27) back to throw.






-Daily-Tom Gottlieb
Eric Allen crosses the goal line

Who can't score?



M. State

Yards penalized

4 3 Matthews



2 0
61 46
304 194
156 200

Player Tries Gains Loss Net
Moorhead 8 29 5 24
Taylor 29 152 3 149
Seyferth 5 11 0 it
Doughty 8 85 0 85
Henry 7 21 6 15
.McBride 1 2 0) 2


t 1

1 2 0 2
7 23 18= 5
9 13 2 11
2 6 0 6
1 3s 0 3
3 11 0 11
6 218 24 194
tt. Comp. Int. Yard
6 8 1 96
4 7 0 104

"In the first half, we played as well as
we could, but the third quarter did us in."
This is how a graying and very dejected
Duffy Daugherty viewed his charges 34-
20 loss to heavily favored Michigan yes-
terday. The Spartans played the Wolver-
Ines to a standoff in the first half, but
Michigan took complete charge in the
third quarter.
Fortunately for Daugherty, his hair
,an't get much grayer. Losses like the
one yesterday may thin it a little, though.
Losing is never pleasant, but playing
your best game and still coming out on
the short end is a discouraging experi-
ence, and that's what happened to the
Spartans yesterday.
a Still, MSU has to be given a lot of
credit. They took their offense, which
had heen enmnletelv h nked in their inst

the grasp of baffled Wolverine tacklers.
This was the essence of the Spartans'
game plan. "We didn't make any changes
for this game," Daugherty said after-
wards. "We just ran right at them. I
don't think anyone's tried that this sea-
"But we couldn't get field position or
the ball in the third quarter," the MSU
mentor lamented, and when the Spartans
finally had a chance to get untracked in
the fourth quarter, they were down by 21
points, and the time to exploit the run-
ning game had long since passed. .
In a very real sense, the Wolverines
destroyed State's defense in the third
quarter. At one time or another, eight
regular defenders were absent from the
Spartan lineup, and seven MSU regulars
missed sizeable portions of the second
half with various ailments.

Daugherty had nothing but praisefor
the 'M' quarterback. "He played his finest
game of the year today. We did a good
job of stopping their running in the first
half, but he (Moorhead) kept coming up
with those big third down plays to keep
them moving."
Daugherty was, to say the least, down-
cast after the game. The past four sea-
sons have not been especially pleasant
at East Lansing, but Duffy has. thrived
throughout his coaching career on beat-
ing Michigan and Notre Dame, MSU's
two arch-rivals. This year, for only the
second time in the past 15 seasons, he
has been whipped by both teams.
The talk was roses in East Lansing last
year after the Spartans stunned Mich-
igan 23-12, but this year's Red Cedar
chatter has both Duffy and Athletic Di-
rectn ,iei'de Minn whn is R9 Lettina'

disappear if the Spartans would come up
with a first-rate quarterback. In fact,
every time State has come up with a
quarterback, they have been big winners.
Since Jimmy Raye's graduation after the
'66 season, Daugherty has tried a seem-
ingly endless stream of quarterbacks with
little success.
Mike Rasmussen and George Milhaiu,
who have shared the field leadership this
season, have had moments of brilliance
and both hit 50 per cent against the
Wolverines. But both were Just miserable
against Notre Dame and Ohio State,
hence the two white-washings.
Daugherty would like to be able to say
that either Rasmussen or Mihaiu is the
Number One quarterback, but neither has
shown the kind of leadership to win the
job. Until one or the other takes charge,
there will h unertainty tn State's

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