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November 15; 1970"


Page Eleven

Sunday, November 15, 1970 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Wave undulates on;
buries fumbling Iowa

Michigan presented its case
yesterday afternoon against
Iowa, piling up a 55-0 score!
and 561 yards on its way to a
ninth consecutive victory, but
the jury remains out for one

More Sports Page 9

more long week.
The Mammoth
held itself strictly

Blue Wave

for all actions on the field,
being guilty of scoring five of
"the first six times it had the
ball, of averaging six yards'
per carry, of bottling the
Hawkeyes in their own terri-
tory until Iowa's last play, and
generally of causing even 'M'
errors to turn out obscenely
correct no matter what.
Michigan could not be excused
for seeing red either-not the red
of revenge after beating Iowa 51-6
last year, nor the red of a crimson
jersey worn south of here.
"We were not caught looking
qN.ahead to next week," Michigan
Coach Bo Schembechler said ser-
iously. "It was very hard this
past week. But everyone, the

coaches, and the players, did a
heckuva job."
When the score reached 35-0
and Michigan totaled 390 yards
just before the half, Schembechler
began a player shuttle service for
the rest of'the game that rivaled
the summer run schedule of the
Staten Island ferry.
"We played everyone I could
think of, except those who were
injured," Schembechler said. And
to assure everyone that he was
not after the points or the po]ls
Schembechler added, "We've had
two games where the offense
didn't get much practice and
that's why we played them some
in the third quarter. I have no
interest in the polls."

Because of that, a home crowd
saw Don Moorhead break a 23-
year old Michigan career record.
Moorhead's first pass in the third
quarter broke previous record-
holder Bob Chappuis' total offen-
sive yardage mark of 3487 yards.
The senior quaterback went on to
gain 153 yards in the game.
Looking like the fabled point-a-
minute teams of Fielding Yost,
Michigan scored on five straight
touchdown drives in the first 23
minutes. An Iowa punt return
fumble made Michigan's first
touchdownveasier, ashMike Old-
ham recovered on the Hawkeye
three and Billy Taylor went in
from the one just two plays later.
The Hawkeyes, who danced a
one, two, three, kick offense most
of the game, shortly gave the ball
back. On steady gainers, Michigan,
traveled 73 yards in six plays with!
the drive culminating on Glenn
Doughty's two yard plunge at left
end. At 8:54 of the .first quarter,
Michigan went up 14-0.
Michigan kept dodging snow-
flakes and Hawkeyes in like man-!
ner all afternoon. Its third touch-
down march from the Wolverine
41 was equally as unhampered as
the second, taking just seven plays.
Five of the six rushes were by Tay-

Special To The Daily
up Purdue defense put its finger
in the dike to stop Ohio State's
scoring wave here yesterday,
holding the Buckeyes to a
meager seven points for 58 min-
It took a 30-yard field goal by
Fred Schram with 2:04 left in
the game to enable the Buckeyes
to eke out a'10-7 win over a
determined Boilermaker squad.
With just over four minutes
left in the game, the Buckeyes
took the ball on their own 34
and drove 53 yards to the Boil-
ermaker 13 to set up the win-
ning field goal.
Ron Maciejowski, who alter-
nated with starting quarterback
Rex Kern in the first half and
played the entire last quarter,
came up with the big play on
the drive-a 23-yard run on the
first play from scrimmage that
put Ohio State into Purdue ter-
ritory for only the second time
in the entire quarter.
Earlier in that last quarter
Maciejowski moved the Buck-
eyes into enemy territory with
a 52-yard pass and run play to
Bruce Jankowski. But the Pur-
due defense, which gave up 65
points in its last three games,
held OSU to a net gain of three
yards in three plays, and a
Schram 35-yard field goal at-.
tempt was way off the mark.
Ohio State managed just a
meager 255 yards and only 12
first downs on offense, and spent
most of the second quarter and
the better part of the second
half trying to get out of its own
The Buckeye defense was even
tougher than the Boilermaker's
though, as Purdue had only
three first downs all afternoon
and totaled a paltry 71 yards in
the snow and wind.
Four times the Boilermakers
were knocking on OSU's goal
line, and four times the Buck-
eye defense stepped in and stop-
ped the threat: The last of these
came when Purdue blocked a


-Daily-Randy Edmonds
FULLBACK FRITZ SEYFERTH (32) struggles for extra yardage despite the efforts of three Iowa
defenders. Seyferth scored one of the eight Michigan touchdowns in the Wolverines' most produc-
tive performance of the season. Seven of the talleys came on the ground as the Mammoth Blue
Wave rushed for 468 yards. The other score came on a fumble recovery by Tom Darden.



punt on a fourth and eight play
on the Buckeye 22, and the re-
covered the ball at the 17. The
Boilermakers went nine yards to
the Ohio State eight, before
Stan Brown was stopped for no
"We never thought of 'a field
goal at the time," Purdue Coach
Bob DeMoss said afterwards.
"We thought we could make the
first down, go in and score. But
now the way it turned out it
might have been a bad deci-
Ohio State mentor Woody
Hayes, gave most of the credit
for the Buckeye victory-their
eighth in eight games-to the
defense. "That goal line stand
was sometthing," he said. "Our
defense totally stopped them all
Indeed, the only way the
Boilermakers got on the score-
board was on the strength of a
96-yard kickoff return by Brown
with a littlerover two minutes
left in the first quarter.
Brown's return, which knotted
the score at 7-7, came right
after the Buckeyes drove 71
yards in six plays, witli full-
back John Brockington bulling
and sprinting the last 26 of
those yards for the touchdown.
Brockington gathered 62 of
his 136 yards on that drive in
three carries. His first run from
scrimmage on the drive went for
25 yards
Ohio State had good field
position throughout the first
quarter but they couldn't get
anything going until Brocking-
ton started finding holes over
right tackle.
The Bucks, who had been
averaging over 34 points a game
coming into yesterday's contest;
were held scoreless in both the
second and third quarters for
the first time this'season.
Richard Nixon,,who watched
the game on TV, called both
coaches to offer his congratu-
lations. He said he wouldn't at-
tend next Saturday's game in
Columbus between Michigan
and Ohio State.

to set up a fifth TD. Moorheadl
found tight end Paul Seymour, top!
receiver with 42, wide open in thei
middle to set up both those touch-t
Moorhead, appearing in his last
home game, rolled left after his
Seymour completion had put the
ball on the Iowa 24. Cutting backl
right, he eluded Hawkeye pursuersc
for the fourth Michigan TD. Fritz
Seyferth joined him in the scoring
column two minutes later, going!
over from the three on Michigan's

Iowa never mustered a sem- tensely. "I don't look back to a
blance of a scoring attack. When year ago. I don't compare circum-
it finally invaded Michigan terri- stances or records. I don't believe
tory with less than a minute left in that stuff. We just hope to be
in the game, a fumble dampened ready to play."
any Hawkeye thought of escaping "You couldn't keep me away
a shutout. from the Ohio State game with a
A p r a c t i c a 11 y impenetrable ton of wild horses,"an only mild-
Michigan defense allowed Iowa ly-injured Betts said.
only six first downs-four in the "You know, I think I'll go to
first half by rushing and a pen- Columbus this weekend," Mich-
alty, and two in the second by igan's peripatetic athletic direc-

passing and rushing.
Most of Hawkeye Roy Bash's


for for 40 yards, Moorhead hand- fifth play of the series. passing and running attempts were
ing him the ball on the two for Nothing Michigan did could hurt spent in backpeddling, as the
his second touchdown. Taylor was its momentum. When Taylor fum- quarterback soaked up 42 of his
leading rusher, gaining 189 yards bled on the five as Michigan was team's 50 yards in rushing losses.
despite being sidelined late in the driving in for a sixth touchdown Defensive end Phil Seymour threw
third quarter by an elbow injury, opening the second half, the in- Hawkeyes for 30 of those 50 yards
"I went-out to block, came down, evitable was only aided. Iowa re- on his total of ten tackles.
and landed on my hand," Taylor covered, promptly fumbling in the "There's been no problem get-
explained. "Then before I could endzone where defensive halfback ting the team up to play this year
get my arm out of the way, I got Tom Darden pounced on it for for any opponent. We're going to
kicked right in the elbow." Michigan's sixth score. play a heckuva big game this
"He bruised his elbow," Schem- By then Michigan's lead was a weekend," Schembechler said in-
bechler informed. "It doesn't look warmly -comfortable 42-0. Two
serious. He could have gone back more romps in the fourth quarter
in." As a precautionary measure, brought Michigan's final margin. ,
X-rays were being taken. to 55. Lance Scheffler got his first..
Hampered by his ankle injury, of the day, capping Michigan's 56-
safety Jim Betts played about a yard push with a five yard run *
third of the game. "We held Betts back around left tackle.
out when we saw how the game When another Iowa fumble,
was going," Schembechler said, their fifth for the day, was re-
"He could have played." Tackle covered by Michigan's Dana Coin z
Werner Hall was still sidelined by on Iowa's 18 near the game's end,..
a pinched nerve. Dave Zuccarelli took the fourth
The Wolverines ground out a series play over from the seven.
fourth touchdown on their next Coin, kicking extra points all day,
69-yard, nine-plays gambol; then missed on his eighth and final try.
Frank Gusich recovered another That broke his 15 consecutive PAT
Hawkeye fumble on the Iowa 47 string. f'

tor Don Canham said.
None of the Wolverines will be
saying much more between now
and this Saturday, deferring to a
Fifth Amendment attitude of' not
incriminating themselves and pre-
ferring to speak with actions.
"If it is quiet here," Supreme-
Court Justice Holmes once said of
his bench, "it is the quiet of a
storm center."
In another time, in a f otally
estranged context, that remark
comes home again.

Bruce Elliott (21), Tom Darden thwart
Kerry Reardon's catch



of the
the Vt

By PHIL HERTZ ment on the Ohio State game. but I'd be playing against 'them this' crowd's chant "sure sounded good,
e first season ended yester- still felt he ought to note, "All we year." but it depends a lot on next week."
for Michigan's Mammoth want to do is win them all." The thoughts of Tom Darden Hill played down the number
Wave, the second season be- The little middle guard was not centered more on his first college one ranking. "They can out us
and ends next Saturday. about to take anything for grant- touchdown which occurred when number fifty on the polls. It
ed in spite of the Buckeyes' slug- linebacker Mike Taylor slammed doesn't matter to us. All we want
ere was little doubt that that gish play in recent weeks. "They'rer into Iowa tailback Levi Mitchell to do is win football games."
the all-pervading sentiment still a really good team, and I'm prompting a fumble which Dar- Glenn Doughty refused to com-
e Michigan locker room after quite certain they'll be ready to den fell on in the end zone for the ment on a number one ranking,
Wolverines' thrashing of the play football. It'll be a great foot- score. The exuberant defensive but the Wolverine tailback Drob-
Hawkeyes. Despite the fact ball game." halfback said, "I really felt great, ably had the best perspective on
every Wolverine was s tilll Phil Seymour who missed last it's always great to score." Darden next week's game. "When Michi-
ing the highlights of yester- ya'ichy O mSae g did note that the Ohio State game gan plays O h i o State, ratings
game and trying to steer and yesterday led the Wolverine "would really be a big one." don't m e a n a thing. You can
of any controversial state- defense with eight solo tackles and By the time the final whistle throw out all those comparison
about next week's clash in two assists said he had no more blew, the Hawkeyes had lost six scores when Michigan meets Ohio
rbus, most of the Michigan ;,4-h ----------- I fumbles. two of which led direct- State."

-Daily-Thomas R. Copt

T. D. (Torm Darden, 35) pounces for the TD

players were unable to keep their of the Mammoth Blue Wave, but
thoughts off /the Ohio State game. did say, "I was disappointed when
Michigan defensive c a p t a i n I knew I wouldn't play against.
Henry Hill avoided a direct com- them last year, but then I knew,

Hello, Columbus


Rushing 27
Passing 4
Rushing 468
Passing 93
Completed 6
intercepted by 0
Yards interceptions ret'd 0
((Rushes and Passes) 95
'*UNTS, Number 2
Average distance 36
KICKOFFS, returned by 1
Punts 26




3 17
1 2
Totals 78 477
Passing _
Att. Comp.
11 6
6 1
Total 17 7




ly to Maize-and-Blue touchdowns.
One of the Michigan recoveries
was made by wolfman Frank Gu-
sich. Gusich was one of the few
Wolverines who had a complaint
about yesterday's game. "The on-
ly thing bad about this week's
game was t h a t we had to go
downfield on all those kickoffs,"
but Gusich quickly added, "I sure
won't mind doing that again next
While most of the comments af-
ter the game were devoted to Ohio
State and yesterday's game (Mich-
igan's biggest rout of Iowa since
1902, when the Hawkeyes fell 102-
0), there was also some discussion
of the crowd's chanting of "We're
Number One." For the first time
in recent memory the Wolverines'
overbearing performance and the
near upsets of Ohio State a n d
Notre Dame prompted the 66,189
fans in attendance to start the
cry in any sustained matter.
0iin;.hank n M~7bfrnr1h~vko 14u

"We blew them out real quick."
Bo Schembechler must be bucking (if
we dare use the word buck) for the
understatement of the year award.
But then, what else could the man say.
Not even the 55-0 final score reflected
the Wolverines' total dominance of their
Item: Iowa managed eight yards in
their first nine plays. By this time, Mich-
igan had amassed a 21-0 lead.
Item: Michigan totalled 33 first downs
despite the fact that the reserves played
about one-third of the game. The 33 first
downs were one short of the Big Ten


Number Yds.
3 36
2 42
1 5
1 10
Totals 7 93
No. Yards Avg.
2 72 36.0

ping game. They rushed 43 times for 88
yards, an average of two yards per try.
The harried Bash got off only eight
passes, completing but three for a meager
34 yards.
Item: Co-captain and middle guard
Henry Hill still contends that "the de-
fense has not played their best game."
For better or worse, they have one more
And it was that one more chance, Sat-
urday's dream showdown against Ohio
State at Columbus, that perhaps posed
Michigan's biggest obstacle yesterday.
"It was hard not to look ahead," Bo
said after the game. "But everyone, the

Still, no one was saying mu
be ready," Bo said, "you can be
But the Wolverine coach d
anything that could add mo
the Buckeyes' well-stoked reve
"Some people are playing
up as a Bo vs. Woody affair
'But it's Michigan vs. Ohio S
thing else is ridiculous. Don'
me wth Woody, that makes hin
"And if you try to talk to t
about OSU," he continued, "
tell you much." He was right
is guarding against a slip ofi
that could give offense to the
All that anyone would say

uch. "We'll be at stake. THE game will be everything
t on that." everyone had expected it to be since long
lownplayed before the season began.
re fuel to For better or worse, the anticipation
nge fire. that has enveloped the Buckeye game for
this game so long has obscured Michigan's accom-
," he said. plishments this season. The Wolverines
tate-any- are 9-0, their best record since 1948. They
t compare have yielded a meager seven touchdowns,
n look bad. and most of these have been set up by
the players long bombs or scored against prevent de-
they won't fenses. Only Michigan State has sustained
Everyone drives agaisnt the rugged Blue defense.
the tongue The offense, which was so jittery in
Buckeyes. the early season, has averaged 38 points
is that it per game in conference play, and the



Tries Gains Loss Net
12 28 7 21
16 63 0 63
1I 17 42 -25


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