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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Saturday, September 14, 1974

Badgers face killer line-up

By ROGER ROSSITER
John Jardine thinks his Wis-
consin Badgers "will be a good
football team." Jardine may be
right, but with the murderous
schedule the Badgers face no
one may ever know.
Starting September 21, the
Badgers have a string of five
consecutive games that could-
n't be any rougher if they were
scheduled by the devil himself.
Wisconsin opens its season at
Purdue, a piece of cake cam-
pared to the next five Satur-
days. After the lid lifter, the
Badgers host Nebraska, visit
Badger baiters
S. 14 at Purdue
S. 21 Nebraska
S. 28 at Colorado
0. 5 Missouri
0. 12 at Ohio State
0. 19 MICHIGAN
0. 26 at Indiana
N. 2 Michigan State
N. 9 at Iowa
N. 16 at Northwestern
N. 23 Minnesota
Colorado, host Missouri, visit
Ohio State and finally host
Michigan. If Wisconsin survives
that ordeal, the home stretch
should be a breeze.
OFFENSIVELY, the Badgers
possess a lot of proven per-
formers. Junior tailback Bill
Marek rushed for 1207 yards in
241 carries - which converts
to five yards a crack -- sec-
ond in the Big Ten to Archie
Griffin.
Quarterback Gregg B o h lig
completed 78 aerials in 172 at-
tempts for 1211 yards and eight
touchdowns last year. Bohlig's
top target, Jeff Mack, returns
for his third year as the Bad-
gers' flanker. Mack led Wiscon-
sin in receptions his sophomore
and junior seasons and will
battle Purdue's Larry Burton
for all-Big Ten honors this sea-
son.
JUNIOR Dennis Lick anchors
the Badger offensive line from
his tackle position. He and sen-
ior tight end Jack Novack give
the Badgers two of the top line-
men in the conference. Lick
should get a lot of attention in
All-America balloting, if not
this year than certainly in his
senior season.
Split end Art Sanger, tackle
Bob Johnson, guards Rick Ko-
eck, and Terry Stieve, and cen-
ter Joe Norwick round out a
seasoned Badger offensive line.
Reserves are not plentiful, and
injuries could create serious
problems throughout the line.
Combining with the one-two
punch of Bohlig and Marek in
the Wisconsin backfield is full-

back Ken Starch. The 5-11, 207
junior averaged 5.4 yards per
carry last year and is a devas-
tating blocker in front of Ma-
rek.
As prolific as Wisconsin's of-
fense proved to be last year,
it's defense was equally porous.
The Badgers rolled up 3849
yards offensively, but yielded
3944 yards to the opposition.
W I S C 0 N S I N' S defen-
sive strength lies in the ends.
Seniors Mark Zakula and Mike
Vesperman head a list of ten
defensive starters returning
from '73.
Only the middle guard posi-
tion will be in non-veteran
hands, but considering the inef-
fectiveness the Badgers suf-
fered through defensively, Wis-
consin fans will have to be re-
served optimists.
Ken Simmons, the Big Ten's
leading punter a year ago, with
a 40.8 average, will again han-
dle the chore of booting the
Badgers out of trouble. Sim-
mons is also an experienced re-
serve cornerback behind start-
ers Alvin Peabody and Greg
Lewis.
R E A L I S T I C A L L Y,
the Badgers have little chance
of overhauling Michigan and
Ohio State in the race for the

WISCONSIN QUARTERBACK Gregg Bohlig sets up to pass last season against Purdue. Bohlig,
second top thrower in the conference in 1973, will be the major threat when the Wolverines take
on the Badgers this year.
Irs HARD TO GET FREE CIDER
I FOR THE 15TH YEAR

Bill Marek
roses. Wisconsin did, however,
play an extremely strong first
half against the Buckeyes last
year, trailing only 7-0 at inter-
mission. Ohio State finally wore
Wisconsin down in the second
half on its way to a hard fought
24-0 victory, but the Badgers'
performance proved their capa-
bility as a spoiler to the Big
Ten's heavies.
Wisconsin's season finale in
Madison against the Minnesota
Gophers could be its most cru-
cial game of the season. Both
the Badgers and Gophers are
prime candidates for the num-
ber three spot in the confer-
ence, and that season ending
showdown could be the decider.

Football '74 and That Means the Barrel Is Out Again,
With FREE CIDER at TICE'S MEN'S SHOP on Home
Game Saturday Mornings.
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Season and Tice's Has the Biggest Selection in Ann
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