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Saturday, September 14, 1974


Page Fifteen

SatudaySepembe 14,197 THEMICIGANDAIL Pae Fitee

Purdue seeks

Over the last several seasons,
it has been commonplace for
Michigan fans to assume that
in the Big Ten, only Ohio State
gives the Wolverines trouble.
But if you look closely at the
last three seasons, you'll see
that the Boilermakers of Purdue
have also been a near-fatal
thorn in the Michigan side.
Take 1971 for example. The
Maize and Blue were 9-0, look-
ing ahead to Ohio State, when
they were ambushed by the
Boilers. It took a last-second
field goal by Dana Coin to pull
out a perilous 20-17 Michigan
THE IDENTICAL thing hap-
pened in 1972, when a final-min-
ute boot by Mike Lantry ac-
counted for a 9-6 'M' victory.
This year, though, don't hold
your breath waiting for Purdue
to finally turn the trick. The
Boilermakers still don't look
like a real threat to break into
the Ohio State-Michigan domin-
ation of the Big Ten.
Purdue coach Alex Agase,
who begins his second year as
head man in West Lafayette af-
ter nine years of being boss at
Northwestern, would like to for-
get last year and write it off

as a season in which the team
had to adjust to his new
Offensively, the strong areas
for Purdue are in the running
back and receiver positions.
Boiler burners
S. 14 Wisconsin
S. 21 Miami, O
' S. 28 at Notre Dame
0. 5 at Duke
0. 12 Illinois
0. 19 at Northwestern
0. 26 at Michigan State
N. 2 Iowa
N. 9 Minnesota
N. 23 Indiana
Agase boasts three fine backs
to haul the ball when he desires
to go to the ground. At full-
back, Pete Gross returns from
a solid year in which he was
the team's leading rusher.
Mike Northington, a 5-10, 170,
scatback back, gets by on
lightning speed and quickness
and will do a lot of racing
around the ends. Scott Dierk-
ing, on the other hand is built
at 5-10, 205 for up-the-middle
The receiving end of the at-

tack will also be in experienced
hands. Split end Larry Burton,
a former Big Ten sprint champ,
might be the country's fastest
pass-catcher. Tight end Barry
Santini, 6-4, is surehanded and
also a fine blocker. Wingback
Errol Patterson is less proven,
but Agase seems satified.
THE PURDUE defense also
has its high and low points. The
middle of the defensive line
looks solid, but everything else
appears to be more than a bit
The only defensive positions
Agase can be really certain
about are middle guard and the
tackles. Left tackle Ken Novak,
middle guard Mark Gorgal, and
right tackle Stan Parker are all
big, strong, and most important
of all, did well last year in
starting roles.
Overall, the Boilermakers are
so inexperienced that it's hard
to tell whether they'll be a
little better, or a little worse.
One thing seems sure, though,
that they're not likely to be the
team that breaks out of the
Little Eight and challenges the
Big Two.

PURDUE DEFENSIVE END Ron Hardy drags down the
Wolverines' Gordon Bell in last year's 34-9 Michigan win.

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