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Page Eight


Sunday, September 22, 1974

THE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday, September 22, 1974

roger ..
over and out
Hey Coach,..
.. how about Denny?
OKAY, Bo Schembechler, you told us so. You told us all about
Denny Franklin and how great he is. You told us he's the
best open field -runner on the team. You told us you wouldn't
trade him even up for any other quarterback in the country, and
we said, "Sure Bo," hiding our giggles so we wouldn't offend you.
But until yesterday, we never really got a chance to see all
those wonderful things you've been telling us about Denny. At
least we never saw them so convincingly.
The way "Dennis the Menace" masterfully dissected the
Colorado defense in the Wolverines 31-0 win, was just like you
told -us - magnificent.
You really put Franklin on the spot, though, Bo. Thank
goodness he had no ill effects from his virus, or we may have
heard you speaking all those losing coach's alibis. Because, you
too must admit, the Buffaloes would. have given you holy hell
without Franklin.
Now I'm not knocking Mark Elzinga. "Z" played a
super game against Iowa under tremendous pressure, but
there's no way anyone could expect him to pull off the magic
Franklin displayed yesterday. Care for a little enumeration?
* Franklin completed 11 of 16 passes for 115 yards and one
* Franklin ran for 69 yards in 13 carries.
Franklin passed for eight first downs.
" Franklin ran for four first downs.
O Franklin made the "big play" on two key third down
situations in every Michigan scoring drive, and ran for a first
down on fourth and two to keep alive the final touchdown drive.

Gri dder

(Continued from Page 1)
Franklin's pass hit him per
fectly to give Michigan first-
and-goal on the nine.:
ING Chuck Heater over Colo-
rado's right tackle, moved the'
ball down to the four, and on NI(
the next play, Lytle took a B
pitchout, swept right end, MA
stretched his arms in an at-........
tempt to get the ball across the burst thr
goal line, and fumbled when his over cente
elbow struck the ground. lowing pla
Franklin fell on the ball in Buffalo
the end zone, and Lantry's kick Johnson fu
made the score 14-0. , his ownZ
Michigan's first possession in< Lantry's 19
the second half resulted in an- the score
other missed field goal, this The fin
one from 49 yards out. But the drive, an
second time the Wolverine got
the ball in the third quarter,
they iced the game.
STARTING ON their 24, the
Maize and Blue put together
a 9-play, 74-yard skein. A 19- Franklin
yard Franklin shot to Lytle, Heater
brought the ball to Colorado's Lytem
30. Next, Lytle carried a Frank- Bell
lin pitchout around the same Richardson
flank for 24 yards to the Qolo-C ab
rado six, and Chuck Heater4

ough a gaping hole-
r to score on the fol-
kick-returner Melvin
umbled the. kickoff ,on
23. Five plays later,
9-yard field goal made
al Michigan scoring
88-yard, 15-play af-,

fair, provided a fitting climax
to the day's action.
FRANKLIN HIT three tosses
for 33 yards, including the 5-
yard touchdown to DenBoer,
while the big ground play was
a spectacular 25-yard sweep
around left end by Gordie Bell.
That was it for the Wolver-
ine first string, and the scor-
ing. It was a satisfying day,
marred only by a serious knee
injury suffered by defensive
end Larry Johnson.
Dave Metz, and Carl Russ,
both of whom sat down with
pinched neck nerves, should be
ready next week when the
Wolverines host Navy, the sur-
orising 7-6 conquerors of Penn

Buffaloes fricasseed

13 69 5.3
16 74 4.6
13. 66 5.1
4 4 1.0
6 49 8.2
2' 8 4
1' 1 1.0
1 2 2.0

Daily Photo by STEVE KAGAN
HEISMAN TROPHY CANDIDATE Dennis Franklin fires a bullet during the second half of
yesterday's Colorado-Michigan game. Guard Dave ;Metz '(65) and center Dennis Franks (50)
give-him all the protection he needs.


Franklin did all that despite having only
tice after ten days of inactivity. A ten day
Franklin said, "I was sleeping all the time.

three days' prac-
stretch of which
I didn't do any-




The facts prove Denny's importance to the Wolverines,
and none of his teammates say anything to the contrary.
"Having him in there gave us a moral lift," reasoned split
end Jim Smith, who caught five Franklin passes for 50 yards.
"Denny was just puttin' it in there;" he s.aid of the passes.
"He's (Franklin) a phenomenal athlete," smiled tailback Rob
Lytle. "Having him in there opens up the options and opens up
the middle for the fullbacks."
Franklin took a little time to get untracked and admitted,
"I didn't have my rhythm and timing right away. I was kind
of cocked up before the game. I tried to get into the game from
the bench last week, but it was hard. Today I was ready."
Denny praised his receivers and the offensive line for his
aerial success, especially Smith. "Smitty's tremendous," he
said. "He's got super hands. He's a super receiver."
Colorado's front five, one of the largest in college football,
gave Michigan's forward line early problems, but Franklin's
passing opened them up. By the second half, the Wolverine of-
fensive line was blowing open big holes for the backs.
"We were psyched for them," claimed center Dennis Franks.
"They're;big and strong, (Steve) Griffin their middle guard and
(Jeff) Geiser were hitters."
Seldom in recent seasons has any team stymied Michi-
gan's overland express to the point where a passing game was
essential. Colorado offered an exception to the rule.
"You guys always complain about not seeing any passing,"
quipped Schembechler to the media, "well they threw a lot and
we sure threw a lot. There goes my reputation as the old grind
them outer."
Bo would not admit, that the forward pass will be a more
integral part of Michigan's attack. "That looked like an aerial
circus for us," he mused, shaking his head.
Bo, you must remember, remains a defensive oriented
coach, who much prefers the run to the pass. Bo also likes to
play games with the press. He may say he doesn't plan to pass
and plan to do it anyway.
I have to believe he had every intention to pass frequently
in assembling his game plan. Why else would he frequently
utilize the drop back pass over the rollout style used almost
exclusively in the past? That's a major strategy change for Bo,
and you can bet he didn't want people making waves about it.
So don't give me that hard line approach Bo. I believe
your quarterback may be the best in the land, and I know.
both you and Denny never think about the Heisman Trophy.
Just like you said, "Denny's out there playing for Michigan
to win, like everybody else, not for any awards."
So remember one thing, Bo, and we'll get along fine. When
Denny Franklin throws all those passes for all those yards in
the games to come, I was the one who told you all about it, and
you laughed at me.

From Wire Service Reports down, as the Illini rou
The critics of the Big Ten, ford 41-7.
those who call it the "Big Two Sophomore tailback
plus Eight," must be choking lips ran for 125 yards
on their cornflakes this morning touchdowns in the rout
as the Conference rocketed back The Cardinals wer
into national prominance with hapless on offense as
three major upsets on a day lost three fumbles in
brimming with upsets. to the four intercep
Wisconsin started the day of Gow.
upsets by nipping over-confi- Illinois kicker Dan
dent Nebraska 21-20 as quar- also booted two field
terback Gregg Bohlig passed 29 and 24 yards respec
for a touchdown with 3:29 In an independent
left to play. unranked Navy, a 24-
At that time, the Cornhuskers derdog, stunned eigh
were on top 20-14 but had been Penn State with a sec
stymied in a drive for a touch- iod touchdown and co
down minutes earlier as the and then held on fora
Badgers held Nebraska on the tor yover the fumbling
Wisconsin two-yard line and Lions in rain swept
they had to settle for a field Stadium yesterday.
goal. Navy fullback Bob
Nebraska's star quarterback, swept to his left and
David Humm, left the game in four-yard touchdown
the second quarter with a hip
injury, and his replacement, ti,.:::..s:.:'.:":.:

ted Stan-'
Jim Phi-
and three
e totally
they also
ptions by
goals of.
t battle,
point un-
cond per-
a 7-6 vic-;
g Nittany
threw aI
pass to

Robin Ameen with 14:06 left in
the second quarter. Sophomore
Steve Dykes then booted what
turned out to be the winning
With 4:42 left in the final per-'
iod Penn State finally scored on
a five-yard pass from Tom Shu-
man to Jerry Jerame.
Penn State Coach Joe Paterno
then decided to try for a two-i
point conversion instead of set-
tling for a possible tie. Shuman
threw a pass intended for Jim
Eaise but Navy defenders broke
it up.
Penn State kicked off and
held the Middies, forcing a punt
and giving the Nittany Lions a
last ditch chance to save their
20 - game home field winning
streak and 13 game winning
Penn State moved to a first
down at the Navy 28, but three

plays failed to make a first
down and Chris Bahr missed his
fourth field goal of the game,
a 43-yarder that was long
enough but wide to the right.
Penn State out-sloshed Navy'
in running 267 to 87 yards and
in the air, 108 yards to 84. Thea
big statistical story, however,
was that Penn State fumbled
seven times and lost five on
the rain soaked field.j

Pa Pc Int Yds TdI
Franklin 16 11 0 114 1
Elzinga 1 0 0 0° 0
No. Yds TdI
Smith 5 50 0
Chapman 1 4 0
Den Boer 3 31 1
Lytle 1' 19 0
Bell 1 11 0
No. Yds AveI
Anderson 4 161 40.2
No. Yds TdI
Chapman 1 22 '0
No. Yds TdI
Brown 3 98 1
Att Yds Loss Net Av
Kunz 7 31 0 31 4.
Waddy 11 28 9 19 1
Logan 2 10 0 10 5
Williams 4 2 0 2
Moorehead 1 0 3 -3 --3.
Crutchmer 4 7 3 4 1
Brace 1 1 0 1 1

Pa Pc Int Yds Td Long
TD William 16 8 0 83 0 17
- 1 Crutchnmer 1C 5 1 34 0 14
No. Yds Td Long
0 Logan 5 57 0 12
0 Ferguson 1 14 0 14
0 Koncar "1 -3 0 --3
0 Moorehead'2 11 0 6
waddy 2 15 0 9
Kuz1 9 0 9
Brace 1 14 0 14
19KNo. Yds Ave Long
0 IKoleski 9 338 37.5 49
Long No. Yds Td Long
16 Johnson 3 74- 0 33
4 Ferguson 2 46 0 29
19 No. Yds Td Long
11 Logan 1 4 0 4
Perry 2. 19 0 .24
Longl Mich. Coo.
43 First Downs 21 10
i By Rushing . 12 3
Long i By Passing 8 7
?.2 By Penalty 1 0
Rushing Attempts 56 30
Net Yards Rushing 273 64
Long .Net Yards Passing 115 117
88 Passes Attempted 17 27
1 Passes Completed 11 13
Passes Had Intercepted 0 1
vg Td Total Offensive Plays 73 57
E4 0= Total Net Yards 388 181
.7 0 Average Gain Per Play 5.3 3.2
.0 0 Fumbles-Number-Lpst 1-0 1-1
.5 0 Penalties-Number-Yds 4-20 6-40
.0 0 Interceptions-No.-Yds 1-0 0-0
.0 0 Number of Punts-Yds 4-161 9-338
.0 0" Average per punt 40.2 37.5






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Earl Everett threw an intercep-
tion with 2:40 to play to clinch
the victory for Wisconsin.
At Iowa City, the Hawkeyes
of Iowa, losers of 12 straight
games over two years, broke
their string with a bang as
they pounded Pacific Coast
Conference power and nation-
ally ranked UCLA 21-10.
Quarterback Rob Fick threw
two touchdown passes, one in
the second quarter to Dave
Jackson and another after a1
Bruin fumble a few minutes
later to give Iowa a 14-3 lead
at halftime.
A 67-yard drive, entirely on
the ground by UCLA, culminat-
ed in a touchdown and the
Bruins closed to within four 14-
10 with 14:58 to play. The Hawk-
eyes dug in however and even
added another nail in the Bruin
coffin with a touchdown by
Mark Fetter with 1:28 to go in'
the game.
The Hawkeyes had an excel-
lent day offensively as they
rolled up 351 total yards to 276
for the Bruins.
Illinois defensive back Mike
Gow had a field day with
Stanford as he intercepted
four passes, one for a touch-



MICHIGAN 31, Colorado 0
Ohio State 51, Oregon State 10
Michigan State 19, Syracuse 0
Wisconsin 21, Nebraska 20
Minnesota 42, North Dakota 30
Miami (O) 7, Purdue 7
Iowa 21, UCLA 10
Illinois 41, Stanford 7
Arizona 35, Indiana 20
Notre Dame 49, Northwestern 3
DAILY LIBELS 69, Madame Erika's
Girls 0
West Virginia 16, Kentucky 3
Ohio U., 20, Kent State 0
Pittsburgh 27, Georgia Tech 17
Miami (F) 20, Houston 3
Florida 17, Maryland 10
N.E. Louisiana 17, Eastern
Michigan 14
No. Carolina State 31, Clemson 10
Oklahoma State 26, Arkansas 7
N. Texas State at Tulsa, inc.
Navy 7, Penn State 6
Auburn 52, Chattanooga 7
Missouri 28, Baylor 21
California 17, San JoseState 16
Washington 31, Iowa State 28
Washington State 17, Idaho 10
Siipery Rock 31, Muskingum
College 0
Southern Methodist 28, Virginia
Tech 25

Holy Cross 45, Brown 10
Denison Univ 14, Albion 7
Texas A & M 21, Louisiana St. 14
wayne State 8, St. Joseph's 6
Central Michigan 21, North
Michigan 7
Virginia 38, william & Mary 28
NortheCarolina 31, Wake Forest 0
Tulane 31, Army 14
Alabama 52, Southern Mississippi 0
Duke 20, South Carolina 14
West Michigan 30, Northern
Illinois 13
New York 14, Cleveland 7
Boston 6, Baltimore 5, 10 inn.
Milwaukee 6, Detroit 2
Minnesota 8, California 1
Kansas City 4, Texas 1, 1st game
Oakland 3, Chicago 2
Chicago 19, St. Louis 4
Neww York 4, Pittsburgh 2
Phila at Montreal, ppd. due to rain
San Francisco 8, Cincinnati 6
San Diego 4, Los Angeles 3
Houston 6, Atlanta 5

By Wire Service Reports
The Big Ten played a full slate of games
yesterday and went 7-2-1 against their non-
conference opponents. Besides the upsets Wis-
consin, Iowa and Illinois brought upon their
rivals, six other games rounded out Big Ten
three touchdowns and Len Willis returned a
kickoff 97 yards yesterday at Columbus, power-
ing second ranked Ohio State to a 51-10 football
rout of Oregon State.
Freshman Ray Griffin, carrying the ball for
the first time in college, scored on runs of nine
and 12 yards and his heralded brother, Archie,
darted in from the 19.
Ohio State's alternating fullbacks, 250-pound
Pete Johnson and 231-pound "Champ" Henson,
each scored on two-yard runs. Buckeye quarter-
back Cornelius Greene sped 36 yards for the
other Ohio touchdown.
caught a 30-yard touchdown pass just before
halftime and tailback Rich Baes added two
fourth-quarter scores yesterday'at East Lansing,
as MSU shutout Syracuse 19-0.
Michigan State showed just one touch of the
explosive offense that riddled Northwestern last
week-the scoring strike from quarterback Char-
lie Baggett-but exhbited a consistent ground
back Tony Dungy fired a team - record four
touchdown passes-three to Rick Upchurch-.
and scored another to rally sluggish Minnesota

past stubborn small college power North Da-
kota X42-30.
Nevertheless, North Dakota, ranked 11th na-
tionally at the college division level, shocked the
Gophers when Dakota scored a field goal and
a touchdown the first two times it had the ball.
PURDUE WAS TIED by Miami, of Ohio, 7-7,
with less than three minutes to play when Steve
Sann threw a wobbly 35-yard touchdown pass to
Ricky Taylor.
Purdue, now 0-1-1, had scored in the third
quarter when Scott Dierking, a stubby sopho-
more tailback, cracked over from three yards
out. Both teams had other opportunities to
score but Miami lost a TD after a' penalty and
Purdue had a late drive fall short.
TOP-RANKED NOTRE DAME, shaking off a
stuttering start, ignited a 21-point third quarter
on Ron Goodman's 62;yard touchdown run, and
crashed struggling Northwestern 49-3. The vic-
tory was the 13th straight for.the'Irish.
Unfortunately for Northwestern, it lost quar-
terback Mitch Anderson in the second half with
a shoulder injury.
ARIZONA TRAVELED to Bloomington and
trounced Indiana 35-20. Bruce Hill ran Arizona's
veer offense and figured in five touchdowns.
Arizona was 18th ranked coming into the contest.
The Wildcats started to move only after the
first quarter, effectively mixing the pass and
the run. Indiana fell for the ninth consecutive
time over two seasons and itssecond time this
year; however Indiana's defense showed some
strength in the first quarter.

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Defense clicks orBue
By GEORGE HASTINGS tered. "It was just a great defensive try a ridiculously long field goal. Rick Koschalk, had his problems and
INEVITABLY, the majority of the effort by them, no question about The job the Blue defenders did in Timmy Davis returned from the in-
91,000-plus throng 1Ie f t Michigan that. We couldn't get anything going the first half was of vital importance jured list and displayed his fine old
Stadium yesterday talking about one with any consistency out there, es- to the outcome of the game, as the style. Larry Johnson was helped off
subject-the devastating triumphant pecially on first down. They just play offense had problems getting untrack- the field, with what could be a very
return of Heisman Trophy candidate great defense all the time." ed. Dennis Franklin and company serious knee injury, and Larry Banks
Dennis Franklin. The Wolverines' own mentor Mr. could mount only one sustained drive stepped in to do a fine job.
But for those who seriously con- Schembechler, of course, was a bit in the first half, the drive that re- When linebacker Carl Russ was also
sider the remaining games, on the more conservative in praising his own sulted in Michigan's second touch- shaken up, Calvin O'Neal filled in
Big Ten and even on the national crew. "Anytime a defense keeps a down. quite adeqautely. Returning from in-
football scene, another lesson should team from scoring, I think that -de- But defensive captain Brown, sig- juries, Tom Drake saw a little duty
also be taken: The 1974 Michigan de- fense is pretty good, don't you?" he nal-caller Steve Strinko, and their at the wide corner. Finally, Geoff
fense is once again the backbone of asked rhetorically. comrades kept the Wolverines in solid Steger came in at wolf and accounted
the team. As Schembechler pointed out, the control of the contest. for the Wolverine interception.
No one, of course, wants to take defense's performance more or less
anything away from Denny, who was spoke for itself, as the statistics re- THOSE EFFORTS bought time and ALL IN ALL, yesterday's Michigan
magnificent. But for the s e c o n d vealed. The Buffaloes gained a mere a comfortable halftime spread for defense really can't really be de-
straight game, while the Wolverine 181 total yards and on 30 rushes they Michigan, and when Franklin shifted scribed by such terms as "awesome'
' offense had its ups and downs, the came up with a pitiful 64 net yards. into high gear in the third quarter it or "overwhelming." As Colorado of-
defense was consistently stingy. The was all over. fensive lineman Doug Payton put it,
defense completely thwarted the Colo- ADDITIONALLY, t h e defenders Yesterday's performance was typi- "They were just solid, not doing any-
rado attack nosting a shutout after came up with a fumble recovery and cal of Michigan defensive gems of thing special, just not making any

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