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Saturday, October 12, 1974


Page Seven

Satuday Ocober12,197 THEMICIGA DAIY Pge eve





By AL HRAPSKY yard run from scrimmage, and .. ...... .
In the past, sportswriters, Dave Brown returned a punt;
television announcers, and even, for another 53 yard score in aD a l
the average Saturday afternoon 31-0 Michigan victory. D ail
football fan have insisted that Schembechler, always hesi-
the books be thrown out and tant to play Swami before a p o rts
the favorite disregarded when big game, shied away from
Michigan and MSU step out on predicting a repeat of ghat NIGHT EDITOR.t
the gridiron. But a little incen- slaughter. JEFF SCHILLER
tive provided by MSU's Bert "WE'RE BACK in the con- :.":.:....::: w.:
Smith may tip the balances this ference," quoth Bo, "and r.ny. .
afternoon, when the teams meet of the teams remaining on our anemic in those departments a,
for the 67th time. schedule are capable of beating team must be strong at to win.
After the 10-10 deadlock with us. I don't care what they have Surprisingly enough, the MWch-j
Ohio State last year, the Spar- done in the past, I'm planning igan offense, usually noted for
tan athletic director cast his on going into each game with its six points and a cloud of
Q Rose Bowl vote against the the thought that there is no dust" running game, n vs ac-
Wolverines. Even though Bo favorite." tually thrown more passes than
Schembechler insists that the The Spartans, who started the MSU this year. Thisbafternoon
controversy will not result in an season impressively with vic- aerial artists will be Dennis
act of venegeance, his players tories over a weak Northwest- Franklin with 22 compyetions
are not likely to forgive and ern team 41-7 and against Syra- out of 35 tosses for 285 yards
forget so easily. cuse 19-0, were humilliated 56- and two TDs so far, and MSJs
DENNY STOLZ, second year 14 by UCLA and dropped a close Charlie Baggett, who is 13 out
Spartan coach, claims that "I'm 19-14 match to sixth-ranked of 32 for 343 yards and four
a coach who has to get a team Notre Dame in their last two TDs.
ready to play one of the great contests. STOLZ ADDED some insight
teams of the country. But their battle against the into the success of the Wolvir-
"I like that," Stolz maintains. Irish might have had a differ- ine passing game:
"That's all that concerns me." ent outcome if MSU could have "I don't think there's a faster
Last year in an East Lansing avoided some costly fumbles. team in the Big Ten, he ob
monsoon, the Spartans coughed "GOING I N T O the N o t r e served. "Their passing is very
up the ball six times, Gil Chap- Dame game we thought we ..."...... .
man recorded a dazzling 53 were going to win," Stolz com-
mented. "That judgment was
based on our study of their Big Ten
game films, and except for . i
those early fumbles we could Stndings
have won it."
Although Stolz has assembled W L
one of the more interesting MICHIGAN 1 0
o s U MSU units since the glory days Ohio State 1 0
of Bubba Smith, Gene Washing- Illinois
t .n '1d Clin t tJ~ the S Michigan State 1 0

effective too, partly because'
everyone is so concernud with
Michigan's run."
Probably the most explosive
quarterback that the Maize and
Blue have faced this year, Bag-
gett should pose a persistent
threat to the Wolverine defense
with his Fran Tarkent n style
of running. Last week, he hurt
the tough Notre Dame defense
with several long scrambles. I
Hockey Coach Dan Farrell
will be attending a special
emergency meeting of W.C.-
H.A. 'league officials and
NCAA officials this Sunday
night at Minneapolis. The
purpose of the meeting will
be to clearly define amateur-
ism for U.S. college and
junior teams, in response to
NCAA claims that eligibility
rules have been seriously
violated this year.
Baggett leads the Spartan
rushing attack, averaging 6.1
yards per carry for over 200
total yards.
express" may be stalled by a
rugged MSU defense, whose
frpnt line and linebacking corps
gave little ground inside its own
30-yard line against the Irish.
Spartan linebacker twins Pat
and Terry McClowry both have
injured shoulders, b,.it each has
been pronounced ready to go.
Tailback Rich Baes and of-
fensive tackle Ray Spencear have
also sustained injuries, while
Charles Bullock's bad knee still
causes him problems.
"Perhaps our tough schedule
is starting to catch ap wih us,"

Stolz remarked. "But through
the years I've heard of an owe-
ful lot of players who were 'out'
of the Michigan game on Men-
day but showed up on Satur-
day," he added.
Offensively, the Maize and
Blue will have to. play a much
better first half than they did
against the inspired Stanford
Cardinals last week in Palo
Alto. Although the defense lim-
ited the Cardinals to three field
goals in the first half, the of-
fense could counter with only
two field goals of its own at the
same time.
"IT WAS a close game at
Stanford and it reaffirms my
thinking that those national rat-
ings early in the season mean
nothing," Scheinbechler affirm-
ed. "You have to go out there
and prove that you can wia."
"Saturday it's Michigan vs.
Michigan State. I don't want to
say any more," he added.
Even though Gerald Ford
probably won't take time out
from his speaking engagements
to sit in on the game and remi-
nisce about the good old days
at the Big U, and even if MSU's
band o u t p l a y s Michigan's
Marching Machine, the Wolver-
ines figure to be ready to prove
that Bert Smith's vote last year
was one helluva blunder.
AT 1 P.M.

Doily Photo by KEN FINK
HEISMAN TROPHY candidate Dennis Franklin eludes Colorado defenders in this play three
weeks ago. A collarbone injury to the talented quarterback in last year's Ohio State game
gave a perfect excuse for "Buckeye Bert Smith's" casting his vote for OSU last November
in the unprecedented decision by Big Ten athletic directors to send the Buckeyes to the 1974
Rose Bowl. A, healthy Dennis Franklin will guide the Wolverines in today's exciting contest.


Ba ders


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tans are
By RICK BONINO so far in the Year of the Upset, The Illinois offense has been Nebraska loss, is doubtful for sistencyin
Top-ranked Ohio State hosts upending a strong Nebraska sparked by surprising sopho- this week. Dungy still leads Add a k
an upset - minded Wisconsin teamd21-20 before falling to more Jim "Chubby" Phillips. the conference in total of- averaged
sudiapitamacu asColorado 24-21. Phillips rushed for 402 yrs fne punt, and
theBigTen returns to a full Two of last week's upset vic- in the first four games as the (Minnesota also lost two start- to 14 fu
slate of conference contests this iims tangle when Purdue takes Illini racked up a 3-1 record. ing linebackers, possibly for the games, an
week. on Illinois in a toss-up. Northwestern tries to continue rest of the season.) Despite the
Other conference pairings, all The Boilermakers, hurt its winning ways as the Wildcats injuries the Gophers are ratedI
Homecoming games, include the loss of starting quarterback.travel to Iowa. The Wildcats as 10-point favorites.
Illinois at Purdue, Northwestern Mike Terrizzi, e edged 16- vontheir first game of the year Injuries also plague Indiana.
at Iowa, and Minnesota at In- 14byDkelatwerek.1owve, 1se over Oregon last week Quarterbacks Willie Jones and
diana. Terrizzi should be ready this ed Mitch Anderson's two Bob Cramer both suffered early
Caa.Trrzi hul b eaythstouchdown tosses. injuries, but should be ready
Wisconsin, a 59-20 victor week. Larry Burton, the con-s,37) JimS
over Missouri last week, hopes ference's leading receiver pro- Iowa, winless last year, was this week. However, the Hoos- (7) Jim
to badger the OSU defense in- vides a potent target. bombed 41-3 by USC last iers lost two more starters while (67) Steve
to submission with the twin week. being shut out last week by (74) Kirk
threats of quarterback Mark Bob Blackman's Illinois The final conference game West Virginia, 24-0. (50) Denni
Bohlig and tailback Billy squad wvent into its game sends Minnesota's Golden Go- A secondary that allows I(65) Dave
Marek. against California last week phers to Indiana. The Gophers enemies a 70 per cent comple- (64) Pat T
Bohlig has topped the confer- ranked 14th in the nation, but will try to come back from a tion rate hurts Indiana's hopes (84) Greg
ence in passing so far while ilosta31-14. "If we had to lose 54-0 thrashing by Nebraska last of avoiding another loss. The ( 9) Denn
leading the Badgers to a 3-1 g I " tha k week. Hoosiers have already tied the (25) Rob I
best one to lose," Blackman M i n nesota signal-caller school record for futility with
Bucke e secondary led by star said. Tony Dungy, who sat out the 11 consecutive defeats.
kick returner Neal Colzie.~~ (24) GilC
Marek, hampered by early- OAKLAND L.A. CLASH
season injuries, returned to form L (81) DanJ
last week, piling up 123 yards'(97) JeffI
and scoring twice. " f 1(92) Rick
"We regard this as the most i r i uu-rn-s L rm-~U- 9)Rc
explosive Wisconsin team we e g is (77) Greg'
have faced in many years," (32) Larry
said Buckeye coach Woody (96) Calvir
Hayes. "They have been mak- By ED LANGE 1966. high in most categories, while (33) Carl
ing the big play this year." The stage is set for the first ANDY Messersmith, their only leading the league in runs scor- (35) Don1
The undefeated Buckeyes have all-California World Series, and twenty game winner and Sutton ed and homeruns. (45) Dave
a few threats of their own. the season-ending classic has all are the mainstays of the Los TEAM SPEED provides the (20) Harry
Archie Griffin, the junior who the ingredients to be one of the Angeles mound crew. The other Los Angeles attack another po- ( 6) Dave
led the conference in rushing most exciting series in recent I starters come from a group that tent weapon. Dave Lopes fin-
last year, piled up 196 yards in years. includes Doug Rau, Geoff Zahn, ished second in the National
OSU's 42-7 drubbing of Wash- THE ATHLETICS' strength, and Al Downing. League in stolen bases while
ington State last week. Griffin without a doubt, is their pitch- The bullpen, led by durable Wynn, Buckner and Russell can;
is only two games shy of Steve;, ing. Perennial twenty game win- Mike Marshall, also has Eddie also run well.
Owens' record of 17 straight 1 ner Catfish Hunter leads the Solomon, and knuckleballer But the biggest contrast be-
100-yard games. starting corps and lefthanders Charlie Hough. tween the teams are their at- Pri
Wisconsin is a longtime Big Vida Blue and Ken Holtzman The Los Angeles defense, er- titudes. The defending cham-
Ten, doormat, never finishing provide the depth. An excellent ratic during the playoffs, was pions, the Oakland A's, publicly Od
over .500 in the four-year tenure bullpen is led by Rollie Fingers unimpressive during the regular criticize their manager and
of coach John Jardine. and Paul Lindblad. season. Shortstop Bill Russell owner and fight amongst them-
Hayes is not taking the game Although Oakland's team bat-; committed thirty-nine errors selves. The Dodgers, on the
lightly. ting average has been anything this year, and second baseman other hand, possess a unique,
"I'm not so sure they're the but impressive, the A's seem to Dave Lopes was not much bet- team unity,
third best team in the con- hit when they need it most. The ter. Both of them are successful.
ference," Woody said. "They A's are also an adequate defen- Offensively, the Dodgers' stats The only unanswered question is the
might be better than any of sive club led by shortstop Bert speak for themselves. LA placed which one is best.
.vc L... .. rbn nl a- Canmnaneris. and left fielder -------------

n-i dunes, Ie opar- +i ..~ vu
young and lack con- Wisconsin 1 0
their execa-ion. Purdue 0 1
icking game tha: has Indiana 0 1
only 35.4 yards per
fouls up placekicks Northwestern 0 1
imbles in only four Iowa 0 1
nd the Spartans look Minnesota- 0 1



Smith (200)
King (245)
Lewis (240)
is Franks (225)
Metz (235)
'umpane (240)
DenBoer (233)
is Franklin (180)
Lytle (190)
k Heater (210)
hapman (180)
Jilek (205)
Perlinger (235)
Koschalk (205)
Morton (230)
Banks (210)
in O'Neal (220)
Russ (215)
Dufek (195)
Elliot (170)
y Banks (185)
Brown (188)

Def ens

( 5)

Mike Hurd (185)
Ray Spencer (235)
Greg Croxton (225)
Charles Ane (230)
Charles Wilson (220)
Tony Bruggentheis (255)
Mike Cobb (230)
Charles Baggett ((180)
Richard Baes (180)
Levi Jackson (230)
Mike Jones (185)
Otto Smith (205)
Jim Taubert (250)
Kim Rowecamp (240)
Greg Schaum (240)
Mike Duda (210)
Terry McClowry (215)
Pat McClowry (215)
Joe Hunt (175)
Tom Graves (215)
John Breslin (180)
Tom Hannon (195)



BEER and live entertainment


ce in last two Sunday's UAC Travel
s was incorrect. The price for their
Daily regrets the error

us the way tney ve ueen pay j , ttA~a~x a a
ing lately, like crazy," he said 1 Rudi.
of the three-touchdown under- Timely hitting was the key to /
dogs. the Dodger success and, coupled
Wisconsin hasn't won in Co- with the superb pitching of Don
lumnbus since 1918. Sutton, thrust them into the
The Badgers came out even'Series for the first time since SOMETHING NEW IS HAPPENING
Harriers whip EMU;
co p ND Invitational A T HE
The Michigan cross country team place'd itself in strong
contention for the Big Ten title yesterday by walking away with
the Notre Dame Invitational at South Bend. Eastern Michigan L
ran second, ten points behind the big Blue.
According to happy track coach Jack Harvey, "The squad
performed excellently. It was one of the bigger meets of the
year for the team, and one of the bigger meets in the midwest."
Even more significant for the Wolverines was the triumph
over Eastern Michigan. EMU mentor Bob Parks has. consistently
coached a nationally competitive squad and in recent years has
consistently defeated the Maize and Blue.
"Beating Eastern was a definite plus, Harvey commented.
"They had better individual performances but we had a strong
team effort. In big meet cross country events, that's what counts."
The Wolverines finished fourth, seventh, 10th, 13thaand 17th, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ALL DRINKS PRICE
while Eastern came in first, second, fifth, 11th and 42nd. LI ENT R AMNTLL'' P IC
Sophomore Greg Meyer lead the Blue, clocking 23:41.
Last year, Meyer got spiked a quarter of a mile into the THE EASY ROCK SOUNDS OF
Notre Dame five mile jaunt, but managed a fine twelfth place T
finish with a time of 24:08.
Senior Keith Brown, strongman of the Michigan team for the N (DINING ROOM CLOSED MONDAY)
past two years, placed seventh, eight seconds behind Meyer.
In tenth and only six seconds later, Jon Cross loped across the
finish line.
Mike McG'fire, who finished second for Michigan in the - A


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