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Tuesday, November. 12, 1974

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

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By DAVE WIHAK
Last weekend in WCHA hoc-
key action, the Michigan Wol-
verines suffered two narrow I a i
defeats at the hands of the Den-0
ver Pioneers, 5-4 and 5-3. In;
the words of Michigan coach3
Dan Farrell, "it was a disas- NIGHT EDITOR:
ter." ..BILL CRANE
The losses could not have
come at a more inopportune :....
time, as the Wolverines musta
now play back to back series Michigan. In both games the
with Minnesota and Michigan Wolverines had more shots on
Tech, last year's national fin- goal, outshooting the Pioneers
alists. 75 to 60, while limiting Denver'
"We went into Denver with to 10 third period shots in the
the confidence of winning at series. A more significant sta-
least one and the hope of win- tistic was the number of key
ning both," Farrell said, "but opportunities the Wolverines
came home very disappoint-, failed to capitalize on.
ed. We played well at times, "We missed at least four$
and the resttof the time we breakaways and 4hit three or
seemed to let up in our con- four goal posts, and these kind
centration." ' of mi tak~ untkit h~i

appy
is. I do know that we missed
some great opportunities, but I
cannot be satisfied with that."
"We got down in the hole
early in both games, and it's,
tough to come back when your
team is down by two or three
goals." Coach Farrell also con-
tended that "Denver is not that
good a team, but they had good
goaltending and had some of-
fensive power that we didn't
have."
The offensive punch that
Michigan did receive last
weekend came from three
players: Angie Moretto and
Kris Manery combined for
five goals, with Bill Thayer
G rid-

withi
notching the other two. Far
rell included Rob Palme
and Dan Hoenes, along wit
the other three mentioned, a,
"our best performers ovej
the weekend series."
Farrell was also pleased wil
the goaltending of Frank Zin
merman, saying that the fres'
man "played adequately, ar
could not be faulted for ar
of the goals."
Assistant coach Hinton voi
ed the same opinion, addin
that "Denver had been give
open scoring chances by ot
sloppy play around the net."
Farrell was particularly di
appointed in the failure of Dax
--sets

lekers' play
DeBol's line to score a point in Thus, in light of two unex-
the series. "They just could not pected losses the Wolverines
get on track, and since Dave will be going through heavy
was my leading scorer going practice drills this week to try
into this series, I'm naturally ad r us thir pems.
disappointed," Farrell noted in and work out'their problems.
somewhat disturbed tones. The problems seem to be a lack
Coach Farrell's general as- of a well balanced scoring at-
sessment of the situation was tack and defensive lapses. At
unclear, although he did hove least this was the case in Den-
some harsh comments to
make about his team's future. ver.
"I haven't been satisfied with Hopefully, Farrell can patch
anyone's play, or if I were, we up the weak spots in time" for
wouldn't be 3-3 for the season. the next Wolverine series
I can't be satisfied with medi- which is this weekend in Min-
ocrity." But he -added, "I still neapolis. The Gophers are 3-1
feel it is still too early in the
season to be alarmed." in league ray, and according to

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"---- .Zlz .San ai4,
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--John Kehler

THE MICHIGAN WOLVERINIFS take on Purdue this week at
Michigan Stadium, but you wouldn't have known that from
listening to the questions and answers at Bo Schembechler's
weekly press luncheon yesterday.
In rapid succession, Bo was asked about events in East Lan-
sing and Champaign-Urbana last Saturday, what he is expect-
ing in Columbus, and what he thinks of the current Rose Bowl
rbles and proposed changes. At one point, an irritated Bo sug-
gested, "Let's talk about this week's game, okay?"
When he was asked about the Boilermakers, Bo lavished
abundant praise. "They've got Larry Burton, who's one hell of
a player, and a great sprinter. Their tight end is as good as any,,
and they've got receivers as good as any we've faced," Bo
gushed.
One can be certain that nothing Bo said yesterday will
end up posted in the Purdue locker room. Bo is too smart to
say anything that an opposing coach could use against him.
But it is one thing to tell a group of sportswriters how good
an opponent will be, and another to get a, group of football play-
ers to believe it. Purdue will hit town possessing a 3-5-1 season
mark, with defeats at the hands of weak-sisters Duke and Min-
nesota among their five losses.
With the big game in Columbus only eleven days away, the
Wolverine players will face a great temptation to look ahead. But
Bo will not admit a potential problem exists, at least not pub-
licly.
"I'm not going to do anything special to get them (the team)
up for this game," he said. "They know what's at stake here.
And this is their last home game."
One can expect, though, that certain facts about Purdue
will be mentioned to the Wolverines this week. The Boiler-
makers gave Michigan tremendous battles In 1971 and 1972,
before succumbing by the margin of one field goal each time.
Alex Agase's squad boasts a well-rounded offensive unit and
Purdue handed Notre Dame its only loss of the year..
Michigan assistant coach Tom Reed calls Purdue, "the best
offensive team we'll face so far this year." Bo would not go that
far in praise of the Boilermakers, but he did say that "there's
not one team in the Big Ten that can't move the ball."
On more popular subjects, Bo remained unconcerned about
his team's recent close games against lightly regarded opposi-
tion.
"What's wrong with you people is that you disregard these
other teams," claimed Bo,; as thoug the sports media were
responsible for the miscues that characterized the Michigan
offensive performance, last Saturday.
"I respect those ball clubs. Anyway, the big thing is to win.
We can profit from the mistakes we make, win or lose."
"I'm not upset with a 14-6 win. There are a lot of teams in
the country that have played under the same circumstances as
we did down there and didn't win."
Bo would not predict what effect Ohio State's stunning
loss to Michigan State would have on the big showdown, or
Michigan's place in the polls.
"I'm not disappointed that the " Buckeye's won't be number
one when we play them," he stated. "In that game, it doesn't
matter who is rated where."
So the showdown approaches, and the pressure mounts. And
it would.be a great shame if the "Spoilermakers" ruined all the

By STEVE KIRSCHNER Penn State team as well as Flo- passing. BYU is now 4-0-1 in
Is nothing sacred? What's this rida, bound for the Sugar Bowl, W e s t e r n Athletic Conference
world coming to? When the na- were losers on Saturday. .play while Arizona State has,
tion's number one, five, six, Fullback Stan Fritts scored slipped to a mediocre 3-2 in
seven, twelve and number ;six- one TD, passed 22 yards for an- WAC action.
teen ranked college football other and piled up 112 yards Meanwhile, over in the topsy-
teams are all upset losers on against the nation's top team in turvy Southwest Conference
the same weekend, are there rushing defense to embarass things got a little more confus-
any sure things left? seventh ranked Penn State and ing when number five ranked
In what seems like a year lead North Carolina State to a Texas A&M (6-2-1) was shocked
of upsets, this past weekend has 12-7 upset victory over the Nit- by SMU and Texas (now 6-3)
been the most prolific one to tany Lions, now 7-2. The Wolf- was dumped by upstart Baylor,
date, with the stunning and con- pack, now 8-2, is headed for the 34-24.
troversial upset of the top-rank- Bluebonnet Bowl. run-
ed Ohio State Buckeyes by the: In Jacksonville, Georgia rn,.......
Michigan State Spartans in East ning back Horace King raced
Lansing last Saturday. In all for two scores and QB Matt Top 20
fairness to the hard-hitting Soar- Robinson passed for a two-point By The Associated Press
tans, the victory was no fluke conversion to stun sixth ranked 1. Oklahoma 48 8-0-0 1,198
as their offense exploded for Florida, 17-16. The Bulldogs 2. Alabama 10 9-0-0 1,102;
two', fourth quarter touchdowns quashed Florida's attempt for 3. MICHIGAN 4 9-0-0 1,014
and an inspired defense held a two-point conversion with only4 ti sILY LIBELS 8-0-0 -1,0
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8. Usc 6-1-1 487
mob of 78,533 at Spartan Sta- sixteenth ranked Arizona State 9. Florida 7-2-0 318
dium. in a 21-18 come-from-behind win 10. Texas A&M 7-2-0. 306.
ELSEWHERE around the na- engineered by QB Gary Sheide's ; 11. Penn State 7-2-0 245
tion, the Cotton Bowl bound 223 yards and two touchdowns 12. Miami, (.) 8-0-1 160
1. Maryland 6-3-0 139
,14. Hiouston 6-2-0 117

Farrell, "they are twice as
good as Denver."
If such is the case, it could
be a long week of practice for
the Wolverines.
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