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Tuesday, November 19, 1974


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Bo talks...
. says nothing, naturally
THE SETTING was the same, but the mood was much different
when Bo Schembechler made his weekly luncheon visit with
the media at Weber's Inn yesterday.
All the questions that Bo was so quick to evade earlier in the
season-i.e. those pertaining to the Ohio State Buckeyes-could
now be asked. But asking didn't do any good, because Bo wasn't
about to answer.
Bo isn't going to utter one solitary adjective that Wood
Hayes can use to inspire the Buckeyes; he's too smart for that.
He tried ever so hard to come off as the tough guy-the
Woody Hayes type, who isn't going to say a damn thing one
way or another about anything. But he couldn't do it.
Bo knew the questions that were forthcoming, and he seemed
to sense that no one really wanted to put him on the spot. They
were all doing their jobs, just like Schembechler.
"Ask me all the questions you want," Bo said. "I'll be
very polite and smile." But give a straight-forward answer?
Not on your life.
"What's Ohio State's weakness, if they have one at all?" a
writer asked. HARF
Bo made one definitive statement in the whole luncheon, and fense
even that gave the writers little to expound ppon. defend
"The key to this game will end up being something you don't oft-ma
expect. Really," Bo said. He wouldn't elaborate. he wil
Schembechler, much to everyone's surprise, didn't even know - ---
the mechanics of the annual Athletic Director's vote which,
beyond whatever happens on the gridiron, decides who goes to
the Rose Bowl.
"I didn't know there would be a vote," Bo said in a ques-
tioning tone. "I'm looking forward to this coming to a vote."
"The way I see it, we have to win or tie to go to the Rose
Bowl. Isn't that the way you look at it?" he questioned. The
answer was affirmative. B
year's e
Vote takes place, no matter what vote, the
tors agr
The fact is should Michigan win or tie the Athletic at the B
Directors' vote would be conducted by telephone late Satur- go on Su
day afternoon. The Big Ten bylaws say the directors should decide t
vote for "the most representative team." sentative
State an
When a team wins the Big Ten championship outright, the for the
vote becomes a mere formality. If the Buckeyes should win,fthe I
thereby claiming a share of the conference crown, the process occur i
gets- a lot more involved. feat the
Under those circumstances, the Athletic Directors would bus this
meet, face to face as a group, Sunday morning in Chicago. that Mic
Everyone will know how everyone else voted, alleviating the the gam
possibility of a 1973 rerun when Big Ten Commissioner Wayne champio
Duke refused to reveal how the Athletic Directors voted. Duke State's d
also refused to say what the final vote count was. Michigan
Both Schembechler and Hayes said at their respective Mon- : Mich'
day luncheons that the winner will go to the' Rose Bowl. ButiDier
remember, both said last year Michigan would go to Pasadena to the u
after the 10-10 tie, and everyone got fooled. SMITH

By SCOTT LEWIS feated powerhouse into the den, and he vented his emo-
The place was Columbus, game defending their national tions openly.
Ohio. The date was Saturday, title. Michigan, already picked In 1972 both teams headed
November 22, 1968. Michigan for the Rose Bowl because of a once again for a showdown in
and Ohio State were battling for Big Ten rule that forbid the Columbus which decided who
a Big Ten Championship and a Buckeyes from going two years would play in the Rose Bowl.
bid to play in the Rose Bowl. in a row, had lost two games OSU, with one Big Ten loss
A collosal Buckeye team, com- and was labeled a three touch- already, could at best hope for
posed mostly of sophomores down underdog. a tie for the title by beating
like Rex Kern and Jack Tatum The game started out as a Michigan, while the Wolverines
was walloping the Wolverines, see-saw affair. With Michigan i needed a victory or a tie to
whose attack was paced by All- leading 14-12 midway through claim the top spot.
American Ron Johnson and the first half, Barry Pierson, The game resulted in Bo's
quarterback Dennis Brown. who intercepted 3 passes during boys' most heartbreaking loss
In the waning moments of the the game, returned an Ohio ever, as they were defeated
game, OSU tallied again to State punt 60 yards, and turned 14-11. Opportunity knocked time
make the score 48-14, and the the game in Michigan's favor. and time again as the Blue
extra point would make it 49 All of the scoring occurred in was inside the Buckeyes ten-
points for the Buckeyes. But the first half, and a tight Michi- yard line twice without scoring.
on that fateful day, Woody gan defense held the Buckeyes The second time was late in
Hayes opted to go for a two- at bay the remainder of the the fourth quarter when Bo
point conversion and the game game. The final score was 24-12. chose to go for the game win-
ended 50-14. The Michigan-Ohio State game ning touchdown instead of the
Those two points changed a of 1970 found the two undefeated tying field goal, and a sure
friendly interstate rivalry into machines battling for the Big Rose Bowl berth.
a gargantuan war between two Ten championship and a pos- Last year's game found two
football teams, that still has sible national title. The Buck- undefeated teams battling for
yet to simmer. eyes were not to be denied, as the national championship.
The following year, Bo Schem- they defeated Michigan 20-9. Ohio State dominated the
bechler was ushered in as Mich- Ohio State thwarted a Michi- first half, and left the field
igan's head coach, replacing gan offense, composed of such with a 10-0 lead at halftime.
Bump Elliot. Although Bo was stalwarts as Don Moorhead, wit ai10-0 lad at htime.
p ill Tayor nd GennDougtyBut Michigan camne on strong in
not involved in the humiliation Bill nTayra lenn sDough the second half, and midway
that took place the preceding holding the Wolverines to only thro*agh the fourth quarter Den-
to forget what happened. The pattern set in the past a 10 yard run on a crucial
Ohio State brought an unde- three games was not to occur fourth-and-one situation. After
----------in 1971. The Buckeyes came in- two unslccessful Mike Lantry
to the final game with three field goal attempts from 58 and
losses, while Michigan had al- 44 yards, respectively, the for-
ready sewn up the Big Ten mer barely missing, the game
title and the Rose Bowl berth. ended in a tie.
SIAs the game progressed,' The two teams tied for the
Michigan dominated Ohio State, 'championship, and most ob-
but costly mistakes, and an 85- servers assumed that Michigan
yard punt return by Tom Cam- would get the nod for the Rose
ing if OSU wins would seem to pana gave Ohio State the lead Bowl from the Big Ten athletic
indicate that Michigan has some going into the final period, 7-3. directors.
chance of going to California But the Wolverines, led by This was not to be the case,
even if it loses. reserve quarterback Larry Cipa, however, as a 6-4 majority voted
Smith feels that. the Spartans mounted a 72-yard drive, cli- for Ohio State.
have a shot at the trip as the maxed by a 21-yard touchdown This time it was Bo's turn to
"most representative team" if dash by Billy Taylor for the take center stage, as he con-

Daily Photo
RY BANKS tried, oh how he tried, but was denied the goal line by the Ohio State de-
in the Buckeyes 14-11 conquest of the Wolverines in the 1972 battle. The two Buckeye
ders pictured, Arnie Jones (42) and Pete Cusick (71) are still active members of the
aligned OSU defense. Banks, meanwhile, his been moved to defensive cornerback where
1 try to pay back on old debt to the arch-rival Buckeyes Saturday.
he big-vot-an-ew

smarting from last
mbarrassing Rose Bowl
Big Ten Athletic Direc-
reed yesterday to meet
ig Ten offices in Chica-
unday, November 24, to
the Rose Bowl repre-
e in the event that Ohio
d Michigan should tie
Big Ten title.
nly way that this can
if OSU were to de-
Wolverines in Colum-
Saturday. In the event
higan should win or tie
e it would be outright
n by virtue of Ohio
defeat at the hands of
n State.
igan will go if they win
stated MSU's Athletic
Burt Smith, referring
pcoming clash.
['S VOTE in last year's
assured the Buckeyes
Pasadena trip while
stayed home.
n Commissioner Wayne
vas greatly criticized
r for conducting the
the Athletic Directors
hone when seven of the

t DailyT
voters had not seen the game
nor even heard any of its de-
This year the ADs will be
able to meet in person the fol-
lowing day to decide who is the
"most representative team", as
stipulated in the Conference
rules. Presumably the new
set-up will allow for more open
deliberation and fewer indig-
nant outbursts after the deci-
Assistaw C,)mmissioner John
Dewey, who is the leading rule{
interpreter of the conference,
explains, "Last year we ex-
plained to all the football writ-
ers what would happen in the
event of a tie, but no one paid
any attention because they
didn't believe that it was pos-

If Michigan is undisputed
champion, a perfunctory tele-
phone vote would be conducted,
which the Wolverines would al-
most undoubtedly win.
Smith and "Bump" Elliott,
AD at Iowa, voted for differ-
ent teams last year but both
indicated that Michigan would
definitely go if the Wolverines
were undisputed champs. Simi-
lar assurances were not forth-_
coming for the Bucks, however,
should they defeat the Maize
and Blue.
"I THINK that under certain
circumstances we might go,"
speculated Michigan's Don Can-
ham about the possible after-
math of a Wolverine defeat.
The willingness of the other di-
rectors to hold a special meet-
Mntreal 9, T1innesota 4
NF r
Kansias City 42~, Denver 34

OSU beats Michigan, but no'
one else seems to share thej
sentiment. In Canham's words,
"Michigan State has no
The Detroit Tigers announc-
ed last night the acquisition of
slugger Nate Colbert from the
San Diego Padres in a com-
plicatedthree-team deal that
saw veteran Tiger shortstop
Eddie Brinkman traded to the
St. Louis Cardinals.
Brinkman, Dick Sharon and
Bob Strampe were traded to
the Padres in exchange for
Colbert. The Padres then sent
Brinkman and a minor league
player to be named later to
the Cardinals in exchange for
pitchers Alan Foster, Rich
Folkers and Sonny Siebert.

winning'touchdown.tinually lashed out at the Big
Ten, and Commissioner Wayne
'The game was capped off by Duke in particular, many days
a Tom Darden interception for following the decision.
Michigan, which sparked the The stage has now been set
infamous Woody-rips-apart-the- for the clash in Columbus this
first-down-marker episode. Hay- year. The Bo vs. Woody war
es thought pass interference has resulted in amazing close-
should have been called on Dar- ness between the two teams.




Schembechler wouldn't say that last year's disappointment
adds extra incentive this time around. "That doesn't make
any difference In this galne," he said, trying very hard to
sound convincing.
Bo proceeded to call the '74 Buckeyes "comparable" to last
year's team, and overruled any thoughts that Ohio State's defense
was not as formidable as a year ago.
"Their' defense hasn't given up a lot of points," he said,
"and isn't that what really matters?"
Schembechler again had to defend his own team for the
wide variations in its winning margins. "I don't think any team
can go out and win by 50 points week after week," he stated
flatly. "We've played some good ballclubs that played their
best games against us."
Bo dubious of Woody's surprises
"You can't tell me Indiana could play any better than they
did against us. On those days when we could have been beaten,
we won. You don't win ten games and not have a pretty good
Everybody expects Bo and Woody to throw in something
special for Saturday's game. Hayes said Monday he plans
some "surprises" for Michigan. But Bo doesn't buy that
"When you throw in something new you're talking about
using something you haven't perfected," he reasoned. "We'll
make adjustments according to what we feel will work, but I
wouldn't say we'll try anything new." Then again, he didn't
say he wouldn't either.

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Schembechler said quarterback Dennis Franklin and
linebacker Steve Strinko, who both suffered recurrences
injuries, would be in the starting lineup. "It would be
hard to keep them'out of this one," he smiled.

of old


Who's going to win the battle for the roses? Schembechler
had the answer: "The team that scores the most points."
Bo is catching up to that crafty old master in Columbus.
He can recruit like Hayes; he can win like Hayes, and maybe
this year he'll even pull off one of those Hayesian psychological
ploys to give the Wolverines an edge.
Woody's pulled his share of "psyches" on Bo. It's about time
Bo came up with one of his own.

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Summer Institute of Linguistics/Wycliffe Bible Translators
in the South American Amazon, and the frighteningly
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the destruction of these remaining Indian socieities.

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What Bo will do is beyond the hazard of a guess. One thing'sI MLB L ec. Rm. I
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