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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Saturday, September 15, 1973

Saturday, September 15, 1973

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Four THE MICHIGAN DAILY Saturday, September 15, 1973 Saturday, September 1 5, 1973 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Hawks use

youth -

'Cats, Pont

for

1st

division run

By ROGER ROSSITER
Frank X. Lauterbur embarks
upon his third campaign at the
helm of the Iowa Hawkeyes with
a highly optimistic outlook- and
a fine crop of 'veteran' sopho-
mores that just might pull the
Hawks back into the Big Ten's
first division.
The Hawkeyes face a demand-
ing schedule that pits them
against national powers Michi-
gan, UCLA, and Penn State in
its opening trio of games includ-
ing the Uclans and Nittany Lions
on the road.
LAUTERBUR has reason to
be hopeful, however, considering
his 15 member enclave of sopho-
more lettermen led by lineback-
er Andre Jackson and quarter-
back Butch Caldwel.
Jackson entered the Hawkeye
camp last season as a walk on
and proceeded to steamroll his
way into the starting lineup. By
the season's end Jackson was the
overall leading tackler in the Big
Ten, and he was only a fresh-
man!
Caldwell, on the other hand,
was not the instant success Jack-
son proved to be. Not until the
eighth game of the campaign did

he get a chance to start, and
then only because first stringer
Kyle Skogman was injured and
second stringer Bobby Ousley
proved ineffective.
The Iowa staff has been so im-
pressed with Caldwell, that he
has been acclaimed the team's
number one quarterback ahead
of both Skogman and Ousley.
WHENEVER Caldwell et al
should decide to throw, o n 1 y
one proven receiver, split end
IOWA (3-7-1, 2-6-1)
Michigan Opponent No. 1
Starters back-Offense 6
Defense 8
Series: Michigan, 21-4-3
and co-captain Brian Rollins will
be available. Rollins latched on
to 29 aerials in '72 for 378 yards
and two touchdowns.
After Rollins, however, the sum
total experience of the Hawk-
eyes likely starting lineup is
two catches for a net of minus
one yard. Help here, needless to
say, is essential.
The three running back slots
will all be manned by sopho-
mores, and two deep at that.
Royce Mix, a tailback, led the
returnees in rushing with 179
yards, but he was listed as a
back up to Mark Fretter on
Iowa's depth chart.
Though the Hawkeye backs
are young and inexperienced,
they are high in potential and
great in number - which looks
pretty good on a team still build-
ing toward the future.
. Tackles Jim Waschek and Er-
nie Roberson, along with tight
end Tom Cabalka will be the only
senior offensive starters for Lau-
terbur, while overall only two
seniors will get the opening nod.
One of those two, though, is de-
fensive end Dan Dickel, voted
Most Valuable Hawkeye in '72.
At 6-3, 220, Dickel will likely be
drafted by the pros as a line-
backer.
RICK PENNEY and Earl Dou-
thitt, both juniors, anchor the
Hawkeye secondary along with
their duties on punt and kickoff

returns. Penney nabbed five ene-
my aerials in '72, while Douthill
finished sixth nationally in kick-
off returns.
The Iowa defense kept the
Hawkeyes in most ballgames'
last season, and with continued'
improvement from a host of
young players the Hawks could
emerge as one of the toughest
defensive squads in the Big Ten.
ALTHOUGH points as well as
victories may be tough to come
by early in the season, the Hawk-
eyes anticipate an increase in
production over last season when
Iowa managed only 13 touch-
downs and 109 points in 11
games.
Iowa might be a year or two
away 'from title contention but
under. Lauterbur's firm guid-
ance, football fortunes should
take a major upswing in Hawk-
eye country.
Hawk humblers
S-15 MICHIGAN
22 at UCLA
29 at Penn State
0- 6 Arizona
13 at Northwestern
20 Minnesota
27 at Illinois
N- 3 Purdue
10 at Wisconsin
17 at Ohio State
24 Michigan State

seek
By JIM ECKER
Whatdoes a Big Ten football
team do following a disastrous
hosing season and a year's resi-
dence in the conference cellar?
Northwestern fans hope the an-
swer lies in a head coaching
change, the return of the Big
Ten's leading passer, and a
schedule favored by the absence
of a powerful Michigan team.
The Wildcats replaced deposed
bossman Alex Agase with John
Pdnt, the f6rmer Indiana Uni-
versity mentor of eight years
standing. The switch at the top
could prove more a change in
name than in substance, how-
ever. Pont compiled an embar-

.500
Although Pont didn't achieve
consistent success at Indiana, he
is noted for the remarkable 1967
campaign when his "Kardiac
Kids" cascaded to a string of
comeback victories, the Big Ten
title and a triumph in the Rose
Bowl.
It took Pont a couple of years
in Bloomington before he turned
NORTHWESTERN (2-9, 1-8)
Starters back-Offense 8
Defense 7
the Hoosier fortunes momentar-
ily around. Faced with a similar
task at Northwestern, the for-
mer Miami of Ohio coach real-
izes that several years will prob-
ably go by before the Wildcats
smell success.
Not having to play Bo Schem-
bechler's Wolverines this year
counts as Pont's biggest advant-
age. Michigan defeated North-
western the last two years, start-
ing the Wildcats off on the wrong
foot in two successive seasons.
Northwestern opens their cam-
,paign next week in East Lansing
against another unsettled crew,
the Spartans of Michigan State.

WILDCAT QUARTERBACK, Mitch Anderson, gets a Wolverine greeti
Spearman (96). Anderson, the league's leading -passer last year, will reti
boys.

Daily Photo by DAVID MARGOLICK
THE STANFORD defense, never the focal point of the Cardinal
team, lets Fritz Seyfrith score in the 1972 Rose Bowl. In that con-
test the Thunder Chickens, as the defense was known, rose to the
occasion. Alas, they are gone.

Cards' title hopes-
Boryla and a bomb

Johnny Pont

Andre Jackson

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Big Ten Standings
1972 FINAL

By ROGER ROSSITER
The Indians are now Cardinals
and the Thunderchickens have
graduated, but the name of the
game at Stanford is still pass,
pass, pass. The only big names
left from the 1971 Rose Bowl
crew that tripped the Wolver-
ines, 13-12, are halfback John
Winesberry and placekidker Rod
Garcia, a couple of guys who
need no introduction to those
Michiganders who spent New
Year's Day 1972 in Pasadena.
SOPHOMORE Cardinal coach
Jack Christiansen, former S a n
Francisco 49er head mentor who
replaced John Ralston after the
latter departed for the New Eng-
land Patriots, also has quarter-
back Mike Boryla returning
with an extra year of eligibility
granted by the NCAA. Boryla en-
ters the '73 campaign as the
leading incumbent passer in all
the land and an All-American
candidate.

But before Boryla and the
Cardinals start planning on a
national passing title, a couple
of areas decimated by gradua-
tion, the receiving corps and the
offensive line, will have to be
shorn up. Winesberry, who lines
STANFORD (6-5-0)
Michigan Opponent No. 2
Starters back-Offense 4
Dfense 4
Series: Tied 3-3-0
up at the halfback position, is the
only major target remaining
from last year's talented pass
catchers. The biggest knock on
Winesberry centers around his
alarming susceptibility to injury.
A healthy Winesberry could
mean a lot of yardage for the
Cardinals both in pass receiving
and in rushing, but without him,
there would be a lot of pressure
on some unproven material.
THE OFFENSIVE line will

MICHIGAN
Ohio State
Purdue
Michigan State
Minnesota
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Wisconsin
Northwestern

W
7
7
6
5
4
3
3
2
2
1

LT
1 0
1 0
2 0
2 1
4 0
S 0
S 0
6 1
6 0
8 0

Pts.
20.3
24.9
24.5
17.0
18.9
18.6
16.4
8.9
10.4
13.2

Opp
Pts. W L T Pts.
4.3 10 1 0 24.0
12.1 9 2 0 26.3
7.6 6 5 0 22.3
8.5 5 5 1 14.4
22.9 4 7 0 16.8
19.5 3 8 0 17.9
25.6 5 6 0 20.1
20.3 3 7 1 9.9
23.5 4 7 0 13.6
25.7 2 9 0 13.3

Opp
Pts.
5.2
12.9
12.3
14.
27.6
25.2
24.7
18.6
20.8
26.4

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contain holdovers Bill Reid and
Keith Rowen from a crew whose
statistics left a lot to be de-
sired. Stanford quarterbacks
were sacked for over 300 yards
attempting to pass last season,
and the Cardinal ground game
averaged only 2.76 yards a
crack.
Hudson Houck, coach of Stan-
ford's undefeated frosh last
year, will move up to the varsity
to coach the offensive line, a
tough assignment in an area
where Stanford really does not
have adequate material.
AN ADEQUATE ground attack
will be a necessity to keep a lit-
tle pressure off Boryla. Fullback
Scott Laidlaw had an impressive
5.6 yards per rush average last
season as a backup to Reggie
Sanderson, but whether he can
handle the job over the long haul
remains to be seen.
To be frank, the possibilities of
the potent ground game that
Christiansen desires look dim in
view of the relatively weak of-
fensive line, especially in light of
Cardinal backs' performance dur-
ing spring drills against their
own defense, one which by no
means measures up to standards
of the past few seasons.
The last of the "Thunderchick-
ens", that vaunted defensive
aggregation that stymied Michi-
gan in the '72 Rose matchup,
have graduated leaving Stanford
with a lot of big question marks
on the front wall. Defensive end
Roger Stillwell, only a junior,
See STANFORD, Page 1
Card calendar
S-15 Penn State
22 AT MICHIGAN
29 San Jose State
-- 6 at Illinois
13 UCLA
20 at Washington
27 Washington State
N- 3 at Oregon State
10 at USC
17 Oregon
24 California

rassing 31-51-1 record at Indiana,
while Agase guided Northwestern
to a comparable 32-58-1 mark.
Wildcat quarterback Mitch An-
derson quietly paced the Big Ten
in passing a year ago as a soph-
omore, favoring outstanding tight
end Steve Craig with his tosses.
Anderson set a league record
last year with 351 passing yards
in a losing effort in East Lans-
ing. Pont credits his signal caller
with an accurate arm and an
"excellent knowledge of second-
ary coverages."
Northwestern operates out of
the Power "I" and "Sprint-Op-
tion Quarterback" formations.
Sophomore tailback Greg Boykin
and junior fullback Jim Trimble
anchor the Wildcat backfield,
complementing Anderson's potent
arm with a decent running game.
Boykin made second team All-
Conference as a freshman, while
Trimble led Northwestern in
rushing until injured. Opening
holes and protecting the passer
is a veteran and adequate offen-
sive line.
Northwestern should move the
ball well enough to consistently
dent the scoreboard. The prob-
lem areas lie mostly with the
defense. Pont has shifted the
Wildcats from a four to a five
man line, and while ten defen-
sive lettermen return, only five
remain at their 1972 positions.
Northwestern's defenders sur-
rendered 290 points in 1972 and
the prospects for reducing that
figure during this campaign are
questionable.
The outstanding name on the
Northwestern defensive platoon
is linebacker Mike Varty, a bruis-
ing tackler with a nose for the
ball. Varty missed most of last
year with an assortment of in-
juries, but Pont feels his senior
backer is ready for a big year.
Wildcat wars
S-i5 Michigan State
22 at Notre Dame
29 Pittsburgh
-- 6 OhioU.
13 Iowa
20 at Pardue
27 at Ohio State
N- 3 Minnesota
10 at Indiana
17 at Wisconsin
24 Illinois

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