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Sunday, September 16, .1973


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Sunday, September 16, 1973 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven




(Continued from Page 1)
back on the next play for the third
miscue in the first four minutes of
the game. Six plays later, Harry
Kokolus blew a field goal attempt
from the Michigan 30.
f The Wolverines then about-faced
and marched 80 yards in only 8
plays. Heater scooted around left'
end for the touchdown.
Skogman opened up the Iowa de-
fense on their next offensive series
with three straight first downs, in-
cluding passes to Brian Rollins of
16 and-12 yards. That drive'stalled
when Kokolus missed a 45-yard
field goal attempt, and Michigan
retained a 10-0 first quarter lead.
TWO PLAYS INTO the second'
quarter, Rollins fumbled after a
12-yard Ypass completion on the
Wolverines' three. After guiding
Michigan almost to midfield,
Franklin gave the ball back on a
sideline pass intended for Clint
Haslerig which Douthitt picked off,
prancing 45 yards for the score.
The Michigan offense immedi-
ately went back in business and
moved :77 yards in 11 plays for its
second touchdown and a 17-7 half-



air. Not a bad job against a pass passing percentage (Franklin was
defense which was third in the 2-for-8), but that should have been
nation last year. And linebacker, more than offset by his ball-han-
Andre Jackson, who led the Big dling.
Ten in tackles with 164 last year "You aren't going to believe
as a freshman, covered up for the this," Bo wisecracked, "but we
Hawkeye linemen and found his really are a much better passing
way to the ballcarrier 20 more team than you saw today."
times yesterday, including 13 solo Well, the running game is to-
tackles. gether, anyway. And the option
SCHEMBECHLER, as always, play appears to be in tune. The
was quietly jubilant. He had to be offensive line isn't bad. And the
delighted with the revamped offen- defense didn't' give up a point. Re-
sive line, which just blew the member, the passing game is
Hawkeyes out in the second half. I never together this early in the
fie probably had reason to be dis- season, but give it time, and then
pleased with his quarterback's . . . look out!
Creamed corn

time lead. Franklin contributed
runs of 23 and 19 yards and Bob
Thornbladh chalked up the TD on
a three-yard charge.
"They really went at us, and did
just what we were afraid they'd
do," Lauterbur moaned. "When
you let Michigan control the ball
the way they did today, there's no
way you can come out ahead."
Michigan did just that.
second half with a 75-yard drive
which consumed 12 plays and five
and one half minutes, and clearly
demoralized the Iowa defense.
Chapman sprinted u n t o u c h e d
around left end for the touchdown,

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and the home team failed to mount
much Qf an attack for the remain-
der of the game.
Franklin amicably threw an in-
terception to Rick Brooks to open
the final quarter, but Iowa didn't
do anything with it. When the Wol-
verines-got the ball back they pro-
ceeded to mount a final thrust, to
the tune of 66 yards in 9 plays,t
all running efforts, as Franklin
demonstrated his expertise in run-
ning the option.
"We felt Iowa would be a little:
r vulnerable to the outside," reflect-!
ed Bo. "We probed a little inside
and then went to the pitch outsideG
and it worked really well for us."
Franklin kept the ball on his 11-
yard touchdown spurt, and Lantry
added his fourth extra point in as
many attempts to wrap up the
tions quietly after the game, chain
smoking, elbows-on-knees, which
was quite a change from
his volatile behavior after a 63-7
pasting in Ann Arbor two years
"I was encouraged by the fact
that we moved the ball pretty well
against a good defense," concluded
FXL. "I was discouraged by the,
fact that we didn't !score. (Mich-
igan's offense had allowed the only
Iowa touchdown.) But I feel we
have the makings of a fine foot-
ball team."
With reason. Skogman and Cald-
well combined for 115 yards in the

First Downs
Passing yards
Return yards

Iowa Mich.
14 28
34/118 75/440!
115 35'
57 10'
10-19-1 3-9-2
5-4 2-1
0-0 6-70


8 2 2 26
1 1 0 9

0 7 0 0- 7
10 7 7 7-31.

Michigan: Lantry, 39-yard FG
Michigan: Heater, 1-yard run; (Lan-
try kick)
Iowa: Douthitt, 47 yard pass inter-
ception; (Kokolus kick)
Michigan: Thornbladh, 3-yard run;'
(Lantry kick)
Michigan**kChapman( 12-yard run;
(Lantry kick)f
Michigan: Franklin, 11-yard run;'
(Lantry kick)

' Johnson, K.

no. yds.
5 65
2 38
1 4
1 1
1 7


att. comp.
15 7
4 3

int. yds.
0 92
1 22,

3 35 11.7

The word is.. .
.the line will hold

IOWA no. yds. avg.
Hepper 2 66 33.0
Dotzauer 3 120 40.0

AP Photo
Run, run, runt
Archie Griffin (45) had a big day against Minnesota yesterday with 249 yards rushing as the Buck-
eyes ran all over the Gophers, 56-7. Gopher Ollie Bakken (50) flails at the elusive sophomore.

Dan Borus -



OSE WHO THOUGHT the Michigan meatgrinder was another
victim of the beef shortage got a rude awakening yesterday.
Canny Bo Schembechler unveiled his "Stick 'em up-knock 'em
down" offense and his Wolverines rolled up over 400 yards on
theground in the process.
Superbacks Chuck Heater, Gil Chapman, Dennis Franklin
and Ed Shuttlesworth swarmed through the highly-touted Hawk-
eye defense as easily as they 'ran through practice.
No-one doubted the Michigan backfield was, as adver-
tised, one of the finest in the Big Ten. But the word, passed
along on the Bo Schembechler Show, was that the line needed
a test. Well, in case anyone can't interpret football scores,
it passed.
The Michigan line, spearheaded by Jim Coode, Curtis Tucker,
Dennis Franks, Kirk Lewis and Mike Hoban, with a large assist
from tight end Paul Seal, cleared holes big enough for an Iowan
farmer to start a pretty good homestead. You don't run up 400
yards on the ground if you don't got the men to clear the way.
"We knew we had to do the job," senior strong tackle Jim
Coode said. "We were fired up. With all this talk about how
Michigan was going into the season without an overpowering
line, we had something to prove."
Coode, who switched from last year's quick tackle to this
year's strong tackle (a position which allows him to play more
head-to-head with the opposing line), exploded across the line
with probably more quickness than he' did all of last year. Again
and again, Shuttlesworth banged through his block for the crucial
"At first (when the Maize and Blue took the ball over
after the opening kickoff was bobbled), we were nervous.
what with the sudden change and all. They (the Iowa de-
fense) were really charged up. But then we got together and
worker as a unit.
The only time they gave us problems at all was when they
angled at us and laid back When we were supposed to double-
team 4 tackle, they had already taken themselves out of the
play and it was a little confusing. But when we drove on them
we moved then," Coode continued, adding the last to show how
he approved of the result.
"They hit hard," Coode summed up, "but Andre Jackson
was not exactly the stud everybody said he was.
'You know, this line could be as good as any I've played on."
Even the hard-to-please Schembechler, who has not grad-
ed the game films, found things to rave about. "I've never
worried about whether we'd have the bodies in the front line,
but whether, with injuries to front-line people this week, they
would work together. Basically, I think our offensive line did
a good job. Especially in the second half."
So well-tuned was the Michigan ball control game that
the Hawkeyes had the ball in their sweaty little feathers for seven
minutes in the entire second half. As everybody who has follow-
ed Michigan knows, other teams don't score when the Wolverines
have the ball.
Someone asked dejected Iowa coach Frank Lauterbur, whose
team has made some important strides forward despite the
score, if he thought Bo's complaint about the inexperienced line
was valid. FXL laughed and said "Bo's always complaining
about something."
Despite his two interceptions, Franklin looked sharp running
the option and many of Heater's yards were the direct results
of Franklin's poise under pressure and Denny's ability to pitch
when hit. In all, the play selection was superb. "We felt Iowa
would be vulnerable outside," said Schembechler. "We probed
a little inside and then went to the pitch outside and it worked
3 ~real well for us.",
But what of the passing game Schembechler promised? "I
hate to tell'you this, and I bet you won't believe it, (Note: I didn't)
but we're a much better passing team than you saw today." Pass-
ing will come in time, but first there is that small matter about
the line.
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By The Associated Press
5.7 COLUMBUS - Archie Griffin
7.8 returned a kickoff 93 yards and
4.6 Neal Colzie, a punt 78 yards for
4.8 touchdowns and Harold "Champ"'
10.0 Henson scored three times yester-
day, powering third-ranked Ohio
State to a 56-7 triumph over Min-
nesota in a Big Ten football opener.
The Buckeyes unleashed another
powerful rushing game builtaround
Griffin, Henson and Cornelius
Greene, the first black quarter-
back to start for Ohio State.
>: Griffin was nearly as sensa-
tional as his freshman debut a
year ago, rolling up 249 total
yards and breaking the Gophers'
spirit with his dazzling return
after Minnesota's lone touchdown
in the second quarter.
That play shot the Buckeyes, into
a 21-7 lead and the Gophers never

recovered, falling behind 35-7 at ning streak, scoring twice in less
halftime before a shirt-sleeved than seven minutes of the first
Ohio Stadium crowd of 86,005. quarter.
Henson, who paced the nation Meanwhile, Ohio State's veteran
in scoring with 120 points last fall, f defense, with ten starters backj
complemented the Buckeyes' long from last year, held Minnesota to:
distance strikes with touchdowns 199 total yards. The Gophers, who
of three, two and one yards. The averaged '280 rushing yards last
245-pound sophomore rushed for fall, managed only 163 on the
81 yards. 1 ground.
Greene, a sophomore from Wash-
ington, D.C.,iran up 84 yards on
the ground, including a three-yard1
touchdown, in his first big varsity
test. He played briefly as a fresh- The Buckeyes marched 64 yards
man. the first time they had the ball,
John King, Minnesota's big full- with Henson scoring from the
back who led conference rusherstr

for a 14-13 victory yesterday in the
Big Ten college football opener
for both teams.
Bobrowski, a senior quarterback,
sparked the Boilermakers' decisive
89-yard drive by passing to Larry
Burton for gains of 47 and 22 yards.
Burton's second catch put the ball
on the Wisconsin 12, and Bobrowski
rambled over on a right side
keeper three plays later as Pur-
due took a 14-7 lead.
Ken Starch, sophomore fullback
who gained'104 yards in 23 carries,
capped an 80-yard Wisconsin march
by punching over from one yard
out with 5:10 to play.
* * *


last season, scored the Gophers'
only touchdown on a one-yard run.
The Buckeyes easily ended Min-
nesota's three-game Big Ten win-

Rues shuffle Cards;
Expos outlast Phillies

From Wire Service Report.
"I was just looking for some-
thing off speed," said soft-spoken
Dave Parker, whose home run
helped the Pittsburgh Pirates
beat the St. Louis Cardinals yes-
Instead the 6 - foot - 5 Pirate
rookie outfielder teed off on a
fast ball and capped a four-run
seventh inning which sealed a
7-4 triumph in a nationally-tele-
vised National League game.
"The first, pitch was a sinker
low," said Parker, whose blast
cleared the right field fence and'
scored two teammates in front
of him.
Another key blow was Manny
Sanguillen's two-run single in a
three-run first inning which sent
Pittsburgh to its fourth straight
triumph and maintained its 1 2-
game NL East Division lead over
Montreal. St. Louis, which drop-
ped ' its seventh straight, fell,
three games behind.
BOB BAILEY'S bases-loaded
single produced the winning run
in the 10th inning, leading the
Montreal Fxpos to a 5-4 decision
over the Philadelphia Phillies

Ron Santo's leadoff homer
touched off a three-run Chicago
rally and the Cubs went on to
defeat the New York Mets 7-0
to gain a split of their double-
header yesterday.
TUG McGRAW earned his 21st
save of the season as the Mets
won the first game 5-1.
The split left the fourth-place
Mets 3 games behind Pitts-
burgh inthe National League's
East Division.
Hiller: No. 36
DETROIT - G a t e s Brown's
three ri double in the eighth
inning yesterday gavetJoe Cole-
man his second straight 20-vic-
tory season. and enabled John
Hiller to set an American League
record for saves as the Detroit
Tigers n i p p e d the Milwaukee
Brewers, 4-3.
Hiller, who came on in the
ninth, tied the record of 36 saves
that Sparky Lyle of New York
set in 1972 with a rescue job on
Friday night and the save yes-
terday pulled him within one of
the major league record of 37
set by Cay Carroll with Cin-
cinnati last season.
Jim Slaton, 12-13, was handed
a 3-1 lead on the strength of five
IMilwaukee stolen bases and two
wild pickoff throws by catcher
Duke Sims which gave the Brew-
ers single runs in the fifth and
Doubles by Joe Lahoud and
Pedro Garcia in the second in-
ning gave Milwaukee its first
Coleman got his 20th victory
against 15 losses when Detroit
loaded the bases on two singles
and a walk before Brown de-
livered his bases clearing dou-
ble.rEddie Brinkman's seventh
homer of the season in the third
inning was Detroit's first run.
r '

Hoosiers fumble
Spartans shamed BLOOMINGTON - Ilinois and
EVANSTON - Mitch Anderson's Indiana traded mistakes here yes-
10-yard touchdown pass to Steve terday with the Illini taking advan-
Craig in the fourth quarter lifted tage of the most chances to grab a
Northwestern to a 14-10 victory 28-14 Big Ten college football vic-
yesterday over Michigan State in tory.
a Big Ten football opener. The Illinois triumph spoiled
The game marked the coaching the debut of Indiana ~Coach Lee
debut of Denny Stolz at MSU and Corso, who had to be disappoint-
Johnny Pont at Northwestern and .ed by the Hoosiers' five fumbles
was the Wildcats' first opening and four Illinois interceptions.
victory in six years. . A pair of second period touch-
Both of Northwestern's touch- downs by Illini sophomore full-
downs resulted from turnovers. back Steve Greene were decisive.
The Wildcats picked up a fumble Indiana, .however, scored on its
in the second quarter and then second offensive series after the
marched 53 yards with Stan Key halftime to 'make it 21-14.
diighe 5 ardsr thtdKwny Illinois committed six fumbles-
diving over for the touchdown. three in each half-and cost itself
Trailingy 10-7rinsthemfinalrperiod,
Pete Wessel intercepted a Charle dearly nuerous times throughout
Baggett pass and returned 25 yards a game in which it outplayed the
to set up the winning touchdown. opposition.
Michigan State opened the scor-
ing in the first quarter after Mark ,
Niesen intercepted an Andersonpo Nuarrie rs
ps nthe NU 30. But the Spar- NE
tans had to settle for a 25-yard
field goal by barefooted kicker
Dirk Krijt. o u t
Clarence Bullock fumbled late in
the second quarter and Bob Mason
recovered. The Wildcats then mov- I
ed 53 yards in 11 plays for touch-
down with 29 seconds remaining in
the half to take a 7-3 lead at the

* *% *

AP Photo
STANFORD'S MIKE BORYLA feels the pressure from Penn State.
linebacker Ed O'Neil (87) while attempting to pass in the Cards'
20-6 loss to the Nittany Lions. Boryla and Company will be here
Saturday for a battle with the Wolverines.

Boiler power
MADISON - Purdue scored the
go-ahbad touchdown on Bob Bo-
browski's nine-yard fourth quarter
run, then blocked an extra point
try by Wisconsin's Rick Barrios
with just over five minutes left

By The AssociatedI

a " m



Gridde Pickings
MICHIGAN 31, Iowa 7
Ohio State 56, Minnesota 7
Northwestern 14, Michigan State 10
Purdue 14, Wisconsin 13
Illinois 28, Indiana 14
LSV 17.E Colorado ,6
Arkansas at Southern Cal., inc.
Oklahoma 42, Baylor 14
So. Methodist 49, Santa Clara 7
Penn State 20, Stanford 6
Alabama 66, California 0
Vermont 14, Amer. Int. 7
Dakota St. vs. Bemidji St..
mising in ation

Cent. Michigan 14, Ball State 7
Kansas 29, Washington State 8
North Dakota 31, Montana 10
Missouri 17, Mississippi 0
Oklahoma State 56, Texas Arlington 7
Cincinnati 40, Xavier 7
Kent State 10, Louisville 3
No. Illinois 34, So. Illinois 28
WMU 13, Long Beach State 8
Eastern Mich. 21, Louisiana Tech 19
Wayne St. 19, Valparaiso 17
Auburn 18, Oregon State 9
Georgia 7, Pittsburgh 7

STANFORD-Defensive back Ji
two important plays, including a
which led to Penn State's first to
seventh-ranked Nittany Lions be
yesterday in a college football op
Penn State virtually shut off the
ing offense and sacked quarterba
4 seven times in the nationally tele'
John Cappelletti, the Nittany L
ning senior tailback, and junior q
Shuman were the Penn State offe'

stfing Cards
Carolina crunch
m Bradley made CHAPLE HILL - North Carolina recovered a
fumble recovery fumble and went 37 yards for a touchdown in the
uchdown, as the final two minutes to come from behind and defeat
at Stanford 20-6 William & Mary 34-27 yesterday.
ener. Quarterback Nick Vidnovic fired a five-yard pass
Cardinals' rush- to Jimmy Jerome to give the Tar Heels the victory.
ack Mike Boryla * * *
vised game. Tigers surprise
Lions' hard run- BATON ROUGE - The passing of untested junior
luarterback Tom quarterback Mike Miley inspired underdog Louisi-
nsive stars. Cap- ana State to n 17- nset ner 10th-nrakd Coin-

Ohio State 1
Michigan 1
Illinois 1
Northwestern 1
Purdue 1
Wisconsin 0
Michigan State 0
Indiana 0
Iowa 0
Minnesota 0
MICHIGAN 31, Iowa'

? :

L Pct. PF PA
0 1.000 56 7
0 1.000 31 7
0 1.000 28 14
0 1.000 14 10'
0 1.000 14 13
1 .000 13 141
1 .000 10 14
1 .000 1428
1 .000 731'
1 .000 7 56t

Big Ten

The Michigan Cross Country
squad took its first step towards
that long-awaited Big Ten title
yesterday, as the harriers opened
their season at the Eastern Mich-
igan Open. While the Hurons._
domin'ated the meet, the Maize
and Blue runners showed a lot of
GREG MYER, who was fighting
mononucleosis only four weeks
ago, ran a strong race and fin-
ished fourth overall. Cross Coun-
try mentor Dixon Farmer named
him Wolverine of the Week.
Sophomore Jon Cross finished
sixth overall, only sixteen sec-
onds behind Myer. Gary Rizzo,
Fred Gault and " Jim Simpson
were the next three Wolverine
finishers,_ taking 13th, 16th and
19th respectively. Gault is a
senior while Rizzo and Simpson
are Junior transfers from Ma-
comb Community College.
Another pleasant surprise was
the appearance of senior Bill
Bolster from Ireland. Bolster is
a notoriously slow starter and


Ohio State 56, Minnesota 7
Northwestern 14, Michigan State


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