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Tuesday, September 25, 1973


Page Nine

eedi &7 S lem
Bo say Joe ...
. . . just don't know
Dan Borus
AS IT HAS BEEN for the last three years, Michigan opens its
eight game exhibition season this Saturday and the question
before Bo Schembechler at yesterday's luncheon was how do you
keep them down on the gridiron when they've seen the Naval
Academy's game films.
Why even Joe Falls knows that the only game that counts
comes up on November 24.
Well, the crafty Mr. Schembechler, as expected, didn't quite
see it that way. Asked about Mr. Falls' Sunday column, a piece
that concluded that the Michigan-Ohio State game should be the
only game played in the Big Ten, a piece which will undoubtedly
find its way to the locker room bulletinboards around the loop,
Schembechler grinned and replied, "I've taught Joe everything
he knows about football and he still doesn't listen."
Then the conservatively dressed Schembechler began his
methodical lecture on the meaning of these eight games before
the showdown for the universe and all its possessions. "There
are certain things we have to get down pat before this season
ends if we want to achieve our goals for this season. Unlike
some sportswriters and fans, that, not the score or how fancy
the game is, is what we look at," Bo concluded.
In the "big game" against Stanford, which was over as soon
as the Wolverines got the ball, here are some of the people and
things Schembechler saw:
Ed Shuttlesworth. '"That man is really playing football; let
me tell you. Oh, he's not running the ball for yardage, but he's
blocking like mad."
0 Tim Davis. "Listen to these stats. Davis had been in onl
62 plays from scrimmage. He's made the tackle on 20 of them.
Sometimes I don't even know how he made the tackle, he's that
" Tom Jensen. "He played terrific football. Blocking and
hustling throughout. He's going to start this week, not because
Dennis Franks (the regular center) is hurting a bit, but because
he earned it.
Penalties and turnovers. "Ridiculous, we can't beat the
better teams (read Ohio State) if we keep up this nonsense." In
the last two games, the Wolverines have chalked up 11 penalties
and five turnovers. The key to Michigan success has been the
ability to minimize mistakes. The Wolverines have led the nation
in least mistakes. These two game cumulative stats are com-
parable to those for the first five of last year. Needless to say,
that supreme perfectionist who runs the Maize and Blue was
feeling just a little peturbed despite the run-away of last week.
There's the rub, the mistakes. It didn't look like much to
worry about to those fans in the stands who were so bored that
by. the second half they took to tossing about the game ball
kicker Mike Lantry booted into the seats.
But the Michigan gamp is based, not upon superiority of
personnel, but on the performance 'as a workable unit. Shuttles-
worth will provide a good example of this point.
Here's a man who is without rival as the best fullback in
the loop. Not a more powerful runner plays for any Big Ten
team. Yet he will not lead the conference in rushing simply
because the offense does not revolve around him. He will,
however, continue to plug away, blocking and running out
his fakes.
Yet there was Bo Schembechler complaining over Weber's
lunch that offensive execution needed improvement.
If the precision is missing in the November 24th game, then
all-these exhibitions are worthless.
That's running a little ahead of the story. Exhibition Number'
Three is on deck this week and those weak cousins from the
Naval Academy are the foes. Last year they were trounced in a
boring 35-7 rout. This year won't be different.
So if you want razzle dazzle, go to Ypsilanti and check out
the Hurons. If you don't want that slow,- violent intimidation,
check out the three mile cross country postal meet. If you want
a clue how the Wolverines are going to win the big one, the
evidence will be on display at the Stadium. I've got a dollar that
says the first play Michigan runs is Shuttlesworth off left tackle.


Exp os s plit;

Reds clinch

By The Associated Press
MONTREAL - Willie Stargell
boomed his 44th home run of the;
National League season to lead:
Pittsburgh to a 3-0 victory over:
Montreal and a split of their dou-
bleheader with the Expos last!
The Expos snapped a seven-game
losing streak in the opener by nip-j
ping the Pirates 5-4.
The split kept Pittsburgh one-
half game behind New York in the
I battle for top spot in the East
Division, The teams are now tied!
in the loss column. Montreal is
tied for fourth, 31 games behind.
Stargell, who also homered in'
the eighth inning of the opener,
now leads the major leagues in
homers. The Pirates' slugger alsol
made a great running catch ofi
Jim Lyttle's fly ball to left centerI
to end the Expos' fifth and threwJ
out Tim Foli trying to score in the.
seventh. .
Ernie McAnally was cruising
along with a one-hit shutout' until
Stargell slammed his homer.

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Montreal had its chances against
Pirates' starter Nelson Briles,
* * *
Reds edge
CINCINNATI - Tony Perez and
Andy Kosko boomed home runs
last night and the Cincinnati Reds
clinched the National League's
West Division championship, de-
feating San Diego 2-1.I
It was the third division title in
four years for Cincinnati.
Dick Baney, making his first
National League start, earned the
victory with late help from re-,
je Standings

lievers Tom Hall and Pedro Bor-
Baney, a 25-year-old right-hander
who was cut from two minor
league clubs this season, stopped
the Padres on six hits until the
eighth inning before being lifted.
It was his second major league
victory. His last start was in 1969
for the Seattle Pilots of the Ameri-
can League.
* * *
Tigers slaughtered
DETROIT-Tommy Harper wal-
loped a grand slam home run and
Carl Yastrzemski and R e g g i e
Smith also homered,. leading the
Boston Red Sox to a 14-0 romp
over the Detroit Tigers last night.
Harper's 17th homer of the year
came in a five-run sixth inning for
Boston. Smith had tagged. a two-
run homer, his 20th, in the first
and Yastrzemski's 18th with two
men on came in the fifth.
Marty Pattin rode the heavy at-
tack to his 14th victory of the year.
The victory moved the Red Sox
one game ahead of Detroit in the
battle for second place in the
American League East.

STANFORD DEFENSIVE BACK Jim Kaffen (22) is about to get leveled by Bo Schembechler's fav-
orite blocker, Ed Shuttlesworth (31), as Chuck Heater (44) turns the corner. Kaffen had numerous op-
portunities to gaze into Shuttlesworth's eyes before meeting the Tartan Turf of Michigan Stadium in
last Saturday's 47-10 Michigan mauling of the Cardinals. For his efforts, Shuttlesworth was named of-

fensive champion of the week, while Kaffen got a free plane ride back to Palo Alto.
E-- ------ ------


Major Leagu

The Michigan Varsity Reserve
football team opened its 1973 sea-
son on an inept note, losing to a
more experienced N o t r e Dame
contingent 20-3 yesterday. The Jay-
vees, hampered by a lack of co-
hesion caused by a lack of practice
time as a team, could not put it
all together,
The Baby Blue put together their
one good drive following the open-
ing kickoff. The drive was sparked
by some inspired running by full-
back Jerry Vogele and tailback
Rob Lytle. Lytle picked up 40
yards of his game high 69 rushing
yards on this drive, capped by a
29 yard option gallop that took the
Wolverines down to the Notre
Dame five yard line..
The drive stalled there, as quar-
terback John Ceddia misfired on
two passing attempts, and Mich-
igan had to settle for a 22 yard
field goal by Bob Wood for a 3-0
Thearest of the game, however,
was all Notre Dame. The Baby
Blue could not move the ball with
any consistency, while the defense
proved incapable of stopping the
Irish attack. An interception by
Darrell Truitt proved for naught
as the Irish defense stifled all that
was thrown at it.
Capably directed by Rich Slager
and. Frank Trosko, Notre. Dame
moved into a 6-3 halftime lead on
a pair of Slager field goals of 33
and 31 yards, respectively. The
Irish used their superior depth to
!great advantage in mauling the
IBlue defenders.
In the second half, Notre Dame
capitalized on some slipshod tackl-
ing and porous pass defense to
open the margin to 13-3. Tom
Parise bounced off several Mich-
igan tacklers to move the ball to
the Michigan eleven. Slager, the
nephew of the Michigan Stadium
announcer, hit Don Knott on a

f re eze
scoring pass from there. Notre
Dame's final score came on a 13-'
yard pass from Trosko to Tom!
Michigan mounted a late threat
as a pass from Jeff Spahn to
Glenn Franklin gained 30 yards
into Irish territory. Ceddia was
thrown for a loss, however, and
nothing came of the threat.
Surveying the wreckage after the
game, coach Denny Brown ob-
served, "The key to the gamne was
that our front five (offensive line)
could not handle their front four.
Notre Dame used a lot of different
sets, which got our people con-

frosh J
fused. In fact, one of our guards
never blocked their tackle all day.'
In all fairness, it should be noted



New York
*clinched division title

W L Pet. GB
93 62 .600 - New York
84 72 .535 9 Pittsburgh
83 73 .532 102 Montreal
77 79 .494 16 St. Louis
72 83 .465 21 Chicago
68 88 .436 251/ Philadelphia

w L Pet. GB
79 77 .506 -
78 78 .500
76 81 .484 3
76 80 .487 3
75 80 .484 3
69 87 .442 10



that the people on the Varsity re-I *Oakland 92 64 .59
serve spend most of their practice Kansas City 85 71 .54
time imitating the offense and de- Minnesota 77 78 .4
tie7 Chicago 75 81 .48
fense of the varsity's upcoming California 74 81 .47
opponents. As' such, they do not Texas 54 102 .34
get in the constant practice that *cliAched division title
is the key to success in the Mich- Bstn14 Yesterday's Results
s ey oscesi Boston 14, Detroit 0
igan system. Minnesota at Oakland, inc.
The Jayvees get another shot at Texas at Calif, inc.
Today's Games
the Irish next week in South Bend. Minnesota at Oakland, 11 p.m.
With a little more work, they stand Texas at California, 11 p.m.
a good chance of gaining revenge Kansas City at Chicago, 9 p.m.
for the trouncing inflicted on them Boston at Cleveland, 6 p.m.
yesterday. Detroit at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m.


*Cincinnati 97 60 .618 .
Los Angeles 91 66 .580 6
7 San Francisco 86 71 .548 11
14/ Houston 79 79 .500 28
17 Atlanta 75 82 .478 22
17 ' San Diego 58 99 .369 39}
38 *clinched division title
Motel5-0, Pittsburgh 4-3
Cincinnati 2, San Diego 1
Houston 10, San Francisco 6
Today's Games
Montreal at New York, 8:05 p.m.
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 8:05 p.m.
Chicago at St. Louis, 9 p.m.
LosiAngeles at Atlanta, 8:05 p.m.
San Diego at Cincinnati, 8:05 p.m.
San Francisco at Houston, 8:30 p.m.

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