Wednesday, September 26, 1973
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wednesday, September 26, 1973 THE MICHIGAN DAILY t'age Seven
Lantry boots 'em...
fears and field goals
FOUR YEARS AGO, Mike Lantry was stationed in Vietnam
with the 82nd Airborne Unit. He dreamt of someday kicking
field goals for a major college football team.
By now, probably every soldier still over there knows what
Lantry did last Saturday in Michigan's 47-10 conquest of Stan-
ford. His successful attempts from 50 and 51 yards out brought
the biggest roars of the day from the 80,177 fans who are not
accustomed to seeing long field goals made in Michigan Stadium.
Going all the way back to 1961, only two field goals of 40
yards or more had been made by Michigan players.
Dana Coin, who is remembered for his 55 straight extra
points in 1971, kicked a 42 yarder in 1970, and Doug Bickle kicked
one from 40 yards out in 1961.
"He's gaining confidence," says Michigan assistant coach
Jerry Hanlon, who handles the Michigan kicking game.
Ever since he was a placekicker at Oxford (Mi.) High,
Lantry has been striving for confidence in himself. When he
finished'high school, however, Lantry still was unsure of him-
self, and as he says, "I just didn't have any direction."
So he enlisted in the service, went to Vietnam, and ap-
plied to Michigan when he was spending his last year in the
service working in Washington, D.C.
Lantry came to Michigan in the spring of 1971, and began
readying himself for the placekicking job since Coin was just a
year away from graduation.
At spring practice the following year, Lantry battled Mark
McCabe for the vacated position.
McCabe, who transferred from the University of Detroit, had
only a year of eligibility remaining, had once suffered a serious
head injury as a kid, and was considered a high-risk by head
coach Bo Schembechler.
So Lantry was practically given the job, having to battle
only his confidence and concentration problems.
"He's always had a strong .leg," assessed Hanlon after prac-
tice yesterday, "but he never seemed to get in a groove. Kicking
is just like a golf swing; you have to learn to do everything the
same each time."
Lantry had a rather erratic sophomore season, making
only five of 14 field goal attempts while hitting 31 of 35 extra
And, as Coin did the previus year, he kicked a 30 yarder
in the final seconds to beat Purdue. "That field goal was a
big boost to my confidence," Lantry said yesterday after
propelling his usual 40 to 50 kicks over the Ferry Field wall.
Following that disappointing loss to Ohio State, Lantry re-
joined Dixon Farmer's Michigan track team, and had a good
season as a shot-putter. So when spring practice came along
again, Lantry was out of his placekicking form, and sophomore
Bob Wood was battling him for the job.
"I think I've made my biggest improvements over the sum-
mer," continued Lantry. "I've been kicking pretty good all
during the fall."
Last season, the home-town fans would cheer when Lan-
try's high kicks would clear the protective screens which
were erected at each end of the field to keep the fans from
getting a souvenir.
This season, Lantry has yet to clear the barrier, while he
hasn't missed a kick. In the opening game at Iowa, Lantry
made all four conversions, and kicked a 39 yarder which, at
the time, was his personal best.
Lantry then brought his new kicking style into Michigan
Stadium, drove his lower kickoffs into the endzone, lined his
conversions into the screen, and nailed those two long field goal
attempts through the uprights instead of above them.
So now Michigan has an added dimension to the productive
offense that has scored 78 points in its first two games. Last
Saturday, Schembechler acted very surprised when reporters
mentioned the record kicks. "Was that thing really 50 yards?
Boy, a coach would have to be dumb to try a field goal from
Schembechler wasn't trying to kid anyone,'however, as he's
finally gained confidence in his kicking game.
And Lantry, who still has almost two seasons left as a Mich-
igan player, is quick to point out that it's more than his toe
%that broke the record. "When the kick goes through, it seems
that I always get the credit. If I could put in a plug for them,
without those 10 guys there's no way in hell that I could make it."
R Doily Photo by DAVID MARGOLICK
SOMEONE ELSE besides Michigan's Mike Lantry broke a field goal record Saturday at Michigan Sta-
dium. However, the goal was not one for distance, as Stanford's Rod Garcia (14) booted his 25th career
field goal, tying a Pac-8 record and furthering his own Cardinal record. The field goal didn't help,
though, as Michigac won, 47-10.
LONG DROP FOR HORNS
Miami upends powtvoerful Texas
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK - Cleon Jones
slammed a tie-breaking home' run
in the sixth inning and made a
game-saving catch in the seventh,
pacing the New York Metsto a 2-1
victory over Montreal last night
and a 1 -game lead over Pitts-
burgh in the National League's
Jones, who has driven in 11
runs in the last six games,
clouted a 1-1 pitch from rookie
Steve Rogers deep into the visi-
tors' bullpen in left field with
one out in the sixth.
Winner Jerry Koosman, 13-15,
had allowed only four hits and one
unearned run until Pepe Frias sin-
gled with twoout in the seventh
for his third hit.
Relief ace Tug McGraw with 23
saves replaced Koosman and Fe-I
lipe Alou drilled his second pitch
on a high line to left-center, where
Jones made a running back-hand
* * *
PITTSBURGH - Mike Anderson
and BillRobinson rapped solo home
runs to back the five-hit pitching
of Steve Carlton and give the
Philadelphia Phillies a 2-1 victory
over the Pittsburgh Pirates last
The Phillies, the only team
that has been mathematically
eliminated in the East Division,
took a 1-0 lead in the second on
Anderson's solo homer to right
off Pirate starter JimRooker.
Rooker, who fell to 9-6 with the
loss, also surrendered a solo hom-
er to left in the sixth by Robinson,
on WED., SEPT. 26
at 7:00 p.m.
MARGARET BELL POOL
The victory boosted Carlton's
record to a meager 13-9, well off
the 27-10 mark that brought him
the Cy Young Award last season.
Carlton walked two and struck
out seven in whipping the Pirates.
* * *
ST. LOUIS - Jose Cardenal's
two-run double with two out in the
ninth inning helped the Chicago
Cubs to a 4-3 decision over the St.
Louis Cardinals last night.
With the score tied 2-2, the Cubs
loaded the bases for Cardenal's
big hit on a single by Adrian Gar-
rett and walks by Billy Williams
and Ron Santo.
Cardenal then doubled off Die-
go Segui to score pinch-runner
Matt Alexander and Williams.
Jimmy Rosello eventually walk-
ed with the bases loaded to force
in the winning run.
Earlier, Ted Simmons led off
the seventh inning with his 13th
home run of the baseball season to
give the Cardinals a 2-1 lead. Sim-
mons drilled his homer over the
right field wall off Chicago ace
By FRED UPTON
The Texas Longhorns, picked
by Sports Illustrated as the na-
tion's number one college football
team, suffered a shocking 20-15.
loss to the University of Miami
(Fla.) last Friday night, in the
season opener for both teams.
The loss dropped the Long-
horns, coached byDarreltRoyal,
down to 14th place in the AP
poll, and entirely out of the top
twenty in the UPI rankings. The
Hurricanes advanced to 18th
place in the AP and 19th in the
THE WIN WAS the first for
Miami's new head coach, Pete
Elliott, a standout quarterback
at Michigan in the late 40's and
All-America in 1948, and later
head coach at Illinois.
Miami pressured the Longhorns
into fumbling the ball eight times
of which the Hurricanes recover-
SThe Top 20
ed five. Two of the fumbles were
by Texas quarterback Marty
Atkins in the fourth quarter, on
the Miami 29 and 34 yard lines.
Sophomore halfback Joe Aboussie
also fumbled twice. His first
fumble came on the Miami 30
when he had a clear field to the
Hurricane end zone-he simply
dropped the ball without being
The Texas offense could not be
eastern back of the week. Miami
converted 11 of 18 third down
plays and was 12 for 18 in the
passing department. The Hurri-
canes controlled the ball for 72
plays while Texas had it for only
However, Miami stll has to
play Florida State, Florida, Okla-
homa, Houston,NWest Virginia,
Alabama and Notre Dame, a
tough schedule for a team trying
to attain national prominence.
As a result of the upset, El-
liott was named national coach
of the week.
In 1967, Elliott, father of Wol-
verines' defensive back Dave El-
liott, along with basketball coach
Harry Combes and assistant
coach Howard Braun, turned in
his resignation at Illinois after
violating Conference Rules and
Regulations. Unauthorized funds
for recruiting purposes and finan-
cial assistance to student-athletes
forced an indefinite suspension
of the coaches and eventually
Now Elliott has regained his
status by leading a non-ranked
team to the biggest upset of the
young college football season.
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre's
a romantic comedy by
October 3-6, 1973
stopped by the Miami defense ex-
cept by the Longhorns own fum-
bling woes. Texas did not punt
once and threw the ball only four
times-one a desperation pass in
the final quarter. Junior Roose-
velt Leaks, who rushed for 1,099
yards last year, gained 153 yards
in 30 carries out of the total
Texas rushing yardage of 287,
tend leads the NCAA in rushing.
THE BRIGHT SPOT in Miami's
offense was Woody Thompson,
who scored all three Hurricane
touchdowns and was named South-
Shop, and Grinnell's
By The Associated Press
W LT Pts.
California 36 2-0-0 1,120
aska 12 2-0-0 1,0221
State 1 1-0-0 955
HIGAN 1 2-0-0 844
ama 1 2-0-0 766
nState 2 2-0-0 654
e Dame 1-070 585
homa 1 1-0-0 422
nessee 2-0-0 386
siana State 2-0-0 281
urn 2-0-0 239
homa State 2-0-0 197
ona State 2-0-0 166
ston 2-0-0 92
Ida 2-0-0 66
,A 1-1-0 60
mi, Fla. 1-0-0 59
Carolina St. 2-1-0 53
Missouri 2-0-0 38
y Libels 1 2-0-0 8
United Press International
hern Cal 2-0 23 328
raska 2-0 8 298
St. * 1-0 4 281
HIGAN 2-0 238
ama 2-0 205
n St. 2-0 122
e Dame 1-0 112
thoma 1-0 109
nessee 2-0 62
%homa St. 2-0 35
ston 2-0 13
urn 2-0 10
ona St. 2-0 8
Florida 2-0 7
SMU 2-0 7
Missouri 2-0 7
Tulane 1-0 6
Miami la, 1-0 6
Daily Libels 2-0 6
ENRAGED by the lack of recognition deserving of them in the na-
tional football polls, the Daily Libels called an emergency meeting
last night to discuss strategy for their upcoming game with the Daily
alumni this weekend.
The Libels, tied for 20th in the Associated Press poll and 18th in
the UPI, are undefeated following a 1-0 win over the Beeley Streetj
Prophets (who failed to show up for the game) and a 77-0 conquest at
Vassar, most of the scores coming after the game.
"We got the $%&?!-&*!- kicked out .of us," complained Big
Pink coach Hermione Goldfish, who willingly took time out from
her busy Broadway schedule for an exclusive Daily interview.
But the Libels, whose only first place vote was cast by Joe
Falls, are planning to run up the score if given the chance.
"We've got the potential to be No. 1, and the talent to name our
own score," predicted Dandy Dan Borus.
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1. Navy at MICHIGAN (pick 12. Auburn at Tennessee
score) 13. Oklahoma at Southern Cal
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3. UCLA at Michigan State Methodist
4. West Virginia at Illinois
S. Kentucky at Indiana 15. Delaware at Lehigh
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Los Angeles 92 66 .588 6
San Francisco 86 72 .545 12
Houston 80 79 .503 18%
Atlanta 75 83 .475 23
San Diego 58 100 .366 40
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Cincinnati 3, San Diego 2
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