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Page Eight

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Sunday, September 30, 19 r:5

l'age Eight [HE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday, September 30, l"us

Mammoth

Blue

wave

flounders

_..-_Silence is golden, but . __

'M' grid machine . .

*0* 77

ill needs oil
Frank Longo

Wolverines stave off
stubborn Midshipmen
(Continued from Page 1) a punt on their own 19 yard line.
and through the Michigan line for Two Franklin keepers produced
chunks of six, 18 and seven yards only five yards, but on third down,
before Bob Jackson survived a he scampered 18 yards inside lift
jarring hit from defensive back end to the 42.
Dave Elliot to grab Glenny's pass That drive ended with Heater

BO SCHEMBECHLER was mildly perturbed.
Mildly perturbed? Who's kidding whom? If Michigan's head
football coach was at all pleased with his team's performance
during yesterday's 14-0 win (those other nouns like "annihilation".
and "onslaught" don't apply) over Navy, he certainly did a good
job of hiding it.
"If I act like I'm hot, I'm hot," snarled Schembechler in his
post-game interview, which was conducted as if his defending
Big ,Ten co-champion Wolverines had just been knocked on their
collective ear. That was appropriate. They might as well have
been.
The Middies, outscored 81-7 in their last two visits here,
refused to acknowledge Michigan's No. 4 national ranking, its
undefeated status, its size, depth, personnel, and all those
other things you're supposed to be afraid of when you come
to town to play the Wolverines.
"There was some spark out there today," suggested Navy's
first-year coach George Welsh. "We were better today than last
week (39-0 loss to Penn State), but we still should have been
better."
Whatever the case, the fact is that Michigan played much
worse than everyone expected and Navy pltyed much better
than everyone expected. The Wolverines executed poorly on
offense, tackled sloppily on defense, and, win or no win, shutout
or no shutout, just did not live up to their advance billing for
this one.
"We didn't block, we didn't tackle, we didn't do anything
right," emphasized Bo. "Michigan played the worst game I
have ever coached in Michigan Stadium. We were sluggish,
very sluggish in everything we did. Our blocking broke down
all over."
And consider this. When was the last time Michigan's
opponent ran more offensive plays than the Wolverines did?
It happened yesterday. When was the last time the Blue defense
gave up 173 yards in the air? It was last week against Stanford,
when Mike Boryla picked up over 200 passing yards. Still, yester-
day's was "the poorest performance by a defense for a shutout
I've ever seen," quoth Bo.
But stop. Did you catch that word "shutout?" Have we ever
mentioned "always bending, never breaking?" Because that's
just something you don't pass over, even if the Wolverines have
registered ten whitewashes in the past three years and have led
the nation in scoring defense the last two.
A shutout should never become commonplace. And this
one was not. It was obvious the Michigan team was not up for
this game, not like it had been for Stanford, at any rate. But
how easy is it for a team to get up for two games in a row?
And it was obvious that Navy was up for this game. No team
likes to come to Ann Arbor and get blown out two years running.
The Middies in. particular have always been known for never
quitting. Always fighting. Never giving in. Scrappy. And they
intended to turn things around this time.
But how do you argue with three interceptions, a fumble
recovery, and no points against? Cleveland Cooper, a 1,000-plus
yard rusher a year ago for Navy, was held to 44 net yards, which
was more than half his team's total of 83.
"We got down there, but that's not good enough," said
Welsh. "They did it when they had to and we couldn't.
Michigan is awfully tough to score against." And when the
clock runs out, that's all that matters.
Besides, "You gotta give Navy some credit," insisted Bo.
"They're a pretty good team. They were reading the option
fairly well, and we weren't. They played good defense, they threw
the ball well, they were scrappy!"
Michigan had a game like this last year. The Wolverines
overcame Indiana 21-7 at Bloomington in a mistake-filled contest
that featured 13 fumbles and one interception. They rebounded to
whip Iowa. Yesterday's game was comparably flat. "I hope that's
a humbling victory, if there is such a thing," remarked Schem-
bechler.
"They played a helluva game," said center Dennis Franks.
"Mentally we were unprepared," Wolfman Geoff Steger
agreed. "We just weren't thinking. We just didn't react like
we should and could have."
"Their offensive line was better than we thought they'd be,"
lauded defensive tackle and co-captain Dave Gallagher. "But
we expected to win. A lot of our mistakes were execution, but
that's no excuse. After this we'll be ready."
They'll have to be ready. Three down and eight to go, maybe,
but of those eight there won't be one in which Michigan will be
able to play this way and get away with it.

at the Wolverine 31 yard line. 1
A Glenny to Bert Calland aerial
netted seven more yards and
threatening field position at the
Blue 24. But another Navy mistake,
rather than a big play from the
defense thwarted the Middies as-
sault. Glenny threw into the arms
of tight end Bill Smyth for what
could have been a first and goal,
but Smvth ju yled the ba11 nut of.

knifing through a small hole for a
good gain, only to have the ball
pop loose, and into the hands of
Navy's Ward Hill.
The fumble, which sent Heater
to the bench for the remainder of
the contest, gave the Middies pos-
session at their own 39. Aided by
a personal foul and a 17 yard gain
on a deflected pass, Navy once

y"'o " gg again sailed into scoring territory.
bounds and to comopund Naval This time, the threat died when
woes, offensive pass interference Glenny pitched out behind Tupuola,
was called, putting the ball back resulting in an 18 yard loss.
on the 39 yard line.
A Navy punt gave Michigan pos-
ON THE NEXT play, Glenny's session and Franklin ran out the
home run ball fell into the waiting clock on the first half, to the sound
armsof ' dfendr Brry ot-of scattered boos from the student
arms of 'M' defender Barry Dot- section.
zauer, bringing the drive to a The boos subsided in the second
screeching halt. Dotzauer reversed half as the crawl to victory con-
engines, broke a tackle at the one, tinued, but some tartshouts of
and returned the interception to "Oh my God" and "Wow, a four-
Michigan's 18 yard line. -.yard gain" greeted Michigan's first
pass completion of the game (in
The Wolverine offense quickly the game's final three minutes).
shifted into low gear with Heater
and Shuttlesworth supplying the THE WOLVERINES managed to
power. The pair ran the ball seven score again in the second half, go-
straight times for 36 yards before ing 54 yards in 11 plays with Shut-
tlesworth handling the final four
theaNavy d efense smothered carries. But for the most part, as
Franklin on a third-and-one from Bo put it "We were sluggish in
the 47. everything we did."
Following Dotzauer's fourth punt -
of the game, the defense hemmed NL EAST RACE
Navy in with third and 12 at their Page
own ten yard line, but a 14 yard Losing coach George Welsh had
run off left guard by Tupuola IOU- nothing but praise for the Wolver-
bled by a coach on the field pen- ines' offensive strategy. "I'd do
alty gave the Middies breathing exactly the same thing with their
room and spoiled Michigan's shot team," he claimed. "When you've
at ideal field position. got a great running quarterback,
why send him back to pass? I

Daily Photo by JOHN UPTON
DENNIS FRANKLIN (9) tries to evade George Markulis (54) in a play during yesterday's Michigan-Navy game. Navy defensemen spent
a lot of time chasing Franklin and with some success. Michigan's outside game was contained quite well by the Midshipmen.

OSU ROMPS:

B adgers

From wire Service Reports
Big Ten football teams emerged

THE WOLVERINES held on the
following series and took over after
Seasick

TEAM:
First Downs
Rushes
Passing yards
Return yards
PassesV
Fumbles-lost
Penalties-yards
LINE SCORE:
NAVYd
MICHIGAN7
SCORING PLAYS:
Michigan: Heater, 8-yard
Michigan: Shuttlesworth,
(Lantry kick)
INDIVIDUAL:

hope we don't play another quarter- f r o m yesterday's intersectional:
back like Franklin again," he battles with a far from glossy 3-7
added. slate, but in the process came!
Glenny had some eyebrow-rais- away with increased prestige. j
ing comments on the vaunted In. only one game did a loop rep-
Michigan defense. "We thought resentative turn in a poor perform-
theyhgadomeeknesWesintheiance, Minnesota's 34-18 defeat at
they had some weaknesses in their the hands of Kansas.
pass defense," he explained. "They But in the other six losses, four
play a 5-2 with their halfbacks and came at the hands of teams rank-
safetv nrettv far from the line of ed in the top ten nationally, and

141
SUN

Navy
20
45/83
173
3
17-30-3
6-1
5-38

Mich.
15
59/268
4
28
1-3-0
1-1
5-58

scare Yebraska
state rival Purdue, 20-7, at Ross-
Ade Stadium.
I The Boilermakers did not go
down without a fight, however,
as they seldom due with the
Irish. It toolt some fancy running
£Y71 by the Irish tailback Art Best to
overcome a 7-3 Purdue margin.
Best dashed 94 yards in seven
NIGHT EDITOR: DAN BORUS first half carries, 124 in 16 over-
all.
The huge but slow Minnesota
Gophers fell before Big Eight rival
three-touchdown 20 touchdowns a year ago, was Kansas 34-19 at Lawrence. The
ut the triumph. wheeled to the operating table this Gophers had earned a 10-10 dead-
is staved off the morning after suffering torn knee lock at intermission.
a 14-yard scoring ligaments. He'll miss the remain- ;The Jayhawks pounced on two
:h 83-yard 'Husk- der of his junior campaign. . third period fumbles to take a quick
Soph quarterback C o r n e 1i u s 24=10 lead which the Gophers could
the lead seem- Greene excited an all-time Ohio never erase. Delvin Williams scor-
n a superb 96- Stadium throng of 87,439 with a ed the last of his three scoring
urn by Selvie 72-yard scoring jaunt, while tail- thrusts for Kansas in the final
barely five min- back Archie Griffin sprinted 68 stanza, knifing through for the fin-
yards to paydirt in the rain-soaked al score.
State was not tilt. ' 1-1

00 0- 0
7 0 7 0-14
run; (Lantry
1-yard run;

scrimmage the Big Ten clubs held their own
in each of them.
"That defense gave us a lot of The wins yesterday came from
seams and we figured we could hit the league's traditional spearcar-
the inside curl pattern, which we riers, Ohio State and Michigan. The
did. Michigan may have had an off Bucks thrashed Texas Christian 37-
3 at Columbus, while Michigan got
day today, but I thought Penn State by Navy, 14-0. Indiana surprised'
(39-0 winners over Navy last week) slight favorite Kentucky for the
had a much tougher defense. They third win, 17-3.
came at you from all different di- Perhaps Wisconsin's 20-16 loss at
rections." the hands of second-ranked Ne-
. .mtb.cbraska best symbolized the frus-
Direction seemed to be k in trating Big Ten afternoon.
all facets of the Michigan game The winless Badgers (0-3) heldI
yesterday. the lead until the final three min-

utes until the
picks could pull o
Tailback Tony Dav
major upset with a
run capping a clutc
er drive.
Wisconsin took
ingly for good or
yard kickoff ret
Washington with b
utes left.
Although Ohio

RUSHING

NAVY
Cooper
Tupuola
Jackson
Gilmore
Glenny
MICHIGAN
Franklin
Shuttlesworth
Heater
Chapman
Bell
Thornbladhl
NAVY
Glenny
MICHIGAN
Franklin

att. yds. avg.
18 44 2.4
10 37 3.7
5 19 3.8
4 4 1.0
8 -21 -2.6

17
21
10
3
7
1

69 4.1
90 4.2
47 4.7
16 5.3
42 6.0
4 4.0

MIZZOU ROLLS

PASSING

Tide

sinks

Van

att. comp. int. yds.
30 17 3 173

frustrated on the scoreboard the Up in East Lansing the Mich- Coachkrank eaueye rursh eow-
medical report was not so encour- igan State Spartans fell victim of their brutal schedule for the
aging. Buck fu11back Harold to an overwhelming UCLA third week in succession. Yester-
"Champ" Henson, who blasted for ground attack, spoiling head day it was Penn State, as the
-~~~~~1coach Denny Stolz's home open- Nittany Lions used three first
quarter scores to dump Iowa,
The Spartans catapaulted to an 27-8.
early advantage but the Bruins The Indiana Hoosiers handed new
methodically ran down the out- coach Lee Corso his maiden win
weighed Green Meanies to ice the at Bloomington yesterday as his
d e rbconvincing verdict. MSU led 13-6 crew posted a surprising 17-3 tri-
on T y r o n e Wilson's one-yard umph over Kentucky. Indiana took
defense, the passing of Condredge plunge, but the 286 yard Bruin control of the game in the second
Holloway and the running of Haskel rushing game gradually wore them canto as tailback Ken Starling
Stanback in beating Auburn 21-0 down. plunged in for the go-ahead score.
yesterday in a Southeastern Con- Seventh-ranked Notre Dame pow- Previously unbeaten Illinois was
ference football opener for both ered its way past a tenacious Pur- toppled in a seesaw battle to West
teams. due squad to eclipse their inter- Virginia, 17-10. Danny "Lightning"
..,..........'EBuggs streaked 55 yards with a
pass with 3:25 of playing time re-
maining to lift the Mountaineersto
their third straight win.
At Evanston, Pittsburgh unveiled

3

RECEIVING

NAVY
Cooper
Smyth
Calland
Jackson
Ameen
MICHIGAN
Chapman
NAVY
Stufflebeemn

ni

1 0 By The Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A host of
Alabama. running backs, compli-
o. yds. avg. mented by Wayne Wheeler's clutch
1 8 8.0 catches, propelled fifth-ranked Ala-
5 67 13.4 bama to an easy 44-0 victory over
3 18 6:0 Vanderbilt last night in a South-'
3 34 11.3 eastern Conference football game.
Alabama scored the first four
1 4 4.0 times it had the ball and eight of
its 11 possessions.
o. yds. It was 17-0 after one quarter and
223 36.1 27-0 at halftime.
Mike Stock had touchdown runs
320 40.0 of 13 and one yards, Randy Billings-

PUNTING

6

zICHIGAN
Dotzauer 8

sley scored from 13 yards out, Ellisc
Beck from three yards out andI
Wheeler caught a 14-yard TD pass
from quarterback Gary Rutledge.3
Bill Davis hit field goals of 35,f
23 and 37 yards to complete thet
Tide scoring.
Tigers roar
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Quarter-
back John Cherry threw two touch-
down passes and directed Missouri
to a 27-14 victory over North Caro-
lina yesterday- as the Tigers re-'
mained unbeaten after three
games.
BULLETIN
LOS ANGELES (P)-Oklahoma
pounded 70 yards for a third-
q u a r t e r touchdown on Steve
Davis' short run and the eighth-
ranked Sooners shocked top-rank-
ed Southern California with a 7-7
tie last night, snapping the de-
fending national champion Tro-
jans' winning streak at 14 games.

GRIDDE PICKINGS
MICHIGAN 14, Navy 0
Ohio State 37, Texas Christian 3
UCLA 34, Michigan State 21
West Virginia 17, Illinois 10
Indiana 17, Kentucky 3
Notre Dame 20, Purdue 7
Pittsburgh 21, Northwestern 14
Penn State 27, Iowa 8
Nebraska 20, Wisconsin 16
Kansas 34, Minnesota 19
Texas 28, Texas Tech 12
Tennessee 21, Auburn 0
Oklahoma 0 at Southern Cal, 0
(1st quarter)
SMU 37, Virginia Tech 6
Delaware 21, Lehigh 9
Arkansas 21, Iowa State 19
Missouri 27, North Carolina 14
Bucknell 0, Columbia 0
Slippery Rock 17, Edinboro State 3
Daily Alumni at DAILY LIBELS,
game today
OTHER GAMES
Amherst 24, Springfield 14
California 51, Army 6
Nichols College 14, Albany St. NY 7
Wilkes College 25, Pycoming Col 0
LSU 24, Rice 9
Appalachian St 24, Davidson Col 8
Kentucky State 9, Jackson State 7
Salem College 22, Concord College 21
Ferris State 14, Michigan Tech 14
Moorhead State 17, Bemidji State 7
No. Dakota St 14, Morningside 0
Oklahoma St 70, Southern Illinois 7
South Dakota 18, Northern Iowa 7
American Int'l 22, Norwich Univ 14

Coast Guard 28, Colby College 6
Cornell 35, Colgate 21
C. W. Post 25, Montclair 22
Harvard 24, Massachusetts 7
*Middlebury 17, Wesleyan 14
New Hampshire 10, Dartmouth 9
NY Tech 14, West Conn St 0
Newark St 3, Fairleigh Dicksn 0
Rutgers 39, Princeton 14
Georgia 31, No Carolina St 12
Maryland 31, Villanova 3
Virginia 7, Duke 3
Bowling Green 31, West Michigan 20
Bowdoin 6, Worcester Tech 0
Brown 20, Rhode Island 20
Dickinson Col 41, Swarthmore 13
Lafayette 16, Pennsylvania 14
Temple 63, Holy Cross 34
Williams Col 15, Trinity College 10
Georgia Tech 29, Clemson 21
No. Carolina Cen 11, Morgan St 8
Washington & Lee 22, Centre Col 0
Connecticut 27, Yale 13
western Illinois 28, Wis. Milwaukee 3
Colorado 52, Baylor 28
Stanford 23, San Jose State 12
Washington 21, Syracuse 7
washington St 51, Idaho 24

freshman tailback Tony Dorsett on
a rain-sodden field as he carried
them to a 21-14 victory over North-
western. Dorsett ran for 265 yards
in 38 trips, including 43 yards of a
game-winnig 68-yard drive.
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A crowd of 40,500 saw the 20th-
ranked Big Eight power grab a 14-0
first period lead on Cherry's touch-
down passes of 13 yards to Mark
Miller and nine yards to John Kel-
sey.
Vols fly
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Ninth-
ranked Tennessee used a swarming
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