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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Sunday, November 11, 1973

THE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday, November11, 1913
0

Whew!
overcome
stubborn

olverines
fumbles,

I

,

Illini,

21-6

I

(Continued from Page 1) THE STUNNED Wolverines fin-
first Illini drive and three-pointer, ally got on the board after a Walt
but that ho-hum attitude changed Williamson recovery of a Perrin
quickly after the inspired visitors fumble negated a Franklin bobble
reeled off three quick first downs a play earlier.
to the Michigan 21. Junior tailback Gil Chapman,
Even the staid Michigan March- making his first appearance after
ing Band sensed things were not pulling a groin muscle three weeks
progressing "According to Hoyle", ago, sparked the short 32 yard
as they broke into a spirited ren- march, capped by an Ed Shuttles-
dition of the "The Victors", usually worth one-yard crunch behind Seal
reserved only for touchdowns. and tackle Curtis Tucker.
WITH FOURTH down and a yard The Wolverines, notably guard
on the Blue 12, Blackman elected Mike Hoban, had been confused by
to go with the reliable Beaver again the shifting, stunting Illini defense
despite the wishes of his quarter- during the first half, but they
back. straightened things out at half-
"I'm not saying it was a bad de- time and drove 62 yards in eight
cision, but I felt we had the mo- plays with the second half kickoff.
mentum to score a touchdown," CHAPMAN GOT the score on a
Hollenbach stated later. finely - executed pitch from Frank-
Beaver's 29-yard boot hit the left lin, cutting inside Shuttlesworth's
upright, bounded off the crossbar, leveling block and outracing three
and fell through, giving the upstart Illini defensive backs to the flag.
Illini a 6-0 cushion with five min- Nursing a 14-6 lead, Shuttles-
utes before intermission. worth fumbled a series later and

SUNDAY SPORTS
NIGHT EDITOR: MARC FELDMAN

V

Daily Photo by STEVE KAGAN
DEFENSIVE END -Don Coleman (39) and tackle Doug Troszak give Illinois running back George Uremovich (29) a taste of the big Michi-
gan defense in yesterday's 21-6 Wolverine triumph.

- -

Nine and oh with two to go

TEN
ROWS
DEEP
- Bob Heuer ----- -

F,-

"good, close, game"

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... good enough?
THE SURFACE it was still another Michigan victory: A
big win over "a darn good football team" as Bo Schem-
becher called the Illini. Comments like, "good close game,"
"just the type of game we wanted," and "they tested us pretty
good" rolled around the Michigan locker room after the game.
But beneath the surface of a good, close game are factors
that could bode ill for Michigan's final two (three?) games of
the year.
First and foremost in the minds of Schembechler and his
charges was the fumble factor. The stats tell the story-six
fumbles, four lost. Bo does not understand why his backs can't
hold on to the football. "Hitting does not cause a fumble," he
commented. "Carelessness causes fumbles."
In nine games this year, the Wolverines have fumbled 29
times, losing 14. In 11 games last year, they fumbled only 22
times, losing 11. As Schembechler candidly admits, "These are
not the best backs I've had in that respect (fumbling)."
But "fumble" wasn't the only dirty word to rear its head
in yesterday's aftermath. The defense, in Bo's words, "bent
as much as I've ever seen 'em bend, but they didn't break."
The defenders sparkled in the second half, holding the Illini
to only 52 total yards and stopping a drive inside their own
ten yard line.
But there were plenty of raised eyebrows in the first half as
' the lightly regarded Illinois attack ground up yardage at ten
yards a crack. In the drive which ended in Dan Beaver's second
field goal, consecutive Illini thrusts netted nine yards on a screen
pass, ten on a completion over the middle and eight more off
left tackle. Those kind of bends could put Michigan in deep
trouble two weeks from now.
Another defensive factor could give Michigan headaches,
especially against Ohio State. Of the six touchdowns given up this
year, four have been on "big plays." An interception return by
Iowa, a 30-yard scoring pass in the Stanford game, a deflected
pass where the defenders got in each other's way against Wiscon-
sin, and a halfback pass at Minnesota.
Call them flukes or accidents, but it's still six points, and
the Buckeyes are known for coming up with the "fluke" play,
witness Archie Griffin's 30 yard TD run in last year's heart-
breaker. Without that, OSU's goalline stands would merely
have kept the frosting off the cake.
And speaking of frosting, where is the vaunted passing attack
that Bo promised would augment the running game this year?
Denny Franklin has proven his worth as a passer. But 11 attempts
in the last two games (even if he completed nine of them) can
hardly be considered adequate use of Franklin's arm. One can
only hope that, as he did last year, Bo is saving his aerial barrage
for the Buckeyes.
And speaking of Buckeyes, is Michigan's preparation for the
big one proceeding on schedule? In varying degrees, the Michigan
players and their braintrust think it is.
Right now Bo Schembechler is asking just two things: that the
defense stay healthy and that the offensive start holding on to the
football. Veteran assistant coach George Mans went a little
further, addressing himself to the touchy subject of momentum.
"The game today was good for us," said Mans. "We needed
a close game to get the feel of playing under some pressure. But,"
he added, "it would be real nice if we could demolish Purdue
next week."
Franklin and guard Mike Hoban echoed Mans' sentiments.
Speaking of the upcoming Boilermaker battle, Franklin said,
"I think we need to put everything together." Hoban's "We
don't want it this close next week" comment agreed. Said
Gil Chapman: "We've been sort of inconsistent all year .. .
but I think we're gonna reach our peak right on time."
In terms of building pre-Ohio State momentum, the Wolverines
peaked for their 1969 triumph over the Bucks by shellacking
Illinois and Iowa 57-0 and 51-6 respectively. Preceding their
1970 loss at Columbus, the Illini and Hawks were again yipped,
42-0 and 55-0.

Runrs qalf
for NCAA meet
By MARCIA MERKER figure out the problem because
By producing its best overall per- Brown has never run two bad or
formanc$ this season yesterday, mediocre races in a row.
the Michigan cross-country team Jon Cross finished 49th at 31.03
qualified for the NCAA national and Dave Eddy 59th at 31.10.
meet next weekend at Spokane, In the words of"coach Farmer,
Washington. The question remains "So few rewards come to a cross-'
whether Don Canham will send couitry man that the men who
the team or not. qualify should be able to go." It
Michigan has not been repre- will be interesting to note what
sented as a team at the NCAA's Don Canham thinks of his cross-
since at least 1954 when it last won country team.
the Big Ten cross-country chain--------
pionship. If the squad does go, at
least five of the harriers, chances
are optimistic that the Wolverines
will place near fifteenth in the l
In the case that Canham does
not approve the expenditure, Bill
Bolster will represent the Michigan By ROGER ROSSITER
squad solely as he qualified in- special To The Daily
dividually yesterday at the NCAAI
Region IV finals. Bolster poured it MINNEAPOLIS - "We knew be-
on in the last 300 yards to finish fore the game we had to win, and
twentieth with a 30.25 clocking. we did it," gushed defenseman
During the season, the four-year Tom Lindskog in the jubilantI
veteran finished at best third man Michigan dressing room following
for the Wolverines, the Wolverines' 4-3 hockey victory
Eastern Michigan, led by Gordonover Minnesota last night.
Minty's first place finish, won the For a while, it looked as thoughl
meet with a total of 81 points. a carbon-copy of Friday night's
Right behind were Big Ten Cham- overtime tie was in the making.
pion Indiana at 123, Wisconsin at' Michigan again jumped off to an
125, Michigan State with 165, and early lead, only to have the Go-j
tied for fifth place, and the final phers come storming back in the
qualifying berth, were Michigan third period.
and Minnesota with 168 points. But the Michigan defense,
In the individual awards, behind
Minty were Pat Mandara of In-
diana, Craig Virgin and Mike Dur-' l m ill
kin, both of Illinois. The harriersS
competed in a field of 23 teams, all
striving to qualify for the NCAA MICHIGAN 2 2 0--4
Championship meet November 19 Minnesota 0 1 2-3

TEAM ILL. MICH.
Rushes-yards 43-135 62-295 Chapman
First downs 10 18 Heater
Passing yards 84 36 Shuttlesw
Passes 8-20-1 3-4-0 Thornbla
Punts-avg. 6-36.3 4-36.2 Seal
Fumbles-lost 2-1 6-4 Franklin
Penalties-yards 4-40 4-35 Bell
Illinois 0 6 0 0- 6 Haslerig
MICHIGAN 0 7 7 7-21
SCORING PLAYS:
Illinois-Beaver, 41-yard field goal
Illinois-Beaver, 29-yard field goal
Michigan-Shuttlesworth, 1 - yard run Hollenba
(Lantry kick)
Michigan-Chapman, 33 - yard run Franklin
(Lantry kick)
Michigan-Seal, 20-yard run on lateral
recovery (Lantry kick)
RUSHING
fILLINOIS Roberson

MICHIGAN
worth
dh

cel

1
1
1
1

,PASSING
ILLINOIS
a
MICHIGAN
RECEIVING
ILLINOIS
MICHIGAN

6 103
1 76
4 59
5 23
1 20
1 11
3 2
1 1

6.4
6.9
4.2
4.6
20.0
1.0
0.7
1.0
yds.
84
36
avg.
14.3
6.8
14.0
15.5
5.0

tt. comp.;
20 8
4 3
no. yds.
3 43
4 27
1 14
2 31
1 5

the Illini's Greg Colby recovered
on the Wolverine 25.
BUT A keyed - up Michigan de-
fensive corps, ignited by reserve
tackle Jeff Perlinger, forced Hol-
lenbach into a third down inter-
ception (Carl Russ) and the threat
was ended.
Six plays later, however, the
Blue defense was on the field
again, following a Chapman fum-
ble on the 'M' 29.
All the Illini could muster
though, was a 56-yard field goal
stab by Beaver, which tell ten
yards short.
SEAL'S HEROICS came an ex-
change of punts later, with Michi-
gan perched on the Illinois 20.
The play started out like a hun-
dred other Michigan option rights,
until outside linebacker Chuck Ko-
gut bushwhacked the surprised
Franklin. The free ball went
bounding into the open, a massive
herd in hot pursuit.
But Seal got their first, scooped
it up, and thundered down the wes-
tern sideline untouched to paydirt.
"AFTER I PICKED up the ball
all I could see was open space,"
a happy Seal joked afterward.
Starting tailback Chuck Heater,
who showed flashes of brilliance
early, fumbled again late in the
game to join the ranks of the but-
terfingered.

I

Uremovich
Perrin
Greene
Hollenbach

att. yds.
23 79
14 61
2 8
4 -13

avg.
3.6
4.4
4.0
-3.2

Greene
Uremovich
Haslerig
Seal

"I'd appreciate it very much if
we held on to the football," a sar-
castic Schembechler commented.
"I've been too nice a guy, but I'm
going to start getting pretty damn
tough now."
AS FOR the inevitable compari-
sons with Ohio State, Illinois of-
fensive tackle Gerry Sullivan add-
ed his thoughts to the expanding
fire.
"Ohio State has better lineback-
ers," he said. "Strinko is very
good, but Gradishar (Randy), Mid-
dleton (Rick), and Koegel (Vic)
are all better."
Well, Gerry, we'll all just have
to wait two weeks to see about
that.
Po loren
captureU
crown
By LESLIE RIESTER
"It's been a long time coming."
No matter who you talked to on
Michigan's water polo team, that
was the answer you'd get. It had
been a long time since anyt idy
could swim by Indiana, but
Michigan did it in convincing
fashion this weekend to capture
the Midwest Water Polo Con-
ference championship, beating
Loyola 11-5 in the clincher.
After downing the Hoosiers 13-6
in the afternoon contest, Michi-
gan took on Loyola for the cham-
pionship. Loyola started fast,
scoring two quick goals early in
the first period. Michigan then
called a time out.
"I wanted to calm them down,"
asserted Michigan coach John
Pheney. "They were really ex-
cited-they wanted it so bad."
The time out apparently helped
as Michigan came back to tally
three times in the next two min-
utes. Seniors Chris Hansen,
Stuart Isaac and sophomore Rich
Yawitz pumped in goals to put
the Wolverines ahead for good.
Yawitz led Michigan with four
goals followed by the Bauer
brothers, Pat and Joe, with two
apiece. Goalie Jim Firestone
played a good game but had con-
siderable help from his fine de-
fense, led by Joe Bauer and Paul
Fairman.

I

0

J

rs
spearhe
bie Mo
nesota
a vital
Moore
al throu

edge

Minnesota

eaded by goaltender Rob-
Dore, choked off the Min-
attack and chalked up
road victory.
was absolutely sensation-I
ghout the contest, leaping,

ception of the third period. Speedy
Mike Polich found himself all
alone in front of the Michigan goal
for an easy tap-in after the puck
took a crazy hop off the boards
and landed right in front of him.

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t
t
E

in Spokane, Washington.
The Michigan freshman Greg
Meyer finished 22nd just one sec-
ond behind Bolster. Keith Brown
took 25th at 30.32. Leading the'
harriers all last year and most of
this, Brown has now run two me-
diocre, for him, races and unfor-
tunately they were both in cham-
pionship meets. Neither coach
Dixon Farmer nor Brown can
I'~CIoit FA
GRIDDE PICKINGS
Michigan 21, Illinois 6
Ohio State 35, Michigan State 0
Minnesota 34, Purdue 7
wisconsin 35, Iowa 7
Northwestern 21, Indiana 20
Oklahoma 31, Missouri 3
Nebraska 31, Iowa State 7
Miami (Ohio) 20, Kent State 10
Kansas 17, Colorado 15
Penn State 35, North Carolina 29
Southern California 27, Stanford 26
Ohio University 14, Cincinnati 8
Brown 17, Cornell 7
Florida 11, Georgia 10'
Temple 43, Rhode Island 0
Boston College 25, west Virginia 13
Rice 17, Arkansas 7
Air Force 31, Rutgers 14
Slippery Rock 21, Clarion College 6
Bowling Green 31, Eastern Michigan 7
OTHER SCORES
UCLA 27, Oregon 7
Notre Dame 31, Pittsburgh 10
Texas 42, Baylor 6
Texas Tech 24, Texas Christian 10
Arizona 24, Brigham Young 10
Dartmouth 24, Columbia 6
Harvard 19, Princeton 14
Miami (Fla.) 19, Army 7
Yale 24, Pennsylvania 21
Arizona State 47, Wyoming 0E
Utah 36, New Mexico 35
Auburn 31, Miss. State 17
Georgia Tech 36, Virginia Mi. 7
Grambling 32, Norfolk State 6
Southern Illinois 37, Drake 20
Colgate 49. William and Mary 42
Montana 10, Weber State 0
North Dakota 41, Montana St. 30
western Mich. 30. Ball State 13

FIRST PERIOD
SCORING: 1. Mi-Trudeau (Moretto,
Falconer) 12:09; 2. Mi-T. Lindskog
(Hughes, Manery) 19:32 (power play).
PENALTIES: 1. Mi-Natale (holding)
4:27; 2. Mn-Matschke (holding) 13:06;
3. Mi-Hughes (roughing) 15:00; Mn-
Polich (roughing); 5. Mn - Pertich
(hooking) 19:13.
SECOND PERIOD
SCORING: 3. Mi-Werner (unassist-
ed) 9:04; 4. Mn-B. Carison (Sheridan,
Matchke 12:33; 5. Mi-Palmer (Moretto,
Morrison) 13:33.
PENALTIES: 6. Mi-Natale (elbowing)
2:57; 7. Mn-Morrow (holding) 5:47; 8.
Mi-Natale (interference) 9:29; 9. Ml-
Shand (tripping-served by Morrison)
10:27; 10. Mi-Trudeau (tripping) 17:02.
THIRD PERIOD
SCORING: 6. Mn.-Polich (Cossalter)
2:00; 7. Mn.-R. Harris (J. Harris, Mi-
cheletti) 13:55.
PENALTIES: None.
GOALIE SAVES

darting and diving in front of 531
uartg au cvi~ IIIIIIHL I ~ At 13: 55 Minnesota capitalized on
Minnesota blasts while only al- a rare Michigan mistake to cut the
lowing three to get by. deficit to a single goal. Michigan
"Robbie was super tonight,'' forwards Angie Moretto and Gor-
grinned elated Maize and Blue die Cullen collided in the Minne-
coach Dan Farrell. sota zone and the Gophers quickly
"We came in here hoping to get had a three-on-two break. Winger
two of four points and we ended John Harris streaked down the
up getting three. That just showsrghstrgad ed dpente
the character this team has." right wing and fed a perfect cen-
iniiaedtering pass to his brother Rob,
Captain Randy Trudeau initiated who deftly planted the puck beyond
the evening's scoring when he can- Moore.
nonaded a long slap shot past Go-'
pher netminder Bill Moen, who For the remainder of the game,
could only wave futilely at the the Gophers buzzed around theI
puck as it zipped into the twine. Michigan goal, throwing every-
Keith Lindskog hit the score- thing they had into a final at-
sheet next when his long drive - --fehe
from the point hit a Goper e- GO
fenseman's skate and deflected! O
past Moen during a Michigan
power play.
Midway through the second per-
iod, Franw Werner put the Wol-
verines ahead 3-0, when he inter-
cepted a clearing pass at the Min-
nesota blue line, skated through By DAN BORUS
two defensemen, and flicked the and CLARKE COGSDILL
puck high in the net over Moen's Special To The DailyI
shoulder. COLUMBUS - It took Woody
Hayes a record one hour and ten
Minnesota came back when minutes to meet the press after
Bruce Carlson notched a goal just yesterday's final gun. It took his
seconds after Michigan had suc- first-ranked Buckeyes just two min-
cessfully killed off a two-man dis- utes to obliterate the Michigan
advantage. .State Spartans.
But the Wolverines came right Ohio State's defense allowed the
back one minute later to restore floundering Spartans just four firstj
its three-goal lead. Rookie blue- downs. Meanwhile, Neal Colziel
liner Rob Palmer uncorked a netted 178 yards and one touch-
low drive from the right point down on nine punt returns as the
that sailed unmolested through a Scarlet and Grey enjoyed a ho-1
maze of players into the Min- hum 35-0 blitz.
nesota net. "We didn't have a chance withI
Just as the night before, Minne- that kicking game," MSU mentor
sota struck back quickly at the in- Denny Stolz said after the game.

tempt to pull even and force an-
other overtime encounter. But
the Michigan defense rose to the
occasion and sent Minnesota to
the showers unvictorious for the
fourth straight time in WCHA
action.j
"They wanted the game more
than we did," muttered the en-
raged Minnesota coach H e r b
Brooks. "We lost to a hungrier hoc-
key club."
"The victory was a tremendous
moral boost for our team," Far-
rell commented. "Now we know
what we can do-we just have to
go out and do it."
The win kept Michigan unbeaten
with a 3-0-1 overall record, and
gave the Wolverines three extreme-
ly valuable points in the WCHA1
title chase.

'PHERS RI P PURDUE
yes batter MIS U

1

/

"A good team like that can beatI
you so many ways and we were
just worrying about getting the3
'snap back to Simpson. They're
really quick."
After a Cornelius Greene pseudo-
pass was intercepted at the goal
line, the OSU defense held. Spar-
tan punter Bill Simpson flicked
the ball to Colzie, who sped 46
yards to the MSU 26. Then it was'
six plays to paydirt and a 7-0 Buck
lead.
The Woodymen's s e c o n d TD-
came as a direct result of a 34-
yard Archie Griffin sweep. Mixing
I a variety of running plays, a la the,
1971 Wolverines, the Bucks tookI
five plays to push the ball in forj

34-7 Big Ten victory yesterday.
G o p h e r speedster Rick Up-
church, subbing at fullback for the
injured John King, ran and passed
for 124 yards in the first quarter.
Upchurch galloped 18 yards
around right end on Minnesota's
first play from scrimmage, and
eight plays later, quarterback
John Lawing walked in from the
one giving the Gophers a 7-0 lead.
Purdue then drove to the Gopher
16 where freshman sensation John
Northington fumbled for the sec-
ond time in the quarter. Upchurch
went to work again for the Go-
phers racing 61 yards on a straight
dive play to set up Steve Gold-
berg's first of two field goals, a
32 yarder.
In other Big Ten action, North-
western nipped Indiana 21-20, and
Wisconsin topped winless Iowa,
31-7.

Moore (MICH.)
Moend(Minn.)
Attendance: 3.072

14 18 18 50
15 10 7 32

a score. Fullback Bruce Elia dis-
l appeared over right tackle and
.:; }the referees alleged he scored.
Ohio State's fulminant defense,,
S. led by legitimate Heisman Trophy
candidate Randy Gradishar at line-
backer and middle guard Arnold
Jones, was never seriously threat-
ened. The Spartans, quarterback-
' ed by literally-in-over-his-head Ty-
rone Willingham (pressed into
service by last week's injury to
Charlie Baggett) could neither
penetrate the trenches nor bypass
the OSU linebackers'pursuit.
Thuis, the Spartans were forced1
into frequent aunt situations which1
egrentually proved fatil. Simpson
. :knocked another line drive in the
F second quarter to Col7ie, who took ,
to the west sidelines and scooted 431
yards for the Buckeyes' next score.
"Except for the passing game,"
::H1Tec whisnererI "we werenaef-

mammmm

Big
Standi

ren
ings

MICHIGAN
Ohio State
Minnesota
Illinois
Purdue
Northwestern
Wisconsin
Mich. State
Indiana
Iowa

W
6
-6
4
4
3
3
2
2
0
0

L
0
0
2
2
3
3
4
4
6
6

T
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

PF
291
242
155
105
110
119
85
44
64
75

PA
39
14
166
81
105
178
108
93
190
276

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