Sraturday, September 16, 1972
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Saturday, September 16, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
By BOB McGINN
A pair of hard to figure football
teams, heavily favored but injury-
riddled Michigan and inexperienced
Northwestern, will clash this after-
noon at Michigan Stadium in the
season opener for both squads. A
crowd of 75,000 is expected..
No less than six Wolverine reg-
ulars, three from each platoon,
have been struck down and will not
start tomorrow. With the wound-'
ed Wolverines installed as t h r e e
touchdown picks, there may be
The Michigan - Northwestern
game begins at 1:30 and will
be carried over radio stations
WWJ, 950 AM; WPAG, 1050
AM; WAAM, 1600 AM; WCBN,
89.5 FM;. and WUOM, 91.7 FM.
Big Ten," is the 'Cats only other
The offense that Northwestern
will attempt to contain is the fa-
miliar Schembechler Power-I from
other years. Only the names have
been changed. Gone are the Mc-
Kenzies, the Murdocks, and the
TlJUvinhysr iT n t1i la c am the
Craig are the kind of receivers ster the 'Cats offensive line, so
that make passers look good. their running atttack should be at
Lash grabbed 7 for 94 yards least competitive. Six running
against the Wolverines in 1971 on backs, whom Agase describes as
his way to ranking fifth in the Big "kids I wouldn't be afraid to put
Ten with 34 catches. Craig caught in a game," will man the two back-
14 last season. field slots in the Northwestern pro
Three starters are back to bol- set.
over Ohio State and Michigan
State to finish 7-4 overall, includ-
ing their second straight confer-
ence runnerup position.
Lost from a year ago are 15
starters, including three year quar-
terback Maurie Daigneau and nine
defenders. But Agase, perhaps
fearful that his players may lose
their newly acquired taste for first
division finishes, is conceding noth-y
A concerned Bo Schembechler "We're inexperienced, but tough.
put the season in perspective this Our goal, our motto, is that it's
week when he said: "We're think- fun winning and we want to keep
ing in terms of making a run for winning. Our players know how
the championship. I'm not surenif to win now. There's no other way."
we can stand up physically, how-
ever." Although Agase's offense ap-
But injuries or not, Michigan had pears ready to carry on, his patch-
better be ready fbr Coach A l e x work defensetdoesn't. All-American
Agase's Wildcats. A year ago the Jim Anderson, who will be double-
Maize and Blue escaped from Ev- teamed at times today, must have
anston with their collective lives a superb day if Northwestern has
and a 21-6 triumph, any hopes of halting the knock-em-
The loss was a heartbreaker for down Michigan ground game.
Northwestern, especially since they Junior right linebacker M i k e
outgained Michigan. But the 'Cats Varty, called by his coach "one of
rebounded to post late season winsI the premier linebackers in t h e
voughtys. In tneir places are ie
Hobans, Harts, and Chapmans.
Michigan's offensive team h a s
looked formidable in recent work-
outs; and only a worrisome lack of
depth could hinder it from being
another blue-chip unit. But whe-
ther Schembechler decides to
throw more or not, he has a passer
who is very capable.
The rookie quarterback with all.
the pressure on his shoulders is
Dennis Franklin. He's a roll-out
type who is equally adept throwing
and running. The Wildcats will un-
doubtedly attempt to rattle Frank-
lin today. If they succeed, strong-
armed Larry Cipa will get h i s
Junior Kevin Casey, dead even
with Franklin in early fall drills,
sprained a knee a week ago and
will not dress this afternoon.
The Wolverines' stable of run-'
ning backs include such stallions as'
tailback Harry Banks, fullbacks
Ed Shuttlesworth and Bob Thorn-
bladh, and wingbacks Clint Hasler-
ig and. soph Gil Chapman. All
are multi-talented, and as a group'
possess the desired blend of speed
Wednesday's practice resulted in
a bitter blow to Michigan's offen-
sive front wall. Outstanding tackle
Jim Coode suffered a shoulder sep-
aration and will be out indefinite-
ly. Experienced senior Tom Pop-
lawski will replace him in t h e
Bo Rather (180)
Paul Seymour (250)
Tom Coyle (235)
Bill Hart (225)
Mike Hoban (230)
Tom Poplawski (225)
Paul Seal (215)
Dennis Franklin (185)
Harry Banks (177)
Bob Thornbladh (224)
Clint Haslerig (182)
Clint Spearman (225)
Fred Grambeau (235)
Greg Ellis (225)
Dave Gallagher (230)
Don Coleman (210)
Craig Mutch (205)
Tom Kee (215)
Randy Logan (190)
Barry Dotzauer (165)
Roy Burks (185)
Dave Brown (185)
(86) Jim Lash (190)
(75) Dave Glantz (270)
(64) Dennie Haynes (230)
(50) Dave Dybas (230)
(61) Ray Felton (235)
(63) Larry Mishler (225)
(84) Steve Craig (230)
(25) Todd Somers (195)
(24) JohnCooks (190)
(39) Jim Trimble (220)
(28) Steve Harris (165)
(93) Frank Bliss (235)
(77) Dale Mize (240)
(65) Al Draper (210)
(74) Jim Anderson (245)
(54) J. Summerfelt (235)
(38) Steve Anenen (210)
(66) Mike Varty (215)
(26) Pete Wessel (190)
(18) Greg Strunk (185)
(15) Greg Swanson (175)
(16) Bob Beutel (185)
Daily Photo by TOM GOTTLIEB
Big Ed rumbles
Illini wear to
BUCKS TO BLAST
Probably the key to today's game
will be the success Michigan has By JIM ECKER split a finger in practice early this
one of the four regular Maize and The opening round of 1972 col- week. Wells has worked with a'
Blue deep men will start. North- lege, football, Big Ten style, be- brace on his pitching hand and is
western, on the other hand, pos- gins this afternoon with four con- expected to play. With an injured
sesses the loop's finest receiving ference and two non-conference af- Wells at the helm, the Illinois
crps h sfairs. Today's games provide a offense could revolve around full-I
carps. ! "sneak - preview" to the "regu- back Mike Navarro and halfback
Co-captain Randy Logan heads lar Big Ten season, which resumes George Uremovich.
the unit from his wolf spot. Jeff three weeks hence. MSU is rated a slight favorite
Steger would have opened here had Michigan State Coach Duffy for the game before an expected
he not fractured his arm in last Daugherty leads his Spartans into 60,000 at Illinois Memorial Sta-
April's Spring Game. Champaign for an important dium. The series standing shows
The corners will be manned by game against the Fighting Illini. Michigan State with a 6-5 margin.
diminutive junior Barry Dotzauer "This is one of the ir-ost import- Last season's game went to State
and untried sophomore Roy Burks. ant openers for us ever," stated by a 10-0 tally.
Junior Dave Elliott is out for the Daugherty. "The winner is in a In Bloomington, Indiana this
season with a shoulder separation, much better position as far as the afternoon 40,000 optimisite Hoos-
while standout Tom Drake will see conference race goes." ier football fans.will turn out to
only limited duty because of a se- The MSU-Illinois game will root their heroes home over a
verely bruised thigh. The safety- hinge on two interesting match- visiting Minnesota team.
man will be promising soph Dave ups: the offensive line of the Indiana returns 18 of 22 late sea-
Brown. Spartans versus Illinois' defen- son starters, including ten on de-1
sive line; and the Illini passing fense. Coach John Pont's club fin-
Agase will' open with Daigneau's attack against MSU's defensive ished the '71 campaign with vic-
caddy of the last two seasons, sen- backfield and All-American saf- tories over Iowa and Purdue and
ior Todd Somers at the controls.
Sophomore Mitch Anderson w 11 j ety Brad Van Pelt. can smell three straight.
All Big Ten offensive guard Joe Indiana's offense is potentially
surely see action. The former is a DeLamielleure is the key to State's explosive. Ted McNulty quarter-
"sct-ambler", and the latter's a wishbone offense, whcih is now backs the point producers which
classic drop-back thrower. in the hands of River Rouge sen- include Ken St. Pierre at full-
If either of the quarterbacks can ior George Mihaiu. Mihaiu's hand- back, halfback Ken Starling, and
pass effectively, Michigan could be offs will be aimed for the bellies receivers Charley Byrnes and
in trouble. Split end Jim "Lash and of Jesse Williams, Jim Bond, and Glenn Scolnik.
6-3, 230 pound tight end Steve Mike Holt, three men assigned the Minnesota, which has been pick-
___-- difficult task of replacing Eric Al- ed for last by many Big Ten ob-
len. servers, is looking to start new
The Illinois passing attack would head coach Cal Stoll's tenure off
normally rate as one of the best right. Stoll has installed a Hous-
in the Big Ten, but recent devel- ton veer offense and has given the
opments may have changed that. reins to Bob Morgan. All-Big Ten
0, Senior quarterback Mike Wells receiver Doug Kingsritter is Min-
nesota's top receiver.
Indiana trails the series by a
wide margin (23-7-3) and has beenI
shut out in their last two Gopher
Frank Lauterbur takes his Iowa
Hawkeyes into Columbus today to
face the third ranked Ohio State
Iowa's backfield lists Kyle
Skogman at quarterback, Dave1
Nelson at fullback, and Dave1
Harris and Craig Johnson the;
halfbacks. The Hawkeye de-
fense, which yielded 379- points
and 4,972 yards a year, will re-
ceive another severe test.
Ohio State starts Gary Hare at?
quarterback. Hare, back-up to
Dave Lamka last year, is not an
exceptional passer. In addition, he
will operate, tomorrow with a
bruised shoulder. Rick Galbos,
Morris Bradshaw, and John Bled-
soe are solid, experienced runners
who will lug a lot of pigskin.
Iowa has failed to defeat the
Buckeyes in the last 10 years. It
should be eleven tomorrow night.
In one of the non-conference
games, 18th ranked Purdue is host
to the Bowling Green Falcons.
This battle could revolve around
two exciting and powerful run-
ners. Otis Armstrong, Purdue's
leading ground gainer, and Paul
' Miles, Bowling Green's leader,
rushed for over 2,000 yards be-
tween them last year.
Purdue runs an Oklahoma-type
wishbone with Bo Bobrowski in
control of the offense which fea- san spectators at Ross-Ade Sta-
tures ten seniors. He beat out dium in Lafayette.
the Big Ten's passing leader of a Also on tap tomorrow is th
year ago, Gary Danielson. De- Northern Illinois-Wisconsin game
fensive tackle Dave Butz leads Bodger Coach John Jardine has
the Boilermaker defense. Michi-Badg lot of people making their colleg
gan's Bo Schembechler called debuts, plus Rufus "Roadrunner"
Butz the best lineman he saw Ferguson. Ferguson, the 5-6, 19
last year. pound dynamo, is Wisconsin's ma
Bowling Green, which is rated jor threat. Joining Ferguson on of
a Mid-American Conference con- fense are quarterback Rudy Stein
tender, is making its first appear- er and split end Mike Haas. The
ance against Big Ten competition. fullback is Gary Lund.H
Their hopes lay with Quarterback
Reid Lamport Northern Illinois counts heavil
Purdue is a solid two touchdown on senior quarterback Terry Dru
favorite for the encounter to be gan and junior fullback Mary Kel
played before 50,000 highly parti- lar.
HARDNOSED SENIOR LINEBACKER TOM KEE (37) belts In-
diana talback Stew O'Dell in last October's 61-7 romp over the
hapless Hoosiers. The 210 pound Kee should be a key figure in a
Michigan defensive unit expected to be strong again this season.
'HUSKERS HOST A&
By MARCIA MERKER
As of late, underdogs see
have taken precedence ove
gridiron giants in sports head
Today's contests could prove
as astonishing as last week
sults with another Nebrask
feat, a Duke win or a San
State 'romp over the Big R
Due to the 20-17 upset las
urday by UCLA, the Cornhu
hold slim hopes for a third na
title. They are not expectin
easy win over Texas A&M 1
In A&M's opener against W
State, the Aggies came on s
as a wishbone team with 3633
rushing. Led by defensive t
Boice Best and linebackerG
Hoerman, the Aggies held W
to 20 yards rushing.
Remaining from last s
Nebraska's defensive All-Am
middle guard Rich Glover
right end "Sweet" Willie H
form one of the nation's st
defenses. In the UCLA
Glover made 13 solo tackles
assisted on two others.
Another All-America star, John- with experienced fullbacks.
m to ny Rodgers, defied the UCLA squad Stanford's returning back Reggie
r the last week with a 50-yard punt re- Sanderson, who last season aver-
lines. turn, three passes for 63 yards aged 4.3 yards per play, broke his
e just and one 11-yard touchdown sprint. wrist in spring practice but should
's re- With the upsets of Arkansas and 'be ready for the opener. Defen-
a de- Nebraska last weekend by two Pa- I sively, the Cards and the Spartans
Jose cific 8 teams, Washington needs a I have 11 lettermen back so these
ed at convincing win over Duke to prove units should be the backbones of'
its conference supremacy. This the teams' strengths.
t Sat- should present no arduous task for, A big upset by the University of
eskers the Huskies. However, the Blue Houston over Arizona State would
tional Devils did shock Alabama last make today's TV opener a very
ig an week with a 35-12 upset. excitin
oday. Duke's sophomore quarterback O gfcopeltitionDvlsol
ichita Mark Johnson outhit the Crimson Offensively the Sun Devils should
strong Tide to the point of embarrass- roll up a lot of points with their
yards ment last week. The defense, en- three outstanding juniors; All-
tackle forced by veteran Ed Newman, America candidate Woody Green
Grady considered to be the best defensive and All-WAC honorable mentions
ichita tackle Duke has had in some time, Ben Malone and Dan White besides
constitutes the strong point of the the two record breaking seniors:
eason, Blue Devil squad. All-America candidate Steve Hol-
nerica Prior to the '72 Rose Bowl, Stan- den and All-WAC Joe Petty.
and ford was stunned by San Jose As a sophomore, halfback Woody
arper State 13-12. Today in Palo Alto the Green was ranked ninth nationally
outest newly named Cardinals will try to averaging 5.8 yards per carry
game grasp the sweet taste of revenge. while his teammate tight end Joe
s and Both teams lost their quarterbacks Petty led the team with 18.1 yards
to graduation but begin the season per reception.
By CHUCK BLOOM
Eventually, every conference has a chance to
rule the roost; to be the number one conference
in the nation. Last year, it was the Big Eight and
in past seasons the dominant leagues have been
the Big Ten, the Southwest Conference and the
Southeast Conference. But for, the first time since
1964-65, the Pacific Eight has emerged as the most
powerful conference this football season.
Already the Pac-8 possess the number-one team
in the nation, Southern California, and the biggest
upset of the tender season, UCLA over twice-
champion Nebraska. Combine these powers with
the likes of Rose Bowl champion Stanford, Wash-
ington and Oregon, the result is one hell of a
Firmly establishing themselves as title favorites
are the Trojans of Southern California. Coming off
a mediocre 6-4-1 season, the Trojans opened this
season by whipping Arkansas 31-10, using an old,
familiar tactic: defense. Defense was to be USC's
weakness but shades of the "Wild Bunch" of a
few years ago still linger on. Anchoring the defense
is senior John Grant (6-5, 229 lbs.) who coach
John McKay -calls "one of the most consistent
lineman I've had in my 12 years at USC."
McKay,, however, has no worries about his of-
fense. He has an excellent quarterback in senior
Mike Rae, two fine runners in Sam (Bam) Cun-
ningham and Rod McNeil, and two outstanding
receivers in Charles Young and Edesel Garrison.
McNeil is coming off surgery to his hip while
Cunningham, the team's leading rusher last year,
is recovering from knee surgery. Garrison is one
of the fastest men in the country and keeps with
USC tradition of having track sprinters for re-
possesses a fine arm to boot.
The thust of the running attack is halfback Jim
McAlister who is finally playing after a year of
ineligibility. As a freshman, McAlister made the
cover of Sports Illustrated and was touted as the
sophomore player to watch, but administration
blundering with testing caused McAlister to be
suspended for the year. Hence, UCLA had a
miserable season last year winning only two
games, losing seven and tying USC. Against
Nebraska, McAlister ran for 158 yards proving
that the year's layoff did not hinder him.
Washington's hopes for a conference title ride
primarily on the arm of their quarterback, Sonny
Sixkiller. Many pro scouts consider Sixkiller the
best pro prospect in the country despite a poor
season last year. Sixkiller's prime target will be
all Pacific-8 receiver Tom Scott who grabbed 35
last season for 820 yards.
Defensively, the Huskies are the best in the
West. They were second in the conference against
the rush and total defense and first overall in
conference defense. Outstanding players include
cornerback Calvin Jones and safety Bill Cahill.
Stanford has tradition, a kicker, a new nickname,
and red-shirting in its favor as it quests for a
third conference championship. Inexperience and
tougher competition could prove to be the "Car-
dinals," not the Indians, downfall.
Mike Boryla, Don Bunce's backup last season,
must step into those vacated shoes. Boryla does
not have as fine an arm as did Bunce but with
his receivers, it will not be necessary.
Returning to victimize opposing secondaries will
be Eric Cross, injured all of last year, red-shirt
Don Alvarado, and tight end Bill Scott, who caught
five passes against Michigan in the 1972 Rose Bowl.
Cincinnati's Bobby Tolan, on this swinging third strike, was the
28th strikeout victim of last night's Reds-Padres game, thus
establishing a new major league record for the most strike-
outs by two teams in a single contest.
in fall season opener
By JEFF CHOWN ' Spearheading the talented Hugor
The Michigan gridiron squad is squad are Gordon Minty and c1Nic
not the only Wolverine team to Ellis. Minty is the defending NCAA
make their debut today. This morn- College Division champion in tI1
ing at 11:30 the Maize and Blue 5,000 and 10,000 yard runs.
cross-country contingent opens Ellis, from Detroit, is probabl3
their campaign with a five mile one of the best freshmen in ;th
race at the Eastern Michigan Open nation. He won the state two nil
in Ypsilanti. championship last year with a tiin
Michganis epeced t gie aof 9:14, and has since went faster
strhg ais expect etogiveea With them will be Scott Hubbard
strong challenge to the pre-meet a former prep star from A~
favorite Eastern Michigan Hurons. Arbor. A surprise could come fron
Also expected to be tough is Al- freshman Bob Hunt of "Bay City
legeny, the defending champions. who missed the Olympic ;Trials, i
Last year EMU was second, follow- the Marathon by only a minute an
ed by Michigan. Rounding out the a half, and holds the national pre
field are a number of junior college record in that event.
teams led by Genessee Valley and The Wolverine thinclads, h
Macomb County. last year made their first seaso
The Wolverines will be led by in many years a success with.
sophomore star Keith Brown, the 3rd place Big Ten finish, woul'
number one man last season. Fol- show signs of an even better yea
lowing him will be Rich Schott, Bill with a victory over EMU.
Bolster, George Khouri, and Mike
Taylor. Freshmen John Cross and :...
Major League Standings
Houston looks rather green with
only six starters returning on both
its first stringdoffensive and de-
fensive units. The defensive line,
led by Cougar guard David Bour-
quin and tackle Luke Stungis held
the Sun Devil attack until the last'
two minutes of the game last year.
Tennessee managed to ruin Penn
State's perfect campaign last sea-
son with a 31-11 upset. The two,
teams will go at it again today.
Tennessee already has a big vic-
tory behind itself due to its recent
34-3 rout over Georgia Tech. Vols'
sophomore quarterback Condredge
Holloway produced a strong attack
with Jamie Rotella named lineman
Oakland 81 57 .587 -
Chicago 78 60 .565 3
Minnesota 70 68 .507 11
Kansas City 67 70 .489 131/
California 65 73 .471 16
Texas 52 86 .377 29
Boston 4, Cleveland 3
Cincinnati 85 54 .612
Houston 78 61 .561 7
Los Angeles 74 65 .532 11
Atlanta 64 75 .460 21
San Francisco 62 77 .446 23
San Diego 52 85 .380 32
Chicago 9, New York 3