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Pog e Ten


Friday, September 222, 1972

Page Ten. THE MICHIGAN DAILY Friday, September 22, 1972



Ends ignite

TD punch


Sa turday-9:15 p.m.
Play-by-Play with
"The Voice of Michigan Football for 27 Years"

In this age of increasingly com-
plicated college football, offen-
sive weapons are numerous. The
backs are faster, the linemen
stronger, and the quarterbacks
smarter and a little more sophis-
On many teams, however, the
key men in the arsenal are the
are the men who catch the
ball, the wide receivers and
the tight ends. This year's crop
seems to be exceptional with
many of the athletes viable all-
American contenders.
'Coach Bob Devaney of Nebras-
ka is fortunate to have two of the
very best on his side of the field.
Perhaps the most exciting
player in the collegiate ranks,
Johnny Rodgers is back for an-
other year at wingback. Rodgers
electrified the crowds last year as
he blazed his way to a consensus
all-America berth. He led the
Big Eight in receptions with 57.
Only 175 lbs., Rodgers has 4.4
speed, and assistant coach Tom
Osborne says, "He is the best

athlete we've had here. He is
remarkably strong for his size."
The other Husker star is tight
end Jerry List. Coming on strong
after a mid-summer back opera-
tion, List has already caught two
TD passes for 109 yards. Against
UCLA he actually pulled away
from two defenders on a 45 yard
jaunt. The best at his position
last year in the conference, List
is considered by many, including
Devaney himself, to be the best
tight end ever to play there.
,Oklahoma's Albert Chandler
has both the speed to go along
and the size to block well on the
line for the Sooners' great run-
ning backs.
The Southern California rise to.
power this season may be linked
to their two fine ends Charles
Young and Edesel Garrison.
Garrison was the culprit of
last years USC upset of Notre
Dame, while Young, a tight end,
latched on to a team-leading six
scoring tosses.
The Big Ten boasts two recog-
nized stars at tight end and one,

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Gridde Pickings
Dreadfully, the dimwit Daily duffers dolefully dragged their de-
acyed derrieres to the doldrums of another damned disquisition. Lo-
quasiously, Libel leader Papanek lavished in lewd logarithms, lament-
ingly likening life to lizardly llamas as his lame little limb lay limp.
The pugnacious, peepy Prick Papanek praisingly pronounced his pil-
fering pewters prepared for the prescribed preseason pilgrimages.
Gingerly, Gorilla Greer grasped the gregarious Tor by his grizzly
green gonads grounding the grueled grudgling. For further frolicking
football forecasts, fastidiously fly these facetious Griddes to the fabled
foundation at four-20 Maynard by the fateful finish of Friday, free
fizzling fantasy from the famed fixtures of Mr. Pizza.
1. MICHIGAN at UCLA 12. Clemson at Rice
(pick score) 13. Lafayette at Colgate
2. Georgia Tech at MSU 14. Kentucky at Alabama
3. Notre Dame at Northwestern 15. North Carolina St. at
4. Washington at Purdue North Carolina
5. USC at IllinoisN
6. Colorado at Minnesota 16. Mississippi at South Carolina
7. Oregon St. at Iowa 17. Bowling Green at Miami in
8. Texas Christian at Indiana Ohio
9. Syracuse at Wisconsin 18. Pittsburgh at Air Force
10. Georgia at Tulane 19. Stanford at Duke
11. Navy at Penn State 20. Boston State at Hofstra
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who could show his ability if the
ball is thrown his way.
Doug Kingswriter, Minnesota's
golden gopher, is a returning
all-American and is, expected
one of the few bright spots in an
otherwise poor team.iKings-
writer's main competition for
conference honors will be Michi-
State's Billy Joe Dupree.
Dupree has been a stalwart on
the offensive line for the Spar-
tans for the past two years; so
much so that mentor Duffy
Daugherty says, "We wouldn't
trade him for any tight end in
the country."
The sleeper in the Big Ten
could be Michigan's Paul Seal.
With Bo Schembechler expected
to go to the airways more this
year, Seal has the size, speed
and hands to become a key tar-
Two Heisman trophy candi-
dates, Joe Ferguson of Arkansas,
and Florida State's Gary Huff,
both have excellent receivers to
throw to.
Ferguson's favorite target in
'Fayetteville is split moan Mike
Reppond. With excellent moves
and a knack of going to the
football, Reppond snared a re-
markable 56 passes last year and
with a healthy Ferguson on the
other end, could have an even
better year.
There is much ado about some-
thing this year as Huff and
Barry Smith are expected to
hook up on many a pass. Last
season Rhett Dawson was Huff's
favorite receiver but Smith still
caught 33 aerials and averaged
22 yards per reception.
The best wide receiver Michi-
gan may face this season is
Navy's Larry Van Loan, who
caught 41 balls a year ago.
Middie coach Rick Forzano is
very high on Van Loan. "He's
just great. He's the best athlete
we'vehad here since Roger
Yes, there still are the Woody
Greens and the Greg Pruitts but
with the great array of receivers
the autumn afternoons of college
football in 1972 could be remem-
bered as the year of the flying


Sun Devils outshine WAC rivals

MICHIGAN STATE'S BILLY JOE DuPREE is blocking against the Wolverines in 1970 action at the
Stadium. DuPree is one of the outstanding receivers in the nation.

While students at Big Ten
schools often forget that strong
football teams exist anywhere
else, Arizona State has been
quietly making a name for it-
self in the Western Athletic Con-
They were in fact strong
enough last year to put them
sixth and eighth in the nation in
the United Press and Associated
Press polls, respectively. Within
the conference they are a good
bet to win their fourth straight,
conference title. As Coach Bob
Weber of Arizona says: "They're
on top; they're the ones to beat."
In what will probably be a
race for second place are the
other schools in the conference,
notably New Mexico, Arizona,
Brigham Young, and Utah. Wyo-
ming, University of Texas at El
Paso, and Colorado State are all
somewhat weaker.
Arizona State with a 22-1 record
in the last 2 years looks very
solid with 42 returnees, only 14

of which are seniors. Their en-
tire backfield returns, including
halfback Woody Green, ninth
leading rusher in the nation last
year and twice all WAC. The
6 foot 11 inch, 196 pound junior
rushed 1620 yards for 12 touch-
downs averaging 121 yards per
game last year.
Also juniors are quarterback
Dan White who passed for 1393
yards and 15 touchdowns last
year, in spite of missing 3 games,
and fullback Ben Malone with
863 yards in 104 carries.
The only notable seniors are,
wingback Steve Holden who last
year gained 1155 yards and 11
touchdowns, and tight end Joe
Petty who caught 36 passes for
577 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Perhaps even more formidable
statisticallynthan the players is
Coach Frank Kush. His Sun
Devils has compiled a .780 win-
ning percentage which ranks
third in the nation behind Joe
Paterno of Penn State and Bob
Devaney of Nebraska, and ahead

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of notables sdch as Woody
Hayes of Ohio State and Darrell
Royal of Texas.
New Mexico, second last year,
looks for a repeat this. year with
returning halfback Fred Henry
whose 1129 yards rushing helped
make New Mexico's running at-
tack second in the nation and
first in the WAC last year. How-
ever the loss of quarterback
Rocky Long may hurt their out-
standing backfield.
Arizona may trn the trick on
New Mexico with 15 starters re-
turning including quarterback
Bill Devaney (whd passed for
1384 yards and 10 touchdowns
last year) and, defensive backs,
Bob White and Jackie Wallace
with 18 interceptions between
them. Wallace was second in the
ration in that department with
Utah will have to rely on
quarterback Don Van Gelder
and his ends, Leo Gibby and
Lance Robbins. Van Gelder's
passes can be potent, as they
were in the game against New
Mexico last year when he com-
pleted 25 of 41 for 352 yards and
4 touchdowns.
Brigham Young may push all
these teams for second place as
evidenced by a surprisng 28-8
win over Kansas State last week.
New coach LaVell Edwards will
have 28 returning veterans, in-
cluding Golden Richards, first
in the nation in punt returns.
The Miners at University of
Texas at El Paso are in the
middle of a rebuilding program
though they now have Junior
College all-America wide re-
ceiver Lonnie Crittenden to help
their offense.
Colorado State looks weak with
quarterbacks, running backs, and
defensive ends practically non-
existant in Fort Collins.
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