Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

October 08, 1972 - Image 9

Resource type:
Michigan Daily, 1972-10-08

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

Sunday, October., 8, 1972


Page Nine

Sunday, October 8, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Wol verin
___The Alter Ego
Bo's offense . .
M-I-C-K-E- Y M-O- U-S-E
---- ---Bill Alterman--
FOR MOST OF yesterday's 81,131 funseekers Saturday was a
beautiful day. The weather was perfect, the band was good
and they even got to see the Wolverines score twice on passes.
For Bo Schembechler, yesterday must have been more like
a trauma. The final score read 35-7 which looks good isolated
all by itself on the scoreboard but not for the connoisseurs of
fine football. When Schembechler walked into the press room for
his post game meeting with the ,press he did not appear a happy
He answered all the questions, even throwing in some humor,
but the spark was gone. He knew his offense had looked bad and
there was no way he was going to hide it. "We played like it
was our first game, offensively," he lamented
Listening to Schembechler you got the impression it
would be back to the drawing board this week in preparation
for Michigan State: "Practice is closed this week," he
announced, "I don't want anybody around." Adding with a
grin, "I want to see what we can do defensively."
Actually his defense is the last thing he is going to worry
about. In the first quarter Navy was able to amass all of 35
yards and two first downs and only some questionable last minute
rulings by the officials saved the Midshipmen from being shut out.
In the meantime the Wolverine defense was playing a major
role in two of Michigan's touchdowns. One the second half kickoff
Mark Jacoby dislodged the ball from Middie Ike Owens and Roy
Burks recovered it on the Navy 22. Six plays later quarterback
Dennis Franklin hit end Bo Rather for the score.
On Navy's next series of downs Michigan safety Dave Brown
returned a Navy punt 83 yards for the touchdown which put
Michigan in a commanding 21-0 position. Navy presumably
thought they were playing it safe by kicking away from fleet Gil
Chapman who last week went 48 yards with a punt for a touch-
down against Tulane.
But Michigan's offense, especially in the first half, looked
pathetic. Except for a 53 yard scoring drive in the middle of
the half, the Wolverine offense simply couldn't get it together.
The first two times they had the ball, Franklin fumbled a
snap from center.
The offense finally began to click in the third quarter as
second string tailback Chuck Heater started slipping around the
stacked Navy line. On the Wolverines' third score of the quarter,
Heater accounted for the final 29 yards, the last 13 on a sweep
around left end.
On the next drive, the powerful sophomore from Tiffin,
Ohio picked up 23 yards in the 52 yard drive. In all Heater
picked up 94 yards in 14 carries and after the game Schem-
bechler refused to say whether Heater or Harry Banks would
start against Michigan State.
Schembechler must also be wondering if sophomore quarter-
back Franklin is really the answer to his signal-calling woes.
True, he hit for two touchdown passes and ran the option well,
but overall he was only 3 for 9 and Bo can hardly forget what
the lack of a good passing attack last year cost him in the Rose
Another back with an off-day was fullback Ed Shuttlesworth,
held to 48 yards in 13 attempts. But Schembechler saw nothing
wrong with "Easy Ed."
"There were too many people inside for the fullback to be
prominent," he said. "But that weakened the outside and we
gained our yardage there. All the yardage Heater and Franklin
got was outside."
But the 334 yards and 18 first downs the Wolverines
totaled for the day fell short of their normal output and after
the game Rather admitted "It's hard to get up for every
game, but we'll have no problem getting up for next week."
Actually, if past record is any indication, no one should have
been surprised at yesterday's performance. Last year the Wol-
verines were favored by something like 45 points but Michigan
sputtered all through the first half and were lucky to emerge
with a 15-0 lead at intermission. The 46-0 final score was just as
misleading as yesterday's 35-7 performance.
But Bo. know's he will have to get his team sky high for next
week. "Next week," he warned, "every yard will be a valuable
yard. Every point will be a valuable point." ,
But if it was a grim day for Schembechler it was an even
grimmer one for Navy Coach Rick Forzano. "We beat our-
selves," he admitted. "We can't have turnovers, but that
fumbled punt and two punt returns killed us."
Indeed the midshipmen were' so desperate that quarterback
Allen Glenny attempted 26 passes in the fourth quarter alone.
(Which no doubt breaks all kinds of obscure records.)
And if Navy was hapless yesterday, pity the poor mid-

shipman who unwittingly walked over the Michigan side.
Little did he expect to be pounced on by a hoard of maddened
Wolverine fans who absconded with him and promptly sent
him on his way "over the top!"
In fact the fans appeared to have the best afternoon of all.
After a quiet first half, with only a few bodies passed and drinks
guzzled, the fans were suddenly inspired by what was the best
halftime show seen in Ann Arbor, in years. Recreating those
glorious cartoon characters of our not too long ago past, the
crowd went wild as the band played the theme from George of
The Jungle, Dudley Doo-right of the Mounties and Bugs Bunny.
And it appeared not one of the 81,131, temporarily in a pre-
adolescent state, could hold back from singing "M-I-C-K-E-Y,
After such inspiration the fans seemed unable to keep any
interest in the game, instead turning their attention and energy
to their own brand of Saturday afternoon entertainment, bodies
being pawed, Boone's Farm being downed, the Kazoo band
orchestrating and the inebriated gyrating.
It's just as well ...





"We all dream that we can
win every game. We had hoped
that we would be 4-0 now,"
spoke Michigan Coach Bo
Schembechler in the wake of
the Wolverines 35-7 drowning
of the Naval Academy.
The dreaming apparently
continued throughout most of
the contest, however, as the
Wolverines seemed to forget
that they need to actually
play their games. in order to
win them.
"I'm afraid that everybody was'
looking forward to Michigan State,"
furthered Schembechler. "This was!
not one of our better games. We
couldn't even get the ball from
center on the first two series of
Nevertheless, the Wolverines
bumbled their way to victory in
spite of four fumbles and eight
penalties, as the punishing Michi-
gan ground game crunched through
the Midshipmen for 299 yards and
a pair of touchdowns.
In contrast, the Middies were
unable to penetrate the Wolverine
defense at all until late in the
fourth period. Navy only crossed
the 50 yard line once in the entire
first half, and then only because
the Midshipmen took possession on
a shanked punt.
The Wolverines finally g o t
cranked up late in the first period
as they began to drive from their
own 47.
Grinding it out in big chunks,
the Wolverines were faced with
only two third down plays during,
the drive, both for short yardage.
Franklin took it in for the touch-
down as he rolled around right end
with 2:16 gone in the second period.
With the initial scoring out of
the way, it looked as if the Wolver-
ines were finally settling down toI
play some of the high scoring
football for which they've been
known. But the Midshipmen weren't
about to furl their sails or tip
over and sink like some keel-less
sailboat. ,
Successively taking possession:
on the Navy 35, the Navy 36, and
their own 42, all the Wolverines
could salvage was a pair of miss-
guided Mike Lantry field goal at-
tempts, despite the heroics of
Chuck Heater who picked up 39
yards in 5 carries on his way to


Lantry kicked offto Navy's IkeI
Owens, who fielded the ball on
the five yard line and headed up-
field. Mark Jacoby torpedoed the'
Midshipman and he sprung a leak
in the form of an oval pigskin.
Roy Burks recovered for the
Maize and Blue at the 22 yard line.t
The offense responded with the,
old Shuttlesworth up the middle
play for five and followed that with
two more ground plays. Going for
the first down on a fourth down1
play, Easy Ed rambled forth,!
gaining the first down.,
Second and eight, two playst
later, the Wolverines reached into:
the bag of tricks and Franklin,1
rolling to his left with good protec-1
tion, drilled the ball to Bo Rather1
in the left corner of the endzone.1
Naval possession proved an exer-
cise in futility and the Middies set
up to punt. John Stufflebeem toed,

Four plays later, Heater, aided by
a clearing block from Shuttles-
worth, stiff armed his way 13 yards
around left end to reach paydirt.
Once again Navy had the pleas-
ure of receiving the kickoff and
once again the Middies were forced
to punt. The Wolverines took over
on their 48 and hailed the victors
all the way to the endzone in nine
Navy, which for some time now
had been trying to make some
headway in the air, finally met
with some success against the sec-
ond string defense. Taking over
possession on their own 16 late in
the fourth quarter, Navy quarter-
back Al Glenny passed 11 straight
times, completing six, to move the
ball to the Wolverine 24. Finally,
with third and three at the three,
Glenny hit wide receiver Robin
Ameen with a scoring strike deep

into the ball and it appeared that in the endzone.
the Navy coverage would be more- __
than sufficient as the Middie line
streamed past the Wolverines in
a tight 'lane' coverage. Dave
Brown, however, had other ideas.
He grabbed the ball on the Michi-
gan 17 and blasted right up theI r s
middle past all but two defenders.
Dave Gallagher threw a key block
on the Navy 35 and Brown was By The Associated Press
home free-83 yards virtually un- EAS ASIG Tree
touched. EAT LNSNG f Tree Bb
SThomas' soccer-style field goals
Navy Coach Rick Forzano com-' on frA7 vads kntNnreThame,

Daily Photo by ROLFE TESSEM
Dave Brown (6) moves out


le thargic


the Irish the needed margin of to Rick Galbos set up
control in a game watched by mil- first one-yard touchdown.
lions on nationwide TV.**

mented, "That fumbled kickoff toI
open the second half and the punt
return broke us. We stress the
kicking game day in and day out,
but that's what beat us. Our men
were cautious after the runback
and they forgot how to play foot-
Michigan though, wasn't quite
ready to let up. Navy ran four1
plays after the score and was
forced to punt the ball away.
wards the middle. The Middies,
however, were laying back; a bit
this time and Chapman was buoyed
at the 40.
The offense took the field and

U11C IU'.3 '1/ (Ak UJ, fl%.'Jt AN (ALL C l..'C

After six kicking attempts in


a 94 yard day.! proceeded to grind the now de-
The Wolverines, however, were jected Middies goalward. On third
not to be denied the endzone. When and two from the Michigan 48,
Michigan streamed out of the tun- Franklin rolled around right end
nel for the kickoff looking as mean with Heater trailing for the pitch.:
and as grizzled ., any of theirI Franklin faked the lateral, and as
mammalian namesakes ever look- a few middies took the fake, he:
ed. scampered down field for 20 yards.
Fleet Flattened



att gain loss net td long
9 65 4 61 1 20
13 48 0 48 0 5
14 72 1 71 0 12
2 8 0 8 0 5
14 94 0 94 1 12
3 8 0 8 0 4
5 20 0 20 0 4
2 0 11 -11 0 -4
62 315 16 299 2 20
att comp int yds td long
9 3 0 35 2 16
3 0 0 0 0 0
12 3 0 35 2 16


no yds td long
8 71 0 12
4 42 0 17,
1 16 0 16
2 0 0 4
2 20 1 17
17 149 1 17
no yds ave long
9 320 35.4 46

beyond Michigan State's reach yes- three games, he has yet to miss.
terday as the Irish outpointed the * * *
Spartans, 16-0.B
Notre Dame needed its famed
"luck of the Irish" to overcome BERKELEY-Sophomore fullback
State's home team benefit of per- Harold Henson scored three third-
fect 50-degree sun-splashed foot- quarter touchdowns yesterday and
ball weather. The visitors recover- rallied Ohio State for a 35-18 foot-
ed their own offensive fumbles on ball victory over California.
two occasions to preserve field Henson, doing much of the car-
position. rying for the 3-0 Buckeyes after
The Spartans, matching seventh- freshman sensation Archie Griffin
ranked Notre Dame on the ground, was contained to 33 yards in 13
saw several long down-field passes carries in the first half, scored on
by lefty quarterback Mark Niesen a 25-yard run and two one-yardage
neutralized by fumbles that cost in the third period.
Michigan State 46 yards in the first Two-touchdown favorite 0 h i o3
half alone. State moved into a 9-9 tie in four.
The two teams see-sawed up and plays after taking the second-half
down the field throughout much of kickoff. Two Greg Hare passes
the game until Thomas boomed his gained 48 yards and Henson bolted
third field goal, and Andy Huff the final 25 yards for the tie.
carried eight yards across the Ohio State then converted three
Spartan end zone with 32 seconds Cal mistakes into its final three
left in the final period. touchdowns. A fumbled punt by
It was Thomas, a "walk-on" Jerry Jones gave the Buckeyes the
from Rochester, N.Y., who gave ball on Cal's 45 and a 38-yard pass
Blue Ruggers trump,
Irish jolt Maize, Gold
By JANET McINTOSH game as he scored the third and
The sun shone on Palmer Field final try of the game on a well-
yesterday as the Blue ruggers executed pass play from John Mc-I
saved the day for the Michigan Mannus. Bohlke's golden toes'
Club, defeating top ranked Notre kicked the conversion bringing the
Dame by a respectable margin of final total to 16-0. Holloway com-
16-0, compensating for losses by mented on the Irish playing,,
both the Gold and Maize. This was "They're a hard hitting, very
the Michigan Blue's third consecu- physical team but lack finesse."
tive victory against the Irish who The Gold ruggers were not as
play a hard, fastgame of rugby. successful as the Blue team mem-
The first try for the Michigan bers, losing their match 22-6. Mich-
team was made by Quint Lawson igan's only try was scored by
aided by Walt Holloway. John Tony Cooper who ran the ball
Bohlke converted making the around the outside of a loose and
score 6-0. Picking up momentum then into the endzone for the try.
after the half, Michigan scored Cooper also made the conversion
again in a classic play by Hollo- giving the Gold what was to be its
way. On a blind side break from only six points of the game. ,
a set scrum, he passed to scrum The Gold was simply outplayed

Illn honed
devastating duo of John]
and John Cappelletti ena
Nittany Lions to shatter
game first half scoring fan
terday with a 28-point exp
a 35-17 intersectional foo
tory over butterfingered
winless Illinois.

Henson's the famed Alan "The Horse"
Orange hoosiered
n State's SYRACUSE-Tailback Ken Star-
Hufnagel ling dashed 23 yards for a touch-
abled the down early in the second quarter
mn thee- Iand the Indiana Hoosiers went on
ine yes- i to a 10-2 victory over Syracuse yes-
plosion in terday in a rain-soaked college
and still football game.
Syracuse's lone score came four
minutes and 35 seconds into the
game on a safety when Chuck
Sukars' snag from center sailed
high over the head of Indiana
punter Mark Zellmer at the
53 - yard Hoosier 12.
the first
ini leadGophers jayhawked
gel's 13:
d his 37 MINNEAPOLIS - David Jaynes
o Chuck flipped three touchdown passes,
n State's two to Bruce Adages, as the Kansas
Jayhawks held off winless Minne-
f o u r t h sota 34-28 yesterday in a fumble-
ad at the filled intersectional football game.
s to Bob The Jayhawks, 2-2, for the sea-
arterback son, recovered four of eight Goph-
ee weeks er fumbles and turned them into
throwing 17 points. The Gophers,b 04,
pounced on five Kansas fumbles,
striking for touchdowns after three
of them.

Tailback Cappelletti's
touchdown run midway in
quarter erased a 7-6 Ill
while quarterback Hufna
yard scoring scamper an
yard touchdown pass tc
Herd contributed to Pen
28-10 halftime margin.
Illinois, suffering itsf
straight loss, took a 7-0 le
outset on an 11-yard pass
Hayes from veteran qua
Mike Wells, sidelined thre
by a split finger on his1

,no yds td long
2 26 1 16
1 9 1 9
3 35 2 16
no yds ave long
8 340 42.5 45

att gain loss net td long
15 36 4 32 0 8
4 29 1 28 0 12
4 6 4 2 0 3
2 10 0 10 0 5
3 6 3 3 0 4
3 0 14 -14 0 -6
4 4 1 3 0 2
35 9L- 27 64 0 12
att comp int yds td long
° i 4 1 30 0 11
27 13 1 119 1 17
38 17 2 149 1 17

Rushing 1,5
Passing 3
Penalty 0
Number of rushes 62
Yards gained rushing 35
Yards lost rushing 16
Number Attempted 12
Number Completed 3
Number Intercepted 0
and passes) 74
GAIN, D 334
Punt returns, number 4
Punt returns, yards 97
Kickoff returns, number 0
Kickoff returns, yards 0
Number of punts 8
Average yards 37.5
Had blocked 0
FUMBLES (Number/Lost) 4-1
Yards) 2-0
Yards) 8-81



Polomen win
Michigan's water polo team
took the measure of Indiana for
the second consecutive day, 9-3
in action yesterday morning.
Three goals by Rich Dorney
and two apiece for Steve Mc-
Carthy and Paul Fairman and
fine goalkeeping by Stu Isaac
kept the Wolverines record atf
Hawkeyes boiled
IOWA CITY - Purdue's defense
bottled up Iowa in its own territory
yesterday and punched out a 24-0
Big Ten Conference football vic-
Led by giant tackle Dave Butz,
Purdue's defense let Iowa into
Boilermaker territory only once-
in the final three minutes-in 14
possessions. Iowa finished with 84
total yards and only four first



35.5 half Cleland Child who dived o
0 the goal for the try. The atten
to convert failed.
o-o Holloway proved himself1
truly outstanding player of1

ver by the fightin' Irish who dominated downs.
mpt both the scrum and the backfield. A 40-yard Gary Danielson to Bob
Notre Dame played the kicks to Herrick scoring pass late in the
the their advantage and managed to first quarter capped a 53-yard, five
the amass 22 points against Michigan. play drive. Iowa vainly protested
the touchdown, saying Herrick
stepped out of the end zone.
Danielson ran one yard for a
third quarter touchdown to cul-
minate a 16-play, 68-yard drive,
and third team halfback Jack
Spellman ran four yards early in.
the fourth quarter to cap a 60-yard
touchdown march.
Wildcats badgered
MADISON - Rufus "Road Run-
ner" Ferguson scored twice, and
Rudy Steiner passed 51 yards to
Jeff Mack for the decisive touch-
down in the fourth quarter yester-
day, rallying Wisconsin to a 21-14
Big Ten football victory over
The 5-foot-6 Ferguson rushed 34
times for 197 yards, raising his
four-game total to 578 yards in 96
. carries. His touchdown runs of
three and five yards gave him a
- career total of 152 points, breaking
by two the Wisconsin record of

Wings top
By The Associated Press
The Detroit Red Wings blitzed
New York for four goals in the
first period and went on to beat
the Rangers 5-3, last night in the
opening game of the National Hoc-
key League season.
The Red Wings were led by
rookie Len Fontaine, who scored
the game's first goal on a power
In Montreal, Goalie Ken Dryden,
rookie-of-the-year in the National
Hockey League last season, turned
in a brilliant performance to lead
the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-0
victory over the Minnesota North
Cliff Koroll and Dennis Hull
scored second - period goals and
KTony Esposito made them stand
up to lead the Chicago Black
Hawks to a 3-1 victory over the
Toronto Maple Leafs at Maple
Leafs Garden.
Third - period goals by Ken
Schinkel and Al McDonough lifted
the spunky Pittsburgh Penguins
to a 4-2 victory over Los Angeles
Ray Comeau and former Pen-
guin Bob Leiter scored within 1:05
in the third period to lead the At-
lanta Flames to a 3-2 victory over
the New York Islanders in the
National Hockey League debut of
both teams in Long Island.
The rookie - studded Vancouver
Canucks, led by Bobby Lalonde,
' opened 1972 National Hockey
League home season with a nar-
row 3-2 victory over the Califor-
nia Golden Seals.
In St. Louis, Jack Egers' second
goal of ,the game midway in the
third period boosted the Blues to a
4-4 tie with the Philadelphia

MICHIGAN 35, Navy 7
Indiana 10, Syracuse 2
Notre Dame 16, Michigan State 0
Ohio State 35, California 18
Kansas 34, Minnesota 28
Penn State 36, Illinois 17
Purdue 24, Iowa .0
Wisconsin 21, Northwestern 14
Florida 42, Florida State 13
Ar'my 26, Lehigh 21
Yale 27, Colgate 7
Western Michigan 13, Kent State 12
Maine 10, Rhode Island 7
Oklahoma State 17, Missouri 16
Alabama 25, Georgia 7
Auburn 19, Mississippi 13
North Carolina State 17, Duke 0
USC 30, Stanford 21

Boston College 21, Villanova 20
Brown 28, Pennsylvania 20
Columbia 0, Princeton 0, tie
Cornell 36, Rutgers 22
Dartmouth 17, Holy Cross 7
Connecticut 10, New Hampshire 7
Tennessee 28, Memphis State 7
West Virginia 49, william and
Mary 34
Maryland 23, Wake Forest 0
Grambling 27, Tennessee State 18
Houston 27, Virginia Tech 27
Kentucky 17, Mississippi State 13
Tulane 38, Pitt 6
Louisville 17, Tampa 14
Utah 39, UTEP 20
Texas Tech 35, Tulsa 18

Big Ten Standings 1

¢;.;"..: .. . ::iiiiii:.i.si}:::"yi::ii:i:v;iY;.. . .ti"

._.. w_ ____-


Back to Top

© 2022 Regents of the University of Michigan