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'age Seven,

Thursday, Oct6ber 12, 1972


Thursday, October 12, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven

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Everybody, especially the natives'
of East Lansing, knows that Duffy
Daugherty is senile, old fashioned,
punchy, and blindly optimistic. In
fact, his detractors don't think he
can do anything right. Well, that's
almost correct, except for one
small fact. Old Duff has proved he
can do one thing very well-beat
That's why Bo Schembechler and
his team are genuinely concerned
about Michigan State. It's not the
Spartans' personnel that's causing
him to lose sleep, even though
MSU does have some real poten-
tial. So far, that potential has gone
untapped. No, it's Duffy and a
nebulous factor called tradition
that are allowing scalpers to get
$15 a ticket for Saturday's en-
In his 18 years at the Spartan
helm the "Jolly One" has put it'
to the Maize and Blue 10 times,
while dropping six and tying two.
And the past three times out,
he's won once and scared the devil
out of Schembechler's boys twice.
1972, though, has been a bitter

AP Photo
CARRYING THE BALL in a flow of Notre Damers is Michigan State quarterback Mark Nieson. Nie-
son, Who. is now the starting Spartan signal caller, is hoping for a little better blocking Saturday when
he takes the snap against the Wolverines.

pill for Duffy to swallow. His team
was picked in the Top Ten by sev-
eral preseason polls, and Duffy
was heard to snicker, "We expect
to be a Big Ten championship con-
tender again."
On opening day the Spartans ap-
peared to be just that. They blast-
ed an equally well-publicized Illi-
nois squad, 24-0, in Champaign.
But on the past three weekends
the key words have been "upset"
(Georgia Tech 21, MSU 16), "hu-
miliation" (USC 51, MSU 6), and
"disappointment" (Notre Dame 16,
MSU 0).
It may finally be the end of the
line for the "Leprechaun from
Lansing" if he can't win Saturday.
Michigan State's chief break-
down in recent weeks has come
on offense. Attacking exclusive-
ly out of the Wishbone-T, which
was so successful late last fall;
the Spartans this season have
had problems finding a quarter-
back and a capable trio of run-
ning backs.
Senior George Mihaiu, who play-
ed so very well against Michigan
two years ago, started the first
three games. He did an adequate
job both running (team leader) and
passing (21-45), but was respon-
sible for too many turnovers to
suit Duffy. In last weekend's hard-
fought shutout loss to the Fighting
Irish, Mihaiu practiced just what
he'll be doing Saturday-riding the
In his place will be 5-10, 175

pound junior Mark Niesen. "He
has outstanding poise, runs better
than the other quarterbacks, and
is a more than an adequate pass-
er" is how Duffy describes his
southpaw signalcaller. Niesen pick-
ed up 95 yards on the option and
hit three of nine passes last week-
With Niesen in the backfield wili
be a revamped threesome. Little-
used sophomore David Brown (5-
10, 198) will almost definitely start
at tailback, replacing enigmatic
Damond Mays.
Mays has been "sensational" in
practice sessions according to Duf-
fy, but has shown nothing in games,
gaining but 86 yards in 35 carries.
Senior James Bond (his number
is 35, not 007) will open at right
halfback, although injury - ridden
but talented Mike Holt should see
action. Workhorse Arnold Morgado
will share the fullback duties with
fellow soph Clarence Bullock (5-9,
MSU's only real offensive threat
to date has been massive tight end
New York Rangers 5, Vancouver 3
Buffalo 7, Los Angeles 3
Montreal 2, Toronto 2, tie
Detroit 4, Boston 3
Chicago 4, Atlanta I
Minnesota 5, California 2
Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 2
Seattle 105, Philadelphia 100
Boston 121, Detroit 10S
Los Angeles 129, KC-Omaha 94
Cleveland 2, Quebec 0
Alberta 7, Ottawa 4
National League
Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 3
(Cincinnati wins series 3-2)
American League
Detroit 4, Oakland 3
(series tied 2-2)

Billy Joe Dupree (6-4, 222). Of
the 28 aerials the Spartan passers
have completed, 16 have been to
Dupree. His bulk and ability to run
deep patterns effectively will pose
a severe problem to Michigan's
realtively small secondary de-
Blocking for the Wishbone attack,
which Wolverine line coach Larry
Smith calls "the easiest of all of-
fenses to teach linemen," is a
veteran crew.
Right guard Joe DeLamlef-
leure (6-3, 243, a highly-touted
All-American candidate, will be
pitted against Michigan's Fred
Grambau in what could be a
duel worth watching.
Another exceptional Spartan up-
front has been left guard Jim
Nicholson (6-6, 261). After review-
ing films of the Notre Dame game,
the MSU coaching staff states that
Nicholson handled highly-regarded
defensive tackle Greg Marx with
relative ease.
So with the MSU attack as spot-
ty as it has been, it has fallen to
the defense to maintain Spartan
respectabiility. Although the unit
is n o t impressive statistically
(they've given up 339 yards a
game), they've been on the field
for large portions of each game.
Leading the MSU charge has
been All-American safety Brad Van
Pelt (6-5, 226). Rated as one of
the top MSU athletes of all time,
Van Pelt is a devastating tackler
and is No. 1 in Michigan State
career interceptions.
Junior cornerback Bill Simp-
son has had a superb year so
far to complement Van Pelt. He's
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the Spartans' leading scorer with
three touchdowns. They came on
two long punt returns and an
interception runback.
Daugherty has said this week
this week that "we'll need every
Spartan healthy if we're going to
whip Michigan." It appears that
he is referring to tackle Gary Van
Elst (6-2, 261) and defensive end
Brian McConnell (6-5, 224). Both
are key men in MSU's five-man
front-wall, especially the burly Van
The Spartans' top linebacker,
senior Gail Clark, typifies the MSU
defenders. No less than six current
regulars have undergone opera-
tions for football-related injuries
during their college careers.
It is entirely possible that Duffy
is concocting a few surprise plays
or formations in this week's closed
workouts. One rumor has it that
Van Pelt, an All-Everything high
school quarterback from Owosso,
Mich., will be behind center.
Daugherty has strongly denied
this, saying, "It's just too late a
date to attempt anything that
radical." But with Duffy, coaches
and fans alike have learned to
expect the unexpected.
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CINCINNATI ()-Johnny Bench
tied the game with a leadoff home
run in the ninth inning, then
George Foster scored the winning
run on a two-out wild pitch by
Bob Moose as the Cincinnati Reds
rallied to beat the Pittsburgh.
Pirates 4-3 yesterday and win the
National League Pennant.
Bench, the National League home
run champion who hadn't homered
in the four previous playoff games,
drilled one into the right field
seats off Giusti while the home-
town crowd of 41,887 whooped it
r up along with the jubilant Cin-
cinnati dugout.
After Bench's shot sent the
Riverfront Stadium crowd into
a frenzy, the cheers became a
storm as Tony Perez singled up
the middle and Denis Menke
followed with another; base hit
off Giusti, who saved 22 games
for the Pirates this year.
PittsDurgh Manager Bill Viron
then pulled Giusti from the game
when the right-hander went to a
2-0 count on Cesar Geronimo.
Moose came in to face Gero-
nimo, who had' hit a home run in
the fifth inning.
Geronimo drove a deep fly to
Roberto Clemente near the 375-
foot sign in right center field,
allowing pinch-runner Foster to
reach third.




under the glove of catcher Manny Eastern Division pennant for them
Sanguillen. this year, appeared on his way to
Foster raced home with the another victory until he left the
winning run while the fans went game in the eighth in favor of'
wild and flooded the field to con- Hernandez. Until that point, Blass
gratulate the Reds. had given the Reds only four hits.
The dramatic come-from-behind The Pirates, who have treated
victory, which gave the Reds their left-handers with disdain this
second National League flag in season, reached Cincinnati south-
three years, was fashioned despite paw Don Gullett for two runs in
another fine performance by Pitts- the second inning.
burgh ace Steve Blass. The Reds came back to score
Blass, the Pirates' clutch starter a run in the third inning when
who pitched last year's* deciding Chaney lined a single to right for
victory over Baltimore in the the first hit off Blass, then moved
World Series and clinched the, to second on Gullett's sacrifice.
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Gullett was driven from the
game when the Pirates scored+
another run in the fourth.
Sanguillen and Hebner drilled
singles to lead off the inning and
Cincinnati Manager Sparky Ander-
son promptly yanked the 21-year-
old lefthander. Pedro Borbon came
into the game for the Western
Division champs and was imme-
diately greeted by Dave Cash's
run-scoring single up the middle.
The Reds then cut the Pitts-
burg lead to 3-2 on Geronimo's
leadoff home run in the fifth.


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Foster remained on third mo-
mentarily and the crowd quieted,
dramatically as Darel Chaney
lifted a short pop to left which
was caught by Pittsburgh short-
stop Gene Alley.
With two outs, Hal McRae came
in to pinch-hit for pitcher Clay
Carroll and the count on him went
to one ball and one strike before
Moose fired a ball that dipped
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iichligan rugby Hosts Spartans-
ruggers possess fie 3-1 record
By CHUCK DRUKIS game scheduled for the weekend, record, registering their only los
Contrary to early season predic- was a grueling one for the ruggers. to an Indiana all-star team.
tions, the Michigan rugby football It became perfectly clear that Cap- But before the afternoon was
club is again emerging as a na- atin Chris Penoyar would not tol- over, Michigan settled all doub
tional power. erate any more sub par perform- concerning its own ability and
Michigan's killing of three prrs- ances. Consequently, in the two desire.
tige opponents is but slightly weeks before Toronto, the fall ver- The Blue, posting a 6-0 lead a
dimmed by one upset defeat. The sion of Michigan rugby evolved halftime, tacked on another tr:
Blue comfortably laid aside Purdue from a team composed of fifteen shortly after the kickoff.
11-4 in their opener before suc- individuals to a team of ruggers. , This Saturday, Michigan wi]
cumbing to the Detroit Cobras, 31- When the Blue took the field in host MSU, with the Webste
20, a team to whom they never Toronto, their fresh enthusiasm Steeby trophy at stake. In thi
lost (in regular season competi- was easily noticable. Michigan hit annual event, the Blue have it
tion). hard, rucked well, and supported the past accountably choked.
However, the loss may have the play admirably. They scored Thus the clash with the Spartan
been the best thing that could have ' early on a series of well executed will t ol b e a rtrn
happened to Michigan. Detroit took movements, but couldn't contain a will not only be a chance for re
a commanding lead in the first well coached Toronto club which venge, but also a foreshadowing
half, and Michigan, instead of tied the score at halftime. of how Michigantwill perform th
remainder of the fall season,
shaking it off and striking back, The second half became a tug- which if successful, could culmin.
became demoralized. of-war with both teams losing par- ate in the Blue for the second cor
The following week, despite no tially to the muddied conditions of secutive year getting invited t
the field In the last five minutes the NCAA tournament next spring
of the game, Michigan battled
within the Canadiens twenty-five
P ick ings . but were continuously thwarted by
a stiffening Toronto defense. P P B C
rthan melting cheese, droppingaastfeigTrnodes. PAPERBACK
r tMichigan could have very easily
even listening to the snap, crackle settled for a tie. But they didn't. BOOKS On
r reader, it's easier than being a The refusal to give in to frustra-
you don't believe us, ask Gary tion paid off-John Anderson with FOLLETT'S
Ann Arbor. three seconds to play pounced on
to dat television and all I won was a loose ball in the Toronto goal Mezzanine
make the five-seven split. But for area to give the Blue a victory.
is Kings Point) I'll win a pizza. Last Saturday, Michigah hosted Now Arranged
highly rated Notre Dame, an in-
know where to come. After all, timidating pack known for their By Subj -
aggressiveness. The Irish entered
the game with an impressive 6-1




Sez Ole Gar,' "I sent my cardi
nine greenbacks, da bum couldn't
picking Kings Point (where da hell
Fair Deal? You bet and you
Woody Hayes is picking Drexel.
1. Michigan St. at MICHIGAN
(pick score)
2. Wisconsin at Indiana
3. Iowa at Northwestern
4. Purdue at Minnesota
S. Illinois at Ohio State
6. Air Force at Boston College
7. Penn at Cornell
8. Navy at Syracuse
9. Iowa St. at Colorado
10. Kansas at Kansas St.


11. Oklahoma at Texas
12. Florida at Alabama
13. Auburn at LSU
14. Duke at Clemson
15. Texas Tech at Texas A&M
16. Washington at Stanford
17. Tulane at Miami (Fla)
18. Villanova at Maryland
19. Harvard at Columbia
20. Drexel at Kings Point
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