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Sunday, OctoIber 15, 1972


Page Seven I

Sunday, October 15, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven

Niesen gets the "Kee Treatment" . . . Girl

Daily Photo by ROL

Daily Photo by TERRY McCARTHY


the Boone's Farm . . . "Mercury" Chapman wings it







The Alter Ego-_ -
Duffy Daugherty...
.on his way home?
Bill Alterman -~~-
IF LOSING the big one is tough, then losing consistently is even
tougher-just ask Michigan State coach Duffy Daugherty.
For the third year in a row the Spartans fell before the
Wolverines. In itself that would be no disgrace, but the Spartans
have also lost.four in a row this year and the cries of "Dump
Duffy" are already reverberating around the East Lansing cam-
Never mind that three of those opponents, Michigan, USCI
and Notre Dame, were in the Top Ten, even the youngest of
Spartan supporters can recall with pleasure the 1965 and '66
teams, which with the likes of George Webster and Bubba Smith
ended up first and second in the nation respectively.
Spartan supporters have seen their team plummet while at
the same time the upstarts over in Ann Arbor burst onto the
national scene under the tutelage of Coach Bo Schembechler.
They hunger for national prominence and they hunger for
Daugherty's scalp.
Duffy knows it too. Nobody mentioned it to Duffy after the
game but nobody had to. The normally boisterous coach looked
shattered. Backed up against a post with his head down, he spoke
as if in the presence of the dead.
Not that he wasn't optimistic, "I thought our team played
extremely well," he murmured, "We're a fine football team."
And in fact Michigan State did play well. Except for a fewj
breaks the score might easily have been reversed. They had one
touchdown called back and another thwarted on a fumble into
the end zone.
.,But Duffy knows there is a world of difference between near-
victory and victory. Schools like Michigan, Michigan State and
Ohio State do not spend millions of dollars annually just to see
their team come in second best. Four years ago Michigan got rid
of 'Bump' Elliott. Despite an 8-2 record in 1968, Michigan was
looking for a consistent winner and Elliott, though a fine coach,
was not the man. Michigan switched to Bo Schembechler and the
Wolverines grid fortunes have been flourishing ever since.
But in those same four years Daugherty has seen his team
bounce through four mediocre seasons. Last year the Spartans
got off to a bad start, and the "Dump Duffy" movement grew.
Had it not been for late season upset victories over Purdue;
and Ohio State, the movement might have even succeeded.
This year's team has gotten off to an even worse start andj
no amount of close calls and bad breaks is going to still the
voices of those out after his blood.
Thus Duffy knew that nothing he would say after yesterday's
game would make any difference. Nevertheless, in a voice bare-
ly audible three feet away, the Spartan mentor expressed pleas-
ure at his team's performance:
"I'm always disappointed when we lose, but it is especially
hard to take when we could have won. We played our best game
of the season today. Our defense has been sound right along
and our offense was much better today."
"I told our players that they should take satisfaction in that
we have a good team and can play well for the rest of the sea-
son. Except for the (Michigan) drive on the field goal and the
(Michigan) end run, our defense was good the entire day."
"We prepared well for the game, we had a great game plan
and we played well. The two touchdown chances we lost should
have been enough to win."
Bo Schembechler for one would probably just as soon forget
how close MSU came to pulling it out. Immediately after Michi-
gan's field goal drive in the second quarter the Spartans came
roaring back and appeared to take the lead on a 24 yard touch-
down run by quarterback Mark Niesen. But somebody, nobody
seems to know who, was detected clipping for MSU and the
play was called back on the Spartans only penalty of the entire
Daugherty, for one, seemed perplexed by the call. "I didn't
see it," he said, "but they (the referees) called it clipping. In any
event the runner had already gone by."
In the third quarter the Spartans were driving again and
had reached the Michigan 7 when a driving tackle by Wolverine
safety Dave Brown separated the MSU halfback of the same
name from the ball. It bounced crazily into the endzone where
Craig Mutch recovered for Michigan.
Even so the tough Spartan defense kept the Wolverines
bottled up and only Gil Chapman's late burst down the side-

By JOHN PAPANEK ledt o Michigan's first score, a 22-
Be it overworked bombast or yard field goal by Mike Lantry.
not, a Michigan - Michigan State Later, Schembechler defended
game is a season in itself. And i J t h t the play. "I don't call that a tricky
that's why Bo Schembechler was . 9 1 ' I play. I call that sound football. We
not his usual somber, modest-in- knew from studying their punt rush
victory self yesterday. SU N D A Y EJ k E that we could make the fake work.
He was elated, with his moon- U, That was a big play."
face bright red and his eyes a- But when it comes right to the
twinkling. A 10-0 victory for a na- NIGHT EDITORS: GEORGE HASTINGS and MARC FELDMAN winning of the game, Schembechler
tional powerhouse like Michigan was once again lavish in his praise
may not be overly impressive to for Jim Young's defense. "Our de-
the AP and UPI pollsters, but to fense is just phenomenal. That Jim
Bo a win over the Spartans is back from his split end position on know the play was coming back Young (defensive coordinator) is
cause for joy. the right and took a pitch from his way. I had to wait until he super."
"That was a hell of a game, Franklin. He had to beat only one turned around so I wouldn't clip The Chapman touchdown and the
wasn't it?" he chortled. "Geez, man, State defensive end Brian him. Then I hit him high and fake punt were only two of the ex-
that's iat this game is all about. McConnell, whose misfortune it knocked him on his ass." citing moments of the game. The
I even enjoyed watching it my- was to be the responsibility of Chapman was moved to split end rest came when Michigan State
self, even though I wasn't sure we strong tackle Paul Seymour. Sey- from wingback during Michigan's had the ball.
were going to win." mor d u m p e d him right on 'secret practices this week. "I The Wolverine defense was beat-
schedule and Chapman was gone, switched Chapman for just what en sporadically by a well executed
outracing two State defenders to happened," Schembechler said. Spartan wishbone option; and the
Opportunity knocks the goal line. "All you have to do is get the ball Greenies did roll up 176 yards rush-
Freshmen: You too can be a "I saw that end (McConnell) to him -and he's very dangerous." ing .an impressive total against
part of Michigan football. Be when I was coming around and The other offensive turning point Michigan. But most importantly,
where the action is: on the hoped Seymour would get him," for the Wolverines came on an- the Wolverine goal line was never
Michigan manager staff. If you Chapman said. other Schembechler unorthodoxy. violated, thanks to some heroic
went to own a piece of the rock, Seymour, switched to strong This time it was a fake punt on touchcdown saving plays, mostly
with the fringe benefits that tackle from tight end this year, fourth and five on State's 39. Mich- by Michigan's secondary.
come with the job, give a call knew he held the key block. "The igan lined up in punt formation, Sophomore Dave Brown thwarted
on the ding-a-ling to Dave Fish play looks like it's going the other but center Bill Hart snapped the the Spartant twice, first with a pass
tonight between 7 and 10 o'clock. way," he said. "I took a few steps ball to Ed Shuttlesworth, playing interception on the Michigan seven-
The number to buzz is 761-0633. out and then circled around. The blocking back. Easy Ed bulled for yard line to end a 76-yard MSU
defensive end (McConnell) didn't nine yards and a first down that drive in the second quarter. Later,

in the third quarter, with Michigan
still up only 3-0, Brown met Spar-
tan Dave. Brown (no relation) on
his way into Michigan's endzone.
Wolverine Brown threw a bone-
crushing tackle at Spartan Brown,
and the latter coughed up the foot-
ball. It rolled free in the endzone
until Craig Mutch smothered it for
a touchback.
Stickmen stomp
The Michigan lacrosse team;
made up for the gridders poor
offensive s h o w i n g with a
smashing 16-11 victory over-
Purdue yesterday on Ferry
Field. -The Wolverines rolled to
a 14 - 2 lead at which point
Coach Bob Kaman put in the
second and third stringers. The
stickmen finish the fall season
with an Oct. 28 home match
against* Wayne State.
The other two-thirds of Michi-
gan's secondary played as well as
Brown, prompting Schembechler to'
express his pleasure. "It's ironic
about our secondary," he said.
"Here are three guys (Brown, Roy
Burks,- and Barry Dotzauer) who
weren't even supposed to play this
year, and they turn in a game like

this one. That's just tremendous:"
Burks and Dotzauer, playing for
the injured Tom Drake and Dave
Elliott, teamed up with the rest. of
Wolverine defense to hold the Spar-
tans to zero passing yardage (0-10).
And Dotzauer also saved a sure
touchdown with a flying intercep-
tion late in the third quarter.
"We were in a zone, and they
ran a play fake to the short side,"
Dotzauer recalls. "Burk's man
faked a block, so Roy went up.
Then his man went deep and I was
able to pick him up." The pass was
on target for Mike Jones, but Dot-
zauer dove in from the left side,
caught the ball, and crashed to the
"I was .so proud of ouru defen-
sive backs," coach Young said.
"You know, we have the 'Victors
Club' for the champions of the
week. And none of our defensive
backs have ever made it the week
of the Michigan State game. So
this week Frank Gusich (last sea-
son's wolf back and defensive cap-
tain) sent a letter to the defensive
backs to remind them. And sure
enough all three (Burks, Dotzauer,
and Brown) will make 'it this
Hail to the Victors . . . and all
that jazz.

Then, thinking about the critics
(the ones who sit in the stands,
that is) who have been berating
Schembechler for his unexciting
brand of play, he added, "That
game was sure worth the price of
admission. If you didn't like it,
you don't like football."
Bo, who's been known to call a
35-7 bore over Navy a "good game"
was not playing any games yes-
terday. It was a hell of a game.
No overwhelming o f f e n s e, just
enough to keep 103,000 fans on the
edge of their seats until the mid-
dle of the fourth quarter.
That's when the conservative
Schembechler pulled a very un-
conservative play out of his pocket
and tossed it full force at the
Spartans. It was a precarious 3-0
ballgame, when on second down
and nine on Michigan's 42-yard line,
speedy Gil Chapman ran an end
reverse' down the west sideline and
streaked for the game's only touch-
The play went like this: Quarter-
back Dennis Franklin rolled to his
rigeht, drawing the Spartan de-
fense with him. Chapman came

Defensive duel

Hard-hitting secondary

Number of rushes
Number attempted
Number completed
Number intercepted
(rushes and passes)
Punt returns, yards




a z
1 58
5 14
71 334



att comp int yds
8 3 0 32

323 176 Franklin
71 43


10 IHaslerig

no. yds
2 25
7 7

td long
0 15
0 7

no yds ave
6 210 35

79 53


Kickoff returns, yards 17
Number of punts 6
Average yards 35
FUIMBLES (Number/Lost) 2-2
(Number/Yards) 1-15
Michigan State 0 0
att gain
Franklin 16 70
Shuttlesworth 28 107
Heater 19 83

176 -
7 Bond
47.7 illock
3-1 1Nelsen
1-15 Holt
4 F Totals
7 10
0 0





loss net
6 64
0 107 Simpson
2 81 Attendance:


att gain loss net
17 77 3 74
7 31 1 30
9 32 0 32
4 23 0 23;
3 10 0 10
3 7 0 7{
43 180 4 1761
att comp int yds
10 0 3 0
no yds ave
7 334 47.7

paces Michigan,
(Continued from Page 1) quarter, Michigan still maintained
roars of the Spartan boosters were its narrow 3-0 lead but the fans
quickly overshadowed by the thun- were still at the edges of their
derous approval of the Michigan seats. Early in the quarter,, the
fans as the score was nullified by Spartans drove to the Michigan 49
a clipping penalty.,1 where they faced a fourth and six.
From that point on the defensive Simpson was called in to punt and
backfield took command as Dot- boomed the ball out of the end-
zauer again knocked the ball out zone.
of DuPree's hands for another The following Michigan d r i v e
incompletion. Then under a big went nowhere and Dotzauer punted
pass rush, Neisen made a mental back to Simpson who fumbled the
mistake and lofted a pass high in ball which was recovered by fel-
the air, but it descended into a low Spartan, John Shinsky, at mid-
group of Wolverine defenders, with field. Anxieties began to rise to
Brown making the thievery at the fever pitch as Michigan State
seven yard line. moved the ball to the 41 of Michi-
As the half neared its end, the Igan, where they faced a fourth
Wolverines had the ball on their and one, Daugherty elected to go
own 32 and in a day of surprises, for the first down but halfback,
Franklin let loose with the home Mike Holt took a pitchout from
run bomb to the fleet Chapman Neisen and Spearman nabbed him
who easily beat Simpson. However, for no gain. Momentum was again
Franklin's attempt was overthrown on the side of the Wolverines.
to the agonized moans of a hungry Inspired by the defensive stand,
crowd. Schembechler must of thought the
The Spartans got their second time was ripeeforkhim to pull the
and last fine opportunity to put goodie of the week from his mys-
points on the boards early in the tery bag. On a second and nine on
second half. With Michigan at its i"Ja f ::ti": :
own 39-yard line, the call was to s
Heater who slanted off right tack -sc
le. But a airring tackle knocked

their own 42, Franklin faked to
Shuttlesworth and gave the ball
to "Mercury" Chapman on an end
around, and with a super block by
tackle Paul Seymour (shades of
Fritz Seyferth last year against
OSU) the split end galloped 58
yards down the left sidelines' for
the score, 6:28 into the period.
The 10-0 lead inspired the Wol-
verine defense for the remainder
of the. game and it appeared that
all the steam was gone from the
Spartan attack. The defense, which
seems to improve each successive
week allowed Michigan State just
176 yards in the game, all on the
After the game, Schembechler
was asked whether this was the
finest game his team has played
so far this season and the mentor
joyfully replied, "This is the best
game because any time Michigan
beats Michigan State, it is the best
game Michigan can possibly
.t : i J .

the ball loose and Heater's second
fumble of the game was recovered
by Spartan linebacker Gail Clark,
who plagued the W o l v e r i n e s
throughout the game, making 12
Using fine running from Bond,
Neisen, and fullback Arnold Mor-
gado as well as a personal foul
penalty against the Wolverines, the
Spartans once again had a first and
goal at the Michigan 7. This time
however, Brown took a pitch from
Neisen and was creamed by Mich-
igan's Brown which resulted in a
fumble. The ever alert Craig Mutch

Michigan 10, Michigan State 0
Indiana 33, Wisconsin 7
Iowa23, Northwestern 12
Purdue 28, Minnesota 3
Ohio State 26, Illinois 7
Air Force 13, Boston College 9
Cornell 24, Pennsylvania 20
Syracuse 30, Navy 14
Colorado 34, Iowa State 22
Kansas State 20, Kansas 19
Oklahoma 27, Texas 0
Alabama 24, Florida 7
Louisiana State 35, Auburn 7
Duke 7, Clemson 0
Texas Tech 17, Texas A&M 14
Stanford 24, Washington 0
Tulane 24, Miami (Fla) 0
Maryland437, Villanova 7
Harvard 20. Columbia 18

Central Michigkn 21, East Kentucky 14
Notre Dame 42, Pittsburgh 16
Alabama 24, Florida 7
Duke 7, Clenmson 0
Georgia 14, Mississippi 13
Maryland 37, Villaniova 7
North Carolina 31, Kentucky 14
Virginia 45, Virginia Military 14
Virginia Tech 34, Oklahoma State 32
Grambling 27, Mississippi Valley 21
Louisiana State 35, Augurn 7
Southern Mississippi 34, Richmond 9
Arkansas 31, Baylor 20
Brigham Young 21, UTEP 14
Southern Cal 42, California 14
Stanford 24, Washington

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