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. Sunda* y, October 15, 1972


.'age Seven

Sunday, October 15, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

- ie Sven

Niesen gets the "Kee Treatment"

. . . Girl guzzles the

oiy rnoro oy_ OSM Daily Photo by TERRY McCARTHY
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 Spartaris
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, USC
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 few
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 and
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 towin."
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
K 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 un and only Gil Chanman's late burst down the side-

Be it overworked bombast or
not, a Michigan - Michigan State
game is a season in itself. And
that's why Bo Schembechler was
not his usual somber, modest-in-
victory self yesterday.
He was elated, with his moon-
face bright red and his eyes a-,
twinkling. A 10-0 victory for a na-
tional powerhouse like Michigan
may notabe overly impressive to
the AP and UPI pollsters, but to
Bo a win over the Spartans is
causei for joy.
"That was a hell of a game,
-wasn't it?" he chortled. "Geez,
that's v.hat this game is all about.
I even enjoyed watching it my-
,self, even though I wasn't sure we'
were going to win."
Opportunity knocks
Freshmen: You too can be a
part of Michigan football. Be
where the action is: on the
Michigan manager staff. If you
want to own a piece of the rock,
with the fringe benefits that
come with the job, give a call
on the ding-a-ling to Dave Fish
tonight between 7 and 10 o'clock.
The number to buzz is 761-0633.
Then, thinking about the critics
(the ones who sit in the stands,



back from his split end position on know the play was coming back
the right and took a pitch from his way. I had , to wait until he
Franklin. He had to beat only one turned around so I wouldn't clip
man, State defensive end Brian him. Then I hit him high and
McConnell, whose misfortune it knocked him on his ass."I
was to be the responsibility of Chapman was moved to split end
strong tackle Paul Seymour. Sey- from wingback during Michigan's
mor d u m p e d him right on secret practices this week. "I
schedvle and Chapman was gone, switched Chapman for just what
outracing two State defenders to happened," Schembechler said.
the goal line. "All you have to do is get the ball
"I saw that end (McConnell) to him and he's very dangerous."
when I was coming around and The other offensive turning point
hoped Seymour would get him," for the Wolverines came on an-
Chapman said. other Schembechler unorthodoxy.
Seymour, switched to strong This time it was a fake punt on
tackle from tight end this year, fourth and five on State's 39. Mich-
knew he held the key block. "The igan lined up in punt formation,
play looks like it's going the other but center Bill Hart snapped the
way," he said. "I took a few steps ball to Ed Shuttlesworth, playing
out and then circled around. The blocking back. Easy Ed bulled for
defensive end (McConnell) didn't nine yards and a first down that
Defensive duel

ledt o Michigan's first score, a 22-
yard field goal by Mike Lantry.
Later, Schembechler defended
the play. "I don't call that a tricky
play. I call that sound football. We
knew from studying their punt rush
that we could make the fake work.
That was a big play."
But when it comes right to the
winning of the game, Schembechler
was once again lavish in his praise
for Jim Young's defense. "Our de-
fense is just phenomenal. That Jim
Young (defensive coordinator) is
The Chapman touchdown and the
fake punt were only two of the ex-
citing moments of the game. The
rest came when Michigan State
had the ball.
The Wolverine defense was beat-
en sporadically by a well executed
Spartan wishbone option, and the
Greenies did roll up 176 yards rush-
ing an impressive total against
Michigan. But most importantly,
the Wolverine goal line was never
violated, thanks to some heroic
touchcdown saving plays, mostly
by Michigan's secondary.
Sophomore Dave Brown thwarted
the Spartant twice, first with a pass
interception on the Michigan seven-
yard line to end a 76-yard MSU
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 showing. 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.

that is) who have been berating
Schembechler for his unexciting
brand of play, he added, "That TOTAL FIRST
game was sure worth the price of Rushing
admission. If you didn't like it, Passing
you don't like football." Penalty
Bo, who's been known to call a RUSHING;
35-7 bore over Navy a "good game" Number ofr
was not playing any games yes- NET YARDS C
terday. It was a hell of a game. Number ati
No overwhelming o f f e n s e, just Number com
enough to keep 103,000 fans on the Number into
edge of their seats until the mid- TOTAL PLAY
(rushes and
dle of the fourth quarter. TOTAL NETY
That's when the conservative GAINED
Schembechler pulled a very un-. KICK RETUR
Punt return;
conservative play out of his pocket Kickoff retui
and tossed it full force at the PUNTS
Spartans. It was a precarious 3-0 Number ofI
Sballgame,when on second down Average yar
ballameFUMBLES (Nu
and nine on Michigan's 42-yard line, PENALTIES
speedy Gil Chapman ran an end (Number/Ya
reverse down the west sideline and SCORE BY Q
streaked for the game's only touch- 1chigaNSta
The play went like this: Quarter-
back Dennis Franklin rolled to his Franklin
rigeht, drawing the Spartan de- shuttlesworth
fense with him. Chapman came Heater

Hard-hitting secondaryl,.


rushes 71
tempted 8
mpleted 3
ercepted 0
spasses) 79
ns, yards 38
urns, yards 17
punts 6
As 35
inber Lost) 2-2
rds) 1-15
0 3
te 0 0
att gain
16 70
28 107
19 83







att comp int yds
8 3 0 32

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no. yds
2 25
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no yds ave roars of the Spartan boosters
6 210 35 quickly overshadowed by the
derous approval of the Mi
STATE fans as the score was nullif
a clipping penalty.
att gain loss net From that point on the def
17at 7 3a 74 backfield took command a

s were
ied by
s Dot-

7 Bond
47.7 Bullock
3-1 Neisen
1-15 Holt
4 F Totals
7 10
0 0


loss net
6 64
0 107
2 81


7 31 1 30 zauer again knocked the ball out
9 32 0 32 of DuPree's hands for another
3 10 1 10 incompletion. Then under a big
3 7 0 7 pass rush, Neisen made a mental
43 180 4 176 mistake and lofted a pass high in
PASSING the air, but it descended into a
att comp int yds group of Wolverine defenders, with
10 0 3 0 Brown making the thievery at the
PUNTING no yds ave seven yard line.
7 334 47.7 As the half neared its end, the
103,735 Wolverines had the ball on their
own 32 and in a day of surprises,
Franklin let loose with the home
run bomb to the fleet Chapman
who easily beat Simpson. However,
Franklin's attempt was overthrown
to the agonized moans of a hungry
The Spartans "got their second
F: and last fine opportunity to put
points on the boards early in the
second half. With Michigan at its
own 39-yard line, the call was to
Heater who slanted off right tack-
le. But a jarring tackle knocked
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

quarter, Michigan still maintained
its narrow 3-0 lead but the fans
were still at the edges of their
seats. Early in the quarter, the
Spartans drove to the Michigan 49
where they faced a fourth and six.
Simpson was called in to punt and
boomed the ball out of the end-
The following Michigan d r i v e
went nowhere and Dotzauer punted
back to Simpson who fumbled the
ball which was recovered by fel-
low Spartan, John Shinsky, at mid-
field. Anxieties began to rise to
fever pitch as Michigan State
moved the ball to the 41 of Michi-
gan, where they faced a fourth
and one. Daugherty elected to go
for the first down but halfback
Mike Holt took a pitchout from
Neisen and Spearman nabbed him
for no gain. Momentum was again
on the side of the Wolverines.
Inspired by the defensive stand,
Schembechler must of thought the
time was ripe for him to pull the
goodie of the week from his mys-
tery bag. On a second and nine on

ic tory
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 Mich iga n can possibly

.... ........................... .. ....... Lt



.. . .. . .

Michigan 10, Michigan State 0
Indiana 33, Wisconsin 7
Iowa 23, 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
Maryland 37, Villanova 7

Central Michigbn 21, East Kentucky 14
Notre Dame 42, Pittsburgh 16
Alabama 24, Florida 7
Duke 7, Clemson 0
Georgia 14, Mississippi 13
Maryland 37, Villanova 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 0


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