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Saturday, October 21, 1972


Page Seven

Saturday, October 21, 1972 WE MICHIc~AN DAILY





On the surface, the Wolverine's
game today at Illinois might look
to some like another big- Michi-
gar rout. The Wolverines, 5-0,1
sixth - ranked in the nation, fresh
from a 10-0 devouring of Michi-
gan State, take on the lowly Il-
linois squad, 0-5, outscored 171 to
55 in its first five contests, a team
without a winning season in seven

A real breather on the Wolverine
schedule, right?
Well, the answer may not be so
simple as it seems. For the Ili-
ni are probably a much better
team than their won-lost record,
shows and are hungry for an up-
set in their homecoming game
which could turn another dismal
season into at least a partial suc-
So far, the Illinois team cer-
tainly has not set the world on

fire. But their 'woeful record is in
great part a result of a murderous
schedule which makes today's
game the .fourth time in six weeks
that the Illini have taken on one
of the top ten teams in the coun-
The national powers coach Bob
Blackman's squad have fallen be-
fore have been Penn State, Sou-
thern Cal. and Ohio State. and







( 9)

Bo Rather (180)
Jim Coode (23S)
Jerry Schumacher (234)
Bill Hart (227)
Tom Coyle (233)
Paul Seymour (250),
Paul Seal (213)
Dennis Franklin (185)
Ed Shuttlesworth (227)
Harry Banks (177)
Clint Haslerig (182)


(20) Joe Lewis (187)
(88) Revie Sorey (247)
(58) Mason Minnes (235)
(54) Larry McCarren (237)
(61) John Levanti (225)
(63) Allen Kustok (220)
(87) John Bedalow (214)
(12) Mike Wells (220)
(39) Mike Walker (195)
(33) Lonnie Perrin (190)
(29) George Uremovich (195)

thtvat, a('p vsand O , rind I 'f
losing to such foes is no great dis-
grace. Their other two ' defeats 5-0 and the Illini 0-5 before that{
have also come at the hands of one too, the underdog shocked 70,-1
fairly good teams, Michigan State 000 Michigan fans by scoring a
and Washington. touchdown with only 83 seconds
In fact, Wolverine coach Bo gone in the first quarter, the first
Schembechler believes that the points registered by a visitor to
Illini have faced, "so far, the Michigan Stadium that season.
toughest schedule of any team in Later in the quarter, the Illini
the country." apparently had another score, but
that tally was wiped out by a pen-
The Michigan - Illinois game alty. Saved by the flag, from
begins at 1:30 p.m. EST and will that point on the Wolverines went
be broadcast over radio stations on to methodically run over their
WAAM 1600 AM; WCBN 89.5 disappointed opponents, 35-6.
FM; WPAG 1050 AM; and However, if the Illini hope to
WUOM 91.7 FM. make their homecoming a big up-
set, they will have to play a lot
What's more, last year, labor- better Fan they haveshadr th
ing under a similar slate of oppo- problems than just their schedule.
nents, Illinois established itself asr Basically, Illinois could be a
a second-half (of the season,rothe much stronger team except for
the game) team. After losing theirmuhsrnetam xcpfo
first six, the 1971 Illini went on to problems in two areas - quarter-I
back adtedfniebcfed
sweep their last five contests, giv- Before the easn, Backman
ingBlakma a -6recrd.n'hs. Before the season, Blackman
irst Blacmanasc56 record n his had thought that the quarterback
spot would be one of his greatest
This year Blackman, a patient plusses - until a finger injury to
man, would be quite satisfied just last year's starter, Mike Wells,
to see his team turn the corner came up to hamper his perform-
one game earlier than they did ance.
last year. ' Playing with the injury, Wells
Actually, last season's Michi- i has been largely ineffective. Last
gan - Illinois game was played week he completed only 3 of 16
under similar circumstances, and tosses against the Buckeyes ofj
that contest did not go the way Ohio in a 26-7 loss.
predicted, either. But Wells has been a fine pass-
Although the Wolverines were er in the past, and if he is healed

enough to return to his former,
form, he could be dangerous. He+
completed 51 per cent of his pass-
es last year, and can be, as:
Schembechler puts it, "a very im-
pressive quarterback."
Elsewhere, the rest of the Illi-
nois offense has been mediocre.1
The bulk of the running is done
by a couple of halfbacks, George'
Uremovich and speedy Lonnie
Perrin, .both of whom have been1
averaging less than four yards aj
The offensive line is a veteran1
one, known to open a few holesr
at times, but the receivers, with
Wells unable to throw very well
as yet, are rather undistinguish-
Defensively, Blackman is suf-
fering from the same problem that
plagued Schembechler earlier this
year: he lost two starters in the
defensive backfield. For Illinois,
though, it has been scholastic in-
eligiblity rather than injuries
which have kept Detroiter Willie
Osley and John Graham out of
Unfortunately for Illini rooters,
however, Blackman has not had
the same success that the Michi-
gan coach has at filling his open
spots. While Schembechler's re-
placements have done an outstand-
ing job, Blackman's have not, and
the Illini secondary has been por-
ous so far.
Against the run, the Illini have
been a bit stingier at times, es-
pecially of late. In the second half
of the Ohio loss, Schembechler is
quick to point out, the Illinois de-
fenders cut off the run and Meld
the Buckeyes to five first downs
'in that half.
If the Illini forward wall, led by
end Larry Allen, Illinois' leading
tackler, and co-captain John Wiza

i matic Illinois
at middle linebacker, can dupli- Barry Dotzauer and Roy Burks plenty of action this week, bolster-
cate that kind of performance at the corner spots and Dave ing a defense which is the sec
against the Wolverines, it could Brown at safety all were superb ond toughest to score on in the
mean trouble for Schembechler. against the Spartans, with Dotz- nation.
That, however, is not too likely auer and Brown- nabbing intercep- Overall, the Wolverines look
to happen, as the Michigan ground tions and Dotzauer being named ready for this afternoon's invasion
game is alive and well. With the defensive champion of the week of Champaign. Schembechler, who
play the last two weeks of sopho- by Schembechler. felt that his team played "won-
more tailback Chuck Heater, And when the secondary is com- derful 'football" against Michigan
Schembechler now has two or bined with the already tough State, feels that his team will be
more proven quantities at every Michigan defensive front wall, able to get up without any prob-
position in his offensive back- which regains the services of lem.
field. tackle Fred Grambau, the Wol- "We can't afford to have a let
On defense, with the sparkling verines look rpore than strong down," he says, adding that he
play of the defensive backfield enough to bottle up the Illini all doesn't think there will be one.
against MSU it has finally been day. If there isn't, it'll be number six
accepted by most that the Wolver- , Grambau missed the State game in the win column for the Wol-
ines have a complete team. with an elbow injury, but will see verines.


( 8)
( 6):

Clint Spearman (223)
Tony Smith (230)
Greg Ellis (223)
Dave Gallagher (230)
Don Coleman (210)
Craig Mutch (203)
Tom Kee (215)
Randy Logan (192)
Barry Dotzauer (162)
Roy Burks (185)
Dave Brown (185)


(75) Tab Bennett (240)
(71) Mike Waller (220)
(55) John Wiza (215)
(59) David Wright (220)
(52) Larry Allen (216)
(42) Chuck Kogut (205)
(34) Ken Braid (202)
(24) Mike Gow (170) '
(14) Bill Necker (180)
(99) Tom Hicks (225)
(49) Larry Huisinga (189)





Re dletrs



OAKLAND () - Peppery Pete had only five homers in the regu-1
Rose opened the game with a first lar season, unloaded into the left
pitch home run, the singled home field seats.
Cincinnati's winning run in the The A's added another run in the
ninth as the Reds rallied for a 5-4, fourth on a pinch single by Gon-
victory over Oakland yesterday in zalo Marquez, his third of the
game 5 of baseball's 1972 World Series, tying another record. '
Series. But the Reds bounced back.
Rose, captain of the National Denis Menke homered for one run
League champions, r set the tone and speedy Joe Morgan circled
for the highest-scoring game so the bases twice on clutch hits byI
far in this pitcher-dominated Ser- Bobby Tolan.:
ies, hitting Jim "Catfish" Hunter's That sent the game into the ninth
first pitch of the game into the tied at 4-4 and a blunder by Rollie
right center field stands. Fingers, Oakland's ace right-hand-'
But the Reds' early joy turned ed reliever, set up Rose's winning

biak covering first base wasf
and there was no play made
Geronimo, who slid into second
Next, Dave Concepcion reac
on Sal Bando's error, with Ge
nimo holding second. Rose follom
with his single up the middle, se
ing Geronimo with the winningri
The Reds tried to get more r
when Morgan followed with a fly
right, but Matty Alou's throw
down Concepcion at the plate
the third out of the inning.
Tenace-ious losers

on w
hed ti
ero- b
wed g
cor- lI
un. I7
y to
cut a
for u

to quick gloom an inning = later hit. ab r h b
when Gene Tenace tied a World Cesar Geronimo opened the Campaneris ss 5 0 0 b0
Series record with his fourth home ninth with a single to right and MAlou rf 4 o o v
-Rudi if 3 0 0 0
run of the championship. Ross Grimsley, working in relief Epstein lb 2 1 0 0
It was a three-run blast that' as one of six Cincinnati pitchers, Hegan lb 10 10 0
moved Tenace's name into the tried to sacrifice. But Grimsley BHaend ick cf 10
Series record book alongside Babe popped his bunt in the air, right Mincherph f 0
Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Duke Snider at Fingers. Mangual ef o 0 o 0
and Hank Bauer. Fingers decided to let it drop, Tenace c 2 13 01
Mike Epstein had walked and hoping to set up a double play. He Odom pr 0 0 ooo B
George Hendrick beat out an in- quickly recovered the ball, but his Marquz ph 1 0 1 1
field single before Tenace, who throw to second baseman Ted Ku- Lewis pr 0 0 0 0,
-_________ ___ - Kubiak 2b 2 0 1 0 H~
Hunter p 2 0 0 0:
* ingers p0 0 0 0 o
familton p 0 0 0 0 D
Thinclads face local 'tncan ph 1 0 10
1Total 30 4 7 41
e ab r h bi
rivals in open contestRsif 3 l 3 2
Morgan 2b 3 2 0 0
Tolan cf 4 0 2 2
JBench c 4 0 0 0
T Perez lb 4 0 1 0
By JEFF CHOWN Menke 3b 3 1 1 1
Some indications of what kind of kind of year Michigan's harriers Geronimo rf 4 1 1 0
will have in the Big Ten schedule will appear today at the Michigan Chaney ss 1 0 00
Hague ph 1 040
State Invitational in East Lansing. Carroll p 0 0 0 0
Up to this time the only meeting U of M has had with any other Grimsley p 0 000
Big Ten teams was when they finished well ahead of Purdue in the McGlouthin p i 0 0 0
Notre Dame Invitational. Four teams are scheduled for this meet, Borbon p 0 0 0 0
powerhouse Eastern Michigan is favored, and Western Michigan will Halaender ph I 0 000
probably place fourth, but the big showdown will come between Michi- Concepcion ss 2 0 0 0
gan and Michigan State. Total 33 5 8 5
Michigan State is the defending Big Ten champion and hasn't lost Oakland 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-4
too much from last year. However, last season's star Ken Popejoy FE-M. Alou, Bando. DP-Cincinnati
has been having his problems, being State's last man in most of the 1'Oakland 1. LOB - Cincinnati 4,
Oakland 6. 2B-T. Perez. HR - Rose 1,
meets this year. Michigan and MSU have had one common foe, Miami Tenace 4, Menke 1. sB - Tolan 2,
of Ohio, and have both lost by an identical score. Morgan. S-Menke, Hendrick, Fingers,
Both will have problems beating an EMU team which made an rimsley. r er bb so
impressive showing in the prestigous Noter Dame Invitational, plac- McGlothlin 3 2 4 4 2 3
ing second behind Bowling Green. Michigan placed fifth out of 32 .Borbon 2 1000
Hall2 00001
teamns. Carroll lay 3 0 0 0 1!
EMU will be led by Gordon Minty and Nick Ellis who were both Grimsley w,I-1 % 0 0 0 1 0
beat by Keith Brown, Michigan's leader, in the Eastern Michigan Bilingham 1 0 0
Open. Fingers L,1-1 3% 3 2 2 1 4
Last year Michigan finished fourth ahead of CMU, who will not Hamilton B 0 0 0 0 0
appear this year. Michigan finished well ahead of Western Michi- Glothin Rudi. hP--Fingers. T-2:26.
gan at the Notre Dame Invitational. A - 49,410.
Michigan, appearing to be over the injury jinx, will send 'a
healthy squad of Keith Brown, Bill Bolster, George Khouri, Rick
Schott, Jon Cross, and Mike Taylor to Lansing. Cross, a freshman
from Belleville, appears to be recovering from an injury, and could
hold the key to the Wolverine's fortunes, as he was at one point the
number two man before his injury.
Michigan will have its only home dual meet of the year next Fri-
day as they take on the Golden Gophers of Minnesota. Because of
limited funds the harriers run a limited number of dual meets and
point toward the all-important Big Ten Championship early next month.

Tenace opened Oakland's ninth to Johnny Bench to nail Odom and'
with a walk and John "Blue Moon" end the game.
Odom ran for him. Ted- Kubiak Odom argued with plate umpire
ried to sacrifice, but popped a Bob Engel on the call but A's
unt to Tony Perez at first. Perez Manager Dick Williams led him
rabbed the ball, perhaps having away as the Reds celebrated their
earned a lesson from Fingers' victory.
mistake a half-inning earlier. It was the fifth straight one-
Dave Duncan came up to pinch run decision in this tense, tight
it and singled sharply to left as Series and for the first time, the
Odom raced to third. Now it was speed of the' Reds asserted itself.
p to Bert Campaneris, the A's,
peedy leadoff man. He popped the Me nwhile, in Japan . .
all behind first base and Morgan
rossed over the foul line to make TOKYO It's o Sris ime
the catch. in Japan, too. This year's windup'
Odom broke for the plate and on this side of the Pacific pits
Morgan, although stumbling on the the Yomiuri Giants of Tokyo, the
wet grass, made a perfect throw Central League champions, against
the Hankyu Braves of Osaka,
winners of the Pacific League pen-
0 1S The best-of-seven game series
'_ '_ _ _opens today at Korakuen, The
, Giants won their eighth straight
NBA pennant this year while the Braves
Boston 126, Buffalo 118 captured their sixth league title.
New York 92, Cleveland 89 The Giants, who beat the Braves
Miwaukee 109, Detroit 86 four games to one, were early
Houston 120, Atlanta 108
ABA favorites to retain the title al-
Virginia 130, New York 120 though the underdogs have a bet-
Denver 116, Indiana 99 ter hitting average - .260 to .254
Utah 127, Carolina 111
wHA and have more home runs than
Minnesota 1, Winnepeg 1, tie their opponents - 167 to 158.

Trouble for Illinois is what this
Mike Wells' fumble caused as
Spartan Ernie Hamilton (61) re-
covered the ball to set up an
MSU fieldgoal in a game earlier
this season. And Wells, who has
been injured all season, is quite
likely to encounter some similar
trouble this afternoon against
Greg Ellis and his pugnacious
defensive 'teammates, who are
ranked second nationally.

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