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Sunday, October, 22, 1972

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Nine

Sunday, October 22, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Nine

Explosive

4- 1 '1

offense

shatters

Illinois

By ELLIOT LEGOW
Special To The Daily

I

r

CHAMPAIGN-Keyed by a
24 point first half offensive
explosion the Michigan Wol-
verines roared to their sixth S UTNW
straight victory yesterday, a
31-7 pasting of Illinois' slip NIGHT EDITORS: DAN
pery-fingered Illini, in theN
kind of wide-open, albeit mis-
take filled, game Ann Arbor
fans would have loved. bechler opened up the attack yes-
terday against the winless Illini.
s Although relying as usual on : Soph Quarterback Bennis Frank-
his punishng ground game, led lin responded with his finest day
this week by sophomore Chuck at Michigan, hitting on seven of
Heater who charged for 155 yards twelve aerials, one a 38 yard bomb
in 29 carries, Coach Bo Schem- to Clint Haslerig at the. close of
Xa6t ('e~pectd
Illinois' Blackman . .
..Reaching for straws
-john papcnek
CHAMPAIGN
HEAR Bob Blackman tell it, he's just a hard-luck guy.
He is the coach of an Illinois football team that has played
as tough a schedule as anybody in the nation. And his most
recent opponent, Michigan, had just finished beating him 31-7,
in a game whose -outcome was decided by halftime.
His first six opponents - Michigan State, Southern Cal,
Washington, Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan have out-
scored his team 202-62.. That's enough to make the Illini stop
Fightin'.
But there the man was, plump and grey-haired, standing be-
fore a score of reporters who have yet to report an Illinois vic-
tory.
"If we had avoided a few little mistakes," he was saying,
"it would have been a barnburner of a football game."
The "few little mistakes" he alluded to were three fumbles,
each deep in Michigan territory. But there are mistakes and
there are mistakes. Dropping a football is a mistake, no doubt
about it, but often it has something to do with the ferocity with
which he other team is hitting.
"Listen, man," linebacker Tom Kee said after the game.
"When the other team fumbles, it's usually because we made
them do it. We're just hitting them. We knew Illinois had trou-
ble holding onto the ball, and coach Jim Young (defensive coor-
dinator) told us we should get five fumbles. We only got three,
but we got them when we needed them most."I
Arid anyway, Illinois' first fumble occurred after Michigan
had already run up a 14-0 score in the first quarter and a half.
The second fumble came with Illinois trailing 24-0, and the third
with the Illini down 31-7.
So how Blackman can say the outcome of the game rested
on the three fumbles is beyond me. But he asserted, "Without
our mistakes it's a 31-28 ballgame, and that's going to change
some things."
Well now wait a minute, Bob. A non-fumble does not a
touchdown make. In fact, one of the two times Illinois got close
to the Michigan goal line without fumbling, the big Blue defense
stopped them cold on five cracks.
But there was Blackman, with his head hung, grabbing at
excuses to explain away the fact that his team was outplayed
by what has become a superb aggregation of football players
which is capable of beating any team in the country.
"Michigan is a real fine, ball control club," he caid. "On
that first drive, (George) Uremovich fumbled. But it wasn't hisI
fault. Our quarterback (Mike Wells) called the wrong blocking.
Actually he called a play we didn't have."
"Our defense got a lot better in the second half, though I'm
not quite sure why. That's the same thing we did against Ohio
State last week."
If Blackman didnot know why his defense was better in theS
second half, Kee did, and so did Schembechler.
"Well we were ahead by 24 at halftime," Kee said. "You tell
yourself you're not going to loosen up, but I guess it's just sort
of a mental breakdown. We didn't play like we can. And the
officiating was so-so. You know, you're not supposed to say the
officiating was bad cause that's not cool. But a lot of calls could
have gone either way."
Schembechler was a bit more adamant. "They (Illinois)
didn't stop us in the second half. They used the same defense.
There were a hell of a lot of bad penalties, a hell of a lot of fast
whistles. The only thing that stopped us was penalties. We domi-
nated the game from the beginning."
Michigan's domination of the game took rare form; in fact
it was a demonstration that few of the 60 or 70 thousand faithful
who cruise to Michigan Stadium each week ever get to see.
The Big Blue Machine really got cooking in the first half,
rolling up 299 total yards to Illinois' 82, and scoring every time
it had the ball (except on the first possession, when quarter-
back Dennis Franklin lost a fumble on the opening play)."
Schembechler also allowed Franklin to open up more thant
usual, the sophomore throwing 12 passes and completing seven.
When Michigan took over with 1:59 left in the first half, Franklin
threw five times, completing three, including a 38-yard bomb to

Clint Haselrig to put the Wolverines in field goal position.'
"I felt the same as usual," Franklin said, "J just got better
results. Bo called a few more passes because of the Illinois
defense."
And the biggest plus for the Wolverines was the irrepressible
running of sophomore tailback Chuck Heater, who powered and
spun for 155 yards in 29 carries. "It felt good to have a game
like this," Heater said. "I didn't know I carried so many times,
but it was cool out, so I didn't get exhausted."
So the Wolverines are 6-0 and picking up steam. Many peo-
ple slated Michigan to go 8-3 at best this season, but men like I
Kee, who knew better, are not surprised to be on the way to
another shot at an undefeated season.
"Look, we got great players. I know that coach Young is
going to have a great defense no matter where he is. He's an
amazing guy. He just knows how to put guys together and make
defense."!
feBut it's Schembechler who puts the whole thing into one
package, and as long as he's around, Michigan is going to have
a good football team. No fooling.

S PORTS'
BORUS and BOB HEUER
the first half.
A third sophomore, Gil Chapman
added his weekly portion of excite
tnent to the contest with a lighten
ing 73 yard dash on a kickoff re
turn in the third quarter to giv
the Wolverines their total scoring
output for the second half.
Schembechler believes that Mich
igan could have added much mor
to that second half total, however
if it weren't for the officials. "The
only thing that stopped us was the
penalties ...and some mistakes,"
Bo said.
As for the penalties, 78 yards
worth on six infractions, an angry
Schembechler charged, "There
were a hell of a lot of quick
whistles. . . . We're not a penalty
team, but they thought we were."
And for the mistakes, there were
far more than is expected from a
Schembechler-coached team. Twc
Franklin second-half passes were
picked off, and two balls were
i fumbled, one by Franklin on the
opening play, and one by Chap
man on a punt that set up the
only Illini score.
And although Illinois wasn't
any more generous, depositing
three fumbles in Michigan hands,
the Illini, being professionals At
the art of turning the ball over
(25 now in six games), came
through with their giveaways. in
the clutch.
Three times the Illini closed out
scofing threats with fumbles in-
side Michigan's 25. Once in the
second quarter, down 14-0 and
beginning to move, and twice in
the second half when the Wol-
verines were already out of reach,
the Illini coughed up the pigskin.
But the victory wasn't in the.
bag from the start. In fact the firstC
seconds were a near replay of
last year's Michigan-Illinois game
when Larry Allen fell on Franklin's
fumble on the Illini 44-yard line.
Last year, for those who havea
forgotten, Allen swiped a pass on
the opening play to give Illinois
field position for an early score.a
The resemblance to 1971, how-
ever, lasted only that one play.
Illinois found nowhere to go against
Michigan's defense after a single
first down.
Then the Michigan offense took
over and at its 20 started the longI
march goalward. For a while it
was the type of football Michigan
fans have come to know and hate.
Five runs, all straight ahead,;
netted 14 yards.
But then the offense attack
shifted up one gear. Franklin, on
a third and six, hit Haslerig with!

a crisp 11-yarder for a first down. own 49 with seconds remaining in
Two plays later Franklin kept on the half.
an option to the right, and cut But Franklin again went for the
back in for 13 yards to the Illini 39. first down bomb, and this time
It took six more Heater carries connected with Haslerig for 38
and three by Shuttlesworth to yards to set up Mike Lantry's 31
I rachth god inebutth eihtyard field goal. An Ann Arbor
reach the goaline but the eight, crowd would have gone wild.
and a half minute drive capped by In the second half things didn't
a two-yard Heater jaunt convinced quite click for either team. Drives
most people of Michigan's super- of 44 and 54 yards by Michigan

lority.
"We dominated the game from
the beginning," Schembechler
- said. "There was no turning
- point during the game. There
wasn't any question about who
e was going to win the game."
g The defense quickly showed its
dominance and provided the ball
- back for the offense at the 29 and
e a 71 yard, 12 play scoring drive
resulted.
Donehlbuto tebl-

were aborted on Illinois' 24 and
35, respectively. Franklin's first
two interceptions of the season and
a pass interference call nullifying
a first down pass completion kept
Michigan silent through the half.
Illinois moped well after the
half but was hurt by two fumbles
deep in Michigan terriotory. In the
third quarter a 53 yard drive ended
when a Wells pitch went to Michi-
gan's Dave Gallagher, and an op-
vortunity at Michigan's three was

Doing the brunt of the ball- wasted when Lonnie Perrin fum-
Ihandling against a defense looking bled in the fourth period.
for more of Ed Shuttlesworth, . .
Heater benefited from massive Two other times Illiidrives
' holes produced by the Michigan stalled deep, once at the 21 and
line to gain 37 in the series. And once at the two, and once the
Franklin with a 10-yard pass to Illinois even managed to reach the
Bo Rather and an eight yard endzone. An 18-yard carry by
scamper for a first down at the Uremovich, the Illini's long gainer
Illini 13 helped move Michigan in of the day brought the 64,290 home-
for a one-yard Shuttlesworth score. coming fans their only thrill on
the rainey afternoon,.
Illinois wasn't dead on offense, ut aiyan'sn7
however. Quarterback Mike Wells But Chapman's 72 yard sprint
used a delayed pitch to halfback with the following kickoff made
Lonnie Perrin for a 13 yard gain possible by a smashing block by
from the 20 and on a fourth and Harry Banks on Illinois' 35 gave
one at Michigan's 43. Michigan its 24 point lead back
and Michigan fans another reason
Wells again surprised Michigan to wish they had been there.
was a late pitch to Perrin, who
carried for the first down. Wells
converted on another fourth and HOOSIERS BOW T
one at the 31 and two big gainers
brought the Illini to the Michigan
18.
But Gewge Uremovich came .
thro'iah with the first clutch Illini

AP Photo
HAULED DOWN from behind is junior speedster Clint Haselrig. Haselrig carried the ball sparingly
(21 yards in four carries) in yesterday's 31-7 victory over Illinois. Here however, he lugged the pig-
skin for Uix tough yards before being dragged unmercifully to the turf.
[' BUCKS

arns

Stomp

Badgers

eed for the Wolverines.
The ensling touchdown drive ,
was the longest, and oxickest
of the afternoon, covering 83
yars in only eight plays. Shuttle-
worth had the big gain in this!
one, b'rstin' through the cen-
ter of the Illini line at the Mich-
igan 23 and rambling 33 yards I
before being caught at the Ii-
linois 44..
There were no third down plays
in the series as Haslerig, Heater,
Franklin, and Shnttlesworth with
one carry apiece brought the ball
to the one, and against Shuttles-
worth tallied.
One more time the Wolverines
got the ball in the rapid fire first.
half and one more time they;
scored. With 1:59 to play Michigan,
took over on the 28 and took
quickly to the air. A first down;
bomb from Franklin to Chapman
Imissed connections buit a third
down strike to Paul Seal netted
the first down.

By The Associated Press of his unique churning rushes, but Harold Henson and quarterback ments forced him out of the game.
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Quar- could not shake off a Spartan de- Greg Hare each scored two touch- First reports indicated the slick
terback Mark Niesen picked his fense keyed to stop him. downs as fourth-ranked Ohio State passing senior, a product of Colum-
way 56 yards up rain-slicked arti- Instead, it was the slight, 5-foot- whipped Indiana 44-7 in a Big Ten bus, Ohio, will be out for the sea-
ficial turf for Michigan State's 11, 179-pound Niesen who woke up college football game yesterday. son. He was replaced by sopho-
longest gain this season as the a listless Spartan ground attack. Indiana lost its Big Ten passing more Rodney Harris with nearly
Spartans bulldozed a soggy touch- leader, quarterback Ted McNulty, three minutes left in the first
down trail toward a 31-0 victory with a leg injury early in the first quarter.
over Big Ten football foe Wiscon- half. * * *
sin. Henson, a 6 - foot - 4, 224 - pound
A drenched Michigan State home- On a keeper play that picked up sophomore rushed for 116 yards, WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Otis
coming crowd, likely far smaller downfield blocking Niesen gingerly his best day as a collegial, and Armstrong became Purdue's all-
than the officially estimated 62,638 stepped off 56 yards to move the scored on runs of 1 and 24 yards, time single-game and career rush-
paid attendance, sprouted flashes ball totthe Wisconsin 24. A six-play pushing his touchdown total to 11 ing leader here yesterdaykafter-
of autumn gaity in red, yellow and drive to the 15 put Michigan State for the season. IHre scored on a 7oo, Bpacing the Boilermakers to
blue ponchos, as the Spartans in range for Niesen's pass to Mike pair of quarterback keepers of six Baigr Te homhein
posted their first victory after four ones i he end zone. yards each as the unbeaten Buck-be
straight losses to national con- The Spartans' 415 yards rushing eyes posted their fifth victory and Armstrong scored on explosive
tenders. outstripped 'the team's previous third in the conference for a share 54 and 53-yard runs, one in each
The victory put MSU's record at five opponents including Southern of the lead. half, as he rolled for 233 yards in
2-4 and extended the Badgers' two- California, Michigan and Notre McNulty, also the conference's y32 carries to eclipse Leroy Keyes'
year road jinx to eight straight Dame, all rated in the country's total offense leader, was the tar- record of 225 yards set in 1967
losses away from Madison, Wis. top ten major college teams. get of intense Ohio State defensive against Illinois.
Vaunted Wisconsin tailback Ru-* * pressure. He was sacked three Armstrong's career rushing to-
fus Ferguson showed the potential COLUMBUS, Ohio - Fullback ttimes before torn right knee liga- tal now stands at 2,613 compared
.--- __ --- ___________to the old record of 2,478 yards set
MSUT (T r UNCEby Harry Szulborski in 1946-49.
The victory raised Purdue's sea-
son record to 3-3 and gave the
Boilermakers a 3 - 0 conference
Brown leads harriers to 2nd lead with Ohio State and Michi-
gan. Northwestern fell for the fifth
By JEFF CHOWN finally disproved the invincibility State in almost all their meets. time in six games, including four
This may sound repetitious, but of Michigan State, and now we'll With yesterday's performance straight conference losses.
yesterday Michigan's cross-country have to start concentrating on Michigan's sophomore sensation The Purdue defense held the
team again turned in its finest per- beating Wisconsin and Indiana for Keith Brown appears to be among Wildcats to 82 yards rushing and
formance since Dixon Farmer re- the Big Ten Championship." the favorites for the individual Big 60 yards passing. The Boilermak-
vived the sport last year. It was an especially sweet vic- Ten Championship. Also expected ers have not allowed a touchdown
The steadily improving harriers tory for Brown as he beat rival to be -right there are Glenn Her- in 13 quarters.
beat out defending Big Ten cham- Gordon Minty from Eastern by old, a senior from Wisconsin, who r * *
pion Michigan State at the MSU about seventy yards. Minty had won the } Big Ten three-mile last
Invitational in East Lansing and finished fourth at the Notre Dame," year in 13:28, and Steve Heiden- MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - John
narrowly missed knocking off high- Invitational while Brown was sev- reich, a sophomore from Indiana King ran in four touchdowns anu
ly rated Eastern Michigan. enteenth. Minty was right with who finished ninth last year, right set up another for freshman Doug
It marked the first time the Brown until the last mile and a behind Brown. . Beaudoin as the Minnesota Goh-
Maize and Blue have defeated half where Brown pulled away with Next action for the harriers wille o the It -
"Moo U" in four years and one a sizzling 4:32 last mile. be a t a ies ers smothered Iowa 43-14 yester-
week. Keith Brown turned in an- Leading the race for the first two The meet will beheldat 10:00 a.m. day in Big Ten football and won
other stellar performance as he miles, and turning in one of his Saturday at the University Golf their first game under Coach Cal
copped first place honors with a 'best performances of the season Course. Stoll.
course record smashing time of was Rick Schott, who finished 7th - :« :
30:19 for the six mile. with a time of 30:55. Following i .....................
Eastern Michigan took the meet him were Bill Bolster 8th at 31:04 __4 - - e. -:

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Another completion, following
two option runs by Franklin was
nullified by a holding call, and
Michigan was pushed back to its

Illini axed

40

Wells
Uremovich
Perrin
Walker
Hayes
Greene
a Wells
Perrin
Hayes
Uremovich
Lewis
Perrin
Rucks
Franklin
Shuttleswort
Heater
Haselrig
Banks
Cipa
Thornbladh
Gustafson
Franklin
Hasselrig

ILLINOIS
RUSHING
Att. Gain Loss Net
12 34 28 6
16 62 7 55
16 76 0 76
4 5 0 5
2 0 0 0
1 9 0 9
PASSING
Att. Compi. Inte. Yds.
19 9 0 105
1 0 0 0
RETURING
No. Yards Long Ave.,
No. Wards Yards Long Ave.
2 21 22 10.5
2 18 11 9.0
31 43 17 14.3
2 23 13 11.5
PUNTING
Ave. No.
Number Yds. Yds.
6 212 35.3

Rather
Chapman
Seal
Dotzauer

2 25
1 10
2 19
PUNTING

15
10
10
vd
Yds

Number'

2 76
ILL-
19
13

-TOTAL FIRST DOWNS
Rushing
Passing
Penalty

I

12.5
10.0
9.5
e. No.
>Yds.
38.0
Mich.1
24
17
6!
1
302I
60
311
9'
103
12
es)
721

NET YARDS GAINED RUSHING
151
Number of Rushes 51
Yards Gained Rushing 186
Yards Lost, Rushing 35
NET YARDS GAINED PASSING
105
Number attempted 20
Number conmpleted '9

t
k

Number intercepted
TOTAL PLAYS (rushes

0
-and pass
71

,ii

MICHIGAN
RUSHING
Att. Gain
10 50
z 12 70
29 157
4 21
1 2
2 6
1 1
1 4
PASSING
Att. Compl.I
12 7
RECEIVING
Number YardsI
2 49

Loss
7
0
2
0
0
0
0
0

TOTAL NET YARDS GAINED
Net 256
43 PUNTS
- 70 Number of punts 6
155 Average yards 35.3
21 Had blocked 0
2 FUMBLES (Number/Lost) 5-3
6 FUMBLES RETURN YARDAGE
1 0
4 INTERCEPTIONS (Number/Yards
2-1

405 with a team total of 37 points. George Khouri 12th at 31:34, Mike
Michigan was close behind at 41, Taylor 13th with 31:49, and Jon
2 MSU had 47, and Western finished Cross 21st at 32:39.
38.0 last with 92. Last year U of M had Had dual meet scores been kept,
-88 points in second to last. This EMU would have beat Michigan
year's combined total time for the 26-29, and Michigan would have
o top five Wolverines was a phe- nosed State 27-28. Mithigan's strong
)> j nomenal six minutes faster than grouping in the second through!
0-0 the previous year which led Coach fifth men will probably put them
6-78 Farmer to say: much farther ahead of Michigan
4 F "To say we did well would be a State in a larger meet.
0 7 modest statement. We're improv- The Spartans were without thej
ing right on schedule. I think we've services of last year's number one
man Ken Popejoy. But it actuallyC
took nothing away from Michigan's
Ivictory as he's been last man for

DgI9 nen btandings

W L
3 0

Inte. Yds. PENALTIES (Number/Yards)
2 103 5-35
SCORE BY QUARTERS: 1 2
Long Aye, ILLINOIS 0 0
38 24.5 MICIlGAN 7 17

3
7
7

MICHIGAN
Ohio State
Purdue
Indiana
Michigan State
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Iowa
Illinois
Northwestern

3
3
2
2
1
1
1
0.
0

0
0
1
1
2
2
3
3
4

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Big Ten
T PF PA
0 48 7
D 91 14
0 89 3
0 67 74
0 55 24
0 28 78
0 69 79
0 37 101
D 14 81
0 26 88

W
6
3
4
2
3
1
2
0
1

All Games
SLT PFI
0 0 152
0 0 155
3 0 138
2 0 140
4 0 93
3 0 97
5 0 103
4 0 66
6 0 62
5 0 53

PA
30
46
77
141
82
119
190
125
202
147

Chicago Rugers outdo Blue
while the Gold holds its own

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5
GRIDDE PICKINGS
MICHIGAN 31, Illinois 7
Ohio State 44, Indiana 7
Michigan State 31, Wisconsin 0
Purdue 37, Northwestern 0
Minnesota 43, Iowa 14
Oregon 15, Stanford 13
USC 34. Washingtnn 7

CORES
Adrian 16, Olivet College 7
Kent State 26, Xavier 16
Missouri 30, Notre Dame 26
Oklahoma State 20, Baylor 7
Hope College 0, Kalamazoo Col. 0
Ferris State 63, 111-Chicago 0
East Michigan 24, North Michigan 15
Iow2 State 55.KansasS t. Univ 22

By JANET McINTOSH
SI~eial to the Daily
CHICAGO-The cold, rainy weather in the Windy
City affected the Michigan Blue ruggers yesterday
as they confronted their most formidable opponent
to date, the Chicago Lions, and lost their match
9-0. The Gold, however, saved Michigan from total
embarassment as they salvaged a 4-4 tie.
The Chicago team displayed unequaled teamwork
with both their forwards and backs performing as a
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unrelenting onslaught.
The Chicago team managed to capitalize on the
errors of the Blue and score their first try on a
handoff from their scrum to the wing who leaped
into the goal for the score. The conversion was
successful, giving Chicago a 6-0 lead which they
never lost.
The last points of the game were scored in the
final munite of play to leave the Blue with its
second loss of the season while the Lions are 7-0.

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