THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Saturday, November 18, 1972
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Foster claims altitude to tire Ali;
Muhammad predicts win in five
STATELINE, Nev. WP)-Altitude Ali to use oxygen between rounds Hotel and Casino. Tickets are
higher than a mile could cause during the fight. I scaled from $150 to $75. Others
problems for former heavyweight "That's a stimulant and stimu- will watch via closed circuit tele-
boxing champion Muhammad Ali lants are banned by the Nevada vision.
when he battles the light heavy- Athletic Commission," Viscusi de- Foster weighed 184 after his
weight king Bob Foster Tuesday Glared. Thursday workout and , said he
night. Ali denied any adverse affects expected to weigh 179 or 180 for'
Foster believes the 6,300-foot of the altitude, saying, "the only the fight.
elevation of South Lake Tahoe will thing is that once or twice during Ali's weight wasn't announced
sap the strength of A , who lives my five miles of road working, I but he appeared about 220, some-
"I train at Albuquerque and might have to gasp a little. But what above what he expects the
"epeand it's nothing that will bother me in morning of the bout.
that's about 5,500 feet," explained the fight." Muhammad watched Foster work
days or so to acclimatize myself As Foster worked with serious- out and quipped, "This ain't going
after getting here. I don't think ness, Ali clowned and joked Thurs- eight rounds like I said. I'm going
fer ca ng e." Iday with comedian Bill Cosby, who to cut it to five."
he can do it. de d is appearing in a show at the The ex-champ earlier had pre-
hi Wednesda workout. But he mountain resort. dicted he'd win by a knockout in
didn't need it Thursday, and Lou "This place isn't big enough for eight rounds. He has stopped his
Viscusi, the veteran manager of both of us," shouted Ali. last three foes of 1972 after out-
Foster, says it would be illegal for "Then you'd better leave," re- pointing Mac Foster and George!
- torted Cosby. Chuvalo in his first two fights of
When Ali does leave, he'll have the year.
BUMMED-OUT ON at least $250,000 as his share of Foster has won eight times since
the purse from the fight which being knocked out by Joe Frazier
CAR REPAIRS? will draw 2,600 to the plush High in the second round of their world!
CAR Sierra Room of the Sahara Tahoe Iheavyweight title bout.
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By The Associated Press
And now it's time for this
week's Game of the Year.
It sends the Trojans of South-
ern California, top-rated since
the first week of the college
football season, against their
crosstown rivals, the 14th-ranked
Bruins of UCLA, in their neutral
home, the Los Angeles Coliseum,
before an expected crowd of
90,000-plus and a national tele-
vision audience (ABC-TV, 8 p.m.,
At stake tonight is the Pacific-.
8 Conference championship-
Southern Cal has a one-game
lead-and the host spot in the
Rose Bowl. A UCLA victory will
send the Bruins to Pasadena on
New Year's Day, even though the
Pac-8 race would end in a dead-
lock. Southern Cal needs only a
tie Saturday to claim both prizes,
although such an outcome prob-
ably would cost the Trojans their
No. 1 national ranking.
UCLA has staked its reputa-
tion this year on the wishbone
offense. But Bruin Coach Pepper
"If we win, it will be because
of our defense."
It's UCLA's somewhat malign-
ed defense that makes USC fav-
ored to remain on the trail of
its third national championship
since 1962. ,
Rodgers admits concern. "Our
defense is very young. We only
start one senior-cornerback -
Allen Ellis-yet this defense has
performed under pressure."
He cited the Bruins' 20-17 sea-
son-opening upset of then top-
ranked Nebraska as an outstand-
ing defensive performance. Yet
UCLA ranks seventh in the eight-
team Pac-8 in total defense, giv-
ing up 361.8 yards a game. Its
defeats were to Michigan 26-9,
and Washington 30-21. Southern
Cal's defense was a preseason
question mark but it has given
up only 87 points and helped the
offense average nearly 40 points
a game by providing it good field
Alabama, the nation's number
two ranked team, would appear
to have a breather against un-
ranked Virginia Tech following
last week's emotional triumph
over LSU, but the explosive Gob-
blers boast the national leader
in total offense and passing in
quarterback Don Strock.
"We cannot afford to let
down," says Coach Bear Bryant.
"This is a real big game in more
ways than one. We could have a
tendency 'to be flat, and if we
are, that passer could gain a
thousand yards against us.
"I don't care what anyone
says-a player has to really
fight the tendency to be a little
flat after such a big game as
we had last week with LSU. All
the marbles were on the table
for that one-the unbeaten thing,
the conference championship,
etc., but that makes this game
just that much more important."
Saturday at 6 p.m., local time,
is Bowl Day all across the coun-
try, although most of the major
ones are already set, in viola-
tion of NCAA rules.
bama against No. 7 Texas in the
Cotton Bowl, fourth-ranked Okla-
homa against No. 6 Penn State
in the Sugar Bowl, fifth-ranked
Nebraska against No. 10 Notre
Dame in the Orange Bowl and
eighth-ranked Louisiana against
No. 13 Tennessee in the Astro-
Bluebonnet. In addition, No. 11
Auburn is bound for the Gator
Bowl, probably to meet No. 15