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September 29, 1977 - Image 9

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Duke faces Navy in

The Michigan Daily-Thursday, September 29, 197-P
consolation mate

In any other, ordinary college
football campaign, an early-season
match-up between a team like Duke
and a team like Navy would generate
little interest in most areas, least of
all the Ann Arbor area.
But, lest anyone hasn't noticed,
this has not been a very ordinary
year around here, as evidenced by
the goings-on inside Michigan Sta-
dium the past two Saturdays.
Thus, when the Midshtbmen travel
to Durham, N.C. this Saturday to
duke it out with the Blue Devils, some
Wolverine fans may view the contest
with more than casual interest.
Not that anyone is expecting the
Navy/Duke outcome to cast away the
shadow of doubt surrounding the
Wolverines' performance of late.
Those doubts will be either van-
quished or realized when the Wolver-
ines take the field against the fifth-
'ranked Texas A&M team Saturday.
The duel between the Blue Devils
and the Middies, rather, should
satisfy the curiosity of those wonder-
ing if the two teams are really as
good as they looked here.
By The Associated Press
A&M fullback George Woodard was
released from a hospital Wednesday
with doctors still wondering whether
the 280-pounder had "a small bowel
nflammation or a flare-up of his ap-
"There is no way to tell which
one," said A&M trainer David Heath
who added that Woodard appeared to
be in good shape again. He had been
admitted to the hospital Tuesday for
suspected appendicitis.
Woodard was expected to return to
practice today and travel with the
team for Saturday's game with
Bill Frieder was awfully con-
cerned. "Listen up, Omaha," he said
to freshman cager Mike iMcGee. "I
Hear you've been skipping class to
study up for this *eek's GRIDDE
PICKS. Get your nose, out of that
Street and Smith and high-tail-it over
to Mason Hall first thing in the
"And not only that, I got a call from
the Big Ten office concerning your
eligibility. It seems you were one off
of last week's winner and a Pizza
Bob's small pizza with two items
constitutes an illegal trophy in the
eyes of the NCAA.
"So get your GRIDDES into 420
Maynard by midnight Friday, Mike,
but put MY name at the top. There's
nothing in the rules book about pizzas
for Frieder,"
1. Texas A&M at MICHIGAN
(pick score)
2. Syracuse at Illinois
3. Indiana at Nebraska
4. Iowa at UCLA
5. Michigan State at Notre Dame
6. Washington at Minnesota
7. Northwestern at Wisconsin
8. Ohio State at Southern Methodist
9. Wake Forest at Purdue
10. Navy at Duke
1;. Georgia at Albama
12. Kansas at Oklahoma
13. Florida at LSU
14. Washington State at USC
15. Oregon at Stanford
16. Vanderbilt at Tulane

17. Arizona at Wyoming
18. Oregon State at Tennessee
19. Maryland at North Carolina State
20. DAILY LIBELS at Albion Soccer

The 21-9 final with Duke was closer
than a lot of people in the stands
expected, considering Michigan's
impressive opener against Illinois.
But, that final could easily have been
closer, as the Blue Devils had the ball
on the Wolverines' one-yard line as'
time expired.
The following week the oddsmak-
ers pegged Michigan a 28-point
favorite over its guests from Annapo-
lis. They didn't quite beat that
spread, squeezing out a shaky 14-7
In the Navy game, Bo's Boys were
held scoreless in the second half for
the first time during the regular
season since 1974, when Michigan
State turned the trick in another
losing effort.
After the game, Navy's coach
George Welsh commented, "If we
play like we did today, we'll win a
few football games." Perhaps Welsh
was anticipating the meeting with
the Blue Devils at Wallace Wade
Duke sports a 1-2 recordand is
cominge off a big 31-7 victory over
Atlantic Coast Conference rival Vir-
ginia. The Blue Devils dropped their
opener to East Carolina, 18-17.
Navy, meanwhile, has outscored
its opponents 66-23 enroute to its 2-1
slate, running over the Citadel and
On paper, the Middies seem to

have the edge. Against Michigan, for
example, Navy gained 310 total
yards, while Duke could only muster
259. The Middies' defense also proved
a bit stingier versus the Wolverines,
yielding 277 yards to Duke's 335.
The offenses of both squads rely
heavily on their quarterback. Mike
Bunn of the Blue Devils and Seaman
Bob Leszczynski each enjoyed fine
showings in Michigan Stadium, but
Dunn suffered a slight ankle injury
last weekend.
According to Duke coach Mike

McGee, Dunn has been held out of
practice all week, but he expects his
star QB to be ready to play on
Michigan coach Bo Schembechler
feels that the quarterbacking situa-
tion could be a key to the game.,
"They're both very good," said Bo of
Dunn and Leszczynski, "but Dunn is
This will be the first meeting
between Duke and Navy since 1972,
and Navy holds a 12-8 advantage in
the series, dating back to 1927. There

have been five ties.
The last two games of the series, in
'71 and '72, have been one-point ball-
games decided by similar circum-
stances. In both cases, Navy scored a
late touchdown and went for the
two-point conversion and the win. It
worked the 'first time, with the
Middies emerging as 15-14 victors.
The following year, Duke stopped the
attempt to preserve a 17-16 decision.
Duke's sports information director:
Tom Mickle expects another close,

contest. "The two teams are very
evenly matched," he said. "Navy
will be fired up after holding Michi-
gan in the second balf."
From his view on the sidelines,
Schembechler gathered a similar
opinion. "'It'll be a close game," he
noted. "Both teams are comparable
. and played very well here.
"I think that itll be a question$.
whether they can come up with the'
same type of e(fort as they did
against us."

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