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rgge 8-Friday, October 14, 1977-The Michigan Daily
WISCONSIN LEADS BIG 10:

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By GEOFF LARCOM
y The time of reckoning has come for
the undefeated Wisconsin Badgers.
4 Riding the wave of triumphs over
Northern Illinois, Oregon, Indiana,
Northwestern, and Illinois, the Big
Red will find out just how good it is
tomorrow when it battles top-ranked
ichigan for a share of first place in
(he Big Ten.

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ask them to do much mo
This has to be satisfy
consin which suffered t
conference season last:
finishing third in the
points scored. Howevei
also finished third in poir
"Coach Jardine indic
going to improve his

Badgers
nk we could that day with 25 completions, the
re." most ever against the Wolverines
ring for Wis- Tomorrow's signal-caller will be
hrough a 3-5 either junior Anthony Dudley or
year, despite another third year man, Charles
Big Ten in Green.
r, Wisconsin While Dudley was sidelined last
nts allowed, week with a cold, Green filled in
Gated he was admirably, completing 11 of 16
defense this passes for 148 yards, including his

'a
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If this sounds like the story of the
little boy who had a no-hitter going
until the big kids got out of school,
forget it. Wisconsin's 5-0 record,
along with last year's strong Ann
Arbor showing, indicate John Jar-
aine's squad will be ready for the
Wolverines.
. "Last year we played Michigan
Well," asserted team captain Dennis
$tejskal. "We were strong once we
fot some confidence.' This year we'll
go in already having our confidence
up. We know we can play with them."
The confidence builder was last
week's shutout of the Illini in which
the Badgers clicked for 432 total
yards, while limiting Illinois to just
78 yards.
"It was one of the most satisfying
victories since I've been here," said
Jardine. "Our defense was just

"Coach Jardine indicated he was going to improve
his defense this year. From what I see, I think he has
accomplished just that."
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invade
anchors the Badgers 5-2 defense at
end. The middle guard position is
held by last week's defensive star,
Dan Relich, who had seven solo
tackles against Illinois.
The linebacking crew is composed
of Dave Crossen and sophomore Lee
Washington.
Illinois coach Gary Moeller, who
has now faced both teams, had praise
for the Badgers.
"Wisconsin is a much improved
football team," Moeller said. "If they
play a top-notch game like they did
against us, they should be able to
give Michigan a real game."
"However, Michigan is always
capable of playing a great game," he
added.
"Wisconsin appears to be a much
better team than the one we beat last
year," Schembechler said. "Statis-
tically, they are twice as good as last
year. They have been very stingy
with yardage, and they are moving
the ball."
Despite the raves, the Badgers
know what they're up against.
"We played well last week," said
linebacker Crossen. "But not good
enough for a team like Michigan. It
should be a berserk week in prac-
tice."

year," noted Michigan Coach Bo
Schembechler. "From what I see, I
think he has accomplished just that."
Last year's Michigan clash was an
indication of the type of season
Wisconsin had.
After a porous defense permitted a
23-0 first quarter deficit, the potent
Badger offense stormed back with 27
points, the highest total yielded by
the Wolverines all year.
Graduated quarterback Mike Car-
rol sheared the Michigan secondary

first six in a row.
Rushing punch out of Wisconsin's
winged T comes from halfbacks Ira
Matthews and Terry Breuscher
along with fullback Mike Morgan.
The cat-like Matthews led the nation
in kickoff returns last year while
Morgan is the Badgers' leading
rusher with 300 yards in four games.
Wide receiver David Charles pro-
vides an aerial threat along with 6-4
tight end Greg Barber.
All-Big Ten performer Stejskal

- Daily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
MICHIGAN FULLBACK Russell Davis, shown here getting gang tackled by Duke
defenders, may have his hands full on Saturday when the undefeated Wisconsin
Badgers bring in their blanket-like defense. Last week, Wisconsin crushed Illinois,
26-0

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USC, STANFORD TIED FOR LEAD:
Pac 8 title lies beyond Trojans

By BOB MILLER
Contrary to popular belief, the Rose
Bowl is not a Pacific Eight home game.
Although USC and UCLA have played
in their backyard every New Year's
Day since 1973, the other conference
teams are ready and willing to end that
dominance.
Ready and willing, but are they able?
IN SOME CASES the answer may be
yes. Stanford, California, Washington
and Washington State have anywhere
-from excellent to reasonable chances to
take the league title this year, aside
from defending champions USC.
Two conference games this weekend
will have a lot of bearing on the out-
come of the race for the roses. UCLA (2-
3) off to an awkward start travels to
Washington State (3-2) who have been
upsetting this year. The Cougars upset
Nebraska and Michigan State on the
road and California at home while
falling in an upset to Kansas on the"
road.

Since the Bruins are 0-1 in the confer-
ence, and the Cougars are 1-1, the loser
of this game will likely be out of the
running for first place. Sentimental
choice might be on the side of Washing-
ton State, the only Pac-8 team that has
never gone to the Rose Bowl.
The other big game on the West Coast
pits Stanford at Washington in Seattle.
The Cardinals (4-1, 2-0 league) are
currently tied for first with Southern
Cal. Washington is just a step behind at
1-0 in the conference, but only own one
victory in four non-conference games.
ALTHOUGH STANFORD has the
better record and has played stronger
opponents, the Cards will not have an
easy' time with the Huskies. It is
generally known throughout the West
Coast that the Huskies are tough at
home.
Stanford has not had it easy. After an
opening game loss to Colorado, 27-21,
the Cards have reeled off four straight
victories, including last week's 32-28
come from behind win over UCLA. Af-
ter the Huskies, Stanford faces Wash-
ington State at home, then Oregon State
and USC on the road.
Should the Cards get by the Huskies,
Cougars and the Beavers, then they will
have an excellent shot at knocking off

Southern Cal. For some reason, Stan-
ford always plays tough in Los Angeles,
in fact the Cards won there the last time
they played USC.
ANOTHER GAME that will test the
strength of a hopeful to the crown will
be Oregon State at California. Califor-
nia up until last week was undefeated at
4-0 and 10th in the country. But Wash-
ington State upset the Bears making
this weekend's. game all the more im-
portant.
While it isn't likely that the five
teams chasing Southern Cal will still be
in the thick of the race on the last day of
the season, there will probably be one
other final game other than the USC-
UCLA game that will directly affect the
decision of who will go to the Rose
Bowl.
The game to set your sights for will be
the Stanford-California contest, that is,
if everything before that goes as ex-
pected. Otherwise the clash between
Washington and Washington State at
Seattle may eventually determine the
Pac-8 representative at the Rose Bowl
on January 2, 1978.
One possibility that is realistic is a tie
between two (or possibly more) teams,
something similar to last year's wild
windup in the Big Eight Conference.
IN THE EVENT that a tie does occur
between two teams, the first thing
taken into consideration will be which

team won in direct confrontation. If
that game was a tie, then each team's
record is the deciding factor. After that,
the team that hasn't been to the Rose
Bpwl in the longer time gets the nod.
If there is a tie between three teams,
then the games between them should
help make the decision. In otherwords,
if USC, Stanford and California end in a
three-way tie, and Stanford beat the
Trojans and the Bears, the Cardinals
would go to the Rose Bowl.
This should be the closest Pac-8 race
since 1975 when California, USC and
league champion UCLA fought all the
way down to the wire.
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Conference

W L
USC....... 2 0
Stanford ... 2 0
Washington 1 0
Wash. St... 1 1
UCLA .....0 1
California . 0 1
Oregon St.. 0 1
Oregon .... 0 2

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51 3 2 0
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