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November 06, 1977 - Image 9

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The Michigan Daily-Sunday, November 6, 197-Page 9

Special to The Daily
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Michigan's string of three
straight Big Ten cross country championships came to an
abrupt halt yesterday, as Wisconsin upset the Wolverines
for the conference crown here on Purdue's South golf cour-
The Badgers totaled 52 points with pre-meet favorite
Michigan winding up fourth with 89 points. Illinois and Ohio
State tied for second place with 75 points.
EVEN BILL DONAKOWSKI'S individual champion-
ship wasn't enough to guide the Wolverines to their fourth
Big Ten title since 1974.1
Covering the 8,000 meter course in 24:14, Donakowski
became the first Michigan harrier to win the conference
title since Don McEwen in 1950. It was in that same year
that Wisconsin won its last Big Ten championship.
"We didn't run up to our capability and the other teams
ran really well," said Michigan coach Ron Warhurst. "We
always get out in the first mile really well, but today we just
didn't get out. Our guys just weren't there after the first
mile," "We were way back in 20th place and we just
couldn't move up.
MIKE McGUIRE, who finished 3rd in this meet in 1975;.
was Michigan's second man finishing 18th with a time of
25:14, a full minute behind Donakowski. Dave Lewis,
making his first appearance in the meet was 19th at 25:15,
Bruce McFee was 21st in 25:24, and Jay Anstaett finished as
the Wolverines fifth man in 30th place with a time of 25:38.
Michigan's non-scoring finishers were Doug Sweazey,
another newcomer to BigTen action, in 32nd with a 25:44
clocking and Mark Foster in 42nd with a time of 26:09.



THE HILLY PURDUE COURSE seemed just what thb
Wolverines needed to give them the edge in this 63rd run-,
ning of the race. But as it turned out, the course proved to
be the downfall for Michigan.
"It was a pretty tough course to move up on and after
the two mile mark the places didn't change," Warhurj -
said. "Billy (Donakowski) ran'this course just right. IHI
was out after the mile and stayed. But nobody else moved.'?;
For Donakowski, the meet was the conclusion of four-
years of training wrapped up into one day.
"THE FEELING OF WINNING the individual chan-
pionship didn't sink in at first," said the senior from Dea j
born. "But it seemed like the culmination of four years ok
work instead of the last three years of training we did to
prepare for this."
Donakowski's ten second advantage over second place
finisher Jim Stintzi from Wisconsin was by no means an
dication of how the race progressed.
Throughout most of the event Donakowski, Stintzi an
Minnesota's Steve Plasencia, who eventually finished fifth
were separated from the rest of the field by about 50 yards..
BUT 2.25 MILES into the race, Plasencia knocked Stia-
zi to'the ground. The Badger didn't seem too affected by t14
spill as he got up to finish as Wisconsin's first man.
Plascencia took command of the race at the four-mile
mark, opening up a 40-yard gap between himself and
Donakowski. "I was a little worried being so far down,'.
said Donakowski. "I had to throw away my plan book an'4
just run."
DONAKOWSKI FOUGHT HIS WAY back'into the lean
just past the 4.5-mile mark and cruised the final 660 yarde
For Wisconsin coach Dan McClimon, the victory was
his first in seven years of coaching the Badgers. "I'
pleased as heck," said McClimon. "We ran a great race
Jeff Randolph (fourth) and Mark Randall (seventh) bot
ran surprisingly well."
IN RECORDING THEIR 13th Big Ten championship;
the Badgers took places 2, 4, 7, 17, and 22.
"Michigan got themselves into a hole at the start any
never got out of it," McClimon concluded.
The Wolverines must now attempt to qualify for th
NCAA meet on November 21, by placing in the top twb,
teams in this Saturday's District meet.



MSU chucks Gophers

Ed Smi

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EAPOLIS -dQuarterback
ith threw second half scoring
of d1at r ~ri ofobr

passesor a n an yards to flanker
Kirk Gibson and Chris Nielsen kicked
three field goals as Michigan State
3verwhelmed Minnesota 29-10 yester-
day to tighten its hold on third place
in the Big Ten.
Nielsen's second field goal of 52
yards barely cleared the crossbar
and gave the Spartans their first lead
at 13-10 early in the fourth quarter.
He added another field goal of 44
yards late in the game to give him 41
for his career, a Big Ten record.
Smith shocked the Gophers when
R ugers
Michigan's Rugby Club reached in
for a double dip yesterday as both the
"A" and "B" squads scooped the visit-
ing Miami of Ohio club, 25-12 and 12-7
Bill Chung led the rout of the "A"
team with three conversions and a drop
kick, good for nine points. Herb
Hopkins added two tries with Pete
Schreiner and Mike Malenfant each
chipping in one.
Dennis O'Dell's two penalty kicks and
one conversion lifted the "B" team to
their victory. Mike Miner added a try to
round out the scoring.
-4 ;

he sent Gibson down the right side-
line and lofted a long pass to him over
Minnesota's Bobby Webber for an 85-
yard scoring play which put Michi-
gan State in command.
Both teams were hampered by pen-
alties. Minnesota was penalized 14.
times for 132 yards,a Big Ten record,
while the Spartans were flagged
seven times for 83 yards.
Bucks bust 'em
CHAMPAIGN - O h i o State's
fourth-ranked Buckeyes, held to one
touchdown in the first half, erupted
for three in the third quarter - two in
a span of 13 seconds - and rolled to a
35-0 victory over Illinois yesterday
to remain undefeated in the Big Ten.
Five different players scored for
the Buckeyes who boosted their Big
Ten record to 6-0 and are now 8-1
overall. Illinois dropped to 2-4 in the
conference and 3-6 for the season.
Limited to only eight plays in the
first quarter, Ohio State finally put
together a 73-yard drive in the second
quarter with Paul Campbell scoring
from the one-yard line for a 7-0 half-
time lead as a Homecoming crowd of
66,973 cheered the Illini when they
left the field.
Ohio State took the second half
kickoff and marched 75 yards for
another touchdown with Joel Payton
scoring from the one-yard line.
Seconds later Illinois's James Cole-
man fumbled and Mike Guess recov-
ered. Ron Springs, who rushed for 132
yards, then ripped off a 15-yard scor-
ing jaunt to give Ohio State a
comfortable 21-0 lead..
* * *
Badgers blind 'em
MADISON - Freshman sensation
Mark Herrmann set up two scores
and passed for 174 yards, surging into
second place on the all-time Big Ten
single season passing list, to lead
Purdue to a 22-0 college football
victory over punchiess Wisconsin
MIke Brown scored from a yard
out midway in the first quarter and
defensive end K e e n a Turner
wrapped up the Boilermakers' third
successive victory by intercepting an
Anthony Dudley pass and racing 65
yards to score with 57 seconds left in
the game.
Herrmann, who completed 10 of 20
throws, boosted his season passing
yardage total to 2,215, surpassing the
2;062 accumulated by Gary Snook of
Iowa in 1964. Mike Phipps of Purdue
set the Big Ten record of 2,527 yards
in 1969.
* * *
Hoogiers hold 'em

of plays that followed the field go
Indiana was down by 14 at the e
of the first quarter. But Ti Cliffol
replaced Scott"Arnett at ti ~brte
back spot to spark the Hoosiers'to
14-14 halftime tie and to a one touc
down lead in the third quarter.
* * *
Irish immobilize 'e
quarterback Joe Montana passed f
273 yards and three touchdow
scored another on a one-yard sne
and ran, for a two-point conversio
leading the fifth-ranked Irish to
69-14 romp over Georgia Tech yest'
day in a college football mismatch.
Vagas Ferguson and Jim Sto
also scored two touchdowns apie
for the 7-1 Irish, who scored 48 poi
in the second half.
Montana, whose touchdown r
earlier gave Notre Dame a 6-0 lea
then ran around right end for t
more points and the Irish were ahe
to stay.
The Yellow Jackets were unable i
dent the Irish defense except fi
Ivery's long run until an 18-yard pa
from Gary Hardie to Drew Hill wi
two minutes left in the game.
Longhorns lash 'e
HOUSTON - Top-ranked Tex
ignited by Earl Campbell's thre
touchdowns and quarterback Ran
McEachern's f i e l d generalsh
stunned the Houston Cougars 35-21
a Southwest Conference game y L
terday and avenged a year of emb
The Longhorns, held to 24 yarm
rushing in a 30-0 loss to Houston lak
year, took a 14-13 halftime lead i
touchdown runs of 6 and 2 yards '
the powerful Campbell, who rambl"l
for more than 100 yards for t
seventh straight time this season,
He also galloped 40 yards forVi
touchdown in the third quarter
turn the tide for the Longhorns at
later raced 43 yards to. set up Y a
one-yard touchdown run by McEac-
Tide torpedoes 'emrt
BATON ROUGE - Tony Nathan
scored two touchdowns on one-yatd
plunges and fired a 20-yard tout-
down pass as second-ranked Af-
bama overcame a rash of fumbles p
down Louisiana State 24-3 yesterday
and capture its sixth Southeastern
Conference football championshipn,


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