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Page 10--Sunday, November 6, 1977-The Michigan Daily
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gcession. On ti
Pont agreed, saying, "As far as third quarter
option football, I think this was touchdown. T
Leach's best day that I've seen, Michigan ahe
including on film." WILDCAT,
Things were not so rosy at the game's ensuing kicko
outset, however. Michigan got off to an by Tom Sea
inauspicious start on its first Meter recove
possession. Tailback Harlan Huckleby Northwestern
fumbled (yes, again), this time on the another sco
Northwestern 17-yard line. The Wild- Michigan mop
y Scott Le wis cats recovered but failed to capitalize with Leach r
ty ~ B)! on the opportunity. score.
Minutes later Northwestern mounted Perhaps th
Ses er W d 1y s exp 'ted . . . a98-yard touchdown drive, highlighted touchdown w
e pel by a spectacular 68-yard pass play. from Leach
.next w eek's:n eSplit end Mark Bailey caught a Scott
" " nex wea k i ne dedStranski pass on the ichigan 30-yard
line and ran it down to the two, where
What more can you say about yesterday's game other than, "Big deal. he was forced out of bounds by safety
It was expected." Jim Pickens. Three plays later Stranski
After Northwestern impersonated a fairly decent team in the first half, scored on a quarterback sneak to put First Downs ....
the Wildcats finally lived up to their reputation in the second, virtually the Wildcats ahead for the first and last Rushes-yards . .
allowing Michigan to waltz into the end zone at will. time. Passing Yard ..
Return Yards.
At the outset of the second quarter Passes ........
The sheep-counting may never have ended had the clock not ticked off Michigan stayed on the ground and P"t --...........
i t:Ae last seconds with such abruptness. It wasn't just a maize and blue sheep marched 41 yards in five plays, with Peates-yas
crossing their own goal line, as those of purple and white variety did some Huckleby going the last three yards for Meaia.
. scoring of their own. the touchdown. A Gregg Willner con- Northwestern
version tied the game at 7-all.
In spite of the 43-point differential, many of Michigan's season-long DWIGHT HICKS' ard t return NW-stranski, 1-
problems cropped up in the first half. Mistakes such as three fumbles (one of 4I-y-puntuekte
which was lost), an interception, and a defensive lapse which permitted an set up the next Michigan score, which MICH.-G.Johns
early Northwestern lead, allowed the Wolverines but a seven-point edge at came just four minutes later. Taking (Winner kick)
halftime over on the Northwestern 16-yard line, MICH.-Leach. 2
But the close game didn't last too long,' and this game will be remem- the Wolverines mounted a sloppy, MICH.Eards
beredfas a 63-20 trouncing, with the early problems all but forgotten. albeit successful, drive. Huckleby fum- (whIner kick
As the rout was expected, there is no need to savor it too long, as that will bled a bad pitchout out of bounds for a MICH.-Clayton.,
ltimately take away from Michigan's psyching itself for next Saturday's short gain, then caught a five-yard W ie 1i
contest against Purdue. Leach pass on the next play. Fullback NW-seets, yd
Russell Davis then fumbled into the (Poulos kick)
Purdue presents one of the finest passers in the nation in quarterback endzone and tight end Gene Johnson MICH.-M.smith
Mark Herrmann, and the defense will have to prime itself for an onslaught of recovered for the Michigan score. MIitchell ,
es. Also, if the grass factor affected the Wolverines at Minneapolis, "We had an awful first half," said NW-ailey, 7-yd
must overcome it at West Lafayette. Schembechler. "I told them i was not ailed)
"We'll be pointedly ready for next week," said Bo Schembechler after happy about the mistakes-we had to
the game. "We make no bones about it. We have been pointing for our 10th period got going, though, we pretty
and 11th games all year." I R. Davis . -
Since Purdue quelled Wolverine national championship hopes last year Indeed they did as the Wolverines Leach..
with its stunning 16-14 upset, also at Purdue, revenge is on many of the scrd th das the Wo. su.c
scored four touchdowns in rapid suc- Edwards..
Wolverine players minds.
"I definitely think it's right in a lot of guys minds," said quarterback
Rick Leach. "I don't think we'll have any trouble getting the guys up." DEBOL NETS HAT TRICK:
So far this season, Michigan has played its best against those teams
where a close contest was expected, entering the game. Michigan maulings
of Texas A&M (41-3), and Wisconsin (56-0) attest to this.
Since the final two games of the season present potential problems,
there is little doubt that Michigan will play to its top potential. Don't expect
to see any more showings similar to the Duke, Navy or Minnesota games.
Flat performances like those could be fatal, and the Wolverines know it. By BOB MILLER The game
The only question remaining, assuming that Michigan gives 100 per cent speil te Daiy tion right f
on the next two weeks, is if it is good enough to win them both, and go on to SOUTH BEND - Michigan's Dave Before the fr
the Rose Bowl. Debol scored three goals and added an settle down
It appears that the Wolverines have enough manpower to take Purdue. assist to lead the Wolverines to a 7-5 Dame's Key
The Boilermakers have been spotty all year, and the game reduces to the victory and the first ever series sweep past mvichiga
containment by Michigan of Herrmann. 1-0 lead at 47
"We've come up against top national passers before like Stanford's Guy oNotre Dame's home ice. 1-h as a# 47
Benjamin, and we've been able to handle them," said Michigan defensive Michigan needed to pour on the power Wolverines'
cordntor Bill McCartney,. Mihgnnee opu o h oe ovrns
in the third period to pick up the win, off the ice f
Benjamin is the leading passer in the nation, with Herrmann in second. "The difference from last night was Dame not 0
When Stanford eame to Ann Arbor last year, the Michigan defense throttled that we were winning going into the penalty, butj
Benjamin third period," said Michigan coach Dan score. The I
Michigan will need a similar performance next Saturday. . thirdrids Michigan o
As for Ohio State, the Buckeyes have looked awesome most of the time "We made adjustments from last
this year, and a repeat of last year's domination by the Wolverines isn't night" he added, "We changed our
ky.break out to take the pressure off our De
"It will be Michigan's quickness versus Ohio's strength," said Wildcat defensemen."
coach John Pont. "They are totally different football teams, and it'll be a dif- S orked well scoring: 1. No
-ferent game than in the past. While the games usually have been defensive, holm) 0:47: 2. NI
this time the key will be Gerald against Leach," enough that Michigan overcame an M-Maurer (Tli
hie the k e ies hver thrnteh footbawithsoearly "2-0 deficit and survived a late (Manning. waym
While the Wolverines have thrown the football with somewhat more Penalties: M-
regularity this year, the Buckeyes have been throwing less. Yesterday, for The first period went fairly quickly holdng) :52.
example, OSU threw but four passes against Illinois. with a lot of up and down action.
As in the past, however, the first ten games of the season may be no in- Michigan took charge midway through Scoring: s. F-
- ication of how the eleventh will end. This game will surely bring out the best the period and Notre Dame was forced F:ai.
in both teams, and any season-long dormancies may come out, to play catchup for the rest of the game. Penalties: ND
_________________________________ Jackson (roug
scoring: 8. M
9. ND-Collier
reys (T. Fairho
Kawa (Lerg, Wa
ed) 16:53.
* Penaltes:M -
ccherish chace IIrrND)
By JOHN NIEMEYER "WE HAVE HAD a great effort out of broken a tie with Ohio State in the Paler (M)
,m Hoour demonstration teams for the last waning seconds. He was mobbed by his
H_ ,hum _ t _t _ _ _ _ A --

ag e
:eir first possession of the
Leach ran 21 yards for a
the Willner conversion put
ad 21-7.
Todd Sheets fumbled the
off return when he was hit
bron. Linebacker Jerry
eted for Michigan at the
22-yard line to set up
rinj drive. This time
ved 22 yards in four plays,
anning in four yards for the
e most dazzling Michigan
vas a 26-yard pass play
to freshman Stanley Ed-

declaws Cats

wards. On third and nine from the
Wildcat 26-yard line, Leach passed to
Edwards at the 20. The tailback then
rolled off a tackler and sped down the
sideline for the score.
Edwards, from Detroit Kettering,
had carried the ball only eight times
prior to yesterday. He moved in at
second string tailback when Roosevelt
Smith was incapacitated by a sore
knee. Edwards was a crowd-pleases
with two receptions and 10 carries for 52
The last score of the quarter came
when Leach passed to wingback Ralph
'la ^- - f-- Al - - '-I Uw diIU I LUU -.II

WITH THE score Michigan 42, Nor-
thwestern 7 the game's outcome was a
foregone conclusion. The fourth quarter
belonged to the substitutes as Michigan
fans got a glimpse of what the future
holds in store. Underclassmen Law-
rence Reid, Mike Smith and Alan Mitchell
all scored their first touchdowns for
Michigan. (Reid sustained an ankle in-
jury of unknown extent, however).
Northwestern also managed to get on
the scoreboard twice in the quarter,
although the touchdowns were virtually
meaningless. It was the Wildcats'
highest point total of the season,

Uayum for 41 yaras ana a toucnaowj

Wildcats walloped

............. 18 27
...............43-113 57-323
224 188
........... 13 81
..... 14/28/1 9/13/1
........... 9131 2138
3/2 311
...... .. 2/20 61506
.......0 14 28 21--3
.............. 7 0 13-20
yd. run (Poulos kick)
ty, 4-yd. run (WnIner kick)
on, recoveredfumble insend zone
3-yd. run tWiltner kick)
yd. run (Willner kick)
26yd. pass from Leach
41-yd. pass from Leach
,yd. rin(Wilner kick)
Ai pass from Stranski:
* 15-yd. run (Winer kick)
34-yd. pass from Wangler
. pass from Stranski

Reid ........................ 4
M. Smith ..................... 5
DickeyT........... E.......


Gilmore .....................1 43
Mishler..................11 37
Reitug .................11 33
Cammo-..............--...2 2s
Johnson ................... I S
Dierherger ...............2 4
S"rUski.......... .....8 -20

Wangler ,.................. I
Dierberger ............... I
G. Johnson............... 2
Huckieby.......... ... 2
Bailey .................. .6
Sheets .................... 2
Wagner ............. ....
Johnson ................... I


,n. MICHIGAN is now 5-1 in the Big Ten
and 8-1 overall going into next week's
game at Purdue, the site of last year's
16-14 upset. Among the question marks
r, for Michigan are the, increasing num-
s ber of injuries and Huckleby's recent
2 penchant for fumbling.
* Schiembecher feels the latter will
take care of itself. "I don't worry about
3.4 Huckleby," he said. "He has a good at-
3., titude. ,He is having some problems
s.5 right now but his problems are com-
2 pounded because they are magnified by
the media. The more everyone else gets
down on him, the more I support him.
He'll shake this thing." Schembechier
Yds. is more concerned about injuries. "Of
our five top tackles, only one, Curtis
0 Greer, was able to play today," he said.
And then there is the problem with
2is the offensive line. Mike Kenn, who
9 missed yesterday's game because of
mononucleosis, is the eighth lineman
sidelined this year. "The most op-
Play timistic report I can give you is tat
41reot gv ista
s1 Kenn may be back Wednesday," said
26 Schembechler. "I feel he is the best of-
. fensive tackle in this league right now,
and We need him back with us."
Schembechler admitted that the
28 team is pointing toward the Purdue
6s game as chance for a revenge. "We
13 make no bones about it. We have been
1 pointing for our 10th and 11th games all
s year,", he said.

.... . 10

Yds. Lon



ify Fighting Irish,


produced a barrage of ac-
rom the opening faceoff.
ans even had a chance to
in their seats, Notre
in Nugent flipped a shot
n goalie Rick Palmer for a
seconds into the game.
at wasn't enough, the
Doug Todd was whistled
or hooking at 1:13. Notre
only took advantage of the
needed only two seconds to
rish won a face off in the
ne, Aent the puck back to
vout Debol
First Period
D-Nugent (D. Fairholm. T. Fair-
ID-Jackson (D. Fairholm) 1:15; 3.
ayer, Olver) 1:51; 4. M-Debol
ann) 7:51.
Todd (hooking) 1:13; ND-Weltzin
Second Period
1-Debol (Thayer) 9:27; 6. ND-T.
irholm)12:30 7. M-Miller (Debol)
-Nugent (cross-checking) 3:24; ND
hing) 3:59; M-Maurer (tripping)
Third Period
-Todd (Waymaun. Miller) 3:25;
Schneider) 5:32; 10. ND-Humph-
lm, D. Fairholm) 10:13; 11. M-
ymann) 13:06; 12. Debol (unassist-
-Hloene (hooking) 13:42.
10 13 12-35
! 14 15 8-37

Don Jackson at the blue line and the
Irish defenseman beat Palmer cleanly
with a long slapshot.
It lidoked like the Wolverines were in
for a long evening. But Michigan's Bill
Thayer and Kip Maurer came right
back on a two-on-one passing play at
1:51 to put the Wolverines back into the
Thayer went in on Notre Dame goalie
Len Moher with Maurer trailing. Moher
made the initial stop on Thayer, but
couldn't cover up on the reboumd.
Dave Debol tied the score, for
Michigan when he took a pass off the
board and skated in on Moher with only
one Irish defenseman in frantic pursuit.
But the senior center rifled a hard shot
over Moher's left shoulder to knot the
score -°+7:51.
Debol stunned the crowd again at 9:27
of the second period when he took a long
pass from Thayer, skated circles
around the Irish defenders and popped

a shot behind Moher. Michigan again
was up by pne, 3-2.
The Fighting Irish considered that
just a momentary setback, and three
minutes later tied the game on a quick
shof off the stick of Terry Fairholm that
Palmer wasn't ready for.
But Mark Miller put the real
fireworks into the period when he raced
the length of the ice and fired a bullet
past Moher to, break- the deadlock.
Debol assisted on the goal for his third
point of the game.
Debol hit for the hat trick at 16:53 of
the third period to raise his season
totals to five goals and twelve assists.
Debol's success reflects the team's
success as the Wolverines are now 5-1
on the year (3-1 in the conference) and
go into next week's home-and-home
series against Michigan State as' the
number one team in the nation.

Wings lose, 4-3.

. .

Special to The Daily
DETROIT - Former Michigan
star Kris Manery scored two goals in
leading the Cleveland Barons to a 4-3
win over Detroit last night.

Yesterday Northwestern came into
ichigan Stadium winless in eight at-
empts this season and departed
finless in nine attempts after taking a
-20 shellacking. The outcome came as
Ao surprise to anyone.
BY THE FOURTH quarter the fans
vere either leaving or amusing them-
elves with beer, pot and the oh-shit
sheer. The game really held little ex-
itement for anyone once the ride of the
Vked Witch of the West had ended af-
er the band's halftime rendition of
"The Wizard of Oz," unless you happen
to be one of the forgotten multitudes
that represent the backbone of the
Michigan football program.
'or more Sports,.
seepage 9
',ft is in games like yesterday's that all
AtW third, fourth and even fifth stringers
'get a chance to grab a little of the glory
and excitement that is usually reserved
for the Leachs, Hucklebys, Donahues
and Pickens.'
And if you don't think that playing,
;even for a moment, is exciting for
them, you should have been in the
Jkcker room after-yesterday's victory.

two weeks," Schembechler pointed out.
"We needed a game like this." Bo
went on, "it's a great morale booster.
"These kids bust their necks all week
long and seldom get to play. We tried to
play them all today.'I'm not sure if we
got everyone in, but we tried."
In all, 78 different players got into
yesterday's contest. That was
especially nice for people like Roger
Bettis and Dave Kadela who were
playing in what will probably be their
last football game. Both are seniors and
it is unlikely that they will see playing
time in the season finale against Ohio
Smith, a senior tailback who scored the
first touchdown in his Michigan career
late in the fourth quarter. Watching the
reaction after he ran in from the 15, one
might have thought that he had just

teammates and was obviously ecstatic.
So what if the score was 56-14.
Smith is like so many other unknowns
on the Wolverine squad. As a freshman,
he led the varsity reserve in rushing but
was hurt during his sophomore year
and subsequently redshirted. He has
also had problems with his hamstring
along the way and has never been able
to reach the heights that he might have
at a lesser football school.
Perhaps yesterday made it seem a
little more worth it all. As Smith put it,
"You forget all the aches and pains.
When I saw that goal line it was great.
It was too beautiful, too beautiful."
For most people, the '77 North-
western game will fade away among all
the other Michigan laughers. For guys
like Smith and the other 30 odd "demo"
teamers it may well be the highlight of
their '77 season.

The Wings carried the play to the
Barons for most of the game, but
numerous defensive lapses did them
Manery opened the scoring with a
power play goal at 12:19 of the first
period when he beat Wing goalie
Jimmy Rutherford on a tremendous
shot from the blue line.
The Red Wings' Dan Maloney tied
the score not quite three minutes
later when he beat Baron goalie
Gilles Meloche on a breakaway.
However, Cleveland broke ahead
3-1 and 4-2.
The Wings came back on a goal by
rookie Rob Plumb late in the third
period, but it wasn't enough as
Cleveland withstood a furious Detroit
attack during the final seven minutes
of the game.
.. Spartans sparkle
EAST LANSING - M ic h i g a n
State's Paul Klasinski deflected in a
Jim Johnson pass behind Minne-
sota's Steve Janaszak to beat the
Golden Gophers 4-3 in overtime
WCHA play last night.
Klasinski goal with only :53 left ip
the extra period ended a stirring
Gopher comeback from a 3-0 deficit
to a 3-3, tie at the end of regulation
Minnesota scored twice within
thirty seconds late in the second
period to bring them within shooting
range, and with only 1:12 left in the
third stanza, Steve Chrisloff was left
unchecked at the side of Spartan
goalie Dave Versical.


MICHIGAN 63, Northwestern 20
Michigan State 29. Minnesota 10
Ohio State 35. Illinois 0
Indiana 24, Iowa 21
Purdue 22, Wisconsin 0
Notre Dame 69, Georgia Tech 14
Texas 35. Houston 21
Pitt 44, West Virginia 3

Temple 24, Rutgers 14
Florida 22, Georgia 17
Florida State 23, Virginia Tech 21
Kentucky 28, Vanderbilt 6
Maryland 19, Villanova 13
Mississippi St. 27,.Aubarn 13
Tennessee 27, Memphis St. 14
Kansas 29, Kansas St. 21

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