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Saturday, September 11, 1976

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Nine

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Michigan

By ANDY GLAZER
Michigan's two-game losing
streak ends today at Michigan
stadium.
The Wisconsin Badgers are in
town and the team that nearly
upset the Wolverines two years
ago has been slowly crumbling
ever since.
Starting at 1:30 today, it
should become apparent just
how far Wisconsin has fallen.
Michigan's pre - season No. 1
ranking by SPORTS ILLUST-
RATED and others was bas-j
ed on expected strong offen-
sive improvement, and that will1
mean points on the board
against Wisconsin, and points
in bunches.
4d The Badgers went 4-6-1 a
year ago, and have lost 13
starters off that team, includ-
ing the team's only two real1
stars, All-American offensive
tackle Dennis Lick, and All-t
Big Ten halfback Billy Marek.
The Badger losses, coupled
k .'.. with Michigan's great expec-
..tations, have lent an entirely
>' <n different aura to this year's
....... i isr<ivc <f clash. Last year in Madison the
S...".=..~. ;. . t=..Badgers were coming off their
finest.season in a decade and
:;.- had a few great expectations of
their own.
o by SCOTT ECCKER "Madtown" was full of elec-
n's 69-0 victory over tricity and there was specula-
s plenty of running tion that the days of the "Big
for 573 yards. Lytle Two" were over. They weren't,
nger than ever this as Michigan came away a rel-
today against Wis- atively easy 23-6 victor.
Stadium. "The electricity from out-
BIG TEN KICKS OFF

side is not there like last
year," offered Wisconsin
coach John Jardine. "The
pressure and expectation is
not there in the same sense.
We are now a very young
team, and all the eggs for this
season aren't in one basket.
"Whether or not we beat
Michigan," continued Jardine,
"we still have to get back into
the Big Ten and mature as a
football team. I just wish we
could have had a couple of
warm-up games before this
one, because as a young team
there are things that we will
be able to do that we can't do
yet."
Michigan coach Bo Schem-
bechler has not put this one
into the bank just yet, though.
"We are not a veteran ball-
club at all, "Schembechler
said, "and that makes you
nervous."
Schembechler's concern pro-
bably stems from his long-time
belief in the value of senior.
leadership. The Wolverines will
start only seven seniors today.
Those seven, though, prob-
ably have enough ability to"
provide all the senior leader-
ship that Schembechler would
like. On offense, 1000 - yard
rusher, track sprinter and
STREET AND SMITH'S COL-
LEGE YEARBOOK cover boy
Rob Lytle (6-1, 195) will start
at fullback, where he played
last year.
Lytle was to have started at

open
tailback, but an injury to full-
back Russell Davis has forced
Lytle back to his old position
temporarily and moved crowd-
pleaser Harlan Huckleby (6-1 ,
195) to the starting tailback
slot. Davis is available for
emergency duty.
The other offensive senior is
wingback Jim Smith (6-3%, 198)
who with a flashy nickname and
a passing team probably would
have been All-America last year
and may well earn that honor
this year even without those
advantages.
On defense, tackle Greg Mor-
ton (6-2, 225) is coming off su-
perb efforts against'Ohio State

s with Badgers

and Oklahoma and is on every-
one's pre - season All-America'
list. And middle linebacker Cal-
vin O'Nbal (6-2, 230) holds the
team record for tackles on a
team with a glorious defensive
past. He too is a pre-season All-
America.
The other seniors are de-I
fensive tackle John Hennessy
(6-4, 23S), who played ex-
tensively last year but was not
a starter; Jim Bolden (6-1,
177), who started in the de-
fensive backfield; and Bob
Lang (6-1, 230), an offensive
tackle who switched to de-
fense this season and appears
to have bailed the Wolverines
out of what looked like a

weak spot going into spring
practice.
Placekicker Bob Wood is
also a senior and holds the
Michigan record for field goals
in a season.
At the heart of this Michi-
gan team are its juniors -
ten of them. They are mass-
ed in the offensive line and
-the defensive backfield -
two positions where experi-
ence is often as important as
ability.
Bill Dufek (6-4, 250) and
Mike Kenn (6-61/2, 245) are bur-
ly offensive tackles, and Mark
Donahue (6-3%, 245) and Gerry
Szara (6-2, 240) will be the
guards. Walt Downing (6-4,
250) is the fifth junior offensive
lineman and will be at center.
The other offensive junior

is walk-on Curt Stephenson
(6-1, 175), who appears to
have beaten out Rick White,
who had the position won last
year but was injured in the
opener.
On defense, John Anderson
(6-3, 208) is an end and also
punts. In the secondary there
are Derek Howard (Wolf, 6-2,
187); Jim Pickens (6-2, 188), a
second team all-Big Ten choice
last year; and Dwight Hicks
(6-2, 180), a safety and a stel-
lar kick returner.
The team is strong. There is
enough experience, enough
youth, enough speed, enough
strength. There is a No. 1 rank-
ing. There should be very little
left of Wisconsin at about 4:30
today.

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THE LIINEULPS
HIGAN WISCONSIN
Offense

Daily Phot
ROB LYTLE finds daylight in Michigan
Northwestern last fall. In fact, there wa
room on that day, as Michigan rushed f
is back and the running game looks stro
year as the Wolverines open their season
consin's Badgers at 1:30 in Michigan

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Rick Leach (190)
Jim Smith (200)
Rob Lytle (195)
H. Huckleby (195).
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Spartans si
By PAUL CAMPBELL bus on a wave of hate that
There probably was a time has been swelling since Woody
in the distant past when the admitted that he was the stool
phrase "Big Two and Little pigeon in the recruiting scan-
Eight" was just a glimmer in dal. I
the mind of some clever Big But emotion may prove to be
Ten devotee. only a paper tiger, and the last
But it's been eight long sea- nail in the Spartans opening
sons (remember Indiana's Car- day coffin may have been
diac Kids in 1967?) since a l pounded in not by Hayes, but:
team other than Michigan or j by U.S. district judge Noel Fox
Ohio State has captured the of Grand Rapids. On Friday
conference crown and the ac- afternoon, Fox denied an injunc-
companying Rose Bowl bid. tion s-ght by five Spartans
A year ago, prognostica- who received suspensions
tors were bubbling with en- of v, 9 lengths.
thusiasm over the chances of That means that all-confer-
Michigan State and Wisconsin ence tight end Mike Cobb,
to upset the conference status quarterback Eddie Smith, de-
quo. When the Tartan turf fensive back Joe Hunt, and
clouds had settled on open- } defensive lineman Larry Beth-
ing day, however, the Spar- ea will not be available. MSU
tans and Badgers were lick- will rely on the strong legs
ing wounds inflicted by the of fullback Levi Jackson and
Ann Arbor-Columbus bullies. a fledgling passing game for
Things are relatively quiet on their upset hopes.
the pre - season propaganda
fronts this year, though, as the Woody Hayes promises his
Badgers travel to Ann Arbor and standard powerful running and
the Spartans head for Columbus. strong defense. The offense will
If dislike for one's opponent center around big, bad Pete
was a deciding factor in a foot- Johnson. The quarterback will
ball game, MSU's chances be Dallas freshman Ron Ger-
against the Buckeyes would be :ald, who is said to be even
improved considerably. For the faster than elusive CorneliusI
Spartans are riding to Colum- Greene.

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If any two teams could be:
considered legitimate contend-
ers this year, or at least dark
horses, they would be Minneso-
ta and Illinois. The Gophers
open their campaign against In-
diana while Illinois entertains:
Iowa.
"We must get by Indiana,"
is how Minnesota coach Cal
Stoll sees it. "If we can put
it together and stay error free,j
I believe we can get off on'
the right foot."
Much of the Gopher optimism
rests on the shoulders of quar-
terback Tony Dungy. He was
tops in the circuit last year,
and will be passing to familiar
targets Ron Kullas and Mike
Jones.
Indiana mentor Lee Corso ac-
knowledges the toughness of
his opponent. "It'll be'a tough
balanced game. We've been
stressing defense this year -
that's how you win in this
league."

If they can contain the run-
ning and passing of Butch Cad-,
well and the running of Dave
Schick, they should best the
lowly Hawkeyes, who have lit-
tle hope of improving on back-
to-back 3-8 records.

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Purdue and Northwestern
meet in the last of today's con-
tests. The Wildcats boast someI
fine players, most notably flank-j
er Scott Yelvington and half-
back Greg Boykin. The Boiler-
makers will be out to avenge
an opening defeat last year
which practically killed Pur- I
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Illinois as the Illini approach
their season with guarded ex-
citement. Even Bo Schembech-
ler has gone on record as say-
ing that Illinois may have the
best defense in the league.

Chris, Evonne in finals

FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (/P)
- Chris Evert, winning her
100th straight match on clay,}
and Evonne Goolagong, walk-!
ing the familiar tight rope, per-
servered through a 5-hour, 44-,
minute rain delay yesterday
and set up another summer re-
run for the women's tennis
championship in the U.S. Open.
The top-seeded Miss Evert!
Sstarted at 17 minutes before
noon and finished at 6:35 in
scoring a 6-3, 6-1 victory over
scrappy Mima Jausovec of Yu-
goslavia. They cooled their'
heels -after a heavy rainstorm
struck the West Side Tennis
Club courts with the score 5-2
for Evert in the opening set.
The 25-year-old Miss Goola-
gong, taking center stage un-

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der the lights after a half of
an original crowd of 15,428
had gone home, started slow-
ly but finished strong in beat-
ing Austrailian teammate, 20-

year-old Dianne Fromholtz,
7-6, 6-0.
These two young princesses
of tennis will meet for the 29th
time this afternoon following the
men's best-of-five set semifinals.

HELP WANTED
For the University of Michigan Gilbert & Sulli-
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Come to the MASS MEETING
Sunday, Sept. 12-8 P.M.
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