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Sunday, September 26, 1976
Welsh inconsistent...
... n game reactions
THOSE PRE-GAME calisthenics weren't the only exercises in-
volved in yesterday's Michigan massacre. More and more,
the entireafternoon unfolded into an exercise in contradiction.
Not that I need to dwell on the obvious contradictions - the
two night-and-day halves, Rick Leach's Jekyll-Hyde perform-
ance, the slew of upsets which left the Wolverines the nation's
undisputed top team.
The most problematic contradictions were those which oc-
curred behind the scenes, contradictions which seemed to bite
at the core of the athletics in general.
Before the game, the question which graced many lips
was, "Why the hell does Navy want to come in here and get
blown out?"
For much of this afternoon, I thought I could tell you the
answer. With my impressions bolstered by a discussion with
Cmdr. Jack Fellowes, Navy Football's Officer Representative,
I thought I could tell you how the brave Middies, swimming in
pride, practicality and perseverance, could come in and clench
their teeth in the face of great odds while building their charac-
ter and gaining valuable experience.
But my bubble burst almost as quickly as Navy's. Now, sit-
ting here amidst the bubble of my prior plans, I can do nothing
but convey my cognition that all is not right in Annapolis.
The Navy press guide characterizes coach George Welsh
as quiet and friendly. I can vouch for the quiet - after losing
that game, who wouldn't be? As for the friendly, well, after that
game .. .
Only a gamiie
But, hold on. The key word is GAME, and no one should
understand that better than Coach Welsh. Again from the
press guide, "One of Welsh's greatest attributes is his un-
derstanding of football as it is conducted within the atmos-
phere of the Naval Academy."
According to Fellowes, that atmosphere is "three-pronged,"
one in which football takes its proper place beside, or more
properly behind, military and academic demands.
Talking of how Navy's post-graduate commitment to service
interferes with the recruiting of good, pro-pointed prospects,
Fellowes said such athletes, "Can't understand the real-world
necessities beyond athletics."
Ditto Coach Welsh. A loss, no matter how drastic, doesn't
call for twenty-odd minutes of seclusion or for a team official
to inform the patient reporters, "Coach Welsh has undergone a
severe emotional shock. Why can't you leave him alone?"
While many others have shown far more courage and ma-
turity in far worse situations, I don't mean to sell Coach Welsh
short. Perhaps there were deeper reasons for his trauma.
Was it his frustration at trying to play the nation's myth-j
ical juggernaut with his limited collection of, as the Navy
people, stress, student-athletes?C
Fellowes stressed that Navy attempted to schedule the top
teams to both give their players experience and perhaps lure 1
some new recruits. But, as Welsh admitted, "I'm not unhappy
about ending the Michigan series . . . ;' no fun to go out there
outmanned every week?"I
Second half letdown
Was he perturbed at the ludicrous score? One one hand, he
chastizes Schembechler, saying, "I hate to see scores like that.
I would personally try not to do that, but everyone plays their
football different ways."
Yet, in the next breath, he proclaimed, "We quit . . . we
made it,. easy for them."
There, hopefully, may be the rub. I prefer to think that
Welsh, a former Navy great, was just insufferably upset that
what Fellowes called "the best young men the nation has to
offer" dogged their way to demolition on a dreary afternoon.r
And what would that say for Fellowes' football-militaryn
comparison, that gridiron leadership contributes to success asT
an officer? If this crop of Middies quit today, does this spell
future doom for the Navy?v
I doubt it. I prefer to think that these young men, regardless
of their character, reacted as human beings in a situation whereA
they were facing impossible odds.I
So, please, Coach Welsh, either accept these facts of lifes
or keep your men home to find their athletic outlet through yourc
extensive intramural program.Y
They've proven themselves enough by simply surviving in c
their Spartan surroundings. Don't make them attempt to further
flaunt their mettle against foes from a different world.


Pane Seven








By The Associated Press and overthrew Brown. How-
COLUMBUS - Substitute ever, Woods got his second
quarterback Pete Woods, a jun- chance on the Ohio State hold-
ior making his first college foot-,I ing penalty.
ball start, ran across the decid- Tom Skadany, the country's
ing two points with 10 seconds top punter the last two seasons,
to play Saturday, providing Mis- missed two field goal tries that
souri with a 22-21 upset of sec- would have averted an upset.
ond-ranked Ohio State. Skladany had a 53-yard attempt
. Voods, starting in place of partially blocked in the second
injured Steve Pisarkiewicz, fail- quarter and was wide to the
ed on his first try for the two
points when he overthrew ai Ya esM nc
pass. However, Ohio State was ankees Clinch
called for defensive holding and The New York Yankees
Woods made good on his sec- clinched the A m e r i c a n
ond try. League East title, yesterday,
Woods, facing a third-and- thanks to the combination of
goal at the two, lofted a per- their win over Detroit, 10-6,
feet lead pass to Leo Lewis and Baltimore's loss to Bos-
in the corner of the end zone ton, 1-0. This is the first title
for the third touchdown with for the Bronx Bombers since
12 seconds to play. 1964.
Missouri's dramatic rally
overshadowed a three-touch-r
down performance by Pete right from 31 yards with nine 1
Johnson, Ohio State's 239-pound seconds to go in the third per-
fullback. Johnson's touchdowns od.

Iowa still had to repel an-
other Penn State try before
earning its second victory in
three games. Penn Stateline-
backer Ron Hostetler recov-
ered a fumble by Penn at
the Iowa 25 with 2:09 left.
Penn State gained just one
yard on two plays and then got
a big break when Iowa defen-
sive back Chuck Danzy was
guilty of pass interference, giv-
ing the Lions a first down at
the Iowa 18-yard line. Rich Mi-
lot gained 12 for a first down
at the seven.
However with 47 seconds left
on the clock, freshman Herb
Menhardt was wide with a 25-
yard field goal attempt.
Spartans Draw

19th-ranked Trojans to their
second victory in three games.
* * *
Gophers edge in
gy and Jim Perkins scored
touchdowns in the final 76 sec-
onds Saturday to lift Minnesota
Ito a 21-10 nonconference foot-
ball victory over upset-minded
Western Michigan.
Dungy raced untouched eight
yards around his own left side
with 1:16 left in the game to
climax a 70-yard scoring drive,
boosting the Gophers into a
14-10 lead.
Perkins scored on a one-
yard run -with only 11 seconds
left in the game following an
interception by George Ad-

RALEIGH, N.C. - Quarter-
back Ed Smith threw three I Western Michigan, now 2-1,
touchdown passes as Michigan had taken a 10-7 lead with only
State battled from behind fon I 4 24d lpf intafaan 2

AP Photo
MILD MANNERED Woody Hayes loses his temper and
charges the official during yesterday's action using his in-
famous chicken walk. The Ohio State mentor exemplifies the
frustration that hovered over the campus after the Buckeyes
were upset by Missouri, 22-21.
Blue cei

(Continued from Page 1)
start playing like we could, and
we started to."
MICHIGAN piled up 551 yards
on offense, 342 on the ground
and 209 passing. No one dom-
inated the attack, as tailbacks,
Harlan Huckleby and Lawrence
Reid led with 79 yards rushing
apiece. Fullbacks Rob Lytle and
Kevin King each rushed for 52
Huckleby left the game near,
the end of the first half with
a slight shoulder separation, but
MICHIGAN 70, Navy 14
Missouri 22, Ohio State 21
USC 31, Purdue 13
Iinnesota 21, Western Mich.10
Baylor 34, Illinois 19
MSU 31, N.C. State 31
Notre Dame 48, Northwestern 0
Indiana 20, Washington 13
Iowa 7, Penn State 6
Wisconsin 35, Washington St. 26
Georgia 20, S. Carolina 12
Colorado 33, Miami Fla. 3
Auburn 38, Tennessee 28
Duke 21, Virginia 6
Rutgers 17, Princeton 0
Stanford 28, San Jose St. 23
Citadel 17, Furman 16
Hlouston 21, Texas A & M 10
Pittsburgh 21, Temple 7
Oklahoma 24, Florida St. 9
Nebraska 64, TCU 10
Maryland 42, Syracuse 28
Tulsa 9, Arkansas 3

is expected back by next week's
game with Wake Forest. Full-
back Russell Davis missed yes-
terday's game with a pulled
leg muscle.
But those injuries, plus a flu-
slowed Lytle, weren't enough to
stop the Wolverines who are
averaging 53.7 points a game.
Here's how the second-half
strge went:
* Two sacks put the Middies
back on their own nine, and
their punt was returned 16
yards to the Navy 32. Eight
Alabama 42, Vanderbilt 14
North Carolina 34, Army 32
Kentucky 14, W. Virginia 10
Central Mich. 22, Marshall 7
Yale 21, Connecticut 10
Iowa state 47. Kent State 7
Colgate 25, Cornell 20
S. Illinois 21, W. Texas St. 17
Colorado St. 24, Wichita St. 3
San Diego St. 27, Bowling Green 15
E. Carolina 20, William & Mary 19
Brown 3, Rhode Island 0
Wake Forest 13, Kansas St. 0
Bucknell 16, Davidson 0
Harvard 24, Massachusetts 13
Delaware 59, N. Dakota 17
N. Michigan 44, Minn. Duluth 0
Florida 34. Mississippi St. 30
Columbia 38, Lafayette 31
Clemson 24, Georgia Tech 24
Richmond 43, VMI 0
Cincinnati 17, Miami O. 0
Dartmouth 24, New Hampshire 13
Wvoming 20, Utah State 3
Louisville 37, Drake 24
LSU 31, Rice 0
Mississippi 28, S. Mississippi 0
Boston College 27, Tulane 3
Ball State 27, Toledo 14
C. W. Post 6. Slippery Rock 3
American League
New York 10, Detroit 6
Minnesota 6. California 0
Boston 1, Baltimore 0
Cleveland 3. Milwaukee 1
Texas 1, Kansas City 0
Oakland 7. Chicago 4
National League
New York 5, Chicago 2
Philadelphia 6, Montreal 5
St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 0
Cincinnati 4, Los Angeles 3
San Francisco 10, Houston 0
Atlanta 11, San Diego 8

al cmefrm woyads OIU ULIC ivia unnuiur 1 :1 iei tinthe game on a m8-
Tailba e ur t Browyars.200 Lions licked times to tie North Carolina yard field goal by Dave Gibson.
Tailbck Crt Bowna 200 j Lons icke State 31-31 Saturday night in an * *
pound senior, set up the closing STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -' intersectional college football
score with a 31-yard run to the Freshman tailback Tom Renn gate tA tls
Ohio State nine-yard line. Two smashed two yards for a first- game. Arct last!
plays later Woods found Lewis period touchdown, and Nick Smith fired touchdown passes SEATTLE - Ric Enis' one-
in the left corner of the 'endQuartaro kicked the winningti yard touchdown run, his second
zone. He led his split end per- son. The first came in the thirdof the day, with 8:59 left in
fectly, lofting the ball over the rankedienn State 7-6 Saturday quarter anddthe second in the the game lifted Indiana to a
rakdPnnSae76 audyfourth gperiodfand enabled the
outstretched arms of Ohio State in college football game. r ia e et 20-13 nonconference college foot-
cornerback Joe Allegro. Lewis Penn State, held scoreless for SIartans to tie the score at 's ball victory over Washington
juggled the ball as he left the three periods, finally scored owith 2toleftuchdown pass wamith's a Saturday, snapping a 20-game
end zone, but an official sig- with 9:01 left in the game on Hoosier losing streak.
naled -it was a touchdown. a one-yard dive by freshman threeyarder to Eugene Byrd r lsin streak.
mday through the final quar-, The Huskies, now 1-2, failed
On the first try for the de- Matt Suhey. But the Nittany ter y on a drive in the final two
cisive two extra points, Woods Lions went for the two-point * * * minutes. They had a first and
was pressured by Buckeye de- conversion, and a pass fell in- 10 at the Indiana 16 with 1:27
fensive end Bob Brudzinski complete. Bell tolls left. But two running plays gain-
WEST LAFAYETTE - South- ed only two yards and Indiana
e" California tailback Ricky took over at thes14 after two
Bell, held to just 89 yardsI incomplete passes.
against Purdue last year, rush-:
ed for 177 yards and one touch-
down yesterday, and quarter- Illini upended
s168 yards and another score to CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Baylor
lead the Trojans to a 31-13 col- tailback Cleveland Franklin
plays later, Leach danced in put some zip on it, though. They lege football victory. staged a frenzied one-man foot-.
from six yards out and it was were obsessed with stopping the ball exhibition Saturday, scor-
28-14. run, and that leaves you wide Bell, a 218-pound senior who ing all four Bear touchdowns
0 On Navy's third play after open against the pass." led the nation in rushing a and humiliating 14th ranked Illi-
the kickoff, Michigan's Dom Te- , year ago, topped last year's nois, 34-19, in a regionally-tele-
desco rushed quarterback John Leach, who has the addition- output against the Boilermak- vised, non-conference contest.
Kurowski, who threw a pass al pressure of substantial na-s ers in the first half alone, It was a bizarre turn of
straight to O'Neal at the 29. tional exposure with pictures of although the score was tied events for the Illini, who did
He sprinted untouched into the him on the covers of The Sport- at 7-7. the same thing the previous
end zone to make it 35-14. ing News and Sports Illustra- Three second-half touchdowns Saturday to 6th ranked Mis-
* Another strong defensive ted, felt he had something to by Southern Cal carried the so'iri, in a 31-6 upset.
effort gave Michigan the ball Sn nteRsre
on its own 42, where Leach un- prove. Send in the Reserves
loaded another bomb to Smith, "I WAS COMING back ready MICH NAVY ILytle 2 12 11
who was caught at the 12. Two to go this week," said Leach. First Downs 29 9 Harding 1 16 16
Leach keepers and Michigan "I wanted to show Rushing (att/yds) 57-342 50-75 White 1 14 14
was up, 42-14.wat tohw people that Pasing NAVY
I can throw. Jim Smith is the (att/con/yds) 14-10-209 10-5-42 King 2 15 13
too: ecanthrw.iimigit istkeTotal 551 117 Gattuso 1 13 13
over the ball at midfield, and best receiver in the country. Punting (no/avg) 2-36.5 8-37 Sullivan 1 8 a
once again a Leach-to-Smith He's gonna get open, make good Interceptions 1 0 Scott 1 6 6
-s 5 yards this time)setj Fumbles (no/lost) 1-1 2-0 SCORING PLAYS
pass (4y ye) s catches, and run when he gets Yards Penalized 3-45 5-39 M N
up the TD. A five-yard pass it" 'RUSHING Navy - Kurowski, 20 yd
to Gene Johnson made it 49-14.1 MICHIGAN run (Tata kick) 0 7
* The next drive, engineered Defensively, Michigan had sev- Huckeby a ys avg MIC Lytle 3 yd run
by substitute quarterback Stacy: eral fine plays, including two Reid 7 79 11.31 MICH - safety Ohanian
Johnson, took eight plays to cov- safeties seven tackles for loss- K. King 9 52 5.9 tackled by Greer in end
Ss Lytle 10 52 5.2 zone 9 7
er 55 yards. It was ighlighted es, O'Neal's interception and a Andrews 4 28 7.0 MICH - Wood 51 yd field
by a sharp, 16-yard pass by Leach 9 24 2.7 goal 12 1
Johnson and a scrambling, 21- blocked punt. Richardson 1 13 13.0 Navy - Klawinski 1 yd
yard ain by Reid. Johnson m s. Johnson 3 13 4.3 run (Tata kick) 12 14
SThe two safeties came the J. Smith 3 2 0.7 MICH - safety Jones
scored from four yards out and L. Miller 13 32 2.5 punt blocked out of end
Michigan led, 56-14. see-saw first half, i which Navy NAVY zone by Meter 14 14
O Reid and Johnson sp took the lead twice before fi- Kurowski 16 24 1.5 MICH - J. Smith 31 yard
pa-Chafin 8 1 . pass from Leach (Wood
headed one more touchdown nally succumbing. Milo 6 10 1.7 kick) 21 14
drive, with King going the last Klawinski 3 4 1.3 MICH - Leach 6 yd run
13 yards. The last drive of.the THE MIDDIES surprised ev- Lesczynski 3 -5 -1.7 (Wood kick) 28 14
13afroon ereastdr71vyard intheryone by scoring first after Team 1 -7 -.7 MICH - O'Neal 29 yd in-
afternoon covered 71 yards in .PASSING tercepted pass (Wood
eight plays, Reid scoring the Huckleby fumbled away a bad MICHIGAN kick) 35 14
touchdown. pitch from Leach at mid-field. att com int yds MICH - Leach 7 yd run
IwLeach 12 8 0 1791 (wood kick) 42 14
IN A DAY that was full of Navy took nine plays to go 49 s. Johnson 2 2 0 30 MICH - G. Johnson 5 yd
highlights for Michigan fansI NAVY pass from Leach (Wood
Leach's passing stood out the yards, Kurowski capping the Kurowski 8 3 1 27 kick) 49 14
eacst ThesFin toodtyth edrive by scampering 20 unmo- Leszczysnki 2 2 0 15 MICH - S. Johnson 4 yd
mtRECEIVING run (Wood kick) 56 14
off day last week against Stan- lested yards into the end zone MICHIGAN MICH - K. King 13 yd
ford, but came back yesterday at 9:10 of the first quarter. no yds long run (Wood kick) 63 14
to burn the Middies for 179 J. Smith 4 147 45 MICH - Reid 2 yd run
Michigan retaliated eight min- G. Johnson 2 20 15'(Wood kick) 70 14

Bo' seeking improvement
from No. 1 ranked Wolverines

Having already displayed their "fast start
with slow finish" game, and their "fast start
with fast finish" style, the versatile Michigan
Wolverines yesterday displayed their "slow start
with fast finish" form."
Michigan coach Bo Schembechler was justifi-
ably upset. After all, the only form left is the
old "slow start with slow finish."
Goodness knows the timing couldn't be worse,
with Wake Forest coming to town next week.
"WE'RE NOT EVEN a good team yet," said
Schembechler. "We should have gone out and
only given up one first down in the first half
instead of the second. I wasn't so sure we were
going to win this game at halftime."
Yes, with Bo muttering and complaining
about his team's weaknesses and deficiencies
following a 70-14 victory, it looked like the
sportswriting fraternity was going to be able
to tee off on Bo about his conservatism and his
unwillingness to admit what a powerhouse he
Then one additional member of the
f r a t e r n i t y entered the press room. "You
know Bo," he said, "your friend down in
Columbus got beat today . . . 22-21, a late touch-
"That's impossible," said a startled Schem-
bechler. "Really?"
Really. And then more than a few writers
were willing to admit that Bo might have some-
thing. If Woody could lose, then . .

be the highest scoring unit in the nation this
These Wolverines have amassed 40, 51 and now
70 points in their first three games. That's 53
per. With Wake Forest to come it should go
higher. That is moving the football.
Last week Schembechler said, "I don't care
how we get them, if our offense gets 400 yards
we're doing fine." In that game the Blue
amassed 546 yards, 531 of which were on the
YESTERDAY the Wolverines picked up a
neat 551 yards. But this time 209 of them came
from the skies. Quarterback Rick Leach was
eight of 12, leaving him 16-28 for 299 yards and
four touchdowns on the season. That's 57.1 per
cent, quite an improvement over last year's 32
per cent.
Leachis not doing it on his own. Jim Smith
continues to play wingback like he invented the
position. Yesterday he pulled in four passes for
147 yards.
Running backs? Navy coach George Welsh
said earlier in he week that Michigan had the
best backfield he had ever seen. While Welsh
may have been preparing excuses, Harlan
Huckleby has popped for eight yards a crack
in amassing his 367 yards (79 yesterday before
a slight shoulder separation sent him to the
sidelines), Rob Lytle is running for 5.3 a shot
and Russell Davis brings up the rear rather
quickly at 13.3 a try.
Offensive line? All veteran and "the best in
the country," according to Leach. They must be
pretty good. The Wolverines are averaging 517
yards a game.

yards on 8ou-11 passes. 5n I
caught four of them for 147
"I think he threw well most
of the time," said Schembech-
ler. "I was disappointed a cou-
ple of times when he lobbed it
out there when he should have

utes later by marching 63 yards
in nine plays with Lytle plung-
ing three yards for the score.
That was the last normal oc-
curance in the half for Michi-


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