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Sunday, October 3, 1976


Page Seven






by Rich Leruernartan


Band day a yawner .. .
. ..Except for the bands
DON CANHAM hosted the world's largest sleep-in yesterday, as'
over 85,000 persons paid to watch the Michigan Wolverines
yawn to victory over Wake Forest at Michigan Stadium.

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Only a half-time show which featured Benny Goodman
13,000 high school musicians, marchers and twirlers plus
prospect of an errant Rick Leach pass landing in one's
kept the spectators from lapsing into coma.


The fans weren't the only ones having trouble staying awake.
"I'm on the phone to the coaches upstairs," explained
the injured Dwight Hicks about his method of keeping alert.
"That and I try to stay in the game as much as I can."
"Never a dull moment," joked fullback Russell Davis, who sat
out yesterday's game with a thigh injury.
"I thought the game interferred with the half-time show,"
said Wake Forest coach Chuck Mills. However, the Demon
Deacon coach didn't get a chance to see the more than 150
bands on the field simultaneously. "We had a television in the
locker room betwen halves, so we watched Ohio State and UCLA.
Mismatch from the start
Mills felt the game was a mismatch from the start. "Scoring a
lot of points must be gratifying for the id, but the lust for pointsj
is insatiable," said Mills.
"I'm not disappointed," he said. "I think we contributed
to the margin of victory, but the outcome would have been
the same whether we allowed the punt returns (Jim Smith
returned two Deacon punts to set up a first-half touchdown
and a field goal) or not.
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By The Associated Press
Tom Skladany kicked a 25-yard field
goal in the fourth quarter yesterday to
give eighth-ranked Ohio State a 10-10
nationally - televised football tie with
fourth-rated UCLA.
In the closing minutes, both sides ap-
parently played for a tie, running the ball
instead of going to the air.
THE BUCKEYES, now 2-1-1, drew a
chorus of boos when they ran seven suc-
cessive running plays and punted the ball
instead of tryinga long-range field goal
in the last minute.
Skladany punted to the Bruins' seven-
yard line and UCLA, 3-0-1, ran out the
clock with three rushing plays.
The Buckeyes, beaten by UCLA 23-10 in
the Rose Bowl, struck for a 7-0 lead on
fullback Pete Johnson's four-yard run mid-
way in the second quarter.
Frank Corral booted a 47-yard field goal
to cut the deficit to 7-3 midway through
the third quarter and took a 10-7 lead on
quarterback Jeff Dankworth's one-yard
sneak with more than 13 minutes to go.
OHIO STATE took the ensuing kickoff
and drove 13 plays to the Bruins' seven
to set up Skladany's tying three-pointer.
Elsewhere, Notre Dame scored three
times quickly yesterday and its tough
defense held Michigan State to two field
goals as the 18th-ranked Irish defeated
MSU, 24-6.
Notre Dame shredded the Spartan de-
fense in the first half, with Dave Reeve
hitting a field goal and halfback Al Hunter
diving for a touchdown to give the Irish
a 10-0 lead after their first two posses-

S bow
In the second half, the. Spartan defense
stiffened, holding the Irish scoreless until
the last moments of the contest.
While MSU kept the pressure on Notre
Dame and repeatedly threatened to score,
the Spartans failed to convert two re-
covered fumbles and an interception into
In other action, the Texas A&M Aggies,
with a defensive line like a stone wall,
but an offense with butter fingers, stopped
Illinois, 14-7, yesterday in an intersec-
tional college football game.
ILLINOIS threatened to score twice in
the second half, driving all the way to the
6 before being stopped cold on four
straight plays in the third period.
With four minutes remaining, Illinois
quarterback Kurt Steger tossed a 42-yard
pass to tailback James Coleman, who
carried to the Aggie 20-yard line.
But A&M's big defensive end, Robert
Jackson, charged in to sack Steger twice
for a loss of 22 yards.
In Washington, fullback Robin Earl
rushed for 112 yards and two touchdowns
and tailback Ronnie Rowland ran for 155
yards and one score to lead the Huskies
to a 38-7 non-conference college football
victory over previously unbeaten Minne-
sota yesterday.
THE HUSKIES, 2-2, scored the first
three times they had the ball for a 21-0
lead early in the second period.
Minnesota, now 3-1, scored its only
touchdown with 1:27 left in the first half
on Jim Perkins' two-yard run.
Arizona quarterback Jim Krohn hurled
three touchdown passes, all in the second
quarter, and the Huskies rolled over



Northwestern 27-15 yesterday in an inter-
sectional football game.
Northwestern suffered its fourth defeat,
a school record 10th straight over a two-
season span.
In Bloomington, quarterback Johnny
Evans curled a 70-yard pass to Elijah
Marshall that set up his own go-ahead
touchdown in the fourth quarter yester-
day as North CarolinarStaterallied to a
24-21 college football victory over Indiana.
The Hoosiers, now 1-3, led 21-17 going
into the final period, but North Carolina
State took just six plays on its first pos-
session of the final period to seal the
Hoosiers' fate.
Elsewhere, Kansas quarterback Nolan
Cromwell surprised Wisconsin with three
long pass completions plus a 64-yard
touchdown run yesterday as the Jayhawks
beat Wisconsin 34-24.
Laverne Smith's 74 yard romp on the
first Kansas play from scrimmage in the
second half put the Jayhawks in charge.
The Badgers crept to within 11 points on
the last play of the first half, scoring on
a disputed touchdown pass.
At West Lafayette, running back Scott
Dierking and John Skibinski made a sham-
bles of Miami of Ohio's defense yester-
day as Purdue ground out a 42-20 non-
conference football victory over the win-
less Redskins.
Dierking, a senior tailback, raced for
211 yards and scored three touchdowns
and Skibinski rushed for 121 yards andj
scored another as the on-again, off-again
Boilermaker offense recorded its highest
point total in five years.I

"I don't think we were overrun Eby the awesome power __
Coach Yost's team," Mills said semi-seriously. "The only way
we could have really changed things was to have hit their SECOND SHUTOUT OF YEAR:
rlnmitrv it n hn h h iai h bfnre

Doily Photo by SCOTT ECCKER
ERRANT Rick Leach pass sails over the outstretched
of wingback Jim Smith. Leach completed only three of 14
es in Michigan's 31-0 victory over Wake Forest.

dormitory wth a naoomt me nigh eo ie.
"At best we're an adequate football team. They are super
athletes that are extremely well coached," Mills said.
Strategically, Mills floated a linebacker to key on Harlan
Huckleby on the option, forcing a change in the Michigan offense.
In retaliation, Leach chose to keep the ball himself more
than usual and the Wolverines turned to an inside rushing
game. Only five of Huckleby's 15 carries came on the option
With the inside game opened up, Mi higan reincarnated the
meatgrinder attack, refining it from th yards and a cloud of
dust to eight yards and polite applause.
Lytle romps
With the Deacons effectively bottling up the outside game and
Leach having a dismal passing day, fullback Rob Lytle's 131
yards (110 on the ground and 21 on two pass receptions) accounted
for over a third of the Wolverines' total offense. Leach put the
ball in the air 14 times, completing three to each team.
"That's how we keep the score down, by going to our passing
attack," said Bo Schembechler.
Leach had his fourth consecutive strong running game, keep-
ing 13 times for 52 yards. However, the soyhomore southyaw has
yet to put two good passing performances back-to-back.
The Michigan special teams remained outstanding. In
four games the Wolverine punt return unit has blocked two
opponent punts and run back 15 others for 215 yards. In con-
trast, the Wolverine opponents have only returned two punts
in the four games, for a total of 14 yards.
Thus far, Bob Wood and John Anderson have kicked off 35
times and only once has the ball been returned past the 25'


de ense


(Continued from Page 1) overly pleased with his offense,!
gle with the Deacons. which fell 28 yards short of his
But that "other" defensive perennial 400 - yard - per - game
squad-the punt return unit-a goal, he also appeared some-1
provided the 103,241 fans with 1 what satisfied with the less-
most of their excitement. than-awesome score.
Ever-dangerous Jim S m i t h i "I'm glad it's over," Schem-
threatened to break two of his bechler said. "There's no way I
returns. Later, freshman Mi- we can keep up the same stats1
chael Harden, after convincing we have been getting. You can'tj
classmate Mike Jolly he should keep getting 50 points and 5001
take the ball, scooted 40 yards yards like that in modern foot-
back to the Deacons' line of ball."
scrimmage in the closing sec- Indee', the Wolverine at-
onds of Michigan's 1976 non- tack seemed almost prehis-1
conference schedule. toric. Quarterback Rick Leach
Schembechler seemed re- appeared determined to quell
lieved to finish his non-league rumors of his aerial improve-
slate, saying, "We're into the ment by consistently over-
Big Ten now-we have to get throwing his receivers en
ready for Michigan State." route to a 3-13, 32-yard day
W h i l e Schembechler wasn't which included three intercep-

On the ground, Leach and sub-
stitute Stacy Johnson executed
the recently renowned option
pitch a mere six times in 73
One of those pitches startedj
Michigan's most successful of-
fensive maneuver of the after-
noon. Lytle took Leach's toss,'
spun off a Deacon defender and
scampered 25 yards for the Wol-
verines' final score.
"Their defense forced a dou-
ble trail (Huckleby and Lytle)
so we went with it," Schembech-
ler said of the fullback pitch.
"That worked well for us
against Ohio State last year,"
Lytle added, explaining that a
defensive line switch opened up
the opportunity.

Lytle and mates weren't ex- yards, saved the drive with a After Derek Howard downed
pecting too many such oppor- clutch third-down reception and a John Anderson punt on Wake
tunities this week, in contrast ended up bulling the ball in Forest's one yard line, the Dea-
to the constant chatter one from two yards away. cons kicked out of a hole to give
heard about yet another rout. A brief Wake Forest series Michigan great field position on
"We weren't looking ahead (to later, Smith put on his punt , the 27. Huckleby sprinted the
Michigan State next week)," return show again with a 41- final 13 yards for his share of
Lytle said. "We knew what this yarder to set up Bob Wood's the scoring.
toam was and what they could 23-yard field goal. The shutout should further en-
do." On Michigan's next posses- trench Michigan in the top spot
The Demon Deacons looked sion, Wake Forest effected its of both national olls an assess-
like they would do more than deepest penetration of the after-
men Wae Fres cochChuck
roll over and play possum from noon when linebacker Ken Car- Mills readily agrees with.
the start, driving from their 20 ter stole Leach's pass.
to midfield until stalling. But Bolden countered with his "Michigan is the NumberOne
A f t e r Michigan's unusually own interception to virtually de- team in the nation, but I think
brief initial possession (three flate the Demon Deacons as the some teams in the ACC (Atlan-
plays and a punt), Wake Forest multitude of bandspeople pre- tic Coast Conference) and SEC
picked up where it left off, pared to take the field. (SoutheasternConference) can
grinding out ground yardage to The Wolverines came on in give them a run for their
the Michigan 28. the second half with two more money," Mills said. "Financial-
But the resemblance to last pollster-impressing touchdowns. E ly, it has to be done.





Blue ha
Michigan's number one crossi
country runner, Greg Meyer,
emerged victorious in the
Three-Mile Postal held at Ferry
Field yesterday.
In this postal race, Michigan



yard line,-will send in the times of its
ytop seven runners, and these:
With Smith averaging better than 18 yards a punt return, times will be ranked along withF
the results of 10-15 otherr
if the Michigan defense forces Michigan State into a punting schools. The team that has the
game next Saturday, it should keep the fans awake. lowest total time is the winner.!
EMU dumps volleyball team
The Michigan varsity volley-; normally ride the bench into Ramirez, Bill Neff, and Dean
ball team dropped its match first line duty. Sher kept the pressure on the.
with Eastern Michigan yester- "Anytime that you start three Indiana-Purdue goalie through-a
day morning in straight sets, freshpersons and three sopho- out the entire game.
15-11 and 17-15. mores you have to expect some Ramirez had the best chance
The women started strongly mistakes." But the coach added to put Michigan up 2-0 when
in the first game, building a with a twinkle in his eye, "I'm he fired a shot just wide to the
10-2 lead, but lost their com- tickled to death to have them left after the Mastadon goalie
posure as EMU served to come for the next three to four had been drawn out of the goal
back, 10-9. years." to stop a break away by Sut-'
The spikers mustered only -BRIAN MARTIN ton.
one more point and EMU pre- "Our halfbacks played together
vailed in the error-plagued Soccer success well with forwards and the,
first game. The Michigan soccer club re- halfbacks controlled midfield
The second game provided corded its first victory of the by trapping the ball and by
the most excitement of the season last night at Ferry Field heading the ball," said co-cap-
morning. The Wolverines fell with a 1-0 win over Indiana- tam Olson. "I was pleased with
behind 14-7, but valiantly clung Purdue Mastadons. our aggressive team play," he
on. Several diving plays saved Michigan had numerous scor-a
the Blue from heading to the ing chances, but failed to capi- Ilayer coachZack said,
showers early. talize on any until 30 minutes "This is the best we have
Michigan broke to the lead into the second half. John Scha- played as a team and I also
for the first time, 15-14, but a fer scored the lone goal on a' ,tho, ht the forwards did a
strong EMU spike reversed the diving headball from ten yards good job crossing the ball."
serve. Serves traded until EMU out. John Bimmes assisted on The victory improved Mich-
put together the winning com- the goal. iean's record to one win and
bination, 17-15. Goalie Richard Mathews, two losses. They were shutout
Coach Sandy Vong had mixed starting his first game of the by Kalamazoo 2-0 in their first
impressions of the contest. year, combined with Jeff Bou- 'arne and were also shutout in
"I am pleased with the way din to shutout Indiana-Purdue. +heir second, 1-0 by Notre
that we came back in the second Fullbacks Ian Cath, Bob Zack, me,
game (but) displeased at blow- and Mike Moritz all played out. The team's next game will be
.- n1t-.a- - - 0--- -; i s o w hinown with Wis-

.rriers tune up
Meyer posted a time of 13: like this. Everybody is thinking
49.7 to head the list of top ahead to the Notre Dame Inva-
finishers for both heats. Soph- tational and not on the race.
omore Steve Elliott was clock- "I'm happy with the times
ed in 14:02 to take second, this afternoon. We have a good
followed by Bruce McFee in chance to take the Notre Dame
14:05.1, Jon Cross 14:06.8,/ meet. Wisconsin thinks they're
Doug Sweazey 14:06.8 and going to win this year after
Dan Heikkinen in 14:09. such a good recruiting season
All-American Bill Donakowski last year. But all our guys are
dropped out early in his heat y o u n g, experienced and ta-i
due to breathing difficulties. but lented."
should be ready for the Notre Looking ahead to the Big Ten
Dame Invitational. Championships later on this
Another top man, Jack Sin- season, Warhurst remains opti-
clair was absent as well, but i mistic about his team's chances
should be ready to compete at ' of repeating as champions.
Notre Dame. "Wisconsin should be the
Coach Ron Warhurst ran his ' team to beat there, too. But,
top starters in the early heat. we're a helluva lot better this
The second heat presented little year as well. After all we're
competition as the remaining: not going to Chicago to take
harriers took on runners from second place," Warhurst
the Ann Arbor Track Club. All stated confidently.
the ton finishers were taken , This is the third consecutive
from the first race. week that Meyer has been im-
Meyer. exnlained, "It's hard pressive.
to get excited for these kind He began the season by win-
of meets. But this race is ning the Eastern Michigan Uni-
good experience as preoara- versity Open, cruising through
tion for this week's Notre the five mile course in 24.31.6.
Dame meet. While I was run- The following week, Meyer
ning out there today I work- turned in one of the best races
ed through the entire race as of his life, running 19:57 and
practice." nlucine second to Britisher Nick
Warhurst agrees with Meyer Rose at the 4.3 mile Springbank
that, "It's tough to run in races Tnternational road races.

week s rugged opening against
Navy quickly disappeared when
the ball squirted out of a pileup
and an al e r t Jerry Zuver
pounced on it at the Wolverine
Two option tosses to tail-
back Harlan Huckleby and
eight other plays later, Leach
kept the ball off left tackle
for Michigan's first score.
The Michigan defense wasj
forced to stop the Deacons twiceI
on their next series as the Wol-I
verines' lone penalty of the day,
for roughing the punter, gave
Wake Forest a second chance.
But Michigan stayed clear on
the next kick and Smith nearly
steered clear of all defenders
on his first long punt return, a
39-yarder to Wake Forest's 45,
as the first quarter ended.
Lytle, Huckleby and Leach
then took turns pounding away
at the Deacon defense. Lytle,
Michigan's top rusher with 110

Asleep for the Wake

First downs 17
Rushing (att/yds) 59/340
(att/com/yds) 14-3-32
Total yards 372
Punting (no/avg) 5-38.2
Interceptions 2
Fumbles (no/lost) 3-2
Yards penalized 15


att yds
Lytle 14 110
Huckleby 15 89
Leach 13 52
S. Johnson 4 31
K. King 4 14
Reid 2 11
J. Smith 2 9
Richardson 1 9
Clayton 2 8
M. Davis 2 7
at yds
Zeglinski 10 19
Ervin5 19
Cregar 6 14
McDouglad 10 13
Rolark 4 a
Osborne 1 1
Mach 1 2



1 43/58

Ventresca I I
Hely 5 16
att com int
Leach 14 3 3
att com int
McGlaaniry 26 10 2
McManus 2 0 0
no yds
Lytle 2 21
J. Smith 1 11
no yds
Young 5 50
Zeglinski 3 9
Miliner 2 33



MICH-Leach, 2 yd. run
(Wood kick)
MICI-Lytie, 9 yd. run
(Wood kick)
23 yd. field goal
MICH-Huckleby, 13 yd. run
(Wood kick)
MICH-Lytle, 25 yd. run
(Wood kick)



24 0
31 0

Back to work for Michigan:
Conference schedule resumes

Bo Schembechler walked into the
room, sat down and asked, "What's
from East Lansing?"

the score

MICHIGAN 31, Wake Forest 0
Ohio State 19, UCLA 10
Arizona 27, Northwestern 15
Texas A&M 14, Illinois 7
N. Carolina. St. 24. Indiana 21
Kansas 34, Wisconsin 24
Notre Dame 24, Michigan State 6
Purdue 42. Miami, Ohio 20
Washington 38. Minnesota 7
Georgia 21, Alabama 0
Auburn 10, Mississippi 0
Missouri 24, N. Carolina 3
Florida 28. LSU 23
Syracuse 21, Oregon St. 3
Kent St. 24, Air Force 19
New Mexico 33. Colorado St. 20

Arkansas 46, TCU 14
Ohio U. 34, Toledo 8
Boston Col. 17, Navy 13
Darmouth 45, Holy Cross 7
Dartmouth 4, H5oly Cross 7
Bowling Green 31, W. Michigan 28
Tennessee 21, Clemson 19
Tulane 24, Vanderbilt 13
Oklahoma 24. Iowa State 10
Maryland 20, Villanova 9
West virginia 9, Richmond 6
Colorado 45, Drake 24
Wyoming 13, Arizona St. 10
N. Michigan 28, E. Michigan 6

No jokes about the game his team just
played, no idle banter with the reporters-he
wanted to know how his next opponent, Mich-
igan State, did against Notre Dame.
THAT PRETTY well sums up the attitude of
the Michigan team yesterday. Michigan dis-
posed of Wake Forest with the perfunctory air
of someone who knows there are more impor-
tant things to worry about.
And now that those bothersome non-confer-
ence games are out of the way, the Wolverines'
real season can start.
"We're into the Big Ten season now," Schem-
bechler said. "That's the name of the game."
FACT IS, coaches and players differentiate
between conference and non-conference games
to a much greater degree than most fans do.
The Wolverines are more worried about a Big
Ten championship than any non-conference

of-league games are good for publicity, be-
cause you play teams from all parts of the
country, but the Big Ten is what really counts.
You can't be down for those games. We're
gonna be jacked up."
As it turned out, the Wake Forest game was
good for more than just publicity. Many Mich-
igan fans spent the week feeling sorry for
the poor visitors and complaining about the
Wolverines' easy schedule. But Wake Forest
was no pushover, really.
"They were tough," said Downing, who plays
in the toughest, most violent sector of the field.
"We didn't expect to blow them out and run up
the score. We were prepared for a good game-
we just wanted to get three or four yards a
crack, and eat up the clock.
"I WAS lying in bed this morning, listening
to the radio, and the guy said Michigan had
a 'breather' against Wake Forest. That shows
how foolish people outside of football can be.
Everybody said Wake Forest was a losing
team, but they're solid-they're going to win a
lot of games."
"They played good defense," agreed Schem-

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