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By DON MacLACHLAN cats should be a good foot- occasions but failed to score, game, but only 128 yards via
The Northwestern Wildcats ball team. Apparently, the and the Wildcats lost, 7-0. the pass.
have not had a winning season pieces are far from fitting After the first quarter, the Offensively, the lone bright'
since 1971, and unfortunately it the puzzle. Northwestern defense only gave spot is the passing combination
doesn't appear they will be win- The Wildcats opened their up six first downs, but the of- of Randy Dean and Scott Yel-
ners in 1976. season by falling to Purdue, 31- fense was non-existent. Through vington. Dean, the signal caller,
Since coming to Northwestern 19. The offense had its best the air Northwestern gained only has completed 44 per cent of1
in 1973 from Indiana, Coach outing of the season netting 383 three yards. his passes for 618 yards and four
John Pont has recorded a 10-28 total yards, but the defense gave The rushing attack was ham- touchdowns. The senior, who
ledger. Pont's best year was up 310 yards rushing to the pered by the loss of star tail- ranks third in total offense in
1973 when the Wildcats were 4-7. Boilermakers. back Greg Boykin, the Wildcats the conference, also doubles as
Pont felt earlier inthe cam- Northwestern was shutout in leading career ground gainer the Wildcats punter. However,
paign that if some pieces their second stint bowing to with 2465 yards, who tore liga- he sustained a hairline fracture "
would fall in place the Wild- North Carolina, 12-0. The pass ments in his knee and is lost to his left wrist against Indiana.
,yieling only for the remainder of the season. Yelvington, a senior All-
defense was sound, dens The Wildcat defense ranks American candidate, is seeking
96 yards, but again thedens
gave up 215 yards on the ground. ninth in the conference, yield- his third straight Big Ten re-
tgThe Irish of Notre Dame ing 390 yards per, game. ceiving crown. This year he has
picked up 331 yards on the Against the rush, the defense grabbed 17 aerials for 229 yards,
ground in addition to 231 via has given up 262 yards per and taken two for scores.
the air, as the Wildcats lost,
48-0.The following week Ari- LED BY OLYMPIANS:
H T MY zona dumped the Wildcats, 27-
. . ...15.

Dean has another fine tar-
get in junior split end Mark
Bailey. Bailey is the Big Ten's.
eighth leading receiver with
13 catches for 193 yards.

The strongest part of the
Northwestern attack could be
its speciality teams. Todd
Sheets, a freshman running
back, is averagiing 17.8 yards

The crushing loss of Boykin on KixotiIreturns.senior Pe
has severely hurt the Wildcat Shaw is second in the conference
rushing attack. Before his in- in punt returns, averaging 11.4
jury Boykin had gained 385 yards per return.
yards, and no other rusher had The Wildcat losing streak has
totaled more than 50 yards. reached a school record 11
However, against Indiana, back- games, and there is no end in
up tailback Pat Geegan ran for s i g h t. Michigan, Wisconsin,
134 yards on 32 carries. Geegan I o w a, Minnesota, Michigan
will carry the burden of the State and Illinois remain on the
Wildcat rushing attack for the Wildcat schedule this year.
remainder of the season, one Coach Pont is happy about one
that averages a feeble 143 yards item this season-his squad does
per game. not have to face Ohio State.

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Last week the Wildcats ventur-
ed to Bloomington, Indiana,to Wsnini
face the hapless Hoosiers.aNorth-W
western was inside the Indiana
ten-yard line on four different By JOHN NIEMEYER ley and John Taft, who joined
- -Last year, the University of coach Johnson on the Olympic
Riding Wisconsin hockey team finished team.
uHorsebawckidieg the season in a four way tie But that was all last year.
(NO GUIDES) for last place in the Western THIS YEAR, Johnson returns
Hayrides- College H o c k e y Association to coach a team that has lost
(WCHA) and had a dismal con- only one senior from last season
Rec. Hall for rent ference record of 11-19. and added the two ex-Olympians,
'/z hr. South on RT 23 Nine year veteran head coach Alley and Taft.
To Someria Bob Johnson, who had led his Preseason at least, most ex-
Exit on M 151-East 5 min. Badgers to three consecutive perts are looking for Wisconsin
DOUGLAS MEADOWS Big Ten titles from 1971-1973 to be among the class of the
RANCH and the NCAA championship in league along with the likes of
2755 M 151 1973, took a leave of absence to Michigan Tech, Minnesota and
Temperance, MI 48182 coach the U. S. Olympic team MSU rather than among the cel-
Ph. 313-856-3973 last year. lar dwellers.
. -" And last year the Badgers With this prospect in mind,
played without two of their most Michigan's hockey squad travels
gifted hockey players, Seve Al- to Madison to open the 1976-77

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ers improved

hockey season.(
Although the Badgers finished
at the bottom last year, they
improved throughout the season
and were playing .500 hockey by
season's end, due largely to the1
coming of age of many person-
nel.
AMONG THE leaders from1
that team was defenseman,
Craig Norwich, who also hap-
pened to be the team's leading1
All of you Wolverine hockey
fans who won't be able to
make it to Madison, Wiscon-
sin for Michigan's opener,
don't despair. Station WAAM, ;
1600 on the AM dial, will car-
ry the Michigan - Wisconsin
play by play both tonight andl
Saturday night, beginning at
8:30 p.m.
scorer. Norwich, a junior, will
be joined by Taft on defense
and between the two of them,
they should cause havoc for op-
posing offenses.
Backing them up will be a
starter from last year, junior
Norm McIntosh, and another
man who saw plenty of action,
Ian Perrin, also a junior.
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slip, however, they have plenty
more protection in goalie Mike
Dibble, a junior who has-started
since he arrived in Madison.
As a freshman, Dibble was the
third leading goalie in the
league, but had his troubles last
season along with the rest of
the team.
Still, coach Johnson considers
him "one-of the best goalies in
the league."
OFFENSIVELY as well, the
Badgers have a lot of experi-
ence coming back. Their first
line will be anchored by Alley
and Mike Eaves, last year's
second leading scorer.
Eaves, an Ontario native,
plays "the center position very
well and has come a long way
since last season," according
to assistant coach Bill Rothwell,
last year's acting head coach.
Senior Dave Herbst heads the
second line at center, and like
Eaves, saw plenty of action
last year.
Other offensive regulars in-
clude brothers Dave and Tom
Lundeen. Dave in a senior wing
and center while Tom is a
sophomore wing moved from
defenseman laAt year.

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WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: St. Mary's Lower Chapel
corner of Thompson-William
Fr. Claude Luppi, a missionary back from West Africa shows
his film and talks of his experience among the tribe he
worked with. How life canbe so much more meaningful and
fulfilled by giving it to others-"It is in giving that we re-
ceive" (St. Francis)-Christian, how do you fare from this
angle? Some find out. It may give some new meaning to your
life and perhaps redirect it!
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