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Rage Eight


Sunday, November 14, 1976


Blue bounces back topsIllini



14 Touching all
the bases
Bill Stieg
Determined Lewis back.. ..
...just in time!
1IRK LEWIS COULD hardly contain himself.
He paced the sideline nervously as Michigan and Illinois
lined up for the opening kickoff. Occasionally he jumped up
and down on the balls of his feet, trying to work off the
He was going to play.
A few minutes later, the once-familiar figure chugged
onto th field, leaned into the huddle to relay a play from
the sideline, and assumed his three-point stance alongside
the center.
His long, frustrating and sometimes painful wait was over.
"It was an unbelievable feeling," he said after the game,
shaking his head slightly. Yesterday's game meant a lot to
the remarkable med student-football player. Lewis, playing
extensively for the first time in two years, split duties at
right guard with Gerry Szara.
The last time he played that much was in a game down
in Columbus, Ohio on Nov. 23, 1974. Back then, Lewis was
a starter and a star. Heading into the '75 season, he was
recognized as a strong candidate for all-Big Ten and maybe
even All-America honors.
Then came the first in a series of setbacks that would
have finished off the career of a lesser athlete. In the
final pre-season scrimmage last year, Lewis cracked his
forearm in two and was out for the season.
For a few days, Lewis thought he'd had it with football.
It was his senior year, and it made a lot of sense to call
it quits and concentrate on his Inteflex medical studies.
But he still went to practices, served as co-captain at games
and heled out the coaches. He couldn't stay away. The more
he watched his teammates work and play, the more he realized
he wanted to come back for another yar.
So he was redshirted in '75, and came into this August's
two-a-day practices with hopes for a successfl season and
maybe a shot at pro ball.
He slipped a disc in the first day of ' ;e.
After a few weeks of inactivity, he cautio">iv worked his
way back into shape, and played briefly against Navy and
Wake Forest. It was time for his broken arm to start ach-
ing. He went back to the sidelines to watch and wait.
Yesterday, before 104,000 fans, Lewis got his chance. The
timing was remarkable he recovered just in time to play
in the last home game of his last year A'n the team.
"I was hoping all week to get a chance to play,"
Lewis said. "I didn't know how m- h I'd be able to. The
coaches told me yesterday that th-'a try to get me in
early. They had to wait and watch 0-^ films of Tuesday's
and Wednesday's practices to see how T was coming along."
"That was fiis last game at Michigan Stadium and he's
been through hell the last two years so we thought we'd see
how he'd do," said coach Bo Schembechler. "He had a good
week of practice."
As with anylineman, the coaches won't say how well
Lewis played yesterday until they study the films. But that's
almost beside the point - he's back in action after two years
and it looks like he'll be able to play in the Ohio State game
next Saturday . . . and maybe the Rose Bowl in January.
That's enough to offset the frustration of the past two
"I've based the whole year on two goals: beating Ohio
State and winning the Rose Bowl," Lewis said. As for. his
personal progress and goals now that he is ready to play
again, Lewis can't say.
"I'm just gonna do the best I ,can," he said. "It's up
to the coaches whether I'll play. Actually, it's up to me -
how I perform will decide if I play. I don't expect to just
walk in and make the starting lineup, especially with the
great job Szara's done,
"I practiced this week - that was it," he said. "That
was my first real practice in six or seven weeks. I practiced
before the Navy and Wake Forest games, but I've only had
six or eight hard practices while everyone else has had about
"You can't just go out and play well if you haven't prac-
ticed. But I've stayed with everything mentally, if not physi-
cally, and that's 90 per cent of the game."
So despite the broken arm, despite the slipped disc and
despite the time-consuming Inteflex curriculum, Kirk Lewis
is back. Just in time, too.
Four times Lewis has watched Woody and his Buckeyes
play in the Rose Bowl. This Saturday he'll once again have
a say in the outcome. Even if he doesn't play, or plays only
a little, some of his determination should rub off on his team-

And if persistence counts for 'anything, Michigan will have
an edge, thanks to Lewis.

(Continued from Page 1) the game's opening series and
seven or eight-man front marched straight down the
against us. So we went inside, field to post a 7-0 lead eight
mixed in some outside plays minutes into the game. The
and threw passes to get away 61-yard drive took eleven plays,
from their strength," said Leach scoring from 11 yards
Leach. "It was a great victory out on the option play. A 12-
for us. yard Leach - to - Russell Davis
"We needed it to propel us pass keyed the drive.
into next week. We were really Illinois came right back, also
getting to use the pass more moving 61 yards in 11 plays for
this week and we ought to do a score. Two Michigan penal-
the same against Ohio State." ties, a pass interference call on
IN THEIR final appearance Jerry Zuver and a face-mask-
in Michigan Stadium, the Wol- 1ingcall, aided the Illini im-
verine seniors turned in a ster- mensely. Following Chubby
'erin perormane Wack Phillips 2-yard touchdown run,
ling performance. Wingback 'an eve ikd h xr
Smith snared six of Leach's Danny Beaver kicked the extra
passes. Co-captain Calvin to tewth ge a wel
O'Nel mde keyintrce- ras tie him with Red Grange as
O'Neal made a key intercep-~ Illinois' all-time scoring chain-
tion from his linebacker posi- piog
Tackles John Hennessey and Michigan immediately march-
Greg Morton spearheaded the ed the length of the field,
Michigan defensive line, Mor- snatching the lead for good
ton making 15 tackles, el solo when Lytle took a five-yard
Kirk Lewis seeing his first Big swing pass from Leach for a
Ten action in two years helped touchdown.
open the holes that made ' A PAIR of runs by Phillips
Lytle's record attainable. and two completions by Illinois
"The offensive line should quarterback Kurt Steger moved
get 90 per cent of the credit," the ball into Michigan territory,
said Lytle of his record. "They but O'Neal's clutch interception
just do an excellent job.' Who and his 10-yard return gave
couldn't run through the holes Michigan the ball at its own 43.
they give you?" Here, Schembechler unveiled
MICHIGAN held the Illini on Michigan's two-minute offense.

With just 2:05 remaining in
the half, Leach drove the Wol-
verines in for'the score in nine
plays, using only one minute
and 42 seconds. Leach passed
on siv of the nine plays, Smith
grabbing three for 34 yards and
tight end Mark Schmerge scor-
ing the TD on a 7-yard pass.
THE Wolverin; stormed out
of the tunnel to start the second
half, salting the game away
with a touchdown in only two
and a half minutes.
On the first play from scrim-
mage, at the Michigan 38,
Leach dropped back and flung
a rocket down field. Smith
made a diving catch at the Illi-'
nois 22 and Lytle ran a pitch in
from 13 yards out, four plays
Michigan scored its fifth and
final touchdown following a
Dom Tedesco interception of a
Steger screen pass, which gave
the Maize and Blue offense the
ball at the Illini six. Two runs
into the middle of the line by_ _ _ _ _ _
Lytle hit paydirt.
BOB WOOD knocked through Doily Photo by BRAD BENJAMIN
a 37-yard field goal with 12:20 IN A SCENE all too familiar to Michigan opponents, Rob Lytle shows the elusive running
left in the game to complete style that yesterday enabled him to become the Wolverines all-time leading ground gainer.
the day's scoring. Tackle 'Bill Dufek (73) leads the blocking.

On tr
First downs..............21
Rushing (att-yds) ... 57-240
(at-com-int) .... 16-10-1
Total yards..............396
Punts (no-avg)....... 2-33.5
Fumbles-lost ...........2-1
att yds
Litle..............21 89
R. Davis .......... 11 65
Leach.............11 60
Huckleby........... 7 18
Clayton ............ 1 12
S. Johnson......... 2 6
Reid ............... 1 6
King...............1 0
Ceddia..............1 0
Wilner .............1 -16
Phillips ..........21 78
Coleman......7 23
Schulz'.5 16
Collins.............3 5
Steger3 -11
Peach.......1 -6
McCray.1 -4
Sno yds

rick again .. .
. ILL. Lytle........ . 1
12 Clayton......1....1
41-101 ,ILLINOIS
Friel. ........ I.....N3 5
17-7-3 R. Johnson......,. 2 1
180 Schooley ..........1
6-43.8 Phillips ........... 1
att co
4.2 Steger............13
5.9 McCray .......... 4 1

Icers chi~lled








120 M
3.0 MICH.-Leach, 11-yd. run
6.0 (Wood kick) 7
0 ILL.-Phillips, 2-yd. run
0 (Beaver kick) ..... 7
16.0 MICH -Lytle, 5-yd. pass
from Leach
3.71 (Wood kick)....14
3.3 1MICH.-Schmerge, 7-yd. pass
3.2 from Leach
1.7 ' C (Wood kick).......21
-3.7: MICH.-Lytle, 13-yd. run
-60 .(Wood kick)....... 28
-4.0 MICH.-Lytle, 2-yd. run
(wood kick)....... 35
MICH.-Wood, 37-yd.
field goal .......... 38
12 MICHIGAN.... 7 14 14
7 ILLINOIS...... 7 0 0

The Michigan icers, after
erasing a 3-0 deficit, lost in
yds overtime to Notre Dame last
15 night at Yost Ice Arena, be-
fore 5,123 lively fans, 6-5.
'o 1Notre Dame sophomore Steve
Schneider skated past the Mich-
igan defense and flipped the
z winning goal in at 2:54 in the
0 sudden death period..
Notre Dame appeared to have
7 the game locked up when sen-
ior Brian Walsh connected on
a power play goal for his third
goal of the game, at 14:48 in the
final period. However, Michigan'
junior Kip Maurer pushed the
7 tying goal past Irish goalie Len
Moher with 1:02 left in the
7 game.
7 Walsh had been playing de-
fense for the Irish until this
3-38 ser because Notre Dame has
0-- 7 ha inuous injuries to de-

fensemen all year. He was pick-
ed as the first star of the game,
largely due to his hat trick ac-
Michigan coach Dan Farrell
said about Walsh, ."He's an ex-
cellent hockey player. I'd like
to have him.'' Farrell added,
"He can burn you."
The Michigan offense took
awhile to get in gear, as it
took 28 minutes for the local
icers to push in the first Blue
goal. That goal was set up by
senior Russ Blanzy's intense de-
fense in the Notre Dame zone.
He stole the puck, after a bat-
tie, and flipped it out to jun-
iar Ben Kawa who lifted it past
"Once we got going we were
alright. We weren't playing that
badly. Of course we gave up,
the three goals, but we played
well,"Farrell said.
Michigan applied more pres-
sure in the first period, offen-
sively, as they out-shot the
South Bend visitors, 25-18. The
difference came in the shots on
target. The Wolverines had 11
compared to the visitor's 13.
1<a r e1 1 continued.I "WeJ


J. Smith.6
R. Davis....1
Schmerge ..........1


Irish nip Alabama,21-18

By The Associated Press
SOUTH BENID, Ind. - NotreI
Dame continued its mastery
over Alabama Saturday as Rick
Slager passed for 208 yards in
the first half, including a 56-
yard touchdown bomb to Dan
Kelleher, and led the Irish to
a 21-18 victory yesterday.
Notre Dame built a 21-7
halftime lead but survived a
series of second - half scares
and didn't nail down the vic-
tory until Jim Browner in-
tercepted Jeff Rutledge's
pass in the end zone with 4:17
left andhalfback Pete Cavan
wide open and waving for the
ball across the field. Rut-
ledge, however, never saw
Buckeyes barely
vauntedhOhio State defense,
which has allowed only two
touchdowns in its last four
games, stopped two Minnesota
scoring drives in the second half
as the Buckeyes hung on for a
9-3 victory over the Gophers
The teams exchanged field
goals before Ohio State quarter-
back Jim Pacenta scored the
game's only touchdown late in

the first If to--break th
Minnesota, reached
Ohio State 22 in the
quarter and drove t
Buckeye 27 in the fina
iod. But both drives
Wildcats win!
Safety Malcolm Hunter
ered two fumbles and
cepted a pass to setr
touchdowns yesterday]
Northwestern to a 42-21
over Michigan State and
ing the nation's longest
streak at 15 games.
The underdog 'i
led 10-0 after re er
pair of fumbles butt
21-20 going into the
Northwestern came ba
a touchdown ona 30-ya
from Randy Dean to
Bailey before Hunter's
ceptions set up a tv
touchdown run by Dean
the Wildcats a 35-21 lead
Iowa blanked
Vitali scored three touc]
two set up by Iowa fum
Purdue posted its first

e tie. victory in 48 ganri eyesterday, sh aiu t dn' t v g tunr selvvc
e - I shouldn't have gotten ourselves
the with a 21-0 triumph over erring into a hole like that. We played
third Iowa. a good second half." Michigan
o the Vitali, a 6-foot-4, - pound outscored Notre Dame 5-2 in the
al per- senior quarterback L touch- second half of regulation play.
were down runs of three , 20, and one The momentum in the game
Ird quickly switched to the Wol-
Badgers beaten verine side when freshman Dan
Ill. - B LO O M I N G T O N, Lerg won a face-off in the Irish
recov- Ind. (/P) - Tailback Mike Hark- zone, nearly walked the puck,
inter-' rader set a Big Ten football in but eventually stepped aside
up two season record for rushing by a as senior Gary Morrison took
leading freshman yesterday and Indi- Lerg's rebound and knocked thea
victory ana rallied to beat Wisconsin initial game knotter in.
break- 15-14 on second-half touch- "In overtime anything can
losing downs by Keith Calvin and' happen," Farrell said. "The
Ric Enis.
ildcats Harkrader rushed for 134
ring a yards to give him 924 in nine 0 Stn n
trailed games this season. That S
final broke the old mark of 824 W L
yards set by Wisconsin's Alan
ck with Ameche in 1951. Ohio State............7 0
Erd pass, Pitt prevails
rka PITTSBURGH-Tony MICHIGAN...........6 1
inter- Dorsett bolted 30 yards for his 4innesota.4 3
wo-yard third touchdown of the game to
to give help top-ranked Pittsburgh Purdue 4 3
d. j fight off a second-half rally and{
defeat West Virginia 24-16 yes- Indiana 3 4
- Mark terday in college football. Michigan State .3 4
hdowns Dorsett, a senior who had his'I
bles, as No. 33 jersey retired at half- Illinois 3 4
shutout, time, raised his career rushing Wisconsin 2 5
total to 5,858 yards. He also Iw
leads the country with 1,724 Norwe
yards this season.;Northwestern 1 6


game shouldn't have gone into He pointed out many key in-
overtime. We had the momen- juries that the team has had to
tum." overcome. "After having that
The Irish never gave up, not much adversity, you learn to
after blowing a three-point lead accept it," he added.
and not after Maurer tied the The series split extended the
game when the Irish were about series split streak to eight. The
to claim victory. last sweep was by Notre Dame
"First of all, we've had a lot on January 5-6, 1973. Notre
of adversity all year," Notre Dame is now 2-4 in the WCHA,
Dame coach Lefty Smith said. while Michigan is 5-3.
Ousted in C'.. , rj ine ! !
SCORING: 1. N.D. - T. Fair-' SCORING: 8. MIch. - Morrison
holm (Walsh, D. Fairholm) 12:35. (Lerg) 2:31; 9. ND - Walsh (hat
PENALTIES: 1. Mich. - Natale trick)- (Hamilton) 14:48; 10. Mich-
(2-trip) 5:06; 2. ND - Friedmann - Maurer (Natale Turner) 18:58.
(2-inter) 7:44; 3. Mich. -- Bren- PENALTIES: 10. Mich. - Turner
nan (2rhook) 10:33; 4. ND - Walsh! EATE:1.Mc.-Tre
(2-high-stick) 16:'09; 5. Mich. (2-inter) 14:22; 11. ND - Schneid-
McCahill (2-hold) 19:30. er (2-trip) 15:11.
S C ORIN G: 2. ND - WalshE
(Brownschidle) 0:57; 3. ND - SCORING: 11. ND - Schneider
Walsh (Brownschidle) 6:00; 4. (Karsnia, Brownschidle) 2:54.
Mich. - Kawa (Blanzy) 12:00; 5. NO PENALTIES
Mich. - Maurer (Natale, Coffman) GOALIE SAVES
13:58; 6. ND - Johnson (Bourque) Moher (ND) 11 7 13 0-3
16:24; 7. Mich. - Manery (Debol,,Mhr(D 171 ...3
Lerg) 19:21. Zimmerman. 12 14 4 1-31
PENALTIES: 6. ND - Howe (2-
trip) 3:24; 7. Mich. - Lerg (2-high SCORING BY PERIODS
stick) 7:49; 8. ND -Hamilton (2-0 20-
hold) 8:12; 9. ND - Bourque (2- MICHIGAN0320-
inter) 17:53. NOTRE DAME 1 3 1 1-6
Swimmers make
waves in debut.
Special to The Daily
ROCHESTER, Mich. - The Michigan Women's swim-
ming team, the powerhouse of the Big Ten last year,
opened their 76-77 season by "winning" the State Relay
Meet at Oakland University yesterday.
Although no team scores were kept, the Blue swim-
mers took eight of the 12 events in the six-team meet
with a young team that coach Stuart Isaac feels "should
go a long way."
The balanced Blue team won the 200, 400 and 800-
meter freestyle relays,. the 300-meter breastroke, the 400-
meter medley and 400-neter individual medley.
The Blue divers, "the best women divers in the coun-
try" according to Isaac, swept both first and second place
in the one and three-meter diving events.
Katy McCully led the tankers' with four winning re-
lay efforts.
"She pulled a couple of freestyle relays out at the
end - she did her usual good job," commented Isaac.
The coach also praised a quartet of freshman swim-
mers, drawn to Michigan as much by the reputation of
the program as by his recruiting efforts. Kim Olson, a
freestyler, was on three winning relay teams.
Other names to watch for as the season develops
are those of Karen Bockstahler, a breastroker, Lori Hughes,
<> a butterfly and freestyler, and Sue Andrews, a medley
and freestyler who's presently nursing an ankle injury.
The diving team features a balance 4f experience,
with yest-rday's first place finishes coming from teams
comprised of Brenda Schenthal, a senior, Chris Seufert,
a junior transfer, Julie Jeffrey, a sophomore, and Lori
Wettlaafer, a freshman.
.- IX:



Wolverines reflect, look ahead rers veon
By ANDY GLAZER "I don't want to be deprived of a who has lived through so much frustra-
At least one of them was honest. Rose Bowl trip," said wingback Jim tion this year due to injuries, admitted -
"I was sitting on the bench in the Smith, who personally assured the Wol- Ohio State'would be more than "another N C A A fin a ls to rne
third quarter and all I could see was verines a chance with his superlative football game" to him. N 1 1
that big "0" in that horseshoe stadil- " play yesterday - six grabs for 127 yards. "I think it'll make up for the frustra-

admitted Greg Morton. "I knew I s'
n't but I couldn't help it."
Looking ahead to Ohio State
bother Morton's play, though. The' .big
senior tackle corralled Illini backs 15
times yesterday, more than twice as
often as any of - his teammates.
played like they were in a hurry to get
to Columbus. You'd hardly expect them
to, after last week's debacle in West
Michigan HAD to win this game, and
that's the first time that could be said
this year. "We'll find out what we're
made of the next two weeks," said Bo
Schembechler after the Purdue loss, and
Bo found out some today.
"That was a good win," said Schem-
bechler. "I liked everything about this

"This is my last shot," said Smith,
a senior. "I want it."
Morton felt much the same way.
"THIS IS THE MOST important game
of my career," offered Morton. "Every-
thing goes through your mind. You know
what kind of a game it's going to be,
you just have to try to win."
Wolfman Jerry Zuver, who should be
a major factor against the Jim Pacenta-
pass more Buckeyes (he's Michigan's in-
terception leader with five), spoke deter-
minedly about Michigan's prepar-ations.
"We're going to practice hard," said
Zuver." I know we will. You know it's
going to be hard fought. We'll just have
to keep hitting and eliminate mistakes.
Those can decide a game like that."
The always-tough middle linebacker,
Calvin O'Neal, was a bit more stoic in
his assessments.

tion if we beat, Ohio State and go to the Special to The Daily start to finish. He covered the
Rose Bowl," said Lewis, who yesterday 10,000-meter course in a sizzling
saw extensive action for the first time CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - For sev 29:04.
this year. "Those were my two primary eral tense moments yesterday,I
thas yh.hseason." the Michigan harriers stood After the two-mile mark which
goals this sanaround awaiting the results of he paced in 9:12, he broke away
ASKED IF THIS Ohio State game the NCAA District Champion- from the pack, which included
might mean more than his previous ones, ships which would determine Wolverines Greg Meyer and Bill
Lewis replied, "I think so - each one whether they would qualify for Donakowski. MSU's Herb Lind-
means more than the last, and especially the NCAA Championships next say was the only real competi-
so now that' I'm a senior." week at North Texas State. tion from there on, still finish-
And about the supposed "psych that The top three Big Ten teams, .
the Bucks have on Michigan, Lewis of- a and five overall would qualify. Tom Duits of Western Michi-
fered that he's never thought about it. When word finally arrived that gan finished in third place, and
"People talk about it," he said, "but we they had finished a'distant sec- Meyer and Donakowski cruised
don't. We expect to win every year, just and to Illinois, 47-96, there must home together both finishing
like they do." have been many relieved sighs. with a time of 29:45. Other
Schembechler had his own thoughts Coach Ron Warhurst summed Wolverines who figured in the
about "that team down south." up the situation when he said, scoring were Steve Elliott (12-
"I ALWAYS FEEL GOOD going into "after winning the Big Ten meet Mark Foster (53rd). ,
that game," said Schembechler. "We've! the week before as underdogs, y
never played badly against Ohio State." we were emotionally drained, Meyer will be Michigan's
.. ._, ,,,, __ 1,,,L; rn ,,,li-strongest hope next week and

MICHIGAN 38, Illinois 7
Northwestern 42, Michigan State 21
Ohio State 9. Minnesota 3
Indiana 15, Wisconsin 14
Purdue 21, Iowa 0
Notre Dame 21, Alabama 18
Win. & Mary 22, Citadel 0
Navy 34, Georgia Tech 28
Tennessee 32, Mississippi 6
Duke 28, N. Carolina St. 14
Yale 21, Harvard 7
Lehigh 17, C..W. Post 10
Mississippi St. 21, LSU 13
Vanderbilt 34. Air Force 10
Florida St. 21, North Texas St. 20
Oklahoma 27, Missouri 20
Texas A&M 31, Arkansas10
Arkansas State 14,
Texas Arlington 13
W. Michigan 24. Bail State 10
Brigham Youne 21,
New Mexico 8

Villanova 56, Holy Cross 21
Bowling Green 35, S. Illinois T
Kent St. 24, Miami, Ohio 17
Kentucky 28, Florida 9
N. Carolina 31. Virginia 6
Baylor 38. Rice 6
Tulsa 45. Drake 20
Illinois St. 14, E. Michigan 6
Cent. Michigan 31, N. Illinois 9
Colorado 40, Kansas 17
USC 20. Washington 3
Texas 'T'ech 34, SMU 7
UCLA 45, Oregon State 14
Staniford 28. Oregonl 17
California 23. Washington St. 22
Furman 17. E. Carolina 10
Texas 34. Texas Christian 7
San Jose St. 50. Pacific 20
Penn State 21. Miami, Fla. 7
Mo nnhis St.26. Louisville 14
Toledo 39. Marshall S
Cleveland 103, Phoenix 90
Ne.w Orleans 115. Atlanta 86

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