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THEMICHIGAN DAILY

Sunday, December 12, 1976

en games highlight Bowl season

By ERNIE DUNBAR
While the residents of Michi-
gan and Southern California
await the Rose Bowl, the rest
of the country sits in anticipa-
tion of the other ten major
bowl games.
The Sugar, Orange, Gator,
Liberty., Astro-Bluebonnet, Cot-
ton, Fiesta, Tangerine, Peach,
and Sun Bowls showcase teams,
with some of the most talented
and exciting players' in the
country.
In the Sugar Bowl, number
one ranked Pittsburgh (11-0)
takes on fifth ranked Georgia
(10-1). When you mention Pitts-

burgh, Heisman trophy winner
Tony Dorsett's name isn't far
behind.
Dorsett has rewritten the Pan-
ther record book and will be
the key to a Pittsburgh vic-
tory.
Without an offensive line,
Dorsett would have had a
much roughertime racking
op yardage. But "touchdown
Tony" didn't have much to
worry about in that category
this year as the Panthers re-
turned all of last year's start-
ing offensive linemen.
The Bulldogs of Georgia could

give Pittsburgh a tougher game
than most people think.
Senior Ray Goff will operate
the Bulldogs veer offense from
his quarterback slot.
He'll team with junior run-
ning back Kevin McLee and re-
ceivers Gene Washington and
Butch Box to key the Georgia
scoring hopes.
In the Orange Bowl, the
twelfth-ranked Colorado Buffa-
loes (8-3) tackle the eleventh
ranked Ohio State Buckeyes
(8-2-1).
Senior tight end Don Hassel-
beck will be on the receiving

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end of many aerials for the ranked second in rushing of-
Buffs. Senior tailback Tony fense and fourth In total of-
Reed and senior fullback Jim fense in the nation.
Kelleher will handle the rush- Alabama defense will get a
ing duties for Colorado. workout trying to stop senior
halfback Wendell Tyler.
On defense, Colorado must The Crimson Tide will coun-
contend with Buckeye running ter with junior Johnny Davis at
backs Jeff Logan and Pete John- fullback and senior Calvin Culli-
son plus the arm of quarterback ver at halfback.
Jim Pacenta. In Dallas, the Cotton Bowl pits
Attempting to thwart the Col- undefeated Maryland (11-0)
orado offense will be tackles against sixth ranked Houston
Nick Buonamici, and Eddie Bea- (8-2).
mon, and junior middle guard
Aaron Brown flanked by Bob Maryland will be led by
Brudzinski and Kelton Dansler. quarterbacks Mark Manges
Independents Penn State (7-4) and Larry Dick. Both signal
and Notre Dame (8-3) clash in callers should see plenty of
the Gator Bowl in Jacks nville, action, handing the, ball off
Florida. to tailback Steve Atkins and
The Nittany Lions have a deep fullback Tim Wilson.
running attack,' returning six of
the top seven rushers off last Houston's ranked eighth in to-
years squad. tal offense and will utilize the
Heading that list will be sen- talents of John Housman at'full-
ior Larry Suhey, at fullback with back, Alois Blackwell at half-
senior Duane Taylor certain to back and All-American tackle
see some playing time. Wilson Whitley.
Working out of the tailback Thirteenth ranked Nebraska
slot will be junior Steve Geise (7-'-1) takes on ninth ranked
and senior Rick Mauti. Texas Tech (9-1) down in the
Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl.
The Nittany Lion defense is Clashing in the Fiesta Bowl
bolstered by senior outside will be Wyoming (8-3) and
linebackers Kurt Allerman and eighth ranked Oklahoma (8-2-1).
Ron Hostetler. Senior Ron The Tangerine- Bowl features
Crosby will be the top flank- fourteenth rated Oklahoma
er for Penn State and is join- State (9-3) against the nations
ed on the defensive line by leader in passing offense, Brig-
Tony Petruccio at tackle, with ham Young (9-2).
Bill Banks and Randy Sidler In Atlanta, the Peach Bowl
at the other flanker. has Kentucky (7-4) facing nine-
teenth ranked North Carolina
At the Liberty Bowl, sixteenth (9-2).
rated Alabama (8-3) battle sen- And in the Sun Bowl, tenth
enth ranked UCLA (9-1-1). ranked Texas A&M (9-2) battles
The Bruins enter the game Florida (8-3).
Bowl schedule
Monday, Dec. 13 ASTRO-BLUEBONNET
INDEPENDENCE At Hloston
At Shreveport, La. Nebraska vs. Texas Tech
McNeese State vs. Tulsa Saturday, Jan. 1
Fricay, Dec. 17 COTTON
At Pontiac, Mich. At Dallas
North vs. South Shrine Game Maryland vs. Houst.on
SUGAR
Saturday, Dec. 18 At Nes Orleant
TANGERINE Georgia vs. Pittsburgh
At Orlando, Fla. ROSE
Okla. St. vs. Brigham Young At Pasadena, Calif.
Monday, Dec. 2S 4 ttitnAN vs. Southern California
LIBERTYORANGE
AtempRTen.A At Miamli
Alabama vs. ,UCLAOhioEStaes lrado
Friday Dec. 2 unday, Jan. 2
At Motgomry, la.5UN
At Jatoner, la. At P.Paso,Tno.
ene-ray lassicr TexasA&M vs. Florida
Saturday, Dec. us At Tempo, Jta.
FIESTA All-American LionsBowl
At Tempe, Ante. At Pato Alto, Calif.
Wymt vs. O.olahoma East.WesthrinnGame
Monday, Den. 27 Saturday, Jan. 8
GATOR HULA
At Jacksonville, Fla. At Honolulu
Penn State vs.Notre 0ameEst vs.West All-stars
Friday, Oe. 31 Sunday, Jan.t16
PEACH JAPAN
At Atlanta At Tokyo
Rentutcky vs. N. Cartlina Eoot vs. West

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