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Tuesday, September 16, 1975


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Bo's gamble

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...paid off
BO SCHEMBECHLER, the man universally recognized as.
a proponent of football conservatism, started a freshman at
quarterback in the opener against Wisconsin.
At yesterday's luncheon with the master the question facti-
ously was raised as to Bo's mental stability after this breach of
conservative gridiron ethics. As a matter of fact, the question
was raised by Schembechler himself.
"There isn't another coach in the country, in his right
mind, that would have started a freshman for this game,"
boasted Bo.A
But out there on the field at Madison leading the Michigan
attack to a 23-6 win was freshman Rick Leach, just out of Flint
Southwestern High.
THE DECISION surprised many because there on the side-
lines with experience and proven capability stood junior quar-
terbackMark Elzinga, who according to Bo "is a much better
football player than he was a year ago."
So why throw in a freshman at such a vital position, at a
crucial opening away game before 79,000 howling fans? Yes, it
must be true. Schembecller has slipped..
But his madness paid off. Leach performed with the poise } :;
and confidence of a veteran.
As a passer Leach was less than awesome, tossing more MICHIGAN FRESHMA
interceptions than completions. But as a ballhandler and a off to junior fullback
runner the freshman proved more than capable at running Big Ten opener agai
the option with an effectiveness that could make people forget for 91 yards as the We
who ever it was that quarterbacked last year's team.
"He'll be all right," quipped Schembechler. m
YEAH, I guess so, Bo. In his first collegiate game, Leach ran BIG TW O
for 30 yards in 8 attempts but more importantly directed the
option play that enabled tailback Gordon Bell to literally run
wild around the Wisconsin ends. Bell alone romped for 210c
yards, enough to earn recognition by the Associated Press as
the Big Ten's offensive player of the week. F
For a team that was supposedly devoid of quarterbacks after,
the graduation of Dennis Franklin, Michigan all of a sudden By JOHN NIEMEY
has "two first string quarterbacks"-Leach and Elzinga. The common order ofs
"I feel confident," said Schembechler, "of going into any acy in the Big Ten, M
and Ohio State, withsti
game with either one of them." first onslaught as five
ONE OF THE major criteria for Bo's selection of Leach was ence games opened the
the fact that Elzinga missed all or most of three scrimmages. last weekend.
The decision was made, however, on the eve of the game. Indiana, Northwestern
"Friday night I told Leach he would start," Bo said. "It linois also kept their
didn't bother him a bit. He's not going to fluster easy." untarnished and their titl
Apparently neither Leach nor the rest of the Michigan of-Ialive.
fense nor the defense were flustered in the least by Wisconsin. The Hoosiers overc
The defensive line, in particular, rose to the occasion. Wis- it aouneh-yardtsnea
cousin 's supposedly excellent offensive line and tailback Billy lowing a short Minnesot
Marek (affectionately labeled Billy All-Amarekan by some to post a 20-14 win
Badger bumper stickers) could not dent the Wolverines for clincher came as Inc
even a touchdown. The Wisconsin offense, boasted and bally- Harold Waterhouse pici
hooed as one of the best in the conference, could collect only 136 two Minnesota passes
offensive yards. last three minutes.
BO SINGLED out middle guard Tim Davis, linebacker Cal- Courtney Snyder wast
hero for Indiana, though
vin O'Neil and tackle Greg Morton for particular excellence. rushed for a career hi
"They were something ese. They were all over the field," yards. Snyder took the b
Schembechler said. field goal range twice
All in all, Bo, uncharacteristically, - had very little to com- first half for kicker
plain about at yesterday's luncheon. Not only did Leach and Stavroff, giving Indiana
the defense play well, but the reportedly crippled offensive line ly 6-0 lead.
came through admirably and Lytle and- Bell in the backfield In the fourth quarter,
had little trouble either finding holes or making them. Afteru
falling behind 3-0 in the first quarter, the Wolverines rolled to '':
a relatively easy conquest. L BILLBOARI
This week Bo goes after Stanford and the 100th victory of his
coaching career. A Michigan women'
"That and 200 more," Bo smiled, "and I'll be up with Bear team is being organiz
Bryant." competition in tourn

FOXBORO, Mass. (P} - Ross -
Browner, coming back from a-
year's disciplinary suspension, tis
recovered a fumble to set up a U F3IiV
tie-breakig third-period touch- +V
down by his younger brother
Jim as Notre Dame made Coachr
Dan Devine's debut a success NIGHT EOR
Monday night by defeating Bos- NIGHT EDITOR
ton College 17-3. RICK BONINO
Al Hunter, who also sat out a
year for violations of dormitory
rules, ran 24 yards for an in-
surancetouchdown early in the -Itouchdown following a wild ex-
final period as the ninth-ranked change of fumbles. Notre
Fighting Irish began a new era Dame's Jerome Heavens, a:
in their fabulous college foot- freshman fullback, lost the foot-
ball history with their 12th con- ball at his own 37 .and B.C.'s!
secutive season-opening tri- Mike Elias picked it off in mid-
umph. air. But two plays later, B.C.
At the final gun, Devine and quarterback Mike K r u c z e k
his players, seemingly drainedtbakKildBpitcoutwwhich
by the huge buildup that pre- fullback Keith Barnette was un-
byded thehgaebwledctatlpry-able to control and Ross Brown-
ceded the game, walked calmly- er recovered at the Irish 40.
from the field with no outward:
display of emotion. Notre Dame quarterback Rick

Browner's plunge broke open'
what had been a tight defensive
THE FIRST period was score-
less although Boston College's
heralded offense managed to
gain good chunks of yardage
against Notre Dame's touted de-
In the opening period, Notre
Dame only got into B.C.'s ter-
ritory once, that on an exchange
of punts.
Continuing .a drive that start-
ed late in the first period, Bos-
ton College advanced to the
Notre Dame 22 before Kruczek
was stopped for no gain on
fourth down, two yards shy of
a first down.
BUT AFTER stopping Kruc-
zek the Irish, who lost their en-
tire starting backfield from a;

year ago, finally got their Wing-
T offense untracked. They drove
from their own 22 to the Boston
College nine, with Mark McLane
covering the last 41 yards on a
wingback reverse from a double
wing formation.
McLane gained four more
yards to the five but B.C. line-
backer Rich Scudellari nailed
Slager for a six-yard loss and
a penalty for delay of game
pushed the Irish back to the 16.
At the 6:52 mark, Dave Reeve
booted a 30-yard field goal for
Notre Dame's first points under
Devine and a 3-0 lead.
Boston College struck quickly
to tie the score 3-3 on Fred
Steinfort's 45-yard field goal
with only 11 seconds left in the

AN quarterback Rick Leach (7) hands
Rob Lytle (41) in Michigan's crucial
nst Wisconsin. Lytle carried 15 times
olverines took a 23-6 win.

Slager, getting hi
THE NATIONALLY televised game on target, thre
contest attracted a capacity pass to Hunter for
crowd of 61,501, largest in the fired over the middle
five-year history of Schaefer Ted Burgmeier and th
Stadium, which is normally the Browner for 12, putti
home of the professional New at the B.C. nine.
England Patriots. Browner lost one
The Irish drove 60 yards in then smashed up the
eight plays for the winning; the touchdown.

s passing
w a screen
18 yards,
for nne to
hen hit Jim
ng the ball
yard, but
middle for

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a fifteen-yard scamper to the
Gopher seven yard line. Quar-
terback Terry Jones went in
three plays later.
Lee Corso, Indiana's mentor,
was elated with his team's
"We are a different team this
year. We have a lot of poise and
a lot of heart," Corso said. "I'm
really happy for this team."
Purdue's coach, Alex Agase,,
did not shareinethe elation as
his. teain was upset by perennial
cellar dweller Northwestern.
A strong running attack, led'
by tailback Greg Boykin, and
some timely passing stymied the
Boykin, who missed all of{
last season with a fracturedC
fibula, amassed 122 yards and
scored three touchdowns on
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Boykins rushing was comple-
mented by the passing arm of i
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Dean collected 127 yards by rushing and added 47 yards
completing six of eight passes, passing in inundating Iowa,
four of which were grabbed by 27-12.
Jim Pooler for 94 yards. In their first possession, II-
Wildcat coach John Pont was linois drove 76 yards to the
extremely pleased with Dean's Iowa two, setting up a Dan
performance. Beaver field goal. Beaver
"For not having any exper- booted a second three-pointer
ience, Randy had a magnifi- just before the half from 34
cent game," Pont said. "It yards out.
was a combination of a quar- In the second half, the Illini
terback calling an excellent drove 75 yards for one score and
game and executing the dif- 16 yardse yoraysecond after a
ficult play." 'fml recovery. 1
Purdue had a pair of field
goals from Steve Schmidt and "We feel especially good about
a 25-yard touchdown pass from beating a good Iowa team," said
Mark Vitali to take a 10-10 tie Illinois Coach Bob Blackman..
in at half-tim e. agaW ns a gwe dw rnd gin p
Illinois win over Iowa came Iosa team."
as no surprise, as the Illini re-
main a dark horse in the Big With non-conference play be-
Ten title race. ginning next week, it may be a
The Illini Power-I offense while before we all know how
combined the running of tail- the rest of the Big Ten will line
backs Lonnie Perrin and Chub- up behind, or in front of, the'
by Phillips to rack up 220 yards "Big Two."'

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