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Saturday, September LU, I

Six ii-1l.0 .IC.H. .N.D.ILY

Stanford aims aerials at mlue

Now it's the defensive back-
field's turn.
Last week in Wisconsin, Mich-
igan's offensive line, offensive
backfield, and defensive line all
proved themselves capable of
playing up to Bo Schembechler's
But the Wolverines' secondary
-one of the big question marks
in pre-season practice - was
left fairly unchallenged by the
ground-oriented Wisconsin at-
his aerial circus to Michigan
Coach Jack Christiansen brings
Y Stadium, and chances are
Schembechler will know very
quickly just what his secondary
can do.
f "We'll come out throwing,
just like we always do," saidl
Christiansen yesterday after
Sputtinghis team through a light
workout ini the stadium. "We
throw a lot."
An understatement, to say the
least. In Stanford's season open-
er against Penn State, Cardinal
quarterbacks passed 46 times.

Twenty-two were complete, and
four were intercepted.,
All but eight of the passes
were thrown by Mike Cordova,
starting quarterback last week
and again today. Cordova, 6-3,t
215, can throw hard and straight
-ideal for Stanford's purposes.
HIS PRIMARY targets are I
split end Bill Singler and flank-
er Tony Hill, who caught ten
,passes between them at Penn
State. Regular tight end Ted
Pappas, however, is injured and
may be replaced by second-,
stringer Dave Strong.
One reason for Stanford's fre-'
quent use of the pass is its rath-
er weak running game. The
Cards gained only 84 yards on
the ground against Penn State,
and their leading rusher netted
only 24 yards.
So today it seems the focus
will be on the inexperienced
Michigan secondary of Jerry
Zuver, Jim Pickens, and Jim
"I think they're coming along
very well," says defensive co-
ordinator Gary Moeller. "I think
they're geared to this game -
they're looking forward to it.
They want the opportunity to
make a few interceptions.
They're an enthusiastic bunch."
Alen inciue in flep " "n



K. Johnson (175)
Mike Kenn (230)
M. Donahue (237)
Jim Czirr (225)
W. Downing (232)
Bill Dufek (265)
Pete Traber (220)
Rick Leach (180)
Gordon Bell (178)
Rob Lytle (190)
Jim Smith (198)




Bill Singler (165)
Gordon King (248)
Tom Tipton (244)
T. Anderson. (250)
A. Karakozoff (247)
A. TenBr'gn'te (255)
Ted Pappas (215)
Mike Cordova (215)
Ron Inge (200)
John Finley (220)
Tony Hill (185)
John Harris (235)
M. Wilkinson (225)
D. McColl (240)
Rich Merlo (210)
Dan Francis (225)
J. Olenchalk (230)
Geb Church (205)
Paul Skrabo (170)
Jeff Siemens (195)
G. Wilson (190)
Rich Walters (185)

Daily Photo by KEN FINK
MICHIGAN'S Gorden Bell will have an opportunity to gain more than 200 yards for the sec-
ond straight week as the Wolverines take on the Stanford Cardinals this afternoon at Michi-
gan Stadium. Bell, who gained 210 yards last week in Michigan's victory over Wisconsin, faces
a Cardinal defense which surrendered 330 yards rushing last week to Penn State runners.

Dan Jilek (212) LE
J. Perlinger (242) LT
Tim Davis (212) MG
G. Morton (225) RT
Mike Holmes (210) RE
C. O'Neal (230) WLB
D. Devich (210) -MLB
Don Dufek (195) Wolf
Jim Bolden (175) WHB
J. Zuver (195) SHB
J. Pickens (188) S


White, are out with injuries to-
day. Starting in their spots are
son' omore Miko Kenn and sen-
ior ieit Johnson respectively.
\.lihigan is rated anywhere
from three to five-touchdown
favorites for today's game.
Christiarsen realizes what he's
up against. When asked if any
aspects of the Michiganhteam
espe lally worried him, he re-
plied quickly, "All of them.
"THEY HAVE so many good
football players," he said. "You
know if their quarterback's a
freshman, he must be a good
one. And they have three or
four pre-season all-Americans
on defense.
Christiansen is also aware of
a couple of other factors work-
ing against him. First and fore-
most, of course, is Michigan's
home field advantage. The Wol-
verines haven't lost a game in
their stadium since October of
1969. The Stanford coach thinks
the home field advantage makes
"about a touchdown" difference.
The Michigan defense is also
riding a streak of sorts. It
hasn't given up a touchdown in
its last three games.The last
touchdown scored on the ground
against Michigan (besides a
punt return at Illinois last year)
was seven games ago at Wis-
STANFORD is a bit travel-
weary, too. The Cardinals didn't
bother going back to Palo Alto
after last Saturday's game at
Penn State. Instead, they spent
the week at Baldwin-Wallace
College, arriving in Ann Arbor
yesterday noon, only to find they
couldn't check into their hotel
for another hour.
Tomorrow's game will be the
first played on the brand-new
Tartan Turf, installed earlier
this summer to replace the old

B3lue swamps

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By ED LANGE over the NEI's goalie at 2:08
Michigan's water polo team of the first period. The visitors
drubbed a thoroughly outclassed quickly countered, but from
Northeastern Illinois squad, 17-4 there on it was all Michigan.
at Matt Mann pool yesterday. It Before Northeastern could
was a great opener for Coach regroup, Joe Bauer whistled
Stu Isaac and his charges as a shot past the hapless goalie
they blew the visitors out of the to put the Wolverines on top
pool with six first period goals. for good. By the time the
"We reacted very well," ex- period was through, Downie
claimed Isaac. "We were tak- had bagged goal number two
ing advantage of the breaks and and senior Rich Yawitz the
really played heads up water same total. Scottish native Al
polo." McClatchey also chipped in
Gordon Downie opened the with one.
Blue scoring with a blazing shot Blue goalie Jim Firestone was

superb in the net, allowing only
one goal in the first half. "He
was just great," stated Isaac.
Firestone and his teammates
blanked the visitors in the sec-
ond quarter, while Bauer and
Yawitz bagged two apiece, and
McClatchey upped his total for
the day to two. Wayne Leslie
scored at 3:50 of the period to
put the contest hopelessly out
of reach at the half, 12-1.
The second half was more of
the same as Leslie opened with
a shot into the corner of the net.
The Wolverines then slowed the
pace down as both coaches opt-
ed to give their second teams
some work. The visitors did
manage to put two shots past
Firestone in the -third period but
it hardly put a dent in the Wol-
verine's massive lead.
Freshman Ric Pepper and
John Daly wrapped up the
Blue's scoring in the final
period as they both banged
home two goals.

. 9/
a chance to work on their set
plays because of numerous
breaks. When they did try to
set one up, the results were far
from perfect.
"We're really going to have to
work on our set plays," ex-
plained Isaac. "We got away
with it tonight but we play In-
diana next and they are tough.
We've got to do better."
The Hoosiers invade Matt
Mann Pool today with game
time slated for 4:30 p.m. right
after the football game.

Also included in the "bunch"
linemen," says Moeller. "Not ing - then they c
is Derek Howard, who may re- only do they have to rush the off balance."
place Zuver in the early going. passer, but we expect them to LIKE MICHIGA
In the Wisconsin game, the run downfield and get in on the is uncertain about:
Michigan defense b tercepted tackle if the receiver starts - mainly because
two passes - one by Dufek and running found passing unnec
one by second-string linebacker Iford gave u 330
Rex Mackall. "They. like the challenge. I fodgv p30
kthink they're excited about it." to the Nittany Lio
ALSO UNDER some pres -Christiansen would naturally If that's a relial
sure today is the much-herald- like to improve his team's run- of the Cardinal def
ed Wolverine defensive line, ning game - which is exactly likely that Michiga
which held the much-heralded what Michigan doesn't want. much either, be it
Wisconsin offense to 98 yard "The whole idea of your de- or Mark Elzinga at
rushing last week. fense is changed," says Moeller As expected,
Against Stanford, though, fhe of Stanford's passing tactics. won't announce th
defense has a different respon- "You've got to guard against til just before gan
sibility - rushing the passer. the big play, but we can't let Two offensive st
"This is a big job for the them get their ground game go- Steve King and s

can keep you
AN, Stanford
its secondary
e Penn State
cessary. Stan-
rushing yards
ble indication
fense,. it's un-
an will throw
t Rick Leach
e starter un-
me time.
arters, tackle
plit end Rick


Tough foes test
By RICK MADDOCK terno's squad better be prepared
Several Big Ten teams have for a grueling afternoon in the
tough games this afternoon. The pit.
one of most national interest is Over at East Lansing, the
between OhioState and Penn Spartans are still feeling the
State. The Buckeyes (1-0) are effects of last week's 21-0 drub-
ranked second by UPI and third bing by the Buckeyes. Senior
by AP, while the Nittany Lions defensive end Otto Smith is out
(2-0) are placed in the eighth for the season due to the re-
and seventh spots respectively. injured knee. Offensive tackle
The only injury sustained by Tony Bruggenthies will not play
the Ohio State squad was a against Miami of Ohio, since he
bump on quarterback Cornelius has a broken bone in his leg.
Greene's head, which kept him Also injured is runner Ted Bell,
out of practice until Tuesday. who will be out for two or three,
Penn State was not as lucky. weeks with a knee sprain.
Star flanker Jim Cefalo suffered Coach Dennis Stolz is not tak-;
a broken thumb and will be out ing the Redskins lightly. He has
for three weeks. Replacing him closed all practices this week,
will be freshman Tom Donovan, and predicts that the game will;
who ran for 113 yards against be very rough both physically
Stanford last week. and mentally. What the Spar-
IN PENN State's first two tans need most is for quarter-
victories against Stanford 34-14, back Charlie Baggett to play up
and Temple 26-25, the pass de- to his potential.
fense was tested more often Miami had an easy 50-0 win
than the rushing defense as both over Marshall. Tailback Rob
teams attempted an average of Carpenter ran for 123 yards and
35 passes. This will not be the quarterback Sherman Smith
case in Columbus, as Coach Pa- passed for 103 yards in leading
Cross-country gears
toward EMU Open
By TOM DURANCEAU be the next three runners. Bill
Donakowski, a top runner
Over the hills and through the from last year is sidelined
dells and thus Michigan opens temporarily by a shin splint
its cross country season today condition and should be out
at the Eastern Michigan Open for three weeks.
in Ypsilanti. In today's meet over 180 run-
Coach Ron Warhurst's defend- ners from'12 schools will be in
ing Big Ten champions return competition, and although no
a nucleus of outstanding run- team score will be kept, Coach
ners to the distance competition. Warhurst feels this will be a
Headed by All Americans Greg good opening test.
Meyer and Mike McGuire, War- Eastern was the Mid-America
hurst is extremely confident that C Conference champions in cross
the Wolverine harriers will be country last year and returns
able to equal last year's per- four top runners including All
formance. Americans Nick Ellis and David
While Meyer and McGuire Smith.
are battling for the number Warhurst feels that Illinois
one slot on the roster, veteran and Wisconsin should chal-
letterman Jay Anstaett and lenge his defending champions
superfreshmen Steve Elliott in the Big Ten Meet which will
and Jack Sinclair continue to be held November 8 at Madi-
impress Warhurst and should son, Wisconsin.
- - -Asked about national honors
-__ ----_ Warhurst stated, "We have the
ability and the talent, if we have
a good day at the Nationals who
knows what we can do." More
Ues GuI important the team is confi-
dent," he continued, "I'm hope-
ful of a finish in the top five."


Ten teams

S S'Ports
the Redskin offense.1
ILLINOIS drew a mean oppo-
nent for its home opener, as it1
meets fifth ranked Missouri.
Last week, the Illini beat Iowar
27-12, while on September 8,
Missouri upset Alabama, 20-7.
Against Iowa, Illinois used a
shuttle offense with two quar-
terbacks and various running
backs. This system will be ham-
peĀ±'ed, because tailback Lonnie
Perrin will not play due to
Illinois is worried about its,
offense, since tailback Chubby
Phillips was the leading rusher
with only 68 yards. The total
passing was 47 yards. The only
bright spot is kicker Danny Bea-
ver, who was two for two and
had a Big Ten record taken
away when he kicked a 55-yard
field goal. But Iowa was penal-
ized on the play, and Coach
Blackman decided to go for the
touchdown, instead.
Missouri has a powerful of-
fense, led by tailback Tony Gal-
breath. He ran for 120 yards
and threw one pass for eleven
yards against Alabama. Quar-
terback Steve Pisarkiewics is
supposed to be a top-notch pass-
er, although he had a poor show-
ing against Alabama, three for
ten, good for 40 yards.
Illinois is worried about Tony
Galbreath. The Illini figure if
he can be stopped, so can the
ANOTHER Big Ten team
which has a tough home open-
er is Purdue. The Fighting Irish
of Notre Dame, ranked ninth,
beat Boston Collegedhandily,
17-3. Purdue was shocked by
Northwestern last weekend,
The Boilermakers weren't
emotionally ready for North-
western as the coaching staff
felt the whole team was a step
behind. Coach Agase should
have no trouble getting his team
ready for Notre Dame.
Defensively, the Irish were
stubborn throughout the whole
game and Purdue's main con-
cern will be trying to crack the
stubborn Notre Dame defense.
PEOPLE ARE talking upset

at Indiana as the Hoosiers feel
that they have a shot to knock
off sixth-rated Nebraska. Indi-
ana edged Minnesota, 20-14, and
Nebraska squeezed by LSU 10-7,
last week.
Coach Corso of Indiana feels
his defense will be the key to
the game. "I think we can win,"
he explained. "If we can play
solid defense and keep our
poise, we'll give them a game."
The Gophers of Minnesota
play their home opener against
Western Michigan. Minnesota
was edged 20-14 last Saturday,
by Indiana, and Western has
lost twice, 34-0 to Central Mich-
igan and 27-21, to Akron.
J. D. Pride ground out 167
yards, and quarterback Tony
Dungy passed for 96 yards in
the Indiana contest. The Go-
phers felt the main reason they
were defeated was their con-
sistently bad field position.
WESTERN expects Minnesota
to play a very physical game.
The Gophers hope this game
will help them against Michigan,
Ohio State, and Illinois, since
Western runs a similar style of
offense and defense.
Meanwhile, Iowa travels to
Syracuse. The Hawkeyes, who
lost to Illinois, face a tough
Syracuse squad that beat Vil-
lanova last weekend, 24-17.
The Wisconsin Badgers, try-
ing to overcome the drubbing by
the Wolverines, play South Da-
kota at Wisconsin. The Badgers
hope they can get a better per-
formance out of their offense.
Northwestern, still smiling
over its dumping of Purdue,
plays at home against North-
ern Illinois. The Wildcats would
be ecstatic if they could man-
age two wins in a row.
Big 10 Standings
Ohio State 1 0 0
Illinois 1 0 0
Indiana 1 0 0
Northwestern 1 0 0
Iowa 0 1 0
Minnesota 0 1 0
Purdue - 0 1 0
Wisconsin 0 1 0
Michigan State 0 1 0
Stanford at MICHIGAN
Penn State at Ohio State
Miami (Ohio) at Michigan
Missouri at Illinois
Notre Dame at Purdue
Indiana at Nebraska
Western Michigan at Minnesota
lowi' at Svr-cuse
Northern Illinois at
So"th Dakota at Wisconsin


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