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Friday, October 3, 1975,


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Friday, October 3, 1975 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Eleven





By RICK BONINO dent proofreader's ner
When the average Michigan came into that game to
the Tigers to three last-r
sports fan thinks of Tigers, he scores and has remained
probably thinks "tame" - an souri's field general ever
impression gathered from De- The 6-3, 197 junior has
" troit's dismal baseball Ben- Tetdo6-3 fhs as
nected on half his pass'
gals.far this season while also
But a different breed of cat I ning well.
hits Michigan Stadium tomor-I On the receiving end,
row when some not-so-toothless souri boasts a talented
Tigers, Missouri football - style, end tandem of Henry
>::;: ::::invade the Wolverines' lair to s lanr
<">....give Michigan perhaps its M ar s hal1, who s u
>'>."toughest non-conference tilt of ed through a disappol]
q p, the year. 1974 season, surprisingly]I
Before the season, Missouri the squad with 11 cat
appeared inexperienced and for 200 yards and three sc
questionable, splitting only Galbreath also offersI
eight returning starters be- I;kiewicz a potent target,
tween the offensive and de- ing second on the tea
Kfensive units. catches. The 6-1, 225 formes
However, coach Al Onofrio back catches the ball alms
has combined an impressive of- well as he throwsmit.
fense with a young, bend-but- Galbreath has complete
not-break defense enroute to seven of his career option
Michig trounced 4 .-17 a 3-0 mark and the No. 5 spot es, including a touchdown
Michgan rouned, 0n1
in both wire service polls. against Wisconsin last wee
The Tigr' PowrI atak Lo frGabat n
IN A SCENE from Michigan's last home defeat, Missouri fullback Ron McBride (32) is shown relies on Two playower- wattwn onL tefround altrah
on his way to going 49 yards in 17 carries. An unidentified Wolverine defender makes the stop their spurs in last year's upset Gallop", who developed qt
of Nebraska - quarterback last season after waiting
with Michigan middle guard Henry Hill (38) in pursuit. The two teams go at it again tomor- Steve Pisarkiewicz and tailback games for his first start
Tony Galbreath. racked up 322 yards and
row. Pisarkiewicz, Missouri's resi- touchdowns so far. Galbre

nesis, .'not disappointed in him. He's young and we've got a long way
guide still learning the spot and he's to go.
period " a good football player." Though the defensive back-
Mis- Missouri's blockers up front field was expected to oversha-
since. have also held up well. Return- dow an inexperienced front sev-
con- ing starters Mike Owens at tac- en, the Tigers have actually
es so Spo r s kle and Morris Towns at cen- fared better against the run.
run- . NIGHT EDITOR: 'ter lead a young, rebuilt Bengal Senior defenseive end Bob Mc-
line. Roberts keys a relatively light
Mis. ANDY GLAZER Even when the Tiger offense (220 lb. average) line, and soph-
split ..................stalls they can score-if they're omore tackle Keith Morrissey
Mar- ..within fifty yards, that is. Kick- has also excelled.
ssart. backup, junior Jornel Williams, er Tim Gibbons, recovered from Onofrio has gambled and won
offer- can also perform well when last season's back problems, with two highly 'inexperienced
iiting needed. has clicked on seven of hisI juniors, Tom Hodge and Bill
leads Senior John Blakeman, in his eight soccer-style kicks.I Culp, at linebacker.
ches first year at fullback and also Gibbons' distance amazes The somewhat leaky Tiger
ores, his first year of health, has as much as his percentage. secondary nonetheless fea-
Pisar- come on strong as Galbreath's Four of his boots have travel- tures the Big Eight's Defen-
rank- running mate. In addition to led at least 44 yards, and his sive Player of the Week, cor-
m in rushing for 200 yards so far, only miss came from 56 yards nerback Ken Downing. The
r full- Blakeman has developed into a away. senior leads Missouri with two
ost as tough blocker.3 Missouri's offense can't af- interceptions and also han-
Sloallack Joe Stewart also' ford to stall if its defense con- dies kick return duties. ;
"d all blocks impressiveybut hastinues to deteriorate. After Despite some defensive laps-
pass- holding owerful Alabama toemrsv
contributed little else A high- es, the Tigers have managed to
toss ly - touted sophomore sprinter one touchdown in a season-open- score enough points to win,
ek. with 9.6 speed, Stewart has ing upset, Tiger defenders sur- and that's an unbeatable com-
struggled while adjusting to a rendere 2 points to Illinois bination. Still, Onofrio and his
uTony newv position after spending ad2 oWsosn charges realize the defense
uickly last season at tailback.eig "We're not a great defen- may well have to perform bet-
five sive team," Onofrio said. "We ter to keep the act going against
has "He has to learn to run fast just caught Alabama by sur- Michigan.
three and still be in position to catch prise and overachieved, and "We'll just go up there (Ann
Bath's the ball," Onofrio said. "I'm it's hard to live up to. Arbor) with a good attitude and
"We expected inexperience," see what happens," Downing
Onofrio added. "Our defense is said.
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Earl plays crucial ..
HE .. n ;Saturdays game
WHEN WISCONSIN'S Mike Morgan returned a punt 60 yards to;
the Michigan 13 yard line in the third quarter of the 1975;
season opener, the veteran Wolverine defensive line moved in and
stopped the Badgers cold.
But when the more inexperienced Michigan secondary failed'
to keep Stanford pinned back on its own 2 yard line in third
quarter action the next week, the pass defenders seemed to
suffer a letdown and were unable to contain Mike Cordova's
aerial attack for the rest of the game.
Momentum in a football game turns against a team when its
players make unfortunate mistakes and are unable to shrug them
off. When Bo Schembechler speaks of a lack of senior leader-
ship thus far, he is bemoaning the failure of someone to take
charge and prevent adversity from feeding upon itself.
Without such leadership, a few key mistakes can reverse
the trend of a whole game. And, more importantly, several
games of this type may start a team on a slide that will last
throughout a season.
That's why the Missouri game this Saturday is so important
to the Wolverines. Don't believe for a minute that this is only a
non-conference game-that Michigan can loose and still come back
to win the Big Ten championship. If they don't win this week-
end_ it' s ndl ve Pnsndenfo anothe er

By ED LANGE Michigan has been beaten at with a much ballyhooed offense,
The year 1969 was a goodI home. led by their great running back
year for Michigan football. A TOMORROW'S g a n e takes Joe Moore and quarterback
new coach with a long name place exactly six years to the Terry McMillan. Wingback Jon
undertook thae ts onsngm'date of the 1969 encounter. Both Staggers was McMillan s favo-
some lost pride to the Michig teams occupy almost the same rite target.
footballscene. Glenn E. "Bo" ranking in the UPI nr)Il that they MICHIGAN opened the scor-
Schembechier left Miami of did then: Missouri was 9th, they ing with a 40 yard field goal by
Ohio and arrived on the Mich- are now 5th and Michigin was Tim Killian. The Blue seemed
igan campus and with him came 13th, they are now 12th The to have the situation under con-
new glory for Michigan fontball. point spreaddin 1969 was Mc.h- trol when they held Missouri
izan by 3 and Jimmy the t-reek t
It was the year of THE upset ha Myian f dy 8 and Barry Pierson re urned the
as the Blue dumped number one has Michigan favored by 8 for punt 35 yards to the Tiger 47.
ranked Ohio State fora piece tomorrow's game. The Wolverines mar:hed dawn
of the Big Ten championSnip The Michigan lineup was dot- to the ten but on the first play
and won the right to go for the ted with names who have now of the second period Moorhead
roses. become familiar to Michigan rolled out to his left into a maze
THEY LOST three games that fans - quarterback Don Moor- of Tigers.
year-arch-rival Michigan State head, tailback Glenn Doughty, The ball was jarred loose and
Missouri and USC in thetRose and tight end Jim Mandich on Missouri recovered on its 18.
Bowl. offense, and Tom Darden (the On their first play from scrim-
Missouri administered a 40-17 first wolfman), Tom Curtis, mage, Staggers tok a short
pasting to the Blue in the third Barry Pierson, Henry Hill and swing pass and cambled 45
game of the season in Michigan Marty Huff on defense. yards to the Michigan 34. One
Stadium. It was the last time Missouri came into Ann Arbor play later Tom Darden made
an unbelievable interception and
it appeared the Maize and Blue
had weathered the storm.
g Glenn Doughty then fumbled
teaiaa On the first play and Mizzou got
a 26 yard field goal. With the
score tied 3-3, Missouri kicked
off and two plays later Moor-
head was intercepted and had

Wolverines narrow the gap to
24-17, thanks to an opportunistic
defense. Barry Pierson returned
a punt 48 yards to the Missouri
10 and fullback Garvie Craw
scored three plays later from
the one. Craw scored again a
few plays later as the defense
recovered a fumble deep in Mis-
souri territory.
IT WAS AS close as the Blue
were to get on that fateful day.
The Tigers bagged 16 points in
the final period to complete the

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SPECIAL-Every Tuesday & Friday


he e, thea gu verrZnes put V dt al1C to- . f DON'T know what to do?" cried Linda DuRoss to a sym-" ; I
Maybe this will be the week the Wolverines put it all to-IY tomk a ucdwnsvg
gether. It's not going to happen though, if the Blue make early pathetic friend. "That boy who sits near me in accounting-- tackle at the 10 yard line.
istakes, for as Schembechler put it: he said I was pretty, that I had a nice smile, was pleasant and It was the beginning of the
"Football is a psychological game. Last year if the offense that he'd like to go out with me." end for Michigan as the Tigers
fumbled heck, the defense was going to shut them out anyway. "What's the problem, then?" asked Linda's surprised friend. reeled off 21 unanswered points
When we fumbled against Baylor last week, the youngsters on "He won't go out with me unless I enter griddes. He says bThe third quarter saw the
offense got down on themselves, and the defense got down on it's the mark of a well rounded
themselves because they allowed Baylor to score and didn't pick person.d
thhe ofneu."Linda, you know, even if he
e offense ichig turns out to be a big zero, The Rudolf Steiner Institute of the Great Lakes Area
No, Michigan has to take command early. And it's not there's still that Thompson's rib H
merely a question of avoiding turnovers or making open field dinner to be won." ART & H EALI NG
tackles, it's preventing the little mistakes as well. "You know what? This might
Watch the first few medium depth passes Missouri throws, be a pretty good deal all the a PUBLIC LECTURE by
and see how Michigan's defensive backs react to the ball. Even way around."
vhen teams have completed passes against the Blue in the past, Get those griddes in by mid- Dr. L .s
be receiver has payed a price physically. It hasn't been hap- night Friday.
Qnig hisyer, ndthereult hve ee obios.1. Missouri at MICHIGAN (pick DATE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1975
Cening this year, and the results have been obvious. o score) TIME: 3:30 p.m.
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Games are won or lost (or even tied) up front. Particularly 8. Ohio State at UCLA
watch this aspect on third down and short yardage situations. 9. Miami (Ohio) at Purdue
Check the amount of times that Michigan has second or 11. Air Force at Navy
hird down with more than five yards to go. When things go 12. Army at Stanford
sadly on an early down of a series, an inexperienced team will 13. San Jose St. at California
end to press to make up for the deficiency. That's when the big 14. Oklahoma at Colorado
nistakes start occurring. 15. Princeton at Columbia
The opposite is true on defense (does Missouri have a lot of 16. Florida at LSU
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