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Page Eight


Sunday, October 12, 1975

D efense
Some must be
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la ett,


MSU frustrated ..
. . once again
FOR THE SIXTH consecutive year those people from that other
school must endure another humbling-must swallow their
pride and remain in Michigan's shadow. They thought this was
the year, this was finally the year the Spartans could kick a
little sand on the egos of the cross-state rivals.
But it was not to be as Michigan subdued Michigan State
16-6 yesterday burning the ignominy of being number two into the
hearts of Red Cedar rooters everywhere.
Signs on dorm windows around campus before the game en-
thusiastically rallied the Spartans: "Big Green Machine roll over
Bo's Blues," "Michigan will tbe amaized and bruised," and other
signs expressing more profane sentiments.
Michigan State students all week guarded "Sparty," a
statue of "The Spartan" in the center of campus, to dis-
courage traditional defacing by imaginative Michigan fans.
Michigan is everpresent in the consciences of everyone at
MSU. Both athletics and academia at Michigan State are con-
stantly compared to Michigan.
On the football field the comparisons continue and once
again the Green and White came up second, collapsing some-
what characteristically in the fourth quarter.
The whole character of the Spartan football team reflected
this frusration and the contrasing nature of Michigan and Mich-
igan State football..
The Spartans played as if every play, every yard, every
tackle meant the difference between victory or defeat. Mich-
igan meanwhile played completely conscious that victory is
earned gradually, that almost every failure is granted a
second chance, that every success must be guarded against
consequent failure.
In the first quarter Michigan State middleguard Tom Stan-
dal was detected piling on Michigan quarterback Rick Leach.
Several teammates slapped him on the shoulderpads for his
fifteen yard mistake and he was taken out of the game. Michigan
was charged with two personal fouls in the first quarter, neither
of which evoked much reaction from either teammates or bench.

(Continued from Page 1)
At that point, the freshman
threw one of his two comple-
tions of the afternoon to wing-~
back Jim Smith for a gain of 131
During the following down,1
Leach threw to Smith but thet
pass was broken up by corner-~
back Joe Hunt. That made it
four and four on the State 16
and the kicking team came onto
the field. The score was soonf
tied at three apiece.
In making the three-pointer,1
Wood set a Michigan record forz
-number of field goals kicked in1
one season.' By the end of thel
game the junior made his elev-
enth out of thirteen attempts.
Both Mike Lantry and Dana
Coin held the record at eight
STATE fumbled on its next1
drive: It resembled the firstl
quarter series very closely. The
Spartans marched 54 yards
down the field when Jackson
ran up through the middle, got
nailed by linebacker Calvinf
O'Neal and lost the ball to right
tackle Greg Morton.
The Wolverines capitalized onf
the Snartan misfortune with at
Wood field goal from the Michi-
gan State 29. The Snartans on
the kin-koff rpturned the ball 17
yards from their five.
The next time the Wolverines
Pot the ball was on their tenl
vard line. Leach, on a aiarter-
hpnk sneak Pained fontr yards,
hbt on the following nlav passed
wud' to Keith Johnson who was
+ntarhare near t', hall and itt
was intercepted by Mike Diida.
TTF CPAQT&kNR ran out of~
of time in the half before they3
corld more the ball.
c"lri" the third auarter. MSTI
canitali7ed on a dronned wunt byi
safety Dwight Hicks. Kirker3
To n Powers booted the hall 48
1Tar+; to the State 49 where
Lui~kC let the hail slip through
h"s hanms a~d tailback Richard
FWas r ' 'foter~d. .
{Mkin good on the t'irnover,
the Snartans rushed on four
nlays and got down to the Mich-
igan '76 where they were fourth'
anti five. Nielsen came on the
field and attempted a 43-yard
field goal which was good and
tied the score until the fourth
THE W()LVETNE got into
good scoring position later on in;
the third on the State 20 but
failed to gain from it as Leach
mishandled the ball onathe op-
tion and fumbled.
Michigan's first five carries.
in the fourth quarter were for
short rushing yardage that1
brought the ball from the MSUI
35 to 19. During this series,1

Michigan elected to run the ball
on a fourth and one situation.
Leach kept the ball and took it
around right end bumbling along
the way, but somehow persisted
long enough to gain two yards.
Then the quarterback gave
Bell the ball on the option and
the tailback waltzed his way
into the end zone ending the 71-
yard drive begun in the third
period. Wood made the point
after touchdown for his seventh
tally of the game.
ON THE kickoff, Baes fum-
bled the ball into the end zone,
recovered it and ran 20 yards to
be brought down by wolfman
Don Dufek. During the return,
defensive end Eric Phelps
rushed down the turf, got to the
goal line, cramped up and fell
to the ground.
Evidently, the junior damaged
his left knee ligaments and may
be but for the remainder of the
Following an incomplete pass
play to split end Dane Fortney,
Jeff Perlinger sacked Baggett
for a loss of four. The Spartan
quarterback gained that yard-
age back in the carry but it was
fourth and ten and Powers had
to punt.
HE BOOTED with the wind at
his back a 38-yard punt to Jim
Smith who scampered back 13
yards to the State 45.
Lytle gained 33 yards during
his next carry to put the ,Wol-
verines in good field goal posi-
tion. Wood kicked from the
Spartan 17 into the uprights for
the final score of the ballgame.

Daily Photo by SCOTT ECCKER
MICHIGAN QUARTERBACK Rick Leach (7) rolls right in action yesterday against Michigan State. Leading his interference
is guard Mark Donohue (60) while Rob Lytle prepares to stop a pursuing Spartan defender. The Wolverine ground attack
rolled for 258 yards in the victorious effort.



Spartans spiUtter
Downs 14 17
hing'(att/yds) 52-258 52-117
ing (att/com/int) 2-6-1 10-16-0
;ing yards 28 121
ibles (no/lost) 3-3 53
alties (no/yds) 2-30 2-28
ting 5-39 7-37



By The Associated Press
COLUMBUS - Pete Johnson,
the nation's leading scorer,
rumbled for three touchdowns
and Archie Griffin rushed for

I over 100 yards in his 26th regu-
This emphasis on the single play, it can be argued, has been lar season football game yester-
responsible for much of the success the Spartans have had the day, powering top-ranked Ohio
past two years. Each of their two big wins the last two years- State to a 49-0 rout of winless
against Ohio State in '74 and Notre Dame just last week-were Iowa.
engineered exclusively by a single big play. d Ohio Staterposted touch-
downs in its first seven posses-
The Sparans were hungry for the "big play" yesterday sions, the last two coming
going several times for the long pass Instead of exploiting after Hayes had called off his
Michigan with short passes. regulars late in the third quar-
But this kind of pressure leaves MSU vulnerable to a let- Cornelius Greene, the Buck-
down. Once another team gets a break or a lead the Spartans eyes' No. 1 quarterback, com-
often make more mistakes and allow more points. The drive pleted all eight passes he threw
that led to Michigan's first field goal was initiated by that for 117 yards, including a nine-,
personal foul on Standal. Michigan's second field goal drive yard touchdown strike to tight
began after a recovery of a Levi Jackson fumble on the Mich- end Larry Kain.
igan 26. Ohio State's versatile ground

total yards. In all, Hayes used managed two
20 backs. in the second
The Buckeyes' defense posted the Badgers v
its second shutout in five starts Marek, who
this season, limiting Iowa to 207 rushing for the
total yards. Badger's only
* * * in the fourth q
Boilers boiled yard plunge.
.bpassed up Mic
WEST LAFAYETTE-Wiscon- Harmon in all
sin's Billy Marek became the scoring.
Big Ten's all-time leading scorer
yesterday, but it took a 40 y,'rd 'ats claw
field goal by Vince Lamia with C EaNTs la
only 9 seconds remaining to liftEVANSTON
Wisconsin past Purdue 17-14. smashed for
and hiorled a
The score was tied with only and Yedva
15 seconds left, but Purdue quar-~Sdortwel
terback Mark Vitali attempted tory over Indi
a desperation pass which Wis- A 23-yard fi
consin intercepted on the Boiler- Mirkomilosfam
maker 23. Lamia came in and of four and o
booted his third three pointer of kin lifted 'ortl
the game. leadt at the half
Purdue took control uarl The relentl
in the game, as Mike Pruitt the ecen-h
scored two first period TD's the second-h
to give the Boilermakers an withJ im Pool
early 14-0 lead. But Lamia from four ya
touchtown. U

field goals late
period ;o draw
within eight.
had 152 yards
t day, scored the
touchdown early
uarter on a three
In doing so, Ye
higan great Tom
time conference

of the season yesterday, with
tailback Jim "Chubby" Phil-
lips scoring three touchdowns in
a single quarter, to defeat Min-
nesota 42-23.
The Gophers scored first on
a first quarter field goal by
Brian Kocourek. But Illinois
quickly erased the deficit
when Lonnie Perrin scored
from the three on the next
series. Phillips then reeled off
three straight TD's to put the
Illini securely in front.
Minnesota quarterback Tony
Dungy completed 14 of 21 passes
for 216 yards and three touch-
downs in a losing cause.


att y,
19 I1
20 1
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3 4
att com int
6 2 1
16 10 04
no yds
2 38
1 14
3 60
2 34
1 15
1 5
2 34




The Michigan State letdown was particularly evident in the
fourth quarter. After the Wolverine touchdown the Spartan
offense was not able to gain a first down until too late..
Defensively Michigan State suffered from a 23-yard jaunt
by fullback Rob Lytle on Michigan's first possession following
the touchdown. This led to another Bob Wood field goal that
put the game out of reach.
"If they get down they stay down," commented Michigan
tailback Gordon Bell, characterizing the Spartans.
In contrast Michigan coolly refused to let mistakes and
breaks take away confidence. Michigan certainly did not over-
whelm Michigan State statistically and lost the ball four times
on 'an interception and three fumbles-compared to three fum-
bles lost by MSU.
While two Michigan fumbles put the Spartans in or near
field goal range, the Michigan defense did not break with the
breaks, did not letdown and give Michigan State touchdowns.

game accounted for 70 plays and'
378 yards. It was so impressive
that the Buckeyes, 2-0 ;n the
Big Ten, did not punt once.
The Buckeyes rolled up 496
I :........., 2 . ................ * e:r.:. ,...........

- Greg Boykin
two touchdowns
scoring pass to
ton yesterday to
tern to , 30-0 v;c-
eld goal by Nick
id touchdown runs
ne yards by Boy-
hwestern to a 17-0
ess Wildcats took
alf kickoff and
rds in 14 plnvs
[er cracking over
ards out for the
nutting the game
Terry Jones of
into the game as
leading passer,
four comnietions
32 nassing vards
way v Dobby
he fourth quarter.
* *

Sox blank,

C iney, 6-0



Big Ten Standings
MICHIGAN 2 0 0 3 0 2;
Ohio State 2 0 0 5 0 0
Illinois 2 0 0 3 2 0
Northwestern 2 0 0 3 2 0
Indiana 1 1 0 2 3 0
Wisconsin 1 1 0 2 3 0
Michigan State 0 2 0 3 2 0
Minnesota 0 2 0 3 2 0
Iowa 0 2 0 0 5 0
Purdue 0 2 0 0 5 0

oat of reach.
Tndiana came1
the Big Ten's
hut w's held t
and a total of
hefore giving
Grossman in th

By The Associated Press
BOSTON - Crafty Luis Tiant
baffled Cincinnati with a va-
riety of speeds and motions and
started Boston's winning six-run
rally with his first hit in three
years yesterday, as the Red Sox
beat the Reds 6-0 in the opening
game 'of the World Series.
Tiant, 34, was locked in a
tense, scoreless pitching duel
with young lefthander Don Gul-
let until the seventh inning.
The veteran right-hander,
who finished with a five-hit-
ter, led off the seventh with a
single to left. Sox manager
Darrell Johnson ordered a sac-
rifice by Dwight Evans.
The bunt was fielded by Gul-

lett, who tried to get Tiant at
second. His throw was low and
late, and the Red Sox had men
on first and second with no outs.
Denny Doyle singled to load
the bases, and then Carl Yas-
trzemski lined a run-scoring
single to right. Clay Carroll re-
lieved Gullett, and forced in the
second run by walking Carlton
Will McEnaney relieved Car-
roll, and struck out rookie Fred
Lynn. But then Rico Petrocelli
drilled a two-run single to left
to give Boston a 4-0 lead. An-
other single by Rick Burleson,
his third hit of the game, and
Cecil Cooper's sacrifice fly com-
pleted the scoring.

Tiant, meanwhile, had little
trouble with the Cincinnati
lineup, striking out three and
walking two. The shutout was
only the sixth of the season
against Cincinnati, and the
first World Series complete
game shutout since Bob Gib-
son blanked Detroit 4-0 in 1968.
The Reds' biggest threat was
in the seventh, when Yastrzem-
ski made a diving catch, and
Carlton Fisk threw out a run-
ner trying to steal, killing a po-
tential rally.
The Red Sox had 12 hits. To-
day's game pits Bill Lee against
Jack Billingham. Game time is
1 p.m.

CIGhergs buried
CHAMPAIGN - Illinois un-
leashed it's best offensive show

Well, that other school will be back next year, greener
meaner than ever, and inevitably just as susceptible.


De fense stops

Special To The Daily
EAST LANSING-I used to have night-
mares about being chased relentlessly.
My pursuers were generally big, mean
and very frightening. Yesterday after-
noon, before a national TV audience, I
experienced deja-vu.
Fortunately, in this instance, I was just
an observer. Poor Charlie Baggett lived
my bad dream for me. Poor Charlie spent
this year's game for supremacy of the
State running for his life.
HE WAS chased by three-quarters of a
ton of Michigan defense, and you'd better
believe they were frightening. Calvin
O'Neal and Greg Morton led the fierce
assault with outstanding accompaniment
'by Dan Jilek, Mike Holmes, Dave Devich,
Jeff Perlinger, Don Dufek, and Tim Davis.
Baggett was sacked four times in the
final quarter for a net loss of 47 yards.
The entire MSU offense could only gener-
ate 21 total yards on the ground in 27
attempts in the second half. Regardless of

ball out there, not as individuals, but as
a team."
Calvin's attitude seems to be infectuous.
Morton, who has had several statistically
impressive showings this season is also
primarly concerned with the performances
of the defense as a unit.
"AT THE BEGINNING of the year I
was anxious to win recognition for my-
self," stated the defensive .tackle who had
eight solo and five assisted tackles yes-
terday. "I felt that I had a good shot at
all-Big Ten honors."
"But now that seems like it's not too
important. When I get out there and I'm
surrounded by guys like Calvin, Timmy
(Davis) and Duf (ek)," he continued, "I
realize that it's silly to think about one
As trite as these statements may ap-
pear, they were uttered with the utmost
sincerity. The players graciously accept
any recognition, but most are quick to
commend their comrades when questioned
about their success.
Perhaps this "cohesiveness" is the

m co
times have we witnessed opposition quar-
terbacks deliver the ball generously into
the waiting arms of a Michigan player
only to see that player spurn the oppor-
tunity and cast the ball to the turf? Al-.
ready this year I can remember at least
seven occasions when an interception'
should have been made and wasn't.
Obviously this doesn't upset the gener-
ous quarterbacks as much as it does
Michigan supporters or coaches, but the
guilty players are by far the most con-
When questioned about his apparent in-
ability to pull in these interceptions, Cal-
vin O'Neal not only looked ashamed, but
he stated his disappointment.
"I know, I know," he replied. "I'm
really going to work on that. I was sur-
prised when the ball came right to me,
but there's no excuse for dropping it."
Despite this problem, the defense seems
to be shaping tip as one of the finest in the
country. Co-captain Don Dufek (who, in-
cidently, ABC designated as this week's
"Chevy" defensive heavy) has received
most of the acclaim to date, but the unit

Nnrthwestrn 30. Indiana 0
Ohio St. 49, Iowa 0
Illinois 42. Minnesota 23
Wiwconsin 17, Purdue 14
Auburn 15, Kentucky 9
Navy 10, .Syracuse 6
Arkansas 41, Baylor 3
UCLA 31. Stanford214
Nebraska 16, Kansas 0
Maryland 37. North Carolina St. 22
Missouri 41. Oklahoma St. 14
Oklahoma 24. Texas 17
Brown 27, Yale 12
Penn St. 39, West Virginia 0
Brigham 28, Air Force 14
Texas A&M 38, Texas Tech 9
Iowa St. 17, Kansas St. 7
Southern Cal 28, Washington 10
Beelcy St. Profits 0
Amherst 21, Bowdoin 12
Col-ate 20. Holy Cross 14
D~art mouth 19. Penn 14
Du'ke 21, Army 10
Lehigh 34. Rutgers 20
Massachusetts 21. Boston U 0
Clemson 16. Wake Forest 14
Georcia n Tech 38 Virginia
Military 6
Virginia Tech 13. Florida St. 10
Bowling Green 24, Toledo 17
Central Michig'an 20,
Eastern Mich. 7
Grand Valley 38. Ferris St. 7
miin,i (hio) 10. Dayton 0
Harvard 35, Columbia 30
Princeton I6. Cornell 8
Flori'a 35. Vanderbilt 0
Nntre Diame 21. N. Carolina 14
co-tdh arnlina 41. Virginia 14
l)p'in'vrp ?9. Conniectiut 0
Alahamna 52. Washington 0


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