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Sunday, October'' 19, 1975

Page Eight THE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday, October 19, 1975







Wolverines tie

rushing record

(Continued from Page 1)
Fullback Rob Lytle literallyE
controlled the ball on the next
two drives; carrying four times'
for 35 yards en route to Michi-
gan's third score, and. twice on
the Wlverine's two-play, 62-
yard scoring march, including a
47 yard touchdown dash.
The old 69

First downs 3
Rushing (att/yds) 69-57
Passing (att/com/yds) 5-2-
Passing yards 32
Fumbles (no/lost) , 3-2
Penalties (no/yds) 2-3
att p
Huckleby 18 1
Lytle 8 1
Bell 14 I
Elzinga 9
Leach 6
Davis 9
Carian 1
Boykin 19
Whims 7


1 7.1

BOB Wood's fourth straightI
conversion made it 28-0, and
after the defense held the Wild-
cats once again to three plays
and a punt, Schembechler sent
in his reserve backfield. Michi-
gan managed their fifth con-
secutive scoring drive, capped
by Elzinga's perfect 20-yard
toss to wingback Jim Smith.
Wood's extra point attempt
sailed wide and Michigan led
With Schembechler getting a
look at his younger players on
offense, the defense stole the
spotlight in the third quarter.
The offense gave away two scor-
ing opportunities while the de-
fense continued to slam the door
on any Wildcat threats.
Linebacker Dave Devich
scored the only touchdown of
the period ,returning his inter-
ception of a Randy Dean pass
23-yards with 2:13 to go. As the
quarter closed, Mike Holmes
recovered a Greg Boykin fum-
ble on the Northwestern 43.
Michigan humiliated North-
western in the final quarter as
they unleashed a four touch-
down attack. Nine seconds into
the period, freshman tailback
Harlan Huckleby demonstrated
his 9.5 speed as he took Elzin-
ga's pitch and raced 27-yards
for Michigan's seventh score.

falling into the hands of cor-
nerback Jim Pickens. The
Maiz6 and Blue stormed 28
yards in four plays, with Huck-
leby going in from the one for
six more points.
The last drive the offense put
together took nine plays and
,covered 83 yards. Elzinga ran
it in for the score on a 12 yard
jaunt through the bewildered
Wildcat tacklers. Freshman
placekicker Greg Willner split
the uprights on his third of four
final quarter conversions to give
the Wolverines a 62 point mar-

great yet, but our progress has
been just as expected: terrific.
We moved the ball well. The
quarterbacks did a fine job
reading the . defense, and we
looked really sharp."
Schembechler was obviously
very happy about a game he
thoight, "might be trouble for
"LAST NIGHT I looked at the
film (of Northwestern) and I
was worried," Schembechler
said. "I went down to some of
t e players' .rooms and tried
to get everybody up for the

Freshman Seabron scored the game. I really shook some of
tenth touchdown with 33 sec- those kids up."

onds remaining as he wrestled
the ball from Northwestern
quarterback Kim Girkins and
ran untouched for forty yards.

Michigan's "shaken up"
troops escaped the game with
relatively few injuries. Rick
Leach twisted his knee and
was reported feeling fine after



Boothe 3
Girkins 4
att com
Leach 2 1
Elzinga 3 1
Dean 11 2
Girkins 2 0

55 2.9
26 3.7
13 3.2:
11 3.7
4 1.3
-16 14.0
int yds
o 1
1 20
z I
1 24
0 0

THE most encouraging aspect the game. Third - string quar-
of the victory, according to the terback Rob Carian wasn't as
Michigan coaching staff, was fortunate. While guiding the
the performance of the young team on his first full series
offensive line. ever he suffered what might be
Paul Schudel, who coaches ! a broken jaw. He was taken to
the offensive wall, stated "We the University hospital for x-
(the offensive line) are not 1 rays.

Daily Photo by KEN FINK
FRESHMAN FULLBACK Russell Davis eludes a Northwestern tackler as he tallies additional yardage during fourth quar-
ter action yesterday afternoon. Davis, along with the other Michigan runners tied a Big Ten record by totaling 573 yards in
a single game. Three Maize and Blue runners cracked the 100-yard mark in the process of tying the previous record. Michigan
State get the mark in 1971 when Spartan runners went wild against Purdue.

J. Smith

i 2


yds ip ON Northwestern's first play
32 20 !following the kickoff, freshman
is 15 defensive end Tom Seabron
9 9 forced another fumble, this one

Bilue sunk 1



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Bes Aggies win tourney,
V- ATTT IrAITDIY)1VT T nu l- -- .--I- *


By The Associated Press rammed across for touchdowns
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Archie of one and five yards as the un-
Griffin extended his traditional defeated Buckeyes posted their
rushing record and Pete John- sixth victory of the season.
son scored his 15th and 16th Safety Tim Fox provided the
touchdowns of the college foot- most electrifying play of the
ball season yesterday, as top- day, however, as he returned a
ranked Ohio State trounced Wis- Wisconsin punt 75 yards for his
consin 56-0. first college touchdown.
in 15 tries, the 27th consecutive defense recovered five of 10
game of 100 or more yards rush- Wisconsin fumbles and inter-
ing for the 1974 Heisman Trophy cepted a pass to thwart any of-
winner. fensive efforts by the Badgers.
Johnson, the junior fullback Three of those recoveries led
and the nation's leading scorer, to Buckeye touchdowns.
29-20 Hindsig9ht
John Pont.. .
.aclass'y goiy
WOODY HAYES take note. Some college football coaches could
teach you a lot about class.
John Pont is definitely one of them.
It has to be difficult to be friendly or gracious when your
team has i-st been beaten 69-0. It's tougher still when you en-
tered the game feeling you had a chance to win.
But Pont was all of that and more. From the time he started
talking to renorters until everyone had gone home, he handled
an obviously humiliating situation without excuse, bitterness, or
complaint. Nobody would have blamed him if he hadn't talked at
Talk he did though, and his comnments revealed a unique
glimpse -of a man who had just suffered a crushing setback.
"They got to us very quickly," Pont noted. "It shook
our confidence. They overpowered us so early that our kids
were afraid to keep going with our game plan."'
'M' looks good
Is Michigan that good, coach?
"They're certainly one of the top teams in the country,"
he responded. "They're one of the best tackling teams I've ever
seen. And their defensive pursuit; I guess the best word for
it would be relentless."
"Michigan's offense was obviously impressive as well," he
continued. "One of the people that impressed me most was Lytle.
He may be small for a fullback, but the way he 'hits the hole
so quickly, he doesn't need size."
Er, uh, uh, how about your own team?
"No, we're not that bad. We've made progress in a lot
of areas. Today is the first time I've been disappointed. It
isn't a question of ability so much as that we just lost our
Did you feel that Michigan ran up the score?
"Definitely not. They played practically everyone they had.
Bell only played a quarter. You can't tell your second and third
string kids not to try - this is their chance to impress the
Finally, Coach Pont, how do you bring a team back from a
defeat like this one?
"I've always thought it was easier to bring a team back
from a zap like this one than from a real heartbreaker. This
game was over so early that everyone had time to adjust to it.
The toughest thing will be watching the films - then I'll be mad
as hell." -
"Remember, we play Wisconsin who lost 56-0 today. They're
in the same boat we are."
Recruiting woes
It would be nice to prognosticate a bright future for John

' ,

Spartans bag it
Charlie Baggett scored on a six-
yard run and linebacker Paul
Rudzinski rambled 27 yards with
a pass interception seconds lat-
er in the third period to help
Michigan State snap a 22-year
victory drought at Minnesota
with a 38-15 victory over the

yards for a touchdown early in
the fourth .quarter to give Illi-
nois a 24-20 lead after Beaver
had booted a. record 57-yard
field goal in the third period.
Beaver's field goal broke the
modern Big Ten record of 55
yards by Bill Cairnes of Ohio
State against Illinois in 1966.1

Michigan proved to be too gra-
cious a host yesterday, as they
dropped the final game of the
Michigan Invitational Water
Polo Tournament to Texas A&M
by the score of 12-10. The Ag-
bies, by virtue of their 3-0 rec-
ord in the two days of compe-
tition, were the champions of
the round robin tournev

scoedtheegoals in les
than a minute to ice the
game for Texas A&M. In all,
Bill and Jim each scored four
goals, and together they
scored all their team's goals
in both the second and last
Coach Stu Isaac couldn't hide
his disappointment after the
game. "This was the game we

Sp'orts of the IDaiiy
Clubbers nailed
BLOOMINGTON Michigan's field hockey team suffered
their fourth defeat in six attempts yesterday, losing to Indiana
University, 7 to 0. The Hoosier clubbers dominated the game
statistically, outshooting Michigan 24 to 6.
"The score isn't indicative," assistant coach Phyllis
Weikert said. "It wasn't really that one-sided. We didn't
really capitalize on our scoring opportunities," Weilkert said
of the Michigan attack.,
The Wolverines return home Monday afternoon to face the
clubbers from Wayne State University. Game time is 4 p.m. on
the field hockey grounds next to the baseball stadium.
-Mike Wilson
Kickers knocked
The Michigan soccer team dropped its first home game of
the season to the Spring Arbor Cougars; 4-1, before approximately
sixty soggy fans on the Tartan turf last night.
Michigan took an early lead as All-Midwest .forward Chip
Fowler scored in the opening minutes of the first half. But, a
quick Spring Arbor team came back as All-Midwest captain Tim
McVay scored on a penalty kick.
Spring Arbor's Howard Taylor scored a goal on an assist
by McVay late in the half to take a 2-1 lead. Two evenly
spaced goals in the second period secured the win.
Spring Arbor, now 8-2-2, was < expected to be Michigan's
toughest opponent of the season.
Steve Olsen, acting coach, felt Michigan played well despite
the loss: "We played really well, especially in the first half,"
he remarked. The loss drops Michigan's record to 0-4-1.
Next home action is Tuesday night when Michigan takes on
Eastern Michigan. Game time is 7:00.
-Kathy Henneghan

y- really needed to win in order to
Gophers yesterday. Iowa rejoices The closeness of the final gain recognition," he pointed
SOPHOMORE placekicker BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Half- score was not reflected in the out. -He seemed concerned about
Hans Nielsen, who also kicked back Jim Jensen scored twice first period play. The Wolver- his team's failures to win close
five Michigan State extra points, on long touchdown runs and ines scored four unanswered games. They have lost four of
kicked a 24-yard field goal and rushed for an Indiana stadium goals in the seven minute ses- their games by a total of five
Tyrone Wilson scored on a short record 202 yards yesterday, sion, as they sparkled on both i goals, including tl)ree 11-10
run with 1:11 left to give the leading Iowa past Big Ten foot- defense and offense. losses.
j Spartans their first conference ball foe Indiana 20-10 for the However, Texas A&M, who
win. Hawkeyes' first victory of the lived up to their billing as the
Boilers churn season. best team in the South, bounced SCO RES
back in the second period. The C
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Mark Vi- JENStN, a 6-foot-5, 233-pound brother act of Bill and Jim - - -- - -
tali hurled a clutch 8-yard touch- senior, who had totaled just 131 Yates combined for three COLLEGE FOOTBALL
down pass to Paul Beery with 'yards rushing going into the straight goals, and the Aggies MICHIGAN 69, Northwestern 0
2:32 remaining to give Purdue's game, piled up 104 yards in the were right back in the game. PuMdu38, Minesota 15
Boilermakers a 26-24 victory .yMichigan's Rich Yawitz tallied Iowa 20, Indiana 10
yesterday, spoiling Illinois' first half, 76 of them coming on with a minute left in the period Ohio State 56, wisconsin 0
homecoming before a crowd of his first touchdown in the open- to give the Wolverines a 5-3 Alabama 30, Tennessee 7
61,204. I ingperiod. halftime lead. Colorado 31, Missouri 20
he had Northern Michigan 20, EMU 7
:" -;c:-::::":"::-:By: the time:t::: .h:- Albion 10, K-zoo 7
settled after a hecti t per Texas 24, Arkansas 18
iod, seven shots had found their LSU 17, Kentucky 14
i ig Ten Standing way into the canvas, and Texas South Carolina 35, Mississippi 29
A&M had drawn within one goal, Nebraska 28, Okak oa State 20
CONFERENCE ALL GAMES 8-7. Tulane 16, West Virginia 14
CONFRENE AL GMEi 87 ;N. C. State 21, N Carolina 20
W L T W L T The fourth period, was less Auburn 31, Georgia Tech 27
MICHIGAN 3 0 0 4 0 2 than half a minute old when Bill Kansas 21, Iowa State 10
Ohio State 3 0 0 6 0 0 Yates tied it up for the Aggies. D sAI llBeS vs.Taeyil
Illinois 2 1 0 3 3 0 But Joe Bauer put Michigan Street Gang (Today at 1:00)
Northwestern 2 1 0 3 3 0 back on top with his third goal Oklahoma 25, Kansas State 3
Michigan State 1 2 0 4 2 0 of the game. The teams traded southern California 17, Oregon 3
Iowa 1 2 0 1 s 0 power play goals, and the Wol- Texts A&M 14, Texas Christian 6
t Wisconsin 1 2 0 2 4 0 verines had a tenuous one goal Arizona State 33, ColoradoS tate 3
Wisconsn 1 2 0 2 4 0 lead with less than three mm- Florida 34, Florida State 3
Purdue 1 2 0 1 5 0' utes to go. C Notre Dame 31, Air Force 30
Indiana 1 2 0 2 4 0 But the Yates brothers UCLA 37, washington State 23
Minnesota 0 3 0 3 3 0 changed that quickly, as they Ball State 16, Central Michigan 13
Waynesburg 29, Slippery Rock 7
Adrian 14, Olivet 13
Hope 14, Alma 0
IIri Hiilsdale 10, Wayne State 7
t M I h Affm rt n cMiami, (Ohio) 17, Ohio9


Series postponed
BOSTON - The sixth game of the World Series was post-
poned yesterday until 1 p.m. today because of rain.
The Boston Red Sox and the Cincinnati Reds were scheduled
to play yesterday afternoon at Fenway Parl, but officials an-
nounced in the morning that the game had been called due to
poor weather.
USA takes lead
Cuba picked up only one gold medal of 10 awarded yes-
terday, while the U.S. collected seven, for a 37-31 lead in gold
The overall gold-silver-bronze count for the Americans - who
usually gather two to four times as many golds as their nearest
rival - was 37-32-19.
Ambitious Cuba, which had led the Americans through the
first week of competition by taking 20 of 27 golds in the now-
completed weightlifting, was 31-23-12.


Poor Tom Harmon. Last week, Wisconsin's
running back Bill Marek surpassed Michigan's
'1940 Heisman Award winner for the career rec-
ord for most points scored in the Big Ten.
This week little Gordie Bell forced Harmon
from the number four position in career rush-
ing for Michigan. Bell, who now boasts 2,199
yards via the ground, moved one step closer to
forerunners Billy Taylor (3,072), Ron .Johnson
(2,440) and Ed Shuttlesworth (2,343).
IN YESTERDAY'S 69-0 thrashing of North-
western, Bell gained 100 yards. But the remark-
able feat is that he barely played a full quarter.
"I'm just glad we won," said a modest Bell,
who didn't even know he overtook Harmon until
late after the game. "The line was really good
today. The whole team is blocking well.
"I'm really surprised I passed Harmon," he
continued. "I feel pretty good. I only played
half a quarter."
Bell's first quarter performance, however,
shouldn't take anything away from Michigan's
other runners. After all, the Wolverines tied a
Big Ten record for most yards gained on the
ground in a single game with 573 in 69 attempts.
Michigan State ran for that amount against Pur-
due in 1971.
The list of heroes is countless. Nobody had a
I .1iina.; nwarnapo acz n f c;17an

Defensively the Wildcats only managed to
dron the Wolverines for four yards in total
losses. Paul Maly and Lodi Vercelli each tackled
Michigan quarterback Mark Elzinga for a two-
yard loss. But the 'Z' shouldn't be too upset. He
ended up with 67 yards and a touchdown.
ONE SHOULDN'T be remiss, however, and
forget Michigan's other quarterback. Starter
Rick Leach ran for 56 yards averaging 9.3 a
carry. Freshman fullback Russell Davis also
had an impressive day, with 53 yards in nine
But along with Bell, the man of the hour was
Harlan Huckleby. The freshman from Detroit's
Cass Tech led the Wolverines in rushing with
157 yards in 18 attempts. And the fans went
wild when he turned on his blinding 9.5 speed
and raced for 27 yards and a touchdown in the
final period.
"I'm surprised to be able to play," said
Huckleby, "I felt bad about the fumble (in the
third period on the Northwestern seven yard
line), but I was glad to be back in the game.
"I'm learning to read blocks in college. In
high school you don't read blocks, you just run."
Bell, not at all upset at having to watch on the
sidelines most of the game, said: "We gotta take
a look at the younger kids. Huckleby and the
-others need the experience.
"I Russwe' let them nlav wheni Northwestern

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