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Saturday, November 22, 1975




Saturday, November 22, 1975 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

N. s(inet


MVic i an e e




By ANDY GLAZER another Rose Bowl trip. Michigan State have taken on
There was last year's battle less and less meaning recently.
One thousand ninety-two days. in Columbus, when a 33 yard The Wolverines are supposed to
That's how long every Michigan! field goal in the final seconds wipe those teams out.
senior who cares anything about'would have given Michigan a You're supposed to get an A
The juniors have had it eas- Rose Bowl trip and probable in Spanish 101 after spending
e juniors. hvnational championship. your last six summers in Mex-
ier. 728 days. ico.
The sophomores? A mere 365 _ _ _._
days. Or 8660 hours. Or 537 But Ohio State is different.
wishful thoughts. Or 181 jokes _ The Wolverines are not going
from friends at other univer-;Aitime to clobber a team with that
sidies. Today's Michigan - Ohio many superbly coached, su-
The freshmen haven't had to State State game begins at perbly talented athletes. If
wait. But they're not looking 1:00 p.m. and will be broad- they manage it, Michigan!
forward to starting, either. cast over radio stations fans will be ecstatic.
Waiting. Waiting for re- WWJ-AM (950); WAAM-AM But they're not favored to do
venge. Waiting for another (1600); WPAG - FM (1050); it. Why?
shot at Woody Hayes and the and WUOM-FM (91.7). Tele- A principle reason is that
Ohio State Buckeyes, the team vision coverage begins at Ohio State's record is 10-0, com-,
that is 2-0-1 against the Wol- 12:30 p.m. on channels 7 and pared to Michigan's 8-0-2. While
verines over the past three 24. you have to give OSU points for
seasons - no matter how consistency, many of the prob-
many excuses and explana- lems that caused those two ties
tions Michigan partisans.- of- ITwo feet wide to the left are problems no longer. And in
fer. later, Ohio State was heading this class, an A on the final
west again. Final score, Tom is an A for the course.
It's been a trying three years. Klabon 12, Michigan 10. Three Firstly, Michigan's quarter-
There was the Michigan power- Frty ihgnsqatr
house that went down to Colum- consecutive co-championships. back situation is now in infinite-
bus three years ago. Favored Three straight years watching ly better shape. Just who the
to win the game, they out-gain- eBukeyes play USC on New starter was to be was still in.
ed, out-played and out-classed doubt, causing both Rick Leach
Woody's "rebuilding" team all Those are painful memories I and Mark Elzinga to play too,
day, for Michigan fans, which cautiously.
Two fourth down goal line seems kind of silly, because And Leach, the eventual
stands later, OSU had a 14-11 the players are the only ones starter, was just green as
win, although a young back by with a lot at stake, grass at that point in the sea-
the name of Harry Banks will Or are they? Why do so many son. He had no experience as
tell you about a touchdown he Michigan fans care? Why was an option quarterback, and itl
still believes he scored. there such anguish when Mike showed. But Leach's rushing
There was the infamous 10- Lantry's field goals sailed and passing have improved
10 tie, when either of Mike wide ? visibly in recent weeks.~






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




Lenny Willis (185)
Chris Ward (270)
Ted Smith (240)
R. Applegate (260)
Bill Lukens (230)
S. Dannelley (250)
Larry Klein (230)
C. Greene (170)
Archie Griffin (180)
B. Baschnagel (190)
Pete Johnson (245)
Pat Curto (225)
E. Beamon (245)
Aaron Brown (220)
N. Buonamici (235)
B. Brudzinski (220)
E. Thompson (225)
Ken Kuhn (230)
Ray Griffin (180)
Craig Cassady (180)
Bruce Ruhl (190)
Tim Fox (185)


Dan Jilek (21) 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
J. Bolden (175) WIIB
J. Pickens (180) SHB
D Hicks (185) S


Daily Photo by KEN FINK
WOLVERINE TAILBACK Gordon Bell (5) gallops for yardage against Ohio State in action
from last year's 12-10 Buckeye win. Bell, Michigan's leading. rusher this season, needs another
superlative performance tomorrow to help the Blue try to reverse last year's results.

Lantry's 58 and 44 field goal
attempts at the finish would
hive sent Michigan to the
Rose Bowl. "Oh, they'll still
go anyway," thought almost
everyone who had watched.
One vote of the Big Ten Ath-
letic Directors later, OSU had

Why? Because football, and
sports in general, are outlets
for aggression. Mess up a test?
Beat up on Northwestern. Ty-
rone Romeo at MSU stole your
girl? 16-6, Tyrone. Shove it.
But the wins against North-.
western and Iowa and even

The moment of truth may,
have been a key fourth and one
play against Michigan State.
With the score 6-6, Leach was
hit at the line and seemed sure
to go down. But he struggled,
fought, pushed - and made it.c
Michigan had its quarterback.

Gordie Bell soon scored the win-
ning touchdown, and the Wol-
verines have been rolling ever
The second major problem
was an offensive line that was
decimated by injuries. Steve
King and Kirk Lewis, both all-
Big Ten choices, were hurt,
as was Greg Bartnick.
Lewis and Bartnick are still
out. But King will be back, and
with Jim Czirr and Bill Dufek

will form the nucleus of a more
experienced, improved line.
There are 21 seniors on this
Michigan team, seniors that
have been waiting those 1092
days. Bo Schembechler, in an
emotional move, is dressing ev-
ery yone of them. They're going
to get that one last shot.
If they win, all the pain will
have been worth it. This one's
for the seniors. They've waited
long enough.


Il ore


George Lyle of Michigan Tech
had a couple of golden oppor-


By ED LANGE The Wolverines took advan-
The Michigan hockey team tage of key scoring opportuni-
shut out Michigan Tech, 4-0, last ties and, backed by freshman
night before a jam packed crowd Mark Miller's two goals, put the
at Yost Ice Arena. The lights in game out of reach midway,
the ancient arena shone bright- through the final period.
est on the. Wolverines' amazing N 0 0 N E left their seat
netminder, Robbie Moore, who though, as the crowd suffered
finally snared that precious! through the waning moments of
shutout that has eluded him for the game to see if, maybe this
three agonizing years. time, Robbie Moore would get'
A clamoring throng of 7,612 his just reward.
was on hand as Coach Dan Far- "I was really pleased. It's a
rell's icers put together their, great win for us," beamed Far-
finest defensive effort of the rell. "Of course, Robbie's shut-
season and the first Michigan out was the big thing. Our guys
shut out since 1968. rallied behind him and our de-

fense played as well as it ever
has." ,
The game was quality hockey
in every respect. The officials
doled out but seven penalties in
an amazingly clean game. As
Tech coach John MacInnes put
it: "There was a lot of good
hitting and that's the way hoc-
key should be played."
Tech took it to the Blue dek-
ers in the opening minutes of
the game, keeping the puck in
Michigan's zone for the better
part of two minutes.
The Michigan defense soon
began to assert itself and, ex-
cept for some lapses through-
out the game,. was successful in
shutting off the Tech offense.
Mat romp
Michigan's wrestlers down-
ed Rhode Island 33-3 in a
dual meet at Rhode Island
last night. Havyweight Mitch
Marsicano posted a fall and
freshman Mark Churella a
major superior decision as
the Wolverines won their

tunities but the Wolverine net- FIRST PERIOD
minder shunted him. SCORING: 1. M-Miller (Moretto)
2 :41; 2. M-D. Lindskog (Moretto, T.
Lyle was cited for elbowing Lindskog) 18:21sPP.
at 17:42 of the opening period PENALTIES: 1. MT-Lyle (elbow-
and the " 'igan power play
took over. Moretto got his sec- SECOND PERIOD
ond assist of the night as he fed SCORING: 3. M-Miller (unassist-
Ied) 19:43.
Doug Lindskog perfectly on the PENALTIES: 2. MT-Decker (cross-
right wing. Moretto only had to checking) 6:39; 3. M-Natale (inter-
watch as Lindskog poured over ference) 14:58.
Horsch's right shoulder for the THIRD PERIOD
second tally night. SCORING: M - Coffman (Thayer,
T. Lindskog) 7:26.
Defense was the name of the PENALTIES: 4. M - T. Lindskog
game in the second period as (high sticking) 3:57; s. MT-Demp-
- sey (interference) 8:28; 6. M-Kawa3
both squads began to ~assert (roughiirg) 19:54; 7. MT-- Lyle
themselves in their zones. Tech (roughing) 19:54.
missed on a couple of break-

Sports of the Daily
Mat season opens
While the football team determines its fate in Ann Arbor
today, the Michigan wrestling squad will be setting its sights
on its first victories of the season tonight.
The Wolverines open their schedule with a triple dual meet E
against Rhode Island, Hofstra and Massachusetts at the Univer-
sity of Rhode Island.
"Though our, team is young, we have a lot of depth and
talent," said Michigan coach Bill Johannesen. "If we play
up to potential, we ought to return with a 3-0 record."



aways. Lyle narrowly iissing
at 13:03 on a shot that clanged
off the pole.
The second stanza looked like
it would be a scoreless one un-
til Miller emerged from behind
the Tech goal with the puck
and rammed it through the sur-
7 rised Huskie goalie's legs at
19:40 of the period.
"THAT GOAL took any chance'
we had of winning away," said
Tech's MacInnes. "It came in'
the last minute and you can't
have that. You have to pay the
The Dehol line with Coffman

1 2
Moore (M) 13 11
Horsch (MT) 16 11
Detroit 104, Buffalo 94
Boston 110, New York 101
Philadelphia 131, Portland 11
Phoenix 107, Houston 92
California 2, washington 0
Pittsburgh 4, Atlanta 1
Notre Dame 5, Denver 2
MSU 3, Minnesota 1

3 T A :av.},:f
6 30
10 37
Daily Photo by KEN FINK
STAR OSU tailback Archie Griffin (45) enjoys a siesta under graduated Michigan All-
American Dave Brown (6) in action from last year's game. This year's Blue defenders hope to
keep Archie in a similar position when the Big Ten's Big Two clash tomorrow.

MARK MILLER tallied for thej
Wolverines at 2:41 of the first


stanza, the irst of two for the aon
freshman from Essex, Ontario- n

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Rhode Island, Yankee Conference champin and Northeast drilling a shot from the center eu well aiz lmgmt. Uenterman

runnerup last year, remains a strong team but, like Michigan,
has several freshmen and sophomores in its lineup.j
A key matchup features Michigan captain Mark Johnson1
against Rhode Island 177-pounder Tad Sargent. In last year's.
confrontation Johnson narrowly defeated Sargent, 4-2. Rhode
Island also boasts three-time Eastern champ Scott Pucino at+
126, who will tangle with Michigan freshman Amos Goodlow. 1
Hofstra, last year's East Coast Athletic Conference?
champions, finished 19th in the nation and are expected to
provide the stiffest competition tomorrow night. The Wol-
verines defeated them 27-5 last year in a meet that was
closer than the score indicates.
Hofstra's heavyweight, an All-American last year, should
give fellow All-American Mitch Marsicano of Michigan a tough
match. Marsicano defeated him 7-6 last year in the bout's final
Nick Gallo, fourth in the nation at 118 last year, should give
Michigan sophomore Greg Haynes a tight battle. Graduated Big
Ten champ Jim Brown barely overcame Gallo in the national
quarterfinals last season, winning 4-2 in overtime, after a 12-12
The individual matches will last only six minutes instead of
the usual eight, which Johannesen thinks will work to Michigan's
"We are a superiorly conditioned team and we could stay
alive longer and score more points near the end of the matches
when our opponents are tired," Johannesen said.
* * *
Curt canned
Curt Gowdy has been dropped as NBC-TV's main baseball and

slot past the hapless Huskie
goalie, Bruce Horsch. Angie
Moretto made a beautiful pass
to Miller, who had a clear path'
to the net.
The Blue dekers had a few
close calls after Miller's initial
goal but despite a couple of
breakdowns in the defense,
Moore was up to the task.


Dave Debol was all over the ice
and with a few breaks, could
have had some scores. As it
was, the sophomore from St.
Claire Shores was praised by
Coach Farrel who stated, "next By RICK MADDOCK ta's quarterback. In all pro-
to Robbie Moore, Dave Debol Even though it seems hard bability, whichever star has
the outstandingae on to believe in Columbus or Ann the bigger day will be a main s
was g player on Arbor, there are other Big Ten factor i nthe game's outcome. s
the ice tonight." games today. In these contests, The other Big Ten team in t
battles shape up for the confer- Michigan plays at Iowa and is'
ence's two vacant first division a ten point favorite to knock I
spots. off the Hawkeyes. With a win, g
j'Wisconsin, currently in third the Spartans would finish with
place, with a 3-3-1 record, holds an overall 7-4 record, a slight g
a one-half game lead over drop from last year's 7-3-1,w
Michigan State, Illinois, Purdue; showing. h
and Iowa. All those challeng- Pride could be the only in-1o
ers have 3-4 records in the Big centive i nthis game, but coachj
Ten. Bringing up the bottom Bob Commings doesn't agree. in
are Minnesota and Northwest- "Pride, I don't like to call it to
ern with 2-5 showings, followed that," said Commings. "What1h
by basement-bound Indiana, 1- we want - like we have every. c
5-1. game this season - is improve-
The Badgers travel to Minne- ment."
sota an dalthough Wisconsin Iowa stands at 3-7 overall, butz
h ranks higher in the standings, has won three of its last five
the Gophers are four point fav- games. One of the defeats came
orites. in last week's controversial 19-
k1 The game should be a bat- 18 loss to Purdue.
tie between Billy Marek, Wis- Commings, still ijpset over g
} consin's star running back, last week's loss commented, 2
and Tony Dungy, Minneso- "The loss at Purdue should g
#have no adverse effect on our i
,r- - -I team this week. Our players t
* ~I have more courage than any
.Big Ten 'team in the country.

key for position.
spot. the season he has 1,045 yards
"We ca nstill finish strong," and seve ntouchdowns on 74
aid Stolz, who still has an out- completions.
ide chance at taking his team The Indiana Hoosiers host
o a minor bowl game. . Purdue, with the Boilermakers
"Our only worry right now is favored by six. Indiana has to
owa. They think they have a win if it has any hopes of leav-
reat chance against us." ing the Big Ten cellar. Purdue,
Iowa has a strong ball control which has been erratic, - needs
round game, but remains very a win to even its conference
weak in passing. The Hawkeyes record.
ave completed only 25 per cent
f their passes.
Last year Iowa led 21-17 late
n the first half, but the Spar-
ans exploded in the second' EE
alf and took, the game in a 4
ake walk, 60-21.
Northwestern hosts Illinois H O W
for the championship of Ii- - SATURDAY
nxois. The Fighting Illini are , . SATURDAY
favored by eight to claim theN
title. p&7
The Illini came close to Michi-SNDA2
an last week, but fell short,N2&
1-15. In that game, Kurt Ste- -- 4pm
er passed for 103 yards to be-
ome the best sophomore quar-
erback in Illinois history. For


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