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Sunday, November 23, 197 _

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page

e Eleven

Sunday, November23, l97~. THE MICHIGAN DAILY

ay Griffin outplays Archie

By MARCIA MERKER
It has been said many times that in
the great football rivalries, the record
book is thrown away and that emotions
make the victory. Yesterday's Ohio
State - Michigan game was no excep-
tion as long streaks were broken, and
back-stage players came into the lime-
light.
Certainly, some predictions on the
game came true. For examples, the
offenses were based on the ground at-
tack, Michigan did not upset the Buck-
eyes, the game was basically a defen-
sive struggle and Schembechler did
run Lytle off left tackle on the first
play of the afternoon.
HOWEVER, ANOTHER seemingly
obvious prognostication was made for
yesterday that one specific Griffin
would greatly affect the Ohio State
play. It is true that a Griffin did turn
the tables but it was not the same man
to whom the sports writers had allud-
ed. Pay Griffin finally overshadowed
his older brother Archie.
The Heisman Trophy winner, Archie,
failed to make 100 yards, breaking his

31 game streak. In fact he only netted
46 yards during the entire afternoon.
Michigan's linebacker Calvin O'Neal
said, "One of our team goals was to
keep him (Griffin) under 100 yards, but
we didn't do anything different. We
played our basic defense. I thought we
contained their running attack pretty
well."
That may be so, but Ray Griffin, a
safety, same through with some timely
plays to spoil Michigan's fun.
FOR THE game, Griffin made 14
tackles, 10 solos and 4 assists. He
broke up two passes during Michigan's
first and last possessions of the first
half. The timeliness of the latter break
up proved to be important for Michi-
gan's second half morale.
When Griffin made his big play,
Michigan was on the Ohio 21 yardline,
it was second and ten and Leach was
moving the team down for a score.
Leach threw to Jim Smith but Griffin
got in the way. Because the time was
running low, Michigan was forced to
just get better field position before
attempting the field goal.

GORDIE BELL got the ball on third
down and ran for yardage instead of
better position, thus Bob Wood kicked
at a bad angle and missed the up-
rights.
Schembechler commented on the
importance of this score, "If we'd have
come in 10-7 at halftime, it would have
been a lot different ballgame. Ohio
would have been down 17-7 after our
next touchdown and it would have been
h~arder to come back."
Besides this play, Griffin threw
Leach twice for losses of seven and
two yards. He also intercepted the
Leach pass near the end of the fourth
quarter which set up the Buckeyes for
their winning tally.
ANOTHER ELEMENT of surprise in
the game, was the Leach-pitch-to-Bell-
pass-to-Smith-touchdown play. Bell had
never before passed the ball for the
Wolverines and it evidently threw the
Buckeye defense off enough to be suc-
cessful.

nary for the freshman quarterback.
Leach was two of 13 to Smith and
-three of five to Johnson for the day.
Although the aforementioned people
and plays might have been forecast,
they were unusual. There is one play
of Hayes' which stands out as the most
amazing to a do-or-die winner like him-
self and that was when OSU punted the
pigskin on third and 12.
Above all, Michigan broke its unde-
feated streak at 41 games at Michigan
Stadium. Bo will just have to work at
more surprises in the coming years
against Ohio State and friends in order
to build this statistic again.
FINAL BIG TEN STANDINGS

Conference

All Games

Ohio St.
MICHIGAN
Mich. State
Illinois
Purdue
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Iowa
Northwestern
Indiana

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Dailv Photo by KEN FINK
That's right, Rick--another Griffin!

Ricky
passes
Smith,

Leach also completed' more
to Keith Johnson than Jim
which is quite out of the ordi-

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Yesterday's epic battle . . . After a 14 yard pass from'
Greene to Griffin on second
down, the Buckeyes proceeded
a football I clas sl to march downfield. Then on a
* """-third and five at the Wolverine$
seven, Greene threw an aerial
QAD BUT TRUE. to Johnson who pushed in for
"Michigan outgained us today," said Ohio State coach the score.
Woody Hayes, "but it isn't the statistic that counts." Anderson (twice) and Tom
Skladany then had to punt on
Michigan outrushed, outpassed, and outplayed Ohio State the next three offensive series
yeserday and came out on top in just about every statistic but as neither offense could move'
the score. And that grim 21-14 fact will remain fixed forever the ball.f
in memories and record books. !n '.i

more moved against the Buck- punt on a third and 12 situation
eyes. But at Ohio State's 32 at his own 4 yard line, thej
yard line, Leach fumbled and Wolverines drove the ball 431
Aaron Brown recovered. yards in 10 plays to give them
the lead for the first time in
MICHIGAN was not to be de- the game.
nied a score in the first half,
however. With 24 seconds re- ON THIRD and nine, Ohio
maining in the half, Leach pitch- State was called for an offside
ed out to Bell who rolled right penalty, Bell then ran four yards
and passed to Jim Smith for an for a first down. On the next
11 y a r d touchdown. Smith's play, Leach hit the first of his
score climaxed an 80 yard drive two completions in the drive to
and brought the partisan Mich- Smith for nine yards to the 24
igan crowd alive. . yard line.
On second and 12 at the 15,
The elder Griffin brought the Smith caught an 11 yard pass.
bfollowing kickoff back 10 yards, Lytle ran for three yards and
but fumbled on his own 21. With' the first down. On the next play,
five seconds left in the half, Bob Leach ran over left tackle for
Wood attempted a 37 yard field the score. -
goal, but the kick veered wide But the Buckeyes never said

die. After two incompletions,
Greene hit on passes of 17, 14
and 18 yards. Five running plays
later, Johnson went in for the
score. Tom Klaban tied . the
game with an extra point.
SINCE A TIE would send
Ohio State to the Rose Bowl
(based on the best overall rec-
ord), Michigan was forced into
a passing game. This set up
Griffin's interception that put
the game out of reach for the
Wolverines.
"Woody went for the tie be-
cause he knew I had to gam-
ble," Schembechler said. "Kick-
in g the extra point was aca-
demic.
"We decided prior to the game
that we would not settle for a

Uf'g I ir~iogat DaiIly
SPORTS
NIGHT EDITOR:
BILL STIEG

But, depressed Michigan fans, swallow your orange
juice and admit it. It was just a great game. Unlike most
Super Bowls in professional football and some college bowl
games and big rivalries, this game lived up to and exceeded
its build-up.

wth only 2o seconds Lett in
the quarter, Jim Bolden picked
off an errant Greene pass on
the one yard line. On the next
play, Lytle gave M i c h i g a n
breathing room as he ran
through the right side for 10
yards.

tie. Ties always seem to go my team. Not after that kind of
against us." I effort."
Schembechler felt no conso- The loss left the Wolverines
lation that his team would not with a 84-2 overall record, while
have to stay home on New the Buckeyes boosted their rec-
Year's Day. As he put it, "No ord to 11-0 and a probable na-
loss is easy to take for me or tional championship.

to tne left.

The contest was complete with fine individual and team T
efforts, memorable plays, courageous and surprising coaching, and
and an exciting come-from-behind win for the Buckeyes. tac
to t
For Michigan one can recall an abundance of great indvidual on
performances. ma
and
In the first quarter, for example, on Ohio State's first poses- ball
sion after its long scoring drive, Wolverine wolfman Don Dufek
ripped Archie Griffin down in the Ohio State backfield for a O
seven-yard loss. The play electrified the crowd and erased doubts of d
that Michigan could contain the Buckeye ground attack. In fact own
after that play Ohio State earned only one first down until mid- But
way through the fourth quarter. sad
And senior tailback Gordon Bell, with the help of the Wolver- at t
ine defensive line, helped make observers forget his counterpart S
on the Scarlet and Gray. "Gordon Bell is the most valuable aga
player in the league," commented Michigan Coach Bo Schem-
bechler after the disappointing loss. "I don't think there's any
doubt about that."
Bell rushed for 124 yards while Archie Griffin was held to
just 46. First
Rust
Pass
And let's not forget the play that gave the Wolverines Pass
their initial touchdown and made Bell the best percentage Tota
passer in the Big Ten. Michigan had the ball first and ten Fum
from the Buckeye 11 yard line. I always thought it was Pena
sacrilege for Bo Schembechler to call a pass in a situation Pun
like that. Bo would at least, safely ram.it up the middle for Kick
a few plays.
MIC
Ohio
But, not only did Bo call a pass, but he called a hafback Os
pass from Bell to wingback Jim Smith. With a magnificent catch Gree
M
by Smith, the play worked for the score. (wo
M
Overall the Wolverines played so well they would easily have os
won, if it were not for the fact that the Buckeyes also performed kick
Os
like the great team they are. kick
The Wolverines pushed Ohio State all over the field yet the
Buckeyes had the composure and the confidence to come up
with that fourth quarter touchdown drive when all seemed lost.j
If the outcome of the game could be determined by two plays
those plays would have to be the second and third down plays
at the beginning of that touchdown drive.
Michigan middle guard Timmy Davis chased Buckeye
quarterback Corneius Greene all the way back to the end zone
from his own 20 before Greene unloaded a pass. The pass
deflected off three Michigan players before it fell incomplete.
The following play, a third and ten, Greene hit wingback
Brian Baschnagel just beyond the 30-yard line for a completion
and a first down. Had Michigan caught Greene back in the end
zone, or intercepted the pass, or broken up the pass to Basch-
nagel Michigan could have iced the game. But Michigan did not
and the Buckeyes showed Michigan why they are "Number One"
by coolly driving 80 yards for the tying score, a great effort by
a team that refused to lose.
I know there are many people around who wonder what f
makes people pay at least seven bucks a ticket to endure the
cold, the traffic, and the crowds to witness an event like that
game. But those 105,543 who saw the epic can answer. It is the
atmosphere of excitement, the importance of the game, the in-
tensity of the rivalry. It is the color, the bands, the music and
the cheers. But most of all it is the game itself-the finest in
collegiate football.
Despite the intensity of the partisanship the game was

WO PLAYSlater, in the sec-
quarter, Bell, who evaded
kle after tackle, ran 43 yards
he Buckeye 44 yard line. But
the following play, Leach
de a high pitchout to Bell
Ed Thompson recovered the
for Ohio State.
n the Wolverines next series
owns, they moved from their
25 yard line to OSU's 44.
another turnover, this time
interception by Craig Cas-
y, gave Ohio State the ball
he Michigan 32.
kladany was forced to punt
n and the Wolverines once

At halftime, Anderson h
punted for an average of o
21.3 yards, compared to Sk
dany's 49.7 average.
"OUR KICKING game sho
have been better in the f
half," said Schembechler.
it had, we might not haveh
to throw."
Neither team offered much
fensively in the third quar
The fired-up Michigan defe
held Ohio State to only 29 ya
in the quarter.
The dam broke in the fou
quarter. After Hayes elected

had
nly
kla-
luld
irst
"If
had

SERIES SPLIT:
Tech corrals dekers

Wait till next year

t downs
;ing (at/yds)
ing (at/com)
ing yards
al off, plays
l yards.
ubles/lost
alties
ltsng
t returns/yds
kreturns/yds.
Score by
HIGAN 0
St. 7

qua
7
0

MICH OSU
19 12
56-248 45-124
21-8-3 16-7-2
113 84
77 61
361 208
2-2 1-1
1-15 2-10
6/29.5 8/44.6
5 19 11
1 18 1/10

rters
0
D 0

Lytle
Leach
J. Smith
Leach'
Bell
J1. Smith
K. Johnson
Bell
P. Johnson
Griffin
Greenle
Baschnagel
Greene
Willis

7-14
14-21

1 2
PASSING
at com
20 7
1 1
RECEIVING
no yds
3 31
3 70
2 12
OHIO STATE
at yds
18 52
19 46
5 16
3 10
PASSING
at com
16 7
RECEIVING
no yds
2 32
2 13
1 17
1 '15
1 7

SU - Johnson 7 pass from
ene (Klaban kick)
- J. Smith 11 pass from Bell
od kick)
- Leach 1 run (Wood kick)
U - Johnson 1 run (Klaban
U Johnson 3 run (Klaban

18 104 5.8
16 18 1.1

2.0

int
3
0
avg
10.3
23.3
6.0
U
avg.
2.8
2.9
3.2
3.3
int
2
avg
16.0
6.5
17.0
15.0
7.0

By TOM DURANCEAU
of- "Aw, heck, if we coud play
ter. two nights in a row ..."
nse So exclaimed Michigan hockey
rds coach Dan Farrell yesterday af-
ter, Michigan Tech scored four
irth first period goals and coasted
to in with a 6-3 victory over the
Michigan dekers to give Tech
the weekend split.
Michigan goalie Robbie Moore
did not have much action early
20 in the first period but when it
15 came it came in streaks. Tech
2 scored first at 8:45 when George
Lyle tipped in a Doug Young
yds shot from the point over Moore.
102 JUST 15 SECONDS later the
Huskies scored again as center
tg Stu Ostlund fired a shot past
21 Moore after two nifty passes by
8 Lyle and defenseman Jeff Wol-
cox.
Ig The Wolverines' Dave Debol,
6 who seemed to be one of the few
11 bright spots for the Wolverines
1 last night, then cut the Tech
lead to 2-1 at 9:47 of the first
yds period.
84 Debol did it all on his own as
1g he dug the puck out of the cor-
18 ner skated in, deked the de-
14 fenseman and stuffed it past
17 H iskie goalie Bruce Horsch.
7 TECH NOTCHED their third

goal of the first period at 12:02
when Warren Young clicked on
the light after some nice pass-
ing work by Lyle and Ostlund.
What had to be the most frus-
trating goal against the Wolver-
ines occurred at 15:34 of the
first period. With Tech's Warren
Young off for roughing, defense-
man Tom Lindskog had the puck
stolen from him behind the
Michigan net by Tech's Stu
Younger. Younger quickly fed it
out to Tech's All-American cen-
ter Mike Zuke who fired it past
a surprised Robbie Moore for a
short-handed goal.
The Wolverines cut the scorej

to 4-2
busy
Mauer
goalie
break.
assiste

with the last goal of the
first period when Kip
slipped a shot past Tech's
Horsch after ' 3 on 2
Bill Thayer and Debol
d.

Michigan had a power play at
:23 seconds into the period but
a defensive mistake forced Wol-
verine Tome Lindskog to take a
saving hooking penalty as a
Tech deker skated in on Robbie
Moore.
Then at 2:09 the Huskies' Scott
Jessee fired a shot past Moore
after taking a pass from Doug
Young to put Tech up 5-2.
LESS THAN two minutes later
Mike Zuke scored again with
assists going to Lyle and Ost-
lund again.
Midway into the second per-
iod Michigan could not seem to
get anything going offensively.
The Wolverines did have two
power play chances later in the
second period but ragged pass-
ing made them ineffective.
Tech seemed content to sit on
their 6-2 lead after two periods.,
THE THIRD period was more
of the same. Tech sat on their
lead and Michigan, although
they had some chances, could
not capitalize.
Midway through the third per-
iod Michigan scored the only
tally of the period when big
Angie Moretto tipped in a Greg
Natale shot from the point. John
McCahill also received an assist
on the play.
"We just didn't play well
enough to win, we gave it
away," commented Farrell.

The crowd at Yost was an-
nounced as 7,594 and there
seemed to be as many vocal
Huskie fans as Wolverine fans.
Maybe the Wolverine fans were
still numb from the afternoon's
e v e n t s. Hopefully, for those
Michigan fans the Wolverines
will finally sweep next weekend
as they travel out to Coors
country to take on Denver.
FIRST PERIOD
SCORING: 1. MT-Lyle (D. Young)
8:43; 2. MT-Ostlund (Lyle, Wilcox)
8:58; 3. M-DeBol (unassisted) 9:47;
4. MT-W. Young (Lyle, Ostlund)
12:02 PP; 5. MT-Zuke (Younger)
15:34 SH; 6. M-Maurer (DeBol,
Thayer) 17:32 PP.
PENALTIES : 1. MT-Dempsey (el-
bowing) 4:12; 2. M-Manery (rough-
ing) 4:59; 3. MT-Murray (roughing)
4:59; 4. M-Moretto (roughing) 9:52;
5. MT-W. Young (roughing) 9:52;
6. M-Manery (tripping) 10:57; 7.
MT-W. Young (roughing) 14:56; S.
MT-Letzgus (tripping) 16:30.
SECOND PERIOD
SCORING: 7. MT Jessee (D.
Young) 2:09; 8. MT-Zuke (Lyle,
Ostlund),'3:44.
PENALTIES: 9. MT - Dempsey
(charging) 0:23; 10. MT - Zuke
(roughing) 0:23; 11. M - Moretto
(roughing) 0:23; 12. M-D. Lind-
skog (hooking). 1:38; 13. MT-Wil-
cox (hooking) 4:45; 14. MT-Fergu-
son (hooking) 11:48.
THIRD PERIOD
SCORING: 9. M-Moretto (Natale,
McCahil) 10:07.
PENALTIES: 15. MT - Letzgus
(roughing) 6:51; 16. M - Cormier
(roughing) 6:51; 17. M-Natale (in-
terference) 18:22; 18. MT-D. Young
(slashing) 18:54.
SAVES

"WE JUST had no spark out
there, nobody carried the play,"I
lamented Wolverine mentor Far-
rell. "We made foolish mis-
takes."
In the second period Michigan
Tech came out and scored two
quick goals to take any wind
the Wolverines might have had
left in their sails.

MICHIGAN Griffin
RUSHING Baschnagel
at yds avg. ig Kain
21 124 5.9 43 Johnson

MT--Horsch
M--Moore

1
17
7

2
9
17

3
12
12

38
36

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Ohio St. 21, Michigan 14
Illinois 28, Northwestern 7
Purdue 9, Indiana 7
MSU 27, Iowa 23
Minnesota 24, Wisconsin 3
Oklahoma 35, Nebraska 10
1SMU 34, Baylor 31
Boston College 22, Mass. 14
Brown 38, Columbia 13
California 48, Stanford 15
Miami (O) 21, Cincinnati 13
S. Carolina 56, Clemson 20
Rutgers 56, Colgate 14
Colorado 33, Kansas 7
Penn 27, Cornell 21
Dartmouth 21, Princeton 16
I Duke 17, N. Carolina 17
'Harvard 10, Yale 7
Oklahoma St. 14, Iowa St. 7
Tennessee 17, Kentucky 13
Lehigh 40, Lafayette 14
Maryland 62, Virginia 24
3Notre Dame 32, Miami (Fla.) 9

Co

RES
Ohio St. Lantern 0
Coast Guard 20, S. Conn. 7
Wagner 40, Seton Hall 0
Virginia Tech 40, Wake Forest 10
Utah St. 28, Colorado St. 17
V. Texas St. 49, Louisville 23
TCU 28, Rice 21
Illinois St. 31, E. Illinois 13
S. Carolina St. 39, Delaware St. 0
William & Mary 31, Richmond 21
Wofford 14, Furman 14
Wash & Lee 28, Georgetown 26
Tennessee Tech 30, Mid. Tenn. St 3
Austin Peay 37, E. Tenn. St. 21
Toledo 33, Kent St. 28
NUL
Phil. 4, N. Y. Rangers 2
N. Y. Islanders 5, Kansas City 2
Pittsburgh 6, L.A. 3
Montreal 4, Toronto 2
Vancouver 1, Chicago 1
St. Louis 5, Detroit 1
Atlanta 6, Minnesota 3
NBTA

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