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-The Michigan Daily

SPORTS
Saturday, September 26, 1981

Page 8

Emotional state key to 'M'success

By MARK MIHANOVIC
Emotions. They so often decide the
outcomes of athletic events. Two weeks
ago, for instance, they were low on the
Michigan sideline, and the result was
defeat at the hands of a lesser foe. One
week ago, they were sky-high, and it
translated into victory over the top
team in the country.
If the emotional state of the Michigan
Wolverine football team is closer to
what it was in Madison, Wisconsin than
to what it was versus NotreDame, the
Midshipmen of -Navy could make
today's 1:00 p.m. contest in Michigan
Stadium quite a struggle.
THAT'S EXACTLY what they did

four years ago, when the Wolverines
pulled out a 14-7 decision at home. Navy
(which finished 8-4 last fall), enter's
today's action at 2-0 on the season, with
wins over The Citadel, 17-7, and
Eastern Kentucky, 24-0.
Michigan coach Bo Schembechler, 6-0
against Navy, is not about to sneer at
the caliber of the Midshipmen's op-
position. "I don't care if they played
Allegheny A&M," he said. "Navy is a
good football team.
"I believe that they (the Midship-
men) are one of the top 25 teams in the
country. They have a great coach in
George Welsh. Our staff really respects
the solid job he has done at Navy. Yu

MICII

THE LINEUPS
[IGAN NA
OFFENSE

VY

(82) Norm Betts............. (230)
(72) Ed Muransky..........(275)
(65) Kurt Becker ............. (260)
(69) Tom Dion ............... (238)
(76) Stefan Humphries......(240)
(75) Bubba Paris .............(270)
(1) Anthony Carter ........4 (161)
(27) Vince Bean...........(185)
(16) Steve Smith............(191)
(32) Stan Edwards..........(208)
(24) Butch Woolfolk...........(208)

TE
ST
RG
C
LG
QT
FL
SE
QB
FB
TB

(82) Greg Papa john .......... (201)
(64) Cliff Hagan..........(239)
(70) Craig Smith ............. (238)
(51) Dennis McCall .........(225)
(59) Mark Woodhouse.......(230)
(74) Keith Boring ............. (265)
(89) Troy Mitchell ...........(177)
(88) Chris Yelder ............. (185)
(17) Tom Tarquinio......... (171)
(38) Andy Skehan...........(226)
(40) Eddie Meyers...........(202)

have to beat Navy. They aren't the type
of team that beats themselves."
SCHEMBECHLER WAS particularly
impressed with the fact that Navy has
not thrown an interception and has lost
only two fumbles thus far. Wolverine
quarterback Steve Smith, by contrast,
has already tossed the pigskin into
enemy hands five times.
The Midshipmen may have encoun-
tered a stroke of bad luck even before
the opening kickoff, however, as
tailback Eddie Meyers (the third-
leading all-time career rusher for the
Academy with 1,774 yards) suffered a
bruised right thigh last Saturday and
may or may not see action. Meyers has
run for 157 yards on 38 carries, despite
missing three quarters of the Eastern
Kentucky game.
The Navy offense is built largely
around its tailback, so if Meyers is out,
the burden will fall to freshmen
Napoleon McCallum (6-2,188) and Rich
Clouse (5-9, 185). McCallum has
already piled up 120 yards on 34 carries.
FOR THE SECOND straight week of
practice, the Wolverine defense has had
to prepare for two quarterbacks, junior
Tom Tarquinio and sophomore Marco
Pagnanelli. "Pagnanelli is a harder
runner and has a better arm, but he
hasn't played football in awhile," Welsh
said.
Wide receiver-turned-tight end Greg
Papajohn, who snagged four passes for
86 yards in the first two games, is the
only experienced pass catcher for the
Midshipmen.
In 1980, the Navy defense held eight of
its 11,regular season opponents to 10
points or less, and six starters are back.
JUNIOR TIM Jordan (6-0, 231) is an
individual to watch at middle guard -
last year he threw opposing ball
carriers for losses 16 times, totaling 118
yards. The Midshipmen are strong at
defensive end, as well, with senior Mike
Rouser (6-1, 214) and sophomore Hamp
Oberle (6-2, 207) using their quickness.
to track down opposing runners.
Welsh was low-key in assessing his
squad. "Overall, we're not quite as

good as we've been the last three
years," he said. "We have the potential
to be a good football team. Our offense
has been erratic; we haven't been able
to throw the ball."
Don't try to tell Bo that, though. Last
week's very impressive 25-7 triumph
over the Fighting Irish has done little to
dim the coach's memory of what hap-
pened one week previous.
"I hope we alllearned something
from the Wisconsin game a couple of
weeks ago. You must be ready to play
when you are facing a solid team,",he
emphasized. "Wisconsin is a solid
squad, and so is Navy. There is no doubt
in my mind that if we let down, we could
get beat."
Somehow it seems that more people
are paying attention to Schembechler
when he talks like that nowadays.

Ohio State to take on Cardinals;

, AR1FFUL!
BUT' TiHEXitE TOUW!
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DEFENSE
(99) Robert Thompson ........ (219) LB (65) Andy Ponseigo ........... (216)
(63) Wnfred Carraway.....(230) T (73) Steve Peters...........(224)
(73) Doug James ............ (242) MG (56) Tim Jordan ........... (230)
(92) Cedric Coles ............. (237) T (67) Paul Soares .............. (240)
(97) Ben Needham ........... (215) OLB (36) Ken Fancher ............. (209)
(50) Paul Girgash...........(210) ILB-LE (91) Hamp Oberle...........(207)
(40) Mike Boren ............. (217) ILB-RE (84) Mike Rouser........... (214)
(9) Brian Carpenter. ....(170) WHB (19) Ray Daly........... (190)
(21) Evan Cooper ............. (170) SHB (47) Elliott Reagans .......... (174)
(13) Keith Bostic ...... ...... (209) SS (14) Jeff Shoemaker .......... (197)
(37) Tony'Jackson..........(174) FS (20) Rusty Smith ............(185)

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6

Schlichter 'scondition
By LARRY MISHKIN win over Pur
Beavers too]
For the only time this season, nine of the Big Ten teams already impr
will play against non-conference foes today with Illinois a win over Fre
having an open date. It will be an opportunity for the con- The Gopher
ference to improve upon its 6-5 record against outsiders and who won thej
hopefully better last week's unimpressive 2-4 mark while Salem. Joinin
trying to prove its strength in college football. who is ranked
Ohio State will face a tough battle as the Buckeyes travel to shares the dis
Stanford to face the Cardinals and All-American candidate defeated Big'
sophomore quarterback John Elway. Standord coach Paul string going.
Wiggin will be looking to get his team in the win column WILL THE
following an opening loss to Purdue and an upset loss to San Two weeks ag
Jose State last Saturday, while Ohio State will try to make it upsetting hea
three wins in a row without a loss. . Badgers hard
THE BUCKEYES HAD little trouble with Michigan State coach Dave1
last weekend defeating the Spartans 27-13, but the win may column, butn
have proved costly as All-American quarterback Art defeated West
Schlichter injured his ankle and had to be replaced with Jesse Cole,t
backup Bob Atha. Atha, a senior, has seen little playing time lead the Badg
the last four years, but performed impressively when called alongside him
upon last weekend. Schlichter's condition is questionable and
coach Earle Bruce will probably wait until Saturday before
he decides who will start.
Bruce's other concern has to be his defensive secondary
that is made up of all new faces this year. Bruce expects
Elway, considered to be one of the best passers in the coun-
try, to test his young secondary early and often.
Another big game pits Purdue against cross-state rival
Notre Dame in a contest at West Lafayette. Both teams are
coming off big losses last weekend as Purdue was upset 16-13
by Minnesota and previously number one ranked Notre
Dame was crushedby Michigan, 25-7.
BOILERMAKER coach Jim Young calls Notre Dame an
outstanding team with no weaknesses. He said that his defen-
se will be focusing in on Irish running backs Phil Carter and
Tony Hunter, both who have hurt Purdue in the past and cites
Notre Dame coach Gerry Faust's strategy of using two quar-
terbacks (Blair Kiel and Tim Koegel) tough to prepare for.
The return of Jim Fritzsche and Ray Gunner will be
welcomed by Boilermaker quarterback Scott Campbell who
had had the unenvious task of replacing All-American Mark
Herrmann. But Young has been pleased with Campbell's per-
formances in his first two games.
"Scott has done a fine job for us so far," said Young. "He
has made the big plays and handled the pressure well. He
competes well and gets the job done. We are pleased with
him."
IN WHAT WILL be a homecoming of sorts, Denny Stolz
leads his Bowling Green squad to East Lansing for a battle
with Michigan State. The game is important to Stolz for
several reasons, the more important of which is that he was defensemenr
the Spartan's head coach from 1973-1975. fense and fir
Both teams, having played strong games but losing last Michigan), w
week, Michigan State to Ohio State and Bowling Green to Wisconsin wi
Ohio U., will be trying to win for the first time this year. two.
Stolz is excited but also cautious when he talks about Lee Corso's
playing his former team. "We are looking forward to playing Syracuse ina
in East Lansing," he said. "Any time a Mid-America Con- Hoosiers, 1-1
ference team gets to play a Big Ten team its a big thing. It's a squeaking pa
personal thing for me as well. We are playing them at a good in their firs
time, after they played Ohio State and before they play Notre California las
Dame, so their guard may be down. However, Michigan The big qu
State has a fine football program. We realize they are bigger Northwesteri
and stronger than us. It will be a real battle for us." not won a ga
IOWA DRAWS THE toughest assignment of the week as their first ga
the 1-1 Hawkeyes play host to sixth ranked UCLA in a true colors la
showdown at Iowa City. The undefeated Bruins, after a 31-13 First yearc
drubbing of Wisconsin (remember them?) should have little that streak,t
trouble with the Hawkeyes who, following their upset win hosts Utah.
over Nebraska two weeks ago, were brought back to reality The Utes,2
last week at the hands of cross-state rival Iowa State losing want to be r
23-12. western's str
In a game that will be regionally televised by ABC, Min- their first th
nesota puts its'2-0 record on the line when it faces Oregon Kerrigan and
State in Minneapolis. The Gophers, fresh from their upset ting points on

questionable-
due last week, have to be careful not to take the
lightly as coach Joe Avezzano's squad has
oved over last year's miserable 0-11 record with
esno State in their season opener.
s have transfer Mike Hohensee at quarterback,
job from Tim Salem, son of coach Smokey Joe-'
ng Hohensee in, the backfield is Frank Jacobs
d fourth in the Big Ten in rushing. Minnesota
stinction with Ohio State'as being the only un-
Ten teams and the Gophers are out to keep the
REAL Wisconsin Badgers please stand up?
go Wisconsin looked like national champions in
Wavily favored Michigan, but last week the
ly put up a fight losing big to UCLA. This week,
McClain's team should get back in the win
not without a struggle as Wisconsin hosts un-
tern Michigan in Madison.
the top-ranked quarterback in the Big Ten, will
er attack with Dave Mohapp and Chucky Davis
in the backfield. Matt Vanden Boom, one of the

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responsible for shutting down the Michigan of-
st in the league in interceptions (3, all against
will spearhead the tough Badger defense 'as
ill try to end the Broncos undefeated string'at
s Indiana squad will meet the Orangemen from
a showdown at Syracuse's Carrier Dome. The
, have had a tough time of it so far this year
ast conference patsy Northwestern by one point
t. game and being shutout 21-0 by Southern
st week.
estion around the Big Ten though is when will
n win a game? The hapless Wildcats, who have
me since 1979 just missed upsetting Indiana in
me this year, losing 21-20, but then showed their
st week as they were trounced by Arkansas 38-7.
coach Dennis Green would like to put an end to
the longest in the nation, today when his team
2-1, and their head coach Wayne Howard do not
emembered as "the team" that ended North-
reak. With their stingy defense (two shutouts in
hree games), Northwestern quarterback Mike i
d his offensive cohorts will have problems put-
nthe board.

SCORES
American League
Detroit 8, Milwaukee 6
Boston 5, Cleveland 4
Baltimore 1, New York 0
Texas 5, Minnesota 2
National League
Montreal 6, New York 3
Cincinnati 10, Atlanta 2

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