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Page 10-Sunday, September 27, 1981-The Michigan Daily
ichigan shipwrect

(Continued from Page) 1).
bur team against anybody in the coun-,
Iry-as far as talent goes, but mentally
we're notthat good."
WOOLFOLK PUT Michigan on top, 7-
d, with a four-yard plunge nine-and-a-
half minutes into the first period. It
capped a drive which started at Navy's
6-yard line. The big play came when
Smith' hit Carter on the numbers for a
22-yard pickup to the 16.
Four plays later, the Wolverines got
the ball back and marched 66 yards in
1 plays to take a two-touchdown lead,
hnd it looked like the game might turn
into one of those old-fashioned
Michigan routs.
: Smith was five-for-five through the
air.during the drive, and he used four
different receivers. He threw toCarter
for 15 yards, sophomore Vince Bean for
26, Jerald Ingram (who replaced
$tanley Edwards, out with a hip poin-

... i

ter, at fullback) for 10, Carter again for
13, and Woolfolk for five. He then rolled
off right tackle into the end zone with
13:12 remaining in the first half.
A MINUTE-and-a-half later, though,
Smith threw one of his few poor aerials
of the day to Carter, who tipped it up in-
to the hands of Navy's Elliott Reagans.
Carter left the game limping, and with
him left the spark in the Wolverine of-
fense. The Michigan defense com-
pletely bottled up the Midshipmen at-
tack in the opening half, as Navy was
not able to notch a first down until
freshman Napoleon McCallum slashed
up the middle for 13 yards.
At that point, Navy had already
managed a field goal without a first
down when Michigan's Tony Jackson,
replacing the injured Brian Carpenter
(left ankle sprain) as the Wolverine
punt returner, fumbled Steven Fehr's

kick at his own 35. Fehr, a pre-season
All-American at kicker, completed the
task four plays later with a 46-yard field
goal to make the score 14-3.
After McCallum's gain, Pagnanelli, a
junior college transfer who replaced
starter Thomas Tarquinio in the second"
quarter, hit tight end Gregory
Papajohn for 14 yards. A 15-yard per-
sonal foul penalty was tacked on to give
Navy a first down at Michigan's 27.
Fehr kicked a 31-yard field goal with
0:32 left, and the halftime score was 14-
EVAN COOPER'S interception early
in the third stanza set up Michigan's
last score, a Smith-to-Bean eight-yard
connection in the left corner of the end
zone which gave the home team a 21-6
Navy ended the period by marching
94 yards, though, the final 22 on
Pagnanelli's run up the middle of
Michigan's spread-out pass defense,
bringing the Midshipmen to within
eight points, 21-13.
Navy shut down Michigan on three
plays and got the ball back on its own
34-yard line, from where it moved to

s Navy
Michigan's 28. The drive was all
Pagnanelli, as he completed two passes
for 27 yards, ran twice for 10 more, and
held while Fehr split the uprights with
another three-pointer, this one a 45-
MICHIGAN WAS unable to move on
its next series, setting up Navy's final
The Midshipmen played the type of
game which Schembechler had expec-
ted beforehand, conservative and
mistake-free (only one turnover).
Michigan, on the other hand, was
plagued by several errors, including 10
penalties for 90 yards. Michigan offen-
sive tackle Ed Muransky was vic-
timized by a few holding calls, and
neither he nor Schembechler were
about to plead guilty.
"THEY WERE weak calls," Muran-
sky said. "It depends on your definition
of 'illegal use of hands'. They weren't
blatant. A lot depends on the referee."
"The umpire destroyed our offensive
line," Schembechler said, "absolutely
destroyed it. You can't block when he's
throwing the flag in there. And I have
the same line coach I've had for 15

years. Ironically, they (the Midship-
men) didn't have any (holding
Left guard Stefan Humphries was
also felled by injury, strained tendons
in his right knee, and ailing defensive
tackle Winfred Carraway did not play
at all yesterday. But Schembechler

seems more concerned with the menta
state of his team than the physical.
"I'm not concerned (about the in-
juries)," Bo said. "I'll play the next
guy. I've never had a Michigan team
that wasn't hungry, not in 12 years.
Right now, they're fat and happy."


First downs.............
Rushing (Att/yds)........
Passing (conplattlint)...
Passing yds:............
Funtbies (no/lost).......
Punts (no/avg).........



Woolfolk .................. 25
S. Smith................... 3


McCallum .................
Pagnanelli ................






Razor Sharp
Bo the prophet.. .
. .Wolverines have troubles.
"Wisconsin is definitely the most improved team in the Big Ten this
season. We can't afford to overlook them."
-Michigan coach Bo Schembechler
before the Wisconsin game.
BO, YOU CANNOT be serious about the Badgers. The Wolverines are
ranked number one in the land even before they have played a down.
Michigan will definitely have Wisconsin begging for mercy.
Zap! The Badgers humble the Wolverines, 21-14.
"I guarantee that you'll see a better Michigan team against Notre
Dame "
-Bo before the Irish game.
They could not help but improve after the Wisconsin game, Bo. Those Irish
look extremely tough, though, and rookie coach Gerry Faust is bound to
have his players sky high. Besides, how could your team make such a drastic
urnaround in just one week.
Unbelievable! Michigan throttles the top-ranked Irish, 25-7.
"Navy is one of the top 25 teams in the country. They are going to
be extremely tough."
-Bo looking towards the Midshipmen.
The way yor boys played against Notre Dame, Bo, this Navy game should
be the laughter needed before you move on to a more serious matter-the
conference schedule.
Hold your breath! Michigan stumbles by the Middies, 21-16.
If Schembechler should ever tire of the college football wars, he would be a
cinch as a prophet. In as much as the media and Maize 'n Blue fans felt that
the Wolverines were destined for great things after their wallowing of the
Irish the previous week, Schembechler knew that his club had problems.
'You play like you practice," noted Schembechler after the Navy scare.
"We practiced sluggish this week and we played sluggish today. On the basis
of our performance, Navy should have won the game. We are just not
"They (his players) are not as good as they think they are. I don't know. I
'guess they think; they know more about this game than me. Right now,
they're fat and happy and we've (the coaches) got to do something about it."
T look at the final score, it would be hard to believe that the Wolverines
dominated the first half. They took a 14-6 advantage into the locker room.
The defense only allowed the Middies four firstdowns. Quarterback Steve
Smith completed his first seven passes. You would think that would put a
smile on Schembechiers face.
"We had the opportunity to put them away in the first half before they
could get started, but we didn't," Schembechler added. "They (Navy) were
the better team today. This team has not performed like a Michigan team
The early moments of the game did resemble the Michigan-Navy contests
of old-in regards to dullness. It registered a 8.5 on the boredometer. Butch
Woolfolk seemed to be running at will and the defense just shiut Navy down
cold. It started out like one of those games in which the scoreboard light
bulbs would blow up due to the excessive number of Wolverine touchdowns.
Michigan would thrive for megapoints. Instead, it wound up with the Blue
gridders fighting for their very survival and finishing just an overthrown
pass away from their second setback.
This 1981 Michigan team is an emotional rollercoaster. When they want to
play, the Wolverines can blow anyone off the field. But when they are not in
the mood, they can wreak to high heaven. Bo's dilemma is to get some kind
of consistency out of this group-one of well-executed football.
The brightest spot of the entire afternoon was definitely Smith's first half
performance. His 8-for-10 showing was impressive. Not for the number of
completions, but rather, the way they were completed. The passes were not
space shots which the receivers had to run underneath to catch. Smith was
hitting the timingpatterns, directing his receivers open, and rifling the ball
into the coverage for completions-to his own players this time.
"I was fired up for this game because I knew that I had something to prove
to myself," said Smith, who finished the day completing 10 of 15 passes for
110 yards, one touchdown and one interception. "I just had to find out exactly
what I was doing wrong with my passing game and correct it. I worked on
the timing'routes all week in practice."
What about nextweek, Bo?

MICHIGAN................7 7 7 0-21
Navy .....................0 6 0 10-16
MICH-Woolfolk 4 run. (Ha ji-Sheikh kick)
MICH-Smith 2 run. (Haji-Sheikh kick)
NAVY-Fehr 46 FG.
MICH-Bean 8 pass from Smith. (Haji-SHeikh
NAVY-Pagnanelli 22 run. (Fehr kick)
NAVY-Fehr 45 FG.

S. Smith ................15 10
Pagnanelli ............16 9
Tarquinio ..............5 1

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Iowa upends No. 6 UCLA,


IOWA CITY (AP)- Freshman Tom
Nichol kicked two field goals and tackle
Mark Bortz, part of an inspired Iowa
defense, recovered a fumble in the end
zone for a touchdown to lift the
Hawkeyes to a 20-7 upset of sixth-rated
UCLA in college football yesterday.
Quarterback Pete Gales ran 16 yards
for Iowa's other touchdown as the
Hawkeyes stunned a team from the
nation's top 10 for the second time in
three weeks. Iowa (2-1) defeated
Nebraska (10-7) two weeks ago when
the Cornhuskers were rated seventh.
A sellout crowd of 60,004 at Kinnick
Stadium saw Iowa use the same for-
mula against UCLA as it employed
against Nebraska. The Hawkeyes shut
off the potent UCLA offense with an
aggressive, swarming defense, and the
Iowa offense controlled the ball for long
stretches 6f time.
Gales scored on a keeper around
right end after faking a handoff to give
Iowa a 7-0 lead with 5:02 left in the first
Michigan State 10, BGSU 7
EAST LANSING (AP)- Denny Stolz
looked over his 0-3 Bowling Green
squad after yesterday's 10-7 loss to
Michigan State and said; "We've got a
good little ball club."
As Stolz learned, a mediocre good
ball club was good enough to handle his
overmatched Falcons.
Despite a flurry of mistakes and
blown scoring opportunities, Michigan
State's superior size proved too much
for the Falcons and ruined a
homecoming of sorts for Stolz, a Lan-
sing native who coached at MSU from
Second-string halfback Lance
Hawkins scored from the 2 yard line on
a fourth down play and Morten Ander-
sen booted a 47-yard field goal as MSU
posted its first victory in three games.
Utah 42, N'western 0
EVANSTON (AP)- Del Rodgers
scored four touchdowns, one on a 36-
yard pass reception and another on a
56-yard run, to power Utah to a 42-0 non-
conference victory yesterday over Nor-

thwestern, extending the Wildcats'
losing skein to 23 straight.-
syracuse 21, Indiana 7
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP)- Dave War-
ner and Jack Gilligan scored on short
touchdown runs late in the football
game yesterday as Syracuse Univer-
sity won its first game under coach
Dick MacPherson by beating Indiana
Tailback Joe Morris powered the
Syracuse offense by running for 164
yards in 26 carries and taking four
passes from quarterback Warner for
another 73 yards.
Wisconsin 21, WMU 10
MADISON (AP)- Chucky Davis
raced for first quarter touchdowns on
runs of 30 and 28 yards, and Wisconsin
held on to defeat Western Michigan 21-
10 in college football yesterday.
Davis scored on Wisconsin's first and
eighth plays from scrimmage, and the
Badgers, 2-1, played conservative of-
fense and relied on field position to
protect their lead most of the rest of the
Purdue 15, Notre Dame 14
terback Scott Campbell passed for 246
yards Saturday, including a seven-yard
touchdown pass and two-point conver-
sion to flanker Steve Bryant with 19'
seconds to go, lifting Purdue to a 15-14
college football upset of 13th-ranked
Notre Dame.
Trailing by seven points before the
touchdown, Coach Jim Young said he
decided to go for two points and the vic-
tory instead of a possible tie on a kick
because "I felt we would make it. You
just have that feeling sometimes, and I
felt we had it."
The winning Purdue score followed a
30-yard touchdown run by Notre
Dame's Phil Carter that broke a 7-7 tie
with 2:57 remaining. Campbell then led
the final Boilermaker drive, coin-
pleting passes of 33 yards to Eric Jor-
dan and 42 yards to Bryant that gave
Purdue a first down at the Irish 1 with
39 seconds left.
OSU 24, Stanford .19
STANFORD, Calif. (AP)- Art
Schlichter passed for two touchdowns
as Ohio State built an 18-point lead, and

the eight-ranked Buckeyes held on for a
24-19 victory over Stanford yesterday.
The game matching two of college.
football's best quarterbacks, Schlichter
and Stanford's John ElWay, turned into.

a thriller as Elway tossed a pair of
touchdown passes early in the final
quarter. But Elway re-injured an ankle
which he sprained two weeks ago and
missed two series.

TWO MICHIGAN ASSISTANTS help wide receiver Anthony Carter off the
field late in the first half of yesterday's game. Carter reportedly suffered a
slighly sprained ankle on the previous play.

Welsh upset over narrow loss,
Navy sports much stronger crew.

An intruder suddenly interrupted the George Welsh post-
game interview with the press and received a warm recep-
tion from the Navy head coach.
"One of the best in the country right here," the friend
remarked in the direction of Welsh. And who can argue after
the Midshipmen narrowly lost to Michigan, 21-16. A game in-
dicative of the resurgence in Navy football.
IN THE LEAN mid-seventies, Navy football was an easy
prey for the Wolverines as Michigan rolled 52-0 in 1974 and 70--
14 in 1975. After Welsh's program began to take shape in 1977,
however, Navy football can boast of a 28-13 record, two bowl
appearances and a tightly fought 14-7 loss to Michigan in
Despite the closeness of yesterday's setback, Welsh ap-
peared rather reticent about the battle with the 7th-ranked
Wolverines. "I'm with Schembechler. There's nothing
positive about a loss. We go into Monday's practice as
losers," Welsh remarked. Some may dispute that point as the
19-point underdog Midshipmen came within one completed

up the Michigan blitz near the end of the game," Welsh noted.
"But I think a little experience will make him a better player.
You could see the blitz coming a mile away."
Pagnanelli did not see the Wolverine blitz which put the
,Midshipmen'in an inescapable hole, but the Navy quarter-
back did see enough to complete 9 of 16 passes for 96 yards
and rush for 48 yards. After a Don Bracken punt placed the.
Midshipmen at the 6-yard line, Pagnanelli mastered a 94-
yard drive including a 22-yard keeper for the touchdown,
Despite the fine statistics for Pagnanelli, Welsh did not in-
dicate who would be the starting quarterback against Yale
next week, Pagnanelli or Tom Tarquinio (1 of 5 for -3 yards
and one interception).
Another Navy strength lies in the talented instep of
Playboy All-American placekicker and punter Steve Fehr.
Fehr easily hit field goals of 46, 31, and 45 yards and one extra
point to account for 10 Navy points. The senior placekicker
led the Midshipmen in scoring the last two seasons and holds
five Navy records. Fehr is now 5 of 6 in field goal tries and
leads the Midshinmen with 21 noints

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