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Page 12-Tuesday, October 20, 1981-The Michiaan Daily
By GREG DeGULIS

Fingers of blame .. .

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B LAME. IT'S IN vogue right now to point,
angry fingers, blaming someone or
something for Michigan's early conference losses.
"Slim and no" Rose Bowl chances in mid-October
are foreign to Wolverine fans, so the reaction to
the Iowa defeat has been quite harsh. Interest in
the rest of the football season seems to be
declining and ticket-scalping entrepreneurs shud-
der at the thought of $10 Ohio State tickets.
Michigan is 2-2 in the Big Ten, and well, who is to
blame?
If you would stop people on South University and
ask who or what is to blame for the losses, a
myriad of responses would result. There are the,
Steve Smith critics, Bo Schembechler critics, of-
fensive line critics, defensive line critics, secon-
dary critics, officials critics, etc., etc., etc. There
is just no simple reason to explain the losses-no
consensus at all.
. First and foremost are the quarterback critics.
Whenever the offense sputters, the fans zero in on
the quarterback, dissecting every statistic to
prove their point. Against Iowa, Smith's passing
statistics confirm the theories of the quarterback
critics-six of 20 for 108 yards, one interception
and one touchdown. Not good enough to win,
right?
Not according to Bo Schembechler, who has and
will continue to wholeheartedly support Smith at
quarterback. "If I had to rely just on him (Smith)
to win the Iowa game, he would have done it,"
Schembechler said at yesterday's weekly media
luncheon. "He threw seven balls that we didn't
catch. We had four dropped, two called back by of-
ficials and the interference call. That's 13 of 20;
not bad." So, maybe it's not the quarterback.

"I'm not blaming him (Smith) or me," Bo con-
tinued. "What about the coaching staff-are they
letting up this year?" a reporter asked. "No,
they're fine," Bo retorted. So, maybe it's not the
coaching.
The massive offensive line received much of the
blame after the Iowa loss, so critics gobbled up the
angry Bo quotes after the game. "Our blocking
was horrible. I lay our bad performance entirely
on the lack of blocking," Bo explained. So, it's the
offensive line, right?
Maybe not. This is the same group that has
opened up massive holes for Butch Woolfolk, who
has amassed 860 yards in 1981. You cannot blame
the line entirely, like Bo said.
Even the men in the black and white stripes,
received pointed fingers of blame in their faces.
It's no secret that Bo disagreed with a few calls,
and in fact; Michigan is going to test the Big Ten
official review process as a result of the Iowa
game. "If we had played against only the Iowa
defense and not the other guys (officials) . ." Bo
trailed off.
But you can't blame the officials entirely, can
you, Bo?
"Nah," replied the coaching legend. So, even
the officials duck the blame.
The blame, indeed, may lie with something that
doesn't sh'ow up in statistics or game films. Those
intangibles, so familiar to Jimmy the Greek's bet-
ting board, are not in favor of Michigan in 1981. In-
tangibles, such as intensity and field leadership,
so apparent in 1980, seem to be lacking this year.
"This team has a lot of excellent character-type
people," Bo said. "They work hard and practice
hard, but for some reason they just don't demon-

. pointing everywhere
strate the hunger needed on Saturday afternoons.
"I've never been associated with a Michigan
team that has given up on a championship as easy
as this one has," Boa continued. "If you get beat
because another team is better, then so be it. But
when a team leaves you with questions due to a
lack of intensity, it is very frustrating."
Frustrating, indeed, for 'the players, coaches
and the fans, especially after being given such a
glorified pre-season ranking. A large part of game
intensity stems from the senior leadership. In
1980, two senior leaders occupied the two signal
calling positions-quarterback and inside
linebacker.
Sophomore SteveSmith replaced senior John
Wangler and junior Paul Girgash replaced senior
Andy Cannavino at the leadership
positions-another intangible not in Michigan's
favor.
"This (1981) is a good group," Bo said. "But
they have to do less of a workmanlike job on
Saturday. They must play with more intensity."
There's that word again.
"It's senior time," Bo said. "They can close out
as a fighting class or one that didn't do it. They
know that. That's the key."
That senior key can open the door to an '81
disaster or possibly-open the door to a major bowl
bid. !"If we win the next five games, we'll be
somewhere," Bo replied to a bowl question.
"There won't be many 9-2 teams."
Bo, though, remains a bit leery. "I'm not sure
we're not playing the top end of the conference
now," Bo said. "We may still be in° the race. I
honestly don't know what to expect."
Well, expect a 9-2 season to change fingers of
blame to fists of joy.

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Team
Statistics

Michigan Grid Statistics

Total First Downs.
Rlushing .......
Passing.......
Penalty.......
Total Net Yards
Total Plays..

MICH
111
79
27
5
2140
407

Opp.
113
53
53
7
2010
422

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Avg. Per Play....
Avg. Per Game..
Net Rushing Yards
Total Attempts
Avg. Per Play ...
Avg. Per Game..
Net Passing Yards.
Att/Comp/Int ...
Avg. Pet Attempt
Avg. Per Comp..
Avg. Per Game..
Punts/Yds/Avg ...
Punt Ret/Yds/Avg
KO Ret/Yds/Avg. .
Int/Yds/Avg...
Fumbles/Lost .....
Penalties/Yards...
Scoring:
Total Pts/Avg .
Touchdowns.....
Rushing.......

5.3
356.7
1549
307
5.0
258.2
591
100/39/7
5.9
15.2
98.5
31/1378/44.5
21/147/7.0
15/256/17.1
10/105/10.5
8/6
32/286
143/23.8
20
15

4.8
335.0
864
269
3.2
144.0
1146
153/80/10
7.5
14.3
191.0
35/1334/38.1
9/14/1.6
9/134/14.9
7/11/1.6
8/3
21/172
90/15.0
9
3

Passing.......
Returnt .......
PAT's/att. .....
2-Pt. Conv/Att.
Field Goals/att.
Third Down Conv
Success Pct....

5
0
14/15
2/5
1/4
34/81
.420

6
0
9/9
0/4
9/11
27/$5
.318

S. Smith.........
Edwards ... ,...,
Ricks.........
Ingram.......
Carter...........
Rogers ..........
K. Smith.......
Hassel ..........
Mercer..........

61
38
42
8
6
5
3
2
1

328
202
147
30
:36
20
19
8
2

85
0'
6
0
12
0
0
0
0

243
202
141
30
24
20
19
8
2

4.0
5.3
3.4
3.8
4.0
4.0
6.3
4.0
2.0

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0
4
0
0
0
0
0

37
30
11
15
23
1i
12
8
2

SCORE BY QUARTERS
1 2 3 4 TDotal/Avg
MICHIGAN.............16 59 40 28 143/23.8
Opponents..............23 30 27 10 9015.0
Individual
Statistics
Rushing
Att. Gain Loss YdsAvg TD LP,
Woolfolk .........141 879 19 860 6.1 4 89

Passing

S. Smith.......
Dickey ........

PA
98
2

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PC
38
1

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7
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Pct Yds TD
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Carter........
woollolk......
Bean..........
Dunaway......
Edwards.
Betsg.........
Brockington ..
Ingram........

No.
16
6
5
4
3
3
1

Yds.
299
34
89
57
53
24
25
10

Avg.
18.7
5.7
17.8
14.3
17.7
8.0
25.0
10.0

TD
3
0
I
1
0
0
0
0

LP
71
11
26
26
24
18
25
10

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Carter ........
Woolfolk......
Ricks ..........
Haji-Sheikh
Bean..........
Dunaway ........
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6 0
1 3
4 0
4 0
0 0
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Punting
No. Yds. Avg. Long
Bracken.........31 1378 44.5 60
Field Goals
0-19 20-29 30.39 40-49 50+ Total
Haji-Sheikh ... 0-0 0-0 0-1 173 0-0 1-4
Returns

TDo ExP2-pt FG TP
0 0 1 0 38
0 '0 1 0 28
0 0 0 0 24
0, 0 0 0 24
0 1414 01-417
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0 0 0'0 6
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Carter .....
Edwards ..
Hassel ...
Ricks ..
Burgei ....
Carpenter.
Jackson ...
Cooper ....

PR/Yds/Avg/LP.
1/14/14.0/14
0/0/0/0
0/0/0/0
0/0/0/0
0/0/0/0
12/100/8.3/48
7/25/3.6/9
1/8/8.0/'8

KOR/Yds/Avg/LP
7/139/19.9/29
5/76/15.2/26
1/16/16.0/16
1/13/13.0/13
1/12/12.0/12
0/0/0/0
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