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Saturday, October 24, 1981

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(82) Norm Betts .............230
(72) Ed Muransky ...........275
(65) Kurt Becker ...............260
(69) Tom Dixon ...............238
(76) Stefan flumphries ..........240
(75) Bubba Paris ...............270
(1) Anthony Carter ............161
(27) Vince Bean ................185
(16) Steve Smith ...............191
(32) Stan Edwards ..............208
(24) Butch'Woolfolk .............208
(6) Ali Haji-Sheikh .............172
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(99) Robert Thompson ..........219
(79) Clay Miller ..............240
(73) Doug James .............242
(78).Tony Osbun ...............254
(97) Ben Needham ..............215
(50) Paul Girgash............210
(40) Mike Boren ...............217
(3) Marion Body ..............178
(15) Jerry Burgei ............182
,(13) Keith Bostic ............. 209
(37) Tony Jackson ..............174
(28) Don Bracken ...............185

FENSE
TE (80) Chris Hinton ...............240
ST (75) Rob Taylor .................281
RG (67) Jim Crowder ...............227
C (54) Jack Kreider ...............239
LG (66) Kelby Brown ...............250
QT (78) Bob Pratt .................263.
FL (82) Steve Bogan ...............185
SE (92) Steve Kaiser ...............225
QB (14) Kevin Villars ...............180
FB (32) Jim Brown .................210
TB (37) Tracy Parsons .............185
PK (2) Rick Salvino ...............198
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(50) Bill Gildner ................245
(11) Chris Capstran .............230
(70) KeithCruise ...............240
(35) Mike Guendling.........214
(68) Chris Natzke ...............219
(47) Rich Raffin ...............210
(26) Jankeith Gatewood.........165
(16) Greg Washington.........195
(18) David Shaw............193
(15) Bobby Anderson ..........184
(4) John Kidd ..................202

By MARK MIHANOVIC
It is Homecoming 1981, merely six
weeks into a football season which had
begun with such high expectations for
Michigan, and the Wolverines (4-2
overall, 2-2 in the Big Ten) have
already faded to the status of a long-
shot Big Ten contender. Thus, with the
hapless Northwestern Wildcats (0-4, 0-
6) in town for today's 1:00 p.m. kickoff
in Michigan Stadium, football interest
in Ann Arbor is at one of its lowest ebbs
since Bo Schembechler became head
coach 13 years ago..
The possibility of a late December
trip to the Rose Bowl has traditionally
been sufficient incentive for Michigan
to roll over its weaker conference op-
ponents. Now, with their weakest op-
ponent across the field and Pasadena
worlds away, the question of how the
19th-ranked Wolverines will react is on
a lot of minds. It is a situation un-
familiar to Wolverine players and fans.
And to the coach.
"I'VE NEVER been associated with
a Michigan team that has given up on a
championship as easy as this one has,"

Schembechler said after last week's 9-7
loss to Iowa. "They just aren't playing
like a typical Michigan team.
"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."
The question, mind you, is how the
Wolverines will react to this novel
situation. There does not seem to be
much debate on the issue of victory or
defeat.
NORTHWESTERN has not come out
on top in a football game since it nipped
Wyoming, 27-22, in the second outing of
the 1979 campaign. Two more Wildcat
defeats will match the all-time major
college losing streak of 28 games. Last
Saturday the Wildcats were blanked by
Purdue, 35-0.
The contest should provide a measure
of excitement, nonetheless, as
Michigan tailback Butch Woolfolk
stands only 55 yards shy of Rob Lytle's
all-time Wolverine mark of 3,317. After
rambling through and around defen-
ders for 804 yards in the first five
games, Woolfolk was held to 56 yards

Today's Michigan-Northwestern game, starting at 1:00 p.m., can be heard on
WAAM (1600 AM); WPAG (1050 AM); WWJ (950 AM); WUOM (91.7 FM); WLEN
(103.9 FM); WTOD (1560 AM); WJR (7600AM); WJJX (650oAM Cable dorm only);
WTRX (Flint, 1330 AM).

by the Hawkeyes, the first time in eight
outings that the senior speedster failed
to pick up 100 markers.
The defense that stands between
Woolfolk and Maize and Blue immor-
tality is one extremely vulnerable to the
rush. The Wildcats have yielded 315.8
yards per game on the ground, as they
have given up point totals of 21 (to In-
diana), 38 (Arkansas), 42 (Utah), 64
(Iowa), and 35 (Minnesota) before the
home defeat to Purdue.
AGAINST THE Boilermakers,
however, Northwestern entered the
second quarter in a scoreless tie before
Purdue converted two Wildcat fumbles
and one interception into a 21-0 lead.
"Defensively, I thought we played
well against Purdue," first-year Nor-
thwestern coach Dennis Green said.
"But they wore us down in the second
half."
Green, planning for the future, is
starting four freshmen on defense.
Junior free safety Bobby Anderson, a
second-team All-American who led the
Wildcats with 113 tackles in 1980, is an
individual to watch when the
Wolverines have the ball.
THE NORTHWESTERN youth move-
ment carries over to the offensive
squad, as freshman Kevin Villars
assumed the quarterbacking reins from
senior Mike Kerrigan earlier this year.
Villars is versatile-47 of 86 through the
air thus far, with 208 yards in 44 carries
on the ground to lead his squad in that
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department.
A pair of seniors on the left side of the
offensive line, 6-6, 281-pound tackle Rob
Taylor and 64, 250-pound Kelby Brown
is the Wildcats' strength up front.
Green is wary of entering Michigan
Stadium with the hometowners coming
off of a defeat. "They are going to be
raging mad after losing to Iowa," he
said. "They'll be anxious to put points
on the board and try to show what they
can do in front of the home fans. Our
approach will be to try to duplicate ef-
forts we have shown against some of
the better teams in the country."
SCHEMBECHLER has not made any
major shakeup in light of his outfit's
two conference losses. "This team has
a lot of excellent character-type
people," the coach said. "They work
hard and practice hard, but for some
reason they just don't demonstrate the
hunger needed on Saturday afternoons.
"I've been in the league for 13 years
now, and I think this is the easiest year
to win the Big Ten title during that time
span," Schembechler continued. "I
really don't see everyone else getting
that much better as much as I see us not
living up to our previous levels of per-
formance."
In 1980 Michigan began its season in
lackluster fashion with a 14-7 victory
over Northwestern in rain-soaked
Michigan Stadium. It is not likely that
"previous levels of performance" will
be needed to fare at least as well today.
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By JAMES LOMBARD
As the Big Ten schedule reaches its halfway point,
the whole ball of wax, namely the conference title and
trip to the Rose Bowl, is very much up in the air. The
scramble continues today, as Minnesota travels to
Iowa, Wisconsin is on the road for the second straight'
week versus Illinois, Ohio State hosts Indiana, and
Michigan State takes on the Boilermakers at Purdue.
Minnesota at Iowa
One of today's key contests takes place at Iowa
City, where the sixth-ranked and conference-leading
Hawkeyes attempt to reverse a trend of recent
domination by the Minnesota Gophers. Minnesota (2-
2 in the Big Ten), which lost a 17-16 heartbreaker to
Indiana last week, has defeated Iowa three straight
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times and 16 of the last 21 times the two squads have
met. The last time Iowa was victorious in this 75-
year-old series was in 1977, when it whipped the
Gophers, 18-6, in Iowa City.
"IOWA IS OUR big rival because we don't have a
major rival within the state of Minnesota," Gopher
coach "Smokey" Joe Salem said. "Ever since the
mid-50's, when the two teams developed such a
strong rivalry because both were good, solid teams
then, this game has been something special for us.
It's always been a good, hard-fought contest, and
Saturday's game should be another typical battle."
Minnesota's ground attack ranks second in the
league, with an average of 223.3 yards per contest. A
big threat for the Gophers is wide receiver Chester
Cooper, who Salem praised as "a tough kid who has
good speed and can block well and will probably,
break all ofour school's pass receiving records."
Iowa has compiled a 3-0 conference mark and risen
to the top of the conference on the strength of a defen-
se which leads the league against the pass, in total
defense, and in points allowed. Last weekend
noseguard Pat Dean rode an 11-tackle performance
versus Michigan to an Associated Press Player of the
Week award, his second''of 1981. Offensively, the
Hawkeyes are hampered by injuries in the offensive
line, but quarterback Gordy Bohannon ranks second
in Big Ten pass efficiency, and Reggie Roby leads the
nation with a 53.2 punting average.
Wisconsin at Illinois
Illinois, the school that is credited with beginning
the homecoming tradition in 1910, hosts its 71st such
event against the Wisconsin Badgers. Illini coach
Mike White has no compulsion to try to develop a
balanced attack.
"I'm not interested in it anymore," White said. "If
it means throwing on every down, then that's what
we'll do." Illinois, which dropped a 34-27 thriller to
Ohio State last week, is paced by Tony Eason, who
has passed for 300 or more yards in each of the last
four contests and is atop the Big Ten total offense
category.
HE THREW FOR 368 yards one week ago, lut he
faces a pass defense that leads the Big Ten in inter-
ceptions with 15 this fall. After taking three conferen-
ce games at home, Wisconsin was knocked from its
perch by Michigan State last weekend, and football
followers are wondering whether the Badgers are
capable of winning on the road.

Michigan State at Purdue
It should be an offensive show in West Lafayette, as
the Boilermakers have piled up 923 yards in total of-
fense over the last two weeks while, at the same time,
allowing 563 yards.
Purdue signal-caller Scott Campbell is number one
among conference quarterbacks in pass efficiency.
In destroyigg the Badgers, 33-14, quarterback Bryan
Clark compiled 343 yards in total offense, the third-
best day in Spartan history.
Indiana at Ohio State
THE BUCKEYES celebrate their own homecoming
by taking on a squad which they have not lost to since
1951. Hoosier quarterback Babe Laufenberg leads the
conference in completion percentage with 63.8.
However, the Hoosier defense is only one step
above last in the Big Ten and will be tested severely
by the Buckeyes' number one Big Ten attack. Ohio
State leads the Big Ten in total offense (406.5 yards),
scoring (27.8), and rushing defense (107). Quarter-
back Art Schlichter is third in total offense and has a
league-low 2.7 interception percentage.,The Buckeye
defense is led by-linebacker Marcus Marek, tied for
Big Ten leadership in tackles with 85.
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SATURDAY, Oct. 31
8 p.m. Hill Auditorium
Featuring:
SYMPHONY BAND THE FRIARS
CONCERT BAND JAZZ BAND
MICHIGAN MARCHING BAND
Tickets: $2, $4, $5 at Hill Box Office
Oct. 26-30-9 a. m.-4 p.m.

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CHAMPAIGN - The Michigan
women's volleyball team swept to two
victories, including a big 15-9,15-9 upset,
of second-seeded Northwestern, as the
Big Ten Championships got underway
in Champaign yesterday.
The Wolverines opened the day with a
15-13, 15-7 win over Michigan State
before stunning the Wildcats.

Action resumes today with Michigan
the sixth seed in the tournament, taking
on third-seeded Minnesota and
unranked Wisconsin. A victory in
either match will advance the
Wolverines to the semifinals later
today.
The finals are scheduled for 7 o'clock
tonight. Purdue, the number-one seed,
is the tournament favorite.

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