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Tuesday, November 10, 1981

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orthern on top as others drop

... AND IN THIS
CORNER*...
Mark Mihanovie

By MARTHA CRALL
he Central Collegiate Hockey
ociation (CCHA) finally saw its first
possessor of first place after last
kend's action. The top three spots
ead out a little, with Northern
higantgrabbing first place,
higan State dropping to second and
higan taking third as, all three suf-
d their first conference losses.
ngs are bunched up in the middle of
pack though, as Michigan Tech and
ris State won and tied to move up.
orthern suffered its first defeat in
opener, but the Wildcats clung to
t place, splitting with Ohio State in
umbus. Northern lost on Friday; 3-2,
came back to beat the Buckeyes by
same score on Saturday.
WE WERE happy to get one win,"

said Wildcat head coach Rick Comley.
"We didn't play well on Friday. We
played young, which is exactly what we
are."
Sophomore winger Rave Mogus4
earned CCHA Player-of-the-Week
honors for the Wildcats, as the Min-
nesota native netted a three-goal hat
trick ' on Saturday night to single-
handedly beat the Buckeyes, 3-2.
Andy Browne scored the game-
winner against Northern on Friday
night and Paul Pooley accumulated two
goals on the weekend for the Buckeyes.
OSU goalie John Damrath faced only
52 shots all weekend, stopping 47, while
Wildcat Jeff Poeschl stopped 40 on
Friday and freshman Bruno Campese
kicked out 32 for Northern on Saturday.
"Both goalies played great," said
Comley. "They have each played three

games and they -have been outshot
every game. They are the anchor of our
team."
Michigan State 3-3,
Ferris State 3 (OT)-4(OT)
The Spartans suffered their first
defeat on Saturday to the Bulldogs in
East Lansing, 4-3, after tying 3-3 in
overtime on Friday in Big Rapids.
"I'm very pleased with a win and a
tie," said Ferris head coach Rick Duf-
fett. "Friday, we played well after the
first period. Overall we didn't play well
during the first three periods Saturday,
but we played well in overtime."

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Only one player, Bulldog Randy
Strong, scored more than ,one goal for
either team. The senior right winger
netted two, while Jim File added two
assists for the Bulldogs.
Western Michigan 5-2,
Notre Dame 4-6
The Broncos managed a split with the
Fighting Irish, as they took the opener
and dropped the finale in Kalamazoo.
"We played very well on Friday,"
said Western head coach Glen Weller.
"We executed well. But we broke down
on defense on Saturday and made a lot
of mistakes. We faced goodgodltending
both nights."
Notre Dame goaltender Dave
Laurion stopped a, total of 71 Western
shots on, the weekend, while Bronco
netminder, Glenn Healy faced only 64,
stopping 56.
Bronco Jim Grillo scored two goals in
Friday's win while Adam Parsons not-

ched two goals in the two-game set for
the Irish.
Michigan Tech 5-8,
Bowling Green 5(OT)-6
Michigan Tech finally began to run
up the scores it used to do with ease, as
the Huskies tied and beat last place
Bowling Green in Houghton.
Tech mentor, John MacInnes looked
at a new goalie,- freshman Ann Arbor
native, Tom Allen, on Saturday night in
place of veteran Rob PolmanTuin,
whose play hasn't satisfied the Huskies
coach.
"ALLEN WILL rotate with (Darcy)
Way next weekend," said Macinnes.
"PolmanTuin is not in our immediate
future."
Neither team fired the opposing
goalie with many shots, and the scoring
was balanced, as 14 different players
scored goals in Friday's 8-6 Tech vic-
tory. Senior Falcon George Roll ftot-
ched a three-goal hat trick and four
total points to pace Bowling Green in
Friday's game. Jeff Wylie and Mike
Lauen each scored four points for the
Huskies in the two-game set.
"I was satisfied with the offense,"
said MacInnes. "But I was very
dissatisfied defensively. We've got to
improve there."
Miami (O.)10-10,.
Waterloo 0-3
The Redskins had a field day with
non-conference Waterloo over the
weekend, blasting 20 goals.
Dave Robinson and Rick Kuraly not-
ched two goals apiece on Friday and
Kevin Beaton assisted on six Miami
goals in the opener. Steve Morris and
Dave Weeldon scored five points on
Saturday and Kuraly added six more
points. Waterloo managed only 27 shots
on three different Redskin goalies in the
two games.
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. Schermbechier keeping pace
H E MAY NOT admit it, but Bo Schembechler seems to be enjoying this
new type of football that they currently play in the Big Ten.
Schembechler will always be one to emphasize fundamentals-tackling,
blocking, you win with defense-but lately he's been saying things like, "You
have to be able to pass to keep them off balance," suggesting that maybe
there's a little hit of Mike White in all of us.
Three-hundred yard days through the air no longer inspire gasps of awe;
should Scott Campbell throw for less than that in West Lafayette on Satur-
day, the Michigan secondary will be credited with a fine performance. Quar-
terbacks today, more than ever, control the destinies of their respective
teams. And the result is illustrated in the standings, where it is conceivalile
that three losses will appear beside the name of the team that finishes atop '
the Big Ten.
Ohio State hasn't remained/ in the race because its defense has stopped.
people; quite simply, Art Schlichter has been outstanding. Illinois did not en-
ter Michigan Stadium tied for second place on the strength of its defensive
unit; rather, White has devised an imaginative offense built around the con- .
siderable talents of Tony Eason. Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota have each'
been strong defensively, for the most part, over the past decade while still
failing to make a run at any title; the keys to their success in '81 bear the
names Jess Cole, Gordy Bohannon, and Mike Hohensee, respectively.
And the Michigan Wolverines have played their best football in their last
two games (34-13 and 70-21 routs of the Gophers and Illini), in which .
Michigan quarterback Steve Smith (who struggled to a 38.8 completion per-
centage through his initial six games) has totalled 22 completions in 35 at-
tempts for 461 yards and six touchdowns.
The metamorphosis in the nature of Big Ten football has reached the stage ;4.
where Bo no longer denies the correlation between a strong passing attack .
and a winning record.
"The ability to throw and catch the ball has now changed football,"
Schembechler said yesterday. "The offenses are so damn good now. There,
are probably five teams in the conference that are averaging 400 or more i
yards a game.
"I think it's a national trend," he continued. "The college coaches have
always been tremendous technique coaches. Run the option and wishbone.
Now they're starting to pass."
Schembechler is not enthused about the prospect of standing on the
sidelines while the opposition runs up 21-7 first-quarter leads before his
squad turns it around.
"This isn't the type of game I like to coach in," he said. "I like to be in con-
trol. I like to feel that we are dictating the flow of the game. That just doesn't
happen much anymore. Things are much more unpredictable. I really ddn't
understand this type of football."
It is easy to understand why Schembechler might not be overwhelmed
with joy about unpredictability in college football, in particular the Big Ten.
Bo won for 12 years because his offensive lines blew defenders off the line of
scrimmage, because he recruited quick, hard-nosed defensive players who
quickly learned their responsibilities and filled them. He beat the Wisconsins
and Purdues year-in and year-out because his players blocked and tackled
better: No need forthe quarterback to throw. Everyt 4 w4U L fins as long
as he doesn't make any major mistakes.
But Bo didn't fall/ behind by 14 points in the first quarter too often, either.
One can claim that a different Michigan defense would not have yielded 21
points to Illinois in one period, but when Eason has a sophisticated attack
and abundant talent at his disposal, it wouldn't really matter if Thom Dar-
den were roaming the secondary and Andy Cannavino were plugging holes
at linebacker.
Thus, Michigan has changed its football philosophy. And while Bo may
whine and moan about longing for the days of defensive invincibility, he does
it with a smile on his face and fire in his eyes.
Big Ten football has moved into a new phase, and Michigan must move
with it'in order to keep pace. New challenges lie ahead for all coaches on the
college level; they must develop high-powered offenses and, at the same
time, defenses to stop the oppositions'. Bo Schembechler seems to be eating
up the challenges.
Maybe I'm drawing conclusions too quickly, though. Maybe the smile on
Bo's face is simply his reaction to the fact that his quarterback outplayed
one of the conference's best last Saturday. Maybe if Steve Smith fails to
match Scott Campbell and/or Art Schlichter, the fir6 will leave the eyes of
Bo Schembechler.

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CCHA Standings

1. N. Michigan ...
2. Michigan State
3. MICHIGAN ...
4. Ferris State ...
5. W. Michigan ...
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7. Michigan Tech
Notre Dame ..
9. Ohio State .....
10. Lake Superior
11. Bowling Green

W L T Pct.
5 1 0 .833
4 1 1 .750
2 1 1 .625
3 2 1 .583
3 3 0 .500
'1 t 0 .500
2 3 1 .417
{1 3 1- .417
1 .2 1 .375
1 4 1 .250
0 3 1 .125

1. Wisconsin (10)..........5-0-1
2. Minnesota ..................4-1-1
3. North Dakota (tie) .......6-2
Northern Michigan......5-1
5. MICHIGAN (tie) ........ 4-1-1
Providence ........
7. Clarkson ........... .-0
8. New Hampshire ........0-0
9. Denver .................2-1-1
10. Michigan State ........4-1-1

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weekend scores
WCHA
Colorado College, 6-7, Denver 5-7 (OT)
Wisconsin 4. Minnesota 146 (OT)
North Dakota 4-4, Minnesota-Duluth 1-5 (OT),
This week's games
MICHIGAN (S) vs Western Michigan (F)
Lake Superior at Bowling Green
Miami (O.) at Northern Michigan
Notre Dame (S) vs Michigan State (F)
Ohio State at Ferris State
Minnesota-Duluth at Michigan Tech
(F) Friday home game; (S) Saturday home game
CCHA Leading Scorers

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3. Newell Brown, Michigan State 6
4. Jeff Perry, Notre Dame...... 6
5. Jim Baker, Ferris State...... 6
Jim File, Ferris State ....... 6
Bruce Martin, N. Michigan.. 6

Goals-
Assists-
Points
114-15
6-7-13
1-11-12
5-6--11
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Demanding had pie;
Called it scrumptious. Oh, my!-
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