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BRUIN ATTACK SIMILAR TO MICHIGAN
Run-oriented offense keys UCLA

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(Continued from Page 2)
The fullback for Donahue's squad is
5-11, 230-pound steamroller Frank
Bruno, who has carred the ball 73 times
for 261 yards this season, a 3.6 yard
average. The Metuchen, N.J. native
has picked up three touchdowns for the
Bruins in 1981.
Up front, the formidable UCLA line is
anchored by senior right tackle Luis
Sharpe. The 6-5, 250-pound Sharpe is
certainly no stranger to the Wolverines,
as hewent to Los Angeles after playing
his high school football for South-
western High School in Detroit.
SHARPE WAS named to several pre-
season All-American teams, and looks
to be one of the first linemen taken in th
upcoming National Football League
THE LIN
MICHIGAN

draft.
Holding down the other side of the
line is 6-6, 240-pound Chris Yelich and 6-
4, 250-pound Mike Jolly. Senior center
Dave Otey, at 6-1 and 255 pounds, is
considered one of the premier centers
on the West Coast.
In kicker Norm Johnson, a senior
from Garden Grove, Cal., UCLA
possesses one of the most potent
kicking games in the country. In ad-
dition to being strong on kickoffs, John-
son has been perfect on extra points (32
of 32), and successfully converted 14 of
19 field goal tries.
"This is a great match-up," assessed
Schembechler. "At the end of the
season, they (the Bruins) were the hot-
test team on the West Coast."
4EUPS
UCLA

OFFENSE

(82)
(72)
(65)
(69)
(76)
(75)
(27)
( 1)
(16)
(24)
(32)
( 6)

Norm Betts ..............(230)
Ed Muransky............ (275)
Kurt Becker .............(260)
Tom Dixon ..............(238)
Stephan Humphries ...... (240)
Bubba Paris ............. (270)
Vince Bean .............. (185)
Anthony Carter ..........(161)
Steve Smith ............. (191)
Butch Woolfolk ..........(208)
Stanley Edwards.......(208)
Ali Haji-Sheikh.........(172)
DE
Robert Thompson ....... (219)
Winfred Carraway......(230)
Al Sincich ...............(220)
Tony Osbun ............. (254)
Ben Needham ........... (210)
Paul Girgasht............ (210)
Mike Boren ..............(217)
Brian Carpenter........(166)
JIrr Barn 1129

TE
ST
RG
C
LG
QT
SE
FL
QB
TB
FB
PK

(91)
(67)
(76)
(51)
(66).
(73(
(83)
(26)
(14)
( 3)
(42)
( 8)

Tim Wrightman........(237)
Luis Sharpe ............. (250)
Mike Jolly ............... (250)
Dave Otey ............... (255)
Chris Yelich ............. (240)
Mike Mason .............(257)
Cormac Carney........(209)
JoJo Townsell .......... (181)
Tom Ramsey ............(189)
Kevin Nelson ............ (188)
Frank Bruno ............ (230)
Norm Johnson ...........(193)

FENSE

(99)
(63)
(53)
(78)
(97)
(50)
(40)
( 9)
(15)
(13)
(37)
(28)

OLB
LT
MG
RT
OLB
ILB
ILB
WHB

(99)
(53)
(40)
(75)
(92)
(86)
(27)
(35)
91~

Brad Plemmons........(214)
Joe Gary ................(255)
Karl Morgan ............(247)
Irv Eatman...........(260)
Ike Gordon ..............(221)
Ron Butler .............. (232)
Blanchard Montgomery .(239)
Jimmy Turner ........... (188)

UCLA TAILBACK Kevin Nelson attempts to break the tackle of an Arizona
defender. Nelson was the Bruins' leading rusher in 1981 running with 850
markers.
UCLA to sport oun
'D' for Bluebonnet
(Continued from Page 3)

'78 to '81, Leach to Carter...
..goodbye, seniors
T HIS IS FOR the seniors. Not the seniors who carry the football, but
rather the ones who haul books from class to class. Along with the 30
graduating football seniors who received their traditional rings from the
University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit last week, there is another
group of students who have also waved goodbye to Saturday afternoons in
Michigan Stadium-the 4,000 or so graduating seniors from the class of 1982.
Sure, some of these seniors will be active alumns, but, as they say, it won't
quite be the same. They have plunged headfirst into the Michigan football
tradition in the last four years, but it's all over now. They, too, participated
in their last home game on November 21, 1981. These seniors have seen
many changes in four years, from the end of "passing-up" to the beginning
of passing in the Big Ten. A recap follows:
1978
RECORD--10-2; ROSE BOWL LOSS TO USC, 17-10
When your grandchildren ask you about the incomparable Rick Leach,
you can say "I watched Leach in his senior year." That's right, the class of
'82 witnessed one of Michigan's greatest in the 1978 season. For those who
ventured to hostile South Bend as a freshman (only the second week of
classes), the trip was well worth the abuse. Leach performed brilliantly, as
Michigan pounded Notre Dame, 28-14, in a game which regenerated one of
the country's most intense rivalries.
This was also the "Year of the Spartan," as Michigan State captured Big
Ten titles in football, basketball, and baseball. Against MSU in Ann Arbor,
thousands of freshmen turned into instant Spartan-haters as Michigan State
beat Michigan, 24-15, and the intrastate rivalry was at its fiercest. Leach,
("I've never seen a player more jacked than Leach for the Michigan State
game his senior year") a former team member explained, was too jacked
and threw three passes to the Spartans.
1979
RECORD-8-4; GATOR BOWL LOSS TO NORTH CAROLINA, 17-15
The image of a forest of Buckeyes crashing around a helpless Brian Virgil
as he attempted to punt in the Ohio State game says it all for the disappoin-
ting 1979 season. The lowest point in four years had to be the loss to North
Carolina in the Gator Bowl, extending Bo Schembechler's winless bowl
streak and ending the misery of an 8-4 season. This is the year which saw one
of the worst kicking games in the nation, Bo shoving a Daily reporter, and
losses to Notre Dame (12-10), Purdue (24-21), Ohio State (18-15) and North
Carolina (17-15).
Nineteen seventy-nine was also the year of the most exciting play in the
storied history of Michigan football. With the game tied at 21-21 and only
seconds remaining, two plays turned an embarrassing tie into a spectacular
victory. Larry Reid ran over left end and was about to be tackled (no time-
outs left for Michigan) when he tossed the ball out of bounds to stop the clock
with six seconds remaining. John Wangler then hit freshman Anthony Car-
ter on a pass, and the future All-American dodged two Hoosiers and danced
into the end zone. Three years later, the class of '82 is still finding itself daz-
zled by number '1.'
1980
RECORD-10-2; ROSE BOWL WIN OVER WASHINGTON, 23-6
The pits of 1979 sprouted Bo's first bowl victory in 1980, as the 8-4 season of
a year ago faded into the remote past. After alternating quarterbacks
resulted in a slow start (1-2, 1-5 counting the last three games of 1979), John
Wangler led Michigan to its most memorable season in years. The year was
not all roses, however, as those who ventured to South Bend will attest. The
sight of Harry Oliver's field goal sailing through the uprights to give Notre
Dame a 29-27 victory is ingrained in the memories of many. Some of the
distinct memories of 1980 are Bob Ufer's inability to get the score correct af-
ter the Notre Dame heart-breaker, Robert Thompson's crunching sack of
Art Schlichter in Columbus, the Ufer pep rally before the Rose Bowl, and the
performances of Butch Woolfolk and Carter in crucial games.
1981
RECORD-8-3; BLUEBONNET BOWL ? AGAINST UCLA
The most ballyhooed team in the class of 82's (our years, the 1981
Wolverines were ranked number one in the preseason by several
publications. The Rose Bowl was not the question-a mythical national title
was the ultimate goal. The number-one ranking lasted less than one quarter
as Wisconsin shocked the football.world by beating Michigan, 21-14, in
Madison, starting a national trend of upsets of the top-ranked teams.
Michigan ended up 6-3 in the Big Ten, Bo's worst record ever in the con-
ference. The pain of losses to Wisconsin, Iowa (9-7), and Ohio State (14-9),
was somewhat eased when the Wolverines discovered that UCLA awaited
them in Houston. The Bruins challenge lifted downtrodden spirits and cast a
new light on the season. A season-ending win over UCLA would salvage
some pride.
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ins ) aterLang............(17) offense in the Big Ten, with their own young defense. Only three seniors occupy
.(209) SS (32) Tom Sullivan ............ (188) starting slots in the Uclan'defense: outside linebackers Brad Plemmons and Ike
.(174) FS ( 7) Don Rogers .......\ ...... (207) Gordon and left tackle Joe Gary.
(172) P (17) Kevin Buenafe ........... (200) "JOE GIVES US that senior leadership up front, and Brad and Ike handle the
corners well," said Hughes. "Our strength is in the inside."
Butler and Blanchard Montgomery support nose guard Karl Morgan to form a
hgtight middle for the Bruins. Montgomery, a 6-2, 229-pounder from Granada Hills,
Ten Honors Calif. is the fourth-leading tackler on the squad with 77 stops to his credit. The trio
ngs will be counted on to shut down a Michigan ground assault which was ranked tops
Overall FIRST TEAM in the Big Ten.
W L Anthony Carter, wide receiver "They are a very explosive running team," said Hughes, "perhaps even more so
8 3 Kurt Becker, offensive guard than Southern Cal because they can hit from so many angles. They've got a speed-
8 3 Ed Muransky, offensive tackle ster in Woolfolk who, if can get outside, there are very few who can catch him.
8 3 Butch Woolfolk, running back There's (fullback Stan) Edwards who can get you right up the middle, and he's got
7 4 Bubba Paris, offensive tackle speed, also. And there's always the chance that Smith could take it on the op-
7 4 SECOND TEAM tion-and he's faster than the other two.
5 6 Stan Edwards, running back "WE'RE GOING TO be able to dominate the line of scrimmage. They've got a
5 6 Paul Girgash, linebacker fine offensive line, and if we let them get control of the line, we could be in
5 6 Keith Bostic, defensive back trouble."
2 9 Tony Jackson, defensive back The Bruins' defensive alignment is similar to that of Michigan's in that it is a 3-4
0 11 Don Bracken, punter set-up, three down linemen and four linebackers, with the outside backers right
HONORABLE MENTION behind the defensive front. Their main objective is stopping the run.
Robert Thompson, linebacker That thought is bound to put a smile on Anthony Carter's face.
Mike Boren, linebacker "HE (CARTER) IS probably the most explosive player in the nation," noted
Tom Dixon, center Hughes."One person on him is not enough."
1gs The task of handling (if that's possible) the junior All-American will most
likely go to cornerback Jimmy Turner, a junior who was third on the team in inter-
UCLA's All-Pac-Ten ceptions with three. According to Hughes, Turner will probably have some help
overall Honors watching Carter.,
9-2-0 "Don Rogers will probably be around the area, off and on, through the game,"
9-2-0 FIRST TEAM said Hughes. "It is not an envious position to have to cover a player the likes of An-
9-2-0 Tim Wrightman, tight end thony Carter, but I think they can do the job."
8-2-1 Luis Sharpe, offensive guard ROGERS, A 6-1, 207-pound sophomore, is the third leading tackler for the
7-3-1 Cormac Carney, wide receiver Bruins with 79 in his ledger. He is also the team leader in solo tackles with 64.
6-50 SECOND TEAM The lone remaining member of the Uclan secondary is right cornerback
4-7-0 Kevin Nelson, running back Walter Lang.
2-9-0 Karl Morgan, defensive tackle UCLA has a more-than-qualified punter in sophomore Kevin Buenafe, who has
2-9-0 Irv Eatman, defensive tackle boomed 63 punts for an average of 41.6 yards, just two yards less than his
1-10-0 Tom Sullivan, defensive bek sophomore counterpart, Don Bracken of the Wolverines.

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