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iPOage 12-Friday, December 12,1980-The Michigan Daily

S

Another year of

exciting

action

SUGAR BOWL
January 1, 2p.m. (ABC)
New Orleans, La.

Three Big Ones.

ORANGE BOWL
January 1, 8p.m. (NBC)
Miami, Fla.

4

Georgia (11-0)

vs. Notre Dame

COTTON BOWL
January 1, 2 p.m. (CBS)

Oklahoma (9-2)
State (10-1)

vs. Florida

The Sugar"
Bowl's hopes of
billing itself as the"
game for the
national cham-
pionship came to a halt when Southern
California defeated Notre Dame last
Saturday, 20-3. Condolences need not be
sent to the Sugar Bowl committee,
however, as the Georgia Bulldogs (11-1)
remain the top-ranked team in the
nation.
Notre Dame (9-1-1) may have been
eliminated from the title hunt, but it
houldn't ibe evident in the intensity of
ts play as the Fighting Irish try to give
ead coach Dan Devine a victory in his
ast game as their coach.
NOTRE DAME'S STRENGTHS lie
ith a strong running game and a
unishing defense. The running attack
s paced by the one-two punch of Jim
tone and Phil Carter, who have rushed
or 908 and 822 yards respectively.
The running attack will have to carry
he Irish offense against Georgia as
uarterbacks Blair Kiel and Mike
ourey have completed a meager 41.5
rcent of their passes, including 11 in-
erceptions, while throwing only two
ouchdowns.
The Notre Dame defense is buoyed by

linebacker Bob Crable and Mark
Zavagnin along with defensive end
Scott Zettek. They comprise the team's
three leading tacklers.
ATTACKING THE Irish defense will
be All-American Herschel Walker, who
rushed for 1,616 yards this season.
Should the Bulldogs put the ball in the
air, they will hardly be in dangerous
straits with All-SEC performer Buck
Belue at quarterback.
Defensively; Georgia is led by All-
America defensive back Scott Woerner.
In addition to intercepting five passes,
Weerner led the nation in punt returns
with a 15.7 yards per return average.
The game figures to be closely-fought
and the possibility of a last-second field
goal that could decide the outcome
looms largely. In such a situation, both
teams would be well represented.
Georgia can call upon All-America Rex
Robinson, who has converted on 16 of 22
field goal attempts this season and 101
consecutive extra points during his
career after missing on his first try asa
freshman.
Notre Dame will counter with fresh-
man Harry Oliver, who sports an 18-of-
23 goal mark while converting 19 of 23
extra point tries. Georgia by 1.
-RON POLLACK

The 44th annual
Cotton Bowl game
held in Dallas
New Year's Day
matches the
Southwest Con-
ference champion

Dallas, Tex.
Alabama (9-2)
Baylor Bears (10-1)

against Southeastern Conference run-
ner-up Alabama (9-2), and has all the
ingredients to be one of the best bowl
games of the year.
Seventh-ranked Baylor, which will be
making only its second appearance in
theCotton Bowl, and which came back
from a 3-8 season last year, features
two outstanding players, both who were
named to the Associated Press All-
America first team. Linebacker Mike
Singletary is a terror on defense,
having made 145 tackles including 11
for losses. Singletary was named the
defensive player of the year in the SWC
for the third straight season.
GUARD FRANK DITTA, a transfer
from Oklahoma, is Baylor's other All-
American. He is an integral part of an
offense which is led by quarterback Jay
Jeffrey, and anchored by backs Walter

Ambercrombie (229 carries for 1,187
yards and 10 touchdowns) and Dennis
Gentry (147 carries for 883 yards and
six touchdowns). Ambercrombie, who
is only a junior, has already become
Baylor's leading career rusher and will
pose a threat to the Alabama defense.
The Crimson Tide defense is led by
All-America defensive end E. J. Junior.
Junior anchors a defensive lineE that
also includes tackle Bryon Braggs and
nose guard Warren Lyles, but eithgh-
ranked Alabama will have to be sharp
defensively to stop Ambercrombie.
Seniors Major Oglivie and Billy.
Jackson head the Alabama backfield
which carries the brunt of the offensive
attack. Quarterback Don Jacobs isn't
the world's best passer, so the running
attack must be in top form to overcome
the Baylor defense.
Both defenses are very tough against
the run and both offenses use primarily
running attacks.The game promises to
be muscle against muscle. Alabama by
11.
-JOHN KERR

vs. Baylor (10-1)

A possible bat-
tle for the
mythical national
title could develop
when Florida
State faces
Oklahoma in the 1981 Orange Bowl on
New Year's Day in Miami. A
The number one ranking could be up
for grabs if the number-one-ranked}
Georgia Bulldogs lose to -Notre Dame
earlier that day in the Sugar Bowl.
THE SECOND-RANKED Seminoles
(10-1) will be trying to avenge last
season's 24-7 Orange Bowl loss to
Oklahoma. Florida State will be led by
the pass-catch tandem of Rick
Stockstill and Hardis Johnson, who last
week teamed up for two come-from-
behind touchdowns to defeat rival
Florida 17-13 and keep their title
aspirations alive.
In addition the Florida State defense,
which has not allowed a point in the
fourth quarter this year, is led by the
oft-injured All-American nose guard
Ron Simmons. Joining Simmons on the
defensive side are cornerback Bobby

Butler,, tackles James Gilbert and
Mark Macek, and linebacker Reggie
Herring.
The fourth-ranked Sooners' (9-2) will
bring their explosive offensive attack to
Miami led by Quarterback J. C. Watts
and running back David Overstreet.
Joining Watts and Overstreet in the
backfield are Stanley Wilson and Chet
Winters. However the Sooners offensive
strength lies in their line which is an-
chored by tackle Louis Oubre and
guard Don Key.
ON THE DEFENSIVE PLATOON,
the Sooners are led by tackles Keith
Gray and Richard Turner. In additioa,
the defensive secondary includes Basil
Banks, Jay jimerson, Steve Haworth,
and Ken Sitton.
Although ,Oklahomawas without a
bona fide scar for the first time sinee
the late sixties,-it still managed to ca-
ture the Big Eight conference by edgiO
Nebraska.
Florida State Seminoles by 9 for#S
first-ever-national title.
-LARRY FREE D

__

ecoj
FIESTA
December 26, 3:
Tenpe, Ariz.
Ohio State (9-2)
(9-2)
This year's
iesta Bowl pits
0th-ranked Penn w
tate against 11th-
r ank ed Ohio
State. The two
teams will not be vying for the mythical
national championship when they
square off in Tempe, Ariz., but they
should provide viewers with all of the
spectacle of one of the four major bowl
games.
Penn State (9-2), coached by Joe
SPaterno, is looking for its second con-
# secutive bowl win. The Nittany Lions
turned back an inspired Tulane team, 9-
6, in last year's Liberty Bowl. The Penn
State offense will be directed by fresh-
man quarterback Todd Blackledge.
Blackledge, who started the last eight

nrd tier'
BOWL
30 p.m. (NBC)
vs. Penn State
games of the season, had a fine year as
he threw for 1,037 yards and seven
touchdowns. Sophomore tailback and
explosive kick returner Curt Warner
(196 attempts, 922 yards, 4.7 ave.) will
be one of the key offensive players for
Paterno's Lions. Junior linebacker
Chet Parlavecchio and defensive end
Gene Gladys (58 tackles, 6 sacks) will
head up the Penn State defensive
machine.
The Buckeyes 09-2), last year's Rose,
Bowl losers to Southei D~aiiornia, 17-
16, are led by junior quarterback Art
Schlichter and tailback Calvin Murray
on offense. Look for Schlichter to spot
All-Big Ten receiver Doug Donley all
afternoon.
Ohio State by 3.
-TOM SHAHEEN

offers classic matc hups

Rogers vs. Green
in Gator Bowl

GATOR
December 29, 9 p
Jacksonville, Fl
Pittsburgh (10-1
olina (8-3)

SCOUTING
THE
BOWLS

When fourth-'
ranked'and once-}
beaten Pittsburgh
(10-1) and 8-3
South Carolina
clash in the Gator Bowl, the cliche
about an irresistable force encoun-
tering an immovable object will occupy
cetter stage. The irresistable force
comes in the person of Heisman trophy
winner George Rogers, while the im-
movable force is the Pittsburgh defense
in general and Heisman runner-up
Hugh Green specifically.
Although the highly-anticipated mat-
chup between Green and Rogers should
make for interesting viewing, the

BOWL
).m. (ABC)
a.
) vs. South Car-
game's;wealth of talent does not stoy
there.
JOINING THESE TWO on thb
Associated Press All-America first
team is Pittsburgh's Mark May, thip
year's recipient of the Outland Trophy
annually given to the nation's best
lineman.
The Panthers were also represented
on the second and third team by' tight
end Benjie Pryor (43 receptions for' 5
yards and four touchdowns) and defer .
sive end Ricky Jackson, respectively.
Honorable mention selections are
myriad among these two teams as five
Panther and two Gamecock playeri
were accorded this tribute.
Pittsburgh by 8.
-RON POLLAC

LIBERTY BOWL
December 27, 2 p.m. (ABC)
Memphis, Tenn.
Purdue (8-3) vs. Missouri (8-3)

BLUEBONNET
BOWL
December 31, 8 p.m. (Mizlou)

The Big Ten and
the Big Eight will
square off, in the
forms of Purdue
(9-2) and Mis-
souri (8-3), at the Liberty Bowl in Mem-
phis, Tenn. December 27.
Represented are two fine quarter-
backs: Mark Herrmann of Purdue, the
all time NCAA leader in passing yar-
dage, pass attempts, pass completions,
and totaP offense; and Missouri's Phil
Bradley, who holds the Big Eight
record for total offense and the Tigers'
record for touchdowns.
HERRMANN, A SENIOR, totalled
2,923 yards this season, while boasting
two. outstanding receivers in tight end

Dave Young and wide receiver Bart
Burrell. In his senior season, Young led
the nation in receiving (the first tight
end to do so since 1977) with 67 catches
for 917 yards and eight touchdowns.
Burrell, also a senior, caught 58 passes
for 888 yards and six touchdowns in
1980.
The Tigers sport an offense
spearheaded by senior running back
James Wilder, who holds the Missouri
career record for rushing with 2,357
yards, and senior wide receiver Ron
Fellows, who led the Big Eight in
receiving yards with 587 on 33 catches.
Missouri's defensive strength lies in
its secondary, which led the Big Eight
in interceptions with 28.
Missouri by 3. -MARTHA CRALL

Houston, Tex.
North Carolina
(7-4)
Texas (8-3) and
North Carolina
(10-1) meet for the
their histories in ~
the Bluebonnet
Bowl at Houston's Astrodome New
Year's Eve.
North Carolina boasts two All-
Americans: concensus outside
linebacker Lawrence Taylor (69
tackles, 16 quarterback sacks) and of-
fensive guard Ron Wooten (6-4, 260).
Texas boasts its own. All-American"
selection in junior defensive tackle
Kenneth Sims (131 tackles, 100 solo,
plus 13 quarterback sacks).

(10-1) vs. Texas
The Longhorns' quarterback
situation has been unsettled. Junior
Donnie Little played the second half of
the season and posed a double threat,
accumulating 82 completions in 155 at-
tempts for 1098 yards land -five touch-
downs, and running for 486 yards on 122
carries (second best on the team). The
other signal-caller is sophomore Rick
McIvor (45 of 87 for 751 yards and six
touchdowns). The running back duties
were shared by sophomores Darryl
Clark (353 yards) and Cole Robinson
(196 yards) and freshman John Walker
(154 yards) .
North Carolina by 6.
-MARTHA CRALL

SUNI
December 27, 1
El Paso, Tex.
Mississippi (9-
(9-2)
At first glance
this year's Sunt
Bowl appears to
be a mismatch.
Nebraska vs.r
Mississippi St.?
But then one recalls how MSU upset
Alabama earlier this year and figures
that maybe the Bulldogs can give the
Cornhuskers a battle.
Remember, Mississippi State (9-2) is
ranked 17th in both -wire service polls
and the Bulldogs have won their last
five games including four against
Southeastern Conference foes. they are
mainly a rushing team, but that doesn't

BOWL
2:30 p.m. (CBS)
2) vs. Nebraska
mean they can't pass. Freshman quar-
terback John Bond had thrown for 8
yards and five touchdowns. He has aldb
rushed for 720 yards and five touco-
downs, making him the conferencels
fourth leading rusher as a quarterbacli.
The backfield is made up of tailback
Michael Haddix (724 yards) and
fullback Donald Ray King (642,yards)
The Nebraska defense is always
tough and this year is no exception. The
defense could be the key since
Mississippi State is starting a freshman
quarterback who will be operating un-
der a lot of pressure. Nebraska by 22.
-JOHN KERR

Six
PEACH BOWL
January 2, 2:30p.m. (CBS
Atlanta, Ga.
Virginia Tech (8-3) vs. Mi
Fla (8-3 )

other bowls fighting for prestige

I

ami,

Peach Bowl "pit- c 7
ting" Miami
(Fla.) and Virginia Tech (both 8-3) will
serve as an excellent opportunity for
both teams to gain some national
prominence.
Virginia Tech is led on offense by
sophomore tailback Cyrus Lawrence,
the nation's eighth-leading rusher with
o 1,221 yards in ten games. Another
Tech offensive threat is wingback
Sidney Snell, who caught 43 passes'for
568 yards and a school record eight

HOLIDAY BOWL
December 19, 9 p.m. (Mizlou)
San Diego, Cal.
Southern Methodist (8-3) vs.
Brigham Young (10-1)'
The air will no
doubt be filled r
with footballs
December 19, as
Western con-
ference cham-
pion Brigham Young (11-1) brings its
aerial show to San Diego to face the
Southern Methodist Mustangs (8-3) in
the Holiday Bowl.
The 15th-ranked Cougars also have
one of the top quarterbacks in the coun-
try for the second year in a row. Jim
McMahon followed in the footsteps of
last year's All-American, Marc Wilson,
by throwing for a mind-boggling 4,571
crn rho }i- n -on n mrA -nn ra nr

HALL OF FAME
BOWL
December 27, 8 p.m. (Mizlou)
Birmingham, Ala.
Arkansas (6-5) vs. Tulane (7-4)
Any team with a iA M
6-5 regular season ,
record should feel , \/.. '
lucky to be play- * 74
ing in a post-
season bowl. "TheIN
team and everyone is very pleased that
the Hall of Fame Bowl wanted us," said
Arkansas spokesman Gary Shutt.
"We've had a number of injuries this
year. That's been our problem."
The Razorbacks will be taking their 6-
5 mark to Birmingham, Ala. on
December 27, where they will meet the
Green Wave of Tulane (7-4) in the Hall
of Fame Bowl.

GARDEN STATE
BOWL
December 14, 12:30 p.m. (Miz-
lou)
East Rutherford, N.J.
Navy (8-3) vs. Houston (6-5)
The last time
the Navy football
team played at
Giants Stadium in
East Rutherford,
N.J., it suffered
the most embarrassing defeat of the
season. And the Middies hope to vin-
dicate their 33-0 loss to Notre Dame this
Sunday when they take on Houston (6-5)
at the third annual Garden State Bowl.
Defense will be the main factor
during the December 14 game. Navy (8-
3) allowed their opponents only 111
n'intc this aac'n nating it amon the

INDEPENDENCE
BOWL
December 13, 8 p.m. (Mizlou)
Shreveport, La.
McNeese State (10,1) vs. South-
ern MississinDi (8-3)
The Indepen-
dence Bowl mat-t
chup between 4
McNeese State
(10-1) and
Southern Missis-
sippi (8-3) will match two highly-
ranked teams. No, these two teams
aren't rated among the top twenty
teams in the nation, but they can stake
their claim to some impressive
statistical rankings.
The offensive strengths of both teams
lie in their respective running games.
Rmith Mia..v. 1Ui ainn mwhir hhnc 'ant

TANGERINE BOWL
December 20, 8 p.m. (Mizlou)

Orlando, Fla.
Maryland (8-3)

vs. Florida

V.

(7-4 )
It'll be a battle
between two
teams which fell
just short of out-
standing seasons T
when maryland
'(8-3) and Florida (7-4) face off in the
Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Fla.
December 20. Both teams suffered
heartbreaking defeats in crucial cot-
ference games that kept them froyn
capturing their respective champion-
ships.
Maryland lost a tough early-season
game Tn Nnrth Carnlina which eat ,

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