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Page 12-Thursday, September 25, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Rogers to tes
pi les up
By GARY LEVY
He gained 153 yards in only 13 carries
against Pacific and 108 yards in a mere
ten chances versus Wichita State.
Impressed? Admittedly, those are
not exactly the toughest football schools
in the country, but against mighty
Southern Cal, he rushed for 141 yards in
26 carries. Now are you satisfied?
Those statistics, that speak very
loudly for themselves, belong to a
young man by the name of George
Washington Rogers. The 6-2, 220-pound
explosive senior tailback is the
workhorse of the South Carolina offense
that travels to Ann Arbor Saturday for
a non-conference struggle with
And the Wolverine defense, which has
displayed vulnerability against the run
in its opening two games versus North-
western and Notre Dame, faces the
most formidable of tasks as they try to
stop Rogers, who already stands as
South Carolina's career rushing leader
with 3,712 yards.
South Carolina coach Jim Carlen
described the Heisman Trophy can-
didate and his importance to the
"He's more of a power back, but he
has good speed for someone his size,"
said Carlen. "He gained 1,600 yards last
season and has nearly 4,000 yards in his
career. So he's a big factor, but he's not
the whole offense."
Last season, Rogers was second only
to Southern Cal's Charles White in
NCAA rushing with 1,548 yards and
finished seventh in the Heisman Trophy
vote, and second among non-seniors.
He heads into Saturday's contest with
Michigan riding a string of 13 con-
secutive 100 yards-plus games.
Pacific coach Bob Toledo, whose
team was whitewashed 38-0 by South
Carolina, tells why Rogers is so tough to
"It's his speed and quiuckness. He
gets to full speed in one or two steps and
he's past you before you know it," said
How does the opposition try to defen-
"Teams try to lock him up, play man-
to-man against him," said Carlen.
"I don't know if we stopped him,"
said Toledo of Rogers, who barrelled
for touchdown runs of 44 and 72 yards
against his squad. "You're not gonna
stop him; however, you might be able
to control him.
"He's gonna break one on you. He
broke one against USC. You have to
swarm and keep on him. Maybe put a
handgrenade in his pocket," suggested
a laughing Toledo.
Michigan coach Bo Schembechler
saw Robers perform in the game film
against USC (in which Southern Cal
defeated South Carolina, 23-13) and
knows he will pose problems for the
"Wye have to get pretty physical, or
we won't be able to stop this guy. If
Southern Cal couldn't stop him . .. we
can't hit him like they did. It looked like
five or six players had him five yards
past the line of scrimmage, and he
broke away from all of them," said
Despite his impressive statistics and
a whole heap of praise from opposition
coaches, Carlen said Rogers has not
received the recognition he deserves
and doesn't know if he will.
"We don't have the reputation of
Michigan or Notre Dame, so he hasn't,"
said Carlen, whose Gamecocks are 2-1
on the campaign.
Rogers and South Carolina can
change all that this Saturday when they
play one of those reputations in
Michigan Stadium. It's enough to give a
guy the chance to get some recognition.
With a whole lot of people watching.
... heads Carolina attack
i theWilliam Sloane Coffin, Jr.
. Rackham Aud.
r.Mon., Sept. 29, 7:30 pmn
Dr. Coffin, Senior Minister of Riverside Church in New York City, was one of
the Three American clergy men to vist the American hostages in Iran last
Christmas and has long been noted for his leadership in peace move-
ments. He has also visited Chile in support of the Church in resistance there
and recently visited Baptist churches in Cuba to observe the work of the
' Church with a revolutionary government.
Sunday, Sept. 28 7:30 pm First Baptist Church, 502 E. Huron
"A REEVANTFAIH FOR THE80'"
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A discussion directed to religious leadership-Clergy and Laiety.
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Information: Ethics and Religion 764-7442; Baptist Ch. 663-9376
(All games postponed Monday
rescheduled for Saturday, sept. 26).
Michigan's lacrosse club is seeking a head coach and assistant coaches for
the 1980-81 season. The team practices three to five nights per week and plays a 15
game spring schedule against some of the Midwest's most formidable varsity9
teams. If interested, call Jay at 662-5462.
Intramural softball playoff schedules will be ready by noon today. Managers
may obtain their team's schedules at the IM Buildin's Information Center.
action begins on Sunday, September 27.
Also a'meeting for males interested in trying out for the Michigan men's tennis,
team will be held today at 3:00 p.m. downstairs in the large classroom in the
Athletic Administration Building at Hoover and State Streets. Bring class
schedule. If unable to attend leave your name and number with Coach Brian
Eisner at 663-2411.
Hunt House 3, East Quad 0 (forfeit)
Thornson 'B' 3, MoJo Swinger 2
Phi Gamma Delta 41, sigma Alpha Epsilon 35, Phi
Delta Theta 34, Beta Theta Pi 32. Delta Upsilon 24,
Sigma Nu 23, Evans Scholars 16, Sigma Phi Epsilon
12, Chi Phi 5. Sigma Chi 4. Sigma Alpha Mu 2, Kappa
Sigma 2, Lambda Chi Alpha 1.eight tied with 0.
Bob Oliveri, Delta Upsilon, Shot Put (38-10)
John Barrett, Evans, Long Jump (19-10) and 100-
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Curtis Tatlor, Beta Theta Pi. High Jump (6-0)
and 60-meter hurdles (8.8)
David Tocco, Delta Upsilon, 1600-meter run (4:49.7)
Michael Huff, Phi Gamma Delta, 800-meter run
Jim Keller, Beta Theta Pi, 400-meter run (53.99)
Steve Huddlin, Phi Gamma Delta, 110-meter hurdles
Mark Paxoe, Jim Damour, Jeff Harris, Doug Ren-
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