Saturday, October 11, 1980
The Michigan Doily
RECORDS OUT THE WINDOW
for Bo an
cliche is tr
y STA BRABURYcame to Ann Ar or 'With a 1-3 record to directly in Michigan's
y STAN BRADBURY face the mighty 4-0 Wolverines. Final The key stat is the
c. Untouchable. The greatest score: MSU 24, Michigan 15. defense, or lack of i
the of all time. Never has a This year the Spartans carry an iden- has yielded an averag
Michigan State game gone by tical 1-3 record into Michigan Stadium, the ground per game.
body didn't say, ".. . you can this time to face the not-so-mighty Dame's Phil Carter a
records right out the win- Wolverine gridders (2-2). yards in 40 carries<
nk-you, Bo Schembechler for So before you call your old high tans.
rendition. school friend in East Lansing and tell
for Bo, it is his coaching them what a sure thing the game is, IF THE WOLVER
nd not his one-line quips, make certain that shoe of yours fits improve their grou
ps his job as Michigan's head snuggly between your teeth. gained 388 yards la
oach secure. But not so lucky Although Schembechler claims to California, it will s
d the rest of the Wolverines is have thrown out the record books, Green and White.
ever unoriginal it may be, the Michigan's sports information depar- On the other sic
rue. ' tment hasn't, and the four-game Michigan's defense
YEARS AGO the Spartans statistics it released this week point 131.5 yards-per-gam
while State's rushing
season is a meager 54
tailback Lawrence F
game individual ru
One thing the figu
don't reveal is that th
improved club since
the season, especiall
/ quarterback John L
After MSU fell to
points in the opener
by 28 points at Orel
finally got into the w
W home opener ai
Michigan, 33-7. Leist
play against the Bro
of seven completion
impressed coach 1
Waters, he was give
against Notre Dame 1
t. Michigan State
ge of 258.5 yards on
Last Week, Notre
lone rushed for 254
against the Spar-
INES continue to
nd game, which
ast week against
pell taps for the
de of - the field,
has yielded only
e on the ground
g yardage for the
45 yards. Michigan.
Ricks has a four-
shing total of 413
res and averages
he Spartans are an
the beginning of
y with sophomore.
eister calling the
Illinois by three
and was creamed
gon, the Spartans
in column in their
er got his chance to
ncos, and his four
s for 52 yards so
n the starting nod
STATE BATTLED the Irish down the
wire, only to lose 26-21. Leister passed
for 204 yards and established himself as
the top Spartan quarterback after
Waters had played musical QB's in the
first three games.
"Both teams have had similar
problems, but both have also played
better recently," said Schembechler.
"I think this is going to be a very inten-
se game because both teams realize
that it is a big game in terms of how it
relates to the balance of the year."
The strongest aspect of the Michigan
State team is its kicking game, which
features Ray Stachowicz and Morten
Anderson. Stachowicz leads the nation
in punting with a 48.2 average while
placekicker Anderson has excellent
range, as evidenced by four field goals
from over 50 yards last year.
"One of the real keys to the game
could be matching up with them in the
kicking game," said Schembechler.
"We cannot afford to lose yardage on
the exchange of punts. And anytime
they cross the 50, you have to realize
that they have the potential to get on the
But Michigan isn't hurting in the pun-
ting department, either, as -freshman
Don Bracken is booming them for an
average of 45.2 yards per punt, apace
almost four yards better than the school
record set by Paul Staroba in 1970.
The Wolverines hope that Bracken
never gets to punt. Schembechler would
like to control the line of scrimmage
and get the running game in high gear.
clash for state crown
MICHIGAN STA TE
Norm Betts .............
Ed Muransky .........
Kurt Becker ...;........
George Lil ja .........
John Powers ............
Bubba Paris ............
Anthony Carter ........
Lawrence Ricks...... .
Ali Haji-Sheikh ........
Al Kimichik .............
Jeff Wiska ..............
Rod Strata ...... .......
Mike Densmore .......
Ted Jones .............
Steve Smith .............
Morton Anderson .......
Winfred Carraway ......
Jeff Shaw ............
Jeff Reeves .............
Don Bracken ..........
Ron Mitchem ........... (268)
Smiley Cresswell....... (226)
Howard McAdoo...... (234)
John McCormick...... (221)
Johnny Lee Haynes ..... (232)
James Neely ............ (225)
Rick Milhizer ........... (181)
Chris Van Pelt......... (195)
Thomas Morris ......... (175)
Ray Stachowicz ........(190)
TONIGHT THRU OCT. 12, 8 P.M.
NON-LEAGUE RECORD DISMAL:
By MARK FISCHER
For a month now, the Big Ten-that
behemoth of the Midwest-has tried
desperately to play the part of an ex-
It has extended itself as far west as
Los Angeles and as far east as
Syracuse. It has amicably entertained
visitors from distant lands and alien
BUT SOMEWHERE along the way,
the behemoth got tired of all the
socializing. Too many of its guests out-
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stayed their welcomes, and most of its
foreign hosts were rude.
So today, for the firsttime all season,
the behemoth will keep to itself.
Each of its ten teams will return to in-
traconference battle this afternoon, a
fact not many of them will be quick to
lament. In all, Big Ten gridders won
only seven of the 28 games they played
against their non-conference foes.
ALTHOUGH their collective egos
may be bruised, the members of the Big
Ten are ready to put the past behind,
them and concentrate on trying-to get to
the Rose Bowl. This sentiment was ex-
pressed by Ohio State head coach Earle
Bruce, whose Buskeyes were shut out
by UCLA in Columbus last week.
"I didn't like it a bit," said Bruce of
the 17-0 setback. "But that game is
history now. Our concern now has to be
the future. We can't worry about the
past ... Don't forget, our primary goal
is winning the Big Ten."
In all probability, the Buckeyes (3-1
overall, 1-0 in the conference) will be
one step closer to that goal after
playing Northwestern (0-5, 0-3) in
Evanston today. You can never count
the Wildcats completely out, as eviden-
ced by the last time these two teams
met, when OSU had to sweat through a
16-7 win. But at the moment, North-
western is hurting; physically,
psychologically, and figuratively. As
they were getting routed, 49-21, by Min-
nesota last week-in a game NU men-
tor Rick Venturi called his "most
descouraging"-Northwestern lost two
of its premier defensive players (Chuck
Kern and Leon Rallings) to injuries.
MEANWHILE, Ohio State, which
crushed Minnesota 47-0 earlier in the
season, is hungry to regain the status
lost in the UCLA debacle. Quarterback
Art Schlichter, who sat out the final
quarter of that game with a mild con-
cussion, is expected to play, and that
won't make things any easier for. the
The Purdue Boilermakers (2-2, 1-0)
are quite hungry for a victory them-
selves today, as they travel north to
face Minnesota (2-2, 1-1). Last year the
Gophers ruined Purdue's bid for a trip
to the Rose Bowl by handing the
Boilermakers their only conference
Minnesota possesses a potent running
attack, featuring senior tailback
Marion Barber, who averages 5.9 yards
per carry. In last week's mauling of
Northwestern Barber rushed for 118
yards and three touchdowns in only one
half, of play.
PURDUE COUNTERS with senior
quarterback Mark Herrmann, who en-
ters the game second in the nation in
total offense. Herrmann needs only 32
. more completions to move into third
place on the all-time NCAA pass com-
Further south, Illinois (2-2-1, 2-0)
takes its league-leading record to Iowa
The Hawkeyes, who upset Indiana in
a conference opener, are trying to get
on track again after scoring only ten
points in their three outings since then.
Illinois, which knocked off North-
western and Michigan State in its first
two outings, "is an excellent football
team," according to Iowa coach
Hayden Fry. "But we're not bad,
either. We aren't your typical 1-3
ILLINI COACH Mike White doesn't
see much separating the two squads.
"Iowa is a lot like us," he said. "It'll
probably come down to which team has
the most confidence."
After scoring their first touchdown of
the season against San Diego State last
weekend, the Wisconsin Badgers may
be geeling a little surge of confidence
themselves, but it probably won't help
them much against Indiana (3-1, 0-1)
today. The Hoosiers lead the Big Ten in
total offense behind QB Tim Clifford's
arm, and their secondary leads the
league in interceptions.
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THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
ATTEFION: FCOTBALL TICKET HOLDERS
DUE TO EXTRANEOUS BROADCASTING DIFFICULTIES, THE
SCHEDULED UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN VS, MICHIGAN
STATE UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL GAME WILL COI'MENCE ATL
12:00 NCON SATURDAY OCTOBER 1L RATHER THAN THE
NORML STARTING TIME, PLEASE MAE- A NOTE,
lit DON CANFA1
DIRECTOR OF ATH
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IF YOU NOTICED this memo which circulated around campus yesterday,
you were the victim of a prank. Athletic officials were quick to point out
that today's Michigan-Michigan State game will begin at 1:00 p.m., as origi-
ignore that memo.
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Time Is Running Out.. .
By ALAN FANGER
Athletic department officials ex-
pressed bewilderment last night about
a false memo distributed around cam-
pus that announced an earlier starting
time for today's Michigan-Michigan
State football game.
The memo, which was typed on
University Admissions Offipe
stationary, contained the forged
signature of Athletic Director Don
Canham, and stated that "due to ex-
traneous broadcasting difficulties, the
scheduled University of Michigan vs.
Michigan State University football
game will commence at 12:00 noon,
Saturday October 11, rather than the
normal starting time."
KICKOFF TODAY is at 1 p.m., the
scheduled starting time for all home
football games this season. Officials
added that it would be nearly im-
possible to inform all ticket holders of a
change in the starting time on such late
One department employee, who
asked not to be identified, said that
"this whole thing was probably some
Michigan State kids' idea of a prank.
But it gets serious when students
around campus look at the thing and
really believe it."
The Daily, the athletic department,
and the sports information department
(which handles relations with the
media) all received a steady stream of
phone calls from fans inquiring about a
change in the starting time.
"That's crazy," said assistant
athletic director Will Perry, reacting to
the forged document. "They even stuck
one under the president's door!"
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