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Blue keeps Brown Jug;

beats Minnesota

AP Photo
ICHIGAN TAILBACK Butch Woolfolk eludes two Minnesota defenders on his way to the end zone in first quarter action
sterday. Woolfolk carried the ball 17 times for 73 yards and two touchdowns before leaving the game with an injury.
ichigan defeated the Gophers, 37-14, to retain the Little Brown Jug.
VANGLER, CARTER KEY ONSLAUGHT:

'M' air attaclk t

By ALAN FANGER
special to the Daily
MINNEAPOLIS-Comedian Bob
Hope came to the Midwest and char-
med the 56,297 shivering football fans
here, as he gave a resounding chorus of
his famous hit, "Thanks for the
Memories" in what was billed as
"Hopecoming '80."
Three hours later, however, no real
hope had sprung forth to greet the Min-
nesota football team, and John Wangler
and Anthony Carter had left more than
their share of memories, albeit un-
pleasant ones, with the Golden
Gophers.
The status of the Michigan attack,
particularly during yesterday's 37-14
victory, is, pardon the pun, up in the
air.
Sixteen pass completions in 24 attem-
pts for 238 yards. Thirty-seven rushing
attempts for 165 yards. With those
statistics, the Wolverines could easily
be mistaken for a National Football
League playoff contender.
Bo Schembechler said he never In.
tended to ride to so many victories on
the strength of the forward pass. But
when tailbacks Butch Woolfolk and
Lawrence Ricks went down with in-
juries, it suddenly became the con-
venient way to win.
And when the pigskin was hurled
"upstairs" by senior quarterback
Wangler, Carter was always there, his
talented hands poised to haul it in on the
other end.
On so many occasions yesterday, the
Riviera Beach, Fla. sophomore was

wide open to grab Wangler's tosses. His
blinding speed and crisp lateral
movement made the Gophers' single-
man coverage an exercise in futility.
Oddly enough, it is Carter who
believes he can be handled one-on-one
by many defensive backs.
"There are a lot of good defensive
backs in college today," he said. When
asked if a specific back was adept at
staying with him on pass patterns, he
replied, "Just about anybody can."
The 5-11 speedster had himself a ban-
ner day, pulling in nine passes for 142
yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Proving he could use more than just
quickness to inflate his numbers, Car-
ter sandwiched himself between two
Gopher defenders and leaped to catch
a Wangler pass in the end zone for his
second score of the contest, a play
which covered 24 yards. It was vintage
Carter: the combination of instinctive
timing and sheer leg strength that has
become his trademark.
Minnesota coach Joe Salem could

rzkes of
only shake his head in disbelief at Car-
ter's uncanny knack for finding open
space in which to catch the football.
"He's tremendous. Carter is a great
athlete. We don't have a gamebreaker
like him on our squad," said the second-
year Gopher mentor.
"He is the best I have ever seen,"
Schembechler, not one to dispense un-
deserved praise, said afterward. "Isn't
he something?"
Wangler didn't confine himself to
using Carter as a target, though. He
reached tight ends Norm Betts and
Craig Dunaway on several sideline pat-
terns, and, using audibles at the line of
scrimmage, found fullbacks Stanley
Edwards and Jerald Ingram two other
times.
"We have ways of switching (plays)
if they (the opposition defensive
players) drop off," said Wangler,
referring to the Gopbers' tendency to
shift off the line while he was calling
signals. "I'd say we used automatics 75
to 80 percent of the time today."

(Continued from Page 1)
playing on grass more than turf," said
Carter.
The Wolverines over the last four
seasons have been notorious for playing
poorly on grass, losing eight of 11
games played during that time span on
natural surfaces. One of those eight
losses came the last time Michigan
travelled to the Minneapolis school in
1977, when it was shut-out 16-0.
"We came up here in '77 and the cir-
cumstances were very similar," said
Schembechler, who still has been shut-
out at Michigan just that one time in
twelve years. "We had to play hard in
order to win, and we knew it.
"WANGLER DID a good job. He
stood in there and took his time and
took some good hits," Bo said.
Wangler was also commended for the
way he called audibles at the line of
scrimmage. "We have ways of swit-
ching the plays if they drop off the line.
I was calling automatics about 75-80
percent of the time today," said
Wangler.
Wangler picked apart the Gopher
defensive backfield, completing 16 of 22
passes with only one interception.
BIG RESULTS also came from place
kicker Ali Haji-Sheikh and tailback
Butch Woolfolk. Haji-Sheikh connected
on all three of his field goal attempts,
with the longest coming from 45 yards.
Woolfolk, who played less than half
the game because of a rib injury, tallied
Michigan's two other touchdowns to
negate the pair of TD's scored by Min-
nesota tailback Marion Barber.
BARBER CARRIED the ball 28 times
for 98 yards to lead the otherwise
lackluster Minnesota attack. The
Michigan defense was able to keep both
Barber and fullback Garry White in
check most of the afternoon.
The Wolverines wasted little time
getting on the scoreboard. After taking
the opening kickoff, Michigan drove 80
yards in 11 plays, capped by Woolfolk's
27 yard jaunt into the end zone.
Wangler's passing kept the series
going as he converted two third-and-
long situations. He hit Norm Betts for
big yardage on one of the plays and
connected with Carter on the other.
MINNESOTA ALSO experienced
initial offensive success as it started out
on its own seven and quickly drove up
the field behind the running of Barber.
The Gophers registered six first downs
in their first 11 plays before the
Wolverine defense was able to slow the
attack.
Facing a fourth-and-three situatioin,
Minnesota elected to go for the first
down at the Michigan 24-yard line.
Quarterback Tim Salem dropped back
to pass but wound up scrambling out of
the pocket only to meet outside
linebacker Bob Thompson short of the
first down.
After Michigan pulled a quick run,
run, pass and punt routine, Minnesota

got the ball back near midfield and was
able to tie the score at 7-7 early in the
second quarter on a Barber two-yard
touchdown run.
But it was all Michigan the rest of the
quarter as Haji-Sheikh connected for
three field goals and Woolfolk scored
his second touchdown.
THE FIRST FIELD goal, a line drive
from 45 yards which qualifies as a per-
sonal best for Haji-Sheikh, was set up
by Wangler's passing, including a 35-
yard connection to Carter on a crucial
third-and-fourteen play.
Woolfolk's two-yard touchdown run
with 3:27 remaining in the half was a
gift from the Gophers. After Wangler
had thrown an interception to Rick Wit-
thus at the Minnesota 15, the Gophers
promptly gave the ball back two plays
later, as Barber fumbled a pitch and
defensive tackle Cedric Coles
recovered it at the five.
Two passes from Wangler to Carter
and a 13-yard Woolfolk run set up Haji-
Sheikh's eecond field goal, which split
the uprights with 25 seconds showing on
the clock. That Woolfolk run was the
last of the day for the junior tailback, as
he incurred a rib injury and was
replaced by Lawrence Ricks.
MINNESOTA'S Teddy Watson then
added to the Gophers' misfortune when
he returned a kickoff from deep in his
own end zone and was nailed at the
. nine. Once again the Gophers handed
Michigan a field goal; this time it was
White who fumbled to Coles. Coles
recovery on the eight set up Haji-
Sheikh's third field goal, which gave
Michigan a 23-7 halftime lead.
The Wolverines scored the only points
of the third quarter on the first of the
Wangler-to-Carter touchdown passes.
After Ricks and fullback Stanley Ed-
wards had done most of the groundwork
to move the ball into Minnesota
territory, Wangler hit Carter on a 23-
yard scoring strike, as the sophomore

37-14
speedster practically stole the ball out
of the hands of the defending Witthus.
On the drive Ricks reinjured his ankl
so the Wolverines moved Edwards to.
tailback and put Gerald Ingram in at
fullback.
A PAIR OF Michigan fumbles, one by
Carter trying to make a fair catch of a
punt and one by Rich Hewlett in his only
series at quarterback, gave Minnesota
two golden scoring opportunities.
The Wolverine defense rose to the oc-
casion the first time by stopping the
Gophers at the Michigan 15 on a fourt
down play, but yielded Barber his
second six-pointer early in the fourth
quarter.
Michigan took the ensuing kickoff,
with the score 30-14, and Edwards and
Ingram did most of the work, bringing
the ball downfield. This set up the final
score of the day, a five-yard flip from
Wangler to Carter cutting across the
end zone.
The rest of the game was academic,
as the Wolverines held a commanding
37-14 lead with,8:20 left. The next tw
times the Wolverines got the ball they
used freshman QB Steve Smith, who did
a solid job in his first regular season
appearance.
THE FIRST DRIVE Smith led stop-
ped after three plays, but the next time
the only thing that stopped Smith's of-
fense was the clock as it expired with
Michigan just 13 yards from another
touchdown.
"We got some breaks in the secon
period, and then it was our game,"
Schembechler said. "Then, in the third
'quarter we gave them some breaks and
gave them a chance. I was pleased with
the game and the way it came out, but
we lost two tailbacks and we still don't
know about them."
Michigan also may have lost defen-
sive back Marion Body with a knee in-
jury for the rest of the year, although; it
hasn't yet been determined whether
surgery is needed.
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MICH MINN

First downs ...................
Rushing (att/yds)..............
Passsing (att/comp/int).........
Passing yards..................
Fumbles (no/lost) .................
Punts (no/yds) ...................
Penalties (no/yds).............
SCORING

MICH MINN
22 17
50/202 47/166
17/24/1 11/21/0
238 112
3/2 3/2
2/30.0 5/30.8
4/17 5/58

Bo takes option,

Michigan ................... 7 16 7 7-37
Minnesota................0 7 0 7-14
SCORING PLAYS
M-Woolfolk 27 run (Haji-Sheikh kick)
Minn-Barber 2 run (Gallery kick)
M-Haji-Shiekh 45-yd. FG
M-Woolfolk I run (Haji-Sheikh kick)
M-Haji-Sheikh 29-yd. FG
M-Haji-Sheikh 22-yd. FG
M-Carter 23 pass from Wangler (Haji-Sheikh kick)
Minn-Barber I run (Gallery kick)
M-Carter 5 pass from Wangler (Haji-Sheikh kick)
Attendance: 56,297
RUSHING
MICHIGAN

Smith .......................
Hewlett .................. .....
wangler .........................
MINNESOTA
Barber ........................
- White'.i ..............
Salem....................
PASSING
MICHIGAN
att
wangler ................... 22
Smith ..................... 2
MINNESOTA
Salem ....,................ 21
RECEIVING
MICHIGAN
Carter..........................
Dunaway ........................
Betts ............................
Mitchell ........................."
Edwards ........................
Ingram ...................:......
Gear ............................
MINNESOTA
White.....................
Barber ..............

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By ALAN FANGER
MINNEAPOLIS-"The right
time" came with 7:22 left in the sixth
game of the 1980 season.
From a huddle of Wolverine
coaches emerged a slim kid who
hails from a smallish town just south
of Flint. For five games and 52
minutes, he had been in constant an-
ticipation of the moment when he
could employ his option-oriented
style in the Michigan attack.
WHEN "the right time" arrived
and his name was sounded by Bo
Schembechler, freshman Steve
Smith's bubble burst.
"It was a great feeling," said the
Grand Blanc native, who was
Michigan's most highly-publicized
recruit last spring. "I was supposed
to be in there the third quarter, but
when we dropped the punt, they kept
Wangler in there."
Smith's first play, a quick hand-off
to fullback Jerald Ingram, gained
three yards. He rolled out to his left
on an option and picked up another
five on his second call, but was

sacked attempting to pass on third
down and short yardage.
rSMITH returned to quarterback
the next series with 3:07 to play, and
mounted an eight-play, 36-yard
drive that ended on the Minnesota
13-yard line with the sound of the
final gun. During that time, he com-
pleted one of two passes for 11 yards,
and ran for an additional seven.
Smith said he felt ready to enter
the game and added that "if there
had been more time," he could have
driven the Wolverines 'to a touch-
down.
"I really didn't do too much out
there," said Smith. "I only threw
two passes. I was just out there
directing things. They (the running
backs) did most of the work."
Schembechler had been insisting
all seasdn long that he desperately
wanted Smith to get'some game ex-
perience during his freshman year.
But he had cautiously added that
certain conditions, such as a large
margain of lead for the Wolverines,
had to be fulfilled before Smith
would be thrust into game action.

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W oolfolk ........................ 17 73
Ingram .......................8 50
Edwards ........ ............. 12 37

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Badgers capitalize on turnovers

to upend Ia
By RON POLLACK
Special to the Daily
EAST LANSING-The Wisconsin
Badgers put a damper on Michigan
State's Homecoming festivities yester-
day by defeating the Spartans, 17-7, in
an error-filled contest that was spiced
by some unusual play-calling.
The key play of the game occurred
late in the fourth quarter, with the
Badgers leading 10-7, when the Spar-
tans' Thomas Morris fumbled a
Wisconsin punt. A wild scramble en-
sued, and the Badgers' Mark Subach
emerged from the melee with a touch-
down recovery to seal the Spartans'
coffin.

rstake-prone Spartans
BOTH TEAMS failed to score after Gladem missed a 37-yard field goal a
launching long marches in their respec- tempt.
tive opening possession. Wisconsin The Spartans blew another chance
moved the ball down to the Michigan themselves when the normally-ac-
State 17-yard line on its first drive, and curate Morten Andersen missed his
looked prepared to take an early lead. second field goal of the day.
SHowever,the Badger threat was snuf- Wisconsin's Mark Doran put an end
fed out when three plays in a row went to the woeful kicking display when he
for negative yardage. replaced Gladem and connected on a
Then the Spartans took over and 32-yarder in his first; collegiate field
proceeded to march to the Wisconsin 11- goal attempt.
MICHIGAN STATE narrowed the
yard line. Senior running back Steve score to 10-7 on a 35-yard scoring strike
Smith ran off tackle to the four-yard from quarterback John Leister
line, where he caught a thunderous shot fak O rtbut Subacs touc
from Badger Vaughn Thomas and cost down recovery was all that Wisconsin
the first of five MSU fumbles.
The Badgers finally broke the needed to clinch its first conference vic-
scoreless deadlock when Dave Mohapp tory against two losses.
capped a nine-play, 64-yard drive by Among the innovations implemented
plunging one yard for a touchdown with by Michigan State coach Muddy Waters
30 second remaining in the first half. and Wisconsin mentor Dave McClain
Mohapp, who rushed for138 yards on 19 were: a 31 yard pass from MSU's Grant
carries, had been the key throughout to Leister, a fake field goal attempt, a
the drive, carrying the ball on seven of flea-flicker pass, and a reverse.
the nine plays, including a 40-yard Afterwards, Waters was deject
jaunt. about his team's performance. "We
1 aTHE SECOND HALF opened with played very badly. We fumbled,
Michigan State's Bruce Reeves fum- mishandled the ball, dropped passes,
bling away the opening kick-off at his and had defensive lapses. It was a
own 16. But the score remained 7-0 game of mistakes and we won the
. .. . . . . mistakes."

Carter
... two touchdowns

NCAA ROUNDUP:
Buckeyes stomp

Inliana, 27-17

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)-Tailback
Calvin Murray's best day as a college
football player-35 rushes for 224 yar-
ds-led ninth-ranked Ohio State to a 27-
17 victory over Indiana in Big Ten Con-
ference play yesterday.
Murray, a senior from Woodbine,
N.J., scored on runs of 3 and 37 yards,.
helping the Buckeyes remain un-
defeated in the conference.
Mike Harkrader, Indiana's all-time
rushing champion, became the seventh
player in Big Ten history to surpass
3,000 career yards. Harkrader, playing
before his seriously ill father, Jerry
Harkrader, ran 18 times for 117 yards.
Another mistake cost Indiana in Ohio
State's opening touchdown drive. Dart
Ramsey, the Hoosiers' free safety, was
called for interference on Ohio State
flanker Doug Donley at the Indiana 3-

for good 10-7 when Janakievski booted
his 20-yard field goal with 2:08 left in
the opening quarter.
Purdue 45, Illinos 20
CHAMPAIGN (AP)-Mark Herr-
mann, on the verge of becoming the
top passer in the history of major
college football, threw four touchdown
passes yesterday to lead Purdue to a 45-
20 victory over Illinois.
Illinois quarterback Dave Wilson
went to the air for three touchdowns
and surpassed Herrmann's single game
Big Ten passing mark with 425 yards.
Herrmann set it earlier in the game
with 371 yards, but sat out the final
quarter.
From the beginning, it was an aerial
battle before a crowd of 62,121, but
111inictin . atMtn ea nd could

Iowa 25, Northwestern 3
IOWA CITY (AP)-A six yard touch-
down pass from quarterback Phil Seuss
to fullback Dean McKillip proved to be
enough point production for Iowa as it
downed Northwestern, 25-3.
The reception was the first of two
touchdowns in the game by McKillip,
who also ran for 92 yards. His running
mate in the backfield, Phil Blatcher,
took game honors for yardage as he ran
for 148 yards on 19 carries.
The victory left Iowa with just a
single Big ten loss, and very much in
the hunt for the Conference title.
Oregon 7, Southern Cal 7
EUGENE, Ore. (AP)-Tailback
Marcus Allen rushed for 159 yards but
Oregon's surprising defense stifled the

Jeff Simmons made a controversial
diving catch of a 38-yard pass from
Gordon Adams deep in the end zone.
Most in the capacity crowd of 42,733
thought Simmons was out of the end
zone but officials ruled the touchdown
good.
The Ducks tied the score with 1:24 left
in the third period on a 3-yard run up
the middle by fullback Terrance Jones.
Maryland 11,
Wake Forest 10
LANDOVER, Md. (AP)-Mike Gar-
tner, scoring four goals, one in the first
period and three straight in the second
period, provided the Washington
Capitals the fire power to crush the
New York Rangers 8-2 in National
Hockey League action yesterday.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Big Ten
Standings
Conference
W L

EAST
Lafayette 3,Penn 0
Maryland 11, Wake Forest 10
Massachusetts 21, Maine 14
Navy 24, Villanova 15
N. Michigan 22, Delaware 7
Penn St. 24,;Syracuse 7
Pittsburgh 42, W. Virginia 14
Princeton 14, Colgate 10
Wesleyan 14, Amherst 10

Ohio St................
MICHIGAN ...........
Purdue ................
Illinois ..............
Iowa..............
Wisconsin...........
Indiana............
Minnesota..........
Michigan St.........
Northwestern....

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W L T
5 1 0
42 0
4 0
3 3 1
2 4 0
2 4 0
4 2 0
2 4 0
1 5 0
0 7 0

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