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41

Big Blue whitewash:Wolve

,vers and defense key,

die, but Corso, hit har
Wolverines, coughed up th
Andy Cannavino pounced o
Michigan 44, giving the N
possession on another crucia
The scoring drive that fo
long in comparison t
ones-four plays. Quarter
Hoosiers Butch

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

E

rine shutout of
d by two Wangler dropped into the pocket for a
he pigskin. first-down pass, allowed himself ample
n it at the time, and hit Carter perfectly on a
Wolverines crossing pattern. The sophomore
1 turnover. speedster burst out of the grasp of two
llowed was, defenders and into the end zone for
o earlier Michigan's third touchdown with 1:20 to
back John play in the opening quarter.
INDIANA HAD driven to the
-e red Michigan 24, its furthest penetration of
the half, when the Hoosiers once again
MICH IND were bitten by the turnover bug. Clif-
22 13 ford, firing for Corso over the middle,
60/349 37/159 was intercepted by Brian Carpenter on
7/17/2 14/28/4 an overthrow at the Michigan two. That
121 117 foiled Indiana's only real chance to put
2/1 4/3.
8/46 9/39 any points on the board during the first
30 minutes of play.
0 0- 0 And the Hoosiers' fortunes nearly
7 7-35 went from bad to worse on the next
series. Clifford hit Mel Owens with a
perfect strike in the last minute of the
half, surprising the senior inside
)a linebacker, yet allowing him time to
find a hole and return it to the Indiana
39. They escaped unharmed, however,
At yds avg when Michigan failed to gain any yar-
6 152 9.5 dage in the final seconds.
3 123 5.3 The Wolverines wasted no time in
6 41 6.8 taking the ball away from the Hoosiers
3 12 4.0
3 12 4.0 at the start of the second half. Keith
2 11 5.5 Bostic intercepted Clifford on yet
1 10 10.0 another crossing pattern, this time at
4 6 1.5 the Michigan 48. It was Indiana's fifth
2 -6 -3.0

Hoosiers
turnover of the contest.
EDWARDS CAME into the spotlight
on the fifth play of the ensuing drive,
busting through between Lilja and right
guard Kurt Becker for a 16-yard touch-
down run. Haji-Sheikh's kick made it
28-0.
Less than two minutes of the fourth
quarter had gone by when Woolfolk
capitalized on Carpenter's second in-
terception and sped 66 yards for the
Wolverines' fifth touchdown. Like so
many of Michigan's long runs this
season, it was accomplished with the
help of powerful blocking on the right of
the line.
Turnover number six looked
somewhat familiar to both teams-Cor-
so hauled in a Clifford pass across the
middle, was hit head-on, and he fun-
bled the ball for a second time. Marion
Body emerged with it from a large pile
at the Michigan 36, thus giving the
Wolverines satisfying field position for
the umpteenth time.
Freshman Steve Smith assumed the
quarterbacking duties on the series that
followed and mounted an option-orien-
ted drive which was successful until it
approached the goal line. It was within
the three-yard line that-the Indiana
defense finally tightened up and held
Michigan on downs.

Indiana ..................... 0 0
MICHIGAN..............21 0
SCORING PLAYS
M-Ricks 29 run (Haji-Sheikh kick)
M-Ricks 3 run (Haji-Sheikh kick)
M-Carter 34 ass from Wangler
(Haji-Sheikh kick)
M-Edwards 16 run (Haji-Sheikh kick
M-Woolfolk 66 run (Haji-Sheick kick
RUSHING
MICHIGAN

.

Woolfolk ........................
Ricks ...........................
Edwards ........................
S. Smith .........................
Hassel .....................
Carter .......................
K. Smith ........... ........
Ingram................ .........
Hewlett ........................
INDIANA
Johnson ........................
Clifford .........................
Harkrader ....................
Bowers ..........................
Darring .........................
Huck ............................
Burke ...........................
Mineo ...........................
PASSING
MICHIGAN
att
Wangler................... 13
Hewlett ................... 2
S. Smith ................... 1
Carter.................... 1
INDIANA
Clifford ................... 27
Huck.................... 1
RECEIVING
MICHIGAN
Carter...........................
-Gear ............................
Mitchell .........................
W oolfolk .......................
Dunaway ................... .
Carthens ........................
INDIANA
Stephenson .....................
Corso ...........................
Harkrader .....................
Mineo .....................
Johnson.........................
Weir.........................
Bowers ......................

at
1
2.

0

13
6
9
3
1
1
2
2
comp
4
2
1
0
14
0
no
2
1
1
1
1
1
4
2
2
2
2
1
1

59
54
23
8
6
5
2
2
int
2
0
0
0
4
0
yds
57
25
17
9
7
4
35
28
19
13
5
13
4

4.5
9.0
2.6
2.7
6.0
5.0
1.0
1.0
yds
83
29
9
0
117
0
TD
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Carpenter Ricks

0

AP Photo
ERT THOMPSON APPLIES a thunderous hit to Indiana's Steve Corso. Corso lost the ball on the play, and Michigan
vered and converted the turnover into a touchdown. Michigan crushed the Hoosiers 35-0.

... intercepts two passes

... barrels for two TD's

v

I-

Blue offensive line.-
finest in the nation
BLOOMINGTON
B O SCHEMBECHLER complained about the holding penalties. Butch
Bi Woolfolk and Lawrence Ricks reaped the fruits of their labor. When
asked how good they are, assistant coach Jerry Hanlon just shurgged and
said "ask me after the Ohio State game."
But if Jimmy "the Greek" Synder was to chart college football games,
he would automatically place a check mark on the Michigan side of the
board no matter who the opponent was beside the category reading "offen-
sive line."
Sure, Woolfolk rambled for 154 yards (including a 66-yard touchdown
sprint) and Ricks gained 134 (with two TD's). Sure, Don Braken averaged
45.5 yards per punt, including one booming 71-yarder. Sure, Michigan's
defense played its best game of the year in shutting out a supposedly ex-
plosive Indiana offense, something which hadn't been done to the Hoosiers
since 1976.
But from Game one, the strongest aspect of the 1980 Wolverine outfit
(well, Anthony Carter doesn't count) has been the play of George Lilja, Kurt
Becker, John Powers, Ed Muransky, and Bubba Paris. They average six-
feet, six inches and 261 pounds. They add up to large openings in opposition
defenses through which Woolfolk, Ricks, and fullback Stanley Edwards can
gleefully romp.
Yesterday those three and the other members of the Michigan ground
contingent high-stepped for 349 yards. Most of those yards were gained in the
trenches, where the Blue line was, in a word, awesome.
One of the many plays which seemed to work well all afternoon was a
trap in which Powers pulled from his left guard position to block the left
defensive tackle and right guard Becker who crossed over and hit the
linebacker. Only four minutes into the game, the duo executed this
maneuver perfectly, and Ricks sprinted 29 yards into the endzone. 7-0.
Twenty seconds later, after Indiana fumbled Ali Haji-Sheikh's kickoff, it
was Ricks' dance again, as he waltzed through a big hole on the left side for
19 yards, and scooted around the right end on the next play for three more
to paydirt.14-0.
Later in the same period, Ricks rambled for 27 more yards in four
carries to put the Wolverines on Indiana's 34-yard line. Then it was time for a
clinic in pass blocking. John Wangler dropped back into the pocket, waited,
waited some more, and finally decided that the might as well throw a strike
to Carter over the middle. 21-0.
And the Hoosiers, who came into the contest with such high hopes, might
as well have gone home right then.
Afterwards, Wangler gave credit where credit was due. "The offensive
line played a great game," said the senior signal-caller, who finished a sub-'
par day with four completions in 13 attempts. "From tackle to tackle they
really played well."
"We started out (the season) with a really fine line, and it just keeps get-
ting better. If they keep improving like they have been, it could be
Michigan's greatest line ever."
Schembechler wasn't about to give out any trophies. The wonderful

IUgrid
By STAN BRADBURY,
Special to the Daily
BLOOMINGTON-Southwest of Indianapolis, a
conservative little college town known as
Bloomington arises. Rolling hills, grassy pastures,
farmland and yellowing woods blend together to
surround and nurture the Indiana campus.
This is America's heartland. This is also basketball
country, and let that never be forgotten in the wake of
Michigan's 35-0 rout of the Hoosier football team
yesterday.
For seven weeks this fall the Indiana fans turned
their attention to football, believing that Lee Corso
had turned around the program, that they had a good
team. But as the sun settled slowly over the pic-
turesque campus, those fans have gone back into
hibernation to wait for THE season to begin in three
weeks.
The Hoosier football program charade ended
yesterday. After posing as a good football team for
seven weeks, the Hoosiers' true identity was revealed
by the Wolverines at Memorial Stadium.
AND THE SITE of the real Indiana football
program was very disturbing to Hoosier football
fans. The mask of a 5-2 record and a certain bowl bid

troubles persist

had been destroyed.
As the Wolverine buses rolled off to the airport,
they left behind scars which may never heal, scars
which run deep into the Indiana program, and scars
which can scare away bowl representatives.
It is an ugly scene, quite a contrast to the beautiful
setting.
Everyone thought that the Hoosiers were on their
way back. They were three games over .500 and only
lost to Ohio State by a respectable 10 points in Colum-
bus. A closer look, however, reveals that the Hoosier
wins this season come over a group which should be
included in the "Who's Who of the Worst Football
Teams in the Country.
Colorado, Northwestern,' Duke, Wisconsin, and
Kentucky have fallen to Indiana. Those teams have
combined for a 7.33 record this year. Meanwhile, the
Hoosiers have lost to Iowa, a team with a 3-5 record.
NOW THE HOOSIERS must struggle to end the
season with more wins than losses. They play at both
Minnesota and Purdue and host Illinois in the final
three weeks. All three teams will give Indiana a lot of
problems.
Michigan crushed Indiana. It was a 35-point dif-
ference and it could have been worse. John Wangler

played his worst game of the year. A routine passing
day from the senior quarterback would have led to a
complete embarrassment of the Hoosiers, similar to
the one they suffered, two years ago on national TV
against Nebraska, 69-17.
Corso has done a lot for the Hoosiers since he came
here in 1973. At that time Indiana was the doormat of
the conference. At one point they had lost seven
straight years to Northwestern.
THE POPULARITY of football on this campus has
risen, but the Hoosiers still have trouble filling their
52,000-seat stadium. And the students still are not
nearly as enthusiastic about the football team as they
are about their first love, basketball.
The football team seems to have climaxed last year
with its win over Brigham Young in the Holiday
'Bowl. It was the best the Hoosiers had ever done for
Corso, and it was the best team at Indiana since it
won the Big Ten championship in 1967.
This year was supposed to be THE year for Hoosier
football, better than last year, because the team only
lost six starters from the unit that finished 8-4 in 1979
Now it will become just another year, another page
tucked away in some future Indiana press guide.

0
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BIG TEN ROUNDUP:

Buckeyes humiliate MS U,

48-16.

EAST LANSING (AP)-Quarterback
Art Schlichter fired two touchdown
passes to end Gary Williams and
plunged for another score himself
yesterday as he guided ninth-ranked
Ohio State to an easy 48-16 rout of out-
manned Michigan State.
Placekicker Vlade Janakievski
booted two field goals, reserve quarter-
back Bob Atha notched two late touch-
downs and tailback Calvin Murray
raced for 115 yards to pace the
Buckeyes' powerful ground attack.
Ohio State quickly rebounded from an
opening MSU score-a 34-yard pass
from quarterback John Leister to
flanker Tony Gilbert-to tie the score
and then slowly pull away.
The emotionally charged up Spartans
fought OSU to a draw for one quarter,
but then found themselves outmuscled
on the ground and often picked apart by
Schlichter in the air.
The Buckeyes put the game away in
the second quarter, outscoring

scored four touchdowns including one
on a 63-yard romp and Mark Herrmann
hurled three touchdown passes yester-
day to lead 20th-ranked Purdue tok a 52-
31 Big Ten football victory over winless
Northwestern.
Smith also scored on 5-and 1-yard
runs and took a 9-yard pass from
Herrmann for another touchdown.
Herrmann also connected on touch-
down passes of 47 yards to Bart Burrell
and 12 yards to Dave Young.
Herrmann left the game early in the
fourth quarter after completing 17 of 21
passes for 210 yards with two intercep-
tions. This gave him NCAA records of
651 completions, bettering the mark of
642 held by Chuck Hixson of Southern
Methodist. The two interceptions gave
him a total of 69, one more than Zeke
Bratkowski of Georgia.
Iowa 22, Wisconsin 13
IOWA CITY (AP)-Peter Gales
lnfted a 54-vard touchdown nass to

terback John Josten was sacked by An-
dre Tippett.
Wisconsin had to punt the ball away
on the ensuing series and Gales im-
mediately hit Chappelle streaking down
the sideline for a touchdown with 10:30
remaining in the quarter.
Minnesota 21, Illinois 18
CHAMPAIGN (AP)-Dana Noel
returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touch-
down in the fourth quarter yesterday to
give Minnesota a 21-18 victory over
Illinois.
Illinois quarterback Dave Wilson
tossed a pair of TD passes, including
one with about a minute left in the
game, but Minnesota picked up an on-

side kick and held on to the ball until
time ran out.
Marion Barber and Garry White,
Minnesota's hard-running duo, scored a
pair of touchdowns in the first quarter,
as the Golden Gophers spoiled Illinois'
homecoming before a crowd of 51,202.E
The Illini cut Minnesota's 14-point
lead to four aftera TD pass from Wilson
to Greg Dentino in the second quarter
vand a 35-yard field goal by Mike Bass in
the fourth quarter.
However, Noel followed Bass' field
goal with the long touchdown run, and
Illinois' next scoring drive ended when
Minnesota intercepted a Wilson pass in
the end zone.

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SCORES
Pittsburgh 43, Syracuse 6
San Jose St. 30, Baylor 22
Southern Methodist 20, Texas A&M 0
Southern Cal 60, California 7
Stanford 54, Oregon St. 13

Big Ten Standings

Conference

Overall

Ohio State......
MICHIGAN,....

W L
5 0
5 0

W
7
6

L
2

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