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e 8-Saturday, November 22, 1980-The Michigan Daily

Bo's boys, Bruce's Bucks vie for the roses

By ALAN FANGER
Special to the Daily
COLUMBUS - At long last, the eventful day
has arrived.
Beneath all the hoopla, speculation, uncertain-
ty, and electricity that has built up in this city
during the past week, Michigan and Ohio State
will actually play a football game today to
determine the Big Ten champion and Rose Bowl
representative.
A sellout crowd of more than 89,000 fans is ex-
pected to pack into noisy Ohio Stadium to see the
Buckeyes (9-1) and Wolverines (8-2) go for the
crown for the 11th time in Bo Schembechler's 12-
year tenure as Michigan coach. ABC-TV will
carry the game locally, as well as throughout
most of the country, beginning at noon.
A win or tie by Ohio State sends the Buckeyes
back to Pasadena for a second consecutive year.
The Wolverines must either win, or accept a bid
to play Penn State in the Fiesta Bowl December
26 in Tempe, Ariz.
BOTH TEAMS ARE undefeated in conference
play. The Wolverines, in their second Big Ten
game of the season, defeated Michigan State in a
close 27-23 contest, but have beaten each of their
last five opponents by at least three touchdowns.
The defense has shut out its last three foes and
has held the opposition scoreless for the last 14
quarters.
Ohio State, on the other hand, has been a bit
more up and down in recent weeks. Although the
Buckeyes breezed by Iowa, 41-7, in a tuneup last
Saturday, they received a monumental scare
from Illinois, whose quarterback Dave Wilson

Loser to attend Fiesta

turned in a record-setting pass performance (43
of 69 for 621 yards) during a 49-42 loss.
Michigan is coming off a surprisingly easy 26-0
shutout of Purdue, and Schembechler now ad-
mits his team is playing well in all phases of the
game.
"We've gone as far as we could come in
preparing for this game," said Schembechler.
"We're playing well, we're enthusiastic, and we
don't have anyone really physically hart."
WITH ONE EXCEPTION, that is. Backup
fullback Jerald Ingram tore knee ligaments in a
practice earlier this week and will miss today's
game. Everyone else on the first and second
teams should be ready to play, said Schem-
bechler.
Second-year Buckeye coach Earle Bruce
brings Ohio State into the game with offensive
firepower as its greatest asset. Behind-the quar-
terbacking of junior Art Schlichter, the
Buckeyes have averaged more than 40 points in
scoring and slightly less than 500 yards in total
offense in their last three contests.
Schlichter has an explosive tailback behind

him in Calvin Murray, who is averaging just un-
der seven yards per carry. Bruce, however, has
gone to fullback Tim Spencer in crucial
situations. Spencer is known as a powerful run-
ner who is adept at converting Short-yardage
situations.
The Buckeye signal-caller also has two
dangerous receivers in flanker Doug Donley and
split end Gary Williams. Donley is known for his
quickness and good hands, while Williams relies
more on pure speed.
Schlichter, of course, is a threat to run at any
time. He will be the first option-oriented quar-
terback Michigan has faced all season long.
"HE HAD THAT talent as a freshman, but to
develop that talent takes time," said Schem-
bechler. "He's playing well now.
"He makes the difference for Ohio State, he
added. "He has excellent mobility. He runs the
option very well and is also a fine scrambler.
Those qualities are what make him more dif-
ficult to prepare for than the other fine quarter-
backs we have played this season (California's
Rich Campbell, Illinois' Wilson, and Purdue's

Mark Herrmann)."
Bruce, meanwhile, is concerned about the4
Michigan offense, which has been potent from
both a running and passing standpoint.
"It's a well-coached, well-disciplined unit,"
said Bruce of the Wolverine attack. "They've
shown an ability to run the ball well and pass it
well in key situations."
WHILE BRUCE HAS not offered specific
details of how his veteran secondary will cover
speedy wide receiver Anthony Carter, it is
believed that at least two Buckeyes will shadow
the sophomore record-breaker on every play.
Schembechler goes into the game with a 5-5-1
personal mark in matchups with the Buckeyes.
Only in 1971 did the game prove to be irrelevant
in determining the conference champion.
Last year in Ann Arbor, Buckeye roverback
Todd Bell scooped up a Bryan Virgil punt that
was blocked by linebacker Jim Laughlin early in:
the fourth quarter and rambled into the end zone
for the touchdown that gave Ohio State an 18-15
win. SIDELINES: Seventeen Michigan seniors
will play their final regular season game today
Seven of those - center George Lilja, guard4
John Powers, quarterback John Wangler, split
end Alan Mitchell, outside linebacker Mel
Owens, inside linebacker Andy Cannavino, and
defensive tackle Mike Trgovac - will all start
the game. . . Fourth-year players who are
eligible for a fifth year include guard Kurt
Becker, fullback Stanley Edwards, wide
receiver Rodney Feaster, and defensive back
Stuart Harris.

Todd Bell
last year's hero

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glee club; a television interview with
Detroit radio personality "Dick the
Bruiser," and, two Daily sports editors,
who were pelted with beer cans and
food as they gave their viewpoints on
the upcoming game.
Late yesterday afternoon the
Buckeyes threw a "senior tackle par-
ty" for the outgoing members of the
football squad, which was followed by a
massive pep rally in Ohio Stadium.
After the pep rally, party-hoppers
had their choice of dozens of get-
togethers all across campus. The most
O 0YOU EAR talked-about event of the evening was
FOOTSTEPS? the "Who Shot J.R.?" celebration held
in the Ohio Union, organized by the Un-
dergraduate Student Government to
help keep congestion on High Street at a
minimum.
Today's schedule of events would try
the soul of even the most ardent OSU
A an imaginable. The Byckeye band
AS E N.A starts the day off with a "spirit raiser"

from 9 to 10 a.m., weaving its way
through the residence hall and Greek
sections of campus one more time.
NEXT ON the agenda is the ex-
tremely popular jam session featuring
the Buckeye and Michigan marching
bands at St. John Arena. Bars and
package liquor dealerships are bracing
themselves for a flood of liquor sales
before, during, and after the contest.
Oh, and then there's the game.
After the battle to decide who travels
to Pasadena, for roses, and who hits the

road to Tempe, for desert, is decided,
the happenings will continue. A mam-
moth outdoor party on the Oval (OSU's
answer to the Diag) immediately
follows the contest, and is expected to
last well into the night. At 11 p.m., those
in attendance will attempt to gather
themselves into the world's largest
"Script Ohio.
But the biggest attraction may well
be the impulsive craziness that is sure
to take place on High Street.
Buckeye mania lives on in Columbus.

Purdue sianamatchup
tops 'Little 8' schedule

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OHIO NA TIVE LONE DISSENTER:
Daily scribes pick 'M'
#;Ian Fanger
Look out, Calvin, you too, Art,
To Bo's defense you're on loan
Let A. C., Wang, and StanleyE.
Drop you in Arizone.
M 20;OSU16
Mark Mihanovic
Bo will surprise folks and come out winging;
To Carter and Mitchell Wangler's arm 'I be singing. E l'
But the youthful Blue defense willfinally relent
'Cause the Buckeyes' Schlichter's a talented
young gent;
Look for a close one, afew points either way
Sorry, Wolverines, in the Fiesta Bowl you'll play.
OSU27, M23
Stan Bradbary
There once was a school in Columbus
Overrated they were, thought they'd thump us
-'-But when the final gun sound
They were Fiesta-bowl bound
'Cause their play more resembled a rumpus.
M 28, OSU 17

fEA tR
Broadcasts of today's
Michigan-Ohio State game can
be seen, beginning at 12 noon,
on WXYZ-TV, Channel 7, and
can be heard on WJR (760 AM),
WWJ (950 AM), WPAG (1050
AM), WAAM (1600 AM), and.
WUOM (91.7 FM).

IM SCORES
THURSDAY
Football
Semifinals
Independent
Arhory Pirates 38, Silver Streaks 0
Dish Bags 36, U-Towers i3
Women's
TKO Limited 20. Andi's Bar & Drill 0
Graduate
Gold Inlays 30, thunder Chickens 8
Volleyball
The Jukes 15-16, W-Do's 5-14
Boscoe 15-8-15. Dutchmen Plus Two 4-15-13

With the Michigan-Ohio State game
once again deciding the Big Ten cham-
/ pionship and Northwestern already
having clinched its usual spot in the
cellar, the only things on the line inthe
Purdue-Indiana, Michigan State-Iowa
and Minnesota-Wisconsin contests are
pride and, in the case of the Boiler""
maker-Hoosier contest,'-slim hope.
INDIANA at PURDUE - This has
been a disappointing season for both of
these ballclubs, which at the onset of
the season entertained title aspirations.
Purdue's hopes were dashed last week
by Michigan, while the Hoosiers have
dropped far back into the pack as a
result of four conference losses.
The Liberty Bowl-bound Boiler-
makers look to move their record to 8-3
while Indiana would move to 7-4 with a

victory, and retain slim hopes of a
Peach Bowl bid. Also of interest will be
Mark Herrman's attempt to rekindle
his dwindling Heisman Trophy chan-
ces.
IOWA at MICHIGAN STATE - This
is a matchup of two 3-7 teams headed in
opposite directions. While the Spartang
are riding a two-game winning streak
(having defeated Northwestern at
home and Minnesota on 'the road), the
Hawkeyes have dropped their last two
games by a combined total of 79 points.
MINNESOTA at WISCONSIN - Last
week's embarrassing loss to Michigan
State quashed the Gophers' bowl hopes.
Minnesota can still salvage a .500
season with a win today. Wisconsin, on
the other hand, can avoid its wors
season since 1968 with a victory.

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