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SPORTS
Saturday, October 2, 1982

'The Michigan Daily

Page 7

'M'no puzzle

to Indiana

By RON POLLACK
Indiana head coach Lee Corso thinks
he has Michigan figured out. To hear the
Hoosier mentor tell it, the Wolverines
are dolefully predictable.
"They're like a machine," said Cor-
so. "I think they stamp their teams out.
s Things don't change there. They have
the same tendencies as seven years
ago. We went back seven years and
looked at their tendencies and I can tell
you what they'll do offensively and
defensively."
" My MICHIGAN head coach Bo Schem-
bechler is not one to disagree with his
rival from Bloomington.
"I think he's absolutely right," said
Schembechler. "He's inferring that
we'll rush the ball and play defense.
We'll throw a little, play physical and
kick well. That's just fundamentals."
With Michigan's tendencies safely
tucked away in his head, the crafty
Corso need only defend against the run
when the Wolverines have a first down
and triple team Anthony Carter on third
.- down. It sounds easy enough. It hasn't
",, been, however.
" .. KNOWING WHAT Michigan willdo is
Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER one thing, stopping them has been
Indiana head coach Lee Corso expects to see the same old grind-it-out another. In his 10 years at Indiana,
Michigan football team in today's match-up. Larry Ricks (46) demonstrates Corso's teams have gone 0-7 against the
what Corso calls fundamental football as he scoots past UCLA's Lee Wolverines. And that is a tendency he'd
Knowles (85). like to bring to a screeching halt. This
EASON, HOHENSEE MEET IN AERIAL DUEL:

year he will try to do so through
change; namely, changes in both the
defense and the rushing game.
Last season, the Hoosiers were
woefully deficient in both areas.
Through three games this year, the
numbers are far more pleasing to Cor-
so's eye. This season, the 2-1 Hoosiers
have relinquished points with grudging
resistance, giving up just 12.7 points a
game compared to last season's 26.6.
"They're improved defensively,"
said Schembechler. "That's the key.
The defense is much better than the one
we played a year ago. Any team that
plays defense the way they do has to be
reckoned with."
TOPPING THE tackling charts for
Indiana is linebacker Mark Weiler and
defensive end Jimmy Hunter. But the
key to this season's Indiana stop troops
may well be four players who did not
play last year for either personal
reasons or injury. They are defensive
tackle Smythe, nose guard Denver
Smith, cornerback Tim Wilbur and
linebacker Marlin Evans. All but
Evans are currently listed in the star-
ting lineup.
"I think Mark Smythe and Denver
Smith have done very well for us up
front," said Corso.
Just as the previously porous Hoosier
defense has turned tenacious, the In-
diana running game has become a force

to be reckoned with. A year ago, the
Hoosier rushing attack moved at a
snail's pace to the tune of 128 yards a
game. This season, the Indiana run-
ning game has accelerated to an
average of 159.3 yards a game on the
ground.
The biggest difference between this
year's rushing game and last year's is
Orlando Brown. The 6-0, 185-pound
sophomore has already gained 270 yar-
ds in three contests. Such a statistic
takes on Goliath-like proportions in
Bloomington, where the leading rusher
for the entire 1981 campaign picked
up only 271 yards.
ALTHOUGH the Hoosiers have
changed for the better on defense and in
their ground game, they have remained
the same in one area - the passing
game. And that speaks well for Corso
and his Hoosiers.
At quarterback, the Hoosiers are well
represented by Babe Laufenberg. As a
junior, a year ago Laufenberg was im-
pressive and he has continued at the
same pace this season.
But it is neither Laufenberg nor
Brown who is the big gun in the Indiana
offense. That honor belongs to a
Hoosier wide receiver named Duane
Gunn (don't forget the second "n").
Aside from the fact that his name gives
him reason enough to stake a claim to

this title, Gunn's play on the field
makes him Indiana's most exciting per-
former.
THE 6-0, 175-poupd junior has caughF
nine passes for 169 yards, has averaged
30.5 yards per kickoff return, and plays
in the defensive secondary on passing
situations against teams which rely
heavily on the pass.
"I have a lot of respect for Gunn,"
said Schembechler. "He's a game-
breaker. He has to be contained."
Other Hoosier pass catchers of note
are fullback Johnnie Salters - who
leads the team in catches with 10 - and
tight end Scott McNabb (seven recep-
tions).
Indiana enters today's game in pretty
good health, with only starting tackle
Chuck Gannon listed as questionable.

THE LINEUPS

In
By MIKE MCGRAW
Football fans across the Midwest are
cheering the newly-found parity that
the Big Ten has achieved. This parity is
what allows for exciting teams like
Iowa to go to the Rose Bowl. But
despite the even play of conference
teams, one thing still remains the
same. The Big Ten overall is one of the
weaker football conferences in the
country this year.
The Big Ten Conference enters the
fourth week of the season with only one
team nationally ranked (Minnesota,
No. 19) and a record of 8-12 against non-
conference opponents. Among those
teams that have lost to Big Ten foes are
northern Illinois, Toledo, Ohio Univer-
sity and Syracuse. Big Ten teams have
been challenged eight times by top-
twenty opponents and have lost every
game.
E THE football-starved networ-
IXs have learned not to expect big things
from the Big Ten, as no conference
game will be shown on the tube today.
But the schedule favors conference
teams this week as only two non-
conference games remain to be played.
Now the Big Ten can get on with the
business of deciding which teams
deserve one more beating by a non-
conference school, i.e., who gets to go to
a bowl game.
One game that should be interesting
takes place under very unusual cir-
cumstances for the Big Ten. Illinois
faces Minnesota at night and indoors -
in the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome.
This game should feature the throwing
talents of two of the nation's top quar-
terbacks-also unusual for the Big Ten
- Illinois' Tony Eason and the
Gophers' Mike Hohensee.
Both teams are undefeated in con-
ference play and both are sure to be
dreaming of a trip to the Rose Bowl.
Minnesota is second in the nation in
total offense and scoring, but its offense
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will be hampered this week by the loss
of tailback and leading rusher Tony
Hunter, who sufered a shoulder
separation and will be out 3-6 weeks.
But who needs running backs when you
have two quarterbacks who have
thrown for a combined 8,743 yards in
their careers.
THE TWO NON-conference games
this week feature the two Big Ten
teams of closest proximity to Ann Ar-
bor. Florida State visits Ohio Stadium
for the second year in a row as they will
try to repeat last year's 36-27 victory.
Ohio State is coming off a last-minute
loss to Stanford and John Elway, who
battered the Buckeyes with 407 yards
passing.
Ohio State coach Earl Bruce - under
the considerable criticism from
Buckeye football fans - said: "That
was a very disappointing loss for our foot-
ball team. When you get beat in the last
few seconds of a game, it takes a lot out
of you. It will be interesting to see how
we bounce back this week." The
Buckeyes may have their chance at
doing just that if their powerful back-
field of Tim Spencer and Vaughn
Broadnax gets rolling against a
Seminole defense that allowed 366 yar-
ds rushing last week to Southern
Mississippi.
Michigan State hosts Notre Dame, who
has taken care of Big Ten members
Michigan and Purdue the last two
weeks. The Spartans are 0-3 but all
three losses have come late in the game
to good teams. The Irish, who make

0 att e
their first road appearance of the year,
have lost starting tailback Greg Bell
with an ankle injury. The key for a
Spartan upset will be the passing of
John Leister against a susceptible
Notre Dame defensive secondary.
IN A GAME that could be called the
kicking enthusiast's dream, North-
western travels to Iowa riding the crest
of a one-game winning streak. The
Hawkeyes feature All-American punter
Reggie Roby, but the 'Cats counter with
John Kidd, who leads the conference
with a 43.9 net average. Considering
the offensive ineptitude of these two
teams, the fans may see a veritable cir-
cus of kicking acrobatics. The game is
Iowa's first encounter within the con-
ference.
Rounding out the schedule is the con-
test taking place on the only Big Ten
football field that still has natural grass,
Purdue's Ross-Aide Stadium. The op-
ponent this week is the Wisconsin
Badgers, who enter the game without
fullback Chucky Davis.
Both these teams are looking for their
first win in the Big Ten, and Purdue
owns an uncharacteristic 0-3 record.
But the Boilers have one of the league's
most powerful weapons, quarterback
Scott Campbell. The junior signal caller
threw for 278 yards last week against
Notre Dame. Wisconsin has regained
the use of star defensive backs David
Greenwood and Matt Vanden Boom for
the first time since the first quarter of
the Michigan game. Both teams should
be hungry for a win in this "Parent's
Day" showdown.

MICHIGAN

INDIANA

OFFENSE

(88) Craig Dunaway.........(233)
(68) Rich Strenger............ (272)
(54) Tom Garrity .............(250)
(73) Doug James ............. (250)
(69) Tom Dixon ............... (249)
(76) Stefan Humphries.......(247)
(1) Anthony Carter.........(156)
(25) Vince Bean ..............(188)Y
(16) Steve Smith ...........(194)
(36) Dan Rice ................. (215)
(46) Lawrence Ricks ........(196)

TE
T
T
RG
C
LG
FLK
SE
QB
FB
TB

(86) Scot McNabb...........(228)
(75) Kevin Allen .............(278)
(57) Mark Rodriguez..........(275)
(55) Jim Sakanich ............ (255)
(50) Jeff Wiebell ..............(235)
(74) Mark Filburn ............ (260)
(89) Duane Gunn ............. (175)
(2) John Boyd ...............(190)
(7) Babe Laufenberg........(190)
(34) Jack Walsh .............. (212)
(47) Orlando Brown ......... (185)

Corso
... expects no surprises

DEFENSE

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(99) Robert Thompson.........(224)
(63) Winfred Carraway........(240)
(53) Al Sincich..............(218)
(52) Kevin Brooks ............(234)
(89) Carlton Rose ........... (207)
(50) Paul Girgash ........... (211)
(40) Mike Boren ............(224)
(13) Keith Bostic .............. (210)
(44) John Lott.............(175)
(15) Jerry Burgei...... ....(191)
(21) Evan Cooper ..........(175)
(28) Don Bracken ............. (205)
(6) Ali Haji-Sheikh ...........(170)

OLB
DT
NG
DT
OLB
ILB
ILB
SS
CB
CB
FS
P
PK

(38) Jimmy Hunter..........(215)
(82) Mark Smythe...........(260)
(68) Denver Smith...........(245)
(79) Steve Moorman .........(262)
(32) Kevin King:..............(235)
(37) Mark Weiler............(227)
(28) Ralph Caldwell ..........(225)
(43) Tom Hendrickson.........(203)
(49) Marc Longshore ......... (190)
(8) Tim Wilbur .............. (195)
(13) Mark Sutor ............(208)
(6) Chuck Razmic..........(184)
(3) Doug Smith .............. (175)
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