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Page 10-Sunday, October 3, 1982-The Michigan Daily
Ground out victory

First downs....................
Rushing (Attempts/Yards)......
Passes (Att/Comp/Int)..........
Passing Net Yards .................
Punts .............................
Penalties ........... ............
Fumbles ........................
INDIANA..................0 0
MICHIGAN .................3 7


7 - *40
7 - 24

Att/Comp/Int Yds TD
........ 10/4/1 57 0

Blue runs over Hoosiers

Smith .....

Laufenberg.............. 37/21/2
Cameron................. 1/1/0
Gunn.................... 1/0/0
Dunaway .................. 3
S. Johnson ................. 1

Scoring Plays
M-Haji-Sheikh, 50-yd FG
M-Smith, 37-yd run, (Ha ji-Sheikh kick)
M-Rice, I-yd run, (Haji-Sheikh kick)
IU-Smith, 20-yd FG
IU-Gudn, 8-yd pass from Laufenberg, (Smith kick)
M-Ricks, 23-yd run, (Haji-Sheikh kick)

Cook ..--.................
Mineo ................
Benson ....................
Boyd .......................
Howard ...................


222 1 (Continued from Page1)
7 a "All that did was reaffirm more that
a 0 we'd work on line blocking because we
were going to run the ball," said
Michigan head coach Bo Schem-
Yds TD bechler.
42 0 AND RUN THE Wolverines did the
15 0 next time they got the ball.
Startig on its own 14 with 9:56 to go in
58 1 the half, Michigan bulled its way to the
39 0 Indiana 37 with backup tailback Rick
22 0 Rogers and Smith picking up sizable
38 0 chunks of yardage on the ground. From
20 0 there Smith ran circles around the
16 0 Hoosiers on a slicing, scintillating run
that saw him dash in and out of the
sights of the dazzled Indiana defenders.
The play was designed to be an option.
s Intercept right, but when the Hoosiers took
Smith's option of pitching to his trailing
1/0/0 back away from him, he cut inside of a
1/51/51 defender, broke to the left sideline and
eluded one last Indiana player en route
to the end zone.
1/0/0 "I was just trying to keep from get-
ting hit," Smith said later.

IN THE SECOND half, the first time
Michigan'got the ball it drove 60-yards
for a touchdown, with freshmen
fullback Dan Rice performing the
honors from one yard out.
Rice gained 64 yards on 14 carries on
the day, a startling feat considering
that Wolverine fullbacks had carried
the ball a mere six times in the previous
three games.
"That was by design," said Schem-
bechler. "We want to get him the ball
some and he did exactly what I thought
he'd do, he fumbled. That's part of,
growing up."
Rice's fumble came the next time the
Wolverines had the ball after he had
scored to put them up 17-0. Tight end
Craig Dunaway recovered Rice's
miscue that play, but the ball wasn't yet
finished bouncing. The next play saw
Smith fumble and lose it to the
THE FUMBLE turned into a Doug
Smith 20-yard field goal to make the

score 17-3. Rice and Smith weren't the
only ones having trouble hanging onto
the ball in the third quarter, as four-
and-a-half minutes before their blun-
ders Indiana tailback John Mineo fum-
bled on the first play after Rice's
touchdown plunge. The Wolverines
failed to capitalize when Haji-Sheikh's
44-yard field goal attempt sailed wide.
In the fourth quarter Laufenberg led
his team to an 88-yard touchdown drive
which he capped with an eight-yard
touchdown pass to Gunn.
On the play, Michigan's Carraway
blew past the Hoosier line and roared
toward Laufenberg with a full head of
steam only to see the Indiana quarter-
back loft a pass into the Michigan end
zone, floating into the hands of Gunn.
Suddenly, a once comfortable lead was
reduced to 17-10.
"It's a scary feeling," said Michigan
linebacker Mike Boren. "You can't get
riled and you can't lose your cool. If we
would have lost this one, that would

Ricks................... 22
Rogers .................... 12
Smith ..................... It
Rice...................... 14
K. Smith .................. 2

have been the season."
"I THINK it's a mental lapse," said
Ricks. "You get up by a few points a
relax. We shouldn't."
Ricks 23-yard touchdown coupled
with Keith Bostic's 51-yard interception
return of a Laufenberg pass salted the
game away, but the coach was not
completely satisifed with his team's
I'd like to have won it bigger," Sch-
embechler said. "I think we should've
.. .'The only thing that stopped us was
"Two things are bedeviling us4
Every now and then our defense gives
us a big play. There was that garbage
play where he (Laufenberg) is fading
into the locker room and we watch them
score a touchdown. And our offense
had not made the big play. I'm talking
about the big pass play."
Michigan's next game will be this
Saturday afternoon against Michigan




Punts Kickoffs
Cooper ........... 1/10/10
Rogers ............. 2/43/24
Lott ............
Bostic .............
Nelson ............. 1/11/11

Mineo ..........
Laufenberg, ..

...... 11 57 5.2
........... 14 46 3.3
3 9 3.0
.. .. .. .. 4 -15 -3.8

'M'-Indiana series
is nothing but frustration
for disappointed Hoosiers

Off the Record

B wp

Although every member of the Indiana squad
entered yesterday's confrogtation at Michigan
Stadium knowing that Hoosier head coach Lee
Corso has failed to produce a victory over the
Wolverines in his ten-year career, some
thought that this game might be different.
After all, just last weekend UCLA notched its
first-ever win over Michigan, and the last time
the Hoosiers visited Ann Arbor Michigan
barely squeaked out a last-minute 27-21 win.
"AFTER WE made it 17-10, I really thought
we were going to win," said Indiana quarter-
back Babe Laufenberg after yesterday's game.
"I thought our defense would stop them, and
we'd comeback and score. We were already
thinking about the two-point play."
The 6-2, 190-pound helmsman connected on 21
of 37 pass attempts for 222 yards and one
touchdown, but he said he was disappointed
with the game's outcome.
"You can find a lot of positive signs in what
we did today, but the bottom line is that we
didn't win," he said. "I don't think anyone here
feels happy."
PERHAPS THE Hoosiers felt a glimmer of
hope when strong safety Tom Hendrickson in-
tercepted a Michigan fourth-and-one pass in-
tended for Wolverine All-American flanker An-
thony Carter early in the second quarter. After
the play, Carter, who pulled out a Michigan vic-

tory over the Hoosiers in 1979 with a last-second
touchdown reception, walked off the field with
a bruised rib cartilage and was sidelined for
the remainder of the game.
Although Corso cited Carter's injury as
slowing the Wolverine attack, he felt it was
Michigan's fourth-quarter offensive surge that
won the ball game.
"Michigan put together a good fourth quar-
ter, and I thought that was the entire essence of
the ball game," he said. "Offensively, our guys
played hard, and we tried everything from
short passes to medium passes to different
types of running plays. We lost 24-10 to a good
football team who will always be one of the top
teams in the Big Ten."
CORSO HAS produced only two winning
seasons since he took the Hoosier helm in 1973,
but feels his team did the best it could yester-
day against the Wolverines. "We competed to
the best of our abilities and lost," he said. "I'm
proud of our guys because we competed well.
Competition is the essence of our society.
Our guys have nothing whatsoever to be
ashamed of."
While the team had no reason to le ashamed,
Laufenberg and the other players could not
help being disappointed.
"We performed well, but that's no con-
solation,' he lamented. "Maybe it will be on
Monday, but not ,now."

Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
Indiana's Duane Gunn comes down with the lone Hoosier touchdown yesterday, an
eight-yard reception from quarterback Babe Laufenberg. Evan Cooper defends for
the Wolverines.

Senunoles crush Buckeyes, 34-17

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Quarterback
Kelly Lowrey caught one pass for a touch-.
down and threw for a second score yester-
day, leading Florida State to a 34-17 college
football victory over Ohio State.
It marked the first time in 10 years that
the Buckeyes had dropped back-to-back
home decisions. Michigan State and North-
western handed Ohio State 17-10 and 14-10
defeats in 1971.
LOWREY, A 6-1, 225-pound junior, caught
an 11-yard pass from fullback Cedric Jones
that launched the Seminoles, a one-
touchdown underdog, on their way to their
second straight triumph in Ohio Stadium,
silencing a crowd of 89,491.
Lowrey passed six yards to tight end Zeke
Mowhatt to give Florida State, 3-1, its first
lead of the game, 14-10, midway through the
second quarter.
Lowrey was hurt late in the third quarter
and his replacement, Blair Williams, threw
a nine-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver
Jessie Hester that gave the Seminoles a 27-
17 lead early in the fourth quarter.
TAILBACK Ricky Williams darted 10
yards for another touchdown three minutes
later that wrapped up Florida State's vic-
Notre Dame 11, MSU 3
Coach Gerry Faust believes defense wins
football games, and his defense dominated

yesterday as the No. 11 Irish struggled to an
11-3 non-conference college football victory
over Michigan State.
"Our defense rose to the occasion today,"
Faust said. "The defense really deserved it
today. When the chips were down, they did
an excellent job."
"WE'RE GLAD to get out of here alive,"
he added. The Irish defense threw a blanket
over a sputtering Michigan State offense,
limiting the Spartans to just 140 yards-121
of them in the air.
"Notre Dame's defense bottled us up bet-
ter than we could bottle them up," Michigan
State Coach Muddy Waters said. 'We could
not put anything together offensively."
The key to the Irish defense was the
ability of his linemen to keep all the
pressure on the Michigan Statetquarter-
back, allowing linebackers to cover
receivers, Faust said.

Iowa 45, Northwestern 7
IOWA CITY (AP) - Tailback Owen Gill
rushed for 74 yards and two touchdowns as
Iowa demolished Northwestern 45-7 in Big
Ten college football yesterday.
The Hawkeyes, 2-2 overall and 1-0 in the
league, dominated start to finish, rolling up
463 yards total offense and holding the Wild-
cats to 229, including just 54 on the ground.
NORTHWESTERN which last week
snapped a 34-game losing streak by beating
Northern Illinois, sagged to 1-4 overall and
0-3 in Big Ten play.
Iowa quarterback Chuck Long had a hand
in two Iowa scores, throwing a 36-yard

touchdown ass to split end Dave Moritz and
a 27-yarder to tailback Eddie Phillips. Long
finished the day completing nine of 11
passes - including his last nine - for 131 yar-
Fullback Norm Granger and reserve
quarterback Cornelius Robertson scored
Iowa's other two touchdowns, and Tom
Nichol added a field goal and six extra poin-
ts to complete the rout.
Northwestern's only points came early in
the second quarter on a 1-yard run by quar-
terback Sandy Schwab. The score was set
up by a 54-yard pass from Schwab to Steve
Tasker, which put the Wildcats on Iowa's 13-
yard line. Two plays and 12 yards later,
Schwab dove in for the touchdown.

Killer instinct kicking...
...routs a thing of old
Y OU REMEMBER that 1979 game very well, no
There was Johnny Wangler throwing to Anthony
Carter for 45 yards and a touchdown as time expired to
give Michigan a 27-21 victory over Indiana. There was
the crowd spilling onto the field in a fit of sheer
exuberance the proportions of which had not been seen
in Ann Arbor in quite a while.
Yesterday, the Hoosiers came to town for the first
time since that numbing play three years ago, but
there was no Johnny Wangler, no miracle pass and, at
the end, no Anthony Carter.
No gift from above was needed because Michigan
led, 24-10, at about the time a miracle is usually called
for. But, you know, it never should have been that
Just as they blew a 21-0 lead against UCLA last week,
so too did the Wolverines sputter and stutter when they
zipped out to a 17-point lead over the Hoosiers.
"I thought we had a few chances to put the ball in the
end zone and we didn't do it," said quarterback Steve
Smith. "We need the confidence to put people away."
So, you see, we need to talk about that emotional
element known as a killer instinct. It is the ability to
get an opponent down, which Michigan evidently has,
and nail 'em but good once they're down, which
Michigan evidently lacks.
Yesterday's game can probably be best likened to
the season-opening 20-9 win over Wisconsin. In that
one, it appeared that the Wolverines were in control of
the game for much of the second half but were never
able to apply the knockout punch which would enable
the fans, and head coach Bo Schembechler, to breathe
easier. There was always that nagging feeling that the
opposition was just one play away from being back in
"It's a scary feeling," said linebacker Mike Boren on
letting an opponent back into the game. 'You can't get
riled up and you can't lose your cool."
Hoosiers hang tough
Michigan had the opportunity to do away with the
Hoosiers once and for all early in the third quarter
yesterday. After Dan Rice dove across from the one-
yard line to put the Wolverines up by 17, Indiana fum-
bled the ball on the first play after the kickoff and
Michigan recovered on the Hoosier 29-yard line. But
three plays netted just two yards, and Alli Haji-Sheikh
missed a 44-yard field goal. From that point on, the
game was a dogfight.
"I think it's a mental lapse," said tailback Lawren-
ce Ricks, who rambled for 124 yards. "You get up by a
few points and relax-and we shouldn't."
"I'd liked to have won it bigger-I really would
have," said Schembechler, "and I think we should
So the decision is unanimous on this killer instinct
bit. The problem exists, but finding the cause is
another matter.
One thing that is fairly certain is that the cause is a
mental one. Michigan has the horses to blow people
away but they don't have the jockey. This Wolverine
squad is not an emotional one, to be sure, and it doesn't
have the fiery leader like the Rick Leaches of past
teams to kick complacent players into action.
Steve Smith is the quarterback and, theoretically,
the team leader. But he is not a particularly exuberant
type, preferring to lead with a calm, cool confidence.
Which is fine-if he has the confidence,
Unhappy fans
The boo-birds flew into Michigan Stadium again
yesterday and dropped large spatterings of insults on
Smith and Schembechler-which can't help the junior
signal-caller's confidence any.
"I don't pay no attention to that," said Smith. "If
they want to boo, that's their prerogative..
"I don't think the fans sometimes know what's going
on. If I put the ball in the end zone on the last play
against UCLA, then I'm a great guy. I don't have
anything to prove. I've never had anything to prove to
the fans."
And Schembechler did his best to blunt the effect of










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