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gnaws Gophers, 52-14
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Gopher face-mask penalty on a fourth-
down run by Smith. The junior quarter-
back went the final six yards on a
keeper to give Michigan a 14-0 lead.
It was then that the game began to
get rough, as Carter was clobbered out
of bounds on a punt return and Ricks
was hit after the whistle on the next
play from scrimmage. The two Gopher
personal fouls moved the ball to the
Minnesota 33, and Smith flipped a one-
yard touchdown lob to freshman
fullback Dan Rice to up the Wolverine
advantage to 21-0.
"We took some foolish penalties
which stopped some of our drives, and
when we piled on top of Michigan
players, that hurt us," said Salem,
whose Gophers were penalized nine
times for 121 yards.
THE PENALTY the Wolverines took
the most exception to came on the next
Gopher punt when Carter was again
hammered after he was down. Livid,
he leaped to his feet, gestured to some
of the Minnesota players and then
engaged in an animated conversation
with an official, all of which brought up
suspicions that the Gophers were out to
pretty well and they would not do that,"
said Schembechler. "I don't believe it's
intentional, it's just excited players. I
think the officials stepped right in and
controlled the game."
But Carter indicated that the
Gophers' intentions may indeed have
been a little more dastardly. "Coach
Bo told me they were trying to in-
timidate me and get me thrown out sin-
ce the last guy (to say something) is the
one they usually kick out," he said.
board now," he said.
aren't stopping us."
get the Michigan receiver a
out of the game.
"I would not believe thatc
nesota coaching staff -'I A
Rushing (attlyds) ..
Passing net yards ..
Punts (no/avg) ........
Fumbles (no/lost) ..
Salem ............. 4
rnd put him RICK ROGERS' 10-yard run capped
that drive and put Michigan ahead by
of the Min- 28 before Minnesota was able to put
know them together a scoring march. The Gophers
took the ensuing kickoff and went 84
yards in less than three minutes, with
-2.9 0 Hohensee passing 13 yards to Dwayne
-2.5 0 McMullen for the score. Wolverine
kicker Ali Haji-Sheikh nailed a 24-yard
field goal on the final play of the half to
Yds TD give Michigan a 31-7 bulge at inter-
159 3 mission.
33 1 Schembechler kept the Michigan first
string in for much of the second half,
239 1 and Smith hit tight end Craig Dunaway
63 0 down the middle with a 42-yard touch-
down strike early in the third quarter.
It marked the longest touchdown pass
TD of the season for Smith, who also threw
1 his first interception in 14 quarters but
0 finished with 10 completions in 16 at-
1 tempts for 159 yards and three touch-
downs. "We're putting points on the
An Evan Cooper interception set up
the next Michigan touchdown; a six-
yard burst by backup Kerry Smith, who
starred in the second half and finished
with 113 yards on 11 carries.
FULLBACK Frank Jacobs' three-
yard run gave the Gophers their final
points and Michigan closed out the
scoring with a 17-yard Dave Hall-to-
Greg Armstrong touchdown pass. Haji-
Sheikh's successful conversion was his
66th in a row, which broke the Big Ten "
record for most consecutive PAT's.
The Homecoming game victory
allowed the Wolverines to retain
possession of the fabled Little Brown
Jug, but amidst all the scoring came
word that the Illini, Michigan's closest
competitors in the Big Ten race, had
lost. The announcement sent the crowd
and the Wolverine bench into a fit of
exuberance and set the players to
talking about next week's game.
"You could hear people talking about
Illinois all this week," said inside
linebacker Mike Boren, who led the
team with nine tackles." "We've been
hungry. This (Illinois) game is like an
Ohio State game and I think we want
them more than they want us."
MINNESOTA ................0 7 0 7-14
MICHIGAN ......................7 24 14 7-52
MICH-Carter, 29-yd pass from S. Smith (Haji-
MICH-S. Smith,6-yd. run (Ila'ji-Sheikh kick)
MICH--Rice, 1-yd pass from Smith (Haji-Sheikh
MICH-Rogers, 10-yd run (Haji-Sheikh kick)
MINN-McMullen, 3-yd pass from Hohensee
MICH-Haji-Sheikh, 24-yard field goal
MICH-Dunaway, 42-yd pass from S. Smith (Haji-
MICH-K. Smith, 6-yd run (Haji-Sheikh kick)
MINN-Jacobs, 3-yd run (Gallery kick)
MICH-Armstrong, 17-yd pass from Hall MHaji-
Ricks .............18 135
K. Smith........... 11 113
Mercer............ 11 39
S. Smith........... 5 26
Rice ...............'3 15
Carter .............1 8
Carter .... ,....
.......... . ..
Doily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Kerry Smith heads for the goal line late in the third quarter of yesterday's
game with Minnesota. Smith scored to give Michigan a 45-7 lead.
By RON POLLACK
Michigan's 52-14 win over Minnesota yesterday, coupled
with Illinois' 14-13 loss to Iowa, has the Wolverines perched
cozily atop the Big Ten standings in their run for the roses.
But the Michigan gridders didn't break out into a chorus of
"California Here We Come," after the game, settling instead
for a boisterous rendition of "The Victors."
The Wolverines are now in the enviable position of being
able to lose one of their three remaining games and still go to
the Rose Bowl, but are taking no solace in the cushion this
"I DON'T want to talk about losing, because it's not on my
mind or anyone else's mind," said Michigan flanker Anthony
Carter. "We're thinking about winning."
"We don't like to say what happens if we lose," echoed
Wolverine tailback Lawrence Ricks. "We like to win every
conference game. It's nice that Illinois lost, but we have to go
down there for next weekend's game thinking we want to
The cautious attitude taken by the Wolverines is not one of
false modesty, but one of fear for what could happen if a Rose
Bowl berth is taken for granted.
"ANYONE IN their right mind would only look to our next
game or else we'll get kno-cked off," said Michigan safety
"I didn't expect Illinois to lose today, so on any given day
that could also happen to Michigan," said Wolverine inside
linebacker Mike Boren. "Solwe can't think Rose Bowl until
Wolverine head coach Bo Schembechler certainly has no
such thoughts dancing through his head. When asked about a
possible Rose Bowl opponent, the coach-who was in a jovial
mood-brushed the question aside saying, "I don't know
about 'em. I don't give a damn about 'em right now. If we're
fortunate enough to get to the Rose Bowl, then I'll worry
FOR NOW, he and his players have but a single thought.
And that is next Saturday's game at Illinois, even though the
Fighting Illini's loss has taken away much of the glitter that
would have otherwise gone with this weekend's game; an
irrelevant fact to a Michigan squad driven only by the game
"Illinois is all I can think about," said Bostic.
"We've been hungry," said Boren. "Illinois is like an Ohi
State game, and I think we want them more than they wan?
I didn't expect Illinois to lose
today, so on any given day that
could happen to Michigan.
THE MOST comforting aspect of the Wolverines' com-
manding one-and-a-half game lead over second-place Iowa
and Ohio State is the sense of self-reliance they now have.
"We're controlling our own destiny," Schembechler said
"It's up to us," said Michigan quarterback Steve Smith.
"It's on our shoulders. The only thing that can stop us is our-
And that, in the opinion of Wolverine split end Vince Bean,
is unlikely. "As far as I'm concerned, we have no plans of
going anywhere but the Rose Bowl," he said. "We didn't g4
last year and we didn't like it."
By BARB BARKER
Alumni come hme .. .
... relive memorioes
"lATE ASK YOU to be real careful about the Alumni band," boomed
the Michigan Stadium P.A. system after the Wolverines' 52-14
win over Minnesota yesterday. "Some are aged and infirm and need not be
If anyone in the stands believed that the former band members or
cheerleaders, who gathered on the field yesterday to celebrate Michigan's
homecoming game, were candidates for a rocking-chair league, they were
wrong. Although separated from one another by years and miles, these for-
mer spirit leaders boast a youthful bond which is firmly cemented by their
love for their alma mater. Between cheers and halftime performances, they
grouped on the sidelines swapping anecdotes from their college years.
One 1928 varsity band saxaphone player, who would identify himself only
as Pa Kay, fondly recalled a trip to East Lansing in his senior year.
"There were about 80 of us traveling in a bus to Michigan State," he said.
"We were about half way there when a priest drives by in his model T Ford.
He didn't like the noise we were
making so we picked up his car and
put it in a creek. We were a bunch of
"He just sat there and made
several prayers,"he continued.
"Then we put the car back on the
road. The creek was only a foot or *
two deep. When we reached his
hometown Howell, Michigan, they
gave us a tour of the town. It was
Bob Canning led the 1939 Michigan -
cheerleading squad and was affec-
tionatley referred to as "Leather
Lungs"in that year's Michiganensian
yearbook. Although Cannig now
resides in Greenwich, Conn., he has
returned to the stadium sidelines for
at least 20 games since hisy
"This is the biggest crowd of.
returning cheerleaders we've ever
had," he recalled. "We have our
club. We come back on homecoming 0
Friday and work outinthe afternoon a
with (Michigan's gymnastic coach).
Newt Loken. I do cartwheels -now,
but that's about it. I don't practice Canning
though.".... leather lungs
What Canning remembers most is
greeting the football team at the train station after away games.
"We used to meet them at the railroad station, and then parade up State
Street," he sasid. "The football specials would all park down there in the
yards. Everyone travelled by train then. There weren't as many students,
but the spirit was always really good."
Clare Canham Eaton,daughter of Michian athletic director Don Canham,
was a founding member of the first Michigan football pom-pom squad in
1974. Now a librarian in the Ann Arbor public school system, Eaton
remembers the difficulty of that first year.
"It was a struggle being the first women's squad," she said. "Some of the
BIG TEN R OUNDUP:
Iowa dims ilini title hopes, 1 4-13
IOWA CITY (AP)- Eddie Phillips
scored a first half touchdown and broke
loose on a crucial long run late in the
game to help Iowa secure a 14-13 vic-
tory over Illinois yesterday.
Phillips, who rushed for 158 yards in
27 carries, scored on a 2-yard run in the
first quarter and Chuck Long flipped an
8-yard touchdown pass to Ronnie Har-
mon to put Iowa ahead 14-10 entering
the fourth period.
THEN, AFTER Illinois' Mike Bass
kicked a 45-yard field goal, Phillips
scampered 30 yards to give Iowa a first
down when the Hawkeyes faced a third-
and-29 situation at their own 32 with less
than two minutes remaining in the
Four plays later, Tom Nichol punted
out of bounds at the Illinois 1-foot line
with 24 seconds left to doom the Illinois.
Illinois quarterback Tony Eason then
threw four straight incomplete passes,
the last one a bomb that hit the turf at
the Iowa 35 as time expired.
Mich.State 22,Indiana 14
BLOOMINGTON (UPI)- An inter-
ception by linebacker James Neely
sparked a 13-point third-period
Michigan State rally and the Spartans
went on to beat Indiana, 22-14, yester-
day for their first victory of the season.
The win gave Michigan State a 1-7
over-all record and 1-5 Big Ten mark. It
also was the ninth straight game in
which Indiana was unable to beat MSU.
INDIANA dropped to 2-4 in the Big
Ten and 3-5 overall.
Indiana led 7-6 when Neely intercep-
ted a Babe Laufenberg pass and retur-
ned it to the Indiana 20-yard line. Two
plays later Tony Ellis carried the bal4
11 yards for a touchdown to give the
Spartans the lead for good.
Following one Indiana series and a
short punt, MSU regained the ball at the
Indiana 37 and scored three plays later.
Freshman quarterback Dave Yerema,
making his first appearance for the
Spartans, threw a 35-yard pass to Otis
Grant with 2:37 left in the third quarter
to give Michigan State a 19-7 lead.
Ohio State 38, Purdue 6
COLUMBUS, (UPI) - Sophomore
quarterback Mike Tomczak passed for
two touchdowns and tailback Tim
Spencer rushed for 168 yards and
scored twice to lead Ohio State to a 38-6
victory over Purdue.
Tomczak, who sat on the bench the
last two Ohio State home games as the
Buckeyes lost to Florida State and
Wisconsin, hit tight end John Frank
with a 12-yard touchdown pass early in
the first quarter and connected on a 33-
yarder to flanker Cedric Anderson with
27 seconds left in the opening period as
the Buckeyes jumped to a 14-3 lead over
PURDUE, NOW 2-6, overall and 2-4 in
the conference, had several early
scoring opportunities but were unable
to put the ball in the end zone and
placekicker Tim Clark hit only one ofA
three field goal attempts in the' first
quarter, a 43-yarder with 7:57 to play.
Ohio State, now 5-3 overall and 4-1 in
the Big Ten, led 17-6 at halftime and put
the game out of reach in the third quar-
ter with two long scoring drives.
MADISON, (AP) - Reserve tailback
Troy King rushed for 166 yards and d
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