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Illini hopes end on two-yard line

(Continued from Page 1)
pires when the Illini play. Illinois took
the opening kickoff and drove to the
Wolverine nine, but had to settle for a
Mike Bass 26-yard field goal'to go up, 3-
0.
The Illini lead was short-lived,
however, as ,Steve Smith teamed up
with Anthony Carter on a 40-yard
touchdown pass just 3:07 later. On the
play, Carter ran a crossing pattern over
the middle. The fleet receiver hauled
Smith's pass in at the Illini 25, put on a
burst of speed as he headed for the
sideline, picked up a block, and eased
his way into the end zone untouched.
"He made a great run after he caught
the ball," said Smith. "Normally that's
a 15-yard gain but he made a great
play."
LATER IN the first quarter, the
Wolverines had a golden opportunity to
take a comfortable lead but the Illini
defense stopped Lawrence Ricks when
he went over right tackle on fourth and
goal from the one-yard line. Schem-
bechler took the setback with a grain of
salt.
"A goal-line play kept them in the
game, and it was a goal-line play that
won it for us," he said.
The Wolverines took a 10-3 lead in the
second quarter when Ali Haji-Sheikh
booted a 30-yard field goal. Illinois took
the ensuing kickoff and drove 62 yards

for the tying touchdown, with the last
seven yards coming on an Eason to
Mike Martin aerial strike. On the day,
Eason completed 28 of 47 passes for 272
yards.
"TONY LOOKED like he was on,"
said White. "He made things happen.
He pulled us out of a couple of deep
holes."
In the third quarter the Wolverines'
Haji-Sheik put the Illini into one of those
holes by kicking field goals of 45 and 47
yards to put his team back up, 16-10.
"It was imperative we get something
on the board in the third quarter with
the wind behind us," said Schem-
bechler, noting the brisk wind his squad
had in its favor during the third stanza.
ON THE afternoon, Michigan's Ricks
rambled for 177 yards, but the Illini
outgained the Wolverines 515 to 354. But
despite all of Illinois' yardage, it could
only put 10 points on the board.
"That's the history of all passing
teams," said Schembechler. "The
ability to move between the 20's and not
get it in the end zone.
The Wolverines, meanwhile, weren't
capitalizing on their scoring chances at
an alarming rate either. Five times
Michigan had the ball in Illinois
territory only to come up empty.

AP Photo
Pittsburgh quarterback Dan Marino (13) is brought down by Notre Dame
defenders during the second quarter of yesterday's 31-16 Irish upset of
previously unbeaten Pitt.

Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK

Keith Bostic picks off a pass intended for Illinois' Mike Martin. The intercep-
tion halted a fourth quarter Illinois drive.

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Illini
stop
talking
after
'1M1' win

By BOB WOJNOWSKI
Special to the Daily
CHAMPAIGN- When Illinois tailback Dwight Beverly fell
under a wave of Michigan tacklers two yards short of victory
yesterday, the Fighting Illini and their record crowd finally
stopped talking.
They had been talking since last November, ;!hen
Michigan mauled Illinois, 70-21, in a game in which many
Illini observers felt the Wolverines had run up the score.
They had been talking about revenge. They had been talking
about pay-back. Oliver Williams, Illinois' fine receiver who
was bothered by back spasms in yesterday's game, was
quoted as saying the Illini would run up the score on
Michigan this time around. But yesterday, after Michigan
had won, 16-10, and all the fans had gone home, the Illini
stopped talking and the Wolverines started.
"THEIR PLAYERS and coaches were yelling at us the
whole game," said Michigan quarterback Steve Smith after
the game. "It was a hostile atmosphere-probably the most
hostile stadium I've played in.
"But we got the satisfaction of beating a team that wanted
to beat us so bad-the self-satisfaction of beating a team
that's telling you you're no good, you're lucky."
Indeed, the talking done on the field served only to intensify
an already outrageously emotional game.
"THEY'VE BEEN talking about this big revenge game,"
said Wolverine defensive back Jerry Burgei. "And I think

that's unsportsmanlike to be saying that. I didn't think we
ran it up (last year)."
While Illinois played any emotional edges it might have
had-including the raucous home crowd-to the hilt,
Michigan had an ace in the hole in the form of assistant head
coach and defensive coordinator Gary Moeller. Moeller
coached the Illini for three seasons before being un-
ceremoniously dumped after the 1979 season.
"It was a big thing for coach Moeller because he was fired
from here," said Smith. "And then they get down near the
goal line and we stop them. Coach Moeller is the defensive
coordinator so that's a big thing for him."
"HE WAS excited," reiterated linebacker Mike Boren. "It
was his defense which shut them down."
And after the defense had squashed the last Illini hopes and
handed Michigan its sixth win in a row, the Illinois players
talked to a slightly different tune.
"When you play a team that's going to' the Rose Bowl and
you go 90 yards and can't score, that's tough," said quarter-
back Tony Eason as he fought back tears in the Illinois
dressing room. "I was very confident (on the last play).
Their backs were up against the wall and they came up with a
big play."
"The hole was there (at first)," said Beverly, who found
that it quickly closed. "All the players from Michigan sort of
came around me shouting 'we won! we won!' "
And the Wolverines, gagged by head coach Bo Schem-
bechler about the game all season long, finally began to talk.

One for
MICH. ILL.
First Downs ...................... 21 34
Rushes-Yards..................44-224 45-243
Passing yards ..................... 130 272
Total Yards ....................... 354 515
Punts -........................... 4-30.8 3-33.0
Fumbles-lost ..................... 0-0 1-1
Penalties-yards .................. 5-40 7-93
Time of Possession ................ 24:02 35:58
SCORING
ILL.-Bass, 26-yd field goal
MICH-Carter, 40-yd pass from S. Smith (Haji-
Sheikh kick)
MICH-Haji-Sheikh, 30-yd field goal
ILL-Martin, 7-yd pass from Eason (Bass kick)
MICH-Haji-Sheikh, 45-yd field goal
MICH-Haji-Sheikh, 47-yd field goal
RUSHING

the Roses
Kyles ..................... 6
Brookins.................3
PASSING

37 6.2
4 2.7

Att/comp/int
S. Smith..................A18/6/0
Carter ..................... 1/0/0
ILLINOIS
Eason .................... 47/28/2
RECEIVING
No. Yds.
Carter..................... 5 125
Ricks ..................... 1 5

Yds TD
130 1
0 0
272 1

0
0

TD
1
0

ILLINOIS
Martin ................. 8
Brewster..............
W ilson .................... 3
Murphy ................... 3
Brookins .................. 2
Curtis.................. 2
Beverly...............
Williams .................. I
DeOliver .................. 1

7
3
3
2
2
1
1
1

81
69
41
27
11
19
11
7
6

1
a
0
0
0
0
0

MICHIGAN
Att.
Ricks .................... 31
S. Smith ................... 9
Carter..................... 2
Rice ................... 2
ILLINOIS

Yds.
177
24
17
6
57
57
42
42

Avg.
5.7
2.7
8.5
3
4.8
4.1
8.4
8.4

TD
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

RETURNS
MICHIGAN
Punts Kickoffs.
No/Yds No/Yds
Carter................. 1/18
S. Johnson ............. 1/18
Cooper .............
Bostic ..............
ILLINOIS
Martin ................ 1/4
2/42

Int'cept
No/Yds

Curtis..... .............
Beverly ...................
Rooks .....................
Eason.................

12
14
5
5

1/24
1/Q

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BIG TEN ROUNDUP:

Barb's Wire
By BARB BARKER

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Wildcat flea-flicker thwarts MSU

By JOE CHAPELLE
Special to the Daily
EAST LANSING - Northwestern
quarterback Sandy Schwab did it all
yesterday, throwing for a touchdown,
running for one and catching a pass for
another, as the Wildcats upset
Michigan State, 28-24.
"It was Schwab's reception on a flea-
flicker with only 22 seconds on the clock
that give Northwestern the surprise
victory.
With the Spartans leading 24-21, Sch-
wab engineered a Northwestern drive
that covered 61 yards in ten plays giving
the Wildcats the edge that they needed.
On third and goal from the seven, Sch-
wab handed off to Ricky Edwards - who
moved to the right while Schwab rolled
out into the left flat. Edwards then lob-
bed the ball to Schwab who literally
dove into the endzone from the three,
scoring the winning touchdown.
DOWN 17-6 at the half, the Wildcats
came back to take the lead 21-17 in the
third quarter. With the Northwestern
offense seemingly stalled, Schwab
compelted a 26 yard pass on fourth
down to Jon Harvey who was stopped at
the Spartan one yard line. Schwab then
took the ball in on a sneak.
On the next Wildcat possession with
first and 10 on the Michigan State 45,
Tim Cummings broke five tackles as he
whirled into the end zone. A North-
western two-point-conversion made the
score 21-17.
The Spartans drove again, briefly re-
taking the lead on a four-yard run by
Tony Ellis before the Wildcats won it on
Schwab's score.
Indiana 20, Wisconsin 17
MADISON (AP)- Sophomore Doug
Smith kicked a 42-yard field goal again-
st a stiff wind with four seconds to play,
lifting Indiana to a 20-17 victory over
Wisconsin yesterday.
Quarterback Babe Laufenberg
passed the Hoosiers into position for
Smith's winning kick after Wisconsin's
Kevin Rohde tied it at 17-17 with a 44-
yard field goal field goal with 1:15 to
play.

State to a 35-10 victory over Minnesota
in Big Ten Conference football.
Tomczak, the target of boos in Ohio
Stadium earlier this season, connected
on 10 of his first 11 passes and had 166
air yards by halftime. That helped the
Buckeyes into a 21-3 lead.
Tomczak started the Ohio State rout
by throwing 21 yards to tight end John
Frank for a touchdown with 46 seconds
left in the first quarter.
Purdue 16, Iowa 7
WEST LAFAYETTE (AP)- Fresh-
man Steve Griffin returned an Iowa
punt 71yards for a touchdown yester-
day, and Tim Clark added three field
goals as Purdue upset the Hawkeyes 16-
7.
The Boilermakers took a 6-0 lead on
Clark's first two field goals, each
coming after freshman Randy Fichtner
recovered Iowa fumbles in Hawkeye
territory.
Another Clark field goals opened a 9-0
advantage before Griffin's run, the first
punt returned, for a touchdown by a
Purdue player here in more than 10
years, and Clark's conversion kick put

Purdue up 16-0 at the half.
Iowa, which has defeated Purdue
only once in their last 22 meetings, got
its offense moving after taking the
second half kickoff.
The Hawkeyes converted once on a
fourth down situation and twice on third
down before scoring on a 5-yard pass
from quarterback Chuck Long to tight
end Kelly O'Brien. The big play of the
drive was a 27-yard run off left tackle
by Owen Gill.
Notre Dame 31,
Pittsburgh 16
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Joe Howard
caught a 54-yard touchdown pass from
Blair Kiel on a trick play and Allen
Pinkett shocked top-ranked Pitt with a
dazzling 76-yard touchdown run as
unranked Notre Dame rallied to upset
the previously unbeaten Panthers 31-16,
yesterday.
Pinkett's touchdown with 8:09 left to
play broke open the Irish upset. He also
ran seven yards for a Notre Dame
touchdown with 4:02 remaining.
The Fighting Irish, 6-1-1, atoned for

an earlier upset loss to Arizona and a tie
to Oregon as they cooled the Panthers'
hopes for the national college football
championship.
Eastern Michigan 9,
Kent St. 7
YPSILANTI (UPI) - Freshman Bob
Hirschmann kicked three field goals
Saturday to help Eastern Michigan
squeak by Mid-American Conference
foe Kent State 9-7 and end the nation's
longest collegiate losing streak at 27.
Two of Hirschmann's field goals - 21
and 23 yards - came in the second quar-
ter to lift Eastern to within one point of
Dent State at halftime, 7-6. His 29-
yarder in the third quarter was the lone
score of the second half.
With about a minute left to play. the
7,208 victory hungry Huron Fans began
pouring out onto the field to celebrate.
Eastern Michigan is now 1-8 on the
season and 1-6 in the MAC. Kent State -
which has now lost 11 straight - is
winlessin nine games this season, in-
cluding seven league contests.

Overeager Ilinit..
... own worst enemy.
THIS COULD HAVE been the year of the Illini. This could have been the
season they beat Michigan for the first time since 1963, but once again
Illinois fans found themselves choking down the bitter wine of defeat.
After Memorial Stadium's memorable minute which ended yesterday's
game, one had to wonder-why Michigan? Why not Illinois? It played well
enough, out gaining the Wolverines in total yardage, 515-354. However, one
might trace the answer to the conflicting attitudes which have characterized
the two teams throughout the 1982 season.
The contrasts are obvious. California golden boys versus midwestern con-
servatism. A passing fetish versus a traditional "three yards and a cloud of
dust." Boisterous pre-game enthusiasm versus quiet confidence.
' The dispute was inevitable: new versus old. And this time the old won.
This misplaced West Coast team broke the code of discipline which has
long been the backbone of Big Ten championship teams. And it paid for their
deviation in a painful last-minute loss.
All talk, no action
They talked too much. The Illini broke the vow of caution which marks Big
Ten Pre-game etiquette. Earlier this year, Illini wide receiver Oliver
Williams accused Michigan of running up the score in last year's 70-21 bout,
and predicted that the Illini would return the favor this year. They tried to
build the game into an arch-rival matchup, and every Michigan fan knows
that's a privilege reserved for Ohio State.
They played too rough. The Illini saw the yellow flag seven times for 93
yards. The Wolverines were called five times for a loss of 40. Illinois has
been penalized 85 times this season for 741 yards, while Michigan has a mere
34 black marks for 274 yards.
They got too involved on the sidelines. After the game, several Michigan
players said this was the most hostile stadium they had ever played in.
Michigan quarterback Steve Smith took offense at the jeering remarks emit-
ted from the Illini bench.
"When you're into the game you always want to say something," he said.
"But we're taught not to say things. The only person you see going wild on
our side was Bo. He kind of just does it for the whole team."
Confidence is good, but...
They became too successful too quickly. The Illini lack the experience
needed to come from behind and beat a good team as exemplified by their
four losses this season which have come against the top four teams they have
played (Michigan, Pittsburgh, Ohio State, and Iowa.)
They were too confident. Schembechler pointed to the Illni's newly

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