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Cnd helped the Boilermakers hand
ichigan six scores from turnovers.
"I think Campbell has been throwing
smart all year and what he did today
was make two bad throws which
resulted in interceptions," said Purdue
head coach Leon Burtnett. "The record
is one he is very proud of and I am sure
the football team is proud of it as well.
Michigan's first-possession score was
set -up similarly to their Minnesota
scoring drive two weeks ago with five
Sconsecutive Ricks rushing drives to set
the Wolverines on the fifty. Junior
quarterback Steve Smith lofted a 48-
yard pass to Carter who ran the ball in
for a touchdown. Michigan place
kicker Ali Haji-Sheikh made the extra
point, and the Wolverines took a lead
which they would never relinquish.
The Wolverines scored again on their
second possession on a drive lead by
Ricks and a 13yard gain by Carter.
Ricks drove the ball through the center
&for four yards and a Michigan touch-
down. Haji-Sheikh was good on the kick
and the Wolverines ended the fourth
quarter with 14-0 lead.
Haji-Sheikh set a new all-time
Michigan record for season field goals
with his 12th three-pointer of the year
on the Wolverine's third possession, set
up by a Boilermaker fumble on the
Purdue 32. The 6-0, 172-pound senior
booted a 26-yard field goal from the 16
as Michigan fans changed "Ali, Ali."
"To me that's the greatest tribute
any athlete can have when fan's
recognize you like that," said Haji-
Purdue tightened the Wolverine lead
to 17-7 on a fourth possession of the
game which moved 82 yards in 12 plays.
Running back Mel Gray ran the ball in
over the right guard, and place kicker
Tim Clark was good on the conversion.
Smith's pass to Carter was intercep-
ted by Boilermaker inside linebacker
Tim Anderson on the Purdue 35-yard
line, but the Wolverines immediately
regained possession when Michigan in-
side linebacker Paul Girgash recovered
a Rodney Carter fumble on the Purdue
Steve Smith forced in for the touch-
down, but Rich Hewlett bobbled the
snap, no conversion attempt was made
and the.Wolverines took a 23-7 lead.
Ricks notched his second touchdown
of the game late in the second half, af-
ter Keith Bostic jumped on a Boiler-
maker fumble at the Purdue 32. The
tailback jumped over the right tackle
for one yard and a score. Smith passed
to Carter for 2 extra points, and
Michigan left for the lockerroom with
a 31-7 lead.
Early in the third quarter, a maize
-and-blue flag bearing a single cham-
pionship rose flew over the stadium, but
the Wolverines played the third quarter
uninspiringly, and neither team was
able to cross the goal line until Purdue
broke the scoring silence on a Campbell
pass to tight end Cliff Benson early in
the fourth quarter. Clark's conversion
lessened Michigan's lead to 31-14.
The Wolverines capitalized on their
next two possessions. Running back
Kerry Smith scored on a one-yard run
off the right tackle. Carter gained con-
trol of a 13-yard Smith pass at the Pur-
due 20-yard-line and carried it into the
Rick Brunner snagged a Campbell 12-
yard touchdown pass and Clark kicked
the extra point to narrow the
Wolverine's edge to 45-21 and complete
the Purdue scoring drive.
Freshman fullback Eddie Garrett
ran six yards up the middle with 2:07
left on the clock to complete the scoring
and insure the Pasadena trip.
Wolverine offensive tackle Rich
Strenger summed up the team's
feelings after the game by saying, "The
best thing is we're going to the Rose
Bowl and not the Bluebonnet."
Big Ten Standings
Michigan State* ....
Smelling like a rose
First Downs .......
Rushing (att/yds) .
Passing Net Yards.
Fumbles (No/lost) .
Michigan....................14 17 0 21 52
Purdue .......................... 7 7 0 14 21
MICH-Carter, 48-yd pass from S. Smith (Haji-
MIC k)-Ricks, 4-yd run (Haji-Sheikh kick)
MICH-Haji-Sheikh, 26-yd FG
'PUR-. Gray, 1-yd run (Clark kick)
MICH-S. Smith, 1-yd run (PAT by team failed)
MICH-Ricks,1-yd run (Smith to Carter pass con-
P UR-Benson, 4-yd pass from Campbell (Clark
MICH-K. Smith, 1-yd run (Haji-Sheikh kick)
MICH-Carter, 62-yd pass from S. Smith (Haji-
PUR-Brunner, 12-yd pass from Campbell (Clark
MICH-Garrett, 6-yd run (Haji-Sheikh kick)
S. Smith........... 13/9/1
331 1 Carter.........
Michigan tailback Lawrence Ricks carries the ball during yesterday's victory
over Purdue. He carried 31 times in all for 196 yards.
Seniors bid farewell
Ricks ............. 31 196
K. Smith........... 11 92
Mercer ............ 4 18
Garrett ............ 1 6
S.Smith........... 3 4
Rice ............... 1 -1
Off the Record.
By BOB WOJNO WSKI
.. ,thanks for the memories
T HEY STOOD and they cheered and they chanted his name and the noise
in cavernous old Michigan Stadium was enough to awaken the echoes of
glories past, as one of Michigan's most beloved sons took his final bows.
On a day that was clearly his, little Anthony Carter forever imbedded his
image in the hearts and minds of the thousands who attended yesterday's
battle and the millions who had attended before. He caught touchdown
passes of 48 and 62 yards and tacked on a two-point conversion which made
him Michigan's all-time leading scorer, passing the legendary Tom Har-
"What can I say?" said head coach Bo Schembechler after the game when
. asked about Carter. "He's the greatest football player we've ever had. Geez,
what can I say? He's unbelievable."
Bowing out with style
The final touchdown-the 62-yarder-was the thing of which legends are
made. He leaped for a tipped pass at the Purdue 20, bobbled it once at the 15,
and then gathered it in and danced into the end zone with the final piece of
brilliance that the Wolverine fans would ever witness. And so Carter closed
out his home crowd career the way he began it barely three years before,
when he took the ball 78 yards for a touchdown the first time he laid hands on
The fans came yesterday to see Michigan clinch the Big Ten championship
to be sure, but they came also to bid farewell to the man who had wowed
them for four years and 46 straight games. And they unfurled the sign-
"Thanks for the memories #1"-long before the man they call A.C. had
finished etching them.
Ah yes, the memories flutter in and out like so many snippets from a
... Carter catching the ball in stride at the Indiana 20-yard line and skit-
tering into the Hoosier end zone with no time remaining to give Michigan a
... Carter making an incredible one-handed, leaping, off-balance, 23-yard
catch for a touchdown against Minnesota two years ago.
... Carter streaking under a 71-yard bomb from quarterback Steve Smith
in Michigan's 25-7 win over Notre Dame last year.
... Carter fielding an Irish punt on his own 28 and weaving 72 yards vir-
tually untouched for a touchdown earlier this year.
A standard of excellence
It is those memories and so many, many more that flashed through so
many minds yesterday, and it is those memories that will remain long after
the darting flanker from Riviera Beach, Fla. has left. He leaves behind a .
legacy that will serve as the standard by which all future receivers will be
judged. He leaves behind a shattered record book and takes with him more
team, Big Ten and NCAA marks than most would care to count.
"Anthony Carter is the most dominant player I have eve." seen at the wide
receiver position," said Purdue head coach Leon Burnett, and he simply
dominated the entire game."
. Indeed, though Lawrence Ricks rambled for 196 yards yesterday, it was
Carter who shone the brightest. It was Carter who made the big play to put
Michigan ahead and it was a replay of so many games already played, so
many catches already made. He made it look effortless as he had so many
times before and by now the fans can no longer be shocked by what this man
By RON POLLACK
The Michigan Stadium scoreboard shone brightly
for all to see on an otherwise gray, overcast after-
noon: 0:00 and Michigan 52, Purdue 21. The
Wolverines had clinched a berth in the Rose Bowl and
many of the 105,281 fans in attendance spilled onto
the field in a frenzied fit of euphoria. The jubilant
Wolverine players partook in the celebration, poun-
ding upon each others hefty shoulders with enough
force to harm most men, while an incessant chant of
"Rose Bowl, Rose Bowl" cascaded down from the
But amidst these joyous exultations, Michigan's
senior players felt a shiver travel down their spines
as they realized with remorse and a touch of sadness
that they had just played in their last game ever at
"I FEEL REALLY sad," said strong safety Keith
Bostic, who grew up in Ann Arbor. "I might not show
it because I hold things in, but it hurts to not be able to
play in this stadium any more after having played in
it as a child. I guess I have to take a big step for-
"Sure there's some sadness," echoed tight end
Craig Dunaway. "Even if you go into the pros, you'll
never play in front of this many people who are for
you. It's a great atmosphere here in Ann Arbor."
Of all the Wolverine seniors, none left Michigan
Stadium in finer fashion than tailback Lawrence
Ricks. The 5-10, 195-pound running back darted
through gaping holes all afternoon, finishing his
home-field finale with a career-high 196 yards on 31
BUT NOT EVEN these august numbers could
prevent a few somber thoughts from settling into the
mind of this mighty mite.
"This being my last hurrah and my last time in the
big house with a blue (home) jersey on, I got a little
teary-eyed when they announced my name over the
loudspeaker," said Ricks. "You couldn't ask for
more in a day than we got today."
Having finished the final home game of their
collective college careers, the Michigan seniors took
note of what they will miss most about their Saturday
afternoons spent at Michigan Stadium these past few
years. The players were able to come up with a
deluge of answers-100,000 plus to be more specific.
"IT'S SOMETHING else when there's 100,000
people out there; it's an amazing feeling," said
Dunaway. "When you run on to the field and jump up
and touch the Michigan banner it's an emotional
Even a player like cornerback Marion Body, who
takes an all-business attitude on the field and
generally has no time for such trivialities as fan an-
tics, took note of the people who squeeze into the
Wolverines' mammoth stadium.
"For the first time, I honestly noticed the fans,"
said Body who picked off his first pass of the season
yesterday. "I was looking into the stands today to see
what I'll be missing when I leave. Normally I just
play the game and pay no attention to that. But I'll
miss the fans."
IN SPITE OF the heavy-heartedness which the
players felt as they walked out of Michigan Stadium
for the last time, they were not a dejected, joyless
group of players. Having fought back the tears
welling up in their eyes, they proceeded to rejoice
over the Big Ten championship just won.
"It means a lot to me," said Bostic. "I've been in
Ann Arbor my whole life, 21 years. It's just an excep-
tional day, one I'll never forget. This is a great vic-
tory and we can-go on to the Rose Bowl. But first we
have to beat Ohio State next week, because it's just
such a great rivalry."
"I just wanted to run hard," said Ricks, "because
this is something you always think of-winning a Big
JUST AS THE seniors thought of the fans during
their melancholy state, they mentioned Michigan's
followers when they basked in the glow of their vic-
"I think one of the greatest things a team can do for
its fans is to win a Big Ten championship at home,"
said kicker Ali Haji-Sheikh who set a Michigan
record for most field goals in a season with a 26-
The fans returned the favor yesterday, by chanting
Haji-Sheikh's name in unison prior to the senior's
kickoffs. "That felt really good," said Haji-Sheikh.:"I
think that is one of the greatest tributes the fans can
give an athlete is that recognition. It felt great."
OSU holds off Wildcats, 40-28
EVANSTON. SAP) - Tailback
Jim Spencer carried 26 times for 190
yards, including a 16-yard touchdown
burst on Ohio State's final scoring drive
yesterday, to lift the Buckeyes to a 40-28
win over Northwestern.
Five different Ohio State players
scored touchdowns, but the Buckeyes
needed all of them to offset a brilliant
passing performance by North-
western's freshman quarterback Sandy
SCHWAB connected on 27 of 43 attem-
tps for 393 yards and three touchdowns,
breaking two NCAA freshman marks
held by Mark Herrmann for total offen-
se and passing yardage in a single
Schwab's 14 TD passes were a single-
season and career record for a North-
Six of the passes went to John Harvey
for 160 yards, including an 80-yard
The Buckeyes didn't put the game out
of reach until Orlando Lowry sacked
Schwab and forced a fumble at the Ohio
State 11 late in the fourth quarter.
Illinois 48, Indiana 7
BLOOMINGTON (AP) - Quarter-
back Tony Eason threw for 200 yards,
including three touchdown passes
during a three-minute burst in the first
quarter, to launch Illinois to a 48-7 Big
Ten football victory yesterday over In-
Mitchell Brookins also scored three
times, including once on a 14-yard pass
from Eason and twice on 1-yard dives,
as the Illini finished their season with a
6-3 Big Ten record and a 7-4 overall
The Indiana touchdown came on a 3-
yard pass from backup quarterback
Cam Cameron to Scott McNabb in the
game's closing minutes.
The Illini were held in check on their
first possession but scored the next
three times they had the ball with help
from two Indiana penalties and a pass
Iowa 28, Wisconsin 14
IOWA CITY (AP) - Tailback Owen
Gill ran for 157 yards and two touch-
downs as Iowa, aided by a school record
six interceptions, defeated Wisconsin
28-14 in Big Ten college football yester-
The victory pushed the Hawkeyes to
6-4 overall and 5-2 in the league,
guaranteeing them their second
straight winning season heading into
next week's finale at Michigan State.
Wisconsin dropped to 5-5 and 4-4 with
a home game against Minnesota
coming up Saturday.
Gill scored on runs of 1 and 44 yards,
and quarterback Chuck Long had two 1-
yard scores for Iowa.
Wisconsin tailback Troy King scored
on an 80-yard gallop on the first play of
the game, and quarterback Randy
Wright connected with flanker Al Toon
for the Badgers' only other score.
Wright completed 21 of 40 passes for
278 yards but was intercepted five
times including two that Iowa conver-
ted to touchdowns.
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