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outlook still rosy
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failed to threaten the remainder of the
game and the Buckeyes had their
second straight victory over Michigan
and their first at home since 1974.
"I feel very, very good right now,"
said OSU head coach Earle Bruce out-
side the jubilant Buckeye locker room.
"I feel our football team played about
as well as they can possibly play."
However, no measure of excellence
on the playing field yesterday would
have given Bruce and his players what
they wanted the most-the Big Ten
championship and the Rose Bowl bid.
Michigan wrapped up both last week
and will head to Pasadena with an 8-3
record (8-1, Big Ten). Ohio State, now 8-
3 (7-1, Big Ten), will face either
Brigham Young or New Mexico in the
Holiday Bowl in San Diego on Decem-
"THERE IS nothing we can do about
that," said Bruce. "We knew we had to
win them all and we did not do that. We
came up percentage points short."
The overflow crowd evidently felt that
the Buckeyes were more deserving of
the Rose Bowl bid as it began to chant,
"We're number one, we're number one,
just moments before rushing the field
and downing the south end zone goal
post with still five seconds to play.
However, No Michigan players were
willing to turn in their California
"We. represent the Big Ten in the
Rose Bowl," said linebacker Mike
Boren. "They lost to Wisconsin and we
beat Wisconsin. They said they could
beat Iowa but I don't know."
"We're just looking forward to the
Rose Bowl," said defensive back Jerry
Burgei. "It just makes us want to win it
The game started in a slow drizzle but
the Wolverine offense wasn't all wet
early in the contest. Michigan drove 72
years on its first possession only to see
Smith bobble the snap from center and
linebacker Curt Curtis recover on the
OSU eight-yard line.
After an Ohio State punt Michigan
drove again, this time for 52 yards and
a one-yard touchdown run by senior
tailback Lawrence Ricks. Ali Haji-
Sheikh's conversion made it, 7-0.
After the Buckeyes were forced to
punt again Smith threw the first of his
interceptions, this one picked off by
linebacker Rowland Tatum at the
Wolverine 29. The Buckeye offense
then finally began to move, and
fullback Vaughn Broadnax bulled his
way over right tackle on fourth-and-one
for six yards and a touchdown.
The following Michigan drive was
stopped at the OSU 22-yard line when
Smith again fumbled the snap from
"OUR quarterback Smith did not
play well today," said Schembechler.
"He had some good third-down conver-
sions but overall his performance was
"Our offense was streaky, but we
still should have been good enough to get
the ball in the end zone. Except for the
second quarter when Ohio State really
moved the football on us, our defense
really did not play too badly."
Indeed, the Buckeyes began to wear
down the Wolverine defense in the
second quarter. Tim Spencer, who led 4
all rushers on the day with 124 yards,
galloped 25 yards to put the ball at mid-
field. Quarterback Mike Tomczak then
guided the Buckeyes to theWolverine
nine where, on fourth-and-one, rroad-
nax picked up two yards and the first
down. Spencer eventually scored from
the two with 33 seconds left in the half to
put Ohio State up for the first time on
the afternoon, 14-7.
Michigan got its first big break early
in the third quarter when Tomczak was
sacked and fumbled the ball. Mike
Hammerstien recovered and the
Wolverines too over on their own 37.
Smith then directed Michigan's lone
second-half scoring drive and went the
final four yards himself on a fourth-
and-one. Haji-Sheihk's conversion tied
the game and set the stage for the last
wave of Michigan turnovers.
Inside linebacker Mike Boren leads a swarm of Wolverines around Ohio State's Vaughn Broadnax, but the 260-pound
fullback got the best of the Blue defenders yesterday by rushing for 66 yards and scoring a touchdown.
By RON POLLACK
Special to the Daily
COLUMBUS - With 35 secnds left in
Ohio State's 24-14 victory over
Michigan yesterday afternoon, the
cheer"We're number one, we're num-
ber one, we're number one.. ." rocked
All this.for a team which is going to
spend the post season playing in the
Holiday Bowl. The Ohio State fans felt
justified in making this appraisal,
given the fact that the Buckeyes and
Wolverines each have lost on Big Ten
game, with the Ohio-based team getting
the nod on head-to-head competition.
MICHIGAN, however, will represent
the conference because it played one
more Big Ten contest than did Ohio
State. The Wolverines' loss yesterday
dropped their conference record to 8-1.
The Buckeyes' Big Ten record is now 7-1
The only conference team that Ohio
State did not have on its sch
"Today was our Rose Bo
Buckeye linebacker Marcus M
led all Ohio State tacklers wit
our minds, we are the Big Ten
We feel we're co-champs. T
had nothing to play for but]
Buckeye head coach Earl B
admited to a sense of frustrat
going to the Rose Bowl bec
team did not have an oppor
S"WELL, IT'S kind of disapp
guess," he said. "I don't fe
myself. I feel bad for our
players. What the heck.,
nothing we can do about that.
we had to win them all and we
that. I wish they could have co
Baylor game as a league game
Such sorrow was greatlya
edule was by the Buckeyes' upset victory. "I feel
very, very good right now," said Bruce.
wl," said "I feel that our football team played
[arek who about as well as they can possibly play.
h 19. "In They gave great effort out there today.
champs. There's no doubt there was intensity in
Today we the hearts of the Ohio State football
pride and players. There was also lots of great
hitting. We played 60 minutes of foot-
3ruce also ball today.
ion at not While a game against Iowa could
cause his have catapulted the Buckeyes to
rtunity to theRose Bowl, a couple of Wolverine
players said they are not so sure that
pointing, I Ohio State would have beaten the
el bad for Hawkeyes should such a game have
r football taken place.
there is "WE PLAYED everyone in the
We knew league and lost once, just as they only
did not do lost one," said Michigan tight end Craig
)unted the Dunaway. "But who's to say what they
e.'' would have done against Iowa. Iowa is
alleviated a good team."
"We represent the Big Ten in the
Rose Bowl,' said Wolverine linebacker
Mike Boren who was involved in 18
tackles on the day. "They lost to
Wisconsin, we beat Wisconsin. They
say they could beat Iowa, but I don't
know because Iowa beat Illinois."
One Ohio State player who Dunaway
and Boren felt no compunction to
respond to, was tight end John Frank
who expressed his best wishes to
"Michigan is a good football team
and I hope they beat whoever they play
in the Rose Bowl," said Frank. "We
Down but not out
Rushing (att/yds) ..
Passing (net yards)....
Fumbles (No./lost) ....
MICHIGAN .........................7 0 7 0-14
OSU .......... ....................0 14 0 10-24
MICH-Ricks 1 yard run (Haji-Sheikh kick)
Ohio-Broadnax 6 yard run (Spangler kick)
Ohio-Spencer 2 yard run (Spangler kick)
MICH-S. Smith 4 yard run (Haji-Sheikh kick)
Ohio-Spencer 1 yard run (Spangler kick)
Ohio-Spangler FG 33 yards.
Tomczak ...... 1
Straight from the
By RON POLLACK
Marek 's, fan's taunts
quiet Wolverine players
COLUMBUS- Everything you wanted to know about a Michigan-
Ohio State football game:
4 Oh those dastardly turnovers. Michigan lost three fumbles and had three
passes intercepted yesterday. It was almost more than Wolverine head
coach Bo Schembechler could stand. "We just gave them the game," said a
distraught Schembechler. "We just handed it to them. We didn't lose the
game, we gave it away."
" In a position to empathize with poor ol' Bo is Michigan linebacker Mike
Boren who, like his befuddled coach, watched these frequent miscues with a
feeling of forlorn helplessness. "It is frustrating," said Boren. "But you
can't let it get you down. You just have to go out there and try to rise to the
occasion. Today, they capitalized on our turnovers."
e Michigan-Ohio State fan taunt number one-a Wolverine follower on a
sidewalk jammed with hordes of Buckeye fans was heard to gloat, "Excuse
me, Big Ten champions coming through."
* The "they knew it was coming, but still fell for it" award goes to the
Michigan offense. The Wolverines, in scouting Ohio State, found out that
Buckeye linebacker Marcus Marek likes to shout out opposing team's
signals prior to the snap of the ball in key situations. So, when Michigan had
the ball at the Ohio State eight-yard line on the first offensive series of the
game, Marek called out the signal and the ball was hiked clear over quarter-
back Steve Smith's right shoulder. In no major surprise, Schembechler was
a bit irked by Marek's action. "I am upset because Ohio State's linebacker
was permitted to jam our quarterback's count which upsets our rhythm and
timing. We knew about it before the game, because I had seen it on film. I
mentioned it to the officials before the game and at halftime, but no decision
was taken. It is definitely a violation of the rules and the penalty should have
been for unsportsmanlike conduct.
+ Would the Wolverines ever make use of such a tactic? "No," said Smith.
"It's against the rules and we play clean. Win or lose, we play clean."
" Michigan-Ohio State fan taunt number two-After yesterday's game a
scarlet-and-gray clad Buckeye fan shouted for all to hear, "They should
change the name of the Rose Bowl to the loser's bowl after today's game."
* Michigan-Ohio State fan taunt number three-a Michigan follower,
responding to this idea said, "Well, at least we're going to the Rose Bowl."
* Ohio State's Marek called yesterday's game his team's Rose Bowl since
the Buckeyes were eliminated from Pasadena contention last week. Not to
be outdone, the Wolverines' Craig Dunaway said, "The loss has a bitter taste
now because Ohio State is as big as the Rose Bowl could be. Ohio State is the
game you come to Michigan to play in."
* But while the Wolverines lost their annual blood-bath against the
Buckeyes, a number of their players felt no need to apologize for their going
to the Rose Bowl. "We shouldn't have any bad feelings," said strong safety
Keith Bostic. "We're the champions of this conference." Said Smith: "You
lose and you're upset, but we're the Big Ten champions and are going to the
- Michigan-Ohio State fan taunt number four-An Ohio State partisan said
to his friend from Michigan, on Friday night, "Let's get some Wolverine
meat to eat.. . Chicken."
* There was a new look Anthony Carter in this weekend's game. On one
play, Carter lined up in the running back slot. From this formation he swung
cou d esenziaai epa
Michigan it's a successful season."
Rose Bowl or not.
BIG TEN R OUNDUP:
Smith gains real estate, but to no avail, as Michigan loses to Ohio State, 24-14
in the final game of the regular season.
EAST LANSING (UPI) - Sophomore Bobby Stoops k
running back Owen Gill scored three comeback hopes,
touchdowns and Iowa's defense shut Yarema pass with
down Michigan State to let the go.
Hawkeyes bury the Spartans 24-18 in a Iaiaa I 3,
Big Ten game yesterday and probablyI
clinch a Peach Bowl berth. WEST LAFAYE
The win boosted Iowa to 6-2 in the Big turned two Purdu
Ten and 7-4 overall while Michigan first-half touch
State, playing its last game under fired Howard, then held
coach Muddy Waters, dropped to 2-7 in at the Hoosiers'
the conference and 2-9 overall. closing seconds y
GILL'S SECOND touchdown topped 13-7 victory.
a 70-yard Hawkeye drive highlighted by The Boilermake
a 29-yard reception by freshman run- Indiana defense
ning back Ronnie Harmon who danced halftime, averted
his way along the sidelines to the 10. yard touchdown p
Tony Ellis made it close near the end Scott Campbell to
of the game, running into the end zone
from two yards out after Michigan
State had recovered an Iowa fumble
and a pass interference call put the ball
at the two.
Ralf Mojsiejenko ran for two points,
the Spartans final tally of the season.
. . Yesterday marked the first time
that Ohio State scored a touchdown at .T
home against Michigan since 1972.
Yesterday was the first time since
1977 that the home team won the
Michigan-Ohio State game. Michigan MICHIGAN
beat Ohio State, 14-6, that year. Ohio State ..
. . . Michigan tight end Craig Iowa .......
Dunaway: "I feel really down right i Illinois .....
illed Michigan State's
intercepting a Dave
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ETTE (AP)-- Indiana
e errors into a pair of
hdowns by Bobby
d off the Boilermakers
1-yard line in the
esterday to preserve a
ers, dominated by the
and trailing 13-0 at
d the shutout on a 77-
ass from quarterback
Cliff Benson with 9:34
left in the game. Purdue's final drive
started six minutes later, moving to the
Indiana 33 with under two minutes to
CAMPBELL, who finished with 274
yards passing, hit Joe Linville on a 14-
yarder and Benson for 9 and 13 yards
after an offside penalty to give Purdue
second down at the Indiana 1 with 28
Campbell dropped back for a do-or-
die pass on the game's final play, and
he was sacked for an 11-yard loss by
Mark Sutor as the game ended.
Wisconsin 24, Minnesota 0
MADISON (AP)- Quarterback Ran-
dy Wright plunged for one second half
touchdown and passed 28 yards to Jeff
Nault for another score, leading
Wisconsin to a 24-0 Big Ten college
football victory over Minnesota yester-
Tailback Troy King rushed 32 times'
for 132 yards for Wisconsin, which
finished its regular season 6-5 overall
and 5-4 in the Big Ten. Wisconsin was
expecting a bid to the Independence
Bowl after the game.
The Badgers, who led 3-0 at halftime
after a 29-yard field goal by Kevin Roh-
de, broke open the game by taking the
second half kickoff and marching 59
yards in 11 plays.
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