Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Sunday, October 9, 19&3
Fired up Blue gains Bo's 100th
By CHUCK JAFFE
EAST LANSING - Michigan 42, Michigan State 0.
Bo Schembechler 100, George Perles 0.
The dean of Big Teh coaches won his' 100th con-
ference football game yesterday, trounced the Big
Ten's newest coach in the process, and took the whole
afternoon in stride.
SCHEMBECHLER BECAME the third coach to
win 100 conference games and accomplished the feat
in just his 15th season as head coach.
Former Ohio State Coach Woody Hayes, the all-
time leader with 152 wins, needed 21 years to hit the
century mark, while former University of Chicago
coach Amos Alonzo Stagg didn't win his 100th until his
32nd year in the conference.
"This just makes me feel old," said Schembechler.
"Comparing me with Woody Hayes and Stagg; now
that is some old company."
But the significance of the win was not lost on the
Michigan players, who wanted to give Bo number 100-
in his first attempt.
"WE WANTED to get Bo's 100th victory in the Big
Ten and that added a little more incentive to the
game," said Michigan linebacker Mike Reinhold.
"This game was important because it was Michigan
State, but it was also important for us to win it for
"Bo was ready for it, and he got us ready for it and
we played well," said quarterback Steve Smith. "We
carried Bo off the field at the end of the game and we
were really excited about his getting 100 wins."
But Schembechler said he did not play up his oppor-
tunity for personal gain while preparing for the
game. Instead, he concentrated on the bragging
rights of Michigan and the rivalry generated by the
arrival of new Spartan coach Perles.
MICHIGAN responded by playing classic, picture-
perfect, Schembechler-style football, rolling up 292
yards rushing and 149 more passing. It was textbook
Bo - using short, safe passes to keep the defense
honest, and utilizing outstanding blocking to free his
platoon of running backs.
"These kids are very proud of Michigan and-its
football tradition," said Schembechler. "They saw
the challenge today they accepted it, and I am proud
Tailback Kerry Smith added, "Bo wanted this one
real bad. His attitude coming in was that we are not
the same Michigan team that we had been in the past.
We proved today that we can be that same kind of
"We were sky high for this game. To tell you the
truth I didn't know that it would be Bo's 100th until af-
ter the game. But that sure is nice.
Same old State, by George
MICHIGAN ..................... 9 16 3 14-42
Michigan State .................. 0 0 0 0- 0
MICH-Carthens 23-yard pass from S. Smith
(Bergeron kick failed)
MICH-Bergeron 38-yard field goal,
MICH-Rice 1-yard run (Bergeron kick)
MICH-8-yard run (Bergeron kick failed)
MICH-Bergeron 41-yard field goal
MICH-Bergeron 23-yard field goal
MICH-S. Smith 3-yard run (Bergeron kick)
MICH-Logue 2-yard run (Bergeron kick)
First Downs................ 24 7
Rushing (Att/Yds)......... 67-277 22-26.
Passing Net Yards......... 149 85
Passing (Att/Comp/Int)... 11-170 13-21-2
Total Yards................426 111
Fumbles (No/Lost)......... 1-1 1-1
S. Smith ........
S. Smith.............. 16 11
D. Hall.............. 1 0
Brown............... 21 13
2 85 0
A jubilant Bo Schembechler is carried off the field by his players after
yesterday's 42-0 shellacking of Michigan State. The victory was Schem-
bechler's 100th in Big Ten action.
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26 of those yards. The defense fared no
better, yielding the 426 yards to the
high-powered Wolverine offense that
seemed to move the ball at will.
"We got whipped fair and square,"
said Perles. "We got beat by a better
football team. We got beaten at home.
We got beaten by the rules. It's bad for
the players, the university, and
everybody connected with it. I don't
nake any excuses. If anybody wants to
point fingers, point them at George."
AFTER THE -GAME, Schembechler
said that despite Perles' challenging
statements, he did not want to em-
barrass the coach.
"I didn't try to embarrass (Perles) at
all," said Bo. "We didn't do much in the
second half and once our defense
became dominant, we could substitute
"I was surprised at the way we won
the game. We got on top early and con-
trolled the game. This one was really
important to us because in the back of
our minds we were still naive enough to
think we could win the championship,"
added Bo with a grin.
STEVE SMITH, who enjoyed one of
his best days by hitting on 11 of 16 at-
tempts for 149 yards, also expected a
"I figured on a tighter game," said
the senior quarterback who became
Michigan's all-time leader in pass
completions with 258, breaking Rick
Leach's mark of 250. "I anticipated a
tighter game, but sometimes this kind
of thing hapens. Things seemed to fall
our way early. (State) played hard the
whole game, but things just kept
working for us."
One of the reasons things kept
working so well for the Wolverines was
the inspired play of the defense. After a
miserable outing last week against In-
diana, the defense got tough and stop-
ped State. Besides the Spartans anemic
yardage output, they could only
manage seven first downs, only got in-
side Michigan territory once, fumbled a
punt away and spent most of the day
lining up in punt formation to kick to
Brown, who started the season as the
Spartans' third-string quarterback and
is now starting because of injuries to
Dave Yarema and Rick Kolb, com-
pleted 13 of 21 passes for only 86 yards
and had Wolverines chasing him all
day. He was sacked four times for 25
"IMAGINE THE enormous pressure
(Brown) was under in a game of this
caliber," said Schembechler. "It
behooved us if we could keep him from
getting the ball to (wide receiver
Daryl) Turner and take away their
deep threat. We put a little more
pressure on (Brown) and did stunt a lit-
tle bit to get after him."
The team's feelings for the game
were summed up by Kerry Smith.
"I'd say we were pretty sky high for
this one," said the senior tailback who
rushed for 52 yards. "Bo wanted it bad
and we wanted it bad."
Unfortunately for Perles, he had to
learn the hard way what happens when
Bo and his boys want to win a game
badly. He also learned that the only
place one gets his socks knocked off is
on the field.
And after yesterday's game, Perles is
probably still at the stadium looking for
Michigan State ..
Daily Photo by JEFF
Michigan linebacker Tom Hassel tackles MSU's Aaron Roberts.
Northwestern at MICHIGAN
Michigan State at Indiana
Purdue at Iowa
Ohio State at Illinois
Wisconsin at Minnesota
Penn St. 34, Alabama 28
Georgia 38, Mississippi 11
Nebraska 14, Oklahoma St. 10
Southern Cal 38, Washington St.-17
UCLA 39, Stanford 21
Brigham Young 41, Wyoming 10
Missouri 59, Colorado 20
Oregon 24, California 17
Pittsburgh 17, Florida St. 16
Clemson 42, Virginia 21
Air Force 44, Navy 17
Florida 29, Vanderbilt 10
Georgia Tech 20, N. Carolina St. 10
By CHUCK JAFFE
Even in East Lansing they
want to be Wolverines
T HERE WERE 10 players on the field, the ball.was snapped, and the
quarterback rolled out to his right.
"I'm Steve Smith; I'm Steve Smith," he yelled as he threw a touchdown
pass to a wide-open reciever in the end zone.
Not even the youngsters of East Lansing, who used Spartan Stadium as a
playground after the game, wanted to play for Milhigan State yesterday.
Even some of the real Spartans were probably unsure of whether or not
they wanted to play for Michigan State yesterday. Or possibly ever again.
The Wolverines crushed MSU and walked all over first-year coach George
Perles' precious pride and recruiting program, and entrenched both of his
green-and-white feet firmly into his mouth.
The better team in the state of Michigan is Michigan - plain and simple,
and as easy to understand as the zero that comprised the Spartans' part of
the 42-0 final score.
"It's bad for the players, the university and everybody connected with it,"
Perles said after the game. "I don't make excuses. If anybody wants to point
fingers, point them at George."
Certainly, Michigan fans will be pointing at George now that the game is
over. Throughout the summer and fall, Perles spouted off about the MSU
program and its improvement. And after the Spartans upset Notre Dame a
month ago, he quickly pointed to the Michigan game.
Michigan players and coaches took each word with a grain of salt,
however, and prepared for the game without pomp. Yesterday afternoon,
there was no need for words. The Spartans were defenseless; open to both the
Wolverine attack and fan disillusionment with their program.
The Spartans hare improved, but they still looked terrible, and as the
players walked off the field, there was no doubt about which, team dominated
'this game from the pre-season practice field to the post-game interviews.
The Spartans prepared with crass; Michigan won with class. No finger-
pointing, no waving and shouting about who controls the state. That was
saved for the locker room and privacy.
"It was easy to prepare for Michigan State, because all last year and this
summer they were talking," said Michigan defensive back Evan Cooper.
"We heard stuff like 'Who is the rea/team in Michigan?,' and 'Our coach is
going to do this and that.' That made it easy for us to get up for the game."
Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Michigan fullback Dan Rice heads for daylight in second quarter action.
BUCKE YE RE TURNS LEAD TO VIC TOR Y:
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COLUMBUS (AP) - Garcia Lane returned punts
71 and 63 yards for touchdowns yesterday, leading
sixth-ranked Ohio State to a 33-22 win over Purdue.
The victory played before Fiesta Bowl scouts and
89,384 fans, kept the Buckeyes in the Big Ten title
chase with a 2-1 record. Purdue suffered its first
league defeat and fell to 1-1-1 record. Ohio State is 4-
1 overall and Purdue 1-3-1.
LANE'S PUNT returns broke open a close game in
the third quarter. The heavily favored Buckeyes led
12-7 at halftime before Lane, a senior cornerback
from Youngstown, Ohio, lifted Ohio State out of
His first punt return of 63 yards gave the Buckeyes
Indiana 38, Minnesota 31
BLOOMINGTON (UPI) - Indiana Coach Sam Wyche
admits his Hoosiers let Minnesota back into their Big
Ten football game yesterday, although Indiana
managed to come away with a 38-31 victory. -
Indiana led, 38-17, with 11:30 left in the game,
following Steve Bradley's fourth touchdown pass of
the day. But Minnesota came back with two late
touchdowns to pull within seven points and had two
more possessions to try and score again.
"I WISH I had that euphoric feeling you're sup-
posed to have after you win, but I don't" said Wyche,
who took Bradley out of the game for one series after
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another yesterday as the No. 15-ranked Iowa
Hawkeyes defeated Northwestern 61-21.
Iowa set a Big Ten conference record with 713 total
yards offense. Michigan State set the old record -in
1971 with 698 yards against Purdue.
Long put on a clinic completing 23 of 33 attempts for
420 yards before being taken out with 11 minutes left
in the game. He broke his own school record of 344
yards set two weeks ago against Ohio State and he
moves into second place on the Hawkeyes' all-time
passing yard list.
Long now has 3,161 yards in his career, passing
Larry Lawrence who finished with 2,987 yards. Long
still trails Gary Snook 3,738.
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