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"I COULD HAVE run better in the first half, but I
think I had the wrong shoes on," Rogers said. "We
hadn't heard if the turf was wet or dry, so I wore my
dry shoes and it cost me."
The Wolverines played the second half as if the en-
tire team was wearing the wrong shoes, according to
Schembechler. After Smith passed to Rice for a two-
yard touchdown, the Wolverines spent the rest of the
afternoon trading mistakes and punts with the Wild-
"The defense played well and the offense didn't,"
Schembechler said. "No big plays and no passing
game. In the second half we didn't block well, and we
didn't play well in general."
"(SCHEMBECHLER) SAID he thought the offense
lost a little of its incentive and didn't go out to kill
them in the second half," added Rogers. "I think that
when you're ahead 35-0 you tend to let up a little, and I
guess that is what happened today."
"I think we looked dead in the second half," added
offensive captain Stefan Humphries.
Northwestern was even more dead, however, as it
failed to move against Michigan's second and third-
string defensive units, and suffered its fourth shutout
in six games this season. Michigan's reserve offen-
sive units sputtered as well. ,
IN ALL, MICHIGAN used 62 players-31 offense, 27
on defense and four on special teams-and the second
half featured the debuts of running backs Thomas
Wilcher and Gerald White. Both had missed the early
season with injuries, and got a chance to carry the
ball late in the game against Northwestern, with
White gaining 29 yards on nine carries.
"We got to look at a lot of players and give some of
them game experience," Schembechler said.
"We played a very good team today," said North-
western coach Green, who saw his teams overall
record fall to 1-5. "It's a better Michigan team than
in the past because of experience and athletic ability
"I DON'T FEEL that we blew them out," added
Michigan receiver Vince Bean, who caught three
passes for 37 yards. "We could have been better."
Schembechler said that the Wolverines will have to
be better next week when they face Iowa in a
nationally-televised game that will go far toward
determining the conference champ.
"We've played six games, but realistically we
haven't played a contender," Schembechler said.
"We don't really know how we will do against a con-
"WE'RE ALL getting ready for Iowa," added
Rogers. "We know how important it is going to be,
and I think we will be ready for them next week."
Eight days ago, the Hawkeyes crushed North-
western 61-21, and set a Big Ten record for total of-
fense in a game during the contest. Bean, however,
said that a comparison of the two teams' respective
performances against the Wildcats is not indicative
of the caliber of football Michigan is capable of
When push comes to shove and we have to get it
done, we can do the job," Bean said. "I think we
know that, so any let down today doesn't really worry
Northwestern ................... 0 0
MICHIGAN .....................14 14
Total Yards ........
0- 0 Fumbles (No/Lost)
4--35 punts (No/Avg)....
Schwab............ 13 0
Edwards........... 9 15
Cummings......... 2 2
Robertson.......... 1 14
MICH.-Rogers 2-yard run (Bergeron kick)
MICH.-S. Smith 1-yard run (Bergeron kick)
MICH.-S. Smith 1-yard run (Bergeron kick)
MICH.-Rogers19-yard run (Bergeron kick)
MICH.-Rice 2-yard pass from S. Smith (Bergeron
Bean ...................... 3 37
K. Smith .................. 2 14
Nelson .....................1 20
Markray .................. 1 17
Rogers .................... 1 11
Carthens ..,............... 1 10
Rice ........................ 1 2
First downs .......
Passing Net Yards .
Att Yds Avg.
20 124 6.3
10 58 5.8
9 49 5.4
9 29 3.2
6 24 4.0
5 15 3.0
2 6 3.0
4 0 0.0
1 -2 -2.0
1 -5 -5.0
Att. Comp. Int. Y
S. Smith.............. 12 7 0
Hall ................. 7 3 1
Harbaugh ........... 1 0 0
Schwab.............. 20 10 1
48 0 Harvey-.................
Daily Phqto by BRIAN MASCK
Quarterback Steve Smith is about to hand off to tailback Rick Rogers. The
two paced the Michigan running attack in the 35-0 whitewash of North-
western yesterday by combining for 208 yards. Rogers had 126 and Smith
Mallory rises to stabilize linebackers
By RON POLLACK
Mike Mallory is the Rock of Gibralter of'
Playing at a position that has been a
magnet for injuries, the junior inside
linebacker has escaped the carnage in
good health. He has helplessly seen inside
linebacking mates Mike Boren, Mike
Reinhold, Tim Anderson, Phil Lewan-
dowski, Andy Moeller and John Balourdas
stricken down by an assortment of injuries
that boggles the imagination.
"IT'S KIND OF A joke with us, who's
going to go down next," said Mallory who
leads the team in tackles with 45.
But with Michigan's inside linebackers
going down like flies, Mallory hasn't had
much time for laughing matters. When
fellow starting inside linebacker Mike
Boren's season came to an abrupt halt
because of a knee injury earlier this year,
the defensive play-calling responsibilities
were heaped on Mallory's shoulders.
H has responded in fine fashion.
"WHAT HE'S DOING IS something we
preach," said Milan Vooletich, Michigan's
linebacker coach. "He's improving every
week. Calling signals adds pressure and
he's stepped in and played well with that
extra pressure. There's a lot of extra
pressure because he's now the quarter-
back on defense. He's got to set up the
defense properly and carry out his
Of equal importance, he's been a
steadying influence for Michigan's bruised
and battered linebacking corps.
He's been stabilizing the linebackers,"
said Carlton Rose, a Wolverine outside
linebacker. "He's very quiet and he keeps
to himself. He is intense on the field,
SAID MICHIGAN defensive tackle Vince
DeFelice, "He's a winner and for a first
year starter he's very confident."
Mallory's self-assurance in the face of
adversity this season was forseen by the
Wolverines' coaching staff.
"g We expected that of him because he
grew up in a football family," Vooletich
THE HEAD OF THIS family is
Mallory's father Bill Who is currently the
head coach at Northern Illinois. Since he
grew up with tales from the gridiron
rather than the more traditional nursery
rhymes and children's stories, Mallory is
indeed well versed to handle the dif-
ficulties inherent in the life of a college
"I came in as a freshman and I already
knew what freshmen go through and the
whole transition process," Mallory said.
"I knew that when a coach yells at you it's
And when a son says, "pass the peas
Dad, and by the way I don't want to play
for you," that too is nothing personal.
"WHEN I WAS A little kid I always
thought and dreamed about playing for my
dad," Mallory said. "But when the time
for college came, it seemed good to get on
my own. I guess you want to break away
from the home. Part of college is to be on
Nonetheless, Michigan head coach Bo
Schembechler might do well to bring in
Mallory's father as an assistant coach.
That way the rest of Michigan's inside
linebackers could learn about the elusive
secret of good health.
"Mike's father wouldn't let him get
hurt," Vooletich said. "His father is a
hard-nosed sucker and that's the way the
youngster was bred."
As i SeeKt
By LARR YMISHKIN
Improved 'M' defense.. .
.. , reality or illusion?
BDO SCHEMBECHLER is either one hell of a coach or a
LIvery good magician.
Two weeks ago, following his defense's sloppy performan-
ce in the Wolverine's 43-18 win.over Indiana, Bo said that his
defense still needed a lot of work.
Just 14 days later though, Bo is singing praise for his defen-
se after it held Northwestern scoreless in Michigan's 35-0 win
yesterday. With the shutout, the Wolverine defense has now
gone nine quarters without giving up a point, including last
week's shutout at Michigan State and Indiana's scoreless
Granted that the Spartans and Wildcats are not exactly
known for having high powered offenses, but in past years,
those teams have at least been able to move the ball on
In last year's game against Northwestern, Wildcat fresh-
man quarterback Sandy Schwab passed for 436 yards, an
NCAA record for a freshman.
This year, Northwestern's total offense output for the en-
tire game was only 79 yards, or 1.4 yards a play. Schwab
passed for 48 yards and the Wildcat runner's could churn out
only 31 yards on 25 carries. Northwestern actually had 57
yards rushing but lost 26 yards. Ad for the second week in a
row, Michigan's opponent only crossed the midfield stripe
once the entire game.
Sure the Wolverines were playing the Wildcats, but last
week Schwab managed to put 21 points on the board against
And let's not forget last week when Michigan blanked
Michigan State. The Spartans are not supposed to be
pushovers, especially when they're playing the Wolverines in
The bottom line is that the defense is starting to come
together. That's not surprising because Michigan's defense
always takes four or five games to really gel and start stop-
ping its opponents.
Injuries are the key
What is surprising, and the reason that
Bo is to be praised or applauded, is that the defense has been,
and is still plagued by injuries to many of its key players.
Mike Boren, the team's leading tackler for the past two
years, is out for the season with a knee injury and his backup,
Mike Reinhold missed yesterday's game with a shoulder in-
jury and is out indefinitely. Linebacker Tim Anderson and
defensive tackle Mike Hammerstein just recently returned to
the lineup and are not yet playing up to their true potentials.
And if those injuries aren't bad enough, in yesterday's
game, both defensive back John Lott and linebacker Tom
Hassel had to be helped off the field. There have been no
reports as to the extent of their injuries yet, but Lott did leave
the locker room on crutches.
Although he was happy with the way his defense played
yesterday, the injuries have Bo worried.
"I was happy with the defense today," said Schembechler,
who has never lost to Northwestern. "However, I think all of
us are concerned (with the injuries). After six games we've
lost some guys. We are facing problem after problem. You
can only go so far."
In effect, Bo is stuck in a paradoxical situation. He has a
defense that is starting to play good football, but he is also
without some of his top players as Michigan heads into its
toughest two game stretch of the season. The Wolverines
play Iowa at home next week and then travel to Champaign
to play a surprising Illinois team that has already upset Iowa
and knocked off Ohio State yesterday.
These next two games will also show the defense's true
colors and whether of not Bo has really shaped up his defense
or is just good at creating illusions.
Daily Photo by SCOTT ZOLTON
Linebacker Carlton Rose brings down Northwestern quarterback Sandy Schwab as Mike Mallory (42) dives for the loose ball in first
quarter action yesterday. Schwab was ruled down before he fumbled.
ni rally stuns Ohio S
CHAMPAIGN (AP) - Fullback Thomas
Rooks capped a last minute drive with a 21
yard touchdown run and cornerback Dave
Edwards stole two passes, returning one
for another score yesterday, to lead No. 19
Illinois to a 17-13 upset victory over sixth
ranked Ohio State.
Trailing 13-10 with 1:43 to play, Illinois
took over at its own 17 and quarterback
Jack Trudeau marched the team 83 yards,
passing to Scott Golden for gains of 24 yar-
ds and 22 yards, and then scrambling 16
more yards to set up Rooks' winning score
with 1:06 remaining.
THE BUCKEYES, plagued by turnovers
all day, lost their final chance to score
when Edwards intercepted a pass from
third string OSU quarterback Jim Kar-
Edwards returned a first quarter inter-
ception 47 yards for the first points of the
game and another Illini interception set up
Chris White's second quarter field goal.
But the Illini fumbled twice and were in-
tercepted once in the second half, leading
to a 35 yard touchdown run by tailback
Keith Byars and a pair of field goals by
Paul Allen for a 13-10 Buckeye lead.
OSU marched down the field and moved
into scoring position once more, but Kar-
satos was stopped on a fourth down run at
the Illinois 17.
The Illini took over, and Trudeau needed
just 37 seconds to provide the winning
Indiana 24, Michigan State 12
BLOOMINGTON (AP) - Sophomore
quarterback Steve Bradley passed for 196
Spartan's 18-yard line.
Three short runs took Indiana to the 7,
and Bradley passed to Len Kenebrew for
the clinching touchdown.
The Hoosiers, who scored in the first
quarter on a 2-yard run by Bobby Howard
and in the second period on Bradley's 9-
yard run, added a 38-yard field goal by
Doug Smith in the fourth quarter.
Iowa 31, Purdue 14
IOWA CITY, (AP) - Freshman Robert
Smith returned a punt 55 yards for a
touchdown and Owen Gill scored on a pair
of short runs to lead No. 14 Iowa to a 31-14
victory over Purdue in Big Ten Conference
Iowa recovered from an early 7-point
deficit to beat Purdue for only the second
time in 23 years and send its record to 5-9
overall and 3-1 in the Big Ten. Purdue fell
to 1-4-1 and 1-2-1.
PURDUE PUT together two long
scoring drives to take a 14-7 lead, but the
Hawkeyes' defense stiffened after that and
Iowa, sparked by Smith's punt return.
dominated the rest of the game.
Big Ten Standings