The Michigan Daily - Saturday, September 29, 1984 - Page 8
'M' won't spare IJ
By MIKE MCGRAW
Special to the Daily
BLOOMINGTON - Today's Indiana-
Michigan contest is much more than
just a game for the inhabitants of
Bloomington. It is an event.
It's the day when Hoosier fans bring
applesauce and eggs to the game along
with the seat cushion and
binoculars. When the ritualistic tossing
of the pigskin on the field takes extra
YES, IT'S Pork Day, and lots and lots
of pounds of all kinds of pig meat will be
served outside Memorial Stadium prior
to the kickoff.
First-year coach Bill Mallory would
probably like to transfer some of that
meat from the parking lot to his defense
which has given up 119 points in In-
diana's first three games of the season
- all losses.
"They've had a lot of problems on
defense," said Wolverine coach Bo
Schembechler, whom Mallory replaced
as coach of Miami (Ohio) when the
former came to Ann Arbor in 1969.
"Teams have moved the ball on them,
and we have to too."
Last Saturday it was Northwestern
that moved the ball all over the
Hoosiers during a 40-37 Wildcat victory
INDIANA came back in that game to
take a 37-33 fourth auarter lead. but its
defense could not bring home the
bacon. The Hoosiers allowed NU to
march 80 yards for the winning tally
with three minutes remaining.
Costly mistakes by the special teams
cooked the Hoosiers. First they wat-
ched a Wildcat kick returner, Curtis
Duncan, race 99 yards for a touchdown.
Then on the ensuing kickoff, Indiana
fumbled away the pigskin at the five.
That led to Northwestern's second
touchdown in less than a minute.
"WE MAKE mistakes that hurt us,"
said Mallory. "We give up a lot of
cheap points each week. Just gifts. The
soundness factor is something that will
have to be imoroved."
Despite the weak opponent, Schem-
bechler, as usual, isn't publicly an-
ticipating a Michigan slaughter.
"Anytime you have a quarterback
and receiver like they have, you have to
figure they have a chance to win," said
Schembechler, who loses tailbacks
Gerald White and Rick Rogers and nose
guard Al Sincich for the second week in
a row to injuries. "Their biggest
problem has been defensively, but their
defense could rise up because our of-
fense has not really generated yardage
like we would like it to. Anything can
The quarterback Schembechler men-
tioned is junior Steve Bradley. In last
year's 43-18 Wolverine victory in Ann
Arbor, Bradley riddled the Michigan
secondary for 246 yards passing. So far
this season he is averaging 306 yards
per game. Bradley has, however,
thrown seven interceptions.
"(Bradley's) a big powerful guy that
can throw extremely well," said
Schembechler. "He's probably more
mobile than most quarterbacks we'll
meet. And-when you're 225 pounds and
decide to run with the football, that's a
BRADLEY'S prime target when he
tosses the ball is senior Len Kenebrew,
who ranks sixth in the nation with 19
receptions. The Hoosiers unearthed
another offensive weapon last week in
tailback Orlando Brown. The 6-1 senior
rushed 23 times for 108 yards.
But Indiana should rely today on
what they do best with the ball - throw
"I was kind of surprised, knowing my
dad is mainly a running coach," said
Wolverine' safety Doug Mallory, who
along with brother Mike will be op-
posing his father today. "We went over
the scouting reports and noticed he's
throwing almost 60 percent of the time.
That's a big change there. I think he's
trying to utilize Bradley's ability."
PUT THAT 60 percent together with
the missing 25 percent of the Michigan
secondary in the form of injured signal
caller Tony Gant, and Bradley may go
"Offensively, I think we can handle
this Michigan team," said senior center
Tom Van Dyck. "I think we're starting
to get in a good offensive groove and
think we're going to give them a go
... guides the Hoosier attack
Besides adding some extra flavor to
the game, there's no telling what the
excitement of Pork Day can do to fire
up a team. And ifIU's offense gets
rolling, it could get difficult for the
Wolverines to sow up their secon
straight Big Ten victory.
(95) Sim Nelson ....... (230)
(79) Clay Miller........(258)
(77) Bob Tabachino .... (263)
(59) Art Balourdos .... (255)
(73) Doug James ...... (267)
(79) Mark Hammerstein (262)
(25) Vince Bean........(190)
(24) Steve Johnson .... (172)
( 4) Jim Harbaugh .... (202)
(37) Bob Perryman .... (225)
(23) Jamie Morris ..... (170)
Daily Photo by CAROL L. FRANCAVILLA
Defensive back Garland Rivers (13), hangs onto Wisconsin's Larry Emery company will have their hands full against hot-handed Steve Bradley and
in last week's victory as linebacker Jim Scarcelli (85) closes in. Rivers and Indiana's aerial offense today in Bloomington.
Jim Scarcelli .....
Joe Gray .........
Kevin Brooks .....
Rodney Lyles .....
Tim Anderson ....
Mike Mallory .....
Garland Rivers ...
Doug Mallory .....
Ivan Hicks ........
Brad Cochran .....
Monte Robbins ....
Bob Bergeron .....
Bob Riley ......... (268)
Jeff Lemirande ... (2464
Tom Van Dyck .... (248)
Vince Fisher ...... (275)
Kevin Allen ....... (285)
Len Kenebrew .... (173)
Terry Smith ...... (185)
Steve Bradley .... (225)
Orlando Brown ... (195)
Charlie Mallory .. (205
Tom Weidenbenner (237)
Dave Kinniry ..... (232)
Rob Schmit....... (247)
Lou Cristofoli ..... (217)
Joe Fitzgerald .... (223)
Mike Pendleton ... (174)
Christ Sigler ...... (184)
Bobby Garrison .. (186)
Chuck Razmic .... (186)
Doug Smith ....... (178)
Hoosiers can't handle*...
... a ball they can't dribble
* * * * *
W E'VF ALL wondered who is the very best
and who is the very worst at one time or
Who is the best president in United States
history? Who was the worst Detroit Lions head
coach ever? Which is the best undergraduate
university in the Midwest? Or, what is the worst
fast food restaurant in Ann Arbor?
Many best/worst questions can be answered,
Here's one that may prove of passing interest to
Big Ten football fans. Which is the worst, the very
worst, and yes, the most pathetic team in the
history of Big Ten football?
Wrong! It's not Northwestern. No, it's not Min-
nesota. No, it's not Illinois. That's the school that
cheats the most.
It's the Hoosiers of Indiana.
In 97 years of intercollegiate football, the
Hoosiers have gone through 23 head coaches. Only
two of these coaches have had winning records at
Indiana, and only one of those had a winning
record in the Big Ten.
"Nobody gets psyched up around here for foot-
ball," lamented Anthony Anderson, who covers
Hoosier football for the Indiana Daily Student.
"All the enthusiasm goes for basketball."
Get this one. Indiana does not have an overall
edge over any of its Big Ten rivals in football. Its
best percentage is .412 against Iowa. The series is
at 19-28-4. Michigan is 32-8 against the Hoosiers, its
last loss coming in 1967.
Anderson has a pretty good idea why there is no
enthusiasm for football in Bloomington. It has
something to do with coaching.
In 1983, first-year coach, Sam Wyche, had a 3-8
Before Wyche, Lee Corso reigned from 1973-82,
amassing an embarrassing 10-year mark of 41-68-
2, 28-52-2 in the conference.
Preceding Corso was the legendary John Pont.
From 1965-1972 Pont went 31-51-1. Pont is the
genius who built the Northwestern Wildcat
dynasty of the late 1970s. Pont's legacy is still a
factor in Evanston.
Apparently, Wyche did a good enough job here
to get hired as head coach of the NFL Cincinnati
Bengals. So the Hoosiers have their third head,
man in three years, Bill Mallory, and an 0-3 record
"Mallory doesn't have a personality like Corso
or Wyche," said Mark Alesia, sports editor of the
Daily Student, "But he gets mad when his team
loses. Wyche and Corso were only disappointed."
Mallory has a reputation among his peers as
being an excellent coach, having led winning
programs at Miami of Ohio, Colorado, and Nor-
thern Illinois. In a few years the Hoosiers may
challenge for the Rose Bowl, right now they are a
product of their pitiful past.
But wait until September
Everyone in Bloomington has accepted their-
football team's fate, there is no excitement or an-
ticipation to greet the perennial powerhouse
But yesterday afternoon, out of nowhere, the
door to a storefront burst open and out popped the
head of a rosy-cheeked Hoosier, who yelled at
Daily photographer Dan Habib. "Enjoy
tomorrow, because we'll see you in December."
Michigan plays Indiana in basketball in Decem-
Habib was visibly taken aback. Having been in
town for a full day, and clad in Michigan maize
and blue, no one had yet noticed him.
Basketball is what makes this town go. Assem-
bly Hall is comparable, if not finer than any
basketball area in the country. Indiana's football
stadium consists of two cement blocks and a car-
pet with hash marks.
How bad is Indiana football? Well, being a bet-
ting man, I've offered approximately 25 young
men from Hoosierville that I would take Indiana
and the 20 point spread, reasoning that Bo Schem-
bechler doesn't have the offense or defense to
obliterate the Hoosiers. I haven't yet found a
taker. These people are convinced that their boys
are going to get wasted.
The worst team in the history of the Big Ten or
not, Indiana fans should take heart. Indiana holds
a 9-7 series mark over Nebraska, a 7-2 advantage
over Pittsburgh, and are undefeated in a total of
four games against Oklahoma and Washington.
Besides, it's almost basketball season.
Today's game starts at 1:00 EST and can be heard on WAAM
AM), WPAG (1050 AM), WWJ (950 AM), WUOM (91.7 FM),'
(760 AM), and WJJX (650 AM).
Around the Big Ten
12:10 p.m. EDT
WHAT TO WATCH: If Illinois coach
Mike White can get his team as fired up
as he got Michigan State coach George
Perles last week, the Illini should be
able to handle the Hawkeyes in Iowa
The game features Iowa's offense.
Hawkeye quarterback Chuck Long
needs just 26 yards passing to become
the ninth player in conference history to
break the 5000-yard career passing
plateau. Iowa tailback Ronnie Harmon
is averaging 187 all-purpose yards per
The Illini "D" is led by defensive
backs Craig Swoope and Mike Heaven,
last week's Big Ten defensive players
of the week. Iowa's defense, which has
not yet played up to its potential this
season, probably won't reach it
today after losing starting noseguard
Hap Peterson for the year to a knee in-
2:00 p.m. EDT
WHAT TO WATCH: No, it was not a
misprint. Northwestern actually did
win last Saturday. But, alas, such
miracles don't occur every week. The
Wildcats should be in for a rude
awakening today at Wisconsin.
The Badgers proved themselves as a
strong club last week against Michigan.
Runningback Larry Emery rambled
through the Wolverinie secondary all af-
ternoon, picking up a Big Ten season-
high 185 yards. Quarterback Mike
Howard and receiver Al Toon should
have a field day against UN's porous
Wildcat QB Sandy Schwab is one of
his team's few shining stars. Schwatl
threw for 328 yards and two touchdowns
last week, but that was against Indiana.
The Badgers' veteran "D" is the
league's second best.
Ohio State at
WHAT TO WATCH: Perhaps the
biggest mismatch of the weekend takes
place at The Metrodome in Min-
neapolis, where powerful Ohio State
plays lowly Minnesota.
The Buckeyes have one of the
nation's top rushing attacks, led by
tailback Keith Byars, a strong
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sued for 3:42 p.m. EDT
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WHAT'TOWATCH: Two evenly matched
teams take to the gridiron this after-
noon at East Lansing. Michigan State
hosts Purdue in a series that has always
been close. The two teams have met 38
times each winning 18 games and
Despite a dismal effort at Illinois last
Saturday, MSU has the second best
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