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Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 13, 1984
Unsure of Blue, Bo

readies for OSU

By DOUGLAS B. LEVY
Bo Schembechler is facing a most unusual problem as he
gears his squad for its most important war of the season.
For the first time in his sixteen seasons in Ann Arbor,
Schembechler seems to have no clue as to how his team will
perform in an Ohio State game.
"I DON'T KNOW," said Schembechler, when asked about
how well he expected his Wolverines to perform this Satur-
day.
Schembechler's battered ballclub hasn't won two con-
secutive games in six weeks. Michigan is 6-4 overall, 5-3 in
the Big Ten.
Although uncertainty shrouds the execution of his game
plan, Schembechler admitted that his men would be fired up
and prepared to tackle the Buckeyes.
"I USE EVERY technique that I can come up with. I use
any technique," said the coach yesterday at his weekly press
luncheon.
Schembechler knows that all his players must come up with
"brilliant" performances if Michigan is to stop a powerful
Ohio State team.
The Buckeyes, according to Schembechler are a "prolific
offensive team." They have built an 8-2 record, 6-2 in the con-
ference. Should OSU take the game in Columbus, it would win
the conference title outright and earn a trip to Pasadena for
the 1985 Rose Bowl.
OHIO STATE has scored a total of 44 touchdowns this
season to only 23 for the Wolverines. The Buckeyes are led by
their powerful tailback, junior Keith Byars. Byars leads the

Big Ten and nation in rushing yardage with 1,568 yards on 286
carries for 5.4 yards per rush. He has also scored 19 touch-
downs on the year.
Senior quarterback, Mike Tomczak is having another solid
campaign. He has completed 57 percent of his tosses for 1,523
yards and nine touchdowns.
Schembechler said yesterday that he thought the key to a
Wolverine victory would be keeping the Buckeye offense off
the field. Michigan attempted only 11 passes last Saturday
against Minnesota and will maintain a similar game plan
emphasizing ball control against OSU.
AFTER DODGING questions all season about Michigan's
chances for a post season bowl bid, Schembechler opened up
a bit yesterday.
"I would say that if we beat Ohio State we would probably
entertain an invitation." Should Michigan beat OSU, it would
finish the season at 7-4. But a loss to the Buckeyes would
probably leave the Wolverines at home come bowl time.
"I don't think that will happen," said Schembechler about
his team getting invited to a bowl with a 6-5 mark.
BLUE BANTER: Freshman Jamie Morris leads Michigan
in rushing with 530 yards. Should he end the season on top he
will be the first frosh to pace Michigan in that category since
1945 . . . Rick Rogers was used only sparingly in last Satur-
day's second half because of an aggravated early-season
knee injury ... Should Rogers be unavailable for Ohio State,
sophomore Phil Webb 'will move to third string on the
Wolverine depth chart at tailback.

TEAM

Passing

Total First Downs .....
Rushing..........
Passing...........
Penalty..........
Total Net Yards ........
Total Plays........
Avg. Per Play .......
Avg. Per Game ...
Net Rushing Yards ....
Total Attempts .......
Avg. Per Play .......
Avg. Per Game ......
Net Passing Yards .....
Att/Comp/int .........
Avg. Per Att.........
Avg. Per Comp....
Avg. Per Game.....
Punt/Avg/BIk .........
Punt Rt/Yds/Avg......
KO Rt/Yds/Avg .......
Int/Yds.............
Fumbles/Lost .........
Penalties/Yards .......
SCORING
Total Pts/Avg .......
Touchdowns ........
Rushing.........
Passing ............
Other ..............
PATs/Att ...........
2 Pt Conv/Att ........
Field Goals/Att..
3rd Dn Conv/at .
Success Pct..........
SCORE BY QUARTERS
MICHIGAN.............
Opponents .................
Time of Possession

m
185
101
77
7
3235
709
4.6
323
1863
494
3.7
186.3
1372
215/117/13
6.3
11.7
137.2
51/42.5/1
24/164/6.8
19/309/16.3
17/183
17/7
43/347

Opp
186
85
93
8
3342
669
5.0
334
d1476
391
3.7
147.6
1866
278/168/17
6.7
11.1
186.6
47/39.8/0
14/203/14.5
25/308/12.3
13/156
20/11
52/405

Harbaugh ...................
Zurbrugg ....................
Rein ........................
Bean ........................
Rogers ......................

Att PC1
111 60
71 39
31 17
1 1
1 0

Int
5
5
3
0
0

Yds
718
445
142
67
00

TD
3
5
1
1
0

Mike Hammerstein ......
Scarcelli..............
Moeller .................
D. Mallory............
Sincich ..................
Campbell................
Hicks ...................
Rodgers .................
DeFelice ................
Heren ...................
Meredith ................
Gray ....................
Gant ....................
Akers ...................
Bishop ..............
Harris ..............
Randall ..............
Lewandowski.........
Schulte ..................
Thiebert.................
Hood ....................
Shimko..................
Robbins .................

36
30
16
22
23
23
22
15
10
15
12
7
11
7
8
4
5
1
2
2
1
I

MICH ........................ 2151
Opp ......................... 2781
Receiving
No

117 13 1372
168 17 1866

Nelson ...................... 32
Bean ........................ 24
Morris ...................... 13
Rogers ...................... 10
Markray .................... 8
Garrett...................... 7
Jokisch ...................... 6
White ....................... 5
G. Johnson .................. 4
Kattus.................... 4
S.Johnson................2
Logue. ...................I
Harbaugh ................1

2
4
3
0
i

Yds
375
361
119
57
108
38
145
26
67
31
32
9
4

Avg
11.7
15.0
9.2
5.7
13.5
5.4
24.2
5.2
16.8
7.8
16.0
9.0
4.0

10
6
TD
3
2
0
0
1
1
2
0
0
0
0
0

48
43 >
34
33
30 :
29
28
22
19
19
16
13
12
11
11
7v
4
3
2
1F
LP
49-
14
14 Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
16 Minnesota linebacker Larry Joyner brings down Wolverine tailback Rick Rogers in last Saturday's game. Rogers
16 rushed for 21 yards on the day as Michigan downed the Gophers 31-7.

InterceptionS
No Yds
Cochran......................4 53
Lyles... .....................4 24
M. Mallory ...................... 2 25
Campbell........................ 1 16
Mi. Hammerstein ................ 1 16

191/19 1
23
13
10
0
19/20
2/3
10/13
148/63

155/15.5
19
12
6
1
15/18
1/1
8/14
147 /65
44.2

MICH
Opp

117 1372 77.7 10
168 186 11.1 6

3
3

Bergeron ......
1 2 3 4 TOT Perryman.....
Garrett........
37 47 51 56 191 Nelson.......
33 40 30 52 155 Bean.........
Jokisch ........
275:35 264:25 Morris.......
Zurbrugg ......
Kattus ........
DUAL Rogers......
Harbaugh .... . .

Scoring
TDr TDp PAT FG TP
19-20 10-12 49
5 30
3 1 26
3 18
2 14
2 12
2 12
2 12
1 6
1 6
1 6
0

T Din,. nspiring clash..
tIu...'M BDSUgreadysforBshowdown
By Douglas B. Levy

INDIVI
Rushi

ng

Att Yds Avg TD

Morris ......................
Rogers ......................
White....................
Perryman...............
Garrett......................
Zurbrugg ....................
Harbaugh ...................
s Johnson...................
Webb ....................
Wilcher .................
Rein ........................
Logue....... ..

102
118
76
57
51
34
42
3
3
4
3

530
461
272
252
170
85
54
181
15
8
0
_2

5.2
3.9
3.6
4.4
3.3
2.5
1.3
8.0
5.0
2.7
0.0
-.7

Schlop . 0-1 0
MICH.......... 13 10 19-20 10.13 191
Opp...........12 6 15-18 8-14 15
Field Goals
0-29 30-39 40-49 50+: Tot.
Bergeron ...... 2-2 5-5 1-2 2-3: 10-12
Schlopy........0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1: 0-1
MICHIGAN !2-2 5-5 1-2 2-4: 10-13
Opponents ..... 4-5 2-3 2-4 0-2: 8-14
Punting
GP No Yds Avg Blocked LP
Robbins ........... 10 49 2157 44.0 0 78
Schiopy...........10 1 13 13.0 0 13
Team .............10 1 0 0 1 0

Michigan-Ohio State. The game takes
on mythical proportions.
Opposing coaches Bo Schembechler and Earle
Bruce freely admit that this is no ordinary Big Ten
game. Even in these days of increasing conferen-
ce parity, the Wolverine-Buckeye feud takes on a
special meaning. This Saturday will be a blood-
bath as the hated rivals give it their all in Colum-
bus.
True enough, teams like Iowa and Illinois have
come to share in the domination of the conference
standings in recent years. So too, teams like
Wisconsin, Michigan State and Purdue have
arisen from the muck of mediocrity. These teams
have challenged for and receive the respect from
the teams that still are and should always remain
the Big Two.
This season, Michigan hasn't been so big and
bad, compiling a 6-4 record. Inconsistency has
been the theme for the Wolverines-win a game,
lose a game, win one, lose one.
Ohio State has looked devastating at times and
is sitting pretty with an 8-2 record, 6-2 in the con-
ference. Most importantly to the Buckeyes, they
control their own destiny. If OSU can knock off
Schembechler's decimated squad it will go to its
first Rose Bowl game since 1980.
And that's the point of it all. Earle Bruce is rap-
ping up his sixth season in Columbus and thus far,

he has only one trip to Pasadena to show for his ef-
forts.
As dim-witted as they are, the fans in Buckeye
country are disenchanted with Bruce. Bruce hap-
pens to be a drip of major league proportions. But
who ever said college coaches had to have per-
sonalities? Winning is what counts and Bruce has
certainly fielded winning teams. Still, the fans in
Columbus just don't like the guy.
After blitzing the country with an 11-0 mark in
1979, Bruce's first-year Buckeyes dropped a hear-
tbreaking Rose Bowl to USC, 17-16. A win would
have given OSU, ugh, a national championship.
Ha Ha, they didn't win, the losers.
Since that fateful New Year's day, Bruce has
presided over four consecutive 9-3 seasons. Now
nothing is wrong with going 9-3. Witness Schem-
bechler who commented yesterday.
"Then again, our worst season is somebody
else's best." At 6-4, Schembechler has heard some
boos, but his job is safe.
Bruce's problems stem from the fact that even
Ohio State's most enthusiastic fans cannot name
the last four bowl games that the Buckeyes have
played in.
For the record, they are: 1980 Fiesta Bowl, 1981
Liberty Bowl, 1982 Holiday Bowl and 1983 Fiesta
Bowl.
Buckeye fans are suffering from a simple case
of jealousy, and isn't that wonderful. The whole

world, or at least those who follow both teams,
know which bowl games Michigan has been to in
the last two years.
Ah yes, the '83 Rose Bowl and the '84 Sugar.
Holding true to form, the Wolverines lost both post
season games, but at least they were memorable
trips.
Ohio State supporters everywhere want to get
another glimpse of Rose Bowl glory. And wouldn't
you know it, only one team stands in the way of
OSU's path to Pasadena.
If Michigan can upset the Buckeyes, and that is
a big 'if,' that would be five consecutive years
without a Rose Bowl appearance. That would
mean that not one of Earle Bruce's Buckeye
recruits will have traveled to California for the big
game.
It is an inspiring thought, isn't it?
Inspiration is the word of the week. Both
coaching staffs are working round the clock
devising foolproof game plans which are sure to
guarantee the inspirational victory.
Can Bo get his men charged up to play the best
games of their college careers? Can Earle Bruce
lead his team to victory and save face? These are
the questions that Saturday's blood-letter will an-
swer. How bad do these guys want it?
Michigan-Ohio State is still the game of the Big
Two and the best game in the country

a.

MICH...................
Opp .........................

494
391

1863 3.7
1476 3.7

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MICH ............. 10 51 2170 42.5
Opp ............... 10 47 1872 39.8

1 78
0 61

Name

Mallory .................
Anderson .............
Brooks ...............
Cochran.............
Rivers ..................
Lyles ....................

Tackles
83
51
47
46
51
31

Defense
Assists Total
45 128
30 81
17 64
15 61
8 59
23 54

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