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Page 20S - The Michigan Daily-- Friday, December 7, 1984
There is sure to be a bowl

The Michigan Daily - Frida
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January 1, Pasadena

January 1, Dallas

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When the going gets tough, the tough
get going. It's a stupid expression, no
doubt, but the Rose Bowl is tough to
win, especially if you're Ohio State and
the Big Ten representative playing the
Trojans of Southern California.
USC has an outstanding record in the
Rose Bowl and other bowl battles. The
Trojans lead everyone in highest win-
ning percentage in bowl games (.741,
based on at least 10 appearances) and
are tied with Alabama for most bowl
victories (20).
The last time Ohio State had a
tailback of the caliber of Keith Byars,
the Buckeyes trampled USC in the 1974
Rose Bowl, 42-21. In 1974, OSU was
spearheaded by Archie Griffin, the

Buckeye's two-time Heisman Award
winner, who set the Big Ten single
season rushing record with 1693 yards.
The sixth-ranked Buckeyes (9-2) are
led be quarterback Mike Tomczak and
terminator Byars-the nation's leading
rusher, scorer, and all-purpose runner.
Byars, who finished second to Boston
College's Doug Flutie in the Heisman
Trophy balloting, needs 41 yards again-
st USC (8-3) to establish a conference
Last year the Trojans had a dismal 4-
6-1 season. Possible factors included a
coaching change (Ted Tollner replaced
John Robinson) and NCAA penalties
that made the school ineligible for a
bowl game.

What will happen to the Boston
College Eagles in +1985 A.D.? (that's Af-
ter Doug). Only God knows. Natick,
Massachusetts' Doug Flutie and his
Jesuit teammates worked miracles in
'84 for which they were graciously
granted a bid in the Cotton Bowl. No
doubt, with one game remaining in his
college football career, Flutie will at-
tempt to generate all the magic he so
divinely demonstrated the past four
People glance at this season's
Heisman Trophy winner's incredible
stats and wonder how any team can top
the Eagles. In the last four years, Flutie
completed 677 passes for an NCAA
record-breaking 10,579 yards. What's
left for Flutie is to pull just a little more

magic from his helmet on January 1.
So does it matter whom the Eagles
battle in Dallas? Ask a Houston fan and
he'll emphatically tell you, "No. Any
Southwestern Conference. team is bet-
ter than a crummy Eastern team." Ask
him what he think's of BC's Flutie and
he'll answer, "I don't," before you even
mention the name.
But despite Houston fans' holier-than-
thou attitude and a Cougar defense that
produced 20 interceptions and finished
sixth in the nation, the Houston area
will be rudely awakened in January by
a supreme, unstoppable college quar-


Gator December
Seventh-ranked South Carolina
and ninth-ranked Oklahoma State
will meet in what should be an outst-
anding 1984 Cator Bowl matchup. It
was only three weeks ago that these
two teams were ranked number two
and three in the country, however
both suffered losses that knocked
them out of a New Year's Day bowl
and out of contention for the national
South Carolina (10-1) completed
the winningest regular season in its
history after beating Clemson in the
season finale. The Gamecocks' only

They're at the beaches, on the radio, in the stadiums and in
the language. The Waves of San Diego-a common
denominator of all facets of area life.
If you go to S.D. for the Holiday Bowl, you'll encounter the
waves a lot. Most often at the beach, because that is the most
abundant recreative resource of the city.
THERE'S PACIFIC Beach, Ocean Beach, La Jolla and The
Cove-one of San Diego's most attractive landscapes. But if
you want the best waves, go to Black's Beach. It's about two
miles up the coast from LaJolla and you have to climb down
some rocks to get to it, but the surfing is prime and the
clothing is optional at this sandy venue.
And Holiday week will be a great time to visit the ocean-
shore. The peak tourist season doesn't hit until after Christ-
mas and the weather will be 70 degrees and sunny.
"The whole time I was there, it rained about three times.
And that was in March," said Kris Catton, an '83 Michigan
grad who spent a year-and-a-half in San Diego after finishing
ANOTHER KEY water spot is Mission Bay. The place is a
windsurf and water-skiing haven. On the south shore of the
bay is Sea World which features aquatic shows that are fun
for the whole family. You can also go out on a boat and do
some real whale watching. It's in season.
Or you can take the kids to the San Diego Zoo-one of the
best in the world. That is located inland in Balboa Park and
features real-live koala bears.
Another prime attraction is Tiajuana, about 30 minutes
south of the city. There you can find cheap booze and lots of
inexpensive clothing and gifts. For good Mexican cuisine,
stop by Margarita Village, it's right on the main strip.
ON THE WAY home from Mexico, you can see another
famous site. Two or three miles north of the border on inter-
state 5, look to your right and you might spot the world-
famous San Jacidro McDonald's.
When you're back in San Diego, a nice place to go is Old
Town-a collection of nice shops and restaurants in the old
part of the city, 15 minutes southeast of the airport.
What about the nightlife, you ask. Well, the music and
clothing of the region is just what you might expect-new
SOME GOOD dance bars around town are Diego's in Pacific
Beach and The Rodeo in La Jolla, which features live bands
on weekends and DJ's during the week.
If you desire a mellower atmosphere, you can head to
Humphry's. Jazz artists play there in an open-air, grassy
area which overlooks the bay and all its yachts.
While you're in town, though,tyou surely will not be able to
avoid the San Diegoans. But they will probably avoid you
because you are a tourist and take up a lot of valuable beach
HOWEVER, THIS dilemma can be remedied. Fitting in
with the natives, though, requires one major
prerequisite - visit the local tanning salon at least eight

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times. If you show up out there looking pale, you'll stick out
worse than Roy Tarpley in the 5-9-and-under league.
Then you must assume the look of a San Diegoan. First of
all, act real dumb. Then cut your hair so that you have a tail
and dress right. Casualwear is always in. When at a nice
restaurant, a good shirt, jeans and thongs are appropriate.
Bermudas are a fashion staple as are sunglasses with a
strap. Or, of course, just wear something new wavish.
Hacky Sack and skateboarding are popular local activities.
But the hardest part of fitting in is learning the language.
Talk a lot about waves. Tubular means a good wave which
rolls over; great; terrific; like wow. You might want to say,
"Shoot the tube," or "Ride the barrel." These are staple sur-
fing terms.
Also learn words such as zooed (crowded), gnarly (gross),
loady (burn out), thump (beat up) stoked (fired up), lag
(disappoint) and tweaked (drunk). You can "thump some
loadies", or eat something "real gnarly".
But one final word of advice.rContrary to popular belief,
San Diegoans are, asa rule, hard-core sports fans. It would
probably be unwise to rub it in about the recent baseball oc-
curences. You might get thumped. And that would really

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loss came at the hands of Navy, but
their season included victories over
Georgia, Notre Dame, and Florida
Oklahoma State (9-2) was headed
to Miami and a trip to the Orange
Bowl until it squandered a 14-10 four-
th-quarter lead to rival Oklahoma.
This game will pit South
Carolina's explosive offense against
Oklahoma State's stingy defense.
The Gamecocks have scored over 30
points on seven occasions this year,
and no fewer than 17.

F*iesta January 1, Temp
After being stung by Maryland
(42-40) and Boston College (47-45),
the Miami Hurricanes are probably
not in any mood for a fiesta. But the
Hurricanes will have to cheer up
soon because they will be facing
UCLA in the Fiesta Bowl on January
As evidenced by the Maryland and
BC scores, Miami (8-4) is soft on
defense, but torrid on offense. Quar-
terback Bernie Kosar averaged 304
yards per game this season and is
well on his way to smashing to
NCAA record for career passing

yards. The sophomore quarter-
back's favorite targets are Willie
Smith (66 receptions) and wide
receiver Eddie Brown (59 catches
for 1114 yards). Freshman Melvin
Bratton, who scored four touch-
downs against Boston College, will
do the bulk of the running.
The main reason the Bruins have
won eight games, however, is kicker
John Lee. Lee booted an NCAA
record 29 field goals this season, and
was heavily responsible for five of
the Bruins victories.


C*itrus December 22, Orlando
Two teams that have not played teams
each other in 19 years and have While F
never opposed each other in a bowl high-sc
game, will take the field in the Citrus strong d
Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Georg
The Georgia Bulldogs, 7-4 under recordc
head coach Vince Dooley, will meet in its fir
Bobby Bowden's 7-3-1 Florida State game in
team on December 22 at Orlando will be
Stadium. William
The Bulldogs and the Seminoles, Kevin E
both losing to powerhouses South chez.
Carolina and Auburn by close scores The S
earlier in the season, seem to be quartert
equal contenders for the upcoming
game. Their offensive and defensive

B Hue bonnet December31, Houston

complement each other.
lorida State has an excellent,
oring offense, Georgia has a
gia, with a previous bowl
of 11-11-1, will be competing
st non-New Year's Day bowl
n five years. The Bulldogs
led by quarterback Todd
s and All-Americans kicker
Butler and safety Jeff San-
eminoles will be powered by
back Kirk Coker.

The Horned Frogs of Texas
Christian are set to take on West
Virginia's Mountaineers in the 1984
Bluebonnet Bowl. This game shapes
up as a battle between two up-and-
coming football programs.
Jim Wacker's TCU ballclub is 8-3
on the year. They feature two quar-
terbacks and a powerful split back in
their veer offense. Anthony Gulley
has completed 53 percent of his
passes for 1,022 yards while starting
most of their games. The other
quarterback, Anthony Sciaraffa, is
expected to play as well. Com-

pleting 47 percent of his passes, he
has gained 808 yards throught the
air. Split back Kenneth Davis
gained 1,611 yards on the ground
while scoring 15 touchdowns.
Don Nehlen, a Bo Schembechler
disciple, is leading his 7-4 team into
its fourth consecutive bowl game.
Quarterback Kevin White has com-
pleted 56 percent of his tosses for
1,447 yards. Ron Wolfley rushed for
422 yards out of the backfield and
scored 4 touchdowns.

CherryDecember22, Pontiac

Only a new $20 million Soil Science
Center has caused as much ex-
citement at Michigan State as the 6-5
Spartan gridiron squad. The Spar-
tans will face Army (7-3-1) in the fir-
st ever Cherry Bowl at the Pontiac
The innaugural game marks a
number of firsts. The Cadets will be
marching into their first ever post-
season appearance, and for MSU,
the Cherry Bowl will be its first ap-
pearance outside of the Rose Bowl.
The Spartans, in fact, haven't made
a bowl trip since 1966 when UCLA

upended them, 14-12.
Michigan State depends primarly
on a scrappy defensive unit led by
linebacker Jim Morrissey and free
safety Phil Parker. Despite the
mediocre record, the Spartans
knocked off some of the Big Ten elite
this year, including Michigan and
Iowa. Only last week did the victory
parties in East Lansing finally sub-
Quarterback Nate Sasserman
runs Army's wishbone offense and
also does most of the running for the
troops. -TIM MAKINEN

Hall of Fa
One of the nation's hottest teams
will be travelling south this holiday
season to compete in the Hall of
Fame Bowl. The Wisconsin
Badgers, who shocked the Big Ten
with a terrific second half of the
year, will be at Legion Field to battle
the Kentucky Wildcats.
Wisconsin came alive after a 3-3
start, including an embarrassing
loss to Minnesota. In their last, four
games, the Badgers defeated Ohio
State, tied Iowa in Iowa City, and
then easily rolled past Purdue and
Michigan State.
The Badgers feature a strong

me December 29, Birmingham
passing attack, with quarterback
Mike Howard and All-America can-
didate receiver Al Toon. Running
backs Larry Emery and Marck
Harrison give the offense a good
Kentucky (8-3) has been heading
in the opposite direction, however,
After moving into the top twenty
with a 5-0 record, the Wildcats ran
into the tough part of their schedule.
Their three losses, to SEC powers
Florida, Georgia, and LSU, came
against the only challenging teams
on the schedule.

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