Page 10 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 16, 1985
Harbaugh's hack; hard luck for Irish
By BRAD MORGAN
It was halftime of Saturday's
Michigan-Notre Dame game. The
Irish held a 9-3 lead, and the fans were
While the Wolverine defense was
playing tough, the offense was
showing signs of the same
sluggishness that plagued it all last
season. Michigan had managed ten
first downs, all rushing, and a
sustained drive was as easy to find in
the stat book as a four-leaf clover on
the Michigan Stadium carpet.
EVEN MORE worrisome, though,
was the play of quarterback Jim Har-
baugh. All eyes were on the senior
signal caller in his first game since a
broken arm ended his 1984 season.
Only the Irish eyes were smiling. Just
two of ten for 16 yards passing, Har-
baugh had failed to get the offense
going. In fact, on Michigan's lone first
half scoring drive, only two of the
eleven plays were passes, and only
one was completed, good for seven
Then came the second half.
Michigan got a gift touchdown after
Alonzo Jefferson fumbled the opening
kickoff. Following a Notre Dame field
goal, the Wolverines took over on
their own 20 trailing 12-10. Out came
Harbaugh and the offense, and out
flew all doubts about Harbaugh's
ability to lead the team.
Passes on first and second down
started the drive, and from then on,
Harbaugh's confidence seemed to
grow with every play. Michigan
methodically marched the 80 yards
dowpfield for a touchdown as Har-
baugh took charge, mixing the run
and pass beautifully. In that span of
7:02, a quarterback was born.
"HE STARTED to become con-
fident he was going to win this game"
said head coach Bo Schembechler. "I
wasn't concerned with his stats, he's a
heady kid and he'll get better."
By going five for seven in the second
Poised 'M' quarterback
leads second half attack
but I don't know what part I played in
"NO ONE guy moves a team 80
yards," he continued. "I'm just glad
we had a good offensive effort."
While Harbaugh downplayed his
own role in the victory, the Palo Alto,
CA native couldn't hide his happiness
at scoring his first touchdown at
Michigan, a ten-yard scamper on a
half, Harbaugh finished the day seven
for 17 for 74 yards. Also, Harbaugh
showed good scrambling ability,
rushing for 60 yards and keeping the
Irish off balance.
s"He did agreat job," said Notre
Dame coach Gerry Faust. "He sure
hurt us on a few of those scrambles."
SCHEMBECHLER KNEW the
value of Harbaugh's running ability.
"I hope teams worry about it," he
said. "If they do, it will give Jim more
time to pass (because of the added
Harbaugh also earned the praise of
the defensive unit for conducting the
long drives that gave the defense time
"He's a smart guy, just the type of
man who can lead a team," said
defensive tackle Mike Hammerstein.
"HE'S ALWAYS thinking and he
knows how to get the job done."
With such praise coming from all
directions, Harbaugh demonstrated
the verbal scrambling ability that is
the mark of a true veteran.
"We were happy we could move the
ball," he said. "Our offensive line
hasn't gotten the credit it deserves. I
think our whole offense has improved,
"It feels great," he said with a
smile. "We caught them in a man-to-
man defense, and (quarterback coach
Jerry) Hanlon called the play from
the press box.
"Anyone could have scored on that
play, but I'm just thankful he called
As for Wolverine fans, they're
thankful Michigan has found a quar-
... "a heady kid"
'M'shames lame Notre Dame
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about." The 267-pound lineman,
known as "Hammer" by his team-
mates, had 13 tackles.
Linebackers Andy Moeller and
Mike Mallory had 15 and 10 tackles
THE GAME remained close the en-
tire first half with Notre Dame
leading 9-3, but the key play came
when Michigan kicked off to start the
second half. Alonzo Jefferson fumbled
the catch and Dieter Heren streaked
to the ball and recovered it on the
Notre Dame 10.
Two plays later, Jim Harbaugh
executed a perfect quarterback draw
and ran 10 yards untouched to put
Michigan ahead for the first time, 10-
philosophical "It (the fumble) was
one time the Lord looked down on
somebody other than Notre Dame."
The Michigan offense had problems
in the first half. It was able to move
the ball, but could only muster a 21-
yard field goal off the foot of freshman
Mike Gillette, who beat out three
others for the starting job.
But in the second half, everything
came together. Under Harbaugh's
leadership, the Wolverines had two
long drives - one for a touchdown and
another -for a field goal - that ate up
over 14 minutes.
"I KNEW we were going to drive
the ball," Harbaugh said. "It was just
a matter of getting a few breaks.
Those were typical Michigan drives."
Wolverines led 17-12.
Insurance came in the fourth quar-
ter on a 23-yard Gillette field goal to
end the scoring.
TAILBACK JAMIE Morris was theE
workhorse for Michigan's offense,
piling up 119 yards on 23 carries. He
also caught three passes for 24
markers. "He's a scrappy little guy
and I think he's a lot like Pinkett,"
Schembechler commented. "The
good thing is he's durable."
Opening holes for Morris was an of-
fensive line that gelled even with
some recent changes. Center Bob
Tabachino, who was moved from the
guard spot a week into practice, said
that he was comfortable at his new
-position. . "It's a little different
having someone on your nose," he ad-
The line also protected Harbaugh,
not allowing a sack. "We worked real
hard at that," Tabachino noted. "We
didn't want Jim to get sacked. The
key is, we got to keep getting better.
We can't be satisfied with that."
Morris, though, had no complaints,
"The offensive line did a great job,"'
said the sophomore. "Last year we
got used to cracks, this year we got
used to holes."
And Harbaugh, who finished the
day with 60 yards on the ground and 74
in the air was wholly pleased.
"This was everything we could have
wanted in an opening game - TV, the
great tradition of Notre Dame, and
their being nationally ranked. All
those made this game great."
Big Ten Standings
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Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
A joyous Bo Schembechler and his son Shemy leave the field after Bo's
Wolverines upset Notre Dame Saturday.
"We had the fumble and they went
and scored seven," said Beuerlein.
"That changed the philosophy a bit.
Some guys might have had a change
in attitude - they got frustrated, like,
'Here we go again."'
SCHEMBECHLER, now 3-3 against
South Bend rivals, also waxed
The touchdown came late in the
third quarter when Michigan drove
from its own 20 on a series of short
gains. The big play was an interferen-
ce call in the endzone on a pass to tight
end Eric Kattus, which moved the ball
to the Notre Dame 13. Bob Perryman
ran in the score from the one and the
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