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The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 23, 1985 - Page 10

CHOKING THE ROOST ER

Wolverine

whipping

leaves 'Cocks blue

(Continued from Page 1).
up front - that helped us," noted
Schembechler, whose offensive front
line averages over 270 pounds per
man. "In the second half, I think our
size difference finally took over."
But in the first half, Schembechler
got yardage from something typically
not considered a big Wolverine
weapon - the pass. Quarterback Jim
Harbaugh connected on nine of 13 at-
tempts before the intermission for 126
yards.
THE PASSING game was at its
peak midway through the first quar-
ter when the Wolverines marched 76
yards on 11 plays for their first touch-
BIG TEN STANDINGS
Conf. Overall
W L W L
MICHIGAN .......... 0 0 2 0
Indiana .............. 0 0 2 0
Minnesota ........... 0 0 2 0
Iowa ................. 0 0 2 0
Wisconsin............ 0 0 2 0
Ohio State ........... 0 0 1 0
Purdue ............ 0 0 1 1
Northwestern ........ 0 0 1 1
Michigan State ....... 0 0 1 1
Illinois ............... 0 0 1 2

down. Harbaugh was three
during the series with a big g
a 41-yard strike to Paul
Harbaugh capped the drive
over on a six yard option1
1:39 left in the quarter.
A Harbaugh to Jokisch a
also the key play in Michige
scoring drive of the half ast
signal caller hit the 6-8 recei
yards, moving the bal
Gamecocks' 24. Five pla
Jamie Morris scampered in

yards out to give the Wolverines a 14-
-for-three olead.
amner and While the Michigan offensive unit
Jokisch. was moving the ball in the first half,
by going its defenisve unit occupied itself by
play with shutting down South Carolina and the
option quarterback tandem of Mike
erial was Hold and Allen Mitchell.
an's other SOUTH CAROLINA gained just 108
the junior yards in the half, 75 of that on its final
ver for 26 drive when it scored its only points on a
1 to the 22-yard field goal by Scott Hagler.
ys later, "In the first half, I really though we
from four shut them down well," said Schem-
bechler. "I wished we would have
tackled better when we had them
sacked back there. Their best plays
were the scramble plays by the quar-
terbacks."
With the second half, the
Wolverines' rushing offense got going
completely befuddling the
Gamecocks. Thomas Wilcher, who
finished with 104 yards rushing,
picked up 69 in the second half.
Meanwhile Morris, who ran for 95
yards, gained 63 after the inter-
mnission.
"WE BROKE a few plays," said
Schembechler. "And we botched up a
few. South Carolina has a tenacious,
quick defense. They are quick, but in
r2 the long run, I think our size made up
ns for that."
Morris noted that the strong passing
game in the first half was another fac-
tor that got the Michigan running
game going in the second half.
2.7 0 "I think the passing attack really
-4.3 0 surprised them," said Morris, "it
opened up the running game. The
defensive backs weren't coming up as
close so we had more room."
. Yds. TD MICHIGAN opened its second-half
1" 0 scoring with a 39-yard field goal by
19 0 freshman Mike Gillette. Later in the
third period, Gillette booted his
second three-pointer to cap a drive
-4 0 started when Michigan defensive
39 0 tackle Mike Hammerstein intercep-
ted a stray Hold pass and returned it
to the 'Cocks' 32.
ards TD The interception was the first of two
115 0 second-half defensive gems by Harr-
20 0 merstein. The other came early in the
19 0 fourth quarter when he helped bring
0
10 down South Carolina running back
Kent Hagood at the Michigan one on
10 0 the last play of a tough goalline stan-
ce.

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4

Hammerstein
... two defensive gen

Creamed

MICH.
First Downs........... 22
Rushing (att. yards)... 61/324
Passing (Att/Comp/Int) 24/13/1
Passing Net Yards ......183
Fumbles (No. lost) ....1
Fumbles (No. lost) .... 1/1
Punts................4/33.3
SCORING
MICHIGAN ...........77 3
S. Carolina ............ 0 3 0

S. Carolina
13
39/167
24/9/3
35
2/1
7/47.0

Hagood.................7 19
Mitchell................3 -13
PASSING
MICHIGAN
Att. Comp int
Harbaugh............. 22 12 1
Zurbrugg.............. 2 1 0

17-34
0-3

S. Carolina
Hold ................. 12
Mitchell ............... 12

4 2
5 1

SCORING PLAYS
MICH. - Harbaugh 6-yard run (Gillette kick)
MICH.- Morreis 4-yard run (Gillette kick)
USC - Hagler 22-yard FG
MICH. - Gillette 39-yard FG
MICH. - Gillette 39-yard FG
MICH. - White 8-yard run (Gillette kick)
MICH. - wlcher 6-yard run (Gillette kick)
RUSHING
MICHIGAN

Associated Press
Junior Jim Harbaugh eludes Joe Brooks of South Carolina as he scampers for Michigan's first quarter touchdown. Har-
baugh rushed for 45 and passed for 164 yards, leading the Wolverines to a 34-3 victory over the. highly-touted
Gamecocks. .

RECiVING
MICHIGAN
No.

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ktt

Wilcher ................... 16
Morris .................... 22
Harbaugh ................. 7
G. White ................... 9
G.White................... 9
Perryman ................. 5
Holloway .................. 2

. Yds.
104
95
45
3
37
26
17

Avg.
6.5
4.7
6.4
4.1
5.2
8.5
5.6
4.3
4.8
12.0

TD
1
1
1
1
0
0

Jokish..................... 5
Morris .................... 4
Higgins ................... 1
Perryman ................. 1
Kattus .................... I
Kattus ..................1
White................... 1
S. Carolina
Smith ..................... 4
Hagood.................. 2
Sharpe.................1
Poole...................... 1
Dendy ..................... 1
PUNTING
MICHIGAN
Robbins ..............4
S. Carolina
O'Connor .............7

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12

I Philling it Up
BY Phil Nussel

I

S. Carolina
Hold ...................... 14 78
Dendy ..................... 7 30
Smith ..................... 6 29
Brown..................... 2 24

Blue too tough...

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Blue Banter

" Saturday's win marked the first
time Michigan has won its opening
two games since the Wolverines beat
Illinois and Notre Dame to start the
1978 campaign. The Maize and Blue
went 10-2 that year and lost to USC in
the Rose Bowl.
" When asked whom he could com-
pare Michigan to defensively,
Gamecock quarterback Mike Hold
said, shaking his head, "Michigan."
He added that Michigan is by far the
best defense he's seen.
* Michigan defenisve lineman Mike

Hammerstein, when asked
second career interception
didn't want to jump. I tried
it with my hand and it wen
and I caught it. I didn't get
run but I was just glad to g
good."
e The Michigan offer
proved it was human - it a
first sack of the season.I
done with love. South
lineman Byron Love naile
baugh on Michigan's first
series.

"I was down in his legs," said
16 0 Hammerstein. "Then Andy Moeller
4 0 hit him high and did a good job to keep
16 0
5 0 him from falling forward. That was
-6 0 the turning point for me in the game
because they did nothing after that.
Before that, they had started to get
33.3 ........some momentum."
Michigan then took the ball and
went 99 yards in the other direction,
47.7.'.'.....exclusively on running plays. Big
gains were a 17 yard run by Harbaugh
and a 41 yard dash down the left
sideline by Wilcher. Gerald White
I about his went in for the score on an eight-yard
n, said, "I plunge.
i to just hit "I felt the most pleasing thing of the
tin the air game was to stop them at the one, and
much of a then take the ball 99 yards and really
et it. It felt stuff it down their throats," said
Schembechler. "To me, that's
tsive line something. That made me very, very
allowed the happy."
But it was Wilcher finished out the Michigan
Carolina scoring on a six-yard run with 39
d Jim Har- seconds left that ended a 51-yard
t offensive drive.

AFTER LAST week's "upset" of Notre Dame, some
people still weren't sure if Michigan was a good
football team.
Well, after Saturday's 34-3 thrashing of South
Carolina, these doubters can all rest assured that
Michigan is a solid, quality gang of football players.
The Wolverines beat up a bunch of 'Cocks that were
ranked 11th by UPI and 15th by AP. And again, defense
was Michigan's strong point. Even without preseason
All-American linebacker Mike Mallory, the Wolverines
didn't allow a touchdown for the second straight game.
But, unlike last week, the offense came alive. Thomas
Wilcher and Jamie Morris combined for 202 yards on
the ground. Both scored their first touchdowns of
the young season. The passing game also got better,
especially the Jim Harbaugh-Paul Jokisch tandem.
The two accounted for 115 yards on five catches.
Believe me, this combination will keep getting better.
Jokisch, with his 4.5 speed and eight-plus-inch height
advantage, will easily become the best receiver at
Michigan since Anthony Carter.
But before I have you believing this game was one-
sided, I better say that the contest was not decided un-
til Mike Hammerstein and Andy Moeller stopped Kent
Hagood at the Michigan one-yard line early in the four-
the quarter.
That play broke the 'Cocks' back, since after it, Har-
baugh led Michigan to a 99-yard touchdown drive. Only
God knows what could have happened had South
Carolina brought the score to 20-10. There were over 10
minutes left for a comeback, something the
Gamecocks have been known for in the past.
Still, it's hard to believe Michigan won the game by
such a large margin, since there were so many factors
working against the Wolverines.
The first, and probably the most ridiculous, was the
intimidation of playing here at Williams-Brice
Stadium. The noise, as expected was louder than hell
until Michigan took charge. But when the 'Cocks in-
vaded the field before the start, the theme to 2001: A
Space Odyssey brought the crowd to a frenzy that
would have scared the meanest football team.
But it didn't scare Bo Schembechler and his crew.
"We knew that they would do all the fancy things when
they came out onto the field, "Schembechler said, "so we

.. .'Black Magic'fails
COLUMBIA, S.C.
tried to take them in stride. We expected it, we expec-
ted everything."
Morris added, "When they played tht 2001 theme we
were ready to play. That really geeked us up. We
couldn't wait for them to get on the field."
After the 2001 routine, the last major hoot from- the
74,200 'Cocks fans was on the first play when
linebacker Carl Hill knocked Wilcher's helmet off. A
play later, Wilcher got the team's first Wolverine first
down and the stadium got quiet.
When Michigan scored its first touchdown, the
vastly-outnumbered Wolverine fans in the Northeast
corner could even be heard singing "the Victors." It
had to be an annoying experience for 'Cock lovers.
The Wolverines also had problems with good 'ole
boy, Southern-style officiating. The boys in stripes
called 12 penalties on Michigan for 146 yards while only
whistling the 'Cocks five times for 25 yards. Schem-
bechler said to the press after the game, "Well, what
did you think (about the officiating)?"
Good question, Bo.
I thought the calls were pitiful, at best. I think maybe
one of the major penalty calls was justified. Michigan
wasn't doing anything South Carolina wasn't doing.
But who knows, maybe Michigan has all of a sudden
become a dirty, cheap-shot team. No further comment.
This was just a sweet victory. Football means
everything to these South Carolina folks. Last year,
their team was known as "Black Magic," finishing up
10-2. Saturday, I saw "Black Magic II" signs. Sunday
morning, the Greenville News said, "consider a
moratorium on Black Magic."
Now remember, football fans - today is the first day
of autumn. Michigan has proved it can win on the road
and at home. But with nine tough games ahead,
nothing can be taken for granted.
"We're getting better," Schembechler said. "But I
said before the season started the toughest team for us
to beat would be Maryland."
Undoubtedly, Michigan could also be the toughest
team for Maryland to beat, especially if the South
Carolina game was any indicator of Michigan's
quality.

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MOTOWN ROUNDUP:

Colts win first,
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Reserve for the big gai
fullback George Wonsley, pressed in- drive. The pl
to service by injuries to other running first and goal
backs, rushed for a career-high 170 Rookie Owe
yards - the fifth-highest ever by a next play and
Colt - to spark Indianapolis past untouched on
Detroit, 14-6, yesterday. A 33-yard Pa
The victory gave Rod Dowhower his helped Indian
first triumph as an NFL head coach, ce touchdown
while Darryl Rogers suffered his Tha third . ,

stop I
iner of the Colts' scoring
ay gave Indianapolis a
on the 5-yard line.
n Gill gained four on the
d went into the end zone
second down.
agel to Mark Boyer pass
apolis score an insuran-
with just 46 seconds left.
on nlw Unn nle n -

ions, 14-60
Boston 6, Tigers 2
BOSTON (AP) - Dwight Evans hit
Dan Petry's first pitch of the game for
a home run yesterday, triggering the
Boston Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over
the Detroit Tigers.
Winner Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd, 15-
11, scattered six hits through seven

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