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Wisconsin; churns out win
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themselves out of the game with all
Turnovers - they've become
synonymous with Wisconsin football,
at least in Ann Arbor. "The turnovers
were particularly frustrating," Mc-
Clain said. "We've got to get more
ALL TOLD, the Badgers had five in-
terceptions and two fumbles. Quar-
terback Mike Howard, coming off a
shoulder injury, threw all five inter-
ceptions, but still completed 13 of 20
passes for 104 yards.
On the other hand, the Michigan
defense took credit for causing some
of the turnovers. The secondary, in
particular, had one of its best games
with safety Ivan Hicks picking off two
Brad Cochran, Doug Mallory, and
Garland Rivers also made key inter-
ceptions, Rivers running his back 27
yards for a touchdown - the first
points scored by the defense this year.
'We stopped our-
selves more than
- Bo Schembechler
mistakes - especially penalties -
kept the Wolverines from putting
more points up. At one point in the
third quarter, Michigan held the ball
for seven minutes and drove a total of
96 yards, but failed to score.
Harbaugh had engineered the drive
to Wisconsin's 26 when threw an
interception to Tim Jordan, who ran
the ball to Michigan's 44 where he
fumbled. Harbaugh quickly
redeemed himself by recovering the
THE WOLVERINES then continued
the drive to the Badger three only to
have Mike Gillette miss the field goal.
At other points, penalties made life
a little tougher for Michigan.
Altogether, it had 11 penalties for 106
"We stopped ourselves more than
anything," said Schembechler. "I
don't think that we were flat, we just
weren't as sharp as we have been."
MICHIGAN started out with a 76-
yard, seven minute drive after the
opening kickoff. Harbaugh hit tight
end Eric Kattus over the middle from
the 14-yard line for his first of three
scoring passes of the day.
But late in the quarter, Monte Rob-
bins shanked a punt 11 yards to give
the Badgers the ball on Michigan's 44.
Six plays later, Howard, from the six-
yard line, rolled to the right and hit
flanker Tim Fullington on the goal
line for six points. The touchdown
tainted the previously perfect defen-
se's no-touchdown streak at 13 quar-
Backup quarterback Brand Ken-
nedy tried to throw for a two-point
conversion after a fake kick, but was
quickly sacked by Cochran to keep
Michigan ahead 7-6.
THE WOLVERINES didn't expand
the lead until the 2:10 mark of the
second quarter when Harbaugh rolled
to the left and hit a wide open Gerald
White for the score, which capped a
nine-play, 39-yard drive.
Then Wisconsin hit the skids.
With 1:32 left in the half, Howard
threw a pass right to Hicks, who ran
the ball to the Badger 25. Five plays
later, Gillette hit a 22-yard field goal.
The game stayed close for most of
the third quarter with the Wolverines
holding on to the 17-6 lead, but Rivers'
interception return for a touchdown
opened the contest up.
With six minutes left in the game,
Michigan got insurance on another
Harbaugh-to-White touchdown pass.
The play, from 11 yards out, was
another rollout to the left. The final
score came a few minutes later on a
33-yard Gillette field goal making it
But three minutes later, the
highlight of the day came for McClain
and his troops - the game ended. The
'Badgers apparently made it home
without getting lost.
"THE SECONDARY is squeezing a
lot more this year," said Cochran,
who got his 11th career pickoff.
"We're giving the defensive line a
chance to rush and they're rushing.
And when you do that, things are
going to happen."
The defense also held Wisconsin's
Larry Emery to 56 yards on 11 carries
after the tailback was quoted as
saying that Michigan does not tackle
well. "We were pretty hungry to get
him," said middle guard Billy Harris.
"He's a good back, you know, but he
talks a little too much."
On offense, Michigan rolled up
some good numbers, but had some
problems, especially on the line after
guard Mike Husar went out with a
sprained ankle. To fill the spot,
Schembechler moved center Andy
Borowski to guard and left Bob
Tabachino at center.
ALTHOUGH HE was sacked three
times, quarterback Jim Harbaugh
was happy with the way the line han-
dled the injuries. "Wisconsin threw
some things at us and the offensive
line scrapped and played hard and
they deserved a lot of credit," he said.
Michigan was able to control the
ball for 37 minutes, but a few critical
Linebacker Andy Moeller looks on as cornerback Garland Rivers inter- Rivers weaved his way through the Badgers for a touchdown. The
cepts a Mike Howard pass in the third quarter of Saturday's game. Wolverine defense picked off a total of five Howard offerings.
Ugly Badgers lose face, game
*Wisconsin had to know the day was going to be bad when they left their
hotel in Plymouth and were led the wrong way down I-94 by a misguided
Michigan State Trooper. The police escort led the Badger entourage east
on 94 instead of west, and ended up on the outskirts of Detroit before
realizing the mistake and turning around. The errant journey turned a
half-hour ride into an 11/2hour drive and delayed the start of the game 20
eWisconsin backup quarterback Budd Keyes wasn't too impressed with
Michigan's 105,491 crowd. "I'll take our 70,000 over their 100,000," said
Keyes. "I think our 70,000 are a lot better."
*The Michigan defense has played outstanding all year, but on Saturday
it collected its first point of the year when Garland Rivers intercepted a
Mike Howard pass at the 28-yard line and returned it for a touchdown. It
was Rivers' first career touchdown.
*Those same stingy Wolverines also allowed their first touchdown of the
season, but one streak remains intact. After chasing Wisconsin quarter-
back Mike Howard into a weak pass incompletion attempt on the conver-
sion attempt, Michigan has not allowed an extra point all season.
*For the third week in a row, offensive guard Mike Husar left the game
with an injury, but like the previous weeks, the injury isn't serious. Husar
left Saturday's game in the second quarter with what was reported as a,
turned or slightly sprained ankle, an injury similar to the one he suffered
at South Carolina.
By JOE EWING
Michigan's win over Wisconsin on
Saturday may not have been a thing
of beauty and grace, but at least the
Wolverines did not win the after-
noon's ugly bowl.
That distinction instead goes to the
SURE THE game was played in
dreary Michigan Stadium on an ugly
day. Sure Bo Schembechler's troops
committed far more unsightly errors
than theydid the first threeweeks of
the season. The Badgers were still the
ugliest team on the field.
Most of the afternoon, the
Wolverines did not look like the team
that had already beaten un on Notre
Dame, South Carolina and Maryland
this season. A number of miscues
marred the Michigan attack, miscues
that were hard to explain.
Punter Monte Robbins shanked a
punt out of bounds in Michigan
territory to set up the Badgers'
touchdown, the only touchdown the
Michigan defense has allowed all
FRESHMAN KICKER Mike Gillet-
te, who had been perfect so far on ex-
tra point attempts and on field goals
inside the 40, hooked both a conver-
sion try and a 21-yard field goal attem-
pt to the left of the uprights.
"I don't know what happened
there," said Schembechler of Gillet-
te's failed kicks. "They both looked
exactly the same. They looked like a
couple of sidearm curve balls."
Michigan players coughed up two
fumbles, one by Doug Mallory on his
runback of an interception just before
the half, and the other by Bob
Perryman after an 18-yard pass play
in the third quarter.
And then there were the mistakes
that further pushed back Schem-
bechler's already receded hair line -
the penalties. The Wolverines were
whistled 11 times for 106 yards, the
highest penalty total since they
visited South Carolina in their second
game and faced controversial of-
ficiating. It was also the highest total
all season while Michigan had held
the home field advantage.
"I don't think I've ever seen so
manydpenalties," noted Schem-
bechler. "I thought I was in South
Carolina for a minute. That probably
bothers me more than anything else."
PENALTIES KILLED or maimed
several drives that could have given
Michigan a margin of victory larger
A holding flag wiped out a 10-yard
gain and first down by Morris early in
the second quarter and ended a poten-
tial drive. Another holding call on
Wisconsin's 10-yard line a few
minutes later sent the Wolverines
back to the twenty, forcing them to
settle for a field goal when they could
have gone in for six. A third holding
penalty nullified a Jim Harbaugh to
Eric Kattus touchdown pass in the
fourth quarter, delaying the
Wolverines' final touchdown for two
Nonetheless, while Michigan may
not have been.a pretty sight on Satur-
day, Wisconsin had a bad case of the
Big Ten Standings 1
homelies.-~Most" of the Badgers'
ugliness came from the same thing
that destroyed their beauty in last
year's game with the Wolverines -
LAST SEASON the Badgers lost
five fumbles and an interception to
the Wolverines while losing 20-14.
Saturday, the turnover situation was
worse, as Wisconsin gave up two
fumbles and Badgers quarterback
Mike Howard threw five intercep-
"The turnovers were particularly
frustrating," said Wisconsin head
coach Dave McClain. "We've got to
get more discipline. I don't know if
Michigan is 33-6 better than us, but
they were better today."
Michigan picked off two of
Howard's aerials in the final three
minutes of the first half. The first in-
terception, by safety Ivan Hicks, set up
a Wolverine field goal. Mallory's in-
terception ended the half.
THEN THINGS got worse for the
Badgers in the second half. "They
turned the ball over too much in the
second half," said Schembechler.
"That didn't let them get back into
Wisconsin linebacker Tim Jordan
picked off Harbaugh midway through
the third period and returned the ball
into Wolverine territory before run-
ning into fullback Gerald White and
losing the ball, which Harbaugh aler-
tly pounced on. The play could have
opened the door for Wisconsin, but in
reality only resulted in a 30-yard
When the Badgers finally did get
the ball back, cornerback Garland
Rivers nabbed Howard's second-
down toss and went 28 yards for
Michigan's third touchdown.
THE NEXT three times the
Badgers touched the ball, they lost it.
Cochran intercepted Howard at the
Michigan 24 to kill one drive. When I
the Michigan offense stalled, Robbins
punted to Nathaniel Odomes who
took an ugly shot from linebacker Jeff
Akers and coughed up the ball on his
own 27, setting up the Wolverines'
The very play after the Wolverines
scored, Hicks picked off his second
Howard pass of the afternoon and set
up the final Michigan field goal.
On top of the turnovers, Wisconsin
kicker Todd Gregoire missed on his
two field goal opportunities, and the
Badgers also blew a two-point conver-
sion attempt after their only score.
"We didn't have the discipline that
it takes to beat a team like
Michigan," said McClain after the
contest. "We made mistakes when we
shouldn't have, but we're not as bad a
team as we showed today."
But they sure were ugly.
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First Downs .....
Passing Net Yards
Emery .................. 11
Armentrout ............. 9
Keyes ................. 6 2
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Int. Yds. TD
1 144 3
MICHIGAN ................... 7 10 6 10 33
Wisconsin ..................... 0 6 0 0 6
MICH - Kattus 14-yard pass from Harbaugh
WIS - Fullington six-yard pass from Howard
MICH - White five-yard pass from Harbaugh