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The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 17, 1986 - Page 11

(Continuadfrom Page 1) Stan
QUARTERBACK Mark doubtfu
Vlasic has missed the last two injury.
games with a separated shoulder "IF
that was originally diagnosed as a football
deep bruise. Before the injury, going
Vlasic led the nation in passing week,"]
efficiency. ButI
He has an outside shot at sorry f
starting tomorrow; but after Wolver
missing three weeks of practice, second f
signal-calling duties will most year, M
likely fall on Tom Poholsky. The Iowa tw
sophomore is also less than 100 anythin
percent, according to Fry, with a And
bruised thumb on his throwing anyone1
hand. "IT'




dout tackle Jeff Drost is
l for the game with a leg
LAST week's Iowa
team was makeshift, you're
to need a program this
Fry said.
Michigan isn't feeling too
or the Hawkeyes. The
ines remember the last-
field goal that beat them last
loeller said, and losing to
No years in a row prompts
g but sympathy.
it must be difficult to pity
the size of Iowa.

with Iowa because Iowa has such a
huge offensive line," said Michigan
head coach Bo Schembechler.
The Hawks' trenchmen average
6-5, 275 pounds - hardly weak and
"They're bigger ,and stronger
than we are," Moeller said.
"Hopefully we'll have more
movement. You can't allow
yourself to get swallowed up."
offensive nor defensive players miss
many meals, Fry tables the size
"It depends on whether your No.
l's are able to practice," he said. I

could get the biggest, ugliest guy
in the world in there, but if he's our
No. 3 defensive tackle or noseguard,
he's not going to fire a shot against
The Hawkeyes have gone in
with both barrels in their first five
games, holding opponents to 218
yards and 8.8 points a game.
Michigan counters with 317 yards
and 15.2 points allowed. The
numbers aren't as impressive, but
Moeller is pleased with his unit's
"WE'RE GETTING the bugs
worked out. The kids who hadn't
played a lot were a little nervous,

had the jitters. It's just an
experience factor."
The Wolverine defense will need l
to maintain its improved level s
tomorrow. Iowa sports a solid l
running attack, averaging 245.6
yards a game.
"All those guys are good in I
there," Schembechler said. "They
got a lot of yards against Michigan
State and Wisconsin and those are i
the two toughest defenses they've 1
played against."
Bayless has been the main threat on
the ground, gaining 92 yards a
game and averaging 7.0 yards a1
Fry's colorful comments are no1

surprise after his statement to MSU
head coach George Perles.
Following Iowa's 24-21 victory
over the Spartans, the Hawkeye
head man told Perles that his team
would not lose another game. Fry
made the comment the week before
the Wolverines beat Michigan
State, 27-6.
"He said it because he believed
it," Schembechler said. "He
believed he could beat our defense."
But even with his locker room
resembling an infirmary, Fry hasn't
retracted his statement.
"Regardless of injuries, we're
going to put a competitive team on
the football field," he said. "Bo
knows that."

The Lineups
Michigan Iowa
(31) Ken Higgins..... (190) SE (47) Jim Mauro...... (182)
(74) Mike Husar...... (289) QT (h) Dave Crostou.. (280)
r() Michaei Dames.. (258) QG (74) Chris GamboL. (285)
(6) ohn V4italc ...... (289) C (a6) Mark Sindlinger (25)
(7 ) M. Hammerstein f285) SG (70) Bob Krater..... X274)
()John Elliott..... (306)i ST (73) Herb Wester.... (285)
840) Jeff Brown....... (224) TE (86) Mike Flagg..... (244)
(40) john Kolesar..... (188) PL (2) Robert Smith.. (172)
(4) Jim Uarbaugh..... (207) QB (14) Tom Poholsky (205)
(22) Gerald White..... (220) D (23) Richard Bass... (224)
(7) Thomas Witcher (188) TB (13) Rick Bayless.... (200)
,3) Pat Moons........:(165) P(7) Rob moughtlin (I69)
<£39) John Willingham (235) OLD (97) Joe Mott...... (2215)
60) Mark Messner... (248) DT (76) Jeff Drost..... (286)
(56) Billy Harris...... (270) MG (64) Dave Haight.. (260)
(93) Dave Folkertsma (263) DT (57) Jon Vrieze.... (260)
(3i) Deter Heren..... (219) OLD (94) Bruce Gear.... (214)
(49) Andy Moeller.... (222) 1L1 (46) Dan Wirth.... (236)
.54) Andree McIntyre. (241) ILB (37) George Davis. (221)
(13) Garland Rivers... (187) SC (9) Ken Simms.... (177)
(17) Ivan Hicks ........ (178) S (3) Kerry Burt...... (207)
(5) Erik Campbell.... (171) ES (18) Kyle Crowe... (195)'
(15) Dave Arnold...... (196) WC (44) Keaton Smiley (175):
(43) Monte Robbins.. (202) P (27)Gary Kostrubala (215)
Toraorrow's game starts at 2:40 p.m. EST and will be
televised by CBS locally on Channel 2. It can be heard on
WAAM (1600 AM), WPAG (1030 AM), WWJ (950 AM),
WUOM (91.7 FM), and WJJK (650 AM).

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
,Michigan's Thomas Wilcher cradles the ball as he sprints for yardage in
-ast weekend's Michigan-Michigan State slashing.

Around the Big Ten:

State hopes to bounc

Michigan State (2-3) at
Illinois (2-3) 2 p.m. EDT
George Perles, owner of a 19-20-
1 record at MSU, takes his Spartans
to Champaign to take on the Illini.
The Spartans (0-2, 2-3) are
looking for their first win in the
Big Ten after a 27-6 thrashing at
the hands of Michigan last week,
and a heart-breaking 24-21 loss to
Iowa two weeks ago.
,One time Heisman hopeful
F'Lorenzo White should be back in
the Spartan backfield after missing
last week's blowout in Ann Arbor.
Another plus for the Spartans is
punter Greg Montgomery who
bobted an 86-yard punt against the
Wolverines and leads the conference
with a 46.7 average.
The Spartans don't have to play
Ohio State this year, and with
Michigan and Iowa safely in the
loss column, it's quite possible for
M$U to win the remainder of their
games, finish 8-3, go to a decent
bowl game, and proclaim what a
great year they had.
As for Illinois (1-1, 2-3), Mike
White's boys don't have much to
smile about this year except for the

receiving of Stephen Pierce, who
.leads the Big Ten with 6.6 catches
per game.
Indiana (4-1) at Min -
nesota (3-2) 12:40 p.m..
The Hoosiers came the closest to
beating Ohio State since a 0-0 tie
in 1959, losing last week 24-22.
It's quite possible Indiana (1-1, 4-1)
would have won if the services of
star kicker Pete Stoyanovich had
been available. Stoyanovich was
attending his mother's funeral and
replacement Jay Tuttle missed two
field goal attempts.
This game at Minnesota should
determine if Indiana is for real. Last
year's Hoosiers also started 4-0, but
proceeded to lose the rest of their
games. If they hold true to last
year's form, Hoosier fans can at
least look forward to basketball
season. Bob Knight's squad is
ranked #1 in the Sporting News
preseason basketball poll.
The Gophers (2-0,3-2) lead the
Big Ten with 277 rushing yards a
game. Minnesota's ground attack is

lead by freshman Darrell
Thompson, who was the UPI's
offensive player of the week for the
second time this year. Thompson
leads the Big Ten in rushing at
122.2 yards per game.
Ohio State (4-2) at
Purdue (1-4) 5:15 p.m.
The heat is still on Earle Bruce
and his Buckeyes (2-0, 4-2). Ohio
State opened the season with losses
to Alabama and Washington before
squeaking by Colorado on a
disputed call. They handled Utah
and Illinois easily enough, but
struggled in last weeks scare at
Receiver Chris Carter, second on
the career receiving list at OSU
with 125 catches, and linebacker
Chris Spielman, the Big Ten leader
in tackles at 15.8 per game, will
lead the scarlet and grey against the
Purdue (0-2, 1-4) is having a
horrendous season with their only
win coming at the hands of lowly
Ball State. One bright spot is Rod

e Illini
Woodson who was named Big Ten
defensive player of the week by UPI
and AP. He made eight solo
tackles, recovered a fumble, and
blocked a punt last week at Illinois.
Woodson also caught two passes as
a wide receiver on offense.
"Around the Big Ten' was
compiled by Daily sportswriter
John Husband.
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Linksters attempt to bring
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Even though it's warmer in
Lexington, Ky., the women's golf
team could be in for a cold weekend
as it faces Big Ten champion
Indiana and a host of powerful
southern teams in the Lady Cat
Five Wolverines teed off
yesterday in the first round of the
three-day tournament. Jan Idomir,
Terri Mage, Donna Greenberg,
Missy Bauer, and first-year member
Krista Bunton will represent
Michigan's contingent. The
Wolverines will match strokes with
15 'teams from arund the cnntr v

to have an edge however, because
southern weather allows them to
have longer seasons.
Another factor which will
influence Michigan's performance is'
the course conditions. "Our course
here in Michigan has been very wet
and if Kentucky has gotten a lot of
rain it will make a difference,"
commented LeClair.
LeCLAIR hopes her crew can
register an 80-stroke average.
Idomir, who leads the team, boasts
the lowest average with 81.
However, in the first tournament of

the season at Notre Dame, she
recorded a 78 for the course. Mage
also faired well scoring a 79,
although her average is 81.5.
"On the basis of performances at
Notre Dame, an average of 80 is
well within our grasps. This is our
goal for the Lady Kat. The first
place finish at Notre Dame really
boosted our confidence. We are
more seasoned now," said LeClair.
After this weekend, the
Wolverines will get a week off, but
will be back on the road November
2-3 to Penn State.


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