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Page 12-The Michigan Daily-Monday, October 25, 1987

Adamantly Speaking
BY ADAM OCHLIS
BLOOMINGTON - No one seemed to think of the
consequences.
Indiana beats Michigan. Fans go nuts. Goalposts
get torn down.
No one seemed to think of that sequence of events.
Particularly the first part. Indeed, how could Indiana, a
team whose seniors lived through an 0-11 season just
three years ago, beat Michigan, a team that hadn't lost
in Indiana to the Hoosiers since 1959? How could
Indiana beat the Wolverines and thus complete the
sweep of Michigan and Ohio State in the same season
- something Indiana football had never accomplished
in its 103 years?
Who would have thought to hire extra security to
prevent fans from dismantling the goalposts?
"At the beginning of the season, I really didn't
believe we could beat Ohio State and Michigan in the
same season," admitted Hoosier wide receiver Ernie
Jones after Indiana's 14-10 victory.
When head coach Bill Mallory walked into the post-
game press conference, he leaned over and grabbed his
stomach.
"Kidney stones?" a reporter asked in reference to the
ailment that put Michigan head coach Bo Schembechler
in the hospital recently.
"No. Heart attack," smiled Mallory.
Despite entering the game with a 5-1 record, wasn't
this just a little too much to ask from Indiana, a school
known primarily for its basketball team and its volatile
head coach?
"Do we have a basketball team?" asked one Indiana
player after the game. "I didn't know we had a
basketball team. Are they any good?"
Organized bedlam is the only way to explain the
Hoosier locker room following the game. Some
players talked about the possibility of Indiana going to
the Rose Bowl. Others talked about keeping the win in
perspective. One Hoosier even played bowl
representative and said Michigan fans should buy their
tickets for Birmingham, the site of the All American
Bowl - the same bowl a 6-6 Indiana team attended last
year.

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It is still too early to tell if Indiana is a legitimate
power. There is no doubt that the Big Ten is as weak
as it has been in a long while. In addition, Rice and
Missouri (two of Indiana's earlier conquests) don't
remind anyone of Oklahoma and Nebraska.
It is fair to say, however, that Indiana is a better
team than Michigan and deserved to win Saturday's
game. The Hoosiers took the game to the Wolverines.
Indiana played with the thought of winning the game.
The Wolverines, who repeated all week to themseleves
that they couldn't lose another game, played with that
thought in mind.
When Michigan had to punt on its first possession,
Indiana put 10 players on the line of scrimmage in an
attempt to block the kick. Forget that Indiana succeeded
in doing so, that is no matter. When Indiana had fourth
and one at the Michigan four-yard line midway through
the third quarter, Mallory didn't even think of kicking a
game-tying field goal.
"We weren't going out there and play soft," Mallory
said. "We wanted to win the game."
When the rain and wind kicked up in the third
quarter, Indiana didn't stray from its game plan of
mixing the pass and the run. Michigan didn't look like
it had a game plan.
When Wolverine quarterback Demetrius Brown
halted play for 10 minutes by claiming his teammates
couldn't hear him call signals, the Hoosiers refused to
let it bother them.
Indiana had almost everything go wrong for it, yet
in the words of coach Mallory, "we didn't buckle."
Despite being dominated in many of the total statistics,
Indiana played better when it had to.
So now, Indiana is the frontrunner in "the run for
the roses." Unbelievable? Probably. Inside the Hoosier
locker room is a chart of team goals for the season.
Goal number one: Win the Big Ten. More realistically,
perhaps is goal number two: Beat Purdue. In the year
of the Hoosiers, however, anything is possible. Indiana
football is for real.
"No one ever marked the Indiana game on their
calendar as being a tough game," said Jones. "Now,
maybe-it will."

Indiana coach Bill Mallory gets doused with a bucket of water after the Hoosiers' 14-10 victory over the
Wolverines.

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BY SCOTTG. MILLER

Bo sees red, no roses
after loss to Hoosiers

ON SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT
in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Week
Survivors can choose to
speak openly,
or anonymously from backstage.
Thur. Oct. 29, 8 pm
Michigan Union Ballroom
Call the UM Sexual Assault Prevention
and Awareness Center at 763-5865
PUBLIC WELCOME
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ROCKCLIMBING TRIP TO
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Experience vertical rock climbing on the
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An introductory course in rockclimbing
will include instruction in knots, belay
techniques, and overall climbing safety.
TRIP DATE: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1987
PRE-TRIP MEETING: WED., OCTOBER 28
7 pm North Campus Rec. Bldg.
Which One?
Would you rather drive?

BLOOMINGTON - Michigan
head coach Bo Schembechler
redefined the word curt at his press
conference following t h e
Wolverines' 14-10 loss to Indiana.
Hell hath no fury like an angry
Schembechler.
"This is not a very good team,
and I told them so," fumed the 19th-

year head coach. "To play like that,
ahhhhhhh..."
Last week, Schembechler felt
great. He took pills to ease the pain
from his kidney stones, and his team
destroyed Iowa, 37-10. The loss to
the Hoosiers was a bitter pill to
swallow.
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performances like Saturday's and the
58-year-old will not last to
retirement age.
SCHEMBECHLER tried to
convey his frustration after the loss
- as much as possible in two
minutes. He stormed out of the
interview room but took one step
back inside. He wanted to go off.
Erupt.
"And you know what the sad
thing is...," he said. But he left
before finishing the thought. Here
are some possibilities:
-Michigan will not fulfill its
reason for existence - traveling to.
the Rose Bowl. One Indiana player
after the game repeatedly said, "All-
American Bowl, Michigan. All-
American Bowl, Michigan." The
Hoosiers played in that most
meaningful contest last year. The
Wolverines (4-3) may be lucky to
play in any bowl game.
-Michigan has lost to every good
team it has faced. The Iowa victory
is meaningless. Iowa is a poor
Hawkeye team, having a poor year.
In a weak season for the Big Ten,
Michigan should easily have won
the conference. Period.
-THE WOLVERINES made
two team's seasons. If either Indiana
or Michigan State make the Rose
Bowl, they can thank Bo's boys.
Michigan lost to both those teams,
literally handing them the games.
No one stopped the Wolverines
except themselves.
-Despite numerous injuries on
defense, Michigan yielded 14 points
to Indiana and 17 to Michigan State.
With any offensive output, the
Wolverines clobber these teams. It
doesn't matter that Michigan has the
best talent in the Big Ten at the
skilled positions. Most of those
players never touch the ball because
of a horrendous passing attack.

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-Penalties. Michigan hadn't been
penalized much this season, but
penalty flags littered Memorial
Stadium. Erik Campbell and Allen
Bishop were both called for pass
interference on third-down-and-long
plays. Campbell definitely interfered
with a receiver in the end zone. The
call on Bishop, though, was
questionable.
"DID YOU ever see a worse
call in your life?" asked
Schembechler. "That's third and 12
when that dumb cluck makes that
one. That's unbelievable."
-The kicking game conributed
heavily to the loss. Kicking had
been a strength all season. Punter
Monte Robbins, though, had a kick
blocked, leading to a Hoosier
touchdown.
-The weather. Someone willed
that Michigan would not win the
game. Every time the Wolverines
mounted an offensive drive the wind
and rain increased. Schembechler
thought he arranged it so his team
would have the wind at its back for
the fourth quarter. Instead, the wind
changed directions at the start of the
final quarter.
"If you're a good football team,
you overcome adversity," said
Schembechler.
He's absolutely right. No
excuses. Michigan is a bad team.
Rced-eyed
Schembechler saw red both
literally and figuratively after the
game. The coach icily stared at me
and my soaking wet attire at the
press conference. I wore a red Indiana
rain poncho. Needless to see, I won't
do that again anytime soon.
Highwayhighlights
Warning: Driving through Indiana
with Michigan license plate can be
hazardous to one's health. Six
hospitable Hoosiers drove along side
the Daily football writers' car. After
giving us a friendly gesture with a
middle finger, one pulled out a gun
and brandished it. Eventually, we
turned off onto another exit.
Another great highway experience
occurred at 2:15 a.m. yesterday. We
drove past a Godfrey moving truck
containing the Michigan football
equipment. I wonder how many days
before the All-American Bowl the
truck has to be on the road to
Birmingham, Ala.

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