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Big Ten's best pair.
Says Schembechler; "My deep
feeling is that we should at least
match the production of the
offensive team a year ago in terms of
yardage, scoring, possession time,
and perhaps play better in some of
the games that we didn't play well
in, such as Minnesota and Arizona
State.
The defensive front three is led by
tackle Mark Messner and middle

guard Billy Harris. Senior linebacker
Andree McIntyre takes over for Andy
Moeller as the defensive signal
caller, and Erik Campbell is the lone
returning starter in the secondary.
"The defense will be the key to
Michigan's success," says the
Michigan mentor, "because last year
our defense was below par and it cost
us in a couple of those close games.
Particularly in the secondary where
we lost some fine players."
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players Schembechler hopes to
receive the senior leadership
necessary to get his troops in the
right frame of mind.
"The bottom line is that the
attitude is still going to be the most
determining factor in whether you
win or not," Schembechler says.
"And attitude is demonstrated mostly
by senior players. Whether the
leadership (we have) is going to be
good enough to give us that great
attitude has to be proved, and if it
turns out that we're going to get that
kind of leadership, then we should be
in the race with a chance to win."
And get another shot at the Rose
Bowl, too.
'86 M' Results
Sep. 13 Notre Dame 24-23
Sep. 20 Oregon State 31-12
Sep. 27 Florida State 20-18
Oct. 4 Wisconsin 34-17
Oct. 11 Michigan State 27-6
Oct. 18 Iowa 20-17
Oct. 25 Indiana 38-14
Nov. 1 Illinois 69-13
Nov. 8 Purdue 31-7
Nov. 15 Minnesota 17-20
Nov. 22 Ohio State 26-24
Dec.6 Hawaii 27-10
Jan. 1 Arizona State 15-22
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Michigan 27, Indiana 21 -
With time running out, Demetrius
Brown throws into a crowd.
Somehow number one G r e g
McMurtry catches the ball and runs
for a Wolverine touchdown.
"We've only called that play one
other time in my 19 years here,"
laughs Schembechler after the game.
Michigan 49, Northwestern
14 - Even with Washington State
and Long Beach State on the
schedule, the Wolverines graciously
allow Northwestern to be the
homecoming opponent. The
Wildcats graciously lose by many
points.
Michigan 31, Minnesota
17 - The biggest fight of the day
occurrs when Demetrius Brown and
Jeff Brown argue over who gets to
hoist the Brown Jug first.
Michigan 69, Illinois 13 -
Schembechler and Illini coach Mike
White don't discuss recruiting
techniques over cocktails after this

one.
Michigan 24, Ohio State
21 - The battle for the Rose Bowl.
Buckeye coach Earle Bruce appears
in a tuxedo and top hat.
Schembechler appears in combat
fatigues, dark glasses, and a headset.
Ohio State linebacker Chris
Spielman dominates the first half by
making 20 tackles. Michigan stays
in the game because Buckeye
wideouts combine to drop 10 passes.
In the sescond half, angry
Wolverine offensive lineman John
"Jumbo" Elliott plows into
Spielman, who had lost his helmet
earlier in the play. Spielman starts
singing "hail to the victors" but
remains in the game. The Michigan
running attack dominates the rest of
the contest.
Wolverine defensive lineman
Mark Messner leads the cheers as
time expires. It is on to the Rose
Bowl for Michigan.
So long to a perfect season.

Miller Time

Bose Bowl
By DARREN JASEY
The final score 'was 22-15.
Michigan had lost its seventh Rose
Bowl in eight trips with head coach
Glenn E. Schembechler at the helm.
Now it is late August.
Schembechler is heading into his
19th year at Michigan. The Rose
Bowl failure appears completely
forgotten. The coach is assembled
before the press. He has that
preseason gleam in his eyes. His
Wolverines have recorded a two-year
record of 21-3-1, including a Fiesta
Bowl victory in 1986. His team is
the defending Big Ten champion.
The man they call "Bo" is once
again at the top of the heap.
'87 Schedule
Sep. 12 Notre Dame 1:00 p.m.
Sep. 19 Wash. St. 1:00 p.m.
Sep. 26 Long Beach St. 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 3 Wisconsin 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 10 @ Mich. St. 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 17 Iowa 12:15 p.m.
Oct.24 @ Indiana 3:30 p.m.
Oct.31 Northwestern 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 7 @Minnesota 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 14 @ Illinois 12:30 p.m.
Nov. 21 Ohio State 12:15 p.m.

revenge
THIS YEAR Michigan is on
just about everybody's top ten list.
But Schembechler knows that
preseason polls are more an
indication of a successful past than
of a successful future. He says his
team won't finish 6-6 but hints that
those rankings might be a little
lofty.
"I'm not sure about this team,"
Schembechler says. "We've got
enough talent to win the (Big Ten
title), but we're young, particularly
in the backfields - the secondary
and offensive backs. That may be a
problem. And we're not deep at a lot
of positions."
Down on the Michigan Stadium
field the mood is different.
Schembechler's players are scattered
on the turf posing for pictures and
talking to the media. They too are
basking in the glory of a Big Ten
championship.
THE MEMORY of last
January's loss to Arizona State
burns bright in the player's minds.
"It was like a blessing in
disguise," says senior tailback Jamie
Morris. "It keeps the fire burning in
us. We want to get back there. We
Michigan lost to the eventual
national champion twice in Bowl
games while under Bo
Schembechler - Brigham Young
in 1984 and Oklahoma in 1976.

Middle guard Billy Harris aims at opposing backs and another Big Ten title.

had a taste of it, we went there last
year, didn't win it and now we want
to go back there and win it."
"We want a victory out there
bad," adds senior defensive lineman
Billy Harris says. "We want to be
Rose Bowl champs also."
Says junior quarterback
Demetrius Brown; "We want to go
back and win. It's something we've
discussed with the coaches present
and without them."
ROSE BOWL losses are old

hat to Schembechler. He is used to
them. His players aren't. In 1987 a
Rose Bowl loss is the rallying point
for the team.
A return trip to Pasadena is not
out of the question for Michigan.
The Wolverines compare favorably
to the nation's best teams in the
trenches, at receiver, and on special
teams.
Schembechler, though, must find
an adequate replacement for Jim
Harbaugh at quarterback. He has two

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to study on a Friday night.
Predicting the outcome of the 1987
Wolverine football season.
Questions abound.
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Wolverines could finally finish undefeated.
Although seemingly impossible imagine:

t~ Miller Time
BY SCOTTG. MILLER
Michigan 28, Notre Dame 21 -
The Brown derby. Wolverine coach Bo
Schembechler stays true to his word by
selecting his quarterback five minutes before
kickoff. Demetrius Brown makes the most of
his opportunity.
Notre Dame flanker Tim Brown nearly
single handedly ruins Demetrius Brown's
debut with two touchdown receptions and a
95-yard kickoff return. Not to be outdone, the
least heralded Brown on the field, Michigan's
Jeff Brown, catches the game-winning
touchdown pass with under a minute to play.
Somewhere head Zip Gerry Faust smiles.
Michigan 35, Washington State 14
- Nobody can name anyone on the Cougers.
Nobody.
Michigan 35, Long Beach State 14
- The bankruptcy bowl. Win, lose, or draw
the 49ers post a victory by getting paid for

of things to come, n

playing this contest. The Long Beach State
athletic department raised $300,000 last
Decemberdto prevent filing for chapter 11. The
Internal Revenue Service is still investigating
the size of the PTL club's donation to this
worthy cause.
Michigan 35, Wisconsin 14 - A
fantastic day of entertainment for non-football
fans. The Badgers stink, but the Wisconsin
band is superb.
The Michigan marching band now has a
toll-free request line. Requests poor in for five
minutes of silence.
Michigan 24, Michigan State 7 -
Before criticizing Bo's offense, watch some
Spartan games. Last year, Michigan State
coach George Perles decided to run the ball
down the Wolverines' throats despite the
absence of star tailback Lorenzo White.
Anyone with an IQ above wide receiver Andre
Rison's uniform number (1) would have
thrown the ball on every opportunity.
Perles tries the same game plan this year
and again it fails. Michigan defensive end
Dave Folkertsma trips over a teammate and
falls on White, breaking the tailback's leg.

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