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vs. Miami (Fla.)
Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
Michigan Stadium, ABC-TV
The Michigan Daily

Monday, September 12, 1988

vs. Eastern Michigan
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m,
Page 121

For Pete




Season opener...
...a thrilling start
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Michigan head coach Bo Schembechler has
spoken against playing night games on numerous occasions, but no
one can deny that Saturday's thriller between the Wolverines and Notre
Dame deserved its place in the spotlight.
Although the 1988 college football campaign is still in its infant
stages, the Fighting Irish's 19-17 victory before 59,075 hysterical fans
will rank among the season's finest.
4 It matched two nationally ranked teams filled with rich tradition.
It was General Bo versus the feisty Lou Holtz. When asked about a
call he disputed in the third quarter, Holtz said: "I think that's the only
time I lost my poise all day I'm proud to say. I thought I handled
nyself well."
The players shared their respective coaches' zestfullness. As
"Michigan ran off the field after its pre-game warmup, the two teams
0%ngaged in a minor scuffle.
It was a game of high emotions throughout. In the third quarter, the
"'television camera showed a teary-eyed Ricky Watters on the bench after
he fumbled a punt deep in his own end. This game obviously meant
'A real nerve tingler
Not unlike past meetings between these two football giants, the
gamne included all the action and suspense of an Alfred Hitchcock
Something dynamic always seems to happen when these two teams
face each other in Notre Dame Stadium. In 1980 Harry Oliver's 51-yard
.field goal with time running out lifted the Irish to a 29-27 win over the
.tOe Wolverines. Two years ago Michigan eaked past Notre Dame, 24-
23, when John Carney missed a 42-yard field-goal attempt with 17
seconds left.
This game rode an emotional roller coaster. M rigan and Notre
Dame traded leads four times in the second half. Fans were in and out of
their seats so much the stadium resembled a giant jack-in-the-box.
Wolverine quarterback Michael Taylor scampered into the end zone
,ate in the fourth quarter to give Michigan a 14-13 advantage. Back and
forth the game went - and back again.
After Mike Gillette's 48-yard field-goal attempt missed right as time
ran out, Irish fans stormed the field as if their team had just won the
national championship.
Irish go home happy
"We're not a great football team, but it is a win, and I was
exceptionally proud," said Notre Dame head coach Lou Holtz. "The
only people happier than us has got to be CBS."
CBS-TV went head to head with ABC-TV Saturday night, who
televised the UCLA-Nebraska game. That game was decided early when
the Bruins opened up a 28-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
"Notre Dame is a good, physical team," Schembechler said. "They
hit hard. More power to them. In my judgement they deserved to win. I
won't deny that."
E "I don't think we played well defensively, and I don't hink we
protected our passer real well. Notre Dame played a very fine game."
So the rivalry continues. Michigan and Notre Dame face each other
the next six years, which is not good for anyone who is shorts on
11 a

Michigan quarterback Michael Taylor races up field against as a Wolverine, completed eight-of-11 passes for 74 yards
Notre Dame Saturday night. Taylor, making his third start and scored one touchdown.



,upsets State

(AP) - Scott Erney completed
25 of 36 passes for 239 yards and
two touchdowns, and Doug
Kokoskie had a key fumble recovery
as Rutgers stunned the defending Big
Ten Rose Bowl champions.
Kokoskie's fumble recovery
killed a fourth-quarter drive by
Michigan State after the Spartans
had moved 50 yards to the Rutgers
15. On first down, Blake Ezor, who
gained 196 yards on 33 carries, was
tackled for a one-yard loss. Ezor ran
right for six yards on the next play,
but fumbled the ball.
Iowa 45, Kansas st. 10
Chuck Hartlieb passed for 253
yards and Brad Quast, a 240-pound
linebacker, lumbered 94 yards with
an interception return to tie an Iowa
record and spark the 17th-ranked

Iowa, favored by 31, led only 17-
10 at halftime but took command
with two quick touchdowns in the
third period. Then Quast made it 38-
10 with 5:16 to go in the third when
he stepped in front of a Carl Straw
pass and fled down the sideline.
Late in the fourth quarter,
defensive back Brian Wise ran 81
yards with an interception for Iowa's
final touchdown. Kansas State, 0-2,
saw its winless string reach 18
games, while Iowa went to 1-1.
Wash. 20, Purdue 6
Senior Aaron Jenkins rushed for a
career-high 162 yareds on 24 carries,
including a 67-yard run that set up
one of two John McCallum field
goals as No. 20 Washington beat
Purdue in the season opener for each
The Huskies held Purdue to only

107 yards rushing and 172 yards
passing. Shawn McCarthy
completed 18 of 40 passes.
Auburn 20, K'tucky 10
Auburn's James Joseph ran
fori10 yards and two touchdowns,
but the seventh-ranked Tigers had to
hold off a second-half Kentucky
Joseph's touchdown runs of one
and 33 yards helped the hometown
Tigers to a 17-0 lead early in the
second half. But Kentucky
quarterback Glen Fohr directed the
Wildcats on a comeback bid that was
stymied by an interception and two
fumbles in the fourth quarter.
Auburn won its opener in defense
of its Southeastern Conference title,
while Kentucky is 1-1 overall and 0-
1 in the SEC.

Georgia 38, TCU 10
Georgia's run-oriented offense.
surprised TCU, 0-1, with 145'
passing yards in the second quarter. '
Georgia, 2-0, led 7-3 before:
opening up in the second period as,
quarterbacks Wayne Johnson and
Greg Talley combined to complete'
seven of eight passes. Johnson, whop
ran 37 yards for Georgia's first
touchdown, set up the second with a.
43-yard pass.
Oklahoma 28 N. C 0
The quarterback tandem of
Jamelle Holieway and Charles
Thompson paced Oklahoma's
wishbone attack to 391 yards on the
ground, and the two combined to
complete three of six passes for 72


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