Page 16 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 19, 1988
Miami's Gary wary
of newfound fame
BY PETE STEINERT
Miami fullback Cleveland Gary may have succeeded in
wearing out Michigan Stadium's artificial surface
Saturday in the Hurricanes' dramatic 31-30 vic-tory over
Like a schoolboy at recess, Gary was all over the field.
In only his second collegiate start, the 6-foot-2, 226-
pound fifth-year senior had a hand in almost half of
Miami's total offensive yardage. He caught nine passes
for 162 yards and carried the ball 11 times for another 44
After the game, Gary refused to harp on bis own effort.
"If I wanted to talk about me, I'd go into boxing," Gary
said. "My offensive performance means nothing if our
team doesn't win."
But Saturday, anyway, Miami wouldn't have won
without his performance.
His receiving yardage marked the third highest
individual output ever allowed by the Wolverines and the
most Michigan has surrendered since 1982.
Gary accounted for three of the Hurricanes' four
touchdowns. His last score brought Miami to within
two, 30-28, with just under three minutes to play. On
fourth-and-one at Michigan's 48-yard line, Gary tucked
away a screen pass over the middle from quarterback
Steve Walsh, got a key block down the field from wide
receiver Dale Dawkins, and rambled the rest of the way
down the right sideline.
"I've never been in a situation like that before," said
Gary of the Hurricanes' frantic comeback. "I was
nervous. I'm very fortunate to have guys like Steve on
Gary also played an instrumental role on Miami's
ensuing drive. His 17-yard run down to the Wolverines'
16-yard line helped set up Carlos Huerta's game-winning
Walsh went to Gary time and time again in key
situations. The two hooked up for Miami's first points
of the game, an innocent-looking screen pass that turned.
into a 49-yard touchdown.
"Those passes are almost always there," said Walsh,
who enjoyed his most productive game as a Hurricane.
"It's just Cleveland. He's got one of the better set of
hands on the team."
Miami coach Jimmy Johnson said: "He's a heck of a
football player. I said before the season started that he's
one of the best fullbacks in the country."
Gary, a native of Indiantown, Fla., moved into the
starting fullback position this year, replacing the departed
Melvin Bratton. After the Hurricanes' first two games,
Gary leads Miami in rushing, receiving and scoring.
Miami fullback Cleveland Gary turns the corner on Michigan's T. J. Osman during the first
half of Saturday's game. Gary hurt the Wolverines by both rushing the ball and catching
passes for big gains.
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goal that gave Miami its first lead of
the second half.
Michigan had one last chance but
could get no further than their own
40. With 12 seconds remaining,
Demetrius Brown's pass intended for
Chris Calloway around the Miami
35 was ruled incomplete on a play
Schembechler thought was inter-
The Michigan coach was avidly
upset with the officiating. "They had
a lot of help there on the other
sideline, a lot of help," said
Schembechler. "I'll have to see the
films, but he (Miami head coach
Jimmy Johnson) was officiating the
game for these... guys. I thought
every bad call we got was on the
other side of the field.
"I don't want to talk about the
officiating other to say that it hurts
- and you know it."
Michigan's collapse at the end of
the game, whether aided by bad
officiating or not, obscured a fine
performance by the Michigan off-
ense, particularly by quarterback
Michael Taylor and halfback Tony
Boles was a workhorse, rushing
33 times for 129 yards, 80 of those
yards coming in the first half.
But it was Taylor who really
sparkled, completing 16 of 24 passes
for 214 yards, and all three Michigan
touchdowns. "I thought he played
well...he's alright" said Schem-
bechler. But when Taylor was told of
his coach's praise, he shrugged it
off, "I'm not satisfied until we win."
The redshirt senior quarterback
played a gutsy game. He was flushed
out of the pocket throughout the
contest by the quick Miami front
line. Taylor came out for a play in
the second quarter after being hit on
a quarterback draw. Early in the
fourth quarter Taylor was blindsided
by Kenny Berry and forced out again.
Demetrius Brown came in for two
plays but Taylor came back to finish
Michigan's last touchdown drive.
"I'm not really hurt," said Taylor
after the game, "I was just catching
It wasn't just Taylor and Boles,
though, who proved they could be
big-time performers. The whole
Michigan squad, that looked so
sluggish a week ago in South Bend,
did what nobody, friend and foe
alike, had expected. They dominated
the powerful Hurricanes for most of
the first three quarters.
Michigan won the toss and
decided to go on defense to start the
game. The decision paid off when
the Wolverines recovered a Leonard
Conley fumble on Miami's 41.
Michigan drove deep but had its
first of many squandered opp-
ortunities when Jarrod Bunch failed
on a third-and-one from Miami's
four, settling for a Mike Gillette
Michigan drove to the Miami 29
and 18 on its only other possessions
of the first quarter but Gillette,
second in Michigan's all-time field
goal accuracy, missed on two
attempts, from 46 and 34 yards out.
Gillette converted from 30 yards
early in the second but only after
Michigan failed to get into the end
zone on a first-and-ten from the
"When you're inside the twenty
that many times and come away
empty - what the hell," said
Schembechler. "We should have had
45, 50 points on this team."
Despite outplaying Miami for
most of the half, Michigan found
tself down, 14-6 with six minutes
to go. Finally, the Wolverines
cracked the goal line, driving 63
yards on eight plays and scoring on
Taylor's pass to tight end Derrick
Walker after a fake handoff to Bobds
froze the Miami defense.
Michigan struck again quickly,
recovering a fumble on the ensuing
kickoff and scoring on a picture-
perfect diving catch by John Kolesar
in the front right corner of the end
The defense took over in the
beginning of the second half. Vada
Murray intercepted Walsh on
Miami's first two possessions, th'
first time in the shadow of Micht-
igan's goal line. Miami failed to gqt
a first down in their next twD
possessions, 'as Michigan added a
field goal and touchdown to go up
"We played them good-
times ," said Schembechler. "Let
face it, (we) are a good team. We capi
play good with anybody and we'
"I expect us to win the Big T
championship. That's what
expect......,They scored a lot
points on a defense that's supposel
to be impregnable."
"They have an excellent footbafl
team," added Miami's Johnson. '
have nothing but the greatest respet
Michigan running back Chris Horn scampers into the end
zone past Hurricane defensive tackle Greg Mark. Horn's run
allowed Michigan to complete a two-point conversion after a
Notre Dame passing on air attack
EAST LANSING (AP) - At the
current pace, No. 8 Notre Dame
would end up with 25 pass com-
pletions this season.
Of course, at the current pace, the
Fighting Irish would be 10-0 and
vying for the mythical national title
thanks to the option ground attack
that sank Michigan State, 20-3, on
But Coach Lou Holtz - sounding a
bit like Chicken Little- insists that a
healthy passing game is crucial for
his Notre Dame team, even though
it's 2-0 with five completions.
"We can't win unless we throw
the ball. I know that and you know
that, but our players don't know
that," Holtz said. "Until we can pass
for 215 yards on the average, we
aren't going to be happy."
Although quarterback Tony Rice
hasn't sparkled in the air- he's
completed only five of 21 passes for
90 yards and given up two
interceptions- he's more than made
up for it on the ground, especially
against Michigan State when he
cranked up the option attack in the
After gaining only 50 yards on 21
carries in the first half, Notre Dame
rolled up 195 yards on 33 carries in
the second half, 156 of those yards
coming on 19 third-quarter carries.
"They didn't believe I could run
the ball. I had to show them that I
could run the ball," Rice said.
"It was just a matter of executing.
We knew we were going to pop a
couple," said tailback Mark Green,
who gained 125 yards on 21 carries,
most of them on pitches from Rice.
"We didn't do anything really
tricky. Those were things we knew
we could do, but didn't get done in
the first half," Holtz said of the
option attack that befuddled the
Spartan defense, tops in the nation
last year against the run.
Rice scored on an 8-yard run and
linebacker Michael Stonebreaker in-
tercepted a Bobby McAllister pass
and returned it 39 yards for a
touchdown to lead Notre Dame past
Michigan State, 0-2.
"I think that was the best option
we've seen in six years," Michigan
State coach George Perles said.
"It was a poor game for us but a
good game for Tony Rice. He did a
good job on executing the option."
Michigan State's John Langeloh
and Notre Dame's Reggie Ho traded
field goals before Ho put the Irish
ahead for good with a 22-yard field
goal with 4:11 left in the half.
in NFL activity
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Michigan alumni Anthony Carter and Jamie Morris both had
impressive performances in yesterday's National Football League
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Tommy Kramer hit Carter,
Michigan's all-time leading receiver, with scoring strikes of 40 and 16
yards as the Vikings defeated their NFC Central Division rival Chicago 2
Bears, 31-7. The victory moved the Vikings into a first-place tie with
the Bears with a 2-1 record.
The rookie Morris, Michigan's all-time leading rusher, scored his
second touchdown in as many weeks for the Washington Redskins on a
27-yard scamper on their second possession of the day. The Redskins
proceeded to defeat their NFC Eastern' Division foe, the Philadelphia
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