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The Michigan Daily
Tuesday, November 22, 1988
'M' may be last obstacle
in Southern Cal's path
BY PETE STEINERT
Michigan may have a crack at the
No. 1 team in the country come
January 2 and the 1989 Rose Bowl.
Second-ranked Southern Cal (10-
0), the Wolverines' Rose Bowl
opponent, could take over the No. 1
position with a win Saturday over
top-ranked Notre Dame at the Los
Angeles Coliseum (3:30, ABC-TV).
The Fighting Irish.(10-0) have held
the No. 1 spot since defeating
Miami (Fla.) four weeks ago.
"I'm not rooting for either one,
but it would be nice for (Southern
Cal) to be No. 1 when we go in
there," Michigan coach Bo
Schembechler said Monday at his
last weekly press luncheon of the
The Wolverines (8-2-1) last met
the Trojans in the 1979 Rose Bowl.
Southern Cal defeated Michigan, 17-
10, earning a share of thenational
championship with Alabama.
The Trojans scored the eventual
game-winning touchdown in the
second quarter on Charles White's
"Phantom Touchdown," a three-yard
run in which he appeared to fumble
the ball before he crossed the goal
line. Schembechler called it "the
Spencer made 14 tackles versus the
Buckeyes, and he intercepted one
-Injury report: Fullback Chris-
Horn and linebacker Brian Townsend
suffered season-ending knee injuries
against Ohio State. Linebacker John
Milligan, who has missed the last
four games with a sprained ankle,-
will return for the Rose Bowl.
-The Wolverines will begin
practicing for the Rose Bowl on
Dec. 16. They will take Dec. 23-25
off before leaving for Pasadena,
Calif., on Dec. 26.
CSecond-year Southern Cal coachl
Larry Smith was an assistant un d w
Schembechler at both Miami of
Ohio (1967-68) and Michigan
-Schembechler said he has not
seen Southern Cal play much this"':'
season. "I have only seen a dozen .or"
so of their plays. But I hear they'We-
-Running backs Tony Boles and'
Leroy Hoard both finished the
season averaging 5.5 yards per carryts.
Boles gained 1359 yards. 'That's not,
bad for a sophomore," Schembechler
Michigan fullback Leroy Hoard (33) is brought down by Ohio State defenders during
Saturday's Wolverine win. Hoard ran for two touchdowns, bringing his season total to nine.
Wrestlers start off slow-
BY DAVID HYMAN
The Michigan wrestling team competed this
weekend in the Ohio Open, its first tournament of the
season. The Wolverines failed to bring back memories
of their '87-88 season, which saw them finish 6th at
the NCAAs, but Michigan coach Dale Bahr isn't
"Who ever remembers who won the Ohio Open at
the end of the season," Bahr said.
In this tournament, no team scores were kept as the
winners were chosen on eight different criteria. Three-
time All-American John Fisher at 134 pounds was the
lone Wolverine winner, pinning Dan Willaman of
MICHIGAN'S other three All-Americans, Joe
Pantaleo (158), Mike Amine (167) and Larry Gotcher
(142), did not fare as well as Fisher. The Wolverine's
other upperclassman, Bob Potokar (heavyweight), did
not perform well either, but Bahr is not worried.
"Our veterans lost a couple of close matches, but
they are the type who will be there when the important
matches take place," Bahr said.
Pantaleo lost in the semifinals to fifth ranked Joel
Smith of Eastern Michigan, but came back to finish
third. Amine also lost in the semifinals, but did not
Gotcher moved up one weight class to 150. Because
of a torn bicep muscle, he had not wrestled hard during
the last three weeks.
"He is looking to practice hard this week, after
getting through the tournament in good shape," Bahr
Despite the veterans not performing up to their
potential, other weight classes looked good. "The other
weight classes are impressing me," Bahr said. James
Dye (177), Justin Spewock (177) and Phil Tomek
(190) all turned in solid performances in Ohio.
Dye placed fourth and had an excellent tournament,
while his competitor for the 177 weight class,
Spewock, wrestled only three rounds before dropping
out with stretched ligaments in his knee. "He had
injured it two weeks ago and we did not want to risk
further injury," said Bahr.
Tomek, a first year wrestler, was a pleasant surprise
to Bahr, placing fifth this weekend. He is competing
with Fritz Lehrke for the 190 weight class.
"We are trying to develop our other weight classes,"
said Bahr, referring to those weights which are not held
by the All-Americans. The improvement of these other
weights will pose a formidable challenge to the top
teams in the nation, due to the depth of the Wolverines
at all the weights, not just the five upperclassmen.
dumbest call I ever saw."
-Michigan wide receiver John
Kolesar earned Midwest Offensive
Player of the Week honors for his
fourth-quarter heroics last Saturday
against Ohio State. Linebacker Mare
Spencer was named the Midwest
Defensive Player of the Week.
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