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r Tie Indianapolis Star SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1983 niiiirt Sect ion D Michigan wilts 16-6 Illinois oirdlerie roses Big Ten Standings AH Conference Gamef L T Pel. W L T Pet. 0 875 0 0 0 0 1 000 133 .667 .667 .500 .417 .333 .333 .100 .000 Illinois Michigan Iowa Ohio Slate Wisconsin PURDUE INDIANA Northwestern.. Mich St Minnesota .750 .750 .750 .625 .? .375 .250 .357 .125 1 0 By JOHN BANSCH Assistant Sports Editor Champaign, 111. Four years ago, Illinois' football players didn't know where the Rose Bowl was located. Saturday they made reservations to play in it The Illini bought their tickets with a 16-6 victory over Michigan in a battle for the Big Ten championship. They paid for them with superb defensive play and a brilliant passing attack. Now sole possessors of first place with a 60 conference record, Illinois must only win two of its last three games to make their first appearance at Pasadena in 20 years. THAT IS not a Herculean task. The Illini's opponents the next three Saturdays are Minnesota, Indiana and Northwestern. The loss put Michigan's Big Ten record at 5-1. The Wolverines close against Purdue, Minnesota and Ohio State. The 7-1 Illini have not been 6-0 against conference foes since 1914 and they have not won seven straight since 1951. Illinois beat Michigan fair and square before a record Memorial Stadium throng of 76,127 and a national television audience. The defense permitted the Wolverines 135 yards rushing, and quarterback Jack Trudeau was masterful as he picked apart the losers' defense with pinpoint passing. The sophomore Illini QB was responsible for both of his team's touchdowns. Trudeau was never better, completing 21 of 31 passes for 271 yards. Williams and tight end Tim Brewster had six catches each as Michigan's secondary dropped so deep the receivers had ample room to maneuver behind the linebackers. On the TD pass to Rooks, Trudeau rolled right, then "dumped" the ball to the running back when a Michigan defender moved in for the tackle. "I had the option of running or passing," the quarterback said of the play at 1:50 of the second period which ended a 49-yard drive and put Illinois on top to stay at 73. See ILLINI, Page 10 both touchdowns. The other two points came late in the fourth quarter when Evan Cooper was tackled in the Michigan end zone after fielding the last of Chris Sigour-ney's accurate punts. Michigan's points were the result of 38 and 28 yard Bob Bergeron field goals at the end of long, time-consuming drives which fizzled when the Wolverines got close to the goal line. This was the first game in which Michigan did not score a touchdown since it was blanked 16-0 at Minnesota in 1977. THE VICTORY ended Illinois' 16 game losing streak in the series. It was also the first Illini triumph over Michigan Coach Bo Schembechler in 15 games. 1 0 dumping a 9 yard throw to Thomas Rooks late in the second period and teaming with David Williams on a 46 yard strike on the first play of the final period. Chris White kicked conversions after Boil ers for Catnap Irish beat Navy again By MAX STULTZ, Star Sportswriter South Bend, Ind. Split end Joe Howard capped an early Notre Dame salvo with the first touchdown pass of his career Saturday as the Irish paddled past Navy, 28-12, for the 20th straight time. By BILL BENNER, Star Sportswriter West Lafayette, Ind. Dandy Don Meredith's popular Monday Night Football refrain, "Turn out the lights, the party's over," wouldn't have been appropriate here Saturday. Having befuddled the Middies for 30 yards on a reverse to set up the first tally, the 171-pound junior came right back with a 29-yard, six-point floater to flanker Milt Jackson a few minutes later. So with 631 still to play in the opening period, the Irish had enough to provide their fifth consecutive triumph to the usual 59,075 sellout ' 4' C RSI ' Si ; LV :JK ti V, M" Stale, IVi" Ten Scores That's because the party was over before they turned on the lights. Yep, long before artificial beams took the place of the real thing in the twilight of Ross-Ade Stadium, Purdue had locked up a 48 17 conquest of Northwestern. It was 35 3 at halftime and they were considering passing out No-Doze to the crowd of 60,134 Purdue's smallest home turnout in five years assembled for the regionally-televised game. NORTHWESTERN, HOWEVER, woke everybody back up with two quick fourth-quarter touchdowns, closing the difference to 35-17 with more than nine minutes remaining. That moved Coach Leon Burtnett to rush his first-teamers back into action. Minutes later, Mel Gray scored his third touchdown of the game and, shortly thereafter, Purdue cornerback Tommy Lee Myers returned an interception 19 yards for a touchdown and the 48 17 final. The victory boosted the Boilermakers to 2 31 in the Big Ten, 2 51 overall. That pushed them past Coach Dennis Green's Northwestern club, which fell to 2 4 in the league and 2 6 for the distance. "We needed a win," said a relieved Boiler boss, Leon Burtnett. "Our program just could not afford a loss at this time. "We executed extremely well in the first half. The kids had been emotional for three straight games and we wondered if they could come out and play that way again today." The answer was affirmative. All that was missing in Purdue's first-half domination of Northwestern were the whips and chains. AFTER THEIR initial possession, only the goal line stopped the Boilermakers the next five times they had the football. And had there not been fences at the end of the field, they See PURDUE, Page 8 Anderson 21, Taylor 0. Ball State 33, Eastern Michigan 20. crowd and representatives from the Sugar and Gator bowls. Jackson, who also snatched a 5 yard strike to begin the scoring, and bull dozing Allen Pinkett fought to a standstill along the touchdown production line the latter ripping across from the 6 and 3. BLASTING OVER to make it 21 6 in the third quarter and 2812 with just under three minutes left, the hard-charging tailback netted 121 yards while establishing a university rushing mark. A fifth successive 100-yard plus afternoon outdid Jim Stone's four straight back in 1980. And getting the call on 29 occasions, Pinkett also tied Vagas Ferguson's 1979 mark of seven games over the century mark in a single season. Pinkett, though claiming he "wasn't reading holes properly the first half," nevertheless played a big role in igniting the Irish if only as a decoy. He took three or four visitors one direction on the beginning scrimmage play while Howard, who happened to have the ball, went the other. The result was good for 30 yards to Navy's 38 and Jackson made a See IRISH, Page 8 SiaiiifiittSliJ Butler 21, Evansvllle 21, tie. Dayton 30, Wabash 9. DePauw 42, Washington (Mo.) 3. Earlham 35, Hanover 16. Illinois 16, Michigan 6. Indiana Central 47, Valparaiso Star Phot by Butf Btrry ' 20. Indiana State 17, Eastern Illinois 13. Herb Williams in heavy traffic underneath Sixer roadblocks are Moses Malone, Andrew Toney (left) Sixers crash Pacers' party Iowa 49, Indiana 3. Manchester 27, Bluffton 24. Michigan State 34, Minnesota 10. Notre Dame 28, Navy 12. Ohio State 45, Wisconsin 27. Purdue 48, Northwestern 17. Rose-Hulman 44, Sewanee 21. SL Joseph's 27, Franklin 21. By DAVID In the stands, it was tuxedos strictly a blue-collar crowd. Surrounded by much pomp and the theme, "Toast of the Town," the Indiana Pacers opened the home portion of their 1982 83 National Basketball Association season in Market Square Arena Saturday night. A sellout crowd of 17,096 turned out for the evening and it was treated to a fine basketball game. Unfortunately, the fans were treated to an excellent display on how to crash a party, Philadelphia's Moses Malone and Julius Erving doing the instructing. With Malone scoring 35 points and pulling down 21 rebounds and Erving adding 30 and 10, respectively, the defending World Champion 76ers administered the Pacers a 124- BENNER with tails. On the floor, it was 112 overtime defeat But unlike Friday night when the Pacers were hammered in the season opener at Milwaukee, the loss can't be blamed on a lack of effort. Saturday night, it was there. TONIGHT, WE played the way I think we're capable," said Pacer Coach Jack McKinney. "Unfortunately, we ran out of steam in the overtime. We didn't react very well and they calmly disposed of us." In that overtime, which was caused by George Johnson's three-pointer with seven seconds to play, the 76ers scored the first eight points (Erving had four, Malone two) and See PACERS, Page 5 If.:! fcL 4 SPORTS INDEX Bill Pickett 12 Scoreboard 18 Shootin The Stars 14 Fabi at Phoenix; Unser champ Page 2 Bulldogs tied on last play Page 3 I. V., Purdue await basketball Page 13 nw i,- n. lny.rr.ft, i n . ...... ,.,...,..Tr...i ...r.. lattrif 1 J Star Plwte by O. Tedd Mam Orville Nevels shakes down Jeff Price (88) Purdue danker had just caught pass from Scott Campbell Inept Indiana humiliated at Iowa 1 Pfei-J I 'r-ott e I if By BOB COLLINS, Star Sports Editor Iowa City, Iowa Iowa blasted Indiana, 49 3, Saturday in a college football game that was every bit as listless as it was mediocre. Indiana Coach Sam Wyche called his team to the center of the field after the contest For a moment there was conjecture that he would conduct an experiment perhaps see if the Hoosiers could score a touchdown with Iowa in the dressing room. But, he kept pointing to the scoreboard. And every time the same, rotten numbers were up there. Wyche, however, had more than the usual dozen or so reasons to be angry after another miserable performance. Iowa, in a definitive display of bad form, called time twice in the last seven seconds of the game to crowd in another touchdown. Iowa Coach Hayden Fry pleaded innocent; claimed his quarterback was the culprit. That Iowa football fans arrive early and stay late. The score never seems to make all that much difference. They just like to watch football. Thus, a good percentage of the 66.055 customers stayed until the finish. And they got a fine show from set end Dave Moritz. The all-time Iowa pass-catching champ added to his total with 11 receptions for 192 yards and two touchdowns. He now has 1,775 yards for his Iowa career. THEY ALSO saw a little actioc that should make Indiana want to kill the next time it meets the Hawkeyes. When you play with the big guys, you are expected to take your whipping and go home. But there is no law saying you have to like it And Iowa rubbed prickly humiliation in an open wound by calling time twice when the clock was wheezing and laboring toward expiration. The Hawks had the ball, third and eight on the I U. 10 when they decided to go for one more See I.U, Pape S doesnt play well. Like, he could have told him to cease and desist after the first one. WYCHE SAID he called his lads together because, "I want them to remember everything that .took place. I won't forget this one how it happened, where, when, or even that it ended at 4:10." This game nearly ended at about 1:15: Iowa's first play from scrimmage. But Ronnie Harmon let a dead perfect 55-yard bomb from Chuck Long trickle through his fingers in the end zone. Still, it was all over after 10 minutes with the Hawkeyes holding a 210 advantage. And the final score could have been even more embarrassing for the Hoosiers had not Iowa kept giving itself little handicaps. The Hawkeyes were penalized 16 times for 135 yards. Some of the second half infractions, however, seemed due to a lack of attention. First or second down and 25 was no problem for the Hawks, who rolled up 658 yards 409 in ythe air, 249 by land. 4 la.. Star pkat kr JeM Anebarrv N.D.'s Milt Jackson holds up football after TD First-quarter score came on a 5 yard pass

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