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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa • 35

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JoBaci 3 ttrike down Hawk Michigan by 23-6 before 104,617 By MAURY WHITE Sunday Reenter Stiff Writer ANN ARBOR, MICH. Iowa's performance Saturday wasn't distinguished enough to claim a moral victory, but the 23-6 decision earned by Michigan must qualify as a prideful loss. First, despite all sorts of incentives for the Wolverines to run up a score in quest of boosting their national ranking, a Hawkeye team that went into the game as a 26-point underdog was far from buried. Matter of fact, after virtually "spotting" the sixth-ranked team a touchdown on the game's third play Rick Leach passed to Russ Davis for 63 yards Iowa went to the air and held its own in the second half. Second, it took a superior performance by Leach; a southpaw who is rapidly getting rid of the reputation of not being a good passer, for the Wolverines to win this Big Ten game with as much ease as they did.

3 Scoring Passes The quick, 192-pound junior from Flint, who passed up a hefty baseball Statistics in hitting nine of 12 tries for 202 yards. Additionally, he ran the option smartly when the opportunity arose and netted 59 rushing yards in 13 tries. He now holds school records for most touchdown passes in one game and most for a career (25). "I felt I had a good game on the option because Iowa was afraid of our outside speed. They gave me a chance to run and I took it," said Leach.

The Hawks also gave Michigan some chances to pass and have now given up their last eight touchdowns by passes. Purdue's Mark Herrmann tossed five a week ago. The only points that Michigan put on the board otherwise was when Tommy McLaughlin was firing away in a never-give-up possession late in the game and was sacked while trying to pass out of his own end rone. It was Iowa's third straight Big Ten loss after a 2-0 start. The Hawks are 3-5 overall.

Michigan is 4-1 and 7-1, with Ohio State in its future. "Iowa is a young team and is going IOWA Please turn to Page Four ktwa 12 36-50 174 M-H-0 2-1 7-37 5-70 First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Passing Fumms-kKt Punls 1 Penalties-yards 57-1W 202 9-12-0 2-1 J-47 5-35 SCORING 7 7 -J MtcMean 7 1-13 An Oavls 63 pass from Laacfi (Winner kick) Johnston 6 pass from Leach (Wlllner kick) White pass from Leach (Winner kick) McLaughlin I run (run failed) Tedesco safety Attendance 104,417. 4 tl ffflniai ii i bonus to come here and play quarterback for Bo Schembechler, had scoring strikes of 63, six and 32 yards Rick Leach Hits 9 of 12 tries SECTION St SPORTS DES MOINES SUNDAY REGISTER IF Cfflk if a 1 JW Coovright 1977 Ds Mointft Rtgisttr and Tribunt Company EASY VICTORY SENDS BIG 8 MARK TO 3-1 Green's 149 yards excite homecoming crowd Statistics Kansas Iowa Stale First downs 14 27 Rushes-vards 49-10 63-292 Passing yards 49 150 Return yards 20 0 Passes 1-20-0 12-le-l Punts 5-32 3-45 FumDIes kxt 5-4 3-2 PenaHies-vards 5-32 6-65 SCORING Kansas 3 0 1 lewa St. 0 21 I 13-41 Kan Hubectl, 47 FG ISU Green. 1 run (Koltman kk ISU-RuMey, 1 run (Kollman kick) ISU Green, 14 run (Kollman kick) ISU Kennedy, 3 run (Koltman kick) ISU Cerrato, 4 run (Kollman kick) ISU Currey, 1 run (kick tailed) By GENE RAFFENSPERGER Sports Edttw AMES, IA.

There are plenty of Iowa State fans around who can recall leaving the stadium early because they were weary of watching the Cyclones being battered by a Big Eight football team. It was a different story here Saturday. Thousands of those in the crowd of 48,500 departed in the early minutes of the fourth quarter, their appetite for a homecoming victory satiated by Iowa State's 41-3 pounding of Kansas. It was the biggest conference victory margin ever by an Earle Bruce-coached Iowa State team. Arid you have to go back to 1971, the year Iowa State went to the Sun Bowl under Johnny Majors, to find a wider margin.

That was a 54-0 trampling of Oklahoma State. Washington Injured This was a brutal game. Four Kansas players went to the sidelines, never to return. Iowa State lost three players, perhaps the most seriously injured being defensive back Jerry Washington. He was taken to a hospital for examination of a head Injury.

Put quite simply, Kansas handed IOWA STATE Please turn to Page Two BIG EIGHT STANDINGS Conference All Games W. L. T. W. L.

T. Oklahoma 4 0 0 7 1 0 Iowa State 3 1 0 6 2 0 Nebraska 3 1 0 6 2 0 Okla. State 2 2 0 4 4 0 Missouri 2 2 0 3 5 0 Colorado 1 2 1 5 2 1 Kansas 0 3 1 1 6 1 Kan. State 0 4 0 1 7 0 rU '50 1, tmAi sen! ...2.. 7 it 1 1 vxa s.i.

-iWTOwlTOfoiSt-, in.ili.nn mil i I Ji. tSWWf T'4 ft S-J' s. I 8eTeMIJs)( SUNDAY REGISTER PHOTO BY DAVE FINCH 4 iilr" of year JL an unexpectedly easy 31-14 victory. "This is the biggest day of my Nebraska career," said the happy Craig. "The most yards I'd gained before was 71 in my sophomore year.

Wingback Reverses "Oklahoma State was overshifting its defense to stop Hipp going to the outside, giving me the chance to break some big plays on wingback reverses. I just got lucky, but that's what it takes to win." Craig outgained his more celebrated teammate, Hipp finishing with 71 yards in 16 tries. And what about this statistic? When Nebraska's lead had mounted to 31-7 in the last quarter, Curtis owned just as many yards 80 in four runs as Miller did in 24 attempts. The key Big Eight game didn't do 1 Vt. 4 ifrBr tJT -aaaar awarded him after a rousing 43-21 homecoming spree past Lamar.

Gets Ride, Too Shelton not only got a football. He also wound up with a ride off the field on the shoulders of his overjoyed players after they blasted Lamar with an offensive display that produced five touchdown passes and 461 total yards. So now Drake is no longer the owner of the nation's longest Division I losing streak. The misery ended at 10. And the Bulldogs didn't set the DRAKE Please turn to Page Seven ii 1) SPORTS roundup Football GREATER DES MOINES Drake A3, Lamar 21 North 13, Roosevelt 12 Lincoln 34, Hoover 14 (freshmen) Valley 24, East 8 (freshmen) BIG TEN Michigan 23, Iowa 6 Indiana 34, Minnesota 22 Michigan State 49, Illinois 20 Ohio State 42, Wisconsin 0 Purdue 28, Northwestern 16 BIG EIGHT Iowa State 41, Kansas 3 Missouri 24, Colorado 14 Nebraska 31, Oklahoma State 14 Oklahoma 42, Kansas State 7 MISSOURI VALLEY New Mexico 35, New Meico State 13 San Diego State 41, Tulsa 7 West Texas Suit 31, Indiana State 20 Wichita State 35, long Beach State 21 NORTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE Augustana (S.D.) 52, Morningside 6 Northern Iowa 23, South Dakota State 12 Nebraska-Omaha 17, North Dakota 14 Please turn to Page Five 7 iwaw 4 v- after Drake's first victory Iowan steals show from Miller, Hipp By BUCK TURNBULL Sunday Register stall Writer STILLWATER, OKLAl It was supposed to be a classic confrontation of great running backs here Saturday, Oklahoma State's Terry Miller against Nebraska's I.M.

Hipp, both getting a chance to flash their rare talents on television. But lo and behold, right into the middle of this picture stepped Iowan Curtis Craig to steal the show. The Nebraska senior wingback from Davenport, burst loose for 82 yards in just five carries, scoring one touchdown and supplying the spark that lifted the Cornhuskers to MimaMtf')flnHBnwMmiiiii i niiawmam A jubilant Coach Chuck Shelton is lifted by John Hoffmann t(left) and Matt Henry 461 yards let Drake end skid much for Miller's Heisman Trophy candidacy, although he did wind up with his sixteenth straight 100-yard game. Two meaningless late runs boosted him to 116 yards in 28 carries. But his was largely a one-man effort for the Cowboys, while Nebraska had a much better supporting cast for Hipp.

In addition to Craig's exploits, the Huskers also got a stellar performance from quarterback Tom Sorley. 'Best Overall Game' "We haven't looked any better all year," said Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne. "We might have been a little better offensively at times, but this was our best overall game." The Huskers remained in the Big NEBRASKA Please turn Page Five By RON MALY Sunday Register Staff Writer V. It's a good thing the locker room walls at Drake Stadium were constructed solidly. Otherwise, they might have crumbled under the pressure of all the screaming and pounding the Bulldog football players did late Saturday.

A celebration like the old place hadn't seen for quite a while went on after Drake stormed to its first victory of the season with the highest 'point total a Bulldog team has had in .61 games. "I'll keep this thing the rest of my I life," Coach Chuck Shelton said, while clutching the game ball his players i.

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