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Sunday, September 28, 1969
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Adroit 4frecrc0s SECTION In This Section Inside Sports Page 6 Outdoors with Opre Page 8 Sports - Want Ads SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1969 Want Ads Pages 9-20 Crush WO vermes l&t&r,:, , ..A,.- fc,,.,...,., ..,..rl-,..1,.....,.,..1, -, , , , ri..- '-j riifTifiiirtir- inTiitrmiiiriii MniiiMihiiiiiTirr'fnliTir-ir r r-- AP Pt'Olo Washington, 0 Q uartcrback Don Moorhcad finds running room against Huskies for one of U-M's 7 TDs I'.V CURT SYU'ESTER Free Press Sports Writer ANN ARBOR The Michigan Wolverines discovered a. serious flaw in their offense Saturday they can't score two-point conversions. So, since they couldn't secure their lead in that manner, they found a suitable method of compensating for that glaring inadequacy. They kept scoring touchdowns. Soven of the six-pointers finally tied the ballgame down and the Wolverines won their second straight for Bo Schembcchler by romping past the Washington Huskies, 45-7. It'MOK QUARTERBACK Don Moorhead and sophomore ninning back Glenn Doughty led the Wolverines to victory. Moorhead .scored three touchdowns and passed for another while Doughty scored once and piled up 191 yards in 2!) carries. 'Hie Wolverines piled up a grand total offense of 5S1 yards 50 yards better than the old team record which was set against Ohio State in 1943. A .Michigan Stadium crowd of 49,1181 farm plus a regional television audience watched the Wolverines overpower the big strong Huskies, who were siipjwsed to be a serious test for the .Michigan team. Schembcchler changed his tactics after the opening week's 42-14 win over Vander-bilt. "Washington is a very tough inside team," Schembcchler said after the game. "We felt we had to go wide and throw the football." MOORHEAD couldn't have carried out the game plan better. He added 128 yards rushing to Doughty's 191 and he completed 14 of 19 passes for another 160 yards. And, when you're going that well, even the mistakes don't hurt you. The Wolverines had taken a 6-0 lead on a Moorhead-to-Jim Mandich touchdown in the first quarter and had driven to the Washington five in the second quarter on Moorhead passes of 15 yards to Paul Sta-roba and 13 yards to Mandich. .Moorhead then scored his first touchdown of the day on a broken play that left liiiu to face the Huskies completely alone. All 10 of his teammates on the offensive unit went to the left the way the play was supposed to go and Moorhead went to the right all by himself and scored the touch- "I don't know why I did it that way," down easily. Turn to l'age 7C, Column 1 First downs Rushing yardage Passing yardaqe Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized Washington 0 Michigan MICH Mandich pass (kick failed). MICH Moorhead S run (run failed), MICH Moorhead 1 run (run tailed). MICH Moorhead run (run failed). WASH-Kennamer 7 pass from HanzllK (volbrecht kick). MICH-Doughty 19 run (Tltas kick). MICH-Craw I run (Killian kick). MICH-Harris SI pass from Belts (Kll lian kick). A 49,684. WASH U M 18 34 230 362 66 219 a 29 S-17-4 15-23-0 4-31 7 2-32 I 0 0 35 59 0 7 0- 12 21-41 ; from Moorhead Spartans on dense. u BY JACK S.WLOIt Free Press Sports Writer EAST LANSING Michigan State's football team, thia lovely autumn, is shaping up as a little bit good, a little bit shaky and a certain amount lucky. The Spartans combined the proper mixture of each here Saturday to pull out a 23-15 victory over Southern Methodist before 72.1S9 fans at Spartan Stadium. MSU turned the game around with 1G points in the, final period to register its second straight victory and hand the luckless Mustangs their third straight defeat. It was the first game ever scheduled between the two schools and the Spartans really don't care if they see 'em again for quite a spell. They had to overcome a tremendous offensive show by SMU's Chuck Hixson, but pulled it off with a series of big plays by some mavericks on the MSU defense. HIXSON', a 6-foot-2, junior with a rubber arm. hit 17 of 30 passes for 2-M yards and eclipsed Doak Walker's SMU record by running his total offense mark to 3,729 yards. But it was his lone interception that started the SMU' downfall in the fourth quarter. The Mustangs had used two SMU fumbles to good advantage and carried a 13-7 lead into the final period. Then Chuckin' Charlie misfired. Harold Phillips stole a pass to set up a Gary Boyce field goal, Ron Joser.h pounced on two Mustang fumbles to spark the Spartans to a touchdown and another field goal, and disaster was averted. DKSPITK Hixson's figures, the Spartan defense, led by Wilt Martin and Don Law, performed admirably and deserves the major share of credit for the decision. The bulky, but nimble-footed Spartan forward line got to Hixson eight times in the game and the SMU quarterback had been thrown only 11 times all last season. "Our defense was sound," said coach Duffy Daugherty." But our offense needs a lotta work. I'm not satisfied with our passing." Quarterback Bill Triplett, picking up 122 yards himself on veer-option keepers, directed the ground offensive to 302 yards. But for the second straight game his passing was spotty. He completed only six of 16 for a meager 37 yards. AS WAS the case against Washington a week ago, MSU struck fast but couldn't stand prosperity. Bucks Bury TCU, 62 KV JACK BKRRY Free Press Sports Writer COLUMBUS Ohio State, once accused of treating non-league teams nonchalantly, crushed Texas Christian, 62-0, Saturday with as awesome an assortment of talent as you'll ever see on one college team. "It's the finest college football team ever assembled," said shell-shocked TCU coach Fred Taylor. "If they have the Incentive to play like this every week, no one will beat them." The defending national champions scored the first three times they had the ball and it wasn't any of that three - yards - and - a - cloud- TCU 0 S U 9 26 44 373 152 1?2 23 102 5-36-4 9-19-1 10-37 5-42 1 0 5 47 9 0 0-0 19 14 14 15-62 First downs Rushinq yardage Passing yardaqe Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized Texas Christian Ohio State OSU Jankowskl 51 pass from Kern (White OSU-Otis 2 run (kick failed). OSU Brockington 2 run (kick failed). OSU-Otis 9 run (White kick). OSU-Brockington 5 run (White kick). OSU-Kern 17 run (White kick). OSU-Kern 5 run (White kick). OSU Brockinqton 2 run (Brockinqton run). Attendance 86,4)2. of-dusf stuff, either. For one thing, it poured rain starting in the second quarter. For another, Hayes' offense is considerably .more sophisticated. Easy with Pliipps Purdue Flips Irish, 28-14 BY JOE FALLS Free Press Sports Editor WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. All that was missing was the lemonade and a beach umbrella. Otherwise, Jack Mollenkopf, the portly Purdue coach, enjoyed a pleasant afternoon against Notre Dame Sat urday. Jolly Jack sat there in an easy chair at the 50-yard line, with his arms folded and his legs crossed, and watched impassively as his team took Notre Dame apart, 28-14, before a record Ross-Ade Stadium crowd of 68,179. Well, why get excited? Anyone would have enjoyed coaching this game if they had Mike Phipps on their side. PHIPPS is the Purdue quarterback, a sure bet No. 1 draft choice and an early candidate for the Heisman Trophy award. In other words, a real pro prospect. ' The young man did it all and seldom has Purdue won more easily over the Irish in this old Indiana rivalry. Thipps scored once, passed for one touchdown, set up two First downs Rushing yardaqe Passing yardaqe Return yardaqe Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized Notre Dame puraue NO PURDUE 21 19 127 201 153 213 5 51 14-24-1 12-20-1 7-35 9 6-35 8 0 0 1 104 7 0 7-14 7 7 7-20 PUR-Cooper 37 poss from Phipps (Jones kick). PUR-Brown 3 run (Jones kick). ND-Ziegler 10 pass from Theissman (Hempel kick). PUR-Phipps 1 run (Jones kick). PUR Brown 2 run (Jones kick). ND-Gatewood 20 pass from Theissman (Hempel kick). Attendance 68,179 others with his arm . . . and even threw an honest-to-good-ness block to clear the way for the first of halfback Stan Brown's two TDs. It was Purdue's third straight victory over Notre Dame. If the rest are this easy, Mollenkopf, whi is nearing 64 years of age, may to 0 REX KERN", the redhaired magician Junior quarterback, connected with Bruce Jankowskl on a 36-yard pass to the TCU seven the first time OSU got the ball. That was called back for an illegal receiver downfield ... so Kern promptly hit Jankowski over the middle on the next play for a 58-yard scoring play. "We're more diversified than we used to be" Hayes said, just a slight smile showing, "That's obvious. If they want to crowd us, we'll put it In the air. This Is the best material we've ever had." Woody is not your crying-towel kind of coach. Before the game he said, "We've got great football players and I've never made any attempt to hide them.", He sure didn't. He used 68 of them in the rout. "It was our biggest crowd (86,412), our biggest score and the most players we've used," Hayes said. IT WAS the biggest crowd in OSU history, surpassing the mob that sat in on the annihilation of Michigan in the Big Ten title game last fall, and the most points Woody has run up but not the biggest OSU score. The Bucks knocked off Virginia, 75-0, in their 1933 opener. And Woody, believe It or not, was apologetic for sending John Brockington over for a two-point conversion with the score 53-0 at 7:39 of the final quarter. "I'm sorry about that," the OSU coach said. "But TCU went offside on the conversion attempt and we've, al? ways harped on our kids there's no excuse to go offside on the conversion . . . that if someone did it against us we'd go in for the two points. It was my fault ... I shouldn't have let it happen." BUT IT WAS the old sock-it to 'em Woody so beloved by Michigan fans who called time twice in the last minute of the first half with the score already 33-0. And It was tliri same old Woody who called time with 24 seconds left In the game, -e i iif v i 'Xr '; V- V;' V i urt t :A r-r 5 v itiiKimiM j( Tf-11 M-p1-!"1- - mTn-iiif'n i ritfti firniriililiiwiv.iifiii 'ffi i Mmwfii .Aa-- 4ssl 4 a xx-. n Spartans' Don Ilighsniith squirts away from SMU tacklers for first touchdown McLarens To Lead Off Can-Am BV BOB LATSHAW Free Press Sports Writer . CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION As has been the case all season long in the rich Cam-Am challenge cup series, Denis Hulme and Bruce McLaren are still' 1-2. The two New Zealanders in their McLaren M12Bs nailed down the first two starting spots for Sunday's 200-mile race over the three-mile road course at Michigan Internation al Speedway. A stiff challenge by Chris Anion in the battle for the pole position only resulted in his car blowing an engine and being forced out of the race. Amon twice took the top speed away from Hulme when he tooled the bright red Ferrari around the track at speeds of 113 and 114 miles an hour. Then McLaren posted a 115.755 mile an hour mark in the final 45 minutes of qualifying. But Hulme came right back to beat his boss with a 116.756 mark that withstood the final challenge. AS A RESULT of their 1-2 starting spots on the grid, the Turn to Tage 7C, Column 7 Turn to Page 7C, Column 5 J Turn to Tage 4C, Column S Denny 6-Hits Bosox, 2-1 Tigers 2nd All Alone BV C.EORfiE CANTOR the players as saying the team such excuses unnecessary with Free Press Sports Writer had given up on the season, the game they played Sat- BOSTON The Tigers' $800 Frcd LaRher Dave c . urday. crusade, hopelessly bogged bpU and Mike Kllkcnny all "I could sense something down m a month-long slump, ted ag ; u out there today," said McLain started rolling once more Sat- felt team had re'sled it. afterward. u rday- self to finishing in third place. . . . ... , . But it wasn't a drive for , . You can lauSn at this but just a couple hundred bucks , p f rlc -so I "ally felt that we were up anymore It had suddenly be- lrntated by the story that he more for this game than any- conicthe last chance the last came around to Detroit news- time in months. There's only clnnce for the Timers to sal- PaPermen before the game one place to finish, sure. But vage some shred bof satisfac- and "kcd ''e WC'd bee" in SeCOnd al1 year tion out of a season that had something andicating that the and we don't want to blow it fallen apart in their hands. ref Players dld sPeak for There's some pride in Denny McLain pitched De- the team as a whole- that. troit back into sole tenancy of BUT THE Tigers made all "I know I didn't feel a hell-second place with his . th uya ,ot Uke itcW m b victory, a gritty six-hit, 2-1 cause of my arm. But mental-victory over Boston. Detroit boston ly I was raring to go." THE DECISION broke a jre,j, a b3roh,bo Andrews 2ba4 0hobo McLain still needed two big four-eame losin? streak for Northrup cf 5220 Lahoud rt 400ou , t ,u r ."1 ' ! ,, j 1 Kaiine rf 4 o 2 o Ystrmski if 3000 breaks to get him through the Tigers and followed some cash lb 4 0 2 1 Petroclli ss 4 0 2 0 this one Detroit ?ot him n of the most forlorn baseball WHorton if 3010 OBrien 3b 3010 lms one- Detroit got mm a ?l t ? . 11 rLl- Ircerki 2b 0000 Scott .lb 3110 quick run off Vincente Romo they had p ayed all year. The Freehan c 3000 BConigiro cf 3 0 1 0 . .. . tJ qv ,imh ,t ihw watchick 2b 3000 Moses, c '20ii m the first on successive sin-Red Sox had Wiped out their Stanley cf lOOO Romo p 0 0 0 0 p-iPS hv Northrnn Al Kaiine 5 p-ame hold on second Dlace Wert 3b 4 o o o BLee p 2000 les D" iNlorinrup, ai K-aiine 0 u game noia on secona pwue McLain p 4 0 0 0 Schotieid ph 1000 and Norm Cash. Romo's el- ln just one week. stange p 0000, .... . , . . But Jim Northrup broke up " i " 0 iltened up on him be- a 1-1 deadlock between Mc- Total 34 2 8 1 Tot.i 29 iTJ tween innings and he was Lain and Bill Lee with an . J J J ? J Jz rePlaccd by Lee- eighth-inning double and came DP-Detroit 1. LOB-Detroit 9, Boston The rookie lefthander throt- home on a passed ball for the UrS sN-ffiS SB" tied the Tigers in the fifth winning margin. . McLain (W 24-9) '5 R,EI? B?s(? when Boston tied it up. Singles The Tigers had been upset Romo . ' 1 31100 by Sid O'Brien and Billy Son- before the game by a wire B Letu-a ...... 7j3 s 1 1 2 4 . ,iaro Rnd a sacrifice ly b service story carried In a Bos- Lyie 1-30 0 0 0 0 ton paper that quoted three of Toi A-2i!"459. (Freehan)- PB-Moses- Turn to Tage 4C, Column 3 Triplett scooted 64 yards to MSU's 15 the first time State got the ball and Don Highsmith barreled 15 yards for the touchdown. But then the fumbles and staggers set in. A clipping penalty nit Erie Allen's 60-yard run in half and a TD was aborted. A Triplett fumble at the Mustang 21 stopped another threat and it was obvious the Spartans were destined to do it the hard way. Hixson put the Mustangs in passing gear, spreading his 17 completions among six receivers, and got SMU back in the game. His one-yard touchdown run ended a 68-yard drive early in the second quarter and cut the gap to 7-6. MSU's Ralph Wielaba blocked the extra point try. A penalty saved a possible SMU touchdown later in the second quarter and the Spartans stumbled in the third period with their skimpy lead. DESPITE some timely de fensive plays, the Spartans were stung for 10 points in a 15-secorid span in the period. An SMU drive was stopped at the 31, but Bicky Lesser booted a 48-yard field goal for a 9-7 lend. Allen fumbled the kickoff return. Chipper Johnson recovered and on the first play Hixson unerringly hit Gordon Gilder with a 41-yard touchdown strike. "We had him covered with two men," Daugherty pointed out, "but that was a perfect pass." It was the 29th touchdown toss of Hixson's record-breaking career. Allen fumbled again, permitting the Mustangs to reach the Spartan 29, but when Lesser's field goal try wa3 wide, the breaks began to swing to Michigan State. First, a blocked punt by Ron Curl. Whoops, no score as Boyce missed a field goal from the 36. Then Phillips stepped in front of Hixon's pass. This time Boyce connected from the 26 and it was 15-10. Joseph grabhed Hixon's bobble at the Spartan 36 and Triplett took the Spartans 64 yards to a touchdown in 10 plays. He stayed on the ground all the way and Don Highsndth burst over from the five. A two-point conversion try failed, but Joseph was on the job to collect Daryl Doggett'S fumble at the SMU 22 and in six plays State tallied again, Triplett lobbing a five-yard toss in the zone to Bruce Kulesza. Boyce's kick gave MSU its eight-point edge, but Hixson made the Spartans sweat it out to the last minute, passing the Mustangs to the 11 before his last three frantic tries slipped through receivers' fingers. Free Press Pnoro DV DlCK TRIPP First downs Rushing yardaqe Passing yardage Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized Southern Methodist Micnigan state SMU MSU IT V 49 302 144 37 11 . 17-311 i-U-i e-31 e-33 3 4 40 M g-11 I 0 0 1421 MSU-Highsmith 15 run (Boyce kick). amy niAun I run (KICK re eOl. SMU-FG Lesser 4. SMU-Gilder 41 past from Hlxon (kick failed). MSU FG Boyce 3. MSU-Highsmith S run (kick failed). MSU Kulesza 5 pest from Triplett (Boyce kick). A 72,189. Fair Enough TOLEDO Pontiac's Joe Fair driving a 1965 Chevella topped 46 qualifers for Sunday's Glass City 200 at Toledo Speed way with a speed of 99.24 mph on the half-mile track. Second was Danny Byrg, Dearborn, with 98.92 in a 1965 Ford. A field of 46 qualified for the 200,

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