Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on October 19, 1969 · Page 45
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Detroit ifrec Press SECTION In This Section The Inside of Sports Page 6 Outdoors w ith Opre Page 8 Want Ads Pages 11-22 Sports - Want Ads SUND'AY, OCTOBER 19th, 1969 9 n n.9 23 2 Win over U-M Revives Rose Bowl Hopes BY JACK SAYLOR Fret Press Sports Writer EAST LANSING Michigan's hot line to Pasadena ran into a short circuit Saturday. The live wires were Bill Triplett, Don Highsmith and a recharged Michigan State defensive unit who teamed to stage a 23-12 upset of the Wolverines before a near-record 79,368 fans in Spartan Stadium. It was Sweetest Dayand the Spartans observed with the sweetest thing they can think of in these parts a victory over Michigan which projected themselves back into the Big Ten's Rose Bowl picture. . EACH TEAM, now ha3 a 1-1 conference record and a 3-2 overall mark. This was a "must" game for MSU and the Spartans didn't muss it up. They ran up a 23-3 lead before staving off a belated Wol verine rally in the fourth quarter. Highsmith game Michigan 10 of its points, but what the high-stepping halfback giveth, he also taketh away. He scored two touchdowns in teaming with Triplett on the Spartans' infantry assault. State's offensive line had a block party and the Spartans rambled 355 yards on the ground, resorting to the forward pass only four times. The MSU defense, coming to life after two nightmarish weekends in South Bend and Columbus, effectively throttled the high-scoring Wolverines, who had been averaging 34 points a game, until a lead was built up. EVEN MICHIGAN'S final two point3 were a giveaway a deliberate safety, but the Spartans blew a chance to gift wrap the game at the end of the half. . Thus U-M stayed perilously close on the running of Glenn Doughty and Don Moore-head's passing in the fourth period. But Michigan couldn't match the double-barreled ground assault of Triplett and Highsmith. The MSU quarterback ran for 143 yards-all but 10 of them in the first half, then Highsmith, a shifty 190-pounder, took over and spearheaded the drive to State's clinching TD. In all, he carried 30 times for 134 yards. Michigan, a six-point favorite in the 62nd meeting of the ancient rivals, drew first blood figuratively if not literally on Tim Killian's 29-yard field goal early in the second quarter. , Ohio State 34 Minnesota 7 (Story This Page) Purdue 35 Iowa 31 ( Story on Page 2C ) Southern Cal 14 Notre Dame 14 (Story This Page) Indiana 41 Illinois 20 ( Story on Page 2C ) Penn St. 15 Syracuse 14 ( Story on Page 2C) Eastern Mich. 48 Kentucky St. 6 ( Story on Page 5C ) Alci n Scores 29 In Debut BY CURT SYLVESTER Free Press Sports Writer MILWAUKEE It was the dawning of the age of Al-cindor. The man expected by many to have all of the impact ion pro basketball Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain Jiad Lew Alcindor made his debut Saturday. ; - He and his Milwaukee Buck teammates opened the NBA season by tripping the Pistons, 119-110, in front of a much smaller than anticipated crowd of 7,782 in the Milwaukee Arena. The event was greeted with all due respect ABC televised it nationwide, Alcindor's parents sat in the box with NBA president J. Walter Kennedy and a couple dreamy-eyed World Series fans even showed up with a sign lettered: Milwaukee Mets. Then Alcindor went to work on the Pistons for 29 points and 12 rebounds which made him just what the Buck fans knew he was the best in the game. Big Lew 'Will Be Better' BY CURT SYLVESTER Fret Press Sports Writer MILWAUKEE Lew Alcindor still doesn't do everything a big man can do with a basketball but, be patient he's still learning. "For Instance, today was the first time he had ever played against Walt Bellamy," Milwaukee coach Larry Costello cited. "He learned a lot today. "By the time he's been around the league a couple times by February or March he'll be better "than he is now." NOT THAT there is really that much wrong with Alcindor right now. As a matter of fact, Big Lew was the only one dissatisfied with his game Saturday in beating Detroit. The Pistons were dully impressed, although not humbled, by the NBA's prize rookie. "He's good, there's no question about it," said Bellamy, Detroit's 6-foot-ll center who played opposite Alcindor. "Anything that's good . . . he can do it;" Bellamy continued. "He'll fit into whatever Larry (Costello) has for him to do." While Bellamy was on the bench in foul trouble, second-year man Otto Moore tried handling Alcindor. "You try to lean on him, do as much as you can to bother him before he gets Turn U Tage "C Column 1 HE SHOULD be a tremendous success on television," quipped Piston coach Bill van Breda Kolff after being handed his first loss as the Detroit coach. "He's a good player. He must be . . . he's making a lot of money," the Piston roach grinned. It was just as much the fine play of Alcindor's teammates Jon McGlocklin, Flynn Robinson and Tom Dandridge, along with numerous Detroit errors, however, that gave the Bucks their first win of the season. MCGLOCKLIN and Robinson came up with 23 points each and Dandridge scored 14 plus pulling down nine rebounds. Detroit center Walt Bellamy scored 25 points and had the job of contending with the Milwaukee rookie through most of the game, although Otto Moore got in for part of the job when Bellamy got into early foul trouble. Alcindor scored baskets, set up teammates nicely, forced Bellamy and Moore into fouling situations and then came up with several clutch re-Turn to Page 7C, Column 1 " 1 T m . IT WAS SET UP by High-smith's fumble at the MSU 30, but big defensive plays by Rich Saul and Brad McLee forced U-M to settle for the three-pointer. After the kickoff , the Spartans charged into a lead they were not to relinquish. Triplett's 27-yard run was the big play in an 80-yard march and Highsmith slashed over from the two. Moments later, State capitalized on a U-M fumble as Ron Joseph grabbed 3Ioor-head's bobble at the Wolverine SS. Triplett converted it into a touchdown in six plays, ripping through a maze (and blue) of Michigan players to score from the 10 and make it 14-3. Two seconds later, the Spartans got an unexpected bonanza. DOUGHTY TOOK the subsequent kickoff at the one, thought better about running and stepped back into the end zone for a safety. It was one short step for a man but two more points for Michigan State and the ( Wolverines were in a deep hole. But the Spartans missed the chance to bury them. Randy Davis fumbled away U-M's free kick after the safe- - 4 III IMMMUr II 1 Wl II IWT IMMttVlf. T.IMI?.ilSfc. Sv WH Free Press Photo by DICK TRIPP Turn to rage 4C, Column i U-M's Tom Curtis (25) and Brian Ilealy team to stop 3ISU's Highsmith Doesn't Know About Team 5 Duffy s Going to Rose Bowl BY JOE FALLS Free Press Sports Editor EAST LANSING The Rose Bowl? Why, sure, said Duffy Daugherty after beating his favorite foes Saturday "I'm going to the Rose Bowl." But the Duff smiled and added: "But I don't know about the rest of our team." And that's what it was like in the MSU dressing room after Daugherty had put it to Alcindor goes over Dischinger for two points Kaciug Results Pg. 23C Gopher Mistakes Fatal Buckeyes Win, 34-7 MILWAUKEE FG FT Reo. PP Pts. Alcimlei- 12-27 S4 12 S 2 Chippell 3$ 0-0 3 4 Crawford 2 5 0-1 1 0 4 Oandhdqe 7-12 0-4 S 14 McGlocklin M4 5-5 t 4 23 Robinson 7-20 9-? 1 4 23 Rodger 5-7 O-O 3 2 10 D. Smith 1-4 0-0 10 0 2 G. Smith 4-7 0-0 10 4 I Totals 50-100 19-13 52 24 lit DETROIT FG FT Reb. PF Pts. Bellamy 9-15 7-7 1 4 25 Bins 2-9 1-2 10 5 Dischinw 5-'2 3-4 I 4 13 Komivc-s 4-12 0-1 3 4 12 McLemore 9'2 1-1 7 1 19 Miles 1-14 5-7 3 1 21 Moore 1-4 3-3 5 4 5 Walker 3-12 4-5 1 1 10 Workman 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 43-92 24O0 34 1 9 TlO Milwaukee 35 25 31 2 - 1'9 DETROIT 30 23 21 2 1U Attendanct-7,711 I MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The No. 1 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes, feasting on every opportunity for their 18th straight victory, beat back their stiffest challeng eSatur-day and trimmed the Minnesota Gophers, 34-7, in Big Ten football. The Buckeyes, recovering five fumbles and intercepting a pass, stopped the inspired Gophers five times inside the State 20-yard line to stretch their 1969 record to 4-0. Minnesota is 0-4-1. .. Fullback-Jim Otis gave the Bucks the only points they needed in the first period on runs of eight and two yards( each capping short drives set up by wobbly Minnesota punts deep" in Gopher territory. THE GOniERS, behind Jim i Carter's running and Phil Ha- marched 87 yards in 13 plays, gen's passing, drove to the Oh Regerve quarterback Kevin oldie ujic in liic o(ri.uuu pci iuu But Hagen threw wildly on a pitch-out and Dave W h i t field recovered on the Ohio 13. The Buckeyes quickly Rusnak passed 25 yards lo Bruce Jankowski for the touch-Turn to Tage 4C, Column 3 62-Yard FG! HILLSDALE CP Chester Marcol, a 19-j ear-old. sophomore from Imlay City, established a modern record for field goal kicking Saturday when he scored a three-pointer for Hillsdale College from 62 yards out in a college football game with Fairmont College of Virginia. Hillsdale won the game, 20-13. The longest previous boot was a 61-yarder by BUI Shear of Cortland (N.Y.) State in 1966. The longest kick on record was Mark Payne of Dakota Wesleyan, who drop-kicked a 63-yard field goal in 1915. Michigan once again, this time by a nice, safe 23-12 margin. THE VICTORY, in case you didn't know, gave Daugherty a 10-4-2 edge over the Wolverines in his term as the resident genius at MSU. Moreover, he has outscored the Wolverines, 318 to 168, In these past 16 years . . . and this one he had to enjoy be-cause he let the new man at Kick Hits Crossbar . . . Irish Tie SOUTH BEND, Ind (UPD The thickness of the crossbar was all that saved No. 3-ranked Southern California from its first defeat of the season Saturday and salvaged a 14-14 tie with No. 10-rated Notre Dame. The surging Irish had tied the game in the fourth quarter and, with just 24 seconds left on the clock, Scott Hem-pel tried for a 48-yard field goal which could have meant a Notre Dame victory. HIS KICK was low, but had the range and the crowd of 59,075 was breathless as it watched the flight of the ball. The ball hit the crossbar dead center between the uprights and dead center on the bar. It bounced straight back onto the gridiron. , The Irish, though ranked below the Trojans nationally, put on a gutty show after ISC had dominated the first half. Each team earned a touchdown and each team tallied a touchdown after a break. Notre Dame scored first on a one-yard plunge by Bill Bara Turn to Tage 4C, Column 7 Michigan, Bo Stiienibrehler know how it is to play Michigan State. Oh, Duffy was very careful not to gloat. He said all the right things, the complimentary things, about Schembech-ler and his staff. BUT DAUGHERTY knows what they've been trying to do over in Ann Arbor, to build back to the old great ness and recapture the former glories. The .most expedient way to do it, of course, is to knock off Duffy. So Daugherty really had to like this first encounter , , .. because his own coaching, as much as anything, turned It in favor of the Spartans. Daugherty dropped his veer option offense and went back Turn to Page 4C, Column 1 'Just Played Poorly9--Bo BY JACK BERRY Free Press Sports Writer EAST LANSING Go Blue? That's the way Michigan left Spartan Stadium Saturday, plenty blue. And Bo Schembechler, the man the Old Blues figured would beat hated State, stood in the same place where predecessors Bump Elliott and Bennie Ooster-baan stood, explaining Michigan losses to Duffy Davgher-ty. This one could be costlier than most. Schembechler was asked if he figured U-M still has a shot, at the Rose Bowl, granting another loss to No. 1 Ohio State. "You mean mathematically?" Bo shot back. "To win a title you've got to play to win it and we haven't done that. "We didn't play defense in the first half and we didn't move offensively against a team I think we should've moved against. "I don't think there was any one big play," Schembechler said when asked about Glenn Doughty's costly safety, about Spartan Brad McLee's safety blitz on U-M quarterback Don Moorhead in the second quarter and Michigan's dropped passes. "We just dayed poor football." Michigan ha3 had safety troubles two straight weeks. Preston Henry nearly cost one on a punt last week and nearly did it again Saturday . . . then Doughty did, Turn to Tage 4C, Column 1

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