Friday, February 01, 2008

'70s Flashback: 1977 Game 3- Michigan 14 Navy 7

Sept. 24, 1977: The #1 ranked Wolverines got all they could handle from Navy but Michigan came away with the victory in front of 101,800 fans at Michigan Stadium. The Wolverines won on the strength of two Harlan Huckleby second quarter touchdowns. Michigan's offense was unable to produce a first down during the third quarter and was held scoreless in the second-half. Nonetheless, the Wolverines were able to prevail as Michigan's stout defense held Navy to seven points on the afternoon. Michigan's defense was led by linebacker Ron Simpkins (19 tackles) and Defensive Tackle Curtis Greer (pictured at right) who tallied 10 tackles with 2 sacks. Greer was named Defensive Champion of the game. Go Blue!

Second Quarter
M-Huckleby, 13 yd. run (Willner)
M-Huckleby, 22 yd. run (Willner)
Third Quarter
N-Jones, 34 yd. pass from Lesczcynski (Tata)

Rushing: Huckleby (M) 24-147; R.Davis (M) 19-93; Klawinski (N) 13-63.
Passing: Lesczcynski (N) 16-28-194; Leach (M) 4-5-36.
Receiving: Kurowski (N) 4-64; McConkey (N) 3-32; Callahan (N) 3-24; Gattuso (N) 3-18.

Previous Posts re: the 1977 season:

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At 5:27 PM, Blogger Markus said...

Navy had a pretty good football program in the late 1970s and early 1980's. This was mainly due to outstanding HC George Welsh (later HC at Virginia). The Midshipment have have historically always played Michigan tough, including the 1981 game in Ann Arbor where UM won again by a butthair 21-16 with Steve Smith's heroics.

I, for one, would welcome another home-home series for UM versus both Army and Navy. Using throwback uniforms from the 1930s and 1940s might also be cool.


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