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On paper Minnesota is a team
that looks like a potential win-
ner of the Big Ten this year.
On the field last week they
looked somewhat less than that.
A narrow 13-12 victory over an
underrated Utah team showed
that the Gophers have a long
way to go before the Big Ten
season starts if they're going to
figure in the conference race.
Minnesota's chief asset is still
their defensive line, though Utah
riddled it for 232 yards. It aver-
ages out to 239 pounds a man and
is anchored by end Bob Stein,
the Gophers' only All-American
candidate. A junior, Stein played
in just two games last year but is
still called the best player in the
Big Ten by his coaches. Four let-
termen play along side of Stein
and as the season goes on this

unit should strengthen and pose
a formidable obstacle for Big Ten
Linebacking is where the Goph-
ers are hurting. Not one letter-
man' returns at this post, and
Dennis Cornell, a guard switched
to linebacker this season, is out
for the year following knee sur-
gery. Last week, Leon Trawick,
6'4" and 230 pounds of "super
sophomore," was switched to
linebacker in an effort to fill the
Enemy quarterbacks will find
the going rough against Minne-
sota's experienced s e c o n d a r y.
Three lettermen including cap-
tain Tom Sakal give the Gophers
good front line strength at de-
fensive halfback. Depth here, as
in many other positions, is lack-
If and when Minnesota's de-

in the conference), but with soph-
omore performances making the
difference between a good team
and a championship team. The
line has lost Bill Christison also
through knee surgery, but seven
other lettermen return to give
Minnesota's backs a formidible
front wall. They're big (243
pound average) and slow (no de-
tails available on just how slow),
but they'll open the holes for the
runners and that's what they're
getting paid, ah, supposed to do.
Minnesota will depend heavily
on sophomores to spark the of-
fense. Curt Wilson, the Gophers'
leading ground gainer last season
as a quarterback has been switch-
ed' to left halfback where his run-
ning as well as his passing will
pose a threat to opposing de-

fense jells, things will be bleak for
the unfortunate opponent. The
potential is there if they can put
it all together.
The offense is in much the
same position-lettermen galore
(Minnesota's 29 returning letter-

Two more "super sophs" (the
ones who come complete with
press clippings), will probably
be in the starting lineup when
Big Ten action starts. Both have
been hit with injuries and, though
they played Saturday, are not 100
percent. Phil Hagen is a poised
signal caller who came off the
bench in his first collegiate game
and took Minnesota 88 yards in
the final three minutes to steal
the victory against Utah. Hagen
is a brilliant passer from whom
great things are expected. When
he's completely sound those great
things just may happen.
Junior Ray Stephens, brother
of former Minnesota All-Ameri-
can quarterback Sandy Stephens,
is the other quarterback but he's
also injured though not serious-
ly. Stephens was not able to gen-
erate much of an attack Satur-
day, and Minnesota is counting
on Hagen to -'man the controls.
Fullback Jim Carter is 6'3," 215
pounds of bruiser, a short yard-
age man who can power his way
for long gains. One of the most
sought after players in the coun-
try two years ago, Carter's not yet,
at full strength due to a shoulder
injury, but also playedrSaturday.
With Hagen and Carter healthy,
the Gopher attack will be very
explosive. (Ever been attacked by
exploding gophers?)
The pass receiving corps is thin,
in numbers but includes three'
good starters. One hundred fifty-
six pound flanker Hubie Bryant
runs the hundred in 9.5 seconds
and is especially dangerous on
reverses. It should be interesting4
when Bryant and Michigan's
George Hoey hook up against each1
other. The end positions are held;
down by Chip Litten, good hands1
and good moves, and Charley
Sanders, a-defensive end last year.'
Litten made a fantastic catch off7
a Hagen pass in the waning min-
utes Saturday to win the game.I


Mad Scramble For Lambert


Pity poor Pitt.
A survey of major independents
east of the Mississippi usually
starts with the chances of the
powerhouses, then slides into a
consideration of how the rest
might "luck out."
But how can anybody with a
heart neglect the Panthers of
Ever since former Chancellor
Edward Litchfield ordered the
"boring" offense to "open up" a
few years ago, the once-potent
Panthers have been somewhat
less than fearsome. Last year's
record of 1-9 was typical, and
this year-well, Coach Dave Hart,
forced to call upon eight sopho-
mores to start offensively, says
that they are "rebuilding." .
So who do they face in this
particularly "off" year? UCLA
was the first on the Panthers'
schedule. They edged Pitt, 40-8..
Miami of Florida is also there,
who despite their opening game
upset by Northwestern are still
one of the nation's top teams.
Add in Eastern strongboys
Navy, Syracuse, Army, and Penn
State (they meet the Nittany
Lions late in the season when
State is historically at its peak).
Big Ten hopefuls Wisconsin and
Illinois and fired-up rival West
Virginia are also scheduled, and
the brew may already seem too
potent for any denizen of the
Cathedral of Learning. But the
heaviest seasoning is Notre Dame,
and that crowning touch may
give enough flavoring for the en-
tire season to be one long heart-
Lambert Hopefuls
While this may not be the year
of the Panther, other Easterners
shouldn't fare quite so badly. Sy-
racuse, which won the Lambert
Trophy as "best in the East" last
year despite opening losses to
Baylor and UCLA, is the favorite
to retain that symbol. They al-
ready avenged one of those de-
feats, topping Baylor last week-
end, and fullback Larry Csonka's
play this year should help Coach
Ben Schwartzwalder have another
fine season.
Should the Orange falter, how-

right losing to Northwestern last'
week-but it did.
The Hurricanes, with Ted Hen-
dricks and Jimmy Cox at defen-
sive and offensive end respec-
tively, should have an added ad-
vantage in playing their home
games in the cavernous Orange
Bowl-at night, yet. Perhaps it
was the daylight in Evanston
which caught them unaware, but
miracles don't happen too often.
In fact, the Notre Dame game on
Nov. 24 just might be this year's
"Game of the Century."
Virginia Tech, so far, has lived
up to its advance billing with two
wins. And with All-America safe-
tyman Frank Loria returning to
anchor a staunch defensive back-
field as well as an easy first
seven games, Coach Jerry Clai-
borne should have his team ready
to encounter Miami and Florida
The Florida State Seminoles,
meanwhile, shocked the experts
last week with their 37-37 tie of
Alabama. Everyone knew they'd
be good, but that was as many

points as were scored on Ala-
bama all last year. Flanker Ron
Sellers is the key to Florida
State's aerial game, but he isn't
the only target for quarterback
Kim Hammond.
Prestige is a big word around
Georgia Tech, too, and the Yel-
lowjackets were stunned when
Coach Bobby Dodd quit in a be-
lated decision because of ill
health. New Coach Bud Carson
inherits a team strong not only
in tradition but also in exper-
ience. Passer Kim King and fab-
ulous tailback Lennie Snow return
.from last year's 9-1 team, and
last week's squeaky victory over
pesky Vanderbilt gives an unfair
picture of the offense.
Tech's biggest problem will be
the schedule, which shows an
amazing resemblance to Pitt's.
Both teams finish up with mur-
derous opponents, only Georgia
Tech finds hers in the form of
Miami, Notre Dame, and Geor-
gia. But here the resemblance
ends. With Tech, the games will
be even matches; with Pitt, they
may well be agony.

Minnesota's first string ranks
with the best but depth could be
the painful spot. However, sub-
stitutes are gaining valuable ex-
perience filling in for hurt play-
ers now, before the Big Ten wars
begin. Barring further injuries
and with good development of
sophomores, Minnesota will be
heard from this year. Head coach
Murray Warmath says, "The Big
Ten race is going to be one hell
of a race, and we expect to be
right in the thick of it."
Minnesota's interesting sched-
ule includes three conference
champions from last year (SMU
of the Southwest, Nebraska of
the Big Eight and MSU) and
successive home games with State
and Michigan. After last week-
end, it looks as though the Big
Ten might have a race to rival
the American League. Minnesota
isn't faring too poorly in the
American League.




ever, Army, Penn State, and pos-
sibly Navy are hopeful of picking
up the' slack. Army, with last
year's "Coach of the Year" Tom
Cahill, as well as last year's 8-2
record, look strong, especially
with quarterback Steve Lindell
back. A surprisingly easy 26-7
victory over Virgina last week
gives an idea of their potential,
but last year's luck in not having
one serious injury might help too.
Lions Will Roar
Penn State, meanwhile, is con-
tinuing this year in their tradi-
tion of blowing the easy opening
game before coming on strong at
the end. Coach Joe Paterno's
squad has a string of 28 consecu-
tive non-losing seasons, most of
them gained in this manner, and
last week's loss to underdog Navy
follows the pattern. Of course,
with Miami of Florida, UCLA, and
Boston College in the immediate
offing, it may be awhile before
the Nittany Lions get going. Yet,
they do end up with Pitt.
Navy is a question mark. Pick-
ed by many to edge Pitt for last
among the Easterners, the Mid-
dies have a schedule which near-
ly rivals the Panthers.' But they
do have a few semi-patsies to give
some confidence before the Army-
Navy holocaust. And the victory
over Penn State gives promise.
South of the Mason-Dixon line
the independent picture, which
started off so set, has developed
into a welter of confusion. Miami
of Florida, picked by most pre-
season analysts to be one of the
nation's leadini teams, had no

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