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* :A Michigan 'Player E e o
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YOU'RE BOB PTACEK. You play football for the University of Hobbled by injuries last season, tossed
Michigan. You picked an inopportune time to enroll at that school. Gary Prahst never lived up, to Prahst'
Despite your ability you played in the shadow of a guy named Jim expectations as the successor to second
Pace. In high school you had been chiefly a quarterback, but when Ron Kramer. 210-b.
You came toIMichigan, the coaches saw fit to make you a halfback. He filled his end position ade- throug
For three years Pace performed most of the halfback chores, while quately, catching 15 passes for a knock
you either sat on the bench or spelled him for brief periods. 15.5-yard average, but never Mike P
Football fans kept comparing you to that guy named Pace. This emerged as the spectacular player But i
was ridiculous because you are a completely different type of ballherd hf.- g
urday. game.7
player.You're 6-1 and you weigh in at 208. You're not as fast as Pace. "It was his greatest perform- nose. P
Not too many men are. When you run, it takes more than one tackler ance," said Michigan Coach Ben- to the
to bring you down. Defensively, you rank as one of the best on the nie Oosterbaan. Monda
Wolverine squad Prahst bolstered the Michigan yesterd
Fbr three years you waited for the opportunity to show that you defense with his hard hitting play Almo
had what it takes to make the grade as a real star. You're a senior and elusively shook the State sec- tamed
this year in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. This is ondary to grab two passes for 17 healed.
your last year in collegiate football. Would that opportunity ever yards. missed
arrive? It was Prahst, who in the second at his
Indications that you would get your chance came as early as last period broke the game's scoreless though
Spring. Oosterbaan ran the team using more single wing than in any deadlock with a 42-yd. touchdown his nec
of the previous years you were at Michigan. Bennie felt that the type
of football player you are was ON THE I-M SCENE:
what he needed to fill the quarter- _
back slot in a single wing system.
You were smart enough to call
the plays and you were tough SAE Deea
enough to block, the chief task of
a single wing quarterback. Yes, By TOM WITECKI fire an
you were 'finally getting the Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma lone ba
chanceyou had always wanted Chi, Lambda Chi Alpha and Sig- Kappa
for now you were quarterback on ma Phi Epsilon all rolled to easy
the first team. victories to remain unbeaten in catchin
It wasn't long before you the social fraternity 'A' football conteste
showed that you planned to take league yesterday. remamne
advantage of the opportunity. SAE ground out a 38-0 win over Delta P
Your spirit and your drive spear- Sigma Phi with Bob Kucher and LeS B
headed both spring and fall prac- John Krueger each scoring twice, three t
tice. But there still remained the Sigma Chi piled up the same score extra p
actual game conditions for it is in truncing Alpha Epsilon Pi. Beta T
only in a game situation where Jim McColl and Bob McCollum Zeta Ps
a player can either be made or tallied twice apiece for Sigma Chi
broknUtilizing a spread formation closing
BOB PTACEK .ken, offense with only one man in the Tom PJ
finally That game occurred last Satur- backfield, Lambda Chi Alpha
day, October 4. Michigan played whipped Psi Upsilon, 32-6. Bill
a school located to the north of Ann Arbor which had acquired a Guiness showed coolness under
reputation In recent years for top football teams. 1958 was no excep-
tion. Once again the 'athletic factory In East Lansing had mass pro-
tduced a powerful football machine. At least, that's what all the Track Taken
"experts" were saying. You were quarterback on a team that was sup-
posed to lose by at least 13 points. But you and 37 of your teammates By Gmberg
were going to surprise everyone but yourselves. 4 ,jGo
Before the game got underway you, Bob Ptacek, were on the spot.
The second team quarterback was unable to play and it looked like Gomberg retained the I-M resi-
you were going to have to carry the entire offensive lo.ad. Your big ence hall outdoor track title for
moment had finally arrived and you knew it. Would you come :ut Reeves and Van Tyne in a
through? When the game ended, each and everyone in the record meet held at Ferry Field.
Crowd at Spartan Stadium realized that you did come through. You Firsts in the mile run, pole
blocked, you ran, you passed your team to a 12-12 tie, a moral vic- vault and 440-yd. run were big
tory for Michigan. factors in Gomberg's defending
effort. Second place Reeves scored
two firsts and third place Van
Tyne scored three firsts, but
G RSneitherhouse could match the
GRI SEECT ONS omberg depth.
Results: Gomberg 30, Reeves 21,
an Tyne 20, Anderson 102,
The third week of the football 'season means it's time for you Michigan 10, Hayden 9/2, Lloyd
to enter The Michigan Daily's Grid Picks contest. 9, Cooley and Chicago 8/2, Strauss
,circle7 Huber, Allen Rumsey and Win-
To enter just clip out the list of games printed below, cr chell 4, Scott 3,. and Hinsdale 1.
the teams you think are going to win, predict the final score of the
Michigan-Navy game and send the entry to: Grid Picks, The Michi-
gan Daily, 420 Maynard, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
If you happen to be in the vicinity of The Daily drop up and fill
Dut the entries provided for contestants there. The contest entries
close midnight Friday and each contestant is allowed only one entry.
The winner will be awarded two tickets to see Brigitte Bardott
n "La. Parisienne" which opens Friday at the lichigan theater.
1. Navy at Michigan (score) 11. Tennessee at Georgia Tech
2. Ohio 'State at Illinois 12. Kansas at Iowa State
3. 3 ndana at Iowa 13. Kansas State at Nebraska
4. Northwestern at Minnesota 14. Texas A'&M at Maryland
5. Purdue at Wisconsin 15. SMU at Missouri.. >:,:::t 9
6. Pittsburgh at Mich. State 16. N. C. State at Wake Forest< y
7. Army at Notre Dame 17. N. Carolina at S. Carolina .., f< .
8. Baylor at Duke 18. Oklahoma at Texas
9. Rice at Arkansas 19. Oregon State at Wyoming
10. Utah at California 20. Washington at Stanford

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ter intercepting a wildly
lateral pass. Again it was
s alertness that led to the
Michigan score. The 6'4"
senior bulled his way
h State's pass protectors to
the ball from quarterback
Panitch's hands.
n the second half an injury
gain took Prahst from the
This time it was a broken
'rahst was quick to return
lineup for a light practice
y and was again roughing it
ay at Ferry Field.
st all of the injuries sus-
against the Spartans have
Even Stan Noskin, whoj
the game with flu, was back
quarterbacking duties, al-
he wore a towel around
k for warmth.

ts Sigma
d passing ability from the
ckfield position.
a Phi Epsilon routed Phi
Tau, 30-8, on the pass
g talents of Charley Turn-
Bill Knapp. In a closely
ed game, Phi Sigma.Delta
d unbeaten by edging Tau
hi, 15-14, in overtime.
Benet scored 22 points on
ouchdown passes and two
oint plays to lead Zeta
Au to a 26-6 victory over
a Alpha Mu scored in the
minutes on a pass from
liner to s Mark Owens to

. Braves'Sa
.: Third erie,
Warren Spahn will attempt t
duplicate Lew Burdette's succes
story of 1957 when he faces the
Yankees in the crucial sixth gam
of the World Series today at Mil
waukee's County Stadium.
With only two days of res
Spahn will try to win his thin
series game and give Milwauke
their second straight World cham
Yanks Use Ditmar
To oppose the 37-year old left
hander Casey Stengel will have t
rely on the erratic Art Ditmai
(9-8 season record) or gamble b3
using Don Larsen or Whitey Ford
"I have to get a pitcher to com
pare with Spahn," noted Stengel
If Larsen, who shutout the Brave
GARY PRAHST on Saturday, or Ford pitches the:
..."best ever" will go to the mound with a maxi
mum of three days rest.
Stengel Troubled
Stengel is also troubled by the
thought that Larsen has been
hampered by an inflamed elbow
all season and tires"easily..
To provide moral support fo
Spahn, Manager Fred Haney wil
edge Theta Xi, 10-6. In other 'A' rely on the outfield trio of Wes
games Phi Kappa Sigma nipped Covington, left, Hank Aaron, right
Acacia 7-6 in overtime, Kappa and the series top hitter Bill Bru-
Sigma topped Pi Lambda Phi, 6-0, ton who is hitting at a .500 clip
and Delta Sigma Phi beat Trigon, The Milwaukee infield remains
in John Lasage scored three times
in the second half to lead de-
fending 'B' champion SAE to a
20-0 win over a stubborn Phi
Sigma Delta squad.
In three onesided 'B' games,
Phi Delta Theta whipped Alpha lm
Epsilon Pi, 32-0, Tau Kappa Epsi-
lon beat Tau Delta Phi, 26-0, and
Sigma Phi Epsilon won over Alpha
Sigma Phi, 20-0.
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hn Attempts
,s Win Today
intact with Del Crandall handling
o catching tasks.
ie Uncertain Lineup
e Silent Stengel remains quiet
- about his lineup with the excep-
tion of placing Elston Howard in
t left and Yogi Berra behind the
d plate. Predictions are that the
e rest of the outfield ' will contain
Mickey Mantle, center' and Hank
- Bauer, right. The infield will have
hitless Andy Carey at third and
Tony Kubek at short with Gil
- McDougald, second and Bill Skow-
o ron, first.
.Ptacek Named
in Big Ten Poll
Bob Ptacek, Michigan quarter-
back, was one of the six Big Ten
e players nominated by the Associ-
n ated Press as the Conference "Un-
w sung Heroes of the Week" for his
play against Michigan State last
tr Saturday.
1 Northwestern's Mike Stock and
s MSU's Jim Chastain were the two
, who received the final honor over
- Ptacek and Bob Corrigan of Indi-
ana, Bill Hobbs of Wisconsin and
z Tom Barnett of Purdue.

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