THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Impossible, but True!
MICHIGAN SUFFERED the worst defeat in the school's modern foot-
ball history-the worst, in fact, since 1891-last Saturday at
Evanston, Ill. Michigan's quarterback, the man that the team's
offens. was centered around since the loss of the best fullback in
the Big Ten by injury, was also injured. What else can go wrong
in one day?
Michigan has now suffered too many injuries to count in a season
that isn't yet half over. Captain John Herrnstein is lost for the season,
finally subduing to the third injury that struck in three games. Jim
Byers, touted to be starting center was hurt before the season started.
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan is now hoping he will be able to play this
week or next 'to replace Herrnstein at fullback. Now Bob Ptacek, who
replaced Herrnstein as a co-captain, will need'replacing himself, With
a severly injured ankle, Ptacek is out indefinitely-maybe for the'
Three of the top players on the team-gone. Of the remainder of
the regulars, few have escaped injury altogether. Halfbacks Brad Myers
and Fred Julian have suffered leg injuries that have slowed them down.
Tackles Willie Smith and Don Deskins have been limping on and off,
while George Genyk had to be carried from the field at North-western
although it was only a temporary injury. Center Dick Syring has also
been lame much of the season, while Gary Prahst-Michigan's only
truly outstanding player left on the field-has suffered several minor
injuries including a broken nose. Quarterback Stan Noskin has suffered
an attack of flu and a hip bruise that have kept him out of two games.
It isn't unreasonable to suggest that if all of these players-11 to
be exact, a complete team-were at full performance level every game,
Michigan's team would be about twice as good. Out of the first two
strings -the 22 players that Oosterbaan uses the most-this is half
who have been unable to play at different times during, the season.
Three of them may never play again, and others may never reach
4 Shocking Loss . .
BUT TWICE AS GOOD wouldn't have helped last Saturday--that
would have meant a score of 55-48, rather than 55-24, and still a
loss to Northwestern. Actually, such figuring can't be made. There is
no telling what difference Michigan's injured players would have made
against the spirited and "high" Wildcat team that raced all over the
The question that is bothering most' Michigan fans now is the
future. To put it mildly-Michigan followers were SHOCKED Satur-
day. A 43-0 halftime score is the nmost fantastic thing that Big Ten
scoreboards have seen in many years, and the most uncomplimentary
that any scoreboard at any time has ever been to a Michigan football
team in only half of a game.
Is Michigan this bad? I don't think so. Northwestern's victory was
simply a combination of many unfortunate incidents. The lack of a
good defensive backfield must be placed number one. The Wildcats--
more so than any other team Michigan will face-had the guns in the
form of an untold number of fast ends and halfbacks and a great
passer to take advantage of this weakness. Paired with a line that was
fired up much as Michigan's was against Michigan State, the North-
western offense was unstoppable in the second period.
This spirit was fed with an unusual number of "breaks." The loss
of Ptacek and Noskin's inability to enter the game meant the use of
John Spidel, a quarterback who hadn't seen action all season. ,Un-
doubtedly nervous, and unaided by his line against the hard rushing
Wildcats, Spidel made mistakes. Fumbles and intercepted passes gave
the Northwestern team the breaks necessary to score five touchdowns
in nine minutes.
Thus, in one short part'of the second period the final outcome of
the game was has'tily decided. Michigan won the second half, 24-12, but
it was all a hoax. The Wolverines might as well have packed up and
gone home at halftime. It is sometimes too bad that runaways have to
be played out-it simply meant more injuries, more hard feelings, and
more laughs for the Wildcat fans. It was no longer a ball game.f
Can't Be Excused....
HOW CAN SUCH A runaway occur? The fact that Michigan was
without a staunch quartereback and a solid line explains the
offense inability. But was there any excuse for the defense ineptness?
No, there can't be excuses for the ineffective play of the Wolverines
during the NU holocaust of touchdowns. Things like that aren't sup-
posed to happen in the rugged, balanced, Big Ten-not when both
teams have 11 men on the field.
The 41,345 fans that saw that second period will probably never
see anything like it again in their lives. It was one of those one-in-a-
lifetime things-the only thought now is that it was too bad Michigan
had to be on the wrong end of the doings. It can't be explained, it can't
be excused-it simply happened.
Whether any team could have stopped Northwestern once the
momentum was started is only a hypothetical question. The only thing
that can be assured of is that it should never have started. Michigan's
pass defense should have been tougher, and the line should have
pushed back as hard as they were pushed. The game was decided in
the first few minutes. When Michigan went backwards instead of for-
wards on their first try, the trend of line play was established for the
day. When Thornton completed his first pass for a touchdown, the
scoring trend was started. Neither stopped until the game verged on
There should be a lesson for the future in this contest. In the
past Michigan did -the initial pushing, and the initial scoring-but
always failed to hold the edge throughout the game. Last Saturday
the Wolverines let NU start the fun, and found themselves so far
behind that they couldn't come back the second half. The moral should
be simple-you have to play the game for the entire 60 minutes.
Try Sonething New... ?'
IS OBVIOUS that the course of Micpigan's team this season is on
the downgrade. First they win, then they tie, then they lose, then
climb. By comparative scores Michigan has placed itself on the same
they get anihilated. Where to next?'
Let's hope they start back up the ladder. But it won't be an easy
level as Indiana-the worst in the Big Ten. Minnesota, the next 'M'
opponent, lost to Northwestern in a close, hard-fought contest, 7-3.
By this standard, the Gophers should wallop Michigan by 27 points.
They WILL if the Wolverines play the same kind of game they did
Let's face facts. Michigan has lost many top players. They have
to depend on depth that they don't have, but the middle of the season
is no time to give up and play dead. The injury to one man, meaning
the absence of a quarterback, is no reason to let the other team runi
wild. It is reason for offense to sputter, but not defense to collapse.
Speed, strength, and even ability can't be learned-but desire can
be. And that was the major weapon that Northwestern used last
Saturday. Maybe Michigan should try it again this week-it worked
against Michigan State for half a game.,If used against Minnesota for
60 minutes it might result in a Wolverine victory.
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By CHUCK KOZOLL
Baltimore and Cleveland told
the world that the pro, football
crowns are theirs for the asking
when they each added a fourth
victory to their unbeaten string.
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insults to the already injured De-
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winless group on the short end of
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attempted to rough Coach George
With his right arm in a cast,
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arm. Hitting Gern Nagler with
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New York Giants.
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tempt to move into the winners
circle, but the Washington Red-
skins said no, by mauling the Wis-
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ing Sunday's league opener which
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