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olverines Manage
inois Shuts Out MSU; Iowa Tops NU;'
SU, Wisconsin Tie; Purdue, Indiana Win


Hold Off Gophers, 20-19

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By The Associated Press
AMPAIGN-Illinois turned a
e and a pass interception
fourth-period touchdowns
day and handed Michigan
its first shutout in 40 games,

16-0, before a homecoming crowd
of 68,811.
Until the final period, it ap-
peared as though the Illini's first-
period field goal by Don Yeazel
would stand as the only score of
the game.
The Spartans, given numerous
opportunities in the first half,
couldn't cash in. Their only threat
in the second half fizzled in the
wake of a field goal attempt which
went low and wide.
Iowa Downs Northwestern
IOWA CITY-The deadly aerial'
shots of Iowa's Randy Duncan ex-;
ploded plucky Northwestern's vic-
tory bubble and Awept the un-
beaten Hawkeyes into undisputed
Big Ten leadership with a 26-20
homecoming triumph yesterday.
Duncan hurled three scoring
passes for a 20-0 lead before the
spirited Wildcats rallied for three
second half touchdowns to throw
a big fright into a record Iowa
crowd of 59,275.
"Iowa's decisive touchdown
proved to be fullback Don Horn's
four-yard scoring smash at the
outset of the fourth quarter.
Iowa's decisive touchdown'
the Big Ten race with a 3-0 con-
ference record as Ohio State was
tied by Wisconsin, 7-7, for a 2-0-1
mark. It was the first loss in three
Big Ten starts for Northwestern.
W LT Pet.
Iowa ..........3 0 0 1.000
Ohio State ......2 0 1 .833
Northwestern .. .2 1 0 .667
Illinois ..........2 1 0 .667
MICHIGAN ....1 1 1 .500
Wisconsin ......1 1 1 .500
Purdue .........1 1 0 .500
Michigan State..0 2 1 .167
Indiana ........0 2 0 .000
Minnesota ......0 3 0 .000

Wisconsin Ties OSU
COLUMBUS, O. - Wisconsin
knocked some of the luster off
second-ranked Ohio State yester-
day as the underdog Badgers bat-
tled the Buckeyes to a 7-7 dead-
'lock in a Western Conference
game before 83,142 rain-soaked
Two bad breaks in the closing
minutes kept the Badgers from
turning in a startling upset. Each
team scored in the third period of
the rugged defensive battle,
Dayle Hackbart, Wisconsin quar-
terback, scored his sixth touch-
down of the year as he raced 64
yards with a punt return to give
the Badgers a 7-0 lead. The Bucks
marched the ensuing kickoff 66
yards in 20 plays to tie it up as
Bob White, the block-busting full-
back, blasted over from the 1-inch
Purdue Staves off ND
SOUTH BEND-Purdue scored
three times within seven minutes
in the third quarter yesterday and
then held off a late Notre Dame
aerial surge to take a 29-22 foot-
ball victory.
Jarring Bob Parus, 200-pound
junior fullback, punched three
Purdue touchdowns as the Boiler-
makers defeated the Irish for the
third time in the last five years
and boosted their season mark to
But Notre Dame kept the rain-
drenched crowd of 59,563 on its
feet with a typical Fighting Irish'
comeback, scoring 15 points in the
final quarter of the regionally tele-
vised game.
Indiana Edges Miami
stepped out of its league and into
its class yesterday, beating Miami
of Ohio, 12-7, on two pass inter-
ceptions and a touchdown toss
from Tom Kendrick to Ron Miller.
The cellar team of the Big Ten
found its hands full with the Mid-
American Conference footbally
leaders but had the edge in man-
power, passing and pass defense.
Pass interceptions set up the
Hoosiers' first touchdown and
stopped the Redskins as they were
pounding downfield toward a pos-
sible winning touchdown with time
running out,

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--Daily-Peter Anderson
BUSHONG ROMPS-Michigan sophomore halfback Reid Bushong is shown as he runs back a
Minnesota kickoff 33 yards after the final Gopher touchdown yesterday. Minnesota fullback Jim
Rogers (31 in white Jersey), blocked out by a Michigan player, can only watch. Bushong go by.
Ptacek Returns, Paces 'M' Vitory;
Harpo&-erGoe 58 Yards for Clincher

AVictory. . . But...
OACH BENNIE OOSTERBAAN was pleased yesterday afternoon.
His team won a Big Ten football game. It wasn't an impressive
ictory-in fact, it wasn't even an impressive game. Despite the fact
that the game was decided by one point and the outcome was in
doubt until the final gun, it wasn't the kind of game that kept the
fans interested. Nevertheless, it was a victory, and it proved a point-
a point that Oosterbaan, the team, and all of the followers of Michi-
gan football had pondered over the past week.
The point-could the Wolverines recover from the 55-24 mauling
Northwestern game them last Saturday, or would they simply fold
up for the rest of the season.
The answer was stated by Oosterbaan: "I was real proud of the
team. They showed no effects of the defeat last week, and they proved
that they could bounce back and play a whining ball game."
From the point of homecoming, and the number of alumni that
were back on the Michigan campus, it was a very important victory.
All of the alumni and the student groups around campus had stood
behind the Michigan team and coaching staff after the humiliating
Northwestern loss. These groups had banked on the fact that Michigan
wouldn't fall apart-it was a tribute to the Michigan tradition, and one
which the Wolverine gridders responded to.
A Big Decision .
IT WAS ANOTHER game that Michigan athletic director H. O.
'Fritz" Crisler played a role in. Oosterbaan must certainly like the
new rule by now, since it has helped the Wolverines win two games.
As in the Southern California game, Michigan led, 20-19, after the
opponents' third touchdown-leaving the Gophers with the same BIG
decision that the Trojans had.
The decision was made-as in the Trojans' case--to gamble. The
Gophers went for two points, and lost the game by one. "It was a
courageous move by Murray Warmath (the Minnesota coach) and his
boys," Oosterbaan said. "It certainly showed that they had the desire
to win-they could figure that in three out of four cases the try for one
point would be good,"
Warmath sadly stated, "We weren't satisfied with a tie-not
against Michigan. Anybody would have gone for the two points when
they are only one behind. It was a chance that had to be taken." It
was a bitter defeat for the Minnesota coach, who had been under
the same pressures from irate alumni and students this last week
that Oosterbaan had faced. It was, perhaps, fate that was to decide
which coach would be "hung" for the second straight week. On the
other hand, Oosterbaan feels that it was the players who decided.
"The game was a real tribute to the kids," he said.

(Continued from Page 1) 5
line. Ptacek scored on the next
play on a quarterback sneak and
Harper converted.
Minnesota Ties Game
Minnesota was unable to move
until late in the first period, and
then paced by the fine running
of left halfback Bob Soltis and the
fakery of quarterback Jim Reese,
Minnesota was able to move from
its own 42-yard line to score.
.Michigan got its second touch-
down late in the second period
with most of the yardage gained
in a 56-yard pass play from Dar-
rell Harper to Walt Johnson.
Five more running plays
brought Michigan to the Gopher's
one yard line, from where Ptacek
scored his second touchdown on a
quarterback sneak. Ptacek was
forced out of bounds in his at-
tempt to run for the extra points.
On the first play from scrim-

mage in the third period, Harper
engineered his 58-yard touchdown
run. Harper leaped over right
guard, then cut to his left and
raced down the sidelines outdis-
tancing the Minnesota secondary
for the score. Harper converted
and it appeared that Michigan
would win going away.
But the plucky Gophers were
not to be beaten easily. Except for
Harper's run, the Wolverines were
unable to move offensively for the
rest of the game, with Minnesota
maintaining almost complete
Harper kicked off and the
Gophers brought the ball back to
their own 23-yard line, where theyj
commenced a 77-yard scoring'
drive in nine plays. Soltis scored
from the one with 3:52 remain-
ing. Gerth's attempted conversion
was wide and Michigan was still
commanding a 20-13 lead,

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Neither team moved within
threatening position of the goal
for the remainder of the third
quarter. Minnesota began its third
and final drive as the fourth quar-
ter opened.
Minnesota began the drive on
Its own 28-yard line and marched
with deliberate slowness down the
field. Roger Hagberg, Kauth, and
It appeared, however, that Min-
nesota was stopped at the Michi-
gan 27-yard line. But then quar-
terback Reese threw a fourth-
down pass to end Ken Shultz for
13 yard to keep the drive moving.
Reese Keeps Drive Alive
On the three following plays
Minnesota was unable to gain
against the Michigan defense.
Once more Reese thre wa perfect
strike to Shultz, who was tackled
on the two-yard line. On the next
play, Reese kept the ball him-
self and went over left guard for
the score.
The scoreboard now read Mich-
igan 20, Minnesota 19, The Goph-
ers decided to go for a win but
failed as Reese's pass attempt for
the extra points failed because of
the rushing of Prahst and George
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Cleveland Browns and the surpris-
CProfessional football's powerful
ing Baltimore Colts will try to
extend their four-game winning
streaks in away games today.
The Browns, who hold a full!
two-game lead over the New York'
Giants, Chicago Cardinals, and
Washington Redskins, journeyed
to Chicago to take on the Cards.
The Cards have been using a

radical triple wing-T offense, but
went back to a double wing-T in
last week's 23-6 upset win over the
New York Giants,
Best in Years
Cleveland has displayed one of
the most powerful teams to hit the
NFL in several years, with quarter-
back Milt Plum, and backs Jim
Brown and Bobby Mitchell carry-
ing the brunt of the attack,
The amazing Colts travel to the
nation's capital to play the Red-
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New York and Chicago. Little Ed-
die LeBaron continues to lead the
NFL in average yards gained per
pass.F x
Baltimore has shown a dazzling
offense and tough defense in roll- -
ing to four straight wins, it's last
one being a 40-14 rout of the hap--
,less Detroit Lions. Quarterback,
John Unitas, end Ray Berry, and
linebacker Gene (Big Daddy)
Lipscomb, have been instrumental
in the Colts' success.
49ers Host Bears
In what may prove to be the top
game of the day, the second-place
Chicago Bears meet the San Fran-
cisco 49ers in Keezar Stadium.
After dropping its first contest,
Chicago has bounced back for
three straight wins, climaxed by
last Sunday's 31-10 victory over
top-rated Los Angeles. Halfback
lWillie Galimore is the NFL's sec- ;
ond leadig sorerwt 42 pons
The 49ers are fresh from last JOHN BRODIE
week's 30-24 upset win over Phila- *... replaces Tittle
delphia. Second-year quarterback
John Brodie replaced the injured then last week by the Colts, 40-14.
Y. A. Tittle as San Francisco re- Either Detroit's morale has
covered much of the offensive reached a record low, or their de-
polish it seemed to have lost earlier
in the season. fense needs a complete revamping.
Lions Seek First Win Layne's new team, Pittsburgh, is
In another West Coast game, the also tied for last place, but in the
Detroit Lions meet the Los Angeles Eastern Division with the Phila-a

Yes, Michigan won the game, but one must remember that Minne-
sota-by present record-is the worst. team in the Big Ten. And the
Wolverines played the Gophers even, except for an extra point. Michi-
gan has four more games to go-all rough. Every game is rough for
Michigan this year. Iowa, the next foe, is leading the Big Ten. Illinois
is a surprise team that ranks third. Indiana is the only other team in
Minnesota's class, but that doesn't mean a breather for Michigan.
Ohio State is always tough,
Lots of Work To Do...
T IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT to say that Michigan has a lot of
work to do. The offense rambled again yesterday, much as it did,
against Navy. It was a diversified attack, gaining well both in the air
and on the ground. They began with a sudden spread formation which
Oosterbaan feels was responsible for "shaking up" Minnesota and
allowing Michigan to score first. However, it was the same team that
has failed, all season long, to gain the yards when they are most
important-they still stalled when near the opponents' goal line.
The defense, although not like last week at Northwestern, was
still bad. The fact that Minnesota outgained Michigan, especially in
the second half, indicates a definite weakness in the Michigan line.
Up until last week the line was considered Michigan's strong point.
This now deserves great reconsideration. As usual, the pass defense
was poor, but Minnesota's passers were equally bad, completing only
3 of 14 attempts. However, when the 'M' line got rough, the Gophers
were able to pull out of third- and fourth-down situations with the
three passes that did hit the mark.
The second half was the same old story. Michigan didn't play the
game all the way. It won't work against the future opponents that
Michigan will face. It is no crime if the Wolverines lose the next few
games because they don't have the material, but if they lose because
they don't give all that they have-well, then things just aren't right.
Some Bright Spots ..,.
OUT OF THE DOLDRUMS of success-a slight redundancy-come
a few bright spots. Bob Ptacek, Michigan's senior quarterback who
wasn't supposed to play this week, scored two touchdowns and led the
team for most of the game. After suffering a severe ankle sprain at
Northwestern, the burly signal caller recovered quickly, and played 5I
minutes and 15 seconds of yesterday's game. The injury isn't com-
pletely healed, however, and began to bother him again in the fourth
quarter. Ptacek drew Oosterbaan's highest praise, "He showed great
leadership, and more than anyone else was responsible for holding
the team together."
The brightest spot for Michigan, however, came soaring over the
Minnesota line after only 22 seconds were gone in the second half and
raced 58 yards for the third and most important of Michigan's touch-
downs-his name, Darrell Harper. The junior halfback, starting his
first game after playing behind Brad Myers earlier in the season, dis-
played the best Michigan running of the season yesterday and also
proved that he can pass.
"He played a fine game," Oosterbaan said. "The fact that he can
pass much better than Myers makes our offense far more diversified.
It gives us an opportunity to pass from both the T and single-wing."
Harper also played one of the best defensive games of any Michigan
halfbacks this year. The only area in which he wasn't as effective as
before was on punts. He had led the nation with a better than 45 yards
per kick average since his terrific boots in the Michigan State game,
but after yesterday the average has dropped to about 40. Of course,
it's a pretty good trade as far as the team is concerned-if he runs 58
yards a play and only kicks 40 the team will not suffer.








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Rame in the Coliseum. Detroit has
yet to win a game and is tied forE
last place in the Western Division
with the Green Bay Packers.
Since the controversial trade of
Lion quarterback Bobby Layne to
the Steelers, the Lions have been
mauled first by Los Angeles, 42-28,1

delphia Eagles. Both teams have
won only one game of four.
Today Pittsburgh travels to New
York to meet the Giants, while the
Eagles play Green Bay. Pittsburgh
was stifled last Sunday by the
Browns, 27-10, as Cleveland took
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O0STERBAAN ALSO uncovered another fine runner in fullback
Gene Sisinyak, who had played previously in only a defensive
capacity. The big ball carrier was impressive on the spinner play,
when he continuously tore off 10 or 15 yard gains through the line.
"The play worked well," Oosterebaan said, "because they were expect-
ing more of the wide stuff. It was good signal-calling and excellent

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