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tacek Breaks Bi Ten Passing Record in D


Completes 24
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(Continued from Page 1)
'downs on breaks only, as the 'M'
line held strong for almost the
entire game. The Michigan back-
,fieldfurnished the opportunities
on fumbles, as all four 'M' fumbles
were recovered by Ohioans.
The first fumble was by Ptacek,
and OSU took over on the 'M' 23-
yard line. The plucky 'M' defense
held after the Bucks hammered
down to the two-yard line, only
to have fullback Gene Sisinyak
fumble two plays later and give
Ohio the ball on the 'M' 11-yard
This time the determined Wol-
verines couldn't hold, as halfback
Dick LeBeau skirted end on third
down for a seven-yard touchdown.
Dave Kilgore's conversion at-
tempt was wide, leaving the game
Soph Takes Over
Jerry Fields, a flashy soRhomore
quarterback, took over at this

L Passes out of 35 Attempts;
'ahst for All Michigan Points

point, and proved that Ohio State
can have a passing attack too. The
Wolverine line had been able to
bottle up the Buckeye backs, but'
the defensive backfield proved as
porous as usual. ks
The young Buckeye passed to
Clark for 17 yards, and after run-

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ning a few more unsuccessful'
ground plays, tossed to halfback;
Jim Herbstreit for a 25 - yard,
touchdown. No 'M' defenders were
near the halfback, as he took the
pass on the eight-yard line and
waltzed in.
The attempt for a two - point
conversion failed as Herbstreit
dropped a pass from Fields in the{
end zone, leaving Michigan with a
14-12 halftime edge.
The final Michigan drive capped
a fourth quarter that was marked
by continual 'M' frustration. Early
in the quarter one of the two Ohio
interceptions of Ptacek passes gave
the Bucks the ball on the Michi-
gan 25-yard line.
White Fumbles
However, White fumbled on the
second play, and Michigan again
began to move. This time it was
a holding penalty that forced the
'M' squad to punt. %
Again the Buckeyes seemed
ready to march down the field,
but a terrific pass interception by
M' center Jerry Smith gave Mich-
igan the ball on the Ohio 34-yard
line with less than four minutes
This time Ptacek stuck to the
ground, and the Wolverines plug-
ged toward the goal line. Half-
backs Myers and Darrell Harper
carried to a first down on the
Ohio 13, and after two more run-
ning plays failed, Myers took a
Ptacek pass on the four-yard line.
This made it fourth down and a
yard to go, with less tan half a
miTute left in the game. Ptacek
sent Myers off right tackle, where
he fumbled when hit by the OSU
line, and end Dick Schafrath re-
covered the ba;0 on the three. One
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Buckeye play from scrimmage
finished off the clock.
Old Problems Haunt ''
It was the usual problems-pass
defense and failure to take ad-
vantage of opportunities to scoreI
- which spelled the Michigan
failure. However, the remarkable'
thing is that the Wolverines were
in the game at all.
The Michigan line, fired up on
both offense and defense, was cer-
tainly fighting to give Oosterbaan
a fond farewell. On offense the
'M' line gave Ptacek the best pro-
tection he has received all year.
On defense the Wolverines held
OSU's famous "Mr. Inside and
Outside" combination to only 143
yards. White gained 77 on 25 at-
tempts while Clark netted 66 in
13 tries. Clark's yardage, however,
was enough for him to get a new
all-time Ohio State three - year
total, breaking the former mark
of All-American Howard "Hopa-
long" Cassady.

-Daily-Robert Kanner
HARPER MOVES - Darrell Harper (41) moves with the ball in
the first half of the game against Ohio State yesterday. He wad
the leading rusher for Michigan, averaging eight yards a carry
for three attempts. In the background is end Gary Prahst (86).

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The Gorious Humdred
COLUMBUS-Bennie Oosterbaan coached his last game for Michi-
gan yesterday afternoon in Ohio Stadium. It was only fitting that
his 1958 squad should play their best game of the year for his finale.
Bennie bowed out in fine style. His team played a terrific game.
It dominated the contest, played against an Ohio State team that was
supposed to be the nation's best this fall. The Wolverines carried their
coach off the field while the public address system boomed a farewell
message from Ohio State: "Ohio State University would like, at this
time, to express every good wish to Coach Oosterbaan as he terminates
his coaching career. We are proud of our long relationship with Mr.
Oosterbaan and his Michigan teams. To a distinguished and worthy
opponent in the field of intercollegiate athletics, and to a respected
representative of a great university, we say-Good Luck, Bennie."
Over a period of 11 years Oosterbaan's Michigan teams have
compiled a winning record that is matched by few collegiate coaches.
His teams have won 63 victories, lost only 33 games, and tied four.
Winning two Big Ten titles and sharing another, his teams have been
in the first division of the Conference every year until this one. Over
this period Oosterbaan has achieved a Rose Bowl victory and been
named "Coach of the Year."
All that was missing ysterday to make the perfect finale for
Bennie was a victory.
Same Old Problems ..
IP{ AT'S THE STORY of the 1958 Michigan gridders-all that has
been missing is victories. As was usual, the Wolverines again out-
played the opposition, but couldn't outscore them. Michigan had 24
first downs to Ohio State's 12, and the 'M' squad outgained the Bucks,
376-262. It was the same story all year, as Ooterbaan's team wasn't
able to take advantage of the opportunities offered. They moved the
ball well at midfield, but almost always lost initiative near the goal-
line. At first it seemed that yesterday's game would be an exception,
as Michigan burst through with two first-half scores for a 14-12 half-
time lead
But another perennial problem became apparent. The second half
was a different story. Michigan won the first half, but lost the second
-and as goes the second half, so goes the game. After playing a great
first half on both defense and offense, the Wolverines were unable to
cope with the Buckeye power in the third quarter. Despite a valiant
try at game's end, they still fell victim to the second-half blues.
, Injuries continued to plague Oosterbaan's final year as coach.
Almost half of the starters were ailing.
The breaks also went against Michigan, as they lost all four
fumbles that they dropped, the most crucial ones leading to OSU's
first touchdown and spoiling the final 'M' bid. The biggest problem
yesterday, and the one that has hurt Michigan all year, was backfield
defense. While the line played a great game, allowing only the third of
the OSU touchdowns, the OSU touchdown that put them back in the
game before the first half ended was set up by a longpunt.return, and
some nice passing by quarterback Jerry Fields. The touchdown itself
came on a 25-yard pass, to a man that wasn't covered at all.
. .. Spoil Bennie's Finale
SO THE VICTORY was missing for Bennie's finale, because his team
made the same mistakes that they had made all year., The odd
thing is, that these mistakes would have gone unnoticed here yesterday
if they hadn't been a perennial occurance. "The boys played their best
game of the year," Oosterbaan said afterwards. "They fought like the
devil, and outplayed a really fine team."
It was the final game for the seniors, and ten of them got Into the
contest. The most outstanding were quarterback Bob Ptacek and end
Gary Prahst, who combined for all' 14 of Michigan's points on passes.
Other' starters who won't be back next year are end Walt Johnson,
guard Jerry Marciniak, center Dickey and fullback Gene Sisinyak.
The other four are tackle Jim Gray, halfbacks John Batsakes and
Jack Zachary, and fullback Jim Byers. All ten of them played a game
that ,von't be forgotten for years to come.
For Bennie it is an OSU game that will be treasured along with
the 34 others that he has had a part of as Michigan player and coach.
Undoubtedly it will rank in his mind along with the three that he
helped win as the greatest pass receiver in 'M' history, and the one
called the "Snowbowl"' when his 1950 team won a trip to the Rose
Bowl. It will be remembered because he brought in a team that wasn't
given a chance, and he left with everything but a victory. It was
Bennie's 100th game as head coach, and a glorious hundred they have

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-Daily-Robert Kanner-
ON TOP OF THE WORLD-Bennie Oosterbaan didn't win his last game as head coach of the
"M" gridders, but the team still carried him from the field. He rides on the shoulders of Walt
Johnson (82), Bob Johnson (89), Gordie Morrow (58) and John Walker (38, background), following
the challenging battle his team gave Ohio State yesterday before falling, 20-14.

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First Downs
By Rushing
Yards Gained
Forward Passing
Number Attempted
Number Completed
No. Intercepted By
Yards Gained
Total Net Yds. Gained;
Punts (No.)
Average Yards
Kick Returns
Punt Returns, No.
Punt Returns, Yds.
Kickoff Returns, No.
Kickoff Returns, Yds.
Bal Lost
Penalties (No.)
Yards Penalized

24 12
it 8
13 4
37 51
118 187
39 10
25 5
1 2
258 75
376 262
4 5
37.5 42.2

Team, Roster
Left End: Prahst, Halstead
Left Tackle: Genyk, Gray
Left Guard: Callahan, Fillichlo,
Center: Dickey, Syring, G. Smith
Right:Guard: Marciniak, Jobson
Right Tackle: Deskins, J. Bushong
Right End: W. Johnson, R. Johnson
Quarterback: Ptacek, Noskin
Left Halfback: Myers, Harper, Zach-
ary ,Newman
Right Halfback: Julian, McNtt,
Fullback: Sisinyak, Walker, Byers
Left End: Houston, Michael
Left Tackle: Tyrer
Left Guard: James, Young, Fontes
Center: Fronk
Right Guard: Wright
Right Tackle: Crawford, Marshall,
Right End: Schafrath
Quarterback: Fields, Kilgore, Wentz
Left Halfback: Clark, Herbstrelt
Right Halfback: LeBeau, Matte
Fullback: White


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decision today, of deciding whether
Weeb Ewbank, coach of the Na- to start Johnny Unitas or George
tional Football League's Western Shaw at quarterback against the
Division leaders, Baltimore, has a Los Angeles Rams before an ex-
problem every football coach would pected record crowd of 57,557 in
give his right arm to have. Baltimore.
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least a tie for first place with a
victory today. The Rams are tied
for second place in the Western
Division with the Chicago Bears.
Both have a record of 5-3,
Meanwhile, George Halas' Bears
journey to Briggs Stadium, which
will be jammed to the rafters for
the fourth straight time this sea-
son, to face the vastly improved
Detroit Lions. ,
Lions Favored
The Lions (3-4-1) are three-
point favorites to defeat Chicago
as quarterback Tobin Rote has
begun to click in the last several
games with ends like Jim Doran,
Dave Middleton, and outstanding
rookie Jim Gibbons grabbing off
his pinpoint throws.
Over in the Eastern Division, the
Cleveland Browns, after regain-

ing their one-game lead over the
Giants by virtue of their win and
New York's loss last week, play
host to the Philadelphia Eagles,
who are tied with the Chicago
Cards for last place.
Giants Host Redskins
The New York Giants, led by
38 - year - old quarterback Chuck
Conerly, will try to get back on
the winning track against the
Washington Redskins at New York.
The Giants' fine defense and su-
perior (5-3) record has made them
a three - point favorite in this
In other games, Pittsburgh (4-4)
will step after the Giants as they
meet the Chicago Cardinals at
Chicago, and in a lower - rung
Western Division contest, San
Francisco' meets the Green Bay
Packers at Milwaukee

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