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It was Ward. It was Vidmer to:
Clancy. And the defense.

Michigan made mistakes yester- And yet they were making mis-
day. They made them often. They takes all afternoon, the kind that
played a careless game. They lost, aren't glaring perhaps. The timing
It wasn't the cold. It wasn't the is a little off, the blocking a little
snow or the field. Thaat's the same sloppy, the tackles not as solid. It
for everybody. "If it looked sloppy wasn't Minnesota. But again the
outheybeoverall play was good enough so
madt tereitt way oadm cause wecthat everyone could agree with
m ae i a tr w a y,ad mT ony M ason.
Vidmer afterwards. "We thought we had them beat,"
Sure they wanted this game. They said the tired line coach. "We
always do. And if there's one thing made no adjustments on our de-
about the Wolverines this year, it's fense at the half. We didn't think
that they always seem to be on top we had to. Then we hurt our-
of the action. But the Illini wanted selves and Illinois knew how to
it more. And Pete's boys won it. come up with the big play. That
Michigan planned to throw a lot. interception .."
Dave Fisher would play decoy, tak- "It was a reasonable call," said
ing a keying linebacker with him. Bump Elliott of his quarterback'sI
And Carl Ward would do the bulk play choice. It had been a tough
of the running. He did it bril- third and goal situation down on
liantly. the Illini five in the final decisive

period. The Blue had again been
stopped on the ground less than
ten yards from the promised land.
"If Clancy isn't free right away
we throw it to him going towards
the corner. The pass was tipped."
The Best Play
"It was the best play we had
for the situation," agreed Mason.
"It hadn't been touched all year.
Sure if we know it's going to be
intercepted we don't use it, Other-
wise ,it's the best call."
But by this time Jack Clancy
was being covered by a very des-
perate man in corner back Bruce
Sullivan. "Silky" had been beaten
all day, beaten badly, by Michi-.
gan's great end. And by the fourth
quarter he had just about given up
trying to cover Clancy one-on-one
as he had to, and was playing a
panicky, scrambling game for the

Sullivan has the look of a track and when I turned around he was Bob Naponic compared with Dick
man. Long and lean, he looks behind me. Phil Knell tipped the Vidmer. And the decisive duel,
slope-shouldered even with his pass and I just caught it. I thought Silky Sullivan on Jack Clancy.
pads on. And mud-splattered up to it was for the halfback out there Naponic was an efficient quar-
his middle, running downfield, he's (Ward). terback, a good quarterback . . . a
right out of a "This I Remember" "That Clancy is tough. He's a lot sophomore. He ran the option for
article from 1932. better than (Jim) Bierne any day all it was worth, and when the
"Silky" of the week." Blue cut off the outside, his fakes
As a matter of fact he was Help! were key to the running game
given the name "Silky" by his high Down at the goal line, where the which materialized up the middle.
school track coach because, just Illini won their game, Sullivan "We figured to run inside to-
like the original Silky (the horse), had the help he needed.
he was last off the blocks, but al- "At the snap their linebacker day," he said. "We didn't throw
muchbecase e din'thave to.
ways came on strong to win. stunted into the holes up the mid- uc Whenever I run,we didn' just going
He was a late starter yesterday die while the tackles pinched in e e
too. And, of course, a winner. Aft- tight. It got so crowded that it scared as hell.
er giving up on playing Clancy was practically impossible to get "Vid, though, was always a
man-to-man in the fourth quarter any blocking angles. damned good quarterback. He's
he had to gamble-coming up fast, "Audibles wouldn't have helped, better than Griese, that's for sure.
slamming Clancy, and trying to because they did their stunting at "But we must have the best
stay close. If he missed, he was the snap. The thing is, though, secondary in the country. It's hard
dead. But he hadn't contained No. that they kept on stacking the to tell of course because you never"
24 at all before. right places. see the other conferences, but they
And gambling the way he did, "You really have to give their took five away from Griese, and
he was able to pick off two of Vid- interior line credit. They were real- they came up with the big ones to-
mer's tosses where normally he ly fired up, and they put a good day again."
wouldn't have been close. The rush on Vid. We made a lot of And there down field, it was
first of his interceptions (Vidmer's mistakes. There just wasn't that Bruce Sullivan on Jack Clancy,
first error in conference play this click." one-on-one. The result was very
year) went for the 98-yard game- But not many people were listen- typical.
clinching score. ing for the click. They were rid-
"I hit Clancy right at the line ing with the flow out on the field.-
Scores --
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Monday, Nov. 7th
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nIinois 28, MICHIGAN 21
Purdue 23, Wisconsin 0
Minnesota 28, Northwestern 13
Michigan State 56, Iowa 7
Ohio State 7, Indiana 0
Colorado 26, Missouri 0
USC 35, California 9
Arkansas 31, Rice 20
Stanford 21, Air Force 6
Texas 26, Baylor 14
Alabama 21, LSU 0
VPI 11, Wake Forest 0
Miami (Fla.) 10, Tulane 10
Georgia 27, Florida 10
Princeton 18, Harvard 14
Army 20, George Washington 7
San Jose State 21, Idaho 7
Washington 16, UCLA 3
Wyoming 55, Wichita State 0
Morningside 35, St. uioud State 14
Dartmouth 56, Columbia 14
Duke 9, Navy 7
Yale 17, Penn 14
North Carolina St. 24, Maryland 21
Brigham Young 53, Texas Western 33

uregonmae ej ,Arizona 1
Auburn 13. Mississippi State 0
RPI 29, Hobart 20
Tennessee 28, Chatanooga 10
Georgia Tech 14, Virginia 13
Kentucky 14, Vanderbilt 10
Clemson 27, North Carolina 3
Washington State 14, Oregon 13
Boston College 15, Wm. and Mary 13
Holy Cross 16, Massachusetts 14
Nebraska 24, Kansas 13
Notre Dame 40, Pittsburgh 0
Oklahoma 37, Kansas State 6
Syracuse 12, Penn State 10
Western Michigan 20, Ohio U. 13
Houston 73, Tulsa 14
Miami (O) 24, Toledo 12
Texas Tech 10, Oklahoma State 7
St. Louis 122. San Francisco 120
Boston 105, Philadelphia 87
Chicago 113, Cincinnati 99
New York 115, Detroit 110
Montreal 3, Detroit 1
!Toronto 3, New York I

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MICHIGAN ASSISTANT COACH TONY MASON is a hand-in-pocket picture of dejection as Illi-
nois defensive back Bruce (Silky) Sullivan kills a final Michigan drive with his second pass Intercep-
tion of the afternoon. Sullivan cut in front of Michigan split end
Jack Clancy to snare Dick Vidmer's sideline toss late in the
fourth quarter of Illinois' 28-21 upset victory yesterday.

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