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September 21, 1960 - Image 6

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SPOR TS BEAT Interior Lin
by TOM WITECKI By The Associated Press
pEVANSTON - Northwestern
football Coach Ara Parseghian,
*' 1 11 foresees "a man-to-man war on
Memories o K e rem rKabie ra the line" in the Wildcats' season
opener at Oklahoma Saturday.
Oregon's return to-the Michigan Stadium this Saturday, after an "If their guards and tackles can
absence of over a decade, brings back fond memories of an era when handle ours, we're going to be.
the Champions of the West were just that. defeated," Parseghian yesterday
When the Wolverines trotted onto the field to meet the Ducks told the Chicago football writers.
that October day in 1948, they were riding on a 15-game winning "And it just so happens our In-
streak and were rated as one of the top teams in the nation. The pre- terior line is our greatest concern
vious year they had posted an imposing 10-0 record that included a this year because of graduation
49-0 victory over Southern California in the Rose Bowl. lasss.-
In total, the 1947 squad, which bore the label of "Crisler's Ma- "They are convinced down in
gicians," rolled up 394 points to the opposition's 53. For his efforts Oklahoma that the weather and
Crisler was named Coach of the Year and two of his players, tailback illness to players accounted for
Bob Chappius and halfback Bump Elliott, made first team All- the Sooners' 45-13 licking at
American selections. Northwestern last fall
f;,:;::s<$r.: Aericn seectins.It will be a very interesting
But the squad of 1948 was quite a different one from the one "IT will be try-
regon backs such as Dave Gray- that had finished second in the nation the previous year. In the first Ingame t ear us down ithethat
i the 100-yard dash In 9:8. In place, it had a new coach, Bennie Oosterbaan, who had taken over the hustle stuff. They are used to that
I to do a little romping of their coaching duties when Crisler moved up to the position of athletic 90-95 degree weather. We'll just
direetor, a job which he still holds, have to double platoon to try to
Replacing the graduated Chap- beat the heat. I would rather have
pius in the single wing formation's a fresh inferior player in the game
key tailback slot was sophomore than a tired superior player."
Chuck Ortman and filling in for Oklahoma's game at North-
Bump, who had used up all his western last season was played
eligibility, was another second mostly in a downpour. And some
Leo Koceksi. In the of the Sooner players became ill
year man, lat-wasi. mn wh after eating at a Night Club prior
quarterback slot was a man who to the game.
is very much In Michigan's foot- Parseghian. who will have five
Sball picture for the coming sea- sophomores in his second line, said
and a qujick striking, explosive son, Bump's brother Pete Elliott, that his ace quarterback, Dick
offense which can score from now head coach at Illinois. Full- Thornton, is recovering from a
anywhere on the field." back Tom Peterson rounded out charley horse but still cannot run
Oathe backfield that rookie Coach at full speed and has missed
Oregon, which ranked eleventh Oosterbaan started against the several days of important work in
in the natf'on at the close of the BENNIE OOSTERBAAN Dc 2patcs
1959 season, is considered, along Ducks some 12 years ago, practices.
with UCLA, USC, and Rose Bowl Oregon had a very good football team that yearand the Wol- * * *
champ Washington to be the verines were not anticipating a breather from their traditionally EAST LANSING-Coaches were
class of the West Coast this sea- tough Big Ten schedule. putting on the final polish to the
son. The Ducks had a record of their own to boast about. They had Michigan State football team yes-
Although Oregon has a veteran an eight-game winning streak and were rated as odds on favorites to terday.
backfield it is relying on several win the Pacific Coast Conference title and appear in Pasadena the There will be no more contact
sophomores up front. But Dufeck following January. work for those making the trip to
commented that the sophs looked floigJnay
very poised against Idaho. Leading the Ducks in this battle of the unbeaten was a cool, Pennsylvania until after the kick-
Oregon, Strong on Defense poised and talented quarterback who has become one of football's all off in the game with Pittsburgh,
s time greats, Norm Van Brocklin"We gave them probably the
Oregon, coached by Len Casa- But the final results showed that Van Brocklin alone was not toughest schedule of early season
nova, has a tradition of strong scrimmages ever faced by a Michi-
defensive teams which are always enough, and the Wolverines utilized the Ducks' own weapon, the long gan State football team," said
among the top teams in the coun- forward pass, to register a 140 victory. Coach Duffy Daugherty. "Now we
try in that department. Midway in the second qarter, tailback Ortman faded back from want to get them rested and ready
But Elliott's main worry will his own 39 and arched a long pass to the Oregon 25 where end Dick and don't want to risk any more
be just how to contain the ex- Rifenburg caught the ball and raced into the end zone for the game's injuries."
plosive Oregon offense which con- first score. Only top starter likely to be left
neted for tipoints against Ida- Late in the third quarter, the Wolverines again scored via the behind is defensive end Jim Cor-
have the dvantagWebfeet airways when Chuck Lentz, who was filling in for Ortman, completed giat, still bothered by an ankle
game under their belts. successive passes to Elliott and Peterson resulting in Michigan's sprain.
Dave Grayson, a :8 sprinter second touchdown. * * *
plays left half for Oregon. In the , Even in defeat, Van Brocklin was impressive, completing 13 of MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota's
wide open offense employed this 24 passes for 194 yards and earning the praise of midwest football top three units shot their full
year by Casanova, he may be writers, who labeled him as a top All-American candidate. repertory of ground plays against
called upon to pass or receive as As for the rest of the season, Oregon didn't lose another game Nebraska defensive alignments
well as run. He stands 5'10", until its appearance in the Cotton Bowl when it fell before Doak yesterday.
weighs 172. Saturday's affair may Walker and his Southern Methodist cohorts by the score of 21-13. And For the second straight day,
Grayson and his opposite num- Quarterback Van Brocklin made seven All-American teams. regulars Rog Hagberg and Bob
ber, Michigan flash Bennie Mc- Meanwhile, Michigan completed one of the greatest eras In its Deegan were forced out of heavy
Rae. long and prosperous athletic history by extending its unbeaten skein work because of injuries. Hagberg,
Sawed-off right half Cleveland to 23 and finishing the season as the nation's number one team with a fullback, has an ear infection
Jones, only 5'3" and 147 pounds a 9-0 record, and Deegan, an end, is recovering
is a dangerous game-breaker who Prevented by a contract clause from competing in their second from a cut hand.
can also run, pass, and catch, consecutive Rose Bowl, the Wolverines had to settle for numer'ous in-
dividual honors which went to Dick Rifenburg and Al Wistert as deCO MBUS Ohioae tgri -
All-Americans and to Oosterbaan who won the Coach of the Year terday working against Southern
award in his first year as head coach. Methodist offense maneuvers in
It is pleasant memories like these that Oregon will bring to mind preparation for Saturday's Buck-
when it appears in the Stadium on Saturday. eye debut.

ie Key to Wildcat Victory

Fullback Roger Detrick, who
was outstanding last fall as a re-
placement for star Bob White,
came up with a chest injury today
which will cu'rtail his practice
work for the remainder of the
week, but probably will not pre-
vent him from playing,
S * *
MADISON - Wisconsln's foot-

ball team held another contact
drill yesterday in an effort to bol-
ster its defense, a trouble spot so
far in the season, in preparation
for Saturday's opener at Stanford.
An ankle injury continued to
hobble starting tackle Bian Moore.
Ron Perkins, a first string guard,
was being groomed for the post if
Moore is not able to play.

The score of last week's Ore- to Grid Picks, Michigan Daily, 420
gon-Idaho was 33-6 in favor of Maynard St., Ann Arbor, or re-
the West Coast team. turned by hand to the main office
Da Gros lea ing the am ackt on the second floor of the Daily.
quarterback, will be the first op- This week's Grid Picks are:
ponent of the 1960 season, and 1. Oregon at Michigan (score)
Bump Elliott's problem is wheth- 2. Indiana at Illinois
er or not his Wolverines can con- 3. Oregon State at Iowa
taln the formidable attack of the 4. UCLA at Purdue
Webfoots. 5. Minnesota a tNebraska
Your problem is even greater. 6. Michigan State at Pittsburgh
You must not only decide the 7. Northwestern at Oklahoma
winner, but the score as well. 8. SMU at Ohio State
This selection will be used to de- 9. Wisconsin at Stanford
termine the winner of this week's 10. Mississippi at Kentucky
Grid Picks contest in case of ties. 11. TCU at Southern California
For the remaining 19 games all 12. Georgia Tech at Rice
you have to do is select the win- 13. California at Notre Dame
ner, with a prize of two free tick- 14. Texas at Maryland
ets to the Michigan Theater now 15. Tennessee at Auburn
showing "The Time Machine." 16. Holy Cross at Harvard
Entry blanks may be picked up 17. Colorado at Baylor
at the Daily office and must be 18. Georgia at Vanderbilt
returned by Friday midnight to 19. Kansas at Kansas State
be eligible. They may be mailed 20. Duke at South Carolina
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Mississippi Picked Over Syracuse

Mississippi and Syracuse are off
to an early head start in the race
for the year's college football hon-
The first weekly poll of the As-
sociated Press yesterday showed1
the Mississippians rated the top,
team in the country by the thin-
nest of margins over the 1959
champion, Syracuse.
The deep south powerhouse
igained its quick advantage
through a 42-0 rout of Houston
in its opening game. Syracuse, idle
last week, gets a chance to im-
press the experts in its opener
with Boston University Saturday.
These two teams, both gener-
ously endowed with talent which
carried them to successful cam-
paigns last year, are the prime


pre-season favorites for the na-
tional title.
Syracuse had a 10-0 spotless
record in 1959 and whipped Texas
in the Cotton Bowl. Mississippi,
beaten only by Louisiana State
during the regular season, aveng-
ed the setback in the Sugar Bowl.
A special tribunal, representing
all sections of the country, gave
Mississippi and Syracuse 22 first
place votes each but the southern-
ers scored more points on the
basis of ten for a first place vote,
nine for second and so forth.
Washington opened its season
with a 55-6 triumph over College
of the Pacific.
Mississippi plays Kentucky Sat-
urday while Washington opposes
Idaho in its second game.

Forty-eight members comprise
the AP Panel, which votes for ten
teams. Points are awarded, on a
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis.
The top 20 teams (with first
place votes in parentheses)
Mississippi (22) 434
Syracuse (22) 401
Washington (3) 378
Illinois 214
Alabama 182
Miehigan State 149
Kansas 132
Clemson 65
Oregon State 62
Penn State 60
Nebraska 59
Georgia Tech 53
Northwestern 40
Texas 37
Missouri 31
Pittsburgh (1) 27
Louisiana State 25
Iowa 19
Ohio State 17



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