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s60 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SPORTS BEAT

Sophomores Sparkle inVicto:

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by TOM WITECKi

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The 'Unsung Heroes' Impress
INTERIOR LINEMEN, the "unsung heroes" of college football,
appear to hold the ' key to Michigan's 1960 football fortunes.
Yesterday, they performed impressively and Michigan rolled
to a 21-0 victory over Oregon. For the first time since it was installed
as Michigan's offensive system last fall, the Wing T worked to near
perfection. Behind the good blocking that it requires, the Wing T
moved smoothly as the Michigan backs rolled up nearly 300 yards
on the ground.
The men who made the Wing T attack roll were guards Dick
Syring, Paul Poulos, Joe O'Donnell and Lee Hall; tackles Jon
Schopf, Tom Jobson, John Houtman and Guy Curtis; and centers
Gerry Smith and Todd Grant.
Whether they can be as impressive the remainder of the year
as they were yesterday will go a long way towards determining what
Michigan's 1960 record will be.
The reason the interior line positions are so crucial, is that the
Wolverines proved yesterday they are adequate if not exceptional
at every other position.
QUARTERBACK Dave Glinka looked like anything but a sophomore
playing his first college game as he guided the Wolverines to
all three of their touchdowns. Almost as impressive was the fine
showing of junior quarterback John Stamos, who played his finest
offensive game. He appeared to have the little something needed
to make a good offensive quarterback, something he lacked last
year. Another soph, Bob Chandler, showed the local fans he could
pass with two fine tosses; thus, making the Wolverines three deep
at this crucial position.
Halfback Dave Raimey, who made a 25-yard touchdown run the
first time he carried the ball in varsity competition, showed that
the Wolverines will have added speed at the halfback slots this
fall. First team halfbacks Bennie McRae and Denny Fitzgerald also
impressed, the former with his renowned speed and the latter with his
never say die spirit.
Perhaps the most pleasant surprise in the Wolverine backfield
was the play of fullback Ken Tureaud. Billed as an adequate fullback,
Tureaud showed that he could be more than that yesterday with
sparkling play on both offense and defense. He could be the real
sleeper on this year's squad.
Playing without their top two
ends, the Wolverines showed their
amazing depth at this position.
With regular lefty end Halstead
limited to place kicking duties
(three for three on extra points)
and starting right end Bob John-
son playing less than half the
game because of a hip injury, the
Wolverine ends still managed to
impress.
Playing his finest college game
was junior George Mans who
caught four of Michigan's six
completed passes for 65 of the
87 yards Michigan gained by pass-
ing. Included, in the four recep-
tions was a 10-yard toss from
Glinka that accounted for Michi-
gan's second score, and Bill Free-
DAVE RAIMEY han, who played a fine game on
...scores first TD defense, were also impressive.
AFTER THE GAME, Coach Bump Elliott said he was happy about
the play of Michigan's interior line, the supposed weak spot in
Michigan's gridiron armor. He said, "I thought the line did a good
job of blocking for most of the afternoon. Of course, we didn't
look good a couple of times when we stalled deep in Oregon territory
but on the whole, I would have to say that I was pleased with
today's performance."
But being the realist that he is, he added, "Oregon's line was
about the same size as ours and that helped quite a bit. When
we get up against a bigger line, it might be a different story. We
will have to wait and see."
Thus it appears, as near as one can judge from seeing one game,
that Michigan will have a better team than the one that finished
last season with a 4-5 record. How much better will depend a great
deal upon those "unsung" men in the middle of the line.

-David Giltrow
LEAPING CATCH . . . . . George Mans, playing his finest
collegiate football game, catches a first half pass from Michigan's
sophomore quarterback Dave Glinka. Mans hauled in four of
Michigan's six completed passes yesterday, as a replacement
for starter Bob Johnson, who suffered a bruised hip early in the
game.
'Wild Card' Substitutions
Change Wolverine Tactics

By HAROLD APPLEBAUM
Associate Sports Editor
Coach Bump Elliott's organiza-
tional masterpiece of 1959, the
three unit, White. Raiders, and
Go system that carried Michigan
to four wins in its last seven tries
last season was snuffed out yes-!
terday, less than a year after its!
inception by the new and equally
bizarre system, "the shuffling 33."
With the introduction of new
'wild card' substiution rule, which
allows the free entry of one play-;
er into the game after each play,
the three platoon system of last
year was doomed.
"We used three full teams
against Oregon, but we never
substituted the third as a unit,"
Elliott sail after the game. "Strict
platoon football is dead."
Actually Michigan also did a
great deal of substituting among
the apparently loose organization
of the first two teams.
On defense, halfbacks Paul
Raeder, Reid Bushong and Gary
McNitt and quarterback John
Stamos replaced first stringers
Bennie McRae, Dave Glinka, and
Dennis Fitzgerald whenever the.
Wolverines lost the ball.
Besides these defensive duties
Elliott substituted liberally to
bring plays onto the field ("around,
a dozen") to carry out a special
assignment suggested by the press,
box spotters.
Continuing the emphasis on
young talent, also started last
season, Elliott used ten sopho-
mores among his first 33. Gaining
their initial collegiate experience
yesterday in this group were quar-
terbacks Dave Glinka and Bob
Chandler; guards Joe O'Donnell
and Frank Clappison; half backs
Jack Strobel, Dave Raimey and
Jim Ward; tackles John Houtman
and .on Conklin and end Bill
Freehan.
When the outcome of the game
was no longer in doubt Elliott
cleared the bench as he used a
total of 55 playeirs. Besides the

aforementioned sophomores, 14
neophytes saw game action for
the first time.
The aches and pains chart in
the locker room following the
game showed that the Wolverines
escaped with only a moderate
hospital list.
Most serious injury was a hip
bruise suffered by end Bob John-
son, which kept him out of the
second half. Tackle Bill Stine
spent most of the game on the
bench nursing a tender ankle and
Tom Jobson was inactive most of
the last half with a shoulder
bruise.
Oregon has yet to score a sin-
gle point in Michigan Stadium.
The great Duck team of 1948 led
by Norm Van Brocklin was shut
out, 14-0, by Bennie Oosterbaan's
first and greatest team in Ore-
gon's only other Ann Arbor ap-
pearance.
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College Football

GRID PICKS
Michigan 21, Oregon 0
Illinois 17, Indiana 6
Iowa 22, Oregon State 12
Purdue 27, UCLA 27
Minnesota 26, Nebraska 14
MSU 7, Pittsburgh 7
Northwestern 19, Oklahoma 3
Ohio State 24, SMU 0
Wisconsin 24, Stanford 7
Mississippi 21, Kentucky 6
TCU 7, Southern California 6
Georgia Tech 16, Rice 13
Notre Dame 21, California 7
Texas 34, Maryland 0
Tennessee 10, Auburn 3
Harvard 13, Holy Cross 6
Baylor 26, Colorado 0
Georgia 18, Vanderbilt 7
Kansas 41, Kansas State 0
Duke 31, South Carolina 0
Other Games
Air Force 32, Colorado State 8

Wyoming 13, New Mexico 3
Utah 14, Montana 12
Washington 41, Idaho 12
Northern Michigan 20, Central Michi-
gan 3
Clemson 28, Wake Forest 7
Army 20, Boston Col. 7
Navy 41, Villanova 0
Columbia 37, Brown 0
Yale 11, Connecticut 8
Rutgers 13, Princeton 8
Penn 35, Lafayette 14
Colgate 28, Cornell 9
North Carolina state 3, North Caro-
lina 0
VMI 24, Buffalo 14
Michigan Tech 33, Bemidji (Minn.)
State 8
Wichita 20, Xavier 13
Bucknell 14, Gettysburg 7
Alabama 6, Tulane 6
William & Mary 41, Virginia 21
Missouri 28, Oklahoma State 7

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