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October 16, 1960 - Image 6

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THE BIG PLAY-This sequence of pictures shows the play that brought Michigan from 'a 7-6 defeat to a 14-7 vicotry. The picture on
the extreme left shows Larry Wood, Larry Benz, and Albert Kimbrough of Northwestern circling under Glinka's long aerial while
Michigan's Bob Johnson seems out of the play. In the middle frame the Northwestern trio bump together and bat the ball in the> air.
Meanwhile Johnson turned back, picked up the loose ball, and heads toward the end zone where he was bumped out on the one.
Glinka Pass Bounces Off 'Cat Defenders
Into Johnson's Hands To Set Up Final TD


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(rOn third down Thornton was
The most serious of the late chased by Guy Curtis and Bill
Freehan as he tried to pass and
threats came with less than four: theball popped from his grasp
minutes remaining when the when Curtis nailed him on the 43.
Wildcats' Wayne Chamberlain re- Bill Stine fell on the ball for the
covered Ken Tureaud's fumble on Wolverines and ended the threat.
the Wolverine 31. Northwestern had three more
Thornton, trying to direct his plays at the end of the game, but
team towards possible victory, the contest ended with McNitt
threw two sideline passes. Both making his second legal intercep-
were caught, one by Michigan's tion of the game, on the 14-yard
Gary McNitt and the other by line.
Albert Kimbrough, but both were The first 25 minutes of play
nabbed out of bounds. , were solid defensive' football with
the two teams trading the ball on
punts, fumbles and interceptions
as they vied for strategic posi-
In the first quarter neither
team was able to get a drive go-
ing as the ball changed hands on
seven punts and an intercepted
pass. Northwestern was unable to
iget past their own 30-yard line as
they gained only 18 yards and
made no first downs.
Not Much Better
The Wolverines did little better
gaining but 35 yards and two
first downs. They penetrated to
the Wildcat 38 on one occasion:
and had another potential drive

. .

thwarted when Al Kimbrough in-
tercepted a Glinka toss on his
own eight.
The Wildcats got the first scor-
ing opportunity of the game early
in period two- when the Wolver-
ines were penalized for clipping
before they gained possession of
the ball on a Thornton punt.
Thus the ball was returned to
N'orthwestern, who gained its first
down of the day on Michigan's 23.
Northwestern made eight yards on
three running plays, but an illegal
procedure penalty nullified a first
down run to the 11. Freehan then
batted down Thornton's fourth
down pass and Michigan took
Trade Ball Again
The teams traded the ball once
again and there were only five
minutes left to go, in what was'
beginning to look like a score-
less half, when Thornton punted
for the sevenlth time in the game.
Reid Bushong fielded the ball
on the Michigan 46.and cut down
the east sideline for 14 yards to
the Northwestern 40.
Two running plays and an in-
complete pass set the scene for
the first successful Glinka-John-
son pass.
Expecting a run or a short pass
on fourth down Al Kimbrough
let Johnson get behind him and
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Glinka laid a perfect toss into his
hands on the five and he scored
John Halstead's attempted con-
version skidded wide and to the
right of the goal post and the
score at half remained 6-0.
Still Trading
The familiar ball trading pat-
tern was continued early in the
second half, but Northwestern got
the break they wanted when Wood
grabbed a deflected Glinka pass
and carried to the Michigan 36.
Two complete passes and short
running yardage gave Northwest-
ern a first and goal to' go on the
seven. However ,the Michigan de-
fense put on a brilliant display as
it completely thwarted Thorn-
ton's efforts. Tureaud, McNitt and
John Stamos were each responsi-
ble for breaking up one pass.
Taking over the ball Michigan
could gain only four yards and
was forced to punt again. The
Wildcats were similarly stalled,
but Thornton's punt bounced
from the hands of Raimey and
Dick Nichols covered it on the
Michigan 27.
Thornton Hits Stock
Two plays gained nothing as
the third quarter ended. Then,
however, Thornton combined with
Mike Stock on an 11-yard comple-
tion to the 19.
On the next play Al Kimbrough
took a pitchout from Thornton,
beat Scott Maentz and Tureaud,
the only two men who had a shot
at him, and went into the end
zone standing up.
Stock added the conversion and
Northwestern lead 7-6.
The Wolverine victory thus
avenged two consecutive losses to
the Wildcats, particularly the 55-
24 debacle of 1958. The win' also
put deliott's coaching record over
the .500 mark for the first time,
at 7-6.
'Cats Tamed
Rushing ...... 7 2
Passing ...... 4 3
Penalty 0 1

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ICHIGAN COACH Bump Elliott, while preparing the Wolverines
1'last week for yesterday's clashi with Northwestern, said, "Satur-
day's game with Northwestern will be decided by a combination of
'breaks' and 'mistakes,' with the team that can capitalize on the
other's miscues coming out on top."
Elliott could qualify as a prophet if he ever decides to drop out
of coaching.
There were a lot of "breaks" (or "mistakes") in yesterday's sod-
den ball game. Northwestern, a better ball club than their record
would indicate, had a few go against them. Michigan, which had
given the ball away but three times on interceptions or fumbles in
a trio of games this fall, had the roof fall in on them in the "mis-
take" department-losing the ball three times on interceptions and
twice on key fumbles.
But Michigan won. Why?
The explanation seems to lie in Elliott's prediction-the Wol-
verines simply did a better job of capitalizing on their breaks and
NW's mistakes.
By actual count, 12 plays in the Wolverines' flist Big Ten win
of the season could be counted as "breaks" or "mistakes" (depend-
ing on whose side of the field you were on).
Eight of these gave a break to the Wildcats, while four fell into
the Michigan side of the ledger.
Taken chronologically, the first of these occured in the opening
period when Jack Strobel returned a Northwestern punt to midfield,
only to have most of his run nullified by a clipping penalty (to
which the Wolverines were prone .all afternoon). A Michigan drive
never materialized.
The second came early in the second period when Michigan
quarterback, Dave Glinka threw the ball away'rather than eat It for
a loss, and NW's Al Kimbrough intercepted and returned to the
Michigan 43-yard line. Another "break" or- "mistake" came in the
same series when Wildcat quarterback Dick Thornton had to punt.
It rolled dead on the M-6, but Northwestern kept possession on the
Michigan 23 on another Wolverine clipping penalty.
THE TIDE of breaks turned just in time for Elliott's charges as
Northwestern was caught offside on the key play of the drive, an
apparent first down dive by fullback Mike Stock.
The Wolverines held then, and two-thirds of the way through the
peribd broke the scoring ice on Elliott's gambler's call of a long
Glinka to Johnson pass in a fourth and five situation.
There were breaks and mistakes a'plenty in the second half.
Michigan got the first of these when a pair of Wildcat receivers got
oehind the Wolverine secondary, but Elbert Kimbrough let the TD
toss slide off his fingers.
The third period also saw yet another clipping infraction on a
punt called against Michigan, and another interception by North-
western-with second string signal-caller Larry Wood gathering in a
Glinka toss in Michigan territory. Again, a rugged Michigan defense
held, this time on the five yard line.
BUT YOU can't stop all the breaks. They caught up with"Michigan"
when McRae fumbled a punt that was covered by the Wildcats
on the Michigan 27. Four plays later, Al Kimbrough picked up -the
only decent run of the day, a 19-yard touchdown jaunt. The suc-
cessful conversion made the score 6-7, and it looked like the tale
was told.
But the 64,514 fans hadn't seen the best yet. Midway through
the final frame, a long Ginka toss was batted away by a pair of
Wildcat defenders.
But it was batted away to Wolverine end Bob Johnson and the
basketball act turned into a 50-yard pass completion, leaving the ball
on the NW one-foot line, where Bill Tunnicliff did the honors for
the' win.
Breaks kept breaking and mistakes kept being made. Michi-
gan's Ken Tureaud lost a fumble on his own 31-yard line to send up
the danger signals again, but Michigan's final break came only three
plays later, when big Guy Curtis smashed Thornton for a loss and
Bill Stein jumped on the Wildcat quarterback's fumble.
Northwestern got the lion's share of the breaks. Michigan did
a better job of capitalizing on them. Which was the better ;team?
The scoreboard said Michigan. Who's going to argue?
Big Ten Standings
W L T Pct. Pts. OP W L T Pet. Pts. OP
Iowa 3 0 0 1.000 97 36 4 0 0 1.000 119 48
Minnesota ' 2 0 0 1.000 28 10 4 0 0 1.000 39 . 30
MICHIGAN 1' 1 0 .500 31 31 3 1 0 .750 83 37
Michigan State 1 1 0 .500 39 44 2 1 1 .667 67 51
Ohio State 1 1 0 .500 55 31 3 1 0 .750 99 31
Wisconsin 1 1 0 .500 43 41 3 1 0 .750 104 54
Purdue 1 1 0 .500 - 37 45 2 1 1 .667 115 85
Illinois 0 2 0 .000 17 55 2 2 0 .500 67 61
Northwestern 0 3 0 .000- 7 63 1 3 0 .250 26 66
Indiana 0 0 0.000 0 0 1 3 0 .250 46 87


Rushing ......146
Completed ... 4
Intercepted by 2
Yards interceptions
(Rushes and
Passes) .......66
PUNTS, Number 8
distance ......35
returned b~y *. 2
Punts ........ 78
Kickoffs ..... 36




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