THlE MICHIGAN DAILY
Surrising Defense Holds Key to
l' Grid Futu
Wolverines Much Improved
Since Opener With Oregon
Fitzgerald Returns to Michigan P
Three Other Players on New Inju
By BOB ROMANOFF
By DAVE ANDREWS
Defensive football has held the
key to Michigan's impressive three
and one record as the Wolverines
approach the halfway point in
Right from the season opener
in which the stout Michigan for-
ward wall contained Oregon's set
of fleet backs and their topnotch'
quarterback Dave Grocz, they
have made the BIG play when it
Even in the last quarter loss ati
Michigan State, captain Jerry
Smith came up with a key inter-
ception which almost snuffed out
the Spartans last hopes. Smith
again produced the effort against
Duke in the second quarter, when
he smashed through the Blue
Devil line to block the conversion
attempt that could have given
Duke a 7-6 lead and possibly have
changed the complexion of the
Last week it was defensive half-
back Gary McNitt, who starred
as he batted down Dick Thorn-
ton's fourth-down pass in the end
zone to preserve a 6-0 Michigan
However the most surprising
PHILADELPHIA ()-The Phil-
adelphia Warriors of the National
Basketball Association yesterday
traded Woody Sauldsberry and
Ernie Beck to the St. Louis Hawks
for Ed Conlin and an undisclosed
sum of 'cash.
Conlin, 27. Is a 6'-6", 200-
pounder who has been in the NBA
since 1955. He joined the Syracuse
Nats upon graduation from Ford-
ham, and then played with Detroit.
thing about the Michigan defense
is its consistency. Last year it
flashed brilliance at times, but on
other occasions forgot how to
OVly Michigan State has been
able to penetrate the Wolverines
line for more than negligible
yardage, and they accomplished
that only after their superior
manpower and size had worn
down the Wolverines. The four
opponents to date have been able
to pick up only 861 yards in total
offense, an average of only 215
yards per game. Of this, Michigan'
State accounted for 330.
The defensive backfield has been,
doing "an .excellent job," said
Coach Bump Elliott, "and they
are still improving."
John Stamos, McNitt and Co.
have permitted only 35 passes to
be completed of 89 thrown for a
total of 314 yards, very com-
mendable considering that three
of the teams, Oregon, Duke, and
Northwestern are noted as passing
"We've come a long way," said
Elliott, "but we've got to keep
improving if we expect to stop
Minnesota this week, and Wiscon-
sin . .. in the following weeks."
"Everyone has improved since
the start of the year," said El-
liott, "our defense won the North-
western game for us."
The BIG test for the Wolverine
defensive line will come this week-
end against unbeaten Minnesota's
huge forward wall, and the de-
fensive backfield will have their
hands full trying to deploy against
the antics of Minnesota quarter-
back Sandy Stephens.
The Wolverines may depend on
stunts (variance in the line's
changes) and red-dogging the
linebackers once in a while to keep,
the offense honest but basically
they use the standard formations,
Michigan, who faces possibly its
toughest game to date when it
meets Minnesota's monstrous
Gophers this Saturday, received
the happy news that their spirited
halfback, Denny Fitzgerald, should
be ready for action.
Fitzgerald, who electrified fans
at the Michigan State game with
a 99-yard kickoff runback, longest
in Michigan's illustrious football
history, and scored two touch-
downs in the Wolverines' 31-6
trouncing of Duke, was forced to
sit out last week's Northwestern
game. A still unexplained blood
infection, which caused him to be-
come greatly fatigued, was blamed.
Fitzgerald returned to yester-
day's practice session, which con-
sisted mainly of listening to scout-
ing reports and watching films of
Minnesota's 21-10 triumph of n11-
nois, and appeared to be sufilci-
ently recovered from his illness,
He has played both left and
right halfback this year, which
has led Coach Bump Elliott to
consider using him as a swing
back in the Gopher game. In other
words he would beshifted-between
the right and left half slots de-
pending on where his talent could
best be put to use as the game
Three men came out of the
Wildcat clash with injuries. Center
Todd Grant has a sore right foot
and end George Mans and guard
Guy Curtis suffered knee injuries.
The extent of their injuries won't
be known until later today.
BATTED DOWN - Michigan's Gary McNitt (14) leaps to tip Northwestern's try for a touchdown
out of the reach of Wildcat Larry Benz in last Saturday's action. Also conversing on Benz
are Captain Jerry Smith (51) and John Stamos (behind). These three defenders helped limit
Northwestern to only six completions in 27 attempts.
Minsota Prepares for 'M'
MINNEAPOLIS (A,) - Tackle
Dick Miller, one of the defensive
heroes of Minnesota's fourth
quarter comeback against Illi-
nois, was promoted to the first
Miller, lightest tackle on the
team at 205 pounds, replacedh 20-
pound; Frank Brixiuis, the heav-
iest. Brixius, a regular all sea-
son, was evicted from the Illinois
game for punching end Ed O'Brad-
Miller missed the Gophers' first
three games because of a leg in-
jury. Saturday's game at Michi-
gan will be his first starting role.
In another move, Coach Mur-
ray Warmath shifted pass-catch-
ing star Tom Hall from left to
right end on the seconn unit.
EVANSTON (A') - Four North-
western football players were out
of action yesterday with injuries
suffered in the 14-7 loss to Mich-
Center Larry Onesti nursed a
sprained elbow and tackle Jack
Overcko a severe charley horse.
Both are first string linemen.
Guard Chuck Urbanic, also suf-
fering a charley horse, and half-
back Bob Snider, with a bruised'
hip, also sat it out on the side-
* * *
CHAMPAIGN (M)-Gary Hem-
brough, second string right end, is
lost to Illinois for about three'
weeks with a pelvic injury suf-
fered in the Minnesota game, it
was announced yesterday.
Rejoinin gthe squad as it pre-
pares for Penn State are Thurman
Walker, sophomore end, and cen-
ter John Stapleton. In addition,
fullback Bill Brown should be
back at full speed after being
slowed with a wrenched knee,
* * *
MADISON, Wis. (R)-Wiscon-
sin's football team held a light
workout yesterday with one top
quarterback not running and the
other nursing a bad knee.
Ron Miller suffered a sprained
ankle in the loss to Iowa last
week and was not running, but
he is expected to be ready for
Ohio State Saturday.
WHO'S GOT IT-Michigan's John Stamos, and Northwes
Albert Kimbrough battle for the football in last Saturday's
won by Miehigan, 14-7. Stamos, a junior, has played fine defe
football for Coach Bumb Elliott this year.
',luber IBeaten; Kelsey Rolls~
By JOHN McREYNOLDS
Quarterbacks starred and shut
outs predominated as Huber was
upset and Kelsey remained un-
scored upon in today's I-M resi-
dence 'A' football action.
Previously unscored upon Huber
was given a sharp setback as they
bowed to a strong Scott running
and passing attack, 1-2. The,
Huber squad started out strong
by scoring a safety, but after
that, the determined Scott seven
stopped their opponents time and
The big difference in the teams
was in the quarterbacks. Scott's
Paul O'Reilly passed to Bruce Bar-
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ker for the first score, then sprint-
ed forty yards for the second
touchdown. He also passed for
both extra points, while the Huber
quarterback had an off-day, miss-
ing too many passes and getting
caught for losses in yardage.
In other "A" I-M action, still
unscored-upon Kelsey, making a
strong bid for the residence halls
title, shut out Allen-Rumsey 32-0
on the running and passing of
quarterback Bruce Baldwin, who
passed to Phil Wynn for two scores,
to Rick Clark for a third, and to
Howard Schunaman for the last.
Meanwhile Lloyd topped Chicago
8-0 on the strength of its quarter-
back Glary Hamman. At Ferry
Field, once-po erful Gomberg lost
its second straight, this time to
Hayden, 6-2, while Michigan shut-
out Greene 26-0 as Morry Shecht-
man passed to Jim Nelson for
Three other "A" games were also
shutouts, as Cooley beat Adams
8-0 on a pass from Dick Mandel
to Doug Parker, Strauss stopped
SMore space . ,
Reeves 16-0, as Larry Mori
played a strong game by receiv
and running most of the pas
scoring once while Harold Par
scored the second. Van Tyne ag
won, beating Anderson 26-0,
quarterback Bill Cono ley ran
two touchdowns and passed
Jack Rashleigh and Mary (
for the other two scores. In
other "A" game, Winchell-
ended Williams, 8-6, on the pa
ing of Ron Linclou.
Shutouts also ruled the "B"I
scene, as Gomberg's Big 1
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squeaked by Winchell, 8-6.
victory for the red shirts was
only game in which both tes
In the other "B" games K!e)
stopped Adams 14-0, Willia
beat Huber 12-0, Scott topped V
Tyne 6-0, and Cooley won its ga
with Anderson, 6-0, on a despe
tion pass with less than a hal
minute to play in the game.
Michigan scored a touchdo
in overtime against Wernley af
the teams held each other sca
less for the full playing ti
Greene forfeited to Allen-Rums
Reeves forfeited to Hayden,
Chicago's well-planned attackI
Harry Doerr in the end zone
receive the winning pass and b
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