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October 24, 1961 - Image 7

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'New-Look' Wolverines Diversify Offense

In the last few years Michigan
football has tended to be some-
what conservative.
The bread and butter of the
Michigan attack has been a solid
running game with the threat of
power through the middle modi-
fled by the danger to opponents
that a fleet Wolverine back could
sweep end or breakaway for the
long gain. Under Benny Oster-
baan's single wing, the ball re-
mained almost exclusively on the
More recently, as Coach Bump
Elliott discarded the single wing
offense in favor .of the wing T,
the basic offense still centered
on Michigan's ground attack.
New Offensive Maneuvers
Last Saturday against Purdue
the Wolverines appeared to be a
different team. The advent of
passing as a means of winning
a ballgame, coupled with the in-
troduction of a varied and even
"tricky" offense, has aroused the
curiosity of many Michigan fans.
In particular the Wolverines
came out Saturday with an un-
balanced line, shifting the left1
end out. beyond the right end,
making the left tackle eligible.
According to Assistant Coach Bob
Hollway this formation was used
sparingly against Duke and Mich-3
igan State last year, but thus far;
had not been employed until
Hollway remarked that "we have1
had.the play in our repertoire, but
did not specifically plan on using1
it until last week against Purdue
when it was part of our pre-game
strategy." Although John Hout-
man, playing left tackle Saturday
did not receive any passes, the in-
triguing possibility of his eligibil-l
ity will be sure to occupy the
thoughts of Minnesota mentor,l
Murray Warmath, and his staff.


Another new development in the
Michigan offense was the use of
a swing pass very similar to a
play employed ten years ago by
Army. This tactic involved a short
pass behind the line of scrimmage
to a halfback sweeping end.
Although this play is used by
almost every college team at one
time or another, its introduction
into the Wolverine attack is a
portent perhaps of more diversi-
fled things to come.
Increased Passing
A third factor which gave many
a fan cause for a smile while
watching Michigan face the Boil-
ermakers was the. Increased use
of the forward pass.
An interesting sidelight in con-
nection with the forward pass at
Michigan is provided by Wally
Webber, Assistant Freshman foot-
ball coach and public relations
man for the University.
"Every great Michigan team has
been a passing club. The passing
of Bob Chappius, Benny Friedman,
Harry Newman and Jim Van Pelt
coincided with what is generally
considered Michigan's strongest
. ,
Practive Notes
The Wolverines held their usual
Monday afternoon practice con-
centrating on the Minnesota Go-
phers whom they face next Satur-
day at Minneapolis. No new major
injuries were reported after the
game Saturday, which should give
the Wolverines a good opportunity
to recapture the Little Brown Jug
they lost last year.
Defensive coach Bob Hollway'
was especially pleased with his
pass defenders last Saturday. He
said that "although Purdue had
a great deal of time to get their
passes off, the defensive second-
ary looked good by killing the
Purdue patterns and covering
their men well."

-Daily-Ed Langs
McRAE IN MOTION--Here is the tail end result of one of the Wolverines' new plays. McRae moves
in notion, goes downfield far a pass, receives Dave Glinka's aerial, and keeps in motion through
the enemy backfield. McRae has not only come into his own as a runner, but has also developed
into a pass catching threat, hauling in six receptions Saturday.



Gophers' Reserve 'Caller' Sidelined

By The Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS-Jerry Pelletier,
sophomore sub for quarterback
Sandy Stephens, was sidelined
yesterday with a shoulder separa-
tion suffreed in Minnesota's vic-
tory over Illinois.
Coach Murray Warmath said it
is questionable whether Peleltier
will be able to make this Satur-
day's homecoming game with
Still out is regular Bill Munsey.
The star halfbac kmissed the Illi-
nois game, and it is not known

Winchell Nips Unbeaten Wenley To Gain
Berth in Residence First Place Playoffs

Quarterback Bob Lawrence
passed to end Jerry Garick for the
only touchdown of the game and
then connected on a pass to Tom
Jones for the extra points as Win-
chell "A" captured a berth in the
first place residence hall playoffs
by downing a previously unbeaten
Wenley team 8-0.
After neither team had been
able to advance the ball for much
yardage throughout most the first
half, Winchell finally got its of-
fense into full gear, driving 40
yards to pay dirt late in the
Play Rough
Rough football was the domi-
nant factor in the second half as
both teams displayed powerful de-
fenses. Wenley came out fighting
:early in the final period and
marched down to its opponents'
two yard line as quarterback Jim
Rhon connected on five successive
passes for fifty yards, but the
drive faltered here and Wenley
was unable to score. They never
threatened again.
The loss ended league play for
both teams with identical 3-1
Kelsey Upset
Completing the I-M "A" action
in the afternoon, Reeves' beat
Cooley 14-0, Anderson beat Allen-
Rumsey 18-12, Scott walloped Chi-
cago 28-8, Adams upset Kelsey
14-6, and Gomberg downed Greene
6-0 in a game which saw the
Greene team forfeit by walking
off the field for alleged partiality
on the part of the referee.
In its final I-M game before
playoffs, Huber "B" downed a
stubborn Lloyd team by a 14-2
Dave, Decoster and Dave Beall
intercepted Lloyd passes at key
moments in the game and Huber
quickly turned both opportunities
into touchdowns. On each occa-
sion, Lloyd appeared to be headed
for a tally but the Huber defense

closed in and dashed Lloyd's hopes
for an upset.
Huber played its typical defen-
sive game, allowing only two
points on a safety when John Artz
caught the Huber quarterback in
the end zone in the closing min-
utes of the game.
The victors finished with a 4-1
record this season while allowing
its opponents only four points
throughout the year.
In other "B" action large scores
were the order of the day as Win-
chell trounced Reeves 32-0, Wen-
ley downed Adams 24-0 with Pat
Edmonds accounting for 18 points
and Kelsey romped over Williams
In a seesaw battle that rarely
saw either team threaten the other
'team's goal, a fighting Taylor
team slipped past a determined
Strauss team 6-0 in night resi-
dence hall "A" action at Wines
A first half score proved to be
the winning points for Taylor. Bob
Schram passed to Bob Vanden-
burgh on a fifteen-yard comple-
tion for the score.
Nearly everyone on the Huber
"A" team starred as five players
scored in a 28-0 victory over Van
Dick Horning, Bill Wahl, George
Skaff, and Gary Bryce scored
touchdowns for the victorious
Hubermen. Dick Lam was the ex-
tra point specialist with two con-

In the remaining "A" game of
the evening, Lloyd House won by
a touchdown and extra point over
Hinsdale. Ed Malinak scored all
of Lloyd's points.
Two undefeated "B" squads met
at Wines Field. Ironically, the
losing team scored first but had
victory snatched away when it
missed the extra point. Scott
House Roared back against the
Taylor team to score both a touch-
downand the extra points for an
8-6 win.
Larry David connected on a pass
to "Buckey" Walters in the second
half for the Taylor score. After a
Scott drive Lee Dietrich passed to
Joe Wilkes for the tying points.
Dietrich passed to Babe Pryor for
the winning conversion.
In other "B" action Hinsdale
trounced Chicago 20-0 and a
strong Anderson team edged past
Allen-Rumsey 6-0.

If he will make the Michigan top runners, had not worked out
game. since he injured a knee in the
Warmath gave the regulars a Hawkeyes' opener. He is not ex-
breather in a one-session prac- pected to play for at least a couple
tice but had the second and third of weeks.
teams work on passing, with quar- Burns said he expects a rugged
terbacks Duane Blaska and Bob battle with Purdue "because Pur-
Sadek doing the throwing. due wil be up for us at their home-
* * * coming."
EAST LANSING - The rough
going in he 17-7 comeback victory
over Notre Dame took a physical
toll a nose count at the Michi-
gan State football camp -showed
Tom Jordon, defensive center, fo
is in the infirmary with an ankle
sprain and is expected to be miss-
ing for Saturday's meeting with
Indiana. Dewey Lincoln, the stand-
out sophomore halfback, is both-
ered by a knee sprain. Tackle and Skyline Diamond Setters serv-
center Dave Behrman also had a ices the downtown Detroit
knee sprain. area stores.
Fullback Ron Hatcher and cen- od a d witssc iou ted
ter Dave Manders both had shoul- by a skiled cratsma in the
der strains and tackle Tony Ku- ring of your choice.
miega had a lame arm. With your diamond you re-
The varsity started working ceive a GUARANTEED CER-
e var ty swo ngTIFICATE OF VAL UE from a
yesterday against a team using GRADUATE GEMOLOGIST!
Indiana plays carried back by As-
sistant Coach Vince Carrilot, who
scouted the Hoosier 33-7 win over YOUR PERSONAL SEL
Washington State.
IOWA CITY-Halfback Larry
Ferguson and quarterback Wilburn
Hollis worked out in sweat clothes
with the Iowa football team yes-
terday after being sidelined with
Coach Jerry Burns had an-
nounced earlier that Hollis, who TH E BEL .
suffered a wrist injury in Iowa's
second game, would run a left
halfback and might be ready to
play against Purdue Saturday.
Ferguson, one of the country's

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