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ER 28, 1961

3opher Line Challenges Swift Michigan Backs

At the 19th Hole
with Fred Steinhardt

Michigan Bids T o Spoil
Minnesota Homecoming

Stephens, Gophers Ready
To Surprise Wolverines

(Continued from Page 1)

for touchdowns. This has touched
off .more "better than last year"
claims in Minneapolis than Rus-
sia has A-bombs.
And last year the Gophers
whipped Michigan, 10-0, with their
national champions and the likes
of All-American guard Tom.
Brown, and 265-lb tackle Frank
Brixius. Those two are gone, but
another "B"--255-lb Bobby Bell-



p.m. (EST)

out victims the past two.weeks
and only an opening 6-0 loss in
the snow to Missouri mars a per-
fect record.'
No team has been able to score
in the second half.
About the only things the Go-
phers won't have going for them
up front are a weight advantage
and Michigan's .Jehn Walker and
Will Stawski. In the starting unit,
the Wolverine forwards are ten
lbs heavier per man. Stawski and
Walker, "two stalwarts last week
against Purdue, anchor the shock
Only against Michigan State
was the Michigan line outplayed.
Defensively it won't have to con-
ceed a thing to anyone. Purdue
found out last week, losing 10
yds. on the ground in the second
Wolverines Ready
Though tackles Jon Schopf and'
John Houtman along with assorted
other Wolverines including half-
back Dave Raimey -and swing-
back Ken Tureaud spent the week,
nursing bruises, Coach Bump El-
liott has pronounced his team
There were a few anxious mo-
ments yesterday, however, when
the team's chartered flight from
Willow Run Airport developed
landing gear trouble and wasn't
able to take off.'
The team picked up another
flight two hours later. The only
members 'of the football party
who were left behind were six
roving reporters who were forced
to fly to Minneapolis in a private
The setback didn't bother Mich-
igan's plans as it worked 'out at
Ferry Field before the scheduled
departure. The team will return
to Ann Arbor immediately follow-
ing this afternoon's game.

RV, WUOM, Ann -Arbor; WWJ,
WJR, Detroit; WKMH, Dear-
returns to anchor a "smaller but
faster" Minnesota forward wall
touted as "better" than that of
a year ago.
Gopher Defense Tough
Minnesota's defensive record
speaks for itself as the Gophers'
have allowed a mere 20 points in
racking up victories. over Oregon,
Northwestern and Illinois. The,
Illini and the Wildcats were shut-
Pro Scores
S racuse 126, Philadelphia 1221
hicago 117, St. Louis 106}
Detroit, Los Angeles (incomplete)
No games scheduled

PLENTY OF BULK -- 217-lb. Gopher tackle Bobby Bell from
Shelby, North Carolina, is rated by Minnesota Coach Murray
Warmath as one of the best linemen in the country. Bell and the
Gopher line have been very impressive thus far, holding the oppo-
sition scoreless in Minnesota's last two outings.
Oulpont Soiolog

(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following
article was written especially for
The Daily by Roger Luoma, Minne-
sota Daily Sports Editor.)
Minnesota Daily Sports Editor
MINNEAPOLIS - With its of-
fense recharged by the passing of
quarterback Sandy Stephens, Min-
nesota enters tomorrow's clash
with Michigan as a threat for the
Big Ten crown.
The experts, who under-rated
the Gophers as having about as
-ruch firepower as the Swiss Navy,
were rudely jolted last week when
Stephens' long aerials clicked in a
33-0 pasting of Illinois.
Though the llinihdefense may
have been weak, the Minnesota
passing show brought tears of joy
to countless fans who have been
waiting for years for a team that
can strike potently through the
All week, the Gophers have
been working out with grim deter-
mination of retaining the Little
Brown Jug won last year at Ann
Arbor, and all week Stephens has
been on target in passing drills,
connecting both long and short
strikes on roll-outs to either side.
Minnesota's homecoming cele-
bration opened Tuesday with a
rally at Northrop Auditorium, and
it's obvious that after three
straight victories (over Oregon,
Northwestern, and Illinois), fans
are beginning to catch the spirit
of another winning season. There
are even members of the Minne-
sota team, including some of the

coaching staff, who will say
year's team is better than


year's national champs.
The Gophers operate from a
winged-T, with a man in motion,
and the quarterback (usually Ste-
phens) rolling out on the pass-
run-pitch option more often than
in the past.
Behind Stephens, sophomore
Jim Cairns is the leading runner
with 4.2 yards per carry. The
Redwood Falls rookie is one of the
shiftiest ball carriers in Gopher
history, and is one of Minnesota's
most elusive pass receivers. Dave
Mulholland, Tommy King and Al
Fisheralsorun often at halfback,
with 210-lb. Judge Dickson, a hu-
man battering ram, at fullback.
Bill Munsey, regular at right
half, and fullback Jerry Jones, a
skilled punter, are suffering leg
and hip troubles respectively, and
will likely not see action.
The line is lighter than last
year's but has better speed.
Coach Murray Warmath, who
handled Lineman - of - the - year
Tom Brown last year, is calling
junior right tackle Bobby Lee Bell
the best lineman he ever coached,
which is quite unusual since
Brownie was nothing short of
Bell, who has been practicing
field goal kicking (with commend-
able success), is far improved over
last season. Warmath switches
him between left and right tackle,
depending on where his leadership,
is most needed.

Re serves Defeated
By Michigan State

Reversing last week's situation,
the Michigan State reserve foot-
ball squad downed the Wolver-
ines by a 24-19 margin yesterday
at East Lansing.
Michigan's reserves won last
week at Ferry Field on a come-
from-behind 14-12 victory in the
first of the two game series. Bill
Dodd, who sparked the squad last
week again figured in the scoring.
He scored a touchdown after
State scored first for an early

lead. Also scoring for Michigan
were Jim Zubkus and sophomore
Don Kornowa. Kornowa's tally was
a brilliant 80 yd. kickoff return.
Comeback for State
State was losing until the final
minute of play when they con-
nected on a pass play to put the
game on ice.
Michigan State's election to run
all threeextra points proed the
winning margin.


Nuclear Engineers came from
behind last night in the closing
minutes of the game to edge Soci-
ology 16-10 in Faculty football
Sociology dominated play in the
first half. A safety early in the
game and Dick Robinson's touch-
down and extra point accounted
for all of Sociology's points. Char-
lie Barnes, who engineered the
Nuclear Engineer's attack, threw
a touchdown pass to Paul Plumen
and an extra point pass to John
Erickson, as the engineers trailed
8-10 at halftime.
In the second -half Nuclear's
hard defensive rush bottled up the
Sociology's offense. With three
minutes remaining and Nuclear
behind, Barnes connected with
Plumen for the second time in the
game for a touchdown to tally
the winning points.
Erickson Dives
Erickson's diving catch for the
extra point added unnecessary in-
surance for Nuclear. Sociology had
possession of the ball on Nuclear's
flve-yard line when time ran out.
Three other games highlighted
the Faculty touch football sched-
ule. Chemistry tipped Willow Run
16-8, as Hal Schiller scored all of
he points for the victors.i'Bob
Ledbetter accounted for Willow

Big Ten Championship Race Tightens;
Upset-Minded Purdue Takes on Iowa

Capacity homecoming crowds
will try to spur their teams on to
victory in Big Ten games today as
four squads tied for the Confer-
ence lead hope todmaintain their
unblemished records.
With MZI chigan State, Ohio
State, Iowa, and Minnesota each
tied with 2-0records and playing
Indiana, Wisconsin, Purdue, and
Michigan respectively, the tie may
be cut to two as Iowa and Minne-
sota are playing highly regarded
In an intersectional battle be-
tween Illinois and Southern Cali-
fornia, the winless Illini are ex-
pected to put up little, opposition
to a powerful Trojan team which
almost upset Iowa two weeks ago

Run's lone touchdown with Dave
Flowers adding the extra point.
In the final games, Cooley Lab
whitewashed History 14-0, and
Zoology nipped Business Adminis-
tration 6-0.

confidence and Success
Case in point-Dave Glinka, at the crossroads of his career as
Michigan squares off against Minnesota today in Minneapolis.
Whether the wolves who chant "We want Chandler" in every
passing situation care to realize it or not, Glinka has the physical
skills to be as fine a quarterback as there is in the Big Ten, Wilburn
Hollis and Ron Miller included.
However, it is no secret that Glinka has not consistently played up
to his potential since he took over the starting job as a sophomore last
year. His passing performances for example, have ranged from a spec-
tacular 9 of 11 completions for 170 yds. last week against Purdue to
somewhat less than impressive outings such as 7 ofl 18 completions
last year against Wisconsin.
Glinka has also come under fire for failure to call his own signals,
indecisiveness on roll-out plays, and his play selection. In short, he is
an enigma.
The explanation may be what some writers prefer to term "mo-
mentum," and others "confidence." As 1961 Michigan fans have seen
against UCLA, Army, and Michigan State, it can be mighty tough to
stop the team which gets the early jump and gathers a head of steam.
Success brings confidence which brings more success.
The same applies to individuals, more so to the quarter-
back because he is responsible for so much more on tlee field
than anyone else' Confidence shows up in the little things
that separate the adequate signalcaller from the great one,
such as that split second decision to uun or pass, or calling
a daring play after being personally buried under for a loss.
Because he is subject to constant ups and downs, the quarter-
back must be more than confident. He must be cocky.
With this in mind, it is easy to distinguish two distinct parts in
Michigan's and Glinka's performa ce over the'1960 season: (1) before
Minnesota, and (2) after Minnesota.
Until the Minnesota game last year, Glinka was playing sen-
sationally for a Big Ten sophomore. He opened his collegiate career
by clearly outplaying Oregon's touted Dave Grosz. The next week
against Michigan State he almost engineered a major upset as he
deftly moved the Wolverine attack against the bigger and fresher
Spartans, completing 6 of 14, with two late one nullified. He hit 8
of 14 in the 31-6 rout of Duke the following week and in his fourth
game he tossed for one TD and set up the other as Michigan beat
Northwestern and triple threat Dick Thornton 14-7.
Glinka was performing above expectations, and naturally,
so was Michigan. The attack was crisp and precise. Over the
first four games, Michigan had lost only two fumbles.
Then Minnesota came to town.
Michigan gave the ball away seven times as Minnesota crossed the
50 only twice under their own power. Michigan's end sweeps were
boxed in and the pass protection futile Glinka spent a rather un-
comfortable afternoon climbing out from- under the likes of 240 lb.
Tom Brown, 260 lb. Frank Brixius, and 225 lb. Bobby Bell.
The inescapable fact is that after that game, Glinka and the
Michigan team were not as effective, at least on paper. Michigan lost
to Wisconsin 16-13 and squeezed by Illinois 8-7 in the next two
weeks. Before the game Glinka had completed 45 per cent of his
passes for 395 yds. and four touchdowns. After it he completed 40
per cent for 294 yds. and a lone toucj down, against Indiana. This
is not forgetting his daring fourth dowf pass and subsequent two point
conversion pass which beat Illinois, and his solid performance against
Ohio State.
Many felt that the bruising Gophers hit so hard a year
ago that they forced the Wolverines into their mistakes. That's
nonsense. Michigan players will tell you that both Michigan
State and Ohio State hit harder last year than did Minnesota.
The fact was that both Michigan and Glinka's momentum
were stopped cold in a losing game which the team felt it -
should have won. The team played every bit as hard the rest
of the year, maybe even harder, but things just didn't work
out as well as they had before. (And if you don't think that's
possible go back two weeks to the Michigan State game for the
grisly evidence.)
Because he is the quarterback, there may have been more of an
adverse effect on Glinka than any other single in1ividual. Not until
his tremendous day last week did his passing approach his first four
games of 1960. Remember that the quarterback faces his his team as
a unit by himself, each instilling confidence in the other.
This brings us up to today's game. Obviously, it means a
lot to Glinka and to his teammates, who are ultimately the
cause of his success or failure. Besides wiping out the bitter
memory of Minnesota, a good showing by Glinka would enable
him to chalk up two really fine days in succession for the first
time since early last year. And as we have seen, momentum
can be hard to stop.
But win or lose this Saturday, Dave Glinka is a better quarterback
than his detractors are willing to admit. Personally, I would like to see
him shut the wolves up once and for all. He is capable of doing just

Colorado-Oklahoma, Missouri-Nebraska Clashes
Highlight Big Eight Conference Competition

and beat California last week
Illinois has been beset with
many injuries this year and has
lost their first four ball games.
Southern California, which holds
a 3-1 edge in this series, will
counter minus star left halfback
Willie (The Wisp) Brown. Brown,
a dazzling runner before he was
sidelined with a foot injury, prob-
ably will get into the game, but
may be used only sparingly, mostly
as a decoy.
Irish, Wildcats Clash
Northwestern and Notre Dame,
each trying to bound back after
absorbing losses againsthrugged
opponents last week, clash today
for the 31st time in a football
rivalry stretching back to 1889.
The Wildcats have been unable
to score a touchdown in their last
two contests and may see only
limited acti6n from their two main
ground gainers, fullback Bill Swin-
gle and halfback Bob Snider, who
are each handicapped with injur-
ies. Last week the Wildcats were
downed by Ohio State 10-0.
Irish Seek Revenge
Notre Dame, on the other hand,
is ranked 8th in the nation and
will be seeking revenge for its 17-7
loss to Michigan State last week.
Fullback Bob Ferguson, Ohio
State's All-American candidate, is
expected to lead the Buckeyes to
a fairly easy victory in today's
game against Wisconsin's Badgers
before a national television audi-
Ranked sixth in the nation, Ohio
State will face an upset-minded
Wisconsin team which so far this
season has displayed little offen-
sively while compiling a 1-2 record.
The Ron Miller-Pat Richter com-
bination has fallen short of its
pre-season expectations and the

Badgers are no longer considered
to be serious contenders in the
Conference race.
MSU Favored
Spartan halfback George Saimes
will be on the scene again as MSU
is expected to have no trouble with
the Hoosiers, who are sporting an
unimpressive 1-2 record thus far.
Michigan State has won ten of
the :last 11 games with Indiana,
the victory going to the Spartans
last year by a lopsided 35-0 score.
So far this year, State has only
given up one touchdown in its four
successive victories while Indiana's
only victory came on a 33-7 rout
over a hapless Washington State
Upset-Minded Purdue
Undefeated Iowa, number five
in the country, invades Purdue for
a game which appears to be a sure
Hawkeye victory; however, Iowa
respects Purdue, which is famed
for its upsets and has been "tuning
its gun" for the Hawkeye invasion.
Previously unbeaten Ohio State
and Minnesota tasted defeat by a
fair Purdue team last year, and
the Boilermakers are given a bet-
ter than ever chance to give Iowa
the same treatment today.
In its two losses this year, Pur-
due has been on the short end to
Notre Dame, 22-20, and Michigan,
16-14. Sophomore quarterback Ron
DiGravio will match wits with
Iowa's junior Matt Szykony, who
scored 11 points and threw three
touchdown passes against Wiscon-
sin last week.



No conference in the country is
composed of such extreme knowns
and unknowns as the Big Eight
Michigan fans remember the
tough Missouri team of two years
ago which came to Ann Arbor to
hand the Wolverines a loss in the
1959 season opener. Few people
can forget the great Oklahoma
teams of the 1950's which won 47
games before bowing to Notre
Dame in 1957.
Five Fat Years
In the five years in national
prominence Bud Wilkinson's Soon-
ers provided more excitement and
as many All-Americans as any
other team in the country.
This season, Colorado and Ne-
braska are also in the limelight.
The Colorado Buffaloes boast an
undefeated record and a tenth-
ranked rating in the Associated
Press poll. Nebraska has provided
some exciting action in their games
too. Their 1-2-1 record is not rep-
resentative of the football they
have been playing.
Everybody Knows Kansas
Kansas is another team in the
Big Eight which is familiar to
most football fans. The Jayhawks
were pre-season favorites for the
national championship in several
polls, before having their backs
broken by a determined TCU team.
The other three teams in the
league are relatively unknown,
however, though they too have
had their teams. How many people1
can tell you anything about Kan-(

sas State, Iowa State or Oklahoma
State. The only exception may be
the latter, which tipped Nebraska
last weekend, but for the most!
part these teams are of minor sig-
nificance in the nation's gridiron
Buffalo Stampede?
Today the Big Eight teams are
all in action in conference play.
The top game of the day will take
place in Norman, Okla., when the
undefeated Colorado Buffaloes in-
vade Bud Wilkinson's domain to
test the recovering Sooners. An-
other game almost as difficult to
pick will be the Missouri-Nebraska
tilt, which will help to determine
the first-place status In the con-
ference. The Tigers of Missouri
are undefeated inleague action
and match their 2-0 record with
Colorado's 3-0 mark for the league
Another tough game pits Kansas
against Oklahoma State. The Jay-
hawkers have proven they are a
hard team to manage, but tough
luck has plagued them all season
as shown by their record.
On Move
The State Cowboys came into
their own last week with their
victory over Nebraska and can
move ahead of the Jayhawks in
the Big Eight standings with a
victory. They stand at 2-2 while
Kansas holds onto a precarious
2-1 mark.
The fourth game finds Iowa
State at Kansas State. It will be
Iowa State's fine single wing at-
tack against Kansas State's fero-
cious defense. You pick the win-

ner. Neither team has managedj
a league win, with 0-4 and 0-2
marks, respectively.
Way Down South
Most of the other top games of
the week are again to be found in
the South. LSU, Texas, Georgia
Tech, Mississippi, and Alabama all
put their national ratings on the]
auction board in their games. Only'
LSU and Texas will have their
hands full, however. The Tigers
travel to Gainesville to tangle with
an unpredictable Florida team
while Texas hosts the upset-
minded Rice Owls.
Georgia Tech should have no
trouble with Tulane, neither should
Old Miss with Vanderbilt, nor

j Alabama with Houston. All three
teams are pretty sure of maintain-
ing their national prominence.
Best in East
' In the East, Dartmouth, still
stinging from the defeat at the
hands of arch-rival Holy Cross
invades Harvard land to do battle
with the Crimson while Holy Cross
will try to make it two in a row
at the hands of Syracuse.
Other top games finds Duke at
North Carolina State. The Blue-
devils' primary worry is acquiring
a Roman Gabriel complex. The
upset-minded Pitt Panthers tan-
gle with Navy, and recovering
Penn State tries to put itself on a
sure victory road when it meets
a weak California team.






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