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. ~by Clirff Marks
A Long Ride Home
"...And Dickson scores!" screamed the radio over the roar of
the Minnesota Homecoming crowd, announcing the winning touch-,.
down. And then you're glad you didn't make the 14-hour trip to
If you think it's frustrating to watch your team throw away a
game that is supposedly wrapped up, try listening to one. It's mur-
der. Especially after you gave up all hope when elusive Sandy Steph-
ens danced 10 yds. into the end zone; but the TD was nullified by an
illegal motion penalty and hope was restored. You gave a roar when
the Wolverines held, and sat back with a sigh of relief. "We've
won," you thought.
But then you jumped up In disbelief as youheard, ". . .
and McRae finds an opening, he's hit, and fumbles .. . MIN-
NESOTA- RECOVERS! .. . on the five yard line." You're
stunned. Then you wonder?
Why hand the ball to a slim, 170-lb. speedster when you have a
230-lb. bull named Bill Turinicliff; and you're on the nine yard line?
But there's still hope. "Maybe we can'hold them." And we do, for
three plays, then,"... DICKSON SCORES.' and that'sĀ°the ball game.
But is it. This is the same team that scored 20 points already with
its explosive attack, only to blow 13-0, and 20-8 leads. It's the same
team that beat Purdue last week, and the Spoilermakers lived up to
their name by upsetting Iowa yesterday. So there's still hope. Maybe
bump will put in Bob Chandler to uncork a long pass that could turn
the tables on the Gophers. He does. For one play. Why only one, you
Chandler, One for Oe...
Who knows? Chandler did what he was supposed to do. He com-
pleted a pass to Doug Bickle as we knew he would. Keep throwing,
Bob. But then, ". . . there goes Glinka back to pass .. . it's a long
one-. .,. incomplete." The next play is much of the same except that
"intercepted" is sulbstituted, and then there's that name Sandy
Stephens again. You wish you could have been there to see him play.
He must have been great. Butthen again,'Glinka played a pretty good
game, he's just not a long pass specialist. And Chandler is.
In fact, it's too bad that the Wolverines had to go. for the long
touchdown pass. Michigan missed its first extra point kick of the
year after the second TD, when the usually reliable Bickle kicked
* A successful kick would have Michigan 2I instead of 20.
And 21 plus a Bickle field goal make 24. Minnesota only had 23
after Stephens took care of the final two Gopher points ,with
his conversion pass. But Michigan only had 20 and Elliott
didn't have his team play for a tie. So they went for the long

Raimey Scores Two TD's
To Spark Michigan Attack

Stephens Sparkplug in Minnesota Wi,

(continued fromn Page 1)
Three plays later, battering Bill
Tunnicliff powered over his right
side for eight yards and the touch-
down. Doug Bickle converted and
the score was 7-0 with slightly
over two minutes gone.
Late in the first quarter, Wol-
verine halfback Dave Raimey in-
tercepted a Stephens aerial on the
Michigan three and, when swarm-
ed by Minnesota tacklers, lateral-
led to McRae in the end zone who
scampered down the left side to
the 50 yd. line. But the drive:
fizzled and Bickle's 55-yd. field,
goal attempt was wide of the posts;
by two feet.
Another Minnesota miscue three
plays later, provided the Blue team
with another scoring opportunity.
On the first play of the second
quarter, Stephens was trapped be-
hind his line for a five yard loss
and attempted to lateral to half-
back Jim Cairns. Stephens threw
the ball on the ground and Raim-
ey recovered on the Minnesota 27
yd. line.
Raimey Rambles
Then Raimey, on the first Mich-
igan play, raced around left end,
shook off Mulholland at the eight
and drove on in for paydirt. Bickle
missed his first conversion of the
year and the score stood 13-0,
with 14:39 left in the half.
The teams took turns going no-
where, and the Gophers got the
ball on their own 37 and on the
first play, Stephens repeated
Raimey's one-play score by driv-
ing through ythe right guard hole
and breaking away for. 63 yds. and


Sports Editor
Special To The Daily
MINNEAPOLIS-It was officially
homecoming at Minnesota yester-
day but it turned out to be wedding
shower for Sandy Stephens.
The 6', 215-lb. Gopher quarter-
. back who virtually is the Minne-
sota offense blossomed into a defi-
nite All-America consideration as
he had a directs hand in all three
Gopher touchdowns. The 20-year-
old senior was married Thursday
evening but the best wedding gift
came against the Wolverines.
Stetphens was the man at the
helm of last year's national cham-
pionship squad but had not dem-
onstrated the ability to operate
under pressure as he did yesterday.
Against Illinois the week before,
he played a crucial role in leading
the Gophers to a 33-0 rout. But
the quality of competition which
the weak Illini displayed was not
comparable to the test which the
rugged Michigan defense posed,
Stephens answered the challenge
and silenced detractors who
claimed his passing was average
at best. His 11 completions, good
ford. 144 yards, included a 46-yd.
heave to end John Campbell for
the second Minnesota touchdown
and pulled the Minneapolis crew
into striking distance of the up-
to-then dominant Wolverines.
The rugged Gopher back also
scored Minnesota's first touchdown
on a hard-driving 63-yd. smash
over left guard.

crack the Michigan line for the
last touchdown.
Stephens' punts averaged only
27 yards, but Warmath said his
kicking against the Wolverines was
"at least average or better than
average, considering his sprained
The total of 304 yards which
the Gopher sensation picked up

..:ands down decision

pass and a possible win. {
And what happened to the rock-ribbed Wolverine defense so
good last week. ". . . Stephens is trapped, he spins away .. . still on
his feet." You heard this happen more" than once, but then, ". ..he's
going all the way," and you can't believe it. From 13-0 to 13-6 in one
63-yard play. ,And then Stephens took care of two more points; with
a toss to John Campbell. It's 13-8, and you start to bite your finger-
nails. "They're explosive, ' you think, and shudder.
But then right off the bat Michigan starts to roll again.
The pressure is on .and they seem to react like champions.
As they get close to the goal line, you start to perspire. "Go
' Blue, and DON'T FUMBLE, PLEASE," you think. And they
don't. ;But then it's fourth and two, on the four, and shades
of MSU (fourth and one) tumble through your mind.
"Give it to Raimey," you'think,".:, and Raimey drives, he's.
In." "And were in too," you think. "The Victors" rings loud.
,and clear.
'Minnesota just can't move. But neither can Michigan. That's
okay, it's 20-8. But you'd like to hear those Wolverines score one more.
Not for insurance, but just to pour it on. Maybe we can even climb
back into the top ten.
Then all of a sudden you're snapped out of .your complacency.
".:..Stephens is back to pass ... it's a long one... (roar) . .. touch-
down," and you slump back in disbelief for the second time. You don't
even know who scored, but you know it's 20-15 and we're in trouble.
eilicigan Under Pressure-...
But the pressure's on, so Michigan will come back. And they al-
most do. McRae just about breaks loose. Raimey picks up yardage.
You remember what a great game Raimey's played. You've heard him
intercept two passes, score two touchdowns, and make many tackles. ,

four yards out. Bickle added the
kicked conversion and the Wol-
verines possessed a seemingly com-
fortable 20-8 lead.
In the final quarter, tempers
flared as the 63,898 Homecoming
fans in Memorial Stadium in-
creased the volume and tempo of
their cheers. With four and a half
minutes gone in the final period,
Minnesota found itself on the
'Michigan 46 yard line by virtue
of a holding penalty against the
Wolverines. Then Stephens lofted
his long arching pass to Campbell
who caught it without breaking
stride on the four yard line and
raced into the end zone behind
Wolverine defender Jim Ward.
Tom Loechler added the extra
point by kicking and the margin
was narrowed to five points.
With seven minutes to go, Min-
nesota took over on its 12 yard
line after the Wolverines punted
and drove down to the Michigan
nine. It was Stephens who car-
ried the ball or passed, on almost.
every play. He ran into the end
zone with 3:30 left, but Gopher
right half Tom King was illegally
in motion to nullify the effort.
The Wolverines took over and
on the first play, McRae fumbled-
and, after Stephens drove to the
one foot line, Dickson cracked
over on fourth down to win the
game. Stephens passed to Tom
Hall for the 23-20 final margin.
Dave Glinka and Bob Chandler
tried to connect on the long passes
in the final minute and a half to
score for the Wolverines, but
Stephens .intercepted a Glinka
pass intended for end Bob Brown
on the Minnesota two yard line to
end the game.
Stephens collected 160 yards on
the ground and 144 yards through
the air, while the Gopher total.
yardage was 406, compared with
the Wolverines' 235. Tunnicliff
was the leading gorund gainer for
th eBlue with 66 yards followed by
Raimey's 56.
In The Go
Minnesota Michigan
First Downs 21 10
By Rushing 12 7
By Passing 6 3
By Penalties 3 0
Rushing (No. Rushes) 45 47
No. Yds. Gained 262 176
Forwa~d .Passing
No. Attempted 31 10
No. Completed 11 5
No. Had Intercepted 2 1
Net Yds. Gained 144 59
Total Plays (Rushes and
Passes) 76 57
Total Net Yds. Gained 406 235

Hands in Everything SANDY STEPHENS
Stephens had a direct hand in .. . wedding present
all eight Minnesota touchdowns was over three-quarters of the en-
prior to yesterday's game, four in tire Minnesota offense, and should
the air and four.. on. the ground. put. him in front of Iowa's Matt
Against the Wolverines he ran for Szykowny and Wisconsin's Ron
one and passed for one, to keep it Miller in the Big Ten total offense
even, but he missed on three tries statistics. He trailed both of them
at the final tally. In addition, he going into the contest with Michi-
passed for two two-point conver- gan, but both Iowa and Wisconsin
sions-the points which spelled lost, which should place Stephens
Michigan's doom. at the top when the figures are
And it was his defensive brilli- announced.
ance that stopped Dave Glinka "Just wait and see. We have a
from completing two long passes passing game and we'll surprise
in the closing seconds. Stephens somebody yet," Stephens said at
intercepted the Wolverine quarter- the beginning of the season. The
back's final toss on the Minnesota surprise party, unfortunately, was
two-yard line to end the Michi- at Michigan's expense.
~ gan desperation drive and the * * *
game. Michigan hopes were dealt an-
Michigan Coach Bump Elliott other serious blow in the line when
called Stephens "a heck of a fine senior tackle Jon Schopf, heralded
ballplayer," refusing to attempt as an All-America candidate, in-
a comparison between the Gopher jured his left shoulder. He will
signal caller and others Michigan have X-rays taken today to deter-
has faced. mine whether it is :broken or not.
In the victors' dressing room,
Coach Murray Warmath . said
Stephens was playing with a par-
tially sprained ankle. "Although 'U n i t'!
I don't think it hurt his game
any," he chuckled. "I don't think By The Associated Press
he could have played betters" SAN FRANCISCO-San Diego
Calls Own Plays Charger quarterback Jack Kemp
Warmath admitted calling a has been classed "temporarily un-
number of plays but said Stephens fit" for military service by the
called the majority of hem. "We Army Surgeon General's office in
give-our quarterbacks more leeway Washington, Sixth Army' .head-
than a lot of coaches do," he said. WashensidAyes ea
Minnesota relies more heavily on quarters here said yesterday,
the quarterback sneak than many
teams because of the all-around Pro SCores
ability of the Uniontown, Pa., sig- NE
nal caller, Warmath explained, Montreal 7, Detroit 5
but the surprise element is missing. Toronto 5, New York 1
This was possibly one of the rea- -NBA
sons why Stephens was unable to Boston 132, New York 102
riiaoel .ipn1i.a 77iCowyr cun 11

... batters Gophers
the first Gopher marker. Stephens
passed to Campbell for the two
interception on the 13 and re-
turned to the Michigan 38 yard
line to end the threat.
Michigan scored with 10 min-
utes gone in the third quarter af-
ter McRae made a fair catch of
a Stephens punt on the Michigan
40 yard line. Eleven plays later,
Raimey crossed the goal line for


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award. '
. Then, .. . it's fourth and four, .. . McRae is hit from behind,
. . .Minnesota TAKES OVER." You're jarred again, and once more.
you wish you were there, but then it's almost over; only about five
minutes left.
"Hold that Stephens, Blue," you think. You can't take
much more. But then Minnesota moves. Stephens scores, it's
called back. Michigan holds. We've won, but no, there's that
fimble, three gritty defensive plays, then ". . . I don't think
he made it,.. . HE MADE IT!" And Stephens' two point pass
is icing.
Then Bickle and Chandler are in. There's hope for a tie (field
goal by Bickle), a win (long pass by Chandler), but then, ". . . inter-
cepted by Stephens," and a loss, Little Brown Jug and all. No Big
Ten Championship, or Rose Bowl, or even high finish. Your pre-sea-
son dreams are shattered, but you're not the only gone.
You're really dejected. The statistics say we didn't deserve to
win. But we had the game wrapped up. ". . . DICKSON SCORES,"
still rings in your ears. And you're glad you weren't there. It would'
have been a long ride home..

The University Sailing Club is
leading by five points in the Mich-
igan Invitational Home regatta.
Michigan leads a field of eight
schools in a heavy air survival re-
gatta. A skipper, Norman Raeb,
'62E, assisted by Fred Krauss,
'64E, and B division skipper Paul
O'Reilly, assisted by Jim King,
fought their way to the lead over
Michigan State and Notre Dame,
the two other teams in contention
for the title. Eight races tomor-
row will decide the winner.

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Kick Returns
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Punt Returns, Yrs.
Kickoff Returns, No.
Kickoff Returns, Yds.
Interception Ret. (No.)
Yds. Ret.
Fumbles (No.)
Balls Lost, Fumbled
Penalties (No.)b.
Yds. Penalized

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