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Host Blue


in Intersectional Tilt

ike Brings Speedy Backfield, Strong PI
ichigan Hopes To Come Back after Loss

"(Continued from Page 1)


kt fullback, the Wolverines will
extremely shaky. Starter Bill
nicliff has a sore ankle from
nday's practice which may
rper him. Ken Tureaud, defen-
e standout and alternating
back, will be out of action1
well because of a pinched nerve1
his leg. Tureaud sat out the4
:nesota contest but his leg has
yet responded to treatment. 1
'unior Jim Ward and senior1
ul Raeder may see more action
s afternoon at this position..
'he Blue Devils, in contrast,
1 be at full strength for the4
iami Top
reorga 32=0'
VIIAMI, Fla. (P)-Miami's Hur-1
anes turned a fantastic series
five big breaks into touchdowns
it gave them a 32-0 lead, then
fsted with third and fourth
ingers to a 32-7 victory over
orgia last night.
'our of the breaks-a blocked
It, a fumble recovery and two
Is interceptions - were self-
de. The other was a freakish
it off the toe of Georgia's Jakef
re that flew straight up and.
led out of bounds for a one-,
rd loss.
Mira Sensational
Each time opportunity knocked,
arterback George Mira opened
3 door for the Hurricanes. The
isational sophomore passed for
o touchdowns, ran for two more
I set up the other with his
let throw.
t was in the first quarter that
Ye got off his staight-up punt
of bounds on the 'Georgia 35
: Mira passed the Hurricanes
wn to the two from where Jim
llenweider drove across.

first time in weeks with fullback
John Tinnell recovered from last
week's game.
Morale Uncertain
The Wolverine morale question
remains uncertain. After the
crushing loss to Michigan State,
the Michigan squad came roaring
back to defeat a rugged Purdue
eleven, 16-14. Coming back the
second time may prove to be a
harder psychological task. Eliott
is tacitly optimistic about the
Wolverine chances.
Again this year, Duke relies on
a passing offense,'with juniors Gil
Garner and Walt Rappold shar-
ing the quarterbacking duties. The
Blue Devils have picked up 753
yds. and seven touchdowns in the
air for six games. Although Rap-
pold was rated the number one
man in the signal caller's slot at
the first of the season, Garner
has rapidly developed with a 72
per cent chucking average.
Ground Attackf
But on the ground, the Duke
team has been just as effective.
They ground out 254 yds. in a 17-6
victory over North Carolina State
last week and have a cumulative
total of 876 yds.
Junior halfback Mark Leggett
is the man who carries the work-
Widener LE Maentz
Gregory LT Houtman
Markas LG Minko
Bengel C Grant
Berry RG Hall
Havens RT Curtis
Unser RE Mans
Rappold QB Glinka
Wright LH McRae
Leggett RH Raimey
Burch FB Tunnicliff
load for the Blue Devils. The lead-
ing rusher with 204 yds., he is also
tops in pass receiving yardage with,
147. He has scored two touch-
downs on passes, as well.

Seniors Dave Burch at fullback
and Dean Wright round out the
backfield for the Carolinans. An-
other halfback, Billy Futrell is the
leading scorer with three touch-
down pass receptions for 18 points,
while speedster captain Jack Wil-
son is also a top performer at right
Duke Outweighed
On the line, the Durham start-
ers average less than 200 lbs.,
whereas the Wolverines tip the
scales at 222 per man. But the
Blue Devils have been outweighed
in every contest they have played
this season. Guy Curtis, 215-lb.
senior will replace Schopf at right
tackle for Michigan.
Pete Widener and Dave Unser
will operate at the ends of Duke,,
as prime targets for Blue. Devil
passers. Duke uses the lonesome
end pass pattern which Army dis-
.Bio-che mistry
Triumphs, 8-0,
In Faculty Tilt
Those touch football fans who
missed the SAE-Phi Delts Mud-
bowl should have seen the unoffi-
cial "mudbowl" games in the fac-
ulty playoffs yesterday.
In championship play, Biochem-
istry outplayed Cooley Laboratory
8-0. Chemistry won a nearly
equally-played battle with Zoology
1-0 in overtime. In the only other
scheduled game Medical Center
won by forfeit over Business Ad-
I-M touch football games are
played regardless of the weather.
This rule was not broken yesterday
even though the weather condi-
tions included driving cold rain
and temperatures falling into the
Threaten To Score
Biochemistry threatened to score
several times in the first half, but
the Cooley Laboratory men shoved
them back every time. The Bio-
Chemistry men threatened to score
from the Cooley one-yard line on
fourth down and ten seconds re-
maining in the first half. On the
final play of the half, Huber War-
ner passed to Vern Schrich for the
winning touchdown. Schrich bare-
ly crossed the goal line as he
caught the pass and fell across the
line. Warner passed to Schrich for
the extra point.
Pays Of"
Chemistry's superior passing paid
off in the final analysis when a
pass play ended in Cooley Labora-
tory territory in overtime play.
According to I-M rules, the team
that advances into the other
team's territory after eight downs,
four for each team, wins in over-'
time play.
NBA Scores
Boston 112, Philadelphia 98
St. Louis 106, Syracuse 94

assing Attack;
to Minnesota
played earlier this year. Gone is
All-American end Tee Moorman,
but the passin gattack has not
suffered seriously. with Widener
and Jay Wilkinson, sophomore son
of Oklahoma's football coach, Bud
Wilkinson, playing lonesome.
Duke is two deep in veterans at
every position and should be able
to make up for the weight disad-
vantage by alternating linemen.
Speedy defensive backs should
pose threats to Wolverine Dave
Glinka's aerials.
Losses Similar
The two losses to Coach Bill
Murray's team closely parallel
Michigan's two defeats this sea-
son. The Blue Devils were crush-
ed by Georgia Tech's powerhouse,
21-0, after Duke miscues set up
early Tech scores. The next week,
the Clemson Tigers upset Duke,
17-6, capitalizing on a Duke fum-
Besides the victory last Satur-
day over North Carolina State,
Duke holds decisions over South
Carolina, Virginia and Wake Fbr-

Iowa-Ohio State Game
Tops Big Ten Weekend

MEN TO WATCH-Michigan's Bennie McRae and Duke's Mark
Leggett figure to be the men to watch in today's game. Both these
boys have shown speed and both loom as breakaway threats.

Ivy League Holds Spotlight

The contrasting offenses of
Iowa and Ohio State clash today
to highlight Western Conference
football this weekend.
The other games have Michi-
gan State at Minnesota, Indiana
at Northwestern, and Purdue at
Illinois. Michigan hosts Duke in
the only non-conference contest.
Typical Attack
The hosting Buckeyes boast a
typical Woody Hayes attack. Full-
back Bob Ferguson is the man to
watch. The Hawkeyes, on the oth-
er hand, have a passing offense
built around quarterback Matt
Ohio State has an undefeated
record with one tie. They are tied
with Michigan State and Minne-
sota for the top spot in the Big
Ten. Iowa was shocked last week-
end by Purdue and the weather.
The Spoilermakers, aided by a
downpour, shut out the Hawkeyes,
Wide Open
Today's game figures to be a
wide-open scoring contest with.
Ferguson and the other bruising
OSU backs ripping holes in the
weak Iowa line while Szykowny
flings aerial bombs for the Hawk-
If the Hawkeyes lose, they can
say goodbye to any Big Ten
Championship or Rose Bowl ap-
pearance, and if the Buckeyes
lose, they will be tied with the
Hawkeyes and give Michigan State
an undisputed lead.
This brings up the other vital
Western Conference game, Michi-
gan State at Minnesota. The Gold-
en Gophers, after a thrilling last-
minute victory over Michigan last
weekend, will certainly not be
down for the Spartans. As a mat-
ter of fact, it is rumored that this
Minnesota team is as good as last
year's Conference Champion team.
They've got the number one
quarterback in the conference,
Sandy Stephens,: an undisputed
one .man team. Stephens current-
ly leads the conference in total
offense; he has scored 30 points
himself and has thrown five
touchdown passes.
Stephens, Plus
In additionsto Stephens, the
Gophers have three other backs
who have averaged more than four
yards per carry.
But Michigan State is the

number one team in the country.
Only one touchdown has been
scored on them in five games,
and the Spartans boast a second
string backfield as fast and as
versatile as their first.
George Saimes, a candidate for
All-American honors, is not even
starting for the loaded Spartans.
There is no need to mention the
line. Names like Budde, Behrman,
Brandstatter, Sanders, and Man-
ders still make Michigan fans
Additional Factor
However, there is one major
factor that cannot be discounted.
The Spartans always manage to
lose at least one game a year.
Sometimes there is no reason for
it, but it just happens, and Min-
nesota has certainly got the goods
to do it today.
Indiana, winless in conference
games this season, will probably
remain winless as of this after-
noon. Northwestern, without out-
standing fullback Bill Swingle,
made one of the upsets of the
year, defeating Notre Dame last
weekend while the Hoosiers were
being plowed under by Michigan
State, 35-0.
Purdue, with its gifted sopho-
more quarterback, Ron DiGravio,
will probably have no trouble with
Illinois. Last weekend, the injury
battered Illini came close to win-
nin gtheir first game of the sea-
son. After its stunning upset of
Iowa, Purdue will enter the game
in much the same situation as
Northwestern, and the results
should be similar.
Hornung Fit
For Service
CHICAGO (P) - Halfback Paul
Hornung of the Green Bay Packers
was found physically fit for Army
duty yesterday but will not report
until Nov. 14, enabling him to play
two more National Football League
Hornung, the league's scoring
champion the last two years, suc-
cessfully underwent a series of
tests at Great Lakes Naval Train-
ing Station this week. He was
ordered to report for duty at Fort
Riley, Kan., and will join the 896th
Army Engineers Company.

In One Ear,
by Brian MaeClowry
A Vote for McRae
d NOT USUALLY one to be pessimistic about these things, but
f only one team shows up at the Stadium this afternoon you
say I told-you so. It's not that I think we can't beat Duke,
just that I think it'll take eleven men to do it. Poor Bump
ott. He loses a last minute heartbreaker to Minnesota and now
to face Duke with an injury list that looks like a press release
University Hospital.1
Guard Lee Hall, tackle Jon Schopf, and fullbacks Ken Tureaud
I Bill Tunnicliff are all doubtful for the Blue Devil encounter.
I for a while after the Minnesota game I wasn't sure if Elliott
ild have halfback Bennie McRae either.
It was McRae's last quarter fumble that set up the
Gophers' winning score. I never knew there were so many
ex-Michigan fans until last Saturday night. One wanted
to trade McRae for a future draft choice. Another volunt-
teered that Bennie should volunteer-for the Army. A third
wanted to exile him to Michigan State. These guys were
really unstrung.
Certainly If the Minnesota game proved anything it's that
tball fortunes can change rapidly. After the Purdue contest McRae
ld have been elected Student Body president. After the Min-
ota game he wasn't even sure if he'd make the traveling squad-
ing home.
inest Seson...
CTUALLY BENNIE is having his finest season. Without him
we could have kissed the Purdue game goodbye and the UCLA
I Army runaways would undoubtedly have been closer. And
pite his unfortunate fumble last Saturday, he was still the
and best player on the field, next to Sandy Stephens. Minnesota
I to be McRae's finest def -ive game, a phase of football you
't hear too much about th days.
Bennie says he would like to play pro football, but at 172 lbs
doesn't know if he has the size. For three years he's proven'he
the ability. This year he's proved he has the determination.
seen him barrel into lineman 70 lbs heavier than he is and
up running when they didn't get up at all. Bennie is one of the
who uses his helment for something besides protecting his head.
During his sophomore and junior years, McRae used to
try to hurdle opposing players. Now he just likes to think
of football as a game of gridiron "chicken." Only in this
case instead of cars you use your helment and somebody
else's stomach. As Bennie might say, "It's guaranteed to
take your breath away."
If the pros do take a chance on McRae it'll probably be as a
back, a la Tommy MacDonald. With his great speed I can
ialize anyone trying to cover him in the open field. It would be'
trying to swat a fly with a slide rule, only in this case if
missed it would cost you six points.
If you saw the Purdue game you know what I mean. I won't
that the Boilermaker defensive backs had a hard time covering
inie, but they could have tied his feet together and he would
I have been in the open. The Purdue backs thought those wings
his helment were for real.
efensive Back, Too .4..
T' 6', McRae has the height to be a pro defensive back too.
In fact I know about eight teams that could use him in that
mneit rio-ht nnw iiging hv some of the scores in the American

Mention the Ivy League to the
average football fan, and his reply
is almost guaranteed to be short.
Don't let this brevity of his
comment fool you, though. This
small Eastern conference contains
some of the most intense tradi-
tional rivalries in college football.
Harvard-Yale gimes trace back
nearly 75 years with each addi-
tional game as exciting as the
as the first. The Dartmouth-
Princeton rivalry is also regarded
as one of the tops in the East.
This week's action should decide
the middle of the standings rather
than the extremes.
Tigers on Top
Princeton dominates league play
thus far with an unblemished 3-0
mark. Hosting the cellar-dwelling
Brown eleven, winless in four
starts, should be pretty sure of re-
maining undefeated. This year.
Princeton, paced by scampering
wingback Dan Terpack, finds an
Ivy League crown within its grasp,
barring unanticipated obstruc-
tions. Brown shouldn't be one of
Battle Continues
The battle for second place will
continue today with renewed vigor.
Columbia claims the honors thus
far with a 3-1 record, with its only
loss suffered at the hands of the
front-running Tigers. Dartmouth,
Yale and Harvard are right on the
Lions' tail, though with 2-1 marks,
and today could very easily pro-
duce a new runner-up.
Columbia will plt its reputation
at stake with a scrappy but injury-
ridden Cornell team which is dan-
gerously near the bottom with an
0-3 record. Lion fans have been
roaring all season with the per-

formance of their smooth running
backfield and ferocious line which
should be a little more than the
Big Red can handle.
Top Contest
The top game among the second
place contenders will pit Dart-
mouth and Yale. Both teams are
near perfect strength, and barring
exceptional performances, the
game should be a squeaker all the
way. The Big Green is out to
avenge a 29-0 shutout byYale, and
their near perfect defense could
spell the margin of defeat for the
young and inexperienced Elis.
Harvard is not to be forgotten
either. The Crimson host an unim-
pressive Penn eleven in hopes of
keeping their title aspirations alive.
The old single wing attack can
find no Justification for its exis-
tence on the Penn team, and their
defense is full of holes. The Crim-
-son backs should have a field day,
unless, as a unit, the Quakers can
muster an effective forward wall.
Most in South
Again, most of the top college
games are to be found in the
South, with the big game being
without a doubt the annual battle

between LSU and Ole Miss. Nei-
ther team can ever go into this tilt
and definitely predict victory. Even
when one is many times better
than the other, the weaker team
power to rate the game a tossup
almost always musters enough
by halftime. This year is no ex-
Two other great Southern teams,
both ranked in the Associated
Press Poll, Texas and Alabama,
should have a relatively easy time
of it. The Longhorns and the
Crimson Tide tangle with SMU
and Mississippi State, respectively..
Independent Games
The battles of the major inde-
pendents is paced by the Navy-
Notre Dame, Pitt-Syracuse tilts.
The Middies seem to be riding on
the toe of their great place kick r,
Greg Mat)ier, while the Irish de-
pend on a well-balanced attack.
The Pitt Panthers, in locking claws
with the Orangemen, will try to
break themselves of the tough
luck rut which has deprived them
of much of the national glory that
their team seemed to merit. Ernie
Davis and company disagree, how-

Michigan's Willie Heston
Returns to Old College

Heston, once an All-America back,
is in town from Florida for home-
coming at San Jose.
He played guard there three
years and another four years as a
back on Fielding Yost's point-a-
minute teams at Michigan, He's a
chippery 83.
Noting Heston's seven years of
collegiate gridiron activity, one
sports writer said Yost "wanted to
make sure the lad had a full edu-
Heston, who will be Grand Mar-
shall in the homecoming parade at
San Jose this weekend, feels the
off-tackle power slant he executed'
back around 1904 for Michigan is
still good enough to warrant more
attention from the pros.
"I like seeing the pros, but they
pass too damned much," he said.
He watches the games at home on
Kubek, Grant
Called to Duty
By The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE - Tony Kubek,
shortstop of the world champion
New York Yankees, was recalled
by the Army yesterday..
Relatives said Kubek will re-
port to Ft. Lewis, Wash. Authori-
ties at the army base, however,
could not confirm his arrival.
At New York, the Yankees at

"All they do is pass, pass, pass,"
he lamented.
"Makes you want to get up and
shut the damned thing off.
"They'd be better off sticking to
off-tackle stuff. Football is a body
contact game."
Heston, who scored 93 touch-
downs for Michigan, went to San
Jose when it was a normal school
and had 75 boys-plus 700 girls.
"Trouble nowadays is kids are
too soft," Heston said.
"They don't get to play enough.
Before they can work up a sweat,
in comes the second unit to take
their places. Then the third,
"When we played in the first
Rose Bowl game, Yost brought only
15 players out to the coast. The
four subs didn't even get in the
game . . . with eight minutes still
left to play the referee stopped the
slaughter. We were ahead of Stan-
ford 49-0."
It was a revengeful victory for
Yost. He had been fired by Stan-
ford as coach in 1900 and went
to Michigan-taking Heston with

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