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Ilinois Keyed for Swift Michigan Backs;
shotgun' MayScatter Wolverine Defense

UCLA, USC Tops in AA U

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with Bob Chandler likely to see
more action than before with the
second unit of Jack Strobel, Ed
Hood, and Ward.
May Face 'Shotgun'
With Illinois reportedly at full
strength for the first time-this
season, it is not certain who will
direct the attack. If the Illini
use the double spread "shotgun,"
sophomore Ron Fearn will prob-
ably operate from the tailback
slot. He has the best running aver-
age on the squad at 5.5 and also
likes to run the option play. Full-
back Al Wheatland is the leading
ground gainer, having chalked up
190 yards, while halfbacks Jerry
Parola and Cecil Young supply the
outside speed.
Young Fastest Runner
Young was called "their fast-
est runner" by Michigan scout Don
Dufek, and with good reason, as
he scampered 96 yards with the
second half kick-off for a touch-
down in last week's 23-9 loss to
Purdue. He also has a 5.1 rushing
average in just 11 tries as he only
recently has seen extended action.
The same is true of Parola who
has a 3.5 average.
The quarterback situation is up
in the air in case Illinois goes
back to its more familiar T-for-
mation. Mel Romani has done
Maentz%......LE ..... Walker
Houtman ... LT..... Murphy
Minixo......LG ..... Parrilli
Grant C ... C.... Yukevich
Hall RG ..... Deller
Mans...:..RE. Hembrough
GlinkaB......QB..... Fearn
McRae ...... LH ...... Parola
Tunnicliff .. . FB .. Wheatland
most of the throwing, completing
16 of 45, and he also passes from
the "shotgun," while alternate
Paul Golaszewski has hit on 10-
Illinois will be giving away a
sizeable weight advantage in the
line, but two 228 pounders provide
a stable anchorage: Tony Parril-
li, at left guard and Gary Brown
at right tackle.
Despite comparative records,
today's game shapes up as closer,
than most Michigan supporters
would care to admit.

Not only are the Wolverines
playing away from home, a physi-
cal disadvantage, but Illinois has
the double incentive of "Dad's and
'I' Men's Day" to go along with
its search for win number one.
All this, coupled with Pete El-
liott's desire for revenge, Il-
nois' complex attack, and the Il-
lini upset tradition at Champaign,

makes the Wolyerine task seem
rather imposing. But Michigan
has fired its guns before this
year, and would like to record its
first win on the road since beat-
ing Illinois two years ago.
However, as Bump Elliott said,
let's leave the game to the boys'
on the field. Press box propagan-
da won't change the outcome.

Iowa Hopes for Upset
In Clash with Minnesota

Minnesota, Ohio State, and
Michigan State, the Big Ten's top
squads in national ranking, are
out on the road this week seeking
to enhance their national reputa-
tions while gunning for the confer-
ence championship.
Minnesota journeys to Iowa,
Michigan State visits Purdue, and
Ohio State invades Indiana. All
should prove to be interesting tilts,
with perhaps the most exciting ac-
tion taking place at Iowa City
where the Gophers and Hawkeyes
Iowa, the pre-season Big Ten
favorite, has found some rough
going. Beaten on successive Satur-
days by Purdue and Ohio State,
the injury-ridden Hawkeyes ,are
desperately seeking revenge.
Key to their offensive hopes is
quarterback Matt Szykowny. Fill-
ing in for injured Wilburn Hollis,
Szykowny was sensational against
Wisconsin three weeks ago as he
passed for three touchdowns while
misfiring on only 3 of 17 passes. He
leads the conference in passing
and is second to Minnesota's San-
dy Stephens in total offense. The
chief receives of Szykowny's aerials
is sophomore end Cloyd Webb who
has already snared more than
twice as many passes as any Hawk-
eye end last year.
Most of Iowa's problems have
been on defense. The weakness
there has been evident since the
Southern Cal game when the
Hawkeyes barely squeezed by 35-
Pro Scores
Detroit 124, New York 118
Los Angeles 121, Chicago 106
Late Score: UCLA 28, TCU 7

Coach Jerry Burns appears op-
timistic. "Iowa will be up for this
game. We have been looking for-
ward to the Minnesota game ever
since the loss at Minneapolis a
year ago. It's nice to be back home
and the team's good attitude is
shown by the practice field en-
thusiasm. I expect a real team
Minnesota come to Iowa with a
four-game skein including its im-
pressive whitewash of the Spar-
tans. Coach Murray Warmath
earlier this week sounded the key-
note when he tersely remarked:
"We can't afford to look back to
Michigan State. If we don't have
peak performance and give peak
effort against Iowa, we'll get beat."
While memory of last year's de-
feat at Minneapolis still rings in
Iowa's ears, thevGophers too have
reason for revenge. They have
never beaten the Hawkeyes at
Iowa City during Warmath's ten-
ure as head coach.
Near Top Strength
Indications are that the Minne-{
sota squad will be near top
strength. Carl Eller, giant sopho-
more tackle, and Bob . Deegan,
starting right end and a defensive
pillar, and Dick Enga, stellar line-
backer, all incurred minor injuries
against the Spartans
Speaking about their fifth-
ranked rivals, opposing Coach
Burns ventured, "Defensively, I
think the 1961 team is not as
strong physically as that of 1960.
But the defenders are better be-
cause they are more active and
mobile. The offense has gained
confidence since quarterback San-
dy Stephens is 'hot' and the play-
ers believe they can accomplish
anything when Stephens is in

With the football season already
seven weeks old, eyes are beginning
to turn to the Pacific Coast to find
a key to the possible host team for
this year's Rose Bowl.
The standings are pretty spread
at this point, and in the one or
two conference games that remain
for each team anything could hap-
pen-the standings could nearly
reverse, or they could be set in
such a way that the Bowl team
would be evident.
UCLA in Top Position
UCLA is in the best position at
this stage of the game. The Bruins
have won two games in as many
starts, but the story only begins
there. They close the season with
Southern California and Washing-
ton, two and three in the Athletic
Association of Western Universi-
ties standings. Southern Cal boasts
a 1-0-1 record, followed by the
Huskies' 1-1-1 mark.
The remaining two teams in the
AAWU are practically out of the
running, but they still could have
something to say about which of
the top three teams will journey
to Pasadena on New Year's Day.
California with a 1-2 record has
only lowly Stanford left on their
schedule, but Stanford meets
Southern Cal today. A victory for
the winless Indians would virtually
eliminate the Trojans from the
One Conference Game
Today there is only one game in
conference play, the Stanford-,
Southern Cal tilt. The cellar dwell-
ing Indians, after their early sea-
son upset of Oregon State, have
failed to come up with an effective
attack. The Trojans on the other
hand, have looked strong all sea-
son, particularly in their 35-34 loss
to powerful Iowa .
In other games, UCLA defends
U-D Wins
DETROIT (P) - Underdog De-
troit, with stand-in Ron Bishop
hurling a pair of second half
touchdown passes, put a crimp in
Villanova's bowl hopes last night
with a 20-6 intersectional victory.
Bishop, making his first start
because of Jerry Gross' ankle in-
jury, snapped a halftime tie by
leading the Titans on two long
touchdown drives. The sophomore
climaxed the marches with 19 and
35 yard scoring passes to John

its reputation against the unpre-
dictable Texas Christian Horned
Frogs. The Bruins are 3-2 in inter-1
sectional play, losing to Michigan
and OSU, while trimming Air
Force, Vanderbilt, and Pitt.
Huskies Home
The Washington Huskies are
also at home this week, hosting
coast rival Oregon State. The
home team boasts a strong offense,
while State's claim ot fame is its
defense. From there it's anybody's
ball game.
The remaining team, California,
musters the home forces to stave'
off the invading Air Force. The
Bears own a victory over confer-
ence rival Washington and a. tie
with the strong Missouri Tigers.
played in all corners of the coun-
Top games today are being
played in all corners of the coun-
try. No particular section can be
In the, East, Ivy League action
will undoubtedly go a long way
to decide the conference winner
this year.
League-leading Princeton jour-
neys to Harvard land to do battle
wtih the contending Crimson. The
Tigers have an undefeated season'

to put on the line, and the Crim-
son would be more than willing to
welcome the Tigers to the once-
beaten ranks.
Invades Columbia
In the other top game in the Ivy
League, Dartmouth invades Co-
lumbia to do battle with the roar-
ing Lions. Both teams are still well
in contention, having dropped only
one game, but a loss will virtually
eliminate one from the running.
The country's leading indepen-
dents are also in top games today.
Navy meets Duke in one of the
tilts, and Notre Dame is on the
road traveling to Pittsburgh to
tangle with the Panthers.
Southern fans will also have
some top games to watch.
LSU is riding high from their.
10-7 upset of Mississippi last
week, making themselves vulner-
able for an upset, but North Caro-
lina doesn't appear strong enough
to pull the trick.
The Tennessee - Georgia Tech
match ought to be a hot one. The
Vols have been laying back for a
game like this one all season, and
an unsuspecting Tech team could
find a ball of fire in the fiery team
from Knoxville.

At the 19th Hole
with Fred Steinhardt
Grid Sidelights
Although he unquestionably recruits the very best football ma-
terial in the land year in and year out, I am beginning to wonder if
a Duffy Daugherty team will ever go undefeated at Michigan State.
Why is it that every year people are fooled into believing Ohio
State is overrated when the Bucks are unimpressive in their open-
ing non-conference "exhibitions?" Right now I'd give away a touch-
down to any team except LSU and still collect on OSU.
It is a shame that Ohio State didn't get the chance to ex-
plode the Minnesota myth last year and won't this year either.
Mnnesota is the most over-rated team this side of Alabama.
They have played a total of two impressive games in the past two
seasons, last year against Iowa and last week against MSU. In
1960, Ohio State fell victim to: (1) the Purdue upset special along
with Minnesota, and (2) a rash of food poisonng the night before
the Iowa game. So OSU finished 7-2 and Minnesota disgraced
the Big Ten against a Washington team which would have fin-
ished fifth in the conference. I would rather send SAE to Pasa-
dena than Minnesota.
This column predicted that Iowa was over-rated way back on
September 19. Sure enough, the Hawkeyes have already suffered
two conference losses and they should consider themselves fortunate
if they split between Minnesota and Michigan. Injuries to Wilburn
Hollis and Larry Ferguson are not a good excuse. Hollis' replace-
ment Matt Szykowny leads the conference in passing and has added
needed variety to the Iowa attack which passed only 98 times in
1960 with Hollis at the helm.
This is not a full blown accusation, but a query. After Michi-
gan demolished Army, there were locker-room mutterings of how
Army played "dirty football." Then, how much of an accident
was the fractured ankle suffered by Detroit's diminutive All-
America quarterback candidate Jerry Gross early in the Titan's
loss to Army last Saturday? They say the Cadets gave Gross a
standing ovation as he left the field on a stretcher. How sporting.
(Speaking of Gross, Bump and Duffy, do you still think he is
too small for Big Ten football?)
Every year about this time, people begin complaining about the
absurdity of the wire service ratings. This subject is too hackneyed
to deserve a full column. Big Ten followers might as well realize that
while the five or six best Big Ten teams might be the equal of any
in the country, they will not be rated in the first five or six places.
This is because writers from such out of the way places as Georgia,
Texas, Mississippi, and (ugh!) Hollywood have votes, too. Michigan
has beaten two teams ahead of it, outplayed another, and could ob-
viously manhandle the likes of Utah State, Rutgers, and Maryland.
* * * *
Of course I am picking Michigan this week, but don't be sur-
prised if Illinois kicks up some dust. One, Michigan is hurting at
some key positions. Two, they may be looking ahead to Iowa and
Ohio State. Three, the Illini are just not THAT bad. They are a
sophomore team, the kind that improves as the season goes on.
The only football which compares with the Big Ten is that played
by the tough, defense-minded Southeastern Conference. Indeed, LSU
just might be the best team anywhere. (By beating Mississippi last
week they reduced my list of "Highly Overrateds" down to Alabama
and Minnesota.) But how would Ohio State fare against LSU without
Bob Ferguson or Michigan without Dave Raimey and Benny McRae?
In case you are wondering what these three have in common, they
are all Negroes. If the Big Ten does have an edge in quality over the
SEC, that could be one reason why.



Army Calls Baylor
Into Active Service


Baylor of the Los Angeles Lakers,
who holds the all-time National
Basketball Association individual
scoring record of 71 points in a
single game, has been ordered to
report to active military duty, a
6th Army spokesman said here last
The army spokesman said Bay-
lor probably would have to report '
to active duty in about a month,
but couldn't give the exact date
and place. .
The 6-5, 230-pound Baylor has
teamed up with second year guard
Jerry West to give the Lakers a
terrific scoring punch. They are
2-3 in the individual scoring
standings, being topped only by
Wilt Chamberlain.
Baylor was the only forward id
the league to lead him team in
assists during the season since
Dolph Schayes of Syracuse did it
in 1956-57. t"

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