PAGE SIX TIlE MICHIGAN DAILY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1964
BY GARY WYNER
The legen dary tales of the Purdue "Spoilermakers" have f ailed to
materialize for the past two years, but anything can happen on any
football Saturday, especially when the Boilermakers are playing a
nationally-ranked Big Ten powerhouse like Michigan.
Myth has it that any team in the Big Ten that wants to take
the conference championship must someho'w get by Purdue in the
course of the season. It isn't necessarily that the men from Lafayette
have a virtual monopoly on pulling football upsets, it's just that they
seem to have a knack of coming up with a surprising victory just
when it appears least likely.
Purdue is due. There's no question about that. For the past
two seasons, quarterback Ron DiGravio made the Boilermakers
darkhorse contenders for the Big Ten crown; but alas, untimely
losses at the hands of some avenging team, have cost Purdue the
Purdue's claims to fame really got underway in the 1960 football
season in which it scored two major Big Ten upsets.
The scene was Lafayette. It was Oct. 15 and the nation's third-
ranked football squad, powerful Ohio State, was in town seeking an-
oThe Buceyes were unbeaten and untied in season play, and
their defense was so strong that only seven points had been scored
on them thus far. Souhern Methodist, 2-0, Southern California 200
and All-America Bob Ferguson at fullback, comprised what was later
viewed as probably the Buckeyes' best backfield in recent years.
Ohio State was forced to scramble the entire afternoon as
coach Jack Mollenkopf's Boilermakers downed the visitors, 24-21.
Purdue quarterback Bernie Allen engineered the startling upset
by booting three conversions and a game winning 32-yard field
goal while his teammate, senior fullback Willie Jones, runs wild
for three touchdowns.
Needles to say, the national ranking went down the drain and
later in the season Ohio State lost to Iowa ending the Buckeyes' bid
for a trip to Pasadena.
Purdue, however, was to be heard from once again later in the
season, when it journeyed to Minneapolis for an even bigger game.
It was the next to the last regular season game for Minnesota,
the number one team in the nation with a perfect 7-0 record. A vic-
tory over the Spoilermakers who had a 1-4 conference record, would
have clinched the Big Ten title for the Gophers.
Murray Warmath and company had to wait a week though, before
capturing the crown as Purdue whipped Minnesota, 24-14, by con-
taining one of the niation's best offenses and passing through one of
the best defensive units on the gridiron that year.
Allen was the hero of the day again, as he passed Purdue to
a 14-0 halftime lead and kicked a 35-yard field goal in the third
period to clinch the victory. Minnesota finally managed to get its
offense rolling and stru'ck for two quick touchdowns in the second
half, but the Boilermaker defense braced in the closing four min-
utes of play to hold the Gophers, and even managed to score a
bonus touchdown by recovering a fumble. in the Minnesota end
The following season was played almost as if Purdue was pur-
posely out to prove that the name "Spoilermakers" had been properly
It was Oct. 28, 1961, Lafayette was the scene again. The Iowa
Hawkeyes were in town to defend their sixth-place national ranking,'
by virtue of four straight season victories. Iowa had been labelled
the pre-season favorite for the Big Ten race, and after an impressive
47-15 victory over Wisconsin the previous week, it appeared that
the swift halfbacks from Iowa City could not be stopped.
Purdue knocked off the Hawkeyes In a steady downpour, 9-0.
Shortly after the opening kickoff, the Purdue center picked off a
Matt Szykowny pass and several plays later, quarterback Ron Di-!
Gravio slid into the end zone for the Boilermakers and scored the
game's only touchdown. The extra point was missed and the only
other scoring came in the third quarter on a 27-yard field goal by
Si The Boilermakers won the game on defensive play, though, as
they recovered three Iowa fumbles and intercepted two passes,
although they had been unable to intercept an opponent's pass in
the previous four games.
But this game alone does not indicate the entire story. Iowa ap-
parently had been beaten psychologically more than anything else
because It proceeded to drop its next three contests, all against Big
Ten opiponents, and win only one more game for the year, a 42-21
victory over Notre Dame. ,,
Perhaps the team that has felt the sudden Purdue cry of 'upset"
more than any other team in the conference, has been Michigan State.
The Boilermakers were hosting the Spartans, Nov. 11. Michigan
State had been number one in the nation until Minnesota beat them I
the previous weekC, although the Spartans could have still won the
fig Ten if they won the remainder of their conference games.
In a bruising, hard-fought game, the Spoilermakers finished
ahead, 7-6. State fullback George Saimes ripped off an 11-yard
*scoring jaunt in the second quarter, but Fate, in the name of
Purdue guard Don Brumm, broke through the line and blocked
Art Brandstater's conversion attempt.
paurdue finally got on the scoreboard in the third period, when
DiGravio hit halfback Tom Boris on a 15-yard touchdown pass. Ohl
booted the conversion, which turned out to be the viinning margin.,
Now, with a 3-2 conference record, State coach Duffy Daugherty
was prompted to wryly comment in the locker room following the
loss, "We'll be home for Christmas."
The ironic twist to this win was that Purdue was now 3-1 in the
Big Ten and challenging for the league title itself, but a loss to Min-
nesota the next week ended all thoughts of roses.
Finally, Purdue downed the Spartans in 1962 at East Lansing,.
17-9, in a battle t0 see which team wouild remain in the Big Ten
As some reporter noted, "In the recent past Purdue has broken
a State 28-game winning streak, twice has cost the Spartans the Big
Ten title, and now has closed the door on any chances of visiting the
Rose Bowl in January."
All the ingredients are here in Ann Arbor this afternoon-Mich-
igan is ranked fifth in the nation, it is undefeated, it has a powerful
offense, and Purdue has a mediocre 2-1 record so far.
The Spoilermakers are due; let's hope it isn't this week.
Griese Sparks Boilermaker A ttack
By T OM ROWLAND
Associate sports Editor
In 1961: Purdue quarterback
Ron DiGravio scored one touch-
ohra he eBoilermakers lost to
n 16:Pru qureback
Ron Di avio stepped bac oe~n the
first play of the game and heaved
a 54-yard touchdown pass that
started off a 37-0 defeat over
Michigan. DiGravio then tossed
another touchdown pass (34
yards) after an exchange of the
ball, followed later in the half
with a 58-yard pass that chalked
up the third Boilermaker tally.
In 1963: Purdue quarterback
Ron DiGravio scored one touch-
down himself, keyed a Boilermak- career by tallying two touchdowns
er attack that made 198 yards personally, kicked a 36-yard field
through the air and beat Mich- goal, and booted an extra point or -
igan, 23-12. two as the Boilermakers whipped
And Finally . .. Ohio University, 17-0.
Bob Hadrick (195)..........E...,....... Steve Smith,
Lou DiFilippo (230).........LT.........Charles K~ines
George Pappas (200). . .... . .LG.. . .. . ....Dave Butler
Ed Flanagan (235) ..........C . .. . ... . .Brian Patchen
Sal Ciampi (205).. . .. .. .. .. .RG .... .....John Marcum
Karl Singer (230) . .. ... .. .. .RT . .. . .. .. .. .Tom Mack
Rich Ruble (225) .. ... . . .. . .E ...,... John Henderson
Bob Griese (185). ... . .. .. . .QB. . . .. Bob Timberlake
Jim Morel (175)..... ...... L H......... Jim Detwiler
Gordon Teter (179) .........R H . .....Carl Ward
Randy Minniear (195) . . . ... FB.. . .. . . ...Mel Anthony
People were beginning to wonder
if Ron DiGravio was ever going
to graduate-but wonders never
cease, and according to word from
tually picked up a diploma and
walked out-leaving coach Jack
Mollenkopf without a first-rate
quarterback threat and Purdue
opponents with hope that with
DiGravio gone the "Spoilermak-
er" upset machine would grind to
a halt. '
Enter Bob Griese.
In 1964: Purdue quarterback
Bob Griese opened up his college
Following a 34-15 loss to fourth-
ranked Notre Dame, Griese led
Purdue to a surprisingly-easy 28-7
wi nover Wisconsin in the Big Ten
And Griese and the rest of the
Boilermaker aggregation will walk
into a perfect "Spoilermaker" set-
up this afternoon as they chal-
lenge Michigan's undefeated, fifth-
ranked Wolverines in Michigan
Stadium. Kickoff time is 1:30.
Even while Griese is pushing a
rugged aerial attack, the Bolier-
makers are a threat on the
ground, too, after gaining five of -consin the Purdue junior paced a
their eight touchdowns thus far blanket coverage that intercepted
in 1964 on running plays. three Badger aerials in the last
Halfback Gordon Teter, just quarter after Wisconsin gave up
under 180 pounds, is the big man trying to dent the Purdue forward
to, watcph after he tailliedl twice. wall.
against Wisconsin last weekend.
And at the other half-and also
just tipping the scales under 180-~
is Jim Morel, who was Purdue's
second leading pass receiver last
OLYMPIC ROUND UP:
Farley Qualifies for Swimming Finals
By The Associated Press
TOKYO-Michigan junior Bill
Farley tooki eas yeray
tam mates an~d 0qualified fo the
All three Americans advanced to
the finals with relatively slow
times. John Nelson of Pompano
Beach, Fla., swam a 17:22.4, Roy
Saari of El Segundo, Calif. did a
17:27.0 and Farley was clocked at
17:30.5. These times were way off
Saari's world record time of
Farley is a two-event Big Ten
champion who holds one confer-
ence record and shares another
mark. He is a veteran of the
1963 Pan-American Games.
Robie Sets Mark
Bob Webster, former Michigan
Tokyo, sophomore Carl Robie, set
a new Olympic record in the 200-
meter butterfly Thursday night.
Semifinals are scheduled for this
morning and finals for tonight.
Robie has taken a fourth place in
the 400-meter individual medley
and so is still seeking his first
Boba Webster, formed Michigan
diver and 1960 platform diving
gold medal winner, dealt the
United States' expectations a cruel
blow by taking over the lead spot
in the standings, only to see two
Russians pass him. '
Webster, in fifth place going
ives, jumped into thelead with
an excellent piked reverse dive I
standing, then gained only 11.20
points, very low, for a running 1% V
Louis Vitucci, Hollywood, Fia.,
who briefly held second, plummet-
ed to the last position when he
collapsed twice in an attempt to
make an armstand forward cut-
through. The judges give him a
note of zero.
Over on the track, Kent Ber-'
nard, the captain of the 1964
Michigan track team representing
Trinidad, won his qualifying heat
in the 400-meter dash. He was
clocked at :46.8, and ran in the
finals early this morning.
Mottley Has Best Mark
Wendel Mottley, a former Yale
student who is also running for
Trinidad, turned in the best time,
:45.9, to win his heat. Robbie
Brightwell of Great Britain f in-
ished about one yard back of
Ironically, Mottley, one of the
ao Yaesby Bob iegengack, hea
coach of the American track team.
All three Americans won their
heats in the event, however. Ulis
Williams, 22, of Compton, Calif.,
ran his heat in :46.2 while Ollan
Cassell, 27, of Nutley, N.J., and
Purdue at MICHIGAN
Michigan State at Indiana
iinois at Minnesota
Iowa at Wisconsin
Suthern Cal at Ohi Stastem
Cincinnati at Boston College
Brow at artm outh
Syracuse at Penn State
Colgate at Princeton
Georgia Tech vs. Auburn (at
North Carolina State at Puke
Florida State at Georgia
Louisiana State at Kentucky (n)
Pittsburgh at Miami (Fla) (n)
Maryland vs. N. Carolina at Nortolk
Alabam a T essee
Clemson at Wake Forest
Oklahoma at Kansas
Kansas state at Nebraska
sO UTH WEsT
Texas Tech at Baylor (11)
Rice at Southern Methodist
Texas Christian at Texas A & M
Memphis State at W. Texas St. (a)
Arkansas at Texas
Mike Larrabee, 30, of Fillmore,
Calif., raced to victories in :46.8.
The first four in each heat
qualify for the second round later
in the day.
America's three metric milers-
Dyrol Burleson, Tom O'Hara and
young Jim Ryan, running well
within themselves-easily quali-
fied for the semifinals of the 1,500
meter run last night.
Burleson and O'Hara each fin-
ished third in their 1,500-meter
heats and Ryun took the fourth
and last qualifying spot in his
heat. All of them advance to semi-
Ryun, though finishing fourth
behind winner Michel Bernard of
France in his heat, had the fastest Connally, a 33-year-old teacher
time of any American, 3:44.4. By from Culver City, Calif., got off a
the arbitrary formula of adding 17 throw of 221' 1%" on his first
seconds to arrive at an equivalent throw of the qualifying round. It
time for the mile, that, would give was an Olympic record, and Con-
h 17-year-ol 4,chitae Kan. ofnolly promptly called it quits in
his best performance. Mark Erasd
O'Hara Over Snell A few minutes later his new
O'Hara, the little Chicago red- IOlympic mark was wiped out by
head with the peculiar rn i Gyula Zsivotsky with a throw of
style, was timed in 3:46.7, just 223'if. End ABuHke, SaenfJoe,'
edging out New Zealand's Peter Cai.'ndA al Grenied
Snell. Snell, the favorite, finished' Mass., also made the final rounds
fourth. with best throws of 213' and 211'
World record holding weightmen respectively.
Hal Connolly and- Dallas Long. Long. 24-year-old strong man
also got the United States off to! from Los Angeles, easily qualified
a solid start in the hammer throw in the shot put, leading an ad-
and shot put. vance of all three Americans. Long
64 feet, one-quarter inch.
* Long established the world
standard of 67-10 in the meet be-
C ara na~s, tween the United States and Rus-
e sia atLos Angeles this past sum-
U stairs - __
The top pass grabber was a
hen-soph named Bob Hadrick,
riese's favorite target-the com-
ng clicked for a seven-yard scor-
Rounding out the offensive
hreat of the "I" formation is
Boilermaker fullback Randy Mn-
iiear, a pile-driver who can feel
Lt home in th opet fe as wegls.
lefensive line that Purdue has
aver fielded, anchored by 230-
)ound tackle Jerry Shay. Shay
vas the Boilermakers' top sopho-
cnore last fall and has led the
beamn's defensive platoon again this
In the defensive secondary, too,
Michigan will get a rugged test.
vlollenkopf has switched former
>ffensive halfback John Kuszniew-
ski to defense, and against Wis-
So it'll be a duel of the de-
fenses, with Michigan close behind
Purdue in the statistics after al-
lowing Michigan State only 157
yards-73 on the ground and 84
against quarterback. Bob Timber-
23 ot o 43 orhegaseason in th
air and a healthy 149 yards rush-
ing-the second laing ruer in
Timberlake take hold of the ball
ad decde to rnwth it the
statistics say he'llrgn 14.1 yards.
side on the option, Michigan gos
with Mel Anthony. The senior
Wolverine fullback has the big-
gest yardage for the year: a boom-
ing 187 yards.
To match Kuszniewski and the
Purdue secondary, Michigan will
field a defensive backfield that-
after a slow start against the Air
Force-completely stymied Roger
Staubach and Navy, followed with
a sterling performance against
IState last week.
G BE LLS
By The Associated Press
Yogi Berra lost his job as man-
yesterday, onlyea few hours ate
Johnny Keane, manager of the
world champion St. Louis Cardi-
nals, announced his resignation.
The stunning moves-in an un-
preednte atermth of the
Wrld dSees -a eft both the
American and National League
champions without a field boss. I
Neither club named a successor.
Resigns in Letter
Keane, whose Cardinals captur-
ed the series by winning Thurs-
day's seventh and deciding game,
made public a letter of resigna-
tion he handed to St. Louis own-
er August Busch before the regu-
lar season was over.
Berra, who inherited the Yankee
managerial job from Ralph Houk
this year, was stripped of hits post
and given a two-year contract as
a field consultant for the team.
The announcement was made by
Houk, now general manager, at a
press conference in New York.
Boston 43, Oakland 43
Philadelphia 125, Detroit 113
According to Houk, "The move
we have made had nothing to do
with the Yankees loss of the World
Series. We believe this move will
be beneficial to all concerned." AUJTHORIZED
Houk sad the Yankee wold AE
probably mak e aanoee nt
withi awee mabout a newuncman- DON'T BE MISL ED
ager. He said Al Dark, former Gi- Teei ny n otr
ant manager, is amiong those be- aulhorized Volkswagen Deal-
name would likely be added to the er for Ann Arbor and Wash-
list. tenow County
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