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New Starters Prepare for

Tough Army

Dodgers Tie Playoff Series

-Daily-Ed Langs
MOVING UP-Michigan halfback Jack Strobel attempts to field
a pass in last Saturday's bout with Nebraska, as Husker guard
Gary Toogood looks on. Strobel will be moved up to the first string
in this week's game with Army.


The Inside Corner
with Dave Andrews


I. F

IMAGINE yourself in Michigan Stadium some Saturday. The score
is tied, but instead of looking up at the scoreboard to check the time,
you look up to get the inning. If Lee H. Wilson, who writes for the
Adcrafter's Journal out of Detroit, gets his way that's the way it'll be.
He explains his proposal this way:.,
"First visualize a world series baseball game at Yankee Stadium.
It's the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Yankees are trailing by
a couple of runs. There are two outs, a man on third and Mickey
Mantle at bat. The count goes to three balls and two strikes. And then
the umpire fires a gun-and the game is over."
This, he contends, is exactly what happens in football.
Wilson believes his inning system is better.
Disregarding his horrible example-who ever heard of the
Yankees losing-his arguments may have some merit. The worth
of his solution is another question.
Wilson points to the fact that often one team has the ball more
times than another in a clocked test, making the game unequal. He
also says that 60 minutes is an arbitrary figure, games often end in
boredom because of the futile efforts of a team trying to make up
two or three TDs in a few minutes, running out the clock by the
leader is dull, and the clock often frustrates a better team.
As a result of the inning system, Wilson says, each team would
get an equal chance with the pigskin. The "beat the clock" game by
a team losing by six points would end. Time would not be a factor.
Complications Arise...
HE WHOLE system revolves around the idea that a team would
not use up its half until it put the ball in play from scrimmage.
Thus an interception, etc., returned for a touchdown couldn't count
against a team.
So far so good, but there are complications. Wilson-through
study of a number of college.and pro games-says that a 12 inning
game would give the fans roughly the same amount of football they
are getting now. And here is where the first problem comes in.
In deference to the physical limitations of football on the players,
Wilson stipulates that no inning could start after three hours of play.
But doesn't that put the clock right back into the game?
Picture this situation. Game in last of 10th with team A hold-
ing the ball and leading 27-14. According to this, team B gets
two more chances with the ball. But the clock shows that the
game has already gone on almost three hours. What's to prevent
team A from stalling?
And what about this one? Team A again leads, this time by three
TDs after nine innings. Which is more futile, a team trying to score
three times in the fourth quarter or team B trying to score each of
the next three times it gets the ball?
To me the latter isn't much of an improvement.
Strategy Changes...
U NLIKE baseball-thank God-where a team can score as many as
17 runs in a single inning (Boston did it against Detroit once), a
football team is limited by the inning game. It is very unlikely, for
example, that a team leading in the last innings of a football game
would ever throw a pass, thus risking a TD interception.
How many baseball games are won in the last three innings after
a team has built up a four run lead after.six? There wouldn't be many
if the most a team could score was one run per frame.
And finally, what about the forward pass? It could become ex-
tinct. Finishes, instead of being an all out aerial war, might turn into
an Ohio State special-three yards and a cloud of dust. Passes would
risk too much.
Wilson contends that football wouldn't be changed. All the
rules would remain the same and the only difference would lie
in equal opportunity for the competing teams.
I wonder if it would? Football has developed into an excit-
ing game. The more exciting it can be made the better it will get.
Inning football would be a step backward. Instead of adding to
the tenseness of the situation, it would relax the game.
Mr. Wilson fails to realize that football is not baseball and will
never be. Picture Bump Elliott yelling down the bench to Bob
Chandler. "Better start warming up, Bob, looks like Glinka is getting
It sounds pretty funny, but what would stop football
from deteriorating into a padded baseball game-complete with all the
trips to the mound-once the inning system got started.
Wide open football would decline and die. The game would slide
back into the era before Knute Rockne-very undesirable for this

"All's well that ends well."
That seems to pretty well sum
up the philosophy of gridiron
guide Bump Elliott and his aides
as they attempt to build up a re-
spectable Wolverine squad to face
some formidable foes from the
Hudson. A home team victory
would certainly help ease some of
the pain that accompanied the
opening loss to some Cornhuskers.
Ranked Tenth
This week's Associated Press poll
shows Army ranked tenth nation-
ally with a 2-0 record. The first
win was a 41-14 conquest of Wake
Forest; the second, a rock-em-
sock-em 9-2 victory over a highly-
regarded Syracuse team. So far
Army is living up to pre-season
prognostications, which picked Ar-
my to finish in the top twenty.
The Michigan coaching staff
shows great respect for Paul Diet-
zel and his Army. It is hoped that
the squad will, too. Fundamentals
such as blocking and tackling will
be important Saturday and are
consequently being stressed in
practice sessions.
The pioneer of the three platoon
system a few seasons back, Dietzel
has shown it works at LSU. So
he's sticking with a winner and is
not only continuing it in his first
year at Army, but is also keeping
the same nicknames for the cor-
responding units: the regulars who
go both ways are the "White"
teamthe offense only team is the
"Go" team, and those defensive
demons are called "Chinese Ban-
Elliott send end coach Jocko
Nelson to the Polo Grounds to
scout Army in the Syracuse battle.,
Nelson's report said Michigan will
be facing a tough team, one which
can put out and usually get the
job done.
Shot from Guns
"Army used the slot-T type of-
fense," said Nelson, "although on
occasion they went into the shot-
gun. Their attack is well-balanced
between rushing and passing. We
will be giving up a few pounds per
man along the line.
"The defense is rugged. Syra-
cuse didn't get a first down until
late in the second quarter," he
contniued. "Dietzel sends out his
'Go' team or the 'Bandits' with
It might also be noted that Joe
Blackgrove, the regular quarter-
back, missed the entire Syracuse
game with a heavy cold and a
sprained knee and Dick Eckert,
who quarterbacked the 1961 Ar-
my, is fifth string this year.

Wenley House Captures
Intaua Track Crown

Meanwhile, Bump Elliott has
announced several lineup changes
necesitated by injuries and lack-
lustre play. Defensive tackle Tom
Keating has been promoted to fill
the void left by John Houtman,
who is on crutches with a knee
injury and is lost for an indefinite
Letterman Dave Kurtz will be
number one right guard, replacing
John Marcum, a sophomore. Bill
Laskey has been moved up to first
string right end while Jim Ward
was dropped to the third unit.
In the backfield, Jack Strobel
was advanced to starting left half
and Wayne Sparkman replaces


Bill Dodd as number one fullback.
Sophomore fullback Mel An-
thony is still troubled with an
ankle injury. A possible shoulder
separation will force Ed Hood to
the sidelines for at least one week.
The injured Anthony was called
home to Cincinnati Saturday by
the death of his father. Elliott
said that he, too, may miss the
Army contest.
- However, he is still being count-
ed upon heavily to enhance Michi-
gan's chances this year.
Otherwise, the remainder of the
squad was in good condition after
yesterday's practice session.

Wenley House won the I-M out-
door track meet yesterday at Ferry
Field as West Quad houses cap-
tured four of the first five places.
Wenley won four first places
while Williams House was the only
other house to win as many as two.
No new records were set in this
year's competition.
Individual winners for Wenley
were Jed Tatge, who took the mile
in 5:10.1; Bud Hamilton, who won
the 100-yard dash in :11.1; Andy
Chang, who high-jumped 5'8", and
Rick Drabant, who threw the shot
48'1". Other winners were Bob
Donnelly of Hinsdale in the low
hurdles, Bob Bartels of Gomberg
in the 880-yd. run, John Koop-
man of Williams in the broad
jump,dDan Ziskie of Adams in the
440-yd. dash, Tony Lopucki of
Winchell in the pole vault, and
John Clawson of Williams in the
high hurdles.
There urere few spectators on
hand to see the meet, which be-
gan at 4:15 yesterday afternoon
under cloudy skies. Wenley quick-
ly won three of the first four
events to move far ahead and was
never seriously threatened. Wen-
ley's winning total was 28% points.
Right behind was Williams, with
21 points, Hinsdale with 17, Adams
with 13, and Winchell with 111/.
Traditionally strong South Quad
placed only two teams in the top
ten, and last year's winner, Tay-
lor House, failed to earn a point.
The complete results:
MILE: 1-Jed Tatge, Wenley. 2-
D. Montgobery, Williams. 3-Don
Phelps, Chicago.
HIGH HURDLES: 1-John Claw-

son, Williams. 2-Bob Donnelly,
Hinsdale. 3-Brian Hartwell, Reeves.
100-YD. DASH: 1-Bud Hamilton,
Wenley. 2-Tom King, Greene. 3-
Mike Zisman.
HIGH JUMP: 1 - Andy Chang,
Wenley. 2-Tim Fox, Chicago. 3--
Spence Kisby, Reeves.
POLE VAULT: 1-Tony Lopucki,
Winchell. 2-(tie)-John Lipkowitz,
Wenley and Ron Haskins, Winchell.
SHOT PUT: 1 - Rick Drabant,
Wenley. 2-John Reece, Adams. 3-
John Rafter, Michigan.
440-YD. DASH: 1 - Don Ziskie,
Adams. 2-Ed Lapham, Strauss. 3-
Jim LaViere, Huber.
BROAD JUMP: 1-John Koopman,
Williams. 2-Hartwell, Reeves. 3-
Barry Kramer, Hin sdale.
880-YD. RUN: 1 - Bob Bartels,
Gomberg. 2-Gerry Braun, Greene.
3-Allen Tate, Williams.

Four inter - collegiate records
were broken as Martha Cook won
the women's all-campus swimming
meet last night.
Suzy Thrasher set a new 100-
yd. butterfly record in 1:04.9. Miss
Thrasher's 100-yd. freestyle mark
of 59.9 was broken by Pam Swart
in 59.0.
Peggy Wirth was the high point
winner of the night with two firsts
and a second. She set a record in
the 50-yd. freestyle of 27.2. Donna
Conklin won the 100-yd. back-
stroke in the record time of
Other high scorers in the meet
were: Sperry Jones (14 points),
Carmen Price (14 points), Sharon
Bedford (13 points), Pat Petraitis

(13 points), and Liz Morrison (7
Martha Cook scored 54 points
in winning the meet. Second and
third place teams were Hinsdale
House (29 points) and Alpha Chi
Omega (25 points).

LOS ANGELES () - Speedy
Maury Wills raced home on Ron
Fairly's shallow sacrifice fly in
the last of the, ninth and kept
the Los Angeles Dodgers alive yes-
terday with an 8-7 victory that
squared the best-of-three Na-
tional League pennant playoff
'series with the San Francisco
Giants at one game apiece.
Wills, given an unexpected life
when rookie pitcher Gaylord
Perry passed up a force play at
third and threw to first base on
Daryl Spencer's sacrifice bunt,
sped home ahead of Willie Mays'
slightly off target throw on Fair-
ly's fly to center.
Giants Blow Lead
It was a tense, dramatic game-
at 4 hours, 18 minutes the long-
est nine-inning contest in major

league history - that ran the
gamut from the sublime to the
ridiculous. The Giants blew a 5-0
lead when the Dodgers broke their
string of 35 consecutive scoreless
innings with seven big runs in the
After his Giants fought back to
tie the score at 7-7, Manager Alvin
Dark maneuvered desperately, us-
ing four pitchers in the ninth and
eight in all, before the champion
base stealer flashed home with the
winning run.
All even at one game each, the

Cook Wins Women's Meet;
Four Swim Reeords Fall


two teams will play a third game
this afternoon at 1 p.m.'PDT) in
Walter O'Malley's multi-colored
arena with the pennant hanging
in the balance.
Yankees Waiting
Right-hander Juan Marichal
(18-11) of the Giants will oppose
lefty John Podres (15-13) of the
The winner will go to the World
Series against the patiently wait-
ing New York Yankees, starting
Thursday in the home park of the
National League winner.

. ... brings home the bacon

Michigan Sports History

Last week Russell Berg, the chief predictor for the Football News,
picked 13-7 in the Daily's grid picks contest. So far this year he has
picked over 80 per cent correct for all major college games this year,
but says that his average will drop this week because *of the unusual
number of toss-ups.
Everybody else agrees with him that this will be the toughest
week yet, so try your hand at beating the Daily experts. Prizes this
week are a free subscription to the Football News and two free
tickets to the Michigan Theater, now showing "Damn the Defiant."
Pick up your entry blank at The Daily, 420 Maynard St. Remem-
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(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sec-
ond of a series spotlighting great
moments in the history of Michi-
gan football. Today's article con-
cerns a famous game with Army.)
Billed as a battle between two
mighty juggernauts of the gridiron
the Army-Michigan contest got
underway in ideal football weath-
er, Oct. 8, 1955.
Army's Black Knights, coached
by the great Earl "Red" Blaik, had
been ranked sixth nationally, hav-
ing won both of its previous con-
tests that season. The host Wol-
verines had been labelled number
two in the country after rolling
over Missouri, 42-7, and Michigan
State, 14=7.
The series had originated in
1945 when the Cadets were field-
ing two All-Americans in the
personages of Felix "Doc" Blan-
chard and Glen Davis. Army had
taken the first game, 28-7, and
then in the four ensuing battles
between the two teams had equal-
ly as well over-powered the Maize
and Blue. The best Michigan had
done was a 20-13 losing effort in
1946. The West Pointers were the
only major college team in his-
tory that had never lost a ball
game to Michigan.
Bennie Oosterbaan, coaching
Michigan at the time, led a star-
studded cast into this sixth en-
counter. Ron Kramer, All-Ameri-
can and now with the Green Bay
Packers, at left end; Terry Barr,
now flanker back for, the Detroit
Lions, at the*'left halfback slot;
and Jim Pace playing on the sec-
ond team behind Barr.
Michigan finally gained its long
sought revenge by downing the

Cadets, 26-2, before a near-capac-
ity crowd of 97,000 fans.
It's Barr, Bar None
Barr was the big gun for the.
Rolverines, tallying twice in the
first quarter. The first score camhe
on a one-yd. plunge. Later in the
period, Barr picked up an Army
punt on his own 18-yd. line and
scampered 82 yards down the side
lines for another Wolverine touch-
Michigan's Pace and Ed Shan-
non accounted for two more
touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
The Cadets could not even pene-
trate the 50-yd. line until late in
the last period. The Black
Knights' lone two points came
with only ten seconds remaining
in the game. Michigan, with the
ball deep in its own territory, gave
the ball to John Greenwood who
was promptly caught in the end
zone by Flay Goodwin for a safety.
Army had outgained Michigan
in total offense, but the Cadets
lost the ball game on nine fum-
bles, eight of which were recover-
ed by the victors.
The game represented the worst
foss the Cadets had suffered since
being whipped by Georgia Tech in
1952, 45-6. For Michigan, the vic-
tory was sweet revenge for the
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previous five losses suffered in
the series.
No One's Perfect
An interesting sidelight to the
game occurred several days later.
The Michigan publicity depart-
ment claimed that due to Army's
defeat, Michigan had beaten every
football foe they had ever played
at least once. A short letter was
received by a Robert Hazen who
stated there was still one team the
Wolverines had never beaten. Sure
enough, after checking the records
the publicity director discovered
that in 1883, Wesleyan College of
Middletown, Conn., had defeated
Michigan, 14-6. That had been
the first and last encounter be-
tween the two schools.

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1. Army at MICHIGAN (score)
2. Illinois at Northwestern
3. Indiana at Wisconsin
4. Southern California at Iowa
5. North Carolina at Mich. State
6. Navy at Minnesota
7. Purdue at Notre Dame
8. Ohio State at UCLA
9. Columbia at Princeton
10. Holy Cross at Colgate


Louisiana State at Ga. Tech
Georgia at South Carolina
Duke vs. Fla. at Jacksonville
Auburn at Kentucky
Iowa State at Nebraska
Arkansas at Texas Christian
Penn State at Rice
Oregon State at Stanford
Utah at Wyoming
Pittsburgh at California

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