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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Buckeyes' Strength Lies with Powerful Line

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Happy Thanksgiving
LOOK YOUR BEST

By JIM BERGER
Last. year an injury battered
Michigan eleven played host to a
previously unbeaten Ohio State
team at Michigan Stadium.
In an awesome display of pow-
er the Buckeyes wiped the Wol-
verines off the field, 50-20 to take
the Big Ten title. They later re-
fused a Rose Bowl bid.
This season Michigan doesn't
have the injuries and Ohio doesn't
h a v e the undefeated season.
Woody Hayes' self-proclaimed na-
tional. champions got their first
shock at UCLA losing, 9-7 in their
second game of the season.
OSU Stunned
Two weeks later, Northwestern
stunned the Bucks coming from
behind to win, 18-14. A'mediocre
Iowa team ,handed Woody's men
their third loss of the season, 28-
14. three weeks ago to eliminate
the '61 champions from a repeat
Big Ten football crown.
"Ohio State this year faced the
problem of any championship
team of a year ago," said Michigan
line coach . Jack Fouts who has
scouted the Bucks for the past
"Gophers Gird
For Badgers'
By The Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS-A-The Minnesota
Gophers yesterday heard a scout-
ing report on Wisconsin as they
began practice for the Big Ten
championship game Saturday in
Madison.
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MADISON--Wisconsin's football
team reported for a short loosen-
ing up drill yesterday in its best
physical condition of the season.
After the short workout coach
Milt Bruhn took his team inside to
hear scouting . reports on the
Gophers.
IOWA CITY-The Iowa football
team worked out for an hour in
sweat clothes yesterday as it be-
gan preparations for the last game
of the season at Notre Dame Sat-
urday.

two weeks. "Every team on their
schedule can't help but get fired
up against them and its extremely
difficult not to get upset.
"They were rated number one
on both preseason polls and Woody
predicted an undefeated year,"
Fouts said.
Lost Two
Giving a general comment about
them, Fouts said: "On their offen-
sive team they lost only two men,
(fullback Bob) Ferguson and (end
Chuck) Bryant, sob sacially they
team as offensively last year.
"Defensively they are somewhat
weaker but not too much," Fouts
went on. "Here they lost some
personnel, and it has hurt them to
a certain degree. Overall, though,
they are a real good football
team."
Commenting on depth, Pouts
said there are no realweak spots
and only their depth problems are
individually.
Ohio State plays two separate
teams. "They have an offensive
team and a defensive team and
they are almost immediately sub-
stituted when the ball changes
hands," said Pouts. "On kickoffs
they start separate teams."
Four Yards - - -
The Buckeyes' offense hasn't
shown any surprises for years and
according to Fouts this year is no
OSU Tickets
A few hundred tickets for the
South Stands of Ohio Stadium
are available for Saturday's
Ohio State-Michigan game, ac-
cording to Don Weir, ticket
manager.
The ticket office in the Ath-
letic Administration Building
will be open today and tomor-
row from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
to sell the tickets to students
and University employes. All the
tickets are on sale-for $4.50.
exception. It is the same 'four
yards and a cloud of dust.' The
big man has always been the full-
back with the quarterback carry-
ing quite a bit also.
"Against Oregon last week the
fullback carried 43 out of 93 plays,

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and they used three of them, (Joe)
Katterhenrich, (Dave) Francis,
and (Bob) Butts each played about
equally and on almost every play
a new fullback came into the
game."
The quarterback situation is al-
most identical to the fullbacks for
the Buckeyes. Joe Sparma, Bill
Mrukowski and John Mummey are
all returnees from last year's team.
Each has a specialty.
Sparma is the passer; Mummey
the runner, and Mrukowski does
both. Last week it was Mrukow-
ski who starred. After sitting out
most of the season Woody called
upon the 6'3" 200 lb. senior. He
played most of the game and his
ALREADY SETTLED:
Wisconsin In
Rose Bowl
By BOB ZWINCK

pass and running combination was
the victory formula.
"Mrukowski played last week be-
cause of the injury to Mummey,"
said Fouts. "Mummey didn't even
dress for last week's game because
of a knee injury. We don't know
whether he is going to play or
not this week.
"I didn't see that much of
Sparma," Fouts said. "The only
time he actually ran the club was
late in the Indiana game when
Ohio State took the ball on their
own 20 and he moved the team to
the Indiana 11 where a field goal
was kicked with six seconds re-
maining. It won the game.
"On that series he looked real
good," Fouts said.
Defense Weaker
Getting back to the defense,
Fouts explained that Ohio was
definitely weaker than last year.
"They can be scored against,
there's no question about that,
but they can't be scored against
at will. Their defensive backfield
is excellent. Theirvictory over
Wisconsin (the' Badgers' only
loss) showed a great pass de-
fense."
'M' omten
Show Skills
A scheduled meet with Syracuse
and Toronto turned out to be an
exhibition meet for Michigan's
Women's Swimming Team in Tor-
onto Saturday. -
Swimmers from the three teams
competed in the regular events but
no team totals were kept. It was
clear, however, that if it had been
an actual triangular meet Michi-
gan would have won.
Pam Swart took first places in
the 50- and 104-yd. freestyle

GRIDSELECTIONS
The Michigan Daily has terminated the Grid Picks contest for
the season due to the short week and the fact that this is the last
week of games for the majority of teams around the nation.
Last week's contest winner was Fred Gozdik of Hinsdale House.
He won two tickets to the Michigan Theatre, now showing "Gigot,"
and a subscription to the Foobtall News. His picks were all correct ex-
cept for two.
The sports staff consensus came through with 16 out of 20, but
big winner was Sports Editor Tom Webber. He went against the con-
sensus when his system(?) said to pick Ouachita over Millsaps. Some-
how that's how the game turned out, by a 20-7 score. The consensus
was 121-59 (.673) for the season.

Back in September there was a
big uproar because Ohio State and
Michigan State were not schedul-
ed to meet each other.
It seems that these two were
picked among the pre-season top
ten in the country. Certainly one
of them would go to the Rose
Bowl. But the choice would likely
be a difficult one since they would
probably be tied at the top of the
Big Ten standings.
Just last week, however, OSU
was fifth (in the Big Ten) with
a 3-2 record. MSU had a 2-2
mark and stood sixth. Just who
was on top? High-flying North-
western, Wisconsin, and Minneso-
ta all had identical 4-1 records.
Purdue came close behind at 3-1.
It's Wisconsin .
But now only Minnesota and
Wisconsin are left to battle for
the conference championship, and
Wisconsin is certain to be Pasa-
dena-bound around New Year's
Day, regardless of the outcome.
The Badgers and the Gophers
each sport 5-1 records. The Wild-
cats have completed their Big Ten
season at 4-2 and will end in at
least a tie for third with any of
all of Ohio State, Michigan State,
and Purdue. These three each face
the tail-enders: Michigan, Illinois,
and Indiana, respectively.
Not Twice in a Row
But Minnesota went to the Rose
Bowl last year and is thus ineligi-
ble for the trip again so soon. So
all Wisconsin needs is the vote of
approval of the Big Ten athletic
directors next weekend. This, how-
ever, is largely 'a formality. The
conference champ almost always
goes West unless it is a repeat per-
formance.
But one could safely bet that
the Badgers are not going to
"back" into the Rose Bowl. They
will put their high scoring of-
fense-the best in the Big Ten-
afainst Minnesota's stingy defense,
which has given up fewer points
than any team except Purdue.
Cardinals Get
Groat, Olivo
ST.' LOUIS (R)-The St. Louis
baseball Cardinals announced
yesterday they obtained Dick
Groat from the Pittsburgh Pirates
and 1960 National League batting
champion and most valuable play-
er, in a trade deal.
The Cardinals, who needed bat-
ting power and a seasoned in-
fielder, got shbrtstop Groat and
pitcher Diomendes Olivo in ex-
change for shortstop Julio Gotay
and pitcher Don Cardwell.
Groat, who was 32this month,
was one of the league's top hit-
ters last year with a .294 average
compared to Gotay, 23, who hit
.255. Groat was captain of the
Pirates and the league's most
valuable player in 1960 when his
team won the world champion-
ship.

As for their offensive line, the
Michigan line coach can't say
enough about them. "From tackle
to tackle they could be the best
offensive line in the country.
They've got both weight and
speed."
He was particularly high on Bill
Armstrong, Ohio's 187 lb. center.
"This boy is a great center. He
has great speed and is a wonder-
ful blocker."
Both lines are of approximately
equal weight. Michigan's averages
about 216 lbs. while Ohio's is 217.
The big men on the Bucks' for-
ward wall are tackles Bob Vogel
FAN INTEREST F
Attendan
Marked I
By GARY WINER
Coming as no surprise to any-
one, Michigan Ticket Director Don
Weir reports that the Wolverines'
home attendance has falled sharp-
ly from last year.
The 1962 edition of Michigan
football saw five home games at-
tract a total of 304,207 fans, which
figures out to be 60,840 per game.
In comparing this statistic with
last year when the Maize and
Blue played seven games in the
University Stadium, one finds that
close to 517,000 people jammed
the stands. Roughly speaking, this
is 74,000 per game, indicating that
this year there was an 18 per cent
decrease in attendance on a per
game rating.
Although football supports most
of the other varsity athletics here
at Michigan, this decrease in at-
tendance is not expected to affect
the other sports in a very signifi-
cant way because the income for
the University consists of half of
the total gate receipts at all games,
both home and away.
With an expected 80,000 fans at
this week's encounter at Ohio
State, Michigan will have played
before a total of 567,000 people
this year. The best year attend-
ance-wise for the Wolverines was
in 1949 when with only six home
games on the schedule, the Maize
and Bne were able to attract the
incredible number of 563,000 spec-
tators, with four games going as
sellouts.
Don Weir admitted that this
year's drop-off was a direct result
of the team's poor showing and
also some bad weather. "Of course
people don't rush to see a losing
team in action. Also, if the weath-
er is bad on a Friday, most fans
give a second thought before they
go looking for a baby sitter' and
make.plans to drive up to the
game."
The fact that the Michigan State
and Ohio State games-both near
sellouts every year-are both play-
ed away every other year, doesn't
Big Ten Standings
W L Pet. PF PA
Wisconsin 5 1 .833 245 58
Minnesota' 5 1 .833 101 47
Northwestern 4 2 .667 136 125
Ohio State 3 2 .600 103 75
Michigan State 3 2 .600 101 59
Purdue 3 2 .600 96 33
Iowa 3 3 .500 87 116
Illinois 1 5 .167 45 172
MICHIGAN . 1 5 .167 40 164
Indiana 0 5 .000 52 106

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Take Advantage, of,
Thanksgiving Vacation
to
GET YOUR- BIKES
REPAIRED

(230) and Daryl Sanders (226), FOR THE
and guard Rod Foster (230). Tpjng W ekend
*ractic TURKEY TROT!pigWekn
Practice Notes
I Michigan went through a light The Dascola Barbers NOV. 27...7:30
practice yesterday afternoon.Babr
Caci Bumyesterda trnorte nnear Michigan Theatre LEAGUE BALLROOM
I Coach Bump Elliott reported no
series injuries from Michigan's -
28-14 loss at Iowa City. However, - - - --
the status of Michigan ends Bob
Brown and Bill Laskey is still
questionable.
Brown who saw limited action
against Iowa is still ailing from an
ankle injury. Laskey is still suf-
Ifering from a shoulder injury. MORE SHOPPING .DAY'S
{ALLS: UNTIL CHRISTMAS VACATION
Todd's will be open
until 9 every night for
eduction y7our shopping convenience.
affect the number of season ticketWc
holders very much. with your Christmas shopping.
Within the past month, however,
Michigan's Athletic Director Fritz
Crisler made- a schedule change
for the 1968 season in having Iodd'S
Michigan State play at Ann Arbor
for two yearsein a row. This will
cause an alternation with Ohio
State each year. Thus fans will tE T HU S
be assured of at least one of theGO
two "big" games each year being
played at home.
This maneuver was made not 1209 SOUTH UNIVERSITY
only for the purpose of bolstering Ann Arbor NO 5-9426
attendance but also to accommo-
date many alumni who felt it dif-
ficult to drive to two "away" games Open Every Evening 'til 9
on alternate years. -rrY

PEGGI WIRTH
. ties for first

at Beavers Bike

events. She also tied Peggi Wirth
for first in the 100-yd. individual
medley.
Six Wins
The Wolverines have now beat-
en six teams this season including
Michigan State twice. After rest-
ing over the Thanksgiving vaca-
tion, the swimmers will travel to
East Lansing for the National In-
ter-Collegiate Women's Swimming
Championships on December 1.
National record holders Suzy
Thrasher and Janice Snavely are
accompanying Coach Rose Marie
Dawson to Florence, Ala., over the
Thanksgiving vacation period to
give a swimming clinic.

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