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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1963

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE SEVEN

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1903 TUE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE SEVEN

Illini Meet

'M' on Path from Rags to Roses Jacavazzi Takes Scoring Lead
and last weekend their Itheir last five games they were 1 opportunity to set several passing W ith 66 Points i Six Ges

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By PERRY HOOD
Merely saying that the Fighting
Illini are back is one of the big-
gest understatements of the year.
The Illini have risen with ven-
geance from their previous two
losing seasons, all the way to a
5-0-1 record, :a second national

iranking

biggest score in a decade.
Perhaps the biggest key to Il-
linois' success has been "their ag-
gressiveness and high morale," ac-
cording to Michigan freshman
coach Denny Fitzgerald, who
scouted the Illini. "Last year in

spirited but not successful. This
year they still have their spirit,
and they've gained experience and
confidence. They're a great team."
Dump Wildcats
The first big indication of the
Illini's power was in their 10-9
upset victory over highly ranked
Northwestern. "The Illini took the
wind out of Northwestern's sails.
It is a great intrastate rivalry and
they were particularly proud of
that victory."
All-America center Dick Butkus
leads the parade in Illinois' stout
defense. "Butkus is most impres-
sive as a middle linebacker," said
Fitzgerald. He is also number one
offensive center. Don Hansen, sec-
ond team fullback plays in the
interior linebacker slot along with
Butkus.
The biggest "gun" size-wise on
the Illinois line is Archie Sutton,
aggressive left tackle, weighing in
at a trim 260 pounds. Opposite
Sutton at right tackle is Bill
Minor, who had been out for two
games with a broken foot, but saw
action against Purdue.
At guard the Illini have 215-
pound Ed Washington and Willie
Fox, who beat out co-captain Dick
Deller for that position.
The defensive secondary is com-
posed of Mike Dundy and George
Donnelly who play defense only.
The third man, Jim Warren, is
also first team right halfback on
offense.
Strong Offense
The strong Illini offense is led
by co-captain and quarterback
Mike Taliaferro. Taliaferro had the

records for the Illini, but
had much chance to pass1
of the Illini's strongz
game," said Fitzgerald.

"hasn't
because
running

Jim Grabowski, sophomore start-
ing fullback, "is a good runner
and an especially strong runner."
Against Purdue this past Saturday
Grabowski ran for three touch-
downs in the Illini's 41-21 pasting
of Purdue.
Sam Price, also a starting soph-
omore at left halfback, has been
a consistent groundgainer. "Price
is a good runner, fast and decep-
tive. He plays offense strictly."
Price is also a favorite target for
Taliaferro's aerials, although the
Illini throw much less than they
did last year.
Behind Taliaferro are two sopho-
more quarterbacks, Fred Custardo
and Ron Asks, who "have done a
good job while playing," accord-
ing to Fitzgerald.
Good Ground Game
The net result is that Illinois
is "a powerful, rushing team this
year. They are mostly proud of
their aggressive defense. 'Their
pass receivers in the backfield are
more than adequate. They have
the potential to pass, but haven't
much because of their strong, con-
sistent ground game.
"This Saturday we'll have to be
aroused. They always have a gim-
mick to keep their team fired up.
This Saturday it's Dad's Day. The
Illini are great opportunists, so
we'll have to eliminate our errors.
The Illini are just a great team,"
he concluded.

NEW YORK W)-Cosmo Iaca-
vazzi, Princeton's line-busting full-
back, has taken over the undis-
puted individual scoring lead
among major college football
players.
The junior from Scranton, Pa.,
one of the reasons Princeton is
unbeaten and untied, bucked for
three touchdowns against Brown
last Saturday, boosting his point
total to 66. Ten of his 11 touch-
downs have come in Princeton's
last four games.
Billy Lothridge, Georgia Tech
quarterback, moved into second
place with 55 points. He booted
three field goals and three con-
versions against Duke last Satur-
day. The versatile back needs only
12 more points by kicking to equal
the major college record of 55 set
two years ago by Navy's Greg
Mather.
Lothridge's 10 fields goals also
puts him only three shy of the
single season record of 13 held

by Ed Dyas of Auburn, and he
already holds the career record
for most field goals. 19. His two
touchdowns, added to his 43 points
by kicking, enabled him to beat
Ken Waldrop of Army and Dave
Casinelli of Memphis State by one
point for the runner-up spot in
the scoring list.
Larry Elkins of Baylor, with 37
catches in his last four games

virtually is assured of1
receiving championship.1
est competitor, John Sim
Tulsa, broke his arm l
and is out for the seas
leaves Elkins with a 13-ca
over third place Stan C
Duke, 44-31.
Gary Wood of Corn
489 yards on 14 returns,
the lead in kickoff retu

the pasi
His clos-
imonis of
ast week
on. This
tch lead
rissen of
ell, with
retained
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MIKE TALIAFERO
... little passing

PETE BUMP
... rags to riches? ... another upset?
SPORTS SHORTS:
Steelers Place Tracy,
T arasovic on..WFaivers

TOP PHI RHO, 22-0:
Dodgers Take I Title
As Mogt Pilots Victory

" - 1

By The Associated Press
PITTSBURGH-The Pittsburgh
Steelers asked waivers yesterday
on a pair of National Football
League veterans, linebacker George
Tarasovic and halfback Tom
Tracy.
Tarasovic was claimed by the
Philadelphia Eagles. The former
Louisiana State lineman had been
with the Steelers since 1952, with
1954-55 out for military service.
Tracy, once a star ball carrier,
has been bothered by injuries the
past two seasons and used spar-
ingly. The ex-Tennessee back had
carried only 10 times this year for'
11 yards. He was traded to the
Steelers in 1958 after two seasons
with the Detroit Lions and one in
the Canadian League.
* * *
Beatty Hurt
DURHAM - Distance runner
Jimmy Beatty, who has been
training here since moving to
Durham two weeks ago, said he
will be sidelined for at least three
weeks because of an injury to his
right foot.
Beatty slipped Tuesday night
and cut his foot on a metal rail.
The injury required 10 stitches.
"I had planned to enter the Na-
tional Cross Country Meet, but
that's out now," he said.
Beatty moved here from Pasa-
dena,,Calif., where he has been
~' running for several years under
the Los Angeles Athletic Club
banner, to accept a job with the
North Carolina Fund.
* * *
Sprinter Returns
EUGENE, Ore.-Canadian sprin-
ter Harry Jerome, out of compe-
tition for nearly a year with a
leg injury, is working out again.
hoping to be back in form by
spring.
But all Bill Bowerman, Univer-
sity of Oregon track coach, will
say about that is, "His competi-
tion will depend on his ability to
compete well."
Jerome, one-time co-holder of
the world record in the 100-yard
dash at 9.2 seconds, tore a muscle
while running in the British Em-
pire Games at Perth, Australia, a
year ago. Later, at home in Van-
couver, B.C., he underwent sur-
gery and dropped out of school for
a term.
Fight Dangerous
SAN FRANCISCO-The propos-
ed Cassius Clay-Sonny Liston
heavyweight title fight was called
a dangerous mismatch yesterday
by a California boxing official who
said it could result in grave injury
to the young challenger.
Sol Silverman, chairman of the
California Committee on Safe-
guards for Professional Boxing,
criticized the fight, for which con-
tracts were signed Tuesday.
He said not one former heavy-
weight champion among the 11
now living regarded Clay as being
ready for Liston.
Maybe Denver?
DENVER-Milt Willner, Den-
ver restaurant operator and fight
promoter, said yesterday he is

ready to post a $1.2 million guar-
antee to try to land the Sonny
Liston-Cassius Clay heavyweight
title fight for Denver.
The champion, who lives in
Denver, and Clay signed articles
Tuesday for a 15-round bout prob-
ably some time in February. No
site was named.
Willner said he is willing to
hold the fight elsewhere than Den-
ver if his offer is accepted.
"I have a syndicate with money
and we mean business," he said.
* * *
Buchholz on Top
TOYKO-Earl Buchholz of St.
Louis defeated Australia's Red
Laver 6-3, 6-4 last night and
captured the Japan circuit's pro-
fessional tennis title.
Buchholz was named winner al-
though he had the same 2-1 rec-
ord as Laver and Australia's Frank
Segman because he posted a better
record in the preliminary round,
five victories and no losses.
"Sultan"
BALTIMORE - Henry Aaron,
Milwaukee outfielder, was named
yesterday to receive the Babe Ruth
"Sultan of Swat" crown from the
Maryland Professional Baseball
Players Association for his 1963
performance.
Aaron led both major leagues
last season in runs batted in with
130 and, hit 44 home runs.

By JIM GREINER
Jack Mogt, balding, seven-year
veteran of I-M football, proved he
is still capable of producing a
championship last night, leading
the Draft Dodgers to a 22-0 touch
football victory over Phi Rho Sig-
ma, on Wines Field.
It was the third professional
fraternity title for the sure-armed
quarterback, with three previous
crowns in the social fraternity di-
vision.
Mogt, backed by an outstanding
defensive unit led by Paul Groff-
sky, sparked his squad's offensive
attack, completing 13 of 19 passes.
He tossed for three touchdowns,
ran for one extra pointer and
threw for another.
Rick Wilcox quarterbacked the
Phi Rho's, connecting on 11 of
29 passes. His team picked up six
first downs to the Dodgers' four,
but his pass receivers couldn't
hang onto possible TD passes.
Quick Lead
Left end Ron Olson scored the
Dodgers' first six-pointer in the
opening quarter, a 15-yard aerial
from Mogt. Lineman Bill Huth
set the play up, intercepting a Phi
Rho pass and returning it to the
15.
In the third period, Dennis Fox
accounted for the lone Phi Rho
interception on his team's five

yard line. Dick Honig followed
with his second interception of the
night, setting up the next Dodger
tally.
Mogt threw to Ed Hood for the
score and made the converstion on
a fake reverse run.
Olson helped the final .TD in
the fourth quarter with a 50-yard
interception return to the Phi
Rho one yard line. Mogt then
passed to John Tully for the six-
pointer and to Mike Magnotta for
the extra point try.
Bork Keeps
Team Ahead,
By The Associated Press
Northern Illinois, riding the arm
of record-breaking passer George
Bork, continued yesterday as the
No. 1 small college team in the
nation, but Delaware's strong
Blue Hens closed the gap on the
front-runners in the latest Asso-
ciated Press poll.
Northern Illinois beat W. Illi-
nois 29-22, to retain the top spot
on three ballots and drew 74
points. Delaware, an impressive
34-6 victor over Buffalo, drew
four first-place votes and 65
points.

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