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Michigan's Defensive Abilities
Hidden by Won-Lost Record

If you were to look at only the
comparative won-lost records of
this year's Wolverine football team
and last season's, you could easily
be convinced that the current ag-
gregation's defense is at least as
porous as that of the 1958 squad.
But you'd have a hard time con-
vincing a die-hard Michigan fan
of that after a few Saturday after-
noons with his favorites in Michi-
gan's stadium.
Today and Yesterday
At this stage of the season last
year, the Wolverines had roughly
the same mark, two wins, three
losses and a tie with Michigan
State. Today, the Michigan record
is two wins, and four losses. But
on the brighter side is the fact
that while last season's secondary
was dented at will by opposing
passers and the line seemed often
non-existent, there has been a
noticeable change.,
With but one noteable excep-
tion (Northwestern), the long toss
hasn't been thrown for a tally
against the Wolverines, and the
line seems to be made of sterner
While last year's defense holds
the dubious distinction of having
more points scored against them
than any Michigan team in his-
tory, 211, their successors have
been somewhat more successful in
containing their opponents.
After the first six games of last
season, the Wolverines had seen

their goal dented to the tune of
162 points, or an average of 27
points a game. With six games by
the boards this year, Michigan
boasts a rather more respectable
record of having only 117 points
registered by their opponents, an
average of 19.6, or better than a
touchdown less per game.
The big loss, the boxscore di-
mension humiliation, has been
with the Wolverines but once this
season, the 34-8 loss to Michigan'
State. Last year at this time, Mich-,
igan had been humbled 37-14 by
Iowa, and had absorbed their
worst licking in years at the hands
of Northwestern, 55-24.
In the'seasons opener, the Wol-
verines bowed to Missouri, 20-15,
in the final seconds of play, but
the game statistics belied the win.
The Missouri line was held to 11
first downs to Michigan's 17 and
-to 63 yards total offense less than
the 312 rolled up by Michigan.
Then, after chalking the 34-8
loss to MSU up to experience, the
Wolverines broke into the win
column against Oregon State
(18-7) with the once-maligned de-
fer/se holding the Beavers to nine
first downs and 152 yards-only 68
of them on the ground..
Against the nation's second-
ranked team, Northwestern, the
defense did a tremendous Job.

While the Wildcats piled up 410
yards, the Wolverines made it
tough when their backs were to
their goal line and rocked North-
western ballcarriers for six fum-
bles, five of which Michigan re-
covered. The 20-7 loss came as a
result of but two lapses when long
gainers went for two clinchers.
Repeat Performance
The Wolverine line pulled a re-
peat performance against Minne-
sota, but with more success, win-
ning 14-6. The Gophers got 222
yards on the ground but Michigan
stiffened with its back to the wall
for the win.
Despite the fact that Michigans
"Raider" platoon was the crowd-
pleaser Saturday, there were only
10 first downs registered by Wis-
consin all afternoon against all
platoons, the second lowest num-
ber by an opponent this year and
made up what Coach Bump Elliott
has all season called a' "team ef-
fort." All Badger scoring followed
interceptions, offensive-not de-

BACK IN THE RING-Michigan's I-M boxing coach, Lett Philbin, demonstrates technique to a pair
of Latin battlers during his recent tour of South America for the State Department. This television
demonstration ran to almost double its alloted time but the popular Philbin was still encouraged
to continue.
Taylor, Kelse in in 'A' Playoffs,
Meet Next Week for Championship

Jim Ludwig's passing arm guid-
ed unbeaten Taylor to a 36-0 tri-
umph over Greene and a berth in
the first place 'A' playoff finals
against Kelsey, 1-0 victors over
Allen-Rumsey, in I-M football ac-
tion yesterday.
Ludwig figured in the scoring of
30 points and continued terroriz-
ing the residence hall grid scene
as he passed six pointers to Dan
Molhoek, Gary Gephart, and Tom
DeWard, and ran for a fourth
touchdown with a six-yd. jaunt.
A 60-yard pass interception re-
turn by Niel Mischley accounted
for the fifth score. In addition,
Ludwig ran the PAT after the
second TD, Mischley's runback.
After two passes into pay dirt, the
lanky quarterback flipped short
conversion passes to DeWard and
Allen Rumsey, defending "A"
champions, and the only other
previously undefeated team, ex-
tended its defensive streak by
once again preventing, the oppo-
sition from crossing its goal line,

but faltered at the hands of Kel-
sey in overtime, 1-0. In a tight
struggle, Kelsey suddenly snapped
loose on its final offensive try for
a 20-yd. pass play from quarter-
back Art Ryall to Bruce Baldwin
for the necessary yardage to claim
an extra-session triumph, thus de-
throning Rumsey's d e f e n d i n g
For Welsey the playoff was a
"red letter day" as its "B"'eleven
in an afternoon tilt squeezed past
Adams 6-0, and moved into the
championship game against Wen-
ley, which is scheduled for next
week. Quarterback Pete Friedes
galloped into the end zone in the
second half netting his squad six
points and a victory. Including
four shut-out victories in regular
season play, Kelsey has remained
unscored upon, racking its oppo-
nents for 110 points.
On a pass to Bill Heller and
points after touchdown by John
Abad, Wenley blanked Huber's "B"
team for a first round playoff win
in the championship bracket. The
win moved the West Quadders to

The people of the Latin nations accorded him a tremendous wel-
come wherever he went, complete with Viva's, speeches and tamale
dinners. He spent his first three months in Montevideo, Uruguay, in
great demand as a coach, demonstrator and lecturer.
Called upon by all types of groups, Philbin eventually coached or
lectured at YMCA's, schools and universities, army recruits, police
forces and even had gone into the gymnasiums of the professional
fighters to lend a hand in training.,
"The biggest problem,", says Philbin, "was that I had to try to
crowd a lifetime of work into such a short time."
For the last month of his junket, he was sent to Brazil ("Just
as I was learning Spanish too!" he exclaimed) to carry on his work
in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Salvadore Bahia.
In both countries, the people were overwhelmingly friendly and,
would often shower him with gifts. One entire room of his home in
Ypsilanti is filled with his souveniers. This collection includes 60-70
separate awards from grateful organizations. These gifts range from
the usual medals, plaques, pennants, flags and pins to more unusual
remembrances such as a collection of precious stones, a gaucho knife,
a plate covered with butterfly wings and ... a doll given to him in
Salvadore Bahia.
"A first I thought it was a gag," said Philbin. "But I found out
that they were very sincere and were honoring me with this and I
was glad to receive it. It's decorated with native jewelry, and the
fingernails on its hands are actual human nails."
In his travels Philbin found the people of South America some-
what less bound by schedule than our own people. He recalls that he
was involved in one TV demonstration that was scheduled to last for
20 minutes and when he had finished it had gone for 40 minutes and
everyone was happy.*(NBC may shudder at this!.
Philbin is now back on his job at the Ford Motor Company, and
with his sport two nights a week at the I-M Building, with fond mem-
ories of the trip ... and his life. "I owe-boxing a lot," says Philbin.
"No other sport in the world offers such opportunities foi a young
man in fame or wealth. It's an avenue of escape that's possible for
those in lower-income groups. Many people don't realize this, but
this is not a sport for the dumb man. It isa constant challenge to a
man's intelligence."
No one can speak with more authority than Lett Philbin who used
this route to pull himself into an education and into experiences that
few men have in their lifetimes.
The Michigan athletic departmeht is fortunate to have associated
with it a man of Philbin's calibre.

Three contestants tied for first in last week's Grid Picks contest
as Alan Miller, '61L, won the two free tickets to the Michigan Theatre,
holding over "Pillow Talk" with Rock Hudson and Doris Day.
Miller canme out on top by virtue of being only seven points off
the 19-10 score of the Michigan-Wisconsin game. His two competitors
with the same 16-4 slate were Ronald Onkin of 1346 Geddes, who
was nine points off, and Charles Olender of 919 Oakland, who erred
by 11.
The ties Saturday between Army-Air Force and Purdue-Illinois
cost each contestant two games, but all will have another chance
this week to win this, the seventh contest, and the free passes.
To enter, just send this article or a facsimile to Grid Picks, The
Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard, Ann Arbor, or fill out a blank at The
Daily. Include the Michigan score for use in case of ties, and enter
only once.

the finals against the strong, well-
balanced Kelsey eleven.
One play turned the tide for
Scott in its last second 8-6 victory
first half, Scott's Bob Hunt and
over Van Tyne. After a scorless
Van Tyne's Bruce Epher traded
six pointers. Then in the closing
minutes Scott mustered a serious
scoring threat only to be held by
a great Van Tyne goal line de-
fense. With fifteen seconds to go
and the ball on the one-foot line,
Van Tyne sacrificed percentage
football to- go for the long touch-
down. The plan backfired when
Bill Selliner raced back into the
end zone tagging Van Tyne's pass-
er just before he was able to loft
a long pass. The safety gave Scott
the 8-6 decision.
Huber also won in the second
place playoffs topping Lloyd, 8-0,
on passes to ends Tom Richards
and Dan Stone for the TD and the
PAT respectively.
In other 'A' league playoff ac-
tion yesterday: Winchell took to
the air and trounced Wenley, 12-0,
earning a right to meet Strauss,
the 12-0 conquerors of Gomberg
for third place. Michigan, victor
over Cooley by forfeit, will be pit-
ted against Hinsdale, victors over
Williams, 14-0, for fourth.
As a result of forfeits, Reeves
Hayden will meet, the winner
meeting the winner of the Adams-
Prescott contests for fifth place.
Completing the "B" card: Hay-
over Van Tyr,ne. After a scoreless
Greene topped Lloyd, 14-0, ad-
vancing both to the final game for
third place.
Fourth place will be decided
when Van Tyne, 2-0 victors over
Strauss, meets Gomberg, 24-6 con-
querors of Winchell. The fifth
place contestants, Taylor, Reeves,
Scott and Chicago were idle yes-
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1. Michigan at Illinois (score)
2. Purdue at MSU
3. Indiana at OSU
4. Minnesota at Iowa
5. Wisconsin at Northwestern
6. Georgia Tech at Notre Dame
7. Air Force at Missouri
8. Nebraska at Iowa State
9. Syracuse at Penn State
10. Princeton at Harvard


Yale at Penn
Duke at Clemson
LSU at Tennessee
Kentucky at Vanderbilt
Arkansas at Rice
Baylor at Texas
SMU at Texas A&M
California at Oregon
West Virgina at Southern Cal.
UCLA at Stanford



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