THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1959
THE MICHIGA1~ DAILY SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21.1959
Capacity Crowd To See Traditional Battle;
11 'M' Seniors To Make Last Appearance
Miami Stuns MSU, 18-13;
Curci Leads Hosts To Upset
record into the game and is situ-
ated in ninth place.
Senior Mike Fillichio and sopho-
more Ken Tureaud are the best
bets to replace the seniors, if
Ohio State, witnessing its worst
season since 1947, is in a tie with
Indiana for seventh place. It still
has hopes of finishing in the first
But to do this the Ohioans must
overcome a recent wave of losses,
including three regular backs and
Syracuse, the nation's number
one team, is the only team to have
received a bid from one of the
four major Bowls, accepting an
offer from the Cotton Bowl. To-1
day the Orangemen meet Boston
University in a game that could
beat last week's 71-0 victory over
Colgate for one-sidedness.
Third-ranked Louisiana State
will try to impress Sugar Bowl se-
lectors tonight and it shouldn't be
hard as they play Tulane, a team
they trounced 62-0 last fall.
Have Week Off
Second-ranked Mississippi and
sixth-ranked Georgia, both top
Sugar Bowl contenders,bare idle
this weekend, preparing for their
respective closing skirmishes
against Mississippi State and
Georgia Tech next week.
Washington could be the Big
Ten representative's opponent
New Year's Day providing they
can beat cross-state rival Wash-
ington State today. If the Huskies
lose, the gate would be left wide
open for either Oregon or UCLA,
provided they can win their re-
spective contests against Oregon
State and Southern California.
SChance of a UCLA win appears
especially slim since their oppo-
nents from Southern California
are one of the nation's two un-
beaten squads and the fourth-
ranked team in the country.
Can Make Things Rough
In the Southwest, Arkansas can
put the pressure on fifth-ranked
Texas by beating Texas Tech to-
day. The Longhorns would then
be forced to beat Texas A & M
Thanksgiving Day if they wish to
play Syracuse in the Cotton Bowl.
In eastern games, sixth-ranked
Penn. State and Richie Lucas can
expect trouble from an upset-
hungry Pittsburgh squad. In a
big little game, Harvard meets
Yale. Both hold a victory over
Princeton and to the winner goes
the championship among the
East's Big Three.
Big Ten Standings
W L T Pet.
Wisconsin 4 2 0 .667
Northwestern 4 2 0 .667
Michigan State 4 2 0 .667
Purdue 3 2 1 .583
Illinois 3 2 1 .583
Iowa 3 3 0 .500
Indiana 2 3 1 .417
Ohio State 2 3 1 .417
MICHIGAN 2 4 0 .333
Minnesota 1 5 0 .167
Ohio State at MICHIGAN
Northwestern at Illinois
Purdue at Indiana
Wisconsin at Minnesota
its ruggedest interior lineman, if
they are to win their third straight
The backs are twice-All Ameri-
can Bob White, right half Jim
Herbstreit and quarterback Tom
Matte. All are injured and it is
doubtful whether White and Herb-
streit will play at all.
Wright Off Squad
One sure loss is junior guard Er-
nie Wright, who has been a 60-
minute performer several times in
the past two seasons. He was
dropped from the squad last week
for disciplinary reasons.
To replace the backs, Coach
Woody Hayes plans to move up
veteran quarterback Jerry Fields
to Matte's position; converted end
Roger Detrick, a sophomore, to
fullback; and converted quarter-
back Ron Houck to right halfback.
Despite the heavy injuries lists
and low standings of the teams,
a spirited game is in the making.
This prospect looms because of
the traditional aspects of the
game and the fact that a dozen
seniors on the two starting teams
will be closing out their collegiate
Backing up these seniors are a
host of sophomores on both teams.
Ohio State plans to start five
yearlings and most of Michigan's
second- and third-team strength
depends on these hustling new-
No Big Name Talent
But neither team is loaded with
the big-name players that have
MICHIGAN OHIO STATE
Halstead LE Perdue
Jobson LT Michael
Genyk LG Ingram1
Smith C Anders
Fillichio RG Hartman
J. Bushong RT Tyrer
Johnson RE Houston
Noskin QB Fields
Harper LH Ferguson
Julian RH Houck
Rio FB Detrick
made this rivalry one ofthe great
eye-catchers of the past decade.
Ohio has a great end in captain
Jim Houston. But he doesn't have
a good thrower to pass to him nor
does he have great backs like past
stars White, Don Clark or Hopa-
long Cassady to block for.
However, he will be trying to
open holes for sophomore Bob
Ferguson, a halfback who has re-
cently worked his way up to third
leading rusher in the Big Ten.
Michigan has a hot-and-cold
quarterback in Stan Noskin, who
has completed 51.4 per cent of his
passes. That average has been
padded by good days in his last
If he can even start to match
some of the exploits of Bob Ptacek,
who connected on 24 of 35 against
the Buckeyes last year, another
terrific game could arise.
There's always that hope-and
that's why the crowds almost al-
ways reach six digits when these
teams play here.
MIAMI (J--Tiny Fran Curci led
a fired up Miami football team
last night to an 18-13 victory over
Michigan State that strengthened
the 152-pound Quarterback's All-
America hopes and put the Hurri-
canes within one victory of an
Orange Bowl invitation.
Miami now can take the Orange
Bowl berth with a win next week
in its closing game with Florida.
Michigan State's Rose Bowl hopes
were not affected by the loss.,Thel
Spartans can win the Big Ten
title only if Northwestern and
Wisconsin lose or tie in games
A crowd of 40,870 braved rain
showers to see the fabulous little
Curci guide the Hurricanes to
their smashing upset. He enter-
tained them beautifully by calling
an exciting mixture of runs, passes
Hold Off Spartans
On Cures passes and smashing
runs by Jim Vollenweider, Frank
Bouffard and Bob Rosbaugh,
Miami surged to an 18-6 lead in
the thrid period, then held off a
LAST TIME OUT-Darrell Harper (41) is tackled after a short gain in one of the games earlier in
his career. This afternoon Harper and nine other Michigan seniors will play their last varsity game
as the Wolverines meet Ohio State.
furious comeback by the Spartans
in the final quarter.
An eight-yard touchdown run
by Bouffard and a field goal by
Al Dangel built up a 10-0 lead for
Miami before Dean Look's nine-
yard touchdown pass to Herb
Adderly cut the margin to 10-6 at
Curci put on a great one-man
exhibition at the opening of the
second half as Miami roared 80
yards to score in 13 plays and go
ahead 18-6. Curci completed four
straight passes for 48 yards, got
the touchdown on a two-yard run,
then passed to Vollenweider for
Ballman Scores TD
Gary Ballman returned an In-
tercepted pass 51 yards, then raced
10 yards to a last-quarter touch-
down, but the Spartans couldn't
pull the game out of the fire.
The crowd, thinned by the rain,
saw a great personal duel between
Curci and the 188-pound Look.
Look had a slight edge in passing,
140 yards to 129, but Curci was
more effective in directing his
A fumble by Look, recovered by
Vollenweider at the Miami 36,
set up the Hurricanes' first scor-
ing foray. Curci completed three
passes as Miami hurried to a first
down at the 4. There, Michigan
State stood firm and Dangel kicked
a field goal from the 12.
In the second quarter, with
Curci completing three passes and
Bouffard and Rosbaugh crashing
the Spartan line for good gains.
Miami raced 53 yards to a touch-
down, with Bouffard going over
from five yards out.
Aroused Michigan State raced
80 yards to score with 12 seconds
left in the half on Look's pass to
Vollenweider led the game's
ground gainers with 67 yards.
Ballman was second with 55.
Spirited defensive play by the.
Miami line was a dominant fac-
tor in the victory which the Hur-
ricanes wanted so badly.
CHAMPIONSHIP AT STAKE:
Illini Face NU, Gophers, Badgers Clash
The last of the big Saturdays is
here; Michigan State must sit
idle and hope while Wisconsin and
Northwestern face the battles of
their lives at Minnesota and at
Michigan State, the surprise
team of the conference, finished
its conference competition last
week with a 4-2 record. Both the
Badgers and the Wildcats are 4-2
going into today's finales. Both are
KANSAS CITY (-) - The Kan-
sas City Athletics announced last
night the swap of catcher Frank
House for pitcher Tom Acker of
the Cincinnati Reds in the first
official deal of the new inter-
league baseball trading period.
The announcement was made
by General Manager Parke Car-
roll who said it was intended to
bolster the A's uncertain bullpen.
Acker has been a relief hurler
with the Redlegs for four years,
compiling a 19-13 record. The
right-hander's best year was 1957
when he had a 10-5 mark. Last
year he pitched only 31 innings
and had a 1-2 record.
House, alternating with Harry
Chiti behind the bat for the
American Leaguers, appeared in
98 games last year. He got 81 hits
in 346 times at bat for a .234 av-
erage. He bats lefthanded and hit
only one home run last year.
However in. the upset-minded
Big Ten where the underdog has
won more often this fall than the
favorite, anything can happen, and
if it does Michigan State will be-.
come undisputed champion and
receive the Rose Bowl bid.
Could be Hard Pressed
Northwestern could be harder
pressed than Wisconsin as. tho
Cats face Illinois, a team noted
for its spoiler role. Today's game
will be the last for Coach Ray
Eliot in his illustrious career at
Illinois. His teams have beaten
Michigan, Michigan State, and
Ohio State in previous years to
kill the bowl hopes of those teams,
and last week thley pulled another
big upset by beating Wisconsin,
The Illini have always been
tough at Memorial Stadium and
with the home crowd pulling for
the upset plus the added incentive
of winning for Eliot the Illini may
well make it two in a row.
Wisconsin also faces a determ-
ined foe in Minnesota. With Coach
Murray Warmath under fire for
not producing a winning team, the
Golden Gophers may also be play-
ing their last game for their coach.
A victory today could possibly save
Work Behind Closed Doors
He has had his team working
out under closed doors all week
in an effort to spring a surprise
on the Badgers. The Gophers will
be the only team all year that
can match Wisconsin's size in the
line, and as far as speed goes there
is little to say except that neither
team has any. The big difference
is at quarterback where Wisconsin
has All-America candidate Dale
Hackbart and Minnesota plays
sophomore Sandy Stephens.
In games against teams with
speed this fall the Gophers have
fallen fiat, but facing a slow team
like Wisconsin the battle of the
lines will decide the issue. The win
may very well go to the team with
the best quarterback this after-
noon and if Stephens suddenly
fulfills his promise today, watch
for an upset. The game will be on
a nationwide TV hookup.
Battle for Old Oaken Bucket
In other games involving Big
Ten teams today Purdue travels
to Indiana to face the Hoosiers
in the annual classic for the Old
Oaken Bucket. Iowa is at home to
face Notre Dame in their annual
The Hoosiers, playing for the
last time in ancient Memorial
Stadium, hope to finish their best
season in years by winning back
the Bucket. They came close last
year, but the Boilermakers held
on to get a 15-15 tie.
Purdue, a contender for con-
ference and national honors until
injuries took their toll midway
through the season, is a slight
Iowa, the nation's second ranked
team in total offense, will again
have Bullet Bob Jeter and Olen
Treadway running and passing
and the Iowa offense looks too
powerful for the oft-beaten Irish.
However, in past years the pre-
vious records of the teams have
meant little as the Hawks and
Irish have traded touchdown after
touchdown in some of the best
offensive shows ever witnessed in
the midwest. If George Izo has a
good day for Notre Dame this one
could go down to the final play.
W L Pct.
Boston 12 2 .857
Philadelphia 8 3 .727
Syracuse 7 5 .583
New York 5 7 .417
St. Louis 5 4 .556
Detroit 7 9 .438
Minneapolis 5 10 .333
Cincinnati 3 12 .200
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