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Page Two


Sunday, December 5, 1971

Sunday, December 5, 1971



By JOEL GREER as the Wolverines ran up 1300
Until two years ago Michigan yards in total offense.
had never suffered defeat in the But the most important win oc-
Rose Bowl. But a rash of untimely curred at Columbus where Michi-k
injuries and Bo Schembechler's gan bopped the Buckeyes 21-0. Ant
heart attack the day of the game emphatic Yost was quoted after
ended a string of victories t h a t that game saying that "The Ohiot
stretched all the way back to 1902. State game proved to be a hard
The Wolverines wM get a one. We could score but 21 pointsr
chance to avenge that sorrowful against them, although there wasr
day back in 1970 when they bat- no doubt in the minds of all whot
tle the Stanford Indians n e x t saw the game, that Michigan'sc
January 1. team was superior."s
But the Indians have other ideas - Not only was the 1901 team at
as they remember a 49-0 pasting great football squad, it was madeT
administered by Michigan 70 years up of a bunch of clowns. Miffedc
ago in both team's inaugural visit at not being allowed to participatel
to Pasadena. in the Tournament of Roses par-
The 1902 contest was the first ade, the players help up the startt
Rose Bowl ever. Instead of the of the game as they paradedt
usual bicycle races, the Tourna- around the field in a borrowedf
ment of Roses decided to feature a chariot.
gridiron battle for its New Year's But once the battle started,
day entertainment. Stanford was Michigan was ready. The Wolver-
invited to represent the W e s t ines ran off 142 offensive playsf
while the rowdy group of rough- while piling up 1463 yards.-
necks from Michigan was invited l Two All-Americans led the wayp
to represent the East.. for Michigan. It was Willie Hes-
Fielding Yost, in his freshman ton's gallops that set up Neil1
year as coach, assembled perhaps Snow's first Rose Bowl touchdown:
the finest Michigan team in his- Snow went on to score four more
tory: Over the course of the-1901 while Heston rambled for 170f
season Yost's "point-a-minute" yards in 23 carries.
Wolverines ran up 501 points With eight minutes remaining;t
while not yielding a single one. and the score 49-0, the officials;
Included in the season's victories called thegame to end Stanford's
was a 128-0 bruising of Buffalo embarassment.-
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It was a hapy group of Wol-
verines that boarded the train
back to Ann Arbor. Instead of
the usual one week trip, they tour-
ed the country and came in five
weeks late.
Just as Schembechlr is unhap-
py with this years polls, Yost
must have been irked with his
team's rating. Casper Whitney, no
doubt an Easterner, formulated a
slate which placed Harvard at
the top followed by Yale and
Michigan. At that time Whitney
dfended his choices: "Michigan
has a strong, heavy line and a
good backfield; but in handling
kicks, and in highly developed
team-'play, they are quite a bit in-
ferior to the eastern teams."
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The Wolverines went through
10 more undefeated seasons be-
fore they were invited back to
Pasadena for the 1948 game.
Michigan came into the contest
with a 9-0 record including ano-
ther 21-0 walloping of O h i o
Coach Fritz Crisler's'crew scor-
ed 345 points through the first
nine games and possessed one of
the most devastating offenses in
the, country.
Michigan was to oppose South-
ern California, the team that
grabbed the Pacific Coast title
with a 6-0 mark and lost only to
Notre Dame, 38-7.
The game looked to be a tough
defensive affair; but by the time
Bump Elliot, Bob Chappius and
Jack Weisenberger finished o f f
the Trojan defense the score was
Michigan returned to Pasadena
'three years later with their worst
The Wolverines had a 4-3-1 re-
cord going into the final game
with Ohio State and had little or
no chance of going to California.
The 1950 game has been remem-
bered as the "Snow Bowl" because,
Ohio was treated to its w o r s t
blizzard in history. Over a foot
of the white stuff covered t h e

field as the game began and it
was still falling.
Ther was little or no offense
displayed during the game as the
teams punted a total of 45 times.
But it was Ohio State's punting
errors that decided- the outcom.
In the first quarter, a blocked
Buckeye punt rolld out of the
end zone for a safety, giving Mich-
igan a 2-0 lead. And with 47 se-
conds remaining in the second
quarter, Michigan linebacker Tony
Momsen blocked another O h i o
punt and recoverd it in the end
zone for the game's only touch-
down. Even though the Wolver-
ines failed to get a single first
down, they conqured the Buck-
eyes, 9-3.
Michigan continued their inept
play in the first half of the 1951
Rose Bowl against California.
They got only two first downs,
ran only 11 offensive plays, and
were in possesion of the ball only
five minutes as the Golden Bears
left th field at halftime leading

Oregon State scored first on a
Paul Brothers' touchdown pass but
Mel Anthony brought the Wolver-
ines back just six minutes later.
He took a pitchout from Bob Tim-
berlake and scampered 84 yards
for- the tying touchdown. Min-
utes later Carl Ward put Michigan
ahead for good on a 43 yard run.
In the second half M i c h i g a n
marched for two quick scores to
put the game out of reach. An-
thony finished the game w I t h
three touchdowns, Ward one, and
Timberlake the other as the rout
ended 34-7.
The 1970 Rose Bowl between
Michigan and USC was perhaps
the saddest of the long series. As
the Wolverines took the field,
Coach Bo Schembechler lay in a
Pasadena hospital after suffering
a mild heart attack the morning
of the game. The team was badly
shaken and their plays showed it.
Both teams traded field goals in
the first half but the big break
in the game came late in the
third quarter when a Jimmy Jones

Gala 1
(Continued from Page 21)
by the fans for hotels overlook-
ing the Rose Parade.
One of these is the Pasadena
Motor Hoel which is, on the
actual parade route, Colorado
Boulevard. Several Michigan
people watched the spectacle in
1970 from the privacy of their
own sun deck in lounge chairs.
The parade itself takes place
only after months of planning
by the Tournament of Roses
Committee. It starts forming
ideas for the following affair as
soon as the present one has con-
cluded. This year 1400 volun-
teers are working along with
600 men on twenty-eight dif-
ferent committees. -
The theme of the 1972 pa-
rade is 'The Joy of Music' and
fittingly the grand marshal will
be the ole "champagne music
maker" Lawrence Welk. Includ-
ed in the participants are the
Michigan and Stanford march-
ing bands with twenty-two oth-
ers. The parade will also fea-
ture sixty floats completely cov-
ered with flowers, and 200 equ-
estrians doing their thing along
the five-and-a-half mile route.



Libels set.for Ink Bowl
Those rough and tough and
hard to pamper Daily Libels
are also traveling to Pasadena
to play in the second annual
Ink Bowl. The Libels, ranked
6th by the AP, will put their
unblemished record on the line
igainst the Inca-Dinka-Doo
Indians from Stanford.
The libels are led by All-Cen-
tral-Americans Bull, Chip, Egg-
sucker, TOR, Oily, Gorilla, and
Brownbeard Noveck who made
the second team. The game will
be on Dec. 31 with kickoff at
11:59 p.m. provided that t h e
Libels can stand up.
The parade is expected to be
nearly two hours in duration.
By the time the first marcher
takes to the street over 750,000
people will have already lined
the route. According to Tourna-
ment of Roses officials, 110 mil-
lion people the world over will
view the happenings. It is be-
ing beamed by satillite to Japan,
parts of Africa, and possibly

Europe as well as being seen in
Mexico and Canada. Many of
the eyes will be foscused on
Queen Margo Lynn Johnson and
her six princesses.
The Rose Bowl and the peo-
ple of southern California are
"looking forward to a healthy
Bo Schembechler this time
around." -Bo wasn't the only
Michigan footballer ailing the
day of the 1970 Rose Bowl. Bar-
ry Pierson suffered a broken
arm in the final practice prior
to the departure of the team
west, Glenn Doughty was also
unable to play, and Garvie Craw
was not in top shape for the
The cause of these injuries
were the strenuous practice ses-
sions prescribed by Schembech-
ler. This years it will be differ-
ent. There will be four light no-
pad workouts before flying to
California and one-a-day prac-
tices on December 20.
While in Los Angeles the
players are to be involved in
numerous official functions such
as. the Rose Bowl banquet fea-
turing both the Wolverines and
the Stanford Indians. Before

the 1970 game the squad mem-
bers each received a Rose Bowl
watch and a pair of binoculars
as Christmas presents.
With over 103,000 people pay-
ing $10.50 apiece to be in the
stands one would expect the
University to financially prosper
from the gate receipts. That is
one of the great public miscon-
ceptions of the Rose Bowl game.
Actually the money allocated
the University scarcely covers
the expenses of sending the
team to California. This year
approximately $80,000 will be
spent on the team alone.
Another $55,000 is needed to
send the 215-man band west,
and $35,000 is used to send the
'official party' consisting of the
regents, executive officers, and
members of the athletic board of
The misconception of profit
may have arisen from Notre
Dame's trip to the Cotton
Bowl last year. The Fighting
Irish have no conference affilia-
tions so they split their share of
the gate receipts with no one.
They made well over $200,000
last year.



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Sandi Genis

Elliot Legow

MICHIGAN IN THE ROSE BOWL ................Page 2
ROSE BOWL ADVANCE ........................Page 3
STANFORD SEASON REHASH................... Page 4
THE OFFENSE'S POWER.......................... Page 5
MICHIGAN SEASON REHASH................... Page 7
BIG TEN SEASON REHASH......................Page 8
OTHER BOWLS . .................. ........ Page 11
HISTORY OF THE GRANDDADDY................ Page 14
MICHIGAN'S SENIORS.................Page 18
FRITZ CRISLER REMINISCES .....................Page 21
WHAT TO DO I N PASADENA ....... . .........Page 21
THE DEFENSE'S STINGINESS................... Page 23,

But the Wolverines came back -to-Bob Chandler pass resulted in
in the second half and sent the the game's only touchdown.
Bears back to Berkeley with a 14~ The 'rojans left the field 10-
6 defeat. 3 victors but it was not the real
Fullback Don Dufek and quar- Michigan team they beat.
terback Chuck Ortmann turned
the game around. Dufek ended up Without Bo the team was lost.
with 123 yards rushing and both He had called every play during
Michigan touchdowns, while Ort- the season, and each player loak-
mann completed 15 of 19 passes ed to his leadership for an emo-
for 146 yards, 141 in the second tional lift. The team was so in-
half. fluenced by his personality that
Michigan's next trip to Easa- they were in tears when they real-
dena came in 1965 after the Wol- izd he would not be on the side-
verines went through the regular lines to lead them on.
season with an 8-1 mark losing One player best summed up the
only to Purdue, 21-20. Michigan situation. "He (Schembechler)
again traveled to Columbus to face worked so hard to get us here, and
the Buckeyes for the Big T e n then he wasn't with us. It w a s
crown, this time coming home 10- just too much to handle."
0 victors. But Schembechler fought back
Oregon State got the Pacific from his heart attack and again
Coast bid after tying USC for the Michigan will represent the Big
title. The Beavers got the invita- Ten in the Rose Bowl New Year's
tion because they had last been Day. And no one is more inter-
to the big bowl in 1957 while the ested in resuming Michigan's win-
Trojans traveled to Pasadena last ning Rose Bowl tradition than Bo
in 1963.. Schembechler himself.

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