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October 01, 1938 - Image 9

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Michigan!-Maybe ...
TONGUE in cheek, heart in mouth,
and fingers crossed, I'll take
Michigan this afternoon.
No firm conviction motivates my
choice. There's no overwhelming as-
sent, no vibrant "we can't miss," but
rather a skepticq2 "I hope so" in my
mind as I pound out this daily bugle.
And still I say-
Michigan - the underdog - to
beat State, the favorite. Michigan-
an inferior team at this date-to whip
the veteran Spartans.
Yes, State has a better ball club.
They have a more confident, exper-
ienced, dangerous, and versatile ball
club. They are using a system which
has been embed'ded in their heads
over two and three years playing
time, not a new system, untried by its
pupils under fire.
Still I say Michigan to win.
Why Michigan? Perhaps it's an
unquenchable sentimentality which
distorts reason, more likely an ir-
repressible desire to see Sparta set
bak on its fanny, more rationally
an unexplainable hunch that Michi-
gan can do it.
I can't forget that veteran front
line of ours, nor can I overlook
the amazing speed of our new
I haven't forgotten frigid and
tepid afternoons on Ferry Field
watching seniors learn how to
block and tackle along with jun-
iors and sophomores.
And -I can't forget that new
spirit. Yes, it's trite, its intan-
gible, and it makes good copy.
But it's there without a shadow
of a doubt.
So there you have it. State the su-
perior team on paper, Michigan the
victor by a touchdown in the Stadium.
Move over on that limb, Mr. Dooley.
UP STEPS the junior staff, and
some predictions on a busy af-
ternoon of football. This column will
confess all next Tuesday. The teams
in bold face are favored by my six
colleagues.. The tally is in paren-
Michigan (4) over Michigan State (2)
Texas Christian (6) over Arkansas (0)
Auburn (5) over Tulane (1)
Harvard (6) over Brown (0)
California (4) over Wash. State (2)
Cornell (6) over Colgate (0)
Missouri (3) over Colorado (3)
Yale (4) over Columbia (2)
Georgia (6-) over So. Carolina (0)
Ohio State (6) over Indiana (0)
Notre Dame (6) over Kansas (0)
Boston Univ. (4) over Lehigh (2)
Louisiana St. (4) oer Texas (2)
Wisconsin (5) over Marquette (1)
Maryland (4) over Penn State (2)
Minnesota (6) over Nebraska (0)
Northwestern (6) over Kansas St. (0)
Southern Cal. (4) over Oregon St. (2)
U.C.L.A. (4) over Oregon (2)
Rice (6) over Oklahoma (0)
Pittsburgh (6) over Temple (0)
Stanford (3) over Santa Clara (3)
Pennsylvanis (6) over Lafayette (0)
Illinois (5) over DePaul (1)
Purdue (6) over Butler (0)
Chicago (4) over Bradley Tech (2)
Army (6) over V.P.I. (0)
Dartmouth (6) over St. Lawrence (0)
Fordham (6) over Upsala (0) .....
Princeton (6) over Williams (0) . .
Navy (6) over V.M.I.
Alabama (6) over Howard (0)
Southern Methodist (6) over Ariz. (0)

'Washington (5) over Idaho (1)
. * .
Y COMPARISON with my own
dope sheet, I find these selections
pretty nearly in accord.
I don't believe Texas Christian.
Ohio State, Minnesota, Rice, and cer-
tainly not Pennsylvania hold the
margin over their opponents that the
tally leads you to believe.
The boys left me with two nice ties
-Co1orado vs. Missouri and Stan-

-Michigan Daily Photo
Captain Fred Janke, left tackle who hails from Jackson, will lead the
Wolverines today in their attempt to halt the four year win streak of
the Michigan State Spartans.

Don't Forget Kromer
For Michigan don't forget such
figures as Paul Kromer, a talented
sophomore who has battled the tout-
ed Harmon for the left half position
and who is certain to see duty. Krom-
er may fill the hero's role today.
Both teams will undoubtedly take
the air frequently. State's Pingel to
Nelson will be opposed by Michigan's
Harmon, Purucker, Trosko, or Krom-
er lobs to any -of the ends. It seems
certain that John Nicholson, a letter-
man, will be at one flanking post with
senior Dan Smick and Vince Valek
fighting for the other. Junior Valek.
and sophomore Ed Frutig have shown
great adeptness in snagging passes.
Capt. Fred Janke, Crisler's lone ob-
ject of praise thus far, is set at one'
tackle with Bill Smith, 210 pound
junior at the other. Don Siegel and,
Joe Savilla willbe on call.
The guards are Jack Brennan and
Ralph Heikkinen, a blasting, alert
type of guard whose big danger is be-
ing mousetrapped due to his daring
and roving. type of play. Fred Olds
may replace Brennan as a starter.
Kodros Handles Center
Arch Kodros and his barrel chest
will handle the center job with Hor-
ace Tinker on deck.
The backfield is a jumble of talent
with starting honors to be decided
before game time. Two sets of backs
have been used in the drills. Forest
"One Man Gang" Evashevski at quar,
ter, Paul Kromer and- Fred Trosko at
halves, and Ed Phillips at fullback
have comprised one outfit while Jack
Meyer, Tom Harmon, Norm Purucker
and Wally Hook make up the other.
Here's a guess for today. Evasnev-
ski, Kromer, Trosko and Hook to
start with frequent substitutions
from the ranks. The Wolverine back-
field reserves are vast in number with
men like Here Renda, Howard Me-
haffey, Ed Christy, Walter Kitti,
Dave Strong and Lou Levine ready
to step into action.

CHICAGO, Sept. 30.--(P)-The
days of early season "breathers" gen-
erally being a thing of the past in
big time football, the Western Con-
ference tomorrow will swing into a
program of important battles which
ultimately might play a part in de-
ciding both Big Ten and national
In one of the nation's topnotch en-
gagements, powerful Minnesota goes
against stubborn' Nebraska at Minne-
apolis. The Golden Gophers again
are rough for Bernie Bierman's crew,
which probably will be without the
services of Harold Van Every, speedy
back who is suffering with a stomach
ailment. More than 50,000 fans are
expected to see the contest.
Ohio State, rated a strong contend-
er for thie Big Ten title, takes on In-
diana, which has several promising
sophomores who might blast the
Scarlet and Gray hopes. A veteran
line averaging 213 pounds, however,
should make things difficult for the
Hoosier backs all afternoon. A
crowd of 70,000 is anticipated.
Northwestern's Wildcats entertain
Kansas State and are favorites over
the invaders. The Wisconsin Badg-
ers, "darkhorse" in the Big Ten
scramble, take on Marquette Univer-
Coach Mal Elward professed to be
worried as his Purdue Boilermakers
prepared for the Butler game at In-
dianapolis and at Illinois, Coach Bob
Zuppke was hopeful of downing De-
paul University of Chicago to take
the edge off last Saturday's defeat by
Ohio University.
With an all-senior backfield and a
sophomore-reserve line, Chicago en-
counters Bradley Tech.
Bucs' Split Keeps
N. L. Race In Fog
CINCINNATI, Sept. 30.-(jP)--Russ
Bauers, lumberjack from the northt
Wisconsin woods, rescued his Pitts-


burgh Pirate mates from the
precipice of elimination in the


tional League pennant race today
with a four-hit performance that gave

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