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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

chigan Gridders Out To Even Score Against Pennsylvi

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Evashevski's Return To Line-Up
Bolsters Team Strength, Morale

Rainwater, Quaker's Star
Fullback Out Of Fray;
MungerShifts Backs
(Continued from Page 1)
tp his lineup in four places in an
effort to get a quicker charge on the
line and some speed in the pack-,
field, which has been lacking. Jim
Chandler, place-kicking hero of the
Harvard game, replaces Gene Davis
at the blocking back post and sopho-
more Ed Allen replaces Red Stephens
at the wingback. On the forward
wall Jack Cohen will start at tackle
in place of Cliff Engler and Al Brech-
ka will give way to Bob Hunt at left
guard.
Line Averages 200 Pounds
If Michigan thought that Minne-
sota's Gophers were big it had better
fortify itself against the onslaught of
the Quakers. From end to end the
line averages better than 200 pounds.
They have the power but their speed,
or rather the lack of it, is the doubt-
ful quantity.
So it seems thai Michigan will try
to do what it hasn't been able to do
successfully for the last two games-
use its backfield speed around the
flanks. The Touchdown Twins, Tom
Harmon and Paul Kromer, will prob-
ably be trying to outrun the Quaker
line by sweeping the ends.
Reagan Passing Threat
But Pennsylvania has a few threats
of its own. Francis Reagan, junior
triple-threat quarterback, heads the
Quaker array. As a sophomore last
year, Reagan came to Ann Arbor
touted as one of the finest backs in
the East but the powerful Michigan
forward smothered his every attempt
to, run, kick or pass. He was com-
pletely bottled up and one of his kicks
was blocked in the Wolverines' 19-13
victory.
This year, however, he has taken
up the thread where it unraveled
against Michigan last season. Coach
Fritz Crisler says he's as fast as any
back that the Wolverines will see
this. year! In the losing battle against
Penn State he broke away on a kick-
off return for 51 yards. Against
Navy his passes accounted, for a
touchdown and kept his team threat-
ening throughout the game. His"
kicking leaves little to be desired as
he averages 40 yards per try. And
in the last two games it has beer
kicking that has helped turn the
tide against Michigan. Ralph Ehni's
tremendous boots kept the Wolverines
back on their heels in the Illinois
game and Gopher George Franck's
kick which was allowed to roll out

of bounds on the Michigan four-yard
line set Michigan back in the hole.
Michigan Seeks Redemption
Reagan throws many of his passes
to Harlan Gustafson, end and cap-
tain. The big 200-pounder, who com-
bines his weight with agility apd
speed, has been one of the threats in
the Pennsylvania offense which has
been completely stopped only once
this year.
The game will be Michigan's sole
chance to.redeem itself in the eyes
of the Eastern sportswriters who have
watched its descent in national recog-
nition with amazement. And it may
make or break Harmon, Evashevski
and Archie Kodros as all-Americans.
The band, all 130 pieces of it, also
made the trip and will play between
the halves. The Eastern alumni has
made this game a sort of vicarious
homecoming and it will be an oppor-
tunity for the team to redeem itself
in their eyes also.
The probable starting line-ups:

Tom Harmon,
Kodros Rated
All-Americans
Capt. Archie Kodros, Wolverine
center, and halfback Tom Harmon
were both named to Life Magazine's
first team All-America football squad
which was picked by Bill Stern, ace
sports' announcer for the National
Broadcasting Company.
Stern called Kodros one of the
brst line backers in the national
game this season, and Harmon a top
T\anking runner and passer.
Also, on the second team of Stern's
All-American selections was end
Harlan Gustafson of Pennsylvania,
whom the Wolverines wifi face in
this afternoon's encounter. Gustaf-
son is captain of the Quakers, and
on the receiving end of the highly
rated Frank Reagan to Gustafson
passing combination.
The full teams chosen by Bill
Stern are as follows:
First Team
Ken Kavanaush, L.S.U., end; Gil
Duggan, Oklahoma, tackle; Harry
Smith, U.S.C., guard; Archie Kodros,
Michigan, center; Bob Suffridge,
Tennessee, guard; Nick Drahos, Cor-
nell, tackle; Bud Kerr, Notre Dame,
end; George Cafego, Tennessee, back;
Kenny Washington, U.C.L.A., back;
Tom Harmon, Michigan, back; John
Kimnbrough, Texas A&M, back.
Second Team
Harlan Gustafson, Penn., end;
Harry Stella, Army, tackle; Allen
Johnson, Duke, guard; John Haman,
Northwestern, center; Eberle Shultz,
'Oregon State, guard; Joe Boyd, Tex-

H illbillies Meet
Robert 0 w e n
Touch Football Supremacy
To Be Decided Sunday
The Hillbilly A.C. and Robert
Owen, Co-op will meet at 10 a.m.
Sunday morning at Wines Field in
the intramural touch football cham-
pionship game.
Both teams have gone through the]
season unoeaten and untied. The
Hillbillies entered the finals by de-
feating Lloyd House, dormitory
league winners, 25 to 6, while Robert
Owen won from Fletcher Hall 6 to0
to enter the title round.
Three members of Coach Cliff,
Keen's wrestling squad, Bill Combs,
Harold Nichols, and Don Nichols,
are the sparkplugs of the Hillbilly
team. The Hillibillies will have to
stop Arnold Polonsky, who has been
a star offensive threat all year for
Robert Owen. Other Robert Owen
stars include Capt. Ralph Kelly, a
vicious blocker, and Ludvick Mikul-
ich, a fast charging lineman.
The iptramural fraternity speed-
ball championship game will be held
at 8 p.m. Monday at Wines Field.
There will be no admission charge
for either of the championship
games.

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Referee-H. O. Dayhoff, Bucknell.
Umpire, W. G. Crowell, Swarthmore.
Linesman: Joseph McKenney, Boston
College. Field Judge, E. E. Miller,
Penn State. Kickoff, 2 p.m. (EST)..

as A&M, tackle; Ralph Wenzel, Tu
lane, end; "Sweet" Lelanne, N.C
back; Nile Kinnick, Iowa, back
George McAfee, Duke, back; Dic
Cassiano, Pitt, back.
Reserve Backfield
Jack Robinson, U.C.L.A., Hal Mc
Cullough, Cornell, Jack Crain, Texa
and Paul Christman, Missouri.

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Try, .TAgain..
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 17.-We re-
call, and not without more than a
modicum of chagrin, that two weeks
ago we penned a column with a
Champaign dateline wherein we said:
that "not even the most chauvinistic
and inebriated old grad can hope for
an Illini victory today." We learned'
on that forlorn November afternoon
that as long as a football is shaped
spheroidically it can bounce in eith-
er direction.
Michigan-Pennsylvania: Maybe the
pigskin will bounce in a Westerly di-
rection this afternoon. If the Wol-
verines are to belong on the same
field with Ohio State next Saturday
then they need a decisive win today.
We're still on the Michigan band-
wagon. Two decisive beatingsbhave
not shaken us off. So we'll pick this
one, not rationally but with our heart.
The Wolverines can win-but will
they? We hope they'll win by three
touchdowns, think they'll win by two
and will be satsified with just any
old victory.
Northwestern-Notre Dame: Last
week we picked both the Irish and
the Wildcats to whip Iowa and Pur-
due respectively. The scores were
mute evidence of the faithlessness
of both of them. Both lost by a place-
ment kick but Notre Dame's was
only a point after touchdown. That

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means they were less faithless. So
we'll follow them-but not materially.I
Minnesota-Iowa: Two of the best
backs in the Conference will tangle+
when Nile Kinnick and George+
Franck step on the same field. But
the Gopher team we saw last Satur-
day was good enough to whip any
team in the Big Ten. That makes
them good enough to whip Iowa,
which is, unless war censorship has
trespassed on football battles, still
in the Conference.
Ohio State-Illinois: Our heart says
Illinois but our head says Ohio State.
The Buckeye backs are too fast and
their line too big and strong to be
Withstood at' the very gates of the
Conference football palace.The vic-
tory' surge of the' Illini which has
carried them by Michigan and Wis-
consin will have spent itself.
Purdue-Wisconsin: This Purdue
team is a prime example of why you
shouldn't believe what you read ini
the papers. After it gets through los-
ing to everybody in sight except Mich-
igan State, it pops Northwestern on
the nose. Wisconsin had better guard
its proboscs.
Tennessee-Vanderbilt: Won't any-
one volunteer to stop those Vols?
Maybe the Commodores can sink
them but we doubt it. Always a fair
weather friend, we'll like Tennessee
until someone beats them. And then

we'll still like them. Aren't they
lucky?
Oklahoma-Missouri: This one will
decide the Big Six championship as
once-beaten Missouri tries to knock
one-tied Oklahoma from its little
perch. We'll follow the pitching
arm of Paul Christman. The Soon-
ers are favored but it won't be an
upset if the Tigers should claw them.
Michigan State-Indiana: Here's a'
toss-up. Both teams are a little bit
wobbly from constant absorption of
so many beatings. But Indiana still
has Hal Hursh. The Hoosiers are
our selections, Whoosyours?
On the other fronts we'll take De-
troit over Manhattan, Nebraska over
Pitt, Cornell over Dartmouth, Vil-
lanova over Temple, Princeton over
Yale, Oregon State over California,;
UCLA over Santa Clara, Georgia
Tech over Alabama, Oberlin over.
Chicago, Wayne over Buffalo, Texas
over Texas Christian, Holy Cross over
Carnegie Tech and Judy Garland
over the rainbow.

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winners whose names will be an-
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report to Ferry Field Monday at
3:30 p.m. to + have their picture
taken.
Coach Wally Weber.

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