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November 23, 1939 - Image 7

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olverine Fotbal Squad Keyed For Battle With Ru

ekey e

Work Of Second String Line men
Impresses Coach Fritz Crisler


Riggs, Leading
Net Amateur,
Will Play Here


Now Or Never One-Man-Gang, on the other b

Trosko Holds Edge Over
Kromer F o r Starting"
Post At Left Halfback
The manner in which a weary but
high spirited Wolverine squad sailed
into the tackling dummies at the
conclusion of another practice ses-
sion yesterday afternoon must have
warmed Coach Fritz Crisler's heart
and it left no doubt that Michigan
Saturday will be a team that expects
to win, underdog or no underdog.
Team spirit is at the highest pitch
of the year, and if Crisler can keep
the Wolverines in this frame of mind
right up to the opening kick-off
against the Ohio State Buckeyes,
Michigan fans are going to see a
great team in action-a greater team
than the one which nonchalantly
walked off with four in arow at the
beginning of the season.
Squad In Fighting Mood
Every man on the squad was shout-
ing words of encouragement to his
teammates. Tom Harmon, when Bob
Flora stopped an Ohio State play
We have a lot for which
to be thankful..-
We hope you do too!

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cold, yelled: "That's the way to stop
those Buckeyes, Flop!" In the, signal
drill, Freddie Trosko's shrill voice
could be heard shouting ''Over that#
Buckeye line, gang!" when the boyst
neared one end of the field. That's1
the kind of a team Coach Francis
Schmidt will see Saturday-a Michi-'
gan team that can and will fight to
the finish.
Particularly impressive yesterday
was the work of Crisler's second line
in a scrimmage against Ohio plays of
all kinds and descriptions. Tackles
Bob Flora and Reuben Kelto stood
out in this department and indica-
tions are that each will do plenty of
relief work for Joe Savilla and Bill
Evashevski, Sukup Block Well
Crisler also sent his charges
through a stiff blocking drill and the
manner in which Forest Evashevski
cut down tacklers in the secondary.
as of old was heartening to the en-
tire squad. Milo Sukup also was ef-
fective in downfield blocking, with
Tom Harmon, Freddie Trosko and
Here Renda showing the most speed
in following the rotund Muskegon
Heights guard down the field.
Harmon's short passes were deadly
yesterday, with long John Nicholson
and Ed Czak hauling them in and
showing speed in the getaway. Czak's
work in particular has shown steady,
improvement, especially in pass-re-
ceiving, and'it is probable that he
will get the nod Saturday over Joe
Trosko On First Team
Paul Kromer -was not used in the.
defensive workout against the Buck-
eye plays, but alternated with Fred
Trosko in the blocking drill. Trosko,
however, has the edge over the Lorain,
Ohio speedster at the present time for
the left half berth.
For five members of the probable
startnig line-up Saturday, the game
will mark the conclusion of their
collegiate grid careers, Captain and
center Archie ,Kodros,- end John
Nicholson, tacklesRoland "Joe" Sa-
villa and Bill Smith, and halfback
Freddie . Trosko will all be playing{
their last college game, as will reserve
backs Herc Rendsa and Dave Strong,
guards, Fred Olds, -Art 'Bennett and;
Forrest Jordan, tackle Dennis Kuhn,


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Bobby Riggs, the world's ranking
amateur tennis player who won both
the Wimbledon and American singles
titles this past season, will play an
exhibition match at the I-M indoor
court Nov. 28.
Coach Leroy Weirthas arranged
this match in order to build up in-'
terest in tennis on the Michigan cam-
pus, and an admission. will not be
charged for the per ormance.
Riggs will meet Tokey - Hansen of
Detroit in the feature match, and
following this Riggs will team up
with Capt. Sam Durst of the varsity
to play Hansen and Jim Tobin, num-
ber one man on the Wolverine squad.
The winner of the Riggs and Han-
sen match will be decided on the basis
of the best two out of three sets. Riggs
will probably also give a demonstra-
tion of some of the finer points about
tennis playing.
Alaskans To Hold
First Bowl Game
JUNEAU, Alaska, Nov. 22.-(P)-
Getting a 38-day jump on their near-
est competitors, the first "Bowl" game
of the present football season will be
played here tomorrow.
It's the "Gold Bowl" game between
the Alaska Sourdoughs and the Bar-
anof Bears. The contest has aroused
so much interest that ministers are
holding their Thanksgiving services
early so churchgoers can join the ex-
pected crowd of 2,000.
The natives, whose only glimpse of
football has been in the newsreels,
were wagering on the Sourdoughs in
Alaska's only Thanksgiving day game
in history.
New Haven 6, Cleveland 3.
Springfield 2, Pittsburg 0
center Horace Tinker and end Paul
Crisler plans to introduce some
new plays in a short practice session
early this afternoon..


rhas been injured. He didn't play in,
When Michigan's football team runs the Minnesota game at all, and for
out on the field in its last contest of all ekcept two minutes of the Illinois
the 1939 season more things will be game he was severely handicapped
about to happen than the staging of by an injured leg. Whoever shines

NEW YORAK, Nov. 22.-RP)-Four (pass receiving record on the books.
new individual National Professional It took Davey O'Brien some time
Football League records have been to get going, but once he started
written into the books as a result of there was no holding him and his
last Sunday's games, making it the pitching. Sunday, he completed 21
sixthstraight week in which old loop passes to break the record of 19
marks were surpassed. which he set only a week previously.
Don Hutson, Green Bay's classy
end, accounted for two of the new
marks, and a pair of backs, "Anvil
Andy" Farkas of Washington and
"Li' Davey" O'Brien of P h pia,ne
shattered one each.

a mere contest between Ohio State;
and the Wolverines.
1. It will be Michigan's last
chance to salvage something from
what has been a miserable sea-
son. We need not go into the
history of why it was miserable.
The lone bright spot was the 27-
7 shallacking it handed Iowa's
surprising Hawkeves. If the Wol-
verines can come back to dopple
the Buckeyes from th:ir lofty
perch in the Big Ten champion-
ship tree, a lot can be forgiven.
2. For the first time this year,
[Michigan will go into the game as
decided underdogs. Michigan State,
Iowa, Chicago, Yale, Illinois, Minne-
sota and Pennsylvania were con-a
ceded to be weaker. Illinois and
Minnesota treated the Wolverine
football concessions much as Japan
treated English trade concessions in
China. They repudiated them. But
now, in this last game, Ohio is the
favorite. It's a nice spot for an up-
3. This is.the last chance for
Coach Herbert Orrin (Fritz) Cris-
ler to open up his offense, Not
once this year has there been an
occasion for a sustained and ver-
satile attack. Against Yale Har-
mon went 58 yards to score on a
deep, naked reverse. Against
Iowa, two scoring plays were set
up by tricky pass plays. But
against the Spartans and Chi-
cago nothing spectacular was
used. Against Illinois and Minne-
sota, the Wolverines never hada
chance to open up. And in the
Pennsylvania game it would have
been silly to use razzle-dazzle
with the Wolverines ahead for
most of the game. This is Michi-
gan's chance to show its offense.
4. There will be a dual between
Forest Evashevski and Don Scott forl
all-Conference quarterback. Scott, a
converted halfback, has the edge thus
far over Evie, the incumbent. The
Buckeye flash is more spectacular.
He runs, kicks, passes and plays a
whale of a defensive game. He isj
second in Conference scoring. The -


at the stadium Saturday will get the
5. It is Tom Harmon's chance
to clinch an all-American berth.
i it weren't for the fact that
there is a disinclination to pick
two men from the same section
of the country, the Hoosier
Hammer would be in. But Nile
Kinnick of Iowa and he are the
two top halfbacks in the country
and Kinnick is also from the
Big Ten. The Heisman Trophy
for the outstanding player of the
year will also be at stake as early
returns show that Kinnick and
Harmon are running neck and
neck for the award.
6. Archie Kodros gets his last fling
for all-Conference and all-American
honors and Milo Sukup and Bill Nos-
ker of Ohio stage a battle for Big
Ten guard positions.
It'll be a full day as a near-capaci-
ty crowd watches the disappoint-
ment of the season and one of its
Yesterday we posed some questions
for the digestion of the campus and
left only the first, and the hardest,
unanswered. We'll repeat the ques-
tion and give the answer.
1. Michigan kicks off to Ohio State
and the ball, without touching a hos-
tile hand, rolls into the Ohio State
end zone. Evashevski, who claims
he's the first man down (on the
ground?) after a kick-off, falls on
the ball but it pops out of his hands:
and rolls thru the end zone and out
of the field of play. What is the
Ans. There are two possible
interpretations varying accord-
ing to the light in which the of-
ficials see the play. If they rule
that Evie had complete and per-
manent possession of the ball be-
fore it rolled out of his hands
then it is a touchdown because
any kick-off is a free ball But
however, if they rulethat it was
only a temporary possession,,,it
is called a touchback and the
ball goes to Ohio State on its own
20-yard line, first and ten.





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W olverine kacle iop' Flora
Loves' To" Cook, Hates Coeds

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Most people would get the wrong
picture of someone who 'loves' to
cook, hates coeds, and likes to knock
men over, so we'll correct any false
impression at once by telling you
that Robert "Flop" Flora weighs 210
pounds, and is one of the toughest
men on Michigan's football squad.
Not very much has been heard this
year about the kid brother of the
Wolverine all-American end of a
few years ago, "Flop" Flora, the
'first, but the Muskegon junior has
been grinding away daily, trying to
pick up some speed to go' with his
weight and natural football instinct.
"Now," says line coach Clarence
Munn, "he's really coming along and
beginning to play ball."
And, it would be easy to find that
out by just looking at the lineups
of the past two or three Michigan
games. Flop has played more and
more ,every game, and. has worked
himself up to the position of first-
string reserve tackle, at which posi-
tion he'll see plenty of action against
the Buckeyes this Saturday after-
noon. Last year, Flop decided to stay

out of action and be content with
just practicing a whole year, for'
he's taking a five-year course, and
would still have three years to play.
The origin of the cooking ability
is lost 'in the dim haze of the past,
but his being allergic to coeds might
be a hangover from his summer
duties as a night watchman. "Maybe
I never got to appreciate women,"
Flop admitted. "Maybe, I could be
convinced otherwise." Maybe.
But his liking to knock men over
comes in the family. With his broth-
er's record testifying to the football
ability inherent in the Flora family,
there's no trouble at all seeing why
that comes first in the list of his
likes. Flop belongs to the school of
players which knocks 'em down
hard for the sheer pleasure of knock-
ing 'em down, and that's the kind of
men that make a great team.
So, when you start picking out your
next year's tackles, don't, forget to
leave a spot for the big boy from
Muskegon, and leave a big spot, for
if his play continues as it has been,
he'll be playing a major role in the
Michigan line.

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