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Notre Dame .... 25
Col. of the Pacific . 7

Harvard ....... 13 Minnesota .
Amherst......... 0 Nebraska

.....13 Illinois ........31 Pittsburgh .... .19 Texas ......... .13
......7 Bradley.........0 Missouri........13 Indiana......... 6

Northwestern . . .40

Colgate .......

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In 21




Varsity Attack
Too Powerful
For Spartans
Michigan's Aerial Defense
Proves Vulnerable; Over
65,000 Witness Battle
(Continued from Page 1)
was highly improved over the brand
he exhibited in California last week-
end. From the line of scrimmage,
Harmon average 37 yards per kick,
whilea bandage-laden but hard-
fighting Paul Kromer, injected into
the Michigan lineup for the first
time since his comeback attempt,
laced the ball over 48 yards of terri-
tory the one time he was sent back
to punt the Wolverines out of dan-
There was more to the Michigan
attack than Harmon, however. Bul-
let Bob Westfall crashed and side-
stepped through the Spartans until
they yelped for help. Capt. Forest
Evashevski viciously plowed open the
way for his running teammates.
Nelson Does Well
Wee Davie Nelson, the blond jun-
ior halfback from Detroit, proved a
highly capable replacement for ail-
ing Norm Call. And in the line, the
Spartans found that they might just
as well try to push the stands away
from the field as drive bull-chested
Al Wistert out of a play.,
In short, the entire Wolverine first
team played a championship brand
of ball until the wealth of State re-
serve material combined with the in-
tense October heat dampened their
spirits. Yes, the seldom-spelled Wol-
verines were a weary crew when the
gun barked forth a truce until next
During the early moments of the
game, the two teams engaged in a
punting duel with Harmon getting
slightly the better of Spartan quar-
terback Bob Sherman. Then with
ten minutes gone, the Hoosier Ham-
mer grabbed one of Sherman's kicks
on his own 45, picked up speed as
he moved to his right and tore down
the sideline till he was hurled out
of bounds on the State 25-yard line.
That's the way it was all day with
Harmon. He had to be shoved out
of the playing field before they could
stop him from moving the ball for-
Westfall Starts March
With the ball on the 25, Michigan
started into action. Westfall on a
spinner charged through center for
nine yards. Harmon carried the ball
once, lost four, but took it again and
Michigan had a first down on the 13.
Three plays failed to gain, and
then Harmon in the tailback spot
took the ball from center, faded to
his left as though attempting to pass
and then streaked down the left
sidelines as the out-maneuvered
State defense stood by in amaze-
ment. It was a 13-yard gallop, and
after Terrible Tom converted, Mich-
igan was out in front, 7-0.

'Bullet Bob' West fall Displays Power

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0 S U Tops Purdue On Last Minute

DAIL Y Field Goal; Minnesota,
COLUMBUS, O., Oct. 5.-(P)-~ other barrier in their challenge for inh
15 Golden-hared golden-toed Chaley 1940 gridiron glory today by defeat- off
Maag, six-foot three-inch tackle, ing Nebraska's potent Cornhuskers, the
booted a field goal with 21 seconds 13 to 7. 19-
to play today as Ohio State, battered A crowd of 41,000 saw Bernie Bier- derb
The Morning After ... and bewildered by fast and fighting man's now thoroughly tested outfit 7-6
T e r g ePurdue, beat the Boilermakers 17 to cut down veteran Nebraska in a land
It's an old story, boys and girls. 14. game which Minnesota could have out'
Michigan teams have had trouble A crowd of 54,556 sat tense as the won by two more touchdowns. Two sity
with their pass defense ever since blond giant plummeted the winning drives stalled around the five-yard
placement between the uprights from line.H
your Uncle Joe courted Aunt Lulu. the 12-yard line and then tossed a Great line play paid off for Minne-
So when it turned up yesterday terrific cheer as they realized the sotar After Nebraska rallied with
we weren't the least surprised, andf Bucks had captured the opener in seven points in the third period, the A
strange as it seems, the least wor- defense of their Western Conference Gopher forwards broke the hearts of fou
ried. Against California, the Wol- football championship, the Cornhusker fans by stopping out
verines had punting trouble. That Ohio. outweighing Purdue by about Nebraska's final comeback bid with day
was cleared up this week, and thenr 15 pounds per man, was a prohibi- losses of eight and seven yards on cro
something else goes wrong. tefavorte butcte Boie e two successive plays. resu
This game yesterday bore a strik- refused to concede anything-evenAnother bright spot for Minnesota Don
ing resemblance to the Spartan-Mi- after Ohio led 14-0 at the half, was the play of sophomore Bill Da- ley
chign batle f ayearago.You Biding their time, the Boilermakers ley, whose running talent was re-bu
chigan battle of a year ago. You took the third period kickoff and ewoernig aetwsr-burl
might remember that the Wolverines drove 72 yards for a touchdown mindful of the swift George Franck She
scored 26 points during the first half fullback John Petty plunging ove Franck again started with his twist- ing
of tat ffar, nd henwen toslep fllbck ohnPety pungng vering, driving dashes, particularly in in
of that affair, and then went to sleep from the one-yard line. They came the first half when the Gophers got per
in the last half as the Spartans- right back in the fourth period to a seven-point lead. But Daley sprint- c
through superior passing-rolled up knot the count with a 51-yard march ed half the length of the field to C
two touchdowns. Frankly, in both which ended with substitute fullback make possible the Gopher's opening l
cases you can blame capable replace- Bill Buffington going over, score. Cul
ments on the last half phenomena. Maag, who last year booted the inl
State has had them on both occ-a field goal that gave Ohio a 23-20 in t
sions, while Michigan hasn't. That win over Minnesota, settled the issue Wildcats, Badgers T
certainly was evident yesterday when after a fumble on the Purdue 15 in Are Victorious c.edi
the weary Wolverines started their the waning minutes cost Ohio State cisi
fumbling brigade late in the game. one scoring chance. Northwestern University's Wild- tuc
At Onv rate -hack to the3 ass de- cats, paced by blond Bill DeCorre- scor

Vols Win
intersectional games. Pitt's power
set Paul Christman's passes and
Panthers turned back Missoui'i.
13. Princeton, holding off Van-
bilt's strong closing thrust, won
, while Penn romped at Mary-
d's expense, 51-0. Navy worked
a 14-0 verdict over the Univer-
of Cincinnati.


Def eats

Bob Westfall, stocky Wolverine fullback, showed one and all yes-
terday that he is looking forward to a great season as he bulleted and
blasted his way through the strong Michigan State line. Carrying the
ball on spinner plays and straight line plunges, he repeatedly smashed
over center and guard-to rip off long Michigan gains.

stumbling Harvard football team
rnd itself in the last half and eked
a 13-0 victory over Amherst to-
before a 15-000 opening day
wd. The first Harvard touchdown
ulted from a 22-yard pass from
n McNicol to Don Forte and Char-
Spreyer registered the other by
king a yard after snapper back
eldon Dietz got the Crimson roll-
again by intercepting a pass deep
Amherst territory in the final
ornell, unbeaten a year ago, dealt
gate an unmerciful 34-0 beating
its first 1940 start with Hal Mc-
lough's passing a major factor
he rout.
Pulane's disorganized forces drop-
a Southeastern Conference de-
on to Auburn, 20-14, while Ken-
ky and Georgia rolled up big
tes over Southern Conference
s. Kentucky whipped Washington
Lee, 47-12, and Georgia walloped
th Carolina, 33-2.
'exas Christian hung up a 20-0
nt on Arkansas in a Southwest
nference duel, whie Texas Aggies
Southern Methodist, picked to
tie for the championship, won
r non-conference rivals.
n the Far West, Oregon State and
ithern California played to a
Leless draw although the Trojans
ost pushed over a touchdown in
closing minutes of play. Stan-
d ,continuing its fine showing un-
Clark Shaughnessy, 'defeated
gon, 13-0. California, routed by
higan a week ago, showed a sur-
sing reversal of form in beating
Mary's Gaels, 9-6.

Sherman's bad punt which sailed
sideways out of bounds on the State
22-yard line set up Michigan's sec-
ond scoring play. Westfall followed
it with a 13-yard crash over the
numbeid State line. Harmon got
nine more off right tackle, and then
passed to halfback Bob Kresja who
moved the ball down to the four.
Westfall gained two, and then Har-
mon moved into pay dirt after a
delayed line slash. His conversion
was again successful.
State Srtikes Back
But Michigan State was not long
in striking back. In just 40 seconds
it had a touchdown. Spartan end
Lew Smiley streaked to the left of
Kresja to pull in Wy Davis' brilliant
pas son Michigan's 37, and on the
next play halfback Walt Pawlowski
scampered past I'Tesja again to grab
Davis' heave on the two and fall
over. Substitute quarterback Maro
Miller made the kick good and the
score at halftime was 14-7.
As the second half got under way,
Michigan came out fighting, piled
up three first downs and fumbled to
end the threat. But after an ex-
change of punts, Harmon, Westfall
and Nelson alternated in carrying
the ball to the State nine from where
Harmon carried three would-be
Spartan tacklers around left end for
the final Wolverine tally.
Blame it on the heat or blame it
on the lead, but Michigan turned
sloppy at this point and were set
back for every penalty in the books.
Finally with but three minutes left,

Dick Kieppe, a Spartan backfield sub.
went to work on the passing. He shot
one to Smiley that missed connec-
tions, but when Kromer ran hip
first into the Spartan end, inter-
ference was called at midfield. Ki-
eppe then faded back and shot a
low toss, apparently hitting the
ground, that Pawlowski scooped up
on the 25 anA sprinted ahead of Kro-
mer to the goal. Pawlowski con-
verted and the scoring was over.
And in less than three minutes,
so was the game.
Harvard Next .. .

Michigan State



0 7-14
7 0--21

Wy Davis LH
Pawlowski RH
Amon FB
Score By Periods
Micigan State .... .0 7
Michigan..........7 7
Michigan State scoring :

lt ly U, I U U 1CpubU
fense. You can blame yesterday's
slip-ups on one or two factors. Either
the line wasn't charging the passer
fast enough, or else the Wolverine
backs are at fault. Frankly, we aren't
placing the blame on the line. We
were convinced throughout the dayc
that Michigan's line is all we can
ask for. From end to end, we were
Therefore, we are inclined to
think that after a few drills dur-
ing the week, men like Kresja . . .
green at staying with the fleet
ends who drift back to flag in
speeding pigskins ... will get onto
the idea, and all will be cleared up.
Don't worry yourselves about this
flaw in the Michigan attack. It's
the kind of thing that practice can
Two scouts from Harvard dropped
into the dressing room after the game'
to say hello to Crisler . . . Said one,
"Maybe you can overwork Harmon
during the practices this week and
get him injured."
"Dont' worry," said Crisler, "we
keep Tom in a cage until game time."
We liked the sight of seeing the
old Touchdown Twins back in the
lineup. It was Paul Kromer who
led Michigan to its first victory
over State in five years. He scored
both touchdowns in the 14-0 affair
two years back. Last year in the
Spartan battle, he received that
fateful knee injury.
You've got to give the kid credit
for this comeback. One knee went
bad. He was forced to quit. It healed.
He came back. The other knee went
bad. Two weeks later, he still plays
ball . . . with his legs taped from
top to bottom.
They tell us that Ralph Young,
State athletic director, was under the
impression that the Kieppe to Paw-
lowski pass good for State's last score,
had touched the ground.
The refs evidently believed other-
wise. Although, frankly, we felt that
in baseball, that sort of ball would
require a throw to first. What's the
difference though.
We won anyway.
T E RMS! ~

Gophers Turn Back
Nebraska, 13-7
-The Tennessee Vols' grid prestige,
punctured in the 1940 Rose Bowl
game, was patched and umped up
skin tight today with a sparkling
13 to 0 victory over "one of the best
football teams in Duke history."
Forty-two thousand sun-saturated
fans who overflowed Shield-Watkins
Stadium sat thrilled and amazed as
Coach Bob Neyland's team, forsak-
ing for the first time the solid old
Army game, ran the legs from under
the Blue Devils with a tricky new
shift, some fancy ball juggling and
more passing than Vol fans have
seen in a long time.
The scoring was confined to the
second quarter, a pass good for 33
yards to Al Hust accounting for the
first points, and a plunge by Bob
Foxx following a blocked punt net-
ting the second touchdown, but that
doesn't tell the story of the way the
Vols swarmed over the bedeviled Blue
Only once did Duke invade Ten-
nessee territory. The remainder of
the time the Blue Devils were rock-
ing back on their heels.
Tennessee Trounces
Blue Devils, 13--0
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 5. -(P)-
Minnesota's Gophers smashed an-

vont and Don Clawson, turned the
Syracuse Homecoming Day into vis-
itors' day by burying the Orange
under a 40-0 score in Archbold Sta-
dium. A crowd of 25,000 saw the Big
Ten team's junior halfbacks score
two touchdowns apiece.
Wisconsin made it a great day for
the Western Conference by trounc-
ing Marquette, 33-19, but Indiana's
Hoosiers found Texas more than it
could handle and the Longhorns
punched out a 13-7 decision. Notre
Dame opened its season against A. A.
Stagg's College of Pacific outfit and
won a routine 25-7 victory, spotting
the visitors an early touchdown.
Despite Syracuse's rout and a 19-14
setback clever Virginia administered
to Yale, the East did pretty well

Statistics of Michigan


First downs .................................... 5
Yards gained rushing (net) ..................:..49
Forward passes attempted ...................... 12
Forward passes completed ......................5
Yards gained by forward passing ...............149
Yards lost attempting forward passes.............15
Forward passes intercepted by .................. 3
Yards gained running back intercepted passes .... 3
Punting average (from scrimmage) .............36
Total yards, all kicks returned ..................149
Opponent's fumbles recovered ..................1
Yards lost by penalties ........................ 40

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downs, Pawlowski 2; points after
touchdown, Herman and Pawlowski
Michigan scoring: Touchdowns,
Harmon 3; points after touchdown,
Harmon 3 (placekicks).
Substitutions: Michigan State -
Ends, McRae, Friendlund; tackles,
Swarthe, Johnson; guards, Abdo,
Kutchins; centers, Arena, Kennedy;
quarterbacks, Wilford Davis, Miller;
halfbacks, Ball, Kieppe; fullbacks,
Ripmaster, Beardsell, Eckel. Michi-
gan-Ends, Fraumann, Czak; tackles
Butler, Flora; guards, Kolesar, Mel-
zow; center, Kennedy; quarterback,
Ceithaml; halfbacks, Krejsa, Kro-
mer; fullback, Lockhard.
Dave Manning Wins
Frosh Swim Titles
Dave Manning won three of four
events Thursday to capture most of
the honors in the Orientation Week
swimming finals in the Sports Build-
ing pool.
Manning bettered the best quali-
fying times in every race as he placed
first in the free style and back stroke
sprints and the 100-yard free style.
The other first place went to Paul
Newman, who led the field in the 50-
yard breast stroke.
Manning's time of :25.5 in the 50-
yard free style was .6 seconds faster
time, while he clipped :1.2 off the
than his own leading qualifying
time, while he clipped :1.2 off the
best previous standard in the back
stroke when he finished in :3 1.1. His
clocking in the 100 was 1:04.2, which
bettered Karl Reed's 1:06 in the pre-
liminaries. Newman did the 50-yard
breast stroke in :32.2, .2 seconds bet-
ter than his own time last week.


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