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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

S PORTFOLO
* Northwestern Wites
0 Waldorf Disappointed
By HAL WILSON
Daily Sports Editor
By JACK SUNDINE
(Jack Sundine, sports editor of the
Daily Northwestern, and I exchanged
guest columns today. Here are pre-
sented views on today's game from the
Northwestern angle.)
When Michigan and Northwestern
meet at Evanston today it will be to
decide which of the two is to be the
challenger apparent for Minnesota's
Western Conference crown.
It has been generally conceded by
football critics that if any team is to
inherit the championship this fall,
it will be either Northwestern or
Michigan. Ohio State or Indiana may
have an outside chance, but it ap-
pears unlikely.
Northwestern's Head Coach Lynn
Waldorf has been very disappointed
with the performance of his team
in the first two games against
Kansas State and Wisconsin, al-
though the Wildcats defeated both
teams badly. Motion pictures of
the Wisconsin game confirmed ear-
ly fears of a weak line, said Wal-
dorf.
In view of the disappointing per-
formances, especially in the line,
Waldorf revamped the better part of
his team Tuesday. Against Michigan
he plans to start two new ends, 'a
new tackle, a new center and two
new guards. A drastic change in the
backfield removed Capt. Tuffy
Chambers from the starting lineup,
replacing him with Ike Kepford at
right half.
Against Michigan, Waldorf expects
his Wildcats to meet "one of the best
lines in the business," nearly the
same line which yielded so very few
points last year. The head coach also
pointed out that in the last 178 out
of a possible 180 minutes of football
this year, the Michigan line has held
opponents scoreless.
However weak Northwestern's
line might be, its backfield is re-
ported to be one of the best bal-
anced in the Conference. No one
man is. outstanding unless it would
be Bill deCorrevont, and each posi-
tion is three-deep with players of
approximately equal ability.
In the Wisconsin game, North-
western's backfield had to carry most
of the contest. On defense the sec-
ondary had to make most of the
tackles, and on offense, the running
combinations were often unassisted
in clearing the way for the ball car-
rier.
Wildcat backs who will be particu-
larly valuable today are deCorrevont
and/ Otto Graham, left halfbacks;
Captain Chambers and Kepford,
right halfbacks; Benson and Claw-
son, fullbacks; and Kruger and rd-
litz, quarterbacks.
Northwestern's surprise package
of the year is fast, rugged Otto
Graham, 19-year-old sophmore
sensation, who leads individual
'scoring in the Western Conference
at present. Otto is pressing de-
Correvont for his position a little
too close for Bill's comfort, for the
sophomore has shown up extreme-
ly well in the first two games.
The coaching staff is very sure of
one thing: The Wildcats are, going
to have a tough time of it today. It
will be a good backfield against a
good line and nearly as good a back-
field.

Northwestern players plan to bear
in mind the 20 to 13 defeat handed
them last year at Ann Arbor, so
from that point of view there will, be
no overconfidence. But the team
that wins may be the one which will
unseat the Giants of the 'North.

nes, Wildeats Ta
Purple Backfield Power
Will Test Michigan Line
Unbeaten Elevens To. Match Sophomore
Halfback Aces, Kuzma And Graham

agle In Day's Feature Grid Battle

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past two seasons, is now rounding
into the best playing shape of his
career. 'He tossed a touchdown pass'
in last year's 20-13 Michigan game
which was taken by the Wolverines,
and in the Wildcats' two games of

erated 40 points against the hapless
Pitt 'defense last week, will be
strengthened tomorrow by the pres-
ence of sophomore Paul White, who
performed very well in the State,
game at wingback until he was in-
jured. A good left-handed passer,
White will share wingback duties
with veteran Tippy Lockard.'*
At the tailback slot another sopho-
more, Tommy Kuzma, is again the
likely starter. With five touchdowns
to his credit, this 204-pound power-
house niay quite possibly steal Gra-
ham's thunder as the best soph on
the field tomorrow. And it's certain
that his punting skill which has fea-
tured the Wolverines' first three
games will be an instrumental factor
against the Cats.
Robinson Primed For Duty
Back of Kuzma, but not far behind,
are tailbacks Davie Nelson and Don
Robinson. Nelson, Michigan's lead-
ing ground-gainer, is a scintillating
open-field runner, whom Crisler uses
for certain spots. Robinson, many
sideline observers feel, has been saved
by Crisler for just such an oppor-
tunity as tomorrow's clash affords.
A fine passer, Robby very feasibly will
be a surprise performer.
At fullback, of course, is Capt. Bob
Westfall, the nation's fourth leading
grond gainer last year, and a tower
of strength on both offense and de-
fense. Westy's spinning will play

Broncos Meet
Michigan tate
In Coast Game
Titans Clash With Aggies;
Minnesota, Notre Dame
To Have Little Difficulty
Broncos vs. Spartans
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17.-(P)--
Santa Clara, only undefeated, untied
major football team in the Far West,
swings into the inter-sectional phase
of the game tomorrow in a meeting
with Michigan State.
The Broncos last week whipped
University of California 13 to 0, but
the overwhelming odds established
for them against tlie visitors from
the Middle West were a source of un-
easiness for Coach L. T. "Buck" Shaw.
Titans vs. Aggies
STILLWATER, Okla., Oct. 17.-(AP)
-Coach Jim Lookabaugh glanced
skyward tonight as a week-long rain
drizzled on and figured it was a bad
deal for his Oklahoma Aggies, who
open their home football season to-
morrow against Detroit University.
This will slow the Cowboys' newly-
acquired aerial attack. But it will
also cramp the style of Coach Gus
Dorais' pass snagging end, Howard
Keating, who leads the nation to date
with 14 catches for a total of 168
yards.
Gophers vs. Panthers
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 18.-(?IR--In
a game rated as just a good workout
for Minneota, Pittsburgh's puny
Panthers meet the Golden Gophers
tomorrow.
Coach Bernie Bierman, alert for
unexpected Panther strength despite
their 40 to 0 licking by Michigan last
week, hopes for further training of
his reserves.
Irish vs. Tartans
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 17.-()-It's
homecoming day for old grads of Car-
negie Tech tomorrow, and from all'
appearances it will be one of their
saddest, the heavy odds being that
undefeated Notre Dame will flatten
the deemphasized and injury-ridden
Tartans like a pancake.
U.S. Army Strengthened-
Joe Louis Placed In lA
CHICAGO, Oct. 17.--')-Heavy-
weight Champion Joe Louis, who was
examined earlier this week by draft
board physicians, was placed tonight
in Class IA, subject to immediate
military service.
Chairman I. O. Fentress of Local
Selective Service Board No. 84 an-
nounced the titleholder's classifica-
tion and said Louis probably would
be inducted into the Army by next
month.
much of Michigan's attack will be
directed at the weak side. The first
is Af Bauman.

May Be Vital Factor In Today
i 0--

's Tilt

By BOB STAHL
With sports writers all over this
broad terrain of ours polishing up
their brightest superlatives this week
to use in writing about the "spectacle
of the ages," the Michigan-North-
western game today, one little fac-
tor seems to have been forgotten by
most of them amid the general tur-
moil and confusion which accompany
preparation for the outstanding
game of the week.
May Decide Game
And it is just this, one little factor
which may well decide the outcome of
the game and perhaps the Big 'Ten
title quest. What we are talking
about, in case you haven't guessed
it so far, is that little paragraph in
the football rule book which states,
perhaps not in so many words, that
a team after making a touchdown
must try for an extra point after the
touchdown by means of either a run-
ning, passing, or kicking play, said
play to start from the two-yard line
in front of the goal posts.
Well do we remember, and squirm
with anguish as each twinge of mem-
ory permeates through our cranium,

the time, way back in 1940,Gwhen initely is not a good enough average
Michigan Was battling the Golden to place against that of the North-
Gophers up at Minneapolis. As the western squad.
result of a very lucky break, Bruce
Smith, the fleet-footed Gopher back, For Lynn Waldorf has come up
was able to slosh his way through with a magic-toed place-kicker in
mud, wet turf, and sundry members Dick Erdlitz, a boy who has so con-
of the Wolverine squad for well over sistently booted the point-after-
80 yards and a subsequent touch- touchdown that Northwestern's op-
down. ponents so far this year thought the
Michigan. too, had a touchdown air was grpoved from the ground to
in that game of games. There is a the goal-posts. In last week's 41-14
feecin tha msTe sorevictory over Wisconsin, Erdlitz made
one-point differe wnteore' five straight conversions, a record
however, which somehow favors Min- which is much better than any Mich-
nesota. For little Joe Mernik, the boy i hrismacanbsptrtn
who must have been born with a igan gridman can sport.
silver spoon in his football shoes, suc- Can Use Erdlitz Freely
cessfully place-kicked the extra point With the new unlimited substitu-
after touchdown. And with Michi- tions rule, Waldorf can use his' boy
gan's attempted conversion going Erdlitz whenever he wants to, put-
wide of its mark, by some quirk of ting him in the game only to kick
fate, the"Gophers took the game. 7-6, the extra point after touchdown.
took the Big Ten title, the mythical And since most of the grid experts
national title, and the soul out of have agreed that the coiparative
every loyal Wolverine fan. strength of the Michigan and North-
Extra Point Troubles Varsity western teams are just about equal,
All this Just because Joe Mernik it begins to appear as though much
was able to place-kick that fatal may depend on this little point-af-
extra point. ter-touchdown matter.
This year also the Wolverines seem All of which just goes to prove that
to have been experiencing some trou- the aforementioned sportswriters
ble with that pesky point-after- have been quite correct in naming the
touchdown. In three games so far, forthcoming tilt between the Wol-
Michigan players have split the up- verines and Northwestern the "game
rights five out of 10 attempts for of the week." It really is beginning
an even .500 average. And that def- to shape up as quite a battle.

Northwestern

's

Silver-Toed Erdlitz

The Grid Experts Are In Evanston -So Somebody Had To Pick 'Em

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CAPT. BOB WESTFALL

the current campaign has already
scored 'four touchdowns.

But even as deCorrevont is sen-
sational, so is Graham said to be
better. Only a sophomore, this speed-
ster exe'cuted all the triple-threat
skills with brilliant poise and already
has racked up 'five touchdowns in
collegiate competition.
Michigan Holds Line Edge,,.
In front of these top-flight backs
Northwestern has a sound line, but
not an outstanding one, according
to expert observers. In the Wisconsin
game the Wildcat secondary repeat-
edly was forced to come up fast to
spill Cardinal runners after they had
broken through the Cat forward wall.
And it is here that Michigan holds
a'n edge over their %tomorrow's hosts.
For the Wolverines have what ldoks
to be one of the nation's best forward
walls. It has paced the Maize and
Blue to wins over Michigan State,
Iowa and Pittsburgh, giving up only
270 yards of ground and a lone touch-
down.
Heightening the game's interest
will be an individual line duel be-
tween Michigan's Al Wistert and
Northwestern's bruising Alf Bauman,
two of the best tackles'in collegiate
football. The better of te two on
the field tomorrow is an almost cer-
tain choicefor All-American laurels.
More Than Wistert
But Wistert is just one of the cogs
in the Wolverine forward wall. Pair-
ing with big Al at tackle is less sen-
sational but almost equally good,
Rube Kelto, senior veteran. At guards
Goach Fritz Crisler has four very
capable'performers, all of whom will
see very much action, Bob Kolesar,
Merv Pregulman, Julie Franks and
Bill Melzow. The pivot post is man-
ned to near-perfection by Bob Ingalls
and Ted Kennedy.
Regular flankmen ever since the
start of the season, seniors Joe Rogers
and Harlin Fraumann will again start
at the end posts, which are extremely
vital against the Wildcat type of of-
fense which employs frequent wide
end sweeps. In reserve are Jack Kar-
wales, Rudy Smeja and Phil Sharpe.
Michigan's backfield, which gen-

Dick Simon
GAME Tennis Expert
Michigan-Northwestern Michigan
Mich. State-Santa Clara,.. Santa Clara
Alabama-Tennessee...... ..Tennesseef
Texas-Arkansas ........... Texas
Yale-Army .................Yale
California-Oregon......... Oregon
Washington -UC.L.A. .......Washington
Notre Dame-Carnegie Tech.- Notre Dame
Columbia-Georgia. .......Columbia
Duke-Colgate ............. Duke
Navy-Cornell............. ..Navy
Dartmouth-Harvard ...... Harvard
Nebraska-Indiana..........Nebraska
Iowa-Wisconsin............Iowa
Minnesota-Pittsburgh .....Minnesota
Ohio Stat-Purdue .........Ohio State
Tulane-North Carolina .... Tulane
Princeton-Pennsylvania ... Penn
Holy Cross-Mississippi...... Mississippi
Illinois-Drake .......... ...Illinois

Bud Hendel
Night Editor
Michigan
Mich. State
Alabama
Texas
Yale
California
Washington
Notre Dame
Georgia
Duke
Navy
Dartmouth
Nebraska
Iowa
Minnesota,
Ohio State
Tulane
Penn
Mississippi
Illinois

Mike Dann Barb DeFries
Baseball Exp. Fashion Exp.

Michigan
Santa Clara
Tennessee
Texas
Army
Oregon
Washington
Notre Dame
Georgia
Dpke
Navy
Dartmouth
Nebraska'
Iowa
Minnesota
Ohio State
Tulane
Penn
Mississippi
Illinois

Michigan
Santa Clara
Alabama
Texas
Army
California
U.C.L.A.
Notre Dame
Columbia
Duke
Navy
Dartmouth
Indiana
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Ohio State
Tulane
Penn
Mississippi
Drake

Kay Ruddy
Town Crier
Michigan
Santa Clara
Alabama'
Arkansas
Army
California
U.C.L.A.
Notre Dame
Columbia
Duke
Cornell
Dartmouth
Nebraska
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Ohio State
Tulane
Princeton
Mississippi
Illinois

Consensus
Michigan
Santa Clara
Alabama
Texas
Army
California
Washington
Notre Dame
Columbia
Duke
Navy
Dartmouth
Nebraska
Iowa
Minnesota
Ohio State
Tulane
Penn
Mississippi
Illinois

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CAPT. TUFFY CHAMBERS
an integral part in the intricate, de-
ceptive attack which many observers
feel Crisler is going to unleash against
the Wildcats. Big George Ceithaml,
rugged field general, will again
handle the quarterback duties.
Injuries Take Key Man
Both elevens have lost one val-
uable player through injuries. Mich-
igan's second string quarter, Elmer
Madar, incurred a shoulder hurt, and
will remain on the sidelines although
he made the trip with the team.
Northwestern's loss is 230-pound Leon
Cook, veteran right tackle, which
weakens considerably the right side
of the Wildcat forward wall.
This is the second reason that

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Wildcat Fullback Don Clawson
Ranks Higli Among Grid Stars

By DICK SIMON
One of the positions Lynn Waldorf,
Northwestern's grid mentor, has not
hadkto worry about filling is the full-
back spot where senior Don Clawson
is finishing his collegiate gridiron
career in the best Wildcat tradition.
One Of Conference's Best
For two years his line-shattering
charges 'into the forward wall of the
opposing teams have made him a key
part of the Northwestern attack.
Opponents have found his six foot,
three &nch frame a major problem of
defense and also a formidable barrier
to clear away when he is ranging
back of the line on defensive patrol.
Don came through a tough sopho-
more season in 1939 to rank as one of
the outstanding fullbacks in the
Western Conference, scoring 33 of
Nnrthwestern's 47 noints on five

Wildcats over Minnesota. Clawson,
himself, sparked the march down-
field, and then carried the ball over
from the five yard stripe.
Drivin' Don continued last year.
just where he left off, the previous
season, rolling up 45 points on seven
touchdowns and three points after
touchdown. Two touchdowns came
in the Notre Dame game when he
gave a brilliant exhibition of sheer
power, plus open field running.
Before the season opened this year,
the Wildcat senior had scored 78
pointst o 12 touchdowns and six
points after touchdown. He had
carried the ball 163 times for a total
gain of 723 yards, an average of 4.4
yards per carry.
Stars In Cage, Cinder Sports
In addition to plaving football. Don

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