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smaOr,CTOBER , 194 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Michigan Downs Northwestern, 14-7, In Hard-Fougi

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Varsity Takes To Air
To Score Touchdowns
Fraumnan, Rogers Score On Kuzma' s
Passes; Line Halts Purple Threats
(Continue'i from Page 1)
Westfall took the pass from center, drove forward, slipped the ball to Cei-
thaml who lateraled out to Kuz a, going wide to his right. Tommy faded
back, took cIreful aim and rifled a perfect pass into the eager arms of
Fraumann who was standing all alone in the east corner of the north end
zone. Melzow converted to make it 7-0.
Neither team was able to penetrate deeply into scoring territory the rest
of the period. Then in the middle of the second quartfr Wildcat sophomore
Otto Graham, who lived up to all advance notices which touted him as the
best soph back in collegiate competitiop, lofted a beautiful punt out on
the Michigan four yard line. Kuzma matched it withea long spiral good for
37 yards fror his end zone, but the

Wildcat Sophomore Shines In Defeat

Wildcats were now moving in Wol-
verine territory.
Graham skirted left end for 11
yards, then tossed a long aerial which
end Bob Motle snagged on the Mich-
igan seven. It was first and goal to
go. Graham drove off right tackle
to the two, ai~d the Wolverine for-
ward wall dug. in for keeps. Fullback
George Benson smashed over right
guard for one yard, then over left
guard for two feet. That made it
fourth and a scant 12 inches to go.
But Michigan's fighting line couldn't
quite stop Graham as he dove over
right guard for the score. Dick Erd-
litz converted to tie it up at 7-7, with
two minutes left before the half.
The third period was alf North-
western. Time and again the Wild-
cats raged down towards the Michi-
gan goal. But the ,Wolverines, scrap-
ping furiously, refused to give up.
Shortly after the second half kickoff
the Cats drove down to Michigan's
5-yard line with the aid of an inter-
ference ruling on a long de Correvont
to D4otle pass play. But on fourth
down, Kuzma, who played 'a bang-up
defensive game all day, knocked down
derCorrevont's pass intended for Kepi
ford in the end zone.
Breaks For Wolverines
Thrice more in this hectic third
period Northwestern threatened seri-
ously, but each time Michigan 4ran-
aged to stall the Purple offense, once,
by pass interception, once by recov-
ery of a fumble and once by holding
for downs.
Then came the final period and
the vital breaks the heads-up Michi-
gan team was looking for. With
fourth down and eight to go on Mich-
igan's 43-yard line,'Kuzma dropped
back in punt formation and with ter-
rific leg power sent the ball out of
bounds on Northwestern's four. In
a crucial series of line plays Michi-
gan held and forced de Correvont to
kick. Safety man Kuzma was tackled
on the Wildcat 47.
Without warning, on the first play,
the big Gary sophomore faked a lat-
eral to wingback White, who was run-
ning wide to his left on a man in mo-
tio play, then faded back and looped
a 23-yard forward to Joe Rogers who
gathered it in on the 24 and raced
the rest of the way to the goal line
protected by two blocking teammates.
Melzow split the uprights, and the
count was 14-7.
And thus it remained all through
the furious ten minutes of action re-

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coring: Touchdowns,
ogers. Points after

Otto Graham, sensational Northwestern sophomore star, lived up
to his press notices yesterday as he sparked the Purple on their only
touchdown drive of the game,; carrying the ball over in the fading min-
utes of the first half.

toichdown, Melzow (for Kelto) 2
placements.
Northwestern Scoring: Touchdown,
Graham (for de Correvont). Point
after touchdown, Erdlitz (for Krug-
er) placement.
Substitutions: Michigan, Tackles,
Flora. Guards, Me ow, Franks. Cen-
ters, Kennedy. Halfbacks, Nelson,
JWhite, kobinson. Fullbacks, Boor.
maining. This second Maize and
Blue score touched off the, Wildcat
aerial fireworks in earnest. Follow-
ing some more brilliant punting by~
Kuzma which backed he ,Wildcats up
to their own goal, the Purple roared
back up the field in the closing min-
utes. On a kick return de Correvont,
from his own 10, weaved through
Wolverine tacklers for a few yards,
then lateraled to Benson who came
all the way up to Michigan's 33.
Halt Last Wildcat Threat
De Correvont shot a pass to Erd-
litz on the 25 and he went to the 19
before he was knocked down. Two
successful pass plays. good for short:
gains were mixed with two penalties
against NQrthwestern for too many
time outs, and it became fourth down
with just 20 seconds left to play. De
Correvont faded back far his last ef-
fort tQ tie up the game but a host
of Wolverines, led by Fraumann,
smothered him back on the 23, and
Michigan took possession.
Westfall wasted the remaining sec-
onds by taking the ball from center
and laying down. The gun sounded,
the Wolverines', joyously weary grid-
men, trudged off the field and Michi-
gan's great band proudly marched on.

Other Grid Secores
EAST
Army 20, Yale 7
Navy 14, Cornell 0
Brown 28, Tufts 6
Bucknell 6, Boston University 0
Notre gDame 16, Carnegie Tech 0
Georgia 7, Columbia 3
Fordham 27, West Virginia 0
Harvard 7, Dartmouth 0
Boston College 26, Manhattan 13
Mississippi 21, Holy Cross 0
Syracuse 31, NYU 0
Pennsylvania 23, Princeton 0
Temple 14, Penn State 0
W&J 14, Buffalo 61
Maine 14, Connecticut 13
Delaware 28, Dickinson 0
Hamilton 34, Oberlin 0
Williams 13, Bowdoin 0
Rand.-Macon 13, Wash. Col. 0
SOUTH
Alabama 9, Tennessee 2
So. Methodist 20, Auburn 7
Maryland 13, Florida 12
Tulane 52, N. Carolina 6
The Citadel 13, Furman 13
Virginia Tech 16, Davidson 0
Duke 27, Colgate 14
Virginia 27, V, M. I. 7
Wm. & Mary 28, Hamp.-Syd. 0
* * *
MIDWEST
Illinois 40, Drake 0
Indiana 21, Nebtaska 13
Wisconsin 23, Iowa 0
N. Dakota U. 33, S. D. State 15
Missouri 39, Iowa State 13
Oklahoma 16, Kansas State 0
Wabash 0, Lake Forest 0
Case 40, Wooster 0
Toledo 20, John Carroll 0
W. Reserve 19, Bald.-Wal. 0
Ohio U. 0, Akron 0,
Kentucky 21, Xavier 6
W. Liberty 0, Kent State 0
Cincinnati 18, Centre 0
Thiel 34, Hiram 0 ,
0. Wesleyan 21, Wayne 0
FAR WEST
Oregon 19, California 7
Washington 14, UCLA 7
Santa Clara 7, Michigan State 0
S. California 7, Wash. State 6
Stanford 42, San Francisco 26
Fresco State 6, Nevada 3
Montana Mines 73, Whitworth 0

Board Sustains 1A
Status Of Harmon
Tom Harmon, last year's Wolverine
star of the gridiron and considered
by many to be the greatest football
player toever pull on a pair of cleats,
must go to President Roosevelt in or-
der to unattach himself from the
U. S. Army.
For the Lake County Selective Ser-
vice Board of Hammond, Ind., late
yesterday sustained the decision of
the Hoosier Hammer's local board in
placing the Gary Ace in Class 1-A.
Unless Harmon, now a sports an-
nouncegi handling all the Michigan
games for a Detroit radio station, ap-
peals the ruling to the President he
will be subject to immediate call for
service in the Army.
The kormer Maize land Blue All-
American halfback sought deferment
on the grounds that he was the sole
support of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Harmon of Gary.
This announcement concerning the
Michigan star and his status with
the Army follows closely on the heels
of yesterday's bulletin dealing with
Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
being listed in 1-A. So it seems very
likely that the U. S. armed forces will
be enforced by two men who have
been considered the best of all timre
in their respective fields.
Ex-Michigan Star Dies-
At Northwestern Game
(Special to The Daily)
EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 18.-One of
Michigan's football stars of days
gone by, Harry S. Durant, who played
on the Wolverine eleven of 1902, lived
to see his alma mater beat the North-
western Wildcats in Dyche Stadium
today.
But when the final gun went off,
Durant, instead of cheering with the
other Maize and Blue supporters,
slumped in his seat, apparently dead
from a heart attack.
The old Michigan gridder was 60
years old and a retired executive of
the American Steel arnd Wire Com-
pany. Surviving his death are two
children; Dr. Thomas Durant of Tem-
ple University Hospital, Philadelphia,
and Mrs. Catherine Heap of Wash-
ington.

Gophers Whip
Pitt;gOhio State
EdgesPurdue
Broncos Beat Spartans;
Wisconsin Takes Easy
Grid Battle From Iowa
Smith Injured ,
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 18.-(P)-
Minnesota mauled Pitt's punchless
Panthers, 39 to 0, today but the
Golden Gophers' crack captaih, Bruce
Smith, was knocked out of the ball
game.
He joined an ominous casualty list,
including the squad's best tackle,
Urban Odson, and its top backfield
blocker, Bob Sweiger, as the team got
set for its tremendous test ne week
against Michigan.
OSU Unimpressive
COLUMBUS, O., Oct. 18.-()-By
the narrow margin of a first period
safety, Ohio State defeated an up-
and-coming Purdue team 16-14 to-
day before 66,074 fans in the opening
Western Conference contest for each
squad.
Ohio started like wildfire, rolling
up nine first downs in the opening
period, while holding Purdue to a
net loss of eight yards, but from then
on the statistics were all in favor of
the shifty Boilermakers.
Spartans Lose
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18.-(P)-
Santa Clara's Broncos, snatching at
a break mid-way of the first period,
rushed over a touchdown today to
squeeze out a "7 to 0 victory over a
fighting Michigan State team in the
West Coast's top intersectional foot-
ball game of the day.
Badgers Surprise
MADISON, Oct. 18.-(IP)-Wiscon-
sin, led by two fleet and rugged soph-
omore backs, slapped a surprise 23 to
0 licking on a favored Iowa eleven in
a Western Conference football game
before 20,000 here today,
The Badgers scored all their points
in the first 20 minutes and then
operated cautiously.
Illinois Comes Back
CHAMPAIGN, 11., Oct. 18.-)-
An injury-riddled Illinois football
team, repulsed by Minnesota con-
ference champions last Saturday,
bounded back through the air and
on the ground today for six touch-
downs and an easy 40 to 0 victory
over Drake before 12,193 spectators
in Memorial Stadium.
Indiana Wins
LINCOLN, Nebr.; Oct. 18.-()-
Indiana of the Big Ten did every-
thing better than Nebraska, football
champion of the Big Six, before 33,-
000 homecoming day fans here today
and went away with a 21 to 13 vic-
tory, the first time the Hoosiers have
beaten the Huskers in six starts.
It was Nebraska's first defeat in
three games and Indiana's first win
in four trips out.
Anchor' Aweigh!
BALTIMORE, Oct. 18-MP)-Pushed
all over the lot for 'the first 30 min-
utes of play, Navy's powerful football
squad finally gathered itself in the
second half to capitalize on two scor-
ing opportunities and hand Cornell
its first defeat of the season, 14 to 0,
before a crowd of 45,000 in Municipal
Stadium today.
Irish Take Scotch

PITTSBURGH, ° Oct. 18. -- (/P) -
Notre Dame slipped and slid today to
a 16-0 victory over underdog Carnegie
Tech before a rainsoaked crowd of
27,719 who came expecting to see
an Irish field day but left cheering
the Tartans amazing goal line stands.

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