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olverines Jump





Only Gophers,
Texas Outrank
Varsity Eleven
Purple Slips To Thirteenth
Place; Texas A. and M.,
Tulane Rise To First Ten
NEW YORK, Oct. 20.-(P)-It was
Minnesota and Texas still running
one-two today as 127 of the nation's
football experts scanned perform-
ances of the top college teams
throughout the country and, in the
second of the weekly Associated Press
Ranking Polls, kept these two teams
at the head of the parade.
At the same time they established
Saturday's clash at Ann Arbor be-
tween Michigan and Minnesota as
very much the week's outstanding
battle, and perhaps one of the most
vital of the season. For Michigan,
on the strength of its 14-7 conquest
of Northwestern, was boosted from
sixth place a week ago into third,
only 263 points back of Minnesota.
Gophers Lead Last Year
The Golden Gophers, No. ,1 team
in thel and a year ago, polled 69
first-place votes, worth 10 points
each; 33 for second place, and only
one vote for lower than fifth posi-
tion. This gave them a total of 1,169
points, to 1,095 for the Texas Long-
horns, impressive winners over four
rivals from as many Conferences,
and 906 for Michigan. Texas was
ranked at the top on 33 ballots and
Michigan on seven.
Duke, dropped oown a' notch by
the Wolverines' climb, also was first
choice of seven voters and polled 758
points. Thus the first four teams
dominated the poll to such an extent
that they drew far more than half
of the total number of pointsaward-
TPurdue Number 11
Texas A. and M. and the Green
Wave made the biggest advances, the
Aggies coming up from 14th place
and Tulane from 17th. They shoved
Ohio State, still undefeated but only
after a close call with Purdue, down
to No. 11.
The standing of the teams (first-
place votes in parentheses, points
figured on 10-9-8-7-6, etc., basis):
1. Minnesota (69)...... 1,169
2. Texas (33) ......... 1,05
3. MICHIGAN (7) ........906
4. Duke (7) ..... .......758
5. Navy (3)............. .614
6. Fordham .(3) 1............ 500
7. Notre Dame .............. 354
8. Santa Clara.. ........ 252
9. Texas A. and M... .....243
10, Tulane (1)........... 220
Second ten: 11. Ohio State (1), 206:
2. Penn, 139; 13. Northwestern, 96;
14. Clemson (3), 70; 15. Vanderbilt,
62; 16. Oregon State, 48; tied for 19.
Villanova and Stanford, 24 each.
Wenley House Victorious
In hM Football Game
A long kick by Dick Shott with but
seven seconds left to play gave a badly
outplayed Phi Epsilon Pi 3 points and
a 5-4 victory over Phi Sigma Delta in
speedball yesterday afternoon. Sid
Kreinberg and Gary Chertoff starred
for the losers.j In another game, Sig-
ma Nu, paced by Robertson, unleashed
all its scoring in the second half to
defeat Alpha Sigma Phi, 6-2.
In the dormitory football league,
Wenley House, overwhelmed by Wil-
liams House last week, bounced back
to trounce Allen-Rumsey, 13-0.
Among the Independents, Cavaliers
defeated M.ulburg A.C. in a free-scor-
ing game, 20-12.

"No head is too tough for us"
Have you tried them!!
The Dascola Barbers
Between State St. and Mich. Theatre

0 Kennedy Only Injury
0 Luckman Lauds Kuzma
" Daily Sports Editor

Students Rush

You can prove almost anything by
statistics . . Pittsburgh, for instance,
rolled up 13 first downs against
Minnesota . . . and held the Gophers
to a like number . . . but lost the
game, 39-0.
The superb conditioning of
Michigan's gridmen again paid
gilt-edged royalties Saturday . . .
although four men were 60-minute
performers, Trainer Ray Roberts
reported that the only injury was
a minor charley horse incurred by
Ted Kennedy.°
* * *
N FACT, the worst casualty of the
entire weekend was golfer Ben
Smith .. . he got caught in a revolv-
ing door in Chicago's downtown loop,'
and bruised his shin . . . and then
there were trackmen Bob Ufer and
last year's wrestling captain Bill
Combs, who fractured their wallets
in the Panther room.
* * *
The play on which Michigan
scored its first touchdown was
identical,to one used by Minnesota
to beat Pittsburgh, 13-7, back in
1934 . . . playing for the national
chmpionship, the Thundering
herd pushed over the decidirg
marker on a fake buck and lateral
followed by a forward pass ... the
play went from Stan Kostka to
Glenn Seidel to Pug 'Lund, who
tossed an aerial to end Bob Tenner
for the score . . the Wolverine
combination went from Westfall
to Ceithaml to Kuzma to Fau-
mann ... beautifully executed, the
formation completely tricked de-
fensive left halfback Ike Kepford.
* * ,
DESPITE RUMORS of a sellout
crowd there were plenty of va-
cant seats in Dyche Stadium Satur-
day . . . the No'thwestern ticket
booths were still doing business just
before game time . . . Michigan's
State Street ticket dispensary did a
landslide business on Minnesota du-
cats yesterday . . . dozens of empty
beer cans scattered along the curb-
ig stand as metallic testimony to
the hours students spent waiting to
turn in their coupons.
*~ * *
Sid Luckman, great Chicago
Bears quarterback and the key
man in the greatest offense in
football today, was a press box
spectator at the Northwestern-
Michigan scrap . . . he admired
Tommy Kuzma's kicking and pass-
ing exhibition . . . and thought
that "Michigan's line lookedfine."
AW Luckman and his mates liter-
ally crush the Detroit Lions Sun-
day at Wrigley Field in a professional
grid clash . . . or rather Bear work-
out .:. the streamlined Chicago at-
tack was a perfect example of how
the T formation should work . .
scoring almost at will, the Bears tri-
umphed, 49-0 ... last year when Chi-
cago licked Washington, 73-0, for a
professional scoring record, the com-
plaint went around the circuit that
the Redskins weren't trying . . . but
such was not the case Sunday . .
the Lions gave everything they had
. . but Aire as helpless as a quiz kid
before Joe Louis' fists.

Professional football reminds of
Harmon's debut .. . . after being
introduced to his teammates, Tom
took the field and scored one touch-
down with the aid of some fine
blocking by John Kimbrough . . .
but outside .of one touchdown
march, neither All-America ace
showed much ... to the displeasure
of the 25,000 fans who kept it no
secret ... Tom had only one work-
out with the pro club.
** *
reel shots of the Northwestern
game almost immediately after the
game Saturday night . . Babe Le
Voir, All-America quarterback at
Minnesota a few years back, yester-
day wired The Daily Bernie Bier-
man's choices for the All-Conference
team of the week . . . Center Bob
Ingalls, tackle Al Wistert, and full-
back Bob Westfall were the Michigan
selections . . . Smith, Pukema and
Wildung were the Gopher nominees.
* * *
Backfield Coach Earl Martineau
missed the football special Saturday
night . . and had to catch a later
train . . . several Michigan linemen
swear that Otto Graham didn't go
over on his fourth down touchdown
leap from the one-foot line . . . but
game movies indicate he did.

To Get Tickets
Many Show Indignation.
Over Poor Seating
(Continued from Page 1)
succeeded in reaching the window in
the record time of three and one-half
hours, considered himself lucky to
have landed part of his senior seats
within shouting distance of the fifty-
yard line.
Practically all student statements}
were in the same vein, but many of
the students failed of Cheffy's final
success, being forced out by the pres-
sure of the crowd, which at times was
so closely packed that it was difficult
to ascertain where one student stop-
ped and another began.
The near hysteria was atW _ed
by most to the complete sell-out of
public tickets and the fact that a
ticket to the Minnesota game now
ranks with a press pass to the Rose
Remarkable also was the size of
the blocs of tickets that many stu-
dents purchased, representing pre-
sumably fraternities, sororities, and
residence halls. One student pur-
chased 140 tickets, and several others
obtained as many as seginty or
eighty. However, with 28,000 of the
pasteboards on hand as the office
opened for business, Mr. Tillotson re-
mained perfectly confident that the
supply would not be exhausted until
every student who wanted to buy his
share of tickets had done so.
Shortly after 9 p.m., the only evi-
dences remaining of the terrible
struggle that had just ensued were a
border of horribly crushed shrubbery
along the side of the administration,
building, and a custodian disconso -
lately testing the battered doors.

Gridiron Analyst Has Field Day
When Wolverines Beat Wildcats
The grid analyst, the student of
football, finally had a field day last
Saturday in the battle between Mich-
igan and Northwestern.
For years this person has con- . .:y
tended that it is not individualistic
performance that is the telling dif-
ference between victory and defeat.
It is this same person who followed
with disapproval the concoctions of
experts who based their selections
and comparisons of high sco ing
S elevens and a small group of stand-
Iout players.
In two previous games Northwest-
ern had massed a grand totalof more
than 70 points. They had eight great
backs and a fine tackle. Michigan
had a great line and a well-coor-
dinated backfield. And they had
capable substitutes. And so, with
their fine backs and a tackle, the}
Wildcats were odds-on favorites to
take the Wolverines in stride.
* * *
lines and copy have already, paid
tribute to the individuals who made
possible a Michigan win. The Kuz-
mas, Wisterts, Ceithamls, etc., have ;
shared the glory. How about a word
about Coach Fritz Crisler and his COACH FRITZ CRISLER
Despite the losses of Harmon,
Evashevski, Frutig, Fritz and Sukup, the baffling reaction of the opposi-
Crisler has taken it all in stride. With tion was telling in the ability of the
a mixture of veterans and sopho- Wolverines to gain and score with
mores he has developed a tesam with their new scoring instrument. It was
the will and the way to win. He has a new play, this year, that beat
brought them along slowly. From the Northwestern. They won't forget, ir
Michigan State game up through the Evanston, the double-lateral and pass
Wildcat tilt, Crisler has brought up a from Kuzma to Rogers.
team of strength from an indifferent They are ready [or Minnesota now
squad that opened the season this
year. Bruce Smith
Each week Coach Crisler has pulled
' new plays from his bag of tricks. And r R ) ' D-

Michigan Tradition Of Great Centers
Is Carried On fly Steady Bob' Inga is
9ye~ -___

Take your pick of the Western
Conference centers-and if you don't
end up with Bob Ingalls,' fiery Michi-
gan pivotman, you better run, not
walk, to the nearest brain specialist
for a complete check-up.
For the pivot post is one spot
where Wolverine Coach Fritz Crisler
need not have any fears. The center
play of the current Maize and Blue
pigskin artillery has been one of the
most workmanlike jobs of gridiron
precision seen around these parts for
many a year.
Ingalls' Greatest Year
A product of Marblehead, Mass.,
Ingalls 'has covered himself with
glory during his three-year tenure
with the Wolverines. And this year
looks to be his greatest.
When the big redhead first, came
up to the varsity he was hidden un-
der the limelight of Archie Kodros,
the barrel-chested Michigan center
and captain. But before the season
was over, Blazin' Bob had proved to
one and all that he had the stuff for
the "Champions of the West."
Let's go back to his sophomore
year. Bob didn't see much action at,
the pivot post, due mainly to the
presence of Kodros, but he won his
letter. For the redhead who nestles
over the ball for the Wolverines to-
day played a lot of quarterbak for
the Maize and Blue in 1939.
What loyal Michigan fan doesn't
remember that fateful autumn?
What Ann Arborite doesn't shudder
when he hears the date, "Nov 4,
Yes, that was the year the Wolver-
ines were touted as the greatest team


Gophers of Minnesota the following b
So Bob Ingalls asked Fritz Crisler r
to let him try the field general's post.
Crisler, weak in reserve quarterbacks,
used Bob at quarterback during the
practice sessions, and the big sopho-
more looked so good that when the
whistle blew for the Minnesota strug-
gle Ingalls was calling the Michigan
The Wolverines lost that game to
the Gophers, 20-7, but Bob Ingalls
was a hero in defeat. He was no Eva-
shevski, but he was Bob Ingalls play-
ing his heart out for a losing cause
against the toughest team in the na-
Since that time the battling red-
head has been one of the mainstays
of the Wolverine varsity.
Outshines Bill Diehl
In the Iowa fray against Bill Diehl,
the Hawkeye captain and reputed to
be one of the best pivotmen in the
dountry, Bob was the center on the
And last Saturday against the star-
studded Northwestern aggregation,
the Michigan senior was one of the
best men on a gridiron replete with
potential All-Americans. Teamed
with quarterback George Ceithaml,
he backed up the line in a masterful
display of determination and cour-
age-plugging up gaping holes and
spilling Wildcat ball carriers before
they could cross the line of scrim-
This Saturday Bob will be once
again giving it everything he has.
He knows what it means to lose to
Minnesota, and he doesn't like it.

in collegiate football. But on Nov. 4,
1939, a scrappy band of gridders
played the Maize and Blue down at
Champaign, and when the final gun
sounded Michigan was trampled in
the 'mud by a score of 16-7, defeated
by a fighting Illinois team that had
been pointing for that one game,
Takes Evy's Place
And Forest Evashevski, the "One
Man Gang," the great blocking quar-
terback of the Wolverines, was/ in-,
jured so seriously that there was no
hope of having him face the Golden


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