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JAY, NOVEMER 2,1941 1HE MTUIIIGAN DAILYAEThI

PAGE TIE

Harvard..... ..6 Columbia.
Princeton.......4 Cornell .

.. .. 7

Brown
Yale...

...'.....7 Duke .......
........0 Georgia'Tech.

.. 14 Tennessee ..... 13 Texas A&M....
...0 Louisiana State .. 6 Arkansas ......

Wolverine

Power

Overwhelms

Game

Illinois

.

Detroit Defeats
Manhattan, 15-O
Syracuse Tops Wisconsin
In Upset Victory, 27.20
Titans On Top
DETR(IT, Nov.. 1.-(/P)-Sopho-
more hi1fback Elmer (Tippy) Mada-
Trik, the nation's top intercollegiate
ground gainer, carried the Univer-
sity of Detroit Titans to their fifth
football success today when he ac-
counted for two touchdowns in al
15 to 0 victory oven Manhattan Col-.
lege.
The 190-pound dynamo from Joli-
et, Ill., firing his passes into a strong
wind and running on a soggy field,
dominated the play before 10,131
chilled spectators.
Madarik darted through Manhat-
tan's line in a 77-yard touchdown
advance that required 10 plays in the
second period, and when Detroit sus-
tained a damaging 15-yard penalty
the talented halfback faded back
from Manhattan's 39 and shot a scor-
ing pass to quarterback Art Link.
Orange Blossoms
MADISON, Wis., Nov. 1.-(P)-
Displaying a dazzling lateral passing
attack and a brilliant running game,
Syracuse defeated a favored Wiscon-
sin football team 27 to 20 before
19,000 chilled and dampened spec-
tators here today.
The Badgers, expected to make
alphabet soup out of the Syracuse
"Y" formation with its turn-around
center, had trouble bringing down
slippery and hard-running Orange
ball carriers, principally Bo Heald,
Tommy Maines and Leland Morris.
Oregon State Wins
CORVALLIS, Ore., Nov. 1.-(P)-
Power, even in the third and fourth
teams, was uncorked by Oregon State,
College today in walloping the Uni-
versity of Idaho 39-0 in a football
game which did not count in Coast
Conference standings.,
Not a. single score was made by the
Beaver regulars, all goal line work
falling to substitutes. Two tallies
were on runs of 37 and 26 yards, and,
two on intercepted passes.V

Westfall Scores Twice, Kuzma Once,I
To Lead Michigan ToEasy Victory'

Wolverine
Easily
Indian]

Forward Wall
Stalls Vaunted
Passing Attack

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eral Wolverine drives, while penalties
and failure to take full advantage of
downfield blocking in the secondary
halted several others.
For the most part Michigan played
a straight power game, taking to the
air only infrequently. The Wolver-

holes in the lighter Illini line through
which poured Michigan's hard-run-
ning backs. On defense line poach
Clarence Munn's men never allowed
the Indians to generate a concerted
attack.
Varsity Defense Outstanding
Michigan's fine defense, incident-
ally, deserves special mention. It was
a fluid, movable defense which chang-
ed with the versatile Illinois offen-
sive maneuvers. The Illini operated
from an airplane shift, using T, man
in motion, single wing and double
wing formations. The Wolverines' de-
fense shifted accordingly, and it was
only when the Maize and Blue pulled
big Merv Pregulman, a brilliant per-
former today, back to guard against
dangerous Illini aerials, leaving a five
man line, that the Indians' ground
attack functioned at all.
Freshman coach Wally Weber, who
Coming Back

Varsity
Illini
Starts

Offense Smothers
Line; Paul White
For First Time,

H-IG- A IN $11)
By ART HILL
CANDID OPINIONS AFTER A WET AND WINDY DAY OF FOOTBALL:
Fritz Crisler's Wolverines bounced back from that Minnesota defeat
yesterday and with the crisis over, we'll stick with the Maize and Blue to
take Columbia and Ohio State in stride.
But there are two mistakes which should not be made when these
games are discussed. First, don't under-rate Lou Little's Lions and,
second, don't over-rate the Buckeyes. The gridders from the Big Town
came out on top over Cornell yesterday while Paul Brown's aggregation
could only squeeze out a 21-14 win over Pittsburgh's game Panthers,
equipped with the same collapsible line and confused backfield which it
displayed in Ann Arbor three weeks back.
N COMPANY with former Daily sports-writer Gene Gr bbroek, we traveled
to East Lansing to watch Michigan State's weak but willing Spartans
take a 19-0 beating from a clearly - ---

ner, again over right guard, without
a tackler doing more than waving at
him as he bulleted by. Melzow didn't
miss this time, and the score stood,
20-0.
Illinois had only three real scoring
threats. In the first quarter they
moved from their own 47 down to
Michigan's 14 on a mixture of later-

MICHIGAN
Fra mann
Wistert
Kolesar
Ingalls
Pregulman
Kelto
Smeja
Ceithaml
Kuzma
White
Westfall

LE
LT
LG
C
RG
RT
RE
QB
LH
RH
SFB

ILLINOIS
Grierson
Johnson
McCullough
Sheeley
Pawlowski
Genis
McCarthy
Astroth
Griffin
Smith
Pfeifer
6 0 7--x20

Michigan .......7

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ines' one-two punch,Kuzma off
tackle or around end and Westfall on
spinners and bucks over guard and
inside tackle, suiplemented just
enough by a dazzling display of re-
verse running by sophomore Paul
White, who turned in a fine perfor-
mance, floored the Illini right from
the beginning, and they never really
,recovered.
And aain Michigan's vaunted for-
ward wall deserves a tremendous por-
tion. of the credit. Powerful, mobile
Wolverine forwards tore huge gaping

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EQUIPMENT
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Touchdowns: Michigan, Westfall
(2), Kuzma.'
Points after touchdowns: Melzow
(2), placement.
Substitutions: Michigan: Ends,
Sharpe, Karwales; tackles, Cunning-
ham, Flora; guards, Melzow, Am-
stutz; center, Kennedy; halfbacks,
Nelson, Robinson; fullback, Boor.
Illinois: Ends, Regoni,ng, Milose-
vich; tackles, Agase, Johnson, Bace-
vich; guards, Niedzelski, Mattiazza;
center, Cherry; quarterback, Good;
halfback, Gould; fullback, Correll.
scouted Illinois, and Crisler and his
staff worked all week perfecting this
Wolverine defensive set-up. It paid
rich dividends.
It took Michigan just five and a
half minutes to score after the in-
itial kick-off which White returned
from his own 20 to 45. On the first
play from scrimmage Kuzma raced
arounu right end behind devastating
blocking and was deep in the Illini
secondary wtih three blockers in front
of him, but Jimmy Smith, Illinois
halfback, knifed in somehow when
Kuzma cut back and downed him
on the 13.
This drive stalled, however, after
four downs when Kuzma passed in-
complete in the end zone. Illinois
was stopped at the line twice and
Smith punted out of bounds on his
own 48. Then Michigan marched.
Kuzma raced to the 25 on the same
right end run, again behind superb
blocking. Westfall on a spinner went
to the 16. It took just one more play.
Kid Kuzma roared around left end
with legs driving. On the 12 two men
hit him, but the Gary Sophomore
kept going, shook off another desper-
ate Illini on the eight and went all
the way for the score. Guard Bill
Melzow converted to make it 7-0.
Westfall Scores
Westfall's first touchdown came
after nine minutes of the second
quarter. The Wolverines had taken
Smith's punt on the Illinois 31 after
a seven yard runback by Kuzma.
Westy went for six over left guard,
then over the same spot for three
more. Kuzma mate it first down on
the 17. White on a reverse blasted
over right tackle to the 7. Then Westy
hit right guard again to the two foot
line. And still again for touchdown.
Melzow's attempted conversion was
wide to the right of the goal posts,
making it 13-0,
That ended the scoring for the first
half. And it wasn't until the middle
of the final quarter that the Wol-
verines could punch across another
marker. This one came after tackle
Rube Kelto recovered a fumble on the
Illinois 40. Seven plays later West-
fall went over, covering the last 17
yards on a beautifully executed spin-
Duquesne Tops Villanova
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 1.-(A)-Du-
quesne University stretched its 1941
unbeaten, untied streak to six straight
here tonight by overcoming a stub-
born Villanova College team, 7-0, be-
fore 20,000 spectators. Eugene Ball
scored from the one-foot line after
a Duauesne march of 79 yards in the

superior Missouri team in one of the
screwiest games ever seen on any
gridiron.
The game was played in a gale
which approached hurricane propor-
tions and gave rise to severall inci-
dents whose like we have never seen
-before outside the movies or the
comic strips.
First, there was Dick Kieppe's
punt from his own end zone which
caught the wind and sailed high
over the Mizzo safety man's head,
finally coming to rest on the Tiger
eight-yard line, an 85-yard boot
from the line of scrimmage. Just
think how that helped the Spartan
halfback's kicking average.
Then, we shoudn't forget to men-
tion a couple of Missouri kick-offs,
one of which sailed 20 yards above
the goal-posts and finally fetched up
somewhere outside the stadium. The
other one, made against the wind,
soared high over the Spartan for-
ward wall, stopped, started back the
other way and finally dropped into
the arms of an advancing Tiger
tackle, giving his team the ball on
the State 45-yard line.
Despite all the comedy, how-
ever, the Tigers put on a real exhi-
bition of how to use the T forma-
tion and a deceptive offense to best
advantage. They were the trickiest
team these old ey~s have ever seen.
Fifty per cent of the time, the press
box occupants couldn't figure out
F who had the ball. But even so,
this was a better average than the
Spartan defense compiled. The
visitors had to be shown and State
didn't have much to demonstrate.
THE OTHER GAMES: Army 0,
Notre Dame 0. Swell. And now,
put your money on Northwestern to
take the Irish by two touchdowns.
The Cadets finally have a decent
team, and, old Army fans that we
are, we're happy to see it. If they
can get by Harvard and Penn, they
should come up to the Navy tilt un-
defeated which would be good for
football and (we hate to say it) na-
tional morale.
Navy 13, Penn 6. The Middies, too,
are rolling this year, and that tra-
ditional service contest might be a
clash of unbeaten elevens, something
that hasn't been seen for a long
time. The Sailors just have to get
by Notre Dame and Princeton.

Sweet Revenge For '39 Visit To Illinois

Sunday at the Nolverine
209 SOUTH STATE
Cream of Chicken Soup with Rice
or Choice of Juices
Sweet Mixed Pickles and Olives
Roast Prime Ribs of Beef, Augus, Yorkshire Pudding
or Chicken a la King on Biscuit
hipped or Baked Idaho Potatoes'
B tered June Peas or Glazed Carrots
Banana and Nut or Head Lettuce Salad
Home-made Bread or Hot Rolls
Choice of Tea, Coffee, Milk, or Apple Cider
Ice Cream
Dinner served from 12:15 to 2:00 P.M.
Guest Price 5Sc

GEORGE CEITHAML

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als, end runs and one long pass. But
the drive was stopped just a yard
short of a first down when Al Wis-
tert knocked down an Illini screen
pass.
Illini Almost ScoreE
In the third period the Orange and
Blue almost talliedon a 45ryard pass
from Smith which slipped through
the fingers of Ray Grierson who was
all alone on the ten. Then with just
minutes left to play the Illini threat-
ened for the last time when Liz As-
troth tossed a tremendous heave to
speeding Don Grifin who had raced
behind tired Westfall, dog-tired from
55 minutes of hard All-American
football. Westy, however, nabbed
Griffin from behind on the 17. This
drive petered out, though, four plays
later, when White knocked Astroth's
futile last-down aerial.
Time remained for just four more
plays. Kuzma ran one, Don Boor ran
three, the gun sounded and Astroth,
Illinois acting captain ran off the
field with the ball,)Michigan's team
in full pursuit. It was the first time
all day that an Illinois man- got
away.

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