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[VEMBEB 20, 1941 THE MICHIGAN AILY Ft

GE THRFF

Crisler's

Record

At

Stake

Against

ilIGi B AND INSIDE
By A RT HILL

Four Straight
Over Crimson
Is Team Goal
Light Workout Features
Offense In Preparation
For Sellson's Final Tilt

I.

Lockard May Fulfill Ambitlion
To Beat Brown-Coached Team

* Tirade From Columbus
The following comes out of Colum-
bus, Ohio, home of the scarlet and
gray clad Buckeyes of Mr. Paul
Brown. It is, we think, deserving of
mention as an example of particu-
larly astute and clever journalism.
Under a two-column picture in a
Columbus paper of a ticket for thel
coming Ohio State-Michigan football
game, there appeared these well
chosen words:
"Very 1 touching, isn't it, this
Michigan reverence for Tom Har-
mon? Yes, even Ohio State fans
will admit he was quite a football
player. After all, he connected "for
three touchdowns and a 22-point
total in the long-lamented 40-0
rout in the Stadium' last year. But
putting his picture on the Ohio
State-Michigan game tickets may
be carrying the tribute sentiment
too far. Just what reaction this will
have on the Buckeye team isn't
readily gauged but may wll be sus-
pected. After all, seven seniors will
be in the starting lineup at Ann Ar-
bor Saturday aid if you think they
don't remember with bitterness the
humiliation of last November,
you're way "off the beam." They'll
never quite forget it-and, of
r course, Harmon was the whole show
on that day. Yes it could be con-
sidered a flaunt at the Bucks, ink-
ing "old 98" on the tickets. And it
could backfire. Every Buckeye fan
would like to hear that kind of ex-
plosion anyway."
This tirade, we want you to under-
stand, was not printed in the Ohio
State Lantern, the official organ of
student opini6n at the Buckeye
school. Those wild college kids had
a little more sense than to pull a
s stunt like that. It remained for a so-
called "professional" newspaper to
come through with such a magnifi-
cent lemon.
Michigan students will, of "course,
Immediately realize the error. Har-
mon's picture, - as everyone here
knows, was on all the tickets for 1941
Michigan home games, whether with
Ohio State, Pitt, Minnesota, Iowa or
Michigan State.
None of the other Michigan op-

ponents saw fit to raise a fuss over
the portrait of the Hoosier Hammer
which adorns the local ducats. And,
when you think it over, some of
them might have found ample rea-
son, at least as ample as that which
the Columus sheet worked up.
After all, Harmon helped to beat
the Spartans from East Lansing for
three consecutive years. Twoyears
ago, he beat Iowa single-handedly,
tallying 27 points. Of course, Michi-
gan never played Pittsburgh before so
the Panthers couldn't think anyone
was trying to remind them of former
defeats.
But, still, the Smoky City lads could
have worked on this thing from an-
other angle. After .all, didn't they
have af boy named Marshall Goldberg
on their squad a few years back who
was pretty much of a football player
himself?
"You're just trying to rub it in
that Harmon was a greater back
than Goldberg!" they might have
screamed, rising up in righteous
fury. "And to get even, we're going
to lick your brains out next Satur-
day., As a matter of fact, we're a
little surprised that they didn't get
burned up. It certainly would have
been the logical thing to do. Or
don't you think so?
Then, there is always the 1940, or
Yost, angle on this situation. A pic-
ture of Michigan's Grand Old Man
adorned the Michigan home paste-
boards a year back. When you think
about it, that was a pretty ticklish sit-
uation. Luckily, the Wolverines came
through the season without any open
breaks with ancient athletic rivals.
Just think of the tremendous possi-
bilities. For instance, Michigan open-
ed against California in '40. The
game was played at Berkeley so the
Golden Bears provided the tickets.
But, even so, they might have said,
"What in hell's the idea here? Pretty
smart, aren't you? Thought we
wouldn't find out about those home
game tickets, eh? Just trying to re-
mid us that the first Michigan team
Yost ever coached beat Stanford,
49-0, in the Rose Bowl. It's an insult
to PacifichCoast football and we don't
intend to stand for it. .The game is
off."
Michigan would have pleaded
with the California athletic author-
ities. "We're sorry. We didn't mean
nothin' by it," they might have
said. But the usually level-headed
gentlemen from the San Francisco
Bay area would certainly have been
adamant.
"Nope," they would have said, curt-
ly, "the damage is done. There will be
no Michigan-California game this
year: It won't do any good to snivel
about it. Michigan and California
are through." And that would have
been that.
At any rate, here's the way we size
things up. Ohio State may beal
Michigan this Saturday. Personally
we doubt it. But, if they do, we
sincerely hope that their inspiratior
will come from something besides the
contemplation of Tom Harmon's ma
on the tickets. If they can get worke
up over that, as the Columbus shee
claims they are, they must indeed b
the misguided fellows that some peo
ple would have us believe all foot.
ball players are.
INTRAMURAL NOTICE
The Sports Building will be open
today from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The
swimming pool will be open from
3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
-Intramural Department

Michigan's once-beaten gridders
will be shooting for their fpurth4
straight victory over Ohio State this
Saturday and also will be attempting
to keep Coach Fritz Crisler's record1
over the Buckeyes intact. .
Since the Maize and Blue grid
mentor has been coaching here at
Ann Arbor, the Buckeyes have not
won a game from their long-time
rival. Ed Frutig led the way in 1938
as Michigan smashed out an 18-0
victory over the Ohioians and the
following year the Wolverines pulled
one out of the fire to win 21-14, the
winning touchdown coming with but
three minutes to play. Last season
it was all Tom Harmon and Com-
pany as Michigan steamrollered to a
40-0 triumph.
This will be the 38th gridiron
meeting of the two schools and up to
now the Wolverines have had the
best of the bargain. They have cap-
tured 25 contests and lost 10, while
two battles have ended in ties.
The Wolverines aren't taking Paul
Brown's team lightly because, at the
present moment, the Wolverines and
the Buckeyes are tied for second place
in the Western Conference stand-
ings. If Wisconsin should unexpect-
edly trip Minnesota, the winner of
the Michigan-Ohio State game would
move into a tie for the Big Ten title
with the Gophers.
Crisler put the squad through a
light workout yesterday as the first
step to tapering off for the final game
of the season. The first and second
teams went through a length signal
drill against the "red shirts" and
showed the same old fight and fire
that they have showed all year long.

By BOB SHOPOFF +
When Paul Brown brings his crew ;
from Colurbus, Ohio, into Ann Arbor
Saturday, it will bring a renewal of
hostilities for one member of the
Wolverines with Brown-coached
teams.
For three years, while attending i
high school in Canton, Ohio, Tippy
Lockard played against Paul Brotwn's
squads from Masillon and in those
three years Tippy wasralways on the
losing team. This year Lockard and
the rest of the Michigan squad are
planning to reverse the situation by
beating Ohio State.
Flayed Fullback
While in high school, Harold
(that's Tip's real name in case you MII te
hadn't heard) played a very high
brand of ball in the fullback position.
In his freshman year at Michigan he
was switched to quarterback. When
he joined the Varsity, he was moved
back to the spot that he occupied in
high school.
Tippy played as substitute fullback
last year until the Illinois game. Again
he was changed, this time moving
into right halfback. During the pres-
ent season he has started every game
at half up to the Illinoisgame when
a cold kept him out of the game. TIPPY LOCKARD
Since then he has been bothered by
a injured leg. However, he played'
against Columbia last Saturday. Tippy moves behind the backfield
Man-In-Motion towards the left end and takes a
Lockard, a junior, really hit his lateral from the left half.
stride during the Pitt game'and con- Tippy's biggest worry for next year
tinued his fine play through the is how to deal with Uncle Sam. His
Northwestern game. Since Tippy, draft number is due to be called be-
whose height is only five feet, nine fore the year is out, so he may be
inches, is short, he is a little weak playing his last year for Michigan.
on pass defense. Northwestern knew He is planning on taking the Air
this and was prepared to throw passes Corps examination after football sea-
into Lockard's zone, but Tip crossed son.
up the Wildcats and knocked down Since it may be his last gafme in
every aerial they threw at him. He a Maize and Blue uniform when he
ranks Northwestern as the toughest takes the field against the Buckeyes,
i team Michigan has played this year. Tippy will be out there to close his
The Michigan system uses the grid career the right way. And, also
right halfback in a man-in-motion there will be the fact that he wants
play when on offense. On this play, to beat a team coached by Brown.

Buckeyes Have Star Fullback In Graf
- - - -

I

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By BOB STAHLI
In a game which sportswriters have
predicted will be replete with many
angles figuring in the ultimate out-
come, one angle in particular stands
out like an umbrella on a sunny day
in the gridiron spectacle to be staged
on the turf of the Michigan Stadium
Saturday between the Wolverines and
Ohio State.
That one angle in particular is the
fact that the game will present Bobby
Westfall, the Michigan captain who
has been acclaimed as the peer of all
fullbacks, pitted against Jack Graf,
one of the best fullbacks in the his-
tory of the Buckeyes-and the game
might turn into a running duel be-
tween these two stars.
Good Line Plunger
Graf, who has won reams of recog-
nition in a conference containing
such star fullbacks as Westfall, Bill
Daley of Minnesota, Pat Harder of
Wisconsin, and John Petty of Purdue,
is a triple-threat star. In four games
this year, he has carried the ball 64
times for a net gain of 304 yards, an
average of more than four yards a
try, which is plenty all right consider-
ing the fact that Graf is a line-bucker

who penetrates the opposing forward
wall much as does Westfall.
But the tall, - handsome Buckeye
does not confine his football prowess
to the plunging side alone. He is the
star punter of the Ohio State team
with an average of over 35 yards per
kick, and he has passed nine times
this season with a net gain of 116
yards, two of his passes being good
for touchdowns.
According to his coaches, moreover,
Graf's greatest contribution to the
team is the steadiness which he af-
fords the Buckeyes. Always cool under
I fire, Graf's timing with his ball hand-
ling does much to aid the attack.
And, again like Westfall, he can al-
ways be counted on to pick up those
few important yards necessary for a
first down.

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