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Minnesota ..... 41
Wisconsin .... 6

Illinois ....

. . . 27Purdue .. .
. . . .0 Indiana .. .

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. . .. 7

Notre Dame ... 20
So. California . . . 18

Michigan State .. 31 Colgate .
Ohio Wesleyan . . 7 Columbia


. 30 SantaClara . ... 31 Harvard . ..#. 14
... 21 U.C.L.A. . . . . . . 13 Yale . . . . . . . . .

Inspired Buckeyes Battle


To 20-20



Westfall Gains 162 Yards To Spark
!Jichigan Attack; Fisher Paces OSU
Capacity Crowd Sees Six Touchdowns
Registered In Free-Scoring Fracas
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Gophers,,Irish Finish Unbeaten,
Seasons; Wildcats Subdue Illinois

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converted two extra points, which
were held by Davie Nelson, while four
Maize and Blue senior veterans, Leo
Cunningham, Bob Flora, Jee Rogers
and Norm Call, failed to get in the
contest, the latter two because of in-
Seven of Michigan's. starters were
60-minute performers yesterday, play-
ing steady heads-up ball without rest.
Phil Sharpe, junior flankman, played
brilliantly the entire game along with

Westfall, and terrific leg drive by
Kuzma who blasted over for the score
from the two foot line. Just one min-
ute, 29 seconds remained in the half
when Melzow converted. '
3. Number three was chalked up by
the Wolverines after eight minutes of
the third period. Scoring on the same
play which helped turn back North-
western, Michigan took the lead when
Westy handed the ball to Ceithaml
who lateraled back to Kuzma, swing-
ing wide to his right. Tom, who gave
a very fine exhibition of passing skill
all day . . . the best of his still young
career . . . faded back slightly, cocked
his arm and fired a perfect aerial to
Fraumann who was racing all alone
for pay dirt. Beautifully executed, the
play was good for 13 yards and cli-
maxed a sustained 66-yard drive. Mel-
zow converted this one, too, to make it
4. Trailing for the first time, the
Scarlet Scourge altered this situation
in short order.' They took the kickoff
and rolled from their own 29 all the
way to pay dirt without an interrup-
tion. Graf's acurate aerials, comple-
mented by occasional plunges and end
sweeps backed up the Wolverines
to their own one yard line, from
where wingback Tob Kinkade leaped
over left guard for the score. Halla-
brin again converted to make it 14-14
with four minutes, 26 seconds left in
the third quarter.
5. Three minutes into the final pe-
riod the Bucks struck for the last
time. But this time they varied the
procedure. Instead of banging away
at the Wolverine line on a long
march, they combined a short flat
pass with a brilliant run by the speedy
Fisher to count from their own terri-
tory. Graf faded only slightly from
his own 48, looped a short pass to the
fast-moving Fisher over on the left,

... he gave them a team

r .f
Fraumann. Starting tackles Kelto
and junior Al Wistert went the route
without relief, also, as did quarter-
back George Ceithaml, Westfall and
tailback Tom Kuzma. Two other
starters, guard Merv Pregulman and
wingback Paul White were relieved
for only a very few minutes each.
For Ohio State tailback Dick Fish-
er and Jack Graf were outstanding
backs who generated the entire OSU
attack. Behind Ohio's hard-charg-
ing line, spearheaded by Jim Daniell,
George Cheroke, and Fritz Howard,
these two' backs ran, assed and
kicked magnificently. They matched
any pair of backs Michigan has
faced this year.
In a little more detail here is the
account of the scoring:
1. Following two punt exchanges
OSU took the ball at midfield with
the-aid of a 16-yard runback by safe-
ty man Fisher. A pass from fullback
Graf to Fisher took the ball to Mich-
igan's 32. Graf and Fisher ham-
mered to the 26, then combined in
another well-executed pass play to
put the ball on the 15. In three
plays Fisher and Graf smashed to
a first down on the four. Graf failed
at left guard, then fairly exploded
over right tackle for the score. Quar-
terback John Hallabrin converted,
and some four minutes of the first
period remained.
2. Michigan marched from OSU's
40 in the waning minutes of .the first
half all the way for a touchdown in
just seven plays. Featuring the drive
were a spectacular'17-yard reverse
run by White, steady pounding by

a matter which they accomplished in
some five minutes and 13 plays. Ceit-
haml's selection of plays was virtu-
ally faultless in this final period
march. Kuzma and Westfall, Michi-
gan's double-barrelled battering at-
tack, alternated in taking the ball
down to OSU's 21 with eight minutes
left in the ball game.
White displayed great shiftiness in
taking a reverse over left tackle to
the 15. Kuzma, legs driving hard,
moved down to the 10 for a first
down. In two more plays the score
was knotted. Kuzma took it once
more over right tackle to the five,
then with White in motion to the
left, Westfall got the ball, swung out
wide around left end, cut back over
tackle behind perfect interference to
score without being touched. There
followed the heartbreaking miss at
the placement attempt, and the score
remained 20-20 with just six min-
utes, 40 seconds left.
Ohio Tries For Win
And a wild few minutes they were,
too.Ohio took the kickoff and moved
back up the field to their own 45,
where they tried for a first down with
a fourth down plunge instead of
punting safely out of danger. They
elected to try for a win rather than
play for a tie, but lost. Michigan took
possession on the Buck 45 and the
crowd screamed for action.
A drunk gave it to them. After play
was halted and resumed, Kuzma
passed from the 42, but it was inter-
cepted by Kinkade and the threat was
nullified. Fisher was forced to punt
after a series of line bucks and the
Wolverines again gained possession
on their own 25 with two minutes
remaining. They swept back past
midfield on Kuzma's passing arm, but
the final gun ended the game.
There were four outstanding Wol-
verine threats which did not pay off.
Once White was behind the Scarlet
and Gray secondary, but couldn't
quite reach a long Kuzma pass, which
would certainly have been good all
the way.
Michigan Goes To OSU Seven
In the first period Michigan went
all the way down to the Ohio seven
but the Bucks held for downs, Michi-
gan's fourth try, a fake variation of
the backward lateral, backfiring com-
pletely when Westf all was stopped
cold. Shortly thereafter, the Maize
and Blue threatened again, but a
Kuzma pass was intercepted by How-
ard on Ohio's three yard line.
Then in the last couple minutes of
the third period the Maize and. Blue
machine had a first down on Ohio's
six. But a reverse by White and
three power smashes by Kuzma
couldn't dent the furiously scrapping
Buckeye forward wall.
And so, 30 for a great game, a great
gang of players, and a great grid
* * *
Qhio State Michigan
rFox LE Fraumann
Daniell LT Wistert
Howard LG Kolesar
Vickroy C Ingalls
Cheroke RG Pregulman
Stephenson RT Kelto
Shaw RE Sharpe
Hallabrin QB Ceithaml
Fisher LH Kuzma
Kinkade RH White
Graf FB Westfall
OHIO STATE .. 7 0 7 6-20
MICHIGAN ... 0 7 7 6-20
Ohio State scoring: 'Touchdowns,
Graf, Kinkade, Fisher; points after
touchdown, Hallabrin 2 (placekicks.)
Michigan scoring: Touchdowns,
Kuzma, Fraumann, Westfall; points

'I- j
Some Topers' Tales*...
BIG BILL MELZOW, after kicking
seven consecutive extra points, let
one slip off the side of his foot yes-
terday and provided a heart-break-
ing finish to a great career for one
of the most popular guys ever to play
football for the University of Michi-
There were few Michigan fans in
the stands who didn't have the ut-
most confidence that Bill's foot was
going to propel the pigskin right be-
tween the uprights and give Michigan
a 21-20 lead with the game almost
over. Hadn't he kicked four straight
against Columbia in his last game?
Hadn't he booted two perfect con-
versions already in this contest?
Well, yes, he had. But the foot-
ball fates, seeming to sense that an
injustice was about to be done to
a great Ohio State team intervened
and sent the ball soaring off to the
left. For the first time in seven
attempts, Melzow had missed.
But that, after all, was as it should
have been. Had Bill made good the
conversion, it would have been tough
medicine for a great gang of Buck-
eyes who played their heads off in an
attempt to take home a victory over
the favored Wolverines. And almost
succeeded, too. Here's one hat that's
off in tribute to Paul Brown and his
squad, one of the best we've seen this
quite a few spectators at yesterday's
game who didn't seem to take very
seriously the request by the Board
in Control of Physical Education that
they refrain from excessive alcoholic
indulgence. More than at any other
game in Ann Arbor this fall, as a
matter of fact.
One lad who is probably mighty
embarrassed this morning is the
unidentified gent who danced gaily
about in the north end zone, then
raced out to midfield, eluded the
referee and attempted to put a
vicious tackle on Tommy Kuzma..
The Hoosier Hurricane got a chew-
ed up finger out of the encounter, and
the drunk did a fadeout and was
carried from the field by four burly
minions of the law. We'd like to bet
that fellow will be just a little bit
disgusted with himself when his
friends tell him about the exhibition
he put on in front of 85,753 amused
Top story of the day, in our esti-
matign, is the one about the sligl'tly
pie-eyed gentleman who purchased
two tickets from a scalper, then pro-
duced a small brown envelope, saying,
"Here, you can have these too. I got
on the Wrong train."
The puzzled ticket speculator
took time off from his business to
open the envelope and found inside
a pair of $3.30 tickets to the Notre
Dame-Southern California game at
South Bend.

At Minneapolis ...
Minnesota's mighty tide of football
empire-with Captain Bruce Smith
brilliantly riding the 'crest of the
wave-swept over Wisconsin today
to carry the Gophers to the Big Ten
and National Football Champidn-
With Smith winding up his college
career in All-American fashion, Min-
nesota rolled over the Badgers 41 to
6 to run their winning streak to 17
straight games and give the Gophers
the remarkable record of six Western
Conference titles in eight years.
This Minnesota team was one of
the all-tiihe great Gopher elevens
today-and Smith was the big rea-
son. The moment he entered the
battle he sparked a power blast which
almost blew the game Badgers out of
Memorial Stadium. And when he
hobbled from the game late in the
final period after figuring in four
Gopher touchdowns, the crowd oft2,-
894 stood to give him a mighty ova-
Gopher Line Too Strong
Minnesota's great line gave Wis-
consin little chance today, smother-
ing the Badger attack monotonously
except for one Badger surge. That
drive paid tribute to fullback Pat
Harder, who climaxed a second period
drive with a tremendous 10-yard scor-
ing charge on which he bowled over
three Gophers as though they were
The Gophers, leaders of the Asso-
ciated Press National Rankings Poll
through most of the season, didn't
have Smith in the lineup as they
started this game which wound up a
second straight undefeated and un-
tied season.
Twice this Minnesota line came
through acid tests. In the third pe-
riod Wisconsin drove to the Minne-
sota six, only to lose the ball on
downs. In the fourth the Badgers
got to the Gopher 12, again seeing
their attack falter and break. In
first downs, Minnesota led 14 to 11
and the Gophers gained 249 yards
by rushing to 131 for their red-shirted

the 31-yard-line early in the second
quarter. Steve Juzwik wasted no
time running it to the USC six, and
in two plays the charging Evans had
tied the score and Juzwik had put
the Irish ahead with his lacement
Evans recovered a Trojan fumble
on the Southern California 45 later
that period. Then Bertelli started
firing-to Bob Dove on the 26-to
Juzwik on the 20-to Dove again on
the four. And after Evans made a
yard Juzwik bounded the last three
yards to put the Irish ahead, 13-6.
Juzwik's kick was blocked.
Trojans Hit Pay Dirt
Bob Musick passed 10 yards to
Douglas Essick. Musick ran for an-'
other 10. He passed to Paul Taylor
on the Irish 23, and shot another
to Essick on the five. Then came his.
inerring five-yard touchdown throw
to Bill Bledsoe, substitute quarter-
back, and the Trojans left the field
for the intermission behind only 1.-
Bertelli and the Irish were still
around, however. Evans took a USC
punt on his own 40 and ran it five
yards. Bertelli passed to Dove for 11
yards, and to Harry Wright for eight.
Evans and Juzwik picked up seven
yards running and Angelo threw
again to Wright on the Trojan 18.
Then he fired the payoff pass to
Evans, who went over. Juzwik's kick
put the Irish ahead, 20-12.
Southern California raged the
spectre of upset once more, a Mike
Anderson to Taylor lateral and a for-
ward to Joe Davis netting 24 yards
to the Notre Dame eight. Robertson
rushed across for the touchdown. But
Jones failed to pass for the point.
Notre Dame took the kickoff and
held on to the finish. .
At Evanston...
Robert C. Zuppke, the little man no
longer there, ended a brilliant 29-year
coaching career today emotionally
watching his last "fighting Illini" go
down to a crushing defeat before
Northwestern, 27 to 0.
A crowd of 35,00 sat through the
dreary afternoon to witness the wind-
up, which also ended the intercol-
legiate career of Northwestern's Bill
De Correvont, once a most fabulous
prep star. De Correvont, running and
passing beautifully, scored three of
the Wildcats' four touchdowns be-
fore leaving the game in the third
Zuppke Receives Plaque
Before the game, the 62-year-old
Zuppke, whe resigned a few days ago,
was presented with a silver plaque
in recognition of his sportsmanship
and long service at Illinois. Kenneth
L. Wilson, Northwestern's Director of
Athletics who played on Zuppke's 1919
team, made the presentation. Zup-
pke also was given an "N" Blanket,
the first he had ever received. He.
failed to earn one in his undergrad-
uate days at Wisconsin.
The powerful Wildcats were far
superior to the tricky and light Illi-
nois team, rolling up 220 yards on the
ground to 78 for the Illini.

Scores .. .
Army 7, West Virginia 6
Boston Colleger19. Boston U. 7
Temple 31, Holy Cross 13
Pennsylvania 16, Cornell 0
Penn State 31, Pittsburgh 7
Auburn 13, Villanova 0
Lafayette 47, Lehigh 7
Drexel 7, Swarthmore 0
Navy 23, Princeton 0
Gettysburg 31, Dickinson 17
Georgia 35, Dartmouth 0
Forfdham 35, St. Mary's (Calif.) 7
Bucknell 42, Albright 0
Tennessee 20, Kentucky 7
Vanderbilt 7. Alabama 0
Mississippi State 49, Millsaps 6
Southwestern 0, Centenary 0
Florida 14, Georgia Tech 7
Clemson 34, Furman 6
Duke 55; North Carolina State 6
Iowa State 12, Kansas State 12
Nebraska 14, Iowa 13
Missouri 45, Kansas 6
Oklahoma tl,, Marquette 14
Evansville 26, Arkansas A & M 6
Tulsa 20, Drake 6
Mississippi 18, Arkansas 0
Southern Methodist 14, Baylor 0
Loyola (L. A.) 7, New Mexico 3
Colo. State 22, Brigham Young 7
Idaho 39, Montana State 0
Grinnell 12, Colorado College 0
Oregon 19, Washington 16
Oregon State 27, Montana 0
Washington State 59 Gonzaga 0
San Francisco 20, San Jose State 0
Oregon Edges Out
Washgton, 19-16
SEATTLE, Nov. 22-()-The Uni-
versity of Oregon's touchdown twins
-Tommy Roblin and Curt Mecham-
outscored and outlasted the Univer-
sity of Washington Huskies today to
knock the Washingtonians out' of
further Rose Bowl contention with a
stirring 19 to 16 victory.
It was hard runing, 188 pound
Roblin whose smashing gains and
accurate passes played the chief part
in the triumph before 30,00 fans.
He boomed 35 yards off right
tackle for the first' Oregon touch-
down in the third quarter, and he
passed 25 yards to Mecham who ra
15 more for the second touchdown.
After Mecham passed 25 yards to
Newquist in the fourth period for
what proved the winning score, Rob-
line, with only seconds, remaining,
managed to squirm across his own
goal line to give Washington an in-
tentional safety. He almost got drop-
ped on his own one-foot line and as
it was fourth down, the Huskies would
have taken over there.

At South Bend ...
Notre Dame's mighty fodtball war-
riors achieved their -undefeated sea-
son today, first since the 19.29 Knute
Rockne team, but they had the scare
of their lives before it went into the
record book.
The Irish defeated Southern Calif-
ornia, 20-18, before 56,000 spectators
but the Trojans, credited with only
a so-so season, were the first to score.
The West Coast eleven trailed only
13-12 at the half and then roared
out with a late fourth period touch-
down to pull within two points of
Notre Dame.
Again it was Angelo Bertelli'a
passing mastery that saved Notre
Dame and gave it a final 1941 rating
of eight victories and the scoreless
tie against Army. Two Ber.telli passes
set up the second Irish touchdown
and he rammed #n 18-yard throw to
teammate Fred (Dippy) Evans for
the third period touchdown-the oxl,
that gave Notre Dame its margin of
Evans Has Punt Blocked
The trouble Notre Dame was to
have from the scrapping Trojan elev-
en became apparent on the second
play after the opening kickoff, when
Evans' punt was blocked and South-
ern California took the ball on the
[rish 33-yard-line. Bob Robertson
torpedoed a pass to Ralph Heywood
for a touchdown. Bob Jones' try for
the point was blocked, however.
The Irish didn't get over the shock
all that initial period. When they did
revive, it was because a Southern
California punt got no further than

who gathered it in, evaded Tip Lock-
ard, side-stepped Kuzma with a mar-
velous shift of his. hips, and outran
the Michigan defenses to the goal.
'Hallabrin's crucial kick was wide as
the crowd roared.
6. Now it was the Wolverines' turn
to take the kickoff and go all the way,

An Upset That Almost Proved Fatal


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First Downs ............................. .....15
Yards GainedRushing (net) ....................179
Forward Passes Completed ........................6
Yards by Forward Passing ........................ 124f
Yards Lost, Attempted Forward Passes............. 0
Forward Passes Intercepted by .................... 2
Yards Gained Run-Back of Intercepted Passes ...... 11
Punting Average (from scrimmage) ................ 37
Total Yards, All Kicks Returned .1..................83
Opponents' Fumbles Recovered .................... 1
Yards Lost 'by Penalties4.......................... 5



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Cartoon Revue -Peter Arno .
Treasury of Gilbert & Sullivan . .
The Opera - Brockway . . . . . .
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Armies on Wheels - S. L. A. Marshall.
Berlin Diary - William Shirer .

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Verily, drink is an evil thing.
SPECTATORS at yesterday's game
were provided with a little extra
entertainment after the final whistle
had blown as the two teams engaged
in a spirited battle for the ball. Every
member of both teams was in on the
struggle which ended with Michigan
gaining possession of the precious
Evidently they just wanted to prove
they could get it, however because
the Wolverines' Capt. Bob Westfall
later took it across the runway to
the Buckeye dressing room and turn-
ed it over to the visitors, a trophy
which they will probably treasure for
a long time. No one could ask a
better souvenir than that ball which
went through 60 minutes of the great-
est offensive football ever seen.
It was a swell gesture, too, for
one team to make to an opponent
with which it had just engaged in
one of the cleanest games ever
played. Don't get us wrong. There
was no lack of fight out there yes-
terday. Both teams wanted to win
but they went about it in the right
way. They kept it clean.
Although yesterday's battle put a
bit of a dent in Michigan's 1941 rec-
ord, no one should express anything



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