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Michigan,_Northwestern Meet In Homecoming

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Conference Opener For Wolverines,
Will Feature Kuzma, Graham Duel


(Continued from Page 1)
undefeated Conference campaign,
and all Wolverine energy and effort
bent to that end, Michigan will meet
fire with fire in the huge Stadium
Pinning their hopes on the rock-
ribbed forward wall which has well-
earned its nickname of the "Seven
Oak Posts," the Wolverines will enter,
the fray at full strength for the first,
time this season. They've humbled.
two foes, Great Lakes'and Michigan
State, and they've fought a terrific
but losing battle against what is
probably the greatest team in the
nation, the Iowa Seahawks, without
the services of their four-star triple
threat halfback, Tom Kuzma, the
thunderbolt from Gary who was be-
ing touted as an All-American before
the season started.
Kuzma Ready To Play
And today the battering Kuzma is
ready. He hasn't seen a moment's
action this year, a year which was
expected to be a sensational one for
his piston-pounding legs and accur-
ate right arm,*and he'll make his de-
but as a junior against the snarling
Wildcats. With Kuzma back in the
lineup, the Michigan machine is
geared to its highest ratio of power
and speed, and it's this power and
speed, coupled with the same fight.
that has been present in every Wol-
verine tilt this season, that will at-
tempt to turn back the frenzied Wild-
To offset Kuzma, Northwestern has
its own stellar backfield star, Otto
ast Call
Burr, Patterson
America's' Oldest Fraternity,

ference choice last year, and Bud
Hasse will give the Wildcats two
standout ends for Michigan to tie
down, while in Ray Vincent and War-
ren Karlstad, Northwestern possesses
two hard-charging tackles who have
more than the average amount of
speed. The 215 pound Karlstad re-
places the brilliant Alf Bauman, lost
by graduation, while Vincent won his
spurs last season as a sophomore.
Kapter Is Top Lineman
At the guards, Wildcat Coach Lynn
Waldorf will use Captain Nick Burke
and Alex Kapter. Kapter is consid-
ered the leading linemanI on the
Northwestern squad by many, and
it's his smashing charges from his
left guard post that Wolverine scout
Bill Barclay has emphasized in his
reports to Coach Fritz Crisler. Don
Hudson has taken over the center
post, where his play has carried on
the Wildcat tradition of good pivot-
Ceithaml At Quarter
For Michigan it will be Captain
George Ceithaml at quarter, Kuzma
at left half, Paul White at right half
and Bob Wiese at fullback. Ceithaml
will likely be called on once again to
perform his iron-man stunts, which
have kept him in every game for all
but one minute total playing time
this season. Don Robinson, who can
play both halfbacks with equal abil-
ity, may be a surprise starter at either
Crisler will stick to the same line
which has performed so brilliantly in
all three games, which means that
the "Seven Oak Posts" will remain
intact and, barring injury, will prob-
ably play almost the entire game.;
Elmer Madar and Phil Sharpe at the
ends, Al Wistert and Bill Pritula at
the tackles, Bob Kolesar and Julie
Franks at the guards, andMary Pre-
gulman at center will be the starting
Wolverine forward wall.

Otto Graham ... Out to play a
repeat performance of last year's
sterling effort in which he sparked
Northwestern's attack.
Graham, a pass-tossing, running lo-
comotive who combines the best qual-
ities of an elephant and an antelope
when he tucks the pigskin under his
arm and sets sail for the enemy goal-
line. Against Purdue he gained over
100 yards on the ground, while his
passing has netted the Wildcats an
average gain of 124 yards per contest.
Teaming with Graham in the Pur-
ple .backfield are three other juniors,
quarterback Dud. Kean, right half
Dor-Buffmire and fullback Ed Hirsch.
And it may be, the : plunging Hirsch
ta- the. Wildcats :look to for their
maximum yardage on the rain-soak-
ed turf today.=...
Field To Be Slippery
With the heavy downpour of the
paste few days certain to make the
ground slippery'rand treacherous,
both teams will likely find it danger-
ous to employ razzle-dazzle tactics
which call for an emphasis on tricky
ball-handling. As a result, Michi-
gan's --high-charged passing attack
may be replaced by the powerful run-
ning offense which tore a game Mich-
igan State line to shreds two weeks
ago. Neither team will have a notice-
able weight advantage to enable it
on the muddy turf.
Thin for the first time in years in
the matter of reserves, Northwestern
will start a line which has won the
plaudits of experts because of its de-
fensive work. Bob Motl, All-Con-

Daily Sports Editor
* * * *a
YOUR COLUMNIST, humble as he may be, managed to top Ann Arbr's f
Board of Experts last week in picking the grid winners. I missed five of
the games, Paul Chandler and Dick Simon each dropped six, while Fred
Delano and Mike Dann muffed seven apiece. I'm going to try it again, rightIw
below, while the selections of the Board appear elsewhere on this page. J0
Michigan-Northwestern: The Wildcats are fighting mad, mostly attil
themselves for losing to Purdue. Michigan is always fighting mad, it seems,
and Tom Kuzma's back to give Otto Graham a run for the running honors. fo
It'll be Michigan. w
Michigan State-Marquette: The Spartans are coming along, like all ir
Charley Bachman teams do after the season gets under way. Michigan State o
to improve even more this time. B
Indiana-Pittsburgh: Pitt got two good games out of its system against
Southern Methodist and Great Lakes. It can't have many more left, and D
Indiana has a really topflight backfield. Indiana. r
Illinois-Iowa: Eeny-meeny-mini-mo, this corner takes Iowoe. And p
don't ask why.
Minnesota-Nebraska: The Gophers have lost twice in a row, so today vi
it's their show. Minnesota, and by plenty.
Ohib State-Purdue: A slight suspicion lurks that the Buckeyes are over- I
rated. They met Indiana when Indiana wasn't quite ready, and then they
beat a weak Fort Knox team and a weak Southern Cal team. Purdue proved I
last week that it isn't a weak team and that it's just beginning to hit its ir
stride. Purdue, in the upset of the day.
Wisconsin-Great Lakes: Wisconsin is stronger this year than ever, but
it's about time for that Great Lakes power to explode some place. Here's a
vote for it to explode all over the Badgers.
Notre Dame-Iowa Seahawks: After seeing those Seahawks, we'll string
along with them until proven wrong.
Army-Columbia: Jim Edwards wrote this week after we picked Army
to lose last week. Thanks for the letter, Jim. and we'll take Army this
time on the basis of too much power for Paul Governali's passing feats to
Colgate-Duke: Colgate is one of the East's powerhouses. Duke is one of
the South's weak spots. Need more be said.
Penn State-Cornell: Penn State, likewise, is an Eastern choice for sec-
tional honors. It's also our choice over Cornell.
Dartmouth-Harvard: On the basis of the Crimson's surprise showing
against William & Mary and Dartmouth's loss of too many lettermen, we'll
make this one Harvard.
Holy Cross-Syracuse: Neither one is going far, but Holy Cross will go
the farthest today.
Navy-Yale: A tough one. The Bulldog has been sick all year, and it
may get over it today. Anyway, Navy still hasn't impressed. Yale, but it's
Penn-Princeton: The Tigers are better than first thought, while Penn
is just as good as earlier rated. Which is better than the Tigers.
LSU-Mississippi: LSU to smother the Muddy River boys with too many
fast backs.
TCU-Texas A&M: Two favorites for the Southwest crown. It's a toss-
up, and this coin came out for TCU.
Tennessee-Alabama: And two favorites for the South's best. Anybody's
game, and we hope it's 'Bama's.
Ex perts Continue To Pick 'Em-Right?
ndel Paul Ch'ndler Dick Simon Fred Delano Mike Dann
ditor AP UP Pub. DirectorAss't. Spt. Ed. Consensus
an Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan
ate Mich. State Marquette Marquette Mich. State Mich. State
a Indiana Pitt Indiana Indiana Indiana
Iowa Illinois Illinois Iowa Iowa
ta Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota
e Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State
akes Great Lakes Wisconsin Wisconsin Great Lakes Great Lakes
ks Seahawks Notre Dame Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
Army Columbia Army Columbia Army
e Colgate Colgate Colgate Colgate Colgate
ate Penn State Penn State Penn State Penn State Penn State
d Dartmouth Harvard Dartmouth Harvard Harvard
ross Holy Cross Holy Cross Syracuse Holy Cross Holy Cross
Navy Navy Navy Yale Navy
Penn Penn Penn Penn Penn
Mississippi LSU LSU Mississippi LSU
Texas A & M TCU TCU Texas A & M TCU
a Alabama Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee
lara Oregon St. Santa Clara Santa Clara Oregon St. Santa Clara
Midwest Gridiron Angles
Wisconsin-Great Lakes on how effectively they bottle up

Joltin' Billy Hillenbrand, Hoosier
CHICAGO, Oct. 16.-(YP)-A Great backfield ace who has gained heavily
Lakes team whose line outweighs its on the ground and completed 12 of
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Marquette-Mich. State ....
Indiana-Pittsburgh .......
Illinois-Iowa .............
Minnesota-Nebraska ......
Ohio State-Purdue ........
Wisconsin-Great Lakes ....
Iowa Seahawks-Notre Dam
Army-Columbia ..........
Colgate-Duke ............
Penn State-Cornell .......
Dartmouth-Harvard ......
Holy Cross-Syracuse ......
Navy-Yale ...............
Louisiana State-Mississippi
TCU-Texas A & M ........
Tennessee-Alabama .......
Santa Clara-Oregon State.
UCLA-California .........

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meets undefeated Wisconsin tomor-
row before an expected crowd of 30,-
000 in Soldier's Field.
The Badgers, held to a 7-7 tie with
Notre Dame in among victories over
Camp Grant, Marquette and Mis-
souri, will depend on a thundering
backfield of Pat Harder, Elroy Hirsch
and Mark Hoskins to carry them past
Great Lakes' assortment of former
college and professional stars.
This Great Lakes team has yet to
show it is the caliber of the world war
sailor aggregation that went unde-
feated in 10 games and won the Rose
Bowl contest from another service
eleven, the Mare Island Marines.
LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 16.- (P)-
Minnesota's Galloping Gophers, who
haven't galloped hard enough or far
enough on the last two Saturdays,
and Nebraska's Cornhuskers, cleanly
shucked by Indiana a week ago, will
see what they can do about getting
back on the victory trail in an Inter-
Conference football game here to-
Both teams probably will be handi-
rnnM byhuhap'LriPa3inbivc, i~a $-Nit n1,

rnaiict, BILL SAWYER

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