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TUESDAY, OCT.2 6, 194?




To Keep Bob

Wiese Out Of Gopher Game

IGets Chance ,Saturday

Both Lund, Boor Set To Start

Against Minnesota On Saturday

The Cracker Barrel
By Mike Dan

That old Minnesota jinx has turned
up ahead of schedule this year to
blight Michigan's victory chances,
this time in the form
of an ankle injury
to Bob Wiese which'
will probably keep -
the sophomore full-
back star out of the
Gopher tilt next'
Saturday in St.Paul.
Wiese was hurt in
the third quarter of
the Northwestern -"
game last week-end<
when he sprained'
his ankle after a
seventeen - yard BOB WIESE
plunge through the
center of the Wildcat line. Examina-
tions immediately after the game
seemed to indicate that the injury
was not serious enough to put Wiese
out of commission for very long. But
closer scrutiny of the sprain by team
physician, Dr. A. W. Coxon and
trainer Ray Roberts has proved that

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the extent of the injury is greater
than they suspected.
When Coach Fritz Crisler heard the
report of Wiese's condition yesterday
he said that it looked like his starting
fullback was lost for the Minnesota
game, adding that an injury of that
type usually takes about ten days or
more to heal sufficiently.
The blow to Michigan's strength as
they begin preparations for what may
be considered their biggest game of
the season is an equally nasty one to
Wiese himself. The husky youngster
from Jamestown, N. D., who has
proved his caliber as regular fullback
in his first year of Varsity competi-
tion, was just beginning to hit his
peak and any member of the Wildcat
squad will attest to that.
Wiese In Form
It Was Wiese who put on a one-man!
line-busting show in the first twelve
minutes of Saturday's game, finally
going over for the initial Wolverine
score which seemed to take the life
out of Northwestern for the remain-
der of the afternoon. Just before the
accident occurred Wiese had returned
a Wildcat punt 77 yards to set up
another Michigan score. Even on the
fatal play itself Wiese had reeled off
seventeen yards more over center, be-
fore several Northwestern tacklers
downed him, twisting his ankle in
the attempt.
Luckily, Michigan isn't without
capable reserves to fill in for Wiese.
Crisler will start either Don Boor or
Don Lund in his place. Boor was
slated for the regular fullback post
before the season began, but a recur-
rence of an old leg injury laid him
up for several weeks, and by the time
he was back in shape, Wiese had
proved too valuable a man to remove
from the lineup. Boor is ready to go
now, hoWe("er, and I has plenty of
pbwer to hurl at the Gopher line him-
-Lund To Start
Lund' is another sophomore who
has shown his worth in action. In the
State game he ,stole .the show, more
or less, in the last period,' at one time
carrying the bail five times in a row
for an average gain of seven yards per
try.. Either he or' Boor are excellent
replacement~s or Wiese.
The squad rested. up' yesterday,
spending the afternoon watching
movies of the Purple game. The films
proved one thing in particular, name-
ly,.the(Wolverine pass defense which
Wildcat Otto' Graham pierced sub-
cessfully twenty out of twenty-nine
times, will have plenty of work done
on it today and tomorrow.

.. .. ...RG. U S. AT. FF.

Don Lund, sophomore back from
Detroit, should get his big chance
Saturday when he will probably
replace the injured Bob Wiese at
Big Ten
OSU Gets Good News
COLUMBUS, O., Oct. 19.-(/P)-
Some nice news was passed around.
as Ohio State's Bucks began training
today for their battle Saturday with
Northwestern at Evanston, Ill.
Trainer Ernie Biggs reported that
Dante Lavelli, an end who wrenched
his knee severely in the Southern
California game 10 days ago, was re-
covering rapidly and might be able
to play against the Wildcats. Lavelli
sat on the sidelines as the fast and
powerful Bucks crushed Purdue 26 'to
0 Saturday.
Gopher Stars Back
MINEAPOLIS, Oct. 19. U (P) -
Things were definitely on the bright
side in the Gopher campus today as
Bill Garnaas and Bill Daley took over
at quarterback and left half on the
first team. It was Garnaas' best
workout since he injured his knee
in the opening game of the season
against -Pittsburgh.,

EVER since the Gophers neat Michi-
gan back in 1934, Wolverine gridd-
ers have insisted that they would get
even with Minnesota when next the
two teams met.
So each year, about a week before
the big game, the Michigan squad
would have signs all over the locker
room saying-THIS IS OUR YEAR-
But the Gophers have continued to
This time, however, the week be-
fore the Minnesota clash, all the big
talk about beating the Gopher is
gone, the boys aren't putting up the
usual pre-game signs. Not because
they don't want to win, but because
they don't have the time.
As Capt. George Ceithaml puts
it, "We will let somebody else do the
talking for a change. We have a
job cut out for us
and aren't going to .
let off steamuni
it's done."r
From the reserve
fullback on the
"red-shirts" to Fritz'
Crisler himself the-
slogan of the Michi-
gan crew is "stick to
business - there is
plenty of it".
We can't remem-
ber any game in the
past four years that CEITHAML
has made the Maize
and Blue squad want to get out and
give their all in practice as much as
this 1942 Gopher game.
For example, Monday is usually a
day when the'boys take it easy, show
up at 4 o'clock, talk in the locker
room for a half hour and then see the
pictures of their latest game.
But yesterday it was a different
story, everyone showed up at 3:30,
as soon as they had their equipment
on they went out to limber up, then
they all ran (not walked) back to
the field house to see the North-
western pictures. They had plenty
of hustle, and one would have
thought it was Friday, not Monday.
Some may say, those are just little
things. In themselves maybe they are.

But, I am dead sure Minnesota, and
their Coach Dr. George Hauser,
won't find them very consoling.
* *
R OB WIESE'S leg injury came at an
unfortunate time in his collegiate
football career.
More than any other game, Bob
wanted to play against Minnesota.
Although he hails from North
Dakota, the Gopher college is the
nearest big school.
Before coming to Ann Arbor,
Wiese couldn't make up his mind
between Minnesota or Michigan,
but finally decided to come here.
From that time until now, he has
wanted to show the folks back
home that he made the right
In Wiese's place will probably be
Don Lund, a boy who wants to play
against Minnesota as much as any-
body. He's a big, blond, blue-eyed
Swede, the kind of a guy you would
expect to find on the Gopher squad.
On top of this, Don is the cousin of
the famous ''Pug'' Lund who used to
be a terror in the Minnesota back-
It might take a Swede to beat a
Swede Saturday, so Fritz Crisler
can be thankful for having Lund
around to do just that.

'Blues' Prevail
As Coaches Do
Post - Mortems
Ray Eliot, Illinois-That Tom Far-
mer of Iowa is a great passer. That
was a grand bunch of Iowa boys and
we had a swell game. Both teams
seemed a bit sluggish. The heat, you
Eddie Anderson, Iowa-They really
wanted to win that one. We saw the
Illinois team disintegrate before our
attack in 1939 just as Illinois dis-
organized us today. Our Hawks got
going only twice.
Glenn Presnell, Nebraska-Our line
played fine ball, but we've got to do
something about our offense, but we
couldn't do much about it against
that Minnesota line. We had a rough
row with three Big Ten teams in
four games, and were not too deep
any place.
George Hauser, Minnesota-I'm
pleased with the play of my sopho-
mores, but we've got a long way to
go to get any place with the rest of
our schedule. I was surprised at the
defensive strength of the Nebraska
Babe Hollinberry, Washington
State-It must be my football team.
We were terrible. In fact, we stank.
The whole thing was that our line
was outplayed by USC.tThe Trojans
have twice the offense of any team
we have met this year*

NEW YORK, ocr. 19.-(A)--Col-
lege football attendance, as re-
flected in 127 games played.so far
this season by 44 colleges of major
caliber is 25% less than a year ago.
A number of reasons are given
for the changes in individual
cases, such as adverse weather
conditions at games that ordinar-
ily would draw capacity crowds,
the failure of one team or an-
other to measure up to its usual
standard as a drawing card or
schedule games that replaced big
games with lesser ones, but only
two apply to the whole list-trans-
portation and the war.


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Here is something 'that we found
on the Sports page of the Daily Cali-
fornian-who says the students of
the nation are not war-conscious?
TO THE EDITOR: We present this
as a refutation to the letter sent to
you by 50 misinformed Sophs.
Just where are all those dinks that
are supposed to constitute the "rec-
ord" low sales claimed by the spirit-
less men of '45? And we have yet to
see one green ribbon adorning the
coiffeur of our adorable feminine
In regard to resistance to vigil-
antes, we are conserving most of
our energy for the brawl at which
time we intend to make our actions
speak for us. By the way, where is
the resistance and vigorousness of
te Soph Big "C" guards?
More than all this, we doubt if
there is organization enough in the
class of '45 to get together a four-
some for bridge!
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Michigan's Stalwart Line.. .Seven Oak Posts'


It is impossible to give enough
credit to the seven stellar linemen on
the Michigan forward wall for their
part in the 34-16 victory over the
Wildcats from Northwestern. These
men, rapidly becoming known as the
"Seven Oak Posts", are being touted
by sports writers as the best line
Coach Fritz Crisler has ever had to
work with. They proved this last
It was this fast charging forward
wall that held the Purple and White's
ground offensive to a mere twenty-six
yards. It was this line that blocked
savagely for the Michigan ball carri-
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Merv Pregulman, who scored a touch-
down on a 35-yard runback of an in-
tercepted pass in the third quarter.
It was only after the first string line
had been given its first rest of the
year in the final period, that the
Wildcats started any real offensive,
when Otto Graham filled the air with
passes to enable Northwestern to
score two touchdowns.
It would be difficult to single out
one lineman as the lineman of the
day. Julie Franks, guard, made three
sensational "submarine" tackles to
thwart the Northwestern offensive
by throwing its backs for losses, twice
for over five yards. Elmer Madar, Al
Wistert, and Franks pulled Graham
down for losses of fifteen or more
yards as he was attempting to pass.
Goal Line Stand
But it would be unfair to give all
the credit to one or two of the line-
men. It held all afternoon. It was a
unit, impenetrable. In the third quar-
ter it staged a goal line stand inside
its own five yard line. Confident that
Northwestern would not try to pass,
Michigan assumed a seven-four de-
fensive position that staved off the
The line blocked very effectively all
afternoon. The holes opened up for
the Wolverine backs were big enough
to drive a truck through. On end runs
and off tackle plays the ball carriers
had more than enough blocking. The
line also blocked sensationally on
Michigan's return of punts. Wistert
especially stood out in this depart-
ment. Because of this blocking Michi-
gan held the edge over the Wildcats
in yardage gained in punt returns.
The ends and tackles were espe-
cially fast in getting down under
Michigan's punts to slow down the
fast Graham and Nick Vodick. Here

again it was Wistert who generally
was the first man down.
At least two of the Micigan linemen
gave performances that would do
credit to any All-American. These
men were Franks and Wistert. But
from end to end, from Sharpe to
Madar, the Michigan line was sensa-
tional. Every man played one of the
best games of his career. The "Seven
Oak Posts" of the Wolverines are
ready to bring back the Little Brown
Jug to Ann Arbor next Saturday.
Bierman Bemoans
Plight Of Seahawks
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Oct. 19.- ()-
I've never seen a team fall so com-
pletely apart in all my years of coach-
ing experience," Lt. Col. Bernie Bier-
man commented today on Notre
Dame's 27 to 0 trouncing Saturday
of his previously undefeated Iowa
Seahawk team.
And Bierman wasted little time in
putting the Navy boys back to work.
Scrimmage was the main dish to-
day for the entire squad, with the
exception of three players who were
injured Saturday - centers John
Haman and George Svendsen and
tackle Charley Schultz.
Students will be able to collect
their refunds on tickets from the
Great Lakes game by presenting
the tag from their ticket book at
the Athletic Office any time
through Friday. Refunds will not
be made after this time.
Harry Tillotson,
Ticket Manager

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