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September 26, 1942 - Image 7

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Meet 'M'
State, Minus 20 Lettermen,
To Bring Team Made Up
Of UntriedSophomores
Michigan To Play
Weakened Squad
Michigan will get one of its two
probable "breathers" of the season
next Saturday when Charley Bach-
man brings his Michigan State Spar-
tan squad over from East Lansing.
Among the twenty odd lettermen
who graduated last year, the bitterest
loss was center Tony Arena, whose
post will be taken over this year by,
either Howard Beyer or Bill Monroe.
The newcomer on the starting
squad is also the white hope of the
Spartan. line, with better than great
things hoped of him. That's Alger
Conner, a 220 pound sophomore, who
ha a the. State' reserve backs :hit-.
ting the dirt with embarrassing con-
sistency so far this fall.
Capable Tackles
With Mangrum and Conner at
tackle, Bachman can breathe a little
easier, but when he looks at the guard
situation his complexion gets a shade
paler. Don LeClair saw only six min-
utes' service in the Wolverine tilt last
year, and George Radelescu, the other
probable starter at that post, has
been -able to win only two minor let-
ters in his grid career at State.
In Bob McNeill, senior flanker from
Tucson, Ariz., Bachman may have an
excellent pass receiver. Roy Fraleigh,
another letterman, will probably start
at the opposite end.
Coach Charley has the reputation
of developing some outstanding backs
from practically hopeless timber, and
this year Dick Kieppe, a senior half-
back, has been throwing passes ac-
curately and consistently in practice
sessions, while sophomore Elbert
Stark of Geneva, Illinois, is keeping
right up there with him.l
Pawlowski Best Blocker
Another embryo halfback star is
Walt Pawlowski, a five-foot-five 148
pound chunk of granite, who has
turned out to be the best blocker on
the squad.
The most likely starting quarter-
back is Bill Milliken, a cagy junior
from Chicago's Senn High.
Roundfng out the State backfield,
we Lind a hefty battering ram, Ed
Ripmaster, out for much of the sea-
son, doing some admirable line
smashing in practice, according to
the grapevine.

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Speed, Deception
Whip Grea Lakes
STADIUM PRESS BOX, 5:15 P.M.-A Michigan team whose speed
and deception would not be denied, today turned in a startling 9-0 victory
over the Sailors from Great Lakes Naval Training Station in today's
greatest football upset.
The- ponderous Sailors couldn't stay with the bevy of light, fleet
backs and ends that Coach Fritz Crisler threw into the game, and not
until the fourth quarter did they manage to show much of their vaunted
With Chappius, Robinson, and Wise threading the needle with their
passes, and White, Ceithaml, Sharpe, and Madar hauling them down, the
Wolverines displayed their best passing attack in recent years.
They struck through the air to get into position for both scores, a
second period touchdown and a"
third period field goal.
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First Quarter
Great Lakes, winning the flip, elec-
ted to kick to Michigan.' Because
Michigan lined up incorrectly, the
Sailors kicked again from the 45 yard
line after White had returned a pre-
vious kick to the 39 yard line.
Wise accepted the long kick this '

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Captain George Ceithaml and Coach Fritz Crisler are shown talk-
ing before the game; those smiles on their faces may mean that they
had inside information that Michigan was going to down the Sailors,
no matter what the so-called dopesters predicted as the outcome of
the game.
Phantom Paul White Puts On A Show

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Highlights From The Stadium's
Pressbox Tell Of Game's Color

Preston Ie.
Daniell 1. t.1
Radovitch 1. g.I
Nelson c. l
Zarnas r. g. I
Barber r. t.
Mulleneaux r. e.
Mucha q. b. 1
Smith 1. h.
Popov r. h.
Belichnik f. b. A

Daily Sports Editor
PRESS BOX, Michigan Stadium-
Three Navy bands marched on the
field about 10 minutes prior to start-
ing time. . .the organizations were
from the Naval Training School in
Dearborn, and entertained until the
teams took the field.
Tom Kuzma, the ace Wolvehine
ball carrier, hobbled up to the press
box before the tilt.. .he worked the
box to bench telephone for Fritz
Crisler, spotting mistakes in the
Michigan attack.
Red wasn't a predominant color
in the stands today. . .instead the
camel hair coat had the prefer-
ence of the ladies as well as the
The crowd didn't start to pour into
the mammoth stadium until just a
few minutes before game time. . .until
then there were scarcely 15,000 fans
huddled in the stands.. .most of them
sat between the 25 yard markers..
with less than 1,000 in the end zones.
Michigan's cheerleaders sur-
prised everybody by putting in an
appearance.. .they led the faithful
in a booming ovation as it was
announced that the Maize and
Blue had won the toss. . .too bad
the Wolverine Band wasn't here
to stage a real show.
The stadium field wasn't as soggy
as would be expected after last
night's heavy rain.e. evidently the
ground keepers were on the job with
heavy canvas covers during the night
.the Wolverines caught the Sailors
completely by surprise when they
quick kicked on the third down early
in the first quarter. . .Cliff Wise's
boot rolling to the 11 yard line where
tackle Al Wistert downed it.
Crisler pulled a surprise move
when he sent Don Robinson in at
the wingback post in the middle of'
the first quarter. . .he had indi-
cated he would use Robby at the
tailback position in place of the
injured Kuzma.
Spectators went for the tricky
Michigan offense in a big way. .
especially the basketball type of play
that the Wolverines put into use. .
Cliff Wise shot two beautiful passes
into the arms of Elmer Madar and

Approximately 500 Navy men en-
joyed the game from the east side
of the Stadium.. .they were seated
between the 30 and 40-yard lines...
just how much Tom Kuzma was
missed by the Wolverines was tooj
noticeable in the opening quarter1
...Michigan had the ball inside the
Sailors' 25-yard line for practicallyj
the whole period, but they couldn't
score simply because the Bluejack-
ets were waiting for Weise to crack
the line and there was no other'
back in the Maize and Blue line-up
who could power into that toughf
Great Lakes forward wall.. .never-
theless the entire quarter was dom-
inated by the Wolverines.
Hal Wilson, Sports Editor of The
Daily last year came in from DetroitI
to witness the clash. . .the old Sport-'
folio was fairly confident of a Michi-
gan victory even after seeing the size
of the Sailors before the tilt.
At the opening of the second per-
iod, Crisler sent Robinson back in,
this time at tailback. . .thus Robby
had a fling at both halfback spots...
at one time in the second period,
Michigan had a backfield of George
Ceithaml and three sophomores, Bob
Chappius, Bob Weise, and Frank
Wardley. . .nothing like testing the
boys under fire...
Herm Schneideman didn't get a
great opportunity to show his wares
for the Bluejackets. . .he replaced
Rudy Mucha in the - Great Lakes
backfield and was helped from the
field two plays later.. .
Just after the Wolverines scored
the opening touchdown of the game
with three minutes left to play of the
half, a friendly black pup trotted on
the field wagging his tail in approval
...the spectators got a big laugh out
of it when one of the officials picked
the dog up in his arms and carried
him to the sidelines. I
The Navy bands returned to the
field at half-time, only this time
there were four of them instead of
three.. .the Michigan passing attack
was something to see in that first
half. . .first it was Wise, then Chap-
pius took over, followed by Robinson
. . .all three flipped the pigskin as if
they were born with it in their hands.
General consensus after the first
half was that Great Lakes just wasn't
ready yet. . .they looked big and

Wingback Paul White may not be the man that Fritz Crisler built
his dreams on, but today's performance stamped him as one of the
most elusive right halfbacks ever to wear a Wolverine uniform. He
caught the first touchdown pass, and put on a generally dazzling show
as a man in motion that often had the Sailors befuddled.

time, and plunged to his own 21 yard
line where he was spilled. Wiese
sliced over 'the Indians right guard
for 3 yards. Ceithaml, taling the
ball from White gained a first down.
Wise lateralled to White for no gain,
then passed unsuccessfully to Ceith-
aml on the next down. Playing in
running formation, Wiese quick-kick-
ed, and shot the ball past Great Lakes'
Bruce Smith to the Sailors' 11-yard
Bruce Smith took the ball immed-
iately for a 2 yard gain, tackled by
Wistert. Kolesar and Pregulman
ganged on Belicheck after the Sailors'
husky had stepped to the 18 yard line.
Smith was stopped cold in a line
plunge. Mucha booted to Wiese who
pushed the ball to the 46 before he
was downed by Daniell.
With the ball in midfield, Wiese
plunged through center for 3 yards.
Wise, grabbing the ball from Wiese
shot a long spiral to White who
caught the pigskin on the Great
Lakes 20 yard line, and couldn't be
stopped until he had passed the 9
yard line where Mucha drove, him
to earth. Threatening now, Michigan
sent in Robinson at left half, and
Chappius at right half replacing Paul
White. Chappius drove to the 7 yard
line. Wiese now plowed twice through
the center of the Great Lakes wall,
once for 3% yards, once for % yard.
Ceithaml, trying 'for a score on fourth
down, who stopped dead at the one-
yard line after an unsuccessful
Facing the Michigan team on his
own goal line, Mucha kicked weakly
out of bounds on his own 23 yard
Once more in position to score,
Michigan made 7 yards on the first
play, a drive to the right by Schapies.
Wiese's fumble, although recovered
by Ceithaml, lost 6 yards. A Pregul-
man-White pass was incomplete. But
a Robinson to Sharpe pass was com-
pleted on Great Lakes 11-yard line.
Again Michigan had a scoring oppor-
tunity with a first down deep in en-
emy territory. Schweiger now ran in
to bolster the Great Lakes defense.
Ceithaml lateralled to Wiese who

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