,SATURDAY, NOV. 11, 1944
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Game Promises Clue
To Conference Titlist
Line Play Big Factor in Backfield Duel;
Sprint-Ace Young To Lead Illinois Attack
.Wakin9 the 'un4
By HlANK MANTIIO
Daily Sports Editor
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nute that the figures could easily re-
verse themselves after the final com-
pilations are taken of today's game.
Illinois' principle threat centers
around Claude 'Buddy" Young, whom
Illini fans have affectionately dub-
bed as "the hotfoot." Young is by
all odds the fastest back in America
and his great speed has enabled him
to chalk up 637.5 yards in 51 tries
for an average of 12.5 yards per play.
Young, in addition to his ball-carry-
ing ability, is an excellent man on de-
fense and is also considered a better
than average blocker.
Illini Backs Dangerous
Backing ijp*Young, is an array of
formidable backs: Don Greenwood at
quarter, Paul Patterson at the other
half and Jerry Gies at full. In the
event that Greenwood does not start
at quarter, Bill Butkovich will take
over the signal-calling berth. This
will move Greenwood to the other
half and Young will be dropped from
the starting lineup.
Currently, Michigan is the best all-
around squad in the Western Con-
ference, with 303.5 yard average for
four games, topping the league in
this department. The defense has
held the opposition to only 200 yards
a game. Michigan also leads in the
production of firstdowns, 15.2, and
heads the punting department with a
total of 42 yards per game.
Michigan's attack centers around
Joe Ponsetto at quarter, Eugene Der-
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ricotte and Ralph Chubb at the hal-
ves, and Don Lund at full. Chubb
and Lund made an auspicious debut
in their first starting assignment
against Penn last Saturday.
By WHITNEY MARTIN
NEW YORK, NOV. 10-(,)-There
is an old wheeze to the effect that if
you build a better mousetrap the
world will beat a path to your door
to find out what it's all about.
Well, we don't know about the
mousetrap part, although the Ran-
dolph Field Ramblers must have de-
veloped a pretty fair mousetrap play,
judging from the scores of their
games, but we do know the AAF
Training Command unit has put to-
gether one of the nation's better foot-
ball teams, and very few fans know
much about it outside Texas.
We didn't know much about it our-
selves until we received some expla-
natory publicity material a couple
of days ago. Among the things we
The Ramblers are one of a dozen
or more teams in the training com-
mand which schedule games with
other military or college teams.
Above actual expenses, all the team's
percentage of the proceeds in games
involving college teams goes to arm-
ed force charities. This is the 13th
consecutive season for the Ramblers.
The strength of the 1944 edition is
due in part to the fact the field's
training activities include a para-
chute landing school, and a number
of well-known athletes were transfer-
red there to serve as instructors.
YOUNG BUT TOUGH-Eugene Derricotte and Ralph Chubb, Michi-
gan's two starting halfback;, are both first-year mnen, but that doesn't
mean that they can't hold their own with the more experienced men.
Milan Lazetich, Michiga1 Left
Tackle., BIs Ifor All-American
TODAY is the day that many people have been anticipating with much
enthusiasm, for it will be the day that the Wolverines will meet a fast-
stepping eleven from Illinois in the outstanding game of the week, and
the outcome of this battle will do much to clarify the Big Ten cham-
Defense has been the order of the week for Coach H. O. "Fritz" Cris-
ler's Michigan gridders, as he has tried to buoy the spirits of his squad
in an effort to prove equal to the threatimposed by the Illini speed.
Although Illinois has any one of a number of fast and elusive
backs, the main attention has been focussed on the running of
Claude (Buddy) Young, national sprint champion, who is reputed to
be the fastest football player in the United States at present. Young
has utilized his speed to the gridiron very well, as attested by his
12.5 average yard gain per try in 51 attempts.
A close look at the Western Conference statistics will show how
evenly these teams appear matched and will give fans some idea of the
thrills to expect in a slam-bang ball game.
MICHIGAN is the best all-around squad in the Western Conference, as
the Wolverines 303.5 yard average in four games is tops in that league,
with their defense holding opposition to a mere 200 yards per game.
The Maize and Blue also holds the best percentage in first downs, 15.2,
and their punting total of 42 yards a game gives them the lead in this
department, whereas Illinois is third in net yards per game with 324.6,
and third at rushing with 254.3. However, the Illini hold the distinction
of having the best total game average of 403 yards per contest.
Since yours truly came through with a total of four wins out of four
in last week's predictions for a .1000 percentage, it has inspired me to
venture into the field of fortune telling once again, and though there are
some tough games on tap, I'll try to steer you clear where your money
MICHIGAN-ILLINOIS-The Illini are fast and aggressive and they
have a great backfield with speed to burn, but the Wolverine line and
the general organization of the team has proven equal to the major
challenges hurled at them so far this year. Besides, we'll match Crisler's
ingenuity with Illinois speedsters. It's Michigan in a tough! battle, 26-14
OHIO STATE--PITT-The Buckeyes have an excellent backfield,
a great line and they are being groomed as the top team in the country.
All in all, Pitt has its hands full and the Buckeyes should have things
pretty much their own way, and its Ohio, 40-0.
NOTRE DAME-ARMY-The Irish were knocked from their lofty
perch by Navy last week and with reduced publicity as a result, they should
be a much tougher outfit. However, this will not be enough and Army
will remain undefeated, 20-14.
PURDUE-NORTHWESTERN-The Boilermakers showed their resi-
lency after being beaten by Michigan and they had an easy time with
Wisconsin last week. On the basis of improved play on the part of the
Wildcats, the game should be interesting. The nod will have to go to
MINNESOTA-INDIANA-The Hoosiers will be on the comeback trail
and Coach Bo McMillin's boys will have too much power for the Gophers
and they should triumph, 20-13.
GREAT LAKES-MORRIS FIELD-The fireworks will begin whd the
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Football observers to a man have
expressed amazement at the efficient
performance of the Michigan line
this fall and with reason, for at the
beginning of the season prospects
for the forward wall were none too
From tackle to tackle, Line Coach
Clarence "Biggy" Munn had only
two experienced men, one a third
string tackle and the other a reserve
center, from which to build a line
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capable of holding up under Western
Conference standards. It looked like
an impossible job, but the records
will show that Munn has done it
again by turning out another in his
series of fine forward walls.
Lazetich Is One of Munn's Mainstays
One of the main reasons behind
the excellent showing of the 1944
line is found in the person of one
Milan Lazetich, a burly 200-pound
23-year old tackle who played his
freshman football at Montana Uni-
versity before entering the Armed
Forces. Upon receiving an honorable
discharge, Lazetich came to Michi-
gan where he almost immediately
won for himself a starting tackle
Used sparingly in the opener
against Iowa Pre-Flight because he
had not had time to get in shape,
Lazetich started in the second game
against Marquette and has been a
virtual 60-minute man ever since.
Both offensively and defensively the
former Montana brone buster has
led the forwards.
Proves Himself All'Around Lineman
Lazetich is one of those rare line-
men who can do anything involved
in line play. He is a hard charging,
bruising tackler on defense and an
entirelyacapable blocker while clear-
ing a path for the Wolverine backs.
In addition, he has the happy faculty
of being at the right spot on every
Although Lazetich has turned in
stellar performances in every game,
he probably reached his height of
efficiency in the Purdue tilt two
weeks ago when he was all over the
field, making tackles and removing
would-be tacklers with deadly pre-
cision. For this outstanding bit of
work in front of some of the nation's
top sportswriters, Lazetich has come
to be mentioned more than once as
an All-American possibility.
Lazetich Showed Well in East
Two weeks later he gave the East-
ern scribes an equally convincing
demonstration of his ability as he
proved one of the leading cogs in
the Michigan defense which stopped
the vaunted Penn backfield cold.
In this game he completely outshone
Penn's George Silvitski, supposedly
one of the best tackles in Eastern
Lazetich will get another stiff test
today against Illinois. To him will
fall a major role in stopping the
spectacular Illinois offensive which
has run wild in seven previous games.
And unless a lot of the experts have
guessed wrong, the big good-natured
Wolverine stalwart will more than
hold his own against anything that
comes his way.
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smoke is cleared, the sailors will
the long end of a 20-6 victory.
Hank's Coming Back
DETROIT, Nov. 10.-(/P)- Capt.
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Tiger outfielder, visiting here while
awaiting assignment to the European
war theatre, said he would try a
comeback in baseball after the war.
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