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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1945

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Cagers Defeat Cen tral1ichigan in Opener, (

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'Wolverines Battle Purdue in Crucial Game

DeMoss, Cody, Canfield
Threaten Title Chances,

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SPO RTS
NEWS + VIEWS + COMMENT
By BILL MULLENDORE, Sports Editor

(Continued from Page 1)
State. A loss to Northwestern re-
moved some of the glitter of that
triumph, but the Boilermakers are
still rated among the best in Big Ten
circles.
Isbell has built a formidable offense
moving out of the versatile T-forma-
tion around his sensational young
passer, Bob DeMoss, and a pair of
slippery runners, Bill Canfield and Ed
Cody. A line averaging 195 pounds
assures adequate protection for the
hard-driving backs.
Michigan will be called upon to
rebound from the shattering 33-7 de-
feat inflicted by Navy last week, the
third setback of the season for the
M.S.C. in Role
Of Underdo
Powerful Penn State
Beaten Only by Navy
EAST LANSING, Nov. 16-(P)-
Cast in the role of underdogs for the
third week in a row, Michigan State
College's football team will put the
lid on its home season Saturday by
entertaining the powerful Penn State
Lions before an estimated turnout of
12,000 fans.
Coach Bob Higgins' Orange Bowl
bound Nittany. Lions arrived on the
M.$.C. Campus Friday morning and
held a brisk workout in Macklin Sta-
dium. Spartan Coach Charley -Bach-
man's charges also staged a short
practice to brush up on kicking and
plays.
The throwing arms of halfbacks Russ
Reader, Dom Conti and Joe Bagart
were getting most of the attention,
indicating that the Spartans will
stick to their aerial game against
Penn State.
Appearing here for the first time in
history, the Lions are all-*even with
State in two previous contests. The
old M.A.C. Aggies turned back Penn
State in 1914, 6-3, and the Nittany
forces came back for a 13-6 decision
in 1925. Both games were played at
State College, Pa.
The Spartans' record so far this
season is four victories, two defeats
and one tie while Penn State has
won five and lost only to Navy.

Wolverines. Only one of the losses oc-
curred in Conference play, however,
explaining Michigan's contending po-
sition in the Big Ten.
As in every previous start, the Wol-
verine line will be giving away a de-
cided weight advantage, about seven
pounds to a man, which Crisler will
again attempt to counter-act by fre-
quent substitutions. For whatever it
is worth, the Michigan backfield will
outweigh that of its rivals.
The game will put the leading de-

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TIME for our weekly whirl with today's Western Conference football games
once again, and we're still alive and very well, thank you. In fact,
with our average still standing at a healthy .833, we're beginning to be
downright cocky.
We got five of six last week, and missed a perfect score only because
about 40 budding supermen dressed in the uniforms of the United States
Naval Academy plastered our own Michigan Wolverines all over the prem-
ise out at Baltimore Stadium. Oh well, you can't be right all the time.
Otherwise, we scored en Indiana, over Minnesota, although we
opened our eyes a bit at that 49-0 whitewash. Illinois trounced Iowa,
in summary fashion, as per our schedule, and Northwestern, hung one
on Wisconsin according to our wishes. We also collected on Purdue
over Miami and Ohio State over Pitt, just to make the sun shine a little
brighter in our corner.
This week presents another formidable lineup with six more games up
for consideration. In the Conference, Purdue vs. Michigan leads the
parade, with Notre Dame-Northwestern and Wisconsin-Navy sharing the
national spotlight. Illinois-Ohio State, Minnesota-Iowa, and Indiana-Pitts-
burgh fill out an action-packed card. Here they are as we see 'em.
PURDUE-MICHIGAN-Two title contenders il the Conference
come together in a game that -means elimination for the loser. The
chips are down, and we'll take the Wolverines to cash in.
ILLINOIS-OHIO STATE-Ohio State has this one locked up, if you
read the form sheets, but an upset by the Illini wouldn't surprise a lot of
people. Form (of several varieties) has always appealed to us though so
it's the Bucks for our money.
MINNESOTA-IOWA-This is the worst year in Gopher history for
Bernie Bierman, but it can't be that bad. Iowa hasn't won a game yet, and
we see no reason why it should change established habits.
INDIANA-PITTSBURGH-This should be just what the doctor
ordered for the undefeated Hoosiers as a warmup for the all-important
upcoming tilt with Purdue next week. With sights set for their first
Conference crown in history, Bo McMillin's fightin' youngsters should
breeze by this one.
NOTRE DAME-NORTHWESTERN-The Irish really took it on the
chin from the Army last week but ought to have enough left to give the
Wildcats a going over.
NAVY-WISCONSIN-This shouldn't be allowed to happen. A plea for
mency from Coach Hagberg and those rip-roaring Middies.
Army-Penn Struggle Highlights
Nation's Grid Clashes Today

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FLANKING MICHIGAN'S LINE-
Don Hershberger, freshman regular,
who has been- one of the Wolver-
ine mainstays.
fensive team in the Conference, Mich-
igan, against the aggregation boast-
ing the second highest offensive rank-
ing. The Boilermakers have averag-
ed 310 yards per game in four tilts,
while the Wolverines have given up
only 189. Obviously, something is
bound to give this afternoon.
Michigan's defensive strength may
be weakened by the loss of Harry
Watts, a pillar at his line-backing
position all season. Tony Momsen,
his replacement, is pretty much of an
untried quantity, but Crisler is hop-
ing he will prove equal to his new
starting assignment.
The probable starting lineups:

PURDUE
Bob Patrick
Pat O'Brien
Marvin Crowe
Joe Kodba
Gordon Logan
Tom Hughes
Norm Maloney
Bob DeMoss
Bill Canfield
Dave Shaw
Ed Cody

POS MICHIGAN
L E Don Hershberger
LT George Johnson
LG Dom Tomasi
C Tony Momsen
RG Stu Wilkins
RT Gene Hinton
R E Art Renner
Q 3 Howard Yerges
L H Pete Elliott
R H Bob Nussbaumer
FB Jack
Weisenberger

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 16 -A})-
Army's football wrecking crew led by
Felix Blanchard and Glenn Davis
will go to work on its toughest assign-
ment of the season tomorrow-blast-
ing the hitherto unyielding Pennsyl-
vania line.
The smart-money boys who figure
the Cadets will succeed, are giving
Quakers supporters between 30 and
35 points, but, despite Army's 48-0
shellacking of Notre Dame last 'week
and the betting fraternity's anticipa-
tion of a rout, a capacity crowd of
73,000 will fill Franklin Field.
The clash will give supporters of
the Quakers-beaten only by a last-
minute Navy touchdown-a chance to
see if Don Schneider and Bob Deuber
can catch up with a man as fast as
Davis and whether All-America can-
didates Jo Dickerson and George Sa-

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vitsky can halt a man who runs as
hard as Blanchard.
After the Penn game, Army will
rest a week before its Dec. 1 meeting
with Navy at Philadelphia's Munici-
pal Stadium.
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Navy Rates Favorites
BALTIMORE, Nov. 16--(,)-Navy
reaches the last hurdle before the big
test with Army when the Middies and
Wisconsin's Badgers tangle tomorrow
at Baltimore Stadium.
The Sailors are favored to main-
tain their undefeated record-marred
only by the tie with Notre Dame-
with points to spare, but Boach Oscar
Hagberg's eleven can't afford to get
overconfident.
For the first time, the Tars last
week had their T formation clicking
and routed Michigan after pre-game
dope called for a possible Wolverine
victory.
Navy probably will have one new
starting face in the backfield, full-
back Joe Bartos in place of Bob Jen-
kins, who still is slowed by knee in-
juries.
Gaels Face Final Test
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 - (A') -
The tricky, tenn-age Gaels from St.
Mary's College, bound for a New
Year's bowl, tackle the UCLA Bruins
tomorrow in their last and biggest
hurdle of the regular grid season.
A crowd of over 90,000, the season's
largest anywhere, is expected to jam
the Coliseum.
A victory will make the whiskerless
Gaels the first undefeated, untied
team in St. Mary's history. In raz-
zle-dazzling seven straight victims,
the Gaels have run up 262 points to
19.
Led by their great Hawaiian half-
back, Herman Wedemyer, the Gaels
stampeded the Southern California
Trojans, 26-0, here two weeks ago

ACCENTUATE With the first hockey game coming
off two weeks from today, Coach Vic
FALL FOOTBALL Heyliger is putting his charges
E Ethrough some fast and furious prac-
tice sessions.
Michigan's puck mentor received
withquite a scare during Thursday's
scrimmage when Bob Marshall and
COLORFUL Gordon MacMillan collided. But Hey-
CORSAGES liger said that during yesterday's
C A workout both pucksters resumed play
-I effectively and with no apparent re-
percussions from the accident.
f r ant Te Heyliger has been working mainly
with the forward line in order to
UNIVERSITY nstress shooting and power plays,
13 V and next week he will begin to em-
FLOWER SHOP phasize defensive play, practicing
covering up in front of the net.
213 East Liberty Yesterday's practice was on the of-
fensive angles of the game with the
CHRISTMAS
G itcIFTS

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stress on passing and shooting. Bill
Jacobson, Wally Grant, and MacMil-
lan set up plays for Al Renfrew and
Neil Celley who were placed on the
blue line and carried on from there.
Commenting on the ability of his
forward wall, the Maize and Blue's
puck mentor said that up to date
Renfrew and Celley have displayed
strong and accurate shooting power
while Jacobson, MacMillan, and
Grant are able to gain quick control
of the puck.
After the game with the Red Wings
in Detroit on October 30, Heyliger
called off practice until this week, but
the Wolverine coach believes that the
team still needs a lot of polishing be-
fore the season officially gets under
way.

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