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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 146

THE. RIMICAN DAILY

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Il Big Nine Marks Threatened
In Season's Finales Saturday
Chappuis Nears Offensive, Passing Records;
Mann Vies for Total Yardage on Receptions

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CHICAGO, Nov. 19-0P)-Big Nine
football has hit its postwar groove as
attested by the fact that 11 individ-
ual performance records may tumble
as the league race closes next Sat-
urday.
Big noises in the resurgence to of-
fensive power are Michigan's Bob
Chappuis, the total offensive leader
with 768 yards by rushing and pass-
ing in six games, and the league's
high-powered passing duo of Pur-
duels Bob De Moss and Indiaan's
Ben Raimondi.
Chappuis Lacks Record by 94 yards
Chappuis needs 94 yards through
the air and on the ground to equal
the Conference' six-game record of
862 yards established by Otto Gra-
ham of Northwestern in 1942, accord-
ing to official league figures released
today.
Wolverine Bob also has connected
on 23 of 43 passes for an exceptional
.535 percentage and has a chance
to top the record .544 set by Dick
Good of Illinois in 1940.
Mann Nears Reception Record
With all of this accurate tossing
by Raimondi and De Moss, it's only
inevitable that several pass-receiving
records will be threatened. End Lou
Mihajlovich of Indiana with a five-
game record of 14 catches for 169
yards has his sights set on four
marks-18 receptions for the season
and a three per game average by Bill
Canfield last year; 249 yards gained
in six games and a game average of
42.6 by Dave Schreiner of Wisconsin
in 1941.
Michigan's ,Bob Mann, with a
seventh game coming up and a cur-
rent total of 183 yards gained on re-
ceptions is even closer to Schreiner's
season total.
Schwall Leads Scoring
Halfback Vic Schwall of North-
western which closes against first-

place Illinois Saturday still holds the
scoring lead with 40 points on five
touchdowns and 10 conversions and
his rushing average of 6.7 yards on 53
attempts still leads among the "work-
horse" backs.
Chappuis, however, is the rushing
leader in net yards gained with 417
yards on 75 tries in six games.
Schwall's five-game total of 355 ranks
second.
RUSHING LEADERS
(40 or more attempts)
Net
G TC Gain Ave
Schwall, Nthwn. 5 53 355 6.7
Bye, Minnesota 6 44 251 5.7
CIAPPUIS, Mich. 6 75 417 5.6
Brugge, Ohio State 5 46 255 5.5
Aschenbrenner, Ntwn. 5 41 227 5.5
Cody, Purdue 5 51 275 5.4
Murakowski, Nthwn. 5 59 303 5.1
Hoerner, Iowa 4 44 225 5.1
James, Ohio State 5 45 219 4.8
Smith, Iowa 6 80 332 4.1
Maves, Wisconsin 6 61 241 3.9
Whisler, Ohio State 5 76 291 3.8
B. Elliott, Minnesota 6 74 280 3.8
WIESE, Mich. 5 51 190 3.7
Faunce, Minnesota 6 50 186 3.7
PASSING LEADERS
(35 or more attempts)
G At C In Yds Pet
CHAPPUIS, Mich. 6 43 23 7 351.535
Raimondi, Ind. 5 74 39 3 455 .529
Tunnell, Iowa 5 35 17 6 119 .486
De Moss, Purdue 5 84 40 8 570 .476
Faunce, Minn. 6 45 17 7 183 .378
Moss, Illinois 6 43 15 1209 .349
SCORING LEADERS
G TD PAT Pts
Schwall, Nthwn. 5 5 10, 40
Whisler, Ohio State 5 6 0 36
Moss, Illinois 6 5 0 30
C. ELLIOTT, Mich. 6 4 0 24
Murakowski, Nthwn. 5 4 0 24
Cody, Purdue 5 3 1 19
Brugge, Ohio State 5 3 0 18
Aschenbrenner, Nwn. 5 3 0 18
MANN, Mich. 6 3 0 18

DES S EZ
£ It's That Same Old Jinx
By DES 11OWARTH, Associate Sports Editorl
0NCE AGAIN it looks as though the Wolverines' perennial jinx is going
to cost them another Big Nine grid title. Call it jinx or what you will,
almost every year since Coach Fritz Crisler took over head coaching duties
here in 1938 the Maize and Blue have been knocked out of the Confer-
ence race by their inability to play consistant football for the entire season.
Each year Michigan has lost one game, and usually that loss could
be regarded as an upset. At least once every year Crisler's teams have
shown a reversal of form, and as a result they have been beaten by in-
ferior teams.
This season is following the usual trend of events. Illinois, which must
only defeat Northwestern to take the championship, handed the Wolver-
ines their only Big Nine loss. But that loss will probably mean the title for
the chances are slight that the thrice-beaten Wildcats will turn the trick
against the Illini Saturday.
Michigan, on the other hand, has played only one bad game. But
that was against Illinois. Outside of that they have looked like the
cream of the Big Nine elevens.
Last year it was the same story. Indiana, which admittedly had one of
the nations' outstanding teams, upset Michigan in the Conference opener as
they had done the year before. The Wolverines played listless ball in the
first half, and failed to gain at least a tie in the final minute of play when
an 80 yard drive was halted on the Hoosier five. That proved to be the de-
ciding contest in the Big Nine chase. Both teams won their remaining Con-
ference games and the title went to Bo McMillin's "Poor little Boys" by a
one game margin.
The jinx began up in Minneapolis in 1938. For almost 55 minutes
Crisler's eleven held the Gophers in check and had pushed over one
touchdown to lead 6-0. But a fumble at midfield gave Bernie Bierman's
team the break they needed. In the dying minutes Hal Van Every tossed
a touchdown pass to Wilbur Moore and then converted to give them a
7-6 win.
In Minnesota's Memorial Stadium two years later, the story was re-
peated. Michigan dominated play throughout the game, but Bruce Smith's
80 yard gallop through the mud won that game by the same 7-6 score. A
year later the Gophers did it again, 7-0.
In 1939 Illinois pulled one of the greatest upsets in football history
when they defeated the Maize and Blue, 16-7. Michigan had previously
been hailed as possible national champs. The Illini had won only one
ball game up to then. But a terrific let-down coupled with an injury
to quarterback Forest Evashevski made the Wolverine just another ball
team that day in Champaign.I
The Wolverines lost a chance for a share in the title in 1942 when an
underdog Ohio State team trounced them, 21-7.

Hill Captains Squad
For Second SeasoI
With less than a week of practice
left until the hockey team opens its
season, Coach Vic Heyliger has cut
the team down to 25 men, the us-
ual number carried by the squad
throughout a regular campaign.
The pucksters will inaugurate the
winter sports program at the Colis-
eum next Tuesday night when they
play host to the Detroit Red Wings.
Heyliger has emphasized condi-
tioning in practice sessions to
date, as this year's schedule is the
toughest a Michigan sextet has
ever faced. The boys have also been
doing a little scrimage to sharpen
up their shooting and contact work
in preparation for the opener.
Coach Heyliger has also concen-
trated on working the various for-
ward lines that should provide the
main scoring punch for the Wolver-
ines during the winter months.
Working on the number one line
have been Gordon Mac Millan, high
scorer of, last year's squad, at center
Dick Starrak, letterman from the

1945-46 team, at the left wing, and
Lyle Phillips at right wing. Phillips,
a freshman from Moosejaw, Sask.,
has looked fine in practice and has
proven himself a strong backchecker.
The number two line consists
entirely of returning letterman.
Bill Jacobson, a winger on last
winter's squad has been converted
into a center ice man. AlcRenfrew,
who teamed up with MacMillan
and Jacobson to, form the high
scoring line of the 1945-46 season,
is at left wing, while Ted Greer,
captain elect of the 1944-45 con-
tingent, holds down the right wing
spot.
On the number three line are
George Peugeot, who played in 1943,
at center, Sam Steadman, veteran
forward from last season's team, atl
the right wing spot, and Herb Upton,
converted defenseman, at the other
wing.
Captain Connie Hill, serving his
second term in that capacity, and
Bob Marshall, who played with
Hill last season, are the nucleus of
this season's defense. Another pro-
mising defenseman is George Bal-
estri, who captained the Illinois

Red Wings To Give Pucksters First
Test; Heyliger Forms Starting Sextet

team of 1943. Balestri is just be-
ginning to round into form after
a three year absence from the
game. George Anderson and John
Griffin complete the defense roster.
In the net will !be Jack MacDon-
aid.
Verdova Back
In OSU Lineup
COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 19-(/)-
Ohio State's chances against Michi-
gan in their traditional football
game here Saturday brightened to-
day with news that right halfback
Alex Verdova would play Saturday.
Jerry Krall, a break-away back
who has been sharing left half ball
carrying duties with Tommy James,
is definitely out for the rest of the
season, the result of a twisted knee
in the Pittsburgh game.
Bixler, who has cooked up some-
thing new offensively for every op-
ponent this season, indicated he's
having a double dose ready for the
Wolverines.

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bers of the University. Notices for the
Bulletin should be sent in typewritten
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President, Room 1021 Angell Hall, by 3:00
p.m. on the day preceding publication
(11:00 a.m. Saturdays).
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1946
VOL. LVII, No. 50
Notices
Members of the University Senate:
The first regular meeting of the Uni-
versity Senate for the academic year
1946-47 will be held in the Rackham
Amphitheatre at 4:10 p.m., Mon.,
Nov. 25.
Agenda:
Annual report of the Senate Ad-
visory Committee on University Af-
fairs, A. D. Moore.
Report of Nominating Committee
and Election 6f Members to the Ad-
visory Committee, J. B. Waite.
Report on the Participation of the
Faculty in World War II, Secretary
Watkins.
Miscellaneous Subjects introduced
by members of the Senate: (a) Post
season games of football teams, (b)
Other topics.
Varsity Glee Club: Both sections
will meet on their respective nights
at 7:15 p.m., Room 305, Union.
School of Business Administration:
All seniors interested in employment
either in February or June are in-
vited to attend a meeting in West
Gallery, Alumni Memorial Hall, at
4:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 22.
Seniors: All those seniors who have
not yet returned their senior picture
proofs to the Chidnoff Studio must
do so immediately. The make-up
schedule of the 'Ensian depends upon
the prompt return of your picture
proofs.
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Aeronautical Engineers and Physi-
cists: Mr. Aldridge, representing Mc-
Donnell Aircraft Corp., will be here
for interviews on Monday and Tues-
day, Nov. 25 and 26, in Room B-47,
E. Engineering. For interview, sign
schedule on Aeronautical Engineer-
ing Bulletin Board.
Participation in Public Activities:
Participation in a public activity is
defined as service of any kind on a
committee or a publication, in a pub-
lic performance or a rehearsal, or in

holding office or being a candidate
for office in a class or other student
organization. This list is not intend-
ed to be exhaustive, but merely in-
dicative of the character and scope
of the activities included.
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