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'B' Team Routed by OSU
As Buckeyes Run Wild,
Gordon, Wertz Tally Twice for Ohio State
As Fumbles, Interceptions Ruin Michigan

13 Wolverines Bid Farewell to1 .iEhigan Stadium

150-Pounders Assured
Of Tie for Big Nine Title

Ohio State's B squad romped to
an easy 41-13 victory over the
Michigan Wolverine Jayvees yes-
terday on the Ferry Field gridiron
6pfore a handful of freezing spec-!
Coach Gene Fekete's Buckeyes
had too puch power for the Wol-
verines as they ploughed over the
line and ran the ends for consist-
ent chunks of yardage.
In the middle of the first
quarter, after an exchange of
kicks, the Bucks started on their
own 48 yard line and in five
plays had crossed the Michigan
goal. Quarterback Bill Doolit-
tie. took the pigskin over after
halfback Jess Van Fossin had
set up, the play with a 30 yard
gallop to the two yard line.
John Stungis' try for the point
was blocked leaving the score 6-0.
The Wolverines weren't long in
knotting the count. With two min-
utes left in the first quarter, the
Wolverine forward wall broke
through to block halfback George
Gordon's kick from the Ohio State
30 yard line.
End John Linville scooped up
the ball and dashed across the goal
with the tying marker. The Buck-
eye forwards charged through to
block Wilcox's extra-point at-
A Michigan fumble on the 16
yard line set the stage for the

next Ohio State score, giving the
Buckeyes a 13-6 advantage.
A minute later another fumble
gave Ohio the ball on the midfield,
stripe. George Gordon quickly
dropped back and pitched a strike
to end Jim Palmer on the 10 yard
line. A beautifully executed end
around with Stan Dixon carrying
the mail gave the Bucks their
third score. Stungis added the ex-
tra point to make it 20-6 and the
rout was on.
The following kickoff was re-j
turned to the 22 yard line but a
clipping penalty shoved the ball
back to the ten. On second
down, Prentice Ryan found a
gap in the right side of the Ohio
State line, watched his blockers
knock the secondary out of the
way, then streaked 90 yards
down the sideline for the Wol-
verines' last tally. Wilcox con-
verted to make it 20-13, but that
was the last time that Michigan
was within striking distance.
Twenty seconds before the end
of the half, the Buckeyes made it
27-13 on an interception on the
Michigan 35.
- It was all Ohio State in the sec-
ond half as the Bucks tossed in a
couple of touchdowns just to make
sure. Wertz collected the first one
early in the third quarter on a
three yard sprint. Fullback Glen
Oliver plunged over for the final
tally while Stungis kicked the ex-
tra point to make it 41-13.

Eleven regulars and two re-
serves of Michigan's varsity squad
will be playing their last home
game today. Each has made a
valuable contribution in bring-
ing an unbeaten record into the
Stadium against the Buckeyes this
Bob Chappuis hit the headlines
in his first appearance in a Mich-

to be instrumental in defeating Il-
linois that year.
Despite an ailing wrist the To-
ledo halfback established a new
Big Nine offensive record of 1,038
yards on his return from service
last year. Bob's finest rushing ex-
hibition was made against Iowa
under a stifling sun; his passing
was the highlight of the slaughter
administered to Michigan State,
Wisconsin and Ohio State.
Howard Yerges first ran out
upon the turf of the Michigan,
Stadium in 1943 wearing the Ohio
State uniform. Why not? Wasn't
his father, Howard Yerges, Sr.,
voted the Buckeyes All-Time
quarterback in 1916? Like other;
wartime athletes the Navy moved
Yerges to Michigan. He decided to
stay. His short playing time at
Columbus was thrown out and
Yerges played 4 full seasons for
Fritz Crisler. Midway through the
1945 season Howard replaced the
injured Joe Ponsetto in the final
period of a scoreless deadlock with
Illinois and whipped the Wolver-
ines to three quick touchdowns'
and victory. He's been the signal
caller ever since.
Elongated Lenny Ford picked up
a fumble and ran to a touchdown
against Illinois in 1945 thus
stamping himself for future de-
fensive work at one of the flanks.
For the past two seasons many a
ball carrier has realized the diffi-
culty in trying to sweep his end,
and many have come out of the
ordeal the worse for wear. Lenny
is also experienced as a ball car-
rier in his own right and against
Army even threw a pass.
In 1945 George Johnson trans-

ferred here from Central Mich-
igan College and took over a start-
ing tackle a«signmenm. G orge won
that position when, during a cru-
cial point in the Northwestcrn
game, he threw a Wildcat passer
for a 12 yard loss. This year John-
son has been a part of the de-
fensive unit.
Jack Weisenburger is finishing

igan's famed "seven oak posts"
in 1942. The big Detroit tackle
was really a workhorse that year,
his first as a regular; he didn't
know what a bench looked like.
Coach Crisler took pity on Bill
when he returned from service in
1946 and let him watch the defen-
sive stands from the sidelines.
Automatic Jim Brieske's debut
on the Varsity stage was not to
kick the extra point but rather to
boot a 14-yard field goal as in-
surance against Great Lakes in
1942. The Harbor Beach, Mich.,
specialist placed 26 kicks between
the crossbars for the rest of that
campaign and returned from serv-
ice in 1946 to account for 32 more
conversions. Today he is gunning
for a new collegiate record.
J. T. White playing end, helped
Ohio State win over the Wolver-
ines in 1942 but decided on his
return from service to join his
brother Paul here at Michigan.
Placed in the same boat with
Capt. Hilkene, J. T. was moved
to the center position and has
been a front line standout for
two seasons. He rates with the best
on pass defense.
Speedy Bob Mann watched pro-
ceedings from the bench in 1944,
went into service and returned
last fall rather unheralded. Start-

COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 21-P )-
Exhibiting a brilliant display of
power, Michigan's mighty Wol-
verines-the 150 pound version-
dynamited Ohio State 39-0 here
today to assure themselves of at
least a tie for the Bantam Big
Nine championship.
The Michigan team counted
in the first, third and fourth
quarters, after crossing the Ohio
State goal line seven plays af-
ter taking the ball on its own
43 soon after the game opened.
Center George Bradley recov-
ered an Ohio bobble after an ex-
change of punts and left half-
back Doug Wick plunged over
guard for threeyards and the vis-
itors' first touchdown seven plays
Michigan shoved the gear into
high again in the- third period
with Gene Freed intercepting a
pass and running to the Michigan
47. Wicks and Ed Rosatti alter-
nated on the ground and quarter-
back Charles Ketterer tossed a
15-yard pass to Bill Costa, who






igan uniform. His forward pass
beat a four-touchdown favorite
Great Lakes team to open the 1942
season. Bob was destined for Wol-
verine gridiron greatness from
then on although his sophomore
year was largely spent on the
bench watching Tom Kuzma per-
form. Chap did manage, however,

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Wilson Requests Bowl Choice

CHICAGO, Nov. 21-(AP)-Com-
missioner K. L. (Tug) Wilson of
the Big Nine disclosed today he
had requested conference faculty
representatives to submit their
Rose Bowl choice by Sunday.
The poll is regarded as a mere
formality since undefeated Michi-
gan already has clinched the
league championship and figures
to crush Ohio State Saturday and

finish a regular nine-game season
with a perfect record and a stare
ride to Pasadena, Calif.
Wilson's directive specifically
asked the faculty representatives
to rate three conference teams in
order of preference for the Bowl
The commissioner said results of
the poll might not be made public
until Monday.

his fourth season of football. The ing with the Minnesota game Bob
slippery fullback came here in came into his own as a ball car-
1944 as one of Crisler's 17 year ( rier on the end around play and
olds and promptly. got off an 81 finished the campaign in a blaze
yard punt the first time he got of glory when during the Wis-
his hands on the ball. Jack played consin and Ohio State games he
halfback his first year but was became the favorite passing tar-
converted into a spinning fullback get of Bob Chappuis. This season
in 1946 when he played most of Mann has been sensational and
the season with a plaster cast on was particularly impressive in the
his jaw. Northwestern game when he got
Captain Bruce Hilkene report- , off a twisting 55 yard run.
ed to the Varsity in 1943 as anI Little Hank Fonde is the closest
end and quickly developed into a thing Michigan has had to a scat
starting flanker the following sea- back in the past three years. Used
son. Upon his return from service only in sports, the shiftey Mr.
Bruce found himself- only one of Fcnde has scored some mighty im-
a huge crop of ends so he moved portant touchdown while in his
to the left tackle position where Maize and Blue uniform.
his speed has been a contributing George Kiesel and Kurt Kampe
factor to Jack Blott's speed haven't been in the headlines but
charged forward wall. they've taken their share of the
Bill Pritula was one of Mich- bumps down at Ferry Field.
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western's Art Murakowski and
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the lead with 30 points.
There's Bob Chappuis who
could break Tom Harmon's Con-
ference offensive average if he
can better his last year's Ohio
State game total of 271 yards by
25 yards. A 328 yard total would
better the total offensive mark

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tendance over the 450,000 mark
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set by the All-American tail- The probable lineups:
back last year, but it is doubt- Ohio State Pos. Michigan
ful if even the talented Mr. Bonnie ......LE.......Mann
Chappuis can pile up that much Wilson ......LT.....Hilkene
yardage in one afternoon's work. Jabbusch ... LG..... Tomasi
Duncan ......C ........ White
And just to round out the per- Templeton . .RG..... Wilkins
sonal incentives of the backfield, Jennings ... . RT...... Pritula
Jack Weisenburger will be out to Hague ...... RE... Rifenburg
add to his "best conference rush- Savic ....... QB...... Yerges
ing average" total. The slender Clark.......L.... Chappuis
fullback is currently sporting a Verdova.....RH.... C. Elliott
healthy 6.9 average. Cline.......FB Weisenburger
As a team the Wolverines are Kickoff: 2 p.m. (EST).
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Michigan to one touchdown.
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