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T-1-1:19 MCIIGAN DAILY

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In Attendance;
USC Secontd
Wolverines Average
76,114_Per Game

Chappuis Passes Mliehinan
To Leading Offensive Spot

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Whyr Mic higaln Led thy e Coun try i1

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B. S. BROWNC
When Southern California trots
onto the Rose Bowl gridiron Jan-
uary 1, 1948, they will be encoun-
tering the top offensive football

Michigan's unbeaten and untied team in the nation.
Nolverines, topped the nation in Michigan's 3,714 yard offensiv
come football attendance as the total was paced by the best pass
college season enjoyed another ng attack in the country, whit
succeUssful year at the game wit as good for 10.2 yards per trs
a per cent over the 1946 totals. 'he average fell slightly shorto
A survey of 88 major schools, lie 10.4 record held by the Tuls
scattered in all sections of the cam of 1944.
~nation, showed continued high in-
,~terest in the college sport. A total The Wolverine squad thus be-
of 11,715,370 saw these teams play amne the first Mid-Western
ALear games for an average attend- ta to wein the national pass-
ance of 27,960. The 1946 average in g crown since the Knuzte
was 26,571 at the same schools. Rockne-Gus Marais dawning era
Coach Fritz Crisler's Rose Bowl- 'fteps nmdr otal
bound Michigan eleven drew 456,- Bob Chappuis, All - Americs
687 into its Ann Arbor stadium alfback, paced the Wolverir
or 76,114 per game. Southern Cali- ierial onslaumght of 1,565 yard
fornia was not far behind with total yardage gained. Chap per
438,392 total and a 73,065 average. -onally flipped 86 passes, 480
Penn with 434,106, Ohio State which were snared by Maize anr
'with 428,197 and California with B~lue speedsters for a 976 yan
:389,00 rounded out the first five total and 12 touchdowns. Only fiv
,in home attendance. )f the heaves were picked off b:
The 104,953 turnout for the "he opposition.
Notre Dame-Southern Cal contest "Walt Teninga tossed the pig
at Los Angeles the best for a :kin 25 times and came up witl
~single game. Southern Cal and U. completions for 283 yards. Th,
~UCLA played before 102,000 rest of the backfield found thi
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Jmark on 15 occasions and racked
up two scores and 241 yards.
Chappuis' connetions wer
good for an avrap-~ of 11.6
yards per try, a fiat which g c
him a new national record. Th2
Toledo, Ohio, flack had hs best
day against Ohio Stagy' when he
ran for 0 yards and ticed 1u
217 more on arils. In his th- I
,years at Michigan hie ran and
threw for 3,206 yards, 276 short{
of Tommy lrynn' 3,474
yards.
Led by Fullback Jack Weisn-
burger, the galloping charges cf
-oath Fritz Crisler peled off 2,-1
'4(5 yards on 429 rushcs and
chalked up 345 points on 50
ouchdowns and 45 conversions.I
Jim Brieske, thcxmechanical
toe," split the uprights on all
45 occasions to rate as Michi-
gan's second highest scorer for
the year. The iark fell two
short of. the record held jointly
by Dick Walterhouse of Army
and George Jernigan of Geor-
gia.
Bump Elliott not only paced the
Conference sores but led all Big-
Nine point-getters as he crossed
the final chalk stripe nine times
in the nine contests piayed. le
failed to sore against. Wisconsin
but picked up two TUDT, in the
Hoosier game.
Elliott also led the Big Nine pass
receivers as he plucked his back-
field mates' tosses 14 times for two
six-pointers and 303 yards.
Michigan set a modern Con-
ference record when it gained
5.85 yards every time a play was
attemp~ted, and its 172 points
led the Conference scoring. The
apposition was able to garner 40
against the Maize and Blue in
the six Big Nine games.
Gene Derricott also copped
Conference honors with th best
punt return average of 25.1 yards.
Of his five touchdown jaunts, two
came on long run-backs of punts.
Other honors gained by the
1947 Wolverines: First time
since 1939 that a Big Nine team
has lead the nation in total of-
fense; first Big Nine team to av-
erage aver 400 yards a game;
and the first undefeated, untied
Michigan season since 1932.
Jeff Cravath and his USC team
will be facing the team that did
all this, and their job won't be an
easy one.
PLAY OF THE YEAR- Bob
Mann's 51 yard broken field run
to a touchdown in the North-
western game.
MICHIGAN'S SAFETY MEN,
Gene Derricotte and Bump El-
liott had three punt returns for
touchdowns during the course
of the season. Derricotte, who
led the nation in this division,
tallied once in this manner
against Pitt and against Wis-
consin. lie also returned a punt
60 yards in the Northwestern
game setting up a Michigan
touchdown. Elliott's all-impor-
tant run came in the Illinois
game and started the Wolver-
ines off to their 14-7 triumph.

Total First Downs
Rus ing.. . ...
Passing ........,. .
Pcnalti s.......
"Tet Yards Gained-
Rushing...........
Number of Rushes .
Net Yards Gained-
i-assing ...........
*Total Yards Gained
Forward Passes
Attempted........
Forward Passes
Coampleted.........
Forward. Passes
Intercepted By ..
Yards. Interceptions
Returned..........
Numb: r of Punts ..
Yards Punts Returned
Kickoffs Returned by
Yards.,Kickoffs
Returned.....
Fumbles By .........
Opponents Fumbles
Recovered by ......
Number of Penalties
Yards Penalized .
Aotal Points Scored..

2149 1159
429 371
1565 764
3714 1923
155 145
77 61
26 16

Mich.
154
1000
46

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90
61
28
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Chappuis, hb . . ..113
C. Elliott, hb .... 68
Weisenburger, fb . 101
Fonde, hb........ 25
Peterson, fb...... 35
Derricotte, hb ... 28
M~tnn, e.......... 15
PAS SING
Chappuis, hb .. ..86

529
454
718
104
121
171
130
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48

14193
E4386
E 913
1183
11298
9761

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6.7I
3.3
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12

Der ricotte, hb .
Teniriga,lib .
Elliott, qb ......
RECD'I
Rifenburg, e
McNeill, c.....
C. Elliott, hb ..
Mann, e .......
.wuick, hb ......
Ford, ce........
'Yerges, qb.....
C. Elliott, hb ..

.11 6 79 flBrieske, c .....0 45 45
.25 11 283 0 Weisenburger, fb . .7 0 42
8 5 70 1 Derricotte. hb . ..5 0 30
Chiappuis, hb ... .5 0 30
I ING Mann, e...........4 0 24
Fonde, hb ........3 0 18
Peterson, fb.,.....3 0 18
S~Rifenburg, a .....3 0 18
~IYerges, qb .......3 0 18
t ~Teninga, back ......2 0 12
6 6 "Kuick. hb.......2 0 12
.3 115 0rQFord,ea.......... 0 12
,.16 318 2 Dwor~sky, c ......1 0 6
.12 302 3 Kempthorn, fb .... 1 0 6
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3 i11 1 PASS O~F THJE YEAR-B~ob
.11 117 3 Cbppuis' heave to ump Elioatt
in the closin~g minutes of the
TD1 PAT PointsI first 'half of the Milnnesota
.) 0 54 game.

R COR~D BREAKER - lab
Chappuis, Michigan's 1,000 yard
a year man, whose trusty right
arm passed the Wolverines to a
IWestcrn Conference and a Rose
Bowl appointment. The Chap
set a new national record of 11.6
yards per pass attempt and
broke the famed Tom Har-
man's Big Nine game yardage
average, running and passing
for 169.2 yards per contest.

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189 767
26 34
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27 21
245 191
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The best colors-Maize and Blue
S The best nicknameW-Wolverines
The best coach-Fritz Crisler
The best conference-Big Nine
The best in the IBig' Nine-Michigan
The best Bowl-The Rose Bowl
The best in the Rose Bowl--Michigan

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FRITZ CRISLER and TEAM--
Michigan is proud of your fine record and feels
confident of another win come January 1, 1948.

REP NF'S

GOOD

LUCK!

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