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THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1948

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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PIGGY BACK-here, children, we have a lesson in determination. The Gent with the ball is
Mr. Chalmers (Bump) Elliott scoring (Believe it or not) the first touchdown of Michigan's 21-0
win over Ohio State. A r ther belligerent Buckeye decided he'd go along for the ride, but despite
his efforts, The Bumper scored anyway.
Maize and Blue Downs
ScrappyBuckeyes,2 1-0

ANN ARBOR., 'Nov. 22-The price of touchdowns got caught in
the inflationary spiral as Michigan's hard earned 450 yard running
and gassing total was good for only three touchdowns, but that was
enough to enable the Wolverines to wind up their first unbeaten
season since 1933, as they tore over and around Ohio State for
a 21-0 pre-Rose Bowl triumph.
Bob Chappuis clinched an All-American berth with his finest
performance of -the season, personally accounting for 307 yards, just
20 less than he needed to break his own Big Nine 1,029-yard total
offense record which he estab- --- -

lished last season.
Chappuis Brilliant
The Toledo ace flipped 12 suc-
cessful passes out of 26 tries with
a wet ball, good for a total of
217 yards. He added 121 running,
but a fumble and an unsuccessful
pass attempt cost him 31 yards in
losses, enough to spoil his record
bid.
For the defense it was big Len
Ford, who sparked a forward wall
that never let the Bucks threaten.
Eis end was practically impreg-
nable. He smashed Ohio inter-
ference tiine and again, he con-
tinually harassed Dick Slager and

Pandel Savic, the Ohio passers,
and he made life miserable for
Pete Perini, blocking one punt andI
rushing the Buckeye booter on
nearly all of his kicks.
First Perfect Season
Nothing could spoil the Wolver-
ines bid for their first unblem-
ished season under Crisler. Five
times in the first half Michigan
drives penetrated deep into Ohio
State territory. They only cashed
in once, however, late in the first
quarter on a 62 yard sustained
drive that was climaxed by Bump
Elliott, who took off from the four
yard line on the reverse play to
score.
Jim Brieske, who missed an in-
dividual record for point after
touchdown conversions by two,
booted the first of three.
Third Period Score
The Wolverines didn't score
again until midway through the
third period. Again they did it the
hard way, grinding out 80 yards in
13 plays. It began with Chap-
puis blasting up the middle for
seven yards and ended with his
four-yard scamper around end af-

ter taking a lateral from Howie
Yerges.
The quarterbacking of Yerges
on this march was particularly
brilliant. He pulled the State de-
fenses in with two plays up the
middle, thenhcalled a Chappuis
pass which was good for 12 yards,
and that was pretty much the
pattern as he mixed his weapons
brilliantly to steer Michigan to
that second score.
It took the Wolverines eight
plays to march for their final
tally. A break set it up. When
Bump Elliott tried to make a
shoestring catch on a punt from
Ohio's Pete Perini, he fumbled the
ball toward the Buckeye goal and
Dom Tomasi recovered for Mich-
igan on the State 34.
jWisniewski Grabs llass
Iry Wisniewski, reserve end,
grabbed another Clippuis pass on
the 12 and three plays later, Jack}
Weisenburger took a lateral and
hammered off tackle for the score.
Brieske's kick ended the scoring.
Cannavino Buck Star
Mike Cannavino, the smallest
man on the Buckeye roster, was
their most effective running back
accounting for 57 yards in ten
tries.
As usual Crisler's specialists
specialized. Gene Derricotte, may
be the nation's finest safety man
-in this game he was just that.
'Three times he intercepted Buck-
eye passes. He did not get a chance
to run back a punt because Perini
was careful to keep the ball away
from him, booting out of bounds
whenever possible.
Dan Dworsky turned in some
vicious line backing. He broke up
Ohio State's only scoring threat,
which materialized after a Mich-
igan fumble was recovered on the
ten by tackle Dick O'Hanlon.
Bob Mann, another specialist,
contributed a circus catch down
on the four yard line to set up the
first score. Completely out of posi-
tion as Chappuis' pass went to his
wrong side, Mann whirled and
fell, catching the toss on the way
down.
That was the story, not only of
the game but of the season. Mich-
igan had too many weapons.

ALL WET!
Jubilant
Fritz Gets
Dunking
A delirious Rose Bowl-bound
Michigan football squad tossed
happy "Fritz" Crisler into the
showers yesterday after crushing
a hapless Buckeye eleven in a
colorful climax to the 1947 grid-
iron season.
The dripping coach climbed
laughingly out of his impromptu
dunking, as thoroughly satisfied
with his pigskin juggernaut as
were the 86,000 fans who had
braved the elements to view the
final Ann Arbor appearance of the
team.
Sporadic Drizzle.
Sporadic drizzles and drifting
storm clouds which intermittent-
ly shrouded the field in near dark-
ness failed to daunt fans who
boisterously cheering the Big Nine
champs.
Undaunted by the trailing Ohio
State score, 10,000 Buckeye root-
ers rocked the stadium with cheers
at each scoring attempt of Wes
Fesler's grid charges. However,
the Wolverine cheerleaders were
roundly booed when they mis-
takenly tried to lead an Ohio
section in Michigan yells.
Dog Dilemma
Major, giant Delta Ta Delta
canine mascot, broke up the game
midway in the second stanza
when he ambled onto the field.
Fans yelled encouragement to of-
ficials who futilely tried to oust
the gamboling Delmatian from the
turf.
OSU-Michigan rivalry wasn't
confined to the gridiron as half-
time saw both marching bands
trying to drown one another out
in respective school songs.
As the Michigan band victori-
ously marched dovn the field
after the game a determined
group of fans attacked the North
goal posts. And after 15 minutes
of hard work the fans managed
to uproot the steel posts.
Line- Ups
MICHIGAN Pos. OSU
Mann ........ E ..........C rane
Rifenburg Hague
McNeill Shannon
Ford Dorsey
Wisniewski Morrison
Ililkene .....T .... Wilson
Pritula Jennings
Wistert Kirk
Kohl Hamilton
Tomasi...... G ......Jabbusch
Wilkins Templeton
Soboleski DiPierro
Sickels Snyder
Kampe Mattey
White........ C ....... Duncan
Dworsky Lininger
Brieske Renner
Yerges ....... Q ..... . Perini
P. Elliott Savic
Chappuis .... H . ... Cannavino
C. Elliott Demmel
Teninga Sensanbaugher
Teninga Swinehart
Fonde Newell
Weisenburger F.......... Cline

Wolverines Trip
Wisconsin, 40-6,
To Get Bowl Bid
By BOB LENT
MADISON, Wis., Nov. 15--Billed as the 1947 Big Nine "dream
game," the Michigan-Wisconsin grid battle in Camp Randall Stad-
ium turned into a Badger nightmare as the Wolverines romped to a
40-6 triumph for their first undisputed Conference title since 1933,
thus gaining a date in the Rose Bowl New Year's Day.
Playing their best game of the year before a sellout throng of
45.000, the Maize and Blue lived up to all advance notices of being a
great ball club. Their highly touted backfield was all it was supposed
to be and more, and their line held the hitherto explosive Wisconsin
offensive to a pitiful six first downs.
Chappuis Shows Mettle
Bob Chappuis added to his All-America stature by piling up a
156-yard offensive total, while
Bump Elliott was close behind Marn who made a great catch,
with 141 yards. Jack Weisenburg- taking the ball away from three
er added 81 yards to his Confer- one-handed catch on the 3.
ence rushing leadership.
Michigan's first touchdown MICHIGAN Pos. WISCONSIN
came on a break and the Wolver-
ines used just three plays to cap- Mann.......LE Rennenbohm
italize on it. With six minutes of Ford Bennett
the game gone, Wisconsin half- Holloway Hanley
back Jug Girard dropped back to Hilkene LT .......Leopfe
his own 12 to punt. A bad pass Wistert Hoehn
from center confused the sopho- Johnson Donellan
more ace and herwas dropped on Tomasi.......LG....... George
the ten as he tried to run with Sickels Collias
the ball. Currier
Yerges Scores Price
Two plays failed to move the White.. .....C.........Wilson
ball, but Chappuis passed to Yer- Dworsky Kelly
ges who stood all alone in the Brieske
right flat and went over standing Wilkins . RG...... Knauf
up. Brieske's kick was wide and Soboleski Surber
Michigan led 6-0. Pritul% ......RT .. Otterbach
Three minutes later the Wolver- Kohl B. Elliott
ine blitzkrieg struck again when Shea
Gene Derricotte took a Girard Rifenburg RE....... Zoelle
punt on his own 23 yard line, McNeill Olshanski
.picking up some beautiful down- Hershberger Toepfer
field blocking, evaded the last man Wisniewski
in his way and went 77 yards to Yerges .......QB .. Blackbourn
score. This time Brieske's kick P. Elliott Wink
was good and Michigan led 13-0. Kiesel
Self Runs 70 Yards Chappuis .... LH.......Girard
Clarence Self then gave the Derricotte Evans
partisan crowd their first chance C.Eliga
to cheer when he took the next C. Eliott .... RH..Self
Kuick Embach
kick-off and raced 70 yards to Kempthorn ..FB......Weiske
the Michigan 14 where Big Len- Weisenburger Bendrick
nie Ford hit him and the ball ______________ endrick
squirted out of his hand. Dick ____-_______-_
Loepfe jumped on the loose ball
on the 12 and Wisconsin had their
first scoring chance. They muffed
it however, as Derricotte inter-
cepted a Girard pass in the end
zone.
Midway in the second quarter
Michigan boosted its margin when C o
another Chappuis to Yerges pass
climaxed a 56-yard sustained
drive. A 14-yard Chap to Yerges
pass and a 27-yard reverse by
Bump highlighted the drive.
Badgers Score
Harry Stuhldreher's boys then
put on a drive of their own which
netted them a score in the lastR
minute of the half.
Self took the kick-off and raced
46 yards to the Michigan 42. Sub
Jim Embach then paced the team
by getting Wisconsin's first pair
of first downs and going over from
the six on a reverse. The kick was
blocked and the half ended at 20-
6.

CARMEL CORN
offers
CONGRATULATIONS
TO THE TEAM
for a Successful
Season

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MIChIGAN Pos. W
Mann.... . LE.. R
Ford
Holloway
Hlilkene .... LT.
Wistert
Johnson
Tomasi .... LG.....
Sickels
W hite ...... C .....
Dworsky
Wilkins .,... RG .... .
Soboleski
Pritula ... RT.... .
Kohl
Rifenburg .. RE .... .
McNeill
Hershberger
Yerges ......QB... .
P. Elliott
Chappuis .. LH .....
Derricotte
C. Elliott ... RH .....
Kuick
Kempthorn . FB.....
Weisenburger

Wilson
KISCONSIN
ennenbohm
Bennett
Hanley
Loepfe
Hoehn
Donellan
George
Collias
... Wilson
Kelly
.. .Knauf
Surber
Otterbach
B. Elliott
. .. Zoelle
Olshanski
Toepfer
Blackbourn
Wink
... Girard
OEvans
...... . Self
Embach
.... Weiske
Bendrick

Michigan Gets Three
Fritz Crisler's awesome grid
machine went .right on rolling in
the second half and pushed over
three more tallies on drives of 73,
53 and 23 yards.
Chappuis led the third period
marker with some superb running
and passing. Weisenburger went
the last 23 yards right down the
center to score standing up, out-
running two Badgers in a race to
the corner of the end zone.
Chap Connects
The last two scores came with-
in a minute and a half of each
other. The first was set up on a 23
yard jump pass from Chappuis to
Bump Elliott which ended on the
seven. Chap then passed to R.ifen-
burg in the end zone. Brieske
kicked the extra point and the
score read 33-6.
Self was hit hard on the kickoff
return and Tomasi jumped on his
fumble to set up the last score. On
the first play Bump passed to Bob

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A GREAT U. OF M. TEAM
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