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. THE MICHIGAN DAILYAJ

TlltJRSDAY, JANUARY 1, 199

Gophers

First

To

Slow

M'

Scoring

Machine,

13-6

1innesota Line Aimost
Pulls Brown Jug Upset
Homecoming Fans See Maize-Blue Come
From Behind To Edge Golden Gophers
By DICK KRAUS
A1NiN AIRBOR, Oct. 26-Up front where the 1947 chapter of the
"Little Brown Jug" rivalry took place, Michigan and Minnesota played"
to a Mexican standoff, but Wolverine backfield speed provided the
13-6 victory margin at the University of Michigan Stadium in a
"rock-'em-sock-em" brawl that had 87,000 fans on the brink of hys-
teria.
The Golden Gophers halted the heretofore unstopped Michigan
oIense by the simple process of getting hold of the ball and keeping
it. In the first half Crisler's charges had the ball for only 19 plays as a
typical Bierman machine ground out nine first downs, most of them
by the slow slogging overland'
route.
Minnesota, obviously keyed up 'Statstcs
for this traditional battle, rushed Minn. Mich.
the Wolverines off their feet Net yards gained rushing 131 112
throughout the first half. The gi- First downs .............. 13 9
ant Gopher forwards powered Forward Passes atempted 12 12
holes in the lighter Michigan line Forward passes
and light hard running backs like completed '.... 7 8
Billy Bye, Ev Faunce, and Bill El- Yards by forward
liott methodically marched for passing.... .........91 131
yardage. Forward passes
But Michigan's weakness of intercepted......... 1 3
the week before was its strength- Total yards runback on
the line backing. Dan Dworsky, intercepted passes 26 56
a defensive goat against North- Punting average
western, was All-America yester- (from scrimmage) 34 41
day. He plugged openings in the Total yards all
center of the line, smashed down kicks returned ...... 90 42
ball carriers attempting to circle Opponent fumbles
the ends. He was ably assisted by recovered.............0 0
long lean J. T. White, who came Yards lost by penalty 35 0
up with the play that broke the-
Gophers' back. Harry Elliott, Gopher right half,
White Intercepts tossed a pass from his own 19

Line-Ups
MICIhIGAN Pos. MINN.
Mann........E ........ Grant
R1ifenburg Soltau
McNeill Halenkamp
Ford Sein
Marcotte
Hilkene.......T.......... Fritz
Pr itula Hendrickson
Wistert Widseth
Kohl Carroll
DEndrinos Jaszewski
Mealey
Tomasi .. . .. ........Dellego
Wilkins Olsonowski
n cd Boson
$ickels Kissell
Soboleski Nomenelli
White.......C .. Tonnemaker
C orsky Brennan
Bieske
Yerges .......Q,....... Malosky
P. Elliott Anonsen
Chappuis ... ............ Bye
C. Elliott Hausken
Derricotte Daugherty
Fcnde Faunce
Bailey
H. Elliott
Zupetz
Pullens
Weisenburger F ...... B. Elliott
Johnson
Kuzma

Daily-Lmanian
PAVLOVAS AND A PIGSKIN-Jumpin' Gene Derricotte highlights this football ballet, outleaping
Bud Grant of Minnesota. J. T. White (55) tries to get into the act, but finds his prospective
partner, the official, extremely uncooperative.

Bump Elliott, who picked it upj
and staged one of the day's most
beautiful runs to bring the ball
back to midfield, but the ball's
striking the goal posts made it
an automatic touchback and
Michigan took over on the 20.
Weisenburger contributed his
bit in the fourth period. He took
a lateral from Yerges, faded as if
to pass, then reversed his field
and barreled toward the opposite
sidelines. Two Gophers had him
trapped until he faked a lateral
to Bump Elliott and picked up
another five yards to make it a
first down.

ALUMNI BRING OWN JUGS:
Homecoming Clash. Thrills 87,000 Fans

Football fever reached its height
here as some 87,000 gridiron fans
saw the Wolverines nose out Min-
nesota under a sweltering Indian
summer sun.
The first sell-out throng of the
season, filling every nook and
cranny of the huge bowl, rose to
its feet on virtually every play of
the action-packed gridiron clash.
The Gopher contingent, 4,500

strong, kept the east side of the Sigler obligingly posed for pho-
stadium in an uproar, as the Min- tographers holding the victory
nesota gridiron squad made its symbol.
bids for victory. Half-a-dozen special trains
The famed "Little Brown Jug" brought University alumni 'from
made its first public appearance all parts of the nation to view the
at the Gopher-Wolverine tilt. The traditional homecoming grid clash.
jug reposed on the sidelines during Scores of well-lubricated alumni
the game, and at half time former poured from the specials and bois-
Minnesota governor Harold Stas- terously trooped toward the sta-
sen and Michigan's governor Kim dium prior to game time.

'A Jug Is Born'
It has been said by some old timers at Michigan that the
immortal Fielding H. Yost took greater pleasure in bringing
home the Little Brown Jug to Ann Arbor, than in winning a
Conference crown.
All this began way back in 1903 when one of "The Grand
Old Man's" most famous point-a-minute teams invaded Gopher
territory with a record of 559 points to zero for their opponents.
It was one of those days that have a habit of occuring when
the Wolverines and Gophers collide. When it was all over but
the shouting, the mighty Michigan eleven had been held to a
6-6 deadlock by the supposedly impotent Gophers.
The Minnesota fans went wild. In fact one jubilant individ-
ual swiped the Michigan water jug, and the legend of the Little
Brown Jug was born.
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With the score 13-6 in the final
period, and the Gophers on the
march in possession of the ball on
Michigan's 34 yard line, Faunce
faded and flipped a pass over
center. J. T. White leaped and
speared it, then running like a
halfback he scampered back to
the Wolverine 40-yard line. That
was the ball game.
But up until that point the Go-
phers were conceding nothing.
They drew first blood in the sec-
ond period when Faunce, after
sparking a drive that began at
midfield, cracked over from the
one yard line to score. Don Bail-
ey's attempted conversion was
blocked by the whole Michigan
line.
Michigan got that touchdown
back with an extra point to spare
as the first half drew to a close.
With less than two minutes to
play, Bob Chappuis faded and
Bump Elliott ran. The Bumper
simply outraced the Gopher de-
fender and took Chappuis' pass
five yards behind the nearest Min-
nesotan and breezed into the end-
zone. Brieske, making his first
boot of the year under pressure,
split the uprights.
Derricotte Scores
The Wolverines' second touch-
down came almost as suddenly.

yard line, which Jack Weisenburg-
er intercepted on the 32 and re-
turned to the 21-yard line. On
the first play from scrimmage,
Gene Derricotte bolted through a
hole off tackle, cut wide and
sprinted untouched to the pay
dirt. Brieske's kick was wide.
The Wolverine defensive unit
seemed to form itself around
Dworsky in the second half and
they held the Gophers to four
first downs in the last 30 minutes.
The erstwhile cripples, Joe So-
boleski, and Ralph Kohl were
standouts along with big Al Wis-
tert.
Chappuis Rushed
It was the offensive line that
had itself a rough day today. Min-
nesota's mastadons, led by 246-
pound Leo Nomenelli and Gene
Fritz, gave Chappuis a rough af-
ternoon.
The big ground gainer for Mich-
igan was Weisenburger who aver-
aged almost five yards a try
against the stubborn Gopher de-
fenes,
Field Goal Attempt
Minnesota's last serious threat
ended with a 33-yard field goal
attempt by Don Bailey in the
third period. His boot was per-
fect for direction, but it hit the
cross bar and bounced away to

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