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THE MICHIGAN DAILY THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1948

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Wolverines Pi Up
42-0 Halftie Lead
Four Tallies iS First ighi ViiuIs
Turns Game ino ichigan Rout
By DICK. RAUS
Ielhind a savage : cfricie .t first quarter o :fensive, +i'higan
rolld over outmanned Stanford, 49-13, 4t the University of Michigan
Stadium yesterday, in a sparkling display of precision attack that
swept the Westerners out of contention before the game was five
minutes old.
The first meeting of the two schools since 1902 was two plays old
when Bob Chappuis faded from his; own 39-yard line and threw a
beautiful pass to Bob Mann, who had outrun the Stanfcid safety.
Mann took it on the four, shook off a desperation tackle and went
over. Jim Brieske booted the first of his seven straight conversions.
Less than two minutes later, Len Ford, Wolverine end, recovered
a Stanford fumble. Two plays and a 15-yard unnecessary rough-
ing penalty moved the ball to - __----------
the Indian 10, where Bump El-
liott, running off the famous Lite-Ups

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OUTTA MY WAY-All-American Bob Chappuis (49), shifty Wolverine tailback, heads for Stanford
territory through a flock of Indians as quarterback Howie Yergcs (241) and Jack Weisenburger
help clear the way.

Then and Now
The 1947 Stanford-Michigan game was the first between the
two schools since the inaugural Rose Bowl shindig way back in
1902. It took Fielding Yost's point-a-mimite team eight days to
make the trip west, but this year the Indians came east in one.

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Statistics
Mich. Stan.
First Downs .......10 13
Yards gained, rush. 181 137
Forward passes .. 17 27
Forwards completed 8 11°
Yards gained, forwards ......
.252 128
Forwards intercepted by .....
3 4
Number of punts ., 2 8
Av. dist. of punts, yds......
44.5 33.5
Runback of punts, yds. ......
83 19
Fumbles ...........3 5
Own fumbles recovered.......
3 3
Penalties 3 3
Yards lost, penalties 35 21
Michigan Fans
Cheer Indian
Scoring Tries
Sun and 'M' Offense.
Keep 65,000 in Sweat
A sun-burned throng of more
than 65,000 yesterday poured out
of Michigan Stadium after viewing
a heavily favored Wolverine team
steamroller the Stanford Indians,
49-13.
Predicted rain failed to mater-
ialize although fans had a few
anxious moments in the first
quarter when dark storm-clouds
obscured the sun. However, for
the remainder of the game old
sol's sizzling rays beat merciless-
ly down on grid fans.
Turn-About
Wolverine fans did a turn-about
early in the game, cheering every
scoring attempt of the underdog
Stanford eleven. And thundering
Michigan cheers greeted both
Stanford touchdowns.
For the first time in recent his-
tory Michigan Stadium saw a de-
monstration of flash card stunts.
No Bad Accidents
No serious accidents were re-
ported although an unidentified
press photographer was bowled
over on the sidelines by a Stan-
ford lineman. The photographer
climbed to his feet unhurt, but
his camera and equipment were
slightly damaged.
The famed marching band's
playing of the featured Michigan
song, "Bum Army," did not go
over so well yesterday afternoon
during halftime. In fact it was
greeted by a wave of silence from
University students, evidently un-
familiar with the words.

Michigan reverse, shook off fourj
Stanford tacklers to go over Mann ........ E.
standing up. Rifenburg
Weisenburger's Turn Hilkene ...... T
Then it was Jack Weisenburg- Pritula
er's turn, The speedy Wolverine Soboleski.....
fullback spun into a gaping hole, WilkinsI
on the Michigan 39-yard line, White ....... C .......,
broke out into the clear, shook Yerges.......Q.
loose from a headgear tackle,
slowed up long enough to let Stu Chappuis .... H........
Wilkins wipe out the last Indian, C. Elliott
and then breezed over. Brieske Weisenburger F ........
made it 21-0 with the game only MICHIGAN 23 14t
six minutes old. StanfGAd ... 280 14
The last bolt of Wolverine first Stanford......0 0
quarter lightning struck suddenly Michigan scoring-Tou
after Michigan had been penal- l'%ann, C. Elliott, Weise
ized for illegal use of the hands. Rifenburg, Derricotte 2.
Chappuis faded from his 40 and Points after touchdown:
bulleted a spiral that looked too 7.
long for Rifenburg, but the Wol- Stanford scoring-Tou
verine end went up and hauled it Edickson, Coker. Poin
in on his fingertips to inake it touchdown: Mervin.
four touchdowns in eight and a
half minutes.
halfeminues.Rquarter. The passing of
Wolverines Rest string quarterback Morris
Then the Wolverine scoring at- running of little Wayne1
tack took a 13 minute siesta, dur- and Mickey Titus spark
ing which time the Indians had ford's second half play.
nothing to cheer but the sensa- Eiko pitd2
tional punting of halfback Mike Erickson sprinted 21
Durket, who consistently boomed Michiga 49 it a
high spiral punts that would have punt to begin the first tou
kept the Wolverines at bay, but march. Morris passed to ei
for the brilliant punt returning of Martin for 11 yards. T
Gene Derricotte and Bump Elliott. plays failed to gain an
Derricotte, late in the first took a lateral from Mo
quarter took a Durket punt on streaked to the Wolverin
the Michigan 23 and legged it be- yard line, running beh
hind beautiful blocking to the blocking of guard Pinky
Stanford 25, but part of the run who escorted him all the
was nullified by a clipping pen- Titus and Erickson the
alty. nated and moved the ba
The. second. quarter. offense two from where Ericksc
was spearheaded by Derricotte wide for the score. Marty1
who scored twice to make the missed the conversion.
halftime score, 42-0. He started Kuick Tallies
a 54-yard sustained drive to notch The Wolverines s an d
the first second period touch- their final touchdown bet
down, by pitching a perfect jump two Stanford scores. Itc
pass to Ed McNeil, Wo)i/erine end, another long pass, this ti
who raced it to the Stanford 27. inga threw and Don Kuick
Fonde Rips to Seven right half, caught it in
Hank Fonde, running the re- zone.
verse, raced to the seven. Derri- Chuck Coker, 225-pou
cotte took a handoff from Yerges, back went over for Stanf
who did some excellent faking, ond touchdown, hurtling
and hit to the two. Stanford from the one yard line
tightened and made a brilliant series of passes from M
goal line stand, but a fourth down end Dan Mervin had set
interference penalty in the end- score. Mervin then conve
zone gave Michigan a first down Michigan's overall su
on the one yard line. Derricotte in the statistical departm
then went over. challenged only in the fi
Less than a minute later, Derri- department where the In
cotte did it again, after J. T. cumulated a 13-10 advan
White set up the score by inter- but three coming in th
cepting a pass thrown by Morris half.
and had run it to the Stanford Unusual Aerial Display
4-yard line. Derricotte took it Michigan, usually prin
over in two plays. Brieske split running team, rolled u
the uprights and the half ended, yardage on passes than
42-0. ground. With Chappuis
The second half was a differ- cotte, and Teninga joined
ent story, and served to explode other Michigan tossers,t
the myth that Coach Fritz Cris- verines went overland
ler's third team is as good as his yards, while running forc
first which he used only during 96. of which were gainedt
Brieske's seven straight conver- enburger.
sions. Defensively the entiref
Stanford Scores teams were much more
The Indians scored once in the than against Michigan
third and once in the fourth week ago.

Martin
Burke
Budge
Phleger
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Feldman
Flathand
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Erikson
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chdowns
enburger,
Kuick.
Brieske
chdowns
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second
and the
Erickson
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yards to
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end Gene
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Phleger
way.
en alter-
01 to the
on went
Feldinan
wiche d
ween the
came on
me Ten-
k, reserve
the end
nd full-
ord's sec-
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after a
lorris to
t up the
rted.
upremacy
Went was
rst down
dians ac-
tage. All
e second
marily a
up more
on the
, Derri-
d by five
the Wol-
for 252
only 184,
by Weis-
first two
efficient
State a

6iiihriilnrna abe 4p ail.. .
BUT
That FINE HOLIDAY COOKING

Daily-Lmanian,
EMBRACE ME-Gene Derricotte, Wolverine ball carrier, gets an affectionate tackle from a Stan-
ford defender as tackle Al Wistert (11) is treated more roughly. The Indians weren't as lucky the
rest of the afternoon as Michigan piled up seven touchdowns, two of them on line plunges by Der-
ricotte in the second period.

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