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1, 1948

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Facts and Figures

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Total First Downs . .
By rushing ........ .
By Passing...... .. .
By Pe-ialties ........
Net Yards Rushinr .... 2
Yards Lost ...........1
No. of Rushes ...... .
Net Yards Forwards . .2
Forwards Attempted ..1
Forwards Completed ..1
Passes Intercepted by . .
Punts, number ........
Average Distanc .. 3
Returned by ........ .
Kickoff-, number ......
Returned by.......
Average ........... 5
Yards Kicks Returned 1'
Punts .............. 1
Kickoffs ............ .
Fumbles ..............
Own Fumbles Recovered
Number of Penalties
Yards Penalized . ...

16
10
6
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19
42
58
14
10
4
7
10
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10
36.6
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137
134
4
2
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.......,. Huey Total first downs.......23
Balge By rushing............ 15
Carrigan By passing..............8
Giliman Net yards rushing .......293
.Vog-er Yards lost ............ 21
Fusi No. of Rushes .........53
Cappaert Net Yards Forwards 234
Zito Forwards attempted .. 20
Bagdon Forwards Completed .. 11
Maso i Passes intercepted by . ... 4
GipioI Yds. interceptions ret'd 115
Arnson Punts, number ...........3
. MeCurty . Average distance .......17
Gasser Returned by ...........11

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19
16
21
501
20
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..Q.......Glick Kickoffs, number 12 0
Kestrel Returned by .......... 0 11
. ........Guerre Kickoffs, average .......49.5 0
H. Smith Yards kicks ret'd 196 178
Crane Punts ...............196 0
Spiegel Kickoffs .............0 178
G. Smith Fumbles .................6 1
ger F .....Blenkhorn Balls lost .............,3 0
Waters Penalties ................ 3 0
Sieradski Yards penalized .........25 0

Daily-Lmanian
FINESSE-Jack Weisenburger, Wolverine fullback, is assisted in a swan dive by Spartan Lynn
Chandnois.

Michigan
Wolverines Swamp State
In Curtain Raiser, 55-0
By BOB LENT
Fritz unveiled what well may be his greatest gridiron team be-
fore 70,115 fans as his Michigan Wolverines rolled at will over a badly
outclassed Michigan State eleven, 55-0.
Although Crisler probably has had better first teams, it is doubt-
ful if he has ever had the talent-heavy depth he put on display yes-
terday. Michigan did everything that was expected of them-which
wvas plenty.
Their potential All-American, Bob Chappuis, showed he still
knows what to do with a football by scoring three touchdowns and
passing to another, His running mate, Bump Elliott turned in the
best run of the day (a 56 yard sprint) and added a touchdown of his

itscores

MS

Pitt,

124-0

Panthers Crushed by Michigan, 69-0
As Offense Picks Up 23 First Downs

Daily-Lmanian
HUNGRY PANTHERS-These two hard-running Panthers could
not quite keep up with Dick Rifenburg as he easily grabbed
Chappuis' pass to score.
129,000_See State, Pitt Routs

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Wolverine Linemen Hold Pittsburgh Backs
To 19 Yards Rushing Total in Third Win
ANN ARBOR, OCT. 12-For one quarter a hard-charging Pitts-
burgh line held a tidal wave at bay, but the dam broke early in the
second period and Michigan was off on a touchdown spree that en-
gulfed the Panthers 69-0, as the Wolverines ran and passed their way
to a third straight triumph at the University of Michigan Stadium.
Held in check on their attempt to better Notre Dame's 40-6 win'
over Pitt, last Saturday, for 17 minutes, the Wolverines exploded the
first time they got their hands on the ball in the second period. Bob
Chappuis faded from his own thirty yard line, pitched to end Bob
Mann who took it oi the Pitt 25 and went on to score with the aid
of a fine block by Dick Rifenburg.<>

Pitt halfback Mark Maystro-
vich lost more than yardage while
returning a kickoff. After racing
to the 32-yard line, Mr. Maystro-
vich lost his pants.
Jack Weisenburger threw
what was probably his first in-
tercollegiate pass since he was
reassignedfrom halfback to
fullback duty way back in 1945.
For the second straight week
Michiganran into a sensational
punter. Pitt provided a match for
Stanford's long booting Mike Dur-
ket in quarterback Bill Hardisty,
who's big trouble was he out-
kicked his ends and enabled Der-
ricotte, Elliott and Fonde to get
up full heads of steam.
Hardisty's best effort was a first
quarter punt from his own 20-
yard line to the Mlichigan fifteen
on the fly.

A bright sun beaming out of
fair skies boosted gate sales to
swell the MSC-Michigan grid
clash attendance past the 70,000
marker.
Just before noon the football
throng started to pour into Ann
Arbor, more than doubling the
town's population forda few hours.
Fans were startled just before
the game, hearing an emergency
call for plumbers issued over the
public address system. However,
investigation revealed that the
sewers in the runway under the
gridiron bowl had backed up,
blocking the passageway. However
the equipment was restored to
working order in a matter of min-
utes.
Only 59,000, the smallest crowd
of the season, saw the Wolverines.

smother the Pitt Panthers under
an avalanche of touchdowns in
the second game of the season.
The flag at half-staff during
the game, injected a somber note.
The flag was lowered here as in
all parts of the nation, to com-
memorate the arrival of the first
war dead in this country from
the far-off foreign lands where.
they had died in defense of the
American way of life.
.....DO YOU KNOW that
Michigan and Notre Dame have
met ten times on the gridiron,
with the Wolverines taking
eight games. In the most re-
cent contests, Michigan took
the Irish 32-20 in 1942 and
then lost the following year,
35-12.

own.
Their regular lullback, Jack
Weisenberger took charge of the
first touchdown with runs of 17
and 19 yards and their highly
touted sophomore fullback, Dick
Kempthorn, lived up to advance
reports by standing out on defense
and scoring the last TD.
Even more impressive than their
ground attack was the way the
Wolverines ruled the airways the
entire afternoon.
. They completed 10 out of 14
passes for a total of 258 yards-12
more than they ground out on
they kept State from completing a

running plays. At the same time
pass all day and intercepted four
of the ten the Spartans tried.
Teninga Passing Star
Spearhead of Michigan's aerial
attack was Wally (Handy Man)
Teninga who came back from the
Army to find his old job filled by
the very capable Mr. Chappuis,
Given his chance in the last half,
Teninga completed two beautiful
30-yard passes to Irv Wisnewski
and Don Kuick, reeled off 17 and
22 yard runs and set up the final
touchdown on the receiving end of
a 17 yard pass from Pete Elliott.

Our Sincere and Best Wishes
for a Happy and Prosperous
New Year!

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STARTS SCORING PARADE-
.ack Weisenburger, fullback,
scored Michigan's first touch-
down of the season in the first
period against MSC.
Defensively, Michigan couldn't
have been much better. The
Wolverine line held MSC to a
meager three first downs, and
didn't allow the Spartans to get
into Michigan territory until the
last play of the third period and
never did let them get past the
37-yard line.
Chronologically the TD's went
something like this:
(1) The first time they got
their hands on the ball the Wol-
verines went 55 yards in seven
plays with Weisenberger's two
long runs and a two yard pay-dirt
plunge highlighting the drive.
(2)Elliott's 56 yard run set up
this one with Chappuis going over
from the 6-inch line.
(3) Derricotte brought a punt
return back to the State 31 and
passed to Bump Elliott on the 24
who went over from the three yard
line four plays later.
(4) With 5 minutes of the first
half left, Weisenberger returned
a punt to the State 26, from
where Fonde hit Ford with a beau-
tiful pass on the 1 yard line and
Chappuis went over.
(5) Third play of second half
saw Chappuis pass to Ford in the
clear on the State 35 and Big
Lennie went all the way or a TD.
(6) Four plays later Dworsky

Jim Brieske missed his one and
only conversion of the day and
Michigan led 6-0.
Then the track meet began,
with Michigan rolling up two
more touchdowns in the second
period, three inthe third and
four in the fourth.
The scoring was pretty well dis-
tributed, with eight men sharing
the ten touchdowns and Brieske
collecting nine consecutive extra
points. Mann and Wally Teninga
,ent over twice with Jack Weis-
enburger, Bump Elliott, Gene Der-
ricotte, Len Ford, Tom Peterson,
and Don Kuick each tallying one.
If there was a standout in the
Michigan backfield yesterday, it
probably was Derricotte. The
flashy Defiance Ohio tailback
stepped out of the shadow of
All - America candidate Bob
Chappuis and put on a brilliant
exhibition, personally account-
ing for three touchdowns. He
scored on an 80-yard punt re-
turn, which featured such per-
fect blocking that not a man
laid a hand on him. He set up
Ford's touchdown by intercept-
ing a Pittsburgh pass on his
own 45 and running it to the 15
where he lateraled to Ford who
went over.
Ted Peterson scored Michigan's
eighth touchdown after Derri-
cotte personally conducted the
Wolverines from the Pitt 48 to
the four. He passed to Hershberg-
er for 12 yards, then ran for three
consecutive first downs, to put
the ball on the four yard line.

Peterson took it over on the spin-
ner play.
But up in front of Crisler's
seemingly endlessnsupply of
backs, a Michigan line that was1
almost perfect held Pitt to 19
yards on the ground in 21 rush-
ing attempts.
Even in the scoreless first per-
iod, Michigan's forwards were
opening up the holes, but four
Wolverine fumbles held up the
parade. The downfield blocking
conspicuous by its absence. almost
all last season, was very much in
evidence yesterday. Not only Der-
ricotte's touchdown jaunt, but
the 115 yards Michigan gained on
pass interceptions offers proof of
the efficiency of the blocking.
Wolverine backs snared four
Pitt passes altogether. Bump El-
liott grabbed one in the second
period and sprinted down the
sidelines for 35 yards and a
touchdown. Weisenburger speared
two, returning one 20 yards and
being dropped immediately on the
other. Derricotte accounted for
the other on Ford's touchdown.
Jim Brieske kicked one of the
longest extra points of his car-
eer, yesterday, when he con-
nected from the 24-yard line.
After a successful conversion
following a Michigan touch-
down, the Wolverines were pen-
alized 15 yards for holding. With
Derricotte kneeling on the 24-
yard line, Brieske booted a per-
fect kick. He's missed two so far
this season.

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