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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 rather belligerent Buckeye decided he'd go along for the ride, but despite
his efforts, The Bumper scored anyway.
Maize" and Blue Down0,1s
Scrappy Buckeyes,

ALL WET!
Jubilant
Fritz Gets
Dunuking
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
dlunking, 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 Tau 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 dov'n 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.

Wolverines Trip
Wisconsin, 40-6,
To Get Bowl Bid
1y BOB LENT
MAD1SON, 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 { 1: Rose Bovwl New Year's Day.
Playing their best amo 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 --

ANN ARBOR, Nov. 22-The price of touchdowns got caught in
the inflationary spiral as Michigan's hard earned 450 yard running
and passing 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
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.
His end was practically impreg-
nable. He smashed Ohio inter-
ference time and again, he con-
tinually harassed Dick Slager and

his own Big Nine 1,029-yard total
Pandel Savic, the Ohio passers,
and he made life miserable for
Pete Perini, blocking one punt and
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 of from the four
yard line on the reverse play to
score.
Jim Brieske, who missed an inL-
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, then called a Chanppuis
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.
Wisniewski Grabs Pass
Irv Wisniewski, reserve end,
grabbed another Chappuis 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.

Bump Elliott was close behind
with 141 yards. Jack Weisenburg-
er added 81 yards to his Confer-
ence rushing leadership.
Michigan's first touchdown
came on a break and the Wolver-
ines used just three plays to cap-
~talize on it. With six minutes of
the game gone, Wisconsin half-
'ack Jug Girard dropped back to
his own 12 to punt. A bad pass
from center confused the sopho-
more ace and he was dropped on
the ten as he tried to run with
the ball.
Yerges Scores
Two plays failed to move the
ball, but Chappuis passed to Yer-
ges who stood all alone in the
right fiat and went over standing
up. Brieske's kick was wide and
Michigan led 6-0.
Three minutes later the Wolver-
ine blitzkrieg struck again when
Gene Derricotte took a Girard
punt on his own 23 yard line,
pickingnup some beautiful down-
field blocking, evaded the last man
in his way and went 77 yards to
score. This time Brieske's kick
was good and Michigan led 13-0.
Self Runs 70 Yards
Clarence Self then gave the
partisan crowd their first chance
to cheer when he took the next
kick-off and raced 70 yards to
the Michigan 14 where Big Len-
nie Ford hit him and the ball
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
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 Nin the last
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.

White.. ....C...
Dworsky
Brieske
Wilkins RG
Soboleski
Pritul%.......RT
Kohl
Rifenburg .. RE
McNeill
Hershberger
Wisniewski
Yerges .......QB
P. Elliott
Kiesel
Chappuis .... LIH
Derricotte
Teninga
C. Elliott .... RH
Kuick
Kempthorn . .FB
Weisenburger

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.......Knauf
Surber
Otterbach
B. Elliott
Shea
....Zoelle
Olshanski
Toepfer
. Blackbourn
Wink
.......Girard
Evans
. ........Self
Embach
..Weiske
Bendrick

Mann who made a great catch,
taking the ball away from three
one-handed catch on the 3.
MICHIGAN Pos, WISCONSIN
Mann .......LE Rennenbohm
Ford Bennett
Holloway Hanley
Hilkene LT .......Leopfe
Wistert Hoehn
Johnson Donellan

Tomasi......LG.
Sickels

George
Collias
Currier
Price
Wilson
Kelly

Gals Lose Trip
To Cal in Cab'
Michigan cost Wisconsin a trip
to the Rose Bowl, but the Wol-
verines saved one Badger alumni
a lot of money.
Confident that the gridiron
forces of his alma mater were
good enough to stop the title-
bound Michigan squad, an elder-
ly gentleman wagered that if Wis-
consin won the game he would
send his grandaughters out to the
Rose Bowl in a taxicab.
Save Those Bonds!

SPEED DEMON-Gene Derricotte, shifty Wolverine back, ran
77 yards for one of Michigan's ten touchdowns as the Pitt Pan-
thers were thoroughly subdued, 69-0.

Statistics
Mich. OSU
Total first downs ......24 9
By rushing .........15 7
By passing ..........98 2
Net yards rushing ....233 119
Net yards forwards . 217 55
Forwards attempted ... 32 17
Passes complete ......12 3
Passes intercepted by .. 4 1
Yards interceptions
returned ........... 15 0
Punts, number......... 7 10
Average distance ... 37.8 35.7
Kickoffs, average .... 5.1 56
Yards kicks returned .. 37 89
Punts .............. 20 18
Kickoffs ............ 17 71
Fumbles .............. 3 1

Lin eUps

CARMEL CORN
offers
CONGRATULATIONS
TO THE TEAM
for a Successful
Season

MICHIGAN Pos.
Mann ........ E ......
Rifcnburg
McNeill
Ford
Wisniewski
Hilkene ......'T......
Pritula
Wistert
Kohl
Tnomasi ...... G .... .
Wilkins
Soboleski
Sickels
Kampe
W hite ....... C .....
Dworsky
Brieske
Yerges ....... Q ... .
P. Elliott
Chappuis ... . H....
C. Elliott
Teninga Sen
Teninga
Fonde
Weisenburger F ... .

OSU
Crane
Hague
Shannon
Dorsey
Morrison
... Wilson
Jennings
Kirk
Hamilton
Jabbusch
Templeton
DiPierro
Snyder
Mattey
. Duncan
Lininger
Renner
... . erini
Savic
Cannavino
Demmel
sanbaugher
Swinehart
Newell
..... Cline
Wilson

CONGRATULATIONS... 8
TO TIHE MIGHTY-
1947 MICHIGAN ROSE BOWL TEAM -
Composed of great Americans
U representing a great institution
in the struggle for Democratic Ideals.
THE DASCOLA BARBERS ^j
LIERTYOFF ST ATE ..

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Peterson
MICHIGAN
Mann.
Ford
Holloway
Hilkene ...
Wistert
Johnson
Tomasi..
Sickels
White .....
Dworsky
Wilkins....
Soboleski
Pritula ....
Kohl
Rifenburg ..
McNeill
Hershberger
Yerges .....
P. Elliott
Chappuis ..
Derricotte
C. Elliott ...
Kuick
Kempthorn
Weisenburge

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Pos. WIS
LE.. Ren
.LT......
LG......
cG.......
RG .. . .. ...
RT......C
RE........
.QB.,... Bl
LH........
RH .......
.FB.....

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Michigan Gets Three
iCONSIN Fritz Crisler's awesome grid
nenbohm machine went right on rolling in
Bennett the second half and pushei over
Hanley three more tallies on drives of 73,
Loepfe 53 and 23 yards.
Hoehn Chappuis led the third period
Donellan marker with some superb running
George and passing. Weisenburger went
Collias the last 23 yards right down the
Wilson center to score standing up, out-
Kelly running two Badgers in a race to
Knauf the corner of the end zone.
Surber Chap Connects
tterbach The last two scores came with-
B. Elliott in a minute and a half of each
.. Zoelle other. The first was set up on a 23
)lshanski yard jump pass from Chappuis to
Toepfer 1 Bump Elliott which ended on the
ackbourn I seven. Chap then passed to Rifen-
Wink burg in the end zone. Brieske
Girard kicked the extra point and the
Eans score read 33-6.
.. .Self Self was hit hard on the kickoff
Embach return and Tomasi jumped on his
Weiske fumble to set up the last score. On
Bendrick the first play Bump passed to Bob

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Hail to the Victors!

A GREAT U. OFM. TEAM
IN THE ROSE BOWL

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