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Big lW T i

3-V's Tangle
With Spartan
Squad Today
'M' Takes Return
Trip To Lansing
For the second time this year,
Macklin Field will be over run
with maize and blue jerseys.
This time it will be the Michi-
gan jayvee team that will at-
tempt to crack the MSC chalk
lines as they tangle with the Spar-
tans at 2 p.m. today in the first
half of their home and home se-
George Johnson, freshman
line coach, has been named to
direct the 'B' team in the ab-
sence of Don Robinson who is
off to scout Illinois in their
game with Purdue today.
Johnson will stand pat on the
line-up that was so effective in
bottling up the Northwestern of-
fensive last weekend in the first
'B' game this year.
At the ends it will be George
Sutherland and Rostum Tanjour-
ian. Dave Gomberg will be at one
tackle while Leo Flynn and John
Eizonas will divide the other tac-
kle duties.
"By" Lasky gets the nod at
center and will be flanked at
the guards by Jack Powers and
John Maturo. In the backfield,
Johnson has named Irv Small at
quarter back, Norm Jackson at
fullback, Jim Moorish and Bill
Jennings will alternate at right
half and John Obee will be at
Although the jayvees had little
chance to perfect an offense be-
fore last week's game, they pulled
out the scoring plays when they
needed them to post a 13-0 vic-
It's the same story again this
week. There has been little op-
portunity for the 'B' squad to
build up a coordinated attack
with their main efforts directed to
running Minnesota plays through
the varsity.
This means that it will prob-
ably be a game decided in the
line with offense taking a back
seat until one or the other teams
gets a break.
The game will be the last for
the jayvees until State comes
here Nov. 6 to finish off the home-
and-home series.

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Test for ierm-BWolverine 1igh teights Act as Hosts
Enconterflhnoies Today
Hard Charging Wolverine Line To Face -o e ld For Regattc
Ponderous Gopher Defense at Minneapolis y. The midget edition of Michigan's grid machines swings into

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Punting ...

Frosh Show
in Scrimmage
Wally Weber's freshmen grid-
ders completed another week of
hard work yesterday by showing
continued progress in mastering
the intricate Wolverine offense.
With the emphasis on blocking,
the eclorful freshmen mentor
sent his charges through another
rugged scrimmage.
The defense was a little tough-
er than usual for a while, but the
bigger and faster offensive squad
finally found themselves and be-
gan to move down the field.
Improved blocking, both in the
line and down the field was shown
by the youthful footballers. Sev-
eral of the backs also looked like
they mean to give the varsity some
competition next spring and fall.
The daily drills conducted by
Weber and his three assistants
continue to point out the necessity,
of teaching fundamentals to the
first year men. Too much empha-
sis cannot be placed on this train-
ing if the Michigan squad is to
continue to field strong gridiron

pounds. They are the lightweights
in the line.
The tackles are little Leo No-
mellini, almost a sure-bet for All-
America, who breaks the scales at
a mere 250 pounds, and midget
Bob Mealey, who hits only 220.
Fritz carry on at the guard posts
and tip the scales at 208 and 218
respectively. The center slot is
held down by Clayt Tonnemaker,
another monster who weighs in at
In comparison the Wolverine
line is lightweights. Dick Rifen-
burg and Irv Wisniewski, the
ends hit only 197 and 194 re-
Tackle Joe Soboleski weighs
only 195 while his running mate
Ralph Kohl is top-weight man on
the offensive line scaling 223.
Dom Tomasi at 180 and Stu Wil-
kins at 185 are the guards while
Bob Erben at center weighs 185.
Thus the offensive line for
Michigan will average 194 pounds
and the Gopher forward wall av-
erages 216. The Wolverines will
spot 22 pounds per man.
DEFENSIVELY the Wolverine
forwards average 202 with Ed Mc-
Neill and Ozzie Clark at ends, Al
Wistert and Al Wahl at the tac-
kles, Quent Sickels and Lloyd
Heneveld at the guards and Dan
Dworsky holding down the cen-
ter slot. Still these giants will be
outweighed by almost 15 pounds
to the man.
It's a different picture in the
backfields, however. Minnesota
has Jim Malosky at quarter-
back, Everett Faunce and Bud
Hausken at the halves and
Frank Kuzma at the fullback
post. Malesky scales 190,
Faunce, 170, Hausken, 170 and
Kuzma, 190 or an average of
180. Bill Elliott, 186, injured
fullback comes in to do the
The Wolverine offensive unit

of Pete Elliott, Chuck Ortmann,
Leo Koceski and Tom Peterson
averages exactly the same.
But this weight disadvantage
is nothing new to the Wolverines.
During the past few years they've
spotted every team they have...
faced a few pounds up front and
have still managed to beat them.
cided on weight, but on passing
and running and clever signal
calling; on blocking and tackling
and well-executed plays. The
team that capitalizes on its op-
portunities and takes advantage
of the breaks will win tomorrow.
In this game they throw away
the record book and deal with two
teams, each of eleven men. Being
the favorite doesn't mean a thing,
and Michigan is going to have to
be the better team on the field to-
morrow if their 19th straight vic- BILL ELLIOTT
tory is to be chalked up. . .. Duel?
Corn-lell, MSC Trete
Army Penn State Slates
NEW YORK - t) - With the Seven, it will be Nebraska a
college football season crossing the sas and Kansas State at Co
halfway mark tomorrow, the only in addition to the Iowa
teams among the nation's top ten Missouri fuss.
which appear to be in any real
danger of losing their lofty status Other major encounters
are a couple of eastern powers- such intersectional strutgg
Army and Penn StateNevada at Tulsa, Kentu
Marquette, Temple at Okl
Army travels to upstate New A. and M., and Indiana at
York for the first time in history burgh.
to take on Cornell in the only
game of the day involving two ma-
jor unbeaten and untied clubs.
Both have won four straight. Armyc a
stands fifth in the Associated
Press rankings and Cornell 12th. jfl . f() .4cag
ADDED INTEREST in their NEW YORK - (/P) --
fracas is furnished by the latest
statistics, which show Army's rec- Thompson, the young spo
ord for attacking on the ground who owns the Philadelphia
to be the best in the country and of the National Football L
Cornell's defensive mark against today declared war to the d
a rushing game to be second only the rival All-America Coni
to that of Georgia Tech.
Penn State, unbeaten in two "Any conciliation betwe
years and now rated No. 8, will leagues now is impossib
meet an invading Michigan State made my efforts, and now
team that lost to Michigan by only with it. From now on it,
,.ix points and to Notre Dame by going to be a battle."
19. Like the Army-Cornell tussle. Only the past week the
this one could go either way and owner pleaded in a natio
some observers are calling the azine article that the two
home club the underdog. get together on a commor
* * halt the ruinous competit
NOTRE DAME and California players and quit throwin
also travel this week, the Irish money away.
invading Iowa and the Golden ----
Bears visiting Washington. Others
among the top ten teams line up
on their home fields like this:
Louisiana State at North Caro-
lina, Florida at Georgia Tech,
Navy at Pennsylvania, Iowa State
at Missouri and Syracuse at
Northwestern. Anything but a vic-
tory for any of the top ten ex-
cept Army and Penn State would \
be a resounding upset.
TWO OTHER Big Nine games
among the midwestern headliners
send Wisconsin to Ohio State and
Purdue to Illinois. In the Big

MICHIGAN vs Minnesota
Illinois vs Purdue
Ohio State vs Wisconsin
Northwestern vs Syracuse
Indiana vs Pittsburgh
Iowa vs Notre Dame

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