SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1948
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Michigan Grid ers
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G RANT STAND
By MURRAY GRANT ... Daily Sports Editor
1T'S TIME TO go out on that shaky limb of ours again and see if we
can do a little selecting of our own.
Last week we missed our upset of the day when the California
Bears ruined our hopes and trounced Navy, 21-7. The other pick we
missed was the Wisconsin-Indiana game. That was the one in which
George Taliaferro and Company ran wild and stamped themselves a.
Big Nine dark horses with a 35-7 victory over the Badgers.
So with an 800 average to our credit we again venture out onto
our limb and give you our selections of the week.
MICHIGAN-OREGON-The Wolverines were spotty in last week's
victory over the Spartans, while the Webfoots have trounced Santa
Barbara and Stanford on successive weekends. It'll be a battle of pas-
sers as Oregon's Van Brocklin matches his arm against Michigan's
young Chuck Ortmann. However, Michigan has got more than they
have shown. We'll take the Wolverines by a comfortable margin.
NOTRE DAME-PITT-The Fighting Irish had a narrow
squeak last week in beating Purdue, but the Panthers are still
toothless as was evidenced by the beating SMU administered
last week. Look for Notre Dame to roll up a big score as they try
to regain some of their lost prestige.
ILLINOIS-WISCONSIN-The Illini had a picnic last week at the
expense of woefully weak Kansas State. The Badgers, on the other
hand, got their ears pinned back by' Indiana. However, Illinois isn't
that strong nor is Wisconsin as weak as it seemed. It should be a
knock-down, drag-out battle, with Illinois favored. We still have con-
fidence in Wisconsin so we'll try them again, in an upset.
INDIANA-IOWA-Clyde Smith has done a fine job with the Hoos-
iers and as long as their iron man tactics last they'll be tough. Iowa
showed very little in beating Marquette last week. This one should put
the Hoosiers on top of the Big Nine heap, Indiana by two touchdowns.
PURDUE-NORTHWESTERN-Two mighty giants lock horns in this
one. Purdue has Bob deMoss and a great line. Northwestern has
one of the best backfields in the Big Nine and Alex Sarkisian in at
center. Purdue dropped a heart-breaker to Notre Dame and the Wild-
cats measured UCLA, 19-0. In the best game of the day, we'll take
Purdue, but not by much.
OHIO STATE-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-The Buckeyes proved
they weren't soft touches last week with their win over Missouri, but
nor are the Trojans easy. Southern Cal would like a Big Nine scalp
and this may be their chance. Though OSU is favored we'll take USC.
MINNESOTA-NEBRASKA-Bernie Bierman has his eyes
set on a Big Nine crown and he knows his team will have to be
better than last week's 30-0 win over Washington. The Cornhusk-
ers happen to present the opportunity that the Gophers are look-
NAVY-CORNELL-Swinging out of the Midwest for our last
three picks. Navy has a fine first team, but is weak on reserves. Cor-
nell has better reserves. It's a toss-up and the coin indicates Navy.
TENNESSEE-DUKE-Duke is always rough and Tennessee
doesn't have it this year. Duke in a good ball game.
NORTH CAROLINA-GEORGIA-The Tarheels have Justice on
their side and that should be plenty. In last week's triumph over
Texas North Carolina looked like the class of the Southeast. Choo-
Choo Charley Justice is headed for All-America and North Carolina i.
on its way to a great year. Georgia can't do much to stop them.
r WHEN YOU SEND
IT HOME BY
Ortmann, Van Brocklin
Hook Up in Passing Duel
Kempthorn, Soboleski Return
Derricotte Out of Lineup with
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. . . back in action
With Coach Cliff Keen away on
a scouting jaunt, the rest of his
coaching staff ran the pocket edi-
tion gridders through a light drill
While the lineman practiced
fundamentals on the other side of
the field, backfield aspirants went
through punting and punt return
PRACTICE closed with the vig-
orous type of scrimmage so typical
of this year's lightweights. The
combination of Coach Keen's in-
structions for "vicious" blocking
and tackling and the heated com-
petion inspired by so many open
positions indicates that the Maize
and Blue will field a rough lineup
when they open their season here
against Illinois October 23.
Particularly evident in yester-
day's drill was some fine offen-
svee teamwork that has devel-
oped within the last week. The
passing plays of both George
Sipps and Jerry Burns were
Notable work at the guard po-
sitions became evident when on
various occasions fullbacks broke
through center for long gains.
help. Kempthorn will pair with
Dworsky in the linebacking as-
signment and may spell Tom
Peterson as offensive fullback.
Both clubs will be sporting win-
ning streaks as Michigan goes af-
ter its sixteenth straight and Ore-
gon tries for its ninth in a row.
Tbe Wolverines were last beaten
by Illinois in 1946 as the Illini
capitalized on 12 Michigan fum-
bles to win 13-9 and go on to take
the Big Nine crown.
OREGON WAS LAST beaten in
1947 when Washington nosed
them out 6-0. Since then they
have swamped eight opponents
and allowed only one to score more
than a single touchdown.
But in Michigan they face a
team that has a lot to prove to
its followers and a team that
will be tough to stop. After last
week's narrow squeak the Wol-
verines have put in grueling
practice sessions and will be out
to put their name up among the
nation's top ten football teams.
Oregon must do two things if
they are to snap Michigan's long
victory streak. They must over-
come a team that will definitely be
"up" for the game and must also
defeat a team that has always
been poison to their West Coast
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AFTER LAST YEAR'S Rose
Bown debacle even the Pacific
Fight Called Joke
DETROIT, - (?) - The De-
troit News reported today that
Tiger PitchersyHal Newhouser
and Paul (Dizzy) Trout began
slugging each other in the dug-
out during Thursday's game
with the St. Louis Browns.
But Tiger Manager Steve
O'Neill, in Cleveland for the
game there today, said the play-
ers were only "kidding"
Newhouser scoffed at Trout
for coming into the dugout in
street clothes, the News report-
ed. Fists began to fly until
O'Neill separted the fighters,
the paper said.
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To Size Up
NEW YORK-()-There are a
lot of football games on today's
program that will go a long way
toward sizing up the teams in
some of the major college con-
In the Southeastern Conference,
for instance, the picture should be
clarified considerably by a trio of
league encounters and one or two
contests involving outside compe-
GEORGIA TECH, which didn't
harm its position as favorite by
blanking Vanderbilt, 13-0, last
week, meets an invading Tulane
squad that subdued Alabama, 21-
Mississippi, the defending
Southeastern champ, moves into
Kentucky after slipping past
Florida in its initial loop tilt
and Vanderbilt visits Alabama.
Georgia, meanwhile, entertains
North Carolina of the Southern
Conference in a game that won't
go into the standings of either
league but should provide a yard-
stick for things to come in both.
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IF NORTH' CAROLINA man-
handles Georgia as it did Texas a
week ago, the Tar Heels should
breeze through their own loop and
become one of the country's top
teams. A Georgia victory, however,
would establish the Bulldogs as a
distinct Southeastern Conference
CLEVELAND - (W) - Little
Jimmy Outlaw, a .250 hitter who
couldn't hold down a regular berth
with Detroit, played the villain's
role yesterday as the Tigers foiled
Cleveland's bid to clinch a tie for
the American League flag by de-
feating the Indians, 5-3.
The 35-year-old utility player,
who did not enter the game until
the eighth inning, socked a single
AMERICAN LEAGUE AT A
Club W L Pet. GB TP
Cleveland 95 57 .625 .. 2
Boston. . 94 58 . 618 1 2
New York. 9458 .618 1 2
Cleveland-At home, Detroit
2 (tomorrow and Sunday)
Boston-at home, New York
2. (Tomorrow and Sunday)
New York-Away, Boston 2.
(Tomorrow and Sunday)
to center in his first time at bat,
with two out and the bases loaded
in the ninth inning, to drive in the
winning runs. The blow, which
came off reliefer Russ Christopher,
climaxed a three-run stanza and
handed Bob Leman his 14th set-
THE DEFEAT cut Cleveland's
first game margin over the idle
Boston Red Sox and New York
Yankees to one game. Each team
has two games remaining. The
Indians engage the Tigers here to-
morrow and Sunday, while the
Yankees and Red Sox oppose each
other over the weekend.
The setback was a tough one
for the Indians to accept. It
appeared they had the game all
wrapped up as they went into
the top of the ninth, leading
Lemon, making his fourth at-
tempt to register his 21st triumph,
did not have his usual effective-
... out of lineup
Late Detroit Rally
Defeats Tribe 5-3
ness, but had managed to escape
unscored upon in every inning
except the sixth. Bob had been
in trouble in the seventh and
eighth, but the crowd of 15,988
customers thought the worst was
over when he retired Dick Wake-
field on an infield pop in the
eighth with runners on first and
second and two out.
THE FANS were standing in the
runways, ready to swarm on the
field as soon as Lemon retired
the last three men in the ninth.
They were eager to grab manager
Lou Boudreau and lift him on
For it was Boudreau who had
driven in what appeared to be
the winning run with a double
in the seventh. It was also Bou-
dreau who had scored the tying
run in the sixth.
Over in Boston, manager Joe
McCarthy announced that Jack
Kramer was his choice to hurl
the opener of the final series
against the Yankees.
KRAMER'S FOE will be Tommy
Byrne, the wild left-hander who
pitched so brilliantly in taming
the Bosox Sunday. That was the
blow that knocked Boston out of
a first place tie.
The Pittsburgh Pirates came
up with two runs in the top of
the ninth inning yesterday to
edge out the Cincinnati Reds 2
to 1. The Pirates collected only
6 hits, while the Reds were able
to bang out 10 blows against
starter "Tiny" Bonham and
winning pitcher Kirby Higbee.
Three singles, a base on balls
and a hit batsman gave the Bos-
ton Braves two runs in the fourth
inning today and assured them a
3 to 1 verdict over Brooklyn. It
was rookie Vernon Bickford's elev-
Coast writers panned the brand of
football played out there and said
that the Midwestern style of play
was vastly superior to theirs. They
further claimed that the contact
should be. voided and the West
Coast and Big Nine should stay
away from each other.
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