SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1940
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
JF THERE ARE any lessons the Wolverines can learn from this past
season of football certainly one of the foremost is to build a fire
under the offense, to mix up the solid, consistent Michigan brand of
football with a little razzle-dazzle and take a few chances once in a
Too many times this year The Maize and Blue played the percen-
tages, too many times they sat back and waited for the breaks rather
than taking a chance to try to make a break for themselves.
For the first half, or maybe even three-quarters of the game
it's all right to play it safe, but when the last canto rolls around
and the score is close or Michigan is behind, it's no time to sit
around and wait for something to happen.
Take the Ohio State game, for instance. It's still fairly fresh in
mind, in fact it's going to be hard to forget.
Early in the fourth quarter Michigan had the ball on its onwn 27,
third down and one yard to go for a first down. The score was still 7-0
in Michigan's favor, but it wasn't enough to win, as the final score in-
* * * *
QUARTERBACK GHINDIA elected to pass, figuring that the Ohio
State line would be tightened up for a line buck and if the pass clicked
it might go all the way for a TD. It didn't work, and the Wolverines
punted on the next play, going back to the stodgy version of football-
waiting for a break.
The third down play was a gamble, maybe not the right thing
to do in that situation, but if you're willing to gamble once, why
not do it twice? Why put half your chips on the table, play the
A line buck on fotirth down would not have been orthodox, but it
would have meant continued possession of the ball. Don Dufek was in
the game at the time and throughout the year had established him-
self as a man who excelled in the art of picking up a yard or two on
every play. It would seem fairly safe to call on him to pick up the
yardage on the last down in a series, just as much as the third.
The punt put the Buckeyes back into their own territory, sure, but
the Woverines no longer had the ball and without it you can't make
NOTRE DAME has placed its 1949 team among the ranks of the
greatest of all time, and one of the reasons is because the Irish
gamble, and more often than not it pays off.
Time and again Notre' Dame's sensational quarterback Bob
Williams has taken a chance and it has meant continued posses-
sion of the ball.
The most striking example of this pay-off brand of ball took place
when the Irish met North Carolina last week. The Tarheels were in the
lead by six points and the Irish had the ball on the fourth down deep
in their own territory.
WILLIAMS WALKED back to the huddle and said, "Boys, it's fourth
down and we should punt, but we're going to try a pass. Larry, if you
don't catch this one, I'm not even going to stop running, I'm gonna
keep on going right out the nearest exist." He was aware of the chance
he was taking, but he gave it a try. The pass was completed for a 17-
yard gain and Notre Dame maintained possession of the ball.
Perhaps what Michigan lacks is a consistent offense. Certain-
ly any quarterback is going to be afraid to gamble if he is not con-
fident about his team's performance. Offensively Michigan placed
firth in Conference ratings, and it would seem safe to say that any
improvement in that department would have meant sole possession
of first place, since two points are all that kept the Wolverines
from taking their third straight.
But regardless of this fact, there were times when Michigan
could have gambled, when they could have kept possession of the ball
with the exercise of a little ingenuity, but fell back on. the time-tested
practice of punting and hoping for a break.
Michigan doesn't have to play that way. With the No. 1 defense
in the league a few gambles which back-fire would be worth the divi-
dends the one that did work pays off. It's time for some modern foot-
ball and less of the "punt and pray" variety.
ed SOUTH BEND - (') - Snow
forced Notre Dame's gridders in-
side for most drills this week, and
the usual razor sharpness honed
into the team by taskmaster Frank
Leahy prior to a big game may be
missing when the unbeaten Irish
tangle with Southern California
Seemingly invincible, the migh-
ty Irish will strive for their ninth
successive win of the season and
their 37th gam, without defeat
against a bitter and old rival.
IT WILL BE the 21st meeting
between Notre Dame and Southern
California and a capacity throng
of 57,000 fans is expected despite
a heavy, wet, snowfall during the
week and the threat of more.
The gridiron has been covered
with canvas but slippery footing
is expected which might lead to
an upset. The practice field has
been bulldozed of snow, but a
new storm the day before yes-
terday drove the Irish into the
fieldhouse to complete prepara-
tions against a team which last
season came closer to defeating
them than any since Leahy's
gang began piling up its record
with a 26-6 win over Illinois in
the 1946 opener.
At Los Angeles a year ago, the
Trojans led 14-7 with 2%ri minutes
to play only to have Notre Dame's
spot player, speedy Bill Gay, run
back a kick 86 yards to set up a
final 14-14 tie.
THAT DEADLOCK, plus the
scoreless battle in 1946 with Army,
are the closest shaves Notre Dame
has had in sweeping through 36
games without defeat. In the
march they have averaged five
touchdowns per game and held
opponents to an average of one.
Despite a poor practice week,
the incentive and spirit to win-
which are so typical of Irish
teams-were pumped into the
squad at a huge Friday night
rally. Honored guests were the
four horsemen and teammates
of the late Knute Rockne's great
unbeaten 1924 outfit.
Members of that famed team
are enjoying their 24th reunion
celebration, climaxed by watching
the encounter with U.S.C.
Bowl Bids Await Victors
Of Traditional Contests
NEW YORK-(AP)-The annu
Army-Navy fracas today tops 1
college football program, while t
outcome of several other ma
games will be watched with int
est as they produce possible fo
der for New Year's bowl events
President Truman will head
throng of 102,000 sitting in on t
golden anniversary game betwe
the Cadets of Army and Midshi
men of Navy at Philadelphi-
huge Municipal Stadium. Arn
held to a surprising 21-21 di
last year, is favored to uphold
No. 4 national ranking and un
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BOWL INTEREST is wic
spread, as the college football s
son comes to a virtual end w
such important tussles as Tular
Louisiana State; Rice-Baylor a
Oklahoma-Oklahoma A. &
heaTing the list.
Then there is the Southe:
California-Notre Dame scr
at South Bend, Ind., one of t
sternest grid rivalries in ti
nation, which began in 192
NotreDame, the nation's No.
team, will be remembering la
year's 14-14 tie with the Tr(
Rice and Baylor, playing
Houston, will have the Southwe;
ern Conference title and the1
of playing host in the Cotton Bc
at stake in their game. The te
winning is expected to me
known its preference for anc
ponent in the Cotton Bowl tonig
* * *
OKLAHOMA, ranked the NC
team this week, should make (
lahoma A. & M. its tenth vict
of the season in their clash
Norman. Oklahoma is a sure-f
bowl team, probably the Su
Bowl at New Orleans. There
also a possibility the Soor
might get to the Cotton Bowl.
The Tulane-L.S.U. affair
New Orleans is expected toh h
clear up the Sugar Bowl situ,
tion. Tulane, Southeastern Coi
ference champion, probably w'
get a bid if it can hurdle L.S.'
a tough team in recent week
Two more Southern teams w
bowl hopes, Virginia and NC
Carolina, meet today at Cha
Hill, N.C. Virginia has been beas
Last Football Saturday
ual only by Tulane, while N.C. has lost
the three. * * *
er- OTHER GAMES on the program
od- include Alabama-Florida, Auburn-
. Clemson, Boston College-Holy
I a Cross, Brigham Young-Pepper-
the dine, Colorado A. & M.-Colorado,
een Fordham-New York University,
ip- Georgia-Georgia Tech, Kansas-
a's Arizona, Mississippi - Mississippi
my, State, North Carolina State-Wil-
aw liam & Mary, Southern Methodist-
its Texas Christian, Tennessee-Van-
de- derbilt, Tulsa-Arkansas, and Wake
By MARV EPSTEINt
Working out daily in anticipa-
tion of their opening contest at the
University of Chicago on January I
14, the Michigan gymnastics team
and Coach Newt Loken are prepar-
ing for a season which they hope
will bring to the Wolverines their
first individual and team champi-
onships in the history of the West-
This would be the first time
since 1926 when the Conference
started keeping official records
that the Wolverines have snagged
the individual and team crowns.
HERETOFORE, team champi-
onships were pretty well monopol-
ized by Minnesota, Illinois andt
Chicago when that school was still'
a member of the Big Ten.
Chicago walked off with eight
team awards from 1926 through
1934. Illinois and Minnesota
each were resp~onsible for five,
the Illini getting theirs from
1929 through 1942 while the
Gophers were at their heyday in
the period between 1936 and this
year, when they took Conference
honors at the meet held here in
Iowa took the title in 1937.
LOKEN IS bent on bringing the
individual crown to Michigan just
as he brought them to Minnesota
himself in 1941 and 1942, as a
member of the Gopher gymnastics
team. Minnesota has taken the in-
dividual title for the last five times
Loken won with 182 and 229.9
points in his two years as Con-
ference champ. Jim Peterson
took the 1948 and 1949 laurels
with 1475 and 1053 points.
In either Pete Barthell, the only
double winner in the Big Nine
meet last year, and Ed Buchanan,
the country's best trampoliner,
Loken has two men who could turn
the trick for the Wolverines this
LOKEN HAS a host of other
men out for the team, many of
whom show the kind of potential
which could well bring home the
bacon for the Wolverines.
ALWAYS A FIRST TIME:
Gymnasts Ready for Big Ten Title Race
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WHISTLING IN DIXIE:
Southern Teams Battle for Crowns
NEW ORLEANS - (P) - Tulane
lays its football reputation and an
almost cinched bowl bid on the
chopping block today. And sports
writers think Louisiana State Uni-
versity has a sharp axe.
The Green Wave is Southeastern
Conference champion and a de-
feat by the twice-beaten L.S.U.
Tigers would tumble their national
prestige back to that ebb which
followed their 46-7 slaughter by
* * *
ON THE OTHER hand, an
L.S.U. victory would make the
state school team unofficial cham-
pion of three conferences, the
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Southern. This by virtue of tri-
CHICAGO - ()P) - Big Ten
basketball officials will meet in
a rules interpretation meeting
today and tomorrow.
A new touch this season will
be standardized official uni-
forms including grey flannel
trousers, the usual black-and-
white striped shirt, white shoes
anda warm-up jacket of white,
trimmed in blue and adorned
with a Big Ten emblem.
umphs over Rice Institute and
HOUSTON- (A) -A conference
championship and the host spot in
the Cotton Bowl will be the prizes
today as Rice and Baylor tangle
in the Southwest Conference's
first winner-take-alI game
A victory of tie would give
Rice the championship and the
Cotton Bowl's $120,000. Baylor
must win to get into the Dallas
Bowl classic and throw the two
teams into a tie for the title.
Indications are that the oppon-
ent of the host team in the Cotton
Bowl will be Oklahoma, Virginia,
North Carolina or Kentucky. Re-
ports also are that the loser, or
Baylor in event of a tie game, will
be invited to another major bowl
-probably the Orange Bowl.
reports that this is the first in a
series of postal matches sched-
uled for the team.
The University is entered in Big
Ten rifle competition this sea-
son, Kalow added.
MIAMI - (AP) - The powerful
University of Kentucky Wildcats
roared back last night and
smashed a gallant University of
Miami football team 21 to 6 be-
fore 42,970 stunned spectators in
the Orange Bowl.
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will hold a meeting today to vote
on an opponent to play Santa
Clara in the bowy here Jan. 2.
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