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Oldham to Play Halt;
Zathoff Doubtful Starter

(Continued from.Page 1)

ly on a wet afternoon. And it
rained here yesterday.
Back of the mammoth front line
.s a backfield boasting a little size
f its own. Quarterback Bob Gelle
ips the scales at 215 pounds, right
halfback Skip Engel comes in at an
even 200, and captain and fullback
have Skrien hits 205.
. * *
BUT THE real danger to the
Wolverine's Rose Bowl and West-
ern Conference hope lies in a trio
of 200 pounders. If the Northland-
ers intend to win through the air,
:nuch will depend on the lean right
arm of George Hudak, Minneapolis
junior. This 185-pound tailback
ias a phenomenal completion per-
;entage of .571 on 12 out of 21 suc-
On the ground it will be
speedy Dick Gregory and aggres-
sive Gary Johnson to test the
Maize and Blue forward wall.
Gregory, a high school state
sprint champion, has netted 219
yards on 42 carries for a 5 plus
yards-per-try mark.
Sophomore Johnson, the lightest
Minnesota fullback of all time at
183 pounds, has gained 147 yards
through tie middle. The Gophers
also boalt the Conference's top
punter in Don Roedel who has
averaged more than 40 yards-per-
* * *
Minnesota bulk is a Michigan team
that is taking this game with dead-
ly seriousness. The Wolverines will
field their usual aggregation with
one important exception - the
right halfback slot.
Here is the big questionmark
of the day's grid frollicking. Af-
ter recent injuries Leo Koceski
(Army) a n d Frank Howell
(practice) are viewing the game
from sideline vantage points,
putting the buck right in the
hands of three unproven, in fact,
untried, sophomores.
Don O1 d h a m, Indianapolis
speedster, has the inside track for
the starting assignment, but soph-
omores Tom Witherspoon and tiny
West Bradford are ready for ser-
vice at a moment's notice.
Oldham has performed well in
practice sessions, but claims only
a few minutes game experience.
Then there is the speculation of
Don Peterson, who performed sc
well against the Gophers last year,
returning to his old job.
* * *
PETERSON is being held in re-
serve in case a fresh man is need-

ed to replace the brilliant Chuck
Ortmann, still not completely re-
covered from an opening game an-
kle injury. As long as Ortmann is
in shape, Michigan promises to be
the perfectionist offensive crew
that were unbeatable against Wis-
consin last Saturday.
The Milwaukee left halfback
in one Conference game vaulted
into the pasq completion per-
centage and total offense leader-
ship. He hit 10 of 14 heaves
against the Badgers and looked
even better than 1949 on the
ground. He was an All-American
last week and there is no reason
to believe it won't continue.
Also in the starting backfield is
the steady Don Dufek, and im-
proving Bill Putich, who came in-
to his own a week ago. Dufek, a
spinning fullback, has rambleda
nearly 300 yards on 67 carries. j
Putich stepped into the familiar
Michigan role of an efficient field
general last week as well as dem-
onstrating his pass-catching abili-
ties. If Oldham comes through,
this looks like a tough quartet to
In the pass receiving depart-
ment, Oosterbaan has two ends
to compare with his Dick Rifen-
burg-Scotty McNeil heydey. The
gentlemen in question are Lowell
Perry and Fred Pickard, and
both have grabbed 11 passes,
one each for a touchdown. Perry
doubles as a pass-intercepting


Pe netrates
M nnesota
nmsphere of resignation pervaded
the Minnesota ranks here yester-
clay as Michigan ran through its
last light drills in preparations for
tomorrow's clash with the victory-
starved Gophers.
Even the Minnesota coaches ex-
pect the worst.
"ATTITUDE?" said Gopher
Freshman Coach Bill Daley, "a
team doesn't have any attitude
when it's this low."
Regarding Minnesota's four
losses to date, Daley said, "We
helped every one of those op-
ponents win."
Depths to which team backing
has sunk was indicated by the
huge "Hail Michigan" painted in
six foot letters in white paint on
inside top wall of Memorial Sta-
dium. The groundskeeper who was
taking it off the bricks said it was
"more likely" Minnesota fans were
responsible than backers of the
* * *
TICKETS were still on sale for
a game that is usually a sellout.
With injury a vital factor in
the Michigan camp, Coach Ben-
nie Oosterbaan and his aides
were frankly skeptical of. the
apparent Gopher attitude.
Despite the prospects, which
could be deceptive, Michigan was
regarded as a solid 20 point fa-
The weatherman did his part
with a forecast calling for slightly
cloudy conditions.

Americ-n take ilVi
charging foad wl
encounter of e t
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safety man.-
Up front, peerless Al Wahl leads iI
a forward wall that is just coming
into its own as a defensive fort. - --
Excepting a first quarter march, PITTSBURGH - - Th i
Wisconsin failed to dent the Wol- ates of Pittsburgh appr u :
verine line when the first team set to sail after one of th r
was in action. Tom Johnson play- prizes in baseball-Bran'h K
ed his best game .and Dick Mc- But the Bucs s y thcy won
Williams is living up to his fresh- to nab the Mahatma 1omt
man expectations. wanus until he's cut loos tr-
Roger Zatkoff places second Brooklyn moorings toay.
on the injiurv list. opening a line- * *

and fuehback
eric Blier-
> iing col-
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backer's job for Laurie LeClaire.
Zatkoff demonstrated a second
Dick Kempthorn, but may not
start today.
Michigan's injuries are balanced
by the sidelining of Minnesota's
Art Edling, the big end who scor-
ed the Gophers lone tally last year,
and Dick Wheaton, first string
Bernie Bierman wants this game
bad. A win over Michigan would
make a miserable season look much
rosier and go far to still the "Bye-
bye Bernie" cries.
But roses, Pasadena, and all give
the Michiganders a litle incentive1

IF, WHEN and under whit
cumstances the Dod e(; rn
wizard takes ip crident 1
Field, a Pittshurgh Offie i
portly Roy Hamey w at p

there as general maiv,
Tom Johnson, Pirva
tary-treasurer, trid tI
spinning sports w!r. sI
the Rickey-to- I Alburgh
today wIth is> resume
"I do not believe J hn C
(president o- the PIttu
has officialy tealke hi
Rickey as yet. Sin c ia
tract with Irooklyn des -


the previously unbeaten Indians.
Illinois, winner over Ohio Uni-
versity, UCLA, and Washington U.,
will engage a surprising Indiana
eleven at Champaigne, Ill., today.
a. s
VERSATILE Johnny Karras
gives the Illini the weapons on
attack and the speedy right half-
back is a big reason for giving Il-
linois the favorite's role.
Indiana boasts a fine one-two
punch on its own in quarterback
Lou D'Achille and halfback Ro-
D'Achille has completed 46 out
of 84 passes for 612 yards and four
touchdowns thus far this year, and
Robertson has hammered out five
markers on the ground.

TopGrid Squads Face Ac


NEW YORK-(P)-By nightfall circuit. Tech also
it may be possible to get a fairly conference play.,
clear picture of the college, foot- * *
ball situation in the five major CORNELL andI
sections. winner of four st
Up to this point, approximately Princeton in the E
halfway through the season, there tion. This will, in
have been so many upsets and seems, be the last
such a general scrambling of the season between two
preseason dope that the experts en elevens-barrin
have thought seriously of going in-
to hiding. But tomorrow we should Texas, recove
get some definite answers. painful one-point
homa two week
* * * Rice at HoustonI
WHETHER, for instance, the Conference gam
Ohio Buckeyes are heading for the Southern Metho
Big Ten Crown, and whether the Rice good, 42-21.
Kentucky Wildcats have what it T
takes to sweep through the South- Tomorrow's tilt,
eastern Conference. ably will offer ac
tween Texas and S
Whether Cornell or Princeton next week, TheI
is to romp ahead unbeaten in rently no. 1 in
the Ivy League; whether the Press' national p
University of Texas Longhorns tomorrow.
possess the power to stand off * *
Southern Methodist's rush in STANFORD, wb
the Southwest Conference, and U.C.L.A. last we
whether Stanford can rally to West Coast followe
challenge California for the back against thi
Rose Bowl assignment in the Huskies at Palo A
west. remain in the ru
Rose Bowl priz
Kentucky, winner of six straight, Golden Bears can
tackles Georgia Tech at Atlanta rack up victory N
for leadership in the Southeastern pense of St. Mary's

is unbeaten in Army's ha r
which dropped it
* spot natinad xl
Princeton, each whemng
raight, clash at should ju ao
ast's big attrac- score agains
mprobable as it Oklhona N
meeting of the a string of 5 stra
o major unbeat- alo wi give it r
g bowl games. of action agais a
red from its i Ames.
t loss to Okla- Othert i
s back, plays Ncbiaska and Kansas n a
in a Southwest Seven struggl at Lawrenc 1
fe Last week sas-

IUad Iowa

Ohio State

Big 'Ten

1 0
2 1
1 1
1 2
0 1
0 2

T Pet. PF OP
0 1.000 74 14
0 1,000 26 13
0 1.000 13 6
0 .667 34 32
,0 .500 34 33
0 .333 40 55
0 .000 6 7
0 .000 21 33
0 .000 6 71

g mal and
If, it 0(curs,
u t ifback
ailning was
dh K icwartz
te deciding
A. xe lping of

MICHIGAN at Minnesota
Northwestern at Wisconsin
Iowa at Ohio State
Indiana at Illinois
U:C.L.A. at Purdue
Michigan State at Notr

idist thumped!
then, presum-
comparison be-
.M.U., who meet
Mustangs, cur-
the Associated
oll, will be idle
hose defeat by
ek shocked its
rs, must bounce
he Washington
Alto, if it is to
unning for the
e. California's
be expected to
o. 6 at the ex-
s, at Berkeley.

* * *
IN ADDiTION to it 11. ui a
between Ke┬▒niuky and Ga
Tech, the South of fes a hot ill
ing of Maryland and Dkai
ham and a battle between \
Forest and Clemson, bhab o
beaten but once tied, at Wins 00
Other n. or ga
Tennesse vs. Washingti x.
Lee at Inoxvile, Wia x
Mary at North Carelipa. Tu
at Auburn, Texas Chrisin
Mississippi, Vanderbilt at Jra
sas, Missouri at OkiahlmaA
Navy at Penn, San FaiW
Fordham, Oregon at V
California, Baylor at Te a> A
Dartmouth at Harrard, D) u
Arizona, Holy Cross at Yal,
at Washinxiton Staxte, lVam mx
at Pittsburgh, Montana at
State, Mississippi StatV at
ma, Santa Clara at ar
Temple at Penn S ate, an
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