THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2950
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1950 THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE THREI
ON THE SPOT OSU, Mich4
By BILL CONNOLLY
Dauly Sports Editor CATCH AS CATCH CAN:
AWNG WITH the philosophical I-like-it-here' gang of students G rid Coaches Favor Fair
who are staying in Ann Arbor town this Thanksgiving morning to
catch up on lost sleep and bypassed academic assignments remains
a certain group whose thoughts are in terms of catching up with a By ROGER GREENBERG Lou Little, veteran Columbia
more elusive prey. The nation's football coaches coach, who is chairman of the1
While mostof the 20,000 students and alleged students enrolled agree almost to a man that the Rules Committee for the Ameri-
in this-the only school in the Big Ten without a four-day Turkey Fair Catch rule should be returned can Football Coaches Associa-I
hi thishve depaytedhforn hoe-cBokgdTenalthuagroupr-day0Torkso to football, and they're after the tion stated that due to the abol-!
holiday, have departed for a home-cooked meal, a group of 50 or s Rules Committee to take this ac- ishment of the fair catch punt-
stayed on to undergo a final day of scrimmage in preparation for fes- tion. ing formations have changed,
tivities of a different sort, scheduled for this coming Saturday after- The fair catch was abolished last and it has created a situation
noon. spring in somewhat of a sleeper which is dangerous for the play-
Obviously, the group under discussion is the Michigan football fashion. Without warning, the ers.
team, and although the bird they're after does not have wings, we'd Rules Committee took it out of the Michigan's freshman coach,
begin to wonder just how he can do so much witha football unless gridiron book. There wasn't any Wally Weber, one of the game's
possessed with ultra-human prowess of one sort or another. protest at the time, but all this fall most fluent spokesmen, had this
* * * * various coaches have complained to say. "The rule should be
THE WOLVERINES' PREY-Vic Janowicz by name-took over that it was a bad move, changed promptly. It is a point of
the Big Ten lead in both total offense and scoring according to sta- *:* * pride and courage with a safety
tistics released yesterday by the Western Conference and has come BOB VOIGTS, coach of North- man to handle every kick, but it
within a turkey-feather's reach of a record or two in so doing. Jano- western, complained that it was a is sheer murder for him to do it
wicz' six Big Ten appearances to date have accounted for the follow- major rules change and that the under present conditions."
ing performances: coaches were never consulted Weber continued, "It doesn't
In gaining 90 yards running and 59 passing against Illinois about the matter. He said, "It look good for the kid or the game
last week, the Buckeye junior ran his pace-setting total to 687 wasn't discussed with us, and wetohvhi ru awyfma
yards, 302 picked up on the ground, and 385 in the air. He re- are the ones who have the greatest to have him run away from a
stake in the code. I don't know punt, but tell me what is there
corded this distance by handling the ball 134 times for a 5.1 aver- what basis the Rules Committee sporting about the safety man
age per try. acted upon, but it wasn't a sound handling the ball and then being
In the scoring department, he tallied all seven of the Bucks' points ,nbutndtswasnhtng s ou dnitmedalyany thrnoreix
, twet u i ttli htdprmntu o4,nn ha one and something should be done hit immediately by four or six
last week, to run his total in that department up to 45, nine ahead to correct it." men?"
of Michigan's steam-rolling Don Dufek. Janowicz' scoring production-
is the highest individual total since Boris Dimancheff racked up 54 MIXTURE AS BEFORE:
points for Purdue in 1944. _________________
Twenty-one of versatile Vic's points have come from after-
touchdown conversions, and that mark is just one shy of the rec- -IlhMentor
ord set by Michigan's Jim Brieske in 1946 and tied by Brieske in P osit
'47 and Harry Allis in 1948.
'7adHryAlsn1987"It is significant, however, that OSU has played six Conference G i u c s o m l
games to date, while the Wolverines have met only five Big Ten o Grid Success Formula
ponents. Although trailing in the point-total column end, Dufek is the-
leader in the TD-department, having earned all 36 of his points on By JOE EPSTEIN ous decision in an emergency un-
touchdown runs. Mix a large evergreen loaded der the duress and tremendous
* * * *
PRESSING Janowicz for the offensive lead is Michigan's Chuck Ort- with sparkling ornaments and a adverse conditions of battle, out
. wbowl of wassail, and you have a of which may come a real disaster
mann who has been handicapped by performing at partial effi- sure-fire formula for pleasant or a catastrophe, is what really
ciency in two contests as well as having played in one less game than Christmas cheer. shows a boy's talent," Weber said.
Janowicz. Ortmann is currently ranked fourth, just 75 yards behind And, mix natural speed, sub- *
the Buckeye star, with a 4.8 average on 125 attempts to advance the stantial physical durability and ALTHOUGH THE execution of
pigskin. aggressiveness, add intrinsic co- any play may be faulty, the fresh-
Ohio State's brilliant left-halfback further proved his versatility operation and team spirit, sprin- man coach said, the calling of the
by ranking fourth in both passing and punting averages. His 26 kle with a certain amount of re- play by the quarterback is usually
punts for the Buckeyes have carried 1,034 yards, for a 39.7 average, sourcefullness, canniness and na- correct. "A good coach always
just two and a half yards behind the pace-setting average of 42.2 tive intelligence, stir carefully, backs his quarterback, right or
recorded by Indiana's Bobby Robertson. and you'll have Wally Weber's
In passing, Janowicz earned his fourth place showing by com- formula for a successful varsity Ducats Available
pleting 23 of 49 passes for 385 yards and a .469 average. Ortmann ranks fb playe
seventh in that department, having totaled 472 yards in the air on 32 BETWEEN NUMEROUS long For Oio junket
completions in 70 attempts, for a .457 average, distance telephone calls and eja- The Wolverine Club announ-
Dufek, who has been improving steadily each week, stands in good culations of "substantial" and ced yesterday that special Col-
position to finish the season with the best rushing total in the Big "loose as a goose," his favorite umbus-bound busses carrying
Ten. He is presently ranked second, only 23 yards behind Iowa's Bill phrases, the popular Michigan students to the Michigan-OSU
Reichardt. The Iowa team, however, has completed its Western Con- freshman grid mentor said yes- game will leave from in front
ference schedule and is playing in Miami on Saturday. terday that, "Coaching can really of the Michigan Union at 6:00
- .. eput nothing into a boy; it can a.m. Saturday, arriving in Co-
. DUFEK, THEREFORE, could clinch the crown by having a good just dig, develop, nurture, polish, lumbus before noon on game-
day against Ohio State, inasmuch as his nearest competitors, Dick furbish, draw out that fine talent day,
Raklovits of Illinois and Walt Klevay of OSU are 30 and 40 yards, re- t h a t's naturally, intrinsically, Tickets, selling at the reduc-
spectively, behind him. there. ed round-tr rate of $8.50, are
_____________________Once in a while, Weber de- still available
caecoahesirelue, noeugrThe chartered busses will re-
clared, coaches are lucky enough turn to Ann Arbor on Sunday
Leafs 5, Chicago 2 to run across one of those "rare murni g AndArorconunday
morning and are scheduled to
By The Associated Press individuals with the God-given leave from the Ohio Union at
In National Hockey League gift of speed, pugnacity, high- 10:00 a.m.
competitive zeal and an ex-
games last night, the Toronto tremely combative nature." Boys
Maple Leafs sped past the Chicago with these qualities make what wrong, for factors after a play is
Black Hawks at Toronto, 5-2, Weber describes as "natural" called often alter theentire situ-
while the Rangers were beating football players. ation," declared Weber.
whl h agrsNr etn Conditioning a n d keeping
dja n Montreal, 3-2, at New York. Weber maintained that the training rules are closely re-
The Maple Leaf win over the ability to make decisions quickly lated and of extreme import-
fourth-place Blackhawks increas- to meet changing gridiron situa- ance, according t o Weber.
ed their league lead over the sec- tions is the mark of a really good "Training," he said, "is the
ond-place Detroit Red Wings. football player. "An instantane- highest physical conditioner,
and a very good insurance
Weber speculated that in the
days before the two platoon sys-
tem came into common use, play-
ers needed a higher degree of
rYhardening than they now do, for
Do You Hate to Wash they played twice the amount of
Well onPa er
* * *
HE WENT ON to point out that
the fair catch was abolished be-
cause it wasn't used very much.
But he compares it to the emer-
gency brake on an automobile.
Maybe we only use it once in years,
but it is still there for safety mea-
The way things now stand
with the fair catch rule not on
the books, many grid teams are
placing their kicker 12 to 15
yards behind the line of scrim-
From this distant point, there is
little necessity of providing tight
blocking for him. Consequently,
every member of the kicking team,
excepting the punter, is free to go
downfield to make the tackle on
'M Defense, Offense Rank
High in Western Conference
Janowicz Tops Big Ten in Total Yardage;
Bennie Drills Team to Check Bucks' Star
... League leader
Vols Get Bid
To Play Texas
In Cotton Bowl
DALLAS -(P)- Tennessee last,
night was selected to play Texas in
the Cotton Bowl January 1 . '
The Volunteers, who often have
been in bowl games, but never be-
fore in the Dallas classic, were ex-
tended the invitation and quickly
TENNESSEE, coached by Bob
Neyland, a former Texas A. and
M. football player, has won eight
of nine games this season and has
two to play-against Kentucky
Nov. 25 and Vanderbilt Dec. 2.
The lone loss was 7-0 to Missis-
sippi State early in the season.
The Tennessee record shows a
56-0 victory o v e r Mississippi
Southern, 28-7 over Duke, 41-0
over Chattanooga, 14-9 over Ala-
bama, 27-0 over Washington and
Lee, 16-0 over North Carolina, 48-
14 over Tennessee Tech, and 35-0
Texas is champion of the Soih-
Read Daily Classifieds
NEW YORK-Q)-For his out-
standing role in crushing Wiscon-
sin's attack on Saturday at Phila-
delphia, Bernie Lemonick, 200-
pound defensive left guard of the
Penn Quakers, has been chosen as
the Associated Press' lineman of
In nominating Tony Momsen
as the week's top "lineman," Hal
Middlesworth of the Detroit Free
Press brought up a fine point.
Momsen is a line-backer. Sooner
or later somebody will have to
decide whether these modern
workhorses are backs or linemen.
Anyhow, Middlesworth says:
"Momsen, who blocked the
Northwestern punt which m'arked
the turning point of Michigan's 34
to 23 victory, has had a great, un-
If the statistics released last
night for the Western Conference
football season mean anything,
Saturday's Michigan-Ohio State
contest is anybody's ball game.
Except for the point-scoring de-
partment, where the Buckeyes
have a formidable edge, the two
teams are as near even as modern
football allows a couple of tradi-
tional rivals to be.
* * *
MICHIGAN ranks second in the
conference in defense (Illinois is
tops in that department) with a
yardage gained average of 229.8
for its five opponents in the con-
ference race so far. Ohio State is
third with a 235.5 defensive aver-
On offense, the Buckeyes have
rolled to the best average total
yardage in the conference, with
the help of the Minnesota and
Iowa catastrophes. They've aver-
aged 355.2 yards on the ground
and by the aerial route.
The Wolverines have averaged
228.3 yards per game, with that
total lessened by the ice-skating
exhibition against Illinois. Thus,
they rank third in that division.
On paper, at least, Michigan
seems to come up to the Buckeye
game with enough power and tena-
city to give the massive line of the
men from Columbus a good run
for their money.
They'll also come up againstone
of the few real triple-threat men
left in Big Ten football in this
age of specialization. He's Vic Jan-'
owicz, whose gridiron abilities have
been haled as the most complete
in the country.
* * *
JANOWICZ leads the Western
scoring and ranks fourth in pass-
ing and punting. He has thrown
seven touchdown passes for an-
other leading mark.
So Michigan's Bennie Ooster-
baan, whose on-and-off football
team has been improving on of-
fense through the latter part of
the season, has been working his
charges on the Janowicz plays
the Wolverines will see heading
their way this weekend.
As if he didn't do enough else,
the Buckeye whiz has kicked 21:
points after touchdown.
In yesterday's drill the Wolver-
ine coaching staff stressed defense
and sharpened the Wolverine pass-
BIG TEN TEAM STATISTICS
OSU Mich. ILL. N.U.
35.8 17.4 Points 13.6 13.6
10.5 11.4 Opponents Pts. 4.2 f1.0
355.2 280.2 Tot. Yds. Gnd. 256.0 346.6
228.3 179.6 Yds.Gnd.Rush. 202.6 182.8
126.8 100.6 Yds. Gnd. Pass. 53.4 163.8
.465 .429 Pct.Passes Cor. .375 .528
235.5 229.8 Opp. Yds. Gnd. 204.0 293.8
90.7 146.6 Op. Gnd. Rush. 128.6 200.8
.481 .423 Completed .313 .515
4.99 4.27 Yds. per Play 4.44 4.42
Yards per Play
4.20 3.78 Rushing 4.22 3.39
Yards per Play,
7.53 5.52 Passing 15.56 6.65
Avg. Yds. K.O.
31.7 14.8 Returned 16.8 13.4
Avg. Yds. Punt
11.5 8.3 Returned 10.1 13.1
catching corps. Reports indicated
that Roger Zatkoff, who pulled
some tendons in his knee against
Northwestern last week, would
probably not see action against
Second-string quarterback Pete
Palmer is definitely out of the OSU
game with a broken jaw incurred
Conference in total offense and f in the Wildcat tussle.
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