WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1950
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
By BOB ROSENMAN
At long last, Michigan's 1950 Wolverines are getting some nation-k
wide recognition for their gridiron efforts.
From many sections of the country comes praise for Michigan's
unexpected comeback-a comeback which saw them win the Big Ten;
championship after losing two of their first three games to MichiganI
State and Army.
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BY WINNING their last three games, including that never-to-
be-forgotten 9-3 triumph over Ohio State, the Wolverines retained
the crown they shared jointly with those same Buckeyes last season.
Not since 1945 have the Wolverines failed to win the title outright or
share it with another Big Ten school.
But, after losses to the Spartans, Army, Illinois, and a tie with
impotent Minnesota, who would have given the Wolverines a
chance to win anything except "Big Ten flop of the year?"
But with assists from Illinois, who knocked Ohio State from the
unbeaten ranks, and Northwestern, who ruined the Illini's Bowl and
title aspirations, the Wolverines, won their 8th undisputed Conference
championship, setting many experts wondering on just how good
the Wolverines are.
These are but a few of the compliments paid the Michigan foot-
ball eleven by men prominent in football circles:
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ARCH WARD, founder of the College All-Star football game and
sports editor of the Chicago Tribune: "A salute to Bennie Oosterbaan
and his Michigan Wolverines.... The manner in which they came
from behind to win the Western Conference championship and par-
ticularly the poise with which they met their severest challenge amid
almost unbelievable conditions at Columbus leaves no doubt of their
right to represent the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl."
IVY WILLIAMSON, head football coach, Wisconsin: "On the day
we played them, Michigan was the best team we faced all season."
(The Badgers also played OSU, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.)
KENNETH U. "TUG" WILSON, Commissioner of the Western
Conference: "The Wolverines aren't deep, but they have good punt-
ing, running, and passing, and a good line. I still contend that had
Michigan .been in first-class physical condition, it would have beaten
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LYNN "PAPPY" WALDORF, head football coach, California: "It
is a typical Michigan team. It is tough, strong, and hard-hitting. We
will be up against a powreful opponent in the Rose Bowl."
DAVIS WALSH, a Midwest sprotswriter: "In Michigan, the West-
ern Conference came up with the right team to send to the Rose Bowl
as official conference deputy and champion. A team that finally got
its health back after hiding its light under a bushel of surgical gauze
because of early-season injuries ... a team whose offensive equipment
is sounder than Ohio's or Illinois'."
CHUCK PURVIS, football scout, Illinois: "California's pass de-
fense can be penetrated. Michigan has the man who can pass and it
may stop California's running power."
On the other side of the ledger, however, comes the voice of
James Doyle of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, who said recently:
"There was a record-wrecking number of punts in that late, la-
mented Michigan -Ohio State football game-45 by recount-
but it still wasn't FOOTBALL."
Perhaps, but Michigan' line broke through the vaunted Buckeye
forward wall, held the Ohioans to a mere 16 yards rushing and walk-
ed off with the win, the Conference championship and a trip to Pasa-
dena to boot.
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When Michigan's 1950-51 hock-
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against the Detroit Auto Club
Friday night, they will be embark-
ing on one of the toughest sche-
dules ever set before a college sex-
During the course of the season,
the Wolverines will again face
Colorado College, winner of the
NCAA hockey championship last
EVERY YEAR two eastern and
two western schools are awarded
berths in the 4-team playoffs at
Colorado Springs, the teams being
chosen on the basis of their sea-
In the playoffs, each western
school faces an eastern school,
the two winners playing for the
NCAA crown, the two losers
for third and fourth place.
During the year, the Wolver-
ines had walloped Colorado Col-
lege twice,-11-1 and 5-1, with Neil
Celley notching 5 goals in the two
AFTER MICHIGAN had fin-
ished their season with a 22-3
record to gain one western berth,
the Tigers of Colorado edged
North Dakota to gain the other
position. Boston University and
Boston College completed the
But the Boston University
Terriers squeezed by the Wol-
verines, 4-3 as Colorado Col-
lege beat Boston College to gain
the finals. Then Colorado Col-
lege blasted Boston University,
13-4, to win the title.
In the third place playoffs, Mi-
chigan, led by two great perform-
ances by Gil Burford, who scored
5 goals, and sophomore Earl
Keyes, who made 3 goals and 2
assists, soundly trounced Boston
of competing in Colorado Col-
lege's place, will also face the ;
rebuilding Wolverines twice.
Besides meeting three of the
nation's finest clubs, the Wolver-
ines also play several of Canada's
finest puck aggregations.
THE UNIVERSITY of Montreal
and the University of Toronto will
play two-game series at the Mich-
igan Coliseum to head an im-
pressive home schedule. Both the
Carabins and the Blues split two
engagements each with the Michi-
gan puckmen last year.
Other highlights of the 26-
game schedule include t w o
games with Michigan State's
Spartans, who only last season
entered hockey competition for
the first time. The Wolverines
topped MSC, 17-1, last year and
set three records in that one
By winning, they won their 21st
game of the season, an all-time
high. Gil Burford scored two goals
and had one assist to break the
all-time individual scoring rec-
ord of 61, set by Gordie McMillan.
Burford's three points gave him
a total of 64. The other record
was for the most goals in one.
game, 17, topping by one the pre-
vious high of 16, set against Sar-
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THE WOLVERINES also play
their perennial rivals, Michigan
Tech, in the final two games of
the season. Princeton and Min-
nesota are also repeaters from a
year ago, though Michigan had
little trouble with either last sea-
Newcomers to the schedule
are the Detroit Auto Club, Wes-
tern Ontario, Denver Univer-
sity, and North Dakota.
One of the brightest features of
this year's schedule is that all of
the home games will be played
while school is in session with the
exception of one game with West-
ern Ontario. This will give stu-
dents a fine opportunity to see
the Wolverine puckmen in action.
IN ADDITION, many of the
finer college hockey squads will
be appearing at the, Michigan
Coliseum, giving fans the chance
to watch some of the nation's best
teams without traveling to the
east or to the Rocky Mountains.
Here is the complete schedule
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