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AGE FOUR

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 1951

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Offense

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Under,

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* * *

Win
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M' Bowl Hopes Fade,

7-0

By BILL BRENTON
Snow and an inert Michiganj
offense combined to grease the
rails for Illinois' Rose Bowl ex-
press on Nov. 4, at the Wolverine
stadium.7
A capacity crowd of shivering
fans saw the Fighting Illini, bea-
ten only once this season, chug3
80 yards for a second quarter
score, then stall off the final half
on Don Laz's punting to win 7-0.
It was easily the worst game for
spectators at Ann Arbor in a
decade.-

SNOW, WHICH fell in increas- day. The game saw 25 punts of
ing amounts all through the game, assorted varieties, the Wolverines
forced Michigan's attack to the tying the Big Ten record with
depths of inefficiency. It was the their 14 boots.

first time a Maize and Blue eleven
has been shut out since Indiana
turned the trick in 1944. And the
Wolverines did not complete a
pass.
The tone of the game turned
back the clock to the old days
of power football. Only 13 pass-
es were attempted by both clubs,
Michigan throwing 11 of them.
It was really FOOT-ball yester-

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INJURIES WERE expected to
make the difference in the battle,
but no one reckoned with the ele-
.ments. As it was, key losses to the
Wolverine offensive squad, espec-
ially at right halfback, hampered
the losers.
But even without speedy John
Karras, Illinois won the game
where they were expected to-
on the ground. With Dick Rak-
lovits eating up big chunks of
snow-covered turf, the Illini
gained 235 yards on the ground,
most of it coming in the first
half.
Both teams had two long runs,
but it was the Indians' short,
steady gains through the line that
made the difference.
ONE OF THE Illini's long
romps started their touchdown
march. After a great quick kick
by Chuck Ortmann, who had his
worst offensive day in three years,
Raklovits broke away on a quick
opener and was stopped from be-
hind by Don Oldham on the Wol-
verine 48.
Raklovits added two more
first downs before Don Stevens,J
ably taking over for Karras,
raced 22 yards to the Michigan
5. But Stevens was thrown back
to the 7, and Raklovits held for
a yard advance. It looked like
the Wolverines might pull one
of their goal lie stands.
But here a defensive boner cost
Michigan a possible tie.
THE WOLVERINES had stopped
the first two goal line thrusts with
a six man line and five backersj
up. All Illinois quarterback Fred
Major had to do was send a pair
of ends 10 yards out and lob a
pass. He did just that-Tony Kli-

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DICK McWILLIAMS (69) AND TONY MOMSEN (59) BREAK UP A MINNESOTA POWER PLAY
Spirited Gophers Tie Wolverines, 7-7;
Dufek Scores Michigan's Touchdown

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For Men - For Women

By BILL BRENTON
MINNEAPOLIS- M i c h i g a n
didn't lose, but Minnesota won.
A spirited crew of Minnesota
Gophers - playing to win, tie
or just look good-put a big dent
in the Michigan Wolverines' Rose
Bowl hopes yesterday when they
came from behind in the final
minutes to deadlock the highly-
favored Maize and Blue squad,
7-7.
* A *
" IT WAS MORE THAN a tie to
Bernie Bierman's clan. Minnesota
came into the game with four
losses behind them and Michigan
was installed as a solid 20-point
favorite.
But from the opening gun the
60,000 screaming fans realized
that odds meant nothing. And
when George Hudak, who was
the Gopher offensive spark plug,
hit Darrell Cochrane in the
rame's final two minutes, they
were sure of it.

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mek grabbed it.
kicked the point
scoring was over.
First Downs
Rushing Yardage
Passing Yardage
Passes Attempted
Passes Completed
Passes Intercepted
Punts
Punting Average
Fumbles Lost
Yards Penalized

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and the day's

MICH.
8
119
12
11
1
0
14
34.4
2
40

ILL.
9
220
6
2
1
0
11
38.0
2
30

Although Michigan's offense
rolled up a total of 254 yds.
gained, 208 df it by passing, the
Wolverine attack was far from the
precision-like machine unloosed
against Wisconsin a short week
ago. The seven points scored
against Minnesota yesterday was
23 counts below what other teams
have averaged against the Go-
phers.
The Maize and Blue defensive
unit held their white-shirted op-
ponents to 208 yards, 131 of them
on the ground. But when the chips
were down the Gopher attack was
not to be denied.
*, * *
S-P-I-R-I-T spelled the differ-
ence yesterday. The Gophers
were determined to save face for
Bernie Bierman, to give notice
that Ski-U-Mah was far from
finished as a football power and
to break the heart of their old
nemesis. They had little in the
way of material except weight and
the will to win. Both paid off.
Indicative of the Minnesota vic-
tory fervor was the great back to
the wall stand that ate up al-
most all of the third quarter.
The Gophers threw back two
Wolverine drives in that space,
one at the three yard line, the
other at the 10. But Don Dufek
scored from the two on the third
march.
Then the home team went on
to prove their right to a tie in the
final stanza. After their first stab
was blunted on the Michigan sev-
en yard line with less than seven
minutes to play, the Gophers dog-
gedly drove 31 yards in 11 plays to
knot the score.
CAPTAIN DAVE SKRIEN, who
was a defensive giant all day and
took over the offensive fullback
duties mach of the second half,
converted and it was all over but
the shouting-Minnesota render-

ing the vocals.
Despite a booming 70-yard
kick-off by Gopher Ed Johnson,
Michigan opened the game with'
the same smoothness that
earned last week's win. The
Wolverines gained three, 21
and seven yards; then shook
Don Oldham, starting his first
game, loose for a 25-yard twist-
ing run. Oldham fumbled when
tackled to halt the march.
The Michiganders' first burst
seemed to inject life into a Gopher
'team that was getting accustomed
to being kicked around, but didn't
like it at- all. Later in the game
they did something about it.
* * *
MICHIGAN GOT a second drive
going largely due to a great play
by sophomore Lowell Perry. Chuck
Ortmann, whose day's miseries
were mostly not getting enough
time to throw, passed to Harry
Allis for one first down, then hit
Perry on the Wolverine 45. The
Ypsilanti flash shook off one man
and was finally stopped on the
Gopher 43. But here Michigan was
stopped.
ORTMANN thread-needled the
sidelines to get Don Roedel's punt
back to the home team's 29. Ort.
mann passed to Allis, then pitched,
to Perry, who shook off a pair of
tacklers to reach the Gopher
three. Dufek was smothered, but
leaped high to score on the next
attempt.
The Wolverines backpedalled
to the Gopher seven-yard line
before stopping a fourth quarter
Ski-U-Mah threat.
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First Downs
Rushing Yardage
Passing Yardage
Passes Attempted
Passes Completed
Passes Intercepted
Punts
Punting Averages
Fumbles Lost
Yards Penalized

MICH.
16
139
208
37
16
4
5
35
1
10

MINN.
11
46
74
16
6
1
9
29.75
2
48

DUGOUT CAFETERIA
Congratulations:
A "Team of Champions" on
Michigan's third Rose Bowl trip!!
DUGOUT CAFETERIA
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