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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Congratulation

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Michigan

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to the
Champions of
the West
and
Our Rose Bowl
Team
The Dascola Barbers
Liberty near State

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Rejuvenated Running Attack Brings
34-23 Win over Dogged NU Team

By BILL BRENTON
Associate Sports Editor
IMichigan's improving Wolver-
ines parlayed a crisp running at-
tack and a hard charging defense
into a crucial 34-23 win over
Northwestern's stubborn Wildcats
yesterday at Michigan Stadium.

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Let's make it

MICR-AGAIN

The triumph in one of the most
thrilling spectator games in five
years at Ann Arbor Stadium kept1
alive a slim mathematical chance
of a Rose Bowl berth in January.
THE GAME was not as tight as
the final count indicated since two
-desperation passes in the waning
minutes tallied twice for the Pur-
ple, largely against third and four-
th string defenders.
With Don Dufek, Chuck Ort-
mann and Ralph Straffon lead-
ing the way, the Maize and Blue r
rushing machine put on its most
impressive show of the season,l
marching to a net total of 315
yards. They completed five of
thirteen passes to make the fi-a
nal offensive figure read 374
yards.
The Wolverines capitalized on
Wildcat breaks for three of their
five touchdowns, the biggest scor-
.ing surge in eighteen games for a
Maize and Blue eleven. One of the
i breaks, a third period fumble set
up what proved to be the winning
tally.
MICHIGAN was leading 20-9
when Harry Allis stayed on his
knees to recover Rich Athen's fum-
ble on the visitors' 30 yard line.'

Despite a clipping penalty Mich-
igan covered theremaining dis-
tance in eight plays. Dufek got
a first down to the nine and on
fourth down powered over right
tackle for the clincher.
Northwestern's first score re-
sulted from their use of a deep
punt formation. Their kicker,
Norm Kragseth, punted from 15
yards behind the line of scrim-
mage with a minimum of block-
ing protection. This allowed the
whole Purple line to get down
Sfieldunder his kicks.
In the second period Don Old-
ham bobbled one of Kragseth's
boots on his own two yard line
and was tackled behind the goal
line as he was recovering posses-
sion of the ball for a Northwestern
safety.
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Wolverines Battle Drifts
For 9-3 Defeat of OSU
By BILL CONNOLLY
COLUMBUS-Michigan's relentless Wolverines saved
the space for another chapter in the rags-to-riches tale that
records the activities of the 1950 Maize and Blue gridiron
squad, by beating Ohio State's Buckeyes in a blizzard here
yesterday.
By plowing through the foot of snow which blanketed
the playing field to upset the Buckeyes, 9-3, the Wolverines
earned the right to represent the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl
next January first. An assist on the play was credited to the
wondrous Wildcats of Northwestern who forced an overcon-
fident Illinois team to cancel westward travel reservations by
beating the Illini, 14-7, in Evanston.
Michigan's big break came in the waning moments of
the first half with the snow-covered scoreboard reading: time
* * *. to play: 47 seconds; and the Bucks'

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BILL PUTICH SKIRTS END AGAINST NORTHWESTERN
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Best of Luck
To Bennie and
His Boys!!
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NORTHWESTERN VS. MICHIGAN
NU MICH.
First Downs 17 12
Rushing Yardage 243 315
Passing Yardage 124 59
Passes Attempted 24 13
Passes Completed 8 5
Passes Intercepted 1 2
Punts 10 7
Punting Average 29.6 34.1
Fumbles Lost 2 2
Yards Penalized 5 45

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-Daily-Ed Kozma
DON DUFEK TACKLES ALL-AMERICAN VIC JANOWICZ AFTER SHORT GAIN ON A SNOWY OSU GRIDIRON
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BUCKEYES DRIFTED:
Blizzard Showers Roses
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one-man team, Vic Janowicz, back
on his own two-yard line for a
third-down punt. At that point,
Wolverine line-backer Tony Mom-
sen crashed through the middle of
the OSU line, blocked Janowicz'
effort and fell on the ball in the
end zone to score the game's only
touchdown.
With 20 seconds remaining in
the first half, Harry Allis con-
verted successfully, making it
9 to 3, and ending the scoring
for the afternoon.
Earlier Michigan had scored two
points on a similar blocked punt
which resulted in a safety.
IN TALLYING the safety it was
Michigan's captain Al Wahl, who
crashed into Janowicz' well-exer-
cised kicking leg. The ball bounc-
ed erratically to the right of the
onrushing Maize and Blue line-
men and was floundering less than
a foot outside the end zone when
speedy Al Jackson caught up with
it. Six inches closer and the Wol-
verines could have added six more
pounts.
The Bucks opened and closed
their part of the scoring when
Janowicz sent a 40-yard field
goal through the uprights with
4:08 clocked out of the first
period to give his team a short-
lived 3-0 lead.
The Wolverines earned their
nine points without the aid of a
single first down and by gaining
only 27 net yards, all of them on
the ground. Ohio registered only
three-first downs and 41 net yards,
25 of which were due to Janowicz'
passing.
IT WAS A GAME of football in
the literal sense, Michigan's Chuck
Ortmann booting the ball 24 times
for a 30-yard average. The ver-
satile Janowicz handled all the
punting chores for Ohio, his 21
kicks averaging 32 yards in the
ceiling zero blizzard.
Western Conference records
were shattered by the total of
45 punts, with Michigan tying
the previous records of most
punts by a singleteam-14-in
the first half alone.
Exceptional line play was dem-
onstrated by the Wolverines on
defense as the Maize and Blue
defenders repeatedly refused to
be moved, thwarting several touch-
down threats by the Buckeyes.
ESPECIALLY brilliant were the
efforts of defensive ends Ozzie
Clark and Allis who consistently
crashed through the Ohio block-
ers to bottle up Janowicz' running
and passing.
Center Carl Kreager effective-
ly handled the difficult assign-
ment of passing the icy ball
to the backfield, Michigan's six
fumbles being much less than
might be expected under such
difficult playing conditions.
The Wolverines returned only
two of the Ohio punts registering
a scant eight yards on the two
returns. The pigskin was as slip-
pery as an ice-cube and ball-
handling was kept to a minimum.

LUCK,

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By BOB SANDELLI
COLUMBUS-From a winding,
swirling snowstorm in Ohio's huge
stadium to visions of beautiful
sunny California on January first.
The joyous Wolverines could
hardly believe it, long after the
final gun had ended one of the
weirdest days of Big Ten football
in history.
It had been a season where
nothing had gone right. Injuries
and inclement weather had
hampered and harrassed the
Wolverines to the point where
they were apparently headed for
their worst season in 13 years.
Then in the space of about twoI
and a half hours they had once
again soared to gridiron heights
by taking the conference glory
and gravy.

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and apparently unflustered over
the fact that he had just won his
third Big Ten title in three years
of coaching.
He said he was very happy
for the boys and thought the
playing conditions were the
worst he had ever seen. He
thought it was impossible to
compare the two big guns of the
game; his own Charlie Ortmann
and the great Vic Janowicz.
Bennie thought Ted Toper did
a very good job of replacing the
injured Roger Zatkoff as lineback-
er, and naturally had some good
words for Tony Momsen, the hero
with his blocked kicks.
* * *
ORTMANN, whose sensational
kicking kept the Buckeyes in a
hole most of the afternoon, said,
"It was the happiest game of my
life. We beat a good team, and the
Rose Bowl is a four year dream
come true."
Little Leo Koceslki had a big
smile on his face and could only-
say "wonderful." Leo played a
great deal, although still ham-
pered by his bad knee.

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A WHOLE host of newspaper-
men beset smiling Ben Ooster-
baan after the game to offer their
congratulations. But Bennie, as
always, was completely composed
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Rushing Yardage
Passing Yardage
Passes Attempted
Passes Completed
Passes Intercepted
Punts
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Fumbles Lost
Yards Penalized

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