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January 09, 1951 - Image 11

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Ground

Attack

Halts

Indiana

Long Runs by Bradford, Dufek
Lead Wolverines to 20-7 Win

'M' Backs Get Going on Ground
Player Tries Gains Loss Net Ave.

By BILL CONNOLLY
Michigan's football team aban-
doned their previously indispens-
able pass offense after finding it
unsuccessful in the- preceding two
contests, solved a big backfield
problem and in so doing effected
a 20-7 win yesterday over under-
dog Indiana.
The strong ground attack was
paced by 155-pound Wes Bradford
former fifth-string halfback who
ended Wolverine Coach Bennie
Oosterbaan's search for a replace-
ment for injured wingback Leo
Koceski, by averaging an even
seven yards on 15 attempts, for a
105 yard total.
MICHIGAN netted 317 yards on
the muddy ground, 95 of them on
touchdown runs of 41 and 54
yards by Bradford and fullback
Don Dufek, respectively. The Wol-
verines gained only 80 yards on
13 passes.
A hearty 67,379 fans, the
smallest Ann Arbor crowd in 15
games, weathered below-freez-
ing temperatures to witness the
Wolverines' return to winning
form which followed last week's
loss to Illinois and a tie with
Minnesota the previous Satur-
day.
Playing the toughest schedule
in the nation, the Maize and Blue
now have a .500 average, with
three wins, as many losses and
the one tie-game. Two of the vie-
tories, one loss, and the dead-
lock have been registered in the
Western Conference's Rose Bowl
inspired competition.
Bradford, who ran with the pre-
cision of a seasoned performer,
tore the game wide-open with his
second-quarter touchdown scamp-
er which put Michigan ahead, 12-
0, and proved to be the game-
winning play.
WITH ONLY 1:40 ticked out of
the first quarter, end Harry Allis
intercepted a H o o s i e r Lou
D'Achille's pass on the Indiana
33, picked up four blockers and
expressed the ball into the end
zone to lead his team to the vic-
tory trail. Allis' attempted con-
version was blocked by Ernie Ko-
vatch, but the Wolverines had
picked up a lead which they nev-
er relinquished.
Dufek's six-point run came on
the first play from scrimmage
in the second half. Michigan
quarterback Bill Putieh caught
the Hoosier defense napping as

he called a direct pass to the
fullback from the T-formation.
Dufek skirted right end to the
25, was aided by sharp blocking
as he outraced the secondary and
cut back to midfield to cross the
Indiana goal line, after traveling
54 yards without coming into con-
tact with a white jersey. Allis con-
verted and Michigan led, 20-0, with
only 25 second clocked out of the
second half.
* * *
ON THE NEXT series of plays,
the Hoosiers marched 65 yards to
earn their only touchdown. The
action began on the Indiana 35
where Gene Gedman was stopped
after returning Allis' kickoff from
the Hoosier 20.
Counting five of their nine
first-downs enroute, the visitors
executed a combination of 11
running and pass plays in cov-
ering the 65 yards. The tally
was set up by a 42-yard pass,
D'Achille - to - Gedman, which
gave Indiana a first down on
the Michigan 26. The score
came after the Hoosier moved
effectively through either side
of the Michigan line, finally
scoring on a 4-yard off-tackle
,irive by halfback Bobby Rob-
ertson.
D'Achille's conversion split the
uprights, and the day's scoring
ended with Indiana on the short
side of the 20-7 tally.
IND. MICH.
First Downs 9 19
Rushing Yardage 116 317
IPassing Yardage 75 80
Passes Attempted 14 13
Passes Completed 6 7
Passes Intercepted 1 3
Punts 8 5
Punting Average 44.6 29.6
Fumbles Lost 0 0

Player
DUFEK
ORTMANN
STRAFFON
PUTICH
BRADFORD
PERRY.

Tries
15
16
4
5
15
1
56

Gains
96
87
14
18
121
6
342

Loss
3
4
0Q
2
16
0
25

Net
93
83
14
16
105
6
31'7

Ave-.
6.2
5.2
3.2
3.2
7.0
6.0
5.6

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