ESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1951
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
ESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1951 PAGE THREE
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THE MORNING LINE
By TED PAPES
Daily Sports Editor
!HE WOLVERINES PULLED themselves out of the football grave-
yard Saturday, and the Western Conference is back to normal
"The Champion is alive!"
That's the phrase which began in a whisper after Michigan's
umph over Indiana ten dasy ago, and which now has grown into
shout that has the Big Ten powers feeling as twitchy as under-age
is in the Pretzel Bell.
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan's progress chart bears a thick, red line
nting skyward as of today, but there are still four bitter Conference
ttles between his team and a fifth consecutive loop crown.
"on't' Overlook 'Northmen
'OLLOWING THE RESOUNDING shutout of Iowa last Saturday,
most folks began looking to the November 3rd meeting with
inois as the game which will decide the current campaign.
Actually there is a treacherous bridge to be etossed this
weekend before any attention can be given the Illini. Minnesota
is coming to town, and although the Gophers don't carry the
prestige they once did into a fight for the Little Brown Jug, the
history book is crammed with upsets arising from that rivalry.
There is no reason for Michigan to take any contest lightly, be-
4 use the Wolverines are constantly in a building process and must
irk themselves into peak mental and physical condition for each
st as it comes along.
They played a fine game against the Hawkeyes, and that
experience will stand them in good stead as the schedule continues.
Offensively the team had excellent poise. It proved it could sustain
a touchdown drive under pressure by marching 47 and 54 yards
for two first half scores, enough to put the game on ice before bad
weather began to interfere.
Evidently Oosterbaan has taught his men well in the science of
-nomy, judging from Saturday's statistics. From 11 first downs,
5 yards rushing and 82 yards passing they squeezed 21 points. Com-
re that with their wastefulness against Stanford two weeks ago
ken they burned up 19 first downs, 177 yards on the ground and 77
rds by air but could only produce a 13 point total.
efense Not So Generous
HE MICHIGAN DEFENSE has undergone an evolution also. In
the season opener against Michigan State the defensive platoon
s cut down like ripe grain in an open field before the Spartan
It should be noted, however, that since that humbling experience
verine opposition has received a point allotment that has de-
sed steadily from week to week. Through the first four games the
anent listings read 25, 23, 14 and 0. That shows a trend in the
it direction, but much tougher offensives are in prospect.
Bill Billings' punting has been a strong foundation for recent
[ichigan succeses. He has blossomed into an accomplished spe-
ialist in rocking the foe back on its heels with his kicking ac-
iracy. His out-of-bounds shotsSaturday kept Iowa well in the
ole and rendered the potentially rugged Hawkeye offense practi-
Pass defense and line-backing were also of championship caliber
frustrating Hawk advances. Roger Zatkoff played in the Dick
npthorn tradition and is getting sharper all the time, giving enemy
carriers a roaring reception if they happen to slip through the
Russ Rescorla added a final touch of perfection to the cause at
'a City with his three conversions in as many attempts. The all-
>ortant extra point is almost sure to decide a crucial game in the
Ten race, so Michigan needs every one it can get. Sometimes that
point is s good as a touchdown.
harges of Dirty Pla Denied
Bright, Olszewski In juries
By The Associated Press
But Drafted Wes May
Play Against Gophers
Once again Coach Bennie Oos-
terbaan has wingback worries.
Last year no fewer than seven
Michigan players saw action in
that position: Leo Koceski, Don
Peterson, Don Oldham, Frank
Howell, Wes Bradford, Tom With-
erspoon, and Ralph Straffon.
BRADFORD FINDS himself in
the spotlight again this season;
this time with an assist from
Uncle Sam. The 150 pounder's
forthcoming army induction has
forced Oosterbaan to start look-
ing for replacements. Most likely
candidates include Oldham, With-
erspoon, Bob Hurley and Ed
Bradford g a v e Oosterbaan
time to decide by requesting
transfer of his induction from
Troy, Ohio, his home, to Ann
Arbor. It seems likely that this
delay will permit Bradford to
play in Saturday's homecoming
contest with Minnesota.
The Wolverines came through
the Iowa game without any seri-
ous injuries. Sophomore guard
Dick Beison suffered a minor hip
injury Saturday, and reported to
trainer Jim Hunt for heat treat-
ments. Hunt said that the rugged
200-pounder should be ready soon,
* * *
ONLY OTHER Michigan casulty
is Don Bennett, a defensive tackle,
who twisted an ankle in yester-
day's warmup drills. He too should
be really for the Gophers.
Ernie McCoy's scouting re-
ports on Minnesota indicate
that the men from the North
have found themselves at last.
The huge Gopher eleven smoth-
ered a hapless Nebraska squad,
39-20, Saturday, and the Michi-
gan coaches will probably stress
defense in this week's practice
Against Iowa the Wolverines
yielded 310 yards to the Hawkeye
offense, but capitalized on sev-
eral Iowa miscues to prevent all
PETERSON, who passed twice
for a total of 71 yards and rushed
for 85 yards and two touchdowns,
now leads the Maize and Blue in
passing and rushing and is tied
with Bill Putich in the scoring
Lowell Perry gobbled up two
more passes to raise his season's
total to 265 yards on 10 catches.
Yesterday's practice at Ferry
Field included limbering-up exer-
cises for the first stringers and a
scrimmage between red and blue
squads. Movies of the Iowa con-
test and McCoy's scouting reports
were also on the program.
Collegiate Hair Styre
9 Barbers - Try One!
The Dascola Barbers
Near Michigan Theater
(EIITOWtS NOTE: This is another
in a series spotlighting last Satur-
day's performances of future Michi-
In an unusual overtime playoff
yesterday in the I-M dormitory
division, Williams eked out a 6-0
victory over Hinsdale.
The game was nip and tuck all
the way, although Williams had
passed and ran to within one step
of the goal before time ran out.
I-M RULES state that in tie
games each team gets four downs,
and the team gaining the most
yardage is awarded a touchdown.
Hinsdale was unable to move
beyond the scrimmage line in its
four tries. Then Williams took
over, with Bob MacDonald
throwing a quick pass to Herb
Eibler for the winning three-
A twice-beaten Greene House
team trampled a surprised Ander-
son squad in one of the day's up-
sets. The passing of Jack Eckel
set the game off to a flying start
as Greene tallied twice on its first
two plays from scrimmage. Ander-
son never recovered, and the final
score was 25-6.
THE AERIAL feats of twin bro-
thers, Bob and Dick Leach, paced
Fletcher Hall to a victory over
Strauss. Bob's three touchdown
passes, and Dick's several fine
catches were responsible for the
Other results yesterday: Pres-
cott 2, Kelsey 0; Wenley 35, Mich-
igan 0; Gomberg 20, Tyler 0; Al-
len-Rumsey 7, Taylor 0; Lloyd 13,
Chicago 0; Huber 12, Adams 0;
and Psi Omega 14. Phi Delta Phi
Tau Delta Phi forfeited its
three I-M grid triumphs to date
and Sigma Alpha Epsilon was dis-
qualified from victory in the fra-
ternity track meet because of the
use of ineligible players, the Intra-,
mural Board announced yesterday.
Through the latter disqualifica-
tion, Alpha Tau Omega, Delta
Sigma Phi, and Kappa Sigma
moved into a tie for first place
and Northwestern in that order,
and each of the trio is unbeaten
and untied to date.
Gophers, on Comeback Road, Eye '"N'
tle. Chuck Hren and Dick Alban
cracked the Middies on touchdown
runs of 88 and 69 yards.
Minnesota's Golden Gophers will Illinois, now rated the team to Cornell's Big Red tuned up for
enter Ann Arbor this weekend beat for the Big Ten title, step- next week's important clash with
dragging a not-so-golden 1951 rec- ped outside the Conference Sat- unbeaten Princeton by trouncing
ord of one win and four losses be- urday to edge Washington, 27- Yale, 27-0. Hal Seidenberg and
hind them, but putting large em- 20. Tom O'Connell hit fullback Stu Mertz each scored two Cor-
phasis on the "behind." Bill Tate with a pass for the nell touchdowns.
Coach Wes Fesler's outfit is winning score with less than Then, there's Ohio State. The
fresh from a 39-20 victory over two minutes left in the game. Buckeyes all but kissed their
Nebraska which saw them roll up The Illini were something short championship hopes goodbye when
a surprising total offense figure of of invincible, as the Huskies com- they succumbed to Indiana, 32-10,
521 yards, and the freshmen- pleted 10 of 28 aerials for 159 leaving them with one loss and a
sophomore studded Gophers un- yards, while the winners utilized tie in two Conference starts.
doubtedly fe'el right now more con- their great running attack for 171
fident than at any previous time yards. Illinois was penalized 127 LITTLE LOU D'ACHILLE spell-
this season. yards, an excessive amount. ed 'the Bucks' downfall with his
.sharp passing. The talented Hoos-
THIS FEELING is heightened NORTHWESTERN also forsook ier really opened up for the first
by the fact that Minnesota whip- Conference play as the Wildcats time this year, completing ten of
ped the 'Huskers without George sunk Navy, 16-7, after a hard bat- 17 heaves.
Hudak, leading Gopher ground-
Red Sox Sign
New Pilot Announces
He'll Trade Anyone
By The Associated Pres
BOSTON - Every member of
Boston's disappointing Red Sox.
T e d Williams included, w a s
threatened with the trading block
yesterday when Lou Boudreau
signed a two-year contract as the
club's bench manager.
"We need an established catch-r
er and a good double play combi-
nation and we'll trade anybody to
get them," Boudreau said after be-
ing introduced as Steve O'Neill's
successor by General Manager Joe
T H E LATTER said O'Neill,
whose club wilted in the recent
American L e a g u e homestretch
drive and w ound up third, would
be retained in the Red Sox organ-
ization and assigned to its farm
"Do you rate Williams as ex-
pendable?" was the first ques-
tion fired at Boudreau after
Cronin announced the long-an-
ticipated managerial switch.
"Yes," Boudreau answered.
"Anybody, including Ted, will
be traded to give us the strength
we need. Our first problem is
catching. We need an established
backstop. Then we must get a
strong double play combination."
gainer in the first three games,
who was kicked off the squad be-
cause he failed to attend classes
Fesler indicated that Hudak
might return to the team after
two weeks of good behavior, but
in the meantime a sophomore,
Paul Giel, has taken over Hu-
dak's left half post, with encour-
Saturday Geil scored two touch-
downs, passed for another, and set
up two more. The 19 year old lad,
beside running and passing, called
signals, punted, and kicked offj
for the Gophers.
GEIL IS A converted quarter-
back, but he probably will be at
tailback here this weekend.
Another sophomore, fullback
Ron Wallin., impressed observers
with his hard plunges that con-
tributed much to the Minne.ota
attack. The 218-pound Wallin
scored one of three Gopher
touchdowns that came within
three minutes in the second per-
Elsewhere in the realm of Michi-
gan's future foes, things are shap-
ing up so that it appears as if the
Wolverines might face three un-
defeated teams on three succes-
AFTER MINNESOTA, the Maize
and Blue take on Illinois, Cornell,
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)KLAHOMA CITY-An illegal
ck, thrown unintentionally by a
red-up tackle, was alleged to be
ponsible for the injury to Drake
r Johnny Bright in the game
ah Oklahoma A. and M. Satur.,
7, Coach J'. B. Whitworth of the
gies admitted sorrowfully yes-
Nhitworth said movies of' the
rme .show that Aggie tackle
lilbanks Smith charged into
right twice in the early mo-
tents of the game with his arms
i an illegal position.
3right, the nation's leading
und gainer of all time, was
taken from the game with a frac-
tured jaw midway in the first per-
LOS ANGELES-Coach , Jess
Hill of Southern California, nor-
mally one of the calmest men in
the business, spoke angrily about
inferences his Trojan team played
dirty football against California
Saturday to injure Cal's star John-
And in San Francisco, California
mentor Pappy Waldorf gave the
Trojans a clean bill of health af-
ter viewing movies of the game,
stating he could find no evidence
of "premeditated rough play."
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