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Latest Deadline in the State
VOL. LXII, No. 29
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1951
. EIGHT PAGES
Know Your Players
MICHIGAN OFFENSIVE LINEUP
MINNESOTA OFFENSIVE LINEUP
Lowell Perry (85) . .. .
Tom Johnson (76)....
Peter Kinyon (68)....
R. O'Shaughnessy (53).
Jim Wolter (66) ......
Ralph Stribe (75) .....
Fred Pickard (89).....
Ted Topor (27)......
Bill Putich (24)......
Wes Bradford (19)....
Don Peterson (46)....
.6' . ...178
.6'2" . . .. 227
.5'1 1". . . . 190
Bob McNamara (90)..
Bob Almer (64) ......
Dick Anderson (61) . .
Scott Prescott (55) ...
Dave Drill (76)...
Bill Foss (81) ....
Don Swanson (17)
Paul Girl (10) ...
Martin Engh (40).
. 5'1 1'
S. ...6' "
FB Ron Wallin
MICHIGAN DEFENSIVE LINEUP
MINNESOTA DEFENSIVE LINEUP
Merritt Green (84).
Tom Johnson (76).
Dick Beison (64)..
Bob Timm (67)...
Ben Pederson (78) .
Russ Osterman (80)
Roger Zatkoff (70)
Gene Knutson (86).
Dave Tinkham (37)
Don Oldham (14)..
Lowell Perry (85) . .
. .6'2" .
*....5'l1" . ..
....6'2" . ..
. ... . ' t . . .
Roger French (84) ....
Darrell Kuehnel (79)..
Bill Ryan (73)......
Ron Raveling (77)....
Gordon Holz (91) .....
Jim Soltau (88)....
Gerry Helgeson (57) ...
Wayne Robinson (54).
Mike Sullivan (46)...
Fred Techel (26).....
Charles Swanum (41) ..
. .. .165
* * *
Michigan reserves: 16-Witherspoon; 23-Mc-
Donald; 35- Rescorla;.38 - Balzhiser; 39- Le-
Claire; 41 - Eaddy; 44-- Kress; 54 - Melchiori;
57-Ludwig; 59-Bowers; 61+-.Duger; 63-Mathe-
son; 65-- Kelsey; 71 - Geyer; 73 - Barholomew;
77-Walker; 82-Dingman; 87-Schlicht; 90-
PUNTER: Billings (26)'
Minnesota Reserves: I 2-Schmitt; 22-Cappelletti;
24-R. May; 25-Gregory; 30-Engel; 33-Holme;
42-Heinz; 43-Quist; 48-Meighen; 56-Wood;
60-Lindgren; 65-Hugunin; 66-Ko; 68-Elton;
71-Hansen; 72-Reed; 78-Carlson; 80-Hend-
rickson; 85-Durda; 83-Flaherty.
PUNTER: Thompson (44)
Fans, C rowd
By HARLAND BRITZ
The lure of football, old ae-
quaintances and a 15 cent brown
waterJug will ,attract more than
87,000 grid fans today to the sta.
dium to witness the 54th annual
Cool and cloudy weather will
greet the throng and a possibility
of rain before the proceedings are
over lurks as a grim possibility.
But the rain, which isn't expected
until late afternoon or early eve-
ning shouldn't put a damper on
the spirits of the Wolverine fans,
who will be out to see their team
win its third straight conference
* * .
THE LITTLE Brown Jug, ori-
ginally purchased in 1903 by Coach
Fielding Yost, will hold the guest
of honor spot on the Michigan
bench, where it has resided since
1943. But several hundred Min-
nesota fans will be on hand to yell
their team to recapture the covet-
Their special train will have
arrived from Minneapolis at
12:45 p.m. today.
University alumni -- old and
new - will be wandering around
the campus all day, renewing old
acquaintances, seeing the old
sights, and gaping at the construc-
tion progress the Alma Mater has
made in recent years.
* * *
THEY'LL ALSO stare at the
concoctions that student dormi-
tories, fraternity and sorority
houses have constructed in honor
of the- day. The announcement of
the winner of the display contest
will be blared over the public ad-
dress system sometime after the
FORTY-EIGHT YEAR RIVALRY:
Teams Vie for Brown Jug
By GEORGE FLINT
Associate Sports Editor
A Minnesota team which may be one of the "sleet
Ten tests the Michigan Wolverines this afternoon in t
game between the two schools.
A Homecoming crowd of 87,000 will view the
Michigan attempts to wrest its third straight Big T
the Little Brown Jug-from Wes Fesler's Golden Goph(
LAST YEAR a much better Michigan team went int
contest a heavy favorite, and came out with a'7-7
Bennie Oosterbaan and his squad will eye the Northm
particularly since they found themselves with a 39
Nebraska last week.
The Gophers, with one -win and three losses,
team and a rebuilding team; but their defensive line
over 200 and the entire squad is big enough to rem
fans of the "Giants of the North"' which Bernie1
to send against the Wolverines.
Michigan enters the game with a two and two
impressive on the face of things, but Oosterbaan has t
what inexperienced team along rapidly and the Maize
rank as favorites on the strength of the two confere
* *: * *
THE WOLVERINES will field about the same
have in the last two games, but reserve strength at th
By IVAN KAYE"
The most famous trophy rivalry
in football will have its forty-
second revival today as Michigan
The champion Wolverines will
put the famed "Little Brown Jug"
on the line against the victory
hungry giants of the North. Not'
since 1942 has the jug been in
Minnesota's possession. The 7-7 tie
* * *
last year was the closest the
Gophers have come to reclaiming
the prize since they edged Michi-
gan 16-14 nine years ago.
RANKING with the Army-Navy
game as a focus of nationwide
sports interest, the Michigan-Min-
nesota rivalry was inaugurated
back in 1892 with a 16-6 Gopher
* * *
The appearance of the "Little
Brown Jug" was an aftermath of
the 6-6 tie played at Minneapolis
It was the custom at the turn of
the century for football teams to
take their own water inklarge jugs
on the away games. After the
Michigan team had departed, Os-
car Munson, custodian of Minne-
sota's athletic equipment, came
upon one of these jugs, which had
been left behind by the Wolver-
SEVERAL WEEKS later Field-
ing Yost wrote and requested the
return of the jug. Munson wrote
back, "Come and get it!" Michi-
gan did, at the next meeting of
the two schools in 1909.
One-half of the jug was then
painted Maize and Blue and the
other Maroon and Gold. There
was a space down the side re-
served for scores of future
games. The Wolverines kept the
jug in 1910 with a 6-0 victory
over a previously unscored on
Nine years passed before the
two met again, and when they did,
the Gophers roared to a 34-7 win.
The Norsemen did not have their
prize for long however, as the
Maize and Blue brought the trophy
back to Ann Arbor with a 3-0 vic-
tory the next season.
Harry Kipke's punting and Jack
Blott's fieldgoal were the differ-
ence in 1922 as Michigan triumph-
ed 16-7 in a clash of previously un-
The two schools met twice in
1926 with Benny Friedman's
passing producing a 20-0 early
season win, and Bennie Ooster-
baan's 55 yard run with a loose
fumble rivini Miehiean a 7-6
position is sparse with the questionable condition of Tom Witherspoon,
the number three man. Freshman Eddie Hickey has been called up to
pers" of the Big the varsity to bolster the wingback ranks.
he 42nd football For the Gophers, a sophomore named Paul Giel figures to be
a marked man this afternoon. Giel, who §tarted out the season as
proceedings as a quarterback but who now- plays left half, has gained 159 yards on
en victory-and 37 carries. Through the air, the Gopher youngster (he's only 18)
ers. has been even more successful. He has 32 completions out of 4
aerial attempts for 365 yards,
The most successful Gopher ground gainer on the basis of
o the Minnesota average yardage is another sophomore, 205-pound Ron Wallin. Wallin
tie. So Coach has picked up 87 yards in 11 carries for an imposing eight yard
en with respect, average.
-20 conquest of * * * *
. AS A TEAM, Minnesota has gained 706 yards via the grodnd to
are a young 1,080 for its opponents. The Gophers have not been -the defensive
averages well wizards they were in their salad days.
wind Michigan In the three losses-to Washington, California, and North- '
Bierman used western-Minnesota gathered only 41 points while allowing their
opponents a whopping 101.
Fesler sees the Gophers' weakness to be a question of fundamentals.
record, hardly They've lost 10 of 17 fumbles, and five of those 10 led to touchdowns
brought a some- for the opponents.
and Blue must * * * *
nce wins. AND THE BLOCKING and tackling has not been as sharp a; the
onetime Ohio State mentor would like to have it. As a result, the
lineup as they Gophers have been working hard on the basic fundamentals of this
e right halfback game of football.
The Michigan-Minnesota rivalry has been a rich and varied
one. This is the forty-second meeting between the two schools.
Thus far, Michigan has won 25 to the Gophers' 13. The two teams
-have tied three times, including last year's ragged 7-7 contest.
The worst beating ever administered by the Wolverines was
their 49-6 victory in 1943. That win ended an eight-year draught of
Minnesota triumphs. Since then the Gophers haven't beaten Michigan,
although they were highly favored in 1949.
* * * *
THAT YEAR the Wolverines rebounded from a disappointing
loss to Army to drop Bierman's team, 14-7.
Minnesota came close to breaking the Michigan string last
season with a 7-7 tie. This year they're as far "up" for the annual
battle as they've ever been.
Fesler's young men are short on experience but long on- en-
thusiasm. In contrast to last season, one of the most disappointing in
Minnesota's history, the Northmen are mentally ready to play foot-
* * * -
SEVEN OF THE ELEVEN possible starters for the
either freshmen or sophomores. Included is the probable
See WOLVERINES, Page Three
. . . Michigan
Two years ago, in the keenly
contested Michigan -Michigan
..Q Qm - - ma us ", '- D_ fi a ,,
* * *
Minnesota's captain and center,
Wayne Robinson, has led the
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