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T HE MICHIGAN D AILY

TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 25. 1951

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Athletic Department Notices

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IlE MORNING LINE

~M Opponents
Take Openers
In CloseTilts
Two of Michigan's nine future

Oosterbaan Stil Undecided
On Fullback, Center Spots

Candidates for the varsity and freshman wrestling teams will
meet at 3:30 p.m. today in the wrestling room of the Sports Build-
ing. Experience is not necessary.
All freshman and varsity track and cross-country candidates
are asked to appear at Ferry Field at 4:30 p.m. today. '
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By TED PAPES
Daily Sports Editor

EAVE skRy dFALLING GENTLY in Ann Arborr and footballs flying
1Perry Field will grow into an overpowering roar in th Mcigan
Stadium Saturday when the lid comes off the 1951 Wolverine gridiron
Ifte you talk to the man on the street you find that the full signi-
ficance of an impending struggle of giants is obscured and almost
lost in the fruitless argument revolving around whether Michigan
State has the advantage of a game's experience or the corresponding
handicap of having been scouted thoroughly in its opener with Oregon
State last weekend.
Actually the best football team will probably come away with.
triumph because the two factors just mentioned figure to cancel each
other right out of the picture.
MSC Tricks Kept in Bag . ..
MICHIGAN SCOUT DON ROBINSON claims that his reports on
the Spartan performance are of no great value because the Mich-
igan Staters didn't deviate much from a routine offense all afternoon.
It looked that way from my vantage point at East Lansing, too.
Oregon State put up a stirring fight but the Beavers didn't
seem to have the scoring threat necessary to penetrate a Spartan
defense which Jooks like Biggie Munn's best asset.
Consequently, the MSC strategy board elected to proceed quite
cautiously, thus playing a little of the Michigan game a week early
by keeping a shroud over the Sunday punch which exists as surely
as the atomic bomb does.
Airlanes Remained Clear . . .
BEST INDICATION OF THAT was the unimpressive passing effort
of Al Dorow and Willie Thrower which gained only 66 yards in 15
attempts. Dorow tossed one that we'll probably see again here Sat-
urday, however.
Early in the second quarter the brilliant end, Bob Carey, sprang
into the clear down the eastern sideline with halfback Don McAuliffe1
as his decoy in the same zone but Dorow's floating pass was a bit too
tall and it dropped harmlessly into the end zone.
A few short minutes later Oregon State forgot what had just
happened and Dorow completed one to the decoy and set up the
game's only touchdown. Carey displayed his sure-fingeredness
on a few short tosses which he gobbled handily.
McAuliffe himself was a stout attacker on running plays to the
right side and rookie Jimmie Ellis was far and away the standout
on defense as he intercepted three Oregon passes in crucial spots
and did some magic footwork on kick runbacks.
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Fullback Panin Ready ...
EXCEPT FOR TWO SNEAKY reverses the Spartan ground offense
was strictly ho-hum. Coach Munn was undoubtedly elated over
the work of fullback Dick Panin who plays behind Wayne Benson and
did a fine job of spinning into the Beaver line. Panin, a product of
Detroit's prep powerhouse, Denby High School, played most of the
contest at the key single-wing position.,
Bennis Oosterbaan has the same problem of punting that
Munn has, namely to find a kicker among his regular offensive
backs so that substitutions on fourth down aren't necessary. Ape
parently both Michigan State and Michigan are willing to settle
for kicking specialists, since the Spartans used sophomore Tom
Y.ewce for the job and Wolverine Bill Billings appears headed
for a similar assignment here. Yewcic did a creditable job Sat-
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1951 grid foes in the uniforms of
Michigan State a n d Stanford
opened theira seasonse Satlurday
one-touchdown triumphs over un-
derrated opposition.
T h e other seven opponents
swing into action this weekend.
* * ,
OF EXTREME LOCAL interest,
since the Wolverines face the
Spartans t h i s Saturday, was
Michigan State's unimpressive 0-0
defeat of an aroused Oregon
State eleven at East Lansing.
Of less Ann Arbor interest but
lite lesimoat n the futur
umph on the Pacific Coast over
an upstart Oregon crew.eThe In
MSC.
STANFORD CAME from behind
on the passing of Gary Kerkorian
and the catching of end Bill Mc-
Col who is being called the best
This weekend the Indians
tune up for their Ann Arbor
battle with little San Jose State.
Minnesota and Illinois, slated to
face coach Bennie Oosterbaan's
'squad on successive Saturdays
strong Pacifc bCoast school sthis
Saturday when UCLA invades
Champaign and Washington goes
to Minnesota.
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ILLINOIS STANDS to repeat
its 14-6 195G victory in a close
game, but Wes Fesler's Gophers
appear headed for defeat the
same as last year.
Indiana, with its best team
in years, will furnish an ade-
quate measure for Notre Dame's
new talent when the two clash
at South Band-.
Michigan's other Big Ten op-
ponents, Ohio State, Northwest-
ern, and Iowa open against lesser
lights, and should come through
with victories.
. * ,
OHIO STATE and Vic Janowicz
host once-beaten SMU, North-
western does the same for Colo-
Stat of the Big Sevme..Knss
The Wolverine eastern foe for
the season, Cornell, takes on Sy-
racuse in the first game for both
teams. The Maize and Blue jour-
ney to Ithaca, New York early in
November to tackle the Big fled,

Associate Sports Editor
Last spring no one would have
given Michigan's Wolverines a
bare chance of defeatin tehigh-
But the combination of MSC's
somewhat lacklustre performance
against Oregon State and a decid-
Be cmpi mn Michigan's final pre-
season practice game Saturday
may change a lot of minds.
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NOT T HA T Bennie Oosterbaan's
crew looks like a champion at this
moment. Nevertheless, the prob-
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bhe position along with his usual
quarterback duties, and should see
a lot of work there too.
With Putich at left lialf, Don
blcng back post wit Putic
still calling signals.
The fullback position, a source
of much speculation throughout
mayhe pigand early fall workouts,
fensive half back. He's Tom With-
erspoon, who saw no offensive ac-
ion at all last fall and who's only
been at the spinning spot for two
weeks.
dicaions of being a better spinner
than Witherspoon, but a doubtful
knee (injured last fall) and a little
less speed than the Detroit junior
has placed him on the second ele-
v'en so far. Peterson will once again
~abulwark of the defensive back-
a center replacement on ofense,
is still a very large one. Although
Emil Morlock, a hefty 200-
pounder from Grand Rapids, has
looked adequate there, but a
back injury keeps him on the
doubtful list.
Behind him are Wayne Mel-
chiori and Eugene Kukllnski. All
three a r e inexperienced a n d
Oosterbaan is still scratching his
head about the final disposition of
The ntrest of the way, there aren't
too many worries.
* *
LOSS OF tackle Dick Strozew-
ski for the season because of a
knee injury weakens the Maize and
Blue defense somewhat, but there
are plenty of rugged replacements.
The line is, in fact, the strong-
est factor in the Wolverine bid
tie. Such veterans asotherpene
less Torn Johnson and 200-pound
Ralph Stribe at tackle; Jim
Wolter and Pete Kinyon at
tackle; Perry and longlegged
Fred Pickard at end can hold
their own against any of the op-
posing forward walls Michigan
will come up against.
And although the starting berths
in the backfield are still fairly
wide open, the reserve strength be-
hind the line is adequate. With
little Wes Bradford to spell Howell
and freshman Don Eaddy and ju-
nior Ted Kress showing a fair
amount of ability at the tailback
slot, Oosterbaan won't be in the
position he was last fall when the
Maize and Blue relied so heavily
on Chuck Ortmann only to lose
him for part of the season via the
injury route.

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able starting' backfield of Bill
Putich at quarter, Don Oldham at
left half, Frank Howell at right
half, and Tom Witherspoon at full
has shown signs of the precision
necessary to the Michigan single-
wing offense.
In Saturday's scrimmage, the
Blues, with the foregoing quar-
tet playing the first two quarters,
scored almost at will with an at-
tack only occasionally; stalled
by bad ball handling.
And a potentially great end (the
word potential should be wiped of f
after this season), Lowell Perry,
looked even better than last year
as he caught three touchdown
paFsses and played a flawless game
at the safety position.
* * *
THE REPLACEMENT of tail-
back Charlie Ortmann, a Michigan
mainstay for three seasons,, has
been one of Oosterbaan's chief
problems. Oldham, a reserve wing-
back last season, seems to have
the all-around ability necessary
for the spot. Captain Bill Putich
has also worked out extensively at

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GEL IN ON THE GROUND ELOOR WiTH
Drop in for coffee, Wednesday, September 26,
between 4:00 and 6:00 P.M.,
Student Publications Building-Ground Floor.

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By The Associated Press
State football bos Bgi Mun
turned his sights on Ann Arbor
yesterday.
"That game's behind us," Munn
said of the 6-0 win over Oregon
State Saturday, "and now for
The Spartan coach showed his
lack of satisfaction over Satur-
day's performance by putting the
first team through a surprise
scrimmage. It's unusual for the
coach to call a scrimmage on
Monday when the players expect

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*only an easy practice session.
Jack Morgan, 225 pound first
string defensive tackle from De-
troit injured his right leg in a
pileup during the scrimmage. The
team physician, Dr. Charles F.
Holland, said there was a possi--
bility of a fracture. Morgan was
made tomorrow.t
Munn had only a very few days
to turn his fumble-fingered Spar-
tans into an outfit that could
promise to make a real fight out
__of the traditional battle with
4.arch-rival1Michigan.

BOTH THE OFFENSE and the
overhaulingfor the Spartan de-
fense, which operated well in the
first half, started coming apart
at the seams when Oregon state
bega clikingwitha "" fora
tion attac in th third caiarte
Saturday.
With classes in full swing at
Michigan State, only one a day
workouts were scheduled for the
rest of the week. The late after-
noon sessions will start at 4
p.m. and continue until 6 p.m.
or sundown,
The regulars who worked in the
game Saturday were to be spared
from scrimmage today but those
who held down the bench were
due for the first of an intensive
series of workouts.
FO R TH E FI S T strin ge s, t i
work since little labor is sched-
uled for any Friday before a
game.
Only minor bumps and bruises
were reported after the game
although halfbacks Don Mc-

Auliffe and Vince Pisano worked
full time on the offense,
Quarterback Al Dorow g o t
through the game without further
injury to his ailing leg despite the
fact that Willie Thrower relieved
him for just two plays at the end
of the first half.
The only other Spartans who
saw duty with the offensive back-
field were Dick Panin and Wayne
Benson, who alternated at full-
back, and Tom Ywecic, who was
called in to do the punting.

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