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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE

k I

Betas

Down ATO,

6-0,

To

Capture

League

Title

4

Player of the Week' Honors
Gained by Branoff, Gedman

By BOB MARGOLIN
A sparkling running game high-
lighted by key dashes in all four
of Michigan's .touchdown drives
earned right halfback Tony Bran-
off the designation as Wolverine
Player of the Week by sports-
writers in the press box Saturday.
Fullback Gene Gedman, who
scored both touchdowns for the
losers, was named Indiana Player
of the Week by the scribes.
BRANOFF, playing his first
home game as a first stringer,
thrilled the partisan crowd with
his battering-ram style of run-
ning.
Time and again the Flint
freshman lowered his head as
he approached the Hoosier sec-
ondary to pound out a few ex-
tra yards. In the third quarter
his recklessness paid off as he
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leaped over a solid mass of In-
diana and Michigan linemen to
score the second Wolverine
touchdown.
Branoff, who got his chance to
play regularly when Frank Howell
was injured in the opening game
of the season against Michigan
State, led the Michigan ball car-
riers with 77 yards gained in 15
attempts. Only an effective Wol-
verine passing attack prevented
him from handling the pigskin
more times in the 28-13 victory.
BIG GUN in the Hoosier offen-
sive, Gene Gedman scored both
touchdowns for the losers and was
the only gridder to have a large
measure of sultess both through
and around the Wolverine line
Saturday.
His twisting 33 yard run the
first time he got his hands on
the ball was the longest and one
of the more spectacular dashes
of the afternoon.
In addition, his alert and steady
defensive game clearly demon-
strated why he is considered one
of the best fullbacks in the Big
Ten this year.

MSC Takes
Leadership
In Grid Poll
NEW YORK -(P) -Michigan
State, the pre-season favorite, was
back on top of The Associated
Press Football Poll yesterday but
cannot afford to relax and take
it easy.
At least two other teams with
impressive, unmarred records-
Maryland and California -- are
ready to step in the moment the
Spartans let their guard down.
THE SPARTANS recaptured the
No. 1 position this week from Wis-
consin, upset victim of Ohio State.
They impressed sports writers and
newscasters with the decisive way
they manhandled Texas A&M,
48-6.
The first three weeks of the
AP Poll have produced no single
powerhouse whfch completely
dominates the scene. Michigan
State led the first poll before
losing out last week to Wis-
consin.
This week the Spartans won only
a slim advantage over Maryland
and California, both in first place
ballots and in overall points.
s *
IN THE POLL, ten points are
given for each first place vote,
nine for second, and so forth.
Michigan State received 39
first place votes and a total of
1,026 points.
Maryland, which whomped
Georgia 37-0, got 31 first place
votes and 961 points compared
with 21 first place votes and 889
points for California. The Golden
Bears beat Oregon Saturday, 41-7.
COMPLETING the top ten are
Georgia Tech, Duke, Oklahoma,
Southern California, Kansas, Pur-
due and UCLA.
Wisconsin dropped out of the
first ten on its 23-14 loss to Ohio
State.
Notre Dame, beaten 22-19 by
Pitt, plummeted from eighth posi-
tion and Princeton, its 24-game
winning streak broken by Penn,
fell from 10th to the "also rans."
New members of the top ten are
Oklahoma, up from 12th to sixth;
Purdue, from 16th to ninth, and
UCLA, from 11th to tenth.

DU Buries Phi Sigs, 27-6,
Reaches First Place Play-offs
Tarrant's Overtime Pass Wins for Betas;
Pannes, Brown, Spark Delta Upsilon Attack

"I

By DIANE MOWREY
A 50-yard paydirt pass from
Gordon Tarrant to Terry Iverson
during overtime play gave Beta
Theta Pi its league championship
over Alpha Tau Omega, last year's
defending champion, by the score
of 6-0.
In a thrill-packed game which
had spectators running from one
end of the field to the other, the
Betas reached the eight-yard line
with their passing attack, only to
be stopped cold. The ATO's re-
taliated with a last quarter drive
to the Beta's six-yard line, and
were also halted.
* * *
THEN AS THE game went into
overtime with each side having
four downs to win, Tarrant tossed
the high, spiraling aerial to Iver-
son for six points. The ATO's, in
their four downs, failed to make
the touchdown needed to tie Beta
Theta Pi.
Led by the passing of Steve
Pannes, Delta Upsilon won its
third straight league game from
Phi Sigma Delta, 27-6. In the
first half, Delta Upsilon's Jim
Laarman tossed a long spiral to
Pannes for a six-point tally, and
a pass from Pannes to Bob
Brown scored the extra point.
In the second period, the DU's
ran wild with Pannes heaving to
Brown for both the second and
third tallies. The extra points were
made both times by pitches from
the consistent Pannes. The Phi
Sigs made their touchdown after
Delta Upsilon's second goal with
a 30-yard pass from Phil Barad
to Bob Blumenthal. A 50-yard toss
from Laarman to Pannes was
stopped short a few yards from
the end zone, but the DU's fav-
orite pitcher then threw to Earl
Cline in paydirt territory for the
last score of the game.
* * *
SIGMA PHI snapped Sigma
Phi Epsilon's two game winning
streak with a 12-7 victory. Bruce
Bradshaw tossed a 40-yard aerial
to Al Brodhead for Sigma Phi, but
Brodhead was stopped just short
of a touchdown. Bradshaw then
crashed through center to mark
up the tally.

The Sig Eps came right back
with a long toss from Bob Hoy-
dic to Paddy Haas worth six
points. Hoydic threw the extra
point pass to Jack Main, and
the Sig Eps led 7-6. But a
Bradshaw to Hibbard touchdown
aerial gave Sigma Phi the game.,
Sigma Alpha Mu beat Phi Sigma
Kappafi 22-6, to win its third
straight victory and league cham-
pionship. Warren Wertheimer
starred for the Sammies with a
35-yard aerial to Mort Friedman
for the first tally of the game;
then he threw to Al Wolin for the
extra point. Phi Sigma Kappa
countered with Hank Dykstal
heaving to Bob Mueller in the end
zone, and then to Gay Pedesta for
the extra point.
AFTER TOSSING a long one to
Irv Tobocman for 40 yards, Werth-
eimer ran 8 yards around right
end for SAM's second TD. Other
Sammy scores came from a Werth-
eimer to Wolin pass, and a safety
scored when the Phi Sigs dropped
a pass in their end zone.
Kappa Sigma also won its
third straight game by taking
Delta Sigma Phi, 21-6, thereby
moving into the first place play-
offs. Tom Case of Kappa Sigma
threw to Don Mitchell for two
TD's, and Mitchell intercepted
a pass and ran it back for the
Kappa Sigs' last tally. The Delta
Sigs scored on a pass from Jim
Olson in the last minute of play.
Other scores in the IM football
leagues were:
Psi Upsilon, 26; Sigma Nu, 0.
Alpha Epsilon Pi, 24; Delta
Tau Delta, 6.
Chi Phi, 13; Zeta Psi, 0.
Zeta Beta Tau, 8; Phi Kappa
Sigma, 7 (overtime)
Alpha Delta Phi, 1; Triangle,
0 (forfeit).
DID YOU KNOW ... that the
Western Conference has racked up
six Rose Bowl victories in a row
over the Pacific Coast Conference.
DID YOU KNOW ... that Mich-
igan has been champion or co-
champion on the Western Confer-
ence grid scene 18 different times.

Varsity End.
Corps Beset
By In juries
Merritt Green, still recovering
from an ankle sprain found him-
self in an important spot as the
Wolverine football team prepared
for its second conference game
against Northwestern Saturday.
Green, captain and first string
defensive left end may have to
play the whole game on defense
against the Wildcats, as his num-
ber one and number two substi-
tutes have been hospitalized with
knee injuries.
* * *
JOHN VESELENAK, of Flint,
was injured a week ago in practice
and his knee has failed to re-
spond to treatment. The number
three man, Sophomore Jim Bates
from Farmington, was roughed up
in the Indiana game, and most
likely will not be in shape for
Northwestern.
The right halfback situation,
which had been dimmed by in-
juries took a turn for the bet-
ter when Frank Howell return-
ed to his old spot yesterday.
The shifty, experienced wing-
back still has his right leg heav-
ily taped but he will probably be
ready by Saturday.
Tony Branoff, the freshman
whiz from Flint who performed
so well against Indiana will share
the wingback job with Howell.
Branoff has more running power
than Howell, but he doesn't start
as fast and he lacks the finesse
of the Muskegon Heights senior.
* * *
AS A DIRECT result of his fine
performance Saturday, Ron Wil-
liams seems to have won him-
self a starting role at defensive
left guard. Against the Hoosiers,
Williams, a junior from Massilon,
Ohio, blocked a try for the point
after touchdown and made him-
self generally annoying to Lou
D'Achille, the vaunted Indiana
passing ace.
Williams joins Don Dugger,
Jim Balog, Art Walker, Gene
Knutson and Tim Green on the
number one defensive line. Yes-
terday the defense took a long
workout, operating against a
simulated Northwestern attack.
Notable during a dark and over-
cast afternoon was the Wolverines
spirit and life as they ran through
their drills and a rain-shortened
scrimmage.

ANN ARBOR-(M)-Ted Kress,
a black-haired Detroit junior, is
giving new hope to Michigan foot-
ball fans.
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan and
his staff are cautious in their ap-
praisal of the 20-year-old, 175-
pounder. But there is a growing
feeling in the Wolverine camp that
Kress may develop into the long-
sought triple-threat left halfback
so necessary to Michigan's single
wing football system.
INJURY last year forced a be-
lated start on Kress. His total col-
lege experience was one pass
thrown, one pass intercepted by
the opposition.
Amid many a qualm and
doubt, he was installed as the
Wolverine left halfback in the
opener against Michigan State
three weeks ago. Though Mich-
igan lost, Kress showed the poise
and potential that impressed
Oosterbaan.
He was Michigan's best per-
former in the succeeding loss to
Stanford. And last week he blos-
somed against Indiana to give the
Wolverines a winning Big Ten de-
but and an indication that Michi-
gan may make a stronger bid for
conference honors this year than
was at first. supposed.
* * *
A HARD runner with a long
stride, Kress picked up 45 yards
on his 14 rushing attempts against
Indiana. But it was his passing
that delighted the Michigan fans.
He completed 11 of 14 throws for
180 yards and tossed two touch-
down passes to his favorite re-
ceiver, end Lowell Perry.
With veteran// poise, he got
off two kicks for a fat 47 yard
average.
Inexperience elsewhere in the
Wolverine squad and lack of back-
field depth keeps Oosterbaan from
making optimistic statements.

Kress Raises Championship
Hopes of 'M' Grid Partisans

BUT A steadily-improving right
halfback, freshman Tony Branoff,
is providing more power than
Michigan had in that position last
year. And quarterback Ted Topor
is living up to expectations as a
spirited leader and prime blocker.
The chief weakness appears to
be at fullback where junior Bob
Hurley and sophomore Fred
Baer are still competing for the
job. Neither has given Michigan
much straight away power.
The Wolverines boast good line
play, hinging on the performances
of tackles Dick Strozewski and
Jim Balog, guards Dick Beison and
Bob Timm and center Dick 0-
Shaughnessy.
Schedule - wise, Oosterbaan's
position is not bad, with suc.
cessive games against North-
western and Minnesota on tap
before the rugged finish against
Illinois, Purdue and Ohio State.
A non-league tilt with Cornell
is sandwiched between Illinois and
Purdue.

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