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Wolverines Battle Gophers

in omecoming


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Both Squads Enter Contest
Undefeated in Big Ten Play

r SEVEN YEARS AGO-Michigan scores against Minnesota in the Stadium. The Wolverines humbled
the Gophers, 26-0, that afternoon in 1945 under the coaching of Fritz Crisler, who was in the process
of fashioning some of his greatest teams. This picture shows how bitterly each game between the
two M's is contested.

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Ted Kress, 185-pound junior, who
didn't set any records last year.
In fact. he played only two min-
utes of varsity ball.
He's made up for lost time in
four starts this season. Last week
at Northwestern Kress gained 218
yards to set a Conference indi-
vidual record for rushing in one
The week before, against Indi-
ana in the Stadium, the Detroit
lad proved he could pass, too. He
completed 11 of 14 tosses from the
left halfback position. All told this
year Kress has hit on 23 out of 40
for 268 yards.
Should the respective defenses
muffle these two big guns, both
sides have other weapons that
could play a deciding role in the
Fesler's Gopher backfield are
quarterback Don Swanson, full-
backs Mel Holme and John Baum-
gartner, andright half Joe Meigh-
an. Swanson runs and passes, while
Baumgartner and Holme rank
right behind Giel among Gopher
rushing leaders.
Fesler's biggest headache is
his defense. It has been riddled
by all foes except Illinois, and
the Illini aren't too potent of-
fensively this year.
That bodes well for the rest of
the Michigan offense, which, with
Kress, has assumed the Big Ten
leadership for team, offense. The
Wolverines averaged more than
five yards a play against Indiana
and Northwestern.
End Lowell Perry enters the
game tiect with Kress for the team
scoring lead. Each has four toucn-
downs. Perry has caught eight
passes in two Conference games
and ten others earlier 'for 245
yards. Tad Stanford and Bob Topp

are other ends who receive passes
from Kress and quarterback Ted
Topor, usually considered a block-
ing back. As a sidelight to his
blocking, Topor has completed 16
of 27 aerials.
Rounding out the backfield will
be Frank Howell, the wingback
who performed well against Mich-
igan State before being injured
and Dick Balzhiser. Howell recov-
ered only recently, and he will
probably alternate with Tony
Branoff, Flint freshman. Branoff
filled in capably while Howell was
Balzhiser is another recent find.
He was third-string fullback 'til
last week. Then against the Wild-
cats he averaged six yards per
carry on 12 rushes, and Bennie
Oosterbaan moved him into the
starting spot for today. Bob Hur-
ley, fullback who started at Evan-
ston, is out for the season with a
back injury.
THE REST of the Michigan of-
fensive lineup is as follows: tackles,
Dick Strozewski and Ben Peder-
son; guards Bob Timm and
Dick Beison; and center Dick
Defensively, the allignment will
be Merritt Green, the Captain, and
Gene Knutson, at the ends; Jim
Balog and Art Walker at the ta-
ckles; Don Dugger and Ron Wil-
liams at guard; Roger Zatkoff and
Laurie LeClaire at the linebacking
posts; Dave Tinkham and Russ
Rescorla at the halfbacks; and
Perry and Don Oldham will al-
ternate at the safety slot.
Perry and Walker were still
limping during signal drills yes-
terday, but both will see action.
Minnesota worked out in the
Stadium yesterday, and then the
Gophers retired to Ypsilanti to
spend the night. Quarterback
Swanson had his ankle heavily
taped, but he too will play today.

TEN YEARS AGO-Was the last time Minnesota was able to defeat Michigan. Here Michigan's Tom
Kuzma plunges for the first touchdown of the 1942 Wolverine-Gopher clash. Minnesota triumphed,
16-14, in that game for the last in a string of nine victories over Michigan. Since then Michigan has
won eight straight, with one contest ending in a tie.
IlliniTangle With Boilermakers Toda

Strong UCL
NEW YORK (P)-Three games
Smatching members of the Top
Ten, including a possible preview
of the Rose Bowl, provide the spice
for the nation's college football
menu today.
The advance peed at Pasadena's
Jan. 1 show may be the special
offering for the fans who turn out
at Madison for the intersectional
headliner between Wisconsin and
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BOTH ARE prime contenders
for respective conference cham-
in the Rose Bowl.
pionships which would land them
Wisconsin, tenth-ranked na-
tionally, has won two games in
the Big Ten and lost to Ohio
State. Unbeaten UCLA, eighth-
ranked, is one of the three big
powers out on the Pacific Coast.
To get the bowl bid, Red San-
ders' Uclans must still take the
ameasure of California, whom they
will meet next week, or Southern
California, to be encountered Nov.
22-or possibly both.
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WHETHER UCLA must, lick
both may depend on the outcome
of the day's giant attraction at
Los Angeles, where California's
Golden Bears clash with Southern
Cal's Trojans.
A near sell-out crowd of 100,-
000 is expected to view this
grudge battle between old an-
Southern Cal, with the advan-
tage of playing at home, has one

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Invades Badgers

of the best defenses in the coun-
try. California has been higher na-
tional rating-number four to the
Trojans' number seven.
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ILL FEELING and accusation of
"dirty football" followed last
year's wrangle, won by the Tro-
jans, 21-14. One of the injured
players was Johnny Olszewski,
who is expected to spearhead the
Bears' attack.
This West Coast natural
shares headline billing with an-
other clash of unsmeared elevens
on the other side of the Unit-
ed States-the game at Char-
lottesville, Va., between Duke,
number six, nationally, and Vir-
ginia, number nine.
Duke has won five games, in-
cluding victories over Southern
Methodist and Tennessee. Virgin-
ia has chewed on a softer schedule
but has won four games impres-
sively, rolling up 152 points against
14 for the opposition.
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WHILE THESE engagements
among the sport's elite are bound
to juggle the Associated Press
weekly ratings, the other high-
placed elevens seem safe enough,
Top-ranking Michigan State
will be host to unbeaten but
once-tied Penn State at East
Maryland, number two, has a
home date with in-and-out Louisi-
ana State. Oklahoma, number

three, will play impotent Kansas
State at Norman, Okla.
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GEORGIA TECH, number five,
will throw its fast-hitting back-
field at Vanderbilt, which has tied
Northwestern and Mississippi and
beaten favored Florida after los-
ing its first two.
Army and Navy, both battered
last week, will try to regain
their poise against Ivy League
Intersection features will send
Kansas against SMU, North Caro-
lina against Notre Dame, and Ken-
tucky against Cincinnati.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill.-(T)-Defend-
ing champion Illinois, virtually
dethroned, will try to stick pow-
erful Purdue with its first Big Ten
loss in a nationally-televised Illini
homecoming football game before
a capacity 71,000 at Memorial
Stadium today.
The kickoff of the third con-
ference contest for both teams is
scheduled at 2:30 p.m., EST.
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PURDUE, currently tied with
Michigan and Minnesota for the
conference lead, has beaten high-
ly-regarded Ohio State, 21-14, and
lowly Iowa, 41-14, in league play.

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The Boilermakers were tied by
Penn State, 20-20, in an opener
and last Saturday were upset by,
Notre Dame, 26-14.
Illinois, despite a phenomenal
passer in quarterback Tommy O'-
Connell, surprisingly has failed in
two Big Ten starts, losing to for-
midable Wisconsin, 20-6, and last
Saturday to underdog Minnesota,
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OUTSIDE the conference, the
Illini trimmed Iowa State, 33-7,
and trounced Washington, 48-14.
Despite their league setbacks,
the Illini were rated a one-
touclldown favorite over the
Boilermakers whose lone set-
back by Notre Dame resulted
from a severe case of fumble-
Purdue boasts a passer com-
parable to O'Connell in cagey
Dale Samuels and two exception-
ally fine ball carriers in fullback
Max Schmaling and halfback Phil
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MEANWHILE, Ohio State and
Iowa, whose football teams have
not met in Iowa City since 1927,
clash today in the Hawkeye lair.
The series, which started in
1922, now stands at five victo-
ries for Iowa and eight for Ohio
The Buckeye attack, which has
ground out 76 first downs and 1628
yards in four games, will be paced

by quarterback John Borton, who
completed 15 of 17 passes for 312
yards and five touchdowns last
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OHIO STATE has two wins and
one defeat in conference play,
while the Hawkeyes have lost three
out of three encounters.
Twice - beaten Northwestern
renews a five-year dead rivalry ,
with once-beaten Indiana at
The Hoosiers, with one victory
and one defeat in Bib Ten ac-
tion, will be lsightly favored over
a Northwestern team that has suf-
fered two straight setbacks.
BOTH TEAMS bowed to Michi-
gan, Indiana losing, 28-13, and
Northwestern, 48-14.
If this year's game follows the
pattern of previous meetings be-
tween the teams, a close-fought
engagement is in prospect.,
In the last six games, the larg-
est margin of victory has been one
touchdown. Two of these games
were decided by scores of 7-6, and
the other was a 7-7 deadlock in
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tent offensive weapons to date
have been the accurate right arm
of quarterback Dick Thomas ,and
the running of Bob Lauter, sopho-
more left halfback.

Newman Club, Foresters Gain
Finals in Independent League

The Newman Club smashed its
Way into the Independent I-M
Football League finals with a 20-6
victory over the Presbyterians.
The undefeated Newmans spot-
ted the Presbyterians six points
on the first play from scrimmage
when Iuppenlatz Fritz passed to
Russ Williams for 25 yards and a
touchdown. Just four plays later,
the Newmans tied the score when
Harvey Deen threw a 15 yard pass
to Tony Steimle in the end zone.
A few seconds later Steinle in-
tercepted a Presbyterian pass and
Soccer Squad
To Play Match
At OhioSchool
A group of soccer players known
as the Wolverine Soccer Team, vic-
torious in their first two starts,
will try to make it three straight
this afternoon when they meet
the Oberlin College varsity on the
Oberlin, Ohio campus.
Despite the fact that they have
had little experience in the way
of games, the men are confident
they can upset Oberlin, which has
fielded varsity soccer teams since
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MORE THAN 18 men have been
regularly turning out for daily
practice sessions and enthusiasm
is running high. ,
The team is strong both of-
fensively and defensively and
zis in excellent physical shape
for the contest. The presence

the Newmans scored another quick
touchdown on a long pass from
Deen to Bob Colby. The extra
point was made on a pass from
Deen to Steimle and the New-
mans led, 13-6, at halftime.
The last touchdown of the
game was scored only three plays
after the start of the second half
when Deen connected on a pass
to Paul Wolfe, who grabbed it
on the ten yard line and ran
into the end zone unmolested.
The extra point was made on a
pass from'Deen to Pat Riley to
end the scoring for the game.
The Foresters gained the finals
against the Newman Club by vir-
tue of their 19-0 win over the Ac-
tuaries. The Foresters scored two
early touchdownson passes to
Hampton Wagner and Henry Wil-
liams to lead, 12-0, at the half.
Their final touchdown and extra
point were scored on passes to
John McArdle.
The Nakamurians defeated an
undermanned Roger Williams
team by the score of 15-0. The
Roger Williams squad, playing
with only four men, held the
Nakamurians scoreless until late
in the first half when Bill Salis-
bury scored on a two yard sweep
around his own right end. The
Nakamuriand scored again on a
30 yard pass from Salisbury to
Harry Weston.
Lester Co-op-edged out Stan-
dish Evans, 6-2, when Dick
Hostetler hit Dick Siemens with
a 20 yard pass in the first half.
In other games, Wesleyan won
over L.S.A., 19-12, while the Ha-
waiians and Canterbury won over
M.C.F. and Pharmacy by forfeit.

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TWELVE YEARS AGO-The great Tom Harmon was punting, passing and running for Michigan. Here he punts from the shadow of
his own goal posts at Minneapolis in 1940 against one of Bernie Bierman's powerful Gopher teams of a decade-and-a-half gone by.
In spite of Harmon, Minnesota edged Michigan, 7-6, that rainy afternoon. The odds generally were with Minnesota in those days, as
typified by the four Gophers being blocked by a lone Michigan defender.


Big Ten Standings

Minnesota ......2
Purdue .........2
Ohio State .....2
Wisconsin ......2
Indiana ........1
Illinois .........0
Northwestern ...0
Iowa ...........0




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