THURSDAY, NOVEMBER, 13, 1952
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER, 13, 1952 PAGE THREE
Test with Purdue
Michigan Pass Defense
Returns to Full Strength
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan sent
the Wolverine varsity through a
full-scale defensive scrimmage
yesterday as Michigan continued
x its preparations designed to halt
Saturday's onslaught of league-
leading Purdue, the Big Ten's
highest scoring aggregation.
Major attention was focused on
pass defense, a thorn in Michigan's
side all year, as the junior varsity
ran through Boilermaker plays in
NEW YORK - (P) - Bobby
Shantz, the diminuitive Phila-
delphia Athletics pitching star
was selected last night as the
Most Valuable Player in the
American League for 1952
$ Shantz, who won 24 and lost
7 for the A's last season re-
ceived 16 out of a possible 24
first place votes to lead Allie
Reynolds and Mickey Mantle
of the New York Yankees by a
the contact drill. In quarterback
Dale Sampels, who has completed
47 passes in 76 tries, the Maize and
Blue will be facing the confer-
ence's top hurler.
* * *
WITH HALFBACK Tom Wither-
spoon back in action, after miss-
ing the Cornell game because of a
leg injury, Wolverine defensive
backs will all be available for the
"stop Samuels" maneuvers.
Oosterbaan and his staff did
not neglect rushing defense,
however, for Michigan scout Don
Robinson warns that tailback
Philip Klezek and fullback Max
Schmaling are a couple ball-
carriers who will bear watching.
Klezek, the leading Purdue
ground-gainer last season, will be
ready to go against the Wolver-
ines after missing four games with
an injury and playing only a few
minutes last week against Min-
* * *
PACED BY Schmaling, the Boil-
ermakers have chalked up a rush-
ing average of 4.75 yards per play,
the best average in the Big Ten.
The Wolverine gridders wound
up yesterday's workouts with a
lengthy blocking and tackling
Both Purdue and Michigan are
"up" for Saturday's vital clash,
with the Wolverines in the best
physical shape they've been in all
Purdue will be pointing for its
first victory over the Maize and
Blue in Ann Arbor. The only two
Boilermaker triumphs in the series
between the schools were at La-
Beta Theta Pi 6, Kappa Sigma 0
Chi Psi 3, Phi Sigma Delta 3
Zeta Psi 3, Phi Kappa Psi 3
Alpha Tau Omega 6, Theta Psi 0
Delta Tau Delta 5, Delta Chi 1
Sigma Chi 6, Trigon 0
Phi Gamma Delta 4, Delta Up-
Psi Upsilon 4, Alpha Delta Phi 2
Sigma Phi Epsilon 6, Alpha Sig-
ma Phi 0
Phi Kappa Tau 6, Delta Kappa
Sigma Nu 6, Acacia 0
Sigma Alpha Mu 6, Tau Kappa
Lester Co-op 2, Hawaiians 1
In Loop Play
CHICAGO-(P)-With the Big
Ten title possibly at stake, Pur-
due charges into Michigan at Ann
Arbor, Mich., Saturday in a foot-
ball battle between the confer-
ence's highest scoring team and
one which has allowed the fewest
Official league statistics releas-
ed yesterday showed pace-setting
Purdue (3-0-1) leading all confer-
ence teams in scoring with a 29-
point average and Michigan
(3-1-0) top in protecting its goal
line with a yield of only 12.3 points
* * *
THE WOLVERNES, on the
basis of also surrendering the few-
est yards per play, 3.82, rank as
the loop's strongest defensive team
although Wisconsin (3-1-0) has
allowed opponents 25 fewer yards
per game than Michigan at 233.5.
On a comparative grading
system, Wisconsin's Badgers,
still very much in the cham-
pionship running, lead offen-
They have outgained second-
ranked Purdue, 410 yards to 378
per game, and are tied with the
Boilermakers in yards rushing per
play at 4.57. Purdue, however, has
the highest yardage per play by
an eye-lash margin of 5.22 to 5.21
over the Badgers.
Ohio State (3-2-0) wrested third
defensive spot from Purdue last
week on the basis of the league's
second best pass defense record,
topped only by Illinois' yield of
96.6 per game.
To Play Lions
DETROIT - (R) - The Detroit
Lions will get to play their two
games with the Dallas Texans this
season, despite the foldup of the
Dallas franchise yesterday.
That word came from General
Manager Nick Kerbawy of the
Lions. Kerbawy said Commissioner
Bert Bell of the National Football
League has assured him by phone
that the games would be played.
* * *
THE GAMES are important to
the Lions, who will rank as heavy
favorites to win both.
The Lions are in a first place
tie in the Western Division with
the San Francisco 49ers, who
have already played their pair
of games with Dallas. The 49ers
won both games.
Kerbawy said the Texans, sched-
uled to play here this Sunday,
wouldtarrive by plane Friday even-
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Dale Samuels started a trend.
The pint-sized Purdue quarter-
back engineered a 28-14 upset of
Notre Dame two years ago to snap
a 29-game Irish unbeaten string.
Since that time, Notre Dame vic-
tories have been the exception
rather than the rule.
THAT MEMORABLE afternoon
of October 7, 1950, also marked the
beginning of a trend in Purdue
football. It inaugurated the Sam-
uels era, the passing-est in Boil-
All of the fireworks began
when an unheralded 5-9, 165-
pound passer out of Chicago was
given the job of directing the
Purdue attack against Frank
Leahy's amazing Irish, who were
20-point favorites in the scrap.
Samuels stunned the partisan
South Bend faithful with an aer-
ial display that vaulted the La-
fayette eleven to a 21-0 lead mid-
way through the third quarter.
NOTRE DAME roared back with
two tallies, but when the chips
were down early in the final stan-
za, the gifted Boilermaker signal-
caller lofted a 56-yard paydirt
heave to Mike Maccioli, thereby
clinching the first Irish setback
at home since 1942.
That, undoubtedly, was the
most dramatic pass thrown by
the 21-year-old T-formation
master in his three-year career.
It was one of 26 TD throws that
Samuelsnhas come up with over
a period of 25 contests in the
Goldand Black uniform.
In addition, Coach Stu Hol-
combe's pride and joy has connect-
ed on 235 of 476 tosses for 2,913
yards (over a mile and a half) and
a lofty average of .494. This rep-
resents one touchdown for every
nine passes completed.
* * *
DAZZLING DALE also presents
a potent scoring threat for the
Western Conference leaders,.lHe
has converted 53 of 67 extra points
and bulled his way to four touch-
downs during his sparkling Boiler-
Last season, Samuels proved
that he was a force to be reckoned
with on the ground as well as in
the air lanes. On 50 rushes he net-
ted 146 yards for a 2.9 average.
CURRENTLY, Samuels ranks
tenth in the nation in passing with
80 completions in 145 flips for 890
yards, nine touchdowns, and an
accurate .552 percentage. Only
four of his heaves have been in-
Sampels' 1952 Big Ten record
is even more amazing. The lea-
gue's leading passer has hit for
47 of 67 for 568 yards, seven
touchdowns, and a gaudy .618
A quick glance at the following
totals will indicate why the Wol-
verine coaching staff has empha-
sized pass defense in the Maize and
Blue drills this past week.
PLAYING in the season's open-
er against Penn State, the Boiler-
maker bomber was successful on
14 of 28 for 130 yards. Facing
Iowa, he hit ten receivers on 16
attempts for 143 yards.
Against Rose Bowl champion Il-
linois. Samuels spotted 12 of 12
for 179 yards and four touchdowns.
Last Saturday in a deadlock with.
Minnesota, 16 of 28 Samuels tosses
connected for a 190-yard net gain.
Samuels Provides Purdue Pass Punch
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That's the "We never lost to
Notre Dame Club."
ALL SENIORS on the squad,
with the sole exception of tackle
Joe Klein, have no idea what it's
like to lose to the Irish.
Klein, who was out a year
because of a back injury, was
around in 1949 when Michigan
State lost 34-21.
As far as the Irish are concern-
ed, the rest of the squad has mem-
ories only of the 36-33 victory in
1950 and the 35-0 runaway a year
* * *
IF THEY can win this one, the
seniors will be able to identify their
team as the one that never lost
to Notre Dame.
Coach Biggie Munn's Spartans
also will be shooting for another
distinction--that of being the
first team in history to beat a
squad coached by Frank Leahy
three years in a row.
The last time any outfit downed
Notre Dame three straight was
during the 1930's when Pittsburgh
was the football power of the coun-
try. Pittsburgh did it in 1932, 1933,
ALTHOUGH Michigan State is
top dog for the moment, Notre
Dame has a big edge in the his-
tory of the series between the
schools. Notre Dame has won 15
and lost only four since 1897.
The two other Michigan State
wins were in 1910 by a 17-0 score
and in 1918 by a 13-7 margin.
The MSC squad was showing
plenty of pep in practice this week
as the coaches drilled them for the
last big game of the season.
BALL - HANDLING, especially
holding on to the ball, was stress-
ed as scouts reported that the
Irish use recovery of opponent
fumbles as a major weapon.
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