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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1953

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. . 14 Army . . . . 0 West Virginia 20 Georgia Tech 43 1 Auburn .
. . 7 Tulane . . . . 0 Penn State . 19 Vanderbilt . 0 Florida

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Victory Over Rugged Penn
Proves Wolverines Capable

TONY TO TOPP DOES IT:
'M' Overcomes Third Period Scare

By IVAN N. KAYE
Daily Sports Editor
We were not sure after last Sat-
urday's episode at Minneapolis
whether or not Michigan could
handle a tough team, but after
yesterday's performance we hap-
pily conclude that the varsity is
of sufficient caliber to create a
good deal of trouble for its next
three opponents.
The line which Michigan shoved
all over the Stadium yesterday is
as good as any in the rugged Big
Ten. In fact, the delegation from
the Pennsylvania student news-
paper informed us that the Penn
line completely outcharged the
vaunted Ohio State forward wall
when the teams met two weeks
ago at Franklin Field.
IT HAD BEEN expected that
the passing game would have to
be used against Pennsylvania, but
Michigan stayed on the ground
MICHIGAN
LE Topp, Stanford
LG Dugger, Williams, Fox
LT Strozewsk, Walker, Kolesar
C Morrow, Peckhamn
RG Beison, Cachey
RT Balog, Meads, Geyer
RE Knutson, Veselenak
QB Baldacci, McDonald, Kenaga
LU Kress, Cline
RH Branolf, Hickey
FB Balzhiser, Hurley
PENNSYLVANIA
LE Castle, Lebengood
LT Gurski, Pomygalski, Bushek
LG Haggerty, Holland, Jackson, Lev-
itan
C Trautman, Metallo, Shada
RG Cannon, Seeley
RT Shanafelt, Cugini, Russell
RE Lavin, Rosenbleeth, Conlin, Kahl
QB Gramigna, Surmiak, Kopenhaver
LH Smith, Felver
RH Robinson, Hynoski, Cornog, Scott
FB Varaitis, Chaplin
SCORE BY. PERIOD
MICHIGAN 0 12 6 6-24
PENNSYLVANIA 0 7 7 0-14
Michigan Scoring: Touchdown -
Kress (2), Topp, Baldacci..
Pennsylvania scoring: Touchdowns.
Cornog, Smith. Conversions-Gra-
migra (2)
STATISTICS Mich. Penn.
First Downs 15. 9
Rushing yardage 232 '74
Passing yardage 157 129
Passes attempted 20 27
Passes completed 9 10
Passes intercepted by 2 1
Punts 2 8-
Punting average 39 40
Fumbles lost 2 1
Yards penalized 100 85
and seemed to have little trouble
with the durable Quaker defense.
Michigan's performance is all
the more impressive when one
realizes that the varsity could
not afford to point for this
game in any way, what with the
three big conference battles just
around the corner. There was
a quiet determination among
the players to show the home
crowd that they were a much
better organization than the
one which appeared on the field
last Saturday at Minneapolis.
The game proved useful in re-
storing the team's confidence. If
it had been lost, then the last
three might well have gone with
it, since the morale of the team
would have been severely under-
mined. Once a team knows that
it is capable of beating a rugged
opponent, then there can be no
telling how far it can go.
IOWA PROVED tough but prob-
ably because Michigan tehded to
underestimate the Hawkeyes. No
one sold Pennsylvania short. The
Quakers do not have an impres-
sive record, but a team brought
along against such rugged opposi-
tion as California, Ohio State,
Navy, Penn State and Vanderbilt
becomes accustomed to top com-
petition and will tend to play up
to it and improve with each suc-
ceeding game.
Pennsylvania's George Mun-
ger thought that Michigan was
a well-coached club and paid
special tribute to hard-runningI

halfback Tony Branoff, and the
swivel-hipped Ted Kress. "That
one pass play to Bob Topp real-
ly ruined us," he said. "We had
three men on him and he still
managed to catch the ball,"
mused the Penn coach.
We asked if Pennsylvania was
looking over Michigan toward
next week's date with Notre Dame,
but Munger holds to the philoso-
phy, as does Bennie Ooserbaan, of
playing the games one at a time.
"We may win one of these yet,"
he said, referring to Penn's sui-

cide schedule, which- has been
played without benefit of spring
practice. Munger paid special
tribute to his fine tackle Jack
Shanafelt, who was a thorn in
Michigan's side all afternoon.
Shanafelt was easily the out-
standing lineman for the Quakers.
ITHIS IS Munger's final season
as Penn's football coach. He has
been a highly controversial figure
in Philadelphia athletic circles. His
teams have always been noted for
their good lines, but their weak-
ness is the lack of any kind of
varied offense.
Pennsylvania teams employ
the single wing, but do not use
spinner or buck-lateral plays.
Their style of play is definitely
not designed to drive a crowd
wild. Opponents usually know
just where Penn is going, and
when brute strength cannot
overpower the enemy, then
Pennsylvania loses. Two touch-
downs are considered an offen-
sive miracle, around Franklin
Field.
Michigan's Bennie Oosterbaan
was pleased with the work of his
team. He was particularly happy
about the running game. "Tony
(Bi'anoff) ran about as well as
he has all season, and Ted (Kress)
was moving well in the open field,"
he said.
HE AGREED with Munger that
Tope's great catch and the en-
suing touchdown run constituted
the turning point in the game.
"They gave us some anxious mo-
ments," Oosterbaan reflected.
We asked about Captain Dick
O'Shaughnessy and the Michi-
gan coach said, "We kept Dick
out 'because his ankle is still
bothering him and we didn't
want to take any chances with
it. He is really an inspirational
captain and a perfect leader for
the boys."
O'Shaughnessy, as he has in the
last three games during which he
has been unable to play, maintain-
ed a constant vigil on the side-
line lending words of encourage-
ment to his team mates.

(Continued from Page 1)
The play itself is a variation
of Branoff's wingback reverse,
except that there is a passing
option. The maneuver is .espe-
cially easy for Branoff because
he is left-handed and can throw
without stopping to set himself
and thereby giving away, the
intent of the play.
Although the play was executed
with deception, Penn still manag-
ed to put three men on Topp. It
was not so much that the Quakers
know that the particular play was
going to be a pass, as it was that
they were wary of Topp's catch-
ing ability all afternoon. He was
continually covered by the Penn
secondary.
* * *
ON THIS occasion however, the
Michigan end was more than equal
to the task and came down with
the ball and without the three
Pennsylvanians. From that point
it was a simple run to the goal
with quarterback Lou Baldacci
tagging along just to see that
there were no more interruptions.
Baldacci personally accounted
for Michigan's last touchdown
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halfway through the fourth per-
iod on a quarterback sneak from
the one. Branoff's power running
and Kress' broken field talents
had worked the ball 61 yards on
fifteen plays to set the stage for
the scoring play.
None of Michigan's extra point
attempts met with success. The
Penn line surged through to block
three of Baldacci's kicks. For the
most part however, the Quaker for-
ward wall, which had been con-
sidered one of the best in the coun-
try, was given a good lesson in
line play by Jack Blott's disciples.

During the first half the Mich-
igan defense allowed the opposi-
tion only ten yards on the ground.
The linebacking, which had here-
tofore been a major worry, was
exceptionally good. John Morrow
and Dick Balzhiser turned in top-
notch performances in halting the
Penn running game.
Both teams came out of the
game in good condition. Baldacci
suffered an aggravation of his fa-
cial injury when a Penn lineman
ran into him following the at-
tempted conversion after Michi-
gan's last touchdown.

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Gridiron
Scoreboard,
MIDWEST
Wisconsin 10, Iowa 6
Notre Dame 38, Navy 7
Illinois 21, Purdue 0
Missouri 14, Indiana 7
Michigan 24, Penn 14
Michigan State 34, Oregon State
6
Minnesota 35, Pitt 14
Ohio State 27, Northwestern 13
Nebraska 9, Kansas 0
EAST
Princeton 27, Brown 13
Cornell 27, Columbia 13
Dartmouth 32, Yale 0
Fordham 20, Miami (Fla.) O
Syracuse 21, Holy Cross 0
West Virginia 20, Penn State 19
Colgate 33, Rutgers 13
SOUTH
Army O, Tulane 0 (tie)
Georgia Tech 43, Vanderbilt 0
Texas Tech 27, Mississippi' State
20
Auburn 16, Florida 7
Clemson 18, Wake Forest 0
Duke 48, Virginia 6
Alabama 33, Georgia 12
Maryland 24, South Carolina 6
William & Mary 7, North Caro-
lina State 6
Tennessee 20, North Carolina 6
SOUTHWEST
Oklahoma 34, Kansas State 0
Texas 16, Southern Methodist 7
Baylor 25, Texas Christian 7
Oklahoma A&M 28, Tulsa 14
FAR WEST
UCLA 20, California 7
Stanford 48, Washington State
19
Oregon 13, Southern California 7
Washington 21, Utah 14
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill.-(/P)-Mick-
ey Bates and J. C. Caroline melted
Purdue's defenses Saturday with
sizzling slashes that, combined
with a Boilermaker fumbling out-
break, led to a 21-0 Big Ten foot-
ball victory for Illinois.
- A crowd of 57,210 saw the unde-
feated Illini continue atop the Big
Ten standings with their third
straight conference victory. For
Purdue, which last week pulled the
season's biggest upset by toppling
mighty Michigan State by 6-0, it
was the second conference loss.
* * *
BATES SCORED Illinois' first
touchdown in the second period
on a ghost-like 35-yard run to the
end zone while Caroline, though
not scoring, helped keep Purdue
in the hole with streaking runs
that produced 157 yards in 27 car-
ries.
Seven Purdue fumbles spoiled
virtually every Boilermaker offen-
sive attempt as they never ser-
iously threatened the Illini goal.
Illinois recovered six times.
s s :
ILLINOIS, HAD control of the
game throughout and, although
Bates' brilliant run had given
them what turned out to be more
than enough margin to win, add-
ed two insurance touchdowns in
the final period.
Quarterback Elry Falkenstein
sneaked over from one yard out
after Caroline had accounted for
31 yards in a 33-yard Illini
SPORTS
WARREN WERTHEIMER
Night Editor

I

march following a recovery of
one of the many Boilermaker
bobbles. Then Em Lindbeck, Fal-
kenstein's sub, stepped over from
two yards out after he set up the
score with a 39-yard pass to end
Steve Nosek.
Although the Boilermakers' dis-
astrous inability to hang on to the
ball led directly to only one Illi-
nois touchdown, the -six fumbles
recovered by Illinois, every one in
Purdue territory, wept the Boiler-
makers on the defensive through-
out.
* * *
ILLINOIS pushed deep into
Boilermaker territory four times
after Purdue bobbles in the first
half but never was able to punch
over.
Bates' run was set up by an
exchange of second quarter kicks
which left the ball in Illinois
possession on the Purdue 35. On
the very next play, Bates drifted

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over left tackle and whisked past
startled Boilermaker defenders
to the goal.
The dash was preceded by such
deft handoff faking by Falken-
stein that the Purdue secondary
apparently wasn't sure the Illini
sophomore had the ball.
Purdue ........0 0 0 0- 0
Illinois .........0 7 0 14-21
Illinois scoring. Touchdowns,
Bates, Falkenstein, Lindbeck.
Conversions, K. Miller 2, Wiman.
BIG TEN GRID STANDINGS
W L Pct.
Illinois 3 0 1.000
Michigan State 3 1 .750
Ohio State 3 1 .750
Michigan 2 1 .667
Wisconsin 2 1 .667
Minnesota 2 2 .500
Purdue 1 2 .333
Iowa 1 3 .250
Northwestern 0 3 .000
Indiana 0 3 .000

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