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November 18, 1953 - Image 3

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Gridders Sharpen Attach
For Ohio State Invasion

Wolverines Upset Buckeyes in OSU Stadium Opener

Michigan's footbll squad held
a vigorous workout yesterday aft-
ernoon in preparatic for Vie sea-l
son's football finale aainst Ohiol
State this Saturday at the Michi-
gan Stadium.
The line, which has performed
rather erratically through the pre-t
vious eight encounters, was given
a great deal of blocking practice.
Scrimmages between the varsity
and second string lines followedl
the dummy workout.
THE LINE and backfield worked1
diligently in an effort to musterE
the sorely needed offensive punch
the team has lacked. A great deal
of dummy scrimmage, to improve
the blocking for the Michigan pass-
ers, was used by Coach Oosterbaan.t
Tony Branoff and Ted Kress,
the nucleus of the Wolverine
ground attack, covered the num-t
erous play sequences. Quarter-i
backs Lou Baldacci, Ray Kena-
ga, and Bill McKinley alternated;
in throwing the pigskin in theX

aerial end of the offense.
Michigan's runnin game, which
has gai'ed only 207 yards in its
last three games, also received a
good working over.
** *
THE FRESHMEN squad ran
through some Ohio State patterns
and then scrimmaged with the var-
sity in order to giye the first-
stringers the needed defensive
Notable by his absence from the ;
heavy drills was Wolverine right
end Gene Knutson. Knutscn, vRho
is ho'Aed by a twisted knee ie-
ceived in the Michigan State game,,
dii not respond to treatment Fr d
it is feared he may sit out his last
conkgiate game.a
A; ieplacements f'r the six -fuot-
five- inch senior from Beloit, Wis-
consi,. Coach Oosterbaan has b(en
re'rtyintg Gerry Williams and Jclhn
Veselenak, a pair of Flint re-
se:ve.. Both men have seen actt.n
previot sly this sea)i.

Never before did a guest of
honor want to spoil a party as
much as Michigan did back on
October 22, 1922.
The Wolverines had been in-
vited to play Ohio State in the
dedication game of the Buckeye's
huge 62,110 seat stadium, and
Fielding Yost wanting nothing
better than to open the Ohio
horseshoe with a Michigan vic-
RARELY HAD a game attract-
ed as much attention as this one.
Ohio State 'had drubbed Yost's
men three years In a row, and
Michigan's Ohio alums were yelp-
ing for his scalp. This alone made:
Michigan fighting mad, but the
fact that the mammoth arena wasj
to be dedicated made them even
more determined to win.1
Over 6,000 Michigan students
treked to Columbus for the bat-
tle, more than half the student
enrollment. This was the larg-
est student group to ever travel
to an away game up to that
time.' Trains and cars bulged
with football crazed fans as the
eyes of the nation focused on
Under sunny skies, the million
and half dollar double-decked
structure was dedicated amid pag-
eantry, and the teams took the
field. Back in Ann Arbor, fans
jammed Hill Auditorium to view
a "grid-graph," an electric device
which reproduced the plays with
small lights as the telegraphic re-
ports came in.
MICHIGAN, clad in snappy
maize and blue uniforms, was a
slight favorite as the Scarlet and

Grey kicked off. The Wolverines
showed their fangs for the first
time late in the first period, when
captain Paul Goebel booted a 27
yard field goal, and the initial
period ended with Michigan in
front, 3-0.
The Buckeyes were not out of
it by any means, and fought
back doggedly as Hodge Work-
man pounded the Wolverine for-
ward wall again and again.
bMichigan, however, had a little
bit more defensive ability than the
Buckeyes that day, and midway
in the second period smashed
Voigts Boots
NU Starters
EVANSTON- - A)-) Coach
Bob Voigts of Northwestern an-
nounced a drastic lineup revi-
sion for the Wildcats' final 1953
football game, against Illinois
Voigts said only cne of the
players who started against In-
diana -center John Damore -
will be in the Wildcats' opening
lineup. Three sophomores -
quarterback John Reardensand
halfbacks Bob McKeiver and
Jim Troglio-ani$ junior full-
back Jerry Weber will make up
the starting backfield.
Alongside Dainore in the line
will be ends Ziggy Niepokoj and
Ed Demyan, tackles Merle Sear-*
cy and Curt Krueger and
guards Bob Higley and Frank
Hren. Demyan is the only sen-

through the Ohio line, plowing and Harvard. Michigan however
under Isabel, the hapless Buckeye would not give in, and with Kipke
ball carrier. Isabel fubled the ball punting almost perfectly the Wol-
on his own 26. and Goebel fell on verines were rarely in trouble.
it for the first real break of the * * *
game. KIPKE stole the show from here

** *
THEN YOST reached into the
past for an old play he used back
in the "point-a-minute" days. It
was "old number 83," a tricky end
run, and Michigan's All- American
Harry Kipke was selected by Yost
to carry it out. Carry it out Kipke
did, as he raced 25 yards around
left end for a touchdown to give
Michigan a 10-0 lead.
Halftime came with its spec-
tacular pageantry as the Michi-
gan and Ohio bands dueled,
much the same as they will duel
this Saturday when the time
honored rivals clash again in
Michigan's Stadium.
Ohio came out for the second
half determined to pull the game
out of the fire. The Bucks desired
this game badly, for they wanted
above all to avoid the dedication
jinx which had plagued other
schools before them, such as Yale

on in as he single-handedly'marcn-
ed the Wolverines to victory. Mid-
way in the secopd period he in-
tercepted a Workman pass, and
threaded his way 45 yards through
a broken field to score. The con-
version was missed and the Wol-
verines were ahead, 16-0.
Michigan continued to hold the
Buckeyes at bay, and very late in
the game Kipke made the score
19-0 with a spectacular 37 yard
drop-kick which split the uprights
cleanly for a field goal.
Thus the game ended with
Michigan on top, 19-0, and bed-
lam broke loose in Columbus. The
Michigan band marched on the
city, thousands of cheering Wol-
verine students trailing it. Never
before and never again was there
a greater display of enthusiasm
as followed that game, a game
which wrote a new chapter into
Michigan's athletic history.

M' Seeks To Revenge '52 Loss to OSU


In an effort to gain revenge as
well as salvage a dismal Big Ten
record the Wolverine grid squad
will be shooting for a win over
the Ohio State Buckeyes next
Saturday afternoon.
After a stunning defeat at the
hands of the Ohioans last year,
the Michigan gridders will be prac-
ticing hard to gain an important
victory. The Buckeyes downed the
Wolverines, 27-7, in a battle domi-
nated by the spectacular quarter-
backing of John Borton.
* * *
ENTERING the game, Michigan
had high hope of 'a trip to the
Rose bowl. They had a 4-1 Western
Conference record behind them
and the victory over Ohio State
would assure them of at least a
tie for the title. The hope-was soon
turned into misery cs the Buckeyes
turned numerous Wolverine mis-

cues into a substantial victory
Michigan just couldn't do any-
thing right. It fumbled, had sev-
eral pass interceptions, and ruin-
ed every scoring opportunity it
had. The Maize and Blue errors
were enough to hand Ohio State
a two touchdown lead at the
half and from then on the Scar-
let and Grey couldn't be caught.
'l he first score came on a pass
from Borton to sticky -fingered end
Bob Joslin early ir the second
quarter. The pass was the climax
to a 26 yard drive and covered
eight yards. Tad Weed added the
extra point and the Ohioans led
7-0 with 14 minutes left to go in
the half.
* * *
THE BUCKEYES added what
proved to be the winning .tally two
series later. Borton again threw to
Josin for the score. This time it

was a 61 yard march with Borton's
28 yard pass into the end zone
where Joslin leaped for the call
counting the tally. Weed again
converted and Ohio held a 14-0
Michigan's only touchdown
came in the dying minutes of
the second half. Ohio state had
jus- shoved over its fourth score
of the day and was again kick-
ing off to the Wolverines.
Michigan received the ball on its
own 29 and began to roll. In eight
plays, the ball was moved to the
Ohio six. Fullback Dick Balzhiser
took it to the two. From there lit-
tie wingback Frankie Howell took,
it around end for the score. It was
the climax to a 71-yard drive. Russ
Rescorla added the extra point to
make the final score 27-7
Borton was literally an .aer.al
wizzard in the game. He completed
11 of 18 passes with no intercep-
tions. This gave him a total of 151
yards and three touchlowns. In
addition he carried the ball five
times and plunged over for one
The superb gridiron play of Bor-
tou throughout last season and
thus far on the 1953 slate hlas pie-
sented an obstacle to every oppos-
ing team. With the aid of fullback
Bobby Watkins and sophomore
Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, Bor-
ton will show his prowess in the
Michigan Stadium this weekend.

Aerial Arm
Surprising as it may seem,
Michigan's seemingly inept of-
fense ranks with the best on
the nation's collegiate gridirons
in one department-passing.
In official statistics released
by the National Collegiate Ath-
letic Bureau the WOlverines are
rated fourteenth among the
major college teams in aerial of-
The Maize and Blue has com-
pleted 71 and 157 attempts for
a .452 percentage, rolling up
1029 yards in eight games on
the successful tnsses. Seven
touchdowns have been picked
up through the air.
Gophers Seek TV
For Wisconsin Tilt
nesota, its Saturday game with
Wisconsin a complete sellout,
Tuesday asked the NCAA televi-
sion board to pe'mit local tele-
casts of the contest.
NCAA approval of the request
wouid put the Gophers on tele-
vision for the third time this
Local television was authorized
for the sold out Minnesota-Michi-
gan State game here in October.
The Minnesota-Pittsburgh game
three weeks later was played be-
fore a nationwide television audi-

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