TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12,1954
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1!, 1954 THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE THREE
WHAT'S IT WORTH?
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Football fans are still trying to figure out why Michigan de-
feated Iowa last Saturday in what must be ranked the upset of
the week. They are still wondering how the Wolverines could look
so bad against Army (the worst we have been them look in four
years) and then come up with one of the greatest games that a
Maize and Blue squad has ever produced. Frankly, so are we.
Walking into the Stadium before the game, we could not help'
but feel that Michigan was going to show to a lot better advantage
than a. lot of people thought. No, we were not picking the Wol-
verities to win. That could only be dreaming. But somehow we just
felt, well ..,
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Pass, Pass, Iass?...
The only, tangible reason we could come up with was the
hunch, probably more of a hope, that Michigan was going to play
the type of ball about which Bill Stern used to say, "they don't
play anywhere in the country like they do in the Southwest." More
specifically, the kind of football that looks like basketball; pass, pass,
and then pass some more. What with one of the top passers in the
country in Dune McDonald and a tremendous receiver, namely Ron
Kramer, it seemed the only logical hope to prevent the Hawkeyes
from running the Maize and Blue out of the Stadium.
This optimistic feeling became intensified just before game-
time because it seemed the Wolverines were really fired up. Maybe
we would see a contest rather than a slaughter. And then the two
fumbles . .. and the pair of Hawkeye touchdowns . . . and just
like that it was 13-0, and all hope was gone beyond recall.
Michigan won 14-13. It threw all of eight passes and was sue-
eesaful with only one! What happened?
Everybody advances a plausible explanation for the Wolverine suc-
cess. Jim Maddock, Ron Kramer, Dave Hill, Fred Baer, Ed Hickey,
Art Walker; they all were great. Pick out any one of them and you
could put a pretty good argument about that player being instru-
mental in the win. Maybe it was the standout defensive work of
Gene Snider, Tom Maentz, .Terry Barr, the whole Wolverine line for
that matter. Possibly it was the adroit job of substitiution done by
Bennie Oosterbaan as he continually moved in fresh players when
they were needed (it was as if Michigan played two platoon football
under one platoon rules).
Will1T"o W in .. .
The reason Michigan won this game was because it wanted
to win it. Trite sounding it's true, but there were few Wolverine teams
that were up as high for a game as was this one last Saturday and
even the two bad breaks and 13 point deficit at the beginning of
the encounter were not capable of breaking down this will to win.
Maybe it was because Michigan had not lost to Iowa since 1924;
maybe it was to atone for the previous week's horrendous showing;
or maybe it was the pre-game talk given by Oosterbaan which in-
siders say was one of the few occasions that the easy-going Bennie
raised his voice.
Whatever it was, Michigan was victorious. So now the Maize
and Blue prospects are now rosy (no connections with a possible
bowl game intended). Wolverine fans who reached their lowest ebb
after the Army debacle are now sitting on top of the world. Well,
which one is the real Michigan team, the one that took the field on
October 2 or the squad that showed up for the October 9 contest?
It should be apparent that the true ability of the Maize and
Blue lies somewhere in bewteen the two performances, probably more
toward the showing in the Iowa game. Now, especially, this is what
you would call a young and somewhat green eleven. Maddock, Kramer,
Maentz, Snider, Barr, Ed Shannon, Mike Rotunno, Jerry Goebel,
Dave Hill, Chuck Brooks, John Greenwood-they are all promising
sophomores who figure to get better as they gain experience, while
Dave Hill, a junior, but actually a soph in terms of experience could
be classified in the same category.
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More Help Coming...
The return of Lou Baldacci to the lineup, probably this Saturday,
will strengthen the Wolverines as will Jim Bates, fully recovered from
a siege of pneumonia. Bates, while he was In there against Iowa,
looked like the linebacker that Michigan so badly needed the week
before. Tony Branoff, when and if he fully recovers from his knee
injury, will decidely bolster the Wolverine offense. So things are look-
But the very thing responsible for a good deal of the optimism,1
the fact that Michigan is a young team which should improve, may
also cause Wolverine fans to have some unhappy moments. Inex-
perienced players make mistakes and undoubtedly the Maize and
Blue gridders will make plenty of them before the season runs its
course. Enough of them in one game and a Michigan performance
similar to the one in the Army game could result. Perhaps we will
become a little better informed after this Saturday's contest at
Northwestern. Anyhow it looks like an interesting season.
And I sure would like to see the Michigan eleven a year from
now. It might really be a team to watch.
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REGULARS - SHORTS - LONGS
BOSTON (AP) - Frank "Pinky"
Higgins, the quiet Texan who
asked to start his managerial ca-
reer at the bottom, Monday reach-
ed the top with his appointment as
field boss of the Boston Red Sox.
General Manager Joe Cronin
made the anouncement at a press
conference following long distance
telephone conversations with Hig-
gins and his predecessor, Lou
Boudreau's two year contract
had another year to run and Cro-
nin said the Red Sox "will meet
the obligation" insofar as the sec-
ond year is concerned.
As is customary, no figure was
announced for the two year con-
tract which is being given Hig-
gins. Estimates ran as high as $65,-
000 for Boudreau's pact.
Higgins' elevation came less than
48 hours after his Louisville team,
Due to the wet condition of
the course during the past
week, an arrangement has been
made for the extention of the
tournament through October
17th to permit contestants to
complete their play.
the Red Sox's American Associa-
tion farm club, won baseball's sec-
and biggest prize-the little World
Series-from Syracuse of the In-
Cronin revealed the decision was!
made Sunday night in a phone
discussion with the club owner
"The move really culminated
Sunday night," Cronin said, "be-
cause other clubs have shown so
much interest ix jiggins, we. just
had to do something."
Iumsey in I- Tilt
Reeves Protests Cooley Triumph;
Huber, Strauss Other Grid Winners
Daily Staff Tops ReadersI
In Grid Selection Contest
The continued invincibility of
Gomberg House, a protested pen-
alty, and a one-man team featured
yesterday's rain-soaked, but in-
teresting Residence Halls Intra-
mural football games, played at
South Ferry Field.
Gomberg House, last year's Resi-
dence Halls football champion,
brought its record to 3-0 for this
season with an easy 19-0 triumph
over Allen-Rumsey. Joe Winger
returned an intercepted pass 40
yards for Gomberg's first score
and Marsh Sylvan connected to
Bob Woschitz and Duke Munro
for the winner's other two touch-
A fifteen yard penalty called
against a Reeves House player for
unsportsman-like conduct set up
the only touchdown in Cooley's
6-0 win over the South Quad men
in another I-M contest.
The penalty, which resulted in
Reeves' protesting the g a m e ,
brought the ball from deep in Coo-
ley territory to a position from
which Cal Atwood executed a long
run to the Reeves' two-foot line.
A determined goal line stand was
ended when Paul Treado of Coo-
ley, completed a fourth-down pass
to Bill Zimmerman for the winning
Huber House broke into the vic-
tory column after two losses by
edging Greene House, 7-6. Huber
capitalized on the tardiness of
Greene House's team, by scoring
its lone totichdown early in the
game on a 15-yard end run by
Clark Bassett with Rick Linn as
Greene's only representative on
the field. Bassett passed to Chuck
Jackson for Huber's all-important
On the arrival of the remainder
of its team late in the first half,
Greene House broke into the scor-
ing column on a long pass from
Norm Saganisky to Lou Ramsdell.
An end run attempt failed to tie
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the score, however, and Huber
emerged victorious by holding the
whole Greene team to a scoreless
With 250-pound lineman Mark
Angeli giving him excellent pro-
tection, Jerry Monticello passed
for four touchdowns and an extra
point in Strauss' 25-0 trouncing
of Hinsdale House.
In other games yesterday Tay-
lor House scored all its points in
the second half to down a pesky
Michigan House team, 14-0, and
Lynn Martin was on the' passing
end of all 21 of Winchell House's
points in its shutout of Kelsey
Dale Hoffman tallied on a pass
from Willie Mueller for Wenley's
6-0 victory over Anderson House
and Glen Baxter performed the
same function on a pass from Jim
Gessner in Scott's 6-0 win against
GOAL LINE UNCROSSED:
Lions Top Rams, 24=3, ToHoldLead
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In a game expected by all to be
a wide-open high scoring affair the
World Champion Detroit Lions
turned back the Los Angeles Rams,
21-3, to retain their Western Divi-
Before a capacity crowd of 56,-
523, the Lions demonstrated com-
plete control over their beleagured
opponents. Considered by all pro-
fessional football experts to have
one of the most potent offenses in
recent years, the Rams were
shackled from beginning to end.
It was the first time in 67 games
that Los Angeles failed to score a
touchdown. The last time was in
1948 when the Green Bay Packers
stopped the West Coast squad, 16-0.
Rely on Running
In a sense, it was an altogether
different Lion team that the fans
saw. at Briggs Stadium on Sunday.
It was a squad which relied pri-
marily on its running attack to
With such gifted backs as Dan
Towler and Tank Younger, it is
indeed surprising that Los Angeles
could be held to a paltry 61 yards
on the ground.
The defeat was a crushing blow
to the Rams' bid ror a champion-
ship. The loss dropped Los Angeles
into fourth place in the Western
Conference with only one win in
three starts. The Lions, on the oth-
er hand, have two victories in as
Over in the Eastern Division, the
Philadelphia Eagles moved into un-
disputed first place with a 24-22 vic-
The University Golf Course
and Clubhouse will close for the
season this Sunday night, Oc-
tober 17th. Please clean out all
tory over the stubborn Pittsburgh
Steelers. A touchdown drive by the
Eagles in the last three minutes
was the difference.
The New York Giants, demon-
strating a newly found offensive
attack, walloped the inept Wash-
ington Redskins, 51-21. The New
Yorkers have been one of the
greatest surprises in the early foot-
ball campaign. Picked before the
campaign started to be one of the
cellar dwelling teams, the Giants
now rest comfortably in a second
place tie with Pittsburgh. The New
Yorkers also boast the highest
scoring team in either division.
The Cleveland Browns notched
their first victory of the year as
they trounced the Chicago Cardi-
nals, 31-7. Otto Graham gave evi-
dence that he and the Browns are
not dead as he flipped tl.ree touch-
With a plot fit for the pulp maga-
zines, the San Francisco 49ers
came from behind to top the Green
Bay Packers, 23-17. Y. A. Tittle,
broken hand and all, got off the
bench in the fourth quarter to lead
his team to two scores and victory.
The balding quarterback scored
one touchdown and flipped a 53-
yard completed pass.
In the only other game played,
the Chicago Bears defeated the
Baltimore Colts, 28-9. The victory
moved the Bears into third place
in the Western Conference.
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