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Wolverines Trounce Spartans;ook To 0hi




What's It Worth?
By Warren Wertheimer
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Buckeye Encounter Couldj
Determine Rose Bowl Bid

(Continued from Page 1)

Usually this column would be devoted to a commentary on the
performance of Michigan's football team in Saturday's contest. And'
it's very true that there is plenty to be said about the impressive Wol-
verine win. While the statistics are about even, the Maize and Blue
capitalized on the breaks and came up with the big play when it was
needed as it won by 26 points in a game that was rated about even
by the odds-makers. Yet despite all the interesting items about which
we could expound, this is one week that we are not able to overcome
the temptation of devoting most of the column to the exploits of one
Ron Kramer, end.
I don't think I would be going out on a limb if I said that Kramer
is the best football player that Michigan has had in my four year
tenure at the University. Week in and week out he has caused sports-
writers to trip over each other as they searched for adjectives that
would adequately describe his play. Yesterday he outdid all his pre-
vious efforts as he put forth one of the greatest individual perform-
ances seen in Michigan Stadium in a long time. His performance, to
quote a popular slang expression, might be considered "out of the
Yesterday's Performance .. .
To summarize, the Wolverine sophomore did as follows: carried
for six yards on an end around to set up Michigan's first touchdown,
made a sensational leaping catch for a 27-yard gain to Michigan
State's seven as the Wolverines just missed scoring at the end of the
first half, kicked off to start the third quarter and made the tackle
himself and three plays later blocked a punt, recovered it and dove
, into the end zone for six points. He then added the point, kicked off
into the end zone and again made the tackle, this time on the Spartan
He wasn't directly involved in Michigan's next score which had
Lou Baldacci taking a pass while wide open in the center of the field
and cutting in behind beautiful blocking to go 63 yards for a touch-
down. However when the Maize and Blue came out of the huddle .for
this play with Kramer lined up wide, there were three Spartans
lined up opposite him. A while later he got back in the act as he par-
tially blocked another punt to pave the way for the fourth tally. He
had nothing to do with the last six-pointer being on the bench at
the time.
In addition he punted four times for a 40-yard average, slightly
under his excellent 41.3 mark going into the contest, came up with
another of his pass reception-lateral plays for 11 yards and a first
down, made more than his share of tackles, and constantly moved up
and down the line talking it up and encouraging his teammates. No,
he did not throw any passes yesterday but don't be surprised if he
does down at Columbus.
All-American? ..
If Kramer fails to make All-American this year, there are going to
be a number of surprised sportswriters locally, your reporter included.
There are not many players in the country who think faster or react
more quickly than the East Detroit star. How many times during
the year do you see a player successfully lateral the ball for additional
yardage just before he's tackled? Kramer has done this a number of
times during the season. The way he picked off the pass in last
week's game after it had gone through Ed Shannon's hands was a
perfect example of his terrific reflexes.
He excels at kicking off, punting, running, pass catching, con-
verting, tackling, and apparently blocking punts also, having blocked
three thus far during the season. With a player like this on your
team, you know there is a good chance to upset anybody. Add to this
the fact that Michigan seems to be building up to a peak for next
week and you know that the contest with Ohio State will be one of
the highlights of the football season. And can you blame some very
optimistic students if they sniff the faint odor of a certain group of

Another sensational K r a m e r
catch of a forward pass almnost
provided a second Wolverine touch-
down in the closing seconds of the
half as he snared a 27-yard aerial
from Maddock to give Michigan a
first down on the State seven. The
clock ran out with the ball on the
two yard line.
Kramer wasted little time in scor-
ing that second touchdown once the
second half was underway. A few
plays after his opening kickoff he
broke through the Spartan line and
for the third straight week blocked
a punt.
This time he timed the bounces
of the ball perfectly, picked it out
of the air on the six yard line and
lumbered into the end zone for the
score. Back in stride, his kick was
good and Michigan led 13-0.
When Michigan State threatened
to bounce back in the fourth quar-
ter, once more it was Kramer who
helped to stem the tide. On the
touchdown pass from Cline to Bal-
dacci, he was the perfect decoy as
three Spartans carefully followed
him into the secondary, leaving his
teammate all alone in the center
of the field.
Shannon Scores
Four plays after his next kick-

off, he broke through the line again
and partially blocked another punt.
Baldacci scooped up the ball just
as it was about to be declared
dead on the State 27 and returned
it to the 14. Six plays later Ed
Shannon picked up the final yard
for the score and Michigan led 26-
7. Baldacci's conversion made it 27.
The final thrill of the afternoon
came with only about a minute re-
maining in the game when Tom
Mich. State

FIRST DOWNS ......... 1
Rushing .......,....... 5
Passing ................ 3
Penalty ............. 0 0
NET YARDS ....... 200
Rushing ............... 86
Passing ................114
Attempted ............. 17
Intercepted by......... 1
Yards interceptions
Number............... 5
Average distance ....... 39
Returned by ........... 5
Blocked by............ 2
KICKOFFS-Number .... 6
Returned by ........... 2
FUMBLES-Number 2
Ball lost by ............ 0
PENALTIES-Number ... 4
Yards penalized........ 40

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Trojans Top
Dandoy Runs Opening
Kickoff 95 Yards
By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Halfback Ara-
mis Dandoy whipped 95 yards for
six points on the opening kickoff
and Southern California went on to
bombard the helpless Huskies of
Washington yesterday with six
touchdowns and a 41-0 defeat.
The nightmare in the afternoon
for Washington was merely a work-
out for the Rose Bowl-bound Tro-
jans' big game next week with
UCLA, the nation's top ranking
football team.
The crowd of 36,108 included
members of the UCLA squad, who
had no game Saturday.
The Trojan varsity scored four
touchdowns in the first eight min-
utes of the game, and then gave
way to second, third and fourth
string players.
Danboy contributed a 29-yard
dance along the sideline for his
second touchdown of the initial
scoring burst. Sophomore Jon Ar-
nett capped a 62-yard march with
a 15-yard sweep off right end for
another, and quarterback Jim Con-
tratto scored from two yards out
after end Leon Clarke blocked and
recovered a Huskie punt.
Reserves picked up a couple of
touchdowns in the third quarter;
to complete the scoring.
Big Ten Standings 1


By The Associated Press
SOUTH BEND - Notre Dame's
once-beaten Irish stunned North
Carolina with. a 21-point second
quarter and then trotted out sopho.
more Paul Hornung for a one-man
show in a 42 to 13 smashing of the
Tar Heels yesterday.
ANotreDame, fifth-ranked in the
AP's national poll, won its sixth
victory of the season by letting the
regulars grind out a 21-0 lead in
the first 25 minutes of play and
then testing reserves with profit-
able results.
As the Tar- Heels went down to
their sixth straight defeat by No-
tre Dame since the series started
in 1949, Halfback Joe Heap scored
the first two Irish touchdowns and
sophomore Jim Morse, starting
right half, the third on a short
pass from quarterback Ralph Gug-
After that, Irish Coach Terry
Brennan tried to show mercy, but
the Irish reserves-especially quar-
terback-fullback Hornung - had
different ideas, pushing across
three more touchdowns.
North Carolina, trailing 42-0, fi-
nally scored on Al Long's 7-yard
pass to Larry Parker.
With the game near an end, the
Tar Heels again scored on a 16-
yard pass from quarterback Doug
Farmer to fullback Larry McMul-
Fullback Don Schaefer and Hor-
nung each booted three conver-
sions for Notre Dame. Long kicked
the lone Tar Heel conversion.
The fourth Irish score of the
first half was made on a short
pass from No. 2 quarterback Tom
Carey to third string end Jim
Starting the third period, Hor-
nung was tail back in an experi-
mental Irish spread formation. La-
ter in the same period, Hornung
ran 38 yards to North Carolina's
4 and Frank Pinn, No. 4 Irish full-
back, smashed over for a touch-
In the fourth period, Hornung
grabbed a Tar Heel pass and
scampered 70 yards to North Caro-
lina's 6, setting up a 4-yard touch-
down smash by another reserve
fullback, Jack Witucki, for a 42-0
Notre Dame lead.
It was then the Tar Heels fi

Auburn, Notre Dame, Oklahoma Romp

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nally drew blood with their des-
peration passing attack.
North Carolina was in trouble
from the opening kickoff when
Morse ran back the Tar Heel boot
77 yards tothe North Carolina 22.
On the sixth scrimmage play,
Heap darted over tackle from the
1-yard line for the opening Irish
touchdown. Heap got his second
TD on a 10-yard skip around right
end in the second quarter and
after that the Irish were unstop-
North Carolina .. .0 0 0 13-13
Notre Dame ......7 21 7 7-42
North Carolina scoring: Touch-
downs,LParker, McMullen. Conver-
sions, Long.
Notre Dame scoring: Touch-
downs, Heap 2, Morse, Munro,
Pinn, Witucki. Conversions, Schae-
fer 3, Hornung 3.
* * *
NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma
struck twice through the air with
lightning speed yesterday and
rolled on to a 34-13 triumph over
Missouri in a Big Seven football
game that assured the Sooners a
half-interest in their seventh
straight conference title and
knocked the losing Tigers out of a
chance to go to the Orange Bowl.
Pat O'Neal, a third string quar-
terback, broke the scoring ice late
in the second period by hurling
touchdown passes of 14 and 22
yards to Bob Herndon and Billy
Pricer within a space of 25 sec-
In the second half the Sooners,
ranked No. 3 nationally, shifted
their ground attack into high gear
as Buddy Leake, Gene Calame and

Herndon scored at the end of 67,
41 and 31-yard drives to wrap up
their 17th straight victory in a
streak stretching over two years.
Missouri, held to a net gain of
7 yards on the ground, didn't score
until the final period when quar-
terback Vic Eaton and his under-
study, Tony Scardino, hurled
touchdown passes that covered) 67
and 10 yards and avoided a shut-
COLUMBUS, Ga. - An awesome
Auburn offense crushed Georgia's
"Cinderella" team 35-0 yesterday
in a crucial Southeastern Confer-
ence football game.
The defeat virtually ended Geor-
gia's hopes of winning the SEC
title but Auburn emerged from
the game as a fine candidate for
a New Year's Day bowl trip de-
spite three early season losses.
Auburn scored four of the first
five times it got the ball, with Joe
Childress, a battering fullback and
speedy halfbacks Dave Middleton
and Bob James doing the damage
on the ground.
End Bob Pyburn scored two of
the Plainsmen touchdowns, one on
an eight yard pass from Bob Free-
man and the other on a beautiful
19-yard, end around play that
fooled Georgia completely.
James got two more. He swept
11 yards around end for one and
rammed three yards through the
middle for the other.
Childress kicked a field goal
from the 14 in the final seconds of
the first half and booted two con-


Indiana Edges
On Late Score
EVANSTON, (M -Indiana pass-
master Florian Helinski, bottled up
through most of the third quarter,
set up a 13-yard touchdown run by
Milt Campbell late in the fourth
quarter with a 50-yard pass and
kicked the extra point for a 14-13
victory over Northwestern yester-
Trailing 13-7, the Hoosiers took
the ball on their own nine-yard
line and marched for the touch-
down behind Helinski's brilliant
Helinski hit end Brad Bomba
with a 13-yard aerial to get Indiana
out of the hole. Another pass to
end Bob Fee put the ball on the 32.
Helinski then tossed a long one
to Bomba to the 13 and Campbell
crashed through the left side of
Northwestern's line for the score.
The Hoosiers turned a poor punt
into a touchdown in the second pe-
riod. George Gondeck, kicking
from his end zone, booted offside
on Northwestern's 19. Helinski hit
Bomba with a pass on the 6 and
fullback John Bartkiewicz bolted
over two plays later. Helinski
added the extra point.
Helinski Gets Loose
Helinski, after passing for 125
yards in the first half, was held
to one completion in the third quar-
ter before he started his fourth
quarter rampage.
Northwestern kicked off to open
the game and grabbed a fumble
by Bartkiewicz on the second play
of the game on Indiana's 6. Full-
back Bob Lauter scored four plays
later and Tom Callaway converted.
A few minutes later, a pitchout
by Helinski went wild and North-
western recovered on Indiana's 27.
George Gondek picked up 5 yards
before Pienta tossed a 22-yard
touchdown pass to end Jack Still-
well. Center John Damore missed
what turned out to be a very im-
portant conversion attempt.

Hendricks, who has seen little ac-
tion this season, gathered in a punt
on his own 32-yard line, out-raced
the Spartans across the field and
skirted 68 yards down the sidelines
to paydirt.
Hendricks' touchdown jaunt end-
ed a great afternoon of football for
Wolverine fans who now turn their
sights on next week's show-down
battle with the Buckeyes. A victory
for the Wolverines would earn
them a share of the Big Ten Title
and might lead to the nomination
by the Big Ten Athletic Directors
as the Rose Bowl representative of
the Western Conference.

Ohio State .....6 4
MICHIGAN ....5 1
Minnesota .....4 1
Wisconsin .....4 2
Iowa ...........4 3
Purdue ........2 3
Indiana........2 3
Michigan State .1 5
Illinoisr........0 5
Northwestern . . 0 5



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By The Associated Press
ATLANTA - T i n y Jimmy
Thompson, smallest man on the
field, and his speedy sophomore
teammates sliced the nation's lead-
ing defense to shreds yesterday
and hauled Georgia Tech to a 20-0
victory over Alabama.
The lightning-fast Tech attack,
paced by the 5-foot-6, 150-pound
Thompson, consistently bewildered
the bigger, slower Alabama de-
fenders. Thompson, Paul Roten-
berry, and Johnny Menger - all
sophomores - treated a sellout
crowd of 40,000 and a nationwide
television audience to one of the
better offensive shows of the sea-
Thompson Scores Two
Thompson, from Bessemer, Ala.,
and rubbing it in on his home
state for passing him up, scored
two touchdowns and twisted and
squirmed his way for the major
share of Tech's yardage in the one-
sided Southeastern Conference vic-
tory, in which Alabama failed to
score for the third consecutive

Rotenberry raced 45 yards for
Tech's first touchdown with the
game scarcely a minute old.
Punt returns of 34 yards by
Thompson and 55 by Menger help-
ed keep the Engineers in Alabama
territory during almost all of the
first half. Thompson set up the sec-
ond score when he ran a Bobby
Luna kick back to the Alabama 27
late in the fir:t period.
He carved out 15 yards a mo-
ment later and then scored from
the 7, although hit by a beefy Ala-
bama lineman at the one. Burton
Grant converted.
The little man scored Tech's
third touchdown in the third quar-
ter, going 5 yards off tackle to cli-
max a 14-play 60-yard ground
Until yesterday, Alabama was
the best defensive team in the na-
tion. The husky Crimson Tide had
limited eight foes to 33 points.
Green Bay 24, Baltimore 13

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