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SUNDAY. 6CTOBER 9, 1955

THE MCHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9,1955 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Versatile Attack
Defense Stalls Touted Cadet
Offense, Passing Improved

Beats Army

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spectators in the huge stadium
buzzing. Pace went wide around
right end, cut back to the middle,
swivvel-hipped his way past the
Cadet secondary and raced 52
yards to the Army 17. But an il-
legal use of the hands penalty
againstrMichigan nullified the
flashy run.
And then there was Kramer's
booming punt that traveled 58
yards and came to rest on the Ar-
my six-yard line. The boot took
the Wolverines out of a bad posi-
tion and placed the Cadets back
against the proverbial wall.
Another Penalty
The visitors managed one firsi
down and then were forced tc
kick; Vince Barta's punt was
downed at mid-field. On third
down, Shannon grabbed a long
Maddock pass and. raced to the
Army three before he was bounc-
ed out of bounds. Another pen-
alty-this time offside-nullified
the crowd-pleasing play.
But the Wolverines would not
be denied. Army intercepted a
Kramer pass, were unable to take

- Barr feinted to the right ... Bar-
ta dove and caught only dirt ..
the halfback moved to his left and
waltzed over the goal line.
An exchange of fumbles deep in
Cadet territory was the highlight
of the third quarter. Maddock
passed to Tom Maentz who fumb-
led, Army recovering on its five.
Uebel then lost the ball, Ed Hick-
ey picking up the loose pigskin on
the nine. On the next play, Pace
let the ball slip away and Army
obtained possession on its 13-yard

-Daily-Dick Gaskill
MICHIGAN'S JIM PACE (dark jersey, No. 43) crashes through
the Cadet line. Trying to stop him are Pete Lash (No. 24) and
Dick Stephenson (No. 65).
Wildcats, 'Ms Next Foe,
Drop to Minnesota, 18-7

Statisti
First Downs
Rushing Yardage 1
Passing Yardage
Passes Attempted
Passes Completed
Passes It'c'pt'd By
Punts
Punting Average
Fumbles Lost
Yards Penalized

ics
RMY
11
199
27
10
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1
36
8
63

MICH.
7
69
95
13
4
1
34
61

TERRY BARR
... secret weapon

advantage of it, and were forced
to kick again. Barr picked up
the ball on the Michigan 18, out-
legged the first line of defenders,
headed down the sidelines, and
then cut back into the middle.
Only the punter, Barta, stood be-
tween Barr and another six points.

line. A few downs later, Earl John-
son recovered a fumble on the
Army 43.
Michigan now drove for its in-
surance touchdown. Two succes-
sive pass completions put the pig-
skin on the one yard-line. The
quarter closed but that staved off
the inevitable only a little'longer.
It was a wonderful victory for
the Wolverines and their fans.
And even Bennie Oosterbaan was
satisfied.

EVANSTON, Ill. (W) - A third
string sophomore, 194-pound Dick
Borstad, loosed some old-fashioned
Minnesota fullbacking yesterday
to grind the Gophers to a 18-7
Big Ten victory over winless
Northwestern, which plays Michi-
gan next Saturday.
Borstad battered across for two
touchdowns and took charge of a
game in which the fumbling
Gophers spotted Northwestern a
7-0 lead but rallied for a 12-7 half-
time lead.
Scores First One
Borstad, who began reaching for
stardom last week with Minne-
sota's first touchdown of the sea-

son in a close 7-6 loss to Purdue,
slarfmed at the Wildcats 22 times
for 142 yards, an average of 6.5.
Northwestern drew first blood
after recovering two Gopher fumb-
les on the Wildcats' 15, on an 85-
yard march in 13 plays with
quarterback Dale Pierita hurling a
15-yard scoring pass to halfback
Jerry Weber.
But in the dying minutes of the
first half, Minnesota scored twice
within one minute, 21 seconds.
The first Gopher touchdown came
on quarterback Dick Larson's 40-
yard pass to 166-pound halfback
Dick McNamara.
Wildcats Fumble
A Wildcat fumble at Northwest-
ern's 25 on the ensuing kickoff
produced the second Gopher
touchdown. Borstad knifed four
yards to score with 13 seconds to
the half. A circus catch by end
Jon Jelacic 1'on the Wildcat four
of a 21-yard Larson pass set up
the touchdown.
Borstad's second touchdown was
on h one-foot smash to cap a
48-yard Gopher drive in the third
quarter. In the 13-play march,
Borstad carried eight times for
30 yards.

SMALL SCHOOL HOLDS DISTINCTION:
Only Wesleyan Unbeaten By Wolverines

V

By PHIL DOUGLAS
Daily Sports Editor

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"Mighty" Army has fallen- and
this morning Michigan fans all
over the nation are rejoicing that
now-at long last- their Wolver-
ines own at least one victory over
every team they have ever played.
A letter to the contrary was re-
ceived yesterday morning, a
strangely prophetic letter-and
one which shatters this fond
dream of Michiganders every-
where, into smithereens.
.. Wesleyan Whammy
Yes--there is one. team in all
the land that still owns a whammy
over Michigan. The Wolverines
have never beaten them. The
school to which we refer is tiny
Wesleyan--fa tiny college of 1,000
students near Middletown Con-
necticut.
The letter to which we refer is
hereby reproduced:
"Dear Sir: Grantland Rice once
said, 'Let the facts, no matter
how small, stand clear.'
"In days of old, before huge
stadiums were invented, tiny Wes-
leyan University, long s i n c e

shrouded in gridiron insignifi-
cance, travelled west to defeat
Michigan in a bruising football
match."
"Unhappily, Michigan never re-
ceived an opportunity to avenge
the defeat. Following Michigan's
defeat' of Army this Saturday,
therefore, Wesleyan will stand
alone as the only team to hold a
perfect record against the Wol-
verines."
Yours in sport, Robert Hazen.
Records Prove It
Mr. Hazen's statement was care-
fully checked in the Michigan
Sports Record Book-and he is
absolutely correct. In 1883, Wes-
leyan dumped Michigan, then in
its fifth season of football, 14-6.
The two teams had never met be-
fore, nor did they ever collide
again.
A more carefull search of the
records reveal that Michigan has
"none-won" records against three
other institutions-but they are
not colleges or universities by any
means.
Michigan has never beaten the
Chicago Athletic Association, the

Chicago Athletic Club, and the
Cleveland Athletic Association.
All three were clubs that Michigan
played and lost to, back in the
Gay Nineties.
So Mr. Hazen's Wesleyan Card-
inals are the only college in the
land to liold a hex over Michigan
today-as Army found its five

game skein smashed into obUivion Northwestern, suffering its third
yesterday. straight loss after defeats by
Maybe Mr. Crisler and company Miami of Ohio and Tulane, was
ought to schedule Wesleyan again. lucky to recover three Minnesota
It would be nice to boast a clean fumbles, each in Wildcat territory,
slate. in the first half.
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