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Wisconsin, Purdue Face



MSU Meets Illini; Hoosiers
Favorites at Northwestern


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By The Associated Press

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FREDDIE BAER, Michigan fullback (30), rambles for a long gain in a scene from last year's battle
for the Little Brown Jug at Ann Arbor, in which the Wolverines romped to a resounding 34-0 Home-
coming victory over Minnesota. Although wary of the possibility of an upset, Bennie Oosterbaan's
crew is hoping for a repeat performance this afternoon at Minneapolis.

Televised Battle To Draw-
Packed House at Minnesota

(Continued from page 1)


Bob McNamara, All - American
But the Wolverines took a dif-
ferent view. They capitalized on
the lack of Minnesota responsive-
ness and spirit and passed their
way to an easy 34-0 victory while
the Gophers stood idly by, watch-
ing their championship hopes go
down the drain.
The Gophers will be greatly
concerned with Michigan's single-
wing attack, the same one that
fooled them last year. They can
well remember the losses, their
only ones, to Wisconsin and Mi-
chigan, with both teams fielding
a strong single-wing passing of-
Because of the many injuries to
the Gopher squad, Warmath will
have to rely mostly on his sopho-
more replacements. Rich Borstad,
a. promising second-year fullback,
has been the mainstay of the Min-
nesota attack. Filling in for the
injured Yackel, Bornstad became
the running star of the team,
gaining well over 200 yards on the
ground against Northwestern and
Moving into the starting left-
half spot for the Gophers will be
Dick McNamara, younger brother
of the All-American, and one of
the fastest runners on the squad.
Sophs Stand Out
Sophomores Jon Jelacic, right
end, and Bob Shultz, right half,
have proven their worth to the
Minnesota fans. They were forc-
ed into action because of the in-
jury-laden squad and have been
standouts as a pass receiver and

open field runner, respectively.
Despite Minnesota's poor record,
the Wolverines are going to be up
against some of the stiffest com-
petition they have seen this sea-
son. The Gophers, who have lost
to Washington (30-0), Purdue
(7-6) and Illinois (21-13) with
only an 18-7 win over Northwest-
ern, have one of the youngest
teams in the conference. Coach
Bennie Oosterbaan pointed out
that Minnesota dominated the
play in last week's loss to Illinois.
Oosterbaan added, "They can
strike fast and hard and we know
that they'll be very high for this
Michigan's strength will be
limited. In the backfield, starting
quarterback Jim Maddock is han-
dicapped with a bruised hip, and
will share his duties with Jim Van
Pelt. Tony Branoff and Terry Barr
are in goad physical shape at the
halfbacks with Jim Pace, who has
been getting in a lot of work at
practice this week, ready to spell
The line will be the same as
last week, with the big question
still the starting center. No one
knows whether Jim Bates is fully
recovered from his leg injury to
start. If not, either Jerry Goebel
or John Peckham will handle the
center duties. At the guards, Dick
Hill and Captain Ed Meads will
start, with Jim Orwig and Al Sig-
man filling the tackles.
The ends will be Tom Maentz
and Mike Rotunno, with Charlie
Brooks spelling them. Maentz will
do most of the kicking after he




OSU Ace Dies
ANN ARBOR (MP)-Dick Hilin-.
ski, a tackle on Ohio State's
Rose Bowl champion football
team last year, was killed last
night when a car in which he
was riding missed a curve and
he was thrown out..
The accident occurred about
15 miles northeast of Ann Ar-
Washtenaw sheriff's officers
said Hilinski was carrying a
varsity card from Ohio State.
His companion, Sylvester J.
Blake, carried an Army regis-
tration certificate for the car
listing Columbus, Ohio, as his
home town. Blake was taken
to an Ann Arbor hospital where
preliminary reports indicated
his condition was not critical.
The officers said the car
missed the curve at a high rate
of speed, skidded 195 feet along
the shoulder, plowed 300 feet
through a field and across an
intersecting road, then came to
rest 20 feet into a second field.
Hilinski was thrown 45 feet
from the car.
Hilinski's home was in Euclid,
Hilinski had been helping on
the Ohio State coaching staff.
He still had two years of work
ahead of him in graduate work
at the medical school.
He spent his freshman year
at Notre Dame and played foot-
ball for Ohio State in his junior
and senior years.
Hilinski, 24, an all Big-Ten
tackle last year, and Blake were
on their way to Fenton, Mich.,
where they were to be in the
wedding party Saturday of a
NFL Leaders
Face Tough
Foes Sunday
By The Associated Press
The deadlocked eastern and
western conferences of the Nation-
al Football League can be un-
scrambled Sunday when all 12'
teams see action.
Pittsburgh and Cleveland, tied
for the top rung in the eastern
section with three victories and
one defeat each, face strong oppo-
sition in the New York Giants and
Green Bay Packers, respectively.
Lions Face Rams
In other games, Detroit is at
Los Angeles, the Chicago Bears are
at San Francisco, Washington is
at Baltimnore and Philadelphia'
plays the Cardinals at Chicago.
The Browns, with the advantage
of a home field, rule a seven-point
favorite over the Packers who are:
in a triple tie with Baltimore and
Los Angeles for first place in the'
western conference. Each has a
3-1 record.

A week ago, a sodden Saturday
produced the biggest wave of up-
sets the college football season has
Four teams were knocked out
of top-ten rankings and favorites
toppled on all sides.
A half dozen or so prominent
winners of these games Saturday
join a dwindling group of teams
with still unsmirched records in
an effort to restore some sort of
order to the 1955 season while
the losers sought to get back on
the right side.
The losers posed some of the
biggest questions in the national
football guessing game. They in-
cluded Notre Dame, a team that
has finished in the first ten cften-
er than any other in the 20-year
history of the Associated Press
poll; Wisconsin and Washington,
still top contenders for their con-
ference titles and for the Rose
Bowl, and Georgia Tech, the early
favorites in the Southeastern Con-
Irish May Rebound
It's a matter of record that when
a high-flying team is beaten once,
its likely to tumble again the next
week. And today Notre Dame,
whipped by Michigan State, en-
counters Purdue, which got a great,
lift last week by tieing Iowa on,
Len Dawson's last-play pass.
Michigan State clipped an 11.-
game Notre Dame string last Sat-
urday. The lats previous Irish de-
feat was by Purdue last season,
27-14, with Dawson throwing four
touchdown passes. The three pay-]
off aerials the sharp Purdue
quarterback came after he had1
been handicapped in earlier games
by a broken wrist.
Wisconsin, sharing the Big Ten]

"M' All-Time Game Scoring
Mlark Has Anniversary Today


lead with Michigan but trounced
by Southern California, runs into
Ohio State, upset victim of Duke
last week. Washington, beaten by
Baylor, meets a Stanford team
whose only major victory was over
Ohio State. Georgia Tech, tumb-
led by still-unbeaten Auburn, faces
a comparatively soft one against
Florida State.
Two of the surprise winners,
Baylor and Texas A. & M., collide
with the Southwest Conference
lead at stake. Michigan State
meets fast-moving Illinois in what
figures to be the top game of the
Big Ten slate. Duke, which vault-
ed into fifth place in The Associ-
ated Press rankings after last
week's victory, encounters a poten-
tially troublesome Pittsburgh team.
Southern California, back in the
first ten rankings, doesn't look for
serious difficulties with California,
and Auburn, now the Southeastern
leader,expects a breeze against
little Furman.
Colorado, Oklahoma Clash
Among the ranking powers there
is only one game bringing together
two undefeated and untied teams.
They are third-ranked Oklahoma
and 14th-rated Colorado, rivals
for the Big Seven championship
which Oklahomg always has won
during Bud Wilkinson's tenure as
Maryland, No. 2, faces another of
last week's unset winners, Syra-
cuse, in the East's best game. Navy,
No. 4 behind Oklahoma, meets
Pennsylvania, loser of 13 straight,
while West Virginia, No..8, faces
Penn State.
Other major Midwest games
today include Iowa State-Kan-
sas State, Kansas-Southern Meth-
odist, Missouri-Nebraska and





"Varsity Scores 130 Points on
West Virginia."
Thus the Michigan Daily re-
corded the highest scoring foot-
ball game in Michigan's history
on October 22, 1904-exactly fifty-
one years ago today.
It should have been a proud day
for the Wolverines, but another
score appeared in the wally; a
score that took the edge off the
feat. Five hundred miles away
the University of Minnesota was
setting its own scoring record by
trouncing Grinnell, 146-0.
For the Golden Gophers it was
the high point in an undefeated
season that featured a tie for the
Western Conference crown.
Michigan saw its record score
take a place along .ide the many
other accomplishments of Fielding
Yost's fabulous point-a-minute
Wolverines Devastating
West Virginia had lost only one
game of six before that fateful
afternoon at Ferry Field-and that
a close one to powerhouse Penn
State. But in its first-and last-
game against Michigan, it never
even got a first down. The Wolv-
erines were never held for downs.
ed West Virginia's goal line 22
times, while the visitors failed to
The boys from Ann Arbor cross-

score. For one of these goals, a
Michigan man carried the ball
two yards across the goal line
with two West Virginia players
hanging on his legs.
Of the Wolverines' touchdowns,
Joe Curtis, 215-pound tackle, scor-
ed six. Curtis also managed to
find time to cash in on 19 of 20
extra point attempts for a total
of forty-nine points. "His work
was easily the feature of the
game," commented the Michigan
Fred Norcross executed some
beautiful broken-field running on
kick returns, on which he scored
two of his five touchdowns.
Heston, Schultz Scoreless
Only two of Michigan's starting
eleven failed to score. One was
Captain Willie Heston, a two-year
All-American playing his last
season for the Maize and Blue.
The other was Adolph "Germany"
Schultz, a 215-pound center, who
later became the first linebacker
in football history.
One West Virginia player typi-
fied the game: "Once they kicked
off to us and got the ball before
we did and made a touchdown be-
fore we even got our hands on the
pigskin," he marvelled.
All this without the benefit of
a forward pass, and in the era of
the five point touchdown!


showed he could do so
Northwestern game.

well in the


MICHIGAN ....................
Wisconsin ...................
Ohio State ................
Michigan State .............
Illinois .......................
Purdue ........................
Iowa....... ... ..........
Minnesota ................
Indiana ..................
Northwestern ..............





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Michigan, Wisconsin Squads
Best in Conference 'On Paper


and they were all on trial!

Michigan and Wisconsin, win-
ners of two Big Ten games apiece,
also share statistical leadership in
Conference grid play to date.
The Badgers rank first in. of-j
fense, although by the barest mar-
gin over Illinois. The opportunist

Wolverines, whose offensive per-
formances rank them no better
than a tie for ninth place, stand
first on defense, although its rank
there is challenged by the sturdy
defensive performances of Michi-
gan State.
The Spartans have given up
fewer yards than the Wolverines,
170 yards to 194, but they allowed
opponents 13.5 points a game,
which is not better than fifth,
whereas Michigan has a wide mar-
gin in that department by allow-
ing only 4.5 points a game.







Jean Anouilh's


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