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THUR.SDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1953

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Wolverines Attempt To Continue Iowa Domination

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Grid Squad in Top Shape;

WILL HISTORY REPEAT?
Victory-Starved Iowa Seeks Upset
By JOHN HILLYER I

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DAVE RORABACHER

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Kramer's Sta
Spirit was high and practice
hard yesterday at Ferry Field as
Bennie Oosterbaan & Associates
sharpened up the Wolverine grid
team for Saturday's clash with the
Hawkeyes.
Lots of hustle and encouraging
shouts from the men on the team
accompanied both offensive and
defensive drill.
The varsity backfield and ends,
running through both passing and
running plays, enjoyed for the first
time since the first of the season
a full complement of men, and
most important - they were all
healthy.
Lou Baldacci seems to have re-
covered from his bad ankle; at
least it did not affect his booming
punts and hard running. Jim Mad-
dock's bruised hip is still not in
the greatest shape, but it is far
from being bad enough to keep
him out of Saturday's game.

tus Unsure
Ron Kramer, out for the second
day in full pads, worked extensive-
ly on offensive pass plays and on
some defense, but Oosterbaan still
claims that he will play very little
if at all, depending on what the
doctors have. to say.
Line Coach Jack Blott put the
front line through a rugged drill
in preparation for Iowa's big line.
A real cheerful note was the
appearance of Bill Kolesar on the
sidelines. The big tackle, whose
knee was injured in a vicious block
during the Michigan State game,
left the hospital last week and
reports that his knee feels great,
but that it will be some time be-
fore he is able to play ball again.
Quote of the day - Charlie
Brooks to Mike Rotunno: "Well,
Mike, it looks like we warm the
bench again, the cannons are
back."

NEW STYLES FIRST AT WILD'S

what you-

A crippled Iowa squad will stag-
ger into Ann Arbor this weekend
to face Michigan's title-hungry
Wolverines.
"We'll be lucky to field 11 men,
let alone beat Michigan," is the
theme of the reports emanating
from the Hawkeye camp.
A quick look at the past would
indicate a different outlook, how-
ever.
'M' Holds Series Edge
The Wolverines have faced Iowa
16 times. They have won on 13
occasions, lost twice, and tied,
once. In other words, to say that
Michigan has dominated its series-
with Iowa would be a gross un-
derstatement.
There have been some anxious
moments in the rivalry for the
Maize and Blue.
For instance, the 1929 clash, al-
though insignificant as far as the
Big Ten standings were concern-
ed, was a battle royale. The two
squads were both struggling to
get out of the second division
when they met on the last day
of the season.'
Scoreless Tie Remembered
Fullback "Doc" Morrison of
Michigan, playing his last game
for the Wolverines, made it a day
to remember. Besides leading the
Blue on offense, gaining 56 yards
in 13 tries, he twice made the
tackle which held the Iowans on
fourth down situations on the
Michigan two-yard line. The fray
ended up in a 0-0 tie, the only
deadlock in the series.
In 1939, Iowa ended up with a
4-1 Coference mark, while the
Wolverines finished with a 3-2,
but Michigan had the pleasure of
blasting the Hawkeyes with one
of the worst lickings in the hist-
ory of the two teams' meetings.-
Once again Tom Harmon and
Forest Evashevski-the present
Iowa head coach--teamed up to
spark Michigan, while the fabled
Nile Kinnick was quarterbacking
Iowa that day.
Kinnick Lead Hawks
As a matter of fact, it was Kin-
nick's performance which enabled
the Hawks to jump off to an early
lead. The Iowa immortal lofted
No Sellout I

Sharpshooters
Lead Big Ten
CHICAGO01)..-Michigan
State's great quarterback, Earl
Morrall, has tied Purdue's
sharpshooting Len Dawson for
the forward passing lead in the
Big Ten football race.
League statistics yesterday
gave Morrall and Dawson No. 1
aerial ranking, although Daw-
son leads with 41 completions
for 267 yards and Morrall is
tops in completions percentage
at .591.
Each has pitched three touch-
down passes, but Morrall has
had only two interceptions
against eight for Dawson. Wis-
consin's Jim Haluska has the
best completion average, .675,
but is ranked No. 3 under the
league grading system.

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-courtesy Michigan Alumnus
A SCENE FROM the 1939 Iowa-Michigan clash finds Michigan's
Tom Harmon intercepting a pass from Nile Kinnick, intended for
the helpless Bill Green, on .the Wolverines' goal line. The Maize
and Blue won this one, 27-7.

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A subtle change steals over a man
when he slips into Daks. All at once
you seem slimmer, trimmer - you
haven't looked younger in years.
Partly it's that beltless comfort,
partly the supple beauty of the
English cloth. But most important
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Daily termed the most spectacu-
lar play of the afternoon, inter-
cepting a Kinnick aerial on his
own five-yard line and tearing
down the sidelines unscathed for
a 95-yard touchdown run, as.Mich-
igan triumphed, 27-7.
Recent Tilts Plauge Evy
But the games Evashevski re-
members most vividly in the series
came not when he was playing for
Michigan, but while he was coach-
ing Iowa-during the 1953 and
1954 campaigns. And he's not go-
ing to let his players forget them,
either.
For two straight years, Evy's
gridders have lost to Michigan,
14-13. One extra point has been
all the margin for the Wolverines
to boast about over Iowa for the
past two meetings.
On both occasions, Michigan
has come from behind after the
Iowans had rolled up a 13-0 ad-
vantage.
. Extra Point Jinx
In the '53 classic, Earl Smith
threw the scare into the Blue,
sparking Iowa's offense and scor-
ing both touchdowns. Ironically,
Smith,. who will be back again
this weekend, was the man who
missed the extra point which lost
the game.
At halftime, the Hawkeyes led,
13-0. But four minutes after the
opening whistle of the third per-
iod had sounded, the Wolverines
were back in contention, thanks
to Lou Baldacci, a quarterback on
this occasion.

Baldacci's passing sparked the
Blue's attack, his 27-yard pass to
end Bob Topp connecting for the
payoff. Topp, incidentally, caught
seven passes that day. Baldacci
then converted the first of his
two successful extra points.
'M' Stars Save Game
The winning marker came on a
pass from Duncan McDonald to
Gene Knutson plus Baldacci's
second extra point, and the Hawk-
eyes' anger was whetted.
It was to come into full bloom
the following year.
In 1954, it took the Iowa stars
just eight minutes to run up a 13-
0 margin on the stunned Wolver-
ines. But from the eight-minute
mark on, the Hawkeyes were fac-
ing a completely new ball club.
Kramer Leads Comeback
Sparked by Ron Kramer and
Jim Maddock, the determined
Wolverines chopped the Iowa for-
ward wall to pieces on running
plays. Dave Hill scored a long
drive to make it 13-7, and a short
while later, Kramermade a circus
catch on a touchdown toss from
Maddock and followed this with
the extra point that rankles in
Evashevski's heart.
They may not be saying much
about it at Iowa City right now,
but Iowa is an angry bunch of
football players.
In 1902,'Michigan downed Iowa
by the lopsided count of 107-0.
But the Maize and Blue might
not have quite so easy a time of
it this Saturday.

.Penn.'s Seb6
To Continue
As Grid Head
PHILADELPHIA (mil -Despite
rumors to the contrary Penn's
football coach, Steve Sebo, says
he has no intention of quitting
and promises presently downtrod-
den Quaker fans an Ivy League
;championship contender by 1958.
And for those who think Sebo
won't be around in,1956, let alone
1958, don't bet on it.
Athletic Director Jerry Ford
says that as far as he is concern-
ed, "Sebo knows and teaches the
best, most modern, most successful
type of football in America.
'Best Young Coach'
"I'm the guy who will have to
renew Steve's contract and from
what I've seen of his techniques
I think his contract will be re-
newed. Sebo is the; best young
coach in the country today."
Sebo's three-year contract ex-
pires at the end of the 1956 sea-
son.
All this from an athletic direc-
tor about a coach whose teams
have lost 14 straight games. How
does Sebo do it? He's taken a leaf
from the book of Herman Hick-
man, former Yale coach and hun.
orist, by "keeping the alumni sul-
len but not mutinous."
Ford, incidently, doesn't de-
pend on letters from alumni or
statistics and final scores to Judge
his coach. A teacher and football
mentor in his own right for many
years, Ford watches practice ses-
sions four days a week.
How come 14 straight. defeats?
Sebo tells all alumni groups this
same straight from the shoulder
story:
"We're going through a transi-
tion process. Things are going to
get worse before they get better,
but they're going to get better and
I'm going to do the job. Be pat-
ient. Keep together and we'll all
get there together."
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