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November 13, 1955 - Image 9

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On the Spot ...
Associate Sports Editor


E INTRODUCTION is over and the stage is set for next week's
crucial battle with Ohio State after Michigan's Rose Bowl-inspired
football squad romped to a smashing 30-0 win over a tired and
injury-riddled Indiana team.
The Wolverines completely outplayed Coach Bernie Crimmins'
Hoosiers as the men from Bloomington faltered in the very basic
fundamentals of the game. Michigan was superb as it played one of
its best games this season, masterfully combining a fine defense and
-a surprising offense for a smashing win.
* * s
Pace Breaks Loose .
Paced by the running of Tony Branoff, Terry Barr and Jimmy
Pace, the Wolverines' rushing attack plowed through the Hoosier line
at will. It smothered the tackles and guards, bringing them in for
the draw plays and opening wide holes for the runners. Pace was.
able to break loose twice in succession, gaining 18 and 20 yards for
Michigan's second touchdown. He showed his adeptness at spinning
and avoiding tacklers as he took an Indiana kickoff for a 32-yard,
Branoff played his usual splendid game, once again proving him-
self as the hard-hitting workhorse of the backfield. His key ground
gains, including a 41-yard run leading up to the first Michigan
touchdown, proved invaluable for the Wolverines in picking up first
downs and much-needed yardage in tight spots (of which there were
very few yesterday). Barr, back in top form after a siege with an
injured ankle, ran well in the opening quarter,' but played very little
in the final half because he just wasn't needed.
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan told reporters after the game that. he
and his aides had planned the running attack, and the play of the
game worked out smoothly and
',...... according to these plans, It is
S':<:fairly obvious that, the Wolverine
coaches had anticipated the weak,
< - < Hoosier line, although from pre-
vious Indiana scores (Ohio State
and Michigan State were held to
one touchdown victories by the
. : Hoosiers) it is hard to imagine
that the Indiana line could really
be that weak.
After the poor showing of the
Wolverines' aerial attack in last
week's humiliating loss 'to Illinois,
.. . the Michigan passers used this
. . . ., method of attack sparingly.' They
:: ""' attempted only 13 passes, con-
pleting five for a total of 71 yards
(net). A variety of passers were
used, with quarterbacks Jim Mad-_
4. dock, Jim Van Pelt, and John
Greenwood only attempting, three
passes. Terry Barr hit Tom Maentz
? ".. " ffor a 17-yard gain in one of his
two attempts, Maddock caught
Daily-Dick Gaskili Barr and Dave Hill, while Branoff
JIM PACE and Tom Hendricks each com-
pleted one pass.
Nothing seemed to go right for the Hoosiers. When quarterback
Gene Cichowski, an exceptionally fine passer as a rule, tried to get
the ball to his receivers, he was completely tied up by the fast-rushing
Michigan forward wall. When he finally did get the ball to the
receivers, they couldn't hang on to the pigskin.
s e . s
Oosterbaan S peaks .. .
Oosterbaan described his team as "aggressive and hard-hitting
with the tackling and blocking working very well." However, the main
difference between the two teams was the mental advantage held by
the Wolverines and Oosterbaan confirmed this for us. "We finally
got to scrimmage this week after being plagued by injuries for most
of the season," he said. But we hardly think this brought the
advantage. It seems to us that the thoughts of the Big Ten Cham-
pionship and the Rose Bowl bid were uppermost in the minds of the
Maize and Blue players in the Michigan Stadium yesterday.

Illinois, Buckeyes, Boilermakers Win
By The Associated Press
punch-began to connect on pass- and its 12th straight over
EAST LANSING, Mich.-Michi- es. years, Cassady scored on a 45
gan State crushed Minnesota yes- The Badgers scored twice in the blast over tackle the first
terday, 42-14-the worst beating final period, then went 76 yards he had his hands on the ball
handed the Gophers this season-- to the Illinois nine. At that point, He came back four plays
and kept alive the Spartan hopes with only seconds left, Paul Shwa- with an 11-yard scoring
of sneaking in through the back iko tried-and failed-for the field around end, and climaxed his
door as the Big Ten Rose Bowl goal that would have tied the ball day in the final period w
candidate. game. three-yard plunge through
Michigan State can repeat its * * * line.
Pasadena trip of 1953 if Ohio State Ohio State 20, Iowa 10
will oblige by beating Michigan COLUMBUS, Ohio-All Ameri- Purdue 46, Northwestern
next Saturday in the Western ca Howard "Hopalong" Cassady LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Pu:
Conference football windup, put on his greatest show in his Leonard Dawson % threw
The Spartans ran around and farewell to the home folks here touchdown passes, one of th
passed over the burly Minnesota yesterday, scoring all three touch- sophomore Erich. Barnes f
line with almost ridiculous ease. downs as Ohio State defeated Iowa yards and a Big Ten record
Blocked kicks and pass intercep- 20-10. the Boilermakers inflicted N
tions also played their part in The freckled, red-haired speed- western's eighth straight,.
building up the lopsided score. ster ground out 169 yards on the yesterday, 46-8.
State had a 16-7 lead at the ground in 26 attempts, just two The hungry Wildcats led
end of the first quarter, and made yards less than the entire Iowa in the first half before D
it 23-7 by the half. The third team was able to make in 45 rush- stood five yards deep in hi
team was in and scoring merrily ing plays. zone and hit the 6'3" Bari
away in a third quarter that pro- A crowd of 82,701, third largest the Purdue 23. Baf'nes ran N4
duced three Michigan State touch- in Ohio Stadium history, gave the western safety man Neil Er
downs. 21-year-old Columbus senior the into the ground in a 77-yard
Half; a dozen different players greatest ovation ever head in these the rest of the way.
accounted for the six Michigan parts as he left the game 18 sec- The old Big Ten record
State touchdown and State also onds before the finish. scoring pass was 91 yards,
picked up a two-point safety. In leading Ohio to its fifth ana's Lou D'Achille to Bob Rc
End Dave Kaiser started the straight conquest in the Big Ten, son against Iowa in 1950.
MSU scoring parade by picking up
a blocked punt and scampering*"
nine yards to the end zone.
Walt Kowalczyk, on. a three-
yard run; quarterbacks Earl Mor-
rail and Pat Wilson on one-yard
sneaks; Tony Kolodziej on a 13- ar s
yard run and Jim Hinesly on a 27-
yard pass from third string quar-
terback Jim Ninowski, were others
scoring. Boxed Christmas Cards

-Daily--Chuck Kelsey
TONY BRANOFF-Shown as he.
picks up a sizable gain in yes-
terday's Michigan-Indiana clash.
Branoff is nearing the end of a
brilliant collegiate grid career.
New Badger
Sports Head
MADISON, Wis.-Ivan B. "Ivy"
Williamson, former Michigan foot-
ball captain, was appointed Uni-
versity of Wisconsin Athletic Di-
rector yesterday.
Williamson, the man who pulled
the Badgers out of the football
doldrums, succeeds the late Guy
The soft-spoken, 44-year-old
Williamson will guide the Wiscon-
sin team through its last games of
the season-the Illini put a dam-
per on his final days as a coach
yesterday, but he will try to end
'on a bright note against Minne-
sota next week.
The University Board of Regents
made the appointment on the
recommendation of the athletic
board and university President E.
B. Fred. The board also appointed
line coach Milton Bruhn to suc-
ceed Williamson as head coach of
the Badger team.
Williamson thus becomes the
first former Michigan football cap-
tain to become athletic director of
a Big Ten School. He led the
undefeated Wolverine eleven of
Two other former captains, Ben-
nie Friedman and Tad Wieman,
have risen to this post with big-
time colleges-at Brandeis and
Denver, respectively.
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* * *

Illinois 17, Wisconsin 14
MADISON, Wis.-llinois, led by
newly-found halfback star Bob
Mitchell, pushed Wisconsin around
for nearly three quarters yester-
day, then hung on grimly to eke
out a 17-14 Big Ten football vic-
Mitchell scored both Illinois
touchdowns and gave the Illini po-
sition for the field goal that spell-
ed triumph, as the invaders com-
pletely dominated play through
the first half and most of the third
Late in the third period, Wis-
consin finally caught fire as Jim
Miller and Jim Haluska - the
Badgers' one-two quarterback

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