FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1955
Wolverines End Practice -Bring on the Bu
WITH PHIL DOUGLIS
Daily Sports Editor
DON'T LET Woody Hayes fool you!
The shrewd mastermind of Ohio State's football fortunes has
caused much wonderment this week, as he released injury report after
injury report, barred newsmen from practice sessions, and added fuel
to the myth that .Ohio State has no passing attack.
Regardless of what Mr. Hayes says--you can be sure enough of
one thing. If you are ohe of the 97,239 fans lucky enough to hold in
your. hand a ticket to tomorrow's battle of the century, you are
guaranteed a view of what is destined to be the most talked about
game ,of this or any other season.
OHIO STATE versus Michigan is enough to guarantee a blood and
thpnder .contest-but add the Big Ten title and for Michigan a
Rose Bowl bid as the rewards-and you have a super-explosive
Throw In a few All-American's like, "Hopalong" Cassady and Ron
Kramer - add a sellout throng in the world's largest college stadium-
and put it in the environment of a college campus which has been
slowly simmering all week long.
These are the ingredients for per-
. haps the game of a lifetime.
What is hoped to be the largest
pep-rally in University of Michi-
gan history is expected to start
things off tonight-and if Michi-
Sgan's Wolverines should. pull out a
w............ n, the fireworks. won't stop
there . .not by a long shot.
But back to Mr. Hayes. The Ohio
injury list has grown all week.
" i, :>._._;:>;.>. : ::<:<::.t<; > Star halfback Jerry Harkrader is
« r. .lost for the year with a knee
injury. His top replacement Jim
Roseboro is also ailing but is listed
to start. If these injuries are the
real thing we still should weep no
m :.>. tears for Hayes.
It 1s not hard to remember the
last time Michigan had to deal
with a reserve halfback. Just two
short weeks ago, Illinois star Harry
#"w *Jefferson bumped a rib-and in
his place, came an untested rookie
% named Bobby Mitchell. The rest
FRANK ELLWOOD needs no elaboration. Mr. Mitchell
.. can he pass? Was one reserve halfback Michigan
would prefer to forget.
Farly yesterday, the Ohio super-star Cassady was supposedly
injured in an auto crackup . . . but doctors say he will play. You
can almost be sure he is OK, or Hayes would have kept the whole
Then too-there is the weather. With the definite arrival of
winter yesterday-many fans are already fearing the worst. We still
maintain that no matter what the weather, these teams will be
evenly matched. However, long range forcasts predict partly cloudy
and warmer conditions for Saturday afternoon.
But looming above all is the claim that Ohio has no passing
attack and relies almost compeltely on its running attack..
A Passer in the House? ....
This to us seems highly improbable. True, Ohio has only com-
pleted 16 passes in eight game for 158 yards.. But we arg almost sure
that Hayes. has come up with some tricky pass plays to use against
After all, he does have a quarterback, one Frank Ellwood, and
any Big Ten quarterback is believed to be able to at least flick the
ball; to somebody under trying circumstances. And if Mr. Ellwood
just isn't up to passing, certainly somebody in a school of 19,000
individuals can throw a football.
What is Ben Oosterbaan doing meaziwhile? His players aren't
injured. Most of his boys don't have cars, but instead drive their bikes
Amid the scurry for tickets, and the constantly increasing tension,
Oosterbaan's legions have been working steadily and grimly at Ferry
Field. They are fired to a fever pitch for this one. We are sure of this.
His team is favored by six ... but in football, this means nothing.
You can be sure that the Michigan coaching staff is not sleeping
soundly these nights. Up high in the Michigan Union the past few
evenings, the Michigan coaching staff has been peering at movies-
reel after reel of past .Ohio-Michigan games, trying to fond a fatal
flaw in the Hayes system.
Around the campus, wherever Michigan football players reside,
they are going about life as usual-bluebooks, studying, and sleeping.
But the usual fraternity house bull sessions have ceased for them,
the meaningless time wasters are forgotten this week - as the
Wolverines use every minute to their advantage.
No Michigan team in recent years has been on such a spot. The
past several years have seen important games . . . but NONE as
important as this one. The real work of the week is over. The long
wait begins tonight. Tomorrow afternoon about 4:00, we will know
BUCKEYES LAST BIG TEN DEFEAT-Tony Branoff carries the
ball against Ohio State In Michigan's 1953, 20-0 victory. This
marked the last time that OSU lost a Conference game.
Cssady In aajured Sli ghtly
Plans to Start Saturday
Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, ltadGa audy eie
Ohio State's top halfback, sufsfere let and Gray Saturday. Besides
minor injuries in an automobile Cassady, the seniors in the start-
accident Thursday while driving ing lineup are guard Dave Weaver,
Thursday centerriKengVargo, and tackle
back from his morning classes. center Ke Francis Machinsky.
Ernie Biggs, OSU trainer, saidFCach insy
the injury, a muscle strain in the Coach Woody Hayes will hold
neck, was not serious. Cassady final practice early tomorrow af-
took part in full-scale drills a few ternoon, before flying his squad to
hours after the accident and will Michigan. The Bucks will arrive
hoursmastertheayccidentadwillat Willow Run around 3 p.m. The
not miss Saturdays clash with squad will stay at the Dearborn
Saturday's game will mark the Inn, and will make the trip to
last appearance of the Ohio All- Ann Arbor by bus shortly before
American. Cassady has gained 812 game time.
yards rushing this year to bring
his total to 2,383, and has scored ( 1/1j F121r, 7
14 touchdowns for 84 points. His Ile
total of 216 points breaks Ohio
State's old scoring record of 201 Receive H onors
points set in 1919 by All-American
Chic Harley. Michigan ends Ron Kramer and
One Injury Tom Maentz were named yester-
The Buckeyes stepped up prac- day to the Big Ten Sports Editors
tice at Columbus by putting the all-Conference team.
finishing touches on their already Guard Dick Hill and back Tony
devastating ground attack. They Branoff were named to the second
tested their defense against plays team, while Captain Ed Meads and
taken from Michigan's multiple tailback Terry Barr were chosen
offense. 1 for the third team.
The only major injury reported Honorable mention went to
was at the right half slot. Don Linemen Mike Rotunno, John
Sutherin, third string wingback, Morrow and Jim Bates, and quar-
will start in place of Jerry Hark- terback Jim Maddock.
rader. Harkrader has a 6.7 rush- Along with Kramer and Maentz,
ing average in spite of recurring the first team consisted of Tackles
knee injuries. Fran Machinsky (OSU) and Joe
Thirteen Ohio seniors will make Krupa (Purdue), guards Cal Jones
their last appearance for the Scar- (Iowa) and Carl Nystrom (MSU),
, and center Ken Vargo (OSU).
Acacia 4, Theta Delta Chi 0
Phi Gamma Delta 4, Phi Sigma
SAE 4, SAM 2
Sigma Chi 4, Lambda Chi
Phi Delta Theta 4, ZBT 1
Alpha Delta Phi 4, Triangle 0
Delta Sigma Ahi over Psi Upsilon
Williams 2, Cooley 1
Anderson over Kelsey (Forfeit)
Van Tyne 3, Reeves 0'
Scott 3, Taylor 0
Michigan 2, Greene 1
Gomberg 3, Winchell 0
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