SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1955
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1955 THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE
.. . Buckeye co-captain
JIM PARKER JIM BATES
... All-American guard? .. . senior 'M' center TONY BRANOFF nears the end of his football stardom today
..Playrys Ready Tfhemselves I
For te, 'Game o the Year
LOU BALDACCI TOM HENDRICKS DAVE HILL
... Lou's last appearance ... senior speedster .. . out for revenge
By DAVE GREY
.., top-rated tackle
ALL-AMERICAN "Hopalong" Cassady ends colorful career
13 Senior Lettermen Play In Finale
You're a Michigan football play-
er and the big'game is now only a
few hours away.
You've gone through a week of
drills and are now ready to play
the "game of the year" for the Big
Ten title and a possible trip to
After a spirited, light workout
yesterday afternoon in your clean
uniform, you ate a "man's meal"
at the Union. The coaches had
asked you and about 30 other
teammates to be out at the Uni-
versity Golf Course clubhouse ear-
ly in the evening. You went back
to your room to pick up some
clothes and then got out to the
overnight hideaway about 7:30.
You relaxed with the paper for
awhile, watched a little television,
and saw some films of last year's
game. Other players were playing
cards with some of the coaches or
writing letters home. Some had
already gone to bed. You retired
about 10 o'clock.
This morning you awake early
and eat breakfast. Some of your
1 :30 Start
Ticket manager Don Weir
has requested that spectators
should try to get to the Stadium
today as early as possible to
avoid pre-game congestion.
teammates have gone off to
church, others get themselves tap-
Your big meal comes around
9:30-tea and toast with honey
(not butter), no milk, potatoes,
fruitcup, and a lean piece of
After this there is a final re-
view session with the coaches.
Bennie gives a short talk, and the
machinery: starts in motion.
Some of the players are still
getting taped. One of your bud-
dies walks out to the 18th green
alone. You sit around . . . walk
around ... think about the game
- and try to relax.
At 12:30 the team will leave the
clubhouse and walk with police
protection the actually-short but
seemingly-long distance to the
Stadium. You will dress carefully
for the game.
Chances are that on heading on-
to the field you will be met first
by a growing crowd that will swell
to over 97,000. Soon, everything
but the action on the field will
pass into the background.
Your object is now only one-
to win a football game . .
'M' CAPTAIN Ed Meads plays last home game
Today's The Day
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foe stopped them was co-incident-
ally the last time they played in
the Michigan Stadium.
The entire key to the outcome
apparently rests in the ability of
Michigan to stop the slashing
thrusts of the galloping Redhead
whose dynamic running has shat-
tered just about every Ohio State
mark in history. This leaves it
squarely on the shoulders of the
Michigan defense-a defense which
must contain Cassady within the
tackles if it expects to win.
Coach Woody Hayes, who drilled
his team in near-secrecy all week
long, has several injuries to worry
about, while Michigan apparently
has none. His star right halfback,
Jerry Harkrader is reported out
for the game, and his understudy
Jim Roseboro is also hobbled.
Never-the-less, he boasts the Con-
ference's best offense.
The Bucks have no passing at-
tack (at least up to today) and are
rumored to have an inadequate
pass defense. Yet they do not lose
when it counts. This premise will
be put to its sternest test of the
year this afternoon. +
The odds makers have installed
Michigan as a slim six point favor-
ite, but when these two perennial
titans annuallly collide in the last
game of the season, you can throw
it all to the winds.
The Ohioans remember well
their last visit to the Michigan
Stadium . . . a 20-0 beating in
1953. In fact, the record books)
,show that Ohio has not won at
Michigan since 1937. This jinx'
goes on the line again today. j
The tremendous drama will not
be televised, but the greatest-radio
coverage in Michigan history will
beam the game from coast to
coast. Sixteen major radio sta-
tions, two national networks, along
with sportscasters such as Mel
Allen and Harry Wismer, are on'
hand for the battle.
It will be the last appearance
in the Michigan Stadium for 13
Michigan senior lettermen. Tony
Branoff, for four years one of the
brightest stars in the Michigan
constellation, bids adieu to the
home folks tomorrow, along with
such stalwarts as fullback Lou
Baldacci, an inspirational leader
for three seasons, right halfbacks
Ed Hickey, Stan Knickerbocker
and George Corey, left halfback
Tom Hendricks and fullback Dave
Linemen playing in the Stadium
for the last time include Captain
Ed Meads, guard Jim Fox, tackle
John Morrow, centers Jim Bates
and John Peckham, and Bob Mar-
One of the largest pep rallies in
Michigan history rocked the cam-
pus last night to set the stage for
this titanic battle. The scenery is
ready and waiting, the actors are
in the wings.
The matter is now in the hands
of the 22 men and more who rep-
resent their respective schools.
Only one thing is sure. No matter
who wins, football history will be
made-made to live as long as
football itself exists . . . out there
in the turf of the Michigan Sta-
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