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Cassady s



OSU's Defense
Checks Michigan
Elwood Directs Buckeyes To Second
Consecutive Big Ten Championship

(Continued from Page 1)

-Daily-Dick Gaskill
TWO ALL-AMERICANS-OSU'S Howard 'Hopalong' Cassady (40)
and Michigan's Ron Kramer (87), chase after a pass thrown by
Michigan's Jim Van Pelt intended for Kramer.
Gophers Beat Badgers;
EW'vildcatsTie filino is, 7_7

halfback Bob Schultz shredded
favored Wisconsin with a fierce
running display that brought Min-
nesota a 21-6 victory yesterday and
spoiled the valedictory of Badger
coach Ivy Williamson.
Schultz, a 177 pounder with the
drive of a fullback, scored two
touchdowns and performed superb-
ly on defense to steer the Minneso-
tans to their third victory against
six setbacks.
Line Lends Support
He received hefty support from
a quick-charging Gopher line and
another sophomore, fullback Dick
Borstad, whose pile-driving gave
the Badgers-no chance to set for
Schultz knifed over from the
two midway through the first per-
iod after a 63-yard Minnesota
march, and skipped over from the
eight in the third quarter to top a
78-yard drive.
Schultz cleared the way for the
Gophers' final touchdown by in-
tercepting Jim Miller's toss on the
Wisconsin 27 halfway through the
fourth quarter. Quarterback Don
Swanson went the final two yards.
Wisconsin's Jim , Haluska, his
passes hobbled all afternoon by
Minnesota's alert secondary, di-
rected the Badgers on a 51-yard
scoring push late in the game,
Haluska sneaking over from the
Football Scores
Ohio State 17, Michigan 0
Notre Dame 17, Iowa 14
Michigan State 33, Marquette 0
Illinois 7, Northwestern 7
Purdue 6, Indiana. 4
Minnesota 21, Wisconsin 6
Oklahoma 41, Nebraska 0
Oklahoma A&M 28, Kan. State 0
Yale 21, Harvard 7
Syracuse 20, West Virginia 13
Princeton 6, Dartmouth 3
Rutgers 12, Columbia 6
Pitt 20, Pen State 0
Connecticut 6, Holy Cross 0
Kentucky 23, Tennessee 0
Louisiana State 13, Arkansas 7
Vanderbilt 21, Florida 6
Auburn 21, Clemson 0
Duke 14, Wake Forest 0
Maryland 19, Geo. Washington 0
Texas Christian 35, Rice 0
Southern Methodist 12, Baylor 0
UCLA 17, USC 7
Stanford 19, California 0
Washington 27, Wash. State 7
Colorado 40, Iowa State 0
Oregon 28, Oregon State 0

EVANSTON, ll. (P)-Halfback
Jim Troglio turned winless North-
western into a fighting, clawing
football team yesterday, but the
Wildcats had to settle for a 7-7
tie in a Big Ten finale against
Illinois, outplayed after scoring
the first time it got the ball,
couldn't cope with Troglio, a 21-
year-old senior who picked up 124
yards and Northwestern's only
The fact that Northwestern fail-
ed to score its only triumph of the
season was no fault of Illinois.
Fumbles Hamper Cats
Three times Northwestern moved
to within the Illini 10-yard line
but failed to score, losing the ball
twice on. fumbles.
With less than a minute to play,
Northwestern completed a 42-yard
pass from Dale Pienta to end Jack
Stillwell, setting the ball on the
Illini 8.
Northwestern faked a field goal,
but Pienta fumbled and Illinois
Illini Start Strong
Illinois, a 20-point favorite, ap-
peared to be taking things in
stride when it marched 60 yards
for a touchdown after taking the
opening kickoff.
Sophomore star Bob Mitchell
rambled the final 30 yards for the
score. Dick Miller converted.
Aside from an occasional burst
by Mitchell, Illinois' offensive ma-
chine bogged down completely
after that.
Northwestern tied the score early
in the second quarter with Tro-
glio dashing 28 yards to the Illini
four and carrying over for the
touchdown on the next play. John
Eldridge converted and that ended
the scoring.

Then he would reverse this pro-
cedure, and first fake to Cassady
and actually send Vicic bulling
through the middle-and with big
Jim Parker, Frank Machinsky, and
Ken Vargo clearing the way,
Michigan never had a chance.
This type of attack propelled
Ohio 52 yards for its first touch-
down. As the third quarter drew
to a close, the Bucks found them-
selves on the Michigan 11, and just
51 seconds later Cassady swept
right guard for the score. Suth-
erin missed the conversion, but
Ohio led, 9-0, as the fourth quar-
ter got underway, and the hand-
writing was on the wall.
Michigan in desperation took to
the air. Ron Kramer's two suc-
cessive grabs, plus some fancy lat-
erally and forward fumbling gave
Michigan the ball on the Ohio 49,
and the Wolverines found them-
selves in Ohio territory for the
first time all afternoon.
Vicic Ends All Hope
The record throng of 97,369 fans
went delirious, as Michigan threat-
ened for the first time-but a
Vicic pass interception on the next
play put an end to Michigan's
It was at this point that Michi-
gan was beaten. This was the
turning point if there ever was
such a thing in this game.
Ohio took over, and moved down
to the Michigan 14, as again Cas-
sady, Vicic and Sutherin took El-
wood's deceptive handoffs and
rocketed into the Michigan secon-
However, once more the Maize
and Blue braced,aand held the
Scarlet Scourge at bay on the
Michigan 14 with only seven min-
utes to play.
Parker Applies th8 Crusher
Once again, Michigan desperate-
ly took to the airlanes . . but
Big Jim Parker ismeared Maddock
back to his own five yard line-
and moments later broke up a
pass to Kramer.
Parker had stemmed the Wol-
verines-and it was obvious from
this point on that Michigan had
only hope left.,
With two minutes and 40 sec-
onds left to play, and the legions
of Ohio fans creeping out of the
stands by the hundreds, Buckeye
Aurelius Thomas smashed Terry
Barr, who had just taken a screen
pass from Maddock, into his own
end zone for a safety.
Snowballs Too1
The score was now upped to
11-0, and with it, hundreds moret
Ohioans pressed nearer to the side-
lines ... snow balls flew .. . and
Michigan hopes toppled ever down-
An onside kickoff only resultede
in more confusion, and Ohio
wound up with the ball on the
Michigan 25, as a Wolverine 11-J
legally batted the kick. The Mich-
igan goalposts came crashing tot
the ground moments later ...
while play was still in progress. -

A torn Purdue pennant, stolen
from one of the Stadium masts,
was dragged across the field by
crazed Buckeye rooters, and mom-
ents later tempers on both sides
With both fans and players dis-
playing sportsmanship which cer-
tainly was far from desirable,
snowballs, fists, and debris flew.
Fans thronged all over the field.
Michigan's defeated and infuri-
ated Wolverines received blow af-
ter blow . . . as Cassady and El-
wood battered down to the six
yard line. Only three minutes re-
mained, as a personal foul and
two straight unsportsmanlike con-
duct penalties pushed Michigan
back to its own 18 inch line.
Vicic. bulled over center for the
touchdown, driving the final nail
in Michigan's football coffin .. .
and the score mounted to 17-0.
A Sour Ending
The conversion was missed, and
as Michigan tried frantically to
score a token touchdown the fans
grew still more unruly. Michigan
finally drove deep into Ohio ter-
ritory with desperation passes but
more penalties and personal fouls
nullified nearly everything. It was
a tragic and sour ending to a bril-
liant Ohio victory.
With only seconds to go, the
wildeyed crowd of Ohio State fans

stormed madly

onto the field,

The End
Of the Affair
First Downs......... 5 20
Rushing Yardage .....95 333
Passing Yardage ......14 4
Passes - Attempted ... 9 3
-Completed .........3 1
-Intercepted by ..... 0 2
Punts - Number ...... 6 3
-Avg. Yardage ......43 35
Fumbles - Number .... 2 2
-Lost by ........... 0 1
Penalties - Number ... 6 4
-Yards .............70 50
thinking the game was over.
Thousands surrounded the Bucks
. and went wild as Cassady came
off the field for the last time in
an Ohio uniform. Cassady could
not find the Ohio bench ... there
just wasn't any.
The officials cleared the field
... Michigan tried one last play
... the gun sounded ... and bed-
lam broke loose once and for all.
The entire team was mobbed ...
the Michigan players bewilderedly
fought their way off the field.
Shouts of "Cassady for Governor,"
ruled supreme. The Buckeye root-
ers had the situation well in hand.
Stunned Silence
The thousands of Michigan fans
just sat there in stunned silence.
They had seen what was supposed
to be the "best in the west"
trampled by arch-rival Ohio State
--giving arch-rival Michigan State
a trip to Pasadena. It was all
Few will note that with a 7-2
record, Michigan has finished its
best season since 1948, when it
won 9 and lost none. Few will
remember the brilliant Michigan
stands-holding at bay an Ohio
team time and time again . . .
until finally the Big Blue dam
broke--and the Scarlet waves
gushed through.
Michigan's greatest football sea-
son in seven long, lean, years
ended in disaster. But out of dis-
asters often comes better things.
You just never know in football.

Final Big -Ten Standings


Ohio State.....
Michigan State . . . . . .
MICHIGAN ..........
Purdue . . . . . . . . . .

6 0
5 1
5 2

0 1.000
0 .833
0 .714


Illinois *.**..... *
Wisconsin . . .
Iowa . . . . . . ..
Minnesota . . .
Indiana . . . . ..

. . 9 . . . .9
" 9 . 1 . .a
. . . . .9.9.
. .. .. . .

4 2 1 .642
3 3 1 .500
3 4 0 .428
2 3 .1 .416
2 5 0 .285
1 5 0 .167

Northwestern .......... 0 6 1 .071


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