TME MICItIGAN DAIJLT
TuEaUAY, SEPTEMBER, 27, 1955
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Maryland Tops, Georgia Tech Third;
Wolverines Get Most First-Place Votes
Room 3-S, Union
By The Associated Press
Maryland, conqueror of top-
ranked' UCLA, barely beat out
Michigan Monday for No. 1 place
in the Associated Press college
In handing the Pacific Coast
champions their first shutout in
40 games, 7-0, Jim Tatum's Ter-
rapins rocketed from fifth to first
in the weekly standings on a
thumping vote from 135 of the
nation's sports writers and broad-
Although Michigan received the
most firstlplace votes, 48 to 45,1
Maryland gained enough all-roundI
voting strength to head the list Ohio State, No. 8; Southern Cali-
with 1,113 points. Michigan, 42-7 fornia, No. 9; and Texas Christ-
winner over Missouri in its debut, ian, No. 10.
drew 1,032 points. Of these. Notre Dame. Army and
Points are awarded on the basis Texas Christian are newcomers,
of ten for a first place vote, nine rooting out Pittsburgh, Mississippi
for second and on down the line. and Navy because of impressive
Standings Shuffled opening performances.
The first full Saturday of games The top teams with first place
seo shuffled the standings that votes and won-lost records in par-
only one position in the top ten- entheses and points based on 10
Southern Cal at ninth-remained for a first place vote, 9 for second,
JIM VAN PELT
.. punts well
Behind Maryland and Michigan,
in order; came Georgia Tech, No.
3; Notre Dame, No. 4; Oklahoma,
I No. 5; Army, No. 6; UCt:A, No. 7;
S T O R E* H O U RS
D A IL
Y 9 TO 5: 3 0
N%~EJ ~I& s.
1. Maryland (45) (2-0) 1,113
.2 Michigan (48) (1-0) 1,032
3. Georgia Tech (11) (2-0) 701
4. Notre Dame (3) (1-0) 671
5. Oklahoma (12) 1-0) 622
.6 (1) (1-0) 437
7. UCLA (1-1) 358
8. Ohio State (1) (1-0) 299
6. Army2(1) (1-0) 437
10. Texas Christian (3) (2-0)
11. Rice (1-0) 208
12. Pittsburgh (1) (2-0) 200
14. Iowa (1) (1-0) 141
15. Navy (1) (1-0) 125
16. Duke (1-0) 82
17. Wisconsin (1-0) 59
18. Penn State (1) (1-0) 53
19. Washington (1) (2-0) 50
20. Baylor (2-0) 49
Pittsburgh Steelers 14, Chicago
Fail To Stop
Michigan's nationally - ranked
football team, fresh from its 42-7
walloping of Missouri, commenced
practice yesterday in preparation
for thisSaturday's contest with
While end Ron Kramer, sopho-
morepassingsensation Jim Van
Pelt and halfback Mike Shatusky
were booming 40 and 50-yard
punts, the linemen were engrossed
in a 30-man touch football game
with coaches Bob Holloway and
More Serious Business
After a half-hour of this, the
coaches got down to more serious
business and put the backfield
through its pass plays while the
linemen"ent over their defensive
. Tony Branoff, who reportedly
incurred a "charley horse" in the
game, certainly did not seem
hampered by it today as he ran
through his paces.
shines despite injury
T u fi '41on ...
WITH PHIL DOUGLIS
Daily Sports Editor
NE DOWN-eight to go." The Monday morning quarterbacks were
in rare form yesterday-as usual.
It was a good start to a promising season-and the drugstore
cowboys were wearing rose colored glasses. They were everywhere-
in classrooms, lecture halls, libraries, bookshops, streetcorners-
wherever you have people. The topic was the same, wherever you
Michigan's impressive 42-7 rout of Missouri's game but under-
manned Tigers left little room for improvement-or so it seemed
to Michigan's legions of fans all over the nation.
Even opponents were talking in superlatives over Michigan's
furious six-touchdown onslaught led by a giant figure in blue with
a golden "eighty-seven" splashed across his massive chest.
A Report to Ponder ...
A CREW OF Michigan State scouts were perhaps the most im-
pressed of all. They knew their football-and what they saw
they did not like-for next week their lads would presumably face
the same kind of treatment. "Terrific poise-tremendous depth-
over-all strength-good line play-lots of speed-good quarterback-
ing-and most of all-Ron Kramer." This was the report they are
taking back to Duffy Daugherty-to look at and ponder over.
Don Faurot-master of the split-T-and Saturday the user of a
sliding-T, was also impressed. "It's Miehigan all the way" this year
he intoned-and with Kr'amer in there-who can stop them?"
Newspapers throughout the nation boomed Michigan yesterday
as the best team to come out of Ann Arbor since the fabulous '48
squad. It should come as no surprise either to find Michigan either
at, or near, the top of the weekly press football polls.
Despite all of this hoopla and hollering this observer still feels
that all concerned should settle back and be a little objective about
On the basis of Saturday's game alone-it is hard not to be
tremendously optimistic. Michigan displayed more versatility in one
day than it did most of last season. Forty-one players entered the
fray. Ron Kramer scored 23 points (he made 31 all last season).
Jim Van Pelt and Jim Maddock' passed with accuracy. Jim Pace
and Tom Hendricks wheeled through the Tiger line with ease.
THE WOLVERINES used sheer numbers to crack Old Missou-.
and opened the flood gates with a deadly aerial barrage. Yet
Oosterbaan was still not fully satisfied. "A coach is never satisfied,"
he said after the game.
He was pleased with many individuals-Kramer, Van Pelt, Hen-
dricks, to name a few. Yet there were still lots of mistakes made-
mistakes in judgment-and in ball handling. But the overall picture
was still definitely a good one.
We can obviously see that Michigan's team is a mighty fine one
this season. No one will dispute that. However, it is our belief that
the caliber of opposition from now on in is almost equal to our own-
at this stage of the game.
Answer on the Field ...
CAN MICHIGAN cope with this opposition? Obviously this question
can only be answered in the big bowl on Stadium Boulevard-
the Minnesota .Memorial Stadium in Minneapolis, and in the big
gridiron palace at Champaign.
Mchigan will still have the advantage in every one of these
games. It has everything-passing, running, kicking, defense, and
tremendous reserve power. If one phase bogs down, another is sure
to make up for it.
It looks like a big year for Bennie's Boys-any way you look
at it. The "experts" are convinced Michigan has a "powerhouse."
All the team has to. do now is to live up to it-and we have a hunch
that they will.
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EAST LANSING, Mich., Sept. 26
(AP)-Michigan State star left half-
back Clarence Peaks was limited
to light workouts today as a re-
sult of bruised ribs suffered Sat-
urday in the Spartans' Big Ten
football season opener with In-
Dr. James S. Feurig, Team Phy-
sician, assured Coach D u f f y
Daugherty, however, Peaks will
e ready to play against arch-
rival Michigan Saturday.
Outside of Peaks the rest of
Any ideas that theWolverines
would be in for an easy game
against MSU were quickly squelch-
ed when State, sparked by sopho-
mores, put on a convincing per-
formance in their triumph over
S T R E E T
AT L i BE RTY
the first two squads reported for
light drills today in good shape.
Daugherty planned a night ses-
sion to hear backfield coach Bert
Smith's scout report on the Mi-
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