TE MICHIGAN DAILY
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1956
Maentz were superb in the second- at Champaign, and most of the of Its remaining games, and both
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key catches to help erase a 13-
point deficit and lead the Wolver-
ines to a 14-13 win.
The Jug was still Michigan's,
but people began to wonder when
this team would crack under the
strain of a suicide schedule. "M"
had come close to defeat-but the
record was stilly clean.
Back to Michigan Stadium and
Iowa-Forest Evashevski was after
his first win against his Alma
Mater. The.Iowa coach had tasted
two bitter 14-13 defeats against
his old school in the first 'two
years of his coaching the Hawk-
' Victory Saved
The Wolverines treated a Home-
coming throng to one of the most
thrilling games in Michigan his-
tory. After trailing Iowa by a 14-
0 count at half-time, and by 21-
13 in the third quarter, Michigan
exploded for three quick touch-
downs for a 33-21 victory.
Kramer, back in action, and
Maentz were superb in the second-
half victory drive. Evashevski was
crestfallen after seeing a sure win
escape from his grasp. He would
have to wait another year - at
Thus the Wolverines had won its
first six contests. They were lead-
ing the Big Ten heap, and were
still near the top of the weekly'
collegiate ratings. Illinois was
And then it happened. Michi
gan's victory bubble burst quickly
at Champaign, and most of the
poking was done by a fleet half-
back named Bobby Mitchell.
Shades of Grange
Mitchell, a second-stringer un-
til he faced Michigan, gave the
fllini fans a performance remin-
iscent of Red Grange's memorable
rampage against Michigan many'
years ago. He was all over the
field, running through the baf-
feled Wolverine line almost at will.
Michigan now had to win both
of its remaining games, "and both
of them were to be in the friendly.
if somewhat large, surroundings
of Michigan Stadium.
Getting back on their collective
feet, the fired-up Wolverines
smashed Indiana, 30-0. The Hoos-
iers were badly outclassed in this
late autum affair. Michigan got
the "easy one" out of the way;
the "big one" was the following
week, against the Buckeyes .
.. and we all know what hap-
pened that day.
VDING A DREAM-Howard "Hopalong" Cassady (arrow) adds six of Ohio State's points in
e game that kept Michigan from the Rose Bowl last November 19.
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