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TUESDAY, 11OVEMER 19, 1957


TUESAYNOVMBER19,1957 TlE.vCHgnu b i.V

MSU Takes

Top Rating
In AP Poll
Aggies Dropped
To Fourth Spot
By The Associated Press
1Reflecting the results of last
Saturday, when Oklahoma's 47-
game winning streak came to an
end and the Texas Aggies and Iowa
also were wiped off football's un-
defeated list, Michigan State was
returned to the top of the college
ratings today by the ballots of 219
sports writers and broadcasters.
4. The the closest kind of a vote,
Michigan State's Spartans, beaten
once this season, edged out unde-
feated Auburn by just nine points
in the weekly Associated Press
poll. Auburn's great defensive team
actually got one more vote for first
place, 88-87, but on the point sys-
tern with ten points for each first
place ballot, nine for second, etc.,
down to" one for tenth, it was
Michigan State 1,851 and Auburn
The national championship now
apparently depends on how these
teams fare in their remaining
games. Michigan State has one
more, against Kansas State; Au-
burn has two, against Florida
State and Alabama.
Michigan State, on top early this
season before its defeat by Purdue,
climaxed its comeback by routing
Minnesota, 42-13. -
It was a thoroughly shaken-up
top ten that emerged after last
Saturday's surprises. Moving up
were Michigan State, from fourth
to first; Auburn, third to second;
Ohio State, sixth to third; Mis-
sissippi, eighth to fifth; Navy,
ninth to seventh, and Notre Dame
from nowhere to ninth. Iowa slid
from fifth to eighth while Army
clung to tenth place. Tennessee,
14-7 loser to Mississippi, dropped
out of the *top ten.

Reserves Show Spark
In Wolverine Conquest


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-Daily-wesley Kar
HERE WE COME-Michigan fullback Gene Sisinyak (35) leads
interference for halfback Mike Shatusky (14) against two Indiana
tacklers in last Saturday's contest. The Hoosiers are Tom McDon-
aId (25),and John Razmic (54).
Upsets Mark Grid Scene

What happened?
What could possibly have been
the reason for the top two teams
in the country to have tasted de-
feat? Mighty Oklahoma which had
a winning streak extending
through five seasons, and the ram-
bling Texas Aggies, the top ranked
team in the country, met with the
biggest upsets of the year.
One can sum up the Rice victory
over Texas A&M in three words-
Ryan, Hill, and defense. Frank
Ryan quarterbacked the team for
78 yards of the Rice touchdown
march, and King Hill did all the
scoring, including kicking the ex-
tra point:.
"Oklahoma is a great team and
must be considered as good as any
we played. "We just happened to
have one of our best days and I
don't believe anyone could have
beaten us." In these words Notre

Dame Coach Terry Brennan sums
up the reason for perhaps the most
startling finish to a winning streak
in the history of college football.
Sophomore fullback Nick Pietro-
sante reached national stardom, in
only 60 minutes of his life. Against
the mighty Sooners, he racked up
169 yards rushing, with many of
them coming during the Fighting
Irish's 80-yd. touchdown march
with four minutes left to go in the
The defensive giants of the
country, the Auburn Tigers, almost
met a defense which was equal to
theirs, in their game against Geor-
Auburn remains unbeaten, un-
tied, and score upon only thrice.
Fourth-ranged Michigan State
played their game last weekend
with a faint glimmer of hope in
their hearts for a Rose Bowl trip
to Pasadena. But with only four
minutes to go in the game, the
Spartan luck turned sour. It wasn't
anything that happened in their
game at Spartan Stadium, but
rather what was happening hun-
dreds of miles away at Columbus,
But as the crisp afternoon rolled
along to a finish, the crackling
voice on the loudspeaker was
heard, ". . . and here are some
more football scores, Ohio State
17, Iowa 13 . ..
It was third string fullback Bob
White who killed Spartan hopes by
leading the Buckeyes to the Con-
ference Championship, and to the
Rose Bowl. White did almost the
unheard of by carrying the ball on
seven of eight carries for 65 yards
in a 68-yard drive to the final,

Hidden in the statistics of last
Saturday's Michigan-Indiana game
are two items which should be very
heartening to Wolverine fans.
Namely, the ground-gaining of
Michigan's reserve left halfbacks,
junior Bob Ptacek and sophomore
Darrell Harper.
The two backs, who syibstituted
for Jim Pace while the Little Rock
speed merchant was taking much
deserved respites, gained 36 yards
in six carries.
Ptacek gained 15 yards on four
carries and passed to Brad Myers
for Michigan's fourth touchdown.
Harper picked up 21 yards in
two carries. The first being a scin-
tillating 19-yd. run deep in Indiana
Harper's run won for him special
tribute from head coach Bennie
Oosterbaan, who also praised his
overall alert play.
Midway through the fourth
quarter Harper got off the Wolver-
ine's only punt of the afternoon, a
33-yd. boot that rolled out of
bounds on the Indiana 14.
All of this proves that Michigan
should have little concern over
filling the illustrous left halfback
shoes of Pace next year. Sideline
observers have been especially im-
pressed with Harper(
It was almost ironical that the
two backs performed so well on,
what many considered, Pace's
greatest day. Their work there-
fore went almost unnoticed.
The statistics show that one
other junior; fullback Gene Sisin-
yak, deserves special mention.
Filling in for the injured John
Herrnstein and Jim Byers, Sisin-
W L T Pct.
Ohio State 6 0 0 1.000
Michigan State 5 1 0 .883
Iowa 4 1 1 .750
MICHIGAN 3 2 1 .583
Purdue 3 3 0 .500
Wisconsin 3 3 0 .500
Minnesota 3 4 0 .429
'Illinois 2 4, 0 .333
Indiana 0 5 0 .000
Northwestern 0 6 0 .000
To Pick eSars'
George Hopper, I-M field man-
ager, requests the presence of all
I-M officials who participated in
the touch football program this
fall at an officials meeting tonight
at 7:30 p.m. at the I-M Building.
At the meeting the officials will
select the All-Star teams for the
different football leagues.

yak rambled for 15 yards on four
carries. One of his carries came at
a crucial point in the Wolverine's
second touchdown drive.
With second down and ten on
Gr Id .Picks
Right Score
For the first time this fall, the
Grid Picks winner also had the
vision to predict the score of the
Michigan game.
Bob Sawyer of 5211 Scott House
managed to get through this week
of disaster -with only four mis-
takes to cop the two tickets to see
Elvis Presley in "Jailhouse Rock."
His score of 27-13 also came
true. Among our staff experts,
however, for the first time in the
fall, an expert beat the winning
entry. Last week Night Editor Dale
Cantor picked 17 right.
1. Ohio State at Michigan
(also score)
2. SMU at Baylor
3. Iowa State at Colorado
4. Dartmouth at Princeton
5.' North Carolina at Duke
6. Florida at Georgia Tech
7. Northwestern at Illinois
8. Purdue at Indiana
9. Iowa at Notre Dame
10. Missouri at Kansas
11. Kansas State at MSU
12. Tennessee at Kentucky
13. Wisconsin at Minnesota
14. Mississippi St. at Mississippi
15. North Carolina St. at S. Car.
16. Oregon State at Oregon
17. Penn State at Pittsburgh
18. Rice at TCU
19. Washington St at Washington
20. California at Stanford
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the Indiana 24-yd. line he shot
up the middle for nine yards to
the 15 setting the stage for Jim
Van Pelt's TD pass to Gary Prahst
following Mike Shatusky's slant
over left tackle to the eight.
At practice yesterday Ooster-
baan also singled out for praise
sophomore guard Mike Flllichio,
who in the coaches' words:
". ..showed a lot of fight and
The entire practice session was
spent in the confines of Yost Field
House. The team worked almost
entirely on defensive assignments
for the Ohio State game before
hearing the scouting report of the
Ohio State-Iowa game.

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Clothes are never any cleaner



Layne Stars in Detroit Win;
Three Share Division Lead


A three-way tie in the Western
Division and a close title chase in
the Eastern Division were the re-
sults of Sunday's games in the
National Football League.
Bobby Layne enjoyed a great
afternoon on the gridiron, as did
his teammates, the Detroit Lions.
Layne had his best day of the year,
completing 17 of 24 passes for 250
yards and a touchdown as the
Lions swamped the San Francisco
Forty Niners, 31-10, and gained a
share of first place with the Forty
Niners and Baltimore Colts.
Baltimore relied mainly on a,
very alert pass defense to down
the down-and-out Chicago Bears,
29-14. An alert secondary inter-
cepted five Chicago passes with
defensive halfback Milt Davis
snatching three for the Colts.
Cleveland lost ground in the
Eastern Division as the scrappy
Washington Redskins held them to
a 30-30 tie. The foot in football
was emphasized as Cleveland's old
reliable Lou Groza kicked three
field goals and a blocked conver-
sion attempt by Redskin Sam
Baker enabled the Browns to gar-
ner a tie.

But the New York Giants con-
tinued to press the Browns and
moved within half a game of the
front liners by downing the Phila-1
delphia Eagles, 13-0. Ben, Agajan-
ian's two field goals and a five-
yard touchdown sweep by Frank
Gifford were the only scores in the
The Los Angeles Rams may be-
come the surprise team in the NFL.
Starting very slowly this season,
the Rams moved to within one
game of the Western Division
Leaders by defeating the Green
Bay Packers, 31-27. Norm Van
Brocklin passed for two touch-
downs and Jon Arnett ran for an-
other in the Rams' second half
scoring spree.
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