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Cornell Defeat Makes Varsity Danger-
ous Opponent for
Maulbetsch and Zeiger Play Strong
Defensive Game Against
"I'd rather face a good football team
that had just won a game than one
which had just suffered defeat," re-
marked Coach Fielding H. Yost a cou-
ple of weeks ago as Michigan was
preparing for Syracuse.
"Syracuse has just been licked, and
she's going to give us an awful bat-
tie," remarked the Michigan leader.
As results turned out, the coach was
This same thing is true at present
with reference to the Wolverines. If
Michigan had defeated Cornell, Penn-
sylvania would have more chance
against the Maize and Blue than she
has right now.
The Varsity learned Saturday that
you've got to do more than outplay a
team to win, and they're determined to
end the season with a victory. Every-
one on the squad is so mad at things
in general that even Harry Tuthill,
who asserts he could handle a group
of wild men, proceeds with caution and
one eye on the nearest exit.
The team is in first class condition,
and this is due to the most part to
Trainer Tuthill. Tuthill only went on
the field once during all the game Sat-
urday, and that was to help Maule
recover some breath upon which he
had relinquished claim after half the
Cornell team had clambered over his
frame in an effort to stop one of those
off-tackle smashes.
Sharpe probablyswon't start, and the
chances are that Sparks will open the
game at quarterback. He is rapidly
rounding into condition and should be
fit on Saturday. The squad pulled
through the Cornell game in excellent
shape considering the fact that they
met one of the two toughest opponents
that they face all season.
Coach Yost announced that Michi-
gan probably would not receive any
new plays this week. The offense
against Cornell worked in splendid
shape and the Ithacans were not able
to check the Wolverine advances.
Maulbetsch played one of his old time
smashing games at half, and he was
gaining ground all afternoon. The
Dutchman and Zeiger were the biggest
factors on offense, with' the honors
resting with Maulie. The captain
gained more ground when it was need-
ed than he has any time this season
and his showing was one of the most
encouraging features of the entire
game from a Michigan point of view.
Pennsylvania has had considerable
difficulty in securing backfield men this
year, but -their defense has been of
a stone wall character all season.
Whether this stone wall can check the
German Bullet is rather doubtful. Cor-
nell couldn't. Several times during
the game on the fourth down with a
yard or two needed, Zeiger entrusted
the ball to the Captain. Maulie made
good' on every occasion except one all
afternoon, and on this one trial liter-
ally the entire Cornell line drove in
front of the hole that the German was
trying to make.
Pat Smith played a nice defensive
game against the Bid Red team, back-

ing up the line in the same sure man-
ner that he has all season. Shiver-
ick's widely heralded end runs from
punt formation didn't fool, the Wolver-
ines a bit, and Fritzie didn't travel far
enough on these plays to get well un-
der motion.
Sparks. will be in shape to do the
punting on Saturday and this will
strengthen the teai considerably.
Sparks perhaps can't lift the ball as
far as Dunne in some instances, but

he is much more consistent. With
Sparks back at, punt. formation, the
Pennsylvanians won't know whether
he's going to pass, punt or run, and he
has the facility for doing a creditable
job at all of them. Michigan's pass-
ing Saturday was excellent, and Bull
Dunne made the finest catch that has
ever been seen on Cornell's new field
of one of Peach's throws.
Signal practice and a chalk talk oc-
cupied the squad for the afternoon
Line Smashing Game of '17 Team
Spoiled by Weather
Ability to pick passes out of fog and
darkness netted the freshmen of the
literary college two touchdowns and
enabled them to defeat the seniors of
the same department by a score of
12 to 0 yesterday afternoon. The game
was played on a cold, wet field and
neither team was able to use its usual
lines of football to any great advan-
tage. This disadvantage hurt the
seniors more than the younger organ-
ization, as most of their plays directed
at the line were made ineffective by
the prevailing weather conditions.
The freshmen gained the upper. hand
at the start when Hand grabbed a
pass and scored on the first play after
the kick off. The seniors came back
with a vengeance, but upon reaching
the freshman 15-yard line fumbled. The
first year men, relying for the most
part on end runs, were able to gain
more consistently than their older op-
ponents. The second score came in
the last half through an intercepted
Besides the work of the freshman
ends, Hand and Lowstuter, they .of the
remarkable vision, Kane and Marri-
field; deserve credit for the victory.
Grylls played in his usual good form
but was handicapped by forementioned
weather conditions. Joslyn and Muzzy
also played an all around good game
for the seniors.
The lineup: Seniors-Joslyn, I.e.;
Richardson, L.t.; Hopkinson, I.g.; Weis-
burg, c.; Preston, .g.; Muzzy, r.t.;
Burge, r.e.; Grylls, q.; Hardie, l.h.;
Talbot, r.h.; Adams, f.b.
Freshmen-Hand. i.e.; Hansen, I.t.;
Schmok, I.g.; Bornstein, c.; Gillespie,
r.g.; Fralick, r.t.; Lowstuter, r.e.;
Kerr, q.; Kane, l.h.; Marrifield, r.h.;
Campbell, f.b.

Yearlings Completely Outclassed in
But One Contest; Luck Turns
Tide in Others

Coach Yost's Idea of Saturday 's
Score, -Shiverick, 23; Michigan, 20


All-Fresh, 0; Ypsi Normal, 0.
All-Fresh, 7; M. A. C. Fresh,
All-Fresh, 21; Evanston Acad-
emy, 10.
All-Fresh, 0; Heidelberg, 24.
* * * * * * * * * * * *


Saturday saw the finish of the most
disastrous season a Michigan All-
Fresh team has ever experienced, if
games won and lost are the only cri-
terions to go by. One victory, two de-
feats, and a tie surely is not the most
impressive record in the world, but
it must be remembered that the year-
lings were outplayed in but one of
these games.
The youngsters were clearly rattled
when they stacked up against the Nor-
malities in the first game of the sea-
son. They had had little more than
a week's practice, they had scrim-
maged but three times before the
game, and were at least two weeks be-
hindtthe Teachers in point of develop-
ment. At that, they held their op-
ponents to, no score and would have
scored themselves had it not been for
a few bad breaks in the luck.
Two weeks later the M. A. C. fresh-
men put over one of the flukiest wins
ever perpetrated by the goddess of
luck. After losing every'break of the
afternoon, the yearlings had the long
end of a 7 to 6 score with a half-min-
ute of play left when an Aggie sub
intercepted a forward pass and raced
60 yards for touchdown, time expir-
ing while he ran. Impartial spectators
at the game declared that the Michi-
gan verdants were at least 20 points
better than their opponents.
At Chicago the freshmen played good
ball and won their game hands down.
The score probably would have been
much larger had the coach not turned
all of his substitutes into the game
late in the afternoon. It was not until
Saturday that the youngsters met a
team that really outclassed them. The
Heidelberg eleven was a strong one
and presented some of the best back-
field men seen on Ferry field this sea-
son. There was no fluke in their vic-
tory, they were at least three touch-
downs better than the yearlings.
The material this fall, while not
comparing with that offered by some
of the freshman teams of recent years,
was far from being poor. Hammels
and Cress at ends, Chapman at tackle,
Culver and Lambert at center,
Froemke at half, and Captain West at
full are men who give promise of de-
veloping into acceptable Varsity ma-
terial in time.
Elmer Cress, at end, outshined his
more experienced fellow flanker, Ham-
mels, in the season's work. His style
of play was not flashy but he could
always be found somewhere in the vi-
cinity of the ball. Hammels showed
very strongly at the beginning of the
season, but was handicapped later on
by an injury to his ankle which slowed
him up considerably. On his early per-
formances, however, he is entitled to
consideration in doping out next year's
Varsity team. Diekema, the substi-
tute flanker, was a green man who
was coming fast at the end of the sea-
Chapman and Earl Cress made a
steady pair of tackles. Chapman was
the faster and more aggressive of the
two and, although he is a little light
for the Varsity line, might make good
as a back of the smashing type.
The freshman guards, Fortune and
Blackmore, were heavy and full of
fight. Blackmore was the more con-
sistent. Booth is another guard who
has shown fairly well. Zapp is very
light for a lineman.
Culver at center was a disappoint-

Michigan played Cornell last Satur-
The game officially ended at 5
As a matter of fact, it should have
ended some 30 minutes before this un-
reasonable hour, but the officials were
so lax in their duties that everytime
anyone quoted a rule in an audible
tone, they grew panicky and tried to
interview everyone in Ithaca from the
little black bear who was staked out
on the north end of the field down to
Ambrosia, the porter in one of the
cars of the special.
But the delay wasn't Cornell's fault.
Michigan was defeated and she isn't
going to sob. We'll "smile and look
the other way."
Whatever inclination there may have
been to revert to the alibi is checked
by the memory of those pathetic and
plaintive wails that arose from Syra-
cuse after the Orangemen had crept
furtively back to their lair after that
awful and hideous 10-minute night-
mare that they suffered on Ferry field.
Cornell, 23; Michigan, 20.
This is the verdict and Michigan
recognizes it as such.
However, The Daily does feel that
the students deserve some apprecia-
tion of the excellent game that the
Wolverines put up. Let whatever is
said be prefaced by the remark that
Michigan was licked and she knows it
and isn't trying to crawl, but the team
played a wonderful game.
.4ichigan absolutely and undeniably
outplayed the Cornellians in every de-
partment of the game from line plung-
ing on down to the manner in which
the men had combed their hair when
they appeared upon the field-with
one exception. This was in kicking.

Shiverick booted three field goals
and the last two were from the 35
and 45-yard lines. One of his punts
traveled 75 yards in the air and they
were all going well towards 60. In
addition, they possessed uncanny rolls.
Towards, the conclusion of the affair,
Shiverick used to signal the athletic
association authorities when he was
going to kick and they hastily de-
spatched a messenger boy on a motor-
cycle with instructions to mail the
ball back immediately special delivery,
so that the contest could continue.
But Shiverick's kicking alone wasn't
enough to defeat the Wolverines. Other
unfortunate elements entered in that
were beyond the control of either team,
but Michigan isn't going to enumerate
them and then sit back and weep.
Francis Shiverick himself stated to
the writer after the game:
"You had a better team than we
This means considerable coming
from whom it does. Yost stated in
the train on the way to Ann Arbor
that the score ought to read: Michi-
gan, 20; Shiverick, 23.
Michigan. was walloped at Cornell,
but the students should realize that al-
though the Wolverines went down to
defeat, they gained more ground than
Cornell on rushes through the line,
gained more by forward passes, played
a better defensive game and offered
better interference for the backfield.
Cornell took our number, but before
Pennsylvania returns to Philadelphia
Berry and his cohorts are going to
realize that life on the Mexican bor-
der is just one long sweet song com-
pared to that on Ferry field.
Come on, you Quakers. We're all

Michigan Takes Honors in Rusi
Forward Passing, and Re-
turning Punts
Cornell has little to boast of
Saturday's game as far as the fig
go, except in two things-punting
he score. The Wolverines took ho
in rushing the ball, forward pass
kick offs, returning punts, were pe
ized less and fumbled the same n
her of times as Cornell.
Michigan made 22 first downs w
the so-called "Big Red" team
gathering 15, and rushed the ball
yards to 198 by Cornell. When "Fr
Shiverick got his toe into gear, h
ever, the pigskin knocked the bo
off the fence and advancing the lea
by rushing 'looked like a primi
method. The Cornell star booted
team into safety seven times for a
tal of 355 yards or an average o
yards each from the line of sc
mage. Considering the fact that S
erick stood about 17 yards back
the scrimmage line on his boots
average of the distance actually t
eled on his punts would amoun
about 68 yards each. Two of Shi
ick's kicks traveled 75 yards from
line of scrimmage, or about 92 y
each. Not all of the distance trave
by his punts were in the air, a
good bit of the distance resulted
the ball bouncing, rolling and hop'
over the ground after hitting t
Zeiger's head or off to one side.
Raymond had the edge on Shive
in kicking off, "Phil" booting the
from the mound seven timesdfor
average of a trifle over 50 yards e
One of Raymond's kicks went over
goal line while three boots were
yards each, the Cornell back recei
the ball on his own five-yard
Shiverick kicked off only four ti
for his team, two boots going 55 y
each, one 20 yards, and the othe
yards. Once "Fritz" kicked to
namesake, "Fritz" Rehor right u
the front line and the other tim
booted out of bounds just beyond
10-yard limit.
During the first half of the g
Michigan reeled off 14 first doy
gained 165 yards by rushing, made
60-yard punt, fumbled twice, capt
43 yards on one forward pass and
up 14 points with two touchdowns
their resulting goals. Michigan
ried punts back only 10 yards du
this period of the game. Cor
during the first two quarters, i
only five first downs, totaled 56 y
by rushing, punted five times f
total of 230 yards from the lin
scrimmage, tookyone five-yard pe
and fumbled but once. The sco
by Cornell during these two qua
amounted to two field goals by Sh
ick, one from the 20-yard line and
other from the 45-yard strip.
With the cards shuffled and the
reversed during the second half, 1\
igan made eight first downs, was
for downs three times, rushed the
70 yards, punted three times fo
20, 25 and 40 yards each, kicke
twice, once for 60 yards and the o
time for 50 yards, lost 25 yard
penalties, worked two forward pa
one for 43 yards and the other f
yards, made five incomplete p
while frantically trying to overc
Cornell's three-point margin, and
one pass intercepte'd. Michigan st

only once during the second ha
forward pass from Peach to Dunn(
ing for a touchdown.

"Is that Maulbetsch?"
Michigan press representatives were
asked the above question approxi-
mately 7,938 times last Saturday after-
Every time anyone on the Michigan
team made a tackle, caught a pass, or
gained two or three inches eastern
newspaper men demanded in excited
tones to know whether it was Maul-
As a matter of fact the Dutchman
put up one of the stellar exhibitions
of his career and he looms up prom-
inently again as an All-American pos-
sibility. Maulbetsch shot through that
Cornell line for three and four yard
gains so 'often that no one kept track
of them except the head linesmen. He
had to you know.
Maulbetsch .was gaining so muchl
ground and carrying the ball so often
that every time a Michigan back gained
some one in the press stand would yell,
"Is that Maulie?" It made no differ-
e'nce who it was. Zeig is about
Maulie's weight, or at least near
enough to justify a mistake, but how
anyone could see big ponderous Pat
Smith plough through center and then
ask whether it was Maulie was beyond
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ment in many ways, but. it is hoped
that he will find himself next year
and will develop into a star. He has
many things to learn but he is big
and heavy and fast, which qualities
are very good foundation for a foot-
ball player. Lambert, who was forced
by parental objection to drop the
game after the Ypsi contest, is prob-
ably the most promising man on the
entire team. He has everything a good
center needs and is almost certain to
make the team if he is able to play
next year.
In the backfield, Hitchcock at quar-
ter was not a wonder at advancing the
leather, but used his head well at the
pilot's position. Weadock, the second-
string signal-screecher, was a better
man at carrying the ball than Hitch-
cock, but was not as steady at the
Yroemke, at halfback, was the best
ground gainer on the team. He was
slippery and extremely fast and with
experience should develop into a good
back. Perrin, while not so strong on
offense as his partner in crime, played
a strong game on defense. His tack-
ling and blocking was very good. He
also did the punting for the team. Gin-
nebach, who was used as an added
starter in several games, has possi-
Captain Jack West, fullback, played
the most consistently good game of
any man on the team. He is a comer
in every sense of the word.
Yale Blames Defeat on Substitutes
New Haven, Nov. 13.-Tad Jones and
his associates in the teaching of foot-
ball at Yale are far from discouraged
over the defeat administered Satur-
day by Brown. They feel that the
eleven which bit the dust before the
Brown assault was just that good and
no better and declare facts show that
if the first string men had been able
to take part the Blue would be cele-
brating another victory.
The finest Floral Shop in the city
will open soon in the Nickels Arcade,
State Street. 3-tf

All Pasteboards Sold Out Yesterday
Afternoon; Attendance May
Reach 24,00
Yesterday they were stating at the
Athletic offices, that there were no
more seats on sale. That meant that
all those in the two side stands were
gone, totaling 13,200 in the south stand
and about 9,000 in the north bleachers
making a grand total of 22,200 gone
and that with five days left before the
whistle sets the east and the west into
mortal combat.
The seats in the stand to the west
of the gridiron will go on sale Wed-
nesday. According to the way in-
which students were clamoring for
pews yesterday all these will be taken.
That would increase the attendance to
23,200 and possibly over.
There was a wild rumor that the
baseball bleachers were to be trans-
ported to the east end of the field to
accommodate the crowd expected, but
as yet that project has not been tamed.
However, there will be a platform
erected at this extremity of the field to
provide room for those who don't mind
Student tickets will be mailed out to-
day. There are still about 40 seats
left in the block "M" section unsold.
All seats in the student secti6n not
called for by six o'clock tomorrow
night will be sold.
Fourteen special trains will be chart-
ered by Detroiters, Detroit alumni and
their friends. No one seems to know
how many will whistle from Philadel-
In view of the great game the team
put up against Cornell, there ought to
be hosts of hilarious alumni on Ferry
field Saturday ready to ruin the new
derby whenever Maulie mauls. They
are expecting quite a crowd of Pennsy



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