Illinois, Ohio, Iowa Now Tied; Gophers Sixth
National his if release man- ILLINOIS, OHIO, IOWA NOW TIED; GOPHERS SIXTH Six-Game Schedule Gives Buckeyes Their Big Advantage only Ohio State. Illinois . . . . Iowa Michigan .. Wisconsin., Minnesota Indiana ... Purdue ... Northwestern 0 and dive Wisconsin enabled Northwestern; Notre IN mat- Games this week: Iowa at Minnesota; W i s c o n s i Northwestern; Illinois vs. Ohio State at Cievelar.d; Michigan at Notre Dame; Purdue at Michigan State; Kansas at Indiana; Great Lakes at Marquettc (Sunday). established the is showing venerable the LaRue of Indiana. the For the thj 15; H. By TOMMY DEVINE (United Press Staff Correspondent* CHICAGO--The Big Ten fcotbal! race became a complicated iset of "ifs" today. Iowa threw the race into ft wild scramble when it defeated Wisconsin 6 to 0 in Saturday's headline game. While the Hawkeyes were upsetting Wisconsin to remove the midwest's last representative from the list of the nation's unbeaten teams. Illinois' surprising outfit downed Northwestern 14 to 7 and Indiana eliminated Minnesota from the title race by grabbing a 7 decision. In other games involving mid- west teams, Michigan rolled over Harvard 35 to 7, Ohio State trounced Pittsburgh 59 to 19, Great Lakes hammered Purdue 42 to 0, Notre Dame trimmed Army 13 and the Iowa Naval Cadets won from Fort Knox 13 to 7. The victory of Iowa over W.s- consin dropped the Badgers from the undisputed conference lead into a tie for fourth place in the hectic race. Deadlocked for first place are Iowa, Illinois and Ohio State' Â· with identical records. of three triumphs and one loss. Tho "ifs" of the race concern schedule for the closing weeks of the season. Ohio State and Iowa each play six conference games, while the other three title contenders play only five. There's not a team in the title running that can win the crown by beating "soft touches" for the schedule isn't constructed that way. Michigan, 'or example, plays both Ohio State and Iowa, while Ohio State tangles with Illinois addition to the Wolverines. The only contender meeting teams out of the lace is Wisconsin, but its opponents, Northwestern and Minnesota, can't be regarded lightly. Iowa's jolting blow to Wisconsin's hopes for its first championship since 1912 was administered principally because the Hawkeyo line out-charged and out-fought the Badger forward wail. Iowa linemen repeatedly broke through to tackle Klroy Hirsch Pat Harder back of the line of scrimmage. What a thorough job the lowans did of stopping the great Wisconsin backs was indicated by the statistics. Hirsch. who had average 6.8 yards on 89 ball carrying attempts in the first seven games, could pick up only yards in 21 tries against Dr. Anderson's proteges. Harder was limited to 4S yards in 15 tries. The game's lone touchdown in the secc-.d period on a 23-yard pass from Tommy Farmer to Bill Burkett. Indiana scored on an eight pass from Billy Hillenbrand to Pete Pihos in the final three minutes of play to beat Minnesota and end the Gophers' hopes for third straight conference title. Elmer Engel, Illinois end, "stole" the ball from Halfback Nick and ran 4fi yards for what proved to be the winning touchdown against Northwestern. Earlier in i the season Illinois beat Minnesota when |by pulling the same stunt midst of Harvard and Pittsburgh along! matches for Michigan the tournament is his a were no and Ohio State. The gaincs merely provided Coaches Fritz Crisler and Paul Brown chances to give their reserves some experience. Great Lakes' winning margin over Turduc was higher than expected. Notre Dame's victory Army was the fifth in a row the Irish. The Iowa Cadets were unimpressive in their conquest (,!. 1 Fort Knox.