17 Nov 1958

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17 Nov 1958 - Reese Hero as Gophers End Long Losing Streak...
Reese Hero as Gophers End Long Losing Streak Grudge Battles Remain By JIM KLOBUCHAR year. Reese transferred to Minne- MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jim . Reese Reese struggled five years to sola under the impression the reach his personal summit. The'school was in desperate need dropped football in his freshman i deficit to 13-12 at the half but the Spartans drowned in their own mistakes in a flood of the second I wait for Minnesota's football team I wasn't as I that way, long. It just seemed The Gophers' booming 39-12 vic- Itory over Michigan State Saturday Saturday spared the school the catastrophe catastrophe of an all-losing season, BIO TEN STANDINGS W. L. T. ..5 I 0 Wlscotinln 4 1 1 Purdue 3 1 i - Olilo State 3 1 1 Indiana 3 2 0 Northu-eateni ..330 Illinois 3 3 0 Michigan 1 '4 1 Minnesota 1 S 0 Mich. State ....0 5 1 quarterbacks. of I half. Two of those were pass inter- He found Dick Larson and Bob- i ceptions by Reese, one of which by Cox ahead of him. After sitting halted State's last bid to go in minutes as a sophomore and oc- T ret. pts op .833 173 1M lifted Minnesota out of last place -nthe B, g Ten restored coot to: the start the cheeks of the Gopher athlet.c j with faif .750 104 ,700 68 .667 127 .600 41 .500 122 .500 90 .250 .167 .083 65 65 91 89 93 97 ! department— and made a hero, ini the purest Reese. sense, of quarterback games. • a fine day 84 152 75 93 37 96 But after Washington he fumbled „ , ,, . .. near the goal line with victory He and seven other seniors fin- w jthi n grasp ish their careers this week atj _, ' ... Wisconsin. I hree weeks a S° ne broke a out one season because of thejf ront; ' ate m the first half. Minne- transfer rule he played a few! 80 ' 8 intercepted four other passes and fell on four Michigan State fumbles. Pays Tribute to Seniors "I've never seen that kind of luck happen to any opposing team," Warmath said, "although casionally as a junior. a{ quarterback from this he , d effectiveness in most Pleasant, plodding Jim Reese proved a golden rule of football, that if you try hard enough and don't lose heart there'll be a day} of By JOE MOOSHIL Associated Press Sports Writer Northing remains but the sea son's final grudge battles in what!}" tne , sun for e * en a player has developed as one of the most j 1 ™ t ™ u ^"^ unusual football races in the Big Ten's long and unpredictable foot- b ne hi sur r p;ising campaign found ^ 1 ^™*™?T™^\ his right hand. Trainers looked finished for the Three bone in said he season. But with five minutes gone Saturday Saturday the New Yorker was in the lineup, his right hand taped. The Coach Murray Warmath, Reese i and the rest of the Gopher players were the first to admit that State's 'hand was still sore and bothered him on passes. Reese directed the team without jflaw on its second touchdown ! game the walkaway it became. march despite the pain in right hand and delivered his the » ,,.,.., . Iowa's dark horse Hawkeyes win „„„„ ana aeuverea me ning the title with two weeks re-j Yet Reese was usually around c]utch gain _ not on]y of the drive , ° give luck a push or to give it but erh _ maining to play. Iowa then turned, but perhaps the game _by running around and lost to dethroned the right kind of welcome. If thej a fourth . down play for eight yards champion Ohio State. This elimi-1 Gophers deserved some breaks after their long run of trouble— 10 games worth—Reese had a day like Saturday coming to him just as deservedly. Five years ago he enrolled at game last year only to fall into I Fordham and launched his career nated Iowa's chances for a possible possible national championship, Indiana Wins 3 Northwestern rose to ranking heights after failing to win a a so-so category after losing to under a Purdue. Michigan State, a pre-season favorite to win the championship, failed to win a Big Ten game. Indiana came through with three • triumphs in a row-the first time it has accomplished such a feat since 1947—by scoring a total of 20 points. And mighty Michigan, once the byword of national football strength, suffered the worst season in its illustrious career. Saturday, Ohio State gave up its title but not before knocking off Iowa, 38-28. Purdue, which might be the top team in the nation except except for a tie with Ohio State and a fumbling loss to Wisconsin, unlucky star. Fordham to a first down on the 3. He looked the part of a sharp and tricky runner on the play. He isn't. In fact he is one of the slowest running running quarterbacks in the country. Roger Hagberg bucked for a touchdown two plays later and Minnesota led 13-0. State cut the things about as bad have happen ed to us, I guess. "Our seniors were never better. And I want to say again that I've never been associated with a more valiant or resolute group, or any one which has had more heart or character than this group He was speaking of Reese, Bob Soltis, Capt. Mike Svendsen, Ev Gerths, Perry Gehring, Norm Sixta, Sixta, Jerry ler. Wallin and Jerry Shet- 8-AUSTIN (Minn.) HERALD Monday, Nov. 17, 1958 Cage Tickets Now on Sale Basketball fans who held But he also saluted younger players like Roger Hagberg, Bill Kauth, Jim Rogers, Tom Brown and others. "The pendulum may be swinging swinging back to us," he said. "We look to the freshman team to give us some help for next season." A low pass from center was the first falling domino for Michigan State. Score In 9 Plays Starting from the MSU 28 Minnesota Minnesota scored in nine plays, Larry Johnson counting from the one Hagberg went over from the three later in the first half before Herb Adderley and Mike Panitch scored for State after long marches. State bungling set up two fast Gopher third period touchdowns Robbins getting one from the three and Kauth the other from the 12. Then Arlie Bomstad scored from the one and Johnson passed to Dick Larson for the mopup score in the fourth period. Standup Style Keeps Ameche COACHING quintet Anderson, AREA By ELKTON, experience basketball, look The Conference starters back all are close a fact Coach Ralph second season Elkton. Mark WASHINGTON try to move record fall So spoke land Brown's his team had ton Redskins

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  1. The Austin Daily Herald,
  2. 17 Nov 1958, Mon,
  3. Page 8

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