28 Oct 1957
MICHIGAN'S SPEED SPARKS 24-7 VICTORY Pacelli con- nam- and deterred the the ti- share ] Ub " as " limit- sev- pnm- in un- for Big mark 6-0 S'nce five sin- full clash, Minnesota Hopes to Halt Nosedive Against Indiana By JIM KLOBUCHAB MINNEAPOLIS I/PI - Minnesota, the nation's third-ranked football team just two weeks ago, found itself in definite danger today of finishing the season under ,500. The Gophers' 24-7 loss to Michigan Michigan Saturday turned a quick ocre one. It is virtually the same descent that began with the Illinois Illinois game into a headlong dive. Minnesota's one schedule break of the season, matching it against undermanned Indiana in the Gopher Gopher homecoming Saturday, should halt the plunge. a good football team into a medi-l But coming up afterwards are Iowa, Michigan State and Wiscon-1 team that last year lost only one sin. In the present state of affairs game Minnesota, now 3-2 overall, would rate the underdog in each of those games. It was still a moot question today today whether the Gophers were rankly overrated in the early season season or whether they ran into a chain of circumstances that turned homecoming gnme, at- will a to place. by: Man-j Owa-1 title Elk- BI G TEI J vS L A T DI p?t S PU Op atliowa 3' o o' i.ooo 74 i-J sched-1 ? nl ° state ....3 o o i.ooo 93 20 Mtch. State 141.3 COX HELD TO SHORT GAIN — Minnesota quarterback Bobby Cox (12) held to two-yard gain on line plunge in first period against Michigan Saturday. Left tackle Jim Orwig (72), left guard Larry Paul (63) and fullback Jim Byers (33) gang up on Cox deep in Gopher territory. Michigan won game 24-7. (AP Photofax) 4 Teams in Running for Big 10 Grid Title the (5-0) with they which mark plays St. the will 4-4 cinched Catholic victor- j Wabasha. team Michigan Minnesota ...... 2 2 Wisconsin Illinois Purdue Indiana .........0 N'Western 0 .750 121 40 .667 64 56 81 51 .333 55 53 .333 51 57 .000 7 157 .000 20 81 .500 82 .333 43 By JOE MOOSHIL The Associated Press The Big Ten begins its separation separation process Saturday when Iowa's defending football champions tangle tangle with Michigan at Ann Arbor in a race which has only four teams remaining in the struggle for the title and Rose Bowl bid. Iowa, Michigan, Ohio State and Michigan State are still in the running running for laurels although the Hawkeyes are ineligible for the Rangers Spill Montreal, 4-1 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A triumverate of New York Rangers—Camille Henry, Danny Lewicki and Gump Worsley—has handed Montreal's Canadiens their first defeat in National Hockey League play. With Henry and Lewicki scoring two goals each and goalie Worsley turning aside 22 shots, the Rangers Rangers moved into second place last night with a 4-1 victory over the Canadiens. Montreal had won five, tied two. In the only other game played ,.^, o....™.. >,, ^^.... & Chicago goalie Glenn Hall shut out Villanova 14-7, and Purdue (1-2) his former Detroit teammates, New Year's Day trip to Pasadena. Iowa (3-0) slid past Northwestern Northwestern (0-3) Saturday 6-0 on a fluke pass play which went for a touchdown; touchdown; Michigan (2-1) bowled over Minnesota (2-2), 24-7; Don Sutherin's Sutherin's third quarter field goal gave Ohio State (3-0) a 16-13 victory over Wisconsin (1-2) and Michigan State (2-1) rallied to whip Illinois (1-2) 19-14, on a 36-yard touchdown run by Walt Kowalczyk. Indiana (0-3) scored Us first victory of the season by defeating We suddenly stopped tackling and blocking against Illinois and we didn't do anything right again mtil the second half of the Michi;an Michi;an game," said Coach Munay iVarmath. Injuries perhaps have cost the ophers more than Warmath pub- icly admits. There's no way of assessing, for example, how much stronger Minnesota would have jeen against Illinois and Michigan vith tackle Frank Youso in the ineup. The 250-pounder, ailing with flu, played only briefly against both. the few minutes he was in against Michigan he was one cf :he best linemen on the field. In both games, however, the Gophers ran into precisely the kind of offense that can kill a big, slow-moving team. Michigan, like Illinois, had loads of backfieltl speed and the passing to serve as a counterpoint. Alongside Michigan's backfield brigade, Minnesota's, except for 3illy Martin and Ken Bombardier, had the look of turtle slowness, It was the passing of Michigan's Jim Van Pelt and Stan Noskin that ' really demolished the Gophers. It opened them up for the line strikes of Jimmy Pace, Brad Myers and Jim Byers in the second quarter, and Michigan's 24 points at halftime halftime wrapped it up. Should Beat Indiana It was consoling for Minnesota but not ^specially significant that the Gophers dominated thereafter. Unless the team has completely soured, however, it should handle Indiana and then be ready to try for some avenging down the stretch. Indiana, which won its first game of the season against Villanova Villanova last week, has given up an average of 52 points a game in three Big Ten contests. A crowd of 64,680 at Memorial Stadium Saturday got its first inkling of Michigan striking force when the Wolverines drove 6'J yards early in the game before being stopped on the one. Noskin then shot a 37-yard touchdown pass to Dave Bowers a few minutes later. Michigan pounded 65 yards for its second touchdown, Van Pelt hitting Pace from 13 yards out for the score. Kicks Field Goal Van Pelt kicked a field goal from 20 yards out in the last couple of minutes of the second quarter, and when. Bobby Cox passed from the goal line in the Falstaff Team Wins Pin Test KANSAS CITY 1*1 — Falstaff of St. Louis won the National Men's, swamped Miami of Ohio 37-6, in a pair of nonconference games. Elsewhere in the Midwest, Notre Dame kept its slate clean with a 13-7 decision over Pitt and Texas Christian racked Marquette 26-7. Iowa has the task of whipping Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio State in succession if it wishes to keep the Big Ten crown at Iowa City. Michigan last year pasted Iowa with its only loss and the Wolverines certainly looked the part of "conquering heroes" against Minnesota in regaining possession of the Little Brown Jug. The Iowa-Michigan game will be 3-0. Early in the second period with the score tied 1-1 the Rangers' Henry, the smallest player on the ice at 150 pounds, notched his first goal of the game and the New Yorkers wer"e never headed. The Canadiens were one man short at the time. Dick Moore tallied for Montreal. Hall, playing his first game since coming to the Black Hawks in a multi-player trade last summer, summer, made 28 saves in snapping a string of 11 consecutive Chicago defeats on Detroit ice. Ron Murphy, Murphy, Nick Mickoski and Glen intercepted. Pace from the 20 two final, Bowers whisked over plays later. Quarterback Jim Reese, held out of the game until the third quarter because of a shoulder injury, injury, moved the Gopher offense effectively in the second half and scored the team's only touchdown from 'the two. The Gophers just missed another score and had two other milder threats going.