30 Sept 1957
Lead Ten — Michigan State's by many to win football title, jumped trouncing Indian in conference game and Michigan challenge. overpowered In- Gophers Flash Wide Variety of Weapons rolled ov " Utah ^innesoU humbled Purdue"'lost the first of eight Ten games for the factor alone cuts chances for a cham- at Michigan at Michigan while hopes to pick up its at Washington. Oregon Pacific Coast's defending is at Northwestern Notre Dame hopes to its second victim. Colgate is at Illinois, invades Wisconsin at Marquette. 46-7, and Michigan California, 16-6. Win Easy on its own scoring a 60-6 triumph over Ohio State, 1111- and Purdue was upset by Texas to 12-0, Northwestern Stanford, 26-6, and Illinois Friday night opener lopsided scores Iowa, Michigan State it is difficult to team's strength the strength of received a fair test at but failed to a two touchdown in view of Stanford's victories Northwestern and put up by Southern some of the teams Coast were underrated. might receive a California in a nationally game Saturday. however, were beaten State, 13-7. State, which also takes City. Minnesota in the week's only By .TIM KLOBUCHAR MINNEAPOLIS UB—Minnesota came out of its smashing 46-7 victory over Washington with some new wrinkles to toss against Big Ten rivals who were already worried about the old ones. While Saturday'* walkaway before a record Memorial Stadium opening day crowd of 63,512 didn't constitute any real proving ground, the Gophers revealed a diversity of weapons rarely shown by a team accustomed to unadorned power. They figure to get a sterner trial against Purdue here Saturday in the first of eight straight Big Ten games Minnesota will play. But the Gophers were freshly fortified today with the verdict that sophomore speedster Willie Martin will be ready for Purdue. Against Washington, the Gophers gave new dimensions to their split- T attack by combining inside power with halfback pass plays, widespread use of the end sweep and a general eagerness to gamble for big gainers. As it turned out, nothing they did was much of a gamble. Wash- C* 5igilS W) — Fred Hutchinson, the St. Louis fourth place into pennant conten will pilot thi 1958. new one-year contract weren>t disclosed *>«» year was thought and he is believed a $5,000 raise. satisfied," he THEY STAND \\][f & % '.sos 20 76 76 .500 21 W. L. Pet. G.B. ........ 98 56 ,63« — 90 yr. .584 8 32 72 .532 16 ington damaged Itself early wttk fumbles and collapsed In the second half under the weight of superior Minnesota manpower. Washington, seemingly feared to stop the Gophers' quarterback option play, openly Invited Minnesota to hit at the flanks and hit through the air. Quarterbacks Bobby Cox and Dick Larson shaped their attack that way and Washington never made any important adjustment. Allowing for the apparent weakness of the Huskies, the Gophers had these things to cheer about: Halfback Bob Schultz' return to his sophomore form after an Inand-out season last year. The toughness of a line which limited Washington to 80 yards on the ground and cleared the way for a stable of Gopher backs who pounded out 390 yards overland. The emergence of Bob Blakley and Dick Borstad as one of the school's finest fullback duos sinet the title days. Indications that tackle Mike Wright, center Jerry Shetler and others might soon be ready to t1v« the team reserve strength running beyond the first two platoons. Heavy on Passing Schultz, Blakley and Borstad were the ringleaders In the Gopher ground game. Cox and Larson, whose option play last year had to fill the bill most of the time, didn't have to do much running against Washington. O They got in their heaviest Heks through the air, Larson connecting on four of six passes and Cox on four of eight. The Gophers' total yardage of 532 was one of the most powerful offensive showings in Minnesota history. Cox and Schulta got them ffomf early in the first quarter after Washington's Jim Jones fumbled. Cox found Jon Jelacic with a 10- yard pass for the touchdown. Dav* Lidblom raced over from 15 yards out seconds before the end of tht quarter. And Larson hit Ken Schults with a three-yard pass in the seoond quarter for a 21-0 Minnesota lead. Washington got one back on the opening play of the second half when ones ripped fll yards to score on the kickoff. Injuries are Minor Washington had nothing left gan will manage the Cleveland In-! from then on. Borstad scored from BOBBY BRAGAN Bragan New Indian Pilot CLEVELAND tfl — Bobby Bra- dians in 1958. General Manager Hank Greenberg announced Sunday night that the 39-year-old Bragan, who was fired as manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates last Aug. 3, will succeed Kerby Farrell. six yards out later in the quarter and Blakley followed up on bunts of four and five yards before third string quarterback Jim Reese got the last touchdown on a two yard buck. The only injuries on the Minnesota side were relatively minor Bragan will be signed for one . year, but nobody said how much and are not ex P ected to keep any- he will be paid. Farrell got about $25,000. Farrell said Greenberg told him his one-year contract would not be renewed as they drove into Cleveland from the airport. They had flown home from Chicago, where a last-game victory over the White Sox left the Tribe in sixth place body out of the Purdue game. Bob Rasmussen, senior guard, sprained an ankle and may have to take it easy through most of the week.