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Monday, October 11, 1954 THE BATTLE C R E E K EN Q U I R E R A N D NEWS 11 Lions Snap Rani 66 - Game Record with 2 1-3 Victory lnvaders'5-Year 'Quarterback Backfield' Credited for MSC Win ENQUIRER a sin NEWS TD Mark Is Halted Great Defensive Play Sparks Detroit Win I STANDINGS (Br Uw Aaeodated F.-ees) FMtw Cmmlrtrmtm V I. T Pet. TP Philadelphia 3 0 0 1.000 S7 Pittsburgh .... 2 10 ,M7 80 New York .... 2 1 0 .ST 10 Cleveland 110 .400 41 Ch!o(o Carda.0 3 0 .000 33 Washington ... 0, 3 0 .000 35 WHIrn W Prt. 1.000 1.000 Ml Ma .333 .000 TP 60 84 ei 75 29 0 Detroit 2 San Francisco. 3 Chicago Basra. 3 Jjom Angeles 1 Baltimore .... 1 Green Bay 0 MIMw Besatta Philadelphia 24. Pittsburgh 22. Saasaajr Mf aalli New Tork 1. Washlncton '21. San Franelsco 23. Green Bay IT. Detroit 21. Los Angeles 3. Chicago Bears 28, Baltimore t. Cleveland 31, Chicago Cardinals T. OP 48 61 SI 31 107 129 OP 26 48 60 45 90 At THIS WEEK'S BTREDULB Hatardar Night Baltlmora at Detroit. Bandar Philadelphia at Washington. Sao Francisco at Chicago Bears. Los Angeles vs. Green Bay at lraukee. Cleveland at Pittsburgh. Chicago Cardinals at New Tork. VII (By the Associated Press) Sixty-six football teams tried to bold the Los Angeles Rams with' out a touchdown. Sixty-six teams tailed. But that was before yesterday. The Detroit Lions, perhaps the Xinest defensive team in pro foot ball, stopped the .Rams' super STATISTICS Las Aagefce) Detroit First downs 20 21 Rushing yardaga ...... 61 250 Passing yardage ...... 297 124 Passes attempted ..... 42 16 Passes completed -. 18 9 Passes Intercepted by 2 .4 Punts ... 2 5 Punting average ...... M.5 62 Fumbles lost ...... 1 1 Tarda penalized 65 S3 powered attack without a touch down and carved out a 21-3 vie- tory before 56,523 fans in Briggs Stadium. The only points the Rams could muster were achieved on a 31- yard field goal by Les Richter, who missed two others later in the game. Ends 5-Year Record It was the first time since 1949 that Los Angeles was held with i out a touchdown a span of 67 games. The Rams were blanked 14-0 by Philadelphia in the 1949 championship game. The Lions, who had U days to prepare for the game, held Los Angeles to only 69 yarns rusning. Norman Van Brockiin, Ram quar terback. completed 16 of 37 passes for 256 yards but it mostly was conceded midfield yardage. "I can't understand it," mut tr red Ram Coach Hamp Poole after the game. "Our team was up" to play the champions but the Lions were just too mucn ior us. They are a great defensive team." Tom Dubllnskl. Carl Karilivacz and Lew Carpenter scored for the Lions, who recorded their second straight victory to remain in a first-place tie with San Francisco In the Western Division. Carpenter Sparks Drive Dubllnskl, who played the entire first half In place of Bobby Lane, engineered a touchdown the first time the Lions had tne Dan. Mixing his plays in baffling style. Dubllnskl directed the Lions 83 yards in 12 plays ana ciimaxea the drive himself by driving across from the one. Carpenter was the backbone of the attack, running 8. 10. 15. 6 and 5 yards. Los Angeles took the following kickoff and, with Van Brockiin completing three passes for 58 yards, drove to Detroit's 28. The Lions' defense grew firm and held. The Rams settled for Richter's field goal. Scores on Lateral They were finished after that. The Lions made it 14-3 in the third period when rookie Bill Stits picked off one of Van Brocklin's passes on the Rams' 34. He ran to the 30 and lateralled to Carl Karilivacz, who went the rest of the way. There were only 24 seconds left when Carpenter broke off left tackle and cruised 60 yards for Detroit's final touchdown. Doak Walker kicked his third extra point, sealing a convincing victory for the champions. It was a satisfying victory, too, for the Rams were the only team to defeat the Lions last year and they did it twice. Tittle Rescues 49ers While the Lions were making like champions, the only other unbeaten team in tne western Division had a tough time staying that wav. The 49ers found inenv selves seven points down in the final Deriod at Green Bay bunaay, but with the help of Y. A. Tittle, who came off the bench with his broken hand, caught fire for a 23- 17 victory. Elsewhere Sunday the Chicago Bears defeated Baltimore 28-9, Cleveland beat the Chicago Cardinals 31-7 and New York ran wild against Washington 51-21. Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh vk-a Saturday nieht. Tittle, injured In the Rams' came, rushed in against tne roc ers and 11 plays later the 49ers were only one point bacx. Again at work. Tittle tossed a 53-yard pass that carried to the 16 and five plays later he himself pushed over from the 2 for the deciding TD. Giant Passes Effective New York never had as much success aginst the Redskins as it had Sunday. It was the highest point total ever run up by the Giants against Washington in 17 years and it was the passing : Q LS . .o x O 0 o-. fA "asassnsssnassaaansssssssnsnssssssnsnssesaaenanssBsnasssssssssssnasasaasnsssssssna 2ewJ RAMS LUCKY TO RECOVER OWN FUMBLE Just as guard Joe Schmidt (center) of the Detroit Lions was about to grab a Los Angeles' Rams fumble in the first quarter at Detroit Sunday he lost his balance. Flying Into the picture at right is guard Les Richter of the Rams who gathered in' the pigskin (lower photo) as Rams tackle Charles Toogood (70) pounced on Schmidt. The play was on the Los Angeles six-yard line. Detroit won, 21-3. Now a Big Ten Threat Wolverines Lick Chops Over Iowa Win ANN ARBOR W The sat isfaction was so extraordinary at Michigan today that It could almost be tasted. It was still being heard, plenti fully. One football victory the sen sational 14-13 comeback triumph over Iowa Saturday was the cause of aU this. At no time In recent years has a Michigan win meant quite so much as this one in which Bennie Oosterbann's eleven, a strict shortender, refused to give up and turned threatened doom to a great success. Big Surprise The dopesters were still knock ing their heads together over the big surprise. Further, Michigan's restoration combo of Charlie Conerly and Bob Schnelker that did it. Schnelker grabbed eight passes for 136 yards, including three touchdown tosses from Conerly. The Bears never were behind against Baltimore, the team which a week before had surprised the Giants behind the brilliant running of Buddy Young. But the Bears collared Buddy for a mere 16 yards. That defense, plus a blocked punt and an intercepted pass that set up two touchdowns, told the story. George Blanda's two touchdown passes were Just added Chicago attractions. Cleveland's Otto Graham was back -at his old stand against the Cardinals, hitting on every one of his first 10 passes good for three first half touchdowns. In games this weekend Phila delphia, which stands with Detroit and San Francisco as the only unbeaten teams in the league, plays at Washington while trying to pad its Eastern Division lead; the 49ers stay on in the midwest to play the Bears, Los Angeles plays Green Bay at Milwaukee, Cleveland is at Pittsburgh and the Cardinals visit New York. All are Sunday games. to prestige put the Wolverines in an entirely unexpected position of now being a Big Ten threat up and down the line. Up to Saturday, they had been figured as nothing better than also rans. Seen As Favorites In view of Northwestern's 26-7 trimming from Minnesota, the Wolverines should be the favorites, if anything, for this one. That would have been doubtful except for what the Wolverines did to ex-Wolverine Forest Eva- shevski's highly rated Hawkeyes. in addition, the Wolverines may be in better shape for Northwestern. They came out of the tough Iowa battle undamaged. aiso, naiiback Tony Branoff and fullback Lou Baldacci may be ready for play. Neither was in action against Iowa. Wolverine fans meantime were reliving the story of the big one over Iowa. How two Michigan fumbles gave Iowa two touchdowns and 13 points in the first eight minutes of play and how Michigan gamely came back to score two of its own and 14 points in the same first period and keep control all the rest of the way with a smashing, driving ground game and preserve its thin lead to the final gun. Among the fieldful of stars was sophomore quarterback Jim Mad-dock who engineered the 58-yard drive for the first Michigan touchdown and tossed a 28-yard pass to Ron fffamer for the second one. Kramer kicked both the points. Dave Hill plunged three yards for the first touchdown, making up for his fumble that led to one of Iowa's. EAST LANSING Of) "Our quarterbacks came through at every position," said Coach Duffy Daugherty. This was his explana tion of Michigan State's 21-14 comeback victory over Indiana Saturday. A dramatic reshuffling of the backfield, mostly forced by the crippling leg injury to LeRoy Bolden, finally produced the win ning - offensive combination for the Spartans. Earl Morrall and Sophomore Pat Wilson of Lapeer alternated at quarterback. Johnny Matsock of Detroit and Sophomore Clarence Peaks of Flint, both former quarterbacks, teamed at right and left half. Jerry Flanutis and Vic Pos- tula were at fullback. 88 Collegiate Elevens Hold Clear -Marks . NEW YORK (U.R) Eighty-eight college football teams, rang ing from Peru (Neb.) State to such powers as Oklahoma of the Big Seven and the Big Ten's Wisconsin, Ohio State and Minnesota, take perfect records into this week's drills, a United Press sur vey showed today. Peru tops the list of undefeated- untied teams with five victories. The little powerhouse has a 26- vlctory string extending over a three-year period. Oklahoma, the nations top team, has a 3-0 1954 record and a string of 12 triumphs extending into 1953. Cincinnati, with a 4-0 record this season, also has won 12 In a row. The 12-game strings are the longest victory streaks currently boasted among the, 18 major undefeated-untied schools. Wichita, Colorado, UCLA, Mis sissippi and Montana State are the other major teams with 4-0 records in 1954. Boston University Minnesota, Ohio State, Arkansas, Princeton, Wisconsin, Boston College, Yale, Colgate and Penn State have 3-0 marks. West Virginia, the other perfect record major power, has won two games. Wichita tops the perfect record teams in scoring with 177 points while allowing its four opponents a total of 33. Local Gridders for College Play 11 s Saturday- Two former local high school grid stars saw action in major college football games Saturday. Lou Loncaric, former star at St. Philip High played center for quite a few minutes in the fourth quarter for Notre Dame Saturday as the Irish were beating Pittsburgh, 33-0. In the East, Fred (Rusty) Melges, former lineman on Cen tral High teams, saw considerable action as a tackle as his Princeton team was handing Pennsyl vania a 13 to J setback. Peak? started the Spartans off in the first quarter when he took a 10-yard pass from Morrall, shook off two tacklers who appeared to have him trapped and went 60 yards to score. Indiana counted with two touchdowns in the second period. One-on a quarterback sneak by Florian Helinski and the other on a 60-yard touchdown run by John Bartkiewicz to lead 14-7 at the half. Time Rons Out MSC was within two yards of scoring before the half ended but time ran out before the Spartans could get across the goal line. Matsock ran a 75-yard punt return along the sidelines to even the. score. Wilson scored from the one-yard line for the final touchdown after a 40-yard drive was given a big assist by a 15-yard penalty against Indiana. Although he had to watch the action from the bench, Bolden was presented with the game ball by his teammates. Won for Bolden "He's won a lot of games for us," said Daugherty, "so the team figured they wanted to win this one for Bolden." v .Daugherty, enjoying his first taste of victory as a head coach, bubbled with enthusiasm over the performances . of Matsock, Peaks and Wilson. "When we have Bolden back in again, alternating with Matsock we should have quite a backfield," he said. "We should be at full strength for Notre Dame this week." Little World Series Won by Louisville SYRACUSE, N.Y. Iff) The Louisville Colonels today faced the pleasant task of dividing up $17,365 the winners' 60 ner cent share of the Little World Series player pool. Louisville, the American Association playoff winners, wrapped up the series Saturday night by defeating Syracuse 4-2 for the Colonels' fourth victory in six games. Syracuse will split up the losers' purse of $11,943, or 40 per cent or tne player pool. Syracuse won the International League playoffs after whipping Havana in a playoff for fourth place. t Louisville now has been in 10 Little World Series, more than any other club in the American Association or International League. The Colonels have won four series and lost six, while Syracuse has been whipped four times in four tries in the series. it S I A I I r lj v x i i v -ay Sporting News Choices Willie Mays, Bob Avila Named Players of Year ST. LOUIS VP) Willie Mays of the world champion New York Giants and Bobby Avila of the American League champion Cleveland Indians, 1954 batting leaders, yesterday were named top players in their leagues by the Sporting News. The national baseball newspaper also named Giant pitcher Johnny Antonelli and Bob Lemon of the Indians as the No. 1 hurlers in their leagues. Avila Hard Pressed Mays, Antonelli and Lemon won the honors by wide margins in the Newspaper's poll of managers, players, umpires and sports writers but Avila wasn't far ahead of ' Larry Doby, Cleveland outfielder, and Yogi Berra, New York Yankee catcher. Ted Kluszewski, Cincinnati Red- Michigan scorks (By the Associated Press) Ohio Northern 23, Northern Michigan 7. Michigan 14. Iowa 13. Michigan State 21. Indiana 14. I Ferria 25. Michigan Tech 0. Michigan Normal 33, Eastern Illinois 0. r.reat Lakes 32. Central Michigan 2. Central Michigan JV 31, Grand Rapids JC 0. Albion 27. Adrian 13. Wayne 27. Washington (St. Louis) 0. lloDe 20. Alma 7. Western Michigan 20, Bowling Green 13. I Hillsdale 7. Kalamazoo 0. Blufrton 31. Olivet 2. LATE SATURDAY SCORES Boston U 55. Fordham 20. Muhlenberg 27. Lafayette 0. Kentucky 21. Auburn 14. North Carolina State 26, William and Mary 0. Florida State 52. Vlllanova 13. Clemson 14. Florida 7. Mount Union 27, Findlay IS. Toledo 7. John Carroll . Wilmington 26. Defiance 6. Akron 27. Otterbein 20. Ohio Northern 25, Northern Michigan 7. Wichita 22, Oklahoma A ft M 13. Cincinnati 30. Marquette 13. Heidelberg 26, Wittenberg 12. Michigan Normal 33, Kastern Illinois 0. Ferris 25. Michigan Tech 0. Illinois State Normal 14, Bcloit 7. Omaha 39. Bradley 0. North Texas 20, Hardin-Rlmmons 7. Houston 10, Texas A A M 7. Colorado 40, Arizona IS. Utah 12. Brigham Young 7. Wyoming 34. Chicago A A M 0. College of Pacific 13, Idaho 0. AVILA MAYS legs slugging first baseman, ran second to Mays. Robin Roberts of the Philadelphia Phillies got the nod as No. 2 hurler in the National League while Early Wynn of the Indians took second behind teammate Lemon. Mays and Antonelli were credited with contributing more than their share in boosting the Giants from fifth place in 1953 to the world championship this year. Their Seasonal Marks Willie hit .345, smashed 41 homers and drove in 110 runs. An-tonelli's 2.30 earned run average topped the league. He won 21 and lost 7. Avila hit 15 homers while compiling a .341 batting average and Lemon had a 23-7 record, giving him 20 or more victories for the sixth time in the past seven years. 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