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GIL MORENO (71), rt: Roughest man in the lineup, he's big (226), fast and strong. Blocks hard, makes a lot of tackles.
JOHN HERMANN (83), le: Only average otherwise but a tremendous pass receiver. Very fast, tricky and can catch the ball.
ROMMIE LOUDD (82), re: No defensive giant, either, and may loaf at times, but a whale of an offensive end. Aggressive blocker, great receiver with speed.
DUFFY DAUGHERTY surprised even himself by ending up in a bowl game his second year as head coach. In 1954 Michigan State had a 3-6 record; this season the former Biggie Munn assistant lost only a single game.
EARL MORRALL, WALT KOWALCZYK, NORMAN MASTERS(see opposite page).
GERALD PLANUTIS (45), fb: Small (175) for a fullback but a solid, all-round football player. Sharp runner, good tackier.
CLARENCE PEAKS (26), lhb: Very fine offensive back; runs with speed and is an outstanding pass receiver. Only average blocker, sub par on defense.
GARY LOWE (20), fb: Bigger than Planutis at 190 and a good, versatile back. Also subs at half with Jerry Musetti (47).
JOE BADACZEWSKI (56), c: Shares job with John Matsko (49) and two are rated about equal. Both strong, Badaczewski better on offense, Matsko on defense.