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THE POWER AND THE GLORY
Don Parker
October 21, 1957
While Michigan State showed Michigan why it is one of the two best college teams, a Notre Dame sophomore became Saturday's Hero by booting his team to a Hollywood victory over Army
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October 21, 1957

The Power And The Glory

While Michigan State showed Michigan why it is one of the two best college teams, a Notre Dame sophomore became Saturday's Hero by booting his team to a Hollywood victory over Army

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That was a point more than amply proved by Michigan State in its lopsided victory over Michigan. Coach Duffy Daugherty of MSU fielded a fine first team. It was quick. It was big and strong. It was resourceful when the still fresh forces of Michigan seemed about to contain it during the first half. It was intelligently run by Quarterback Jim Ninowski. It had a standout runner with tremendous speed and drive in Halfback Walt Kowalczyk, who might have looked even better if his teammates had not all been of such a very high standard themselves. But in the early part of the game, Michigan had moments when it seemed to have about the same qualities—plus an almost exactly similar version of the multiple offense.

The difference in the teams became apparent when the substitutes appeared. In the case of Michigan State the difference between the first and second—and even third—units was scarcely visible, particularly as Michigan began to wilt under such an overwhelming power in both numbers and ability. Nowhere else in college football except at Oklahoma does this same strength in depth exist.

CAMERAS, PLAYERS HIT THEIR STRIDE

ONE BY LAND: The athletes who execute the plays and the photographers who arrest them on film were in top form for football's fourth week. Here both cooperate to show the reader how touchdowns are made. Two vicious line blocks clear path for Iowa Halfback Bill Gravel (14) on 11-yard touchdown run against Indiana. The Iowa ends (88 and 89) and tackle (77) are moving down to take out the two halfbacks who are the only Hoosiers in position to stop the touchdown. Iowa won 47-7.

ONE BY AIR: Oklahoma (in white), a team that usually can spot a phony a mile away, got fooled this time. When Texas faked a run for the goal in the first quarter (bottom left of photo) it worked so well that Walt Fondron (24), Longhorn quarterback found two receivers in the clear. He tossed to End Monte Lee (86) for the game's first score. Oklahoma won 21-7.

SLIPPERY: Tailback Don Long of UCLA feints a tackier out of position with the kind of motion that inspired the term "swivel hips." On this one-yard TD dash Long outran Washington's Dave Enslow (65), scoring team's first score in 19-0 victory.

TRICKERY: Iowa State, in its 21-6 victory over Kansas, shows in this pass play the intricacies of balanced-line single wing. Guards (62 and 63) pull out, but instead of leading interference with blocking back (center) they protect passer, Dwight Nichols (16), who takes handoff from Tailback Terry Ingram (17). Ends and wingback (bottom) start down field to receive.

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