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September 21, 1959

The Midwest

Midwesterners point with pride to tall corn and fine football

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SEPT. 26 Oklahoma (no game)
OCT. 3 at Iowa (20-26)
OCT. 10 Minnesota (7-3)
OCT. 17 at Michigan (55-24)
OCT. 24 at Notre Dame (no game)
OCT. 31 Indiana (no game)
NOV. 7 Wisconsin (13-17)
NOV. 14 at Michigan State (no game)
NOV. 21 at Illinois (20-27)

South Bend, Ind.
Colors: Blue and gold

THE DOPE: The Irish will do their fighting like pros this year. Their attack will be the Washington Redskins' favorite—the straight T with an unbalanced line—installed by ex-Redskin Coach Joe Kuharich and his NFL-trained aides. At the quarterback controls will be George Izo, big and far-throwing—the way the National Football League likes 'em. For his prime target he will have Monty Stickles. Izo will have two fast halfbacks—Pat Doyle and Bill Mack—to grab the handoffs. From this point the Irish dwindle to collegiate caliber and an unpromising shade of green. The tackle problem will be eased by installing Sophomore George Williams, but the fullback solution figures to be makeshift with Halfback Jim Crotty moving over. A rebuilding year similar to 1956 (2-8-0) but an easier schedule and three possible All-Americas (Stickles, Izo and Red Mack) may preserve a degree of satisfaction for old pro Joe Kuharich.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 6, lost 4, tied 0

SEPT. 26 North Carolina (34-24)
OCT. 3 at Purdue (22-29)
OCT. 10 at California (no game)
OCT. 17 at Michigan State (no game)
OCT. 24 Northwestern (no game)
OCT. 31 Navy (40-20)
NOV. 7 Georgia Tech (no game)
NOV. 14 at Pittsburgh (26-29)
NOV. 21 at Iowa (21-31)

Columbus, Ohio
Colors: Scarlet and gray

THE DOPE: The Buckeyes' bulldozing, barrel-house style will undergo a thinking man's change. For 13 years Coach Woody Hayes has abided by his own adage: "When you start getting fancy you start losing." Now the word out of Columbus is of zippy trick plays and pass patterns. Nonetheless, Hayes has all the material he needs to make Ohio's conservative old system go. Returning is bruising All-America Fullback Bob White, while up from the freshmen is Bob Ferguson, a 217-pound halfback with end-turning quickness. Complementing the backfield are little Jim Herbstreit, a rapid scatback, and Jerry Fields, a strong heavyweight quarterback who throws well. The line, anchored by All-America End Jim Houston, may lack the depth of previous years, but two freshmen, End Tom Perdue and Center Jene Watkins, are the big hopes. The Buckeyes are bound to be bold but no better than last year.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 6, lost 1, tied 2

SEPT. 26 Duke (no game)
OCT. 2 at Southern Calif., N (no game)
OCT. 10 Illinois (19-13)
OCT. 17 Purdue (14-14)
OCT. 24 at Wisconsin (7-7)
OCT. 31 Michigan State (no game)
NOV. 7 Indiana (49-8)
NOV. 14 Iowa (38-28)
NOV. 21 at Michigan (20-14)

Norman, Okla.
Colors: Crimson and cream

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