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Thoma, Harry C. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 38, Number II (Nov. 1936)

Sheer, Harry
The fightin' Badgers,   pp. 54-55


Page 55


November, 1936                                                          
                            55
Jankowski motif was not going                                           "Buzz"
Buivid took a lateral
to be "leit-motif" in 1936.                                   
         from Art Guepe, faded back and
  But the comforting element                                            whirled
a touchdown pass to the
was the element of drive and                                            same
Guepe.    "I-told-you-so's"
courage  which    the  Badgers                                          rocked
the stadium instead of the
evinced throughout the final two                                        usual
screams of touchdown ap-
periods of the game. Malesevich,                                        preciation.
A "Wisconsin threat
a high-stepping  and   bruising                                         at
Marquette's goal failed, and
youngster, slid off tackle for the                                      the
cries went up again. Wis-
second time in the third period,                                        consin's
first half attack looked
and plowed his way through five                                         futile,
 despite, its ambitious
tacklers for a convincing touch-                                        tempo.
down sprint of 34 yards. Oppo-                                          
  But the powerful Avalanche
sition be damned, the Badgers                                           had
been checked at six points in
were going to play football, de-                                        two
periods.   Partisans finally
spite the score.                                                        got
the fact through their one-
  Wisconsin's final count came                                          sided
prejudices and when the
late in the fourth period, when                                         third
period saw Buivid hurl an-
Sophomore    Tommy      Kurth,                                          other
pass to little Guepe for
nephew  of Notre Dame's All-                                            the
second touchdown following
American Joe Kurth, sprinted       Howard Weiss         Erv. Windward  a
few   tactical errors from  the
around his right end for a run of     Make it tough for opposition   Badger
forces, they knew  that
25 yards and a touchdown. Wis-                                          Marquette
was losing the zip, the
consin's place-kickers failed to convert for the fourth  certainty it entered
the game with.
consecutive time, but there were 24 points chalked    The fourth quarter
proved it.  Jankowski and
up -  the most since 1934.                            Howard Weiss, a sophomore
left halfback, took the
                                                      ball on alternate dashes
into the line and around the
           Wisconsin: 6; Marquette: 12                ends deep into Hilltop
territory. A beautifully man-
  For the first time in 1 3 yearsastaterival cameto euvered pass, Clarence
Tommerson to Roy Bellin,
Madison as favorites over the Badgers. The 33-0     rtoug ag he soe doswa
in t anst.     he    n
crash in 1 935 had warned Wisconsin that Marquette   uag
needed no 'breaks," no 'twelve men" to knock the      Twice the
Badgers threatened to tie the count.
                                                      Twice the Hilltoppers
drove their persistent rivals
Bali|dgmers off Wisonsi that sfenond  Drkcornsecthree times, andd
Badgers off for the second consecutive time.  Odds  back. Then the hair-raiser
brought the frenzied fans,
and ends were on the Hilltoppers. Wisconsin would
                                       be lcythodteAe dthe bench-warmers,
the press, and the coaches to their
30 points. Approximately 33,000 fans told a differ- tosThBagrhdwrkdoteMrqte15
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               The Hlltopersmincd noword wit theBad- faded back, picked out
a receiver in the end zone and
                 Fivemintesafte th opnin kic, Cpt.Ray heaved the pigskin
with unerring accuracy. A Hill-
gers. FiemntsatrteoeigkcCp.Ry                         topper, Art Guepe,
leaped high in the air on the goal
                                                      line, snagged the ball,
and tumbled to the five-yard
                                       stripe as the final gun blasted Wisconsin's
gamest game in what
                                       seemed to be centuries.
                                         The Stuhldreher tonic was taking
hold.
                                                          Wisconsin: 14;
Purdue: 35
                                         For the first time in the history
of the Big Ten two of the "cracker
                                       jacks" of the famous 1924 Notre
Dame "Four Horsemen-Seven
                                       Mules" eleven met as coaches
on the same gridiron. Stuhldreher and
                                       Noble Kizer. Purdue was hopped up
with power and a spiritual
                                       tribute to the two boys who crossed
the final stripe three weeks before
                                       -Tommy McGannon and Carl Dahlbeck.
The Badgers again had
                                       only their courage and will.
                                         Two line-splitting backs, Cecil
Isbell and John Drake, put the
                                       damper on Wisconsin that afternoon-Drake
scoring three times, and
                                       Isbell dashing through a horde of
tacklers for a 68-yard touchdown
                                       waltz. A hopeless situation to many,
but a chance to prove some-
                                       thing doubtful for the Badgers. They
clicked again in the second
                                       half, brought the count up to 22-14,
on smashes by Jankowski
                                       which ultimately led to two touchdowns.
                                         In desperation, Wisconsin opened
its off ensive attack wide, only
                                       to see the alert Boilermakers jerk
the threats into their own pockets
                                    -  for two more touchdowns in the final
period.
          Bronko Malesevich              Wisconsin showed itself to the die-hards
that day. It was going
     Scores first touchdown of 1936  to be a losing team only in connection
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