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Thoma, Harry (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 37, Number II (Nov. 1935)

Sheer, Harry
Losing streak continues,   pp. 40-41


Page 40


                                     l                   Streak Continues
                                                            4,Harry Sheer,'
'36
                                                       could offer, Berwanger
scored all of Chicago's points:
                                                       plunging over from
the one-foot line for the first
                                                       score in the second
period, and adding another touch-
                                                       down and a point in
the third, after Wisconsin had
                                                       forged ahead 7-6 for
the first time this year.
                                                         The battle of the
underdogs was marred through-
                                                      out with fumbles, unorthodox
signal-calling, and
                                   Emmett Mortell     slow moving minutes,
but. the Badger contingent's
                                       Halfback       ace representatives-Jankowski,
Golemgeske, and
                                                       little Johnny Wilson-brought
consolation in a sea
                                                       of sadness.
                                                         Chicago's first
marker came after one of the several
                                                       Badger misplays. Berwanger's
quick kick, which
T   HE barren wastes of Siberia are no drearier a     rolled to Wisconsin's
4-yard line, started the deluge
     place than Wisconsin's hapless football camp.    of Berwanger.   On
the first play-behind his own
     Today the Badgers are bivouacing in the Big      goal-Tommerson tried
a trick lateral to Wilson,
Ten grid cellar with no 1935 victory as a consoling    who fumbled, but knocked
it forward where it was
shelter, with no apparent hopes that either Purdue,    recovered by a Chicago
lineman inches from the final
Northwestern, or Minnesota will be conquered on        stripe. The Maroon
star went over on the first try,
the greensward after five straight and humiliating de-  but failed to convert.
feats at the hands, of South Dakota State, Marquette,    The game took on
a see-saw angle from then on,
Notre Dame, Michigan, and Chicago; and with no         until a Maroon fumble
gave the Badgers their chance
shelter, hopes, or victories Wisconsin faces the most  on the former's 1
6 in the third quarter. Jankowski
painful and miserable season in its football history.  tried the left end
on a sweep, fumbled, but cleared
  Exactly what is wrong with the Badgers is known     the way for John Fish,
who recovered and went to
by the initiated only. Overtly, they have manifested  the 9. On four successive
thrusts at his right tackle,
a late revival as to spirit and physical strength, but  Wilson went over,
following the burly Jankowski
the Saturday afternoon tests are replete with lethargy,  with a bullet-like
drive.  Jordan kicked the extra
innuendoes of "dumb" football, and a desperation       point.
which invariably leads to defeat and flickering expec-   But the Badger lead
was short-lived. Berwanger
tations of "maybe next time."                          took the
Wisconsin kickoff and traveled 78 yards
  While  still smarting
from   decisive  27 - 0
and 20 - 12 defeats via               "Bill" Parrott          
               "Jim" Wright
Notre Dame and Mich-                   Quarterback                      
        Guard
i g a n, respectively,
the Badgers fondly ca-
ressed the hope of spoil-
ing their unmarred series
of losses by a win over
their fellow sufferers of
cellaritis,  Chicago,  on
October 2 6. The day
opened dreary and clou-
dy, and before the- final
gun blasted Wisconsin to
a 13-7 beating, it was
plain that the weather
would never change the
Badger tempo. Wiscon-
sin  dropped   its fif th
straight to Jay Berwan-
ger, brilliant all-Amer-
ican Maroon back, who
never makes a mistake
and displays no weakness
or lack of stamina. Aided
by whatever his mates
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