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Ducks Buck Broncs Tomorrow
Sat in Section 0, Row L, Seat 19 on the fringe of Corvallis’
J»ell field and alternated between various degrees of nausea
and fury while Oregon State’s Beavers all but massacred Babe
jlforrell’s UCLA Bruins to the delight of 10,000 wildly en
thralled homecoming fans. The feeling of fury was goaded into
Outward manifestation — teeth grinding, fist clenching, un
•nuffled goddamns, etc.—by some divine oracle one seat behind,
whose eyes jiggled behind a pair of horn-rimmed spectacles,
flu* bridge of which burrowed itself into an exaggerated beak
that protruded from a bloated face.
This gent could call the plays each team was going to
pull with startling irregularity and could have told the
quarterbacks on each outfit that No. XXX would have
have gained more yardage than No. XYZ, which wound up
with some back merely nudging through for a few yards
or being splashed behind the line of scrimmage. To aggra
vate the situation, our commentator croaked with more
gusto and raspness than a frustrated bullfrog.
Nausea, which caused the oozing out of cold sweat, was
egged on by the unhappy realization that Oregon had to play
Oregon State . . . and of all times, during Oregon’s Home
coming. I seriously considered hoarding some “pin” money
to invest in a quart or so of that “soote” stuff, “nailed” of
course, which the freshman’s boogeyman, Geoffrey Chaucer,
is bathing “everv vevne in.'
Beavers Were Colossal
The Beaver team, beg pardon, teams that Lon St in or poured
into the assault on UCLA were about five touchdowns better
than the Oregon team that listlessly watched Washington
State’s Cougars splash by and at least one touchdown ahead
of the Web foot gang that thrashed California’s Bears three
Nothing seemed to go flagrantly wrong with the Beaver
attack as it rolled up 20 first downs and hacked off 347
total yards on offense in huge hunks. OSC had plays and
players to execute them. Of particular interest to us and
to the utter dismay of the Bruins, were two plays the
Beavers threw at UCLA with marked success—variations
of a running pass to either side and a reverse . . . not in
the least spectacular, but nonetheless potent.
Left Halfback Bob Dotliman would streak to the right behind
thunderous interference then would leap up and wing the
oval to the right end, who had sprinted down a few yards and
veered sharply right. If the play went in the opposite direction,
Right Halfback Don Durden would be on the business end
of the toss. The Bruin defense woidd frequently nail the re
ceiver soon after ho (had grabbed the pass, but couldn’t seem
to frustrate the deal before connections were made. Net result,
the Beavers would make about 7 or 8 yards at a cracks.
More Oregon State Stuff
Tlu* reverse was just a simple maneuver launched from single
>ving to the right or left! The ball would shoot to the tail back,
who'd step forward, pivot, shuffle it to the wing baelc coming
across, enabling the latter to slash off the weak side. Simple,
.yes, but the thing generated loads of power somewhere, for
time and again Durden knifed through on that very play
for brilliant advances.
Then to spice their attack with a dash of variety, the
Orangemen would send “Bull” Shelton, who last year
gave John Warren’s frosh headaches, both literally and
figuratively, or a fellow with a very unimposing name
but better than Shelton last Saturday—Joe Day—ramming
through the heart of the Bruin line like two pile drivers
out of control. Fullbacks, every pound, both of them are.
Day, who gives one the illusion of a Daschund hound every
time he tucks that ball under and churns forward with
menacing speed, runs so low one would think he had scars
on his belly. He can squirm out of tacklers’ grasps with
amazing agility, however, and keep his feet in this seem
ingly awkward hunched-over position.
Durden doesn’t stay in one place too long either as many a
Drain discovered after lunging at the elusive Beaver, only to
struggle up spitting grass and foul language in self-condemna
tion . . . which all makes us very much unhappy, and which
means that Coach “Tex” Oliver’s green giants will have to
rear back from their two successive setbacks with a vengeance,
improve against Santa Clara tomorrow and against Washing
Ion November 111’, if they even entertain thoughts of eventually
crushing Oregon State on November 29.
SANTA CLARA vs. OREGON
Multnomah Field, Tuesday, November 11
Oregon Position Santa Clara
Crish .185.LER.200.. Bradfield
Elliot .212.LTR.200. Beggs
Rhea .220.LGR.205. Simmons
Wilson.228. C ..204. .. Santucci
Segale .205.RGL.205.. Thornton
Ashcom ... 212.RTL.200. Braun
Iverson .. .205. Q .200.Forrest
Roblin .185.... LH.170.. Casanega
Mecham ...185.RH.185 . Peterson
Newquist .190.. F .190.Visalli
Mecham vs. Casanega Feud
To Feature Portland Battle
Another weekend of grid doin’s on the Pacific coast has gone by
the boards and University of Oregon’s Duck found itself roosting
safely in a three-way tie with Southern California and California for
fifth berth in the Pacific Coast conference standings.
While busily preening itself for a set-to with Santa Clara’s Broncos,
the Oregon team found itself gently elevated into the fifth notch,
one place higher than last week- -—
end, when they lost to Washing
ton State. This leaves them tied
with the only two teams in the
league that they have beaten.
The determined Webfoots have
one more day of practice left—
and this day of practice will
bring to a head all of the plans
that the Oregon brain trust has
been able to formulate. Oregon
practices this week and last have
been the firiest exhibitions that
the Ducks have shown. This could
mean that they have hauled
themselves out of the slump that
haggled them for two weeks.
An extra day of drill was
slipped in by Oliver and his co
horts Saturday. The practice that
was held Saturday was just of
the light drill type, with no scrim
maging—today’s practice will fol
low the same general lines.
Oregon will leave for Portland
sometime Tuesday morning by
train, Csach Tex Oliver re
vealed last night. They will
probably depart sometime
around 9 o’clock.
Broncos Lost Two
Santa Clara, for whom the
Webfoots have been so diligently
practicing, has lost two ball
games this year. Oklahoma did it
to them early in the season and
just one week ago Stanford
lopped the ears off the Broncos.
Oregon in the meanwhile has
been losing to UCLA, Washing
ton State, and Stanford.
High hopes for good weather
for the game took a slight club
bing when the weather man
predicted light showers for to
day. If it should rain it will
undoubtedly put a crimp in the
offensive efforts of both teams.
Santa Clara’s ace, Ken C'ase
naga, has taken a back seat to
no man on the coast this sea
son in the way of passing and
he is exoected to furnish the
competition for Oregon’s Curt
Mecham's southpaw flips have
kept Oregon in more than one
ball game this season and Coach
Tex Oliver is probably figuring
on him for a large portion of the
Webfoot offense — if it doesn’t
Dr. Adolph YVeinzirl, M.D. ’25,
city health officer in Portland the
past four years, resigned Septem
ber 1 to become professor at the
University of Oregon medical
Boss man Oliver who, with his
flock of Ducks, heads north
Tuesday to meet the Broncos.
“A” League, Wednesday
Phi Delts vs. Zeta hall.
Fijis vs. Sigma hall.
Theta Chis vs. Canard club.
Omega hall vs. SAMs.
DUs vs. Kirkwood.
Sherry Ross vs. SPEs.
Stanfords Bowl Dreams
Soar; Huskies Hang On
With the scent of rose petals
still hanging heavy in the air, the
favored football teams on the
coast came through as expected
in Saturday’s grid get-togethers.
Down Palo Alto way where the
T lives and where the Bowl
dreams are the brightest, Clark
Shaughnessy’s Stanford Indians
continued their march to the Pa
cific Coast football’s top rung
with a convincing enough 13 to 0
win over the hapless Trojans
from Southern California.
The potent Red machine
struck early in the game, shov
ing over both their scores in
the first quarter. They hit the
scoring column the first time
on a rambling 69-yard run by
right half, Eric Armstrong.
All-American Albert missed the
conversion but the Red ma
chine was hight back with an
Bob Robertson fumbled on his
own 38-yard marker and a series
cf passes and runs placed the ball
Pacific Coast Conference
W L T Pet.
Stanford .4 1 0 .800
Oregon State .3 2 0 .600
Washington .3 2 0 .600
Wash. State .3 3 0 .500
Oregon .2 3 0 .400
California .2 3 0 .400
USC .2 3 0 .400
UCLA .2 4 0 .333
cn the USC one-yard line from
where Milt Vucinich smashed it
OSC Dumps Bruiq
Over Corvallis way, the big Or
angemen of Lon Stiner shoved a
helpless UCLA Bruin all over
Bell fieid to ring up a 19 to 0 win.
Led by Don Durdon, southpaw
passer and fleet-footed runner,
and the line smashing duo of
Joe Gray and Choc Shelton, the
Staters struck early in the game
and were never threatened.
Midway into the third quar
ter Stiner started pulling his
first stringers and the second
and third stringers held the
Uclans well in hand.
Washington held their flicker
ing bowl dreams alight at Berke
ley with a 13 to 6 win over Cali
fornia. The Huskies went to the
fore with an early touchdown and
extra point ci iy to see California
move to witi: in. a point on a
fourth-quaiter tally—they missed
on the conversion. Washington
added the unnecessary clincher
on a 66-yard march near the last
of the game.
After loafing through a score
less first half, the Washington
State Cougars exploded with a
touchdown flurry in the second
half to wash out the Idaho ram be
dazzle by a top-heavy 26 to 0
Their f ist touchdown came
right at the first of the second
half when the ball rolled free
in. the Idaho end zone. With tii*)^
lid off the scoring Bob Ken
nedy, Wasij’iigtun State full
back, took over the scoring
duties and danced across the
final white marker three times
in the last half.
Other coast games: Wh’lman
college, though outgained every
where, took a 7 to 6 decision from
College of Idaho; Gonzaga
downed Eastern Washington >" to
0. and Nevada dinged San Jose by.
a narrow 20 to 19 score.