We still can’t figure out why Washington State didn't score against Oregon last Saturday in Pullman. That fast, crushing, Cougar ground game smashed through and around Oregon’s strong front wall for 247 yards net. Bob Kennedy and Jay Stoves were packing that—what’s that? You say WSC did score and that the final was 7 to 0 for the Palouse boys. Okay, the score was./ to 0 as far as the records were con cerned, but we 11 bet our precious pant's cuffs that WSC tffin’t score. A seat in the press box is a pretty good place from which to see a ball game. And while we'll admit that the officials are the bosses on the field, we know darn well our eyesight isn't so far gone that we can t tell a touchdown when we see it. The Disputed Touchdown ’1 he play in question started from the Duck one-vard marker. Kennedy powered the play between tackle and guard on the right stde of the line. Kennedy was hit before he reached the line and was stumbling. As he neared—mind you, I said neared, the goal line the ball squirmed from his hands and tumbled to the ground where Floyd Rhea recovered it. We choked in the middle of a huge sigh when we saw the official’s hands go up in the air indicating a touch down. And we still don’t see how the darn thing could be called a touchdown. Rhea, after the game, insisted he was standing in front of the goal line when he grabbed the ball, so Kennedy couldn’t have been over the goal line when he fumbled. Naturally, if he had been, the decision ^vould have been correct, as to score a touchdown the ball “merely has to be pushed over the goal and after that noth ing matters. We hope motion pictures were taken of the game. We don't begrudge the Cougars the game, queerly enough, because they were by far the better team on the field, but to have the victory go their way in a disputed manner is hard to take. And as for the Oregon player, who kicked the ball out in the track which encircles Rogers field when it was placed for the try for point (a peeved Duck did give the ball a thump), well, we'd have done the same thing. Swallowing Our Own Words It's funny more sports writers don't have stomach trouble. The words we have to swallow after getting them in print are hard to swallow. Just last week we made some caustic re marks about Tommy Roblin’s punting. So what does he do? Eighty-seven yards. That's the longest boot in the nation to date. And a beaut it was. The line of scrimmage was the Duck two and that ball traveled to the Cougar .38 in the air ■||J bounced the rest of the way on the ground. Sixty yards in the air is a tremendous boot. Roblin did have the wind at his back, however. As for the Cougar backfield, they have a wonderful combo of speed and power in Kennedy and Jay Stoves. Roblin summed it up nicely when he said Kennedy could go through a brick wall. The middle of the Oregon line may not be a brick wall but even so Kennedy plowed a bunch of huge holes through it. And how those Cougars do send blockers out in front on their runs outside tackle or on end sweeps. On lots of the sweeps there were four and five blockers leading the plays. Even if the end or line backers did pile up the interference, bowling over four men gave the ball carrier time to pick up too many yards. Kennedy the Best, Says Hollingbery Talking with Babe Hollingbery after the game, and what a gent he is, he summed up all the praise of Kennedy in a few W4'A\ chosen words. “If there’s a better fullback than Kennedy ii«he nation I’d like to see him.” ,So would we. Babe. Babe attributed the buckling of the Oregon line—or call it too much Cougar, if you like—to disorganization. While Babe has respect for the Oregon team he voiced the opinion so often heard: they haven’t got backs. Even so. Babe, and most of the WSC players, had a healthy re spect for Roblin. * And Babe has no dreams of Rose Bowl for his team. He pointed out that in his starting lineup he has onlv five vet eians. Babe put it this way: \\ e re out to have some fun and win some ball games. Right now we’re not thinking about Rose Bowl games.” Kick Suseoff wasn't quite the picture of strength Saturday that he was last year. He left the game midway with a boot b> the tummy that knocked his wind out and didn’t plav a h^P'of hall after that. This lad Kennedy isn't all power in his legs, incident ally, either. One night when out with his girl, while inno cently holding hands, he broke her little finger. No won der he goes through brick walls. Cardinals Win World Series; Dump Yanks in Final, 4-2 Ninth Inning Rally Cracks Yank’s String “Rags to Riches,” ami they made it. A drive that started in August when the St. Louis Cardinals were 10 f2 games behind the high flying Dodgers was climaxed yes terday when the Red Birds, be hind their flashy rookie Johnny Beazley, clipped the Yanks, 4 to 2 and brought the championship bunting back to float above Sportsman field. The Birds did the seemingly impossible; after dropping the first game they came back to dunk the not so terrible Yanks in four straight, a feat never ac complished' at the expense of the Yanks for a decade of baseball. Big Ninth Inning It was a big ninth inning for the Cards that brought the crown back to St. Louis. The score was tied, 2 up. Walker Cooper walked to open the inning. Then Whitey Kurowski, rookie third baseman, hoisted a long home run into the bleachers to post the winning run. The Yanks weren t through yet. Joe Gordon singled, Jimmy Brown booted Bill Dickey’s grounder and the men weye safe on first and second. An intended bunt by Priddy went wrong and Gordon was caught off second, and the Yank rally fizzled and died. Beazlev, pitching his last ma jor game for the duration, had the Bronx bombers well in hand after Phil Rizzut smashed his first pitch out of the park. Huffing Tried for Eighth Red Ruffing, trying for his eighth series win pitched great ball but couldn’t quite cope with the red hot ex-Gas House gang. Ruffing went into the fourth inn ing holding tightly to the one run lead posted by Rizzuto. Then Edus Slaughter evened it up with a homer of his own. The Yanks moved ahead in the fourth when Red Rolfe bunted safely and went to sec ond when Beazley threw wild ly at first. He moved to third on Roy Cullinbine’s fly out, and scored on Joe DiMaggio’s sin gle. Undismayed, the Cards tied it up again in the sixth when Terry Moore singled', went to third on Slaughter's single and then scored when Walter Cooper hit a long fly to center. Beazley, in a here’s role in his first series was tough all the way. He walked one man, gave up seven well scattered hits and struck out one. Ruffing issued one walk, struck out two, and gave up nine hits. Ninth Inning (Continued from page four) The freshmen will scrimmage with the varsity Wednesday, probably using the Washington style of defense and offense, and Cornell explained that he planned on ginding out plenty at that time as to who is possible first string cr variety material, and who are just out for the glory or the credit. Segale worked with the line men on the tackling and block ing dummies before the entire squad was put together to run through the new plays. Heavers bhow Power; Continue Bowl March\ jj Kouna two is over in i ciciiic coast football and the remaining experts have crawled in the wastepaper basket behind the copy desk. Coast play wasn’t crowded with upsets this week as it was last, but a sprinkling of surprises made it mighty confuz in’. Beavers Bowl Bound Oregon State seems to like the Varsity Takes 'Day Off’; Ashcom Out The Webfoot varsity got a “day off’’ on Monday, as Head Coach John Warren worked long and hard with the reserves try ing to find capable replacements for ne?;>, Saturday’s traditional Portland game with the Univer sity of Washington Huskies. It was lack of reserve strength that caused the Duck forward wall to resemble a sieve against the Cougars—specifically at cen ter and left tackle where the po sition was only one deep. Dick Ashcom, senior tackle, will be out for several weeks with a se rious cartilage injury and Cen ter Steve Bodner suffered severe injuries around the face that may keep him from the Washington game. Ducks Down The Webfoots were down men tally for the Cougar game. The terrific heartbreaking loss of the week before to the Pre-flighters had sapped the Ducks’ spirit and John Warren stated that he was going to have to re-build morale all over again. “Honest John” said there were several rays of hope in the depressing loss to the Cou gars. One was the fine per formance of Sophomore Bill Davis in the fullback post, and to the return of Tom Oxman and Scotty Deeds to action. Both have been unable to play due to injuries. It appears that Jim Shephard will have to continue his 60-min ute performance at the left end position. Pete Torchia failed to make up his incomplete and will be out for the rest of the season. Russ Nowling also played the en tire game against WSC. Warren worked with the of fense as the reserves drilled past dark. He said the offensive blocking was slowly improving but still had a long way to go. Ray Blatchley, sophomore con verted tackle, saw plenty of ac tion at Pullman and may be in for a varsity spot if he continues his steady improvement. Wash. Slate Oregon State Washington use .. Stanford . Idaho . California .... Oregon . Montana . UCLA . W L T Pet. -2 0 0 1.000 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 1 .000 0 0 1 .000 0 1 0 .000 0 10 .000 0 10 .000 .0 10 .000 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 .000 trip to the Rose Bowl and they proved it Saturday when they rolled hot and cold, but mighty hot in the last few seconds to beat the University of California, 13 to 8. Trailing 6 to 8 in the waning minutes the Beavers broke loose, and with Everett Smith hurting southpaw tosses, crossed the goal with a mere nine seconds to go. Washington and Southern Cal spent 60 minutes playing hard football up at^eattfe and at the end had no^hiig to show as the tussle ended up in a scoreless tie. St. Mary’s Strong St. Mary’s Pre-flighters had a nice trip down to Los Angeles and' in the afternoon beat the Uclans 18 to 7, Led. by gents like1 Vic Bottari and Frankie Albert, the Cadets ran up an 18 to 0 halftime lead and then waited for the final gun. Stanford stumbled for the second time in as many weeks in Kezar stadium at San Fran cisco when two well thrown passes by Alyn Beals, Santa Clara back, beat the Cards 14 to 6. A passing attack by the Indians in the late minutes net ted one tally hut the Cards couldn’t muster the punch to tie it up. At Pullman a hungry Cougar ripped at the Ducks with sharp claws all afternoon, pushed the weary Webfoots all over the field, and then had to be satis fied with winning the game 7 to 0 on a disputed touchdown. A quick kick by Jay Stoves late in the second quarter and a good punt minutes later set the cougars up on the Oregon 27. Stoves and Bob Kennedy ad vanced the ball to the Duck one from where Kennedy plunged for the questionable touchdown. Intramurals Today ! :00 Field one. Phi Gamma Delta vs. Theta Chi. Field two. Omega hall vs. Al pha Tau Omega. 1:45 Field one. Beta Theta Pi vs. Sigma Alpha Mu. Field two. Sigma hall vs. Sig ma Phi Epsilon. Laboratories of the University )f Pittsburgh are being utilized lor teaching of industrial X-ray technique to defense workers.