Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 06, 1942, Page 5, Image 5

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    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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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.