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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 23, 1942)
Meet Orange Rooks
Tonight In Corvallis
By SI SIDESINGER
Tonight at 8 o’clock in Corvallis, on Bell field, Coaches Jim Carr
-of Oregon State and Anse Cornell of Oregon pull the wraps from
their freshman squads in the first of the “little civil wars” between
the two age-old rivals.
In the Oregon camp Coach Cornell lias his squad readj to go.
After a short drill under the lights on Hayward field last night to
accustom the boys to the glare of
the reflectors, Cornell was sat
isfied that his Ducklings were in
as good shape as they could be
considering the short time they
have had to prepare for the con
The squad is free of injuries
and in excellent spirit for the
knock-down-drag-out affair the
Oregon-Oregon State frosh games
usually turn out to be.
The Duckling starting lineup
has been picked and to the team's
followers it appears to be a wise
selection. At left end is Ralph
Sarnewolt, an excellent defensive
man. Wayne Terry, a 190-pound
mountain of muscle, will hold
flown the left tackle spot.
Next to Terry at left guard
is Bill Hanna, an ex-all star
from Grant high in Portland.
At the pivot .spot Is Russell
Hawk, who ranks with Barne
wolt on defense.
Starting on the right side of
(he line is Bill Murphy, right
guard. Next in line are two hus
ky boys who tip the scales near
the 200 mark and who played
;i lot of ball together at Jeffer
son in Portland. Don Stanton at
right tackle and Harold Ableson
right end, are the two lads and
it is a guarantee that both boys
will lot their presence be known
tonight when the kickoff begins
Porter Calls Signals
In the backfield are four boys
on whom a great deal depends,
.fim Porter at quarterback is a
hard-driving blocker who should
deliver the goods under pressure.
At left half is the outstanding
back of this season’s squad, Ben
ny Holcomb of The Dalles. Hol
comb not only has the ability in
running, blocking, passing and
kicking, but also calls the signals
for the team.
His running partner at right
Stories behind the pigskin
Stanford university’s football
coach, Marchie Schwartz gave
his Indians definite instructions
about the kind of score he want
ed them to register against the
Idaho Vandals last Saturday at
“Pour it on!” he told' the boys.
And they did just that, 54-7, and
every man on the Stanford squad
got into the ball game. You see,
Schwartz is rather leary of hav
ing his team hold the score down
when he thinks that they should
win a ball game in easy fashion.
Schwartz used to coach Creigh
ton university back in Omaha,
Nebraska. Several years ago
when C. U. was having one of
her good seasons, the squad came
to the last ball game of the sea
son unbeaten, facing a club they
were favored to lick by any mar
gin they so desired.
Befoie the ball game’s kick-off,
Schwartz learned that the enemy
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half, Bill Bodner, is making his
own name here with the frosh
without following his older broth
er Steve, varsity center. In the
fullback slot is Eugene Crouch,
a versatile runner and a hard
driving powerhouse when extra
yardage is needed.
At Oregon State the starting
lineup has not been made public.
This follows in the usual manner
of the State coaching staff. No
idea can be given of the strength,
of the Orange Babe but do not
sell the Baby Beavers short with
their 81-man squad.
BEAVER DEMISE . . .
. . . at hands of the “white hot” Santa Clara Broncos, 7 to 0, last
Saturday in Portland. Jesse Freitas, Bronc half, chalks up first
down on Orange 10, as Jce Day (52) and Lloyd Wickett (68) come
in for the stop.
Grid Winners? j
| Emerald Picks Em j
Although we admit that there
has never been a “fool proof*
system of football prognostica
tion, nevertheless sports experts
from the Emerald staff comes up
with the following winning se
lections for this Saturday’s Pa
cific coast gridiron clashes:
Idaho-Oregon: The WebfootJ
should take this one by a
OSC-WSC: The Cougars to
emerge victorious by six points,
Stanford-USC: Flip of the coin
gives the nod to Troy by a frog’3
Wash.-Cal.: The Huskies to
to score a one-touchdown mar
gin. Watch out for the improving
UCLA-Santa Clara: Toss-up,
Bruins get the nod. Don’t bet
your portable radio on this one.
In appreciation of a gift of land
for the Allegheny college campus
in 1820, the trustees purchased
a $15 Canton crepe dress for Mrs.
Samuel Lord, wTife of the donor,
during the coming year.
Ducks Taper Off, Wait
By BILL STRATTON
Oregon’s Webfoot gridders
completed workouts yesterday in
preparation for Francis X.
Schmidt and his colorful Idaho
The physical condition of the
Idaho aggregation is question
able after the 54 to 7 trouncing
they took last week at the hands
of Stanford, but the Oregons will
net start a lineup of veterans.
Furthermore, the Ducks have
n't started a line-up of veterans
this year. Injuries have been a
handicap to the Webfoots
throughout the season, but the
situation is anything but serious.
Ashcom In Question
The durability of Dick Ash
com's recently injured leg is
questionable, but he will be
counted on for plenty of action.
In the event that he cannot hold
cut, one-year letterman Merrit
Kufferman will undoubtedly con
tinue the sparkling perform
< VLIl'ORXI V GUARD GRABS TASS, Bl T GOLDEX BEARS LOSE . . .
, , , to I CL A in Berkeley Saturday, 21 to 0. John Dodds, Bear lineman, seized a pass from Cal Half
hack Gene rickett, and fought his xvay downfield si\ yards liefore Herb Wiener (left) spilled him.
Don Seaier (right), Bear tackle, runs interference.
ances he has given already this
Val Culwell hasn’t worked
out regularly since the Wash
ington game because of an in
jured wrist, but “Red Dog”
Bol) Davis has proven to be a
The rest of the Oregon line is
intact, however, and will be a
tough nut for the razzle-dazzle
Vandals to Crack. Nowling and
Shephard can be depended on to
cover the end positions, Ed Mo
shofsky will be booming in on
the opposite tackle from either
Ashcom or Kufferman.
“Scrappy” Rhea will be grind
ing the center of the opponent’s
line in one guard position as
usual—as well as booting extra
points. Steve Bodner can be de
pended on for a creditable per
formance at the center post.
The backfield will not be a vet
eran one, but plenty effective. If
“Rainbow” Roblin continues to
block like he did in the Wash
ington tussle, he will give his
mates plenty of protection, and
the Vandal ball carriers plenty of
trouble while he is backing up
At the left halfback spot will
be Bobby Reynolds. Reynolds is
only a sophomore, but he is truly
a triple-threat. He runs like a
bolt of chain lightning:, throw:!
an accurate, soft pass, and nets
plenty of yardage on his punts.
Another up and coming sopho
more who made his deblit in the
Washington game, Leroy Er
ickson, will be Reynolds’ alter
The right halfback spot will
be filled by Scotty Deeds, with
Kenny Oliphant as his alternate.
His speed will give the Vandals
plenty of trouble tomorrow af
uavis at full
Last, but far from least, is the
fullback, Bill Davis. The Grants
Pass powerhouse has proven to
be one of the outstanding sopho
more backs in the nation, and
will be doing his part to tear the
Idaho line to shreds.
Battering Bill doesn’t lock likej
the kind of a guy that would
have belligerent instincts, but
when he gets hold of the pigskin,
it takes a lot of tacklers to stop
him. He is expected to be a ma
jor threat against the Idaho
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