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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 25, 1942)
Oh, yes, about that little two touchdown margin which
we graciously dumped into the laps of our Darling Ducks a
few short hours before their demise at the malicious hands of
the clawing OSC Beaver. It was just a little off, wasn’t it?
Our career as a crystal ball swaimi. a star-reading sooth
sayer. and a prophetic prognosticator had a brief, dynamic
life, before dying a horrible and violent death by the grace
of some Orange-sweatered supermen. Hereafter, we shall
Jijpep our tattered and perforated paws out of that football
^pfab-bag. We'll leave that to the more daring.
As we of the Eugene sports slientel shift our glance
from the unsavory grid season, marked with six tomb
stones of defeat, basketball bounds into the headlines.
But, dear friends, lest we wander too far from the first
subject at hand, namely, football, let s g'ive a cjuick look-see
around the conference to determine just which grid coach can
keep his outfit together long enough to roll up to the pearly
gates of Rose Bowland.
Cougars, "King of the Mountain"
Seated, fat and saucy at the peak of the conference mole
hill, is a contented but far from pacifistic Washington State
Cougar. The grid gods have been kind to the Cougar gour
mand, have dished up delicacy after delicacy (eight of ’em
in fact). On the ground surrounding the chop-licking Cou
gar, lie the bones of seven victims, picked clean.
Only once did a mischievous god slip in some “cotton
candy" on the hungry Cougar, and that was in the form of a
j^ojan horse. But the Cougar, with a dash of “bicarb,” soon
Wrgot this mishap and resumed his former self-composure.
At this writing the Washington Staters are all but a
cinch to be invited to the Pasadena shenanigan. However,
before you WSC fans leap into your jallopy and fog' down to
the SP depot to reserve a RR ticket to spend New Years Day
in the Southern Cal grid citadel, one little matter is still
Saturday Babe Hollingbery rustles his little flock together,
and herds,.them across Washington state to the big Seattle
horseshoe. There the Cougars get the chance to prove their
worthiness to claim the coast title.
It's Been a Long Wait
Provided WSC can shade the bedraggled, moth-eaten Hus
ky, Cougar fans can celebrate in the highest style, the first
PCC pennaant to waft above the Pullman palace of learning
in many a moon.
If, however, (and that “IF” suddenly rises .up very
big) Washington should emulate David’s spanking of the
•gigantic Goliah, with a giant-killer-diller of its own, any
one of a number of combinations might be forthcoming.
Hot on the heels of the fleeing Cougar, grabbing wildly
at tire WSC coattails are two southern California bosom "bud
dies", El Trojan and Mr. Bruin. A Washington State slip-up
would mean that either SC or UCLA could slither in past the
prostrate Cougars, bound into the driver’s seat, and Ire away
in a cloud of dust.
UCLA-USC Fight Looms
Once again the process of elimination forces the issue in
its own inimitable way. For these two Los Angeles pigskin
troops bump heads in the big 100,000-man Coliseum Decem
ber 12. One outfit would have to lace the other as a tie would
merely put us back where we started.
The picture we’ve painted? It’s so muddled now that
we have no hopes of being able to distinguish it.
Stanford University, the hotbed of the bizarre, T-forma
tion. . . . etc., comes up with another dilly. Two weeks ago
ian Chief Sachem Marchmont Schwartz fished out one for
the books. When Oregon State played the Redmen down Palo
Alto direction Strategian Schwartz appointed four players as
Whew!! Four Captains!
The success of the move was tremendous. With four fitkl
leaders, plus the quarterback, plus a bevy of coaches, plus the
the grandstand signal-callers, all giving advice, the raucous
Tribe overwhelmed Lon Stiner & Co., 49 to 13.
Flattered by this coup, Marchmont ran amuck against
the Cal Golden Bears Saturday, having no less than seven
captains on the field!
Scribe Art Rosenbaum. Chronicle penman, welcomes the
termination of the season for Schwartz’ sake at least. Rosen
baum points out that Marchmont would have to pick at least
djfit or nine captains for the St. Mary’s Xavy game and
then the whole team for any other tilts. Chronicler Rosen
baum could forsee the Stanford mentor running completelv
out of eligible men for a single game’s captaincy if the sea
son wasn't in its dying gasps.
Oregon s Grid Season
Has Brilliant Flashes
By BILL STRATTON'
Oregon’s football season was
anything but a success, the team
winding up with two wins and
six losses. Both wins were with
in the conference. The pre-season
game against St. Mary's Naval
pre-flight was a non-conference
When the season started, ex
perts doped Oregon to rest in the
cellar. They didn't do quite that
bad. They came out ahead of
Idaho and Montana.
This was the first season John
Warren tutored the squad in the
capacity of head coach, and he
can easily mark it down in the
books as a headache.
The first thing which went
wrong was the St. Mary’s game.
Oregon was ahead going into the
last minute of the game, when
W'arren sent in Leroy Erickson
to punt on the third down. The
aviators took advantage of this,
and Bob DeLauer booted a beau
tiful 37 yard field goal with only
20 seconds left in the game that
gave the service team a 10 to 9
Warren took all the blame
for this defeat. He thought
there was a minute and 57
seconds left to play when he
sent Erickson in to punt in
stead of 57.
The St. Mary’s squad was rat
ed one of the strongest on the
coast, and the Ducks claimed a
moral victory. They were all set
for WSC the next week when the
next tragic episode began.
The game was played in Pull
man, and this one Oregon lost 7
to 0. Many who saw the game
said that Kennedy’s plunge for
HOY “TIPPY” DYER . . .
. . . threw his firuil block.
the lone tally was not across the
line, and that it was really a
scoreless tie. That was past,
however, and the Ducks were two
The next week came the Wash
ington clash in Portland. The
Ducks lost 15 to 7. Oregon boom
ed straight downfield to score in
the first quarter, and Roy Dyer
got hurt and the whole Webfoot
offense blew up, along with de
fense. Dyer's injury wasn’t fully
responsible for the loss, however.
Washington got hot, and proved
the best team after Oregon made
their lone tally. This was when
Tommy Roblin was moved from
left half to quarter.
After a week of rest with
three losses chalked against
them, John Warren made his
home debut as head coach be
Bob Kennedy Still Holds
Corner On Scoring Market
It’s the same old story: Bob
Kennedy still leads the PCC scor
ing- circus, and by a juicy mar
“Bounding Bob,’’ who does just
about everything that the WSC
Cougars ever do, even let up last
Saturday in his mad, headling
plunge toward' the scoring crown
to give the other kiddies on the
black a chance to chatch up.
Two Tied for Second
Randall “Buck” Fawcett, the
Stanford red-hued workhorse,
and Joe Day, dynamite-laden
OSC fullback, tried to close the
chasm-like gap between first and
second place last week. Both
both scored, but lacked the fol
low-through. Result: Indian Buck
and Beaver Joe share a two-way
runner-up tie, with 42 points,
Pi Phi Outfit
Sparked by Nancy Lewis’s ac
curate spiking, the Chi O vol
leyball team edged out a 39-34
victory over the Pi Phis in their
annual match Tuesday after
The Chi Os built up a strong
margin the first half to lead 21
12 at the half-time. In the sec
ond half the Pi Phis made a
strong bid, but the Chi Os ral
lied and maintained their lead.
Nancy Lewis starred for the
winners; Marge Cordon for the
VARSITY HOOP SCHEDULE
Nov. 27—Bruno Studios
Nov. 28—Vancouver Ramblers
Dec. 5—Portland Boilermakers
Dec. 12—104th Infantry
seme huge 27 digits below Ken
"Joltin’ Jim" Jurkovich, the
Cal’s paper mache half, retained
a fourth place grip with 39 coun
ters though he he drew a horse
collar on his home stamping
grounds against Stanford’s ram
G Td Ep Pts
Kennedy ..8 11 0 69
Fawcett, Stan .9 7 0 42
Day, OSC .9 7 0 42
Jurkovich .9 6 3 39
Snelling, UCLA .9 3 12 *33
McCardle, USC .7 4 1 25
Hardy, USC .... .7 4 1 25
Sheller, Stan .9 4 0 24
Solari, UCLA .8 4 0 24
* Field goal.
fore a local crowd when his
Ducks triumphed over Idaho to
the tune of 27 to 0.
The Vandals, with their tricky
offense, held the Ducks in the
first half, but Oregon came back
to completely swamp them in the
The next week, Oregon went
south, and shouldn't have ever
done it. It was the Cal game at
Berkeley, and the hapless Ducks
came limping home carrying a 20
to 7 defeat.
Tommy "No Line Can Stop
Me" Roblin transferred to his
third position in the backfield in
the last half of this trouncing, to
make Oregon’s only score prac
tically single handed. Bill Davis
was carried off the field with a
leg injury on the last play of the
first half, and Roblin moved to
He pounded the Bear line for
67 yards to score the only Web
foot touchdown, and turn in his
most sparkling performance of
UCLA was Rose Bowl bound.
They had a string of victories
behind them until they met
Oregon in the last home game
and homecoming for the Ducks.
The playing conditions were,
the worst possible. One California
date line read, "HAYWARD
BOG, Eugene, Oregon." Bob
Waterfield were held to one
touchdown and the Ducks with
Roblin and Reynolds doing the
honors, piled over two scores that
upset the high stepping Uclans.
Everyone was glad the Bruins
were dumped and hoped that the
Webfoots would do as well
against Southern Cal. It was a
banner day for the Trojans. Yes,
they triumphed, 40 to 0. ’Nuff
And then came Oregon State.
Although Oregon rests next to
the cellar in PCC standings, there
are some on the Oregon squad
that don’t deserve such a rating.
Scrappy Rhea batted 1.000 on
his place kicking. He booted nine
for nine extra points. Some were
close, scraping the cross bar, but
his trained toe never missed.
Only two are up for all-coast
honors, but they are worthy of
mention on any squad. Tommy
Roblin and Russ Nowling played
inspired ball all season, and have
even been mentioned on some
The OSC tussle Saturday
marked the end of 13 Ducks’
collegiate football careers. It was
not a happy ending, but these
players will not forget the years
they wore the yellow and green.
They are: Russ Nowling and
Jim Shephard, ends; Dick Ash
com, Ed Moshofsky, Tom Terry,
and Merritt Kufferman, tackles;
Scrappy Rhea, Val Culwell, and
Bob Davis, guards; Steve Bod
ner, center; Len Surles, quarter
back; Roy Dyer and Kenny Oii
phant, halfs; and Roblin, full.
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