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Juke Lcicht. slartlwiil-back of the University of Oregon eleven.
J,eic'ht with liis trickv running and bullet-like passing led the
Ducks to a 26-13 victory over the. Washington State Cougars
here Saturday. .
1,cii'lit .- 9
Reynolds .-. 12
Oonovaii . 12
r'antcck '. 3
Johnson . 1
Washington State TC
Perrault . 4
Waller . 2
Abrams . 2
Ross . 5
Rogers . 5
Kckert .-. 7
Swanson . 1
Legend- TC, times carried ball: YG, total yards gained; YL
total yrds. lost; NY, net yrds. gain; Av„ average yrds. per play.
DUCK - WSC STATISTICS
Yards gained rushing.
Yards lust rushing.
Yards gained passing .
Total net yards gained.
First dow ns rushing .-.
First dow n s passing . . .
First dow ns penalties .
Ti dal first di ‘w ns .
Forward passes attempted .
Forward passes completed
Forward passes had intercepted -
. Yardage returned forward passes .
Punting average .
Y ardage returned punts, kickot'fs
Number of penalties.
Y ardage lost penalties . ...
Opponents' fumbles recovered .
Starting- for Oregon last Sat
urday was Harry Edwards,
hard smashing right tackle
on the victory-conscious grid
Driving hard- at the training
turn for the coming cross-country
track meet held annually in Spo
kane during Thanksgiving holi
days, eight members of Coach Bill
Hayward’s Webfoot crew yester
day rounded into the third week of
workouts with development of en
durance the main theme.
Experienced long-winded run
ners are at a premium on the
squad. Walter McLure, son of the
famed miler who stepped off with
fiist place in the 1912 Olympic
games held in Sweden, has natural
ability combined with finer points
taught by his dad to place him as
a threat for the Spokane hill-and
The Spokane Round Table Ath
letic Association annually spon
sors the four mile race open to all
western colleges. Around 12
schools are expected to enter six
men teams this year.
“Anybody can challenge the
sixth man on the selected team
until the day of the race,” Coach
Hayward said. “It isn’t too late for
new men to come out for the
team,” he added, “because the fel
lows are laying foundation at pres
ent in developing endurance for
First year men on the squad
roster included, Paul Smith, Bill
Jeunemann. Hugh Stapelton, Har
old Wright, Bob Chapman, Evans
Cantrell and Bob Bell, all out for
initial taste of cinder-spiking
Oregon H Emerald
Nancy E. Asselstine
Doris Sparrow—day manager
Patty French, editor
Sallie Sue McGuire
“Was your friend shocked over
the death of his mother-in-law?”
“Shocked? He was electrocu
Scores 26-13 Upset
With spirit and unity, surpassed by no other pig-skin squad
in the country, a rejuvenated Webfoot eleven charged onto Hay
ward field last Saturday to upset the favored Washington State
Cougars by a decided and overwhelming score of 26 to 13, much
to the satisfaction of 6500 deliriously-happy fans. Yes, with full
recovery from the humiliating de
feat handed them by their civil
war rivals, one week before, they
de-clawed and de-fanged the hope
less Cougars at every turn and
without a doubt caused the great
est upset of the day as far as the
Pacific Coast Conference is con
Ducks Take Early Lead
Wasting no time in showing
their ability, the Ducks after three
consecutive first downs by Leicht,
Donovan, and Reynolds, crossed
over into pay-dirt with scarcely
six minutes of play gone by.
Thanks to Coach Tex Oliver’s
variation of the “T” formation,
with Jake eLicht shifted to left
halfback, and Bobby Reynolds at
quarter, the twice-beaten Web
foots ran up a remarkable score
of 20 to 0 before being stopped by
the half-time gun.
An outstanding factor aside
from definite spark in the offense
was the magnificent manner in
which our forward wall halted the
justifiably touted Cougar backs.
175 pound Bill Lippincott, speed
ster, and Jack Perrault, the big
quarterback, tried again and
again to find some kind of an
opening in the seemingly stone
wall but to no avail. In fact, it
wasn’t ’til the fourth and final
period that the boys from up
ncrth were able to do anything
important as far as yarSage was
Perrault’s kick taken by Leicht
on his own 45 and returned to the
Washington 47 gave the Yellow
and Green first possession of the
leather. Here the Duck machine
started to move. Reynold’s pass to
Leicht netted 11 yards and a first
down. On the next playw right half
back Walt Donovan, who played a
terrific game all afternoon bar
reled his own right guard for an
other first down to the Washing
ton 26. Not satisfied, two plays
later he swerved around left end
behind dynamic blocking into the
end zone. Leicht failed to convert.
In the second quarter, the Web
foots scored again when Reynolds
recovered Lippencott’s fumble on
the Cougar 24 and five plays later
tossed a shovel pass to Leicht that
scored with ease.
Webfoots Increase Score
Discontented with a 13 point
margin, Reynolds, Leicht, and
Donovan started another drive on
the Washington State 48, with less
than a minute left in the first half,
Reynolds went for 7 yards fol
lowed by Donovan who skirted 25
yards to the 17 and at this point
Leicht, who had been removed,
after the previous touchdown came
back onto the field to take a
short pass from Reynolds, and on
the next play shot a 17 yard aerial
that Bob Anderson, right end em
braced in the end zone. John
Kauffman, left guard, booted the
In the third period, Reynolds
again started things rolling for the
Ducks by intercepting Perrault's
pass on the visitor’s 47, and, after !
making 2 yards at right tackle,
scampered 23 yards to the Cougar
21. Here the Webfoots suffered a
15 yard penalty, but even this
couldn't stop the mighty eleven.
Reynolds promptly ripped off 17
yards, and then whipped a pass to
One of the Webfoot's rugged
ends, Abe Hathaway getting
set for the charging Cougar
backfield last Saturday on Hay
Bill Abbey, sub-quarterback in the
end zone for the fourth and final
touchdown. Abbey’s kick was
wide, but the score was 26 to 0,
and the Ducks were “in” and thfen
Washington State, now hope
lessly behind, managed to cross
the Webfoot goal line twice, with
Bill Lippincott and Dean Egg-era
doing most of the ball carrying
against the Duck’s second and
Best yard gainer for the Oregon
Webfoots was Sophomore Walt
Donovan, with a total of 70 net
yards. Next in line was Reynolds,
who picked up 49, and Leicht with.
David R. Goss
Reporters this issue—
Leanard Turnbull ^