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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 4, 1947)
Center Leads Ducks Today
Reno Squad Outweighs
Favored Oregon Eleven
Brad Ecklund, Oregon’s iron-man football center, was named
by Coach Jim Aiken to captain the Ducks in their 2 p.m. con
test at Hayward field with the University of Nevada today.
Ecklund, letterman junior, has been one of the big,factors in
the strong Webfoot defense this season, as well as proving
plenty tough on the offense. The blond line-backer has played
about 50 minutes of each of the two games.
Duck Line Out-weighed
For the first time this season the Oregon line v’ill go into
a fra)- out-weighed. The Nevada Wolfpack scpiad has a first
string line average of 215 pounds. The Webfoot forward wall
>s the scales at an average 208 pounds. In the backfield the
Lemon and Green have the advantage as the Ducks average
182 to the Wolfpack's 177.
Three men are the main bulk in the Reno squads’ line. Right
guard Dicfl Tilton is a hefty 230 pounds, while tackle Tinnas
Carlson is even bigger, at 235. Two of the linemen arc 6 foot 3
inch giants, the left end, Duke Lindeman, and Carlson.
Guards Weigh 220
Left guard Ken Sinofsky weighs 220 and Fred Leon, right
guard, hits 220. Right end Scott Beasley and center Tom Rein
hardt are the small boys of the line, pust topping 200 pounds.
Backfield power of the Wolfpack may be hampered by the
injury of left halfback Tom Kalmanir, who broke his hand in
last weekend's contest. The swift-moving Kalmanir, w ho bears
a big load of till running plays of Nevada, may start the game
but will be used snarinedv.
Nevada Uses T
The Nevadans employ the T-formation attack that was start
ed by Jim Aiken w hen he was coach. In the vital quarterback
spot for the Reno team will be Mike Mirabelli, a 190-pounder.
Right half duties are carried by Dick Trachok, and the fullback
Oregon is physically in good condition for today’s tilt. Tw.o
gridders, Bill Abbey, hard tackling defenseman, and Art Milne
may not see action. Milne, reserve end who scored for Oregon
against Texas, has been out with a cold. Abbey is troubled with
a leg injury suffered against Texas.
Oregon Lineup Same
The starting line for Oregon will be the same that started
the first two games. Ends will be Dan Garza and Lou Robin
son; tackles will be Steve Dotur and Don Stanton; guards will
be Ted Meland and Ed Chrobot. At center will be captain Brad
In the back-field the quarterback post will be held by Norm
Van Brocklin, ace passing wizard of the Ducks. At left half
■will be lightning Jake Leicht. Right half will be Jim Newquist,
leading ball-carrier for Oregon this year, and at fullback duties
will be Bob Koch.
Backfield May Vary
The starting lineup in the backfield may vary slightly. De
Wayne Johnson, husky reserve back, may start at quarter as
the rugged lad is used chiefly on defense.
George Hell will see considerable action today. The halfback
has been groomed to take Abbey’s spot on defense, and in the
latter’s absence w ill see much action.
Dan Garza . LER .Scott Beasley 50
77 Steve Dotur .. LTR . Fred Leon 40
64 Ed Chrobot . LGR . Dick Tilton 43
50 Brad Ecklund . C. Ted Reinhardt 57
65 Ted Meland . RGL . Ken Sinifsky 31
73 Don Stanton . RTL . Tinnas Carlsen 56
65 Lou Robinson . REL . Duke Lindeman 49
44 Jake Leicht LH. Tom Kalmanir 24
10 Jim Newquist RH. Dick Trachok 20
17 Bob Koch . F. Lloyd Rude 11
15 DeWayne Johnson Q Mike Mirabelli 32
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Frosh, Rooks Clash Today
j Game Captain
Big, blond Brad Ecklund will captain the Webfoots in today’s game
with the Nevada Wolfpack. Brad’s younger brother Bruce is playing
for the Oregon State Hooks against the Frosh today at Corvallis.
Important Tests Today
For Coast Grid Giants
San Francisco, Oct. 3. (UP) —
California, UCLA and USC, the
three grid giants of the West, lay
their perfect records on the line
Saturday against time-tested foes
—and the results of these games
may go a long ways in deciding
the Pacific Coast Conference rep
resentatives for the West in the
Rose Bowl game.
Coach Lynn (Pappy) Waldorf’s
Bea2rs at Berkeley will be gun
ning for their third successive vic
tory over major league foes. In
two games the surprising Waldorf
club has thumped Santa Clara,
33-7; and upset Navy, 14-7.
The Bears have uncovered one
of the finest forward walls in the
business and if their backs devel
op as expected, the Blue and Gold
may find themselves playing on
New Year’s Day.
The Bears already have proved
they can beat good solid lines;
Saturday they come up against the
trickiest backfield in the business
in the Galloping Gaels of St.
' Mary’s, featuring the Hawaiian
sensation, Herman Wedemeyer.
The USC Trojans, a lack-lustre
outfit in 1946, may be on the way
up—if last week’s performance is
any indication. The men of Troy
Foot (mil Scores
(Eastern Wash. 6, Whitworth 0
'Willamette 19, Whittier 0
Marquette 27, St. Louis 23
.Portland Teachers 28, Mohawk (
Maryland 43, Delaware 19
laldwin-Wallace 28, Akron 0
•My J C 6, Virginia 0
Vetroit 40, Wayne 7
Vnn State 33, Penn Military 0
/Ulanova 7, Miami 7
•Aorgetown 40, Fordham 7
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smothered Washington State un
der wraps. They may have more
trouble against the Rice Owls this
this week—because the Texans
are rated one of the powerhouses
of the Southwest conference.
UCLA at Evanston
UCLA, traveling to the mid
west to take on its second Big
Nine foe in nine days, tangles with
an underdog Northwestern club
in Evanston, Illinois. The Bruins
put on a terrific display in crush
ing the better-than-average Iowa
eleven last week and the Wildcats
should be no tougher for Coach
Bert LaBrucherie’s aggregation.
In the north country, Washing
ton and Oregon State, both smart
ing from 7-6 defeats at the hands
of Minnesota and Utah, respec
tively, tangle in Seattle, with the
Huskies slight favorites.
Undefeated Idaho, the surprise
of the conference up to this time,
entertains twice-beaten Washing
ton State; and Montana goes south
to tackle a good Arizona outfit.
By ELWIN PAXON
The first Oregon Frosh foot
ball squad since 1942 swings into
action Bell Field, Corvallis at
2 p.m. today, when they battle the
Oregon State Rooks in the opening
clash of the season for both teams.
The Duckling 33-man traveling
squad will leave for Corvallis at
10:30 a.m., accompanied by Coach
Carl Heldt and his three assis
tants, Len Surles, Ray Lung, and
Leonard' Warren. Today’s game
will mark the first test for Heldt
at Oregon, when his Frosh attempt
to avenge a pair of trouncings
suffered at the hands of the Baby
Beavers in 1942. The Oregon team
enters the contest in fine physical
condition, according to the mentor.
The Frosh forward wall, averag
ing 192 pounds, will be anchored
by a pair of 180 pound ends, Doug
Coghill and Glen Keltner. Cog
hill hails from Medford where he
placed on the southern con
ference all-star lineup, while Kelt
ner played for Gresham, serving
as team captain his senior year.
At tackles, Heldt will start Bill
O’Hara and Hank Ced'ros, the
former a four-year letterman at
Oregon City, while Cedros twice
placed on the big-six all-star with
A pair of Negroes, Chet
Daniels and Art Harris, will open
at guards. Daniels shifted from
center, is another all-stater and
comes from Portland. Harris
played fullback for Garfield high
in Seattle. Starting at center is
defensive bearcat Dick Patrick,
In the backfield, another Med
ford boy, Earl Stelle will hold
down the quarterback spot, and
handle a good share of the pass
ing. At left half, Gene Miner, a
big-six all-conference back for the
Eugene league champs last year,
| gets the nod.
Another big-sixer and the only
veteran on the club, Denny Sul
livan of Bend will carry the mail
at right half. Sullivan is one of the
fastest boys on the team. Round.
ing out the backfield is Jim Hanns,
another Eugene man, at fullback.
He will also do a large share of
the Frosh kicking.
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