Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 04, 1947, Page 5, Image 5

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Sports Editor
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Oregon State hits University of Washington in Seattle to
day and if those Huskies aren’t in for a rough afternoon we’ll
miss our guess—again. If ever a ball club was set to dish out a
bruise or two, then Lon Stiner's Beavers should be. Reports
keep drifting in on what an inept 11-man group the Oregon
Staters were in tneir aeout a
gainst Utah, and from what
has been said the Beavers by
this time should be red-hot un
der the collar. OSC fans have
even gone so far as to inquire
into the type of water the
Bevos drank on their Rocky
mountain invasion, hoping that
somewhere could be found an
excuse for 60 minutes of the
worst football that any Oregon
State team under Lon Siiner
ever played
The Oregon Journal's Mar
low Branagan covered that
that game and he, usually a booster for the Bevo bovs, had
strong things to say of their performance. Typical Branagan
comment on the fiasco is the following: “. . .Our spies in the
Rocky mountain area tell us the Beavers of Oregon State left
Utah under their own power. This is good news, indeed, as
when we saw those same Beavers in the Utah stadium they
didn’t appear to have any power of their own. . . .”
. . .Actually the best ground gaining play the Beavers
had in their ill-fated invasion of the Rockies was a 15-yard
penalty assessed against Utah. Only trouble in such a sys
tem was the fact that the Utes didn’t draw many penalties. .”
Here’s another. “. . .On one play the backs got so confused
in lining up for a play that the center flipped the ball to Ye
hudi, the little man who wasn't there and it was four of five
charging Utes who picked up the pigskin. . .
There it is. That’s the kind of thing that seemed to be typical
at that particular ball game. Now if that were an Oregon team
playing ball, description would go relatively unoticed. We got
pretty well used to such delicate bits of prose in connection
with the Webfoots, before the present athletic administration
took over. But that was Oregon State—and anyone knows that
Stiner doesn’t turn out that kind of a club. To be,sure, one does
n't have to go too far back into OSC grid history to find the
times when Idaho dumped the Bevos with regularity on open
ing day and it was only last year they took a terrific pounding
from UCLA in their first test. But, though the Orangemen
lost ball games before, how they lost to Utah was the interest
ing thing.
That's Unusual for Stiner
They really kicked that one around. Will they continue to
do so all season?. Possibly, but not probably. Even when OSC
football hits its lowest ebb the Beavers don’t play around to
the extent they did last week. The way it looks from here the
Oregon Staters should be just about the toughest team on
the Pacific slope this weekend. Stiner has some good boys,
and if they devoured a little too much of what the experts
were saving about their prowess before the ball game, then
thye should be still keeping an ear to the ground. And if
they have been keeping their ear to the ground, chances
are they are hearing rumbles not complimentary. So we’re
figuring that the Husky had better be ready today or Stiner
and his crestfallen crew will chase ’em right out of the sta
dium. If the Beavers, however, play dead again today our .000
average on picking ’em will still be intact.
Idaho Tops the Conference
From the PCC Commissioner’s office today comes a bulletin
that lists the University of Idaho Vandals at the top of con
ference standings—and for the first time in nine years. After
Dixie Howell’s gang tripped Stanford las| week 19 to 13 they
share the top spot with Southern Cal. Last time they were on
the top rung of the conference ladder was in 1938. 'I hat was the
year they dumped OSC 13 to 0 in the opening conference game.
Oregon, naturally, with nary a conference, battle behind it is
tied with six other outfits for fifth place.
Hays to Head East
Lanky Ken Hays, who last year finished his Oregon bas
ketball career under Coach Howard Hobson makes a quick
trip east next week where he is to play pro-basketball this
winter. Hays signed with Syracuse of the National league
last July. He reports October 10. Another ex-Oregonian in
that league is elongated ^Vallv Borrevik who operates for
the Anderson, Ind. team in the same league.
Scores Plentiful in IM Football
As Two Rule Changes Made
Monday’s Games
Omega Hall vs Phi Gamma Delta
Sigma Nu vs Stitzer Hall
Cherney Hall vs Sigma Phi Ep
Chi Psi vs Delta Upsilon
Beta Theta Pi vs Minturn Hall
Legal Eagles vs Westminster
Touchdowns rained like cats and
dogs on lower Howe field yester
Top Contests
Billed Today
NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UP) There’s
a good chance that champions will
rise or fall in both the Soutji and
Midwest today as the nation’s foot
ball reaches its full-speed-ahead
In the Midwest, the Big Nine
champion iflinois eleven goes to
the post against Iowa, the team
granted the most upset potential
ity this year. At the same time,
Ohio State tangles with Purdue in
a clash of “maybe” teams.
In the southland, it’s the same
story only more so. The featured
battle is intersectional — North
Carolina vs. Texas at Austin, Tex
as. That one won’t decide any con
ference championship since Caro
lina is in the Southern and Texas
in the Southwest, but it’s almost a
cinch to have vital bearing on who
plays in whose bowl come New
Year’s day.
In the Southeastern conference,
there are at least two games which
could well be deciding ones when
the season is replayed in retrospect
come December. Tulane meets
Georgia Tech in one of them and
Louisiana State faces Georgia in
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day as six more visciously played
grid skirmishes threw another
ray of light on the question of who
gets the 1947 intramural football
Unstoppable Theta Chi hurled
a deafening challenge to all the
other grid powers by maintaining
their thus far undefeated record
in walloping Villard Hall 40-0.
Sigma Alpha Mu shook off its
defeat frim last Wednesday and
exploded all over Sherry Ross hall
21-0. Alpha Tau Omega stayed
in the undefeated ranks by chisel
ing out a 14-0 win over Pi Kappa
Alpha at the same time that Sig
ma Chi was protecting its unde
f e a t e d record ,b y trouncing
McChesney hall 16-0. Phi Kappa
Psi dropped Nestor hall 6-0, and a
safety meant curtains for TaU
Kappa Epsilon as Sigma Alpha
Epsilon won 2-0.
Two new rules appeared on the
curricula for intramural officiat
ing yesterday. If a ball is fumbled
it is permissable to pick up that
ball and run with it. Also after a
player his his name on the score
sheet, he need not report to a
referee to enter the game.
Theta Chi 40, Villard 0
Scoring twice ijerore they even
had an offensive play from the
line of scrimmage, Theta Chi put
in a powerful bid for the champion
ship by trampling a fighting Vil
lard hall crew 40-0.
It was lightning Bill Hutchin
son in the limelight again. Hutch
inson. raced into the end zone for
two of the tallies. Weith Baird'
took the opening kickoff 70 yards
for the first TD, and minutes later
before the Theta Chi outfit took
possession of the ball, Bill Husky
blocked a Villard punt and re
covered the bounding pigskin in
the end zone. Bill Cramer and Ken
Seeborg pulled down a touchdown
U O'
Here's for an Oregon Victory
Municipal Electric and Water Utilities
Special game
Oregon over Nevada J
apiece on deadly Theta Chi aerials.
ATO 14, Pi Kaps 0
Alpha Ta« Omega ripped Pi
Kappa Alpha 14-0 in a speedy
match that held a spotless record
for the Tau's. Bob Barret passed
down field to Dick Walker for
one of the 40 yard scoring moves
made by the ATO’s. They swept
to another 40 yard touchdown
when Dick, Stoinoff hurled to Bob
Barrett. Stoinoff pitched to
speedy Mo Thomas for the point
after touchdown.
SX 16, McChesney 0
Sigma Chi sits at the top of the
unbeaten list today after their
16-0 triumph over McChesney
hall. The Sigma Chi steamroller
crossed into pay dirt in the first
heat when Norm Henwood passed
20 yards to Bill Bayliff. Henwood
connected’ again in the third quar
ter, this time firing to Johnny
Jones for a 35 yard score. Don
Dibble broke through the McChes
ney defense to trap the tailback
behind the goal line for a first
quarter safety that spelled two
more points for Sigma Chi.
SAE 2, TKE 0
Sigma Alpha Epsilon scored one
first down to exactly the same
number for Tau Kappa Epsilon,
but due to the heads up ball play
ing of Ellery Ferson and Herb
Ray, SAE wound up in front 2-0.
Tau Kappa Epsilon suffered a bad
pass from center while they were
camped on their own 15 yard line.
Ferson and Ray streaked into the
end zone trapping the TKE back
field man for the safety and the
lone two points.
SPORTS: Condolences of the
year to Floyd Bevens, New York’s
pitcher. No player could have had
a worse break than Bevens when
Cookie Lavagetto smacked the dou
ble. All that was said about the
series being quiet around here is
taken back after that game yes
terday. Doc Claypool will have to
keep his respirator handy if an
other game like that comes along.
FASHIONS: They keep coming
up with new devices. One of the lat
est is a pencil topped with a sports
yardage meter. Tells you what club
to use on the fairways and meas
ures distances up to 200 yards.
SPORTS: The Nevada boys are
ready for Oregon. Yesterday they
had a light practice on Hayward
field and all Oregon spies were
given the boot. Couldn’t even get
near the place with an ID card.
JOE RICHARDS and the rest of
his store for men wish the Ducks
luck in the game. If you hear some
one whooping it up more than the
rest for the eleven it will probably
be Joe himself.
WOMEN: Well, the Bunion Der
by is off, all the lads and lassies
can relax, but pity the poor tele
phone operators. They were going
frantic the other evening putting
through calls for Saturday night
Some of the local dogs have had
pledges out to bring back their ex
tra shoes and St. Bernard dogs
they have cached along the expect
ed route of the Derby. Their watch
word was, “Be prepared.”
SPORTS: Prediction for the
game ? Not from this corner ex
cept we think Oregon can win. Pre
dicting a score can be disastrous.
Predictions of a track meet are a
bit easier even though you have to
figure out fifteen events.
(Pd. Adv.)