Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 11, 1947, Page 4, Image 4

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    Ducks vs. UCLA in Coliseum Today
Both Squads Open PCC Race
Smarting from Losses Last Week
Oregon’s fighting Webfoots open their Pacific Coast con
ference grid schedule today and make a bid to get back on the
winning trail when the Ducks clash with the Bruins from UCLA
at Memorial Coliseum. Came time is 2 p.m.
Both teams have already gone through preparatory battles for
the conference opener. The Webfoots go into action toda\ with
a record of one win and two defeats, while the Lclans have
broken even in two tilts.
Oregon enters the contest in the underdog position. Before the
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season started UCLA was rated
by the xeperts as the team to go
to the Rose Bowl for the second
consecutive year. When the Bruins
routed the Iowa Hawkeyes in the
first game of the season, 22-7, hopes
•soared even higher, so the 27-2C
defeat by Northwestern last week
was a terrific surprise.
Despite the loss the Bruins are
still considered to have a better
team than the Webfoots. Dope
sheets are giving the southerners
the victory by as much as 27 points.
L«s Angeles drum-beaters predict
a big score in the early quarters of
the game.
Brilin Line Heavy
Oregon’s forward wall will be up
against a heavier line when they
hit the Los Angeles squad. The
Bruins have a six pound edge, 214,
to 208 for the Ducks. The Uclans
also go into hostilities with with a
heavier backfield, outweighing the
invaders, 192 to 185.
If reports from the southland are
accurate, the Webfoots may have
the advantage in team physical
condition. For the past week the
wire services from Los Angeles
have been filled with the list of
UCLA injured. Coach. Bert LaBru
eherie’s top stars have been report
ed out of action.
Shipkey Out
Jerry Shipkey, 225-pound full
back ace who leads the Bruins’
power attack, is listed as a doubt
ful starter today because of a dis
located thumb. Gene “Skip” Row
land, 175-pound scat-back, has been
nursing a shoulder injury.
Johnny Roesch, fleet-footed re
placement for Rowland has also
been out of practice because of the
Oregon’s squad is in nearly top
condition for the game. Bill Abbey,
who has been nursing a bad leg,
is back in uniform and expected to
see considerable play. Other mem
bers of the squad who have suffered
minor injuries are ready to go.
Johnson, Sanders Ready
Today's game may see the depar
ture by Oregon from their usual
style of offense. Coach Jim Aiken
has been drilling halfback De
Wayne Johnson and fulback Bob
Sanders heavily lately, with an eye
to using the two more. Both John
son and Sanders have displayed
bruising power in practice, and if
the duo is used in the game the j
Ducks will attempt more power
Also expected to see more action
today is George Bell, hardrunning
halfback and Deane Bond, who
tore the defense apart in scrimmage
last week when running from the
fullback spot. Bony Holcomb, un
derstudy for Jake Leieht, will re
lieve the slender starter.
Folan Backs Fast
UCLA has the fastest set of backs
m the coast. If the ailing ball-ear
ners start today the game promises
to be a fast-moving event all the
Oregon, although not as fast as
i team as the Bruins, have their
own speed merchants in halfbacks
Jake Leieht and Jim Ncwquist
Coast Grid Roundup
One of the wackiest football seasons in history goes into a be-draggled
fourth Saturday with a half-dozen teams holding the spotlight in. the
University of San Francisco, which figured to do well if it won half
its games this season, takes on a touted Mississippi State team that
trounced the Dons last year. However, gunning for their fourth win
in a row, Coach Ted McKeever’s Hilltoppers are favored over the
University of California, which won only two games all last year,
goes after its fourth triumph of the campaign and—for the first time in
years-—is favored to defeat a major opponent—Wisconsin.
University of Southern California Trojans, notorious slow starters,
get a toughie in Ohio State and the game is rated a tosS-up.
Idaho Well-Coached
Oregon State, rated as one oi the co-favorites to annex the PCC crown
this year, but defeated in its opener by a surprising Utah club, gets an
other upstart in Idaho.
Washington Favored
University of Washington, which has just finished absorbing a pair
of lickings from Oregon State and Minesota, gets what should be a
breather against StMary’s galloping Gaels. However, these same Gaels
whipped the Huskies last year, 24-20, and it could happen again.
Washington State, which got its first taste of victory this season
last week in defeating Idaho, 7-0; meets another tartar in the Michi
gan State club at Pullman; and Stanford and Santa Clara, pair
of strictly has-beens in this early season, tangle at Stanford, with
the Indians a slight favorite.
IM Footballers Roll Despite Mud
In the weirdest exhibition ot
football seen this year six mud
covered intramural touchball
squads sloshed and slid to victory.
Neither mud nor high water
could stop the Sigma Nus from
posting their fifth straight triumph
as they slapped Omega hall 34 to 0.
Roger Dick was the big noise in the
Sigma Nu attack as he tallied three
times. Also scoring were Duff Kim
sey and Ed Dick.
Scoring in the final minutes on
an intercepted pass and a 75-yard
return by Kenny Ball, the Betas
kept their unblemished record.
Still undefeated the Chi Psis
scored twice in the first half and
were never headed. Chuck Ruf
ner s pass to uua riuiiei was guuu
for the first tally and another Ruf
ner throw to John Hale eended the
Pi Kappa Phi leaped back into the
win column by tripping a spunky
French hall gang on a touchdown
and a safety. Kurt Doherty racked
up the TD on a 76-yard trip and
nailed a French ball carrier be
hind the goal line for a safety.
Phi Sigma Kappa squeezed past
Villard by virtue of an extra point
registered by Tom Walker.
A 35-yard punt return by Bill
Schell and a completed pass to
John gave the rugged Merrick
gang a 13 to 0 victory over Sherry
Come'n Get It!
crisp - golden
Served morning, noon and night
fresh Silex always
13th—on the campus
Dripping Skies
Greet Webfoots
At Los Angeles
Los Angeles, Oct. 10 (UP)—An
underdog University of Oregon
football team arrived by plane
Friday and beamed at the skies
which were pouring down rain.
The Webfoots have been work
ing out in the mud all week and
Coach Jim Aik»n figures the
heavy going should be made to
order for them Saturday in their
conference game with UCLA.
Aiken, coaching his first sea
son at Oregon, brought a squad
of 36 players south with him. He
said his men were ready and if
defeaated would offer no ex
The UCLA Bruins were
favored by a three-touchdown
margin before the skies com
menced dripping during the early
Sports Staff:
Wally Hunter
Bill Stratton
Bob Reinhart
Elwin Paxson
Fred Taylor
Don Fair
Uclan Lineup
Said Punctured
By Injuries
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10—(UP).
—The UCLA Bruins, Pacific Coast
conference champions, get their
first crack at defending that title
Saturday when they meet Coach
Jim Aiken’s University of Oregon
Coach Bert LaBruCherie’s team,
angered by a 27-26 defeat at the
hands of Northwestern Saturday,
rounded out a week of hard work
Friday in an attempt to overcome
mistakes made last week against
the big-nine squad.
The Webfoots, paced by speedy
halfback Jake Leicht, and their
passing ace, Norm Van Brocklin,
boast a passing attack, having al
ready completed as many tosses as
they did all last season.
Van Best Passer
In Coach Aiken’s estimation, he
has one of the Pacific coast’s best
passers in Van Brocklin, who has
completed 28 tosses out of 71 tries,
and Leicht already leads the con
ference in pass receiving, kickoff
returns, and punt returns.
Coach Bert LaBrucherie an
nounced he may be forced to start
Ernie Johnson at left half. Both
Gene Rowland and Al Hoisch have
not recovered completely from in
juries. Others in his backfield
probably will be Carl Benton at
quarter, Cal Rossi at right half and
Jack Myers at Full.
However, End Tom Fears, sick
for two days with flu, returned to
the playing field Friday and will
be ready to snag a few this week
Myers and Guard Les Steiner
were named Bruin co-captains for
the tussle.
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