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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 12, 1948)
Bruised Duck Team Starts SC Practice
That's All for This Vandal
DARRELL ROBINSON, WEBFOOT end, throws a hefty shoulder to stop Vandal Bob Mays at the
scrimmage line in Saturday’s Idalio-Oregon clash, which Oregon won, 15-8. Ducks coming up on play
are Jim Berwick (54) and Chet Daniels (69). (Emerald photo by Kirk Braun.)
Weekend Upsets Hurt
Grid Guesses Average
by LARKY LA IT
Rt. Wg. T’d. Pctg.
Last Week .25 10 0 .714
.Season Ttl. . 44 18 4 .709
Last Saturday's football provid
ed more major upsets than the two
previous weeks put together. There
Were no big ball games that ended
in a tie, which is some indication
of how football fortunes fluctuated.
This column weathered the storm
by hitting 25 for 35.
Upset of the week was the Mis
souri victory, 20-14, over vaunted
Southern Methodist. Also in this
category was Baylor’s 23-7 triumph
over Arkansas, Oklahoma’s 20-14
win over Texas, Clemson’s 20-14
upset of Mississippi State, Colo
rado's trimming of Nebraska 19-G,
TCU’s 7-6 startler over Indiana,
Iowa’s 14-7 drubbing of the high
flying Ohio State crew, and the
'University of Washington’s dump
ing of the bewildered Bruins of
To complete the games we took
a nose dive on, Michigan made
Oregon look even better with their
easy 40-0 win over Purdue, and
Duke flattened the Middies of the
Navy 28-7. Glad that’s over with.
The rest of these games we caught
The Correct Games
Cornell trounced a favored Har
vard crew 40-0, Rutgers had a
tough time dropping little 'Temple
34-20, Pen State overpowered
Syracuse 34-14, Brown walloped
Rhode Island 23-0, Colgate edged
Boston U 14-13 in a night thriller.
Penn ground out a 29-7 win over
Princeton, and Pittsburg upset a
favored W. Virginia eleven 16-6.
Down South, North Carolina
came back from a 0-0 deadlock
at halftime and went on to beat a
game Wake Forest crew 28-6. Tu
lnne grabbed a 14-0 win from
South Carolina, Mississippi, behind
7-0 at halftime, roared back to win
20-7 from Vanderbilt, Georgia
smashed Kentucky 35-12, LSU
eked out a 14-13 win over Texas
A & M in a night tilt, and Kansas
tabbed Iowa State with a 20-7 loss.
In the Midwest the Minnesota
Northwestern game has the fans
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A not-at-all discouraged Coach
Jim Aiken told radio listeners last
night that he thought the Oregon
football team played a "fairly
normal” game against Idaho Sat
Interviewed by Harry Sackett
on the program “Webfoot Huddle
Time,” Aiken declared that a lot
of people under-estimate Idaho.
The Idaho homecoming had a lot
to do with it, he added.
“They were a bunch of fighting
fanatics and our boys were just
playing a football game. We might
have played the game wide open
and try to run up the score but we
decided to play it close, do our
best, and come home and get ready
for the next game.
“It was the forst fumbling we’ve
done in quite a while,” was Aiken's
only comment on the many Ore
gon bobbles of the game.
The University of Southern Cal
ifornia is going to be a rough game,
too. Scout Frank Zazula declared
at the interview.
“I think they’re the best team
outside of Michigan that I’v£ seen
this year.” Zazula rates the USC
line the best they have ever had.
That, plus their speed, determina
tion, good passing, and fast ends
means Oregon is running into a
first rate team Saturday, he con
For Game Play
Frosh Coach Bill Bowerman
gave his Duckling football players
a light, loosening-up drill yester
day on the upper practice field, af
ter their bruising game last Friday
with the Washington Pups,
Bowerman had praise Monday
for the freshman line, saying they
gave excellent protection on pass
ing plays and for punt formations.
Bowerman picked End Jerry Les
lie, Tackle Dick Hudson, and Cen
ter Johnny Adams as the outstand
ing players in the line for Friday’s
Stocky little Emile Holeman re
ceived plaudits from Bowerman for
his game against the Pups. The
Duckling mentor said that Hole
man, although he scored no touch
downs and made no spectacular
runs, was outstanding on his block
ing plays, very seldom missing an
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Cravath's 'll' Slated in Key Game;
John McKay Hurt, May Be Ready
The Oregon Ducks returned to the practice wars yesterday
afternoon, looking to the “big” conference game against the
Trojans of Southern California this Saturday in Portland's
Oregon’s 15-8 defeat of the Idaho \ andals last Saturday at
Moscow was costly in several respects.
The Webfots, by playing a none-too-impressive ball game,
lost some ot tneir i'CAJ nose duwi
prestige, and suffered injuries that
may keep the team below par for
the USC contest.
McKay May Be Beady
Lefthalf Johnny McKay, lead
ing Duck scorer and ground-gainer,
received a bruised knee in the Van
dal game, but will probably be
ready for the Trojans. McKay is
expected to spend this week’s prac
tice jogging to loosen up the knee,
and probably won’t scrimmage.
Brad Ecklund, bumped up in
the Inaho game, is in good shape
for the Portland game, and Half
back George Bell, after a bruising
by the Vandals, will be ready to
start against SC.
Coach Jim Aiken has called for
closed practices the rest of the
week, and will probably concen
trate on a sluggish Webfoot of
fense. Woodley Lewis will work
out on the first string, in case Mc
Kay isn’t ready.
Quarterback Norm Van Brocklin
completed another touchdown pass
against Idaho, and is expected to
open up in the Trojan game. Dan
Garza, Dick Wilkins, and McKay
will be on the receiving end of most
of Van Brocklin’s aerials.
Duck line-backer D e W a y n e
Johnson, whose father died last
week in Silverton, is expected to
return to Eugene today.
Jeff Cravath’s men of Troy,
fresh from a tough 7-0 victory over
Rice Institute, are expected to be
at full strength for the Oregon
Southern California played a
bruising defensive game against
the Owls, holding in the game’s
final minutes to prevent a des
peration Rice drive.
Harvard Grid Series
PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 12—
(AP) — Stanford' university,
through General Athletic Manager
Alfred R. Masters, announced yes
terday a home and home football
series with Harvard, beginning
The Harvard team will play at
Palo Alto September 24, next
season, and Stanford will journey
to Cambridge, Mass., for a meet
ing September 30, 1950.
It will mark the first time Har
vard had played in the Far West
or met a western team since its
1919 club defeated University of
Oregon, 7 to 6, in the 1920 New
Year’s Rose Bowl game.
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