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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 16, 1948)
By GLENN GILLESPIE
Emerald Sports Editor
Eighteen football teams did things the right way last week
end, and we finally hit a perfect slate of nine right and none
wrong. One game, the Oregon State-Utah battle, ended in a
tie, but doesn’t count against us.
These nine bring our total results to 59 right, 13 wrong, and
three tied, for a .819 accuracy percentage. It's the first time
we’ve been over .800, and there’s only one more week of pre
dictions left. A few games are
scheduled after November 20.
but most teams finish their reg
ular season next Saturday.
Two close ones were included
in the games. Notre Dame’s
narrow 12-7 win over North
western was close enough, but
the 10-7 Santa Clara margin ov
er St. Mary’s was closer still.
Only a field goal gave the Bron
cos their victory.
Oregon’s performance again
st UCLA must’ve been some
thing to watch, and certainly
helped the Webfoots in their
snuggle to maintain Kose Bowl status. It’s questionable
whether the word should be “attain” or “maintain,” since the
Ducks have been up and down all season. Maintain is the
choice, since Oregon has been in the running all year, but even
more so now.
California and Oregon are down to the wire, and both have
dangerous traditional games this Saturday. Both or either
of the teams could lose, thus solving the Bowl question, or
both could win as expected and throw it to a vote.
Oregon State will provide a stiff test for Jim Aiken’s squad,
and the Stanford Indians can be counted upon for the same
Little Chance for Duck-Cal Playoff
The possibility of an Oregon-California playoff game is just
' about gone by the boards, with Cal Athletic Director Brutus
Hamilton declining the game. At the moment, it isn’t known
r whether this was a wise move. If the Bears get the Rose Bowl
high sign, Mr. Hamilton can pat himself on the back. If the
Ducks get waved in, Bear supporters will really put up a howl.
Nearly everyone concerned advocates a playoff game, ex
- cept Cal backers and officials. It certainly would be an easy
way to solve the R-B muddle, and few hard feelings would re
As things stand, ten Conference representatives will cast
their respective ballots to nominate the PCC’s representative.
It’s strictly up to these ten, and all are probably agreed that
the strongest coast team should carry the PCC banner into
Pasadena January 1. Without a playoff game, this decision
is a matter of opinions and loyalties.
The Ducks have a one-vote margin over California, because
- of the Conference tie-vote ruling. If things end in a five-five
- tie, which is entirely possible, the Oregon team and rooters
- could start packing their bags. The team which Iras been to
. the Rose Bowl last, California in this case in 1938, is left out
in the cold.
Oregon Needs Four Rose Bowl Votes
Thus, the Ducks have to muster only four other votes plus
their own to insure the Bowl bid. Cal must dig up five plus
their own to out-vote the Webfoots 6-4.
Back to the Oregon-UCLA game Friday night in Los An
geles. All reports, radio, press, and eye-witnesses, told the
same story. The Oregon team looked terrific. A crashing
■ Duck ground offense seemed to impress the LA sports writers
more than anything else, and they were equally amazed at
. Norm Van Brocklin’s quarterbacking and passing.
That UCLA trip did a lot for Oregon, and the Webfoot
football team and coaching staff, the finest to represent this
University in many a season, can be thanked for everything.
From the radio and newspaper accounts, no one man did it
all. but it was simply a case of each player turning in the game
of their lives. In the back-field, Bob Sanders, George Bell,
Woodley Lewis, and Van Brocklin all were impressive. The
majority of Oregon’s line played an outstanding game, and it
wasn't against a weak team. The 94-yard Bruin drive for a
touchdown in the last quarter proved that UCLA was fired
up for the game, and were not pushovers.
Aggie Battle 'Big' One for Webfoots
If Aiken can maintain the fine edge the Ducks showed
against UCLA, the Aggie game will leave Beaver rooters cry
ing in their beer. The game isn’t one to miss, even from end
SAE in Tight
DU vs. Stitzer
SAM vs. McChesney
Sigma Nu vs. French
Chi Psi vs. Westminster
5:15 (“B” games)
Chi Psi vs. Pi Kappa Alpha
Sigma Nu vs. Lambda Chi
Intramural volleyball blazed
through another hectic session yes
terday afternoon, with all favored
teams coming up with their ex
Results: Sigma Phi Epsilon laced
Lambda Chi Alpha; the Betas
smashed Sherry Ross, the Delts
edged out SAE in three sets; Pi
Kappa Phi rolled over Wesley
house, and ATO defeated Kappa
Sigma. Cherney hall was given a
forfeit game when the Legal Ea
gles failed to show.
In what proved to be the most
bitterly contested game played
thus far in the intramural loop,
Delta Tau Delta squeezed by a rug
ged SAE six' in three rounds, 15-3,
15-7, and 15-12. The Delts, playing
without the services of Ed San
ford, who is in the infirmary, and
Pete Hill,, stellar back court de
fender, poured over an avalanche
of points in the opener.
However an inspired SAE squad,
led by Bud Helm, roared back in
the second stanza with a seven
point drive to knot the count at
14- all and move on to win 17-15.
The third frame was a nip-and
tuck battle all the way, as the lead
exchanged several times before
the Delts took over a commanding
Bud Anderson, diminutive net
man, who was moved up from the
“B” squad to fill Sanford’s spot,
turned in the outstanding individ
ual performance of the afternoon,
setting up “kills” for lanky Bob
Kehrli to drive through the SAE
Beta Theta Pi also remained on
the unbeaten list with an easy vic
tory over the Sherry Ross team
15- 5, and 15-6. In both rounds, the
Betas moved into comfortable
leads and tucked away the game
Sig Eps Win
Sigma Phi Epsilon also lived up
to pre-game expectations as it
flattened Lambda Chi Alpha by an
identical 15-7 score in both framesj
Lambda Chi, aided by Tom Pat
ton’s hot drives, took a lead in the
second round before the Sig Eps
came to life with an attack which
netted them 15 straight points with
the loss of the serve only four
times during the surge.
Pi Kappa Phi took only a short
20 minutes to whip the Wesley
house warriors and walk off with
impressive 15-7 and 15-4 frames.
This is the shortest game played
so far this season.
In the final game of the day Al
pha Tau Omega drubbed a stub
born, but outclassed Kappa Sigma
six 15-6 and 15-10.
1. Dick DeBernardi—pair
of roughrider cords.
2. R. E. Utley—Lord Jeff
3. Dean Schniable—shaving
Duck Cagers Drill
For Opening Test
The fifth week of basketball
practice opened in wild style yes
terday, with brilliant shooting and
lots of ball-handling, sometimes
terrific, sometimes inept, high
lighting the afternoon.
The session was divided up into
six five-minute scrimmages, with
all 22 men suited up seeing action.
Veteran Jim Bartelt and newcomer
Mel Krause are still out with in
The first game saw Roger Wiley
and Kenny Seeborg pace the skins
to a 18-6 win, each scoring six
points. Bob Lavey hit four to help
the Winners, while Jerry Switzer,
Leroy Coleman, and Dick Unis hit
two-pointers for the losers.
The same duo, Wiley and See
borg, paced the second win, this
time 12-4, with four points each.
Paul Cooper and Unis scored for
the losing quint. In both of the first
two tilts, Wiley was effective un
der the boards, getting a lot of help
from Bob Don in the first game
and Will Urban in the second.
Dale Warberg was the hero of
the third scirmmage, playing the
backboards well and chipping in
six points to pace a 10-4 win. Rod
Slade and Jack Keller did all the
scoring for the losers with one
Scoring was evenly split in the
fourth contest, no one hitting for
more than two points. Don Peter
son, Don, Bob Amacher, and See.
borg tallied for the winners with
Darrell Hawes and Eddie Artzt
chalking up baskets for the losers.
In the only contest the shirts
won, Switzer and Keller tallied
four points each, the same as Paul
Sowers for the losing five.
In the final tilt, Coleman was hot
and couldn’t be stopped. He looped
in six points, getting help from
Jim Bocchi and Urban with four
apiece, as they rolled to a 16-8 win.
The opposition scoring was done
by Switzer, Hawes, Slade and Kel
ler, each with one basket.
Oregon’s first opponent, Willam
ette university, is getting ready for
the Ducks with long scrimmage
In an attempt to get more height
into the starting lineup, Jim John
son, regular center last year, is be
ing moved into a forward spot,
giving Doug Logue, 6-foot, 5-inch
freshman from Astoria, a chance
at the pivot spot. If Logue shows
scoring ability, he will probably
Johnson will team up at forward
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