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By DICK CRAMER
Assistant Sports Editor
Oregon will run into a mighty potent team this coming Sat
urday when the Webfoots tangle with Oregon State on Bell
1*ield. I he fact that the game is in Corvallis is more important
than just the home field angle for the Beavers. Oregon has
only won one game at Corvallis since Lon Stiner took over in
The all-time record between the two teams goes to Oregon
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only won five of fourteen since
the “purity man” took over as
headman for the Beavers.
The only game the Ducks ev
er took away from Stiner on his
home grounds was back in 1940
w h e n Len Isberg’s “mud
horses” sloshed and slid to a
20-0 win over the favored
Orange. The Webfoots have
chalked up wins in Eugene in
1935 and 1947 and two more in
Multnomah Stadium, in 1933
Mikulak Led Ducks to '33 Win
In-a rundown of the games beginning in 1933, the Beavers
have been more successful. In 1933, All-American Mike Miku
lak led the Ducks to a 13-3 win in Portland, the big fullback
dominating the action. The next year Mikulak’s successor at
fullback, Frank Michek paced the Webfoots to a 9-6 win, also in
Oregon made it three straight over Stiner’s boys with an
upset win in 1935, by a 13-0 margin. But then the Beavers be
gan to roll.
In 1936, it was OSC 18-0. In ’37 and ’38 the Orange chalk
ed up 14-0 wins. The clash in 1939 was wild but the Corvallis
crew came out in front 19-14.
The 20-0 win in 1940 broke a four game losing streak to the
Beavers, but it was the last game the Ducks took from OSC
until Jim Aiken’s team brought home the bacon last year.
Beavers Batter Ducks in Bowl Bid
In 1941, the Orange was Rose Bowl bound, and finally got
over their last obstacle, Oregon, 12-7 on Hayward Field. The
Ducks, led by Curt Meachem and Tommy Roblin, led 7-6 until
a 24-yard scoring dash by fullback Joe Day gave the. Beavers
the game and the right to the Rose Bowl.
It was a different story in 1942. The Ducks rolled up to
Corvallis a slight favorite, only to run into an OSC team that
could do no wrong. ..The Beavers poured through, around
and above the Webfoots to garner a 39-2 triumph.
The war ended hostilities until 1945, but the Beavers took
two games that year, 19-6 and 13-12. Jake Leicht starred for
Oregon in both tilts, but he was the whole team.
Two years ago the Beavers treated Tex Oliver’s last Ore
gon team to a 13-0 defeat in Corvallis to stretch the OSC win
streak to five straight, the longest win skein for either school
since the series started back in 1894. And last year the Web
foots bounced the Orange 14-6 on Hayward Field in a well-de
OSC Has High-Scoring Eleven
Who will win this year? It will probably be Oregon, but
don't underestimate the Beaver. This is one game OSC has been
pointing for all year. They cail»score and score plenty and have
been taking it easy for the last three of four games, readying
themselves for- Saturday’s clash.
The Beavers have rolled up 28, 21, 26, and 20 points in their
last four games, a pretty good average. True, they have only
won one, tied two and lost one in those four games, but their
scoring punch is undeniable.
Always hard fighters on Bell Field, OSC will be “up" high
for this game. They have had an erratic season so far, but can
be expected to be fired and come out Saturday afternoon very
They have a good line and a fine backfield. Don Samuel,
the highly-rated right half, will be out to make up for his bad
afternoon against Utah. When he’s on he is very dangerous.
Ken Carpenter is a dangerous runner at left half, and his
passing ability is shown by his pass completion average, .633,
far and away the best on the Coast. Dick Gray is a good re
serve to spell Carpenter, though not as capable a passer.
Fulback Dick Twenge, already a regular for two years, is
in the best shape of his career, weighing in at 187. Fast and
tricky for his size, Twenge is the power man in the Beavers
single wing. He can also pass, if the occasion arises.
Two Aggie Receivers
BEAV EK PASS-CATCHERS Bob Gvove, left, and Rudy Ruppe, right,
will be on the receiving end of OSC optional pass-runs this Saturday,
when the Orangemen tangle with the Oregon Ducks in their annual
“civil war” game.
Buckeyes Show Spunk
For Michigan Fray
COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 17— (AP)
—Th^capital of the Sovereign State
of Ohio is going into its annual
Michigan game dither — this time
with extra zip.
The Ohio State University Buck
eyes meet the Michigan Wolverines
—generally regarded as the nation’s
No. 1 team—this Saturday. The
Buckeyes go into the game with the
odds against them. Pools around
town are spotting the Buckeyes 14
Coach Wesley Fesler himself,
who brought the Buckeyes up from
nowhere last season to a telescope
FOR SPARKLING RINGS
. . . take advantage of Lara
way’s college special. While
you wait, your ring will be
cleaned and buffed-free!
House of Diamonds
Next to The MacDonald
shot at the Rose Bowl, says that or
paper, the Buckeyes “don’t ever
belong on the same field witt
“But,” Fesler told a homecoming
banquet last night, “there is some
thing more to the game and that is
attitude. Our team has that. Nc
one can convince me that our boys
don’t have a chance.”
In Practice Go
By DICK CRAMER
The freshman basketball team
came out of the "dust bowl” prac
tice court in the men’s gym to take
on the varsity squad in McArthur
court yesterday afternoon and
came close to winning two out of
the three tilts.
Vets Win First
The first scrimmage was the
only one where the Ducklings were
outclassed by the varsity, the vet
erans winning 25-9. The two chief
reasons for the win were big pivot
men Roger Wiley and speedy guard
Wiley paced the scoring for the
victors with 11 points and was a
tower of strength under the boards.
The 6-foot 8-inch veteran is in the
best shape of his college career,
and looks ready for a banner year.
Sowers Cops Eight
Sowers, who plays either guard
or forward, dunked in eight tal
lies apd was all over the floor. His
ball handling was good and he
helped to set up several plays.
Top stars for the frosh were cen
ter Clausen and guard Hunt with,
four points each. Clausen and for
ward Gilbert gave Wiley a bad
time under boards.
Korpela Paces Frosh
Paced by Korpela, the Frosh
roared back to almost win before
beeing- nipped at the wire 17-16.
Korpela, who had six points for the
game, hit a bucket with a minute
left to put the Yearlings out in
front 16-15. Sowers bucket with.
30 seconds left was the margin of
the varsity win.
Neeley Sparks Victors
Johnny Neeley led the winners
with seven tallies with Sowers
marking up four. The aforemen
tioned Korpela’s six was high for
the frosh, followed by Owen and
Joyce with four each.
The final tilt of the day saw the
score tied at two, four, and six
points before the varsity pulled,
away to win 12-8. Only two players
scored more than one bucket, Leroy
Coleman for the winners and Che
ney for the losers each tallying
announcing me tinal tootbari
prediction contest! Come in
and pick Oregon over State
before noon Saturday!
Pick in points the quarters scores will be made and
the Final Score.
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