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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 27, 1949)
By DICK CRAMER
Assistant Sports Editor
With two straight impressive wins under their belts, Jim
Aiken’s Webfoots have boosted their stock on the coast. Others
have done the same. US'C, the heavy favorite for the PCC title,
made the forecasters look good with that 42-20 walloping of Navy.
The surprise team of the year, however, is UCLA. How good
the Bruins are will be better known after the Ducks tangle with
them this Friday night.
Despite the size of the score Saturday, Idaho put on a pretty
good show, especially in the first half. In John Brogan they had
one of the better backs on the field. The 174-lb. junior picked up
110 yards on 16 carries, a 6.8 average, and averaged 43.5 yards
per kick. His performance, 110 out of the Vandal’s 158 net yards
rushing, far outshone that of his more heavily publicized alter
nate, Bob Mays.
Barnes Most Over-rated Vandal
The most over-rated of Dixie Howell's crew turned out to be
Orville Barnes, a 6-foot 4-inch end that somehow wound up as
the 12th leading pass-receiver in the nation in 1947.
After sitting out last year, Barnes reported this fall to bolster
up the receiving end of the Vandal passing attack.
He did pull in one pass Saturday for ten yards, but he also
dropped two beauties, one when he was ten yards behind the
Duck pass defense with nothing to stop him from going all the
Huskies, Indians far Apart
Washington and Stanford, both relying on sophomores, seem,
on the results of their first two games, destined to wind up quite
aways apart in the final PCC standings. The Husky squad had a
hard time putting down another sophomore-dominated eleven in
their opener, just nipping Utah 14-7,
And though they scored 20 points against Minnesota, 13
points came in the second half against Gopher reserves. Hugh
McElhenny has lived up to advance notices, Fritz Aqking has
surpassed pre-season expectations, but Don Heinrich has fallen
far below his publicity reports.
On the other hand the Indians have chalked up two wins in
powerful style with their two soph stars, Gary Kerkorian and
Harry Elugasian leading the way. Another classmate, Bill Mc
Coll has been doing an outstanding job at end.
Indians Could Knock Ducks out or Bowl
If Stanford keeps rolling the way the first two games indi
cate, they could well go unbeaten in the conference. Right now
their toughest game seems to be their November 5th date with
USC in Los Angeles, one of two games on their slate away from
home. The other, against Washington in Seattle, shouldn’t give
them much trouble.
Oregon could repeat last season’s unbeaten conference record
and again be overlooked. The Webfoots don’t play Stanford this
year, just as Oregon and California didn’t play in 1948.
If it should go to another vote at the end of the season the
California schools would almost automatically support Stanford,
with probably Washington and quite possibly Idaho, also giving
jjthe Indians a vote. And this year the only Bowl open to PCC
elevens in the big one in Pasadena.
Bob Sanders made the pre-season experts who labeled him a
star lodk mighty good Saturday when he pounded out 122 net
yards. The Vandals were laying for George Bell but Sanders’
slamming made their defensive strategy look bad.
Bell had a mighty fine Saturday against St. Mary’s, when he
led the Webfoots in making Joe Verducci and the Bay area
sportswriters look a little sad. The Bay writers, along with the
Inland Empire experts that thought Idaho would beat Oregon,
forgot that two of the worst days the Cotton Bowl team had
were against St. Mary’s and Idaho.
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Touch Football Starts Today
Starts Intramural Program
A UV. UUUJ y KJ
Sigma Nu vs
Delta Tau Delta
Alpha Tau Omega
Chi Psi vs
vs Pi Kappa Alpha
vs Wesley House
vs Pi Kappa Phi
vs Stan Bay hall
vs Phi Kappa Sigma
Lambda Chi Alpha vs Campbell club
Touch football rules for intra
mural contests will remain the
same as last year with one excep
tion, P. R. Washke, intramural
athletic director, revealed at a
meeting of team managers and of
Washke emphasized the impor
tance of knowing the rules of the
game and said that the officials
would be instructed to follow the
The one rule change concerns
over time periods. Last years
rule stated that when a game end
ed in a tie, the team having the
most first downs would be the
winner. During the 1948 season,
two teams tied both in score and
in number of first downs.
This year, when two teams tie
at the end of the regular playing
time and are tied in the number of
first downs, each team will be
given four downs in which to make
as much yardage as possible from
the midstripe of the field.
The team gaining the most yard
age in the over time period will be
declared winner. The game official
will toss a coin at the beginning of
the overtime period to determine
which team takes the offensive
first, Washke said.
Team managers were urged to
be at the field before game time to
give the team line ups to the score
keeper. Washke warned that the
lineups must be given to the score
keepers before the game starts and
that games will start at the sched
uled times. Any team unable to
start a game within 5 minutes of
the scheduled time will forfeit the
game, he said. Two series of games
will be played each afternoon. One
at 3:50 and the second at 4:45.
Everett Perry, the new assist
ant manager to Washke, was in
troduced at the meeting.
NINE IM SPORTS
The policy of limiting the num
ber of sports played each year was
explained at the meeting. The poli
cy was begun by the interfrater
nity council and the house mana
gers so that students could enter
into activities other than sports.
Nine contests are scheduled for the
school year, three each term. Foot
ball and volleyball A and B are the
sports for fall term. The schedule
for touch football has been com
pleted, but applications for compe
tition in the vollyball tournaments
will be accepted for another week,
Tennis Coach Saal Lesser an
nounced yesterday that the opening
round of the all-university men’s
tennis tournament will start today
at the University tennis courts.
Contestants have been paired for
the initial cantos and they are list
ed below. All games in the first
round must be completed by Thurs
day Coach Lesser added. Failure to
do so will result in default.
The general rules to be used are
1. Best two out of three sets wins.
2. Participants must supply their
own tennis balls.
3. Participants must see Mr. Os
borne in the tennis shack for their
4. If matches are not played off
promptly every day (barring Rain)
both participants will be defaulted.
Extenuating circumstances will
be decided by Coach Lesser. He may
be reached at 4-6045.
The 32 contestants are listed with
their opponents as follows:
Hobbs vs. Still; Peterson vs. Men
sor; Trullingor vs. Bridges; C. Cor
gan vs. Chowning; Carey vs. Kerns;
Johnson vs. Schade; South vs Mead
ows ; Thom vs. Baldini; Mac Donald
vs. Schwartz and Englund vs Wil
In the second half are: McCall vs
Chin; Barde vs. Engstrom; Davis
vs. Berreman; Nerras vs. Pearson;
R. Corgan vs. Boyd; Bonime vs.
All contestants are urged to con
tact their opponents and set a date
for their game. This may be done
through Coach Lesser.
Pairings will be listed at the
tennis shed tomorrow morning,
and will include phone numbers of
the contestants for their conven
ience in arranging play-off times.
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Saturday Tilts _
Of PCC Leaders
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 26 —
(UP)—The great leveling-off pro
cess in West Coast football gets un
der way this week-end.
Six major unbeaten teams left
after last Saturday’s engagements
all put their unblemished two-week
old records on the line against ex-*
perienced and able foes—with the
chances good that there will be an
upset or two recorded before night
How good is ol’ USC ? Has Stan
ford got a point-a-minute machine ?
Will the UCLA Bruins continue
their surprising march ? Is Oregon
R-E-A-L-L-Y that good ? Can Cali
fornia continue to win with those
“long gainers” as her only weapon ?
How will WSC do in the big time ?
Those questions may be answered
come Saturday night.
Right now, most of the unbeaten
teams have looked impressive.
One of the great mysteries is the
Stanford attack that has scored 83
points in two games and kept its
own goal line uncrossed.
The best game of the week may
be the UCLA-Oregon tilt in the Lod
Angeles Coliseum and it should at
tract nearly a full house. Coach Red
Sanders of the Bruins wasn’t ex
pected to have much this year, but
in two tilts he walloped Oregon
State, and then turned around Sat
urday and thumped a good Iowa
team, 41-25. Oregon turned up with
a 41-0 triumph over Idaho.
California, winner over St*
Mary’s, 29-7, gets its first Pacific
Coast Conference test, Oregon
State, which thumped Utah, 27-7.
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