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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 30, 1949)
By BILL WILLARD
Emerald Sports Writer
The power packed Pacific Coast Conference will again unveil
its overall strength this weekend when the third week of con
ference competition gets underway.
Most eyes will be focused on our green-clad Ducks as they
invade the Southland for their annual clash with the surprisingly
strong UCLA eleven. The contest will be played under the arc
lights Friday night.
TEARS OR CHEERS
Sports writers up and down the coast are scratching their
heads trying to find an answer to the probable winner. We of the
Emerald staff are no exception.
The foe is knee deep in fast breakaway backs with such
standouts as All Coast Ernie Johnson, Bob Watson, Ray Na
gel, Howard Hansen, Hal Braly, Bill Duffy, Dave Williams,
and Cliff Schroeder. The Bruins speed extends to the flanking
position with ends such as Riggs, Hunt, Wilkenson, and Vu
Red Sanders, the UCLA coach, has done a good job of con
verting the “T” men to the single wing. The wing is made for
such triple threat men as Johnson, Schroeder, and Braly.
THE BRIGHTEST SIDE
Although the Bruins are ladened with backfield talent, they
■ffave two great weaknesses; the middle of their line is weak at
center and right guard. Leon McLaughlin is a strong center but
his reserves are weak. The same holds true at the right guard po
sition where John Nikcevich must be a sixty minute man for the
team to be at full strength.
The second weakness is in pass defense. Last week against
the Bruins, Iowa completed fifty percent of its passes for a net
gain of 202 yards in the ozone.
The Webfoots boast one of the toughest defensive teams on
the coast, especially on pass defense. Such well known stand
outs on offense as Woodley Lewis, Earl Stelle, Johnny McKay,
George Bell, and Bob Sanders have set up a web-like aerial
The main weakness displayed by the Ducks has been ball
handling. In their first two encounters the green-and-lemon
have fumbled many times.
In the air, the Bruins have a slight edge on their past per
formances this season. On the ground the Oregonians have
shown more power. Defensively the home boys have the edge
having only seven points scored against them this season, while
U.C.L.A.’s opponents have racked up 38.
The conclusion . ,. what conclusion? ... oh!, well, we’ll stick
with the home team in a tight one.—say 20-14. (The above state
ment is being printed as a prayer, amen.)
The local sports writers are looking (probably in vain) for
an upset in the California-Oregon State game. Come now, com
rades face reality.
The guests from Berkeley sport a powerful team headed by
All-American guard Rod Franz. The Golden Bears have an
all veteran line and the backfield with their new “C” to “C”
^combination is potent. (Quarterback Charlie Erb III to fleet
footed Charlie Sarver). The Bears are three deep in every po
sition with letterman as usual.
Our friends from Corvallis have a fair first team but a great
lack of reserve strength. They have a strong back in the person
of Ken Carpenter, a triple threat man. Ten other men will ac
company Mr. Carpenter on the field to try to stop the Blue-and
Gold machine. Outcome—California 28 Oregon State 7.
There is a group of Cardinal-clad boys in Palo Alto that have
presented themselves as a worthy contender for the PCC. Stan
ford for the past three years has had the championship frosh
eleven, which now gives them a team three deep in every posi
tion. The Indians have shown a diversified running and passing
attack headed by all-coast candidate Emory Mitchell at full.
Their worthy opponents this Saturday afternoon will be the
Michigan Wolverines, the power of the Big Ten for the past
two seasons. The Big Ten team still has power but lacks the
deoth that it has had the past two seasons.
io be sure Mr. Sid Ordmann and Company will be hard to
beat . . . well', frip a coin.. . . what’s that, Fritz, ya say Stanford
21-20. Ouien sabe.
BIG WALLS OF TROY
The U.S.C,. Trojans should have quite a time troying with de
fenseless Washington State. The conference favorites 28-0.
Idaho, fresh from their lacing at the hands of the Ducks,
meets ready, willing, and able Texas. The Longhorns should
coast to an easy victory 33-7. Poor Dixie!
Notre Dame 41, Washington 13. Need I say more! It looks
like the Coast teams have the power this year, let’s hope they
k^ep it ’till January 2. huh?
Delts, Phi Delts Rolf
To Impressive Wins
Pi Kaps v 3.
Stan Ray vs.
Phi Sigs vs.
Sherry Ross vs.
S. A. E. vs.
Two runaways, two forfeits, and
four tight games were registered
yesterday in intramural touch foot
ball as the Phi Delts scalped Omega
Hall 40-0, the Delts swamped West
minister 27-0, the Chi Psis edged
out McChesney 6-0, and the Phi Psis
defeated Sederstrom 7-0. Both the
Sammies and the Betas got their
wins the hard way by running up
more first downs. In the other two
games set for today, Delta Upsilon
and Theta Chi were handed forfeit
victories when the opponents failed
to. field teams at gametime.
PHI DELTS WIN
A rough-and-ready grid outfit
from Phi Delta Theta scored al
most at will in running up a lop
sided score of 40 to 0 over Omega
Mitch Cleary was another Van
Brocklin as he fired no less than six
touchdown passes for the victors.
His first payoff toss came in the
initial quarter of the ball game, as
he hit Elwin Paxton in the end zone.
Bob Wilcox was another red-hot
Phi Delt as he pulled in three Cleary
aerials for counters. Other TD pass
es were to Tom King and Keith Far
num, ex-Salem basketball ace.
The boys from Omega Hall, too
busy trying to keep the score a two
figue number, never threatened.
After pulling away to a quick 13
to 0 lead, Delta Tau Delta went on
to smother Westminster by a 27 to
In the first period, Bod Adair
lotted a long one 'o Doug Farrell
for first blood, and a few mo
ments later Jim Dunlap rifled the
ball to Farrell for the second TD.
The same busy Mr. Farrell hauled
in another aerial for the Delts’
The victors rolled again in the
third stanza, scoring on a pass from
On Basic Plays
Oregon’s Yearling football squad
buckled down yesterday to more
serious practice in preparation for
their season’s opener against the
Portland University Freshmen in
Eugene October 8.
Coach Bill Bowerman ran the
ducklings through a stiff workout
of calesthenics, fundamentals, and
The starting team has not
been picked as yet, but with an
abundance of ex-prep stars it
looks as if all four teams will be
It is as yet too early to tell ex
actly how the Frosh gridders will
do this year. From all appearances
however, it is likely that they will
turn in an undefeated season.
Following the opener the
Frosh will meet the Oregon State
Rooks on Hayward Field Oct. 14.
The next weekend the Yearlings
travel to Seattle for a Saturday
game against the University of
Ada-'r to Dunlap. The final tally
came in the last quarter, as Jerry
Hunter took a pass and ran ten
yards for six points. Guldagger
passed for the extra point.
PHI PSIS ROLL
The gridiron machine from Phi
Kappa Psi gave Snowbelle some
thing to bark about, as they nosed
out Sederstrom Hall in a tight 7-to
The death knell for Sederstrom
sounded in the first quarter, as
Cal Smith rifled the ball to Dune
Liston, who ran through the sec
ondary for the score. Phi Psi con
verted, and the score read 7 to 0.
From here on in it was touch and
go, as the Phi Psi's battled for the
game,cinching touchdown, and Sed
erstrom struggled to tie the score.
3n two occasions, touchdowns push
ed over by the Fhi Psis were recall
ed. However, Sederstrom never
threatened seriously, and the game
ended with the score still 7 to 0.
Two boys named Charlie paid off
for the Chi Psis, as they hammered
out a 6 to 0 decision over a McChes
ney Hall team that just couldn’t get
The Charlies, Rufner and Stra
der, kicked, passed, received
blocked, and ran so well that one
or the other figured in every Chi
Midway through the second per
iod, Rufner ran the ball 20 yards to
the McChesney sin. On the next
play fliped the ball to Preston Holt
for the game’s only score. The con
version pass was batter down. With
six seconds to go, Strader pulled in
a Rufner pass on the McChesney
three-yard stripe, but the Lodgers
failed to tally.
Although they lacked the class
that toppled Sigma Nu, Beta Theta
Pi stayed ir. the winners’ circle with
a first-downs triumph over an up
set-minded Pi Kappa Alpha seven.
The passing of A1 Mann started
the Betas rolling, after an un
eventful first quarter. After hav
ing an aerial dropped in the end
zone, Mann completed to the 5 at
the first half's conclusion.
The red-hot Pi Kaps started a
drive of their own in the third pr
iod, blit a bad center pass put out
the fire. Beta got moving through
the air lanes again in the final chap
ter, but a second-bounce pass inter
ception by Bob Bradley saved the
day. The contest ended with the
Betas, 20 yards from paydirt.
DOWNS SAVE SAM
Despite the often-brilliant pass
ing of Nestor Hall’s Merwin Bern
stein, Sigma Alpha Mu copped the
honors by punching out four first
downs to the dorm boys’ one, in a
hard-fought scoreless tie.
The Sammies started out with
a bang as they rolled deep into
Nestor territory, but Ed Artz’
TD aerial to Jerry Ginsburg was
called back. Bernstein, whose
running, jumping passes were the
whole show for Nestor, suffered
the same fate in the fourth per
SAM's early passing attack net
ted them three first downs, which,
with one added later, proved suffi
cient to garner an official 1 to 0 tri
umph. The rugged Sammie line and
alert pass defense allowed the Nes
tor crew but one first down.
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