Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 11, 1949, Page 5, Image 5

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Assistant Sports Editor
So it was the Oregon 4-on-4 defense which stopped the Wash
ington State Cougars cold in Saturday's tilt at Pullman. The
good old 4-on-4 defense, which has the double feature of being
an eight man line or of being a four man line with a crowded pass
defense backfield.
The 4-on-4, as we call it, consisted in Saturday’s contest of
Dotur, Lung, Roberts, and Daniels playing right on the scrim
mage line with Missfeldt, Patrick, Johnson, and Daugherty
backing up, ready to fall into any holes (because of a line
smash, or run back for quick pass defense.
Some writers were already speculating yesterday that Jim
Aiken used it mainly because he saw how UCLA stopped his own
ground attack with it the week before. That may be, but we re
member last year when the same UCLA used the 4-on-4 de
fense against Oregon with slightly better than no success. In
that 1948 game, Oregon smashed through the Bruins with every
thing they had, and all on the ground. One Bruin commented
after the game that year that the 4-on-4 defense didn’t seem to
make a bit of difiference—Oregon went right through it. Well,
Oregon didn’t go right through it this year, and the Cougars
didn't, either.
Patrick and Daugherty, Inc.
The regular line backers, Patrick ancl Daugherty, did a ter
rific job of backing along with Missfeldt and Johnson Saturday.
To the casual listener of the game broadcast, it seemed that every
other tackle made near the line of scrimmage was by one or both
of these men. Daugherty will be back for one more year. Patrick
is a sophomore. Fans may groan next year that the line has grad
uated, but there will be these two solid backers, and we mean
Fans who stayed in town Saturday but didn’t see the Ore
gon Frosh-U. of Portland Frosh game on Hayward field sure
missed a mighty fine football game. The Frosh looked a little
rough in spots, but showed tremendous power on both offense
and defense.
Big Jake Williams, if he keeps playing ball like he did Satur
day, will make people say, “Who was this Dick Wilkins guy they
said was so hot?’’ Jake is that good. We sarv him on one play,
after having run downfield about 40 yards to get under a pass,
stop dead in his tracks and dash back through the defense men a
good ten yards to scoop up the ball, which had fallen short when
quarterback Harold Dunham had trouble getting it away. He
then proceeded to run toward the goal once more, right through
the same defense men until they pushed him out of bounds on
the 5 yard line. Only trouble was (sob), they called the play back
for a penalty.
He Blocks, Too
Jake made two touchdowns after grabbing passes and then
exhibited a few points of finer broken field running. He also did
no mean job of blocking for running plays. We look for Big Lake,
from Boystown, Neb., to be a star in a few years.
Another standout in the Frosh contest was Wayne Parsons,
who put in some time at quarterback, but looked much better on
defense as a halfback. At the offensive quarter spot, Dunham
seems to have that just about sewed up. Parsons, on defense, had
a nasty little habit of getting under passes, intercepting them,
and running toward his own goal for some little distance. This
made the Portland team get hot under the shoulder pads to no
end, but he kept doing- it, when he wasn’t booting conversions.
Must Be in School First
Some fans at the Frosh game looked at the Frosh team warm
ing' up, looked at their rosters (supplied by the athletic news bu
reau), and then looked back at the field trying to locate Phil Tur
ner, the breakaway halfback from The Dalles, who was ticketed
to do a lot of offense work for the Ducklings. Turner just wasn’t
there. Cause of the situation was the fact that, through some
trouble in Emerald hall, Turner was not registered in the insti
tution under whose colors he would have been playing. Next
week, according to a member of the Frosh coaching staff, Tur
ner will be there.
Turner will have some tough competition during the com
ing week from a lad named Ron Lyman. Lyman did some
mighty potent ball carrying in the Portland game, mainly
through the line. Turner could have been used, for there wasn’t
a breakaway man on the field, and there wasn’t too much speed.
However, for plain getting the ball where he wanted it, Lyman
was doing well.
Did you know that, previous to last Saturday, Oregon was
leading the entire football nation in kickoff returns? We didn’t
either. The athletic news bureau hasn’t as yet figured in last
weekend’s games, but the Ducks may still have a lead. Reason
for it is the long run of George Bell at the opening of the second
half of the Idaho game and the kickoff return for a touchdown
^ which Woodley Lewis performed against UCLA.
Bills' Coach
Gets Boot
Lowell (Red) Dawson, the taciturn
coach of the Buffalo Bills profes
sional football team, was fired in a
sudden upheaval and line coach
Clem Crowe immediately was chos
en to take his place, the team an
nounced today.
Although Dawson had wrangled
with his star quarterback, George
Ratterman last year there were no
indications that he was not getting
along with the management.
However, after the Bills lost their
fourth all America conference
game of the season to the Los An
geles Dons here yesterday, the club
owner James F. Breuill walked in
to the dressing room and called
Dawson aside. On the spot he asked
for—and got—the coach’s resigna
Fogdall, Wickham
Talk to Moms, Dads
Mrs. Golda P. Wickham, Direc
tor of Women’s Affairs, and Vir
gil S. Fogdall, Director of Men’s
Affairs, spoke before the Salem
units of the Oregon Mothers’ and
Dads’ Clubs at a dinner meeting at
the Mayflower Milk Company Mon
day night.
Mrs. Grant B. Fallin is president
of the Salem Mothers’ organiza
tion, with Mrs. John R. Caughell
serving as secretary. President of
the Dads’ group is John R. Caugh
ell, with Merwin Fidler acting as
(Continued from page four)
The record flight was the third
attempt by Jongeward, 31, and
Woodhouse, 26. In tljeir first try
the pair were able to stay in the
air only 74 hours before engine
trouble forced them down. In their
second attempt they stayed up 155
The two pilots estimated they
flew 89,920 miles at an average
speed of a little more than 75 miles
an hour. At no time did they travel
farther than 400 miles from their
home base.
Betty Jongeward and Bertha
Woodhouse, wives of the fliers,
helped their husbands by preparing
special diets at the airport over the
week ends. Both worked the rest of
the week and a restaurant fixed up
meals for the fliers.
In addition to today's celebration,
a more formal welcome will be held
later in the week with a street cele
bration in downtown Yuma to
which Gov. Dan Garvey and Miss
America, Arizona’s Jacque Mercer,
have been invited.
(Continued from page Jour)
Late in the second period, with
the count at 13-0, the Frosh pushed
their other score into the end zone
when Dunham drifted back ten
yards from the Portland 45 and
fired the ball to left end Wiliams
on the Portland 1. Big Jake step
ped onto pay dirt unmolested.
In the middle of the third period,
the same combination, Dunham to
Williams, put the ball over the
Portland goal from the 21-yard
line. Portland turned DiPonzio
loose and with 7 minutes, 52 sec
onds left in the game, he churned
his way over the goal. Frank La
gan split the uprights for the con
version, ending the day’s scoring.
The Frosh lived up to all ratings
in their first game, but neverthe
less looked ragged in places. Sev
eral fumbles marred their attack,
but were balanced by many Port
land Frosh fumbles.
Sports Staff
Jerry Meyers
John Barton
Sam Fidman
Bob Tweedell
Sammies Victors
In League Playoff
S.A.M. vs.
Betas vs.
Sigma Chi vs.
Theta Chi
Chi Psi
Sigma Alpha Mu clinched its
league championship yesterday, by
romping over Minturn Hall in the
only league playoff of the day. The
Sammies and Minturn were in a
tie, both with a 3-1 won-lost record.
Showing better form yesterday
than in their first game when the
Sammies won a 0-0 game by five
first downs to two, the Greek
house showed off both aerial and
rushing strength. The game ended
in another scoreless tie with the
Sammies on the long end of a 4-2
first down count. That was their
fifth game without being scored
In the opening quarter Min
turn showed surprising strength
on the ground with their flashy
back, Santos, toting the ball up
to the midfield stripe. A fifteen
yard penalty against Sammies
helped Mintum’s cause and they
picked up another first down to
give them the lead at half time
of two first downs to Sammies
The kickoff at the beginning of
the second half went into the end
zone and SAM took the ball over
on the twenty. On the opening pipy
Artzt looped a twenty yard pane
to Ginzburg, and he ran another
twenty yards to bring his team up
to the Minturn forty. On an end
around, Barde picked up another
twenty yards.
Minturn turned them bacK
there ,on an interception, and
brought the hall up to their own
forty again. Tom King then inter
cepted his fourth pass of the day
and the Sammies took over op
the midfield stripe. In three
rushing plays they were up tp
the Minturn’s seventeen but were
halted again.
The last quarter showed Minturn
turning to passes, due to Santos
injured leg, but they could pot
penetrate SAM's defense. With one
minute to play Minturn’s futile
ness was shown in the air, but
King broke up the game with his
interception in the last seconds. Qn
the last play of the fray, Manturn’s
sparkling back, Boyd, suffered a
leg injury but walked off the field
a few minutes later.
Tomorrow, the Sammies meet
Theta Chi in the opening cantos
for the intramural championship
USC and California Meet
In Coast's Game-of-Week
The Bruins from UCLA will run up against Santa Clara's Broncos
this week, but no one around here cares much.
All eyes and ears that aren’t occupied with the Oregon-Colorado
game at Hayward Field Saturday afternoon will be turned toward the
Southland—Southern California, that is—where California's Golden
Bears will be playing the Trojans of Southern Cal.
They’ll meet at Berkeley—before a crowd which will probably
number 80,000 plus—in a contest which well may be the deciding one
in the race for the 1949 Pacific Coast Conference crown.
The Bears pushed aside Wisconsin’s Badgers last week by a 35-20
score in an intersectional contest at Madison. USC and Ohio State
battled to a 13-13 tie the same afternoon.
Cal will probably be on the short end of the odds, although some
of the experts are calling it an even game.
Both teams still have to face UCLA, but the one that comes out
on top next Saturday will have an important edge in the race for tbe
Rose Bowl bid.
• • •
The Co-op has a large selection of
Titles from the Library of—
Andrew Fish, Ph.D.
• • •
These Books are on display on the
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U. of O. Co-op
Chapman Hall