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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 8, 1949)
By JOHN BARTON
Assistant Sports Editor
So it was the UCLA game all over again ; that’s what the fans
said after Saturday s fray with \\ ashington. It was the same
story from the standpoint of each team getting the ball and scor
ing in turn and neither outfit being able to stop the other, but
Oregon was certainly not the same team as in the Los Angeles
Ducks Powerful Saturday
I'or one thing, the Ducks were a mighty powerful team in
Portland Saturday and no one was ashamed of them. After their
defeat at the hands of the Bruins, the Ducks were told by some
loving fans that they looked like a sandlot team and should be
,» ashamed of themselves. Oregon had trouble in the Coliseum, but
they certainly didn’t have trouble of that kind against the Hus
For sure, Washington got the jump and started scoring
first. And the Webfoots never caught up. The game was lost in
the third quarter when Oregon could not score on three tries.
Here’s the situation in closing minutes of first half:
Washington had just scored, the score was 21-13. Sanders re
turned the kickoff to the 40 from his own 23, and the fans settled
down to see another powerful drive. In the p.ressbox, the talk was
“If the Ducks make this TD and then hold Washington, Oregon
will get the kickoff at the beginning of the second half and have
a chance to get one touchdown ahead.”
Knickrehm Had it Won
With about three minutes to go, Oregon was driving down on
'►-the Huskie nine yard line when four downs went past without a
gain and Oregon lost the ball. Washington then smacked the line
three times and on the third try. Husky half Mel Davis fumbled
the ball and Webfoot Gus Knickrehm recovered. That recoverey
by Knickrehm was the key to the whole game, for after that, End
Darrell Robinson grabbed a pass away from two Washington de
fenders in the end zone and chalked up six points for Oregon.
Chet Daniels, back in his rut by this time, cooly toed the extra
point over the uprights.
So there we had the situation which the boys in the press-box
were talking about in the last half of the second quarter.
After the half-time intermission, the Huskies kicked off to
Oregon (because the Ducks had opened the game with their
kickoff) and Sanders plowed to the 43 from the 20 to get the
same old TD drive underway. It was all very nice. Washing
ton’s line was crumpling like paper before the Webfoot attack
just like it had in the first half. That is, it was all very nice un
til that unfortunate fumble on the Washington 15 after six
plays had carried the ball from the Oregon 40.
But the Huskies gave Oregon another chance by in turn
fumbling just two plays later. Again Knickrehm recovered, as if
to say, “Now, look gang, let’s keep it this time, huh?” But the
Huskies found their line defense, and four plays resulted only in
backing the Ducks up to the Sled Dogs’ 37 yard line. That’s
where the game went—right there. In the same quarter, Oregon
stopped a Huskies drive and Washington was in the process of
slowing another Oregon drive before the gun ended the period.
Does Stelle Use the "Pocket?"
In being pushed back on that series of downs, and again in the
final quarter, Earl Stelle was guilty of one terrible fault, as we
saw it. He stepped out of his iron pocket. Now, maybe Aiken
wants him to do that—maybe Oregon has discarded the iron
pocket for the defense of the passer, but we saw it work pretty
darned well several other times during the game. On these plays
it was at least a case of Stelle not stepping back before he got the
Anyway, when he stepped out of the “pocket” on these two
occasions, the Husky line did everything but run their sled ov
er him. He lost 18 yards on the above mentioned third quarter
stepping-out, and eight yards in a duplication on the second
play of the fourth quarter.
Fans who stuck around and saw the half-time intermission
festivities also saw some good band work by the Huskies horn
tooters ... AND Gloria. Gloria, the majorette-who danced on the
field instead of strutting, hails from the College of Puget Sound,
according to a Huskie authority with whom we chatted at half
time. What’s more, she is national collegiate champion in batton
twirling. Gloria raised almost as much interest as did the Seattle
football team. At least, Gloria’s name was being mentoiried more
on the campus yesterday.
Every Kind of Pass
Back to the game. Washington’s passing attack was truly
amazing. They used button-hook passes (in which the receiver
runs out and then turns around sharply), screen passes (in which
the receiver drifts out about four yards with the whole line in
front of him), and they used bullet passes over the line. One
Washington observer stated the Huskies looked the best Satur
day they have all year. This was aided, no doubt, by the fact that
the whole team is playing together for just about the first time.
Different men have been going out with injuries at various times.
As they are now, the Huskies have a great team, but no greater
Sigma Kappa vs. Zeta Tau Alpha
Carson hall vs. Pi Beta Phi
Rebec house vs. Kappa Kappa
High scores predominated intra
mural volleyball action yesterday
with Alpha Phi, Alpha Delta Pi,
and Delta Delta Delta coming
through on the top side of scoring.
Paced by Barbara Green, putting
18 well placed serves over the net,
the Alpha Phi squad had little trou
ble downing the Able Eight team of
Highland house 49-23.
Also high in scoring for the win
ners’ were Alice Morrow contribut
ing eleven and Dulcy Renne with
seven. Serving for the co-op squad
were Pat Boyer making eight and
Lee Odland with five.
Ending the game with a 30 point
lead put another check in the win
column of the ADPi team when
they swept past the Li’l Eight Balls
of Highland house 47-17.
Serving for a good share of the
points on the winning team was
Norma Lamoreaux making 19. Al
so sharing scoring honors were Jan
Whipple with ten points and Mary
Ellen Burrell with six.
After a close first half, the Tri
Delta team smashed their way to a
37 to 29 victory over Delta Gamma.
Leading the attack was Joan Ris
ley serving for ten points followed
by team mate Shirley Peters with
five. Scoring for the losing team
was Lois Williams with six.
Action last Wednesday saw Kap
pa Alpha Theta falling to Delta
Gamma 27-18, Alpha Phi winning
over Alpha Chi Omega 44-23, and
Hendricks hall downing Sigma
A three day lapse of activity
hasn't curbed action in I.M. volley
Last night's volleyball action in
the, east and west courts of the
men’s gym will verify that state
ment. There had been no games
since Thursday evening, but yes
terday, twelve teams — eight of
which were “B’s”—zoomed back
into vehement competition. Wins
were recorded by the Beta Theta
Phi and Theta Chi A squads; ATO,
Kappa Sigma, Sigma Chi, and Chi
Psi were B league victors.
In the initial A squad tiff the
Beta Theta Phis had very little
trouble in scoring two victories.
The winning scores read 15-5 and
Theta Chi became the mythical
“2-0” victor as the Legal Eagles
failed to show.
The ATO “B” machine rolled to
a 15-9 win in the initial game of
their match, but the Sig Eps gave
evidence that they were not to
be taken lightly as they retaliated
with a 15-6 win in the second
game. The Tau thumpers came
steaming back to win the third
game 15-4 and hence the match
victory was theirs.
J The Kappa Sig juniors squeezed
through the initial game 15-13 with
Cherney Hal], but took the second
tiff by a 15-6 count and the match
An under-manned French Hall
crew gave the Chi Psis a “run for
the money” but the Greeks rallied
at the right time and as a result
their winning scores read 15-8 and
It was nip and tuc’ in the finale,
but Sigma Chi took the best two
out of three series from Delta Up
silon by 15-10 and 15-9 scores.
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