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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 1, 1952)
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By John Whltty
W lieu the 1951 football season opened, most Oregon grid
glowers tabbed it as a building year for Coach l,en Casanova
tld bis varsity prospects. Casanova was brand new on the job,
lid the fact that there were only fifteen leltermen back from the
niniprcssive Duck squad of the year before led to dire pre
ictioiis on the part of observers all over the coast.
Casanova and his boys heeded these notices not a bit, and
vent on to prove that though they lacked experience, they had
lore than their share of that quality known to football players
s "guts”. Perhaps the most significant exhibition of this
ighting spirit on the Webfoot team was in the California game,
vherc the Ducks went against a vastly favored Golden Bear
earn on the latter s home grounds, and matched touchdowns
vith them, losing finally on the strength of two extra points.
During the season, two things were evident. First, Coach
'8-anu\a was relying mainly on the younger members of bis
earn to carry the squad, and secondly, perhaps due to the youth
4(^he players, this was one team that would never admit defeat,
t became evident that the phrase, "a building year," often used
n derision, applied in all seriousness to the 1951 Oregon foot
Nine Fresh Lettermen
An indication of the number of underclassmen who saw ac
ion for the Duck eleven i> given l»v the fact that nine freshmen
eceivcd varsity letters for their performances during the year.
V brief run-down on each of the nine will provide a prediction
if the type of football Oregon fans can expect in years to come.
Harold Reeve, end: Converter! from fullback to end in the
iJirine game, Hal continued to hold down the wing position
or Casanova. Playing mostly on defense, the 205 pound Reeve
-lade good use of his speed to keep plays around his end on
Dick Davenport, end: Although injured halfway through
1e season, Davenport made a name for himself as a pass re
eiver which was unequaled by any other freshman performer
n the coast. Although he weighs in at only 175, it is stretched
ver a 6-foot, 2-inch frame, and Dick uses his height to the
John Reed, tackle: Reed is a former Kugene high star who
a playing his first year of collegiate ball after three years
» the Army. He played for two seasons at Port Ord, Calif.,
S well as spending one season at X’ewberg Preparatory in New
ink. John spent most of his playing time on defense, and with
little more weight lie should see much action next year.
:Jack Patera, tackle: A 210 pounder from Washington high
l Portland. Jack used his tremendous power to the best ad
antage. Jle was both a hard man to move and a hard man to
top. He also participated for the Portland team in the annual
Pat Curtis, guard: A very fast man for his size, Curtis is
nother player who played fullback in high school for Jeffer
3n of Portland, then was shifted in the Shrine game. He played
jeh brilliant ball at the line position that Casanova left him
lere after he arrived at Oregon. Pat weighs 201 pounds.
Harry Mondale, guard: Harry is probably one of the shortest
ten ever to play football for the Webfoots. Standing only 5
)ot, 6-inches, he weighs 195 pounds. Harry uses his speed to
et the jump on bigger, slower opponents and then opens the
ay for the ball carriers following.
Lou Kollias, center: A sturdy linebacker from Elizabeth,
a., Kollias gave a good account of himself all through the
Jason. Weighing 198 pounds, Lou is one of those rough, tough
oys who plays the game for sheer love of competing.
Charlie May, center: A very large man for a freshman,
harlie stands six-feet, two-inches, and weighs in at 215 pounds,
ie played prep ball for The Dalles high school and saw con
derable action for the down-state team in the Shrine game,
harlie is another boy who should play a lot of football for
ie University of Oregon.
(ieorge Shaw, quarterback-halfback: One of the most herald
| high school players ever to graduate from au Oregon high
jhool, George twice guided the Grant Generals to the State
hampionship. A great passer, Shaw throws well on either long
| short passes, lie is also a tricky faker and his speed and
lility make him as good a halfback as he has already proved
Apse If to he a quarterback. He set a new national record for
rss interceptions this year, which shows that his ability is not
mfined to offensive play alone.
Monopolizes ND Statistics
Nf>hI,hS • CUP)—'I lie high-flying University of
v\ ashmgton Huskies held the lion’s share of the statistical
honors today in the Pacific Coast conference Northern Division
higurcs released by the I’CC commissioner’s office showed
the Huskies’ dangerous duo of I-’rank Guisness and Hob Hou
bregs were running one-two in scoring, while teammate Duane
—Photo by Peon Brmd
PICTURED ABOVE is JIrn
Vraiiizan, University of Oregon
forward, who Is expected to see
action In tonight's series opener
In McArthur court with the
University Of Washington Husk
Host Clark Quint
Friday and Saturday nights the
Oregon JV’s play the Clark J.C.'s
from Washington and Everybody's
Drug from Eugene at McArthur
court. Both of these tilts are pre
liminary games to the Washington
Oregon series and will start at
Thus far the Duck juniors have
won eight of 12 tilts. Coach Don
Kirsch's tentative lineup will prob
ably include Howard Page and Hon
Phillips at guards; Doug Rogers
at center and Don Siegmund and
Hugh Marxer at forwards.
In eight games, Phillips has
scored 92 points for a 10.2 average
per game. Phillips hit his peak
against the OSC juniors last week
when he potted 25 counters in one
game. To complete the rest of the
starters’ scoring, Page has 79
points in 11 games, Siegmund has
53 in nine games, Rogers 39 in
nine games and Marxer 33 in eight
Desk Editor: Uarry Lavelle.
Staff: Bill Gurney, Bill Brands
ness, Jay Fornier and Norm Webb.
Pasadena Junior College defeat
ed John Muir J.C. 33-19 in the
1951 Turkey Tussle Bowl. Wow!
Wake Forest had the best ma
jor-college defensive record in the
nation during the 1950 campaign.
Oregon’s total offense record for
a single football game is 454 yards
(against Santa Barbara in 1948).
Enochs was the loop’s best marks
Washington also was in com
mand of team shooting from the
floor with 164 field goals in 489'
attempts for a 33.5 per cent mark. !
The Huskies held a narrow lead in
scoring with an average of 57.8 j
points per game in eight contests.1
Guianese, a veteran forward,
dropped 34 field goals and 27 free
throws in eight outings for 107
points and an average of 13.4
markers per game.
Center Houbregs averaged 12.8
per game in five trips to the flood.
He was sidelined with injuries for
Enochs hit the target with 31 of
his 66 field goal attempts for a
classy 47 per cent shooting aver
University Of Oregon’s Ken Hunt
was third In scoring with 11.5
points per game, and Hartley Kru
ger of the University of Idaho
followed Enochs in field goal
marksmanship with 38 per cent.
Danny Johnston of Oregon State
College had the best mark on free
throws, scoring 23 points in 26 at
tempts for 88.5 per cent. Herb
Millard of Idaho was second with
84 per cent.
An average of 15.5 rebounds per
game put Oregon's Bob Peterson
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