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hvm the. PITT LINE TOUGH Morgautown, W. Va., Oct. S.—"The Pitt line this year will compare favorably favorably with the best lines that Pitt has over lied," said West Virginia university's chief scout, Ira E. Rodgers. Rodgers. today, when asked regarding reports reports that the Panthers this year have the best line la the history of the school. "Pitt has always had good lines/' he continued," and I wouldn't want to say that this line Is better than that of the Tournament of Roses team in 1927, nor better than the lines of 1916 and 1917 when Sutherland, himself, Seldel, Herrcn and other great stare were members of the team. However, it. Is good and will compare right along with them. "Practically every man on the line is a senior, a veteran who has seen regular service before, and they're big and aggressive. Ot course I only saw them against Iowa and Iowa had a center and several guards out of the game. But I don't think It would have made much difference It they had had all their regulars In there. When Iowa was on tho offensive, offensive, there would he three or four Pitt linemen in their waiting for the back to get the ball almost before it was snapped from center." TATE, NOWLAN SHINE Emory, Va., Oct. S.—Elmer Nowlan, Nowlan, tho boy whose kicking caused no little talk down at Richmond, Saturday, gave a ball-carrying and punting exhibition in a scrimmage today that labeled him as a sure starter against the Lynchburg Hornets, Hornets, Saturday night. Injuries to Peters, Starke, and Francisco made It necessary to shift the lanky lad Into tho hackfleld. In the previous games this season he has occupied tho right end position. Although weighing 169 pounds, he possesses a;i abundance of drive, and Is a good kicker and passer. Russell Tate, star of the Richmond Richmond game last week is troubled with a bad arch and may not be able to play against the Hornets. He reported today for the first time this week but did not engage In any of the rough work. If Tate does not recover recover sufficiently the Wasps will be minus the services of four flrst- slring backs Saturday night. The forward wall, with the exception of a few bruises, is In fine shape. READY FOR COMEBVCK Blacks-burg, Va.. Oct. 8 (Special).— Although its lineup for the game with Davidson here Saturday remains remains doubtful, Virginia Tech's eleven is ready for a gallant effort to find the comeback trail. It is confident that It can follow in the steps of other Gobbler teams that havo come hack undaunted after defeat to scale the gridiron heights. Like the team of '96 that took Washington Washington and Lee's scalp after bowing to Virginia of the team of '30 that was crushed by Vanderbllt yet came hack to win a championship, the Gobblers of 1931 redoubled efforts after defeat. Spirit has mn high in the Poly camp all week. The players forgot tho sting of their 40 to 0 walloping by George in the thrill of their long gains and frequent threats to score. The Gobblers gave away touchdowns by rulsplays and fizzled scoring chances by unsteadiness in the pinch, but the sophomore backs are learning learning fast and are profiting by every experience. They are typical sopho more gridmen, eager and excitable but are gaining the steadiness of veterans veterans with every gome. The probable lineup will be, Buck Chandler and Benny Palmer, euds; Harry Stark and BUI GrlnU3, tackles; Gene Hlte and Jim Swart, guards; Captain Gene Brown, center;. center;. Bill Porterfleld, quarterback; Carl Robison and Sam Hard wick, halfbacks, and Bunt Ottley, fullback. VILLANOVA GREAT CLUB Durham, N. C, Oct. 8.—Bringing a ranking eastern team (o this section of the country for the first time since the Duke-Pitt game in 1929, Duke athletic officials are expecting one of the largest crowds of the season season when tho Blue Devils meet Villanova here Saturday. Coach Coach Harry Struhldreher of the Wildcats not only has the most formidable first eleven of his regime at Villanova, but he also has the best reserve material. It is never necessary necessary for him to tire Ijjs first team— he haB shock troops and thqn more shock troops. FIN AL~VTORKOTIT; Pittsburgh, October S. (IP) Johnny Luch, husky West Virginian, was at fullback In place of the lightweight Jimmy Clark as Pitt went through the final workout today today in getting ready for the We.st Virginia Mountaineers here Saturn- day. Luch is almost certain to get a starting joh. Rip Collins, right end, will likely do the punting instead of Bobby Hogan. The Pitt lineup as it appeared in signal drill will be Hlrschberg and Collins, ends; MacMurdo and Quat- ee, tackles; Milllgan and Morris, guards; Daugherty, center; Hogan, quarterback; Heller and Relder, halves, and Luch, fullback, BACKFIELD" ADVANTAGE Pittsburgh, October 8. (JP)— The Duquesne university football team, which opposes West Virginia Wesleyan Wesleyan here tomorrow night, will outweigh the Buckhannon squad two pounds on an average, but Wesleyan Wesleyan will have an advantage In the backfield, where the four "B" hacks, a formidable combination, will drive against the Dukes. Howard and Art Bachtel, Paul Beverldge and Cliff Battles make up the quartet. Coach Cebe Ross and his Wesleyan Wesleyan gridders arrived here this evening and a practice session was held under the floodlights at Forbes field, where the Friday night game will be played. KIRN MAY PLAY Annapolis, Md., October 8. (/P)— An earnest plea that he he allowed to play against the team against which he scored the winning Navy touchdown last year, may. lead to entry, of "Bullet Lou" Kim, Middy backfield ace. into the Maryland game in Washington Saturday. Kirn has been on the sidelines

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  1. Bluefield Daily Telegraph,
  2. 09 Oct 1931, Fri,
  3. Page 8

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