Clipped From Abilene Reporter-News
-- 6 after University the fivft 0 any Tech. Lumkin quarter rammed six- the midfield. Lumpkin, and In to over large- quarter. 14 to Quantico Thrilling 13-12 C l Keeps Vols' Three- Year Unbeaten Record Alive By ALAN 3. GOULD, Associated Press Sparta Editor. KNOXVILLE, Term., Dec. 8.--The Volunteers of Tennessee, playing with all the dashing and daring skill of youth, scuttled the Southern conference championship 'lopes of Florida today In a thrilling climax to one of the greatest Dixie gridiron seasons. ' Â· These sturdy sons of Tennessee, with a scrappy fast charging line and three sensational sophomores .he backfield, ripped into the defense defense of the country's highest powered powered scoring machine, tore it apart n the first half with a bewildering attack and had the stuff to turn back Florldas' desperate counter .hrust that fell only a single point shy of squaring the count. Tennessee's final margin was 13, 0 12. I Nearly Tied Only a Thanksgiving Day score- ess tie with Kentuckj keeps the Vols from claiming an equal share if Southern title glory with Georgia Tech, which closed its campaign at Atlanta today by beating Georgia lefore moving on to represent Dixie n the Bore Bowl game at Pasadena New Year's Day. As it stands, Tennessee, under ,h. coaching of the ojd West Point star. Major Bob Niyland, has played 20 consecutive games over a three- Â·ear period without defeat, winning 18 and tying two. Neyland rose from a sick bed, vhere he has been confined by ~or several days, to see his young charges outdo themselves today as .hey got the jump oh the brilliant Florida array, took the lead in the second period and kept it to the finish in spite of the most determined determined counter charges of "Cannonball "Cannonball Clyde" Crabtree and his crew ighting Gators. Were Unbeaten Florida, unbeaten previously this 'ear and with a speedy, well drilled lutfit, entered the game top heavy a favorite. Each touchdown tallied by Florida iut the Galore within a point of Tennessee but each time the failure if the try for extra point kept the dsitors from catching their flying rivals. Tennessee's running attack with lackman and McEver -- ripping through Florida's line--got trie home team off to a flying start. Each of these stars scored a touchdown but it was the brilliant all around defensive work of Dodd, aided by Hackman, that kept the Sators from flying through the air victory. Playing at quarterback n place of the injured Captain Witt, Dodd displayed supurb generalship generalship in his selection of plays and twice put Florida on the defen sive with quick kicks that fooled he Gator backs completely and hem many valuable yards. Lineups: Pos. Florida (1?) .LE Van sickel .LT Waters ,LG Steeple ..C Clark Beeves . Hicks Stanley . Bower Eethea. Owens ..Sauls Tcnn. (13) lug Thayer . 'uller ... Finney .. Tripp ... ohnston Alley ... Dodd .... Hackman itcEver . Horner . ...RG.. ..BT... ..BE... ..QB... .LHB.. ,.BHB.. ..FB... Score by periods: Tennessee 0 7 0 6--13 Florida 0 0 6 6--12 Scoring: By Tennessee--Touch- owns, McEver and Hackman. Exra Exra point, Alley (pass from Dodd). By Florida--Touchdowns: Goodread Goodread (sub for Bethea) and Owens. Officials: Referee--Lambert, Ohio State. Umpire--Bagley, Washington Lee; linesman--Clark, sewanee; field judge--Franke, Army.