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Clarion-Ledger from Jackson, Mississippi · Page 11

Jackson, Mississippi
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Saturday, December 1, 1962
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f Rebels Are After Perfect Season In Finale Against Bulldogs Today 1PW ,i I i ii inn mmwm n i . , unu Jim.. -I, I.': " JOHN HOWARD V AUGHT A Victory That Was Expected VAUGHT VOTED COACH OF YEAR ATLANTA (UPI) - Johnny Vaught, seldom on the losing bench in 16 years as coach of the mighty Mississippi Rebels, added another honor to his collection today when he was named Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year by United Press International. It was not an unexpected victory as Vaught's Rebels, ranked no. 3 in the nation are headed toward their first perfect season and should be one of no more than three major teams which are unbeaten and untied this season. But it is a victory which has eluded the 52-year-old Mississippi coach the past few seasons simply because his Rebels could not beat Louisiana State, annually the toughest team on their schedule. They broke that hex this sea- I CO-RICH DIKE li. '"2EiSi ' UiJ Sllgap" SPRITE BUCE BAR ADJUSTS DP FOR BOYS V low, low-price on quality bike! Loaded with features. Comfortable saddle, eJifomo rims, kickstand, chainguard. T SWEEP PEDAL CAR Ho Payments Til January! pvo r UTUIOIIIl Til January! AtW son with a 15-7 win oved L. S. U. that was more convincing than the score indicates and thereby vaulted themselves into the SBC Championship, the Sugar Bowl and a possible National Championship and earned Vaught the title he was handed by UPI today. JORDAN SECOND Vaught received nearly half of the votes and won by a 2-to-l margin over runnerup Ralph Jordan of Auburn. Alabama's Paul Bryant, who won the title in 1961 when his tidemen won the National Championship with a perfect season, was a close third. In Vaught's 16 years at Mississippi, the Rebels have won 128 games while tying seven and losing only 31. They suffered one or less loss in nine of those seasons and in eight of the past 11. But they have never had a perfect season before and figure to accomplish that feat this year by beating Mississippi State in today's finale at Oxford, Miss. In the past six seasons, Mississippi had won 55 games, lost six and tied two. The Rebels have lost only three of their past 43 games. -. , . ' By naming Vaught SEC Coach of the Year today, the South's newspaper, radio and television sports editors completed their choices for UPI Conference football awards for 1962. SHOP AT Your Convenient BJ.Gccdnth Store FL 4-1512 108 E. NO PAVEMENTS 'TIL JANUARY CONVERTS FOR DOVS OR GIRLS Bright rod finish. Dependable coaster brake. Training wheels available, $2.49 set BOY'S OR GIRL'S No Payments Til January! BEST BUY 10" TRIKE (goo bnW sM44We nVefct Ptd few, mm Tickets Are Available; Weather To Cooperate By WAYNE THOMPSON Clarion-Ledger Sports Editor The most important game of the year for both the University of Mississippi Rebels and Mississippi State University Bulldogs comes up Saturday at Oxford's Hemingway Stadium. Kickoff time is 2 p. m. A late Friday check with the U.S. Weather Bureau said that the only problem on this angle would be the fact that the sun might shine in a few eyes while John Holley, assistant director of athletics at Ole Miss, said that ample tickets were available and that "no one would be turned way, even in case of a sellout." There are more angles both interesting and important, in this game than in a geometry exami nation. First, it's the final regular season encounter for both clubs and, as such, is just naturally the most important. It matches the Rebels and Bulldogs, long intra-state rivals, and despite the comparative records and odds, Magnolia State interest will again reach a fever pitch. Despite other games over the season, rated a "must" by both teams, this is "the" game for players, coaches, fans and a Mississippi version of subway alumni. . State to put it mildly, has played the roughest schedule and the date with the Rebels at Oxford is just the fourth in the Bulldogs' season-ending suicide schedule that saw them play Alabama, Auburn and LSU on consecutive week-ends before a needed week of rest in preparation for this one. Thin to begin with, the State roster was further decimated late in the season by a series of crippling injuries. However, most of the walking wounded have improved appreciably after that open date and the Bulldogs will be nearer full strength Saturday afternoon. STATE RECORD In eight games played to date the Bulldogs have, posted a 3-5 re cord, having defeated Tennessee (7-6), Houston (9-3) and Tulane (35-6) while dropping games to Florida (9-19), Memphis State (7-28), Alabama (0-20), Auburn (3-9), and LSU (0-28). Thus, since the first two minutes of the Memphis State game the Bulldogs have failed to score a single touchdown and only a field goal against Auburn sent them into the scoring column at all. Now for the Ole Miss angles. The Rebels have been playing foot ball, of some sort or another, since 1893 and have NEVER had a per fect season. On several occasions just a single defeat or tie darken PASCAGOULA ST. RF.Goodrich 26" BICYCLE ONLY 18.80 DOWN teak UtSmm with HHe bMMHiffcta. tagg Chrei-elt rimtl Meal. Strong art-tor. DpaU fcwme. mf mfM red. FULL-SIZE STEEL WAGON "57 GO Me Pwyenenri Til Januui yf ed the slate. But, since this series got off to a colorful beginning way back in 1901 (that's two years before the '03 came out) Ole Miss has also never come up to this game with a perfect record. Thus, it's relatively simple. All Ole Miss has to do is defeat the Bulldogs and that perfect season will be reached in the manner most dear to true Reb fans. . .by beat ing Miss. State. REB RECORD This season the Rebels have played, and defeated, in order: Memphis State 21-7; Kentucky 14-0; Houston 40-7; Tulane 21-0; Vanderbilt 35-0; LSU (that's in Baton Rouge) 15-7; Chattanooga 52-7; and Tennesssee 19-6. For the eight games played, the Rebels have allowed the opposition some 131 yards per game average while moving the ball at the rate of 370.1 yards each outing. The NCAA total defense championship is practically Rebel property for this season while "all" the Rebs have to do is pickup some 498 yards against State for the offensive title, too. No mention of any post-season game has been to this point but it's a to-be-signed fact that Ole Miss will meet Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans on Jan. 1. The Porkers (9-1) have already officially accepted the Sugar Bid and, following Southeastern Conference rules, Ole Miss will make it official around 4:20 Saturday afternoon. PORKER SCOUTS Incidentally, Arkansas Head Coach Frank Broyles with several members of his coaching staff will be in the press box scouting the Rebels. Arkansas finished its season last Saturday with a 34-0 win over Texas Tech. Also on the line is the SEC championship. A win or a tie would give that crown to Ole Miss. Outmanned, State has not forfeited the game and would like nothing better than to knock the Rebs out of the championship and put a bitter coating on the Sugar Bowl while finishing its own season in a glorious manner. Head Coach Paul Davis, whose Maroons left the campus Friday afternoon and spent the night in Tupelo, is a realist and knows why the odds favor Ole Miss by some 25 points. At the same time he says his boys will play hard all the way and will be able to leave the field with their heads held high. TEAM CONDITION End Randy Hutto returned to practice Thursday and will be able to go while guard Tommy Ranager will be at full strength for the first time since Houston the third game of the season. End Johnny Baker, although not completely well, is in much better shape with guard-linebacker Wallace Rodriguez the only really doubltful performer. Ole Miss mentor Johnny Vaught summed up the injury situation rather well. Speaking of his club's condition, Vaught said all were in excellent shape (including tailback Dave Jennings) with the possible exception of tailback-wingback A. J. Holloway. But, he added: "Once those Bulldogs come out on the field, he could forget that injury." Vaught also added, as an afterthought, that any player be he Reb or Bulldogs who didn't want to play in this game should turn in his uniform and completely forget football. The Ole Miss offense is built Bill Spotts Says: MR. BUSINESS MAN: It is oossible bv ore-ar rangement for you to es tablish now a GUARANTEED MARKET for the full value of your business, If your death Is pre-mature. Call me ot STANDARD LIFE, 353-4944, for complete details, no obligation. STARTING MISS. STATE PCS. Gene Gibbs (210) LE Howard Benton (235) LT Tommy Ranagar (204) LG Brownie Walker (195) C Pat Watson (205) RG Tommy Neville (205) RT Johnny Baker (210) RE Charles Furlow (184) QB Ode Burrell (173) LHB Billy Cook (190) RHB Mackie Weaver (180) FB Saturday, December 1. 1962 LITTLE BROTHER PICKS REBELS TO BEAT STATE Any doubt on the outcome of the State-Ole Miss game was removed, beyond that slightest shadow Friday with a "prediction" by U. S. Attorney General Bobby (Little Brother) Kennedy that the Rebels would win. However, it was not put-according to the Associated Press story in the form of a court order. In other predictions, Bobby picked Georgia over Ga. Tech, Alabama over Auburn and Navy over Army. around the quarterbacking of Glynn Griffing and halfbacks Chuck Morris and Louis Guy, with short-yardage help from fullbacks Perry Lee Dunn, Buck Randall and Fred Roberts, plus an aerial attack that is ever dangerous. The Bulldogs also depend upon the aerial artistry of quarterback Charles Furlow and the breakaway-threat of halfback Ode Burrell, JC transfer, who leads the State attack in some five departments. Quickly gleaning the wheat from the chaff in the above, just all kinds of things are riding on the outcome of Saturday's Ole Miss-State encounter. Including a possible National Championship for the Rebels if Notre Dame cooperates in its game with USC on the West Coast. And if they beat State. STATE LINEMEN ON SOPH TEAM By VERNON BUTLER ATLANTA (AP) Two rugged Mississippi State interior linemen made the all-Southeastern Conference sophomore team announced Friday by The Associated Press, but the team captain is sensational Florida halfback Larry Dispree. Dupree, SEC rushing leader in his first varsity season, was voted the top sophomore of the year by AP's All-America Board for the conference area which selected the star team of newcomers. Pat Watson, a guard from Meridian, Miss , and Tommy Neville, a tackle from Montgomery, Ala., were standout starters during the 1962 season for the rebuilding Bulldogs. Mississippi State was the only school landing two players on the team. Dupree, Tennessee guard Steve Delong and Alabama quarterback Joe N a m a t h were unanimous choices. With Dupree and Namath in the backfield were Danny LeBlanc of LSU, a starter all season for the powerful Bengal Tigers, and David Rawson of Auburn, who whipped his brother Larry for the fullback job with the Tigers. Larry Raw-son was a member of the 1961 all-sophomore group. Joining Delong, Watson and Neville hi the steller line were Allen Brown of Mississippi and Bill Jenkins of Kentucky nds, tackle Ray Rissmiller of Georgia and center Jim Bessetman of Tulane. Dupree, whose explosive running led Florida to a winning season after the Gators made a slow start, rates as one of the finest halfback prospects his coach, Ray Graves, ever saw. Especially leleeted for this area , . . a wtd vo-riety Including recent "All-Amerlean" wlnntn. Bare root ond wax packogej. O FREE planting Induction with eoeh purchaw. O FREE Ptxkage of rose food with each purehaie. tftt W. MOKTMSIM MlVt LINEUPS OLE MISS. Wes Sullivan (200) Whaley Hall (225) Donald Dickson (220) Richard Ross (212) Bobby Robinson (210) Jim Dunaway (260) Woody Dabbs (200) Glynn Griffing (200) Chuck Morris (185) Louis Guy (180) Perry Lee Dunn (205) ClarfOttsHeOgft H DESTRUCTIVE DELTANS Mississippi State Tackles Albert Paul (left) and Bobby Garvin, a pair of rugged individuals from Greenville, are itching to get a shot at upsetting Ole Miss today. Garvin, a 242-pounder, will be in the Bulldog starting lineup. Paul, a 196-pounder, will see action as a reserve. National & Backyard Titles At Stake Today LeBlanc spent the season in the shadow of LSU's magnificent Jerry Stovall, but he managed enough glitter to convince the experts he is destined for big things. The stocky halfback is a strong runner inside or outside and excels as a blocker and defensive back. Alabama's Namath hurled 11 touchdown passes in the first nine Alabama games. His quick pair of hands and his ability as a faker reminded lots of fans of Babe Parilli, Kentucky ace of more than a decade ago. GREAT GUARDS Delong and Watson are two of the strongest, fastest guards to grab varsity starting berths as sophomores in many years. Rissmiller and Neville were towers of strength in the Georgia and Mississippi State lines, and Besselman was rated one of the most astute linebackers in the league. Coach Johnny Vaught of m Ole Miss called the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Brown "the finest sophomore end I have ever seen." Swimmer Says Yes, Ami Cheats Death RECIFE, Brazil (AP) -Olympic swimmer Tsuyoshi Ya-manaka of Japan accepted a last-minute invitation to compete here Tuesday and thereby canceled rendezvous with death. Yamanaka, who gave a series of exhibitions in Brazil, was booked to fly to Los Angeles on the illafted Varig jet airliner which crashed near Lima early Tuesday morning, killing all 97 persons aboard. ROSES . . . 49c to $3.50 NURSERY PERRY LEE DUNN Rebels' Starting Fullback No. 1 Southern Cal Shoots For Big One By JIM BCKER Associated Press Sports Writer Army and Navy stir up staid Philadelphia, Southern California attempts to nail down the national title and other teams will settle backyard championships in Saturday's windup of the regular college football season. The Cadets and the Midshipmen will be joined by President Kennedy for their annual invasion of Philadelphia Stadium. Both academies have been whipped uito a frenzy of enthusiasm for the service clash. Across the country, the Sorth-ern California Trojans, ranked No. 1 in the country, are out to grab their first national championship since 1939, in their 34th meeting with traditional rival Notre Dame. The rest of the program includes closing action for national powers Mississippi, Alabama and Oklahoma, all within their state boundaries. REBS BIG CHOICE Mississippi, No. 3, is a big choice to close out an unbeaten season against Mississippi State; Alabama, No. S with an 81 slate, is favored over Auburn and Ok lahoma, No. 8 and Big Eight champion gets the nod over Ok lahoma State. In other cross-state contests, Georgia meets Georgia Tech, Tennessee is at Vanderbilt, Rice at Baylor, Florida at Miami in a, night game, Texas Christian bat tles Southern Methodist and Holy Cross faces Boston College. Virginia travels to Rutgers, UCLA to Utah and Cincinnati to Houston In other closing games. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Eastern title will be settled between Northern of South Dakota State (10-0) and Lenoir Rhyne (9-0) at Hickory, N.C. The winner goes against Central Oklahoma State in the Caoielia Bowl for the NIAI national title the following week. NOT AT PHILLY A crowd of 101,000 is expected to join the President for the service clash in Philadelphia. This is the nationally televised game CBS, 1:30 p.m., EST. Kennedy will preside at the coin toss at mldfkld. Last year saw the Cadets absorb their third straight defeat by the Middies. Army (6-3) hired Coach Paul Diet-zel to stop this sort of thing, and he and the Chinese Bandits will be out to contain Navy's quarterback, Roger Staubach. Navy is 4-5 on a roygher schedule than Army played. Army leads 30-27-5 in the long series. The clash is rated a toss-up. TROJANS BY TD The Trojans are a touchdown favorite to collect their 100th straight without a loss and cement top ranking. No. 2 Wisconsinthe Trojans' Rose Bowl foe wrapped up its season a week ago with an 8-1 mark, including a 17-8 triumph over Notre Dame. Southern California has looked shaky in its last two victories, 13-6 over Navy and 14-3 over UCLA, and with the Rase Bowl bid already in its pocket could suffer a letdown against Notre Dame. The Irish (5-4) are riding a string of four straight, over Navy, Pitt, North Carolina and Iowa, with Daryle LaMonica improving every week at quarterback. Pete Beathard handles the main quarterbacking chores for the Trojans, and halfback Willie Brown and fullback Ben Wilson provide the running threats. 12 Seniors Play Finale Saturday Twelve Jackson State College seniors will make their final Alumni Field appearance Saturday, December 1, when the Orange Blossom Classic bound Tigers tangle with the Tennessee A&I State University Timers. Among the players who will be completing their college football career are Albert Greer, Jobie "Flash" Martin, Willie Richardson, Arthur Turner, ends: Jmes "Poppo', Hayes and William Robertson, tackles; James "Poole" Carson and Harold Cooley, guards; Alon-zo Clark, L. V. Donnell and Louis McRae, fullbacks; and Roy Curry, quarterback. Following the Tennessee game, the Tigers can begin to think seriously about their trek to Florida where they meet Coach Jake Gaither's all-winning Rattlers. - V .. a a .a. . .. i ... . . a t y - - '- - s- - t-.-x. -i - L A t. A. A,. A A.AAA..A.A.A. A . A. A A . a - - . A A . x - ' . V.4 1 l..jfch

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