The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 16, 1954 · Page 9
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE KINE In Southwest Conference— Five Hard-Running Backs Give SMU DALLAS (AP) — Holders of the Southwest Conference defensive record last year when they allowed their conference opponents an average of only 205 yards, the Southern Methodist Mustangs this season expect to concentrate on an offense that can score more frequently. Quinn at Home, Texas Speedster Back at Right Half; Bryant Picks Starters By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The University of Texas, already the hands-down pick for the Southwest Conference football cham pionship, looked stronger than ever Thursday with burly Billy Quinn back at his old right halfback slot The San Antonio speedster wa; moved from fullback to right half to replace George Robinson, who injured his neck in a scrimmage last week. Bill Long took over at fullback. Quinn set a conference scoring record for sophomores in 1952 when he scored 13 touchdowns while running from the right halfback spot. He missed most of last season's conference play due to an elbow injury and was switched to fullback at the start of this season's training. With Quinn in familiar country, the Longhorns moved smoothly through offensive and defensive drills Wednesday as they joined four other conference squads in minute preparation for Saturday season openers. Play LSU Saturday Coach Ed Price's team will entertain LSU Saturday at Austin. Other conference teams which start play Saturday have their lineups virtually set, and spent Wednesday adding a coat of polish here and there. Baylor, rated close behind Texas in this year's SWC campaign, had a light drill that stressed goal line defense and punt returns. Coach George Sauer also put the Bears through their passing paces and liked the work of L. G. Dupree. Del Shofner, Dupree and Dick Baker impressed him in the punting work. Baylor plays Houston Saturday at Waco. Jess Neely of Rice spent the day still trying to decide on his starting quarterback. Whichever he picks, both Pinky Nisbet and Atchley Proctor will both see lots of action this fall, Neely said. He sent the Owls through their last heavy drill Wednesday. Rice will open its season with Florida Saturday at Houston. At College Station, Texas A&M had a no-contact drill in 99-degree heat that produced at least five sure starters for the Saturday night, opener with Texas Tech. Bryant Picks Starters Coach Paul (Bear) Bryant announced that Elwood Kettler would be his starting quarterback in the game marking Bryant's debut as Aggie head coach. Other starters will include tackles Lawrence Winkler and Norbert Ohlendorf, end Bennie Sinclair and fullback Don Kachtik. Lanky John Roach, running on Southern Methodist's second team, looked like a threat to Duane Nutt's position as first-time quarterback in the Pony drills at Dallas. Roch was clicking with long, accurate passes and lofty punts that impressed Coach Chalmer (Woody) Woodard. Nutt got in his licks, however, with better speed on his tosses. Abe Martin readied Texas Christian's team for both spread and T formation tactics as the Fogs prepared to meet Kansas Saturday at Lawrence. TCU will go into the clash blind as far as scouting goes, since Kansas Coach Chuck Mather is brand new at the job. Passing continued to improve as did the running of fullback Henry Moore in a heavy Arkansas scrimmage at Fayetteville. Coach Bowden Wyatt said Moore's footwork and George Walker's tossing were j the best parts of the drill. Rawls Favored In Wichita Golf WICHITA, Kan. (tf) — Betsy Raws ruled a slight favorite in a field of 37 teeing off today in the $5,000 Wichita Women's Open golf tournament. The Spartanburg, N. C., miss turned in a sizzling 67 in a tuneup for the 72-hole event over the par 71 Wichita Country Club course. Just last Sunday she took the $700 first prize in the St. Louis Open — her third tournament victory this year. Among the professionals entered are Babe Zaharias, who skipped the St. Louis Open because of ill- j ness, and Jackie Pung, Honolulu, j the former amateur champion. ! Mrs. Zaharias, who shot a 71 in her tuneup, said she was feeling! good and ready to aim at the' $1,000 first prize. Game Dot* Changed CONWAY, Ark. (.T) — The Hendrix-Ouachita college football game scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 24, has been re-scheduled, for Thanksgiving Day., t Nov. 25, H. L. McAlister, commissioner of the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference,) hit announced. i * The type of offense to be used primarily by the Mustangs may be surprising to the fans, who recall the days of Gil Johnson, who threw three last-minute touchdown passes to help SMU win the championship in 1947 and 1948, and of Fred Benners, who completed four touchdown passes against Ohio State in 1950 and the same number against Notre Dame in 1951. Last year the Mustangs ranked fifth in the conference in rushing but it is a rushing attack that is being relied upon to lead SMU to victories this year. The reason .is that Coach Chalmer Woodard has five hard-running backs to carry the ball, whereas he has no outstanding passer. Praise from* Morrison, Bell The quintet of running backs, whose weight varies from 183 to 195, are Frank Eidom, Don McH- henny, Hal O'Brien, John Marshall and Blake Tucker. Ray Morrison and Matty Bell, who were head coaches at SMU for more than a quarter of a century, say that they never had five backs on one team who could run as hard as the five working for Woodard. .The Mustangs, however, will not be without a fair passing attack as they have three of the top pass- receiving ends in the conference in Co-Captain Raymond Berry, Doyle Nix and Ed Bernet, and a fair passer in Co-Captain Duane Nutt,. who has completed 69 throws for eight touchdowns in the last two years. Southern Methodist's line from tackle to tackle is comparatively inexperienced as it boasts no regulars from last year and only two men from the second unit; Favored for the starting postions in the line are Forrest Gregg and Eric Knebel, tackles; Jim Smith and Tommy Hairston, guards, and Burleigh Arnecke, center. First-line replacements likely will be Bob Blakeley and Charles Leyendecker, tackles; Fred Lucas and Tommy Beal, guards, and Bill Livingstone, center. Injured Last Year Beal, a junior, was a standout prepster at Pine Bluff, Ark., in 1951. He was out with an injury most of last year. SMU has'13 lettermen with three of them at end—Berry, Nix and Bemet. Gregg is the only letterman at tackle, while Hairston and Smith are lettermen at guard and Arnecke at center. Letterman backs are the five fearsome* runners and Nutt. The Mustangs are having difficulty finding a punter who can adequately replace Jerry Norton, one of the top kickers to me nation for the past three yearji, ana they are lacking in backtteld depth. But otherwise they appear stronger than last year when they won five and lost five games in one of the stiffest schedules in the country. 0'ER_THE RAMPARTS •w Army Tops in East; Cornell Ivy's Best Bear's Paul Larson Best on West Coast (EDITOR'S NOTE - legiate football players.) By BOB MYERS AP NEWSFEATURES BERKELEY, Calif. This is another in a series of top col- Penn State And Pitt Have Power Written for NEA Service By JORDAN OLIVAB Head Coach, Yale NEW HAVEN — (NEA) '— If I'm slightly pessimistic as I contemplate a Nov. 6 date in Yale Bowl, it could be I have logic on my side. That's the day Army pays us a visit. The chilling reports coining out of spring training (we Ivy Leaguers d o n': know the meaning of that word) should have dispelled any doubts that Black Knights are back at full strength. During the war years when I was at VHlanova and c-o ming u p against Army Jordan Olivar - (one score was 83-0), any kid \vno left for armed service before this game was considered lucky. Earl Blaik's powerhouse will be directed by Pete Vann, a fine passer and field general, who can muster the horses in Pat Uebel, Tom- my'Bell and a "new Glenn Davis," Bob Kyasky, a yearling from Connecticut. Ralph Chesnauskas is an All-America guard as rugged as his Brockton, Mass., neighbor Rocky Marciano. The one big setback in the Army camp is the loss of linebacker Bob Farris, because of an eye injury. * » » PENN STATE has- a great line to lead its bid for national recognition, deep and experienced, with particular standouts in end Jim Garrity, tackle Rosey Grier and guard Sam Green. Lenny Moore is a breakaway Versatility and a magnificent record last year stamp Paul Larson of California's Golden Bears as the probable leading backfield performer in the Pacific Coast Conference this fall. Larson, now 22 and a senior, amazed the experts and thrilled the California rooters last year when he took o 18 T-formation quarterbacking duties. "Yes, Larson should have another fine year. He is a natural athlete and mentally adept," Pappy added. Waldorf won't prophesy that the He had never played such a role j Terror from Turlock, Calif., will guide the Bears into the Rose in a game. As a freshman and a sophomore he was a halfback. Bowl. Pappy isn't that audacious. But wnen the season was over, ] But many observers do think Cali- the shifty, speedy 180-pounder was the leading- player on offense in the nation and the possessor of six school records in passing-. "This was truly a remarkable record for a boy who had absolutely no real experience in this capacity," said Lynn O. (Pappy) Waldorf, Bears. coach of the Golden Atlanta Triumphs In SA Playoff ATLANTA (K\ ' — Glenn Thompson, who set a Southern Association strikeout record by fanning 19 New Orleans batters last month, was Atlanta's hope of getting even in the final playoff series with the Pelicans tonight. New Orleans won the first game last night 4-0 behind thef ive-hit pitching of Fred Green, a 21-year- old rookie lefthander who two weeks ago was hurling for Williamsport in the Class A Eastern League. ence, and it stands to reason Larson will be a major factor in any success registered. Larson is somewhat deceiving. He stands only 5 feet 10 1 / 2 inches and his appearance belies his 180 pounds. But he is exceptionally fast and as strong as a young bull. He is a sincere competitor and he has a valuable knack of mastering a technique much quicker than the average player. Last year he personally rolled up 1,572 yards from rushing and passing. Trained as a runner but a neophyte as a college passer, Paul accounted for 1,431 yards through the air and added 141 himself carrying the ball. Paul is a versatile T-quarterback — a definite threat on the optional run-pass play. In addition to his quarterbacking responsibilities, Larson does the punting, he is a fine conversion artist, safety man and a demon on defense. halfback, but Rip Engle has to find a quarterback replacement for departed Tony Rados. Navy has a- reverse situation. The Midshipmen are loaded with fine backs—George Welsh, Bob Craig, Joe Gattuso, among them, although Capt. Phil Monahan is hobbled with a bad knee. The line*is depleted, with end Ron Beagle the only remaining starter. Pitt faces the usual rugged schedule, but can handle its own up front with rugged tackles Eldred Kraemer and Lou Palatella. In the Ivy League, Cornell's surprise of 1953 has matured into a tough and tested defending champion, led by fullback Guy Bedroa- sian in a crushing ground game. 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