The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 12, 1955 · Page 9
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE W. Virginia, TCU Lead In Passing, Rushing By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS West Virginia and Texas Christian are major college football's statistical leaders and (he chances are such former stars as Ira Errett Rodgers, Sammy Baugh and Davey O'Brien would do a flip if they noted how their colleges got to the top. Rodgers, West Virginia's only authentic All America player, was quite a passer in his lime, but in 1919 they didn't toss the ball around the way '.hree Mountaineer quarterbacks are doing it these days. West Virginia has gained nearly half its yardage in the air to lead the nation in passing and in total offense. the greatest passers when the Southwest Conference was famed for its aerial antics. Now their school. Texas Christian, is tops in rushing' and has averaged only eight pass attempts a game. Two Firsts These are a couple of notable changes brought .out today by the NCAA Service Bureau's team of Baugh and O'Brien were two of' statistics. As long as such records OU'sTubbs Named lineman of Week'; Irish Guard Second By TED MEIER The Associated Press Jerry Tubbs, center on Oklahoma's unbeaten football team, was selected today as the Associated Press lineman of the week by a narrow margin over Pat Bisceglia, Notre Dame guard. Tubbs used his 205 pounds to good advantage In helping the Sooners extend their winning streak to 22 games by whipping Texas 20-0. He almost stogie handedly broke up Texas' aerial game by intercepting three passs. One set up a Sooner score, the others cut short Texas threats. M Tackles A slashing linebacker, the 20- year-oM junior from Breckenridge, Ten., was credited with 20 Jarring tacklel. At one time he made low in a row. "Tnbbti played well for us Satur- dar against Texas," said Bud Wilkinson, Oklahoma head coach, in an oblious understatement. . Terry Brennan. Notre Dame coach, did not hesitate to praise his 190-pound senior Bisceglia, run- nerup hi the votes cast by sports writers and broadcasters. "Bisceglia deserves being line- apuu me aim ui i.n.& ^un man of the week," said Brennani soles, Wake Forest's star pasier. after the Irish had beaten Miami 14-0 Friday night. As linebacker on defense the Wooster, Mass., lad made 11 tackles and assisted in 4 others as the Irish stopped four Miami threats within the Notre Dame 15. He recovered a Miami fumble, too. In addition, Pat called the defense signals and. on offense, led the blockers as Notre Dame continually hit the Miami right side for substantial gains. Andy Custafson, Miami coach, called Bisceglia "tremendous." Two more linebackers, centers Don Karnoscak of Colorado and Bob Pellegrini of Maryland, Were highly praised. Against Oregon Karnoscak, a 202 pound senior, recovered four Oregon fumbles and on offense constantly led the interference. Pellegrini broke through repeatedly to spoil the aim of Nick Con- have been kept, neither West Virginia nor TCU has finished in the top 10 in the departments in which they now lead. And the tabulation of leaders shows very lew repeaters even from last season. West Virginia, with Fred Wyant, Mickey Trimnrki and Alex Szuch tossing, has averaged 209.3 yards per game through the air — 628 yards on 32 passes — and has one of the top completion averages. In three victories, the Mountaineers have piled up 1,298 yards, an average of 432.7 a game as compared to 414 for Second-place Illinois. In passing alone, Texas, the only Southwest team that still relies mainly on aerials, is second with a comparatively puny 165.5 yards per game and Drake is third with 160.5 yards. 1,337 Yards Texas Christian has run the ball on 247 of its 279 plays for a total of 1.337 yards and an average of 334.9 yards per game. That, plus just 155 yards by passing was enough to give TCU sixth place in over-all ground gaining with a 373-yard average. No other leader "has/ gained as much as 1,000 yards by rushing. Army, the former leader, has 988 for an avelage of 329.3 per game. Oklahoma is third in both rushing and total offense with 324.3 yards per game on the ground and 387.3 over-all. Texas is the passing-est team of all so far, having tried 103 and completed 53 for the two top figures although realizing less yardage than West Virginia. Wisconsin holds the accuracy prize with 33 completions in 49 attempts for a 67.3 percentage. A natural result of West Virginia's offensive record Is that the Mountaineeis lead in scoring They've gone at a rate of 42 points a game as compared to Army's 39.3, Duke's 33.7, Harvard's 33.5 and Denver's 33.0. The Yale-Columbia rivalry marks the oldest in the history of the Ivy League. They first met in 1872 when the Elis conquered the Lions, 3-0. Trabert Can Make $100,000 as Pro LOS ANGELES (AP) — top tennis player Tony Trabert today faced a new and strenuous career on the courts of the world and a chance to earn $100,000 as a newly turned professional. The strapping 25-year-old star from Cincinnati, the 1956 Wimbledon and United States amateur champion, formally signed a 16- month contract to play for and against promoter Jack Kramer. Today both the veteran Kramer and Trabert sat back to await word from two other prospective mem- bars Ol the tour, Ken Rosewall Indians to Host Lepanto At Homecoming JOINER — Homecoming festivities at Shawnee High School will reach a climax at 7:30 p.m. Friday when Miss Mary Loyd Eifling, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Eifling, will be crowned "Queen of the Indians." After the coronation, the Shawnee Indians will battle the Lepanto Panthers in a 3B Conference football game. The improving Indians arc expected to give the homecoming fans a good ball game, since they made a good account of themselves at Burdette. Miss Eifling will be crowned by Captain Stanley Terry, who will be assisted by Curtis Daniels. Maids of honor at the coronation will be .Janice Shannon, junior; Phyllis Ashburn, sophomore; and Pat Kimberlin, freshman. and Lewis Hond of Australian Davis Cup fame. Kramer said the two young Aussies have until Oct. 17 to make up their minds about quitting the amateur ranks. He said he believes they will accept his terms, a reported $50,000 apiece. 200 Matches Kramer admitted the Trabert contract was better than the -75,000 he guaranteed Frank Secig- man of Australia several years ago, and he said that if all goes well, crew-cropped Tony should gross $100,000 for the 200 matches he faces. Kramer also revealed that Tra bert's contract has two clauses one contingent on a two-man tour with himself, and 'he other and better one based on the presence of the two young Aussies. Kramer 34, may be in for rough competition. In Manila, Hoad acknowledge Kramer had offered him about $50,000 but that he wouldn't make a decision until he returned to Australia later this week. Rosewa said he would not decide unti he talked to hia parents. Chadwick Sets Channel Mark CALAIS, FrancelJ) —. Florence Chadwicfc, the San Diego, Calif., long distance swimming star, set a record of 13 hoars, 55 minutes ir. her England-to-France swim across the English Channel which ended early today. Mrs. K. V. Lowe an official observer who timed the swim, said this lopped 11 minutes off the previous east bound mark set earlier Fights Lost Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TYesno. Calif. — Davey Gallardo, 130, Los Angeles, outpointed Billy Evans, 127, Pasadena, 10. Holyoke, Mass. — Jack Labua, 157, "Brooklyn, outpointed Eddie Prince, 151, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 10. Trenton, N. J. — Al Hersh, 158, Brooklyn, and Jimmy Garcia, 158%, New York, drew, 8. Buddy Dike, Texas Christian fullback who suffered a kidney Injury last season, is coaching the freshman team for TCU. this year by England's Bill Pickering. The 35-year-old Miss Chadwick who had swum the channel both ways in previous season, hac hoped to make a nonstop roundtrip this time, but gave up because of the cold water. * "I realized It was far too cole for me ever to make it back to Dover, so I decided to settle for a new record," she told reporters WE'VE GOT IT! Ovtr 33,000 different items in stock! H U BBARD H AR DWARE MOTOR RYTHM r-, "The Original Tune Up Formula Makes Any Car Truck or Tractor Run Better! Try It And See! Sold at Your Favorite Garage, Service Station, Car Dealer and Implement Dealer 4 (follow directions on back of can) Distributed by: John Miles Miller Co. BlythtvilU, Arkansas. T Quarterback Now Has to Run To Keep Up with New Game By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor Football teams no longer can enjoy the luxury of quarterback. a specialist at The game, stepped up from fall to fall, has changed to such a great extent that even the professional signal-callers with their platoons have to run with the ball in order to keep up with the new stuff. Until more recently, the idea terback to punishment. Now such an indispensable Individual as Tobin Rote lugs the leather (i7 times for 301 yards during a championship campaign, which is what the 210-pound Green Bay quarterback did in 1954 and is doing again this trip. Bobby Layne's keep play is one of Detroit's best. George Shaw and Alan Ameche gave Baltimore the attack it lacked a year ago largely because the Oregon quarterback among the money players was not „ to subject their irreplaceable quar- rambles as well as he pitches. Ed* * * * " die LeBaron runs for Washington, j Bill Wade lor Los Angeles. Otto Graham of Cleveland was a single wing tailback at Northwestern and the Chicago Cardinals' Lamar McHan filled the same role at Arkansas. Eddie Brown, the Chicago Bears' new quarterback, does J not by any means confine his activities to directing, handing off, pitching out and passing. The pros protect the quarterback 'when he drops back to pass, of * # CHANGING STYLES • ?§ ..IN TODAY'S SAME TAIL.OSED MOOE TO THE HOT r LOA7H* TO ray H& LEGS THE BALL(YE74ET A PRO PA44 COMPt-5T/ONf, M4f?K IN course, but when receivers are covered he has to carry the ball in an attempt to prevent the loss. His job is to control the ball and with the option play keep pressure on the defensive end by keeping or pitching but. Where in the days of Sid Luckman of the Bears, the T quarterback was little more than a field tactician, ball-handler and passer who rarely carried, he is now the most important all-round back. Perhaps the most unusual thing about this is that superior coaches were so long deciding that it was an excellent plan to have the extra man in the backfield. The average college T quarterback of today corresponds to the left halfback in the single wing. He has to run as well as pass. Don Faurot devised the split T, with linemen from one-and-a-half to three feet apart and the backs a little wider than in the straight T, because it loosened the defense and released more down field blockers It gave the attacking team better blocking angles. But the Missouri coach also wanted his quarterback to be something more than a field general and thrower. He couldn't see wastin; Manila Flash Set For U.S. Match NEW YORK tfl-Gabrlei (Flash) Elorde, the Manila bailler who upset featherweight champion Sandy Saddler, July 20 In a nontitle bout amidst flying pop bottles, la coming to the United States to try for the big prize. Elorde has been matched with Carmelo Costa, flashy Brooklyn youngster, for a Nov. 11 date at Madison Square Garden. Matchmaker Billy Brown hopes to pair the winner with Saddler in a championship fight. Sandy last defended in February and is overdue, if * suitable opponent can be produced. the signal-caller ^fter & hand-off. The ball Is the magnet that draws the defense so, the splitT quarterback shuttles down the line of scrimmage in position to hand off, pitch out, pass or keep. He'a the most important; man on hia side of the field. When teams are evenly matched, 11 well rounded players are required to win a game today. When a coach changes a sound running attack the better to take advantage of a passer, he's making a mistake. The passer has to fit into the running attack, not the other way around. This autumn's Maryland-UCLA game was an excellent illustration of this. The tJclans were shut out for the first time in five years and 40 games.. \ FARMERS! 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