The Nebraska State Journal from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 9, 1941 · 11
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The Nebraska State Journal from Lincoln, Nebraska · 11

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, November 9, 1941
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1 ' 'V i ..r Oklahoma . . 55 Iowa State . . . 0 Missouri ... 26 New York U.. .0 Pittsburgh . . 13 Fordham . . . 0 V -': i- L... Texas ... .7 Notre Dame .. 20 Northwestern 20 ii'''.- .i Baylor . . . . 7 Navy . . . . 13 Indiana ... . 14 Huskrs-'-Hoid I v . . ..' ."'...- . Gophers to 9-0 count Haughty taken down peg by Pitt, 13 to 0 Fordham, eyeing bowl bid, handed first loss by battered Panthers PITTSBURGH. (UP). The de-emphasized Pitt Panthers scored one of the biggest upsets of the football season Saturday buy bumping the Fordham rams out of the undefeated class, 13 to 0, before 20,000 fans at Pitt stadium. The Panthers, who hadn't tasted the sweets of victory in five games this season, pushed the favored New Yorkers all over the gridiron in the final meeting of their seven game series. The Panther line, which has yielded 133 points and 1,145 yards to the first five opponents, rose to great heights to hold the potent Fordham running and passing attack to a total of nine first downs and 275 yards. Pitt rolled 70 yards for its first touchdown in the opening period after Fordham was unable to advance the ball. Edgar Jones and Bill Dutton, Pitt's halfbacks, sparked the drive to the 1-yard line, from where Fullback Frank Saksa, a converted third-string halfback, plunged over for the touchdown. Anti-Climax Score. The second touchdown in the last period was anti-climax but it took the heart out of the Rams, who were fighting to get out of the biggest hole , they've been in this season. Jones, the big star for Pitt in humbling losses to Minnesota and Ohio State, came out of nowhere to intercept a pass by Fullback Steve Filipowicz and run 30 yards for the score. Guard Ralph Fife, who is an ail-American defender as a line backer, kicked the first extra point hut missed the second one, his first, miss in five tries this season. Fordham's vaunted running and passing attack which gained 1,575 yards in winning from S.M.U., North Carolina, West Virginia, Texas Christian and Purdue, was stopped mainly by the 60 minute nerformances of three Pitt men and Fife, who played all but a few minutes of the last period. Bill Benghouser, right tackle, Walter West, quarterback and Saksa, fullback, played the entire game, and were responsible for stopping the, running of Filipowicz, and halfbacks Jim Blumenstock and Joe Andjerco. Interference Ruled. Fordham's only., real serious coring threat came In the third period when officials ruled that Dutton had interferred as Fili-powiz passed to Jim Lansing, the right end, on the 13-yard line. Fordham was given a first down on the Panthers' -13 but Andrejco fumbled and recovered on the next play for a loss of 8 yards and the Rams never got the yardage back. The second period was played chiefly between the two 40 yard lines with Fordham getting to Pitt's 33-yard line in the final minutes of the first half. The advance was broken up by Saksa who intercepted a Filipowicz pass. Figures Favor Pitt. All statistics were in favor of the Panthers who piled up 165 yards rushing and 28 yards on one pass. While the Panthers tried only ' three forwards, Fordham took the air 19 times but completed only five for 56 yards. The Panthers intercepted four passes for a gain of 60 yards, Including Jones' touchdown run. Jones, the senior halfback from Scranton, Pa., was the whole show offensively. He carried the ball 28 times for a net gain of 106 yards. Twice he intercepted Fordham passes. The lineups: POS. PITT FORDHAM Lt. RertvelU RIlinsKI L..T. Durlshan Hurtacek L.G. Dillon 8artort C. AUshoust Babasteanskl R CS. Fife Bennett R T. Benghouser Santllll R K. mnhl Lansing Q.B. West Noble 1..H.B. Jonea Cheverg R.H.B. Dutton - Andrejco F.B. Saksa Flllpowlci Pitt T 0 0 13 Fordham 0 0 0 00 Scoring: Touchdowns, Raksa, Jonea. Points after touchdowns, Fife. Oflcials: Referee, E. A. Uelgea, Term lle; umpire, F. E. Bergin, Princeton; linesman, D. W. Very. Penn State; field judge, H. L. Stuart, Penn State. What other writers said ... ... BY JAY VESSELS. MINNEAPOLIS. OF). Minnesota's Golden. Gophers won their 15th straight football game Saturday, defeating Nebraska, 9 to 0, in a stubbornly fought contest; Stepping methodically along toward another perfect season, Coach Bernie Bierman's outfit held the upper hand from the start. They threatened several times but found the going mighty tough when the Corn-huskers' goal was threatened. It was nothing to nothing going into the second quarter and it took that sensational little man Bud Higgins to shoot into the game and begin taking that pigskin places. , BY JOE MORGAN. MINNEAPOLIS. (IIP). Min-nesota'a vaunted running attack utalled Rgainst a stout Nebraska team Saturdsy, but the Gophers collected a single touchdown and Rams Football scores . . . Big Six Kansas State S, South Carolina Minnesota 9, Nebraska O. Missouri M. New Vork 0. Oklahoma S8, Iowa State . Weat Virginia 21, Kansas a. Big Ten ; Iowa tl, Illinois . Northwt item 20, Indiana 14. Ohio Mate 46, Wisconsin 34. Purdue 0, Michigan 0 (tie). Intersectional Boston Coll. 16, Wake Forest . Notre Dame JO, Navy 13. State colleges Month Dakota 28, Omaha T. Texaa Tech 13, Crelghton 6. East Albright 17. Penn. Military 20. Alfred 32, Hofstra 21. Aquinas Inst. 7, fit. Joseph 0. American International 21, Hartwlck 0. Arnold 2S, Lowell Textile 6. Buffalo 12, Hobart 7. Clarion 46, Kutstown 0. Coast Guard 07, Mlddlebury 0. Cornell 21, Yale 7. Dartmouth 20, Princeton 13. Delaware 47, Hwarthmore 7. Drexel 12, Husquehanna 8. Georgetown 26, Maryland 0. Gettysburg 12, Bucknell 0. Green Mountain J. C. 27, Nichols J. C. . tlrove City 20, Westminster 1). Hampton 19, Howard 6. Harvard 20, Army 6. Haverford 20, Hamilton a. Holy Croas 13, Brown 0. Ithaca Coll. 6, Potomac State t. Johns Hopkins 20, Blue Ridge 19. Juniata 16, American 3. Lafayette 16, Rutgers 0. Langston 13. Wiley 0. Lebanon Valley 0, Franklin Marshall 0 (tie). Maine 19, Bowdoln 14. Manhattan 13, Boston 7. Mass. State 33, Brooklyn Coll. It. Mlllersvllle 7, Shtpprnshurf 0. Muhlenberg 7, Lehigh 2. Muskingum 12, Washington Jefferson 7. New Britain Tchrs. 12, Monclalr Ichrs. (. New Hampshire 33, Tufts 0. Northeastern 12, Springfield 6. Norwich A9, Vermont O. Pennsylvania 19, Columbia 16. Pennsylvania 34, Syracuse 19. Pittsburgh 13, Fordham 0. Rhode Island 6, Conn. 0. Rochester 19, I'nkm 6. R. P. 1. 47, Worcester Poly 0. tttroudsburg Tears. 13, Bloomsburg State Tchrs. 0. , Temple 14, Vlllanova 13. Thlel 26, Allegheny 0. Trinity 13, Amherst 0. Wagner 14, Panser 0. Washington Coll. 0, Drslnus It (tie). Western Maryland 20, Dickinson 0. Williams 25, Wesleyan 0. Midwest Alma 21, Albion 6. Ashland 13, Mt. Vernon t. Augustana 1H, Jamesttmn 6. Baker 7, Kansas Wesleyan 0. Ball State S3, Central Indiana Normal t. Brlolt 6, Lawrence 0. Bethel 13, Bethany 0. Bowling Green IS, Wittenberg Bradley 6, Illinois Wesleyan 0. Butler 18, Toledo 2. Case 35, Baldwin Wallace 1. Capital 12, Marietta . Carroll 27, Whealon 0. Carthage 13, Western Illinois Tchrs. II. Cincinnati 20, Carnegie Tech 0. Claflln 0, Paine 0 (tie). Defiance 14, Blnffton 6. DeKalb Tchrs. 32, Steven! Point Tchrs. 12. Drnlaon 82, Bethany 0. DePauw 32. Karlham 0. Detroit 7, Marquette 8. Detroit Tech 0, Wisconsin Tchrs. (tie). Drake 13, Iowa Tchrs. 0. Heidelberg 20. Elmhurst t. Flndlay 12, Evansvllle 7. Grand Rapids 7, Central State Tchrs. . Hillsdale 14, Adrian . Hope 6, Kalamazoo 6 (tie). Illinois Southern Normal 41, Charleston 9. James Mllllkln 6, North Central Illinois 9. John Carroll 12, Kent State 0. Kenyon 01, Ashland 0. lacrosse Tchrs. 10, Milwaukee Tchrs. 7 lke Forest 20, Augnatana 6. Lawrence Tech 33, Ferris Institute 7, Louisville 21, Hanover 9. 1-uthrr 9, Loras 6. MacAlrster 22, Carleton 8. Monmouth 6, Cornell 0. Northern Illinois Tchrs. 32, Stevens Point 12. Northwestern Coll. , Wisconsin Mines 0.. Ohio 21, Ohio Wesleyan 0. Ohio Northern 14, Mt. Union 0. Oklahoma A. M. 13. Nt. Louis 7. Plltaburg Tchrs. 7, Southwestern 0. Rose Poly 00, Milton 9. Mlppery Rock Tchrs. It, Kdtnbflta Tchrs. 8. Konlh Dakota State 3. Mornlnnlde 0. - Nprtngfleld Tchrs. 9, Warrenshurg Tchrs. 7. ni. neneairia coll. za. ton Hayes state 7. (See SCORES, Page 4-B.) about the Huskers a field goal for their 15th consecutive victory, 9 to 0. The Minnesota . powerhouse rolled only briefly in the second period, and then the Gophers were forced to resort to passes to crack the determined Nebraska defense. A crowd of 42,893 saw the gallant but unsuccessful stand of a Nebraska team which had lost three consecutive previous games. MINNEAPOLIS. (INS). Minnesota's Golden Gophers, their power game stalled by a combination of an alert Nebraska defense and an injury riddled squad, resorted to other means here Saturday to win their 15th consecutive game by defeating the Cornhuskers, 9 to 0. The Gophers took to the air to score the game's lone touchdown in the second quarter and then added k field goal in the final period. 1 '" minuim i. .1111.1 iimimiuMiiii. mm ji niimtj. j4u.ig.1sn. iwaunnsu ,uiMi).Mtwkwaiw assay - rs' ' -v "'. - SunimtJ Journal emit sx ' ' ' f' - " Cl NOVEMBER 9, 19 U L - , -! a :vxrn - A ' . - : s t;,"v,"' , v.v - !,. .. ' ' ' - --.,n-mxtmM-,A,mmr.Mth,sl.m,,iii I liSSSiain "Vfriiniii-ln-tnirTi nf;-innNinlsiiilltnftllfmtnmiiiHlr iiiiirnitiiii-rif-ifmmr-Tiii " .W.v..,wJstWi. AFTER A FULL QUARTER AND THREE MINUTES MORE from the goal line and driving like fury to get across. The pi . . , T rm f''w-'-j,'?Tl ,, .m.,.-....,...Tir.-Mr , i. -if ,artt4-wt aaWra. DALE BRADLEY BATTLES GOPHERS ON PUNT RETURN. Huskers forced Minnesota to after kickoff and Bradley fielded the punt and returned four yards to the Nebraska 35. (Staff Indians run past Trojan eleven, 13-0 Stanford step nearer bowl LOS ANGELES. UP), Exploding twice in the first period with all the sharp brilliance of the bright sun above, Stanford university's vaunted touchdown machine swept over Southern California and on along the road to the Rose Bowl Saturday. Remaining in absolute command of the Pacific Coast conference championship battle, these rollicking, gambling gridironeers from Palo Alto turned back the Trojan threat, 13 to 0, in a game that was settled in the first 15 minutes of the day. The largest crowd of the season 87,000 sat in on this 21st encounter between the Indians and Troy's outclassed Warriors. Stanford's first touchdown came on a brilliant 69 yard run by Eric Armstrong, 165 pound speedster from Portland, Ore., who plays right half for the Indians. Sheller Scores. The second a few minutes later culminated a 38 yard running, passing smash across the Trojan goal after Trojan Quarterback Bobby Kobertson had fumbled the ball into Stanford's possession. Willard Sheller, stand-In for Fullback Milt Vucinich, hit the line from the 1-yard line for the score. All America Frankie Albert, Stanford's gifted field general, missed the first" conversion but scored the second. The victory gave Stanford four wins to Its one defeat by Oregon State earlier in the season. The team has threatening Washington State and its big game with California yet to be played. What to find ... Inside 'Cats nip Hoosiers . . . Page 2, Col. 2 Baylor lies Texas . . . Page 2, Col. 4 , Sooners crush I.S.C. . . . Page 3, Col. 3, 'Blue was great' . . . Page 3, Col. 7 How Gophers did it . . . Page 5, Col. 3 Crcighlon back runs kickoff 77 yards, Jays lose LUBBOCK, Tex. VP). Texas Tech won its sixth game in seven starts Saturday with a 13 to 6 Victory over the Crelghton Blucjays. Maurice Mullin, Crelghton left half, gave the homecoming crowd of 7,000 'a thrill on the opening kickoff when he took the ball on his own 12 and ran to the Tech 11. A few plays later Ray Leonard hit left tackle for a Bluejay score. Tech scored a few minutes later after a sustained drive from its own 24, and added another touchdown in the second period. Carroll college blasts Montana Mines, 6 to 0 BUTTE, Mont. (INS). The Montana School of Mines Homecoming Saturday was spoiled , by little Carroll college, Which scored a 6 to 0 victory. The game alao blasted the Miners' hopes for the title in the Montana college conference. The Carroll touchdown came in the last few minutes of the first half. THE GOPHERS FINALLY PUNCHED ACROSS in the paine at Minneapolis Saturday, Here's ay made it 6 to 0. (Staff photo flown to Lincoln in special chartered "plane.) ' ' Middies suffer first loss ... Irish outlasts Navy, 20-13 . . . Sailor threat halted BALTIMORE, Md. (UP). Angelo Bertolo Bertelli, a tall, willowy youth with spring steel in his arm, snapped passes like a small boy flicks buckshot Saturday and Notre Dame drove another notch closer to its first undefeated season since the days of Knute Rockne with a 20-13 conquest of the Navy. In what was one of the greatest passing displays ever touched off under the murky skies of Maryland, the 20 year old Italian from the rugged hills of New Erigland drove his green-jerscyed team mates to three lightning touchdowns and the first victory scored this season over a Navy that ruled the land but could not control the air. The Middies went down, but they went down with all their battle flags flying after smashing back to tie a wild and loose game up twice then unleash a final crackling drive that carried 58 yards before being halted just nine feet short of the touchdown and point that could have knotted the count again. 64,795 in Stands. A sell-out crowd of 64,795 wild-eyed spectators saw Bertelli keep his arm under cover until the start of the second period. Then he uncoiled it and the Irish tucked their rushing game away in the bag until they began to waste time and protect their lead late in the final quarter. It was In the first minute of the second period that Bertelli started to pitch. After a scoreless quarter in which neither team could spark up a serious offensive threat, Dippy Evans intercepted a Naval aerial attempt and ran It back 40 yards to the Middie 40. As calmly as a man unfolds a newspaper in a club lounge, Angelo tossed 38 yards to Evans for first down on the Navy two and two smashes kick in the first series of plays photo, flown to Lincoln.) later Evans scored and Steve Juz-wik converted for a 7-0 lead. The Navy never could wipe out that lead the Middies tied it twice, yes, but they couldn't go out in front. The reason again was Bertelli. Navy struck five minutes after the Irish with a 54 yard parade headed by little Howie Clark, the offensive leader of the sailors' second unit. Clark went 21 yards on a reverse around end for the biggest gain and then threw 20 yards to Bob Zoellcr before he scored on a plunge and Bob Leonard squared matters at 7-7 with a perfect conversion. The big crowd, which wailed in unison with the Middle corps thru-eut the afternoon, settled back after this march but not for long. The Irish took the kick-off on their 20 and . again Mr. "B" unwound his arm. In just seven plays with Bertelli either passing or running for 65 of the 80 yards, Notre Dame went ahead again. It was Bertelli for 15 thru the line, Bertelli to Harry Wright for 7, Bertelli to Matt Bolger for 26 and then Bertelli to Juzwik for 17 and the touchdown. Alal ama comes from behind to drop Tulane, 19-14 NEW ORLEANS, La. (JP). Ala. bama's Crimson Tide, charging from behind with offensive power at the crucial time, scored twice in the final half and beat Tulane's slightly-favored Green Wave 19-14 Saturday. , An estimated 60,000 spectators, the largest crowd ever to watch a regular season football game in the south, saw Alabama, badlv outplayed In the first half, drive to the winning score with less l than two minutes to play. 6 N.U. iron men Daley's plunge, Garnass' field goal spell defeat BY JOHN BENTLEY. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. Minnesota's Golden Gophers, ex-. pected to win as they pleased, were forced to the air to set up the only touchdown and to a field goal to get the nine points that gave them-iheir 15th straight victory here Saturday, but those' loyal Nebraskans who sat in 30 degree temperature will never forget the great defensive play of the 16 Cornhuskers, ten of whom played almost the entire GO minutes. .Wayne Blue, Maryin Thompson, Vic Schleich, Fred Meier, Howard Kelly, George Abel, Clarence Ilerndon and Fred Preston played their hearts out along with Fred Metheny, Dale Bradley, Allen Zikrriund and Marvin Athey. Schleich, Meier, Kelly, Abel, Ilerndon and Blue played without relief and Iowa goes thru air to whip Mini Farmer paces Hawks, 21-0 CHAMPAIGN, 111. (JP. Iowa's steadily improving Hawkeyes put another hole Saturday in Illinois' waning hopes for a Big Ten victory this season by routing the Bob Zuppke eleven, 1 to 0, before 14,339 shivering fans in Memorial stadium. Tommy Farmer and Bill Parker teamed up beautifully to account for all the Iowa points, with Farmer pitching both scoring aerials to , Parker and Farmer scoring the last touchdown on a short smash after his 36 yard sprint had set the stage. Less than eight minutes of the battle had passed when Iowa scored. The Hawks took the ball on their own 34 after a punt and Farmer's . pass highlighted his team's drive to the Illinois 36. Use Fumble. Tfien Farmer faded back and rifled a perfect peg to Parker. The big Iowa end, altho hemmed in by two defenders, made a perfect catch at the Illinois 20 and raced unmolested over the gogl line. Farmer made good on this extra point conversion as he did on the following touchdowns. In the third period Iowa cashed in on one of several fumbles after Iowa had driven to the Illinois 11. But Lavere Astroth fumbled on the first play, Iowa recovering on the Illinois 12. Green smashed to the Illinois 8 and Farmer shot a pass to Parker in the end zone for a touchdown. Iowa's final score came after another Illinois fumble, Astroth's bobble giving Iowa the ball on the Iowa 45. Farmer . smashed thru center and then raced on to the Illinois 19. Farmer led a drive to the Illinois 1 and then went over for the score. POS. IOWA ILLINOIS L.K. Parker Mltnscvlch L.T. I..O. c. R.O. Ft T. Ft K. Q II. I. H. R II. F.B. Iowa . Illinois Inwa Walkr ,, Johnson Penaluna Wilson fryr Chfflv ''urran Tawloskl tlo Aensr Hnrklt TroKonlng Oiut'PM A"! roth Karmfr (irlffin lyiTlcs Hmllh Orei-n Plclffr 7 n 7 7-21 n n n n - n arnrine: ' Tfliirhrtown - Parker. W. farmer. Points After touchdown Farmer 3, (placement. Bob Sweiger about a yard Bobby Cooper spelled Metheny tor the one play on Minnesota's extra point. So it becomes a story of 16 young men who set out to prove that they could rise to an occasion. Defensively the Huskers were superb, Minnesota setting up its one touchdown thru the air when its power attack failed to get the needed distance. Huskers Better? Some of the Minnesota writers thought Nebraska's offense appeared more effective than that of the Gophers. The zip was gone from the powerhouse attack and it was little Buddy Higgins who furnished the most offensive pow- der in Minnesota's inconsistent attack. There'were times In the fourth quarter when the Gophers were still nursing those six points that Minnesota followers were sliding about wondering if the total would be sufficient. Bernie Bierman, who used 24 players, began early in relieving his men, while the Huskers played the first half without help. It was thought that this would find a tired Nebraska team yielding at least two touchdowns in the last half, but the Huskers fought off every Gopher march except one and then the Minnesota power house had to rely on a field goal. One other field attempt by the Gophers was wide. It was a short punt that put the Huskcr in a hole from which they never recovered in the final quar- ter but they hung on doggedly to prevent another touchdown. N. U. Joyful. Altho beaten, there was nothing but joy In the hearts of the players and followers alike because of the unexpectedly stout defense of the Huskers. Some of this was unquestionably due to the fact that Minnesota, with Michigan and Northwestern Just back of them, could not avoid a letdown. The Gophers started their one touchdown surge on the first play of the second quarter from their own 43. Bud Higgins began throwing passes to Bill Daley plus a swing around right end by Bob Sweiger which netted 13 yards and put the Gophers on hte Husk-er 26. Zlkmund was hurt . and Marvin Athey relieved him. Then came a pass from Higgins to Bill Garnaas which moved the ball to the 12 and Higgins slipped thru a hole which didn't appear bigger than a mere shaft of light to get to the 1-yard line. That's all this wriggling stick of dynamite needs. It was a third down run, Wayne Blue having stopped Sweiger for no gain, Sweiger bare-., ly bumped over the goal line for the six points. Garnaas with Higgins holding, found his attempted placement partly blocked by Mar (Sea HUSKERS,' Paga 4-B.)

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