The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 3, 1954 · Page 9
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.i COURIER NEWS PAGE MlNS Arkansas' Rise Most Fabulous in Football Foes Find Single V/Ing Is Strange By HARRY GRAYSON NBA Sports Editor NEW YORK - (NBA) — At the outset it was written that Arkansas would have to struggle along without Lamar Me- Han, the former T quarterback whom Bowden Wyatt turned into an uproarious tailback. Statistics showed what the Razorbacks lost when runner and - passer M c H a n was graduated to the Chicago Cardinals. McHan left the Porkers with no made -to - order ', successor. "Our investigator reports that a stale of flux i | still exists," the pre-season report read. "He can't give us much Special Train for LSU Tilt Gilbert L .Smythe, general agen or the Cotton Belt Lines here, announced today that the Cotton Belt would operate a special train from Arkansas points to the Arkansas. Louisiana State football game In Shreveport, La., Nov. 30. The special train will depart 'rom Jonesboro at n am.. Nov. 30, Mr. Smythe said and will return mmedlately following the game. The train will arrive In Jonesboro from Shreveport at 3 a.m. Nov, 21, Special buses will carry pas»en- gert from the train station at Shreveport to the game and return them, Mr. Smythe said. Persons desiring more information about the special train may obtain it by eont»ctta| Mr. Smythe at 1.3183. Bowden Wyatt dope on who is going to play where." Arkansas wasn't even supposed to "show up .Coach Wyatt opened thft season with no more than a. half-dozen seniors and lacking let- tesnen at tailback, end and center. The Porkers were, in the words of the experts, "rebuilding from the remnants of a three-seven season in 1953, Wyatt's first year." Not even Wyatt and his capable staff had any notion of more than a four-six or .500 season. * # ' So Arkansas, with a squad of 25, proceeded to waylay six in a row— Tulstt, Tcxal Christian, Baylor, Texas, Mississippi and Texas AfcM. all but two genuine toughies who have been in' the top 10 this autumn. That ranked the Porkers fourth in the country behind only UCLA, Oklahoma and Ohio State HENRY MOORE and ahead of Army and Notre Dame. Arkansas' rise is the most spectacular of the year in football. Though claiming one standout guard in All-America candidate Bud Brooks, the Porkers are primarily a team of well-balanced individuals. Wyatt is one of those old-fashioned guys who stuck to the single wing he knew best when practically everybody else switched to the T. The result is that Arkansas' opponents find the single wing a strange thing. And quite confusing when Wyatt further crosses them up with a T trick or two. Though generally behind in statistics, the Porkers have prevailed with the kicking game so neglected today and playing their own game. They lead the nation In punting, hit hard, recover fumbles (14), intercept passes (13). The Porkers are a fighting, spirited band of opportunists. They strike with dramatic suddenness, have the nation's BUD BROOKS strongest defense inside their 30. Arkansas kicks off or receives with a line that averages only 190 pounds, but the lack of beef spelli tremendous mobility and speed- Though it essentially is a team effort, the Porkers have benefitted from a hard-driving fullback, junior Henry Moore; equally poised sophomore tailbacks, passer and punter George Walker and runner Buddy Benson; and a stickout blocking back, Preston Carpenter. Jerry Ford is a terrific center at 182 pounds. Billy Ray Smith, a gigantic sophomore, stirs up trouble for the other side at tackle. Bowden Wyatt, the one-time Tennessee All-America end who built Wyoming into national prominence, loses only six from his preient squad and has employed 10 sophomores on his first two teams. The unpredictable Southwest Conference has produced the surprise of the year in Arkansas and the flop of the year in Texas. Oregon Back Offense Leader NEW YORK W —• George Shaw of Oregon itaudi between California's Paul Larson and hie second straight total offense title, Larson, who won the crown last year with a whirlwind finish, picked up 62 yards on the Oregon back last week, but figures released by the NCAA Service Bureau today showed Shaw still leads all major college football players with 1,245 yards. Larson is second with 1,117 yards. Each has three games left to play. ] Larson leads everyone in passing with 93 completions for 1,125 yards In 142 attempts. His completion averabe is 65.5 per cent. The record is 60.9 per cent, set by Washington's Don Heinrich in 1950. Last Saturday, Larson threw 38 passes, completed 2 for 280 yards. Shaw has thrown move than Larson, but has completed only 73 in 10 attempts for 1,068 yards. He was accumulated 177'yards on the ground while Lav son's rushing figure is minus eight yards. Art Luppino, the Arizona sophomore, still Is far ahead in rushing with 892 yards, but Penn State's Lenny Moore has moved into sea ond place with 717 to 681 lor Colorado's John Bayufc. Army's Tom Bell, with 660 yards, has the best average per play, 12.2 yards for 4 carries. Alan Ameche, the workhorse of the Wisconsin backfield, is down in llth place amone the runners, but is closing in on a record. He has 3,127 yards rushing in four HISTORIC SUCCESS! "coK for Crow" is heard more and mor* as new thousands each day enjoy Old Crow in a milder, lower-priced, 86 Proof bottling—companion to the world-famous 100 Proof Bottled in Bond! 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Chance has proved the most versatile performer on the Army football squad. sition is." This Is Billy's third and flail year of football. Ha graduates with the commission of a second lieutenant in June. Though lie has yet to earn a letter, there is little doubt as to the significant role Billy !ms played in rebuilding Army's football fortunes. He played wherever he w» needed, and wherever he played he was instrumental in strengthening the Cadet squad. PACKS WEIGHT—Ralph Gallezzo limbers up by hoisting 127- pound halfback Johnny Spadafora aloft, The 17-year-old Maiden, Mass., High tactile tips the scale at 281 pounds. (NEA) Southwest Conference Teams Feature Native Grid Talent DALLAS — Southwest Conference member* don't have to look beyond the border of their state for football players. The University of Texas has had only one "foreigner" on tta squad in four years. All others are Texas boys. Rice never has more than two, most often one. There has been a gradual decrease in the number of outsiders playing on the conference teams since 1951. That year there were 41. Thii season there are only 30—less than eight per cent of the 388 boys on the seven squads. Only four of those are on the first team varsity, Texas A&M. Arkansas, Southern Methodist and Baylor go in most for imports. This year A&M lias nine, Arkansas eight, Southern Methodist six, Baylor four. Texas Christian has only two, Bice one and Texas none at all. Three of Arkansas' outsiders are Texas boys and this Isn't considered in the same light, as the "Imports." Arkansas if a member of the conference and has a right to go Into Texas for material If it dc- A (ii'st classman at the Military Academy, Billy has had a fling at •irtunlly every position on the sqinid during the past three seasons. This (nil he came Into his own. From the outset of the season he nulled down a starting ond berth position. He felt that he had finally found n homo. However. Couch Earl (Red) Blaik liud different ideas. Billy Is tin; only experienced linebacker on lha squad. The return of Don Hoi- leder at end prompted the shift of Chance to center whers he combines his duties backing up the line. He weighs 100 pounds and is 6 feet tall. Just Wants to 1'lay How does Billy feel about the constant changing of positions? "As long as I have the opportunity to play, I don't care what the po- Coaeh Home DETROIT Ifl— After each game, Kent Stilley, line coach for the University of Detroit football team, flies to his home in Clalrton, Pa, Stilley is the mayor of Clalrton and attends to his city affairs between games. Mom Rice's Hamburgers Big and Juicy As Ever! Now Served at Sam's Smokehouse Main Street What's new with Chevrolet? everything! Wonderful new Glide- Ride Front Suspension New spherical joints flex freely to cushion all road shocks. YON (fi'diorer the bumps! New Anti- Dive Braking Control, exclusive with Chevrolet! 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