The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 10, 1954 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 10, 1954
Page 11
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER, 10, 195* BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE ELEVEM SMU Holds 2-1 Edge In Series with Porks Hogs Have Won But 9 Of 29 Tilts FAYETTEVILLE — The ball club that helped to start Arkansas' Homecoming festivities 32 years ago — Southern Methodist — returns next Saturday for what is regarded in all quarters as the most important Homecoming game of all time. The Southwest Conference title hangs in the balance. It will be the eighth appearance of the Mustangs at an Arkansas Homecoming, and the first since the ill-fated but thrilling game of 1948 Then, an underdog Razorback team outfought the title-bound ponies for 59 minutes and 10 seconds before falling to the heroic efforts of Gil Johnson. A game-ending pass to wlngback Paul Page gave SMU a 14-12 triumph. Lost Seven Straight Though behind in their 29-game series by a two to one ratio (SMU leads 18-9-2), the Eazorbacks have seen the Ponies increase their lead primarily in the post-war years. After winning a 13-0 championship contest in 1946, the Porkers have dropped seven straight — a similar situation to that which preceded the Rice game. The Razorbacka started their series with the Mustangs in excellent fashion—taking three straight in 1920-1-2 by scores of 6-0, 14-0 and 9-0. The latter game was the 19J2 Homecoming opener. An SMU win In 1923 and then a pair of ties, 14-14 and 0-0, preceded a five- year period during which schedule difficulties kept them apart. The 1923 SMtr win, 13-6, saw the Mustang goal crossed for the only time that year as they won a Southwest Conference title. At that, the series was renewed too soon for Arkansas, for the 1931 ponies again iwept through the loop undefeated including a 42-6 rout of the Porkers. The Porkers got back at the Mustangs two years later, however, In winning a 3-0 Homecoming game in the late moments of the contest. Elvin Geiser's field goal provided the margin for the first-place Razorbaoks. Two Shutouts The fabulous passing Porkers of the late 30's shut SMU out two years in a row, 17-0 and 13-0 (Vllh fawight Sloan and Jack Bobbins providing the fireworks. Their successor, Kay Eakin, did equally well in 1939 in leading Arkansas to a 14-0 win. A pair of extra point triumphs figured in two games during the next five years. Guard Leon Pense played tailback long enough In 1943 to throw two TD passes to end Alton Baldwin for a 14-12 win while the Ponies retaliated with their 14-12 Homecoming victory of 1948. The latter game was billed as a duel between All-Americans Doak Wslker and Clyde Scott but wound up a contest of Johnson's passing and the running of Leon Campbell. Scott left the game early injured; while Walker was stymied by Arkansas' defensive game. New Offenses ' The 1953 season saw each school change coaches and offenses. SMU brought in Chalmer "Woody" Woodard and the T-formation (to replace the single wing) while Bowden Wyatt introduced his single wing. The game, played in Dallas, was a long way from other Dallas games of recent time. In 1949 and again in 1951 SMU had throttled Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl stadium. 34-6 and 47-7. Wyatt's first venture met the test and lost to superior replacements, 13-7. Homecoming, while a gala occasion on the Arkansas campus, has not always provided success on the gridiron. The Razorbacks have won only 13, lost 16 and tied three. The Porkers Again. Work Behind Locked Gates By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Conference elevens, the season's end in sight and bowl games on the horizon, went through their paces at an accelerated pace Wednesday. Up in the Oiarks, the undefeated,» —-— untied Arkansas Razorbacks need only a tie in Saturday's game with Southern Methodist to clinch the Southwest Conference- crown and win a trip to Dallas' rich Cotton Bowl. The Razorbacks, picked in preseason predictions to finish last, worked behind locked gates Tuesday Coach Bowden Wyatt kept mum on what phase of Uie game the Hogs were concentrating on, but it was a safe bet the Hogs would continue to strive for perfection in the single-wing magic that has carried them to seven straight triumphs. SMU Has Injuries Their Saturday opponents, meanwhile, reported that they were plagued with . injuries. Co-captin Raymond Berry and Doyle .Nix, two first-line ends, suffered spralnr ed ankles Tuesday, and were taken to a hospital for X-rays. Just how badly they were hurt was not reported. ••'• ' v Already, halfback Don McHhen- ny. a mainstay .of the Pony attack was In bed with a bruised kidfley, He will not play against the Porkers and is out for an indefinite period. The able-bodied Mustangs tried to familiarize themselves with the unfamiliar single-wing. At Texas Christian's camp. Where the Horned Frogs were getting ready for the Texas Longhorns, the story was different. Quarterback Ronald Cllnkscale and tackles Ray Hill and Dick Lflswell took their tender ankles- injured more than a week ago In the Baylor game—through an all- out offensive and defensive scrimmage without further injury. Second-unit halfback Ken Wineburg also went through the brus- ing. spirited drills with no ill effects to his Injured ankle. Price Shuffles Steers Coach Ed Price continued to shuffle the Longhorns like a deck of pinochle cards in an effort to find that elusive winning combination and warned his charges about Cllnkscale's prowess. "His 60-yard quarterback sneak against Southern Gal Is a good example of what he can do," Price told his Texas team, looking tqr itn first conference victory. Coach Jess Neely of Rice, hoping to prevent further injuries, put his Owls through dummy scrimmage Tuesday in their preparation for six-time loser Texas A&M,. He indicated his starters would get no contact work this week. The A&M first team worked out again in sweat suits with quarterback Klwood Kettler, bruised In the SMU' tilt list Saturday, missing from the squad. Gurad Ray Barrett was hospitalized with virus, but Coach Bear Bryant indicated both would be ready for Rice. Baylor, idle this weekend, worked out lightly Tuesday. seven-game majk with SMU stands all even at 3-3-1. Brooks Is AP'j Lineman of Week Razorbock Guard Honored for Stellar Play in Rice Tilt ' By RAY STEPHENS PAYETTBVILLE, Ark. I* — For three seasons, Bud Brooks has been a brilliant performer in the Arkansas Razorbacks' line, and the senior guard has at long last gained the recognition he deserves. Brooks yesterday was selected as the Associated Press' Lineman of the Week. He won the award for his sterling play in the unbeaten Razorback's 28-15 conquest ol Rtce last Saturday. "I think I've played better in some other games thli year," said Bud when Informed of the award, "but I'm might happy to be selected. Of course winning that game made me even happier." Wain't Beat Game Coach Bowden Wyatt, who has praised Brooks as "all that a coach could possibly ask In a college lineman," said, "I'm very proud that Brooks was chosen. He's done an excellent job lor u« all year, but I don't think h« played his best game against Rice." Brooks, born William Thomas and nicknamed Bud while attending high school, first earned his gridiron reputation as a fullback. He was selected M an All-District fullback while playinj at Wynne. Former Arkansas Coach Otis Douglas converted Brooks to a lineman when the 190 pound swifty entered the university. As a sophomore. Brooks played defensive end und was named to the All-Southwest Conference team. Mored to Guard Wyatt moved Brooks to guard last year, and the veteran performed capably. However, his efforts Were overshadowed by Lamar McHan and Floyd Sagely, and Brooks didn't get a call on the conference honor, squad. Brooks, 24, i* the fastest lineman on the Arkansas team, and second only to swift Buddy Benson over 100 yards. Brooks has been timed in 10.S seconds for the 100 yards. There's no doubt that his play has been a primary factor In Arkansas' astounding record of seven victories against no lossee BO far this year. Chick Harbert will be host pro when the 37th ,POA championship is held at the Meadowbrook Country Club at Northville, Mich., next July 20-26. Read Courier News classified Ads. SO MUCH MORE FOR SO MUCH LESS PARTS SERVICE 112 N. Franklin SHOW TRACTOR CO. Phoru 3-8951 I've thought and thought *\ * «v : but 1 can't remember anything \ \ smoother than the '55 FORD'S new *. •-, ANGLE- i IA POISED \ \ RIDE! / ON DISPLAY FRIDAY FIRST YEAR RESERVE — He's never played football before and is lacking in size but Eugene Whitsell. a reserve halfback, has looked good defensively all year in Chick practice sessions. Whitsell, who reported for practice late, makes up for his lack of size in intestinal fortitude and culls nobody when it comes to tackling. (Courier News Photo) Untouted Players Shine In Surprising '54 Season By BOB MOORING The Associated Prcs« Football players like Army right halfback Tommy Bell, who didn't figure to gain many headlines this fall, are having a lot to say about the outcome of the 1954 college football season. Bell's case is typical. Last year Tom was a workhorse runner with drive and spirit. But he's a different boy How with new-found speed and an ability to follow blockers. It was Bell who started once-beaten Army to its 48-7 conquest of previously undefeated Yale last .week with a 64-yard scoring sprint on the Cadets' first play from scrimmage. He wound up with three TDs. In the Duke game. the Blue Dev- passing, running and defense. Us were pounding at the Army gftal trailing 31-4 when Bell raced i yards before he was caught on Duke 13. And Bell knocked down a pass in his end zone as the final gun sounded to save Army's 31-30 squeeker over Virginia. Little Primo Villaneuva. tailback ringmaster of the nation's No ,.1 team at UCLA, was lost behind All-America Paul Cameron in '53. Now they say he's a faster runner and better passer than Paul. Minnesota's having a better season with Bob McNamara firing '.he Gophers' new split-T than under the single wing magic of All-America Paul Olel. McNamara, an end and safetyman in platoon days, has been impressive nil year at right half and tailback. Howard (Hopalong) Cassidy and Bobby Wnlklus help make Ohio State's bnckficld one of the most formidable in the country but quarterback Dave Lcggett gets a major share of the credit. Leggett, moved from fullback to Johnny Borton's understudy last year, has the Job now and is an Important cog In the Buckeye machine with his Arkansas' undefeated Rnzorbacks are the surprise, team of the nation, thanks especially to guard Bud Brooks and fullback Henry Moore. Brooks, scarcely mentioned ir. pre-season hoopla, Is getting more praise now than Bnylov's touted tackle James Ray Smith and the Texas tackles, Herb Qray and Buck Lansford. Brooks, in fact is The Associated Press 1 latest lineman of the week alter his performance against Rice. Injured Larry Morris. 1953 All- Tech, is getting crowded out of the sports pages these days by teammate Franklin Brooks, a Junior guard. 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