The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 12, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 12, 1954
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Hogs Given Slight Edge S WC Title, Cotton Bowl in Balance At Homecoming By KAY STEPHENS FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The Southwest Conference football championship and a berth in the Cotton Bowl are up for grabs tomorrow afternoon when undefeated Arkansas clashes with Southern Methodist here. Arkansas, winner of seven straight games this year, will enter the game as a slight favorite over the once-beaten, once-tied Mustangs. The Razorbacks will need only a tie with SMU to clinch the conference title, while SMU must win to remain in the race for the championship, and the automatic Cotton Bowl bid. H Arkansas wins, it will take its Manila Books 36-Game Slate Former Tech Star, Deward Dopson, Is Lions' New Coach MANILA—Deward (Swish) Dopson, former Arkansas Tech star who is now coaching at Manila High School, today announced a 36-game schedule for his Manila cagers. Dopson, who became known as Arkansas' "Mr. Basketball" while swishing the nets for Tech's Wonder Boys three years ago, was named recently to succeed Wayne Taylor as coach of the Lions. Taylor resigned to turther his education. The Lions are slated to open their schedule Nov. 19 at Hoxle. They will play their first five games on the road before opening their home schedule with Caraway Nov 30 The 1954 schedule is one of the toughest faced by a Manila team in years. It includes games with such Class A powers as Leachville, Blytheville, Greene County Tech and Rector. Nov. 19 Hoxie—Away Nov. 22 Keiser (Jrs.)—Away Nov. 23 Leachville—Away Nov. 26 Bny—Away Nov. 29 Lepanto—Away ("B" & Jrs.) Nov. 30 Caraway—Home Dec. 3 Nettleton—Away Dec. 6 Trumann—Home B and Jrs. Dec. 7 Hoxie—Home Dec. 9 Caraway—Away (B and Jrs.) Dec. 10 West Memphis—Home Dec. 13 Hoxie—Home (B and Jrs.) Dec. H Blytheville—Away Dec. 17 Corning—Away Dec. 21 Bay—Home Dec. 23 Harrisburg—Away Dec. 28 Dell—Home Dec. 31 Greeae C'ty Tech—Away Jan. 4 Monette—Home Jan. 7 Trumann—Away Jan. 10 Caraway—Home (B and Jrs.) Jan. 11 Cardwell—Away Jan. 14 Nettleton—Home Jan. 1? Kaiser Jrs..—Home Jan. 18 Wardell—Away Jan. 20 Lepanto—Home <B and Jrs.) Jan. 25 Leachville—Home Jan. 27 Hcxie B. and Jrs.—Away Jan. 28 West Memphis—Away Feb. 1 Trumann—Home Feb. 4 Monette—Away Feb. 8 Greene C'ty Tech—Home Feb. 15 Corning—Home Feb. 18 Dell—Away Feb. 22 Rector—Home Feb. 25 Harrisburg—Home first conference crown since 1936, and tie the longest winning streak ever run up by a Razorback team — .nine straight to 1909. More than 27,000 fans are assured for the game, highlight of Arkansas' 33rd Homecoming. Temporary bleachers have been installed in Razorback StadAlm to take care of the anticipated overflow audience. Walker vs. Nutt The game likely will match Arkansas' improved passing attack, capably manned by sophomore tailback, George Walker, against the aerial wizardy of SMU's Duane Nutt. Both teams boast tight defenses, with SMU holding an edge in containing rushing attacks, and Arkansas boasting a pass defense which hasn't allowed a single touchdown aerial all year. Arkansas', ground attack centers around 190-pound Henry Moore, the Southwest Conference's second leading rusher and scorer. Moore, who is noted for his diving plunges into the line, has averaged more than five yards a carry this year. The Mustangs claim their backfield is their best since Doak Walker held sway at SMU in 1948. But, SMU will be forced to play without th^ services of halfback Don Men- henny, who Is the team's second best ball carrier. Mcllhenny is hospitalized with a bruised kidney which may prevent him from play- tag again this year. Marshall In SMU Coach Woody woodard said he will replace Mcllhenny with John Marshall, who played well against Texas A&M. Running with Marshall and Nutt will be Frank Eidom and Hal O'Brien. Arkansas Coach Bowden Wyatt said his Razorbacks will be at full strength for the game. Second unit fullback Joe Bill Wilson, who.- has been slowed down by a recurrence of an old back injury, will be ready for SMU, said Wyatt. The Arkansas coach said his team is beginning to show the, ef. fects of taking on six major opponents on consecutive Saturdays, and commented: "The conference alone was enough to wear out a good team, but we've had Ole Miss wedged in between." SMU Coach Woody Woodard, noting that his team is the underdog, told a reporter, "We won't be beaten by Arkansas' press clippings." Arkansas' record this year Is fir more impressive than that of the Ponies. The Razorbacks have whipped Tulsa, Texas Christian, Baylor, Texas, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Bice in that order. SMU dropped a 10-7 decision to Georgia Tech in its opening game, and was tied by Texas 13-13. The Mustangs hold victories over Rice, Texas A&M, Kansas and Missouri. Comparison Comparative scores show that Arkansas whipped Texas by 13 points, while the Longhorns tied SMU; Arkansas beat Texas AbM by seven points, but SMU's margin of victory over the Aggies was only three points. SMU defeated Rice by 14 points; Arkansas whipped the Owls by 13. In the 29 previous meetings between the two teams, SMU has won 18 games to only nine for Arkansas There have been two ties. The U. S. Weather Bureau at Little Rock forecast clear skies and balmy 70-degree weather for the It's a FREEMAN BOOT... FAMILY SHOE STORE Tomorrow Holds Key For Upstart Teams, Arkansas, Ohio State By ED COKKIGAN The Associated Press Two upstarts who dared not entertain any fanciful dreams in September can make dates for New Year's Day if things go right tomorrow. Arkansas, the Cinderella team of the Southwest conference, needs only to tie Southern Methodist to clinch the league championship to the embarrassment of such powers as Texas, which was once regarded as an almost-certain winner. Ohio State has shot to the fore In the up-and-down Big Ten race, and the No. 2 team in the country will seek to make Purdue its eighth straight victim and sixth in a row in league play. The Buckeyes might get a real battle from Len Dawson and his aerial circus, but they're the favorites just the same. If Michigan State whips Michigan and Iowa drips Minnesota, Ohio State is in. TBe Southwest Conference winner automatically is nominated as the host team in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, while the Big Ten victor goes to the Rose Bowl. U.S.C. by Courtesy The other Cotton Bowl team is invited after the season. The Pacific Coast Conference representative in the Rose Bowl probably will be Southern California, through the courtesy of UCLA. Southern Cal plays Washington and should have no trouble. UCLA, the No. 1 team in this week's Associated Press poll, is idle before tackling the Trojans next week. The Uclans played In the Rose Bowl last New Year's Day, so they are not eligible to return. game, which starts at 2 p.m. Arkansas probably will start this line up: Ted Souter and Jerry McFadden at ends; Eddie Bradford and Jim Roth at tackles; Bud Brooks and Wayland Roberts at guards; Jerry Ford at center; Preston Carpenter at blocking back; Joe Thomason at wingback; Walker at tailback, and Moore at fullback. SMU's probable starters are: Raymond Berry and Doyle Nix at ends; Forrest Oregg and Eric Knebel at tackles: David Hawk and Tommy Hairston at guards; Bur- lelgh Arnecke at center; Nutt at quarterback; Marshall and Eldom at halfbacks; and O'Brien at fullback. Another team that could see its bowl hopes enhanced or badly mangled is Georgia, currently leading the Southeastern Conference. The Bulldogs are undefeated but tied in league play, but they face a strong Auburn club and will be the underdog. The conference winner goes to the Sugar Bowl. Tradition Meanwhile, there are numerous traditional games around the country, and even the ancient Ivy League could produce a winner. Yale, clubbed by Army last week, nonetheless is 4-»> in the league. The Elis play Princeton for the 77th time and could come home first should Harvard turn back Brown and Cornell get past Dartmouth. Other big ones from a traditional standpoint include Pitt-Nebraska and Alabama-Georgia Tech. Oklahoma, ranked No. 3 behind UCLA and Ohio State, plays Missouri, Nebraska's chief rival for the Orange Bowl bid. Notre Dame, No. 5 after Arkansas, will try to gain prestige at the expense of North Carolina, while Army, the class of the East and No. 6, has a relatively soft assignment against Penn. Johnson Talks With Boudreau LIOONIER, Pa. UK— Arnold Johnson, the man who bought the Philadelphia Athletics and is moving the franchise to Kansas City, says he'll name his field manager and general manager next week. Johnson made the statement last night it Pittsburgh In an airport interview. He mentioned no names. However, in Chicago, Lou Boudreau, former manager of the Boston Bed Sox, said he had been in touch with Johnson. "But nothing Is definite yet," Boudreau declared. Howard Clock, 200-pound Army star from Pittsburgh, made six solo tackles, recovered a fumble on his team's 15-yard line and | tossed a key block as Michigan bowed Army 26-7. RAZORBACK STANDOUT — University of Arkansas' All-America candidate this year, guard Bud Brooks, will lead the Razorbacks in their Cotton Bowl bid against SMU tomorrow. Brooks was the Associated Press lineman of the week following his performance against Rice lost Saturday. Minnesota, Iowa To Test Power Huskers Pit Line Against Gophers' Bob McNamara MINNEAPOLIS, iffi — The collision of Minnesota's Bob McNa mara with Iowa's bone-bending line here tomorrow might be enough to make the Milquetoast spectators wince. Minnesota, a S^-point underdog which still cherishes the hope of n Rose Bowl trip, is banking virtually everything on McNamara. Iowa Is gearing its defense against him without being absolutely sure from which position his line blasts will come. Best al Fullback , McNnmara. a 190-pound senior, probably will alternate at fullback and right half. But Coach Murray Warmath figures he delivers the most, damage from fullback. Against Oregon State last week that added up to 161 yards in 14 carries and two touchdowns. Ye he started the season at right half and was shifted in desperation when Minnesota's entire front-line fullback corps was felled by injury. Rival coaches this year agree almost unanimously that probably no one runs with such ferocity a; the Minnesota, captain. There are plenty who are faster and some who have more raw power. Scored 9 Touchdowns McNamara literally gallops when he breaks free. The style accounts for the numerous times when the Pacific Coast Has Competition For Big Ten but Can't Use It League Policy Keeps UCLA, Rated No. 1, Out of Rose Bowl By HARRy GKAY80N NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — The Pacific Coast Conference lias been whacked in eight of the last nine Rose Bowl games. The Big Ten has won seven of the last eight, thrice running up horrendous scores — as many as 49 points. And now that the far west has a real toughie, UCLA, one that probably would be a favorite even over, say. Ohio State, the golden slope can't use It. Southern California goes to Pasadena on Jan. 1. regardless of what the all-conquering Uclans do to the Trojans, Nov. 20. A ridiculous rule, you see, pro- ilbits tenms of either conference rom appearing in the Tournament of Roses two yenrs in succession, and the batch of initials was shaded by Michigan State a year ago. UCLA formerly claimed that the 3esf, high school prospect in and around movieland headed for crass-town Southern California or Stanford, with an occasional desertion to California. The Westwood institution, it was contended, landed very few good ones, yet still managed to slay in business . . and near the top. Single Wing- Power UCLA's personnel the past three campaigns makes even Henry R. Sanders acknowledge that there has been a tremendous change. This fall's UCLA attack from a balanced-line single wing is so well distributed that It is almost impossible to build a defense against every possibility. Red Sanders' bread-and-butter play Is a fullback spinner up the middle with a 203-pound junior. Bob Davenport, doing the damage A reverse to either Jim Decker, a' native son fresh out of Omaha. Neb., or Johnny Hermann is what Conch Sanders calls the most beautiful play in football. Decker has averaged almost 10 ynrds per play. Hermann more than seven. A tailback series has worked well becnuse the nation's No. 1 college team has a move versatile man there, Prlmo Vlllanueva, a 172- pound senior. Quarterback Terry Debay plagues the other side with his blocking and llnebacklng. 81 Yard Average Maryland has a formidable line by any standards, but it was contained by UCLA. In eight outings, the Bruins held rivals to an average of 81 yards. It wasn't until the California engagement that the " ullowed R touchdown und that was after second-stringers had let Cnl drive the length of the field. Oppo. nents have scored only 40 points In eight games. The line undoubtedly Is the strongest in UCLA history. Jack Ellcnn. two-time Pacific Coast In- champion, at left tackle, and right guard Jim Salsbury are top All- America candidates and considered without equal In colleg* ranks. UCLA's pass defense ll perhtpf the tightest In the land. But now that UCLA has th« team, It has nowhere to put H. What's left of Southern California -^after UCLA, and Notre Dams- will be thrown to ih« big bad bojn of the Big Ten. The Pacific Coast Conlereno* put in the no two-years-in-iuccession rule because the Western Conference had It. Maybe the Big Ten fciew torn*thing. Paul Matx and Dan Shannon, oo- captalns of the Notre Dam* too*bull team, were teammates it Mt. Carmel High School in Chicago. Both played there under Terry tercolleglate heavyweight wrestling tor. Brennan, present Irish grid men- Irish farm boy has been slowed in the secondary and then bursts nwny for long gains. In seven games, he has scored nine touchdowns for 54 points to shore the over-nil Big Ten scoring lead. 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