Austin American-Statesman from Austin, Texas on October 21, 1941 · 11
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Austin American-Statesman from Austin, Texas · 11

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Tuesday, October 21, 1941
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Teams Falter n n, k Williamson feeps Texas fit No. 1 a juf Teem fi Texas ) 2 M ichigan Duke 4 Navy 6 Texas A. & M. 6 Tulane 7 Minnesota 8 Ohio State 9 Northwestern i 10 Pennsylvania U Santa Clara 12 Oregon Stat 13 p'ordham 14 Missouri ) 15 ClemBon 93. 1H Vandorbitt 93 17 Villanova , 83 IS Mississippi State 92 19 Puntue 92 10 S. M. U 92, 11 Notre Dame 92 2 Detroit 92 21 Alabama 92 E4 Ole Miss 92 tr Georgia 92 26 T. C. U 91 7 Temple 91 4 Baylor 91 'i Stanford 91 i) Washington 91 L Duquesne 90. 2 Michiwn State 90, i Cornell 90. I Columbia 90. 100 99. Indiana .... Oregon .... r Tulsa 8 Tennessee .. i:t Oklahoma . fn Harvard . .. tl Texas Tech 42 Army 48 Nebraska 90. 90, 90. 90, 90. R9, 89, S9, 88, 44 Marquette 88. 46 South Carolina 88 46 Wake Forest 8S 4T Dartmouth 88 4 Syracuse 88. 4$) Auburn 88 SO William and Mary 88 (1 Colgate 87 VI Boston college B 3 Holy Cross 87 M Southwestern, Tenn Illinois . 87. Oklahoma A. & M 81 eorgetown 87. 8 L. S. U 8 9 Southern California 87 0 Rice 86. kl Yale 86. 2 Kentucky 86 I :! Penn State 86. 4 Virginia 86. 5 Georgia Tech 86 6 Dayton 86, 67 Iowa State 86, 86, 86, 86, 86, 85 85, 85 State fi8 U. C. L. A. K.9 Sewanee .. 0 V. P. I. .. 71 Arizona . . 72 Washington 3 Princeton 4 California 5 Manhattan 85, 76 Washington and Lee 85, 7 Wisconsin .......... 85 78 St. Mary, Calif 85, 79 Maryland 85, 80 Florida 85, 81 Xavier 85 82 North Carolina 84. (i.i V. M. I. 84. 84 Marshall 84. 85 Denton Teachers 84. 36 Colorado 84. 87 Loyola 84 88 West Texas State 84. 89 Kansas 84. 90 Davidson 83. 91 Furman 83, 92 North Carolina State 83. S.iritadel 83. Si'ittsbureh 83. Brown , 83, S Hardin-Simmons 83. 97 San Jose 98 N. Y. U. n Montana 0 Texas A. 1 Arkansas 2 Iowa . . . & I. 83. 83. 83, 82. 82. , 82. "3 Bueknell 82. 14 West Virginia 82. i!5 Creighton 82. Rice, TCU And Baylor Can Explain Longhorns Carry On Without Star Fullback, Retain Place at Peak DALLAS, Oct. 21. (AP) The University of Texas is a top team of the nation's football because it doesn't have to ,play the percentages. Texas Christian university, Baylor and Rice can give you all the details. They're limping examples of what happens to a team when it has to build around one man. T. C. U.'s hopes centered on Kyle Gillespie, the life blood of an offense Frog fans felt would go far. Baylor's fortunes revolved around Big Jack Wilson, probably the most versatile football player in its history. Rice followed the pounding feet of the mighty Bob Brumley, who did everything but sell peanuts in the stands. Injuries Strike So what happened? The percentage finally ran out. Gillespie received a broken leg, the T. C. U. offense folded and Texas A. & M. defeated the Frogs 14-0 going away. Wilson suffered a head injury against Villanova and had to leave the game in the first quarter. The Bears lost 14-6. Brumley, who beat mighty Tulane almost single-handed, was unable to play for Rice Saturday against Louisiana State because of a shoulder hurt. L. S. U. staged a major upset to blast the Owls 27-0. I j There's Still Crain And all this happened on one week-end, bringing death to T. C. U.'s hopes of again basking in the Southwest conference sun and inflicting upon the conference more intersectional defeats than suffered in all three previous weeks combined. Texas didn't have to worry about percentages. Pete Layden, great fullback, was on the shelf with an injured elbow, but Texas still had Jack Crain. So Pete wasn't missed as the Longhorns crushed Arkansas 48-14. Southern Methodist is another one-man gang. He's Preston Johnston, who does exerything except carry the water. Johnston has gone more than 800 minutes without being removed from a game because of physical disability. And S. M. U. is knocking on wood and studying percentages. Buy Defense Bonds and Stamps COCHRANE TO JOIN CP NEW YORK, Oct. 21. (INS) Freddie "Red" Cochrane, world's welterweight boxing champ. Tuesday disclosed that he will enlist in the U. S. navy Wednesday, Held in High Esteem when if is served, because cost is no object when it is made i J.W.HARPER The Gold Medal Whiskey Bottled in Bond Sports Situation Fires Being Built For Hot Time Saturday By Weldon Hart 'JJHE TEXAS Longhorns are dedicating Saturday's Rice game to the University of Texas student body. Dana Bible is prodding them in sore places about mistakes made last Saturday against Arkansas. They're remembering (and being reminded) of last year's desolate affair at Houston, when the Owls roundly whipped them 13-0. A victory would enable them to march up to the crucial S. M. U. game undefeated for the first time in 12 years. (That's right, folks last time was '29.) If the boys are ever going to be ready for a football game, they ought to be ready Saturday. They should be in the mood io scatter Rice like a bunch of drunks at a wedding. Capt. Peter John Layden was tossing a few easy ones Monday. It seems pretty definite that Mgr. Bible will start him on' the mound agairfet the Owls. Good Business Aftermath of Layden's trip to a Gonzales masseuse, Mrs. Booth: Carlyle Newberry tells us that the' good lady has a small grandson, of sandlot football age, and that the young man had quite a nice thing of it last week charging the other kids a nickel aniece for a peek at Pete! The quick-kick as an offensive weapon (one which, incidentally, the Longhorns disdained last Saturday although it is usually one of Jack (Grain's favorites) was utilized skilfully by the Austin Maroons against Thomas JefSrson the other night. Several times Charley Mun-son sailed the ball far over all defenders, nullifying the possibility of a return. The Mustangs were particularly vulnerable to this brand of boot because of their unorthodox defensive formation, which was virtually an eight-three. Although it stymied Austin's running game, it was rather easy to pass against as Mun-son demonstrated. Evidently the theory was to shoot seven men through after the passer and defend with four. It did work to this extent: Munson had to hurry a lot of his throws and did not have an impressive record of completions. But he' got enough of them off in Joe Bill Baumgardner's direction to make it a 33-7 breeze. It was a physical impossibility for one little Jefferson back to cover Baumgardner. He caught passes that the Mustangs Knew were coming, right where they thought he'd be. The long-legged blond wing-back caught two passes for touchdowns, another on a one-yard line dive and still another that he carried over, only to have the play wiped out by a penalty. Throw in an 86-yard punt return, and it figured up to a big night for him. Coming Up Baumgardner has another year of eligibility; so do most of the other prominent Maroons excepting Munson, Jack Allison, Hugh Harkins and Ed Mc-Cabe. Terrell Allen, a vastly improved player, should ' be a real standout next year. Young Bobby Lee has class stamped all over him. Johnny Keel is sending up a good batch of "B" teamers, better than the cr,ew that forms most of the present Maroon squad. Kids like Robin Forester at University high, Frank Rundell at Allan and Curtis Brownlee of the Freshmen may be ready for the big-time next autumn. In a recent game (San Marcos B) Forester carried the ball six times, made five touchdowns. In another game, we are told, he carried three times and made two touchdowns. Wonder what was the matter those other two times? It looks good in the future for Austin high football, with four "feeder" teams sending up a steady flow of not-so-raw material. For that matter, what's wrong with the present team? It's between Austin and Brackenridge for the dis trict, and we 11 say this for the THE SECOND OLDEST X Tuesday, October 21, 1941 DAILY IN TEXAS jlTnivl Bob Brumley Due io Play Against UT Key Man of Owls' Attack Improving; Buck Sloan Rests But Will Be Ready HOUSTON, Oct. 21. (UP) Fullback Bob Brumley, key ball-handler in the Rice offense, apparently was recovering Tuesday from his shoulder injury and probably will play against Texas in Austin Saturday. Capt. Buck Sloan, center, was held out of practice because of a back injury suffered in the Louisiana State game, but he was expected to be in uniform Saturday. Harold Slockbridge and Dick Dwelle, backs, limped from minor ankle sprains. Matty Bell Plans To Scout Longhorns DALLAS, Oct. 21. (UP) Free of injuries, the Southern Methodist university Mustangs Tuesday took advantage of their open date this week-end to work out only lightly. Coach Matty Bell plans to scout Texas personally this Saturday at Austin. The Longhorns are the first of S. M. U.'s six straight Southwest conference foes to be met beginning Nov. 1. EIGHT OUT OF THE LAST 111 Rice-Texas Rivalry Sooivto Celebrate 12th Real Birthday , and It's No Genteel Ivy-Clad Business By WELDON HART THE JOHNNY -COME-LATELIES are referring to the ancient and bitter Rice-Texas football feud that originated (so they say) when Jimmy Kitts' Owls overtook Jack Chev-igny's Longhorns in the concluding minutes o the '34 game and won it 20-9 also the championship. This sets an attractive stage (they aver) for the Steer-Bird festivities coming up here Saturday. That is all well and good, but we gray-beards around here can muster up other and earlier incriminating evidence against the Bayou Birds. Is it so soon forgotten that Rice deprived Texas of an undefeated season in '30 by winning 6-0 at Houston an utterly surprising occurrence? Or that the following autumn, in Austin, just when the Longhorns were going to pluck out every Owl feather one at a time in blissful revenge, the Feathered Flock did it again, 7-0? This meaning that two of Texas' greatest backfield heroes, Harrison Stafford and Ernie Koy, and other famous operatives like Ox Blanton and Cheesy Cook had the pleasure of playing in only one winning game against Rice? It is sadly true that the Owls have won six of the last seven from Texas, but equally true and equally melancholy is the fact that they have won eight of the last 11. Here is another one to run over on your clavichord: Counting in the (last) championship year of 1930, Texas' 11-year percentages against its next two conference opponents, Rice and S. M. U., is a gaudy .285. It is small wonder that the Texas exes in Houston and Dallas have -1 k! Aroused Carnegie Tech Students Rally to Team PITTSBURGH, Oct. 21. (AP) Tuesday was tag day at Carnegie Tech with the Tartan football team as beneficiary. The gallant stand of the weary Tartans last Saturday apparently w,as the spark which stung undergraduates into sudden action, causing them to call out the famed student Kiltie band with glamorous cheer leaders and go to work for dear old Tech. The immediate goal is $1,000 cash to be taken from the campus starting with mass meeting Tuesday and four or five times that much to be raised later from alumni and friends. The students want the money to assure tuition for grid prospects, so, as one said, "we can have four or five good men who can just take awav time from work to play football." Only three years ago Tech was acclaimed champion of the East and but for the referee misinforming the captain about what down it was against Notre Dame, might have been national champs. In the first game this year the team bowed to little Westminster and then to Muhlenberg. Next on schedule were the mighty Irish, who rolled over the Tartans last year 61-0, and gloom was so thick there were rumors of a student strike against such an uneven match. But after the visitors were held to 16-0 count the picture changed in a jiffy. Explained Charles Richardson, president of the student council: "The rally is intended not only to raise cash as an immediate indication that students are deeply interested in the success of their team but also to prod the alumni." HARRISON STAFFORD . . . even he didn't do well against Rice. been heard to moan and cry aloud against the unfairness of it all A wholesale exodus of these worthy citizens is in prospect unless the '41 Longhorns can do a little something to brighten the corners where they presently are. THE TEXAS-RICE game is usually good for a good argument. Most serious of these followed the '37 contest here, which was decided for Rice, 14-7, on Frank Steen's "catch" of Ernie Lain's piiss in the end zone. There was a wide and vigorous divergence of opinion as to whether Steen caught it on the fly or the first bounce. Holding to the latter theory were the Texas players and the Texas customers. Equally positive in favor of the former were the Rice players, the Rice fans and the officials. This last-named group cast the deciding ballot. But the aftermath was loud and long, and the discussion still is renewed at the slightest provocation. The game before that was a great little fuss-maker, too. Texas was penalized 135 yards and almost directly lost the game thereby, 0-7. Houston papers bitterly assailed the Longhorns for "dirty play," naming names. Austin papers responded in kind. Out of this game and the '37 Texas-Rice quarrel came most of the impetus for a revised officiating setup in the Southwest conference a move that has improved the officiating at least 50 per cent and eliminated most of the controversial angles. GOING BACK to '35, that 28-19 Rice victory here developed some of the roughest play ever seen in the Southwest. The fact that that game got out of hand perhaps helped bring on the rash of penalties that plagued Texas at Houston in '3fi, but that is neither here nor there. It remains that Texas-Rice rivalry. In its adult status as reached in 1930, has been full of sound and fury, signifying a genuine grudge. Most irksome to Texas adherents has been the fact that Rice had the Longhorns distinctly outmanned only in '35, '37 and '39. Five times in il years Owl victories have come in the familiar guise of upsets, p. X. Bible doesn't believe there is any such thing as a real upset, but that is what we uninitiated call it when the wrong team wins. GLANCING BACK down the avenue of years and Texas tears, we see some of the Owls and Long horns who made the history of this colorful series some of them still remembered as stars, some scarcely remembered at all . . . Dick Jamer-son, who scored the touchdowns in '30 and '31 . . . Jack Frye, later a star at Missouri, passed to him in the latter game ... in '30 Larrupin' Lou Hassell, a vicious tackle, covered a Texas fumble on the one-yard line ... Scamon Squyres, a one-year operative for the Owls, whose kicking and blocking helped win the '31 game . . . Bullet Bohn Hilliard, a ball of fire in the '32 Texas victory at Houston, limping off the bench in 34 to kick a field goal that sent Texas ahead, 9-8, with two minutes to play and then Bill Wallace passing to the late Ray Smith for a heart-breaking touchdown . . , Wallace and John Mc-Cauley , , ..Ernie Lain and Olie Cordill two pairs of "Touchdown Twins" who were hardly ever anything but bad news for Texas . . . TH 1914 Texu 41 11115 T,-x S9, 1916 Tnu 16, 1917 Texan 0. 1918 Texan 14, 1919 Texas 82, 1920Texa 21, 1921 Texa 66, 1922 Texan 29, 1923 Texaa 27, 1924 Texat , 1925 Texaa 27, 192S Texaa 18, 1929 Tex 89 19,10 Texas 0, 19S1 Texas 0, 193 Texas 18, 19M Texas 18, 1M4 Texas . 1M5 Texas 18 19118 Texas 0, 1937 Texas 7, 19H8 Texas , 1PS9 Texas 26, 1940 Texas 0, Texas 17 RECORD Ric 0. Rice 0. Rire 2. Rire 18. Hire 0. Ric 7. Kire 0. Rio 0. Ric 0. , Rice 0. Rire 19. , Rica 6. , Rire 6. , Rire 0. Rica 6. Rice 7. Rica 6. Rice 0. Rice 20. , Kice 28. Rice 7, Rire 14. Rire IS. Rice 12. Rice 13. Rice 10 Ed Price, a small, gallant end outsmarting the swarm of blue jeries, staving off defeat until near the finish of the '31 game . . . Jack Gray and Phil Sanger, slashing into the interference from the flanks in '33 and '34, and it wasn't their fault the Owls won that last one , . . An inept Texas team fighting to the last ditch before succumbing in '38 at Houston . . . Ultra-modern names: Jack Crain, Gilly Davis, Bob Brumley, T. A. Wecms, Moose Hartman . . . big Charley Coates walking off the field near the close of an 18-0 game in '33, with a parting taunt to the whipped Owls . . . and one of them snapping back at him . . , and a teammate, Bert Mueller, silencing him: "Shut up, you dam fool. That's the greatest tackle you 11 ever get to play against . . .-.''i'J' ... Do You Prefer Made-to-Measure Clothes? MR. CLYDE DOUGLAS Special Representative of Globe Tailoring Co. ' Will be in our store Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 21 and 22 Presenting a large selection of fall woolens. This is your opportunity to get exactly the fabric you want. Seventh at Congress il M 'I i i t i v 1 f : . - , , .- . .... Texas is a Real Leader in National Defense In defense training and in defense production too Texas is one of the most important of all 48 states of the Nation! iioustox- Construction is being rushed here on a brand-new steel plant the Southwest'B biggest. 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