Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on December 20, 1940 · Page 12
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TWELVEEVENING STATE JOl RNAL, LINGGLN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20 , 1910 . Stanford fans sport false idea Huskers are big and dumb outfit ROSE BOWL BOUND WITH THE CORNHUSKERS. (Somewhere in Kansas). Before leaving Lincoln an argrument popper up over the propriety of publishing Items such as the diatribe • pre- paj-ed by Bill Cunningham of the Boston Post. Harvey Rathbone, the realtor, who knows something about quick opening plays because he used to run ’em from the fullback position back in 1910 for Nebraska, says this sort of thing can be overdone. ‘‘You keep telling those boys they’re class C," Harvey .says, “and pretty quick they begin believing It.” I can’t go along with Mr. Rathbone on this premise. And if he could have .seen these lads last night and this morning, he would Coast team is ¡11 for hig siir[ irise Indians warned Jiv ^lel^eninre BY HENRY M’LEMORE. LOS ANGELES. (UP). Nebraska is going to play the bull to Stanford’s matador in the Rose Bowl arena on New Years day. At least, that’s the way you have to size up the game after listening to the ,sunki.s.sed citizens of this be satisfied that they are not in- j the coming clash hibited with the “downs.” The s e-1 the midwe.sterners and action of criticism upon the thoro- j men from H. Hoovers town of bred - and this .squad is full of 'em — is to prove to the boys who think Cornhuskers, they tell you they're C that tiiey are very emphatically as If they had bad gues.sers ' bench for all of Ne- Mr. Cuimingham has a point, all braska’s games this year, are tre- right. Aside from Oklahoma's niendously tremendously victory over Northwestern in 1937, strong, and with tremendous the same day that Nebraska won hearts of oak. They don’t say so. from Minnc.sota, the Big Six mem- in.sinuatlon is there that (fivpii letter ... I bers haven’t done so well outside the conference. Nebraska has been the only team to consistently battle the outsiders. It’s a bit JTough, too, as the conference members save it up for the Huskers usually, but that’s the price a leader always pays. It makes a seaJion for an opposing conference team when it j knocks off the (Cornhuskers. i the Nebraskans have heads to match those oak hearts, too. They picture the Cornhuskers, with wisps of hay, grain and seeds clinging to their uniforms, as roaring into the Ro.«ie Bowl after the manner of a bull into the Seville ring, Ia:t your imagination off its tether as they talk and you can almost picture the Nebraskans .snorting and pawing the turf Frankly. I wish there had been the 50-yard line and then, more stuff published along the lines that Grantland Rice and Bill Cunningham dashed off. I can assure you it would have been republished in The Journal because there's nothing like it as a psychological tonic. It rakes the flanks of a thorobred like a roweled spur. If you don’t mind your metaphors mixed without the aid of a swizzle- stick, . Cunningham closed with the suggestion that the Huskers should not be sruprt.sed if they are *‘pa.ssed dizzy” at Pasadena. It’s good advice, at that, things can happen. Paul CChristman demoralized a great Husker team at Columbia in 1939. Let’s not forget that. ON THE GROUND This reference to passing, how'- ever, recalls some figures that tiave just been published on the national professional league which indicates that it’s the running game that still pays the dividends. And Nebraska has early, middle and late foot on the ground. The Philadelphia Eagles led the pro loop in passes completed, but won only one game. 'The Chicago Bears, champions of the circuit, not only scored the moat touchdowms but led on yards gained by rushing. If you’ll recall that recent avalanche of touchdowns which the Bears put over to annihilate the Washington Redskins, most of these had their Inception in running plays. Charley Johnson of the Minenapolls Star Journal summed it up thus: “That straight football and not a wild pas.sing attack still is the biggest asset in success no matter whether it’s aimon pure or money play. George Halas is one of the old gridiron school. Under Zuppke, he learned early that tricks and passes were all right in their place, but a team couldn’t get along without a sound running game.” In the nine regularly scheduled gam-s, Nebraska carried the ball 483 times for ‘2,093 yards and 271 yards for an average of 3.85 yards per try. That's sound enough for me. Thank heaven we’re stopping this afternoon at Tucumcari and not Albur . . . Alberqu . . . Albor- kerkee because I don’t think that’s the way it’s spelled and 1 forgot to bring a dictionary. York grt'ut (MMiibiiiutioii CHICAGO. UV). 'Fhe official American league averages said in steti.stical manner Friday what baseball fans had known for some time that Hank Greent>erK an.l Rudy York literally “drove” the Detroit Tigers to the 1940 American league pennant. The circuit’s figures on runs- batted-in show Greenberg the league champion with a total of 150 runs driven across the plate. The No. 2 spot went to his teammate, York, with a total of 134 Without the Greenberg-York punch it is doubtful whether the Tigers could have won the flag, for the club finished fourth in pitching and sixth in fielding. MEN....! Here's HER Rift >9” t. >400 EASY CREDIT No Interest ROWN 1040'O'St. E. E. MOCKETT, captain of the first Nebraska football team was pre.sented with a letter .sweater Thursday night at the rally. He is shown trying on the sweater after the rally. During the time Mr. Mockett played for the Cornhuskers the honor sweaters were not awarded. with a bellow of rage, charging gloriously and madly in the direction of the Stanford team. Wait for Kill. If the scores of football filberts I have talked to since reaching here are correct in their estimates, the .Stanford team will await the thundering charge of the invaders like 11 Belmonts or Sidney Franklins, not at all afraid of death in the afternoon, or even contusions and abrasions in the afternoon. Light, fast, graceful, airy and pol.sed, the Stanford team - so I'm told will dip, dart, elude and confuse the Nebraska bull. Its sprinting ilalfback, operating behind the red cape of the T formation, will draw the bull out of position. Matador Frankie Albert will the clumsy monster with his stinging, and prepare him for the kill as twilight gathers in the arroyo seco. Such is the picture of the Bowl game that Californians have conjured up, and so vivid is it that I am fully expecting to have to put my hands over my eyes at certain parts of the game. I am going to be dreadfully disappointed if the Stanford players don’t wear caps and carry swords, and if the sponsors of the team don’t wear black lace mantillas, wear roses and combs In their hair, and have their duennas with them. Huskers Smart. Speaking as a man who has seen the Nebraska bull in action, 1 feel that the Californians may well be in for a surprise. It is an amazingly smart bull. It is very fast for such a big bull, to start with. It can move an>und with what amounts to grace, and there is no clumsiness about it. It’s one of the few bulls that knows how to throw, catch and Intercept passes, and it has a little trick of its own called the reverse which it does so well that even a California matador might 1 k ' excused for being i fooled bv it. There have b<'en ca.scs of matadors lo.sing the fight (.see State of New York vs. Fred A. Little), and if it should happen in this instance the Californians would at least have this consolation; they could get a prize beef from a buli. I’m not predicting that the matador will lose my predictions are never made except on bank holidays which protects the poor working man and all others from losing their shirts but I will .say this: Don’t la» too sure that it wiil be Nebraska’s ear which is cut off and thrown to the crowd. It may be the ear of somebody else. Scarl(‘l faces (nopliers With succes.sive victories over Marquette and Kentucky. Coach Browne’s Nebraska U., cagers will be in the role of host again Saturday night, this time to Dave MacMillan’s Minnesota quintet. The Gophers, like the Cornhuak- ers, have won two games and lost one. They trampled on Carleton, 53 to 16; lost to Iowa State, 36 to 37 and came back against Idaho, 32 to 26. Nebraska dropped its opener to i South Dakota, 4()-39 in two extra j.eriods; walloped the Hilltoppers, 3o to 20 and nosed out Kentucky, ! 40 to 39. ! Saturday’s game is the lost ; home tilt before the N. U., squad lights out for the Pacific coast to fiieet California, Stanford and Oregon State during the holidays, j Coach Browne probably will I start Johnny Thompson and Les Livingston at the forwards; Sid ; Held at center; Don Fitz and Max ; Young, guards, against the Gophers. Minnesota’s starting five prob- I ably will include Smith and Carl- I son. forw'ards; Lind, center; Thune and Warhol, guards. 19M> football leaders SEATTLE. (.P). Individual mid- I die west football leaders for 1940; I with 1939 leaders in parenthesis: Tftial offrnv: Tom Harmon, Mlrhlgan. i (liamMn), offcniM-: ,%l (ihraquirrr, ilrlroit. : (Harmon). ; CanUnc offrn»r: Hal Hur^h, Indiana. I (Humh). I'aa» rrrrhlnK: Hon Vo*brrg, Marqurttr. (\ oKbrrK) . Conttnc: Don Srotl, Ohhi Slatr. (KhnI, IllinoU). InlrrrrptkHi« rrinmrd: Hal Har*h, In- j dlana. (Van Kvrr>, .Minnrtiota). Cunt runbark»: Harrooa, .Mlrhlgan, ! (Sltku, Notre Oanie). KIrkntf ninbarkii: r.eorce Franrk, Mln- '' uraola. (KInnIrk, Iowa). ( Hrorlnc Hairmin, MIrhlgun. (HarnMtn). I jinks open slate with Central Fri(Iay\s fray 8 larts al }>:00 WKKKCM) N( IIKIH I.K. Friday. Mnroln ya. Oninba Central at Whittier, • |>. m. .%ln«worth VI. Jarkion at Wrileyan, 8 p. m. Hutton at Rpthany, ■ p. ni. (ollece View yi. I.liieoln Keiervei at WbMtler, 6:ta p. in. Naltirdny. Jarkion at Collrje %'lew, ■ p. m. (•ration vi. Xearheri at (ollieuiii, 2:80 p. M. BY GLENN TRUMP. Lincoln high will find out Friday evening just where it stands in the 1940-41 state basketball picture. The Lincoln, who dumbfounded critics last year by advancing to the finals of the state tournament before losing to Creighton Prep, will square off with Omaha Central —evidently the Gate City’ll No. 1 club this year. Central, led by Ordy Vecchio, senior guard, has already downed Abraham Lincoln of Council Bluffs, la., 34-26, and Omaha South, 26-22. Lincoln hasn’t had any outings as yet. and has but two veterans back from last year’s club Bob Campbell and Ray Wilkinson. The probable starting lineups: Lincoln Omaha Central Blaiek ........................f.............................. Carey Campbell ................(................... Voetka Wilklnmin ...............r...,................ Mlnarik McArthur ..............g.............................. Jonee Wilaun ........................g......................... Vecchio Jackson Takes on Two Opponents. Cioach “cy’ Yordy’s Jack.son cagers face a heavy weekend, tackling Ainsworth Friday evening and College View Saturday. The Cardinal.s opened their soff- .son oarli(*r in the week by edging out Geneva, 20-15, in an extra period. Offensive leader.s are Vincent Cut.shall. Bill Laub and Dick Thomp.son. Ain.sworth rolled Havelock, 23-15, and has a well rounded attack that features Glen Richardson, Joe Grubaugh and Fraun. Ainsworth Jackson.. Bril ...............................f................................ Ijiub tiruhaugh ................. t .................... Thompson Ktchardson ...............c ........................... Winter Kraun ...................g......................... Hartley Wllllama ...................g................. Rasmussen Bethany Matched With Sutton. Bethany attempting to get into the win column after dropping its opener, 28-18, to Crete, faces Sutton. • The invaders have downed Exeter, 37-6, and lost to Grafton, 29-19. Bethany Coach Lyle Weyand will probably start Jones and Ward, forwards: Jack Carper, center; and Weiler and Ed Wilson, guards. Southsiders Seek Second Victory. Coach Thomas’ College View five, boasting a 30-19 triumph over Teachers, will attempt to keep its record clean at the expense of Lincoln Reserves in a prelim to the Lincoln-Omaha Central battle. The Southsiders displayed plenty of offensive punch in Forwards Stems, Paul Hensen and Floyd Hensen against the Tutors, and will be slight favorites. Thomas w'lU probably start Maunier and Stems, forwards; W. Sawyer, center; and Huddleston and Miller, guards. Grafton Invades Teachers High. Teachers will attempt to break a two game losing streak Saturday afternoon when it entertains Grafton. The Tutors have bested Roca, 24-14, and Alvo, 23-18, but then dropped 33-25 and 30-19 games to Hichman and (Allege View, respectively. Coach Voris Peden will rely upon Volkar, ace forward, as Teachem’ offensive threat. Other starters will probably by N. Veach, forward; McCoy, center: and Bob Danley and Schmidt, guards. Lei's sign her up WOODWARD. la No ordinary game was the defeat here, 54 to 52, of the Woodw'ard high school girls basketball team by Waukee high. Jo Nish of Waukee, with 21 field goals and 12 free throws, scored all of Waukee’s points. Midwest is strongest griil fort Huskers seventh final ranking I BY JACK GUENTHER. ! NEW YORK. (UP). A marked I shift of strength to the middle j west, after two years of southern I rule, and the return to Minnesota I of the mythical national ch'am- I pionship gave teams and Indl- j vidulals of the Western Conference I almost complete dominance of college football An 1940. j The sectional swing, sudden but definite, over-balanced the remarkable rebound of Stanford in the far west and the upsurge of independents In the east. Four midland teams were ranked by the United Press among the ten best m the nation and four midlands players were named All America. The United Press placed Minnesota at the head of the parade with Michigtin a close second and Stanford, Tennessee, Boston College, Texas A. & M., Nebraska, Mlssi.ssippl State, Fordham and Northwestern following in order. Minnesota’s Gophers obviously were the strongest. They played thru to a perfect season, winning the Big Ten title and defeating Nebraska and Wa.shington In inter-sectional games. Michigan, loser by only a point to the Gophers, crushed Penn, Harvard and California and produced the standout individual performer in the great Tom Harmon. Northwestern, altho twice beaten, was unquestionably strong. Stanford in Comeback. Stanford, in climbing from the collar to the peak on the Pacific coast, contributed a great comeback and gave Clark Shaughnessy first claim to the title of coach of the year. The .season by .sections: EAST—Boston College w’as the undisputed leader, celebrating a second season under Frank Leahy without defeat or tie and receiving the Sugar Bowl bid. Fordham’s Rams, their hopes for a perfect year broken by a St. Mary’s field goal, w’ere invited to the Cotton Bowl. Penn and Cornell prevented a collapse in the Ivy league. Yale and Harvard fell apart, Princeton and Dartmouth were below average, and Columbia, while strong, lacked scoring punch. SOUTH—Undefeated Tennessee swept to the southeastern conference title and topped its section. Mississippi State, with the best team In its history, had a record marred only by a tie and was second with Mississippi a strong third. Tennessee drew the Sugar Bowi bid while Mississippi State accepted the offer of the Orange Bowl. MIDDLE WEST — Minnesota was the powerhouse and took the Big Ten crown by virtue of two one-point triumphs. Harmon broke Red Grange’s conference scoring record with 33 touchdowns and 45 conversions. The biggest surprise in this conference was the disintegration of Ohio State’s Buckeyes, who had one of their worst teams of all time. Huskers on Top. In the Big Six Nebraska broke the reign of Missouri and took the title and the Rose Bowl bid without a ('onferenoe defeat. The Cornhuskers lost to Minnesota by a touchdown, but whipped Pitt, Iowa and Indiana. Oklahoma W'a.s second with one conference defeat and Missouri was third. 'Tulsa won out in the Missouri Valley race without defeat in its own circuit and Oklahoma A. & M. was second. The big disappointment in the midwest w'as Notre Dame. The most pertinent legislative development in this section was rejection by the Big Ten athletic boards of a pact proposed by the Pacific Coast loop in which the Big Ten champion automatically would have been matched with the western title winner in the Rose Bowl, making the New Years game a closed corporation. Minnesota headed the opp(»sltion. SOUTHWEST-The jinx that champions never repeat was borne out again when Texas A. & M. finally was beaten in the Aggies’ final game of the season. After rolling undefeated thru 1939 and the first eight games of 1940 they bowed to Texas, but managed to tie S. M. U. for the title and clinch the Cotton Bowl invitation. WEST—Stanford’s amazing rebound topped the far west as Southern California finally toppled. Attendance Mounts. Attendance mounted thruout the nation. Penn led with a home game total of more than 400,000. The biggest crowd of the year— 102,311—watched the Army-Navy contest at Philadelphia. The season abounded in outstanding backs anit bizarre occurrences. Harmon was the most publicized player but he had competition in Kimbrough of Texas A. & M., Standlee and Albert of Stanford, Franck of Minnesota, and Piepul and Juzwik of Notre Dame. Peculiarly, Bill DeCorre- vont of Northwestern received no recognition. The weird happenings w'ere headed by Red Friesell’s gift of five downs to Cornell in a touchdown drive that brought a 7-3 triumph over Dartmouth. Cornell relinquished both touchdown and victory the following Monday. Now ni tell one ^ averly wins over Cireeiiwood, 22 to 19 WAVERLY, Neb.—With Mocroft sinking 12 points the Waverly high cagers beat Greenwood, 22 to 19. It was Greenwood's first defeat in five games. Waverly led at the half, 15 to 12. MAKES 2 HOLES-IN ONE BUT lOSES TITLE MATCH ! SCORED 2 HOLES-IN-ONS. •UT lost to jack /WLCAN IN IRISH OPSN, 3 AND 2 FiDDlAN "ACB0*'THE 7? AMO 141!! •SEPT 23.1933 MEW CA51U. I«AIA«P Zivic favored over Jenkins BROADCAST AT 9 P. M. TIlP JpiiklnB-ZlvIo flKht will Ix broad- pa*t over KM.\, .NBC blue nrtwork W’ltb Ham Taub and BUI Mtrm at the nilke. Ntartlnc tlmr, 9 p. m. NEW YORK. (UP). A pair of world champions meet Friday night at Madison Square parden in a ten round bout that will decide nothing except the age-old question of whether a good big man can lick a good little man. The big man is Fritzie Zivic of Pittsburgh, world welterweight champion, who ha.s been established as a 9 to 5 favorite. The little man is Lew Jenkins, v/orld lightweight champion, a scrawny little guy whp, pound for pound, probably is the hardest hitter in boxing. Neither title will be at stake when the boys square away and the only conditions are that Zivic must come in at 144 pounds or less. Jenkins, at around 134, will be giving away almost ten pounds, which is quite a chunk of bone and muscle among the little fellows. Expect Knockout. It is unlikely that the 15,000 customers will get to see ten rounds of boxing. Jenkins is an authentic killer-ililler if he gets a right hand shot at a man’s jaw, i^and Zivic can throw the thunderbolts, too. Fritzie doesn’t have the knack of slamming a man into unconsciousness with one punch, but he has a wearing attack that takes the steam out of his opponents. One reason the betting favors Zivic is that both men have fought Henry Armstrong with widely varying results. Jenkins went out last July, fired everything he had at Armstrong and took such a beating in return that he was unable to answer the bell for the sixth and lost on a technical knockout. A few weeks ago Zivic fought Armstrong for the welterweight title and won. He gave Henry such a bad beating around the eyes that the little Negro was partly blinded and lost the title. Zivic and Armstrong w’ill meet in a return bout on Jan. 17. BasKolbal /gesu/fSL^ State high school Arnold 1«, Thpdford 1». HriUton-rnlon 28. ¡Sarrrd Hrart of Fall* < lly 14. Boavrr < lly 2», lliiiitlry 23. Bayard .1». l,l*ro 1«. Dawmin .HS, Strlla 28, Driiton 4.1, I’IcaHaiit Dair 1.5. Frrinont 32, \Ve<it Folnl 17. Eorl ( alhouii 41, Hrrnian 33. (■rrrnnood »rcond» 17, Wavrrlj rpKprvr* 10. (iuardtan .Anfrl of VVr»t I’olnt 19, Bancroft 17. lialAcy 1(1, Thi-dford 10. Harvard 48, Fairfield 22. lloldrcKp 23, hcarncy 20. KcncAaw 27, I'aulinr 14. IxlRh 2», (Tarkiion 28. Mahanka, Ha*., 48, Kcynolds IS. Mulk-n 27. Thcdford 20. .MadiKon 27. Stanlon 22. Nemaha 23, Sbubert 17. Ong 28, (iraftoii 35. Omaha Mouth 48, i'latt*nionth 24. Heiibner S3. OaklaiHl 23. Meottabluff 45, North I’latt« 23. Verdón 24. Salem 20. Wavrrly 22, (Jreenwood 19. Iiurk 29, i'ulumbus '28. Stale (-oHcge Creighton 54, Kentui-ky 45. Conrordla 43, .American Coll. 37. Kaiitern Kentucky 35, ( entrai MIrhigan SO. Ka*( Central Stale 38, I'lilaa I. 80. Delrolt Tech 52, I’enn 24. (ieorgelown 80, Berea 40. Hebron .Iunior ( ollege 81, Burlington Junior L ollege 27. Iowa Tchr* 32. Wa.ine Tehr* 29. .>lurniiig*tde 43. liaRtlng* 38. Omaha I . 42, Idaho Southern 38. South Dakota Mine* 49, Chadnin Tehr* 48. Wc*t TfAa* Tchr* «7, Peru Tchr* 42. Big Six MlHRouri 41, V5e«tmlnl«(er 38, Big Ten .Notre Dame 31, MIrhigan 27. 43 Huskers ” mean looking guy . go on Rose Bowl jaunt College Andrr«4in 50, Ta.*lor 44. Alma 71. lltltAdale .52. Arkan*a* 52, Murray Trhr* ,50. .Aiuhcr*t 51, Vermont 40. Hall State 51, Ohio We*le>an 39. Raltlmore I'. 35, Oregon 25. Bradley 52. I ( I.A 49. Central 44, Mi**lon House 32. Central Normal 39, ValparliMi 82, 4 otiege of Idaho 39, Montana .Mine* S3. Oene»a 51, Carn^te Tech 45. 4 ape (ilrarde«u Tehr* 57. .MiSRoarl School Clark 81, Ma**. State 42. of .Mine* 33. Denver V. 44, New Mexico 82. DePaow S3. Beloit 32. EJistem Wa*hington Ccillrge 37, Hashlng- ton State College SO. Orove Cltv 40, Capital 32. Iowa 5Ve*leyan 42, Monmouth 31. Indiana State 58. Marietta 35. John .Mar«hall 58, Yr*hlva 38. Jernev Cltv Tchr* 47, Savage 41. John llopkin* 49. Oallaudet 38. Ijifayette 48, Wesleyan 39. IjLwrenre 44. Carroll 34. ManrheMer 81, llunttngton 29. •Mount Cnkui 58, Dayton 45. .Marshall Coll. 42, Colorado Coll. 41, Ms ato 'Trhr* 51. Winona Tchr* 37. Ottrcbein 48, I-awrenee Tech 37. Ohio Northern 52. I>en*lon 44. Ottawa I . 47. College of Emporia Si. Sioux Falls M. D. 31. Wniiam Jewell 22. Southwestern Tchr*. 32. Baylor 27. St. .Ambrose 49. Dubuqne I’. S3. St. Joseph 42, latra* 33. Stout Inst. 51, Stevens Point Tehr* 45. St. Cloud Tehr* 38. St. Johns I . St). Seton Hall 52. Washington Coll. 32. Southern Illinois 55, I pper Iowa t’, 38. san Dtego Slate 49. Brigham Voung 1 . 45. Teva* .A. X .M. 45, Sam Houston State Tchr* S3. Warrenshiirg Tchr* 43, Rockhurst 22. We*t t he»ler Tchr* 39. Shlppensburg Tchr* 25. Wllniingtiin 47, F.arlhaai 39. • Wittenberg 49, Swarthniore 28. Western State 57, Holy ( n»*s 19. Vavier 81, WINiam and Mary 50. Fable tennis results H. F.rickson-Kelllson S. Mtlls-Schrader 0. Eherllne-Botiker 2. CHfford-CHfford 1. Kosenfeld-Wallirk 2. W'yman-Burgrss 0. Wild rally scntls players on way Nebraska’s Cornhuskers pulled aWay from the Rock Island station Thursday night amid a wild rally of students and townsfolk who waded the slushy streets to wish them well on their Rose Bowl adventure. The list of players nominated was not made public until the last minute as some of the boys, among them key players, were still struggling to clear requirements. The “all clear’’ signal was giv’cn about 4:30. A total of 43 players w-ere named, which included five from the scout or “suicide” squaii. Others may go on later specials if they clear scholastic requirements which are hanging over their heads at the moment. The travel­ ling squad which pulled out Thursday included the^ players: Left ends: Fred Preston, Fairbury; Bob Ludwick, Lincoln; Jerry Kathol, Lincoln. Left tackles: Royal KahPer, Grand Island; Leonard Muskin, Omaha; Vic Schleich, Lincoln. Left guards: Ed Schwartzkopf, Lincoln; Ralph Whitehead, Minatare; Linn Myers, Lincoln. Centers: Bob Burruss, Omaha; Fred Meier, Lincoln; Howard Kelly, Grand Island. Right guards: Warren Alfson, Wisner; George Abel, Lincoln; Bill Bryant, AshPand. Right tackles: Forrest Behm, Lincoln; Clarence Herndon, Grand Island; Francis Leik, Hastings. Right ends: Ray Prochaska, Ulysses; Willard Bunker, Lincoln; Burdette Wertman, David City; Marvin Thompson, Mitchell. Quarterbacks: Roy P e t s c h, Scottsbluff; Bus Knight, Lincoln; Theos Thompson, Lincoln; Fred Metheny, Lincoln. Left halfbacks: Harry Hopp, Hastings; Herman Rohrig, Lincoln; Dale BradPey, Lincoln; Jack Vincent, O’Neill; Ken Simmons, Valentine. Right halfbacks: Walter Luther, Cambridge; Allen Zikmund, Ord; Robert Kahler, Grand Island. Fullbacks: Viscount Francis, Lincoln; Henry RoNn, Fremont; Don Rubottom, Gering; Wayne Blue, Tecumseh, Members of the scout or “suicide” squad nominated included Bob Bonahoom, Hastings; Bob McNutt, Colby, Kas.; Jack Hazen, Omaha; Bob Cooper, Omaha and Wayne Sindt, Naponee. Boston college is great team BY HENRY SUPER. NEW YORK. (UP). The Boston college team which plays Tennessee in the New Orleans Sugar Bowl is the kind of eleven that most coaches dream of having— and get perhaps once in a lifetime. The Eagles went thru a 10-game schedule unbeaten; they were the highest scoring team in the nation; they won the Lambert trophy, emblematic of the eastern championship; they had five players named on Various All-America teams; and eight of their seniors were on the recent national football league draft list. This will be B. C.’s second .straight trip to a bowl game— something of a recort^ for Coach Frank Leahy, He was a line coach for Jimmy Crowley at Fordham when Boston college lured him away last season, Leahy’s team last year lost only one regular game—to Florida—and played in the 1940 Cotton Bowl, losing to Clemson by the slender margin of 6-3. No coach ever before sent teams into bowl games in his first two years. Potent Offense B. C. has a potent offense that rolled up 320 points in 10 games. Its defense yielded only 52 points. The first string line, which averages 208‘-J pounds didn’t yield a touchdown on the ground all season. The backfield averages 174- U pounds. B. C.’s major victims this year were Tulanc, Temple, Manhattan, Georgetown and Holy Cross. The Eagles rode to those victories on a variation of the Notre Dame system. The variation consist of single and double wingback and T formations. The sparkplug of the team is “Chuckin’* Charley O’Rourke, 155 pound senior halfback. O’Rourke is a deadly passer, kicker and runner. MEET JOHN.NY TRIPSON, Mississippi State tackle, who is apparently all set for the invasion of Georgetown U., in the Orange Bowl at Miami, New Years day. Tripson weighs 210 and stands 6-2. Hyiuml finds Cornhuskers are football team idthout stars Norllieast high ill Mideasl loop With the senior highs of Jackson, Bethany and Havelock to be merged into the Northeast high school next September, Lincoln officials have announced that the team will compete in the Mid-east league. Every effort has been made to avoid schedule conflicts with Lincoln and Nebraska Wesleyan. In addition to Mid-east games, Northeast will meet Lincoln on Oct. 17; Falls City, Creighton Prep and Omaha Benson. The tentative slate; Sipt. 19—Hastings at Hastings. S?pt. 28— Bfatrice at Lincoln. Oct. 3—Ofxn, Oct. 10—Falls City at Fails City. Oct. 17 Lincoln high at Lincoln. Oct. 24 Creighton Prep at Omaha. Oct. 31—Crete at Lincoln. Nov. 7 Fairbury at Lincoln. Nov. 14 Benson at Lincoln. Nov. 21 York at York. \(1(iitÍ4>nal sport 311 page 1 Í BY DICK HYLAND. In l.os Angeles Times. A total of 106 football players who opposed the Glendale Goer, Frankie Albert, this season, voted regarding their thoughts on quarterbacks. Ninety-two of them said he was the best number-nanier encountered all season. Who the other gents voted for is not revealed by the mess of figures compiled by Norm Sper and presently on my desk. Roy Petsch, the Nebraska quarterback, corralled five votes, all from Missouri, out of the 108 voting opponents. Albert w-as the unanimous choice of the U.S.F., Washington State, Washington and Oregon teams. Santa Clara did not return a vote. The Trojans gave the Indian 16 out of 20, while but 9 of the 19 Bruins who voted thought Albert best. Comparing the Cornhusker and Indian halfbacks, as rated by opponents, we find a peculiar situation: the three Nebraskans, Hopp, Rohrig and Luther, are about equal, Kmetovic stands out as a .star and hardly anyone, seemingly, paid much attention to Gallarneau! Hopp got 23 votes as “best” out of 108 cast, and he must hive been hot against Iowa State because 14 of the 19 latter players tagged him above all others they tried to tackle. Rohrig was more con.sistent, being mentioned by all opponents except Iowa; he was hot against Indiana, getting 13 of his 19 votes from that one game. Kmetovic Tops. Kmetovic scared the panties off all the boys, evidently, because every team voted for him as “best” and added to a total of 64 of 106 votes, Oregon State and S. C. rated him quite highly. On the other hand, the lad Clark says was the most underrated man on the team, Hugh Gallarneau, drew but three from U.C.L.A. and one from Washington State out of 106 votes Yet Gallarneau made more yards, 599. than any other Stanford back and was the most dependable, losing but two yards all season. It’s difficult to figure that one. Francis, of Nebraska, rated the “best opponent” from 17 percent of the boys he played against, he, as Hopp, being hot in the low'a State game and gathering 13 from this one team. Stanford’s Standlee was tops to 60 percent of his opponents. Either Nebraska did not have a center who rated highly with opponents, or the figures have been lost, because they ain’t here nohow. Stanford’s Lindskog was tagged best by 17 percent of the lads he faced, S. C. and Washington rating him stronger than the other clubs. Cornhusker Guards Good. Nebraska must have a tough pair of guards, because w’hile Alfson made several All-American teams, opponents did not think he was as tough as his running mate, Schwartzkoff. Adding up the votes we find that 31 percent of the latter's opponents rated him tops, while but 28 percent said Alfson was it. The players who opposed Stanford evidently think that one Indian guard is a pip while both the other ones are down the line considerably, Robesky got but one vote, from S. C.; Palmer got nine, also from S.C, and Taylor got 45 from Oregon, S.C., Washington and Washington State. The Bruins and Trojans gave Stanford’s Banducci nine votes as best tackle encountered and no one else gave him. or the other Indian tackle spot, a single vote. Does this mean the tackle holes are the weak ones on the Stanford team? It is certain that Nebraska, w-ith its double wingback plays, to say nothing of the single-wing power stuff, will give those tackle spots a merry afternoon, Jan. 1. And Tackles, Too! Behm and Kahler, the Nebra.s- ka tackles, are rated highly by opponents, and are not going to be for Stanford to move out of the way. Behm. placed on .several All-American teams, was given 34 percent of his opponents’ votes, while Kahler got 26 percent. The two Nebraska ends, Prochaska and Preston, are turnabout boys; when one goes cool the other goes hot, if the way opponents voted means any’- thing. Preston got 15 out of 16 votes from Oklahoma, which ignored Prochaska. Then Iowa, a strong team, went unanimous with 15 votes for Prochaska and ignored Preston. The latter, over the season, got 20 percent of his riv'als’ votes, while Prochaska was given 25 percent. Stanford’s opponents did not agree with the majority of all star pickers when it came to naming the best end in the conference; Graff w^as given 33 percent of the votes as tops, while Meyer, favored by the all-star pickers, was given but two votes out of 106. It would appear, from the above, that Nebraska has no stars but a general, on-a-par strength all over its club; while Stanford, with Taylor, Kmetovic, Standlee and Albert, have peak power spots which but balance the low spots. Or so opponents think. Biff iiieiiti4>iie<l as siircessor to Wood WEST POINT, N. Y. (JP). The U. S. military academy is the newest contributor to football’s rumor foundry, now that the army has called Capt. Bill Wood from coaching the cadet gridders to active service with the First cavalry at P'ort Bliss, Tex. Strongest of the reports was that the academy athletic board would strike a by continuing it.s graduate coaching policy but taking that graduate from civilian ranks. This would narrow the field to .such candidates as Biff Jones of Rose Bowl-bound Nebraska, who already has said he’s happy at Lincoln; Maj. Bob Neyland of Sugar Bowl-bound Tennessee, and Earl Blaik *’*of Dartmouth. Fresh Up With Order a Carton of 6 Now! OPEN BOWLING Tonight After 9 P. 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