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Georgia Tech Knocked
From Unbeaten Ranks
By Tennessee, 13 to 6
By the Associated Press
f ATLANTA, Nov. 6.—The Tennessee Vols tumbled Georgia Tech
from the unbeaten ranks today, 13-6, as the Vols’ big, fast line
‘continually operated in the Tech backfield.
A sellout crowd of 38,000 fans at a muddy Grant Field saw
Tennessee linemen outhit Tech's and destroy the Yellow Jackets'
passing game.
The light, high-speed Tech backs
were forced to run instead of pass.
Their fumbles set up one Tennessee
score and ended several threats.
Tech Was Favored.
The loss was a major upset.
Tech was a two-touchdown pick'
before the Southeastern Conference
game. Although the sun was out
during the game, last night’s down
pours made footing dangerous on
the field.
Tech's loss and North Carolina's
7-7 tie by William and Mary left
Clemson as the only Southern un
beaten and untied team.
Twice-beaten Tennessee was out
gained on the ground 160 yards to
42. but managed to stop all except
one Tech drive before it became a
big threat. Tech made 18 first
downs to the Vols’ four, but few of
them were put into a string.
Fumble Brings Sjcore.
The only score of the first half
came on the fourth play of the
game when Tech’s fullback, Frank
Ziegler, usually a sure man under
a punt, fumbled Tennessee's kickoff
on his three yard line but recovered.
Three plays later. Ziegler again
fumbled and the wet ball squirted
over the Yellow Jacket's goal. Vol
Fullback Tommy Slack recovered
for Tennessee's touchdown.
On the try for the extra point
practically the entire Tech line
smothered Jim Powell when a bad
snap from center gave the Tech
linemen time to get through.
After the score, the game de
veloped into a rough battle of lines
with Tennessee forwards doing aj
better job.
Vols Gain on Kicks.
Hal Littleford of the Vols and
Ziegler and Joe Brown of Tech
kicked often on third down with
Tennessee usually gaining on the
The second half began very much
as the first. Within two minutes,
Littleford tossed a perfect running
pass to Halfback Bob Lund. Lund
took the ball over his shoulder,
feinted twice and, with the help of
a block by Alan Fielder, went 47
yards fpr the touchdown.
Powell kicked the extra point to
give the Vols a 13-0 lead.
Tech immediately came back with
a powerful 80-yard drive in which
the Jackets rolled up half their
The Lineups
Left end—Sherrod. Powell.
Left tackle—Meseroll. Donahue. Brixey
Left guard—Elkas, Smith.
Right guard—Baker. Vugrin.
Right tackle—Stroud. Gearing. Dobel
Right end—Fielden. Russas. Miner.
Quarterback—Coggins. Hill.
Left halfback—Cooper. Littleford. Proc
Right halfback—Lund. Sherrill.
Fullback—Miller. Balitsaris. Slack.
Left end—Griffin. Anderson.
Left tackle—Bradach. Lupton.
Left guard—Pope, McKinney.
Center—$o530ns. Hook, Smith.
Right guard—Healy.
Right tackle—Coleman. Mathews.
Right end—Broadnax. Harvin. Nolan.
Quarterback—Brown. Southard.
Left halfback—Jordan. Petit, Bowen,
Right halfbock—Cobb, Queen, O'Neill,
Tavlor, North.
Fullback—Ziegler, Harrison, Humphreys.
Tennessee _fi 0 7 0—13
Georgia Tech _ _ 0 0 0 6— 6
Lund. Points after—Powell (placement).
Tennessee scoring: Touchdowns—Slack.
Georgia Tech scoring: Touchdown—I
Tenn. Ga.T.
First downs 4 18
Yards gained rushing nel __ _ 42 160
Forward passes attempted_ 7 24
Forward passes completed . _ _ 3 8
Yards by forward passes _ 7ft 96
Forward passes intercepted 1 1
Y ds runback intercepted passes 20 0
Punting av'ge from scrimmage 38.8 33.6
Total yards all kicks returned 4» 80
Opponents' fumbles recovered. 2 1
Yards lost by penalties50 15
yardage. The Tech touchdown was
scored on the second play of the
final period when Halfback Dinky
Bowen bucked over from the 1-yard
line. Bobby North’s kick was
First Loss For Tech.
The loss was Tech’s first at home
in 18 games and their first in nine
Tennessee centered on its run
ning game, throwing only seven
passes and completing three. Tech
passing, which had been principally
responsible for winning six games
this year, was a near flop until late
in the first half and in the final
minutes when necessity forced the
Jackets to throw instead of trying
to run through the stout Tennes
Offiicals ruled pass interference
against Tennessee during Tech’s
scoring drive to give the Georgians
a big assist and bring boos from
the crowd. About four minutes
later Vol End Bud Sherrod recov
Princeton Rips Harvard, 47-7,
For Worst Defeat in Rivalry
(Picture on Page B-2.)
|y th« Associated Press
RRINCEON, N. J.. Nov. 6 —
Princeton ground Harvard into the
green turf of Palmer Stadium to
day, 47-7, with the jyif&est scoring,
splurge of their anciftSi aeries that
dates back to 1877.
"taking complete charge after a
first-period Harvard touchdown or. i
an electrifying 77-yard run by Har- j
old Moffle, the Tigers opened the
defense of their Big Three title with
a smashing attack that netted 493
One by one, the Princeton team
smashed all existing scoring marks
for its exclusive feud with the
Harvards. Before today the top
scores were 41-15 for Princeton in
1889 and a 36-0 margin for the
Tigers in 1925. Both were by
passed in a crushing defeat for the
Harvard team, the third worst in
their entire grid history.
Tigers Dominate Play.
The Tigers dominated play so
completely that Harvard penetrated
Princeton territory only twice after,
the first quarter. Once they lost!
the ball as soon as they got it on a
fumble of an intercepted pass by
Rail* Bender. The next time they
ran one play on the Princeton 46
only to have Tom Cannon’s fumble
recovered by Don Cohn.
Twenty-two first downs for
Princeton to a lonely five for Har-;
vard probably tells the story as well
as anything. The Tigers moved for
355 yards on the ground and 138
in the air to the delight of most
of the crowd of 37.000.
Smashing back after Moffie’s
dazzling run for Harvard, Princeton 1
rolled 80 yards in 14 plays on an ef
. fective mixture of ground smashes!
by John Weber and Val Wagner’s!
passing. Wagner’s toss to End !
Reed covered the final 10 yards.
Scores Standing Up.
George Sella accounted for a sec
ond period score as he took Wag
net’s short pass on the line of
scrimmage while the Harvard de
fense scattered to cover other re
ceivers. Sella scored standing up!
on a 13-yard run.
Fumbles by Harvard turned the |
| game into a rout in the third quar- j
George Chandler galloped 40
yards shortly after ,-Cohn spared
Gannon's finch!e. nber s&l
over irom tl» five fitter Bililfech
fell on a baB that bounced away
from Bill Henry for another. Reed
caught another Wagner pass on a
16-yard play lor a third score.
Jake McCandless skirted left end j
from the three and Bob McCormick
tossed a six-yard southpaw pass to
Cliff Kurrus to account for two last!
quarter touchdowns. Frank Reich
el, whose field goal edged Colum
bia, added five extra points.
Left end—Diblasio. Hyde
Left tackle—Davis. Guidera. Drvarlc.
Left guard—Houston. Coyne.
Center—O'Brien. Hickey. Glynn. 8tone.
Right guard—Coan. Rodls. Ranter.
Stone. A.
Right tackle—Bender. Garvey. Desgwick.
Right end—Piorentino. Mazzone. Hill.
Quarterback—Henry, Isenberg. Edmonds.
Left half — Noonan, Roche, Kenary,
Right half—O'Donnell. Mode. Athans.
Fullback—Gannon. Shafer, Adams.
„ Left end—Mead. Bunnell. Chamberlin.
Left tackle—Buxton. Donan. Valentzas.
Left guard—Moore. Zawadsky. Crites.
Center—Cohn. Finney, Reichel. Wood-:
Right guard—Palin. Cleveland. Clark.
Right tackle—Robertson, Koch, Ewing,
Right end—McKenna, Reed, Kurrus.
Quarterback—Chandler. Eastham. Hol
lindonner. Collins.
Left half—Wagner, McCandless, Box
Right half—Sella. McCormick, Hunger
Fullback—Weber. Powers. Prior.
Harvard __ 7 0 0 0— 7
Princeton _ 0 13 20 14—47
Harvard scoring: Touchdown — Mode
Point after touchdown—Drvaric (place
ment i.
Princeton scoring: Touchdowns—Reed
(21. Sella, Chandler. Weber. McCandless,
Kurrus. Points after touchdowns—Reichcl
<5> (placements).
First downs 5 22
Yards gained rushing (net). 142 355
Forward passes attempted 12 15
Forward passes completed _ 2 10
Yards by forward passes _ 12 138
Forward passes intercepted by 1 2
Yards gained runback inter
cepted passes 3 0
Punting average from scrim
mage ... . _ 37 38
Total yards, all kicks returned 85 fi
Opponents' fumbles recovered 2 41
Yards lost by penalties 5 50
McKinney Leads Caps to 67-62
Triumph Over Minneapolis
Bespectacled George Mikan, i
former De Paul University All-'
America, scored 27 points and
otherwise gave a strong account of;
himself for the Minneapolis Lakers,
but Washington’s Capitols broke up
his scoring circus sufficiently last
night to take the Basketball As
sociation of America game at Uline
Arena, 67-62.
Some 2,993 persons turned out
to see the powerful invaders put up
a stirring battle on a floor made
slippery by humidity, but the Caps
outran and outclassed their op
ponents with some great basket ball
during the last three- quarters.
Minneapolis obviously centered
its hopes around the towering 6-ft.,
10-in. Mikan, who cashed six field
goals and 15 of 16 fouls, but he was
not enough. Particulary so, wThen
Bones McKinney, Washington’s col
orful veteran, came through with
a smashing performance that netted
him eight field goals and as many
fouls for 24 points.
The Capitols won without the
last-quarter services of Kleggie
Hermsen, their 6-9 center, who re
tired from action in the third quar
ter with five personals. Capt. Bob
Feerick plopped in 17 points and
Fredie Scolari 10, four of the lat
ter’s five field goals being of spec
tacular order and when most needed.
The Lakers pushed away to a great
start in the first period when Jim
Pollard tallied and Mikan connected
with a free throw and fielder to make
It. 5-0. They apparently bewildered
Washington with their early attack
and were leading at one time, 11-4,
but McKinney and Feerick sparked’
a comeback that pulled the Capsj
within a 11-14 margin at the quarter. |
The Caps' speed and passing game
started paying off during an eventful
second period when the Feerick-Sco
lari combinationn got rolling. It was
nip and tuck most of the way, but
the local pros rounded into full
stride in the fading minutes and
Feerick and Scolari. fired quickies
from the floor to earn Washington
a 37-27 margin at halftime.
Minneapolis continuued pressing
during a hard-fought third stanza,
but the Capitols matched their pace
and McKinney teamed with Feerick,
‘Scolari, Matt Zunic and John Nor
’ lander in gaining the locals a 47-41
edge at tthe three-quarter mark.
Washington continued its brilliant
all-around play down to the finish,
staving off repeated Minneapolis bids
as McKinney, Feerick and Norlander
! provided the victory punch.
i Wash. G.F.Pts. Minn. G.F.Pts
iHertzoerg,! 1 0 2 Pollard.! __ 3 1 7
i Norlander.! 2 2 6 Carlson,! 4 2 10
'M Kinney.! S S 24 Jorgensen.!. 10 2
iZunic.I 2 3 5 Jaros,! _ Oil
Katkaveck.t O 0 O Smith ! .022
,Hermsen,c o O o Mtkan.c .. 6 15 27
Scolari.g __ 5 0 10 SrJiaefer.g.. 3 3 t)
! Feerick.g _ _ 6 5 17 Bi*om.g . __ 0 0 0
1 Schulz.g 0 1 1 Dwan.g_ 2 0 4
O Keete.g 0 0 0
TotaU 24 10 67 Totals ‘ 19 24 62
Belgian Wins Ring Crown
j BRUSSELS, Belgium, Nov. 6 OP).—
Belgian Cyrille Delannoit won the
European middleweight champion
ship tonight, outpointing Dutchman
Luc Van Dam, in a close 15-round
bout. The title was vacated by the
Frenchman Marcel Cerdan when he
captured the world crown. *
4" V*
Bridge News
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Farm and Garden
Junior Star
W. & M. Ties Unbeaten North Carolina; Penn Bows
Maryland and G. W. U. Trounce Southern Conference Rivals
ARMY EFFICIENCY—Here’s the way it went at New York’s Yankee Stadium yesterday where
the West Pointers repulsed Stanford, invaders f rom the Pacific Coast, 43-0. Arnold Galiffa, Army
back, completes a pass (dotted line) to End Dan Foldberg on Stanford’s two-yard line in the
second period. Other identifiable Army players are Back Bobby Stuart (42), Back Gil Stephen
son (37), and Tackle Bennie Davis (74). Stanford players are Center Jim Castagnoll (44), Tackle
Allen Rau (23), Back Don Campbell (6), Guard Ted Liljenwall (31), Tackle Gordon White (35),
End Don Enberg (27) and Back Boyd Benson (12). (Story on Page B-3.) —A. P. Wirephoto.
Tar Heels Drive
To 7-7 Deadlock
In Third Period
By Merrell Whittlesey
Star Staff Correspondent
CHAPEL HILL, Nov. 6.—You’d
never believe it after looking at the
statistics, but William and Mary
held mighty North Carolina to a
7-7 tie today after being outplayed
from here to, Williamsburg.
In fact, it iS not stretching a point
to say that Carolina—which started
it's 13-game winning streak against
William and Mary last year—was a
drive of 78 yards they were
stopped colder than 15 below, only
to regain the ball and pick up yard
age on two penalties against the
The 43,000 fans—including seven
scouts from the University of Mary
land-watched the Tar Heels roll up
17 first downs to one. But most of
their ground gaining by their bril
liant one-two-punch, Charley Jus
tice and Hosea Rodgers, was ac
complished in harmless fashion be
tween the 30-yard lines.
Carolina probably will better its
standing as the second-best de
fensive club in the Nation—but that
is small consolation to a team that
was a 28-point favorite. William
and Mary, remember, had been
beaten by St. Bonaventure in addi
tion to Wake Forest.
Indians "Play It Safe*
Using the two-complete-teams
system, Coach Carl Snavely watched
his defensive club hold the Indians
to a net 19 yards rushing and 22
through the air. Without a sem
blance of an offense, William and
Mary obviously was playing for a
deadlock after Carolina tied it up In
the third period.
Maryland, awaiting its major test
against the Tar Heels next Satur
day in Griffith Stadium in Wash
ington, undoubtedly took heart by
the Indians’ performance against
Carolina today. For the Indians, a
game, but dead-tired bunch at the
final gun, proved Carolina is no su
per team.
An Arlington iVa.) product, Wash
ington-Lee High's Billy Hayes, once
the District's outstanding schoolboy
back, was sent in to pitch the Tar
Heels to a touchdown in the fading
seconds of the game. But his last
lorward was intercepted by Joe
Mara of William and Mary, who
was stopped on the Tar Heels’ 21 at
the finish.
The Tar Heels have only them
selves to blame for several of their
mishaps. Three times they lost the
ball on fumbles—with Ralph Floyd,
Tommy Thompson and Pat Hag
gerty on the pickups for the In
dians—and four times the Tar Heels
had passes intercepted—by Tommy
Korczowski, Henry Blanc, Lou
Hoitsma and Mark.
Lex’s Punting Helps W. & M.
William and Mary threw all its
five passes in the first half and in
the second stuck to the ground for
fear that one of the Tar Heels’
breakaway backs would intercept
and break up the ball game. Thomp
son, Hoitsma and Cloud particularly
were outstanding on defense for
the visitors, with Center Thompson
the best defensive player of the day.
The Indians owe much, too, to
Buddy Lex, who quick-kicked and
punted for a 54-yard average in
the first half. His average dropped
to 43 for the game, but that’s not
bad for 15 punts—all under pressure.
Just a few moments after the first
rain drop fell on this hot, humid
day, William and Mary scored its
touchdown—at 3:20 of the second
period. Rodgers fumbled going
through the line and Floyd of the
Indians recovered. Cloud made two
Terps Win Under Wraps
At South Carolina, 19-7
By Francis Stann
Star Staff Correspondent
COLUMBIA, S. C., Nov.—Mary
land’s bowl-hopeful eleven, confin
ing its offense before the eyes of
rival scouts to a handful of plays,
marred South Carolina’s homecom
jing celebration today by scoring a
119 to 7 victory before 12,000 spec
! tators in a listless exhibition en
| livened chiefly by blinding rain
i squalls.
The Terps never were forced to
take off the wraps as they swept
I to a 7-0 lead early in the second
j period and later were helped to
two more touchdowns by the fumb
ling, frequently offside Gamecocks
who weje drdpping their fourth
straight decision. *
j Maryland was impressive when it
restricted its attack to the ground,
rolling up 238 yards by rushing, but
Quarterback Vic Turyn had a hor
rible day when he passed, complet
ing one of 12 aerials. Ironically,
Turyn’s lone success scored the first
land easily the most legitimate of
the Terrapins’ touchdowns.
For the drenched partisans who
braved the afternoon in South Caro
lina’s unpainted, unswept and un
washed stadium, there was a single
triumphal chord when, less than
four minutes before the end. Half
back Steve Wadiak ran 65 yards
down the puddle-pocked field for the
| Gamecocks' lone touchdown. The
score recalled last year's game in
which Maryland also held a 19-0
lead m the fourth period and South
Carolina came back to score 13
points. All the run today served
to do, however, was to put Rex En
right’s team on the scoreboard.
Terps Score in Second Period.
Prior to the dash by the speedy
Wadiak, fastist man on the field, the
Gamecocks’ twin peaks of success
were to reach Maryland’s 49, both
times in the opening quarter. South
Carolina fumbled eight times and
lost the ball four times. Maryland
recovered its own fumble to get its
second score and an enemy fumble
was claimed for a touchdown behind
the Gamecocks' goal.
Maryland's first touchdown was
I recorded after 1:12 of the second
period, but it was born in the first
quarter when south Carolina, which
had resisted a Maryland drive on
its 25, lost on three successive plays
and punted out. Harold Hagan
kicked and Jim La Rue brought the
ball back to the host team s 37.
Maryland worked harder and
showed more variety in attack at
.this point than at any time in the
: game. Johnny Idzik picked up nine
] yards after Turyn had lost a couple
and Earl Roth gained 11 after taking
a lateral from Turyn as the open
ing period ended.
Turyn was thrown for a 9-yard
loss on the first play of the new'
inning, but Hubie Werner ran for
12 and Roth plunged to the 9 for a
first down. Turyn's bad passing
luck persisted when his attempt to
hit Stan Karnish over the goal vas
thwarted and ’Werner was stopped
cold at the center of the line. On
third down, however, Turyn passed
to End Ted Betz for the touchdown.
Bob Dean converted.
Fumbles Help Maryland.
South Carolina, consistently fum
ibling and having gains nullified by
| offside penalties, helped the Terra
pins a few minutes later when Haif
; back Bishop Strickland fumbled and
Ray Krause, 245-pound sophomore
tackle from Washington, recovered
for Maryland on the Gamecocks 20.
It required only three plays to
score, but the method was on >,he
novel side After Harry Bonk had
rushed for eight and Werner for
nine, reaching South Carolina’s 3,
Turyn sent Werner off tackle. Hubie
was hit hard and fumbled, but the
ball bounced directly in front of
Turyn, who picked it up and stepped
Big Games Yesterday
(Complete Scores on Page B-2.)
Maryland 19_S. Carolina 7
G. W. 14.L.The Citadel 0
Penn State 13. Penn 0
Army 43_ Stanford 0
Princeton 47...... Harvard 7
Dartmouth 26.-Columbia 21
Notre Dame 42.Indiana 6
Michigan 35.....Navy 0
Northwestern 16_Wisconsin 7
Oklahoma 41 .-.Missouri 7
Wake Forest 27-. Duke 20
Tenenssee 13.Georgia Tech 6
W. & M. 7-North Carolina 7
Virginia 21.N. C. State 14
Rice 25.-..Arkansas 6
S. M. U. 20..Texas A. & M. 14
California 28..U. C. L. A. 13
Oregon State 26_Wash. S^te 26
| The Lineups |
Left ends—Wingate, Betz.
Left tackles—Krouse. Kensler, Gayzur.
Left guards—Ward, Phillips, McHugh,
Centers — Kinney, Brasher, 'Howden.
Right guards—McQuade, Dean, Tropa.
Right tackles—Goodman. Gelrula, Ro
Right ends—Karnash, Moeller. Augs
Quarterbacks—Turyn, Targarona, La
vine -
Left halfbacks—Idyik. Werner, Baroni.
Right halfbacks — Larue. Seibert.
Kuchta. Bniscak.
Fullbacks—Bank, Roth. Andrus, Roul
Left ends — Harvln. Fagan. Bryson.
! Woplbrlght
Laft tackles-f«stes, Land. Jdwsrds. ,
Lilt , guards—Odw, SklAMf,: Ball. “i
: CTntMs—ScotfT Wright. Fklmoff, Ren
! frow.
Right guards—-Faress, Sparks.
Right tackles—Dockery, Kllloy, Collie,
Right end—Wilson.
Quarterbacka—Hagan. HarreUon. Paslfy.
Left halfbacks—Wadiak. Pickett. Coueh.
Right halfback—Strickland
Fullbacks—Harrison. Jackson. Phillips.
, Frantz.
Maryland . 0 13 0 7—19
i South Carolina 0 ft 0 7— 7
Scoring: Maryland touchdowns—Betz. |
Turyn. Wingate Point after touchdown.—
i Dean (placement). South Carolina touch-;
down—Wadiak. Point after touchdown—
Pickett (placement).
. S. C Md.
First downs 6 13
Yards gained rushing (net)_94 219;
Forward passes attempted_12 12]
Forward passes completed _5 1 j
Forward passes Intercepted by_1 2:
Yards by forward passing__45 9]
Punting average 41 31 !
Total yards, punts returned_0 11 j
Tota' yards, kickoff returns_43 161
Opponents fumbles recovered.._1 4
Yards lost by penalties „ _•_ .55 40!
] across the line. This time Dean’s
kick was wide.
Maryland, which incidentally has!
j participated in four homecoming j
: games this year and lost only at its
own—Duke winning a 13-12 heart
] breaker—appeared under even more
restraint in the second half. Early
jin the third period, Strickland ran
18 yards to Maryland's 47, but an
offside penalty voided the gain and j
] thereafter, as the rain persisted and
the ball became more slippery, play
on both sides became correspond
ingly sloppier.
After a punt by Bonk had sailed
out on the Gamecock's 14, Quar-;
; terback Ed Pasky fumbled and
Guard Tom McHugh recovered for
Maryland on the 6. This oppcrtun
! ity the Terrapins muffed, first draw
ing a 15-yard penalty for illegal use
of the hands and then missing two
over-the goal passes. On Turyn's
next effort the ball was intercepted
by Bayard Pickett, who ran to his
Wadiak Averts Shutout.
On Carolina's first play, Dan Har
relson, a third butter-fingered quar
terback, fumbled and Capt. Gene
Kinney recovered for the Terps on
the 27.
Bonk plunged for 9 and Werner
ran for a first down on the 14, but
again Maryland's offense stalled and
Coach Jim Tatum ordered that
rarity in modern football—a drop
kick by Roth. The effort was low.
Maryland, however, didn’t blow
its third straight golden opportunity,
also with the compliments of the
Gamecocks. Early in the final pe
riod, Roth put his foot into a boom
ing punt that went out on South
Carolina's 7. Three plays gained
nothing and on the fourth down
Pullback Ashley Phillips dropped
back to kick. The pass from center
squirted out of his hands—the field
now was a quagmire—and Elmer
Wingate, a Maryland end, fell on
the greased pigskin for a touchdown
that made it 19-0.
That score, plus another squall,
began sending the home-comers
home, but for those who stayed
there remained the run by Wadiak,
a freshman playing under the serv
icemen’s rule. Maryland had
pounded down to South Carolina’s
25 when Turyn fumbled the muddy
ball and Phil Ball, a guard, recov
ered for South Carolina on the 30.
Maryland drew an offensive penalty
and then Wadiak broke loose.
He drifted to his left on first
down, found a hole in the Maryland
line, shook off two Terp secondaries
and outran the others down the
sidelines, cleats kicking up mud all
the 65 yards.
Colorado 28-14 Victor
BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 6 <7P).—
Colorado’s Golden Buffaloes swept
across the goal line three times in
the fourth quarter today to beat
a stubborn Utah State football team,
28-14, before 15,000 fana.
Colonials Storm
Citadel, 14-0, in
Final Quarter
(Picture on Page B-5.)
By George Huber
Star Staff Correspondtnt
CHARLESTON. S. C., Nov. 6— A
keyed-up Citadel football team held
favored George Washington in check
for 3'j periods before 8,000 home
coming fans this afternoon, but in
the end Handy Andy Davis proved
too much for the Bulldogs. He led
the late Colonial attack that burst
through for two touchdowns in the
pnal period afidja |4-0 victory. »
’ Davis' passing set up one touch
down and he scored one himself as
he picked up 52 yards rushing and
109 passing to raise his season’s total
to 1.042.
The Citadel Bulldogs, pepped up
to win this one for their Coach
Quinn Decker who had submitted
his resignation the day before,
fought the Colonials evenly through
most of the game. Decker's job
looks safe enough. Not only did the
Bulldogs do a bang-up job today,
but his resignation was turned down
yesterday by the athletic advisory
committee and a new five-year can
tract was offered him.
Spangler Gets Across.
The Colonials made several earlier
bids for a score before they con
ducted a drive that clicked midway
through the final period. The stiff,
cross-field wind that hampered
passing and punting all day took
charge of a boot by The Citadel’s
Bob Boyd and gave it to G. W. on
the Bulldog 37. Davis inserted a
10-yard romp around right end in
between good passes to Hank Bar
telloni and John Yednock that
carried to The Citadel’s 2. Bill
Spangler cracked the line twice to
Shortly thereafter. Johnny Grin
nell, a Washington-Lee High prod
uct. intercepted a pass and returned
I It 20 yards to The Citadel’s 16. Joe
Bemot smashed through for 10 yards
and Davis ended the drive by slip
ping six yards outside right tackle.
Frank Cavello converted both
Davis completed only 10 of 19
passes for 109 yards, but that was
considerable considering the handi
cap of the strong and gusty wind
under which he worked. The Bull
dogs failed to complete one of their
five aerials, and it made a difference.
They outgained the Colcfnials on the
Other G. W. Bids Halted.
The Bulldogs turned back two
other Colonial bids for scores. In
i the second period, Davis was at the
helm of a Colonial march that car
ried 52 yards before it was stopped
t (SeeCOLONIALS, Page B-f.)
Penn State Gives Quakers
First'48 Setback, 13-0
(Picture on Page B-4.)
By Gayle Talbot
Associated Press Sports Writer
perfect plays from which Pullback
Francis Rogel spun touchdowns
from 44 and 13 yards out enabled
the rugged Nittany Lions of Penn
State to subdue Penn’s punchless
Quakers, 13 to 0, before an overflow
throng of 80,000 today.
The defeat at the hands of their'
traditional rivals knocked the
Quakers from the ranks of the
Nation’s undefeated teams and j
boosted State’s bowl stock out of
sight. It was the 16th straight
game over the,past two seasons in
which! the Lions Rave escaped daf I
Penn, which meets Army in the;
East's big game next week, gained1
only 28 yards by rushing through
State’s great defense bulwarked by
Paul Kelly and Wally Triplett. The;
Quakers threatened only once to
score on the wings of its passing
attack in the third period. At the'
end of the struggle, there was small
doubt in the minds of the banked
thousands in Franklin Field that
the better team had won.
Rogel, the offensive star of the
game, whirled off his left tackle,
found a clear opening through the
Penn secondary- and whisked 44
yards for the first score in the sec
ond quarter, capping a State drive
which ate up a total of 88 yards in
eight plays. The raw power of
State’s running attack from the
single wing featured the march.
Switching signals early in the
final period, the versatile State ma
chine took to the air and with
Elwood Petchel, the “Flying Frag
ment,” hitting his receivers with
deadly accuracy, shot to another
touchdown in two plays.
On the first one, Petchel zipped
a short pvs to Sam Tamburo just
across the scrimmage line. Tamburo
dodged and raced his way 52 yards
to the 13 before Chuck Bednarik.
Penn's great center, knocked him
out of bounds with a despairing dive.
Petchel then pegged one far into the
end zone and Rogel gathered the
ball in as he fell sprawling.
Carl Sturges, State's extra-point
specialist, broke even on his two
tries—not that it mattered.
First Score Spectacular.
The first touchdown was the more
spectacular. Rogel wound up with
the ball after considerable deception
had been practiced by State’s back
fielders. Bednarik was drawn from
the ball-carrier's path. With Penn’s
pride and joy out of it. the rest was
fairly simple. One Penn tackier
1 grasped Rogel as he threaded
through the line, but the State back
spun away $nd was gone, never
again to be touched.
Penn did not make a first down
until late in the second quarter,
O'Neill Fired as Detroit Pilot
After Six Seasons at Helm
By the Associated Press
DETROIT. Nov. 6.—Steve O’Neil],
who gave Detroit one world cham
pionship and three American League
runner-up clubs in his six-year stay
here, was fired today as manager of
the Tigers.
He was the seventh major league
pilot to lose his job this year.
One of the other six, Stanley
(Bucky) Harris, deposed New York
Yankees manager, has been rumor
ed as a likely successor to O’Neill.
Other possibilities include Paul
Richards, former Tiger catcher who
now manages Buffalo in the Inter
national League, and Roger (Doc)
Cramer, Detroit coach.
An announcement from Detroit
General Manager Billy Evans said
no successor has been chosen. It
said O’Neill’s contract is not beftig
renewed for 1949 because of a be
lief “that a change in field man
agement would be desirable.”
Evans’ statement said the De
troit management “is keenly ap
preciative” of O’Neill’s six years
of “loyal and conscientious serv
O’Neill, reached at his home in
Cleveland Heights, Ohio, said he
had no plans for the future. He
said he hadn’t “given it a thought”
before receiving a telegram from
Evans. Shortly before that he had
received the news of his dismissal
from newsmen.
O’Neill, who came out|pf Minooka,
Harris Says Tigers
Haven't Bid for Him
Bucky Harris has not been
contacted by Detroit officials in
regard to managing the Detroit
Tigers. Harris, who attended
the Penn State-Pennsylvania
football game yesterday, said he
wasn’t aware of Steve O’Neill’s
release until reached at Phila
delphia last night by The Star.
“I imagine they’re looking
elsewhere for a manager,” said
Bucky, “because if they were
considering me I’m certain I
would have heard from Detroit
officials by this time.”
Pa., as one of four brothers to be
come major league players, took
over the Detroit reins from Del
Baker in 1943. That year the Tigers
wound up in fifth place, the same
as last season. ^
In between those' years, however,
the Tigers finished second to St.
Louis in 1944, won the World Series,
from the Chicago Cubs in 1945,
ended up second behind Boston in
1946 and runner-up to New York
in 1947.
Last season was O’Neill’s 18th
as a manager and his ninth in the
American League. Of his 17 years
as a player he spent 13 as catcher
for the Cleveland Ind%ns.
| The Lineups |
Left end—Tamburo. Smidansky.
Left tackle—D. Murray. Norton.
Left guard—J. Drazenovich, Kelly,
Center—Beatty. Hedderick.
Right guard—Simon. Felbaum. Smith.
Right tackle—Finley. Ross.
Right end—Hicks. Hoggard.
Quarterback—C. Drazenovich.
Left half—Luther, Petchel. Sturges
Right half—Triplett, Scherer, Uridn.
Fullback—Joe. Rogel. Colone.
Left end—Roberts, Wettlaufer. Cris
Left tackle—Detorre. L. Cooney.
Left guard—Tokarczyk. Lemonick,
Center—Bednarik, Rossell.
Right guard—Adams. Schweder. Neall.
Right tackle—Reichenbach. Conway.
Right end—Sponaugle, Agocs.
Quarterback—Talanco. Falcone.
Lett half—-Sica. Bagnell. Albertus.
Right half—Rhoads. Coulson. Inialan.
Fullback—Dooney, Jones.
Penn State _ 0 7 0 6—IS
Penn - 0 0 0 0— 0
Penn State scoring: Touchdowns—Rogel
<2>. Point after touchdown—Sturges
_. . . Penn State. Penn.
First downs 10 7
Net yards gained rushing_141 28
Forward passes attempted ___ 16 24
Forward passes completed _ _ 8 10
Yards gained forward passing 14.3 78
Forward intercepted by 1 1
Y'ds g'ned run-back in'c'p'ns 4
Punting average 3.3 43
Total y’ds, g'ned by kicks r't'ed 66 85
Opponent fumbles recovered _ 0
Yards lost by penalties40 35
when a couple of passes by Ray
Dooney and Reds Bagnell carried
the Quakers from their own 25 to
State’s 42. On the succeeding two
plays, Kelly, State’s terrific guard,
broke through to smear Bagnel for
losses of 11 and 12 yards.
Penn’s second and final offensive
gesture came in the third period,
when it again had a stiff wind at
its back. This time, with Bill Rhoads
ripping off a 13-yarder around end
and Bagnell passing to Carmen Fal
cone for 16, the Quakers drove
briskly to a first down on State's 4.
Penn Barely Misses Score.
An attempted end run lost four
yards, two passes went wild, and on
fourth down the Red and Blue still
had eight to go. ralcone went far
out to the left and Bagnell’s pass
hit him about the 2 at the same
; time that Triplett, State’s star
Negro back, smashed into him. They
went down battling and when the
pile was untangled the referee
found Penn had missed its score by
about a foot of grass.
A few moments later, after State
had punted out safely and A1 Sica
of Penn had made a 20-yard run
back, Bagnell uncorked another
fourth down pass into the end zone.
Just as Lou Roberts, an end,
thought he had it in his hands,
Triplett came out of nowhere again,
leaped and deflected the ball just
With that. Penn's chances of
stretching its record of 14 games
without a loss went up the spout.
The Ivy League champs were
through. They made only one more
first down, late in the final period,
just before the goal posts were
ripped out of their sockets.
Of State's 141 yards gained by
rushing, Rogel accounted for 77 in
16 tries.
Long State Runs Called Back.
State’s rushing superiority over
the Quakers would have been even
more pronounced in the statistics
but for the fact that a 20-yard run
by Joe Colone and an 11-yarder by
Triplett early in the game were
called back because the Lions were
caught using a five-man backfielc.
Penn, which went into the game
bearing the proud label, of the sec
ond-best defensive outfit in the
land, came out of it with nothing
except bruises and contusions.
Coast Teams Battle
To Thrilling Tie
By th« Associated Press
PULLMAN, Wash., Nov. 6 —
Washington State College and
Oregon State College swapped
touchdowns furiously today and
ended in a 26-26 tie before a
standing crowd of 12,000 scream
ing fans.
Don Samuel, Oregon State
right halfback, scored two touch
downs for the Beavers, but the
plunges of Fullback Dick Twenge
and the passing of Ken Carpenter
were just as important in the
Beaver attack.
Jerry Williams, the Cougars’
sparkling halfback, romped for
three touchdowns. He was helped
by the throwing arm of Quar
terback Frank Mataya and the *
drives of ~"'lfback pon Paul.

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