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Best Game Since 1947 Makes Redskins Toast of the Town Again
f: totting J&faf J£p0f Is Washington, D. C., Monday, November 26, 1951—A—13** w in, Lose, or Draw By FRANCIS STANN SITTING IN THE PRESSBOX in Lexington last Saturday, Frank Dobson appreciatively eyed Tennessee's orange-shirted squad as it trotted onto the field in Indian file to meet Ken tucky. “There goes the best college football team I’ve ever seen," Dobson said. "Tennessee is so good it might give some of the weaker teams in the National League a battle. Personally, I’d like Tennessee’s chances against the New York Yanks.” Dobson may not be right, but he speaks with some authority. He’d been a head coach himself as far back as 1907, when he was at the University of Georgia. He coached at Clemson, Georgia Tech, Richmond and Mary land before he retired to a farm in Indiana. From there he commutes to the big Midwest ern and Southeastern Conference games. “Is it any accident that our two best col lege teams play the single-wing?" Dobson rr.nci. sunn, asked. “I don’t think so. When the personnel is available—and when it’s properly coached—no T-formation figures to beat a first-class single-wing team.” Dobson, of course, was referring to Tennessee and Michigan State, although the Spartans also use several variations of the T. He might have mentioned Princeton, too, as a single-wing exhibit. "Watch Tennessee,” the old coach warned. "If those boys make a single serious mistake I’ll be surprised.” At this point a football was put into play and Tennessee, making no mistakes at all, chewed up Kentucky by a 28-0 score. Two and a half hours later Dobson shrugged. “There’s no substitute for per sonnel,” he said. "Pair up personnel and the precision coaching of Bob Neyland and you’ve got . . . well, you’ve got Tennessee." OFFHANDEDLY, DOBSON could not recall that Gen. Ney land used more than seven or eight basic running plays against Kentucky. “And only about three passing plays,” he added. Denver Crawford, one of Maryland’s scouts, studied the copious notes he took in preparation for the Sugar Bowl engagement between the Terrapins and Volunteers, and disagreed. ”1 figure Tennessee used 14 running plays,” Crawford said, “but I counted each variation as a separate play, and maybe Mr. Dobson didn’t. Anyway, it isn’t important. Tenr^ssee will be by far the best team Maryland’s ever played.” Maryland on January 1 will be playing a truly precision built instrument. Neyland’s Vols know the trade thoroughly. What’s more, they have the material. The day before Ken tucky’s rout by the Vols, Coach Paul Bryant of the Wildcats was talking: “Most good teams have two or three real standout players,” he said. "Neyland, by his own admission, has eight standouts, beginning with Lauricella and Rechichar in the backfield and including some of the best college linemen I’ve ever seen.”. UNTIL LAST SATURDAY, it had been the conviction here that Dick Kazmaier of Princeton was just about as good an all-purpose back as there was in college ranks. One look at Lauricella. however, was sufficient to cloud the issue. Both are exceptionally gifted young men and to rank one above the other is a problem. Kazmaier and Lauricella do everything. That’s to say that each punts, passes and runs. The stigma, insofar as Kazmaier is concerned, is that he plays Ivy League football, j a brand not generally considered the hardest and best. On the other hand, Kazmaier is approximately 90 per cent the Princeton offense and, naturally, an open target for the opposition. Lauricella probably has been playing in the toughest com pany of all. By the same token, he can look for more help than Kazmaier may reasonably expect. Tennessee has two big, rough, tough fullbacks in Ernsberger and Kozar. The Vols also have a superb wingback in Bert Rechichar, and the unsung blocker, Hahn. Indeed, Lauricella’s own stand-in, Hal Payne, ■ is the leading scorer of the Southeastern Conference. Twice last Saturday the No. 1 boy, Lauricella. was yanked j by Neyland when the Vols were inside the 6-yard line. Each time Neyland substituted Payne, who scored once. The efficiency of the Vols at no time appeared to be impaired. MANY TENNESSEEANS CONTEND Capt. Rechichar, not ; Lauricella, is most deserving of All-America rating, but the chances are Lauricella will merit the honor and at this point it might be well to study the young man from New Orleans. For instance, whenever a new star blazes across the horizon he’s usually compared with somebody. One could begin by comparing Lauricella with Kazmaier. All-around performers, both, and weighing less than 170 pounds. Neither is famed for his speed, but both are fancy when they pack that ball. Both know just how to use their blocking and, while it may take them a second or so longer to reach the objective, they often achieve it. In his salad days Bill Dudley was like Lauricella and Kaz maier. Bullet Bill from Virginia gave the customers and the foe a little bit of everything. Cliff Battles was another of this type—the Battles of West Virginia Wesleyan and Redskins fame. At this time this is about as far as this department is willing to go in extolling the gifts of Messrs. Kazmaier and Lauricella. As for Maryland’s all-conquering warriors, it won’t be all "Oysters Rockefeller" in New Orleans. The batting practice is over and from now on the opposition, meaning Tennessee, will be throwing curves. Tyler Junior College In Little Rose Bowl By the Associated Press PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 26. — Tyler (Tex.), Junior College was chosen yesterday as the out-of State team to play in the sixth annual Little Rose Bowl Game December 8. The host team will be an nounced today. Pasadena City College has the inside track and is expected to be named. Jacobsen Scores Again In JCC Basket League - Jacobsen Florists won their sec ond straight game in the Jewish | Community Center Basketball( League yesterday, defeating Ar cade Pontiac, 41-35. In other games Texas All-Stars beat the Beanbags, 34-32; Car doza trimmed Super Service, 34 21, and Wilmer AZA nosed out Phi Alpha, 32-31. Amazing Performance Against Rams Led by Baugh, Many Others By Lewis F. Atchison Looked down on and virtually ignored a few weeks ago, the Red skins were the toast of the town again today, especially in the eyes of 26,307 unbelieving fans who saw them wallop the Los Angeles Rams, 31-21, at Griffith Stadium yesterday in an upset that could have ruined the Rams’ champion ship aspirations. It was the Redskins’ finest per formance since 1947, when they upset the year’s champions, the Chicago Cardinals, 45-21, and most of the customers left the ball park wondering why the same players didn't do better earlier in ^he season. Coach Dick Todd supplied only a partial answer in recalling that the Redskins vowed revenge after taking a 54-14 drub bing in a pre-season exhibition with the Rams at Los Angeles. That was just one factor. Baugh Turns Magician. Sammy Baugh was a veritable magician at quarterback yester day. The Texan’s sleight-of hand on handoffs and pitchouts was a sight for eyes weary of watching in vain for what they saw yesterday. Bullet Bill Dud Statistics . . Rfdsktns Rams First downs _ 2« ":t Rushins yardaaa_ .171 ftl Passing yardage _ 117 2*7 Passes attempted _ 12 43 Passes completed _ 7 21 Passes intercepted _ 2 1 Punts 2 2 Punting average . I' 3; a 32 ."> Fumbles lost _ 4 2 Yards penalized _ 101 40 ley was good, as always, and Rob Goode was superb. It was pleasantly strange to see Joe Tere shinski, Harry Ulinski, Slug Wi tucki and Co. supplying the down field blocking which has been so glaringly absent in the past. The line opened up holes for the backs on offense, and was posi tively brutal on defense. It was the Redskins’ fourth vic tory of the season, but not in four years have they blocked and tackled and shown as much spirit as they displayed against the dismayed Rams. The visitors were rocked back on their heels in the first half, which ended with the Tribe ahead, 21-7, and couldn’t recover. Rams’ Passers Rushed. The Redskins' linemen, led by Paul Lipscomb, rushed Bob Waterfield and Norm Van Brock lin so effectively they were pass ing off balance all afternoon* The two completed 21 of 43 throws for 287 yards, two for touch downs in the last period when the game was lost. The Rams’ highly-touted backs were mowed down by the hard-hitting Red skins’ forwards and tight-playing secondary that moved in smartly and caught the runners around the ankles. It’s been a long time since the Washington eleven tackled so hard and cleanly. The answer would seem to be Todd’s more open tactics, Baugh’s greatly improved quarterbacking, and a general upswing in esprit de corps. At any pate, the team is back in a winning groove. And it's just as obvious that the same squad wasn't playing as hard or as welL as possible in its first three games when their title chances were all. but snuffed out. The Redskins held the Rams’ “bull-elephant” backfield to 61 yards on the ground, halting Dea con Dan Towler, the league’s lead ing ground gainer, with 14 yards. Tank Younger got the same yard age, and Dick Hoerner picked up 29. Papit Has Good Day. Washington's backs, .on the other hand, were almost unstop pable, rolling up 371 yards as Goode alone went 148 on 23 trips. Johnny Papit, getting his first real chance to perform, added 60 more; Dudley reeled off 58, Leon Heath 54 and Harry Dowda 44. Their success can be explained by the fact the line made holes for them most of the time, and when it didn’t the backs simply bowed their necks and dug in for an additional yard or two. Baugh threw only 12 passes and completed seven. His second throw was intercepted by Jerry Williams and returned 17 yards for the first touchdown of the game early in the opening quarter. This may have had a bad reaction in the Rams, possibly giving them the idea it would be an easy after noon’s work. But the rug was pulled out from under them im mediately after. Goode climaxed a 68-yard drive, featured by Dudley’s 23-yard gal lop, with a one-foot line buck for the tying touchdown. The Red skins struck again on a 63-yard drive, with another 23-yard run by Dudley and a 15-yard pass ! from Baugh to Brito, covering most of the ground, to take a 14-7 I (See REDSKINS, Page A-14.) Joe Stydahar Surprised by Redskins' Sturdy Defense “We didn’t know the Redskins had such a strong defense against a running attack,” grumbled Coach Joe Stydahar of the Rams, trying to explain his team’s im potent ground offense against the Redskins yesterday at Griffith Stadium. “They didn’t have it the first time we played them, but this time they were as good and sharp as any line we’ve played against this season." Statistically, the Rams were pretty awful afoot, particularly in the first half when their vaunted “bull elephant” backfield—three husky fullbacks and a quarter back—netted exactly 35 yards. Their passing, eight completions in 18 attempts for 101 yards in the first half, wasn’t up to stand ard either. Stydahar figures the schedule from here or, is against the Rams bid for a third consecutive divi sion title. They play the Bears in Chicago next week, then Detroit and Green Bay at home. The Bears’ last two games are with the • f' hapless New York Yanks and Chicago Cardinals, while Detroit has two games with the San Francisco Forty-Niners and the one with the Rams. It’s an automatic league fine of $50 for Chuck Drazenovich, who was thumbed out of the game for taking a poke at Dick Hoerner. “But* 1 didn’t get a $50 shot at him,” complained the one-time Penn State fullback, a former in tercollegiate heavyweight boxing champ. “It would have been worth it if I had really hit him.” Chuck had come up to help : Harry Gilmer hold Hoerner, who seemed about to get up and run .after being tackled. He claimed Hoerner kicked him. ^ The Redskins’ victory cost Kelly Miller, clubhouse custodian, $72. j. . . He had promised to forget the week's clubhouse dues, $2 per man, if they won. . . . Tackle Paul Lipscomb smeared Bob Waterfield so frequently on pass plays they got to know one another quite well before the afternoon was over. . . . Deacon Dan Towler led the Rams in prayer again, but the Redskins are suspected of pray ing, too. . , . Johnny Papit ought to be a wrestling coach off what he showed in shaking off Jim Winkler’s headlock to pick up eight yards. . . . George Buksar’s [ recovery of Waterfleld’s fumble kept intact his record of at least one recovery per g^me since join ing the Redskins. . . . And his [jarring tackle of Tow’ler, who had just caught a pass, was felt up ‘in the stands. , Line Coach Orv Tuttle threw one of the day’s best blocks on Crazy Legs Hirsch trying to get out of his w'ay. . . . Hirsch was traveling full tilt—out of bounds —with a pass. . . . Jim Moriarity of Alexandria, Justice Department [attorney with headquarters in Los Angeles, took annual leave to fly [here for the game. . . . And re membering the Redskins’ pre-sea son debacle in L. A., he thought it well worth the trip. Frank Filchock, one-time Red skins’ quarterback, was a dressing room visitor after the game . . . Ed Berrang, the ex-Villanova end who was traded to Detroit in mid season, watched his old team mates’ triumph from the grand stand ... Coach Buddy Parker and General Manager Nick Kerbaway of the Lions stopped off en route from the Tennessee-Kentucky game to scout the Rams . . . Jim Peebles became the second player in Redskin history to be injured before the start %f a game . . He wrenched a back muscle prac ticing kickoffs and spent the afternoon on the b^nch . . . Turk Edwards was the first to achieve this distinction, dislocating his knee after tossing the coin before the start of a game with the Giants ... It was a sweet victory for Neil Ferris, Jack Dwyer and Gene Brito, the Redskins’ Los Angeles delegation ... it would have been a long winter in the home town if the Tribe hadn’t (See REDSKIN NOTES, Pg. A-14) A TYPICAL GOODE RUN—Rob Goode, hefty Redskins’ fullback, served notice he was wound up for a big day against the Rams by traveling 11 yards on this play, a pitchout from Sammy Baugh, in the first quarter. Larry Brink (63), Rams’ end, was blocked out of the play by Herb Siegert, Washington guard, who is not shown. Referee Ronald Gibbs and Baugh bring up the rear. Elroy Hirsch showed Redskins’ fans how he got his nickname of Crazy Legs on this pass piay from Bob Waterfield in the fourth quarter. The ex-Wisconsin flash picked up 11 yards be fore Harry Gilmer brought him down. Hirsc h, who had no trouble holding onto the ball despite the numbing cold, easily was the Rams' outstanding player on offense, catching nine passes, one for a touchdown. He leads the league in both departments. —Star Staff Photos. Matson Stars as Dons End ! First Unbeaten Season ly th« Associated Press | PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 26 — The University of San Francisco finished its first unbeaten and untied football season yesterday ] by overpowering Loyola of Los Angeles, 20-2. It was San Fran cisco’s ninth victory. Ollie Matson was the big wheel in the San Francisco offense, ] ripping off long gains and scor-i ing two of the touchdowns. All] Loyola had to go on was the! passing arm of Quarterback Don Klosterman, who completed 24 of 47 attempts. Matson scored his touchdowns in the second and third quarters. The other was on a short pass from Ed Brown to Ralph Thomas after Dick Huxley, Matson’s un derstudy, set up the play with a 72-yard run. Football Scores By the Associated Press SUNDAY. Sen Francisco ‘JO _Loyola (L. A > * Santa Clara 27 Marquette 14 LATE SATURDAY RESULTS. Wyoming 20 Arixona State (Tempe) 7 New Mexico Military 14 Western Colo. 12 Trlnitv (Tex.) 19 Midwestern 19 San Francisco State 20. .. Fresno State 7 Brigham Young 20 Pepperdlne O 1 Pacific U. 25 (Pearl Bowl) Calif. Aggies 7 Tatum and Harlow Differ in TV Talk Only on Bowl Play Dick Harlow'* opposition to bowl games was the only major difference between the former Harvard coach and Maryland's Jim Tatum on a "What’s Wrong With College Athletics" television show yesterday. ! Tatum and Harlow, present ad visory coach at Western Maryland, agreed on almost everything else. ! “Let’s award boys scholarships on basis of athletic ability,” Harlow said. I Tatum hit back at Judge Saul S. Streit of New York, accusing the judge of being anxious to get ! his name in the papers with his blast at college athletics. AAA Eastern Crown Won By Tommy Hinnershitz By the Associated Press TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 26.—Tommy Hinnershitz clinched the Ameri can Automobile Association East ern championship here yesterday by winning a 15-mile dirt track race. 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And they meet next Sunday in another one of the league’s naturals. A defeat will just about shove either one out of the running. Redskins Help Out. The shift in the standings started last Thursday when the Lions defeated Green Bay, 52-35, to go into a three-way tie with the Rams and Bears. Then yes terday the Cleveland Browns and 'Washington Redskins gave the Lions a helping hand. The Browns defeated the Bears. 42-21, to strengthen their posi (Picturc on Page A-15.) tion at the head of the American Conference with an 8-J record, while the Redskins pulled the surprise of the day by downing the Rams, 31-21. Meanwhile, the New York Giants remained at the Browns’ heels by shutting out the Chicago Cardinals, 10-0. In other games, the winless New York Yanks struck from be hind in the last quarter to tie the San Francisco Forty-Niners, 10 10, and the Pittsburgh Steelers nipped the Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13. Dub Jones, formerly of Tulane, was the big gun in the Browns’ Semper, Kansas StarJ Again Wins NCAA Run By th« Associated Press ; EAST LANSING. Mich., Nov. 26. j -Red-headed Herb Semper, the ] defending champion from Kansas University, repeated here today to win the 13th annual NCAA cross country run in the good time of 20:09.5. Semper moved into the lead at the three-quarter mark, overtak ing Bill Ashenfelter of Penn State. A1 Holmberg, Swedish distance runner from Tennessee, placed second. 30 yards behind Semper. Ray Osterhout of Syracuse was third and Ashenfelter wound up fourth. The race was run over a 4-mile Michigan State College course in a chilly 28-degree temperature iagainst a 15-mile-an-hour wind. Other finishers in order in the first 10 were: Dave Allison, Woos ter; Bob Kelly, Loyola; Theodore .Wheeler, Iowa University; Bill Ireland, Syracuse: Steve Murphy,I I Wisconsin, and Cash Povcell, Mi-1 | ami of Ohio. L - - Abbo's Boosts Streak In Touch Football Abbo's has a 4-0 record in the Northwest Touch Football League’s second half after rout ing the Wisconsin Avenue Bull-: dogs, first-round champions, 33 6, yesterday. Cotton Smith passed for all the points. Brian Bell scored two touchdowns and Don Hillock. Joe Wells and Chuck Boteler made one apiece. Bucknell Declines All Bids LEWISBURG. Pa.. Nov. 26 </P). —Bucknell University announced today its undefeated and untied: :football team has declined all in-' Citations to participate in post-; ; season bowl games. * attack, scoring six touchdowns to equal a league single-game touch down record set by Ernie Nevers while playing with the Cardinals in 1929. Nevers’ mark also was made against the Bears. Set Record for Penalties. The .Browns also established another league record (they're not proud of this one' when they were penalized 21 times for 209 yards. The previous standard was 17 penalties for 184 yards against Green Bay in 1945. The Bears weren’t far behind yesterday as they were penalized 165 yards. The Bears were hopelessly out of it when they scored two of their touchdowns in the last period. Ed Sprinkle went for one and Bob Williams tossed to Chuch Hun singer for the other. Otto Graham threw two touchdown passes to Jones. An 18-yard field goal by Ray Poole and an 81-yard return of a punt by newly-acquired Bosh Pritchard, both in the second quarter, were all the Giants needed to turn back the Cardinals. The Eagles, usually a strong first-half team, turned their sys tem around, but didn’t have enough to match Pittsburgh's first-half touchdowns by Fran Rogel and Lynn Chandnois and Joe Geri’s field goal. Philadel phia’s scores came on a 15-yard pass from Adrian Burk to Pete Pihos and a 15-yard buck by Jim Parmer. The Forty-Niners had a 10 point lead over the Yanks going ;into the final quarter, thanks to John Straykalski's t6uchdown and Gordon Soltau’s 21-yard field goal. Then Bob Celeri replaced George Ratterman at quarterback. He set up with passes a 11-yard touch down plunge by Sherm Howard and wuth only about a minute re maining, Harvey Johnson booted a 23-yard field goal to tie the i score. _ National Football League Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE. W. L. T. Pet. Pts OP Cleveland __ 8 10 ,8<s9 230 lift New York Giant*___ 0 2 1 .889 230 lift Washington _ 4 5 o .4 44 132 -24 Pittsburgh - 3 5 1 .375 lg3 1*3 Philadelphia ___ 3 t> O .333 183 190 Chicago Cards_ 2 7 0 .222 141 204 NATIONAL CONFERENCE. W L. T. Pet. Pts. OP Detroit - 0 2 1 .750 285 196 Chicago Bears_ 6 3 0 6«6 210 195 Los Angeles _ 6 3 0 .006 2*6 200 San Francisco_ 4 4 1 .500 183 159 Green Bay ... 3 6 0 .333 193 2T1 New York Yanks 0 7 2 .000 1 <2 2S2 Last Week’s Results. Detroit, 62; Green Bay, 35. Yesterday. Washington. 31; Los Angeles. 21. Pittsburgh, 17; Philadelphia. 13 Cleveland. 42: Chicago Bears. 21 New York Giants. 10; Chicago Cardi nals. 0. San Francisco, 10; New York Yankl, 10 <tie>. Next Sunday’s Schedule. Philadelphia at Washington Chicago Cardinals at Cleveland. Los Angeles at Chicago Bear5. New York Yanks at Green Bay. Pittsburgh at New York Giants. San Francisco at Detroit. Von Cramm Rated No. 1 In West German Tennis By the Associated Press HANNOVER, Germany, Nov. 26.—Baron Gottfried Von Cramm has been rated No. 1 in the offi cial West German tennis rankings for 1951. Although he is 43 years old and did not even compete in the national tournament this year. Von Cramm won his ranking by almost single-handedly leading the West German team to the European Zone finals in Davis Cup play. Women's Match Added To Turner's Mat Card A women’s match has been added to the wrestling program at Turner’s Arena Wednesday night. It matches Lorraine John son and Betty Hawkins. The feature is a two-mar team match, sending Natie Brown and Big Ben Morgan against Tony Martinelli and Bibber McCoy. 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