The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, November 02, 1940, Image 6

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The Lions
Toddy's Situation
Penn State's football team has
:nore crises than the foreign situ-
Three weeks ago, the West Vir
ginia game was declared the turn
ng point in the season. If the Lions
could get through the Mountain
2.ers, they'd have things pretty easy
the rest of the way.
Last Saturday, it was Temple,
and the story was that if the Lions
could outhoot the Owls, a success
:lll season could be assured.
Today, South Carolina's Game
:ocks are touted as the team to lick
f the Nittanymen are to continue
,n the high road. And next Satur
lay it will be Syracuse, then NYU,
Ind finally Pitt.
The point to remember is that
:.hese clubs wouldn't be an ump
.eenth as hard to shake down if
he Lions were already defeated.
\Tone of them own a record im
3ressive enough to scare Rastus
n a cemetery on Hallowe'en. In
'act, the four of them together
lave accumulated a grand total of
'our victories in 14 games to date,
.vith Syracuse •claiming three of
South Carolina, first of the
'fearful foursome," ventures into
the Nittany Mountains this after
noon, seeking the initial will of its
present schedule. We've heard
tories how the Gamecocks have
run into tough luck, being forced
to tackle Georgia, Duquesne, and
Clemson in their earlier attempts.
We know• the Dixie boys boast
a tricky pass tombination in
:,-"rygd-Urban and that the Lions'
weakness so far this fall has been
toward aerial bombardment.
Still, the Lions can win today,
by a couple of touchdowns. Let's
make it two.
It was a simple matter to pull
names from a hat and find out
that: Clemson will take one from
Tulane. Cornell will, with or with
out Snavely, trample Columbia.
Georgetown will smash Syracuse.
Minnesota will wiggle over North
western. Missouri will bump off
NYU. Notre Dame will , hit the
bullseye against Army. Penn will
bounce back against Navy. Temple
will do the same against Bucknell.
And Alabama will upset Kentucky.
Lions' Superior Power
Revealed In Stifistics
'Statistics covering the first four
games of the 1940 football season
give the undefeated and untied
Nittany Lions an overWhelniing
superiority in nearly every depart
ment, a tabulation of the figures
showed today.
The Nittany Lions are given a
tremendous edge in yards gained
from scrimmage, having piled up
the tremendous total of 1,076 yards
as against only 175 yards for their
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Undefeated Soccermen
Try For 58th victory
Against Middies Today
Today at Annapolis the Lion
booters will battle it out with an
always unpredictable Navy eleven
that has consistently held the Nit
tanymen to a one point Mar - gin and
in recent years has almost upset
the undefeated record of Penn
State's greatest athletic team.
In both 1938 and 1939 the Lions
managed to score only one point
more -than Navy to provide the
necessary margin for victory over
the Middies. In 1938 the Nittany
men edged Navy, 1-0, and last
year the Sailors lost, 3-2.
Navy has played four games this
season and has beaten Virginia,
7-0, lost to Gettysburg, 2-1, tied
with Dartmouth, 0-0, and topped
Duke, 2-0.
Both the opponents' attack and
defense are centered around .the
halfback line composed of Captain
Joe Reedy, Frank Andrews, and
Bill Crawford. Packing plenty, of
drive, as revealed by their games
already this year, the wings appear
to be the strongest members of
the forward wall.
The lineup: goal, Leskaras; left
fullback, Freeman; right fullback,
Heck; left halfback, Green; center
halfback, Megrail; right halfback,
Hosterman; outside right, Hart
man; inside right, Galindo; center
forward, King; inside left, 'Corman;
outside left, Durain.
Considering past records, Coach
Bill Jeffrey's lads will enter the
fray odds-on favorites. But as
Jeffrey says, "We have to lose
sometime." In any event, the Lions
will have to be on their toes to
guard against that inevitable upset.
(Continued from page one)
returning to his old form after be
ing handicapped with an ankle
injury since the Bucknell opener
and, when on the field, will take
care of the Lions' kicking and
passing. Patrick will continue to
perform the blocking and signal=
calling assigninents.
The same seven 200-pounders
who have held the opposition to
very scant gains through the line
and have paved the way for the
fast stepping backs will face the
Gamecocks at the opening kickoff.
Captain Leon Gajecki will be sta_
tioned at center, flanked by Wade
Mori and Mike Garbinski at the
guards, Frank Platt and Carl Stra
vinski at the tackles, Tom Vargo
and Lloyd Parsons at the ends.
Only Garbinski is a junior, the re
maining six linesmen being sen
Spark plug•Of the Gamecock at
tack is expected to be Al Grygo,
versatile left half, who was re
sponsible for two touchdown
passes, and a 94-yard kickoff re
turn against Duquesne, followed
last week with a 75-yard punt re_
turn to score against Clemson:
Aided by end Alex Urban, Grygo
is the spearhead of one of South's
best pass combinations.
Harvey Blouin, right half, and
Dutch. Elston, blocking back have
fully recovered from early injur
ies and will start for the second
successive game. DeWitt Arrow
smith, who like Grygo hails from:
Erie, will carry the punting bur
den for SoUth Carolina from the
fullback post.
The entire right• side of the vis
itors' forward wall hails from the
Keystone State. Joe KriVonak,
right guard, and Stan Novak, right
end, are from Erie, and right tac
kle Bill Applegate hails from Phil
adelphia. Urban at left end, Lou
Sossamon at center, Joe Patrone
at left guard, and Elmore Carter
at left tackle complete the Game
cock line.
McWilliams At Penn
Cliff McWilliams '4O, basketball
captain last year, is now studying
law at the University of Pennsyl-
driers Downed By Navy 'B' Team
Homecoming For Them
Two -"Dixie" boys from Erie will
make an appearance before fans
from their own state when South
Carolina clashes with the Lions
here today. Above is Al Grygii, left
halfback, and below him is DeWitt
Arrowsmith, fullbgck.
Seven 'Dixie' Boys Come-
Home For Today's Game
COLMBIA, S. C., Nov. I—The
University of South Carolina-Penn
State intersectional football battle
toddy will be homecoming again
for several of the "Southerners,"
who hail from Quakerland.
The journey.will be a homeward
one for Al Grygo and DeWitt
Arrowsmith, backs; Joe Krivonak
and Leo Kroto, guards; Stan Not
wak, end, and Steve Nowak, tackle,
all of Erie; and Bill Applegate,
tackle, of Philadelphia.
Five of them will be in South
Carolina's starting lineup, Grygo,
Arrowsmith, Krivonak, Stan No
wak and Applegate, and the others
will undoubtedly get a chance be
fore the final Whistle.
Two other PennsylVanians, Joe'
Hatkevitch, veteran guard of Erie,
and Joe Grugan, reserve hack of
Secane, are still on Enright's in
jured list.
Bustling Al Grygo, the twinkle
toes of the Gamecock squad, who
staged the thrills against Duquesne
and Clemson with beautiful run
ning, and forward passing, is ex
pected to again furnish the show
for the folks back home. -
The elusive, elf-like Grygo has
been showing consistent improve
ment throughout the season in all
departments and is South Caro
lina's bid for all-state and confer
ence honors.
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Captain Bill Smith Tests
IC4-A Chances . In hide
Tilt With Jaspers Today
Whether Captain Bill Sthith will
rule the harrier iOcst in the IC
4A's this year may be answered
when he leads the Nittany Loin
cross-country runners against the
undefeated Manhattan squid in
the Van Cortland Park course in
New York City today. '
"I'll know if I have a chance in
the IC-4A's to beat Les Me
ell, last year's champ froth NYU,
by the time I make in this race,"
Smith stated yesterday, "because
this - course is McMitchel,l's stamp
ing ground.
"If my pace is near the record
time of 26:28 minutes, I'm positive
I'll give the NYU harrier favorite
a run for his money," the Nittany
captain asserted.
Seeking his third straight tri
umph this ydar, Smith is in better
condition than at any time since,
his 1938 record-breaking season.
His two victories over Michigan
State and Syracuse were by deci
sive half_mile margins.
Chet Snyder, senior harrier who
reached, his peak by trouncing
Lynn Radcliffe and Wes Stans
bury, Syracuse runners, and Bill
Smith may spring a surprising
dual win against the Manhattan
With three new men, Frank
Burkhart, Howie Wheeler, and
Archy Hyson, added to the Nittany
squad, because of varsity injuries
the balance of the Lion strength
will rest upon Ven Kotz and Pop
Thiel, who placed seventh and
eighth in the Syracuse encounter.
The J.aspers offer Captain Andy
Neidig and HoWie Bulger as their
bUt tirnernakers, with Vin Tier
nan, Gerard Pirriett, Jerome Kis
sel, and Vic Hajek as other . start_
Lions Are One Of Seven
Unbeaten Eastern Teams
Mighty Cornell, heading the list
of seven Eastern football teams
with perfect records, today seems
a cinch to complete its B'econd
straight undefeated and untied
• Included-among those with clean
slates is the Penn State power
house which has trampled over
four opponents and meets its fifth
hurdle today.
Boston• College has a good
chance to,come through undefeat
ed. The/tostonians should down
Madhattall but 'they still have to
get past Georgetown, another un
beaten team..
Of the East's other three unde
feated, untied clubs, Navy seems
to have the toughest task in Penn.
Lafayette and Franklin and
Marshall are favored over Wash
ington and Jefferson and Albright,
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Dietrich Crosies Goal
But Play Is Called Back
SpVcial to Daily Collegian
Penn State Jay Ve'd football team
fought a nip-and_tuck battle with
the NavY "B" gridders here today
but came out on the short end of
a 6_o score.
Quent Deidrick, Lion running
ace, came within a hair of dead
locking the count as he grafjobed
the ball midway in the third-quar
ter, ran 94 yards, and crossed. the
goal_line, only to have the play
ealled back because he , stepped
out on the 50-yard line.
Just a minute before the half
time gun sounded the State line
held the Navy for downs on the
one-foot line preventing what
looked like a sure Middie touch
The defeat was the second for
the Lions, coached by Danny De_
Marino. Three weeks ago they
met the Cornell junior varsity at
State College losing, 12-0.
Rifle Hopes Soil. With
McCoy, 12 Veterans Back
Rifling its way to second place
in the' national intercollegiate
championships at Washington, D.
C. with - the steady eye of All-Am
erican Robert G. McCoy handy,
the Lion varsity rifle squad has
bright prospects for the coming
season with McCoy and 12 other
varsity men returning to the squad.
McCoy, , an expert marksman and
the only All-American now on the
campus, won his rating last, year
vilien he and - five other men hi the
nation were-picked for the honor
by the National Rifle Aisociation.
Last year the varsityrifle squad
lost only' to lowa State by eight
points in the national inter-colleg
iate finals. During the regular sea
son, the team lost just one postal
match to the 'University of Florida
by two points.
Challenges for postal matches
with the Lions are pouring from
all parts of the nation. Following
a meeting of varsity, freshman,
and managerial candidates Wed
negday evening in the Armory at
8 p.m., a regular schedule of prac
tices and matches will get under
Leading .the• team this year will
be Co-Captains Gilbert G. Gault
H. Stahl '42.
Newihis year, ihe Coaches will be:
Capt. Arno P. IViciwitz, Jr., varsity
coach; Second Lt Patrick W. Rid
dleberger, assistant coach; First Lt.
Stephen 8.. Gilliard; freshman--
coach.. ' • '
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