The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, November 09, 1940, Image 3

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Soccer, Jayvee Football Scheduled For Only .Home Tilts Today
Between the Lions
Dear Mr. Morrison:
Be happy you reside as far from State College as you do this morn
ing. Penn State students are hot under the collar over your criticism
,of the Lion football team, and you wouldn't last long enough in this
usually quiet village to blow your nose.
Chief reason for this sudden dislike for you reverts to two state
ments you made yesterday:
1. That your grid outfit "was stopped cold by such lesser elevens
as Penn State and Bucknell." .
2. That Penn State stole plays from your erstwhile Owls
In rebuttal of your first accusation I refer you to the national rat
ings of the State and Temple teams. You'll have to look loud and long
for any ranking system which puts the Owls anywhere within striking
distance of the Lions, whereas the locals are in the upper bracket, both
nationally and in the East. Your statement doesn't make sense, Ray.
As for the Nittany crew stealing your plays during practice ses
sions, I doubt that very much, too. There are gentlemen in the world
of football, Mr. Morrison, and Bob Higgins is one of the finest.
Personally, and I think most everyone agrees, you are seeking a
damn good alibi for the unsuccessful season you have had to date, but
this one isn't it, because it puts you in the cla'ss with a certain fellow
from Ohio State, who made such a laughing stock of not only himself,
but his whole team and university, only a few weeks ago.
Really, I guess, we here at Penn State should laugh at your child
ish accusations. It is funny, Ray, except that we don't like to see the
name of Penn State taken in vain.
Shall I send along a gross of handkerchiefs? We hope you'll need
Syracuse Scribe
Gives Inside Dope
Sports Editor, The Daily Orange
A badly beaten ball club last
Saturday when they bowed, 28-6,
to Georgetown hustling Hoyas,
Syracuse's Orangement have been
completely r e v a e d for this
week's skirmish with Penn State.
Stories and scouting reports
drifting back to Syracuse from the
bailiwick of the Nittany Lions in
dicate that this year's edition is the
best ball club the Staters have
fielded in the past 20 years, and
Coach Ossie 'Solem is overlooking
no bets in whipping his eleven
into the best possible shape for the
talented Lions.
Although State' is . rated more
than a two-touchdown. edge over
the Orange at the moment, Syra
cuse has not been counted out of
the picture by the gambling boys
yet; the in-and-out tendencies of
the Piety Hillers make them a poor
club to bet against and the season
records indicate that this will be
an' uncertain week to ride your
money on the opposition team. •
- Since the beginning of the 1940
campaign the Orangemen have
been turning out alternately good
and bad Saturdays, and this is due
to he a big weekend for the Saltine
After trimming Clarkson Tech
in the opener, the Hillmen took a
40-0 beating from Northwestern's
Wildcats. They bounced back the
next week and carted off an easy
win over NYV, but the following
Saturday it was the - same old
story—another loss, this time to
Cornell. A victory at the expense
of Columbia followed by George
town's win brings the story up to
date, pointing to a red-hot Satur
day when Penn State invades
Archbold stadium,
Of course, a series of coincid
ences of this nature will by no
means insure an Orange victory,
especially when Penn State has
such a powerful team. However,
the whole idea is rather interest
ing. After all, you can't blame a
guy for dreaming when his ball
club is in the dumps. •
Although the Orange squad has
been trimmed down by injuries
suffered in the Georgetown contest,
Ossie Solem has scrimmaged his
Charges for the first two days this
week to iron out flaws shown by
Dick Peters
Coach Speidel Issues
New Call For Wrestlers
Although about 100 candidates
have reported for wrestling prac
tice held every Tuesday and Thurs
day in Rec Hall, Coach Charley
Speidel has announced that he is
anxious to have all men interested
in wrestling report on these prac
tice days.
Starting from scratch,. Speidel
will spend most of these drill ses
sions in explaining the simple holds
and technique of wrestling.
BT! Predictions
Hoping to better the .833 aver
age made. to date, we close our
eyes and say that: Penn State will
trounce Syracuse by tvio touch
downs. Cornell will keep on
against• Yale. Penn will outman
euver Harvard. Michigan will
edge Minnesota in the game of the.
day. Notre Dame will take it out
on Navy. Tulane will strangle
Alabama. Clemson will upset Au
burr. Stanford will push Wash
ington out of the way. Fordham
will sneak past Puydue. Pitt will
stagger Carnegie Tech.
the :Hillmen
Many of the regulars have been
hobbled by minor bruises and
hurts, but all of thiLm, except Dick
Banger, should be ready for State.
Banger, regular tailback last sea
son, has been playing wingback
and blocking back this year and
doing most of the passing.
It now appears that Gerry Court
ney, Leo Canale, and Joe Watt will
get the opening backfield nod with
either Red Rodiek or Cliff Wilson
calling the signals. Courtney, styl
ish broken field runner last season,
hasn't shown much this year, and
he may be due this weekend. Can
ale, a terrific bucker, will start at
fullback, and soph Joe Watt will
be the wingback.
Dick Weber and Johnny Cong
don have retained their guard
berths, and Ray Tice is still at cen
ter, but the tackle story has a diff
erent slant. Bill Eschenfelder has
displaced Torn Kinney at left
tackle and right tackle Joe Rigan
is getting a tough scrap for his job
from Dick Ransom and Ernie Asch
Whitey Piro is set at left end, and
Paul Berthold has passed Les Dye
at the other flank. A third-stringer
till the Georgetown contest, Bert
hold played brilliantly after re
plaCing Dye and sewed up a 'regu
lar berth.
Booters Meet Army
In Only Varsity Game
In the only varsity contest here
this weekend, the Penn State soc
cer squad will attempt to score
their 59th victory without defeat
when they meet the Army eleven
on New Beaver Field at 1 p. m.
Fans will have an excellent op
portunity to see in actual play the
power system of playing soccer as
opposed to Bill Jeffrey's system.
The Cadets use the power kick
and rushing type of play as against
the short, placement kicks and
strategy stressed by Jeffrey.
Only regular missing from the
Lion lineup will be Alan Heck,
sophomore right fullback, who is
still recovering from injuries re
ceived in the past two tilts. Heck
suffered a leg injury in the Syra
cuse game and received a dislo
cated knee when the Lions battled
Navy last week. Dick Dearborn,
who has shown up very well as a
substitute this year, will take over
the position.
Don Megrail, center halfback,
has had a charley-horse for the
past week but will take his place
in the. opening lineup this after
Outstanding• for the West Point
ers is, strangely enough, a substi
tute, Bob Claggett, who tallied the
Army's two goals against M.I.T.
Wednesday. Also a power man in
the Army lineup is Len Guckey
son, center halfback, who has pac
ed the Cadets in almost all their
encounters this year.
The lineups:
Penn State Army
G. Leskaris Hayduk
RB Freeman • Weeks
LB Dearborn Stern
RH Hosterman Koslowski,
CH Mcgrail Guckeyson
LH Green
OR Hartman
IR Dalindo
CF King
IL Corman
OL. Durain
Frosh Rooters Seek 2nd
Win At Cornell Tomorrow
Sixteen freshman booters left
yesterday for Ithaca, New York,
where they wilt meet the Cornell
freshman soccer team this after
noon in an attempt to avenge
defeats suffered at the hands of the
Little Red booters for the past two
Defeating Syracuse early in the
season, the Little Lion soccermen
will be midway in their season
and out for their second victory.
Next Wednesday the freshmen will
close their schedule, playing
Army's plebes at West Point.
Accompanied by Coach Clyde
Underwood, the following fresh
men made the trip: John Struck,
Charles Horvath, Harold Framm,
Sam Schnure, James Irwin, Boyd
Etters, Earl Stauffer, Henry Yeag
ley, William Pritchard, Tom Will
iams, Lloyd Black, Dick Miller,
Len Fruchter, Wayne Bechdel,
Sam Landis, aiid Logan Gerheim.
(Continued from page one)
eleven it has faced this year.
Flashing a powerful running at
tack at times, the Orangemen have
bowed to Cornell, Northwestern,
and Georgetown, all rated among
the ten best in the nation. With a
victory over State so important
towards their season's success,
Coach Ossie Solem's minions will
spat z. nothing in an effort to upset
the dope.
Ed Rodiek will direct the attack aided in the back
field by halfbacks Gerry Court
ney :Ind Joe Watt, and fullback
Leo Canale. Courtney and Ca
nale have been the home . team's
best ground-gainers all year. Syr
acuse's ace in the hole will be its
counterpart of the Lions' Pepper
Petrella in 147-pound Bunky Mor
ris, ace passer, and kicker.
Captain Smith, Snyder
Enter Final Dual Race
Against Pitt Harriers
Captain. Bill Smith, foremost
Nittany Lion harrier for four
years, and •Cet Snyder will race
their last five-mile harrier grind
in dual competition when Coach
Chick Werner's cross-country
squad runs its season's finale in
Pittsburgh today against the Pitt
Only defeated once in his dual
career, the slightly built Nittany
captvin will be gunning for his
14th dual meet triumph against
"Zeke" Sterner and Mac McCable,
Pitt's top harriers'.
Surging to two IC-4A champion
ships in his freshman and sopho
more years, Smith blosomed into
the nation's No. 1 harrier. Last
year, suffering from a stomach
illness and a few bad breaks,
"Mysterious Bill" lost his only
dual race to Michigan State's Cap
tain Fehr, who nosed him out in
a spirited break foe the tape.
As a disappointing climax to his
junior year, Smith was defeated
by Les McMitchell, NYU harrier,
in the IC-4A's when a stitch in the
side of the Nittany leader slowed
him up near the finish line.
Werner will send Smith, Chet
Snyder, Pop Thiel, Vern Kotz, Bob
Kingtigh, Bill Jimeson, and Archy
Hyson into this final tilt, as both
the Nittany Lions and Panthers are
seeking their season's first win.
lions Rated Third in Nation
In Total Rushino Defense
According to the latest figures
compiled by the American Football
Statistical Bureau, Penn State
ranks among the country's first ten
in offense, defense, and rushing de
The Nittany Lions' rushing de
fense average of 38.8 yards per
game rates the Staters third in the
Penn State's average of 99.8
yards per game for total defense
rates fourth, and an offensive aver
age of 313.2 yards puts the Lions
in the tenth spot.
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Jayvees Meet Panthers
Here At 2 p.m, Today
Fully aware that their game with•
Pitt shares the sports limelight on.
Beaver Field with the soccer gamc
today, the Jayvee gridders are pre
pared to whip up a real battle anc
do a fancy job of Panther taming.
Danny's Demons will see action al
2 p.m. on the varsity field.
"Cap" Bailey, who was sched
uled to travel to Syracuse with the
varsity, has been recalled for serv
ice against the Panther Jayvees
His kicking and passing from the
tailback position should greatly
strengthen - the Demons' attack.
Against Navy last week, Bailey
booted a punt 60 yards and - mile('
it out on the three yard line.
Quent Deidrich, stellar back
whose 94 yard touchdown run
against Navy was called back be
cause of a penalty, will again star;
for Danny DeMarino's gridders
the fullback spot. Frank Silvestr .
will call signals at blocking back
Either Ted Phillips or Bill Shut
will start at wingback. Phillips re
turned to action recently afte
being out for a week with a knee
injury sustained in the opening
game against Cornell.
The forward wall will line ur
with Walt 'Sottung and "Smoky"
Mall as ends, Pete Krones and Jin -
Hall at tackle, Joe Valla and Johi
Tessieri at the guard posts, an(
Lou Palazzi whipping the pigskii
back from center. Ed Gales anc
Sam Kopach will both be out o:
action because of shoulder injuries
sustained in the Navy skirmish.
'44 Cross-Counfry Team
Meets Cornell Tomorrow
The freshman cross -countr:
team will be looking for its seem
victory of the season when the:
run against the Cornell frosh a
Ithaca, N. Y., today.
Members of the team who lef
yesterday for Cornell are: Tini
Candy, Charlie Hobbs, Bob Hazei
Curtis Stone, Bob Faloon, Did
Cressman, and Jerry Eno.
Be sure to see the soccer exhibii
in the Athletic Store window to
day. Varsity player, Hap Freeman
has done all the lettering for the