The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, November 22, 1940, Image 6

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Lion Gridders Lead All Seven Opponents In Season's Statittics
Top Others In
All Departments
Penn State's undefeated and
once-tied football team has a de
cided edge over its seven oppon
ants of the season in all depart
ments, total statistics released this
week reveal.
The Lion have the greatest ad
vantage in the net yardage gained
by rushing, with 1670 yards .
against 400 for their opponents. In
total yardage gained by rushing
and passing, the Blue and White
lead with 2239 yards against 856,
or nearly a three to one advantage.
The Nittanymen have rolled up
108 first downs while holding the
'pposition to only 37 and have
completed 45 passes out of 96 at
tempted for a gain of 569.
In yards gained by intercepted
passes, the Lions have gained the
tremendous total of 234 yards, re
futing the belief that they are
weak on pass defense. Only 38
passes out of 96 were completed
by the enemies for a gain of 456
The statistics are as folows
State Opp
First downs rushing .. 91 19
First downs passing .. 15 17
First downs penalties . 2 1
Total first downs .... 108 37
Net yardage rushing ..1670 '4OO
Passes attempted 96
Passes completed .... 45
Yards gained passing . 569
Total yards—rushing,
Average total yards
Passes intercepted by
Average distance punts 36
Yards runback, punts 232
Yards runback of kick
Yards gained intercept-'
ed passes
Ball lost after fumbles
Yards lost penalties
Pitt Game
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entered the thoughts of the battle
scarred eleven that will take the
field at the opening kickoff. Nine
seniors will be in the starting line
up and they're all out to 'finish
their gridiron career gloriously. In
all, twelve players. will be taking
part in their last game for the
Blue and White.
Making their exit to intercolleg
iate football with Captain Ga
jecki, will be Tom Vargo, Lloyd
Parsons, Frank Platt, Carl Stra
vinski, Wade Mori, John Patrick,
Chuck Peters, 'Craig White, Walt
Kniaz, Ben Pollock, and Jim
Woodward. Mike Garbinski at
guard and Bill Smaltz; triple
threat fullback, are the two juniors
slated to open the activities.
With the possible exception of
Mori, still suffering from a recur
rence of his knee injury, Higgins
will be able to place his strongest
outfit on the field. The Nittany
lineup will be: left end, Parsons;
left tackle,`Stravinski; left guard,
Garbinski; center, Gajecki; right
guard, Mori; right tackle, Platt;
right end, Vargo; quarterback, Pat
rick; left halfback, Peters; right
halfback, White; fullback, Smaltz.
The Lions' most effective ground
gainer, Len Krouse, and fiery Pep
per Petrella will see action early
in the game. The two junior half
backs are expected to furnish the
offensive spark in the home stretch.
Penn Stale Man Receives
Highest Military Honor
Lieut. Col. Col. Harold N. Gil
bert 'l6 recently received the most
honored military award, the cov
eted Distinguished Service Medal.
He has also been awarded The
Distinguished Cross and The Pur
ple Heart making him the only
native Pennsylvanian in the .Army
who has been given these three
high national honors. He is a mem
ber of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.
Cage Season May
Depend On Sophs
An important cog in this year's
varsity basketball machine will be
the sophomore cagers—some grad
uated from last year's frosh out
fit and some playing their first
season of Penn State basketball.
Two promising ball players in
the latter category are John Linde
and Warren Wimmers. Strictly
speaking, Linde was a member of
the 1939-40 yearling squad but
only a third-stringer. Coach John
Lawther now rates him as one of
the standout second-year men.
He's weak defensively, according
to Lawther, but "Linde's rugged
and can shoot."
Wimmer is a forester and be
cause he was at Mont Alto last
year could not play freshman ball.
He is coming along well, in Law
ther's opinion, and may provide
some . much-needed reserve
Herk Baltimore, Bob Ramin,
and John Silan look to be the best
of last year's freshman team.
Baltimore never played basket
ball before corning here and is
rapidly shaping up as an addition
'to the long list of varsity men who
owe their ability mainly to Law
ther's persistent coaching.
Ramiii is continuing • the pace
he set last year as a member of
Nick Thiel's yearlings and Silan
is a fast; colorful, ball-handler.
He might, Lawther says, be "an
other Miehoff."
One of the best sophomore
prospects, Frank Barr, was lost
to the team when he dropped out
to pay more attention to the
scholastic side of college life.
Sophomores John Egli and Wil
bur Van Lenten are expected to
report next week after football
season but it is doubtful if Sparky
Brown•will try for the team.
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These Seniors Play Their Last Gam
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'Pictured above are Captain Leon
Gajecki, Lloyd Parsons, Chuck
Peters, Frank Platt, Ben Pollock,
and , Tom Vargo who, along with
Walt Kniaz, Jim Woodward,
Wade Mori, John Patrick, Carl
Stravinski, and Craig White; as
seniors, will play their last game
for Penn State at Pitt tomorrow.
Tomorrow's game will terminate
the brilliant records they have
built up while here at Penn State.
(The answers are underneath
upside down.)
1. Did Penn State ever whip
Pitt in Pitt Stadium?
2. What other football honor did
Bob Higgins hold besides the
All-American end position?
3. What Penn State football
coach broke his ribs the night
before the 1923 Rose Bowl
4. How far did Bob Higgins run
in his touchdown run against
Pitt in 1919?
5. What Penn State player
is married?
6. When did Penn State play its
last bowl game?
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Higgins Denies
Bowl Bid Rumor
Spiking rumors that Ted Hus
ing, well-known sports announcer
connected 'with the annual Orangd
Bowl game, had queried him
about a possible bowl bid, foot
ball coach Bob Higgins said last
night that he had talked to Husing
but "not about a bowl game."
The rumor which spread about
the campus yesterday was that
Husing had called Higgins Wed
nesday and asked him if- Penn
State would consider an invita
tion' to play - the annual New,
Year's Day game in Miami, Fla.
"We're not in the bowl class
yet," Higgins said. - 'We'll . play
Pitt first •and•.:then think about a.
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Pin Entertainment
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his Pennsylvanians present for the
second time the song he was peti
tioned to write for his alma mater,
"The Hills of Old Penn State," on
his "College Smoker" program at
7 p. in. tonight. The lyrics for the
song were written. by Waring in
collaboration with his brother
Tom, and Pat Ballard, after con
siderable research into the Col
lege's traditions and landmarks.
Panthers Finish
Drills For Slate
PITTSBURGH, Nov: 21,--Thi .
Pitt Panthers went through their
last drill this afternoon with the
realization that they alorie ,stand
between the Nittany Lions and
their first undefeated season in 19 ;
While Coach Bowser's eleven:
will have a decided weight disad
vantage; the Pitt defense has been
improving rapidly and their show
ing in the 9-7 defeat by Nebraska•
revealed that the,,State offense
will find the going _rough on Sat
The Panthers worked out with
only half of their halfback com
bination present at the drill. Ed
Jones was in uniform and - took.'
a light warmup, but was kept out'
of the rough stuff. He - injured hiS
nose in' the Cornhusker game and
it is not known whether he will be
in shape for the final game of the
The feeling is prevalent in the
city that Pitt has an even chance
to pull the game out of the bag-de
spite the superior record of Penn
State. The Panthers are credited
with having played a much' tough
er schedule but they have been
priming for this game in an effort
to avenge last year's 10 to 0 defeat.
Then" again, they'll be playing at
home and the Pitt Stadium has
long been a jinx for State elevens.
IM Boxing Participants
Urged To Start Training
Intramural boxing participants
are urged to start training im
mediately by Leo Houck, Lion
varsity boxing coach, in prepara
tion for' the intramural - bouts
scheduled to begin December 5.
Houck will be at the ringside
every afternoon to advise and in
struct intramural aspirants, he
announced. Weigh-ins for the in
tramural competition will be held
Monday and Tuesday, December
2 and 3.
College _Seal Jewelry
For Christmas
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