The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 21, 1941, Image 3

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    Ags Show Impressive Offense and Defense
Against TCU; Moser, Sibley, and Ruby Shine
Another great weekend has gone
by—a weekend in which the sup
posedly “dark-horse” Texas Aggies
showed the football world and the
Southwest Conference that they can
get along quite well without the
spirits of John Kimbrough, Jim
Thomason, Marion Pugh, Tommy
Vaughn and the rest. T. C. U.
didn’t have a chance, and we doubt
If they would have kept the score
closer even if Kyle Gillespie were
in there pitching. The Aggies were
hot and they were not to be de
nied. They showed a potent run
ning game, featuring Derace Mos
er and Leo Daniels, plus a passing
attack that is destined to rival
some of the nation’s best. Their
line, coached by “Uncle Bill’ James,
cne of the nation’s great line men
tors, was one of the fiercest charg
ing lines than this writer has wit
nessed in many a moon. In fact
it charged so hard, that Coach
Dutch Meyer had to resort to the
old “trap” play in which the line
men are let to come in and there
trapped in the backfield.
Leading that defensive attack
for the Ags were Martin Ruby,
big husky tackle, and Dub Sibley,
pepper-box center. A second Ki
Aldrich was born at T. C. U.’s
own stadium in Sibley, whose great
defensive exhibition at times even
outmodeled the former All-Ameri
can Frog star. Center situation
in peril? Judge for’yourself. As
for Ruby, he might as well have
been one of the Frog backfield
men. He was in the backfield just
as much as the T. C. U. backs
were. It was either Ruby or
Sibley or Sibley or Ruby as far
as the making of tackles were con
cerned. Both played a remarkable
game and are destined to go far
in making a name for themselves
in the Southwest Conference.
Well, that’s the situation. Of
course, let’s not look too far ahead
because the Aggies still have Bay
lor, Arkansas, S. M. U., Rice, and
Texas, any of which will prove
tough hurdles to go over. The Ag
gies still have many rough spots,
but we’U just leave it up to Coach
Homer Norton to straigthen them
Teams Can’t Rely Upon One Man and Win
Games; Balanced Attack is Key to Victories
One thing that the conference
proved this past weekend is that
teaxhs which center their offense
around one man will get stung and
stung badly. Prime examples—
T. C. U., Baylor, and Rice. Baylor
lost Jack Wilson during the first
quarter against Villanova, and with
that loss went all the punch. The
same can be said of the Frogs when
they lost Kyle Gillespie, the heart
of the T. C. U. offense. Rice’s
Brumley was not in the game
against L. S. U. and everyone
knows the result—a 27 to 0 set
back for the Owls.
Texas, A. & M. and possibly, S.
M. U., are not built that way. For
example, if Texas lost Layden, they
still have Crain, Doss, Roberts, and
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Sanders. Should the Aggies lose
Moser, they still can have a pretty
fair ball club with Leo Daniels and
Tom Pickett. So the conclusion is
that the team that has a balanced
attack—one in which everyone
takes part—is the team that is
destined to go places.
PARTMENT ... The honor this
week goes to Derace Moser, Aggie
triple-threat, and Dub ..Sibley,
sturdy Ag pivot man, who sparked
the cadets to a 14-0 victory over
T. C. U. Moser was never better
as he sparked the Aggies all over
the field with his great running,
passing, and kicking. Sibley led
the fired-up Aggie line, which rock
ed the Frogs back and forth with
remarkable regularity.
Coaches Charles DeWare and
Manning Smith request that any
freshman that still wishes to go
out for football to report down to
the gym at 5:15 today . . . Here’s
something to consider for those
that like to pick teams by com
parative scores . . . (1) Texas
beats L. S. U. 34-0, (2) Rice beats
Tulane, 10-9, (3) Tulane beats
North Carolina University, a team
which scored two touchdowns on
Fordham, 52-6„ L. S. U. beats Rice
27-0 . . . Now the question is
what’ll happen when Rice and Texas
bump into each other next week
.. . by comparative scores you could
either take Rice or Texas and have
pretty fair choices . . . however,
this writer has learned his lesson
by picking teams by comparing
scores. . . it doesnt work. . . .
OCTOBER 21, 1941
Page 3
Baylor’s Offense!
Jack Wilson
Class A
Touch Football
Plans are now in order for class
A basketball and touch football
matches to begin. Basketball will
start on Octo
ber 27, and
touch football
will begin on or
about November
3. The weather
is the only ele
ment holding
back the begin
ning of the foot
ball games.'
In class B,
v olleyba 1 1
matches will begin on November
3. As the volloyball courts are
under the stadium games may be
played in any sort of weather. As
Class B
Pinff Pong
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CASH & CARRY — North Gate
D. M. DANSBY, ’37
Headed To Where
Plan To Keep The Folks And Girl Friend
East Gate
yet, starting time for ping pong
has not been worked out.
Class A—
E Coast Artillery, Water
A Infantry, Water Polo
H Replacement Center,
F Replacement Center,
B Signal Corps, Tennis
E Engineers, Tennis
A Cavalry, Tennis
Class B—
H Coast Artillery, Toudh
B Replacement Center,
Intramural Scores
Class A Handball—
1 Hdq. Field, 2; Field, 1
C Engineers, 2; D Replacement
Center, 1
D Cavalry, 2; I Infantry, 1
C CWS, 3; H Replacement Cen
ter, 0
A CWS, 3; D Field, 0
H Field, 2; A Coast, 1
C Cavalry, 2; B Infantry, 1
Infantry Band, 3; K Infantry, 0
Class B. Swimming—
B Signal Corps, 35; 1 CHQ, 10
F Engineers, 26; A Cavalry, 18
F. A. Band, 29; F Replacement
Center, 12
Williamson Still
Places Texas First;
Aggies Rated Fifth
By Paul B. Williamson
The Texas Aggies defeated T. C.
U., as predicted by the System,
with a score of 14-0. The Aggies
played a far superior game than
is indicated by the score.
Most of the teams came through
in good form last week for the
Williamson Rating System, to give
the System its best average of the
The mighty Texas Longhorns
buried Arkansas under a 48-14
(See WILLIAMSON, Page 4)
Aggies Play Host to Baylor Bears Sat
Afternoon; Line Stands Out Against TCU
Having chalked up their fourth
consecutive victory by defeating
the Texas Christian Horned Frogs
last weekend, the Texas Aggie
gridsters are sighting their guns
on the Baylor Bears whom they
on Kyle Field Saturday. In the
four games, the Aggies have gath
ered in a total of 158 points against
seven points scored by their oppon
ents. The Ags and the Texas Long
horns are the only undefeated-un
tied teams in the Southwest Con
ference after four weeks of play
with only a few conference games
Good Shape
Coming out of the T. C. U. af
fair with only the usual bruises
and bumps, the Aggies should be
in much better condition when they
meet the Bears than they were
when they took on the Frogs.
The Baylor Bears with a new
coach, Frank Kimbrough, have a
system of offense and defense
never before encountered by the
six other conference coaches. All
information on Baylor teams of
past years is useless as Kimbrough
has introduced ideas which car
ried him to high esteem at Hardin-
Simmons university.
Wilson Injured
The sparkplug of the Baylor
squad, Jack Wilson, suffered a
slight brain concussion in the Vil
lanova game last Friday night
and there is the probability that
he may not see much, if any, action
against the Aggies. If Wilson is
in the lineup, the Bears threaten
to be one of the toughest oppon
ents the Cadets will face all sea
Other outstanding Baylor men
are: Jack Russell, a fine end who
will be bidding for All-American
honors; Milton Crain, another great
back; Dwight Parks, the Bear
passing ace; Buddy Gatewood, an
outstanding center; and Lewis Self,
Corps Trip Experiences Too
Colorful to be Forgotten Soon
By Charlie Babcock
Looking for color and excite
ment ? Try the following recipe
some Saturday afternoon in Octo
ber, preferably on odd-numbered
years in Fort Worth.
Take 5000 Texas Aggie cadets,
mix well with 2500 TSCW-ites,
and place in 25,000 capacity con
crete container along with 17,000
other rabid fans. Stir the contents
well with an exciting football
game between two powerful teams,
spiced with a lot of action and tur
moil. The result? Color and ex
citement enough to serve the na
However, memories of the color
remain long after the taste has
gone. Memories like those of the
flag-tearing incident . . . when the
unknown, too enthusiastic cadet
shinnied up the flagpole after the
game and grabbed the TCU pen
After numerous pleadings, the
Aggie came down with the flag in
hand and an Aggie-Frog scramble
followed, and in the fight the flag
was torn in two pieces. The shreds
a rough and tough guard'. Wilson
and Russell are possible All-Amer
ican players while Crain, Gate-
wood, Parks, and Self should get
lots of votes for the All-Conference
Saturday’s Highlights
The Aggie-T. C. U. game of
last Saturday was not without its
highlights. The Quiet line, al
though off key at times, showed
stellar defense play with Ruby
blocking Gillespie’s punt and set
ting up the cards for the first Ag
gie score. Dub Sibley turned in
a whale of a game as a defensive
center; the Frogs having trouble
keeping him out of their backfield.
One of the prettiest punt returns
of the day, that by Moser, was
called back because of a clipping
penalty against the Aggies.
The standouts for the Horned
Frogs were Bruce Alford, Dean
Bagley, and Frank Kring. Alford,
at end, was the outstanding Frog
lineman against the Aggies. Dean
Bagley, Frog quarterback, did a
very nice job at the signal-call
ing post and also in defensive play.
Kring, the only T. C. U. letterman
at the fullback position, was the
most brilliant man in the Frog
defense and was so battered that
he finally had to be replaced.
were not located, but it is believed
that members of both schools car
ried away bits.
Aggies couldn’t forget their
great victory. They carried celebra
tion festivities far into the night.
Sunday morning found hotels
partially demolished. Cafes sold
triple the amount of usual steaks.
Taverns, dances, and bars did more
than fair share of business.
Aggies walked, danced, rode,
sat, and talked until their eyes
would no longer permit proper
focusing. Then it was to bed. . . .
on floors, on sofas, in chairs, and
in beds of all sorts.
The Aggies invaded Cowtown,
they conquered the Horned Frogs,
and they celebrated riotously with
every ounce of remaining energy.
And Fort Worth merchants
couldn’t complain about the amount
of business.
One enterprising hotel drug store
manager, though rushed with cur- Since 1696, Harvard university
rent business, looked into the fu- has offered a $500 scholarship for
ture as far as Sunday morning, an Englishman or Indian from
Chief among the wares offered on “Petaquamscot in the Naragansett
the principal counter was a large | country otherwise called King’s
display of aspirin. Province.”
Cross Country Team
Wins Meet in Denton
The A. & M. cross country team
defeated the North Texas State
Teacher’s College squad at Den
ton last Friday by a score of 29-
26. This is the first time the Den
ton team has been defeated by
any group in this part of the coun
try in the past three years.
The order in which the contest
ants finished were: Zeigler, Laney,
Meyer, Garrett, Bebbs, and El
Coach “Andy” Anderson stated
that the Aggie cross country men
are looking good this year and
show much promise for the fu
ture. '
Skin Those Bears
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