The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 04, 1951, Image 4

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Upsets Rock Bowl Games; Steers Lose BASED ON AP REPORTS Upsets rocked the bowl crazy football world during New Year’s Day, at the “1950 No. 1 in the INation jinx” was completed. Strong Oklahoma, who was rated INo. 1 for the final two weeks of the -Associated Press poll, fell to a mighty Kentucky team, 7-13, as the Sooners themselves peddled away their chances with numerous fumbles. Slinging San Angelo took away the junior college crown from the top eleven in the same league Wharton County JC as Bobby Clat- terbuck led the Rams with his phe nomenal passing to a 6-0 upset vic tory. In the Cotton Bowl another up set Avas occurring with the Ten nessee Vols line ripping apart the Texas Longhorns famed forward wall to gain a surprising, 20-13 win. On the coast, California, again fell to Michigan, and in other places things almost went true to form. In the East-West game, (Dec. 30) another upset occurred as the West ripped the East 16-7, while the Rebs downed the Yanks, 31-6, in the Blue-Gray classic. Vols 20, Steers 13 At the Cotton Bowl, it was the Volunteers fast and rough line which whipped the Steers into un- idmitable submission. Hank Lau- ricella gave the Tennesseeans their last touchdown with three minutes left in the game, as the Vols took the breaks and went to town. A frenzied and futile Texas drive was stopped on the Tennessee’s 22- yard line from which point the time ran out. The Southwest Conference’s All- America Guard Bud McFadin seem- • ; Bowl Games At A Glance ★ Cotton Bowl ★ i Tennessee Texas First downs 18 12 Rushing yanlade . 295 146 (Passing yardage . 45 97 Passes attempted . 8 14 ’Passes completed . 3 5 Passes intercepted .... i 2 Punts 6 7 Punting average . 32.6 29.0 Fumbles lost 1 1 Yards penalized . 35 55 t ★ Rose Bowl A Mich. Calif. First downs 17 12 Rushing yardage .. 124 175 Passing yardage . 146 69 Passes attempted . 21 8 [Passes completed .. 15 4 Passes intercepted 0 2 Punts 2 4 Punting average ... .... 32.5 33.75 Fumbles lost 2 2 Yards penalized .... 20 50 " ★ Oleander Bowl ★ San Angelo Wharton first downs 16 7 Yards rushing 127 118 3 asses attempted . 23 8 Passes completed ., 13 2 Passing yardage .. 196 15 Total yardage 323 133 Passes intercepted .... 3 5 Op. Fumbles recovered 1 3 Punts 4 8 Punting average . 32 35.5 No. of penalties .. 3 O Yards penalized .... 35 35 t ★ Sugar Bowl A Okla. Ky. First downs 18 7 Rushing yardage, . 189 84 Passing yardage .. 38 105 Passes attempted . 8 12 Passes completed .. 3 9 Passes intercepted 1 1 'Punts 6 8 Punting average . 33.4 41.7 Fumbles lost 5 0 Yards penalized ... 30 40 ★ Orange Bowl A Clemson Miami First downs 19 7 Rushing yardage . 144 112 Passing yardage . 178 100 Passes attempted . 18 15 Passes completed . 9 5 Passes incerccpted Q 4 Punts 4 5 Punting average . 30 40.2 ‘Fumbles lost 1 0 'Texas Noses Out Bay] or in Overtime ed at his best on offense, but on defense could not cope with the speed of his aggressor’s blocking. TU’s Byron Townsend had one of his best days, yet scored only one touchdown. He provided, how ever, for the attending Texans numerous thrills as many times he seemed to be off on long runs, but could never quite get started. But the statistics told the stories in all the games. Kentucky 13, GU 7 Oklahoma, The Goliath of Col lege football and holder of the greatest victory streak in modem times, fell in the Sugar Bowl be fore Kentucky, 13-7, on the jet like passes of Babe Parilli and the vicious line play of Walt Yow- arsky. The defeat was Oklahoma’s first since the first game of 1948, some 32 games ago. Two victories wer - e in the preceding two Sugar Bowl games. The mighty Sooners, ranked first in the nation in the Associated Press poll, started toward their downfall on a chilly, windy day in the first quarter. Yowarsky recov ered a fumble by Oklahoma quar terback Claude Arnold on the Oklahoma 25 and on the next play Parilli passed to Wilbur Jamerson for a touchdown. San Angelo 6, WCJC 0 Rain and a muddy field failed to hamper San Angelo Junior Col lege as the West Texans punched out a 6-0 victory over Wharton County Junior College in the third annual Oleander Bowl foot ball game. The light but fast San Angelo Rams completely outclassed the heavier Wharton Pioneers. San Angelo scored midway in the second period on a 43-yard drive set up by a pass interception. Quarterback Bobby Clatterbuck whipped a pass to Marvin Vincent on the Wharton 22, and followed it with another pitch to Bobby Fred erick on the one. Fullback Billy McDonial plunged over for the touchdown. The try for the extra point was blocked. Early in the second quarter San Angelo powered to the Wharton 10. From that point the Rams elect ed to try a field goal. Earl Shahan’s kick, however, was short. Battalion SPORTS Page 4 THUR., JAN. 4, 1951 The Rams drove inside the Wharton 20 on three other oc casions. Wharton’s only threat came in the closing minutes of play. Michigan 14, Calif. 20 Michigan, facing defeat for the first time in the Rose Bowl, ex ploded for two touchdowns in the final minutes and whipped bruised and broken Califox-nia, 14-6, be fore 100,000 fans. Trailing by six points and with little more than 10 minutes remain ing, halfback Chuck Ortmannsent sent the Wolvexines whirling 80 yards to tie the score and then Michigan’s convex-sion artist, Har ry Allis, won the game to all in tents with the extra point. The touchdown and conversion handed the Golden Bears their third stx-aight loss against the big ten in the big bowl and brought the Big Ten Conference its fifth straight victory in the five year pact with the coast loop. The second Michigan touchdown in the final three minutes was an anti-climax and a gift, but well earned on three line plunges for the tally. LaCross© 47, Val 14 Ace Loomis, a smashing fullback with the-speed of a halfback, scor ed five touchdowns to lead undei'- x'ated La Cross to a 47-14 win over Valpariaso in the Cigar Bowl. The outweighed La Crosse State Teachers from Wisconsin, fast as lightning in both line and backfield, struck for scores in the first two times they had the ball. They didn’t stop until the last quarter as 12,500' fans looked on. Miami 34, Ariz. State 21 A strike - pitching quarterback and three hard nxnners led Miami Univei'sity of Ohio Redskins to a 34-21 victory over Arizona State at Tempe in the Salad Bowl. A capacity crowd of 24,000 watched Nobby Wirkowski set up thx-ee first half Miami toucJhdowns as he connected on nine oijl2> pass es. The running power came from Jim (Boxcar) Bailey, the big Negro fullback who scored twice, once on a 50-yard run, and halfbacks John ny Pont and Jerry Beckrest. Wilford (Whizzer) White, Ariz ona State’s second team All-Amer ica halfback, turned in several fine runs and his teammate, Manuel Aja, connected for long passing gains, but the Sun Devils could n’t overcome that early 21-0 Miami lead. Prairie View 6, Marshall 6 Underdog Prairie View held Bishop of Marshall to a 6-6 dead lock in the Prairie View Bowl game. Wyoming 20, W & L 7 Wyoming’s power - laden single wing attack found little Eddie Tal- boom’s passes its most potent of fensive for a 20-7 victory over Washington and Lee in the Gator Bowl. West Texas 14, Cin 13 West Texas State’s bx-uising power ground out a 14-13 triumph over Cincinnati in a Sun Bowl game which almost erupted into a gang fight. Fierce rushing of West Texas Buffalo’s line and a yai'd eating backfield punch cleaxdy offset the dangerous, often spectacular pass ing of the Cincinnati Bear Cats’ Gene Rossi. Clcmson 15, Miami 14 Sterling Smith, stocky guard from Greenville, N. C., tackled Mi ami’s Frank Smith behind the goal line for a safety to give the un beaten Clemson Tigers a 15-14 vic tory in the 17th annual Orange Bowl football game. A record crowd of 65,181 saw Clemson pull the game out of the fii’e with great defensive play after Miami had exploded for two quick touchdowns to go into a 14-13 lead. Ags Relay 2nd In Sugar Bowl Meet By RAY HOLBROOK Special Southern Correspondent New Orleans, La.— (Special)—Opening the 1951 track season at the Sugar Bowl track meet here last Sunday after noon, the Texas Aggie mile relay team finished, for the second straight year, a close runner-up to a fast stepping foursome from the state of Oklahoma. This time, however, it was the Oklahoma Sooners, who finished in the No. 1 spot while last year’s winners, the Oklahoma Aggies, finished third.-F The mile relay event climaxed the annual Sugar Bowl track meet which saw one of the five events won in x'ecoi’d time. Buddy Fowlhes of Geoi’gia Tech eclipsed the 100- yax-d dash record by two-tenths of a second with a blazing 9.7. Oklahoma U’s mile relay won its event by two yax’ds over the Texas Aggies in 3:17.3 as the Sooner anchor man Jerry Meador came from behind to beat out A&M’s Jim Baker in the last 40 yai’ds. Mays Lead-Off Man The Cadets lead-off man, Bob Mays, brought the baton in a scant three yax-ds behind OU’s Dick Jones. Fuston McCarty gave the Texans a two-yard lead on the second lap nxnning against Sooner George McConnick. Don Mitchell ran a beautiful 48.8 lap to lengthen the Maroon and White’s lead to five-yai’ds competing against the Sooner’s thii*d man Chax-ley Cole man. Baker got a bad baton pass which may have been the turning point in the race as the Red and White’s anchor man, Meador*, caught him at the first curve. They ran on even terms from then to the fatal home stretch where the Oklahoman grab bed the lead and went on to win. Baker completed the quarter in 48.8. Holbrook 3rd in 440 Other Texans in the Sugar Bowl meet were Charley Thompson, Tex as Univei-sity’s ace freshman, who took third in the 100. Ray Holbrook former Aggie quartermiler, who was running un attached, led to the home sti’etch whex*e he was fighting it out with Curotta, when Stores ripped past both of them to break the tape. The winning time was 49 seconds. Cux*otta, an exchange student from Australia, was fifth in the '48 Olympic 400 meter run. Alf Holmberg, a Swedish ex change student at Tennessee, i*an an outstanding mile, winning it in 4:16.2. Johnny Barry of Vil- lanova, National Indoor mile champ, was second. Roy Gieve of Bradley was the 120 yard high hui-dles winner with a time of 14.5. Beat Rice SPORTS FANS! HAROLD V. RATLIFF ... Sports Editor of The Associated Press, and outstanding author... will be in the lobby of The Exchange Store, Saturday, January 6, from 10:00 A.M. to 12:15 P-M., to autograph copies of his popular books . . . “I Shook the Hand” and '‘Towering Texans” Every sports fan wants these books, and here’s your chance to get them —with the author’s auto graph — Austin, Jan. 4— ( 7P)—Texas nosed out Baylor 59-58 last night in a ^Southwest Confex-ence basketball [game that went through two over- [time periods, [ It was the conference opener for [both teams. C The winning point fell through Pthc net with two seconds left. It was the. second of two free throws "awarded to Longhoxm forward Joe Falk after he had been fouled in a frantic melee under the basket. Falk missed his first try. The second toss hovered on the front of the hoop before dropping through. I The regulation contest ended [with the score knotted 49-49. The first overtime period ended [54-54. Baylor led 36-32 midway through kthe final half when foul outs began Baking its top scox*ers out of the Lame. Baylor lost four men by the Koul route. I Jim Dowies and Don Klein spear- peaded the Texas attack with 17 land 16 points respectively. High Itaan for Baylor was Ralph Johnson |with 15 points. REMEMBER THE DATE AND PLACE JANUARY 6, 10:00 A.M. TO 12:15 P.M. in The Exchange Store Lobby The Exchange Store “Serving Texas Aggies” Bruisin ’ Bob Smith Named ‘Top Athlete of the Year’ Bruisin’ Bob Smith, A&M’s All-America fullback who is acclaimed by many as the greatest rushing back from the Southwest, was named Athlete of the Year by the Texas Sports Writers Association at Dallas during the Association’s regular New Year’s Day meeting. Smith was named to four All-America teams this year including the one regarded by experts as the best—The Chicago Tribune’s All-America eleven which is chosen by the individual football players. Rugged Smith finished the year in third place among the nation’s top rushers, al though he played against the roughest teams in the nation. Blair Cherry, who produced a Southwest Conference champion and then had the props knocked out from under him in the Cotton Bowl game by Tennessee was named Southwesterner of the year. The Association picked George Sauer of Baylor as the senior college coach of the year in Texas, T. P. Adams of Lon Morris College as coach of the year in junior colleges, Lamar Camp of John Reagan (Houston) as high school coach of the year. Tops For ’50 Bob Smith Specials for Friday & Saturday -- Jan. 5th & 6th • SPECIALS Gerber’s Baby Food *4 cans 29 c Package (hiaker Quick Oats. . 15c Imperial Pure Cane Sugar .... 5 lb. 43 c Lady Royal—46 Oz. Tomato Juice . . 19 c Bewley’s Best Flour ..... 5 lb. 35 c Diamond Dill Pickles.... (jt. 21 Hunt’s—14 Oz. Tomato Catsup . 2 for 37c 81c Admiration—Lb. Pkg. Coffee . . . Ajax Cleanser . 2 cans 25c Crystal White Soap 3 bars 23c 26 Oz. Gordy’s Salt . . 2 for 15c Kimbell’s-—12 Oz. Apricot Preserves... 21c Kraft’s Salad Oil. Pt. 29c - Qt. 57c Pillsbury’s Hot Roll Mix . . Pk. 19c 8 Ct. Lipton’s Tea Bags. . . 10c Diamond Paper Towels.. 2 rolls 29c California Natural—1 Tall Sardines 2 for 25c No. 2 Kimbell’s Chili..... 55c No. 2—Lucky Leaf Pie Apples. ....... 19c Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup, 2-29c 1 Hunt’s—303 Fruit Cocktail 21c 303 Size Mission Peas... 2 for 25c Diamond—No. 2 Cut Green Beans. 2 for 25c Dried—12 Oz. Baby Lima Beans ... 15c In Cello Pkg.—Long—8 Oz. Lucias Spaghetti .... 9c Kimbell’s Whole—No. 2 New Potatoes. . 2 for 23c Kimbell’s—300 Size Spanish Rice... 2 for 33c ® FROZEN FOODS • Snow Crop—6 Oz, Orange Juice . 2 - 39 c Wicker’s Each Frozen Fruit Pies. . . 59c 12 Oz. Birdseye Peas 23c • MEATS • Fresh Dressed—Cut Up Ready for the Pan Fryers ..... lb. 45 c Armstrong’s Famous Bacon ... !b. 49c Lean N’ Meaty Veal Stew Meat. . lb. 48c Kay Cheddar * Cheese lb. 49c Our Own Home Made Pork Sausage . . . lb. 49c Dixon’s Wieners lb. 45c Armour’s Star—Whole Ham lb. 55c ® PRODUCE • Colorado Long Tender Carrots . . . Bun. 5 C In Mesh Bag Texas Oranges.. 5 lb. 25c U. S. No. 1 California—Long White Potatoes...... 5 lb. 19c Yellow Onions.. 2 lbs. 7c COULTEK DRIVE AT HIWAY 6 The Shopping Center “FORMERLY BONEY’S” Open S A.M. to 8 P.M. We Reserve the Right 7 days a Week To Limit Quantities Closed Sundays 1 P. M. to 4 P. M. YEAR AROUND AIR CONDITIONED FOR’YOUR SHOPPING COMFORT LARGE FREE PARKING AREA