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Si>~DEL OTE~ER 8, 1948

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Underdog Navy SalvagesS eason by Tying Undefeated Ca
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PHILADELPHIA-(,P)-Navy caught Army with its platoons
down yesterday and spoiled the Cadets' perfect season with a 21-21
tie in an unbelievable turn of football fortunes.
It was a sweet-tasting moral victory for the Midshipmen, beaten'
13 times in a row-eight this season-and held in such poor esteem
that the Cadets were solid three touchdowns favorites.
The amazing deadlock was fashioned with hard, teeth-rattling
football before a sell-out crowd of 102,581, including President
Truman.
THE PRESIDENT and his party, including Mrs. Truman and
Margaret, sat on the side of the underdog sailors and watched as the
Middies stabbed for a quick touchdown in the opening period and
rallied twice to hold one of the nation's great gridiron powers to a
standstill.
It was Navy's day as host to have the President and it was
evident almost from the start that this was Navy's day in the
long and colorful service game series that now has seen Army win
26 games, Navy 19 and four wind up in ties.
The contest was less than six minutes old when Pete Williams,
a phantom-hipped midshipman from Miami, Fla., took a lateral
from Reaves Baysinger and dashed 59 yards to the Army 13.
In three plays Baysinger was across with a Navy score and the

packed stadium braced itself for the battle that it knew was in the
offing.
PRECISIONIST ARMY bounced back with two touchdowns in
the second period, set up on identical pass plays from Arnold Galiffa
to Dave Parrish.
Navy tied the score at 14-14 with a Baysinger-sparked march
in the third period only to see Army go ahead again with a touch-
down in the first minute of the final quarter.
The Cadets' seven-point advantage at this stage looked tremen-
dous until midway of the period. Then the Midshipmen launched a
land drive that wouldn't be denied.
In short, vicious hunks, fullback Bill Hawkins and halfback
Jimmy Green started pounding out yardage through Army's tiring
line.
THE MIDSHIPMEN moved 50 yards downfield, Hawkins scoring
the tying touchdown from the eight yard line with five minutes to
play.
Army took the next kickoff and desperately smashed to Navy's
35-yard line. But there the Middies' stout line pushed back the
charge and the game ended with tpe identical score of the 1926
game at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Navy had a surprisingly large edge in statistics. The Middies
rolled up 19 first downs to 11 for Army and racked up 287 yards on
the ground, compared with 205 for Army, the leading rushing team
in the nation.

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ONE OF THE ARMY'S outstanding offensive stars-Bobby Jack
Stuart-suffered a groin injure early in the contest and was removed
from play. His speedy teammate, Gil Stephenson, didn't see as much
action as the halfbacks of the No. 2 and No. 3 platoons.
Navy's first quarter touchdown followed an 88-yard drive, the
biggest contribution being Williams' 59-yard run, the fanciest
individual play of the day.
Several times during the jaunt Williams was trapped by Army
tacklers but he wiggled loose to the 13. Baysinger scored from the one.
ITS VAUNTED RUNNING GAME dulled by the hard-charging
Navy line, Army resorted to the air to go ahead in the second
period.
The first of these Cadet scoring marches went for 55 yards,
Galiffa's 25-yard pass to Parrish putting the ball on the Navy
13. On the third play, Harold Shultz of Huntington, Ind., a fourth
stringer, plunged over from the six.,

Five minutes later Galiffa, the Donora, Pa., marksman, hit
Parrish, an end, again with a 40-yarder that placed the ball on the
three. Another sub, Rudy Cosentino of Seneca Falls, N.Y., went over
from there.
Bill Yeoman, Army's 185-pounder center and captain from Austin,
Tex., kicked all the extra points.
BAYSINGER, the bullet passer from Syracuse, N.Y., lit the fuse
that knotted the score in the third period-a 77-yard Navy march,
mostly by air.
Baysinger completed four passes to move to Army's 25. Bill
Powers, second year halfback from Bryan, Tex., slipped 22 yards
to the three. From that point, Hawkins, Navy's 200-pound full-
back from Richmond, Va., who has been out with an injury, went
on from there.
Army took the ensuing kickoff and struck back with a 66-yard
march, sparked by hard-running Gil Stephenson and Galiffa.
Galiffa, a passer by specialty, high-kneed 15 yards to the Navy
17 and two plays later went ten yards for the touchdown.
THIS ONE CHILLED Navy supporters for a moment but not
the Navy team, which had grit enough left for the final score-,
leveling rally.

Notre Dame Rolls Past
Feeble Washington, 460!'

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Five Husky Fumbles Help Irish Gain 29th
Consecutive Win to Break Rockne's Record

Cotton Bowl OIdahoma, Tarheels Win Sugar Bowl
Will Feature Final Games; SMU Ties Pits Sooners

SOUTH BEND, Ind.-(YP)-The
football was like a greased pig to
the University of Washington yes-
terday.
Notre Dame turned five fumbles
by the Huskies into quick touch-
downs during the first half to
romp rodeo fashion to a 46-0 tri-
umph.
It was the Irish's greatest win-
ning margin in nine consecutive
decisions this season and stretched
their victory streak to a school
record of 2-1. The game also was
the 27th in which Notre Dame re-
mained undefeated, including the
scoreless tie with Army in 1946, to
cclinse another mark which was
hoisted in the Knute Rockne era.
COACH FRANK LEAHY em-
ployed a total of 43 players and
six different ones crossed the goal
line, end Leon Hart counting twice.
A crowd of 50,609-about 5,-
500 under capacity, ending a
Notre Dame record of playing
to sell-out throngs through 24
games-watched the Irish with
awe as they piled up four touch-
downs in the first quarter and
one in each of the next three pe-
riods.
Frank Tripucka flipped three
touchdown passes, each stemming
from recovered fumbles, in direct-
ing an aerial game that account-
ed for 107 yards on three out of

five competitions. Leahy, trying
to hold down the score in this first
of a two game series with the Seat-
tle team, gave orders to throw no
passes in the last half. Then the
Irish's ground attack was un-
corked, picking up most of the
total 337 yards rushing.
WASHINGTON completed only
eight of 24 tosses for 65 yards and
was checked for 45 yards on the
ground. The loss was the Huskies'l
seventh in nine encounters this
campaign, and their worst.
Here is the 'Fumbleitis Chart:"
Ansel McCullough lost the ball
to Captain Bill Fischer of Notre
Dame cn the Washington 24. John
Panelli ripped 11 yards then
sprinted the remaining 13 to score.
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BROOKS BIDDLE lost to Ed
Hudak on the Huskies' 25 and af-
ter a five yard penalty Tripucka
tossed 30 to Terry Brennan.
Dick King's bobble was cap-
tured by Lancaster Smith on
Washington's 36. Panelli banged
17 and Hart scooted the last 19
around end.
Jack Seth lost to Fred Wallner
on Washington's 35. The Irish
soaked up a five yard infraction
then Tripucka connected for 40 to
Hart.

SMU-Oregon
Ducks Get Special
Permission To Play
DALLAS - (P) - Oregon,
which got snubbed by the Rose
Bowl, yesterday accepted an invi-
tation to play Southern Method-
ist in the Cotton Bowl Jan. 1.
COACH . JIM AIKEN of the
IWebfoots watched the finish of
Southern Methodist's thrilling
7-7 tie with Texas Christian in a
Southwest Conference game.
"That team will break loose
any time," he mused as SMU's
Gil Johnson passed and ran the
Mustangs 99 yards in the final,
seconds to get a tie with TCU.
Rogers said the Pacific Coast
Conference had given Oregon per-
mission to play here. Oregon fin-
ished undefeated in Conference
play and won one more Conference
game than California but the lat-
ter was chosen for the Rose Bowl.
Oregon lost to Michigan 14-0 in
nonconference play. California is
undefeated.
&outhern Methodist won eight,
lost one and tied one.

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STILLWATER. Okla. - (A') -
Oklahoma won its ninth consecu-
tive football game of the year
yesterday against Oklahoma
A&M. 19 to 15, and a bid to the
Sugar Bowl.
But Oklahoma had to fight for
victory today as hard as in any
of the few close games it has
had this season.
An Oklahoma Aggie football-
team-which may get an invita-
tion to the Delta Bowl at Mem-
phis-fought the Sooners yard for
yard.
The inspired, fighting Aggies
could only be called great in de-
feat. Thirty thousand rain-soaked
spectators watched the contest
which was hampered by fumbles
caused by a wet field.
Oklahoma also was brilliant
in victory, turning back the ten-
acious second half Aggies at-
tack which three times swept
within ten yards of the Sooner
goal.
Jim Spavital, the hard-hittiing
Aggie fullback, made both his
team's scores in the second and
third quarters-the final touch-
down a 57-yard run.
Justice Stars
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -
Charlie (Choo Choo) Justice en-
gineered North Carolina's un-
beaten Tarheels into the New Or-
leans Sugar Bowl against Okla-
homa yesterday.
The great, 167-pound back,
scored twice and passed for two
more touchdowns to lead the Tar-
heels to a 34-12 triumph over Vir-
ginia, an ancient gridiron rival.
The victory ended the Tar-
heels' campaign, their first un-
defeated season since the turn
of the century. Only a 7-7 tie
with William and Mary mars
North Carolina's record, which
includes nine victories.
A record Scott Stadium crowd
of 26,000 spectators watched Jus-
tice carry the leather .15 times
from scrimmage for 159 net yards.
Justice completed four of six
passes for 87 more yards.
With the second quarter only
35 seconds old, Justice whipped a
40-yard touchdown pass to end
Art Weiner. A little more than
five minutes later he streaked 80
yards for another touchdown.
After Virginia's aerial game
had clicked for second and third
quarter touchdowns to make
the score 21 to 12 in favor of
North Carolina, Justice came
back in the fourth quarter to
widen the gap again.

Charlie hit end Bob Cox with a
31-yard flip almost to the goal
line late in the final perior.
SMU 7, TCU 7
DALLAS - Southern Methodist
rode with the passing arm of Gil
Johnson to a 7-7 thrill-packed tie
against Texas Christian
The clock showed a minute and
forty-one seconds to go and the
crowd of 67,000 was filing out of
the Cotton Bowl as Gimlet Gil set
his sights from the Southern
Methodist one-yard line. Fighting
Texas Christian had outplayed
SMU badly and was leading 7-0.
Johnson passed to Zohn Mi-
lam on the Southern Methodist
19. Some of the people leaving
the stadium came back. Then
Johnson, who never runs with
the ball, took out around right
end for 22 yards.
Next the great passer pitched
to Dick McKissack on the Texas'
Christian 35, and then, as the
clock showed 22 seconds to go, the
baldish man with the whipcord
arm faded back and passed to
Milam down on the TCU two-yard
stripe. Milam gathered it in and
fell across the goal line
Doak Walker, playing with an
injured leg, kicked the ball
through the goal posts and it was
1947 repeating itself.

III
Big Seven Champs
Meet North Carolina
DALLAS, Tex. - (R) - North
Carolina and Oklahoma were
picked to play in the Sugar Bowl
yesterday,
The teams were announced at
Sugar Bowl headquarters here
after theCarolinaTarheels had
finished an unbeaten, once-tied
season by beating Virginia 34-12,
and Oklahoma's Sooners had won
their ninth straight victory, 19-15
over Oklahoma A. and M.
In matching Carolina's South-
ern Conference champions with
the Big Seven titleholders,. the an-
nual classic came up with the two
highest rated teams of the season
in terms of national rankings to
play in any bowl.
North Carolina was rated fourth
in the Associated Press poll of the
past week, and Oklahoma sixth.
Those were a shade better than
the Rose Bowl participants-Cali-
fornia at No. 5 and Northwestern
at No. 7. The only teams rated
above these four, Michigan, Notre
Dame and Army, are not bowl
"eligibles" this year.

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