ROSE BOWL

December 23, 1957

OHIO STATE

Coach Woody Hayes' Buckeyes don't have many tricks up their sleeves, but they don't need them. This is a forthright team, grinding and conservative, one that retains maddening ball control. Its powerful running game is its offense: of 3,126 total yards amassed in nine games, 2,681 of them were on the ground. Only two major teams in the nation (Oklahoma and Colorado) rushed more frequently. State has only an average passing game, but due to its lopsided rushing offense, its infrequent passing has been effective and must be marked down as a strong surprise weapon when used; only one OSU pass was intercepted during the season. Defensively, the Buckeyes are rock-hard and sure of themselves. This all justifies the team's 1-2 ranking in the UP and AP postseason polls.

MEN TO WATCH

Aurelius Thomas
64 RIGHT GUARD
6 ft. 1 in., 204 lbs.
Columbus, Ohio
Real All-America on offense. Charges exceedingly well, pulls well to lead ball carrier, traps smartly. Plays a soft middle guard on defense, i.e., he will shift with the play to avoid being bottled up. One weakness: he can be caught off balance on plays that involve faking motions.

Bob White
33 FULLBACK
6 ft. 2 in., 212 lbs.
Covington, Ky.
Fine straight-ahead runner, hits very hard but in open field is a step slow. Second stringer until eighth game when he replaced the injured Galen Cisco, has done surprisingly well for a sophomore. On occasion will shift to offensive center. Excellent center linebacker on defense.

Don Clark
18 LEFT HALFBACK
5 ft. 11 in., 191 lbs.
Akron, Ohio
He may be used sparingly, due to a recurrent groin injury. When right, he is the team's only truly fast back, the only climax runner. A work horse, he is the leading rusher, scorer. Very accurate throwing a pass after taking a quarterback pitch-out. On defense, a notch above average.

Frank Kremblas
22 QUARTERBACK
6 ft. 1 in., 193 lbs.
Akron, Ohio
Unknown quantity in September, he has developed into a sound, if not spectacular, player. Strong runner on an option keep. Decent on short and medium length passes, although he won't throw often. Can be disturbed by a hard rush. Good punter. Good on defense, especially tackling.

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ROSTER

FIRST UNIT

18 Clark, LH
22 Kremblas, QB
33 White, FB
35 Trivisonno, RH
58 Fronk, C
64 Thomas, RG
65 Jobko, LG
71 Schafrath, LT
76 Marshall, RT
84 Houston, LE
85 Brown, RE

SECOND UNIT

16 Cannavino, RH
25 Okulovich, QB
36 Cisco, FB
44 LeBeau, LH
53 James, C
60 Spychalski, RG
67 Baldacci, LG
72 Martin, LT
78 A. Crawford, RT
87 Bowermaster, LE
88 Morgan, RE

PLAY TO WATCH
Buckeye belly series most often sees Fullback White (3) taking the ball from Quarterback Kremblas (1) and driving through the center of the line. Quarterback moves a few steps with full-back, holding the ball against fullback's belly. The ball is either given or taken away and handed to the left half (4), who has driven across toward a right-side hole. Right end (5) and right half (2) block.

OREGON

Coach Len Casanova has a better football team than lots of people think. It tied Oregon State for the PCC title and soundly drubbed an excellent UCLA team. Casanova has a history of stout defenses; this year's club allowed the fewest points in the PCC. The first backfield could stack up pretty well against any in the country. It is well drilled and, relying equally on running and passing, moved the ball against everyone it played. Jim Shanley and Jack Morris bring wonderful speed to it, and Jack Crabtree, while not the top Coast passer by a long shot, can hurt you on the short toss to Ends Ron Stover and J. C. Wheeler. The Webfoot problem is the second team which is not as good as the average college second team. So the Oregon hopes rest on the first unit's durability.

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Jim Shanley
30 RIGHT HALFBACK
5 ft. 8 in., 170 lbs.
North Bend, Ore.
Casanova says: "He is the best back I've ever coached." Great runner from scrimmage or on punt or kickoff returns. Team's top scorer, rusher. Fast and extremely dangerous as pass receiver or deep down-and-out patterns. Does not pass himself. A superior defensive player.

Jack Crabtree
17 QUARTERBACK
6 ft., 191 lbs.
Lakewood, Calif.
An able passer, he is especially effective on the quick look-in pass, thrown to the left end. In 10 games this fall he hit 55 of 99 pass attempts. Gets the ball away fast. Not a good runner but can move around and evade tacklers when he is back to pass. Plays safety position.

Jack Morris
40 FULLBACK
6 ft., 188 lbs.
Medford, Ore.
Very fast but not a hard runner. He will seek to go around a defender rather than over him. Does not like rough going. He should be gang tackled as he is a threat when he sees light. First rate all-purpose kicker. Poor linebacker (right corner) and not at all a good tackier.

Harry Mondale
65 LEFT GUARD
5 ft. 6 in., 198 lbs.
Eugene, Ore.
All-PCC selection for two years. At 26 years, he is oldest, most experienced lineman on team and a great offensive player. Blocks low and really keeps after his man. He is very quick in reacting, despite his chunky size. His slight weakness is in moving well straight ahead.

ROSTER

FIRST UNIT

17 Crabtree, QB
25 Tourville, LH
30 Shanley, RH
40 Morris, FB
52 Peterson, C
62 Grottkau, RG
65 Mondale, LG
71 Linden, RT
72 Kershner, LT
80 Wheeler, LE
83 Stover, RE

SECOND UNIT

12 Fraser, QB
20 West, LH
24 Read, RH
42 Osborne, FB
60 Reeve, RG
64 Schaffeld, LG
67 Fish, C
74 Aschbacher, LT
77 Keele, RT
81 Welch, RE
85 Kimbrough, LE

PLAY TO WATCH
Look-in pass at the outset appears to be a power sweep to the left, with Quarterback Crabtree keeping or pitching out. Crabtree, however, whirls, straightens up and drills a quick pass to the left end (5), who has come five to seven yards off the line and turned right. On taking the pass, he will slant toward the right sideline, the defense having been pulled left by the halfbacks (2 and 4) and fullback (3).

ILLUSTRATION TEN PHOTOS DIAGRAM1
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3
4
5
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2
3
4
5

RECORD

14

TEXAS CHRISTIAN

18

35

WASHINGTON

7

21

ILLINOIS

7

56

INDIANA

0

16

WISCONSIN

13

47

NORTHWESTERN

6

20

PURDUE

7

17

IOWA

13

31

MICHIGAN

14

RECORD

9

IDAHO

6

3

PITTSBURGH

6

21

UCLA

0

26

SAN JOSE ST.

0

14

WASH. STATE

13

24

CALIFORNIA

6

27

STANFORD

26

6

WASHINGTON

13

16

SO. CALIFORNIA

7

7

OREGON STATE

10

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)