NAVY

Coach Eddie Erdelatz, with a solid 14-0 victory over Army, brought Crabtown a Lambert Trophy and its best won-lost record since the great team of 1945. The line is smart and deep, superb in ranging loose to keep a play turned inside. It also is not easily trapped. Its general quickness and predilection to stunt shifting may be geared in the Cotton Bowl to shoot the gaps and threaten Rice's passing offense, but in doing so it could suffer on screen and draw plays. The backfield, with Ned Oldham the healthiest he has been all season, makes up one of the most diverse attacks in the nation. It admittedly is small, but with Oldham and Harry Hurst swinging wide for pitchouts and Forrestal's really topnotch passing, it can blow open a game in a second.

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Tom Forrestal
18 QUARTERBACK
5 ft. 11 in., 178 lbs.
Cleveland, Ohio
He is an alert signal caller who will repeatedly use a play if he sees a defensive flaw. He is a great passer (completed 80 of 159 passes for 1,117 yards) but only a fair runner. Due to his lack of speed, he is deep-conscious on defense but, with his alertness, he can get the jump and move up well.

Pete Jokanovich
86 LEFT END
5 ft. 11 in., 207 lbs.
Los Angeles
A brilliant diagnostician, quick reactor and hard tackier. He is tough to sweep out of a play. Wonderful on a loose defensive game, he is extremely hard to circle. As a blocker, he is strong straight ahead, bowling you over. Navy's favorite pass target, notably good on the short and medium length pass.

Bob Reifsnyder
58 RIGHT TACKLE
6 ft. 2 in., 235 lbs.
Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Made major All-America teams, either at center or tackle. Excellent on penetration or, faking this, plays heady control game on line. Roams occasionally. Tackles hard and, when he can't do that, he clears the interference. Although he can be trapped, he usually is well covered by fellow linemen.

Ned Oldham
27 LEFT HALFBACK
5ft. 10 in., 182 lbs.
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Apparently fully recovered from knee trouble that hampered him during the season, he is the best all-round back on team. Quick starter, fast turning a corner, and hits hard for his size. On defense, he may rush in from secondary too quickly, leaving his zone open for a long pass.

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ROSTER

FIRST UNIT

18 Forrestal, QB
27 Oldham, LH
33 Wellborn, FB
34 Hurst, RH
51 Moncilovich, C
58 Reifsnyder, RT
61 Stremic, LG
63 Fritzinger, RG
76 Anthony, LT
86 Jokanovich, LE
87 McKee, RE

SECOND UNIT

15 Flood, QB
21 Swanson, FB
48 Brence, LH
49 Brandquist, RH
56 Witzmann, C
60 Chomicz, RG
69 Caldwell, LG
71 Boyer, RT
72 Meisel, LT
84 Kanuch, LE
89 Ruth, RE

PLAY TO WATCH
Short pass with lateral option starts from the wing T. Quarterback Forrestal (1) slants back, fakes a hand-off to fullback (3) swinging right. Meanwhile, left half (4) moves as if to block, then cuts toward a right-guard hole on a fake trap. Forrestal tosses quickly to him. Right end (5), right half (2) and left end (6) pull defensive halfbacks out of position, and receiver may lateral to fullback.

RICE

Coach Jess Neely parlayed two fine quarterbacks, a great receiver and a defense strengthened by the return of an injured center into the Southwest Conference championship. Rice has good speed, implemented with great deception because of the faking of Quarterbacks King Hill and Frank Ryan. Big and powerful, the Owls can be artful or overpowering. Offensively, the team favors the belly series with the quarterbacks carrying the ball. Buddy Dial, a brilliant offensive end, broke up several games with key pass catches. The team let down at mid-season following an injury to Center Don Gillis; upon his return, the Owl defense allowed its last four opponents only two touchdowns and his down-the-middle blocking revived the strong Rice running attack.

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King Hill
26 QUARTERBACK
6 ft. 3 in., 205 lbs.
Freeport, Texas
The pros' first draft choice is a superb faker and ball handler and a fine runner and passer. He is not an aggressive defensive player, but he is smart and intercepted four passes during the season. He is an excellent play selector, and when he carries the ball he moves with a long, strong stride.

Frank Ryan
24 QUARTERBACK
6 ft. 3 in., 190 lbs.
Fort Worth, Texas
Ryan alternates with Hill and is his equal in every phase of quarterbacking except play selection. He is a dangerous, tough runner if he sees daylight; on defense he enjoys contact so much that he sometimes commits himself too early. He is a pinpoint passer, connected on 60%.

Buddy Dial
84 LEFT END
6 ft. 1 in., 178 lbs.
Magnolia, Texas
One of the most accomplished pass receivers in college football, he has great maneuverability, fine hands and a meticulous sense of timing combined with deceptive speed. He is only a fair blocker and average defensively, although his agility makes him hard to block.

Larry Whitmire
73 LEFT TACKLE
6 ft. 3 in., 216 lbs.
Corpus Christi, Texas
While Whitmire is neither quick nor fast, he has, superbly, the faculty for being in the right place at the right time. He is a fine blocker and is difficult to double team on defense. Plays pressure block very well and is a very fiery competitor, especially in the clutch.

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FIRST UNIT

11 Williams, RH
22 Dueitt, LH
26 Hill, QB
31 Chilton, FB
51 Gillie, C
60 Gorges, LG
64 McGraw, RG
73 Whitmire, LT
74 White, RT
84 Dial, LE
88 Jones, RE

SECOND UNIT

10 Searcy, RH
24 Ryan, QB
39 Hoelscher, FB
45 Speer, LH
50 Graves, C
59 Knight, RG
68 Gusler, LG
77 Smith, RT
79 Cauley, LT
80 Miller, RE
87 Pollard, LE

PLAY TO WATCH
Rice pass makes full use of the accurate arm of Quarterback King Hill (1) and the great receiving of End Buddy Dial (6). Hill fakes to the fullback (3) and the left halfback (4), as he drops quickly back. These fakes pull in the defending linebackers; the Rice right end (5) and right half (2) decoy deep defenders away, and Dial goes straight downfield, then cuts sharply to right for pass over middle.

ILLUSTRATION TEN PHOTOS DIAGRAM1
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3
4
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3
4
5
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RECORD

46

BOSTON COLLEGE

6

33

WM. & MARY

6

7

NORTH CAROLINA

13

21

CALIFORNIA

6

27

GEORGIA

14

35

PENNSYLVANIA

7

20

NOTRE DAME

6

6

DUKE

6

14

ARMY

0

RECORD

20

LSU

14

34

STANFORD

7

6

DUKE

7

27

SMU

21

14

TEXAS

19

7

CLEMSON

20

13

ARKANSAS

7

7

TEXAS A&M

6

20

TCU

0

20

BAYLOR

0

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)