NAVY

The Midshipmen are not as big and tough as Army, but Coach Eddie Erdelatz' team boasts one of the nation's best passing attacks. Navy has lost only twice despite many serious injuries
November 24, 1958

MEN TO WATCH

16 JOE TRANCHINI
QUARTERBACK
6 FT. 187 LBS.
CLAIRTON, PA.

A truly fine quarterback in the Welch-Forrestal tradition and the best passer in the East. He can throw both long and short, and roll-outs are his specialty. Is a clever play selector. Only a fair runner on the option. Adequate defensive halfback.

33 RAY WELLBORN
FULLBACK
6 FT. 1 IN., 187 LBS.
HOUSTON

It is best to tackle him high, for although he is light for a fullback he has excellent leg action. Has good speed and is a shifty runner. An explosive ball carrier. He is also regarded as a good blocker and a better-than-average pass receiver.

63 GEORGE FRITZINGER
LEFT GUARD
5 FT. 10 IN., 202 LBS.
WILKES-BARRE, PA.

An outstanding all-round competitor. Remarkable at diagnosing plays from linebacker spot. Exceptionally hard to fake out. Plays an intelligent game both offense and defense. Fast, rugged, pulls out well to lead on screens and runs.

80 TOM ALBERSHART
LEFT END
6 FT., 191 LBS.
FT. THOMAS, KY.

A converted fullback who has advanced quickly. Injuries to regulars helped him gain starting assignment. Despite lack of experience he could become one of the game's key players if Navy's extensive passing attack begins to click.

PLAY TO WATCH
This roll-out pass play is a Navy standby and attempts to outmaneuver defensive right halfback. As Quarterback Joe Tranchini (16) drops into pocket formed by Fullback Ray Wellborn (33) and Right Guard Don Chomicz (60), flanked Left End Tom Albershart (80) goes deep. Left Halfback Joe Bellino (27) goes short, cutting left. Strategy here is to get defense to commit itself to one man, leaving the other open for a pass. The big plays for the Middies this season have come via the air, due to Tranchini's remarkable passing. No team can better testify to Tranchini's talents than Michigan, which seemed set for a victory celebration until Joe's passes hit at all ranges. He climaxed team's comeback with 37-yard pass play for a spectacular winning touchdown.

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FOUR PHOTOS ILLUSTRATION DIAGRAM80
27
33
16
73
63
54
60
76
89
44

ROSTER

11 Maxfield, QB
16 Tranchini, QB
24 Zembrzuski, MB
27 Bellino, HB
30 TenBrook, FB
33 Wellborn, FB
38 Matalavage, FB
40 Correll, HB
44 Dagampat, HB
47 Pariseau, HB
49 Brandquist, HB
51 Moncilovich, C
54 Dunn, C
60 Chomicz, G
63 Fritzinger, G
67 Falconer, G
71 Boyer, T
73 Thomas, T
76 Erchul, T
80 Albershart, E
84 Kanuch, E
85 Shirreffs, E
87 Mankowich, E
89 Bazek, E

1958 RECORD

14

WM. & MARY

0

28

BOSTON U.

14

20

MICHIGAN

14

6

TULANE

14

50

PENN

8

20

NOTRE DAME

40

40

MARYLAND

14

28

GEORGE WASHINGTON

8

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)