SYRACUSE VS. TEXAS

Pride of the East, the nation's top team faces the Longhorns on alien ground before 75,000. CBS-TV, 3:45 P.M., E.S.T.
December 21, 1959

TEXAS
May surprise

The Longhorns' only defeat of the season came in their game with the opponent which most resembles Syracuse-Texas Christian. TCU, with a line as big as Syracuse's, held the quick, opportunistic Texans in check for most of their game, then went ahead on a 56-yard scoring run made possible by a rare Texas defensive lapse. Syracuse can expect no such gift from Darrell Royal's well-grounded Texans, who will hit harder than any other team on the Orange schedule and will have a geographic advantage in playing in the familiar Cotton Bowl before some of the loudest nonstop rooters in the country. Syracuse will also have to gird itself for the speedy thrusts out of the split-and wing T of Sophomore Backs Jack Collins, Jim Saxton and Mike Cotten, three who can run with the Syracuse backs. Surprisingly, Texas' ultimate weapon may turn out to be the pass, which it used only sparingly during the season but with impressive effectiveness (eight touchdowns on only 37 completions). If the Longhorns stall on the ground, look for them to pass—the running pass is especially potent—and in any event look for a close, exciting game.

SYRACUSE
A solid choice

Sound as a McKinley dollar and justly ranked first in the nation, the Orangemen have the only perfect record among major college teams, whom they lead in total offense, total defense, rushing offense and scoring. Syracuse thus provides the hungry East with its greatest opportunity for an important bowl victory by a nonservice team since Pitt shut out Washington at Pasadena in 1937. Ben Schwartzwalder's men, led by Guard Roger Davis and End Fred Mautino on the rugged line, do not have a discernible weakness except, possibly, defense against the medium pass. The team has size, speed, depth (28 useful players) and a real field boss in Halfback Ger (Der F√ºhrer) Schwedes. Often it looks nonchalant coming to the line of scrimmage, but there is nothing casual about the way it explodes when Quarterback Dave Sarette or Dick Easterly shoves the ball into the stomachs of the likes of Schwedes, Ernie Davis or Art Baker. There are five men who pass, too—so deftly, in fact, that Syracuse has the second-best completion record in the country. Heavier, deeper, more consistent than Texas, Syracuse should win in a close one, Texas speed and all.

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ILLUSTRATION PHOTOJACK COLLINS: BACKFIELD WORKHORSE PHOTOGERHARD SCHWEDES: VERSATILE LEADER

THE RECORD

20

NEBRASKA

0

26

MARYLAND

0

33

CALIFORNIA

0

19

OKLAHOMA

12

13

ARKANSAS

12

28

RICE

6

21

SMU

0

13

BAYLOR

12

9

TCU

14

20

TEXAS A&M

17

THE ROSTER

Cotten

12

QB

Lackey

22

QB

Gurwitz

24

RH

Dowdle

33

FB

Branch

42

FB

Ramirez

46

RH

Collins

49

LH

Harwerth

54

LG

Muennink

63

C

Kristynik

64

RG

Dreymala

65

RG

Laughlin

67

C

Jones

70

RT

Talbert

72

LT

Schulte

80

LE

Doko

81

LG

Halm

83

RE

Stephens

84

LT

Cooper

85

LE

Lee

86

RE

X-RAY BOX

TEXAS

OPP.

Runs attempted

518

483

Rushing yardage

2,261

1,591

Passes attempted

86

173

Passes completed

37

84

Passing yardage

469

884

Passes int'ceptd by

11

6

TD's on int'cepts

0

0

Punts

56

63

Avg. dist. punts

39.8

31.4

Fumbles

26

41

Fumbles lost

13

25

Field goals att.

1

5

Successful

0

1

2-pt. conv. att.

8

4

Successful

2

0

1-pt. conv. att.

22

7

Successful

16

4

Best kickoff ret.

28

71

Ave. kickoff ret.

18.8

19.6

TDs on kickoff

0

0

Punt returns

27

26

Longest punt ret.

38

27

Avg. punt ret.

7.4

7.0

TDs, punt ret.

0

0

Penalties

65

44

Yds. lost pens.

595

455

THE RECORD

35

KANSAS

21

29

MARYLAND

0

32

NAVY

6

42

HOLY CROSS

6

44

WEST VIRGINIA

0

35

PITTSBURGH

0

20

PENN STATE

18

71

COLGATE

0

46

BOSTON U.

0

36

UCLA

8

THE ROSTER

Schwedes

16

RH

Reimer

17

RH

Sarette

23

QB

Brokaw

29

LH

Nichols

36

FB

Baker

39

FB

E. Davis

44

LH

Weber

46

RH

Easterly

49

QB

Bemiller

59

C

Feidler

63

LG

Tarbox

68

RG

R. Davis

69

LG

Brown

76

OT

Gerlick

77

IT

Youmans

78

OT

Yates

79

IT

Mautino

82

RE

Gilburg

87

RE

Skonieczki

88

LE

X-RAY BOX

SYR.

OPP.

Runs attempted

578

302

Rushing yardage

3,136

193

Passes attempted

160

184

Passes completed

93

73

Passing yardage

1,379

769

Passes int'ceptd by

19

14

TDs on int'cepts

4

0

Punts

29

78

Avg. dist. punts

35.6

38.7

Fumbles

26

25

Fumbles lost

13

15

Field goals att.

3

0

Successful

2

0

2-pt. conv. att.

20

7

Successful

11

2

1-pt. conv. att.

35

2

Successful

28

1

Best kickoff ret.

29

100

Avg. kickoff ret.

16.8

22.9

TDs on kickoff

0

2

Punt returns

47

14

Longest punt ret.

30

14

Avg. punt ret.

8.0

6.5

TDs, punt ret.

0

0

Penalties

58

29

Yds. lost pens.

579

244

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)