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GEORGIA VS. MISSOURI

Dec. 21, 1959
Dec. 21, 1959

Table of Contents
Dec. 21, 1959

Wild Town
Acknowledgments
Long Push
Scouting Reports
Too Good For Ducks?
Rome: The Olympic Anniversary
Rome: The Olympic Year
Silver Anniversary
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

GEORGIA VS. MISSOURI

The amazing Bulldogs close out a strong year against a Big Eight invader before 75,000. CBS-TV, 12:45 P.M., E.S.T.

MISSOURI
Porous pass defense

This is an article from the Dec. 21, 1959 issue Original Layout

When Missouri breaks from its huddle and trots up to the line of scrimmage, there's no telling what formation it will use—the regular T, split-T, wing T or slot T. For this reason the Tigers are called a multiple-offense team, which suits them fine. On New Year's Day they may even try a few plays from the single wing, as they did on occasion during the season, just to test their effect on Georgia. Perhaps Missouri's most unorthodox and successful maneuver this season was the quick kick, executed by second-string Quarterback Bob Haas from the left-halfback position, taking the ball on a direct snap from center. The Missouri line is big and not easily run through. It can, however, be passed over and around. Because Missouri is a slow team, its pass defense is poor. To guard against long touchdown passes, the secondary makes itself vulnerable to the shorties. Missouri encountered three fine passers this season, Richie Lucas, Don Meredith and Gale Weidner, and each had a lovely time passing Missouri to defeat. Unless the Missouri line can keep Georgia's quarterbacks under constant pressure, Missouri's defensive backfield can expect a busy day.

GEORGIA
Victory through air power

Any time, anyplace, no matter what the score, chances are that Georgia will pass. Never mind the quick kick or the third-down punt. Just give them that football and let them throw. Coach Wally Butts has devised an intricate array of pass patterns, and he is fortunate to have two men who are adept at hitting the zigzagging receivers. One is Francis Tarkenton, a junior with the professional habit of waiting until a receiver is open before throwing. Although Tarkenton tosses a long one now and then, he is better at the short pass. Charley Britt takes care of the long-distance numbers. Georgia passes so often that opposing secondaries play back, thereby making things easier for Georgia's runners. It isn't really a good running attack that Georgia has, but it's the only one it has. When Georgia is forced to punt, it punts in style with Bobby Walden, a good one. The line is quick and tough and eager to get the initial charge. The pass defense, especially on the deep ones, is tight. The Orange Bowl, then, brings together an interesting combination: a team that has had trouble stopping passes and a team that can pass. It should be fun for Georgia.

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ILLUSTRATIONPHOTOMEL WEST: FLEET OUTSIDE RUNNERPHOTOPAT DYE: HARD-HITTING TACKLER

THE RECORD

8

PENN STATE

19

20

MICHIGAN

15

14

IOWA STATE

0

2

SMU

23

0

OKLAHOMA

23

9

NEBRASKA

0

20

COLORADO

21

12

AIR FORCE

0

26

KANSAS STATE

0

13

KANSAS

9

THE ROSTER

Snowden

14

QB

Toman

15

FB

Brossart

17

RH

Beal

21

LH

Haas

22

QB

West

26

LH

Miles

32

FB

Swaney

51

C

McCartney

53

C

Garvis

63

RG

Blaine

66

LT

Henley

68

LG

Wegener

69

LT

Magac

70

RT

Brinkman

78

RT

Calhoun

79

RG

Carpenter

80

LE

Sloan

84

LE

Pidcock

86

RE

La Rose

87

RE

X-RAY BOX

MO.

OPP.

Runs attempted

532

462

Rushing yardage

1,906

1,522

Passes attempted

140

177

Passes completed

54

90

Passing yardage

731

1,007

Passes int'cepted by

8

6

TDs on int'cepts

0

0

Punts

58

57

Avg. dist. punts

33.6

36.9

Fumbles

27

30

Fumbles lost

11

18

Field goals att.

3

2

Successful

1

1

2-pt. conv. att.

3

9

Successful

1

4

1-pt. conv. att.

15

6

Successful

10

4

Best kickoff ret.

86

39

Avg. kickoff ret.

17.7

19.0

TDs on kickoff

0

0

Punt returns

34

26

Longest punt ret.

30

38

Avg. punt ret.

5.6

7.0

TDs, punt ret.

0

0

Penalties

34

50

Yds. lost pens.

387

513

THE RECORD

17

ALABAMA

3

21

VANDERBILT

6

14

S. CAROLINA

30

35

HARDIN-SIMMONS

6

15

MISSISSIPPI STATE

0

14

KENTUCKY

7

42

FLORIDA STATE

0

21

FLORIDA

10

14

AUBURN

13

21

GEORGIA TECH

14

THE ROSTER

Tarkenton

10

QB

Britt

17

QB

Brown

26

LH

Soberdash

37

FB

Towns

38

RH

Walden

39

LH

Godfrey

42

FB

Thompson

53

C

Ashe

55

C

Dye

60

LG

Ramsey

63

LG

Roland

68

RG

Lawrence

70

RT

Case

76

LT

Leebern

77

RT

Lancaster

78

LT

Herron

81

RE

Vickers

82

LE

Kelley

84

LE

Box

88

RE

X-RAY BOX

GA.

OPP.

Runs attempted

459

443

Rushing yardage

1,602

1,336

Passes attempted

154

151

Passes completed

89

70

Passing yardage

1,149

754

Passes int'ceptd by

10

11

TDs on int'cepts

2

1

Punts

65

73

Avg. dist. punts

37.6

36.4

Fumbles

31

25

Fumbles lost

18

18

Field goals att.

3

4

Successful

2

3

2-pt. conv. att.

2

5

Successful

1

5

1-pt. conv. att.

28

5

Successful

26

4

Best kickoff ret.

34

34

Avg. kickoff ret.

20.4

20.8

TDs on kickoff

0

0

Punt returns

28

30

Longest punt ret.

39

52

Avg. punt ret.

9.9

10.6

TDs, punt ret.

1

0

Penalties

49

48

Yds. lost pens.

465

502