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ROSE BOWL

Dec. 26, 1960
Dec. 26, 1960

Table of Contents
Dec. 26, 1960

Four In The News
The Bowls
  • A rich table featuring the best of college football is set for January 2. But the nation's televiewers will have a problem: which game to tune in on?

  • Washington, the best of the West, meets the head-on power of the nation's top team, Minnesota. The runs will be tricky, the passes fancy, but defense will win this game. CBS-TV, 4:45 p.m., E.S.T.

  • There will be plenty of hooting and hollering at New Orleans when Rice's conservative Owls match their solid ball-control game against the bright attack of Ole Miss's Rebels. NBC-TV, 1:45 p.m., E.S.T.

  • At Miami all eyes will be on a squirmy little fellow named Joe Bellino, who will lead a spirited Navy team against the powerful, tough-defending Tigers from Missouri. CBS-TV, 12:45 p.m., E.S.T.

  • Duke's sharp passing and superior running will be matched against an adamant Arkansas defense that allowed an average of less than six points a game during the regular season. CBS-TV, 3:30 p.m., E.S.T.

ROSE BOWL

Washington, the best of the West, meets the head-on power of the nation's top team, Minnesota. The runs will be tricky, the passes fancy, but defense will win this game. CBS-TV, 4:45 p.m., E.S.T.

WASHINGTON
When they care to, the Huskies can be just about the best team in the country. Their offensive patterns are tricky, but masked behind the shifting, rapidly swirling patterns is a solid attack featuring counterplays and traps, with Fullback Ray Jackson going up the middle and Halfback Don McKeta off tackle. If driven to the outside, as it most likely will be by Minnesota, Washington can still move. Halfbacks George Fleming and Charley Mitchell are hard to catch. Bob Schloredt, at quarterback, is master of the pass or run rollout. Schloredt, unfortunately, missed most of the season because of a broken collarbone and may be rusty. This is the same team that all but dismembered Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl last year. Washington should be favored against Minnesota, but the Huskies, their appetites apparently sated, eased through a not-too-difficult schedule, winning four games by narrow margins. This is not the stuff of famous victories.

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MINNESOTA
There is nothing fancy about the Gophers. Rated for the first time in 19 years as the nation's toughest team, they forced their way to the top by brute force, and that is what they will show at the Rose Bowl. Indeed, Minnesota is most impressive when the other team has the ball. Then its huge, monolithic line, led by All-America Guard Tom Brown and All-Conference Center Greg Larson, confronts opposing backs with a fierce determination, often forcing them to fumble or to pass wildly. When Minnesota has the ball, Quarterback Sandy Stephens will either hand off to one of the three 200-pound backs churning into the line at four yards a clip, or he will roll out and run himself. Occasionally, to spice the running, Stephens will pass to his tall ends, Bob Deegan and Tom Hall. Minnesota's one weakness is its lack of speed, but against Iowa, perhaps the nation's fastest team, it proved that quickness won't kill it—and neither will Washington.

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PHOTOPHOTOWASHINGTON'S SCHLOREDT (15) PASSES, RUNS EQUALLY WELL ON OPTIONPHOTOALL-AMERICA GUARD BROWN (69) IS THE CORE OF MINNESOTA'S DEFENSEILLUSTRATION

THE RECORD

55

COP

6

41

IDAHO

12

14

NAVY

15

29

STANFORD

10

10

UCLA

8

30

OREGON STATE

29

7

OREGON

6

34

USC

0

27

CALIFORNIA

7

8

WASH. STATE

7

THE ROSTER

Hivner

11

QB

Schloredt

15

QB

Mitchell

21

LH

Fleming

25

LH

Wooten

26

RH

Jones

34

FB

Jackson

35

FB

McKeta

36

RH

Dunn

52

C

McKasson

55

C

Phillips

59

RG

Hurworth

62

LG

Allen

66

LG

Skaggs

70

RE

Bullard

74

RT

Kinnune

75

RG

Gegner

76

LT

Enslow

79

RT

Chapple

88

LT

Meyers

89

RE

Claridge

91

LE

Folkins

93

LE

X-RAY BOX

WASH.

OPP.

Runs attempted

529

363

Rushing yardage

2,186

1,117

Passes attempted

106

259

Passes completed

54

123

Passing yardage

999

1,577

Passes int'ceptd by

21

10

Punts

41

58

Avg. dist. Punts

36.8

36.6

Fumbles lost

18

10

Field goals

4

3

2-pt. conversions

3-4

1-7

1-pt. conversions

27-31

5-7

Longest kickoff ret.

85

45

Avg. kickoff ret.

23.8

18.3

Longest punt ret.

59

13

Avg. punt ret.

13.0

3.7

Penalties

45

43

Yds. lost pens.

450

428

THE RECORD

26

NEBRASKA

14

42

INDIANA

0

7

NORTHWESTERN

0

21

ILLINOIS

10

10

MICHIGAN

0

48

KANSAS STATE

7

27

IOWA

10

14

PURDUE

23

26

WISCONSIN

7

THE ROSTER

Johnson

14

QB

Stephens

15

QB

Dickson

25

LH

Munsey

28

RH

Rogers

31

FB

Hagberg

36

FB

Mulholland

40

LH

King

44

RH

G. Larson

50

C

Annis

55

C

Odegard

60

RG

Tellor

61

LG

Mulvena

68

LG

Brown

69

RG

Frisbee

71

LT

Brixius

76

RT

Miller

77

RT

Bell

78

LT

Hall

86

RE

R. Larson

87

LE

Prawdzik

88

LE

Deegan

89

RE

X-RAY BOX

MINN.

OPP.

Runs attempted

468

380

Rushing yardage

1,694

1,043

Passes attempted

102

146

Passes completed

43

60

Passing yardage

658

759

Passes int'ceptd by

18

6

Punts

57

63

Avg. dist. punts

35.0

37.4

Fumbles lost

8

16

Field goals

3

1

2-pt. conversions

1-2

0-1

1-pt. conversions

24-30

8-8

Longest kickoff ret.

32

34

Avg. kickoff ret.

23.3

16.3

Longest punt ret.

29

22

Avg. punt ret.

5.7

8.1

Penalties

42

26

Yds. lost pens.

40

219