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COTTON BOWL

Dec. 26, 1960
Dec. 26, 1960

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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.

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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.

DUKE
Coach Bill Murray's Blue Devils can run (they averaged nearly four yards a carry this season) and, for once, they can pass (they led the country with a completion record of 61%). In all respects, they will be more exciting than recent Duke bowl teams. But if they are to succeed, Tee Moorman, the No. 1 swing end who made 46 catches this year, will have to evade the blanket defense Arkansas' fast secondary will try to throw over him. Quarterbacks Don Altman and Walt Rappold may have to try long passes to loosen the defense, and Moorman helps out by shifting from side to side, thus setting up tackle-eligible plays. With Halfback Mark Leggett, the Blue Devils are especially dangerous on runbacks. But if Joel Arrington, the team's leading rusher, is still disabled, the running will suffer, and Duke may be forced to rely on its defense, built around Tackle Dwight Bumgarner and Guard Art Browning. Duke's defenders, however, will be challenged by an Arkansas offense that has both speed and power.

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ARKANSAS
Above everything else, Arkansas is a team. There are individual stars—swift Halfback Lance Alworth, Quarterbacks George McKinney and Billy Moore and, if he is well, Fullback Joe Paul Alberty—but on offense or defense the finely drilled Razorbacks execute their orders with a precision that is a joy to watch. Coach Frank Broyles' running strategy calls for wide sweeps, jabs up the middle and occasional attempts to spring Alworth for a long gainer. His club will play position ball, rarely passing inside its own 40. Alworth is the prime target on long tosses, End Jimmy Collier is the best at catches up the middle and in the flats. The Razorbacks' defensive corps, which epitomizes the team with its lightness and mobility, boasts an exceptional roving linebacker in Wayne Harris. Arkansas sometimes concedes short passes but is hard to fool on long ones. This is an excellent second-half squad with a knack for forcing costly errors, and it should easily win its second straight bowl game under Broyles.

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PHOTOLEGGETT (47) IS DUKE'S FLEETEST AND MOST EFFECTIVE BALL CARRIERPHOTOMCKINNEY (11) OF ARKANSAS IS A FINE BALL HANDLER, RUNNER, PASSERILLUSTRATION

THE RECORD

31

SOUTH CAROLINA

0

20

MARYLAND

7

6

MICHIGAN

31

17

N.C. STATE

13

21

CLEMSON

6

6

GEORGIA TECH

0

19

NAVY

10

34

WAKE FOREST

7

6

NORTH CAROLINA

7

6

UCLA

27

THE ROSTER

Altman

14

QB

Rappold

17

QB

Garda

21

LH

Wright

28

LH

Burch

30

FB

McGee

37

FB

Wilson

41

BH

Leggett

47

RH

Bengel

57

C

Allie

58

C

Berry

60

RG

Markas

61

LG

Browning

63

LG

Havens

68

RG

Bosson

73

RT

Kotchin

74

RT

Unser

82

RE

Bumgarner

84

LT

Gregory

85

LT

Spada

87

RE

Moorman

95

LE

Widener

98

LE

X-RAY BOX

DUKE

OPP.

Runs attempted

482

387

Rushing yardage

1,872

1,449

Passes attempted

175

209

Passes completed

107

99

Passing yardage

949

1,206

Passes int'ceptd by

16

10

Punts

50

52

Avg. dist. punts

34.5

36.0

Fumbles lost

16

13

Field goals

3

1

2-pt. conversions

3-4

1-3

1-pt. conversions

13-19

7-13

Longest kickoff ret.

28

37

Avg. kickoff ret.

14.9

19.9

Longest punt ret.

56

18

Avg. punt ret.

10.4

8.2

Penalties

28

32

Yds. lost pens.

305

350

THE RECORD

9

OKLAHOMA ST.

0

48

TULSA

7

7

TCU

0

14

BAYLOR

28

24

TEXAS

23

7

MISSISSIPPI

10

7

TEXAS A&M

3

3

RICE

0

26

SMU

3

34

TEXAS TECH

6

THE ROSTER

Moore

10

QB

McKinney

11

QB

Alworth

23

LH

J. Williams

26

LH

Moody

37

FB

Horton

41

RH

D. Williams

43

RH

Alberty

45

FB

Gramlich

54

C

Harris

55

C

Fields

63

RG

Brabham

64

RG

Garrett

66

LG

Childress

71

RT

Henderson

74

RT

Mazzanti

76

LT

Trail

78

LG

Epp

79

LT

Collier

80

RE

Gaston

81

LE

Butler

84

LE

Evans

87

RE

X-RAY BOX

ARK.

OPP.

Runs attempted

506

432

Rushing yardage

1,670

1,330

Passes attempted

126

121

Passes completed

53

54

Passing yardage

968

641

Passes int'ceptd by

9

12

Punts

58

52

Avg. dist. punts

33.9

38.8

Fumbles lost

12

18

Field goals

2

4

2-pt. conversions

0-1

0-1

1-pt. conversions

21-24

8-9

Longest kickoff ret.

34

33

Avg. kickoff ret.

20.9

15.9

Longest punt ret.

42

22

Avg. punt ret.

14.7

8

Penalties

42

35

Yds. lost pens.

459

349