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Long Beach Independent (Newspaper) - November 23, 1953, Long Beach, CaliforniaRams rally overcomes Colts in fog 21-13 classified amusements radio to shipping phone l. B. 70-5951 7lon6beachv Independent Long Beach 12, calif., monday november 23, 1953 edited by Dave Lewis Page 19 the same thing that has plagued so for two seasons of a sustained them any Chance of Victory Over Urcla saturday. I once again the trojans were unable to mount anything closely i resembling a sustained offensive either on the ground or through the air. Their longest move against the Bruins was a 40-Yard drive from their own 15 out to the Urcla 45. So s own mistakes coupled with a Clever determined defensive Effort completely throttled the Troy offensive machine which has clicked Only spasmodically this season. The Bruin defense and precision teamwork featured the Urcla Victory. As Trojan Center Dick Petty said the Bruins did t stand out in any phase of the game but they have Beautiful team work. As a unit Urcla is by far the Best team we be the Bruins entered the crucial game with a reputation of hav ing a weak defense against Short but Troy Only completed four out of 21 passes for 38 Yards while having two aerials intercepted. So s Only Hope for Victory was Dave Lewis wrapped up in the Success of its passing and when its air game was stopped cold the Trojan cause was lost. Michigan state in Rose bowl Towler dashes net vital win Deacon Dan Towler had one of the greatest Days of his professional football league career sunday and Norm Van Brocklin and Herb Rich came through with fourth Quarter touchdown Maneu vers to give the los Angeles rams a vital 21-13 Victory Over a crippled stubborn band of Baltimore Colts in a dense fog at Baltimore s memorial stadium. The win thus kept the rams within striking distance of first place in the National football league s Western division race one half game behind the Detroit it Lions with three games remain i no sugar bowl their running game from the Michigan single Wing has t vet jelled to the Point where it can be counted upon to be a consistent threat atrial Arm. Key to the effective Urcla pass defense was the tremendous Job turned in by the linemen in holding up the Trojan ends on second and third Downs. Ing on the schedule. A boisterous crowd of red hot Colt fans watched George Taliaferro Engineer an 80-Yard touchdown drive Early in the first Quarter for a 7-p Lead. The margin held up until the third period when Towler took a pitch out from Van Brock Lin got a Block As he skirted end and effectively Shook off would be Colt tacklers on a Brilliant especially without much help from touchdown Jaunt. Ben Agajanian converted to knot the count. Taliaferro romps the Colts weren t finished it ii i i i Yvo Ciji a Iii Aiumu the so receivers just get out for aerials on the however As they took the in i suing Kickoff and went on they did a really another 80-Yard scoring March passing Downs As fullback Harold Han admitted. Great Job on our ends All right. We realize now of course by Taliaferro s 43-Yard we should have passed on first Down because they were knocking sideline run for the to Buck our boys Down at the line of scrimmage on second and third Mcphail s extra Point try hit the i crossbar and bounded Back. Bruins played for interceptions i tailback Aramis Dandoy pointed out that the Bruin secondary was playing very deep. They were willing to give us a few Yards on Short passes rather than take the Chance on letting us go All the Way on a Long one. They figured we could t keep a sustained passing attack going Long enough to Hurt them. They also were playing for interceptions and sure enough they picked off a couple and almost grabbed two or three More that could have been downright disastrous if they had t dropped the 8 teams wait new Orleans eight teams remain in the running today for a bid to the sugar bowl but Thero was Little indication any will he approached before next week end. Irwin Poche president of the new Orleans mid Winter sports assn., which sponsors the new year s Day game said it is status quo nothing has happened nothing is going to happen for a few Texas tech Auburn West Virginia Kentucky and Georgia tech head the list of candidates. His Ball and Chain Baltimore s 13-7 Lead stood up until Early in the final Quarter when two Quick ram touchdowns broke the game open. The rams marched 60 Yards on Van Brocklin s passes and Tovler s running to score just two and one half minutes after the fourth Quarter began. Fog o y for 26 Yards through Center to the Colt 26 and from there Van Brocklin passed to Many men As he was saturday. There always were three or four Bruins there to hit you. Even on my Long run in the first Quarter 23 Yards to the Vila 16 there was still a gang of pm downfield to rack me up score by quarters and hrs 007 Bali More 706 statistics Colts 12 net Yards pained 245 net Yards rained passing _ Al net total Yards rained Forward passes attempted _ 21 6 1 returned 14 passes completed passes intercepted i Ards interceptions returned tards trained passing Rarrig lost attempted passes punts number Van 4 in j. 11 l Jj-uol3 unum Detje t. Smith for the tally. Aga a average distance 37 Janian s conversion put the ahead to stay. S3 152 0 4 41 w v .1sa.v a j w George Taliaferro Baltimore quarterback tries to drag a few More feet out of his end run. But ram linebacker Paul younger won t have any part of it and Downs the Colts Star on a shoestring wire photo a moment later Rich hauled Han agreed. They really swarm All Over you. It s unbelievable i a Modem later Kich hauled How they can get so Many men in position to hit a Ball a Taliaferro pass and raced Dandoy also said that he never has played a team that Vav Yards kickoffs returned penalties number Yards penalized opponents fumbles recovered covered so quickly As Urcla did. We would catch pm going the Way but before we could take advantage of it they had recovered in time to Stop Dandoy singled out Urcla tackle Jack Ellena for special Praise. On All of our Power plays he piled up our interference sometimes knocking Down As Many As two and three men. He played a whale of a Lindon Crow revealed he never had seen an so team so Well scouted As the trojans were by Urcla another trib Ute to the Bruin scouts who recently came in for tremendous Praise from Joe Stydahar of the Chicago cardinals for their report on the l. A. Rams. Urcla was on top of us All Crow said. They knew that we were going to do on every play. We did t fool them Crow who admitted he was a hard nevertheless said the Bruins had played a superlative game. They had he declared. We played As Good a game As we have this year and still got another Trojan Star credited Urcla s terrific line blocking with playing a vital role in the Bruin Triumph. If it had t been for the tremendous games turned in by our linebackers we really would have been Bruin players meanwhile said that the Trojan line actually charged faster than the Urcla forwards in the first half which threw the Bruins timing off but we began getting the jump on them right off the Bat in the second half and did t have any trouble after Myron Berliner Ticla s great tiny mite end said that so never gave up and kept laying leather All the Way. We made our own Breaks though with even tougher football than the trojans Berliner revealed a healthy respect for so s injury riddled quarterback George Bozanic. He s a great Myron said. He just Don t miss when he comes after you. But after each play you d swear he would t get up. If he could have played the whole game it would have been a lot tougher for us. He improves the team considerably when he s in Oregon creeps into comparisons while Many of the trojans said that Primo Villanueva the Bruins no. 2 tailback posed More a threat than Paul Cameron because they were geared to Stop the Boss All agreed that Cameron was we had him trapped for two and three Yard losses several a group of Troy linemen said but he always managed to get Back to the line of scrimmage and go for another Yard or two. He drives and hits terrifically strangely enough Oregon which finished eighth in the pc standings beating Only kept creeping into the prisons in the dressing room Post Mort Ems. A couple of trojans said that they thought Oregon As a unit was tougher than Urcla. The partisan Baltimore crowd be Gan to get noisy and Many of the fans tried to get on the ing Field. Huzvar thu up Mani Tok Towler Mcphail Towler running mainly pitch outs from Van Brock in. J total hammered out a net of 205 3 individual statistics Rushing to 16 yes. 136 3fi 35 33 5 Blanda gambles Lions intercept for 20-16 win Van toilet Myers Yards averaging 14 Yards per try in 14 runs. The Deacon s total represented the top one game performance in the league this fall. He gained All but 98 Yards of the ram net of 303. Van Brocklin whose passing was dismal in his last two games completed 11 of 17 through a fog so thick that the Field was almost completely obscured from spectators at various stages of the game. Numerous fights broke out1 during and after the game. Ram Ltd end Tom fears was thrown out or the game shortly before half time for fighting with Don Shula 12 to 1 12 11 3 spartans get nod after tie Urcla expected to receive pc official bid today Michi Gan state s spartans edged out Illinois for the big ten Rose bowl assignment Sun Day night after conference athletic directors in a lengthy secret meeting finally chose Between them. The spartans who won the coveted Honor in their first year of big ten Competition undoubtedly will be opposed in the Pasa Dena classic by Urcla. The los Angeles school won the championship of the Pacific coast conference by beating Southern California 13-0, Satur Day. Only a formal affirmation by pc athletic chiefs today re Mains. The pc s official announcement is expected at noon Michigan state and Illinois tied for the big ten title with five victories and one loss each in conference Competition. Thus the athletic directors had to name one or the other for the trip. Their first by Tele phone and Telegraph to big ten commissioner Kenneth l. Tug Wilson s Chicago head quarters saturday night produced a 5-5 deadlock. When it became apparent that the deadlock was firm Wilson summoned the athletic chiefs of the various schools to Chicago for joint debate on the merits of the two teams and further balloting. Directors absent the directors of the schools involved Doug Mills of Illinois and Ralph Young of Michigan state did not participate in Sun Day s meeting. They absented themselves by Mutual agreement. Also absent but sitting in via Telephone was Fritz Crisler of Michigan. The Wolverine direct a gambled Short pass by Chicago Bear quarterback Georee in Detroit. A on his own 5-Varti line into Ontarl . To _ Wilsons assist passing a to. 21 6 39 Colts Taliferro total 21 rams a Van Brocklin 17 Yukich 3 Quinlan. 1 totals. 21 he 5-Yard line was intercepted by Detroit s Bob Smith sunday to set .3 1 up the Lions winning touchdown in the final Quarter for a 20-16 Victory. J except for this debatable Sig 1 in fears filing protest Nal Call Blanda showed up Bril to f i f i chantly in nearly leading thei on Colt crowd action bears to an upset Over the 10 6 pc 11 Baltimore the had to to fears los Angeles ram from behind twice and in said sunday following the ram intercept four passes to end Bear j Baltimore game that he is going i threats maintain their Lead to 1 o. 111 v i to write a letter of protest to in the National football league s ,nh1c" it of i commissioner Bert Bell and if total continued today s sports card he might Well include a Post i poly at Mon Teberio Var. A m. Ood legion stadium actions of the crowd. Western conference. The key touchdown came after the subsequent Smith stole Blanda s toss on the i Bear 7, the bears stopped de a 1s75-p n a tinted on top in All events and Rio Hondo Market vaulted into first place in class assistant William Reed said Michigan state had been notified of its selection and that the spartans through faculty representative Edgar Harden had accepted. With big ten policy the final vote total for the spar tans was not disclosed. Neither was there any positive indication of How each of the schools in the conference voted. Michigan state had been a favorite for the selection on the basis of its Over All record Only but not before players from the Colt Bench came onto the Field to kick him. At least half the people in the bleachers near the action left their seats and went screaming up to fears. In the fourth Quarter Colt tackle Art Donovan took a swing and connected on Towler. The crowd applauded Donovan for the act and then booed the officials for dismissing Donovan from the game. A free for All took place Fol lowing the game. Don Paul Stan West and Herb Rich had to fight their Way through the mob after they had gained Possession of the game Ball. A squad of 25 policemen had to escort Hamp Pool ram coach from the dress ing room. Is. Torres Gate Arena p. M. I _. Ai i ii. A liar c Nic act jul fears was involved in a scum troit for three Downs then on Lorie Beach cite South file just the half and was1 dismissed from the game. 4. Ament at the Virginia alleys this continued on Page 21, cols. 5-6 week end. Standings Colt caught in the Middle nil standings Eastern conference w l t pet. Pin. Of 9 0 01.000 232 9c meanwhile several of the Bruins were of the opinion j f j 41 the Oregon game was harder for them than saturday s 450 in 2is with Troy into 270 .222 112 160 j. _ Chic. Cardinals 0 8 1 .000 133 272 incidentally Vern Sampson who was the Center on the i Western conference bad pass which brought the longest Trojan Advance of the i750 267 a Day to an abrupt end thought he had entered a Good Ball. ?1j 153 the Snapback of course was recovered by Urcla. I -1i 223 Donals 0. All of the trojans though were in unanimous agreement that Urcla was the pc s Only Hope in the Rose bowl and much of the gloom of defeat was dispelled by the knowledge that the Best team would be in there upholding the prestige of Western football against the big ten on new year s Day san Francisco 37. Green Bay 7. Wash Lorton 24, York 21. This a ref i schedule Bay at Detroit. Cd Caen cardinals at Cleve land. Angeles at Chicago bears. Philadelphia at new York. San Francisco at Baltimore. Washington at Pittsburgh. Kid Napers army gets Navy Goat Annapolis a daring band tentatively identified As West Point cadets made a spectacular amphibious assault on the naval acad Emy before Dawn sunday and chloroformed and kidnapped Billie the Goat Navy s traditional Mascot six Days before the army Navy game. It. Col. E. W. Richardson army Public information offi cer said whether the Goat is the Navy s is a military be reports indicated six men boarded an assault Craft in the predawn darkness and stealthily moved Down the Sev Ern River which runs along Side the naval Academy. An assault team of two men slipped ashore Over the an Napolis seawall and approached the wooden pen where Billie lives in luxury beneath the stands of Thompson stadium. There they used chloroform to Knock out Billie. Two empty cans of knockout drops were found at the scene of the crime. A team Competition at 3036 to one i6ss in nine games to Illinois feature the second round of the one loss and one tie in nine. Spartans scramble whether the performance of Michigan state and Illinois in class a Hondo Market 3036 Artesia men and boys Stoe 865 3006 lutheran 3002 Nio Hondo Nur neers 298 29s5. Class b valve inc 2723 spot cafe. 2679 Mobil a their regular season ending games had any bearing on the Servizi Choice was t known. The spartans had to scramble a 21-15 decision Over mar t0 Terry s liquors. 39-14 defeat of Northwestern probably a big Factor in causing some of the directors continued on Page 21, col. 4 class a Bill Gustave. 1286 Don Jacobs Cecil Perlis r.244 Jesse Stewart Bill Heuer i Dave Geller Manuel Solo. 1233 James Kennedy Al Nestor 1215 Frank Taylor Jack Smith. 1215. I class b else Deene Dow Ner 1172 Doyle Hathaway Fred Mclean Owens Pete Levesque 1127 b. Harmon a. Bishop. 1090 Dick Teske Carl Nagengast. 10s5 Roy Smili Hans Johnson 1045. A Toomey 675 Frank Taylor 661 Cecil petals Ess Bert Westcott 651 Jim Patton 650 Tony Gustave 648 Rocky Jerman 640. Class b Kruse. Pete Levesque. 5so d. Bishop. 567 rav a Tiv Bill Stimson 1p48 Ross Thomas. 1s3s Cecil Martin 1s36 Al Ander. 1s31. Holler Derby Kola m. Sports on radio to radio n hat s the 4-10 p m Charlie Clifton s race Joe 6 n m race p m Road television Leplon wrestler _ m. Pro p. M roller p. Los Angeles rams swarm All Over Baltimore halfback Tommy Kalmanir after latter picked up seven Yards in second Quarter. Jack Dwyer 29 was key Man in wire photo t f 9th straight win Graham and Groza ruin 20-16 Pittsburgh Otto mediate vengeful thrust to Graham fired two touchdown the score moving 73 cards in passes and Lou Groza booted a 11 plays with Ray Mathews and pair of tremendous Field Chandnois providing the sunday to keep the perfect rec ground Power Ord of the Cleveland Browns quarterback Jim Finks in a 016 Victory Over aware that his prematurely born the Pittsburgh Steeles. In registering their ninth Vic tory in As Many starts the National football league s Eastern conference leaders kept alive their Hopes of becoming the first professional team in history to finish a season with an unbeaten and untied record. Graham s radar True daughter had died two hours be fore the Kickoff scored the first Steeler touchdown on a one Yard sneak play. Nick Bolkovac covered for the tying Point and three minutes later the Steeles took their Only Lead in the game after Mathews tackled Warren Lahr in the end passes zone for a safety. Lahr had in ave the Browns a score the to excepted Fink s pass but was time they got Possession of horse collared by Mathews the the Ball. After Billy Reynolds intended receiver for the score turned Pat Brady s punt to that gave the Steeles a 9-7 Edge. He Brown 46, Graham found j Midway in the second Quarter Hay Renfro a target for a scor Groza proved his toe artistry no play which covered 54 Yards. The staged an in continued on Page 21, col. 4

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