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December 22, 1958
Big, fast LSU faces big, not-so-fast Clemson and the race, despite the parable of the tortoise and the hare, should go to the swift
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December 22, 1958

Sugar Bowl

Big, fast LSU faces big, not-so-fast Clemson and the race, despite the parable of the tortoise and the hare, should go to the swift

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LSU
Big, fast and numerous, Louisiana State's three-platoon team deserves its No. 1 rating in the wire-service polls. The backfield, headed by BILLY CANNON, is big and rugged as well as quick, and it can strike for touchdowns from anywhere on the field. The line is a trifle small, perhaps, but it moves well. Coach Paul Dietzel, making a virtue of necessity, has his reserves divided into an offensive team (the "Go" team) and a defensive team (the Chinese Bandits). Cannon is the LSU nonpareil. He weighs 204, runs the hundred in 9.5, has power and elusiveness and, to gild the lily, passes and punts. WARREN RABB, the quarterback, is a good ball handler, good leader, adequate passer. The line boasts MAX FUGLER, a fullback converted to center, who has wonderful reactions, quickness and anticipation. BILLY HENDRIX, a bit small at end, is a sure-handed receiver, like most LSU linemen fast and quick enough for a back.

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WARREN RABB

QUARTERBACK
6 ft., 190 lbs.
Baton Rouge

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BILLY CANNON

L. HALFBACK
6 ft. 1 in., 204 lbs.
Baton Rouge

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MAX FUGLER

CENTER
6 ft. 1 in., 203 lbs.
Ferriday, La.

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BILLY HENDRIX

LEFT END
6 ft., 185 lbs.
Rayville, La.

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