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ORANGE BOWL
December 22, 1958
Two plodding teams with little guile and much power will try to run over and through one another. A surprise pass might win it
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December 22, 1958

Orange Bowl

Two plodding teams with little guile and much power will try to run over and through one another. A surprise pass might win it

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[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

SYRACUSE
Power and depth are the qualities that characterize this year's Syracuse team that Coach Ben Schwartzwalder has called the best balanced of any in his 10 years with the Orangemen. It is a team that likes to move straight ahead and concentrate on ball control from a straight T with unbalanced line; when the concentration of forces in front gets too heavy, Quarterback CHICK ZIMMERMAN throws an occasional pass, with End DAVE BAKER as his favorite target. Halfback GERHARD SCHWEDES, a battering runner, is the power runner besides being one of the keystones in the Orangemen's rugged defense from his corner linebacker's spot. Another vital cog in the defense is Tackle RON LUCIANO, also an outstanding blocker. No one has had much success moving through the Syracuse line what with its size and strength and three-deep supply of good replacements, but, lacking speed, the team can be run around and thrown over.

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GER SCHWEDES

R. HALFBACK
6 ft. 1 in., 187 lbs.
Whitehouse, N.H.

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CHICK ZIMMERMAN

QUARTERBACK
6 ft., 180 lbs.
Syracuse, N.Y.

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RON LUCIANO

TACKLE
6 ft. 2 in., 224 lbs.
Endicott, N.Y.

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DAVE BAKER

LEFT END
6 ft. 1 in., 187 lbs.
Newton Ctr., Mass.

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