COACH FOREST EVASHEVSKI SAYS:
I believe that for the first time in my four years at Iowa we will not be outmanned, providing some of the new men come through. We have experienced men in most spots, our speed is adequate and we have veteran quarterbacks.
HERMAN HICKMAN SAYS:
The Hawkeyes, with seven starters returning, are loaded and confident. They had better be. Take a glance at their schedule: six conference games, which include the tough ones, and for extracurricular activities Notre Dame and UCLA—all this after opening with Kansas State. There may be a tougher schedule in 1955, but I'll stick with this one. To combat this "murderers' row," Iowa has veterans at all line positions. Led by All-America Captain Calvin Jones at guard, it will average 217 pounds from end to end. Eddie Vincent, No. 1 rusher in last year's Big Ten with an average 6.9 yards per try and a net of 566 yards, returns to the right half position. Speedster Earl Smith, who led the league in scoring with 48 points, will be at left half. Jerry Reichow is a competent quarterback who completed 46% of his passes last year. Coach Forest Evashevski's multiple offense is supposedly much improved, supported by a fine group of sophomores. But I repeat: he will need everything to get through that schedule. If Iowa goes undefeated I will vote them the No. 1 team of the nation.
COLLEGE PARK, MD.
BASIC FORMATION: Split T.
LETTERMEN RETURNING: 19; STARS: Bob Pellegrini, C; Frank Tamburello, Q; Bill Walker, E; Ed Vereb, H.
LETTERMEN LOST: 14
LEADING SOPHOMORE CANDIDATES: Fred Hamilton, H; Don Healy, T; Jack Healy, H; John McVicker, H.
1954 RECORD: Won 7, lost 2, tied 1.
Sept. 17—Missouri at Columbia
Sept. 24—UCLA at home
Oct. 1—Baylor at Waco (night)
Oct. 8—Wake Forest at home
Oct. 15—North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Oct. 22—Syracuse at Syracuse
Oct. 29—South Carolina at home
Nov. 5—LSU at home
Nov. 12—Clemson at Clemson
Nov. 19—George Washington at home