2 Now comes the awful decision for No. 44. Thomas (35) is cutting behind him, an obviously tempting target should McDonald pass. The Oklahoma right end, Bell (83) has gone into the deep back's territory. Harris (15) has come on from his quarterback post to block ahead of McDonald. The problem: should No. 44 come up fast to stop the run or stay with Thomas to guard against the pass? Whatever he does must be done unhesitatingly.
3 Here No. 44 has made up his mind and, inevitably, he is wrong. Moving up fast to handle McDonald's running, he has had to abandon Thomas, who is wide open, too far away for the linebacker (65) to catch. If the pass is completed then Thomas will have the blocking of the deep end, Bell (83) on the safety man to open the path for a long run. Had No. 44 stayed back, McDonald would have run behind the convoy provided by Harris (15).
VETERANS ARE OKLAHOMA'S STRENGTH
Strong, wise, and incredibly fast, the Sooner line will get the jump on the opposition both offensively and defensively. Linebacker Jerry Tubbs is probably the best at his trade in the nation; Tackle Ed Gray the same. The second unit is only a whisper less efficient than the seven starters, the next two units are good, too.
89 DON STILLER
73 ED GRAY
68 JOE OUJESKY
53 JERRY TUBBS
Tommy McDonald is as close to a sure bet for All-America as any halfback in college ball; and his running mate, Clendon Thomas, is rated even better by some scouts. Fullback Billy Pricer is a great linebacker, a deadly blocker and a thumping runner; Quarterback Jimmy Harris operates a potent T with skill and �lan.
25 TOMMY McDONALD
43 BILLY PRICER
35 CLENDON THOMAS
15 JIMMY HARRIS
A NEW PERSPECTIVE: NOTRE DAME
1 Here the football manikins show how Notre Dame—also a split-T team, but poor as Paddy's pig in experience—concentrates its offense around the versatile talents of its greatest asset: Quarterback Paul Hornung, who can run, pass and block with tremendous skill (see page 32). At the start of this play, Hornung (5) receives the ball from center and takes a quick step to his right to make the defense move in that direction, then fakes a handoff to his fullback, who is starting a wide sweep to the right, trailed by the left halfback. The right half is flanked.
2 Hornung (5) has completed his fake, tucked ball on his left hip and begun a leisurely canter away from the developing action. Fullback Jim Just (44) and Halfback Aubrey Lewis (23) are still faking right, and End Gary Myers (82) begins his move parallel to Hornung. The flanked half, Jim Morse (17), is going straight downfield to take the deep defense with him and End Dick Royer (84) is pulling defenders from the potential pass area.