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December 23, 1957

Rose Bowl

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18 Clark, LH
22 Kremblas, QB
33 White, FB
35 Trivisonno, RH
58 Fronk, C
64 Thomas, RG
65 Jobko, LG
71 Schafrath, LT
76 Marshall, RT
84 Houston, LE
85 Brown, RE


16 Cannavino, RH
25 Okulovich, QB
36 Cisco, FB
44 LeBeau, LH
53 James, C
60 Spychalski, RG
67 Baldacci, LG
72 Martin, LT
78 A. Crawford, RT
87 Bowermaster, LE
88 Morgan, RE

Buckeye belly series most often sees Fullback White (3) taking the ball from Quarterback Kremblas (1) and driving through the center of the line. Quarterback moves a few steps with full-back, holding the ball against fullback's belly. The ball is either given or taken away and handed to the left half (4), who has driven across toward a right-side hole. Right end (5) and right half (2) block.


Coach Len Casanova has a better football team than lots of people think. It tied Oregon State for the PCC title and soundly drubbed an excellent UCLA team. Casanova has a history of stout defenses; this year's club allowed the fewest points in the PCC. The first backfield could stack up pretty well against any in the country. It is well drilled and, relying equally on running and passing, moved the ball against everyone it played. Jim Shanley and Jack Morris bring wonderful speed to it, and Jack Crabtree, while not the top Coast passer by a long shot, can hurt you on the short toss to Ends Ron Stover and J. C. Wheeler. The Webfoot problem is the second team which is not as good as the average college second team. So the Oregon hopes rest on the first unit's durability.


Jim Shanley
5 ft. 8 in., 170 lbs.
North Bend, Ore.
Casanova says: "He is the best back I've ever coached." Great runner from scrimmage or on punt or kickoff returns. Team's top scorer, rusher. Fast and extremely dangerous as pass receiver or deep down-and-out patterns. Does not pass himself. A superior defensive player.

Jack Crabtree
6 ft., 191 lbs.
Lakewood, Calif.
An able passer, he is especially effective on the quick look-in pass, thrown to the left end. In 10 games this fall he hit 55 of 99 pass attempts. Gets the ball away fast. Not a good runner but can move around and evade tacklers when he is back to pass. Plays safety position.

Jack Morris
6 ft., 188 lbs.
Medford, Ore.
Very fast but not a hard runner. He will seek to go around a defender rather than over him. Does not like rough going. He should be gang tackled as he is a threat when he sees light. First rate all-purpose kicker. Poor linebacker (right corner) and not at all a good tackier.

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