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THE EAST
September 21, 1959
Deficient in muscle power, the East has old rivalries, color
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September 21, 1959

The East

Deficient in muscle power, the East has old rivalries, color

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SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 3, lost 3, tied 3

SEPT. 26 at Delaware (8-7)
OCT. 3 at Cornell (no game)
OCT. 10 at Gettysburg (14-14)
OCT. 17 Tufts (no game)
OCT. 24 at Rutgers (13-44)
OCT. 31 Bucknell (35-14)
NOV. 7 VMI (7-7)
NOV. 14 at Davidson (no game)
NOV. 21 Lafayette (14-14)

MAINE
Orono, Me.
Colors: Blue and white

THE DOPE: The Black Bears have been chasing Connecticut for the Yankee Conference honors for the past few years, and even with 18 of 28 monogram winners on hand the task is imposing. A wobbly defense, caused by the loss of six first-string linemen, is Coach Harold Westerman's major worry. He will reconstruct around Tackle Harold Violette and is grooming both Tackle Tom Vassar and Fullback Dale Curry for duty at center. The loss of Quarterback Bob Pickett is another problem, and it looks as though Manch Wheeler will get the call. His main targets will be Ends Maurice Dore and Dave Kerry. Running will supply most of the offensive punch. Wayne Champeon spearheads a trio of bruising halfbacks that also includes Jack Welch and Gerry de Grandpre. Furnishing added ground power will be Fullback Bob Bragg. It will take a lot of good runs to offset a line that averages little more than 190 pounds.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 6, lost 2, tied 0

SEPT. 19 at Massachusetts (19-6)
SEPT. 26 at Rhode Island (37-8)
OCT. 3 Vermont (26-0)
OCT. 10 at New Hampshire (14-0)
OCT. 17 Connecticut (6-21)
OCT. 24 at Bates (40-0)
OCT. 31 at Colby (12-16)
NOV. 7 Bowdoin (37-0)

MASSACHUSETTS
Amherst, Mass.
Colors: Maroon and white

THE DOPE: The Redmen got their hides tanned under last fall's sun, and this year will be no more comfortable. Coach Charlie O'Rourke will have his braves charging from a wing T with flankers and will have much-improved John Conway sending out the smoke signals at quarterback. Conway is good on long passes, poor on short ones and is in need of receivers. Tom Delnickas has few peers in the Yankee Conference as a slashing halfback, and Roger Benvenuti should chip in with some assistance. Dick Hoss will crash up the middle from his fullback position. This rebuilt backfield shapes up fairly well, but O'Rourke will have to go with sophomores to plug the guard vacancies and, with just two senior regulars on the line, will experiment a lot. In all, the line is green and short on experience. The Redmen are improving in time to buck a tougher schedule but will have to wait until 1960 before they are a threat in the Conference.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 2, lost 6, tied 0

SEPT. 19 Maine (6-19)
SEPT. 26 at Harvard (no game)
OCT. 3 Delaware (14-28)
OCT. 10 at Connecticut (14-28)
OCT. 17 Rhode Island (8-24)
OCT. 24 at Northeastern (0-12)
OCT. 31 Boston U. (14-28)
NOV. 7 Brandeis (36-14)
NOV. 14 at New Hampshire (25-24)

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