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THE DOPE: The Bruins, even with a new coach and renovated offense, will have a hard time clawing their way to the top of the Ivy. Coach John McLaughry, who moved over from Amherst, will have just nine of 30 lettermen back. Elusive Wingback Bob Carlin and Tailback Ray Barry can both scamper with the ball. Each has a problem: Carlin to stay healthy; Barry to improve his passing. At fullback will be Paul Choquette, No. 2 rusher in the Ivy League, who has the power to go inside and the speed to go outside. Nick Pannes should fit well in the saddle at quarterback in a backfield that ranks with the best in the league. He is a nifty runner but only a so-so pass threat. Good as these backs are, they will be hampered by a jerry-built line headed by Tackle Tom Budrewicz and End Charlie Olobri, top all-round players. Unless these men get support, Brown will not match its fourth-place finish in 1958.
SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
SEPT. 26 Columbia (22-0)
THE DOPE: The Bisons, 1-8 last year, are not extinct. Leading the Herd in its attempt to stay alive is Quarterback Paul Terhes, winner of both the Middle Atlantic passing and total offense titles as a sophomore. Coach Bob Odell, who spent nine seasons tutoring Wisconsin backs, rates Terhes one of the niftiest in college ranks. The rest of the backfield is not so talented. To perk up the scoring punch, Odell will veer from the T and use a more diversified assault that will be filled with pass plays. A stickout in a slow-moving line is hustling Captain Larry Mathias, a sturdy center and linebacker. Vying for the vacated tackle jobs are Dick Bourdeau, Kirk Foulke and Bob Patzwell. Odell can only hope that End Dennie Cox and Center Tom Alexander will be recuperated from operations and that newcomers will produce. The Bisons will approach the .500 mark, but a real winning stampede is a year off.
SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
SEPT. 26 Gettysburg at Hershey, N (0-6)
THE DOPE: The Bulls' eye has been on the victory graph, and since 1954 there has been a steady raising of the eye as the line has climbed from a 2-7 record to last fall's 8-1, Improving this last mark will be tough, but the Bulls should level off at this plateau of success with a team that will be plenty strong. In fact, with just six seniors listed as starters, Coach Dick Offenhamer will have some good talent to carry over into 1960. Halfback Willie Evans, the lone senior starter in the backfield, is the mainspring in the running game, which is the impetus behind the offense. Quarterback Gordon Bukaty spearheads the split-T but is in need of trusty ends. Completing the backfield ensemble are Halfback George Maue and Fullback Tom MacDougall. Co-captains and standouts in a line that is solid from tackle to tackle are Guard Stan Kowalski and Tackle Sam Sanders. A fourth consecutive winning record seems imminent.