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September 21, 1959

The South

Fans may not like it, but rugged defenses rule down in Dixie

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SEPT. 19 Clemson (21-26)
SEPT. 26 at Notre Dame (24-34)
OCT. 3 North Carolina State (14-21)
OCT. 10 South Carolina (6-0)
OCT. 17 at Maryland (27-0)
OCT. 24 at Wake Forest (26-7)
OCT. 31 Tennessee (21-7)
NOV. 6 at Miami, N (no game)
NOV. 14 Virginia (42-0)
NOV. 21 at Duke (6-7)

Raleigh, N.C.
Colors: Red and white

THE DOPE: The Wolfpack rooters created an effigy of Coach Earle Edwards last December, but he was not hanged. Instead, he was praised for the amazing spirit he injected in his always-crippled team. Believing that the bad luck is behind and that the promising talent will come through, Edwards is optimistic. He has lettermen for every job except quarterback, and there he has Roman Gabriel, a sophomore labeled with scores of laudatory adjectives. Gabriel will keep Ends Dick Drexler and George Vollmar busy with passes. Bernie Latusick and Ron Podwika will be at the backfield corners and Arnold Nelson at fullback in a fast-moving offense. Foremost of the linemen is mammoth Dick (Tiny) Reynolds, a massive 6-foot-5, 260-pound tackle. The spirit is willing, but it will require fast development on the part of some inexperienced players if the Wolfpack is to be tough enough for the schedule.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 2, lost 7, tied 1

SEPT. 19 Va. Tech at Norfolk, N (14-14)
OCT. 3 at North Carolina (21-14)
OCT. 10 at Clemson (6-13)
OCT. 17 Wake Forest, N (7-13)
OCT. 24 Duke (13-20)
OCT. 31 Wyoming (no game)
NOV. 7 Miss. Southern at Mobile (14-26)
NOV. 13 at UCLA, N (no game)
NOV. 21 at South Carolina (7-12)
DEC. 5 at Maryland (6-21)

Colors: Red and blue

THE DOPE: The Spiders, with 17 of 22 lettermen to help spin their web, still don't feel confident of their prospects, although 1958 was almost a big success. Four properly placed touchdowns last season would have reversed a 3-7 won-and-lost record. As it is, Coach Ed Merrick will have a strong first-half club but will be short on relief help. This veteran Southern Conference squad will be strong at the ends, fast in the backfield and tough to score against. Center Chuck Boone and Tackle Fred Caravetta are particular points of strength in the defensive line. The passing department may go through a state of flux before Frank Gagalino, Dick Curl or Mel Rideout wins the quarterback job. There are great expectations for the running game, what with Halfbacks Dave Ames and Earl Stoudt set to go long and wide and Fullbacks Pat Lamberti, who doubles as a tackle, and John Boggs able to go short and up the middle.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 3, lost 7, tied 0

SEPT. 19 at Dayton, N (12-13)
SEPT. 26 at West Virginia (22-66)
OCT. 3 VMI at Portsm'th, Va., N (6-12)
OCT. 10 Davidson, N (27-22)
OCT. 17 at Citadel, N (20-0)
OCT. 24 at Florida State, N (no game)
OCT. 31 at Virginia Tech (23-27)
NOV. 7 George Washington (26-6)
NOV. 14 Furman (no game)
NOV. 26 William & Mary (15-18)

Columbia, S.C.
Colors: Garnet and black

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