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Fans may not like it, but rugged defenses rule down in Dixie
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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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THE DOPE: The Bulldogs have not been getting many victory bones to chew on but this season may be able to dine at the Club .500. Doing so will be difficult. Defensively it will depend greatly upon End Tom Hemingway and Tackle Jim Gulliford, the co-captains. Quarterback Jerry Nettles will be charged with the responsibility of getting the offense going, but his biggest problem—a shortage of good receivers—is something he cannot control. Coach Ed Teague's split-T land attack will rely to a large extent upon Fullback Barry Thomas, a husky 220-pounder. Speedy Bob Daugherty and Bill Hughes will do most of the work at the halfback slots. The Bulldogs will have an improved defense and a better running game, and this should enable them to fatten up on a few surprised opponents. Injuries to any of their meal tickets, however, would probably result in another rather lean diet for the Bulldogs.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 4, lost 6, tied 0

SEPT. 19 Newberry, N (0-16)
SEPT. 26 at Florida State, N (no game)
OCT. 3 Davidson, N (6-8)
OCT. 9 Wofford at Orangeb'g, S.C. (6-18)
OCT. 17 Richmond, N (0-20)
OCT. 24 Furman (24-6)
OCT. 31 at William & Mary (no game)
NOV. 7 Presbyterian (38-0)
NOV. 14 at VMI (14-6)
NOV. 21 at West Virginia (no game)

Clemson, S.C.
Colors: Purple and orange

THE DOPE: The Tigers are licking their chops after a tasty season flavored with eight wins. They should have another feast, presenting Coach Frank Howard with his sixth consecutive victorious season. The men who may assist the Tigers to another Atlantic Coast Conference championship will be Quarterbacks Harvey White and Lowndes Shingler, sharp passers who can also pick up yardage on the ground. Fullback Doug Cline grinds out over four yards a try, and adding further spice to the attack will be Halfbacks Bill Mathis (4.1 average) and George Usry (4.8). Usry is also the top pass receiver. A well-balanced offense will depend to a large extent upon the pass catching of Ends Sam Anderson and Gary Barnes. Lou Cordileone, a 240-pound tackle, is a defensive pillar in a strong line. With 21 lettermen on tap, Clemson will be a highly seasoned club that will give indigestion to most of its foes.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 8, lost 2, tied 0

SEPT. 19 at North Carolina (26-21)
SEPT. 26 at Virginia (20-15)
OCT. 3 at Georgia Tech (0-13)
OCT. 10 North Carolina State (13-6)
OCT. 22 at South Carolina (6-26)
OCT. 31 at Rice, N (no game)
NOV. 7 Duke (no game)
NOV. 14 Maryland (8-0)
NOV. 21 Wake Forest (14-12)
NOV. 28 at Furman (36-19)

Davidson, N.C.
Colors: Red and black

THE DOPE: The Wildcats have discovered, unhappily, that good things sometimes go in small packages. In their case it was seven lettermen, including both starting guards and halfbacks, who went out into the world with their diplomas. For Coach Bill Dole this means a lot of rebuilding. On defense the team will be about equal with last year's squad. On offense the Wildcats will be slowed down. Minus Paul Barbee, who led in rushing, punting and kickoff and punt returns, the attack will suffer. Halfbacks Dave McCullough and George Hart are the question marks. Dependables such as Fullback Dave Warden, who is a steady gainer, and Quarterback Charlie Benson, an improved left-handed passer, will bear the load. A surprise scoring punch last year came from the defense. Bruce Usher, defensive center, won two games with his kicks and set a distance record for Southern Conference field goals, booting one 38 yards.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 5, lost 4, tied 0

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