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Sept. 22—Ohio U., N (no game)
COLOR: Royal purple.
BASIC OFFENSE: Multiple T.
1955 RECORD: Won 6, lost 4.
LETTERMEN RETURNING: 18 of 31.
WATCH FOR: Bill Smithers, B; Dick Arcand, E; Ray Guerard, G; Joe Murphy, T; Dick Surrette, B; Dave Stecchi, E.
THE DOPE: The Crusaders are resting a lot of their hope for a successful season on the strength of Quarterback Bill Smithers' right knee. They had won five in a row in 1955 before he injured it in the first period of the Syracuse game. They then lost four of the remaining five. If Smithers' knee is sound Coach Eddie Anderson will be able to concentrate his energies on a wide-open attack with plenty of passing. Smithers can throw the ball well, and he has excellent receivers to shoot for. Best of these may be Dave Stecchi, a transfer from Fordham, where he was on the last freshman team. The main weakness will be inexperience. As in the Ivy League, the Crusaders have no spring practice, and Coach Anderson opines: "I'd feel a little more optimistic if we had had a spring practice, because I'll be doing some position-shifting." But spring practice or no, there is still plenty of reason for optimism. Holy Cross is amply provisioned with talent.
1956 SCHEDULE (1955 score):
Sept. 30—Dayton (13-7)