WATCH FOR: Dick Belton, B; Don McRee, B; Tom Lee, T; Bill Gramley, E.
THE DOPE: Watch for the Wildcats to stage a wide-open aerial circus under the tutelage of their ringmaster, Coach William E. (Bill) Dole. Dole admits Davidson's running attack is the weak point in his offense, so he intends to capitalize on the magic arm of senior Quarterback Dick Belton. Last year Davidson broke the Southern Conference passing record set by Maryland in 1952. Here's how Dole sizes up Wildcat prospects for '56: "The success of our season will depend to a great extent on the development of replacements at center and guard. Our ends, tackles and backs have ample experience, and we will have two of the finest passers in the conference in Captain Dick Belton and Dyke Little, senior quarterbacks." But unless the Wildcats get their ground game moving, they will look only second rate against conference foes, even though the schedule was designed for winning.
1956 SCHEDULE (1955 score):
Sept. 21—Catawba at Charlotte, N (26-0)
Sept. 29—at The Citadel, N (6-2)
Oct. 6—at Presbyterian, N (7-16)
Oct. 13—at Wash. & Lee (no game)
Oct. 20—Stetson (25-13)
Oct. 27—VMI (21-7)
Nov. 3—Richmond (0-19)
Nov. 10—at Wofford, N (9-21)
Nov. 23—Furman at Charlotte, N (9-13)
WASHINGTON, D. C.
COLORS: Buff and blue.
BASIC OFFENSE: T.
1955 RECORD: Won 5, lost 4.
LETTERMEN RETURNING: 14 of 23.
WATCH FOR: Paul Thompson, E; Dave Lid-dick, T; Claude Austin, B; Ed Sakach, G.