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THE BORDER CONFERENCE
September 24, 1956
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September 24, 1956

The Border Conference

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WATCH FOR: Kenneth Ford, B; Charles Massegee, B; Connie Baird, E; Carlos Berry, E.

THE DOPE: The Cowboys, equipped with a pro-type passer, a pro-size line and an all-pro coaching staff headed by the unforgettable Sammy Baugh, appear to be bound for greener pastures. Baugh has taught some of his old aerial magic to Quarterback Kenneth Ford, who has been in the top 10 passers in the nation for the last two years. This year Ford should have more time to find receivers behind the blocking of a massive line which has 245-pound Rodeo-Performer Buddy Crockrell at one tackle and 230-pound Sophomore Burley Polk at the other. Ford throws to a pair of veteran ends and 155-pound Scat-back Charles Massegee, one of the football phantoms of the region. The team is deeper, but the schedule is tougher, too.

1956 SCHEDULE (1955 score):

Sept. 22—at Arkansas (no game)
Sept. 29—at Wichita, N (no game)
Oct. 5—at Geo. Washington, N (no game)
Oct. 20—-Arizona State (14-69)
Oct. 27—at Tulsa, N (19-41)
Nov. 3—at Texas Western, N (23-21)
Nov. 10—West Texas State, N (19-18)
Nov. 17—at College of Pacific, N (no game)
Nov. 24—New Mex. A&M, Carlsbad (39-0)
Dec. 1—Texas Tech (14-16)

TEXAS WESTERN
EL PASO, TEXAS

COLORS: Orange and white.

BASIC OFFENSE: Split-T.

1955 RECORD: Won 6, lost 2, tied 2.

LETTERMEN RETURNING: 18 of 27.

WATCH FOR: Kenneth George, G; Dick Forrest, E; Don Maynard, B; Bob Forrest, B.

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