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THE SKYLINE CONFERENCE
September 24, 1956
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September 24, 1956

The Skyline Conference

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1956 SCHEDULE (1955 score):

Sept. 15—at Drake, N (no game)
Sept. 22—Denver, N (6-39)
Sept. 29—at New Mexico, N (18-0)
Oct. 6—at Arizona, N (no game)
Oct. 13—at Montana (32-6)
Oct. 20—Colorado A&M (9-26)
Oct. 27—Brigham Young (47-21)
Nov. 3—Wyoming (13-21)
Nov. 10—Idaho at Boise (no game)
Nov. 22—at Utah (13-14)

MONTANA
MISSOULA, MONT.

COLORS: Copper, silver and gold.

BASIC OFFENSE: Modified split-T.

1955 RECORD: Won 3, lost 7.

LETTERMEN RETURNING: 15 of 29.

WATCH FOR: Terry Hurley, E; Stan Renning, G; Ivory Jones, T.

THE DOPE: The Grizzlies enter their second season under an old pro, Coach Jerry Williams, who was one of those lightning-quick halfbacks with both the Los Angeles Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles. Up at Missoula, Jerry is optimistic. "We should be much improved," he says, but mindful of his card in the coaches' union, he adds: "We are playing in a conference which is also greatly improved. The success or failure of our season will depend largely on the performance of our sophomores." The key question for the Grizzlies lies at quarterback, where lack of experience is most damaging. Junior Bray, who spelled last year's starter, will probably be the first choice. The ends are numerous and tested, the tackles are big and Williams has three good centers. At guard, those sophomores will have to carry the load. The Grizzlies will throw often, use their running principally to set up the passing game. This puts a heavy blocking load on the young guards and considerable responsibility on the quarterback. The veteran ends should offer good targets for Bray and his replacements.

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