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PACIFIC COAST CONFERENCE
September 24, 1956
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September 24, 1956

Pacific Coast Conference

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1956 SCHEDULE (1955 score):

Sept. 22—at Colorado (6-13)
Sept. 29—Idaho (25-0)
Oct. 6—at UCLA, N (no game)
Oct. 13—at Washington (7-19)
Oct. 20—Stanford (7-44)
Oct. 27—at Pittsburgh (no game)
Nov. 3—at California (21-0)
Nov. 10—Washington State (35-0)
Nov. 17—USC at Portland (15-42)
Nov. 22—at Oregon State (28-0)

WASHINGTON
SEATTLE, WASH.

COLORS: Purple and gold.

BASIC OFFENSE: Split-T.

1955 RECORD: Won 5, lost 4, tied 1.

LETTERMEN RETURNING: 21 of 34.

WATCH FOR: George Strugar, T; Dick Day, T; Credell Green, B.

THE DOPE: The Huskies are so deep in good running backs that Coach Darren Royal will pick his starters on their defensive ability. Royal, who learned his football as a quarterback under Bud Wilkinson at Oklahoma, will field the only pure split-T attack on the Coast, but he has some rather pressing problems. His quarterback, 165-pound Al Ferguson, had relatively little game experience last year. The right side of the 1955 line—the stronger side—is gone. Punting, an important factor in the ball-control strategy of the split-T, is weak. The four Husky players declared ineligible by the PCC were seniors, and two of them—both linemen—did not even show up for practice this fall. So Royal's fine runners may be wasted behind a line unable to clear the way. On the credit side, harmony reigns on the practice field once again after a season of revolt under Coach John Cherberg. The Huskies, like a man recovering from a serious operation, are weaker but much more cheerful. If their backs get adequate help from the line, look out.

1956 SCHEDULE (1955 score):

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