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PATTERSON End HILL End CROWLEY Tackle Jake Hanna. flashing the form that carried him to dizzy heights in 1927, scored two of the five touchdowns credited to his team. The victory of the Gents was practically a settled fact for the fans even before the game was started, but they got plenty of thrills from the sensational playing of Alvin Brown. With Capt. Willis. Patterson, and Younger playing outstanding football in the line the backfield en- countered little trouble in scoring. The Gents turned in sixteen first downs in com- parison to their opponents ' four. Patterson and Hanna showed outstanding ability at reaching up and pulling in fast passes. An aspiring underdog gave Southwestern football fans one of the most up- setting turn-ins of the season when the Gents defeated the highly praised Baylor Bears 27-12. The Bears, undefeated in five contests and with a record of 213 points, were overwhelming favorites to win but the plucky Gents were determined not to be defeated in three consecutive games with members of the Southwestern Conference. The Gentlemen marched over the Bears in every respect. Pase One Hundred Eight
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■■■■■:■■ . ... ■ THOMPSON Tackle NOLAN Half Back Longhorns, the Gents went into battle greatly handicapped and emerged with the little end of a 28-0 score. The Frogs scored their first touchdown in the opening quarter strictly by hopping from spot to spot after getting a good start on an eight yard pass. Hanna and Ruyle for the Gents made several beautiful gains but were so handicapped by injuries that it was impossible for them to cross the goal line. The afternoon ' s game was rather disheartening to the Gents. However, they had a better punting average than the Frogs, the Centenary average being 37 yards whereas the Frogs averaged 33 yards. Using practically no deception and relying on a straight running attack and overhead play the Gentlemen rolled up a 35-0 victory over the Sam Houston Teach- ers of Huntsville to shatter their losing streak and to cross the goal line for the first time since the game with the East Texas Teachers from Commerce in their opening «;ame. Page One Hundred Seven
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MORAN End HANNA Quarterback BALTER Guard BROWN End Baylor opened its bag of tricks wide in a futile attempt to stay the tide of battle but their coaches were unab.e to shake enough tricks from the proverbial bag to succeed. The Gents ' front wail functioned in a way to make Stonewall Tacks m drop his sabre in envy. Capt. Willis, Sid Baiter and Patterson performed beauti- fully, while Jake Hanna displayed one of the best diversified attacks ever seen in this section of the country. The Centenary Gents got only a scoreless tie out of their contest vviih ;. e Henderson Teachers of Arkadelphia, when the two met at the Louisiana State Fair because they found just six inches too much territory to cover when thrown against a band of scrapping little warriors. Though the game was a great display of de- fensive football on both sides it was not without its thrills. In the first half Ruyle, who was for the time Centenary ' s best ground gainer, got through the line of scr m- mage and started for the goal line. Two members of the opposing team caused him considerable worry and even succeeded in stopping him after he had covered 10 Page One Hundred Nine te ■■
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