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Miss. State Deadlocked T. C. U. Humbled In their annual game at the Louisiana State Fair, Centenary ' s up and down Gentlemen played sixty minutes of scoreless football with Mississippi State ' s mighty Maroons. Before the season began, Mississippi State was picked as a possible number one team of the nation, but everything expected of them had not ma- terialized. On this day, however, they showed all the marks of a great team. For three quart- ers they kept the Gentlemen on the defensive, deep in Centenary territory. As the Maroons big guns blazed a new star was born for the Gentlemen. Big Jack May ' s brilliant work on the defense kept the Gentle- men in the game as time and again he inter- cepted passes and broke up running plays in backing the line. Mississippi State roundly out- played the Gentlemen those first three quarters and Linebacker Jack May is the big reason its players failed to convert their numerous ef- forts into points. In the last quarter, with " Grandma " Stone and " Weenie " Bynum showing fine form, the Gents offense began to function. The Gentlemen were the aggressors throughout that period. As the game ended they were held for downs on the State twenty-six-yard line For thrills, for drama, and for genuine enjoy- ment, the T. C. U. game was the spice of the 1937 schedule for Centenary followers. The Gentlemen scored a spectacular 10 to 9 victory over the Horned Frogs who were favored to win by almost any score they pleased. After this game Grantland Rice rated Centenary the best team in the Southwest. Centenary scored when Bynum tossed a short " sucker " pass to Huddleston over the heads of I Jt : ' V ' ' ones, tackle. Looney, end. Olzack, end. Partin, tackle. Lingo, back. May, center. Outzs, end. Patterson, end. ... ....-..■ . ..V- ' . W . the T. C. U. linemen who had been purposely allowed to break through the Centenary line. With Gentlemen doing a fine job of blocking, Huddleston raced un- touched for the touchdown. When the Gents were in trouble down on their own goal line and Bynum was forced to kick from behind it, O ' Brien caught the punt and raced through the Centenary team for a score. Birkleback had added the extra point for the Gents, but O ' Brien failed. One point behind, the Frogs moved down to the Gentle- men ' s eight-yard line, but were stopped there. O ' Brien moved back and made up for the kick he had missed earlier in the game. T. C. U. led, 8 to 6. (Continued on Page Seventy-eight) Bynum gets off for a nice gain against Texas Tech.
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Baylor Conquers, Arizona Subdued With the disappointment of the first home game forgotten, and with hopes of an undefeated season the Gentlemen went into the Baylor game. Students and fans, with their confidence restored in the team by their success on the road, crowded Centenary Stadium to see the Gents play their second Southwest Conference team. The Bay- lor Bears, riding the crest of a victory over their confer- ence champions, were not to be stopped by the ambitious Gentlemen. " Bullet " Bill Patterson, showing passing class that has made the Southwest famous, threw nine passes to com- plete seven of them. Before the half, three of them had gone for touchdowns and Baylor led by the final score, 20 to 0. Patterson was removed to the sidelines and the teams battled evenly for the remainder of the game. Once in the second half the Gents moved down to the Bruin eight-yard line, but faltered there. In a breath-taking game that developed into a scoring duel in the early minutes of play and ended with victory almost in the grasp of the losers, the G entlemen returned to winning ways with a victory over the Arizona Univer- sity Wildcats. The game was played in Tuscon, Arizona, before the largest crowd to ever witness a game there. Wfflmmms Gents and admirers off for California. Both teams scored soon after the opening gun. The Wildcats started it when Parker made a beautiful catch of a long forward pass from Smilinich, and raced with it for a touchdown. The Gentlemen chose to receive the kick-off and pulled one out of the bag when Stone returned the ball forty yards, and then tossed it to Rawlinson, who out- distanced the opposition to even up the score. The Gents took the lead when they com- pleted a drive down the field with a com- pleted pass to Huddleston, who stepped across the goal line. Bynum appeared to put the game on ice with a sixty-yard touch- down run, but the Wildcats pulled a prize out of the bag and scored from mid-field with a screen play. In the fading minutes of the game, Arizona completed a pass that carried the ball to the Gents two-yard line, and with a touchdown meaning victory for them, the gun sounded, ending the game. Huddleston makes a good gain behind the very effec- tive blocking of several linemen in the T. C. U. game. " Grandma " Stone makes iifeen yards against Missis- sippi State. Bradley and Zimmerman are giving him some good interference.
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Loyola Overthrows, Texas Tech Vanquishes The outstanding road trip of the season carried the Gen- tlemen to California where they played the Loyola Wolves of Los Angeles. Soon after this game was added to the schedule, the band and Maroon Jackets made plans to follow the team across the country. Beginning early in their attempt to finance the trip, they succeeded only a few hours before train time in raising the neces- sary amount. But when the train pulled out, they were all aboard. California sports writers made the Gentlemen heavy fav- orites to win the game, and when Al Beasley ran off left tackle for fifty-two yards and a score in the first quarter, it seemed that the Gents were in for a field day. But a fumble on the goal line gave Loyola a touchdown that tied the score. After this the Wolves became a different team. Their line stiffened and their offense started to gain ground. A nip and tuck battle was on. Through three quarters and into the final period the Gen- tlemen fought the Wolves up and down the field. In the last quarter they gave ground to a 57-yard march that gave the Wolves the game just before the final gun. The score, 14 to 7. In the roughest game to be played in Shreveport this year, the Gentlemen were handed a 7 to 2 defeat by the Gents, Sky High. Red Raiders of Texas Tech. The boys from Texas Tech showed plenty of willingness to mix it from the opening whistle, and on several occasions it seemed that open warfare would break out, but the roughness was kept under cover and the game went on. Uncovering a couple of good backs in Elmer Tarbox and Holmes, the Red Raiders showed a fine running attack. Their touchdown came in the first half, on a wide end run by Tarbox. It was Lewis Bradley who broke through the Tech line in the final period, to tackle Tarbox behind the goal line and give the Gents their points. T. C. U. HUMBLED (Contin ued From Page Seventy-seven) With the game in the last quarter, the Gents began a desperate drive down the field. T. C. U. ' s line stiffened and the back field batted down passes to stop the drive on the Frogs ' twenty-three line. Birkleback became the hero of the day when he booted it over the cross bar for three points and victory. The game ended soon afterwards with Fullback Ed White- hurst making a one-man assault on the T. C. U. line. Taking the ball time after time he gained ground with crushing line plunges. Partin covers a tumble in the T. C. U. game. Beasley taking oii ioi a nice gain against the Frogs.
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