Centenary College of Louisiana - Yoncopin Yearbook (Shreveport, LA)

 - Class of 1939

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OVERTHROW THE COWBOYS It seemed that the pass jinx had caught hold of the Gents and had doomed them for another defeat when Hardin-Simmons scored first with a passing attack that originated on the Gents ' forty-four yard line. But when the air raiders were again threatening to score, Weenie Bynum hooked the ball out of the air and galloped ninety yards down the sidelines for the first Centenary score and the turning point in the ball game. With Birkleback, Bynum, and Whitehurst turning on the power the Gents scored twice more be- fore the Cowboys could start another offensive drive that would net points. They scored again just before the half but the Gents, relying on the line plunging ability of Ed Whitehurst, retaliated with another touchdown in the third quarter to end the scoring for the day and give the Gentlemen a 26 to 13 victory. Hardin-Sim- mons had gone undefeated during the past season and it was quite a feat for the Gentlemen to take them. Coach Cobb limbers up the Gents be ore a game

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The boys tangle up in the De Paul massacre . . . Louisiana Tech gets up in the air, but to no avail After this conquest the Gents caught a train to Fort Worth for a game with Texas Christian University, rated as possessing the best team in the nation. The Frogs outdid themselves in living up to their reputation and set the fireworks off against the Gents. Never has an underdog fought harder to upset a favored rival than the Gents fought in the Texas Cowtown, but victory was not in the books for the Gentlemen that day, and handicapped by team injuries and the lack of several hundred loyal supporters who were delayed on their trip to Fort Worth, the Horned Frogs won by two beautiful passes from the hands of Ail-American Davey O ' Brien. The first soared for thirty-five yards in the air and was carried for thirty yard more to a sixty-five touchdown. Another thirty-yard pass and twenty- yard run carried the Frogs to the Gents three-yard line where the most powerful team in the nation had to try three times before it could make the yardage for the score. All the scoring was in the first half, after that the Gents held their own against the man moun- tain Frogs. Barrie BlRKLEBACK bowerman Bradley Bynum Clark



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Bynum is tackled after an end run in (he Arizona game After stopping the one man attack of Southwestern ' s Gaylon Smith the Gents pushed over a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to win a hard earned 6 to victory in Memphis, Tennessee. In bottling up Smith the Gents did something that no other team had been able to do in two years and something no other team did the remainder of the season. Weenie Bynum had one of his greatest days as he matched the famous Smith yard for yard from the line of scrimmage and it was his hard runs that set the Gents in scoring position for Whitehurst to cross the line for points. McCrary Manson Mayeaux May Pass defense conscious and travel weary the Gentlemen traveled to Waco to battle the Golden Baylor Bears. Bullet Bill Patterson and his mates mixed running and passing attack proved too good for the Gents and they pushed over two touchdowns and added both extra points to take the Gentle- men 14 to 0. The Maroon and White gave all they had against Ole Miss at Oxford to come from behind and lead the Rebels 14 to 12 at the half. But the team that had defeated the L.S.U. Tigers proved too much for the Gents and rolled up a 47 to 14 score to give the Gents their worst beating in many years.

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