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ORANGE BOWL
December 22, 1958
Two plodding teams with little guile and much power will try to run over and through one another. A surprise pass might win it
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December 22, 1958

Orange Bowl

Two plodding teams with little guile and much power will try to run over and through one another. A surprise pass might win it

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1958 RECORD

47

W. VIRGINIA

14

6

OREGON

0

14

TEXAS

15

43

KANSAS

0

40

KANSAS ST.

6

23

COLORADO

7

20

IOWA ST.

0

39

MISSOURI

0

40

NEBRASKA

7

7

OKLA. ST.

0

OKLAHOMA
A rugged defense has been the long suit for the 1958 Sooners, who were again one of the nation's great teams. At the start of the season it looked as if Coach Bud Wilkinson was going to open up his offense, but after the loss to Texas he went back to the grind-'em-out split-T with Fullback PRENTICE GAUTT, Oklahoma's first Negro player, carrying most of the load up the middle. Among a number of light and fast halfbacks who can both run and pass on the wide option, BREWSTER HOBBY is the most dangerous. Typical of the lean, tough players Wilkinson favors is End ROSS COYLE, a good receiver and dependable blocker, whose lack of weight is his only handicap. Center BOB HARRISON is a superb linebacker and as good an offensive center as there is in college ball. First-string Quarterback Dave Baker was dropped from college after the season ended but will be ably replaced by Sophomore BOB CORNELL and Junior BOB BOYD.

32
BREWSTER HOBBY

R. HALFBACK
5 ft. 9 in., 175 lbs.
M'west City, Okla.

38
PRENTICE GAUTT

FULLBACK
5 ft. 11 in., 196 lbs.
Oklahoma City

54
BOB HARRISON

CENTER
6 ft. 2 in., 211 lbs.
Stamford, Texas

84
ROSS COYLE

LEFT END
6 ft. 3 in., 186 lbs.
Marlow, Okla.

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