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.
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M'west City, Okla.
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HALFBACK-TO-HALFBACK PASS IS CAUGHT BY JIM CARPENTER
END DAVE BAKER GRABS LONG TOSS FROM CHICK ZIMMERMAN