In their most ambitious schedule to date, the Cougar football warriors
won five and-lost five. But the record of wins and losses, respectable
as it is ift light of the opposition, is no fair criterion of the success of 1951.
True, they lost to mighty Baylor, which was later to play in the Orange
Bowl against Georgia Tech. But the Cougars went on to enter and win
their first bowl game over Dayton in the Salad Bowl. In the regular season they beat the Texas Tech Raiders, who later defeated T.C.U.'s Southwest Conference Champs and themselves became Border Conference champions. Triumphs over North Texas, Oklahoma A&M, Hardin-Simmons,
and Detroit were also impressive. Not the least of Cougar glories of 1951
was the emergence of Gene Shannon as one of the nation's outstanding
running backs and the brightest star ever to wear a Cougar uniform. The
1952 squad has much to live up to — but the record of 1951 promises
no good to such stalwarts as Texas A&M, Oklahoma A&M, Baylor, Wyoming, Arkansas, Tulsa, Mississippi, and the others on the schedule of
the 1952 season.
Quarterback Bobby Clatterbuck and Coach
Clyde Lee, head football coach.
Front row, left to right: Walker, Barbee, Van Haverbeke, McKusker, Holloway, Owens, O'Hara, Roddy, Rister, P. Carr. Second row: Armintor. Linklater, Haas, Collier, Chambers, Clark, James, Cowen, S. Carr, Lackey, Ramsey, Petty, Miller, Coach
Lee, Coach Simmons, Coach Cooper, Coach Hill. Third row: Coach Evans, Ausley, Echnefelder, Brown, Kelly, Carl, Hopson,
Kramr, Ralson, Sugarek, Chuoke, Bogan, Burton, Matzke, Giles, Golden, Gregory, Shannon, Rogers, Carroll, Bidwell, Mittag,
Hampel, Clatterbuck, Gillioz, Gwin, Grierson. Fourth row: King, Howton, Bradley, Griffith, Durrenberger, Lutringer, Snok-
haus, Bailes, Snelson, McWhirter, Welch. Fifth row: Bilbo, Pridgeon, Baldridge, Reese, McConaughey, Dietrich, Daw, Johnson, Merryman.