The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State College, 1948 Page: 137
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The North Texas footballers ended the
season in the inaugural of the Salad Bowl
at Phoenix, Arizona, New Year's Day, los-
ing the classic to Nevada 6-13. The game
was hard fought all the way with the Eagles
taking the lead early in the first quarter as
they knocked some of the self-assurance out
of the Wolf Pack. With four minutes re-
maining in the second quarter. the Wolf
Pack came back with a 94-yard pass play
that netted a touchdown. The conversion
The Eagles refused to concede the Nev-
adans anything except the score as they
came slashing back, but each time the North
Texans threatened, the Wolf Pack forwards
would rise up in a tight defense that was
Early in the fourth period Nevada launch-
ed the final scoring thrust of the afternoon
as the Wolf Pack fullback, Ernie Zeno,
scored from a foot out on fourth down. The
Eagle forwards met the Nevada surge and
a huge pile-up resulted on the double stripe.
After spending some time untangling the
mass of players the officials found Zeno on
the ground just across the goal. The conver-
sion was not good, leaving the score 13-6
The Eagles pounded back along the come-
back trail late in the final stanza to Wolf
Pack territory where Quarterback Zeke Mar-
tin sailed a long pass downfield to End Joe
Abbey in the clear. But, the big end drop-
ped the pigskin and a few plays later the
Thus North Texas ended a successful sea-
son with one of the best season records in
their history, with ten wins in twelve starts.
Two Eagle ball carriers show the Nevada boys how it's done the Texas way.
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