the results of this weekend's games
Kentucky vs. Georgia Tech
Kentucky figures to be well-balanced if somewhat inexperienced. But its offense will find Georgia Tech's solid defense too tough to pierce. Maxie Baughn, a 215-pound junior center, is the boy to watch in the Tech line. My pick is GEORGIA TECH.
Clemson vs. Virginia
Clemson has a great backfield, headed by all-league Quarterback Harvey White, and a veteran line, while Virginia, with a scarcity of veterans, must rebuild. CLEMSON will outman the Cavaliers.
Florida vs. Tulane
Florida will send out a strong line in front of 145-pound Quarterback Billy Dunn, who is a good runner and a better-than-average passer. Tulane has last year's fine freshman team, a good backfield and an adequate line. I pick FLORIDA in a close game.
Texas vs. Georgia
Texas has a fine nucleus, with Bobby Lackey the No. 1 choice to replace last year's great quarterback, Walt Fondren. Georgia is bothered by lack of depth and below-par ends despite an over-all improvement over last year. TEXAS is the choice.
Missouri vs. Vanderbilt
Missouri is considerably improved and sophomores give added backfield speed. Vanderbilt features Boyce Smith, a fine passer, and Tom Moore and Jim Butler, two fast halfbacks. I will be working this game on NBC-TV, so I'd rather not pick the winner until after the final whistle blows.
Kansas vs. TCU
TCU's very fine backfield, featuring Halfback Marvin Lasater, makes the Horned Frogs a good running team. Kansas is good enough in the backfield but has problems at the guards and tackles. I'll take TCU.
Penn State vs. Nebraska
With lettermen at every position and two-deep in the backfield, Penn State's prospects are good, and the Nittany Lions will have too much power for a Nebraska team which will have to rely mainly on last year's reserves and sophomores. PENN STATE to win.
Denver vs. Oklahoma State
The picture at Denver is bright, but the Pioneers are slow starters. Oklahoma State is greatly improved and two-deep in every position. Halfback Jim Wiggins and End Jim Woods should lead OKLAHOMA STATE to victory in NBC-TV's western regional game.
UCLA vs. Pittsburgh
UCLA will be one of the nation's best teams until eligibility runs out for six stars, including All-America End Dick Wallen. Pitt, after losing most of its interior line, may not be ready to test UCLA, which is my choice to win.