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FOOTBALL'S 3RD WEEK
Compiled by MERVIN HYMAN
October 13, 1958
THE EAST
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October 13, 1958

Football's 3rd Week

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3RD WEEK LEADERS
(NCAA statistics)

SCORING

TD

PAT

FG

PTS.

Pete Dawkins, Army

6

0

0

36

Calvin Bird, Kentucky

5

2

0

32

Bob Harden, Iowa St.

5

0

0

30

RUSHING

R

YDS.

AVG.

Dick Bass, COP

41

427

10.4

Don Perkins, N. Mex.

45

276

6.1

Neil MacLean, Wake Forest

63

263

4.2

PASSING

A

C

PCT.

YDS.

TD

Bob Newman, Wash. St.

71

46

.648

482

6

Reece Whitley, Virginia

70

37

.529

459

2

Dick Norman, Stanford

58

29

.500

226

1

TOTAL OFFENSE

R

P

YDS.

Reece Whitley, Virginia

61

459

520

Dick Bass, COP

427

52

479

Bob Newman, Wash. St.

=40

482

442

TOTAL TEAM OFFENSE

PLAYS

YDS.

GAME AVG.

Army

156

1,030

515.0

COP

116

916

458.0

Washington St.

207

1,173

391.0

TOTAL TEAM DEFENSE

PLAYS

YDS.

GAME AVG.

Auburn

90

114

57.0

Purdue

88

254

127.0

Mississippi St.

93

257

128.5

THE EAST

Penn State got a firsthand view of Army's dazzling new winged T, came away convinced that the Cadets were just short of something out of Mars after a bewildering first half and a 26-0 defeat. With End Bill Carpenter lingering some 15 yards away from the play and acting as both decoy and receiver, swift Pete Dawkins and Bob Anderson ran the Penn State 5-4 defense dizzy when Quarterback Joe Caldwell wasn't throwing the ball with unerring accuracy. Caldwell completed 3 out of 3 in the first half, pitching 55 and 72 yards to Carpenter and Dawkins for touchdowns. Dawkins and Bob Anderson added the other scores on short plunges before the Army attack clammed up in the second half.

Navy, so unimaginative a week earlier, took the wraps off Quarterback Joe Tranchini, who completed 18 out of 27 passes, three into the arms of eager receivers for touchdowns, to lead the Middies to a 28-14 victory over unsuspecting Boston U.

Brown and Yale traded touchdowns all afternoon, but Brown had the last word, scoring twice in the final quarter to beat the Elis 35-29. Fullback Paul Choquette's power lunges and Quarterback Frank Finney's sleight of hand kept Yale off balance while sub Quarterback Nick Pannes came up with the clincher, a 7-yard pass to Jack Cronin in the final minutes. In other Ivy League games, Princeton opened defense of its title by whomping Columbia 43-8; contender Dartmouth held off Penn 13-12; Cornell outscored Harvard 21-14.

Tom Greene, a handy-handed quarterback, brought Holy Cross all the way back against Syracuse in the last period, bulling over from the 3-yard line and then adding a two-point conversion for a 14-13 triumph.

Bill Austin, a talented young man with a flair for doing everything well, scored two touchdowns himself, added a third on a pass, was the most able defender on the field as he carried Rutgers past Colgate 21-7.

In the East's biggest upset, Villa-nova's Jim Grazione ran for two scores, pitched for another to beat Boston College 21-19. The top three:

1. ARMY (2-0)
2. PITT (3-0)
3. NAVY (2-0)

THE SOUTH

Clemson probed Maryland's heavy outside defense without success in the first half, later switched to an unbalanced line and power charges and waited for the right moment to uncork the big play. The time came late in the third quarter when Quarterback Harvey White, with first and 10 in mid-field, dropped a wobbly pass within easy reach of Wyatt Cox on the 25 and the Tiger end went all the way for an 8-0 victory. Clemson Coach Frank Howard quipped: "The Terps came close, but coming close don't count except in horseshoes."

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