KENTUCKY VS. AUBURN
Kentucky's Bobby Cravens is one of the South's top halfbacks, but I can't see any team running much against that rough and tough Auburn line. The Tigers are still the class of the South. AUBURN.
GEORGIA TECH VS. TENNESSEE
Two evenly matched clubs. Georgia Tech rarely ever beats itself and is the pick over a rugged group of Volunteers who are still searching for a real attack. GEORGIA TECH.
VANDERBILT VS. CLEMSON
The Commodores, strong in the middle but thin in reserves, won't be able to cope with a mobile Clemson line which provides Quarterback Harvey White with fine protection for his passing. CLEMSON.
ARMY VS. NOTRE DAME
Army's "lonesome end" gives the defense plenty to worry about and sets up Pete Dawkins and Bob Anderson for those quick bursts through the tackles. The Irish are long on power but haven't shown much finesse on attack. ARMY.
MICHIGAN STATE VS. PITT
Both have comparable first teams, but Michigan State, with one of the nation's finest backfields, packs too much depth and will be the first to tame the Panthers. MICHIGAN STATE.
MICHIGAN VS. NAVY
Michigan, impressive against Michigan State, will have to stop the passing of Navy's Joe Tranchini. I think they can do it. MICHIGAN.
ILLINOIS VS. OHIO STATE
I'll be doing this NCAA telecast game on NBC-TV, so I won't pick a winner—but Illinois lacks a quarterback who can get a sustained attack going, while Ohio State has the backs and the defenders.
WISCONSIN VS. PURDUE
Two big, fast lines with better quarterbacking by Wisconsin's Dale Hackbart and Sid Williams making the difference. WISCONSIN.
OKLAHOMA VS. TEXAS
The new Oklahoma razzle-dazzle sputtered badly against Oregon, but the Sooners have too much power and deception for Texas. OKLAHOMA.