WISCONSIN VS. IOWA
A battle between the Midwest's two best quarterbacks, Wisonsin's Dale Hackbart and Iowa's Randy Duncan, but the Badgers have the stronger defense. WISCONSIN.
PURDUE VS. MICHIGAN STATE
Purdue has a tendency to make too many mistakes, and the Boilermakers can't afford even one against the alert Spartans. Dean Look's running and greater depth make the choice MICHIGAN STATE.
MICHIGAN VS. NORTHWESTERN
North western's surprising Wildcats have chewed up three straight opponents, but they don't have the manpower to hold Michigan's multiple offense. MICHIGAN.
AUBURN VS. GEORGIA TECH
Auburn doesn't score much but neither does the opposition. Georgia Tech's wide-open stuff won't be good enough to dent the big and fast Tiger line. AUBURN.
KENTUCKY VS. LSU
Kentucky's pass defense needs mending, but the Wildcats have good backs and will be a real test for unbeaten LSU. Because this game is in Baton Rouge—a shade to LSU.
NORTH CAROLINA VS. MARYLAND
This is one Coach Jim Tatum likes to win, and he will have his sturdy Tar Heels fired up for Maryland, which sputtered badly against Texas A&M. NORTH CAROLINA.
SMU VS. RICE
Rice has come up with a fine passer in Al Harman, but the SMU line gives Don Meredith better protection, so I have to pick the Mustangs to make the Owls blink. SMU.
USC VS. CALIFORNIA
California's Joe Kapp is the best quarterback I have seen this year. He passes, runs and manipulates the Bear attack with finesse and will be too much for USC to handle. CALIFORNIA.
OREGON VS. WASHINGTON STATE
Oregon has the defense to control Washington State even if Bob Newman is healthy again. OREGON.
PENN STATE VS. BOSTON U.
This NCAA telecast game will be my assignment on NBC-TV, and it should be a good one to watch. I won't pick a winner. The question here is: Can BU's fine offense score against rough, tough Penn State?