SYRACUSE VS. PITT
Syracuse has a fine passer in Chick Zimmerman, but Pitt has two of them in Ivan Toncic and Bill Kaliden, who operate behind a harder charging line. I like PITT.
NAVY VS. NOTRE DAME
Notre Dame may have found the passing quarterback it needed so badly in George Izo. If so, I'm afraid the Irish are a mite too strong for the Middies. NOTRE DAME.
MICHIGAN STATE VS. WISCONSIN
The Spartans, having a time moving the ball these days, will be up against Dale Hackbart and a good Wisconsin team. This is my NCAA assignment on NBC-TV so I won't pick a winner.
NORTHWESTERN VS. OHIO STATE
Northwestern gave Iowa fits before losing, and Dick Thornton's long passes could bother Ohio State. But that tremendous Buckeye line will wear down the Wildcats. OHIO STATE.
OREGON STATE VS. CALIFORNIA
This game should decide one half of the Rose Bowl cast. I don't think State can stop Joe Kapp's running and passing as he leads the Bears closer to Pasadena. CALIFORNIA.
LSU VS. MISSISSIPPI
The best game of the day, between two sound and unbeaten teams. It will be LSU's offense testing Mississippi's defense, and Halfback Billy Cannon should make the difference. LSU.
FLORIDA VS. AUBURN
The Gators, off their performance against LSU, may be hard to skin, but Auburn is just too big and too tough. AUBURN.
CLEMSON VS. WAKE FOREST
After a sad "Big Thursday," the Tigers will come bouncing back against the surprising Deacons. CLEMSON.
TEXAS VS. SMU
The tough Texas defense, so brilliant in beating Oklahoma, seems to have gone to pieces and won't be able to handle the SMU aerial circus. SMU.
TCU VS. BAYLOR
Everybody beats everybody else in the Southwest Conference, but this one should go according to the book. In-and-out Baylor hardly figures to bother well-rested TCU.