WISCONSIN VS. NORTHWESTERN
Northwestern has certainly been the surprise of the year but I don't think the Wildcats have the depth to stand up under their tough week-to-week Big Ten schedule. Quarterback Dale Hackbart and a big Badger line give the edge to WISCONSIN.
MINNESOTA VS. IOWA
Iowa's offensive variations, handled expertly by Quarterback Randy Duncan, will be too much for the poor Gophers. IOWA.
OHIO STATE VS. PURDUE
The Buckeyes can't seem to get moving offensively and their strong defense may not be able to contain Purdue's fast backs and line-busting Bob Jarus. PURDUE.
PITT VS. NOTRE DAME
No winner here because I'll be doing this NCAA telecast on NBC-TV, but it should be a dandy battle of quarterbacks as Pitt's Toncic and Kaliden match passes with Notre Dame's Izo and Williams.
PRINCETON VS. HARVARD
The Tigers are still in contention in the Ivy League while the Harvards slipped a notch against Penn. An even-up game, with a slight bulge to PRINCETON.
LSU VS. DUKE
A mob of good linemen and backs like Warren Rabb and Billy Cannon should keep the boys from the bayou unbeaten and untied on their way to the Sugar Bowl. LSU.
AUBURN VS. MISSISSIPPI STATE
Auburn has been cutting its margin mighty fine recently but I'll stick with the Tigers until some team finds a way to beat that big defense. State can't do it. AUBURN.
RICE VS. ARMY
A close one, but I doubt whether even an improving Rice club can tie up Army's Dawkins and Anderson long enough to win. ARMY.
SMU VS. TEXAS A&M
Don Meredith is back and the Mustangs are ready to kick up their heels again. The Aggies will find it difficult to defense against SMU's spread formations and Meredith's passing. SMU.
CALIFORNIA VS. UCLA
The only thing certain on the West Coast this year is that the unpredictable will happen. The Golden Bears need this one to stay within reach of the Rose Bowl, and Joe Kapp's superior passing should win for CALIFORNIA.