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FOOTBALL'S 8TH WEEK
Compiled by Mervin Hyman
November 17, 1958
THE SOUTHWEST
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November 17, 1958

Football's 8th Week

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8TH WEEK LEADERS

(NCAA Statistics)

SCORING

TD

PAT

FG

PTS.

Bill Austin, Rutgers

11

6

0

72

Dick Bass, COP

10

4

0

64

Ron Burton, Northwestern

10

4

0

64

RUSHING

R

YDS.

AVG.

Dick Bass, COP

129

926

7.2

Bill Austin, Rutgers

134

663

4.9

Don Perkins, New Mexico

108

620

5.7

PASSING

A

C

PCT.

YDS.

TD

Ralph Hunsaker, Ariz.

141

77

.546

887

4

Buddy Humphrey, Baylor

131

72

.550

740

3

Rich Mayo, Air Force

121

71

.587

740

7

TOTAL OFFENSE

R

P

YDS.

Bill Holsclaw, Va. Tech

191

899

1,090

Charles Milstead, Texas A&M

225

779

1,004

Dick Longfellow, W. Va.

209

785

994

TOTAL TEAM OFFENSE

PLAYS

YDS.

GAME AVG.

Iowa

496

2,770

395.7

Army

490

2,751

393.0

Air Force

528

2,588

369.7

TOTAL TEAM DEFENSE

PLAYS

YDS.

GAME AVG.

Auburn

360

975

139.3

Purdue

377

1,143

163.3

North Texas State

430

1,484

185.5

THE SOUTHWEST

For better than 59 minutes, Rice's fired-up Owls showed they were singularly unimpressed by awesome Army. Their forwards treated Pete Dawkins and Bob Anderson like mere mortals, holding them to a combined gain of 19 yards, and the Owls were ready, even willing, to settle for a 7-7 tie. But with only 58 seconds remaining, Dawkins grabbed Quarterback Joe Caldwell's perfect middle-alley pass on the dead run and churned through the haze of humidity-drenched Rice Stadium to complete a 64-yard touchdown play for a 14-7 victory.

Meanwhile, back in the Southwest Conference, pass-happy SMU moved up to challenge first-place TCU and Rice. With Quarterback Don Meredith (see above) hale and hearty again after early-season miseries, the Mustangs pranced over Texas A&M 33-0. Texas, nearly pitched into oblivion by Baylor's Buddy Humphrey, pulled itself together to beat the Bears 20-15. TCU routed Marquette 36-8. The top three:

1. TCU (6-1-0)
2. RICE (4-3-0)
3. SMU (4-3-0)

THE EAST

Pittsburgh, with its early 15-0 lead scuttled by the pro-efficient passing of Notre Dame's George Izo (18 of 26 for 332 yards and two touchdowns), were all but beaten 26-22 with six minutes to play. But the Panthers went on the prowl and pulled out a 29-26 victory when Quarterback Bill Kaliden, rolling out behind a horde of crashing blockers, hustled over from the five-yard line with 11 seconds to go. Oldtimers agreed it was the greatest cliff hanger in the 35-year-history of Pitt Stadium.

Picking up the scent of Orange blossoms, Syracuse gave all hands a go at poor Boston U., rumbling past the futile Terriers 42-0 to move a step closer to a New Year's Day date in Miami.

Brown tied the Ivy League in a neat little knot, knocking Cornell from its lofty perch 12-8 and into a three-way deadlock with Princeton and Dartmouth. A hard-charging Bruin line rushed Cornell's Quarterback Tom Skypeck all afternoon and provided more than adequate protection for its own Quarterback Frank Finney, who passed for both Brown touchdowns. Among the other Ivies, Princeton called gambling Charlie Ravenel's bluffs to beat Harvard 16-14; Dartmouth hardly drew a deep breath while whipping Columbia 38-0; Penn set down Yale 30-6.

Navy found a crunching fullback in Joe Matalavage (see page 10) as the Middies beat Maryland 40-14; Quarterback Tommy Greene ran and passed Holy Cross to a 20-0 win over Colgate; unbeaten Rutgers outscored Lafayette 18-0. The top three:

1. ARMY (6-0-1)
2. SYRACUSE (6-1-0)
3. PITT (5-2-1)

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