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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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THE MIDWEST

The Big Ten, year in and year out the best matched group of teams in the nation, produced its champion earlier than usual when Iowa stormed by Minnesota 28-6 to win the title and a bid to the Rose Bowl. Quarterback Randy Duncan, with two scoring passes, and fleet-footed Halfback Willie Fleming, who romped 46 and 63 yards, put the icing on the cake for the jubilant Hawkeyes.

Relegated to the list of also-rans were Northwestern's surprising Wildcats, who gave it the good fight before bowing to Wisconsin 17-13, and Purdue, tied by Ohio State 14-14 when bruising Buckeye Tackle Jim Marshall (see page 7) scored twice. In other games, Indiana End Earl Faison ran a blocked field goal back 92 yards to beat Michigan State 6-0; Illinois' Rich Kreitling snared three scoring passes to defeat Michigan 21-8.

Oklahoma sputtered but finally overcame Iowa State 20-0; Missouri swamped Colorado 33-9. The top three:

1. IOWA (6-0-1)
2. OKLAHOMA (6-1-0)
3. WISCONSIN (5-1-1)

THE SOUTH

LSU and Auburn, the two best teams in the South, finally exploded with all their might. LSU, striking from all over the field, manhandled Duke 50-18, and Auburn, finding an offensive spark in sub Halfback Jim Pettus (see page 10), rolled over Mississippi State 33-14.

Mississippi, beaten by LSU the last time out, poured it on Houston 56-7, while bowl-conscious North Carolina, still on the upbeat, clobbered Virginia 42-0.

There were even cheers for the smaller schools. Unbeaten Mississippi Southern aimed its big guns at North Carolina State and brought down the Wolfpack 26-14; Sewanee downed Washington and Lee 12-0 to remain undefeated. Chattanooga turned on Tennessee 14-6 for the first time in 51 years, bringing a promise from Coach Scrappy Moore: "I'll live today the rest of my life."

Georgia Tech moved past ponderous Clemson 13-0; Florida edged Georgia 7-6; Vanderbilt tied Kentucky 0-0 for its third muddy deadlock; Tulane beat Alabama 13-7; Florida State downed hapless Miami 17-6. The top three:

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