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FOOTBALL'S 9TH WEEK
Compiled by Mervin Hyman
November 24, 1958
THE EAST
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November 24, 1958

Football's 9th Week

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9TH WEEK LEADERS
(NCAA Statistics)

SCORING

TD

PAT

FG

PTS.

Pete Dawkins, Army

12

2

0

74

Bill Austin, Rutgers

11

6

0

72

Bob White, Ohio State

11

0

0

66

RUSHING

R

YDS.

AVG.

Dick Bass, COP

152

1,037

6.8

Bob White, Ohio State

194

781

4.0

Dwight Nichols, Iowa St.

192

707

3.7

PASSING

A

C

PCT.

YDS.

TD

Ralph Hunsaker, Ariz.

166

92

.554

983

5

Randy Duncan, Iowa

151

91

.603

1,163

9

C. Milstead, Tex. A&M

134

74

.552

944

5

TOTAL OFFENSE

R

P

YDS.

C. Milstead, Tex. A&M

245

944

1,189

Randy Duncan, Iowa

19

1,163

1,182

Joe Kapp, California

540

591

1,131

TOTAL TEAM OFFENSE

PLAYS

YDS.

GAME AVG.

Iowa

568

3,197

399.6

Army

560

3,073

384.1

Air Force

612

2,974

371.8

TOTAL TEAM DEFENSE

PLAYS

YDS.

GAME AVG.

Auburn

403

1,149

143.6

Purdue

421

1,334

166.8

Army

503

1,430

178.8

THE EAST

Cornell's Ivy League balloon, pricked a week earlier by Brown, burst with a loud bang when it met Dartmouth's crunching ground attack in the mud and rain at Ithaca. Operating behind a big, fast and ferocious line that kept the pressure on the harried Big Red backs, Dartmouth shook loose hustling John Crouthamel (see below) for three touchdowns and went on to win 32-15 to set up a title showdown battle with Princeton next Saturday.

Princeton, meanwhile, made the psychological most of last year's hanky-waving defeat by Yale to turn on the poor Elis 50-14. The Tigers, up emotionally if not physically, sent Tailback Hugh Scott and Fullback Fred Tiley slashing through Yale's left side, passed over the heads of Eli defenders and kept the gates of mercy closed until they had achieved two objectives—revenge and their first Big Three crown since 1952. In other Ivy games, Brown got another great performance from Quarterback Frank Finney, who scored three touchdowns and passed for a fourth, to beat Harvard 29-22; Penn clobbered Columbia 42-0.

Syracuse kept the bowl ball rolling against Colgate, winning 47-0. But Holy Cross was not quite so fortunate and fell before determined Penn State 32-0.

Army, perhaps looking ever so little ahead to Navy, experienced some rough moments when a crashing Villanova line sent Halfback Bob Anderson to the sidelines for good midway in the first quarter and contained the Cadet attack. Halfback Pete Dawkins finally broke the spell with a dazzling 80-yard punt return and scored twice more to keep Army unbeaten 26-0. Navy, held to a 6-6 half-time tie, wore down eager George Washington to win 28-8.

In other games, Boston College squeaked past Boston U. 18-13; Connecticut rolled over Rhode Island 36-8 to win the Yankee Conference Bean Pot; Williams, trailing Amherst 7-6 in the last period, laid firm hands on the Little Three crown when Halfback Dan Rorke sprinted 74 yards to win for the Purple, 12-7; Buffalo held off Lehigh 34-26; Quantico Marines made the most of injured Halfback Bill Austin's absence to hand Rutgers its first defeat 13-12.

But the East was not without its unbeaten teams. Once-tied Hamilton won from Union 18-0 for its first undefeated season. Rochester downed RPI 34-7; Juniata beat Albright 33-12 for its fifth undefeated season in six years; California (Pa.) Teachers drubbed Washington and Jefferson 41-6. The top three:

1. ARMY (7-0-1)
2. SYRACUSE (7-1-0)
3. PITT (5-3-1)

THE MIDWEST

If ever there was any doubt as to the attrition of a Big Ten schedule, it was clearly demonstrated again last week when champion Iowa was toppled from the unbeaten ranks and fading Northwestern, which had gone so far with such slim prospects, was whomped by Purdue.

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