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A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS
November 28, 1955
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November 28, 1955

A Roundup Of The Week's News

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Oklahoma , already picked to face Maryland in Orange Bowl, sent five different backs plunging over goal line, overpowered Nebraska 41-0 at Lincoln, Neb. to win tenth Big Seven crown, 28th consecutive victory.

Syracuse caught West Virginia with its spirits down, came from behind in second half on needle-point passing of Quarterback Eddie Albright and tremendous running of Jimmy Brown to catch faltering Mountaineers 20-13 at Morgantown, W. Va.

Pitt held Penn State's Lenny Moore to mere 10 yards, concentrated its power on ground to batter Nittany Lions 20-0 in snowstorm at University Park, Pa.

Yale turned fumble and intercepted pass into touchdowns, hammered out convincing 21-7 triumph over Harvard before 56,000 damp fans in Yale Bowl (see page 50) to create triple tie for Big Three honors as Princeton sneaked past Dartmouth 6-3 to take Ivy League crown.

Maryland swept to three touchdowns in first half, two by elusive Ed Vereb (giving him 16 for season), held off stubborn George Washington 19-0 at College Park, Md. to complete unbeaten season, then sat back to await Orange Bowl clash with powerful Oklahoma.

Texas Christian , ably directed by Quarterback Charlie Curtis, romped over Rice 35-0 at Fort Worth, clinched bid to represent Southwest Conference in Cotton Bowl.

Kentucky , keyed up for upset, abandoned passing game for rugged running attack led by Bob Dougherty, Bob Hardy and Don Netoskie, turned tables on unsuspecting Tennessee 23-0 in bruising battle at Lexington, Ky.

Chicago Bears's slippery Harlon Hill faked Detroit defenders out of their shoes to snare two third-quarter scoring passes from sharpshooting Ed Brown, led team to 24-14 win over Detroit Lions (their sixth straight) and clear possession of first place in Western Conference of National Football League.

Los Angeles Rams marched 71 yards in final minutes, sent Paul (Tank) Younger bulling over for touchdown to tie Baltimore Colts 17-17 but dropped to second place behind Bears.

Green Bay Packers staged whirlwind comeback to remain in race, tallied 14 points in last quarter to overtake San Francisco 49ers 27-21 at Milwaukee.

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