beaten by Detroit 20-7, backed into NFL Eastern Division title after Pittsburgh
upset New York Giants 21-10, but biggest coup was engineered in San Francisco,
where 49er Rookie Quarterback John Brodie tossed 14-yard scoring pass to Hugh
McElhenny, with 46 seconds lo go, to overhaul Baltimore 17-13 and throw Western
Division standings into three-way tie for first (see page 14). Other results:
Los Angeles 42- Green Bay 17; Chicago Bears 14- Chicago Cards 6; Washington
42- Philadelphia 7.
Notre Dame fairly
bristled as it outroughed and outscored SMU 54-21 at Dallas but couldn't stop
talented Mustang Sophomore Don Meredith from completing seven of 15 passes for
new national accuracy record of .696. At Miami, another amazing sophomore,
Miami's little Fran Curci, pitched and ran Hurricanes to 28-13 victory over
selectors, puffed up with season-end football intelligence, engaged in annual
name-dropping free-for-all, managed to agree unanimously on Texas A&M
Halfback John Crow and Auburn End Jimmy Phillips. Herewith consensus of top
seven teams—AP, UP, INS, NEA, NBC, Look (Football Writers Association),
Football Coaches Association: Phillips and UCLA's Dick Wallen, ends; Iowa's
Alex Karras and Kentucky's Lou Michaels, tackles; Oklahoma's Bill Krisher and
Ohio State's Aurelius Thomas, guards; Michigan State's Dan Currie, center;
Crow, Michigan State's Walt Kowalczyk, Rice's King Hill ( NFL bonus choice of
Chicago Cards), Army's Bob Anderson, backs.
eager-beaver young (33) coach who learned his trade at knee of Georgia Tech's
Bobby Dodd, became latest contract-jumper, leaving Missouri after one season on
three-year contract to succeed Jack Mitchell (who moved to Kansas), at
Arkansas. The bait: five-year contract at $15,000 per year. Most adept jumper:
Paul (Bear) Bryant, who has been making vast checkerboard of coaching career,
from Texas A&M to Alabama.
Argentina's busy little world flyweight champion, spent first two rounds trying
to solve Challenger Young Martin's puzzling southpaw style, finally sent over
crushing right, to jaw to win by KO in third before 50,000 at Buenos Aires.
Gushed Perez: "I'm happy. Thanks to the Lord and the Holy Virgin I was able
to retain my title." Moaned Martin: "He hit me in the throat.. a true
Cuban welterweight ranked No. 1 by NBA, piled up points with accurate jab,
solid left hook to earn 12-round decision over Gaspar Ortega in elimination for
vacant world crown at Cleveland.
Aragon, his conviction on fight-fixing charge reversed by District Court of
Appeals, was back in circulation again after Superior Court Judge Herbert V.
Walker dismissed case "in the interests of justice" and California
State Athletic Commission promptly granted him license.
Britain's Stirling Moss, forced to borrow unfamiliar 3.5 Ferrari when Ruth Levy
wrecked his Aston Martin, warmed up by winning 100-mile Nassau Memorial, did
some expert throttle-tromping to outdrive Carroll Shelby, in 4.5 Maserati, for
his second victory in 250-mile Nassau Trophy race. Moss's average speed: