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Mervin Hyman
October 03, 1960
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October 03, 1960

Football's Second Week

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2. ALABAMA (1-0-1)
3. CLEMSON (1-0)


Even though it doesn't count in the standings, Illinois was off to a pleasant start in its quest for the Big Ten title. The Illini, hoping to surprise troubled Indiana with an unbalanced line with spread end and the opposite wingback split wide, discovered their secret was the worst kept one of the week. Undismayed, they still beat the Hoosiers 17-6 on the lateral-option running of Quarterback Johnny Easterbrook, who scored twice.

But there will be plenty of stiff competition ahead for Illinois. Purdue , scrambling back in the last quarter on the precise passing of Quarterback Bernie Allen, tied UCLA 27-27. Minnesota , cellar dweller last year, ponderously exploded for a 26-14 victory over Nebraska on the line-smashing of Backs Frank Brixius (250 pounds) and Tom Brown (243 pounds) and the passing of Quarterback Sandy Stephens (200 pounds). Iowa , relying on backfield speed to make up for a porous defense, beat Oregon State 22-12. Ohio State wrapped SMU in a typically gripping Woody Hayes defense while Quarterback Tom Matte picked the Mustangs apart with tricky options. The final score: Ohio State 24, SMU 0. Michigan 's sophomore Quarterback Dave Glinka passed for two touchdowns as the Wolverines put down Oregon 21-0.

In the Big Eight, Kansas warmed up for Syracuse by whipping neighboring Kansas State 41-0; Missouri spoiled Oklahoma State 's conference debut with a 28-7 win; Iowa State trounced independent Detroit 44-21.

Notre Dame, showing little ability to sustain an offense, used its depth—and the end sweeps of Halfback Bob Scarpitto—to wear down California 21-7. The top three:

1. ILLINOIS (1-0)
3. KANSAS (2-0)


While some Southwest Conference teams were away refurbishing their reputations, Texas A&M and newcomer Texas Tech stayed at home to open the league season. After wallowing in the mud for 60 minutes, they decided absolutely nothing. The final score: 14-14.

Rice outrushed and outpassed Georgia Tech 258 yards to 97 but couldn't match Halfback Tommy Wells' three field goals (from 36, 24 and 40 yards) and lost 16-13. Sophomore Quarterback Billy Moore passed for two touchdowns and ran for another as Arkansas trampled Tulsa 48-7. The top three:

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