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FOOTBALL'S SECOND WEEK
Mervin Hyman
October 03, 1960
THE EAST
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October 03, 1960

Football's Second Week

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SECOND WEEK LEADERS
( NCAA statistics)

SCORING

TD

PAT

FG

PTS.

Bob Gaiters, N. M. State

8

0

0

48

Bob Kelly, N. M. State

3

8

2

32

Fred Oblak, Cincinnati

5

0

0

30

RUSHING

R

YDS.

AVG.

Dave Hoppmann, Iowa State

42

396

9.43

Bob Gaiters, N. M. State

56

391

6.98

Pervis Atkins, N. M. State

20

248

12.40

PASSING

A

C

PCT.

YDS.

TD

Charlie Johnson, N.M. St.

61

33

.541

437

4

H. Stephens, Hard.-Sims.

54

30

.556

258

1

Jim Dawson, W. Tex. St.

49

29

.592

251

1

TOTAL OFFENSE

R

P

YDS.

Dave Hoppmann, Iowa State

396

120

516

Charlie Johnson, N. M. State

15

437

452

Bill Kilmer, UCLA

65

364

429

TOTAL TEAM OFFENSE

PLAYS

YDS.

GAME AVG.

Duke

72

526

526.0

Memphis State

112

936

468.0

San Jose State

75

460

460.0

TOTAL TEAM DEFENSE

PLAYS

YDS.

GAME AVG.

Syracuse

44

27

27.0

San Jose State

45

86

86.0

LSU

43

93

93.0

THE EAST

Michigan State Coach Duffy Daugherty donned earphones on the sidelines, used messengers to send in every play but could get no better than a 7-7 tie with determined Pitt. The Panthers scored with two minutes to go in the first half on Quarterback Dave Kraus's 12-yard pass to End Mike Ditka. Then, with five seconds to play, the Spartans went 66 yards as Quarterback Tom Wilson's long pass, deflected by Pitt Defender Ed Sharockman, caromed into the arms of End Jason Harness for the tying touchdown.

Syracuse , obviously conserving its might for Kansas this week, showed just enough to run over undermanned Boston U. 35-7. The Orangemen sprung Halfback Ernie Davis for an 80-yard touchdown run, piled up 357 yards rushing, 94 more on passing.

Ahead 7-0 at the half, Boston College 's sophomores abruptly learned the facts of life when Army went into its new man-in-motion series, scored on touchdown passes by Quarterbacks Dick Eckert and Tom Blanda to down the Eagles 20-7. Navy put on its Saturday best for President Eisenhower and beat Villanova 41-7.

The Ivy Leaguers opened their season on several surprising notes. Cornell, regarded as a contender, was soundly thumped by Colgate 28-8 and, worse yet, lost Quarterback Dave McKelvey with a broken right leg. Columbia , expected to be somewhat stronger than in 1959, thrashed Brown 37 0 in the only game between league rivals. In other games, Quarterback Charlie Ravenel, as devastating as ever, led Harvard past Holy Cross 13-6; Yale had a hard time with Connecticut , but beat the UConns 11-8 on sophomore Wally Grant's 37-yard field goal; defending champion Penn whipped Lafayette 35-14; Dartmouth barely beat New Hampshire 7-6; Princeton bowed to Rutgers 13-8. The top three:

1. SYRACUSE (1-0)
2. PENN STATE (1-0)
3. PITT (0-1-1)

THE SOUTH

Southeastern Conference teams, shaken by reports of an attempted fix of the Florida-Florida State game ( Florida Fullback Jon MacBeth reported gamblers tried to bribe him to shave points, but he turned them in, and Florida won 3-0), were even more concerned with finding a way to keep Mississippi from winning the championship. Fired-up Kentucky tried to do it with Jerry Woolum, a brilliant sophomore passer, but Ole Miss's Jake Gibbs jabbed the Wildcats off balance with his rollouts for two touchdowns and the Rebels won 21-6.

There was disappointment, too, for Alabama and Auburn . Tulane matched Alabama's tough defense with one of its own, and got an unexpected boost from Halfback Tommy Mason, who intercepted three passes and scored on a three-yard plunge. The Crimson Tide was hard-pressed to catch up, barely earned a 6-6 tie with 37 seconds to go. Resourceful Tennessee made the most of two scoring opportunities and shocked Auburn, winning 10-3. Georgia climbed back into the conference race with an 18-7 win over Vanderbilt while Mississippi State lost to nonconference foe Houston 14-10.

A calculated gamble by shrewd Clem-son Coach Frank Howard paid off and his Tigers turned back Wake Forest 28-7. Reasoning that the Deacons lacked a running game, Howard installed a drop-back pass defense to guard against Norm Snead's passes, gleefully watched his secondary pick off three of them. Meanwhile, sophomore Halfback Bill McGuirt powered over for three touchdowns. North Carolina State surprised North Carolina with a stubborn defense, picked up a 3-0 victory on Guard Jake Shaffer's 21-yard field goal. Duke produced a shocker that could be titled: "The conversion of a coach." Bill Murray has never believed in passing, but Saturday his Blue Devils completed 19 of 27 passes and trounced unsuspecting South Carolina 31-0. The top three:

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