Penn State over Missouri. Rip Engle will have his Penn
State defenses set for Missouri's Mel West. His other worries should be
Baylor over LSU. The Ronnies—Bull running and Stanley
passing—are too much offense, even for such grudging defenders as LSU.
Pitt over Oklahoma. Can a Bud Wilkinson team lose two
in a row? It will happen if Pitt can stir up the "C" boys long enough
to sustain a running attack.
Northwestern over Iowa. The Big Ten race begins in
earnest. Iowa has the speed to match Northwestern, but Quarterback Dick
Thornton's able passing will make the difference.
Michigan over Michigan State. The Wolverines have
found some impressive sophomores to go with their seasoned line. State
Purdue over Notre Dame. Bernie Allen's passing gives
Purdue more offense, but the Boilermakers will have to wear down the deeper
Irish before they win.
Syracuse over Kansas (TV). A real test for Syracuse.
But the Orangemen are too talented to trip on the likes of the Kansas defense,
tough as it is.
Arkansas over TCU. The Razorback attack seems too
sharp for the Horned Frogs, who so far have stumbled along on the ground.
Army over California. A big game for Army despite
California's two honorable losses. Better passing and balance should win the
Washington over Navy. The Middies are in over their
heads against the best in the West. Joe Bellino cannot go it alone. The
Huskies' well-stocked backfield can win together.