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FOOTBALL'S THIRD WEEK
Mervin Hyman
October 10, 1960
THE EAST
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October 10, 1960

Football's Third Week

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THIRD WEEK LEADERS
( NCAA statistics)

SCORING

TD

PAT

FG

PTS.

Gaiters, New Mexico State

8

0

0

48

Jones, Arizona State

3

9

2

33

Bellino, Navy

5

2

0

32

Kelly, New Mexico State

3

8

2

32

RUSHING

R

YDS.

AVG.

Hoppmann, Iowa State

64

431

6.73

Gaiters, New Mexico State

56

391

6.98

Larscheid, Utah State

31

370

11.94

PASSING

A

C

PCT.

YDS.

TD

Stephens, Hard.-Sims.

81

46

.567

435

2

Furman, Texas Western

80

40

.500

428

0

Melin, Washington State

64

39

.609

563

4

TOTAL OFFENSE

R

P

YDS.

Hoppmann, Iowa State

431

120

551

Wright, Memphis State

203

346

549

Melin, Washington State

-27

563

536

TOTAL TEAM OFFENSE

PLAYS

YDS.

GAME AVG.

San Jose State

75

460

460.0

Air Force

143

872

436.0

New Mexico State

202

1,271

423.7

TOTAL TEAM DEFEASE

PLAYS

YDS.

GAME AVG.

Syracuse

78

136

68.0

San Jose State

45

86

86.0

Dartmouth

98

261

130.5

THE EAST

For weeks Penn State Coach Rip Engle had been telling all who would listen that his team just didn't have the experience to match its schedule. But it took Missouri 's swift backs, striking adroitly and purposefully behind mass blocking, and a spectacular defensive show by big Tiger End Dan LaRose to prove his point. The Missouri backs skittered around the passive State defenders, went over them with passes when the occasion called for it, scored a 21-8 victory.

The Ivy Leaguers, too, had their troubles. The worst thing happened at Harvard , where Massachusetts , led by Quarterback John McCormack, who ran for one touchdown and passed for another, upset the Crimson 27-12. But even more damaging was the loss (probably for a month) of Quarterback Charlie Ravenel, who hobbled off with a sprained right knee in the second quarter. Penn fell to eager Dartmouth 15-0. Princeton , showing little regard for Columbia 's supposed prowess, methodically trounced the Lions 49-0. Yale needed every bit of its defensive might to turn back Brown 9-0. Cornell was annoyed by Bucknell's brilliant passer, Paul Terhes, but won 15-7.

Boston U. turned two fumble recoveries into touchdowns and beat Holy Cross 20-14; Rutgers duped Connecticut with a tricky double-wing T and won 19-6; Amherst upset hefty Delaware 14-12 on two conversions by Halfback Steve Van Nort. The top three:

1. SYRACUSE (2-0)
2. NAVY (3-0)
3. ARMY (3-0)

THE SOUTH

"I hope Bobby Jr. has a fine day, and I hope Tech beats the devil out of Florida ," said the gracious Mrs. Robert Lee Dodd Sr., wife of the Georgia Tech football coach and mother of an untried Gator sophomore quarterback, one day last week. Bobby Jr. had a fine day, but Tech didn't beat the devil out of Florida. Bobby Jr. completed a 32-yard pass with less than four minutes to play, plunged for a first down on the Tech three-yard line, then cheered himself hoarse as his replacement, Larry Liberatore, passed to Lindy Infante for a touchdown and to Jon Mac-Beth for the two points that beat Bobby Sr.'s Jackets 18-17 with 32 seconds to go.

Mississippi came close to falling but settled for a stiff scare as Memphis State Quarterback James Earl Wright passed and ran the Tigers to a respectable fourth-quarter loss, 31-20. Mississippi State , taking heart from a brilliant goal-line stand, played Tennessee to a 0-0 tie. Ailing Auburn Fullback Ed Dyas kicked a 28-yard field goal to edge Kentucky 10-7. Alabama wore down Vanderbilt , then beat the Commodores 21-0. Georgia thrashed fumbling South Carolina 38-6. LSU, usually the opportunist, suddenly found itself the victim of the breaks against Baylor, which recovered a fumbled punt on the LSU 15-yard line, moments later sent Fullback Bob Starr over to beat the Tigers 7-3.

Duke Coach Bill Murray figured Maryland would be looking for his new air game, instead shrewdly reverted to his old grind-it-out style, pounded the Terps into submission 20-7. Quarterback Roman Gabriel, a bulky 220-pounder, passed and plunged for four touchdowns as North Carolina State clobbered weak Virginia 26-7. Clemson bumbled for a while against Virginia Tech , but got a pickup from Quarterback Lowndes Shingler, who scored twice in the second half for a 13-7 victory. Miami Quarterback Eddie Johns ran disappointing North Carolina dizzy for 114 yards, helped the Hurricanes win 29-12. The top three:

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

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