1. RICE (5-1)
2. BAYLOR (5-1)
3. ARKANSAS (5-2)
still has a mathematical chance to win, but the Big Ten race is settling down to a three-way scramble among
. The surprising Buckeyes were very much in contention after whipping
21-10. While Coach Duffy Daugherty fretted, Ohio State wrapped up the Spartans in a containing defense, unexpectedly varied its attack to occasionally spring loose a halfback.
Iowa and Minnesota took a furlough from the Big Ten wars, enjoyed themselves at the expense of Big Eight opponents. The Hawkeyes beat
easily, 21-7 as Wilburn Hollis scored twice, on a 30-yard keeper play and a one-yard plunge. Kansas Coach Jack Mitchell was impressed: "The best offensive team I've seen in all the days I've coached football." Minnesota had an even easier time against defenseless
, mauled the poor Wildcats 48-7.
Wisconsin lost Quarterback Ron Miller with two sprained ankles and agile pass-catcher Pat Richter with a broken collarbone but found adequate substitutes in Quarterbacks John Fabry and Jim Bakken, who kicked a 19-yard field goal to beat
16-13 for the first time ever at Madison.
Purdue's two-point bid in the last quarter and outlasted the Boilermakers 14-12.
The Big Eight was building up to a climax game of its own between
Saturday at Columbia. Fast Missouri swept the ends, pecked away at the middle and trimmed
28-0. In Denver, 46,000 watched tensely as Colorado tried for its first victory in 14 years over
, breathed a collective sigh of relief when the Buffs made a second-period touchdown plunge stand up for a 7-0 win. The top three:
1. IOWA (6-0)
2. MINNESOTA (6-0)
3. MISSOURI (7-0)
, for the second week in a row, kicked a field goal in the final seconds to stay unbeaten, but this time the Rebels gained only a 6-6 tie as LSU scared them badly (see page 15).
In contention again for the SEC title, Auburn's hefty Tigers slipped past
10-7 as Fullback Ed Dyas kicked his seventh field goal of the season (from the 21-yard line).