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Mervin Hyman
November 07, 1960
It was a frustrating Saturday for Syracuse, Baylor, Rutgers and, to a lesser degree, Mississippi, but seven of the nation's major college teams managed to preserve their prestige and unblemished records for at least another week. Navy (7-0), Missouri (7-0), New Mexico State (7-0), Utah State (7-0), Iowa (7-0), Minnesota (6-0) and Yale (6-0) were still unbeaten and untied.
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November 07, 1960

Football's Seventh Week

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1. RICE (5-1)
2. BAYLOR (5-1)
3. ARKANSAS (5-2)


Wisconsin still has a mathematical chance to win, but the Big Ten race is settling down to a three-way scramble among Iowa, Minnesota and Ohio State . The surprising Buckeyes were very much in contention after whipping Michigan State 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 Kansas 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 Kansas State , 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 Michigan 16-13 for the first time ever at Madison. Illinois stopped 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 Missouri and Colorado Saturday at Columbia. Fast Missouri swept the ends, pecked away at the middle and trimmed Nebraska 28-0. In Denver, 46,000 watched tensely as Colorado tried for its first victory in 14 years over Oklahoma , 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)


Mississippi , 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 Florida 10-7 as Fullback Ed Dyas kicked his seventh field goal of the season (from the 21-yard line).

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