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Mervin Hyman
November 21, 1960
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November 21, 1960

Football's Ninth Week

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Unbeaten Skyline leader Utah State took time off from its title pursuit to wallop COP 45-6 as little Halfback Tom Larscheid ran for 188 yards and four touchdowns. The top three:

2. UCLA (5-1-1)
3. OREGON (7-2)


Arkansas , edging closer to the Southwestern Conference championship and the Cotton Bowl, beat SMU 26-3 behind Quarterback George McKinney, who set up all three touchdowns with his running and passing. All Arkansas has to do now is beat Texas Tech , which lost to Wyoming 10-7 when Joe Dempsey kicked a 17-yard field goal with 37 seconds to play. But Rice, Texas and Baylor are still hopeful. Rice managed to hold off Texas A&M 21-14 while Texas, finding TCU's defense unyielding, squeezed past the plodding Horned Frogs on Dan Petty's 25-yard field goal.

Baylor, unable to match USC's heft in the line, resorted to an offense of passes and envelopment, made it pay off for a 35-14 victory over the fumbling Trojans. Quarterbacks Ronnie Stanley and Bobby Ply completed 14 of 20 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns, and Halfback Ronnie Bull ran for three more. Complained USC Coach Johnny McKay: "We lost the ball too much to win. That's the story of our season."

Undefeated New Mexico State pummeled West Texas State 35-15 for its 12th straight, but Arizona State provided the prestige for the Border Conference with a 25-22 victory over North Carolina State . The Sun Devil linemen rushed North Carolina State's efficient passer, Roman Gabriel, to near distraction and, after three quarters, the score was tied 22-22. Then, Halfback Nolan Jones kicked a 25-yard field goal to win for Arizona State. The top three:

1. ARKANSAS (7-2)
2. RICE (6-2)
3. TEXAS (6-3)

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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