's dangerous draw play by holding a guard and a tackle on the line of scrimmage, followed the running of Quarterbacks Bobby Dodd Jr. and Larry Libertore and Fullback Don Goodman to an 18-0 win over the inept Hurricanes.
put pressure on
Vanderbilt's interior linemen to let Tailback Glenn Glass through for two touchdowns, won easily 35-0. LSU gave sophomore Quarterback Lynn Amedee a chance to run, and he led the Tigers past
Wake Forest's Norm Snead, who completed 15 of 33 passes for 273 yards and two touchdowns, but the Gamecocks outran the Deacons to beat them 41-20.
35-8, handed the desperate Cavaliers their 27th straight loss. Clemson scored four times in the last quarter to rout Furman 42-14.
lost a two-point gamble, and
upset the Keydets 13-12. Mississippi Southern ran over
trounced Middle Tennessee 35-8 to earn the Ohio Valley Conference title and a date with
in the Tangerine Bowl. The top three:
1. MISSISSIPPI (9-0-1)
2. ALABAMA (8-1-1)
3. DUKE (7-2)
The revolt in the Big Eight was complete. After 12 straight championships
was battling neighboring
for fifth place. For once the Sooners managed to avoid the fumbles which had plagued them all season long. Coach Bud Wilkinson flanked both ends to spread the Cowboy secondary, decided to stay mostly on the ground when the strategy worked. No. 2 Quarterback Bob Cornell slipped through the State line on keepers, moved the Sooners to two touchdowns, and Fullback Ronnie Hartline added a 24-yard field goal for a 17-6 victory. But the 3-6-1 record was hardly one to make Oklahoma rejoice. Reflected Hartline: "We just didn't learn how to play as a team."
Missouri Valley Champion
lit into West Texas State for touchdowns in every period, whomped the Buffaloes 31-14 to give Coach Hank Foldberg, onetime Army end, an 8-2 record in his first year. The top three:
1. MINNESOTA (8-1)
2. IOWA (8-1)
3. MISSOURI (9-1)
The tightest conference race in the country—the South west's—ended with a single game separating the top four teams, all four of them bound for bowls. The championship wasn't decided until the closing minutes of the last game. Rice went ahead of Baylor 7-6 when Quarterback Billy Cox sneaked over from the one-yard line and Max Webb kicked the extra point. But then Quarterback Bobby Ply came off the Bear bench. Splitting the 6-2-2-1 Rice defense with his accurate passing, he moved the Bears 75 yards in 10 quick plays, the last one a nine-yard pass with 2:23 to play to Halfback Ronnie Stanley for the winning touchdown. Baylor's 12-7 victory gave idle
sole possession of first place and the Owls a second-place tie with Baylor and