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Football's 11th week
Mervin Hyman
December 05, 1960
Miami meets Air Force Friday night, Duke plays UCLA and South Carolina faces Virginia the next day. For the rest of the country, however, the 1960 college season ended last Saturday. New Mexico State (10-0) and Yale (9-0) alone among the major teams finished unbeaten and untied, Minnesota remained the nation's No. 1 team, and the postseason bowls—except for New York's Johnny-comer-lately Gotham Bowl, which, although snubbed by all, was still hopeful—were filled. The major bowl pairings: Rose— Washington (9-1) vs. Minnesota (8-1); Cotton— Arkansas (8-2) vs. Duke (7-2); Sugar— Mississippi (9-0-1) vs. Rice (7-3); Orange—Navy (9-1) vs. Missouri (9-1); Gator— Florida (8-2) vs. Baylor (8-2); Liberty— Penn State (6-3) vs. Oregon (7-2-1); Bluebonnet— Texas (7-3) vs. Alabama (8-1-1).
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December 05, 1960

Football's 11th Week

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11TH WEEK LEADERS
( NCAA statistics)

SCORING

TD

PAT

FG

PTS.

Gaiters, New Mexico State

23

7

0

145

Bellino, Navy

18

2

0

110

N. Jones, Arizona State

8

27

6

93

RUSHING

R

YDS.

AVG.

Gaiters, New Mexico State

174

1,338

7.69

Larscheid, Utah State

124

1,044

8.42

E. Davis, Syracuse

112

877

7.83

PASSING

A

C

PCT.

YDS.

TD

H. Stephens, Hardin-Simmons

256

145

.566

1,254

3

Snead, Wake Forest

259

123

.474

1,676

10

Melin, Washington State

221

119

.538

1,638

11

TOTAL OFFENSE

R

P

YDS.

Melin, Washington State

77

1,638

1,715

Kilmer, UCLA

656

1,033

1,689

C. Johnson, New Mexico State

123

1,511

1,634

TEAM TOTAL OFFENSE

PLAYS

YDS.

GAME AVG.

New Mexico State

670

4,196

419.6

Memphis State

612

3,744

374.4

Utah State

638

3,744

374.4

TEAM TOTAL DEFENSE

PLAYS

YDS.

GAME AVG.

Wyoming

477

1,496

149.6

Alabama

536

1,576

157.6

Mississippi

542

1,686

168.6

Miami meets Air Force Friday night, Duke plays UCLA and South Carolina faces Virginia the next day. For the rest of the country, however, the 1960 college season ended last Saturday. New Mexico State (10-0) and Yale (9-0) alone among the major teams finished unbeaten and untied, Minnesota remained the nation's No. 1 team, and the postseason bowls—except for New York's Johnny-comer-lately Gotham Bowl, which, although snubbed by all, was still hopeful—were filled. The major bowl pairings: Rose— Washington (9-1) vs. Minnesota (8-1); Cotton— Arkansas (8-2) vs. Duke (7-2); Sugar— Mississippi (9-0-1) vs. Rice (7-3); Orange—Navy (9-1) vs. Missouri (9-1); Gator— Florida (8-2) vs. Baylor (8-2); Liberty— Penn State (6-3) vs. Oregon (7-2-1); Bluebonnet— Texas (7-3) vs. Alabama (8-1-1).

For the losers, the end was the beginning of open season on coaches. The score so far: 2. Cornell fired longtime (14 years) Coach Lefty James with the usual platitudes. DeWitt Weaver, after 10 years and a 49-51-5 record at Texas Tech , resigned "to get in business for myself."

THE EAST

The big show was at Philadelphia, where Navy survived Army's late fusillade to win 17-12. Holy Cross and Boston College were no less enthusiastic as they met for the 57th time at Newton, Mass. The young Crusaders, slowly ripening under the patient coaching of Eddie Anderson, matured convincingly behind the poised and confident leadership of sophomore Quarterback Pat McCarthy. McCarthy picked apart the BC defense with superb passes (15 of 22 for 247 yards) and eye-catching rollouts. He flipped 22 yards to Halfback Tom Hennessey for one touchdown, trudged three yards for another and threw for four extra points, just the margin his team needed to beat the Eagles 16-12.

The Ivy Leaguers closed up shop for the year on Thanksgiving Day in Philadelphia. Penn, a delighted champion in 1959 but desperately striving to avoid last place this year, finally found a way to make the best use of Tailback George Koval's talents as a passer. Coach John Stiegman confused Cornell's defenders by shifting Koval in and out of all four backfield positions, sent in the plays that caught the Big Red in the switches. Koval pitched touchdown passes from tailback, wingback and fullback to defeat Cornell 18-7. The top three:

1. NAVY (9-1)
2. PENN STATE (6-3)
3. YALE (9-0)

THE SOUTH

Mississippi Coach Johnny Vaught thinks his quarterback, Jake Gibbs, is "the greatest college football player in the country." And Mississippi State is inclined to agree with him after Gibbs passed them to near distraction. He completed his first 10 passes, 13 of 15 in all for 140 yards and two touchdowns, and Ole Miss clobbered the Maroons 35-6 for its fourth SEC title and seventh bowl trip in eight years.

Four times this season Auburn had won on Ed Dyas' field goal kicking. Last Saturday, Dyas, who suffered a fractured cheekbone a week earlier, was ready to try, but he never had a chance as a stiff Alabama defense kept the Tigers outside the 35-yard line. Instead, Alabama's Tommy Brooker kicked one from the 22-yard line, and the Crimson Tide won 3-0.

Georgia Coach Wally Butts, preparing for Georgia Tech , made what seemed like a simple change in his defense against placement kicks. He shifted bruising Guard Pat Dye to end because "if anyone can get in there to block kicks, he is the man." Dye got in, blocked Tommy Wells's attempt for the extra point, partially deflected one of his field goal tries, and the Bulldogs beat Tech 7-6.

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