2. TCU (2-0)
(1-1) and RICE (1-0)
Quarterback Walter McReynolds sliced up LSU's Chinese Bandits with 11 of 21
completed passes, two for touchdowns, as RICE won 27-12. McReynolds' autopsy
confirmed the preliminary diagnosis: the Bandits are dead. Rice led 21-0 before
LSU even scored.
Big End George
Seals contributed as crucial a defensive play as ever was to MISSOURI'S 7-6
upset of Arkansas. Moving at a five-yard average on Billy Gray's sprint-outs,
Arkansas had scored the first time it got the ball and was threatening again at
the Missouri 27, third and five. Seals then crashed Gray down for a 14-yard
loss, and the Hogs never recovered their poise. Mizzou won when Gus Otto
crashed over from the two and Bill Leistritz kicked the extra point.
Texas scored 49
points, most ever for Darrell Royal's Longhorns and 42 more than poor Texas
Tech could muster. For laughs, Texas threw 16 passes, one going for a 36-yard
touchdown, and sophomore Phil Harris returned a kickoff 83 yards. But it was
the solid smashing of Tommy Ford and Ernie Koy that won the game.
broke down as BAYLOR routed Houston 27-0, but it was a 53-yard touchdown run by
sophomore Henry Pickett and Don Trull's passing that broke Houston.
2. GEORGIA TECH
Bobby Dodd had some simple strategy for his game with Clemson: "We'll just
let Billy (Lothridge) kick the football and then take advantage of the breaks
as they come along." And that is, a most, the way it went in the mud at
Atlanta's Grant Field. Lothridge kicked field goals from 40 and 36 yards out.
But he also passed the wet ball—to Ends Gary Williams, Ted Davis and Billy
Martin—for three touchdowns and kicked all the extra points. Final score:
Lothridge 27, Clemson 0. Brooded Clemson's Frank Howard: "We didn't block.
We didn't charge. We didn't do nothin' right."
Tallahassee it was a night for ducks—and frogs. The field was slimy after two
days of rain—more to the liking of TCU'S patient Horned Frogs, apparently, than
to Florida State. FSU's Steve Tensi came out throwing but his second toss was
picked off by TCU's Jim Fauver, who ran it back 46 yards for a touchdown. In
the third quarter a Tensi fumble led to a 24-yard field goal by Jimmy McAteer.
Later McAteer kicked another, and TCU won 13-0.