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Mervin Hyman
October 05, 1964
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October 05, 1964

Football's Week

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Indiana's Phil Dickens got a present last Friday, an open end contract good for 12 years. Then NORTH WESTERN'S Tom Myers and Dean Dickie spoiled his week. Myers threw a touchdown pass, Dickie kicked two extra points and Northwestern edged the Hoosiers 14-13. PURDUE disposed of overly ambitious Ohio U. 17-0 while IOWA rallied to beat Idaho 34-24. NEBRASKA Quarterback Fred Duda got a hot hand in the last 7� minutes, passed for two scores as the Huskers overtook Minnesota 26-21.

One could hardly blame MISSOURI'S Dan Devine for worrying before his team played Utah. "For one thing," said Devine, " Ray Nagel, their coach, is a Phi Beta Kappa. That makes him smarter than me." Maybe so, but Devine was smart enough to have his line flatten Utah's passing game with a lusty rush. Quarterback Gary Lane's running and throwing got Mizzou a 23-6 victory. At Stillwater, OKLAHOMA STATE'S Phil Cutchin turned up on the sidelines wearing a 10-gallon hat and cowboy boots. The Cowboys then went out and whipped Iowa State 29-14. Cutchin had only one complaint: "My feet sure are sore."



1. TEXAS (2-0)
2. ARKANSAS (2-0)
3. RICE (0-1)

Neither a record 47,100 partisans at Lubbock nor a driving rain could prevent defending National Champion TEXAS from dismissing Texas Tech 23-0. Marv Kristynik's passes and Ernie Koy's slashing runs got the points, and Texas' always-tough defense held Tech to two first downs.

Defense was also the key in Houston where LSU trimmed Rice 3-0 on Doug Moreau's 28-yard field goal in the final three minutes. There was defense in Fort Worth, too, where Florida State's "Seven Magnificents," led by Linebacker Bill McDowell, blitzed TCU lifeless and won a 10-0 game on Steven Tensi's passes. With an equally stern defense HOUSTON kept Texas A&M on its own side of midfield for 51 minutes and won by an identical score, 10-0.

Only in Fayetteville did the Southwest erupt with offense when ARKANSAS overcame an 0-14 lead by Tulsa to win 31-22. Billy Gray's passing and Jim Lindsey's running, helped along by an intercepted touchdown pass by Linebacker Ronnie Caveness, was just enough to overcome Tulsan Jerry Rhome's 20 of 26 completions.



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