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Mervin Hyman
October 26, 1964
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October 26, 1964

Football's Week

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1. ARKANSAS (5-0)
2. TEXAS (4-1)
3. TEXAS TECH (3-2)

While Arkansas was busy upsetting Texas, BAYLOR was doing the same to Texas Tech, 28-10. Tech's headaches began when it fumbled a punt attempt on its own three-yard line late in the second quarter. Baylor got the ball, scored and kept right on rolling, mostly on the runs of Fullback Tom Davies and passes of sophomore Quarterback Terry Southall. SMU and RICE spent the whole first half punting the ball back and forth before Walt McReynolds passed 23 yards to Billy Hale for a touchdown. Larry Rice kicked the extra point—which was more than John Cravens could do after SMU's touchdown. Rice won 7-6. TCU and Texas A&M had both lost all their games, but in the big showdown it was TCU 14-9.


1. OREGON (5-0)
3. USC (3-2)

What had been billed as a wide-open pitching duel between CALMORNIA'S Craig Morton and Navy's Roger Staubach looked more like the seventh game of the World Series as Cal led 6-5 at half time. Morton had been swallowed up by Navy's blitzing linebackers, while Staubach, gimping about on an ailing ankle, had played only part time. Suddenly, in the third quarter, Morton began to hit. He threw to Jerry Mosher and Tom Blanchfield for touchdowns, and the Bears romped 27-13. What happened? "Well, they were flooding their linebackers over the center, and we weren't picking up their stunts," explained Cal Tackle Ron Calegari. "So in the second half we blocked areas instead of men and stopped them."

It was no day for shiny offenses at Palo Alto. WASHINGTON preferred to play it cozy and give the ball to Fullback Junior Coffey, who thrust up the middle for 117 yards. Meanwhile the grim Husky defense rarely let Stanford's Lee Handley, the nation's leading rusher, out of its grasp. But Washington's darting little Steve Bramwell livened things up. His 34-yard punt return in the second quarter put the Huskies on the Stanford 23, and Coffey hammered away until he scored for a 6-0 victory.

The scent of roses, however, was growing strong in Oregon. At Eugene OREGON'S Bob Berry threw three more touchdown passes (he now has 12), and the undefeated Ducks took Arizona 21-0 for their fifth straight. At Corvallis OREGON STATE had a tougher time with Idaho, but Steve Clark's 22-yard field goal beat the Vandals 10-7 for the Beavers' fourth in a row.

Wyoming buried Texas Western's Miners with their good passing, 20-6. Air Force used 16 different defenses and even put 10 men on the line against MISSOURI, but nothing helped. Missouri won 17-7.

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