Although I feel that your magazine is the best on the market today, I was very disappointed at what little, mention you gave Oregon State for the stunning upsets they scored this season. I believe that a team that beats Purdue and USC and ties UCLA should receive more than a couple of lines in your back pages. The USC win was the biggest upset of many a season. Please remember that California does not have the only teams in college football.
Each week, as Oregon State racked up another fantastic upset, I hoped to see more coverage in SI than the usual paragraph in FOOTBALL'S WEEK. When the Beavers completed their parlay by toppling No. 1 Southern Cal, I thought you would surely feature them in at least the lead story to FOOTBALL'S WEEK. NO such luck. Penn State made it by beating No. 3.
The Great Pumpkin has probably pulled off the most stunning series of upsets in major college football history.
Several weeks ago SPORTS ILLUSTRATED featured an article on Indiana University's prowess in football and its haphazard success this season (Punt, John, Punt! Nov. 13). It was questioned whether Indiana University's gridiron tactics could even vanquish Sweet Briar, the personification of Southern femininity. Through the expert coaching of "Bullet Bill" Dudley, the Sweet Briar team, which counts as one of its members his daughter Jarrett, has rallied, as is apparent in the accompanying photograph [left]. We feel we are now ready to extend a challenge to any interested—and qualified—team.
THE SWEET BRIAR FOOTBALL TEAM
Sweet Briar, Va.