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UPS AND DOWNS OF THE BOWLS
January 08, 1968
A long weekend of bowl games proved more thrilling than anyone expected as from coast to coast—or channel to channel—the underdogs turned up as heroes. Indiana did not bring off what would have been the gigantic upset at Pasadena, but the Hoosiers did hold O.J. Simpson to a mild roar as USC won by only 14-3. Texas A&M's 20-16 win over Alabama ranked as the big shocker by a couple of pass catches over Oklahoma's 26-24 edging of Tennessee. There were three exciting comebacks, with LSU wearing down Wyoming 20-13, Florida State catching Penn State 17-17 and Texas, El Paso overtaking Mississippi 14-7. Below, college football expert Dan Jenkins reviews the highlights
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January 08, 1968

Ups And Downs Of The Bowls

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WORST STRATEGY
On fourth and one at your own 15, do you go for it? No! Penn State's Joe Paterno did, and a Gator Bowl debacle followed.

BEST MOMENT
Bear Bryant met his former pupil, Gene Stallings, on field and lifted him with a hug after the Aggies had upset the Bear.

TOUGHEST DECISION
Florida State Coach Bill Peterson, who had said he would not play for a tie, decided to settle for field goal to tie Gator Bowl.

BEST BOUNCE
Oklahoma's Bob Stephenson intercepted a deflected pass and scored just when OU was blowing the wildest bowl game of all.

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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