MORE ON MOORE
As you noted in FOOTBALL'S WEEK (Oct. 6), Missouri's Joe Moore carried 22 times for 191 yards against Illinois. What you failed to note, however, was that he sat out the last 18 minutes of the game, fell shy by only 27 yards of the alltime Missouri record for single-game rushing and was named Big Eight Back of the Week for it all. In addition, his rushing total was 69 yards more than the entire Illinois backfield was able to muster, 87 yards more than Oklahoma's Steve Owens rushed against Pittsburgh, and it gave Moore 315 yards total rushing this season (22 yards more than Owens) and made him the Big Eight leader in that department (overtaking Owens, who has held that honor for the last two years).
Now who did you say was the back of that week?
DAVID C. WOOD
In his fine coverage of the week of college football, Sandy Treadwell referred to Missouri's Joe Moore as a sophomore halfback. He is a halfback, but he is not a sophomore. Moore is a junior.
I wanted to correct this error because I am sure you will be writing a lot more about the Missouri football team and Joe Moore.