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THE WEEK
Herman Weiskopf
October 15, 1973
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October 15, 1973

The Week

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" Maryland football turns me on," says Miss Maryland, Betty Jo Grove, in sensuous tones on a TV commercial designed to lure fans to Terrapin games. Maryland football turned Syracuse off—completely—as the Terps won 38-0 while Betty Jo, a Maryland student, presumably looked on.

Auburn downed Mississippi 14-7 with the help of Rick Neel, a third-string tailback who had been a defensive back until last week and who was trying to get out of the game moments before scoring the winning TD. Neel, who felt he was too tired to carry on, stayed on and scrambled 33 yards to score with 1:28 left.

In another SEC game, Alabama also needed a comeback before topping Georgia 28-14. Down 14-13 with 2:43 remaining, the Tide moved 59 yards in three plays for the winning touchdown. David Jaynes of Kansas was on target with 35 of 58 passes for 394 yards, but Tennessee scored two fourth-period touchdowns to pull out a 28-27 win. After struggling through the first half, LSU took charge and wiped out Florida 24-3. And Kentucky, with Sonny Collins running for 229 yards and four touchdowns, handed Mississippi State its first loss 42-14.

North Carolina players shaved their heads in an attempt to foster togetherness for a vital Atlantic Coast Conference tiff with North Carolina State. But with Linebacker Mike Daley making his 233-pound presence felt throughout the day and with Dave Buckey quarterbacking the Wolfpack to four TDs, the Tar Heels lost 28-26. Said Wolfpack Running Back Willie Burden about the baldies: "We just want them to look in the mirror and see how ugly they look."

Georgia Tech held off Army 14-10, South Carolina got past Virginia Tech 27-24, Vanderbilt came back to life with a 39-22 win over Virginia and Texas A&M polished off Clemson 30-15.

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1. HOUSTON (4-0)
2. TEXAS (2-1)
3. SMU (3-1)

Although Texas superficially looked strong beating Wake Forest 41—0, the Longhorns were not that overwhelming. Much of their offense came from unexpected sources. Pat Kelly, a split end who until recently was little more than a message bearer, caught seven passes and his 91 yards gained was the most for any player in the game. David Bartek, who played only after Fullback Roosevelt Leaks was injured, led all rushers with 85 yards in 12 carries. And sophomore Quarterback Mike Presley connected on three of four passes.

Baylor defeated Florida State 21-14, but several other Texas teams lost to outsiders. TCU stole four passes, recovered two Arkansas fumbles and blocked a punt for a safety, yet lost 13-5 as the Razorbacks resorted to their slot I of the 1960s and relied heavily on young players. One of the most galling setbacks came when New Mexico State, down 16-0 at the half, overcame Texas-El Paso 27-23. Highlighting the comeback was Hank Cook, who fought off defenders to make catches for scores on plays covering 43, 17 and 12 yards. SMU, which entered its game against Missouri with the most potent rushing offense in the nation, got just 173 yards on the ground and lost its first game 17-7. Missouri Tailback Tommy Reamon skittered for 119 yards, but the player who corralled the Mustangs was John Moseley. After taking a punt on his own 26, Moseley bounced his way around the field like a slippery ball, careening in and out of the arms of numerous tacklers before going all the way for a touchdown.

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