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November 22, 1954



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Army warmed up for Navy game by routing Pennsylvania, 35-0, despite absence of ailing Coach Earl Blaik and Fullback Pat Uebel. Pete Vann passed to End Don Holleder for two scores and Tommy Bell went over twice for Army.

Navy piled up a record 629 yards, including 512 along ground, to crush Columbia, 51-6.

Southern Methodist beat Arkansas, 21-14, to knock Razorbacks out of unbeaten ranks and Southwest Conference lead. S.M.U.'s Frank Eidom scored in each of first three periods, then Mustangs fought off fourth-quarter Arkansas rally.

Georgia Tech tore apart Alabama's vaunted defense (best in nation) to win, 20-0, in nationally televised game. Jimmy Thompson sparked Tech's speedy attack.

Southern California romped over Washington, 41-0, to remain unbeaten in Pacific Coast Conference and sure bet for Rose Bowl. Aramis Dandoy's 95-yard return of opening kick-off paced Southern Cal to 27-point first quarter.

Detroit Lions just about wrapped up Western division title in National Football League with devastating 48-7 rout of crippled San Francisco 49ers. With injured Halfback Hugh McElhenny out for season and Quarterback Y. A. Tittle constantly rushed by crashing Detroit linemen, 49ers were unable to control Bobby Layne and Doak Walker , who starred on attack for Lions, and suffered worst defeat in history.

New York Giants flashed best form of season to down Philadelphia Eagles, 27-14, and take over undisputed possession of first place in Eastern division. Charlie Conerly threw three touchdown passes while Eddie Price and Frank Gifford ripped through famed "Suicide Seven" for substantial yardage.

Cleveland Browns trounced Chicago Bears, 39-10, to take second place while Washington Redskins upset Pittsburgh Steelers, 17-14.

Fort Wayne Pistons continued to lead Western division of National Basketball Association, winning two games over weekend. Minneapolis Lakers moved up in race while Philadelphia Warriors won over New York Knickerbockers to maintain edge in Eastern division.


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