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November 15, 1954

A Roundup Of The Week's News

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Notre Dame wore down stubborn Pennsylvania team after scoreless first period, scored two touchdowns in each of last three quarters for 42-7 victory. Penn surprised heavily favored Irish, driving down to seven-and three-yard lines before being stopped. Notre Dame snapped back under Quarterback Ralph Guglielmi's direction, drove repeatedly down field in sustained marches for touchdowns.

Iowa spoiled Purdue's last hopes of Big Ten honors, scoring four times in first half, coasting to 25-14 win.

Army revealed tremendous offensive power, crushing hitherto unbeaten Yale 48-7. Cadets scored on first play launched from scrimmage, 61-yard run by Tommy Bell , who made three touchdowns. Speedy Bob Kyasky , playing first time since opening game when he broke collarbone, scored twice. Yale ground defense, previously most effective in country, yielded 319 yards to Army.

Navy, three-point underdog, registered stunning 40-7 win over Duke. Midshipmen piled up 348 yards on ground, did not allow Blue Devils to score until final period, when second-stringers were in charge.

Harvard completed one leg toward Big Three title, beating injury-riddled Princeton for first time in eight years, 14-9.

New York Giants uncovered powerful running attack with Frank Gifford and Eddie Price while tight pass defense intercepted five passes, whipped favored Pittsburgh Steelers 30-6. Giants remained in tie for first place in eastern division of National Football League with Philadelphia Eagles who, paced by three touchdown throws from Quarterback Bobby Thomason, downed Cardinals 30-14. Cleveland Browns moved into third place with 62-3 victory over hapless Washington Redskins.

Detroit Lions held first place in western division with 27-3 win over Baltimore Colts. San Francisco was second despite 42-34 loss to Los Angeles Rams.

Hans Guenther Winkler, 28, of West German equestrian team, rode brown mare Halla to four victories in National Horse Show, at New York. Winkler's triumphs included International Good Will Challenge Trophy, Royce A. Drake Memorial Challenge Trophy, President of Mexico Trophy and International Special Challenge Trophy. Only U.S. win was West Point Challenge Trophy taken by Arthur McCashin, gentleman farmer of Pluckemin, N.J. and captain of U.S. team.


Peoria (Ill.) Caterpillars, representing U.S., captured second world basketball tournament, defeating Brazil 62-41 in final of nine-game round robin between eight teams, at Rio de Janeiro. Caterpillars won all nine of their games.

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