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Ronnie Knox , highly publicized apple of stepfather Harvey's eye, pitched three scoring passes in college debut, helped powerful UCLA roll up 21-0 win over Texas A&M at Los Angeles, became latest California favorite (see page 34).
Pitt, on way back as football power, treated home-town fans and new coach Johnny Michelosen to blazing finish in 92� heat, broke 7-7 tie with three touchdowns in last quarter (two by substitute Dick Bowen, one by hard-hitting Bob Grier), punched out 27-7 victory over California.
Georgia Tech took full advantage of 48-yard punt return (on fair-catch-interference foul) by Halfback Paul Rotenberry, 25-yard pass interception by Center Johnny Morris, held off Miami's power thrusts, chalked up 14-6 triumph in nationally televised opener at Atlanta.
Maryland rolled to two touchdowns in first half, got scare when Missouri struck back for pair in third and fourth periods but made Bob Laughrey's conversion stand up for close 13-12 win at Columbia, Mo.
Texas Tech parlayed crafty quarter backing by Jack Kirkpatrick, bruising blocking by line into first half 13-0 lead, snuffed out last-ditch Texas rally to run up 20-14 win over Longhorns at Austin, Tex.
Sherwood Johnston of Greenwich, Conn. whipped into lead at start of 101.2-mile grind over 4.6 miles of country roads, kept Briggs Cunningham's fish-finned D Jaguar humming along at average speed of 81.92 mph, edged Bill Spear of Southport, Conn. and Bill Lloyd of Green Farms, Conn., both in 3-liter Maseratis, to win Watkins Glen Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, N.Y. Dr. M. R. J. Wyllie of Allison Park, Pa. took his third straight Seneca Cup in C Jaguar; Oakleigh Robinson of Washington, D.C. won Collier Brothers Memorial with his MG TF; Paul O'Shea of Rye, N.Y. captured Glen Trophy event with Mercedes 300SL; Bill Weldon of New York, in Porsche, nosed home ahead of Art Bunker of Kansas City for Queen Catherine Cup (for class winners, see OTHER RESULTS).
Stirling Moss , ranking British racer, pushed his Mercedes Benz over crooked Dundrod course at average speed of 88.32 mph after setting lap record of 92.70 in trial spin, outclassed world champion Juan Manuel Fangio by near-lap, celebrated 26th birthday with victory in tragedy-filled 623-mile Ulster Tourist Trophy Race at Belfast. Flaming crashes took lives of Jim Mayers, Bill Smith and Richard Mainwaring, sent French star Jean Behra to hospital with head injuries.