NOTRE DAME FINDS A QUARTERBACK
Notre Dame's biggest worry for the 1955 football season was finding a quarterback. The Irish need worry no longer. Paul Hornung, 19-year-old junior from Louisville, Ky. proved to be a masterful field general in the Bertelli-Lujack-Guglielmi tradition as Notre Dame whipped Southern Methodist 17-0 in its opening game at South Bend. Hornung scored a touchdown, kicked a field goal, passed adequately, defended brilliantly
Kicking field goal, Hornung (visible to left of SMU's Number 77) scores from 38-yard line to raise Notre Dame's lead to 10-0 early in the second quarter. Powerfully built Hornung stands 6 feet 2 inches, weighs 205 pounds, heavy for a quarterback.
Carrying ball, Hornung racks up big yardage behind blocking of End Dick Prendergast. Used last year as a reserve fullback, Hornung is a truly bruising runner. Against SMU, he ran for Notre Dame's first score, gained 70 yards in 13 carries.
ARCHIE MOORE FINDS A SYMPATHIZER
The bond between fighters who have met in the ring is a strong one. For 25 minutes and 19 seconds last week, Heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano and Challenger Archie Moore exchanged blows with a ferocity that has characterized man-to-man combat since the dawn of history (see page 36). Then, with Moore counted out in the ninth round, a solicitous Marciano rushed impulsively to his stricken opponent, whose arm extended limply toward the champion as if to ask that the punishing interlude between the two be forgotten. But in the minds of 61,574 eyewitnesses the struggle will linger vividly for a long, long time
HIGH GUN SHOWS JUNIOR HOW
Four-year-old High Gun lay back, took flying mud from three-year-old Nashua, ran last for half a mile, then roared up to win the $106,700 Sysonby at Belmont with a stirring stretch run
Muddy Eddie Arcaro manages lonely postrace smile for railbirds. He had no excuses for Nashua's failure to win the race.
Muddy Willie Boland finds himself in winner's circle with New York Governor Averell Harriman, who made presentation, King Ranch Owners Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kleberg, Trainer Max Hirsch, Mrs. Harriman. (For a Sysonby analysis see page 44.)