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October 10, 1955

A Roundup Of The Week's News

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UCLA , with Tailback Ronnie Knox on bench nursing injured shoulder, hardly missed talented junior, bounced back from Maryland defeat to clobber Washington State 55-0 at Pullman, Wash.

Washington Redskins roared to four touchdowns in third quarter, upset Philadelphia Eagles 31-30 on Vic Janowicz's 20-yard field goal in final period at Philadelphia to take over Eastern Division lead in National Football League.

Baltimore Colts got professional performances from Rookie George Shaw , who tossed two touchdown passes, and line-busting neophyte Alan Ameche , who scored twice, surprised favored Detroit Lions 28-13 before 40,000 at Baltimore.

Les Richter's dramatic 33-yard field goal (his second of game) as time ran out put Los Angeles Rams out in front 27-26, frustrated Pittsburgh Steelers in wild game at Los Angeles. Earlier in week, Steelers nosed out Chicago Cardinals 14-7 on last-minute pass from Jimmy Finks to Ray Mathews.

Green Bay Packers continued to confound rivals, upset favored Chicago Bears 24-3 for second victory as Tobin Rote fired pair of touchdown passes, scored on short plunge at Green Bay, Wis.

Cleveland Browns ' sharpshooting Otto Graham served up accurate passes while bone-crushing Ed (Big Mo) Modzelewski shattered feeble San Francisco line to overwhelm 49ers 38-3 at San Francisco.

Chicago Cardinals turned two long passes by Quarterback Lamar McHan , 65-yard dash by Halfback Dave Mann into 28-17 win over New York Giants at Chicago.


Chuck Spieser, onetime Michigan State intercollegiate light-heavyweight champion, caught up to veteran Willie Troy in fifth, battered his rival with jolting blows, won by TKO at Washington, D.C. Another ex-college star, 1955 NCAA heavyweight titleholder Crowe Peele of LSU, made pro debut on same card, impressed with four-round TKO over Jimmy Brown.

Floyd Patterson , quick-handed Brooklyn light heavyweight, unloaded rapid combinations to floor outclassed Dave Whitlock twice in second round, scored easy victory when referee stopped bout in third at San Francisco.

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