Army beat Navy 14-6 (see page 22) and incidentally
ended the Middies' dream of a holiday cruise to Dallas to test TCU and its
high-powered running star, Jim Swink, in the Cotton Bowl.
So Cotton Bowl officials scanned other vital
scores—Mississippi 26-0 over Mississippi State, Tennessee 20-14 over
Vanderbilt—and promptly sent off an invitation to Mississippi. Ole Miss,
proudly clutching its second straight Southeastern Conference title, accepted
just as promptly.
Georgia Tech meanwhile earned a chance to meet
Pittsburgh and appear in the Sugar Bowl for the third time in four years when
Bobby Dodd's Yellow Jackets defeated Georgia 21-3.
Oklahoma, already set for the Orange Bowl, won its
29th straight victory and turned in the score of the week, 53-0 over Oklahoma
A&M. In a little-noticed demonstration of what Coach Bud Wilkinson has
coming along for the future, the Oklahoma Frosh ran over the Air Force Academy
The upset of the week was the 42-20 beating
administered to mighty Notre Dame by in-and-out Southern California in the Los
Angeles Coliseum. Summarized SI Correspondent James Murray: "The crowd
couldn't have been more shocked if the Christians had started to eat the
lions." (See page 60.)
The riot of the year was reported from Soviet Armenia
where Armenian fans raised such a ruckus after their Yerevan Spartaks lost to
the Sverdlovsk (Russian) Officers Club that four of them were sentenced to 25
years for hooliganism and related crimes, and eight others got terms ranging
from one year to 20. One specific charge by Yerevan's shocked Kommunist:
Armenians had tried to lynch the referee.