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Pitt, trailing 7-0 at half time, used hardhitting Fullbacks Ralph Jelic and Tom Jenkins to shatter Miami defenses, sent wriggling Quarterbacks Corny Salvaterra and Darrell Lewis (see below) over for second-half touchdowns to win 14-7, spoiling Hurricanes' unbeaten record at Miami.
Cleveland temporarily thwarted New York's Eastern NFL title hopes with 24-7 victory, while Washington remained in race by beating Philadelphia 19-17. Detroit held slender edge in West, trouncing Pittsburgh 45-7 to set up payoff game Sunday with Chicago Bears, who squeezed past Cards 10-3. San Francisco upset Green Bay 38-20; Los Angeles surprised Baltimore 31-7.
Eddie Machen, fast-moving Californian who has yet to lose in 19 pro fights, counterpunched and jabbed away at plodding Johnny Summerlin for 10 rounds but was unable to bring down his opponent and had to be content with decision at Syracuse. Machen, touted as future rival for Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson, admitted, "I learned more from this fight...now I'm looking for Patterson," but Manager Sid Flaherty was more cautious: "In some ways he has come along too quickly."
Floyd Patterson, who knocked out Archie Moore to win heavyweight championship, was named Boxer of the Month by NBA, which also dropped Moore from heavyweight rankings, raised clowning Hurricane Jackson to No. 1 contender.
HONORED—Paul Hornung, versatile Notre Dame backfield star, brightest spot in Irish's most dismal season; voted Heisman Trophy as outstanding college football player of 1956, by 1,318 sportswriters and broadcasters, in New York.