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Elsewhere in the South a 70-yard scoring pass on the first play from scrimmage started Auburn to an easy 20-0 victory over Georgia. Sophomore Quarterback Billy Stacy scored three touchdowns and passed for a fourth as Mississippi state rolled over important LSU 32-13. A stolen lateral and an intercepted pass set up drives of 54 and 71 yards, bringing Tulane a 13-6 victory over Vanderbilt. Kentucky Warmed Up for this week's meeting with Tennessee by whomping Xavier 33-0.
Duke, picking up strength every week, recovered eight of 10 Wake Forest fumbles and splashed to a 26-0 victory in the rain, scoring in every quarter. South Carolina got untracked with marches of 58 and 52 yards late in the fourth quarter for a 13-0 Victory Over deflated Maryland. Virginia was no match for Navy, dropping a 34-7 decision in a mud bath at Baltimore.
Bnbrdg. Navy 19, Grt. Lakes 7
Quarterback Ken Ploen floated a soft pass to End Jim Gibbons in the end zone and suddenly the fragrance of roses drifted over the bellowing, shivering crowd of 57,732 in Iowa City, Iowa. With one deft play in the third quarter that covered just 11 yards Iowa had upset rugged Ohio state 6-0 and won the tangled, full-throttle Big Ten race for the Rose Bowl. For Iowa the trip to Pasadena on New Year's Day will be the first in its history. For favorite OSU, the loss was its first in 18 Big Ten games. By winning, Iowa also gained at least a tie for the Big Ten championship and will win all the marbles if Michigan happens to knock off OSU this weekend.
In one of the finest games of the Big Ten season, Minnesota upset favored Michigan state 14-13. The two teams were perfectly matched—Minnesota gained 324 yards to Michigan State's 333—but the difference was Gopher Quarterback Bobby Cox.
Michigan had no trouble with Indiana, winning 49-26, while in two other battles Of the also-rans, Northwestern beat Purdue 14-0 and Wisconsin tied Illinois 13-13. Quarterback Paul Hornung led Notre Dame to a 21-14 victory Over North Carolina that snapped a five-game Irish losing streak.
In the Big Seven where Oklahoma has a permanent lease on the championship, Sooner Coach Bud Wilkinson saw his boys maul Missouri 67-14, rolling for 464 yards on the ground and 138 more in the air. Then Wilkinson, keeping a straight face, said: "I think Missouri played well. I thought they contained us fairly well." Kansas State battered Iowa State 32-6.
Houston , champion of the Missouri Valley Conference, erased a 7-6 half-time deficit to defeat Villanova 26-13 in an inter-sectional game. Jim Wiggins dashed 82 and 90 yards for touchdowns as Oklahoma A&M bowled over Detroit 25-7 in an MVC contest. Other scores: