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James Murray
November 05, 1956
After the game one USC rooter, glancing mournfully at the sad news on the scoreboard, tried to be brave about it. "It just goes to prove the old Confucian saying," he said. " 'Man with blood in the eye cannot see football well enough to win game.' "
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November 05, 1956

On The Coast: Stanford Thwarts Vengeance

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The win left Stanford a clean leader for the Rose Bowl, but they still have UCLA's Bruins, also vengeful, to get past next week. Oregon State, which last week handed the Bruins their first conference loss in 20 games, 21-7, is by no means to be discounted; but Coach Taylor, the kind of optimist who could convince the Confederacy they still have a good chance, sees no problem:

"We'll play well in the Rose Bowl," he confided.

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