With major upsets
removing one challenger in each circuit from immediate contention, both the
Southeastern and Atlantic Coast conference races turned into two-team squabbles
last weekend. In both cases, the leaders are heading straight for climactic
games with each other.
stand at the head of the SEC and will meet on Nov. 10 in
and Clemson are alone in the ACC lead and come together
this week in their annual "big Thursday" State Fair grudge match.
grabbed the major attention.
shocked previously undefeated
Came suddenly alive to wallop
The two remaining
SEC leaders had little trouble with conference foes. Georgia Tech, improving
with each game, methodically took Auburn apart 28-7. Tech has a different star
each week. This time it was little (156 pounds) Johnny Menger, a halfback who
ran 60 yards to set up a score, returned a punt 87 yards for another touchdown.
Another little man, Tailback Johnny Majors (162 pounds), did some dazzling
running as unbeaten Tennessee handed
its 17th straight loss 24-0.
Majors loped 43 yards for a touchdown, set up one more. In other
21-7, as Vandy was powerless
without injured star Quarterback Don Orr. In a night game, two fourth-down
yardage gambles by LSU went wrong and
capitalized on both for
touchdown drives and a 14-0 triumph. Outside the league, aroused
off its feet for a 7-7 tie.
Mississippi state, trailing
unexpectedly at halftime, recovered for a 19-9 victory Over
While Clemson and
South Carolina were resting for their big game, other ACC teams were playing
outside opponents. Duke lost to rugged
state got its multiple offense going after three straight losses for a 20-0
Florida state to a 14-14 tie, while
stayed at the top of the Southern Conference by
bashing VMI 40-14 with a five-touchdown avalanche in the second and third
periods. Other scores:
West Va. 20, Wm. & Mary 13
Wofford 23, The Citadel 19
Davidson 43, Stetson 7
Chattanooga 28, Ab. Chris. 20
Southwestern 42, W. & L. 0
Randolph Macon 20, Guilford 7
Hamp.-Syd. 34, West. Md. 14
Wabash 23, Sewanee 6
Miss. South. 27, Memp. St.
Miss. College 0, Milsaps 0
Centre 26, Georgetown (Ky.) 7
W. Ky. St. 14, E. Ky. St. 6
Va. Tech 46, Richmond 14
Big ten football
prestige was both boosted and blasted on Saturday. No one in the Midwest will
listen for a minute to the notion that Oklahoma is a better football team than
Michigan state after Coach Duffy Daugherty's Spartans crushed Notre Dame 47-14.
Yet, while the Spartans were winning friends and influencing sportswriters,
powerful and undefeated
was upset by Penn state, a team from the
East, of all places, 7-6. The Nittany Lions surprised everyone holding Ohio
State's tremendous ground game to 188 yards. It was a scoreless tie with only
3� minutes remaining in the game when Penn State Halfback Bruce Gilmore plunged
to a touchdown from the one-foot line. Quarterback Milt Plum kicked the
extra-point that won the game, as Ohio State roared back to score a minute and
a half later but missed the conversion.
continued to flash power, defeating speedy
on a 22-yard field goal by Fullback Dick Borstad with less than three minutes
sophomore Fullback John Herrnstein scored three touchdowns as
his team defeated stubborn Northwestern 34-20 for its first Big Ten win.
, muffing five scoring chances, had to settle for a 6-6 tie with
rallied to beat
19-14, and undefeated
In the Big Seven
scored its 34th consecutive victory over a fired-up
squad 34-12, with the Sooners picking up 20 points in the second period. While
Oklahoma was thus winning its second conference game,
stayed a step
ahead in the Big Seven standings by blistering
Iowa state 52-0, for a 3-0
record. John Bayuk scored three times and outgained the entire Iowa State team,
145 yards to 133.
opened its conference play by coming from behind to