In the Southwest Conference opener
41-6, gaining 330 yards on the ground, 95 in the air. All-America Jim Swink picked up 71 yards, caught a 36-yard pass, scored once on a short buck, but was outrushed by Running Mate Ken Wineburg who gained 89 yards and Fullback Buddy Dike who made 88.
foiled a 92-yard last-quarter
march on the one-inch line for two downs and emerged a 7-6 victor.
40-7 and climbed back into national prominence. While the Aggies' sticky-fingered ends caught passes for three first-half touchdowns, A&M also moved well on the ground, rolling up 354 yards rushing. Rice mixed passing, a 55-yard run by Howard Toelscher and a 32-yard dash by Frank Ryan to squelch a surprisingly strong LSU 23-14.
Quarterback Ray Brown and Fullback Paige Cothren collaborated on slick hand-offs and pass plays to spark
to a 14-0 victory over hefty
. Mississippi marched 94 yards the first time it had the ball, then contained the Houston aerial circus for its 12th straight win.
Jack Hill scored twice as
12-7, once on a 60-yard return of a pass interception. Arizona's Art Luppino picked up 27 yards and now needs only 65 in six games to tie the alltime college-career rushing record of 3,212. He scored Arizona's lone marker. Other scores:
Arizona State 28, N. Mex. A&M 7
Texas Western 34, N. Mex. 0
THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS
Utah and Wyoming U. kept pace in their march toward the Skyline Conference championship (they meet in Laramie October 20) with weekend victories. Utah Smothered
Brigham Young University
41-6, scoring three touchdowns in the final period when Cougar defenses collapsed. Wyoming, however, had to battle down to the whistle to whip stubborn
Colorado A&M 20-12. The Cowboys rolled up a 20-6 lead, then had to fight off four deep Aggie thrusts, one of which got through. Tailback Jim Crawford was the work horse for Wyoming. He scored once from 21 yards out and carried 19 times for 68 yards. Wing-back John Watts provided the most sensational run of the day with an 83-yard scamper on a reverse around left end. He got precision blocking the length of the field and scored, puffing but standing.
won its first of the season, handed
its fourth straight loss 22-13. All the scoring in this one was in the first half, the officials taking over in the second half. In fact, the striped shirts had a field day as they marched off too much yardage in their enthusiasm, another time getting the downs mixed up, and finally permitting an ineligible receiver to catch a pass. Star for Denver was George Colbert—end converted to halfback last week—who picked up 114 yards in 14 carries.
Air Force Academy
turned loose a devastating corps of ground troops in thrashing hapless
53-14 at Colorado Springs. The Academy boys looked like big-time football in their first varsity appearance at home. Coach Buck Shaw has them moving with precision and smartness. Even though the opponent was no match, the Academy is beginning to fall into the fine football tradition of Annapolis and West Point. Other scores:
Calif. Aggies 27, Nevada 19
Col. State 16, Adams State 0