Of the 21 undefeated teams of 1955, 16 have already been in action, and five have lost. They were Maryland (12-26 to Syracuse); Miami, Ohio (6-7 to George Washington); Shepherd, W. Va. (0-2 to Fairmont); Parsons (0-6 to Iowa Wesleyan); and Stevens Point, Wis., which was beaten by both Hamline (15-6) and Platteville (0-19).
Indiana University sat out the weekend worrying over the health of its team after Guard Mert Hoagland was hospitalized with polio. The team faced several days of anxious observation and the possibility that several early games might have to be canceled.
Jim Bakhtiar, the University of Virginia fullback, set a new Atlantic Coast Conference record by chalking up 210 yards rushing against VMI. Bakhtiar, an Iranian, who never played football before coming to Virginia, is top Cavalier candidate for All-America.
Arizona's Art Luppino, starting the season just 168 yards short of the alltime rushing record, failed in efforts to break it in the team's first two games. Luppino gained only 31 yards against Montana last week and sat out Wyoming game with injuries.—P.A.