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Oklahoma, on brink of defeat after 44 straight, picked itself up in last quarter, barely squeezed past stubborn Colorado 14-13 to keep intact nation's longest winning streak in another rough week for some favorites. Unbeaten Iowa just did beat Northwestern 6-0, while Notre Dame needed last-ditch pass to overhaul Pitt 13-7; Army scored twice in final period to defeat Virginia 20-12; Michigan State came from behind to catch Illinois 19-14; Ohio State edged Wisconsin 16-13; Duke was played to 14-14 standstill by North Carolina State. Not so fortunate were LSU, upset by Florida 22-14; Mississippi, beaten by Arkansas 12-6; Minnesota, pounded down by Michigan 24-7; Syracuse, surprised by Penn State 20-12; UCLA, shocked by Stanford 20-6. Winners, as expected, included Oregon, Texas A&M, Texas, Auburn, Dartmouth. (For regional report, see page 9.)
San Francisco 49ers reacted to news of sudden death of Co-Owner Tony Morabito (see "Mileposts") by turning two pass interceptions into second-half touchdowns and 21-17 victory over Chicago Bears to take over lead in NFL Western Division as Green Bay struck like lightning in last quarter to rock Baltimore Colts 21-17 and Los Angeles, back on home grounds after disastrous road trip, rolled over Detroit 35-17. Cleveland Browns contained Chicago Cards after first quarter to win 17-7 and regain lead in East with some help from Washington Redskins, who upset New York Giants 31-14. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia staged old-fashioned defensive battle before Steelers came out on top 6-0 to tie Giants for second.
U.S., trailing by three points at end of third quarter, fought back grimly on shooting of Iowa Wesleyan's Bobby Spies (who led scorers with 18 points) to overtake Russians for 51-48 victory and second straight women's world title in final game of two-week tournament at Rio de Janeiro.
Walter O'Malley, his usual affable and glib self, and his Dodgers (mostly front office personnel) invaded Los Angeles last week (see page 29), peddled a few tickets, allowed us how they might use Wrigley Field and spacious Memorial Coliseum for their games until new stadium is constructed at Chavez Ravine, signed Manager Walter Alston and Captain Pee Wee Reese to 1958 contracts, and generally began job of creating good will.