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With the college season in full swing, an abnormally large card of upsets lent the kind of spice that makes every autumn weekend just a bit more tangy. There were, too, the lopsided early returns that the favorites are bound to register, but obviously football still held plenty of surprises. For more of the second week's action, turn the page
FOOT. This late fourth-quarter punt by Billy Atkins (39) of Auburn pulled his team out of a hole and cemented a 7-0 victory against a charging Tennessee team. It was a game that, more than any other of the week, indicated which of the several strong Southeastern Conference contenders is most likely to prevail. Tennessee had been favored, but the large Auburn line, outweighing the Volunteers by some 23 pounds per man, was just too overbearing in the heavy going of a rainy afternoon.
LEGS. Holes like this in the middle of the Ohio State line caused what may have been the most surprising score of the week: TCU 18, Ohio State 14. Here, TCU's Marvin Lasater (23) is shown legging it on a 10-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. OSU's Quarterback Frank Kremblas (22) watches helplessly at right.
FLASHBACK: In 1945, camera caught 8-year-old Dick Donelli, Columbia's mascot, rooting for the Lions. His father, Aldo, was then backfield coach. Donelli struck a similar pose before quarterbacking Lions to a 23-20 upset over Brown. Pop is now head coach.
STARVATION. Stanford Halfback Chuck Shea (with ball) was one of the surprise ground weapons used by air-minded Indians in beating Northwestern 26-6. Hungry Wildcats and their slippery Bob McKeiver were heavily hampered by penalties.
ENTRECHAT. Most fascinating play of the week produced this ballet tableau. Tom O'Connor of Drexel caught New Haven Teachers' Pete Leahy two yards short of touchdown after a 38-yard chase. New Haven won 33-2 for 11th straight.
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THE BOULDER CLIFF HANGER
I just don't think I'll be able to come next week," said the distraught lady to Colorado Coach Dallas Ward. Colorado had just beaten Utah 30-24 in an exciting cliff hanger which was decided with the aid of a freak interception that backfired with just 41 seconds left in the game.