SI Vault
Mervin Hyman
November 30, 1959
The would-be mighty were still stumbling as college football began packing its trunks and locking up at the close of another season. It was a week of traditional games (for one of the oldest see page 16), and USC was caught up in the whirl of upsets, leaving Syracuse as the nation's only major unbeaten and untied team—but the Orangemen still have to face UCLA, the conqueror Saturday of the Trojans.
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
November 30, 1959

Football's 10th Week

View CoverRead All Articles View This Issue
1 2 3 4 5

North Texas State got in its last licks before its Sun Bowl encounter. The Eagles overwhelmed Drake, amassing 499 yards and 62 points to two for Drake.

Arizona State captured Border Conference laurels by dumping Hardin-Simmons 14-8. Arizona rallied to trip Texas Western 14-10. The top three:

1. TCU (7-2)
2. TEXAS (8-1)
3. ARKANSAS (8-2)


Quarterback Fran Curci and his determined Miami teammates apparently blanch at nothing these days, not even rain in Florida and opponents' press notices. Curci worked his magic on high-striding Michigan State 18-13, using all the skill in his 152-pound body to set up one touchdown and score the other. A win Saturday against Florida should earn an Orange Bowl bid.

Wake Forest , finding Clemson vulnerable to passes, tried to make too much of a good thing. A third-down pass late in the final quarter was picked off by George Usry, who scampered 64 yards to the Deacons' 11. Usry then crashed over for the decisive points, a 33-31 win and Clemson's second straight ACC crown.

Coach Tom Nugent opened his many-splendored play book wide, came up with everything from points to laughs as Maryland trampled Virginia 55-12.

South Carolina Fullback John Saunders, out most of the year with a bad shoulder, got into action finally, powered a 79-yard winning drive that helped overtake North Carolina State 12-7.

End Paul Maguire teamed with Quarterback Jerry Nettles on scoring passes of 31 and 51 yards, but it took a 23-yard run with an intercepted pass by Billy Hughes for The Citadel to stave off West Virginia 20-14.

LSU, backboned by Billy Cannon's 45-yard scoring burst, topped Tulane 14-6, showing its over-all weariness en route.

Continue Story
1 2 3 4 5