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FOOTBALL'S 9TH WEEK
Mervin Hyman
November 23, 1959
As the college football season draws to a close there is little order in the postseason bowl picture. Syracuse will go to the Cotton Bowl, but beyond that all is confusion. Here are the best guesses.
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November 23, 1959

Football's 9th Week

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9TH WEEK LEADERS

( NCAA statistics)

SCORING

TD

PAT

FG

PTS

Nolan Jones, Arizona State

10

23

3

92

Skip Face, Stanford

10

23

2

89

Ed Kovac, Cincinnati

14

0

0

84

RUSHING

R

YDS.

AVG.

Tom Watkins, Iowa State

139

775

5.6

Dwight Nichols, Iowa State

195

711

3.6

Abner Haynes, N. Texas State

105

680

6.5

PASSING

A

C

PCT.

YDS.

TD

Dick Norman, Stanford

224

118

.528

1,562

10

Jack Lee, Cincinnati

201

116

.577

1,350

7

Pete Hall, Marquette

211

102

.483

1,446

7

TOTAL OFFENSE

R

P

YDS.

Dick Norman, Stanford

90

1,562

1,652

Pete Hall, Marquette

—45

1,446

1,401

Jack Lee, Cincinnati

22

1,350

1,372

TOTAL TEAM OFFENSE

PLAYS

YDS.

GAME AVG.

Syracuse

600

3,549

444

Iowa

573

3,199

400

Mississippi

610

3,249

361

TOTAL TEAM DEFENSE

PLAYS

YDS.

GAME AVG.

Syracuse

382

790

99

LSU

504

1,293

144

Mississippi

467

1,357

151

As the college football season draws to a close there is little order in the postseason bowl picture. Syracuse will go to the Cotton Bowl, but beyond that all is confusion. Here are the best guesses.

Cotton: Syracuse vs. Texas; Rose: " Washington vs. Wisconsin; Sugar: LSU vs. Mississippi; Orange: Kansas or Missouri vs. Penn State or Georgia; Gator: Here the situation is crystal-clear. The Gator boys simply sit back and happily take what is left over.

THE EAST

Neither bleak clouds nor steady rains nor courageous Colgate could stay the massive motion of the Syracuse attack. When it was over, the men from Syracuse led 71-0 and the Red Raiders had yet to stage a foray. Confident of their ground muscles, the Orangemen decided to test their aerial weapons. Quarterbacks Dave Sarette and Dick Easterly and Halfback Mark Weber tossed six touchdown passes. In all, Syracuse rolled up 607 yards (309 on passes) and 27 first downs.

Penn State , too, stampeded its foe, trouncing Holy Cross 46-0. Once again, Quarterback Richie Lucas, running and passing superbly, led State's attack. His 216 yards gained set a school mark for total yardage in one year.

Penn, briskly brushing aside Columbia's willing but insufficient defenders, won 24-6 to edge closer to the Ivy League title. However, Dartmouth was still in contention after Quarterback Bill Gundy's three touchdown passes beat Cornell 21-12. Brown eliminated Harvard 16-6.

Yale, hungry for revenge for last year's horrendous 50-14 beating, made Princeton pay for its transgressions 38-20. Most rambunctious Eli was Quarterback Tom Singleton, who completed all eight of his passes for 108 yards and one touchdown, scored another himself, kicked two extra points and passed for two more.

Pitt, staying on the ground, ran over Notre Dame 28-13; Navy regrouped its faltering forces to defeat George Washington 16-8; Boston U. shocked Boston College 26-7. The top three:

1. SYRACUSE (8-0)
2. PENN STATE (8-1)
3. PENN (6-1-1)

THE SOUTH

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