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Mervin Hyman
November 16, 1959
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November 16, 1959

Football's 8th Week

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Once-beaten Washington and Oregon were still running neck and neck for the Rose Bowl. The Huskies, surprised by Oregon State 's single wing, took a while to get untracked, but won 13-6. Oregon, caught in a real cliff-hanger with California , pulled it out finally 20-18 when little (5-foot 4-inch) Cleveland Jones out-wrestled big (6-foot) Wayne Crow for Dave Grosz's 35-yard end zone pass.

UCLA and Stanford started out tamely enough and were tied 7-7 at the end of the first quarter. But then the roof fell in on the adventurous Indians, and they wound up with a 55-13 scalping.

Wyoming , the Skyline leader, went out of the conference to beat San Jose State 28-7; New Mexico defeated Brigham Young 21-6; Colorado State edged Utah State 10-7. The top three:

1. USC (7-0)
3. OREGON (7-1)


While their bigger brothers were making the boldest headlines, the small colleges still had 21 teams among the nation's unbeaten and untied.

Coach Dave Nelson's mighty little Delaware club routed Temple 62-0 on the way to a showdown with Bowling Green , a 23-14 winner over Southern Illinois . Juniata clobbered Drexel Tech 47-0; Florida A&M defeated North Carolina A&T 28-16; Prairie View outscored Texas College 23-11; San Francisco State beat Sacramento State 37-14.

Hofstra, Carnegie Tech, Southern Connecticut, Middle Tennessee State, Lenoir-Rhyne, Fairmont State, Hillsdale, Western Illinois, William Jewell, Huron (see page 24), Butler, College of Emporia, John Carroll, Peru State and Coe were still unbeaten. Mississippi Southern beat North Carolina State 19-14 and Montana State trimmed Montana 40-6.

Among those not so lucky were Rochester , upset by Tufts 20-0; West Chester State, beaten by Bloomsburg Teachers 13-0; and Adams State , which fell before Colorado College 47-8. Hungry Marietta feasted to its heart's content against Washington & Jefferson, winning 90-0 and piling up a record 717 yards as Dallas Garber scored 42 points.

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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