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Mervin Hyman
November 02, 1959
Major-college teams unbeaten and untied after six weeks of turmoil were narrowed down to nine: LSU (6-0), Mississippi (6-0), Penn State (6-0), Texas (6-0), North Texas State (5-0), Northwestern (5-0), Syracuse (5-0), USC (5-0), and Yale (5-0). For the last of these there is an added distinction—the Elis are the only unscored-upon team in the nation.
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November 02, 1959

Football's 6th Week

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Stanford, rarely a winner but almost always a thriller, threw USC into a tizzy and had the Trojans reeling 21-12 at half time on the passing of Dick Norman. A well-scared USC sent Fullback Clark Holden smashing over for three second-half touchdowns to overhaul the volatile Indians 30-28 (see page 21).

Putting away the pass for another day, Air Force stuck to the ground behind a fast, hard-charging line to surprise UCLA 20-7 (see page 19). Quarterback Richie Mayo and Fullback Monte Moorberg helped the Falcons pile up 317 yards rushing and scored all their touchdowns.

Washington , fresh from its near conquest of USC, had another shot at an unbeaten team and this time pulled off a 13-12 victory over Oregon . Down 12-0, the Huskies rallied behind Bob Schloredt and Don McKeta and won it on George Fleming's placement kick. The top three:

1. USC (5-0)
3. OREGON (5-1)

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

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