Michigan vs. Northwestern
Northwestern had its letdown against Minnesota last week and it isn't likely to happen again, even without Dick Thornton. Michigan lacks the strength to stop NORTHWESTERN.
Ohio State vs. Purdue
The Buckeye defense has been stuttering and State lacks a concentrated attack. Purdue, on the other hand, has a good line and a fine passer in Bernie Allen. PURDUE.
Wisconsin vs. Iowa
Don't sell the Hawkeyes short. Coach Forest Evashevski has plugged the gaps, and Olen Tread-way has solved the quarterback problem. Wisconsin looked ragged the last time out, so I'll take IOWA.
Michigan State vs. Notre Dame
Notre Dame is getting help from its sophomores, and George Izo and Red Mack are back. State is still learning. No winner because this is my NBC-TV game this week.
LSU vs. Kentucky
It has to be LSU against anyone. Those three Bengal teams will simply outrun a Kentucky club which lacks defensive skill. LSU.
Auburn vs. Georgia Tech
This should be the battle of the day. Tech has a better offense, but I have a hunch that Auburn's defense will be able to handle the Engineers. AUBURN.
Syracuse vs. Holy Cross
Syracuse has the attack to go with a tremendous line, and Holy Cross may find itself overmatched. The Orange looks like the class of the East. SYRACUSE.
UCLA vs. California
This is one of those traditional games and the record sometimes means very little. But California appears too weak to test UCLA.
Oregon vs. Air Force
Both are unbeaten but Quarterback Richie Mayo's passing gives the Air Force the advantage. Oregon will be tough. However, my choice is the AIR FORCE.
USC vs. Washington
The Trojans are on the move again and I can't see Washington holding them in check for a full game. Line play will make the difference and a win for USC.