Boston College over Syracuse. The attack-minded Eagles are primed for the year's first big upset. Quarterback Jack Concannon's passing will give it to them over landlocked Syracuse.
Navy over West Virginia. West Virginia's hopes for an unbeaten season will die early. Roger Staubach and that fast Navy backfield will outpass and outspeed the Mountaineers.
Miami over Florida state. The lusty young Seminoles have the muscle to worry Miami, but the Hurricanes have George Mira—and his passing should be more than enough to win.
Auburn over Houston. The Cougars are in over their heads. Auburn's quick, hard defense and a collection of speedy backs will smother improved but perhaps overly ambitious Houston.
TCU over Kansas. Despite a problem at quarterback the Frogs have the line and the runners for Coach Abe Martin's power game. Kansas has the backs, too, but lacks experience up front.
Oklahoma over Clemson. Slickness, precision and some very good ball players are back at Oklahoma, a combination too tough for battle-tested Clemson, one of the South's better teams.
Northwestern over Missouri. Mizzou lost too many of last year's forces to be ready this early for the likes of Northwestern's Tom Myers and the big hard-hitting Wildcat line.
Arizona over Utah state. Arizona's hungry Wildcats are strongest where it counts the most—in the line. They will win if they can stop Utah State's aggressive passing game.
Pitt over UCLA. Pitt has faster backs, a stronger interior line, more depth and a new offensive look. The Bruins of UCLA are still learning the intricacies of the T formation.
Penn state over Oregon. Coach Rip Engle's Nittany Lions cannot match Oregon's splendid Mel Renfro, but their defense is sturdy enough to see them past the free-running Webfoots.