PRICE OF VICTORY
Texas Lutheran's victory bell, which hadn't sounded in more than two years, finally had its opportunity following a 27-6 win over East Central Oklahoma. But success was too much for the old bell. After one peal it shuddered in delirium and plunged from its 20-foot tower.
Michigan State finally shifted its multiple offense into high gear, blasted winless Indiana 53-6. Spartan Coach Duffy Daugherty used 50 players in the landslide. Purdue gave Notre Dame its second defeat in three tries 28-14. It looks like a long season for Coach Terry Brennan with Michigan State and Oklahoma coming up in the next two weeks.
Iowa punched over two touchdowns within five minutes to heal Wisconsin 13-7 and remain undefeated.
While Oklahoma was off on outside business, most of the Big Seven played conference games but gained no ground. Nebraska, with a chance to move ahead of the Sooners in the race for the Big Seven title, fell before Kansas State 10-7 on a 35-yard, third-quarter field goal by Halfback Ben Grosse. Kansas tumbled a fumbling Iowa state 25-14, while Colorado went outside the league to bomb Colorado A&M 47-7, mainly on the strength of a 26-point second quarter. Missouri plastered North Dakota state 42-0 for its first win of the season. Other scores:
Xavier 34, Cincinnati 14
Wichita 19, Detroit 13
Ohio Wesleyan 33, Akron 27
Miami (O.) 21, Marshall 14
Bradley 26, Northern Ill. 7
Millikin 30, Augustana 26
Carroll 34, Elmhurst 0
Ill. Wesleyan 34, North Central 13
Kent State 32, Ohio U. 13
Wooster 19, Denison 7
Butler 28, Ball State 12
Tulsa 14, Oklahoma A&M 14
SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE football teams, after three weeks of prosperity, saw the depression hit hard Saturday. Texas, Southern Methodist and Rice toppled, Texas A&M was tied. Only Texas Christian, which bludgeoned Alabama, fully upheld the area's prestige. Until last week the conference had won 14, lost three intersectional games.
Tommy McDonald scored three touchdowns and rushed for 140 yards as Oklahoma mauled Texas 45-0, the worst licking a Texas team has received from its neighbor in 48 years. Upstart Houston battled vaunted Texas A&M to a 14-14 standstill before 67,000. An 11th-hour Aggie drive, which had carried 90 yards to the Houston one, was turned back, with 30 seconds to go.
Baylor topped Arkansas 14-7, in a contest that saw the Razorbacks lose the ball seven times on fumbles.