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Field Narrows in Rose Bowl Race

By The Associated Press
LAFAYETTE - Quarterbacks
Bob Griese of Purdue and Bob'
Naponic of Illinois may keep the
football in the air most of the
time as the two teams battle to-
day for second place in the Big
The winner will be a big step
closer to the Big Ten's Rose Bowl;
bid, undefeated Michigan State
being ineligible for the trip be-
cause of having gone last year.
Griese, a senior with seven of
Purdue's career records wrapped
up, has completed 81 of 133 pass-
es this season for 987 yards and
five touchdowns, with five inter-
ceptions. He has gained 139 yards
on 41 keeps and has scored two
Naponic, a sophomore who had
to win his job after the season
started, has completed 44 of 96
passes for 606 yards and three
touchdowns, with only one inter-'

morale factors are different. It retically remaining in contention
wasn't the Boilermakers' first de- for a Rose Bowl bid denied this
feat, and it didn't knock them out season to Michigan State.
of the running for the Rose Bowl. Any hope for what would be an
The Bowl incentive is there for incredible upset today, rests main-
Illinois, too. At 2-1 the Illini ly with Northwestern's aerial
match Purdue in the Big Ten game with quarterback Bill Mel-
standings, and the winner will be zer probing the powerful Spartan
a solid favorite to start 1967 in defense with shots to a pair of
Pasadena. good receivers, Roger Murphy and
Cas Banaszek.
Spartans-Wildcats Murphy has 29 catches for 472
yards and Banaszek 19 for 172.
EVANSTON - Heavily-favored, The Wildcat running game perk-
Michigan State, pursuing a perfect ed up against Iowa with sopho-
Big Ten title defense and the na-|more Chico Kurzawski blooming
tion's No. 1 berth, meets faintly, as a sharp mate to veteran ball-
Rose Bowl hopeful Northwestern carriers Bob McKelvey and Woody
in the crippled Wildcats' Home- Campbell.
coming football game today. Awesome Offense
MSU's Spartans drubbed for- However, Northwestern's injury-
midable Purdue 41-20 for their hobbled defense is confronted by
sixth straight victory last Satur- a Spartan attack which has rolled
day, but still failed to wrest back up 1,269 yards rushing and 627

from Notre Dame the top spot in
the AP's national poll.
Thus Northwestern, with an

-Daily-Andy Sacks
CAPTAIN JACK CLANCY MAKES ONE OF THE PATENDED CATCHES which have made him the Big Ten's leading receiver with
24 catches for 310 yards and two touchdowns in three games. Cla,ney leads the nation with 50 grabs for 691 yards in six games.
Best in the West' Meet Badgers Today

Other End overall 2-3-1 record, doesn't expect
The key man at the other end the Spartans to have buttons on
of the passing game have been their spears in seeking to swell
Jim Beirne of Purdue and John their conference mark to 5-0 and
Wright of Illinois, a pair of fine cut as fancy a figure as Notre
ends. Each tied a school record Dame may do against Navy.
last week with 11 catches.! Will Know Score
For the season Beirne has The Irish-Navy result from
caught 39 tosses for 460 yards and Philadelphia will be posted well
four touchdowns. Wright has 42 before the end of the struggle in
catches for 591 yards and three ;Northwestern's Dyche Stadium.
touchdowns. Until the big Nov. 19 battle be-
Illinois will be hoping for a tween Michigan State and Notre
repetition of history, 1965 edition- Dame at East Lansing, coach
A year ago Purdue went to Duffy Daugherty is concerned
Champaign still down from a loss over a possible Spartan letdown in
at Michigan State, which had three successive tilts with Big Ten
spoiled the Boilermakers' unde- underdogs.
feated season and dimmed their After Northwestern, currently
hopes for the Big Ten champion- 1-1-1 in conference play, Michigan
ship and the Rose Bowl trip. Illi- State meets Iowa 0-4 and Indiana
nois won 21-0.
Rosey Picture u e,'s rreame warning

passing in six games. Top MSU
rusher, fullback Bob Apisa, has
averaged 5.3 yards per carry and
scored eight touchdowns in a ver-
satile attack directed by Jimmy
Raye, an exceptional runner and
sharp passer.
Michigan State has won seven
straight games from Northwestern,
last season skinning the Wildcats
49-7 en route to a perfect 10-0,
regular season.
IOWA CITY-Two years and 16
long Big Ten games ago Iowa
scratched out a 21-20 victory over
Indiana at Bloomington.
The Hawkeyes will have to re-
peat that victory performance
when the two collide here today or
tie a Big Ten record for consecu-,
tive defeats.
Iowa is only one game shy of
the record of 17 straight league
defeats inflicted on Northwestern
back in 1913-15.
However, Coach Ray Nagel, dub-
bing himself an "eternal opti-
mist," says he thinks there is a
pretty good chance the Hawkeyes
may reverse their futility trend.
Happy Loss
Encouraged by Iowa's perform-
ance in a 24-15 loss to North-

western - which the Hawkeyes
broke a four-game scoring drought
-Nagel said he felt "we have a
chance to beat Indiana . . if we
can keep our momentum of the
fourth quarter of the Northwest-
ern game" going.
Indiana not only will have to
battle Iowa. but also a rash of in-
juries. Several key players on the
Hoosier defense are expected to
see limited, if any duty, and var-
ious injuries have removed from
the offense No. 2 fullbAck Jim
Smith, halfback Terry Cole, guard
Tom Schuette, end Rick Spickard
and center Harold Mauro.
Indiana is 1-1-1 in the Big Ten
but 1-4-1 overall. Iowa, 1-5 over-
all, holds a 20-11-4 edge in the
* * *
{S U-Minnesota
sota Gophers return home follow-
ing a 49-0 pasting from Michigan
last Saturday to face the Buck-
eyes of Ohio State today in a
regionally-televised game.
OSU won its first Big Ten game
last week with a come-from-be-
hind triumph over Wisconsin, 24-
13. The Buckeyes' conference rec-
ord stands at 1-2 and they are
2-3 overall.
Minnesota is tied with three
other Big Ten teams with a 1-1-1
mark and is 2-3-1 in all games.
The game will mark the first
Buckeye trip to Minnesota since
1950 and the visitors have been
installed as one-touchdown favo-
rites in the contest. Coach Woody
Hayes' team features a huge of-
fensive line averaging 234 pounds
and a strong running game led by
Paul Hudson.
The Gophers will be trying to
rebound from last week's disaster
at Michigan when their three
quarterbacks could combine for
only six pass completions in 25
Neither team can be counted
out of the running yet for the
Rose Bowl, although the hopes
for either are pretty dim.



Purdue lost to M~ichigan Stat
again last week, but most of th
'Miam-i Stops
UijSC, 10 -7
By The Associated Press

te about Northwestern which has lost
he five different starters for the sea-
son because of injuries was: "This
is the kind of club which. can ex-
plode and. beat anybody."
Roses Possible
Northwestern won its first Big
Ten game last Saturday from
Iowa 24-15, tied Wisconsin 3-3 and
lost to Indiana 26-14, thus theo-

parlayed a mighty defense and theN*
bullish running of Doug McGee
into a 10-7 victory last night over
fifth-ranked and previously un-
beaten Southern California.
In two smashes from the Trojan

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1o, lvlcuee was across for a sourm sr he Associated Press

-Daily-Andy Sacks
BIG TEN PACE-SETTER THROUGH THE AIR, Dick Vidmer lets fly (above) with one of his accurate aerials. Vidmer currently
leads the league with 46 completions in 85 attempts for 598 yar ds and six touchdowns.

period touchdown that gave the
Hurricanes their second win in,
three games over an undefeated
They inflicted the first defeat
on Georgia two weeks ago.
Miami took a 3-0 lead in the
second period on a 28-yard field
goal by Ray Harris but fell be-
hind just before halftime whenj
Southern California scored on a
17-yard pass from Rod Sherman
to Ron Drake.
Wasted Chances
Numerous scoring opportunities
were wasted by the Hurricanes
They moved twice to the Trojan
six and once to the 13 and gained
only three points from the com~i-
bined effort.
As the No. 1 quarterbacir Bill
Miller failed consistently to get
his team across, David Olivo re-
placed him in the third l)eriod and
led Miami to the winning touch-
down on the first play of the last
Then the Miami defense, which
had contained Southern California
almost all the way, became even
tougher, clobbering every offen-
sive attempt by the Trojans the
rest of the way.

With Notre Dame and Michigan
State having the next best thing
to a week off, attention on the
college football front might rea-
sonably shift to the Southwest
Conference where two critical
names will be played today.
Thy Irish, top team in the coun-
try, plays a lackluster Navy squad
at Philadelphia and the No. 2
Spartans begin a three-week set
against weak Big Ten clubs, play-
in- Northwestern.j
But Southwest Conference fans
,ill be treated to a:i unusual situ-.
Ation where, the only two unde-
: atcd teams in league competi-

tion will be small underdogs in
tough games.
Surprising Texas A&M, 3-0 in
the conference and 3-2 over-all
plays Arkansas, No. 9 in the coun-
try, which lost to Baylor three
weeks ago. And SMU, 2-0 in the
SWC and 4-1 altogether, meets
Texas, 2-1 in the league and 3-3
Favored to Lose
Both Texas A&M and SMU, de-
spite their records, are figured to
lose by those who decide these
things, but if they should win the
battle will be joined next week
when they meet in the Cotton
But if the oddsmakers are right,
the conference race would be an
incredible five-way tangle partic-
ularly if highly regarded Baylor,
upset by Texas A&M last week,
beats TCU as expected.
Further adding to the football
madness in Texas is the schedule
which has SMU at Texas in Austin
in an afternoon game and Texas
AArMat Aknna at nnr

3 in total offense with 3,327 yards
and No. 4 in total offense with
3,327 yards and, No. 4 in passing
with 137 completions.
Alabama, No. 4 is a prohibitive
favorite over Mississippi State.
Georgia Tech, No. 6 could get
a good battle from Duke, which is
rebouding from a 33-7 thrashing
by North Carolina State last week.
Seventh-ranked Florida is a two-
touchdotvn favorite over Auburn.
Missouri, 4-1, could give eighth-
ranked Nebraska, unbeaten this
season, a rough game. The Corn-
huskers are favored by a touch-
down. Wyoming, No. 10 with a 6-0
record, meets Colorado State.
Other major games include
Tennessee- Army, Georgie-North
Carolina, Kansas State-Kansas,
LSU-Mississippi, Penn State-Cali-
fornia, S t a n f o r d-Washington,
Yale-Darmouth, Syracuse-Pitts-
burgh Wake Forest-Clemson,
Vanderbilt-Tulane, Oregon State-
Washington State and West Vir-



San Francisco 105, Baltimore 104
Detroit 129, Chicago 117
Miami (Fla) 10, Southern Calif. 7
Battle Creek Cen. 26, Ann Arbor 13
D~aily 20, SGC 12"


arm and Ar ansas at conege
Station-112 miles away-five and
one-half hours later at night.
Many fans are expected to rush
from one stadium to the other. B illboar
Rice and Texas Tech clash in #
the only SWC game that doesn't
figure to have a bearing on the The Michigan LaCrosse Club's
conference race. scheduled match with Michigan
Meanwhile State today has been called off
Third-rated UCLA faces the Air by MSU and has not be re-
Force Academy, which has beaten scheduled. The Spartans, who
the Bruins in three of the last defeated the Wolverines, 7-4,
four years, but ought to have its earlier this month in East Lans-
troubles with Gary Beban and ing, gave no reason for the. can-
Mel Farr. cellation.
The Bruins are led by Gary* *
Beban and Mel Farr, who are . The Michigan Rugby Club
finding cozy niches in the UCLA will travel to East Lansing to-
football record book. day to face the Michigan State
Beban, a junior quarterback, has Ruggers at 3 p.m. The Wolver-
played just 17 varsity games, but ines defeated the Spartans 3-0
already is ranked No. 3 among earlier this year in a conference
Bruin scorers with 130 points, No. game.

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
JIM DETWP ER RAMS THROUGH AN OPENING in the Minnesota line, above, in the style which has vaulted him into a tie for
the Big Ten scoring lead with MSU's Bob Apisa. Both players have TD's, though Apisa has played one more game.

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