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OKLAHOMA ON TOP

Nov. 15, 1954
Nov. 15, 1954

Table of Contents
Nov. 15, 1954

Under 21
Pat On The Back
  • Herewith a salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, regardless of whether they have yet earned its tallest headlines

Horse Racing
Spectacle
  • With rough, resourceful backs to carry the ball and a light, fast line to keep the enemy honest, Oklahoma has won 16 games in a row—longest streak in major college football

Christenberry
Country Fair
Column Of The Week
Golf
Bowling
Motor Sports
Slippery Rock
Sport In Art
  • This is how Painter Fletcher Martin saw the postfight turmoil in Marciano's quarters after his second light with Ezzard Charles at the Yankee Stadium

Lady Ruler
Nature
Acknowledgments
Fisherman's Calendar
Yesterday
  • Little Willie Hoppe played matches crawling around on billiard tables, confounding and infuriating his grown-up adversaries

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

OKLAHOMA ON TOP

With rough, resourceful backs to carry the ball and a light, fast line to keep the enemy honest, Oklahoma has won 16 games in a row—longest streak in major college football

The dramatic photos on the following pages provide a close-up of Oklahoma's formula for victory. The ingredients: backs like Bob Herndon (right), who plunged across for the final score in Oklahoma's 27-13 win over California, and rawboned linemen (following pages) with the speed to out-hustle heavier opposition. Smoothly integrated by Coach Bud Wilkinson, the Sooners have won seven straight games so far this year, the latest a 40-0 pasting of Iowa State last Saturday.

This is an article from the Nov. 15, 1954 issue Original Layout

Their performance has surprised no one. One of Herman Hickman's 11 Elevens and rated first in the U.S. by the A.P. writers' pre-season poll, Oklahoma had six first-string holdovers from last year's team that wound up the season by drubbing Maryland, the national champions, 7-0, in the Orange Bowl. This year they have scored 201 points while holding the opposition to only 42, and with three games left on the schedule are aiming to end the season as they began—as the nation's top-ranking football team.

Oklahoma's white-jerseyed linemen, charging hard, break through to trap and spill California's famed

Quarterback Paul Larson, spinning him back so that he seems to be running in the wrong direction

End Timberlake drives for pass gain in game which losing California called "good experience"

THREE PHOTOSMARK KAUFFMAN