That there is many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip was well proved last week. Texas saw its hopes for drinking the nectar of the Cotton Bowl fade away in a lackluster tie with Baylor (see below). Oregon, by losing to the Washington Huskies, demonstrated that its Rose Bowl date is by no means assured. Duke, in its sluggish tie with Navy, lost no ground in its march toward the Orange Bowl but looked to be much less of a threat to the big winners from Oklahoma, which cemented its 10th consecutive Big Eight title. The Ohio State Buckeyes, on the other hand, proved they have the proper credentials to represent the Big Ten in Pasadena on New Year's Day
LOST HOPE: The University of Texas saw its Southwest title and Cotton Bowl hopes slip away on the one-foot line in this fourth down play against underdog Baylor University. Longhorn Halfback George Blanch (41) was stopped hard by Baylor Quarterback Doyle Traylor (11) and Guard Charles Bennett (66) after attempting to hurdle the line. Baylor trailed until the fourth quarter, when Fullback Larry Hickman scored from one yard out and Junior Beall kicked the point after touchdown for 7-7 tie.
LOST OPPORTUNITY: Ohio State's Danny Fronk (58, in dark jersey) throws a bone-crushing block on Purdue Linebacker Neil Habig (58), who was only tackier with chance to stop Fullback Bob White (33) at scrimmage. White scampered 31 yards to Purdue's 26 before being nailed. Blocking like this gave Buckeyes 20-7 victory, opened path to Rose Bowl.
HE DIDN'T: Despite crawling tactics, Stanford End Gary Van Galder is stopped half a yard short of the goal line by Southern California's defense halfback, Don Buford (20). The Indians scored on the very next play, however, and went on to win the ball game 35-7, their biggest victory in the history of the 36-game series between the two Pacific Coast Conference rivals. The win kept Stanford's flickering Rose Bowl hopes alive as conference leader Oregon lost to Washington, 6-13.
November 18, 1957
HE DID: Wisconsin Halfback Ron Steiner (15) took this handoff from Quarterback Dale Hackbart (28) and raced 69 yards for a touchdown in the third period of the Badgers' 41-12 rout of Northwestern. Hackbart, a substitute quarterback, entered the game in the first quarter after Northwestern had taken a 6-0 lead and turned the tide almost singlehanded. He ran 57 yards for one score and engineered another, a 69-yard drive in 11 plays. The loss was the seventh in a row for Northwestern.
TWO-WAY STREET: Traffic was heavy in both directions at Franklin Field in Philadelphia last Saturday as Pennsylvania won its first game of the season, 33-20 over Yale. In top picture Quaker Back Bill Young sidesteps a tackle by Yale's Herb Hallas and digs for 62 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter. Minutes later, Yale roared back in the opposite direction as Gene Coker (35) carried 22 yards for the Elis.
DISCOVERY: Though Harvard lost the game to Princeton Saturday, 28-20, it found a football player. Coach John Yovicsin, desperate for talented backs, brought Quarterback Ron Johanson up from the junior varsity, turned him loose against the Tigers. Jayvee Johanson was a huge success, throwing three touchdown passes and running the Crimson like a veteran. Above, he skirts right end for three yards in first period.