SUGAR BOWL

There will be plenty of hooting and hollering at New Orleans when Rice's conservative Owls match their solid ball-control game against the bright attack of Ole Miss's Rebels. NBC-TV, 1:45 p.m., E.S.T.
December 26, 1960

RICE
By any standard, this Is hardly a spectacular Rice team, but it was sound enough to finish in a three-way tie for second place in the stiff Southwest Conference, where the football is always good. Coach Jess Neely dotes on ball control and, lacking a breakaway runner, is content to have his Owls hack out two or three yards at a time, usually inside the tackles. Quarterbacks Bill Cox and Randy Kerbow occasionally roll out and pass from a pro-type slot T. Keep an eye on the middle of the line, where the hefty King boys, Boyd and Rufus, and Bobby Lively hit hard and spark a solid defense which gave up only seven touchdowns all season. The three-deep pass defense is tight enough on long throws, but it can be suckered by shorties into the flats. This deficiency, which showed up against Baylor, is almost certain to attract the attention of Mississippi's talented Jake Gibbs and, along with a painful absence of depth, could cost the Owls dearly.

MISSISSIPPI
Frugal on defense, lavish on offense, Ole Miss can win in many ways. But the most effective way is to turn the job over to Jake Gibbs, one of college football's best passers. Big and rangy, Gibbs has the pro knack of waiting for his receivers to get into the clear, then throwing with sharp accuracy, usually to zigzagging Halfback Bobby Crespino or End Johnny Brewer. Gibbs has completed 66 of 109 passes for 970 yards and 12 touchdowns this year and, just to prove his versatility, has run for five more scores. Hard-hitting Fullback Jim Anderson supplies the inside bursts necessary to complement Gibbs' passing, and a forceful, tough line (fourth in the nation in rushing defense) provides ample protection. Mississippi faltered only twice during the year, but both times Center Allen Green rescued the Rebels with last-second field goals to beat Arkansas 10-7 and tie LSU 6-6. The likelihood is, however, that Ole Miss will probably not have to resort to histrionics to beat Rice. Two touchdowns should do it nicely.

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PHOTOGUARD RUFUS KING (60) IS ONE OF RICE'S MOST DILIGENT DEFENDERS
PHOTOPASSING OR ROLLING OUT, MISSISSIPPI'S GIBBS (12) IS HARD TO STOP ILLUSTRATION

THE RECORD

13

GEORGIA TECH

16

10

TULANE

7

10

FLORIDA

0

47

SMU

0

7

TEXAS

0

30

TEXAS TECH

6

0

ARKANSAS

3

21

TEXAS A&M

14

23

TCU

0

7

BAYLOR

12

THE ROSTER

Webb

11

RH

Wayt

14

LH

Bowen

15

FB

S. Brown

16

RH

Cox

24

QB

Kerbow

26

QB

Jackson

37

FB

Blume

43

LH

Stroud

54

C

B. King

57

C

R. King

60

LG

Ligon

62

RG

Lively

66

RG

Anthony

67

LG

Johnston

70

RT

Karam

72

LT

Ulborn

73

RT

Cornett

74

LT

Stellman

82

LE

Burrell

84

LE

Raesz

85

RE

B. Simmons

89

RE

X-RAY BOX

RICE

OPP.

Runs attempted

559

385

Rushing yardage

2,070

1,317

Passes attempted

145

163

Passes completed

74

76

Passing yardage

832

940

Passes int'ceptd by

17

11

Punts

42

45

Avg. dist. punts

34.3

37.6

Fumbles lost

7

16

Field goals

4

4

2-pt. conversions

0-1

0-2

1-pt. conversions

18-22

3-4

Longest kickoff ret.

52

40

Avg. kickoff ret.

24.7

18

Longest punt ret.

43

25

Avg. punt ret.

9.7

11.5

Penalties

44

48

Yds. lost pens.

474

454

THE RECORD

42

HOUSTON

0

21

KENTUCKY

6

31

MEMPHIS STATE

20

26

VANDERBILT

0

26

TULANE

13

10

ARKANSAS

7

6

LSU

6

45

CHATTANOOGA

0

24

TENNESSEE

3

35

MISSISSIPPI STATE

9

THE ROSTER

Gibbs

12

QB

Elmore

19

QB

Blair

22

LH

Crespino

31

RH

Robinson

33

RH

Doty

35

LH

Adams

40

FB

Anderson

42

FB

Green

52

C

Ross

54

C

Alford

60

LG

Bolin

63

RG

Jones

66

RG

Price

69

LG

J. Brown

74

LT

Benton

77

RT

Dunaway

78

RT

Robertson

79

LT

Daniels

80

LE

Brewer

81

RE

Smith

82

LE

Dabbs

89

RE

X-RAY BOX

MISS.

OPP.

Runs attempted

475

380

Rushing yardage

2,283

881

Passes attempted

171

156

Passes completed

95

70

Passing yardage

1,343

794

Passes int'ceptd by

8

12

Punts

39

67

Avg. dist. punts

37.0

35.3

Fumbles lost

15

13

Field goals

4

1

2-pt. conversions

6-13

0-2

1-pt. conversions

20-24

5-7

Longest kickoff ret.

33

66

Avg. kickoff ret.

18.5

18.7

Longest punt ret.

27

36

Avg. punt ret.

9.2

9.4

Penalties

63

40

Yds. lost pens.

613

401

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)