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ORANGE BOWL

Dec. 25, 1961
Dec. 25, 1961

Table of Contents
Dec. 25, 1961

Point Of Fact
Gold Rush
Girls And Boys
The Enthusiast
  • The way of the world with a game is mirrored in all its astonishing variety in the following 40 pages. First, Barbara Heilman tells the very American story of Benjamin Edward Bensinger, Chicago businessman and supersportsman. Then action photographs (page 34) catch shining moments in sports that identify nations almost as their flags do. Scholarly and entertaining, Alexander Eliot (page 44) chronicles the deeds of Heracles, first of the Olympian sportsmen and a Greek hero who tamed water in ways modern conservationists are trying to imitate. Finally (page 62), a gallery of the world's loveliest sportswomen, a theme that is particularly apropos in a year in which the wife of the President of the U.S. has done so much to lend an aura of glamour to the arena of sport

  • The games men play change magically from nation to nation, but each has its moments of beauty and high excitement, as the pictures below and on the next eight pages disclose. Here, for example, a village cricket match in England creates an atmosphere of late-afternoon, late-summer tranquility

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ORANGE BOWL

LSU, conqueror of Mississippi, tests its methodical attack in Miami against the balanced running and passing of the Big Eight champion, Colorado

LSU still uses three teams—the starting White team, the offensive Go team and the defensive Chinese Bandits. Coach Paul Dietzel tries to divide the playing time evenly, so LSU's depth could be a factor if the day is hot. The Chinese Bandits are especially strong this year. Two of their backs, Dwight Robinson and Tommy Neck, tied for the conference leadership in pass interceptions—which means trouble for Colorado's passing. LSU's offense is conservative, with fads and fancy stuff kept to a minimum. Using what amounts to a slot T, the team relies on counterplays and traps designed to slip its fast backs—Wendell Harris (crashing line, above) and Jerry Stovall—inside the tackles. Although running is stressed, the team has been successful on sprint-out passes, where Quarterbacks Jimmy Field and Lynn Amedee follow the man in motion as if to sweep end, pass to him as he cuts downfield. When LSU reaches the goal line, look for a trick play. The fullback may hurtle over the line, without the ball, as the quarterback skirts end or flips a quick pass. LSU strategy will be to play a cautious game, wait for Colorado to make a mistake and then move in.

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Colorado has a balanced team. Its passing attack, with Quarterback Gale Weidner throwing primarily to End Jerry Hillebrand, can break open a game. Against Kansas, behind 19-0 in the fourth quarter, Colorado scored three times to win, all on long passes. Weidner is especially effective on the roll-out, which Coach Sonny Grandelius calls "the action pass." Colorado has a good running attack too, which makes the team difficult to defend against. The team uses the standard sweeps, counters and traps, with Halfbacks Teddy Woods and Buffalo Bill Harris doing most of the carrying. Colorado's line is led by All-America Joe Romig, who plays middle linebacker on defense. Generally the team uses a four-man line and three linebackers—the 4-3 defense—with four safety men. Should Colorado score first, it will probably stick to running, and if it should go ahead by more, it will turn ultraconservative, even kicking on third down. But if LSU takes the lead, Weidner will throw a lot. This will be a chessman's game, cautious, strategic and perhaps dull. There shouldn't be much scoring, three touchdowns at most. LSU should win.

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ILLUSTRATIONSAUL LAMBERT

LSU

3

RICE

16

16

TEXAS A&M

7

10

GEORGIA TECH

0

42

USC

0

24

KENTUCKY

14

23

FLORIDA

0

10

MISSISSIPPI

7

30

NORTH CAROLINA

0

14

MISS. STATE

6

62

TULANE

0

COLORADO

24

OKLAHOMA STATE

0

20

KANSAS

19

9

MIAMI (FLA.)

7

13

KANSAS STATE

0

22

OKLAHOMA

14

7

MISSOURI

6

12

UTAH

21

7

NEBRASKA

0

34

IOWA STATE

0

29

AIR FORCE

12