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GLITTERING WEEKEND IN THE BOWLS

Jan. 08, 1962
Jan. 08, 1962

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Jan. 8, 1962

Devastation
  • To some 40 million romantic TV viewers it was like Cedar Rapids of the Three I League beating the Yankees in the World Series. In the actual presence of 39,000 people—over half the entire population of Green Bay, Wis.—the Green Bay Packers demolished the New York Giants to become the National Football League champions. Paul Hornung, scoring at upper left as Dick Modzelewski hangs on to his ankles, and Ron Kramer, dragging Sam Huff (70) across the goal, were only two of a dozen Green Bay heroes in the popular triumph of Small Town, U.S.A., over Metropolis. Actually, the Packers are a big-time team and were expected to win; but few even in Green Bay expected such a big and shattering win

  • The scoring was high, the play hard, crisp and tense as flashy Texas just did manage to beat Mississippi, Alabama edged by Arkansas, and LSU, Penn State and Minnesota displayed a pro ability to get touchdowns

  • Luke is Ohio State's brilliant Jerry Lucas, and The Rat is OSU's harassing defense. Together they swept through a strong field in basketball's best holiday tournament

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GLITTERING WEEKEND IN THE BOWLS

The scoring was high, the play hard, crisp and tense as flashy Texas just did manage to beat Mississippi, Alabama edged by Arkansas, and LSU, Penn State and Minnesota displayed a pro ability to get touchdowns

COTTON
TEXAS 12 MISSISSIPPI 7
Ole Miss made too many mistakes, Texas' jackrabbit backfield was too fast andits light line just good enough as the Longhorns hung on to win a thriller.

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SUGAR
ALABAMA 10 ARKANSAS 3
Scoring early and relying heavily on its swarming defense, Alabama smothered adramatic late-game bid for a tie and kept its No. 1 national rating intact.

ORANGE
LSU 25 COLORADO 7
Never in serious trouble, gang-tackling LSU forced Colorado into numerouserrors, used key runs by Wendell Harris to control the ball for most of thegame.

ROSE
MINNESOTA 21 UCLA 3
Deftly directed by Quarterback Sandy Stephens, the powerful Gophers poundedover and through scrappy UCLA to atone for last year's upset by Washington.

GATOR
PENN STATE 30 GEORGIA TECH 15
Calling a beautiful game, Galen Hall passed for three touchdowns, then reliedon State's fast, hard defense to stop Tech's excellent running and passingattacks.

SUN
VILLANOVA 17 WICHITA 9
A spirited line and an outsize backfield led by 230-pound Billy Joe were toomuch for the favored Kansans, whose air game never did get off the ground.

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