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Picking the week's tough ones

Sept. 23, 1963
Sept. 23, 1963

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Sept. 23, 1963

Yesterday
Desperate Chase
  • One of baseball's famed clichés is the cry of the team that is almost out of the race: "We've got to win 'em all." This is what the Cardinals were saying three weeks ago when they trailed the Dodgers by seven games. Since then, in the hottest pennant drive in memory, St. Louis has climbed upward—crucial day by crucial day. Last week, true to the cliché, they won 'em all. Here, game by game, is an intimate look at the Cards' dramatic pursuit

  • The Bears discovered that the Packers were human and the touted Cowboys landed on their heads, but the proud old Giants, just to prove that the NFL was still the NFL, wore their age quite well

College Football 1963
Golf
  • By Gwilym S. Brown

    An intense young businessman named Beman gets his second National Amateur title, but it takes all the studious concentration he has to fend off an up-from-the-public-links college boy in the final match

Picking the week's tough ones

Boston College over Syracuse. The attack-minded Eagles are primed for the year's first big upset. Quarterback Jack Concannon's passing will give it to them over landlocked Syracuse.

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Navy over West Virginia. West Virginia's hopes for an unbeaten season will die early. Roger Staubach and that fast Navy backfield will outpass and outspeed the Mountaineers.

Miami over Florida state. The lusty young Seminoles have the muscle to worry Miami, but the Hurricanes have George Mira—and his passing should be more than enough to win.

Auburn over Houston. The Cougars are in over their heads. Auburn's quick, hard defense and a collection of speedy backs will smother improved but perhaps overly ambitious Houston.

TCU over Kansas. Despite a problem at quarterback the Frogs have the line and the runners for Coach Abe Martin's power game. Kansas has the backs, too, but lacks experience up front.

Oklahoma over Clemson. Slickness, precision and some very good ball players are back at Oklahoma, a combination too tough for battle-tested Clemson, one of the South's better teams.

Northwestern over Missouri. Mizzou lost too many of last year's forces to be ready this early for the likes of Northwestern's Tom Myers and the big hard-hitting Wildcat line.

Arizona over Utah state. Arizona's hungry Wildcats are strongest where it counts the most—in the line. They will win if they can stop Utah State's aggressive passing game.

Pitt over UCLA. Pitt has faster backs, a stronger interior line, more depth and a new offensive look. The Bruins of UCLA are still learning the intricacies of the T formation.

Penn state over Oregon. Coach Rip Engle's Nittany Lions cannot match Oregon's splendid Mel Renfro, but their defense is sturdy enough to see them past the free-running Webfoots.

OTHER GAMES

ARIZONA STATE OVER WICHITA
DUKE OVER SOUTH CAROLINA
KENTUCKY OVER VIRGINIA TECH
MARYLAND OVER NC STATE
MISSISSIPPI OVER MEMPHIS STATE
N. CAROLINA OVER VIRGINIA
OHIO OVER BUFFALO
OREGON STATE OVER UTAH
TEXAS TECH OVER WASH. ST.
WASHINGTON OVER AIR FORCE

LAST SEASON'S RECORD
131 RIGHT, 68 WRONG, 11 TIES. AVERAGE: .658