Penn State over Navy.* State has no match for Navy's Roger Staubach (who has?) but The Lions are quite a bit stronger where games often are won: in the line.
Syracuse over Boston College. The Eagles, even with a greatly improved defense, are not quite up to holding down all those very swift Syracuse halfbacks.
Mississippi over Memphis State. Ole Miss, smoldering since last year's scoreless tie, will be ready for the ambitious Tigers this time. Mississippi is loaded with talent.
Florida over SMU.* Florida may find the improved Mustangs too bothersome for comfort, but Larry Dupree's running will be good enough to win for the Gators.
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Mississippi State over Texas Tech. But Mississippi State will have to find a way to stop Tech's slasher, Donny Anderson. A firm, hard defense should do it.
Kansas over TCU. Kansas, for a change, has the line to go with its good runners. TCU has neither. The Frogs will get weary chasing All-America Gale Sayers.
Oregon State over Northwestern. The Beavers have a new power offense and some shiny backs to run it. Northwestern has Tom Myers' passing, and little more.
Missouri over California. Mizzou's speed, power and precision will be too much for a Cal team that is still learning Coach Ray Willsey's tough defensive ways.
Washington over Air Force. Coach Jim Owens has the lean, mobile Husky types in the line he likes—and Fullback Junior Coffey to lead a punishing attack.
New Mexico over Utah. The Lobos, with an eye on another WAC title, have a murderous line and the fast backs to beat Utah at its own smashing game.
DUKE OVER SOUTH CAROLINA
FLORIDA STATE OVER MIAMI
LSU OVER TEXAS A&M
N. CAROLINA OVER N. CAROLINA STATE
OHIO OVER WEST TEXAS STATE
OKLAHOMA OVER MARYLAND
STANFORD OVER WASHINGTON STATE*
USC OVER COLORADO‚Ä†
UTAH STATE OVER ARIZONA STATE
VMI OVER WILLIAM & MARY
LAST SEASON'S RECORD
145 RIGHT, 74 WRONG, 8 TIES. AVERAGE: .662
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