Barefoot in the Driver's Seat

Nov. 08, 1965
Nov. 08, 1965

Table of Contents
Nov. 8, 1965

The Bears Unpack 'em
Football's Week
  • The one thing that can be confidently asserted in this most unnerving season is that college coaches no longer worry about three yards and a cloud of dust. Even a cloud of touchdowns does not guarantee safety. Witness the last lost weekend: Princeton ran up 45 points on Brown but gave up 27. Georgia had to score 26 in the last period to edge North Carolina 47-35, and Michigan, Michigan State, Syracuse and Arkansas accumulated 181 points against respectable opposition. By contrast, Nebraska's 16-14 win over Missouri (below) seemed almost antediluvian, but in importance it ranked well above the rest

Dick Bailey
Pro Football
Horse Racing
Island Asylum
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

Barefoot in the Driver's Seat

Back in those early autumn days of innocence when people believed in teams like Texas and LSU, the only thing that set Michigan State apart was the bare right foot of Place Kicker Dick Kenney, a Hawaiian who leaves the crowds wincing as he puts his toes squarely into the ball. But as it turned out, there was more to the Spartan offense than Kenney's flashing pedicure. There was, for instance, another Hawaiian, sophomore Fullback Bob Apisa, who Saturday ran his touchdown total to nine (tops in the Big Ten) by scoring three more as State made Northwestern its seventh straight victim 49-7. Virtually assured the Big Ten title and a Rose Bowl bid, Michigan State, with a meaner schedule than either Arkansas (page 30) or Nebraska (page 38), leads a three-team dogfight for national honors. But therein lies its problem. While the other two have easier teams left to play, State has a November 20 date with Notre Dame.

This is an article from the Nov. 8, 1965 issue Original Layout