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COLLEGE FOOTBALL 1968

Sept. 09, 1968
Sept. 09, 1968

Table of Contents
Sept. 9, 1968

Teen Angel
College Football 1968
College Football 1981
People
Canoeing
Motor Sports
Blue Chipper
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

COLLEGE FOOTBALL 1968

Happiness is the belief that your team has a chance. You can't buy that axiom on a button yet but if you could a million might be worn with good reason this fall by the ardent followers of college football. As the mid-September kickoff nears, coaches everywhere are displaying a most uncoachly attitude: optimism. "Last year the team was building," goes the refrain, "but this year, baby, we've got it." And in New Haven, Lafayette, Columbus, Lawrence, Austin, Corvallis and a dozen other Americana towns the wondrous notion takes hold: "This year we've got it." It is in such a season that the emotional impact of football reaches its zenith. How high is the appeal? Nothing shows it better than the sport's historic rivalries-the ones portrayed on the following pages—all games that have proved happiness is also beating a traditional foe.

This is an article from the Sept. 9, 1968 issue Original Layout

USC-UCLA's golden feud reflects 40 years of Los Angeles glitter, but Texas-Oklahoma has the lean, dry taste of Dust Bowl survival.

Army vs. Navy is brass, plus red, white and blue, while Michigan-Minnesota's Brown Jug fight is a Midwestern pioneer struggle.

Of all football's manifold traditions, none can outrank The Harvards vs. The Yales in The Game.

SIX ILLUSTRATIONSTHOMAS B. ALLEN