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IRISH IN THE OUTFIELD Fans cheered for Army and Notre Dame last Saturday at Yankee Stadium during the first college football game held in the two-year-old park. The teams had faced off 22 times in the old Yankee Stadium, from 1925 to 1969, and a total of 49 times since 1913. Before a crowd of 54,251 the Fighting Irish defeated Army 27--3 to extend their lead in the series to 38--8, with four ties.
PHOTOPhotograph by John Biever
HANDS OF STONUM Michigan wide receiver Darryl Stonum snagged a 24-yard touchdown pass over Wisconsin cornerback Antonio Fenelus (26) during the third quarter in Ann Arbor last Saturday. Stonum's reception came with the Wolverines trailing 24--0; the Badgers cruised to a 48--28 win to lift their record to 10--1.
PHOTOPhotograph by Andrew Hancock
COLLEGE HAZE A slow-shutter exposure of Texas A&M fans twirling their 12th Man towels created the impression of wisps of fog in College Station, Texas, last Saturday. Propelled by the home crowd, the 17th-ranked Aggies edged No. 16 Nebraska in a game of field goals, 9--6.
PHOTOPhotograph by Hy Peskin
FROM THE VAULT BUCKEYE PASSER Ohio State quarterback Dave Leggett (22) looked for a receiver as he avoided archrival Michigan's rush in Columbus on Nov. 20, 1954. The Buckeyes won 21--7 to finish the regular season 9--0, win the Big Ten championship and earn a berth in the Rose Bowl, where they beat USC 20--7 to earn their second national championship.