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Reserves Shine As Tennessee Belts Ole Miss 27 to 7 1 ticks Crucial Point v. 01. Jlteroburcj (5tnxj SPORTS SECTION Sunday, Nov. II, 1M5 By LONNIE BURT (Times Sports Writer) TALLAHASSEE Johnny Shepherd, a first string baseball catcher but a kicking specialist when the grid season starts, booted his way into the Seminoles' happy hunting ground yesterday with an extra point which stood as tall as the Statue of Liberty for a heart-stopping 20-19 victory over Mississippi Southern's massive Southerners. On only one other occasion has an extra point meant so much in Florida State's young football history.

That conversion came back in 1954 when FSU's still struggling Braves knocked off the same Southerners 19-18. Gordon, Smith Combo Turns Ggius Into (lout tFretn Tlmn Wirt Services) KNOXVILLE Tennessee's defensive demons grabbed a fumble and a wayward pass yesterday to come from behind and roll to a 27-7 victory over a reckless Mississippi team that played right into the Volunteers' hungry hands. A pair of second stringers, Bobby Gordon and Carl Smith, also put on an offensive show late in the game to turn the tight game into a rout. Smith scored three times in all. The convincing win was certain to maintain Tennessee's No.

1 ranking in the Associated Press poll and seemed likely to move the Vols up in the eyes of United Press and International News Service who have previously rated them second to Oklahoma. Mississippi had gone Into the game with the best defense, statistically, of any college football Stctistics CSf lli Crfb SEMINOLES START MARCH FOR FIRST TOUCHDOWN was part of the drive for FSU's first upset of favored Mississippi Southern. for Florida State this year. Stan Dobosz, Florida State halfback, well surrounded by friendly white-jersied blockers, starts a scoot for a sizeable first quarter gain at Tallahassee yesterday. Dobosz's mevement mmbles Qmh Howl Hid: Shepherd's golden toe not only broke the hearts of thousands of Mississippians, but it also cracked a 14-game Southern win streak which dipped deep into last season.

Actually, Shepherd lucked two conversions on the summer-type afternoon while some 12,000 sweltering spectators watched this classic football game. The young Tallahassee native booted the first one-pointer after FSU's opening touchdown in the initial quarter. Even though Shepherd is the campus hero, what actually took place on the green turf of Doak S. Campbell Stadium was a brutal battle between two evenly matched football teams. And except for a bad pass from center after Southern's final touchdown, the Hattiesburg, monsters might have gotten off with a tie.

After the invaders had counted the tying touchdown with two minutes and 44 seconds remaining, center Bill Martin's snap was high and half back Dallas Whitfield never got the chance to swing his foot. Seminoles poured through on holder J. C. Arban to smother the con version attempt. Another thing which made the triumph sweet was the fact that it was No.

of the season for coach Tom Nugent's youngsters. This assures a winning season since the Seminoles have dropped only three, tied one and must keep only one more date this fall next Saturday's Alabama inva sion against Auburn's trouble some Tigers. TOUGH LINE Mississippi Southern's beefy line was Just as tough as it was touted. It was anchored by a pair of tackles named Don Owens and P. W.

(Undertaker) Underwood. They tipped the scales at 248 and 234 pounds respectively. And Southern's offense was a thing of beauty with quarter back Befcby Hughes doing the passing and his understudy, Doug Bar-field, providing the running. The visitors were equalled in both departments, however, by a Florida State team which went into the fray as much as 10-point underdogs. The Seminoles got the win despite the fact that injuries forced quarterback Lee Corso to appear only briefly in the second half, end Bob Neelums to miss almost three periods and hobbled guard Al Pacifico into a 50 per cent performance.

Florida State set Southern right back on its Rebel bottom early in the first quarter as halfback Buck Metts, a splendid athlete on both offense and defense, picked off one of Hughes' flat passes and streaked 38 yards for a touchdown with only two minutes and six seconds gone in the first period. The Seminoles got touchdown No. 2 in the same stanza by parading 38 yards in nine plays, the payoff coming on a six-yard pass from quarterback Len Swantic to third string end Gerald Philip. After the first score, Shepherd applied his toe for the conversion but halfback Stan Dobosz' effort was blocked. Mississippi Southern broke into the scoring column deep in the second period as Barfield, a Grove Hill, senior, slid off left tackle for three yards which climaxed a 43-yard advance in eight formations.

Mississippi Southern, showing a comeback spark after interims (See Seminoles, Page 4-C) Mlu. SMtfc n. M. rirat Uwrni 1 nubias rarUfa Ml 11 Paaalac rarufa 1M 111 Paaaaa 11-2S U-M Pwn Marettttt 1 Plata I4S4 ramalM tea I laraa aaaaliaaa1 US OKNJ3: UCLA! Florida Points For Enginsars, Airs '57 GAINESVILLE Flori da coach Bob Woodruff rested his ulcers with an open date here yesterday but his Gators switched from defense to offense as they looked to next Saturday and Georgia Tech. 'We are not yet ready for Tech," opined Woodruff, "but this is because we have been pacing the practices so we will be by next faturday." Jimmy Dunn srarked yester day's drill as he connected with long looping passes to various receivers.

The dimmutive Tampa quarterback is credited with much of the improvement Florida has shown this year. Meanwhile, Woodruff switched from coach to athletic director to announce Florida's 1957 schedule which includes seven Southeastern Conference foes and may in clude an eighth if Miami becomes a member at the annual meeting next month. Woodruff said Florida is again sponsoring Miami's request as it did the last two years. As previously announced. UCLA and Wake Forest return to the Florida slate after long absences.

UCLA to be met at Los Angeles was last on the schedule in 1941 and Wake Forest hasn't appeared since 1925. Florida opens the season with those non-conference teams in the above order. The Coliseum In Los Angeles seats 105,000, the Orange Bowl 76,000, Grant Field in Atlanta will be increased to 45,000 by then. Florida Field in Gainesville will be expanded to the same capacity, the Gator Bowl at Jackson ville will be and StoII Field, Lexington holds 36,000. The complete schedule: Sept.

20 U. C. L. A. at Los Angeles Sept.

28 Wake Forest at Gainesville Oct, 5 Kentucky at Lexington Oct. 12 Open. Oct. 19 Mississippi State at Gainesville Oct. 26-L.

S. U. at Gainesville Nov. 2 Auburn at Auburn Nov. 9 Georgia at Gator Bowl Nov.

16 Vanderbilt at Gainesville. Nov. 23 Georgia Tech at Atlanta Nov. 30 Miami at Miami, Orange Bowl Students Polled On JH Football How do Junior high school students themselves feel about the suggested institution of football in their athletic program? A poll conducted by student editors themselves is reported In this Sunday's school newt. See Page 11-E.

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II 14 ftr4 ttmt RmMm yard of PaMiac lara'ata Patwa tatamatH kj PaaU larfe PraaNr4 in It -N 1 M4 111 s-n i 4 team in the country. But the Rebels did not rely on this defensive talent after Jumping into a first quarter lead. Instead, they played recklessly in an effort to increase the lead which led to their ultimate defeat by Tennes see's defensive alertness. Mississippi, fired up to try an upset, had only one big weapon-Ray Brown's passing and it was a double edged sword Brown's arm put Mississippi head right after the kickoff but after Tennessee had tied the core before the half, Brown had one intercepted early in the third period and Tennessee was off. BRONSON SCORES Fullback Tommy Branson of Tennessee snared Brown's pass and galloped 52 yards to score Sammy Burklow kicked the point and made it 14-7.

Tennessee had tied the score in the second pe riod on a 36-yard march from a fumble recovery. Tennessee drove 57 yards for a third score with Smith going around right end for the last 31 yards in a mighty burst. The fi nal tally came on a 55 yard drive with Gordon running 30 yards to the 13 and Smith crack ing off tackle to score from there. Brown, a 190 pound junior from Greenville, started throwing from the opening wliis tie. He directed Mississippi 69 yards to a touchdown in seven plays before the game was three minutes old.

BROWN PASS DRIVE Brown completed two passes to halfbacks Leo Paslay and Eddie Crawford, acting as flankers, and the looped a short one to Paslay which the halfback carried to the Tennessee two for a total gain of 39 yards. Brown scored on keeper around right end and Paige Cothren kicked the point as Tennessee dropped behind for the first time this year. Much of the game was a passing duel between Brown, the SECs leading passer, and Tennessee's great All-America candidate Johnny Majors. Majors had the edge, completing 8 of 15 passes for 117 yards. He had one interception.

Brown connected on eight of 17 throws with two interceptions. One of these was converted into Tennessee's second touchdown and this allowed the Vols to return to the defensive football that is their forte. TENNESSEE MISSISSIPPI I 7 14 S-27 7 11 -7 Gemcs Rocked UP Wirephoto) touchdown in the 20-19 The victory was the fifth Results Pitt 20, Army 7 Boston College 13, Boston University Williams 27, Amherst 12 Yale 42, Princeton 20 Springfield (Mass) 27. Hofstra Trinity (Conn) 14, Wesleyaa 7 Syracuse 41, Colgate 7 Rochester 13, Washington and Jefferson Lehigh 27, Lafayette 10 Lycoming 33, Geneva If Rutgers 20, William and Mary Johns Hopkins 7, Western Maryland Kings College (Pa) 24, Kings Point 0 Edinboro Tears (Pa) 19, Calif. Tchrs.

(Pa) American Intern'U 21, New Britain Tchrs 7 Tufts 53. Upeala 19 New Hampshire 23, Massachusetts 7 Westminster (Pa) 43, Carnegie Tech Gettysburg 21, Franklin and Marshall I Pena Military College 40, Lebanon Valley 25 Delaware 14, Temple 7 Lock Haven 33, Mansfield 7 East Stroudsburg (Pa) 21, Kutztown I Allegheny 24, Dickinson 19 Hobart 33, Buffalo 12 Balnbridge NTC 19. Great Lakes NTC 7 Bethany 40, Grove City 34 Juniata 33, Ursinus Moravian 45. Wilkes 13 Union 14. Hamilton 13 New Haven Tchrs 33, Bridgeport 12 D.

C. Tchrs 36, Montclair Tchrs IS Swarthmore 0, Haverford I Connecticut 51, Rhode Island I (Continued on Page 4-C) Florida State Gets Tangerine Dovf Did Football SOUTH Florida State 20, Mississippi Southern West Virginia 7. Farmaa Duke Wake Forest Navy 34. Virginia 7 Sooth Carolina 13, Maryland I Georgia Tech 27. Alabama Tennessee 27.

Mississippi 7 Aubnra 20, Georgia Allen 19, Bethune-Cookman Quantice Marines 7, Boiling AFB I Richmond 45, East Carolina 7 Ilampden-Sydney 12, Washing ton and Lee Tulane 13, Vanderbilt I Fort Jackson (SO 21, Camp Lejeune (NO George Washington 20, The Citadel Knoxville 27, Alabama AIM 20 St. Augustine 13, Delaware State 13 Southeastern La. 20, Northwestern La. 15 Elizabeth City (NO 14, Norfolk State (Va) Emory and Henry 59, Randolph Macon 0 Tennessee State 49, Kentucky State 0 Murray (Ky) 34. Western Kentucky 13 Carson-Newman 27, MaryvlIIe (Tenn) 14 Mississippi State 32 LSU 13 Florida State Fosh 15.

Miami Fresh 14 Tampa 21. Appalachian 7 Maryland State 14, Shaw (N.C.) 13. Louisville 14, Eastern Kentucky Florida 34, Southern EAST Penn 20, Columbia Dartmouth 27, Cornell 14 Brown 21, Harvard 12 Penn State 14, North Carolina State 7 Dowel to IOWA CITY, lowa, -Iowa's Hawks soared into football heaven yesterday with a 6-0 victory over Ohio State for at least a share of the Big Ten championship and a Rose Bowl appearance. Not since has an Iowa team shared the title and never has Iowa shown in a bowl game. The tremendous victory, which sent a crowd of 57,732 slightly mad at the finish gave Iowa a 3-1 Big Ten record.

The Hawks would get an undisputed championship if Michigan defeats Ohio State next Saturday. Ohio State came into the contest with a 4-0 season mark 'and a record breaking string of 17 conference victories. But the defending conference champions, shooting for an unprecedented third straight undisputed title were licked by an Iowa squad that refused to lose. The only score of the bruising battle was a 17 yard pass in the third period from Kenny Ploen to Jim Gibbons just inside the end lone. The touchdown climaxed an Iowa spurt from its 37 after the kickoff.

Iowa got a big lift on a pass interference ruling against halfback Don Clark that landed Iowa on the Ohio State 20. The Hawks made the most of it two plays later on Ploen's arrow straight throw to Gibbons, the big end. Iowa was unbeatable after that touchdown. The Iowa defense con fined the normally hard-punching Ohio backs, who had rolled up an average of 308 yards a game, to only three first downs in the by International Iowa fans by the hundreds poured onto the field in a confusing ending in which Iowa had driven the desperate Buckeyes back to their three yard line. The excited Iowans, thinking the game was over, went pellmell for their heroes.

Officials man aged to restore order, the fans retreated ana Ohio State was rallpH fnr nffsido Tnwa refucor) the penalty and the game, the! most important in Iowa history, was done. WYOMING EDGES BRIGHAM YOUNG PROVO, UTAH, Jim Crawford Intercepted a pass and raced SS yards for a touchdown to give bowl conscious Wyoming a precious 74 victory ever aa unexpectedly tough Brigham Young football team yesterday There was ether serious Wyoming threat as the Cowboys stretched their victory string to 19. They have Indicated they would acrept a bid from the Gator Bowl bnt the narrow margin ever Brigham Young didn't help. The Seminoles record this year is 5-3-1. Other teams reportedly being considered by the Tangerine delegation are West Texas State, Lenoir Rhyne or VPI.

TALLAHASSEE Florida State University last night received an invitation to play in the Tangerine Bowl at Orlando New Year's day. i Seminole chief Tom Nugent was quoted as saying he favored accepting but tlwt the final decision was up to the Athletic Committee and University officials. A committee representing the Elks Club Tangerine Bowl Committee was in the stands yesterday when Florida State upset previously undefeated Mississippi Southern 20-19. One committee member remarked that a rematch between Southern and FSU would be "a natural" but the group was unable to talk to Southern after the game. Coach Nugent's Seminoles made their only bowl appearance on Jan.

1, 1955, in El Paso's Sun Bowl where they lost to Western Texas 47-20. Crises Olympics Open Thursday At Melbourne; TJ. S.9 Russia In Spotlight China forces from Formosa. Egypt, Iraq and Lebanon pulled out By WILL GRIMSLEY (Associated Press Sports Writer) MELBOURNE The Melbourne Olympic Games, born on a note of internal discord and rocked by international crises, open next Thursday in this placid tree-lined city with interest again unavoidably focused on the giant team battle between the United States and Soviet Russia. Bitter tensions and controversies are comparable to those of 1936 at Berlin when Hitler's goose stepping legions were lighting the fuse of World War II, but the stubborn, hard-working Aussies are determined to make these Games "the most memorable in Olympic history." The words are those of Wilfred Kent-Hughes, chairman of the Olympic Organizing Committee who adds, "The Olympic spirit transcends all national boundaries and all national eiffer- "perfect" by officials of visiting teams.

The excellent preparations are a tribute to the stickability of the Aussies, who ironed out personal difficulties which at one time threatened them with loss of the Games and produced what veteran Olympians term the finest general setup in the history of the great spectacle, surpassing even the fine show put on by the Finns at Helsinki four years ago. It is a tragedy these preparations had to be spoiled to an extent by the crises which developed in Hungary and the Middle East. Originally 75 nations, 6 more than the record list at Helsinki, entered the competition but 7 withdrawals have left the number at 68. Those who pulled out of the Games for various reasons were Communist China, Holland, Spain, Switzerland, Egypt, Iraq and Lebanon. Communist China objected to the admission of Nationalist Sir William Bridgeford, executive officer of the Games, says "only a world wide conflagration can stop us.

We intend to make this the greatest sports festival of all time." This determination is reflected in the magnificent sports stage set for some 4.700 athletes from 68 countries assembled here to vie for gold, silver and bronze medals in 16 sports. The sprawling Melbourne Cricket Ground, scene of featured track and field events as well as the opening ceremony, looks like a painting with its newly constructed brick red track and bright green infield. Its 104.000 seats and standing space are sold out for the first and finnl days and both Saturdays of the athletic competition. Scats in the modern covered swimming pool at nearby Olympic Park have been sold out for months and are being scalped like choice tickets to Eroadway's "My Fair Lady." All other venues, including Lake Wendouree at Ballrat, 80 miles from Melbourne and scene of the rowing races, are rated as a result of the trouble in the Near East Holland, Spain and Switzerland stayed out in protest of Russian aggression in Hungary where Soviet tanks helped restore a Communist regime. The Swiss, after pulling out, acceded to Olympic officials pleas to reconsider and announced they would reenter the Games.

But they were unable to charter a plane at the last minute to get to the scene. The Hungarian situation threatened a violent blowup but eased somewhat after a group of Hungarians hauled down a Communist flag at the site of the Olympic village, ripped out the Red insignia with a pocketknife and installed their own nationalist colors bearing the shield of the historic Kossuth Rebellion of 1848. The Hungarian team, winner of 16 Gold Medals at Helsinki and third behind the United States and Russia in the unofficial point standings, is fielding another potent squad headed by Istvan (See OLYMPICS. Page. I-C).

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