Sport: Roles for Bowls

At Knoxville last week undefeated, untied Tennessee wound up its football season by beating Auburn, 7-to-0, for its tenth shutout of the year. Six hours later, Coach Bob Neyland received the phone call he has waited for for 13 years: from Pasadena, inviting his team to play in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day. Tennessee's opponent: Howard Jones's undefeated Southern California powerhouse (often referred to this season as "three of the four best teams on the West Coast"), which was held to a 0-to-0 tie by gallant U. C. L. A. last week before 103,300 wild-voiced Los Angeles fans.

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