Sport: Big Nine's Big Wheels

Northwestern's unbeaten, unscored-on footballers nervously pulled on their togs. A sign on the wall in Evanston's Dyche Stadium was meant to be reassuring: "You are as good as the next guy. [He] pulls his pants on one leg at a time, too." It was small comfort: the beef-trusters (up to 250 Ibs.) in the Minnesota dressing room wore much bigger pants.

Northwestern's jitters followed them on to the playing field. They fumbled three times. The first fumble cost them, a safety. Minnesota turned the other two into touchdowns. That brought the score to 16-0. Northwestern's coach Bob Voigts chewed gum a mile...

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