Sport: The Unbeatens

In the nation's big concrete stadiums, the news at the mid-season mark was that the top football teams seemed unbeatable. Perhaps it was the unlimited-substitutions rule that favored the big teams. Lesser teams might talk about how they held back the giant for a quarter or two, as many of them did, but by the final gun the team with superior reserves of talented specialists (either offensive or defensive) won. In the Midwest, there seemed no end to the invincibility of Notre Dame and Michigan, both unbeaten since 1946. Only slightly less impressive were North Carolina and Army. The pity was...

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