Sport: Football Scoreboard

¶"I've got a secret," crowed Purdue Coach Jack Mollenkopf. "I'll say no more." He didn't have to. Whatever his secret was, it touched off a fire under his injury-ridden Boilermakers. Sophomore Quarterback Ross Fichtner, starting his first game, called his shots like a pro; Fullback Bob Jarus was a one-man wrecking crew. Between them, they clanged out a 20-13 victory over the top-ranked Spartans of Michigan State.

¶As if to confuse the Big Ten further, underrated Illinois salvaged a hospitalized halfback named Bob Mitchell, and turned him loose against high-riding Minnesota. Result: Illinois 34, Minnesota 13.

¶Overzealous officials carried the ball...

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