Sport: Weather Levelers

East of the Mississippi, the weather (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS) made footballs take some strange bounces. Gales, snow, sleet, rain and mud—the great levelers—made fumbling bumblers out of All-America candidates, made even the lowliest underdog look good, raised line-smashing fullbacks to an importance never intended for them in the hipper-dipper T-formation system.

After 100 tons of snow had been cleared off the field at Knoxville, Tennessee's Cotton Bowl-bound Volunteers threw themselves on the frozen turf to recover eight of Kentucky's nine fumbles, then whipped the unbeaten Wildcats, 7-0, in 15° weather. Some Southern comfort was provided after the game with the announcement that...

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