Sport: Rise of the Seven Dwarfs

The first few victories could have been flukes. On opening day, Missouri beat Southern Methodist, Nebraska beat Texas, and Kansas beat Texas Christian. But as the season went on, the upstart teams simply got better. Kansas scared the daylights out of then-undefeated Syracuse before losing, 14-7. Missouri trounced Penn State and the Air Force, soared to fifth in the national standings. Nebraska even beat Army. By last week the unlikely events had settled into a pattern that ranked at the top of 1960's football news: after years of fumbling, the Big Eight was...

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