Sport: Best Team We've Met

Notre Dame went to Texas last week expecting to wind up a perfect season in a blaze of touchdowns. Instead, in Dallas' Cotton Bowl, it was all but charged off its All-America feet by a fiery, accurate Southern Methodist team, minus its injured star Doak Walker but brilliantly led by Halfback Kyle Rote, that fought as if it were defending the Alamo.

In the second half, the Texans clearly outplayed the mighty Irish and boyish, narrow-eyed Kyle Rote ran his day's performance to spectacular totals: he gained 115 yards through the line and around the ends, pitched ten passes for 146 yards,...

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