Sport: Mud Bowl

The Rose Bowl stadium at Pasadena is in the Arroyo Seco, which means dry gulch. But last week the field was anything but that; it was a sea of mud. Rain fell throughout the game. TV Announcer Mel Allen, who seemed to have been briefed by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, spoke first of an "overcast," then of a "mist," and finally, quite frankly of rain ("How about that?").

The form-charters had made Ohio State a two-touchdown favorite over Southern

California, and for once, after a season of upsets, the form boys were...

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