Sport: Well Bowled

Appalled West Coast sportswriters moaned their prophecy: Oregon would have less chance against Ohio State in the Rose Bowl than a small boy against the town tough. Playing in the spotty Pacific Coast Conference, Oregon was a two-time loser in its last three games. And Ohio State's brawny Buckeyes, despite an opening-game upset by Texas Christian, were undefeated in the mighty Big Ten. From San Diego to Portland, bookies hefted the sheer weight of the Ohio State ground attack and made the visitors the favorites by as much as 24 points.

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