Sport: The Good Big Ten

Until the final gun, Michigan State's hustling Spartans never let up. The backs slashed through the line behind jarring double-team blocking, dumbfounded the defense with intricate double reverses. When the running attack occasionally lost momentum, Quarterback Pete Smith picked off receivers with bull's-eye accuracy. And the foe was no pushover: Michigan had already beaten both U.C.L.A. and Army this season by lopsided scores. But even for Coach Bump Elliott's gang-tackling team, Michigan State depth and power were too much. Final score: Michigan State, 28; Michigan, 0.

In any other league, a clash between two such talented teams would surely decide the conference...

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