Sport: Titanic Gophers

Last week Cornell's Big Red was still the No. 1 football team of the U. S.—according to the American Football Statistical Bureau, which is slowly gaining recognition as an appraiser of college teams. But the nation's sportswriters, polled weekly by Associated Press, rated Minnesota first.

Minnesota is accustomed to good football teams. The State is full of husky farm boys who make powerful linemen, powerful backs. When Minnesota gets a smart quarterback, to boot, it invariably has a great team. This year Minnesota has such a quarterback: Bobby Paffrath.

Though not as super-colossal as...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!