Sport: Fitful Fall

Missouri was clobbered by Nebraska 62-0. Nebraska lost to U.C.L.A. 20-17. U.C.L.A. was defeated by Michigan 26-9. Michigan barely squeaked by Northwestern 7-0. And Northwestern was manhandled by Notre Dame 37-0. That, by all the rules of logic, means that Missouri should have lost to Notre Dame by a lopsided score of something like a zillion to zip. Right?

Wrong. The lowly, thrice-beaten Missourians not only met the unbeaten Irish on Notre Dame's home turf, a prospect about as promising as the Christians' venturing into the Colosseum, but pulled off a startling...

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