•Art Luppino of Arizona scored three touchdowns in team's 42-40 victory over Wyoming for modern major college records of 166 points (highest in 34 years) and 24 touchdowns. Old records: 158 points by Bobby Reynolds of Nebraska in 1950; 22 touchdowns by Reynolds and Wilford White of Arizona State College at Tempe. Luppino also is nation's top rusher with 1,359 yards.
•Paul Larson, University of California back, set new national college mark of 64.1% for forward passing completions (125 of 195 for 1,537 yards), bettering old record of 60.9%, by Don Heinrich of Washington in 1950.
•Fordham's two-mile world relay mark of 7:27.3, set last May in Los Angeles' Coliseum Relays, was approved by National Collegiate Athletic Association and Amateur Athletic Association.
•Dutch women swimmers claimed new world record of 5:02.1 for 400-meter medley relay, at Rotterdam, surpassing 5:06.2, by French team last August.
Navy scored early touchdown, went on to upset Army, 27-20, in free-scoring thriller, then accepted bid to play Mississippi in Sugar Bowl. Quarterback George Welsh directed Navy attack, passed for three touchdowns, scored other himself. Army led in second quarter, 20-14, trailed at half-time, 21-20, but Welsh's third-quarter pass to End Bill Smith gave Middies insurance touchdown.
Notre Dame rallied in last quarter to edge Rose Bowl bound Southern California, 23-17, on Halfback Jim Morse's 72-yard run, his second touchdown of game.
Mississippi made two first-half touchdowns stand up for 14-0 win over Mississippi State and invitation to Sugar Bowl. Touchdowns by Quarterback Houston Patton and Halfback Earl Blair also earned Southeastern Conference title for Rebels.
Georgia Tech's running attack was held in firm check by Georgia's rugged line, but Wade Mitchell's 19-yard pass to Henry Hair gave Tech 7-3 win over Bulldogs. Winners play Arkansas in Cotton Bowl.
Duke overpowered North Carolina, 47-12, to win Atlantic Coast Conference crown and berth in Orange Bowl against Nebraska. Blue Devils started slowly, exploded with five touchdowns in second half. Halfback Bob Pascal scored three times to pace fast-moving Duke attack.
Arkansas beat Houston, 19-0, and backed into first undisputed Southwest Conference championship since 1936 when Rice upset Baylor, 20-14.
Oklahoma encountered unexpected resistance from Oklahoma A. & M., four-touchdown underdog, but unbeaten Sooners won 19th straight, 14-0, on two second-period touchdowns by Quarterback Gene Calame.
Maryland blasted Missouri, 74-13, with awesome display of running. Hard-hitting Terrapins scored eight of first nine times it had ball, rolled up 492 yards on ground.
Cornell rolled over winless Pennsylvania, 20-6, to complete amazing comeback and tie Yale for Ivy League title. Dick Jackson's 61-yard scoring run sparked Cornell offense.
Ohio State, unbeaten in nine games and headed for Rose Bowl, was voted nation's No. 1 college team with 3,670 points in final Associated Press poll. Runner-up was undefeated U.C.L.A. (9-0). Rest of first 10; 3) Oklahoma (10-0), 4) Notre Dame (8-1), 5) Navy (7-2), 6) Mississippi (9-1), 7) Army (7-2), 8) Maryland (7-2-1), 9) Wisconsin (7-2), 10) Arkansas (8-2). Also-rans: Miami (Fla.), West Virginia, Auburn, Duke, Michigan, V.P.I., Southern California, Baylor, Rice, Penn State.
Cleveland Browns beat injury-riddled New York Giants, 16-7, to move nearer fifth straight Eastern division title in National Football League. Lou Groza's three field goals, Otto Graham's passing paced Brown attack while rock-ribbed defense held Giants, who lost Quarterback Charlie Conerly on injury early in game, to four yards rushing. Philadelphia Eagles' Adrian Burk pitched five touchdown passes to beat Washington Redskins, 41-33, give Eagles tie for second.
Detroit Lions, Western division leaders, were hard pressed by Green Bay Packers but Bobby Layne's 100th and 101st touchdown passes and Jack Christiansen's 30-yard run with intercepted pass and 61-yard punt return were good for 28-24 victory. Last-place Baltimore Colts upset San Francisco 49ers, 17-13, on 78-yard Gary Kerkorian-to-Royce Womble pass in closing minutes. Chicago Bears retained slim chance for tie, downing Los Angeles Rams, 24-13.
Edmonton Eskimos defeated favored Montreal Alouettes, 26-25, on Jackie Parker's recovery of wild lateral and 85-yard run with three minutes left, to win Canada's Grey Cup. Quarterback Bernie Faloney ran Eskimos flawlessly until Parker's dash gave Edmonton one-point edge.
Sam Etcheverry of Montreal Alouettes, former Denver University star, was voted Canadian Schenley Award as Canada's "Most Outstanding Football Player," received trophy, $1,000, billfold, diamond tie pin. Winnipeg's Gerry James was named "Outstanding Native Canadian Player."
Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt's Native Dancer was voted "Horse of the Year" in annual poll by Morning Telegraph-Daily Racing Form. Beaten only by Dark Star in 1953 Kentucky Derby in 22 races, Native Dancer was retired to stud this year after coming up lame. Other winners: King Ranch's High Gun. best three-year-old; Belair Stud's Nashua, best two-year-old; Wheatley Stable's High Voltage, top two-year-old filly; Foxcatcher Farm's Parlo, best three-year-old filly; W. M. Wickham's White Skies, best sprinter; Hasty House Farm's Stan, best horse on grass; Lawrence R. Troiano's King Commander, best steeplechaser.
Roberto Clemente, 19-year-old Montreal outfielder, was No. 1 choice by last-place Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball draft at New York. Pirates got Clemente, bonus player who hit .257 last summer, for $4,000.
Walter Alston, busy making furniture at his home in Darrtown, Ohio, was signed to manage Brooklyn Dodgers again in 1955. Dodgers finished second behind New York Giants in National League under Alston, who replaced letter-writing Charlie Dressen last year.
Pascual Perez, 27, trounced Japan's Yoshio Shirai in outdoor 15-rounder to win world flyweight title, at Tokyo. Perez floored Shirai in 12th round, finished with whirlwind attack to become first Argentinian to win world boxing crown. Flushed with success, new champion shouted, "I won for Perón."
Boardwalk Billy Smith, No. 1 light heavyweight contender, took time off from his prison-guard duties to knock down Archie McBride of Trenton three times and win by TKO in ninth round, at New York.
Joey Maxim, cagy former light heavyweight champion, now a fat and flabby 189½ pounds, outsmarted up-and-coming Paul Andrews of Buffalo to win 10-round decision, at Chicago.
Teddy (Redtop) Davis, 31-year-old Hartford featherweight, who has been beaten 47 times in 107-bout career, won 12-round decision over No. 1-ranked Percy Bassett of Philadelphia, at New York, to earn promised shot at Champion Sandy Saddler.
Joey Giardello, who recently withdrew from Dec. 15 middleweight title fight with Champion Bobo Olson, was released in $1,000 bail pending court action on charge of taking part in Halloween terror raid, at Philadelphia.
Tex Sullivan, London Sporting Club president and matchmaker, was fined $1,000, ordered to repay $1,900 he deducted from fighters' purses for TV "donations" to N.Y. Boxing Guild. Angelo Pucci, Sullivan's assistant, had his license revoked for "inefficiency and incompetence" and "acts detrimental to best interests of boxing" by New York State Athletic Commission following hearing in New York.
Baltimore Bullets got National Basketball Association permission to suspend operation for remainder of season with option to return next year. Baltimore players were distributed among other eight clubs in draft process, Rookie Frank Selvy, league's leading scorer, going to last-place Milwaukee Hawks.
Syracuse Nationals won seventh straight and were tied with Philadelphia Warriors for top in Eastern division. Ft. Wayne Pistons continued to set pace in Western division with Minneapolis Lakers second.
Montreal Canadiens increased lead in National Hockey League despite 4-1 loss to New York Rangers, who got Defense Man Bill Gadsby and Forward Pete Conacher for Allan Stanley and Nick Mickoski in trade with last-place Chicago Black Hawks. Toronto Maple Leafs moved one point ahead of Detroit Red Wings in battle for second place.
Umberto Maglioli, pipe-smoking Italian daredevil, nosed out Phil Hill of Santa Monica, Calif. to win unlimited sports car division of Pan American road race in record-breaking time of 17:40.26.
TRACK AND FIELD
Emil Zatopek of Czechoslovakia was refused visa by Brazil to run in S√£o Paulo cross-country race Dec. 31. Government spokesman said visa was refused for "ungracious references to Brazil" following Zatopek's victory in 1953 race.
Russia won international shooting championship, at Caracas. Soviet sharpshooters piled up 78 points, setting 15 world records and winning 11 individual titles. Runners-up: Sweden, 57 points; U.S., 34 points; Finland, 33 points.
Tony Trabert and Maureen Connolly of U.S. were named world's No. 1 players in rankings compiled by tennis writers of U.S., England, France, Australia, Italy, South Africa.
HONORED—Burleigh Grimes, who compiled 270-212 record in 18 years (1916-34) as major league pitcher, and late Dr. Walter E. (Doc) Meanwell, University of Wisconsin basketball coach for two decades; elected to Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame, at Milwaukee.
DIED—William L. Doak, 63, former National League pitcher for Cincinnati, St. Louis and Brooklyn; of heart attack, at Bradenton, Fla. One of last major league spitball pitchers, Doak won 20 games for Cardinals in 1920.
DIED—Jess McMahon, 70, boxing and wrestling promoter, first matchmaker at Madison Square Garden (1925); of heart attack, at Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
OTHER RESULTS FOR THE RECORD
Stroh Beer, Detroit, over Maibach Furniture, Akron, O., 12,022-11,529, in first 12 games, natl. match-game series, Akron.
Harry Smith, Cleveland, Southern match-game championship, with 169.09 pts., Nashville, Tenn.
Cesar Brion, 6-round TKO over Gil Newkirk, heavy-weights, Providence, R.I.
Jimmy Martinez, 10-round decision over Pedro Gonzales, middleweights, Phoenix, Ariz.
Billy McNeece, 10-round decision over Ted Olla, middleweights. New York.
Willie Pastrano,10-round decision over Bobby Dykes, middleweights, Miami Beach.
Duke Harris, 8-round decision over Tommy Maddox, welterweights, Detroit.
George Barnes, 11-round KO over Barry Brown, for British Empire welterweight title, Sydney.
Cisco Andrade, 10-round decision over Morris Levige, lightweights, San Jose, Calif.
George Araujo, 10-round decision over Tommy Tibbs, lightweights, Boston. Fernando Gagnon, 2-round KO over Clarence Doucette, for Canadian bantamweight title, Quebec.
Billy Peacock, 12-round decision over Pierre Cossemyms, bantamweights, Sydney.
Arthur B. Bisguier, New York, Eastern States tournament, 6½-½, West Orange, N.J.
Ch. Blakeen Van Aseltine, best-in-show, Queensboro Kennel Club, Jamaica, N.Y.
All-America and All-Ireland, 3-3 tie, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Boston C. 31—Holy Cross 13
Brown 18—Colgate 14
Cornell 20—Penn 6
Lincoln 6—Howard 0
Navy 27—Army 20
Villanova 41—Fordham 0
SOUTH & SOUTHWEST
Arkansas 19—Houston 0
Auburn 28—Alabama 0
Clemson 59—The Citadel 0
Chattanooga 25—-Dayton 14
Duke 47—N. Carolina 12
Fla. A&M 28—Fla. Normal 6
Fla. St. 19—Miss. S. 18
Georgia Tech 7—Georgia 3
Hampton 18—Va. Union 12
L.S.U. 14—Tulane 13
Maryland 74—Missouri 13
Miami 14—Florida 0
Miss. 14—Miss. St. 0
Prairie V. 20—Southern 13
Rice 20—Baylor 14
S. Carol. 20—W. For. 19
S.M.U. 21—T.C.U. 6
Tenn. St. 59—Bluefield 0
Texas 22—Texas A&M 13
Texas S. 14—Ark. A&M 8
Tex. T. 61—Hard.-Simm. 19
Vanderbilt 26—Tenn. 0
V.P.I. 46—V.M.I. 9
Va. St. 22—Morg. St. 0
W. Va. 14—Virginia 10
Wm. & Mary 2—Richmond 0
Miami (O.) 21—Cinn. 9
Notre Dame 23—S. Cal. 17
Okla. 14—Okla. A&M 0
Wichita 33—Tulsa 19
Arizona 42—Wyoming 40
Denver 34—Col. A&M 0
S. Jose St. 26—N. Mex. 14
Utah St. 35—Utah 19
SARATOGA: $17,875 Bowie Endurance Gold Cup Stakes, 1 1/16 m., by 1½ lengths, in 1:45 4/5, Bowie, Md. Joe Culmone up.
SOLID RAE: $17,820 Golden Gate Girl, 1 m., by 1¼ lengths, in 1:36, Golden Gate Fields, Albany, Calif. Ralph Neves up.
SOTTO VOCE: $17,125 Barbara Fritchie Handicap, 11/16 m., by 1 length, in 1:44 4/5, Bowie, Md. Walter Blum up.
ROYCA: $16,380 Jeanne d'Arc Stakes. 1 m., 70 yds., by¾ length, in 1:43⅗ Narragansett Pk., Pawtucket, R.I. Earl Gross up.
GOLDEN ABBEY: $16,300 Golden Gate Mile, by 1¼ lengths, in 1:35, Golden Gate Fields, Albany, Calif. Jack Westrope up.
HEART FLASH: $11,712.50 Inaugural Handicap (first division), 5½ f., by¾ length, in 1:04⅖ Tropical Pk., Coral Gables, Fla. G. L. Smith up.
GAME CHANCE: $11,412.50 Inaugural Handicap (second division), 5½ f., in photo finish, in 1:03 4/5, Tropical Pk., Coral Gables, Fla. Ted Atkinson up.
Australia kangaroos, over New Zealand Kiwis, 30-13 & 28-18, Long Beach & Los Angeles, Calif.
Ohio wesleyan, Mark Pimme Angsten Memorial Trophy, with 191 pts., Columbus, Ohio.
Al Holtmann, St. Louis, over David Harum, 6-3, 6-0, 8-6, natl. jr. indoor title, St. Louis.
Earl buchholz. Jr., over Eddie Sledge, 6-3, 6-4, natl. boys indoor title, St. Louis.
TRACK & FIELD
Gordon McKenzie, New York, AAU sr. natl. 10,000-meter cross-country title, in 29:27.5, Philadelphia.
Browning Ross. Philadelphia, 9 1/3-m. Berwick Marathon, in 47:15, Berwick, Pa.
Nick Costes, Natick, Mass., 5-mile road race, in 24:42, Manchester, Conn.
Francis Zellers. Indiana, Thanksgiving Day cross-country race, in 16:26.4, Louisville, Ky.
Tennessee, Thanksgiving Day cross-country race, with 40 pts., Louisville, Ky.
Ivy League—Cornell (4-2) and Yale (4-2)
Atlantic Coast—Duke (4-0-0)
Southern—West Virginia (3-0-0)
Big Ten—Ohio State (7-0-0)
Big Seven—Oklahoma (6-0-0)
Missouri Valley—Wichita (4-0-0)
Rocky Mountain—Montana State (6-0-0)
Pacific Coast—U.C.L.A. (6-0-0)