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Maryland vs. Oklahoma. Both teams undefeated and Oklahoma untested. Awesome offensive strength, abetted by speed to burn, makes Sooners a solid favorite, but my hunch is it will be close, with the accent on defense. Psychology favors Terps but speed says...OKLAHOMA.

UCLA vs. Michigan State. Red Sanders' single wing at UCLA will impose a problem for Duffy Daugherty's Michigan Staters but the surge of the young Spartans seems unstoppable...MICHIGAN STATE.

Georgia Tech vs. Pittsburgh. This year's edition of Tech has depth and speed but, strangely, has leaned little toward the forward pass. Still, too many horses for plucky Pitt...GEORGIA TECH.

Texas Christian vs. Mississippi. Ole Miss wants to make up for its poor showing against Navy in the Sugar Bowl last January. Feeling that Eagle Day will be hot, my upset special of the day is...MISSISSIPPI.

Auburn vs. Vanderbilt (Dec. 31). Auburn appears to have too much strength for the Cinderella team of the SEC, making its first bowl appearance, but don't sell Charlie Horton and company short...AUBURN.