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HICKMAN'S HUNCHES for games of Saturday, November 9

•Michigan State—Notre Dame. Each team has been downed once. Irish were outclassed by the Middies. Spartans seem to have regained poise after Purdue defeat. MICHIGAN STATE.

•Navy—Duke. Regional TV game. Blue Devils were surprised and humiliated by young Yellow Jackets in Atlanta. Midshipmen played best game to date at South Bend. Duke will come roaring back, but, NAVY.

•Ohio State—Purdue. Regional TV game. Slow-starting Boilermakers have found themselves while Buckeyes continue to roll. They had better not look past Purdue to Iowa. Nonetheless, I'll take OHIO STATE.

•Tennessee—Georgia Tech. Vols have swept everything before them since 0-7 opening-day defeat by Auburn. Yellow Jackets, although twice beaten, pack a wallop. Ask Duke. In a close one, to the most experienced team. TENNESSEE.

•Texas A&M—Southern Methodist Aided and abetted by Longhorn fumbles the Mustangs dumped Texas as the Aggies continued undefeated. A solid vote to John Crow & Co. TEXAS A&M.

•Auburn—Miss. state. Without flash and fanfare the Tigers have continued their all-winning ways. Maroons, with the dangerous Stacey at quarterback, are the biggest hurdle left. Tiger depth will tell the tale. AUBURN.

•Iowa—Minnesota. Hawkeyes went all out in second-half surge against Wolverines to escape with a tie. Their rushing defense is tremendous. Twice-beaten Gophers have the potential, but, IOWA.

•Missouri—Oklahoma. Old Mizzou has come a long way under new Coach Broyles while Sooners lack a little of the spark of previous teams. Still they are untied, undefeated and practically invited. Ho hum. OKLAHOMA.


Army over Utah
Oregon State over California
Dartmouth over Columbia
Brown over Cornell
Florida over Georgia
Princeton over Harvard
Kansas State over Kansas
Mississippi over Louisiana State
Wisconsin over Northwestern
Oregon over Washington
Yale over Penn
Pitt over West Virginia
Arkansas over Rice
Stanford over USC
Syracuse over Holy Cross
Texas over Baylor
Vanderbilt over Kentucky

Last week's hunches: 15 right, 8 wrong, 2 ties
Record to date: 110-56-9