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HICKMAN'S HUNCHES for games of Saturday, November 23

•Notre Dame—Iowa. The fighting Irish reached hew heights in Oklahoma game. Must maintain same peak if they hope to beat Hawkeyes, who lost Big Ten title to Ohio State. IOWA.

•Oregon—Oregon State. The Ducks have cinched Rose Bowl bid. They have also played sound and steady all the way, while Beavers, starting brilliantly, had midseason slump. In the belief that this is past ...OREGON STATE.

•Yale—Harvard. Bulldogs were brilliant in win over Princeton. Cantabs have come further than expected with good passing game, but Bulldogs have better all-round attack and defense. YALE.

•Texas Christian—Rice. Both teams have had great Saturdays, such as Horned Frogs beating Ohio State and Owls' latest outing over undefeated Texas A&M. Owls have suffered only one conference loss and are still in contention for conference title. RICE.

•Princeton—Dartmouth. To the winner of this goes the Ivy League crown. Tigers showed a definite weakness on pass defense in Yale defeat. Undefeated but once-tied Indians have been a team of defensive opportunists all season. In a close one, the new Ivy champions...DARTMOUTH.

•Baylor—Southern Methodist. The Bears have been the disappointment of the SWC, while Coach Bill Meek's Mustangs have been the surprise team in the Southwest. On steadier performance...SOUTHERN METHODIST.

•Duke—North Carolina. Tatum's Tar Heels had an off Saturday preparing for this one, which they want above all others. Orange Bowl-bound Devils barely scraped by Clemson. North Carolina beat Navy and soundly thumped Clemson 26-0, but you can't go by comparative scores. DUKE.

•Michigan—Ohio state. Buckeyes invade Ann Arbor with Rose Bowl invitation all wrapped up. Wolverines will make an all-out effort to win this anticlimactic game. Still...OHIO STATE.


Clemson over Wake Forest
Colorado over Iowa State
Georgia Tech over Florida
Illinois over Northwestern
Purdue over Indiana
Tennessee over Kentucky
Lehigh over Lafayette
Maryland over Virginia
Michigan State over Kansas State
Wisconsin over Minnesota
Oklahoma over Nebraska
Penn State over Pittsburgh
N.C. State over South Carolina
UCLA over Southern California
Stanford over California
Washington over Washington State
Syracuse over West Virginia

Last week's hunches: 16 right, 9 wrong
Record to date: 142-72-11