OWL GAME THRILLS by Joseph N. ell

OWL GAME THRILLS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

ook for all ages -- chiefly male, chiefly football fans... The close of football season brings a plethora of Bowl Games across the USA; millions are spectators -- in the stands and on TV, millions more listen on radio. Here is a replaying of many of the most exciting games over the years, going back to 1921 and the magnificent defensive play of a then little known team from Washington-Jefferson against gigantic California. There are stories of individuals -- mostly gridiron heroes- such as Ernie Nevers against Notre Dame's famous ""Four Horsemen"", of Columbia's ontgomery upsetting powerful Stanford, of Doyle Nave's lost second touchdown pass or Southern Cal against one of Duke's great teams, of Bobby Layne's fantastic play for Texas against Missouri, of Jim Hayne's last minute placement kick for an Ohio State victory over California, of Ernie Davis' famous runs for Syracuse, the first Negro to play in the Cotton Bowl, and that wrong way run of Roy Riegels against Georgia Tech, which resulted in his election as Captain of California's team. There are Rose Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Orange Bowl and even Arab Bowl (in North Africa)- were.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1963
Publisher: Messner