Missouri wound up splitting the Big Eight conference crown with Nebraska in 1969, the same Nebraska they beat by 10 on October, 11. So yeah, if you detect any bitterness during the the upcoming 50th anniversariy celebration, that’s why. Another great cover by Amadee Wohlschlaeger. And another OJ Simpson back cover.
Michigan vs. Missouri, 1969
Missouri was apparently pretty good in 1969. Good enough to end the season Big Eight co-champs. Good enough to destroy Michigan, 40-17, in the Big House no less. Sheesh. Stats below. Inside we have a great Coke ad. On the back cover… oh man… O.J. Simpson pitching not a white Ford Bronco but a 1970…
Purdue vs. Ohio University, 1966
Bully Bob’s Boilermakers Blowout Bobcats. Perfectly alliterative, perfectly accurate. All-American legend Bob Griese threw and kicked eventual Rose Bowl champs Purdue to a 42-3 win at home over a mediocre Ohio squad on Band Day. Video of the slaughter below. Here’s Griese from the 1967 Purdue yearbook.
Oklahoma vs. Missouri, 1968
Oklahoma threw tailback and future Heisman winner Steve Owens into the Missouri line 46 freakin’ times. It worked. The Sooner’s downed the 6th-ranked Tigers 28-14 in front of their close-enough-to-call-it-capacity homecoming crowd (60,500). Owens finished with 177 yards, breaking Oklahoma’s single-season rushing record in the process. It was also an OU-MU rivalry rushing record. Oh,…
TCU vs. Baylor, 1960
TCU 14, Baylor 6. Great Wexler cover with jumping quarterback, featuring Baylor’s Ronny Bull and TCU’s Bob Lilly.
Dick Coffee’s Bama Spirit Book for the 1963 Orange Bowl vs. Oklahoma
Just in time for the Sugar Bowl, one of Alabama superfan Dick Coffee’s publications from the 1960s.
LSU vs. TCU, 1978
Oct. 26, 1968, back when pharmacists were ethical. LSU beat TCU 10-7 for Homecoming. And hey, look who it is: Pistol Pete Maravich, in a preview of LSU’s basketball season.
Texas vs. Alabama, 1960 Bluebonnet Bowl
From Roll, Bama, Roll’s great writeup on the 1960 Bluebonnet Bowl between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas Longhorns: “More than 68,000 fans gathered under sunny skies and slightly chilly temperatures in Rice Stadium on Dec. 17 (1960) to see the bowl rematch between the two programs. Once again, it was a battle of…