There were infidels in the land who spoke of Ohio State or Texas, Auburn or Nebraska as No. 1, but in countless hearts where football is forever green—even if the players' names often are not—there was but one team. Notre Dame was on the move, a skinny Methodist at the controls. Turn to page 51 for a report on his conversions among the Missouris.

Up to throw against Missouri goes slender Joe Theismann, while Bob Neidert, a star of the stern Irish defense, exults after decking Quarterback Mike Farmer