Rice started the 1957 season on the road at LSU as a five-point favorite. Although throughout the first half it seemed that they were going to lose (and possibly be blown out) they staged a second-half comeback to win 20-14. I started to scan the story in the Thresher but then decided to go ahead and do the whole page. (Here’s a bit of “Inside the Archives”: the physical size of the Thresher has changed regularly over the decades, varying from big enough to to make copying a problem all the way to today’s small size. It just happens that in 1957 it was exactly the size of my scanner bed. There’s a lot to be learned from looking at the rest of the stuff too, so I threw it in here. There are actually two stories here about the game–one straight reporting and the other commentary. What the heck.) I know it looks tiny, but a couple clicks will allow even you old guys to read it all.
There wasn’t too much about this game in the scrapbook I’m using, but I did find one interesting item. It looks like it was a really long day.
Bonus: The last paragraph of the article was on page six.