Yale teamed End Mike Cavallon with Quarterback Dick Winterbauer and showed its hottest passing of the season, handing Princeton its first Ivy League loss 20-13. Big Mike (6 feet 4, 200 pounds), who had caught only nine passes in his team's first seven games, caught six more, three of them for touchdowns (see page 24). The league show-down comes Saturday at Palmer Stadium—where Princeton plays unbeaten but once-tied Dartmouth.
The Black Knights of Army, in a tune up for the Navy game, had a harrowing time of it at West Point, beat Tulane, on a fourth-period touchdown, 20-14. A Knight to remember was 200-pound sophomore Halfback Bob Anderson, whose gain of 145 yards broke the alltime academy rushing record set in 1946 by Glenn Davis. Davis had 935 yards; Anderson has 965 with one game left.
Williams put the Lord Jeffs of Amherst to rout with three touchdowns before the first period was half over, coasted home 39-14. The defeat of previously unbeaten Amherst left Williams' record sullied only by a tie with Tufts.
Rhode Island and Connecticut rolled up their sleeves for a Bean Pot fight, spent much of the afternoon at midfield, played to a 0-0 tie to share first place in the Yankee Conference.
Mississippi, bowling along on the strength of its thunderous ground attack, used an elusive punt return by Halfback Leroy Reed and a fumble recovery by Guard Jackie Simpson to set up the touchdowns that beat Tennessee 14-7. Ole Miss, while possibly not the best-looking team in a conference that includes Auburn, nonetheless is the most eligible. The Rebels could seal a Sugar Bowl bid with a victory Saturday over arch-rival Mississippi State.
Auburn lowered its scored-on-per-game average to a paltry 2.6 points, stiffened its claim as the nation's best team by shutting out Georgia in the squeak-of-the-week 6-0.
Duke, figuring on only a warmup for the Orange Bowl ruckus with Oklahoma, put in an afternoon of hard work against the team that played down there last time, managed to slip by Clemson 7-6.