Contenders in the Big Ten were almost as plentiful as pickpockets at a parade. Even as
dimmed Northwestern's hopes,
, bruised by Denny Fitzgerald's 99-yard kickoff return, shuttled its huge players back and forth and eventually wore down spunky
. Fullback Carl Charon led the late charge, going over for the touchdown that put the Spartans ahead 24-17.
used a punishing inside attack and brute line strength to batter
But the most awesome scoring display was generated by
Quarterbacks Bernie Allen and Maury Guttman, who led the Boilermakers to a 31-point second quarter and a 51-19 victory over weak-kneed Notre Dame.
treated much-beaten USC with appropriate disrespect, whomping the Trojans 20-0.
was bowing to
upheld Big Eight prestige by turning back Pitt 15-14. The Sooners' alternates took over in the last quarter, blocked a kick, scored a touchdown and won the game when Quarterback Bennett Watts ran for two extra points.
finally pulled out a 10-7 squeaker with
on Larry Schreiber's 39-yard field goal. The top three:
1. IOWA (2-0)
2. ILLINOIS (2-0)
3. OHIO STATE (2-0)
TCU, still unable to muster an offense, again discovered that it cannot depend entirely upon its big line. Lighter
exploited the soft spots for a third-quarter 67-yard march, sent Quarterback Billy Moore bootlegging around end and Fullback Joe Paul Alberty zooming up the middle until Alberty crashed over from the one-foot line to give the Razorbacks a 7-0 victory. Meanwhile, usually cautious
took to the air against
, and Quarterback Mike Cotten pitched two long scoring passes to Jack Collins and Larry Cooper for a 17-0 win. Rice stiffened its defense, overhauled
10-7 on Max Webb's 27-yard field goal. The top three:
1. TEXAS (2-1)
2. BAYLOR (2-0)
3. ARKANSAS (2-0)
The armed forces brought off a successful invasion of the Pacific Coast. While Navy shelled
up north, Army provided air and ground support with a second-half burst that caught
with its defenses lagging and enabled the Cadets to overhaul the Bears 28-10. Fullbacks Al Rushatz and George Pappas crashed over for scores and Quarterback Tom Blanda threw touchdown passes to George Kirschenbauer and Paul Stanley.