gave every appearance of being the best in the Big Ten, bulky
successfully guarded against the passes of
Northwestern's Dick Thornton, scrounged a third-period touchdown and slipped by the Wildcats 7-0.
, too, was still in the race. Using three platoons to wear down
, the Badgers flooded the secondary with deft Ron Miller's passes and surprised the Boilermakers 24-13.
, cued by the passing of Dave Glinka and the running of Dave Raimey, brusquely shouldered Duke out of the unbeaten tanks, 31-6. But embattled
flopped in its new stadium, Jost to
It was nearing showdown time in the Big Eight.
struck for 14 points in the first 10 minutes, then fought off
and its crashing fullback, Tom Watkins, to win 28-14 as Quarterback John Hadl scored twice, passed for a third touchdown. Predicted Coach Jack Mitchell: "Next week we are going to be the first Kansas team in 14 years to beat Oklahoma." The top three:
1. IOWA (3-0)
2. OHIO STATE (3-0)
3. KANSAS (3-1)
Downgraded and lightly regarded,
had its only fun in years against
, shrewdly made scouts' tip pay off for a 12-7 victory. The Tar Heels discovered that Notre Dame played its corner back tight. They picked their spot, sent speedback Skip Clement sprinting past him to take Quarterback Ray Farris' pass for a. 47-yard touchdown play. Later, End Mike Greenday intercepted an Irish pass, ran it back 42 yards for the winning points.
Sturdy Clemson, in no mood to succumb to winless
, won its fourth straight, 21-7. But unbeaten
North Carolina State
, in the ACC cellar last year, may yet turn out to be the team to beat for the title. The Wolfpack harnessed
Maryland's multiple offense and Quarterback Roman Gabriel's pitching arm (nine of 16 and 114 yards) hauled them ahead of the Terps 13-10.
It was like the quiet before the storm in the Southeastern Conference. Front-running
wriggled past fighting
10-0 on sophomore Halfback Jimmy Burson's 105-yard kickoff return;
tried out a tricky new offense while trouncing
29-9; and Alabama took a week off.
's high-geared offense slipped and stalled in the rain at Atlanta, and Coach Bobby Dodd called upon sure-footed Tommy Wells to kick field goals from 22 and 37 yards, his sixth and seventh of the season (tying an NCAA record) to overcome punchless LSU) 6-2.
was less fortunate. Ball-controlling Rice picked the Gator defenses bare with draw plays, scored on Billy Cox's 21-yard pass to Johnny Burrell and Max Webb's 25-yard field goal for a 10-0 triumph. The top three: