Yale shot Halfback Ken Wolfe through the Harvard right-tackle hole for 41 yards and a touchdown the first time it got the ball, added another score when End John Hutcherson alertly picked off one of Charlie Ravenel's passes and gleefully ran it back 48 yards. There was more—a 33-yard field goal by Gordon Kaake, a short burst by Fullback Bob Blanchard and two deft scoring passes by No. 2 Quarterback Bill Leckonby—before the limping Ravenel gimped over for Harvard's only touchdown to bring the score to 39-6. All the while, the bruising Yale line, led by Tackle Mike Pyle, Guard Ben Balme and Center Howard Will, handled the Crimson with consummate ease. When it was over, the Elis had their first unbeaten team since 1923 and the Ivy League title.
Among the other Ivies, Princeton beat Dartmouth 7-0 for second place when Tailback John Scott flung a 23-yard pass to John MacMurray with 53 seconds to play; Brown rallied to outscore Colgate 21-14; Rutgers ran over Columbia 43-2.
Penn State took on stodgy Pitt, taught the Panthers a lesson in offensive football, beat them 14-3 and earned a bid to the Liberty Bowl. Unable to push through the Pitt middle, State's alternating quarterbacks, Galen Hall and Dick Hoak, swept the flanks to set up touchdown pitches to Jim Kerr and Bob Mitinger. Boston College shocked Clemson with three touchdowns in the first half, upset the Tigers 25-14; Holy Cross' sophomores, especially Tom Hennessey, who ran the second-half kickoff back 93 yards, battered Connecticut 30-6. The top three:
1. NAVY (8-1)
2. ARMY (6-2-1)
3. PENN STATE (6-3) and YALE (9-0)
North and south, Californians whooped it up for their own versions of The Game. At Berkeley, 76,200 shrugged off the fact that California and Stanford between them had won only one game all year, turned out to watch Quarterback Randy Gold pass for one touchdown, score another himself and neatly guide Cal to a 21-10 victory over the winless Indians. At Los Angeles, 66,865 watched in amazement as USC emerged from its lethargy to defeat UCLA 17-6. Trojan Coach Johnny McKay correctly figured that to win he had to find a way to stop UCLA Tailback Bill Kilmer. Explained McKay: "We flopped our line to put End Marlin McKeever on the strong side all the time. We intended to keep Kilmer from ever going outside on us and it was up to McKeever to take the option away from him." And he did. McKeever was rarely more than a tackle length away from the harried Kilmer, who was held to 29 yards rushing, 80 yards passing. Meanwhile McKeever scored on a 21-yard pass from Bill Nelsen, Hal Tobin smashed over from the two and Don Zachik kicked a 20-yard field goal.
Rose Bowl-bound Washington survived another squeaker, barely beat Washington State 8-7 on sub Kermit Jorgensen's one-yard plunge and Bob Hivner's two-point pass to Don McKeta. Oregon State and Oregon put in 60 bruising minutes, came away with a 14-14 tie. The week's most embarrassed player was Jim Davidson of Idaho, who intercepted a pass on his two-yard line with three seconds to go, stepped back into the end zone, where he was tackled for a safety to give San Jose State a 22-20 victory.
Utah Coach Ray Nagel, preparing his team for undefeated Utah State, glibly declared his boys were "boning up on goal-line stands and punt formation." But last Saturday the Utes rarely had their backs to the goal, punted only a normal number of times, upset the Aggies 6-0 on sub Halfback Bud Scalley's 12-yard sprint and forced them into a tie with Wyoming (a 30-6 winner over Brigham Young) for the Skyline title. The top three:
1. WASHINGTON (9-1)
2. OREGON (7-2-1)
3. UCLA (5-2-1)