Except for bowl games, the season was also over for the smaller colleges. Unbeaten Ohio U. (10-0) held its No. 1 rating in the AP poll while
crushed Catawba 56-6 to earn No. 1 ranking by the NAIA. Bucknell (7-2), which lost only to Rutgers and Cornell, was named eastern small-college champion and winner of the Lambert Cup. Other unbeaten and untied teams: Arkansas Tech (10-0); Humboldt State (10-0); Whitworth (9-0);
( Kans.) (9-0); West Chester State (9-0); Albright (9-0); Muskingum (9-0); Langston (9-0); Wagner (9-0); Willamette (8-0).
Hillsdale drew first blood in the postseason bowls, breaking loose Jim Drake and Bill Knapp for long touchdown runs in the second half to beat Iowa Teachers 17-6 in the Mineral Bowl at Excelsior, Mo. Four other teams prepared to battle it out Saturday for the right to play in the NAIA Holiday Bowl at St. Petersburg December 10. Lenoir Rhyne will meet Northern Michigan (8-1) at Hickory, N.C.; Humboldt, which beat Lewis and Clark 34-0, faces Whitworth at Eureka, Calif.
(8-1) ran over
Southern 30-8 in a warmup for its Orange Blossom Classic game with Langston at Miami December 10.
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