, picking up more believers as the weeks go on, beat
33-13; Holy Cross took Buffalo 20-8, and
35-12. The top three:
1. PENN STATE (2-1)
2. SYRACUSE (2-1)
3. NAVY (2-1)
The Big Ten was up to its ears in success, but not all of it came easy.
had to go to razzle-dazzle to overcome stubborn
UCLA 13-3. Sophomore Quarterback Bill Mrukowski pitched passes like a pro (10 for 11), knocking the Bruins off balance, and sophomore Halfbacks Paul Warfield and Matt Snell ran 13 and 33 yards for touchdowns in the last quarter.
, bogged down in its own sluggishness, finally overhauled
wrapped fumbling Army in a tenacious defense, and its swift backs romped to a 38-8 win while
fell—and not without a fight. The Boilermakers, who led
20-13 at the half, gave ground grudgingly to 240-pound Fullback Jim Snowden in the last 30 minutes, and the Irish scored on Daryle Lamonica's five-yard pass to End Jim Kelly. Notre Dame missed out on the two-point conversion but won 22-20 when Joe Perkowski kicked a 28-yard field goal.
The first showdown was over in the Big Eight. For three quarters
played like the team it was supposed to be. Its front line outcharged the bigger
forwards, and John Hadl and Curt McClinton passed and ran the Jayhawks to a 19-0 lead. Then Colorado's Gale Weidner took charge. He quickly flipped scoring passes of 58, 47 and 17 yards to Ends Ken Blair and Jerry Hillebrand, and the Buffs won 20-19. However, the Big Eight lost some prestige at Columbia, where
, harassed and outplayed by improved
, was lucky to get a 14-14 tie. The top three:
1. IOWA (2-0)
2. OHIO STATE (1-0-1)
3. MICHIGAN (2-0)
TCU's troubles began in Fort Worth, where an airplane ramp collapsed and five players, including Quarterback Sonny Gibbs, tumbled 13 feet to the ground. They ended in Little Rock, where Gibbs limped about on an injured ankle and the Horned Frogs lost to
28-3. The Arkansas offense ran traps up the middle all night long as the lighter Porkers cut down their bulkier foes, and Quarterback George McKinney, who kept the Frogs hopping, scored twice on keeper plays. Admitted TCU's Abe Martin: "We just got a good country lickin'."
While Baylor and Rice rested,
rolled up 545 yards and trounced
38-7. Even SMU, winless for almost two years, won. John Richey, a barefoot kicker, booted a 20-yard field goal to beat Air Force 9-7. The top three: