For most college teams the season is over. Only the traditional post-season games and the usual bowls remain to be played. USC (9-0) and Wisconsin (8-1) are set for the Rose Bowl, Texas (9-0-1) and LSU (8-1-1) for the Cotton Bowl, Arkansas (9-1) and probably Mississippi (8-0) for the Sugar Bowl, Oklahoma (7-2) and almost certainly Alabama (8-1) for the Orange Bowl, Georgia Tech (6-2-1) and Missouri (7-1-2) for the Bluebonnet Bowl. One other likely pairing: Penn State (9-1) and Miami (6-3) or Florida (6-3) in the Gator Bowl. The Gotham and Liberty bowls, still foraging for candidates, might find receptive ears at Oregon State (8-2), Duke (8-2), West Virginia (8-2), Boston College (7-2), Villanova (7-2) and even at TCU (5-4).
THE TOP THREE:
1. PENN STATE (9-1)
2. DARTMOUTH (9-0)
3. PITT (5-5)
Although Dartmouth's Ivy League champions completed an unbeaten season by polishing off Princeton, independent Penn State proved it was indeed the best in the East. But first the Nittany Lions had to overcome a surprisingly doughty Pitt defense. The Panthers pinched off State's runners, but they couldn't quite cope with Quarterback Pete Liske, the most prolific passer-runner in Penn State history. Liske threw to Roger Kochman and Al Gursky for touchdowns and the Lions won 16-0.
To the rest of the football world, it was hardly an earth-shaking event, but to the 39,000 bundled into Harvard's stadium, The Game was just that. A stubborn Yale defense finally succumbed to Harvard's hard-running backs. Bill Taylor smashed over from the four, second-stringer Fred Bartl scored from the two in the last period and Harvard won easily, 14-6.
Penn unexpectedly gave old rival Cornell some trying moments and even led the Big Red 22-21 in the last quarter. But Gary Wood, who ran and passed magnificently all day to set still another Ivy record, swept around end for 19 yards to give Cornell a 29-22 victory. Columbia's Archie Roberts, another record-breaker, spent most of his day dodging Rutgers linemen who poured through the weak Lion wall in a savage rush. The result: Rutgers 22, Columbia 6.
West Virginia Quarterback Jerry Yost was just too much for Syracuse. He fooled their tackles with trap plays, sneaked over for one score, passed for another, and the futile Orangemen bowed 17-6. Holy Cross clobbered Connecticut 36-14 as Pat McCarthy passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third.
THE TOP THREE: