THE TOP THREE:
1. PITT (4-0)
2. NAVY (4-1)
3. SYRACUSE (4-0)
"We'll be tricked up some for Penn State," admitted SYRACUSE Coach Ben Schwartz-walder last week. Sure enough, Quarterback Walley Mahle hot-caked the ball back and forth with his halfbacks and fullbacks in a wing T version of the old single-wing buck lateral series, but it was not Syracuse's unaccustomed ginger that beat State 9-0. It was the tough Orange line and Schwartz-walder's old reliable bludgeoning game that did in the Nittany Lions. Late in the second quarter, Halfback Billy Hunter slanted out toward his right end, cut inside behind crisp blocking and then blew past the frantically grabbing safety man, Joe Vargo, on his way to a 53-yard touchdown run. On the first play of the second half, Halfback Mike Koski went 58 yards to the State seven with the same power sweep and, when the Lions held, Joe Paglio kicked a 24-yard field goal. Meanwhile, Penn State, unable to move on the ground, tried desperately to win with Pete Liske's passes, but Z Back Don Caum and End Dick Anderson each dropped one in the end zone.
If PITT had a time squeezing past West Virginia 13-10 (see page 22), ARMY had no problems at all against Wake Forest, as its backs ran over the Deacons for 501 yards. The score: 47-0. VILLANOVA recovered from some early George Washington skulduggery (a no-center-snap screen pass) to win 14-13, while BUFFALO beat Boston U. 22-13.
Harvard and Dartmouth, approaching Saturday's Ivy League showdown, both had their troubles. Despite some first-half body English by a distinguished visiting alumnus, President John F. Kennedy, Harvard had to settle for an undistinguished 3-3 tie with COLUMBIA. Dartmouth needed some late trickery, a pitchout, hand-back and then a 12-yard pass from Dana Kelly to sub Halfback Bob O'Brien, to edge Holy Cross 13-8. Gary Wood's talented running and Pete Gogolak's last-minute 33-yard field goal put down Yale 13-10 for CORNELL. Led by Tailback Hugh MacMillan and Fullback Cosmo Iacavazzi, PRINCETON routed Colgate 42-0; BROWN sophomore Bob Hall's passing and running overwhelmed Penn 41-13.
THE TOP THREE:
1. AUBURN (5-0)
2. MISSISSIPPI (3-0-1)
3. LSU (4-1)
Auburn Coach Shug Jordan comes from Selma, Ala., so it was only natural that he should name a cute little delay-pass play he dreamed up for Georgia Tech "Selma right" and "Selma left." The pass went to his slot backs going up the middle, and Quarterback Jimmy Sidle threw it six times. The first time the ball was intercepted. The next five, to George Rose and David Rawson, set up three touchdowns and two field goals by Woody Woodall, and the unbeaten Tigers upset Tech 29-21.