Mazurek was not the only eastern quarterback who enjoyed himself Saturday, BOSTON COLLEGE'S Jack Concannon threw for one touchdown, ran for another and sent Jim McGowan on his way to a 30-yard sprint with a slick hand-off as Vanderbilt fell 19-6. DELAWARE'S Chuck Zolak passed for 20 points as the unbeaten Hens bombed Buffalo 34-6.
Life among the Ivies was getting poisonous. Harvard, so impeccably precise against Dartmouth a week earlier, came up fumbling and bumbling against last-place PENN and got upset 7-2. YALE, beginning to shape up under new Coach Johnny Pont, beat Dartmouth 10-6 on Chuck Mercein's extra point and 20-yard field goal. But undefeated PRINCETON'S puissant forces rolled on. Cosmo Iacavazzi's bullish charges (for three scores) swacked Brown 34-13. At Ithaca, Gary Wood's touchdown in the closing seconds, and Bob Baker's two-point run overtook Columbia 18-17 for CORNELL.
THE TOP THREE:
1. WASHINGTON (4-3)
2. USC (4-3)
3. OREGON STATE (5-2)
Before the season began, USC Coach John McKay stated that WASHINGTON should be favored to win the Big Six title. Sure enough, Washington upset his ninth-ranked Trojans 22-7. Said McKay, "That makes me a helluva prophet or a poor coach." Or maybe the Huskies are a good team just finding themselves. Washington Fullback Junior Coffey's power up the middle, Quarterback Bill Douglas' bullets and Halfback Dave Kopay's runs were neither luck nor bad coaching.
Missing injured Backs Mel Renfro, Bob Berry and Larry Hill, Oregon was bushwhacked by SAN JOSE 13-7. San Jose gained not a single first down and only 10 yards in the first half, yet led 13-0. Jerry Colletto had returned an Oregon punt 91 yards and Dennis Parker had raced 75 yards on an interception. CALIFORNIA used no such black arts in routing UCLA 25-0. Running well for the first time, Cal just overpowered the Bruins. OREGON STATE was even less occult. The Beavers simply whipped Stanford's best line in years with a better line to win 10-7. Wyoming was upset 15-7 by ARIZONA. Tied 7-7, the Cowpokes stopped Arizona on the one-foot line. Then Arizona's Jim Pazerski and John Fouse smeared Fullback Wayne Linton for a safety, and Floyd Hudlow took the ensuing Wyoming kickoff 69 yards for the winning touchdown. ARIZONA STATE belted Utah 30-22, and UTAH STATE pounded Brigham Young 26-0.
THE TOP THREE:
1. TEXAS (7-0)
2. BAYLOR (5-1)
3. ARKANSAS (4-3)
Texas plays defense and BAYLOR plays offense, and Saturday the twain meet. The lines are as clearly drawn for the showdown between Texas' conservative Darrell Royal and Baylor's daring John Bridgers as they would be for a Kennedy-Goldwater election race.
For the sixth straight week Texas scored the first time it got possession against SMU as Tailback Tommy Ford ignited the drive with a 50-yard run. But for the third straight week, the burden of its No. 1 rating became almost too heavy for the Longhorns. The ultimate margin in the 17-12 victory was the stocking-foot placement kicking of Tony Crosby, who booted two extra points and his seventh field goal.