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THE TOP THREE:
1. NAVY (2-0)
Last spring when a visitor asked him about his sophomore halfback, Floyd Little, SYRACUSE Coach Ben Schwartzwalder peered over the top of his glasses, nodded happily and said, "He is going to be a real good one." How good, not even Schwartzwalder suspected—until last Saturday. Then Little, a bandy-legged 190-pounder with the fluid moves of a belly dancer, thoroughly demoralized Kansas. Little outmaneuvered the dismayed Jayhawkers and ran for five touchdowns as Syracuse won 38-6. Meanwhile, a tough Syracuse defense treated the Kansans shamefully. Ends George Fair and Herb Stecker rarely let All-America Halfback Gale Sayers out of their reach, forcing Quarterback Steve Renko to run on the option play more often than he liked. When Sayers did get the ball, the Orange simply ran him to the sidelines. Kansas' Jack Mitchell, who only the night before had declared that Sayers was "just about the best runner in the country,"" looked pained when somebody mentioned Little. "That little old boy can really run." said Mitchell.
While ARMY was holding off Boston College to win 19-13, NAVY had to get ailing (sore ankle) Roger Staubach off the bench when William & Mary threatened to catch the Middies in the fourth quarter. Staubach got Halfback Kip Paskewich started on a 71-yard touchdown run with a hand-off and completed three straight passes for another score. The Middies coasted home 35-6.
Harvard Quarterback John McCluskey, who earlier had run 82 yards for a touchdown, was so pleased when he found himself in the clear on a two-yard sweep that he threw the ball high in the air, just like the pros. Only trouble was, he was on the Massachusetts one-yard line. The Redmen recovered the "fumble," but Harvard won anyway, 20-14. All the other Ivy Leaguers won, too, except CORNELL, which tied BUFFALO 9-9. VILLANOVA Quarterback Dave Connell was just too much for Holy Cross as the Wildcats won 32-0. BOSTON U. finally found someone it could beat. The Terriers put down George Washington 15-7.
THE TOP THREE:
1. AUBURN (2-0)
The Ole Miss student section could hardly believe its eyes. There was KENTUCKY pushing Mississippi's pure defense around as few teams have ever done before. With 2:38 to go, Kentucky Quarterback Rick Norton, who had already scored once and passed for a touchdown, pitched from the Mississippi 22 to End Rick Kestner, who clutched the ball on the seven and scampered over for his third touchdown to upset Ole Miss 27-21.