Villanova's Dave Connell completed only two passes but both were good for touchdowns as the Wildcats beat VMI 27-7. RUTGERS edged Connecticut 9-3, while MASSACHUSETTS took Buffalo 24-22. But Delaware, another small-college power, was upset by GETTYSBURG 22-19.
The conservative Ivy League was loaded with surprises. The first time PRINCETON, an old-fashioned single wing team, got the ball against Columbia, it sent Fullback Cosmo Iacavazzi booming 61 yards for a touchdown out of a reconstructed I formation. He did it again later to set up another score. Meanwhile Archie Roberts tried to battle the tough Tigers alone. Despite a frightening rush that had him running for his life most of the time, Archie completed 19 passes for a new Ivy record. Princeton won anyway, 23-13. Harvard, caught up in a passing battle with little BUCKNELL, was outpitched 24-21. Cornell was shocked, too, by COLGATE 8-3. Otherwise things were normal, BROWN edged Penn 3-0 on Tom Mennell's 32-yard field goal; DARTMOUTH ran over Boston U. 28-6; YALE routed Lehigh 54-0 for its 600th football victory since 1872.
THE TOP THREE:
1. TEXAS (3-0)
2. ARKANSAS (3-0)
3. RICE (1-1)
In Austin's steamy Memorial Stadium the eyes of 66,000 loyal Texans stared out of the darkness in disbelief last Saturday night. They had just watched Army's talented Rollie Stichweh bruise No. 1-ranked TEXAS with his running and passing while the big Cadet line, brazenly stunting in a 5-3-3 defense, pushed the proud Longhorns around shamefully in the first half. Even more startling, Army led 6-3. In the locker room Coach Darrell Royal told his team, "I don't feel you're very aggressive." In the second half things changed. The Cadets' defense was not quite as puzzling, and Ernie Koy, a 220-pound tailback, slashed aggressively away at the weary Army front. Koy scored twice, from the five and the one, as Texas pulled it out, 17-6, for its 14th straight.
Arkansas, meanwhile, had a romp. Fred Marshall picked apart TCU's loose secondary with 12 passes for 148 yards, and the Porkers turned two interceptions into touchdowns, as the helpless Frogs went down 29-6. RICE'S Walt McReynolds completed seven of nine passes for two scores to lead the Owls past West Virginia 24-0. TEXAS TECH'S flashy Donny Anderson ran through Texas A&M for 129 yards as Tech squeaked out a 16-12 victory.
Baylor could not match OREGON STATE'S brain trust. Coach Tommy Prothro, from his perch in the press box, called the plays, Quarterback Paul Brothers executed them perfectly (for 117 yards passing, 95 running), and the Beavers upset Baylor 13-6.
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