THE TOP THREE:
1. ALABAMA (4-0)
2. LSU (3-0)
3. FLORIDA STATE (4-0)
Kentucky had been having a gay old time knocking off Southeastern Conference favorites. Last Saturday the Wildcats got a dose of their own medicine from independent FLORIDA STATE. The cocky Seminoles chose to kick off, confident that their "Seven Magnificents" would get the ball back. They did and the rout was on. Quarterback Steve Tensi tossed two touchdown passes to Flanker Fred Biletnikoff, Halfback Phil Spooner went over twice, and Kentucky was trampled 48-6. "They whipped us. They just kicked our teeth in," said Kentucky Coach Charlie Bradshaw.
At Gainesville, FLORIDA found Mississippi vulnerable to a little hook pass—and lots of other things—and clobbered Ole Miss as it has rarely been clobbered before. Steve Spurrier threw to End Charlie Casey for two touchdowns, and the Rebs succumbed 30-14.
Quarterbacks were dropping like flies in the SEC. AUBURN, trailing little Chattanooga 12-0, brought in Jim Sidle, who has been ailing with an injured right arm. Sidle came up with a shoulder separation—in his left shoulder. Auburn won 33-12, but lost Sidle. At Tuscaloosa, ALABAMA'S Joe Namath hobbled off with a twisted knee as ' Bama beat North Carolina State 21-0.
LSU's new flanker T finally produced a score. Sophomore Gawaine Di Betta broke the ice with a five-yard sprint against North Carolina and LSU went on to win 20-3. GEORGIA TECH got 17 points in the first half against Navy, which was playing without Roger Staubach, and then held on for its fourth win.
Boston College ran and passed for 319 yards against TENNESSEE but all it got the frustrated Eagles was a 16-14 loss. VANDERBILT'S Dick Lemay kicked three field goals, the last a 26-yarder in the closing minute, to beat Wake Forest 9-6. Maryland found some holes in DUKE'S pass defense, but the Blue Devils recovered in time to win 24-17.
THE TOP THREE: