THE TOP THREE:
1. PENN STATE (6-4)
2. SYRACUSE (7-3)
3. PRINCETON (9-0)
What had started out as a dismal season—three straight losses and a 1-4 record in mid-October—turned out to be a satisfying one for PENN STATE. Indeed, once the Nittany Lions began beating people there was no stopping them, and last Saturday they ripped Pitt 28-0 for their fifth in a row. Middle Guard Glenn Ressler led a crashing defense that held the Panthers to 64 yards rushing, and Fullback Tom Urbanik ground out 107 yards and two touchdowns. When Pitt moved to overprotect against Urbanik's inside thrusts. Quarterback Gary Wydman and Halfback Dirk Nye flogged the Panthers with counters and scissors plays. It was sound, resourceful football.
The big game, however, was at Cambridge where HARVARD'S quick backs kept Yale hopping frantically. One of them, sophomore Bobby Leo, eventually did in the Elis 18-14 with a 46-yard power sweep in the last quarter. PRINCETON, meanwhile, had to light desperately to maintain its unbeaten record as a tough Cornell team took liberties with the Tigers' good defense. But Cosmo Iacavazzi and his friends ultimately prevailed 17-12. BROWN treated Columbia's Archie Roberts shabbily—89 yards in losses, only 10 yards in total offense—and beat the Lions 7-0. DARTMOUTH thrashed Penn 27-7.
Boston College, down 9-7 to Detroit, took the lead on Jim McGowan's 27-yard run and then sealed off the Titans with Marty Dimezza's 24-yard field goal to win 17-9. COLGATE'S Gerry Barudin ran for one touchdown and passed for two more as the Red Raiders whipped Rutgers 20-7 for their best season (7-2) in 29 years. HOLY CROSS gave retiring Coach Eddie Anderson his 201st victory, a 20-6 decision over Connecticut.
THE TOP THREE:
1. ALABAMA (9-0)
2. LSU (7-1-1)
3. FLORIDA STATE (8-1-1)
An awful thing happened to Syracuse on its way to the Sugar Bowl. The Orange got upset by WEST VIRGINIA 28-27. This time the heavy running of Floyd Little and Jim Nance and a 21-7 half-time lead were not quite enough to see the Orange through. Not that Syracuse Coach Ben Schwartzwalder was unprepared. Before the game he said he thought West Virginia would throw short passes, with the ends hooking and the backs flaring. And that is precisely what the crisp Mountaineers did. Quarterback Allen McCune caught the Syracuse linebackers lagging and punished them with little hook passes, eight of them to End Milt Clegg. But Bob Dunlevy, the other end, caught the most important one, a 50-yarder for the winning touchdown. LSU, the other Sugar Bowl team, had better luck. The Bengals squeezed past Tulane 13-3.