If LSU was unimpressive against one Southwest opponent, two other Deep South teams were mortally embarrassed by SWC teams, BAYLOR'S Terry Southall passed Auburn dizzy for a 14-8 upset. And poor SMU, which won only one game a year ago, journeyed to Miami and upset the Hurricanes 7-3. Quarterback Mac White, recuperated from last season's injuries, scored, and the SMU defense chased three Miami quarterbacks amid a chorus of local boos.
Army opened away from home for the first time in 76 years—and should not have. TENNESSEE discovered a passer in Charlie Fulton, who threw for two touchdowns in the 21-0 victory. Powerful MICHIGAN had troubles, too, but it survived North Carolina and 86� heat to win 31-24, as Halfback Jim Detwiler got two touchdowns before he reinjured a knee and was benched.
Georgia Tech needed a 78-yard punt return by sophomore Jimmy Brown to get away with a disappointing 10-10 tie with light regarded VANDERBILT. Quterback Bob Kerr's passes earned Vanderbilt the tie in the second half, OLE MISS looked as Ole Miss should against Memphis State, shaking off an 0-7 deficit to win 34-14.
Aside from the Georgia-Alabama game, the next most important battle in the South was waged at Charlottesville, Va. where DUKE capitalized on two breaks to defeat Virginia 21-7.
1. PENN STATE (0-0)
2. SYRACUSE (1-0)
3. BOSTON COLLEGE (1-0)
Late last Friday afternoon SYRACUSE Coach Ben Schwartzwalder was toying with Xs and Os in a Bowie, Md. coffee shop. "Navy deploys all over the lot and likes to throw the football," he explained. "They'll try to get five quick receivers out against you, and there is just no way you can cover them with an Okie or loose six. Your linebackers can't get to them fast enough. So, we'll go after Navy with a 5-3." Next day, in Navy's steaming (90�) Memorial Stadium, Schwartzwalder's strategy proved refreshingly correct. Just as he figured, the Middies threw the ball—21 times, in fact. But Syracuse deep defenders Charley Brown, Terry Roe and George Fair and Linebacker Roger Smith covered Navy's "quick receivers" so well that they picked off five passes. On defense, Navy stunted, looped, gapped and blitzed, always keying on Floyd Little, the Orange's splendid halfback, and generally forgetting Quarterback Ted Holman. Holman rolled out six yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, then picked up a bob-bled snap, found he was too late to ride Fullback Ron Oyer off tackle and, instead, slipped through the open middle and ran 10 yards for another score in the last period. That gave Syracuse the game 14-6.
Oregon had a couple of surprises ready for Pitt. The first was a straight T with ends split out. The second was Tom Trovato, a slick junior college transfer who came in to quarterback the Webfoots in the second half and almost immediately took them in for two touchdowns. He passed eight yards to sophomore Scott Cress for one score, then pitched out to Cress, who ran six yards to put Oregon ahead 17-7. Even so, Pitt nearly won. Halfback Bob Dyer's pass to Mitch Zalnasky and two-point pitch to Eric Crabtree got the Panthers up to 17-15, but an end-zone interception stopped the Panthers with five minutes to go.
One thing BOSTON COLLEGE'S clever Coach Jim Miller likes to do is hit an unsuspecting opponent with an early bomb. Against Buffalo, on the very first play, Quarterback Ed Foley threw a 38-yard pass to sophomore Paul Della Villa, and pretty soon the Eagles had a touchdown. After that, bigger BC rode herd on the Bulls, winning 18-6. Villanova got caught in the blast by TOLEDO'S young Rockets. Sophomore Jim Hauser ran 15 yards, Bob Buchs kicked a 27-yard field goal and Toledo won 9-7.
Colgate overwhelmed Lafayette 40-0 but Massachusetts was upset by MAINE 10-8.