Tulsa's Bill Anderson had another one of his spectacular days to beat Cincinnati 49-6. He threw six touchdown passes.
1. SYRACUSE (4-2)
2. NAVY (3-2-1)
3. PRINCETON (5-0)
Penn state finally dropped the other shoe—and it landed smack on apprehensive West Virginia. The Nittany Lions dusted off some old defenses—such as the 7-diamond and 6-2-2-1—and suddenly stopped making mistakes. They buried Garrett Ford, the nation's No. 2 runner, with a fierce rush, holding him to a mere five yards, and the Mountaineers did not get a first down until Penn State led 34-6. Coach Rip Engle also had something different for the offense: an unbalanced line. Fullback Dave McNaughton hit West Virginia with weak-side thrusts, and that set up the Lions' outside game. Quarterback Jack White passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, Halfback Mike Irwin scored three times, once on a 74-yard punt return, Tom Sherman kicked three field goals and Penn State won 44-6.
Just as SYRACUSE Coach Ben Schwartzwalder said: "When you have Floyd Little who needs statistics?" At half time against Holy Cross, the Orange had only a single first down but led the Crusaders 24-6. Little had scored on a four-yard run and an 85-yard kickoff return. But Syracuse beefed up its statistics in the second half anyway, and Little got his third touchdown as Holy Cross fell 32-6.
Miami cheerleaders carried red-and-black hurricane warning flags onto the field before the game, but it was PITT that blew up the storm that wrecked Miami 28-14. Stirring things up most were two changes Coach John Michelosen made in his backfield. To counteract an expected blitz, he moved 6-foot-4 sophomore End Bob Longo to flanker and put swift Halfback Eric Crabtree in the slot. While Miami was busy worrying about Longo, Crabtree carried 22 times for 75 yards on slants, sweeps and pitchouts and Quarterback Kenny Lucas threw to Crabtree and Bob Dyer for touchdowns.
Good quarterbacks are usually hard to come by, but now BOSTON COLLEGE has two of them. When starter Ed Foley injured his shoulder, 6-foot-5 John Blair got his chance against Richmond, and he made the most of it. Blair ran for two touchdowns, passed for two and BC won easily 35-7.
The Ivy League race was down to two teams—PRINCETON and DARTMOUTH, both unbeaten. The coldly efficient Tigers smothered Penn 51-0 for their 14th straight as Charley Gogolak, the Hungarian side booter, kicked three long-range field goals (he now has 14 for an NCAA one-season record) and six extra points. Dartmouth finished off Harvard as a contender 14-0. Gene Ryzewicz, a pushy sophomore who plays quarterback and halfback, runs back punts and kickoffs and blocks like a demon, was the one who did in the Crimson. His crushing block sprang No. 1 Quarterback Mickey Beard for one touchdown, and his 31-yard pass set up Halfback Paul Klungness' 16-yard sprint for the other. Among the lower-echelon Ivies, YALE got in its licks by surprising Cornell 24-14, BROWN beat Colgate 6-0 and COLUMBIA defeated Rutgers 12-7.
Massachusetts fell behind Boston U. 12-0 and then got going to win 34-18, while MAINE, with Dick DeVarney setting three conference passing records, clobbered Rhode Island 36-0 to win the Yankee title.