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Ohio State's Woody Hayes, it now appears, would rather switch than lose. Last Saturday he went for two points—and made it—and had Quarterback Don Unverferth throwing the ball all over Ohio Stadium. One Unverferth pass scored, and others got the Bucks in range for Bob Funk's 18-yard field goal with 1:17 to go as Ohio State edged Minnesota 11-10.
There was no great hysteria in South Bend last week. The REMEMBER buttons (for USC) had been put away, and maybe that was why Navy led the Irish 3-0—until the last play of the first half. Then Nick Eddy grabbed a screen pass from Quarterback Bill Zloch and ran 55 yards for a touchdown. In the third quarter Zloch and Fullback Larry Conjar went over for scores, Safety Nick Rassas ran back a punt 66 yards and NOTRE DAME eased to a 29-3 win.
"While Nebraska and Missouri were playing solid football, others in the Big Eight acted as though the name of the game were laughs. COLORADO and Oklahoma fumbled nine times and were penalized 210 yards before the Buffs won out 13-0. IOWA STATE gave away 10 points on fumbles in the first half and then recovered to beat Oklahoma State 14-10.KANSAS intercepted five Kansas State passes, recovered three fumbles and thrashed the Wildcats 34-0.
Tulsa's Bill Anderson and Howard Twilley staged another of their air raids to crush Southern Illinois 55-12. Anderson threw for four touchdowns and completed 42 passes to break his own single-game record. Twilley caught 18 for a one-game record and scored twice for a career mark (24). The Mid-American had a new leader as MIAMI of Ohio beat Bowling Green 23-7 to lead by half a game. But the Redskins must still play TOLEDO which upset Kent State 7-3.
For an old paratrooper SYRACUSE'S Ben Schwartzwalder has a curious preference for keeping his football on the ground. But it is no wonder when he manages to come up with a superb halfback like Floyd Little, a bursting runner with the moves of a soft-shoe man. Little led Pitt a chase in New York's Shea Stadium. Running mostly out of Schwartzwalder's new crooked I (fullback and tailback behind the long side guard in the unbalanced line), he scored on runs of 15, one and 26 yards and tossed in a superb 95-yard kickoff return for a fourth touchdown, as the Orange smashed the helpless Panthers 51-13. There was more to Syracuse than just Little, however. Fullback Larry Csonka, a 230-pound sophomore, smashed the Pitt line for 90 yards and the Orange defense brutalized Pitt Passer Kenny Lucas with a frightful rush.
Unbeaten PRINCETON got caught up in a free-scoring brannigan with Brown and won 45-27 for its 15th straight, but not before Bruin Quarterback Bob Hall showed that he belongs in the same league with Tiger Tailback Ron Landeck. Hall completed 19 passes for 243 yards and three touchdowns, ran for 95 and scored once. Landeck's 10 completions were good for four touchdowns, he scored one himself and ran for 105 more yards. DARTMOUTH, the Ivy League's other undefeated team, had trouble with Yale's Watts Humphrey, who passed the Elis into a 17-7 lead. But the Indians came back strong, scored twice in the last quarter and won 20-17. HARVARD and PENN played to a 10-10 tie, while CORNELL beat Columbia 20-6.
Army, to its surprise, was upset by COLGATE 29-28. Ray Ilg, a tough, crashing linebacker, wrecked the Cadet attack, then moved to fullback to smash nine yards for the tying touchdown. The Red Raiders won on Larry Stankovits' placement. Things were easier for BOSTON COLLEGE. With Quarterback John Blair throwing two touchdown passes and Brendan McCarthy and Terry Erwin each scoring twice, the Eagles routed VMI 41-12.