1. NAVY (1-0)
2. PENN STATE (1-0)
3. ARMY (1-0)
Ever since last spring Boston College's Jim Miller had been working his team hard for the opener with NAVY. But, when the time came last Saturday in Annapolis, the big Eagles never had a chance. Coach Bill Elias had put in a new I to go with his pro-set, and Quarterback Jack Cartwright harassed the inexperienced BC secondary with flicking little passes to End Rob Taylor (he caught nine), while Halfback Terry Murray ran for one touchdown and scored another on a pass from Cartwright. The quick Navy linemen, meanwhile, blitzed from a wild variety of defensive fronts. They came at Dave Thomas, Boston's sophomore quarterback, in waves, and he never did get the Eagles in motion as they lost 27-7.
Not once did new PENN STATE Coach Joe Paterno let on that he had a secret weapon ready for Maryland. The Terps knew all about Quarterback Jack White, so it was no great surprise when he tantalized them with his slick rollouts and passes. But they never figured Penn State would score three safeties and beat them 15-7.
Army's new coach, Tom Cahill, got off on the right foot, too, against Kansas State. Tailback John Peduto ran 70 and 31 yards for touchdowns. Jim O'Toole, one of Army's alternating sophomore quarterbacks, threw a scoring pass to Halfback Chuck Jarvis, and Army won 21-6.
Colgate dedicated its stadium to old Coach Anjh Kerr and then drubbed Boston U. 34-0. VMI edged Villanova 14-13 while MASSACHUSETTS squeezed past Maine 10-7.
1. ALABAMA (0-0)
2. TENNESSEE (0-0)
3. GEORGIA TECH (1-0)
For a while GEORGIA TECH'S Bobby Dodd might have had some second thoughts about his relaxed kind of football. Texas A&M, schooled in the "live tough" theory by Coach Gene Stallings, led Tech 3-0 at half time. Then Halfback Lenny Snow raced to three touchdowns, Sub Quarterback Larry Good passed for two and Georgia Tech coasted to a 38-3 victory. Stallings was furious. "I've never been so embarrassed," he fumed. "I never thought I'd see the boys quit on me. We're going to be a good football team if I have to run every damn one of them off!"
It is a rare occasion when the Big Ten and SEC meet head-on and, after what happened to Northwestern in Gainesville, it may become even rarer. FLORIDA'S Steve Spurrier had the time of his life against the Wildcats, as the Gators won 43-7. Other SEC teams did well, too. KENTUCKY parlayed its improved defense into a 10-0 win over North Carolina, MISSISSIPPI took Memphis State 13-0, AUBURN belted Chattanooga 20-6, VANDERBILT outclassed The Citadel 24-0 and TULANE upset Virginia Tech 13-0. In a conference game GEORGIA overtook Mississippi State 20-17 on Bob Etter's field goal.