The Ivy League proved at least that it was master of the minors, if by unimpressive margins. DARTMOUTH, with two long touchdown runs by Safety Sam Hawken and Halfback Gene Ryzewicz, held off Massachusetts 17-7, while PRINCETON barely beat rallying Rutgers 16-12, and CORNELL had a time out-scoring tough little Buffalo 28-21. BROWN came from behind to whip Rhode Island 40-27, and PENN had to do the same to catch Lehigh 38-28. HARVARD and YALE had the easiest days. The Crimson battered Lafayette 30-7, and sophomore Quarterback Brian Dowling threw two touchdown passes to lead Yale past Connecticut 16-0. Only Columbia saw defeat. COLGATE, very much on the way up, mangled the Lions 38-0.
1. UCLA (2-0)
2. USC (2-0)
3. CALIFORNIA (1-1)
The season was barely under way, but already it looked like a two-team race between UCLA and USC in the AAWU. For a while last Saturday, however, use had its troubles with weak Wisconsin. Twice in the first half the Trojans fumbled away scoring chances, and almost every time Quarterback Troy Winslow took off on an option play he found himself face to face with Linebacker Bob Richter. USC Coach Johnny McKay soon fixed that. He changed blocking assignments and had a tackle take Richter whenever he shot toward the Trojans' strong side. This turned Winslow loose. Gratefully he threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Rod Sherman, and USC went on to win 38-3.
The other AAWU contenders were looking like noncontenders. Washington never got its heralded air game off the ground as the Huskies lost to AIR FORCE 10-0. Dark horse California outgained MICHIGAN, got more first downs but made too many mistakes. Quarterback Dick Vidmer picked the Bears apart with his quick passes (he completed 10 of 15) to Split End Jack Clancy, who caught eight, and the Wolverines won 17-7. But Bump Elliott had a good word for Cal: "They really come at you."
The first big game in the Western AC was no contest. WYOMING'S Dick Speights wrecked Arizona State's passing game with his early interceptions, and the Cowboys won 23-6. In nonconference play, BRIGHAM YOUNG took San Jose State 19-9, UTAH squeezed past Oregon 17-14, and KANSAS' young backs ran over Arizona 35-13.
1. ARKANSAS (2-0)
2. SMU (2-0)
3. TEXAS (1-1)
It is becoming clear that you can not completely silence Baylor's Terry Southall; you just try to muffle him a bit. Underdog COLORADO did just that, intercepting four of Southall's passes. The last interception, by Steve Graves with 51 seconds remaining, finally stopped Baylor as Colorado won 13-7 in the 79� evening humidity at Waco.
Rice was as unexpected a winner as Baylor was a loser when sophomore substitute Robby Shelton brought the Owls 80 yards to a score and a 17-15 win over LSU.