Should anybody wonder, there is compassion among college coaches. Pitt's Dave Hart, who was a Navy assistant last year, was forced to watch NAVY Quarterback John Cartwright throw a 57-yard pass to Rob Taylor for a score and run over for another. The alert Middies also intercepted five of his poor Panthers' errant passes. With the score 24-7, Navy's Bill Elias called off his regulars. "You don't roll it up on your friends," he explained.
Army may have expected it would have to be equally merciful with Rutgers. It shouldn't have. The Cadets eked out two touchdowns on sneaks by Quarterbacks Steve Lindell and Jim O'Toole after Rutgers fumbles and then spent the rest of an anxious afternoon fighting off the stubborn Scarlet. They felt lucky to win 14-9.
Dartmouth crushed Brown 49-14, but now the Indians have to go up against the menfolk in the Ivy League, HARVARD, next week's opponent, whipped Cornell 21-0. The Crimson linemen blocked crisply and defended tenaciously, Quarterback Rick Zimmerman threw two touchdown passes and stubby sophomore Vic Gatto crazy-legged it 61 yards for a third score, YALE, too, looked good. No. 2 Quarterback Pete Doherty outpitched Columbia's Marty Domres five touchdown passes to three for an Ivy record, as the Elis won 44-21. But COLGATE took Princeton 7-0, while BUCKNELL humiliated Penn 28-21.
Among the small independents, HOLY CROSS rallied to overtake Boston U. 17-14, and VILLANOVA beat Delaware 16-14.
1. ALABAMA (4-0)
2. GEORGIA TECH (5-0)
3. FLORIDA (5-0)
Alabama (page 22) was not the only unbeaten team in the South that found things sticky. GEORGIA TECH'S speedy backs were going nowhere on Birmingham's soggy Legion Field as Auburn led 3-0 in the third quarter. Then Bunky Henry kicked a 26-yard field goal, Kim King sprinted over from the four and Tailback Jimmy Brown ran back a punt 59 yards. Tech won 17-3, and now Bobby Dodd can see a bowl in Tech's future.
Florida was in trouble, too, against North Carolina State. The Wolfpack put a big rush on Steve Spurrier and had the Gators 10-3 before Florida got going. Tailback Larry Smith slashed away at State until he scored from the one, and then, with 3:07 to go, Flanker Richard Trapp got free on a stop-and-go pattern, grabbed a 31-yard pass from Spurrier and Florida squeaked by 17-10. Georgia, however, suffered its first loss. After a dull first half MIAMI'S determined defense began swarming over Bulldog Quarterback Kirby Moore. The Hurricanes won 7-6 on Doug McGee's one-yard plunge and Ray Harris' placement. Moore was impressed. "They stopped us outside," he explained, "and then their big linemen started blocking my passes. They didn't leave me many places to go."
LSU, for all its troubles, was still in the SEC race. Sub Tailback Tommy Allen came in to run Kentucky's skimpy flanks ragged and score twice in a 30-0 victory. MISSISSIPPI pulled itself together in the last quarter to take tough Southern Mississippi 14-7, but Vanderbilt lost to independent VIRGINIA TECH 21-6.
Duke had CLEMSON licked 6-3 until little Jimmy Addison threw a 25-yard pass to Phil Rodgers in the final minutes to edge the Blue Devils 9-6. That put Clemson in the ACC lead, along with MARYLAND, a 28-9 winner over West Virginia. VIRGINIA out-scored VMI 38-27 as Quarterback Bob Davis passed for four touchdowns and piled up 301 yards in total offense. South Carolina, however, lost to WAKE FOREST 10-6.