1. ARMY (5-1)
2. SYRACUSE (4-2)
3. HARVARD (5-0)
The Ivy League race is not over yet—but don't try to tell that to a Harvard man after the Crimson's stirring win over Dartmouth. The Harvards, however, still must play PRINCETON and Yale. The Tigers, with all their good backs healthy again, trounced Penn 30-13, while Yale lost to CORNELL 16-14 when the Big Red's Pete Larson ran back a kickoff 99 yards and Pete Zogby kicked a 20-yard field goal. Brown, also on Harvard's future list, went down ingloriously to independent COLGATE 48-7.
Rutgers Coach John Bateman, a sufferer whenever he plays his Alma Mater, had an ulcerous afternoon as his team and Columbia traded touchdowns furiously. With 59 seconds to go, Quarterback Marty Domres' seven-yard pass to Rich Brown put the Lions ahead 34-30. But Quarterback Fred Eckert brought Rutgers back 55 yards in nine plays, the last a seven-yard pass to Jack Emmer with 14 seconds left for a 37-34 win. "Thank God for the offense!" said Bateman.
Plucky Holy Cross threw a scare into SYRACUSE, holding the Orange scoreless in the first half and confining Floyd Little to only 34 yards rushing in the game (but he scored twice). But Quarterback Rick Cassata picked the Crusaders apart with neat little passes and option runs in the second half, and Fullback Larry Csonka battered their line for 166 yards. Dave Casmay and Terry Roe ran back pass interceptions for touchdowns, and eventually weary Holy Cross succumbed 28-6. "They wouldn't let us do a lot of things," complained Syracuse's Ben Schwartzwalder.
Army had it easier beating Pitt, 28-0. When the Panthers tried to get through the Army middle, they ran into Linebacker Townsend Clarke. And when they attacked the flanks, Ends Bud Neswiacheny and Dave Rivers contained them. Meanwhile Army Quarterback Steve Lindell ran the option for 49 yards, threw two touchdown passes and kicked two field goals and two extra points, NAVY was on the go again, too, against William & Mary. Quarterback John Cartwright passed for three touchdowns, two by sophomore End Mike Clark, as the Middies won 21-0.
Boston College, still having its troubles, barely made it past Buffalo 22-21 on Paul Delia Villa's second touchdown, a 55-yard pass from Quarterback Joe Marzetti, and Marzetti's two-point pass. MASSACHUSETTS tumbled Boston U. 12-7, while VILLANOVA rallied to take West Chester State 15-0.
1. NOTRE DAME (5-0)
2. MICHIGAN STATE (6-0)
3. NEBRASKA (6-0)
It was a battle of the unbeatens—NOTRE DAME and Oklahoma—but not for long. By the middle of the second quarter the Sooners were hopelessly out of the game and the national rankings. The big Notre Dame defensive line shut them off with a mere 39 yards, 27 of which came on the last three plays against the subs, and the offense did the rest. Quarterback Terry Hanratty ran for a touchdown and spread Oklahoma with his deft passes, even after End Jim Seymour left with an ankle injury. Larry Conjar slashed inside for 51 yards, and Nick Eddy scored twice on short thrusts as the Irish won 38-0. "I thought for sure we were playing the Green Bay Packers," said Sooner Linebacker Harry Hettmannsperger.