Iowa gave MICHIGAN STATE'S Duffy Daugherty a twitch, too, when it took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. But Halfback Clint Jones, jiggling in his herky-jerky way, broke loose for 79- and 70-yard touchdowns, added a third on a two-yard plunge and hammered the Hawkeyes for 268 yards (a Big Ten record). Jimmy Raye threw a couple of scoring passes to Gene Washington, and Michigan State coasted to a 56-7 win.
Since Michigan State cannot follow itself to the Rose Bowl, PURDUE and MINNESOTA will fight it out Saturday in Minneapolis for that honor. Purdue, 4-1, whipped Wisconsin 23-0 as Bob Griese sneaked over for two touchdowns, kicked two extra points and a 29-yard field goal. Quarterback Curt Wilson led Minnesota, now 3-1-1, past Northwestern 28-13. He passed to Ken Last for two scores and ran 17 yards for another.
It looked like ILLINOIS' Pete Elliott was in for another licking from brother Bump when Michigan led the Illini 21-20 and was on the six with only 7:15 to play. But Bruce (Silky) Sullivan took a Dick Vidmer pass, ran it back 98 yards and Pete had his first win over Bump in seven tries 28-21. The bear hug Pete gave his tearful 11-year-old niece Betsy was small consolation for the Ann Arbor Elliotts. There was some for OHIO STATE, though, which beat Indiana 7-0.
Nebraska, seemingly over its frustrations, lit into Kansas for three second-quarter touchdowns. Then the Huskers went flat. Jayhawk Quarterback Bill Fenton, a skinny, 5-foot-9 passer who had not played a single down all year, threw for one score and Nebraska had to fight to win 24-13. "Last year they were awesome," said Kansas Fullback Dick Bacon. "This year they are human."
There was a chance, too, that Nebraska was hearing footsteps—OKLAHOMA'S. The Sooners smashed Kansas State 37-6. Missouri, which used to live off opponents' mistakes, made too many of its own as COLORADO recovered three Mizzou fumbles and intercepted four passes, one of which Ike Howard ran back 99 yards, to win 26-0.
Miami of Ohio beat Toledo 24-12 but the Redskins will have to share the MidAmerican title again, this time with WESTERN MICHIGAN, 20-13 winner over Ohio U. on the running of Tim Majerle.
It was hard to tell which humiliated Wichita State more, being held to minus-85 yards rushing or being subjected to WYOMING Quarterback Rick Egloff's talented running and throwing. Either way, the Shockers lost 55-0. DAYTON, in its best season since 1942, beat Xavier 9-2.
1. SYRACUSE (6-2)
2. ARMY (6-2) 3.
PENN STATE (4-4)
It was just like any other SYRACUSE-Penn State game. Syracuse's Ben Schwartzwalder was miffed because he was denied permission to bring along his video playback equipment, Penn State's Joe Paterno had a few new twists—like a shift from a T into an I—and the two teams had at each other. Surprisingly, the young Lions led 10-6 at the half on Quarterback Tom Sherman's 26-yard pass to Ted Kwalick and his 29-yard field goal. Then the Orange, except for one bit of unlikely trickery when Punter Don Bullard faked a fourth-down kick and threw a pass, decided to do what it does best. Larry Csonka bulled up the middle, Floyd Little slipped off the tackles and eventually Csonka scored from the one to put Syracuse ahead 12-10. When it was over, Csonka had 132 yards, Little 110 and the Orange were beginning to think about a bowl. "Anytime you beat these babies," said Schwartzwalder, "it makes you feel good."