Princeton's Dick Colman was feeling mighty good, too, after his Tigers stopped Harvard's march to an undefeated season 18-14. Princeton, behind 14-3, battled back valiantly in the second half. Fullback Dave Martin scored twice, and then an aroused defense stopped Harvard on the 16, inches short of a first down. That threw the Ivy lead into a four-way tie as DARTMOUTH drubbed Columbia 56-14 and CORNELL out-scored Brown 23-14 to join Princeton and Harvard at the top. YALE, only a game behind, beat Perm 17-14 on Dan Begel's 29-yard field goal with 21 seconds to go.
Army has not had it so good in years. Coach Tom Cahill put his two fullbacks, Mark Hamilton and Chuck Jarvis, in the same backfield and the Cadets ran over George Washington 20-7 for their sixth win as Quarterback Steve Lindell passed for two touchdowns. Navy, however, was caught by DUKE 9-7 on Bob Matheson's 21-yard field goal in the last quarter.
Boston College, with Fullback Brendan McCarthy hammering for two scores, beat William &Mary 15-13. COLGATE took Bucknell 20-0, while RUTGERS got caught up in another thriller—this one with Lafayette. The Knights pulled it out 32-28 on sub Tailback Mel Brown's 18-yard sweep in the last quarter, HOLY CROSS held off Massachusetts 16-14 when the Redmen missed a two-point conversion at the end.
1. ALABAMA (7-0)
2. GEORGIA TECH (8-0)
3. GEORGIA (7-1)
While GEORGIA was spoiling Florida's unbeaten season 27-10 (page 30), ALABAMA rolled on in the SEC. Coach Bear Bryant was tickled crimson when his quick, sleek defenders almost ran LSU clear out of Birmingham's Legion Field. Linebacker Mike Hall blocked a punt for a safety, Bobby Johns returned an interception 33 yards and another pickoff by Stan Moss set up a second score. Two field goals by Steve Davis made the score 21-0. "Frankly, I'd prefer to win with defense," said Bryant. "That's the sure way."
Georgia tech's Bobby Dodd likes defense, too, the more so after the liberties Virginia's Bob Davis took with his. Davis ran through the Yellow Jackets for two touchdowns and had the Cavaliers two yards away from victory when a fumble saved the game for Tech, which squeezed out a 14-13 win on Lenny Snow's one-yard dive and Bunky Henry's second placement.
Tulane, which has not had so much fun in 10 years, led MIAMI 10-7 when the Hurricanes, stopped on the five with less than two minutes to play, decided to settle for a tie. Ray Harris' 24-yard field goal made it 10-10. VIRGINIA TECH, 6-1-1 now, beat stubborn Wake Forest 11-0 while FLORIDA STATE clobbered South Carolina 32-10 as Bill Moreman scored three times.
Back in the SEC, AUBURN and KENTUCKY made their moves to stay out of the cellar. Auburn beat Mississippi State 13-0 and Kentucky sneaked past Vanderbilt 14-10. TENNESSEE, perhaps taking little Chattanooga too lightly, was down 10-7 at the half. Then Quarterback Dewey Warren ran for a touchdown, pitched for two more and Tennessee won 28-10.
Clemson was all alone at the top of the ACC after beating North Carolina 27-3 but Coach Frank Howard was busy looking over his shoulder at Maryland and NORTH CAROLINA STATE, his next two opponents. The Wolfpack, coasting along serenely with a 24-0 lead, suddenly was brought up short by Maryland's Alan Pastrana. In less than two minutes, he threw three touchdown passes—41 and 36 yards to Billy Van Heusen and 56 to Bobby Collins—and N.C. State barely survived 24-21.