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Mervin Hyman
November 28, 1966
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November 28, 1966

Football's Week

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1. SYRACUSE (8-2)
2. ARMY (7-2)
3. HARVARD (8-1)

The Ivy League came down to its last week with HARVARD, DARTMOUTH and PRINCETON all tied for the lead, and that is just the way it ended—in a triple tie for the championship. Harvard had the pressure game to win against Yale, and came through handsomely 17-0. While the sturdy Crimson defense held the Elis down, shifty Halfback Bobby Leo plunged a yard for one touchdown, sprinted 52 for another and gained 106 yards in all.

Dartmouth, too strong for game Penn, attacked smartly from Coach Bob Blackman's ingenious and irritating variety of offenses for 413 yards on the ground, most of them by Pete Walton and Jim Menter. But the unpeaceful Quakers' Bill Creeden, passing for 317 yards, made it a ball game before giving in 40-21. Princeton, the only team to conquer Harvard, had its hands full with Cornell. Despite some abject fumbling and bumbling, the Big Red held the Tigers scoreless until the last quarter. Then Tailback Dick Bracken led Princeton on a 51-yard march, covering the last five himself for a 7-0 victory.

The battle was only for last place, but COLUMBIA and Brown struggled furiously before the Lions won the slugfest 40-38. Tailback Jim O'Connor, with 225 yards rushing for an Ivy record and four touchdowns, was the difference.

Beating Pitt this year is like vanquishing a paper tiger, but PENN STATE enjoyed it all the same. Tom Sherman threw three touchdown passes and Bob Campbell broke away for three scores, as the Lions won 48-24 to give Coach Joe Paterno a 5-5 record in his first year. But there are better times ahead for Paterno. Most of this year's varsity will be back in 1967.

Yankee Conference champion Massachusetts came away chastened after losing to BOSTON COLLEGE 14-7. Connecticut, another Yankee hopeful, lost to HOLY CROSS 16-0. COLGATE, with Halfback Marv Hubbard hammering for 194 yards and Quarterback Ron Burton picking up 167 on runs and passes, beat Rutgers 26-7 for its best record (8-1-1) since 1932.


1. SMU (7-2)
2. HOUSTON (7-1)
3. ARKANSAS (8-2)

Arkansas, riding serenely toward a Cotton Bowl appearance, came a serious cropper when lowly TEXAS TECH upset the Hogs 21-16. It was living dangerously, but Tech Coach J. T. King's game plan called for his Raiders to run straight at Arkansas' strength, All-America Tackle Loyd Phillips. "If our Phil Tucker can whip Phillips, we can whip Arkansas." King said bravely. Tucker did, enabling Quarterback John Scovell and Halfback Jerry Lovelace to take unthought-of liberties with the Arkansas defense. More unthinkable was Tackle Gene Darr's grab of the ball just as Arkansas' Jon Brittenum was passing. He returned the interception 20 yards for the winning touchdown.

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