There were supposed to be no gimmicks when ARMY and Navy met before the usual 101,000 in Philadelphia's Kennedy Stadium. Both teams had sturdy defenses, and Army's Tom Cahill had said he would go with what his team knew best—just plain old nuts-and-bolts football. Navy's Bill Elias planned a passing game. So the first time the Cadets got the ball, sophomore Fullback Chuck Jarvis took a pitchout from sophomore Quarterback Steve Lindell, turned his left end and ran 49 yards for a touchdown. When Navy got the ball, sure enough, Quarterback John Cartwright began throwing—mostly sideline passes to End Rob Taylor—and a seven-yard toss to Taylor tied the score at 7-7.
That is the way it was until the last quarter, when Lindell decided he could not win with nuts and bolts alone. With the ball on the Navy 42, Split End Terry Young started on his regular down-and-out pattern, Lindell faked to him and then Young reversed and went deep. Lindell floated a long pass, which Young grabbed in full stride on the 15 and carried in for a touchdown. After that, Navy never had a chance. The Army defense, led by Tackle Tom Schwartz and End Dave Rivers, swarmed Cartwright, and the Middies died. Lindell threw 23 yards to Halfback Carl Woessner, and Army won 20-7. For Cahill, who took over belatedly last spring when Army was unable to find a name coach to replace Paul Dietzel, it was a happy day. "Beautiful," said Cahill. "I wouldn't trade this for anything."
Boston College and HOLY CROSS went at each other in habitual fashion. Quarterback Jack Lentz got the Crusaders off to a quick 19-0 lead, the Eagles went ahead 20-19 and, with 1:10 to go, led 26-25. Then Lentz, just hoping for a first down, found End Peter Kimener in the clear, hit him with a 39-yard pass and Holy Cross won 32-25. VILLANOVA finished with a flourish, taking George Washington 16-7 for its fifth straight and a 6-3 season.
1. NOTRE DAME (9-0-1)
2. MICHIGAN STATE (9-0-1)
3. PURDUE (8-2)
Nebraska may have lost its pride when it was beaten by Oklahoma, but the Huskers still had the Sugar Bowl. MIAMI of Ohio, with high hopes for a Liberty Bowl bid, won its game handily against Cincinnati 28-8, as Quarterback Bruce Matte pitched four touchdown passes, three of them to John Erisman. But an invitation was not forthcoming for the 9-1 Redskins.
Everything was up in the air when TULSA and Wichita State got together—the Missouri Valley title, last place and especially the ball. The desperate Shockers threw 50 times and Tulsa 31, but the Hurricanes' Greg Barton was more accurate than Wichita State's John Eckman, passing for three touchdowns in Tulsa's 47-14 win. That gave the Hurricanes a first-place tie with North Texas State and put the Shockers in the cellar with LOUISVILLE, which beat East Carolina 21-7.