1. SYRACUSE (3-0)
2. NAVY (2-1)
3. ARMY (2-1)
The last time UCLA Coach Tommy Prothro visited Penn State there was some talk he had wired Quarterback Gary Beban's helmet with a radio receiver. So last Friday afternoon when the lights suddenly blacked out in Coach Joe Paterno's office, he remarked facetiously, "Oh-oh, Prothro's back in town." As it turned out, the UCLA coach did not have time for any electrical annoyances. He was too busy trying to keep his team from getting beaten. Penn State took a 7-0 lead on Halfback Bobby Campbell's three-yard sweep, and then the Lions began to hound UCLA's Beban with defenses designed specifically for the occasion. While the linebackers laid back, Ends Jim Litterelle and Frank Spaziano and Tackle Steve Smear took turns blitzing Beban 10 times for 45 yards in losses and held UCLA scoreless in the first half. But Zenon Andrusyshyn kicked a 37-yard field goal, and the Bruins turned a Penn State fumble and a blocked punt into a 17-7 lead. The Lions scored late, on Halfback Tom Cherry's two-yard plunge and a two-point play, but all that did was cut UCLA's lead to 17-15. "We were happy to get out with a win," said Prothro. "We learned something about football today."
So did Army. After five straight, the Cadets learned how to lose. Even with Steve Lindell back at quarterback following a three-week bout with an ulcer, Army was dogged by interceptions and fumbles and scored only once against Duke. The Blue Devils won in the last quarter 10-7 on Quarterback Larry Davis' nine-yard pass to Ed Hicklin.
The Ivy Leaguers were doing better against outsiders. Dartmouth beat Holy Cross 24-8 while Harvard took Boston U 29-14. Cornell defeated Colgate 23-7, and Yale held off Connecticut 14-6. In formful league games, Princeton outscored Columbia 28-14, and Penn beat Brown 28-7.
Rutgers came from behind to down Lehigh 14-7 on 40- and 18-yard touchdown runs by Tailback Bruce Van Ness.
1. GEORGIA (3-0)
2. ALABAMA (2-0-1)
3. LSU (3-0)
There is something about an Alabama football team that gives Mississippi the jitters. Ole Miss has not beaten one since 1910, and almost every time the Rebels face Alabama they start playing pardon-me-suh with the ball. They fumbled six times last Saturday, and that was enough. Alert Safety Dicky Thompson recovered four of the fumbles for Alabama, and the Crimson Tide rolled to a 21-7 victory. Quarterback Kenny Stabler passed to Split End Dennis Homan for one touchdown and ran for a second but, more important, Alabama played defense like it has not all season—well.
Georgia Quarterback Kirby Moore was standing innocently back on his own 13-yard line trying to give the ball away to Fullback Ronnie Jenkins for a dive into the line against South Carolina when Jenkins went rushing right by him like a man catching a train. There was nothing for Moore to do but start running and he did, 87 yards for the score that moved the Bulldogs to a 21-0 win. "We're going to put that play in the book just as soon as we find out what it is," said bemused Coach Vince Dooley.