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1. ARMY (4-1)
Navy and William and Mary are not scheduled to play each other again for at least eight years, and as far as Navy Coach Bill Elias is concerned you can make that 80 years. Just when Elias thought his Middies had the Indians soundly beaten 16-0 and visions of a national ranking began to intrude en his thoughts, William and Mary Quarterback Dan Darragh launched the torpedoes. On the final play of the third quarter he scored on a quarterback sneak. Then, in the last five minutes of the game, he threw scoring passes to Jim Cavanaugh and Steve Slotnick, and Tailback Terry Morton plunged over from the two for a 27-16 upset.
Army did not have quite that much trouble, but with Quarterback Steve Lindell unable to play because he had added a sprained ankle to his ulcer miseries, the Cadets had to struggle to hold off Rutgers 14-3. The Scarlet bruised a few egos with its running game, but Rutgers' passing was too skimpy, and Army Fullback Chuck Jarvis' two touchdowns, one on a 34-yard sweep, were enough to win.
Syracuse and Penn State, building up to their meeting next Saturday, played it cozy. Against California, Syracuse gave the ball to Larry Csonka 35 times, and the pounding back went 204 yards and scored three touchdowns, the last one coming on a 22-yard pass from Quarterback Rick Cassata, as Syracuse won 20-14. Once Tailback Charlie Pittman got Penn State safely ahead of West Virginia with an 83-yard kickoff return, the Lions put away their tricks and settled for a 21-14 victory that showed Syracuse scouts as little as possible.
Pitt's elation over beating Wisconsin last week proved short-lived when Miami, having found its offense, crushed the Panthers 58-0. Boston College lost again, to Buffalo 26-14, but Holy Cross rallied to overtake Boston U. 21-17 in the last quarter.
The Ivy League is now ready for its big showdown of unbeatens—Harvard vs. Dartmouth Saturday at Cambridge. Harvard, playing defense diligently, edged Cornell 14-12, while Dartmouth, against less stern opposition, buried Brown 41-6. Yale was still undefeated in Ivy League competition after taking Columbia 21-7. Princeton battered independent Colgate 28-0, but Penn blew a 27-14 lead and lost to Bucknell 28-27.
Those who think Tennessee's 24-13 victory over Alabama (page 12) automatically gives the Vols the SEC championship can get an argument in Baton Rouge, Athens, Ga., University, Miss. and even Auburn, Ala. LSU prepared for its game against Tennessee next Saturday by beating Kentucky 30-7. Georgia tuned up its offense for the race ahead by trouncing VMI 56-6, while Mississippi eased past Southern Mississippi 23-14.