The hands on the scoreboard clock were not working, but those belonging to Bubba Wyche and Lester McClain were as Tennessee topped Kentucky 24-7 in a Southeastern Conference game. Wyche was on target with 17 of 24 passes, three of them for touchdowns, two of which were scored by McClain.
LSU disposed of Tulane 34-10 as Tommy Morel caught 10 passes and Mike Hillman connected on 14 of 21. Vanderbilt scored 41 points in the first half, then coasted to a 53-20 win over Davidson.
Buster O'Brien of Richmond left the William and Mary secondary looking like a colander as he passed for 245 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-6 romp. The win earned the Spiders the Southern Conference title and a berth in the Tangerine Bowl against Ohio University. Fullback Butch Colson hit on all four of his passes, ran for 117 yards and scored twice as East Carolina defeated The Citadel 23-14.
With Eddie Silverio popping through the Syracuse defense for 195 yards, West Virginia upset the Orangemen 23-6. And Southern Mississippi beat Tampa 21-7, which made it a pleasant ending for Coach Pie Vann, who had announced that he was leaving after this, his 20th season.