And that they did. Yetten, who had lost his job 10 days earlier, came off the bench in the second half and threw the game-winning pass to Gary Capehart. On defense, Boston U. held Harvard to only 100 yards total offense. After the victory, the third straight for Boston U., the players carried Coach Larry Naviaux off the field.
"You have a good football team," Naviaux told Harvard's John Yovicsin.
"Thank you, but you have a better one," replied Yovicsin, showing considerably more class than his school's band.
About 1,000 fans, many of them wearing big stetsons, followed Texas A&M to West Point for the game with Army, and the Aggies rewarded them with a 20-13 upset over what was supposed to be one of the best teams in the East. It was the first win of the year for Texas A&M and Army's first loss. The visitors' sophomore quarterback, Rocky Self, called his own number frequently, then befuddled the Cadets with his keepers, fakes, rollouts and passes.
West Virginia and surprising Rutgers each picked up easy victories. In Morgantown, West Virginia won 32-0 over VMI, the only major team in the nation without a point after three games. The Mountaineers' regulars sat out all the last half, but national scoring leader Jim Braxton still managed to run his total to 66 points with a touchdown, two field goals and two extra points. Rutgers Quarterback Rich Policastro, the nation's leading percentage passer, had an "off" day, completing a mere 16 of 27, as the Scarlet Knights beat Cornell 21-7.
1. USC (3-0)
2. UCLA (4-0)
3. STANFORD (2-1)
Since the same team cannot represent the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl two years in a row, Ohio State got as close to Pasadena as it will come this season by flying out to Seattle to play Washington. The Buckeyes ended what Coach Woody Hayes often calls the exhibition portion of their season by doing in the Huskies 41—14 to run the nation's longest major winning streak to 16. The rest of Ohio State's schedule is within the conference and, as the Buckeyes landed back in Columbus, Hayes said, "Now we can get down to some football."
If that means what it sounds like, then at season's end Washington may be able to look back on last Saturday's game with considerable pride. After all, they did stop Ohio State's first two drives, but then cool junior Quarterback Rex Kern got away on a 64-yard scoring run and the Buckeyes were on their way to 502 yards total offense. When Kern was not skirting Washington's flanks or picking apart the defense with his passing, Fullback Jim Otis was hitting the line in his usual sledgehammer way, good this game for three touchdowns. Washington seemed to have more trouble figuring out its new triple-option Y offense than did Ohio State's defense.
Southern Cal fans cannot help comparing their new tailback, Clarence Davis, with the ghost of Orenthal James, much the way baseball fans like to point out that such-and-such home run hitter is X many games ahead of Babe Ruth's record. It was Davis up the middle over and again as the Trojans beat Oregon State 31-7 in Corvallis. His final statistics—181 yards in 29 carries—gave him 460 yards for the year and put him 18 yards ahead of O.J.'s total in his first three games. "They keep you so scared of that draw play with Davis," said Oregon State Coach Dee Andros, "that it opens up their passing game—and that kills you." Indeed, Jimmy Jones, USC's sophomore quarterback, passed for 103 yards and three TDs.