1. PENN STATE (5-0)
2. DARTMOUTH (4-0)
3. WEST VIRGINIA (5-1)
Unbeaten Dartmouth was a heavy favorite against winless Brown, which has not defeated the Indians since 1955. Held scoreless after the first quarter, Dartmouth squeaked to a 10-7 victory. The Bruins out-gained their classier opponent, only to be stymied by two interceptions and two fumbles. It was Dartmouth's 13th win in a row.
West Virginia got five touchdowns from the fullback position in a 44-21 defeat of East Carolina. Pete Wood scored three times, and substitute Brian Chiles twice. Four of the touchdowns were set up by pass interceptions.
Cornell remained unbeaten with its fourth victory, 21-16 over Harvard, but it wasn't secured until Steve Lahr intercepted a Crimson pass with 37 seconds remaining. Ed Marinaro, as usual, provided a big chunk of the Big Red offense with 146 yards in 32 carries, including a 15-yard touchdown run. It has been 20 years since Cornell won its opening four games.
Columbia defeated Yale 15-14 for the first time in six years, the win coming on a touchdown and two-point conversion with 1:36 left. Bill Irish scored the TD on a five-yard pass from Don Jackson, and Mike Jones caught a halfback toss from John Sefcik for the two-pointer. Yale moved the ball effectively on the ground, but three of its 10 passes were intercepted.
Delaware is in the college-division category, which makes its games against the majors all the more interesting. The Blue Hens had already defeated Villanova; last week they routed Rutgers 48-7 to run their record to 5-0. Senior Fullback Bill Armstrong was awarded the game ball after scoring two touchdowns in a three-touchdown explosion before the game was 11 minutes old. "He's an Eddie Stanky type of guy," Coach Tubby Raymond said in an attempt at praise. "Who's Eddie Stanky?" Armstrong asked.
Princeton finally brought its six-game losing streak to an end with a surprising 35-12 victory over Colgate. The Tigers stormed to a 21-0 halftime lead and totaled 442 yards in a superb offensive showing geared by sophomore Jim Flynn, who made his first start of the season. Hank Bjorklund moved to within 45 yards of Dick Kazmaier's career rushing record by gaining 196 yards on 28 carries.
Gary Wichard who, Y. A. Tittle says, is the best quarterback in college football, completed 18 of 29 passes for 359 yards and five touchdowns in only three quarters of C. W. Post's 43-7 victory over Gettysburg.
Penn Coach Harry Gamble watched in agony as his Lafayette team of last year upset the Quakers 17-15. It was the Leopards' first victory over the Quakers since 1923. Joe Wilson scored three touchdowns, two on runs of better than 50 yards, as Holy Cross whipped Boston University 28-14. He gained 168 yards overall.