Remember Bill Cosby's " Hofstra" routine? That was the one in which Cosby and his Temple University teammates panic in the locker room over the possibility of having to play Hofstra on television. C.W. Post, which was a 25-point favorite against Hofstra on Thanksgiving Day, no longer thinks Cosby's act is funny. The final score: Hofstra 14, C.W. Post 12. Now the Pioneers must face Delaware, the nation's top college division team, in the Boardwalk Bowl at Atlantic City on Dec. 11.
1. ARIZONA STATE (10-1)
2. STANFORD (8-3)
3. WASHINGTON (8-3)
Arizona made it to the Arizona State portion of Tempo's Sun Devil Stadium just twice as the once-beaten Devils romped to a 31-0 win in a game that was supposed to be high-scoring—for both teams. The Wildcats, who had averaged 19 points a game, were limited to 168 total yards, just 63 rushing, and only 13 completions in 40 attempts. The explosive Sun Devils also fell below their season average of 471 total yards, but were hardly embarrassed with 406. Halfback Woody Green led the onslaught with a pair of touchdown runs. The only solace for Arizona was an interception by Cornerback Jackie Wallace in the last quarter, his 11th, to tie a WAC record set by Seth Miller of ASU in 1969.
Iowa State scored three touchdowns in a last-quarter comeback to beat San Diego State 48-31. Quarterback Dean Carlson ran for one TD and passed for another in the final flurry; overall, he completed three touchdown passes. Brian Sipe of the Aztecs also tossed three touchdown passes, all to Split End Tom Reynolds, as he completed 22 of 47 for 304 yards. Unhappily, he was intercepted four times.