1. PENN STATE (3-1)
2. WEST VIRGINIA (4-1)
3. DARTMOUTH (2-0)
Until four minutes remained in the first half, West Virginia and William & Mary had hulled and puffed through a strenuous defensive battle at Morgantown. Then came the deluge. Mountaineer Quarterback Bernie Galilfa threw touchdown passes of 75 and 17 yards to Flanker Danny Buggs, and one of 44 yards to Split End Marshall Mills to send his team off at halftime with a 28-0 lead. The touchdown torrent continued in the second half, but this time it was the Indians' turn. Doug Gerhart carried for three of William & Mary's five second-half touchdowns to help ignite a furious rally that was not squelched until Buggs went 31 yards to score on a flanker reverse with five minutes left in the game to insure a 49-34 victory for the Mountaineers.
Chilled and wet, 6,074 spectators sat through a rainstorm in the Yale Bowl to watch the Elis win a clash of Wishbone offenses with fumbling Colgate. The Red Raiders led at halftime 7-0 on a leaping end-zone catch by Steve Fraser of a Tom Pan-pass, but in the second half Yale collected three scores with short marches following Colgate fumbles to win 27-7.
Brown's senior Placekicker Tyler Chase booted an Ivy League record five field goals as the Bruins defeated Penn 28-20 in the rain at Providence and ended an 11-game losing string. Columbia and Princeton sloshed to a 0-0 tie in the Tigers' Palmer Stadium in a game that produced a brilliant burst of defensive coups in the third period. First, Princeton Linebackers Joe Parsons and Tony Riposta hurled back two Columbia plunges from the Tiger one-yard line and then, on fourth down, Defensive Back Jim Stephens picked off a Don Jackson pass and headed full steam for the distant goal line. A touchdown seemed inevitable until Steve Howland broke through a cordon of five blockers to make the saving tackle on the Lion 26. At Worcester, Dartmouth defeated Holy Cross 17-7. Indiana came over from Big Ten country to squeeze past Syracuse 10-2. Undefeated Delaware kept its small-college supremacy intact with a 27-0 victory over Lafayette as Vern Roberts rushed for 205 yards.
1. LSU (4-0)
2. ALABAMA (4-0)
3. AUBURN (4-0)
In the first hall of its game with Georgia in Athens, visiting Alabama decided it would try to overpower the Bulldogs with crunching runs up the middle. The result was a narrow 7-0 lead. In the second half Tide Coach Bear Bryant, fed up with muscle, switched to an assortment of outside runs and short passes. The result was an easy 25-7 victory and a still unbeaten record. With Offensive Linemen John Hannah and Jim Krapf clearing the way, Quarterback Terry Davis moved Alabama's Wishbone attack on third-quarter marches of 78 and 80 yards, hitting a 39-yard scoring toss to Wayne Wheeler that was called at the line of scrimmage and caught the Bulldog defense napping, then scoring himself on a one-yard sneak. Georgia proved a generous host, losing four fumbles and two interceptions. "We should have wrapped it up in the first half with all the opportunities they gave us," growled The Bear.
Florida State suffered its first defeat of the season in a flood of turnovers at Tallahassee as the Seminoles were humiliated by intrastate rival Florida 42-13. State Quarterback Gary Huff put a lot of impressive statistics on the board, throwing 58 passes and completing 27 for 325 yards, but only one touchdown. Florida State lost six fumbles and four of Huff's passes fell into enemy hands as the Gators salted the game away with a three-touchdown third quarter, all following recovered fumbles.
The loss by graduation of Quarterback Pat Sullivan and Wide Receiver Terry Beasley seems to have left Auburn not at all bereft, and last week in Jackson the Tigers stayed undefeated by upsetting Mississippi 19-13. Tailback Terry Henley was used early as a battering ram to soften up the Ole Miss forward wall, and then in the third period Auburn Quarterback Randy Walls put the Tigers in front with a 39-yard touchdown pass to Wingback Tom Gossom and a five-yard touchdown run of his own. The Auburn defense finally saved the victory in the final minute, preventing Ole Miss from scoring on four thrusts from the nine.
In Atlanta, Quarterback Eddie McAshan threw two touchdown passes to 5'9", 160-pound sophomore Flanker Jim Robinson and scored once himself as Georgia Tech rolled over Clemson 31-9. At Memphis, Tennessee Halfback Haskel (Snapback) Stan-back scored on runs of four, three and 24 yards as the Volunteers crushed Memphis State 38-7. In Raleigh, North Carolina State's usually porous defense came up with a first-period goal-line stand, checking Duke Fullback Steve Jones on fourth down at the three-inch line, then continued to stay tough, shutting out the Blue Devils 17-0.