Despite heavy rains, Penn State scored three times in eight minutes during the first period and paddled past Iowa 27-8. Speaking of Nittany Lion Defensive Tackle Randy Crowder, who fought off double-and triple-teaming efforts to harass the Hawkeyes, Iowa Coach Frank Lauterbur said, "He played a whale of a game." An apt description in view of the playing conditions. Lauterbur added, "Our coaches feel Penn State is on a par with or maybe even better than Michigan or UCLA," the two teams Iowa lost to earlier.
The sun shone on Michie Stadium, but hardly on Army, which was burned 51-6 by California. Quarterback Vince Ferragamo of the Bears threw three touchdown passes.
Lehigh's Kim McQuilken made good on 17 of 29 passes and had a 6-0 lead over Delaware before the Blue Hens went to work. When done, they had a 21-9 triumph and an 18-game win streak, the nation's longest.
1. HOUSTON (3-0)
2. SMU (3-0)
3. TEXAS (1-1)
No telling what Darrell Royal might try next. He started the season saying, shucks, there was nothing new about his Texas team. Same as ever—run people over with the Wishbone, crinkle 'em with the defense. But then Royal lost his opener, so maybe that was why he decided last week to have a go at some newfangled gimmicks. Whatever, the Longhorns shook up Texas Tech by starting off with a Winged T, and not just an ordinary Winged T, but a jazzy variation. The wingback lined up at a 45� angle to the line and looked like he was going to run straight into his own center. He didn't, though. Instead, he led the way on power sweeps and Texas was up 14-0 at halftime.
Tech fought back to make it 14-12 in the fourth period, so when the Longhorns got the ball on their 30-yard line after the next kickoff, Royal started dabbling again. On the first play he had Marty Akins throw a pass. It was good for 20 yards, but was nullified by a 15-yard penalty. So Akins threw another and the play was good for 22 yards and the start of a drive that brought the Longhorns another touchdown and a 21-12 lead with 8:15 left.
A Tech player drew an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty on the extra-point play, enabling Texas to move to the Red Raider 45 for the kickoff. Mike Dean tried to coffin-corner the ball and the Tech players could not figure out what to do with his squiggly-kick, which hit one of them and went into the end zone, where Texas End Jay Arnold fell on it for a touchdown. That was it, 28-12 and Royal was pleased to note that his team, which had lost five of eight fumbles the week before, had this time recovered four of five bobbles against Tech.
Having lost to USC and Oklahoma State, Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles also resorted to some new tactics against Iowa State. He used three freshmen and 11 sophomores among his starting 22 players and switched to the slot I to make use of Dickey Morton's running talents. Morton ran for 137 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown jaunt, and the Razorbacks won 21-19. Still, they might not have come out ahead had they not used the best tactic of them all—12 men on the field when they scored their final TD.
The controversial play began when Arkansas had a third down and goal to go on the Cyclone five. Razorback Kelvin O'Brien came in to tell Quarterback Mike Kirkland what play to use. Seeing that he could not get off the field before the 25-second limit ran out, Halfback Rolland Fuchs stayed put. O'Brien lined up in the slot and just stood there as Kirkland passed to Jack Ettinger in the end zone. Iowa State protests were to no avail. Neither was a comeback effort.