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Indiana Coach Lee Corso was primed to take on West Virginia and its fancy runner, Danny Buggs. "I didn't sleep for two nights just planning how to stop him," Corso said. "We even had flyswatters waiting for him." Such preparation was unnecessary, for Buggs was sidelined with a bruised thigh. The Hoosiers won 28-14, blitzed the Mountaineers unmercifully, limited them to 37 yards rushing and did not yield a touchdown until the final 37 seconds.
Pittsburgh also lost its classiest runner—Tony Dorsett—though not for the entire game. Dorsett carried the ball three times for 59 yards, was shaken up in the first period and added only 18 more yards as Pitt lost to Tulane 24-6. Quarterback Steve Foley of the Green Wave, who suffered a mild concussion moments after Dorsett had been hurt, came back to toss a 41-yard touchdown pass to Frank Anderson.
Boston College manhandled Navy in the first half, forcing six turnovers and building a 34-0 lead. Quarterback Garry Marangi began the scoring with a 61-yard run and he and most of the other Eagle regulars sat out the second half as Boston College gained 546 yards en route to a 44-7 triumph.
Trailing 25-22 with 2:38 left, Rutgers moved 96 yards to the Massachusetts one-yard line. But with victory at hand, the Scarlet lost five yards on a busted play and, as the clock ran out, failed with a pass.
Lehigh, too, flubbed a fourth-period scoring chance and settled for a 7-7 tie with Cornell, which got a 97-yard touchdown run from Dan Malone on the opening kickoff. The Engineers had a second down at the Big Red one, but failed to score.
There was, however, no stopping Columbia, which worked 55 yards to a touchdown and a 14-13 victory in the closing minutes against Princeton. It all began when the Lions picked off a Tiger pass; Mike Delaney then sparked a drive by completing five of six passes, including a 21-yarder to Mike Crowley for the winning score. In the only other confrontation between Ivy Leaguers, Penn held off Brown 28-20, getting 116 yards rushing from Adolph Bellizeare.
Harvard silenced Boston U. 16-0 and Holy Cross ended the country's longest consecutive-game scoring streak at 109 by muzzling Dartmouth 10-0. Delaware smothered Baldwin-Wallace 56-18, setting a Blue Hen record by gaining 676 yards as Blair Caviness ran for 154, Theo Gregory for 137 and Vern Roberts for 100.