After a 14-14 half, State's Roland Hooks provided the margin of victory with two third-quarter touchdowns. The close score and the Orange's 316 yards of total offense had Coach Frank Malone babbling strange things when it was over. "We can beat anybody left on the schedule," he said confidently. Someone tell Frank that Maryland, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Miami are waiting.
It was a good week for the Ivy League, which posted five victories and an unusual tie in eight games against outside opponents. On the minus side were Columbia's 15-0 defeat by Lafayette and Dartmouth's 14-0 loss to Massachusetts. The Minutemen's triumph ended a 21-game, 72-year famine against Dartmouth.
In the victories, Brown bombed Rhode Island 45-15, Cornell ripped Colgate 40-21, Yale topped Connecticut 20-7, and Harvard beat Holy Cross 24-14.
Saving the best for last—Princeton's game with Rutgers ended in a 6-6 tie because the Tigers failed to complete a two-point conversion pass after tying the game with 22 seconds left. And why, you ask, was Princeton going for two?
It seems that the visiting Rutgers fans were so certain of victory that they tore down the goal posts with two minutes left. After Referee Thomas Elliott refused to wait for an extra set to be erected, Princeton had no other choice. The Tigers' Bob Casciola said he would not protest, but even Rutgers Coach Frank Burns admitted that Princeton should have been allowed to kick for the extra point. The tie was the first in the history of the nation's oldest collegiate rivalry.
1. Pittsburgh (2-1)
2. Penn State (2-1)
3. Temple (2-0)
Missouri used a little bit of offense and a whole lot of defense to throttle Arizona State 9-0. The Sun Devils managed only 117 yards rushing and never got closer than the Tiger 27. Missouri's drive for the game's only touchdown was aided by a 19-yard gain on an interception-fumble exchange. It was second and five at the Tigers' 45 when Arizona State Linebacker Bob Breunig intercepted a pass at his own 40. But the ball slipped out of his hands and Mark Miller fell on it at the 36, producing a nifty 19-yard gain. Miller picked up 18 yards on the next play and seconds later caught an 18-yard scoring pass from Ray Smith.
" Arizona State came to town saying a lot of things—like the Big Eight is overrated," said Smith. "Well, I think Missouri is underrated." Sun Devil Coach Frank Kush pointed to his team's 2-1 record and said, "Before the season that would have looked pretty good. But not now."
Colorado's Billy Waddy has rushed for 742 yards in his career, 353 of them in victories over Wisconsin. Waddy gained 151 yards against the Badgers Saturday and scored a touchdown in a 24-21 victory.