For the day Penn State pounded out 247 yards on the ground. It took the lead 15-14 late in the first half after scoring drives of 75 and 63 yards. Coach Joe Paterno ordered a two-point conversion after the first touchdown and got it on a run by Jimmy Cefalo. Penn State's final score of the day came in the fourth quarter on a carry of 19 yards by Duane Taylor, the longest run from scrimmage by a Nittany Lion this year.
In Annapolis, Navy was also copying its form of last week—by getting shut out. Boston College, which had been beaten badly by Texas and Temple, whitewashed the Middies 37-0, making Navy's aggregate score for the last two weeks 0-89. The Middies, kept on their heels by the kickoffs of Fred Steinfort, all six of which went into or through the end zone and could not be run back, never got past midfield until the final period. Steinfort also set a Navy-Marine Memorial Stadium record with a 50-yard field goal.
Temple looked like a possible upset victim for the first 29 minutes of its game against Marshall but finally got moving for a 31-10 win. "They outcoached us and outplayed us," said Temple Coach Wayne Hardin, "but we just outpersonneled them. It's one of those games I'm very happy to get out of our system." Quarterback Steve Joachim, the nation's total offense leader going into the game, got his bell rung scoring his team's first touchdown and had to turn play-calling responsibilities over to his coach. "I can execute, but I can't remember them," he told Hardin. He executed a 31-yard scoring pass to Flanker Dave Rodier at the end of the half for a 14-7 lead and kept right on rolling in the second half. For the day he gained 245 yards, 20 below his pregame average.
Brown's soccer-style kicker, Jose Violante, connected from 37, 47 and 49 yards, the last a school record, to give the Bruins a 9-7 lead over Pennsylvania. But then, with just 2:42 to play, the Quakers' Adolph (Beep Beep) Bellizeare, who had been held to just 45 yards in 14 carries, returned a punt 61 yards for a touchdown and a 14-9 victory. Harvard's superb end, Pat McInally, caught three touchdown passes from Quarterback Milt Holt, each giving the Crimson the lead, but Rutgers came back each time and finally won 24-21. The winning score, a one-yard lunge by Quarterback Bert Kosup, capped an 80-yard, 11-play drive. Princeton won its first Ivy League contest in two seasons by blasting inept Columbia 40-13; Dartmouth lost its second in a row, 14-3 to Holy Cross; and Cornell scored its first shutout in six years by taking Bucknell 24-0. Maryland beat Syracuse 31-0 after leading only 7-0 at half-time.
1. Penn State (3-1)
2. Temple (3-0)
3. Delaware (4-0)
Surprising Wisconsin was nearly perfect in a 59-20 massacre of Missouri. The score could have been worse. It was 59-7 at the end of three quarters and Coach John Jardine put in everyone but the dean of women in the final period. The Badgers scored nine of the first 10 times they had the ball, beginning with an 81-yard run by Billy Marek on the first play from scrimmage. Quarterback Gregg Bohlig completed all eight of his passes for 131 yards and directed an offense that piled up 485 yards overall. Now the Badgers are stalking bigger game. As Jardine pointed out, "Getting ahead that much meant that we can go into next week's game against Ohio State not all battered and bruised."
Kansas shocked Texas A&M with three second-half touchdowns and recorded a 28-10 upset. The Jayhawks trailed 10-7 at half but took the lead when Quarterback Scott McMichael connected with Flanker Emmett Edwards, anchorman on Kansas' 1974 NCAA 440-yard-relay champions, for a 61-yard third-quarter score. Running Backs Robert Miller and Laverne Smith, ranked 10th and 11th nationally in rushing before the game, picked up 142 and 135 yards respectively while A&M's Bubba Bean, ranked seventh, was held to 48.
Michigan State scared Notre Dame. The Spartans spotted the Irish a 16-0 halftime lead, courtesy of two fumbles and a 14-yard punt, but the second half was a different story. First, Quarterback Charlie Baggett took Michigan State 99 yards to make it 16-7. Baggett passed to End Mike Jones for the last 26 yards. After a Notre Dame field goal, its only score resulting from a legitimate drive, Baggett marched the Spartans 76 yards to close the gap to 19-14. Too little, too late. Less than four minutes remained and the Irish ate up all but 12 seconds of that by staying on the ground, content to give the ball to Fullback Wayne Bullock, who scored both Notre Dame touchdowns and gained 126 yards with a school-record 36 carries. Baggett's desperation bomb at the end was intercepted by Randy Payne.
With the wind at his back, California Quarterback Steve Bartkowski completed 14 of 19 passes for 244 yards in the second and third quarters to lead the Golden Bears over previously undefeated Illinois 31-14. West Virginia handed Indiana its 11th loss in a row, 24-0. Northwestern, on the other hand, managed to win its first game of the season, beating Oregon 14-10 despite a brilliant 196-yard rushing performance by the Ducks' Don Reynolds. Nebraska and Oklahoma won with ease, the Cornhuskers 54-0 over Minnesota and the Sooners 63-0 over Wake Forest.