Halfback John Souba broke loose on an off-tackle play designed for short yardage and went 51 yards for the game's only touchdown as Dartmouth held off Brown 7-6 in an Ivy League tussle. Harvard, behind 21-10 at the half, came up with 29 third-period points to put down Cornell 39-27. Yale bopped Columbia 42-2, and in non-conference games Penn beat Lafayette 37-7 and Princeton brushed off Colgate 33-24.
1. Penn State (5-1)
2. Pittsburgh (4-2)
3. Temple (5-0)
"If they have a weakness, we'll exploit it," said Indiana Coach Lee Corso before taking on Ohio State. Final score: Ohio State 49, Exploiters 9. For the first time since the invention of Woody Hayes, the Buckeyes threw passes on their first two downs. Only one was complete, but from there on they did little wrong. In all, 84 Buckeyes played as the offense accumulated 568 yards, an average of 8.2 a try. Archie Griffin rambled for 146 yards in 22 trips, scored twice and set a Big Ten alltime rushing record with a total of 3,321 yards, though only midway through his junior year. Quarterback Cornelius Greene had 330 yards in total offense—nine of 11 passes for 235 yards, 11 rushes for 95 more. When it was all over Corso said, " Greene gets through holes that aren't even on the black-board—phfft. It was a thrill for us today—really neat—because we learned a lot."
Wisconsin put up a rousing struggle before succumbing to Michigan 24-20. Badger Quarterback Gregg Bohlig may have been right when he said, "We needed just another minute or two," for he brought his team back from a 21-7 disadvantage
Fifty years ago Red Grange and Memorial Stadium in Champaign were the pride of Illinois, especially when the Galloping Ghost put on his five-touchdown performance against Michigan in the first game there. Last week Grange helped commemorate the anniversary of that event at the now-crumbling stadium. "I guess I'm a lousy football fan," he said. "I can't watch a full game." But Grange did watch as the Illini fought Michigan Stale to a 21-21 standstill.
Three short touchdown runs by Quarterback Mark Vitali lifted Purdue over Northwestern 31-26 in another Big Ten encounter, and Rick Upchurch raced 86 yards for a TD on Minnesota's first offensive play, winding up with 210 yards in 21 carries as the Gophers downed Iowa 23-17.
"The holes were so numerous that sometimes I didn't know which ones to go through," said Joe Washington after scoring four touchdowns as Oklahoma crunched Big Eight foe Colorado 49-14. Washington's 200 yards rushing were the most ever by one runner against the Buffaloes, who were also roughed up for the most yards rushing (594) and the highest total yardage (641) they have ever yielded in one game.
After being whomped 56-0 by Nebraska, Kansas Coach Don Fambrough said, "This was the most embarrassing day of my life." For David Humm of the Huskers it was the finest day as he connected on 23 of 27 passes for 230 yards and hit Don Westbrook for three touchdowns.
In another Big Eight confrontation, sophomore Tailback Mike Williams ran for 162 yards as Iowa State defeated Kansas State 23-18. And up-again-down-again Missouri went down 31-7 to Oklahoma State, which got 152 yards rushing from George Palmer.