The Bruins' seventh straight triumph over two seasons came on the 50th anniversary of Brown Stadium. Four second-quarter touchdowns gave Harvard the margin it needed as Quarterback Jim Kubacki set a school total offense record with 310 yards. Dartmouth had to overcome an aerial barrage by the Quakers' Bob Graustein, who completed 20 of 29 passes for 230 yards. Princeton stayed unbeaten on three field goals by Scott Morrison.
1. Penn State (5-1)
2. Pitt (4-1)
3. West Virginia (4-1)
Alabama and Florida are not scheduled to play each other this season, but at least one Southeastern Conference player has a definite opinion of which is better. " Florida," said Vanderbilt Tight End Barry Burton after the Gators whipped his team 35-0. To which Coach Fred Pan-coast added, "This is a great Florida team. They put second-and third-team backs in there that are as big as some of my linemen."
Jimmy DuBose's 80-yard touchdown run put the Gators ahead on the first play from scrimmage. Larry Brinson scored the next three touchdowns on two short runs and a 10-yard pass reception from Quarterback Don Gaffney. Florida's offense rushed for 438 yards and passed for 59 more and the defense gave up only 167 yards overall.
Tennessee, which plays Alabama this weekend, pulled away from Louisiana State in the fourth period to win 24-10. Reminiscent of his performance of two weeks ago against Auburn Split End Larry Seivers made two key catches in an 80-yard drive that broke a 10-10 tic.
Other conference games saw Auburn defeat Kentucky 15-9 and Mississippi upset Georgia 28-13. Outside the conference, Alabama blistered Washington 52-0.
Auburn scored twice within 90 seconds in the fourth quarter to overtake the Wildcats and notch its first victory of the year. A 72-yard pass from Clyde Baumgartner to Jeff Gilligan produced the first score, and three plays after the fumbled kickoff Kenny Burks dashed in from the 17 for the second touchdown. James Reed tallied twice for Ole Miss, which had not won a league game since 1973.
The Alabama-Washington game was a renewal of the 1926 Rose Bowl matchup, when the Crimson Tide won 20-19 by scoring three touchdowns within seven minutes. In this game, Alabama scored three touchdowns in less than three minutes—on an eight-yard run by Quarterback Richard Todd, an 84-yard punt return by Willie Shelby and a 31-yard gallop by second-team Fullback Johnny Davis. Taking advantage of an injury to Calvin Culliver, Davis ground out 155 yards and three touchdowns in 13 carries.
Maryland ran its Atlantic Coast Conference winning streak to 12 games with a 37-22 defeat of North Carolina State. A 96-yard kickoff return by Rick Jennings, his second field-length touchdown run this year, sparked the Terrapins. Maryland also showed some timely defensive play when it protected a 24-14 third-quarter lead by pushing the Wolfpack back to the 47 after they reached a first down at the Terrapins' 17. "I don't want to sound like an egotistical fool," Defensive End Leroy Hughes said later, "but my getting in there got us going." N.C. State blew its next two offensive possessions with fumbles, which Maryland turned into score-padding touchdowns.