1. Alabama (5-1)
2. Florida (5-1)
3. Tennessee (3-2)
Romping through the mud as if he alone were on dry land, Pittsburgh's Tony Dorsett accumulated 268 yards on 21 carries and scored four touchdowns as the Panthers destroyed Army 52-20. In doing so, Dorsett surpassed the efforts of all the noted Cadet running backs who have played in Michie Stadium—Doc Blanchard & Glenn Davis, Pete Dawkins & Bob Anderson and Charlie Jarvis, whose 1968 mark of 253 yards was erased.
"We needed something to pick us up, a change-the-game play," said Joe Paterno of the fake field-goal pass that went for 30 yards and a touchdown and helped Penn State defeat Syracuse 19-7.
Tulane's unpredictable Green Wave upset West Virginia 16-14 and has now won two straight, lost two straight and won two straight. Navy entered its contest with Boston College as the nation's leading defensive team, having yielded an average of only 163 yards a game. But Boston College rolled up that many in the first half, Quarterback Mike Kruczek twice passing to Mike Godbolt for scores, and the Eagles won 17-3. Curt Edwards lugged the ball 37 times for 205 yards as Rutgers shut out William and Mary 24-0.
Brown settled for a 10-10 tie with Dartmouth and slipped half a game behind Harvard and Princeton in the Ivy League race. Harvard's offense continued to roll in a 34-13 defeat of Cornell, Split End Jim Curry catching nine passes for a school-record 214 yards and one touchdown. Yale ran over Columbia 34-7, Penn whipped Lafayette 13-0 and Colgate shocked Princeton with a TD and a two-point conversion in the last 14 seconds to win 22-21.
1. Penn State (6-1)
2. Pitt (5-1)
3. West Virginia (4-2)
Texas A&M won its sixth straight game, beating winless TCU 14-6. Bubba Bean carried armloads of defenders into the end zone on his first-half touchdown runs of four and two yards.
Texas earned a share of the Southwest Conference lead by controlling Arkansas' explosive offense just long enough to win 24-18. Eight Razorback turnovers—five fumbles and three interceptions—made the Long-horns' task a lot easier. Texas Quarterback Marty Akins hit four of five passes for 74 yards and gained another 135 on the ground in 22 carries.