Arkansas Halfback Ben Cowins kept one scoring drive alive by scooting 21 yards on third and 19, and scored the final touchdown in Arkansas' 33-16 win over Utah State.
Defending NAIA champion Texas A&I extended college football's longest winning streak to 28 games, pounding Slippery Rock 58-7. Larry Collins scored two touchdowns and Quarterback Larry Urban threw for two more. SMU beat TCU 34-14.
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Paul Bryant's birthday cake was "tasteless" and the 63 roses sent by a fan were as droopy as the Bear's spirits after Mississippi stopped Alabama 10-7, snapping the Tide's 20-game Southeastern Conference winning streak. One more would have been a record. Ole Miss won on a 24-yard pass-interception runback by Linebacker George Stuart and a 34-yard field goal by freshman Hoppy Langley, moving Athletic Director John Vaught to say, "You'd have to go back to 1953 for a win that meant as much to us."
North Carolina, the first giant-killer of the fall, followed up its defeat of Miami of Ohio two weeks ago by beating Florida 24-21. Mike Voight scored the winning touchdown after third-string Quarterback Bernie Menapace kept a fourth-period drive alive by somehow finding Fullback Billy Johnson, lying on his side at the Florida six, with a desperation fourth-down pass. Tar Heel Coach Bill Dooley's magic wand must be worn to the nub.
Duke and Tennessee each scored three touchdowns, but the Vols didn't make an extra point and Duke won 21-18. Tennessee set up for a tying field goal late in the game but Kicker Jimmy Gaylor thought a fake had been called and never kicked the ball.
Cal's Joe Roth "looked like he was throwing baseballs" in the eyes of Georgia Defensive Back Johnny Henderson, whom Roth burned for touchdowns of 69 and 88 yards in the first half. But in the third quarter Henderson robbed Roth of his third strike with an interception. Whereupon Bulldog Quarterback Matt Robinson came up with a slick toss of his own—a 33-yard touchdown pass to Gene (yet another) Washington—and Georgia went on to upset Cal 36-24. Roth was nonplussed. "Heck, I keep telling everyone I'm not superhuman." Why be bothered? Roth threw for 379 yards (one shy of the Cal record), completing 21 of 36.
Surprising LSU held Nebraska to a 6-6 tie with superb defense whenever the Cornhuskers got close to the Tiger goal line. LSU scored on 35-and 18-yard field goals by Mike Conway, but failed to win when Conway missed a 44-yarder with 34 seconds left.
Oklahoma Quarterback Dean Blevins led the Sooners to a 24-3 win over Vanderbilt, and Maryland's Mark Manges threw two touchdown passes and sophomore Tailback Steve Atkins gained 169 yards in the Terrapins' 31-7 victory over Richmond. Memphis State won for the second straight week on the heroics of sophomore Quarterback Lloyd Patterson. He hit 10 of 17 for two touchdowns and ran for another, in a 21-12 defeat of Florida State.