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THE WEEK
Joe Marshall
October 04, 1976
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October 04, 1976

The Week

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Rutgers won its 10th game in a row, beating Princeton 17-0. The Scarlet Knights share the longest major-college winning streak in the nation with Ball State of Indiana. In his first start, 5'9", 175-pound Rutgers sophomore Glen Kehler rushed for 131 yards, but the real difference in the game was the Scarlet Knights' defense, led by Nate Toran and John Alexander. It held Princeton's runners to 39 yards. Two years ago Rutgers and Princeton tied 6-6 when Rutgers fans tore down the goalposts in Princeton's Palmer Stadium late in the game, preventing the Tigers from kicking an extra point. This year they waited until the game ended, then trampled a small force of police in a mob rush on the goalposts. The posts at one end of the field fell in 9� seconds, those at the other end in 11 seconds. The crowd wasn't totally uncivilized, however. When one disgusted Princeton fan lobbed an empty whiskey bottle onto the field during the course of the game, people all around him stood up and pointed at him until police arrived and removed him from the stadium.

Harvard's Jim Kubacki ran for two touchdowns, passed for a third and ran for a two-point conversion as the Crimson overcame a 13-3 deficit to beat Massachusetts 24-13. Dartmouth downed New Hampshire by the same score; Yale defeated Connecticut 21-10 and Brown edged Rhode Island 3-0. Ed Backus returned two interceptions for touchdowns as Columbia beat Lafayette 38-31.

North Carolina remained undefeated but just barely, nipping Army 34-32 to improve its record to 4-0. The Tar Heels got 168 yards rushing and four three-yard touchdowns from senior Tailback Mike Voight but were almost undone by the passing of Army's Leamon Hall. Hall set Cadet records for pass attempts (55), completions (28), passing yardage (385) and total yardage (378). He threw for four touchdowns, which tied a Cadet record. For all that, two Hall interceptions led to North Carolina touchdowns and a third stopped an Army scoring drive on the Tar Heels' two-yard line as the first half ended.

1. PITTSBURGH (3-0)
2. B.C. (2-0)
3. PENN STATE (1-2)

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