Bass threw an eight-yard scoring pass to Clarence Williams, but the key play of the game generated controversy. It came about when Rebel Halfback Reg Woulard took a pitchout nine yards and was hit at the goal line, where he fumbled the ball to SC Defensive Back Bill Currier. The Rebels felt Woulard had scored but an official said. "The runner never had possession of the ball."
Defense also enabled Florida to preserve its 33-26 thriller over Florida State. On the next to last play of the game Alvin Parrish batted down an FSU pass in the end zone.
Vince Fusco kicked six field goals to tie an NCAA record and help Duke tie Clemson 18-18. Fusco's footwork equalled the mark set in 1965 by Princeton's Charlie Gogolak and matched in 1972 by Frank Nester of West Virginia.
In other games, Georgia Tech spanked Auburn 28-10, Georgia routed Vanderbilt 45-0, Tulane downed Army 23-10, Citadel beat Richmond 20-7 and Virginia extended the nation's longest losing streak to 15 games by edging Virginia Tech 14-10.
1. MARYLAND (6-0)
2. GEORGIA (5-1)
3. FLORIDA (4-1)