Army's Leamon Hall ran for two touchdowns and passed for two others as the Cadets edged Villanova 34-32 by scoring 27 points in the second half.
Boston College rallied for 10 points in the final 6:49 to beat Tulane 30-28; Colgate upped its record to 5-0 with a 31-14 romp over Holy Cross and Rutgers routed Connecticut 42-18.
1. PENN STATE (4-1)
2. PITTSBURGH (3-1-1)
3. W. VIRGINIA (4-1)
While the nation's longest major win streak was ending in Los Angeles, the longest losing streak was broken in Houston, where TCU beat Rice 35-15 for the Horned Frogs' first triumph since the 1975 season.
In ending its losing string at 15 games, the Horned Frogs were flagged for an NCAA record 22 penalties totaling 174 yards—a Southwest Conference record—while Rice was in there trying as well, with a dozen infractions for 145 yards.
Less dubious was the record achieved by TCU Receiver Mike Renfro, a senior experiencing victory for the third time in his TCU career. Renfro caught four passes for 99 yards and a touchdown, to set an SWC career-receiving record of 2,323 yards. The previous record was set by Jerry Levias while he was at SMU.
TCU, led by Quarterback Steve Bayuk, who threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and connected on 10 of 19 passes for 161 yards, also racked up its highest point total in 48 games.
"I don't know what I'm going to celebrate when we get back home tonight," Bayuk said after the game, "but there will be a party." TCU Coach F. A. Dry gave his team three days off to recover.
At Waco, freshman Kicker Robert Bledsoe missed his first three field-goal attempts, then hit three straight—the last with 2:16 left to play—to give Baylor a 9-6 victory over SMU. A fumble recovery and a blocked punt had set up two SMU field goals, despite the fact that the Baylor defense did not permit the Mustangs to drive inside the Bears' 40-yard line.