Boston College and Boston University both earned wins with late scores. The Eagles trailed 24-17 at West Virginia before recovering a Mountaineer fumble and picking off a pass, defensive efforts that set up a touchdown, a field goal and a 28-24 upset. The Terriers trailed 13-3 going into the last quarter at Holy Cross. They came out ahead 14-13 when Greg Geiger scored from one yard out with 48 seconds left and then ran for a two-point conversion. Moments earlier, Geiger had missed on a two-point pass attempt, but the Crusaders had been offside and he made good on his second chance.
Lehigh, which had been averaging 33.8 points, did not get on the scoreboard at Rutgers, losing 20-0.
By rolling up its biggest score against Dartmouth since 1893, Harvard toppled the Big Green from the unbeaten list, 31-25, and took command in the Ivy League with a 3-0 record. Yale parlayed a blocked punt and three Columbia fumbles into four early touchdowns, got 172 yards rushing from John Pagliaro and breezed 42-20. Brown methodically disposed of Cornell 21-3. A 98-yard scoring sprint with the opening kickoff by Henry White started independent Colgate on its way to a 31-13 drubbing of Princeton.
1. PENN STATE (5-1)
2. PITTSBURGH (4-1-1)
3. COLGATE (6-0)