1. ALABAMA (9-1)
2. KENTUCKY (10-1)
3. N. CAROLINA (8-2-1)
Down the drain—that's where a possible bowl bid and a perfect season went for Colgate.
The Red Raiders brought a 10-0 record and a 501.7-yards-a-game total offense, the best in the country, with them to Delaware. They led 3-0 at the half, but the Blue Hens shut them out in the final 30 minutes to win 21-3. In this rare battle between a pair of wing-T teams, Delaware moved ahead 7-3 late in the third period on a surprise play-action pass: Halfback Craig Carroll slipped behind a linebacker, caught a pass from Quarterback Jeff Komlo and outran four defenders on his 75-yard touchdown jaunt. Delaware also exploited its "counter criss-cross." This was the play that Clary Anderson, who quarterbacked Colgate's last unbeaten team in 1932, said was "exactly the one we used to have. Knute Rockne and others called it an 'inside Sally.' Everybody's going one way, and you go the other." Delaware used the play to take a 14-3 lead, Komlo handing off to Halfback Ivory Sully, who handed off to Carroll, who went "the other way" for 32 yards and six points. With its offense outdistanced 419 yards to 329, Colgate went down to defeat. Constantly harassing the Red Raiders was Safety Mike Randolph, who made three interceptions, a fumble recovery and 15 tackles.
With Art Monk scoring on an 11-yard pass and on runs of 25 and 30 yards, Syracuse throttled West Virginia 28-9. Monk gained 136 yards in 19 rushes as the Orange finished with a 6-5 record in a season in which they beat one bowl-bound team ( Washington) and lost to four others ( North Carolina State, Maryland, Penn State and Pittsburgh).
Gaining 596 yards, 475 of them on the ground, Rutgers walloped Boston University 63-8. Three backs did most of the damage, Mark Lassiter gaining 142 yards on only six carries. Glen Kehler adding 132 on 10 attempts and Mike Fisher galloping for 48 yards and three touchdowns on seven rushes.
In the "most-played" series, Lehigh came back from a 17-14 deficit to down Lafayette 35-17 in their 113th confrontation. Mike Rieker rallied Lehigh with his 21st, 22nd and 23rd touchdowns of the season. In another traditional showdown Temple defeated Villanova 38-15 to win the Quaker City Award.
1. PENN STATE (9-1)
2. PITTSBURGH (8-1-1)
3. COLGATE (10-1)
Washington, with its Moon shine Offense and Bring 'Em Down to Earth Defense performing admirably, carved up Washington State 35-15. That assured the Huskies of at least a tie for the Pac-8 title—and a berth in the Rose Bowl if USC beats UCLA this week. Either USC or Washington will face Texas or Texas A&M in the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl.