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With 11 seconds left before halftime and the ball at the Penn State two-yard line, North Carolina State Coach Bo Rein decided to go for a field goal. But Running Back Ted Brown argued that the Wolfpack should go for a touchdown. Rein relented, Brown got the ball and the Wolfpack scored to take a 7-3 lead.
Penn State had no kicks with field-goal kicker Matt Bahr. Bahr, who had booted a 33-yarder in the second period, kicked three more in the third from 32, 37 and 30 yards out to put heavily favored Penn State on top 12-7. That gave Bahr 21 field goals in 26 tries this season, and enabled him to tie the NCAA record for three-pointers.
A 42-yard field goal by John Ritter cut the Wolfpack deficit to 12-10 in the fourth quarter. But then the Nittany Lions, the only major unbeaten team, sealed a 19-10 decision when Matt Suhey returned a punt 43 yards for a touchdown. In all, Suhey ran back five punts for 145 yards and rushed for 97 yards. Brown, who ran for 251 yards against Penn State last year, was held to 71 in 22 carries.
If for no other reason than the fact that it would be the last game at crumbling Arch-bold Stadium, the Navy-Syracuse matchup was bound to be memorable. Archbold, the second-oldest stadium in the nation (Harvard Stadium, built four years earlier in 1903, is the oldest), is to be demolished to make way for a 50,000-seat dome that will open in September of 1980.
As it turned out, the game was well worth remembering, because the Orangemen avoided being the first Syracuse team to go through a season without a win at Archbold. Syracuse stormed to a 14-0 lead in the first period, but the once-beaten Middies retaliated and forged a 17-17 tie in the fourth quarter. The Orangemen got their 20-17 upset on a 30-yard field goal by Dave Jacobs with 2:48 left.
Sophomore Ray (Rooster) Jones and Rick Trocano were at their best as Pittsburgh drubbed visiting West Virginia 52-7. Jones rushed for 169 yards and two touchdowns, while Trocano gained 146 yards through the air as he connected on 13 of 17 passes.
"It's a nightmare," said Boston College Athletic Director William Flynn early in the week as he assessed his team's 0-6 start. But more peaceful sleep seemed in the offing as the Eagles opened up a 24-7 lead in the third period at Army. Then the Cadets woke up and scored the next 22 points to hand BC its seventh defeat, 29-26.
It took some doing but Rutgers won its eighth straight, beating Temple 13-10. A 31-yard field goal by Kennan Startzell with 38 seconds left provided the winning points for the Scarlet Knights.
The passing of Buddy Teevens (16 for 22, 169 yards, one touchdown) and the running of Jeff Dufresne (127 yards, three touchdowns) carried Dartmouth to a 31-21 victory at Brown. The battle for the Ivy League lead was deadlocked at 21-21 in the fourth period when Dufresne dashed eight yards for the go-ahead points. Dave Shula, a sophomore split end for the Big Green and son of Miami Dolphin Coach Don Shula, set a school single-season record of 41 receptions when he caught eight passes for 92 yards. Joe Holland's 189 yards rushing and three touchdowns enabled Cornell to wallop Columbia 35-14. Pennsylvania's Tom Roland, who rushed for 161 yards, was dropped for a nine-yard loss by Harvard Tackle Tim Palmer in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter to snuff out a Quaker threat and preserve the Crimson's 17-13 triumph. Pat O'Brien passed for 235 yards as Yale dumped Princeton 23-7.