"When I got the ball, for a second I didn't know what to do," said Pittsburgh Safety Jeff Delaney. That moment's hesitation after an Army fumble had plopped right into Delaney's arms at the Panther one was followed by his decision to head for the far end zone. Delaney made it all the way to tie the score at 7-7 and set off a Panther rampage. Defensive End Hugh Green sacked the Cadet quarterback seven times as Pitt went on to win 35-17. That done, the Panthers, who still must play Penn State on Nov. 24, accepted an offer to meet North Carolina State in the Tangerine Bowl.
Rutgers will be the host at the first Garden State Bowl at Giants Stadium in New Jersey's Meadowlands. The Scarlet Knights won 31-21 at Holy Cross as Bob Hering hit on 15 of 28 passes. Rutgers moved the ball on the ground, too, Ted Blackwell running for 141 yards and Glen Kehler for 137.
Syracuse attempted only one pass (it was incomplete) at Boston College. Nonetheless, the Orangemen came out on top 37-23 as they gained 364 yards rushing.
Dartmouth's Buddy Teevens-to-Dave Shula passing combination carried the Big Green to a 28-21 win at Princeton that sewed up the Ivy League title. In addition to running for two touchdowns, Teevens hit on 16 of 26 passes for 244 yards. Shula pulled in eight of those throws for a team-record 191 yards.
Finishing in a tie for second place were Brown and Yale. The Bears, with Mark Whipple passing for 247 yards, including scoring strikes of 27, 21 and 80 yards, won 24-12 at Columbia. Yale led 35-14 in the third period at Harvard, then hung on to take The Game 35-28, the highest-scoring affair in the 103-year-old series. Some Yalies almost added to the festivities, but early in the week Harvard groundkeepers uncovered several fire extinguishers buried at midfield that were to have been set off to spray the turf with a yellow "Y." Cornell was the only Ivy home winner, knocking off Pennsylvania 35-17 behind Joe Holland, who ran for four touchdowns and 263 yards. Holland became the second player to rush for 1,000 yards in an Ivy season (Ed Marinaro was the other), winding up with 1,213.
In the most-played rivalry in college football, Lehigh beat Lafayette, winning their 114th matchup 23-15.
East Stroudsburg State took the Pennsylvania Conference title by beating Clarion 49-4 as Barry Kennedy passed for four touchdowns and ran for another.
Even though John Marzo was on target with 31 of 51 passes for 482 yards and four TDs, Colgate lost 38-29 at Delaware.
1. PENN STATE (10-0)
2. PITTSBURGH (8-2)
3. NAVY (7-3)