In non-league competition, the Ivies were 3-4-1. The scores: Brown 31, Rhode Island 13; Cornell 26, Colgate 21; Yale 24, Connecticut 17; Lehigh 31, Penn 7; Rutgers 38, Princeton 14; Massachusetts 20, Harvard 7; Lafayette 14, Columbia 7; and New Hampshire 10, Dartmouth 10.
Mai Najarian set a Boston U. mark by rushing for 244 yards on 41 carries in a 35-10 win over Northeastern.
1. SYRACUSE (3-1)
2. PITTSBURGH (2-1)
3. PENN STATE (1-2)
Pac 10 teams beat visitors who came from both coasts, but couldn't handle two rivals from the Midwest. For the second time this season an offside penalty was instrumental in UCLA's losing, this time 17-13 to Ohio State. What would have been a first down on the Buckeye 14 late in the fourth quarter was nullified by the ruling, which was followed by a missed 37-yard field-goal attempt. However, Ohio State was penalized for roughing the kicker, so the Bruins kept the ball, drove to the six-yard line-and then missed another field-goal try.
The Buckeyes, down 13-10 at that point (with 2:21 left), were led downfield by Quarterback Art Schlichter. With 36 seconds to go, Schlichter lobbed a two-yard pass to Paul Campbell for the decisive score.
Despite missing all five of its field-goal attempts, Michigan held off California 14-10. The Golden Bears led 10-0 when they fumbled away the second-half kickoff at their nine-yard line. On the next two plays Tailback Stan Edwards bulled his way for six yards and then three to put the Wolverines back in the game. Another three-yard burst, this by Fullback Lawrence Reid, climaxed a 77-yard Michigan drive later in the third quarter. Michigan defenders were devastating: they had nine quarterback sacks, held the Golden Bears to minus-14 yards rushing and forced five second-half fumbles.
Washington, which trailed Fresno State 14-13 late in the first half, came on strong to win 49-14. Joe Steele of the Huskies gained 133 yards and scored on a 69-yard run on Washington's first play of the third period.
Boston College lost 33-14 at Stanford as the Cardinals, who took up football in 1891, gained their 500th victory. Quarterback John Elway set a Stanford single-game record for a freshman by passing for three touchdowns. And Ken Margerum, who led the Pac 10 last season with 53 receptions, hauled in nine passes while equaling a Cardinal mark with three TD catches.
Although sacked five times, Marc Wilson of Brigham Young hit on 26 of 44 passes for 326 yards, as the Cougars put away Texas-El Paso 31 -7 in a WAC contest.