West Virginia had Luck on its side—Oliver Luck, that is—during a 27-17 upset of Tulane. Luck passed and ran for 228 yards.
Only one team remained undefeated in Ivy League competition—Yale. The Bulldogs, 3-0 in the league and 5-0 overall, beat Columbia 37-7. In the process, Yale allowed the Lions only 45 yards and lowered its total defense to 143.8 yards a game, the stingiest in the country. Brown stayed within half a length of the Elis by downing Cornell 28-7, while Dartmouth stopped Harvard 10-7 in the only other league contests.
1. PITTSBURGH (5-1)
2. TEMPLE (6-1)
3. PENN STATE (4-2)
Wyoming's Cowboys were left shivering by a snowstorm that swept through Laramie and by the cool passing of Marc Wilson of Brigham Young. Undeterred by the snow, Wilson connected on a WAC-record 33 passes in 48 tries for 448 yards and four TDs as the Cougars won 54-14.
Deft passes also led Stanford and UCLA to Pac-10 triumphs. Turk Schonert's 17-for-20 passing resulted in 194 yards and three touchdowns as the Cardinals came out on top 30-10 at Arizona. For UCLA, the big gun was freshman Bernard Durwin Quarles. It was Quarles who played the last three quarters, hit on eight of 13 tosses for 103 yards, rushed for 80 more and brought the Bruins from a 20-0 deficit to a 28-27 victory over California. Scoring all four UCLA touchdowns was Freeman McNeil, who ran for 192 yards.
Washington scored against Pittsburgh from far out ( Anthony Allen ran back a kickoff 99 yards) and close in (Joe Steele slammed over from one yard out). The Huskies also had a small edge in total yardage (281 to 249), but the game belonged to the Panthers. 26-14. as they hounded the Huskies by picking off three of their passes and falling on three fumbles. Pitt scored after four such turnovers.
1. USC (6-0-1)
2. BYU (6-0)
3. STANFORD (4-2-1)
Big numbers. Lots of them were generated as Southern Cal beat Notre Dame 42-23. The two teams combined for 1,126 yards in total offense in 164 plays, almost 6.9 yards a try. Charles White scored on four short runs for USC, which had 280 yards on the ground. And Paul McDonald tacked on 311 yards by being on target with 21 of 32 passes, two good for touchdowns. Pulling down eight of those throws for 149 yards was Dan Garcia. The Irish, who churned out 535 yards, were led by Vagas Ferguson's 185-yard rushing effort.