Because Amos Lawrence was ailing, Doug Paschal moved from fullback to tailback, gained 117 yards, scored three times and carried North Carolina past North Carolina State 35-21 in an ACC contest. Wake Forest, off to its best start (6-1) since 1944, beat Maryland 25-17 behind the passing of Jay Venuto: 20 of 37 for 250 yards and two touchdowns. Dale Castro of the Terps ran his string of successful field-goal tries to 13 by kicking three.
Auburn continued its high-scoring ways with a 38-14 victory at Georgia Tech. On the Tigers' first play from scrimmage, James Brooks raced 68 yards for a touchdown. He scored another in a 175-yard day.
1. ALABAMA (6-0)
2. FLORIDA STATE (6-0)
3. TENNESSEE (4-2)