There was Boston College, memories of the previous week's startling 30-13 upset of Stanford still fresh in mind. There was host Villanova, winless in three outings and about to be led into combat for the first time by freshman Quarterback Kevin Ingram. "He didn't know he'd be starting," Wildcat Coach Dick Bedesam said. "I was hoping the emotion of him starting would spark the kids." Apparently it did. Ingram was on target with five of eight passes for 81 yards before a leg cramp put him out of commission in the third period. The Wildcats, who led 13-9 at that point, scored again under the direction of senior Pat O'Brien and went on to win 20-9.
Fred Reitzel, who played in the defensive secondary the past two seasons, solidified his hold on the quarterback job at Navy by passing for 206 yards during a 45-6 rout of William & Mary. Three Middie touchdowns came on passes by Reitzel, who hit on 13 of 16.
In the final game of a series that began 111 years ago, Rutgers defeated Princeton 44-13 as Ed McMichael threw four touchdown passes. The Tigers requested an end to the competition, insisting they could not compete on the same level with the Scarlet Knights, who take on Alabama next week. Four other outsiders knocked off Ivy League teams, Bucknell beating Brown 28-20 as Ken Jenkins ran for 192 yards, Lehigh routing Penn 35-6, New Hampshire defeating Dartmouth 24-7 and Colgate upending Cornell 38-20. Three Ivies won: Harvard edged Holy Cross 14-13, Yale beat Connecticut 20-10 and Columbia defeated Lafayette 6-0.
PENN STATE (2-1)