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Herm Weiskopf
October 27, 1980
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October 27, 1980

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Lehigh, the East's only unbeaten 1-AA team, beat Davidson 49-14. In the process, the Engineers got four scoring passes from Larry Michalsi.



During a game at Florida State the week before, Pittsburgh Coach Jackie Sherrill wore an elephant-hair bracelet sent him by a fan who said it was endowed with African tribal magic that would help his team. It didn't; the Panthers lost. Against West Virginia last week, Sherrill, no longer wearing the bracelet, found that his Panthers provided their own magic. Most of the wizardry was performed by Rick Trocano, who took over at quarterback after Dan Marino suffered a sprained left knee. Trocano, the team's No. 1 signal caller for part of last season and the starting safety against the Mountaineers, took over with the score tied 7-7. In a five-minute span in the second period, he guided the Panthers to a 35-7 advantage, passing for two touchdowns during that stretch, 53 yards to Dwight Collins and 25 yards to Willie Collier. For the day, Trocano completed 11 of 18 passes for 150 yards and rallied Pitt to a 42-14 triumph.

Booker Moore of Penn State rushed for 100 yards in just 11 carries during a 24-7 victory over injury-plagued Syracuse. But the Nittany Lion touchdowns were scored by Kenny Jackson, on a 13-yard pass from fellow freshman Todd Blackledge, and two short runs by Curt Warner, who rushed for 76 yards and caught four passes for 57 more.

Rutgers, which gave Alabama fits before losing 17-13 a week earlier, was beaten 21-18 by William & Mary.

In a game played at New Jersey's Meadowlands, South Carolina State, No. 1-ranked in the Sheridan Poll of black colleges and tied for first in the NCAA's 1-AA voting, drubbed Morgan State 49-13. The victorious Bulldogs rushed for 441 yards, 256 of them by Henry Odom, who scored six touchdowns.

Bucknell was a 31-21 victor over West Chester (Pa.) State as Ken Jenkins set a Bison record with 341 yards of all-purpose running: 146 rushing, 108 on three touchdown catches and 87 on kick returns. Jenkins is the Division 1-AA leader in the all-purpose category, with an average of 210.3 yards a game.

Dartmouth and Yale were the only unbeatens left in Ivy League play, the Big Green jarring Harvard 30-12 and the Bulldogs beating Columbia 30-10. Brown knocked off Cornell 32-25 and. in non-league games, Penn lost to Lafayette 3-0 and Princeton downed Colgate 14-10.

PITT (5-1) PENN STATE (5-1) RUTGERS (4-2)

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