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The Quakers of Pennsylvania, who had been ravaged by seven straight opponents, finally rose up with a vengeance, put Yale to rout 33-20. The upset, accomplished through a crunching ground game, stayed the execution of Penn's Coach Steve Sebo. Sebo could surely secure himself one more season of agony by defeating Columbia and arch rival Cornell (see page 46).
Princeton took a leg on the Big Three title, slipping past Harvard in a cold sweat, 28-20. Harvard had the will and the superb passing of former Jayvee Quarterback Ron Johanson, but its painfully thin bench wasn't support enough against the power legions of Princeton (see page 46).
Army's Bob Anderson ran for 214 yards and Utah's Lee Grosscup passed for 316 in a spectacular offensive show at West Point as the Cadets nipped Jack Curtice's Kokomos 39-33. Anderson raced for three touchdowns and now leads the nation in scoring with 78 points while Grosscup leads in passing yards with 1,078.
Navy walloped Duke in the passing, running and first-down departments, yet was fortunate to escape with a 6-6 tie in an afternoon of fumbles and frustration at Baltimore. Navy foundered five times inside the Blue Devil 30-yard line and missed a last moment field-goal attempt from the Duke 33. Duke, on the other hand, rolled to the brink of a fourth-period touchdown only to have the drive chopped off by a clipping penalty on the Middle 2. For all their troubles, Navy and Duke now have tied three straight with one another.
Bobby Gordon, fast developing into the nation's top tailback, rambled recklessly, tossed in a few crucial tackles and a pass interception to lead Tennessee over Georgia Tech, 21-6. The shellacking (Tech couldn't score until the last 27 seconds) put the Vols in a grand spot for a bowl bid if they get past Mississippi Saturday.
Mississippi warmed up for this climactic scrap by rumbling through Louisiana state 14 12. Ole Miss, the country's leading ground club with a 334-yard average in its first seven games, bettered that figure by piling up 365 yards rushing.