In the mountains of Pennsylvania last week, Army dished out football faintly suggestive of the Army teams of the early 1940s. Three crippling touchdown drives in the third period—led by Halfback Pete Dawkins and Fullback Vin Barta—put the Cadets in position for a Lambert Trophy, perhaps high national ranking. Army beat Penn State 27-13.
The East's upset came when Yale fell to Brown 21-20 on a last-minute touchdown. The Bruins, now starched with confidence, may have the best chance of wrecking Princeton's Ivy title hopes.
After enjoying two Saturdays with the rinky-dinks, smooth-sailing Navy ran into first-class opposition, bowed to North Carolina 13-7. The huge Tar Heels, forever storming over the Middie line, alarmed Quarterback Tom Forrestal into passing the ball when he should have eaten it. NC's 240-pound tackle, Leo Russavage, plucked off one of these passes and lumbered 32 yards for the deciding touchdown.
Using pint-sized Quarterback Fran Curci on nifty option plays, Miami got back to business, upsetting Baylor 13-7 (see page 39).
Duke thundered along the ground as usual, but needed crucial passes for the scoring punch to defeat stubborn Maryland 14-0. Halfback Wray Carlton, now the nation's top scorer with 40 points, ran one touchdown across, passed for another and kicked both points. His Blue Devils remain odds-on choice for the Atlantic Coast Conference crown (see page 39).
Surprising North Carolina State, Outrushed and out-passed by clemson, still had climax runner Dick Christy to turn the trick, spilled the Tigers 13-7. Christy bolted 97 yards for a score with the opening kickoff (he went 96 with a Maryland kickoff last week) and teamed with his running mate, Dick Hunter, to set up last touchdown. In winning, the Wolfpack kept pace with Duke in the ACC.
For 30 awful minutes in Minneapolis, some 65,000 fans feared the great 1957 Gopher machine might be taken apart before it had fair chance to get started. But hometown Quarterback Dick Larson, erstwhile second fiddler to the brilliant Bobby Cox, hushed these fears by engineering two second-half touchdowns in Minnesota's 21-17 triumph over fumbling Purdue. Slender Larson made the startled Gophers go with his key passes and slick option runs. In all, he had his hand in each of the three Minnesota scores (see page 37).