Auburn's line, mean as seven mad dogs, and Fullback Billy Atkins were far too much for Florida state as the Tigers breezed home 29-7.
The dark cloud that crossed Duke's Orange Bowl path when North Carolina surged for two third period touchdowns to upset the Blue Devils 21-13 drifted harmlessly away some hours later when an Atlantic Coast Conference Committee voted to send the hot and cold Devils to Miami.
Out in those great spaces where more people watch college football than anywhere else in the United States, special pleasures came this season to Ohio State ( Big Ten title and a trip to the Rose Bowl), Michigan State (strong chance for top national ranking), Notre Dame (the shatter of Oklahoma's winning streak) and Wisconsin (the surprise of the Big Ten).
Ohio state, which had clinched its bowl trip the previous Saturday, spotted Michigan a 7-0 lead, then turned loose its late-season sophomore sensation, Fullback Bob White, who plunged head-down for a total of 163 yards and sparked the 31-14 victory.
Notre Dame briefly excited a few million Irishmen around the country before dropping a 21-13 decision to the rugged, well-rounded Hawkeyes of Iowa.
Michigan state set a new school fumbling record (13) but hung onto the ball in the last 9� minutes to ring up 21 points and turn back the alleged nobodies from Kansas State 27-9.
Wisconsin, expected to be a contender for the Big Ten cellar, won its sixth game of the season, dumping much-dumped Minnesota 14-6.
Free-for-alls here and there in the stands proved more exciting than the struggle below as Purdue won the Old Oaken Bucket for the 10th straight year, pummeling Indiana 35-13.
Kansas, apparently inspired by Coach Chuck Mather's midseason resignation, won its fourth straight game for Chuck, beating Missouri on a last-minute field goal 9-7.