were still running neck and neck for the Rose Bowl. The Huskies, surprised by
's single wing, took a while to get untracked, but won 13-6. Oregon, caught in a real cliff-hanger with
, pulled it out finally 20-18 when little (5-foot 4-inch) Cleveland Jones out-wrestled big (6-foot) Wayne Crow for Dave Grosz's 35-yard end zone pass.
started out tamely enough and were tied 7-7 at the end of the first quarter. But then the roof fell in on the adventurous Indians, and they wound up with a 55-13 scalping.
, the Skyline leader, went out of the conference to beat
San Jose State
21-6; Colorado State edged
10-7. The top three:
1. USC (7-0)
2. WASHINGTON (7-1)
3. OREGON (7-1)
THE SMALL COLLEGES
While their bigger brothers were making the boldest headlines, the small colleges still had 21 teams among the nation's unbeaten and untied.
Coach Dave Nelson's mighty little
club routed Temple 62-0 on the way to a showdown with
, a 23-14 winner over Southern Illinois
. Juniata clobbered Drexel Tech 47-0;
North Carolina A&T 28-16; Prairie View outscored Texas College 23-11;
San Francisco State
Hofstra, Carnegie Tech, Southern Connecticut, Middle Tennessee State, Lenoir-Rhyne, Fairmont State, Hillsdale, Western Illinois, William Jewell, Huron (see page 24), Butler, College of Emporia, John Carroll, Peru State and Coe were still unbeaten.
Mississippi Southern beat
North Carolina State
Among those not so lucky were
, upset by
20-0; West Chester State, beaten by Bloomsburg Teachers 13-0; and
, which fell before
47-8. Hungry Marietta feasted to its heart's content against
Washington & Jefferson, winning 90-0 and piling up a record 717 yards as Dallas Garber scored 42 points.
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