Columbia's Buff Donelli, weary of being the Ivy League door mat, outfitted his Lions with a new device called the "muddle huddle," and they used it to beat Brown 21-6. Meanwhile, Yale downed Connecticut 20-0; Harvard outscored Massachusetts 36-22; improved Penn defeated Lafayette 26-0. The top three:
1. ARMY (1-0)
2. PENN STATE (2-0)
3. NAVY (2-0)
While SMU and TCU were getting cut down to size in the south, Texas got off to a flying start on Jack Collins' 86-yard touchdown dash and turned Maryland mistakes into a 26-0 victory.
Texas Tech finally got its multiple passing patterns working and overhauled Oregon State 15-14 in the last minute. The top three:
1. TEXAS (2-0)
2. TCU (1-1)
3. TEXAS TECH (2-0)
USC, perhaps the mightiest Trojans since the days of the late Howard Jones, had Pitt reeling before the end of the first quarter and went on to win 23-0 despite a costly injury to Quarterback Willie Wood. Battered and bruised by the rough McKeever twins, Marlin and Mike, the Panther line folded and Quarterback Ivan Toncic came close to being the first football player to be trampled to death. Quipped Pitt Coach John Michelosen: "Either USC has the best defensive line in the country or our line should be sued for nonsupport."
Unleashing a typical Evashevski offense to go with its ground-tight defense, Iowa gave California another dose of Rose Bowl medicine and shattered the Bears 42-12. In other games, the Air Force shot down Wyoming 20-7; Oregon beat Utah 21-6; Baylor's Ronnie Bull dazzled Colorado 15-7. The top three:
1. USC (2-0)
2. AIR FORCE (1-0)
3 OREGON (2-0)