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Columbia chalked up its first Ivy League win by beating Penn 30-18, Halfback Bruce Stephens passing for one touchdown and running 18 yards for another.
Colgate downed Harvard 38-21, Rutgers beat Cornell 30-14, Dartmouth blanked Boston U. 38-0 and Temple edged Delaware 6-3.
1. PENN STATE (3-1)
In a 3½-hour ordeal—it may have been the longest non-televised game ever—Texas gorged on Rice, 72-15. If the game had a turning point, it came on the first play from scrimmage when Texas Quarterback Mark McBath unloaded a 55-yard touchdown pass to Johnny (Lam) Jones.
The Longhorns crammed their nine touchdowns, eight extra points, two field goals and two safeties into the first three quarters, which was considerably more than Earl Campbell required to tie a Texas single-game record with four touchdowns. In little more than one quarter, Campbell rushed for 131 yards on 13 carries to take over third place among the Southwest Conference alltime career rushing leaders with 3,073 yards. Teammate Russell Erxleben shattered an NCAA record with a 67-yard field goal that came after he talked Coach Fred Akers out of punting on fourth-and-16 from the Rice 49. Texas was nursing a 54-7 lead at the time, so Erxleben's plea took less time than his wind-aided kick, which broke the mark of 65 yards set by Texas A&M's Tony Franklin last season.
In a more competitive Southwest Conference clash, Houston stung Baylor 28-24 in the final 39 seconds on a 10-yard touchdown pass from sophomore Quarterback Delrick Brown to Tight End Don Bass. The reception spoiled a brilliant comeback by Baylor Quarterback Sammy Bickham, who overcame a 21-9 deficit by tossing two of his three touchdown passes and running for a two-point conversion in the last quarter.
Ben Cowins, the nation's No. 2 ground-gainer, rushed for 87 yards and three touchdowns as unbeaten Arkansas clubbed hapless TCU 42-6. The Horned Frogs now have lost 15 straight and 39 of their last 41.
Quarterback Rod Gerald enjoyed a Dallas homecoming as he led sixth-ranked Ohio State to a 35-7 waltz over SMU. In the city where he starred in high school, Gerald scored on a 33-yard touchdown run and completed five of eight passes for 88 yards. The Buckeyes made the evening miserable for SMU's freshman Quarterback Mike Ford, who suffered seven pass interceptions—three in the Ohio State end zone—for a school record.
1. TEXAS (3-0)