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It was a day for quarterbacks in the Ivy League. Cornell's Gary Wood piled up 337 yards running and passing as the Big Red shocked Princeton with a last-minute touchdown and two-point pass to upset the Tigers 35-34. Dartmouth's Bill King ran for two scores to help the undefeated Indians beat Harvard 24-6. Yale's Brian Rapp went over from the one, then passed for the two points that tied Colgate 14-14. Columbia's Archie Roberts skillfully picked apart Lehigh with his passes (12 for 14 for 103 yards) as the Lions won 22-15. And Brown's Jim Dunda teamed up with Jan Moyer on a 62-yard pass play to tie Rhode Island 12-12.
THE TOP THREE:
1. TEXAS (5-0-1)
Winless Rice surprised first-ranked Texas, tying the Longhorns 14-14, but don't try to tell anyone in the Southwest the game was an upset. Texas had struggled in three of its first five wins and, as any SWC partisan knows, any member of this league is tough enough to beat any other. Paul Piper put the Owls ahead 7-0 with a straight fullback power play that caught the Texas defense in midstunt, and man-in-motion Ronnie Graham grabbed a pass from Randy Kerbow for the second Rice touchdown.
Texas' defeat and its own 14-0 win over Texas Tech sent SMU to first place in the SWC. Outgained even by lowly Tech, the Mustangs were probably more surprised at their unusual position than anyone else. End Mike Clark kicked two field goals in the last five minutes, the second for 42 yards with 31 seconds left, to give Texas A&M a 6-3 victory over Baylor. Relaxing with a good patsy, Arkansas whipped Hardin-Simmons 49-7.
Preacher Pilot scored five touchdowns and gained 262 yards as New Mexico State defeated North Texas State 48-12.
THE TOP THREE:
1. USC (5-0)