1. UCLA (3-0)
2. USC (3-0)
3. WASHINGTON (2-1)
While UCLA'S way around Missour (page 20) may have been more subtle, Oregon State Coach Dee Andros knew just what to expect from use Saturday night in Portland. "They are going to try to run the ball down our throats," he predicted. The Trojans did. Halfbacks Rod Sherman and Don McCall ran for 111 and 90 yards, respectively, Fullback Mike Hull got 82 more, and every once in a while Quarterback Troy Winslow spread the reluctant Beavers with a pass. He completed 10, eight to End Ron Drake, and it all added up to a 21-0 victory for USC. "It seemed like we never had the ball," said Andros sadly.
Getting the ball was not CALIFORNIA'S worry against Pitt. The Panthers gave it to them three times on pass interceptions, one of which 6-foot-7 basketballer Wayne Stewart ran back 47 yards for a touchdown. And, just when Pitt thought it had a chance to catch Cal, Safety Man Jerry Bradley, a 154-pound scurrier, returned a punt 76 yards. Eventually the Panthers went down 30-15. SAN JOSE STATE'S Danny Holman, the nation's leading passer, completed 19 of 26 for 308 yards and three touchdowns to beat Oregon 21-7. BAYLOR had a surprise for Washington State. The Bears turned up with a tough running game, but in the end it was Quarterback Terry Southall's two touchdown passes that finished off WSU 20-14.
October 9, 1966
Navy, without ailing Quarterback Jack Cartwright, was forced to change its offensive ways against AIR FORCE. With slow-footed Felix Bassi at quarterback, the Middies were predictable but not productive. Halfback Terry Murray got away once, for 73 yards and then scored from the one, but the Falcons' Sonny Lutz threw a touchdown pass and Dick Hall kicked three field goals, from 39, 29 and 48 yards, as Air Force won 15-7.
Wyoming will be hard to catch in the Western AC. The versatile Cowboys shut off Arizona's good passing game with a strong rush and won 36-6 as Quarterback Rick Egloff and Halfback Jim Kiick belabored the Wildcats with their passing and running, BRIGHAM YOUNG had a tougher time beating upstart Colorado State 27-24 on Virgil Carter's 76-yard scoring pass to Perry Rodrigue, their second of the game. NEW MEXICO STATE, with Tailback Jim Bohl running for 73 yards, trounced Utah State 23-7.
1. ALABAMA (2-0)
2. TENNESSEE (2-0)
3. GEORGIA TECH (3-0)
Alabama's Bear Bryant was not very happy last week. His left-handed quarterback, Kenny Stabler, could throw only interceptions in practice and Mississippi loomed as large as the Green Bay Packers. So, what happened? Well, Stabler goes 16 for 19 with no interceptions, Split End Ray Perkins, who may be the best catch-and-run man in the country, grabs nine for a school record and 'Bama beats Ole Miss 17-7 in Jackson. What actually won the game, though, was a typical Bryant defense—small and swarming. Halrback Dicky Thompson intercepted three passes, and Alabama's quick, midget line was tough when it had to be. "The defense was something extra," said Bryant, "but mark my words: our offense will win some games for us, too." That is an ominous prediction.
Tennessee, wrapped up in a 3-3 tie, was on Rice's 12-yard line with nine seconds to go in the first half with no way to stop the clock. The Owls unaccountably called a time out, and that was all the grateful Vols needed. Quarterback Dewey Warren passed to End Johnny Mills for a touchdown. He threw to Austin Denney and Walter Chadwick for two more in the second half, and Tennessee won 23-3.
But GEORGIA TECH, Tennessee's next opponent, had a fright before it pulled ahead of Clemson 13-12. The Tigers, muscling up to the home team with unexpected vigor, had Tech 6-0 early in the third quarter as Quarterback Jimmy Addison tormented them with his quick, accurate passes and darting runs. Then Lenny Snow got going. He scored on an eight-yard run, and Bunky Henry kicked the extra point. Snow zigzagged 40 yards for another touchdown in the last period, and Georgia Tech held on to win. It was enough to get Frank Howard's goat. "Ain't it hell to play the kind of game we played and get beat?" he asked bitterly. "And I can't say the best team won."
Vanderbilt somehow turned tough for FLORIDA, but Steve Spurrier's two scoring passes and a stubborn goal-line defense was good for a 13-0 Gator victory. LSU, with injured Nelson Stokley prowling the sidelines like a wounded tiger, had its hands full with Miami. But little sophomore Fred Haynes, 5 feet 9 and 165 pounds, who ran the ball 21 times for 51 yards, and a fierce late pass defense saved the Tigers. They won 10-8. KENTUCKY beat uninspired Auburn 17-7, MISSISSIPPI STATE thumped Richmond 20-0, but GEORGIA had a time with South Carolina. Quarterback Kirby Moore's six-yard roll-out with five minutes to play caught the Gamecocks 7-0.
Duke's Tom Harp figured the only way to stop Virginia's Bob Davis was to keep the ball away from him—which is what the Blue Devils did. Fullback Jay Calabrese scored twice, and Duke won 27-8. NORTH CAROLINA STATE finally won one, over Wake Forest 15-12, and VIRGINIA TECH rallied to tie WEST VIRGINIA 13-13.
1. NOTRE DAME (2-0)
2. MICHIGAN STATE (3-0)
3. NEBRASKA (3-0)
Michigan State should have had a breeze against Illinois. Losers of their first two games, the Mini had also lost their good power halfback, Cyril Pinder, out for the season with a knee operation. So Coach Pete Elliott decided to improvise. He went to wider formations with more passing and put a man in motion to draw out the State linebackers. Coach Duffy Daugherty countered with a 4-4-2-1 "prevent" defense, and Bubba Smith and his aggressive friends held Illinois to 17 yards rushing. Illinois' defense, however, was almost as good. It stopped Clinton Jones and Bob Apisa but resourceful Michigan State found other ways to win. Dwight Lee scored from 10 yards out, 220-pound Guard Pat Gallinagh, after taking a lateral from End Phil Hoag—who had picked off a fumble in midair—rumbled 40 yards for another score, Jimmy Raye ran three yards and sophomore AI Brenner returned a punt 95 yards. The Spartans won 26-10, but Daugherty was unhappy. "They forced us into mistakes," he complained.
Northwestern had a few little twitches ready for NOTRE DAME, too, like a zone defense against long passes, man-to-man on short ones and boxing defensive ends instead of blitzing linebackers. But none of these stopped sophomores Terry Hanratty and Jim Seymour. Hanratty completed 14 of 22 passes for 202 yards, Seymour caught nine, and Nick Eddy's 56-yard run got the Irish off to a 35-7 victory. "Better than last year," was Alex Agase's appraisal.
It was a hard week for the Big Ten. WASHINGTON, beaten by Air Force a week earlier, lit into Ohio State from the start and never let up until they had upset the Bucks 38-22. Don Moore, a stumpy halfback, and Fullback Jeff Jordan, who scored three times, led a 413-yard ground parade and even Woody Hayes was impressed. "That Moore," he said wistfully, "he's got a low wheelbase. We had quite a few hits at him but couldn't bring him down."
North Carolina found a Michigan weakness at the tackles and exploited it for all it was worth to win 21-7. Quarterback Danny Talbott—when he was not passing for 80 yards—led the assault and a tight pass defense clamped down hard on Michigan's Dick Vidmer and Jack Clancy, his favorite receiver. Minnesota got it, too; from KANSAS, of all teams, 16-14. In a conference game, WISCONSIN edged Iowa 7-0.
Only PURDUE had it easy, against SMU. So easy that Coach Jack Mollenkopf even took the heat off Bob Griese and experimented with halfback passes. Jim Finley threw one to Jim Beirne for a touchdown and sophomore Fullback Perry Williams scored four times on short plunges as Purdue coasted home 35-23.
As if NEBRASKA has not been having enough trouble staying unbeaten these days, some wretched soul planted a homemade land mine beneath the turf on Iowa State's Clyde Williams Field. Fortunately, it was triggered off by a sod-rolling machine three hours before the kickoff and no one was injured. The incident and Halfback Harry Wilson's 37-yard touchdown run for the Huskers were most of the excitement in Nebraska's 12-6 win. COLORADO, another Big Eight leader, had trouble with Kansas State but tightened up in time to hold off State's spirited young bloods 10-0.
The Mid-American Conference has contenders galore. Defending champions BOWLING GREEN and MIAMI of Ohio both won. BG celebrated the dedication of Doyt L. Perry Field, named for its athletic director and old coach, by trimming Dayton 13-0, while Miami shattered Western Michigan 26-7 for its ninth straight. OHIO U., on the way back, caught Kent State 12-10 on Bill Pataki's 49-yard field goal with five seconds to go, while TOLEDO, powered by sophomore Roland Moss's two touchdowns, dumped Marshall 23-7.
1. ARMY (3-0)
2. NAVY (1-2)
3. SYRACUSE (1-2)
The rains fell on the plains at West Point, as they did almost everywhere else in the dank East, but ARMY was as bright as polished brass last Saturday. Only the night before, Penn State's Joe Paterno had said, "This is a solid Army team. Tom Cahill has done a good coaching job." Just how good, Paterno soon found out. While his team fumbled away its chances, the hustling Cadets put together their best game of the season. Linebackers Townsend Clarke and Dean Hansen led a lusty defense that swarmed all over the Penn Staters, Nick Kurilko's wet-ball punting was superb and sophomore Quarterback Steve Lindell was too much for the young Lions. Lindell scored on a one-yard sneak, kicked a 27-yard field goal, and Army won 11-0.
After two bad beatings, SYRACUSE'S Ben Schwartzwalder decided it was time for something new. He shook up his ineffective secondary, junked his crooked I for a pro-style flanker T and put sophomore Jim Del Gaizo at quarterback. The changes worked wonders. A suddenly improved defense held Maryland to minus 45 yards rushing, Floyd Little prodded the Terps off balance with his quick thrusts for 110 yards, and Del Gaizo threw four scoring passes as the Orange won easily, 28-7.
Boston College got out of the doldrums, too. When sophomore Quarterback Dave Thomas got knocked out with a shoulder separation, sub Joe Marzetti led the Eagles past VMI 14-0. BUFFALO'S Mike Murtha and Lee Jones did in Villanova 28-8. Murtha passed for two touchdowns, and Jones ran for a pair. Boston U., however, was still floundering. The Terriers lost to TEMPLE 9-6.
Trouble with outsiders a plague on the major independents, finally spread to the Ivy League, HOLY CROSS upset favored Dartmouth 7-6 on scrambling Jack Lentz's two-yard roll-out and Mike Kaminski's kick. RUTGERS, another underdog, turned three Yale fumbles into scores and beat the Elis 17-14 for the first time in 93 years. Soccer-style kicker Jim Dulin booted a 35-yard field goal, Quarterback Pete Savino sneaked over from the one and Halfback Bryant Mitchell ran 36 yards. "It was just beautiful," said happy Coach John Bateman.
Cornell and Princeton barely survived. The Big Red downed high-scoring Colgate 15-14 on Pete Larson's two-point plunge. Columbia, behind 14-0, almost caught Princeton on Quarterback Rick Ballantine's long tosses. He threw for two touchdowns to make the score 14-12, but time ran out for the Lions on the Princeton 20. Only HARVARD and PENN had it easy. Harvard rolled over Tufts 45-0 while Penn battered Brown 20-0.
1. ARKANSAS (3-0)
2. SMU (2-1)
3. TEXAS (2-1)
TCU's Abe Martin was talking about talking. "We have been talking an awfully good game since last summer," said Martin. "Talk doesn't win football games." Right. All the winless Frogs could do against ARKANSAS was listen. Harry Jones, running with abandon and brains, did most of the talking with three touchdowns as the Hogs won 21-0. Told by his coaches to show "a little more recklessness," Hurryin' Harry ran five yards for one score, took 48- and 72-yard passes from Jon Brittenum for the others.
At Austin, Super Bill Bradley met his Kryptonite in the person of Indiana. The TEXAS star had completed five of seven passes for 108 yards and rushed three times for 22 yards on the way to a 35-0 win. But, on a 45-yard touchdown-pass play to Greg Lott, Bradley was hit hard and suffered a knee injury. It was a gloomy Longhorn locker room despite the victory; Bradley will be out for four weeks, possibly the season.
Texas A&M, spotting Texas Tech a first-quarter touchdown, rallied for a 35-14 upset when sophomore Quarterback Edd Hargett completed 13 of 19 passes for 204 yards. HOUSTON'S BO Burris also had an auspicious passing day against Oklahoma State. He threw five touchdown passes—a school record—to bury the Cowboys 35-9 before 43,743, the largest football crowd in the Astrodome's brief history.
BEST OF THE WEEK
THE BACK: Junior Halfback Don Moore of Washington, who at 5 feet 9 and 212 pounds runs like a Volkswagen truck, carried 30 times for 212 yards and scored two touchdowns as the Huskies ripped shocked Ohio State 38-22.
THE LINEMAN: On consecutive plays, Memphis State's 210-pound linebacker, Joe Rushing, knocked down a pass and intercepted the next one to save a 6-0 victory over Southern Mississippi. He had nine tackles, five assists in all.