John Shaffer passed for one touchdown, third-string tailback Kevin Woods ran for another, and 10th-ranked Penn State survived a third-quarter scare to beat East Carolina, 17-10, Saturday at University Park, Pa.
Woods, a sophomore playing because starter D.J. Dozier was injured last week against Temple, rushed for 56 yards, with 24 coming on a second-quarter touchdown run that gave the Nittany Lions a 14-3 lead.
East Carolina (2-1) then cut the deficit to 14-10 when fullback Anthony Simpson ran eight yards for a touchdown with 6:16 left in the third quarter.
Penn State made it 17-10 with 3:49 left in the game on a 38-yard field goal by Massimo Manca.
Afterward, Penn State Coach Joe Paterno, asked if East Carolina was a better team than he thought, screamed at reporters: “You know, you guys are driving me absolutely up the wall. I try to tell you everybody in this country has great athletes. And they all have big kids, and the coaching is so good. Teams play their butts off when they play us. You can only say it so many times.”
Army 20, Rutgers 16--Halfback William Lampley ran 10 yards for a third-quarter touchdown that provided the margin of victory as Army won at West Point, N.Y.
After Lampley’s touchdown, halfback Clarence Jones ran for a two-point conversion that made it 20-13 late in the third period.
Army is 2-0. Rutgers, which tied Florida last week in its opener, is 0-1-1.
Grambling 45, N.C. Central 14--Quarterback Terrell Landry threw for 286 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another score as Grambling gave Coach Eddie Robinson his 322nd career victory, routing North Carolina Central in the 15th annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Football Classic at New York’s Yankee Stadium.
Robinson moved within one victory of the all-time record held by the late Paul (Bear) Bryant.
Grambling is 2-0 this season and 13-2 in the Whitney series. Central dropped to 1-2.
Syracuse 34, Kent St. 0--Syracuse cornerback David Lee scored on a punt he helped block, and wide receiver Scott Schwedes hauled in a pair of touchdown passes as the Orangemen (1-1) won at Syracuse. The Golden Flashes are 0-2.
Yale 10, Brown 9--Mike Curtin tossed an 18-yard touchdown pass to Dave White, and John Duryea added a 30-yard field goal as Yale scored 10 points in the third quarter to beat Brown at New Haven, Conn., in the Ivy League opener for both teams.
Harvard 49, Columbia 17--After Columbia took a 17-0 lead midway through the third quarter, Harvard exploded for 49 points behind the passing of quarterback Brian White and the running of Robert Santiago at New York in another Ivy League opener.
The game marked the Columbia coaching debut for Jim Garrett.
Princeton 10, Dartmouth 3--Steve Foster scored from one yard out, and Rob Goodwin kicked a 23-yard field goal in the first half as Princeton won its Ivy League opener at Hanover, N.H.
Safety Jim Anderson’s interception with 40 seconds left sealed the victory.
Penn 10, Cornell 6--Jim Crocicchia threw a one-yard touchdown pass to Brent Novoselsky late in the first half, and defending Ivy League champion Penn relied on a sturdy defense to hold off upset-minded Cornell in an Ivy League opener at Philadelphia.
Colgate 30, Lafayette 14--Kenny Gamble ran for 152 yards and one touchdown to lead Colgate at Easton, Pa. Colgate and Lafayette are 1-1.
Massachusetts 27, Holy Cross 3--Freshman linebacker John McKeown recovered two fumbles, setting up a touchdown and a field goal as Massachusetts stunned Holy Cross at Amherst, Mass.
Massachusetts gained 326 yards overall, led by John Crowley’s six catches for 109 yards and a 13-yard touchdown. McKeown led the Massachusetts defense with eight tackles, one sack and two fumble recoveries.