In the absence of the NFL, TV viewers got a look at Division III college football yesterday. In a game shown in 75 percent of the nation, Brian Moore passed 71 yards to Lance Currens and Steve Varga kicked a 47-yard field goal to give Baldwin-Wallace a 16-14 victory over Wittenberg in Springfield, Ohio.

It was the first live Sunday football carried by CBS-TV since the last round of NFL games Sept. 19. The NFL players struck two days later on Sept 21.

"It's not exactly the New York Giants or the Dallas Cowboys," said Pat Summerall, "but it's really fun being on a campus again."

Summerall and John Madden, the network's No. 1 pro telecasting team, described the game in which Baldwin-Wallace rallied from a 7-6 deficit after three quarters.

At Eagle Rock, Calif., freshman running back Vance Mueller ran 25 yards to score and break a 20-20 tie, leading Occidental College to a 34-20 victory over San Diego . . .

In the Canadian Football League, Keith Baker, playing a dual role, caught one touchdown pass and then helped the Hamilton defense stop two successive drives inside the 15-yard line with less than three minutes left in the Tiger-Cats' 18-13 victory in Ottawa.

Rookie Joe Adams threw three touchdown passes in the first half to help the Roughriders beat the Calgary Stampeders, 53-8, in Regina, Saskatchewan.