Unable to move against deliberate Penn State, Nebraska got its first big push from Sophomore Pat Fischer, who returned a kickoff 92 yards to put the Corn-huskers even at 7-7, then pulled out with a 14-7 victory on Carroll Zaruba's plunge from the one-yard line.
Marquette may not make a bowl this year but the Warriors brought the first smile in three years to Coach Johnny Druze's face when Quarterback Pete Hall jammed over for three touchdowns in the second half to beat South Dakota State 18-7, and end a 20-game losing streak.
Oregon State looked as if it had been caught half-dressed when the guests arrived after a hungry band of USC youngsters manhandled the Beavers 21-0 in Los Angeles Coliseum on Friday night. Led by Quarterback Willie Wood, who threw one touchdown pass, and the muscular McKeever twins, Marlin and Mike, who flung Oregon State ball carriers through the air like popcorn, USC kept the pressure on all the way, dulled the scent of roses in the noses of the Beavers.
Next day, UCLA groped through the Coliseum heat and smog in a futile effort to locate the Pittsburgh ball carriers and lost 27-6. Pitt uncovered a handy quarterback in Ivan Toncic and a solid middle of the line bulwarked by Guard John Guzik (see above).
All-America Candidate Bob Newman split the Stanford defenses with 13 completions in 19 passes (for two touchdowns and 134 yards) and sent his backs pounding through the line on slants, sweeps and draw plays to give Washington State a 40-6 triumph and turn Cactus Jack Curtice's PCC debut into a drama of misery.
College of the Pacific, with talented Dick Bass (see above) doing everything but lug the water bucket, scored for the last time with 2� minutes to play to upset favored California 24-20.
Utah made only frugal use of Lee Grosscup, its star passer, but beat Montana 20-6 to set the stage for next Saturday's Skyline Conference showdown with Brigham Young, 29-7 victor over Fresno State.
In other games, shaky Washington pulled itself together to beat San Jose State 14-6; Oregon scored three times in the last quarter to overcome Idaho 27-0; Oklahoma State, badgered by Denver for a few jittery moments in the third quarter, came on to win 31-14.