"A total mismatch. Arizona State will beat us by 100 points. I have scheduled a bye next week to allow the blood to coagulate," moaned College of Pacific's Coach Jack Myers. But COP's fabulous Dick Bass apparently wasn't listening. Pounding the line like a fullback and slicing inside and outside the ends like a wraith for 212 yards, Bass led COP to a 34-16 victory over Arizona State.
Washington, strictly a plodder, reversed strategy to come out throwing, made it pay off with 24-21 win over Minnesota on Sophomore Halfback George Fleming's 16-yard field goal at the end of the first half. In other games, Oregon State perked up just enough to defeat Kansas 12-0; Stanford lost another to Rice 30-7.
More than three decades of frustration came to an end when Brigham Young, never a winner over Utah, clicked on a 36-yard pass from Wayne Startin to R. K. Brown in the closing minutes to down the Utes 14-7 in the Skyline Conference. Wyoming, which must still test BYU and Utah, beat Montana 21-14.
Highly touted Colorado started off strong against Kansas State, tailed off some, but still managed to win 13-3. The top three:
1. COLLEGE OF PACIFIC (2-0)
2. WASHINGTON STATE (1-1)
3. OREGON STATE (1-1)
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