For 30 minutes it looked as though
would get no closer to the Rose Bowl than Portland's Multnomah Stadium. The enigmatic Husky defense had been shot full of holes by
Oregon State's remarkable sophomore tailback, Terry Baker, who led his team to a 22-7 half-time lead and eventually accumulated 215 yards by passing and 87 more by rushing. Injured Bob Schloredt wasn't there to move the Huskies, and his replacement, Bob Hivner, had enjoyed little success. But suddenly Washington came alive. Halfbacks George Fleming and Charlie Mitchell slipped, slithered and slashed through the painfully thin Beaver line for three touchdowns. With 2:07 remaining, Hivner bucked over from the one-yard line, and Fleming kicked the extra point to give Washington a 30-29 victory and a new sniff at the roses.
Stubby, elusive Cleveland Jones ran
a 20-0 win over the Bears.
took a while to warm to its task, but finally heated up sufficiently to scalp
stuck to simple offense, simple defense and just enough passing to keep Air Force loose, gave Rich Mayo his most difficult day and brought down the slumping Falcons 15-0. The top three:
1. WASHINGTON (5-1)
2. UCLA (2-1-1)
3. OREGON STATE (4-2)
It will take many a bourbon and water to make Arkansans forget what happened to their Razorbacks last Saturday. For 59 minutes and 57 seconds
even. The score stood at 7-7. Mississippi had apparently kicked a field goal with 25 seconds to play, but the play had been called back by the officials. Then with just three seconds to go, the Rebels' Allen Green tried another from the 29-yard line. He kicked the ball, and the referee's arms went up to signify that the kick was good. Arkansas howled in protest. Ole Miss had a 10-7 victory, but there wasn't a Razorback supporter worth his salt who didn't insist—and will continue to insist until his dying day—that the kick was wide.
Rice's Owls, hooting more belligerently with each passing week, caught Texas with its mistakes showing and upset the Longhorns 7-0 on Quarterback Billy Cox's two-yard sprint. Baylor's lagging offense perked up in time to beat Texas A&M 14-0;
smothered SMU 28-7 for its first SWC victory.
TCU and Pitt went into their game with identical records: two wins, two losses, one tie, one gang fight. They came out of it with identical records: two wins, two losses, two ties, two gang fights. Each team scored once for a 7-7 tie; the last-minute brawl ended in no decision. The top three:
1. BAYLOR (5-0)
2. RICE (4-1)
3. ARKANSAS (4-2)