2. AIR FORCE (2-0)
3. OREGON STATE
For Big Six teams
last Saturday was the kind of a day nobody should ever have to face again. At
home or abroad they suffered horribly, the biggest blow being OKLAHOMA'S
swacking of USC. Stanford, too, went down, but if its loss was less glorious at
least it was to OREGON, 36-7. Fortunately, some Big Six rooters were spared the
sight of watching their heroes crumble. Washington, UCLA and California were
beaten on the road. Only WASHINGTON STATE survived. The Cougars got a tie.
At Stanford the
familiar oompahs of the student band were missing for the first time in some 50
years. The band was on strike to protest the dismissal of its director and
because the new director wanted to integrate the 110-piece group with
nonstudents. With no music to play by, Stanford was as flat against Oregon as a
bruised C note. Backs fumbled the ball away six times, and the defense, caught
looking for the celebrated Mel Renfro, was ravaged for 513 yards by other
equally racy Ducks. Quarterback Bob Berry was the big gainer. He passed for 216
yards and two touchdowns and ran for a third. Some advice to the band: please,
please come back.
after breaking its 26-game losing streak, was suddenly brought back to reality
by AIR FORCE. The competent Falcons, led by Quarterback Terry Isaacson, ran
through, over and around the Rams, trouncing them 69-0. Isaacson darted and
wriggled to four touchdowns, two on runs of 47 and 39 yards.
For a while
OREGON STATE, which four days before had had 31 players laid low by a virus,
was not sure that it would have enough able bodies to send against Colorado.
But Saturday all were back, and when the slow Colorado linemen tried to put a
rush on Quarterback Gordon Queen, he just threw over them to elusive End Vern
Burke for three scores and to Len Frketich for a fourth. The Beavers won
Utah State Coach
Tony Knap thought he knew how to beat WYOMING. "They come across that line
of scrimmage like mad dogs," so, he reasoned, "we'll trap them and
shorten up the pass routes." It sounded good, but the Aggie pass defense
was too skimpy. Cowboy Quarterback Jeff Hartman slipped in a touchdown pass,
Halfback Rick Desmaris ripped through the line, and Wyoming won 21-14. Utah's
strategy, didn't work, either, IDAHO'S big line stopped Halfback Ron Coleman's
run for two points with 36 seconds to go. Idaho won 10-9.
After a sad first
week things were looking brighter for Arizona teams. ARIZONA STATE held off New
Mexico State long enough to eke out a 14-13 victory, while ARIZONA found a
fourth-string quarterback, Gene Dahlquist, who had a hand in three touchdowns
and Brigham Young fell 33-7.