THE TOP THREE:
1. USC (1-0)
2. AIR FORCE (1-0)
3. CALIFORNIA (1-0)
For the second straight year AIR FORCE upset Washington on a Bart Holaday field goal, winning 3-2. The highly rated Huskies collected nothing but fumbles, frustrations and penalties for themselves. Even the safety was a deliberate gift by Air Force after holding Washington on the one-yard line with time running out.
USC'S Mike Garrett, never stopped by fewer than two tacklers, scored 20 points in the first half against Colorado before USC let up, took out Garrett & Co. and coasted to a 21-0 victory. In its 23 allotted minutes the first string thoroughly cowed the Buffalo. Garrett gained 127 yards, Quarterback Craig Fertig completed five of 11 passes for 89 yards and Fullback Ron Heller carried 12 times for an average of 6.8 yards.
Fooling Missouri with running and defense and scoring the first two times it got the ball, rebuilt CALIFORNIA dismantled Mizzou 21-14. After Jim Blakeney swept 13 yards for a touchdown, Quarterback Craig Morton hit Flanker Jerry Mosher on a 26-yard scoring pass and grammar-schoolmate Jack Schraub for an 18-yard score. WASHINGTON STATE upset Stanford 29-23 behind Quarterback Tom Roth, and the OREGON Webfoots waddled past BYU, 20-13.
New Mexico has won two WAC titles without beating the utterly unimpressed UTAH Utes, and if the Lobos are to win a third it will have to be the same way. Utah pulverized them 16-0—and 401 yards to 119. ARIZONA STATE Quarterback John Torok struck 10, 21 and 57 yards for touchdown passes as the Sun Devils unexpectedly dazzled Utah State 24-8. WYOMING crushed Colorado State 31-7.