1. USC (2-0)
2. WASHINGTON (1-1)
3. UCLA (2-0)
The West Coast was rough on visitors last week. Early in the last quarter, ILLINOIS appeared to have California safely in hand, 20-6. The big Illini line, led by Dick Butkus, had been booming in on Cal Quarterback Craig Morton all afternoon, nailing him for losses. Fullback Jim Grabowski had banged away at the California middle mercilessly (for 110 yards) and, when the Golden Bears stacked their defense to stop him, Quarterback Fred Custardo rolled out wide and cleverly exploited their weakened center alley with accurate passes. Then Morton began to connect. He threw nine yards to little Flanker Back Jerry Bradley for one touchdown and, with less than a minute to play, found Bradley deep in the end zone with a 32-yarder—apparently to tie Illinois, 20-20. But Bradley's foot scraped the last chalk mark as he came down with the ball, and the officials ruled it an out-of-bounds catch. That saved the Illini. They won 20-14.
Washington, thoroughly chastened by its loss to Air Force, was in no mood to fool around with Baylor. Coach Jim Owens turned loose his "wild mouse," 159-pound Halfback Steve Bramwell, against the Bears and he led them a merry chase. Bramwell returned a punt 67 yards for a touchdown, carried back five others for 70 yards, caught four passes and the Huskies romped 35-14.
Eastern visitors also had nothing but trouble out West. Penn State went at UCLA'S talented Larry Zeno with an intensive blitz, but he escaped often enough to get the surprising Bruins a 21-14 victory. OREGON'S Bob Berry and Pitt's Fred Mazurek both did just about what was expected of them. Barry passed for 117 yards and two touchdowns. Mazurek ran for 119 yards and threw for 109. But Pitt lost a touchdown when Halfback Dale Stewart fumbled on the way into the end zone and another when Eric Crabtree's 80-yard run on a pass interception was nullified by an offside penalty. The Panthers lost the game, too, 22-13.
Stanford, still trying to get the kinks out of its offense, squeaked by San Jose State 10-8 while OREGON STATE beat Colorado 14-7. Washington State, however, was overwhelmed by WYOMING 28-7. UTAH STATE, anxious to prove itself as the West's No. 1 independent, buried New Mexico State, 76-0. ARIZONA beat Brigham Young 36-6.