All week long use Coach Johnny McKay fretted about California's Craig Morton. "The greatest college passer I've ever seen," he said gloomily. And Morton did have a good day against the Trojans. He hit 18 of 28 for 219 yards and two scores. But USC's Craig Fertig, whose chubby face and red checks make him look more like a 12-year-old choir boy than a quarterback, had a better one. He threw four touchdown passes, the last to Rod Sherman in the final minute, for a 26-21 Trojan victory.
Passing was big in Oregon, too. Washington keyed its stunting defenses on OREGON Quarterback Bob Berry, allowing him only one scoring pass, a 14-yarder to Tackle-eligible Lowell Dean. But it was enough for the unbeaten Ducks to beat the bumbling Huskies 7-0. OREGON STATE, meanwhile, discovered some flaws in Syracuse's pass coverage. The Beavers put in a reverse pass and gave Halfback Cliff Watkins a tricky new pattern to run. Paul Brothers threw 44 yards to Len Frketich and 39 to Watkins for scores, and down went surprised Syracuse, 31-13.
The Western AC, proudly boasting of two unbeaten teams, suddenly had none. ARIZONA upset Wyoming 15-7 and UTAH shocked Arizona State 16-3.