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While UCLA'S way around Missour (page 20) may have been more subtle, Oregon State Coach Dee Andros knew just what to expect from use Saturday night in Portland. "They are going to try to run the ball down our throats," he predicted. The Trojans did. Halfbacks Rod Sherman and Don McCall ran for 111 and 90 yards, respectively, Fullback Mike Hull got 82 more, and every once in a while Quarterback Troy Winslow spread the reluctant Beavers with a pass. He completed 10, eight to End Ron Drake, and it all added up to a 21-0 victory for USC. "It seemed like we never had the ball," said Andros sadly.
Getting the ball was not CALIFORNIA'S worry against Pitt. The Panthers gave it to them three times on pass interceptions, one of which 6-foot-7 basketballer Wayne Stewart ran back 47 yards for a touchdown. And, just when Pitt thought it had a chance to catch Cal, Safety Man Jerry Bradley, a 154-pound scurrier, returned a punt 76 yards. Eventually the Panthers went down 30-15. SAN JOSE STATE'S Danny Holman, the nation's leading passer, completed 19 of 26 for 308 yards and three touchdowns to beat Oregon 21-7. BAYLOR had a surprise for Washington State. The Bears turned up with a tough running game, but in the end it was Quarterback Terry Southall's two touchdown passes that finished off WSU 20-14.
Navy, without ailing Quarterback Jack Cartwright, was forced to change its offensive ways against AIR FORCE. With slow-footed Felix Bassi at quarterback, the Middies were predictable but not productive. Halfback Terry Murray got away once, for 73 yards and then scored from the one, but the Falcons' Sonny Lutz threw a touchdown pass and Dick Hall kicked three field goals, from 39, 29 and 48 yards, as Air Force won 15-7.
Wyoming will be hard to catch in the Western AC. The versatile Cowboys shut off Arizona's good passing game with a strong rush and won 36-6 as Quarterback Rick Egloff and Halfback Jim Kiick belabored the Wildcats with their passing and running, BRIGHAM YOUNG had a tougher time beating upstart Colorado State 27-24 on Virgil Carter's 76-yard scoring pass to Perry Rodrigue, their second of the game. NEW MEXICO STATE, with Tailback Jim Bohl running for 73 yards, trounced Utah State 23-7.
Alabama's Bear Bryant was not very happy last week. His left-handed quarterback, Kenny Stabler, could throw only interceptions in practice and Mississippi loomed as large as the Green Bay Packers. So, what happened? Well, Stabler goes 16 for 19 with no interceptions, Split End Ray Perkins, who may be the best catch-and-run man in the country, grabs nine for a school record and 'Bama beats Ole Miss 17-7 in Jackson. What actually won the game, though, was a typical Bryant defense—small and swarming. Halrback Dicky Thompson intercepted three passes, and Alabama's quick, midget line was tough when it had to be. "The defense was something extra," said Bryant, "but mark my words: our offense will win some games for us, too." That is an ominous prediction.
Tennessee, wrapped up in a 3-3 tie, was on Rice's 12-yard line with nine seconds to go in the first half with no way to stop the clock. The Owls unaccountably called a time out, and that was all the grateful Vols needed. Quarterback Dewey Warren passed to End Johnny Mills for a touchdown. He threw to Austin Denney and Walter Chadwick for two more in the second half, and Tennessee won 23-3.