1. UCLA (6-0)
2. USC (6-0)
3. WYOMING (6-0)
The only difference between use and Clemson, insisted Coach Frank Howard after his Tigers had been clawed nearly to death by the Trojans, 30-0, was "our plays didn't go quite as far." USC's biggest one was a 74-yard punt return by spindly-legged Mike Battle. While Tackle Rudy May led a smothering defense that held Clemson to 33 yards rushing, USC's quick backs smashed the Tigers for 449 yards in total offense. "Thank God we don't play them tomorrow," said Howard. "We play Disneyland. That's more our kind of game."
UCLA'S Gary Beban, keeping his cool against California, passed sparingly but often enough to get two touchdowns, Mel Farr ran for 70 yards and scored twice, and the Bruins were enjoying a nice afternoon outing when Cal's Barry Bronk began winging the ball around in the fourth quarter. Surprised UCLA had to be content with a 28-15 victory.
The week began badly for WASHINGTON. First sophomore Halfback Jim Cope came down with mononucleosis, then Don Moore, the league's leading rusher, was dropped for breaking training. To make matters worse. Oregon took a 7-3 lead last Saturday. But the Huskies recovered nicely, got the ball on the Oregon three on a fumble and scored on Quarterback Don Sparlin's rush for a 10-7 win. WASHINGTON STATE turned two Idaho fumbles into second-half touchdowns to beat the Vandals 14-7. OREGON STATE made it a perfect week for AAWU teams against outsiders, squeaking past Arizona State 18-17 on Pete Pifer's one-yard plunge.
There is just no stopping WYOMING. When the deep Cowboys sputtered under No. 1 Quarterback Randy Egloff" against Utah State, in came Chuck Shelton to get them going. Wyoming won 35-10. BRIGHAM YOUNG and UTAH—still hoping to catch the Cowboys in the Western AC—both won, the Cougars over New Mexico 33-6 and the Utes over Arizona 24-19. COLORADO STATE, which wants to get into the WAC, helped itself to its biggest win under Coach Mike Lude as Halfback Oscar Reed scored four times to lead the Rams past Air Force 41-21.