Last Saturday it took the best to handle Carter and the Marines. Odle and Boyett ran wonderful patterns, but right there with them to steal four passes were the Cowboys' deep-four defenders. Part of this success was due, of course, to the firm of Durling, Billingsley and Dirks, Inc., who attacked Carter as if he were making off with Tyrannosaurus Rex.
When it came time to move the ball Jim Kiick got yards with that ghostly stride of his, or, when the subtle approach was not the answer, a little of that good old Wyoming crunch. And then there was Egloff, lots of Egloff. There was Egloff passing to Marion three times for touchdowns and once to End Dennis Devlin. There was Egloff scrambling for 85 yards. There was, in fact, more Egloff than BYU could stomach.
As for Virgil Carter, he got his 201 yards all right, and 83 more to boot, which makes him a master at advancing a football, and when Boyett caught a pass just before the end of the game to put BYU close to the goal line, the band again struck up the Marine Hymn. It must have sounded much as it did at Wake Island in 1942.