For the first half of its game with Oregon State, Washington appeared to be still in shock from its two losses in a row to Stanford and Oregon. The Huskies led 17-7, but Sonny Sixkiller had completed only eight of 23 passes, and none for touchdowns. Happily, Sonny was crisp with his hand-offs on the draw play to Tom Scott, a slender, 170-pound halfback who slipped through OSU's frantic pass rush for 89 yards in 10 carries to lead Washington to a 38-14 win. Meanwhile, the Husky defense held hard-running Dave Schilling to 22 yards in 10 attempts.
San Diego State Quarterback Brian Sine hurled 52 passes, completing 28 for 439 yards and four touchdowns, as the Aztecs came from 13 points down in the third quarter to defeat Utah State 36-20.