Bell tore inside and outside almost at will, but it wasn't a solo effort. The USC offensive line ripped gaps in the Duke defense that any of the "Baby Brigade" could have run through. A lot of them did, since the fourth-ranked Trojans used nine different backs to net 434 yards.
California and Colorado combined for 948 yards of total offense and innumerable defensive mistakes before the Buffaloes won 34-27. Colorado Quarterback David Williams rushed for 114 yards and the winning touchdown while completing nine of 15 passes for 108 yards and another score.
UCLA's veer attack looked sluggish before John Sciarra, the Bruins do-everything quarterback, directed his mates to a 37-21 win over Iowa State. Sciarra moved the Bruins 91, 69 and 59 yards for scores on three successive possessions in the third quarter. Sciarra himself carried 25 times for 102 yards With no accomplished back to share the running chores he will be UCLA's marked man.
Arizona State solved a quarterback problem while beating Washington 35-12. Fred Mortensen got a field promotion under fire when he came into the game with the score 14-12 and 11:38 left, and guided the Sun Devils to three touchdowns.
In other contests, San Diego State shut out Oregon State 25-0 and Texas A&I ruined Aloha Stadium's inaugural by crushing Hawaii 43-9.
1. USC (1-0)
2. UCLA (1-0)
3. Arizona St. (1-0)