On UCLA's second possession Dank-worth, a senior who played in the shadow of All-America John Sciarra the past two seasons, went left on a keeper for 32 yards. At the start of the second quarter, trailing 3-0 (a Brown fumble helped set up a 24-yard Sun Devil field goal by Coach Kush's son, Dan), UCLA went ahead to stay when Dankworth capped an 80-yard Bruin drive by faking a hand-off, darting through a huge hole in the right side of the line and sprinting untouched 32 yards to a touchdown.
Later in the second quarter UCLA took a 14-3 lead on another 80-yard TD drive, the key play being Brown's 35-yard burst through the right side and down the sideline to the ASU 12. Four plays later it was first and goal to go, and the UCLA coaches signaled for Dankworth to try the right side again. He called the correct play in the huddle but got mixed up after the snap, went left and scored while every other Bruin and most of the Sun Devils went right.
UCLA drove 79 yards to a third TD in the third quarter, and Brown's 26-yard touchdown run a few possessions later made the score 28-3. While Brown was romping, Tyler was laughing at the two Sun Devils who were still dogging his every step. Donahue played his subs in the final period, and ASU's lone touchdown, a 15-yard Dennis Sproul-to- John Jefferson pass play, was of no consequence.
There was some predictable crowing among the UCLA players, who had felt their team had been overlooked by the pollsters (the highest the Bruins had been ranked in any major poll was 14th by UPI), and Donahue was naturally elated at getting his first victory, but he was annoyed at UCLA's sloppy ballhandling. (The Bruins had fumbled five times.) "I do not believe we handled the ball like a big-league team," he said. "The defensive team won this football game. It went in there time and again under bad circumstances and did beautifully. I hope this is the start of a tradition."
He should hope that it is an instant tradition, for high-scoring Arizona visits L.A. this weekend and in two weeks Donahue and his Bruins travel to Columbus for a return match with Ohio State and Woody Hayes.
As for Arizona State, it's back under the rocks with the rattlers—at least for the time being.