In other games, Navy sank Citadel 21-2, Eastern Kentucky beat Delaware 24-7 and New Hampshire stunned Holy Cross 27-14.
1. PENN STATE (1-0)
2. ARMY (1-0)
3. NEW HAMPSHIRE (1-0)
Those who claim the wishbone offense is not as effective as it used to be will get an argument out of Seattle, which is where Mississippi State unleashed its version of the attack at, over and around Washington for a 27-18 victory.
Bulldog Quarterback Bruce Threadgill, a wishbone magician, twice caught the Huskies looking for Fullback Dennis Johnson coming through the line and zonked them with touchdown passes. He connected with Halfback Len Copeland on a 44-yarder and with Johnson, after a fake, for an 81-yard score.
Washington took an early 6-0 lead and added four field goals by Steve Robbins, but the Bulldogs' ball control kept the game out of the Huskies' reach.
A literally pointless contest in Laramie proved to be out of reach of both Air Force and Wyoming, who played to a scoreless tie. Air Force had the best shot at winning, but Mark Noonan's 37-yard field-goal attempt with four seconds left was short after a high snap from center.
In a Big Sky Conference opener at Pocatello, Idaho, Northern Arizona beat Idaho State 28-7. The Lumberjacks scored three touchdowns in less than three minutes late in the fourth quarter to obliterate a 7-6 deficit.
Elsewhere, Oregon State defeated Syracuse 24-14, Brigham Young blasted Kansas State 39-0, Utah State beat San Jose State 22-10 and Montana State beat North Dakota 21-7.
1. USC (1-0)
2. CALIFORNIA (1-0)
3. BYU (1-0)