Oklahoma A&M 27, Kansas State 7
Texas Western 17, Texas Tech 14
West Texas St. 33, McMurray 7
THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS
Utah State College scored a mild 18-13 upset over Denver in the only Skyline Conference game scheduled.
Utah, moving into the big time, gave UCLA a bad scare before losing 13-7. Fumbles kept the Utes from scoring a huge upset, although the Redskins were clearly outplayed by Red Sanders' Bruins.
Wyoming and New Mexico scored the only Skyline Conference victories over outside foes. Wyoming upset Arizona 20-16, as sophomore Tailback Bob Mireski and veteran Halfback Jim Crawford starred in the game at Tucson. New Mexico beat a weak neighbor, New Mexico A&M, 14-6 in a traditional nonconference game.
Montana State 33, North Dakota 13
Western State 21, Youngstown 7
Westminster 14, E. Montana 6
Stanford, Pacific Coast Conference favorite to host the 1957 Rose Bowl, beat a surprisingly strong Washington State team 40-26 in one of the biggest air shows since May Day over Moscow. The Indian aerial barrage caught the offense-minded Cougars flatfooted and it was obvious that Jim Sutherland, Ronnie Knox's high school coach who is starting his first year as head man at Washington State, had not spent enough time building a better pass trap. The Stanford attack was a tipoff that Michigan State, for all its vaunted ground power, had better come to Palo Alto next week equipped with nets.